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Woohoo! guess who's chick DA account is gonna be 2 year old?! yup that's me! I almost forgot about it OTL
Wow time flies really fast on DA....kinda feels strange ya'know..so many things awesome happened and some not so awesome ¬3¬ but that's all in the past. Can't believe that the account I made just for heck turned out to be my thing I feel like I can be myself here on DA...it has become my home for the past almost two years and this baby is finally hitting 2 I feel so happy \(;w;)/ and to share my happiness with you I decided to do a lil' giveaway to celebrate..
It's been forever since I've last done a giveaway so I thought I might add up a little twist
.: giveaway rules :. 1- Favorite this journal. that's how you get your number. 2- And no, I don't need you to watch me 'cuz I hate these type of giveaway that requires a watch...cheap way to get watchers in my opinion :/ . 3- Name me 5 of your favorite artist or as many artists as you can who you think their drawings are super awesome or flashily fabulous and sparkly or just 'daaaaammn what a piece!' 4-Cross your fingers! you don't have to..but I always do when they announce the winners =w= 5-No multiple accounts, it would be unfair to the other participants. Winner will be picked randomly using random.org. Deadline? March 12th? my account's birthday~
And that's pretty much it >u< wish you luck and HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY AND A PEANUT-BUTTER SANDWICH!
Why aren't all the stuff I wrote on line??? or is it just me? O3O
Glad you found my DeviantArt gallery. Some of you may know me from my YouTube videos. Here's a link to my channel, where you can find hundreds of instructional vids on almost any art-related topic you can imagine: www.youtube.com/user/markcrill…
I've got two how-to-draw books out now, "Mastering Manga" and "Mastering Manga 2." Here's a direct link to where you'll find them on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Mastering-Manga…
My latest graphic novel project is a 6-book series for Dark Horse Comics called "Brody's Ghost." Book 5 comes out April 15, 2014. Here's a direct link to where you'll find them on Amazon:www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-1-…
Thanks again for visiting my gallery. I really hope you enjoy the artwork and step-by-step tutorials you find here. ^_^
Wanted to do something because I gained so many watchers recently so Im gonna do a give-away/raffle The winner will get an custom tentacle/normal custom adopt ,page doll and Fullbody commission.
To enter you have to be a watcher, and don't just watch me if your only gonna un-watch me after this is over. Fav this journal, and ill pick someone using a random number generator to pick a winner at the end of the week (16th)
Thanks to everyone who has continued to watch me for so long it means alot and I hope you'll continue to stick around in the future <3
When Lyricanna suggested I write a mental health article on being kind to yourself, I naturally loved the idea and set aside some time to do it. But, I gotta confess . . . this is much harder than I had anticipated! What does "being kind to yourself" really mean?
So, I'll describe some things that I do for myself, and maybe it'll strike a chord with some of you. I want to hear what you do, though!
Sometimes we hear, "be kind to yourself!" and we think, "Wow, but I really screwed something up. I shouldn't let myself off the hook so easily for screwing things up!"
I feel this way often, pretty much every time I make a mistake, in fact! But we have to be more responsible about our mistakes. They are simply mistakes, and, even when they are huge, life will go on. There is a great amount of power to simply saying, "I made a mistake, and I apologize. What can I do to fix it?" Sometimes there won't be anything you can do, but you took responsibility for it and can let it go rather than continuing to beat yourself up over it.
Beating yourself up over a human mistake is not being responsible. Allowing yourself room to make a mistake (do you honestly think you're perfect?) and then acknowledging the error and correcting it if possible (and learning from it) is the responsible way to go. And it's much kinder on your soul!
There are a lot of guided meditations on youtube and other online sites, or you can simply go to your favorite place, inside or outside, and focus on your breathing. Meditation calms the spirit and centers the mind so that you can be more focused and mindful of the world and its creatures.
This is an excellent way to revitalize yourself following a long day or to gather your thoughts for the day ahead of you. Allowing yourself this space is an incredibly kind way to treat your spirit.
Do something active.
I'm not saying you have to run a marathon, but it is good to be active for 30 minutes a day. Take a nice walk and enjoy the sunshine on your skin. Do some yoga. Play with your dog. Having some kind of activity that you truly enjoy doing that engages both your mind and body is another great way of gaining focus and really balancing your energy. Activity helps our energy flow throughout our bodies rather than being stagnant, and it changes how we feel about ourselves and carry ourselves.
Again, be active in a way that works for you. Whether it's running a 10K or going shopping with a friend, treating your body with respect does wonders for the spirit.
Be mindful of the negative tapes.
Watch out for thoughts like:
I can't. (What you really mean is, you won't.)
He/she doesn't like me. (So what? That's on them for being negative, and it's not up to you to try to change their mind.)
I'm going to fail. (If you think that way, yeah, you are.)
These are just three rather tongue-in-cheek examples, but you get the point.
The words we tell ourselves, the very thoughts inside our heads, are very powerful. Challenge yourself to be gentler and more patient with yourself. When you hear those negative tapes starting to play, hit "pause" and rethink them in a more positive way. It's difficult, and you will likely never turn them completely off. But, learning to rethink those tapes is a critical part of being kind to yourself.
And yes, you do deserve it.
How energy works
Some of you know I work with energy and our balance with nature. Energy is fairly straightforward: You will get out of your body, mind, and spirit what you put into it. Think of needing to fuel yourself the same way you would fuel your car. Activity wards off stagnation. Healthy food (and absolutely an occasional delicious treat-- all things in moderation!) and water cleanse you. Spiritual practices like yoga and meditation-- or working with crystals if that's your thing, or going to church/mosque/synagogue, if you choose-- will help center and ground your energy.
Energy should flow freely throughout your body. It's not natural to have energy pooled or even "bleeding" from a certain spot in your body. I work with a lot of people who have bleeds around their solar plexus-- the spot right below your ribs and above your navel, which is your center of personal power. These bleeds, or bleeds/blockages around the heart, often mean that you are not being kind to yourself. For instance, you may be giving too much of your energy to other people and not balancing it with loving-kindness toward yourself. You can fix this through careful cleansing and using some of the practices I've described above and thinking, "balance."
Lovingkindness may sound like a cheesy New Age concept, but really it's deep-rooted in each of us. It means the love we have, at our core, for the other living creatures on our planet, and, if you are so inclined, for every object, animate or inanimate, that exists. All things have energy, and we are all bonded through this energy, as it flows through all of us. Thus, when we are sending loving thoughts to others or to the world, we are sending them to ourselves. And when we are sending loving thoughts to ourselves, we are sending them to the world. This living energy makes us all symbiotic.
You can do this by closing your eyes and thinking of the blessings you receive (for example, the warmth of the sun, or the glow of the moon on a dark night, or the support of a friend or relative). Then, with your heart full of gratitude and love, you can wish love and blessings upon others and the world. Remember to start with yourself.
What do YOU do to be kind to yourself?
Let's make a convenient list of things we can do! What works for you? What would you recommend to others? It's your turn!
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once upon a time a man named Hidekaz Himaruya made an anime/manga called "Hetalia" hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed watching and reading hetalia and created a fandom they were known as the "Hetalians" legend says that this fandom was bigger than the Attack on Titan fandom and the Free fandom some even speculate that it was bigger than the Superwholock fandom the hetalians created so many contributions to hetalia they created fanart fanfics ships a whole new level of yaoi cosplay merchandise fan games like HetaOni headcannons more yaoi doujinshis fanimations amvs meps fandubs fanclubs rp accounts ask accounts and so much more
and "everything changed when the titans and gay swimmers attacked" (PFFF- avatar reference) no just kidding hehe i love those animes its not their fault im sorry if you think that .3.
the giant fandom suddenly began to diminish and one day (around august last year) it vanished
now, we need them back. we have to bring the hetalians back (well actually we dont have to but yknow we all want to and we all miss the fandom so lol)
SPREAD THE WORD WE ARE GOING TO REVIVE THE FANDOM
This month and possibly next month, we will do our best to take a stand. we will bring out the hiding Hetalians
this is the plan. if you want to help out, here are some ways you can help our emipire rise back up: -draw as much hetalia fanart as possible -write as much hetalia fanfiction as possible -if you have an ask account/rp account be as active on it as possible -put on your old wig and cosplay for a bit! -tumblr accounts too! reblog hetalia or open up your asks and rp! -do some memes or 30 day challenges/themes
if you for some reason cant help out like that^^^ or you need inspiriation then i suggest you: -rewatch the series or parts of the series especially your favorite episodes -rewatch(or watch for the first time): hetalia amvs/meps or HetaOni on youtube -rewatch the hetalia movie -reread the manga -look at other art -remember how much hetalia there was last year and the year before -read some fanfics or doujins
And most importantly!!!!! Spread the Word!!! Feature this journal on your next journal entry or drawing! Give this journal a shoutout in groups and chatrooms! This is the EASIEST and MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do to help us come out!
honestly, i dont know if this will actually work out. but if theres a chance that the fandom can rise up even if its just for a little while then im going to do our best to bring us back!
Also, i'll feature all the remaining hetalians who read this and their contributions on this journal C: you'll also get a llama if you spread the word and help out! and note me your contributions if you make any comment below if you've spread the word!
#SaveHetalia (=w= )9 -miaokep.deviantart.com
__________________________________________ Copy and paste that^^^ so it turns out people are already contibuting how awesome is that?! Cx I'll do the Features here (dont worry the list wont stop hehe):
Thanks Alot!!! : D
edit: omg this list is getting big really fast LETS KEEP IT UP GUYS!!! Cx
Y'all sit yourselves down, you're listening to a story.
There once was a man named Hidekaz Himaruya. He was worshipped and loved by many for a beautiful little wwebcomic he made, known as Hetalia.
Many people flocked to the fandom, admiring him amazing work.
One day, tragedy struck.
Warriors named the Hetaboos attacked, mowing down the kind Hetalians with super-shipping and over-obsessive fan-wars. They cleared out many brave men and women, forcing the survivors to hide themselves away. They left the fandom in smoldering wreckage.
MAY THE SURVIVORS UNITE! WE MUST RECLAIM THIS FANDOM AND RESTORE THE HETALIAN EMPIRE TO IT'S FORMER GLORY!
To do this, we must band together and put out new materials! Please, join the fight!
-artists, break out those coloured pencils and all of your other materials. We need to re-stock on fan art! -writers, get your electronics out; we need more fanfictions! -rp accounts, do your best to be as active as you can be -cosplayers, break out your old costumes! Time for some new shoots! -bloggers, re-blog and repost this everywhere you can
Spread the word! It's time to reclaim and rebuilt the fandom!
she is so talented! She's just an overall nice, amazing, hilarious person who I've been very good friends with for awhile! She does a lot of great original artwork! She's most definitely worth watching for like 5ever!
So if you're interested in seeing a very amazing artist, go check out Tana and give her all your lovins!
ALSO GUYS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WATCHES AND POSITIVE FEEDBACK!
AUHG I DONT KNOW IF YOU GUYS KNOW THIS BUT EVERY NICE COMMENT/NOTE/WATCH I JUST-- AUHG I GET ALL TEARY-EYED BECAUSE IT MEANS A LOT TO ME HONESTLY! Thank you guys so much for sticking with me! I've been kind of distant recently and haven't done much interaction with watchers n stuff which I would definitely like to do more of!
School ends in about two months for me so over the summer when I don't have to worry about school I'll probably be hosting a lot more livestreams, I'll probably open a few request slots, and maybe commissions! ((i'm always a little iffy about commissions because I don't want to have somebody pay me to draw something for them and I don't end up getting it done in time or it takes me forever or I get all mixed up so thats a maybe! I'd rather just do requests so if i don't end up getting around to it because something pops up, it'll be alright because you didn't have to pay me and have me fuck up :'D ))
BUT ANYWAY! I'm definitely going to try and be more active and interactive with people if you're at all interested in all that! Maybe try and do some new stuff and all that so-- Yeah! Thank you guys for all your help and support I really appreciate every bit of it!
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More