prismatic spectrum
dream: military discharge (excerpt)

I equipped my own armor suit and for a minute, I felt like I was part of a super unit. I watched my peers get called in before me, I was so anxious to jump into action. People were taken off the grid one by one, until it was my turn to step forward.

When the recruiter rang me up, I gave them a status report. I stated everything I perceived in my opponent, strengths, weaknesses; all of my unique abilities and advantages against a given rival. I was so confident in myself that I said I would come out a winner. The operator went quiet; they told me that the job was too dangerous for a person of my caliber and that I was not ready for action. I was a bit offended that they challenged my skills, so I left my cell and slid down the rails to find the operator. When I landed, their station had been shut off. I tried to scream, but my voice grew thin.

dream: military discharge - full entry on livejournal.

even my own dreams are stopping me from what I want.

Fathom’s Sirens. Read More: livejournal.

Fathom’s Sirens. Read More: livejournal.

"Shadows of the Damned" was one of the scariest games I’ve EVER played. It’s a few years older now, but still worth trying in my opinion. You can read my article on ReviewHat and check it out for yourself!

laugh at yourself
prisma: damn
prisma: he fooled us all
naokai: YES!
prisma: like when u found out that the fruity pebbles u been eating are just fruity dino bytes
prisma: and u still like them
naokai: haha
prisma: hahahaha
prisma: omg laughing too hard at my own stupidity
naokai: haha
Can’t Find My Notes…


I had jotted down some “romantic” notes for a story I’m writing and now I can’t find where I put them. *grumble*

I found this:

I’m sleeping with him, but he dreams alone.

And this:

You once called us “embers”… Our flame was extinguished but there was always something burning between us, just beneath the surface, ready to reignite again at a moment’s notice. Do you still feel that way? Because I’m ready to be burned alive.

But that’s it! And I know I’d written down a third thing — which I’m assuming was better (because I’m not entirely taken with the ones above) — but I can’t find it. I looked in all of my fiction notebooks! :\

Now I’m thinking I probably tossed it. I don’t usually do that, but every once in a while I’ll get so embarrassed by something I’ve written that I never want anyone else to come across it. And, clearly, romance isn’t my best genre (but I like a challenge!). >_<

Has something like this ever happened to you?

I lose track of notes now and then - I tuck some away when I feel finished, but that’s only because I’m tired of trying to make it “work”. I do this on scratch paper, notebooks & digital entries. I’ll stumble upon lost notes again after weeks/months/years of absence and the composition will *finally* make sense and I’ll know what to do with it. But for the most part, I let unfinished business sit, until I’m ready to do something with it.

What scares me is if and when someone finds my notes and hands them back to me. It happened once at the arcade: I left some of my drawings and poems in the office, so a coworker gave them back to me. I didn’t sign the notes, but they thought they were something worth keeping. It turns out, the notes were babbles of a day dreamer - I felt embarrassed that I had left something stupid behind. I do not like to leave paper trails.

Paris Draws: Progress
littlezotz replied to your post: Look at you go! haha. You’re getting better every day. :D
And to think, it all started with yours! ;) … still waiting on some people’s payments though, so I may start slowing down. still fun to draw, just don’t wanna over work myself without rest or reward.
Paris Draws: commission





even though you drew me this pic puremystery I am still gonna pay you.

I love it so much. Thank you.

time to pat myself on the back & give this man a high five across the skies.


yeha we need matching Icons. come on.

Can I please be sailor Saturn…please…

I charge $5 per drawing. if you would like your own rendering, please send me an image(s) you think suitable of yourself and I will do my best to deliver a portrait within a few days time. Thank You. :)

Paris Draws: commission


even though you drew me this pic puremystery I am still gonna pay you.

I love it so much. Thank you.

time to pat myself on the back & give this man a high five across the skies.


I’m on a Roll ! Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.

I’m feeling good about my work lately, so I’m going to leave this gig available for all of you wonderful people on the internet. LETS DRAW!

Sanodg Works (2006) & Futura Works (2014) (full) & (cover)

keeper. this thrifted coat is too fresh.

keeper. this thrifted coat is too fresh.

mom brought home some sweet jackets! I’ve never worn leopard print tho! damn.


Rule one: always post the rules
Rule two: answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones
Rule three: tag 11 people and link them to the post
Rule four: actually tell the people you tagged them

I was tagged by: redpixel

New Questions for you!
I’m not going to write new questions or tag people, so I’ll make this post worth reading.

1) Who’s your celebrity crush?
I admire how Leonardo DiCaprio has matured as a person. In more recent films (?), he’s been given extremely suave, gentleman roles. Regardless of his awards (or lack thereof), DiCaprio seems to be humble about it and I love that about him. To me,  it says that you can be great without anyone else’s approval. He looks like a fantastic lover and amazing friend.

2) What’s a fad you jumped on that you wish you hadn’t?
I might lose friendships for this question, but oh well.

As a child, I was lured into Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series. I didn’t start at the very beginning with the NES - throughout my childhood, I played Ocarina of Time > Majora’s Mask > Wind Waker > Twilight Princess. I only ever remember finishing Majora’s Mask & Wind Waker; for the others, I watched my brother play to the ending, or I simply gave up on it.

My friend gave me Phantom Hourglass (DS) and Skyward Sword (Wii) as gifts, but I never even opened the boxes. I wasn’t interested to devote time and sold them back because I needed money for rent. I don’t think I could ever let myself get into another Zelda game because I don’t have the patience to finish their overly hyped game franchise. There, I said it.

3) What’s your favorite season and why?
I like California’s Fall, because Summer is still there, but fades slowly as we transition. Fall can also mean new prime-time television, the start of another school year, for those still studying. With the Fall comes the changing of the leaves; when the lush green turns into an earthy brown. It takes forever for Los Angeles trees to lose their foliage, so we experience Fall from mid-September all the way to early December. It’s nice; not too cold or too hot.

4) What’s something about the opposite sex that you will never understand?
Why is it so hard for you guys to tell me how you feel? You’ll often tell me that some things can’t be explained. All I’d like to understand is where you’re coming from. Some have walked away with unanswered questions. I always want to know, am I someone special, a good friend, or simply a passer-by? If you can tell me what it is and why, I’ll decide to go or stay.

5) What’s the story behind your username?
When I started my first web blog and internet profile, I wanted the username to describe me with my initials. I thought, “Pure (M-word)” would be really cool. At that time, I was into the comic-book based film, Mystery Men (1999). I loved the movie so much and wanted to use it for my own devices. The alias “PureMystery” was like Cinderella’s glass-slipper, it was a perfect fit for me. Over time, the username helped shaped me into the enigma I am today.

6) Are you allergic to anything?
I’m allergic to some of the most delicious foods on the planet: I cannot eat shell-based creatures. This means no Shrimp, no Crab, no Lobster. I can’t walk into the Red Lobster and really enjoy the food that they serve, because if I do, my tongue will get itchy and my throat will swell up like a hot air balloon. I used to eat Shrimp as a child, it was my grandmother’s favorite delicacy. When I had turned 8 years old, we had grilled Shrimps for dinner (among other things) and an hour later I was hurling it all over our couch. That was a sad day for me.

7) Mac or PC?
Mac is extremely popular brand/system and I think it started blooming more so when I was still in high school. I remember there was a group of students who had their own “macbook”/apple-products clique. I thought, “They’re entitled to have laptops, expensive ones at that.” Mind you this is during the early era of macbooks, before they had that sleek silver body. With all of that said, I am a PC person.

8) Best concert you’ve ever been to?
This is a loaded question, I’ve been to a handful of concerts and have stories for each one. I think the BEST concert was the first one I ever attended; ALIVE 2007 - Daft Punk at the Sports Arena. This event was HUGE and much anticipated by me and the friends I went with. It was a massive gathering of people and we stood on the center balcony. I could see everything: Daft Punk’s gigantic pyramid booth, projected screens and ALL of the LED panels that lit up the sweaty dance floor. It was a great experience to dance, sing and get all the energy out of you.

9) What’s your first memory?
Time to dive deep … My earliest memory is in our old Alhambra apartment. I remember sitting with my brothers as Mom made home made clay dough for us to play with. It was very messy and we smeared goo on the glass table. I think Mom was telling us not to eat it because it was just cornstarch and flour. I picture my tiny hands digging into the wet clay.

10) If you could be any anime/television show character who would you be?
Damn, there are so many to choose from. If I were an anime character, I would wanna be Michiko Malandro of “Michiko & Hatchin”. Michiko is a Brazilian BABE (bad ass bitch every day) who escapes prison to find her daughter and long lost baby daddy. Michiko comes close to death a lot throughout that show, but narrowly dodges the scythe each time. She lives a colorful adventure, but at the end of the day wants to have a happy family together as one.

11) What would you consider to be one of your weirdest quirks?
When I listen to music while I walk, I move my arms a lot, because I like to pretend that I’m mixing in a DJ booth or dancing. if you ask me to get down on the dance floor, I won’t get up.

Work is Relative (excerpt)

Thank You, Mom, for standing up for me. I may not have attended graduate school (yet) or completed my college degree. I’m Sorry and I feel I have to apologize every time someone asks me about school, because I’m not ready to wrap that up. As an Asian child, there is so much pressure on academic achievements, you wouldn’t believe how important it is. TO THEM. I just hope that I’m not an embarrassment to my parents, because I’m doing something I truly love. I hope someday the family will understand what this kind of work means to me.

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