your concrete heart isn’t beating

31st July 2011 14 comments

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments about the cyberbullying incident! πŸ™‚ I feel a lot better nowΒ β™₯.

I’m unfortunately back at uni. I have so much trepidation with this upcoming semester. Firstly, because a new semester is always daunting and gets harder with each year. Secondly, I am alone. My best friend failed one of the units last semester πŸ™ I only recently found out and she’s devastated naturally. My other friends, I’m not too close with and rather spend time with their boyfriends (hence why I’m not close with them urgh) and thus, I will be cruising this semester by myself.

In other news, I’m sharing some icons I made a while ago. I’ve already shared them with at a LJ icon community that I’m with and I was waiting to try and make a larger bunch to post here. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any time to make a lot more, only adding someΒ Kobato icons.Β Β I’ve also weeded some out – the ones I’m not particularly fond of so I guess it’s about the same amount.

Anyways, it always takes me ages to make a batch, only because I’m really slow at manga colouring :S

Graphics Update


  • Akatsuki no Yona [05]
  • Kobato [09]
  • Vahila’s Bridegroom [03]
  • Vampire Knight [07]

Manga Colouring

  • Vampire Knight [01]




Also I’ve decided to try my luck with:

Yeah, last minute entry, lol. I wasn’t planning on joining but since I generally now only make coloured icons, I thought , why not? Everyone’s icons are gorgeous so I think I’d just be happy with a participation banner β™₯

The Comments

  • Carol
    31st Jul, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    heelllooooo :DD
    yepp i did my nails myself ;D just throw in less than 10bucks for a few colors and do it at home a couple of times is better than going to those nail salon at 50bucks per session or something ;X i just tried those leopard prints which is easier because even if they are messy it looks more normal! LOL; if you get what i mean XD

    oh dear, i’m really sorry for your best friend, i hope she’s coping well :X good luck to your new semester! maybe you can find new buddies?! or maybe a boyfriend πŸ˜€

    you’re sure motivated for your icons and manga colorings! i’m wondering if i should give up my icons collection :X as for manga coloring, i think i can totally drop that idea :X way too many things to do!


  • Carol
    31st Jul, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    well if ever we could meet in person, i’d invite u to my house and do it for you free πŸ˜€ HA; i could write a post about my nail stuffs; i’ve got a box of materials XDD

    T_T it’s totally understandable. i have a friend who’s somehow like that. the only difference is that she didn’t exactly fail. just borderline passing i think. but she lost all her motivation saying things like why am i wasting money and time here. so in the end she decided to quit Y_Y i guess you have drill in a lot of encouraging words into her head :X

    LOL; matchmakers; it can be fun sometimes talking among girlfriends. haha yeah, competitive guys can get annoying. i guess i can stay single forever; i think i’m quite picky, but then again i think that’s because i’m in france. i don’t really trust french guyz :X

    thanks! i hope to reopen by monday or latest tuesday! πŸ˜€
    you can check it out till then XDD ( o.O opps such a long comment XD )


  • amano
    31st Jul, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Aww… I hope that it will go well soon. It’s hard to stay alone. :\ I’m alone in internship, but oh well, I’ll survive anyhow. Just that it’s awkward sometimes. I don’t care. :3 But, it’ll be good if you can be with your friends!

    Share me your coloring techniques! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I WANT MORE SHIRAYUKI x ZEN. XD (Oh, I did enter a Shirayuki icon in that contest. XD) Good luck! I enter that contest too! I definitely like your icons! Heh, seeing all those awesome coloring icons, I feel… =_= Anyway, I will improve!


  • amano
    31st Jul, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    True. I hate to be friendless when I’m in the crowd. πŸ™ It terrifies me lots. X( Heh, can do it online? Serious? I wish that I can too! Too bad we don’t have it online.

    Ahahaha, thanks, but I haven’t made any icons for some time. Too lazy, even the contest itself, I’m using some old icons. :3 Most of the time, I’ll just do multiply layers and adjust colour by PS for manga coloring.

    But I want bun hair… T_T Why does it hate me? LOL. Ah, I haven’t cut my hair for two years. :3


  • amano
    31st Jul, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Hahaha, my hair grows super slow. I actually still think that it’s short, but my friends said it’s really long. So, I’m going to cut it a bit soon, since the bun hair hates me. I actually keeping it long just to do bun hair…

    Yeap, have your iPod on is the best, smart choice! πŸ˜€

    Heh, I hope to see your full coloring-I mean before you crop them into icons. ^____^


  • tracee
    1st Aug, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Aww! I’ll be started my second year in late August. So soon! I’m a bit scared. :'(


  • Shiri
    1st Aug, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Ah, friends spending more time with their boyfriends than with their friends. Been there, done that. Well, flying solo can be fun too. And eventually your friends SHOULD realize that frienships are forever, boyfriends are (usually) not.


  • Delphine
    1st Aug, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    /hugs β™₯ Good luck with this semester! I’m a little afraid of what’s waiting for me on my first uni semester, I have a friend who is with me but I guess I won’t know any single other people in there :’)

    You may be slow at manga colouring but the results are dazzling *_*

    I want to open a small graphics website, but I need motivation ;_____; btw I added your blog to my links β™₯


  • Delphine
    2nd Aug, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I see XD I have to search for some good places to go so I can take plenty of pictures to show you all β™₯ and yeah, new and first laptop ever in my life haha XD as a reward for passing my exams! A lot of parents do this here~

    It will be my first time ever yes, I hope that uni life will be exciting! :’D I’m not pretty skilled to socialize with people first XD but I’m openning up pretty fast!

    That’s a pretty good idea to combine them, why not? I shall think about that c: it’s pretty tiring to do xx layouts for the xx websites you own XD


  • Kaitlin
    4th Aug, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I start uni in September, I’m quite nervous! I don’t know anyone in any of my classes :c hopefully it won’t be too hard to make new friends!
    The new icons look awesome! I love the vampire knight ones! I used to love the anime/manga series, I actually have a male vampire class cosplay in my closet aha! I think I wore it like… maybe twice? there’s just soo many layers it’s too hot to wear aha c:

    and yeah, i’d love to be blog buddies n__n !


  • amano
    9th Aug, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Thank you~
    Nyan Nyan Nyan~ He’s my favourite~ He’s so adorable! >____< Can't ignore cute and strong boys. XD

    Yea, Sunday… T_T

    I'm looking forward to your Ogami (?, I don't know his name in jp/eng) and Sakura LOL, although I'm not into Sakura… She's annoying. :X


  • Krystal
    9th Aug, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    You will make new friends at university as there may be new people in your class. Are you living at home or in dorms? You never know, you may meet a guy πŸ˜‰

    Good luck with the icon contest.


  • amano
    10th Aug, 2011 at 12:39 am

    LOL, I don’t mind when they ask just that I feel weird why they ask and I become clueless what they want. ^^;

    Who’s your favourite in Code: Breaker? πŸ˜€
    Hahahaha, this author always draws this kind of female character and the male character will go strong like OMG LOL. Well, I’m not a hater for Sakura, just found that she’s annoying… =3=

    You should get in some contents for your shrines LOL. :3


  • Kris
    10th Aug, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Aww good luck at university! I thought I was going to the same school as my best friend but I changed my decision at the last minute so now I’d be going to the same school as a bunch of people I really hated from high school.

    It always takes me ages to make icons … or do anything online. I wish I could find the time to make a batch of icons.

    My grandparents weren’t affected by the flood and my brother was just stuck home for a few days … which is a good thing? At least no one was hurt like those poor students … poor Seoul.

    Haha I don’t know the lyrics to Mona Lisa. I haven’t heard it for two weeks because my computer died! NO! =(


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