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Calyfern

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So, those watching me will have had the notice that I've changed my name (I hope, apparently there's still some bugs to work out there). It feels both weird and exciting at the same time; I've been WhiteDragon2393 for nearly 8 years and that's a lot of history. But I've been reluctant to do any art with this name for a while now, because I realised in the past couple of years that it's not what I wanted to be known as when making a name for myself as an artist, and certainly not one I want to sell under. So when the feature came up for community input, I jumped right in to take part in the discussion. But I wasn't expecting it to happen until the end of the year at the earliest, if at all (you'd start to get cynical too after seeing the same copy-pasted non-answer from the staff week after week).

So I was really, really surprised when the announcement popped up in my inbox just before I went to bed last night. And it honestly could not have come at a better time, because I've found an outlet for selling my work in my local town centre and my permanent print account* is feeling sad and neglected because of my reluctance to use it with my old username.

As for my new name? It's actually a name I came up with for a dragon because I feel like they should have names and I ended up liking it so much that I decided it would be my new alias. I still answer to and sign off as Blue though, because quite a few people know me as that and I'm very attached to it (mind you, I have no problem with being called Cal, partly because it's less likely to be followed up with a certain joke).

I feel so psyched right now. The question is, what do I draw first?

See you around

Blue

*Speaking of prints, I have one question - why is it that you can view the print store in your own currency, but the actual earnings page and price mark-up is all in dollars? My currency converter is going to be in for one hell of a workout.

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As if I needed any more proof that I have zero grasp of the passage of time, I apparently haven't written a journal here in nearly 2 years. *facepalms* In that time, I've graduated from Uni, had a job for six months and am now finding it next to impossible to get another (too old and/or over-qualified, apparently).

As I'm two years older and (hopefully) wiser, I figured it was now past the time to clean up the clutter I usually have in my journals and be a bit more to the point. I ought to tidy up my gallery too, now that I think about it.

There should also be another Doctor Who Lemming done by the end of November/beginning of December. One of my friends is a big fan of them and it's her birthday around that time, so I make a point of having a new one finished for then, if nothing else.

'Till next time,

Blue
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Woah, I hit 10,000 and didn't notice. I blame being scatter-brained.

I've also just realised I have two requests I never did. o.o;; Whoops?

That's does it, the moment I finish this essay I'm making a to-do list.

~Blue

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Uni Blog
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LJ

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Requests still not done</b> ^^;

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:bulletgreen:People whose work I admire:bulletgreen:
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Bricks in Motion.com (we moved house) My name's Blue if you want to find me.
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Letter Meme

Warning: stupidly long journal coming up.

Tagged by AngelBless, and it's marginally more sane.

Dear RockyFS:

I don't really know how to tell you this, but the mafia wants you. I think I realized it that night in women's clothing and I saw you ignore my best friend. I'm sure you're frostbitten enough to understand that Extreme Home Makeover sucks. I'm returning your memories from the military service to you, but I'll keep your left ear as a memory. You should also know that I get sick when I think of Oprah Winfrey imitations.

Go burn,
Blue (WhiteDragon2393)


Tagged - whoever wants to do it.

To do it yourself:

Dear (the last person who left a comment on your journal):

I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .

___12___,
-Your name-

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister


2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - When you put cuffs on me
July - When I threw up
August - When I saw the shrunken head
September - When we skinny dipped
October - When I quoted Santa
November - When your dog ran amok
December - When I changed tennis shoes


3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kabob - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife


4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out


5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk


6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - High
House - Scarred
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed


7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this.
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks


8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader-poster
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from LA
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your memories from the military service


9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college


10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked


11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics


12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family


~Blue

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Uni Blog
Art Blog
YouTube
LJ (on indefinite hiatus, but may come back)

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Requests still not done</b> ^^;

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:bulletgreen:Family:bulletgreen:
:iconangelbless:

:bulletgreen:Friends:bulletgreen:

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:bulletgreen:People whose work I admire:bulletgreen:
:iconcotton-gravy::iconreeks::iconchernobylpets::iconswirlything::icondejinyucu::iconnara87::iconmythori::iconantifan-real::iconarcipello:

:bulletgreen:Clubs:bulletgreen:
:iconelite-dragons::icondragons-of-da::iconshadow-lugia-club::iconkingdom-of-dragons::iconbrickfilms-artists::iconfullmetal-fan::iconswdc:

:bulletgreen:Members of IFX:bulletgreen:

www.imaginefx.com

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Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
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Three reasons why I'm posting a journal: 1) To prove that it's not dead despite the fact it hasn't been touched since November, 2) I have some code to add to show the dA accounts for ImagineFX forum members and 3) I've just given my art blog some purpose by posting my impressions on fanfiction, or to be specific a certain type. Being a bookworm I may as well keep up to speed with all things literature no matter what - or what's passing for it in some cases.

And if there's something like a talking cat in it then I'm sold, because there aren't enough of them if you ask me.

I warn you, it's a bit long so if you're up for it click here to read it: cloudedremain.wordpress.com/20…

If you get half way then I salute you (that is if anyone can be bothered)

Another thing is now that we have the OK to go to FuyuCon next year I need to take another look at the sketch I did for a Black Mage costume a few weeks back.

~Blue

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Uni Blog
Art Blog
YouTube
LJ (on indefinite hiatus, but may come back)

:bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletblue::bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletblue:

Requests still not done</b> ^^;

CombuskensFlame
jpapasso

:bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletblue::bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen:Family:bulletgreen:
:iconangelbless:

:bulletgreen:Friends:bulletgreen:

:iconwaterjewelemi::iconthat-stupid-dingo::iconweatherartist::iconchibi-tanny::iconartversity::iconchibisuke::icondrakonian::iconcombuskensflame::iconjpapasso::iconrockyfs:

:bulletgreen:People whose work I admire:bulletgreen:
:iconcotton-gravy::iconreeks::iconchernobylpets::iconswirlything::icondejinyucu::iconnara87::iconmythori::iconantifan-real::iconarcipello:

:bulletgreen:Clubs:bulletgreen:
:iconelite-dragons::icondragons-of-da::iconshadow-lugia-club::iconkingdom-of-dragons::iconbrickfilms-artists::iconfullmetal-fan::iconswdc:

:bulletgreen:Members of IFX:bulletgreen:

www.imaginefx.com

:iconmitchellnelson::icondanielhovdahl::iconfreiheit::iconsfgirgis::iconsylthay::iconpixmaker::iconfillengroovy::iconmalla13:
:iconkhantinka::iconthealhena::iconpiercestudios::iconsauronthedark::iconvauxhaulastra::iconshockbolt::iconbanjaxedmdt::iconcomtessa::iconivy00::iconpreilly::iconmelissafindley::iconvinroc::iconthraxllisylia::iconjonesmac2006::iconmike-a::iconstrigae-excandui:

:bulletgreen:Where I spend the rest of my spare time:bulletgreen:

Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
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I've not posted in HOW long? by Calyfern, journal

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