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Today begins my Drawtober / Inktober challenge!

As planned, I'll be uploading my top 30 Robot Masters (+ favorite Wily Machine) from the Mega Man Classic series at a rate of one per day throughout October. Note that I'm not drawing them in any order -- these are my favorites out of the ~90 Robot Masters we've seen in the series.

That said there is one small difference from the original plan. I was going to do this by drawing everything traditionally, followed by cleaning them up on the computer. When I started touching up the first few, I discovered that I could easily use the parts I've already done to draw almost all of the characters easily. So, while there were some pencil sketches that started things off, I'll be finishing the series via my usual vector graphics tools, and I think it'll look better as a result.

It turns out that this theme is also quite timely, as word has it that Mega Man 11 is scheduled for release this month!
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So let's take some time to celebrate our favorite Super Fighting Robot!




  • Listening to: Capcom Sound Team, Yamato Man Stage (NES)
  • Playing: Mega Man Legacy Collection
Recently, I've been spending a lot of time over on Tumblr, and within the last week or so a certain article has been going around. This article basically says that children's art is meant to be disposable. They make it, you go "oooh" and "ahh", and then you place it lovingly in the garbage.

To put it mildly, none of the parents I follow on Tumblr are remotely happy about this "advice". Quite a few found some interesting language to describe their thoughts on the matter.

I had a better idea.

This time of year is often a time of being extra creative. You have NaNoWriMo, Inkober, Drawtober, etc. So, let's bring up some positive vibes and play around like we did when we were bored at school.

In my case, I spent my time doodling characters or items from various NES & SNES games -- mostly stuff from the Kirby, Mega Man, and Zelda franchises. This October, I'm going to break out the pencil and paper and draw like I used to. I might touch the results up via the software I use nowadays, but since I rarely do traditional art anymore, this is going to be an event.

The plan is simple: I'll spend a little time every day to sketch out my top 30 Robot Masters from the Mega Man franchise. Hence, Rocktober -- Mega Man is known as Rock Man in Japan, and it's catchier than Megatober. Of course, there are 31 days in October, so for the final slot I'll produce an image of my favorite Wily Machine.

I'd also like to invite anyone who's willing to relive a bit of their childhood, and spend October doodling like you did when you were young.
  • Listening to: Capcom Sound Team, volume 4
  • Playing: Mega Man Legacy Collection
As those of you who follow MYPeanutGallery are already aware, I ended up becoming infested by an intestinal parasite in late August, and spent some time in the hospital.

I've been home for awhile now, and while the parasites have been eradicated, I'm still dealing with some of the aftermath from their invasion. The main problem now is a general lack of energy, which is part of the reason I haven't come on to post this update. I've been focusing what energy I have on my own projects (which are mostly outside of DA), as getting sick set some of them back by a few weeks.

Unfortunately, we still don't really know where I came into contact with the parasite. The best guess is that I ate some contaminated food, but the problem there is that I generally eat what the family eats -- thus if there was something wrong with the food, all three of us would be sick. There aren't many exceptions to this, which initially led us to think that the my last order from Chipotle was contaminated. My parents weren't along with me on that trip, so I'm the only one of us that ate there. However, when we looked things up, the dates don't quite work out. Two other possibilities are some potato salad and a prepared salad I bought at the grocery store the same week I got sick, but we can't know for sure if they were contaminated at this point.

I'm slowly getting stronger day by day, and hopefully will be back up to par by this time next month.

In the meantime, thank you all for your support and prayers, they do mean a lot.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have eternal life.
-- John 3:14-15

Cathedral Organ by TomFawls Master, the tempest is raging by Designed-One WE BEHELD HIS GLORY by masuros
Salvation by nic022 The Lord My Righteousness by saviorsoul
Christmas Eve by SteamRailwayCompany
The Love Of God by raro The Disappeared Archipelago Seafarers Memorial by eskile
John 3:16 LightBox by GreenYosh Light of the world by slowdragon25
Minecraft church inside by Saraphimwolf
There seems to have been a glitch of some sort regarding group settings. This resets the rights given to a specific role in your group to the maximum allowed rights (ie, Full Control over gallery, journals, any deviant can join as this role without a vote, etc).

The problem here is that if it affects the Founder or Co-Founder roles, ANY deviant can join your group as a Founder or Co-Founder without a vote, and they'll have the authority to kick out and or block the original staff!

I had hoped it was just a fluke within our own group, but after checking around, I found that I could become a Founder on numerous groups!

Check your settings under Admin Area -> Manage Members!
Somepony is feeling rather generous: an anonymous deviant just gave me a 1 year premium account!

Thank you! :iconlunaclapplz:
"Be one of the first 10 people commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to the Featured List!
For each of the 10 first people answering this journal I will put his/her avatar and the three deviations I like most from his/her gallery on the list."


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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner by MYPeanutGallery  Looking At You Looking At Me by MYPeanutGallery  Nandi's Birthday by MYPeanutGallery

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Aries by LindArtz Swan's Song by LindArtz Winter School Background By Indigodeep-d4ga5r8 2 by LindArtz

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Baby by Seramose provoked the demon by Seramose fair Gerona by Seramose
I thought I'd post this just in case anypony is waiting anxiously for Heart of Silver chapter 4...

Tuesday evening, my computer's hard drive failed. I spent the rest of the day attempting to wrangle a few precious files from it and eventually succeeded in saving the draft of chapter 4 among other things. It was on an SD card and I placed it safely out of the way while I worked on other things.

Yesterday my parent sprung for a new computer. That's what I'm using now. Unpacking it turned my room into a disaster area.

I've been trying to revive the dead computer using it's USB boot feature. I have several SD cards, all of which look alike. So I picked one off the desk and went to work.

I just now discovered, much to my dismay, that the one I picked to format and use for booting the broken computer was unfortunately the one with the backups on it.

This means that I officially lost everything when the hard drive died, including the ~4,000 word draft.

So if you're waiting for the next update, it's gonna be a while.
ANIMATION MEME

- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Strike what you disliked/hated
Leave unchanged if neutral

CLASSIC DISNEY
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[ x ] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[ x ] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[ x ] Bambi (1942)
[ x ] Cinderella (1950)
[ x ] Dumbo (1941)
[ x ] Fantasia (1940)
[ x ] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[   ] Mary Poppins (1964)
[ x ] Peter Pan (1953)
[ x ] Pinocchio (1940)
[ x ] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[ x ] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[   ] Song of the South (1946)


DISNEY'S DARK AGE
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[   ] The Aristocats (1970)
[   ] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[   ] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[   ] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[ X ] The Jungle Book (1967)
[ X ] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[   ] Oliver and Company (1986)
[   ] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[ X ] The Rescuers (1977)
[ X ] Robin Hood (1973)
[ X ] The Sword In The Stone (1963)

THE DISNEY RENAISSANCE
-------------------------------
[ X ] Aladdin (1992)
[ X ] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[   ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[   ] Hercules (1997)
[ X ] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[ X ] The Lion King (1994)
[ X ] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[   ] Mulan (1998)
[   ] Pocahontas (1995)
[ X ] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[   ] Tarzan (1999)

DISNEY'S MODERN AGE
-------------------------------
[   ] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[   ] Bolt (2008)
[   ] Brother Bear (2003)
[   ] Chicken Little (2005)
[   ] Dinosaur (2000)
[   ] The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
[ X ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[   ] Home on the Range (2004)
[   ] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[   ] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[   ] The Princess and the Frog (2009)
[   ] Treasure Planet (2002)


PIXAR
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[ X ] A Bug's Life (1998)
[ X ] Cars (2006)
[ X ] Finding Nemo (2003)
[ X ] The Incredibles (2004)
[   ] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[ X ] Ratatouille (2007)
[ X ] Toy Story (1995)
[   ] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[   ] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[ X ] Wall-E (2008)
[   ] Up (2009)


DON BLUTH
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[ X ] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[ X ] An American Tail (1986)
[ X ] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[   ] Anastasia (1997)
[ X ] The Land Before Time (1988)
[   ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[   ] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[ X ] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[   ] Thumbelina (1994)
[   ] Titan AE (2000)
[   ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)


CLAYMATION
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[   ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[ X ] Chicken Run (2000)
[   ] Coraline (2009)
[   ] Corpse Bride (2005)
[ X ] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[ X ] The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
[   ] The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
[ X ] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) .

CGI GLUT
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[   ] Antz (1998)
[   ] Happy Feet (2006)
[ X ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[   ] Madagascar (2005)
[   ] Monster House (2006)
[ X ] Over the Hedge (2006)
[ X ] The Polar Express (2004)
[ X ] Shrek (2001)
[   ] Shrek 2 (2004)
[   ] Shrek The Third (2007)
[   ] Monsters vs. Aliens
[   ] How to Train your Dragon

IMPORTS
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[   ] Arabian Knight
[   ] Back to Gaya
[   ] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[   ] Light Years (1988)
[   ] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[   ] Persepolis (2007)
[   ] Planet 51 (2009)
[   ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[ X ] Watership Down (1978)
[   ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ X ] Yellow Submarine (1968)


STUDIO GHIBLI/MIYAZAKI
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[   ] The Cat Returns (2002)
[   ] Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
[   ] Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
[   ] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
[   ] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[   ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[   ] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[   ] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[   ] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[   ] Only Yesterday (1991)
[   ] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994)
[   ] Porco Rosso (1992)
[   ] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[ X ] Spirited Away (2002)
[   ] Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[   ] Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea (2009)
[   ] Panda! Go Panda!
[   ] Tales from Earthsea
[   ] Horus, Prince of the Sun


SATOSHI KON
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[   ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[   ] Paprika (2006)
[   ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[   ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[   ] Memories (1995)


SHINKAI MAKOTO
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[   ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[   ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[   ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[   ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)


OTHER ANIME FILMS
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[   ] Akira (1989)
[   ] Appleseed (2004)
[   ] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[   ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title - Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[   ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[   ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title - Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[   ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987) A classic!
[   ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[   ] Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)
[   ] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[   ] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[ X ] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[   ] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
[   ] Lensman (1984)
[   ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title - Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[   ] Metropolis (2001)
[   ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[   ] Ninja Scroll (1993)
[   ] Origin: Spirits Of The Past
[   ] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[   ] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[   ] Project A-ko (1986)
[ X ] Robot Carnival (1987)
[   ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[   ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[   ] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[   ] Steamboy (2004)
[   ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[   ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983)
[   ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987)
[   ] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[   ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[   ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)


CARTOONS FOR GROWN-UPS
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[   ] American Pop (1981)
[   ] The Animatrix (2003)
[   ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[   ] Cool World (1992)
[   ] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[   ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[   ] Fire & Ice (1983)
[   ] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[   ] Heavy Metal (1981)
[   ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[   ] Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
[   ] Lady Death (2004)
[   ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[   ] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[   ] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[   ] Waking Life (2001)

OTHER ANIMATED MOVIES
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[   ] Animal Farm (1954)
[   ] Animalympics (1980)
[   ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[   ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[   ] The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
[   ] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[   ] Bebe's Kids
[   ] Cats Don't Dance (1997)
[   ] Care Bears: The Movie (1985)
[   ] Care Bears 2
[ X ] Charlotte's Web (1973)
[ X ] Fern Gully (1992)
[   ] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[   ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[   ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[ X ] The Hobbit (1977)
[   ] The Iron Giant (1999)
[   ] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
[ X ] Lord of the Rings (1978)
[   ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[   ] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[   ] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[   ] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[   ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[   ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[   ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[   ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[   ] Rock & Rule (1983)
[ X ] Space Jam (1996)
[   ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[   ] Superman: Doomsday (2007)
[   ] The Swan Princess (1994)
[ X ] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[ X ] Wizards (1977)
[ X ] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[   ] Wonder Woman (2009)
[   ] Balto (1995)
[   ] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)