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## I drew a girl!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 9, 2013, 8:17 AM

## Purple rain

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:18 AM
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## PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:37 AM

# Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping

Hi!

Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.

I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.

Let us begin!

Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.

Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subject has legs, then in this step they would just bend their legs.

And now we jump! After the subject makes it's set move, whether it be squishing or bending it's legs, give it a pretty good start off. As you can see, this ball's take off height is 2 pixels.

In the next frame it would go a little higher. Depending on how high the subject should jump, it should jump at this rate for however many frames you need it to before going to the next step. For example: in the frame, the ball travels up 3 pixels. If I wanted the ball to go higher, I would make it go 3 pixels up for as many frames until it is as high as I want it to be. Though, this ball is only going to go up at this height for 1 frame.

Now as it continues to go up, gravity starts to take hold of it, so it progresses up slower.

And now it slowly gets slower, pushing up against gravity.

Still going at the same speed as the last frame, it progresses up one last time.

Now it starts to go down. Make it goes down in the same pattern as it jumped.

Going down...

Down, down, down down...

...and I just can't believe my first love wo- Oh.>.>

Now as the subject absorbs the shock, it squishes (or bends it's legs) one last time before standing back up (This animation loops, so since it started standing normal, I don't need to make it stand normal again.).

And now we have a joyful jumping ball of fun! Now you can try to make your own!

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Does you animation "trail"? Check out this tutorial!

Don't know how to animate? Take a look at this Gimp animation tutorial!

Have a nice day!

Learn how to make a smooth jumping animation!

## A Time For Mourning

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:03 PM

We are sure, by clicking upon this journal, that you have noticed a change. A drastic change.

It's sad to say that TheSexiestOffenders are no more as of tonight.

No-- Not as a team, but as our collaborative username.

Wishing to pursue much more serious achievements, it was time for us to shed our provocative alias for something a little more 'professional'. Not only is it for the sake of our efforts, but also in hoping that we will eventually recruit other artists/creators into our studio to help achieve those goals as well as create many new ones.

So. Tonight. For the last time as The Sexiest Offenders, we say good bye.

And shall say Hello as: CREEPY SHEEP STUDIO.

In a nut shell: Nothing has changed other than the name. :3

## Ignore the hate!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 13, 2013, 12:09 PM

No rude comments/senseless hate or you will be blocked and your comment will be hidden

This journal is LONG sorry XD if you don't like long things >A<; //rants included*

Okay, so lately I've seen so much hate on
"kawaii artist" that it's ridiculous. Most excuses I've seen were "THEY ALL DRAW THE SAME THING ITS ANNOYING AND THEY HAVE SH*** ANATOMY"! Honestly that's the most immature thing I've seen, hating on someone because their anatomy isn't perfect or because they draw what makes them happy.

Firstly hating on someone for their imperfections in their art is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, thats like hating someone for cooking badly in some aspects because it's not up to your standards. uAu;; It takes time for artist to learn anatomy and if they want to post their art they should be aloud too. None should be told to DONT POST ART UNTIL YOU LEARN ANATOMY, they'll learn by self practice and study! Telling them to just stop will only hinder them. AMG, sorry for the rant it just makes me mad to see people jumping on a band wagon against artist who've done nothing to them.

I think people should be able to draw what they WANT, I mean I don't like some types of art but I don't HATE them for it. However, I can't change the minds of people who just want to mindless follow the hurd just to join in and hurt innocent people.

Don't judge someone based on their art, people make mistakes, and Shoujo Artist(kawaii artist) are no different! If you insult them because of the way they draw, most likely they WILL BE HURT and try to defend themselves. I'm not saying them flipping out will help but their only human and not everyone will stand for someone verbally attacking them for the style they draw in. ; w ; It's not fair, I don't care if you've heard terrible rumors about those artist, if you feel so inclined to jump in then TALK to the artist you don't like and ask them WHY they did the things that made you so angry at them. Telling them to leave DA just because you have a problem with their art style is ridiculous. None should have to leave DA because of the style they draw in.

I wrote this because I've seen so many nice artist hide in shame because they don't want their normal watchers to know that they draw chibi's or cute art. I personally don't are anymore about people who hate on me even though they'eve never talked to me. Most likely they hate me because it's the IN THING to do atm. Don't let people run your life, especially not people on the internet.

I know it's hard but ignore them and just keep doing what you're doing. I do it and honestly after ignoring those mindless trolls/haters I feel great about what I draw, because it makes ME happy. I draw for myself first and foremost, and if art is a hobby for you too then YOU should draw what makes you happy too.

Anyway have a nice day :') and keep drawing what you WANT!

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An Adoptable Auction it's like a normal auction, with an adoptable on the plate and the highest point/money offer wins. These are not 'first come, first serve' adoptables.

Is it the same thing as a Name-Your-Price Adoptable?
Both can cause a bidding war, but no, they're not the same thing. Auctions are more organized and have more terms to them that the NYP Adopts. NYP Adopts usually have a price range and not a starting bid, they don't have an autobuy, nor a minimum bid raise and end when the Adoptable Creator feels like it.

Terminology
Bid = Money/Point Offer
Starting Bid/Base Bid = The first and lowest bid you can make for the adoptable (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Minimum Raise = The minimum amount of money/points that you need to add to a previous bid to beat it (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Reserve Price = The price under which the Adoptable Creator won't sell the adoptable despite the start of the auction (higher than the Starting Bid but lower than the Autobuy, it's not very common to find one on dA)

How do I make an auction?

You can't make an auction without having something to sell. Usually Auction Adoptables have a peculiarity that sets them apart from usual pre-sets, be it an extra chibi, or the fact that they're an original species, or a special edit made just for them. (Or you do auctions to get the maximum income possible for every design you make.)

Decide the outline of the Auction
The Adoptable Creator is the one who decides the terms of the auction, and this info needs to be written down in the description. Some info is mandatory, some isn't.

Mandatory:

Currency = It may seem stupid, but it's actually not. Maybe you accept only points, or only cash, or you accept both, but you need to *tell* people. Because there'll always be the intelligent guy who offers you cash when you don't have a paypal, or points when you ask for cash. At least you can tell them 'read the description' instead of 'I'm very sorry, but I accept only this kind of payment'.

Starting Bid = Doesn't matter if it's as low as 1, you need to set a starting bid. Because you can't say 'bid what you want' and when someone offers you 18, you tell them that it's a stinky offer because your pre-set adoptables are worth at least 180.

End Date = Tell your bidders when the auction ends. This tells them if they need to stay attached to the PC to bid or if they can go take a pee-stop and it's also a way to give them the assurance that the bidding is fair for everyone.

Imagine this situation: There's a bid war between two bidders. Bidder A has 500 max to give away in the auction but is called away from the PC to have dinner. The Auction Creator sees the last offer from Bidder B at 350 and thinks that Bidder A folded, or feels like the auction was long enough to satisfy him and closes the auction.

The Auction Creator might have earned more if he had waited, and Bidder B will be disappointed for having lost the auction and probably will be a little reluctant to bid again with that Auction Creator.

Not Mandatory:

Minimum Raise = You can set this if you are auctioning for high prices and don't want the bid to go up point by point. Many bidders know how annoying that is and limit themselves to numbers ending with a 0 or a 5, but some will use every single number available from 0 to 9 if you let them.

Autobuy/Buyout = You can set this as low or as high as you want, in comparison to the starting bid, depending on what you want to tell your bidders. A low one says 'Come on, it's low enough to autobuy, give me the little extra needed to reach it', a medium one says 'I know it's high but if the auction progresses it won't be that unreasonable, and you could be sure to get it' and a high one says 'you know, just in case'.

Reserve Price = I personally don't like this, because if you have a reserve price, what's stopping you from putting *that* as a starting bid? But if you have a price under which you won't sell, you need to tell your bidders and not sprung it on them after the auction has already started.

Bid Comment = You may want one of these to keep tidy the comment board, but face it, it's not going to happen. Unless you have the 'Oldest Comments First' option checked, your Bid Comment will be pushed under the new comments. People will ignore it anyway and bid where they feel like it. And you'll have to play shepherd because, even if you say 'bids not on the bid comment won't be considered', you'll still go tell people because bids are yummy and you don't want to lose them.

Auction Time
So you have set all the terms, have posted the Auction and are ready for the bids. I like to keep a 'Highest Bid' line in my auctions, so people can check up there who's leading the auction without browsing all the comments.

Always remember to tell a bidder if they've been outbid, until they tell you that they fold. Remember that people have a life outside the internet (Orly? Yarly!) and just because they don't reply to your oubid comment, it doesn't mean that they won't reply to the second one when they see them.

Auction End
So the auction is over. Write the winner's name in the Adoptable Description and ask for the payment.

When does an auction end?
Time Ending 1 = The auction ends within [X Hours, decided by the Adoptable Creator] from the first bid
Time Ending 2 = The auction ends within [X Hours, decided by the Adoptable Creator] from the moment the Auction Adoptable has been posted
Bid Ending = The auction ends when the highest bid has remained the same for [X Hours/Days, decided by the Adoptable Creator]
Random Ending = The auction ends when the Adoptable Creator feels like it

What if the winner doesn't pay me?
Give them a time limit (one day or two, usually), and after that give the adoptable to the second highest bidder.

No one bid on my auction.
Well, perhaps something went wrong. Try to check these things about your auction:

Exposure
Auctions are harder to sell than normal pre-set adoptables (don't ask me why), so submitting it to 4-5 groups is not going to cut it. Unless you're the Adoptable God, have 1 million pageviews and people scratch at your message board to ask you for adoptables.

Information
Did you write down the Currency, Starting Bid and the End Date? Lack of information is something that discourages people from bidding, because it's up to *you* as seller to organize the auction, not them. And how can the bid correctly when they don't know the rules?

Time Ending 1
Time Ending 1 is a double edged blade. Because when it starts, people bid faster (and higher) to get it within the time limit, but if it doesn't start, you remain with an unsold adoptable. Try Time Ending 2 if you don't have the patience to do the Bid Ending.

Pricing
I've written a Journal about pricing adoptables, but unfortunately Auctions rarely follow the usual pricing rules. They don't have a set price outside the Starting Bid and depend on how much the bidders like the design, so they're exclusively dependent on the design and art quality.

Hear the sound of truth, people can't see behind what's physically in front of them. It doesn't matter that you spent a month on that drawing or that you think that the quality has improved a lot from your gallery level. People don't care about your time, they don't care about your gallery, if they don't think the art is worth it, they won't bid.

You can try doing a NYP Adopt, and see how much people are willing to give you for a design similar to the one you offered for auction. Then, based on how much you earned and how much was bid, you can raise the stakes a little and do another auction, with a similar price range to what you got in the NYP Adopt.

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## Difference between selling Art and selling Meat

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 2, 2013, 12:48 AM

Greetings Ryceballs. Today I am gonna be talking about the differences between selling art and selling meat.

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It is absolutely fascinating how different the two can be! ... Well first of all, an artist likes their work to be appreciated and let the audience see for themselves whether they want to buy their artwork or not. While a butcher (ESPECIALLY ASIAN ONES LIKE THE ONE IN THE ARTWORK) only cares about selling the meat and making the profit, they have no sentimental feelings towards what they are selling, because if they do then there won't be any meat to sell right? One of the main rule of a butcher is to have no emotional attachment towards the animals, because they know sooner or later the animal needs to be chopped up. Well what about artists? Well they put their blood, sweat and tears into their artwork to make it as pretty as possible, all in hopes that the audiences would enjoy their art as much as the artist enjoy making them. NOW here's the thing though. Art as you know is quite subjective, this applies to music, poems, paintings etc. Most of the time if the subject matter isn't to a person's liking, then it would be hard to convince them that what they have in front of them is more than what it looks, this is especially true to for example a stick figure drawing. Imagine if I have a whole wall of my usual drawings, then in the middle of the vibrant colors and complex details, I have a blank artwork with a stick figure on it.

Not even a well drawn stick figure, took me 3 seconds to draw. And my task is to sell that stick figure drawing, HOW AM I GONNA SELL THAT? Who in their right mind would wanna buy that?! Well exactly, so what I need to do is bullshit my way through, I could say "Ok, I have spent hours on this drawing, NO actually I spent days! Oh you think the artwork is simple? You cannot be more wrong, the contrast of the black outline on the man's body pops out of the plain simple white background to convey a yin and yang balance which also symbolizes the world's good and evil, it is some deep stuff! OH DID I ALSO MENTION that if you look at the stick figure artwork everyday, you will feel happier? Yeah its true, it has been scientifically proven." bla bla bla etc etc. But guess what? People ain't stupid, they know what a stick figure is because at some point in their life they have drawn one before. Now a butcher selling meat on the other hand can bullshit their way as much as possible because the customer has no idea what the animal's life has been through before being chopped up. So very often you hear butchers (Well again, asian butchers in Hong Kong) telling the customers how great the meat is, how fat the cow was before it got killed, and how cheap their meat is in comparison to other places. The customer has no idea, OR MAYBE EVEN THE BUTCHER has no idea, but his job isn't to find out these things, his job is to cut up the meat and sell it for money. That's all he cares about. Money.

This brings me to a point (You probably thinking this journal has no point), when I go to conventions to sell my artwork, I am not selling meat. Therefore I don't try to hard sell my artwork to people, my rule is that if you like my artwork, you buy it, thank you very much. If you don't like my artwork, it is fine because it is not your taste and I won't try to FORCE you to buy something you don't like. Don't get me wrong, I still talk to the potential customers, but I do it out of politeness and just making conversation, not for the purpose of getting cash out of them. I won't be like "EVERYBODY COME LOOK AT MY ARTWORK, IT IS ONLY \$10 CHEAPER THAN EVERY OTHER STORES! Oh sir! Have you seen my artworks? It is fantastic and you should definately get one to hang in your house, OH you have no space? Well why not get it as a gift to a friend? WAIT don't go, ok just between you and me I will strike you a good deal because we are practically friends now with the 1 minute we spent talking to each other ok? HEY COME ON, BE A MAN! DO THE RIGHT THING!". Do you see the difference? Im not there just to make money, Im there to showcase my art and hope they are being appreciated, that's the life of an artist. If I sell my art like I am selling meat, just for the purpose of getting rid of the stock to make a buck, then I might as well become a salesman. AND sometimes you DO get people in the artist alley who are selling other people's stuff, and yes they DO sell the artworks like they are selling meat. Oh one more thing, you know what? I DON'T EVEN LOWER MY PRICES TOWARDS THE END OF THE DAY, not because I am a cheap fella, but because I think you shouldn't be rewarding those who came to your store late, how is this fair to the people who came by the store earlier? And lowering my price would just be like I am cheapening my art for the purpose of getting rid of it. Im not that low, sir.

So is it wrong to hard sell artworks you drew like they are meat? No its not, you can speak as much as possible about your artwork to convince the people that they should buy your art, but I just don't like to do it that way, its not like the more I speak the more attractive the artwork is gonna look, in fact an artwork is the easiest thing to judge on whether you like it or not, all you have to do is look at it and immediately you know whether you like it or not. Unlike a book or a movie or a piece of music which you may need to discover your feelings towards it.

So yes, there you go. I hope this journal makes sense to you, I know its a little bit confusing on what I am trying to say but there is a point in there somewhere...

Ry-Spirit cares.

IT IS CURRENTLY BACK FROM THE DESERT MONTH

## 2000+ WATCHERS RAFFLE (WINNER ANNOUNCED

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 9, 2013, 11:28 PM
EDIT:
LOL OMG I'M SO SORRY I COMPLETELY FORGOT TO RAFFLE//shotded
So I will do it now:
Here are the screenshots:

The winner is Congratulations!! You may note me with your desired character reference please <3
Thanks for all who participated and don't feel discouraged, as I will always do these raffles, so see you on the 3000 watchers raffle I guess xD

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I have more than 2000 watchers now, I'm so happy
So as I have promised, each time I reach 1000+ watchers than before(ex: 1000, 2000, 3000 etc) I will make an art raffle as a prize as a way to thank all my watchers.
The winner will receive a one character thigh-up in this style:

So to participate all you have to do is:
1) Be a watcher
2) Favorite this journal
3) This part is optional, but if you want to increase your chances of winning you can create a new journal/poll about this art raffle and post a link to this journal. To determine the winner, I will put the name of all people who faved this journal in this website: annabet.com/en/tools/Randomize… and if you do one of these I will put your name two times. If you make a journal/poll just post the link here.

Friday at midnight, Vancouver Time (GMT - 8:00) December 13th

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The second part of this journal will be about the movie Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Rebellion. If you pretend to watch this movie be cautious while reading this, I believe I haven't put any spoilers but still read by your one risk.

The first thing we saw was some sort of message from Madoka in english, I didn't pay fuckin attention to what they said because it was in FUCKIN ENGLISH ASDFG I WAS LIKE U ARE KIDDING ME THIS FUCKEN THING IS DUBBED?!?! WE WILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO THESE RIDICULOUS VOICES THE WHOLE MOVIE? And I think the crowd agreed with my thoughts because everyone was kind of startled. But thankfully after that was a part with the japanese seiyuu so I was relieved. I was seriously considering stepping outside that cinema if it was in English, I hate dubbed anime.
B- BUT AMG EVEN THE BEGINNING PART WITH A MESSAGE FROM THE SEIYUUS WAS PERFECT HNNNNNG. Kyouko-chan's seiyuu introduced herself and said that Kyouko is Sayaka's partner asdfgh hnnnng I almost died when she said dat amg!!!  And the crowd was so awesome asdfgh those reactions.
DAMN MY FEELZ WHILE WATCHING THAT MOVIE I don't wanna spoil for those who haven't watched it yet, but it was so beautiful HNNNNNNG so many HomuraxMadoka and KyoukoxSaya OMG !!!!! B-BUT DAT ENDING!! U GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!! THAT CAN'T BE THE ENDING PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME THERE IS GONNA BE A FOURTH MOVIE PLEASE!!!! MY HEART CAN'T HANDLE IT IF THAT IS THE LAST MOVIE!!! I AM REALLY SUFFERING, I NEED A FOURTH FINAL MOVIE!!!! I NEED MADOKA X HOMURA TO BE CANON ASDFGH//brick'd
WHEN THE MOVIE ENDING I WAS LIKE WTF??? ARE U KIDDING ME?? It was so weird, I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the credits, it seemed like the story was still on the middle or sth, the movie was kind of complex and I had to be focused all the time, but the problem is I couldn't because my head was thinking about OTP moments that just happened//shotded
Anyway that is all I will say for now. I pretend to watch this movie on the second show time again, this time trying to pay attention to EVERYTHING. I don't care if it's midnight and far from my home I GOTTA WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN!!! IT'S A FUCKIN MASTERPIECE!!!

After I finish that I might make a movie review.

<SPOILER ALERT> BUT DAMN MY FAVORITE PART WAS WHEN SAYAKA AND KYOUKO HELD HANDS IN BACKWARDS MAGNET STYLE AND SAYAKA SAID THAT THE ONLY THING SHE REGRETED WAS LEAVING KYOUKO BEHIND HNNNNNNNNNNG MY FEELZ AMG JUST CONFESS ALREADY OMG!!!!!
IF U DUN WANNA READ ALL OF THIS:
Summary of the movie: //shotded

Anyway if you watched this movie please share your opinions with me here and let's discuss it

• Mood: Suffering
• Listening to: Kagamine Len - Toluthin Antenna
• Watching: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion

## Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:03 AM

On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.

When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.

Today, August 7, 2013, marks deviantART's 13th birthday. In Internet years, reaching the 13-year mark is a momentous occasion, and it's not one we take for granted. Simply put, we would not exist without the support and enthusiasm of our passionate members, and we're thankful for that, and for you, every day.

• You can use whatever medium you prefer. If you don't prefer a specific program, we encourage you to use deviantART muro via the Add a Drawing tool in comments.
• Create a piece of artwork capturing your favorite deviantART memory.

The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh, and deviantART tabs of the Add Media sidebar, which are normally Premium Member features, can be used by all deviants. Have fun creating and sharing your work!

# Create a 13-Word Story!

As part of the birthday festivities, Journal Skins are free to use for all deviants for the next 13 days! To help you take advantage of this, we've created a 13th Birthday Journal Skin that you can install to dress your Journal up for the occasion, or you can choose a skin from the Installable Journal Skin gallery!

In addition, we have a Journal project for you and your friends to get involved in!

• Create a 13 word story and post it in a Journal titled ThirteenWords.
• Encourage your friends to continue the story in the comments on that Journal.
• Help craft a story with others! Browse the Journal Portal to find other deviants who are taking part, and comment on their ThirteenWords Journals!

In addition to the events included in this article, the Community Volunteers are holding contests and events throughout the day, so be sure to check them out and get involved!

Events Hosted by The Community Volunteers »

Seniority Announcement - August 2013 »

August 7th, 2013, marks deviantART's 13th birthday! In Internet years, reaching the 13-year mark is a momentous occasion, and it's not one we take for granted.  The deviantART community has grown, flourished, and prospered in the past 13 years, and we're thankful for that, and for you, every day. Please join us in celebrating another devious year of art!

## Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 10, 2013, 4:56 AM

Hello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.

You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to draw and improve so I can prove to the world that I am the very best and don't need a symbol to prove my worth, You just watch me!"

I think it reflects the community's attitude to their lack of symbol very well. Also I couldn't think of a symbol for 'prove' so I just made a symbol for 'poof' to substitute it. Alright well thats my proposal, I shall talk to the appropriate people and try to get this symbols approved. Although that would be countering what the last bit of the message is saying about how you don't need a symbol to prove your worth. BUT ANYWAYS!

Ry-Spirit cares.

IT IS CURRENTLY BACK FROM THE DESERT MONTH