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Journal Entry: Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:14 PM

shin's bowl

Note: Apparently dA inserts this giant empty space in my journal if you get here from your message center. Just refresh and it'll load properly. Not sure what causes that. . .

Hello, everyone! It's been a very long time since I've written a journal, as usual, so I figured I'd make an update. Now is as good a time as any, anyway. A lot has actually been happening to me recently but I fear it might be considered pretty boring for most people, haha.

I've been doing really well at work. We are actually in a lull period as far as actual work volume goes, but I still put in some overtime just organizing day-to-day for the team. Because of that, there are a few things that I wish could get done but I just don't have time to do them and I regret that. The only other thing work related is that we moved today to the main building "LC1" from "LC2" and we'll be sitting on the 2nd floor, right above the cafe. We'll be sitting right next to where I used to sit when I got my first job here at MS, so it's a bit nostalgic. It also helps that I already park in LC1 parking, haha.

Even more convenient is that Ryoseth-CP and I are moving into our new apartment on 6/20. We're super excited about it because we will now live literally across the street from work. The neighborhood is nicer, the apartment will be nicer, and we'll live next to a lot of really convenient stores as well as the Post Office I have my box at. When we move, I'll also get a gym membership and start swimming again! I've been gaining a bit of weight.

In other news. . .  I'm sorry to my recent commissioners ( Key2Immortality, Takesu, Dragon-Lady-NFLD, Rare-Imaging, VolVokun, LamLArts, Vampyra-Drake ) for not mailing you the originals yet. I've been dealing with a bit of real life stuff lately - last Tuesday, I took my beloved Poo to the vet because she hadn't been eating. At the vet's recommendation, I had been administering her some antibiotics. They said she looked great physically and the antibiotics were a shot in the dark as to what was wrong with her. She showed improvement and ate on Thursday and Saturday.

Then, on Tuesday night, she was supposed to shed. Except she didn't feel like it. She had also passed some green diarrhea that night. I rushed her to the vet and dropped her off Wednesday morning. They said she still looked fine other than some lethargy and encouraged me to get a stool sample. I was worried and left work early Wednesday to pick her up from the vet and take her home. She died within about an hour. I took today off work to relax and spend some time mourning, I guess. Needless to say, I haven't been motivated to get to the post office. However, I should be able to mail your items on Saturday.

I guess that's it for now. I'll do this meme.

character meme

I was tagged by PrismatDragoon!

My characters

1. Name your main characters who you draw on dA
I have around one hundred characters, but I would say you probably see Ryu, Di, and Shinerai the most here on dA.

2. Do you have a sona? If so who?
Yes! I suppose I actually consider myself to have a "namesake" and a "sona". My namesake character is Shinerai and he moreso represents my account here on dA. I have a "sona" named Lhyz who represents me on a more personal level. Regretfully, I haven't drawn her much so if you don't know of her, don't feel bad.

3. Out of all your characters designs which one are you most proud of?
That is a really difficult question. I guess that since I'm in the middle of redesigning my byondi characters, I'd say Shinerai is the design I'm most proud/fond of. Even though I'm creating a new reference for Shin, it actually involves very few changes. I am probably the most content/pleased with Shinerai's design out of everyone.

4. Who would you say would be your most original character design?
I suppose I can't answer this one until I'm done designing my characters.

5. Who has been your longest lasting character?
Ryu is my oldest character to date. He first came around in 2003?

6. Who is your most unoriginal character and why?
It's very difficult for me to measure characters on level of originality/unoriginality. I'm not sure who my most unoriginal character would be.

7.Which character do you dislike the most?
I like all of my characters

8. Do you have any closed/open species?
I do have a few species - some of them are fauna of my world called Y'ren (previously called KyaRa). No one has asked me to make one, so I don't know how I feel about them being either open or closed. The main species I have is a humanoid species which is the primary intelligent lifeform on Y'ren and they are called byondi. They are closed simply because they are so complicated that it takes a lot of educating for someone to be able to make a canon character. I do have friends with some byondi.

9. Have any of your characters been inspired by another persons/films character?
Not consciously.

10. Who is your most high-powered character and lowest powered character?
Wow, I wonder if answering this question is going to give any spoilers. I'd say that among the weakest characters in my headworld are Kaio, Tauchke, and Azukai. Among the most powerful characters are Chinar, Ryu, Yoi, Yyuoe, and Di. However, each of them have their own handicaps.

Others characters

1. Name some of the most well known characters of other artists/friends to you
My memory is a little dead right now, so I'll just go to the next question, sorry.

2. List some of your most favourite characters of other artists
I don't keep favorites for very long due to how often I'm coming across new and beautiful character submissions. I'll add some thumbnails below of some favorite characters that belong to my friends as well as favorites I've added to collections recently.

Ty Mencen by kilaraCharacter Sheet: Sakki Crassus by InkyDemonAsha Reference V3 by AshasCadenceTikall Dragon Reference by TikallRynn Reference 2015 by KrysiilysCsisku by KeprionGwardo Reference Sheet by RiskikoiReference - Ark V. III by ArkaiosRovago REF by ScreechesArima: Heveyx Reference 2013 by lambomillAx'ranthael Ref v.2 by OnyxwingsPRAYINGMOTHAGON THING by ScreechesNaynero.Reference by ZombieGnu

3. Which of someone elses characters do you think is the most original?
I'm going to skip this question - I hope you don't mind that I'm not answering everything, I'm still a bit not all here. As a reference sheet collector, I come across lots and lots of characters and I personally think that so many of them are wonderful, great, and original. Again, I have difficulty measuring characters on levels of originality, so I'll just go to the next question.

4. List some of your favourite species of someone elses
As you probably know, I haven't been around deviantART a whole heck of a lot lately. Regretfully, I'm a bit of an inactive lurker and, tbh, I haven't really been following other peoples' species. I'm sure yours is wonderful though.

5. Which species of someone else's do you think is the most original?
I'm not going to answer any more of these 'original or unoriginal' questions.

6. Have you ever had a joint storyline with someone elses characters?
I suppose? Is this like if you have a character that is canon in someone else's headworld? If not, then no.

7. Do you have any characters of someone elses species?
Nailmus - one of kilara's Ilumarae
Ardrius one of kilara's Ilumarae
Ashteryx - one of kilara's Taleans
Tyndahll - one of Verlidaine/Caerulas's Zeytilli
Zeke - one of MoldyMuffinz's Plonar
Pai'te - one of AshasCadence's Nagendra
I don't think I have any more? I really love the characters I have but I feel bad making characters of other peoples' species unless they are just to die for because I have a hard time giving everyone the attention they deserve.

Oops, maybe I shouldn't have done this because it wasn't very exciting. Not tagging anyone!

features: art for me

There has been some wonderful art done for me and I can't ever say enough how appreciative I am when I receive not only beautiful art but also kind words said about me. Thank you everyone for your care, love, and support. I will feature the most recent art created for me in this section regardless of whether it was fan art, a trade, or an exchange. Please go visit these people, they are fabulous!

Please check out the awesome animations of Shin that MeMyselfandmyTablet made for me! One is at the bottom of my journal.

Shinerai by AverrisVisA gift for Shinerai by azulacat14Di Facing Left With Sunset by BristlefurrHappy Birthday Shinerai by PrismatDragoonBabyShineraiSleepingF by MeMyselfandmyTabletBaby Shinerai by MeMyselfandmyTabletShinerai - Animated - Flying in by MeMyselfandmyTabletShiny Lhyz by DemonML1739658 by ramenfueled

features: things i like

I will be using this section of my journal to feature the things that I like; usually comics. More tiles will appear over time and will be arranged in alphabetical order.



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Anti-Dark-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to draw you some gift art, Hun. You've always been a huge inspiration to me and I'd love to draw for you :heart: 

Which character would you like for me to draw? 
MischievousRaven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful, awe-inspiring gallery! Thanks for providing it for all to see! 
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! ;u; And. .  you're welcome?!
Ink-Leviathan Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Do you have a commission sheet anywhere?
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I don't! I appreciate your interest but I fully intend to not take commissions in the near future unless it's an emergency.
WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Artist
I tried to check out your chat, but apparently it's either glitching out or dA's staff is full of morons and only allow it to work on Firefox with a specific plugin. Wtf...
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're trying to use the link in my journal side-bar that's because it's broken, sorry! Here's the link :)…
WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Artist
Yep, that's not working either. I originally got to it from the poll you posted. I'll send you a screenshot next time I see you on skype.
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link I just pasted to you in the previous comment wasn't working either? If not, the issue is definitely on your side.
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Knight-Soliare Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  New Deviant
Praise the Sun! Worship   Worship   Worship   Sunny :worships2: :worships2: :worships2: 
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