Hello and welcome to Keba's Anime and Manga Place (KAAMP for short)! Here at KAAMP, I write about anime and manga that I have seen/read as well as my views on them. I'll also post about my original stories from time to time.

Just beware that some of my posts contain spoilers. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

KAAMP's history: KAAMP was created in July 2002 by yours truly. It was a sloppy-looking website on Yahoo's now defunct Geocities. I posted my anime fan art on that site. Also, for a time, I posted my thoughts on the few anime series that I had seen. Now that I look back on it, my thoughts were rather ill-informed (is that even a word?) because I had only seen bits and pieces of anime dubs. Now that I've seen more series, I think that my commentary on various anime will be a little better than before.

So, come on in and stay awhile! KAAMP is now in session.

Apology for No Livestream This Weekend

Anyone interested? I can do it tonight or tomorrow night. Tonight would be most likely though.

I'm planning on doing several things that I would like some feedback on. They involve character design, anatomy, and/or coloring.

I'll be using Picarto.

Update: Due to lack of interest, I'm not going to do it tonight. If you guys want me to host one tomorrow, just leave a comment.

Update part deux: I'm soooooooooooooooooooo sorry that I didn't stream last night. Stuff happened, and it took up a lot of my time yesterday. Please accept my apology.


Explanation of the weird title: Art + Update = Arpdate

I've done a little art here and a little writing there. I finished a chapter of Destination and started a new one. Not sure why I felt like writing that one since it's my least popular piece, as far as I know. And I knew what I would write would be lousy, but I just wrote anyway. I'll edit it later.

I finished the basic coloring on my "movie poster". I don't know whether to post it or sit on it until I can figure out how to properly shade the thing. Then again, I messed up on the coloring of one character, so I'll have to fix that. What happened was I shaded on the base color layer by accident and it kind of looks really ugly.

A bunch of people signed up for the yearlong event I'm organizing. Then some of them announced that they were migrating from theO. *Facepalm.* Maybe I should track down people and beg by PM.

Well Then

One month of the year has gone by and no finished art from me. I guess I'm not making my New Year's resolution quota. Oddly enough, I'm not that disappointed. I, at least, made some progress on two different pictures in the past 31 days. Hopefully I'll get something done this month.

You know, it's a little sad that this World has devolved from my opinions on anime to non-updates on my art. Oh well. It is what it is.

Incoming Livestream!

Would anyone be interested in seeing a livestream today? (Might delete this later if there is no interest.)

Update: AAAAAHHHH! I forgot about this! And now my streaming program wants to update. And it's taking forever. I am soooooooo sorry!

It's about 6:30 CST as I type this. Am I too late?

Update part deux: Finally working. Join me!

Planning for OC Polls

It looks as though people wanted to do the OC Polls/Countdown comic thing the most. Now comes the planning part.

Should I revamp Fiction Feedback Central to use as our HQ? I think that makes sense, but if anyone has any objections, I'll take them into consideration. I swear I won't delete anyone's posts. I don't even know if I can delete guest posts, but if I can, I won't.

Now, when should this start? I wanted to start at the beginning of the year, but that might be too sudden. When would you guys like it to start? I was thinking that sign ups would start at the beginning of the year, and the event would launch in March, but if you want it to start at a different month, let me know.

So far, there is only one requirement: you must have at least 5 original characters (fan characters count, too).

If you have any additional comments, well, comment! I'd love to hear from you.

Update: It's January. The only reason I haven't posted sign-ups is because I'd like a little more feedback on the questions above, and who would be interested in this event. I'll try to have the sign-ups open before the end of the week.

Update part deux: I'm going to use Fiction Feedback Central as our home base for this new event AND keep the option to post stories and the like within the revamped World. I'll move the intro to a post and link to it. Please Pardon My Dust.

Update the Third: I encountered a bug that's preventing me from working on the World. I have already reported it. My sincerest apologies.

Edit free-4-all: I realized the problem was on MY end and that adding the BREAK tag with brackets without adding a blank line above and below it resulted in the whole post not showing up. I'm going to work on that World now.