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I don't actually know if I'll have enough time to reply to comments, but I'll try! I'd really like to get back into writing for myself, as encouraged by my friends who are getting back into it lately, haha. Nabbed from [profile] thebonesoffersallletters
Give me a potential title and I'll tell you about the story I would write for it.

Love Meme!

Oct. 12th, 2015 07:45 am
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October love meme!
original image by Flickr user nafmo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
captioned image by [personal profile] alexseanchai also CC BY-SA

the meme   my thread
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In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.
Thank you ♥ *rolls along the floor*
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Stolen from [profile] thebonesofferallletters

-Don't have to be following me or ever have commented to request a topic.
-I'll leave topics for you, too! Feel free to link me at any time if you want one.
-Feel free to suggest multiple topics/dates.
-Feel free to just leave a topic and no date. I'll fill it in.
-I'm up for doing ficlets and maybe even doodles if you feel like making me break out my tablet. Leave me a character/verse/ship and at least a little bit of a prompt and you will get a thing.

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I would appreciate any and all comments in my thread. Things have been so hard, I have been hacking my lungs out for over a week (officially been sick for three), anything at all would help keep me from sinking.

I will be commenting on other people's threads when I get home. ♥
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I used to do this meme a lot when I was active back on Livejournal... and I've been noticing peeps on my reading list haven't been feeling the best. :( So, bringing this back:
Leave me an anonymous comment pouring your heart out. Tell me your stories, your secrets, those things no one ever asks but you wish to tell. Tell me about your love, your hate, your indifference, your joy. Tell me about what's inside of you when you're reading through these entries on your friends list, and tell me why you continue to come back here. Tell me what you really think of me or yourself. Tell me anything.

Post anonymously. Speak honestly. Post as many times as you like. IP logging is off.
If you don't want to be anonymous, that's fine, too. Let's pull up a chair and have a chat. I miss talking to people, making connections. It's the part that fulfills me the most about my work, sharing and connecting and touching people. And if there's something on your mind, don't be afraid to let me know. If you just want someone to listen, and aren't really looking for advice, that's also fine. (I know it can get... weird when you get unsolicited advice, so I'd like to avoid doing that to anybody here.) It's the least I can do for everybody supporting me until now. :)

* if anonymous isn't on, and IP logging is on? let me know, and i'll try to fix it. sometimes i miss it. orz i think i've fixed it though :)
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Goddess Madoka using Palette #3 for [personal profile] here_within. :3

First piece inspired by the Color Palette Art Meme.
Come and leave a prompt, or sponsor one that tickles your fancy. :D

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If you like what I do and would like to see more, tips would help me out a ton:

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Tips and patron subscriptions are what allow me to keep making crowdfunded art for everybody. :)

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Thank you as always for your support!
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Stolen from [personal profile] nan

Leave a prompt and a palette number and I might draw a free digital doodle request with those colors. However, I can't guarantee every prompt will be filled. I'm more likely to do it if it's also a thing I am interested in.

I will, however, definitely draw any sponsored prompts whether they're my fandom or not. Tip what you want ($1+) for a color palette-inspired doodle - detail and size will depend on amount tipped. :) You can sponsor other people's prompts too.

Let's see, my fandoms off my top of my head are (adding to this as I think of them):
Black Jack
Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney (no spoilers for PW5 Dual Destinies please!)
Ghost Trick
Pushing Daisies
Sonic the Hedgehog
Gitaroo Man
Final Fantasy VII
Sailor Moon
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Attack on Titan
Hourou Musuko
Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Dragonball Z
Cyborg 009
Brave Fencer Musashiden
Threads of Fate
Valkyrie Profile
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
Cyberteam in Akihabara
Saber Marionette J
Professor Layton
Daft Punk
Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Avengers, etc.)
Akazukin Chacha
Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X
Gregory Horror Show
Space Channel 5
Eretzvaju/Evil Zone
Shadow of Memories/Shadow of Destiny
Rival Schools

I have too many fandoms, so just try and ask - I might happen to be a fan of it too.

Current Prompts
None right now!

Tip Jar!

You can also leave a tip via Gumroad.

You can also support me every month via Patreon!

Other Promos
I'm also doing Pay-What-You-Want Icons and ACEO! I've still got lots of slots open.
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Words and Deeds Love Meme 4: Jan. 18th - Feb. 2nd; Hosted by J.J. Hunter at Dreamwidth

My thread is here. I had a really rough weekend emotionally and physically, so I'd really appreciate any and all comments ♥

Point me to your threads, too, if you have one!
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I just realized I missed a question. Sorry about that!
Around the end of the month, I'd like to see "The Dream of the New Year", if you please. - [personal profile] silveradept
At first, I thought this meant the dream I had the night of the New Year. I didn't recall any, but I recently had dreams about being a ghost and moving to the core of different objects as I rolled side to side in my bed, half-conscious. I blame recently completing the game Ghost Trick for that.

Really, thinking about it more, my dream for this year is to slowly realize and complete more of my own projects. To reach out and get to know more people in these fields. To slowly overcome my fears about creating. The fear will never completely go away. No, not really. I can, however, continue to develop skills in handling the fear.

Just a few minutes ago, I was daydreaming again with my friend Alex Paredes about one of the things we want the most, oh so desperately: to own a studio that we can share with our artist friends. A place where we can collaborate, invest in each other's works, pitch in so we could all afford the supplies and equipment we need to keep going, help each other, support each other. It still feels a little out of reach, financially… but I still really, really want that. I have been yearning for this for at least three years, since I graduated from Fine Arts. Maybe, if I attain more small successes this year, I will be able to set aside enough money to make this dream into a reality. Alex really wants to pull it off this year, but we both need a little help.

I don't know if I can attain it this year… I would be over the moon if I did. Besides also daydreaming about owning a nice home with my romantic partner Aiken, it would just… be so nice to have your own part boot camp, part support group, to see the journey through together in more concrete ways.
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What is your preferred media and why? - [personal profile] syntheid
Digital media for practicality - I don't have to spend too much money on materials, I don't have to wait for things to dry, and I don't have to clean up the mess afterwards.

But when I do have the energy for traditional media, I love using acrylics and markers because both of them dry fast. I tend to work quickly and have low patience for things that require drying. I also really love my ink brush pen, even if I'm not that good at using it yet.
Artists that inspire you. - [personal profile] wyldbutterflies
Lisa Rye was my idol in my first fandom (DBZ!)
[personal profile] maiyeng was a huge inspiration for me too back in the Rival Schools days ^o^/
My friend Alexandra Paredes is amazing in all aspects.
Gigi and Angie are great at character design, environments, and colors, too. You should read their webcomics (linked)!
And of course, my boyfriend Aiken continues to be absolutely amazing. ♥
How you first got into art. - [personal profile] cxcvi
Fandom! I got into it with Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon. The exact moment I remember wanting to be an artist was while I was playing Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure for the PlayStation. It had an Art Gallery that you could unlock and collect the images in. I wanted to be an artist who made things like that too. :)
How did you develop your art style? - [personal profile] fascination
I'm not really sure how to answer it as I still don't know if I do have a style of my own yet. :o I do try to take influences from several different artists, looking at what I feel they do best and trying to emulate that in my own style. Most of it has developed recently from studying from life and photo references which helped a lot. If I can't figure it out on my own, I reference an artist who I think is good at it, and it helps it 'click'.
Favourite things to draw? - [personal profile] fascination Eyes, noses, hands, bunnies, cats, hearts, rainbows, stars… in terms of 'I can't think of what to draw', I default to fandom: Silhoutte Mirage, Son Goten from Dragonball Z, Klonoa, Tails from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Professor Layton, Daft Punk.
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How are you spending the holidays? - [personal profile] finch
For today (24th) and tomorrow (25th), probably just going to chill here at home playing Pokemon X while it's still my turn to play with the shared 3DS I got with my boyfriend and his sister. I'll probably try to crank out a few more icons for Icon Day and studies for a sketch, too.

For the 26th, I'll be hanging out at my boyfriend's house probably playing video games or just chatting and playing with their cats and dogs. c:

We'll probably spend New Year's at home, too.
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Top ten favorite musicians (solo or band). - [personal profile] wyldbutterflies

In no particular order, and not necessarily my permanent top ten. Just listing as they come to me:

1. Daft Punk. FOREVER. I love their Discovery album and costumes the best. 30 year old French men dressing up as robots in fine frilly suits. ♥ I'll admit I'm not as rabidly into them as I was back then also I'm broke so I can't buy those limited edition toys that came out this year but I love them just the same.

2. MIKA. He was the first solo musician whose entire album I enjoyed.

3. Stars. Mostly for their album, In Our Bedroom After the War.

All three of the above came during my freshman year of college, a very formative period of my life.

4. World Order. They're my current Daft Punk, if you will. They give me so much hope.

5. Utada Hikaru! She was the first solo J-Pop singer I ever learned of, first through an Animax music video, then through Kingdom Hearts.

6. L'arc~en~Ciel. The first J-Pop band I ever learned of. I think I just saw their name randomly on the net, then I picked up an album of theirs in the music shop I used to frequent. It was Heavenly. *badum-tsh*

7. Genki Rockets. Lumi ♥ I even named my laptop after her. They don't have much out yet, but I love their sound.

8. The Postal Service/Owl City. *sheepish* I know Owl City takes from The Postal Service, okay? Tied for me since I love both their sounds. Such Great Heights is fantastic. Nothing Better, by the former, was my heartbreak song. Fireflies and The Saltwater Room, by the latter, were my 'oh god should I confess to Aiken what if he rejects me what if I never get to spend time with him again anymore oh my god I love him so much I'm gonna just lie in bed all day and cry' soundtrack.

9. M2M. My childhood. I used to go to sleep playing their casette tape in my small red cassette tape radio player. I still have all their songs memorized. *preens*

10. Michael Jackson. By gods, my reaction when he passed away. I got into his work in my second year of college and Smooth Criminal got me through a lot of tough times. Beat It was my anthem during third year.
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What's your favorite Internet meme? - [personal profile] finch

I don't know if I really have one anymore. I liked to use catspeak a lot. Doge is pretty cute. Much specific. Very thought.

I used to be really fond of "over 9000" and "f*** yeah seaking" in my teens, for some reason.

Oooh, Socially Awkward Penguin is adorable and relatable, too.

*peeks at user icons* Oh. I guess I used to like "GET IN THE CAR" too, but I don't even remember where I got that from.
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Do you read manga? If so, what are some of your favourites? - [personal profile] in_this_room

I do! Some of my favorites include:

Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka. Please, please read it. It's about an unlicensed surgeon with a heart of gold and it tackles the themes of life and death, taking risks, morality, etc. Due to its age, it does have some problematic elements (one that comes to mind is a bad take on transsexuality regarding his lost love interest), but I still highly recommend it.

Fruits Basket, which I absolutely adored… though more on the beginning than the latter parts. Though maybe it's just because the scanlation of the later chapters that I read online was in broken English. It's absolutely heartbreaking but heartwarming at the same time. Fair warning: there is no such thing as a good parent in Fruits Basket! If there is one, they're probably dead.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan): The only manga series I'm currently following.* It's full of despair. So much despair. It's supposed to be action adventure but I personally classify it as horror. The manga's pacing, compared to the anime version, is kind of all over the place, kind of slow, even, but I still recommend it if you're into apocalyptic despair-inducing material.

* I'm quite bad at jugging several ongoing series at the same time. I usually prefer to read or watch them when they're done. The problem with this is that it's easy to get spoiled…
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Very late, I apologize! I realized I got a lot of art related questions, so I figured I will be a little rebel and compile them into another post later. In the meantime I shall work out of the box and answer today's question:
When did you first realize that you might be genderqueer? -[personal profile] meicdon13

I go by genderescent these days, but genderfluid/genderqueer/androgynous sometimes work for me, too.

Teenage gender exploration under the cut. )

Also, patrons! Would you be cool with me posting this to Patreon as Patron-supported content? It... took a while to write. @_@
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Woops! I started late, haha. I still have tons of days left over, if you'd like to ask a question. I'll probably be doing them out of order at this rate.
how are you liking Patreon? - [personal profile] finch
It's pretty good, but I haven't had much of the chance to play around with it because November was an emotionally stressful month for me. I did get some tips I otherwise would not have gotten though I've only got two Patrons so far. :) The layout is still a tiny bit confusing for me as a Creator, but I'm glad to hear that the Patron subscription process is easy.

Speaking of which, hello all! I am on Patreon and if you like my art/writing/jewellery/blog posts/etc., do consider supporting me there~ it's like giving me tips, but monthly, and only when I post content. c: ♥ I've been working on posting Patreon-exclusive content to give you more bonuses for tipping me through that service, so please consider subscribing, and please spread the word ♥
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Indeed, stolen from everyone!
Pick a date below and give me a topic - it can be anything, from fandom related to life related to art related to whatever you want.

They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.

Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.

Topics: you can get an idea from my tags/from the stuff I usually ramble about/from things you maybe wish I talked about more but don't.

You can request multiple topics (as long as they're on different days -- one topic per day!!)

All Art Related Questions:
December 5 - What is your preferred media and why? - [personal profile] syntheid
December 6 - Artists that inspire you. - [personal profile] wyldbutterflies
December 7 - How you first got into art. - [personal profile] cxcvi
December 8 - How did you develop your art style? - [personal profile] fascination
December 11 - Favourite things to draw? - [personal profile] fascination

December 3 - How are you liking Patreon? - [personal profile] finch
December 10 - Do you read manga? If so, what are some of your favourites? - [personal profile] in_this_room
December 13 - What's your favorite Internet meme? - [personal profile] finch
December 15 - When did you first realize that you might be genderqueer? [personal profile] meicdon13
December 20 - Top ten favorite musicians (solo or band). - [personal profile] wyldbutterflies
December 23 - How are you spending the holidays? - [personal profile] finch
December 31 - Around the end of the month, I'd like to see "The Dream of the New Year", if you please. - [personal profile] silveradept
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My thread is here, if you'd like ; u ; Had a mentally and physically exhausting day yesterday...


I'm Mel, a Filipina artist and writer. I'm an MA Creative Writing student working on her own projects at the same time. Nice to meet you!