12/12/12today at 12:12 pm, i was at school.12/12/121 year ago in Personal More Like This
i happened to be walking down the main hall of my campus.
i was watching my clock on my cell phone to make my wish exactly at 12:12 pm.
before the clock struck, i happened to run into Shadowbeast-638
once the clock struck 12:12, i wanted to make my wish.
i didnt wanna run into anyone, so i told him to hold my shoulders while walking so i wouldnt stop the flow of traffic in the halls but still make my wish.
so i closed my eyes, and i repeated my wish multiple times. who knows how many times, i wished hard though.
i cant tell exactly what i wished for, but it was something a little along the lines of:
"i wish everything will be okay, i wish everything will be okay, i wish everything will be okay, i wish everything will be okay, i wish everything will be okay.."
after a minute or so of repeating that, i opened my eyes and took a look at the world around me. to see if anything changed.
i saw classmates talking, friends laughing, people smilin
I will never watch Homestuck. Ever.Hetalia is just too important to me. Its so much different then any other fandom i have ever been in.I will never watch Homestuck. Ever.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Im sorry, but its just like the Death Note delema all over again. I mean, sure, it was hard to me to move on, but.. Hetalia is different.
Hetalia never ends. Like, literally, it can never end.
And if i just move on.. i might put all of those happy memories behind me.
Im just assuming, dont flame, but Homestuck has the same aura as Death Note. The un-happy-ness, the dark gloomy colors, just.. so depressing and.. dark, y'know?
With Hetalia, its rainbows and unicorns everywhere~ and.. i just gotta say this right now.
Through my experience with Hetalia, i have opened up to more people then i was when i was in Death Note. Hetalia changed my attitude, and the way i see life and the world.
I used to not know what to do with my life. But now i have a goal.
I used to not talk to people, because i was to antisocial. But now i have friends that i made within minutes of saying "hi".
And.. i also h
Series II is coming...Everything connects. "The fire rises." There's more than to what meets the eye or in this case eyes. Many of them. Everything you have all witnessed is leading up to something BIGGER! The unseen will be shown and more ghastly insanity will be revealed. "Is there a method to the madness?" You will see.Series II is coming...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
80 Day Countdown Final ListAsk for empty slots.80 Day Countdown Final List1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We're trying to even out the days with those who asked but did not place. ;7;
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a long unorganized story about stupid shitlets start from the beginning.a long unorganized story about stupid shit10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thursday; May 9th 2013.
i was just leaving my classroom for a second to grab something from my locker which was literally 5 steps from the classroom door
as soon as i was about 2 steps away from escaping to my classroom before the bell, the principal stops me
she looks me over and tells me to go to her office
we sit in her office and she tells me that im violating the school code
wearing too much red
why do i need to get in trouble for that
she says that its for 'my safety' so i 'wont get shot by gangs'
im not in a gang
she says i obviously dont look like im in a gang, but she doesnt want me to 'get caught up in any fights'
my school and city is like, one of the most innocent cities and clean schools ever
wtf is this shit
so she tells me all this bulltshit i really didnt wanna hear
'cause no one can c
-heart explodes-holy mother---heart explodes-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i have gained like, 50+ watchers in the past 15 hours
HOW THE F--
-tries not to swear in front of new watchers-
uwaaaahhh, my heart is exploding so much i cant aaaahhhh
its because of that collab isnt it? aha how kyute XD
welp, i just have to say, thank you so much aaahhh i dont know what to say except that im blushing a ton right now uguuuu~
thank you, akito, for giving me your watchers LOL <3
i will take care of them for you~ TT 3 TT /
lol, btw, a handful of people are like "why is there a 'jelly' jar instead of a 'jam' jar?" XD
its my username; "CaptainJellyroll", so my watchers have givin me a nickname "Jelly"~
so by putting a 'jelly' jar there is kinda like my version of a 'watermark' > u >;; sorry for that confusion~
oh, and also, jelly is made with the juices of the fruit, and jam is made with the actual fruit~ if that answers any questions~ > u
my hetalia fandom story c':you pro'lly will ignore this, but i dont care, i just wanna.. type out some vent things? idk, half the stuff i say i will post i never do. so maybe this will be one of those journals i never post or something. xD;;my hetalia fandom story c':2 years ago in Personal More Like This
you know how when you stay up all night and for some reason everything is 10 times funnier? xD;;
well, i learned its not just what you find funny. its all of your emotions.
i kinda already said that in one of my other journals, but oh well.
so anyway, i was going to go to bed tonight at the normal time everyone goes to bed, because staying up late is getting unhealthy for me.
but i dont do that, obviously as im typing up this journal 3:30 in the morning.
but anyways, i ended up watching hours and hours of voice actor panels at cons.. in the US of course.
the the biggest mistake i did was when i ran out of voice actor panels that included anime's i knew about, and searched for other con-related stuff.
after hours and hours, almost half a day, mind you, of these
About StrawmenAlright a couple of things...About Strawmen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I'm getting really tired of people assuming that every character I create has to be a 1:1 representation of something. Be it a strawman, a mary sue, or whatever. I didn't have this problem before I started working on SYAC, but I have a feeling it's because I earned a bad reputation early on.
In some of the earliest SYAC comics (done almost a year ago I might add) I had my character arguing against broad representations of "fans." They were the closest thing I've ever done to a strawman comic and I realized right away how negative and petty it was. I stopped doing them, but by that point I fear the damage was already done. I had made a bad first impression, and first impressions are the most important.
Ever since then whenever a new character pops up in SYAC, people assume they must be a representation of something. Curmudgeonly Carl? He must represent hatred of fine artists. Persistent Pam? She must represent haters. Tenko? He must represent hat
Back to School and Accepting CriticismI am sick to death of people bitching to me that I can't accept criticism.Back to School and Accepting Criticism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm tired of people thinking that I don't WANT constructive feedback or that I block anyone who "offers" it.
But because I'm tired of writing long defense journals trying to open people's eyes to what I think is noticeable improvement on my part.... we're gonna try something a little different.
I think the best way to tell if I am accepting criticism is to SEE it in action. So this is what I'm gonna do. Each week I am going to post something I'm working on, be it a page from a comic, an illustration, or whatever. I'm gonna start with the pencil sketches and I'm going to allow everyone everywhere to critique it.
But hang on... I don't just want people writing longwinded essays pointing out what's wrong with it and how to improve...
I'm a visual learner and I need to see what I am doing wrong in order to get better. You'll be able to download it and draw on it, resubmit it as a link in a comment, redraw it ent
SOPAA few months back I wrote a journal about an internet censorship bill that was looking to be passed in the congress. The bill was poorly written, but the broadness of the wording freaked a lot of internet dwellers out. People were scared their favorite websites would be censored or removed completely. Thankfully the bill didn't pass. Unthankfully a new version is going up for vote now and this time it's getting far more support.SOPA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SOPA = Stop Online Piracy Act
Once again it's very broadly written and could have very serious implications if it gets passed. The bill is written with the expressed purpose of being able to take legal action against online piracy in foreign markets. It seems likely that the bill is meant to snub out piracy sites like ThePirateBay.org, but the wording is so broad that it's very possible that it could have serious repercussions elsewhere.
Yesterday the bill was supposed to be voted on, but it was delayed due to a filibuster. It's currently set to be voted
Devious Journal EntryJust in case anyone was interested, shading from newest pic for the middle layersDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
3) Planning out highlights
4) Also dappled light filtering through foliage, shadows from beams
5) Finished shadow layer
6) Over the flats
Devious Journal EntryOH GOD DERPY MOST AMAZING EPISODE EVER SDKJADHFDKHSAGFHKSAJFSAFSADevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The Derpy Issue Part 4 (final)Alright, so now we get to the crux of the matter. Hasbro has finally made a statement:The Derpy Issue Part 4 (final)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The 'My Little Pony Friendship is Magic' series has always been about acceptance and inclusion, and the series strives to convey that through the playful antics of a diverse cast of characters. Some viewers felt that aspects of the episode 'The Last Roundup' did not stay true to the core message of friendship which is the heart and soul of the series. Hasbro Studios decided to make slight audio alterations to this single episode."
NOW would be the appropriate time to start getting all freaked out over this issue. Personally, I am not going to worry too much. I am disheartened that they've chosen to respond this way, but I am not surprised. Hasbro is a corporation, they have to think of their image. "Derpy" is a debatable term that can either mean "goofy and silly" or "insulting towards disabled people" and frankly I agree that this is not an appropriate word to be used for a kids TV show
Why so many people love MLP:Because in this era of constant fear of terrorism and economic collapse, a little corner of sweetness and happiness has been desperately needed for a long time. People are tired of being scared all the time. It's a place where you can forget our miserable world for a fun-filled twenty minutes. It's a place where you can meet amazing people from every country, who are kind, generous, loyal, honest, and full of laughter and friendship in equal measure.Why so many people love MLP:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In a nutshell.
Opinion of a friendWell, like the journal says, I will be posting what my friend :deveasatea: asked me to post while we were talking about our views on 'sane' Hetalia fans. I liked it a lot, so here it is:Opinion of a friend2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, this is kind of about those 'sane' Hetalia fans. I know there's actually real sane fans, but on DA and Tumblr, I don't see sanity, I see a bunch of assholes. To me, all they seem to do is complain about the flaws of the fandom. That's why I left that group for sane fans. No sanity there, just whining. Okay, you guys can stop making stamps, we get it. I know you don't like stupid Hetalia fans, I know you don't like fans who are all like "PASTAAAA", we know you don't like the yaoi or the fact that people think Hetalia is educational or that it promotes world peace. After the 15th stamp I've seen on shit like this, I just thought I'd say something. If you don't like it, go to another fandom, because this one doesn't need your crap. And on Tumblr, I saw a group that was showing really crazy fa
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity.Well. It's here.Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I move out of my house and into my dorm at my "fancy schmancy new artsy school", in the words of Rachel.
I never thought I'd actually get here. My whole life, I've dreamed of going to an art school. For the past year or two I've been crying and praying for a chance to move out. Since I was 11, I've wanted to live in a big city. Starting today, all my fantasies are coming true.
It's unreal. I mean, it still hasn't really hit me.
In a way, I'm really sad too. Just almost 2 years ago, in seventh grade, my best friend and I had talked about our big dreams and our plans. We wanted to apply to ASFA together, go together, and end up on Broadway together.
Well, she's not my best friend anymore. While I became more determined and pushed more and more of my effort to pursue my goals and become a better artist, she sort of....gave up. She's a different person, and she hates me now. Not that she doesn't have good reason. But, it makes me really sad. She used to have such BI
SOPA Defeated... for now.It looks like SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) has been officially defeated in Congress ( http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115265-U-S-Congress-Shelves-SOPA ). During the past week SOPA has had a very difficult time as opposition started to pour in.SOPA Defeated... for now.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To try and appease everyone they removed the dreaded DNS blocking part of the bill (which honestly was the one part of the bill which was freaking everyone out), but it didn't help. The DNS blocking was the part of the bill which stated that if a website was suspected of having copyrighted material, even tangentially related, the whole website would be blocked. Even without that, though, the bill was still a horrible unclear mess.
The Obama administration finally stepped in on which side of the fence they were on, and thankfully for us all they were opposed to the bill too ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/13/obama-administration-responds-we-people-petitions-sopa-and-online-piracy ). On top of that, many prominent websites p
Totally Made A Little Girl's Day [EDITED FOR NEWS][EDIT]Totally Made A Little Girl's Day [EDITED FOR NEWS]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just ran into my little friend and her mother again, here at the library!
She recognized me and came right up to me while I was logging in, just now! X3 She gave me a hug and showed me some of the new drawings she's been working on!
HAPPY DAY, GUYS! 8D MY DAY IS NOW OFFICIALLY A HAPPY DAY!
No, the title doesn't lie.
I made a little girl's day, today. (And apparently her mother's as well.)
I had gone into work and been asked to clock on early because the training manager was running behind in what all she needed to get done so the store could be ready when we opened, and therefore, there would be no one to watch the dining room register in the event customers came in.
And I'm so glad I did this.
Right about 11:00 exactly, I was watching the dining room while one of my coworkers was restocking parfait ingredients behind me, when all of a sudden I hear a little voice squeak "Excuse me" from the other side of the counter. I walked to the
So I'm finally doing itWith enough encouragement and support I am finally, finally writing a letter to my grandmother about...everything. The pain she causes from religion, how she turned me away from it, the harm I do to myself when she pushes me to the edge...So I'm finally doing it2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wrote it all and all five pages are in my hand with my entire confession.
I couldn't take the nightmares anymore, and I couldn't take the fights. I could no longer tolerate fearing God and his word. Did you know I actually froze in terror when I was asked to say Grace on Christmas? "Bless Us Oh Lord"? I actually froze and pretended I forgot. I nearly took a panic attack when my boyfriend invited me to Christmas Eve mass.
Yes, it is all that bad. The way I see it, this will either end the moment she reads it or...or I lose my loving Nana. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being the latter.
I'm going to slip it into something of hers she always uses. Maybe her glasses case, and I'm going to attach a note that says "read when you're alone."
Improving your artOne of the most important thing to do in order to improve your art is..Improving your art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one thing I realized a lot of artists will not listen to. There is a reason why there are class critiques in school and professionals who dedicate their life to this. It is not to criticize you as a person or what you do, it is to help you improve and point out things that you may not see. When you work on something for a long time, you tend to miss out on things because you stare at a picture for so long.
Honestly it really bothers me when I see people so against receiving critiques and start bashing the critic for their help. The person commenting just wants to help you. Something people should really worry about instead is not receiving any critiques, cause that means people who look at your art doesn't care about it enough to say anything. If you REALLY don't accept what they are saying, you should thank them anyways.
If a person take the time out of their day
If i was on a reality tv showI'd probably be on Strange Addictions or Crazy ObsessionsIf i was on a reality tv show1 year ago in Personal More Like This
probably Crazy Obsessions 'cause they dont try and stop you from your obsession
but this is how it'll probably go
"Hi, my name is Tea Valino, i am 15 years old, and i am addicted to USUK."
Lamar Smith is at it again.Lamar Smith, the creator of the two notorious SOPA and PIPA bills, just seems to want to censor everything. After SOPA and PIPA were suspended indefinitely after such overwhelmingly loud opposition from various websites and lawmakers, Lamar is trying to create ANOTHER bill which is almost as bad as the two previous ones combined.Lamar Smith is at it again.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This bill (which uses Child Pornography as it's cover) would effectively track every time you look at your bank statement or use a credit card online, and force IP service providers to record your credit card and billing statement info, along with your recent internet search histories, and store them in a "secure" place for 18 months. Anything which looked "suspicious" would immediately be flagged to allow the government to step in.
Since billing statements and online transactions are so common these days, this bill would, In effect, be monitoring everything everyone