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Hey, everyone! Long time, no see for most of you out there.

I went more or less inactive here on deviantART at the end of 2010, even to the point of removing many good friends and artists from my watch list to avoid a flood of activity in my Messages while away. I've been on now and then submitting the odd piece of new art, but really it wasn't just dA--I haven't done much art in general in all that time. I've done a lot of 3D work for games and stuff, but nothing artistically satisfying/impressive that's worth sharing.

It hit me recently that I ought to start taking commissions. I could really use the money these days, and it'd give me an excuse to draw again since I seem to find very little time for it on my own. So, that's what I intend to do! That, and I'm going to add some of you back to my watch list, if you're still around and active, that is.

If you're interested in commissioning me, I hope you'll find my intro rates shockingly reasonable.
sneaselplushie.legends-station…
Greetings ye few who dare to watch my journal entries! As usual, whenever I manage to get more or less caught up with everything in my message center, seems it's about time for a new entry just to keep things fresh.

Well, this time I have some interesting news, or what may be considered interesting news in the eye of the right beholder at any rate... It's been well over a year since I signed up for a second deviantART account, one which I intended to be primarily for my photography with some original works thrown in with the hopes of maybe making a buck or two through the Prints program. At last, I'm finally putting it to use!

I do have some original stuff here on this account already, but it's more or less become fan art centric. Anyone who's interested in keeping an eye on a different side of my art or simply likes nature photography with an amateur's twist, please pay a visit to this farandbeyond.deviantart.com/ and add it to your watch list if you should feel so inclined.
  • Listening to: The usual...
I haven't created all that much new artwork lately, and I'm talking the last year or two. It tends to have an affect on how much I upload here. Then when I actually DO create something, I'm out of the habit of sharing it. Well, my apologies for flooding everyone's message centers with a bunch of new deviations, but I figured it was about time I look through my portfolio and pick out some pieces to help bring things up to date around here.
  • Listening to: OMG, Winamp is actually silent for a change!
Well, not usually anyway, but it's been awhile since i did, plus my last journal entry is from more than a year ago, and I was tagged by teh Dia of all people, so I caved in.
:icondia-aren-marie:
"Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal."

I'm abandoning the rest of the rules, so there. All right, here goes...

1. I hate the cold. We had a nice white Christmas but now I want winter to go away, quickly, forever!

2. I recently broke tradition by naming my new computer Dusknoir. Before they had all been eeveelutions.

3. Every year my Grandma gets me a box of Peanut Butter Crunch for Christmas, and I find it hilarious that the stupid picture on the back of the box hasn't changed for at least the last 5 years, maybe longer.

4. I love writing, much more so than drawing these days. Inspiration and motivation can be especially tough with writing though. Getting published is even harder still.  XP

5. I opened another DA account last year with the intent of making it primarily a photography account with perhaps some original artwork for sale as prints, but I still haven't gotten around to using it.  o.o;

6. My love of the Pokémon games lives on. Oddly enough, I find myself playing my primitive Red version more than any others lately. When I have time to play, that is.

7. The forested mountainside where I live is a lovely place for hiking in the warmer months, but you gotta watch out for snakes.

8. Between 1995 and 2000 my brother and I kept 100 pet turtles, with 13 as the highest count at once for a brief period. I sort of miss it sometimes, but it was a lot of work.

9. I used to be a semi-hardcore video gamer, but I've lost my touch, totally and entirely.  >,<

10. 2009 was the fastest flying year of my life, by far.  @_@  I got a lot done, but didn't accomplish any of my big goals for the year. I hope 2010 will move a bit slower.


Happy New Year, Everybody!
  • Listening to: My Own Mental Note: Put Another Log On The Fire!
I finally got all caught up in August and announced my return, only to fall behind on uploading and commenting on new art almost immediately. So it goes, nobody should be too surprised I guess.

Gonna try to pick up the pace again after the ever-busy Christmas time has passed. Is everyone enjoying the holiday season?
  • Eating: Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Drinking: Silk Nog
Happened to notice I recently passed a modest 10,000 page views. Took me long enough, eh?

Occasion noted. That is all.
I've only submitted 3 new deviations in the last year, and I've had artwork to comment on and comments to reply to sitting in my message center for about that long, but no more!

I've replied to all the important stuff and wiped away the rest for a clean slate feel, and I've just uploaded a new semi-recently-done piece of art to get things going again.

I still don't expect to be super-active around here or anything, but now that I'm caught up I hope to stay that way and I have more artwork I plan to upload soon.
*dazzle*

Let's see here, I just uploaded a major piece of artwork I did over the first few days of the month. It was made for my website, which is going through major upgrades at the moment. February 8th was its birthday and I uploaded a whole bunch of stuff I'd been preparing for the occasion, so go me! I actually met a deadline for once, and my schedule gets to ease up a tiny bit because of it.  ^_^

*can't remember how long that's been*

I have another piece of artwork coming soon, Pokémon variety. It's an overdue award for one of my site's (my other site that is) coloring contests which run seasonally. Please look forward to it, should be uploaded tomorrow or the next day. I have another picture I want to draw as well, just a random and quick one though, so we'll see if I actually get around to it or not...

Anything else before I submit? Oh yeah, I got a package from Dia! dia-aren-marie.deviantart.com/ Yeah, yeah, it's been a long time coming, but it finally arrived and I loved it--original art, as in on-paper! I was only expecting one piece, too, not three.  ^_^  I haven't been able to reach her on IM to say thanks, so I guess this'll work here. THANK YOU TEH DIA!!!
  • Listening to: Nakanomori BAND - Satellite
  • Reading: My journal to check for typos
  • Watching: These letters appear as I type
Okay, so I'm playing along with yet another tag thing that's going around.  XP  I will not tag anyone else though. If anyone's interested they can do it on their own, yes? Now, this is probably going to be as boring as all my other journals, because nobody knows my original characters. Oh well, here goes nothin'...
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Choose twelve of your original characters in any particular order. Then, answer the questions that follow. No peeking at the questions beforehand!

01 Circles
02 Deeplo
03 Knights
04 Kwiky C
05 Maldo
06 Marara
07 Milian
08 Ontray
09 Rarry
10 Rask
11 Terror
12 Treppo

The Questions:

01) Who would make a better college professor, 6 or 11? What subjects would they teach?

Terror (perfect name for a villain wouldn't you say?) would be better than Marara, because of his vast knowledge of all sorts things... He'd be tough on his pupils though, but then again so would Marara.

02) Do you think 2 is hot? How hot?

Deeplo?  HAHA!  He's a short, dino-lookin' mayor in a top hat. Not exactly MY idea of hot, but maybe somebody out there would think so.  XP

03) 12 sends 8 on a mission. What is it, and does it succeed?

Treppo: Go pick up my guitar and amp and bring them to the stage for tonight's performance.
Rarry: Who are you to be ordering me around? Do you have any idea who I am?
Treppo: No, but you've got wings so you should be able to do it quickly. I'll make it worth your while somehow.
Rarry: ...Front row concert tickets.
Treppo: Deal.

04) What is or would be 9's favorite book?

Hmm... Rarry... I wouldn't think of her as a big reader. She definitely thinks highly of herself though, and might like an encyclopedia of cosmetic tips to keep herself looking her best.

05) Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?

Oh man, what are the chances that two of the three island leaders would end up in THIS question?  o.o;;  Technically I guess it would make sense for Princess Marara to swear fealty to Mayor Deeplo, as she reigns over the smallest of the three regions and he the largest. No way would she ever give up her throne or bow down to anyone though.

06) For some reason, 5 is looking for a roommate. Should he/she share a studio apartment with 9 or with 10?

Maldo's carefree, surfer-dude spirit would get on Rarry's nerves instantly, so I'd have to say Rask. Rask is wild though, insecure and can get nasty at times. Poor Maldo, what horrible choices!

07) 2, 7 and 12 have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?

Deeplo, Milian and Treppo? What an unlikely threesome... They'd probably go to the Neon Butterfly, a happenin' little restaurant run by Kwiky C, seeing as  it's in the same city where Deeplo and Treppo live. The discussion would be... Hm, Deeplo would be going on and on about the island's troubles and seeking help. Milian only cares about one thing, rubies, so she'd be cleverly inquiring about what sort of shape the mayor's treasury is in, in regards to helping the island of course.  ;)  Treppo's the quiet type. He'd probably get an idea for a new song and excuse himself early to go write it.

08) 3 challenges 10 to a duel. What happens?

OMG! Knights challenges Rask? Rask is the type to pick fights, but anyway the outcome would be about the same. Knights, the old and wise (and incidentally the supreme magic expert of the entire island), would probably just trap the hot-headed Rask in a big bubble or something and send him floating back to his home near the marsh.

09) If 1 stole 8's most precious possession, how would she/he get it back?

Circles steal from Ontray? No way, they're best friends... And even if he took something out of a misunderstanding, Ontray has nothing that could be considered his most precious possession...

10) Suggest a title for a story in which 7 and 12 both attain what they most desire.

"THE QUEST FOR WEALTH AND POWER!"
Sounds rather unoriginal, hm? Seriously though, Milian is absolutely obsessed with rubies, and Rask is determined to become a great and mighty warrior. I suppose it could be called,
"The Path to Rubies and Recognition"

11) What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 and 1 to work together?

A theif steals from Kwiky C's restaurant and makes their getaway in Circles's Float Boat (it's like a wooden rowboat with a little sail, but it hovers about the ground)! Now Kwiky and Circles must team up and take action to track down the fiend!

12) If 7 visited you for the weekend, how would you get along?

OMG! I think Milian is my most adorably cute character of all, so I would love to spend time with her... But I don't own any rubies, so she'd be bored to tears.  XP

13) If you could command 3 to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?

Oh wow, being able to command someone as powerful as Knights would be kind of like having one wish from a genie... Imagine the possibilities...  *drools*  XD

14) Does anyone on your friends list write or draw 11?

Nah, I've never share my original characters with anyone save for showing a few to my closest of friends, but that was long ago.

15) If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, which would it be?

It totally depends on the situation. Deeplo is a good mayor, and a very fair judge. He does happen to be related to Maldo, but he doesn't exactly think highly of him so it wouldn't affect his judgement.

16) What might 10 shout while charging into battle?

Rask, being an ambitious, young punk likely to request a rematch after a loss, would probably say, "I'll show you this time!"

17) If you chose a song to represent 8, which song would you choose?

Ontray? I think "Toby" by David Burns would be a good one.  ^_^

18) 1, 6, and 12 are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?

Circles and Treppo are both kind, easy-going guys. Even if they were starving for more, they'd soon give in to Marara's insistence that she being the only lady present (as well as being a princess), they should let her take it.

19) What might be a good pick-up line for 2 to use on 10?

Both are guys...  XD  How about this?
Deeplo: You know, you're young and strong, the island could use someone like you to challenge Terror and rid us of his rage.
Rask: I may be young, but I'm not stupid!

20) What would 5 most likely be arrested for?

Maldo's most likely offense would be trespassing, if his surfing took him to someone's privately owned section of beach.

21) What is 6's secret?

Can't tell ya, it's a secret!  XP  Well, okay, but keep it quiet.
Princess Marara is reclusive, powerful, and proud of her royal position. However, despite her harsh appearance she cares for and loves her castle guards as much as they do her.

22) If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first?

Hmm... Both are about the same size and have wings, but I would imagine Rarry could go a bit faster than Terror since he's clad in armor.

23) If you had to walk home through a bad neighbourhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 or 8?

Let me see, would I choose Ontray, the hero who carries an axe or Milian, the little girl who carries a bag of rubies? ...I'd actually probably feel safer with Milian!  XP  She's not strong, but she's sly and tricky, whereas Ontray is trusting and naive.

24) 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4's sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that he/she is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5, they seek out 3 , who gives them what they need to complete their quest.

Circles and Rarry teaming up? It certainly would be reluctantly... But Terror, acting as a spy for a restaurant owner who has kidnapped the island's most famous musician? This is getting ridiculous! Maldo has absolutely NO advice to offer them, no wonder they seek out Knights, the truly wise one. Only Knights would have the power to set things right if they'd gotten this messed up!  XD

- What title would you give this fic?

"Concert Cancelled, Kwiky Conquered"

- Name three people on your friends list who might read it.

Splashie, Dia, and MeteorSummoner - The first two are my really close friends, and the third is the only other person who ever seems to comment on my journals.  XD

- Name one person who should write it.

...I wouldn't wish anybody to waste their time on it!  XP
...thoughts and updates, since my journal is in desperate need of something new...

> The newly revealed Pokémon aren't very cool looking for the most part, but then when I think back to the earliest revealed ones for Ruby and Sapphire, neither were they.

> I'm still learning guitar, sorta. I seriously hope I can start finding the time for daily practice again this fall.

> Went to Japan in the middle of July. That was totally awesome! Everything about it, totally wonderful time!

> I'm finally nearing the end of writing a novel that I've been working on now and then for a few years. I like it, and I'm hoping it has potential for publication in the not-too-distant-future.

> Of all the unbelievable miracles, I've recently discovered that I can actually draw human portraits fairly well. I've done a couple now that I can point out just a few flaws, as opposed to having the whole thing be one big flaw.

How was that?  *looks at the six sleeping people left in the audience*  Whoochichi!
I've decided to answer the questions... but only because my present journal (now previous) was so pointless and full of absolutely nothing.

1. first name?
-- It be Paul!

2. were you named after anyone?
-- Yes indeed, Uncle Paul!

3. do you wish on stars?
-- Heck no, I make my wishes here on Earth.

4. when did you last cry?
-- Hm... *thinks hard* Had some occasions for watery eyes recently, but I can't recall the last time I actually cried for sure.

5. do you like your handwriting?
-- If I'm trying to write nicely (like back in school when I'd get A's) it's nice, but my normal writing can get a bit messy...

6. what is your favorite lunch meal?
-- Homemade herb and cheese roll, with a small pile of Sun Chips!

7. when is your birth date?
-- April '82

8. what is your most embarrassing cd?
-- Are CDs embarrasing?  o.O  I guess I could say Killer Cuts.  XP  But I didn't buy it so to speak, it came with Killer Instinct for SNES.

9. do you have a journal?
-- Mmhmm. Nightly entries for over 10 years. Why, I don't know, because it's so boring to read... Sometimes it's handy for reference I guess.

10. do you use sarcasm a lot?
-- Not as much as I used to.

11. what are your nicknames?
-- Online, I don't think I have any, except maybe Orangemeister?  XD  IRL, Wallums and various forms of it.

12. do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
-- I surely do!

13. do you think that you are strong?
-- In body, about average, maybe slightly above. In spirit, oh yes!

14. what is your favorite ice cream flavor?
-- Vanilla. I iz teh boring!

15. shoe size.
-- 9 1/2 last I checked... I think... Been wearing the same boots for about 4 years now. They're goooood!

16. red or pink?
-- Red!

17. what is your least favorite thing about yourself?
-- I hate the fact that I take on too much, and always feel like I'm letting people down or making them wait forever.

18. what do you miss most?
-- My old friend, Andria... but then, I hope I never see her again.  >.<

19. do you want everyone you tag, answer it too?
-- Only if they're feeling inclined to do so.

20. what color pants and shoes are you wearing now?
-- Black pants, black slippers.

21. are you listening to your favorite music right now?
-- Not "very" favorite but it really doesn't get much better than HY!

22. what was the last thing you ate?
-- Just finished lunch, see above.  ;)

23. if you were a crayon, what color would you be?
-- If I wanted to be useful, I'd choose blue because I think that color gets used a lot for sea and sky, etc. If I wanted a long life as a crayon, I'd pick some ugly yellowish-brown color that people would be likely to avoid using.  XP

24. what is the weather like right now?
-- Cold, but nice and sunny.  Can ya dig it?

25. last person you talked to on the phone?
-- It was that Roy guy, I'm trying to get satellite Internet. *makes a note to call him back*

26. the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
-- That they're female... Obviously!

27. do you like the person who tagged this to you?
-- TEH DIA! Still one of my best friends, even if we don't connect very often.  ^_^

28. favorite drink?
-- Used to be Apple Juice, but I don't know of any really good brands these days, so I can't be sure that still holds true.

29. favorite sport?
-- I suppose I'd have to say Basket Ball, but I really don't know...

30. favorite colors?
-- Green and purple!

31. eye color?
-- Hazel, ugly.

32. do you wear contacts?
-- Nope.

33. favorite food?
-- Mom's lasagna and Sun Chips! The only foods I get excited over anymore.

34. last movie you watched?
-- Morning Musume's Love Is Alive! Spring Concert Tour, if that qualifies. It's on a DVD.  *shrugs*

35. scary movies or happy endings?
-- I'd have to go with happy endings, as I find scary movies are never scary so it kind of defeats the purpose. Plus, I'm just a generally happy kind of guy.  ^_^

36. summer or winter?
-- SUMMER!  *throws moldy bread crumbs at winter*

37. hugs or kisses?
-- Definitely hugs.

38. what is your favorite dessert?
-- Don't really eat any.

39. what books are you reading?
-- None, except I'm in the middle of writing one, and I keep rereading what I have of it so far, to make sure it sounds good and flows properly.

40. what's on your mouse pad?
-- I have... *counts*  5 mouse pads and don't use any of them.  XP

41. what did you watch last night on the tv?
-- Two episodes of MacGyver, great show... It was on DVD though, no live TV in this house!

42. favorite scents?
-- Nature smells, I suppose... Like a cool, mountain stream, or that scent that sometimes tells you Autumn is almost here.

43. favorite sounds?
-- My cat, Tango, purring. I just love knowing he's happy.  ^_^

44. rolling stones or beatles?
-- Beatles fan, comin' atcha!

45. what's the farthest you've been from home?
-- I've been to the Pacific and the Atlantic, and lived at three locations in between, so it's kind of irrelevant.

Tagging just one person:
Splashie! splashie.deviantart.com/
!WARNING! POINTLESS JOURNAL ENTRY !WARNING!

Amazingly, I have uploaded my first desktop and ID in the same day!

And... this short little journal entry will be a nice replacement to the one that's been sitting there since October.

kthanxbuy!
Yep, yep, Dia dia-aren-marie.deviantart.com/ double tagged me, so I've decided to play along...  o.o

SURVEY BATON

Total Volume:
She assumed this meant hard drive space, so following her lead... One computer has 210GB, and the other has 80GB. I use two, they're linked.

Last CD Bought:
Um, I think it was Yoko Ishida's all of me.

Song Playing Right Now:
HY's Dreaming, from their Street Story album.

Five Songs I Listen to A Lot, Or That Mean A Lot to Me:
Every Little Thing - Forever Yours
Every Little Thing - Deatta Koro No You Ni
Every Little Thing - Dear My Friend
Naomi Kaitani - Tooi Kono Machi De
Every Little Thing - Fundamental Love

And this baton is passed on to:
shelldragon shelldragon.deviantart.com/


20 THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF

1. I name my computers after Pokémon. First was Eevee, second was Espeon, third was Vaporeon, and my laptop is Umbreon.
2. I'm a vegetarian.
3. My favorite colors are green and purple, and have been for 12 years.
4. I shaved my head exactly two months ago from today and my hair's growing back nicely.
5. Over the years I have had over 100 different Turtles as pets and managed to come up with interesting names for every one. (don't keep any these days)
6. I love sunshine and warmth. Cold and gloom honestly effect my ability to focus on my art and other projects.
7. I like to let my fingernails grow really long (yes I'm a guy, it's kind of an ongoing sign of victory that I stopped my nailbiting habit, plus long fingernails come in handy a lot). I usually clip them on the rare occasions I go out in public though.
8. I'm only 23 and am already getting a streak of gray hair down the middle of my bangs.  ;_;
9. I'm 23 and still haven't gotten around to getting a driver's license.
10. I lead a very productive life and yet my nightly journal is probably the most boring reading one could come across.
11. I find it hard to make it through a day without hearing JPOP, and listening to music in English just sounds sooo weird these days.
12. I like to sing but suck so bad at it that I never let anyone hear me doing it except my little bro.
13. I spent the first half of my life living in a dry desert, the second half has been in a lush forest. I like both environments.
14. My boss bought me a Pikachu piggybank a month ago.
15. I wrote 4 novels several years ago and am now in the process of majorly revising the first in hopes of getting it (and eventually the others) published.
16. After 5th grade I went from public school to homeschooling in order to move ahead faster and focus more time on my art skills.
17. I always hated photography until I got my digital camera, then it became simple and fun!
18. All my friends are online, I hardly know anyone in real life (and I'm quite happy that way).
19. My left foot is always colder than my right foot. Circulation problem?
20. I make a nice amount of money and have few expenses, but I'm using it all to support my family while my dad's new business gets off the ground, thus I feel guilty whenever I buy something.  ^_^;;


...Guess that'll do. Now I have tag someone else? Even though hardly anyone bothers to read my journals here? Very well...
meteorsummoner88 meteorsummoner88.deviantart.co…
qu-ko qu-ko.deviantart.com/
Good thing I'm not the type to post my life's big events in these journals or I'd have driven everyone nuts the past 10 days!  @_@  Though, it's not like many/any people read my journal entries anyway. Hehehe

For the few that do, or did (if they've stopped), I just thought I'd bring things up to date. First of all, I'm trying to once again get my number of piled up messages down to a reasonable amount. I still have a lot of artwork I intend to comment on, and I still hope to be able to respond to a lot of comments people have left me on my work. I have however, wiped out all of the "So-and-so has added Such-and-such to their favorites" messages. There were just too many to deal with. I really do appreciate them all though! THANKS TO YOU ALL WHO LEFT THEM! I just don't have the time to individually go around and thank people.

I've noticed I'm finally nearing 3,000 pageviews. Slow going.  XP  But then I'm not the most active member as we all know, so it's a decent amount. For those who are interested, I think I'll grant an art request to whomever manages to screencapture the 3,333 mark! Could take awhile to get there, but keep an eye out for it all the same.

Finally, it's been 1 month since I started the Butterfree coloring contest, which means anyone who wants to participate still has 1 month left to do so! I've received a total of 12 entries so far, which is decent, but I'm certainly hoping for more. Please join in, and/or pass the word along to a friend who might be interested!
The day I signed up here at DeviantART I randomly whipped up an avatar using one of my latest pictures, a grass Eeveelution.

Today, I change it to something different at last! It's a Sneasel Plushie! Kind of a semi-long story behind it that I won't bore anyone with, but the bottom line is, it's kind of my personal mascot in the Pokémon world.  ^_^  Among other things, I have named my Pokémon site Sneasel Plushie! and I am now going to shamelessly plug it!

EVERYONE VISIT PLEASE!!! sneaselplushie.legends-station…

A few of my friends here have already seen it, but for the majority of you who devwatch me it will be all new. But why am I bothering to share my Pokémon site? Well, because it's actually a Pokémon FAN ART site. My personal fan art gallery to be more specific! It's been around for 9 months as of today, and I'm FINALLY getting around to sharing it with you all.

What does it have that I haven't shown here on DA? Well, quite simply, A LOT! That grass Eeveelution is there, as well as several others. The rest of my "True Art" series, the other Pokémon trainers I did, all of my old, old artwork, and so on.

So yeah, please give it a visit and let me know how you like it. And spread the link around if you feel so inclined, it could use a few more visitors.  XP  *runs off to post the official Sneasel Plushie mascot image in his DA gallery*
I remember when Christmas used to be really fun, but in all the recent years which I most vividly recall, I'm always busy up to the last minute with shopping and gift preparation... This year is no different...

@.@

If you think I've been in a dry spell as far as new art goes, you're quite right. But no longer! I finished all of my "normal" shopping around December 10th. To cross off the last name on my list, I had to create a work of art for my aunt. Having found nothing suitable for her, my mom suggested I draw my aunt a fairy (since she's all into magical fantasy type stuff). So, with humans being the weakest artistic point, I began the project and just kept on going... I can't even describe the experience, but what I ended up with 50-some hours later is the greatest piece of artwork I've ever created! Normally critical of everything I finish, I actually blew myself away with this one!   ^_^  Sadly because image theft is so common on the web, I don't think I dare post it.  ;_;

But don't worry, because after I finished my aunt's fairy, I got straight to work on a string of pictures for all of my closest online friends! Yes indeed, I actually would have been done with all my present buying/making early this year, but nope, my list of online buddies has grown a lot since last Christmas!  ^_^;;;

Out of 8 people to give to, I've completed 5 of them so far! Day after tomorrow is the big Eve, so I don't know if I'll make it in time, but I'm working practically every spare minute I can to try and get them all done!

So, if you've been wondering when fab was gonna deliver some more visual goodies, know that the answer is soon!
Just so everyone knows, I'm gonna be taking my vacation tomorrow, so if you don't see any new art, or I don't comment on work by those of you on my watch list, etc. you know why.

I recently posted two pieces of Pokémon art which haven't received overabundant amounts of comments, so hopefully a lot of people can still be looking forward to them after I'm gone.  ^_^

My apologies to those I have promised artwork to, for it shall be delayed a couple weeks longer... Teisel for Dia and Wartortle for crayon-chewer, I haven't forgotten.  ;)

Farewell for now everyone!
Well, I may not be as active a DA participant as most others, but I have noticed that I'm nearing the 1000 pageview mark (972). It seems to be a tradition to hand out rewards for those who can screen capture such moments, so I thought I'd do the same just to show I care.  ;)

Of course at my normal pace, that'll take at least another week to hit 1000.  LOL  And I don't think many people read my journals ( gawd, who would?  o.o; ), so 1000 will probably just go unnoticed. Anway, if you get it, cool, you can request a picture. Just about anything I can give a try, but Pokémon is the preferrable subject matter.  ^_^  No guarantees as to how soon I can get it done though. Good luck!
Okay, the real reason I'm writing this isn't to inform everyone why I've had such a long expanse of no new art. The real reason I'm writing this journal entry is because I'm sick of seeing "Goat Day..." on my page.  LOL

But while I'm at it, I might as well say for those who care, that almost all of my spare time has been going into my web sites. Mega Man Legends Station, Alternate Trigger, Launch the Draches! Huge time-consuming projects, each of them.

That's all. Thanks for all the visits everyone, almost at 700 page views!