Maggie Flecknoe

Maggie Flecknoe is a sassy blonde beauty with plenty of personality and charm. Her work consists of on-air voice over work as well as an anime actress. There is never a dull moment when "Blondie" speaks as sweetly and silky as she does. The following blog post is about the beautiful Maggie Flecknoe. If you know nothing of her, I'll do what I can to feature this personality as best as I can here on "John's Blog Space."






Maggie Flecknoe


Ladies and gentlemen, get to know Maggie Flecknoe:

Maggie Flecknoe
^ from: houston.culturemap.com - Maggie Flecknoe.

A baby girl named Marguerite (or Maggie) Kathryn Flecknoe was brought into the world on April 17, 1983. This lady from Aurora, Colorado, USA would grow up to become one of the finest voice-over talents anywhere in the world as well as a totally awesome morning news anchor. Maggie would also graduate from the University of Colorado. So you University of Colorado fans have one of your own Buffaloes to cheer on (or one to be jealous of if you are a Colorado State University fan). She also studied at Harvard at the Moscow Art Theater School. Today, Maggie is the morning personality for when Eye Opener shifts over to local news. She is also a producer for NewsFix. She's also a championship-winning celebrity milker at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. And unfortunately... Maggie gained some viral video notoriety as she was holding up a pig that ended up pooping on live TV as she was holding up the pig.

I first learned of Maggie Flecknoe during some behind-the-scenes work with the former CW39 News. She would, from time to time, be featured in this little mini segment called "Happy Hour" mostly featuring certain bars offering certain drinks. I best know Maggie of "Online Dish," as do many others who seen her on the tube or online. This is where she would offer her opinions on certain interesting topics in a segment lasting anywhere between 90 to 120 minutes. Most of these topics were mostly sex-related, pop culture, outrageous behavior, and things like that. Here is where I respected Maggie for her opinions (whether I agreed or disagreed) as well as appreciate taking a stand on certain issues.


Samples of Maggie Flecknoe.

Want to hear (and see) Maggie Flecknoe? Check this out:


• On-Air Sample

^ CultureMap Top Stories: Bill Clinton, overrated restaurants and Texans QB talk

I honestly didn't know she did this little segment until researching this topic before posting it. Here is a sample of "Online Dish With Maggie" in the video below:


^ Online Dish: Horrible Boss Alert! Fires Employee Who Donated Kidney to Her


• Anime Sample
Here is some anime work sample featuring the voice of Maggie Flecknoe:


^ High School of the DEAD - High School of the Dead Dub Cast: Saya Takagi


Now for some more commentary.




Final Thoughts


Maggie Flecknoe is a fabulous personality for the on-air work she's done. Personally, I think Maggie Flecknoe has an amazing voice. She speaks sweetly, yet also silky. I haven't had the liberty to listen to her anime voice work. So I'm not going to give you my list of my favorite anime vocal performances of hers because I don't know of her anime work all that well. Maggie often times showcases her on-air outfits on her Facebook fan page and her Instagram page. Most her finest fashion outfits consist of charming dresses and pretty shoes are the norm. Maggie used to have lovely curly hair, but she is equally lovely with non-curly hairstyles. Maggie looks every bit as beautiful as she is speaking. She really is a lovely lady. In fact, I even featured her among my "American Beauties: Mountain" beauties.


What I Would Tell Maggie Flecknoe (if she read this)

You are an amazing personality. Ever since becoming fond of you and your work, I've always respected you. I have even had my own thoughts on ideas you've shared with "Online Dish With Maggie" whether I mostly agreed with the opinions offered or not. Go further and gain as much credit and honors as you can.


Would I Want to Meet Maggie (if given the chance)?

Are you kidding me? Absolutely I'd want to meet her!




Maggie Flecknoe: For More Information...


To learn more about Maggie Flecknoe, including material not featured in this blog post, I invite you to take a look at these links:

Maggie Flecknoe Official
Maggie in the Mornings (Facebook)
Maggie Flecknoe on Twitter
Maggie Flecknoe on Instagram
Entry on Maggie Flecknoe on Wikia (features her voice-over roles)


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What More Do I Have to Do?

We are often met with frustration. When you feel you are talented but not talented enough, you are thinking, "what more do I have to do?" How can you ever reach success when you seem so limited or have limited success? Not being good enough is something I've mentioned before. Now imagine the feeling where no matter how much you try to show improvement, you will always seem to come up short. You will always feel like something always holds you back when you could be successful. Almost as if you are banned from being successful.

As an example of questioning what more you have to do, I used to have a CafePress store under the "JohnMarineDesigns" handle. After a long time of not making anything and feeling as if none of my material would ever sell, I discontinued it. I felt like even my simple creations could never be as successful as most other people. People often give things a chance and buy into such things. Trouble is, when you're doing the same thing others are doing but with limited success, you feel as if your hardest efforts are not doing much justice. Shouldn't you have similar success as others if you are doing things not much different than others? If you are not as successful, you basically feel like you don't know what more you have to do to become any kind of success. So in other words, "why bother?"

Nothing hurts more than feeling like you can't enjoy success as much as others in your field. You can always improve your skills, but when they don't mean much, you feel like you have to work harder and harder to eventually come up with something that makes you viable and respected. What happens when even THAT fails? In the end, your best efforts doesn't result in success that others have generated. Almost as if you were never meant to be a success in life or in any field of study. You become a nobody in a somebody world. You hate yourself because you feel you can never be as good as other people no matter how hard you try. And you begin to question- "what more do I have to do?"

Sometimes, this matter is all about not having ample opportunities and chances to become something special. You are never going to be any kind of success if certain opportunities aren't given or made. Life will be better when there is a moment- even if very brief- that we all can feel like our own superstars. Life will be better when we finally get those big breaks we have worked hard for and that our transgressions and shortcomings help us to become successful. It will feel much better knowing we have reason to be happy about ourselves and our work rather than find every reason to lament the lives we've led and lament not having levels of success we know we are capable of or can make happen. Life is not fair, but it can be at least marginally enjoyable.

Think about people who work their whole lives to be great but never actually become great. Kind of like a sports team that has the best athletes but could never parlay that talent into championships. Or maybe think of athletes who never win major events. People feel relegated to mediocrity when they could be great. They work for greatness, but never achieve greatness. This feeling leads people to wondering what more they have to do to become great. Sometimes, simply not being lucky or fortunate can be a factor in wondering what more someone has to do to become successful or liked. Peoples' perceptions and expectations are also factors. How well can you tie into others' standards to where you become liked or admired? These also play factors in this matter.

In the end, what more do you have to do? It all depends on a number of factors outside of talent and hard work. You may even have to try to win peoples' respect as best as you can. If it were easy to impress others and get those big breaks, we wouldn't have to wonder what more we have to do to be successful. However, since only so many people have only so many levels of success, we often wonder just what we have to do to be successful. Continually trying harder than we normally would just leads to frustration. While frustration can make us stronger, it also caps us from really being anything great. So we can try only too hard to where we don't reach a breaking point of giving up and having to accept failure. Failure is acceptable, but constant failure ends up being redundant and can put a damper on us really becoming better than what we could be. If only we can be great without having to question everything in life and question how to actually achieve greatness, our society and our world will be a much better place.





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Encouragement

We need encouragement. Something has to empower us to feel optimistic about life and all of its opportunities. A lack of encouragement only hinders our chances of being better people. That is why online and in life, I try to make people feel better in weak times. I can't work miracles, but I at least do whatever I can. It feels great when people give others reason to believe and be better. Encouragement makes this possible. This blog post offers you a piece of my mind as I discuss encouragement.







Encouragement


This is a section about encouragement based on personal thoughts and experiences. Follow my lead.

We all need to be encouraged when times are uncertain. Through my blog and YouTube videos, I make efforts to try to encourage others. Part of my motivation to encourage others is that there is too much negative in this world. There are too many things that bring us to depression and overall feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. A lot of people say I'm too nice to them. Well, part of my reasons why I am this way is because I want to work for positive change for others. Take it from someone whom has been depressed before- there is the quote that misery loves company. If someone is down on their luck, they want peers to also be down on their luck just to feel better and to know that it isn't just those persons whom are down.

My life isn't perfect. I've never been around only positive people. I've had days where I feel strong and confident... then days where I feel weak and incompetent. I have felt like a strong human being, and then I have felt like I'm the most pathetic thing given life to. Feeling my own transgressions, the only way I feel to keep myself happy is to make others happy... which in turn will make me feel better in the long run. That is the way I operate. Take my own work for example blogging or making videos or whatever. I've seen people gain much more popularity and attention than my own blogging work. There was a time I amassed 4.2K views for a video in two days, and my video didn't even crack the most popular videos for a certain period. Just because I offer some things for sale online doesn't mean I have gotten the level of success I COULD be getting. I never spent any money to try to draw people to my Facebook fan page, and I feel I could get more people to be fans of mine.

From blogging, to YouTube, to music, and more... encouragement is always something appreciated. People and things I believe in need votes of confidence for when times are low. Life is better when you feel like people actually care and when you have loving support from others. Sometimes, all the support we try to generate within could benefit from gaining extra support. It is just a terrible feeling when you commit to something but not feel you can be as successful as others. You feel like you are wasting your life. And when you feel like you are wasting your life, you back yourself into a corner you feel you will never get out of.

If I have depressed you so far, then let me tell you that I am ready to try to offer some positively powerful thoughts to help draw out the negative vibes. I am ready to discuss the powerful nature of encouragement.




Encouragement Breakdown


Now that I've given you my own sob stories, let's talk about actually making people feel important rather than put them down like garbage.


The Science of Encouragement.

Let's look at what encouragement does and entails. Most of you know I live on inspiration. So is there an example where encouragement really means something and influenced this blog post? Sure!

One example that pops into my mind was when I complimented someone who did a so-so job modeling a 3D scene he/she offered for sale on TurboSquid. I was honest in saying the person did a very good job, but could do a whole lot better. I told this person to improve his/her skills. Someone more critical than I basically ripped this 3D modeler apart. This one person who critically critiqued this 3D modeler even said I was basically too kind. He even went to the level of saying I was giving this modeler "a false sense of confidence" or something like that. And I mean, do you suggest I trash this person like he/she did an injustice? Like this person brought down the integrity of this community? I know I've offered my own material on TurboSquid, but I feel bad myself that I am somehow seen on the same level of low-level talent that somehow won't amount to anything despite the fact I am trying to improve my own 3D skills.

Here are two schools of thought. If I did decide to trash this so-so modeling effort, I would run the risk of making this person feel like he/she will never amount to anything. This person may decide to give up entirely on making 3D models despite the person's willingness to make and sell 3D models. The person may not ever want to release anything ever again because he/she feels unfit for a certain community or society. I chose to commend the person because (1) I am an amateur myself with 3D, and (2) I would rather someone improve and feel capable of greatness rather than pin down someone like they will never amount to anything special. It surely hurts feeling like you won't amount to anything. A feeling like this is as if society has failed on you and that you seem unfit and incapable of any level of success. People can change and improve, but without encouragement, even the best efforts tend to lead to a lost cause. This is as inconsistent as inconsistent can be.

NOTE: It is possible I may do a related blog post on this topic. Stay tuned to this blog if I do decide to make a similar post based on this section.


The Impacts of Encouragement.

Here is a classic example of encouragement. I will use the example of a beautiful young lady, somewhere between the ages of 18-25 in a major city or in college. Let's pretend she runs a fashion blog and shares some of her outfits online. Let's say one day she posts an outfit she thinks looks amazing and feels amazing... but most of the general public disagrees. Posting such an outfit and getting such negative feedback causes her to question whether she should continue posting blog posts and outfits of her looks. Would you encourage or discourage her? This is what would happen if discouraged or encouraged:

No Encouragement/Discouraged...
If she is discouraged, she may give up entirely on fashion blogging or maybe even take that one outfit off of her sites. It is also possible she may hate herself because nobody has given her any vote of confidence for her choice of fashion. She may also feel she is ugly and develop thoughts of low self-esteem. It is also possible this fashion blogger could change up her style to be better accepted among others.

Encouraged...
Or imagine someone offers kind words despite the hate she's gotten. The lady realizes she can't please everyone, but at least it feels refreshing someone offers words of kindness and various compliments. Depending on the level of encouragement and the words offered, someone could seriously convince the downed person he/she is better than the hate being given to the individual. The power of one positive reaction could be enough to drive away the power of negative reactions. Someone who has positive vibes and support works better and is more confident in one's work.

Final Thoughts
Someone who commits to doing something should be able to have some level of success he/she aspires to. People do things looking to reach a certain level of success or recognition. Not being able to offer that kind of recognition leaves most people to disappointment. People may often times improve their skill in their craft. If someone is not given the level of love and encouragement, it plays a limiting factor to how great someone can actually be. Everyone deserves to be at their greatest. If the hypothetical fashion blogger in this example lacked encouragement from others, she would have quit a long time ago because she know she will never amount to whatever level of success she could achieve. Meanwhile, other people would have greater levels of success while she gets pushed aside and feel like garbage. Even if you don't entirely care about competing in some specific field, at least you should feel you are at least moderately qualified and entitled to the same level of success most others are accustomed to. Life seems unfair when you can't be as successful as others.


Encouragement: A Working Example.

There was a time when I E-Mailed various fashion bloggers I follow by sharing kind thoughts. One blogger I E-Mailed mentioned how not many people liked some of her fashion choices, but after I offered my own thoughts and considered positive thoughts and constructive criticism, she noted she was more confident in putting together outfits. My encouragement has helped her to feel more confident and more able to keep posting outfits. I am sincere in my comments and actions. I don't like being just another talking head or some anonymous figure. I am honest and real even if my thoughts go against the grain and opposite of the mainstream.


Encouragement: Why Bother?

I tend to think too much about other people and of other people. Despite this, I feel people have things they enjoy and have fun with. I can see when people try their best and enjoy what they do. Rather than hate on others, I want the best for others. That is even if you hate me and everything I stand for. I honestly wish some haters wouldn't be so critical of me, but I'd rather people enjoy success rather than be down on their luck.


Encouragement: What Can You Do?

Something you can do is wish someone well in future endeavors and improve their skill in a certain arena if you feel one can be better. Unless someone commits a despicable crime or something, it feels better knowing someone sincere offers his/her well wishes and hope for greatness. It feels better when people feel they can make their own special impacts or become successful in some respect. People put their lives and their hearts into their work and enjoy what they do. Unless someone does a completely horrible job, people want to feel like they can provide amazing material rather than feel like being a waste of time and energy.

When I tell people they are capable of anything or are great-looking or talented, it is because I believe in someone and want someone to be successful. I have been in situations where nobody believed in me, and I ended up amounting to much less than what I am capable of. I don't want that for other people. I don't want to feel as if I am something replaceable or can be flushed down the toilet. Sadly, some people don't want to give some things a chance. I guess some people feel those who are incapable of great success are destined to fail.


Coming up next are some final thoughts of mine in regards to encouragement.




Encouragement: Final Thoughts


When people feel down and don't have much support from others, people doubt themselves and their abilities. Gaining positive reactions and encouragement help people feel respected for their work. People can be down on their luck, but they don't have to stay down on their luck. People who don't feel encouraged end up never becoming the best they can be. They may never be able to improve. People may never be able to enhance and refine their craft. If you are happy with keeping certain people down, that's your call. It at least feels good knowing there are people who care about others rather than feel like nobody loves them. It pays to encourage others to be better rather than let people feel they have a cap on being successful.

Encouragement is the combination of someone knowing they can be better along with actually working to be better. It can help someone continue doing something and loving something rather than completely abandon it and never reach the level of potential success one can be entitled to. Teachers and mentors who try to groom people to be better use encouragement because they feel their pupils can benefit in ways that make them better in life and in other things. Having people believe they can do anything is enough to help people reach levels of success they aspire to. People have to believe they can be capable of anything, other people looking to make others better try to offer encouragement to help them move closer towards success, and the end result when all works well leads to success. This is the kind of chemistry that helps people enjoy life more and feel capable of anything.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to be successful in what anyone puts their heart and soul into. If people don't feel they can amount to greatness, people will never be great. Work with people who maybe need a boost in encouragement. Why should people be limited in success no matter how hard they work to be their own superstar? The methods of reaching total success vary for others, but everyone has a chance to be great. Why limit this potential others have? It is even a double standard to look at people in the sense that they compete in the same field and do the same things to be relevant, while someone is vastly more successful than someone else. If one person can be great, why can't others amount to the same level of success? So it pays to encourage people to be better rather than look at some people like they are destined to failure and entitled to failure.

People I believe in get my full encouragement and love. I want this world to be a better place rather than wish disappointment and futility to others. It isn't being "too nice" to others; it's about wishing people be better and reach their full potential- even if people don't realize how much potential they have. Encourage someone to be better. People may even thank you in the future for believing in them. That, in turn, will make you feel better and stronger as a person.





I honestly sometimes hate bringing up saddening thoughts. However, I have to bring these things up because life is unfair, and people love doing anything possible to bring people further and further down rather than keep them up and uplift their spirits. This world would be a much better place if we actually try to give people reason to live rather than happily anticipate their death. So if people are going to keep spewing hate and dislike, I guess I'll carry the load trying to offer things to be happy and positive about. At least I am someone who is trying to offer something opposite of the usual hate and gloom social media and blogging usually serves up.

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Lotteries

Ever won the lottery or a lottery game? If you did, you've won yourself loads of money. This is a legal get-rich-quick deal especially if you win major prizes. Not all governments allow for lotteries, though. You sometimes may hear of major prizes for the lottery that go unclaimed or in which nobody has won. As a result, lottery prizes just go up and up.

Lottery games usually consist of things like trying to match up the ping pong balls with numbers on them. Matching as many numbers as possible improves your chances of winning bigger cash prizes. You could even go to vending machines that dispense lottery tickets and lottery games. For example here in Houston, you could play a lottery game where you could win big cash prizes and even a handful of Houston Texans prizes- such as joining the team on a private jet or having a party at one of the suites for the Houston Texans. A lot of the revenue from lotteries often times go to not only whomever wins the prizes, but also to fund various projects and various other causes. So it isn't as if the money is just blown haphazardly and nonchalantly.

I am sure a lot of my readers wished they won the lottery (if allowed by their governments) so they could have loads of money to be financially stable for a long time. You could have a "minor victory" if you play a lottery game and win only a few US Dollars. You certainly want the big prize but come up short. Still- better than nothing to not win the big prize.


What If You Win "The Big Prize?"

It depends. The smart thing you'd want to do is to properly invest and manage that money. You don't want to win (for example) $200M USD and end up blowing it all on building or buying your own Formula 1 racing team. I would probably think about trying to manage paying off certain things, like paying off financial aid from college or getting out of bankruptcy. Then maybe think about things like homes, cars, and certain other luxuries. Why not take advantage of the money? Think long term if you're smart, though.

Even if you win the big prizes from lottery games, you still have to pay some taxes or whatever. So you don't get the exact prize in full. But still... if you win the big prize from the lottery, CELEBRATE! Take full advantage of the winning prize. Of course, make sure to wisely use your winnings.

Winning the lottery has the potential to change lives forever. You may or may not be fortunate to get the big prize, but you'll never know unless you try. So be sure to try your hand at the lottery if it is allowed around your way!





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What would YOU do if you won the lottery? What change could winning the lottery provide for someone? Have you maybe won the lottery?

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My TurboSquid Work

My 3D experience is growing. A chance to showcase some of my work is in my TurboSquid profile under my "JohnMarineDesigns" handle. While I use "John's Creative Space" to showcase my work, this "John's Blog Space" is to direct you to my TurboSquid work. Speaking of JMDesigns, I recently created a logo for my creative works brand. Here's a little hint I'd like to share... you can click on the graphic below to visit my TurboSquid profile to see my work. Anyhow, here is the logo I recently created for JMDesigns:

JohnMarineDesigns JMDesigns
^ This is my logo for "JohnMarineDesigns." With this post, click on the above graphic to search for works published on my TurboSquid profile! Or visit my creative works site at johnmarinedesigns.weebly.com!


Alternatively, you can also use the different TurboSquid links I have set up in this blog and on "John's Creative Space." Anyhow, let's get going!






My TurboSquid Work


TurboSquid is one of the leading online marketplaces for 3D models. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; 3D models from the likes of hobbyists to professionals alike are featured in the many different categories of items featured. Models are available either for free or for a fee (sometimes a BIG one!). Regardless, it is one of the finest sites to find 3D models for games or media projects.

Yours truly wanted to join in on the 3D publishing goodness. I had actually been on TurboSquid since about 2006. It has been only recently I decided to publish 3D material to TurboSquid. The first item I published was in March 2016 featuring a few voxel model vehicles I created in MagicaVoxel. Every item I published since are true 3D models (in other words, polygon models). My 3D experience is still very limited. However, I feel like I am getting better and slowly getting better. I don't have the patience to make anything hyper-realistic or vastly detailed. Then again, I may never attempt trying such hyper-realistic material. I still publish my material to TurboSquid because I have grown a fondness for making 3D models about as much as I do blog posts or any other media.


Some of my TurboSquid Work.

Some of the work I have created is featured in this post. Learn more about each item by clicking on any links.

NOTE: The material below is taken from this post on John's Creative Space: My 3D Journey So Far...


Model 1: Voxel Vehicle Starter Kit
Voxel Vehicle Starter Kit
Voxel Vehicle Starter Kit - This is the first TurboSquid item I published. It isn't a true 3D model because this originated from MagicaVoxel, and MagicaVoxel is used in the creation of voxel models.

The first item I offered on TurboSquid was to help people make their own voxel vehicle models. Due to the popularity of my voxel vehicles, I decided to offer a package to help some people get started making voxel models. I didn't want to simply offer my fine voxel model cars freely. In fact, I am still a bit undecided on whether or not to even offer my full range of voxel vehicle models or make polygon 3D models of my voxel model vehicles. I am considering the latter and have set up a few vehicles I am still developing. Speaking of polygons...


Model 2: Basic Sword
Basic Sword
Basic Sword - This is the first true polygon model I created and offered online.

One model I created was a sword. It was purely basic, hence it being a "simple" sword. I still wanted to offer a basic product for people to enjoy. So anyone could use this sword as a prop, something to equip for players in games, or any such application. I actually took this sword and added a few more details at the hilt and on the blade itself. I actually triangulate the faces on the blade to add a little more detail. I even thought about making the hilt of the sword more fancy. However, I kept things mostly as is and moved on.


Model 3: Basic Trophy
Basic Trophy
- This is a trophy I created in Wings3D. I made one in Blender, and I felt I made a better one in Wings3D.

Actually, I think I offered this trophy to TurboSquid before I offered my sword model. This is still a fairly good trophy model. This was actually a model I was working on then decided to make an entirely new model trophy. I made an entirely new trophy model to reflect some of my 3D skills in using Wings3D. One special skill I learned was in using the Intrude feature of Wings3D. You have to be careful using Intrude, especially when trying to use it to define certain interior details. It is best to use Intrude to properly define the interior of items. So one thing I did was make the cup part of the trophy it's own object. After making the cup part hollow, I re-attached the cup part to the rest of the trophy. I later went ahead and took four vertices to define the handle parts of my trophy. I then beveled those vertices. Afterwards, I went ahead and extruded those sections to define the handles. Many more extrusions were made until I made the handles as properly as I could. After I was all done with the cup part of the trophy, I went ahead and smoothened it for an amazing finish.


Model 4: Basic Trident
Basic Trident
- This model of a trident is fairly basic in design.

I tried a more interesting model by creating a trident. The most important thing I learned making this model was the usage of beveled edges and edge loops to define certain parts of models I want to keep sharp. At this time, I actually got to learn using hard edges. The model was uploaded in its non-smoothened form. I don't intend for the model to be smoothened anyways. The main thing I was learning was the use of adding edge loops and beveled edges to preserve certain sharp shapes for when a model gets smoothened. You have to place those edge loops very close so that you don't get funky results when you try to smoothen the model.


Model 5: Modern Stool
Modern Stool
- Have a seat in this modern stool! :)

I haven't made or released a model for some time. So what I did was try to create another model. My latest work is a stool. Rather than just a basic stool, I decided to make a modern kind of stool. This is a fancy sort of stool to sit in with back support and some bars for your feet to rest on. I needed to put some edge loops around the loop where the feet can be rested on to preserve a decent shape. Without proper placement of edge loops at key parts of the model, you end up with some funky results when you try to smoothen the model. This was perhaps a key lesson I learned in trying to make models. It will be a trial-and-error process trying to make proper models and trying to maintain a good amount of the geometry.


Just about all of these models were created using materials only. All of these five items to TurboSquid, except the first one, were modeled using Wings3D.


For More Information...

Feel free to click on whichever interests you:

• To see more of my TurboSquid items (including the latest items), click this link: JohnMarineDesigns on TurboSquid.

• To visit my creative works blog: John's Creative Space.

• To visit my creative works site: JohnMarineDesigns on Weebly.


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Appreciation

You don't have to love something to appreciate it. Appreciation says while you don't particularly love something, you at least respect that it is there regardless. This is either good or bad for something depending on how you feel. It can be a tad disrespectful to say some things you don't like are appreciative. I like to think some of the material I discuss can at least be appreciated. I am not the least bit offended that I am not just posting anything just to warrant unnecessary attention or just to spam up the Internet and just to draw a reaction. I don't operate that way.

One thing to take away from this post is no matter what is out there, learn to appreciate things. I don't expect to be everyone's friend and make the most popular opinions. Most important of all is that I continue to provide content that I am certain people will at least appreciate that I provided it. If anything, I appreciate you even viewing my blog(s) and the content I provide. This is just the very basic things I want as a publisher of online content.





Just one thing I want you to know before I close this post...

Your involvement and your attention are always appreciated. These are just the littlest of things anyone can do to help support my work.

Just remember that you do not have to do a whole lot to make someone's day. You certainly made mine by reading this post. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel is best known either as Topanga on "Boy Meets World," or as the host of the late Style Network show, "The Dish." Either way, the native of Mesa, Arizona, USA is a bubbly and fun personality. This blog post takes a look at this unique personality.


Before I Begin...

The date of this original blog post (May 5) is her birthday, so Happy birthday, Danielle Fishel! :)






Danielle Fishel


Here is the beauty from the Grand Canyon State:

Danielle Fishel
^ from: (Twitter) - Oh, look! It's Danielle Fishel! It's Topanga!

A little girl named Danielle Christine Fishel was brought into the world on May 5, 1981 in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Little Danielle would grow up to become an accomplished actress as well as a successful TV show host. Many people know her best as Topanga on the hit sitcom "Boy Meets World." I would follow (and love) her as host of "The Dish" on the Style Network. No matter how you came across Danielle Fishel, she is funny and bubbly. In my research of this topic, I learned she's a petite- 5'1". So to you petite ladies reading this blog post... Danielle is one of your fellow petites!


"The Dish" Retrospective.

Because I know her in "The Dish" than I do in "Boy Meets World," let me just say I began to appreciate Danielle Fishel's personality and charm on "The Dish." The Dish was a show that offered funny takes on some of the most interesting bits in entertainment and in fashion. As Style Network was running out of shows that highlighted on fashion, it was refreshing to see this show each weekend. The one thing I hated was that the show was moved to a certain time slot I felt I wouldn't be able to see regularly. So the sinking ship of Style Network had The Dish as its saving grace. Danielle Fishel was a wonderful host of a wonderful show.


For those who may remember some of my past posts, I included Danielle Fishel among the Mountain beauties of my American Beauties posts.




Danielle Fishel in Videos


Here are a few videos of Danielle Fishel. Get a feel for her quirky personality:


• Here is a look at Danielle Fishel's book:

^ Danielle Fishel's Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern


• This is a live interview Danielle Fishel was given:

^ Danielle Fishel (Topanga) Today Show Interview | LIVE 9-8-14


• I have NEVER seen "Boy Meets World," but I have to provide SOMETHING to show Danielle as Topanga as a big part of this post and a big part of her personality. So I am featuring this video:

^ Boy Meets World- Cory and Topanga's (almost) first time | The Honeymooners


• Here is some of her humor, especially from "The Dish." I loved this show on Style Network:

^ "When Bad Fashion Happens To Good Celebrities - The Dish"

In case you're wondering, I made mention of The Dish in my "StyleSpace by JBM" blog post called "Remembering Style Network." A link to that post will be included later in this blog post.


Honestly... how can you NOT love Danielle Fishel?




Danielle Fishel: Final Thoughts


I think Danielle Fishel is not only lovely in looks, but also in personality. She isn't going to blow you away with a bodacious body or have any brash personality. However, she will astound you with her unique and quirky personality. The demise of Style Network meant it was sad to see "The Dish" go. I loved watching that show and what Danielle brought to it.


If Danielle is Reading This...

I have great respect for you and your work. Best of luck to you in all of you endeavors.


Would I Like to Meet Danielle (if given the chance)?

Absolutely! Especially after praising her on various levels, I'd surely would like to meet Danielle Fishel.


For More Information...

Here are some ways to get social with Danielle Fishel:

Danielle Fishel's official page
Danielle Fishel on Facebook
Danielle Fishel on Twitter
Danielle Fishel on Instagram


Cross-Promotion/Other Reading.

Here are a few related topics you may be interested in if you want more on Danielle Fishel:

"Sweet Petite!" (John's Blog Space)
^ This blog post takes a look at petite fashion.

Petite Beauties: The World Tour! (John's Blog Space)
^ Danielle Fishel is 5'1". What other ladies are beautiful despite being short? Take a look at my world tour of petite beauties!

American Beauties: Mountain (John's Blog Space)
^ Find out whom I consider the loveliest ladies among the Mountain time zone here in the United States. You know I included Danielle Fishel as one... who else did I include? Find out by reading my post!

Remembering Style Network (StyleSpace by JBM)
^ Danielle Fishel was host the host of "The Dish." I pay some tribute to Style Network in this post.


And that's it for this blog post.





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The OneUps

(UPDATED: May 3, 2016)

Musicians made covers of music from games. Though I am not a rock person, I have heard some great metal covers of game songs. But have you heard of any good... jazz covers of game songs? The OneUps made quality jazz covers. This Arkansas band makes jazz covers of some of the most popular and not-so-popular songs from video games. I will be sharing with you some of the jazzy songs they've done.

LATEST UPDATE(S)/REVISION(S):

MAY 3 2016 - corrected some spelling errors






The OneUps


The OneUps are a group that makes some fine jazz covers of songs. I first learned of this band based in Fayetteville, Arkansas (yes- University of Arkansas Razorback country!) once when I was listening to KTSU 90.9 FM here in Houston, a radio channel that mostly plays traditional jazz. I once heard certain songs I remember from gaming. Remembering some of the different melodies, I hopped onto YouTube to see if I could recall hearing certain songs again. I later learned of The OneUps. Ever since, I admired this group for their amazing jazzy music. One of the first songs of theirs I could remember was their jazzy rendition of Green Hill Zone from the very first Sonic the Hedgehog. Their music is diverse and covers a vast variety of different games. For instance, they have done jazz renditions of certain songs from games like Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda series, the MegaMan series, Chrono Trigger, and even Metal Gear Solid among other different video games and computer games. Some of their tracks date back to about the mid-2000s. So they've been doing this for quite some time and still deliver some fine tracks. Many of the songs they've done are true to the original songs. Some others have the familiar melody, but are done in a different way or maybe in a different key than the original song.

The OneUps consist of: Anthony Lofton (Keys, Tenor Saxophone), Tim Yarbrough (Electric Guitar), William Reyes (Electric Nylon String Guitar, Electric Guitar), Mustin (Bass, Piano), and Jared Dunn (Drums, Synthesizers). This group has been around since the mid-2000s, meaning they've been performing for at least 15 years. They are under the label of Mustin Enterprises.




The OneUps: Music


Here is your chance to listen to some of their music. This will give you an idea of the amazing music they've put together. You don't have to know what the original song sounds like to know the jazz rendition The OneUps came up with. So those of you who may not know about video game music or certain classic themes may be hearing some of these songs for the first time. Having said all of this, let me share with you their wonderful jazz music.

Remember- if you can't view embedded media or if you want to listen to these songs on YouTube, click on the link below the embedded media. If no embedded media is provided, just click on the link to view on YouTube.


Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog).


^ "The OneUps - Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone"


Mystic Cave Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2).


^ The OneUps - Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Mystic Cave Zone


AirMan (MegaMan 2).


^ The OneUps - Mega Man 2 - Air Man


The OneUps: Album Sample.

From their Bandcamp page, here is a sample of their music in one widget. Have a listen:




How do you like The OneUps after hearing these songs?




The OneUps: Final Thoughts


You may hear a bunch of covers of songs from games, many of which are mostly rock covers of some kind. To hear jazzy renditions from a group like The OneUps is unique. This is really a group that loves video games and computer games that they made jazz renditions of various songs. Not only make jazz renditions, but make some exceptional songs.


For More Information:

You can learn more about The OneUps and purchase their music by going to their Bandcamp page: The OneUps on Bandcamp. More links...

The OneUps on Facebook
The OneUps on Twitter
The OneUps on YouTube

I hope you enjoyed this blog post.





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Losing Interest

Losing interest in things you love can be damaging. A loss of interest can stem from not being satisfied with something or even being depressed or simply uninterested. Things that help you enjoy life can mean nothing without interest. Imagine being a guitarist and lose interest in making/playing songs. Imagine being a chef or a cook and not enjoying making food and drinks. Even imagine being a writer or a blogger and lose interest in posting. Things that bring you joy and clear your mind can do harm to you when you lose interest in doing certain things. There will be points in our lives when we somehow don't enjoy life as much even with things to help us relax and have fun. Seeing things in life that don't go as well will have you thinking, "what do I have to do to prevent from going absolutely crazy?" Enter Desperation Mode!

If there is something you love doing and love taking part in, try as hard as possible to not let external influences hamper the amount of enjoyment you get performing certain hobbies. Everyone will go through down times. Just look at my blogging. I still enjoy posting blog entries, but there were times where I didn't know what to type about or felt encouraged enough to post a blog entry on something. External influences for me? Well, I've had interests in many other things in making creative works outside of blogging. I keep myself occupied regardless. I have recently been trying to become better accustomed to making 3D objects. So I have been using and learning SketchUp. The intent is to provide material for download and/or sale. No matter what interests I have or whatever creative interests I have, I remain interested and intrigued in all that I do. If I feel like there is nothing to do or nothing to enjoy, I am just letting life pass me by.

It is okay to lose interest in things. What you don't want is to lose too much interest in things to where you feel you are unable to enjoy life and unable to de-stress your mind. Such hobbies help you to feel better and enrich your mind. If you want to keep going strong and keep a positive mindset, try not to lose too much interest in things you love.





This has been another attempt for me to offer some positive material to a negative cyberspace. I hope you enjoyed my latest effort. Feel free to share my post(s) with others if you find my material helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Rediscovering Blender

@Blender3D is powerful. #b3D offers a powerful suite to make media of many kinds, ranging from 3D modeling to gaming and animations. After 15-20 years of trying, I recently made my first 3D model of any kind from start to finish with Blender. I have a long ways to go to be fully confident in my 3D work. Being on TurboSquid, I realize just what I have to do to make myself viable in such a deep and diversified talent pool in making 3D items. The name of this blog post is "Rediscovering Blender." The reason why is because I once used Blender to try to learn 3D as well as try to make items with Blender. Unfortunately, I never successfully made anything from start to finish with Blender until recently. Now that I built my first true 3D model, it has given me an idea of what is possible if I were to create more products for TurboSquid. I want to make more items because I want to further build up my portfolio of material for various media outlets.

I will NOT be offering this item online, but here is a look at my first-ever true 3D model that I've created as well as my first-ever true 3D scene:

my first 3D model
^ This trophy I made serves as the first-ever true 3D model I created from start to finish. This model was made completely from polygons. No voxels or conversions were used in the creation of this model.

If you are a regular blog reader of mine and wonder why I have been rather quiet blogging lately, there is one such reason. Part of my less active blogging has been as a result of trying to make other material outside of blogging. That includes me learning Blender and the different nuances to try to make material through I have been busy trying to find certain things to make in order to build up items for my TurboSquid products. I have also been busy trying to learn Blender and how to make certain things. Remember that I do more than just blog posts. I try to make myself a blogger as well as a one-man studio of all kinds of media material. I am no one-trick pony, nor do I try to be.

And what about my TurboSquid products? Here is my first TurboSquid product you can access:

my first TurboSquid product
^ (click to access product) This is my first TurboSquid product, released on March 3, 2016. To learn more of products I offer on TurboSquid, follow "John's Creative Space" or find my TurboSquid products under my handle, "JohnMarineDesigns" on TurboSquid.

This post could easily be on "John's Creative Space," but I am using my main blog to discuss my Blender work and ambitions as I rediscover Blender.






Rediscovering Blender


To learn more about Blender 3D, please visit www.blender.org.

Blender offers a free and open-source program to make all kinds of material. The only limitation is your imagination. It can be tough trying to turn a vision into reality through the means of Blender. In these situations, it is best you look for resources online as well as online videos on how to use Blender.

A long time ago here on "John's Blog Space," I mentioned my past ambitions to use Blender. Those ambitions involved making race tracks. I never made a single race track since announcing those ambitions. On top of that, I was not at all experienced in trying to make a simple course. I also lacked the confidence to even try making something. A lack of skill and confidence leads to a long time of putting aside something until finally able to make something. To this end, I had to generate enough confidence to create something.

I had used Blender a number of times in the past. Recently, though, I had to re-learn how to do a lot of things in Blender to better be able to make material I want to make through the program. Because I had to re-learn some of the many things I learned using Blender previously, I had to slow down some of my past visions of working with Blender and not consider making anything until I felt confident enough to actually envision and make them to the best of my ability. I honestly consider a number of different projects I want to take on. How to actually execute these in a given setting is the real key in all of my work. To be honest, I still am trying to learn a few things as well as how to actually execute them through Blender. My visions remain just visions until I actually and properly convert them from visions in my mind to actual creations on my computer. That, in itself, is as much a challenge as actually trying to create something.

Despite my lack of skill, I am slowly coming around to being more confident in creating material through Blender and hopefully as assets for media projects or products for people to consume for various gaming and media works. Starting slow and improving my skills will ultimately lead to me making more quality material through the means of Blender. I actually feel it is possible to eventually create material I can be proud of to distribute online and use in projects. So my rediscovering of Blender is both a process of re-learning various things while also trying to apply those methods to my work. It is an ongoing process- just like living life.




Can You Expect Anything From Me?


What can you expect from me and my work?


Expectations on 3D and Blender?

Because my level of experience and skill are very limited, I may exclusively work with low-polygon material. That makes my work suitable for things like games and some media projects. Low polygon material usually makes for quick material to produce. Just because something is low in polygons doesn't mean it has to be boring, however. If you are going to expect me to make a lifelike re-creation of the McLaren P1 (for example), look elsewhere. I don't have the skill or the patience to make incredibly lifelike and realistic models. I will, though, try to make a variety of models that I think will interest you greatly.

What I want to do is offer items that are ready-made for animation and/or rigging. I do want to offer some base items to get people going, but I ultimately want to make my material completely ready to go and warranting of a decent asking price. I almost literally lose sleep at night trying to envision what kinds of items I want to create. As I try to learn how to model in Blender and learn various techniques, I want to make my presence felt with a variety of items. I am not usually satisfied until I feel I've done everything possible to make something as best as possible.

In addition to making models, I also want to utilize my 3D creations in videos. I haven't yet excelled in this department. I will reach these levels in due time.


Expectations on TurboSquid?

TurboSquid features all kinds of material from many people of many talent levels. Higher quality material is often very heralded on there. After all- there are people who seek professional-quality work for games and media. Sometimes, the hobbyist level models of so-so quality get slighted in favor of more incredible work by others. Any products I do offer will be offered at reasonable prices (even if free) based on the level of detail and how proud I am to model certain items the way I do. I want to offer my work to others while also profiting from my work.

People have contacted me wondering if they can use my work in their media projects. What I want to do is offer a proper sort of outlet for people to use and utilize my work. I chose to work with offering my material on TurboSquid to meet these needs. I may consider other outlets, but I am mostly sure of my work being most visible and most profitable on TurboSquid. So just look for "JohnMarineDesigns" to see my work. Or alternatively, search "JohnMarineDesigns" on TurboSquid.


Other than that, I want to thank all of you for your continued support. Let's work together and make magic happen.





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