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I was looking through my gallery here and I've realized that I've been sorely neglecting it over the past year. I have quite a lot of artwork that hasn't been posted here, partly because some of it is too explicit for DeviantArt's posting rules, but honestly the bulk of it would be fine to post here as long as I flag it properly, so expect a pretty big surge of artwork from me within the next couple of days as I get around to posting some older and newer stuff to bring this place back to life a little bit.
Yeah, let's pretend it hasn't been almost a whole year since I posted my last journal, shall we? >>;

I ended up passing all my finals and got my associate's degree with honors and without any lingering debt, which I'm really happy about. I'm already getting pressure from family to pursue at least a bachelor's degree though, but with my state's supremely messed up budget all the affordable universities around me are having to cut programs and lay off staff left and right, not to mention financial aid's being cut too, so I probably won't be going back to college until that at least gets sorted out. That's fine by me though, the pushing from my family just gets annoying sometimes... Other than that, things in my personal life have been going pretty well.

I've been spending most of this past year working on getting my comic called Drag Party off the ground, and even though I only have 6 pages done right now, at least it's been launched and it's out there, which is really nice. It's gonna take a long ass time to tell all the stories in that comic that i want to tell, but it's kind of reassuring to know I'll have things to work on for the years to come. If anyone wants to check it out, I have the comic posted on a tumblr blog over here (and don't worry, the comic is safe for work) --> dragpartycomic.tumblr.com/

I'm also working on getting a Patreon up and running sometime soon-ish, which is pretty exciting :)

So yeah, so far my life post-college has been pretty dang nice
  • Listening to: The End - The Doors
  • Watching: St. Elsewhere
  • Drinking: Coffee, the lifeblood of all college students
After three long years, several thousand dollars, and more stress and panic attacks than I'd care to remember, I'm down to the last week of my last semester of college before I get my associate's degree. Finals are going to be murder but here's hoping I come out of it alright and pass all my classes (because not passing means I'll have to take a summer class to finish my degree quickly, and I do NOT want that)

so yeah, here's hoping that I survive the hell of final's week and get my degree
  • Listening to: Touch Me - The Doors
  • Watching: M*A*S*H
  • Drinking: Coffee, the lifeblood of all college students
I just realized my classes start up on the 18th of August... which is like, no time from now .___.

Where did my freaking summer go??
  • Listening to: Stiff Upper Lip - AC/DC
  • Watching: School of Rock
  • Drinking: Coffee, the lifeblood of all college students
Welp, as happens in life I've been thrown a major curve ball in mine recently. As of yesterday I am a single woman once again, but I'm going to try my damndest to keep a positive outlook on things. Yeah, it's sad that yet another one of my relationships failed (in roughly the same timespan too, go figure) but this is also a great opportunity for me to just move full-force-forwards in my life. This summer has endless possibilities for me, and I'm gonna spend it to the fullest. There's no use dwelling on the past, because it's done and set in stone and can't be changed, so I just have to barrel forwards and make the most of life.
  • Watching: South Park
  • Drinking: Coffee, the lifeblood of all college students
So yeah, I'm apparently terrible at keeping this thing updated, but what can you do :P After almost a year of not updating this journal, let me tell you, quite a bit's happened.

First and probably foremost, from September of last year until January 3rd of this year I was in England studying abroad, which was amazing, I had such a fun time, though it feels like those 4 months went by in a really fast blur, which I kind of hate. I miss England a lot :( But one of the best things was that I got to meet my boyfriend, who's a native Englishman, and I even spent Christmas/New Years at his place, which was absolutely awesome :heart: things continue to go really well for my boyfriend and I too, and I'm really hopeful about our future together :)

But now I'm back in the good ol' midwest, just kind of trudging through school and work and life in general. Though I have been getting my act together and working on a comic called "Drag Party", which is sort of just a slice-of-life comic about a bunch of anthropomorphic characters living in the San Francisco Bay Area and the shenanigans they get into. Unlike all my previous attempts at making comics, this fricking thing is getting off the ground come hell or high water, I'm even writing a script for it and everything. I kind of just mass-uploaded a bunch of concept art that I've been making over the past few months, though the majority of it I can't post here due to it being too sexually explicit for DeviantArt. I do have a development blog on tumblr that has all the concept art I've done for the comic to date, but I can't link to it due to DA's policies and such since that blog is most definitely Not Safe For Work. In the meantime I'll be uploading the cleaner concept work here for the sake of making my gallery seem like less of a ghost town :p

I'm also wiping my commission list clean, since I had two cancellations and I don't even accept commissions during the school year anymore.
  • Listening to: Just One Yesterday - Fall Out Boy
  • Watching: Star Trek: TOS
  • Drinking: Coffee, delicious, wonderful coffee
so it seems I'm terrible when it comes to keeping my journals updated, sorry about that folks >>; anyways, just wanted to give a small update on the present situation regarding myself and the state of my commissions list;

First and foremost, I've finished off the semester and am now on summer vacation, which should give me ample time to work on commissions, which is good.

Second, I'd like it if anyone who's had a commission on hold from me for a very long time (about 9 or so months at this point, if not longer) to shoot me a quick note letting me know whether or not they'd still like me to do said commission. I know I had one client drop from the list earlier when they felt I was taking too long, so jut please let me know if you still want to commission me. I won't take it personally if anyone else has decided to drop said commissions, since as I said before I've got a job to make money with now, it'd just be for my own personal records so I can budget my time around what I need to do :)



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:iconmbordelon2: - Commission, 2 Simple Pictures
:iconberryblitzstudio: - Commission, Simple Picture
Areio (other website) - Commission, Character Sheet
:iconcalicokatt: - Art Trade, 1-2 characters
  • Listening to: Django Unchained soundtrack
  • Watching: Django Unchained
  • Drinking: Coffee, delicious, wonderful coffee
Yeah, sorry for the lack of posting art and journals around here, as you might have guessed, I've been busy with college and work, and midterms are only just ending now, which was an ordeal and a half, especially this portfolio I had to submit for a scholarship :faint: I'm aiming to get some art done over spring break though, including those commissions that I've had on the backburner for ages >>; again, really sorry to everyone I've kept waiting, school and work pretty much have the major run of my life most of the time these days, which doesn't leave much time for drawing, well... anything really. Still, I've got a week off coming up and I'd like to get at least one or two out of the way before classes start up again :)


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:iconmbordelon2: - Commission, 2 Simple Pictures
:iconberryblitzstudio: - Commission, Simple Picture
Areio (other website) - Commission, Character Sheet
:iconcalicokatt: - Art Trade, 1-2 characters
  • Listening to: AC/DC
  • Watching: Star Trek: Voyager
  • Drinking: Coffee, delicious, wonderful coffee
Well, I actually still have two more finals to take tomorrow, but they should both be a breeze, so basically, I've survived, woo! :party: So, now that I'll not have school for a month, I definitely swear to start working on my commissions sometime later this week. I still have work, and I've actually taken on some extra shifts lately due to some weirdness at work, but hopefully that'll only be temporary, but in spite of that, I do still want to get to work on my commissions, since I figure it'd be bad to make a habit of keeping people waiting for long (even though I already have, but I feel really bad about that, so again, trying to take the initiative to break this habit >>; ) SO, from now on, I'll be keeping a commission list on my journal to remind me every day that hey, I have stuff to draw for people and I should probably get to it. Again, I'm so sorry for keeping you all waiting, I'm aiming to try and get all current commissions wrapped up by the time I return to college on January 14th, let's see if I can do that :iconchallengeacceptedplz: COMMISSIONS TAKE PRIORITY OVER ART TRADES AND REQUESTS, ALSO PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE COMMISSION LIST SO I CAN ADD YOU TO IT


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:iconmbordelon2: - Commission, 2 Simple Pictures
:iconberryblitzstudio: - Commission, Simple Picture
Areio (other website) - Commission, Character Sheet
:iconcalicokatt: - Art Trade, 1-2 characters




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  • Listening to: AC/DC
  • Watching: King of the Hill
  • Drinking: Coffee, delicious, wonderful coffee
So, this is another update on things from my end I once again just wanted to say I'm sorry for not making much progress on those waiting for commissions. The thing is, I originally opened up commissions because I was unemployed and had no source of income, but I ended up getting that job I had interviewed for in my last journal, and it's a REALLY amazing job, so working hard there takes priority over commissions. And now that I DO have work, my schedule looks something like this; Class 4 days a week, work 3 days a week, only one day free where I have neither class nor work, but I still have homework on top of that. And free time I have, I've been putting towards maintaining my friendships with people, so really, I've had next to no time to draw, not even silly little doodles for myself. I'm really sorry to those of you I've kept waiting, and if you want to cancel your commissions, that's fine by me, I understand completely. To those of you who have been so patient with me, I sincerely thank you and will get to work on your commissions as soon as time allows :heart:




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  • Listening to: Digital Love - Daft Punk
  • Watching: South Park
  • Drinking: Coffee, delicious, wonderful coffee
So far, college has been going amazingly. It's so much fun, and I'm making friends with both the students and my professors, especially my English professor. Seriously, this woman is basically me in about 20 years, it's so awesome. We usually get caught up after class talking about geeky shit, it's wonderful :heart: And I'm hopefully going to get my first job soon, which'll be awesome :la: keeping my fingers crossed on that one.


Also, I just wanted to say to everyone who's commissioned me that I am very, very sorry it's taking me so long to get to them. I'm hoping you all understand where I'm coming from, what with it being my freshman year of college and all, I've been super-busy with homework and classes :( Still, I feel I should get off my butt and do at least one or two this weekend, so with any luck, that'll be happening and you guys won't have to wait much longer on that :)



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  • Listening to: Digital Love - Daft Punk
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Drinking: Coke Zero
EDIT: I've added a donation link further down in the journal, so donate there if you like ^^ again, any amount large or small would help :)

Hey there everyone ^__^ I figured I'd give you all an update on how college was going, and also ask for a bit of help. It turns out my school offers a program that lets you study abroad at Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England for one semester, and I would really love to make this happen and go there next fall :) However, the only way it's going to happen is if I can raise the money, since my parents don't have enough to pay for everything, and not even scholarships would cover 100% of my costs. It's going to end up costing about $10,000 usd for me to go over there, and more than that is recommended if you can raise it so that you have enough money to play with while you're there. I'll be doing some stuff around town to help raise the funds, but if anyone online would like to help with any amount at all, that would be greatly appreciated :aww: I'll figure out if I can start up a donation pool or something, but in the meantime, if people could maybe commission me, or at least spread my commission sheet around a bit so that I can get a bit more visibility, that would be fantastic :) (and yes, I do know I've got a couple of commissions pending at the moment, but trust me, I AM working on them :meow: )


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  • Listening to: Thin Lizzy
  • Watching: The Game Station Podcast
  • Eating: popsicles
  • Drinking: Pepsi
So, I know it's been another couple of months since my last life update, so sorry about that, been very busy with things ^^; but at least I've been uploading artwork, so yay :D

I went to my college orientation yesterday, and got registered and all that jazz. My schedule for this semester is amazing, none of my classes start earlier than 9AM (10AM on Tuesdays), and Monday/Wednesday I have a 5-hour gap between my drawing and 2D Design classes, Tuesday/Thursday I get done by 2:30, and Fridays I have off :boogie: AND I only have to buy one textbook for my Art History class, so saving a bit of money there to make up for the fact I didn't qualify for financial aid this year :meow: The college also has job postings for places both around town and on the college campus itself. One position open right now is for a monitor for the art gallery, which I could do easily, not to mention there are so many clubs and stuff AND there's a gym on campus, so, yeah, I'm so excited :la: I start on the 20th, can't wait to meet some new people :aww:

In other news, I'm open for commissions now! Finally got a decent commission sheet made and posted, took me long enough :XD: Hopefully I can make a bit of pocket change 'till I get a real job in-town :) if anyone's interested, please check out the sheet and then note me :D Also, I'm going to try and resurrect my youtube channel, as the poor thing is gathering dust at the moment :XD: I'm going to try and do a thing where I upload a "daily speedpaint", which will just be a quick bust or landscape or something that I do in 90-150 minutes and speed up to about 5 minutes or so c: I figure it'd be good daily content, and help me practice my skills. Then I can upload more ambitious projects in-between the daily vids. Also, once I get it all edited down, I'll be uploading some Vlogs of me and my friend's amazing summertime adventure to San Francisco, so there's that too :D and once I get the cash for a proper gaming computer, some gaming footage as well >3

Also, I decided that after years of dealing with my annoying, curly hair that it'd be a good idea to shave it all off, which I did oh... about 2 weeks ago now, and I don't regret a thing ^_^ I LOVE how super-short my hair is, and I apparently have the right kind of skull to pull it off, so yay :XD: I'll probably keep it this short and manageable for a while, especially with this drought we've been having @__@; Midwest, get your shit together, seriously -__-;

So, yeah, that about wraps up what's been happening for me :) Hope all of my watchers have been as good as me. Life's really looking up, and for the first time since 2010, I actually feel happy and excited about the future :heart:



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  • Watching: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Eating: The souls of my enemies
  • Drinking: Coke Zero
Well, yeah, I'm not dead :XD: I've actually been drawing quite a bit, just... not posting any of it here, for reasons. Yes, reasons :paranoid:

In personal news, things are good-ish. I'm stressing over getting my shit together for my graduation ceremony and sending out invitations to my family -__-; Finding a job continues to be unsuccessful, but meh :P On the plus side, I've met a lot of new friends on the internet, and I'm enjoying talking to them, but that's good :aww: Might be going to San Francisco this summer with my best friend, so again, bonus :thumbsup:

aaand... yeah, that's about all that's been happening :XD: I'll try to be less-dead around these parts, but now promises :P



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As Cheesey as This is Gonna Sound...

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 31, 2012, 8:54 AM
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Drinking: Mtn Dew
I just wanted to say that I'm really excited for this upcoming year. In the past, I've always had some doubts about myself, as to whether or not I could really hack it as an artist. I've always been in a constant state of thinking my art wasn't good enough, that it needed to be better. On the one hand, that's always made me strive to become better, which I consider a good thing. On the other hand, it's also caused me to have maaaajor self-esteem issues concerning my stuff. Lately though, I've been having a pretty big surge of confidence, thanks in no small part to the publicity the mighty Totalbiscuit has helped generate for me.


Sending my art to him has made me realize that a) while I may not be the best artist, I'm a pretty damn good artist, (especially considering I'm pre-art school at the moment). Hell, The Biscuit himself thinks so. He's said that I have "Mad skills" and has even used one of my pieces for the intro to about 20 or so Terraria vids. I only thought I'd make it as an intro in one!!! Sending my stuff to him has also made me realize that b) its okay to promote myself and be a bit of a whore about it. I mean, come on, I'm never going to get myself anywhere if I don't put my art out there for people to see, right? And when I send my drawing vids to TB, and he reposts them, I get at least 10,000 views or more on that video. That's huge. Each one of those views could be a potential commission, which means cold, hard cash, which, since I have no job right now, is a pretty big deal. Is it leeching? Yeah, kinda. Do I still feel some guilt from it? Yeah, I do. But considering that such publicity has gotten me three commissions in the past week, it makes me less self-conscious about whoring my art out, because hey, its sort of what artists need to do :P Because of all of this, I've reached a level of comfort in my skills as an artist, and I'm pretty damn confident that I can not only hack this as a living, but make a name for myself in the future. I already have one commission that sounds like it's going to mean huge things for me, and again, I haven't even started art school yet!!!


And I just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone; to my watchers, my fav-ers, my fans (jesus christ, I have fans!!), my commissioners, my friends, and just everyone who's stuck by me, encouraged me, and helped my art grow. Most of all, I thank DeviantArt. This website has helped me improve in ways I could never imagine, and I'm sure my skills wouldn't be a tenth of what they are now had it not been for my six years on this website. After having such a rotten year last year, I'm super excited to see where things will go for me in 2012 (ironic that things are looking up for me the year the world is supposed to end, lulz -__-; ). I can't wait to see what my future holds, and I just wanted to say again thank you, everyone, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You're all the best, and I wouldn't be here without you all :heart:


Now, back to work on said commissions! :XD:




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Aaaand Things Just Keep Getting Better

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 24, 2012, 2:17 AM
  • Watching: Queer As Folk
  • Playing: Star Wars:The Old Republic
  • Drinking: Coke Zero
Well, this year's turning out to be fucking amazing. And it's only January :love:




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And Update on Life

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 20, 2011, 11:09 AM
so, yeah, just randomly updating how life is going for me so far. In a nutshell, it's pretty fucking sweet. My youtube channel actually has some mild popularity, I've made a major breakthrough with my artistic style, and as of last Thursday I've become a high school graduate. On top of all of that, I've finally been able to get over some shit from my past that was really, really depressing me, and I'm the happiest I've been in the past year. To say life is good right now ld be a gross understatement :heart:




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Winning

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 8, 2011, 1:03 PM
Some of my art is going to be in a gallery tonight, and TotalBiscuit reposted my Fear and Loathing in Terraria vid/pic on his Twitter. Life is awesome :heart:



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Random Update, but hey, it's an update :P

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 24, 2011, 5:46 PM
  • Listening to: Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
  • Watching: Law and Order SVU
  • Playing: WoW
  • Drinking: Pepsi
Soo, yes, finally updating my journal, despite having nothing good to update it with really :XD: I've got my ACT's coming up this week, which sort of scares the pants off of me, but I'll hopefully do well :meow: To those of you who watch my Youtube account, I've got another piece of art in the works that I'll record and post once I get started on it. I don't want to give too much away, but it will be fanart of Totalbiscuit, and needless to say, it will be quite epic :iconbadassplz:

In random, WoW-related news, I got my main to 85 today, which is awesome :la: and I've finally decided to grow some balls and graduate from "clicker" to keybindings. I'll probably be able to figure out some good bindings on my own, but if anyone has any suggestions for bindings, please let me know ^^ My main's a Beast Mastery Hunter, but I have alts of all class and talent builds, so please feel free to let me know if you have any good bindings that work for you :meow:

I'll try to do more HARPG related stuff, but I can't make any definite promises on artwork until the end of the school year. I feel bad for neglecting mah ponies ;; and my DA gallery in general XP

aaand thus ends this random news update :XD: I'll hopefully get some new art up in the next week or so.


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Holy Biscuit Batman!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 2, 2011, 4:49 PM
soo... yeah, leave it to me to send fanart to an extremely popular internet personality and not expect to have many people see it. I guess I should've seen the massive wave of comments and faves coming, but I didn't :stupidme:


still, all of the attention caught me completely off guard, and I just wanted to say that I really appreciate it. Thanks everyone! :thanks: :love:




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