Roy Tang

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Perdido Street Station by China Miéville My rating: 3 of 5 stars Perdido Street Station is a difficult book to read, which is why it took me a lot of time to get through it (and this was my second attempt too! I had to restart because I did not even get very far the last time and did not retain anything). Not because the plot is convoluted or anything like that.

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Sketching Daily


I've had a bit more free time recently, and I've been filling that time by starting up some hobbies (some old, some new). One of them has been sketching. I've been drawing things for as long as I remember – I have elementary and high school notebooks with more doodles and x-men drawings than there are notes. And even at work, I often find other meeting participants checking out the random sketches I had been absently doing while other people were speaking.

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John Dies at the End by David Wong My rating: 3 of 5 stars 2016 book #12: John Dies at the End by David Wong. This book is all kinds of weird. It's a bit like the author tried to think of as many weird things as he possible could then ties them together with an impossible plot that he doesn't even fully resolved. It's like the author was on crack while he was writing most of this (apt, since he's apparently and editor at cracked.

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The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss My rating: 3 of 5 stars 2016 Book #11: The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. Pros: - useful tips on reducing unnecessary work, remote working, automation, travel tips, etc Cons: - not for anyone who dislikes lying to people or some other form of “salesmanship" - not for anyone who doesn't have an idea for something to sell that can be easily mass-manufactured and distributed to the potential buyers

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Photos

Airport #sketchdaily
Reinforcements… or refreshments? #sketchdaily #bottlegnomes
This one was a request #sketchdaily
Motorcycle outside a barber shop
Ang problema pala sa Daang Matuwid, dati wala silang ilaw #LabanLeni https://t.co/ljvdW5r1On
Bacon waffle
Sunday punday Jaime L. Garcia
Easter Reflections
Piper is the most useful companion since she was one of the X-men #fallout4 #PS4share https://t.co/OXrGUV8zTk
Idk what these railroad guys are into #PS4share https://t.co/Rofazd5Zta
I drew all the stuff on my desk #sketchdaily
Posted on r/comiccharacterdrawing: [OA] Batman v Superman (based on Batman #50 alternate cover)
Dawn of Justice #sketchdaily this one took me longer than Man of Steel's running time
Sushi Go! #sketchdaily #sketchbookpro (note: anthropomorphized food is weird)
Quezon City is the best city
Homer vs the Internet (xkcd 386) #sketchdaily #sketchbookpro
Poor Piccolo lol
A biker almost got ran over by a car. He managed to jump off the bike and landed right beside me on the sidewalk. Bike was crushed
Still undecided? Here's a helpful guide: (source: https://twitter.com/SoWhatsNews/status/712109772586094592)
Ham and cheese sandwich #sketchdaily
Posted on r/comiccharacterdrawing: [OA] Power Man and Iron Fist
Power Man and Iron Fist #sketchdaily
Marching band (well I ran out of space for more members lol) #sketchdaily
Studying body proportions. Rocket for scale #sketchdaily
The devil of hell's kitchen #sketchdaily
We must remain vigilant!
Trying out an app for sketching #sketchdaily
Rocket #sketchdaily
So I managed to “platinum” Rocket League on Steam (all nonDLC achievements) despite not being very good at it. Goes to show how easy it is to get into, but I guess I'm done with the game for now
Dinobots roll out! #sketchdaily
So I managed to “platinum” Rocket League on Steam (all non-DLC achievements) despite not being very good at it https://t.co/BE0A1bJmSS
Happy birthday Albert Einstein! #sketchdaily
Posted in MiiVerse's Super Mario Maker Community:
Spoony Castle
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I support chocolate ice cream, it can solve all our problems
PSA: Feel free to ask me all those things
RT @SciencePorn: Give it a shot, people might surprise you.
Capturing real life people is hard. The eyes are tough #sketchdaily
Just a quick skeletor today #sketchdaily actually I was just drawing a skull then got bored…
Android people: my phone is giving me this notification, idk what app is generating it. How can I find out?
Failing to save the world #pandemic
Battle Costume Cammy #sketchdaily
Posted in MiiVerse's Super Mario Maker Community:
Spoony Castle
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Helmets! #sketchdaily
Zoro and Nami are hilarious LOL
Let's go exploring! #sketchdaily
Casey Jones #sketchdaily
Monkey D Luffy #sketchdaily
The Airship Hilda Garde III #sketchdaily
Bonus sketch today from a guest artist
Fortress of solitudr #sketchdaily
Link and Midna #sketchdaily
Oscar and Leo #sketchdaily
Thou shall not pass! #sketchdaily The balrog was supposedly a creature of flame and shadow
Diana of Themyscira #sketchdaily I think I had a lot of trouble because I didnt allocate enough space for the neck and shoulders
Desk clutter of justice!

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