As of right now, I only have one question:
Whoever wants to ask a question - please post them in the comments of this journal!
I don't have a limit right now as to how many I'll use, so you're welcome to ask as many as you'd like. You're also welcome to ask about anything, if I am uncomfortable answering I simply won't answer it.
I'm so happy to see an overwhelming majority show interest in this!
Thank you guys so much!
Ah! Lots of crazy big things happening!
On Valentines Day YandereDev released a promotional concept video that we had been working together on for a long time. 96 frames, an instrumental, and some sweet vocals later and it's all finished!
I guarantee some of you have already seen this, but I thought I'd share since a lot of work went into this.
If any of the above are serious triggers, I highly recommend not watching the video! I don't want anyone having an anxiety attack or feeling far too uncomfortable. (The thumbnail will give you a pretty good idea of the content)
Alright, so if you're good with all that, here you go!
Honestly, now more than ever, I've been fighting for time between ironing out Star Realms and school. So I realize I've been lacking in posting these past few months! Sorry!
I thought I'd explain some of the things that are going on behind the scenes uwu!
Some names are changing, it's definitely going to be very confusing. It's in the scrapping stages and I'm already tripping up left and right. Four characters are having their names taken back to the drawing board. So far the only confirmed rename is Takumi to Aviur. ( I think...that may change...take 'confirmed' with a grain of salt )
I've also been going back with the outlines and moving some stuff around. Yup, I've pulled back the reigns on drawing out SR in order to focus on outlining to the end. I'm on Book 5 currently but some things are going to be moved around to make more sense and create a smooth and pleasurable reading experience. Or at least make it so that the plot doesn't have any hiccups.
NO! Nothing is going away, plot points are staying! NO! I'm not throwing scraps out for anyone to pick up.
So next time I draw some characters they may be named something different, or at least have a placeholder.
Heads up. I'm throwing a curve ball.
Because 25 is my favorite/lucky number I've decided to open it up as a Kiriban!
You do not have to be a watcher in order for this to apply to you
Though not necessary, it'd be super cool if you'd spread the word a little via polls/journals
Rules are the same as commissions in terms of what your prize: Point Commissions [CLOSED] - sans payment of course
WHAT WILL I WIN?:
A full-color drawing of one or two characters of your choice in my chibi style
A speedpaint of this drawing
EXAMPLES OF CHIBI STYLE:
I wanted to give a little update, school starts officially for me tomorrow (August 13). I've already done orientation and all that jazz so now the real stuff begins.
What this means is, I probably won't be posting art very much between schoolwork, mental breakdowns, working on SR, and working on a very large other project. I'm not going to give away this project. I'm 95% sure I'm going to be the one to finish it all the way through, but it does involve a reveal on its end.
With that said, I hope y'all can understand my inactivity!
(i say this now but I'm usually more active during the school year - I can't promise this, however)
I'm going to go ahead and apologize if I ever become snappy or apathetic, the school year throws me through a ringer. It's no excuse but I figure I should at least give a reason if this occurs.
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've been on dA a little over 3 years (3 years and 4 months I believe since it was late March)
What does your username mean?
Well - S. Realms, the S is really just an initial for the word Star. Like Star Realms. My story ;u;
I wonder if that corrected anyone saying it as a full word pff srealms, what a word. Yeah it's S. then Realms//
Describe yourself in three words.
Uhm... creative, awkward (cripplingly so), introvertive
Are you left or right handed?
I'm a lefty! Although with things besides drawing or writing I can be ambidextrous ;u; depending on what it is
Play me in ping pong I dare you//shot
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I really like to draw anime/manga uwu but I also really love writing</strike>
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Oh man, I love the art that DestinyBlue does! I'd totally love to do that kind of style (I'mma force you to go to her page and look at all her pretty art)
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Probably anime / manga. Who am I kidding it is anime / manga//shot
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
OOOO I really really really like kkaags, I follow them on tumblr too. They're amazing at art and really funny ;o;
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Many different deviants have impacted my life, some have really helped me develop and continue my story with much more vigor and helped me through some hard times, some have led me to be much more careful with what information I give away regarding my story or how I sign my artwork (as a long time ago I had several of my pieces stolen) OTL
What are your preferred tools to create art?
First and foremost I like Paint Tool Sai
pain tool sigh, I use regular old pencil and paper a lot but I also use Manga Studio 5 for toning and the ancient Photoshop Elements 8 for animations
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Well seeing as I hardly leave my room I'd have to say my room
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Meeting WinteryGarnet and PixelatedFairy since they mean so much to me now. But also actually joining it because I did so with my best friend LittleMuh back in middle school >u<
It's probably long due, though some may not see much of a difference.
I organized a couple things on my page / made sure no more images linked to tinypic.com since I really don't need to do that anymore now that I've got the right coding
I added a couple more subfolders in the 'Other' folder that will hopefully make things a bit easier to navigate
Also, I've been getting really serious about Star Realms (not that I wasn't before because haha/ that's not the case) I've been working hard on outlining and am already up to book 5. I've also been making a 'guide book' for myself to make sure that I have every little detail about everything written down since I've been pretty bad about that the past six years.
Now, because of this I've gone and weeded through some drawing that I have up in the Star Realms folder, you may find some are deleted. For some that I liked but had a little too much information in the description I've either completely erased that information or have left a large [redacted] in its place.
What is this? The SCP Foundation c'mon SRealms/// shaddup I like the Foundation
That's just about it!
If you've got any questions / comments / concerns feel free to note me with such uwu
Sorry for my abrupt disappearance! I kinda' forgot to make a journal announcing officially that I was leaving. --Big thanks to PixelatedFairy for relaying my message from snail mail--
Now that I've almost forgotten to officially let y'all know that I'm back: Hey look I'm back, woah!
I can't say there'll be a big haul of drawings, I didn't do many 'stand alone' drawings/doodles but I did make a bunch of progress on Star Realms, both in terms of the actual pages and in terms of actually writing stuff down//shot
I'll post the drawings (eventually//)
Camp was a lot of fun frankly ;u; it was my last year as a camper and I'm really hoping they'll invite me back to be a counselor (it's an actual job with actual money omg////). Anyway, I'll finally be posting in-time although I'm not too sure how often. I finished working on the promotional image before leaving; however, if I'm not mistaken that one picture isn't the end of it. I'm also in a 'zone' with Star Realms right now and will probably be working on that a lot but I can't post it! Spoilers~
It's a strange transition back to civilization ahah/ I haven't touched an electronic in three weeks, nor have I had air conditioning (95+ degree weather always) and I've not been in a car that entire time and even a three/four hour drive made me feel horrible.
In some other news-
I don't know how much y'all've paid attention to how many times I've had to wear my boot but at camp was number 4 in under two years. So Monday I've got to go see a doctor about it, I've had a couple people tell me that it may specifically be Plantar Fasciitis which is basically something wrong with the plantar tendon in the foot. (joy) which, apparently, is something that will just keep coming back. I've heard about injections to help it (nonononononononono) and even surgery (plzzz no) so I guess we'll see how that goes.
That aside, I hope y'all've had good summers thus far~!
That's all ;u;
Reminder that it's ONE week from now that I leave for three weeks.
I still have three units left of my course and a final but that shouldn't be a huge problem >n<
I will try really hard to get Eternal-Apprentice and MaoMint's commissions done!! But there is something that has taken a huge priority and I hope that y'all can understand.
Because I've been working on it a while and I've been confirmed to finish it I'm going to go ahead and say (vaguely) what it is I've been up to! There's a popular game that's up and coming and I've been recruited to do promotional artwork! I've been doing my best to make it as clean and pretty as I can so it's taken a while and I'm just beginning to set colors in now.
I plan to have all three drawings done by Saturday though!
Also, I got my drivers license! I'm now fully legal >u<
(that's were I've been over the weekend - the DMV where I live is ridiculous in terms of getting a slot, I'd have to wait 3 months to even take the test, so we went west XD)
With all that said I have a lot to do in the next 6 days! I hope y'all can understand I'm under a bit of pressure and can be patient ;^;
Hey! I've got a pretty jam-packed summer coming up (or rather atm because I got out of school last Friday) so I figured I'd give y'all the lowdown on everything so we're all on the same page.
May 30th - June 20th:
Most of my free time is between these dates; however, to get ahead in school and get credits completed I'm taking an online course. To put this course into perspective, it's a semester course that's been shoved into four weeks which I then need to cram into two because of the next event. So I'm doing a semesters worth of work in two weeks. If I'm slow with anything plzzzzz don't yell plzz.
(Also my tablet's acting up but we'll see if I can fix it again)
June 21 - July 11:
Aaaand this is why I'm torturing myself at the beginning of the summer. Most of you know I go away for 3 weeks during the summer, these are the dates for it this year. It's my last year as a camper and I'm pretty excited (I'm probably going to get a job as a counselor next year). I'm going to say this again because some of y'all are new, I cannot - cannot- have any electronics while there. (minus an music player) this means: no computer, no tablet, no wifi. This isn't a problem for me but I just want y'all to know that I am completely unable to check messages or post art. I will; however, be drawing traditionally so I'll have haul when I get back as per usual.
If you'd like to contact me while I'm there note me and I can give you the information. (ie. address of the camp or email address - they print off emails to give to us)
July 12 - July 22:
This point is a bit fuzzy but I'm pretty sure the plan is to go to California to visit Kitty. This should be about a week I believe unless I'm told otherwise, I will have internet connection (although it may not be the best, I dunno, Kitty, you'll have to remind me) Between these dates I'll probably be home for a few days.
July 23 - July 29:
I will not be at home during this time, in fact I'll be visiting a friend >u< For others though I'm pretty positive I'll be able to check messages (100% positive actually) but I may not because I'm busy rolling around in a new house.
July 30 - August 13:
I'll be home! School orientation is August 13th (yeah super early I know and I'm bitter). Between that time I'll be completely active (at least I think I'll be)
If you really need to contact me (aside from camp) please do not be afraid to note me! I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can!!
Alright, so now for the 'beyond' part! As a few of you know I'll be a Junior in High School next year and it's a big year for colleges to look at grades >n< my classes next year are:
Algebra II (Honors Algebra II or ICM if I qualify as I've been in Honors math up until this point)
APUSH (AP US history - a duel enrollment class meaning I'm getting college credit so the workload is crazy)
Theology III (not my choice I want it gone)
German I (after taking Spanish since 1st grade good lord I'm digging myself a grave)
Those are all the ones I can remember right now, but as you can tell I'm gonna have my hands full. Even with this I'm going to probably squeeze in time to draw ever day because I procrastinate and that's just what I do. (Still don't know how I got through this year with A's and high B's????)
Anyway, that's everything up until this time next year (give or take). So if I'm really inactive or fall behind with commissions this is why so please please be patient!
My apologies for being super uber slow! My tablet is having issues with the driver and I'm working to figure out what's wrong but considering my computer is almost 5 years old and my tablet is almost 4 years old something may have to give.
SolarMiko, Eternal-Apprentice, MaoMint, please let me know if it's okay to do your commissions in pencil (b/w) because I don't know how long it's going to take to figure it out or how permanent the fix may be. If I can do it digitally I will but I need to know if it's alright as a backup QnQ
Over the weekend my family was invited by one of my brother's friend's family to go to their lake house. It was a lot of fun, I was able to drive ATVs, a Mule ATV (or Palerus?? They called it that but I've always called it a mule OTL), and jet-skiis. I was also able to go tubing which was really crazy when your brother's friend is signaling full speed ahead when you're screaming no and dads are splashing water on you with the jet-skiis and you're holding on for your life.
I also had my best friend come into town ;^; LittleMuh it was so great to have you come and I hope it was a lot of fun despite your foot. (//forget Cali come back plzzzzz forever)
My actual birthday has involved driving back from the lake, having Kitty leave and studying for finals so meh OTL
I feel like I'm walking a fine line now and I'm very sorry if everything I've promised doesn't get done (a few of you know what I mean) honestly I'm really really scared (like I actually started talking in my sleep??? I don't do that) This is gonna be a long year OTL
Anyway, I just wanted to thank the people who took the time to wish me a happy birthday and/or draw something for me. It means so so much to me!! ;^;
2.- Each person has to share 13 things about them
3.- Answer the 13 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer
4.- Choose 13 people
5.- Go to their page to inform them they are tagged
6.- Not something like " you are tagged if you read that"
7.- You have to legitimately tag 13 people
8.- You can't say that you don't do tags.
9. - Tag-backs are ALLOWED
10.-YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY. NO COMMENTS. Unless you're commenting about the actual entry.
11. - You have to finish this within a week. If not; you'll have to do whatever the creator tells you to. Art, rp, etc.
Forget those, I'm just gonna do the first couple parts and not tag anyone
Fighting the system lol (just kidding I'm actually just tired and lazy rn)
1- I say 'fight me' way too much for being 5'1"
2- My birthday is really soon, being May 25th, I'm turning 16 and I'm not excited for it (it lands on memorial day this year woo)
3- I am a supporter of the LGBTQA community
4- My middle name is Clara (as I've stated on these things before)
5- My first and middle name together sounds like I should be frolicking through flowers which is very ironic to my personality I think
6- I'm shocked these things are still going around
7- I have two younger brothers
8- If you like me you have got to state it directly and outright otherwise I will not know (being like a crush or something, but lol who am I kidding)
9- I am a dork 2000%
10- I'm finishing my sophomore year in high school
11- The reason my character Iku has blonde hair and blue eyes is because 1. I have blue eyes and I like that and wanted her to have them too 2. I'm waaaaayyyyyy too lazy to color in the hair of a main character in every panel. Yeah that's literally the reason. I'm not kidding.
12- I am the worst procrastinator, I wonder how I mostly have A's in school...(straight a's///someone plz get this joke//eventhoughIdon'thavestraighta's)
13- I'm listening to a song called 'Razor's edge' by Digital Daggers right now and I love it more than I probably should
1: Who is your favorite super hero?
I'm not really into the whole superhero stuff but I guess if I had to choose...Captain America? I think. I don't know.
2: What is your best personal recipe?
Well does ranch dressing and pretzels count as a recipe because it is way better tasting than it would appear.
3: Do you have a crush on a fictional character?
You know, I haven't really ever had that happen, I have a lot of trouble with crushes so even developing one on a fictional character makes me very very angry with myself.
4: Which one?
5: Best book you ever read?
INK. HEART. I LOVE///////////////
6: Favorite part about drawing?
Not being in the mindset of the real world
7: Favorite snack?
I try hard not to snack so I don't know
8: What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "haircut?"
It better be a trim or so help me I will kill you
9: Do you play Super Smash Bros? Who're your Mains?
I've played before, Pit is my favorite ;u;
10: If you could bring a character you drew to life in animation, what medium would you do, 2D or 3D?
2D all the way. I really dislike the CGI coming into anime it just looks sloppy and out of place to me. Leave that for MMD plz don't put it in shows//</strike>
All done, rest in pieces
HEY!! HEY guys! (I've meant to do this for so long now)
Over Christmas I was able to see my (step) cousin for one of the few times I see him and he's in a band and I think you should really check them out!
They're named Feeling Friday, my (step) cousin is the drummer, his name is Benny Travis and he's really good so I'm gonna promo >:U
www.youtube.com/user/FeelingFr… (he's the one furthest right in the cover photo)
They're working on new stuff right now I believe and y'all should show them support ;u;
Since my Q&A on DA was a flop I decided I'd try and open an account on it myself!
You don't have to have an account or anything to ask a question ^^
->> ask.fm/SRealms <<-
Go there to ask stuff~
I'll try to answer everything unless it's too personal or inappropriate
I would like to do something special for this and I want to know what y'all want to do!
Maybe a contest or something else?
Please let me know! Comment away >///u///<
I want to hear what y'all want to have happen!
Hello! I'm back ;3; I took a lot of pictures so once my phone charges I'll email them to myself and upload them to sta.sh (I'll update the journal so that y'all will know)
It was a lot of fun! But I'm very tired -.- I've gotten up at 6am European time (midnight according to my home time) and now it's midnight over there and roughly 6pm here ene so, 12 hours I think and I've got to stay up for a few more hours to fix my sleeping pattern so OTL yeah
I however did ruin my foot again and I'm back in my boot so big thumbs up to that. Can't wait for more.//shot
I'll try to finish up the most recent commission since I tried to get as much done as I could (keeping the integrity of the commission of course//) before I left~ so I should get that done soon!
Also, look out for the update for photos ^^ I can't promise they'll be up today but sometime very soon!
This isn't of my own accord ;^; but I will not be in the US from Thursday (Mar 5) @ 5pm CTZ until the next Thursday.
It's because of a trip that our school choir is taking to France because we were asked to sing at places like Notre Dame and Normandy. Unfortunately this trip takes up nearly the entirety of my Spring Break (sans 2 days) and because it is a school trip I cannot take my computer with me to work on commissions since (as I've been informed by our director) we will be booked, getting up around 6 and going to bed around 11.
I expect this to be a fun experience though, especially since I get to revisit all of the places I was able to visit before last summer before seeing family.
I hope y'all understand QAQ I will try in my free time until around noon tomorrow to get at least another commission done! I'm very sorry I've waited until now to inform y'all but it, aahahh - slipped my mind/
Better late than never, right?
I wish all of you a happy and safe Spring Break or remaining school until then >o</
PComm - Ten-Shika [2/4]
PComm - Merieth [0/1]
PComm - MaoMint [0/2]
PComm - TenshiNeera [0/3]
PComm - Divine-Princess [0/1]
PComm - snipingqueen [0/1]
PComm - UnityWesker [0/1]
PComm - Hoshisama [0/1]
My question is whether or not you think it is, at least the majority.
I guess if you don't know what SR is about you can go here: What IS Star Realms?
If you read this I would love it if you could comment answering me these questions:
1. Do you think Star Realms is too much like Sailor Moon?
2. Do you think Star Realms is a rip off?
3. Do you think the characters are rip offs
4. Should I make drastic changes?
5. Should I just give up on it?
I've had issues as to whether or not I should stop working on SR for various reasons, either being that I'm nothing more than a wishful thinker, I'm a fraud, I'm not good enough.
I'd like to put these questions to rest. I'd really like y'all's opinions on this, I don't care if they're negative or not, I want the most honest opinions I can get. Keep my feelings out of this I need the truth.
The instructions for this are comment with all the question numbers and answers to each respectively.
Thank you so much, every comment is very appreciated.
Skin Made By: Miracat
I'm sorry to say but I may have to set a hiatus for this week and maybe into next week. My exams are coming up and my depression seems to be getting worse so I hardly have time to draw nor the motivation. It will now be especially hard to draw now that my dad has disallowed me to draw until I have all my homework done (by his standards). And I get a lot of homework. Let's just say I started at 5pm and it's nearly 8pm and I hardly have anything done.
So as I try to pull my grades back up at the last possible second I'm going to have to keep in mind that my grades are more important than I am at this point.
As far as I can tell I won't be able to put much to any art up.
I hope y'all can understand.