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Current Residence: Arizona, Bullhead City Favourite genre of music: Rock, Dubstep, Techno, K-pop, J-metal, J-rock, J-pop, Rap Favourite style of art: Anime, Manga Favourite cartoon character: Too many to list Personal Quote: "I agree..."
Favorite moviesMemoirs of a GeishaFavorite TV showsGhost Adventures, House, Big Bang Theory, Game of ThronesFavorite bands / musical artistsLinkin ParkFavorite booksMemoirs of a GeishaFavorite writersTsugumi OhbaFavorite gamesThe Legend of Zelda seriesFavorite gaming platformNintendo, Xbox, PS3Tools of the TradePaper, Pencil, Ink pen, Scanner, GimpOther InterestsLink (Zelda), Anime, Manga, Yaoi, Furry, RP, Video games, Drawing, Japan, Cosplay, Art, Poems, Fan Fiction
Watching: Video Game High School / How I Met Your Mother
Playing: Starcraft 2 with my bf
Eating: Kit Kat minis
Drinking: Chocolate milk
Wow, I can't even remember the last time I wrote a journal entry. lol
Well let me start off by saying that I now live in Portland Oregon with my boyfriend, Billy, who is the most amazing man I've ever met. We met on an online dating website called POF.com. (We had our first date in Vegas and it was the most fun I had ever had in a long time) I had dated a guy on there who I lived with in Tigard Oregon for a few months before I met Billy, and he was a total asshole and I'm glad I never have to see him again. lol But I decided to give POF another shot and I'm glad I did because I'm the happiest I've ever been with anyone. Finally, a man who treats me with respect and kindness and love, that's all I ever truly wanted. But for all you ladies out there who use dating websites, make sure that you be completely honest when writing your profile, and don't be afraid to be yourself (without revealing too much information of course) because you want a man who is going to want you for you, and don't respond to anybody who only messages you with a "hey" or "you're cute/pretty/beautiful" because chances are they just wanna see you naked and/or try to get into your pants. lol Only respond to the guys who actually take the time to read your profile and really try to understand you and connect with you on a more emotional level, someone who really loves to share the same interests. If he's constantly telling you that you're cute or pretty, that's probably a sign that he's only interested in trying to get to know you well enough to try and get you to send him nude pics. lol Don't fall for it ladies!
Anyways, my boyfriend recently went to Alaska (where he was born and raised) to visit his brother (who is in the hospital after having brain surgery) for two weeks. So I had to go without Billy for two whole weeks, it felt like two whole months! lol I missed him so much and I'm glad to have him back home, but I'm also glad he got to see his brother in the hospital. (They're super close)
Also, we recently got a laptop and also got his main computer fixed so we can now play multiplayer games together. We've already managed to beat Diablo 3 in a span of two days! It is a very beautiful game and I recommend anyone to play it because the cinematics are absolutely beautiful and the game play was very smooth and easy to maneuver. ^u^b
Since my boyfriend's friend moved out of the house, he left behind his pet rat named Raichu (like the pokemon) and we've pretty much adopted him because he's like my baby. I always make sure he's well fed and has fresh water and a clean cage, and when I think he's bored or cooped up in his cage, I'll let him out and run around on the bed or put him on my shoulder or even run around on the floor if it's clean. He even goes on car rides once in a while. He's the sweetest and coolest rat I've ever owned. I'm trying to convince my boyfriend that we need a cat though. lol Rats don't cuddle as much as cats do. Although there was this one time that I fell asleep on the bed while Raichu was running around on the bed and when I woke up, I found him cuddling up inside my hand which was next to my face, it was one of the cutest things I've ever seen/woken up to. lol
Well enough about the random things, I guess I should talk about why I haven't uploaded as much art lately. There's about two reasons why. One reason is that since I moved to Portland to live with my boyfriend, I no longer had my scanner which means I could no longer scan my penciled works and upload them. I also had to wait for my boyfriend's computer to get fixed before I could install my tablet onto it so that I could start creating art using that. Another reason is that I've recently been feeling rather depressed about my artwork. I know this is a lame thing to get depressed about but I noticed that I've been on DA for almost 8 years and I only have 116 llamas. I recently looked at a random artists profile only to see that they've only been on DA for 4 years and had enough llamas to put mine to shame twenty times over. But what really got me upset was the fact that they didn't even have as much art uploaded onto their account as I do on mine, plus, I felt like their art wasn't even that great... that is... I felt like the body proportions were all wrong and their artwork looked as if they stole Sonic's anatomy with the big eyes and tiny nose, except they weren't hedgehogs, they were humans... and well... it wasn't very pleasing to the eye, at least not for me. But it wasn't because of the llamas issue that I had felt that way, I had already felt that way about their art before even noticing how popular they were. So after I had noticed this artist (I have forgotten their name and even if I knew it I wouldn't say it) I started to notice a lot of other artists on DA who also had a lot of popularity but not a lot of talent to really show for it. Don't get me wrong, I think it is awesome that those people are so popular because they probably deserve it. (and every artist has to start somewhere, even if that means they upload artwork that looks like a 6 year old drew it, even I was god awful at drawing when I was younger) However, I've worked so hard to come this far and yes I have a few people who enjoy looking at my art but I don't exactly have any fans who come to me and say "I've been watching your artwork for a while and I wanted to say that I absolutely love your work, keep it up!" if I had fans like that, I would be on the highest cloud in the sky, and I don't mean fans who are my friends or know me in person, I want fans who I've never met or seen to randomly say that to me out of the blue. I truly feel like I deserve something like that, especially since I've never been to an art school and I never had any teachers to teach me how to draw. Everything I know has been self taught by reading and studying other people's works of art, and YEARS of practice. The reason I told the "llama" story was to explain how easily I am discouraged and how much a simple "I love your art, I'm a huge fan!" could mean the world to someone like me.
Also, why the heck are those people so popular? lol What is so amazing about copying Sonic's body and adding a few different lines to make it SLIGHTLY your own character, but let's face it, it's not your style because you stole it from someone else. lol Don't get me wrong, I've tried to copy other artist's style, but at least I wasn't calling it my own style and becoming popular because of it, I was merely doing it as practice to see what I was capable of, and I surely didn't draw it over and over again. (Hell, I'm still trying to figure out my own style lol) I don't know... maybe it's because I'm a furry fan and a lot of people draw their furry OCs in the Sonic style and call it furry even though it's a slight replica of the cartoony hedgehog. (Don't get me wrong, I love the Sonic video games) I don't consider that REAL furry... but I'm picky when it comes to furries so maybe it's just me being a meanie about the whole thing and nit-picking at it. lol
I'm not sure if posting artwork on here is even worth it, so if you like me to continue posting my artwork on here, please say so, because then at least I know someone actually reads this and actually cares and enjoys my art.
Oh and one more thing, I'm considering becoming somewhat vegetarian because of several reasons. I'd like to say vegan but I love milk and cheese and eggs too much considering they're in cake and chocolate and there's no way I'm giving up chocolate. lol (It's my happy food <3) But the two main reasons why I'm considering it is because I want to eat healthier (and avoid consuming lots of hormones) and because it really does make me very sad to know that we factory farm a bunch of animals (who have feelings like us) and kill them off/torture just to have the satisfaction of eating a burger which isn't even good for us. Plus, you wouldn't eat your pet dog or cat would you? Because it's basically the same thing when you eat cow or pig. It's disgusting to think about. Pigs are also super smart animals but we look at them as bacon or pork or treat them like they are dumb when they are actually smarter than dogs. I'm not trying to be a preacher and try to force the idea on people that they shouldn't eat meat. It's a serious choice that us as humans need to make, and I'm not going to hate you if you eat meat, I simply wanted to make aware of my choice and situation and how I feel about it. I saw this video about a year ago (full warning, it's graphic) and it has gotten me to think about myself as a person and the kind of person I really wanna be. Perhaps it could do the same for you, and I won't judge you if you decide not to watch it or decide not to finish watching it. Just know that if you couldn't finish watching it, it probably means you were too disgusted with it, in which case you should really think to yourself "Is that what I wanna contribute to each time I eat meat?" It's a serious topic to think about and it's also a very serious choice to make. Even I have trouble finding things to eat because most cheap foods have some kind of animal remains in it, or that most foods are very hard to stop eating. (like chocolate for example, it's my weakness) and it's super hard to become vegan or vegetarian over night, most of us have to slowly make that change in our lives. I'm willing to give it a try, and kudos to you if you decide to give it a try yourself, or are already on the path to being a vegan or vegetarian.
Well... that's all I can really think of to say. A little bit of updating and a little bit of rants, I think that sums it up pretty well. =u=b I still love you guys even if you don't read this! lol