China trip post (photo heavy)Mm I don't know how to go about this in an organized manner, so this will just be a stream of photos with my intermittent narration.
Our trip was Shanghai > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Suzhou > Wuxi > back to Shanghai. Then we went to Hong Kong on our own.
Oh yeah, first, since I have no photos of these (for good reason): THE SQUAT TOILETS. They suck. They stink. You can always tell if there's a bathroom nearby by the smell in the air! Half the time the flush doesn't even work. All the used toilet paper is tossed in a bin, so the smell just lingers and lingers. For some reason, sometimes they sell food right outside the bathrooms. LIKE WHY?! I don't know how anybody can think about eating with that smell there.
I drank as little as possible. Between my sis and I, we also brought 5-6 rolls of toilet paper, so it was more than enough. (We left the extra rolls at Grandma's in HK afterwards haha.)
Anyhoo, onto pictures...
From our place to China was a 12 hour flight, 4 hour break at airport, then
leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interestHallooo, I've finally updated my sales page so feel free to look if you're interested in buying prints/buttons/other stuff that I sell at conventions. The url still says 2011 but please ignore it =w=;;;;leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The page >> http://www.parashi.info/printsale2011.html
Regarding larger posters:
I'm only selling letter-sized and smaller things at the moment because shipping from Canada costs an arm and a leg. BUT, I'll be in U.S. during December, so I can ship 11x17" posters from there.
Drop me a quick comment if interested so I know if I should take pre-orders or not, otherwise I can't print them in time. (you can see the available designs in the photo of my table in my previous Akicon journal :b )
I asked my awesome friend who works for [undisclosed-so-nobody-gets-into-trouble] printer company to print me a continuous print of using a long-format printer.
So this wonderful thing is now hanging in the perfectly-sized space over my window 8)!
(I was too lazy to take d
Made a video again :P...another fake Parashi Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGa8pPlOxuQMade a video again :P1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's really choppy and suuuuuper scribbly because I took like 30 seconds to draw each frame. Please fill in the gaps and gloss over the art with your wonderful imagination! I made it in Windows Movie Maker which is an absolutely evil program =o=
I'll try to fix up the ugly pictures and maybe add some color when I have time, and reupload another version later :b (don't know when though.) For now feel free to watch this one and laugh at it huhuhu
(the song is Tenkuu no Canaria, from ToS *w*b)
everyone look at this birdHeyoo! I just got back earlier today from China and HK :> still really loopy, jetlagged, and slightly sick at the moment. (sorry if I'm bringing any scary asian flus into the Americas lalala..)everyone look at this bird2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got to experience pretty much everything you guys mentioned in the last journal xD though not to such extremes in some cases. Overall everything was ok. China was cool and HK of course is shopping heaven. I'll make a better post later after I sort out all these photos. Most of the pics I took are of weird things... =3=
But anyway before that!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was in Shanghai, this little sparrow (?) flew over and landed near me, so I approached it like I always do when I spot birds, expecting it to fly off when I try to poke it..but it didn't 80! So I picked it up.
Sorry for the crappy photos, my dad took them and he never focuses on the right thing OTL
I carried it around with me for the rest of our time in that area, but then left it behind cause I c
ANIME NORTH RECAP! photo overload omgANIME NORTH RECAP AT LAST!!!!!ANIME NORTH RECAP! photo overload omg2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So anime north was last weekend, and I went as an artist and stayed at the artist alley for all 3 days u@ it was my first time artist alleying at anime north and omg. What the hell was that
The sales were CRAZY AKWUHAKUWHW and everyone was SO KIND omg what the
Thank you for everyone who stopped by ^3^ I was opening these "get yourself drawn as a chibi on spot" commissions .and I did over 150 of them. All my markers ran out and I got a fever after the weekend HAHAAHAHA it was lovely drawing and talking to all of the people who came by. Some people even came all 3 days to get themselves drawn everyday for their outfit that day. Some people brought their friends along, some people told me I was their favorite commissioner. I was so touched by everyone, really. Thank you. It was a wonderful experience.
ALSO thank you to :iconakimiya: who was right beside me who helped me so much ;3; and everyone around me .too bad I had no time to go ou
what are some symbols for dreams and ambitions?i think of paper planes when i think of dreams and ambitions...though i wonder if that's an asian thing? what do you think of? ^^ (apart from skies and boundless landscapes as many people have already suggested. aha)what are some symbols for dreams and ambitions?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
F.A.Q.I've been getting a lot of the same questions on dA and on Formspring lately, so I guess I'll just post some of the most frequently asked questions so I don't repeat myself ;v; If there's anything you want to ask, go ahead and comment! I'll constantly be updating this by deleting irrelevant questions or adding new questions that come up *v* Before you ask, check out some great advice: http://fox-orian.deviantart.com/gallery/9162487#/d3h8ecy and http://vest.deviantart.com/journal/7-Tips-To-Instantly-Become-A-Better-Artist-307577334F.A.Q.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
★ Art Related ★
What are your tools?
I currently use a Vistablet Muse, Paint Tool SAI for my works, and GIMP for editing/effects! *w*
How long have you been drawing/when did you start drawing?
I've been doodling probably ever since I was 4 or 5 haha c:
Can I repost your art on other sites or use it in my video/story/etc.?
Please ask me for permission first and properly credit me and link back to my dA.&
I like ducks :vShowing off my adorable duck collection instead of sleeping! 8D 8D I've posted pics of my duckies and my room in the past, but since then the ducks have totally multiplied so here they are again 8)! You can hunt up the old journals to see other pics.I like ducks :v2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now then! Meet my mass of duckies :3
Plus a couple that live on my bed. (Okita mask 8D)
Also on my bed. That one there is a duck suit for dogs. I don't have a dog but I do have a stuffed monkey :0
(see Husbanana's fat belly there 0:!)
LOL at eye level they're a little creepy 8D;;
I see you there Big Bird you imposter D:
Look at it smiiiiile @▽@<3
Lalalala~ Those are sticky note page-holder thingies, not that I'll ever peel them 8I
I think this pen is ridiculously cute D: D:
And a couple more ducks in my bathroom too, but I've already showed them before.
Ahaaa that's it. Repost in a few months when the collection grows again 8) Hope I didn't scare anyone :b
//pointless journal is pointless.
A bit of a ramble from me to youHello everyone! Long time no see.A bit of a ramble from me to you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to take this time to reflect on some things.
I was talking to Moorina and she inspired me to write this in detail and share with you all ^^
I've been doing doujin work and publishing in Japan for 4 years now... looking back, there has been a ton of sacrifices and bad decisions to be made. My life in general was kinda weird.
This is quite personal, but I though I'd share my life/experience with you guys.
My family was never well off. A lot of our friends don't know of our situation, of course. Our mother was gambling every single day and our father was never home. Mom would take all day looking around the house for hidden cash (stashed from my dad) while dad goes out to play pool with his friends. Our family borrows money from relatives and that's how we get by. If you go back to my journal entries from 2004, those were the days where we had to go to the internet cafe just to use the net because we couldn't afford to pay for anything per month
Israel trip post + pic spamHallooo. I just came back from a 14-day tour around to various biblical and historical sites in Israel and Jordan. Writing things down before I forget it all >< already my memory is kind of muddled.Israel trip post + pic spam7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a warning this is REALLY REALLY LONG and VERY IMAGE HEAVY - I am not even exaggerating. I skipped over a lot already but it's still humongous. Took me 4 days just to write it.
Anyway, in loose chronological order here goes:
Our flight was 9 hours from US to Germany, then another 4-5 hours from Germany to Israel. We went with a group of around 70, about half of which are my friends/acquaintances.
I couldn't sleep on the flight but luckily the movie selection was pretty good. I watched at least 5 movies including the Rurouni Kenshin live action, twice, and eventually a 3rd time on the flight back. Sato Takeru is a really good Kenshin =w=
As usual the cabin air is really dry and the little jar of moisturizer I tossed into my backpack as an afterthought turned out to be a life
500 POINT RAFFLE! [WINNERS ANNOUNCED!]Hellooo! For my birthday, I wanna get you all something. (Or technically a lucky one of you something.)500 POINT RAFFLE! [WINNERS ANNOUNCED!]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a few points laying around and I've decided to do a giveaway.
THE PRIZE is 500!
SO WHAT DO I DO TO ENTER?
Watch me, or check to see you already are, and comment here saying you're entering!
This will get your name listed once on my list of names entered in the raffle.
Unwatching me afterwards will nullify your name! You won't be able to win anything.
BONUS OPTIONS: get your name listed extra times
1. Advertise this journal in your own journal, or a poll! Comment with a link to the ad. (+1 listing)
2. Send me a link to a place where I can (cheaply) buy cute skirts. Because of reasons. (I already know about forever21, Maurices, Charlotte Russe, Modcloth, Etsy, and Storenvy) (+1 listing)
WINNER ANNOUNCED! CONGRATULATIONS MissAbbeline !
Decided by a random drawing on random.org out of 175 li
POINTS RAFFLE-=WIN 50 POINTS! CLOSED :OAh, sorry you guys that I have not been able to do this for awhile..POINTS RAFFLE-=WIN 50 POINTS! CLOSED :O2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you had a nice thanksgiving..well!
It's my GIFT TO MY WATCHERS AND ANYONE ELSE TO PARTICIPATE WHO NEED POINTS!
So here we go again!
1) You simply must fave this journal or ''COMMENT/FAVE''' some of my Artwork if you'd wish! I'd appreciate the feedback!
2) IF YOU WANT. You can like my Facebook Page if you don't have a facebook then that's okay.
Points giveaway FINISHED + Extra giveaway finishedTWITTER | TUMBLR | COMMISSIONSPoints giveaway FINISHED + Extra giveaway finished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A little early, since I'm gonna busy later...
OKAY HERE ARE THE WINNERS
100 go to :iconstariaria:
and 100 go to :iconchiakikawaii:
AND SURPRISE!!! YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF WINNING 50
Guess the pokemon I'm thinking of RIGHT NOW and you will win 50 points!
First one to guess right wins!
:iconJashinsBiatch: won this one, and very fast too, hahhaa
Thank you all for taking part in this! :iconamgtouchplz:
IM BORED SO LETS DO THIS
I will give out 100 to one of the people who faves this journal
and 100 to one of the people who comments on this journal,
so it is in your interest to both comment AND fave this journal.
And watch me, since i will probably do this again some time
Japanese 101 Part 2Konnichiwa Minna! Ima nani o shiteru~n desu ka? (★^O^★)Japanese 101 Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so now that we have learned how to speak japanese! (To people who haven't seen it yet, go here) Today I'm gonna teach you how to use chopsticks! Ohhh that sounds so very Japanese? Are you excited desu ka?
Hold your hand out, as if you're ready to shake hands with senpai. (//^ω^//)
Place one chopstick in the crook of ur thumb desu (⌒▽⌒)
Place the 2nd one on top and hold it with ur thumb and index finger and then tuck ur ring finger and pinkie underneath.
(For girls, make sure your nails are pretty to impress senpai (｡♥‿♥｡))
Now you are ready to eat that thing! \（´▽｀\）
Skewer that thing. (｀n´)
10 Years on deviantART!So like, woahhhh. 10 years. Crazy. How did time pass by so fast?10 Years on deviantART!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn't really exactly feel like that long ago when I first started visiting dA and now it's already been a decade.
So kinda for myself (and also anyone possibly interested) here's a journal post recapping my last 10 years~ (Also sort of my journal in photography too, I guess.)
May 17 2002
I signed up on dA when someone in the drawing group I hung out with told me to check out his works here. I was only 14 then. I didn't use dA a lot at the time because it looked like this: http://web.archive.org/web/20030426063919/http://www.deviantart.com/
I was on a 15" 1024x768 display and the ad banner + dA header took up half my screen on every page load. Did not like. >_>
I dropped by dA every now and then, in Sept I suddenly found it a lot more user-friendly, the new version: http://web.archive.org/web/20030922013355/http://www.deviantart.com/
I added dA to my daily visit and I started mak
CONTEST WINNERS!!AGAIN Thank you everyone for joining! ;U; Its been so much fun seeing all the diffrent enteries and diffrent ideas!CONTEST WINNERS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me and MizAmy Have been talking and choosing our faves for a while now and discussed who to add to the prize list under! And those who know me knows I put up more prizes always xD.
OK SO HERE WE GO!
Winner of 3000
The Soft Lineless Work on this Piece is so lovely, the Eyes on Sauce are so glassy and big it givesher a Wonderful Expression. The detail in every Feather and Blade of Grass Make is Such a Warm Piece, The Bugs are so sweet and even the clouds make this a Fantastic Picture. Also the Huge Overlay of the picture is very nice as well.
;A; HNNG the colors <3 I love the contrasts between the soft and the solid shapes in this one! It is an amazing piece in everyway! ;U;
Winner of 1000
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
it was my best friend's birthday ^ p ^ (pics)well, ONE OF MY MANY BEST FRIENDS WHO I CHERISH MOAR THAN LIFEit was my best friend's birthday ^ p ^ (pics)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS GURL RIGHT HERE
her name is Suki ^ p ^ she turned 17 on the 26th
and the word "love" would be an understatement but
ikuto from shugo chara okay.
and i've drawn her numerous drawings of her and ikuto because i ship them
so for her birthday...................
me and my other best friend, Rena, dropped this huge ass box off on her porch
so she came back home from school to this on her birthday:
a personalized IKUTO DAKIMAKURA that i drew for her !!!!!!!!!! and Rena got it made into a dakimakura ^ p ^
(his legs looks so short here cuz of the angle ;3 butyeah
we also made her a DVD
with a short asian drama that me and Rena acted out
i'm the girl (exagerated Suki because she loves visual kei style)
and Rena as Ikuto
WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK
(it was filmed in Rena's house
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
In journal sk
Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!As a member of the Artisan Craft community here at DeviantART, I looove to browse around the AC galleries and see what other deviants are up to, what things are trending, and look for up and coming artists to feature in the future. But sadly there's one trend I've been noticing that is very, very bad.Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Undercharging your work!
Let's start off with the most important thing. Now I know some cheap buyers love these low prices, but let's be honest cheap buyers-- you're not long term supporters. People who want your work for super cheap are people who will haggle or snag a deal and run. There is nothing wrong with having sales, getting rid of old charms for cheap, or even doing discounts for special occasions but you can't cater to the cheapskates! xD You want people who appreciate handmade items for what they are. And that's a unique, quality piece.
If someone wants to buy all your hard work for just $5, perhaps you could redirect them to Forever21 to get some mass produced jewelry i
Group RulesThese are the rules of the group. All members are responsible for reading the rules and following them. Serious offenses of breaking the rules will result in being banned. Repeated minor infractions will result in being banned. There are many sections of the rules, all members are responsible for reading the membership section. You only need to read the other sections as they apply to your activities (like affiliating, submitting art, participating in contests, etc.) The last section is mostly for the benefit of people curious about the different staff positions.Group Rules4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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All deviants are able to join the group. All you need to do is to request to be a member from the front page and there you are. Please only send one request, we will get to you. Duplicate requests are frustrating and bothersome. You don’t have to say anything in your request, b
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
I quit, can't do this anymore.To all who will say that this will be a april fools joke, no it isnt this is serious. I usually dislike april fools cause the pranks people pull on me is ridiculous.I quit, can't do this anymore.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought that this year i will juss get over this day and move on, but no, you all just have to be dumb with your pranks. I woke up and walked downstairs to cause my older brother called i walked down just to have a pour of a bucket of water on my face, and say its a prank. what the fuck. how is that a prank.
we got in a argument and he didnt even apologise.
i swear im done. i am so angry right now that i have to make a rant journal out of this which i dont usually do. For those who likes April Fools day you all are stupid, imature, brats. Don't Follow me if you do, unfollow me right now.
This is the worst day ever scew you all.
jk, i love you all :icontrollfaceplz:
APRIL FAAOOOLLLLSSSSS HEHEHEHAUHUAHUAHUAHUHAUUAHAHHEHHAH :iconohohoplz: /shot
the events above did not happened, we are too poor to waste a bucket full
A REALLY LONG JOURNAL (but with pictures!)One ordinary afternoon, Waifu Niffy was just pondering to himself, deciding on that night's dinner for when his Hubby comes home.A REALLY LONG JOURNAL (but with pictures!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hmm, I guess it's lasagna again tonight, huh?"
When suddenly! A dark shadow looms over Waifu Niffy, taking him by complete surprise.
But before he could utter even the slightest damsel-in-distress girlish scream, the ominous shadow disappeared, and along with it-... Waifu Niffy!
Thankfully Fynn, the good neighbor, heard the commotion of broken dishes and toppled furniture and rushed to the scene right away with his trusty crocodile buddy Kuro.
"Ugh great, were those two at it again-...?"
Kuro, being the clever little detective he is, sniffed around the crime scene and deduced that Waifu Niffy had been wifenapped!
"Smells like Earl Grey..." /Sniffsniff
Kuro urged Fynn to call local police immediately!
"Police Grim, Police Grim! Please help! There has been a-"
/Hangs up and
Looking To Commission An Artist?! [CLOSED]STOP SENDING US NOTES, PLEASE COMMENT ON THE JOURNAL. THANK YOU.Looking To Commission An Artist?! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I put * next to everything because I have had a problem in the past where people would leave out information.
* = Required
Price Range: *
Style: * Anime/Manga, Realism, etc.
Payment: * Money, Points or both
Commission Info Link: *
Examples: *((leave three thumbs, NOT LINKS))
Price Range: $5 - 25 (prices are semi-negotiable)
Payment: paypal or cash
Commission Info Link: http://otakumudkip.deviantart.com/journal/COMMISSIONS-START-451670825
Price Range: 12$ - 35$+
Style: Anime/Manga, Chibi
Payment: Money (PayPal only)
Commission Info: http://fav.me/d7gt48r
Price Range: 4 - 7$+
Commission Info Link: http://wavepaint.deviantar