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Street Life and Markets in Bangkok by FerrumFlos1st Street Life and Markets in Bangkok :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 2 3 Shrine of Phra Phrom by FerrumFlos1st Shrine of Phra Phrom :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 3 0 King Chulalongkorn by FerrumFlos1st King Chulalongkorn :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 3 0 Project Mephiles by FerrumFlos1st Project Mephiles :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 43 10 Billboard advertisement in Bangkok by FerrumFlos1st Billboard advertisement in Bangkok :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 2 0 Across the Chao Phraya River by FerrumFlos1st Across the Chao Phraya River :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 4 0
FerrumFlos1st on The Problem with Apu
I am late on the issue, but it is still talked about. At first, I didn't care when the phrase arose in 2017. I had stopped watching the Simpsons a long time ago. Somewhere after their 2007 movie. I did come back for the one crossover episode with Family Guy. And Apu was in both of them. Anyways. Hearing rumors, not official confirmation, of removing Apu does peek my interest. Browsing around clips of Apu gives me nostalgia on why I liked him as a character. Getting rid of him would be a major disappointment for those who grew up with the Simpsons. After watching The Problem with Apu by Hari Kondabolu, I will place my thoughts and topics discussed in the documentary. I'm not South Asian descent; I'm East Asian. But fellow Asian Americans can understand one another, right? I am also not that much of an essayist. I never could get a grade A for writing one. So I'm just writing my thoughts based on topics and passages in bold.
Kids would poke fun of their Indian or S
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Ain't You Glad You're Single by FerrumFlos1st Ain't You Glad You're Single :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 23 3 Amelia, Chihuahua Terrier hybrid by FerrumFlos1st Amelia, Chihuahua Terrier hybrid :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 6 6
Scrapped Commission ideas #6-13
Some things I thought about for a commission, then decided to throw them away because I didn't think they were worth it.
Commission Idea #6
Johnny Depp and KH3
Panel 1: Year 2006
Sora, Donald, and Goofy were watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in theaters.
[Sora]: Oh boy. I can't wait to team up with Jack again.
[Donald Duck]: We'll show Davy Jones who's boss!
[Goofy]: We should follow his (Johnny Depp) movies in the meantime.
Panel 2: Years 2007-2018
The trio are still in movie theaters. They are feeling uncomfortable with posters of Johnny Depp's not-really-good-movies flying about over the timeline of waiting. Including the Pirates sequels, The Tourist, The Lone Ranger, Mortdecai, etc.
[Sora]: long do we have to watch these movies?...
[Donald]: When is KH3 coming out?!
[Goofy]: Gawrsh...
Panel 3: Year 2019
Sora is reading through his contract before finalizing KH3.
[Sora]: I am legally bound to not voice my opinions regarding Joh
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Gawrsh vs. Gosh! by FerrumFlos1st Gawrsh vs. Gosh! :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 19 3 Triple S Cosplay by FerrumFlos1st Triple S Cosplay :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 159 7 My first anime cosplay by FerrumFlos1st My first anime cosplay :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 3 5 Livin' on a Prayer karaoke by FerrumFlos1st Livin' on a Prayer karaoke :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 1 0 The Bureaucrats by FerrumFlos1st The Bureaucrats :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 5 3 Rarity didn't like black and red, so... by FerrumFlos1st Rarity didn't like black and red, so... :iconferrumflos1st:FerrumFlos1st 111 51


And... by FinikArt And... :iconfinikart:FinikArt 515 51 Peni Parker by teagirl-vn Peni Parker :iconteagirl-vn:teagirl-vn 94 3 pp by HRdrifter pp :iconhrdrifter:HRdrifter 36 2 Poke Poke by Mgx0 Poke Poke :iconmgx0:Mgx0 1,114 76 What if: Artificial Chaos Zero by Nibroc-Rock What if: Artificial Chaos Zero :iconnibroc-rock:Nibroc-Rock 347 54 Rara [Free Print Download!] by imDRUNKonTEA Rara [Free Print Download!] :iconimdrunkontea:imDRUNKonTEA 898 72 Evening Report by imDRUNKonTEA Evening Report :iconimdrunkontea:imDRUNKonTEA 1,429 76 Shadow wins! by KajikiMaguro427 Shadow wins! :iconkajikimaguro427:KajikiMaguro427 119 3 Fallout 4 - my friends Danse and X6 by operaghost Fallout 4 - my friends Danse and X6 :iconoperaghost:operaghost 3 6 POLICE ACTION by toolooselatrek POLICE ACTION :icontoolooselatrek:toolooselatrek 2,323 238 The Institute Emblem by SolyWack The Institute Emblem :iconsolywack:SolyWack 24 0 One Short Day by eemamminy One Short Day :iconeemamminy:eemamminy 2 0 Father and son by smtr149 Father and son :iconsmtr149:smtr149 10 1 Nate and  Shaun by smtr149 Nate and Shaun :iconsmtr149:smtr149 26 9 Happy Mother's Day by ello-kitty001 Happy Mother's Day :iconello-kitty001:ello-kitty001 1 0 The Institute (Fallout) by gregi989 The Institute (Fallout) :icongregi989:gregi989 13 12
Whatever work of art I'd like to add to my Favorites collection.
Some important things on my personal life and my relations to DA.

Major weight loss
In March, I was 215 lbs (97.5 kg). By now in December, I am 180 lbs (81.6 kg). Mission accomplished, I would call it.

How did I do it? Back in March, I was vacationing in Thailand and Taiwan. There I ate no fast food, no American processed meat, or high carbs like bread or potatoes. I lost 15 lbs (7 kg) as a result. When I came back, I follow through this diet by switching meats to chicken or fish with rice and/or noodles, fast food at least once a week, and being active in my manual labor job. Energy drinks are a problem for me. I don't drink coffee, so I needed something to keep me awake for work.

Education and job standing
I've been thinking about what my sister told me. She's a director in her work unit, and she explains to me on how employers would look at resumé. I was planning to quit my part-time job after 1 year of working to continue my studies in computers and cybersecurity, and to stop being so tired ever day.
[Sister]: Having one year experience at a job isn't enough. It shows that you're not dedicated to your work.
[Me]: Really? I wanted to stop after a year.
[Sister]: Trust me, I have known people who have studied all their life and they couldn't get their dream job. The ones that are guaranteed to find one are those who had to both worked and go to school at the same time.
[Me]: Meaning?
[Sister]: It shows how much they are committed and hard working, and it's something employers want to see in their employees.
[Me]: But doesn't that take too long? Like, studying for a 4-year degree while working may end up taking 5-8 years.
[Sister]: Yes, it is long. But it is worth it for those who got the job. Ultimately, it is your choice.

She would then tell me on how I have all the time I need, and I would waste them on browsing the internet, streaming series, and gaming. Or on how we take time for granted, compared to everyone else who had to struggle for a living. Altogether, she's right. Like she usually is. Now I'm not sure what to do, except find classes that don't conflict with my work schedule. I still want to quit after I managed to gain 1 year experience.

Losing fandom interest
I feel guilty for saying this. I am losing interest in MLP. I am not the first. Other famous DA artists have also made this statement. It feels like my group admin standing has been compromised by my lack of interest. I am still actively around to make group decisions on submissions, and I am still commissioning Sonic X MLP ideas. Right now, I'm treating MLP like how I treat the Sonic franchise. Where I don't care about the Sonic franchise in general, only Shadow; I don't care about MLP, unless Twilight plays a major role.

Eggman Empire of Equestria fanfic
A lot of times, I feel that I should end it with a general summary. Like I really want to get this over with, and I'm taking too long to update the chapters. I am not going to end it now. I will probably continue it when I have a lot more free time by being out of the job, back to school, and not feeling tired everyday.

Wanting to leave the United States
This country is just driving me crazy. Not because of a President I didn't vote for, but how much the American sociopolitical atmosphere and mass media have deteriorated into a troll-festivity. I've been obsessively googling on where to move out to. Looking at expat's blogs, videos, and experience. The economy and job opportunities for each country. How Chinese descent are treated in one. I would tell my parents to sell our house worth millions because of the housing crisis, and they (mostly my mom) opposed. I guess I will have to have save up and wait for a good opportunity to move out.
  • Playing: Fallout games
  • Drinking: Nuka Cola Quantum

Which web browser do you use? 

36 deviants said Google Chrome
9 deviants said Mozilla Firefox
4 deviants said Other?
1 deviant said Apple Safari
1 deviant said Internet Explorer (HA!)
No deviants said TOR


It has been 3 weeks of not going on Steam. I've been too busy and tired from work and anxious of going back to school. Also, I've been trying out Sega Heroes on my phone. Gather a team of heroes (and villains) to fight through levels. And Shadow is playable (SIGN ME UP!). Then I realized that I have to pay real money if I'm going to have him in my team, and I am not falling for that F2P and pay-to-win trap. 
Looking through my first cousins' Linkedin accounts. Whom I frequently interacted with in family gatherings. And I feel like s***....

Everyone’s got IT or management jobs, and what do I do? Manual labor! Just like our great-grandparents...

I can’t help but feel very embittered with myself for the bad choices I’ve made in academics and employment. I’m not sure what to do from here and out, except wait until my classes to start. 
Jeez. Not sure why one of the photos isn't working. Probably because I'm working too hard to remove any personal data on it. Another strange thing: I can view the photo better on other browsers. 
For more than half a year, I forgot to post my tourist pictures of Thailand and Taiwan. Sure I posted a few in my gallery, but not the whole 1700+ photos I've taken. Maybe I'll just post the more significant ones. At least about twice a day at a time. It would be spamming if I suddenly post all them at once.
"Speak English only. It will be easier for your son to communicate with people around him," a child specialist said to my parents when I was going to be age 5. My dad regrets listening to his advice. As a result, I have a hard time learning a different language without Google Translate.

Every time my dad tries to teach me Mandarin, he is always unhelpful.
[Me]:  Wǒ shì Hé Sōng Lin (我是何松林; I am 何松林, my Chinese name).
[Dad]: It's pronounced Lín! Not Lin!
[Me]: I am saying it!
[Dad]: There's only four vowels in Mandarin. It's very easy.
[Me]: Well, easy for you. Not me.

At the very least, I can tell the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese whenever I hear their accents.

Journal History


Vincent Ho
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'm Han Chinese, an ABC (American Born Chinese) born and living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Chinese-American Stamp by 6t76t California Deviants Stamp by unicorn-catcher
San Francisco Stamp by ClaireJones San Francisco stamp by SheviEdge
Fallout NCR Ranger Stamp by Deathbymodding NCR stamp by odidos
Sided with The House by ZhouTaisDayOff Institute Stamp by SailorTrekkie92

I know a few words in other languages, but I can't use them casually in a conversation. ^^;
American English language level NATIVE by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Chinese language level BEGINNER by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Cantonese language level Beginner by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Spanish language level BEGINNER by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Japanese language level RANDOM WORDS by TheFlagandAnthemGuy

Favorite Male Character: Shadow the Hedgehog
Favorite Female Character: between Twilight Sparkle or Nico Robin

I generally don't take things seriously unless it's a political and governmental issue, or if you decided to be my enemy.

I do have a tendency to prefer villains over heroes. I also like anti-heroes. If I do like a good guy, they had to have something I have in common with. For heroines, they just have to be likable and awesome.

If you were to read any Russian Literature, I would recommend reading their short stories before reading huge books like War and Peace or Crime and Punishment ^^;

I love Sonic/MLP crossovers. It is my pride and joy to bear the responsibility of DA's largest Sonic/MLP group. Sonic-Rainboom::iconsonic-rainboom:.

As Shadow and Twilight are usually everyone's favorite, I formed a group dedicated to them :iconshadowxtwilight:. If you like Shadow, Twilight, both, or Sonic/MLP crossovers, join up! :D

TwilightXShadow Stamp by Honey-PawStep ShadowxTwilight Sparkle stamp by DivineSpiritual

And I do love crossover ships:
Crossover Stamp by lady-warrior
OTP Sense stamp by Fairy-Red-Hime
Fanfiction and Pairings Stamp by FallenAngelAerith





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hey man long time no see. by the way what do you think of the season finale.
FerrumFlos1st Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been struggling to get my mind together after working too hard...

Back to your comment, I've said to Dan on how I'm surprised of the outcome and there's a lot I don't know from both sides. Especially Darkseid's. Where would I find him in his full potential? Final Crisis? Somewhere in the New 52? I haven't been able to keep up with the comics with the reboots going on and I lost track.
Mordecaiser123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
His full potential is in final crisis and the pre crisis era where he made pre crisis superman his bitch. We’ve come a long way bro, remember the time back in season 2 where marvel was on fire? Notice how most of the marvel winners against dc were superhuman level characters who lacked stupid crazy powers but when Ben and chad began to pit marvel and dcs hax characters who possess crazy stupid powers, dc is on fire.
FerrumFlos1st Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more for DC animations than I am for comics. Comics are too much for me to follow. Am I supposed to go for the earliest issues, 50s-80s, to recent stuff? It's all too much for me.

I had said on how I'm not that excited for Death Battle with DC vs Marvel. Quite frankly, I have been more concerned about my savings than I am for any fandoms I'm following.
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
FerrumFlos1st Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, Tsuki! I had a great time with my family.
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
That's good to hear.
Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!

¡Gracias por el fav! ;)
FerrumFlos1st Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. I love Lightning. :heart:
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