Like I said in my “I GRADUATED!!” post, I had one snitch of a final project at Full Sail University, A.K.A my Master’s Thesis. It was a 20 to 70 page Internet Marketing Plan for our case-study company, and it accumulated most of what we learned throughout the year and covered the following subjects:
- my case-study company was Antarctic Press, a low-tier, creator-owned comic publisher (super cool!)
- I am detail oriented and had great explanations and figures all over the place to help the document read easier
- I was already pulling info out of my assignments bit-by-bit to put in the thesis
- Looks great on my portfolio!
- my case-study was a comic publisher, sometimes I’d got distracted by their products (BTW, Check it Teether! That comic rocks!
- Because I’m detail oriented, I had a TON of details to cut back own to make the 70 page limit. My ship was @ 87 friggin’ pages.
- Some of the instructions changed so I had to redo some of my copied work
I am so glad I put as much effort into this as I did. I mean, you see the video at the top. I friggin’ Aced it! If your ever curious about the lengths I went to complete this bad boy, feel free to check it out on my portfolio (skim thru though, like I said, it’s a BEAST).
Yeah! I started it! FYI, I made this to present a more professionally acceptable side of myself (than the other one we won’t talk about it eh eh he he).
This SoundCloud, Words by Martyier, is for my spoken word raps mostly, which, for whatever reason, got a small, but nice response. So I have decided to just let this motivate me to get back into poetry, which, I am soooooo much better at than impaling myself every time I kill 5 centuries trying to write lyrics.
I embedded some playlists on my portfolio just to do audio reads of all my work, including my past lyric hangovers & stories I am actually proud to have written. I find that no musical accompaniment or soft sounds, like ASMR, oddly comforting. I have decided that the whole Acapella thing is going to be a better way to advertise my creative writing skills since not every child Millennial is great at, or wants to be known for, digital art you know!! XC
It’s not everyone’s thing, but it is my thing – so frick it – this is totally what I’m doing now! X3
YEAAAAAAH!!! I DID IT!
It took a while between projects but I finally was able to edit my Manga Policy paper and BOOOOY did it need some tender-loving work. At the time I had three major projects to plan for that class alone, and two other major manga-related works due around the same time back at USF. I was prepared for some grammar errors since this was the longest paper I have ever written in my life!
To be honest, there is still more work I can do as far as research and in-text citations are concerned. However, that will just have to wait until I can settle down some other school and work related stuff right now.
I am so happy to be done with this for now at least, I even took the extra effort to re-adjust all my font in Adobe Acrobat and – half an hour later – posted it on my portfolio for professional needs! XD
Some of the projects from junior and senior years at USF were either rush jobs or big works not graded for grammar or spelling, but content. As a result, I knew before publishing them online that I would need to take the time to edit them a bit. Since my online portfolio needed my files for another school project they all went up before I had the chance to really buckle down and fix them.
Thanks to a surprise week vacation from my class at Full Sail, I had the time to schedule fixing those problem pieces bit-by-bit. I just went through my Manga Authorship website and Market Memo. Next on the list is my Godzilla-sized work (and one of my personal favorite manga research projects), “Manga in Japan’s Cultural Affairs Policy” paper.
Of course I am working time to do this in-between class assignments so it may be a bit before I finish it all (no thanks to a particularity ballsy Internet Marketing Plan final project), but I am making the effort to get this done so . .
Praise me! XD
Just made a new page called Company Conduct on my Otaku Portfolio page. It showcases some of my projects from my Internet Marketing Master’s classes at Full Sail University. Each project analyzes either the brand, business strategies, or outlook of a company in the anime, manga, or comic industry in America.
At the end of the school year (May 2018), I’ll be uploading my final project, an Internet Marketing Plan for Antarctic Press, a creator-owned comic publisher in San Antonio Texas . . . so look out for that.
The crowning achievement of my Creating Comics class at USF are the characters of my comic Animal Friends (2016). They are a group of five friends with vindictive humor like Shin Chan which (if I decide to continue it) will grow a bit into more senseless, cynical South Park humor. My little sweethearts just had their comic book edited to correct a few spelling errors and visual details, so now their full story is completely fit to read.
I have a few more works to upload, but there are some mini comic strips on my Comic Art & Sketches Portfolio page as well.
A Test Website of a Made-Up Organization that turns Manga into American-Style NovelsSo I have been on a leave of absence trying to get my new website to work. Unfortunately I am still a total noob at setting things up completely from scratch and can’t seem to get my browser to adjust different screen sizes. If you have an advise, hand it over! I could use it.
Lately I have spent my time trying to get the basic layout of this test website running. I am pretty proud of it actually! So the next milestone is trying to get my website to respond to different screen sizes. I have an idea for the mobile version, but its all trial and error up to this point
*HAHHH* I really am a noob . . .
The image above is linked to my budding portfolio I use for work, internships and to help keep track of my own hard work. It’s made of research papers and projects analyzing different parts of the anime & manga industries, as well as creative projects like my fiction writings, photography, film editing & home made comic Animal Friends.
Below is the image and link to the digital component of my Advanced Composition class.
Purpose: The purpose of this website is to explore the issues mangaka experience with their publishers and editors to deconstruct what exactly manga authorship means.
Date: March 25, 2016
My main source was Sharon Kinsella’s Adult Manga: Culture & Power In Contemporary Japanese Society. I summarize a lot of her points, re-organize them in my own way and add in my 2¢ every once in while.
Managing this project was a ton of fun for me and I got to find out a lot about the manga industry from the 1990s to the early 2000s. Since manga authorship can be greatly entangled with manga editorship, I hope to make another website focusing more on the amount/percentage of work editors devote to a manga.
It has been a while since really tapped into Windows MovieMaker . . . and man is the thing full of glitches. Its high-time I upgrade to a better video-editing program thanks to all the audio cuts i just could not get rid of (Thanks MM for the hours of literal angry vein popping).
Anywho~ the following video is something I organized for a class Project in Advanced Composition.
Purpose: To discuss the history manga censorship in Japan, what content some American audiences would prefer to have censored and the impact of the United Nations ban of child pornographic content on the manga community.
Date: April 8, 2016