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(Made a comeback!!! Not sure how long I will linger on CL. Too much chores to do in life) Bit of a sarcastic pessimist at times. Can be your pinata for a day. Chores forces zkzkan to be free only on weekends but will try to be active on weekdays too if possible. Not an extrovert so usually is the listener/observer on chat.

zkzkan joined on Jan 9th, 2011, since that has made 13 posts that are still accessible today, 0 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, zkzkan has given 15 upvotes, and was last online on Nov 3rd, 2016.

  • In Movies based on true stories.

    This sounds really good. I must have a see. Thank you for introducing this film.

  • In What are you hyped about?

    Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou. Yikes best chill out anime ever

  • In Was/Is College Worth it?

    I think college depends on what you actually want to do in terms with work and wha you intend to do with your life. Different industries and careers require different requirements and conditions. For example some skill based careers don't require as much formal education as much as careers like law or teaching.

    I didn't go to university, because I was so sure that I wanted to achieve my career in animation and this industry in particular is a little unique, because there's much of that apprenticeship still alive and because it's highly skill based, your best way to move up is to keep drawing and drawing and drawing and seek mentorship from on-site professionals. But ai do realise institutions provide more opportunities to try a variety of things and give you plenty of time to plan your path further.

    How was I sure not going to uni/college was right? To be honest I still had insecurities about it - after all life is a mystery and unexpected things happen. So i made a back up plan and signed up for uni and kept the acceptance letter in case I wanted to go. I also searched extensively about the animation industry so that I can see what I will be expected to work on, learn and train.

    But let me make this clear - just because you don't go to uni/college doesnt mean you're not going to 'learn' forever. Whatever career or work you pursue, you will need to study and keep updating your skills and knowledge in order to keep up your position, pay and most importantly, competition with those who has gone through formal education. It's difficult to plan everything by yourself, but that is what you need to do when you graduate from high school. For uni/college go-ers, they usually get the time of 2 to 10 years and help from professors and professionals. Every decision has their pros and cons and sacrifices. You just gotta choose which you can deal with the most.

    I don't think higher formal education doesn't matter now days as long as you can plan your life, study and keep training routinely. I find this routine difficult to follow - sometimes you want someone to force you to do something rather than force yourself. Self-control is extremely difficult to get used to, but as long as you find a way to do that like setting yourself triggers to get moving or getting help from friends family or senpais, it's ok.

    If you don't know what to do and want more options and time, I suggest going to uni/college or any training programs that are available both off and online. That's another good point - search a wide variety of online courses as well.

  • In Artists of Colorless

    I like the way you use strong lines. I'm really liking the mood of the third drawing.

  • In The Privilege Test

    54...I think, because this quiz is based on general standards of the US, the results came out a lot different from what I expected. I don't really have a religion so I think I had to ignore basically a quarter of the choices.

    The idea of privilege really entrigues me, because the standard of privilege depends on person to person. Like for some, even having a roof over your head is plenty enough, while for others, having at least two bedrooms, clean water and a garden (and maybe a pet dog) will be thought of as living privileged.

    I remeber how in school all my classmates were trying to save up money to buy our teacher a small farewell gift and this rich girl said everyone should pay $20 each, because for her it wasn't a large amount, and that we should buy him a Tiffany&Co cufflinks with the money. You can image what others including myself would have said about that - as if all 16 year olds can spend $20 in one go on a 'small' gift.

    I am living somewhat fine because I live with my parents. But heck, if I were living alone I would have been back to skipping meals and scrapping off those extra cents to save up. Maaan living alone was so hard...

  • In Teas~!

    Maan I love tea. I used to drink more coffee but after I had constant stomach ache from it I switched to tea. I usually take Assam tea with milk or oolong with milk, which results to the pearl milk tea taste. In winter, I drink homemade ginger or lemon tea in honey. It definitely shoos away flu.

  • In Artists of Colorless

    That nose tho. Sah sexy!

  • In Artists of Colorless

    @CQKumber, @judar, @S9, @Itsuki thank you all for the compliments!! Really appreciate it! ^^

  • In Artists of Colorless


    Quick sketch. I'm really digging art threads atm. Such good vibe here :P

  • In New User Introduction Thread

    Hi, I made a comeback. Been off for quite a while after having some stuff going on in life. I'll try and get back into CL and participate as much as I can, but due to work I will go quiet at times and weekends will most likely be my only active days. Hope people can understand this.