December 29, 2004

Ninja Claus is Real!

Well, Christmas is over for another year. I got some great presents but the whole affair was rather subdued. Perhaps my outright refusal to outgrow what should be the more fun aspects of the holidays is catching up with me. But now we’re in that awkward stage between Christmas and New Years where nothing really happens. So, or the most part I’ve just been relaxing and playing Pikmin 2.

Of course, not everyone takes it easy around now. Some people still feel the need to attack! Check out this message of festive cheer that I got on Christmas day.

i think the work is a little sloppy there ninjafool
Ahh, “ninjafool“. How quaint. It’s just so nice when people can’t express their opinion without adding an insult and trying to be clever about it. Merry Christmas to you too.

Anyhow, I just switched to a new ISP, so I don’t have outgoing e-mail right now, just incoming. So I might be a little late in responding to the forces that conspire against me. But have no fear, I’ll get to you eventually.


December 19, 2004

The Eternal Holiday Mystery.

What the Hell is the deal with Egg Nog?

Seriously, what is it? Why do we have it? How does it even exist within the defined realms of this reality? Why are people so convinced that it must embody the Holiday spirit? Who decided that it should come to pass?

I think it would be much better if, instead of the Nog of Egg, the traditional Holiday drink was chocolate milk.

Or better yet, chocolate milkshakes.

Yes. That is what I want for Christmas. A chocolate milkshake.

If anyone has any theories on the questions I have posed, let me know. Perhaps we can finally solve this mystery of time and space.


December 17, 2004

Busy as a Ghost.

I had a very long, busy, but ultimately fulfilling day yesterday. I went to a school to talk to students about drawing and anime. I spoke to 4 different classes, grades 4, 5, 6, and 7, more or less giving the same presentation 4 times. It was tedious and tiring, but I do what I can because the art programs at the elementary level are just pathetic, and maybe it can help drum up some business for Comic Book Masters next term.

I was pretty exhausted after that, but I was told that there was going to be a bit of a gathering at my old stomping grounds, the Ontario College of Art and Design. Even though I left the school a year ago under unsavory circumstances, I still have friends there who I don’t get to see very often, and I was invited, so I made the trip. It was pretty funny to walk into a room where most of the people there hadn’t seen me in ages and didn’t know that I’d be there. People looked like they had just seen a ghost! We had a co-op life drawing session, where each of us took turns posing with some costume elements while the others drew what they saw. I was the last to pose for the night. When it was over one of the artists gave me one of the drawings, so here’s a depiction of me as rendered by Sam G.

Striking, is it not? People came up with the most interesting comments while drawing me. I got complements on my arms, my fingers, and my nose. At least, in terms of how much fun it is to draw those parts of my anatomy. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing, but I’ll take what I can get.

It was a lot of fun to do that and I’m glad that I went, despite how tired I was beforehand. Now that I’m finished with teaching as of last Saturday, I’m just going to relax for awhile and work towards getting this place into shape with some new updates before the year closes.


December 2, 2004

It’s December Already.

How in the hell did it get to be December? They say that time flies when you’re having fun. Well, I am not having very much fun, and yet time flies regardless. And now there is only one month left out of the whole year, and I don’t have much to show for it.

I wanted to have a new site update in October, and now it’s already December. Things are taking longer than I had anticipated, and my patience has begun to wear thin, but I’m still hacking away at it, even if it’s just a little bit at a time.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, so here’s a recent look at what a few folks have been saying about me.

(GI)Crash left us with this fascinating review.

this site sux so bad i cant believe that you made i puked eat me
Oh wow, such an articulate and well arranged statement. Obviously my verbal skills are far inferior to his, so I shouldn’t even bother forming a response, at risk of making myself look like an idiot. But thank you, Mr. Crash, for this beautifully written and fair assessment. I will be saving it. *sinister grin*

The esteemed Dr. Pillow had this to say, most likely in response to some of the other guestbook posts.

My observation is that you will be all the jealous type of Mr. Ninja. Jealousy is you, as because have no talent you don’t. That is my diagnosis. Cool drawings, Mr. Ninja
Well, uh, thanks.. Yoda. I think.

And from Tom, who seems to insist on speaking German.

hallo, geile seite, obwohl es ein bissel an www.chaosdigital erinnert.

viele grüsse, tom

Viel Dank Sie, mächtiges Tom. Ich bin ein Ninja!

And this puzzle comes from “chingAdA!!!” I think it’s some kind of secret code or something.

HEY… wow im so suprised on what happens in the end butt then ur like HEY.. well am in de right place or wat? ehehe plus i dont no where i am so ahah nice place byes!!
Good gravy. I could understand Tom the German guy better than this nonsense, and I don’t actually speak German. I think that whoever or whatever “chingAdA!!!” is, he/she/it likes this webpage, which is great and all, but seriously…. how? And why? And…. what? And…. byes??

Oh yes, and lest we forget Mark. The same Mark who keeps visiting my website again and again, only to say mow much he hates it. So great to know that children are finding such productive ways of spending their time nowadays. Why, when I was but a lad, I used to read magazines and play video games. I guess times have changed. So let’s see what Mark has to say on what has to be his 15th visit.

Screw you dood! This is possibly the worse sote I’ve seen in my entire life. I’m 15 and I can draw better than you ever will.
Wow, we’re really beginning to find out a lot about Mark. I feel a psychological breakthrough happening here. I never would have thought that such a well stated and intelligent opinion could ever come from one who is only 15 years old. All this time I thought he was much older than that, but it turns out he is the age of any other typical punk kid. Oh wait, I lied. This doesn’t surprise me at all, and he is just a typical punk kid. Yawn.

I love how he says he can draw better than I ever will. Good for him. Looking forward to seeing your website, Mark. Oh, what’s that? You don’t have one? Nor do you have any other proof of your illustrative superiority? Then prove it or shut the Hell up. You’re giving other 15 year olds a bad name. Jackass.

Such is the life of Ninjatron.