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Hello again all!  Just to remind you all, I no longer use this account and only sign onto it on very rare occasions.  

My current account --->  :iconmorumoto:  :iconmorumoto:  :iconmorumoto:
  • Listening to: the hum of the air conditioner
  • Reading: Game Over: The Maturing of Mario
  • Watching: the Science Channel
  • Playing: Dead Space
  • Eating: Almonds
  • Drinking: Water

Vulpix says RAWR!!!

Mon Jul 20, 2009, 12:19 AM
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:iconguineapigplz::iconhikawaiiplz:  Hi everyone!  How are we all doing?  I'm just swell, and just thought I'd give a hello to all my pals over on this side of DeviantArt.  

I don't sign into this account too often.  I got a new DA account 2 years ago and most of my stuff is posted onto there.  All my new drawings and lots and lots of plushies.  But I do come back once in a while, checking messages and whatnot.  They really build up, and I still have a lot lying around my inbox from last year, so bear with me and forgive my late replies, peeeeeease?  

I haven't posted anything on this account in ages.  I do have some cute guinea pig photos I've taken, so maybe I'll post some of those?  Just for fun.  :meow:  I have 5 piggies right now.  Well, one of them is my boyfriend's guinea named Archie.  If I can get him to stay still I'll try to post a picture of him.  My herd is down to Mochi, Pocky, Miso, and Kokiri.  P died last Christmas, sadly.  

I've been working on guinea pig plushies for the past couple of years, so I have a bunch of them in all sorts of colors and varieties for sale in my online shops.  I also made mice.  I'm working on my rat plushie pattern and skinny pigs; my rat came out really fat and I can't get the wrinkles on my skinny pig just right.  ^^;  Making plushies has really taken up most of my time and creative energies, so I haven't been drawing as much.  I am working on a (late) birthday drawing for my boyfriend, so maybe I'll have that done by the end of the year!  I also want to make a hamster plushie soon too... :3

It does look like Vulpix up there is rawr-ing, doesn't it?  :giggle:

My Plushies





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  • Listening to: the hum of the air conditioner
  • Reading: Game Over: The Maturing of Mario
  • Watching: the Science Channel
  • Playing: Dead Space
  • Eating: Almonds
  • Drinking: Water

Hey There :3

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 22, 2008, 8:21 PM


How are we all doing?  It's really been ages since I've updated this journal.  Let's see... it's been.... over a year.  ^^;  I guess that's what happens when you get a new account.  

I've been busy making plushies and whatnot.  I started with guinea pigs, and I'll eventually make more rodents, like mice and rats and hamsters and possums.  Wait, possums aren't rodents, they're marsupials.  I'll make them anyways.  When's the last time you saw a possum plushie?

I haven't drawn anything in so long.  TT3TT  I have taken a bunch more guinea pig photos though.  Should I post some of them?  I probably will.  :3

So what have you all been up to?

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My New Account!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 10, 2007, 12:32 AM
  • Listening to: My guinea pig drinking water
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Pocky Crush
  • Drinking: Water
I've made the move to a new account under the name Morumoto. -> :iconmorumoto:  Same avatar, same artist, with some new original artwork.  I've taken the best of what this gallery currently has as well as a few sketches for my scraps.  These deviations have been moved to their new home and will be taken down from this gallery shortly.

Shoyu's Refuge by Morumoto   Shoyu's Refuge - Lineart by Morumoto   Happy Birthday by Morumoto   Sora Beloved - wip by Morumoto   Chillin' Guinea Pig by Morumoto   Valkyrie - Color by Morumoto   Valkyrie - Ink by Morumoto   Valkyrie - Pencil by Morumoto   Stylized Wing by Morumoto   A Solitary Traveller by Morumoto   Leaf by Morumoto   Lounging Lizard by Morumoto   Good Ol' Draco Lizard by Morumoto   Mousie by Morumoto

My Morumoto account will be my primary DA account that I will handle watching friends' art and journals, and will be where I will post all my new original artwork.  I'll still be using this account for guinea pig photos, fanart, and what other random assortment of oddities I come up with.  I'll still check it on occasion.

I found the February issue of ShojoBeat, but I still need the January 07 issue!  They're piling up and I can't read any of them until I get that one issue!  Please help!  >_<;

And So it Ends.....

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 4, 2007, 10:10 PM
  • Listening to: Fireworks
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Drinking: Water
First I'd like to thank you all collectively for your input on getting a new DA account.  I've decided to leave my photos, snapshots and random things on this account here while I move my artwork to a new account.  I'll leave a link to my new account in the next journal I post.

Secondly, I'm sad to say that Mr. Ponzu died yesterday.  I'd have had him for 4 years this November.  I knew he woudn't be around much longer, as I'd mentioned in a previous journal he started to show signs of old age recently: grey hairs, losing weight, and his eyes were getting cataracts in them.  In the past few days he seemed to be slowing down a bit more, and his breathing was getting lighter and lighter.  Finally, yesterday he died peacefully in his pen around 4 pm.

I still don't know exactly how old he was.  I'd rescued him from a neighbor who simply grew tired of having a guinea pig.  She was either going to give him to someone with a snake or take him to Petco and if they weren't open (which they wouldn't have been at that time of night) she was going to leave him in a box outside the store overnight in the November cold.  I'm certain that if I hadn't taken him in, he would have died.  I don't feel as badly about his passing because he lived a fuller life than most guinea pigs get, but I'm still so very sad that one of my closest little pets is now gone for good.  He was survived by his son Miso and his daughter Pocky, his other son Shoyu passed into eternal slumber barely a month ago.

It seems that many things have come to an end this year, and with endings come new beginnings.  Let's hope that these new beginnings are stronger and more fulfilling than those of the past.  

New Account?????

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 2, 2007, 1:38 PM
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Drinking: Apple Flavored Aloe Juice
I've just been seized with the desire to change DA accounts.  I want to associate myself and my artwork with something more orginal.  I've been clearing out a lot of my old things and excess baggage from these past years of my life, and physical items are not the only things that can harbor old affiliations.  My subscription is about to run out in 5 days, anyways.

I did have a prints account on this account, but I haven't sold one yet and I believe you can still sell prints with the new system they have here on DA.

On one hand, this site is great for getting your artwork out to as many people as possible, so I'd end up losing all the watchers, pageviews, and favorites I've built up.

On the other hand, as an artist I really should be more concerned with showing my art in the best way possible; hoarding favs and pageviews shouldn't be a priority.  

What do you all think?  Anyone have any suggestions?

I've also taken to putting a watermark on all my artwork because of past incidents with art theft.  Instead of that big garish DA watermark, I've created my own logo which I then place strategically so as not to completely obstruct the view of the art.  Can anyone tell what the logo is?

:iconstarburstminni: made me my first piece of birthday giftart ever!!!!    :boogie:  It's so adorable!  She even captured the goofy look on Kokiri's face perfectly, along with his floppy ear.  X3  Thanks so much!  :hug:

Anime Expo was this weekend!  I only went on Friday and Saturday, and it was quite fun.  I didn't cosplay but I bought a big black wolfy tail so I wore that for most of my time there.  I kept an eye out for fellow DeviantArtists, but I only ran into :icondevidarkwolf: while we were going in opposite directions on a crowded staircase.  ^^;  I walked through the Artists Alley a few times, and did recognize some lovely prints there from DA.  I'll have to reserve a table next year.

And now, some features of interesting stuff I've perused lately!

First the piggies:
Special Musician by Always-Hated  :thumb50759482:   Cola - jumping by Askell  :thumb52095261:   My Guinea Pig by rhinestoner   My Girls by voldee   Star by May-Star  :thumb51206113: Buttercup by audrizzle  

Now some other cool stuff:
Unfinished Ki-Rin Take II by TarpanBeadworks   Bones And All by TarpanBeadworks  :thumb46428055:  :thumb49895130:  :thumb57643610:     jakies tam cos. Feniks by shichinin-tai   Commission: Wolf Mates V by jocarra   LS Garden of Eden by Virus-AC

Best Birthday Ever!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 6, 2007, 3:58 PM
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden, Death Note
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Yummy fruits
Yesterday I had the best birthday ever.  :aww: I got lots of Pokemon gifts, specifically, Pokemon Emerald,  Leaf Green, and Fire Red, and the Pokedex Guide.  I spent the day with the ones I care most about watching Death Note and playing Pokemon.  P was being extra cute, constantly clamoring for attention and climbing on me when I played my game and didn't pet her for longer than 2 minutes.  :D  I went out to eat at my favorite restaurant and then I got a surprise cake when I got home!

I was even able to get the pencil drawing for my Shoyu tribute done, some of the finer details had been giving me trouble for a few days.  I traced it in ink and now I'm working on refining the outlines.  

That's not all, we're also going out of town for a few days.  Then there's Anime Expo at the end of the month.  Yay for June!  :w00t:

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I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 1, 2007, 11:42 PM
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden, Death Note
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Brownie
  • Drinking: Water
Isn't it sad when people steal artwork?  My Naruto/Pokemon got stolen YET AGAIN.  I reported it to DA but they haven't done anything yet.  They probably have thier hands full with all the other art thieves on this site.  

www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… job, jackass.  I don't suppose they'll be any doubt to your originality when it shows that you posted it 2 days ago and I posted my original drawing in FEBRUARY 2005.

Anyways, I was digging through my old stuff and found the bad guy version of that drawing that I started 2 years ago.  It's not quite finished, so I'll probably post it and throw it in scraps.  I'm also making good progress on Shoyu's tribute drawing as well.  But rest assured, I will not post ANYTHING until I have created a watermark to plaster on it.  I don't really like watermarks, especialy the DA one, but it's either that or let all sorts of jackasses take credit for my work.

Next week is my birthday (June 5th).  :boogie:

I'm still offering a comission for ShojoBeat issues January 07 and February 07!  Note me if you're interested!

I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

Oh Noes! A Tag! X3

Journal Entry: Thu May 31, 2007, 9:36 PM
  • Listening to: God Knows - Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden, Death Note
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Brownie with cookies n' cream ice cream
  • Drinking: Water
Tagged by :iconbluespookykat:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4, what does it say?
"dream, you abandoned"  (It's a book on dream interpretation).

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, what do you touch?
Sketchbook.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Shin-chan

4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
4:10  

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
4:13

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Clock ticking, Kokiri eating hay.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Last night when I went out to dinner.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
My Journal.

9. What are you wearing?
A black dress.

10. Did you dream last night?
Yes, something about zombies.

11. When did you last laugh?
Just a little while ago.

12. What are on the walls of the room you are in?
A guinea pig calendar, a guinea pig clock, a black shelf with a figure of Seras Victoria and a bust of Alucard on it.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Probably.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
:w00t:

15. What is the last film you saw?
Shrek the Third

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A chateau in the English countryside.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
I've become allergic to silver.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Remove all the stupid people.

19. Do you like to dance?
Sorta but not for real.  ^^;

20. George Bush: :boo:

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
I'm not having children.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
August (I really like that name).

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I wish I was there already.

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
"Your guinea pigs have been waiting for you."  (the dearly departed ones, I mean).

25.Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal!
I tag :iconshabutaro: :iconfoozma73:  :iconshalron:  :icontarpanbeadworks:  :iconajagee24701:  and :iconhihoppingoose:

I'm still offering a commission for the January 07 and February 07 issues of ShojoBeat!  Send me a note if you're interested!

I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

Wanted: ShojoBeat Jan and Feb 07

Journal Entry: Mon May 28, 2007, 8:45 PM
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden, Death Note
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Baked Potato
I've been collecting ShojoBeat since it first came out, but with all the chaos at the beginning of the year I didn't pick up either January or February issues.  They're not in any stores anymore. They're not available at the Vix online store either.  I can't read any of the following issues til I get those 2!!!  :shakefist:

So here's where you come in.  If anyone out there has either the January 07 or February 07 issues of Shojo Beat and is willing to part with them, or knows where in their part of the country to get ahold of them, let's make a deal.  I'm offering a commission for each one.  Or even a print of an already existing drawing of mine.  Really, the details can be ironed out and discussed.  I just want those ShojoBeats!!!  Send me a note if you wanna make a deal.  :3

I'm also having issues trying to figure out what to do for Shoyu's tribute drawing.  He was a rather aloof piggy, and spent most of his time in a corner or in a piggy bed.  I didn't really get to know his personality as much as my other squeakies.  If anyone's got any ideas, they'd be most welcome.

I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

So Long, Shoyu

Journal Entry: Sat May 26, 2007, 2:12 PM
  • Watching: Naruto Shippunden, Death Note
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Drinking: Jasmine green tea
Shoyu died this morning.  He passed away shortly before I woke up.  I'm not sure why he died.  I'm going to miss that little guy.

I Was Named After....? by LadyTsunade

Shoyu by LadyTsunade

Plush by LadyTsunade

I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

2623

Journal Entry: Mon May 14, 2007, 12:27 AM
  • Listening to: Broken English - Hellsing OAV
  • Watching: Blood+, Chrno Crusade, Naruto Shippunden
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Popsicle
2623 Deviations.  That's what it says at the top of my screen.   I've just been bad and haven't looked at any deviations pretty much since the year started.  ^^;  

So if any of you have any work posted that you think is noteworthy, or if you just have something you'd like feedback on, leave a link and I'll check them out, posthaste.

Ya know what's ironic?  I took this cute photo of Mr. Ponzu wearing glasses a while back.

Happiness is Fatherhood by LadyTsunade

Now he's blind.


I'm still working on some kiribans that are owed to certain people.  Sorry for the delay, everyone!  It's been a crazy year!  ^^;  I haven't forgotten any of you, I love you guys!

For some reason lately I've been going through all of my belongings and throwing away anything extraneous.  Oddly, I feel as though I'm in a rush to get rid of as much stuff as I can.  Perhaps some of my deepest desires might come true sooner than I think.  I don't think I'll stop til I've made a severe reduction in the amount of possessions I own.

Kokiri is such a butt pirate.  Ever since we put him in the new piggy pen with the other boys, he won't leave them alone.  You know what I mean.  He acts so fruity, walking on his toes with his butt up in the air.  But otherwise he's well-behaved and sociable and just so damn cute.

*sigh*  The things we piggy owners put up with.

I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 25, 2007, 5:10 PM
  • Listening to: Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond
  • Reading: Inubaka
  • Watching: Blood+, Chrno Crusade, Naruto Shippunden
  • Playing: Pokemon Diamond
  • Eating: Grapes
  • Drinking: Water
I went to Best Buy to pick up my preordered copy of Pokemon Diamond yesterday, but the bastards were sold out.  It says on the back of the preorder slip that they'll hold it for 2 weeks.  >_<  I waited in line at customer service (as it also says on the preorder slip) just to have someone tell me I have to go to the games section to get it, waited around to ask someone where my game was, then waited again to have someone tell me that they were getting more tomorrow.  I didn't even bother to ask about the stylus.  :shakefist:

So I tried Circuit City:  Sold out.

I tried Toys R' US:  Sold out.

Gamestop:  Not only did they have a few copies of Pokemon Diamond left, they even gave me a stylus (it was the Palkia one instead of Dialga, but whatever).

I got my game, I got my nifty stylus, all was right with the world.  No store associates were mauled, no babies were punched, all in all, it was a good day.  

So, who's got Pokemon and wifi?  Let's trade friend codes.  :3

I Love Cavies Stamp by LadyTsunade Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:

Piggy Fun Time X3

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 22, 2007, 3:57 PM
  • Listening to: Legand of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ost
  • Watching: Blood+, Chrno Crusade, Naruto Shippunden
  • Playing: Resident Evil DS, Twilight Princess
  • Drinking: Jasmine green tea
I have to say, I've just been so happy and comfortable lately.  It's really cozy to be playing the Wii on a big couch with a furry blanket.  Even the guineas have been feeling better and friendlier.

It's especially nice to be around someone who is a true animal lover.  I've gotten more help with them from my friend in the past few weeks than I have in all the years I've owned guinea pigs (which is coming up on 5).  My friend really loves animals;  he'll pull them out of the cages so they can hang out with us and feel more comfortable here.  He even feeds them for me and cleans out the cages sometimes without me even asking.  When someone's willing to get their hands dirty (or bitten :XD: ) simply for the sake of their well-being, that's someone who really cares about animals.  :3

We got a small animal pen and we set it up in the living room when we're watching dvds or playing games so they can have some floor time.  Kokiri was being a bit of a fruit and harrassing the other boys at first, but he's starting to mellow out.  The girls on the other hand....  P just doesn't play well with others.  Pocky-chan is nice and agreeable, but Mochi REALLY doesn't like P at all.  I've never seen such a bristling ball of piggy fury.  Her fur was standing on end and she actually launched herself at P!  I had to pull poor P out.  

We got some posts and poultry netting, and when the weather gets a bit warmer we're going to make a piggy pen in the backyard.  That'll surely provide some good photo opportunities.

But for now we're working on building some coroplast and cube cages.    Check out this site to see what I mean -> www.cavycages.com  It'll actually provide more space for the piggers while taking up less space in my room.  I'll post some pics when it's done.  :3

Ninja Guinea Pig Stamp by LadyTsunade I Support Animal Rights Stamp by AshlieNelson Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals I Support Cute Things's Stamp by lynart I Heart Tea Stamp by croaky Cookie Stamp by pronouncedyou Stamp: I Heart Yaoi_Pink by AJAngelique NES Controller stamp by deadspaceheart :thumb27614542: :thumb43889010: Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666 :thumb53350796: Zelda Cartridge stamp by deadspaceheart Final Fantasy VII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy VIII by darkdisciple-stamps Final Fantasy X by darkdisciple-stamps Resident Evil 4 Stamp by darkdisciple-stamps Welcome to Silent Hill Stamp by Cruzle :thumb36490369:
  • Listening to: Legand of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ost
  • Reading: Cain Saga, Godchild, Rave Master, Cantarella
  • Watching: My weight
  • Playing: Sodoku on the DS
  • Eating: Pocky
  • Drinking: Jasmine green tea
So I've moved AGAIN.  This time I'm in a very nice house in a quiet residential neighborhood, as opposed to a lousy apartment in a ghetto.  Yes, it really was that bad.  Mouse infestations, gang members constantly gathering around the front gate and getting into fights under my window, drug deals and god knows what else going on in the back alley behind the apartment building...  And some guy on a bike felt my butt as he rode by.  >_<  

Now I feel safe and sound.  The past 3 weeks have been so wonderful, I haven't felt this happy and relaxed in years, I can't even remember how long it's been.  :floating:  The piggers are doing great.  They even seem more content.  :3  

I was a little concerned about Mr. Ponzu.  He's getting thin and I keep finding grey hairs in his fur.  I gave him a haircut the other day and a bath.  He always seems happier and refreshed after a haircut; one of his parents must have been long-haired and the other short-haired because his hair is short near his face then gets longer towards his butt.  He's still eating well and as spry as ever, so I guess good ol' daddy Ponzu still has some time left.  

Well, I haven't been paying too much attention to my DA account, so hopefully I can start chipping away at it.  For real this time.  I have 1400+ messages and 1700+ deviations waiting for me.  Too bad guinea pigs can't type.... or can they?

As the title of the journal states, I've been tagged by :iconfoozma73: !  Here goes, 6 random things most people don't know about me:

1.  My left arm is extremely flexible.  There's no part on my body I can't reach.  I have no problems washing my own back, in fact I can reach my left arm behind my back and touch the back of my neck.

2.  I have a tail.  Just kidding!  I really wish I did have one.  I've been obsessed with tails ever since I was little.

3.  I played so much Nintendo as a kid (I mean old school NES Nintendo) that I accomplished some crazy records:  Super Mario Bros I and II beaten with 1 life and no warp zones.  Super Mario 3 is so damn long that I could only manage to beat it with 1 life using warp zones.  I did beat the original Legend of Zelda AND the Second Quest, and I beat Zelda II: The Adventure of Link with only the 3 lives you have at the start of the game and the extra ones you pick up throughout Hyrule (in other words, without dying and having to continue).  I also beat Freedom Force 9 times in a row.  For some reason developers seemed to think that games just didn't need to have an ending back then.  The game just started over again after you cleared that last stage.  I was so certain that if I beat it 10 times in a row I would definitely get an actual ending...

4.  I'm so near-sighted that things start getting blurry at around 6 inches away from my face.  I wear contact lenses because I've worn glasses since second grade and I've always disliked them.

5.  My favorite flowers are yellow roses.

6.  My favorite scents are vanilla and baby hamster.  Yes, baby hamsters do smell differently than adult ones.

Now I tag :iconshabutaro: :iconkytheraoa:  :iconthe-dee:  :iconthe-dark-wulf:
  • Listening to: My pc humming
  • Reading: Cain Saga vol.1
  • Watching: My weight
  • Playing: Nothing til my Wii is hooked up again
  • Drinking: Water
I traded in some old unwanted English-only anime dvds today and purchased Hamsterz Life with my store credit.

You get to raise a hamster in true virtual pet fashion, feeding, grooming, playing mini-games.  It's soooooo freakin' adorable, so cute, so fun.  But there's just one horrible glaring issue.

"Raise your hamster well and he'll have plenty of energy to build a huge "ham-country" with a bakery, school, playground and more!"

Sounds great, doesn't it?

THERE IS NO HAM COUNTRY!!!!!

In their rush to get the game out for the holidays, (along with many obvious and sloppy spelling and grammatical errors) UbiSoft left "Ham Country" out of the game.  If you go to their website they give you this explanation:

"There is no unlockable "Ham Country" in the game. This is just a phrase used to refer to the environment you can customize for your hamster.

"There are only 2 environments that the hamster can exist in and that is inside the cage and outside. From within the cage is where you can do the majority of activities. This is where the term "Ham Country" originally came from; an environment that players can customize (some of which are larger than the starter cage). But you cannot build the specific buildings listed on the back of the pack since they are built into the cage itself.

"School – The cage doubles as a school since this is where you teach your hamster commands and greetings.

"Playground – Certain cages offer more interactive elements beyond the starter cage. In addition to these elements players can drop in additional items that the hamster can play with (ball, barrel, etc.) because they offer a much larger play environment (some larger toys cannot be placed in the starter cage).

"The Bakery is not represented as a physical structure in the game outside of the food storage menu where you choose from different types of edible treats for your hamster."

BASTARDS!!! :shakefist:  DAMN YOU, UBISOFT!!!!!

I think I'll return it and get Tetris DS.
  • Listening to: My pc humming
  • Reading: Kingdom Hearts manga
  • Watching: My weight
  • Playing: Nothing til my Wii is hooked up again
  • Drinking: Water
Hello, all my friends, watchers, and passersby, I have regained internet access in my home!

Actually, I've had internet for a while now, I was just intimidated by the 1300+ messages and 1200+ deviations that cry for my attention.  :/  I'll get to all your comments and journals and lovely artworks soon (er or later).  Anyone miss me?

I Need a Name

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 7, 2007, 1:46 PM
  • Listening to: The ambient sounds of the library
  • Watching: My weight
  • Playing: Nothing til my Wii is hooked up again
Works in Progress:

:thumb39401580: Tribute to my dearly departed Sora-chan.

Deviant ID - Sketch by LadyTsunade My Deviant ID

Kiriban prize for :iconshabutaro:, sketch will be uploaded soon. :3

Kiriban prize for :iconninjacatwolf:

Kiriban prize for :iconmyui:


<:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~

So I've been working on getting a portfolio site up so I can get myself out there available for art jobs.  I have a domain name registered (guineapiggies.com) but that's going to be the ultimate guinea pig website (coming soon :3).  I need a name for the subdomain that'll be my personal portfolio site.

Any ideas?

I really like the name Morumoto (guinea pig in Japanese).  I was told that it was an unusual kinda word and might be hard for some people to spell.  I do have a nifty image for it that would be a cool logo and watermark though...

So what do you all think?  Any suggestions?

I just got my dsl installation software in the amil this morning so I might be online sooner than expected.  Then I can finally start tackling the 800+ messages I have and look at the 800+ deviations waiting for me.  

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P Wii by LadyTsunade Anyone have the Wii? Note me and we can exchange Wii numbers. X3

My MySpace: www.myspace.com/naomi_p
My TokyoPop account: www.tokyopop.com/Morumoto/ (I just got it so it's a bit bare ^^; )
Gaia -> Morumoto (Once again, just starting out ^^; )


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Unemployed and Generally Screwed

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 30, 2007, 3:28 PM
  • Watching: My weight
  • Playing: Nothing til my Wii is hooked up again
Works in Progress:

:thumb39401580: Tribute to my dearly departed Sora-chan.

Deviant ID - Sketch by LadyTsunade My Deviant ID

Kiriban prize for :iconshabutaro:, sketch will be uploaded soon. :3

Kiriban prize for :iconninjacatwolf:

Kiriban prize for :iconmyui:


<:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~

Well, I got laid off last Thursday.  Why?  Because the video game industry sucks like that.  So here I sit at the library trying to do some job searching and whatever else I can manage within an hour.  I'll have dsl in about 2 weeks.

So now I'm screwed.  I just moved out on my own into an apartment that I would have barely been able to survive in with my job, and now I have no income.  At all.  I have rent covered for February, and if I can do my taxes soon I should have rent covered for March.  After that, god only knows.  

I can't help but think that life is trying to forcibly append a career change on me.  In the past few years, every time I start to feel a bit comfy and secure in a job, I get laid off.  Perhaps this is fate's way of telling me I'm not where I'm supposed to be.  Well, I hope fate has a path prepared for me to follow.

As for now, I'm working on improving my portfolio and I will have my gallery site up soon so I can try to find jobs of a much more creative and artistic nature.  I'll also open myself up to commissions here, I'll post more on that when I get a chance.  

For all my friends and watchers, I'm going to be very behind on responding to notes, messages, and whatnot.  I should be able to start getting caught up in a couple of weeks.

Sigh...  here's hoping that there is bigger and better in store for me somewhere down the line.

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P Wii by LadyTsunade Anyone have the Wii? Note me and we can exchange Wii numbers. X3

My MySpace: www.myspace.com/naomi_p
My TokyoPop account: www.tokyopop.com/Morumoto/ (I just got it so it's a bit bare ^^; )
Gaia -> Morumoto (Once again, just starting out ^^; )


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1000 Favs!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 24, 2007, 12:25 PM
  • Watching: My weight
  • Playing: Nothing til my Wii is hooked up again
Works in Progress:

:thumb39401580: Tribute to my dearly departed Sora-chan.

Deviant ID - Sketch by LadyTsunade My Deviant ID

Kiriban prize for :iconshabutaro:, sketch will be uploaded soon. :3

Kiriban prize for :iconninjacatwolf:

Kiriban prize for :iconmyui:


<:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~ <:3 )~

By far my most popular deviation, my Naruto/Pokemon crossover drawing has reached a whopping 1000 favs!  I know that's not all that much compared to some of the outstanding artists here on DA, but I was feeling quite proud of myself.  

Naruto - Pokemon Crossover by LadyTsunade

I was planning on doing a commemorative drawing for such an occasion, however, life seems to be getting in the way again.  :shakefist:  <- I just love that emoticon.  

In other news, I finally got a mailbox key.  There wasn't actually any mail in there for me, but oh well.  ^^;

Last night I saw a couple of mice scampering along my wall.  While searching for mouseholes I saw one displaced mousie dash into an opening where the front door frame meets the floor.  I promptly filled it with some patching compound that was ever-so-conveniently left in my bathroom cabinet, along with a bit of ragged wall-ness around the gas pipe and the water pipe in the kitchen.  This morning I saw another mousie dash for the hole when I turned the lights on, but his exit was thwarted so he turned tail and disappeared.  I'm hoping he'll escape through the open space that was previously cut in the draft protector under the door ( :shakefist: ).  

I really like mice, so I don't want to take drastic measures, but when it comes to sanitation and the health and well-being of myself and my little squeaky family.... :(

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P Wii by LadyTsunade Anyone have the Wii? Note me and we can exchange Wii numbers. X3

My MySpace: www.myspace.com/naomi_p
My TokyoPop account: www.tokyopop.com/Morumoto/ (I just got it so it's a bit bare ^^; )
Gaia -> Morumoto (Once again, just starting out ^^; )


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