Thursday, February 7, 2019

The 'Most Likely To.." Tag!

Okay so I have a teeeeeeny tiny, itty bitty, confession to make...

I stole this tag. 


Hehe okay, but really... I was introduced to this tag by Jane Maree and it just looked like a super fun thing to try out, so here we are! :D

*All images used in collages are not my own.

Most Likely to Be a Poet

Ellie Marie Harper is my most artsy character in the whole bunch. She focuses more on painting and photography, but there's no way she hasn't tried writing poetry at least once or twice.

The only other character who might come closer is needed elsewhere for this post. ^-^

Most Likely to Dance in the Rain

Mah lil angel Juniper would totally do this-- all while her ward, Simon, stood off to the side in a yellow raincoat, just watching her in utter confusion. Juniper very much enjoys finding ways to try and embarrass him, despite the fact that he's the only one who can actually see her.

Most Likely to Look Good in a Kilt

Ben Kit.

But wait! You might say. This character looks familiar! Well, haHaHA. You are very correct!

Literally none of my characters (every. single. one. of. them) would even get close to wearing a kilt let along look good in one. xD So mah amazing friend, Jane, was gracious enough (see also, found it absolutely hilarious-- 'cos he's also the boyfriend/later on husband of one of my characters xD) to let me borrow her character, Ben. Just for this question. :D

*throws confetti* Thanks Jane!

Most Likely to Get Punched in the Face

While I haven't gotten far enough into the story to know for certain, the only character I think would fit for this would have to be Asher Clifton. He happens to make quite a few bad decisions, and I would be very surprised if he made it through the story unscathed.

Most Likely to Drop Everything and Become a Sheep Herder

100% Cordelia Marin. She loves animals and not only would she make it easy for herself by being able to tell the sheep what to do and where to go, but she would get free wool to knit with! Win-win.

Leave her there long enough, and you'll find all the sheep wearing knitted jumpers and leg warmers.

Most Likely to Be Found in the Library

Brinley Ki-- I mean-- Taylor.

The library would probably be on her list of safe places to go if she really needed to get out of the house. Tis quiet, and very hard to bump into people. Perfect if she was tired of isolating herself and wanted to be around people again. With her power, she's just constantly worried about something going wrong and well... call her selfish, but there goes her plans to just chill out and study!

Most Likely to Sleep Through an Earthquake

Soren Halvorsen could very well manage it. Especially if she froze time for a period equivalent to an hour. She'd certainly try, regardless!

Most Likely to Steal Food from Other Peoples’ Plates

Alexander Lawson. It certainly helps when one is completely invisble and everyone except his twin sister tends to forget that he even exists. It's just his way of messing with them. ^-^

Most Likely to Cheat on a Test

Teagan Peres. She's pretty smart but... she just doesn't care. She'd cheat just so she could save an extra ten minutes to do whatever she wants-- and then she'd make it just obvious enough in the hopes that the school would finally expell her.

She has her reasons. :)

Most Likely to Say “Oops” After Setting Something on Fire

Isaac Ronan. Considering he's a lightning mage and only dabbles in fire manipulation, it's quite likely that he's done this numerous times.

Most Likely to Open an Orphanage

Zoe Peres (Teagan's older sister-- and the only one who can handle her shenanigans anymore ;P) would! A more likely thing would be that Zoe would become a foster carer, but she would definitely do this if the opportunity ever presented itself. :D

Most Likely to Run off with the Circus

Ember Bellucci. Aside from the fact that she is certainly no performer, her ability to manipulate light would certainly make her a valuable person to have-- even if she was standing off to the side and helping the special effects crew. She'd probably even enjoy it a bit more than her currently stressful job with A.I.R.D!

Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Valencia seems to be the only character I have that could even come close xD She's tough, can fight/shoot most guns, and is willing to make sacrifices if it ensures the survival of herself and occasionally other people if she likes them enough, or feels responsible for them. Kids get a free pass though, 'cos she's also a bit of a softie. (Whoops, sorry Valen. I just told the world your one weakness. *pats*)

Most Likely to Fake Their Own Death

From the collage, it may not look like it, but this one has to go to Tristan Phillips... he is immortal after all. Gets a bit awkward when your best friend's great grandchildren are starting to question why you still look like you're only twenty-one years old. xD

Most Likely to Die and Haunt Their Friends

Not that I plan to kill him off, (like... EVER *hugs him*) but if we're talking like the ghost-jedi type of 'haunting'... Then it'd most likely be my forest boy, Koen Ó Braonáin.

He's mute, but if his death had anything to do with someone else being an idiot and/or needing rescuing, he'd just follow them everywhere in ghost form, just constantly giving them exaperated/annoyed looks whenever they did--or said-- something else stupid. Which would be all the time to get Koen to bother haunting them in the first place. He has better things to do, in his opinion. ;)

I gotta admit, this was waaaaaay more difficult than I expected! The collages were basically 50% of the difficultness, since I don't often make them for my characters... I had to also shuffle some characters around a few times before I was completely certain they were in the right place. xD

Kinda wish there was an extended version of this list (I'd love to see what other prompts they could come up with!) so I could include a few other OCs, but it was also a fun challenge to only be able to pick a select few of my kids-- I mean... characters.


If you haven't done it yet and want to, I definitely recommend it!

(Also here's the full list of questions for easy copy-pasting ^-^)

Most Likely to Be a Poet
Most Likely to Dance in the Rain
Most Likely to Look Good in a Kilt
Most Likely to Get Punched in the Face
Most Likely to Drop Everything and Become a Sheep Herder
Most Likely to Be Found in the Library
Most Likely to Sleep Through an Earthquake
Most Likely to Steal Food from Other Peoples’ Plates
Most Likely to Cheat on a Test
Most Likely to Say “Oops” After Setting Something on Fire
Most Likely to Open an Orphanage
Most Likely to Run off with the Circus
Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Most Likely to Fake Their Own Death
Most Likely to Die and Haunt Their Friends

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The 20 Questions Book Tag!


Oh happy days when the first tag I get after my hiatus, just happens to be a book tag! *heart eyes*

Thanks Kendra! (Also, sorry that this is so late </3 Super excited to do it still though!)

How many books are too many books in a book series?

Once it hits the double digits... I try to steer clear. I'm lookin' at you, The Rangers Apprentice series. What happened to you!? *cries* 

Nowadays, I prefer trilogies (I rarely ever manage to read a standalone book... most of the time the trilogy part sneaks up on me with a cliffhanger), and five books is probably the highest I'd ever go willingly anymore. While more books in a series means you get to hang out with the characters more often (a definite plus!) it's kinda frustrating when things become predictable and/or take too slow. Sometimes ya gotta let it go and move on.

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Depends whether the cliffhanger is at the end of a chapter, or rather the end of the book.

End of the chapter: I bounce excitedly and keep reading. (unless it's a situation in which I can't read the next chapter because the writer is still writing it.. in which case I just keep mentally screaming until she uploads the next one xD) 

End of the book:

Also screaming.

So to answer the question, they work perfectly and, in all honestly, make reading the next installment all the more satisfying.

But I also hate them. :D

Hardback or paperback?

Either! But there's something super special about a hardback copy. The only thing I don't like about hardbacks would be the dustjacket. (Which, granted is probably the most beautiful part since it holds the front cover art) I'm just always worried about how I'm holding the book, and it makes the reading experience rather umcomfortable in my opinion. 

Favorite book?

Awk. How dare you make me choose out of all my precious bebes! D:

I don't think I can have just one favourite? There's tons of books I've thoroughly enjoyed and would totally read again, yes. But I just can't decide on one to give the super-awesome title of 'favourite'.

But! A few honourable mentions would be... (In no particular order!)

A. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
I had to read it for school, and loved it so much that I had to watch all the well-known movie versions. Including Pride and Prejudice + Zombies xD Best decision ever. 

B. 100 Cupboards by N.D Wilson. (The series)
Most memorable impulse read, thanks to a good friend's suggestion. It was so good I had to read the next two books in the series and always make sure my wardrobe's doors were shut whenever I went to bed. ;D

C. God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew with Elizabeth and John L. Sherrill.
I'm not usually a fan of biographies, but I think I chose to read this one on whim and aCK IT WAS SO GOOD. Seriously. If you ever see this book: read it. It's awesome.

T'was a sad day indeed on my third read-through, when I accidentally left the book in the sun and all the glue holding the pages together melted... </3

Least favorite book?

Oh man... I think this one is even harder! If I'm not enjoying a book, I tend to just stop reading, and so I don't really remember much about them.

Love triangles, yes or no?

Honestly? Only if it's done well. I don't normally like seeing love triangles in anything unless it's the least important thing and doesn't suffocate the plot. I usually avoid any book that mentions it on the back cover, just out of habit.

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes.

Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to finish it! But as I had bought the book for my younger sister's birthday--and because I am a super slow reader-- I had kinda ran out of time and had to hand it over. *sad sniff*

I figure if she's willing, I can always borrow it and finish reading it another time. :P

A book you’re currently reading?

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. It's really cool so far, and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the movie at somepoint!

Last book you recommended to someone?

God's Smuggler. xD

Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)

I'm suuuuuure there's an older one in my bookcase, but off the top of my head (and after doubling checking on google xD) it'd have to be Pride and Prejudice. Having been published in 1813.

Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)

Most likely Fawkes by Nadine Brandes. Published only just last year! ^-^

Favorite author?

Oooh probably Jackie French and Nadine Brandes. Coming in close with awesome writing style and characters, we also have Rick Riordan.

See? I can't do just one favourite... xD

Buying books or borrowing books?

So far, buying. Just since we don't managed to make it to the library very often anymore, and borrowing books from friends kinda stresses me out since I don't want to accidentally damage any of their precious babies. o-o

A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

Erm, well, I wouldn't say "dislike" so much... Kinda more like "couldn't care to read beyond the first five chapters" because I either;

a) had a short attention span at the time.


b) had a massive pile from the library to get through and more interesting looking books were calling out to me.

But yeah, it was this one:

Click picture to be transported through Magic Portal to the Goodreads page.

Going by the reviews, it does sound awesome and exciting and I started reading the book with high hopes, but I gave up pretty quickly when I found myself bored within the first five chapters. With more time spent, I suppose I probably could've gotten into it a bit more, but I highly doubt I'll revisit this book again in the future. </3

Bookmarks or dog-ears?

I used to dog-ear my place a lot when I was younger, but nowadays I just use an clean tissue...

Sounds kinda blargh and boring, but trust me when I say it's much easier than constantly being worried about misplacing a fancier bookmark. (Something I tend to do a lot).

A book you can always reread?

I think it would be pretty much any of the books in the Percy Jackson universe. Heroes Of Olympus or his debut series.

I just adore the writing style and the characters, and while there are a few things that I'm not fond of in the series, I often like to pick out one of the books from my shelf and just start reading from wherever.

....Now I want to read them from start to finish again. o-o

Can you read while hearing music?


Is it helpful?


If I listen with music, I find it harder to imagine the scenes as a movie in my head and I tend to forget what I've read a lot quicker... But 'tis possible.

One POV or multiple POVs?

More often than not, I prefer just the one POV. Unless I really don't like that character. xD

Multiple POVs can work really nicely. But for me, it has to be super obvious whenever there's a switch, otherwise I just don't notice... Could be done well with either with 3rd person, or a giant flashing sign on the page before the switch that says; "CHARACTER POV CHANGE AHEAD, HOLD ONTO YOUR SOCKS."

Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

I used to be able to read books in one sitting. 'Winnie The Horse Gentler' I believe, was the peak of my reading obsession, and due to the next book somehow always arriving in the mail the very next day (Thanks Grandparents!), I was constantly hooked on the series.

Nowadays I tend to take a few months of on and off reading, before finally reaching the climactic point of the story. It's terrible, I know.

Who do you tag?

Ralraymee! @ The Art of Life.

And also, anyone else who is interested in doing it! Sorry I can't be more specific. I haven't exactly been able to pay attention to what's been going on in the blogosphere lately, so I didn't want to accidentally tag anyone who might be sick of doing it over and over... xD

Here are the Questions:

1. How many books are too many books in a book series?
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
3. Hardback or paperback?
4. Gavorite book?
5. Least favorite book?
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
7.The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
8. A book you’re currently reading?
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)
11. Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)
12. Favorite author?
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
16. A book you can always reread?
17. Can you read while hearing music?
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
20. Who do you tag?

So I guess that brings us to the end of this post! I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a happy New Years. ^-^

I'm gonna try and go back to my old goal of managing at least one blog post per month. Should be achievable, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. xD

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Update Of Ze Life And Other Stuff I Guess

*Tumbles in* Wow, it's been a while... I can't say for sure whether after this I'll be back completely or just dropping in occasionally, who knows.

Here's an update anyway.

A bit of life,

A bit of art,

A bit of.... whatever the heck that is.... (my writing)


So to bring most people up to speed, back in.... what, April? (or you know, just read the previous post) I decided I wasn't particularly coping very well with how I was handling the Life Things™ plus keep up with my "schedule".

I made myself look through the list of things that I was struggling to keep up with; namely upkeeping this blog with decent content I was happy with, reading and commenting on other people's amazing posts; annnd my pitiful word count on Camp Nano and just dreadful writing problems in general.

And so, feeling massively overwhelmed from trying to match this stuff with my more important responsibilities, I decided the best method would be to step back and leave for it a few weeks or so. Just enough time for me to figure what on earth I was doing in my 'suddenly-I'm-an-adult' life.

Ha. Hahahahaha.

*wipes away tear of mirth*

Five months later...

That went as well as could be expected! Turns out, taking away something I really enjoyed doing didn't help in the slightest. That's not to say my posting schedule will go back to completely normal after this post... More like I'll write when I can, or really need to procrastinate finishing my course asssesments.

Oh, speaking of that-- I'm studying online with TAFE now! Decided university wasn't really going to be my thing (literally the only thing I was otherwise interested in was art, and that's way cheaper to learn how to do myself.) And so yeah, because I love being around little kids (barring the times when they make me feel old of course xP Jk jk.), I'm studying to get a diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Whether that means I'll work in a daycare or become a nanny (or au pair) remains to be seen. I need to finish it first...

And so yeah, I'm also acting as a step-in mother duck currently... So if that doesn't help throw me off the cliff of any preplanned schedule for anything whatsoever, and right into the sea of "how do I do the life thing properly".... I don't know what will!

Good times.

Smol bebe dook snuggles <3

I mean... not that I'm complaining or anything! Sadly the cute stage doesn't particularly last long however... As of posting this, she'll probably almost be completely white.

Tis tough to focus with a smol honk pal.

At first we started of with 'Tiny Thing' for a name, since I wasn't sure if it'd be a drake or a hen and well, because she was so flipping tiny. Annnd also because that's what the wolves called the baby in the super cute movie 'Storks'.

I've actually caught her honking away quietly to herself on numerous occassions-- blissfully unaware she totally crushed my dreams of calling her 'Galavant'. So I need to go find girly names now of course... Oh woe is me. ;P

OH, and to add on to all of the above!!

Just chillin out in a place that is not my room.

Meet Rigby...!

A chihuahua doggo.

We actually have a dog now... O-o (Don't worry, he and the duckling get along surprisingly well. Despite the fact we don't let him close enough to actually nom on her.) 

Now I know, I know.... When people say 'Chihuahua' the words 'bratty', 'bossy', 'bug-eyed' and 'little-dog-syndrome' often also come to mind.

Annnnnnd I can tell you that two out of four of those are absolutely correct...

But! He is a dear little gentleman most of the time (when we don't have guests that is), and we love him to pieces. He has his sweet and adorable moments-- despite the constant band-aids. No regrets whatsoever. :)

Yes, a "selfie". He was being too flippin cute and I was home alone.


I suppose that's enough talk about mah life, aSIDE FROM THE FACT THAT I HAVE A MANDOLIN NOW! WOOT. I'm very proud of my Mandy, and apperantly I'm not too shabby at playing it. So it's always good to know I'm not damaging people's hearing while strumming 'Drunken Sailor' like a maniac :D


Okay, moving on for real this time...


I was gonna say I haven't actually done a whole lot of art in the time I was M.I.A but then ah... I realized I actually had and it was mostly art of an awesome friend's OC and my OC, Ben and Brinley.

I mean... Sure, I did other stuff... but in all honesty, I'm not as happy with them as I am with these cuties:

In reference to a charrie chat in which Brinley "died" (but didn't) and well... it's complicated. I probably shouldn't explain any further, otherwise we may just be here for years. (Trust me, I've tried. I had to invent a time machine just so I could go back and make up for all the lost time I spent on it xD)

That's my best guess for their height... in the previous picture, I suppose Brinley may have been standing on a brick!

now if that isn't a total mood :P


Annnnnnd we should move on to the other part.


I... honestly dunno what to put here?

Well, shoot. I guess I better go and find some awful snippets and stumble over my words trying to explain them...


Mrs Auguste hesitated. Glancing back to Brinley in 'concern' before looking back to the woman and giving a faint nod. 

“No… nonono! Mrs Auguste, please! You’re making a mistake!” Brinley yelled, kicking at the man harder. “She’s not a doct—”

“Oookay, goodnight.” Dr Emerton interrupted cheerfully, stepping forward and pressing the needle as precisely as possible into Brinley’s arm, ignoring the girl's terrified gasp of pain. She leaned in closer to Brinley, speaking quietly. “Talk to you later, kiddo.” 

Whatever it was, it hit her fast. Already she could feel her eyelids getting heavier and heavier. The ground swayed beneath her feet and if the man hadn’t still been holding her up, she would’ve fallen on her face. Which would be rather embarrassing, she decided. She took in a breath, looking down at her hands. Oh gosh, she couldn’t even feel her fingers. Or toes. They were still there, right? Unable to fight the drowsiness any longer, she barely managed one last glare up at the doctor. 

“ ‘hate you… so much.” Were her final words before everything went dark. 


Messy first draft? Check.

Did I proofread? I mean, I kinda tried...

Symptoms medically correct? Haha, probably not.

This was for my Camp Nano project (and Life-Long-(Probably) Project), Guardian Angel. I did a few other posts, sorta explaining the story here. (I couldn't find the other ones...) But yeah, essentially it's a sorta crime/mystery thing... mixed with odd, but not entirely unhelpful superpowers.

Brinley is the MC and the Dr Emerton lady is-- big surprise here-- the villain, under a fake name kidnapping her. Or Anti-hero. I can't remember. But yeah, sorry, I'm awful at explaining stuff, so feel free to wander over to the post I linked up above!

I've managed to get a good deal of the plotting and character-arc planning written down, and soon I'm not going to have a decent excuse for writing everything out of order and throwing in seemingly random moments everywhere...

ANYWAY. I have no idea how to end this... I've kinda run out of ideas of stuff to talk about, so uh.... yeah.... Until next time!

[Exit, pursued by a bear]

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Blog Hiatus // Haha, I don't know what I'm doing. Halp.

Ergh, I never wanted to do one of these 'hiatus' things for my blog... I'm more of a person who really tries to power through something (providing it's actually something I like doing xP) and pretend everything is fine* before I throw in the towel**.

(*All is indeed fine, by the way.)

(**Usually by flopping on the nearest couch or just hiding somewhere.)

...But I really need a break.

At this current point in life, it's been kinda difficult trying to get everything I need to get done before I can start studying... Plus! Trying to balance my time spent with art and writing/planning my WIPs has been nothing short of a massive headache. (Not playing favourites is a tricky business...) So yeah, that's been fun.

This isn't something I'm very proud of, but I'm also really good at procrastinating... Heck, I even procrastinated on this specific post for weeks. :P (*cough* 'Cos I didn't want to do it, mostly. *cough*) So I also need to work on fixing that.

I'm not certain if this will effect me reading people's posts and commenting on them?? (I'M ALREADY TERRIBLE AT THAT, SORRY.) But I'll try my best to keep up.

Basically, my point is that I'm not quite sure what I'm doing at the moment and how I'm supposed to be doing it, and so I thought I should probably let you guys know that I'm not exactly sure how long this hiatus will take.

Best case scenario, it'll only take a month or so before I stumble back in with absolutely no plans. Just like normal!

In the meantime, I'm off to try and reach my word goal for Camp Nano, and then maybe I can FINALLY get some things done.

Too long, didn't read:
  • I don't kow/I'm not certain/ I'm not really sure + way more varieties.
  • Hiatus???
  • Personal flaws
  • Need to study
  • Probably won't study as much as I actually need to
  • Cos demanding hobbies and projects that I like way better exist
  • This post is a trainwreck
  • Camp Nano is going great 
  • Gif

Anyway! Please note that I have used sarcasm quite a bit in this post, so if stuff seems to "look bad" for me right now, just know I still have my sense of humour. *thumbs up*

Sense of Humour = Totally Fine

Until next time! Whenever that is...

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Versatile Blogger Award

Well folks.

I'm finally one of those "young adult" people.


That's right, I'm finally eighteen years old! What does one even do when they reach such a milestone? You may be asking....And the answer is-- well, I have no idea... Once I figure that out and master all the secrets and pros/cons of adulthood, I'll let you know.

As that maaaaay take a couple decades or so, here's an award/tag post in the meantime!

Thanks Ralraymee and Mem!

So this is the Versatile-- (*quickly wanders off to find the exact definition for 'Versatile'* *ducks back in*) Blogger Award. ^-^

*ahem* just... leaving this here if anyone was curious. xP

Annnnnd because I'm a absolute mess when it comes to trying to explain things, I'm going to quote Ral, who quoted Mem, who quoted.... someone else? I'm not sure. xD I wasn't sure how far back I should travel..

" So, for those who don’t know what the Versatile Blogger Award is, let me tell you. It has been created to feature and recognize blogs/bloggers that have unique content.

The Versatile Blogger says; “Honour those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.” "

The Rules

Thank the person who gave you this award.

Include a link to their blog.

Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.

Nominate those 15 bloggers for the VBA.

Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

And well... Here's the facts. :P

1. I was a very hyperactive child with an overactive imagination (as proven by the previous, previous post), annnd so I also used to have an imaginary friend called "Amy"... I'll admit, it wasn't my idea at first-- I often heard about kids having "imaginary friends" and I kinda thought; 'Ohey, that sounds cool. I'm gonna do that too.' And so yeah. I did that.

2. I'm pretty bad at thinking up facts about myself.

3. I want to be a hermit with benfits. AKA: I want to live in a cottage by a river, in the forest-- completely away from strangers-- with free wifi. But not too far away from friends and family so I can still invite them and/or visit them. (AKA: I'm an introvert... A very introverty-introvert.)

4. Sleep-deprivation isn't fun. (Been there, done that. So frustrating.)

5. My favourite food of all time is chicken. (With various other combinations of food, of course xP)

6. Theoretically speaking, I'm a better artist than I am a writer...

7. I have the attention span of a sparrow and I multitask so much that I never actually get anywhere with my projects. :P

Ta da! And that's the facts.

For this award, I think I shall nominate...

Jane Maree @ Jane Maree Author
Jess @ Inspiration
Ralraymee @ The Art of Life (Right back at ya xD)
MiddleEarthMusician @ Music, Mystery, Middle Earth, and Mitochondria
Kendra @ Kendra Lynne
Quinley @ Adventure Awaits
Catherine The Rebelling Muse

If you've already finished this tag, then don't feel pressured to do it again if you don't want too. xD (Likewise, if you've already been tagged by multiple people :P)

But anyway! I'm finished here, I think and so I'm gonna go annnnd... flop on the couch. Probably.



Monday, March 26, 2018

January-February Art Dump!

Shush-- I know it's actually March now... I just happened to draw half of these in the January-February time period. xP

Depending on when I actually manage to publish this, I might even throw in some artwork from this month! (If I get around to it, that is...)

(P.S- A reply letter to my 'Younger Self': Eheh... well. Okay then. These are my 'trying to keep sane' drawings then. xP)

(P.P.S- A letter to my 'Older Self'- Gosh, it's getting weird talking to myself. Also, you need to practice legs, and I dunno... MAYBE HANDS?? Just a thought.)

I downloaded some new free brushes for Krita, and I really wanted to try them out with colouring. ^-^

Can't say I'm completely happy with the outcome of this speedpaint thingo ('cos it's still a little rough and sketchy in my opinion) but oh well... xP I still like the water. 

Click to enlarge :P

Person one: "Oooh look! A magic wand thingy." 

Person two: "Oh sweet, what does it do?" 

Person one: "I dunno-- Mebbe if I just wave it around like so... OH MY FLIPPIN' GOLDEN MAPLE SYRUP PANCAKES, THAT'S PRETTY." 



I don't know how else to explain this xP

A forest fairy with green hair, because why not. xD

Pink hair and a fancy dress... Maybe a Wedding dress? I dunno. *shrugs* 

The result of a spur-of-the-moment-sit-down-and-draw moment. Pretty happy with it. ^-^

I decided to call her 'Red Willow'. Dunno why, considering there are blossoms behind her. I just randomly thought of it when I was drawing this, and it's kinda stuck now-- halp. 

Fun fact: I drew this when I was indeed sleep deprived... hences the scribble-y-ness of the drawing xD

So yee, that's all the arty stuff I have this round... Dunno for sure if this is my longest art post or not, but I think it might be xD

Anywho I think I'll sign off for now... See ya! 


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Weirdness I Used To Believe When I was A Smol Child

The weather announcer guy/lady was always right.

In a time in which I didn't understand how the whole 'predicting of the weather' and 'chances of so-and-so' system worked.

If they said it was gonna rain, it would rain.

If they said it was gonna be sunny, well then. Sunshine all round!

If they mentioned snow-- HALLELUJAH NO SCHOOLWORK! (Mum was nice enough to let us play outside whenever that happened.) 

For some reason smol-me didn't particularly like the amount of power that they wielded, and how they wielded it.  Hence, I was downright overjoyed when I woke up one morning to see that the weatherman's forecast of a sunny day was completely wrong. It was, in fact, raining cats and dogs.

Thinking back, I probably misheard it-- but that didn't stop the little ol' smug-me from bounding up to my mum and announcing the weatherman had made a mistake. It also taught me to start taking things with a grain of salt-- probably much to my Mum's annoyance whenever she was trying to teach me stuff.

Every live-action movie was 'Live'. 

...In which the very second the VCR (the old version of DVDs, for you youngin's) went in, and it went to the menu-- there would be a tiny signal sent off to a studio that would set off an alarm, and the actors would all have to scramble to to their places to peform the whole thing over again.... for the rest of their lives.


Basically I sometimes noticed different lil' things each time I watched a movie. Now of course that's pretty normal, as I was probably focusing on a different part of the screen or character once in a while.... But no.

My smol-self decided it must've been the actors improvising and/or making a mistake. Maybe they're bored? I wondered. They're only human after all. They couldn't be expected to have a perfect perfomance every hundredth time I wanted to watch the Wiggles. (The real ones.)

In a way, I almost felt bad for them... But that never stopped me from watching the movie again and again. :P

Babies... were made by a kiss (on the lips) between a Mum and Dad.

So first of all... Apparently not.

This one was just more of a guessing game for me. I quite enjoyed coming up with completely innocent theories (and possibly the most embarrasing one) for the magical appearance of a baby human in the family.

Forget storks. That was an obvious lie made up by parents to throw curious kiddos off the trail of discovery. Unless they were like my parents, who pressed the 'panic' button and took the classic: 'I'll tell you when you're older' escape route.

But yes. When I was a smol, babies totally came from magical kisses. (*facepalm*)

When someone falls asleep at night, they immediately start the next day before anyone else.

Sooo this one's semi-hard to explain. Basically whenever my siblings fell asleep before me, I instantly thought that they must have woken up in 'tomorrow morning'.

I also had a small tendency to sleep in... (Heh, still do. Something I need to fix.) hence, when I finally managed to fall asleep and wake up-- they were already there and doing stuff around the house.

By seven years old, I kinda knew it didn't make any sense, but I still liked to think about it often.

*cue me poking my sister's cheek as she slept* I wonder what she's having for breakfast right now. 

...I didn't have an explanation for naps.

AnnnNNnnNnd... I think that pretty much covers the majority of assumptions I made as a kiddo! (Or at least that's the stuff I remember the most...)

What about you guys? Any crazy stuff you thought was true when you were little? (Feel free to answer! I'm legitimately curious ;D)

Also... Surprise! I'm back now. That break felt way too long, but it was much needed. ^-^ *throws confetti*