Sat Aug 30, 2014, 5:33 PM
I learned something new this week and it took me a few days to properly process it before I could say anything here.
I am currently expecting a fourth child. It was a major surprise and I was pretty shocked at first. But, now I am pleased about it. Especially since my husband is pleased about it.
It might be awhile before you see any updates or work from me. I am going to relax after this news.
Wed Aug 6, 2014, 7:54 AM
- Listening to: my kids squeal as they run through the house
Notice all the Llama for Llama clubs out there? Where you give people Llama's and they are supposed to give you one back.
Well, most people seem to not play that way. They'll say "Llama for Llama!" and then when you give them a Llama you tend to never get one in return.
Since I've been on DeviantArt and they started the whole Llama craze. I've given (at this moment) 2,970 Llamas to other deviants. I've given mostly to people in the Llama for Llama clubs. I've gotten back 1,240 Llamas. I've received only 41% of given Llamas in return.
This totally sucks.
Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:02 PM
- Listening to: a train going through the town
- Drinking: ice cold water
This is just another of those random quizzie thingies I have a habit of doing late at night when I can't sleep. The kids and my husband are all tucked into bed and I'm suffering the random bout of insomnia. Yay ....
This is a How Boyish are you Quiz. I randomly found it and now can't find the journal I snagged it from. :-/
Below 10 = Tomboy
Below 20 = Boyish
Below 30 = Not girly
Above 30 = Girly
Above 55 = Paris Hilton
[ ] My fingernails/toenails are almost always painted.
[ ] During the summer pretty much the only shoes I wear are flip flops.
[ ] My favorite toy as a child were Barbies/Bratz.
[ ] My favorite color is pink or purple.
[ ] I did Gymnastics.
[x] I love skirts.
[ ] Hollister is one my favorite places to shop.
[ ] Tight jeans are the only jeans I'll wear.
[x] I love chocolate. (Doesn't everybody?!)
Total : 2
[ ] My hair is mostly always straightened.
[x] I usually go shopping once a week. (I'm a mom, I kinda have to grocery shop to feed my family)
[x] I love to hang out with friends.
[x] I have a piece of real diamond jewelry. (I'm also married, and have an engagement ring with a real diamond.)
[ ] I've gone to a tanning salon.
[ ] I've gone to the beach to tan - not to swim.
[x] I have at least 10 pairs of shoes. (I'm into boots ....)
[ ] I watch Gossip Girl.
[ ] I change my profile picture weekly.
[ ] I wear a shower cap.
[ ] I would NEVER set foot into Hot Topic.
[x] My cell phone might as well become a part of me.
[ ] I wear mascara everyday.
[ ] Bathing suits are very cute.
[ ] I don't know the difference between a sheep and a goat. (Is this saying girls are supposed to be stupid? .... heh)
[ ] Big sunglasses are awesome.
[x] I have gotten my nails done.
[x] I own over 10 purses.
[ ] MuchMusic is my one of my favorite channels.
[x] I love to have other people do my hair. (It's usually to help me dye it some crazy color, like green)
[x] I like to give and receive hugs from all my friends.
[ ] I hate bugs.
[x] Carnivals are fun.
[ ] Summer is THE best season.
[ ] My swimsuit has 2 pieces.
[ ] Musicians are hot.
[ ] You write me a poem and tell me I'm beautiful and I'm all yours.
[x] I'm self-conscious.
[ ] My room smells like vanilla.
[x] I don't do sports.
[x] I HATE to run.
[x] I squeal when I am surprised or angry.
[x] I eat dried fruit as a snack.
[x] I love romance novels.
[x] Drew Barrymore is so cute.
[x] I dance randomly around the house.
[ ] I usually spend over an hour to get ready to leave my house.
[ ] I only have like 5 billion hair products
[x] I love to get dressed up.
[ ] I talk on the phone at least once a day to my friends.
[x] I would love to have a photo shoot of myself.
[ ] My parents buy me everything I want, whenever I want it.
[ ] I apply lip gloss 50-a million times a day.
[ ] I wish I could meet Paris Hilton.
[ ] R&B is the best music.
[ ] I pop my collar.
[ ] Horses are beautiful.
[x] Kittens are adorable.
[ ] I write my own music.
[x] I would love to visit Hawaii.
[ ] I wouldn't be caught dead in all black.
[x] My closet is STOCK FULL of clothes. (Geek Chic baby!)
[ ] I hate beards.
[x] I love to read magazines. (They saying guys don't have magazines? What do they think Playboy is?)
[ ] I love to gossip.
[ ] I had Lisa Frank folders/posters as a kid.
[ ] I love Celine Dion.
[ ] My showers are 2 hours long. (I FREAKING WISH!!)
[ ] My wedding only needs a groom because it's already planned. (Uh, mine's already over. lol I'm married! But, no. I did not have that planned before I got engaged. I'm a cross the bridge when you get there kinda girl.)
[ ] I refuse to eat at McDonald's.
[x] I LOVE life! (Do they assume all guys are just waiting to blow their own brains out? What the hell?)
[x] I have a lot of jewelry. (Mostly costume stuff)
[ ] Much of my jewelry comes from Claire's.
[ ] My screen name(s) has or had x's in them.
[x] I have more than 3 pillows on my bed.
Well. all right then. That quiz was both fun and mildly insulting. But, I'm not into all that politically correct BS and so I'm not actually offended. lol
Sun Jul 13, 2014, 8:26 AM
- Listening to: my baby laughing and squealing
- Drinking: Coffee with delicious mocha creamer
There is no hacker! Stop spreading this bullcrap in your journals people!!!
Ok, let's start at the beginning.
I've seen hundreds upon hundreds of journals posted on DA lately about some mysterious hacker who is getting into people's profiles and doing insane things.
Here's a copy of one of the journals for your reading pleasure. I'll warn you first, that this is yet another haox journal and you really shouldn't be afraid or even go reposting the bullcrap within. Unless you're trolling and like freaking out the moronic masses. (I admit, that it is quite funny that everyone is falling for this crap hook line and sinker.)
This hacker has been going around making a name for himself on the site. He'll hack into your account, but lay low for at least a week. You never even know he's there until you start seeing pictures of Thomas the Tank Engine saved onto your sta.sh. This will continue for a little while until a journal with the title "It's Too Late" is posted on your profile. The journal will be nothing but the lyrics to "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran. Then he will change your password and begin sending notes to your watchers asking them for sexual favors in return for stock in Slim Jims. He will post poorly drawn My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan art on your profile, most of which involve Pinkie Pie reciting passages from The Old Testament while wearing various outfits from 1970's Sears catalogs. After five days time he will delete at least 4 of your watchers randomly and tag every single person that YOU watch in almost every post. Then he will begin to write disturbing letters about President Obama in your journal along with screen-caps from those really weird RockAuto.com commercials. Finally after enough time has passed he will delete all of your content, hack into your bank account, force you to buy a 7-year premium membership, change your username to a variation of OHMYGODLOOKATTHOSESHOESTHEONESWITHELACE, and then post 37 pictures of his oddly misshapen nipples on your account.
Post this in your journal to let your watchers know that you haven't been hacked and warn them about this rampant hacker! Stand up and fight! Don't let yourself become his latest victim!
There are quite a few smaller variants out there, but this one is the most outrageous one.
Now, I bet you're asking yourself one question .... "How can you be so freaking sure it's not true?!?! OMG!"
Because I see the clues in the journal that point to this being yet another dumbass hoax. I shall go forward to list them below.
Clue Number One: The Variant username they claim the hacker will change your username to is WAAAY TOO LONG! "OHMYGODLOOKATTHOSESHOESTHEONESWITHELACE" is 39 characters long. The maximum allowed for a username is 20! The false username listed is almost twice the allowed number of characters! Use your brains people!!
Clue Number Two: The description of the pranks the hacker supposedly pulls on your account says After five days time he will delete at least 4 of your watchers randomly I don't know if you realize this, but it doesn't mean they'll unwatch people you watch, because the next line is that they'll tag all the people YOU watch. It says that he/she will delete your watchers .... I suppose they mean he'll somehow make them "unwatch" you. But, you can't make someone unwatch someone else unless you're logged into their account and you click that "unwatch" button on your profile. The only thing they could do is block them. Not remove their watch of you. I should know, I looked for that option just in case, and trust me. I didn't find it.
Clue Number Three: You can tell this whole article is a joke just by the sheer madness of crap they claim the hacker will do to your account. Someone had a lot of fun typing this crap up and they were likely (I would be) laughing really hard thinking about all the idiots who would freak out over it.
Clue Number Four: The absolute lack of any real evidence! This is key here people. If they can't link to/list names of people who have been effected by this and include how the hacker is getting into the accounts, then its likely A HOAX!! Stop falling for it!
Clue Number Five: By-far the biggest clue there is. If Hackers and running rampant all over DeviantArt then the staff would be posting journals and warnings all about this. But, they're completely silent on this issue because it is by far the biggest bunch of bullcrap floating around on DeviantArt to date. If it was true, you would see journals and warnings all about it from DeviantArt themselves at the very top of your Messages page.
I have used the internet for 17 years now. I have NEEEEEEEEEEEEVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER been hacked! Not once! Thank you!
So, stop being stupid. Unless you're spreading this because you think it's funny to mess with the gullible people. Then, by all means, keep at it.
Just make it more convincing.
Wed Jul 9, 2014, 5:09 PM
- Listening to: 19 Palqu by Backside Artists
- Watching: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
- Drinking: Home made fresh Lemonaid
Yeah, here we go! :bademoticon:
Since things are at a stand still on my comics because of my scanner situation , (and my kids being out of freaking school all summer!! ) I've been thinking about moving my focus back onto other unfinished projects. (once summer is over that is ..... )
Currently I have a slew of Flash Projects that have been started AGES ago. Some were started before I went to college on the computer of a friend who owned flash and some were started while in college using the program on the school's computers.
The unfinished projects cannot be finished because...
A. I have no copy of Adobe Flash to work on them and have no access to my college where I could work on them on the school's computers. (As Alumni I could do that ... but we moved!!)
B. The Flash Alternative programs that are free cannot open the FLA files associated with Adobe Flash. I would have to start all those projects over again from scratch. (Or, port all the graphics somehow...)
So ... I am left with somewhat of a conundrum.
Adobe has made their programs .... somewhat .... more affordable to use in the form of subscription use.
I could subscribe to Adobe Flash professional for $19.99 a month but I would have to sign a one year contract....
I would have to pay 50% of the unused months of the contract at any time should I break contract with them before the year is up.
With so many unfinished projects laying on my external hard drive (and a lot more stuck in my head) would it be worth it to make that leap? Or should I just scrap all those games/animations and focus on my comics?
Wed Jul 2, 2014, 2:09 PM
- Listening to: Deep Sea by Fredzo on YouTube
- Drinking: Coffee with Hazelnut creamer
It's .... amazing.
For the first time in YEARS my whole DeviantArt inbox is empty! Absolutely EMPTY!
No more comments and reply stacks, journal stacks, deviations, etc.
I finally sifted through all of it. I just removed all the comments and replies that weren't worth replying to (sorry!) but I gave them all a parting gift of a Llama as thanks for leaving a comment. As for the rest, I answered and replied where I felt it was appropriate, and gave them all a Llama too.
I read what I could, and looked at almost all of the work made with my memes, templates, brushes, etc. I didn't fav everything, or comment on everything. I just don't have the time! But, I did what I could. And as I worked through it all I left Llama's everywhere. lol
I installed a Firefox addon that helped with that. Now the little Llama's show up next to the names of anyone I haven't given one to on DA. Little orange dots are next to the names of everyone I did give them to. This made going through the inbox a whole lost faster. Though, I needed to be careful not to trip the Spam filter DA has set in place if I gave the Llama's out too fast.
EDIT: For those who wanna know
I do this now because it's too much work to reply to every single comment. So, I reply to serious comments and Llama the rest.
Thanks for understanding that I just don't have the time to do more.
And, for those of you who don't understand .... What the hell? Are you seriously sitting on the computer all day? I had like thousands upon thousands of messages! Get real.
Tue Jun 3, 2014, 7:48 AM
So, I went to use the scanner I got for my birthday last year.
And, it's broken. Like, 100% Dead. I am so pissed off right now that I really honestly feel like throwing in the towel as an artist.
Keep in mind, I'm not the rant about quitting type, but I've just run into so many problems with getting my art really going over the past 10 years that it feels like I'm going to be stuck doing it as a hobby forever and never as an actual career! Computers dying, files getting corrupted, the loss of equipment being stolen, no money for the programs I need to complete projects started ages ago, etc etc. It just goes on and on. Meanwhile I have piles and piles of drawings stacking up and no way to scan them.
Now, I know most people would be like (but you're drawing) Yeah, but I can't draw background art because I suck at it. My comic characters live in an empty white world. Plus, what good is drawing the comics if I can't make copies or color the work digitally? Yeah, I can color by hand with pens, paint, crayon, whatever cheap supplies I can get my hands on. But, I was spoiled with digital software. I can change the colors on a whim if I feel like it. If it was hand colored I would have to redraw or print out an uncolored copy to color again. (again, to do the second, I would need a scanned copy to print!)
I can't even bribe with REAL MONEY other artists to help me draw the backgrounds or color the work for me so I can actually make some sort of progress. It's like, "Here, real money! Just color these 5 pages...." and they're like "No, I wanna STAY a STARVING and PENNILESS artist." Really? Freaking really?
I am so super discouraged right now. I'm getting to the point where I feel like I really should just give in and do the mommy at home thing and just let Emerald Angel Comics die in peace already. It's suffering and in pain and I just need to humanely cut the life support. It's cruel to keep hanging on to something that's been dead for a long time already.
Sun Jan 19, 2014, 1:17 PM
Alright, everyone. Allow me to alert you to some little girl from France who's stealing art. Since my crap is not that good ... I didn't think anyone would take anything from my gallery. I was wrong! My most popular deviation ... a stamp ... was ripped off. She's stolen other work too however and needs to be reported. You might want to check her gallery to see if she has anything of yours.
Here's her profile and here's her new profile She seems to be trying to run to a new account with her stolen works. AS IF she can even hide from the software known as Tin Eye. To top it off she blocked me on both of her accounts and marked my comments as SPAM because I told on her. I even offered to help her make artwork of her own. She completely ignored me and insulted me! I was trying to be nice. But forget that noise now.
And here's the link to my stolen stamp. Let her have it people! fav.me/d72bg1r
She has stolen other works that I can see in her profile. I shall link them here. I will update as I find more.
Zombies Eat Flesh Stamp fav.me/d72bgad taken from
An Elsa in progress sketch fav.me/d72t8dr stolen from This time, she went so far as to crop the original artists signature from the artwork to claim it was hers. Ugh!
She stole this stamp fav.me/d72bm3v BFF Love from
She stole I Hate Fast Moving Stamps fav.me/d72bheq from
And she stole this Cute Bunny fav.me/d6zgsf9 from .... this one she wasn't smart enough to get rid of the artists DA name from the work she stole. Hurr Durr!
She stole fav.me/d6zgrfr from .... she edited the colors oh so slightly. As if Tin Eye can't help me locate the original if she edited it. lol
This one Lunchtime with Smosh fav.me/d72oj8e stolen from Once again, the art was cropped to cut out the artists signature.
She also moved the Lunchtime with Smosh stolen art to her new account. Here's the link. Report it as stolen. fav.me/d72vxyv
She stole this one fav.me/d6zlpw4 from this artist and she also moved it to the new account. fav.me/d72vwdl So go report them both until they're taken down.
This cute stamp fav.me/d72km3e was stolen from
This mustache stamp fav.me/d70w1hg was stolen from
So check her gallery. She might have stolen from you too.
Sun Nov 13, 2011, 5:43 PM
- Listening to: My Son Playin Angry Birds
- Reading: This Journal
- Watching: A Family Thanksgiving
- Playing: Petville
- Drinking: Eggnog
But, I can't help myself!!!! It's another journal quizzy thing. It's really fast tho!
Randomly Snagged from Some Journal I can now not locate.
[x] Brown - $100
[ ] Blondie - $50
[ ] Black - $15
[ ] Bald - $5
[ ] Other-$75
[ ] Brown - $20
[ ] Green - $75
[ ] Blue $150
[x] Hazel $100 (Goes green in just the right light)
[ ] Other - $15
[ ] Over 7' - $200
[ ] 6'8? to 7' -$175
[x] 6'0? to 6'7? - $150
[ ] 5'5? to 5'11? - $85
[ ] 5'4? to 5'10? - $75
[ ] Under 5'4 - $27
[ ] 50 to 56 -$175
[ ] 46 to 50 - $150
[ ] 41 to 45 - $125
[x] 31 to 40 -$100
[ ] 26 to 30 - $75
[ ] 21 to 25 - $50
[ ] 19 to 20 -$25
[ ] 0 to 18 - $100
[ ] Twins or more than twins - $750
[ ] First Born - $320
[ ] Only Child - $250
[ ] Second born - $150
[ ] Middle child - $100
[ ] Last Born - $100
[ ] third born - $550
[ ] fourth born - $300
[x] fifth born - $400
[ ] sixth born -$215
[ ] I did like twice - $400
[ ] Only Holidays - $250
[x] Sometimes - $215
[ ] YES - $200
[ ] only weekends - $300
[ ] Every other day - $50
[ ] Once a day - $15
[ ] I live from the bottle - $Bankrupt$
[ ] No - $600
[x] perfect vision $400
[ ] need or have glasses/contacts but don't wear them $200
[ ]No correction $100
[ ] Glasses $50
[ ] contacts $25
[ ] Surgical correction -$100
[x] 13+ - $300 (Wait, which sizing scale? US? EU? )
[ ] 12 and a half to 13 - $250
[ ] 11 to 12 - $400
[ ] 7 to 10 - $500
[ ] Under 7- $450 ~
[ ] Red - $600
[x] Black - $100
[ ] Yellow -$475
[ ] Brown - $300
[ ] Purple - $225
[ ] White - $400
[ ] Aqua - $350
[ ] Orange - $300
[ ] Blue - $300
[ ] Pink - $100
[x] Other - $500
Did you use a calculator to add it all up?
[ ] Yes $0
[x] Nope - $1,000
[ ] some- $750
Where's my check?
Fri Nov 11, 2011, 7:36 AM
- Listening to: Metallica's One
- Reading: This Journal
- Drinking: Coffee with Peppermint Creamer
Alright! We got all the computer parts in! I already had a Hard Drive that hooks up with the Sata Interface, so I didn't need to splurge on one. I had various CD/DVD drives but the Motherboard we ordered only has a Sata Interface so the ribbon cables that come with the older style Drives won't work. Whoops!
So I had to make a run to BestBuy and grab a DVD Drive there that would be compatible. I can't tell you how proud I felt whipping out the Emerald Angel Comics business checking Card to pay for it! Let's just say it was a mixture of feeling awesome and also feeling worried that things might not go as planned. I kinda needed the drive to install the operating system on the new computer. Oy. If I didn't need it for that I'd have just skipped it, seriously. I really don't have the funds for these kind of expenses.
All I can do is march forward and do my best. One obstacle down and many large ones to go. We got the computer put together and up and running. Now all I need to do is save some cash to get the program I need. Easier said than done. I'll be working hard on my projects in the meantime. Pray for me!
Fri Nov 4, 2011, 7:09 AM
- Listening to: Metallica's Orion
- Reading: This Journal
- Drinking: Dr, Pepper
So, I've hit a snag. The whole computer not fast enough to run the software bit.
Now, the old me would have just let it go. Been content with waiting and waiting for the cash flow to be able to get it. Which probably would have been Tax Time or whenever.
But, not this time. I decided awhile back to start taking Emerald Angel Comics very seriously. So, I went ahead and opened a Business Account at the bank this summer, and slowly stashed a few away when I could. The bad news is ... my Student loans are going unpaid. Heehee. The good news is I do have the cash to go ahead and build a custom computer myself.
Well, not myself. I'm just buying the parts. My tech guy will actually be putting it together for me. So, we should have things up and running faster than if I was working on the computer and my projects at the same time.
I'll be making that very first purchase from the Business Account today! It's all rolling forward slowly but it's actually rolling! Keep your fingers crossed!
Thu Oct 27, 2011, 5:01 PM
- Listening to: ICP's Every Halloween
- Reading: This Journal
- Watching: Hocus Pocus
- Playing: Petville
- Eating: Mac n Cheese
- Drinking: Dr, Pepper
Ok, in one of my last journals, I said I was pushing back a lot of my projects and going for something that will turn a profit. Which in the long run will help get even more projects done.
I've gotten some major work done in these past few days and I must say I'm proud of the little bit of progress I've made. I will of course do a lot more before the end. Let's just say I killed a good 15% of my workload in the past few days. And, of course, I plan on staying up all night and killing some more!! YAY!
However, a small snag might delay the profits ... It's a financial one I won't be able to overcome very quickly. I need a newer computer to run the software I need to get things finished. As it is right now, I'm stuck with an older version of the software, which does not have the functions I'll need to actually finish the projects 100%. I'm getting them as close as I can with the older version as it is. So, it's not a huge problem right now.
Until I get a new computer I might be stuck for awhile once I've gotten as far as I can. Oh well ... I can always throw a few more projects in the works during that downtime.
Hopefully my fiancee will help me get a new puter for Christmas if I ask nicely. Cross your fingers guys!
Wed Oct 26, 2011, 11:37 AM
- Listening to: Skrillex's Equinox
- Drinking: Dr, Pepper
BEGIN RANTI have posted in a previous journal that I wanted to spend my time working on my projects, and that I was going to set all else aside.
A friend of mine on here read that very journal, and commented many times. However, he felt the need to Tag me in his journal for another of those goofy quizzie thingies I'm so prone to doing. Even tho he states he took a WEEK TO COMPLETE IT!!! Like I need an accuse to procrastinate any more. Grr. Especially if it takes over a week!
But, I'll do it. But this is the last one!!! ARGH!END RANT
I was tagged by :dmann1982:
1-> You must post these rules (VERY Important )
2-> Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their journal.
3-> Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4-> You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5-> Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him. (This one is optional.)
6-> No tag backs
7-> No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 11 people.
1. I am an open book, so there are not many little known facts about me.
2. I own a lot of video games, art supplies, comic books, mangas, action figures, costumes, etc.
3. I am a pretty good artist.
4. I have two cats, two dogs, two birds, and two kids.
5. I have a brain full of ideas and not enough time to get them out onto paper.
6. Despite my demeanor, I really love Romance movies.
7. I have 6 teeth that have broken and need to be yanked right now. Ouch!
8. I have tactile defensive touch and cannot stand most fabrics or textures against my skin.
9. I absolutely adore satin fabrics.
10. I have this weird thing about collecting little keys and wings. O_O
11. My hazel eyes change colors with my mood and the lighting. Often times they'll look emerald green. And I love it!
Questions that dmann1982 wants me to answer.
1. If you could travel back in time to any age in your life and retain the knowledge you have, how old would that be?: I wouldn't want too. I watched the Butterfly Effect! Heh, my luck something would get screwed up and I'd never have my kids! I love my kids!
2. If you could create a band/act, what would you want it be called?: Insert Band Name Here.
3. If you had a fire/flood/AOG happen, and your Family/people/pets you lived with were safe, what 1 item would you go back and save?: my external hard drive. It contains digital copies of all my art, comics, games, etc. If I have those I could publish and earn money to replace all else.
4. What's the last completely crazy thing you did?: Dyed my hair pink.
5. What's the last song you sang completely through to?: OMG! You won't believe this ... but I sang 99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall to my little girl last night, from 99 to 0 to get her to fall asleep!
6. When was the last time you took a full rest day (ie just chilled)?: Monday! I usually chill with Mark on his days off
7. What is the last graphic novel you read?: Probably one of the Comic Party series
8. What was the last movie you watched?: Still watching it at this moment. The Wedding Planner
9. Draw a random load of lines on a piece of paper. Then look at the finished scribble. Whats the first thing you see?: My empty hands, cuz I ain't doing it.
10. Would you mind if I sold you on ebay?: Why let you get all the profit when I can sell myself?
11. I have cake. You jelly?: What flavor? I have Blackberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Cherry.
For lack of time, I will just leave dmann1982's questions here. HAH!
1. If you could travel back in time to any age in your life and retain the knowledge you have, how old would that be? (no why wanted)
2. If you could create a band/act, what would you want it be called?
3. If you had a fire/flood/AOG happen, and your Family/people/pets you lived with were safe, what 1 item would you go back and save?
4. What's the last completely crazy thing you did?
5. What's the last song you sang completely through to?
6. When was the last time you took a full rest day (ie just chilled)?
7. What is the last graphic novel you read?
8. What was the last movie you watched?
9. Draw a random load of lines on a piece of paper. Then look at the finished scribble. Whats the first thing you see?
10. Would you mind if I sold you on ebay?
11. I have cake. You jelly?
Absolutely no one! I don't do ... tagging.
Mon Oct 24, 2011, 3:44 PM
- Listening to: Cansis's Kiss Me
- Eating: Wendy's Chili n Baked Tater
- Drinking: Dr, Pepper
Alright, this will probably be my last Journal for quite awhile. I am going to state in this journal two facts. A) I'm currently going to stop most projects. And B) Once I restart those projects I will be HIRING talent.
I'm making a serious commitment to getting a select set of my many many projects done. I've juggled too many projects for way too long to the point of ridiculousness. I'm getting absolutely nowhere.
Here's the low down. I have novels, games, comics, short-films, 3D, photography, web design, and a slew of other projects I'm trying to run solo all at once.
The reasons for my trying to do it all by myself actually boil down to two very large problems. Most of the projects I can't do by myself and really needed to get some outside help on.
The reasons I couldn't get any help on my projects are because my funds are very tight and the few artists who I tried to hire were too full of themselves to actually work FOR me.
I honestly want my company to become more than a one woman show. I want to actually create jobs. I want to hire SOME OF YOU! The talented artists and programmers out there who have yet to find someone to make use of their talents!
Sadly, I didn't always have the funds to actually hire anyone. But, when I did I ran into another problem. The artist's I'd hire on my projects were too focused on their own projects to actually help me with mine. The very projects I paid or at least offered to pay them to help me with. So, if anyone wants to work for me they have to listen to me and work on the assigned projects I choose. Especially if I'm the one writing them a check! You won't get paid until the work is done!
I'm sick of trying to hire people who start saying "I've got a cool idea for a comic series", "Hey, let me tell you about a project I'm working on", and so on ... so forth. Keep your ideas under your hat! I don't want to hear them! AT ALL! I want you to work on my ideas and mine alone when you're supposed to be working for me. On my time. You work on your own projects in private in your own home. I have a ton of my own ideas and projects myself and they are actually refined and ready for production! I don't want any unsolicited ideas for your comics, characters, stories and whatever else you have in your head. I don't want to hear them at all, EVER! For the same reason Marvel, Dark Horse, or any of the comic companies ask that artists send drawings of their established superhero characters, like Spider-man, Batman, The X-Men, etc to showcase your talent as an artist and they make it clear that you do not send your own original character concept art to them no matter how friggin awesome you think it may be! They don't want you coming into their faces later because one of their characters is similar in concept to one of your own and trying to say they stole your idea! This can be a huge problem for anyone in the comic and gaming industry and will cause us to NEVER HIRE YOU! I'll bet that 9 times out of 10 that's why most artists never get hired by a company like that. If you seem like you're the type to be too busy thinking about your own stuff to actually do what you've been hired to do, you will not get the job! PERIOD! So, if I say I'm looking for a colorist for my comics. Do not reply to my Help Wanted Ad by trying to tell me about this GREAT IDEA you have.
So I pretty much felt the need to try to move forward on my projects all by myself. Because it's hard to hire GOOD help that won't totally use me and screw me over later. Sorry, but I don't trust most of you halfwits. It's just how it is.
Of course, I can't do my projects alone. I need storyboard artists, inkers, colorists, programmers, etc to get most of my projects finished and ready for the fans. I need a team and I need a good team that only real money can buy. Trying to do all these different projects myself was stretching me way too thin. I'm cooking so many things in my kitchen, figuratively speaking, that I can't even finish a grilled cheese sandwich. Some pots are left simmering, some have gone rotten, and I'm going insane. I tried asking a friend of mine to test color some of my pages to see if I could coax him into working for me and he took forever on one page! I shall not name any names but he'll know who he is when he reads this. He did not know I was willing to pay him $10 a page. A lower rate than what is normally paid but I'm not a huge corporation. It's all I could afford. But, since it took him over a week for one page it meant he can't meet deadlines. And, of course the reason it took him so long, is well because my art wasn't the only thing he was working on. I'm starting to see why it's better to pay by page than by hour. If I'm paying a colorist to color my comic pages by hour they can waste the time working on their own art on my money, meaning I get absolutely nothing for the cash I spent on my own project. How's that for a slap in the face? You'd better be able to do MY work and meet MY deadlines if you want to work for ME.
So, I had to pick the one project that would bring in the most profit since I know I need funds to really get any of my projects off the ground. I had to narrow down my priorities to what was going to bring in the best profit that could be done with the smallest team and minimal funds and put the rest of the projects on the side for now. Sure, I'll toss a few notes in with the other projects as ideas hit me ... but just about all of my projects required a team to get them done decently.
Not only was I insanely trying to juggle these projects myself, my real life duties have been taxing on my time. I'm a mother of two, taking care of my elderly mother, and now I'm in a very serious relationship. I will be getting married soon, so my time to work on my projects just by myself has become even more limited. I had been doing the extremely dangerous. I had been sacrificing my own personal relaxation time to try to work on these projects and spent more time trying to catch up and respond to every single comment/e-mail/message/etc that I get on the web communities I'm on. This includes DeviantArt, Newgrounds, Facebook, and more. This alone is so time consuming that I'm barely getting anything done anymore. Meanwhile, no projects were getting finished, and my debt on my student loans is piling up on me, and I'm now completely unable to pay for these! I'm going to have to choose what is most important and stick to it.
So, I picked from my many projects, the one I felt would bring the largest return, and that was something I could probably hire someone to help with and possibly get some funding for along the way. In researching my projects to come up with some decent business proposals to try to gain some funding I ran across some new information that makes me EXTREMELY happy and excited. Not to give too much information away, but it's going to help me do a set of small projects myself and I can afford to pay for it myself as well. I can probably have the set of projects I had been working on finished in just a few months and have them ready. Once they're done they should help turn a profit. If it works out the money I earn can go towards hiring a team for some of my other projects. So, wish me luck on that one.
But, this does mean I'm pushing aside all my other projects. I also will no longer respond to every single message/comment/e-mail/etc I get on DeviantArt and other related communities. I just don't have the time anymore. Sorry. I might pop in every now and again and rest assured, I will be reading all comments made. I just will no longer have the time to respond to everyone or even thank for the Watches anymore. I had stopped responding to all the favs and now watches are no longer a priority. Sorry. I will respond to serious questions, comments, and conversations. Just, not everything else. Sorry in advance as I do feel that is rude but a sacrifice must be made somewhere to get more work done.
I'll update everyone further and when I can I'll post some art/sketches and finished projects. I'll pop in upon completion of each of my larger projects and let everyone know what's available and where they can get a copy.
I just ask that you be patient and understanding that I don't have the time to spend here like I used to. I will be taking the rest of tonight to finish responding to major questions, returning Llamas on DeviantArt, and linking up those who've done my Meme's and used my Templates. After that I'll post a notice in all my art so everyone will know I cannot respond to everything from this point forward.
Thanks for taking the time to read this rather long rant. I really appreciate all the support and love from all of you.
Mon Aug 29, 2011, 12:39 PM
I got this from 's journal
1.What time did you get up this morning?
2.Diamonds or pearls?
3.What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Oh snap ... I think it was Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D. I don't get to go to the movies much anymore. Motherhood is rough at times.
4.What is your favorite TV show?
Right now it's Burn Notice closely followed by Dr. Who!
5.What did you have for breakfast?
I had bacon and eggs.
6.What is your middle name?
7.What is your favorite cuisine?
Anything I can find that's gluten free at the moment.
8.What foods do you dislike?
Things that aren't made out of wheat but somehow have wheat/gluten in them ANY WAY! Ugh! Stupid people.
9.What is your favorite chip flavor?
Found this tasty Sour Cream and Cheddar flav recently that I like.
10.What is your favorite CD at the moment?
I have an MP3 player 2Gig/Android Tablet 8Gig/Smart Phone 2Gig. Any CDs I buy I copy all the songs into MP3 format so I can mix my own playlists. I then store all my CDs with the original cover art in large folders where they won't get damaged.
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
I drive a big Buick. I like Buicks and Classic Cadillacs.
Anything with bread in the equation is a big EW to me. LOL! The different gluten free breads taste like crap. So, I make a sandwich without bread. I just toss all the toppings together in a bowl, get a spoon, and chow down.
13.What characteristics do you despise?
Well, people have different characteristics that can make up their personality. I myself display some arrogance, egoism, and narcissism. Bad traits ... no. It's only bad if a personality consists entirely and to the extreme of any one or a combination of personality traits. Even nice can be over done to the point of pushing people away. So, personalities/characteristics that are unbalanced and in the extreme are what I despise.
14.Favorite item of clothing?
I have a pair of blue jeans I laced up with shiny emerald green ribbons. Everyone remarks how they like the ribbons. They're also comfortable.
15.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Right now, to be honest, Alaska sounds pretty awesome. My boyfriends parents are spending a 2 year long vacation there right now. YES, I said 2 year vacation! It's not a typo. Wouldn't you like to spend a vacation that lasted that long!?
16.What color is your bathroom?
17.What color pants are you wearing?
18.Where would you retire to?
I'm not old enough to think of that one yet.
19.Favorite time of the day?
Night when it's cool!
20.What was your most memorable birthday?
21.Where were you born?
22.What's the last thing you ate?
A Snickers bar.
23.If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I'd be an Emerald Green crayon with glitter in the wax! I'm so flamboyant!
I like the Blue Moon Rose, Forget Me Nots, Lilies, and Lily of the Valley.
25.What fabric detergent do you use?
Legacy of Clean SA8® Triple Liquid 3X Concentrated Laundry Detergent - Floral Scent
26.Coke or Pepsi?
Can I please saw ew to both of these? I prefer Dr. Pepper for a soda.
27.Do you wish on stars?
Sometimes, but mostly I wish on shooting stars.
28.What is your shoe size?
9 to 10. Depends on the shoe make and model. Seriously! Some 9's fit just right and others are too small so I must go up to a 10.
29.Do you have any pets?
Many pets. 2 cats, Lina and Alucard, 2 Dogs, Lance and Teardrop, and 2 birds, Spike and Priss. I also have my two kids whom I lovingly refer to as my Monkeys. This is not a racist comment because they're mixed. It's because the effin climb everything! Climb over the back of the recliner ... over the couch and my son loves to climb up the door frames and the hallway walls! Seriously, he puts his hands on one wall and feet on the other and climbs all the way to the ceiling. So, they've earned the nickname Monkeys.
30.Last person you talked to on the phone?
My mom! I sometimes feel my ears bleed when she's screeching at me over the phone.
31.What did you want to be when you were little?
An Artist! Look at me now! ... I'm a starving artist who's seriously in debt with student loans ... *sigh*
32. What are you meant to be doing now?
Not a damn thing. I got my chores done for the day.
33.What do you first notice about someone?
what they're doing. I met my best buddy DJ at ITT Tech. He was sitting there reading ... minding his own business and everyone else was crowded around each other being social and as far as I'm concerned they were uninteresting. So, I moved to the quieter end of the student lounge and plopped next to him and asked him what he was reading. He gave me a skeptical look as though he was wondering why the hell I felt like talking to him as opposed to everyone else. The conversation turned to the usual "are you a compatible friend" info swap and we compared likes in music, books, etc. The kicker was we both liked ICP. We started hanging out and it was the start of a very awesome friendship with a really intelligent person. (And, I'm not talking about myself this time.)
Not going into it.
35.What was your favorite toy as a child?
My action figure collection! I still have them! G.I Joe, He-man, She-ra, Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, etc.
36.Summer or winter?
Fall, Winter, Spring. Summer is just too hot!
37.Hugs or Kisses?
38.Chocolate or vanilla?
39.Who is most likely to respond?
40.Who is least likely to respond?
My own house. As in ... I own it! My kids have bunk beds.
42.When was the last time you cried?
This weekend. I got mad about a painting I was doing.
43.What is under your bed?
Which bed? If my bedroom ... Nasty books ... if the foldout in the living room ... probably some of my bottles of paint. And if the kids bunk-bed ... clothes, toys, probably some dirty plates I'll need to get. lol
44.How many countries have you visited?
One ... including the one I live in.
45.In how many cities have you lived?
Lived in? Since I can't officially count anything before I was 5 year old ... I'll say three. Greenville, Powdersville, and Piedmont.
46.Favorite movie of all time?
Too hard to choose.
47.Mountains or beach?
Ugh ... sand in my ass crack or mosquitoes biting it? JK. I pick them both.
48.The current friend you have known the longest?
Hm, the one I've known the longest is no longer my friend as far as I'm concerned. In fact ... I feel this way about most of them. And, the current ones I've met all around the same time at ITT Tech. so, the Tech Crew I'll call them. DJ, Brice, Ronnie, Angel (Ronnie's wife), Cortez, Lee, and Lee. I hope I didn't forget anyone. lol
I don't have a usual. But, I try to get my kids down by 9 for school.
51. Who do you tag?
No one. People can choose to do this of their own free will. Like I did.
Thu Aug 11, 2011, 5:00 PM
I just watched this and it's so cute! It's the worlds LARGEST Stop Motion Animation shot on a little Nokia N8 Touch screen Cellphone! They have the camera set way high in the air to make this animation shot on the beach. Check it out!
Wed Aug 10, 2011, 9:31 AM
WTF is it with all of you guys posting these Hacker Warnings? "NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE CAN STOP IT OMG!" and "Repost this to warn everyone!"
UGH! You're so STUPID!
Has it occurred to any of you that people can make up a hoax like that to scare the crap out of all of the really stupid people online? Has it ever occurred to you that you might be one of those stupid people?
If you're a dumbass who doesn't know how to use a search engine then go ahead, repost every goofy ass hacker warning that you come across in a journal. I frankly am sick of seeing it on every other user page. Especially since 99.9% of the effing time it isn't true!
Look there are pretty websites online that actually investigate these things to see if they're true or not. WOW! It's like Mythbusters only for dumbass internet hoaxes and retarded rumors about celebs you morons all fall for. "OMG! He did what to a gerbil?" He did nothing to the gerbil you moron it's a hoax too.
Next time you feel the urge to repost a journal about a hacker warning, use your fingers, mouse, and brain if you have one ... check Snopes[dot]com to make sure you're not just being a dumbass. If the particular rumor you're about to post is not on their site, copy the message and send it to them so they can investigate the stupidity. Because, you look like an IDIOT when you post without searching to make sure the shit is true first!
DAMN! I bet if even half of you would use your brain first instead of reposting in a panic most of these internet hoaxes would die. but, no such luck ... too many stupids out there.
Wed Aug 10, 2011, 9:05 AM
Insane Test: - EmeraldTokyo's Edited version. You'll multiply the score by 2 for the percentage of how crazy you are.
[x] You have screamed at an inanimate object for "hurting you"(I stub my toe a lot)
[x] You have ran into a glass/screen door. (Trying to read mail or looking at my phone at the time ...)
[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle. (more like off a moving vehicle)
[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks. (I do that all the time ... lol!)
[x] You have run into a tree/bush.
So far: 5
[x] You have been called a blonde. (And told them they were a retard in retaliation.)
[ ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.
[x] You just tried to lick your elbow. (Damn it!)
[ ] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.
[x] You just sang them to make sure. (Son of A!)
So far: 8
[x] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.
[x] You have choked on your own spit.
[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don't get it.
[x] You type with three fingers or less.
[x] You have accidentally caught something on fire.
So Far: 12
[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.
[x] You have caught yourself drooling.
[x] You have fallen asleep in class.
[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking. (only when I'm really tired lol!)
[x] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.
So far: 17
[x] People often shake their heads and walk away from you.
[x] You are often told to use your 'inside voice'.
[x] You use your fingers to do simple math. (instead of holding them up where it's obvious, I tap the surface of the table and mentally count the taps when adding. lol!)
[x] You have eaten a bug accidentally. (I drank my coffee and felt it go down! ARGH!)
[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important. ()
So far: 22
[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it.
[x] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.
[ ] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen if you don't.
[x] You break a lot of things. (I throw a lot of things too.)
[x] You tilt your head when you're confused.
So far: 26
[x] You have fallen out of your chair before.
[x] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling. (Hell, I do that everywhere. Walls, Marble floors, Tile, etc.)
[x] The word "um" is used frequently.
[ ] You don't know what "um" means.
[x] You say "what" and "huh" a lot.
So far: 30
[x] You talk to yourself when you're alone.
[x] You role play your OCs almost daily.
[x] You've ordered food at the drive in using a different voice/accent.
[ ] You have stared at a TV screen when it's Static Filled, Blue Screen, or Off.
[x] You've had people get mad because they thought you were staring at them when you were only deep in thought.
So far: 34
[ ] You suck or chew on your hair or clothing.
[ ] You chew on non-food/non-candy items like paper, legos, etc.
[x] You hum your own theme music.
[x] You make sound effects when you're doing things that don't have their own sound effects.
[x] You fidget or rub your hands together often.
I'm 74% Crazy.
Mon Aug 1, 2011, 7:03 PM
So, everyone should know about Daily Deviations on DA and how they work. However, there are a few blogs out there who also feature stuff from DeviantArt.
One of them is called "Terrible DeviantArts" and they post what they believe to be the worst art on DeviantArt. But, a new page just sprang up that's pretty much like the Light Side of the Force compared to them. It's called Awesome DeviantArts and their goal is to promote good art from DA. They just started today and I picked the first feature!
Doom-Art used my spider web brushes for this piece and it was so fantastic, I had to give him props. So, now he's the very first feature on Awesome DeviantArts. Do your favorite artists a favor and suggest that they feature something you like.
Thu Jul 28, 2011, 4:43 PM
You and I wake up in a police car together. Using Four words only, what would you say to me? Note: if you comment, you must copy and paste this to your journal so I can comment on your post as well. Be good and play along. (4 words are harder than you think).
Taken from 's journal, where my answer was "Well, that was fun"