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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.

[http://www.suite101.com/content/borders-goes-bankrupt-a354668]


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"
or
"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.

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.

[http://www.npr.org/2010/12/14/132026420/end-of-days-for-bookstores-not-if-they-can-help-it?sc=fb&cc=fp]

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

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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





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Went to the bookstore--

Journal Entry: Fri May 2, 2014, 4:43 PM
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and got the first manga of Attack on Titan, Divergent, and The Fault In Our Stars. I'm so freakin' excited right now!! OH! And then I have the first manga of Black Butler on hold for me there!! :iconyeahplz: Oh my goodness~ So so excited!! Now, if I get the Hetalia manga, then I'd be in heaven~ But my bookstore is s***ty when it comes to stocking up on manga (my opinion). I mean, it's got Black Butler and Attack on Titan (no doubt from the new season of Black Butler coming out and the fact that the dub for Attack on Titan's coming out) but they don't have Vampire Knight, Cross Manage, Nisekoi, or Hetalia!! :iconjustwhyplz: Now, I'm not bashing Blue Exorcist, Naruto, Bleach, or Death Note. There's nothing wrong with them. So please, keep your rants to yourself! I'm just missing out here, dudes. Seriously. orz

 But anywho, I probably overspent on the above shizz (:iconehehefinlandplzplz:) but eh. :shrug: ................ OH MY GOSH!! That reminds me of a tumblr post with America and Japan talking about how they spent all of the night before buying comic books/manga!! xD If anyone knows what the crapola I'm talking about, then PLEASE~ I beg of you to send me the link!! *is too lazy to look it up herself*

Ok. Just wanted to get that out there. ^^;

On another note, I started judging the contest entries (finally~) and have sorted/judged the art entries. Now, since I'm back from the bookstore, I'll get to sorting/judging and reading the fanfic entries. Once I have all of them sorted/judged, I'll combine the top few/top entries of both the art and the fanfic entries into 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. I'll probably have the results for you all either tomorrow or Sunday. :D

OH! And I'll get the two tags done asap and try to get to at least some messages for the day/night's up. :aww:

Thanks for being so patient with me, loves~ <3 :iconcuteenglandplz:


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  • Listening to: The Fray and We Are by Hollywood Undead

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:

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A novel that kinda stunned me... xDDDD
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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... ^^;)
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Hahah... So funny moments I've felt in the first day of school.... :rofl:


PAPERCRAFT COMMISSIONS



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:

SS Paper Cutouts by Radical-Rhombus-XD
Chibi - 1$ each + shipping price

THIS... by Radical-Rhombus-XD
Half-body - 1.50$ each + shipping price

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Full-Body - 3$ each + shipping price

Additional Item papercuts- 0.75 cents

(This option is still in a tentative offer)

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  • Listening to: 12:51 - Krissy and Erica
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: My Finn hat (forever... xDD)
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee
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
So, I was drunk, and I asked Therevelator to give me a prompt and a word limit. He gave the prompt: "People are changed by their world, rarely vice versa" and the word limit - 432.

Here's my story.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


One day, I'll read that book.

The girl who lived on the second street from the Bookstore, had always longed to go inside. Through her young years, it became an obsession with her – a sort of game that she would play with her mother.

Or against her mother, as she was to understand. For one would try to restrain the other, and she refused to be held back, for only two narrow roads separated her from the object of her fascination.

Someday soon, I'll be big enough to be allowed out of the house by myself, like Papa, and I'll go and read that book.

It was not the bookstore itself that held her attention. It was a book displayed in its window – a red-and-gold volume of "Fairy Tales for One-and-All." She hankered after it with an intensity that surprised her – and terrified her mother. The poor woman, recognising perhaps, seeds of madness in the intensity of her gaze whenever they walked past it, tried to keep her away from the store. Consequently, the girl found herself swamped with chores seemingly hard for her delicate frame: laundry, dishes, dusting, and so on.

She did them mutely, always watching, always waiting.

One day, Mumma will forget to lock the door, and I'll go out and read that book.

Her mother never forgot. Some deep, maternal instinct warned the lady of the dark hold of the store's display on her daughter – and with a mother's selfishness of possession, she set herself against it. But as she grew more stringent in her discipline, so the child grew more determined in her desire for freedom.

Oh, Mumma...if you only let me go once...just one time, if you let me read that book...I promise I'll return satisfied that I've seen the world, and never go back again.

She was growing tall now...and soon she was taller than her mother. So it followed naturally, that the teenaged hormones of rebellion grew and spilled over, and she pushed the old woman over and made for the stories which had possessed her spirit forever. Long into the night, she read, and read, and read. And then she came back home.

Oh, Mumma...such small words, such small people. Was anything they felt ever real? Or was it just a whisk of a fairy's wand and thus unearned?

But her mother was dead – killed by the shock of the heartbreaking push. She noticed, weeks after the funeral, that there was another, newer book in the store's window. And she resolved to never let her own child see it for even a second.
Harfang (in french) is now available in bookstores
(in France/Belgique/Suisse) !

You can also order it online on amazon.fr or amazon.ca.

Harfang -french book cover- by auroreblackcat
Harfang p02 -chap01- by auroreblackcat Harfang p13 -chap02- by auroreblackcat Harfang p52 -chap04- by auroreblackcat

NB : The english version is available here :
auroreblackcat.bigcartel.com/.
The second book will be available for preorder soon .

Thank you. ^__^
Lady Liberty, (my new graphic-novel), is now available in bookstores
(in France/Belgique/Suisse) !


You can also order it online in amazon.fr or amazon.ca.

Lady Liberty 01 -cover- by auroreblackcat
 Lady Liberty page06 by auroreblackcat Lady Liberty page13 by auroreblackcat Lady Liberty page17 by auroreblackcat

NB : All texts are in french.
NB2 : I don’t know if an english translation will be available one day, sorry. ^___^; 
Lady Liberty is a graphic novel done with a french publishing house : Les éditions Soleil.
All that concern distribution/bookstores, ebook and translation don’t depend of me. It depends of the marketing/translations/copyrigh offices of the publishing house. 
I have the hand on the complete book process only when it’s a self-publishing book.

Thank you. ^__^