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Journal Entry: Thu May 17, 2012, 7:10 AM
  • Reading: Drawing for Fantasy Artists - Socar Myles


So, those watching me will have had the notice that I've changed my name (I hope, apparently there's still some bugs to work out there). It feels both weird and exciting at the same time; I've been WhiteDragon2393 for nearly 8 years and that's a lot of history. But I've been reluctant to do any art with this name for a while now, because I realised in the past couple of years that it's not what I wanted to be known as when making a name for myself as an artist, and certainly not one I want to sell under. So when the feature came up for community input, I jumped right in to take part in the discussion. But I wasn't expecting it to happen until the end of the year at the earliest, if at all (you'd start to get cynical too after seeing the same copy-pasted non-answer from the staff week after week).

So I was really, really surprised when the announcement popped up in my inbox just before I went to bed last night. And it honestly could not have come at a better time, because I've found an outlet for selling my work in my local town centre and my permanent print account* is feeling sad and neglected because of my reluctance to use it with my old username.

As for my new name? It's actually a name I came up with for a dragon because I feel like they should have names and I ended up liking it so much that I decided it would be my new alias. I still answer to and sign off as Blue though, because quite a few people know me as that and I'm very attached to it (mind you, I have no problem with being called Cal, partly because it's less likely to be followed up with a certain joke).

I feel so psyched right now. The question is, what do I draw first?

See you around

Blue

*Speaking of prints, I have one question - why is it that you can view the print store in your own currency, but the actual earnings page and price mark-up is all in dollars? My currency converter is going to be in for one hell of a workout.

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  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Merlin
As if I needed any more proof that I have zero grasp of the passage of time, I apparently haven't written a journal here in nearly 2 years. *facepalms* In that time, I've graduated from Uni, had a job for six months and am now finding it next to impossible to get another (too old and/or over-qualified, apparently).

As I'm two years older and (hopefully) wiser, I figured it was now past the time to clean up the clutter I usually have in my journals and be a bit more to the point. I ought to tidy up my gallery too, now that I think about it.

There should also be another Doctor Who Lemming done by the end of November/beginning of December. One of my friends is a big fan of them and it's her birthday around that time, so I make a point of having a new one finished for then, if nothing else.

'Till next time,

Blue
  • Listening to: Uninstall (English Fandub) - GeekyMcGeekstein
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Merlin
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Woah, I hit 10,000 and didn't notice. I blame being scatter-brained.

I've also just realised I have two requests I never did. o.o;; Whoops?

That's does it, the moment I finish this essay I'm making a to-do list.

~Blue

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Bricks in Motion.com (we moved house) My name's Blue if you want to find me.
  • Listening to: Doubt and Trust - Access
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Letter Meme

Warning: stupidly long journal coming up.

Tagged by AngelBless, and it's marginally more sane.

Dear RockyFS:

I don't really know how to tell you this, but the mafia wants you. I think I realized it that night in women's clothing and I saw you ignore my best friend. I'm sure you're frostbitten enough to understand that Extreme Home Makeover sucks. I'm returning your memories from the military service to you, but I'll keep your left ear as a memory. You should also know that I get sick when I think of Oprah Winfrey imitations.

Go burn,
Blue (WhiteDragon2393)


Tagged - whoever wants to do it.

To do it yourself:

Dear (the last person who left a comment on your journal):

I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .

___12___,
-Your name-

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister


2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - When you put cuffs on me
July - When I threw up
August - When I saw the shrunken head
September - When we skinny dipped
October - When I quoted Santa
November - When your dog ran amok
December - When I changed tennis shoes


3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kabob - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife


4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out


5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk


6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - High
House - Scarred
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed


7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this.
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks


8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader-poster
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from LA
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your memories from the military service


9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college


10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked


11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics


12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family


~Blue

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Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
  • Listening to: Doubt and Trust - Access
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Whatever's on till Doctor Who comes back
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Three reasons why I'm posting a journal: 1) To prove that it's not dead despite the fact it hasn't been touched since November, 2) I have some code to add to show the dA accounts for ImagineFX forum members and 3) I've just given my art blog some purpose by posting my impressions on fanfiction, or to be specific a certain type. Being a bookworm I may as well keep up to speed with all things literature no matter what - or what's passing for it in some cases.

And if there's something like a talking cat in it then I'm sold, because there aren't enough of them if you ask me.

I warn you, it's a bit long so if you're up for it click here to read it: cloudedremain.wordpress.com/20…

If you get half way then I salute you (that is if anyone can be bothered)

Another thing is now that we have the OK to go to FuyuCon next year I need to take another look at the sketch I did for a Black Mage costume a few weeks back.

~Blue

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:bulletgreen:Where I spend the rest of my spare time:bulletgreen:

Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
  • Listening to: Doubt and Trust - Access
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Strictly Come Dancing and Robin Hood
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Something's up with me lately. After SEVEN YEARS of having one idea running around in my head, I'm actually pulling out a plot. I've been jotting notes down like nobody's business over the past few days, which is more than the amount I did over those years put together.

I figured the reason - I hit my head on the sloping overhang you have over a set of stairs on Sunday (I kinda bounced upwards when I went down a step). It didn't hurt really, not even a mild concussion, but it must have tripped a switch or something because I've been going overboard.

Downside is, now that this plot has surfaced, I need to rethink my map again. Oh well, didn't like it anyway.

~Blue

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:bulletgreen:Where I spend the rest of my spare time:bulletgreen:

Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
  • Listening to: Doubt and Trust - Access
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Strictly Come Dancing and Robin Hood
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We're getting a Wii for Xmas - please expect over-zealous Mii making on my part, there's a considerable lack of FF Mii floating around. Knowing how clumsy I am and how enthusiastic my brother is (I nearly got belted in the face while he was doing air guitar once), I'm guessing the first accident will happen within two months.

I think I've gained another fandom (as if I didn't have enough already) - maybe it's regional pride and all that (what there is of it), but I've really gotten into the BBC series of Robin Hood lately (Will Scarlett is supposed to be buried in my local churchyard, I kid you not). I'd like to think it's because it's purely based on the fact it's a superbly written drama, but it's far too silly for that (not as silly as a Russell T Davies script mind).

No, it's more to do with the writers taking more liberty with historical accuracy than is probably legal. It's unbelievable - next week they're going all Indiana Jones on us! And this week they had a cake in the shape of the British Isle, which I'm sure shouldn't have looked any near as accurate as it did.

Another thing is that perhaps for the first time none of the 'ships scare the living daylights out of me, they just make me go WTF. The amount of ammo the writers provide for pairings is staggering - after Saturday's ep I'm nearly convinced the writers have been lurking around the fandom and decided to have some fun. That said, I still don't know what evidence supports Guy/Robin, and I don't want to think about it to be honest.

~Blue

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Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
  • Listening to: Amaranth - Nightwish
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Strictly Come Dancing and Robin Hood
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8 Random Facts about me:

1. I think too much - the inner workings of my mind have some very odd things running around in there.
2. I've hit a creative stalemate - my mind is buzzing with ideas but my hand and brain are refusing to communicate.
3. I've developed a bit of an interest in werewolves.
4. I sometimes have conversations with my goldfish.
5. I have two Doctor Who books to read, and I think there's a Pern book half finished.
6. I go on what I call 'Wiki binges' - I spend sometimes a whole afternoon reading about a subject.
7. I don't believe anything in the papers anymore apart from the date - honestly you get marked down in school for stuff like this!
8. I'm the opposite of a typical student - I hate partying, don't drink and find what I'm studying more interesting that a social life.

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
(Do you have any idea how many books are near me?)
"Strange the way things turn out... Fast Forward to 2003," From Doctor Who: The Inside Story. Actually that first part sounds like a good writing prompt.

2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you reach?
My TV and a packet of fish food.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
... Robin Hood, anything afterwards I wasn't really watching.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
2.00

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
2.09

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Clock and a dog yapping.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Friday, went to Nottingham to meet up with my coursework group to discuss what we're doing.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Websites, can't recall which since I look at several at once.

9. What are you wearing?
A top with a Chinese dragon on it, and trousers with a Chinese dragon on (and flowers).

10. Did you dream last night?
I think I did, it felt rather Mission Impossible.

11. When did you last laugh?
This morning, watching Sokka be an idiot on Avatar.

12. What are on the walls you are in?
Shelves with dolphins and dragons on, a large fan with a dragon on, mirrors, posters, photos.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Yes and I'm not going into it.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
'S all right.

15. What is the last film you saw?
Can't remember. Star Wars A New Hope Maybe?

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Maybe a Power Mac?

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
I have a mole on my back which even I didn't know about till a few weeks back.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would it be?
Throw another dominant intelligent species into the mix. Human beings on a whole are way too cocky.

19. Do you like to dance?
I have been know to boogie, much to the surprise of my family.

20. George Bush:
"Professor Leave-strum!"

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Sarah or Alexandra are really nice names.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Edward - I just really like that name.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
If it was in Japan or Italy or somewhere like that yes.

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
"Sorry I called all reptiles evil."

25.Tag 6 people who must also do this in THEIR journal:
Any one who wants to. But I do have several friends from Brickfilms who watch me that I'd like to do it (you know who you are), so I have proof they actually READ my journals.

~Blue

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Uni Blog - studiousdragon.wordpress.com/

Sketch Blog - cloudedremain.wordpress.com/

YouTube - youtube.com/user/BlueAeon/

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:bulletgreen:People whose work I admire:bulletgreen:
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:bulletgreen:Where I spend the rest of my spare time:bulletgreen:

Brickfilms.com My name's Blue if you want to find me.
  • Listening to: Lena Park - Inori ~ You Raise Me Up
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Strictly Come Dancing and Robin Hood
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I left this a while didn't I? But I have an excuse - I'm now at University studying Multimedia (there's a big difference between learning and studying, as I've found out). I'm in my forth week, and as part of the course I'm keeping a blog. I also have a Art Blog that I forgot to mention.

Uni Blog - studiousdragon.wordpress.com/

Sketch Blog - cloudedremain.wordpress.com/

I also have a YouTube account now - youtube.com/user/BlueAeon/

Basically my Uni Blog is for reflecting on work, analysing things we're asked to, or talk about things that we find interesting like a film, TV series, animation, that kinda thing. I took me a while to figure out how Wordpress does it, but I think anonymous comments are turned off. Which is a good thing because I like to know who's been commenting on something I did.

~Blue

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  • Listening to: Lena Park - Inori ~ You Raise Me Up
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When was the last time I updated this thing? *nudges it with foot*

Oh well, saw Tales From Earthsea on Wednesday Can't see why people were complaining about it being slow - I was glad to have problems keeping up with the plot due to the pacing being on Prozac for once (which was extremely welcome considering we saw the subbed version).

All praise due to my sister AngelBless, she went down town for an eye test today and came back with Lego Star Wars I for the Gamecube, which I'd given up all hope of finding - she knows squat about Star Wars (only time she's ever paid attention is during lightsaber fights), but she spotted it and rang home to check that she was seeing right and this was the first game (took a little while considering I couldn't remember the cover clearly).

Oh, and does anyone know of a campaign/petition to make Stevan Moffat Russell T Davis' successor as the guy in charge of Doctor Who? The guy is a genius and if he doesn't win an award for Jekyll someone needs to be shot (or have Hyde set on them).

~Blue

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  • Listening to: Josh Groban - Remember
  • Watching: Doctor Who trailers
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This week's theme seems to be "solutions so easy it verges on silly". First was the rebooting of our 15 year old Acorn A3010 computer, which we did by simply holding the delete key whilst starting up (thus performing possibly the fastest system reboot known to man).

The second one literally caused my jaw to drop. Ever since we got wireless my mac has never been able to connect to the network under its own steam. I have to click on the airport icon, go to 'Other...', select LiveBox-XXXX, set the password type to WEP/128 bit-hexidecimal and paste the WEP key in to get it connect. Problem is, the connection drops whenever the mac goes into sleep mode (blank screen, slowly flashing power light), so I have to use a program called Jiggler to make sure it doesn't, which can't be good for the screen.

This morning whilst checking something on my Yahoo account I thought I'd see if anyone had come up with a solution, because it was becoming a royal pain in the butt connecting like this all the time, especially now someone else has a hub showing up on the list. After 15 minutes on Google I found a blog that supposedly had an answer...

Put a $ at the start of the WEP key in the network window.

"Can't be that easy."

A little dubious, I turned off the airport and tried it. Pasted the key in, added the $ at the start (not easy when all you can see are dots) and applied the new settings. Nothing. No error box telling me to 'try again', no horsemen appearing (because something going right without a hitch in my house is surely a sign of the Apocalypse). Just the black Airport symbol.

Hang on... Black airport symbol?

You've got to be kidding me. All I needed to do was use a dollar sign?

Apparently, because Airport uses decimal passwords, and LiveBox is looking for a Hexidecimal one, it was like one was speaking English and the other French and they didn't understand each other. The $ lets Airport and LiveBox know it's hex.

~Blue

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  • Listening to: Josh Groban - Remember
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Before I forget, no I didn't get the job.

On a sad note, my Gran died on Monday. I don't want condolences or anything, we've known it was coming for a while now, and if I'm honest I feel a bit detached from it all, I mean I feel sad, of course I do, but there's no sense of grief or loss. I'm feeling it more for my dad, because he's lost both parents now.

I am getting a litle excited though, my mum turned round to me the other day and said the next day off my dad has, we're sorting out my Intuos tablet. Making it a full... two and a half months sooner than I thought I was going to get it. Couple that with the Il Divo concert in just under two weeks, and I'm mentally starting to fidget.

~Blue

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  • Listening to: Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything
  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: Doctor Who trailers
  • Playing: ... meh
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My mum keeps having to remind me to make a quick call home on my mobile to stop it from being locked. So I did it this morning and was surprised to have a voicemail about an interview for a Customer Services job I'd applied for a couple of weeks back. I phoned back and I've got an interview tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!

On a totally unrelated note, we went to the Nottingham Ice Arena on Sunday to familiarise my brother with the venue before we go and see Il Divo at the end of this month. He's got a great seat and we're along the row from him. It's lot smaller that we thought, and he actually could deal with the noise in there (they were re-doing the ice) - it just made us unable to hear what people were saying. He's real excited now, we all are. It's gonna totally rock (and if me and Angel get hold of glow sticks we'll probably revert to 5 year-olds).

~Blue

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1) I will NOT draw anything yaoi, yuri etc. Keep all suggestions PG-13 at most. Minor gore is acceptable. Fanart suggestions are acceptable, just don't suggest a series that I'm not familiar with.

2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

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  • Listening to: Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything
  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: Doctor Who trailers
  • Playing: ... meh
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I've got my new Shuffle, so what's the first thing to be done? Plonk a load of music on it. Problem is, I was being told there was no music on it, even though it was right there in the contents window. After much internet searching I happened across a possible culprit - the file format. I have all my files as mp3 for ease of compatibility, and as far as I know Shuffles can play them. So I converted a track to AAC (Apple's own format) to see what happened and guess what? It worked. So now I'm converting my playlist to AAC till I can sort out the mp3 problem. It's not a biggy, just really odd.

And as advanced warning, Doctor Who starts tomorrow, so be prepared for me going into full 'geek mode' over the next 13 weeks (punctuated with me raving about the Il Divo concert). I reserve the right to be an idiot.

EDIT: Well I'll be a bacterium's a-hole. iTunes's autofill function was the troublemaker by not copying the songs over properly. Doing it manually makes mp3s work, so I'm converting them back from AAC again.

~Blue

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1) I will NOT draw anything yaoi, yuri etc. Keep all suggestions PG-13 at most. Minor gore is acceptable. Fanart suggestions are acceptable, just don't suggest a series that I'm not familiar with.

2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

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  • Listening to: Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything
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  • Watching: nothing of interest
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Tempting fate is a bad idea. Real bad.

On Wednesday on a trip down town I took a look at the iPod Shuffles in HMV. £55 for a 1GB blue one. "Hmm" I thought. "If mine dies I'll get one of those to replace it."

So what happens? My iPod dies. Can't even restore factory settings as my mac can't find it. *mourns* Damn, someone has a very warped sense of humour.

~Blue

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2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

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  • Listening to: Il Divo - Impossible to get more specific
  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: nothing of interest
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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dA is not working properly in Seamonkey anymore. The browse section disappears upon loading now, alongside the current vanishing comments trouble. This is only happening on v.5 pages, and when I sent a helpdesk reporting the latter I got this in reply:

"We are sorry but dA doesn't support the Seamonkey browser."

Bull! It was working perfectly fine in Seamonkey up until now. And Seamonkey = Mozilla, which if I recall has a lot of users. I am NOT browser-hopping for the sake of this one site.

Am I the only one suffering this?

EDIT: Well I be a son of a monkey. The mystification over why Seamonkey isn't supported still stands - in fact, it's increased if anything - but the bugs had nothing to do with dA at all. It occurred to me this morning that dA might have altered the classes of the different components of the site. My hunch was right, and the culprit in fact turned out to be a Greasemonkey script called deviantUNANNOY that's meant to remove ads, but which didn't really do anything in the first place, and I ended up leaving it on. Obviously the script wasn't written to be very specific and ended up targeting exactly what it wasn't supposed to.

So now Seamonkey is working perfectly again. Which is strange behaviour for a browser that "isn't supported" by this site.

~Blue

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2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

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  • Listening to: Il Divo - Impossible to get more specific
  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: nothing of interest
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Sometimes I start to wonder about the state of merchandising, and I came across a prime example this morning doing my web rounds.

So I read the Doctor Who books - the ones for the new series - and Angel has brought on on a few occasions about the photos of the Doctor and Rose on the covers, something along the lines of: "do they pay them to stand around looking like muppets or what?"

I'm inclined to agree, as they seem like someone couldn't be arsed to think them out properly because it's a showed aim at kids (despite instances to the contrary). Even the Torchwood covers are better designed, and that was a worse series.

The covers of the three new books with Martha are even more of a hoot than usual. Just what is he doing in that first one? :O_o: And if I didn't know any better I'd swear that the third one had it's pic of the Doctor robbed from one of the first promo images (wouldn't bee the first time). And the pictures under the title are worse than usual. Sometimes I think David Tennant is thinking " I feel a complete prat" whilst these photos are being shot.

Seriously, would it have hurt to do the traditional cover art that adorns most books? I quite like some of the old DW book covers, and I'm there are a lot of artists looking for work who'd jump at the chance to do a job like that. Hell I would.

Oh, and despite the fact I'm not doing much at all lately on dA I'm still getting favs left right and centre. What's all that about?

~Blue

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2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

5) If you're going to request I ask that you watch me. When I finish one the requester will be credited.

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  • Listening to: Il Divo - Impossible to get more specific
  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: nothing of interest
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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I decided to nick this from my sister's journal (I'd say borrowed but ever says it).

Artist Quiz

[1]Do you like to draw?
I think this comes under the catagory of "Stupid Question" wouldn't you agree?

[2]What do you like to draw?
Dragons, mythical beasts, weird beasts, people when I'm in the mood for giving myself another headache.

[3]Do you use a pen or pencil?
Pencil. I used to outline in pen, but I stopped doing it after getting a tablet and Photoshop.

[4]What do you like to draw with?
H or B pencil depending, Painter IX.5 (2B pencil brush), Photoshop on rare occasions (custom pencil brush) and a Graphire3 tablet.

[5]What do you think of when you draw?
Either the imagined final image (I consult my long term memory a lot, it's more  reliable than my short term) or something related, or something completely different. I never let myself becom totally focused on a painting, otherwise I end up thinking too hard about what I'm doing and inevitabley create something I'm not happy with.

[6]Are you artistic?
Another one for the "Stupid Question" catagory methinks. But yes, I'm a visual thinker which tends to help. I often mull over something I've been doing working out which tool will work best or how two things will fit together.

[7]Has anyone ever told you, you were MAD awesome at drawing?
Once, two of my friend Emi's friends came up to the table I was sat at at college while I was drawing my demon dragon. I distinctly remember them taking one look at it and saying "I hate you" in the nicest possible way. Which was their way of saying "dude, you're awesome".

[8]Do you get frustrated when you draw?
A far bit, especially with faces and heads. I think too hard and screw them up.

[9]Are you shy when it comes to people saying your art is amazing?
I'm shy at letting people see it, but I'm fine when they eventually do.

[10]Have you ever won an award for a piece of art you drew?
Closest I got was winning an Art award for getting straight A's in art one year at secondary school.

[11]What do you think of your art?
I think it has character, but it's not the best it could be yet.

[12]If you had advice to give people, what would it be?
Do what you think you should do. Don't pander to others and draw they will like. Draw what you love and it will shine through in your art.

[13]Do you draw manga/anime art, or western?
Mix of both. I do realistic art with a touch of cartoonism. People have a somewhat manga style atm.

[14]Do you hate it when people tell you you can't draw?
Someone accused me of that one in a forum thread about realism being overrated and I wanted to knock their block off. What they said was vicious and hurtful and really upset me.

[15]What hand do you draw with?
Right *wriggles fingers*

[16]Who taught you how to draw?
My dad with some help from a magazine called Art Magic. After I got it my dad said "we're getting you the right equipment" and took us to an art shop.

[17]How old were you when you started art?
About 4 or 5. I drew pictures from The Flight of Dragons film.

[18]What did you use to draw when you were little?
Dragons, dinosaurs, Godzilla and animals.

[19]Is anyone in your family artistic?
My dad, my sister AngelBless and my brother in his own way.

[20]If you where able to generate your own style of art what would you name it?
No idea. Seriously

~Blue

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Rules:

1) I will NOT draw anything yaoi, yuri etc. Keep all suggestions PG-13 at most. Minor gore is acceptable. Fanart suggestions are acceptable, just don't suggest a series that I'm not familiar with.

2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

5) If you're going to request I ask that you watch me. When I finish one the requester will be credited.

6) You must send a note, preferably titled Request or words to that effect, comments in this journal will be ignored due to the fact finding them is more awkward.

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  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: nothing of interest
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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This afternoon British Time the three months subcription I got with my Print Account - which is the only thing I have that will expire when Hell freezes over (leaving me to wonder what the staff are going to do if it actually does happen) - will expire.

Am I bothered about it? Not really, the main boon of having a subscription for me is the thumbnails in the message centre and comment previews (a real time saver) and the extra stats, but I've never been a subcriber to the belief (no pun intended) that you need a sub to get noticed by the community. I'm more content in focusing on a seperate website in conjunction with my gallery than customizing all the added bells and whistles that you get for journals.

~Blue

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Rules:

1) I will NOT draw anything yaoi, yuri etc. Keep all suggestions PG-13 at most. Minor gore is acceptable. Fanart suggestions are acceptable, just don't suggest a series that I'm not familiar with.

2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

5) If you're going to request I ask that you watch me. When I finish one the requester will be credited.

6) You must send a note, preferably titled Request or words to that effect, comments in this journal will be ignored due to the fact finding them is more awkward.

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*can't be arsed with witty title*

Thu Feb 1, 2007, 5:00 AM
  • Listening to: Il Divo - Impossible to get more specific
  • Reading: started reading Dragon's Fire
  • Watching: nothing of interest
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Ok, I turned 20 on Tuesday (note to self: do new id as old one is 2 years out of date). No pressies because the dragon model I've asked hasn't arrived at the shop yet, so it's belated. And Super Smash Bros Melee is seriously delayed.

The main thing about turning 20 means that next year I'm 21, which means I get a bigger budget for presents. I'm not normally fussed about loads of pressies, but I've got my eye on an A5 Wide Intuos3 tablet which is about £300 since I'd like to add a bit more swing in my arm movements when painting and to be able to make better use of some of the brushes in Painter IX, not to mention get rid of any distortion with my widescreen iMac. So my mum and dad have agreed to let it be a joint present between Xmas and my Birthday (a perk to have a birthday at the end of January). I'm already trying to work out what to assign to the express keys to save me going to the keyboard since it's going to be practically impossible to reach over the tablet (it's going to be a stretch to fit on the lap tray I use to rest my Graphire on).

Oh, and I'm 6 away from 5000 pageviews. Who wants to bet no-one catches it?

~Blue

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Rules:

1) I will NOT draw anything yaoi, yuri etc. Keep all suggestions PG-13 at most. Minor gore is acceptable. Fanart suggestions are acceptable, just don't suggest a series that I'm not familiar with.

2) I'd like some kind of artist freedom, giving me a vague idea without getting too detailed could get some interesting results.

3) This is not done on a first-come first-served basis. I will go through the notes and pick the ideas that grab my attention and my imagination. I also have discretion on what kind of work the final piece unless otherwise specified.

4) There will only be two in progress shown at a time, so no sending more notes if yours isn't picked - I will go back through the request notes after I've finished. However that doesn't mean that you can't send anymore notes until those are finished, just that I won't work on any others.

5) If you're going to request I ask that you watch me. When I finish one the requester will be credited.

6) You must send a note, preferably titled Request or words to that effect, comments in this journal will be ignored due to the fact finding them is more awkward.

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