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Oh, hello there!
Nice of you to drop by. :)

I think I can skip introductions, since you already know my name. I don't know yours, but that doesn't really matter, does it?
Welcome to my little corner of this vast universe we call DeviantART!

Oh, you want to know something about me?
Well, what's there to say... I'm not exactly the most thrilling of people.
But if you really want to know, fine, I'll tell you. ^^

~~~
I'm this one random pessimistic female with great dreams that will never come true. :)
People usually back away from me before they really get to know me. I'm awkward in crowds, y'know, and I have a reaaaally short fuse. But I can be quite silly if I get comfortable around someone. :D (Not a rule, though...)
I like foreign languages, especially German and Japanese. :meow:
I spend my days studying and then playing video games. I became quite the gamer in those past few years! :D I focus mostly on JRPGs, like the Tales of series, Fire Emblem, Kingdom Hearts, etc.
Drawing is something I like doing as well, but don't do enough...

Ooh, and cookies. I love cookies! :cookie:
~~~

Does that answer your question? No?
Well, then, don't hesitate to drop a comment or a note or something. :D
I'll gladly answer. Even if you're just bored and need someone for a chit-chat. :meow:
Interests
  • Listening to: Donut Hole [JoJo MMD]
  • Reading: JJBA: Diamond is Unbreakable (Duwang translation)
  • Watching: JJBA: Diamond is Unbreakable (part 5, when?? :C)
  • Playing: Nothing, surprisingly...
  • Eating: Tangerines
  • Drinking: Water
Yeaaaaahhhh, I should have written this like a month and a half ago. Cos it might not mean much now, since the initial hype is long gone.
But maybe this is for the better, I'll be able to write more objectively. C:

I'll assume you don't know what this is all about, so I'll throw in a little reminder:
Around August I posted two statuses, one about a "place called Potentially Life-Changing Experience" and the other about a "book titled Potentially Life-Changing Knowledge".
I'm writing this journal because I want to explain these vague words, and also tell you about my life-changing summer.

Place of Life-Changing Experiences

It really is a place. I didn't plan this trip, I just sorta coincidentally found out about a summer school in a city at the seaside. It was the Summer School of Visual Identity and Graphic Design. A group of young people who put their souls into organizing workshops and lectures about Photoshop and Illustrator, web design, photography and design in general, the whole package basically. And the trip was pretty cheap, too. A win-win situation, am I right? :XD:
I mean it though. It was an enlightening trip. Like a pilgrimage. Not only did I get some pretty useful tips for Photoshop (which is frankly too big a tool to learn all by yourself), I also met a lot of inspiring people who all share the same passions. They told me that they had the same doubts I have now before breaking free from whatever was holding them down.
And a line from one of the lecturers that really spoke to me:
"You will find satisfaction and success only if you keep telling yourself 'I'm successful!' until you yourself start believing it."
Meaning, as long as you doubt yourself, you'll never be able to improve, to move forward.
A line like that was all I needed to finally realize my mistakes.
I came home from that summer school a different person. ^^

Book of Life-Changing Knowledge

Believe it or not, it's not a philosophical or religious book, nor a book of motivational quotes or anything of the sort. It's a textbook. One that could easily be used in school or college. It's a textbook that seemingly talks about one specific thing, but actually talks about something that can be used in a much wider context.
This magical book is Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga by Hirohiko Araki.
Now, this will require some explaining, right?
Ok, first, Hirohiko Araki is a mangaka who's been in the trade for 30 years and counting. He created one of the longest running manga series, namely JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. So, yeah, he's THAT guy. :D
The reason I bought the book definitely is "because of JoJo", but the reason I like it so much is not "because it's JoJo". The book has actual quality, not just if you aspire to become a mangaka, but any kind of storyteller or artist. Araki gives many detailed descriptions and really good examples for all the constitutional elements of a story, and also pretty good tips on how to improve as an artist.
So, to me personally, this is a book I will come back to every time I need help structuring my stories, describing my characters, drawing my characters and settings and conveying my message to the readers (or in case of game design, players).
That said, I highly recommend this book to all who wish to create stories in any form or shape. I think it's really worth it, despite all the examples being in Araki's weird but recognizable JoJo style. ^^

Summer of Life-Changing

The two above are only the biggest life-changing things that happened this summer. There were many more, smaller and more personal life-changing moments, but still significant in their own way.
It may sound a bit weird, but JoJo's Bizarre Adventure definitely played a crucial role. ^^; Not because of the memes (even though they're undoubtedly my drug :XD: ), or the Stand powers, or the music references, no. It's because of the story and characters. I think they're really well-written. Even the art style has its charm, once you get used to it. :D What I mean to say is, the manga is not badly drawn. If anything, Araki is in love with the golden rectangle and the golden ratio, praises famous works of art like the Mona Lisa quite a few times in the manga! His art is good and recognizable and sometimes a bit hard to look at, but at the end of the day, by all standards of good art, it's not as bad as it may seem at first glance. :XD:
Other than that, I also have a few people around me to thank for some of the life-changing. :heart: People who came up to me and offered me advice on things concerning my art and ideas. They see potential in me, and that's my motivation. Or maybe it's the other way around. :D


In any case, I felt like sharing this with everyone. :meow: It concerns my art and my little projects that I will definitely bring to life in the course of the next two years. Maybe not all of them, but one for sure. And this summer and all these life-changing events are the reason I am not giving up on this artistic side of mine. I'll hone my skills as much as possible.
Inktober is already a start! :D

Thank you for reading this. ^^
Cheers, kind readers! :wave:
Don't forget the golden rectangle is everywhere in nature!

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0rangeleaves Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
here's a petition to bring your favorite characters, like sally acorn and the freedom fighter in the IDW comic series. would you like to put your support on petition, to bring back the freedom fighters into the IDW comic series, by any chance?

www.change.org/p/save-the-free…
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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BlueCookieVirus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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RC-5968Frank Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yare yare daze, i haven't been able to even stop by since i found you whilst searching the jojokes...how's life?
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BlueCookieVirus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOOOD!! I've been wondering if an enemy Stand got you! :XD:
Life's fine all in all. As long as there are Jojokes, life is great :D
How 'bout you?
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RC-5968Frank Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty good, i had to use za worudo to even get time to use DA. lol i found a great jojo artist at my school to btw! XD she's amazing at it! she draws Gyro Zepeli a lot.
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BlueCookieVirus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feel, bro. But not even Za Warudo can help me hahaha
Oooh, that's awesome! :D I approve!!
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FrostyNeptune Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
❤️This is for you,MY BEST FRIEND.💕Read till the end, it's adorable.🌈 I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it came back.When I asked "why" the angel said "Angels don't watch over angels" 😇 Twenty angels are in your world.Ten of them are sleeping, nine of them are playing and one is reading this message.God has seen you struggling with some things and God says it's over.🙏🏻 A blessing is coming your way. If you believe in God, send this to 14 friends,including me 🐬🐬🐬 If I don't get it back, I guess I'm not one of them 😢 As soon as you get 5 replies, someone you love 💕 will quietly surprise you...🍀 Not joking. Pass this message on. 🌷 Please don't ignore it. You are being tested 😉 and God is going to fix two big things tonight in your favor.😊 If you believe in God drop everything and pass it on TOMORROW Will Be The Best Day Of Your Life. 🐇 DON'T BREAK THIS.SEND THIS TO 14 FRIENDS IN 10 MINUTES IT'S NOT THAT HARD. don't forget, NO GROUP CHATS

ALSO!! LONG TIME NO SEE :33
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BlueCookieVirus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Chain messages.

Hello! How do you do? :D
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