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Artist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Baltimore
Favourite genre of music: Filmusic
Shell of choice: Red ones that home-in on your opponents
Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede
Personal Quote: Wisdom is bliss. Obeying it is torture.
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Okay, this place has a journal too?  I'm rather impressed.

Indeed, this is the start of my DeviantART account.  Why exactly am I making it?  Am I fishing for recognition (again? *slaps hand*), or simply want to make new friends?  Am I trying to prove to myself that I can be socially independant, despite the loss of a recent friend?  Frankly I don't like the sound of these questions, and the answers even less, so let's just leave it at that: I created an account, period.

The people here are SO good, it's perfectly humbling.  It almost makes me feel insecure that I'll actually get people to pay attention to my art and befriend me.  Maybe, then, I should write more.  Because my lack of technique is far too obvious in my art style.

A note on the gavel icon.  That is the one instance where my professional life actually called for my skills of an artist.  In the summer of 2006 (barely a month or two before I opened this account) there was a new task at my work that called for a new type of icon in our judicial-based application.  New icons are almost never needed, but I was extremely thankful to be assigned to this particular task and I took it upon myself to draw this little gavel pixel by pixel, using the same colour scheme as another of our existing icons, so that they would blend well.  I was delighted when my icon was approved.

I figured it would appropriate for it to spearhead my DeviantART account.

My use of it may not be perfectly legal though, so please keep it quiet.

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HyperactiveRamen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Were you cosplaying Envy at Otakuthon this year? o.o
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X-AvienSky-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
thanks for the watch!
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imo3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student
This is Katie from Balticon! :D
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heartstrain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Photographer
Hi!! I'm glad it occurred to me to check my DA message so soon. I won't be able to remember often though. So you said you weren't on Facebook? I'll leave you my email instead, I'll be able to get that much more directly than DA: otaku@musicalotaku.com

How are you? Did you have a good Balticon? I had a delightful time meeting you and your friends! I sure hope I keep running into equally receptive audiences for my book in the future. I've only got 1 Amazon sale so far, but I'm still hoping things will kick off eventually.

Are you going to Otakon?
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imo3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student
Hi! I'm good, how are you?

Balticon was wonderful. It was a lot of fun talking to you.

I started reading your book, but I'm very slow, so I haven't gotten very far yet. Good luck!

I'm trying to go to Otakon, but my mother said that if my final grade in Algebra II isn't an B, I can't go, and I failed the last 2 tests. T_T So maybe.
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heartstrain Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010   Photographer
Awesome! Don't worry, take your time reading. Although it does get more fun and easier as it goes on. I hope you make it soon to the part where Geal, Lassic and Viakel are introduced!

You could always try to confound your mother by saying that you didn't get a B in Algebra, you got an X. And X > mY + b, where 10 < Y < 42 or something like that. Arrange it so that your mom could theoretically figure out your grade if she could solve the equation. She might be so impressed by your ingenuity to use the very subject matter in real life she might reward you with Otakon.

Oh, so tell me again, are you from Baltimore directly? I'm trying to gather up people who'd want to attend another reading session and interactive games at a coffee shop downtown. I got them interested in my book and they'll be scheduling this soon. As many of my own friends as I can bring to it, the better.
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BABwithpens Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Hi! I don't know if you remember me, but i met you at Anime USA 2009. The group of random cosplayers who you talked with for a while. its Rebecca! ---Just sayin hi! :)
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heartstrain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Photographer
Hi! So sorry if it took me a while to respond. DA doesn't send out automated notices of new message, so it's really not an ideal place to reach me since I barely ever check it. Are you on Facebook? I'd love to catch up with you. Anime USA was quite a while ago and I'd probably need my memory refreshed. Hope to see you around!
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BABwithpens Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student General Artist
It's fine, I am not on Facebook, not really my cup of tea.. Hmm.. refresher.... Ohh, you we're talking to us on the saturday, and you mainly kept in contact with courtney. How's Felsic current coming along? ohh here my email is sccr4smrfun@aol.com that would be easier to use... lol :)
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Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Salut salut ! Ah ben, il s'est fait un compte dA. Ah ben :p

Si tu ne me reconnaît pas, va voir mes cosplays :XD:

J'ai espionné ton message sur le profil de mon amie :p
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