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Captain Africa
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Youtube: CaptainAfrica (EpicImpotence)
MyAnimeList: PrincessGuardian
Steam: CaptainAfrica

For full animation shorts, see here:…

Here is my Patreon! Don't be afraid to donate, even a dollar would be appreciated:

While I am not literally *starving* yet it is difficult for me to balance a normal working life (and hold down 40 hr grinds) due to my overactive imagination, depressive spells etc.! Hopefully your help will help me delay becoming a street artist for at least a few weeks in the future...

I'll try my best to revise/edit the stuff I have written and publish, but even then it's likely I won't make nearly enough money as a writer.

I'm a lazy ass wageslave (2017 graduate)that don't do shit in real life, I just daydream do proletariat job and do muh artsy shit and dump them onto here, Youtube and Newgrounds
~5.5 yrs experience in Flash, ~3 years working in ToonBoom Harmony. I started using SmoothDraw in summer 2014, Krita late 2016. I've worked almost every day for Sept. 2013 to August 2015 and have always at least drawn regularly. My black and white sketches are usually just done with normal pencil and paper.

Drawing and flat out daydreaming of stories has always been a passion of mine. I probably drew more anime/manga stuff regularly since high school which means maybe 9+ years by now. Animation seemed to me as an ideal form of creative work as it requires tremendous patience even with talent, and since for the most part you get out what you put in.

Overall artists can't make much money at all unless working for a big company, and I didn't get an art degree either hehe.

Heroines by the years:
2009-2011: Rhyme (Hazel hair and eyes)
2011-2012: Hanabi Holbeck (black hair and grey eyes)
2011-2013: hard Homura fanboy (from Megucas)
2012-2013: May Sinker (messy blue-black hair, yellow eyes)
2012-2014, 2016-: Zusa Karasu (Twintails, red eyes, red flames)
2014-: Maira Snow (white-silver hair, purple eyes, thick eyelashes)
2017-: Nila Straese (curly short black hair, vampire eyes)

If you want to look for any of my novels in the future, see Legend of Shade, Tales of Quinity, and Zusa's Misadventures.

Current Residence: United States
Favourite genre of music: Classical, J-Pop, Video Game
Favourite style of art: Anime/manga, Abstract, Surrealism
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: My mind, PC
Wallpaper of choice: waifu
Skin of choice: Fragile epidermis
Favourite cartoon character: Yang Wenli (muh democracy), Oskar von Reuenthal (the feelz) Girls -- Rem (Re:Zero), Miuna Shiodome (NagiAsu), Kyoko Sakura (Madoka)
Personal Quote: "Andy, your iceberg is completely submerged. It's touching hell; that's how deep it is."


Managing to hold down the job, but the daily grinds really means less available time for hobbies. The worst thing is probably the night shift showing up late usually at least a couple times every week, and it's usually the same guy as well.

Nostalgia and loneliness still are factors in my work, but the job at least doesn't destroy me on the inside. It's still hard to just say that I'm 23... Still have been writing a lot less, but overall this year I don't think I did too poor of a job considering the time and energy I had.

Did send out to a 4th publisher in October. I will start editing Zusa 2016/2018 by next year at very least, and hopefully it'll be good enough to find publishers.

Watched a good deal of Blizzcon. I never liked Terran so wasn't hyped for Maru... I wish sOs vs Stats had been more competitive. Serral really is great though as he's always on top of macro into late game. I think Stats probably could've won it if he had prepared more for Swarm Host play, he dropped down 3 games too quickly. SpeCial defeating Classic was pretty big but he did play well, even against Stats. Overall probably will be cheering for sOs and Stats though. I'm still surprised ByuN dropped out of the scene after winning 2016 Blizzcon (compared to sOs sticking around), perhaps it's more due to injuries/muscle fatigue than anything else -- I dunno how long Serral can be dominant.

I did try playing a bit more Starcraft but I won't get that much beyond Diamond... I did a Zelda Majora's Mask replay as well, not looking forward to that many more games though. Wish they expanded on the gameplay elements of Majora's Mask in later Zeldas, mostly the three different forms. Due to working swing shifts I don't watch basketball as often as earlier in the year but I'll probably tune in near the playoffs.

Smash Ultimate looks great -- it may take attention away from Melee since everyone is salty about HBox? I always thought Smash 4 looked really slow watching it.

I've drafted Magic a few more times and only have gotten 2-1 once. Ultimate Masters indeed looks like a ripoff... Hopefully draft/Sealed won't be too overpriced though.

Have been thinking of going to study the hard sciences. Three books I've read from the library include Tyler Volk's Quarks to Culture, Three Steps to the Universe: The Sun to Black Holes to Dark Matter by the Garfinkle Brothers, and The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model by Robert Oerter. (the latter being the most difficult) I'll order a cosmology textbook soon most likely. I don't think I have the maths to really do particle physics. Of course that means seriously being busy and not having much time at all for hobbies.

Got really nostalgic about Haruhi and might do another rewatch -- haven't since early 2014, but in total have watched it 7 times. I recently reread the last story arc (9-11), still shame no animated Sasaki, egh... Can't believe it's been 10 years...

Finished my rewatch of Legend of the Galactic Heroes (started it in 2015) which is still my favorite anime. However, more aware of flaws... I think on the Alliance side, they didn't have that much complexity as I wished for. In the Empire, they had Reuenthal and Oberstein as two ambitious supporting characters after Reinhard, but Julian was a Gary Stu, Schenkopp had a simple character, and Dusty despite being the second best commander also had a simple storyline (no one even flirted with him and he just accepted being a wizard). Other than that a pretty solid show and my favorite characters are the same. Oberstein did seem a little overboard with his plots at times, but I like Yang as the historian-philosopher and having to admit the flaws of each system. Possibly a bit more detail on the Terraists and Phezzani could've done as well rather than just have them be schemers and conspiracy theorists. Idk if it was that realistic with the Terraists being wiped out at the end.

Other possible rewatches I might consider Rose of Versailles? That was also top 5 material that I never rewatched yet, although like other anime I may change my mind during a rewatch. I didn't finish Satsuriku no Tenshi.
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: Cosmic Onion by F. Close
  • Watching: idk ye
  • Playing: Bionicleeees
  • Eating: random food
  • Drinking: water to wash it all through ._.
Zusas misadventures characters
New scanner, makes the paper shade look kind of gray but at same time gives more nuance to shading. Should list the characters I guess, top to bottom, left to right:

Connie Karasu, Rakdoth, Lord Resnet
Zester, Berta Strayson, James Oren, Vivian Vixess
Madeline, Zusa Karasu, and Mona Kranz.

Haven't drawn most of the characters that many times before. I still dunno if I was too lazy with shading, but it's part of the style overall. And then again there's overall not that much that can be done for lighter hair in black and white.
Mellwin And The Light Mages
New characters and a redesign. Could've probably made Mollia (right) dress fancier but she is supposed to look simpler. I think I made Mellwin (front) armor fancy enough. Sky maybe still needs some work, I don't have that much experience drawing clouds.
Well quite a lot of stuff?

First of all job... Crashed truck at 4th day, that ended being deliveryman. Now security guard. Probably the best work-life balance I'm going to find, I still remember for the second half of the week in normal corporate job my mind felt like it was completely fried with caffeine crash and all. Boredom and depression is inevitable, but still better. Bad thing is irregular schedule? Although they haven't given me that many last minute shifts so far.

Watched Megalo Box and Island as the two newer anime recently. Megalo Box wasn't bad at all, good animation although I was never a boxing fan, but the story line was still pretty straightforwards overall to me. Island I felt started too slow for a 12 episode anime and I just didn't get to care that much about Sara and Karen, and then during the winter arc everything felt kind of rushed. The time travel and stuff with Rinne was an interesting enough concept though.

Am still following Attack on Titan, still high budget with the Rod Reiss Titan. Gonna be a lot more bloodshed in the next few episodes though. Storyline overall seems slow as I also read manga, but then again I think in the first season they added 5-6 eps of filler with more fighting and stuffs. Eren's role is surprisingly small overall and the storyline follows a lot of characters.

Ended up rewatching Digimon Tamers and surprised at how much I liked it. The first half is arguably rather slow, but after watching more anime (since 2010 when I originally watched it) I've gotten used to having to wade through stuff like Fist of the North Star (where I didn't care too much about Rei arc, then villains of the week) and Slam Dunk with 100+ episodes. Looped animations like Card Slash and Evolutions also take space -- - the horse Deva and the boar Deva fights were both pretty poorly executed too. Overall the D-reaper should have been introduced a bit earlier though.

But the character development was generally pretty good to justify the slower start (Ruki and Renamon's relationship is unique among most Digimon series I think), D-reaper was a better overall villain than a lot of animes. I still feel Adventure bombarded with Dark Masters all of a sudden, then Adventure 02 had the cheesiest ending everyone is trapped into illusion and Daisuke snaps em out by wanting to make noodle cart, kids get implanted by Dark Spores because they want to be athletic genius lmao. Also BlackWarGreymon's character wasn't bad but he still feels like a lazy reskin.

Thinking of which overall I still like Juri more than Sayaka from Madoka as a character. Impmon would be Kyoko, Madoka as Takato, Jian as Mami ("calm mentor") and I guess Ruki as Homura, and Culumon as Kyubey without the evil.

Also the final battle wasn't as damn generic as shooting signature attacks, the adults aren't super incompetent in this show. Even the more lighthearted episodes felt like good character developments, more interesting than generic schoolgirl shiet.

I never got around to finishing up Digimon Adventure Tri although I suppose I could by now. They didn't bring Etemon/MetalEtemon back though :/ Dunno if they'll make Tamers sequel. Idk about watching Frontier and the other Digimons.

Am on the last part of EBF5 in only the beta. Overall still solid game, I guess I'll have to get full version to explore skill tree and more limit breaks, armor etc. Played it on hard and was decently challenging for me. (25-30 hrs sunk) I haven't ever tried out the Revenge-speedrun strat in EBF4, where you feed Matt all exp and let other three die in order to just win with Revenge skill.

I haven't been too much more social, went to play casual volleyball once. Then garage door was stuck.

Still follow SC2 a bit. Never really got into Terran but Maru is dominant over most of the players this year, if SoS can hold onto get into Blizzcon he'd be the main challenge, I suppose. Surprised to see Armada retiring but new SSBM gods are coming in. Don't have a Switch to buy Smash Universe -- I never even got Smash 4 although I had the Wii U. I suppose I'd want SSB5/U the most perhaps just to play a stronger ver. of Young Link, and changes with Ganon look interesting too. Don't really know any Smash fans around here though, although net play is probably going to be a thing.

Went to Prerelease of Guilds of Ravnica and went 1-2 w/Izzet. May play more Limited overall. Other guilds in the expansion I might be interested in Rakdos and Simic depending on mechanics.

I got Gadunka as a new Bionicle off Amazon, he was in pretty good condition and looks pretty cool, but squid launcher sucks as much as we all remember.

Sent to a 3rd publisher no more replies. Will keep sending at least once a month and do another round of edits on what seems publishable next year.
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: GE Moore
  • Watching: SNK3, Satsuriku no Tenshi
  • Playing: Bionicleeees
  • Eating: random food
  • Drinking: water to wash it all through ._.
Zusa Angsty
A bit of a quick sketch but I think it turned out decent. Probably more than anything characterwise, the haunted flames need more work... I have been doing full color drawings but both animation and writing mean doing less for now.


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spiralmaestro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!
Ifarisa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: :hug:
illbecomeyourheroine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! You take anime requests?
Candor-Shade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol -- well, a simple sketch isn't too hard for me but a full color drawing for me (even with no background) takes a while actually! I don't have a money system set up on DeviantART but I would if I could make cash somehow!

Also I am a student so in the case that it can happen I would have to delay/slow things down during midterms/finals week depending on what I have to do for school :P
illbecomeyourheroine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
spiralmaestro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Happy Birthday!
krasblak Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for faving :icontinadanceplz:
AikiYun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you did there.
Candor-Shade Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
idgaf if you mean well, choose your words carefully will you?
AikiYun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well. I tried to reconcile but its clear you don't care anymore.

Best of luck to you.
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