Bleah...Used one of my t-shirts and my box fan for a makeshift air purifier. Christ this smoke combined with my upper story apartment sucks.
I know its nothing like what CA usually has, but I just wanted to bitch a little because I'm starting to feel sick to my stomach.
The Search for Rally Cap RudySlight update:
It turned out that the old email I found for his breeder/former owner/former trainer is still good, and she got back to me today with the news that she's going to look into what's happened to him and get back to me on Wednesday if she finds out anything! Woot!
Sleepless North of SeattleAnd its not because of the big booms happening right now.
I've stayed up all night a couple times in the last few weeks now, searching for any mention of a Thoroughbred racehorse I like, whether he has been moved to another track or trainer, or has been sent home for a long rest or recuperation from an injury not noted in the chart of his last race, or God Forbid, disposed of at an auction like so many other low-level claimers are.
I can't explain why its THIS horse and not all of the horses in my virtual stable on Twinspires who've been MIA for months, 'cause I don't know why but I am starting to get a bit obsessed. His name is Rally Cap Rudy, and his last race was on April 2nd, 2018 at Turf Paradise in Arizona. Last summer he raced at Emerald Downs (trained by his breeder/owner, even!) but when his trainer went to Hastings after Emerald's season ended, he was immediately claimed (can't blame 'em, he's a consistent runner, and I would if I could!). That owner/t
Looking Up How to Junk My CarThe Honda I got for free from the parents is having increasing transmission trouble and the struts have started to collapse, both issues for which I have 0 money. Plus, despite it being a '99 model, it was actually built in '98 so its 20 years old this year. I do wish I had the money to fix it up, as its been important to me for the last 30+ years to have the freedom to drive for hours and busses don't cut it for that, despite if its a good system or not.
I plan to drive it until it quits, as I pretty much only drive around the city since I stopped long-distance driving after the strokes (tho now its because of the car and not the fatigue factor), and with the city's bus system I won't get stranded if/when it breaks down. But I certainly will be depressed by the lack of freedom and loss of ability to do things like haul stuff around. Yes, I could get, for instance, a new TV delivered here but there's a high risk of package theft in my building.
Guess What Showed Back UpWarning: On the Edge of Raging Bitchness Ahead
So I got a note that day from the person who used to run the garden about free veggie starts that were on offer, so I called and asked if she'd seen where the hose nozzle went. She's the one that told me it had been there when she was sitting in the chair next to the hose on Thursday afternoon, and she had hung it up on the fence along with the broken purple one. Sitting there in the muddy, swampy area next to the hose, on a chair on soaking wet plywood, when there were lots of other chairs in DRY areas to sit, and had hung up my bought nozzle along with one that had a broken lever.
Just mentioning that.
Guess what showed up some time between that phone call and 7 am this morning. Just happened to be attached to the hose, too. Hmmm.
Its now in my apartment for the time being, because I am (probably menopausally) bitchy right now and that is not a good time to decide what I'm going to do - leave it
And Then Some Mofo......stole the spray nozzle I bought for the garden hose just last week. It was there yesterday, and I'm told it was there earlier today...but not this evening. GRRRRRR. I guess it was too damn shiny for someone to resist.
Guess I'll go buy another and keep it with me.
If you're wondering why its so important its because my garden is like 60+ feet away down an incline from the nearest spigot, and while no one has stolen my gallon plastic watering jug I really don't want to haul it back and forth umpteen zillion times to water my whole garden. I use it for targeted watering only, which is what I did tonight, trying to get the nasturtiums and squash to finally sprout.
Good Lord I Feel Fucking Crazy TodayPeriods during menopause are just as bad as during puberty...just less fucking messy. I feel like a fucking crazy person today. And like repeating that.
And with that I segue into the news that my Crazy Period Vixen pattern on Spoonflower got enough Favorites to be included in one of their Daily Trending lists. Right at the end, but its on the list!
HD TroublesLooks like my trusty ol' external drive may be ready to give up the ghost. I did mirror the files on my internal drive, but looks like I may eventually be in the market for another backup drive. Or something.
Headshot commissions -CLOSED-Comment down below if you're interested for a slot, and include the info of what commission type you want!
Don't note me until I give you a heads-up
This will make it easier for people to see how many spots are left, in case I'm lagging behind on updating the list.
If there are 3 unanswered comments claiming a spot on a list with only 2 spots left, then you can be pretty sure that it's all filled up.
First come first serve!
-Sketch and simple headshots // and semi-/ painted headshots will each have their own list,, because the former is much quicker to do and I usually have the energy to do multiple simple headshots in a row.
Simple headshots 18$
Painted headshots 35$
You can also ask for:
sketched headshots 5$ (no color)
or semi-painted headshots 20$ (rougher,
Commissions are open
♦ SCHEDULE ♦
I usually have 4 slots per week
Fourth week open (after 27th)
• HOW IT WORKS •
Everything you need to know before you order a commission
1- Commissions works must NOT be used for any commercial use such as t-shirt designs, art sale or on books and comics that are gonna be sold.All these prices are for personal use only. If you need my works for commercial use, please get in touch by my email below and let me know what kind of art do you need and where it's gonna be used so we can talk and negotiate about prices.
2- If for some reason I can not finish your illustration, I will give your money back
Watchers-only Free Art Raffle (Aug-Sept 2018)NOW CLOSED. I'M YET COUNTING THE TICKETS BECAUSE OF COMPUTER ISSUES. A VIDEO WILL BE UPLOADED SOON WITH THE NUMBERS PICKED.
BIG EDIT: NOW WE'LL HAVE EXTRA NUMBERS PICKED! THREE DIFERENT WATCHERS WILL RECEIVE THE SAME TYPE OF ART!
Hello guys, hope you all aren't upset I got away, I was at college. Let's get back in track! If you are one of my watchers and comment this journal, you may earn yourself a totally free sketch art, like these:
The only things you need is:
1. Being a Watcher;
2. Comment this Journal with a real person or character of your preference, references included (1 raffle ticket).
(Optional: How to Get More tickets)
- Share this in a journal and comment the link back (1 extra ticket);
- If you really want it, you may donate 1 point for another raffle ticket (yes, you may buy extra tickets you want for the raffle - limited to 15 extra tickets by points so Isn't too m
Wait list [OPEN]INFO
Custom Adopts [open]
:iconseiiahmiddle towards the end of 9)
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Design contest! (DL. Nov.10th)Another contest. ^^ Pretty lenient and plenty to choose from so you don't feel restricted!
It's straight forward.. design anything from the links/info below!
I'll try to keep the journal short in hope people will actually ready it thoroughly unlike my other events. ;c
First things first!
Your art level does not matter, this is for creativity! Let your heart burst with imagination!^ That said, if you feel comfortable about it, you may use a base - as long as the base grants permissions for this sort of use.^ Bases are accepted--especially if used for just outfits/armours or weapons.^Digital AND traditional, pixel, any! are all welcome.
You can submit up to 2 character and 2 outfit/weapons/etc designs from each link, but keep in mind, only 1 of your submissions can win.^ To clarify. you only "need" to give one entry. but you're allowed a total of four.
Obviously, don't copy/trace/steal and all that.
Updates~First of all, thanks everyone for your help ;w;
Thank you for your donations, thanks for sharing the journal, thanks for caring, and for your kind words too...
Last journal was so rushed and poorly worded oh god it's embarrasing when I look back at it- so I'll write updates over it xD
Fortunately, everything went well with the surgery. We had help from our family too and could pay the hospitalization and surgery in time. My dad is now resting and recovering at my sister's house, while mom is taking care of him. Due to our circumstances I will be working to bring some money and also pay the house... pfft I finally feel like an adult xD it sucks... jkjk
It was an exhausting week at the hospital, but finally "I'm back" kind of? I will use a day every week to answer your messages and maybe leave an update. Right now, they're a lot for me to answer right away. Thanks a lot to my commissioners for being SO patient with little me specially you Beelze idk if you're reading but hgng I'm thankfu
[Evo Hall and Merch Usage]"The freedom to play"
'Evolving a Pokemon may or may not require an item but regardless of that this is the place to make it official! And don't get me started on using your cool items you won and/or bought. You can be sure to let us know you used them here as well.'
This is where you come for both Evolution and Item Usage purposes. When you are ready to evolve a Pokemon or use an Item, please post the appropriate form below.
Please remember that we have a "Rule of 10" implemented along with a no-editing rule, meaning that any receipt that exceeds over ten forms on a single comment or that has been edited, will promptly be denied. You will have to submit a new receipt in order for it to be confirmed. Thank you!
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Happy 15th Birthday!In April I wrote a post reflecting on my 15 years at DeviantArt, since the project began in April of 2000 and was launched to the public on August 7th. I went back and re-read what I wrote, and wow, speaking of audacious I'm pretty hardcore in this post. I write from my heart sometimes and then I hit post and that's that. So for our official 15th Birthday I wanted to re-share a link to that post:
And then today, I wrote this reflection for you as a toast & thanks for all the llamas:
Happy 15th Birthday DeviantArt! We are evolving, and soon we will be able to share exactly how you can be a part of our transformation, ensuring that the DeviantArt we all love grows stronger in supporting the visual & written arts for 15 more years to come! You will soon see us release many years of effort, repositioning DeviantArt from all we have learned over our 15 years of managing the worlds largest creator community.
Thank you for all of your support over the