quotes from..."I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."quotes from... in Personal More Like This
"Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them."
"You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?"
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
"If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up."
"It is better to know how to learn than to know."
"Everything stinks 'til it's finished."
"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut"
"Don't Cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
"Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~Theodor "Seuss" Geisel
Really guys? Really???I hate writing journals like this.Really guys? Really??? in Personal More Like This
I don't translate my work. Being a perfectionist, I would be at it for days trying to get one damn page right. And I just don't have that time. I'm sorry for the Spanish speaking watchers who only understand that language and can't read english. Really, I am.
But when you demand that I translate my work in a threatening tone or come and suggest that you translate it for me by posting my work on dA WITHOUT my permission first, that's when I get upset.
The Seer was bad enough, people doing it on other dang sites. Do not make me delete Truffula Trove, guys.
I hate having to constantly go through dA to see who's copying what. I have NEVER ONCE asked someone to translate their spanish work for my desires. If I was desperate to read it, I would type it into an online translator and read it that way. Or copy and paste. Sure, it's not the most accurate way, since you need to pay for the really good translators, but at least I can
PHINEAS AND FERB PANEL and bdayI will write a proper journal for this either tomorrow or monday afternoon. Until then... GEEZ, SO MANY COMMENTS... GAH XD THANKS GUYS!*glomps all of da*PHINEAS AND FERB PANEL and bday in Personal More Like This
In other news...
IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE PHINEAS AND FERB PANEL AT COMIC CON I HAD BETTER MEET SOME OF YOU THERE OH YES, I WILL BE WEARING A PURPLE SHIRT WITH AGENT P ON IT WITH PATTERNS OVER HIS BODY AND I WILL MOST LIKELY BE DRAWING IN A BLACK SKETCH BOOK. A BLACK ONE AND A RED ONE.
LOOK FOR MEH!!!!
Well, THAT's disappointing, DA...I submitted my film entry for the Train Your Brain contest yesterday, about six hours before the deadline, and it's STILL in freakin process. It says I need 5 thumbnails but it won't let me choose any.Well, THAT's disappointing, DA... in Personal More Like This
Fantastic. Worked my butt off on that animation and the freakin website isn't even letting me upload it. Sometimes, I can't stand this website. I squeezed in so much free time on this project just to find out that dA won't load it properly.
Congrats on another fail, deviantArt.
***sorry, had to rant. I'm pretty teed that it won'T work.
no typing for now...My wrists are slowly getting better... but probably for this week I won't be doing much typing. It takes a toll on my right hand and that's the one I need to draw with. So don't ask me questions please and if I go on skype, I may not type much for the next few days. It just makes my hand stiff and I don't like thatno typing for now... in Personal More Like This
But a BIG thank you to all of you that have wished me rest for my wrists <3
I really didn't expect that I'm trying to rest up, I promise. Big thankies to all my buds, Clau, Serina, Mel, Sassy, Kate, Zah-Zah, Pao and everyone else I can't check up on at the moment XD GREAT BIG HUGS TO YOU
Now I shall loosely sketch Ted and his pet dragon... no, it's not another comic. You'll see
And then off to bed. At ten thirty I think. Did that for the past two days and it feels GREAT.
One last thing: VERY IMPORTANT. If you can help, go read this journal here: ----> http://fav.me/d51cgvk
Love you all!
Please Read: Quick word to watchersnote guys: This journal isn't meant to be flame or anything, so please, no need to mention trolls or any other insult.Please Read: Quick word to watchers in Personal More Like This
Got a disturbing note. Read half of it and then deleted. i wont' say from who and I won't say what it was about. I'm just making things clear, especially for the younger watchers of mine:
When I sound upset online, I don't mean to. I hate sounding that way. When my faith gets attacked, That's when I get rude. I don't like being rude, but I can't help it. Try going through all of high school getting bullied. Being the unpopular girl. Being the one without an opinion.
Being the Catholic.
When I post certain things, like that PnF episode thing from a while back, I'm not mad at anyone in particular. I just get nervous and I tend to sound like I'm cracking. I know a lot of people apologize in comments and I don'T reply because i can't, but it doesn't mean that I'm mad at you. If you say "I'm so sorry! I really am!" I'm not actually mad at you. Honestly. And I don't want you
Music JournalHere's a fun experiment for you guys, if you wish to participate. I'm going to give a link to five different scores of music and you guys have to tell me what you felt as you listened to it. This exercise is supposed to be something of a warmup for your imagination. For you to understand exactly what kind of effect music has on us when we listen to it.Music Journal in Personal More Like This
Here are the rules:
1) If it's a track from a movie you know, please DO NOT tell me what happens in that scene in the film. That is not the point to this exercise. I know it'll be hard not to do that because of the chosen soundtracks, but try to be creative.
2) Tell me what emotions you feel while listening to the one you felt was strongest. So that means CHOOSE ONE to speak about. Angry, sad, joyful, blahblah XD
3) Be creative and have fun! Draw or something while you're listening
Okay, so here are the tracks:
dangitnuuuuuXD(minor edit: Ratatouille. I wanna draw more Ratatouille too XDDD)dangitnuuuuuXD in Personal More Like This
I am currently having a REALLY hard time deciding what to draw. I want to draw more Toad Patrol, I to do some Astro Boy, some Meet the Robinsons, finish some projects (three of which are something I'm doing with two besties (youknowwhoyouare), I wanna draw some more KICS and IJ....
Yus, I WILL finish the KICS model sheets, guys. I'm sorry it's taking so long to do Marlin's, I've just got so many other projects I need to finish before his model sheet. Like my grandparents' anniversary gift and such.
At least I picked up about four, five shifts for the next two weeks at the library. That brings in about 420 buckeroos... yep, libraries pay you LOTS of moneh for only 4 hours a day. My financial stress is a little less now, which is nice, because I can now finish my last commission too. (I AM SO SORRY ABOut THAT TOO REALLY )
I will try to have commissions opened by next week, though I can't promise. I work Thursday, Friday,
Devious Journal EntryJust drawin stuff.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
drawing. typing hurts my hands still.
drawing not so much.
gotta finish some pics for people and the comic page for tomorrow.
Devious Journal EntryEDIT: I know some people don't read journals and I know that most of those people are little kids who would rather just look at pictures. Which is understandable. But when they all come calling me a jerk or something for being snappy just because I am sick of drawing PnF, then yeah, expect me to be a jerk. I am not here to draw for YOUR pleasure, I am here because I WANT to draw. I got too much stress in that fandom, and although I am still a fan of that show, too much has happened for me to return to drawing it. I don't need to draw them in order to still be a fan.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
Frick. srsly. Call me a jerk. I don't give a hoot. I warned that I would get snappy, and I did. especially about the Seer. If you have a problem with it, unwatch me. Honestly, I don't care. I am into The Lorax right now and into OCs.
And to be clear, although I have nothing against the people who like those pairings, I don't like incest pairings of any kind, in any cartoon fandom, unless it was OTP, which norm
WE DID IT! NiGHTS into dreams... is being ported!Can I be honest? This is a post I'd been wanting and waiting to have to type up for many many years. Now that it's actually here I'm probably too happy and tearful to be able to word it properly.WE DID IT! NiGHTS into dreams... is being ported! in Personal More Like This
Today marks 16 years since the release of the original NiGHTS into dreams... on the SEGA Saturn.
Today marks the day that SEGA answered our dreams and the NiD15 campaign.
SEGA listened to us.
Guys... NiGHTS into dreams... is being ported to modern consoles.
We've finally got what we'd been begging for. A new generation of NiGHTS fans will now be able to experience what we love so much. Old fans will be able to play the game now for new reasons. And everyone else? Well welcome to something beautiful and life changing that will stick with you for a very very long time.
SEGA have been directly working with the fans on this one.
How do I know?
Guyyyyyyyys do me a favour :DMy superinsane often hyper partner in crime would like to borrow your earholes for a few minutes. If you like non sterotypical rap you'll like my DiGi. He doesn't rap about ho's, hydraulics and bling, he raps nerdcore about computer games and funny stuff. And he's British. We all like a bit of that sexy British accent ~ahem~Guyyyyyyyys do me a favour :D in Personal More Like This
He has a Facebook fan page that need you to click 'Like' :
Don't worry, he's not one ofthose irritating gits like me that spams stuff every 5 seconds. He wont be all up in your grill shoving 'CHECK OUT ME SICK NEW CHOONS BRUV' every day. He's more likely to be imprisoned for brandishing leeks and people and using Phantasy Star Online references.
Also he's working on a Mass Effect EP which he had studio produced, thats coming out in a few weeks I think. It's all rather badass.
So do me a favour and check out his page and Like his Facebook page. He deserves the love for working so hard
Bandcamp music pa
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I think the thing that's worth the most to me online with my art is the fans who write really awesome comments. I've had such brilliant feedback from you lot since i started the project. People who actually give a damn about the characters, remember details even i forget, folk who really get into what you do. It's really exciting for me, I love writing stories for people who truely appreciate them. Engelbaum fans are awesome. Thank you so much ;___;
I'm doing more today!
More written updates for N:DiDMore tommorow.More written updates for N:DiD in Personal More Like This
First page's writing is now online. I added the writing to the description. Enjoy~
Actually to hell with waiting. I'll upload a page of writing per comic description on existing pages as I complete it. I'll resub in a second.
Just to let you guys know I'm writing up a story version of Descent into Dreams (as it happens) for you guys. I miss writing a lot. Writing Windows to a Haunted Mind back in the day was a lot of fun. So consider Descent into Dreams writing fodder too.
It will be uploaded as a fic the day the last page of the intro goes online. I only have 2.5 pages left to complete of the comic so it will be very soon (ie) this week.
It will hopefully add an extra dimension to the scenes shown in the comic
*excited to write again*
Hi hi~Hi guys!Hi hi~ in Personal More Like This
Just to let everyone know that the deadline for the NiGHTS photo montage is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part You'll be seeing the result some time in the coming week. To see the people who wil be included check out (and like!) the Facebook comic fan page:
Thanks again. More pages of the comic incoming very soon since I'm off work again. I've been very busy recently, hence the lack of updates.
A lot of people have been asking me if I'll be attending Summer of Sonic this year, and I will, but I wont be selling anything, mostly due to the fact I'm completely broke -.-; I think I'll be just attending to get the chance to simply enjoy the convention itself. Being stuck behind a table gets really boring. I wanna mingle and harrass people *lol* So beware, you might be jumphugged by a roaming TRiPPY.
Other than that i hope you've all been doing fine.
The end of an era.(Crossposted from Monday nights FB post just incase anyone didn't hear the news):The end of an era. in Personal More Like This
I never ever wanted to write this post but I get the feeling that now is the time I should. Today was pretty much the straw that broke the camels back for me. I've done a lot of learning lately. Some might think I'm lucky but most days I'm quite sad inside because I miss being oblivious to the realities of things.
I'm not going to be modest or stoic in this post. I'm sick of being modest about how much I do for NiGHTS. I might not update my website much anymore but nobody other than a secret few know just how much I really did/do for the NiGHTS franchise, and the character himself. I pretty much gave up more than half my life for the guy and this company. I am honestly one of the most LOYAL and hard working fans I know. Where a lot of people might complain about something they don't like or think is unjust- I'd get up off my ass and go do something real about it even if it made people hate me or cause tro
NiGHTS MERCH Design competition WINNERS:The top 20 winners are now listed on my website:NiGHTS MERCH Design competition WINNERS: in Personal More Like This
The 30 runners up will be listed later tonight after dinner
To my watchersI just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for something important. To my internet friends close and far, old and new, thank you.To my watchers in Personal More Like This
I certainly don't use the internet as deeply as I used to back when i was maybe 21, a lot of experiences have changed me since then (both offline and online), but I still appreciate the people who would regard me as a friend. I'm not the behind the scenes interactive type i used to be, because I know way too many people directly to be humanly able to do this, but thank you to the people who understand and give me the space and time to do what I want. It's really weird, back when i first got online I enjoyed sending emails, spending all night online in chatrooms, sending PM after PM, but i don't have the attention or time (or lack of offline responsibility) to do that these days. I can think of only maybe two people online i contact semi-regularly. Not because I hate everyone else, don't think of anyone else or think i'm better than anyone else... but my cl
I joined Pixiv!I joined Pixiv yesterday. Anyone else on there?I joined Pixiv! in Personal More Like This
My account: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6136084
Also, be on the lookout for pageview number 200,000 on my DA page. First person to screencap it will get a little colored chibi from me.
*NEW PAGE ONLINE* Best Engelbaum dream ever...*NEW PAGE ONLINE* Best Engelbaum dream ever... in Personal More Like This
Oh my godddd I just woke up from the most fun dream ever! I dreamt me, DiGi and infractus met up in Edinburgh in the city center to do a little convention for the comic. We were sitting at a table when a couple of Gen cosplayers walked in and we all squealed a lot. But then one by one by one by one TONS of cosplayers showed up of all the Gens, old and new and original. Then this amazing cosplayer showed up as Imagni and we were all having this epic little (large) picnic outside in the sun.
Next thing we got surprise flashmobbed by a huge group of Numeratti cosplayers and the BEST and funniest Pendula. Our two groups were just throwing insults at eachother... oh god it was hilarious. The banter was the best. So this one girl got an idea to do this big street parade, Pendula jumps in and starts ordering everyone around like an events manager XD;
ENGELBAUM COSPLAY PARADE WAS HAD.
Can we please make this happen for real in the future? lol
PS) New Engelbaum page will
Sonic Art Collection MagazineSo what's thie Sonic Art magazine all about?Sonic Art Collection Magazine in Personal More Like This
First here's what would look like in the newsstand or local comic book store shelf.
Not bad huh? Just to clarify to everyone this is a mock publication that will be personally submitted (in person) to Archie Comics at Comic Con San Diego 2013 as a portfolio review (and as a gift too!). I plan to have a chat with Paul Kaminski (current Editor/Executive Director of Editorial at Archie Comics) and see what I need to do to gain a spot to work there in the near future.
And to be honest with you, many people here may think that I want to be one of the sequential artists, or be the one in charge of artistic direction (ie in the visual sense, like advanced story boarding ) of the stories that Ian writes for the Sonic series, or be one of those who help touch up the comic art (eg inker/colourist/letterer etc) but the reality is I'm not really interested in those aspects - and I know for a fact t
In Honour of the MIGHTY LIPS!!In Honour of the MIGHTY LIPS!! in Personal More Like This
For full details on how you can help contribute towards the project GO TO THIS LINK.
WORK-IN-PROGRESS (PART 2)
I needed a break from inking. So I did this for kicks.
Anyways as soon as I'm done with some amazing dinner I'll be back to inking the rest of the bad guys - then it's onto colouring! Weee!!!
Oh and of course, please check out the updated FAN ART gallery just below you - we've got some more amazing entries to be potentially added into the book!
Also I've decided to extend the fan art submission date to an extra three days. So officially the submission deadline for fanart is Tuesday, 21st January 2014. May the powers of an extension be with you!
That Explains Why...!That Explains Why...! in Personal More Like This
Credit goes to Brawkinthefamily.com. I randomly found this on Facebook and couldn't help but share it.
The animated version will make full sense of the joke but deviantART couldn't display animated GIF's of this nature on journals. Click here to see Tail's butt in action! lol
Anyways I've just finished penciling pages 3 & 4 to Sonic Boom: Unwrapped! I'm pretty chuffed with the results. = ) Right now I'll have to get my ass back into uni-work mode - got some assignments to finish off. Enjoy your week everyone!
Burnbot Wants Revenge!
I Got The Masterplan!!
It's been raining all day in San Francisco. I couldn't do much other than draw... And this is what I came up with!
Anyways, after watching 'The Wind Rises' with Svend Joscelyne (aka Dreadknux, creator of The Sonic Stadium and
The ALLIGATOR PIG SQUEALER!! (StH #252 Teaser)Off to a good start! I mashed up two awesome animals of our kingdom to create a unique sound for the hideous monster featured in Sonic the Hedgehog #252! Go and find out what 'it' sounds like, and it's nowhere near the sound of Cream's cuddly Tails Doll.The ALLIGATOR PIG SQUEALER!! (StH #252 Teaser) in Personal More Like This
Sneak Peak...!! (StH#252 At All Costs!)
LISTEN TO A MINI PREVIEW
Yup, I'm already working on the next one! Let's begin the campaign to complete the 'COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS' 'feature film length-ed' comic drama (I'll be giving myself 3-4 years to work on it).
Sonic Archie AUDIO BOOK (The Soldier - StH#254)
[DOWNLOAD THE MP3 via Darkspeeds' Soundcloud]
This is probably my best audio production of the Sonic Archie series yet.
I'm super pleased with my voice ac
My First Sonic Archie Issue Comic by MailToday marks a special day for me - as cheezy as it may be - my very first Sonic the Hedgehog (by Archie Publications) comic book issue has arrived at the doorstep to my residential address in San Francisco.My First Sonic Archie Issue Comic by Mail in Personal More Like This
I've been living in the states for over 2 months now and I'm lovin' it. I've always told myself whenever I'm purchasing the comics back home in Perth, Western Australia - "Damn, those guys livin' in the states are sure damn lucky, they got the comics for half the price (and even less when bought on a special discount via subscription!) compared to what I'm payin' over here!"
Now I don't have to live with that notion anymore - I'm finally here and enjoying my comics at ridiculous prices (got a year's worth of Sonic the Hedgehog & SONIC UNIVERSE for only $40.80 US, FORTY EIGHTY FOR FORTY FOUR ISSUES?! That's only NINETY THREE CENTS PER ISSUE (tax inclusive - BLIMEY HELL!! That's what I call a BARGAIN
Want to say thanks to Tracy Yardley?Want to say thanks to Tracy Yardley? in Personal More Like This
Folks I cannot stress how exciting this new year is going to be.
I'm in the process of applying for an Internship at Archie Publications Inc. for the Summer of 2014. Fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly - all the paperwork from Immigration US/Homeland Security can be a real pain in the butt.
Anyways now that I'm done with the first semester at the Academy of Art (averaging B/B+ grades!); spent quality time with me best mates via :iconchemb0t: and :iconevanstanley: for Christmas and New Years; and wished my family and friends a Happy New Years it's time to make full use of my three weeks before school starts this Spring 2014.
So here's the plan.
Before I make my way to the offices of Archie Publications I'm preparing another portfolio piece to showcase.
The project is entitled PIRATE PLUNDER PANIC. The purpose is twofold - the first one has already been explained above but the second is to say a
Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks! in Personal More Like This
Hey guys and gals! I just want to post this out while I'm taking my time backtracking on getting the rest of the contacts - ie. of those who have contributed to the book. I'm also going to post all of the special contributors, fan artists, and all the fans who got their questions and shout-outs featured in the book on this page as a tribute to the success of the project and, of course, to :iconyardley: for being so nice and awesome.
Here's what he had to share with me this evening:
I got the book and it looks fantastic. You did a marvelous job on it. I could go on about it, but suffice it to say that this is the nicest, most thoughtful gift I've ever received.
I do really want to give a personal thanks to all the people who helped. If you could give me links to their DA accounts or emails, I would greatly appreciate it so I could drop them each a quick line.
Back to School!! (Semester 2 at the AAU)Just a quick snapshot of my second semester at the Academy of Art university!Back to School!! (Semester 2 at the AAU) in Personal More Like This
The four classes I'm taking are:
i) Human Anatomy (upgrade from Figure Drawing last semester)
ii) Still Life Painting (seriously AWESOME fun! I love oil painting now!)
iii) Cloth Figure Drawing (that lecturer reminds me of Jack McBrayer! Seriously! XD)
iv) Perspective (you can see my homework progress on the last 4 photos)
So far all of my lecturers have been nothing short of impressive. They're passionate, exceptional in their technique and wonderful teachers.
On my previous semester I gained a high B average which is not easy to get in any art school, so I'm really proud of that. Nevertheless let's see how I go with this semester, because this is going to be my last one too. More on the why in future - but for now let's make the very most out of it!
My new oil paint set!! After Shel
YEEEARRGGGHHHH!!! A Pirate's Pride!!YEEEARRGGGHHHH!!! A Pirate's Pride!! in Personal More Like This
For full details on how you can help contribute towards the project GO TO THIS LINK.
YEEEARRGGGHHHH!!! A Pirate's Pride!!</b>
My Next Masterpiece...?
YEEEARGGGHHH!! First person to figure out what the hell is going on this thumbnail shall get the gold!!
Interview Questions CLOSED!! (Also, MAZE ATTACK!!)
And while I'm at it some more behind the scenes stuff! CHECK OUT THIS MAZE ATTACK that Zaza's working on! Woot!</b>
And how far am I into the coloring of 'Ava
I'm almost there...! (No time for sleep!)Hey guys and gals,I'm almost there...! (No time for sleep!) in Personal More Like This
I'm in my final month of classes before the end of the very first semester - gosh it's gone by pretty darn quick!
I've got four more major assignments to do but before that I got this bloomin' bugger to hand in by 8:30AM for Analysis of Form class.
8 hours into it...
Another 4 hours into it...
It's currently 1:00AM and I ain't stopping!
But yeah I'm okay since I had plenty of rest the past couple of days - I had a soar throat and it makes my body weak to do anything. I'm getting better and feeling confident that I can finish this - not to an A level but at the very least to a level where I'm pretty damn satisfied with my work.
Remember this rendering exercise that I did a couple months ago?
Well basically this Still Life project puts all those skills to work - from technical drawing to full rende
SYAC London Contest WINNERS!I meant to say who won the contest before I left for London... but packing up for the trip proved to be more time consuming than I had anticipated. Then I was gone for like 2 weeks, and then another week to get over jet lag and get caught back up again and.. BLAH! I'M REALLY SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG!SYAC London Contest WINNERS! in Personal More Like This
Anywhoooo... I can finally reveal the winners to the SYAC London Fanart Contest! YAY!
Visiting Covent Garden
When I saw this piece I was blown away. So much detail, so many characters, and so much personality thrown in here. I love the subtle details of Alex Ze Pirate, Tom, Joe, Tenko, etc all being in the background. Plus Cleo just looks so cute and embarrassed!
Carl and the Lion
This was one of the first entries and what I really enjoyed about it was the personalities being brought out of the characters. Not only does Carl look well rendered, but he's trying to tell the history of th
Resting Up and Suggestions?Stressed OutResting Up and Suggestions? in Personal More Like This
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I think I need time away from the internet. Both to relax and to brush up on my artwork. I am genuinely sick of all the hate surrounding my namesake online, and when I say "genuinely," I mean it. The stress that the recent resurgence of trolling I've gotten has caused me to be quite ill. I know I shouldn't let what anonymous people on the internet say about me get to me, but it does. I need time to recuperate, to spruce and fix up SYAC, and to get back to a point where I genuinely enjoy drawing again. Right now there's no love or passion in my artwork, and it's mostly because of my defeated attitude: "Why bother, they'll just tear it apart anyway."
That whole "project positive" has been a complete bust too. I failed to live up to the idea, and in the process got really sick. I guess trying to force out a constant positive attitude like that was a mistake.
Still working, plus a surprise!
In the meantime, I have still be
Fandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals On FandomsFandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals in Personal More Like This
Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of thing
Censoring the InternetA few weeks ago I made mention of feminist Anita Sarkeesian who started a kickstarter for a web series called "Tropes Vs Women" specifically centered around how women are portrayed in video games.Censoring the Internet in Personal More Like This
Despite the fact that kickstarters are payed for by people who've made the decision they want to contribute their money to the project, Anita came under attack from gamers for "scamming" audiences when her fund far exceeded the target goal. Just this past week it's come out that a 25 year old man from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, created a video game where the object is to punch the crap out of Anita. Wounds, bruises, and blood gush out the more you beat her up in this virtual game, and it's drawn some widespread attention.
Whether you agree with her viewpoint is not the issue, it's the fact that this retaliation is just "wrong" on so many levels. Do these people realize that what they're doing is shooting themselves in the foot? Making a video game where you beat up someone who's making
MCM updatesHey everyone. A lot has happened within the past few days, some good and some bad, so I figured I should just give a quick update.MCM updates in Personal More Like This
First off this convention has to be one of the busiest and biggest conventions I have ever been to. I mean, I've been to the NYC comic con before and it was nothing like this! The turnout has been absolutely fantastic! Thank you everyone for coming out to see me!
I've had a few fans give me artwork and that's always a treat. One even reshape my kneaded eraser into pinky pie for me too. That was quite a lark! As you know, humon, vitaly, and stupid fox are here too and we have an anthology we've been selling. After a while of selling them I started to notice humon and vitaly were writing messages back and fourth like "bring me cake" or "the cake is for me! Not you!" and other fun stuff.
Overall I have been incredibly impressed at the intensity of this convention. I really have not experienced anything like it!
However, as awesome as this convention has been t
Mature themes in American AnimationWhen I first discovered Anime, my mind was blown. Here were Japanese animations being made which told adult stories with sex, violence, and all sorts of things I'd never seen before done in American films. As a teenager the constant pandering to children and the reluctance to accept more mature themes and ideas in American animated films pissed me off. Why can't american cartoons be taken more seriously and have stuff for adults too outside of South Park and The Simpsons?Mature themes in American Animation in Personal More Like This
In 1998 Stephen Spielberg tried to change that. After having a successful run of kids cartoons (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pink and the Brain, etc), he took it a step further by giving us a PRIME TIME cartoon series aimed at adults. It was called "Invasion America." It was a sci-fi epic, featured a slew of big name actors including Leonard Nimoy, and featured more adult oriented themes such as sex, violence, and swearing!
It sucked and was a resounding failure.
The epic plot they were trying to weave would never be compl
Nintendo, Copyrights, Science vs TrollsNintendo Direct BombshellNintendo, Copyrights, Science vs Trolls in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Direct unveiled a bunch of big announcements the other day, the highlights being a HD remake of Wind Waker, announcement of a new Zelda, a new Yoshi's Story game, a new 3D Mario game, a new Mario Kart game, and a new Smash Bros game to be unveiled at E3 this year. Other info like a possible sequel to Xenoblades, updates on Bayonetta 2, and a forthcoming WiiU firmware update that'll alleviate some of the sluggish load times and unlock the Virtual Console (as well as the announcement that Gamecube games and GBA games will be possibly sold in the eShop).
Quite a lot of info, but here's my question. Why is everyone surprised at it? I've lived through every console generation with Nintendo and I can honestly say, a lot of this wasn't really a surprise to me. Like, yeah of course they're gonna make a new Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and 3D Mario game. It's friggin' Nintendo. Why is that a surprise? It's not like those are second tier franchises like Metro
Good Grief.I wish satire/sarcasm wasn't so easily missed on the internet. It's really discouraging to create something that obviously is meant to be taken as a joke, only to see hundreds of people respond to it like it's "serious business."Good Grief. in Personal More Like This
The Future of SYAC?I'm leaning on the side of axing it entirely. I know that I pretty much owe my online "fame" to the popularity of SYAC, and that despite a small core group of naysayers the vast majority of my watchers love the series... but I personally have always had problems with it. It was never meant to be more than a few strips long, and my attempts to turn it into a full blown series have been awkward and clumsy at best.The Future of SYAC? in Personal More Like This
Using myself as the main character for SYAC was a huge mistake, one which I realized early on and one which you can see me struggle with throughout the rest of the series. Even after completely retooling it to be a new story with Emily and Jade, I didn't get very far into it before complications forced me to stop. I don't really want to do anything with SYAC right now, but at the same time I understand there are a lot of fans of the series I need to consider. So here are a couple of ideas I had on what I could do with it, but feel free to jump down into the comments secti
Art news, tumblr, editors, and stuff!theoatmeal.com being suedArt news, tumblr, editors, and stuff! in Personal More Like This
So theoatmeal.com's Matthew Inman is in trouble again. He politely asked website funnyjunk to remove his re-posted comics from their site, and they're retaliated by trying to sue HIM for $20,000. You can read more about the situation here: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter Matthew has responded by making fun of the situation and generating a kickstarter fund to donate to charity instead.
I can't say that I don't empathize with where Matthew is coming from. Far too often I get e-mails telling me that one of my comics has been re-posted on some other site, usually one of those lol sites like funnyjunk, or 9gag, or damnlol. At first I was angry with it, because it takes away pageviews from my free content, and thus cuts away at potential profit I could be earning. Ad revenue generated by pageviews are how a vast, vast, VAST majority of web comics are able to remain free and profitable, and sites like those tend can be damaging to us if sources an
A new spin-off that seems awfully familiar...http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/02/mlp-spin-off-series-confirmed-rumor.htmlA new spin-off that seems awfully familiar... in Personal More Like This
Did... did that big corporation who owns all the candy-coloured ponies just steal Lauren's pet project?
I'm so confused at the moment. If that is the truth, however, all I can say is... dick move, guys. Dick move.
YooToon, here I come!Lo and behold, I have some exciting news to tell you.YooToon, here I come! in Personal More Like This
On March 26th, Amid Amidi made a post on Cartoon Brew about Butch Hartman's latest project, YooToon Studios (see the post here: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/fairly-oddparents-creator-butch-hartman-plans-to-launch-online-animation-channel-yootoon.html). What you're looking at is a YouTube channel created and controlled by Hartman to promote online cartoons made by... wait for it... whoever submits his creations to him. That's right.
Little did I know how something like this would've affected me so deeply. I've been an animation fan ever since I was barely able to walk and the idea of making a cartoon, just like that, and having millions of people see it is simply way too wonderful to be true... and yet, here we are.
Oh wait, YouTube launched back in 2005. Guess I could've done this much sooner. Oh well. The point is, making a cartoon, having a well-known animator release it under his company and getting those views... man, wha
Jingle All the Way (is a bad movie)Okay, so, the world didn't end three days ago and we got to Christmas, once again. Yay! I don't think there's that much to say this year, I've had my hands full of work, both here and both IRL. I'm a real Christmas nut, so that's partially to blame, I can't help it but whatever I do I end up stressing myself out with all the preparations.Jingle All the Way (is a bad movie) in Personal More Like This
As for 2013, I'm looking very much forward to it and a huge 'thank you' for that goes to all the wonderful people who have commissioned me during this year, not to mention those who didn't but nevertheless supported me by faving my art and taking their time to comment my pics. Early next year, I'm finally able to retire my current PC and take the step to the 64-bit era (yeah, I was lagging behind that badly). I still have one more commission that I'm probably able to finish this year and, if I can find time, I might be able to whip up a crude New Year's Eve pic as well. Those two will be the final pictures that I will be finishing with the help
Disney to acquire Lucasfilm, SW Ep. 7 in 2015http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-news/press-releases/2012/10/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltdDisney to acquire Lucasfilm, SW Ep. 7 in 2015 in Personal More Like This
WHAT THE ACTUAL F-
Amid, I know you were wrong about ponies but I'm afraid you are actually correct this time.
CLOSED!Accepting Commissions (again, with LIMITS!)I am not taking any new orders at the moment, sorry! If someone cancels their order or I end up having additional time, I will reopen.CLOSED!Accepting Commissions (again, with LIMITS!) in Personal More Like This
Currently working on :iconMechaGhidorah:'s commission.
http://dltoon.deviantart.com/art/Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bleh-336253659 ––– for :iconjavidluffy:
If your name is missing from the queue list, please PM me.
NEW! I've lowered the prices on my cheesecake commissions and added new definitions for the mid-prized commission (you'll get a more detailed picture for this price than before)!
I will be working on them from November 2012 to early February 2013, after which I'll concentrate on other projects. If you miss your chance, you'll be able to try again later in 2013, probably during its last quarter. However, you can still PM me about from March 2013 onwards, I may have time to do a random commission every now and then!
(CLOSED!) Commissions, 12/2012UPDATE: Once again, I had forgotten how busy the holiday season can get. I've had little to no time at all to concentrate on my commissions as I've been busy cleaning, cooking, decorating, calling, writing, driving... you know, the usual. Also, I will soon be upgrading to a new computer so that will also take some time as I have to do all the configurations and transfer all my files. I doubt I will have time to do some actual sketching until next year, so right now I'll be working in Photoshop and inking/colouring one of the commissions I already have sketched. As for the traditional New Year's Eve pic, I can't say if it's going to be made or not.(CLOSED!) Commissions, 12/2012 in Personal More Like This
I am not taking any new orders at the moment, sorry! If someone cancels their order or I end up having additional time, I will reopen.
In order to avoid art blocks (see previous journal entries regarding my earlier commission run this year), I've decided to try working on multiple commissions at the same time. What this means
RUMOUR: The Powerpuff Girls to be rebooted in '13?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l59cg62wqpYRUMOUR: The Powerpuff Girls to be rebooted in '13? in Personal More Like This
UPDATE #1: my brain finally caught up after the initial shock and I realized that even though I got the news via email from a good friend, no sources were mentioned besides Genndy Tartakovsky and Lauren Faust answering to fans' questions about it. I don't know Genndy's Twitter account or even if he mentioned anything about it on that particular service but I found some vague information from Lauren: https://twitter.com/Fyre_flye/status/265117167928872960.
Again, sorry if this turns out to be fake (or rather, hooray!), I just tend to be very passionate about things that I love and the mere idea of having such a perfect show like PPG to be rebooted is just... no. Why not create something original or, if you absolutely have to use the same franchise, continue the story or create a spin-off? The lousy thing about the remakes is that they tend to completely overshadow the original product (unless they really, really suck). Also, what
About the webcam imagesAs most of you know, I run a side project on the webcam section of my dA page where I highlight cartoon episodes, short animation, animated TV specials and feature-length animations that I consider to fail one way or another. Instead of just placing a screencap there, without any explanation (because there's no text field option for the webcam), I made this thing into a "what if" scenario where the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 has to endure watching bad cartoons. Seeing the iconic Shadowrama on top of a screencap pretty much tells you all that need to know. I do write descriptions for each and every webcam picture that are hosted by Photobucket but I don't expect people to go there and read them so the Shadowrama treatment is still, IMO, a must. I aim to change the image on a monthly basis and highlight episodes from different cartoons.About the webcam images in Personal More Like This
What some of you probably didn't know is that I'm open for suggestions regarding the webcam image. If you recall, most of the pics I've
Pixel art or pixel tracing?I was hoping to have written my next journal post about something that's fun and interesting but sadly I had to replace 'fun' with 'disappointing':Pixel art or pixel tracing? in Personal More Like This
It's funny how a 'Professional Artist' has to trace from a 'Hobbyist'. Wait, no, it's not funny at all. It's that other word.
Temporary (art) hiatusAs some of you already know, I've had some hardware issues with my new PC ever since I got earlier this year and recently it got so bad that I actually had to send it off to be repaired. So, I'm once again stuck using my portable, which is even slower than my old PC and only has Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 installed on it. To put it bluntly, I'm stuck and steamed until I get my computer back (I still have one more commission to finish).Temporary (art) hiatus in Personal More Like This
What this also means is that I may have to postpone my erotic fan art's fifth anniversary and all the things I planned on doing for prepartions. It's still going to happen but I doubt I'll make it before March 3rd. As a person who prefers to plan things well ahead, this stings quite hard.
On other news, I've finally bought myself a graphics tablet. It's a large-sized Wacom Intuos 5 Touch and while it's a whole new, weird feel sketching with it, so far I'm liking it. Eventually, I hope to adopt it as my primary inking tool eventually and phase out Photos
You guys still there?[this topic was purposly meant to be questioned in the poll section, but because I no longer have subscription, I might as well take it up here in journal and receive your opinions from here]You guys still there? in Personal More Like This
Peace be to you all boys and girls!
As you all may have noticed, we're still alive, there were no doomsday as some people proclaimed, so we're all good. For me personally, I never believed in doomsday since from day 1. I guess you can say that I'm more a faithful person who puts her trust in God and not some people who claim things, and then earning money out of it. What's most strange though according to the articles I read from newspaper is that the Mayan people themselves never actually believed in the idea of the world coming to an end, only that their calender stops in 2012. They were even asked why people outside the world panicks about it. Like for instance the people who fled to France to hide in mountains, because they assumed that it is the "safest place" in case of any natural distaster
Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!Happy 21st Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!!!Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^! in Deviant Events More Like This
Care to join guys?, give your best shout out for the awesome blue !
And also I will feature some 21st artworks here and I want to gather them as many as possible, for the character we all know and love If you guys are working on the artwork and you want me to feature it here, let me know and also link me if there's any other 21th anniversary artworks, so I can take them in here ^^
And oh the reason why I made this journal is because of the timezones, so the birthday of Sonic will reach here about 2 hours, so its one of the reasons why I made this journal just to clear up misunderstandings hereXD
21th anniversary artworks
Thank you Everyone!Dear God...I don't know what to say,you guys..you GUYS are just the best XD !!!~ I've been through 40 pages with greetings and wishes from you all, and all I really want to say guys is, Thank you~Thank you Everyone! in Personal More Like This
Also the gifts I received from you guys...your'e just amazing I swear X,D, so many awesome gifts I got; points, pictures, videos,giftcards,Steam games(Thank you Ed, you know who you are ; )), notes,premium membership(Thank you :iconwhisperDragon:, still waiting for you to come over and eat cake ; D) ,muros and alots ALOTS of greetings and wishes. Right now I wish I could just push a button where it says "hug everyone" and just pushing it without hesitating X,D!
So again, thank you!Despite that I'm getting ready to exam that will hold next week, seeing all this coming from you guys, just gave me much strenght to smile and keep working for the best. Because of this good feeling I got from you,it is the greatest gift among all gifts I can get
Also, I want to ask you guys for
It's been a whileFirst I'd like to apologize to many of you who have sent me notes and comments that are left with no responses from me, so I want to say I'm sorry and I hope you don't hold any grudge on me ^^'It's been a while in Personal More Like This
Secondly, I'd like to say that it has been a while since I've been talking to you guys, and also that I haven't been posting since almost two or 1 1/2 month ago, I've been quite busy this summer with lots lots of work. Also the fact that I'm fasting this month(which is called Ramadan, I don't know if many of you are familiar with it)and for that reason I try focusing and learning more about this special holiday and its story, its meaning and etc, its almost like meditating or dwelling in some spiritual way where you have to abstain from things that attempt you, like music and high tech stuff,which does explain why I dont do much here(mostly also because of lazyness XD). but of course Ramadan isn't only about fasting. If you're interested into knowing about what Ramadan is, you can always visit a
Long time no see I guess...Hello people and peace be to you all = )Long time no see I guess... in Personal More Like This
As you may have noticed, I've been quite inactive in this site due to the following reasons I have, which I believe most of you have expected beforehand. In short, college and work are two major reasons that keeps me away from doing the things I like to do, like drawing.. = )
Also someone asked "missyuna, why dont u just draw in weekends or something in that time?" well it may seem like a possible option, but then again I have work and not to mention the family activity during that time. Other reasons I have, which probably is what slows my drawing process down is my computer,..its not doing well and it hates me =,(.
But hopefully, I will be able to get it fixed by someone I know, and of course it is possible that I might buy a new computer in short time. Also I have comic that I'm working on for someone,which will be a surprise ; )
Anyways, I'll try keep updating and maaayyybe manage to show off some works I have done once my computer st
Questions from me?+giftsHey Everyone !Questions from me?+gifts in Personal More Like This
Hope you all having a good time wherever you are, and man the time suuure flies fast huh, we're already in march O_O!
But anyway, I'd like to ask you all a favor. Since you all asked me questions on my previous journal, I'd like to ask you all this very simpel question(okay maybe 4 XD), and I'll be very interested to hear your story about it, or just write something very short, -your answers doesn't have to be that long XD
The questions are: "How did you get to know Sonic, and(if you're an artist)how did you get into drawing Sonic Fan art or doing animations and why?"
And also: " So far after all the news and updates about "Sonic 4: Epsiode II", how excited are you about it, any comment you like to share on that ?"
And oh before I end this, I'd like to feature some very nice gifts I received from very good friends of mine, and I can't express how happy I am for the gifts they made and the fact they contributed their time to make them. T
For those who care : )~Well guys, I hope you all are doing all well, hope everything goes smoothly with whatever you're doing, whether its school, work or elsewhere.For those who care : ) in Personal More Like This
This is definitely no big news, but I thought to show you guys the interview I had with a member from RadioSEGA. If you guys are interested to know what is said, you can go here if you like : http://www.radiosega.net/news/features/2012/10/sega-fans-chronicles-chapter-x-missyuna/ , just to see what my responses for the following questions are. I know I know, my english is very poor, but try comprehend it while you read X,D. If there's any questions, or anything personal that you dont want to share in public, do send me note, I'll be happy to read them ; )
I have to say it was fun to answer them; especially the quick shots part XD. I wanted to show you this, so you can get to know a little on how I first started drawing and why I'm a SEGA fan and etc..thank you KC for the interview! It was indeed a pleasure, makes my day ^___^~
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Shadow's Handsome Smile by SilverHedgiethe ultimate life form by mariekehepkema:thumb291916250::thumb291923488:contest entry for missyuna by mykittyjasperSmile by DgShadowChocolatefor sonic smile contest by Bladethesnivy:thumb292009628:Smile :D by KeenTeen24Friendly battle by SpeedComicsSmile by FruitsoSmile! Spring is here :) by DunaLonghorn.:CE:. Gentle Smile by Chicaaaaa:thumb287696567:smiles by shadamyfan905Smile by ChikaTheChameleonThe Shadow Smilez by Hidan457CE Sol Mates by BarktheBearJust Smile by ahitosineaSugar High Silver by LuckyShadow123Sonic and Tails by aindaniaScourge and Fiona: A Badass and his Girl by Krispina-The-Derp::CONTEST ENTRY: -SMILE!- by SwedensSweetHeart96Found you, sonic. by bluerosefantasy::CE:: Strollin' with Tails by koda-sodaHappiness is Freedom to Run Around :D by Chiblu:thumb292626466:Smile and make your day a bit Brighter :) by PenfanOHS : Smile, Handsome by SallysFunnyKissTails Sketchin by daQUIET-1:thumb292819539:CE: Hehe that's pretty funny dude by Auroblaze:thumb292962431::CE: Shadow's Smile by spade9180:thumb293092978:Like this? by SIM0N2:thumb293189450::thumb293337550:Contest: Smile by juriesss:thumb293384558::thumb293387317:Sonic Generations after by HearlessSoulDon't worry, be happy by SonicTheDerp:thumb293395246:Chaotix smile by Tabersnack'Smile' by Blue-ChicaSmiling rouge ('smile'contest) by BreeTheBat:thumb293771667:Team Chaotix Smile - contest entry by Nico-Robin09:thumb293857824::thumb293947
Sonic Reboot thing+r.i.p penHey guys, its been a while, you know..busy life with school and work. Speaking of school well I will be having exam about 5 weeks ahead, which is why I don't update much here, well you guys understand XD...aaand my pen took its day off...for good so now I will have to buy myself a new one T_T.Sonic Reboot thing+r.i.p pen in Personal More Like This
It has been malfunctioning last year, so every since summer I have been working with arts with that very same "broken" pen. But then it hit the floor and got broken since it was so loose, and it was buai buai and off to garbage(or to my closet for safekeeping XD), I guess the pen took suicide.............................
Contest and exam <:,CHello everyone and peace be to you all ^^!Contest and exam <:,C in Personal More Like This
Its been a while and thought to let you guys know that I pretty much use most of my time to work towards the exam in about 3 weeks :iconscaredplz:...so then I will need that time to do so(and again to those who still waits for the collabs and artrades, please have patient and I promise I'll get to them once I survive the horror day)
Also I made this journal because of a contest I want you guys to join : D!(if you guys want to that is cause I can't force you and all although I wish I had the ability to do so hehehe >: )
The OHS club is hosting a "Sonic 4 Episode II" themed contest, , so why not try give this a shot and join !~You can read all about the rules and deadline from this link here:
What you'll get out of this is pretty much well... good experience in making art and also some neat prizes too, and there will probably be added s
WOC JOURNAL SKIN TESTtesting testing :'DDDDWOC JOURNAL SKIN TEST in Personal More Like This
my own journal skiin~ >u
VentventventWell...Ventventvent in Personal More Like This
What can I say?
Here's what I think right now
Some people get a nice sweet 16 at this time, or at least get something worthwhile on their birthday to cover it up. Want to know what I got for my birthday? Of course I wasn't expecting to get much since we have no money right now, but I'll tell you the things I did get. I got about $40 ($20 each from my aunt and grandma) and a box of body lotions from my aunt. The one single thing i asked from my parents was to just simply watch the lorax, don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at my parents. But when we went to go watch it in 3D it sucked, the glasses didnt even work. So the only other thing I got yesterday was a freaking ice cream from razzmatazz in the mall. All I was able to do yesterday was get on my sisters damn iPhone so I was able to talk to ash for a bit, and even that Ickes, because my damn sister decided to be a greedy ass and not even bother to be nice to me on my birthday. So yesterday went by
Join.me once againoh my god i love owl cityJoin.me once again in Personal More Like This
drawing something worthy
o-osorry about the delay on shito-o in Personal More Like This
i just havent felt like drawing for a few days now
and when i doodle something, its not worthy of being finished
i've had ideas run through my head, plenty of them (more like little kind of story things but whatever ) but i just... don't feel like drawing them out :I
maybe i need to change up my style a bit? idk
but yeah, that's why there's a delay on stuff, srry :S
HEY GUYS, GUYSMY CRAPPY WEEKEND LEAD TO AN AWESOME TUESDAY 8DHEY GUYS, GUYS in Personal More Like This
LETS PLAY A GAME SHALL WE?
IM AN HP
IM A BIRTHDAY PRESENT
IM A WINDOWS 7
I HAVE A TERRA BYTE OF MEMORY
WHAT AM I?
i probably over exaderated on my last journal now that i read it again, but like i said, i was just really sad '''OTL
TIMEZ TO GO DOWNLOAD MAH SHIZZ
ahhh shitim sick OTLahhh shit in Personal More Like This
my dad gave me a couple of pain pills earlier, so i feel a tad better than how i did this morning, but my god, im hurting everywhere OTL
my headache and body aches are slowy coming back too ;A;
this sucks OTL
i got like... idk, 1 hour of sleep last night at around 7 a.m or something because i felt like absolute crap OTL
and i try to take a nap, and i start burning up Dx
ffff, oh well, hopefully this'll go away before next week, or else im heading for a world of pain oAe
im getting my braces off next monday
yeah im happy, but my god is it going to hurt ;-;
i hate getting sick OTL
i feel all groggy and slow right now too cause im so damn tired Dx
well, anyway. not much has happened around here since summer started, we were going to go swimming yesterday but when we called to check they were at full capacity so we couldn't go ;-; the only other option was going to hueco tanks... and after my field trip there, ha, no thanks ._.'''
curse you acrophobia OTL y u no let me enjoy ro
Featured Artist Update!!:iconaoki6311:Featured Artist Update!! in Personal More Like This
Though they don't quite have much in their gallery yet, :aoki6311:'s does not disappoint. They have a nice digital coloring style that seems to mirror that seen while working with physical acyrlic paint on canvas; their shading and blending technique works well to produce a soft, yet defined color throughout each piece.
This combined with their strength of utilizing the most of each composition makes any future work they maybe showcase a treat to look forward to.
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Sign the Dan Green Guestbook For A Good CauseI know that sites like Sonic Stadium have already posted about this, but I figured it'd be worthwhile to post this here as well:Sign the Dan Green Guestbook For A Good Cause in Personal More Like This
"Many of you will know and love Dan Green for the many characters he has bring to life through his voice acting career across many different mediums – most notably voicing Knuckles the Echidna in recent years.
Unfortunately, Dan’s wife has passed away after giving birth to their twins last week. We here would like to extend our utmost sympathies at this time to Dan and his family in this tragic loss.
We call upon you, Sonic fans, to visit the Dan Green Guestbook". Here, you can donate to help Dan take care of his daughter and son. Even if you cannot spare anything monetary, spare a thought, leave Dan a message on the page, and show him the love and support he has from his many fans.
As Sonic fans, let's give our utmost r
Featured Artist Update!:iconCNWsonikkufan:Featured Artist Update! in Personal More Like This
CNWsonikkufan has a very wonderful way with sketches. Their shading and linework is soft and clean, and just detailed enough compliment the outline of the characters depicted. Their inked work also shows signs of promise, as their Act pieces have so much action and movement to them you can't help but feel sucked in.
At just a month shy of being a member here on dA and already bagging this, we hope that CNWsonikkufan continues to improve and dazzle the masses with their skill.
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Featured Artist Update! :D:iconkoda-soda:Featured Artist Update! :D in Personal More Like This
What more can be said that already isn't said about the amazing gallery of koda-soda? Ranging from spectacular works that gush energy and color to hilarious little animations, nothing in her gallery disappoints! I suggest you go on down to her gallery and give it a look or even longer, there is plenty of magnificent pieces of art to take in!
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Featured Artist Update!!:iconunichrome-uni:Featured Artist Update!! in Personal More Like This
This week's featured artist is Unichrome-uni. It's always a treat to feature younger fan artists, and she doesn't disappoint; she already had a wonderful grasp on utilizing composition, shading, and color to make the most of of any piece. It's also a delight to watch the gradual refinement and improvement that her work has shown in her short one year tenure on deviantART.
I encourage you all to take a moment to stop by their gallery and admire their work.
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Featured Artist Update!!:icontrunks24:Featured Artist Update!! in Personal More Like This
This week we're featuring an artist who may very well blur the line between hobby and work. trunks24 has a very detailed and bold style, reminiscent of the early tenure of a particular Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante of Archie Comics fame. His style makes good use of the negative space allotted with the constant movement and action of the characters featured. Along with his strong line strength and grasp of expression, we may very well see trunks24 giving other fan to professional artists a run for their money in the near future.
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The University of Squirrel Feeding (USF)Aahhh USF, the University of Squirrel-Feeding, revisited:The University of Squirrel Feeding (USF) in Personal More Like This
Today I brought a small bag of shell-less walnuts and decided to do a bit of an experiment. I walked over to some areas where about 3 to 5 squirrels are seen gathering in the afternoon, and I held out a piece of walnut while approaching one of them slowly and bending down to its level to peak its curiosity. Had some success with at least two of them--as soon as they approached me to grab the nut between my fingers and eat it peacefully either a few steps away or back at their tree to eat while hanging, they would learn pretty quick and come with a bit more eagerness to grab another until they no longer wanted anymore.
It was fun watching their different methods for grabbing the food. The spy-like squirrel would "strategize" a way to approach the nut, usually zig-zagging to sneak up to the nut, and use its tiny claws to assist in grabbing it (prickling my fingers in the process with some notable sharpness but not in a really hurt
Blueberries are PurpleI'm still dealing with a bad case of writer's block. And classmates who do everything at the very last minute when it comes to important group assignments. 'Cause, y'know, last minute is the new "on time" these days. And sometimes I hope it doesn't rub off on me, 'cause I used to be a world class procrastinator. But still I find myself procrastinating again, choice or no choice.Blueberries are Purple in Personal More Like This
We humans live in the paradox of believing that we have all the time in the world yet wait for the adrenaline to kick in when we realize that we don't. Time is like a ride in an airplane: feels like it's moving very slow but in reality is going much quicker. Some will enjoy the ride, some will hate it. Time is a love/hate relationship.
Nah, I'm not complaining. Just trying to wake my brain up. It has a mind of its own, and it wants to be a rebel. A good rebel. A good one and a foolish one at the same time. It also lives in a paradox. It yearns to do good but rebels against the owner unknowingly.
Reminds me of a
Spiritual Eavesdropping?Last night I had a terrible splitting headache and it got even worse after I took some pain reliever. So before I went to bed I prayed to God that the pain may go away so I can go worship Christ with church without pain. When I woke up this morning, I didn't feel the pain. So I went to church this morning and I felt great! Praise God even for little things like that!Spiritual Eavesdropping? in Personal More Like This
Then after church, as I sat in the cafe area, I found myself eavesdropping on a conversation between two women. The woman named Theresa was sharing news with her friend that she has stage one breast cancer. And yet she remained with a positive attitude as she shared the news, laughing and talking about how challenging it is for us to be positive and actually love and trust God when those challenges come, because we are all human. Even she had struggled at times. But she knows that she's in Good hands and that whatever is to come she can trust in God regardless of what happens. And so I prayed in secret after the two friend
Life Application Daily Devotional Another encouraging message from a daily devotional:Life Application Daily Devotional in Personal More Like This
If there's anyone who can't view the link, let me know and I'll try to post the text here.
~ Jazzy C. Oaks [11-03-2013]
Life Application Daily Devotional"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31Life Application Daily Devotional in Personal More Like This
If there's anyone who can't view the link, let me know and I'll try to post the text here.
~ Jazzy C. Oaks [8-30-2013]
Hiro Mashima's reply to my giftSome of you already noticed it but yeah yesterday I sent the gift to Hiro Mashima's twitter page, I finally had the courage to do such thing also because of all your support! I really appreciated it!Hiro Mashima's reply to my gift in Personal More Like This
Yesterday when I was at work I asked my friend to translate a short message for him and just after few minutes later, Mashima sensei kindly replied to my Twit! I still can't believe it!! It's such an honor to receive a comment from a famous mangaka!! Words can't describe what I'm feeling right now!
Here's the message I left him, he didn't retwitt it:
If I show you these 2 pics...Edit For those who are wondering, the first 1 is of course, my fanart I did back in 2009, and the second one is from Naruto Chapter 591, just saying.If I show you these 2 pics... in Personal More Like This
What would you think?
I know it's kind of late but a lot of people noticed a certain similiarity between these 2 picture ( I have to admit I did the same xD)
But yeah what is your opinion about this? I'll go for a coincidence XD
Recruiting Translators for FT doujinshi+ infoHello guys it's been a while!Recruiting Translators for FT doujinshi+ info in Personal More Like This
Most of you don't know about this yet but I have announced on my Tumblr account http://ladygt.tumblr.com/ that I will release a Fairy Tail doujinshi soon.
Fairy Tail doujinshi: Mission Cupid
Natsu invites Lucy on a date but how will it turn out when someone will try to spy on them the whole time?
Natsu x Lucy ( Gray and Juvia have been spoilered aswell, and another one will show up later in the story.).
The doujinshi is still work in progress and I will release it when it's compleated.
Most of the people will hate me for this but I will sell the dou
Anipan and TumblrHello guys!Anipan and Tumblr in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to let you know that I have created 2 accounts on Anipan and Tumblr.
Anipan is an art site where you can share all your drawings, it's really easy to understand and really usefull, here's my account number #2247
Hope you can drop and take a look at this site, I'm sure you will like it!
And last I also made a Tumblr account where I will share more sketches
Also you can find me on Twiter and on Youtube! Sometimes I put something there aswell
Here's my Twitter page https://twitter.com/LadyGT_DA :icontwitterplz:
And my Youtube page http://www.youtube.com/Ladygt93 :iconytplz:
Well this is all, have a good day
My pictures sold as anime merchandiseHello folks!My pictures sold as anime merchandise in Personal More Like This
Yesterday :iconamyarine: contacted me about something she found in an anime tent.
Apparently they were selling bags with my MinaKushi/NaruSaku fanart on it, do you remember this one?
Well it was there and she kindly took also a picture.
Edit: There are also cards! ( Why is it always this fanart??) thanks :iconmaddmouse: for the photo:
Now this is not the first time people report issues of this kind to me, I laso had a similiar problem with the same picture ( Damn they really like it!) but it was in an anime mangazine.
Of course none of them asked me permission but I bet there are a lot of other places where they sell my st