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Taking away financial Aide from Art INstitutes

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2014, 7:06 PM
Soooo...I went to login to my classes today to check on final results on my finals to find the page spammed with headlines like "Government taking away financial aide from private institutes."  This affects me, and my entire school "art institute of pittsburgh" directly, I rely on financial aide to pay for my school ._.;  I dont know why on earth they thought it was a good idea to take away funding in the education department for the USA...

Anyways, if this affects you, love ones, or friends then please help and sign the petition so that this does not happen please ;A;


Save Student Choice: Petition
www.savestudentchoice.com/page…

Bookmarks for sale Locally

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 12, 2014, 10:24 AM
Alright, just wanted to let all the local singaporeans (or whoever visiting singapore)  that you can buy my bookmarks from this post:

at my shop cupboard at Toy Outpost & Hako at the JCube outlet, its on the floor above the skating rink. The bookmarks are on the left side on the wall next to the cashiers, you will see a bunch of other stuff in it as well since I share the thing with some other sellers.

They are $3 SGD each, all are laminated :)   Once I get my jumprings, and bubbled envelopes in I will be able to quote prices for buying online for the bookmarks as well as the acrylic charms. So be on the look out for updates ^^

:| school and stress rant

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 8, 2014, 2:01 PM
Ugh gonna have to retake math..again @@;...lets hope a third time is really a charm.  Shitty enough, the second half of this semester the net cables in the sea got badly damaged and my area was the worst effected, so half the time I wasnt able to even load my classes to see what I should do for my assignments, and the school has the site programmed so I will get timed out if Im idle on a page for too long. Worst off, the teachers aren't really able to help out grade wise due to my assignments being late, or I miss assignments completely due to no time+cannot even access during the time I have set aside to work on school work.  Its bad enough when my time is so restricted due to work+taking care of my son full time. Hell I have been sacrificing my sleep time as it is, now its even worst; I get around 3 hours max of sleep a night if I am lucky.

On top of all that stress related stuff, my inlaws are getting even worst, especially my hubbys dad. That man is nonstop trying to get after me for stupid shit, he doesnt get the clue that I would probably start respecting him let alone acknowledge him if he didnt treat me so poorly since I came to Singapore. I mean common, just because I am not chinese and from singapore doesnt mean that I have to be treated differently, just complete BS my sis inlaws hubby is treated so damn nicely, even when he messes up worst then me, he doesnt get a word from that man... It really pisses me off the fact that when he talks to anyone else his tone of voice is pretty normal, and even kind most the time, but...when he wants to talk to me its only to nag me about stuff, blow up about stuff that most the time I am not even involved in and he always has a very nasty tone and attitude towards me. I know I am a very nice and kind person, hell I always tried to respect pplz when I first meet them, but when I first came here I tried to follow all the rules and customs they have but...if I messed up at all he was a nasty prick towards me. Even little mistakes, or if I tried a food and did not like it he would blow up completely over reacting because I did not like it.(im srry i did not grow up on fish, at least im putting the effort to try...)  

After 4 years of putting up with it, trying to just respect his nonstop wishes of change on me I have given up, lost all respect for him. Now anytime he even says a word to me I dont even reply, dont even look at him I grab my son and leave.  And he questions why I do this...its like I wonder why...maybe becuz of your behavior towards me. Its like I am not allowed to be fed up with it, even my mother inlaw has made comments before that is the mans normal behavior and just to accept it. Some of the way he responds to certain situations in america would be considered abused, but no...they all want me to accept it as a norm. I honestly do not want my son around that type of behavior, let alone myself due to how dangerous some situations had become when they were all over nothing.  I am trying to work my ass off so I can get out of this terrible situation and its become to the point it may or may not be with my husband tagging along as he does not seem to act like the situation is urgent. I really would not want to leave my hubby behind, if it was just me thats different, but now we have a son we are supposed to protect him. Living near my hubbys dad is not even safe because no one ever knows when hes going to go berserk and over react like hes done so many times  and came so close to seriously hurting a family member. Hell I would of ended up with a miscarriage if my mother inlaw wasnt around a few times before to stop him.  The worst thing about this whole thing is, I am the only one that sees that their is seriously something very wrong with the man.  He has severe anger issues and has alot of signs of being bipolar yet it goes unchecked.

Still having legal issues

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 4, 2014, 6:35 AM
:/  yesterday I came across more work stolen and being sold on tshirts, and mugs and such that i did not authorize anyone to do so. So far ebay has sided with me in taking the stuff down. Sadly...these pplz had already sold alot which is very frustrating as I am trying to make a living off my art lol...I have a high distaste and anger towards pplz that try to take advantage of artist posting their work online to this degree.

So busy lately

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:33 AM
._.  uuugh been so busy lately trying to push out popular fanart for this region so that I am prep to pplz liking in this region, on top of that im in school atm which im struggling in math D:<  hate math lol.

Updating Zazzle Shop!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 8, 2014, 5:56 PM
Today I will be working on getting my zazzle shop caught up in all of my latest designs,
so be sure to check it out :3  There are literally LOADS of items for sell already.

Zazzle shop sample by ZeroJigoku
VISIT MY SHOP


If you find that zazzle is too pricey then you can always check out my redbubble shop,they dont offer as much of a variety of products as zazzle, but they are slightly cheaper in some stuff.  For now this is what I have to offer until I have gotten in all my samples to manufacture some of this stuff on my own, and be able to sell at a much cheaper price.  VISIT MY REDBUBBLE SHOP



100 tshirt sale celebration

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:33 PM
alright well my goal was to get at least 100 sales on my first viral work.  as of right now im sitting at 99 total sales. I wish to do something as a celebration for reaching my goal and I want it to be something that is giving back to you guys that have shown me great support!   does anyone have any ideas as to what or how to go about this? im honestly out of ideas D:  I thought about giving away 1 free shirt with a lucky draw but I really dunno if anyone would be interested in it.

Doujima @ the Scape

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:04 AM
Is anyone attending this event? I was thinking about attending xD


Date: 27 April 2014
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: SCAPE, The Gallery


ZeroJigoku Store is Open

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 15, 2014, 7:16 AM
ZAZZLE STORE



I have tested zazzle products out before, and they are pretty good quality, but I feel its a bit over priced. I am still currently waiting on my samples from Redbubble, but from the feedback of those that have bought some shirts from me off redbubble say its really great quality.  

These will be the current shops that I have open until I get my samples in the mail and able to go seek out local manufacturers. Mind you the prices are high on these websites due to I only make 20% off each sell, the company that owns the website takes the rest. Once I find a good local manufacturer I will be able to make full profit *besides production cost* while still being able to sell even cheaper then these two sites. If you want to buy stuff from me and want to buy at a cheaper price just keep checking back here, I will continue to update on where I am at on producing locally.

My Goal:
T-Shirts between 16-20USD, I really hope for 16USD!



Theft Issues:
So far *all besides the one zazzle user* I have been able to shut down any theft that is going on with my work that is intending to make profit off my work.  If anyone spots any that I have not seen, please let me know so I can take appropriate action to getting my work taken down.  I do not mind if people share my work, making it spread and what not. What is not okay is when others are trying to make money off my work that I have not given permission to. Which as of currently, I have not given anyone permission to do such. 
I will be starting to join some local Singapore/Malaysia conventions, and hopefully USA ones once I travel back to the USA*maybe around xmas*  So if you dont see a geeky red head with a kid; running a booth selling my work then chances are my work was stolen.


Things are Cooling down

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 12, 2014, 8:31 PM
Well the theft is slowing down, I have been trying to check on it once a day for any new ones, as well as ones that are trying to repost.  The Octorags people finally stopped using my artwork and is now using someone else artwork for their shirt. *anyone that drew pikachu doing the wrecking ball might check to see if its their artwork now being used*  I can help with DMCA notices and whatnot if needed.  
Now all thats left is getting my work taken down off ebay and zazzle. Some guy found it funny to just trace over my work and make the colors more saturated.

on zazzle: 

2ND Infringement

Zazzle has still yet to respond to me. But considering they rejected me when I had tried uploading my work there for products the first day after it went viral I dont expect much from them lol...
on ebay: 


Still in pursuit with Ebay.
On Shirtsville:


Found this one just this morning, all of these appear to be the same guy *most likely*  since its the same trace over of my work being used. Which they had erased my signature under the tail and erased my original hand written text.  Sadly he has already sold some shirts with my work on it which is a tad bit irritating since the money I make off selling the shirts I am going to invest with to producing cheaper shirts so people don't have to pay ridiculous prices. 
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On Another Note~
The next local convention here *singapore*  isnt until May, so I do have some time to prep for it. I have contacted the committee off it requesting info on booth rentals. No response as of yet, but I am sure they are busy atm.  I do plan on selling shirts, and prints, not sure what else I could get produced to sell.  Does anyone have any ideas? Also anyone have any particular work they think they would want to see on such stuff? I know obviously the pikachu wrecking ball but surely there are other designs as well lol.

Ideal Merchandise to Sell:
  • Shirts
  • Art Prints


My Portfolio Website has moved hosts, Check it out HERE


Really need help on this one

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 11, 2014, 4:49 PM
Okay, well the other day I had posted about user "Octarags" on etsy selling my wreckingball pikachu:
*This was posted a whole day before anyone reposted on reddit/imgur, before it went viral at all*


 and they had purposely erased my signature and handwriting off the image.  Well I had come to find they are trying to sell the same shirt on ebay as well, which I am still in the process of working with ebay to take down.  But here is where the trouble happens.  
They own a website and selling it as well:  www.octarags.com  

I had tried a whois search but the "enom.com" listed claimed to only be the domain provider and cannot do anything, and that I should contact hosting.  I cant figure out what octarags.com web host is :(
Unauthorized artwork:

Why dont I contact them directly?
Well when my eldest sister had contacted them on etsy telling them to take down my work this was the octarags response:

"The link you posted was made after I already had my copy of the artwork from my designer. But I'll suspend the listing until proper investigation is completed as to whom the original work is.
If it is infact your sisters please send me a screen shot with all the layers in photoshop or illustrator."
They also claimed they got  the work from "their designer" before my DA Upload. Which is impossible since I had not even drew the design yet.  Yet they would not name the designer at all or give me any sort of contact information on them. 

  I am afraid if I contact the octarags.com site directly they are purposely just going to dupe me out of my real proof of ownership on my own artwork. 
*I only want to hand that over to legal personal, not fakes*  
Does anyone know how to handle this type of situation? :(  I could use all the help I can!!


WHOIS FOR OCTARAGS.COM

WHOIS information for octarags.com:***


[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com] 
[Redirected to whois.enom.com] 
[Querying whois.enom.com] 
[whois.enom.com] 
Domain Name: OCTARAGS.COM 
Registry Domain ID: 1830270297_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN 
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com 
Registrar URL: www.enom.comCreation 
Date: 2013-10-07 20:49:00Z 
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-10-07 20:49:00Z 
Registrar: ENOM, INC. 
Registrar IANA ID: 48 
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@enom.com 
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252744500 
Reseller: NAMECHEAP.COM 
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited 
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED 
Registrant Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC. 
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411 
Registrant City: PANAMA Registrant State/Province: PANAMA 
Registrant Postal Code: NA 
Registrant Country: PA 
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503 
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182 
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: F6A3D48B999D4F7DAA5BF5FDB854DC91.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM 
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED 
Admin Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC. 
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411 
Admin City: PANAMA 
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Admin Phone: +507.8365503 
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +51.17057182 
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Tech Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED 
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Tech Email: F6A3D48B999D4F7DAA5BF5FDB854DC91.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM Name Server: NS1.ELEPHANTCART.COM 
Name Server: NS2.ELEPHANTCART.COM 

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Thank you for all the information everyone provided.  The web host had took my work down. But within a few hours the owner of the website had put up a similar design with someone else work on it.  lol..


Art Theft on the Rise

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 10, 2014, 7:30 AM
Jeez....I really REALLy regret not putting sum hugeass watermark on the pikachu wreckingball artwork, even thou it doesnt appear that would of mattered anyways.  I have now been notified of  Etsy user:  www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/176…  as well as Another Redbubble user that have taken the image, erasing the background and my personal signature under the tail and trying to sell it on tshirts.  =.= I seriously cannot comprehend why people think doing this is OKAY..its not...its completely disrespectful at the highest level.  This was my first viral artwork and I am trying to make ends meet with shirt sales only to have people do this ._.;  ugh *end rant*

Anyways I have sent etsy legals a DMCA notice on the issue since that is what RedBubble had me doing when I had inquire them on those first two initial thefts I was notified about.  :/  Hopefully etsy is as good as redbubble when it comes to handling theft issues. Seriously redbubble had the work down in less then a day, no questions asked.  

And btw, I do plan on selling on etsy, once I find a cheaper local shirt manufacturer so I can sell the shirts cheap. I am talking 20USD and cheaper, going to try and do my best to get sumthing that is just as good quality as redbubble but production cost under 20USD :)   I will update once I find out more news on this.

*~*UPDATE*~*  Octarags took down my work, not sure if Esty did it or not, because I only contacted Esty on the issue. Now just waiting for a response on this user: www.etsy.com/listing/178061138…  as well as the other Redbubble case I have going on right now.

I guess my eldest sister had tried to contact Octarags on Esty, and this is the response she gotten after saying that the work was her sisters work and that Octarags stole it:

"I Came in Like a Pokeball Pikachu Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Parody Funny Tee T Shirt, listing #176722620
Thanks for your message,

The link you posted was made after I already had my copy of the artwork from my designer. But I'll suspend the listing until proper investigation is completed as to whom the original work is.

If it is infact your sisters please send me a screen shot with all the layers in photoshop or illustrator.

Thanks."


Seriously why on earth would I be stupid enough to hand over viable proof to people that arent even the Legal Personal that will be handling the DMCA notice. In fact my work was uploaded here a whole day before anyone posted on Imgur, before it went viral at all. People are so terrible at lieing!


Fan Submitted Photos!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 7, 2014, 7:01 AM
Okay, so my eldest sister came up with this idea of fans submitting photos of themselves wearing shirts/showing merchandise that they have gotten/bought from me if ever.  I honestly felt this was a really neat and cool idea, I know I will be contributing myself as well once I get my shirts in the mail from redbubble @@;  haha.



If the submitter permits I will upload it to a journal that I will update whenever I get new photos in.  If you wish to contribute, feel free to send to my email:   Kyandeisu@Live.com
Also please dont send anything inappropriate I really dont wanna try to explain that to my husband lol.



Something funny to watch!
Also the other day I was watching youtube music videos and had this extremely funny commercial play during one of my videos.  FYI its a durex commercial (so underage might not understand.)














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Art theft issue:   Art Theft warningThere are 2 users on redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/fizziponi/works/11412223-i-came-in-like-a-pokeball  and http://www.redbubble.com/people/elisfa/works/11443399-i-came-in-like-a-pokeball  and are selling my pikachu wreckingball artwork. They took off the background as well as my signature. One was an obvious poor photoshop job of erasing the background.  But please if your interested in buying stuff with that particular drawing on it then buy off my redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/zerojigoku/works/11398469-i-came-in-like-a-pokeball?c=262447-fat-pikachu  mine is gaurentee higher quality since the other 2 users were using the smaller file that was uploaded to my gallery here.  I have contacted both users to request in taking my work down. so hopefully they respect my request so I dont have to get redbubble staff involved. Both users appear to be using other artwork so anyone might wanna check to see if your work was taken.
UPDATE :)
I got


Art Theft warning

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 7, 2014, 4:24 AM
There are 2 users on redbubble: www.redbubble.com/people/fizzi…  and www.redbubble.com/people/elisf…  and are selling my pikachu wreckingball artwork. They took off the background as well as my signature. One was an obvious poor photoshop job of erasing the background.  But please if your interested in buying stuff with that particular drawing on it then buy off my redbubble: www.redbubble.com/people/zeroj…  mine is gaurentee higher quality since the other 2 users were using the smaller file that was uploaded to my gallery here.  I have contacted both users to request in taking my work down. so hopefully they respect my request so I dont have to get redbubble staff involved. Both users appear to be using other artwork so anyone might wanna check to see if your work was taken.

UPDATE :)

I got contact back from the fizziponi user, and they have removed my work.  Makes me so happy that the user was understanding ^^  Now hopefully it goes just as well with the 2nd user.

UPDATE 2:

Ugh, turns out this 2nd user "elisfa" is ignoring my request to take down my work.  Now they have uploaded my 
Fuck the Police! by ZeroJigoku artwork that I am already selling on my own RedBubble account.  At this point its obvious the user is not willing to acknowledge the wrong doing and I have already made a DMCA report as per requested of RedBubble when work is being stolen and resold.  So hopefully this will cease the problem, thou judging by the users gallery it appears they are just taking work as they please cropping out the backgrounds and erasing watermarks/signatures and uploading them to be sold on merchandise.

FINAL UPDATE
the elisfa user got their account suspended from redbubble. most likely the staff noticed all the other stolen work that the user was trying to sell.

25 Seconds Animation Test

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 28, 2014, 10:14 PM
okay Ive gotten roughly 25 seconds of the video almost done. I still gotta tweak with the smoothness of the animation as well as adjust the lip syncing to better match the vocals... D: ugh so much work lol



youtu.be/TwBBfuAH0m4

Break on silly doodles

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 22, 2014, 8:18 AM
Well, I am taking a break from drawing the silly pikachu doodles. Going back to working on a Wallscroll design for my baby sisters bday thats coming up this feb.  Ive redone the composition 3 times already >.o;   All she requested was Kirito, Asuna and Yui  from SAO.  Ive always wanted to do some serious fanart of the series but for some reason havent done any sketches that I felt worthy of finishing off.  Hopefully I can get something decent done for her wallscroll.

I came in like a pokeball

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 17, 2014, 9:09 AM
I came in like a Pokeball by ZeroJigokuTshirts and other cool stuff is available over at redbubble!!




Animation rough draft is done~:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHO8f6…

I will be working on a full length properly done animation.as for now that rough short should hold over.

Printed and hand cut prints are available locally!

JCUBE
Hako Toy Out Post. Level 4, #04-04. Locker No. 19B. Look on the 2nd column, at the left of the cashier.

Each print I hand wrote on the back :)  they are on a glossy 200weight paper.
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Thank You everyone that has shown their support and to those that plan to.  I think after this I now have confidence to attend some local cons with my work.

Physical Shop/Soon to be Online

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 7, 2014, 1:26 AM
Just giving a heads up to any viewers out there that may be local singaporeans or in the region that I have recently purchased a shop front at JCube. More details will be released later as I finish getting products all printed and ready for selling.  I will open limited online slots for certain items as well as selling them at the JCube.

MoFo characters will be making a big comeback with this, along with some other adorable things!


My BDay and Holiday Season

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 25, 2013, 3:00 AM


Thank you everyone for the bday wishes! I am sorry that I was so late to respond to everyone, I have been very busy making sure this holiday season is amazing since its my sons first actual christmas where he isnt just a few months old :)   I tried to go all out, and phew it was some work.  
I am officially on break for a week from school, so hopefully I can get a few drawings here and there out and posted, I really want to do some FFXIV fanart!  Anyways, great news, for the first time since moving to singapore 4 years ago I was able to find my hair color in the same brand and exact shade *yay*  Tonight will be dying it, but my hair is so long now I had to buy two boxes, which makes me really nervous if I am able to actually get my hair even in color.  We will see, and just maybe I will post a picture afterwards :)


:( sorry for the absence

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 25, 2013, 10:08 AM


Well I do apologize for the long absence from here but I have been in the hospital.  Long story short I had gotten severe food poisoning, was dealing with it for a week before I gave up and went to the doctor. He got me meds to stop the runs I was having, well they had worked far too well and I ended up being extremely backed up.  It was so bad that my large intestines had swollen up to the point I was able to feel them in my rib cage, all the while I was in really bad pain the entire time from the food poisoning up till this point.  Well it got so bad my husband rushed me to the hospital after the pain got worst day by day. Had surgery and all good now, I just have to change my diet to back where it was while I was living in the USA and not each so much rice, which is difficult since the staple food here is rice :/