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Meandering thoughts of a Bay Area college student… be prepared for some bipolar vocabulary

A really long time ago

I had a vivid and intensedream involving me clutching an FN P-90 and fighting for my life, bullet after bullet. Most of my readers didn’t know what a P-90 was, so i gave you this picture.


Indeed it showed the Belgium submachine gun I was so into, but more importantly, the woman holding it inspired me to begin drawing manga.

“Marked by a brief but intense punch of inspiration…” I had my cousin help me. But aside from some heads, we’ve never taken it very seriously. Tonight, another cousin showed me, and I drew my first manga girl ever!


And even though she is sinfully hideous compared to the angels Jenna draws, she’s still my first. And for that, I’ll love her.

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Papercraft FN P-90


“…it is the most sexiest and erotic feminine-themed gun to hold, rub up against your cheeks and hips, sling accross the chest, so smooth and tender to a lady’s hands and is easy on the painted nails of the trigger finger.”

– unknown female model/photographer. Quote found at this website.

So… this is kind of awkward. I finished the P-90. Like… 24 days ahead of schedule. I guess it made me sound kind of the complainer eh?

“Woow. What the hell? Soo freaking hard. OMG! K, I’m done.”

I swear, it was hard!

In my defense, it was hard. Wow. The printer paper was really flimsy, so it was difficult to glue the large parts together. After you correctly attach it, and just happened to apply glue this time (I practiced attaching it several times, glueless. And thank God for that,) you had to continue pressing it, because it would take several minutes for the glue to harden. Yes, I was using Elmer’s glue.

The bottom line is that I will never want to make one again. It took so much effort, precision, and patience on my part and it took a lot of preserverence not to just throw the gun out the window. But… lo and behold, my papercraft Fabrique Nationale P-90 is (finally) finished. And since it was only around 9 at night. I thought I’d find out what I might look like, come Halloween. So below, here are pictures of my P-90, in comparison to a real one. Then there will be me. Whoohoo!

Here’s the real one:

So once again. Really, really, really proud of myself. 😀 Oh, and here’s what I looked like. (Besides unhealthily obsessed and geeky.)

Rawr! Look out bin Laden! Here I come!

So basically, I own my personal paper version of the “most sexiest and erotic feminine-themed gun.” Yay me!


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Androgynous head

As some of you know, I’ve recently embarked on my journey of learning how to draw manga. I’ve never been inspired to draw manga before until my eyes happened to gaze upon that picture featured in my post, “Three dreams worth mentioning.”

Marked by a brief but intense punch of inspiration, I shall make a page dedicated to my future works of art (I say this loosely because I won’t know if they’ll be good enough to be actually considered as art). So, I’ve requested art lessons from my three amazing cousins… so stay tuned.

And I found out my cousins bought a book to help teach me with, “Manga for Dummies.” Appropriate eh?

This page is mainly for me though… so I can view my progress without losing all of my drawings. And if you happen to see them, please be nice to me. =[


Lessons started on the 8th and I was started off by drawing the basic shape of the head of a person. I’ve never noticed that there were two types of faces, a femine and a masculine face. The femine face is the most versatile because besides taking the form of a woman, it will also suffice as a shape for teens/young adults, and little kids. Maybe this is why it’s also called the androgynous head.

That’s my first head! Haha, not bad if I do say so myself. 😀 

So then I was started on more views with the female head: front view, side view, and 3/4 view.

The more heads I drew, the more distorted and deformed my heads became. As you can see, I’ve had four attempts after my initial try above.

I would’ve thought the 3/4 view would be the most difficult, as it incorporates both the front and side views into one sketch. Actually now that I think about it, 3/4 view WAS difficult. Look at the first one. The ear is all… deformed? ut I think it got better. The front view is what fustrates me the most because the face always looks uneven. Doncha think?

On the upside, they’d make wonderful acorns once you chopped off the necks and sliced the ears.

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