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Happy Meal, Tear of Joy by Dowlphin Happy Meal, Tear of Joy :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 1 0 Yin Cloud, Yang Sky by Dowlphin Yin Cloud, Yang Sky :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Leibniz KEKs by Dowlphin Leibniz KEKs :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 The Mild and the Mirror by Dowlphin The Mild and the Mirror :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 5 0 Swamp Vomit (criminally healthy) by Dowlphin Swamp Vomit (criminally healthy) :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 1 0 Sunpocalypse by Dowlphin Sunpocalypse :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 1 4 Blackening Sun Contra(il) Contra(st) by Dowlphin Blackening Sun Contra(il) Contra(st) :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Moonsun 2 by Dowlphin Moonsun 2 :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Probably not a looping by Dowlphin Probably not a looping :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Sun halo with sun dog by Dowlphin Sun halo with sun dog :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Sun halo with shadow streak by Dowlphin Sun halo with shadow streak :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 1 0 Light Beer (The Day Just Got Brighter) by Dowlphin Light Beer (The Day Just Got Brighter) :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Airbus A300B4-600ST Beluga transport airplane by Dowlphin Airbus A300B4-600ST Beluga transport airplane :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Moonsun by Dowlphin Moonsun :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 4 0 Froth Reef by Dowlphin Froth Reef :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 0 Responsibility by Dowlphin Responsibility :icondowlphin:Dowlphin 0 4

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Cutest Ambassador by Lahirien Cutest Ambassador :iconlahirien:Lahirien 155 8 Masked Matter-Horn by liamwhite1 Masked Matter-Horn :iconliamwhite1:liamwhite1 214 27 Changeling Pinkie Pie- Element of Gluttony by Sakuyamon Changeling Pinkie Pie- Element of Gluttony :iconsakuyamon:Sakuyamon 1,545 165 Rainbow Dash Vector  - When You're Ready! by Anxet Rainbow Dash Vector - When You're Ready! :iconanxet:Anxet 210 31 Don't go to sleep. by Lopoddity Don't go to sleep. :iconlopoddity:Lopoddity 2,013 112 Portal Mirrors by TheKiromancer Portal Mirrors :iconthekiromancer:TheKiromancer 158 20 Soul Whisperer [Summer Gift Exchange] by JoelletheNose Soul Whisperer [Summer Gift Exchange] :iconjoellethenose:JoelletheNose 376 34 MEDIC! by Cannibalus MEDIC! :iconcannibalus:Cannibalus 246 26 [MLP Fanart] Two Sisters music stroll by Light262 [MLP Fanart] Two Sisters music stroll :iconlight262:Light262 380 29 Princesses by punzil504 Princesses :iconpunzil504:punzil504 186 22 Night Sky by Underpable Night Sky :iconunderpable:Underpable 2,242 103 Pancakes by Underpable Pancakes :iconunderpable:Underpable 4,935 832 Shy by BlueDrg Shy :iconbluedrg:BlueDrg 691 52 Its-full-of-stars by ScootieBloom Its-full-of-stars :iconscootiebloom:ScootieBloom 725 66 Today Equestria Will Burn by Underpable Today Equestria Will Burn :iconunderpable:Underpable 581 62 Spoilers (Doctor Whooves and Zecora) by tygerbug Spoilers (Doctor Whooves and Zecora) :icontygerbug:tygerbug 142 15
(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 awakened my desire.

Yesterday I replaced my black right-handed wallet with a soft-cushiony-brown leathered left-handed one (the 'vertical' layout). Easier to see stuff in it and just looks and feels more interesting, and the conventional layout was always an annoying hassle with the coin pocket.

(The Zero-Euro is my design. Reminds me of the real value of money.)
Alte und neue Geldbrse by Dowlphin

I also recently got a pair of made-in-Germany(!) shoes for a fair price (60€), and they're very light and comfy, and their color goes well with many pieces. (Also well-designed soles. No dirt or gravel will ever get stuck there.) This together with also having replaced my ancient, deteriorating bike tires for top-class ones for a bargain is like a renewal of my ground contact, if you look at it poetically. (And then there is that new and original Waveboard I managed to buy for 15€. Just waiting for no rain and no wind now, hah.)

Neue Schuhe - Jomos - mit Karton by Dowlphin

So today at a medium-class clothing store I saw a jacket for only 40€ that feels a lot better than the supermarket one, has zippers for the hand pockets, looks stylish and is blue, just my wallet doesn't go easily into the relatively small inner pockets.

At a high-class clothing store I saw a beige-grayish one that feels amazing (sheep nubuk), appropriate for the price (which is A LOT higher, haha), has abundant big and convenient pockets, just the hand pockets are buttoned, but they're not fully vertical, so they do have some depth that stuff doesn't immediately fall out of. (I actually ended up with one pocket empty - not enough stuff to fill it.)
As you see, I am always looking for a synthesis of beauty and practicality. Which can be VERY FRUSTRATING.

I went back and forth, on the way picked up a lovely-cheerful-yellow-white hoodie for 9€ to replace my - again black and ancient - sweater jacket for when a t-shirt isn't enough but a jacket is too much. (I resent pullovers almost as much as business suits.)

LEFT: granddad jacket | RIGHT: Yo-yo-yoooooolk!
Hoodies by Dowlphin

I realized that while the blue-j is a bargain for what it offers, I still needed one that gives me that 'primary, everyday jacket' feeling. So I bought the beige one, and when you spend a lot of money, other expenses pale in comparison, so I decided to buy the cheap one, too. This is wise because when you buy something expensive, it is good to have something less valuable for situations where the expensive item would be too precious. (And artificial leather is just so very convenient in the rain.)

This was definitely worth the investment, considering for how long I have owned the old jackets. (Must be very roughly two decades.)

I'm also watching someone who I was thinking of while writing this and who I think may find this topic of some interest: www.deviantart.com/chromattix

(I gotta say though, I think the style of the black jackets fits me well, too. They have that laid-back vibe. And the easy-access drop pockets of the former everyday one are just the peak of practicality.)
Jacken 1 by Dowlphin



Jacken 2 by Dowlphin

There are many jackets. But these ones are mine.

So whadda ya think?


SUPPLEMENT:
Some combining. I am considering using this as my bio picture, but I might pick better background and lighting first, and maybe shave.
Full2 by Dowlphin


UPDATE:
The light brown jacket is in return because it turned out to be a nightmare regarding waterproofing and generally keeping it clean / cleaning it and the seller quite misinformed me about this. I'll sigh when that is resolved.
So the blue jacket (Blue-J) is now my only one. And thus it is worthy of more dedication, and was also in need of that. I replaced the buttons. The wrist on the left side was annoyingly clashing with the heel of my hand, and I couldn't deform that bit to not be like that anymore, so I switched the order of how the buttons connect on the wrists, and took the opportunity to also change the look to golden, which I like a lot better with that blue. (Sadly I of course cannot just replace all the zippers to golden, too. Really a missed opportunity by the manufacturer.) In the process the tool broke and some buttons bent, I had to improvise the rest, and now I am one piece short in case I want to replace the lower parts of the epaulet buttons which I realized too late are not compatible with the new buttons. Because right now they are loose and make noise on movements, which cannot stay. But to replace the lower halves I would have to open the interior lining of the jacket in both shoulder areas! Really not in the mood for more potential trouble. I'll probably try to figure out a good way to affix them otherwise, or maybe I eventually find the motivation to go through the tedious procedure anyway. I don't think I can file them off to have a smaller diameter. I'd probably create a hole in them and then water could leak into the jacket. Definitely not gonna risk that. (Although I guess glue could fix that.) I could also consider glue, but that would probably not handle the movement. It's just a very vexing situation.
And to add to my pissed mood, now some other part of the left arm (related to the zipper element) is clashing with my hands, scratching against my wrist, because it, too, is deformed in a different way that on the right side. And the zipper handles sit differently, too. Oh, and when I fold the collar over, I can feel the leather handle loop on my neck. And dunno whether I mentioned it, but the inner lining has already ripped in the past, near one arm, and needed repair.
I hate stupid design. Compared to this, my crappy old jacket was perfect. - Man, I wish I had the money for custom tailoring.

New Buttons by Dowlphin

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Germany
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.)

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

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.

My favorite bird, aside from the duh-owl, is the pewit. (You see why?)

My favorite fruit is the pineapple. It begins with a p AND is yellow, but that's just coincidence; I love it for its taste.

My favorite word is "flummoxed". (With eponymous on second place ... for obvious reasons: my eponymous affinity.)

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


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:iconvigilandtea:
VigilandTea Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019
Nice terraria video
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :-)
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fullcolour-canvas Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave:
Hey.i see you like bunnies.
Mind check my latest deviation?
:iconrabbitsplz:
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, "like" would be an exaggeration. I have a cease fire with them.

Where did you see that? ^^
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fullcolour-canvas Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in this big :iconrabbitsplz: deviation!
yeah,they are so cute!:iconomgsocuteplz:
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I remember. So entertaining to check out people's plz combos there.
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LARS777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Hey man,
How did that situation with Living Tombstone resolved?
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Black-Knight-4090 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dude I found out not to long ago that Sesame Street a parody of Game of Thrones what's your reaction to that. Shocked 
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Dowlphin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so puzzled about that claim that I can't even form a question.
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V0IDSPACER Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Waaaaait a sec you like Flight of the Navigator and The Last Unicorn too?!
And Douglas Adams
And Stargate
And Star Trek
And BBT
A:TLA

*FLAILS ARMS*
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That armflailing is contagious. ^^
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V0IDSPACER Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cannot--stop--flailing--arms--in--excitement--!!
~/ ^\~
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Triangulum emote! Awesome! ^^
*sigh* Every day I wish I just had money to burn. I'd visit so many awesome people around the world, all the time.
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ShadowGlider2236 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Thanks for the watch! :D
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will watch you like a griffon. ^^
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FOREVERRRRRRR!
Hahahahahahahahaha!
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Seriously though.
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Just kidding.
... Or am I?
...
I think I need sleep.
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P3r0 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... disturbing avatar. :D
I like it. :meow:

€dit: Und das Englisch hätte ich mir sparen können. :P
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
English means most people on the internet can understand you. ^^
And my avatar simply reflects my personality, haha.
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Legeden Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Ah, I knew You were on the YouTube ... didn't know You were also here.
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hay Michal! I derive from this that I didn't give you a card.
I only had 24, LOL. Apparently not enough for a convention. :D
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Love the avatar. Very creepy.
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That feeling will pass quickly. ^^
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The creep, not the love, haha.
Thank you!
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byron554 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Jesus I'm probably just a scaredy-cat or something, but your avatar really surprised me O_o
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thehehe. ^^
Admit the existence of the shadows within and they become visible to you.
Face them and they lose their control over you.
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Vickster-Hipster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
thnx for visiting mah page~<33
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