…Yea, I finally got this up. So it’s going to be up for a week and then I’ll have to change it to a new banner again (which I’m already planning for and it’s a special surprise~ ;D) the day right after. *sigh* Such hard work. But since I’m in such a good mood after today’s SC! episode, it doesn’t matter. Cuz I love my animanga girls and would do anything for them. <3
…even gouge myself on ten pounds of chocolate. Ohhh~, that’s kinda nasty just thinking about it. *makes a sick face on the side*
Yep, I’ve changed my theme to “MistyLook” as well. I was getting so sick of looking at all that blue and how horribly it clashed against my Chinese New Years banner that I was ready to fling something at wordpress for their extremely bland, boring taste at themes (to those who don’t have their own server anyways). Grr.
But since I didn’t have time to make any substitute banner, I just left it as it is until I finished this one.
And I think I’m going to stay with “MistyLook” for a long time. White is refreshing color and can go with anything. I also like how the images are kinda nicely framed in the posts. The green text…eh, I can live with. I wish there was some way I can change it, though. :/
On the banner…it really didn’t come out the way I planned it to come out as but I like it, nonetheless. It could be better
and I can be less suckier at graphics but at least it’s much better than my last two. Ewgh…*shudder* >.<
And so the three angeru~s are Kisaki from Mistress Fortune, Amu from Shugo Chara!, and Hikaru from Magic Knight Rayearth. Kyaa! I love them all! Awesome shoujo heroines FTW! x333
I originally wanted five girls on there but due to procrastination, ended up with only these three. But it’s still ok! Cuz I was dead-set on using only manga images anyway and there weren’t a whole lot of manga that I’ve been full-heartedly devoted to. And I would only use images from series I really, really love. Which includes Arina Tanemura, CLAMP, and more recently, Peach-Pit’s works.
Plus, I had to find images where the girls had wings…hearts included were preferable, too. You’d be surprise at how hard it is to find pictures that have both of these features. Not so much when it comes to Arinacchi and CLAMP but then again, I only wanted one girl from each author(s)…and me being so detail-oriented decided that the girls must have pink hair as well. And Hikaru’s hair is not red. It’s on the borderline between pink and red! …And pink and red are related anyways. =P
But it all worked out so I’m happy. ^^
Cleaning up the images were all equally annoying. Especially Kisa-chan’s since hers was from a magazine scan with Gin-kun’s enlarged face right behind her. I had to erase all the text and Gin-kun’s silver hair kept getting in the way while I was trying to pinpoint the outline of Kisa-chan’s wings…which there wasn’t any. The pixels were so close in color that it practically made the outline non-existent. *sigh* But I managed to do it. Even though taking Gin-kun’s face off made me sad, I did it.
On Amu’s, I had to make last minute adjustments to her wings cuz the edges of it were cut off due to the image border. So I drew them in. I hope they look ok. *unsure*
Hikaru’s was the easiest. It’s just that it’s pretty old so I can’t zap away the unwanted leftover stuff with the Magic Wand option and had to do it all manually. I also had to paint in the cut off portion of her gown because a border line was there but since it’s resized, you can’t really notice it so that’s a relief. Really, my painting skills would make you want to cry for your mother. *crying* T_T
The background is so pink. God, so pink. I was going to shoot for a fuchsia color but then I realized that Amu would look bald if that happened and I didn’t want unintentional camouflaging again. Sakura looked bad enough against the red in the Chinese New Years banner. D|
So I went searching for a texture that would make the pink look nicer and found one though you can’t really see it (damn) but if you squint, you might see some lacy patterns. It’s a Baroque design…yea.
After I finished that, I just littered red hearts everywhere.
Looks more like some desperate chick lip-smacked it like crazy, actually. xD; So elementary but whatever. Time constraint here.
And finally, the tagline…
Had a little trouble with coming to a settled decision for it actually. The latter part I knew I wanted to stay so I left that unchanged (“fall in love with an angel”, hehe~). Then I figured an idea to back it up and here’s how lame it is: Valentines is just one day. If you’re alone and have no one and boohoohoo about it, then Cupid’s going to take pity on you and send one of his inconceivably kawaii~! apprentices (sorry, the male department is still under construction XDD;;;) to keep you company for that day! Whoo hoo! Happy, happy! *confetti and balloons and cake*
And don’t be so down that love spell can only last for 24 hours (hey, Cinderella didn’t even have a whole evening and she went home happy, lol). Cuz angels work in wonderful, mysterious ways and you’ll be content for the rest of your life after spending just a day with one of these girls. Heck, I know I would. :3
And all paranoid people who are freaking out at that right now, I frown upon you. I love my adorable/charming, awesome girls as much as I love my cute/hot/sexy, awesome guys. It has nothing to do with attraction or preference of gender. Awesome people are just meant to be loved unconditionally and to the fullest at that! *dramatically sticks tongue out* Beehhhh! xP
lol What am I doing? xD;
Well…if it’s about Valentines Day itself, I don’t really care enough to celebrate it (except to call my aunt and wish her a happy birthday. Hmm, for some reason, a couple of people in my family are born on holidays…like me.
But I’m the most special so yea, lol Strange…). I hear my gal pals always joking about how depressing it is if you don’t have a boyfriend/girlfriend to spend time with on the 14th but I just roll my eyes and ask for the candy. It’s a silly thing to be sad over. Then again, I’m a weird girl who won’t ever get married so just ignore me. xDD;;
Ah~, I’ve spent too much time on the comp today. Agh, and the torrent isn’t out yet. I’ll have to wake up at 5 AM to check for it. *sigh*
Well, yep. That’s all. Look forward to the surprise next week (hopefully, I’ll be able to finish it by then, ha!).