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Hello lovelies! How are you? How was your holiday/new year experience? There's a feature thing happening at the end of this journal full of personal ramblings, so feel free to skip to the bottom if you'd like!

Changes, changes, changes! Chronologically, I suppose, I've decided to undertake a scary prospect. Get a day job and use every spare bit of time to create! Writing, art, dancing, everything I can, I will. Because physics? Not for me. Don't love it as much as I need to for the hell of grad school. So I'm looking for a job. For a place to move. Philly is currently one of the top contenders. All I need is a tiny apartment with electricity. I won't have my car. I'll walk everywhere. I'll continue to be vegetarian (or close enough, curse you deliciousness of sushi!). I'll take a little room and make it my home, rather than what I did for the last year and a half, live in a room and treat it like a hotel.

Anyone looking for a roommate? Know a job opening in Philly? Or selling a tiny, not-overly-expensive apartment? Anyone? Anyone at all?

Speaking of, anyone in the NJ area want a pair of rats? They're the nicest boy rats ever, super friendly, will give nose rat kisses, and will happily greet you when you walk by. Come with a giant cage so they can be happy and at home in it, a crapton of toys, and a starter kit of food and bedding and everything you'd need.

Next next next..... Ah, yes. I feel I should mention why all my free money is not spent going to conventions anymore. It's spent going to swing dance events instead! Because I am obsessed. :D With good reason, but I'm going to try and find a balance between my love for the two, and the way I spend my money.

Speaking of art, I find myself constantly searching for inspiration. The things that used to work years ago have somehow lost their luster, and no one is sadder for it than I. So, please, if you comment, many recommend an artist on dA that you find inspiring? It'd help me so very much :)

Last but not least! You! I'm doing one of those "first 10 people to comment get a feature in this journal" things because why not? Stolen from TheCrowchan, a most amazing person of amazing, and I'll update the journal once I have the 10 features written out!

1. For each of the 10 first people answering this journal, I will post their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!
2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!

To start off, and not counting towards the 10, the inspiring lady herself!


1. Frontline by TheCrowchan
Because wow, awesome! I love the expression and  the way the shading is done, and the incredible amount of attitude coming from that drawing. Outfit design and the curve of that leg! Made doubly awesome because I remember Crow from years ago when we first met and I love seeing her improve - this work immediately had all of the things I loved about her style, but also a clear and easily seen proof that she's leveled up.

2. One Man Army by TheCrowchan
Because expressions! Because faces and characters and punching Hitler! Subdued coloring and gradients and ORANGE. It's hard to pick favourites from an entire gallery, and I'm not quite sure what prompted me to do this particular work over any other - I saw it in the thumbnail and thought it awesome, opened it up and was proven right. That's reason enough for me!

3. S :dA ROUND FIVE: PART V by TheCrowchan
So, this is in the middle of an entry, in the middle of the tournament, in the midst of EVERYTHING. If you're not familiar with Survivor: deviantArt, then my words to you are simple: Go. Go now. Go read everything still up. You'll see why I picked this page, plain as day. Don't read the rest of this description right now because spoilers.
I remember S:dA very, very clearly. I remember the characters and friends I cheered for, the stories I followed fanatically, how much I loved every entry, every artist, every story line. However, this right here is the first thing that comes to mind any time that tournament is mentioned. The last few panels of this page are so iconic to me that they've forever molded themselves into association with every part of that tournament. The idea that Hunter would be possessed by Endling's sins was astounding. The way they manifested to help him continue to fight was really cool. Seeing them so well-characterized was incredibly rewarding, especially since I'd been a fan of the sins for long before S:dA took place. Those last three panels on that page were positively chilling. In every way it spurred me forward, eager to read more, to see more. I've reread that one round, those last few pages, every time I idly think about Hunter, or S:dA, or Miss Crow, or anything even remotely connected to it. I think I might have said all this when the entry first went up, but I honestly don't remember, and I'm positive I didn't say it this coherently. I love those panels, Crow. I still get shivers when I think of Hunter's last line on that page. When I see it in my mind's eye. And that makes it my favourite thing in your gallery, and rightfully so. <3


United States
Current Residence: Tennessee
Favourite genre of music: A little bit of everything, really.
Wallpaper of choice: Everchanging, from geeky to geekier.
Favourite cartoon character: ...Can I name Tex Avery as a cartoon character?

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OfTheBlessed Dec 26, 2013
I just viewed "Law of Talos".  I heard about it from a friend.  Amazing story, Miss. 

I fear I may have missed something though.  What was the mistake that Karl made twice?
Testsubject276 Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: have thr time of your life fellow artist!
DapperNoir Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Happy Birthday! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party:
Baylor-The-Pikachu Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
gothbird96 Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!~
Elwilliam Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
Happy Birthday, I hope its a great one!
Happy Birthday to you.
Sit down, pour yourself a cup of your favorite drink, a slice of your favorite cake and have fun with what ever your plans of the day is
Noerusan Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Retro-Head Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BDAY :iconbigheartplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconbigheartplz:
LilPsychoHTF Jul 17, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMIGA :party::iconsuperheroglompplz:
Checkered-Queen Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And a happy birthday to you!
Checkered-Queen Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Send one to all your friends who you think deserve a hug (which, hopefully includes the person who sent it to you)!!

You might send it to your enemies as well!
It'll really make them stop and think!!!

If you don't receive this back, nobody likes you, and they wish you'd stop bugging them!

If you receive this back 1 time, open up! Find more friends, enemies, or enemies pretending to be friends

If you receive this back 2 times, you're off to a good start! (Unless you sent it to yourself! That's cheating!)

If you receive this back 3 times, you're a good friend.

If you receive this back 4 times, you're truly loved as a friend!!



Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away
LegendaryEon Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artist
Hello! Nice to meet you! You know, I have heard from one of my friends that you were the one who came up with Law of Talos. I am so glad you made it! And I'm glad :iconunknown-person: did the comics and animations! I thank you for that!
OMG I want to enter my oc nana in here~~
Testsubject276 Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wish I could enter a tournament like Law of Talos... although my technology is way too advanced to operate there...
rexle132 Feb 6, 2013  Student Artist
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