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Monday, May 28, 2012

Experiment with imagery + Comic updates

Happy to be posting something finally. My internet had some issues during this weekend although, I had typed out this post before.

Last week was filled with so much to do and the good part is I'll be taking some days off this week to focus on the upcoming comic project.

Really would like to thank Myne for helping with the publicity on her blog. I was really happy and encouraged when I read the post.

We were supposed to have a proper launch event for it on June 2nd but when we did a cost-benefit analysis of that, it just did not appear right.

I just finished reading Chimamanda's 'The Thing Around Your Neck' and it's been fun so far. Her use of imagery and powerful description is just awesome.

I tried to experiment and here's what I came up with:

'Charles stopped and looked at the map again. The tall Mahogany trees did little to occasionally shield the oncoming sunrays from his eyes. Rivulets of sweat trickled down the side of his face as he stared hard again into the dog-eared map with blurry lines and text.

He mumbled some words to himself and finally made a loud sucking noise as his face creased into a frown; eyes squinting.

The same sucking sound he made when he discovered all the trees looked the same; the same sound he made when his pair of glasses was washed away rapidly in the currents of the Pulumba stream that he hoped to find again; the same one he would make when he met a native that spoke the 'Kachoki' dialect he never understood; and the same sucking sound he would make - this time with a sigh of relief and glee as he heard the sound of a rushing stream in the distance.

Tucking the map back into the back-pocket of his blue mountain shorts, he ran his thumb through the strap of his backpack and hunched his shoulder to adjust it into position; continuing the search for familiar landmarks.'

So what do you think guys?

What did you understand from the story?

What can you say is the current state of the main character?

(I'd appreciate feedback *big grin*)
So this week, I'd definitely update you guys on how you could help support the comic project on your wonderful blogs.
Have a great week...!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tab life + 11 Questions

If my life was a web browser, you'd probably see a lot of open tabs right now.
I've had to do Ctrl+Shift+T on some things in my head even (Try it, some geeky stuff  :-D)

Thing is I've been juggling a lot of things these past two weeks and I can clearly say, it's been the most productive week for me this year. Having someone you're accountable to for your to-do list per day helps a great deal (especially when there are penalties).

Okay here's a brief peek into the things I'm involved in:
- Preparing for an IT exam (should be done studying by the end of this month at the rate of 1 video session per day)
- Comic Launch (Hidden Ville comic set to launch in June, 13% readiness rate)
- Currently on a 2-week project that has been a bit demanding (ending today 'hopefully')
- Keeping up with my lovely blog famille (this blogpost was part of the mandatory to-dos, big-ups to my accountability partner who's pushing me to achieve a lot this week...PLUS I wrote a poem tonight)

I can clearly say it's not my strength I'm using cuz God has greatly helped me beyond what I can imagine. It's 1am as I type and I still have to send out mails and research on how to publish the comic on Amazon, Lulu and the likes. I dare not wake up later than 5am if I may add.

So as to not bore you further, A BIG THANK YOU to Okeoghene for nominating me for the 11 tags award. Mehn I'm loving the award season in blogsville. Keep 'em coming jare!
So here are the rules:

** Post rules

** Post 11 random things about yourself

** Answer questions posted by the person who tagged you

**Create 11 questions and tag 11 people to answer your questions

**Notify those tagged of the game

** Notify the person who tagged you after you have answered the questions

** No tag backs

11 random things about Michael. hmmm
1. I love God and I'm learning to portray it in everything I do.
2  My major meal of the day is lunch which might most times be the only meal of the day
3. I love classical music, especially those from Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
4. When I'm alone in the elevator, I do silly almost-Michael-Jackson dance moves (we all discover ourselves everyday, I mean... :-P) 
5. Slow to making 'friends' but very friendly, also slow to losing them.
6. I could be extremely lazy attimes, I once put lipton teabag in egusi soup instead of the kettle of boiling water cuz I was too lazy to switch on the light in the kitchen that early morning.
7. I love my niece and nephew and I see them as my children attimes.
8.  My English sounds better when I'm upset, always comes out slow and polished.
9. My close friends say I plan too much, learning to be flexible currently.
10. I think this 11 questions is too much o, refer to 6 above. :-D
11. Refer to 1 above, and 6 too.


Okay now to answer her questions:
1. What is your middle name? - Temi

2. Favorite food? - None really, as long as it tastes good.

3. Favorite board game? - Ludo, I wish I knew how to play chess though

4. Favorite Nigerian musician? - LAGBAJA!

5. Education or fame? - Education anyday

6. What grinds your gears? - Rats, Noise, My alarm on weekdays, people touching my nose
7. Books or movies? - Books

8. Favorite movie - August Rush

9. Earth, Wind, Water or Fire? Which describes you? - Water

10. Legacy? What would you like to be remembered for? - The children that could make a meaning out of life because of a structure I set up and lives that will be blessed by the books/things I write.
11. If you are not you, who would you like to be? - Can't think of someone, so me for now.
Seems everyone has been tagged so I'll just tweak the rules a bit. - Tell me 3 things I don't know about you that I don't know in the comment section.
I would hint you guys on the comic as things unfold. Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Comic launch!

Firstly, thank God for the friend that threarened me to write today! LOL! You know yourself. :-P

*alarm rings*
Shey you heard it now o, my alarm is ringing. Been up since 3:45am am and I've been waking up really early this past week. It's been really helping cuz I get to do so much in the early hours to kickstart my day.

So I hear Aunty Relentless has moved to a new domain. Congrats dear! *dancing makosa*
You berra declare akara and pap for the boys o. Else, I threaten you with your new name. Guys lemme know if you want to hear her cute name. ;-)

Well, I was threatened my one of my very good friends to blog today, else she doesn't talk to me :-( So here I am.

I'll use this opportunity to inform you guys that I've been working on a comic project for months now. It's set to launch in June (next month) and I need your support!
I will post the details very soon but check out the poster below for a brief peek. It's a comic named 'Hidden Ville' and is pioneered by 'Koryarts', a company of five which I'm part of. We did an interview with a few blogs and I'll post the links soon.

That's the maiden edition cover and I would hint you on how you could help spread the news.
You can check out more artworks and comics from Koryarts at http://koryarts.blogspot.com/.

Have you ever wondered how much time we waste in the mornings, unaware of how productive we could be? Imagine creating 1 hour every morning to do some productive things like having your devotion, planning the day, quiet time/meditation, etc.

1 hour a day = 7 hours a week = 28 hours a month. That's more than a day already...invested. Plus, hope you guys are still practising the water therapy.

To the three new VIP members: Luciano, Buttercup and Atari. Welcome to you! We appreciate you jare. Oya *chop knuckle* :-))

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Liebster Award + Mushy stuffs

First things first, I want to say a warm thank you to Relentless Builder for the Liebster Blog Award.
She made my week!

When I saw it, I just didn't have an option but to flash a big grin across my face. Thank you dear.
She's a great writer and blends her art with music reviews and her blog is very organized. One thing I've also come to know is how passionate she takes education which is one area she writes about most times.

Just in case you were wondering what the Liebster Blog Award was, here's some brief info, courtesy of JostWrite, of course: "This award we’ve discovered is given to bloggers who inspire you and have less than 200 followers. The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word meaning 'Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.'

Here's the Terms and Conditions:

1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.

2. Post the award to your blog.

3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value (It’s a great way to get the word out there about other blogs!!)

4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have received this award.

I hereby nominate the following blogs for this award:

1. Apples to Cross - D-i Akhigbe
2. Le Dynamique Professor - Samuel Ekundayo
3. Nuggets for Nobles - Segun Akiode
4. Unveiling Gold
5. Okeoghene

Now to the mushy things...

I think I've come across too many mushy teary-eye-inducing stuff that I just could not resist sharing with you guys. No Michael No. You can't be doing this. Teary-eyes? No!

First one is so inspiring as he sang one of my favourite classical songs, 'Nella Fantasia' by Andrea Bocelli. Lovely stuff!

Second is this awesomely cute boy that just made my night again. Gush! He took me on a sailing ride with his voice mehn.

There are so many talented youth out there who just need platforms to showcase what they got inside. I hope to be a creator of such platforms basically in the field of IT and Education. So help me God.