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In the last month, I've started 2 blogs: each dedicated to one of my varied interests. I'm posting weekly, and hoping I can keep this up. So if any of you care to have a read, here they are:

Stolen from :iconwoodpeckerdmw:
(I think I'm too old for this, but I'm sick & tired, can't sleep, and am tired of looking at my previous journal post)

[] You don't have very many friends.
[] Often times, teachers forget your name.
[] You were always picked last for kickball.
[x] You don't like to talk a lot.
[x] You tend to avoid mass social activities.
[] You don't participate in any extracurricular activities.
[] All you wish for is to move away or get a fresh start.
[] Your friends have blown you off before.
[x] You sit alone in most of your classes.
[] You have a feeling that once you leave high school or college, nobody is going to remember you.
[x] You hold interest in activities that other people find strange.
[x] People don't find you friendly.
[] You hold extreme hate towards another high school stereotype.
[] You eat alone at lunch.
Total = 5

Party Girl/Boy
[] Lets face it: you like to party.
[] You party every other weekend.
[] ...Or every weekend?
[] You've been going to frat house parties since early high school.
[] You're the defending beer bong champion.
[] You know the best hook-ups in the state... world.
[] Everybody who's anybody goes to the same parties you go to.
[x] You've hooked up at parties.
[] You spend time getting ready for parties.
[] You've passed out from being too drunk.
[x] You've partied all night.
[] You've snuck out of the house to party.
[x] Actually, your parents really don't care if you party or not.
[x] You're pretty much nocturnal.
[] You like to go clubbing.
[] You and your friends always party hop.
[] You've crashed a party before.
[] One way or another, you've wound up naked in front of everybody at a party.
[] You've thrown up from drinking too much.
[] You've done something that you regret at a party.
[] You can dance.
[x] You're friends with a lot of people older than you.

Total = 5

Scene Kid
[] You know what sXe and hXc actually mean.
[] You have a obsession with dinosaurs, robots, and Pokemon.
[] You idolize Jeffree Starr
[] People have called you scene before.
[] You spend at least an hour getting ready to take pictures of yourself for your myspace.
[] You have a mirror pic.
[] You listen to bands that most people have never heard of.
[] You enjoy going to shows.
[] You only go to shows for the sake of going to shows, not the music.
[] Your hair is multicolored.
[] You accessorize your hair with kiddie barrettes and bows.
[] Fashion is one of the most important things that define you.
[] You mosh.
[] You often mix vintage with modern.
[] Your myspace picture captions are sad lyrics to sad songs.
[] All of your friends are scene.
[] You don't know many of the people on your friends list in person.
[] You take angled pictures of yourself.
[] You enjoy photography.
Total = 0

[] You pop the collar.
[] You won't go near the "goths".
[x] You own at least one thing from a designer store.
[] You are very clean cut.
[] You are squeamish.
[] People have called you preppy before.
[] You never leave the house without putting on cologne/perfume.
[] You have a lot of money.
[] You know who LC is.
[] You watch shows like The OC, The Real World, The Hills, and Laguna Beach.
[] One favorite stores are Abercrombie & Fitch or American Eagle Outfitters.
[] You're afraid to set foot into Hot Topic.
[] (Girls) You carry a purse wherever you go.
[x] You need to wake up at least an hour before school so you can get ready.
[] (Girls) You do not leave the house without make up.
[x] You are content overall with how your life is going.
Total = 3

Band Geek
[x] You have played an instrument before.
[] You still play an instrument.
[] You are/were in regular Band.
[] You are/were in Jazz Band.
[] You are/were in Marching Band.
[] You've never dated anybody outside of Band.
[] Most of your friends are in band.
[] The band room/band hall is your second home.
[x] You enjoy listening to Classical music on occasion. (instrumental occasionally, but I like symphonic movements)
[] You aspire to be a Drum Major.
[] You've made out with somebody on a Band bus or at a Band competition.
[] You have trouble getting your non-band friends to go near the band room.
[] Band is your favorite class.
[] You have been to band camp.
[] You walk in step with all your friends.
[] You talk about band constantly.
[] You know that American Pie has got it all wrong.
[] You hate rap music.
[] Marching Season is your favorite time of year.
[] When you go to football games, you don't really pay attention to the game itself.
[] Your favorite jokes are band jokes.
[] You know it's not about the bloods and the crips: it's the brass and the woodwinds.
Total = 2

[x] You have seen in a school play.
[x] You have seen a Broadway musical
[] You like to act.
[x] You have participated in a school play.
[] You have participated in a play outside of school.
[] You have gone to the Thespian Conference.
[] You get ticked off when people make that thespian, "Did you say lesbian?" joke.
[] You have done tech.
[] You know that you cannot touch anybody else's props.
[] You have played in the pit orchestra for a musical.
[] You have been to a cast party.
[] You are in a thespian troupe.
[] You often sing show tunes at the top of your lungs.
[] You know who Idina Menzel and Johnathan Larson are.
[] At one point in your life, you were obsessed with RENT.
[] You do not have a personal bubble.
[x] You actually understand Shakespeare.
[] You know how to put on stage make up.
[] You have been a lead.
[] You met a lot of your better friends through theatre.
Total = 4

[x] You participate in a lot of extracurricular activities.
[] You have a part-time job.
[] You have straight As.
[] You are in mostly honors/IB/AP classes.
[] You do not procrastinate.
[] You have scored a 5 on an AP test.
[x] You do not have very much down time.
[] You are very organized.
[x] You always have a thousand things going on at once.
[] You are in a relationship.
[] You aspire to get into an Ivy League School.
[x] In your extracurriculars, you hold leadership positions.
[x] You are/were on Student Council.
[] You are/were the class president.
[x] You are/were a class officer.
[] You are/were the Salutatorian for your class.
[] You are/were the Valedictorian for your class.
[x] People have told you that you didn't have a life.
[x] You are getting/have already received the IB Diploma.
[] You cry hysterically when you get anything lower than an A on anything.
Total = 8

[] Your grades are slipping
[] You always wait until the last minute to do big projects.
[] You are an overall procrastinator.
[] You tend to do your homework when you're watching TV.
[] It takes you ages to turn your job applications in.
[] You are often late to school/work.
[] You don't turn in a lot of your work
[] You spend the majority of your time watching TV, the computer or going on Myspace when you could be doing something more productive.
[x] You sleep in past noon on the weekends and during the summer.
[x] You do not get out of your pajamas unless you have to leave the house.
[] You could walk, but you'll just drive.
[x] You have fallen asleep during class before.
[x] Friends have called you lazy.
[] Life is hard when you lose the remote & you have to walk a million miles over to the TV and change the channel.
[x] When you hang out with your friends, the majority of your time is spent playing video games or doing something where neither of you have to stand up.
[x] You have eaten an entire pint of ice cream in one sitting.
[x] You have sat through an entire running marathon of a show before
Total = 7

[] Your wardrobe consists of mostly black things.
[] When you have the money, you shop at Hot Topic.
[] You think tattoos are hot.
[] You think odd piercings are hot.
[] You don't get along with your parents.
[] You have/want to dyed/dye your hair an exotic color.
[] You've styled your hair in liberty spikes.
[x] Sometimes you ponder the meaning of life and death.
[] You like to write dark poetry.
[] You are into S&M.
[] You have a pair of over sized black pants.
[] At one point in your life, you liked Foamy, Happy Bunny, Emily the Strange, and the Happy Tree Friends.
[] You listen to grunge.
[] You have a messenger bag with buttons up and down the straps.
[] You smoke cigarettes.
[] You will only date other Goths.
[x] You don't really care what people think about you.
[] Overly happy people scare you.
[] You like black makeup & nail polish best.
Total = 2

[x] You actually study for tests and quizzes.
[] You have straight As.
[] You haven't had any luck with the opposite sex.
[] You are into WoW, Magic Cards, and Halo.
[] You over analyze jokes to the point where they aren't funny anymore.
[] Your mom buys your clothes for you.
[x] You actually answer the questions in class.
[x] You sit front row center in all of your classes to get the best learning experience
[] You miss school during the summer.
[x] You wear your pants at your waist.
[] You prefer sweatpants to jeans.
[] You have a pocket protector in your shirt with pens and a calculator in it.
[] You let cute boys/girls take advantage of you & copy your homework in hopes of getting noticed.
[x] You've noticed some of the spelling and grammar mistakes in this survey.
[] People always cheat off you during tests.
[] Your parents pack your lunch for you every day.
[x] You wear/should be wearing glasses.
Total = 6

Garage Band Junkie
[] You play the guitar
[] You have been in a garage band before.
[] You're still in a garage band.
[] You think your band is going to make it big someday.
[] You play shows almost weekly.
[] You play the drum set.
[] You sing vocals for a band.
[x] You write your own lyrics.
[] You spend hundreds on amps and microphones.
[] Your band has a myspace page.
[] You have been in multiple garage bands.
[] You have changed the name of your band at least twice.
[] You have participated in a battle of the bands.
[] Your band has been signed.
[] You have taken guitar classes at school.
[] You have played at the same venue multiple times.
[] You would rather make it big than have to go to college.
[] You have musical talent.
[] You have groupies.
[] You've made t-shirts and other apparel for your band.
Total = 1

[x] You actually are black.
[x] You know who the bloods and the crips are.
[] You wear doo-rags.
[] You actually grew up in the ghetto.
[] You can freestyle.
[] You drive down the street blaring your music.
[] Your ride is pimped out with stereo boosts.
[] You can break dance.
[] You say "nigga" a lot.
[] You talk too fast for people to understand you.
[x] You are pretty chill with life.
[] You wear your jeans oversized and below your butt.
[x] Old school rap is the best.
[x] You know that Tupac will never die.
[] You wear bling.
[] You have/want a custom grill.
[] You have custom rims on your tires.
[] You are actually in a gang.
[] You are always big pimpin'.
Total = 5

[] You often have trouble convincing people that you aren't emo.
[] You comb your hair over one of your eyes.
[] You flip your hair often.
[] You have dark-rimmed glasses.
[x] You have hurt your self on purpose.
[] If you're a boy, people often complain about your pants being too tight.
[x] You don't really smile too often.
[x] You blog often.
[] You never smile in pictures.
[] You listen to Thursday and/or Sunny Day Real Estate.
[] You're too much of a pussy to be a goth.
[] You own a lot of band t-shirts.
[] You go to a lot of shows.
[] You only go for emo/scene boys and girls.
[x] It doesn't take very much to make you cry.
[] You have played all the Emo Games.
[] You have worn black eyeliner before.
[] You own a bandana which you wear in your hair.
[x] You have dark hair
[] You love the emo song.
[x] You say stuff like "I feel like my heart's being ripped out" and all.
Total = 6

[] You own/ed a skateboard.
[] You have been skateboarding since you were in grade school.
[] You have gotten many injuries from skateboarding.
[] You know that World Industries and Element aren't just clothing lines.
[] You have vandalized public property.
[] You have TPed/egged somebody's house before.
[] You have been yelled at for loitering.
[] You have gotten in trouble with the cops.
[] You listen to punk rock.
[] Chicks on skateboards are hot.
[] You stick it to the man.
[] You own skater shoes.
[] You watch MTV2, not MTV.
[] You enjoy crude humor.
[] Screw school, lets do crazy stuff.
[] You know that there are other pro skaters out there besides Tony Hawk.
[] You pretty much live at the skate park.
[] Hygiene does not concern you.
[] Skater boys are attractive.
Total = 0

[] Most people are scared of your music.
[] A lot of the bands you like have violent names/titles/lyrics.
[] You hate emo kids.
[] You have gotten kicked out of a public place multiple times before.
[] Slipknot isn't really metal.
[] You appreciate really good guitarists of any genre, particularly flamenco.
[] You hate pop and rap.
[] You spend all your money on music-related stuff.
[] Scene kids are fun to laugh at.
[] You will become friends with anyone if they like the same bands.
[] You curse a lot.
[] You can name at least five sub genres of metal.
[] You wore black converses before they became emo.
[] At least one of your favorite bands thinks they're Vikings.
[] You also like classic rock, such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
[] You have yelled at someone for their taste in music.
Total = 0

Outcast- 5
Party Girl/Boy- 5
Scene Kid- 0
Prep- 3
Band Geek- 2
Thespian- 4
Overachiever- 8
Slacker- 7
Goth- 2
Nerd- 6
Garage Band Junkie- 1
Gangsta- 5
Emo- 6
Skatepunk- 0
Metalhead- 0

Well, I guess that sums it up.
So I started my new job towards the end of October, and right now I'm trying to reach a new balance between my writing and my coding - especially since I also have a stack of personal projects on both sides of the work-play seesaw, and they intertwine.

So for starters i'm going to try and work on the personal projects at the confluence, to kind of knock out a bit on both sides. This means I will probably be writing less, but my dA profile will be improving. Things like the page design and gallery styles, which I've been meaning to do forever.

My first attempt at this, has been to start setting up my dA portfolio! So please check it out, and leave comments here if you're so inclined.
So my current favourite group :iconpoetry-book: is hosting the second edition of their trademark contest Scratch That

It's an elimination style contest that goes on for multiple challenging and inspiring rounds in each stage of which prizes are awarded to the round winners until the last round and an ultimate grand prize!

Last time, I made it a few rounds deep and even managed to win one of them. So you certainly can too. Auditions are on, so make your submissions now!
So my current favourite group :iconpoetry-book: is hosting the second edition of their trademark contest Scratch That

It's an elimination style contest that goes on for multiple challenging and inspiring rounds in each stage of which prizes are awarded to the round winners until the last round and an ultimate grand prize!

Last time, I made it a few rounds deep and even managed to win one of them. So you certainly can too. Auditions are on, so make your submissions now!
Hey guys,
I had to make a sudden trip to back home to Nigeria: My home country. I'll be here until at least October. The internet here is kind of spastic, so I suspect my posts shall dwindle until I get back to the states. That said, I'll still be writing so I'll have some new things to put up once I get back.

In Other News...

  • My book has been selected by the Nigerian National Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) to be staged as a play this November! Read about it here.
  • I also just won a short contest on my favourite poetry group
  • Listening to: Cry Me A River
  • Watching: Shingeki no Kyojin

33% Stupid

Fri Jul 19, 2013, 8:02 PM
Copied this from WoodpeckerDMW because I was bored, and I haven't posted a journal in a while. You know, being a third stupid isn't half bad...

[ ] You have screamed at an inanimate object for "hurting you"

[ ] You have ran into a glass/screen door.
[ ] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle. 
[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.
[ ] You have been called a blonde.


[ ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow. 
[ ] You just tried to lick your elbow.
[ ] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.
[x] You just sang them to make sure.
[x] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.
[x] You have choked on your own spit.


[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don't get it. (I AM NEO!)
[ ] You type with three fingers or less.
[ ] You have accidentally caught something on fire. (Accident? Hahaha....)
[ ] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.
[ ] You have caught yourself drooling. (Sometimes I wake up and see that I did...)


[x] You have fallen asleep in class.
[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking.
[ ] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.
[ ] People often shake their heads and walk away from you.
[ ] You are often told to use your 'inside voice'.


[x] You use your fingers to do simple math.
[ ] You have eaten a bug accidentally. 
[ ] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important. (Well, college homework isn't THAT important..heh..)
[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it.
[x] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.


[ ] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen if you don't.
[ ] You break a lot of things.
[ ] You tilt your head when you're confused.
[x] You have fallen out of your chair before.
[x] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling. (all the time)


[ ] The word "um" is used frequently.
[ ] You don't know what "um" means.
[ ] You say "what" and "huh" a lot.
[ ] You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.



Now you multiply it by 3 for your score. And write as your journal title

  • Listening to: My AC hum
  • Reading: DA journals
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water

Playing with Journal Skins

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 3:05 PM
Wow! I can't believe it's been 6 months since my last journal entry actually, I can. Since I blog elsewhere, I rarely have the desire to write journals here - which is unfortunate because I do all my other writing here (my poems, stories, and all that).

However, since I've decided that I now want to create my own custom journal skin, I'm writing this entry to see it in action. This is just the rudimentary version, and I'll be adding to it as time goes by. As you can tell the theme is of a Chalkboard (so I'll probably be getting into some chalkboard art to spruce it up).

When I'm done I'll definitely share it so others can download it. So look forward to that. :)

Happy New Year!

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 3:10 PM


It's been about a month since I wrote a journal entry, and about a week since my last deviation. I haven't been doing much else but enjoying the holidays, hanging out with family, and playing video-games.

I got the playstation move for Christmas and a Playstation plus subscription soon after (along with other wonderful gifts of course), so I'm pretty hung up on video games at the moment. Been playing Infamous 2, Mortal Kombat, Sports Champions, and a bunch of other free games and demos that my subscription gives me access to... Needless to say, I haven't done much writing.

But it's now the new year and as promised, it's time to bundle up those December stamps. I made a total of 10 stamps throughout December (only 2 of which were actually seasonal) and a surprising 5 of which were very popular! (by my low standards anyway). You can find the entire collection here, and below I list for you the top 5.

Happy Holidays by Mabogunje
I Write by Mabogunje

I Love Christ by Mabogunje
dAmn Onizuka by Mabogunje

  • Playing: Mortal Kombat

Stamps of the Month

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:55 AM

As we get into the Christmas spirit, I've started dabbling in stamp making. Stamps are easy to make and they're useful for conveying messages about yourself to your audience.

So I will be making stamps throughout the month of December! Mostly stamps that interest me, but that you can also use if you like them. Additionally, they will all made available to both paid and non-paid members. :D

As I progress, I will add them to this journal entry, and at the end of the month, bundle them into a collection as we move into the new year. So :+fav: here or :+devwatch: me if you would like to see what comes next.  You may also comment below with suggestions if you would like a particular kind of stamp.

I can't do animated stamps
See below for examples

The Collection So Far

Popular choices are marked with :+fav:

        Proudly Nigerian by Mabogunje

        I Love Christ by Mabogunje:+fav:

        Seasons Greetings! by Mabogunje

        Happy Holidays by Mabogunje:+fav:

        I Write by Mabogunje:+fav:

        Coder by Mabogunje

        Audiophile by Mabogunje

        dAmn Onizuka by Mabogunje:+fav:

        (RED) by Mabogunje

        Mayan Apocalypse by Mabogunje:+fav:

Enjoy! :dalove:

An Honourable Mention

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:58 PM

Hey people!
It's been a couple of weeks since my last journal entry (ever since my birthday) and as you can imagine, I got busy with real life. Then there was thanksgiving... and now we're marching on into the holiday season.

Needless to say, some interesting things have happened in that time. For one, my birthday present to myself was a Premium Membership here on dA... and I've been doing a lot with the new features. I've reorganized my gallery completely! There are now folders for my poetry collections, stories and more. So you might want to check it out!

In other news, :iconthe-writers-study: An Autumn Night contest is now over, and I won an Honourable Mention!. YAY FOR ME! So stop by and check out the group and the actual winners. They've got some really good stuff.

  • Watching: Zetsuen no Tempest: Ep. 9
  • Playing: One Piece: Pirate Warriors
  • Eating: Chicken Dunkers w/ BBQ sauce
  • Drinking: Root Beer

Contests I'm Participating In

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 5:20 AM

Hello viewers,
Here's a little plug for all the contests I'm participating in. All are very interesting, and all are interested in participants like you! So check them out.
1. Odyssey II | 
2. Scratch That | 
3. Celestial Memories | 
4. Ask Me To Describe An Autumn Day | 5. Memories & Resolutions

...and a bunch of weekly prompts from the groups I'm a member of.

Back to the Grind

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:31 PM

Had an awesome lazy birthday yesterday. Thanks to all those who stopped by my gallery, left birthday wishes, and faved some poetry on my special day. It made it that much more enjoyable.

But now, it's back to the grind again for me. :work: I haven't even written a single page for NaNoWriMo so I think I'm just gonna give up on that for this year, and focus on my other writing projects. (like the numerous contests I'm currently participating in)

Well, that's it from me for now. Once again, thank you all for making my birthday interesting.

  • Eating: Japanese Cuisine
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

Happy Birthday Me!

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:42 PM

So it's 1:31AM on November 12th, 2012 and I've just turned one year older. I thank God for His grace and faithfulness in my life so far, and I look forward to many more years walking with Him.

Coincidentally, my poem A Reasonable Excuse was  picked for the :iconheart-of-poetry: weekly prompt today, so there's even more to celebrate.

But unfortunately for me, it's a Monday over here so my celebrations are gonna have to wait. For now, I'm just happy. :D

  • Reading: The Algorithm Design Manual
  • Watching: Ixion Saga DT
  • Eating: Leftover Indian Cuisine
  • Drinking: Water
So I only just learnt of the "Give a Llama, Get a Llama" llama etiquette, and I previously didn't even know how to give llamas. Therefore, I've just gone round giving llamas to all those who have given to me. It seems only fair, and I apologise that it took me so long to figure this out.

I also just gave a few out to people who I've chatted with and who were pleasant to talk to, so if you received one from me, and haven't given me one, that's why. I may also start giving llamas to artists whose work I like.

I would appreciate it if you gave one back, but really you don't have to. It's just my way of appreciating what you do. Be it as a person, or as an artist. Enjoy your free Llamas! :D

I just found out that my poem You're Wonderful got me through the auditions for the Scratch That competition currently being held by #poetry-book. :D

This is the first competition in which I've been chosen for anything here on dA so I'm pretty excited about it and I'm looking forward to the 1st round. Hopefully, I won't end up as just a "qualifier" and will go on to win some prizes as the competition progresses.

If you like You're Wonderful, you might also want to watch for new poems while I participate. Although I have no idea what exactly the themes will be, we've been told that they are all happy themes. So if you're into that, it's all the more reason to watch the group and/or myself.
  • Listening to: That Sunday, That Summer (Nat King Cole)
  • Eating: Ice Cream
So it looks like I'll be working on two writing projects throughout November. The first is the Odyssey II project…, and the second is the Hana Kotoba story which I previously mentioned. So between those two and the rest of my life, I think I'll have my hands full. I'll probably still be putting out the odd poem along the way too.

In any case, the good news is that I've already gotten started on both projects. You can find my my first contribution (for chapter 1 of the odyssey project here, and you can also always check My Odyssey folder… for new deviations as the project progresses.

For the Hana Kotoba story, I have just uploaded the first 3 chapters… (which had been sitting around my hard drive for a while) so that I can pick up from there once November begins. I will also be submitting the same chapters into the NaNoWriMo competition once it starts, and even if I don't hit the 50,000 word requirement, I do hope to advance Hana Kotoba by at least 4 chapters.

So there should be plenty to read from me in the coming month. :D
  • Listening to: If You Don't Know Me By Now (Simply Red)
  • Drinking: Lemonade
So National November Writing Month is around the corner, and for this year I want to continue a story that I started up last NaNoWriMo called Hana Kotoba. I plan to write a page a week, where each page will represent a chapter that can be fleshed out later.

That way, I have to focus on the key events of the book, and hopefully advance it a lot further than the 2 or 3 pages I managed last time around. Leading up to November I will start uploading the page-long chapters I have so far... and we'll see how this goes...
  • Drinking: Water
I've finally completed my short story to do list: I had to give up on doing my own illustrations for A Thing of Darkness, so it's back to it's original form as a narrative poem.

  • Drinking: Water
I've decided to give up on waiting till I can do my little illustrations, before posting my stories. It sucks but as much as I'm interested in drawing, it's really not my main thing. I feel like if I keep waiting till I feel like drawing, I will never get round to actually posting the written work.

So I'm going to delete my short story A Thing of Darkness, and just repost it as the poem that it originally was. If anyone ever feels like illustrating it, that would be cool, and I would love to see it... but whoever it is, is probably not gonna be me. :no:

This also means that I can begin posting up my other stories right away. Although, I don't have the time right now. I hope you enjoy them once their up :fingerscrossed: