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I'm still alive.  October through last week was a big mess.

The comic's still updating and none of the updates were missed, though, so that's good.

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The comic's updating again:
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I'm still alive.

I'll do a real update later.  I don't know when, though.
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I'm still alive and stuff.

It's just that my life is a complete train wreck right now, so I can't get anything done.

Just so you know.

  • Listening to: Weird Al
  • Reading: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Watching: Powerpuff Girls
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Drinking: Tea

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 4:38 AM
I'm still on hiatus.   I just really want the badge.

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
A long time.  About 8 years with this account, though.

2. What does your username mean?
It means I'm the Godless Machine. 

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Secretly five cats.*

4. Are you left or right handed?
Right.  I had a left handed twin, but I eated it. ^_^;
5. What was your first deviation?
This is the oldest one that's not in storage:
Squeegee by godlessmachine

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

Digital.  I like drawing on the computer.  I don't know what you'd call the style I draw in, though.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I don't know.  Right now I just want to get better at colouring.  Oh, and sewing.  I really want to make plushies and clothes and that.

8. What was your first favourite?

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Drawings/paintings (digital and traditional), photos, other things.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I have a bunch.
:iconprobertson: :iconjohnsu: :iconloish: :iconyohabroha: :iconblackbirdink:
...Just to name a few.

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

...I don't know. °_°;

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

Photoshop, Painter, Sketchbook Express, Penny the Wacom Tablet, Moleskine Sketchbook, Pencil and Eraser
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
In front of my computer.  Were you expecting a cooler, more artistic answer?  Sorry.  I suppose I'm just not that sort of person.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I don't really have one, sorry.

*It's true.  I am five cats cleverly disguised as a human. *nodnod*

  • Listening to: Boards of Canada
  • Reading: Attack on Titan
  • Watching: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Drinking: Tea


Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2015, 8:01 PM
I've been on semi-hiatus right now due to a lot of RL crap and health issues.  And now my computer's royally fucked up and I have to go on a real hiatus.

It'll be like the semi-hiatus, but with less art and stuff.  So yeah.

Hopefully, this will be over soon.

So, um...  Bye for now.

ETA: I'll still be popping in to look at stuff and that.  I'm not going to leave completely.  I've really just got to take a break from everything and fix stuff.

  • Listening to: Boards of Canada
  • Reading: Attack on Titan
  • Watching: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Drinking: Tea

Things happening

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 6:12 PM
Still working on the comic, still trying to find a balance with it and the rest of my art/life.

There's not really anything to report right now beyond that, and that hardly qualifies as news.

That is all.  Carry on. 


  • Listening to: The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
  • Reading: Attack on Titan
  • Watching: Deadman Wonderland
  • Playing: Ragnarok Online
  • Drinking: Tea

Just this

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:34 AM
The new header is really weird.  Everything's backwards.


I don't have anything else to add.  I just needed to say that.

  • Listening to: Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest
  • Reading: The Princess Bride
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Super Paper Mario
  • Drinking: Tea

My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 8:52 PM
I don't really have a dA story, but dA has been integral in my growth as an artist, more or less.  It's really gave me a community to promote my art and network and that, though other people have already written essays on dA about this, so I don't want to write an essay here.

But I got this account in 2007, then quit art in '08 because of terrible things in real life.  Then I came back in '09 determined to improve and start making comics. 

Here are a few pictures that display my growth as an artist, oh ja.  (Five just wasn't enough, sorry.)

Mature Content

Tender Sugar by godlessmachine
  Weapon of Choice by godlessmachine Can't Seem to Make You Mine by godlessmachine Another Grey Day by godlessmachine Hunter by godlessmachine A Crow Left of the Murder by godlessmachine
Spider by godlessmachine Rain by godlessmachine Doctor and Raven by godlessmachine morning by godlessmachine An Ill Omen by godlessmachine   Alien Girl/Headphones iii by godlessmachine
At the Zeppelin Port by godlessmachine  Immaculate by godlessmachine Gaming by godlessmachine

Mature Content

Satyress by godlessmachine
Conversations by godlessmachine Headphones iv  (with Finn and Jake) by godlessmachine

I picked three for each year. 

To summarize:
2009: I started actually trying to develop my craft.
2010: I left behind my childish beginnings and began to grow.  I started to find my voice and style.  This was also when I started exploring my synesthesia.
2011: Took an art class, which resulted in taking a level in bad-ass.
2012: Kept going forward, experimenting and that.  I was really dissatisfied with my work for most of this year, though I like a lot of it now.
2013: More experiments, more boundary pushing.  This was the year that I discovered my love for weird tentacle-armed women with big eyes.
2014: This year I've been working really hard to get better, and so far it's been good, more or less.

Also, I've recently started a comic about Space Aliens.  It will be up on the web later this year, unless I break my hand or something.

(Sorry if this seems vain, I just really needed to do this.)

  • Listening to: Higher Intelligence Agency: Colourform
  • Reading: Judge Dredd
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Bravely Default
  • Drinking: Tea


Journal Entry: Thu May 22, 2014, 3:33 AM
So I started drawing my comic.  ...The one about space aliens, not the one about robots or the one about hackers.

Comics are hard work.  And right now they're eating up a lot of my time and energy.  Hopefully this will get better in the future, but for now, it's a bit taxing.  So if I seem dead here, that's why.  Just so you know.

That is all.  Please carry on.

  • Listening to: The Smashing Pumpkins: The Aeroplane Flies High
  • Reading: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Secret of Mana 2
  • Drinking: Tea


Journal Entry: Tue Feb 25, 2014, 8:36 PM
I finally hit 15,000 page veiws.  Yay!

Prinny Dood by DarkSol222
Thanks doods.

  • Listening to: Symphony of Science
  • Reading: Dragon Sword and Wind Child
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Secret of Mana
  • Drinking: Tea

Meme questions

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 19, 2014, 12:54 AM
I was tagged over a month ago with this meme, so now I'll do it.  I won't actually be doing the meme, just answering the questions.  So yeah.

Tagged by :icontevarro:

    1.    If you have gained the power of necromancy, who would you bring back from the Netherworld and what would be the first thing you would do with your newfound undead slave? 

I would resurrect an army and take over the world.  As my minions were killed, I would resurrect more and the world would be mine.  And them eventually, the galaxy.


(I'd add universe to that, but come on, no one could every live long enough to conquer the universe.)

    2.    If you encountered a boggart in the Harry Potter universe, what do you think will it turn into? 

:shrug: I don't know.  Something terrible that could never be described because looking at it would induce Lovecraftian madness.

    3.    Have you ever laughed so hard that you nearly died because of it? If yes, do elaborate! If no, then just share the most hilarious joke/experience/whatever you have encountered.


Here's a joke: Two blondes were walking through the woods and found some tracks.  One said they were deer tracks.  The other said they were turtle tracks.  While they were arguing, they got hit by a train.

    4.    A wild escalator is chewing on your stray shoelace and it will soon chew on you! Will you trade a soul before the escalator claims yours? If yes, who?

Couldn't I just cut the shoelace or take off my shoe or something?  In any case, if I had to choose a soul to feed to the escalator to save myself, I'd choose an ex-boyfriend's soul.  The escalator knows which one.

    5.    You are stuck on an elevator with your biggest crush. The rescue team should get you two out in a couple of hours. What would you do to pass the time?

I'm very shy, so nothing will happen beyond awkwardness. 

    6.    If you could pick a fictional character from your own story, or any story should you not have such characters, who would you choose to be your champion against a legion of demons bent on obliterating you from the face of the earth?

Cilla, maybe, because she has super powers, but I don't know who else. 

    7.    What was the most vivid dream/nightmare you ever had?

I can't remember one that I feel comfortable sharing.  If I remember one, I'll edit this to add it.

    8.    What is your opinion on a peanut butter and chocolate sandwich?

I've never had one.

    9.    If you could be Willy Wonka for a day, what would be the first confectionery treat you would dare unleash to the world?

I don't know.  :shrug:

    10. If you could choose a literary genre for your life story, what would it be and why?

Surrealism because reasons.

  • Listening to: The Black Dog: Spanners
  • Reading: Dragon Sword and Wind Child
  • Watching: The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
  • Playing: Parasite Eve
  • Drinking: Tea

Just an update

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 29, 2013, 5:13 PM
I'm currently writing a comic.

It's about these guys:

Cilla and Lucas by godlessmachine

I'll update more later, I just wanted to let everyone know what I'm up to.


  • Listening to: Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest
  • Reading: Dragon Sword and Wind Child
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Playing: Final Fantasy
  • Drinking: Tea

Zombie t-shirts

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 1:06 PM
So here's my zombie:
Zombie by godlessmachine

Recently, it's been brought to my attention that some people would like to have a shirt with him on it, so...

He's on t-shirts now:
At Society6
Redbubble as well.

No pressure, just letting you know that there are shirts if you want them.

(And if there's anything else I have that you'd like on a shirt, say something and I'll see what I can do.)

  • Listening to: Squarepusher: Music is Rotted One Note
  • Reading: Hermann Hesse: Demian
  • Watching: Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
  • Playing: Katamari Damacy
  • Drinking: Tea

NaNoWriMo part 2

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 28, 2012, 1:23 AM
So I won this year.

...I really don't like writing novels. :|

  • Listening to: Katamari Damacy OST
  • Reading: The Dalek Handbook
  • Watching: Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Drinking: Tea


Journal Entry: Tue Nov 6, 2012, 7:54 PM

So I'm doing NaNo again this year, so I won't be around much this month.

It's just as well.  I've been having art block and also feeling the need to write something.  So yeah.

  • Listening to: The Symphony of Science
  • Reading: The Dalek Handbook
  • Watching: Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
  • Playing: Elsword
  • Drinking: Tea

Okay then

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:02 AM

I don't seem to be on hiatus any more, so I thought that I should announce that I'm back.

So, uh...  I'm back.

  • Listening to: The Symphony of Science
  • Reading: The Dalek Handbook
  • Watching: Princess Tutu
  • Playing: Elsword
  • Drinking: Tea

So yeah...

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:06 PM

I'm sort of on a hiatus right now because of reasons.

I'll be back soon/eventually.

  • Listening to: Yoko Ono: Approximately Infinite Universe
  • Reading: The Dalek Handbook
  • Watching: Princess Tutu
  • Playing: Elsword
  • Drinking: Tea

Mary Sue meme :|

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 25, 2012, 3:24 PM
I don't really have anything to write about, but I feel a mighty need to update this.  So have a Mary Sue meme for Cilla.  

Cilla by godlessmachine

[ ] They are possessed by an angel

[ ] They are possessed by a demon

[ ] They are a werewolf/vampire/faerie

[ ] They are physically strong

[ ] They have a rare hair/fur color

[ ] Their eyes are an unusual color

[ ] This happens to be red

[ ] Their eyes change color

[ ] They have wings

[ ] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift

[ ] They are immortal

[ ] If female - They have large boobs

[ ] If male - They are very muscular

[ ] They are very attractive to the opposite gender

[x] They are telekinetic/pyrokinetic/etc

[x] They have sixth sense/can mind-read/etc (She has basic telepathy.)

[ ] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers

[ ] They have a special ability/power, but they don't know about it yet

[ ] They were bestowed/cursed with these powers

[ ] They are a healer

[ ] They are from a very rich/royal family

[ ] They don't know that they are from a very rich/royal background

[x] They have lost one/both of their parents

[ ] They ran away from home

[ ] Their parents are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.

[ ] They witnessed one/both of their parent's death

[ ] They are part angel/demon/faerie/some other mythical creature

[x] They never knew their parents (She never met her dad.  Her dad's a Tall Grey, so yeah.)

[ ] They were abused/spoiled as a child

[ ] They are very attractive to the same gender

[x] They have lots of friends/no friends

[ ] They are emo/cutesy

[ ] They look much younger/older than they really are.

[ ] They are currently in a relationship

[ ] They have lots if morals and state them a fair bit for example: 'I would rather be with my friends than with my boyfriend/girlfriend' 'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family' 'I wouldn't hesitate to die in place of a friend' etc. It's fine if your OC has these beliefs/values, but if they constantly say them out loud/preach them to others, then we have a problem.

[ ] They have a mental disorder

[ ] They have an emotional disorder

[ ] They struggle to stay sane

[ ] They are a psycho

[ ] They have multiple personalities

[x] They are very intelligent

[ ] They have hallucinations

[ ] They can summon spirits/demons/angels etc.

[x] They have an unusual/unrealistic pet (They're not really her pets, but she lives in a tree with an unkindness of ravens and they all get along.)

[ ] They have a guardian spirit

[ ] They have a 'special type' of soul

[ ] Their soul is not the same as them

[ ] They can talk to spirits/ghosts

[ ] Some part of their body glows

[ ] They have a rare/unusual name

[ ] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, Midsummers Night, The Winter Solstice etc.

[ ] They have a twin/sibling that they were separated from at birth

[ ] They are connected with a certain element

[ ] They are connected with a certain animal

[ ] They always dress like a certain 'label'

[ ] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime/manga

[x] They are a race/species that is discriminated against/misunderstood (Humanity's right to distrust the Greys though, mostly on account of Greys being such mean jerks.)

[x] They have a certain power that is misunderstood/feared

[ ] They live/lived on the streets at some point in their lives

[ ] They are hiding from someone/something

[ ] They have a rare blood type

[ ] They cry blood

[ ] Certain noises/smells/situations/etc make their powers activate/give them a nervous breakdown

[ ] They are from a different country to where they live

[x] They are very mysterious/dark (I don't see her like this, but other people in the comic do.)

[ ] They are very lively/happy

[ ] Their mood changes a lot/very quickly

[x] They are very patient

[ ] They are from a long line of (insert profession/power here)

[ ] They have a piece of jewelry/clothing that they always wear

[ ] They have amnesia

[ ] They have some sort of permanent medical condition

[ ] The have a curse upon them

[ ] They are involved in some sort of prophecy

[ ] They are 'the chosen one'

[ ] They have insomnia

Overall points:  11

<5 - Anti-Sue
Your character may be a bit on the boring side. Of course, this does depend, but generally if they are scoring that low, it wouldn't hurt to 'spice them up' a bit ^^

6-15 - Balanced Character
If your OC scored around here, then they are probably quite a well-balanced and interesting character. Those scoring in the higher end of this category may be a bit too much though.

16-25 - Borderline Mary-Sue
We have a problem. You need to tone your character down. They are most likely a bit annoying to others, too.

26< -Mary-Sue
Do I even need to talk about it?

RESULT = balanced character

  • Listening to: Higher Intelligence Agency: Colourform
  • Reading: Grrl Scouts: Work Sucks
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • Drinking: Tea

About today

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 1, 2012, 6:13 PM
Today's the best dA April Fools ever.

It combines several things I love:
-Propaganda imagery

So yeah.  


  • Listening to: Cowboy Bebop: No Disc
  • Reading: The Call of Cthulhu
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IX
  • Drinking: Tea