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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 22, 2013, 2:04 AM
Hello


Last week I finished the first one of my projects and gave the presentation (which was actually the worst I have ever given... Didn't even go so well, but at least the teacher said it was not the worst in the class either|D) so now I'll have only one more project to finish which is actually a group project and I have done my part so only thing left is to write the report and give a short presentation of it too. We'll be doing that tomorrow probably and hand over the report later this week so I'll be having a lot less work to do~ 

WHICH MEANS: I'll be able to draw again:dummy: I'll first finish the promised drawings and then go for fanart and my OCs. 

Speaking of fanart, I finally got the newest Fire Emblem game (Awakening) and have been playing from Saturday night till yesterday. I play it on classic mode (fallen allies can't be revived) and on hard (since lunatic was a bit too intimidating after not playing FE for a long time and I need time to get used to the new unitsxD Stahl and Kellam make an awesome team<3]. And I see my tactical skills are very rusty since I have had to re-play almost all the maps at least twice|D But I love it<33 So you can expect to see some fanart of the game soon:3

You may actually expect some pictures next week already, I'll be at work on weekend but next week I shouldn't have anything demanding my attention.
I'm also going to go watch Iron Man 3 with some of my friends on wednesday (yes the opening night is 24th April here<3) and take a math exam on thursday:'D Though I'm not really taking any stress of that exam since I have already passed the course with the first exam, I just need to get some points from this one and everything will be good.

Anyways, I hope to get active on dA next week again: D dear god how long has it been since my last pictures posted here...

Get featured here!
It's been a while since I last did this kind of feature thing so I thought why not do it again, meanwhile I'm still working on the pics I'm about to post next week hopefully:)

Rules:

1. For each of the first ten people to comment on this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list! If you would like to suggest your own deviations, feel free to do so.

2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting me as the first person. The idea of this is not simply getting a free feature, but spreading art around for everyone!

3. You must be watching my page!

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1. :iconalagiven:
Treasure by alagiven Hitchhiker by alagiven Chocolate and cotton candy by alagiven

2. :iconsovereign64:
Milla Maxwell by Sovereign64 Sync the Tempest by Sovereign64 Judith by Sovereign64

3.:iconladynoise:
Bastian by LadyNoise SS: Princess Elincia by LadyNoise Aurelia by LadyNoise

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  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Guren no Yumiya
  • Reading: Japani pintaa syvemmältä
  • Watching: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Update of life

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 28, 2013, 6:46 AM
Hello


EDIT: Feeling a bit better now, at least I survived last night's shift and luinie came to visit me today so it's been a good day:)even though I woke up to coughing my lungs out this morning...

I got tagged by :iconforevertales552: some time ago and I thought I should finally do this since it looks interesting and I won't be getting anything productive done today anyways:) So here we go:

* You must post these rules.
* Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
* Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create (10) new questions for the people you tag to answer.
* You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
* Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
* No tag backs.
* No nonesense in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."
* You have to tag 10 people.

10 things about me:
:bulletwhite: I'm incredibly busy for about one more month
:bulletwhite: I caught cold and I'm falling behind of all work for that
:bulletwhite: I can't wait for FE:Awakening and Tales of Xillia's EU release
:bulletwhite: I finally watched Cowboy Bebop and regret for not giving it a chance way sooner, it was awesome, I'm a fan of the series now
:bulletwhite: Though I'm still a die hard Tales fan too, that's not gonna change: )

:bulletwhite: I want to graduate from university of applied sciences (which I refer to as "college" instead of "uni") in time
:bulletwhite: And after that I wish to get into a university in the capital to study Eastern Asia, majoring Japanese and its culture, possibly Korea as a side subject
:bulletwhite: I'm currently saving most of the money I earn for a second trip to Japan
:bulletwhite: I wish I had more time for drawing and dA again, I miss everyone here
:bulletwhite: I will be bringing Tales to this summer's Desucon too, Frostbite was awesome so let's enjoy Tales in the summer too!

And then ForeverTALES552's questions:

Pick; Apple gel or a life bottle?
Life bottle, it gives me both, HP and MP and revives me from KO, I'm not skilled enough to stay alive for long when soloing so I'll spend more money to buy a life bottle instead of a gel: D

What was your most memorable time when you realized something for reals?
Uhhh... When I saw my improvement last year I thought "oh wow maybe I do have hope in drawing" :'D

What is your favorite food?
Almost all the junk unhealthy food.

What are you doing right now, beside answering these lame questions?
Holding my feet in hot water and drinking my 5th mug of coffee today.

If you found a genie who grants you 3 wishes, what would you wish?
Health, to be able to speak 30+ languages fluently and probably money. Sorry, I'm greedy as that: P

Do you believe in astrology, like horoscopes?
Not really, but maybe in karma, on some level.

Latest serie you watched?
Cowbo Bebop

The best source of inspiration?
Music and nature

Who would be your partner in a zombie apocalypse?
I would probably be a zombie already.

Choose; Volibear or Iroek Byrnison?  
Kodan

And then the 10 questions for those poor souls I'll need to tag:

Written or Visual?
Do you enjoy living in the country you are living in now?
Which 3 countries you would like to visit at least once during your life?
Do you have story ideas you would like to see published one day?
Do you like to work alone (get to decide about everything but need to do everything alone) or in a group (everyone does their part but you would have to get along with them and their opinions)?
Are you good at saving money?
Do you like to cook?
A valuable life lesson you have learnt the hard way or have you been able to think in time and choose wisely to avoid such things?
Do you collect something? If yes, what?
Are you studying the dream job or working in your dream job right now?
Do you like to customize your stuff? (Like putting some stickers on electric devices such as handhelds or decorate notebook covers?)

I'll tag :iconigagi: :iconguardianmidorikawa: :icongi1t: :iconsovereign64: :iconhanafae: :iconsisterbelldandy: :iconninmei: :iconluinie: :iconjiibee: :iconlord-of-judgement:

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I'm still alive even though I sometimes doubt it even myself... First and foremost, I'm incredibly sorry for all who are still waiting for art from me. I have sketched out most of the pictures (the to do list is not up to date, hasn't been for the whole spring anymore...) but I just can't find the time to finish any of them yet. College decided to run over me and the other new employee quit so I got more shifts at work. And on top of everything I finally caught cold which I had suspected for well over a month now. Fortunately it's a mild one, not nearly as bad as I usually get, but I still have work tonight and I just pray I'll be okay.

College has been a real bitch lately, I seriously hate the fact we don't get any important info and then the teachers are like "oh but you were supposed to know about this!" and tell us it's our fault for not looking for the info. Yeah great. Except the info is usually kinda hard to look for ourselves. Do we need to mail the teacher before every class asking if they are going to be there or absent? It's not so difficult to actually inform the students via e-mail that the class is cancelled. And preferably it would be nice to know it before the class, not to realize it when you've already sat there for 30mins for nothing. Anyways, today I heard that a project which I thought we still had a week left to write was due today I seriously considered of dropping it completely and just do it all over next year. We didn't get any deadline for it and the teacher said "you still have three weeks left" 2 weeks ago and with my math we should have one week left.

Oh well, at least I get paid when I go to work and the environment there is nice and friendly. My classes this spring should end on 19th April so after that I can focus more on drawing and actually finish all the stuff I have promised to. I'll also go through my inbox then too, there are lots of comments and replies waiting for me. And a lot of art I need to check too. Sorry for the rant journal, it was actually meant to be just an update about how I'm doing but well, that's pretty much exactly how I'm doing and feeling atm.

Anyways, I hope you'll have a better day and Happy Easter^^! (I'll be working the whole Easter|D)


  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Sketch and Chibi commissions!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:44 PM
Hello


Since my commissions will stay closed for at least another month I'm glad to tell you my talented friend :iconwickedjuti: is opening some very reasonably priced sketch and chibi commissions:D Have a couple of examples:

Sketch commission $10
Ren_sketch by WickedJuti

Chibi commission $20
Guy Cecil by WickedJuti Jade Curtiss by WickedJuti The Water Bender by WickedJuti

I would commission her myself if I wasn't so broke again|D Well, the payday isn't so far away anymore, only 2 weeks;3; Anyways, if you are interested, see more information here wickedjuti.deviantart.com/jour…


Other news: Desucon Frostbite is now over and I had lots of fun with :iconluinie: talking about Tales of games and playing ToGf and ToX in the gameroom there. I hope those who came to see us or play with us also had fun:) Now I'm trying to catch up with everything I neglected last week while working on the con stuff... I also asked my tutor-teacher if I could get some credit points from my Japanese studies (since I couldn't get to the German classes) and he said he could give me some points from the "freely selected" courses. This helps me next year when I don't need to take so many courses anymore and I can focus better on my thesis. Though it doesn't really ease my stress right now in the spring|D

Well, at least next week will be the winter break, I can at least sleep longer in the mornings since I'll have evening shifts at work. I'll try to work on some art at that time too, at least finish the one remaining "secret santa" picture (it was due 14th feb because of few reasons in the group but I'm still late) and at least one of the contest prizes. I'm very grateful for the patience everyone has showed to me with the beginning of this year. I'm glad to tell this will continue for only 2 more months. On 19th of April my classes will end and I'll be having my work practice again, but this time I'm planning on trying to get it on the summer months so I could rest a bit during the late spring.

...Anyone else getting excited of Tales of Xillia English release? I mean, I think they'll give us some more info about the release date after the ToH:R is released in Japan. Though before that I'll buy the FE13 in April when it'll finally come to Europe (I hope>w>) I really hope I'll have time to draw couple of fanarts of ToX in the near future, I've had these few ideas for a long time (like, a year already) and just urge to finally draw them. But, gotta wait till I have more time for drawing;w;


  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

I'm not dead (yet)

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:41 PM
Hello


Wow it's already february... And I haven't posted anything after new year>_> I'm so sorry for my absence here, I've been so incredibly busy with school work and my part time job I have hardly any time for dA or art in generalD: I did draw a small chibi for the FE13 countdown (on tumblr) in january and I'll post that soon here too, but otherwise I've been swamped with school assignments and I took some shifts from my fellow workers at the part time job so I'm pretty exhausted every night I come home.

Anyways, I know I promised to finish all the contest prizes in january and well, as you can see, I have finished none of them yet. I am truly sorry for the long wait and broken promise. I have most of the pictures' sketches done and they are in the inking stage, but it's going to take a while before they are fully coloured and finished. I'm going to have a winter break at the end of february, even though I'll be working a bit more then too I'll be able to work on some art too. (Of course, I will finish the Brave Cupid event's art trade on time, I won't be working on anything personal before I have all the other promised pictures out of the way.) Though this also means I won't be opening commissions yet, maybe in march. We'll see.

I'm sorry for not replying to messages either, they have started to pile up in my inbox... I'm not going to ignore them of course, I will start replying to each of them when I have time to sit down and write a thoughtful reply. In the meantime, please take a look at this adoarble colouring work by :iconkeiko-cha: made on the lineart of Chastel which I commissioned from :iconsureya: last year>w> Chastel by Sureya by Keiko-cha Thank you so much for colouring her, Keiko-cha :heart:

In other news, 2 weeks left till Desucon Frostbite in Finland. I and :iconluinie: are going to talk about Tales of games there and then bring a PS3 to the gaming room along with Tales of Graces f and Tales of Xillia:D I can't wait to be able to play with some other Tales fans, old and new>w> So if you're coming there please come say hi to us: D

I hope you're all doing well and the year has started great for you, I have one more work shift today and then working on some school projects, but my first pay day is on next week too<3


  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Happy New Year 2013 everyone!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 31, 2012, 2:45 PM
Hello


It's now 1st of January 2013 here and I hope everyone has had a wonderful New Year's Eve<3 Mine was pretty great since I got to spend time with my friends, then have some coffee and finally walk around our neighbourhood while watching all the pretty fireworks people were firing<3 I won't be making any resolutions this year since I probably won't have time to even think about them really when I'll be incredibly busy for the first half of the year starting from day 5. However, I do wish to improve my art this year and kinda "take it to the next level" by working on some comics this year;D Also if people have some links to awesome anatomy reference sites (I already have posemaniacs on my bookmarks) I could use in my practising I would be very grateful if you posted it in the comments<3


The reason I will be incredibly busy is that I'll have only few days for resting in the following months. I'm going to be in classes from tuesday to friday and then work part time job in weekends and some nights during the week. Those are the most time consuming and tiring things, but I'll also have Japanese classes after the regular classes twice per week and then karate practise. Practically I'll have only monday free in January and I'll try to do some art then. Hopefully this'll teach me some time management at leastxD


Well, I hope your 2012 was good and let the 2013 be even better^^!


  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

New commission widget in test!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 28, 2012, 4:09 AM
Hello


My "real" commissions won't open before January (I'm still in the middle of writing the information) but since there is a new widget called Commission widget I thought to give it a try out of curiousity: ) Here is the official dA journal of it wreckling.deviantart.com/journ…


So what I'm offering in the commission widget as a test is a coloured chibi like this Chibi Cyclone by ScytheDancer and a simple fullbody sketch (sample coming asap) for 250 :points:

These commissions offered in the commission widget will stay open all the time. I'll probably edit them when the full commission information is up, but until then the old commission policy (can be found here scythedancer.deviantart.com/jo… ) will be in effect. I put a limit of 5 commissions for now on the widget, but it's not set in stone really. If there is more interest (which I highly doubtxD) I will consider taking more. These kind of small commissions are rather fast to do so if I'm still on holiday (before 5.1.2013) I'll finish them within two days. Otherwise I'll give an estimate of the time.


I hope that's everything and I didn't forget anything...

Well, here is a small feature for artists who were my secret santas (or drew me something anywaysxD) This year I got a picture from every SS event I participated: D First time~

FE Boys SS: Who else could make a shot like that? by Nicolargh from :iconnicolargh:  SS - ScytheDancer by WishBlink from :iconwishblink:  Secret Centi Clause - Merry Christmas ScytheDancer by HikariMimamoto from :iconhikarimimamoto: :thumb344752060: from :iconmari-odettia: and a special picture among the few by Krad-Eelav from my friend :iconkrad-eelav: :heart: And one more Seraphina by WickedJuti from my friend :iconwickedjuti::heart:


  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Drawing and resting

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:45 PM
Hello


Writing a new journal so soon mainly to test&use new journal skin made by :iconhanafae:>w> (Can be found here fav.me/d5ogqcu ):heart:

My holiday started on last Saturday evening and I've been trying to rest and draw as much as I can. I've finished one  of the secret santa pictures and others are progressing nicely. I haven't been sleeping very well though, dunno if it's the stress of college and part time job but I hope it'll go away before Christmas so I can rest well on this holiday. Next year will be hectic|D Anyways, I'll be posting some more art before the end of this year for sure. And not just those secret santa pictures but some other fanart pieces too;D

A word about my commissions, some may have noticed that I closed them a while ago. I plan on re-writing my commission information and policy, next year I'll have a lot less free time than before so I plan on making the commission section a bit more "professional" since my time is not so "free" anymore. That means I'll have to rise the prices a bit (though I think I have improved enough to justify a small rise by now) and I won't go under the minimum wage anymore (except for chibis I make the prices a bit lower since they are quicker to finish). Of course, this also means I'll be showing the sketch for the commissioner for approval before finishing it (until now it's been optional, I've given it only if someone has asked me to), and I'll make clear rules on how many fixes I can make to a picture before charging extra. And a lot more things: D




Aaaaand special thanks and hugs to :iconwickedjuti: and :iconsisterbelldandy: for giving me subs this year>w>:hug: I'll love you forever:love:

And a small feature for :iconfawkyewimacosplayer: for colouring the lineart of Apache which I commissioned from :iconsureya: Apache Coloured by FawkYewImaCosplayer
I also commissioned her to draw a lineart of Chastel>w> chastel... by sureya apache... by sureya Feel free to colour them if you want to practice colouring someone else's lines^^ Just remember to credit both of us:)

EDIT: :icondraconisnight130: coloured Chastel>w> Chastel -Coloured by DraconisNight130


  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Almost holidays~

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2012, 5:49 AM
Hello^^

I've good and bad news, good news are my holiday starts soon and it seems like I'll be able to pass all the courses in time. I also got a part time job which I'll start tomorrow and I'm excited about it>w> Though the bad news are related to these good news: I most likely won't be able to finish all the contest prizes before New Year. I'm going to be extra busy the whole December thanks to schoolwork and I have quite many pictures to draw as gifts for Christmas and I don't want to rush any of the pictures (contest prizes or gifts), I always wish to put my best into pics that are for others. However, I will finish all the prizes during January at least, I'll be working on them on December too but I won't be able to finish them all. But I have never failed to deliver a commission or prize picture so you can be sure I'll finish them by the end of January:)

Other things, I finished watching the walkthrough of Tales of Xillia 2 and it was so amazing~ I'm also almost finished playing it with my friends but we need to wait till everyone has free time again at the same time. And I have finally started my own playthrough of ToGf now that I have my own PS3, the game has been sitting on my bookshelf since AugustxD Though I'm a bit unmotivated to play it at times since I've already played it 3 times with my friends|D But I'll try to work it out before February since I'm going to need a clear file with lots of saved points for something special in February...

One more thing, this has been in my mind ever since I watched the TotA anime and listened to the song many times. When the lyrics start with "I dropped a marbe and while running after it another fell" I thought that isn't there a saying in English 'has he lost his marbles?' which would mean insanity, and well, Luke does hear voices in the game sooooxD Was it intentionalxD?
....Well, I guess not since the song is in Japanese and the saying is in English... But it is a funny coincidence I think:3

btw has anyone else had problems with Google Chrome not showing the links on dA correctly? My page is a mess on my screen when all the links are on the right and stamps or featured pictures aren't working;_;

Well, have a happy December^^!


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My wishlist fav.me/d5ivyn5

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Secret Santa Wishlist

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 24, 2012, 2:06 AM
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Dear Secret Santa, I've tried to be a good girl the whole year and I would like to request a picture of any of the following OCs of mine:)

Apache scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar…
Semira scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar…
Bastian scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar… fav.me/d4nm79c
Chastel scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar…
Rainer scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar…
Nakál scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar…

Or Tales of series fancharacters: Cadelae scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar… or Calilynn scythedancer.deviantart.com/ar… (These two are sisters)

If you don't feel like drawing any of my OCs, I would also love to see a picture of my favourite Tales of character(s):
Alvin from Tales of Xillia images.wikia.com/aselia/images… images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__c… images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…
or Jade from Tales of the Abyss jmgriffith.iweb.bsu.edu/jadeve… dream-angels.sakurawigs.com/ja… theworldissquare.com/wp-conten…

Every character has a small bio in their description so I'm not putting them here, you can also find Jade and Alvin's bios from Aselia wikia: aselia.wikia.com/wiki/Jade_Cur… and aselia.wikia.com/wiki/Tales_of… (look for Alvin from the characters, I couldn't put a direct link thanks to its weird url)

Pick freely^^

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  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

I'm on fall break~

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:23 AM
Yay:D My fall break started yesterday and now I have time for drawing again~ I finished my Xillia 2 countdown picture on Tuesday and it can be seen on the countdown's tumblr page where all the pictures will be uploaded day by day xilliacountdown.tumblr.com/ (I use the name North there instead of ScytheDancer since that's what I use online now, on dA it's already taken so I can't switch;_; ) and I'll be posting it on dA on Saturday (Oct 20th). Can't wait for Xillia 2>w>

There have been a lot of journals about Secret Santa events this year too, I'm going to participate quite a few of them this year since I took a look into my gallery and realized how little I have actually drawn this yearxD So I'll try to make up for it during these last months of 2012~ Curretly I have applied to these SS events:

:iconfire-emblem-boys: - A Secret Santa event of the group, focuses on the group theme "male characters of Fire Emblem game series"

:iconsecret-centi-clause: - A public Secret Santa event organized by Centi

:iconbravess: - A public Secret Santa event with a twist: you must challenge yourself to draw anything the recipient asks for (with some event's rules applying)

I hope to participate in the traditional Secret Santas of certain fanclubs I've participated in previous years too, but those groups haven't announced if they are going to hold one this year yet.

Are you going to participate in any Secret Santa events this year?

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Aselia Con

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:28 AM
Hello:) I hope everyone has been great, I've been busy but trying to draw whenever I have time.

For all those who watch me for my Tales stuff, you're probably wondering what the journal title is about unless you've already read the post on AbyssalChronicles or the blog on :iconmeteor-storm:. There is a Tales fangroup named Tales of Outlaw and they are organizing a Tales of Series convention in March 2013. This convention's name is Aselia Con. (for those who haven't played the earlier games, Aselia is the name of the world in Tales of Phantasia and the name of the united world in Tales of Symphonia. The Tales of Series wiki, Aselia wikia, is also named after this.) This convention is organized by fans, for fans. For more info about the con read the AbyssalChronicles' post and check out the Aselia Con's webpage too. Don't forget to like the facebook page;D I wish I could take part in the con too but I live way too far from it;_; But since this is going to become an annual thing for Tales fan in the west I'm sure I'll make it there one year or another:D


Also, Tales of Xillia 2's countdown will start on October 16th and will go on till November 1st (the release day of the game). Tales of Symphonia OVA's last episode will be released on 24th Oct so it is not so far away either;D This will be a great month~

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Prof Layton and ToX2 Countdown!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 2, 2012, 7:45 AM
Hello!

I have two different things to write in this journal, first one being the Professor Layton series. Level 5 has announced that the 6th game of the series will be the last one with the Professor Layton as its lead character. Many fans are against this because Professor Layton himself is the reason why the series is so popular, and he is the character giving the name for the series' title! Here is :iconzillabean:'s journal zillabean.deviantart.com/journ… about it with much more information than what I'm going to write in this journal. There is also a link to a petition www.thepetitionsite.com/573/37… against the removal of our favourite gentleman character of our favourite game series.

The second topic of this journal: Tales of Xillia 2 Countdown project! For those who hear about these countdown projects for the first time they are projects where participants draw a picture (or pictures) related to the topic and those pictures will be released on each day until the countdown hits zero. There are no "skill requirements" so anyone can participate and are encouraged to do so! Here is the tumblr page of the project xilliacountdown.tumblr.com/pos… You do NOT need to have a tumblr account to participate, just e-mail. I'll participate for sure:D


Third thing I'm gonna mention in this journal: I'm going back to college tomorrow, so my free time will drop again as every fall and I'll be less active here (well... like I would have been very active here the whole summer|D) I'll finish the drawings I've on my list during September and I'm sorry for procrastinating so much. I've just been in very bad mood lately and my drawing motivation has been rather low. I'm also going to be rather busy when college starts again and it'll slow me down here for sure.



Anyways, I hope you're doing better than me and have a nice beginning of autumn:)



Oh and here are some on going contests you could give a look:

sashavasileva.deviantart.com/j… by :iconsashavasileva:
talesof.deviantart.com/journal… by :icontalesof:

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Anipan (yes, me too) and Internet connection

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 21, 2012, 12:31 AM
Hello! A new art website, Anipan, opened its virtual doors last night (well it was night to mexD) and since I've been following it since the day I found its kickstarter I decided to make an account there too for the first thing in the morning:) I like the layout a lot and the place looks and feels very good, I will be posting my stuff there too.

My account on Anipan www.anipan.com/6544/bio/edit#!…

Other good news: looks like our internet connection is working almost properly again:dummy: I can actually check my messages without waiting for 15mins just to see the loading fails ad try again|D So I'll be posting some new stuff soon: D

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

A bit absent

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 17, 2012, 11:49 PM
Hello and sorry for being a bit inactive here for the past few weeks, I was trying to get back into drawing daily and all but my friend lent me his PSP and Tales of Rebirth which has been taking my timexD And I've also been playing Tales of the Abyss 3DS lately so finishing drawings hasn't been my top priority... Though that doesn't mean I wouldn't be working on things, they just tend to be left on the sketching stage|D But I'm gonna change that now, I'll need to finish as much as I can before going back to college on 3rd September. Those pictures include few Vesperia short comics which I made for the ToV anthology long time ago and I have decided to re-do some of them and post on dA. Other things I'm working on are few separate pictures and a fan crossover comic of Tales series. And luinie is writing a fanfic of Abyss which I'm keeping my eye on, giving ideas and will draw some art for it;D

Another thing that has kept me away from dA has been the site's loading problems, I guess I'm not alone with the problem since others have made journals about the situation too. As if the site's loading problems weren't enough our internet connection isn't  working properly anymore either, it started half a week ago and now I can't even reply to some of my messages since it keeps disconnecting me when I try to send it. Wonder how many tries it takes to post this journal... But, we have decided to switch our internet provider and it should be taken care of next week. Until then I can't listen to any music on YT since the videos won't load>___>

So don't be surprised if I'm slow here for the next week too before we get the better internet connection and I promise to post more art in the near future:) I hope your rest of the summer/winter goes better than mine|D

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Tagged

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:37 PM
Did not see this coming actuallyxD But yeah, my friend :iconkrad-eelav: tagged me so I guess I'll update my journal just to get the other out-dated one off of my page.

RULES:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs.
6. No crap in tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You have to tag 10 people.



1. Favorite videogame (or boardgame, ha!)
Hmmm of all time I think Tales of Symphonia. It's awesome. But Tales of the Abyss is a close second with Fire Emblem 9&10.

2. What are three things on your bucket-list?
See the world by traveling around and meeting my friends.
Learn to speak Japanese fluently. (I'm working on it, slowly but stillxD)
Draw and play videogames through my life, never letting go of either one.

3. Western comics, Indie comics, JP manga, or Korean manhwa (or none of the above)?  Why?
JP manga is something I love and will always love, but I have also started reading some western comics (other than Donald Duck which I have been reading since I was 6 years oldxD) too. I am quite picky about the art quality and style though, so as long as the art is good and I like the artist's style any of those goes. But I guess I love how manga works perfectly in black and white and the way action is drawn in those that I like. But then again, I love the details, expressions and colouring of some western comics too. So I guess it really is the quality of art in my eyes that counts.

4. What is the weirdest thing you've ever done?
Lemme think for a moment|D ...Probably mixing all kinds of different spicies and stuff in the kitchen as a kid and then tasting it with my friendsxD (salt, sugar and pepper don't go too well togetherxD)

5. Who is your favorite fictional character of all time, and why?
Krad... this is so easy for you but think us others too plz xDD I would say Yuan (ToS), or Jade (TotA). Yuan because he is an interesting character, he decided to take neither the player's side (Lloyd's) nor the enemy's (desians), he tried to fix things and fulfill the wish of his dead loved one in his own way, and was still going in his own way even though 4000 years had already passed. And Jade...|D He is just too awsome for wordsxDD I love his calm and sarcastic attitude but still being an intelligent person who knows how to fight and is always working towards solution in the game. He has rather tragic but very interesting past and what I appreciate: he doesn't angst and whine about it8D

6. What do you wish you could change about yourself?
The way I think about compliments. I think I've thought like this since middle school that whenever someone says something positive about me they say it just to make me feel better, not because I would actually be worth the praise. This was a problem to me in highschool especially since I started doing karate then. I always thought I was the worst in the course of basics and when the course ended and we got our yellow belts after the exam our teacher gave two students a shirt and said they were the best ones out of the group (in "budo-spirit" and learning the techniques). I was one of them. That kinda opened my eyes and made me aware of my problem, it's been 5 years now and everytime I hear someone complimenting me I have to think "do they mean it or not", in karate it's easy to tell the difference but in normal life it's different. So I would like to change my view on things and make the "default thought" to be more positive and not doubtful since it's kinda insulting to the one complimenting me too. And I feel like a hypocrite everytime I say a compliment since I think "how can I compliment someone and expect them to believe it if I don't believe theirs". And I don't compliment others very often so I mean it when I do.
So yeah, long rant, sorry|D

7. What is the one most annoying thing about fandoms to you?  (If any?)
I gotta admit a LOT of things annoy me in fandoms. Maybe the biggest thing is to say "this character is MINE" or something similar and throw a fit if someone says they like it too and want to share their thoughts about it. Other things related to it is to make the character act VERY OOC in their little fantasies and shoving it down other fans' throats. Of course, these are the extreme cases but every fandom have one|D Other thing I hate is that some people just HAVE to bring their fandom to every conversation. Or maybe it's more the "bringing Japan and its language to every conversation" case but still. Equally annoyingxD

8. Give us your favorite art-resource link (or three), and give a short description about it.
lol guess you won't need a link to dAxD But I also you zerochan (lol) when I want to see pictures of series I can't find on dA much. And I'm still working on making an account on pixiv tooxD It's just... so intimidating when you know the artists there are amazing and you're like... me|D But I'll definitely join there someday. Someday.

9.  Why do you draw?
Because I have a love-hate relationship with itxD Sometimes I hate my drawings, how they look and how I can't draw something on the paper exactly as it looks in my head. But then, if I don't draw for a while I feel like something's missing and I become nervous and the feeling won't go away until I draw something again, be it just scribbles or something. Now though, I also draw because I want to include it to my job in the future. But I guess the feeling I have when drawing is the most important reason. And I like to draw the ideas I have in my head, just for my own amusement tooxD

10.  Free space to rant about something, or an additional question.
I'm gonna rant about the financial situation of Europe: fuck this shit.

[ Next Tag Round Questions ]

1. How long have you been drawing by now?
2. What is your favourite media? Why? (writing/traditional/digital/photography etc.)
3. Do you have some extra collectibles of a videogame/anime/movies or similar in your room? (for example I have two jigsaw puzzles of Tales of Xillia and art books)
4. What is the one most annoying thing about fandoms to you?  (If any?)
5. What do you think of your friends?
6. Free time activities?
7. Do you have dreams you are actively working on to make true?
8. What is your top 5 websites? (the ones you visit most or the ones you like the most. Like you can visit your e-mail the most but maybe not like it the mostxD)
9. What is the weirdest thing you WOULD LIKE TO do but can't for one reason or another?
10. Feel free to write whatever you want here.

Taggers:
:iconjiibee::iconluinie::iconigagi::icontiniegravity::iconkiu227::iconwickedjuti:
uhhhhh and whoever wants to do it. I should probably not tag too many here since I have no idea if they wanna do it or notxD

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Caught cold, somehow

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 3, 2012, 7:34 AM
Yeah it's summer and the first week of my holiday after summerjob. And I'm sick again. Should've knocked the wood when I was joking about being sick right after work last week... I was spending the saturday with my friends, playing Tales of Graces f and everything was great, then bam, on sunday I was sick. Monday was the worst day for sure, sore throat, fever and couldn't do anything really, not even sleep. Today has been easier, I even managed to pick up my cellphone and do some organization about this week (which was supposed to be awesome btw) and even dragged myself on comp to check my e-mail and dA. I really hope I'll be all better tomorrow so I can continue working on the last commission piece (I'm so sorry it's been taking so long, the sketch is soon done and inking shouldn't take long) and then go watch The Amazing Spider-Man on friday with my friends before they either go abroad or start their summerjob.

I'll be more active here too once I get better. I've planned to do a lot on next week, including some pictures. Also, Guild Wars 2 is going to be released on 28th August which is great, its next beta will be on the last weekend of this month and I'm gonna try making an elementalist... I need to know which class (ele or thief) to choose when the real game starts: D

Anyways, I hope you're all doing well and having good time on summer/winter~

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

The Avengers movie (spoiler free)

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 30, 2012, 1:43 AM
Yeah, I went to watch that film last friday on its opening night. Though I watched 2D not 3D. And let me say that it was THE best film I've seen in a while!

I have never been too interested in superheros and didn't really expect anything particular from the movie, I actually got to know about it when I went to watch Iron Sky few weeks ago and saw the trailer in the theaterxD I got interested in it because it looked cool and since I study visual technology I really wanted to see the big dragon-like thing at the end of the trailer. I talked about it with my friend at college and she told me that I should watch Iron Man since the movies are very good. Well I watched Iron Man 1&2 and damn I'm a fan alreadyxD (Now I understand why my other friend JiiBee became a fan of him;D) Then I also watched Thor before going to see The Avengers.

My second college year ended last thursday and so I and my friend decided to go to the movies again to celebrate the start of summer holiday just like last year. We went to see the 2D version because neither of us really likes the 3D... And I have glasses so putting the 3D glasses on top of them isn't the most pleasant thing to do, especially when they try to fall off all the time. Plus I've heard from other people who went to see the movie in 3D that the darker scenes look kinda bad in 3D since the glasses make them even darker so it's hard to tell what's going on.

But yeah, the movie was badass and funnyxD The humor in it was much better than I had even hoped for. I had expected Stark to be an ass in the movie just like in Iron Man (which I really like in him, he's not as nice as Captain America which makes a great contrast. I like the sarcastic humor) and expected him to make the jokes I would laugh at. But I was only half right: Stark really did make me laugh the most but others were amazing tooxD And I just LOVED the interacting between all of the characters, everyone had enough screentime in my taste and all of them fit very well in the film. Especially I liked when the three characters with biggest egos (Stark, Thor and Capt. America. Well Capt. America doesn't have that big ego but he does stick his nose in other's business) get in a fight, verbally and physically. Also Stark and Banner have some good conversations together.

The story is okay, it's good for the movie to be interesting and supporting the interactivity between the characters, there are enough fights and talking, funny moments and serious moments, in superhero mode and in "normal civilian mode" situations to make balance. And the villain is good tooxD I can't really say how much they are "in character" in the movie compared to the original comics, but I've heard a lot of people say that the movie really respects the original comics and have managed to make the characters right. I really like Hulk in this movie. And plotwise I was so happy that they didn't include a big romance, there are hints of something between some characters but nothing big.


All in all: I'm going to see this again, in cinema. I have never gone to see a movie a second time in cinemas, but this. is. worth it.
Some people say that the hype before it kinda made it lame in the end, too big expectations, but for me it was amazing because I didn't really have any expectations other than "I wanna see that dragon-thingy up close" so to me everything it gave was positive. And there were a lot of good surprises that I really didn't see comingxD


If you still wonder whether you should go watch it or not (which I doubt lol) you should go read what :iconjollyjack: wrote about it jollyjack.deviantart.com/journ…


Also, I wonder why we got the movie before the US? Is there a better timing to release it there on May 4th? I'm used to watching everything SO late compared to US but this time I went to see it on April 27thO.o

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Easter holidaaaaaaay and updates

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 4, 2012, 8:24 AM
As the title says, my 5-day long Easter holiday starts now:la: I'll be working on pictures and finally try to finish those I have promised to draw over a month ago, I'm sorry they are taking so long to finish>___> But now I'll have some free time:D

As for why I've been pretty quiet here for the last week and a half, a special friend of mine came to visit>w> ILuvTails06 travelled from Australia to the other side of the world to see his Finnish friends (including me). I still can't believe that by pressing the random deviant button on dA he found me and we started talking and now, almost 3 years later he's on the other side of the hemispherexD He stayed here in our house for a week and then travelled to Lapland to see more of his friends, the week was awesome and full of events. I won't be writing about it here much because I'm sure he'll make a journal about his adventure here as soon as he can so I'll just link to his journal when it's upxD (probably in two weeks or so)


Other news, my second year in professional college is coming to its end soon, only this month left with the classes and then one month of work practice or holiday, depending on if I get a job or not|D Though I wouldn't really mind if it was a holiday... I would be able to practice drawing even more and maybe get familiar with new techniques as well. Tonight I'll try to get the 3D Studio Max student version on my comp for one last time, it has failed to install it for the last 3 times=____=' (and yes it is a legal version, I think it might be because I have Vista... My classmate had the same problem but he got a new comp so it got solved that way instead).


I think I could draw some fanart again soon, any suggestions which fandom?


And one more thing. A big thank you for Hanafae for drawing me this awesome pic of Yuan>w>
Yuan by Hanafae
Here is a little feature of her wonderful works:D

Bringer of Rainbows by Hanafae Speaking with the Stars by Hanafae Tell Me Where... by Hanafae Story Time by Hanafae

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

Tales of Symphonia OVA news!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 10, 2012, 1:52 AM
Great news for everyone waiting for the Tales of Symphonia United World OVA episodes, there will be 3 episodes total:la:! Yes! And they are both released NEXT SUMMER.
Dates are:
Episode 2, June 20th.
Episode 3, July 25th.

That's right, we'll get them both in the same summer:la: Now the only thing I fear is they'll make them both 25min episodesxD But I don't think they would do that. So, this really cheered me up today, I woke up and realized I have caught cold again and have damn sore throat>_> So this was a very mood lifting thing:) Now I need more tea->>


Read more of the news from the official ToS OVA site (in japanese) www.ova-tos.com/
or AbyssalChronicles (in english) www.abyssalchronicles.com/?fn_…

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 6, 2012, 12:57 PM
Taken from :icondeamond89:'s journal:

"
What would you do if you saw your brother getting killed? What would you do if you were foreced to kill your parents? What would you do if you had to escape night for night to not get captured by people who force you to kill others?

For us this is absoltely impossible to imagine what it has to be like and every single one of us knows that it is wrong! But what can we do to stop such an injustice?

2012 is the year!!!!

Please just watch this video and share!!!!

www.kony2012.com/sharefilm/

some_text

This is the worlds worst living criminal! And almost no one knows him...


GET INVOLVED. STOP AT NOTHING. THE WORLD MUST KNOW.

    I dare you to stop scrolling through yourinbox. Stop checking your Facebook newsfeed that you've already checked two seconds ago. Stop updating your Twitter and seeing what your favorite celebrities are saying. Stop watching funny and nonsense videos on Youtube. Take time to educate yourself to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this world!!.

    Let's make JOSEPH KONY Famous!!

    Who is JOSEPH KONY?

    He is THE WORST LIVING CRIMINAL. He abducts children and makes them use guns to kill their own parents. He takes girls and forces them to be sex slaves. He calls his abducted children the Lord's Resistance Army, AKA the LRA. He has abducted over 30,000 children and forced them to be child soldiers in Central Africa. He remains at large because he is INVISIBLE to the world. FEW know his name, even FEWER know his crimes. WE ARE MAKING HIM FAMOUS! Because when he is, the world will unite against him and demand his arrest.

    We can help make a change. We can make a difference.

   
This has to happen in 2012. We can't let him go around and keep doing this to children in Central Africa. Let's make his name known so he can be stopped. HE CAN NO LONGER BE INVISIBLE!

   
2012 is election year in the US! If the interest of the public is just big enough, it will become an issue for the election campaigns! You might think that one single voice can't do much... But if we all share this and the people who watch this rise their voices just like we did, it will spread and make a change!


Share this, copy this, post it in your journals, blogs, tumblr, twitter, facebook,... whatever you can think of! Spread the word and awareness!


I will be out in the streets at April 20th to make Kony famous... will you?
"




I hadn't heard of this monster before today, and after watching the film I really hope they'll arrest him this year. Please watch the film linked in this journal and spread the word. No matter how low you may think the effect of your single journal or status update of this matter is, it does count.
Everything counts.

  • Listening to: Ta ga tame no sekai (ToS UW ending)
  • Reading: Haiteksti
  • Watching: Tales of Symphonia OVA
  • Playing: Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  • Eating: hopefully something soon
  • Drinking: coffee