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Link me to your characters, and I won't draw them, and then you won't have to draw mine either.  Hopefully this will prevent needless bloodshed.
three years ago!  But wasn't it really annoying for a moment when you thought I was bragging about getting one now?  I don't understand the point of announcing when something good happens to you.  Like you need people to come and congratulate you, to make you feel good about it, even though something GOOD already happened.   And people like to announce stuff like that with "whoa" or "wow" or "gee whillickers" like THEY are impressed at THEMSELVES but also at the same time pretending to be humble.  "like omg guys 5000 watchers what???  I'm totally pretending I'm NOT a miserable self-centered scumbag who used watch-baiting and automated software to inflate my imaginary worth and I don't know what's gonna come outta my mouth even though I am a cold calculating creep typing and proofreading and not speaking live??!"

I haven't seen anybody do that recently and cannot recall who specifically I saw doing it who hadn't compulsorily unwatched my page first so I can post this without anybody thinking i am targeting them, right?  Great.

No it was a long time ago, on something that isn't even very good or representative of any of my ideas. 
The person who awarded it didn't even remember to add a comment saying why it was chosen.  And to this day I don't know what I did that even made me eligible to have that BE chosen.  And it happened two years after I made the thing!  I sure haven't done it since then, but I know that one picture wasn't the pinnacle of my humanity either.   
I was linked to a survey last week about deviantart changes and one of the things I could rank the importance of was "i think daily deviations don't get enough exposure."  No I think daily deviations get all the exposure and tend to look like they were all drawn by the same people and the same kind of people.  I got a comment on mine from somebody who was ANGRY that my drawing didn't look like I watch pixar movies and play overwatch or whatever it was then all day (also on his page: HE draws like that).  For fleep's beep take some initiative.  You have the FREE WILL to look at stuff that isn't recommended to you by someone who will never talk to you.  In my experience, nobody outside deviantart even cares about it.  I assure you it isn't a big deal that I am allowed to think I succeeded at something once every few years.
And *I* didn't have to say anything about it here, and things still went as fine as they would!  I still got louts suddenly contacting me to do free artwork to bring glory to THEM.  I still got loads of favor marks on that one picture and not any others, like people think: "I can like THIS picture by bimshwel because somebody told me to and then forget bimshwel until such time that somebody I obey tells me to like bimshwel again.  Gosh I love following orders." 

My older brother announced today that he is getting married.  I can understand doing that; it is important for people to know if you are married. That is a legal status.  Your daily deviation isn't going to get you a tax break or let you emigrate to a foreign country.  Nor is it being your birthday, for that matter.  My birthday's coming!  hint hint hint! On my birth-day I like to eat tacos and strawberry pie.  Nobody on the internet can give me that so I do not tell them when the day is.  People are more connected and have more "friends" than ever on the internet but almost every one of them is depressed.  Because all their friendships or deceptive rituals with the goal of accumulating imaginary numbers.  Just like going to school or having a job except at 2-20 times the pace, so you feel proportionately more empty and depressed from all the fakery.  I don't make friends being angry like this but I don't want to HAVE friends who require that I pretend to be happy and like stupid garbage that I hate.  I have to go brush my teeth now.  Good luck in your travels.
a monstrous horde of animated pixel icons that i barely escaped from with my life, accompanied by music which may also be dangerous.

addendoy: I have just been informed that team lost the match.  Nonetheless these songs about them still exist.

You might be shocked at how many people like those things.  With this in mind, my brother Ian has written and made videos for TWO! New-England Patriot themed parody songs [this season]. According to the Pepsi display at the supermarket, the Superb-Bowl football game occurs tomorrow, so if I am going to link at these videos I should do so prior to then.

The Gronk ga-gronk-gronk gronnk Song ( I like this one better since the original song is distinctive and REALLY deserves to have stupid parodies written over it)

Amen-Dola ( this one is considerably more popular since the original song is more recent, I suppose )

If you DO like the songs, it would be better to comment on the videos than here since, presumably, Ian will never see my page here.  I hope to resume making my OWN videos as soon as I get my next comic book printed, hopefully soon.
I uploaded the latest page here,
questionable comicoid part 3 page 25 by bimshwel
and you can view the whole thing up to that point from the beginning at my own website more coherently than you can here.

Does anyone who looks at these pages actually have any clue what is going on?  I know that a few specific people do, but in general, is this comprehensible? I spent years and years on this, and it makes sense to ME, but I hate to be excessively conventional in my proceedings or obvious in my explanations, and I wonder if anybody is legitimately following it or if most of the few "Favorite" marks I get are out of simple habit, or worse, from deviantart front-page viewers who randomly favorite stuff they don't care about the slightest bit, trying to draw attention to themselves.
Also, if you don't follow these or do not understand them, please don't say you do to try and make me feel better.  That really does not help anybody!  I work too hard on this for pretend approval.
Thank you and goop muck.
fooled you!  (Maybe?) There is no "but."  I hate this one too!  Ha ha ha my life is empty.  I also hate the word "but" and its ubiquitous homophone.
Although people are actually encouraged to make art for this whatever-it-is, even if it happens to be extremely ugly and derivative art that fixates on one of my least favorite body parts that is not also my least favorite homophone: open mouths, with tongues visible and unnecessarily emphasized teeth, so I suppose I can only just intensely dislike it.

You are, naturally, free to like it!  I grant you that permission for now.
Something I have been aware of for the past few months: more and more deviant-art accounts seem to not have any deviations on their front pages.  My understanding is that you get to feature one by default, and also show your four most recent items as a group.  And if you have a core account, you can feature about ten specific items on your page (and the site doesn't think to remove them when your subscription expires.  I have not checked on this because I don't want the site to suddenly realize I am not supposed to be allowed to have that many anymore and I am certainly not buying a subscription!)

Another setup I see a increasingly is single front-page comments by the user, saying something to the effect of "reply HERE, and only here," usually with a bunch of hidden comments underneath.  The combined effect of these two is that the page loads quickly and in a small space, but conveys very little information.

Certainly I PREFER that to the myspace-style pages covered with flashy sparkly slow-loading trash, but I wonder why anyone would elect to not show at least one of their own art pieces.  Do you have any insight as to why that is or how it caught on?  When I saw that in the past, I always assumed that meant the user was no longer using the site, but had chosen not to delete anything.  Now I see it regularly on people who are here even more often than I am.
(football-related parody song, watch out)

My brother Ian (Cunningham, not Biggs) seems to have had a crazy old time getting this song made, and the video put together (twice, but that is another story, although you can see the old version of the video since a bunch of people re-uploaded it with and without the credits removed, which is the one true indicator of success).  It is based on a popular song called Closer currently in circulation, that I recognize from hearing at the laundromat and respectfully withhold my opinion of at this time.

If you have even a passing interest in the American footed ball, specifically the New England Patriots association of players, contemporary music or what people related to me are doing, I recommend giving it a listen. It has been played on local radio stations, I hear (although I have only heard the other one; I would prefer this one! I want Ian to get a recording deal so he can buy me a washing machine so I won't have to go to the laundromat and hear the other version).

My niece, Violet, also cameos at the beginning.
Don't tell anyone that is what I charge anyway! It is less than I charged a year ago, though!
commission implausible by bimshwel

I look forward to offering 40% off stuff that used to cost 25% as much in the future! A steady flow of interest may not be in the cards for me this year, but this is the closest I have come to it!  Thank to anyone who helped facilitate that. I will work on my cartoon about beets during december, meepwhile.  It is very important  that I keep people informed with regard to beets.


The last time I posted music here I did it as an art item since I had a yet-unused drawing for it, but this got more complicated, so it only really "works" as a video.  I am still figuring out what works best, and what works so horribly that I should be shamed into exile.

Also, please considering viewing the properly animated snake cartoon if you have not but are into that sort of thing. 

And additionally please subscribe to the metube page itself, if you would, even though if I make something else I will still probably link to it here.  For some/no reason silly numbers have more power over me than they ought to.  Thank you and goop muck, in any case.

Eh how are you?
commission pictures (promotion!)
Howdy.   You might also investigate this stupid chart thing.  It is more recent than this journal here.
These are united america dollar values! is now the paypal address.  I also accept dwolla and apparently "skrill" as well now, if you are into that sort of thing.
type I:

small character drawing $10, $5 for subsequent instances of the SAME character on the same page.  The example has 6 topagliors. 1x10=10 + 5x5=25 = $35, you see?  The blue dope in the up-right is forbidden so I cannot legally charge for it.
type II:

mass-lined monochromatic let's say $15.  Less lines is also possible!
type 3:

details are there.
I confess I still have not made that organized chart I keep telling myself I will make.  But the more people have to read, the better we understand each other, sometimes.

Things to keep in mind:
I am working on many things, so please allow a week from me accepting a commission before I show any sketches, though it probably will not be that long.
I give sketch previews out of courtesy, but for less expensive commissions I cannot justify giving an excessive number of them.
If you do not make a specific request, but don't like what I come up with with either, and this goes on a while, I will have to charge accordingly, I fear.

Eh how are you?
Howdy, good day.  How are you?  Oh well mmh hmm that is something. personals website, mostly filled with written pieces about frivolous things. all currently posted comic strip pages.  The html version is ugly but practical primary annoying twittor comic and art posts only less-annoying twittor facebook art account.  I have a personal account but it is only there to administrate the art account.  Trying to use facebook in its intended fashion makes me cry. tumblr account where I post but generally am not able to browse coherently I am still working through my considerable backlog of old pictures.  I don't know why I tell you since newgrounds people hate deviantart and deviantart people hate newgrounds.… sadly I have been unable to upload many videos but I have a few items in production.  Watch my account now so you can mess with my mind by unwatching immediately after I upload something!

commission information is totally invalid as of 2018 foremost among anything else about this journal which might be outdate, so I have removed it entirely!

for contact:
bimshwel#7516 in discord
yirzod in skype
frabaginarf in telegram
volcabbage in the other instant message device if you are old enough to still use that.
as of 2018 that no longer exists!

my email address was causing problems by being here, but anything@[my username].com will go to me.
I have a steam account (frabaginarf) but I am too busy to play video games and too cheap to buy them anyhow.

Dorksup by bimshwel

In fact all these links are already ON my page, but well here they are again!  I suddenly got a spike in activity related to my next most-recent journal, and I would MUCH prefer people to follow the links in THIS one.
Some time ago a deviantart account called "paigeedraw" invited me, through deviantart's note system, to a website called paigeeworld that I had up to that point not heard of, nor have I since.  I was told at the time that I would be "featured" if I supplied my paigee account name.  Even though I like nothing better than reuploading all my old art all day, it took me a few months to get to even signing up.…
 there it is.

It may appear that I gave up fast.  That is an accurate assessment.  I never asked for the feature.  A four image account is not worth featuring, but I could not justify adding more.
The website seems, to me, devoid of functions.  I can upload art, and "follow" other users, and "like" their uploads, but I cannot directly talk to them.  I cannot even do whatever this is I am doing right now.  An artist "community" with no communication.  My individual art post and single main page descriptions are limited to 200 characters.  Like a -slightly- less forced-dumb twitter.  I do not approve of dumb forcing in any form, however.  I was soon awarded 70 "paigee points," based on what, I am not certain.  Clicking on the points only brings me to a prompt to pay real money to obtain more points.  No explanation is offered for what the points I already have DO, apart from accumulate.  No explanation is offered for anything, really.  The privacy policy page is BLANK.  The "paigeeworld wiki" is likewise devoid of information.  I uploaded four pictures, felt like a twit, and stopped.  I wonder if I should remove those which have already been placed just in case I am secretly ceding those portions of my soul to the Paigee God just by having them there.

I talk trash about deviantart's cash-grabbing schemes and its userbase favoring, encouraging and supporting lazy, porny fanart above all else, but I still use it, because ultimately it has a use.  Paigee World comes across like a lazy, instagram-styled deviantart clone (featuring an even NARROWER range of fashionable art styles) that wants money and hates inspiration as badly, but what unique or even functionally derivative service does it offer?  Why does anybody use it?  I was reminded of it because yesterday I mysteriously received an invitation, to my email address, to join the website.  Unfortunately my email address is common knowledge (or at least I do not hide it) so I cannot determine from where I have been targeted, and evidently have no means to stop people from inviting me to some place I have already been.  I logged in anew to my account and saw that I now have 155 paigee points.  Wow, that's twice as much nothing as I had before!  I clicked the email's accept invitation link while logged in just in case that sets off something to say "I already have an account, don't invite me again."  And maybe that gives useless paigee points to whoever invited me.  Sure, I'll be nice just once.  And then I got ANOTHER invitation!  I will only be nice once!

The email offers me the option to "unsubscribe" from future messages, but how would I be subscribed to individuals choosing to invite me?  That makes no sense.  A legitimate website should not be keeping a database of email addresses just for people who DON'T want to use it.  Or already did use it but that the site is too incompetently administered to realize that is the case for.
Core by bimshwel
Wow, 50% discount on premium membership!  That means it only costs TWICE as much as it is supposed to!  For a limited time, of course.  I feel like I am at Best Buy.

Do not forget that a membership used to only cost $24 for a year.  And during the year-end sale it only cost $12!  You could almost forget that you would not really get anything important, apart from advertisement removal, which can be accomplished with free browser extensions.  I presume there is slightly more to it now, but not $76's worth.

Also do not forget that if you pay for a subscription in "points" that you earned through the "commission widget," then deviantart has already taken one fifth of your money!

I hope you find this informative.  The truth will be suppressed no longer.  Now it will merely be depressed.
I hate when little human kids team up with big monsters, human or otherwise.  These kids need to start getting stepped on.  The most legitimately unlikely thing is increasingly the thing that I most wish would occur.
Untitled by bimshwel

If you believed for a second it was unlikely, you would be cautious about spoiling that for me!  You would want me to be surprised by it.  But you actually know that there is no chance I would be surprised.  Going into a movie without knowing exaclty what's going to happen?  Why that's Unamerican!

Untitled by bimshwel

(and only americans can enter the contest)
Another dumb movie where all the exact same stuff as before happens is the OPPOSITE of adventure. just as fan art is the opposite of original art!
Deviantart's latest advertunity requests me to donate free promotional "fan" artwork to stir up hype for another dumb movie like that, and it isn't even in theaters yet.  How could I, and why should I be a fan of something that isn't available?  How could I know anything about the power of their friendship or the spirit of their adventure? 
Trailers exist to simplify, exaggerate and mislead.  And stop the music abruptly so I know what I am supposed to laugh at.  I avoid the star-wars trailers because I want to see the movie without knowing anything.  I avoid the the good dinosaur trailer because I just plain don't want to know anything.  It probably isn't as terrible as the advertisement inevitably presents it as, but it most certainly isn't as good as post-release praise will swear it is.  Why try and force me to swallow that in advance?  Apart from "because we are getting money to hold this contest," I mean.

I hate those "eyes too close to each other on the front of the head" pixar character designs anyway, but ESPECIALLY on dinosaurs.

Sure, I might as well post this here, also.
Read more at if you are into that sort of thing.

 I will participating in Alternative Space week-end at the City Wide Open Studios in New Haven Connecticut.  I doubt anybody who will see this is or will be anywhere near there, or could have attended with so little notice, but I feel I should mention it anyway.  Theoretically it will be a pleasant to bearable experience.  And unlike what I linked to in the previous journal, the display is actually mine and I can personally endorse, explain and be held accountable for it.

Williamescapes by bimshwel

I swear that person is not running off to vomit.
since mid 2016 I have not had any word from the game's creator, which is about as ambiguous a result as I generally have with anything.
In fact I only provided feedback and a scrap of creative consulting here and there, plus some drawings that have been edited and added in at various points without my consultation that will probably not be in the final version, but as things are, explaining all that was more than the subject line could contain.

It is a 3D video game about using a remote control car to solve puzzles. Right now there is a free demo, but the final version is to be released on Steam with prettier visuals, heaps more levels and something resembling a story. 

The author Ryan Saul is interested in more viewpoints, and has an open skype chat group for it.  You can look me up on skype as "yirzod" if you are curious and I can add you.  There is also an anonymous image-board at… there which you can post on if you hate it, or like it but don't want anybody to know who you are.  OR you could comment right here and I will relay the information.  Or comment someplace else entirely.  But don't think I can't find you.
19 Pog by bimshwel
Rc19 Henry by bimshwel

Flobemaze by bimshwel