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Wacky Packages: My Thoughts

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 13, 2014, 1:49 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




Because I'm feeling kinda bored today, I have decided to share something completely random that's on my mind with my friends: "Wacky Packages", which is a series of sticker cards that feature images of products that are hilarious parodies of real-life products, some of which are kind of gross but just as comical and laughable to enjoy. The cards were released by Topps sometime ago in the 1970s, and the company would then go on to creating the "Garbage Pail Kids" sticker cards series later on, which consist of really gross but funny characters based on the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. Anyway, my father used to collect "Wacky Packages" sticker cards when he was a kid, which is how I was able to discover them myself after seeing some of them on an old clipboard, and I decided to collect some of them newer ones that have come out on my own as well. I started collecting the cards about a year after I graduated from high school, and I still try to buy packs of them whenever I get the chance; I actually managed to collect all the cards of two or three series (excluding the bonus cards that would sometimes come out in each pack, such as a holographic card or even a refrigerator magnet), which I have kept in a card binder that I bought to store them in. Besides the cards, I was also able to collect some "Wacky Packages" merchandise that have come out over the years, including a backpack and a few plush toys based on the products from the sticker cards. I have collected so many cards in the "Wacky Packages" series that it's kind of hard for me to list all the countless parodies in this journal entry alone, so here is a list featuring some of the funniest ones I can think of:

1. Krusty Kremes (Parody of Krispy Kremes)
2. Cannibal's Shrunken Noodle Soup (Parody of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup)
3. Cocoa Pups (Parody of Cocoa Puffs)
4. Ghoul Whip (Parody of Cool Whip)
5. Salmon Joy (Parody of Almond Joy)
6. Snoritos (Parody of Doritos)
7. Energeyser (Parody of Energizer)
8. Goodbye Kitty (Parody of Hello Kitty)
9. Chokin' In The Sea (Parody of Chicken In The Sea)
10. Marshmallow Creeps (Parody of Marshmallow Peeps)
11. Turtle Whack (Parody of Turtle Wax)
12. Char-a Pet (Parody of Chia Pet)
13. Cheapos (Parody of Cheetos)
14. Kongsford (Parody of Kingsford)
15. Durasmell (Parody of Duracell)
16. Coldate (Parody of Colgate)
17. Hair (Parody of Nair)
18. Unlucky Charms (Parody of Lucky Charms)
19. Count Funkula (Parody of Count Chocula)
20. Cap'n Crutch (Parody of Cap'n Crunch)
21. Lay-z Potato Chips (Parody of Lay's Potato Chips)
22. Mallo-martians (Parody of Mallo-mars)
23. Senior Mints (Parody of Junior Mints)
24. Coca-Cobra (Parody of Coca-Cola)
25. Dora The Executioner (Parody of Dora The Explorer)
26. Trashformers (Parody of Transformers)
27. Hurtsey's Kissers (Parody of Hershey's Kisses)
28. Life-Savings (Parody of Life-Savers)
29. Tub (Parody of Tab)
30. Cheez Poodles (Parody of Cheez Doodles)

Anyway, these are just some of the funniest "Wacky Packages" sticker cards I was able to think of that are also included as part of my collection, and I'd also like hear what everyone else thinks of these hilarious sticker cards that have come out as well as some of their favorites that were not mentioned on the list. Even if you've never actually heard of the series until I began talkng about it in this journal entry, you are more than welcome to share your own thoughts about it nonetheless.



  • Mood: Humor
  • Listening to: Random video game music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Ghostbusters
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Smoked sausages
  • Drinking: Soda

12 Requests Of Christmas: Part II

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 1:33 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




As everyone may already know, Christmas is practically a month away, and I've been in kind of an inspired mood to get a head start on drawing some Christmas-themed artwork for this year, especially with a weekend-long Christmas festival that is currently taking place in my hometown. What I plan on doing this year is drawing a set of pictures that would involve my original characters being able to celebrate Christmas in some way, and I might be able to include the original characters created by my friends in each picture as well; I even plan on doing some fan art pictures involving characters from my favorite TV shows, video games, etc. celebrating the holiday season, and that would also include my "T.U.F.F. Puppy" characters, which I enjoy drawing because of it being one of the best (and underrated) cartoon shows that Nickelodeon has ever made. Last year, I was able to accept twelve requests from anyone who is interested, but I think I'll actually be doing something a little different this year instead... And so, I've decided to take the opportunity to draw some gift/request pictures for twelve of my closest friends who have always been very supportive and friendly to me for such a long time now, and they'd also be artists who were also nice enough to draw something for me at least once in the past year. Now, I'm not really asking for any gift art in return from my friends on here, but I guess it would be kind of nice getting something in return for my troubles (especially whenever I've been feeling less confident about my own cartoon artwork, which I think I'm over for the moment). Anyway, the twelve friends that I have decided to choose to draw something for Christmas this year are as listed:

:iconsmutsblod: :iconwolf492: :iconmizzgenk: :iconlouiseugeniojr: :iconmintymousyxfce: :icongeminijc:
:icontuffagentshepherd: :iconthedogwhitatail: :iconshinragod: :iconcreative-dreamr: :iconalexandersie: :iconicartoonfantic:

To my friends whom I've listed on here, you can let me know what you'd like to draw for you by simply posting a comment in the Comments section of the journal entry and/or my profile page, or you can just send me a message via Notes if you prefer to talk to me in private. I know I probably should have included more friends on the list, but I just wanted to work on a certain number of pictures in time for the holiday season while working at my own pace, and I'll try to draw as many pictures for some of my other friends whenever I get the chance to do so. Other than that, I also hope that my friends have some plans for having a very good holiday season this year.



  • Mood: Seasonal
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

An Important Message To Everyone...

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 2:16 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I've got some personal problems that I feel like wanting to discuss with everyone here on deviantART, which I think is kind of important for all my friends to know about. Just recently, I've been getting all kinds of messages from unknown users who have been accusing me of being a pedophile while telling lies about me molesting my sister (who actually happens to be in her 20s, I might also add). Well, there's one thing that I should make perfectly clear to everyone I know, especially to those who believe such terrible lies about me...

I AM NOT AN EFFIN' PEDOPHILE!!!

I've been getting so sick and tired of whoever's making up such god-awful lies about me, and they should know that I am ABSOLUTELY NOT CAPABLE of doing anything so sick and perverted in my entire life at all. I don't know why anyone would stoop so low as to telling some wrongful stories and accusations against a nice and innocent guy such as myself, but I think they should cut it out before something truly bad happens to them (or even myself). This sort of thing has actually been happening to be me for quite some time, especially when I had my original dA account hacked into back in late 2010, and I was then forced to create a new one afterwards. The reason I've never been able to tell anyone about what's going on until just recently is because I figured that it would be something I could handle without letting anyone else get involved; I've also learned that the best way to deal with internet trolls is to pay no attention to them at all, which I actually learned the hard way on my own. And also, I'm actually kind of worried that some of my friends wouldn't be able to help by standing up for me, since I've once had a couple of friends block me from their dA accounts after they were threatened for being friends with me, and I just don't want that to happen ever again (especially to the friends whom I've become really close to for a long time now). Well, all I can say is that everyone I know should not give in to any threats or lies that are against me in any way, and I just want to resume my life as a cartoon artist who's always has a passion for drawing cartoons and playing video games while being a very nice and friendly person who tries to become a little more social despite how incredibly shy I am in person.

And while I'm on the topic, I think I should also discuss my thoughts and feelings about pedophiles... They are the kind of people who are truly sick and disgusting, and they usually have absolutely no life at all (or even friends, both online and in real life). I've even heard that some pedophiles are described by having a mustache and glasses, which is actually quite offensive and discriminating to me, especially since I have a mustache and glasses, but that does not mean that I am one as well; In fact, just hearing someone claim that I am one of those freaks makes me want to hurt that person physically just to teach them a lesson to show how emotionally painful such a remark actually is to just about anyone. Accusing a mildly-autistic adult such as myself of being a pedophile may not count as a crime, but I definitely think it should be, especially since I am nothing like those people I described, and I just want to let everyone know how I feel, including my friends who are always so understanding to me.



  • Mood: On Strike
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda

My Current Mood To Draw

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 1:36 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




In case anybody is wondering how I've been feeling lately since my blue funk that I've experienced lately, I have some good news and some bad news that I'd like to tell my friends before I forget. The good news is that I am in the mood to draw once again, and I've been working on some pictures that I was able to complete not too long ago, including a couple of Halloween-themed pictures that I'll be posting on here soon enough. The bad news is that I probably won't be able to draw my set of pictures that I planned on doing involving my original characters all dressed up at a Halloween party with a theme that has to do with characters from video games; I've been having some difficulty trying to draw all my characters that I wanted to include for such a theme, but I couldn't quite fit every character in the picture as I had hope, and I think I'll just draw a set of pictures involving a select bunch of characters who will still be dressed up as video game characters for Halloween while doing other activities instead. Other than that, I just hope that everyone else is doing fine, and I'll probably be in the mood for drawing pictures for anyone who is interested sometime after Halloween.

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

About My Recent Behavior...

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 17, 2014, 2:20 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I feel like wanting to apologize to all my friends and watchers about my last journal entry that I posted yesterday... I've actually been under a lot of emotional stress from logging back on after taking the day off, and I just feel like wanting to talk to anyone who's ever exprienced such a feeling that also prevented them from drawing at one point in their lives. Lately, I've been dealing with my inner demons that have been trying to get out for about a month now, which have affected my mood to draw yet again, and I end up getting crazy feelings that make me believe I am an unappreciated loser, which I ended up calling myself in a comment that I posted in a recent journal entry by my good friend :iconmintymousyxfce:. I know what I did was kind of extreme, but I was just so upset about no one being able to do anything for me, even when I was nice enough to ask. I completely understand that it is wrong to beat myself up whenever I am feeling unappreciated and/or unloved (especially in front of my friends), but I do not want to give up my passion for drawing cartoons at all, and I just want to continue drawing for all my friends who are always so kind and supportive of me while getting a little something in return for my efforts. After dealing with such feelings recently, I guess I have felt like a real jerk, even though I wasn't trying to hurt anyone's feelings at all. Even so, I am sorry for the way I've been behaving lately, and I just hope that everyone is able to forgive me one way or another.

  • Mood: Unhappy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda

Halloween Artwork Problems...

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:59 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I'm having a bit of trouble involving my drawing skills that I feel like wanting to discuss with my friends right now. I'm sure that everyone knows that Halloween is only a couple of weeks from now, and I'm still trying to work on a set of pictures that I'd like to post all week for Halloween, including a picture to celebrate Lady Malmsteen's birthday that happens to take place on Halloween. Just recently, however, I haven't had much inspiration to continue working on anymore pictures that I planned on drawing to celebrate Halloween for some strange reason... One thing that I planned on drawing as mentioned in one of my previous journal entries was a set of pictures that would involve my original characters all dressed up as video game characters at a Halloween party, but I've actually been kind of struggling try to figure out how to draw all my characters in more than picture, and trying to draw the styles of each character's costume has left me feeling kinda burnt as well. In case anybody's wondering how I'm able to draw all the time, all of my pictures that I post here on deviantART are originally drawn with pencil and pen on standard pieces of computer paper (8.5" x 11"), which I then upload onto my computer with a scanner and I'm able to color and shade each picture using a picture-editing program such as "Paint Shop Pro X"; It actually takes about an hour for me to draw a picture despite how simple-looking my cartoon style is, and that usually depends on what it is I'm drawing for each picture. Believe me, I really do try my hardest to make my caroon artwork look quite noticable and appealing to just about everyone I know, but sometimes I wonder if that isn't quite enough for a simple guy like myself... After all, each time I post a new picture, I kind of hope that I would get a little something in return. For example, I think gift art from all my friends who really enjoy checking out my artwork always makes me feel inspired to continue drawing, and I always hope that at least one person is able to give me something for doing such a great job on what I want to do for a living, especially when I see some of my other friends doing the same thing by doing gift art for other friends that I know, and then I start to feel left out like some kind of unappreciated sidekick. Well, I've been getting kind of tired of always feeling that way almost all the time, especially whenever I decide to take a day off dA like I did yesterday, and I could really use some support (and maybe some more gift art) from all my friends so I may continue with my artwork in time for Halloween this year. If anyone is accepting art trades and/or requests, please do not hesistate to let me know; Otherwise, I don't know what else I can do if I'm unable to continue drawing...

  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS: My Thoughts

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 8, 2014, 1:10 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I have decided to post this journal entry explaining my thoughts about the new "Super Smash Bros." game on the Nintendo 3DS after being able to play it just last night. There's only three words I can use to best describe the game after trying it out for the first time: I...love...it. I totally love this new title in the SSB series, and I am sure to play it a lot more whenever I'm busy doing other things such as drawing cartoons or taking my pet dogs out for walks as always. Now, you'd probably think that because the game is released on a handheld system like the Nintendo 3DS, it wouldn't be quite as enjoyable as the other SSB games on the home consoles, but Nintendo has definitely outdone themeselves when they made this game, and it happens to be the first game of the series ever to be released on a handheld system; The graphics look quite sharp and clear with some cel-shaded designs for each of the playable characters, the game animations are really smooth and fast-moving, and the controls are pretty tight and responsive like in all the other games in the SSB series. Believe me, I was quite excited to play this game after purchasing it recently, especially after learning which characters were going to be playable in this title, and there are a lot of familar faces who make their appearence in this game including Villager from "Animal Crossing", Greninja from "Pokemon X/Y", Rosalina from "Super Mario Galaxy", and Palutena from "Kid Icarus"; There's also a few non-Nintendo characters who are playable in the game such as Mega Man and Pac-Man, and even Sonic The Hedgehog makes his return as a playable character just like in "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" (although I doubt that Solid Snake from the "Metal Gear Solid" games is able to return as well). Anyway, when playing this game for the first time, I decided to start off with Little Mac because I've always enjoyed playing the "Punch-Out!!" games, and he seemed to be quite suitable as a SSB character after his appearance in "Punch-Out!!" on the Nintendo Wii, especially with his 'Giga Mac' transformation being used as his Final Smash as well. Of course, I was also able to try out some of the other new characters to see how they would play; For instance, some of Mega Man's regular attacks would involve the use of his Mega Buster, which is a pretty nice and clever touch for such a character. So far, I was able to unlock a couple new stages and Ness as a playable character before I decided to quit playing for the night, but I'm sure to unlock other features in the game whenever I get around to playing once again. Other than that, I'm willing to play some online matches with anyone else who owns this game on their Nintendo 3DS (or 2DS, which I actually own) whenever I'm playing at someplace with internet access, and please feel free to share your thoughts with me about the game as well.

  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea

Halloween-Themed Artwork Ideas

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 2:01 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




As everyone may know already, today happens to be the first day of October, and that also means Halloween is only 30 days away from now. To celebrate, I have decided to focus on some Halloween-themed pictures that I plan on drawing for this month, especially after getting some ideas for what I'd like to draw for Halloween this year. Every year for Halloween, I would usually draw my original characters being dressed up as something for Halloween, which I was unable to do so last year because I had a bit of trouble deciding which costumes to draw my characters wearing that year. For this year, though, I'd like to try drawing something different... I have decided to draw a set of pictures involving my original characters at a Halloween party with all the characters dressed up in costumes that have to do with a certain theme; And so, the theme I have chosen for this year would involve my characters being dressed up as video game characters, which was an idea that I came up with after giving some thought about what to draw for Halloween this year, and I might be able to do a different theme for each year afterwards. So far, here are some of the costumes I was able to come up with for my characters to be seen wearing, but there are a couple of characters I have not yet decided what to draw them being dressed up as, so I appreciate any suggestions that my friends will be able to give me, and I'll see what I can do:

Whitnee Squirrel - Princess Daisy
Lucky Dalmatian - Luigi
Amber Chipmunk - Ulala (Space Channel 5)
Jade Squirrel - ???
Goldie Fox - Princess Zelda
Brandon Fox - Link
Fred Fox - Yoshi / Blanka
Skyler Fox - Mega Man
Sandra Panda - Amy Rose (Sonic CD)
Rita Cheetah - Lara Croft
Bridget Fox - ???
Betty Bat - May (Pokemon: Ruby/Sapphire Version)
Rhonda Raccoon - Dawn (Pokemon: Diamond/Pearl Version)
Scarlett Skunk - Lyra (Pokemon: HeartGold/SoulSilver Version)

Other than my original characters, I also plan on drawing some Halloween-themed pictures involving my "T.U.F.F. Puppy" characters including Team Shinobi, which I've been wanting to focus on for quite sometime after thinking of some new ideas involving Whitnee and her fellow teammates. Speaking of which I am even planning on drawing a birthday-themed picture of :iconshinragod:'s popular character, Lady Malmsteen, after remembering that her birthday is on Halloween, and I'd also like to take the opportunity to include my villain characters such as The Water Wolf and Yami Squirrel, who were able to gain some fans ever since I was able to draw them for the first time. Other than that, I am sure to keep myself busy for Halloween this year, and I appreciate any support and thoughts from my friends as well.



  • Mood: Devious
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Garfield
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea

Lucky Dalmatian and Lucas McSquirrely

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 22, 2014, 1:13 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




As you may have probably noticed recently, I was able to post quite a few pictures I've done that involve my original characters, Whitnee Squirrel and Lucky Dalmatian, being together after meeting each other for the first time, and it just got me thinking... I think I've decided that Whitnee and Lucky could actually become a kind of cute couple that I would draw quite often, especially after both characters are able to get to know each other. In my collage of older cartoon drawings that I've done featuring Lucky Dalmatian, I was able to mention in the description for one of the drawings that Lucky has a passion for video games almost similar to that of Whitnee, and I've just realized that both characters would have quite a few things in common after being able to draw pictures of Lucky and/or Whitnee for as long as I could remember. Even though both characters happen to be anthro animals of different species, I guess it would be alright if I decide to make them a couple after all, since there are quite a few couples in cartoons, games, etc. that are of different species as well, and I'm sure everyone else can even name some of them.

For all you "T.U.F.F. Puppy" fans out there, I've also decided to create a boyfriend character for my other version of Whitnee, which is an idea that I've actually had on my mind for nearly a year now, and I feel like wanting to share it with my friends before I forget. One of my newer characters that I planned on creating for the "T.U.F.F. Puppy" universe is a male squirrel named Lucas McSquirrely, who is pretty much an Average Joe living a typical life as a civilian in Petropolis until one day, he is able to find an old magician who had fallen into Lake Petropolis, and Lucas is able to jump into the water and save him from drowning; The magician (who happens to be a dove, according to the idea on my mind) becomes so proud and grateful to Lucas that he decides to thank him by casting a magic spell upon Lucas that grants him infinite luck for the rest of his life, which means that all kinds of lucky things would happen to him, and he can even summon just about anything as if done by magic. As you'd probably guess, quite a few bad guys would try to go after Lucas for his good luck, and he'd eventually be able to meet Whitnee, who would often rescue him enough times that both characters would also start to fall in love with each other. Even though I have thought of such a character for quite a while now, I have not actually been able to come up with a suitable design for drawing Lucas, and I'm kind of hoping that some of my friends might be willing to help me out in return. One of my original character styles for Lucas included messy black hair, brown fur, and an outfit quite similar to that of Fry from "Futurama", but I was actually thinking of changing it to something more original; I am more than willing to do a collaboration with anyone who's able to help me think of a suitable design for my new character that I plan on drawing soon, and I'll even give him or her credit for helping me out as well.



  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Garfield
  • Watching: The Addams Family (1990s movie)
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

Artwork-Related Feelings

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 2:09 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




After being able to post some of my newer artwork for this week, I feel like wanting to discuss a few things that are on my mind recently. First of all, one thing that I'm kind of proud to admit that I was able to create a newer version of Lucky Dalmatian, who happens to be my oldest cartoon character I've ever created before I was able to create my other OCs that I like to draw such as Whitnee Squirrel and Goldie Fox. Because I have not been able to draw him in such a long time, I felt that it was time for me to introduce him to all my friends and watchers on here, and I even created a couple of collages that I did showcasing some of my older drawings and/or comic strips starring Lucky and his puppy sidekick, Speck. Just recently, though, I was starting to worry if anyone is actually interested in getting to know more about Lucky, mainly because he's a male character, which most art fans don't find quite as appealing as female characters. I think it's important to point out that Lucky Dalmatian happens to be the one character who actually helped me become inspired to draw cartoons a lot back when I was in seventh grade, and if it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't have been able to create some of my other characters that you're able to see here on deviantART today; It's something that I think my friends and everyone else who enjoys checking out my artwork should consider, and I do try my best to draw enough cartoons that are sure to appeal to everyone (and not just those who are only interested in certain themes).

Speaking of which, I was able to have a quick chat with my good friend :iconshinragod: not too long ago, who's always able to give me artistic advice whenever I'm feeling unhappy with my own cartoon art skills, and he was able to tell me that I should try to focus on enjoying what I like to draw without having to worry so much about other things such as getting more comments for each picture posted and becoming better than most other artists on here. To be honest, I've never actually dreamed of becoming better than anyone else, mainly because I'm not the type of person who's into competition, and I prefer to be unique while standing out in the crowd. However, there are times in which I feel like wanting to draw certain things just to appeal to everyone else I know, especially since I don't like feeling left out when it comes to being part of something that would make me feel even more unique and/or special. I'll admit that I do feel like becoming the center of attention at times, but that's usually because I just want to share my interests the same way as everybody else. Even though I still tend to have problems with my inner demons that try to get out whenever I feel left out about something (including a lack of fan art featuring my "T.U.F.F. Puppy" characters), I try not to let such feelings affect my mood to draw, especially because it is only one of a few things that I've always been good at doing as long as I could remember. Other than that, I should be able to follow my friend's advice that he was able to give me recently, and I do not want to give up drawing if I start to feel left out or unappreciated in some way.



  • Mood: Alienated
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda

Nintendo WiiU: My Thoughts

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 12, 2014, 1:23 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I am in the mood for posting a journal entry explaining my thoughts about the Nintendo WiiU, which I was able to play just recently. As I may have already mentioned quite a few times, I have always been a huge fan of Nintendo game systems, which I've enjoyed playing since I was a kid, and I also like to collect as many games for each system as part of my own personal collection to play every now and then. Anyway, I've actually been getting kind of bored playing games on my Nintendo Wii, which I've been playing ever since I bought my console back in 2008, so I felt like it was time for me to move on to Nintendo's current generation system. I was able to save up my money these past few months until I saved about $300 to purchase a Nintendo WiiU, which I decided to order online instead of buying one directly at a store like Wal-Mart so that way I wouldn't have to pay extra tax, and it arrived at my house less than a few days later. After taking my WiiU out of the box it was mailed in, I was able to set up the system without any trouble, and I started playing after being able to take care of some other things such as taking my dogs out for a walk and eating some dinner.

One of the most noteable features to come with the Nintendo WiiU would have to be the game pad controller, which is surprisingly huge for a device to play games with, and it has quite a few other features to make it even more unique. For instance, the game pad controller has a built-in touch screen that you can use as a second screen if you want to continue playing games while watching TV; It even allows you to adjust the volume and change the channel on your TV set by accessing the touch screen as well. The controller also has a camera and microphone very similar to the Nintendo DSi and/or Nintendo 3DS, both which I haven't been able to try out for any games just yet. When I was playing a game on my WiiU for the first time, I was able to notice that the controller also featured a volume switch and a headphone jack, which I was able to use because of my mother going to sleep while I was playing.

In case anybody is wondering which games I was able to get for my Nintendo WiiU, I was able to purchase the bundle pack that came with two titles on the same disc: "New Super Mario Bros. U" and "New Super Luigi U" (which is an alternate version of the game that was released to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Luigi). I was also able to buy a copy of the disc version of "DuckTales: Remastered" that I bought at a local Game Stop; Even though I already have the digital version of the game on my Xbox 360, I decided to get a physical copy for my WiiU while spending the rest of my money that was saved on my gift card that I got for Christmas last year. After finally being able to save up my money to get a Nintendo WiiU, I should be able to save up my money for some other games that I plan on getting soon such as "Mario Kart 8", "Sonic Lost Worlds", "Super Mario 3D World", and the new "Super Smash Bros." game that will be coming out soon.

Even though I've just started playing my Nintendo WiiU recently, I actually find it to be such an underrated system that was made for the current generation of video games, especially since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have just come out not too long ago, and many gamers are paying attention to the games that are being released on both consoles; Personally, I don't really care which new games are available on either console, especially if it's a bunch of FPS games that are anything but enjoyable to a casual gamer such as myself. This is probably the reason why I've always preferred to play Nintendo game consoles - They always tend to focus on innovation and creativity for the games that are released on each console, which actually makes them worth playing no matter how old the gamers are. When it comes to designing video game consoles, Nintendo always does try to make each console quite unique for playing games on (with the exception of the Virtual Boy, despite how revolutionary it was at the time). The Nintendo WiiU may not have the same kind of powerful hardware as the other consoles of the current generation, but it does offer plenty of gameplay with the many familiar game titles that have been released on it so far, and I think that's all that should really matter most, especially if you're the kind of gamer who loves playing certain types of games just for fun.



  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: DuckTales: Remastered
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

Twelve Featured Artists

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 8, 2014, 1:11 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




Here is another journal meme that I felt like wanting to do after being able to check out something similar being done by one of my friends recently... The first twelve people who are able to post a comment on my journal entry will have their icons posted as well as three of their deviations I like most, which I will try to update as soon as possible. After doing so, please be sure to post a similar journal entry with the same rules if you'd like. Thank you, and enjoy!

#1 - :iconlouiseugeniojr:
Ninja Whitnee by LouisEugenioJR Casual Outfits and Bunny Slippers by LouisEugenioJR A T.U.F.F. Duo by LouisEugenioJR

#2 - :iconflamewarrior914:
Whitnee squirrel by Flamewarrior914 Jade(Request) by Flamewarrior914 Nefly request by Flamewarrior914

#3 - :icontuffagentshepherd:
Team Katswell on Double Dare by TUFFAgentShepherd The Six Deadly Claws by TUFFAgentShepherd Oceanic Chase by TUFFAgentShepherd

#4 - :iconchumi-chan:
Our Birthday gift by Chumi-chan Happy early birthday. by Chumi-chan Cuando fuiste una inspiracion. by Chumi-chan

#5 - :iconkoleyl:
Carla and Lady Malmsteen by Koleyl Toppy the mouse 6 by Koleyl Protecting Whitnee from the Crow Hydra by Koleyl

#6 - :iconmizzgenk:
ED Nya~ by MizzGenK Splish Splash by MizzGenK Random-Hijinks: Shoes by MizzGenK

#7 - :iconsmutsblod:
Glingais by Smutsblod Hey. by Smutsblod HAPPY BIRTHDAY! by Smutsblod

#8 - :iconjwthamajestic:
Shirley Chillin' - 10/9/14 by JWthaMajestic Carmine at the bar by JWthaMajestic Husky Girl by JWthaMajestic

#9 - :iconmizukiloves:
GIFT:: Lilisena by MizukiLoves First actual SAI drawing!!! by MizukiLoves Melotina At by MizukiLoves

#10 - :iconpsych0dog:
Sailor Seiko by Psych0Dog Valarie's Summer by Psych0Dog Felicia (Darkstalkers) by Psych0Dog

#11 - :icontherealsneakers:
It's in the cards by TheRealSneakers Happy St. Patrick's Day 2013 by TheRealSneakers Jean St. Claire by TheRealSneakers

#12 - ???



  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG Music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: DuckTales: Remastered
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda

10 Questions Meme

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 7, 2014, 1:47 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I was recently tagged by my good friend :iconshinragod:, who was able to ask me ten questions that I am able to answer, and I'd have to come up with ten questions of my own and tag as many people as I'd like afterwards. Even though I was able to answer these questions on my friend's journal entry not too long ago, I felt like wanting to repost my answers for everyone else to check out, especially after doing some changes for my original answers. Thank you, and enjoy.

1. Do you have your future planned out?
I don't really know how to plan for my future, mainly becuase I find it to be pretty much unpredictable for me, and I think it's much easier to just focus on the present without having to worry so much about the future. :hmm:

2. What's your favorite candy bar?
My favorite candy bar would have to be Nestle Chunky, which is a type of candy bar that contains peanuts and raisins. :lick:

3. Most admired person in real life?
I would have to say Jim Davis (the creator of "Garfield") and 'Weird Al' Yankovic because of them being a couple of famous people who are able to inspire me all the time. :D

4. What type of exercise do you do?
I'm able to walk around town on foot every day, but I also do a set of toe-touches before going to bed each night. :)

5. Is being creative just your hobby or part of your lifestyle?
It's actually a bit of both for me, especially since I still dream of being a cartoonist. :D

6. What upcoming movie do you look forward to seeing the most?
It's kind of hard for me to decide (since I don't really know many movies that will be coming out), but I have heard about a live-action movie based on "Sonic The Hedgehog" that's currently being made, so I am definitely looking forward to it whenever such a movie comes out. :excited:

7. Have you ever visited or plan on visiting other countries?
I've never visted another country before, but I am hoping to go to Sweden someday so I can meet my best friend from deviantART in person. :)

8. Your favorite game of all time? (Video or board...either or)
I have over a ton of favorite games that I love to play, but I was able to make a list of my Top 10 Favorite Video Games of all time, which can be found here: fav.me/d6u86aa

9. What's your greatest fear?
I think that would be not having anymore friends or family members by my side. :worry:

10. Feel like some people have labelled you as something you feel is unfair?
Yes, I have been called a few things that are definitely untrue and unfair, which does tend to happen once in while for a misunderstood guy such as myself. :(

MY QUESTIONS TO ASK:
1. Who is your favorite OC that you've created so far?
2. How are you usually able to draw your pictures that you post on here?
3. What type of music do you enjoy listening to when you draw?
4. Which do you think are better - socks or gloves?
5. What is your favorite kind of animal to draw?
6. Do you have a favorite sport that you like to play/watch?
7. How do you feel about gender-bent versions of characters?
8. Which do you usually drink - soda or beer?
9. Do you have any other hobbies besides drawing?
10. Have you ever been bullied by someone online or in real life?

PEOPLE I CHOOSE TO TAG:
:iconmintymousyxfce: :iconwindycitypuma: :iconwolfn85: :iconsmutsblod: :iconfabianwiegers:
:iconstockings300: :iconcyberboy7000: :iconalukasherzblut: :iconacpawz: :iconlatinnewyorker:



  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG Music
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea

How I've Been Feeling Lately...

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 2, 2014, 1:31 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




Because I've been feeling kind of bored lately after Labor Day weekend, I think I'd like to talk about some things that have been on my mind recently to my friends and watchers here on deviantART... As everyone may know, summer is about to come to an end sometime this month, and I've actually been in the mood for drawing a couple of summer-themed pictures involving my Team Shinobi characters, despite how late it may be for me to draw anything else for summer; I would also like to take this opportunity to work on some pictures in time for autumn, which happens to be one of my most favorite seasons of the year, especially when the temperatures start to drop where I live. There has been a lot of things that have been happening for me this summer, and I think it's kind of a shame that I never actually got around to drawing as many summer-themed pictures as I hoped, including some newer pictures that I wanted to draw featuring my "T.U.F.F. Puppy" characters, which I've been wanting to draw a lot more ever since I created my own group of heroes-for-hire known as 'Team Shinobi'. However, I have been dealing with another art block that made it kinda hard for me to focus on my artwork, especially since I was also spending the weekend at my sister's house watching her pet dogs while she and her boyfriend were away for the weekend. And so, I don't really have many pictures to post on here for this week, so I decided to take a couple days off dA except when checking my messages so that I can get to work on some pictures that I need to complete before I forget.

I am also planning on getting myself a Nintendo WiiU very soon after finally being able to save up my money for this month, and I'll even try to purchase a couple of games that I've been wanting to play for quite some time after feeling a bit left out of the Nintendo fandom lately such as "Super Mario 3D World" and "Mario Kart 8". Now, I just hope that no one thinks of me as some kind of loser just because I haven't been able to play most of the newer Nintendo games that have come out in the past couple of years, but I don't think that catching up to any video games that I missed out on when they were originally released is meant to be a bad thing at all, especially since I've been able to do the same for all the video games for the older consoles that I remember being out when I was a kid (such as the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis), which I was able play a lot more often since my days in high school. I know this may sound kind of ironic, but another reason that feel like wanting to play "Mario Kart 8" is so that I can be able to draw a picture or two involving any of my original characters racing in MK vehicles after being able to see some similar pictures that were done by my friends :iconicartoonfantic: and :iconshinragod:, and that I wouldn't feel left out anymore while doing so, even though I know they are still great friends who are always so supportive of me. I guess it's just a typical feeling that I've been having lately, since I've actually become prone to jealously as long as I could remember, and there are still times in which I feel like I just want to be appreciated as much as everyone else I know, especially when drawing something completely random on my mind that I'd want to share on dA.

And while I'm on the subject, I would also like to let everyone know about some changes that I have decided to make involving some of my Team Shinobi characters. For instance, I've decided to give the youngest member of the team, Shizu Siam, a completely different weapon from now on: Instead of a seemingly endless supply of shuriken (AKA ninja stars), Shizu's new weapon would be a pair of bladed fans almost similar to the ones used by Kitana from the "Mortal Kombat" games. I was even thinking of giving Mackey Que a true ninja weapon instead of him just using his tools as weapons; If anyone knows of any other ninja weapons that would be perfect for him to use, I would appreciate any suggestions, which I'll respond to as soon as possible. As for Shaun Inu (Dudley's Japanese cousin), I have decided to make his personality much more comical by having him constanly trying to impress every sexy female character he would meet, wheither they are good or evil, and he would occassionally fail by getting the snot kicked out of him, but he'd never give up afterwards. Other than that, I should be quite good on drawing more pictures after getting some ideas that are sure to inspire me soon enough.



  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: VG Music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda

My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 3:37 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




As a way of celebrating deviantART's 14th Birthday this year, I have decided to write this short story involving my life as a cartoon artist so far, and how deviantART has inspired me to continue drawing and becoming a proud user of this awesome site as well...

As far back as I can remember, I've been the type of person who's always enjoyed cartoons as I was growing up as a kid. Ever since I learned how to draw back when I was in kindergarten, it was one of my most favorite hobbies that I've enjoyed, and I remember being able to doodle nonstop as long as I had a pencil/pen and some paper. A lot of the things that I liked to draw were practically inspired by my favorite cartoon shows and video games that I still enjoy to this day. I'll admit, my drawings back then weren't really that good at all, and I was just an amateur at such an early age, but I was still able to doodle whenever I got the chance.

As I started growing up, my drawing skills started to improve slightly, and I was also able to create my own original cartoon characters whom I've become quite attached to over the years. Back when I was in 7th Grade, I was able to do a bunch of comic strips staring a Dalmatian character that I named 'Lucky' (presumably after the puppy from the Disney movie "101 Dalmatians"); Many of the gags that I used for my earlier comics were practically based off of strips from the "Garfield" books that I've read over the years, and "Garfield" happens to be one of my favorite cartoons that inspired me to draw as well. And so, Lucky had become one of my favorite characters I've ever created, and I was able to draw him and a few other characters that I was also able to create on my own, which I may be able to share with everyone else in the future.

I continued drawing cartoons even after graduating from high school in 2004, and I was also able to develop certain tastes for the types of cartoon characters that I like to draw. I realized that most of the characters that I've loved most happen to be animals that are anthropomorphic, or human-like in appearance, which is kind of understandable because I've always been incredibly shy around other people in person, and I tend to find myself interested in cartoon animals a lot for some reason as well.

It wasn't until 2009 when I discovered deviantART, which is an art website that can allow me to show off my original artwork for all to see. At first, it was kind of difficult for me get everyone else to notice my cartoon artwork right away, but then I found out that I needed to comment the artwork of all the other artists who were able to post their artwork on a regular basis, which I've been able to make quite a habit of before posting my own artwork. It took a bit of time to get noticed, but sure enough, I was able to get a lot of support and inspiration from the other artists that would allow me to continue drawing my pictures, and I've also began to develop friendships with other fellow artists who are nice enough become friends with the same interests as me.

Shortly after becoming a member of deviantART, I decided to continue creating some new original characters for me to draw. One of my newer original characters happens to be none other than Whitnee Squirrel, a female white squirrel who has become one of my most favorite characters ever since I started drawing her. Part of Whitnee's inspiration actually came from a webcomic series called "Sabrina Online", in which one of the main characters was a female squirrel named Amy, inspiring me to create my own female squirrel character who was sexy. I was then able to develop a unique personality for my character to have, in which she loves video games and anything related to Japan, and she also has a fond interest in ninjas as well. I've loved Whitnee so much over the years that I was also able to create one of my own "T.U.F.F. Puppy" fan characters who would be loosely based off her while being a completely different character altogether. In a way, Whitnee has become a character that I wanted everyone to love, and she has managed to gain quite a few fans over the years as well.

Even though I've had a lot of good times here on deviantART, I've also had a couple of bad times as well. For instance, sometime ago back in 2010, I ended up being confronted by someone who hated me for no reason, and he managed to hack into my dA account and deactivate it. I was so distraught by what had happened that I had no other choice but to create a new account, which I've had for quite a while now and I still use to this day.

Of course, I probably wouldn't have gotten this far without any support from my friends, who have always been here for me, and they've always been able to give me the inspiration needed to continue drawing cartoons while feeling like a true pro (even if I still need a little practice). Even if I'm not actually able to meet them in person, I still feel that they do care a lot about me by being so understanding and thoughtful whenever they're able to share something with me, and I try my best to do the same despite my stubbornness and shyness. Because of how grateful I have to have such awesome friends, I'd like to take the opportunity to give a friendly shout-out to some of the following users whom I consider as true friends to me on here:

:iconwolf492: :icongeminijc: :iconkbafourthtime: :icontiny-toons-fan: :iconmintymousyxfce: :iconwolfn85: :iconkidokoala: :iconlatinnewyorker: :iconsmutsblod: :iconlouiseugeniojr: :iconmagic-kristina-kw: :icongermanname: :iconchipmunkraccoon2: :iconbrandonthebunny: :iconherroroo: :icontuffagentshepherd: :iconshinragod: :iconivan-elterrible: :iconhai-kulture: :iconsuiish: :iconacpawz: :iconprettyfoxxylady: :iconalukasherzblut: :iconcyberboy7000: :iconstockings300: :iconprincesstales: :iconicartoonfantic: :iconcreative-dreamr: :iconksapphire8989: :iconxxneonpurplexx: :iconalexandersie: :iconeelball:

Thank you all for being my friends here on deviantART, and I really do appreciate your friendship and support as always. :thanks:

:icondeviantartplz: Happy 14th Birthday, deviantART! :icondeviantartplz:

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda

TMNT IV - The Movie That Never Was

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 6, 2014, 1:21 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




As everyone may already know by now, this upcoming weekend happens to be the opening weekend for the new TMNT movie that will be shown in theaters on August 8, and I decided to share something quite interesting that I just found out recently about the Heroes Of The Half Shell... When I was playing my copy of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up" on the Nintendo Wii not too long ago, I was able to unlock some bonus content that included the official artwork for an unmade live-action movie entitled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: The Next Mutation", which was most likely to be made sometime ago in the mid-1990s when the Ninja Turtles were still popular back in the day (before they were briefly outshined by the Power Rangers, that is). From what I found out about this movie, the plot was about the Ninja Turtles and their rat sensei, Splinter, having a bit of the mutagen ooze that transformed them into their mutant forms still trapped inside their bodies, which would result in them being mutated into different forms and giving them each different abilities as well. The artwork I was able to check out showed how each of the characters would look in their new mutated forms, and there was a description of what each of the mutations were like for each character:

:bulletblue: Leonardo would have the ability to change his skin into any type such as fire, ice, rock, spiky, etc.
:bulletpurple: Donatello would have psychic abilities and telekenisis that would greatly affect his sight, so he'd have to wear a special device he invented that allows him to see better.
:bulletred: Raphael would be able to transform into a ferocious beast with sharp claws, pointy teeth, and a spiky shell as a result of his inner rage and short temper.
:bulletorange: Michelangelo would have the ability to make himself become completely human-like in appearance, allowing him to hang out with human people on the surface.
:bulletgreen: Splinter would be able to transform into a monstrous beast almost like that of Raphael, in which he would also have very little control over.

I think it's kind of obvious to guess that this movie was originally planned to be made shortly after the release of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III", which didn't actually go over too well like the original two films that came out before it, and as a result, the movie was never made at all. The way I see it, being the TMNT fan that I've always been since I was a kid, I think it would have been a rather interesting movie, and it probably would have also borrowed various elements from the Mirage Studios comics, which were much darker and more serious than the 1980s/1990s cartoon series that everyone knows and loves. Even though such a movie would probably never be made (unless Michael Bay decides to purchase the rights for it), we fans can only imagine what the movie itself would be like, and I would definitely go out and see it for sure.



  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Beetlejuice
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea

I Am 68% Addicted To My OCs

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 4, 2014, 1:24 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




Taken from my good friend :iconshinragod:...

[X] You have an OC that resembles yourself. (Yes, that would be my fursona, Casey Squirrel.)
[X] One of your OC's has your name. (Once again, that would be my fursona.)
[X] You have OC's that are siblings. (Yes, and they would include Whitnee's sister Jade, who was actually created by one of my friends, and Goldie's brothers, Fred and Skyler.)
[X] You constantly receive positive feedback about one or more of your OC's. (Yes, I receive a lot of positive comments on my pictures involving my characters, including Whitnee).

Total: 4

[X] You have more than five OC's. (Yes, I have a ton of characters I've created that I still like to draw to this day.)
[X] Your OC's are varied. (Well, it all depends on what that means, but I'll count it, anyway.)
[X] You have a main OC whom you love the most out of all your OC's. (Yes, that would be Whitnee Squirrel!)
[ ] Your OC's are mostly mythical. (I wouldn't exactly consider anthro animal characters as 'mythical', so they don't count to me.)
[ ] A lot of your OC's were adoptables. (No, I was able to create most of my original characters on my own.)

Total: 7

[X] You have a 'bad boy' or 'bad girl' OC. (If you count my "T.U.F.F. Puppy" character, Yami, as a bad girl character, then yes.)
[X] You have a girly OC. (Even though I have a lot of characters who are girls, I guess the one that would count as 'girly' to me would be Sandra Panda.)
[ ] You have a 'cool' or 'sly' OC. (Not that I know of...)
[X] You have a sporty OC. (Yes, Goldie Fox and her best friend, Rita Cheetah, happen to be athletic characters who love to play sports.)
[X] You have a fun OC. (Yes, Whitnee has always been the fun type with her unique passion for video games and anything Japanese-related.)

Total: 11

[ ] You have a lot of 'perfect' OC's. (Eh, I don't really know what "perfect" is when it comes to creating characters...)
[/] You have a lot of 'imperfect' OC's. (Sometimes I feel that my characters are "imperfect", especially if they're not able to get the attention they truly deserve.)
[/] Most of your OC's are part of a fandom. (Most of my characters are completely original while I have quite a few characters from the "T.U.F.F. Puppy" fandom as well as a Sonic character named Abby The Squirrel.)
[X] Most of your OC's are non-fandom. (Heh, I believe I've answered that already...)

Total: 13

[ ] You have gotten a polished toy, framed art, ect. made of your OC. (No, but I think it would be truly nice if someone created a toy of Whitnee Squirrel as a gift for me...)
[X] You are constantly talking about your OC's to friends. (Yes, I like to draw my original characters a lot, so I'm always talking about them.)
[X] The first thing you did on dA was make an OC. (I've actually created lots of original characters before I became a proud member of deviantART, but I was also able to create more characters afterwards, including Whitnee Squirrel.)
[X] Your OC participates in a role play. (Yes, I've had quite a few people do role-playing with Whitnee lots of times.)
[X] You have made your OC in a game. (If you count certain video games like "Drawn To Life" and "WarioWare D.I.Y.", then I guess you can say that I have.)

Total: 17

Now add your totals all together
Then times them by 4
Then title your journal as "I'm --% addicted to my ocs"

68% Addicted to my OCs.


  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Toy Story 3
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

Retro Video Game Collecting

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 10, 2014, 1:19 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




Because I've got nothing too important to focus on right now, I feel like wanting to talk about something that I've been interested in doing for quite some time now... As you may probably know after learning much about me, one of my main interests has always been video games, which I've enjoyed throughout my entire life as long as I could remember, and I've always liked to play them whenever I get the chance. After graduating from high school ten years ago to this day, I was able to get some money on my own, which I've been using a certain amount each month to collect video games on my favorite game consoles that I still enjoy playing, including the NES and SNES. Even though I also like to collect video games on the newer consoles that I'm able to buy with my money that I save up such as the Nintendo 3DS, I've decided to focus on collecting the games on the older consoles that I fondly remember as a kid, but never actually got to play until I was much older (especially since my dad would always get onto me with his "There's more to like than video games" shtick, which is pretty much unnecessary to say to a person of my mental condition). Anyway, I was able to buy the games I collected at places like yard sales, thrift stores, and any other place that sells used video games; I also found it convenient to purchase used video games online from websites such as Amazon and Ebay. Instead of just trying to buy a copy of EVERY single video game on a console that I enjoy, I prefer to collect the games that I like to play if I find them to be quite enjoyable in some way; Just for the fun of it, I've also decided to keep at least a few copies of some "bad" games that I was able to buy for no less than a dollar at a local thrift store in case I feel like wanting to play something that isn't exactly good, which is kind of a nod to James Rolfe's now-famous internet character, The Angry Video Game Nerd. Because of how big my list of games actually is, I was thinking of posting the list of video games that I certainly own on my favorite game systems on a separate journal entry or two that I might be able to post on here soon. In the meantime, please feel free to share your thoughts if you're the kind of person who has an interest in collecting used video games as well.

  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Classic Cartoon Show Themes
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Hot Dogs
  • Drinking: Soda

Feeling A Little Better Now...

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 30, 2014, 12:44 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I have decided to post this journal entry to let everyone know how I've been feeling lately. As you've probably known from my previous journal entry, I was having a kind of frustrating time trying to figure out what to draw for Independence Day this year, which greatly affected my mood to draw recently. Well, I was finally able to decide on what type of picture that I'm in the mood to draw, which I should have plenty of time to get done by Indenpendence Day on Friday. Anyway, I've decided to work on an Independence Day-themed picture of Team Shinobi, since I felt like wanting to draw more pictures involving my newer "T.U.F.F. Puppy" characters after not being able to draw them as much as I originally planned, mainly because I was so easily distracted by everything else going on in my life, and I've been kept busy drawing pictures as gifts, commissions, trades, etc. for all my friends here on deviantART. Now that I'm in the mood to draw once again, I'm actually starting to regain my confidence a little, and I should also try practicing my art skills if I start feeling like I'm having trouble drawing something in a certain way. One of the main reasons for me not being able to focus on my artwork recently was because my sister actually asked me to watch her pet dogs at her place while she and her boyfriend have gone away on vacation to Florida for over a week, in which I'm able to live on my own until they come back the following Sunday, and I'll be getting $40 from my sister for doing a good job as well. Because I'll be at my sister's house for the rest of the entire week, I probably won't be able to draw that much, but I'll be able to keep myself busy one way or another, and I should try to upload some pictures that I've been holding off for posting since they were done last year, which should also help me focus on drawing some newer pictures whenever I get back home sometime next Sunday, though I will have to go back to my house and pick up my scanner in order to scan my new picture that I'm currently working on. Other than that, I should be feeling good as long as nothing else happens that would make me feel so stressful again.



  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: VG Music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Playing: DuckTales: Remastered
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda

Artwork Problems

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 26, 2014, 12:52 PM
Skin by TMNT-Raph-fan




I've got some bad news that I feel like wanting to tell my friends in this quick journal entry that I've posted... I've been feeling very puzzled and confused lately for some strange reason, which especially makes it difficult for me to continue drawing as well as focus on anything else going on in my life. I don't know if it's yet another art block that I'm dealing with once again, but I've also been feeling kind of uninspired to draw anything at the moment. I'm currently in the middle of working a couple of pictures that I need to get done in time for my friends' birthdays this weekend, and I'm also struggling to work on a picture that I'd like to post in time for Independence Day like I do every other year; I managed to get at least one of my friends' birthday pictures completed last night, and I'm actually in the middle of drawing something for my other friend's birthday. As for my Independence Day picture, I have absolutely no idea what to draw right now, since my confusion just started shortly after I was figuring out what to draw. I don't even know what to do, since I want to continue drawing cartoons for the rest of my life, and I just want to get rid of this unusual feeling that I'm currently dealing with once and for all. If anyone has any suggestions about what I can draw for Indepence Day (or what I can do to feel like my optimistic self again), then please feel free to list them, and I'll be sure to check your suggestions as soon as possible.



  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod Shuffle
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Water