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  • Listening to: Sakakibara Yui, Gumi, Umineko BGM
  • Reading: Black Lagoon, Lucky Star, Mirai Nikki
  • Watching: Arakawa Under the Bridge, Angel Beats, K-ON! s2
  • Playing: Blazblue
  • Eating: Stuff.
  • Drinking: Funny stuff.

Been a deviant since 2010 and has been posting some rather amazing works here since. How is her page so barren? This boggles the mind. Now get in there and thrash the page with your love and affection. Browse the place. Walk around. Leave a comment or two. It'll be worth it!
  • Listening to: Sakakibara Yui, Gumi, Umineko BGM
  • Reading: Black Lagoon, Lucky Star, Mirai Nikki
  • Watching: Arakawa Under the Bridge, Angel Beats, K-ON! s2
  • Playing: Blazblue
  • Eating: Stuff.
  • Drinking: Funny stuff.
Gotta love the new DA birthday watch feature. This is the first time I've been surprise greeted online on my birthday!

Perhaps I should do a teensy something for y'all.
  • Listening to: Sakakibara Yui, Gumi, Umineko BGM
  • Reading: Black Lagoon, Lucky Star, Mirai Nikki
  • Watching: Arakawa Under the Bridge, Angel Beats, K-ON! s2
  • Playing: Blazblue
  • Eating: Stuff.
  • Drinking: Funny stuff.
Title says. I'll be doing free, B/W art for the next three people to give me a request note. I believe I've accumulated some rust again due to BLAZBLUEEEEE, and I need to shake some off.

1- :iconh-guderian:
2- :iconmilesfreeman:
3- :iconmonkeytheartist:
  • Listening to: Avril Lavigne, Numb remixes
  • Reading: Welcome to the NHK!
  • Watching: Tengen Toppa Guren Lagann, Akagi
  • Playing: Disgaea DS. Pheonix Wright
  • Eating: Stuff.
  • Drinking: Funny stuff.
It maybe about time I stepped into this OC community. Well here goes nothing.

I would like to start doing comissions, in an attempt to start building my portfolio, practice my skills, get me out of my MMO-ridden slump, and if things go reaaaally well, net some cash. Because I'm not really skilled enough to start putting those price tags, I'll be real cheap. Reaaaaally cheap.

...Like, free. That's right, FREE.

I'll be taking 5 free OC "comissions" (way to make myself feel pro, HAH!) either by note or by comments below. The more details, the better. You may also want to specify the mood you'd like me to set over the piece.

1. Ishizue Renko :iconsalvare000: (note)
2. Sheiji :iconjfong: (note)
3. Skarlett :icont1p2:
4. Capella :iconkenken2002:
5. Kuuroii :iconmarmalade-jam:
  • Listening to: Avril Lavigne
  • Watching: CSI: NY
  • Playing: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Well, The Rock jokes aside, you'll really be smelling an awful lot where I am right now.

I get to spend a lot less time drawing than I already had, thanks to having a life. I'll be updating soon enough, though, when I get home to my own domain and get things straight.

I apologize to :iconryuuen: , in regards to the duel I've been neglecting from my inactivity. Thankfully, even as I was nowhere to be found, ryu took the initiative to skyrocket the OCT we've been planning to start together; SDL Tokyo. Ryu's apologized to me an awful lot for doing things without me, and that I'm supposed to blame him. YES, RYU. I BLAME YOU FOR BREATHING LIFE INTO SDLT. I BLAME YOU FOR DOING ALL THE DIRTY WORK INVOLVED IN THIS LITTLE PROJECT. I BLAME YOU FOR BEING. DAMN. AWESOME.

Really, thanks, dude. 8)

I apologize to :iconcubewatermelon: , who I've disappointed gravely because of my own absence (and neglect). She was the first person I invited to judge for SDLT, but since I was absent when ryu chose judges that just didnt happen. I was a douchebag, and I'm sorry. I dont expect you to forgive me anytime soon (or ever), but im sorry.

That's all I got for now. Be seeing ya again soon. Shalama Ashelenorei!
  • Listening to: Drop the Bomb
  • Reading: Black God
  • Watching: Mnemosyne
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Duuuuude. I seriously dont know how to pimp up a journal.

But anyway.

Although i'm currently in The Cure, I've decided to hold my own OCT once i'm done. (Which wont delay my other collaborative project, as i'll only judge). Since I now have access to paypal and can offer various cash-related rewards (up to around 50 bucks minimum), I've decided to give it a go.

But I've so many OCT ideas in mind that I couldnt decide which theme the OCT should be. Most of them are gameworld-based. Here are some of them.

1. Shotgun City-
[ORIGINAL] Postmodern, but alternative world setting. A meteor destroys the world's most powerful and wealthiest nation. A hundred years later, the ruins of this once-great empire become a feasting ground for treasure hunters worldwide.  

2. Rock The World-
Set in the [World Ends With You] universe, Las Vegas. Spirits of the dead gather around a mysterious game set by "Reapers", competing for a second chance at life. It's no longer what you're willing to give that matters; It's what you're willing to take...

3. Psycho Synthesis-
A [Virtual On] based OCT. High-end players of a virtual reality online game sign up for a tournament, oblivious to the fact that their lives are at stake. 32 of the game's top players are now trapped in the game, and there's only one way out.

I've got a lot more, but these seem to be the most promising candidates. If you're willing to suggest OCT ideas, go shoot. =)
  • Listening to: Calling
  • Reading: Fables by Bill Willingham
  • Playing: The World Ends With You
Lately I picked up this game called The World Ends With You and remembered the TWEWY contest DA was holding. I got into this groove too late and I regret it. Truly. I shot my toes twice.

Still, that didnt stop me from sitting down and coming up with characters and miscellanea I could have woven into this contest had I entered:

1. Player: A wannabe rocker with a Guitar Hero-esque guitar, replacing the string buttons with pins, including one that allows sonic-boom jams and one where he hammers his riff. Literally. SMASH! (Raru Aiuchi)

2. Player partner: The tomboyish tsundere singer from a rival punk band who died with him, using the microphone stand in ways you wouldnt want to feel first-hand. (Tsukune Nakata)

3. Player partner: A cold, no-nonsense guy whose mind is set only on the mission. Star player of his kendo club, which still doesnt explain how he can take down an elephant noise with his shinai. (Gi Amemiya)

4. Reaper: A lusty, giggly woman with a goth lace fetish. (Sarashina Seta)

I was also planning to contribute some BG, Noise, pins and parody brands (Vouis Luitton, anyone?), hopefully all in one deviation.

Who am I kidding? I’m drawing these guys anyway! Who knows, they may hold another contest for WEWY 2. Haha. Hopes. ._____.

A webdoujinshi might sound nice at this point, but given my comic infidelity you may not see a gist of it. :P
  • Reading: Busou Renkin
  • Watching: Busou Renkin, Rurouni Kenshin
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed, God of War
So three months from now I'm leaving high school. Obviously, like everyone else who doesnt know what to do next, I'm off to NOVA til I get a good grip. I'm not even sure if my minimum wage will allow that.

One of the biggest fears I have is not having access to the school's computers. Losing the Promethean (Smart Boards) is enough, but not being able to use photoshop or even scan pictures is worse. I guess it's about time I spent something and bought myself my own damn computer.

On the Foster's Project, part of the reason I'm putting it on hold is because I first want to see :iconbleedman: 's take on putting Mac in PPGD. For now, I want to build some comic drawing experience by taking duels at random in SDL.

  • Listening to: OKKUSENMAN!
  • Reading: Rurouni Kenshin. It never gets old!
  • Watching: Basilisk
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed, God of War
I just watched this on Fox last night and I couldnt wait to rave about it.

Obviously, the lack of our California robot governor is one thing to get used to. The new Terminator (terminatress?) turns out to be a high-school-girl-next-door. Audiences familiar with Japanese bishoujo culture (which is most of us) will appreciate this touch.

It was nice to see nostalgic elements of Terminator back on screen. Clearing a whole river of police cars with two full-autos, the stiff robot melee combat, a Bazooka-in-the-face, and even classic catchphrases ("Come with me if you want to live!")

I wont spoil much more. It's a must-see for Terminator fans :D
  • Listening to: Anna Tsuchiya: Rose, Lucy
  • Reading: Welcome to the NHK, Nana, Paradise Kiss
  • Watching: Baccano, Red Garden, NHK
  • Playing: Okami, FFTactics
  • Eating: Pasta marathons.
  • Drinking: Water.
I haven’t bothered with the DA journal for quite a while now, and I’ll oblige myself to write one to assure my watchers that I’m not a drawing machine.

So what’s up with me lately?

Moved to a Loudoun county in Virginia and now a senior in Park View high school. During the two month break, I was deprived of internet/ scanners for two months. To compensate, I drew like mad, and even started a doujinshi and a webcomic of my own.

“ Pirokami ”, as seen in my gallery, is a Megatokyo/ Okami cross-dressing, putting MT characters into the shoes of Okami characters. This project, along with miscellaneous doujin pages, is actually training for me because im not used to drawing comics.

“Spam City” is the first non-doujin comic I’ve done, and its basically just what it promises. Crazy, gratuitous nonsense. XD

My actual goal is to make a full-fledged graphic novel based on :iconsanguinum-lacrymis: ‘s works. I love her series so much because I really feel that they transcend the “fanfiction” label and breathe on their own. Whether you love RO or not, I believe you’ll enjoy this series.…

So there. I’ll be back to bother you guys again sometime.

P.S. I take art requests, not commissions. I’ll do it for free and I’ll even ink it.
  • Listening to: Koda Kumi: No Regret
  • Reading: Chibi Vampire 1, Genshiken 7
  • Watching: Kujibiki Unbalance(forced), Genshiken OVA
  • Playing: Okami, Bujingai, Burnout
  • Eating: Sinigang
  • Drinking: c0k3
I'm surprised to see that my gallery is almost at 1k hits. It may not be a lot compared to other more popular artists out there, but to me it pretty much means a lot. So I have decided to create my own… Kiriban 1000!

Name says. The person who catches the 1000th  pageview would post a screenie here and I'd take whatever drawing request he has, as long as its in my skill.

Tagged by :iconsanguinum-lacrymis:

1. I use a generic mechanical pencil with 0.5 HB lead, Various brushes, ink bottles, pigment liners.

2. I started drawing in anime style in my freshman year (2001)

3. My first inspiration in drawing in general was Spiderman, while Rurouni Kenshin introduced me to anime.

3. I used to like western styles, until I was exposed to anime.

4. I'm trying to master Panel-to-Panel sequential art.

5. I draw because it's fun.

6. I can't do a bird's eye perspective... Yet. I usually go flat or worm's eye.

7. I use printing paper or bristol boards whenever available.

8. For some reason I'm at my best when i'm sleepy. Maybe it's because I turn into some zombie and not care how long it takes to finish (sad laugh).

9. I just recently mastered brush inking.

10. I want to learn expressive illustrations.

I tag:
:icontensaimiwa: :iconvagrant-angel: :iconclrkrex:
Stolen from :icondemitasse-lover: :D

100 Artist Q&A

1] What is your pen name?
Murasame Kei / Rossfellow

2] How did you get the name?
Bumped into the idea.

3] Do you use PC or Mac?

4] What software you use most often?
OpenCanvas 4.0

5] Do you use mouse, or tablet?

6] The color you use most often is?
Sky Blue + Black Scheme.

7] What area of the pictures do you put most effort into?
Symbols and composition

8] How long does it take you to draw a picture?
It may depend on my determination ^_^;

9] Do you keep your rough drafts?
Depends on whether I think ill use them or not.

10] What kind of font do you use most often?
Papyrus, but I usually put text by hand.

11] What's the dpi when you scan?

12] Do you do anything else when you're drawing pictures?
I listen to music ive arranged based on mood. Anime themes and instrumentals work best.

13] How many pictures do you draw in a month?
Tons ^___^;

14] What kind of paper do you draw your pictures on?
I like the feel of rough paper, but not sketchpads. All-purpose A4 paper is my coffee.

15] What kind of paper do you use for sketches and drafts?
Same kind.

16] How long does it take to ink something?
Hours, shortened by my trusty pen brush =P

17] Do you do doujinshi or original manga?
Well, the most manga related work ive done so far is re-doing pages for a friend (GDR).

18] Do you like doujinshi? Is it fun making it?
It was fun. I love doujinshi for its purity which you cant usually find mainstream.

19] Ever submitted anything to a magazine?
No. Not yet, too embarrassed ^__^;

20] Did it get published?
Heck. No.

21] Who are your favorite artists?
I like Daisuke Moriyama for his expressive illustrations. But my favorite so far is Sekihiko Inui of the original Comic Party.

22] What's your favorite Anime/Manga?
Its pretty much a tie between Comic Party and Chrno Crusade XD

23] Favorite Characters?
Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood, Kisaragi Itsuki from RahXephon, Aragorn from Lord Of The Rings (ironically.)

24] Any artists that you'd like to draw like?
Im still searching for my own style, but so far I seem to be following the path of Sekihiko Inui .__.;

25] Do you buy books a lot?
Yes. To prove it, I seem to have a library of my own.

26] Did you ever buy a book to inspire you to draw?
Yes. It was Rurouni Kenshin, the first manga I ever bought (2001). It was also when I started drawing.

27] Any video games you enjoy?
Lots. I especially enjoy fighting games, racing games, and from time to time, RPGs. Real Time Strategy rarely turn me on, and so do Hack'n Slash adventures and First
Person Shooters (Gunz Online is an exception). Innovation games are always a blast.

28] Any favorite characters from video games?
Ky-Kiske and Cloudberry Jam (Guilty Gear X), KOS-MOS (Xenosaga), Fortune (Metal Gear Solid II).

29] Do you have a favorite writer?
J.K. Rowling and Tolkien (mainstream), Nerva Al'Thor and Tom Valor (fanfictions)

30] Any books you really enjoy?

31] Do you write fanfics?

32] Any music that you often listen to while drawing?
Like ive said before, I listen to music based on mood to draw.

33] Any recommended songs?
Must Be Dreaming – Frou Frou

34] Any web sites that you totally admire?
Sounds tough. I fancy DeviantArt for being able to support so much users. But Invisionfree and Photobucket outshadows it any day.

35] Do you have any sites you want to go everyday?
I visit my online communities everyday (several invisionfree sites), and DA.

36] What is your dream site like?
Ill decide that… I cant even picture it.

37] Do you like your own art?
Sometimes im surprised with the progress I made in four years or so. But im never satisfied.

38] What do you enjoy watching on TV?
I like X-play for its unbiased reviews and cheap humor. Ironically, Ive been tuning into National Geographic a lot lately.

39] Favorite celebrity?
After finding out that Keanu Reeves is gay, I switched to Vin Diesel.

40] Favorite color?
Sky Blue + Black scheme

41] Favorite food?
Curry, Sinigang, as long as there's good rice.

42] Favorite drink?
Ive given up softdrinks since I found out that caffeine makes your hand shake while writing / drawing. I now mainly drink juices of any kind.

43] Any places you like to shop at?
Art supply shops which none are close to my home. Manga shops, Gaming shops, Convenience Stores.

44] Can you cook?
I can cook. Best I did was fried rice though  .__.

45] Any programs you use often for email? Any electronic pets?
Yahoo Messenger. I guess that's it.

46] Are you a computer expert?
A bit. As long as I don't have to do anything that looks like the C language and HTML codes.

47] Want to become a professional artist?

48] Any other jobs you're interested in, besides an illustrator?
Game making. Gaming has declined so much and Im figuring out what the mistakes are, and avoid them.

49] Any other specialties besides drawing?
Household chores, like I have a choice. (Im usually home alone)

50] Do you like to watch movies?
Yes, everytime I get the chance.

51] What's your favorite movie?
I don't know exactly why, but FFVII Advent Children has remained my favorite so far. Its nothing ive ever seen before in a movie, literally.

52] Have you ever entered art contests?
Once, held by PSICOM. It was 2001, the very year I just began drawing. So guess how much I sucked.

53] When did you start drawing seriously?
Im not really sure. My hand draws by itself usually if I draw for fun. But if I have to illustrate, I have to layout everything and write stuff down before beginning. I started this habit just recently though.

54] Anything that you often use as a reference when you draw?
sometimes backgrounds and references for various materials like guns and tanks. I also use character references for fanarts.

55] Have you met any of your fans online?
I don't know if I can call them fans though, but… uh… *blushes madly* Ive found myself some real life supporters, I guess.

56] You have a lot of pen pals?
Yes, but they are not online often since theyre all in the Philippines, which has a 12 hour timegap with Virginia.

57] You have a lot of friends that draw?
Well, yeah. Not too much, but not too few. They give me much needed feedback.

58] What time do you usually go online?
Leisure time

59] Do you like to go to chat rooms?

60] Do you have your own computer?

61] What would you say to the person you admire?
I say it when I confront them. I cant think of any right now.

62] Do you think of things when you draw?
Yes. It may be a bad habit, but from time to time I "sleepwalk" before drawing.

63] Have you drawn bad because you think too much?
At times, yes.

64] Do you have any friends who are professionals?
They wont mind me saying it, so no.

65] Where do you often hang out?
As far as my legs can carry since I don't really have a car.

66] Do you have any artists that you don't like too much?
Kind of, but plagiarizers and art thieves are often my number one blacklist.

67] Situations in which you really don't like being online?
When someone wrote a whole essay on how I suck and why I should stop drawing.

68] Situations in which you hate when it comes to having web sites?
When people hack my admin account and messes everything up.

69] Something that makes you really glad that the internet exists?
Invisionfree, Photobucket, and of course, DeviantArt.

70] What about things that make you NOT glad that the internet exists?'s /b/.

71]What's the first picture you've ever shown to the public online?
They were random sketches from two years ago.

72] Do you still have that?
No I don't. Left it behind in the Philippines to rot.

73] Has your drawing style changed a lot?
Judging from my appreciated feedback, yes.

74] How does it usually change?
Style and composition.

75] Have you experienced artists block before?
A lot.

76] How did you escape from it?
Referencing more, chatting.

77] What happens when you have artists block?
There is no final product.

78] Any artists that have influenced you a lot?

79] What made you start drawing?
A friend who introduced me to anime and manga.

80] What made you want to get a web site?
I don't really have one. Im just a moderator at some invisionfree fanfiction sites.

81] Where did your site name come from?
I wasn't the one who decided the name, so…

82] What do you think about net manners?
It seperates smartasses from dumbasses

83] Have you ever been spammed?
Yes. And he was never heard of again.

84] Ever thought about quitting your web page?

85] If so, why?
Because I wont.

86] About how much KB is each picture?
The best resolution I could get at desirable size.

87] When creating your site, do you use a program or pure html?
Program, I don't do html well.

88] Do you have good eyesight?
No, but im reluctant about getting glasses.

89] If you can get any person's autograph, who's would you get?
Sakamoto Maaya and Andrew Mattews

90] What would you say to that artist when he/she autographs for you?
I'd give him a prepared speech XD

91] Do you have fans of your art?
A handful…

92] Do you like to draw on oekaki bbs?
Havent tried yet.

93] Are you good at art in school?
I couldn't take art in school.

94] Did you take art lessons other than from school?

95] Have you drawn a manga?
A 5 page one shot

96] What's your favorite phrase/quote?
Anything with a good oxymoron.

97] Do you think your personality is different externally and internally?
I really cant tell O_O

98] What's your goal now?
Looking for a group that can help me work with a manga  ._.

99] What do you have to say to yourself?
There is no need for words. I have a Harisen I can whack myself with.

100] Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone?
Art is like a fantasy battlefield. There is always someone you see with amazing powers you can only dream of having, and at times you tell yourself to give up. Don't. You have a power of your own too, you just haven't found it yet. Heck, I haven't even found mine yet. Im just farther down the road in the quest for Artistic Excalibur.
Currently Playing : Must be Dreaming - Frou Frou


Ive been tagged by :iconvagrant-angel: , who got tagged by :icondemidemi: (someone im pretty fond of XD)

1. MUST (!!) answer EVERY SINGLE question.
3. Pass onto 6 of your DA friends. ^^
4. Have fun and let us grow together as a community ^^

Name: Kei
Birthday: November 11
Birthplace: Quezon City
Current Location: Fairfax county, Virginia
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5'7
Right Handed or Left Handed: Left
Your Heritage: Filipino breed / Arabic blood / Japanese citizenship
The Shoes You Wore Today: Rubber, as in slippers.
Your Weakness: My mom.
Your Fears: My mom... As always.
Your Perfect Pizza: Plain garlic n' pepperoni mushroom combo.
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: Improved CG skills... Even just a pint.
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: w-t-f?
Your Bedtime: Like comatose.
Your Most Missed Memory: My old Ragnarok Online days.
Pepsi or Coke: As long as theres lime.
McDonalds or Burger King: Jollibee (philippine rival of Mcdonalds)
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton
Chocolate or Vanilla: Neither... Sweets wont do.
Cappuccino or Coffee: Mocha
Do you Smoke: No... Yet.
Do you Swear: I swear I dont.
Do you Sing: When I am at least 1/2 km away from human contact.
Do you Shower Daily: Twice a day actually.
Have you Been in Love: Almost... Huhuhu!
Do you want to go to College: Yes. I wish to focus on Art.
Do you want to get Married: Father time knows.
Do you believe in yourself: Im untouchable.
Do you get Motion Sickness: Only in ships.
Are you a Health Freak: Ask no questions, and I shall not lie.
Do you like Thunderstorms: I like hearing them. I dont like being caught.
Do you play an Instrument: Drums made of wood and sticks made of fingernails.
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: No
In the past month have you Smoked: Never.
In the past month have you been on Drugs: ... Do you consider neighbor fart as inhalants?
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: Yes.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: What the hell is an oreo?
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: Well, yesterday yeah.
In the past month have you been on Stage: No
In the past month have you been dumped: No.
Do you work (as in official work) : No.
In a Boy/Girl:
Favorite Eye Color: Any
Favorite Hair Color: Black... With dyes.
Short or Long Hair: I dont care if its short or long. I hate armpit hair!
Height: At least some inches below me.
Weight: No obesity please.
Best Clothing Style: Catchy without being too eccentric.
Number of Drugs I have taken: 0
Number of CDs I own: Anime DVDs about 150+
Number of Piercing: None
Number of Tattoos: None
Number of things in my Past I Regret: I move on.

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Random Song Meme
from [link]

*Put your MP3 player on shuffle and then answer the following questions with the song titles.

1- How does the world see me?
Kujibiki Unbalance! -by Under17(WTF?)

2- Will I have a happy life?
I must be dreaming -by Euphoria(LOL)

3- What do people really think of me?
Gravity -by Sakamoto Maaya(o.O)

4- Do people secretly lust after me?
High Touch -by Sakamoto Maaya(wtf...)

5- How can I make myself happy?
River -by Tatsuya Ishii

6- What should I do with my life?
Dress -by BUCK-TICK (God save the shuffler o_O)

7- Will I ever have children?
Kiseki no Umi -by Sakamoto Maaya (Have children by the miracle sea? wtf?)

8- What is some good advice for me?
Fly -from Comic Party Revolution(Now this is ridiculous)

9- What do I think my current theme song is?
Broken Wings -Tomoko Tane(wow o.O)

10- What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Garden of Everything -by Steve Conte (Thats out of place...)

11- What song will play at my funeral?
Woo Yeah Woo Ah -by Atsuko Enomoto

12- What type of men/women do you like?
Platinum -by Sakamoto Maaya (LOL)

13- What is my day going to be like?
Tsubasa wa Pleasure Line -by Kuribayashi Minami (MUWAHAHA!!)

14- Why am I here?
Windy Girl -by Chiba Susumu

15- What will people remember me for?
Life goes on -by Arikasa Mika

16- What song will I get stuck in my head tomorrow?
Kagayaki Cyalume -by Under17(Please dont.)

17- Are there people outside waiting to take me away?
Please -by Toyoguchi Megumi (O________________________O;;)

18- What will this year be all about?
Wings of Words -by Chemistry (Is that a good thing?)

That was fun.

I tag...
First wave. Attack!!
:icontensaimiwa: :iconsanguinum-lacrymis: :iconcadmus-g:
Second wave. Prepare. Aim. Attack!!
:iconprettysofticecream: :iconmaerramapleheart:
Last resort. Charging... Fire!!