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Sickly Henry by OkamiTakahashi Sickly Henry :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 31 6
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CRWS No. 3: DnD's JBS Pt2: Stuck at the Steelworks
Stuck at the Steelworks
    After the moment of excitement had passed, things resumed as per usual. The twins sang their favourite tunes together, they joked back and forth and had some banter and deep discussion.
    “Oi, Donnie.”
    “Ya, Dooggie?”
 
    “What's sae special abit Manc lain anyway? Ah dunnae kinn much abit th' place other than we passed ben it oan th' way tae th' shaw lest year.”
    “Beats me, Dooggie. Ah ken they've got thes warld famoos fitba team thaur. Manc lain United ur somethin'. Ne'er pure understuid human things loch sports.”
    “Bah, me neither, Donnie. Jist some silly gam kickin' aroond a dumb baa. Cannae kin wa uir crew loves it sae much. Eh'd raither listen tae those radio tunes we're aye singin' noo.”
    “Aye, 'at bowie laddie is "da bomb" as th' wee lads say noo.”
    “Bah, aw thes new lingo
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Little Barford (Released!) by OkamiTakahashi Little Barford (Released!) :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 14 2 A Real Hiro by OkamiTakahashi A Real Hiro :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 22 5 Home Again by OkamiTakahashi Home Again :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 16 0 Let's Get Scrunky! by OkamiTakahashi Let's Get Scrunky! :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 17 2 Percy and the Postvan by OkamiTakahashi Percy and the Postvan :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 20 0 Ten Cents and the Controller by OkamiTakahashi Ten Cents and the Controller :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 19 2 Run by the Canal by OkamiTakahashi Run by the Canal :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 15 0 The Wall Vs. The World by OkamiTakahashi The Wall Vs. The World :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 6 3 Double Header by OkamiTakahashi Double Header :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 13 1 Little Barford's Express by OkamiTakahashi Little Barford's Express :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 8 0 Proteus at the lake by OkamiTakahashi Proteus at the lake :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 18 1 Snowbirds by OkamiTakahashi Snowbirds :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 18 1 The Old J70 (Remake) by OkamiTakahashi The Old J70 (Remake) :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 17 0 ''What? My own branchline?'' by OkamiTakahashi ''What? My own branchline?'' :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 20 7
Note: I've recently reorganized my gallery. Older works have gone into the old folders. Please don't comment or fave anything in the Old Trainz folders unless I have a copy of it in the New Trainz folder. There are very few shots I've previously taken that I'm currently satisfied with. Please do not comment on the old shots- it's too much of a hassle to go through them all and disable comments. Old ones that I am satisfied with however are being added to a new folder- those ones you can comment on.

My gallery is mainly based around my childhood; made of Thomas Trainz screenshots, episode adaptions and original works written by moi. I also have several pictures made with Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2, as well as Gmod shots about MLP: FiM. I felt that my gallery needs to reflect more than just my interests from childhood. Very rarely I'll upload shots from my 3DS camera, self-portraits, traditional works or whatever else I feel like.

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Stardust by borda Stardust :iconborda:borda 595 23 Coffee by Kate-FoX Coffee :iconkate-fox:Kate-FoX 5,753 114 Daily Paint 2089. Blankit by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2089. Blankit :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 4,418 98 Connected in Space for Claudio by marijeberting Connected in Space for Claudio :iconmarijeberting:marijeberting 264 93 A Nymph disguised as a human by himariyuki54 A Nymph disguised as a human :iconhimariyuki54:himariyuki54 189 19 Pensive Amsterdam by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Pensive Amsterdam by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 199 2 Modern Mulan by Sangled Modern Mulan :iconsangled:Sangled 1,869 44 Shiny Feraligatr custom plush by Nazegoreng Shiny Feraligatr custom plush :iconnazegoreng:Nazegoreng 748 32 Boku no Hero Academia - Dads by TC-96 Boku no Hero Academia - Dads :icontc-96:TC-96 3,046 393 Sailor Moon by AyyaSAP Sailor Moon :iconayyasap:AyyaSAP 1,842 58 Daily Paint 2087. Purrfait by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2087. Purrfait :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 5,806 198 here is Lexi The expermental engine by nickboggia1 here is Lexi The expermental engine :iconnickboggia1:nickboggia1 10 1 Mariana by Raichiyo33 Mariana :iconraichiyo33:Raichiyo33 5,412 143 Daily Paint #2081. Barkour by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint #2081. Barkour :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 4,740 156 Evening by shilin Evening :iconshilin:shilin 2,594 88 Twilight Sparkle by Wilvarin-Liadon Twilight Sparkle :iconwilvarin-liadon:Wilvarin-Liadon 1,847 34
Contains lewd things every now and then. You've been warned!

Journal History

Alrighty, so, I've managed to pick up the slack on DnD's JBS recently. Part 3 is now about...maybe halfway done. I was originally planning for the twins to talk to only 3 engines: Frankie/Cassie, Theo and Sir Merlin Gillimere. However, I recently stumbled upon a basic model of Lexi. Now, originally I planned to save her for an epilogue or another story as a museum piece. But with the discovery of this model from a...questionable source, let's just say, I've changed my mind. At least twice. While writing Part 3, I intended to only reference her. But I may just include her properly. She'll be included as an out-of-service member of the Steelworks gang; this will be to help not only build her character but Hurricane's as well, show his softer side hidden behind his brutish, blunt front act. I think this would also be a good way to integrate Beresford in- he's a crane, so he sees a lot of what goes on in the yard and this will come into play. I'm not sure if I'll have the twins question the Garratt and Hurricane or not, that's all up in the air. At this point I think I know enough about the characters finally to be confident in finishing this without the need for watching the special.

Speaking of specials, still have no watched BWBA. I have no way to, really. BUT, Season 22 (I refuse to reuse the same title from the special in reference to the season) just started in Italy, and episodes of varying quality have been uploaded. I've only seen one and heard of others, and the results are...mixed naturally. I've only seen the first episode- Duck's School, and it wasn't terrible! The plot was actually super classic: an old coach being found and renovated for a new purpose. Not only has this happened twice in the TV series with Old Slow Coach and the Refreshment Coach, but it also happened in the RWS with Victoria, AND happened on MANY occasions in the Magazine stories. The Cafe Coach, the Play Coach, the Stationmaster's Special Coach, the Coach Station, The Animal Sanctuary Coach, and Annie and Clarabel's Old Friend; these are all the uses of the trope of finding an old coach and making it new and useful again. And I loved it. My only problem was that the movements are not as reduced as I initially believed they would be from word of mouth. Still super bouncy, not on Chuggington levels but ehhhhh up there. The fantasies are also whacky. I don't think I like that very much. It's just one per episode, but it still feels overboard and throwing the realism/fantasy balance off-center.

Of course, people are still peeved that Rosie's development was pushed back to this Season, thus breaking continuity, not to mention the shipping moments. I've already covered this last journal with Rajiv and Norshen. From what I heard in this episode, the shipping stuff was mostly just fluff and fantasy, and Thomas even says "I'm glad we're just FRIENDS!" See? THIS is how you work shipping into the series proper. You make it a silly fantasy, or just imagine Rajiv has an eye for Royal looking engines like himself. There's literally nothing to complain about, except for the bouncing and fantasy moments.

Oh yeah, and Thomas as the narrator...no, it just doesn't work for me. He barely even narrates it. Just bits here and there. It's essentially where we were in Season 21 with more "show not tell" moments. The narrator may not be as essential in the series now, and let's be fair, in the Japanese dub, especially in the dark ages, it was already mostly show and not tell; but I still feel a proper narrator, not an engine character retelling the story from their perspective (essentially a 4th wall break) really suits the series. This worked fine for TUGS though; Captain Star was human, and his role wasn't reduced. I would honestly rather the series take Sir Topham Hatt as the narrator. In fact, I think this is the direction they should take. Thomas' role as narrator is as useless as Mark's was in Season 21 due to the reduction of narration and increase on focus of "show not tell". A retelling should have a more thorough narration, and if the stories are about the engines of Sodor and beyond, they should be told by an appropriate person in charge. For NWR stories, use TFC. For Skarloey Railway and CFR stories, use Mr. Percival. For Arlesdale stories, The Small Controller. For mainland stories, whatever engine is the focus. For international stories, same, unless Thomas is there; then it'll likely be about him, and that, I feel, would be a more appropriate approach to the "retelling" style of narration.

Small qualms aside, I think I'm going to enjoy Season 22. And stay tuned; more DnD's JBS and Trainz content coming soon.

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Yikes. Haven't updated this in a long time.

Amateur graphic designer. Trainz TTTE user and Gmod player. Also interested in Dragon Ball, Legend of Zelda and many other shows and games. Have two trans best friends. Not sure what else to say, aside from this:

If I've ever done something to bother you, please, fucking TELL me. How the fuck am I supposed to improve myself as a person if I don't know what my mistakes are?! So don't keep that shit bottled up. Tell me what I've done wrong. I don't understand what is so hard about that.
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KangTengri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018   Photographer
Thank you for the fav :bow:  moon Bloody moon by KangTengri
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montag451 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for faving--THE RELIC!:D (Big Grin) Clap +fav +fav +fav
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Percyfan94 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi.
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sup man. Been a while. How goes it?
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Percyfan94 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Pretty good. You?
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
There have been a lot of ups and downs. Literal emotional rollercoaster lately.
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
:iconprojectdrift: So, as a rebuttal, you are lowering yourself further by resorting to petulant, even more childish name calling? Do you realize how pathetic that looks?

Look, I'm sorry I blocked you on an old account of yours, even I don't remember it, but I've already explained my reasoning to you- as much as I hate my old works, I am keeping them up, to show people how far I've come. However, I do not want people commenting on them or faving them. I have so many old works though, that it would take me a terribly long time to disable faving and commenting on all of them- and that's time that I don't have because of other things I want or need to do. That's why I ask people not to do that, and to check my gallery proper instead as I have it all organized by subject matter and date.

I get it, you're mad still. But you need to let some things go. I certainly have over the years, I've become more chillax, but I'm still fairly easy to set off if you misstep, and that seems to be the direction you're heading...again. Instead of resorting to name calling out of anger, we could have very easily discussed this maturely via notes instead, but you didn't choose that path apparently. Instead of being understanding and respecting an artist's wishes about his old work, you got mad because you felt you were being denied the right to like and comment on it, am I right? That's not how it works, kiddo. Respect the artists' wishes, and they respect you back. It's common human decency, and the golden rule. Treat others how you would like to be treated.

Plus, I have had a fuckton of stress in my real life recently. My grandmother, my last freakin' grandparent, has Stage 3 Alzheimer's and is becoming increasingly needy. Plus, I have a real job, and things to do in real life. Holding a grudge over the internet over an artist's wishes is, quite frankly, more childish and petty than you seem to be interpreting me as for blocking you on an old account. I really don't want to go through all this right now or again. Please, I'm begging you, as an artist, and as a fellow HUMAN BEING, have some courtesy, decency, respect for my wishes, and for the shit I'm going through in reality right now. I don't need petty grudges piling on top of everything else right now.

Please, just give your own actions some thought, and come back when you do. The level of stress on my shoulders right now is killing me, and I can't be bothered with anymore over something like this. I don't see my action as being dickish or childish tbh. And maybe that's just my point of view. But if you can respect me for wanting no more commentary on my old works, then I can't respect you back.
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ProjectDrift Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
The fact that you blocked someone just because they commented on one of your old posts


thats a MAJOR dick move
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Excuse me, but what?

I have a terrible memory. Please, feel free to refresh it.

On a related note, I don't really want my old content getting attention, but I have so much of it that it's too much of a hassle to disable commentary and faves on them all. That's why I ask people not to. But unfortunately, people don't listen. They don't check my gallery first; they just find my old crap at random, don't pay attention to when it was made, and honestly, it bothers me. But like I said, I have a bad memory, and don't remember blocking anyone for it, at least not recently. I have a lot going on in my life outside of DA, which is why I'm inactive.

I'm going to hazard a guess that they sent you forward for a bit of white-knighting; that's the vibe I'm getting from this seemingly hostile comment I've found when doing a brief check on my notifs after a stressful couple of weeks dealing with a grandparent with stage 3 Alzhiemer's.
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ProjectDrift Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
you blocked me for just commenting on your old shit

you child
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HeatherAfterCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaah you're welcome! I had no idea you had a DA page until just then!
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That was due to what's being referred to as "The Great Jimdo Purge." Inactive sites that have not been logged into for years have been wiped out, unless said owners log back in finally. Some sites have not been affected, such as Sudrian Community, other have, such as Sodor Railroading Builders and The Whistle Works, but NicTrain123 recently logged back into those sites and brought them back, even if their quality is a bit lackluster compared to modern sites. Sadly SI3D Classic was also swept up in the purge.

In order to access those sites now, you will have to use the Wayback Machine.
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Thanks for fav :)
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Thanks so much for faving  Steampunk Sketches by GrimDreamArt  :)
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