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New technologies such as the e-book and e-reader may give independent bookstores a lifeline in the digital age, and an edge in competing with large chains.

The rumors have been around for a while and the full impact might take some more time.
200 bookstores closing down also affects the publishers. The result is dismissals not only at Borders. Several publishers had to dismiss employees. What it means for artists and licensed parties worldwide might become pretty bad as well.
I cross my fingers for all who are directly involved.


and it can be pretty amusing.

I read this one book that was all about studying art and beginning with your own choices, and the first rule in the book.

"Start copying."
"Nobody is born with a style or a voice. We don't come out of the womb knowing who we are. In the beginning, we learn by pretending to be our heroes. We learn by copying."

"We're talking about practice here, not plagiarism-- plagiarism is trying to pass someone else's work as your own. copying is about diverse-engineering. It's like a mechanic taking apart a car to see how it works."

Now I know I haven't been getting much of the whole
"Your style looks TOO MUCH LIKE LUPIS"
"You stole someone's style"

But I figure this is important. I just want to finish the statement once and for all, and I'm 100% lupisvulpes 
does too. (sorry for mentioning you but I'd really appreciate you to hear this Emily.) :'U

"Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself."

And I believe that isn't the best quote to cope with,
but a lot of Lupis fans feel the same way. They're just trying to be like their hero. (Idol.) 

Stealing is one thing but Copying is different.

Nothing is really wrong with copying a style, as long as it's based upon inspiration.

I'm done for now, so...Yea.

If you comment, it's most likely going to be hidden because I don't need a debate, it's 2:36 in the morning and I'm too tired for that shit.

Sunday at the Bookstore

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 21, 2012, 9:26 AM
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Sunday morning at our local Barnes and Noble bookstore enjoying a cup of Verona coffee from the Starbucks cafe, listening to the group of retired men sitting behind me talk politics and sports. I am forever amazed at how strong the opinions get within certain groups. Wouldn't it be nice if one view really was the right view? If one size really did fit all? I know that there are no easy answers and that not every situation has the same answer. I do not believe that this is the forum to espouse those beliefs, although if it comes through in the form of an individuals art that is something else. 

I brought my camera with me today with the hopes that I could get out and take some shots at the local parks or even downtown, but when I got here the sky was very overcast and the light was terrible. Of course now the sun has come out and it's starting to look like a beautiful day. Maybe this afternoon I can get some autumn shots. This time of year is so wonderful in terms of light, not to mention the color. I remember when I was young and my father would disappear for entire days when we lived in the San Juan mountains in Colorado. He seldom had any of his film developed so we didn't see much of what he did. I am sure that at the time of his passing there must have been a huge stash of film canisters that he left behind. Unfortunately his photo's and his cameras could not be found. 

Since I have been out of work I thought that I could get the house put back in shape, have everything done and looking good. So either I am moving really slow or it is a lot bigger job than I envisioned, but there is still so much to do. The library is almost done though, and so many of the paintings and drawings and prints have been gone through, but many are still in boxes. I have decided that many of these need to be shared here and plan on getting some photo's of them soon. Keep an eye out. 

I want to keep with the feature theme that I started last week with autumn colors. Please, if you see anything that you like here, visit the artist and let them know that you like what they do. It is a good way to lift spirits and keep the community strong.

Riding Through The Rain by sumangal16

Light In Empty Heart by Astranat

Between by tpakkila

It's Fall - leaf on the ground by uncloned

peaceful place by rockmylife

nobody in my autumn by AripiDePlumb

Yaprak.. by ipek00709

And Summer fades to Autumn by eschlehahn

Autumn, step by step by anna-earwen

Flamy Leaf by spoukideria

Season colours by Vampirbiene

LIfe and Death by freeskifreeride

Shameless Self-Promotion

Autumn Returns by coffeenoir

Maroon Leaf by coffeenoir

Last Dogwood Leaves by coffeenoir

Sunlit Leaves by coffeenoir

Signs of Autumn by coffeenoir

Caught on the Rocks by coffeenoir

5 Leaves by coffeenoir

Transition by coffeenoir

CSS made by TwiggyTeeluck

I shouldn't be allowed at a bookstore XD

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 15, 2014, 6:26 PM
My mom took pity on me since I've been sick. I started feeling better but was sooo sick of staying in the house.
During the time I was sick, I went through some of my old books. I wanted to donate a TON of them, so she said we could drop them off at the library. I begged to go since it would only take like 5 minutes and I've been bored to death laying around so much. I know I need the rest but still.

Well... They were having a book sale. AKA we walked into a time warp and 5 minutes turned into 2.5 hours. (Have you guys ever done this in a store? This happens to me so often x.x)
We got 18 books for only $28!

Now I won't be bored during my sickness relapse LOL (I'm feelin' it OTL)

But in truth, that was totally and completely worth it, I had so much fun  :D

  • Mood: Neutral
I went to the bookshop last week and finally bought ink pen set and new sketchbook..

which I decorated immediately, haha. Downton feels! :iconasdfghbeeplz:

Sneak a peek of Aramis; first sketch I drew that book. I love BBC's The Musketeers so much.

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Did I Make The Most of Loving You? - Downton Abbey
  • Reading: Dan Brown- Inferno
  • Drinking: Tea

Bookstore Stalking

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 5:30 PM

College classes are pretty boring... :iconheaddeskplz: While we're on a vacant schedule, I decided to go to the nearby mall and read some books... Hohoh... I've even found some others very interesting especially a magazine where Adventure Time is being featured!! YATTA!!!! :iconkermityayplz:………

A novel that kinda stunned me... xDDDD…

And a flour sack that really distracts me while walking into the bakery... (TRIFORCE FTW!!  :iconlawooplz: But the wisdom and courage have switched places though... ^^;)…

Hahah... So funny moments I've felt in the first day of school.... :rofl:


I'm going to put a new traditional commission coz many of you wants to have a papercraft commission from me... It will be planned to open on Monday... Once my card and Paypal account is done!! (It doesn't work at my first attempt though ^^;)

Here's the planned price and samples for commission:

Chibi - 1$ each + shipping price

THIS... by PepperMoonFlakes
Half-body - 1.50$ each + shipping price
Full-Body - 3$ each + shipping price

Additional Item papercuts- 0.75 cents

(This option is still in a tentative offer)



Graphics and CSS by Metterschlingel | Want your own?…
  • Listening to: 12:51 - Krissy and Erica
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: My Finn hat (forever... xDD)
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee
YESSSSSSSSANDIGOTBOOKS ((imma geek/nerd ik pffffpt

And I saw t-shirts
one of em was my fave
actually some of em
one had rocket raccoon plus guardians of the galaxy 
but the one i liked the most
was the LoZ shirt ((Legend of Zelda yes))
It has Link on it and says "come at me bro" 
I was like
"YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS" and also I got my fave book.
I swear I just wanted to buy all of the books i wanted.
I'm such a weirdo >XD
(Alex is at a book store, looking at several manga novels. He catches the attention of a nearby reader...)

Let's see... what's a good read? "Magician Academy Diaries"? No, read that entire series. "Pirates Revenge"? No, read that. Hmm...

If you're looking for something new, they just came out with the third volume of "Venom Castle". It's very good if you don't mind a little dark humor.

Huh. This does seem cool. Wow! And it's by my favorite author. You know what? Thanks for the recommendation. I'm gonna take this!

Oh! You're quite welcome, Mister... uh...

Alex. Alex Aires.

Charmed, really. My name's Pepper. I live nearby, so I'm here quite often.

Oh! Well, I'm here quite frequently too.

(Alex and Pepper shake hands.)

{PEPPER (Thinking in her head)}
He actually touched me... a totally cute guy TOUCHED MY HAND!

Are you okay? Your mouth looks like you're gonna throw up.

Hey, there you are! What took you so long, X?

I made a new friend while I was at the book store! She helped me pick out this awesome new manga!

A new friend? Good for you! Is she cool?

She seems cool to me. We actually talked for a small bit. She seemed a little ill, though.


Ill how?

Well, I noticed she was shaky, and she really seemed nervous.

(Amber and Tamara share a giggling glance.)

Think she might've had the flu?

Certainly sounds like she had a bug.

Uh-oh! I better see a doctor!

Just make sure it's not Doctor Love.

(Amber and Tamara keep giggling.)

Wait, what are you saying- Ooohhh! Wait, uh-oh...

(A few days later)

Pepper! Hey, there you are...

Oh, hi Alex! I guess I should've expected you back here sooner or later.

Yeah... Uhm, listen... I think we got off on the wrong foot. See, I didn't mean to make you think I was flirting with you.

You were flirting?

What? No! See, I have a girlfriend already, and I don't want her to think there's competition.

You think I'm competition?

Uh... shoot, how do I go about this? Oh! I would like to be friends, but I'm NOT ROMANTICALLY INTERESTED in you.


(Pepper grabs Alex in a hug.)


There you are, Alex! Where have you been?

Amber and I were trying to let Pepper know I'm not romantically interested in her.

Did you succeed?

I don't actually know.

You don't?

Amber and Pepper hit it off and... well, now they're here as uninvited dinner guests.

Hey, that's great! Ms.Olivia made extra Paella!

Well, I'm just starting to wrap up some business on the battlefield. Things are starting to look up in this war.
And guess what I've just found out? My idol, :iconshiniez:, is releasing his AMAZING Sunstone comic series as a graphic novel to be sold in retail! One of the next shipments from my contact should include it!
If this book doesn't push Fifty Shades out of the top sales lists, I'll rip my mask off and eat it.

Yours in Appreciation of the Greatest Artistic Work in the History of Romance,
             KleinerKiller, aka Sben