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Hey Everyone! :D

Journal Entry: Sat May 10, 2014, 9:10 PM


Hello! Been a long time since I made a journal entry but here I go! Through out the year I've been improving my skills and learning more and more about different types of art as well as college stuff and future stuff (cause we all know how fun that is). I'm also happy to announce (as some of you know) that the Price of Happiness is nearing 900 subscribers and then just 100 away from 1000!!! I never expected it to get as popular as it has gotten and I can't wait for it to grow even more. On that note, I'll be making a legitimate site for it soon so we can get some outside smackjeeves publicity on it and maybe start getting some merchandise!! :)

I am happy to also announce that I have chosen the college that I will be attending and it is [drum roll please]... Memphis College of Art! So if anyone is going there in the Fall totally message me!! I can't wait. Seriously. I am psyched. I plan on continueing the comic throughout my career in college as well as my graduate career, but updates might be slow due to this. However, during summer I'll be able to pump out pages like crazy so YAY. Alright, I think that's it, I'll edit this later if I have any more news. Commissions are always open so yeaaahhh send me a note if you're interested :)

The Penthouse

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:25 PM

Life of a Normal Teenager -- CHALLENGE

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 5, 2012, 8:13 PM
  • Listening to: Stand By Me
  • Reading: George DeValier
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Sims 3: Generations
  • Eating: BOTTLECAPS<3<3<3
  • Drinking: Pepsi 0

Fanfiction, Requests, and Art! AKA journaling :D

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 7, 2012, 7:50 PM
  • Listening to: Stand By Me
  • Reading: George DeValier
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Sims 3: Generations
  • Eating: BOTTLECAPS<3<3<3
  • Drinking: Pepsi 0

Requests!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 22, 2012, 7:08 PM
Hey guys! Sorry it's been a little slow on DA.
I'm pretty damn sure that my teachers are gathering in some underground
cult to diabolically plan out three tests per day. It's CRAZY!

However, I'd like to say, I am open for requests AND commissions! I'm not really afraid
to draw anything as long as it doesn't have to deal with the following:

- Furries
- Furries
- Furries
- Homestuck
- Furries

I apologize to the homestuckians out there, but I haven't exactly had the best orientation with homestuck T-T. However, Yaoi, Yuri, fanart, and OCs I'm fine with and love to draw!

So yeah! Happy Early Halloween since I'm not sure if I'm drawing anything for it yet ^^


  • Listening to: Stand By Me
  • Reading: George DeValier
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Sims 3: Generations
  • Eating: BOTTLECAPS<3<3<3
  • Drinking: Pepsi 0

Tu Bi or Not To Be Journal Skin!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 6, 2012, 9:50 PM

Yep. That's right. I just made a journal skin. Me. Miss CSS incapable.

BOOM BABY!

Alright, so enough of me geeking out, I'd like to talk about this journal's theme and pretty much try to interest you all in the story behind this theme. So I should probably start in the beginning...

Từ Bi or Not To Be is a story that my friend :iconrogander: and I have been working on for a while. Set in the Vietnam War around 1967-1968, the story focuses on a main couple that happens to be homosexual and soldiers within the US army. Joshua McMeyer (man on left) and Kane Moslow (man on right). Both of them have their own judgements on the war and their own plans on what they will do when/if they get back home. But as times get harder and the battlefield becomes more dangerous, they are forced to ask themselves, is it worth it to keep such love alive when they barely can keep themselves from pushing daisies? Joshua and Kane are not the only couples focused on within the story. In fact, there will be a large chunk of side story about a heterosexual couple featuring a flirtatious US soldier named Jaime Berkshaw and a South Vietnamese woman named Mei Yuong. There are other couples that aren't as focused on however, such as Soops (Doug Simons) and Smitz (Michael Schmitz) who seem to have the most romance of them all as well as a few crushes here and there.

So some of you might ask me "but back then, there was the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law, so how could you possibly develop a homosexual romance?" Well just because there was a law out, didn't mean people just stopped being who they are. And truthefully, not everyone felt the same way about the law, including Generals and high-ranking officers. And the farther out they were to the front lines, the less they cared what the soldiers did as long as they were fighting for their country and for eachother.

But this also doesn't mean there wasn't a large percentage of homophobes within the ranks of the US military and that does mean Joshua and Kane, and Soops and Smitz do run into these challenges throughout the story. And unlike a lot of homosexual romances within the story, not every single person is gay for one another. Like for instance, Mei and Jaime is a heterosexual couple as well as there being a lot of 'bromances' and not romances. Incredibly, there is a difference I found out..

Either way, the story is rich with the gruesome parts of warfare, angst, drama, betrayal, love/lust, and so many parts with a certain Canadian Journalist that will most likely leave you dying in a fit of laughter. But this is just my hopes.

If you want to give what I've got up on the web (which trust me that isn't even CLOSE to all of it) a read, then go here: www.fictionpress.com/s/3055879… and gimme a review on what you think so far!

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Okay okay I'm done advertising for my story. Truth of the matter is, I thought I'd help you understand the artwork I'll be producing since I'm kind of in a Tu Bi streak. :P


  • Listening to: Stand By Me
  • Reading: George DeValier
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Sims 3: Generations
  • Eating: BOTTLECAPS<3<3<3
  • Drinking: Pepsi 0

The Beginning of the New Account

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 6:03 PM


There is a time when the work you have stored over the years in your account becomes so old it borders embarassing. A time when the style you had is nothing like your style now, your humor has developed, your style has developed, and your priorities have developed. As I am growing closer to college life, I realize that the work in my account I would not want seen by the colleges I may apply to. Work that is unfinished, poorly done, or hurriedly fishished. If a college was looking at my artwork, I would want them to see finished pieces, pieces that I would be proud to share with the world, and not just a single community.

And so this new account was created. But college wasn't the only reason why I had created this new account. When I looked at my gallery, I saw artwork that made me cringe. Compared to so many artists now a days, my inspirations, the people that make my ambition grow, I see their work, and I wonder why mine don't look like their's. It is a common question, a simple question that every artist at some point thinks. Every person at some point thinks. However, it is not a simple "I want to be as good as them someday" (which I do), it is simply I would like to grow my own style but develop it in a way that signs my work. My style was scattered, and while it still existed my gallery was so thrown around and unfinished that it was annoyingly... dare I say, Noobish.

I feel like I'm sounding too much like an adult in here--which I am not. Nor do I want to be yet. The point is: I want more organization in my gallery, profile, and account in general. As you can see by the journal skin, I have bought a premium account (my first purchase online :D) and I believe it's my first step to developing my style. In fact, it is now my goal to do so.

Speaking of Journal Skins. I seriously need to make my own. Being rather amature with CSS I would love some help with creating my journal skin, only thing to do now is make some art, design the skin with it, and slap it on. Though I am a bit weary if it'd be that easy. Oh well, like everything else, I just gotta take it one step at a time.

For those who have followed me to this new account. I love you guys, and your loyalty is so amazing. <3

Anyways, I'll shut up now and get to making some artwork.

  • Listening to: Piano Man
  • Reading: George DeValier
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Sims 3
  • Eating: Home-Cooked meat and potatoes
  • Drinking: Nothing... I'm really thirsty :(