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Little Witty Twilight by Dowlphin, visual art


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My Bio

Creatively active. Used to do plenty of caption pictures and animated GIFs. Tried to get into music creation, but that's mostly on hiatus. Some focus on video and picture editing, writing (puns, jokes, inspirational essays, song lyrics) and drawing, lately also more gaming-related entertainment, and trying to put the best of me into the creative work I can do with my limited means and skillset. The path I am taking is part of my artistic expression. Life is art.

I love playing with words and giving depth and meaning to things. My alias befits this, being full of potential. It is not only a combination pun of "owl" and "dolphin", but it also contains "do", "ow", "LP", "pH", "phi", "hi" and "in", so in Dowlphin there is action, pain, long play, chemical duality and balance, solution, water, the golden ratio, casual greetings, popularity and being embraced by and contained in something.

I'd be much more creatively active if my life wasn't missing some essential magical ingredients. (I am dealing with long-time depression/burnout. I come alive when things or people I interact with fill me with hope and when my creative drive doesn't bump into walls.)


Most of my caption pictures and animated GIFs (older stuff) can be found on my webspace:

Please ask me first if you want to use my art somewhere. (Unless it's a trivial case. Just crediting / source linking is fine for those.)

If you like my art, you can make me very happy by adding me to your deviantWATCH. Same goes for my YouTube channel and other web presences. Audience gives me the motivation to continue. Thanks!

You might even like to follow my commenting activity and such. Boring comments are a rarity with me. ... Anything else would not be pieous.

My favorite letter is p. "Why" you don't ask? ... Well, fun with a p is pun. And then there's pony, Pink(ie Pie), party, prank, parody, pretty, play, passion, peace, prosperity, power, portal, paint etc.. Enough said.

Thus my favorite colors are pink and yellow, because both begin with a p.

One of my favorite birds is the pewit. (You see why?)

My favorite word is "flummoxed". (With eponymous on second place ... for obvious reasons: my eponymous affinity.) I also like the word "humane". Again for quite obvious reasons.

Personal motto: "The truth is in the punning."




General blog

Essay blog

MLP blog

Steam gaming livestream (every maybeday at dunno 'o clock) art livestream

Cheezburger (no new stuff being added)

Caption pic & AniGIF repository

Reddit (not kept fully up to date due to redundancy)

Favourite Visual Artist
DMT (and that cheap ripoff Alex Grey, hahaha. ... His name is Grey! How ironic is that?!)
Favourite Movies
MLPFiM movies|The Fountain|Powder|Blueberry|K-PAX|V for Vendetta|Enemy Mine|Robin Williams movies|The Iron Giant|The Last Unicorn|How To Train Your Dragon 1+2|Flight of the Navigator|Army of Darkness|Kick-Ass|Short Circuit 1+2|The Matrix|Tron(1982)
Favourite TV Shows
MLPFiM,Steven Universe,Firefly,Avatar-Last Airbender,Steins Gate,Rick&Morty,Venture Bros,Boondocks,Babylon 5,Buffy,Angel,Breaking Bad,Stargate,My So-Called Life,Big Bang Theory,Scrubs,Afterlife,Kung Fu,STTNG,Enterpr.,Profit,John Doe,Kozure Okami
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
I more favor music than musicians, because my taste is very broad-spectrum, but can be picky ... (Chris Hülsbeck influenced me a lot early-on though)
Favourite Books
Rarely ever read books. Long ago lots of Battletech, much later some Discworld, more recently The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Favourite Writers
Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams
Favourite Games
Night in the Woods, The Stanley Parable, The Witcher 1+3, Fighting Is Magic (especially playing Pinkie Pie ^^), Terraria, Portal, probably some older ones I don't remember. (E.g. Full Throttle and Sam&Max Hit the Road are great.)
Favourite Gaming Platform
This side of the universe (the only one without an alternative) ... I think that made no sense, but never mind.
Tools of the Trade
Manga Studio, Paint Shop Pro 9, Yiynova MVP22U+ digitizer display, milk frappé, fruit punch, Panasonic FZ2000, DaVinci Resolve, X-Media Recode, Audacity, Ableton Live, M-Audio Oxygen 61
Other Interests
Currently mainly ponies and music ... and pony music.
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(update at the bottom) So far I always went with: A leather jacket doesn't wear down, but it gains character. Well, I had a very old one I used all the time and another ancient one I used for colder weather and on the bike and such. But both have really aged, with light spots on the dry leather, rips, torn pocket linings (leading to secret storage, haha), both are boring black. So I went shopping and really didn't expect to almost immediately find something that resonated a lot with me. A couple days ago I found a jacket at a supermarket for 50€ and it was awful, like a plastic corset, and the pocket situation was cheapass. But it awa
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I did my very first proper livestream, with the resources available, pushing the limits all the time, heh: I'd be delighted if you became a Twitch follower. Then things can gain energy and momentum, and I'm SO much better in dialogue than when talking into the void, haha.
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Go(ogle) f*** yourself, not us Spread the link to this article if you are interested in this crap not happening anymore. It will never stop unless there is force applied. (I probably shouldn't even have censored my language considering how much this annoys me, but I suspected a word filter preventing me from posting this entry, when it turned out it's just dA making trouble with my up-to-date Firefox. (I can click the preview button, but not the submit button.)) UPDATE: Kind of resolved for the specific case.
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Nice terraria video
Hey.i see you like bunnies.
Mind check my latest deviation?
Well, "like" would be an exaggeration. I have a cease fire with them.

Where did you see that? ^^
in this big :iconrabbitsplz: deviation!
yeah,they are so cute!:iconomgsocuteplz:
Ah, I remember. So entertaining to check out people's plz combos there.
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