September 1st will be POW! Right in the Nostalgia's 3rd year of existence on Comic Fury! (Hard to believe.)
Anyway, I already mention this in my latest comic page (which is also celebrating being the BIGGEST story arc in POW! ever done now at over 51 pages and counting!)
But figure I can post about it here as well...
To celebrate POW! Right in the Nostalgia's 3rd anniversary, I was thinking it'd be cool for some fan participation here.
What has been your favorite story arc/page of POW! Right in the Nostalgia? It can be anything from a single gag-a-day page to a full blown story arc that has happened in the 3 years of the comic's time being around!
What I'd like you guys and gals to do is draw that favorite page/story arc! It doesn't have to be super pretty/detailed or anything. Just a sketch, whatever. Draw what you consider your favorite part of the comic, send the art to me by PM (or just post it here in this thread if you want) and I'll post it on the comic pages as the story arc continues along with full credit to you awesome artists!
Thank you all for your amazing support, comments, and love of this goofy comic I've been working on for around 3 years! Here's to many more.
Okay, this is the first time I legit need to rant about something. For a number of years now, I've been working on a degree from a technical college. I've gotten through most of it, with one thing standing in my way.
I need to pass the elementary algebra part of the college assessment test in order to get into the math class I need for my degree.
Math has never been a good subject of mine. I can try and study and study and study, but for some reason, none of it ever really registers in my mind. It's like my mind knows I hate math and refuses to learn anything beyond the easy stuff. Algebra and all that is like a foreign language to me.
I've had people tell me of all these ways math 'clicked' for them or how getting a tutor can help. But again, nothing ever really works for me. I'm struggling constantly.
Anyway, I have been studying on and off on things since after spring semester ended this past May, last night I really looked into things and used the practice assessment test to help me try to at least learn something.
So after an entire night of studying, I thought I had at least an okay grasp on the stuff and went in this morning to the college to take the assessment test.
12 questions. No calculators... Just a pencil and scratch paper. So I spent almost an hour working on those 12 questions, thinking I might have done okay and finish up. The lady prints my results.
I need at least a score of 76 to pass.
The lady that ran the test room was nice and told me I could try again on a later day, but I'm just a mixed bag of emotion right now.
I'm part angry cause I felt I tried my hardest to learn all this algebra BS and that I feel calculators at the very least should be allowed as some people (like me) cannot simply do math in their heads like it was nothing.
I'm also part depressed right now as I just feel things are hopeless. I need to get into that one specific math class to get my stupid degree. I dropped out of another college when I couldn't pass their math stuff years back, and this is my last real good chance at getting any kind of college degree and attempt to get a REAL job instead of crap like retail.
I'm just tired of things. It doesn't matter how good the tutors are, how good online stuff or books might be, I can't do this algebra crap in my head. I don't even see it as necessary for my degree as it's mainly for web design and development.
I've attempted to color my older comics that were in black and white...though that proved to be a huge task in of itself.
And as much as I'd be tempted to just redraw the older stuff, I feel like it wouldn't help me in the long run because by the time I redrew all my older work, suddenly what was more recent work will start to look bad, and the cycle would continue and no 'new' pages would happen.
I can't recall exactly what my first comic was, but one that comes to mind I did in middle school/freshmen year of high school was basically a comic done on notebook paper in study hall with a cast of bizarre characters I created that would parody whatever was popular at the time (early/mid-90s) which was things like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and so on... I believe I MIGHT still have a few of the comics buried somewhere in storage. It's been so long, I can't remember.
Though the main character of the comics was this very weird "Happosai from Ranma 1/2" influenced character called "Kabookie". ...I was full-on in my :super influenced by anime" phase.