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...or rather, moving. Over to countercanon. ..taotie was a pretty cute name though. Those who voted, if you still want a doodle, you can note me over there with a ref aaaand I'll get it done.

Watchers, sorry to have to trouble you to shift your watch! If you can still stand me, that is.

Up till now, I've had this account for about 5 years, 30k pageviews. Thanks for everything! I think it's time for something new (and for me to stop feeling weird about my DA username) sooo here's to some new memories to be made :heart:

In other news, my birthday. For once it didn't suck. Props to ohmysky, I loooove having her around :heart:
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(will doodle something for all voters xD)

I've been thinking of getting a new DA account recently. ..since, well..just how many people can remember this one easily? On the first time you hear it? Plus it's old and..doesn't mean anything. I doubt it's anything for someone to take seriously, which is..the way I like to do things, but if I didn't want people to take me seriously I'd do it some other way.
(The dude who has the name I usually use doesn't log in frequently, which is a pity.)

So- here, help me pick. At the moment of typing these are unused.

1. gnomenreigen (it's the title of a piano song I'm learning now, and it's fun to play, but running the risk of people calling me gnome? xD)
2. borderoflife (I like this one. A Touhou BGM..and I might regret using a name from a game.)
3. reticeo (latin, to keep silent)
4. taotie (a monster from Chinese mythology that..eats.)
5. countercanon (I couldn't find a word that plays on the musical term "canon" that wasn't already used. This seems to have the meaning of going against convention. I like this one, with or without a hyphen.)

..I can't think of anything else and my brother's whining for the modem. So..which do you think works? Personally, at the moment I'm leaning very much towards "countercanon"/"counter-canon" but I might change my mind tomorrow.
Also if you vote for 5, tell me if a hyphen looks better xD Thanks much! I'm rather free now, so when you vote, link me a ref and I'll doodle something for you in thanks. :heart:

I'll probably create the new account tomorrow sooo above offer works only if you vote before I post a new journal. :3

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So how was your Christmas? x3
I suppose mine wasn't extremely interesting but that doesn't matter, I've already got stuff from slightly before Christmas to occupy myself with.
Presents-wise, I suppose I didn't get anything to unwrap today, but I got some candyyyy (and a can of cat food. I bet it was my mum who did it.) and confirmation that I get to spend time with my friend on my birthday <3

I'm either very hard to satisfy or not at all. :3
That is- I don't demand a lot because the things I demand are EXPENSIVE or hard to get. I mean- PSP. Good books (for some reason, I always pick up the expensive ones without realising it). Online money. They either cost a lot, or I haven't the face to ask for them as presents. So I don't ask. (o-on the other hand I sure wouldn't mind a couple of gold keys on Tygras *totally not hinting here*)
On the other hand it's the little things that matter a lot- ohmysky text-messaging me from overseas to ask about what we're going to do on the first, seeing people I care about being happy. Sooo yeah. It was pretty fine for me to have things this way.

5, 6 days more to my birthday and the new year? For once I'm looking forward to the day itself. <3 And say. Thanks guys, for the past year. You keep me sane. I owe you lots. Hope the holidays are happy for you. <333

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As religious or as secular as you want to take that. xD Not religious here, but my family likes to take the occasion as an excuse to eeaaaat. I ate 4 to 5 hours ago, and I'm still very full. There goes the past months' exercise~

I've started tinkering with C programming. Still not into the hard stuff yet, just writing some simple programs. The mental stimulation comes from figuring out how to write them efficiently (that is, not brute forcing everything).
I'm out of ideas for random little programs though. Already did up the more interesting exercises from the book for the chapters I've read.

3am. I should be sleeping now xD; Been having a hard time staying awake.
It's quite ironic that I sleep late during the holidays, when I should actually be able to sleep earlier.

............oh yeah.
Tygras anyone? www.tygras.com
I got an alpha account as a present. :3 There's a lack of currency going around though, so I'm not hoping for customs until more donations get in. Bawww.

..........OKAY REALLY GOING TO SLEEP NOW.

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I swear I haven't forgotten about the mass pchat thing.

...not entirely, anyway. Uh..I didn't realise it was already past the 20th. And then..I wanted to get ohmysky to join in too but she won't have internet for a while ;;
Possibly near the end of the month.
No guarantees though..with new year's day (my birthday!) coming, I might not have a full day of internet close to that time.

Speaking of birthdays, for once I'm not going all BAWWWWWWW over a birthday. Maybe it's because there are things I can expect, maybe it's because there won't be school on the next day, or both.
I still don't like the idea of growing older.
I'll be legal this coming year (and it's incredibly exact- I was born close to midnight, so my mum said) and..growing up is..bleh. Responsibilities and all.

I remember years ago I used to run around with digimon keychains, the ones where you can raise and battle digimon. I loved those. Everywhere there'd be some boy with a digimon keychain too, and my brother and I would just battle away. (my proudest achievement, by the way, was getting a megaseadramon.)

I wonder, where have those kids gone?

I suppose they went and grew up, and forgot about all these little things- sequences of buttons that were supposed to let your digimon win (the one I always pressed went CBACBACBACABA), killer numemons, randomly jogressing to see what you get..I remember them all.
It's still hard to believe. Does growing up meaning having to throw all these things away? You know- if anyone still played them, I'd carry digimon keychains to battle with them. Except they don't anymore.
Digimon, Beyblade, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards..all the things I loved to play with as a kid. Everyone else grew up, but not me..I still want to play. It'd look weird though.
My brother, whom everyone calls immature at 16, is the only one I know IRL who would still go for these things now.

For the record, when I was 11 (Primary 6), nearing the end of school and there was nothing to do, I played Beyblade with the boys. I don't know what the other girls were doing. xD Gaia Dragoon was my favourite.

So I thought about it, and I think-

WHY THE HECK DO I NEED TO GROW UP ANYWAY.

Well, too bad. I'll go on liking these things, and checking out kids' toys forever. (Has anyone noticed how so-called girls' toys get worse and worse? Or maybe it's my general dislike for gender roles.) I'll just be more lonely than usual, I guess. (the next hottest thing seems to be Bakugan. I don't quite understand it.)

Life should just be the way I like it. Do what I like, even if it means I don't earn much, or have to work hard, as long as I can stand at the end, look back and be proud that I did more cool stuff than the average person. That the world is in some ways better, because I made it that way. In the end, fame and money are only means to whichever ends I choose- to know more people, to survive, to make the people I love happy, etc.

Here comes the 18th year of life. I suppose the media makes it all important sounding and all that, but that's just trash.(So's a lot of the things the media glorifies, and that I hate to the inner core of my being.) I won't feel any more grown-up than before. 18 used to be a target. A few years ago, the artists on the Internet that I respected were about 18 years old, and I made it my target to be just as good or better when I reach that age. Whether I've managed it or not is something else, though.
..ah, and drinking won't be illegal anymore..xD
For the past two years I've felt like an observer rather than a participant. So this is what normal people like to do- dress up and go to prom? Read Teenage and Seventeen magazines (to be honest, I thought no one in their right minds would. I was wrong, and horrified.)? Is this what they talk about? Is this what growing up means?
A less-than-fascinated observer. Time passed in a flash. This is why sometimes I tell people I'm 17, but mentally 15.

Something I've thought of time and again- my mum once told me that learning slows when you hit 15. I've desperately tried to deny it. ..and what would you know..my learning speed's been increasing. I think it's trainable. Which I will continue doing.

In all- here's to a good year ahead. Christmas is coming soon, so is the new year.
I didn't originally intend this to be an entry filled with a lot of thought, but I guess I needed to write this somewhere, and it just flowed out. Thanks a lot if you read it :heart:

............and I should stop sleeping late. (it's 3.30am heredlfskjk;ldj)

Oh and. Hackers. They're pretty awesome. In the actual, proper sense of the word "hacker". (don't misuse it!)
See here: catb.org/esr/jargon/html/
I almost cried reading that- their mindset and behaviour, I know far too well. To the point that it was slightly eerie. It prevented me from fitting in with much of the crowd (read: JC environment) but well, I suppose I have a reason to be proud of it.

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I have another one posted on LJ lol but anyway.
In case you're a wonderful angel who's planning to give me something, there's no rush for Christmas MY BIRTHDAY'S ON THE 1ST. 8D And even so I don't mind anything being really late. I know how it is sometimes.

I'm too lazy to go search for the description thing at the top, so-

1. Paypal funds. I dearly wish I could transfer money IRL into my Paypal, but I can't. Otherwise I wouldn't be broke. D:
2. Alpha code for Tygras (www.tygras.net). I really want in, and it looks like there are only a few alpha accounts left for this round..I don't care if it's a loan of $10 and you want me to pay you back later. Which I can, after getting another commission done.
3. Wajas stuff, specifically tokens (aerials would be awesome, and cheap) and CWP. Normal pears make me happy too.
4. Postcards! Hand-drawn postcards. These are the only mail I can receive without my mum asking me who's sending them (since I do Postcrossing stuff sometimes).
5. I'm thinking I can explain things away by saying stuff comes from Postcrossing members though, in art trades or something, soooo I'd also like ACEOs/ATCs (basically 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch art cards)(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACEO). I'm a trading card maniac, so these would be awesome xD (as for subject, I'd like you to draw your own fursona/character(s) orrr just whatever you like lolol and write your handle name on the back so I know who it's from)
6. Tags! 150 x 150px art thingies. Of this: img.photobucket.com/albums/v42…
7. Trading cards (commercially manufactured ones):
- KHR trading cards with Shouichi and/or Byakuran on them (....>>;;; WHAT.)
- Hetalia trading cards especially with Russia (my friend likes Russia lol) / unopened booster packs
- Dragon Drive cards (these are ancient, so I highly doubt they're still on sale anywhere though)
- ultra-rare or higher Yu-Gi-Oh cards (like you're going to give them to me xD)(I always wanted a BEWD, really. Or the older rare dragons.)
- Loveless trading cards (I bought some on my last trip to Tokyo and regret not getting more, they're PRETTY.) / unopened booster packs
- rare Mushiking cards (check with me~ I might have some already)
- actually, any cards that are shiny and/or have really pretty art. *hoards*
8. Small art things (icons, pixel things etc.) For some reason I like hoarding these things..xD I could come up with refs.
9. Subeta profile. Okay yeah..so I don't stay on there so much anymore, but my profile currently looks like..nothingness, and I'm too lazy to learn how to code it (plus I have no hand with graphics)
10. This is entirely random but I'd like to own IOSYS's 9th album (featuring Cirno) as well as the Advent Cirno doujinshi (any of them) |D;


Regarding trading cards- uhm, I'd like to ask that you perhaps send something else along if you only have a few cards. Possibly a postcard stuffed into the envelope (blank or anything, free postcards, whatever). Or a doodle. Just so it doesn't feel so empty.

If you want my address, note me. If you live in Singapore, we'll meet up to save on postage.

I'm currently dying of art I need to finish by Christmas, so don't count on me accepting trades x_o

Been productive lately O/ Trying to churn out art. More coming, I think.

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Back from HK/Macau! The only part I really have to complain about is cigarette smoke. So much of it that I've actually subconsciously started glaring at smokers. Yeah, always hated the smoke, but I hate it even more now |D
Cigarettes are bad for you, kids. Not cool. These should be convincing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_co… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_e… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…
At the very least, if you want to give yourself cancer don't bring other people down with you, thanks.

Food was awesome ;; Uh, I think I regained the weight I lost in the past few months.

...oops. |D

Didn't get to meet up with Kittysaysmeow and Terraile though..;_; Next time, next time..!

In other news, SS magazine and a new artbook are inspiring me to drawwwww like mad so taking the chance to churn out old commissionsf;kadj;lfkjakjf; but but I haven't felt art-happy in two years (probably) soooo I'm..uh..happy. : D
I'm really messing around now, so things may turn out looking quite unexpected..which may or may not be a good thing. I'm throwing in a lot of beginner's luck (I don't ever seem to run out of it?) so it'd better be good.

Ah, and SS magazine. (Small S in Japan, the translated one is called Style School)
THIS IS GOOD. IT'S WORTH YOUR MONEY. BUY IT. OR AT LEAST READ IT. BUT I THINK IT WORKS BETTER IF YOU BUY IT.
It's released every 2 months in Japan and accepts art submissions from all over the world (though as expected, a huge proportion of the submissions are from within Japan itself). Each issue contains a bunch tutorials. Including a series of anatomy tutorials, which are awesome.
Most of each issue consist of art submissions..some are based on the given theme, others are just random things, but there's a surprisingly large amount of good submissions. It's incredibly inspiring to flip through- there are conventional styles, and some unconventional ones..plus within such a large collection of art..there are lots of interesting concepts (ranging from surreal stuff to interesting universes and characters)
The magazine works pretty well for amateur artists because a lot of the people submitting are amateur artists themselves..and occasionally it seems they pull people who submit good art to do tutorials.
Something random I noticed in one of the issues: one of toounit's works was submitted. xD
I want to submit stuff to it someday. Uh, if I make the deadline. |D

Alsooooo EOY convention was pretty interesting I suppose- got myself a Nendoroid Miku figurine (which I suspect is fake in all its odd flimsiness, but hey it still looks okay).
And my mum bought me cat ears..no, I didn't ask for them. They're black with ribbons and bells.
I'm not cute enough for them.
Now what?

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Going on a trip to HK/Macau! Possibly meeting Kittysaysmeow and Terraile, if all goes well :heart: I'll be back on the 12th!

ksm, Terraile: Identify me by my bag- black with red zips, and black/red skull pins (yeah, the WEWY ones) xD

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..does anyone know of any GOOD online tutorials (that aren't incredibly vague) for C? As in, the programming language. >>;
I'm diving into the deep end of the pool trying to learn this on my own, but that's okay, I can swim. I've got a ton of information right now, but more won't hurt, I suppose.

As to why I'm learning this..I'll keep that under wraps until I'm at least so deep into my plans that I can't stop right there. :D

Geek points go up.

...null pointer!

I'm glad for all the time I have right now. ;; Stuff I've had the time to try that I found out I could do, stuff I'm planning to do..

And yeah..I'm getting to work on those commissions.. *twitch*

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To the inactive Wajas users I know- can I have your apology packages after the site goes up? ;;
Just so you know if you haven't been following- it contains an aerial (new breed) token and a bunch of other things. Every account will have one.

In other news- www.woolly-hooves.com
It's madness. It makes really little sense. Maybe I'm really just extremely bored. xD

Also, TOUHOU. :heart:

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EXAMS ARE OVER. Well- that was at 9am this morning. (it's 5pm now.)
I'M SLEEPY BUT ODDLY ENERGETIC. O/ YES, IT'S WORKTIME. <- funny how I find that really fun

So uh- first things.

I'm starting to go into NDS homebrew development..I know almost zilch about it right at this moment |D A project is what I need. Thankfully I have the ability to come up with images (and music, I'm sure), so I can work on this almost alone, if I don't get lazy.
I was also thinking of making MUGEN characters (totally random, yeah) but unfortunately I can't seem to make MUGEN work on my laptop ;; DANG YOU, VISTA.

Then I need to get to work on art stuff, all the things I owe people dlfjs;ldkfjadkjbut yaaaay art.

And currently the RO server I was on before seems to have gone down, so I'm going to lurk on this one www.gatheringro.ch/
High rates, custom items, oh yeahhhhh. I'll also be going back to the official free mRO server once I manage to get my grubby hands on one of the new installation CDs.
And hopefully DANG VISTA will be kind and let me play D:

What next? I want to clear some of the Touhou games. This is out of boredom, really.
Then there's that fanbook-turned-doujinshi idea, collab with ohmysky, which I'm really looking forward to.

I have this incredibly long list of things I want to accomplish in these months. ;; I'm so glad for the holidays. This is the first time since..being 2 years old? That I'm having such a long period of non-school. I can educate myself in the things I like.

...........isn't it so incredibly ironic? After school's finally out..my holiday activities consist mostly of studying. :'D
But hey, I love studying. When I get to study the things I like, that is. So the teachers say students should take this opportunity to go out and work, but I JUST WANT TO LEARN MORE. (besides, I've already been working (commissions) 8D comfortably at home, too.)

Ah, and AFA '08. Who's going? I'll be there on Sunday!

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I REALLY want to celebrate after the exams! One of the things I was planning is a massive pchat session. As in- it stretches for as long as possible (hopefully roughly the span of a day, though I'll have offline times) and I hope to get lots of people in it.

Who's game?

I don't have a location or time or date yet.
Anyone can join in if they want to, I'm hoping to make this as rowdy as possible.
Just looking to work out some details first O/

It should be Pchat, unless I can get someone to host an OC networking session for the span of a day. And I know only Kittysaysmeow can host, but unless she offers I don't want to bug her about it. In my experience I'm not able to host, though I haven't tried hosting from my laptop yet. (I heard there are some requirements but I can't find them now)

So I now what I need is:
1. Who's interested (even if you don't know me well or were just dropping by or anything at all)
2. When's convenient (after the 20th November, give me a range of dates)
3. Any suggestions as to which pchat to use (preferably a not very occupied one, not requiring signups like Niko's pchat or something like that)

Yup!

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ohmysky and I are going to fanartwhore on asymptom if you're interested O/
I think it's going to be mostly KHR stuff. Lots of sketches, I don't know~
Sorry for spamming your inbox ;;
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It's the middle of exams O/
To be specific, it's temporally 1/3 done, and by number of papers, 6/10 done.
Currently I feel like I'm doing okay- school standards are higher than A level standards, so even if I suck in school I can still manage to do decently in the exams.

but of course.

I don't want to do JUST decently.

So current feelings on subjects-

GP- bombed. Pleeeeaaaaase give me a C at least ;_;

Chem- 1/3 done, that one paper was surprisingly..doable. As in- easier than the stuff I usually do, and I could vomit out more answers. I suppose this is due to exam pressure + the fact that I'm not getting that paper back so who cares I'm just going to write anything and everything that can give me a mark-

Math- 2/2 done. Currently panicking because I didn't have a 4/15(pi) in any of my answers (I haaaate people talking about the questions after the exams) though if all goes well and as I expected I should be able to get an A. I'll say I expect a B, but there's a sufficiently large chance I'll get an A.

Bio- 1/2 done. This one, by pure luck I happened to read the answers to a question that reappeared in the exam in the exact form. Plus Bio's always been my strong subject, plus at H1 things get even easier. The second paper is MCQ,  I fully expect to be able to not study (okay, just for the sake of it I'll do a bit of reading before it) and score high. Target, full marks.


Sometime I'd like to tell people that when it comes to doing things I've got the luck covered. :'D


In other non-boring news, I miss doodling. The first week was really heavy on tests so I couldn't afford to get out of study mode to draw. And ugghhhh study mode is painful. See why I usually don't go into that. But studying = good results and hell for 3 weeks isn't going to kill me yet. Not so hellish now since the first week's over. I can probably take a short break now before I go back to studying (Art d;lskjldkfj I still have lots to study for it) and well this is where you blame ohmysky for coming up with weird ideas that both horrify me but make me want to draw.

I know. I'm not being very coherent now. GP'S OVER DANGIT I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO WRITE ANY MORE ESSAYS thoughI'llprobablystillhavetosometime

--wait, I just went back to talking about studying.

Uh.

Oh. Secret santas. I sort of wanted to enter one last year but couldn't find a nice one. *picky* I have lots more time this year though..so I don't know. I'll more likely end up doing gifts rather than secret santa trades xD No, this isn't a hint- I might get lazy again. (every year I try to get gifts done and I never finish. D: )

On Obama's win- I'm struck by how Obama and McCain handled the victory/loss thing. They were gracious about it..which is..not something you see here, to be put simply..xD
And there were all the little events that happened during the voting process that I heard about.
And I read IHT (I'm keeping that paper, it might be useful later *packrat*) and..I don't know. I get this really strong feeling of respect for these two and for the voters..okay yeah, there was competition before and it was fierce competition but I hardly expected it to come to such a good closure. Speaking from the viewpoint of a person who lives in a multiracial country I didn't really get the impact of having a black American president until I read on some more.
This coming from someone who usually can't be bothered with politics. I couldn't help following it too, because at some point it wasn't just about politics, it was about history and the people and it fascinated me how it all boiled down to helping the country rather than having the title of President.

......of course there were the two who plotted to assassinate Obama risea07.wordpress.com/2008/10/… so it's obvious not everyone's going to be satisfied. This isn't the end though, it's the beginning. Just the beginning and then we'll see how things go in the future.

Did you go tl;dr at that? O/

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After poking around on pixiv and seeing the pikukage, pikugaku, pikufantasia things I was wondering if it'd be practical to do something similar on DA.
I haven't properly read up on what exactly this kind of activity is, but what I do know is that the organiser creates some kind of requirements/setting for a universe/group, and people who are interested can create their own character following the given rules and join before a given deadline. (I don't know of any further activity, though I've seen comic strips and mass gift art as a result)
Of course it will only work successfully at large scale and I doubt I'm influential enough to get publicity for it. It's just an idea I'm playing with~ Having a huuuuuge universe shared with lots of other people sounds fuuuun. <3


.......I was going to post a meme but it's almost 3.30am, oh noes.

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I was looking at this ippus.deviantart.com/art/Digim… last night and suddenly got all nostalgic xD

So..how did it all begin?
What was it like for you, when you first got on the Internet and realised it has PEOPLE on there?
When you started making your presence felt? (or try to, at least?)

It was Digimon FDD that got me out of lurking and actually posting on the Internet.
Haunting oekakis, stalking good artists, churning out giftart because I wanted people to comment to me.
I think it was a good thing I wasn't an extreme loudmouth, or I might have started fights, or something. Always demanding attention and everything..
In some ways it was a good thing. I tried to get better at drawing because people stick to good artists. And people love it if you draw them art..in a sense I was mostly drawing for attention and to make friends. Didn't do too well though, now..I barely have contact with people I knew back then.
I was the kid who was always getting jealous at good artists and the people who didn't draw well but still had friends. Always yapping, making mad comments on other people's art..I thought I had some attention but looking back, I didn't really. If I asked around now..probably only a few people would recognise my handle.

I've come a long way since then, I think- for one, I know I really do have friends online now. I don't know when people stopped ignoring me. Probably since Subeta.
Draw to make friends? I still do. Admit it- you came to me because of my art, regardless of whatever reason you have now for staying. I don't mind. It's convenient- what I can't express in words, I draw.
I still remember those times when I'd be bored and there wouldn't be anyone to turn to.(didn't have many friends in school at that time, and not with my interests)
So..this is the reason I look at everyone who comes to talk to me. I know what it means to be ignored and lonely. If you ever want a response from me, I'll give it to you. (comments that are compliments don't count because I can't think of anything to reply.)
And also- thank you for coming to me. I rarely ever reach out to people on my own, so I think..if I know you as a friend, chances are it's because you talked to me first.


There's a second part to the nostalgia- old characters.

Yes.

Those blatant Mary Sues xD
I thought mine wasn't all that bad, because other people's characters were apparently cooler. I get to be the unnoticed underdog.
Suddenly I feel like revisiting those sites to figure out what the heck was up with them, but they're gone now...in a way they're good and bad memories- good in the sense that I can look back  and laugh now, but also remember I hadn't anyone to plot with, when the whole thing was alive and kicking.

It's part of growing up isn't it?
When we realise we can't always have our way and we need to make compromises on our decisions. After a while it comes so naturally that it's impossible to unintentionally create a Mary Sue.
But time passes, and on finally reaching the stage where we have the maturity for that to happen..it's all gone. I can't say I'd be active if it still existed at the strength it used to be, but..perhaps, if all the people who were in it when I was got active, yeah.
The funny thing is how I look at that first character I made, and when I think of giving her a revamp..I can't. I hit a block. I can't think of what else I can do. xD; (it must be the haiiiirr. D: )
Maybe I'll go replotting or something. I use that character in another original universe, which is why I need a revamp..she doesn't really have a personality now. IT'S A DILEMMA. Keep the Sue-ness, or revamp? Alternatively I could split into 2 characters but I don't quite want to.

Oh yeah, feel free to laugh with me at my old characters.
Evolution over the years - img.photobucket.com/albums/v42…
I think this was her digimon's..mega? Ultimate? Form. I can't remember which - img.photobucket.com/albums/v42…
And Armour form which didn't work out and I changed eventually (secretly, I like the newer design) - img.photobucket.com/albums/v42…
That's the old of the old! Oldest being roughly 8 years ago.

Uhhh that was a long post. xD;
Not emo or anything, just..nostalgic. Old times were good times. The future is uncertain but I hope it holds more promise~
Someday, probably, I'll be looking back and thinking I was pretty retarded now. Then again, I don't want that, because that means I'll have grown up..I don't want to admit that, ever.
So I'm 17 now, and going on 18- but I haven't felt any difference from when I was 15. My mental age probably stagnated around there >>;;

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I've always been curious about synaesthesia o_o The type that connects sounds and colours. I want to know what it looks like.
Also just how far does the association have to go to make a person a synaesthete? I've heard of people who just have it in their head and they call themselves synaesthetes.

On a slightly related note: do you associate numbers/letters/music notes with colours?
Just..checking. I do associate these with colours but I'm really not sure why- whether it was all those children's books that had numbers in rainbow colours that caused it, or it's just..something that comes naturally. Or just something that comes out of being an artist.

I suspect the children's books because for the most part consecutive things give me the colours of the rainbow in the correct order- on the piano, C is yellow, D is orange, E is green..but the pattern breaks there. F is brownish. G is..pale yellow, I think. A is red. B is orange (darker than D).
But all these go on in my head. I don't think they really mean anything.

In other news it's ohmysky's birthday :heart::heart::heart:
I LOVE YOU VERY HARD OKAY :heart::heart::heart:

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So my friend Tale's been dragging me around petsites. D8 Hence the addition of two more contact details down there, for Aramii and Digis.

By the way.
I'm drawing some stuff for Aramii- I haven't actually started, but it might be up soon after I'm done.
So uh- that's that.
If anyone wants to join Aramii- registration is free but I can offer up 3 invites which gets me some site money..which I don't really need, after I get the site commissions done. So you can have the money if you want it, a little extra to start you off with. Note me if you want an invite :D
Aramii's currently small (IDs still in the 200s, I think?) and there isn't really that much. Please to be helping to expand the community? xD

Anyhow, school Art coursework's finally over ;____;!! I miss drawing for myself/other people so much. That is..drawing interesting things. School stuff is usually..not interesting.
The feeling after being able to throw it down was amazing. For the two days before yesterday I didn't have proper lunches (went for about 24 hours on just a small bag of chips lol) and returned home from school at 10pm Dx And then sleep was..just..2 to 3 hours yesterday at 3am.
I had it lucky, some people actually went the full 2 days without sleep.
So..it was an incredible feeling. I think I'll experience something similar again after the A levels are done..now everything seems so..relaxed.
Also, the irony: all the other Art students didn't want to think or see anything of the media they worked with (computers, photog, paint, etc.) and I was going GLEEEEE that I'd be able to draw more now..xD Ah now, the difference between people who draw to live and people who live to draw..
I'm actually getting happy thinking of the commissions I need to do HAHAHA- I mean, school Art doesn't really make anyone happy, not me at least..art for myself makes me happy..art for other people make them happy. So between school Art and art I owe people..I'd rather do art for other people. It's quite fun to watch people GLEEEEE over getting art..x3

I like giving people things. ;;
It's partly because they sound so happy.
It's also partly because they tend to flail so badly if they didn't expect it at all..xD That's also fun to watch.


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Grabbed off Emoria

YOUR BOY SIDE:
[x] you love hoodies
[x] you love jeans
[ ] dogs are better than cats ('bout the same for me)
[ ] its hilarious when people get hurt. (...not unless they find it funny too lolol)
[x] you've played with/against boys on a team (I try not to kick them too hard :))
[x] sometimes shopping is torture (when it's not books or games then YES IT'S TORTURE UGH)
[x] sad movies suck (I DON'T GO TO A MOVIE JUST TO CRY K)
[ ] you own an XBOX
[x] you played with Hot Wheels as a little kid. (now, come to think of it, why didn't my parents say anything..)
[ ] at some point in life you wanted to be a firefighter.
[x] you own/owned a DS, PS2, or Sega (I LOVE MY DS. ;;)
[x] you used to be obsessed with Power Rangers
[x] sometimes you watch sports on TV
[ ] gory movies are cool (they're okay for a while..then I get bored.)
[ ] you go to your dad for advice (uh- I don't really go to anyone for advice xD)
[x] you own like a trillion baseball hats (they're all..buried somewhere..and by baseball hat, I assume it's the hat style, and not the relation to baseball.)
[ ] you used to/do collect football collector cards (do stickers count? Couldn't get cards here.)
[x] baggy sweatpants are cool to wear (HAHAHAHA)
[ ] its kind of weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people
[x] green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors (dude, grammar!
[ ] you love to go crazy and not care what other people think (unfortunately I worry too much.)
[x] sports are fun (badminton! I can do a pretty mean dog paddle too- *shot*)
[x] sometimes you talk with food in your mouth (THEY SPOKE FIRST.)
[ ] sometimes you sleep at night with your socks on
[ ] you have fished at least once

TOTAL = 13

YOUR GIRL SIDE:
[ ] you love to shop (..no thanks.)
[ ] you wear eyeliner (ewww makeup)
[ ] sometimes you go to your mom for advice (like I said, I don't burden people with my problems x_x)
[x] you consider cheer leading a sport (well if anyone says so..)
[ ] you hate wearing the color black
[x] you like going to the mall (especially in the mornings, it's so quiet x3 and and the bookstores, game stores..whoo.)
[ ] you like getting manicures and/or pedicures (ew.)
[ ] you like wearing jewelry (tooooo troublesome)
[ ] you cried watching The Notebook (..what the heck is that?)
[ ] skirts are a big part of your wardrobe (they're NOT in my wardrobe lol unless you count my school uniforms.)
[ ] shopping is one of your hobbies
[ ] you don't like the movie Star Wars
[ ] you are/were in gymnastics
[ ] it takes you around one hour to shower (mostly not, because I'm busy)
[x] you smile a lot more than you should (I laugh very easily Dx Sucks when I'm trying to look serious)
[ ] you have more than 10 pairs of shoes (ONE FRIGGIN' PAIR IS ENOUGH FOR ME)
[ ] you care about what you look like (well no, actually I don't.)
[ ] you like wearing dresses when you can (eewwwwwwww)
[ ] you like high heel shoes (YOU GET KNEE PROBLEMS AND EVERYTHING WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF?!?!? AND CAN'T RUN EITHER. SUCKS.)
[x] you used to play with dolls as a kid (for a short while..then my brother laughed at it, and I stopped lolol)
[ ] you like putting makeup on others
[ ] you like being the star of almost everything (tooooo troublesome)
[ ] pink is one of your favorite colors

Total = 4

..........HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'M NOT NORMAL AND YOU KNOW IIIIIIIT

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I think it's brilliant. ;;

Something like Wajas, and probably less on the puppy milling side. At least it feels that way now, I don't know what it'll be like after the wishing/breeding script's actually all done and working :o;; And when more users come in. (general consensus: the more popular a site gets, the higher the chance of pulling in people who have less desirable traits)

Currently a lot of us are super rich compared to what normal users will be like in the future. xD Too much currency floating around, too few users, too little to spend it on, but we're pretty generous, oho.
I'm not especially rich but I think I can pass off as rich. (spending custom tokens like water!) ohmysky/Ang has half my money and we're going YAY MONEY YAY
Sooo I have two friends on there with me and our IDs are 791 (mine), 792 (Ang's), 793 (Tale's). xDD (793 was originally my second but I passed it to Tale so we have CONSECUTIVE IDS ISN'T THAT COOL-)

Tell me if you join, 'kay?


--

What the heck's a non-argument-- oh well.

Hee, I read something on LJ, a rant about style stealing (or rather the way people view style stealing). It was roughly going along the lines of people shouldn't hate on style stealing because it's a good sign- that you do actually have a style worth stealing, and people actually like it.

With regards to style, I support the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Personally I feel it's much stronger than people telling you everything you draw is so absolutely wonderful.

I could type up an whole essay on it, but naaawwww I'm too lazy right now(and supposed to do work, dangit). If you want to duke it out with me, go ahead (kick my brain to work!), I'm pretty confident I can argue this one xD



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Art for school = pure madness
If you think you've worked on a huge canvas before, and it's just over a thousand or a few thousand pixels on a side, you should try the size I'm supposed to work at. Over ten thousand pixels, on the SHORT side. The long side is..I think it was 62226 pixels.(I remember because it was a palindrome) I had to cut it up, but even so, augh. This is all for the sake of having it printed large...fixed the short side at 60cm, and the long side was 2.69m- longer than I'm tall D8

Also the realisation that I suck at picking realistic colours keeps flying back in my face. Ugh.
And joy, I have just 3 days left to finish it! I'll go back to dying on the thing now.

Sometimes I headdesk and ask myself why I chose to do a digital painting for Art, and then recall that I have no formal art training(they didn't even teach me anything in JC! Dx Aside from a little bit of perspective.) and if I can't manage a digital painting it means I'm quite useless.
So...D8
The only thing that's really making me work on it now is the music I'm playing to distract myself from how horrible it is. Boo.

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