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Graduated from grad school + USA trip

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 23, 2013, 6:14 PM
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Hello there everyone! It's been a while right?
If you know me you might know that I was studying Intercultural, plurilingalism and communication-based methods of teaching.

I finally graduated! My Master's thesis was about "The contextualisation of a communication and action-based french-language teaching in Japan" and it got an A (scored 80/100 or 16/20 as we grade in France), which was a total suprise to me since I sent it to my teachers a week out of the deadline and wasn't too sure about how good it contents was. It was
274 pages - 83 269 words long but apparently my teahers read it thourougly since they came with pretty tricky questions. But they seemed interested by my research and apparently I convinced them even more during my presentation.

So here I am turning 25 in November and having graduated from 2 undergrad schools (majoring in english & japanese) and a grad school.

Now I'm preparing for my next adventure which is studying interpersonal communication one final year abroad, in the US.
I'm going to be a Butler university student (which is in Indianapolis), starting on the 19th of August. I'm both excited and stressed at the same time (much, much more stressed than when I went to Japan).

So yeah, if you want to follow my adventures add me on Facebook here : www.facebook.com/livio.guillaume

I post some WIPs of drawing I leave out of deviantart for those interested :D


OMG! where have I been?!?

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Hola guys! I have been off for suuuuch a long time!
And did not even give a noticed @_@ Sorry...Well let's say I have been very busy with my studies...

Actually I haven't been drawing anything for about 4 months -_- Not that I had no inspiration though...The ideas are still flowing I just have a super hard time managing my work.

So I study language studies and I'm a senior year master's student, so I had my graduation thesis to write and all...
And also I had to prepare my plans for next year!

AND THE GOOD THING IS THAT NEXT YEAR I'M GOING TO THE US!!!!
I'll be part of an exchange student program in the midwest (most probably going to study at Butler University in Indianapolis)

Right now it's winter break so I finally have time to draw!
So stay tuned for new stuff :D

Spread the love~~~~ <3

vacations notice

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 20, 2012, 5:37 PM
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Hi guys just to let you know that I'm leaving for a round trip in the Caribbeans in few hours :)
Hopefully there's a place where I can access the internet where I go but I'm not too sure so just in case I might be offline up to a month :S

Please continue to give me your support, I'll be back with new stuff :D

Spread the love!

A little more exposure for your art?

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 24, 2012, 3:10 AM
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...This can help :)

So yeah a common struggle for every artist is to get noticed.
deviantArt is full of awesomely talented artists and sometimes it's just too hard to get noticed.

However, there's this site where you can have a little more exposure.
The principle is as simple as you watch other people's art to get your art viewed. It works with a system of points you accumulate through watching/faving/commenting at random art/profile.
The credit you get is automatically used to make your art/profile pop up when someone else uses the site.

It might not get you a lot more fave/comment (it's almost just a matter of people viewing your work) but it's an opportunity to at least get exposed.

...Interested? Just follow this link : rijio.getwatchers.com/?refby=1…

Spread the word :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2011, 8:27 PM
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Not much to say this is just a quickie to wish you all a happy new new year!
May your goals for 2012 come true!

By the way what's your new year resolution ?

Spread the love~!

Heyyyaaa there! Wow it's been such a while!
Well, first of all apologies to all my followers to who I haven't given news for such a long time. Basically the story is that I was an exchange student in Japan (Sendai) for a whole year and had no time to draw, nor to go very often if at all here.
And if you wonder, yeah I was there during the earthquake but Sendai is a pretty big city and the tsunami didn't hit the place I lived in. I came back a couples of month ago  and I guess I want to go back to my little drawings. I wanna take things slowly cuz I haven't drawn anything for like a year and a half so I guess I won't show improvement just yet (I might even have the level I had before my hiatus lol)

But anyways I would be very happy to see again all the people who made me enjoy dA :)
If you want to follow me on Facebook as well, just follow the link~~~~> www.facebook.com/livio.guillau…

Cheers :)
Hi fellows, I hope you're feeling good!
Well, I saw it somewhere else on dA so I guess I'd do it too :)
Okay, so here's what it's all about : the first person to send me a screenshot of the 50.000th pageview count will win a 3-month subscription!!

The first to send the note wins!!!

Take a screenshot with the print screen key on the keyboard. Then paste it into your preferred image editing software, save it, and post it either in your dA gallery or other online image host. Then send me a link to via notes.

Wish you luck guys! Happy kiriban hunting :D
  • Listening to: Morning Musume
  • Eating: bread
  • Drinking: water
I updated that journal entry to show you more of my art being colorized!
I've got to new pieces to show you! :D
Please check the :new: colorizations!

Again thank you a lot for coloring my work guys! I'm so happy :hug:

And also you people who would like to color my lines, FEEL TOTALLY FREE! But remember to just notify me once your done ^^ Thanks~
_________________________________________________________
Original :
In bed with minami by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb123281500: by :iconvaliant188:
In Bed With Minami :COLORS: by MangaMageBlue by :iconmangamageblue:

Mature Content

In bed with minami.. by phil7820
by :iconphil7820:
:thumb125079738: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb132457937: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
SPRING TIME lineart by Rijio

Colors :
Spring Time colored by SelphieSK by :iconselphiesk:
Spring time colored for Rijio by val0909 by :iconval0909:
:thumb134891275: by :iconblackfirm:
collab - SPRING TIME by reya-kato by :iconreya-kato:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
prom queen lineart by Rijio

Colors
Prom Queen by ShabzDen by :iconshabzden:
:thumb127544559: by :iconrumasana:
:thumb131748322: by :iconblackfirm:
:thumb132019449: by :iconcluffo:
Prom Queen by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
jewel box lineart by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb120420974: by :iconfabi2009:
:thumb124956583: by :iconsquid-ona-stick:
Jewel Box- Colored Rijio by gothicgal122 by :icongothicgal122:
:thumb130581580: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb131507278: by :iconblackfirm:
Jewel by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
cherry blossom kimono girl by Rijio

:thumb130457392: :thumb130458352: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
sweet kiss lineart by Rijio

:thumb131722611: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
Minami Yaguchi KIRARI lineart by Rijio

:thumb131770932: by :iconcluffo:
:thumb131766864: by :iconpatrizia2012:
Minami colored by Zanryuu by zanryuu by :iconzanryuu:
:thumb132572756: by :iconblackfirm:
:thumb132944579: :thumb132944910: by :iconkiriyume:
:thumb132004267: by :icond-k0d3:
Kira by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
Minami Yaguchi- Line overlay by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi- Coloured by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi- Coloured line by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi by Tapastar by :icontapastar: :new:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
Shamrock lineart by Rijio

:thumb131859464: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
LOVE CHASE lineart by Rijio

Love Chase colored Rijio by gothicgal122 by :icongothicgal122:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
N/A
(to be found there : something-secret.forumactif.co…)

:thumb134730379: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
overalls japanese girl by Rijio

Colored Shoujo for Rijio by Tetsu---chan by :icontetsu---chan: :new:
:thumb140256666: by :iconparkuhrwaechter: :new:
:thumb140073173: by :iconblackfirm: :new:
_________________________________________________________

Have a very nice day everyone, and don't forget to spread the love everywhere around you!
People need love, especially me :P
I updated that journal entry to show you more of my art being colorized!
I've got to new pieces to show you! :D
Please check the :new: colorizations!

Again thank you a lot for coloring my work guys! I'm so happy :hug:

And also you people who would like to color my lines, FEEL TOTALLY FREE! But remember to just notify me once your done ^^ Thanks~
_________________________________________________________
Original :
In bed with minami by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb123281500: by :iconvaliant188:
In Bed With Minami :COLORS: by MangaMageBlue by :iconmangamageblue:

Mature Content

In bed with minami.. by phil7820
by :iconphil7820:
:thumb125079738: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb132457937: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
SPRING TIME lineart by Rijio

Colors :
Spring Time colored by SelphieSK by :iconselphiesk:
Spring time colored for Rijio by val0909 by :iconval0909:
:thumb134891275: by :iconblackfirm:
collab - SPRING TIME by reya-kato by :iconreya-kato:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
prom queen lineart by Rijio

Colors
Prom Queen by ShabzDen by :iconshabzden:
:thumb127544559: by :iconrumasana:
:thumb131748322: by :iconblackfirm:
:thumb132019449: by :iconcluffo:
Prom Queen by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
jewel box lineart by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb120420974: by :iconfabi2009:
:thumb124956583: by :iconsquid-ona-stick:
Jewel Box- Colored Rijio by gothicgal122 by :icongothicgal122:
:thumb130581580: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb131507278: by :iconblackfirm:
Jewel by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
cherry blossom kimono girl by Rijio

:thumb130457392: :thumb130458352: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
sweet kiss lineart by Rijio

:thumb131722611: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
Minami Yaguchi KIRARI lineart by Rijio

:thumb131770932: by :iconcluffo:
:thumb131766864: by :iconpatrizia2012:
Minami colored by Zanryuu by zanryuu by :iconzanryuu:
:thumb132572756: by :iconblackfirm:
:thumb132944579: :thumb132944910: by :iconkiriyume:
:thumb132004267: by :icond-k0d3:
Kira by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
Minami Yaguchi- Line overlay by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi- Coloured by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi- Coloured line by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi by Tapastar by :icontapastar: :new:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
Shamrock lineart by Rijio

:thumb131859464: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
LOVE CHASE lineart by Rijio

Love Chase colored Rijio by gothicgal122 by :icongothicgal122:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
N/A
(to be found there : something-secret.forumactif.co…)

:thumb134730379: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
overalls japanese girl by Rijio

Colored Shoujo for Rijio by Tetsu---chan by :icontetsu---chan: :new:
:thumb140256666: by :iconparkuhrwaechter: :new:
:thumb140073173: by :iconblackfirm: :new:
_________________________________________________________

Have a very nice day everyone, and don't forget to spread the love everywhere around you!
People need love, especially me :P
I updated that journal entry to show you more of my art being colorized!
I've got to new pieces to show you! :D
Please check the :new: colorizations!

Again thank you a lot for coloring my work guys! I'm so happy :hug:

And also you people who would like to color my lines, FEEL TOTALLY FREE! But remember to just notify me once your done ^^ Thanks~
_________________________________________________________
Original :
In bed with minami by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb123281500: by :iconvaliant188:
In Bed With Minami :COLORS: by MangaMageBlue by :iconmangamageblue:

Mature Content

In bed with minami.. by phil7820
by :iconphil7820:
:thumb125079738: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb132457937: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
SPRING TIME lineart by Rijio

Colors :
Spring Time colored by SelphieSK by :iconselphiesk:
Spring time colored for Rijio by val0909 by :iconval0909:
:thumb134891275: by :iconblackfirm:
collab - SPRING TIME by reya-kato by :iconreya-kato:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
prom queen lineart by Rijio

Colors
Prom Queen by ShabzDen by :iconshabzden:
:thumb127544559: by :iconrumasana:
:thumb131748322: by :iconblackfirm:
:thumb132019449: by :iconcluffo:
Prom Queen by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
jewel box lineart by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb120420974: by :iconfabi2009:
:thumb124956583: by :iconsquid-ona-stick:
Jewel Box- Colored Rijio by gothicgal122 by :icongothicgal122:
:thumb130581580: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb131507278: by :iconblackfirm:
Jewel by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
cherry blossom kimono girl by Rijio

:thumb130457392: :thumb130458352: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
sweet kiss lineart by Rijio

:thumb131722611: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
Minami Yaguchi KIRARI lineart by Rijio

:thumb131770932: by :iconcluffo:
:thumb131766864: by :iconpatrizia2012:
Minami colored by Zanryuu by zanryuu by :iconzanryuu:
:thumb132572756: by :iconblackfirm:
:thumb132944579: :thumb132944910: by :iconkiriyume:
:thumb132004267: by :icond-k0d3:
Kira by Joyzmusic by :iconjoyzmusic:
Minami Yaguchi- Line overlay by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi- Coloured by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi- Coloured line by Tapastar Minami Yaguchi by Tapastar by :icontapastar: :new:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
Shamrock lineart by Rijio

:thumb131859464: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
LOVE CHASE lineart by Rijio

Love Chase colored Rijio by gothicgal122 by :icongothicgal122:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
N/A
(to be found there : something-secret.forumactif.co…)

:thumb134730379: by :iconblackfirm:
_________________________________________________________
Original :
overalls japanese girl by Rijio

Colored Shoujo for Rijio by Tetsu---chan by :icontetsu---chan: :new:
:thumb140256666: by :iconparkuhrwaechter: :new:
:thumb140073173: by :iconblackfirm: :new:
_________________________________________________________

Have a very nice day everyone, and don't forget to spread the love everywhere around you!
People need love, especially me :P

Some updates up here...

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 1, 2009, 3:34 PM




Hello everyone! :D I hope you're doing great!
Well, it really seems I havent written anything new here for quite a while!
Actually I haven't been online as much as I've been before. First I found a job during the holidays making me come back to my mom's house where there wasn't any web line, and now back to school for 3 weeks. I had much more classes than before, I was really surprized but well, that must be what master is.
Lectures are totally different from what I used to have, and I often wonder how I ended up there...

But everytime I can I try to go on devArt, trying to update things...
I've been reposting a lot of old work waiting for doing new stuff but I'm so busy these days :(

But well yesterday I sketched a new drawing I want to share with you, as always if you see any anatomical mistakes notify me so that I can correct it before inking.

Photobucket

Thanks a lot for your help! :D

Have a very nice day and don't forget to spread the love all around! :hug:

:thumb114507454::thumb89209740: :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Facebook Stamp by leifnicholz I love sweets - stamp by candysores pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX The Friend Stamp by Busiris The Fav Stamp by Busiris American English by ArtJockeyKC:thumb92727769: Fav n RUN by ImaArtist Atheist is Not a Bad Word by stampystampy:thumb25452745: OCs by Tatooine92 Steriotypes by cilen-chii:thumb73457066: hot nerds - stamp by kaistamps i love pin-ups by stampsbyjesper Drama II by renatalmar:thumb91700228: Nihongo o hanaseru by Purrbaby101
  • Listening to: AKB48 Team B - Joshikousei wa Yamerarenai
  • Watching: the mess in my room
  • Drinking: plain water

Contest Announcement + Randomness

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 10, 2009, 8:59 PM




Hello everybody :wave:

Thanks a lot for having replied to my previous poll about the contest thing.
Well, an overall majority seemed to be interested, so, I officially announce that the contest will take place soon! (check me out, I'll make another journal entry especially for that)
It will basically be a "color my lines" contest. Several linearts would be put, so you can choose the one you prefer.
Prizes will be offered, primarily subscription and features in my journal. If any of you would like to give a little something to the winner, please feel free.
Traditinal & digital would be accepted.

For more info just check my journal pretty soon!

Some news about my account, well, I poster my last entry for the :iconlove-sexy-club: "sexy swimsuit contest"
Minami Yaguchi - KIRARI by Rijio
I'll also be continuing to repost old stuff, as friends advice me to do. It's reall great because I have some feedbacks and comment which were really rare at the time when  originally posted it!
I also might be less active in the few weeks to come as I have to come back to my hometown to work (I sooo need money) and see my mother. However there's no internet down there T_T Hopefully I can catch some wifi connexion from the neighbors, but I'm not sur at all of that.

Other than that I'd like to promote a bit the clubs I'm in, check them out, and join if you wish :D
Hopefully I forgot no one there)
:iconthekawaii-club: :iconcatgirl-zone: :iconcolor-me-club: :iconfrenchconnexion: :iconlove-sexy-club: :iconvarietyclub: :iconthe-heart: :icongimmeyaoi: :icongyaru-club: :iconoriginal-characters1: :iconjapaneseclub: :iconkawaii-explosion: :iconsingle-heart: :iconabstractsilence: :iconalt-couture: :iconayumi-hamasaki-club: :iconautumnwinterclub: :iconconstructive101: :iconlepinkclub: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :icontutorialsclub: :iconyaoizm: :icondigital-art-club: :iconthe-fairy-realm: :iconfantasyartsnetwork: :iconrealismclub: :icongimmeyaoi:

:thumb114507454::thumb89209740: :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Facebook Stamp by leifnicholz I love sweets - stamp by candysores pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX The Friend Stamp by Busiris The Fav Stamp by Busiris American English by ArtJockeyKC:thumb92727769: Fav n RUN by ImaArtist Atheist is Not a Bad Word by stampystampy:thumb25452745: OCs by Tatooine92 Steriotypes by cilen-chii:thumb73457066: hot nerds - stamp by kaistamps i love pin-ups by stampsbyjesper Drama II by renatalmar:thumb91700228: Nihongo o hanaseru by Purrbaby101
  • Listening to: Namie Amuro
  • Watching: the mess in my room
  • Drinking: plain water

OC Minami Yaguchi interview!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2009, 9:33 AM




:bulletred: Sorry French only, I'll try to translate it later on...
:bulletorange: :iconfeliane: et moi nous sommes amusés à concocter une interview de nos OC respectifs en nous basant sur les grandes lignes de leur histoire ! Voici l'interview de Minami, celle de son OC Féliane est visible sur son journal.


:bulletblue: interviewer      :bulletpurple: Minami Yaguchi


:bulletblue: Bonjour Yaguchi Minami san ! On vous connaît aussi sous le nom de Ms Lucy Plunkett mais je crois savoir que vous avez finalement choisi de vivre au Japon, donc si vous le permettez, je vous appellerai Yaguchi san.
:bulletpurple: Oh vous savez, vous pouvez aussi bien m’appeler Minami…Enfin comme vous préférez *rires*
En fait, je pense comme beaucoup de personnes ayant une double nationalité, j’ai deux prénoms, l’un pour chaque pays. Ma mère s’est imposé auprès de mon père pour que je porte mon prénom japonais, donc en fait mon prénom est bien Minami, Lucy étant mon deuxième prénom. Mais ayant vécu pas mal de temps en Angleterre, on a trouvé que pour tout le monde utiliser mon deuxième prénom était plus simple, pour des affaires de facilité de prononciation, ce qui fait que sur les papiers officiels, ou mon ancienne carte d’interne au collège, c’est écrit simplement Lucy.
C’est un peu l’inverse de mon frère, dont le nom officiel est Daniel, mais qui s’est toujours fait appelé Yoshiyuki, vu qu’il a passé quasiment toute sa vie au Japon…
Bref y a de quoi perdre la boule dans tout ça ! *rires*

:bulletblue: Tout d’abord, question rituelle et incontournable, pouvez-vous vous présenter à nos lecteurs ?
:bulletpurple: Très bien, alors je suis Minami Yaguchi, j’ai 20 ans. Je suis née au Japon, et je participe régulièrement à des art-books dans lesquels je suis mise en scène dans divers univers.
Cependant je suis une jeune fille comme les autres, j’aime passer du temps avec mes amies, aller au karaoke, échanger des potins, parler de garçons, écouter de la music, regarder des films etc…
Ma vie est partagée entre Fukuoka et Oxford. Grâce à mon métissage je pense avoir pu profiter de la culture japonaise et européenne, ce qui m’as permit un très grand enrichissement personelle.
Je suis aussi fière d’être japonaise qu’anglaise.
Après avoir fait passé mon collège et début de lycée en Angletterre, je suis rentrée au Japon, où je suis plutôt bien, même si je pense souvent à ma famille et mes amis en Angleterre. J’essaie d’y retourner quand je peux…
J’ai fait des études de Lettres et de Sciences Humaines à l’université de Kyuushuu, et je me destine par la suite à poursuivre ma voie dans des études de journalisme.

:bulletblue: Quels sont les cinq mots qui vous définiraient le mieux?
Cinq mots ? *rires* ça va pas être facile…
:bulletpurple: Espiègle, Aimante, Passionée, Sensible, Optimiste…Et peut-être trop coquette parfois aussi *rires*
Mais je pense qu’il faudrait peut-être plus demander ça à ceux qui me connaissent, leur réponses seront surement différentes…En bien ou en mal d’ailleurs *rires*

:bulletblue: Les noms japonais ont une signification étymologique et parfois la combinaison du prénom et du nom forment un ensemble harmonieux : que signifient donc Minami et Yaguchi ?
:bulletpurple: Eh bien je ne sais pas si la signification de mes noms et prénoms sont harmonieux, mais en tout cas j’aime bien comme ça sonne *rires*
Alors en fait il faut savoir que les noms japonais ne sont pas très variés, il y a beaucoup de gens qui portent le même nom de famille, je pense que c’est parce que le fait de porter un nom de famille pour les roturiers est récent au Japon, ça doit dater de l’ère Meiji, au XIXe siècle…
Enfin je crois…On avait vu ça en cours d’histoire, j’espère que ma mémoire est bonne *rires *
En ce qui me concerne, mon nom de famille est relativement répandu dans le pays. Avec Yoshiyuki, mon frère, on s’était amusé à chercher sur le net à quel rang notre nom de famille était classé, et bien nous sommes #765, il ya environ 6000 Yaguchi à se balader dans tout le Japon *rires*
Au niveau de l’étymologie, ça veut dire « queue de flèche » 矢signifie flèche et 口, bouche, fin ou sortie.
Pour ce qui est de mon prénom, eh bien je l’ai hérité de ma grand-mère que ma mère aimait beaucoup. « Minami » veut dire « sud » en japonais, mais dans mon prénom il est écrit en hiragana, donc en soi, ça n’a pas vraiment de sens. Mais mon prénom peut s’écrire de plusieurs façon en kanji, et peut donc avoir plusieurs signification. Mais comme le prénom de ma grand-mère s’écrivait comme « sud », je pense que le sens doit être le même pour moi, ma mère a dû choisir les hiragana parce qu’elle pensait que c’était plus joli ou plus féminin, j’ai jamais pensé à lui demander en fait !

:bulletblue: Je lis aussi que l’on vous surnomme Venus : pour quelle raison et qui a trouvé ce surnom si féminin ?
:bulletpurple: Alors ça, c’est parce que quand j’étais plus jeune j’étais une grande fan du dessin animé Sailor Moon, et comme vous devez vous en douter ma préférée était Sailor Vénus. Je la trouvais vraiment cool et je m’amuser à recopier les chorégraphies de ses attaques et de ses transformations.
Je ne sais plus qui a été la première personne à m’appeler comme ça, mais quand j’étais petite tout le monde à finit par m’appeler Venus, depuis c’est resté.

:bulletblue: Abordons à présent le domaine familial. Qui étaient vos parents et étiez-vous proche d’eux ?
:bulletpurple: Eh bien du côté de mon père, Gordon Plunkett, je suis issue d’une famille d’immigrés irlandais, qui ont fui la famine au XIXe siècle, d’abord au Pays de Galle, avant de s’installer à Oxford. Mon père est ingénieur architecte, et a rencontré ma mère lors d’une mission sur les infrastructures dans la région de Kyuushuu au Japon.
Ma mère, elle, est aussi née à Fukuoka, mais selon elle notre famille est originaire de Kyôto. Elle travaille dans la recherche médicale. Mes deux parents sont des scientifiques, donc j’ai un peu de mal à vraiment comprendre en quoi consiste le travail, mais ma mère je crois qu’elle travail dans le domaine des cellules souches et des maladies génétiques…Ou quelque chose comme ça *rires*
Mes parents ont divorcé quand j’avais 4 ans, je pense que les différences culturelles devaient être trop grandes pour eux. Ma mère s’est remariée, et mon père à une compagne aussi de son côté.
Je me sens personnellement plus proche de mon père que de ma mère, même si je les aime tout autant. On s’appelle souvent par exemple. Mon frère est un peu moins proche de lui je crois.

:bulletblue: Quel genre de petite fille étiez-vous?
:bulletpurple: Bordélique et fainéante selon ma mère *rires*
Ma mère est maniaque des choses bien faites, carrées et bien rangées. Ce qui n’est absolument pas mon cas.
A l’école j’étais bonne en langues mais faibles en maths et en sports. J’ai jamais aimé le sport ni les maths, d’ailleurs mes additions je les fais toujours à la calculatrice *rires*
J’étais aussi assez pataude et maladroite. J’ai dû avoir une période dans ma vie où je devais vraiment avoir la poisse ou le mauvais œil au dessus de moi, parce qu’à chaque fois qu’il y avait quelqu’un qui tombait à cause d’un lacet défait, c’était pour moi. Je me rappelle d’ailleurs qu’une fois, je devais être en sixième, et à la cafétéria je me suis pris les pieds dans les béquilles que quelqu’un avait laissé trainé, et je suis tombée de tout mon long avec mon plateau et tout ce qu’il y avait dessus, à savoir des bangers and mash et du pudding. J’avais de la sauce partout, et ce jour là j’ai vraiment eu la honte de ma vie, et j’ai bien cru que j’allais me dessécher comme un pruneau à force de pleurer !

:bulletblue: Et êtes-vous proche de votre frère jumeau comme le sont les jumeaux ? Le voyez-vous souvent ?
:bulletpurple: On est assez proches en effet, mais nous somme vraiment loin d’être identique…
Quand nous étions petits on se chamaillait tout le temps pour un oui et pour un non. Je m’amusais souvent à lui mettre de l’eau sur les cheveux, ce qu’il déteste car il a les cheveux qui frisent quand ils sont mouillés *rires* Ce détail m’a toujours amusé !
Mais paradoxalement le fait d’avoir passé plusieurs années loin de lui nous a beaucoup rapprochés.
On se confie beaucoup l’un à l’autre. Il est très tactile et aime me faire des calins.
Même si il n’a que 4 minutes de plus que moi, il aime bien jouer le rôle du grand frère protecteur je crois.
Dans ma famille il y a pas mal de grossesse multiple, puisque ma mère aussi à un frère jumeau, et mon oncle paternel à donné naissance à des triplés.
Ceci dit mon frère et moi n’avons pas eu tout à fait la même éducation, et je pense qu’il est plus japonais que moi. D’ailleurs, même si il parle bien anglais, il a un fort accent je trouve *rires*

:bulletblue: Pour quelle(s) raison(s), si ça n’est pas trop indiscret, avez-vous préféré le Japon à l’Angleterre ?
:bulletpurple: En fait je pense que c’est tout simplement parce que j’y suis née, et j’y ai passé mes premières années.
Lorsque mes parents étaient mariés, on avait une maison près de la mer, et j’avais l’habitude d’y faire de longues balades…J’aime beaucoup retourner à cet endroit, et quand j’étais en Angleterre, j’avais une petite boite dans laquelle j’avais mis un peu de sable, et quand le Japon me manquait je reniflais l’odeur de ce sable…
Ceci dit je trouve qu’il y a des points positifs et des points négatifs dans les deux pays. En Angleterre, le pire ça doit être la cuisine *rires*
Le système de santé y est aussi très mauvais ! Il y a aussi les tensions entre les diverses nation du Royaume-Uni  ainsi qu’avec l’Irlande. A propos du Japon ce qui me choque parfois c’est la relation qu’ils ont avec les étrangers  et la manière dont ils les perçoivent. Je ne pense pas que ce soit de la discrimination, mais un manque de connaissance de ce qui est étranger, qui pousse à fuir l’inconnu.

:bulletblue: Gardez-vous malgré tout des liens avec l’Angleterre ? Et si oui, de quelle nature ?
:bulletpurple: Comme je l’ai dit, j’ai encore beaucoup de contacts avec mon père, j’aime beaucoup l’anglais même si j’ai peu d’occasion de l’utiliser au Japon.
Je suis aussi très proche de ma grand-mère paternelle, ainsi que des mes cousins triplés que je gardais parfois…
Je retourne à Oxford environ une fois par an. Il y a trois, j’y suis allé avec Yoshiyuki, et les avis étaient très variés à son sujet : beaucoup de mes amies l’ont trouvé mignon et ont trouvé son accent mignon, et y en a d’autres qui ont trouvé qu’il faisait touriste japonais typique *rires*

:bulletblue: A présent, quelques questions plus légères : vous êtes du signe du Taureau : connaissez-vous votre ascendant et croyez-vous à l’astrologie ?
:bulletpurple: Je ne crois pas vraiment en l’astrologie, mais sur des sites internet, on peut calculer son ascendant, vu que je suis née à 11h30, selon l’un deux je serais ascendant Lion, mais pour être franche je ne sais pas trop à quoi ça correspond, ni ce que c’est sensé dire sur moi ou sur mon comportement…

:bulletblue: Vous intéressez-vous à d’autres domaines de ce type ? (numérologie, tarot, etc...)
:bulletpurple: Alors là…Pas du tout ! *rires*
La numérologie, ce sont des maths non ? *rires*
Je pense qu’il faudrait demander ça à Yoshiyuki, c’est son kiffe les trucs occultes comme ça !
Il a souvent essayé de m’engrener dans ses séances de spiritisme, mais je dois avouer que ça me fait peur plus qu’autre chose ! *rires*

:bulletblue: Avez-vous une ou des passions en dehors de votre futur domaine professionnel ?
:bulletpurple: Eh bien j’aime beaucoup le théâtre, et contrairement à beaucoup de personnes de mon âge, je suis férue des œuvres de Shakespeare ! Mais je suis aussi très intéressée par les œuvres contemporaines.
Je fais aussi de la danse classique depuis que j’ai 6 ans, même si aujourd’hui j’en fais beaucoup moins…
J’ai aussi des gouts musicaux très éclectiques, mais j’écoute beaucoup de pop-rock et d’electro-music ainsi que la musique des années 80s. Auparavant j’écoutais beaucoup de trance-music aussi…

:bulletblue: Faites-vous du sport ou de la musique ? Si oui, quelles sont vos stars favorites dans les activités qui vous intéressent ?
:bulletpurple: Je n’aime vraiment pas le sport *rires*
A vrai dire j’étais un peu boulotte quand j’étais plus jeune, mais j’ai pas mal changé d’habitudes alimentaires en revenant au Japon, et mon frère me fait faire de la musculation et du yoga pour m’aider à garder la ligne !
Je ne suis pas très douée pour la musique non plus *rires* J’envie beaucoup ceux qui savent jouer de plusieurs instruments !
Par contre je suis très forte au backgammon, j’ai même remporté quelques tournois régionaux dans la catégorie junior !

:bulletblue: Vous êtes une jeune fille ravissante et comme toutes les jeunes filles, j’imagine que vous vous intéressez à la mode. Pour vous, quelle est la tenue idéale lorsque vous êtes chez vous ?
:bulletpurple: En effet je m’intéresse beaucoup à la mode, mais chez moi, je porte une espèce de vieux jogging rose *rires* Je suis très différente de ce qu’on peut voir de moi. Quand je suis seule à la maison, je ne voit pas l’intérêt de bien m’habiller, de me coiffer ou d’être maquillée, je traine en chaussettes tranquillement sans me prendre la tête, d’ailleurs j’ai toujours aimer faire des glissades sur le parquet avec mes chaussettes  *rires*

:bulletblue: Et celle pour sortir le soir ?
:bulletpurple: Là en revanche, c’est très différent, je fais très attention à ce que je porte soit coordonné en fonction de mon humeur. Parfois, j’ai envie d’une tenue sexy, d’autre fois une robe de princesse. Mais j’aime particulièrement le style streetwear.
L’important étant que tout soit parfaitement coordonné : les vêtements, la coiffure, les chaussures, le nail art…

:bulletblue: Votre matière (tissu) que vous préférez sentir sur votre peau ?
:bulletpurple: Le coton de mon vieux jogging rose *rires*
Les vêtements les plus beaux ne sont pas les plus confortables *rires* Mais il m’a aussi été donné un kimono en soie, c’était particulièrement agréable au toucher.

:bulletblue: Etes-vous plutôt parfum ou bijoux ? Ou les deux peut-être ?
:bulletpurple: Je mets rarement des bijoux, même si en soi je trouve ça très joli. J’ai un collier que mon père m’a offert quand j’avais 7 ou 8 ans, c’est un collier en or blanc avec un petit diamant comme pendentif.
Pour ce qui est des parfums, mon favori est le Burberry Weekend.

:bulletblue: Quelques questions délicates si vous le voulez bien : êtes-vous déjà tombée amoureuse ? Et l’êtes-vous actuellement ?
:bulletpurple: J’ai envie de dire que je suis toujours amoureuse *rires*
J’aime particulièrement  la sensation de tomber amoureuse et  les débuts de relations ou tout semble parfait, lorsqu’on ne voit que le bien chez l’autre. Ceci dit en ce moment je suis célibataire (et ouverte à toutes propositions *rires*)

:bulletblue: Avez-vous déjà été trahie ? Si oui, comment avez-vous géré ce terrible sentiment ?
:bulletpurple: Par une amie à moi, elle s’appelait Vicky Malone, on était amies, et je lui ai confié que j’étais amoureuse de Ian Patworth, et alors qu’elle savait très bien que je l’aimais, elle lui a fait du rentre-dedans et a finit par sortir avec ! J’étais vraiment dégoutée, mais ça date de la 4e ça *rires*

:bulletblue: Quelle fut votre plus grande joie ?
:bulletpurple: Je pense que c’était pour Noël 1994, où malgré le divorce de mes parents, on l’avait fêté tous ensemble à Fukuoka. Mes grands parents paternels étaient même venus pour l’occasion !
Il y a aussi une habitude qu’on avait avant que mes parents ne divorcent : tous les vendredis soirs on éteignait la TV et on jouait tous ensemble à des jeux de société. J’aimais beaucoup cette période !
On a essayé de continuer cette tradition avec mon frère, mais petit à petit on a fini par arrêter…

:bulletblue: Et votre plus grande peine ?
:bulletpurple: Je pense que ça a été à mort de mon grand-père paternel, en 2003. J’ai été aussi très triste de quitter l’Angleterre, malgré la joie et l’impatience de revoir ma mère et mon frère…

:bulletblue: Amitié ou amour, quel est le sentiment le plus important à vos yeux ?
:bulletpurple: Une amitié amoureuse ? *rires*
Non, plus sérieusement je ne sais pas vraiment, ça dépend de ce que l’on recherche. Selon ma mère lorsqu’on est en couple on se détache petit à petit de ses amis, d’autant plus lorsqu’on décide de fonder une famille.
L’amour se décline sous plusieurs formes, l’amitié en fait partie. Mais je pense que personnellement l’amour pour sa famille est plus fort que l’amitié. Mais ça dépend de sa famille aussi, il y en a tellement qui se déchirent en ce moment. A vrai dire au jour d’aujourd’hui je ne saurais dire…Je n’ai que 20 ans après tout ! *rires*
Peut-être qu’après plus d’expérience dans la vie, je saurais dire *rires*

:bulletblue: Pour conclure, comment voyez-vous votre avenir dans un an ?
:bulletpurple: Je pense toujours au même endroit, dans l’immédiat, je me verrais bien faire un changement radical de coupe de cheveux *rires* pourquoi pas revenir à ma couleur naturelle, car les cheveux teinds ça demande beaucoup d’entretient ! *rires*

:bulletblue: Et dans dix ans ?
:bulletpurple: Je pense avec des enfants. Je ne sais si je souhaite me marier, car voir mes parents divorcer m’atout de même marqué…Je ne vois pas pourquoi se marier si c’est pour finir par divorcer…

:bulletblue: Quelque chose à ajouter pour nos lecteurs ?
:bulletpurple: Eh bien merci beaucoup pour cet interview ! ça a été très intéressant de revenir sur ces passages de ma vie, j’espère que ça sera interessant à lire *rires*

:bulletblue: Merci beaucoup d'avoir pris le temps de répondre à toutes ces questions, Yaguchi san, je vous souhaite bonne chance pour la suite !
:bulletpurple: Merci à vous !

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30k pageviews YAY! + tag thingie...

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2009, 3:13 PM




Hello everyone!
How are you? I hope fine!

Today I feel sooooo lazy and bored...It's really hot today I want just to lay my big fat ass on my bed and wait, doing nothing...
I hate that kind of feelings, it's just like being tired and can't sleep...

Moreover I had plenty of things to do today, but I stayed all day long right here, I'm still wearing my pajama while it's like 8pm

I really feel like I'm wasting my time...

But anyway, one great thing is that I reached 30k pageviews! Isn't that great! YAY!

So I just wanted to truly thank all the people who follow me, like my art, comment, critique and fav my work!
I appreciate that tons! Thank you everyone! :)

Spread the love around! Even to lazyass people like me :hug:



OK, I've been tagged by :iconnakureeh:

:bulletred: RULES
1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.

1. I spend a lot of time on my computer. I can be working on my PC like from awakenning to sleep-time XD There's so much things to do on a computer : browsing on the internet like I have a forum about Japan, there's also Deviant, Facebook; working on artworks as colorizing usually take me at least one day to finish (I'm so slow)...; watching videos, listenning to music etc...
I think I cannot leave without my computer. And I actually wonder how I did to do so up until my sophomore high school year...

2. I plan to be a French teacher in Japan. I'm learning Japanese since high school, and now I have a decent level, I wish I could study there like 1 year or more to get better.
My college has some exchange student plans to Japan. I tried it this year but I've been bumped because of my poor results in my general studies, even tho I had the best results among all the candidates to apply.
What's the most frustrating is that my teacher told me that there's no way I couldn't be accepted because I was the best at Japanese and that I didn't have to be preocuppied.

3. I have never found any job in my entire life which is really a real pain in the ass cause when I try to get hired they told me they're looking for people with experience, but I have like none, so I need to start from somewhere, how can I get experience if nobody hire me because I have no experience, it's like a vicious circle.
Among my friends everyone got their first job thanks to parents with good connexion, which is totally not my case.

4. My two favorite colors are red and white (actually like the japanese flag XD), I also like pink which is the mixture of both my fav colors. I use a lot of pink in my art ^^
But I don't wear very much colors. I actually think that black people can't wear a lot of colors. I often see some guys like wearing only white, it's like first blinding and second inappropriate. Also I see a lot of black women wearing panther like outfits, I just find that tacky.
The colors I wear the most are navy blue, black and brown.

5. I do not have tattoos nor piercings. I don't like that. I'm actually quite against tattos, I think people should think before doing that, I have a friend who got a fairy tattooed on ther neck, I'm just wondering how it'll look like when she'll be 50 or 60. I often say to her that with her skin going crumbling with aging her fairy will soon look like a goblin lol XD These are cool when your young and beautiful but one day we'll all be like old folks, keep that in mind people XD
I'm more OK with piercings because they can be removed.
Do you people have tattoos or piercing or other kinds of body modififaction?
What do you think about my point of view? Do you agree or do you think I'm only one conservative moron? XD

6. My favorite music genre is electro. I'm quite open to other styles tho, since now every song have several influences. However today a lot of artists are going into electro, and that's really awesome :D
I also love girls band (especially japanese ones), the first girls band I loved was Spice Girls, with my fav member Geri Halliwell, and Emma Bunton.
I actually thought at the time that Geri's hair color was natural lol
Btw does anyone knows her real hair color? She is supposed to be ginger blonde or something?

7. I used to be a big fan of manga/ animes and a hardcore gamer when I was younger, spending weekends playing, day and night, but I suddenly lost all my interest on that when I was in high school, I don't know why. And now I don't like it very much :/ And I'm sad to be so much manga fan-arts here on Deviant. I actually don't really like fan-art, Like your browsing on the internet or deviant, your looking for school uniforms, and there's this huge amount of Harry Potter fan-art. Even tho I appreciate the art, I don't see the point of taking someone's else characters and universe.
I really support OC, they're cool, and should be more shown here, so Come on guys, leave fan-art and create your own characters and universe and show it to us! :D

8. Oh I got my first tooth decay few months ago. I was surprised cause I thought I had a good dental hygiene, so far I never had any tooth decay, liek I was proud to have virgin teeth while all my friends had at leat 2 fillings. However I eat a lot of candies and junk food, so I think when I'll be older I'll have high cholesterol lol Also I don't do sports because I'm so lazy :( I wish I was motivated enough to give myself a little workout.
But I actually think I'll dye rather young, like 50 or something because of a cancer. I don't know why because in my familly there's no one who already had cancer, but I'm persuaded that's how I'm gonna die O__o

9. I'd love to have muscles, but I'm too lazy to workout :(
I really eat a lot of junk, but I don't actually become big or something. Tho I appear rather slim I'm really fat. You can put your finger on any parts of my body, it's all flabby.
However I decided to stop eating candies and cupcakes and stuff like that, cuz I used to eat a lot of these things, I doubt I can't change my body without doing sport. But I'm sooooo lazy :(
I think if I had continued that way, I could've had issues like cholesterol or something. So now I eat more balancy (I can improve in that too though), Let's say next step is workingout *sight*
I'm pretty sure I have a good metabolism tho, just have to get down on sports T_T

10. Finally...I love everything that's vintage. In my drawing I love to explore past decades like 70s, 80s...I plan to go even further in the past, but it's really hard to find clothing and hair styling for one typicall period, and that sucks :(


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  • Listening to: Namie Amuro - TOP SECRET
  • Watching: My laptop
  • Eating: breakfast :D
  • Drinking: rusk

full art-book to download!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 26, 2009, 5:20 AM




Hello y'all!
How are you doing? Well I hope everything's fine for you!

This is a brand new entry to promote the first art-book I put to download on deviantART.
I've been posting a poll when I asked you how to download the art-books on my french forum, but actually I think it's easier to put the download link up here.

So here it is, you can download directly the full HQ art-book from my gallery.
I tried to put the .ZIP file to download directly from dA, but it seems it did not worked so you have to read the description page to download it :
JEWEL BOX full art-book download by Rijio
I hope you enjoy this art-book, and please tell me if you downloaded it, I'd like to know if it interests people in the case that I would post some more (or not).
I'd also appreciate comments about the whole stuff as well as faves if you please :)
Thanks a lot!

Have a very nice day and spread the love! You know people need love!

CLUBS I'm in (hopefully I do not forget anyone):
:iconthekawaii-club: :iconcatgirl-zone: :iconcolor-me-club: :iconfrenchconnexion: :iconlove-sexy-club: :iconvarietyclub: :iconthe-heart: :icongimmeyaoi: :icongyaru-club: :iconoriginal-characters1: :iconjapaneseclub: :iconkawaii-explosion: :iconsingle-heart: :iconabstractsilence: :iconalt-couture: :iconayumi-hamasaki-club: :iconautumnwinterclub: :iconconstructive101: :iconlepinkclub: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :icontutorialsclub: :iconyaoizm:

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  • Listening to: v-u-den - Aimai ME MIND
  • Reading: Christiane F.
  • Watching: My laptop
  • Eating: breakfast :D
  • Drinking: water

news+20k PVs celebration+sub given!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 20, 2009, 11:46 AM




Hello people!
It's been such a long time since my last update~!
I hope you're fine, enjoying your summer!
Here after a too hot and then too stormy early summer, now it's kinda cold, cloudy and rainy!
Haha XD People, I told you : weather is going crazy!! But well I didn't like the hotness of early summer...So now the weather is waaaay colder lol!

My mother found me a job back in my hometown, I'll be a window cleaner XD
The problem is that at my mother's house there's no internet connection Y_Y
I hope I can get some WiFi connection from the neighbors which is however not sure...So I'm happy that I could earn some money, tho I can't leave without the internet...
I might be leaving this week, so if you have like no news from me you'll know why XD

Other than that the graphic tablet I bought like only 2 months ago on eBay works like crap : sometimes it suddenly turns off for no reason, and if I try to reconnect it I got the blue screen of death :(
So I want to buy a brand new one from Wacom. Intuos 3 A4-sided is around €250. It's really expensive, so now I'm starting to think about trying to make money with my drawing, like you know selling them.
I'm thinking of starting commissions, tho I don't know if people would buy for my drawings, just like as far as now nobody bought any of my prints *sad*
But I'm really motivated to make my works better known and take some advantages from the hours and hours I spent on my drawing and then coloring.
What do you guys would advice to me?

Also I'm working on my entry for the  :iconlove-sexy-club:'s contest which is drawing a sexy girl in swimsuit. I hope I can count on your support ^_^ Would you tell me what you think I can make better on my entry? Minami's right hand is really hard to do, I don't know how I should put it :( Your help would be highly appreciated! THANKS! <3
Here it is :

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(Actually she doesn't quite look like the other pictures of Minami I've been drawing :(

Other than that yesterday when I woke up, I was sooooo surprized when I saw that I've went over the 20000 pageviews! YAY!~
What was the more surprizing is that I had more than 1000 pagesviews in one single day!
That's crazy because I've been on dA for 3 years and 3 months ago I was only at 6000 pageviews and only could hope to have 3 comments maximum for a drawing XD
Lately I've had a lot of comments helping me to be a better artist, a lot of people have been giving me advice, and that's really nice! I really think I'm better artist than 3 months ago, especially for colors which are better shaded, SO TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO CRITIQUE, COMMENT, FAVE OR WATCH MY WORK, I'D LIKE TO SINCERELY THANK YOU! <3

I'd also like to thank :iconartofalinea: who is first an extremely good artist, and who gave me a 3 month subscription! That was really kind, and I'll try to be worth that gift! THANKS!

Have a very nice day all, and don't forget to spread the love <3 People really need that! :D

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  • Listening to: Hyori Lee w/ Nassun - U GO GIRLS &lt;3
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  • Eating: mashed potatoes with vegetables and cod beignets
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Need your help before inking

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 1, 2009, 6:31 PM




Hello everyone!
How have you been lately! The past 2 days have been both stormy/rainy and so hot, I can't stand the weather here right now, it feels like it's the rainforest out here!
I remember this winter was so cold, now it's hot as hell O_O I need to live somewhere where it's not too cold or to hot. Do you know some place like this?
I'm tired of feeling sweaty even at night :(

This might be my last entry with my CSS, as my 3 month subscription is coming to an end.
I'm quite happy about the past 3 months. My accound starts being active and stuff, plus I learned a lot with people, and I feel like in some way I'm a better artist than I was 3 months ago, even tho I didn't actually draw a lot of stuff. But all the advice had been heard, and now I'm paying mych more attention.

I bought my new laptop, a camera and a 1TB external disc (which is actually 800GB or something... >_<), and some other stuff, so I'm totally broke lol! XD
So if some kind heart passes by, I'd be really please if you wanna offer me a sub... :)
Okay, I'm like day dreaming but at least I tried lol!

So, my last entry would be about Michael Jackson's death.
What do you think about it? Let's talk about it...

When I first read that, I was like "dayuuuuum", and then all the medias were talking about that. I was like "shit, there's thousands of people starving to death and the whole world doesn't even care". I was seeing people crying and stuff, while 1 month ago people were still joking about his mummy-like face and his accusation of molesting teenage boys.
But then I rethought about that, and started relistenning to his discography, especially his Thriller album.
Damn, this albums was freaking hot! I had his discography for months on my PC, but I had to wait his death to listen to it completely. That's quite paradoxical.

My thought about MJ always have been he was both a genius and a freak. I never thought he had molested kids, cuz we you see him on interview, he looks so naive, but I thing he was so outside our world he couldn't understand that sleeping with kids even without any intercourse was not acceptable for a man of his age.
And about his appearance, I'd be merciless : admitting he has this vitiligo thing turing his skin white, how does he explain his chin becoming like a bulldozzer and his cheekbones popping out that way...I don't even speak about the 2 tiny holes he had instead of a nose, and his wig...

However I do have some pity for him cuz I think all his physical changes were led by being bullied for his fat nose when he was young by father among many mental and physical mistreatments.

But musically speaking, I have to admit he was the artist of the XXth century.
I especially like his golden era in the beginning of the 80s. He was quite good looking at the time (I admit tho after his first nosejob and the jhericurl he looked better than his late Jackson5 years with the fat nose and the afro).
I also really like the atmosphere of his clips in the 80s. I think everybody feels the same about that lol

I was watching Beat It video clip and I was like "damn, this song is awesome, I gotta do something", and I came out with the idea of doing some some sorts of an hommage to MJ at that period. Using my OC, I would do a kind of remake of the clip. And I started scrapping the red jacket and design it in a sexy way for a girl.
I was looking for a firece look and a 80s style.

And thus I'd like to have your point of view about it. You can tell me anything you think can make the drawing better, like improving the hairstyle, the makeup I should put on her, the kind of background I should make, the lighting etc...
I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS DRAWING BETTER!
I want to put down on the paper what I feel when I listen to this song and when watching to the videoclip, and I want this drawing to deserve well to this incredibly awesome song.
I also plan to ink it with my tablet (which I never did and is quite a challenge for me too!)

Here it is :
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By the way this is the jacket I took my inspiration from : imstars.aufeminin.com/stars/fa…

Thanks a lot for reading, replying and helping me the way you do!
don't forget to spread the love my friends :D

:thumb114507454::thumb89209740: :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Facebook Stamp by leifnicholz I love sweets - stamp by candysores pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX The Friend Stamp by Busiris The Fav Stamp by Busiris American English by ArtJockeyKC:thumb92727769: Atheist is Not a Bad Word by stampystampy:thumb25452745: OCs by Tatooine92 Steriotypes by cilen-chii:thumb73457066: hot nerds - stamp by kaistamps i love pin-ups by stampsbyjesper Drama II by renatalmar:thumb91700228: Nihongo o hanaseru by Purrbaby101
  • Listening to: Michael Jackson - Beat It
  • Reading: Christian F.
  • Watching: My laptop
  • Eating: nothing :(
  • Drinking: strawberry syrup

I want a new laptop!+My art being colored again

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 28, 2009, 11:14 AM




Hello everyone!
I hope your feeling well wherever you are!

Here is France it's still very sunny. Now I can here some african music being played outside, even tho it's midninght. My roomate always whine about it lol but it doesn't bother me that much. I just wished we had thicker windows cuz we hear everything like drunk people yelling at night (I throw eggs at them and they yell louder lol), or motorcycles passing by...

Anyway, the past 3 days i've been thinking about buying a brand new computer, cuz this one is starting pissing me off. I don"t know why but windows is taking more and more free space on my disc (which is only 30GB) and with few files it's like nearly full. I think it's because of the updates, cuz each one is like 300-400MB... I also lack RAM memory, so now I cannot use photoshop because I lack free space. Argh!

So I went on the DELL website, And I saw I very interesting offer :
Inspiron 15 with (among many features) 320GB in the hard disc and 4GB of RAM memory!
The price is about 500€, with a drop from 800 thanks to combined promotional offers.
I do not wanna buy that quick and then regret it (as I always do), so I plan to sell my other laptop. This one and an older one, which works too but to not have its internal hard disc anymore. I'm trying to get a cheap one on eBay and then sell it for a good price.
I was thinking I could get like 600€ for the 2, but eBay is really saturated with people selling their laptops so I might only get less than 400€ Maybe. I'll try to sell them in other places hopefully I can get a good price.

My familly might help me too, like 200€ would be great.

However I also have the rent for my appartment, and I plan to go to Japan Expo this year, so I'm gonna be short! >_<
I wanted to go to Japan this summer, but I still have no job, so I think that idea is dead right now.

Okay, that's it for what's going on in my life, here some new colors for my drawings! YAY! So happy!
Again thank you a lot for coloring my work guys! I really feel honored :hug:

And also you people who would like to color my lines, FEEL FREE! But remember to just notify me once your done ^^ Thanks~
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Original :
In bed with minami by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb123281500: by :iconvaliant188:
In Bed With Minami :COLORS: by MangaMageBlue by :iconmangamageblue:

Mature Content

In bed with minami.. by phil7820
by :iconphil7820:
:thumb125079738: by :iconponchounette:
:thumb126514625: by :iconshinkamlei:
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Original :
SPRING TIME lineart by Rijio

Colors :
Spring Time colored by SelphieSK by :iconselphiesk:
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Original :
prom queen lineart by Rijio

Colors
Prom Queen by ShabzDen by :iconshabzden:
:thumb127544559: by :iconrumasana:
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Original :
jewel box lineart by Rijio

Colors :
:thumb120420974: by :iconfabi2009:
:thumb124956583: by :iconsquid-ona-stick:
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Have a very nice day everyone, and don't forget to spread the love everywhere around you!
People need love, especially me :P

:thumb114507454::thumb89209740: :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Facebook Stamp by leifnicholz I love sweets - stamp by candysores pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX The Friend Stamp by Busiris The Fav Stamp by Busiris American English by ArtJockeyKC:thumb92727769: Atheist is Not a Bad Word by stampystampy:thumb25452745: OCs by Tatooine92 Steriotypes by cilen-chii:thumb73457066: hot nerds - stamp by kaistamps i love pin-ups by stampsbyjesper Drama II by renatalmar:thumb91700228: Nihongo o hanaseru by Purrbaby101
  • Listening to: Haruna Ai XD
  • Reading: Stories from Okinawa
  • Watching: The new laptop I wanna buy on DELL's site
  • Eating: nothing :(

For all the people who voted on my poll...

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 17, 2009, 6:04 AM




Hello everyone!
Hey sorry, I know I've been posting a lot of journal entries lately! I'm just trying to enjoy my last days of subscription with my CSS haha XD
Thanks a million for all those who kindly read and replied! I'm happy to know you people a bit more outside the comment/fave aera (even tho they're always happily appreciated lol

Anyway, this entry is for all those who replied the pll "do you download the art-book whose links to are provided on my pics' description?"
You were quite a lot to answer (thanks!), with a majority to not know what I was referring to XD
So I think you should first read my pics' description XD I (nearly) always add a link to the art-book the pic is excerpt from.

:bulletgreen: So why would you download those art-books?
First reason is that simply because you can get the picture in higher quality without the DeviantArt watermark. I mean it's always better to have the picture in full quality, especially As I work on quite big size (often more than 1500px large), and also add special featurettes that I don't post here on Deviant, such as remixes or linearts.
The arts also come in a quite organized way : credits page, date, lineup, and order in the list of releases.
as you may have noticed I get quite inspired by music industry, so in a way, it's like comparing a crappy radio-ripped quality of a song, the full single from which it is taken from, see? :D
And also, of course, it's completely free, so there's no problem :D

A lot of people seemed to be interested by it, but did not know how to download it.
Indeed the page is in french, and for the next releases I'll add an english translation.
However it's really simple, you just have to click on the flashing MEGAUPLOAD button to be redirected on the website and be able to download.


:bulletyellow:Here's  a picture which will hopefully make you understand how it works :
(CLICK!)
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:bulletyellow: There is also the front page of the forum where you can visualize the lastest releases here :
(CLICK!)
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Also i'd love to have your point of view on the way the art-books are made, if you find it easier to find that way, or suggestions, well anything you'd like to say about it, feel free! I'd appreciate very much to have your point of view on that!

Thanks for reading, and don't forget to spread the love all around! :D

:thumb114507454::thumb89209740: :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Facebook Stamp by leifnicholz I love sweets - stamp by candysores pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX The Friend Stamp by Busiris The Fav Stamp by Busiris American English by ArtJockeyKC:thumb92727769: Atheist is Not a Bad Word by stampystampy:thumb25452745: OCs by Tatooine92 Steriotypes by cilen-chii:thumb73457066: hot nerds - stamp by kaistamps i love pin-ups by stampsbyjesper Drama II by renatalmar:thumb91700228: Nihongo o hanaseru by Purrbaby101
  • Listening to: Maki Gotou - Uwasa no SEXY GUY (Instrumental)
  • Reading: Stories from Okinawa
  • Watching: My PC
  • Eating: strawberry shaved ice :D
  • Drinking: melting strawberry shaved ice

zOMG! I got my licence degree!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 16, 2009, 5:10 AM




Hello all my friends!
I've got very good news this morning!
When I woke up my roomate told me the results are up and I'VE GOT MY LICENSE DIPLOMA!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

I'm so happy! I told you guys my 1st sem was quite bad, but my 2nd one was much better and could take up for the 1st one! So Now I'm so happy!!!
I thought I would have to go to the 2nd session of exam, but I'm really happy I don't have to, so I wanted to share my joy with you!

Next year, I'll be aspiring for a master's degree! Please continue to give me your precious support, as you always did!

Thanks!

Have a very nice day! Take care,
And don't forget to spread the love! People need love, especially me :D

:thumb114507454::thumb89209740: :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Facebook Stamp by leifnicholz I love sweets - stamp by candysores pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX The Friend Stamp by Busiris The Fav Stamp by Busiris American English by ArtJockeyKC:thumb92727769: Atheist is Not a Bad Word by stampystampy:thumb25452745: OCs by Tatooine92 Steriotypes by cilen-chii:thumb73457066: hot nerds - stamp by kaistamps i love pin-ups by stampsbyjesper Drama II by renatalmar:thumb91700228: Nihongo o hanaseru by Purrbaby101
  • Listening to: my roomie in the shower
  • Reading: Stories from Okinawa
  • Watching: My PC
  • Eating: pink lady apple