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Ave Messer
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My Bio
I am a writer with a BA in English from Humboldt State University. At some point, hopefully soon, I wish to become a professional writer. My other goal is to be an English teacher and, though this was once my more realistic goal, it is now less likely.

My passion at the moment lies in writing superhero comics. However, it is not the only venue from which I write. Where I show my true mettle is in prose fiction. I may even put up some of it.

Current Residence: Redding, CA (though it would be nice to move out)
Favourite genre of music: 70s progressive rock (but I like many different genres)
Favourite photographer: My sister (her subject--my nephew--is absolutely perfect)
Favourite style of art: Realism
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: iPod (by range of use)
Favourite cartoon character: Lisa Simpson
Personal Quote: All the bad things in life only help you appreciate the good even more.

Favourite Visual Artist
Michaelangelo (for classical), Alex Ross (for modern)
Favourite Movies
The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Army of Darkness, Pink Floyd's The Wall
Favourite TV Shows
Heroes
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pink Floyd, Steam Powered Giraffe coming in second
Favourite Books
Breakfast of Champions
Favourite Writers
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Favourite Games
Project Nomad (1993 game by GameTek)
Favourite Gaming Platform
PlayStation 2
Tools of the Trade
Computer keyboard, cheap art supplies (mostly from the Dollar Tree), GIMP to color and letter my artwork, Inkscape for vector stuff
Other Interests
Football, Pink Floyd, superheroes, LGBT

Okay, what the heck?

Okay, what the heck?

So, it might be my browser (Edge), my computer, or just Eclipse further breaking everything, but I can't go into deviations anymore. I click on them, but nothing happens. Granted, my cursor doesn't turn into the hand, so I should realize nothing's going to happen, but it doesn't do that on stacks either and I can still go into them by clicking them. It's probably Eclipse, though, because I was able to go places from the Deviant Universe group page, and group pages still use the old, good layout. Anybody else having this happening? EDIT: Just noticed: it seems to be limited to my Watch tab. But, you know, shouldn't I be able to look at the posts from the people I'm watching? Also, there's no X to click for the stuff anymore, so I can't clear up that tab from the things I've already seen/don't have the desire to click into.

So... ugly...

So... ugly...

I worried what Eclipse would bring, what it would look like, and dang, this new site is so unappealing. Granted, I'm on a laptop, but I see icons failing to align themselves correctly (the envelope and bell icons are bumped up out of alignment with the text next to them, the bell actually having part of it be clipped off at the top), art now has the titles above the pieces and in what seems to be a system font, and such. But it's not just the look. Everything's all caddy-wompus from where it used to be. Why can't the art I watch be in my normal notifications? Why does it feel like groups are an afterthought? Why does all "Web 2.0" stuff tend to look so bland, boring, and unappealing? Okay, I'm back to look. Overall, I understand that such an interface is designed for phones. However, a great many artists need to use their desktop or laptop to do the art they do. Why couldn't it simply be that Eclipse is the default interface for mobile browsing, while the old site is the

Interview about Almighty Protectors!

Interview about Almighty Protectors!

This went up yesterday, but I'm just seeing it did now.  The first article I've had about one of my comics.  It's kind of exciting! https://t.co/f0A1dOq8Ju?amp=1

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SpiroucoreHobbyist Writer
hello!
i know your supertrans character is open source, but i wanted to notify u that i redesigned ur character to fit into me and my friend's fanfiction/open source/whatever else-verse design-wise!
CC-Verse Redesign: Supertrans by Spiroucore
(and if you're wondering! i'm transgender myself, but i am a transgender man! :3)
Nifty redesign!
SpiroucoreHobbyist Writer
thank you very much! :D
BjAtkinsonHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. :) (Smile) 
You're welcome.  I'm not sure why I hadn't watched you already.
SkaramineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch, Ava.  
You're welcome.