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My Bio
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FREE Pixel Clover Bullet by koffeelam Proud College Graduate by sugarpoultry FREE Pixel Clover Bullet by koffeelam
B.A Degree in Literature/Writing
UC San Diego Alumni, Class of Spring 2017
Snowflake - Free Avvie by r0se-designs
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“Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Hello, I'm Taralen. You can call me that name, Sunny (my nickname used by WoW friends) or simply Tara. I'm an artist, writer, gamer, and Lolita. I may draw myself as a wood elf but I am NOT otherkin. At all.
Writing is my passion and art is my hobby, but I'm still a student in both. I am always striving to improve my skills.
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I'm brutally honest about my feelings and thoughts, so it may be a bit hard to deal with me if you can't have a conversation without sugar-coating. Other than that, I am a pretty chill person. I love to make people laugh and feel good. I'm very big on environmentalism and pretty anti-consumerism, but I do have a few material hobbies like collecting dresses and figures. Staying in shape is super important to me, and I try to exercise regularly even though I'm stupidly lazy about it.
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I have a history of mental illness, and I am quite open about this. I have anxiety disorder which sometimes makes it hard for me to concentrate and think coherently. It also makes it difficult for me to sleep, but I do what I can to manage it. I used to have depression, but I am proud to say I no longer suffer from it.
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:thumb668166068: I LOVE 80s by nuriaabajo RP cute stamp by himawari-tan A Balance in Our Community by ArtofIndigo
A Little King and his Knight by Taralen
I Love RuneScape - Stamp by Starrtoon
Night Elf Stamp by AlexSatriani WoW Alliance Stamp by StampsByZelas

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. - Proverbs 11:2

Favourite Visual Artist
Ryusuke Mita, Ayami Kojima, 2D Disney movie art styles (all of them!), Salvador Dali, Tetsuya Nomura, Hirohiko Araki
Favourite Movies
The Sword in the Stone (1963), Howl's Moving Castle, LOTR Trilogy + Hobbit films, Emperor's New Groove
Favourite TV Shows
Gankutsuou, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 anime), Spongebob, Utena, Queen's Blade, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Fate/ZERO, GARGOYLES
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
DEAD OR ALIVE, Gorillaz, Woodkid, Bach, Edvard Grieg, Lady Gaga, Tenacious D, Y.M.O
Favourite Books
The Hobbit, Howl's Moving Castle, Einstein's Dreams, The Magician's Nephew, Interview with the Vampire + a ton of other books
Favourite Writers
J.R.R Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Kinoko Nasu, Anne Rice, Gen Urobuchi, Hirohiko Araki
Favourite Games
The Legend of Zelda series, Final Fantasy VII, Yume Nikki, Fable, Okami, .flow, Tales series, Elder Scrolls, World of Warcraft, Runescape & RS Classic, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Banjo Kazooie, Onmyoji
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC and Switch
Tools of the Trade
Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop, Iwata and Mr. Hobby Airbrushes (for GKs)
Other Interests
Reading, Writing, History, Politics, Music, Figure Collecting, and (of course) DRAWING!

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Anyone else noticing how DA is showing some truly old art in the "see more" section? I keep seeing art I made YEARS ago that doesn't represent the kind of work I do nowadays. I'm tempted to just scrap most of my gallery that is older than 4 or 5 years. Why would their algorithm think this is a good idea? Shouldn't you show art that is most recent to get people interested in the most representative quality an artist has to offer? I see this for some other artists too where the section that shows more of their art is super outdated.
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Back in February, I took my youngest cat Henry to the emergency hospital due to labored breathing. You can see my journal post here about it (it includes pictures of him): At around 4 am on this day, my little baby boy was taken to Heaven. He passed away in my mother's arms. I highly suspect he died of wet Feline infectious peritonitis, a rare but extremely fatal illness caused by the Feline corona virus that mutates and causes rapid and acute organ failure. We suspect he contracted this way before we adopted him as it can take more than a year for the full force of this horrible piece of shit virus to claim the life of the cat infected. FIP (shortened version) is a huge killer of cats under 2 years old because they are not as developed in their immune system. He was also already special needs since he was farsighted, had bad coordination, and generally failed to do typical cat things like jumping higher than 2 ft. We loved him for being special and gave him SO MUCH love. I
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Today I brought my young cat, Henry, to the vet. He was breathing oddly since last night and I suspected he contracted some kind of respiratory infection. We take him to the vet, and right off the bat they try to get $1800 off me and I flatly told them I will not pay that because I simply cannot afford. Long story short, he gets oxygen and x-rays and the vet tells me that he has "irregular lung tissue" that could be anything from Cancer (highly unlikely) to Asthma or some other respiratory infection. When I asked which is it, she tried to explain that she "can't say" and that would require more tests and a whooping $3,000 - $5,000 hospitalization fee which I very clearly cannot afford. I told her "You're a doctor and even after extensive x-rays you can tell what's wrong? What the fuck is wrong with you?" She actually had the gall to call me "inhumane" for wanting to take Henry home to rest because she insisted he needed hospitalization, but he is home and resting and his breathing is
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Hope this finds you safe and well!


A friend recently showed me that a version of Tetris exists on this dumpster fire of a console. Figured it was worth sharing if only for the heavy aesthetic/vaporwave vibes of its ost xD

Wow this pleases me greatly. XD

Hey, hope you're doing alright and keeping safe amidst these batshit crazy times. ;;

If in the event I forget to say it or don't have anything ready by then, wanted to come by and wish you a Happy (early) Birthday. ~

I'm doing alright. Just staying home and staying safe haha.

Also thank you! Happy Birthday to you too (sorry I missed saying it... Eclipse is just such cancer it actually makes me annoyed to use this site lol)

Glad t'hear~

And no worries! I greatly appreciate the sentiment regardless ( especially knowing how much of a stubborn clown Eclipse is lol;; ).

BTW, I sent ya a little something. Hope you enjoy it ~

Sorry for the late response (seriously fuck this site's layout now) but thanks so much for the Spyro Trilogy! I wasn't expecting that, and I really appreciate it. <3

Sorry I didn't give you anything this year for your Bday... Btw have you ever played the Sims lol

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