Heya guys, I'm back from Japan and (sort of) back from Hiatus. I still have like a thousand messages in my inbox, though, even after clearing a bunch of them out.
A lot has happened over the past two weeks, so I guess I'll give you what I hope is a brief rundown of what happened:
Segment I: Tokyo
Well, I took a flight from LAX to Narita, and then took a limousine bus to Tokyo. We (My mom, Sean, and I) stayed in a really cramped hotel called the Weekly Mansion and ate meals consisted entirely of stuff we bought from a nearby convenience store. While we were in Tokyo, we visited the Kaminari-mon (Thunder gates) which was a huge temple in Asakusa. We also visited Akihabara, which is famous for its electronics stores and huge population of anime/manga nerds. We even visited a maid cafe, which was INCREDIBLY disappointing... It was basically a bunch of high school girls wearing costumes working in a low-budget shop serving overpriced food and drinks. (600 yen [$6 USD] for a glass of Melon soda, yowza!) Then we took a riverboat tour and visited the newest prefecture in Tokyo, called Odaiba. We also visited the Tokyo Tower, which was fun. :3
Segment II: Osaka
After visiting Tokyo, we took another plane to Osaka to stay at my Grandma's apartment for a few days. Sean was so tall he kept hitting his head on the ceiling lamps, lol. We didn't do much in Osaka, all things considered. We went to the Osamu Tezuka museum (anyone who calls themselves an anime/manga fan should know this guy's name. If not, you're not worthy of calling yourself a nerd. For all intents and purposes, this guy INVENTED the anime/manga style in Japan.) and I got my hair cut. Like, 4 inches of it. xD My aunt and uncle also visited us and we went out to dinner. Aaaand we went to another temple near my grandma's apartment and visited Osaka Castle.
Segment III: Hot springs
YEEEEEAAAAAAHHH, HOT SPRINGS! 8D My mom booked us (Grandma included) a couple of rooms at a really snazzy hot springs resort spa. It was SOOOOO awesome, for realsies
There was both an indoor and an outdoor bath (both of which have an incredible view of the ocean) and my skin felt so silky and smooth after bathing there
There was also this treatment thing there called "doctor fish" that I tried. Basically it was a pool full of cleaner fish that you could stick your hands/feet in and have the fish eat all your dead skin off. It tickled a lot at first, but after a while it felt really pleasant. Plus the fish were kinda cute
What else~ There was a manga corner, an arcade, a bunch of massage chairs, table tennis, and Karaoke rooms (I actually sang Lady Gaga, lol). Everything but the arcade was free to use. 8D Then we took a charter bus back to Osaka.
Segment IV: Kyoto
After taking the train from Osaka to Kyoto, we chilled at my Grandpa's house which was nice because his house is SO DAMN HUGE AND FANCY as opposed to my Grandma's apartment. I mean I love 'em both, but Japanese apartments WILL make you claustrophobic, even if you aren't already. Anyway, we went out to eat at a couple of restaurants, including a really fancy one where each party dines in a separate room, and a rotating sushi bar. Sean and I played with my Grandpa's 3 dogs a bunch, and we set off fireworks on our last day there. Staying at that house was really pleasant, especially since my grandpa's new wife is so friendly. :3
Segment V: Home again
Weeeeelllll, we drove from Kyoto back to my Grandma's Osaka apartment, where we packed up all our crud and stayed there one last night. Then my grandma, my mom, Sean, and I went to Osaka national airport to meet up with my aunt and uncle one last time for lunch, and we boarded a plane bound for Narita. Then we had to transfer over to another plane that would take us on an 11-hour trip back to LA. And now I'm back home typing this journal. Yay, jet lag! =w=;
I drew a lot during the time I've been gone, and I even finished Dreamworld (the IRL version). WTFAAAAAAHHHH. So, I know I've asked this before, but what do you want me to work on now? Granted, getting all the DW pages online will be a first priority, but I want to know what you want to see from me next. I'm considering:
Re-writing it so I can publish it so y'all can have nice, professional-looking copies if you really wanted to buy one (like anyone would actually want to buy my crap)
A prequel, so you can see all my characters' backstories (And I'll get to write my two favorite backstories: Raven's and Hechoton's. I really like Snowday's backstory too, even though he's a minor character)
Starta completely new story if you guys are sick and tired of Dreamworld. I've got an idea in my head that would work, too, but I could always save it for later.
So... yeah. Hopefully I'll be posting some art soon. I haven't uploaded diddly-squat since April. OTL;
Oh, and this is BAAAAAAWWWW-tastic, but my Neopets account got hacked. ;A; That was my first experience on the internet, not to mention the first place I ever used the name medli20. And whoever hacked my account got it frozen, along with my Royalgirl Zafara, my Darigan Kyrii lab rat, and Raven_swiftwing, my Lenny. ><;; And to add insult to injury, my very first Neopet, my unconverted Plushie Scorchio
was put in the pound and now someone else has him. (I think that person might be the same person who hacked my account, but I don't have any concrete evidence. At any rate, I can't contact them because their account says they're under 13.)
VALOO45 WAS MY PRIZED BBY. I'MMUNA MISS HIM.
Other than that, I don't have much else to say. I'll work on getting my photos imported to my computer and posted on the internet. :3