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Game of Thrones Series

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 28, 2011, 6:43 PM
Anyone interested in discussion about the Game of Thrones series? I stumbled upon a forum here on DA:
forum.deviantart.com/galleries…

There are also some fantastic fan sites out there, but I would caution anyone who hasn't read the books because the book fans out there love to drop spoiler bombs. So beware! Or just go ahead and read the books. ;)
Here is one that I look at on a regular basis: winter-is-coming.net/ (very spoilery but great for readers)

Also here is a forum of "Completely Unspoiled Speculation" for people who have not read the books but who are watching the series. forums.televisionwithoutpity.c…
I love to read that one to see what people think!

And lastly, here is a site that has a great and comprehensive collection of fan art: www.a-game-of-thrones.net/a-so…

Anyways, enjoy! :D

  • Listening to: Rammstein
  • Reading: Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Drinking: water

Game of Thrones Premiere is Near!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 3, 2011, 3:09 PM
Sorry for the pointless journal entry. I really just wanted to try out this gorgeous skin I found by :iconlockjavv:

Also I have been geeking out big time over the HBO series of Game of Thrones and tonight is a sneek preview of the prologue! So excited! :D

  • Listening to: Groove Salad
  • Reading: Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: way too much Starcraft
  • Drinking: water with lemon wedge

'A Game of Thrones' to be on HBO

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 27, 2010, 6:51 PM
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Anyone a huge fan of George R. R. Martin? I'm about halfway through "A Game of Thrones" and am enjoying it so much that I even gave up playing video games for a minute so I can read instead. :lol: This novel is some heavy duty stuff for sure.

I went all fangirl and bought a copy of it for my sister for her birthday recently and now I'm very excited to know that's it's going to be a tv series. An HBO tv series. I have really high hopes for it. What do you think? In case you haven't seen the buzz yet, here's a link: www.airlockalpha.com/node/7176 I'm excited about the cast: Sean Bean will be Ned Stark and there are some other recognizable faces who have signed on as well. I think Peter Dinklage will make a good Tyrion. Lena Headey will be Cersei... I love to hate her in the book.

So anyway, the show is not supposed to be scheduled to air until spring 2011. I suppose that's plenty of time to read all I can of the series. :P Anyone else as excited about this as I am?

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  • Listening to: Groove Salad
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
  • Drinking: Fuzzy Navel

Reminder About Haiti

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 3, 2010, 7:33 AM
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I just saw a journal that reminded me about the Haiti earthquake and wanted to update my own journal to remind others. This catastrophe was so huge that I think we should try to continue to support the people their for as long as we can. My intention is to continue to donate as I can afford to.

If you're able/interested in helping please check out the journal of :iconzackfairlover: She has a lot of good info and links for where you can donate.

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  • Listening to: Groove Salad
  • Reading: Magician: Master by Raymond Feist
  • Drinking: English Breakfast Tea

Faves, Fantasy Novels n Stuff

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 21, 2009, 7:09 PM
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Hey Friends!
First I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate faves because I've been slack about saying thank you to each of them for a while now. But I really do consider each one to be a nice compliment. So please know that I really do appreciate each fave because I feel that my work has been a success when it's been faved! :hug: Alas, I think it may be a good idea for me to spend my time rather on responding to comments and taking time to look at and comment on others' art.

On another topic, anyone read Robin Hobb?!? I am on the third book of her Soldier Son Trilogy and she most definitely can count me among her fans now! I've only started recently getting into the fantasy genre (to read) so I don't know of too many authors. I read Tolkein of course, but to be honest the LOTR books were a little laborious for me to get through. Anyone else care to admit that? =P Please tell me I'm not the only one. Anyway, if anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them! Sorry if I've blasphemed against Tolkein! Hey I loved the movies. :lol:

Ok that's all I have right now. My new job wears me out so I may not be as productive as I once was but I will stay active one way or another!

Later!

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  • Listening to: Mountain Chill Radio on iTunes
  • Reading: Renegade's Magic -Robin Hobb
  • Drinking: a screwdriver with pear Absolut =P

First 14 Comments Featured!-Closed!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 26, 2009, 5:35 PM
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Yay! I've got all 14 features now! Thanks everybody for participating in this fun little game. If anyone else feels like doing it, feel free to copy the rules below.  ;D

I got this from :iconleeannekortus:'s journal =P
Here's how it works:

1. Be one of the first 14 people commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to the "Promotional List".

2. For each of the first 14 people answering this journal I will put his or her avatar and the three deviations I like most from his or her gallery on the list.

3. If you answer, you'll have to do the same on your journal, putting me in the first position. Then rinse and repeat!

I'm leaving the remainder of my previous journal up at the bottom with previous features since it hasn't been up that long...

Number 1:
:iconleeannekortus:
Forest Dreamtime by LeeAnneKortus Raven by LeeAnneKortus at the Great Hall of Owls by LeeAnneKortus

Number 2:
:iconcrimson-howl:
Phillipshead by crimson-howl

Mature Content

I Scream by crimson-howl
Puff and Jackie by crimson-howl

Number 3:
:iconlady-akyashaa:
Plumeux by Lady-Akyashaa Eastern Grace by Lady-Akyashaa The Killer Camel - Commish by Lady-Akyashaa

Number 4:
:iconaonodori:
The Guardian by aonodori Spirit by aonodori :thumb112833320:

Number 5:
:iconzodc:
:thumb42367170: Life remote Control by ZODC LadyBirick by ZODC

Number 6:
:iconheguy:
:thumb123046202: :thumb108544686: :thumb63347864:

Number 7:
:iconalmalphia:
Will Pay For Kisses by Almalphia Dark Pegasus Zubo Nocturnus by Almalphia Get Off My Lawn by Almalphia

Number 8:
:iconvampiregoddess20:
New Character: KiKi by VampireGoddess20

Number 9:
:icon3vilpat:
:thumb100799751: :thumb99580875: :thumb98364388:


Number 10:
:iconcristianaleone:
Spring Spirit by CristianaLeone

Number 11:
:iconvandelia:
Trepidation by vandelia :thumb117158756: The Northern Wind by vandelia

Number 12:
:iconduetmaxwell:
The Elemental WarriorsWe were young when we found the elemental jewels. Me and my twin sister, Sapphire had just turned 14. Lightning and his twin brother Thunder were 11. Crystal the baby amongst us was only 9. I had taken the others to a nearby beach to cool off in the water on that hot summer day. While searching for seashells, I found the five jewels buried beneath the sand.
Two of the jewels were gold and red in color. Two others had a grayish or silver hue. The last jewel was a white as the purest snow. I gave a jewel to my sister and each of our friends. When we returned home that night, we showed the jewels to our families who then formed them into necklaces for us.
  
At the time we had no idea of the power that they held. But the Lord of the Dark Clan obviously did. He attacked our village trying to steal the jewels. Houses were burned people were killed.  But when he saw the jewels around our necks, he went for us instead. Our parents tried to stop them.
"Stay away from our ch
Sakura Blossoms 3 by DuetMaxwell Pegacorn and Water Dragon by DuetMaxwell

Number 13:
:iconsilver-lava:
Ao'rwe by Silver-lava AOP: Page 1 by Silver-lava You Didn't Forget, Did You? by Silver-lava

Number 14:
:iconphilippel:
Menacing snout by philippeL Zebras by philippeL Biting the fishing rod by philippeL

I'm gonna squeeze one more in here just cause he's the only other comment left and I think it would be mean of me to cut it off before adding him ;)
:iconelahuehuete:
DIENTES DE LEON by elahuehuete templo-en-el-cielo by elahuehuete Motel 05 by elahuehuete


Other Stuff:

FIGURE REFS:
Pose Maniacs: www.posemaniacs.com/blog/pose/… very cool site with a huge variety of figures you can rotate to different angles.
Character Designs: characterdesigns.com/index.php… More huge variety.
Live Model Books: www.posespace.com/posetool/def… I have a book of theirs but their site is great too. You have to pay to get a high res image off their site, but you get all angles because the photos are taken on a turn table. Also the quality of the photos is very good!

TEXTURES & STOCK:
CG Textures: cgtextures.com/
Free 3ds Textures: free3dstextures.com/

BRUSHES:
:iconkyena: has some really wonderful basic brushes which you can download from her site: www.tascha.ch/content/index.ph… I really love her blending brush.


One more thing before features. I wanted to express support for Iran.
:thumb127197867:
I won't go into a political rant here, but I just wanted to put this out there. I think the way that we can actually help is to support the effort of organizations who fight online censorship. There is some interesting information here if you want to read further: www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-arl… and to donate: blog.austinheap.com/2009/07/06…


Here are some more artists I really look up to. I'd like to leave their art here for a little while. :heart:

shiva by thandav Thorns. by Saarl Glow by cryslara :thumb120718274: Centaur by liiga Ascendancy of the Last by Cyzra .wanderer by Shinerai Before the sunsets by Zeronis Unwavering Hearts by camilladerrico Holy mountain by AlMaNeGrA Uriel Vs The Dragon King by Lalilulelo2003
Last but not least here's one from my boyfriend :iconclaytanick: Zombie Commando by Claytanick His gallery has lots of (im)mature content so don't go there without your sense of humor. ;)


Also I just have to put some more kitties on here. Sorry I just can't help it.
Cute Overload by ChrissieCool ... so save by Lobieg :thumb121353521: Kitten' by Jennsan89 Salem Smiles by SalemCat I'm Cuter by ChrissieCool

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  • Listening to: Groove Salad on iTunes
  • Reading: Shaman's Crossing -Robin Hobbs

Kitties Feature!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 1, 2009, 4:15 PM


Here is something to cheer you up if you need it. If you are already cheered up then maybe this will delight you! :laughing:

I wanted to share some of the cutest and funniest kitties I've collected so far:

Happy Mew Year by Mz-Kitts by :iconmz-kitts:
Kitty of Notre Dame by hoschie by :iconhoschie:
ill kill you by thrashedjuggalo by :iconthrashedjuggalo:
please, borrow me the pc... by JinJin512 by :iconjinjin512:
:thumb104642466: by :iconsalemcat:
Pedro 5 by cinorici by :iconcinorici:

  • Listening to: Groove Salad on iTunes
  • Reading: Shaman's Crossing -Robin Hobbs
  • Playing: Devil Summoner 2

A Sad Case of Animal Abuse

Sat Mar 7, 2009, 2:40 PM
A Sad Case of Animal Abuse

Hello Friends,

I just wanted to post about a case of a poor kitty being beaten on a youtube video. This is so sad that I can hardly describe how it makes me feel. Here is the link to the journal for more info www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/… and a petition to urge authorities to prosecute the bully to the full extent of the law: www.petitionspot.com/petitions…

I'm sorry if this is a downer for anyone. I just hope that by raising awareness these cases won't happen so often.

Thanks to :iconfelinefans: for bringing this to our attention.

  • Reading: Consuelo & Alva Vanderbilt (biography)
  • Playing: Valkyria Chronicles

DA Back

Sat Jan 24, 2009, 10:41 AM
DeviantArt is Back in Bahrain

Just an fyi, DA has been un-blocked in Bahrain. Yay! Thanks everybody who signed the petition.

:)

  • Listening to: Groove Salad radio on itunes
  • Reading: Consuelo & Alva Vanderbilt (biography)
  • Watching: my boyfriend shoot chimera in R2
  • Playing: Persona 4, Valkyria Chronicles, LBP, Bioshock
  • Eating: not now
  • Drinking: water
Hello fellow artists and writers! :) I've been tagged by an inspiring friend => :iconpatrickel: to participate in what I guess you would call a "chain journal". I think this looks simple & fun so here goes.

1. Post these rules in your journal.
2. Each tagged person must post 8 facts about themselves in their journal.
3. At the end, you must tag 8 people and post their icons in your same journal.
4. Go to their page and send them a message that they have been tagged.
5. No tag-backs.

About me:
1. A little background. I studied traditional methods of illustration in ye olde days before Photoshop was widely used. Back then, we used actual airbrushes that spattered actual paint, and I cut actual frisket with actual x-acto knives. It was horrible. And I had to walk to class even when it was snowing!! :bleh: Let me tell you kiddies out there, you don't know how lucky you are to have Photoshop! So anyway, I became a graphic designer instead and only this past year have I returned to illustrating. And digital is a whole other thing I think than traditional so I'm outta practice AND re-learning how to draw. But it is so fun and fulfilling! :XD:

2. I :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: the PS3 game LittleBigPlanet!!!!!!!!!!!

3. Did I mention I :heart: LBP? Ok then, here's another fact. I :heart: how when you die in LBP the game is still soooooo fun!! :clap: You can't get mad at it even when it's hard.

4. I've indicated in previous journals that I eat cupcake snacks. Well I do like sweets, but I just want everyone to know I'm not fat! :lol:

5. I volunteered for, donated to, and voted for :iconobamaplz: !!!!! :w00t:

6. Every year my wonderfully talented boyfriend => :iconclaytanick: and I like to go on vacation to San Francisco, our favorite city in the country, to just hang out and visit my sister who lives there. I think I would give my left arm (not my right because I draw with that) to live there. Seriously.

7. I'm a kittie mommie. I have 2 who, one of these days, will have portraits in my gallery.

8. I can barely rise from bed in time for lunch on the weekends. :sleep:

Now I get to tag some folks. I hereby tag the following very nice, talented people:
:iconcyzra: :icontraydaripper: :iconsamjo989: :iconshanti-blue-lizard: :iconsyran-soul: :iconmonchiiechiie: :iconmoondaughterstory: :iconvictortky:

Toodles! -C





Clubs:
:iconuse-of-imagination: :icondigitalartnetwork: :iconxxfantasy-clubxx: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :iconenchantedforest: :icondaydreamersrealm:  :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :icondigital-art-club: :iconfelinefans: :iconthe-wings-club:
  • Listening to: Groove Salad radio on itunes
  • Reading: Consuelo & Alva Vanderbilt (biography)
  • Watching: Metalocalypse
  • Playing: Persona 4, Valkyria Chronicles, LBP, Bioshock
  • Eating: not now
  • Drinking: water