Applying for jobs in Los Angeles? Jesus Christ, wish me luck.
Real TalkI wanted to separate this from my short little update.
I haven't been active on DA for a variety of reasons. After moving back to Texas for a job, I became incredibly busy while working at a 24/7 pharmacy. I moved out there alone and back in with my parents. The plan was that my fiance Josh would follow shortly after, but it never happened. We couldn't qualify to rent a home, or even an apartment. Lack of credit will do that to you-- not even bad credit, just lack of. It's so stupid.
And then not to mention my car finally hitting the bucket. I loved my Buick named Frank, and he had been in the family for 22 years (and little mileage, considering), but his engine fell out and it was to pricey a repair. I had to beg my Dad to cosign on a car for me (because I'm cosigned on our Honda as well, and they don't like you cosigned on two apparently? Even if you're already 3/4 paid off on the other? What?), which meant they couldn't cosign on a place to live. Tough choice, but not as
Long Overdue UpdateWow, I really neglect DA, don't I? To be fair though, I haven't worked on a lot of cosplay as of yet, due to me being so busy with work.
We were never able to get my fiance moved out to Texas, because he acquired some work right after I left (every damn time, I swear). He eventually offered my a position to intern on the game he is making, so after being in Texas for almost half a year.... I just moved back to Louisiana. Now, we're hoping that this isn't permanent, and that within the next year or so, we'll be back in Texas! :3
In the meantime, I'm learning how to code and I will be working on his game Nefarious. How exciting!
I AM working on some cosplay, and I will be at Classic Game Fest in Austin, in a few weeks. I'm helping my sister run her table. :3
Print Shop now Open!Hey guys! It's been a while since I've uploaded anything here, but never fear--- I've been working on new things.
In the meantime, I've opened up a print store! There are a few awesome pictures-- all high-quality 8 x 10, photo quality-prints! Be sure to take a look and share around.
Thanks for everyone's support!
Just Call Me SenpaiHEY GUYS! I bet y'all didn't know that I'm actually a content writer for Lifted Geek.com! Tonight we launched my new advice column, Just Call Me Senpai!
Just Call Me Senpai is an advice column paired with an article, in efforts to bring tips and tricks to new and old cosplayers alike. From the basics, all the way to advanced sewing techniques and prop making, the column will cover any and everything and answer all your questions!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!
Been Awhile... AgainI'm terrible at updating things, Ahhh.
I'm still in a bit of a hiatus, but I'll be back at Mechacon with full force! Working on finishing up Sesshoumaru for the contest and then a secret cosplay for a secret reason.
In other news, I'm now writing with Lifted Geek! It's an awesome website, so be sure to check them out, ahhhhh~
Ima try to update date this more and more, but as always, I don't post what I'm working on here anymore. For more frequent updates, be sure to follow my facebook page here:
And I'm Back, From Outer Space... Not ReallyI've been super slacking on my page here, but super active on my facebook page! I post most of my stuff over there now, aside from a few hi-def pictures over here, so if you want to see progress and my current going-ons, be sure to head over to my page and give it a like!
It's been a hard end of a year and beginning.
On the upside, I started repping geeklurv.com, which is an awesome dating site for people of the geeky orient. There are a free subscriptions as well as paid (AND AFFORDABLE!)-- be sure to check 'em out!
Aside from that, I actually decided to take a break from Cosplaying-- or at least making cosplay. I really need to get a better job and save up money for just a little while. This means that I WILL NOT be attending A-kon and Most likely not, San Japan. I'm sad about this, but bills are priority man, and even though I am pretty thrifty as far as Cospaly goes, I've been having some rough times lately. x_x
I'm not gone forever though!
Wow, It's Been a Long TimeLiterally forever. Sometimes life gets in the way and lately I've been stressed up to my eyeballs.
Remember that last update saying we were officially moving to San Antonio? Yea, that didn't happen. The week of the move, Josh was offered a job at Pixel Dash studios which he INSTANTLY took. So, we're still in the Baton Rouge area for the time being. I was lucky to have a boss that liked me, so she instantly offered me my job back. It's nice to be loved. ;_;
Cosplay was put on a tad bit of a hold, but now I'm back into full swing! We recently pulled out Jak and Daxter for Oni-con, and a surprise T-Elos Swimsuit cosplay for a beach shoot, just for :iconWhiteLilyphotos:. Sesshoumaru is next up on the list for Ikkicon.
We're stressed and busy, but we're okay! Sorry for the silence. xO
News and Storenvy!It's official, we ARE moving to SA, and at the end of the month! We're excited but also super nervous at the same time! We've been thinking about moving back to Texas for awhile, but not under the circumstances that have come about, and not so suddenly. Alas, life happens. We're super nervous because we aren't really prepared for such a sudden change and so soon.
Because of this, I still have some cosplays up for sale, which can be seen on my Facebook page. This includes my beloved Seong Mina cosplay! I am also taking comissions for Cammy gloves.
I will be selling hats and a few knickknacks at my family's table at San Japan! If you see the table with the MOUNDS and MOUNDS of fleece pillows, that's us!
I have also decided to open a store envy! I'm not expecting to sell a lot of prints or anything, but I thought, hey might as well try you know! Everything has been listed under the pre-order tab, since I'll have to print these as (if) orders come in!
Please take a
General Update!It's been awhile since I've updaated, aside from telling everyone that I had some cosplays up for sale.
I WILL be attending both San Japan and Mechacon, and I am a Cosplay guest at the latter. The only new cosplay I will be debuting is my Cruella DeVil cosplay. We've decided to put Jak and Daxter on hold until we figure out our personal issues.
On that note, I'm not going to say much, but I will say this: We might very well be moving to Texas soon. It's a very sudden decision we've had to make, but there will be more details later on when we actually know what's going on.
Another note: I will no longer be posting cosplay PROGRESS here, only final shots of my cosplay. It's easier to post that stuff to facebook, as I update my page there more often than I do here.
So, you want to see the progress and hear general updates, please follow my cosplay page!
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
[s] geno brigade [taking activity rolls 05/14]New alt payment: All genos unless otherwise listed are now worth one activity roll each.
Explores, cavings, and large prey hunts are preferred; I'll accept diving too. Must be completed in around two weeks.
Long Island Larabee 36341 x Rhea 39547
Can carry John brown from dam.
2) Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents, bearmarks and flecking
4) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents
Great book for learning about pixel artI read through this a while ago and have been meaning to plug it here since I've always found good pixel art guides hard to come by and this was super helpful to me!
This book is very thorough and goes from how pixel art was originally made for old games (which I've always wondered about and find super interesting) to basic pixel art concepts and on to more advanced subjects including animation! I learned some new stuff and it clarified other things I knew about but didn't really have a clear understanding of. It's also very visually oriented so there's a lot of clear examples of the concepts covered.
There's also a free preview available here if you want to check that out first -
Icon commissions OPEN
Each one is 6$
animated (head boop) 8$
the limit you can buy is 3 until they are all finish you may buy more
You must always pay before i start.
Reading Visual Novels Using AGTH/TA/ATLAS/ITH:icononewithrussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Greetings!
This tutorial will explain to you how to read (almost any) Visual Novel in English without prior Japanese knowledge using Translation Aggregator, AGTH or ITH, and ATLAS. These programs do not modify the games files, so they should be safe to use without causing issues with developers.
I will begin with a short explanation as to what these programs are, followed by steps on how to set them up and finally some extra tips and tricks you could use to further the translations!
Feel free to ask questions through comments. Just keep in mind that I'm no expert at these programs and I myself used a tutorial to understand the basics of the programs, so I may be unable to answer some questions. Most links I supply will take you to the developer forums where you can download and ask questions about the specific program. No better help than the kind that comes from the ones who made it!
You can also scroll to the bottom for links to other tut
COMMISSIONS (on hold)
How to order:
Use commission widget with description of your order (for points), note or comment (for PayPal)
You could withdraw your request anytime, until I accept it.
But when it was confirmed, that means I started to draw and there is no way back.
Payment: Points / PayPal
Read this before paying:
Crayon chibi - 2000 or 21 USD for character
Commissions info(OPEN)(paypal for now)a new start
finally a new commission prices
clean full ref or unclean still has to be full ref
please do not send the payment to I tell you to
please do not get upset, that I can't draw your characters
PayPal only for now
(i like PayPal more)
will not do:
5 for extra characters
can be any background or no background
any background or none
5 for extra characters
5 for extra characters