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To whom it may concern:

Yes, you may use my icons on-site (obviously) and off-site (but please link back to my profile). You can edit my icons if you really want to, but I kinda dislike it for personal reasons. If you do this, linking back to my profile as a form of credit is a requirement. If you see a deviation using my work without credit, please just ask them to do so.

The only think I am explicitly against is directly profiting from them (I've yet to see someone attempt this, and I'm not sure how anyone would, but it seems like something to forbid just in case) or straight up entering something of mine as your own (no edits). Other than that, go nuts, just give credit where it's due.

Thank you to everyone who visits my page, I hope you enjoy my icons, even if I haven't entered anything in a long while (my interests have kinda shifted over the years).

C:
Oh hey, I've been here for 5 years now. JUST THINK, WHEN I FIRST DISCOVERED THIS PLACE I WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL. Now I'm in college. And just as socially awkward and lame as ever. Fuck year.
  • Listening to: Some Russian instrumental rock
  • Reading: Greek plays
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: Water
  • Listening to: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
I'm now in college, in a dorm, the whole deal. You've probably noticed a lack of notices in which you are notified of new emoticons from me, the reason being that there haven't been any. I'm simply not interested in it anymore, and in all instances in which I attempt to make them it feels rather forced and uninspired. Oh well, that's life. I do love drawing however, but the bad news is I don't particularly feel like entering any of it on deviantart (I'm sure you're all crying tears of sorrow at this devastating news, especially considering I never entered drawings here in the first place so you couldn't possibly be watching me for that reason). So I suppose this account is dead in the 'submitting art' deparment (subject to change upon whim, however). I will shed no tears if you unwatch me because of this, although I still do come here often and lurk on other people's pages and in the forums from time to time.

So, that's the current situation, pretty much.

PS. I really like Transformers, and robots in general. If you have any art related to this (either your own make or faved) hit me up in this journal via link.
  • Listening to: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

A few things

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 6, 2008, 5:03 PM
  • I graduated high school
    • Getting a macbook pro (already ordered and on its way w/free ipod)
      • Fuck yes Obama is the democrat candidate
        • /co/ is love
          • Sorry for not posting more than one emote, lol, distracted by other stuff, but I've been keeping an eye on things around here.
            • Am working on a non-emote related project which might result in less emotes than planned, but that doesn't mean I won't stay involved with the community and make them once in a while.
              • Commissions are open, if you're one of those people that wanted something before and I told you I was done with emotes.
                • I read Watchmen, it was fucking awesome. Right now reading a book rather than comic: Renegade Magic by Robin Hobb

                  That is all for now :D We now return to previously planned broadcasting.

Emoticons, Livius, and the like

Journal Entry: Sun May 4, 2008, 4:22 PM
I'm sure all of you who are emoticonists have taken note already, but livius is currently MIA, which is more or less the saddest thing to happen, ever =< I'm not sure if she's having internet troubles, troubles with life, or just got bored of the site, but in any case I hope she comes back sometime, because she was an awesome person to talk to, and did more for the emoticons category than any other person on this site.

For: Livius by Abfc

I decided I'm going to start to get involved with icons again. It seems like the emote category as a whole is kind of....disconnected as of late. It received a huge boost in popularity for a while, but now it's back to being pretty obscure and filled with things that aren't emoticons. I don't hear as much from the users, but that's my fault, since I haven't made much of an effort lately, however I'd like to change that. I applied for the icons and/or emoticon GD position but I don't think I'll get it due to the number of better candidates who've been involved consistently throughout the years. Regardless, I want to get back to hosting contests, being involved, knowing what's going on with everyone who's active.

A lot of the emoticonists I used to stay in touch with are gone now, so I'd like like to call out all emoticonists and iconists who see this journal to say high, introduce themselves, and post their favorite work of their own. Warning though, I can give harsh critiques, so if you're not up to it just say so and I'll give general pointers. Also, link to your favorite iconists.

It might take me a while yet, but I'm going to start getting back into making icons, whoo!

PS: come visit me and sg in #ohnoes

Fuh fuh fuh

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 24, 2008, 12:33 PM
Welp I haven't updated this in a while. I get out of classes in a week and a half :0 because at my school they let anyone who is an IB senior go free a whole month early. However, I have to take several AP/IB exams. I already did the ones for psych and math studies last year, and art half a month ago, which leaves french, english, and bio.

BUT YOU DON"T REALLY CARE ABOUT THAT SO LET'S HAVE A CHAT ABOUT VIDYA GAMES.

SSBB, as you all know by now either from playing or coming into contact with wii fans and newly converted wii fans, is freaking awesome. However, after playing for a little while the question of wtf game Ness is from got to me stronger than ever before, and I decided to play Earthbound all the way through. Fucking awesome game, it is. I want to play the sequel, and it seems there's some fan translation in the makes so I'll have to keep my eye on that.

Right now, however, I am playing a game I have meant to play for years, but could never find: FFVII :omg: I thought it'd all be ruined because of the amount of spoilers I've picked up through the years, but I'm already gripped into the story. Cloud is a lot more assholish so far than fanart implies.

Of course, this doesn't mean I'm not still playing SSBB, and in fact some friends and I had a mini party for playing hours on end, it was awesome, except me and my friend's boyfriend kept dominating everyone else (which surprised me, since I pretty much suck at anything that isn't turn based).

PS. Bitches don't know 'bout my Obama avatar

Edit: Check this out! Kirby...in stitches by hoodedpeanutpire Is that awesome or what?

  • Listening to: 3 (YES, JUST '3'. MOST AWESOME BAND EVER)
  • Reading: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Playing: SSBB / FFVII

UF!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 15, 2008, 3:42 PM


Whoo! This school was my top choice, so this is good news. I decided to stay in Florida, because they have really good scholarship offers (pretty much, if you're in IB in highschool they'll pay for your first 4 years of college completely, no competitions or essays or other crap to get it). As far as Florida goes, this is probably the best school (IMO). We don't have any Ivy leagues and I wouldn't be able to afford one even with the scholarship anyways.

For those who are interested:
GPA weighted: 5.30
Unweighted: 4.00
SAT: 1350 (only took it once :X, could've gotten higher)

Future Major: Pre-professional biology (pre-dentistry)
Minor: Business



Anyway, any of you graduating seniors this year?

  • Listening to: Ayreon
  • Playing: Mario Galaxy
  • Eating: a capri sun straw

WHY ISN'T THIS SHOWING UP =

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 31, 2008, 4:48 PM
My mom is a good cook :]


Today is my 4th dAnniversary. LOVE YA DA.

  • Listening to: Yellowcard :V
  • Playing: Mario Galaxy

Parting 'tis such sweet sorrow, byebyebre

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 6, 2008, 8:24 PM
Well, back to school. I managed to catch up with Avatar over break and watch the entire Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann series in a day :0 Also played a lot of Mario Galaxy (AWESOME game). Anyways, that's not the point of this journal.

I've been saving up for a new laptop for a hell of a long time now, and my funds measure to about the $2000-$2400 range. I'm seriously considering making the move to mac because I don't trust vista, and I think buying a new computer only to downgrade the OS is retarded. Anyways, I want to hear about your experiences with mac and with vista. If I go with a windows comp I think I'll go with a customized dell, and if I go with apple I'll get the middle model of the macbook pro (with the student discount :V). Anyways, tell me your stories!

  • Listening to: Yellowcard :V
  • Playing: Mario Galaxy

Coheed and Cambria Concert

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 1, 2007, 6:53 PM
CLAUDIO IS A MASS OF HAIR



That is all.




P.S. I got a t-shirt signed by the band :'D

  • Listening to: Coheed and Cambria
  • Reading: Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
  • Drinking: Chocolate milk

CHOCOLATE RAIN NOW WITH DR. PEPPER ENDORSEMENT

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 28, 2007, 8:53 PM



OH GOD hahahhahhhhahahahahhahhaahha
Tay Zonday is one lucky bastard. Just think, and he owes it all to /b/'s random selection of the video for having **I step away from the mic to breathe in*


PS. I get to see Coheed and Cambria live this Friday! WHOOOOOOO!

  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Reading: Lolita
  • Playing: Paper Mario 2 (replay)
  • Eating: Leftovers

Huh

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 23, 2007, 3:09 PM
It's somewhat odd how inactive my page is, considering I still come here every day. In any case, how are you all? Have a good Thanksgiving? Catch all the drama between that comic artist and some generic anime illustrators? w@

Still no SSBB >:[ GODDAMN FEBRUARY. I heard Mario Galaxy is fucking awesome, but I have to wait until Christmas because my mom seemed excited about giving it to me as a present D: I think I'll draw her a nice picture.

Ho ho hum, now that I'm writing a journal I have nothing to write about. School is much more tolerable this year, although I never have enough time to do my art projects as well as I'd like.

Shadowgamers introduced me to Stepmania a while ago but I stopped playing already because my wrist kept hurting. =C It was either that, or the two 5000 word labs in a row I had to do for biology. Have to write another this weekend, what fun! Back to stepmania though, sucks that my wrist kept hurting, that game was fun. Maybe I should get guitar hero? It's not computer keys so I don't think it'll have the same affect.

Anyways, gonna go write some of that lab now, maybe play Sudoku first.

  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Reading: Lolita
  • Playing: Paper Mario 2 (replay)
  • Eating: Leftovers

February Fucking 10th

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 11, 2007, 2:46 PM
Goddamn nintendo. D:< I don't care how many hedgehogs the game can potentially have, I want it released in December like you said it would be >:C This game is what I've been waiting for since I bought your Wii. Now, I love that wii, and I play games almost every day, and I do love you nintendo, but I'm afraid that I may have to swear and defame you profusely until Super Smash Bros Brawl is released.





P.S. LOLOLOL CHECK OUT MY AWESOME SONIC RECOLOR HE'S MY ORIGINAL CHARACTER SONIG.

A Ghost for the Cause

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 10, 2007, 9:05 PM
Hey guys, check out this article, I know you people have money that you aren't using D:< And let's all try to get him to put our emotes on his shirt instead of URLs :lol:

SO TELL ME

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 2, 2007, 11:54 PM
1. What's your favorite song and/or band currently
2. Have you had any weird dreams lately?
3. Link me to the last emote/pixel art you commented on (that isn't yours) or faved.


___
1. I'd say Portugal. The Man and their song "It's Complicated Being a Wizard" (lol 20 minute song) currently. Cameljacks has been giving me weird music all summer though, so there's a ton of bands I'm into right now.
2. I had one about being an Autobot yesterday =[ usually I don't get this obsessed over movies, but damn Transformers was awesome.
3. Meego by migs-abarintos Lol, I had to search for something. Damn, the pixel art gallery is almost completely overrun by gaia avatars, ripped pokemon sprites, and oekaki =[ I don't think it's even reasonable to expect the GD to keep up with all that. I wish they'd take on like....sub-GD's that help deal with miscats. I know liv and shonegold would both appreciate something like that.

Comic account

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 9, 2007, 4:09 PM
Hey I know I said I probably wouldn't update in a while but I guess I was wrong D: A couple people were asking if I planned on posting other art, and it turns out that I'm part of a newish group comic project  called foofaraw. Check out our account: :iconfoofarawinc: We only have a few comics right now but we'll be updating weekly, maybe biweekly for a while to get established. Anyway, I don't do jokes as much, but I do a lot of lineart, and coloring if needed.

This is just a personal adveritisement I guess, so don't bother commenting here.

grraaaaaaaog

Journal Entry: Thu May 31, 2007, 7:18 PM
You've probably all realized that I haven't been very active lately, or rather, you've noticed now that my name is in your message center, and you had a resounding "Oh yeah! I forgot about that person" moment in which you wondered what happened to me and thus clicked my journal. Well, I've been out of school for a week, and I am now officially a senior in highschool. They say that the hardest year in IB is junior year, so hopefully that is true and this coming summer and school year won't be as stressful. One notable difference is that this summer is much longer as usual, since the county decided this is the year to move the start of school out of mid-august and into september, when most schools start.

Now that I have all this free time, I'll be making tons of emotes and other icons, right? No, probably not. Truth is, after about three years of making small icons I am extremely bored of it. It carries a redundancy that changing my shading or animation style won't lessen enough to make it anything more than a chore. Plus there's so many emoticonists these days, I feel like nothing is original anymore. =[ when I first started there were only a few active iconists, camel, budgie, estunt, and a bunch of defunct accounts with emoticons on them. Now there's tons of you guys, and everyone influences each other, and some people just straight out copy. I see people entering "tardmotes" like it's a genre or something, which just upsets me. I wouldn't even care or probably notice if people didn't take the name, but since they do, they're directly telling showing that this site is more about taking things with some measure of popularity and trying to become popular through identification, rather than modelling off of people to develop their own style for personal enjoyment. This is nothing new to me, but it intensifies the sense of redundancy; not only do I feel my icons are redundant, but now everyone elses are too. There's like 5 or so styles: serenework's, camelhijackation's, mine maybe, and a couple other people's, and the majority of people just copy them.

Now I'm just rambling though, and I doubt any of you really cared in the first place, and neither do I really, though that's main problem, isn't it?


This is probably the last journal I'll have in a long time. I'll see you guys around in the forums, and in zac's contest.

  • Listening to: Stone Sour
  • Reading: Dance of the Assassins
  • Playing: Pokemon Pearl =D

Testing begins, wanna turtwig?

Journal Entry: Sun May 6, 2007, 9:30 AM
I took the SAT yesterday (waste of four hours), this week I have two IB tests, next week I have 2 AP and 2 IB exams. Week after that, normal school exams. THEN: SUMMER! Yay! Ok, not really, since I have a ton of work to do over summer too.

Anyone here happen to know the actual time it takes for SAT scores to come online? I need to know if I got as high as I want, since I need to retake it otherwise.

___

Anyone here have a Piplup or Chimchar they'd trade for a turtwig? I have a female torterra, so unlimited eggs for me! I'll take newly hatched or eggs, I'll give newly hatched or eggs. If interested, leave a comment with friend code/name.

  • Listening to: Chevelle
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the [whatever]
  • Playing: Pokemon Pearl =D