And the losers are …

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So here we are, and unsurprisingly I did not get a green card.

I’m also gonna clear up a few things, namely that not ALL countries have a percentage of about 2%, it varies depending on the country. Some countries are not even allowed to participate, but mine (France) had about less than 2% of people being selected for the second stage of the green card obtention.

Also, getting selected doesn’t mean that you get a green card ! You have then to translate a bunch of documents and send it to the proper branch of government, before passing an interview and physical test. You can still get denied at that stage, which I guess is even more heartbreaking.

So not much to say here, besides don’t rely on this method to secure a green card, it’s definitely not the way to go, but it can also be a good way to get in if you can’t qualify for any other legal method. I guess I’ll try again in a few months and hope 2020 is my year !

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I’m back !

Back in California

Short announcement, I’m finally back again in California, after 2 months spent in France. I was supposed to go in March in Melbourne but we had to postpone it, the visa is still valid for a year so I’m not too worried about that.

I was sweating bullets at the idea of coming back because unlike Europe and the Schengen zone, America’s a bit vague about how long you have to wait after a visit. And my boyfriend bought my return ticket somehow exactly 90 days after my entry, so when the agent at customs asked how long I was staying, he looked pretty suspicious! Asked me if I was traveling alone, if I had family here, etc… I’m pretty sure he had the 90 days fiancés intro playing in his head. But anyway here I am and I can pick up drawing again !

Here’s some pictures of my new notebook who’s starting to look more like a travel journal than anything else.

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Those YouTube trends will be the end of me

All those unecessary trends

Am I the only one annoyed by it ? Not necessarily the “trend” in itself, because be creative if you want to and make christmas trees out of your brows ! But clickbait websites picking up the video and pretending it’s now a huge thing that everyone is doing. Tree brows, feather brows, halo brows … It’s just for views and it’s working.

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How I do basic math in my head

Doing basic math in your head

Tell me I’m not the only one struggling with that kind of things ! Ok I may be exaggerating a bit, plus in stores I simply round everything up to make it easier.

I’m trying my hand at making very fast comics on the fly by doing them free-hand. On the plus side they’re super easy to make but they’re also kind of wonky and with pacing mistakes.
What’s your take on it ? Do you prefer the digital longer comics or those small hand-drawn ones ?

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The baguette chooses the wizard

In France it's called a baguette !

 

A small comic I drew recently about the magic of sharing your language with your american SO.

Baguette is actually the shortening of Baguette de pain (Bread baguette) that’s why there’s lots of other items called baguettes based on their shape : a magic wand, a conductor’s wand or even drumsticks.

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