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Journal Entry: Fri Oct 1, 2010, 2:06 PM
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Aaaand it's the first of the month again! Top Webcomics has just reset! So please help us get ahead by voting here- topwebcomics.com/vote/11097/de… !! Any one who does gets to see some behind-the-scenes test work done for the comic.
And of course check out the webcomic Artifact itself at www.artifactstory.com/ . The story is about a quarter-way through the second chapter and the plot is about to pick up drastically!

Other news: Coming some time when there is less work work work oh god so much work. But it's ok! Kicks the crap out of high school >w<

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Artifacting, life and birthdays!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 3, 2010, 12:44 PM
  • Listening to: Florence &amp; the Machine
  • Reading: A book about Boogiemen and horror myths
  • Watching: Sitcoms~
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So I've been making vague occasional comments about a supposed webcomic project for... About the last year or so. Posted a couple of pieces of art for it, etc... WELL. It's here. The webcomic Artifact, written by :iconsincerely: and with art by me, has officially gone live today! Check it out! www.artifactstory.com/ !!!

The current plan for the comic is to update everyday for a week, after which it'll update every Tuesday and Friday.  I am kind of incredibly excited, having been working on this project for so long and now finally seeing that work come to pay off X3

I'll also be posting some of the pages in my gallery here as we get further along, so there's that to look forward to as well!


In other news, it has been a hectic couple of weeks. Just finished up an internship in the creative offices of the advertising firm Arnold Worldwide, which was just... INSANELY fun. Exhausting but fun. I might actually be going back to continue the internship later in the summer, depending on how things work out, which would be pretty awesome.

My highschool graduation is... Geez, it's tomorrow. Damn. I am so damn glad to be done with high school I just... Am ready to be out of there. Let's bring on college! *puts on a RISD hat*

Finally, 'tis mah 19th birthday today! Which is... Cool. I'm older. Wheee.
... Yeah, 19 isn't really all that special. But birthdays are birthdays and mine has been pretty excellent so far, so whatever!

So yeah! Life is pretty much really damn good these days! And seriously. Check out Artifact www.artifactstory.com/ . It is epic, trust me~

*rolls around enjoying life and getting optimism everywhere*

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This is just streams of thoughts I need to say

Journal Entry: Tue May 18, 2010, 4:34 PM
  • Listening to: Florence &amp; the Machine
  • Reading: Snow Crash
  • Watching: Sitcoms
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Emotionally heavy and mixed rant type thing. Except without any actual anger. I don't know what you'd call that.

I'd rather put them here because I feel like if I'm talking to someone directly, that's... Something. Different. This way it feels more like just... It's not venting, because I'm not upset. But it is getting stuff out of my head that I feel like saying to someone directly would prolly be irritating or unnecessary. To them, I mean.

Yeah, that first paragraph is kinda repetitive, but that's how my brain works. I've been realizing a lot about myself recently. One big thing is that I repeat myself. A lot. Another is that I OVER-THINK</b> things. Everything. I am pretty sure I think pretty quickly, but I get bogged down because then I go back and think over the thing again. Taking it and turning it this way and that in my mind, trying to get all the details possible out of it, even though sometimes I've already exhausted the thought/concept/whatever and then I just go in circles. It slows me down, makes it hard for me to get things sometimes. I am so preoccupied with picking apart the details looking for meaning, I just miss the main point entirely.

Makes me feel really freaking dumb sometimes. I know I'm not, but I can't help it, I end up feeling like an idiot, because I'm incapable of seeing things right in front of my nose. I hate that. It makes me get defensive and like I have to explain myself, so they'll understand. Something in me insists I have to do it, because what if they don't get it? Can't have that. That's what my brain tells me.

... Writing this here feels less confrontational too. I have a hard time looking people in the eye, and I can be however I need to be to people I don't really know, but if I care about someone and value their opinion, it makes me a little scared. No, that's not true; I'm very scared.
I'm very contradictory.
I'm very secure in my abilities, I feel confident in myself in so many ways, in who I am, in what I care about. But I am also massively socially insecure. I want and need and DO trust people absolutely, but there's a paranoid part of me that still expects to get dropped and left behind, always destined to be the disposable friend. Because that's ALWAYS what's happened to me; I've ended up the third wheel, everyone's friend, but no one's best or special friend. Tag-a-long.
And the times when I wasn't, it's because I was the one doing the dropping. It's only reinforcing it and I hate it.

I wrote this journal because I really needed to say this stuff. People don't need me to explain myself, I think they don't really want to hear it most of the time (I can't really tell a lot, honestly; I can't read people. I need them to tell me how they feel or else I will take what I can see and overthink it until I doubt myself). And I am learning restraint.

But it's so hard. It's mentally painful. Explaining feels NECESSARY. Not for them, even, it's necessary for me. Something in how my mind works makes it feel like it's required to function, and I haven't quite gotten to where I'm capable of just NOT doing it. Some of it is prolly totally controllable; I think I'm already getting better about repetition (out loud anyway; inside my head goes in circles the same as always). But... I really don't think some of this can be fixed. Some of it is just the way I am.

I am so freaking self-conscious. I don't know why I feel like I'm being judged all the time. Not even necessarily harshly, but still like I need some explanation for everything I do. I know I don't. I really really know it. But silence scares me, because there's nothing to read in silence when I haven't got faces (and even if I had faces, I'd still never be sure; because it could mean THIS or THAT, but what about THE OTHER THING?) and I feel like I should explain, because what if it's a disapproving silence?

I don't know when I started caring so much about what people think. Maybe I always did and I just didn't have enough people who I respected enough. Enough to care about their opinions.

I know I should just stop.
Stop being oversensitive
Stop being self-conscious
Stop feeling like I am in a mental balancing act.

Like it's ever really that easy.

...
... It's ok though. I make it sound like it's all complicated and messed up, but I think it really will be ok. Being scared to trust that people really care about me doesn't mean I'm not doing it. I'm still going to be paranoid and afraid and unsure, but I know that it's mostly internal (except the tiny part that might really be there, my overanalyzing, over-thinking, paranoid scared mind is forcing me to mention. Shut up, you).

I think there are truly wonderful people around me.  I think that if WHEN I get over this worrying thing, it's all going to be fine. I really do.

No, I haven't had caffeine today. This is just what the inside of my head is like. It's kinda... Yeah. But I feel better for dumping some of it here.

... This is really, really TL;DR, isn't it? |D

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Oh snap guys, SUCCESS!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 19, 2010, 6:45 PM
  • Listening to: Powerman 5000
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hq.deviantart.com/blog/3099325… Dude 8V. We totally just won on this particular issue. Damn good jobs guys, got an apology AND we get the way stuff used to be back~
Stuff like this reassures me that standing up for what you think is fair can totally work out for the better sometimes.

So hey, anyways, now that comics people don't have to worry about automatic resizing killing their images, go take a look at :iconsovereigncity: !!! It' an OCT centered on Superheroes and Supervillains and I highly recommend a look!

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Because this kind of thing is IMPORTANT

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 18, 2010, 5:12 PM
  • Listening to: Powerman 5000
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So hey, If you're angry or frustrated by the recent change in DA's regulations on image sizes, there's something which could use your support:

chances are if you're one of my watchers, you probably also watch Beanjamish and may have seen this already, but in case you haven't, are some random passerby or whatever, you seriously need to take a look at this: :thumb157695349:

IF YOU SUPPORT THIS OPINION, PLEASE +FAV IT AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD! This deserves to get on the front page like WHOA.

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Superheroes and the Average Life

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 21, 2010, 12:02 PM
  • Listening to: WE ARE ADVENTURING
  • Reading: Webcomics~
  • Watching: Reign of fire (It sucks, but... DRAGONS!)
  • Playing: DnD (in my thoughts @_@)
  • Drinking: Ginger Izze 8V
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Keep forgetting this is here for some reason.

SO. First off, SOME PIMPIN'! Y'know those OCT things? The really damn awesome ones  that are tons of fun where you can fight opponents characters with your own and create these awesome plots and intrigue and stuff?
Well, I got a good one for you to take a look at, It's called sovereigncity and it is about SUPER HEROES. Or SUPER VILLAINS if that meets your fancy better.
It's run by a lot of the people involved with Ebon-Spire-OCT and it has some really nice prizes that the winners actually get to pick from (which is pretty neat).
It's currently taking auditions, although there's still plenty of time left, so if you're looking for an OCT to join, please do check it out!
:iconsovereigncity: :iconsovereigncity: :iconsovereigncity:~

In other news, my college applications are DONE and SENT and that is that. Only ended up applying to three schools, because I pretty much know what I wanna do and the type of place that'll get me there and make me a better artist at the same time, so why bother with more? I've already heard back from my number 3 school (I got accepted!) and am just waiting on my number 2 and number 1 schools before I make any decisions.
Proooolly not gonna hear back until around April though, so... Waiting game, wheeeee @____@

Life be pretty good these days. Been building up pages of buffer for me and sincerely's webcomic, which is the main reason why I haven't been posting as much by way of comics or finished work. Hopefully that comic will go live soon though and then you'll be hearing more about it, hehehe~
In the meantime, I'm currently working on a couple other things that I'll be able to post here soon enough.

I also am excited about hearing the Results of the National Scholastic Art Awards. I got a few pieces entered which made it past the regionals and are currently being judged. I proooobably will not win because the Nationals are INSANELY competitive, but having gotten there feels good nonetheless! (And looks very pretty on my college apps X3)

Finally. I really, really, really, REALLY FREAKIN' LOVE PLAYING D&D 8U. Just has to be said~

Muse is  huge geek, yes.

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WELL HI

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 16, 2009, 1:30 PM
  • Reading: Webcomics~
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Oh hey, that's right, I have a journal thingy.

Been semi-inactive recently due to SCHOOL and COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AAAAAAAAAAAAH. And... I'm not done yet 8I. So, uh... Yup. Gotta bunch of fun projects planned to pump up my portfolio, and hopefully I'll be posting those as I finish them.

Generally doing better than I had been these days, even with the workload. Got over a bit of a weird insecurity patch that I think was season-transition related, and s'all good again.

Aaaaaalso, totally take a look at this -> :iconsovereigncity: :iconsovereigncity: :iconsovereigncity: :iconsovereigncity:

Sovereign City is an OCT aiming to open early next year. It's all about Superheroes (or Antiheroes and of course possibly some Super villains too) slugging it out to see who's gonna be the new Hero of Sovereign City (and maybe boost the city's struggling economy in the process, ateehee). It's looking to be a fun one and I recommend checking it out if you're looking for an OCT to join! Or hell, even just one to watch.

Also, 'tis still a bit of a ways off, but my next Kiriban is at 200k, so keep an eye out.

FInally, making a to-do list for my projects so I can start checking stuff off.

- ARARAR LAB REPORT ARARAR
- Finish reading Richard II
- Do 18 short comic strips to paraphrase Richard II
- Color my Secret Santa
- Finish my 2-sided piece for my RISD app (required art)
- Start and finish my 3-perspective comic for my RISD app (required art)
- Finish coloring the Kitten and Yoyo pic for my portfolio
- Do a turn-around drawing for a new character
- Do a couple turn-arounds/ concept art for various minor monsters
- Do two to four environment speed paints for my portfolio
- Do a finished painting of Maya and Max with actual proper backgrounds and such
- Do a finished painting of Anna, preferably with a proper background
- Clean up the photos/scans of larger stuff I've done at School and such.

Sounds like a lot but only the first six are REQUIRED and the rest is just stuff I'd LIKE to do, for the sake up pumping up my portfolio before I finish applying. Thank goodness for winter break, I'm gonna need it.

Oh, and Happy holidays and such! Etc, etc.

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Minor Confession

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 14, 2009, 12:39 PM
  • Reading: Webcomics~
  • Watching: Sitcoms
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I am an Optimist, but I get so scared sometimes.

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Stealing Memes liek Whoa

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 8, 2009, 6:36 PM
  • Reading: Webcomics~
  • Watching: Sitcoms
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I feel like meme-ing. Interactive meme-ing. So ask about any of my characters you're interested in and I'll answer you with the following stuffs. And stuff.

1) how you thought of their name
2) what made you create the character in the first place
3) how the character has changed over time (if they have changed)
4) any random fun fact about that character

In other news I hate this time of year, I get this randomly occurring depression that makes me feel super insecure about things I shouldn't be insecure about and is terrible and sucks. But I won't let it defeat me *swats at the free floating anxiety with a fly-swatter* Go away, you.

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Check it out~

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 3, 2009, 7:35 PM
  • Reading: Webcomics~
  • Watching: The amount of homework I have grow far too fast
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Edit: forgot to mention, NEXT KIRIBAN AT 200k.

So. Auditions just opened up at :iconcivilwar-oct:, an OCT based around a war-torn city in the future, said war involving two groups of Super-soldiers, the Exhumans and the Artificials. There's a TON of potential for story possibilities and it's just plain cool, frankly. So I totally recommend it to anyone interested in looking to join in an OCT right now. I'd enter myself, but due to various other things going on in my life plus the fact I'm one of the judges, that's not really an option for me. But yeh, totally check it out!

On a related note, my friend sincerely (who is by the way the person I have been working on Artifact with) is interested in joining in Civil War, but since she really prefers to write, she's looking for an artist who'd be willing to team up with her, probably using her character White Knight Her Noble Steed by sincerely (although she might be open to tag-teaming, you'll have to ask her). Sin's a really killer writer and she's awesome to work with, so if anyone's interested, please don't hesitate to contact her for more details!  And even if you're not but are still planning on participating in OCTs at some point, check out the article she wrote on what makes a good audition. There's some damn good advice in there- sincerely.deviantart.com/art/W…

(By the way, please don't leave comments saying things like "I would totally draw for her, but blah blah blah" and things of that nature. If you're not interested or are interested but can't, just don't bring it up. Thank you.)



... In other news, I despise high school. But I love my new messenger bag. So it balances out.

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To Do~

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 18, 2009, 9:13 PM
  • Listening to: The voices telling me to WORK I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO
  • Reading: Webcomics~
  • Watching: The summer slip away too damn quick, get back here
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I need to get all this written down somewhere, so I can check stuff off it properly. Much of it is art, but not all of it. In the same vein, some of it is stuff I NEED to do, and some is just stuff I really, really WANT to do.

To Do List (in no particular order)
-Artifact (ongoing, not crossing this one off anytime soon)
-College Portfolio Arts
   -For RISD App: 3 12x16 drawings, one of a bike, one of anything using both sides of the paper, one of a piece of paper which has been "altered" in any way I want
   - For MCAD App: A landscape, an interior, a self portrait
   -All other college arts (to be added as they arise, oh god)
- Assemble the shelf I bought over a month ago and put stuff on it
-Back up both computers
-Read packet for Shakespeare class
-Watch Firefly
-Play Silent Hill 2
-Recover .PSD files from the Sony and reformat it so it is worm and virus free
-draw up some random soldiers and cop goons designs
-write Blacklight
-FIND more colleges of interest to apply to
-VISIT the colleges I already have on the list
- Get larger drawings scanned at Staples (or where ever) in case I need them for portfolio
- Refine monster designs for the Monstrum Major ref sheet
- Get my drivers license (Not likely at this rate)
- Finish any variety of misc. Art
- Maintain decent grades throughout senior year so I can do the other stuff without getting teachers/parents on my case
- Sleep
-Do "Character Soundtrack" covers
-Judge any and all OCTs I am a judge for.
-Make profile pics for Artifact Website
-Poke Sin about making the Artifact website

... Oh god.

Well, at least I'll never be bored. There's a billion other tiny projects I keep saying I want to do, but, uh, it seems unwise to even bother with them if they're not fairly necessary at this point in time.

Looking at this list, most of it is for either my college portfolio(s) or Artifact (or both). So... Maybe it won't be as bad as it looks?

... Oh god, I have so much to do D8>

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Interrogation time~

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2009, 3:34 PM
  • Reading: Webcomics~
  • Playing: Silent Hill 2. Or I will be eventually. Someday
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Ok, let's get that sleep-deprived mini rant on sleep deprivation off my front page already. Uh... I got nothing of particular to mention at the moment, soooo, let's do a meme type thing again.

Basically, got a question you want to ask a character? Please do so and they'll answer you to the best of their abilities (or wishes...). I've posted a lot more art of a lot more characters since the last time I did this, so hopefully there'll be more choice on who you can ask stuff.

Go wild and ask away~

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Death by mini comics

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 17, 2009, 4:46 AM
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I'd like to say it was a glorious death, but I'm so drained I can't even tell anymore. Artistic masochism, that's what this was.
Uh yeah, so I just finished the four page mini-comic that was my final for the pre-college course I'm taking at MCAD. I've been working on the thing since the week began and even though I KNEW I would end up pulling an all-nighter in the end to meet the deadline, it still was... Ugh. I dunno. The comic is completely traditional and done with real ink and nib pen (plus a brush for when I needed to fill in spaces quickly/ started rushing to get it done in time to be able to get some SLEEP). And I will say this on it:

I have never so greatly adored and simultaneously despised with all my being any piece of my work before. God. I love the thing so much and I also want to rip it to shreds as punishment for the hell it was. Gah. I've worked under deadlines and pulled all nighters before, but this was just different from all those. The unfamiliar medium + MUCH larger paper size prolly didn't help...

So yeah. That's where I've been at recently and hopefully I'll have a digital copy to post in a few days! Aaaaaand I'm gonna go sleep now. For... And hour and a half. Good god.

Oh, and a mocha latte saved my life. So I am only dead from comic-making, not pure sleep-deprivation. Well maybe some sleep deprivation...

... Ok, this journal is getting silly (I almost typed sleepy there). I think it's time I sleep. Or nap. Yup.

(I expect to be back home and more or less active again around monday, btw)

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Offf I gooooo~

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 2, 2009, 7:35 AM
  • Listening to: &quot;Blue Caravan&quot; by Vienna Tang
  • Reading: Webcomics
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Man, it's already time for this again? Time fliiiies.

SO yup, I'm headed off to Minnesota for about two weeks and some spare change, starting tomorrow. I'll be checking out a college I'm interested in while attending a summer art program at said college campus. It's a program I've been to before and had tons of fun at in the past, especially since one of the main topics is comic making <3.
Anyways, I'm bringing a laptop with me and might be online intermittently, but between not having photoshop/tablet pen/ a scanner/ time for anything except coursework, I won't be posting much (or at all, probably). If events of the past repeat, I will have enough doodles for another sketch dump when I get back though XD.

So yeah. I may be on a lot or barely at all, it's gonna depend on how busy I end up. Either way, see ya all in a couple weeks!

Oh, and for any of you who know and are interested/ didn't know but is now interested in knowing about the sci-fi webcomic me and sincerely are doing together, called Artifact, it's coming along really well thus far and hopefully might go live sometime later this summer, after I get back. Hope you guys'll check it out when it does!

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Please tell me~

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 10, 2009, 10:54 PM
  • Listening to: &quot;Blue Caravan&quot; by Vienna Tang
  • Reading: A Steven Speilburg Biography for School
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I found this unusual meme about styles. 'cept, it's not me answering the questions, it's supposed to be the readers and, well, I'm always curious on what people's opinions on this type of thing are (on my  art/artist styles, I mean). So, love to hear what anyone has to say! Yes, no, maybe?

1. Do I have a distinct style of drawing?

2. If so, what exactly is it that defines my "style"?

3. Would you say my art usually follows a "theme"?

4. What do I need to improve on or change?

5. Does my style (if I have one) remind you of/look like the style of anyone else?

6. Judging from whatever art of mine that you've seen, what do you think I do the best at?

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Requests:
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Art Trades: Closed
Comissions: Closed (I will post a journal when they open again)



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Fake Adult Birthday!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 3, 2009, 1:27 PM
  • Listening to: Artifact Playlist
  • Reading: A Steven Speilburg Biography for School
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So it is officially my eighteenth birthday! W00t! So now I can do all those fun, fun things grown-ups do, like vote at the next election (in four years) and buy tobacco  (Lung Cancer!) and buy pr0n and get tried as an adult and be drafted (if I was a guy) and, uh... Waitasec... Hm.

Only one of those things is something I'd actually do.
Well damn. What a rip off.

And I wish people would stop looking at me in shock when I tell them I'm turning eighteen and not... A lower number. Seriously.

IN SPITE OF ALL THAT!.. My birthday itself been really awesome so far! It's the first wednesday (ha, spelled it right) of the month, so my school let out a few hours early, My mom gave me a really funky, artsy black and neon green shirt (apparently she has more for me, but I don't get until the weekend when I go up to the lake with her and my stepdad, which'll be fun), some people have drawn my characters as gifts (which is incredibley awesome), I have been getting work done, and tonight I am going out to one of my favorite restaurants with my dad and presumably my brother.

Oh, and I found out President Obama declared June "National LGBT Month" :iconimhappyplz: Which just about made my day, let me tell you.

Aaaaand, the day's not over yet, so I'm just in a plain good mood :3 And next weekend me and my friends are gonna go see "Up" as my birthday party type thing (we'd see it this weekend, but between graduation of my senior friends, SATs for other friends and me going out of the state for the weekend... Yeeeeeeaaah...).

... Hee~ Good days are fun and when they're birthdays they're even better!
*goes to do more art*

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Moving right along... EDIT DANCE OF JOY

Journal Entry: Fri May 29, 2009, 1:10 PM
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EDIT: *dances* I finally got the acceptance letter to the summer program at MCAD. I was all nervous because I was put on the wait list last year but I got in! Going there before was one of the best experiences of my life and where I met a lot of my closest friends (not to mention learned a TON) so I'm very excited to go again. My dad is planning to fly out there with me a day early so we can also get an official tour of the school (since I'm considering it for college). And just... YAY! END EDIT

So that was a bizarre journal. I STILL don't know what happened, exactly, to make me so hyper. ANYWAYS.

This journal is not in any way me getting that other one off my front page ._. Not at all.

And I'm all happy, because I got this OHMYGODSOAMAZINGLYAWESOME commission I had someone do for me recently and they sent me the original Photoshop document and I doubled the size and printed out a section of it (as a test) and the quality is STILL GOOD. And I remembered my dad is taking me to Staples to get me a new calculator (I, uh... Left the other one at the place I took my SATs ^^; ) so I'm burning the file onto a disc and seeing if I can't get it printed! It's gonna make a kickass poster if it's not too expensive to do... Of course, it prolly WILL be, but... My birthday is next wednesday, so maybe I could convince dad to help...  Nah. I'll just save up. There's five billion print places over in the shopping district, not like this will be my only chance.

Uhm... Also, I finally had a breakthrough on the later parts of the BL outline, which I'd been kinda stalled on. Yay!

I'm moving along with my stuff for Artifact as well, trying to get as much concept art as I can done in the next couple weeks. And I plan to finish up most of the commissions this weekend, and hopefully have them ready sometime next week (provided nothing major comes up).

Aaaand school is annoying, but in a bearable manner. Finals start in a few weeks, which combines stressful test periods with looooong periods of sitting around (which I hope to use productively) since half my classes either don't have finals or have had them already (AP history ftw).

... "productively" refers to art and writing, by the way.

Also, my home internet works again. For no apparent reason. I'm not going to question it, so long as I don't need to use my neighbors wifi anymore XD

Yup.

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Art Trades: Closed
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Did someone slip me caffeine or something!?

Journal Entry: Thu May 28, 2009, 12:39 PM
  • Listening to: &quot;Stress&quot; by Jim's Big Ego
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Seriously, was there like a caffeine pill in my lunch I didn't know about? 'Cause I feel completely like I did when I had coffee back after the SATS as a celebration thing, and I need to MOVE around the room but I don't wanna and I have like five trains of thought going in my head at once and I want to tell them to my friends and can't because there's too much and they keep blocking each other and I keep forgetting what I was gonna say, except I'm not really forgetting, there's just too much trying to come out at once and I think writing this journal might help maybe and I wonder if my ADHD meds stopped working at random or something because this is ridiculous and hoooollllyy crap, this is all one sentence, isn't it?

*breaths*

That keeps happening. The talking so much I need to remember to breath thing and that's not UNUSUAL for me (and is why I like the internet, you don't need to stop talking to breath, you talk and breath at the same time) but it's more so today. And crap, what was I gonna say? I was gonna say something. Nevermind.

Uhm.

So obviously I'm feeling hyper and ADHD-y. And not quite as productive as I was last time, where I did all that brainstorming for BlackLight. Well, I have been doing that (I always doooo) but I was rereading my outline and am wondering what the hell I was trying to say in a few places, and why do I sometimes write in random colloquialisms? (Hey I spelled that right) I feel like they're meant to be HELPFUL in, uh, helping me remember what's going on there, but they're the opposite. But that's ok, because I'm not ACTUALLY done with the outline anyway and I was gonna rework those parts as it was, but I'm waiting on a few things I need to figure out. No problem, I can just further develop what I have in the meantime and besides I should really focus on Artifact Concept stuff (and actual stuff!) and Commissions right now.

Er. Yeah. Swear I didn't have coffee/anything else with caffeine. Seriously.

Mmkay. Bit better after all that. Really annoying how my thoughts move faster than I can type though and GAH! OK! NOT WRITING MORE NOW! STOPPING! Totally stopping. Just... Agh!

Right.

... So, carry on!

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Art Trades: Close
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Commissions EDIT- SLOTS FILLED, NOW CLOSED

Journal Entry: Fri May 22, 2009, 7:49 PM
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Alright, the five commission slots I had open have been filled, so commissions are now CLOSED! You guys really went for those quickly! So anyway, I'll let you all know if/when I choose to open more commission slots in the future via this journal. To those who've commissioned me, thank you so, so much! I'll get to work right away to try to get them to you quickly!</u>

Yo! So, between buying a new computer and the anime convention I'm headed to tomorrow which will devour the pocket change I've been saving up, I'm finding I don't have as many savings as I'd like, so I'm opening up a few slots for commissions for the first time! I'm only taking five or so for now to make sure I have time to do them, although depending on the types people are asking for I may take more.

Also, PLEASE, fully read the rules on the bottom of this journal if you're interested in purchasing a commission! Thanks!

Open Slots
1.Mirrorakay- Colored Full Character of her OC Mai- PAID
2.bekuki- Colored Full Character w/ BG of her OC Yoru Ikimura -PAID
3.Zeikier- Colored Full Character of his OC Shoki- PAID *waiting for money to clear*
4.SpiderPope- Water Color of his OC Sagittarius- PAID
5.Beanjamish- 3 Sketches, one of each of his OCs Isaac, Icarus and Miyan- PAID

Anyways, on to what I'm offering:

Pencil Sketches: $2 each or $10 for six
Sample- Ebon Spire, Artifact Doodles by The-Alchemists-Muse Artifact SketchDump1 by The-Alchemists-Muse
NOTE: although my examples show multiple drawings, you're only gonna get one sketch per each $2 purchase, although I WILL make them full body.

Inked Full Body: $10
Sample- A:BL- Please quit following me by The-Alchemists-Muse Noir Plague-Man by The-Alchemists-Muse
NOTE: Available in both simple (first sample) and sketchy (second sample)

PS or Corel Colored Body Shot (simple or no BG): $12
Sample- The Boss Lady by The-Alchemists-Muse   The Colonel, Hell Yeah by The-Alchemists-Muse
NOTE: The first is PS, the second is Corel. It is just a slight style difference you can choose between, they cost the same.

PS or Corel Colored Full Character (simple or no BG): $15
Sample- Sev. 'Nuff said. by The-Alchemists-Muse Asylum:BL - Thanks for 100k by The-Alchemists-Muse
NOTE: Once again, first is PS, second is Corel. Different styles, same cost.

PS or Corel Colored Single Character w/ Background: $25
Sample- A different type of Monster by The-Alchemists-Muse Uber-Nev Bday gift for Bean by The-Alchemists-Muse

PS or Corel Colored Mutli Character w/ simple BG: $30
Sample- The Way Out Is Through by The-Alchemists-Muse Oakley w,o fear- bday for jill by The-Alchemists-Muse

Simple WaterColor: $20
Sample- John Doe 2717 by The-Alchemists-Muse A different Patient entirely by The-Alchemists-Muse
NOTE: I am NOT actively offering more complex watercolors at this time, but if you think you have an offer too good to refuse, let me know and we'll talk about it. ALSO, I CAN send you the original, but it will another $10 plus shipping (and I can't send one to anyone outside the USA). You can choose to just receive a digital copy for free, of course!

<center>Rules
Payment
-Preferrably by Paypal please, although I will accept checks if you don't have an account. No other payment methods will be accepted.
-Be aware that when paying via paypal, you'll need to send the actual commission money + 4.9% and 30 cents to cover the transaction fee!
- Please be aware I won't begin work until I've received your payment!

Content Rules
What I DEFINITELY WON'T draw: Porn/hentai/explicit stuff, Heavy gore.
What I will draw: Light shonenai/shojoai/slash/whatever you want to call it, OCs, Fanart, animals, anthros/furries, robots.

-I reserve the right not to accept a commission if I either feel uncomfortable drawing it or don't feel I can do it well enough to be fair, regardless of how it fits on my "will/won't draw" list
-Let me know if you want it posted on DA, or would rather just privately receive a digital copy!

How To Commission Me
If you're interested in a commission, please send me a note labeled "Commission" stating which type you'd like, as well as the following:
-At least TWO references in a note for all commissions, in color if needed.
-Any/all details you want to request (pose, background if the pic has background, etc).
- Whether you want it to be colored in Photoshop or Corel  if you're asking for a colored piece (If you don't care, I'll choose the one I think is best for the pic)
-A basic rundown of the character's personality so I know what I'm working with (so to help me pose them better!)
-How you will be paying (check or paypal)

If there's no issues, I'll send you back a note with the price and either my paypal  or where to make the check out to! The amount of time it will take per commission will vary depending on medium and how complicated it is, so you'll need to ask after we've settled the other details if you want an estimate!

Special  Offer
-Any order over $45 will receive a free sketch!

If you have any questions, just leave a comment!

Alright, thanks a ton!

(P.S., check out my new header/Css ;P)

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Art Trades: Close
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OC's Quiz of Toothiness

Mon May 11, 2009, 6:24 PM
Rules:
1. You must choose only ONE of your OCs. Do it again if you wanna use another OC.
2. Your OC must answer every question as truthfully as possible.
3. Title the journal as "OCs Quiz (your OCs name)".
4. When you're done, tag as many people as you want.
5. Have fun!!!

1. Hi! What's your real name and nickname?
My real name is Fr-... No, that won't do. I need something else... As for my nickname, certain people tend to call me "Toothy".

2. Interesting... what's your current age?
That would be... Ah. One moment *counts on fingers, mumbling* Around 115, give or take a few years.

3. Uh huh. What's your favorite food?
Small creeping things. Preferably ones that were... Recently moving.

4. And your favorite drink?
Water. Most other things would just make me ill and I'm not nearly as unintentionally-masochistic as some people.

5. Confession time! Who's your crush/lover?
Hm... I'm... Unsure if that's what it is... He's... Just interesting.

6. Aww! Have you two kissed yet?
Ah, no.

7. Classic question! What's your favorite color?
Red is such a vibrant color... And it's present in so many things...

8. Who's your favorite author?
J.D. Salinger. Catcher In The Rye was one of the things which has kept me from collapsing into insanity via Boredom.

9. Now what's your biggest fear?
The method I know my death will be by. There is an unimaginable horror in knowing this... I have refuge in knowing there is no limit to how long I can potentially prevent it though.

10. *stifles a giggle* I'm not laughing *bursts out laughing* Sorry. Any siblings?
In a sense. They're all dead now, however *slow, wide grin*

11. Almost, it's only twenty questions. Who's your hero?
I don't have one.

12. Ok, who is your worst enemy?
Hmm. Who indeed. That masked pest is more a pain in my side than anything else, but they could be my biggest threat... Yes. It is them. After all, the others are even less worth worrying about, while if They get what they want...

13. What would you do if your hero and your worst enemy got together?
You don't listen very well, do you?

14. Interesting... what would you do if you met your creator?
I did meet him. That's why he's not here anymore *grins more*

15. Okay, I'll contact them right now. Done! Now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I- What? I AM grown! And what would "wanting" have to do with anything, I'm going to be what I'm going to be.

16. What's your worst nightmare?
... I... Don't want to talk about this...

17. What's your lifelong dream?
I don't particularly have a "lifelong" dream... But I have my recent motivations. And I am going to save him. No matter how hard they try to prevent it.

18. What would you do if your lifelong dream came true?
I will continue as I was. But this time, I won't be alone...

19. Ok, where's your favorite place to relax?
My main Latch. It is the safest place I know, after all.

20. Last question! What do you spend most of your time doing?
I seem to spend an awful amount of time explaining things to people who really don't need to know what I tell them...

21. We're done! Now tag whoever you want. DO IT!
... I don't know. Who hasn't done this yet?

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Requests:
Permanatly Closed. I might make you a present for a holiday or birthday if I know you really well, but don't count on it.
Art Trades: Close
Comissions: Closed until I get Paypal sorted out.