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I've been working on so many pictures lately that I feel like posting a journal entry to explain what I'm able to draw so far. After working on a couple of birthday pictures for my friends' whose birthdays are this month, I have decided to get to work on a newer set of pictures for some very special days that happen this month as well, including Fathers' Day (which is on June 16), Garfield's birthday (which is on June 19), and Sonic's birthday (which is on June 23). After completing these pictures not too long ago, I am now in the middle of drawing some summer-themed pictures that involve my original characters, including one that I need to get done in time for Independence Day this year. However, despite all these pictures I'm currently working on, I still have a bunch of other pictures that I've done as point commissions and/or art trades are needed to be posted on here before I forget, and a few others that I haven't been able to work on yet. People that I owe pictures that I need to complete whenever I can include:

:iconwolf492: - Any art trade pictures done in the past that I haven't posted on here yet. (Completed)
:iconkbafourthtime: - Salome Roberts looking at a pair of high-heeled shoes. (Completed)
:iconpawsnfurs: - Lola Bunny and Berri showing off their sexy feet. (Completed)
:iconbrandonthebunny: - Whitnee Squirrel, Goldie Fox, and Amber Chipmunk hanging upside down on a rope by their feet while over a giant pie. (Working On)
:iconstockings300: - Berry The Sock Girl stuffing the bottom half of her torso with socks. (Working On)
:iconwolfn85: - Illustrations for new story ideas. (Working On)

It may seem kind of hectic for a guy like me having so many pictures that are needed to be done as soon as possible, but I don't really like to break any promises to those I consider my friends on here, so I should at least be able to get my artwork done at my own pace without having to worry so much. In case anybody is wondering, I am still accepting point commissions for anyone who is interested, although I'm still considering of opening a PayPal account soon enough.

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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon: HeartGold Version
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this quick journal entry to explain a little more about some of my original characters after being able to post one of my newer pictures recently, so that everyone can get to know them better in some of the other pictures I'll be posting of them in the near future. Skyler Fox is the youngest brother of Goldie Fox; He is a nine-year-old fox boy who has a case of autism, which makes him incredibly shy around everyone and doesn't speak much as a result. Sandra Panda is a nine-year-old panda girl whose family had just moved into Skyler's hometown, and she has become his best friend ever since they met at school. Now, as you may already know after reading "Goldie's Story", Skyler had become greatly affected by the loss of his mother when he was younger, which is probably why he's become so quiet and shy. It wasn't until he met Sandra one day at school, who treated Skyler very nicely after seeing how lonely he was being by himself. After being able to understand a little about Skyler's mental condition, Sandra has become one of Skyler's closest friends who always spends time with him so that he won't feel lonely anymore. Even though I haven't drawn Skyler and Sandra in a while, I still think they're very nice and appealing for a couple of young characters I've created, and I certainly hope that everyone else will agree.

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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon: Black Version
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
Yesterday, I was able to spend the day with my sister and her boyfriend at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, which is a theme park and water park located in Santa Claus, Indiana (which is about 20 miles away from my hometown). We originally planned on going out Saturday, but it was practically raining throughout most of the day, so we had to postpone our trip until the next day, in which the weather turned out very nice and pleasant. The park wasn't completely packed when we arrived, and I was able to ride on just about every ride in the park, including the tallest roller coaster called 'The Voyage', which I was able to ride twice that day. After going on quite a few rides, we ate some pizza at a restaurant in Holiday World called Kringle's Kafe for lunch, and then we headed off to Splashin' Safari after eating. While there, I was able to go on both of the water coasters in the park with my sister and her boyfriend: 'The Wildebeest' (which was actually featured in an episode of the TLC series "Bert The Conquer") and 'The Mammoth'. I really enjoyed going on both of those slides, and we decided to go on a bowl-shaped slide called 'The Bakuli' afterwards. As we were sliding towards the bottom of the slide, however, I accidentally fell out of the raft after we made it to the bottom at the pool; My glasses were practically submerged in the floor of the pool until someone helped me fish them out and I ended up scrapping my right arm, which was bleeding a little until someone at the first aid center applied a couple of bandages on where I was hurt (I didn't actually feel much pain when it happened, BTW). Despite the incident, I was still able to spend the rest of my day in Holiday World, where I bought myself some fried Oreos to snack on, and I also bought a new cap at one of the gift shops before we left. I guess you can say that I had such a wonderful time at both parks, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to go back again this year.

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  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Super Paper Mario
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I am doing fine after not being able to log onto dA the past couple of days. The reason I haven't been able to check my messages and/or post my newer pictures recently is because my computer has been acting a little buggy not too long ago. The main cause of the problem happens to be the CPU fan inside my computer not working properly; Without a working fan, the computer will heat up and occasionally shut down on its own without warning, which is exactly what has been happening to me lately. I assumed that the fan was acting strange because it needed to be cleaned, so I was able to take the computer to a local shop to get it cleaned. But even after the fan was cleaned, the fan still wouldn't work properly and I had to get a new one to replace it. However, the shop I went to did not have any of the fans that were needed for my computer, so the only way to get a new one was to go to place where my mother bought the computer, which is located in the far part of another town outside of my hometown. Because I had no way to go there to get a replacement fan (especially if it might take a few days or more to have it ordered and picked up), I was suggested by the shop owner to use a small desk fan as an alternative way of cooling off the inside of the computer, which I'm actually able to use for now. I feel really bad about not being able to post some of the pictures that I originally planned to post for my friends, and I wasn't able to color in any of the pictures that I had scanned onto my computer as well. I actually plan on drawing a couple of birthday pictures for some of my friends whose birthdays are in June (as well as some other pictures for certain days like Fathers' Day), and I feel like I need as much time as possible to get them done soon enough.

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  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Pokemon: HeartGold Version
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let all my friends and watchers know that I might not be able to accept point commissions anymore. I am actually thinking of doing commissions for cash instead of dA points, since I feel like I should earn some money for my cartoon artwork that I post on here each day. To tell you the truth, I don't really know what dA points are actually used for, but I've been using them mainly to pay for commissions by other artists on the site. And so, I am now thinking of opening a PayPal account for myself so I can accept the cash needed for any commissions that I'll be able to work on in the future. Of course, I still have all the other pictures I've recently done as point commissions that I need to post on here soon, and I might actually work on a few point commissions and/or art trades if I have the time. In the meantime, though, I will be doing point commissions for anyone else who is interested.

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Trades - Ask Me by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
Here is a test that was originally taken by my friend :iconherzauseis: that I decided to do for the fun of it. Please feel free to also take it if you're interested; All you have to do is repost the list, and re-answer the choices truthfully. Thank you, and good luck.

[ ] You have kissed someone  
[X] You have your own room.
[X] You own a cell phone.
[X] You have an mp3 player/ipod/discman.
[ ] Your parents are still married.
[X] You love your family
[ ] There is a pool/spa in your backyard.
TOTAL: 4

[X] You dress the way you want to.
[ ] You hang out with friends more than once a week.
[ ] There is a computer/laptop in your room.
[X] You have never been beaten up.
[X] You are allowed to listen to the music you want to.
[X] Your room is big enough for you.
[ ] People don't use you for something you have.
[X] You have been to the movies.
TOTAL: 5

[ ] You have over 500 friends on facebook.
[X] You have pictures on facebook  
[X] Your parents let you have a facebook
[ ] You get allowance/loan
[X] You collect something normal.
[ ] You look forward to going to university.
[X] You don't wish you were someone else.
[ ] You play a sport.
[ ] You want to do something after school/college.
TOTAL: 4

[ ] You own a car/truck.
[X] You usually don't fight with your parents
[ ] You have never got a failing grade on a report card in your life.
[X] You have friends.
[X] You've never had a detention.
TOTAL: 3

[X] You know what is going on in the world.
[X] You are happy with your life
[X] You usually aren't sick.
[X] You know more than one language.
[X] You have a screen name.
[X] You own a pet.
[X] You know the words to more than 5 songs.
[X] You don't have any enemies.
TOTAL: 8

Total over all: 24 (Multiply amount by 3)
Total: 70% (C)

101%+: A+
90-100%: A
80-89%: B
70-79%: C
60-69%: D
00-59%: F
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Have you ever had one of those moments where you hear a catchy tune and end up having it stuck in your head for a while? Well, that's actually what happened to me not too long ago, and I think I should tell everyone about it. Just last Saturday, I received a copy of the video game "Darkwing Duck" for the NES that I had recently ordered in the mail, which I started to play for a while now, and I think I'll give a review for it in another time. Anyway, I was able to play through the stage where you fought one of Darkwing's arch-enemies, Bushroot, and I ended up getting the level theme stuck in my head after hearing it for the first time. Even though all the other level themes in the game are really nice and catchy, I found this particular one to be quite rhythmic with a sense of adventure and action to it. I can't seem to stop hearing it, and I sometimes find myself playing the game just to hear it again. I'm pretty sure this phase I'm starting to go through is only temporary, but I'm also curious to know if any of my friends have also had anything like this happen to them before.

Bushroot's Level Theme - youtu.be/7K0SCfzEu3g

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  • Mood: Devious
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Darkwing Duck
  • Playing: Pokemon: HeartGold Version
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda
Because I haven't been able to check my messages yesterday after participating in an internet blackout with some of my friends on here, I am posting this journal entry about some of the pictures I am currently working on. Not too long ago, I've been in the mood for drawing sexy anthro versions of Pokemon characters after checking out all kinds of artwork involving them. And so, I was able to go ahead and create my own anthro Pokemon characters that everyone is sure to love. For my very first set of pictures that I've started drawing recently, I have decided to start off with the cute electric rodent Pokemon that practically everyone knows and loves, which include:

:pokeball: Pikachu
:pokeball: Raichu
:pokeball: Pichu
:pokeball: Plusle
:pokeball: Minun
:pokeball: Pachirisu
:pokeball: Emolga

I'm able to draw the characters in my original cartoon style while having them wear outfits that would look nice on them and giving them proper hairstyles. As for the names of the anthro Pokemon characters, I haven't decided which names would suit each character, but I'm thinking of wanting to use names that match the first letter of each Pokemon name (like 'Patricia' for Pachirisu and 'Emily' for Emolga). If anyone else could help me think up some names that would suit my characters, I would really appreciate it as well. After I get done with this first set of pictures involving these anthro Pokemon characters completed, I just might be willing to create more anthro versions of Pokemon characters in the near future.

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Cartoon Network
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
After watching some videos on YouTube recently, I feel like talking about a series of game review videos that tend to irk me a little (and I think a bunch of other gamers who read this journal entry will probably agree with me as well). I'm talking about "The Irate Gamer", which is a game review video series that's almost similar to the ever-popular "Angry Video Game Nerd" series, which I actually love to watch dozens of times on YouTube. Unlike the Angry Video Game Nerd, however, The Irate Gamer isn't entirely truthful whenever he reviews certain games, even though he tries to make each episode humorous. Even though some of the games featured in each episode were also reviewed by the Angry Video Game Nerd (such as the NES version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Ghosts N' Goblins", and "Jaws"), there were also some episodes for games that are actually much better to play than how they were reviewed, including "The Goonies II" on the NES and "Disney's Aladdin" on the SNES. Not all of these videos are bad, though, but the episode that really disappointed me the most would be The Irate Gamer's review of one of my favorite Mario games of all time: "Super Mario Bros. 2". I understand that some people didn't like this game because it was slightly different from the other Mario games in terms of gameplay, but I really enjoyed this game ever since I was a kid, and I have plenty of reasons to like it as well. In the video review for this game, The Irate Gamer claimed that Toad was the only playable character that did not have any special skills and abilities, but of course, that is absolutely wrong; Everyone who's played this game actually knows that Toad is the character who can move very fast on foot and he can also pick up items and enemies a lot quicker than the others. He obviously didn't play the game enough to actually enjoy it, and that's kind of a shame because I think it's an underrated classic worth owning on the NES. Despite what I think of The Irate Gamer, this is basically my opinion of something on my mind, and I feel like wanting to share with anyone else who is interested.

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No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I just want to say that I am very sorry for the way I overreacted in my journal entry that I posted on here yesterday. I feel really bad if I upset anyone with whatever has been troubling me, and I hope that it doesn't happen again too often. I don't know why I've been feeling so emotional lately, but I've been trying very hard not to let it get to me in any way. I guess I've been feeling this way because I'm starting to feel kinda lonely nowadays, since I have nobody (other than my own family) to talk to whenever I have something on my mind. I figured that receiving a certain number of comments from my friends about my artwork would help me get through, since it makes me feel a little more appreciated than I already am. But after getting some responses from my friends regarding my previous journal entry, I've come to realize that the way I've been acting was completely immature as well as unnecessary, and I am really sorry for any trouble that I may have caused. Please keep in mind that I'm not trying to sound controlling and/or demanding in any way; It's just that I really like to keep in touch with my friends as much as possible, and I guess you can say that I'm actually worried about my friends not being by my side when I really need them. If I'm going to start feeling better from now on, I should at least try to remember that it doesn't matter how many comments I receive for my artwork, and what really matters most is just knowing that I have friends who are always supportive of me for being myself, and that they'll continue to like me as long as I'm able to show my appreciation.
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know about the newer kinds of artwork that I am currently working on. First of all, I would just like to thank everyone on here for being able to check out the pictures of my new Sonic fan character, Abby The Squirrel, since she happens to be one of my first attempts at creating a fan character of my own after giving them a chance for quite a while now. Because everyone seems to like her plenty, I am actually planning on drawing more pictures involving her whenever I can. The pictures I am currently working on are mainly point commissions and/or trades that I'm trying to get done as soon as possible, but I also have a few original ideas that I want to draw while they're still fresh on my mind, including a few pictures of Whitnee Squirrel getting her feet tickled in a few creative ways as well as some pictures of my good friend MajikkuMausuII's original characters, Amanda and Rachel, that I've decided to work on after drawing them in my original cartoon style for the first time. I guess you can say that I've actually been in the mood for drawing some of my friends' original characters so I can show my deep appreciation for them, and that they'll continue to support me as my friends till the end of time. I'm also in the mood for doing a set of pictures involving Tomoe Ame from "Usagi Yojimbo", since she is one of the characters in the comics that I tend to admire a lot (especially when she's with Usagi, and I think they would make a great couple as well). One more thing, I'm thinking of drawing some more comic strips like I did about a year ago; In fact, one of the commissions/trades I need to work on is a comic strip, but I don't think it would hurt to do another set of "Whitnee The Maid" comics once I get around to thinking of gags for each strip. Despite how much work it would take to get everything done, I find it to be a good way to keep myself busy one way or another, and I should also be glad to admit that I have many friends who are always willing to support me no matter what.
:thanks:

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Sonic & Knuckles
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
After watching the movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on Blu-ray not too long ago, I was able to think of the dream I had a while back that involved my original characters, Whitnee Squirrel and Jade Squirrel, being the stars of a fictional 1980s-style arcade video game called "Squirrel Sisters", and I began to figure out which actresses would be perfect to do the voices of both characters. I was thinking that Whitnee and Jade could be played by a popular female duo that everyone would recognize, but I don't exactly know that many female duos in TV shows, movies, etc. like I do male comedy duos. After giving some thought not too long ago, I have decided which two actresses I would chose to play the roles of my squirrel characters - Whitnee Squirrel would be played by Rachael MacFarlane (who was known for playing Hayley Smith from "American Dad" as well as Eris from "The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy"); Jade Squirrel would be played by Mila Kunis (who was known for playing Meg Griffin from "Family Guy" as well as Jackie Burkhart from "That 70s Show"). These two actresses were basically the first couple of choices that were on my mind, but if there's any other actresses who might be suitable to do the voices of either character, I am really curious to hear any suggestions from everyone else.

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No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Tagged by: :iconalukasherzblut:

RULES:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 10 things about themselves in their journal
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
6. No tag-backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "You're tagged if you're reading this"; You legitimately have to tag 10 people.

10 THINGS ABOUT MYSELF:
1. My birthday is on January 28.
2. I like to play video games that have an old-school feel to them.
3. Two of my main interests in life are cartoons and video games.
4. I enjoy listening to 80s music whenever I can.
5. Green beans are my least favorite vegetable to eat.
6. I like to draw furry characters all the time.
7. I have a fetish for socked feet.
8. I am extremely shy in person.
9. I tend to worry a lot if some of my friends don't respond when I want to tell them something.
10. I am a nice guy who just wants to be appreciated and loved for being myself.

MY QUESTIONS:
1. If you would meet Obama and have the chance to make a suggestion for a better educational system, what would you say?
2. Ice cream or cake?
3. Do you believe in god?
4. What do you do when you are sick and lying in bed?
5. Do you have anything against gays?
6. Who of your family is ideal for you?
7. Italy or Spain?
8. Is there any artist who inspire you?
9. What do you do to occupy yourself if you are on the way by car/train?
10. Do you love your pet? (If you donīt have one, which would you like to have?)

MY ANSWERS:
1. I don't know, since that isn't really my kind of thing to decide...
2. Definitely cake.
3. Even though I'm not exactly religious, I actually do believe in God.
4. Unless I had something that needs to be done right away, I'd just go back to sleep.
5. No, not at all.
6. I don't really know what that's supposed to mean, so I'll pass...
7. Italy (I don't know why, though...)
8. There are quite a few artists on here who inspire me to draw all the time, including my friends :iconmintymousyxfce: :iconsmutsblod: :iconpawsnfurs: and :iconchikiyo-wolf:
9. I would read something or play a video game that I'd bring with me.
10. Yes, I love both of the dogs that I take care of each day.

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK:
1. If you were to find a briefcase full of money, what would you do with it?
2. Which food do you like to eat - Hamburgers or Hot Dogs?
3. Have you eaten a pizza topped with barbecue sauce before?
4. What is your favorite kind of video game to play?
5. What kind of socks do you like to wear (if any)?
6. Do you have a favorite cousin/sibling?
7. Which country would you love to check out - China or Japan?
8. What is your favorite kind of music to listen to?
9. Which do you prefer most - Hugs or Kisses?
10. Do you have any best friends outside of deviantART?

10 PEOPLE I CHOSE TO TAG:
:iconwolf492: :icongeminijc: :iconsmutsblod: :iconpawsnfurs: :iconhai-kulture:
:iconmintymousyxfce: :iconlouiseugeniojr: :icontrainman3985: :iconkidokoala: :iconsuiish:
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this journal entry to let all my friends and watchers know how I've been doing lately. In case anybody is wondering, I am actually starting to feel a little better after going through a couple of depressive states not too long ago. I guess the reason I've been so unhappy lately was because I was kinda worried that all my friends who check out my new artwork on a regular basis were no longer interested, even though I was able to do the same by checking out their own artwork that they post on here as well. I am starting to get over such a foolish idea by adding my artwork to many different groups so that other people may be able to notice. If anybody knows any other groups that would be suitable for submitting my artwork in, I would gladly appreciate it.

Second of all, I was able to create a Sonic fan character of my own not too long ago; The new character that I've created happens to be a female squirrel that I named Abby, and I plan on posting my few pictures that I did of her as well as a picture that I did as a contest entry for my friend DarkSonic250. Even though I used to not care for fan characters ever since I began doing artwork on here, I decided to give them a chance by creating my own after checking out all kinds of sweet-looking artwork by other artists who became my friends. One of the first fan characters I've created would be a "T.U.F.F. Puppy" version of Whitnee Squirrel, which is actually slightly different from my own original character.

As for newer artwork, I have decided to work on a set of pictures involving Betty Bat, who is a teenage bat girl that dreams of becoming a rock star with her friends. I was able to think of two characters who happen to be Betty's friends, and their names are Roxanne Raccoon and Scarlett Skunk. All three girls would be part of a rock band that I've decided to name "Creatures Of The Night" (since they are anthro versions of nocturnal animals), and they also like to wear socks and sandals with their outfits.

And lastly, another reason that I've been feeling so good lately would have to be that I was able to buy a copy of the movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on Blu-Ray when it came out on March 5. I went out with my dad and stepmother to Wal-Mart to buy my copy of it, and we were able to eat out at a Chinese buffet restaurant while doing so. As you would probably guess, I decided to watch the movie right after coming back to my home, and I was able to watch it in peace because of my mother having to go out to work that night and I had the house all to myself. I was able to see the movie when it was in theaters, and I still think it is one of the greatest animated movies I've ever seen, especially if it involves video games that everyone knows and loves.

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  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Wreck-It Ralph
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this quick journal entry because I have a question that I'm kinda anxious to ask anyone on here... Should I give up on drawing pictures of male characters unless they're paired up with a female character? The reason I'm asking this is because I was able to post some new pictures involving male characters, and they didn't seem to get noticed as much as I had hoped. A couple of the pictures I've done were mainly point commissions for other artists, but I'm also referring to the picture I did of Mickey Mouse and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit. It didn't exactly get as much recognition as I hoped, especially because I thought everyone knew who both of these characters were. It seems that everyone on here tends to notice artwork that involves female characters all the time, especially the ones who are drawn very nicely and look very gorgeous. Please keep I am not trying to be against anyone for any reason whatsoever, but I actually feel that I just want to be noticed for my unique cartoon style and not just what I'm asked to draw for anybody curious enough to ask. If you completely understand how I feel about something like this, then please feel free to share your thoughts.

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No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Hopeless
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Here is an important message that my friend :iconlouiseugeniojr: posted not too long ago, and I was able to repost it on here for anyone who has been dealing with bullies at least once in their lives. Even if you've seen something like this plenty of times recently, feel free to pass it on in your journal entry for all to see.

Bully Awareness Message

Been the victim of bullying, and still am, only because I am what I am...

The boy you punched in the hall today? Committed suicide a few minutes ago.
That girl you called a slut in class today? She's a virgin.
The boy you called lame? He has to work every night to support his family.
That girl you pushed down the other day? She is already being abused at home.
You think you know them...
Guess what? YOU DON'T!!!

Please re-post this message if you are against bullying.
I bet 99% of you won't...
Re-post this if you're that 1% with a heart.
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon: Black Version
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Even though I've managed to get internet connection working at my home again recently, I've actually been feeling a little unhappy and confused lately. I don't know why I haven't been feeling like my optimistic self these past few weeks, but I think I should let everyone know what's troubling me... As everyone may have noticed, I was able to keep myself busy by working on many of the point commissions and/or art trades that everyone has been asking me to draw for them. I still have plenty of other pictures that I'll be posting on here shortly after I'm done checking my messages from the time I was absent. However, I've noticed that some of the newer commissions/trades that I'm about to work on lately have made me feeling kinda uneasy for some reason; I guess maybe it's because I feel like I should get to work on some newer pictures of other things like some new ideas for "Usagi Yojimbo" fan art, since it's kinda been on my mind recently and I feel like wanting to draw some pictures involving Tomoe Ame and/or Miyamoto Usagi. Another picture that I want to work on is part of a story that me and my friend :iconwolfn85: are working together on, and I don't want to forget it. In case anybody is wondering, here is a list of some of the commissions/trades that I have completed so far, which I have posted (or about to) on here so far, in no particular order:

:icongeminijc: - Margo Bunny and Kandi Bunny
:iconwindycitypuma: - Jackie Herbert
:icontuffagentshepherd: - Kitty Katswell getting an autograph from Felicia
:iconhai-kulture: - Ivy Cat and Whitnee Squirrel walking in the mud
:iconlorddominic: - Portia Fox
:iconrollercoasterviper59: - Maxamillion The Fox in purple-blue striped socks
:iconchumi-chan: - Hunter Eforoz
:iconstevostorti: - Larry
:iconjoshuavillani88: - Whitnee Squirrel rubbing feet in Josh Koala's face
:iconlarrysquirrel: - Larry The Squirrel
:iconsupermafia: - Angel
:iconkairoshi: - Random Birthday Picture
:iconmorroderthefreakyguy: - Marcus and Jenna
:iconkbafourthtime: - Salome Roberts looking at high heel shoes
:iconwolf492: - Cindy Wolf showing off her ponytail to Goldie Fox and Whitnee Squirrel

Despite how many pictures I've done ever since I started doing commissions, I haven't been feeling quite the same as I've always been. Another thing that's really been bothering me is the thought of everyone not being able to notice my newer artwork like they used to. I feel like I'm being left out, especially when some of my friends are able to do gift art for several other artists and forgetting about me (Well, not really, but that's kinda how I've been feeling lately). I actually put so much work on each of my pictures that draw with pencil and ink on paper before scanning them onto my computer and coloring them in with a picture-editing program like Paint Shop Pro X. Please keep in mind that I'm not trying to sound jealous of anyone else whose artwork tends to get noticed a lot on here, but I think maybe I deserve a little more recognition, especially after all the trouble I've been going through since last September. I really am a creative person who's always willing to create newer cartoon artwork for everyone nice enough to ask, but I usually tend to cooperate a little better as long as I know that I am being loved by everyone else who appreciate me just the way I am.

And lastly, another thing that has been on my mind lately is kind of a personal problem... I've been having a bit of trouble saving up my money so I can get a laptop computer for myself. I still don't have a job after being let go from my last one a few years ago, and I've never been able to get a new job, especially since I am incredibly shy in person and I have such a difficult time asking for a job. Once I get my laptop computer, I was also planning on saving up my money so I can meet one of my friends in person and hang out together someday. It may sound like a nice plan, but I'm really worried about what would happen if I wasn't able to do either of these tasks.

There seems to be so much doubt and confusion that's been on my mind recently, and I just wish there was some way to handle it... If anybody has any suggestions of how I can deal with this sort of thing, I would really appreciate any suggestions that are honest and helpful. Thank you.
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Nickelodeon
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pot Roast
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I am still alive after not being online for the last few days. The reason I haven't been on lately is because there was a serious problem with the browsing device that allowed me and my family to access the internet at home. It started late Friday night when the internet device just sort of stopped working all of a sudden; the darn thing wouldn't connect to the internet, and for some strange reason, it was unable to turn off (unless the battery was taken out). This situation kind of upset me all weekend, especially because I was not expecting this sort of thing to happen at all. And so, we had to wait until Monday to take the device back to the store and have them take a look at it. A replacement had been ordered (at little to no cost, I might add), and it was set up momentarily. Because I knew that I would have several messages piling up while I was gone, I probably should take some time off to check most of them before I decide to post my newer artwork on here. This has been yet another hectic situation for me, and I can't believe something like this had happened.
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Final Fight 3
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I am starting to feel really good right now, and that my depression is gone as well. I've actually been feeling better since yesterday, and I would like to thank everyone who was so nice and supportive of me after explaining what happened in my previous journal entry (which I deleted not too long ago). I was filled with doubt and misery for a little while recently, but I'm just glad that I was able to get through it one way or another. I should be lucky to have so many great friends on here who are always there for me whenever I'm feeling low, and I think it's such a great feeling to know that as well. As you probably already know, Valentine's Day is also coming up, and I'll be able to post a couple of pictures that I was able to work on for this year. I certainly hope that it will be a nice day for me, and I'll be able to receive as much love from everyone I know (including my best friend, whom I love so very much).
:love:

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I have some bad news for today... I don't feel like wanting to post a new picture today because I am unable to respond to all of my messages. I was able to check some of the messages before going out to dinner with my father last night, but as I was busy responding to the messages like I usually do each day I'm online, I was unable to continue because I kept on receiving the dreaded 'System Thinks Comment Is Spam' message that keeps on popping up whenever I do so. Usually this is because of all the nice-looking pictures that all my friends post on here that I cannot resist posting a comment for. I know that I could just add the pictures to my favorites folder, but I also want to let my friends know that I was able to check out their latest artwork, since I am not someone who is lazy. This is, without a doubt, a very disappointing moment for me because I wasn't expecting this sort of thing to happen to me once again. I really wish this feature wasn't used for the site anymore, especially because it's very unnecessary to those who check their messages on a daily basis. Hopefully, there won't be too many pictures uploaded for the day (especially the ones from the groups that I'm a member of), and I can continue responding to my messages as soon as possible.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Agony
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea