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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 8:10 AM

Crederia Hub: Mantibabs SWAP

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 3:24 PM
Mantibab #454 by Phloxetique
Comes with a TON of really lovely and high quality artwork!!
toyhou.se/766007.-043-Oakland

Mantibab #221 by Phloxetique
Also comes with an edited design by celesse!!
toyhou.se/808983.pine


Putting these two up for general swap offers now since the raffle ended! I will still 100% trade for Spitfire and Top Beast from the latest FTO batch HhhhHHhHh

I am currently looking mostly at Mantibab swaps for these two! This seems to be the only species I’ve been able to really fall in love with!

I really loved Oakland but his colors are sooo similar to Presley’s and I also can’t fit him into my head world like I wanted to. Need a replacement!!

Will trade both for certain Mantibabs!! (especially Christmas ones or some of the Halloween ones!!)




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After a 4 day hospital stay and VARIOUS health changes, I thought I would throw up another update journal.

So I did go downhill very fast the beginning of April, my chronic IBD reared it's ugly head again and landed me back in the hospital. Since then, I've gone through various tests and have been put back on the right path and am awaiting my new medication. I'm also working toward all around wellness with diet and exercise and it has made me feel so much better and more energetic!! I haven't felt this normal in a long, long time and it feels absolutely wonderful.

I've also been doing MUCH better mentally. I went through an incredibly rough patch after finishing my Associates Degree credits, afraid of where I was going and knowing now I actually HAD to decide what my degree would be in. I do think I've finally decided, I'm going for a masters in Art and am shooting for being an art professor as a career. I love talking about how important and incredible art can be and would love to be a person who can instill a love for art in new people interested in pursuing the field!! Later on I may even become a high school teacher and hope to inspire new artists there as well. 

I am up for the art director position at my job. I'm working hard to prove my worth to the company and am super excited to be given this opportunity. I should know whether or not I get in in the next few weeks so keep your fingers crossed for me!! ;o; This is a huge opportunity for me and will be an incredible thing to put on my resume for the future!

AND ALSO my core ran out LMAO my page looks so bare. I haven't bothered to buy a new one because I'm so rarely browsing the site on the computer anymore that it feels sort of like I'm paying for nothing? I'm most often on mobile so I don't really want to waste the money there anymore since I have a car and insurance payments to worry about now.

BUT YEAH!! That's whats going on with me right now. I'M STILL WORKING ON POSTING MORE OFTEN but I have been having an awful time getting anything finished lately, I have a bunch of half-finished pieces sitting on my desktop because of it lmaooooo.

Thanks again for being so awesome while I go through all this health and self-bettering so that I can get back to what really matters to me, my art. :heart::heart:
For those of you that still wonder about me ;v;/

I’ve been struggling over the last few months with satisfaction at my job and general mental well-being. I have been living with a chronic disease for two years now that I can’t seem to put into remission with the treatments they have given me so far and it’s taking quite a toll.

I was in the hospital a few times over the last few weeks due to dizziness and nearly passing or a few times. While they’ve found my body is healthy, I have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks along with depression. So this is why I’ve been so quiet and spotty with my uploads as of late ;; I do hope that now since I’m properly medicated and speaking with my doctor about different treatments for the other illness that I can recover and get back to drawing regularly.

I’ve been struggling with depression for much longer than I ever acknowledged because I am incredibly stubborn about getting help for myself despite knowing there’s some type of problem. It’s really affected my motivation for art and life in general so I’m really glad I can move forward with treatment and get back on the right path ♥️

Part of the reason I wanted to post this, other than explaining why I’ve been such a ghost around here, is so that maybe other people will be able to take this as a learning experience? I know I’m not the only one who delays treatment due to fear of the unknown or thinking you don’t have enough time to go through with it. Please don’t be like me ;v; If you really know I’m the back of your mind that you need help, don’t delay!! Extending your suffering only makes things worse as I have come to find out the hard way. Life is too short to be stubborn and think you can do it all on your own. Sometimes even the best of us need help.

I appreciate the few of you who have stuck by me here while I struggle with this and I hope I can get back to regular uploads very soon ♥️

Bagbean Wishlist: Geo

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 6:46 PM
SO now that I have my first Bean, I want to officially plan out a bean I would love to have some day ❤️ I've found that my favorite beanotype is Geo! I'm hoping one day I can snag a Geo lovebean and get this child for myself~

Geo BagBean

Colors/Theme:
Matrix Opal www.gemstory.com.au/images/kor…
Browns/tans/Golds/blues

Hairstyle:
Long and flowing, a little disheveled
#876 Gifted Blessed Hybrid Mythiflora BB-Yggdrasil by griffsnuffSimilar to this bean but longer around the face!!

BAG: Attached to cloth belt

Accessories:
Loosely tied scarf/hood combo; matrix Opal pendant with silver dragon wrapped around it; fingerless black gloves; matrix Opal & wood staff with silver dragon

Mutations: 
Black sclera/blue eyes

Eventually: Dragon Wings, crystal horns



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Crederia Hub: 2 Mantibabs for Trade

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:14 PM
Edit 2/10/18: Added another Mantibab
Edit 1/28/18: Switching gears! Now seeking a Mantibab exclusively :heart:

So I'm. Probably going to struggle with this for a little while but I have been feeling very...disconnected to my other Bab's design? It's really bothering me because I tried for so long to get her back and I just don't enjoy drawing her. Her design is far too complex for me to duplicate over and over again to my liking and I'm very furstrated ;v; Plus the color contrast has started to hurt my eyes a bit. I love the oranges but the combination of the icy blue and orange im. Struggling with.

So I'm gonna offer her up for trade. Please be patient with me. I am not tentative but I will be picky. Only looking for Mantibabs currently. 

Mantibab #286 by Phloxetique
Official Mantibab.
Comes with 39 pieces of art!

Mantibab #221 by Phloxetique
Official Mantibab
Comes with 9 pieces of art and a redesign!

Also offering my official Minkin and MYO Fumi.
Soaring Comet by JWH-SAI Painted Brute fumi 131 by LEX-dex


SEEKING


Mantibabs (Prefer reds, blues, oranges, browns)


Notes or comments are fine. Thank you! :heart:


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Edit: Coding is sO ANNOYING WTF //dead

Just a heads up! Gonna be working today on cleaning out my gallery of older stuff and making it all fresh and new. Journals as well, and any/all commissions and adoptables that have been sold will be moved to s sta.sh folder that I will link here for anyone who may need their adopt images from a while ago. I just want to present a gallery that is more descriptive of my current style and abilities!

Thank you :heart:

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SLOT SALES (BARBARIES!!) **CHEAP!**

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 6:42 PM
I have three beautiful barbary children here  and one pretty black male with their AoAs and want to sell some slots to the public!!

I'm trying to finish saving for a car that I want to purchase within the next month! <3 PayPal only!

MALES


FULL SLOTS:
1. $20
2. $20
3. $20
4. $20
5. $20

FULL SLOTS:
1. $20
2. $20
3. $20
4. $20
5. $20

FULL SLOTS:
1. $10
2. $10
3. $10
4. $10
5. $10

FEMALES


FULL SLOTS:
1. $25
2. $25
3. $25
4. $25
5. $25




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Lost my lil Betta fish today.

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 11:50 AM
I have to say, I've been an freshwater aquarium hobbyist for about 3-4 years now, and I of course have a lot to learn but consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to tank care. I've had the lil guy about a year and a half now, he was the centerpiece of my current tank and such a little character. I've never had a fish with such personality! When I bought him I didn't quite expect him to live so long, he was already full grown so I'd imagine he was getting on at least a year old already and he was bought from one of those generic Petco stores, who are notorious in my area for being awful at handling their pet stock.

Anyway, I discovered he had passed this morning, and in all my years of owning fish, I've never actually been sad about it until now :'O He was my favorite, I have a dragon statue in my tank that he claimed as his home and would sit in the mouth of it and sleep within it all the time. 

I dunno, I'm just rambling. I guess I'm more or less surprised that I'm actually sad over a dead fish!

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Since this seems to be becoming a larger problem now, I think it's time to cover my own butt for the future.

Any future sales I hold will ONLY be paid through invoice. I don't care if it's $2 or $200, invoices are the only way you will be able to pay me. I will no longer use PayPal.me for anything, and I swore off points long ago after dA withheld funds from some artists. This includes commission payments if they ever reopen, ARPG sales, adopt sales, and anything else that I ever sell.

The fact that this is a problem astounds me. I've seen at least 4 artists affected by this just on my own watchers list, and even more in their comment sections on their journals regarding this issue.

I will also be keeping screenshots of deals in my sta.sh from now on. Any conversations we've had will be pictured thoroughly for future use. This will also be added to to TOS.

So invoices only from now on. I'll be updating my TOS soon with this info and other info to come, since I have rebranded myself after I last created the TOS.
I normally don't repost things, but this was something that really spoke to me. Take this to heart. But let me say something first.

Each and every one of you I am thankful for. Your comments go a long way. Even your favorites, other artist complain about favorites vs. comments but I love every one of them. To have over 150 people who think my art is worthy enough to continue seeing boggles my mind. I'm not always the fun and fake-ragey girl you see, most of you never see my real struggles, because I am a good actress. I hide it well. And talking to all of you and seeing you just brighten my day, even my istaria friends <3 So jut keep that in mind, you may feel small, defeated, but your actions go a long way, AND I CARE ABOUT ALL OF YOU. Stay strong, carry on, I'l be there..<3

now, to the repost c:

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Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this.

You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up."

Your dad runs to your room. He looks at your mom, crying, holding the letter to her chest, sitting next to your lifeless body. It hits him, what's going on, and he screams. He screams and throws something at the wall. And then, falling to his knees, he starts to cry. Your mom crawls over to him, and they sit there, holding each other, crying.

The next day at school, there's an announcement. The principal tells everyone about your suicide. It takes a few seconds for it to sink in, and once it does, everyone goes silent. Everyone blames themselves. Your teachers think they were too hard on you. Those mean popular girls, they think of all the things they've said to you. That boy that used to tease you and call you names, he can't help but hate himself for never telling you how beautiful you really are. Your ex boyfriend, the one that you told everything to, that broke up with you.. He can't handle it. He breaks down and starts crying, and runs out of the school. Your friends? They're sobbing too, wondering how they could never see that anything was wrong, wishing they could have helped you before it was too late. And your best friend? She's in shock. She can't believe it. She knew what you were going through, but she never thought it would get that bad… Bad enough for you to end it. She can't cry, she can't feel anything. She stands up, walks out of the classroom, and just sinks to the floor. Shaking, screaming, but no tears coming out.

It's a few days later, at your funeral. The whole town came. Everyone knew you, that girl with the bright smile and bubbly personality. The one that was always there for them, the shoulder to cry on. Lots of people talk about all the good memories they had with you, there were a lot. Everyone's crying, your little brother still doesn't know you killed yourself, he's too young. Your parents just said you died. It hurts him, a lot. You were his big sister, you were supposed to always be there for him. Your best friend, she stays strong through the entire service, but as soon as they start lowering your casket into the ground, she just loses it. She cries and cries and doesn't stop for days.
It's two years later. Most of the kids from school to a counselor/therapist at least once a week. Your teachers all quit their job. Those mean girls have eating disorders now. That boy that used to tease you cuts himself. Your ex boyfriend doesn't know how to love anymore and just sleeps around with girls. Your friends all go into depression. Your best friend? She tried to kill herself. She didn't succeed like you did, but she tried…your brother? He finally found out the truth about your death. He self harms, he cries at night, he does exactly what you did for years leading up to your suicide. Your parents? Their marriage fell apart. Your dad became a workaholic to distract himself from your death. Your mom got diagnosed with depression and just lays in bed all day.
People care.
You may not think so, but they do. Your choices don't just effect you. They effect everyone. Don't end your life, you have so much to live for. Things can't get better if you give up. I'm here for absolutely anyone that needs to talk, no matter who you are. Even if we've NEVER talked before,
I'm here for you.
♥ It hurts. Things do eventually get better. don't give up. ♥