Okay, this time, for real!

Okay, so… uhm. Hello again?

I sort of… forgot about this place. It’s been a while. I assume any and all parties interested what happened over that span of time have either unfollowed or just forgot about this place. I think everyone who’d read this blog nowadays follows me on my Twitter, where most of the action happens regarding myself.

A lot has changed over that 7-month period, like getting a new home! This place is certainly better, cozier, and far better maintained than the older place. There was a flood, because of some drain being clogged, but otherwise this place is doing okay. I’m also in senior year now, which means next year I’ll finally be on my own! Pretty exited about that. What else… I got a tablet (Surface Pro 3, not ideal for drawing, sadly) for schoolwork, a mini-TV for a personal console setup so I can play Splatoon in the security of my own room, and… well, have done some more self-discovery, really. Nothing else super-duper-important.

Other than that, I’m becoming aware of my whole situation as a whole. I’m suffering from depression, anxiety, and a plethora of minor social conditions that were created from how I was raised by my crazy parents. Most of this is on Twitter, and I’m more than happy to talk about it there (and I have many times). I just don’t have the energy to go over it again here… but things are looking a lot more depressing than I thought. I’ll be okay, though, so don’t you worry.

In other news, my YouTube Channel has come to a stop for now. Librus In Thaumcraft came to a disappointing end where the content wasn’t just that interesting. I’ll try again in the future with other games, but for now, you can watch the rest of the videos in case you missed those dull hours of me talking in a dull, monotone voice for long periods of time. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

I’m focusing on drawing and writing more now. While depression, schoolwork, and a unpleasant home situation make this difficult, I’m doing what I can whenever I can. I’ve developed written languages for all the races I’ve designed, as well as thickened out many concepts. I’m actually working on a much better database tab right now, as well as a better title than before. Current plan is Empire Among The Stars, but we’ll see where this goes. I’ve been reading a fare share of sci-fi books where I can to figure out plans and whatnot, but I don’t plan for writing to be my primary focus anymore. More illustration/drawing stuff, with [INSERT ADJECTIVE HERE] writing on the side. With college coming up, I hopefully can put a ton more effort into getting good at this stuff, and making the world happier! So… yeah, looking forward to that!

… WordPress has really changed since I was last here. A lot of regulars have gone AWOL too, which makes me sad, but I shouldn’t dwell on that right now. I’ll figure out this new layout and make it so tons of people will want to read stuff here! Yeah!

I plan to do a imperial butt-ton of posts in the future, to hone my writing skills once more, as well as post drawings on “THE WALL” when I figure out a good way to organize it all. But good times are coming, so feel free to check up on this place regularly again!

To make up for my absence, have some drawings I’ve done over the months.


Ooh, a mysterious image. What are these strange symbols, and what does it all mean?


A strange forge, where waterfalls of a mysterious molten alloy flow endlessly…

For the Empire!

Not related to the story I’m featuring here, this ship belongs to a technological Mars-Based empire that currently dwells mostly on a dying internet forum…

"I found a new prime number!"

This was a fanart piece I did for that Cobalt game! It’s coming out soon, actually. I know, talk about a long wait period, right?

That’s all for now, folks. See you soon!

We’re Back (again, again)!

[Watch out! It gets personal up ahead!]

Oh, good heavens, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? A very long time.

Much has happened over my absence. I’ve… changed, to say the least. For the better, of course, but it’s been a bumpy ride. No, more like trying to pilot a luxury convertible through a desert. It works, it’s just maybe not the best traversing method. It’s rough, it’s boring, and you really could use some help getting this along. Maybe you think if you didn’t start this trip, you’d be better off. That’s what it’s been like.

Firstly, for those regulars who don’t check up on my Twitter (which you should, by the way), I found out I have depression. I’ve had it for quite some time, but this official diagnosis explains many things that went wrong in my earlier years. It’s off-and-on, so it’s like some kind of predatory animal. Strikes when you least expect it, and can /really/ ruin your day. Oh, and I’ve had my fare share of people who “don’t understand” or “can’t comprehend” and such. My folks have been… well, not supportive, but it’s more in the realm of not really wanting to get involved personally. And I can see why, with them neck-deep in a life of their own.  I suppose it’s nearing a good time we split ways for a while.

Thankfully, I’ve had help when the bad feelings get really nasty. Self-abuse isn’t fun, let me tell you. But sometimes your mind and body don’t agree, and they try to separate themselves. Me, being the squeamish little weakling I am, couldn’t dare bring a weapon to himself, so it usually ends up being really bad, emotional self-abuse. But this guy, this guy, this guy/girl and even this guy have helped me through some of the worst. Of course, seeking help from internet friends hasn’t really been a good point with my father (“They’re just on a screen!”), so I’ve had more one-on-one talks online. But hear this: there is someone on the other side of that screen. They’re friends, and they can, for those without much of a family to talk to, can be the family you’ve always needed. Just a little less conventional than a “normal” family. These guys have been very helpful, and I once again thank them all.

Now, there’s also been a few people out there that I’ve really wounded with my antics. I never really understood other people, living a isolated life and all, so sometimes I make things worse while only trying to help. Others, I end up really upsetting with my emotional self-hatred, and there’s even a few who just keep clear of me because of a bad moment. I’d rather not bring this up again, but I needed to also let this out here. I’ve messed up pretty hard back there.

But in the end of this emotional turmoil, it comes out okay. It’s still sort of going on (it probably will for a while, me being the cause of another event or not), but I’ve learned a lot thanks to the chaps I’ve mentioned earlier. I’ve really done some things without meaning to, but I will learn and not make these mistakes again.

Now, being the new year and all, this is one of my many resolutions! Together! We can build a better Librus!

Despite the tragedy that was last year, I’ve got some good news for you! Firstly, I plan to keep this place up and running now, because… this fellow whom I look up to very much has inspired me to start writing again. He’s also given me some tips, which I’ve gladly taken note of.

I plan to write a bunch of short stories first, to get accustomed to this whole universe of mine I’ve made. Oh, the main plot will be coming, but you’re going to have quite a lot of appetizers, first. I’ve deleted the first two bits, because I’m thinking of reworking a few bits as well. So stay tuned! The appendix will need some tinkering too, I believe.

Second, I’ve got a official ask.fm account, so you’re questions now can be answered, any time! Be sure to come on by!

Third, I’ve been around quite a bit over the last year. I’ve managed to get here, here, here, here and, most importantly, here! So if you have some spare time, be sure to check them all! You won’t regret it… or maybe you will. I can’t predict people’s actions. People are weird.

I plan to also take on some animation in the distant future. I’m learning on my own right now, but classes may not be out of the question in a few years. I have a few ideas, so stay tuned! I’m also getting practice in as a concept artist and designer for a few things, but that’s more of a goal to obtain in or after college. I guess we’ll find out how that goes in a few years.

In terms of the living situation, we’re still stuck with the Post Bros. We have a few plans how to get out, but the current debacle is where. There’s a few apartments up for grabs that look nice, so stay tuned on Twitter for real-time reports on the house hunt! … Or apartment… hunt. Not sure of a clever title for that one.

Also, those iconic pictures that make The MechaPress will return next time! Photoshop is acting funky, and it’s going to take quite the effort to convince pop to fix my computer again, after he broke it last time…

So that’s what I’ve been up to! Building a better me, and a better media influence! … Is that what this is called? I don’t know.

So stay tuned, as more antics are to come!

The Move-

Well, I’m back! Again. Crikey, I need to get back into this website. I mean, look at the state of this place! The place is falling apart, and reeks of decay and must… Heck, even the curtains are falling apart. I could see that some of you fellows, despite things looking bleak, have still had hope in this little domain and have visited every now and then, and thanks for that! (Trif, our local MechaPress Marathoner, thank you especially!)

So, of course, what have I been up to in these past few months? Mostly summertime shenanigan-ing. Mostly I’ve been trying to get some recognition on the Cobalt Forums. (You know, that game I mentioned really long ago, around the time I broke my wrist?) And things have been going… not so swimmingly well. Not to say that I’m doing bad! It’s just that things are not as awesome as they could, or even should be. And I know at least ONE of you is going to be all like “Why even bother promoting yourself on a pointless website to do nothing but inflate your ego?”, and to that I must say: I really don’t know. But I’ve got a talent, and the internet is the best way to show it off! If you’ve got it, flaunt it! (Except some obvious exceptions. You can be as proud as you want, but nobody wants to see your intestinal disease.)

Also, as I stated before, we moved! My folks are now living separately (for… *ahem* quite well-known reasons). So now pop lives inside a rather old apartment complex that’s rather cozy and authentic with it’s gnarled wooden planks lining the floors and walls, while mom lives in a more modern apartment that features the most amazing showers you have ever seen. They have, like, fifteen different spray modes, from mist to rain to even controlled bursts of water. But anyway, most of my summer was performing this:

New art style? New art style. NEW ART STYLE! (Now with 76% more manga-like! How about that for a make-up gift, ey?)

Now, being in an apartment, you’d think we’d have an elevator. And we do! But the apartment is REALLY old, and had just been renovated, so the elevator was this tiny little box, with one of those cross-shaped grate things that you have to push away manually. That plus it’s small size doesn’t make it ideal for moving large boxes to and fro, making the large flight of stars the only option.
Oh, and did I mention we didn’t use a moving van this time? No, instead mom decided to hire some “professional movers” *COUGH* that would haul all our stuff to the apartment instead. And at first glimpse, they seemed pretty qualified. They were nice, lively, and quite… well, buff. Like, WWE-level buff.

This is for you, Trif. I tried my best.

But of course, the movers were clearly upset due to the lack of elevator. So they took it out on us by “accidentally” putting some of our stuff in the storage facility we bought to put our really old stuff, like my great-grandmother’s sleigh. So we had to go there to pick some stuff up, but that’s another adventure, for another blog post.

So anyway, we managed to gather all our stuff into the house, which was a mess at the time. And “mess” is a very generous understatement. I like cluttered spaces, but I like organized clutter. So all these boxes had my neat-habit acting up, which made things insufferable. At least, well for me. Mom (who, if you didn’t figure it out, got “custody” of me), on the other hand, didn’t really seem to notice. So it was mostly me organizing, unboxing, and taking out the boxes into the recycling out back. Oh, had a garbage disposal? Nope.

This, of course, brings me to the lady who sold us the apartment. And she was about as “stereotypical cheerleader/hip girl” as it gets here in America.  If she didn’t also sell apartments for the “no-pets” branch of the apartments as well, she’d probably have a rat-dog in that pink purse of hers. She had the works: sunglasses, cell phone with cheerful ringtone, brightly colored dress, high-pitched voice and, of course, a practically visible aura of perfume around her. Heck, I swear she used one of those *shudder* tanning booths.

You are beyond help if you do this to yourself. Guys too, no matter how strange that may seem.

I have little clue and care for what her name was, but let’s just call her… Tiffany.  That’s a good “perky girl” name, right? No offense, potential viewers that may also be named Tiffany, I just needed an upbeat, popular-sounding name.

Anyway, this Tiffany was in charge of selling us this apartment. We went through all sorts of apartments (including an awesome one with a huge elevator, 50-something-th floor, great view, pool, and all sorts of awesome shit that turned out to be infested with roaches), so we were kind of desperate as the Russian family was moving into our (old) house in the next three days. So we were in a bit of a hurry. Tiffany told us about all these amazing features of our “new, wonderful home”, right? She told us that we could use any services of the other buildings, had a garbage disposal, really great repair team, the works. We were elated that such a rather old place offered such great services and accommodations, so we jumped and bought that sucker like it was a purple rubber octopus for sale.

So a few days later, after those beefy guys haul all our stuff in, and I painfully haul in the smaller (yet probably heavier) stuff, we start to figure out that Tiffany was downright bullshitting us. No garbage disposal, we needed a “membership card” to even get into any other buildings, and the repair team, while nice, didn’t really know where to put the stuff they were setting up (which is why I have a wall unit A/C inside one of my windows, and not on the wall). So of course, we call the manager to let them know Tiffany had NO CLUE what she was talking about, but guess who the new manager was…


That’s right: Tiffany.

Holy. Crab. Cupcakes.

So apparently the old manager, an equally daft, but far more aware of her daftness girl like Tiffany had been fired after an unpleasant run-in with a client she had some secrets about. So Tiffany, who somehow was next in line, got the big desk job. I have no clue how a girl like her got in charge, but looking at the idiots who in charge of things like congress, I can’t say I’m surprised. America, everyone!

So she had no clue what we were talking about. So we kind of ran into a snag. And we still are. Hopefully they fire Tiffany and hire someone with a brain that isn’t fried by artificial tanning. Seriously. I swear that stuff causes tumors or something.

So with our new home… well, not living up to it’s expectations, we simply rolled with the punches and managed to settle in anyway. And it’s pretty okay. I mean, I have to take the garbage out twice a day, and I have to deal with the neighbors who are literally a wall away…


My room is already done being set up, so I may fulfill a certain good luck spirit I know* and post some picture of my lair here soon!

In terms of new furniture, we went to quite possibly my favorite store in the world: IKEA (Thank you, various northern European Countries!). I love the smell of wood and cardboard. And who would’ve guessed, but I got a new bed, fluffy mattress and all during my time there! Most of the stuff we bought were shelves, as mom is one hell of a hoarder as you may remember. And we have a stash of books so large that would make Patch- I, er, I mean, a rather avid librarian rather happy to see. So it was also my duty to, when we returned home (and hauled more heavy boxes upstairs) was to assemble the shelves, while dad visited to take care of the bed. It was rather easy, sort of like LEGO for carpenters. Just a lot of strain on my already thrown-out back!

Dad’s apartment is a completely different ordeal. I don’t live there most of the time (every second weekend I visit), and Dad got a pretty good setup. I spend most of my time there either eating, hiding in my sky-bed lair he built for me, or watching TCM with him on his new television. It has a 3-D movie mode! There’s no hilarious story with Dad’s place, so let’s just move on with my real Mecha-Cave.

So we now are at present day. I’m changing schools from FCS to Crefeild High, a school tailored more to dropouts people with creative minds who aren’t really good at more sturdy concepts like math (maths for your Europeans),  foreign language (I know I should, it’s just so hard!) and such. So I’ve got a change in education coming up, which is cool.

I’ve also been pressing out videos while away, you can check them out on MechaPress’s official YouTube channel! I’m also still trying to show my talents on the Cobalt Forums, you can find my amazing work here, here and here! So I have been busy with stuff over my summer! I also plan to update the Database (again…) with some pictures (or picture placeholders), so you can be sure to have your pants blown off with that!

So that’s about it! … I kind of forgot how to a clever final word in my absence though, so I’ll just leave it ending a bit awkwardly right here…


*Trif. The spirit in question is Trif, or rather, how I draw him, her or it. Just so you outsiders know! I’ve changed a bit since we last met…

Welcome Back!

Yes, Hello everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I know I posted that cryptic .gif a while ago, and I left many of you confused for quite a while.

First off, let me do what I usually do and tell you what happened over those few months. Ever since I got my new laptop, things (obviously) started to go a bit badly with schooling. My folks figured to turn me somewhere else, and we found a place that’s quite nice! We have to move, because the old place is too expensive to keep clean anymore, and it’s quite far from my new school (which I will start attending next school year). Pop already moved to an apartment that’s quite old (where I’m typing this now), while Mom has been, somehow, taking care of moving her 20-something tons of luggage. I’ll write a full post on the whole mess later, but for now, let’s keep going.

The school year ended for me, finally, with some rather intense final exams. I’m starting to work on summer projects, which means more activity here, yay!

This brings me to what I have here to show you: A new video!

Yes, I’ve started to finally put things on our YouTube channel! This is just episode one of the eight I managed to record. It’s a tedious process, making them all, but in the end, it’s worth it. As for the content of said videos, it’s my adventures in the amazing Minecraft Mod Thaumcraft, which you’ll see what it’s all about soon. I plan to post the videos here as well as on MP’s TY channel.

So there you go, everyone! MechaPress is BACK!

The Polar Vortex-



It is a time…

A time of Chaos…


A time of Desolation…


And a time of Uncertainty…


Brother, pitted against Brother…

Children, um, having children…!

But then, from the right side of your screen…


Came a Man…


A man…

With a Steel Rectangle…



This beauty is my new  MSI laptop, which is higher-ended than my old desktop! I’m not too keen on the specs anymore (I was, but I seem to have forgotten now…) I know this bad boy can run quite smoothly, and keep my lap quite warm during the cold season!

Which brings me to my next topic… The Polar Vortex.

It’s been a while since I was last here, (Christmas eve, actually, if you have forgotten) and things have been going normally, save the sudden stream of cold winds and snow that slammed us in the U.S.A. quite hard. It’s hard to believe the world used to normally be like this, if it’s not a little bit worrying about that whole climate change thing… Anyhow, we got quite hammered by blizzards here at home. School was cancelled almost instantly, and every time it looked like the snow let up and school was back in session, we’d get pounded again with the furious hail of frozen rain and snow.

However, living in some pine woodlands does have it’s downsides. During a particularly bad ice storm, many of the tree’s branches froze over and broke, littering the yard with sticks, and eventually landing on our power lines, snapping them in two. Mom was out of town at the time, on “business” (don’t ask me to elaborate, ask her please), so it was just me and Dad in the cold.


Forced out of our homes due to the terrible chill that came with the heater offline, we went to a restaurant to recollect our thoughts. After having some simple pastries, we managed to settle It out that I would stay at Leon’s home, as he had electricity (but no internet), while my dad would overtime at work. So, getting a laptop just before this crisis came quite in handy! This cycle of running over to his house while my dad did his normal routine stuck for the next few days, as PECO was up to their helmets in repair orders.

Also, since Leon had no internet, I kept him “sane” (so he says) during those few days. He says there’s a reward for this in order, but I have yet to see it.

Soon afterwards, our power was finally restored and we managed to re-adjust to living a normal lifestyle again. More storms did come, but none of them took out the power like last time, thankfully.

Other than that, everything is pretty normal over here! I did go see The LEGO Movie, which was incredible and full of clever inside jokes. If you haven’t set your eyes on it, do it soon! You won’t regret it, I swear! (Also, bring your kids if you can, there’s plenty of ads in there before the film that are just so stupid to watch when you’re over age 10.)

I’m also getting some work done with Flash, and I plan to upload and share a few of my works here when I get the time! Yes, that Videos tab is finally going to get some content of it’s own! Whoo!

There really isn’t much left to say for today. I suppose something hilarious will happen soon enough, but right now school is getting in the way of things and making everything boring as hell. More content soon, hopefully, so stay tuned forever, because this is the Internet!