Vixena’s Old Desk
My first year of college, I attended Pennstate University and I had my own apartment. At the time, I wasn’t really all too in to anime, it kinda started my second semester after my room mate showed me Fruits Basket. Well, when we transferred, I didn’t have a room in my house to call my own, just a bed and a dresser, no real decoration. I kept all my anime stuff in the basement, and that’s where it stayed. I called it my Office <3 Ah, looking at the images here brings back happy memories ^0^ It’s extremely messy, and it was never usually like this, but I wanted to include as many things as I could from my office in the shots XD I’m kind of embarassed about the mess, but I still want to share how it used to look!
I loved my office! It brought me so many good times during my first semester at Rutgers. I didn’t like the darkness of the room, but I made good of it all~
The only figmas I had at the time were Suzaku and Lelouch!! I used to think “These are the only one’s I’ll ever get.” FFFF. The Sakura doll was a christmas present from a friend overseas, and the Tsubasa doujin is one of Lexi’s. At the time, I didn’t draw as much as I do now, and that night sky picture is of my character Rosello, it was my proudest accomplishment to date.
Haha I remember the Layton obsession I had! I think I’ve beaten the first one four times, but I have yet to beat the second one .-. I was a much better fan last year XD And there’s Tramps Like Us! I was obsessed with that manga during Pennstate and a while during my third semester.
These were the posters on my wall. The Shugo Chara one is my favorite, the paper is very good quality and it’s glossy and just… I love looking at it X3 It came with the art book! Everything else came in a magazine, and the Professor Layton ones I printed out myself.
I used to put pictures up that I really liked that i found in magazines, but most of the time I found that they just cluttered my space, so I don’t do that anymore.
I had a wall where I mixed my own artwork with posters and a piece by the friend from overseas. It was pretty inspirational to look at. Satomi and Wazie are up there, the first pictures I ever did of them. They’re still on my wall, actually *stares at them*
Just a close up of Onigiri (my laptop) and a few more of my posters. And there is my pen/pencil/marker basket. I used to just reach over and grab whatever I needed, but now I have an art box because my collection… grew.
When I was down in the office, I had this little corner where I put all my art supplies, and I would go there whenever I wanted to draw. Too bad I made it during exam time, which was when I was the most busy with everything EXCEPT art. It went to waste -_- I used it once, when I drew my Rosello picture, and it was wonderful, though a pain in the butt because my music was nowhere near me, so I had to keep getting up to change it. That board was where I put my special items when I still lived in the apartment.
This was an art corner that was good in theory, but in actuality it was kinda of annoying. My music was nowhere near me so it was a pain in the ass to get up and change things. It didn’t last very long.That picture is Vixena, I drew her once when I was having a crappy day and dreading going to the cafe, but ever since then, it got better. Also, since I didn’t draw so much anymore, having a decent picture of Vixena up to look at was pretty refreshing.
SEE. I told you guys I referred the most to my Tsubasa art book!! It was always open in front of me! SEE THE BINDING’S ALL GROSS AND EVERYTHING ;0;
Close upu~ That tag hanging from my light was my nametag from my job when I worked at Victorias Secret (one of my temporary obsessions~) Hehe, learned how to measure le bewbs <3
omg I remember how obsessed I was with my Drago keychain last year XD I loved taking it with me everywhere, it was like a lucky charm of sorts. Then there are my boys on my phone, Box and Vix!
These are all the artbooks I used to have! I… have a lot more now XD WHAT CAN YOU DO, I love the stuff. And I take very good care of my books!
The doorway to my office looked like the walls in Fruits Basket, so I put up these decorations <3 They’re actually still there, despite me not occupying the office anymore. It still feels home-y.
Ok, these pictures were taken a bit before, but I thought I’d share them as well. It gives you a better idea of how clean I actually used to keep things haha
Yeah, this is usually what the place looked like. The board that I used to keep all my memory filled trinkets is still how I had it when I moved back from Penn. Ah, I was worried I had no pictures of it like that… I would literally stare at that board when I felt sad because it made me happy to look at my friends art <3
Close up of my board.
AHHH This was all the manga I used to have!! Now I have 10 shelves filled with my favorite series instead of just 4.
I went through this thing where I was like “I should stop liking anime” and decided to take everything down and put it away in boxes… the result was a VERY boring office. Look at this depressingly empty desk.
Yes, it was all put away in a box… but that lasted like a week.Then it became all anime filled again.
This was the condition of my office one year ago. MY HOW TIME CHANGES THINGS. Hopefully I’ll make a post that shows you all my updated room soon!