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The last months were filled with bad news beginning with our trailer's canopy getting teared and its rod bent because of excess rain while not in a position to drain itself. This meana fee after passing it to insurances.
Then Dad had an abnormal PSA blood test result which lead to have a biipsy to his prostate which revealed that two samples out of them were cancerous.
This meaned Dad couldn't think about looking for a part-time job while Mom doesn't work many hours.
And the final bad news was this month when my parents' loan request in order to reunite debts in one place was declined. We can hardly do groceries and I have to lend a hand.


...But then some better news began to arrive.
Dad had an appointment with the urologist last Thursday about what was going to be done. The latest results showed no progression , and if the new blood test taken this week goes the same way, no treatment or surgery will be done since prostatic cancer is one type of cancer that has a very slow progression, and in some men, this can take years without progressing. And also because surgery has a lot of side-effects.
So unless contrary, Dad will return to urology in 3 months and he finally can think about a part-time job.

And yesterday it's my turn to have a ray of hope !  We had a Brunch&Blowling activity with a group of visually impaired people and my cooking teacher who was my former boss was there to serve the cold buffet.
While I was giving news about me such as the fact of having completely cut down added sugars and free sugar, she told me and my Mom that the seniors home where I used to work will finally expand this year and this will create new jobs, and she tought about me since the expansion will create a new kitchen division for pastry, and the person who'd work there would work alone, which means no crashing into someone else (this was my trouble spot). And this time my position wouldn't be an extra one that would be conditional to the amount of refund for hiring someone with disabilities. This means the new job which is planned with the expansion would be much more steady.
And as Mom told her that she doesn't work many hours, my teacher offered her to join as well.


Yep, there are good chances that my jobless time will end this late Spring ! And working with Mom to whom I'm very close ? It would be wonderful !
Certains d'entre vous l'avez peut-être su, chez nous au Québec, un Québécois tout ce qui a de plus "pure laine" a ouvert le feu dans une mosquée à Québec, peu après l'heure des prières. Six personnes sont tombées sous les balles fans cet attentat terroriste.

Avec toute cette islamophobie latente et cette obsession de toujours focuser sur la pomme pourrie du panier dans les médias, celleux qui n'ont jamais connu un-e musulman-e ont fini par croire que toutes les pommes du panier sont pourries alors qu'iels n'ont jamais vu les autres pommes du panier. Au vu de l'atmosphère toxique qui planait, je savais au fond de moi que ça allait finir par arriver, qu'un radicalisé de l'extrême-droite allait un jour passer à l'acte et c'est ça qui est le plus triste car ces victimes ne méritaient pas ça !

Déjà on voit des prises de conscience se faire. Mais il aura malheureusement fallu que ce bain de sang se produise pour ça !

Quelle que soit notre croyance ou non-croyance, on doit tous rester unis et apprendre à connaitre l'autre.

Je suis petite-fille d'immigrée, du fait que mon grand-père paternel a épousé une Britannique durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et cette dame, bien qu'elle était catholique. (convertie) pratiquante, accueillait les auto-stoppeurs restés trop longtemps mal pris sur le bord de la route 138 en offrant gîte et couvert et priait pour eux. C'était une femme de coeur prête à aider son prochain, sans égard à leur religion. C'était une catholique mature qui voyait l'humain avant tout.
S'il y avait plus de gens comme ma grand-maman, le monde serait meilleur.

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Some may already know but here in Quebec, a "purebred" Quebecer opened fire in a mosque at Quebec city, not long after pray time ended. Six people lost their lives in this terrorist attack.

With all that latent islamophobia and that nasty obsession of always showing that one rotten apple of the basket in media, those who never personally knew any Muslim person ended up believing that the whole basket is rotten despite the fact of not having actually seenthe other apples of the basket. At the view of the toxic atmosphere, I knew in the deepest of me that this would happen, that one radicalized far-right individual would act someday, and that's the saddest of all because these people didn't deserve this !

Since the attack, we're now seeing people realize the situation, but sadly it took that tragedy to make this happen !

Whatever our beliefs or non-beliefs, we all must stay united and learn to know each other.

I'm granddaughter of a migrant, due to my grandfather on Dad's side having married a British lady during World War II, and even thought this lady was a (converted) devoted Catholic, she used to help travelers who got stuck on the edges of Route 138 by offering bed and meal and she prayed for them. She was a woman of heart who was always ready to help others without distinction to their religion. She was a mature Catholic who saw the human before anything else.
If there were more people like my grandmother, the world would be much better.
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As vacation has ended, I'm now ready to do commission, so I updated the commission infos and commission status to add a category for traditional art since I'm getting more at ease with colored pencils.

You want to commission me ? See those links below first.
Commission infos : ishimaru-chiaki.deviantart.com…
Commission status : ishimaru-chiaki.deviantart.com…
  • Listening to: Pokemon XY soundtrack
C'est rare que je poste un journal en français, et encore plus rare que je poste un journal militant, mais ces derniers jours, il y a une grosse shitstorm en cours contre les pittbulls depuis qu'une femme a été tué par un pittbull du voisin. Le méga battage médiatique est en train d'entraîner une chasse aux sorcières en plus que les villes de Québec et Montréal ont annoncé qu'ils interdiraient ces chiens..

Tout ça parce que des douchebags prennent des pittbulls pour les mauvaises raisons et qu'il y a des caves qui éduquent mal leurs chiens ou n'apprennent pas à leurs enfants qu'est-ce qu'on ne doit pas faire en présence d'un chien.
Pendant ce temps, des bons maîtres paient pour les cons et parce que c'est payant pour les journeaux à sensations de parler d'attaques de pittbulls alors que d'autres races mordent davantage, notamment les chihuahua.

Moi et mes parents avons des chiens et des chats depuis très longtemps et nous trouvons insensé l'idée d'interdire un groupe de races canines. Nous n'avons jamais eu de pittbulls mais nous ne laisserions pas notre labrador seule avec des enfants car le niveau d'énergie élevé des jeunes labradors pose un risque de blessure accidentel quand le chien est trop excité, et aussi parce qu'elle est possessive sur ses jouets et ses os et elle a un tempérament anxieux. On est d'ailleurs passé proche d'un incident l'autre jour au camping.

Interdire les pittbull n'empêchera pas les attaques, car cela entrainera un faux sentiment de sécurité qui baisse la vigilance vis-à-vis les autres races, qui ont autant un potentiel d'attaquer que les Pitt. À preuve, les morsures ont augmenté en Ontario depuis que l'interdiction est en vigueur. Tous les chiens peuvent mordre, même ceux qui peuvent paraître inoffensifs, et il n'y a pas plus mauvais maître que celui qui dit que son chien ne mordra jamais.

Les attaques canines ne sont qu'un symptôme d'un problème beaucoup plus large qui est le manque d'éducation des maîtres, qui se traduit aussi par des abandons et euthanasies pour des raisons complètement stupides, des refuges qui débordent et des animaux errants..
Bannir un groupe de races de chiens, c'est comme si tu prenais du Tylenol pour traiter un cancer : ça fait juste traiter une douleur causée par la maladie, et non la maladie elle-même.

Tandis qu'un programme de formation obligatoire pour les futurs maîtres de chiens ou chats permettrait de traiter le problème à la source puisque dès le départ, ça filtrera les pommes pourrites puisque les vrais amoureux seront prêts à investir. Et lorsqu'un incident surviendrait, une évaluation devrait être systématique.

Éduchateur a d'ailleurs écrit un billet là-dessus, et ce qu'il propose a bien du sens, car les comportementalistes félins et canins (ainsi que les vets, les TSA et les gens oeuvrant dans les refuges) sont les mieux placés pour témoigner de la condition actuelles de nos chiens et chats puisqu'ils en voient passer de nombreux individus chaque année.
educhateur.com/pitbulls-soluti…

Si vous êtes résident du Québec et êtes d'accord avec mon post, vous êtes invités à signer cette pétition contre l'interdiction des pittbulls au Québec.

www.petitions24.net/non_au_ban…
It's now confirmed, I join #TeamBlackCat ! I brought home a little black kitty from the shelter ! I named her Luna ! She's 2 1/2 months old (bdate : Feb 22nd).

From the very moment she was taken out from the cage she was sharing with her sister, she started purring loudly, but she really didn't like the ride for her stress came out poopy, so as soon as we arrived, I gave her a bath to clean the mess.

Oh, and fun fact : Luna has a little white spot between her thighs while the rest of her fur is plain black !

She's playful (she loves to play with anything that's hanging), affectionate, and her purr is very easy to start !

I plan to have her spayed when she'll be around 6 months old. No noisy heat cycle, no surprise pregnancy with the hassle of finding homes for the kittens while there's plenty of stray cats.

embedded_item1463291916671 by Ishimaru-Chiaki
A few days ago, it came back to my memory that I registered to Pokemon Trainers Club ages ago, so I verified and I actually received the mail containing the codes to get the three Legendary Birds. It was in my Promotions folder in my Gmail.

So, if you were registered to Pokemon Trainers Club using a Gmail and made sure to have checked to receive promotional emails, check in your Promotions folder, it may have landed there.


I now have the birdies on Omega Ruby ! And with my pokébank account, I'll be able to add Moltres and Articuno in my pokedex in Y. (less than 100 are missing.)
As I recently began to go to Friend Safari in Pokemon Y, I'm looking for as many friend codes as possible, especially Normal and Electric-types (I have not any of them).

My safari is Normal-type and has Teddiursa, Smeargle and Audino, if you are especially looking for one of them.

If you add me, please give your code in the post comments so I can add you back so we can have each other's safari.
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We have two female cats at home, almost the same age (one-month gap), but while Misty, the younger one (will turn 11 within a few days) is still energetic and top shape, the other cat (who turned 11 last Valentines Day), Lily, is not going well.

For the last 12 months, her weight went from 16 pounds (which was very overweight for her frame) to 11 pounds (which is normally her health weight) and we were glad she finally lost her extra pounds.  But since a few months, Lily's developing what seems to be arthrosis : A few months ago, she could still climb to my bed or to my laz-y-boy when she seeks affection, but now, I have to lift her.  She's even having more and more difficulty to reach the bathtub when she wants fresh water from the tap.  And I just realized it's been ages I haven't heard any friendly catfight (those having two or more cats will understand what I'm talking about).

And in addition, peeing outside of litterbox is getting frequent and we're worried for the upcoming summer, because last year, we tried to bring her to our camper trailer, but she couldn't adapt to it.  Lily refused to use the litterbox that we've set up under the bench, and all attempts we did failed.  So we had to return her home while Misty who had no adaptation problem stayed with us.  And for the rest of the summer, even if we went at home every two days to take care of her (because since my bro left to Quebec, we have no one who could come), she was mostly alone and started peeing outside of any of the two litterboxes, so when camping season finished, we had to replace the old floor with a new one (floating parquet) in the basement, where half of the main room was covered with carpet.  With our return, the peeing problem ceased for a while, but since a few weeks, the problem reappeared and Dad is now removing the staircase part of the new floor to replace with tiles.

And even if I asked my clueless dad if he used javel to clean, he said no, but he used Chlorox... God damn, Chlorox IS FREAKIN' Javel !  And using javel is the worst thing to do when it comes to cleaning cat pee cuz it attracts cats and encourage them to keep peeing at the same location !  Vinegar must be used instead !

And knowing we'll spend next summer in the camper trailer again, we're even more worried because Lily hates changes and cannot be brought and she's likely to do it again while we're away !

And as if it wasn't enough, we're in a precarious situation.  Our dishwasher broke and we can't afford its repair and we hope my uncle can do anything.  Mom can't renew her meds.  And I had to contribute twice to buying food during the last 4 weeks and I know my unemployment insurance will end within a few weeks.  So, a health check at the vet or consulting an eduCATor is out of reach, and not many people would take an old cat with health problems.


So, yes, my heart is in pieces because our old Lily's life quality is decreasing.  Bringing her on vacation is unthinkable because the attempt we did last summer was disastrous wifh her, and leaving her alone and visiting her every two days is unthinkable as well, as old cats are less tolerant to loneliness, as even if we're here, Lily regularly meows her loneliness and saying Hello.

The situation is hard to handle... we're thinking about letting her go... Waaaah! 


I finish this journal with the latest pic of our old Lily.  I took this pic while she was purring on me.
It's been a while that I was thinking about it, and I even started a text document to prepare my rules and pricing chart.  And now, I'm finally ready to begin taking commissions.

Sometimes, it's good to have some challenge.  And drawing for other is a good way for it.

And in addition, I'm in a situation when some extra income won't hurt, and why not earning by doing something you like ?
I'm jobless since last November, and what didn't help is my lack of attention and my impulsiveness.  But last time I saw the only psychiatrist of the public health system side in my region, he was closed to any new evaluation for ADHD from the very minute we entered his cabinet, and both me and Mom felt very unconfortable and I came out messed up.  And if I ask to my family physician to be referred one more time, even outside, he might not want to do it anymore.  So, the only option left is to turn to the private side.  I know there's someone in a private clinic in my town who does that type of evaluation, but the fees aren't covered by the public health plan and none in my family have any private health plan (Dad is retired and Mom has a part-time job in a small cookware store).  And as if it wasn't enough, I had to buy a new mattress two days ago because I scraped my hip while getting up, making this unexpected purchase urgent.  Meanwhile, I still have monthly bills to pay and I don't know what to expect from taxes this year.

Until I get a new job, I have much free time to do some paid commission, wether it's points or regular.
This journal entry serves purpose to show the current commission status, so you can see if there are free slots or if your current commission is progressing.

Before commissioning me, make sure to read the Commission Infos and Guidelines first.

Sketch slots


  • Free
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Lineart slots


  • Free
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Traditional Colored slots


  • Free
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Colored slots (Lineless)


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Rules and Guidelines



General

  1. Before commissioning me, check the Commission Status Journal to see if there is any free slot for the desired work. If there is no free slot, wait until one becomes available.
  2. You must also make sure that you have enough money or points before commissioning me ! If you are not sure, use this price calculator I coded to help you calculating the price of your future commission.
  3. if you want to commission me and you made sure all requirements are met, I only accept notes, with a friendly greeting.
  4. Don't delete any note that's related to your commission until payment is done at the very end. This will help me keep track of the discussion related to your commission
  5. The commissions will be processed in order of date : The first to send me a commission that has the necessary infos will be the first to be processed. You can gently remind me if I seem to forget, but please, avoid harassing me ! If your reminders become abusive, your commission will be put at the end of the queue. If it happens again, you might be added in my blacklist!
  6. If your commission is declined, don't make drama about it, or else, you'll be added in my blacklist!
  7. If you want me do draw your OC/FC, please provide me a link to a colored and clean reference of your character you want me to draw, so I won't have to do some archeological research within your gallery. Firstly because I'm lazy and secondly, I often go to DA with the phone app, if a folder has dozens and dozens of deviations, not all of them will be displayed. It must also be on DeviantArt, so I can fav it in a specific folder for references.
  8. Once a commission is done, I'll tell you the price of it and you must pay in full before I deliver you the work. No refund accepted!
  9. I'm at an age when I can make some profit with commission, and considering that 100 points is worth one US dollar, this is little for a work that took me hours to make. If you find it high, look at this journal : www.deviantart.com/art/About-O…
  10. The rules may change if necessary, so if you want to be notified about any change, you will have to watch me, as I'll check the option to notify my watchers about any change.

Regular commissions

  1. For regular commissions, I accept Paypal, but I strongly recommand you to not add any mention of Deviantart in the notice, as Paypal doesn't really like it.
  2. The currencies accepted are CAD and USD. If you want to pay me in CAD, you must consider the current exchange rate in the calculation, and for this, you just need to type "usd cad exchange rate" on Google, then the first result will show you Google's built-in You simply round the result to the nearest cent (ex : 74.0 to 74.4 => 74 cents; 74.5 to 74.9 => 75 cents)

What I draw

  • Any Pokémon and Super Mario character that isn't too complex to draw
  • Your OC's/FC's/Sona
  • Humans, anthro animals, hybrids, cats
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender) characters and romance, as long as it isn't 18+
  • Mild bleeding (commissions must stay at most T-rated)

What I don't draw

  • Any NSFW/18+ material (includes fetish, gore, bodily fluids), oversized boobs/butts
  • Vore, big bellies, inflation. Even if I occasionnally draw stuff that's quite on the edge, I prefer to keep it for personal works only and I keep it mild, for I'm prone to panic attacks (even more during stressful events), and when it's too extreme (especially extreme vore), this may trigger panic attacks to me and it really sucks when I'm feeling this way, so I prefer to avoid putting a foot to this slippery area. Plus, I usually show off my work on FB where people are mostly not « weirdness-savvy ».
  • Any hateful material
  • Heavily complex characters and mecha (this point may change in the future)


Types of work

Sketch

Done on paper only
  • no background : 200pts/$2 USD
  • Simple background : 400pts/$4 USD
  • Smoothed shading : add 300pts/$3 USD
  • 200pts/$2 USD per character
Examples : 31 - Dragon by Ishimaru-Chiaki 20 - Needle by Ishimaru-Chiaki 01- Pumpkin by Ishimaru-Chiaki

Lineart

Done with Gimp or Krita, freehanded or with Path tool
  • no background : 300pts/$3 USD
  • with background : 600pts/$6 USD
  • 300pts/$3 USD per character
Examples : [DL available]Flutter Jumping Yoshi Lineart by Ishimaru-Chiaki [DL available][Lineart] I Luv Yoshi T-shirt design by Ishimaru-Chiaki

Traditional Colored

Lined and shaded, colored with Canadiana colored pencils
  • No/Flat background : 200pts/$2 USD
  • Simple background : 400pts/$4 USD
  • Complex background : 600pts/$6 USD
  • 200pts/$2 USD per character
Examples : Many PoGo rookies went thru this (Better quality) by Ishimaru-Chiaki 007- Squirtle by Ishimaru-Chiaki Life with Cats - Double Trouble by Ishimaru-Chiaki

Colored and Lineless

comes with smooth shading, done with Gimp, Krita or Colors3D
  • No/Flat background : 500pts/$5 USD
  • Simple background : 800pts/$8 USD
  • Complex background : 1200pts/$12 USD
  • 600pts/$6 USD per character
Examples : 25 years of Awesomeness ! by Ishimaru-Chiaki Wait for meeee !!! by Ishimaru-Chiaki Happy Birthday Cynthia-chan ! by Ishimaru-Chiaki

Colored with outlines

Done on Gimp, Krita or Colors3D
  • No/Flat background : 800pts/$8 USD
  • Simple background : 1200pts/$12 USD
  • Complex background : 2000pts/$20 USD
  • With flat shading : add 500pts/$5 USD
  • With smoothed shading : add 800pts/$8 USD
  • 1000pts/$10 USD per character
Examples : Don't leave cinnamon unwatched when Cinn's around! by Ishimaru-Chiaki [MCGoldYoshi's Contest Entry] Shelly's Cookie by Ishimaru-Chiaki EndlessZeste Chapter 5 Illustration by Ishimaru-Chiaki
Tonight, I took time to make new folders and to rename some of them, in order to organize my deviations better.

There's now a folder for all free-to-use material, a folder for artwork done with Gimp, one for artworks done with Colors3D and one for works done with Krita.
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While doing so, I took the opportunity to review each deviation's list of destination folders, in order to remove them from wrong folders and to add them to the right ones. I also unchecked the download option for all artwork for which this was checked by mistake (which means any deviation that isn't in the "Downloadable art" folder.

Now this looks much better !
I maybe have no art ready for this, but I post this journal to wish everyone a Merry Christmas !

Even thought we're just three people and three pets at home for Christmas, Mom and I have just finished cooking for Christmas' Eve. And we have wine and beer and christmas music olaying .

Bacon-wrapped wieners, small-size quiches, homemade crackers, microwave chocolate fudge.
For those who don't know yet, :iconofficial-yoshi-club:'s founder came back two months ago and the group is now back to normal after the mess the anti-yoshi troll made last summer.
As the team needed a refresh, new co-founders were hired and I'm one of them.

And as a co-founder of the group, I write this journal to announce that a new contest was just lauched. As Christmas is coming, it's a Christmas-related theme : Yoshi Holiday Morph !

For more information, follow this link

I wish you to have fun drawing Yoshi in any holiday-related form !
(scroll down for English text)

Ça fait déjà un gros bout que je remarque que Gaming Gentside, qui a racheté la page FB franco "We are Nintendo Generation", ne respecte pas le travail des artistes en ne leur donnant jamais les crédits (les nombreuses vidéos de Dorkly ne sont qu'un exemple), et carbure au putaclic en poussant à cliquer pour voir le contenu ou la réponse à une question pour afficher ses pubs lourdes dont celle qui passe avant de faire jouer la vidéo.

Déjà que hier j'avais des envies de partir un tumblr dénoncant les vols de contenu par Gentside, quand j'ai vu qu'il ont piqué l'article de Dorkly listant les 10 pokémon oubliables... Et c'est justement parce que Gentside ne cite jamais ses sources qu'il se prend les flame pour mauvaise qualité car la plupart pensait que c'était Gentside qui avait pondu l'article.

Mais aujourd'hui vlà-t-y pas que je vois ça sur mon fil FB.
www.dropbox.com/s/iaz38djgg1it…

En voyant ça, jme disais "viens pas me dire que la réponse c'est Yoshi..."
Sachant qu'il y a un abonné qui fait le sacrifice de cliquer pour aller screener la réponse, je regarde les commentaires et comme de fait, le brave screeneur a posté et...
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www.dropbox.com/s/4h1jxpp6d2s8…
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Mes doutes se confirment, Gentside est homophobe ET transphobe... Et une partie de celleux qui ont commenté le sont aussi.

Celleux qui me suivent depuis assez longtemps ont déjà vu.ma BD à ce sujet que j'avais faite pour la Journée internationale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, donc vous pouvez deviner combien en tant qu'alliée ça me choque, car encore une fois, on focuse sur le sexe de naissance plutôt que sur l'identité du genre de la personne pour définir la sexualité de son/sa partenaire.
Selon mon avis, que Birdo soit cisgenre ou transgenre, c'est une fille ! Quant à Yoshi, que sa relation avec Birdo soit canon ou non, la question de la transidentité (ou non) ne change en rien l'orientation de Yoshi.  En vrai, je m'en sacre de l'orientation sexuelle et de l'identité du genre des persos de JV, mais de grâce, arrêter de baser la sexualité d'un gars sur le sexe de naissance de sa blonde, ou la sexualité d'une fille sur le sexe de naissance de son chum !!  Un gars qui sort avec une fille trans n'est pas plus gay qu'un gars qui sort avec une cis, il a seulement pas laissé l'orgueil lui monter à la tête !  Pourtant, on ne fait pas autant de chichis quand on mégenre un chien ou un chat dont le sexe nous est inconnu !

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It's been quite a while I noticed that Gaming Gentside (a French site), who bought the "we are Nintendo Generation" French FB page, doesn't respect artists at all for it never gives them credit (the numerous Dorkly vids are an example) and is a heavy clickbait user, as itpushes users to click to see content or the answer to a question, just to display those heavy ads such as the one preceding every vid.

Yesterday, I was already thinking about starting a Tumblr site denouncing Gentside's content theft from other sites, when I saw it stole a Dorkly article listing their list of 10 forgettable Pokémon... And that's exactly because Gentside never gives credit for any content taken elsewhere that it is getting flamed for low-quality content, because most people thought Gentside was the original author.

Then today I see this on my FB feed.
www.dropbox.com/s/iaz38djgg1it…
(translation : Which emblematic Mario character is gay ?)

When I saw this, I thought. "Don't tell me the answer is Yoshi..."
Knowing there's a regular watcher who sacrifices him/herself to screengrab the answer on the site page, I took a look in the comments and as I expected, the brave screengrabber has posted and...
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www.dropbox.com/s/4h1jxpp6d2s8…
(translation : The answer is Yoshi. Indeed, he is engaged into a relationship with Birdo, who's described by Nintendo as this: "Birdo pretends to be a girl and likes to be named Birdetta")
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Just as I suspected, Gentside is homophobic AND transphobic... And a fair amount of commenters are bigoted as well !

Those who are following me for quite a while have seen my comic I made for the International Homophobia and Transphobia Awareness Day, so you can guess how much as an ally I'm not pleased, because once again the focus is done on the person's birth gender rather than on his/her gender identity to define the partner's sexuality.
IMHO, wether Birdo is cisgender or transgender, she's a girl ! And regarding Yoshi, wether his relationship with Birdo is canon or not, the question about Birdo's transidentity (or not) doesn't change a thing about Yoshi's sexuality !  Actually, I don't care about a VG character's sexuality or gender identity.  The point is that people must stop basing a boy's sexuality on his girlfriend's birth gender or basing a girl's sexuality on her boyfriend's birth gender !  A boy who dates a trans girl isn't more gay than a boy who dates a cis girl, he simply didn't let his ego inflate !  Ironically, we don't make such a fuss when we misgender a dog or a cat whose gender is unknown !
It's been AGES that I haven't coded a single line of PHP code, so I thought I'd get rusty at it, but finally I managed to code my script and to debug it, even thought I had no EasyPHP/Wampserver/uwWamp installed on my computer and thus I had to use my hosting account for testing.

I'm talking about PHP and coding, but I haven't told yet what I'm actually coding.

As I'm now unemployed until January at least, I have much more free time and so I started working on a document in LibreOffice where I write down the pricing chart and commission rules.  While I was working on the pricing chart, an idea came to me : Why not coding a lil' Web page that calculates how much the commission would cost depending on parameters (type of art, background, shading, nb of characters).  I just finished debugging it and validating its HTML and CSS with W3C's validator.

Now, all is left is the commission rules part.

By the way, for those who are used to take point commissions, I'd be interested in having you taking a look at my pricing.  If you respond, I'll send the RTF document link in a note.
I was chosen to be one of Official Yoshi Club's moderators.
But Murphy decided that I didn't receive the invite note and thus I had to leave then rejoin the group and use the drop-down menu in the group join form.

Such a weird bug...
Almost two weeks ago, while I was doing some cleanup in my room, I heard my old Pentium 4 turning on then off by itself.  So I examined it, just to figure out that it keeps doing this after I turn off then on the power supply button, and the power button wasn't responding. Right away, I deduced it was a hardware problem.

As I already bought a used Alienware laptop a few days before, I called my techie friend for a data transfert from my IDE hard drives formatted into Linux filesystems to my USB hard drive.  He brought an IDE-to-USB adapter and I already had a Linux livecd to boot on, so a transfert can be done on a live session using my laptop.  He also removed any hardware I added and put back the old hardware the old desktop came with, so I can send it back to the reeducation institute in Quebec City.  I thanked him with pancakes, hehe !

But after that, I couldn't work on my new computer yet, for my room needed a refresh.  After a cleanup and a redisposition of the furnitures, I can finally work on it.

Tonight, I finally managed to get my CanoScan LiDE 35 to work on Windows 7 64 bits using a tweak found on an IT forum.
My tablet's driver and GIMP are installed as well, and Dad exchanged his monitor with mine, so I can have a widescreen resolution even if the monitor is plugged on the laptop. I'll use the monitor for drawing, for I need to be close to the screen for such precision work.

So, yes, I can finally get back to drawing !
Seems like my old desktop's motherboard has died. While I was doing some cleanup in my room, I heard my P4 turning on then off a few seconds later, just before the first screen. And the power button doesn't respond.
I only manage to turn it on by turning off then on the power supply button located behind the machine.

This unexpected breakdown makes things quite complicated for data backup for this old PC was the only one at home to run on Linux, and both hard drives' partitions are formatted into EXT4, a Linux filesystem which isn't supported by Windows (and I don't know if an app exists to allow Windows to read EXT4 filesystems like it was the case for EXT3) while my external HDD is formatted in NTFS.

For nnow, I contacted a techie friend on FB and I hope he can lend a hand in retrieving data from my desktop's HDDs to my external HDD. If he can't, then I'll have to seek for an old functional desktop in which I can install my HDDs and use the CD player for data transfert using a LiveCD..

And for those who read my previous journal entry, I now have a laptop. It's a 2-years-old Alienware PC that runs Windows 7. The dude who sold me the machine installed the AlienFX utility so I could switch the keyboard's colors to be fully green. I myself installed a few things already, such as Gimp and my tablet's driver.
Like I said earlier, I haven't had time to retrieve my data from my old desktop, and its breakdown is making things quite complicated.
It's been a while that I was thinking about getting a laptop with specs that are powerful enough for digital art, but given my current situation, I put this project on the ice to spare that cushion (or whatever how you call an amount of money that you keep in case of badluck).

But last week I saw someone who's selling his 2-years-old Alienware laptop (a gamer laptop, which means that it'll run even 3D modeling apps without problem) for the third of the price he paid to buy it. The laptop is freshly formatted and wasn't used to download pirated content. I'll go get it tomorrow.