Cartoons, Railroad Crossings, Trains, and Rabbits
UPDATED VERSION OF MY INITIAL JOURNAL ENTRY
Greetings, my name is William. I'm Black and over 30 years old.
I've visited this site since 2006 but between early 2008 and August or most likely September of last year I was absent due to personal issues but started visiting this site again in September and became a member then.
Long story short, I'm Jehovah's Witness and proud of it, and do not want to change, politically neutral, have Asperger's Syndrome, like trains and railroad crossings, especially with flashing lights and gates, hence my username.
My two most favorite cartoon characters are Timmy Turner from "Fairly Odd Parents, my most favorite cartoon ever," and Tim Possible from "Kim Possible."
Other favorite cartoons, or cartoons I just like, are Arthur, Maya and Miguel, Jimmy Neutron, Braceface (only episodes that feature Josh Spitz, he's my most favorite character in the show), Underdog, Calliou (yes I like Calliou even if other people don't,) 64 Zoo Lane, Angelina Ballerina, Spongebob Squarepants, Catscratch, Super Why, Bubble Guppies, the Simpsons, The Weekenders, Fillmore, Rugrats All Grown Up, and more. I like animated shows better than live-action shows.
My top three favorite animals are rabbits (my number 1 favorite animal!), cats, and turtles.
I have mental, emotional, and psychological issues including depression, anxiety Obsessive Complusive Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I admit I'm a very troubled person and am not easy to deal with. And like Nonny from the Bubble Guppies, I have a boring personality (not because of my religion which I won't talk about unless you ask me by message or unless certain circumstances come up where it's necesary for me to talk about it) but I don't have a lot of interests and I'm asocial so nothing personal but I prefer not to have any social interaction with anyone. I didn't join this website to make friends or enemies or to be liked or disliked. I used to be a very open person but now I'm a generally closed person. But don't worry, I don't bite!
I also have physical health problems, or so it seems I have. And I suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy. I also get tired very easily and I often get sick. I have to deal with coughing spells, cold-like symptoms, headaches, sometimes fatigue, backaches, and having to keep my balance and sometimes I move very slow or have to walk carefully. I even have times I cannot stand up for very long and end up having to sit down. I use a walking stick and a wheeled walker. Sometimes I have to use my walking stick and even my walker just to get around my own apartment, but don't always need to. And I take my walker just about everywhere I go now. Though I'm at least 30 now, I'm already having health problems and feeling like an old man.
Another thing, I may have autoimmune diseases. My mother has it (she has lupus among other things) and autoimmune diseases run in my maternal part of the family and I may be starting to feel it. In fact I started getting sick after my 28th birthday. It's possible I also have arthritis.
But my physical health seems to be failing me. Some days are better than others though and thankfully I'm still able-bodied and can still do things like walk, run even, shop, take the bus, cook, but some things are not as easy to do anymore. This will also affect my drawing, or whether I feel like doing so or not, same with writing fanfiction.
I'm also not giving out my email address, home address, or number, so please don't ask. Unless it's strictly for business purposes.
I like to draw pictures and write cartoon fanfiction and song-fiction, and I also like to do self-inserts (in stories only.) My favorite things to draw are railroad crossings, trains, cartoon fan art and rabbits, and even better a combination of those things. I also like to take photos and post them!
Also, I know male fairies on Fairly Odd Parents get pregnant but I do not like that at all and am totally against it. I cannot stand the sight or the thought of male pregnancy, including fairies. I will instead be doing artwork of female fairy pregnancy, for myself and for anyone who wants to see pictures of Wanda and other female fairies pregnant, and those against male fairy pregnancy and I don't care what anyone says about it. Well actually I do, I don't like to sound haughty or prideful, that's wrong, I do care but I will not be swayed by what people say about female fairy pregnancy.
I really hated Fairly Odd Baby and that Cosmo gave birth, that disturbed me very much, I regret watching that movie and I never want to see it again and I want no support in it. I don't care if male fairies get pregnant, well I do but I cannot control what happens on Fairly Odd Parents, but I can control what I put in my fan-art and fanfics and I will NOT draw pictures of male fairies or other male creatures, not even sea-horses, being pregnant, as natural as that is. If you want male fairy pregnancy, you're going to have to get it from someone else.
I also do not do LGBTQ themed work, but I will still draw LGTBQ characters, there's nothing wrong with that. I also will not do anti-LGBTQ work including hate art, that's disrespectful and stupid. I have nothing personal against the LGBTQ community and I'm NOT homophobic. Yes I'm Jehovah's Witness and nothing anyone can say or do to make me change that, but that DOES NOT mean I hate LGBTQ people, I treat everyone regardless of who or what they are the way I want to be treated (Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31) and I love EVERYBODY (Matthew 5:44; 22:39.) Of course I don't like everyone, who can or does, but I don't hate anyone either, it's against my policy to hate anyone even those who hate me! But it's also not in my policy to do LGBTQ-themed work. Notwithstanding this, I will still respect LGBTQ people like I do anyone else and I will draw some LGBTQ cartoon characters but only out of my own decision and discretion!
I am sorry to say this but I do not take requests, at least not generally. I mean I would, but I couldn't promise you I'd fulfill it, plus I cannot handle a lot of people making requests for me all in a short amount of time. Plus I have other obligations, including my spiritual obligations, and I need to make sure I have a life outside of Deviant Art, although this place can be addictive and I do need to try to have some away time, and I can be gone for a week, three weeks, I'm likely going to start staying away for more than a month.
But I prefer not to take requests. I don't mind doing artwork for other people and I do take and make suggestions, and you can leave it on my message wall or in a comment in one of my deviations and I'll see what I can do. I might take you up on your suggestion, just be prepared to get a "No" answer.
But Suggestions are okay.
I will also try not to make requests myself since I'm not taking any, although I'll admit it is tempting to make requests and I am curious as to see how you guys do things and I guess now you think the same as me toward me, and that I understand. But I will try not to make requests but will leave suggestions and it's of course your decision if you take it or not.
But please respect my wishes, and I will make sure I do the same for you. And please do not be pushy with me, I work on and post artwork out of my own time, effort, and energy and there will be times I won't always feel like doing artwork or writing fanfiction though I'd like to. Plus remember, I have health issues as mentioned above and that will affect my doing of artwork and sometimes I'll be too tired to do artwork.
I do apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused any of you. But let's face it, we're all humans and we all have our limitations, some more than others.
One more thing: I don't like fighting or arguing or getting into confrontations with anyone or causing trouble for anyone and I don't like upsetting or annoying anyone on purpose. I like to be nice to others and believe in peace, and though it's not easy, even if others are not nice to me. Don't think I won't block, I reserve the right to do so but will try not to and will try to make that a last resort depending on the circumstances/ offense (like if you keep asking me to do something or pestering me to do something even after I say "NO" or tell you to be patient, if you're extremely rude to me or if you harass or threaten me) and may block on the spot and without advance warning, but I'll try to give a warning first, I don't like to block anyone.
I'm very sorry if I sounded like a jerk, I didn't mean to, I like being nice to others, but as nice as I want to be, I had to be firm. And that's not easy to do. I'm not the nicest person in the world but I don't want to be one of the meanest.
I love everyone and want to be nice and kind to everyone, but I love Jehovah first and I want to please him more than anyone else.
Social Media: I prefer NOT to watch videos on or through YouTube or Vimeo or Google Videos. I prefer to watch online videos on DailyMotion (cartoons only,) KissCartoon, KimCartoon, Watch Cartoon Online, PBS Kids, maybe Nickelodeon, FlickR, Pond5, and Shutterstock. But if I have to watch something on YouTube, it's not worth watching and I'd rather just not watch it. It's a psychological issue. I also do not use Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace, and I do not want to visit those websites period! But Instagram and Tumblr I can do.
That will be all I'll say of myself. I will add more if needed. Thanks for reading.
Any Questions or Concerns?
Caillou (positive stamps not anti-Caillou)
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
Tim or Jim and Tim Possible
Nonny (Bubble Guppies)
Jehovah's Witness Stamps
Jehovah's Witnesses STRONGLY Cautious: Please be careful and remember that not everyone using these and other stamps is Jehovah's Witness. Just a word of caution.
Also rest assured of this It is not my job to convert anybody, I convert NO ONE but myself!
My railroad crossing emoticons (all free to use!)
Thanks for letting me know. I'm sorry to hear that and I'll keep my eye out.
Just ignore those jerks and do what you want! I mean it is good to draw different things, I've been told that too even by well-meaning people, but I understand your wanting to draw something more than once! What you're interested in is what you're interested in, the heck what bullies think!
Meanwhile I'm super tired despite being in bed the last 12 hours, minus time I took out to go potty. I worked yesterday trying to clean my room that's been in disarray for the last few months, and I'm not even done yet! Then I went to the store to shop a little and pick up my medicine. So I am very weak today, physically and even mentally, maybe emotionally. You may not understand this but I think my OCD has gotten worse and my anxiety is higher and even the simplest of things are harder to do. One more reason I feel like I'm hard to deal with.
Here I go again thinking about myself when I should be thinking of and helping you! Listen, just ignore those jerks and do what you want.
I'm sorry if my reply sucked! I'll just be quiet now.
May you never, my dear, have OCD. It makes life and interactions with others harder. If you do get it, hope you don't, at least you'll understand what I'm going through. Having OCD is worse than having autism! Trust me!
You're welcome! I have an idea for that meme! (No I'm not going to use it on anyone!)