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As everyone may already know, Halloween is coming up very soon, and I've decided to take the opportunity to talk about something rather fitting that's actually been on my mind lately: Villain characters from Disney animated movies who end up dead in the movies they appeared in. There were quite a few villain characters in the Disney animated movies over the years that we see getting destroyed and/or killed in some way, and I've decided make a Top 10 list of the Disney villain deaths that I actually liked the most. I should warn you that there may be spoilers for those who have never seen any of the movies that I'm about to mention on the list. Other than that, please sit back and enjoy...

MY TOP 10 DISNEY VILLAIN DEATHS

#10 - Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" - I've decided to start off the list with a villain death that doesn't exactly have anything too exciting happening, but it's cool to watch nonetheless. In this movie, Maleficent is able to use her magic to transform herself into an evil-looking black dragon in an effort to destroy the prince once and for all. The prince is able to attack by hurling his magic sword directly at Maleficent's chest, stabbing her to death. I don't really have much to say about this Disney villain death except that it's a pretty simple way for any character to die, and I think it's fair that I was able to include it on the list for sure.

#9 - Percival McLeach from "The Rescuers Down Under" - This next villain death is one that many people don't seem to talk about that often, and I've decided to include it on the list because of the movie being one of my favorites that I've enjoyed since I was a kid. Anyway, what happens in the movie is Percival McLeach and his pet lizard, Joanna, end up falling into the river, where they almost get attacked by crocodiles; McLeach was able to fend off the crocodiles by hitting them with his rifle as Joanna swims back to shore safely. The crocodiles were able to leave him alone shortly after, and he thinks that he was able to beat them single-handedly, only to find out that he was actually heading for the edge of the waterfall. McLeach then tried to swim for all his might, but he ends up plummeting down the waterfall, and he is never seen or heard from again.

#8 - King Candy (AKA Turbo) from "Wreck-It Ralph" - Even though this is a movie that has come out about a year ago, I could not resist mentioning it on the list because of it being such an awesome movie that's worth talking about, and what happens to the villain towards the end is just as cool. Anyway, the hero of the movie, Wreck-It Ralph, is able to destroy all the Cybugs that have invaded Sugar Rush by causing the diet cola mountain to erupt, which acted as beacon to lure the Cybugs in and vaporize them just like in Hero's Duty. The movie's villain, King Candy (AKA Turbo, his true persona), who was now a Cybug himself, also became affected by the beacon and ended up being pulled towards it against his will; And because he was never part of the game that he tried to take over, he would never be able to regenerate after being vaporized at the end.

#7 - Hopper from "A Bug's Life" - In case anybody is wondering, many people actually do consider the Pixar animated movies to be counted as part of the library of Disney animated movies, and I was able to include a couple of villains from those movies on the list as well. In this movie I've included on the list, Hopper was about to finish off the hero, Flik, after being defeated by him and his friends, but then he ends up coming face-to-face with a large bird; At first, he wasn't afraid because he thought it was another fake that was used to scare him and his gang of grasshoppers, only to find out that it was the real thing. He tried to make a run for it, but the bird was able to catch him with its beak and carry him over to a nest of chirping baby birds, which devour him until he's a goner.

#6 - Dr. Facilier from "The Princess And The Frog" - Some people may not actually consider what happens to the villain in this movie as a 'death', but I've decided to include it on the list anyway because of it being a really cool part after seeing the movie myself. After Tiana (who was still in her frog form in this scene) is able to destroy Dr. Facilier's magic talisman, the voodoo spirits from the underworld show up and take his soul as 'payment' for the now-destroyed voodoo charm. As you could tell, Facilier was completely helpless as he was being pulled to the shadowy underworld by his own shadow, and shortly after we see him disappear, we see his face engraved out of stone on a wall with his name engraved next to it. It is unknown if Facilier actually is dead, but we know for sure that his soul is pretty much trapped in the shadowy underworld for all eternity, whether he likes it or not.

#5 - Syndrome from "The Incredibles" - Here is another villain character from a Pixar animated movie that I was able to include on the list, and what happens to him is probably unexpected by most people who were able to see the movie for the first time. As Syndrome was trying to fly away in his personal jet after being defeated by the Parrs, Mr. Incredible was able to hurl his car directly at the jet, causing it to crash down in a fiery explosion. But before that happened, though, Syndrome actually ended up landing in one of the turbine engines of his jet; He frantically tries to get away from the blades of the turbine, but his cape gets snagged and he is then pulled into the engine, presumably chopping him to bits before he was blown to smithereens.

#4 - Ursula from "The Little Mermaid" - Now here is another death in which the villain dies in a kind of gruesome manner, even for a Disney animated movie with a G-rating. Right when Ursula in her giant form is about to finish off Ariel with her father's trident, Prince Eric was able to take control of one of the wrecked ships that rose from the sea and he steers it directly towards Ursula, stabbing her in the abdomen. In a freak coincidence, a bolt of lightning from the storm also ended up hitting her shortly after, and she was practically fried to death in the process. Can you say "fried calamari"? Sure, you can...

#3 - Scar from "The Lion King" - As everyone may already know, "The Lion King" is considered one of the best Disney-animated movies ever made in the 1990s, and what happens to Simba's villainous uncle towards the end is quite memorable as well. Shortly after losing the fight against his nephew at Pride Rock, Scar was able to meet up with his hyena cohorts, who actually turn against him because of how hungry they really were (and also, Scar lied about them being his enemies so that Simba would leave him alone). As the hyenas started moving closer towards him, Scar became completely helpless before they attacked him, thus putting him out of his misery as the fires around them rose higher.

#2 - Clayton from "Tarzan" - Even though this movie doesn't exactly get as much attention as most of the other ones that came out before it, it is still a really great Disney animated movie to watch, and it even features a death scene that some people might find a bit surprising because of what happens to the villain at the end. In the scene, Clayton is seen furiously cutting himself out of the vines that he's tangled up in while using a machete, which he was also using to attack Tarzan. During the process, Clayton hardly noticed the vine that was wrapped around his neck, and right when he was about to get himself free, he ended up losing his footing as he started falling from a great height. Before he could even hit the ground, though, the vine that was still around his neck yanked so tightly that he practically hung to death. Needless to say, we actually get a glimpse of his now-lifeless body just as the lightning flashes.

#1 - The Queen from "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" - I'm sure a lot of people who have been reading this list from the beginning were kinda expecting this classic Disney villain death to be listed on here, and I decided to feature it on the top of my list because of it being one of the best Disney villain death scenes of all time, and it was also the very first one to be made as well. After the Queen, who has used her magic to turn herself into an ugly old woman, was able to trick Snow White into biting a poison apple, she then gets chased by the seven dwarfs who arrived to stop her. She ends up getting chased all the way to the edge of a very high cliff, where she becomes trapped. Not giving up without a fight, the Queen is then able to take a tree trunk and wedge it into a large boulder in an effort to take out the seven dwarfs; When she was about to do so, however, a bolt of lightning hits the edge of the cliff she was standing on, causing the Queen to plummet to her death. Needless to say, the boulder she tried to push ended up falling towards her afterwards, which meant that if falling off the cliff doesn't kill her, the boulder will. :evillaugh:
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  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I have decided to post this quick journal entry to let my friends know that I now officially own a Nintendo 2DS and a copy of "Pokemon Y" to play. Even though I originally planned on getting a Nintendo 3DS after pre-ordering a copy of the game at a local Game Stop before it came out, I actually decided to get myself a Nintendo 2DS instead because of it being a newer version of the 3DS that is much more affordable; While it's not capable of playing games in 3D like its original counterpart, the Nintendo 2DS can still play all the games for the Nintendo 3DS as well as the games for the Nintendo DS, which is all that mattered most to me because of all the great games that I kinda missed out on upon the system's release.

Anyway, I was able to begin playing my copy of "Pokemon Y" not too long ago, and I really enjoyed it after beginning my adventure. Like all the other new Pokemon games in the series, there are newer Pokemon to catch and train in addition to some of the Pokemon from previous games that return, and there's also a new Pokemon type featured in game, Fairy, which I have yet to figure out the strengths and weakness of on my own. In case anybody's wondering, the Pokemon that I chose to start off with is the grass-type Pokemon, Chespin (even though I did plan on starting off with the fire-type Pokemon, Finnekin, like everyone else). So far, I was able to win my first Pokemon Gym Badge, and I'm currently in the middle of trying to get my second Badge. After playing again recently, I was also able to receive a Torchic via the internet (which has now evolved into a Combusken), and I got to choose Squirtle as my Pokemon that was given to me by Professor Sycamore, since I've always enjoyed picking it as my favorite starter Pokemon in the older games. If anyone is interested in trading and/or battling Pokemon with me, I would gladly exchange my Friend Code with anyone who has a Nintendo 3DS. Thank you, and happy gaming! :pokeball:

MY FRIEND CODE: 3454 - 1133 - 9930
MY NICKNAME: CSD
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
Just recently, I was able to download my very first game that I purchased for playing on my Xbox 360 that I bought almost a couple of months ago. I actually had kind of a difficult time trying to set up an account for Xbox Live, but after being able to figure out what to do on my own (which took almost a couple of hours, I might add), I was finally able to get on track and redeem the points needed to purchase downloadable games. And so, I decided to download the first game that was on my mind - "DuckTales: Remastered", which I was able to do a short review for as well.

Almost immediately after downloading this game, I was able to play it for the first time, and it turned out to be just as awesome as I had hoped. As every gamer would probably know, "DuckTales: Remastered" is basically a remade version of the NES game based on the Disney cartoon series "DuckTales", which was made by Capcom, who was known for making great Disney video games back in the day. In this version of the game, the graphics consist of hand-drawn character sprites in 3D-styled environments, which look incredibly nice and amazing for a game that is based on an old cartoon series that I still remember watching as a kid; You might even say that the graphics almost make the game feel like an interactive cartoon because of how they look. Since this game is a remade version of the NES classic, it also features the same control mechanics that allow players to take control of Scrooge McDuck just like in the original game, such as being able to attack enemies by using his cane as pogo stick and/or golf club. Much of the music that is featured in the game consists of remade versions of tracks from the NES game, which are really nice and pleasing to listen to as you play the game. Needless to say, the game also features voice-acting from some of the original cast of "DuckTales" who appear in the game, including Alan Young (as Scrooge McDuck), Russi Taylor (as Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby), and Frank Welker (as BigTime Beagle, Baggy Beagle, and Bubba The Caveduck). Because I didn't want to play through the entire game on my first try, I decided to play at least two of the stages in the game (namely, Transylvania and The Himalayas) before finding a suitable place to stop. One thing I feel like pointing out in this game is when you play it for the first time, you actually start off at an introduction stage that takes place inside Scrooge's money bin, complete with booby traps and Beagle Boys; You even get to fight a boss at the end, which is actually pretty amusing for a boss fight, and I think everyone who's able to check out the game should be able to see it for themselves without me spoiling too much. Other than that, "DuckTales: Remastered" is a game that is definitely worth downloading on any of the systems it's available for, whether you're a die-hard fan of old-school video games or a die-hard fan of classic Disney cartoon shows from yesteryear.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: DuckTales: Remastered
  • Eating: Lasagna
  • Drinking: Soda
First of all, I would love to thank all my friends and watchers who were able to check out the artwork I've done involving the new "T.U.F.F. Puppy" villains that I recently created, and I really appreciate all the friendly comments I received for each picture as well. After being able to draw several pictures involving an alternate version of my original character, Whitnee Squirrel, whom I was able to create as a completely different character in the world of "T.U.F.F. Puppy" (almost like what Capcom did with the many different versions of Mega Man over the years), I decided to take the opportunity to create some newer characters of my own, especially when trying to live up to the hype like all my other friends, including :icontuffagentshepherd: and :iconshinragod:, without me feeling left out in some way. Lately, though, I've been kind of hoping that my friends would also be able to do some fan art involving any of the character(s) that I created so far, which I think could also help me feel a little more confident after dealing with some emotional issues not too long ago. Other than that, I'm just glad I have friends who always look up to me and show their support for me whenever I have anything I'd like share with them.

I would also like to announce that I am about to work on some Halloween-themed artwork that I plan to get done in time for Halloween this year. Instead of drawing individual pictures of each character in a different Halloween costume like I did the last couple of years for Halloween, I will probably be able to draw some group pictures involving two or more characters doing things together while dressed up for Halloween, and I'd also like to work on some similar fan art involving the characters from my favorite TV shows and/or video games. If my timing is just right, I might be able to work on a set of newer pictures involving my original character, Betty Bat (who would actually be suitable for such a holiday, for obvious reasons). If anyone can help me think of any Halloween costumes that I could draw my characters wearing, I would really appreciate any suggestions nonetheless.
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Wreck-It Ralph
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this journal entry as a way of showing off the artwork by a talented artist on here known as 'TheRealSneakers', who happens to be a very good friend of mine ever since I became an artist on dA about a few years ago to this day. I've been checking out his artwork for quite a while now, and I think he does a really nice job at what he draws, which includes anthro animal characters (such as Sneakers The Fox, Majesta, and Tank Squirrel), video game fan art, and funny cartoon gags that look like something straight out of "MAD" and/or "Family Guy". Even though he's actually been a member of the site for eight years now, there doesn't seem to be very many people other than myself who are able to check out his artwork. And so, I have decided to post some of my favorite pictures he's done for everyone else to check out. If you like what you see, please let him know what you think of his artwork, and I'm sure he'd really appreciate it if you watch him as well.

FAVORITE ARTWORK

Harvest, The Queen of Cards by TheRealSneakers Whitnee Squirrel by TheRealSneakers Battle of the Cheapskates by TheRealSneakers Jean St. Claire by TheRealSneakers Goldie Fox by TheRealSneakers New art of Hannah by TheRealSneakers Quick draw Tank Squirrel by TheRealSneakers Examining an energy gem by TheRealSneakers DLN-008 ElecMan by TheRealSneakers Animal Crossing Nibbles and Blaire by TheRealSneakers Sneakers' 20th Birthday by TheRealSneakers Happy St. Patrick's Day 2013 by TheRealSneakers Tank Squirrel 1 remake by TheRealSneakers It's in the cards by TheRealSneakers Echo the bat by TheRealSneakers Schitty Foods Turkey in a Can by TheRealSneakers
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
Because I am feeling a little bored right now, I have decided to do a journal entry that involves posting my favorite pictures that were done by my friends, and I am willing to post the pictures of the first ten artists who respond to my journal entry. To make things a little fair for myself, I will mainly include the pictures of the artists whose artwork I've been watching for a while, and I'll be posting the name/icon of them in each number, which I'll be able to update every now and then. Thank you, and enjoy!

#1 - :iconsmiley-guy:
Elegance Gold by Smiley-Guy The Perfect Team by Smiley-Guy Gift: Whitnee Squirrel by Smiley-Guy

#2 - :iconwolfn85:
A Fox in Socks by WolfN85 Sole Mates by WolfN85 Silk Secrets by WolfN85

#3 - :iconlouiseugeniojr:
Amy's Footwear Removal by LouisEugenioJR Abby's Shoe Removal by LouisEugenioJR Basketball Whitnee by LouisEugenioJR

#4 - :iconicartoonfantic:
Black Dress by ICartoonFantic New Edition by ICartoonFantic My Deviantart ID by ICartoonFantic

#5 - :icontuffagentshepherd:
A TUFF New Year (READ DESCRIPTION) by TUFFAgentShepherd Chaos Girls by TUFFAgentShepherdBustin' Makes Ya Feel Good by TUFFAgentShepherd

#6 - :iconsmutsblod:
<da:thumb id="298709581"/> <da:thumb id="351303461"/> <da:thumb id="368475240"/>

#7 - :iconkidokoala:
Amy Davidson by KidoKoala Elise Davidson by KidoKoala Kura 3 by KidoKoala

#8 - :icontiny-toons-fan:
Whitnee by Tiny-Toons-Fan Babs Playing Basketball by Tiny-Toons-Fan Lola Rollerskating by Tiny-Toons-Fan

#9 - :iconpackwriter:
Brielle Flanagan Color Sketch by packwriter Brianna O' Callaghan Model Sheet by packwriter Young Horse Groom by packwriter

#10 - :iconshinragod:
Whattya Doing? by shinragod Whitnee Squirrel by shinragod TUFFStalkers by shinragod
  • Mood: Amused
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this quick journal entry to discuss about the new game "DuckTales: Remastered", which is a remake of the original "DuckTales" video game on the NES. After hearing about the release of this game back in April, I became really excited about it because of how much I enjoyed "DuckTales" when I was a kid, and I also like to play the video games by Capcom every now and then. I was able to check out the trailers that were shown on YouTube, and I was actually impressed with how the game looks; Not only did the game feature remade versions of levels from the original game (such as The African Mines and Transylvania), but there also appears to be a level that would take place inside Scrooge's money bin, complete with booby traps and Beagle Boys. The game is pretty much a downloadable title that would be available for most current generation consoles, and because I now own an Xbox 360, I actually plan on downloading it onto my system once I'm able to get points for my Xbox Live account (after I access it for the first time, that is). Even so, I am still looking forward to this game, and I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks of it as well.

The Moon Level Theme - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sgNFH…
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Wreck-It Ralph
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Just recently, I was able to buy myself an Xbox 360 with the money that I had saved up for a while, and I started playing it right after setting it up last night. Even though I've always been a Nintendo and Sega gamer as long as I could remember, I think it was about time that I started giving other game systems a chance, especially after wanting to play certain games that were not being released for certain systems that I usually prefer to own (namely, any console made by Nintendo). I've always been kind of skeptical when it comes to the Sony Playstation consoles, but I've never really found a reason to not like the Xbox consoles; Each time I've played an Xbox 360, I've actually enjoyed playing some of the games that were released on it, such as "Guitar Hero III", which I remember trying out at a local Game Stop a few years ago. After giving some thought, I was finally able to get an Xbox 360 after admitting that there really are good games that a worth playing. The game that I was able to buy with my Xbox 360 was "Sonic Generations", a Sonic game that was released a couple of years ago that wanted to play so badly (since I happen to be a die-hard Sonic fan), but I was unable to after realizing that it was not being released for the Nintendo Wii like I had hoped. After being able to try the game out, I have only one thing to say about the game after playing it for the first time: It...is...AWESOME!!! Despite the fact this game was never released on the Wii (even though it was actually released on the Nintendo 3DS, which I do not have yet), it is definitely a game that is meant to be enjoyed by Sonic fans both young and old, and I might be able to do a game review for it later on. For now, it is the only game that I currently have for my new console, but there are some more games I can think of that I'd like to add to my own library of Xbox games soon. In case anybody's wondering, I am mainly buying the games that I find appealing to me, including old-school series games and/or remakes like "Mortal Kombat" (in which this version of the game has Freddy Kreuger from "A Nightmare On Elm Street" as a playable character), but if anyone else knows about any games that are worth playing on the Xbox 360, I would really appreciate any recommendations for new games that I'm willing to try out.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: MAD
  • Watching: Nickelodeon
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Because I'm not really doing anything right now, I have decided to do a game review for the classic video game "Darkwing Duck", which was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES, for short) in 1992. As you would probably already know, this game is based on the Disney animated cartoon series of the same name, and it was also published and developed by Capcom, which is the game company that was known for making the best Disney-themed video games back in the day, including "DuckTales" on the NES and "The Magical Quest: Starring Mickey Mouse" on the SNES. In this game I'm reviewing, players take on the role of Darkwing Duck, the masked crime-fighter of St. Canard whose mission is to stop the bad guys of F.O.W.L. (the Fiendish Organization of World Larceny) from wreaking havoc in the city. The gameplay is very similar to the Mega Man games, in which Darkwing is able to jump around and shoot at enemies with his trademark gas gun while collecting items and power-ups, which allow him to attack his enemies in different ways. Just like in any action-platformer made by Capcom, players are able to select whichever level they want instead of just playing them in the same order each time. There's also hidden bonus stages in each level that Darkwing can access after finding them with this gas gun; They are very tricky to find, but worth playing one you find the locations for them. At the end of each level, there's a boss for Darkwing to fight, and they can range from easy to challenging; The bosses who appear in this game include (in no particular order): Quackerjack, Wolf Duck, The Liquidator, Megavolt, Bushroot, Moliarty, and Steelbeak. Since this game is made by Capcom, the music heard in the game is really nice and catchy, and I practically hum along to the music each time I play the game (especially Bushroot's level theme, which I found to be the most catchiest of all). The graphics in the game are also really nice and cartoon-like, which practically matches the style of the show it's based on. If you're a die-hard fan of Disney-themed video games, I would recommend this title if you haven't played it before, and I think it's worth talking about it anyone else mentions NES titles like "DuckTales" and/or "Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers".
  • Mood: Glad
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda
After taking a break from posting new artwork on deviantART recently all week, I feel like posting a journal entry about something exciting that just happened to me last night. Yesterday, My sister and her boyfriend were able to take me along with them to Evansville, Indiana for some shopping and dinner. Shortly after we arrived in Evansville, the first thing we did was go out to eat for dinner; The restaurant we were able to eat at was Red Robin, which is known for their gourmet burgers, and it was actually our first time eating in one of those restaurants as well. Afterwards, we decided to do a little shopping/browsing at Eastland Mall; While there, I was able to buy a couple of Sonic The Hedgehog drinking glasses as well as a Sonic The Hedgehog leather wallet, which I was able to purchase at Spenser's Gifts for $30. After leaving the mall, we then drove off to the other side of Evansville; I didn't actually know where we were headed until my sister explained to me what the real purpose of our trip to Evansville was - "Weird Al" Yankovic was performing in Victory Theater that night, and they were able to buy tickets as kind of an early Christmas present for me as well! I was really excited after realizing what was going on, since my sister knew how much I love "Weird Al" Yankovic, and this happens to be my second time being able to see him perform live in concert. As you would probably guess, the show was just really awesome and amazing, and we were able to see him perform a lot of great songs including "TMZ", "Smells Like Nirvanna", "Skipper Dan", "You Make Me", "Party In The CIA", "Wanna B Ur Lovr", "CNR", "Craigslist", "Amish Paradise", "Perform This Way", "White & Nerdy", "Fat", "The Saga Begins", and "Yoda". Right before the concert ended, my sister was able to buy me a t-shirt and a couple of magnets, which would also be part of the Christmas gift I would receive early this year. One thing's for sure, I had a really nice and wonderful time at the concert, and it's definitely a night I would never forget.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke
Trades - Ask Me by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Eating: Bacon &amp; Eggs
  • Drinking: Milk
Even though I am taking a break from posting newer artwork on dA this week, I have decided to post a journal entry about something on my mind while I was checking my messages recently. As everyone may probably already know by now, I am a guy who loves video games about as much as I love cartoons, so I feel like wanting to talk about the kind of video games that I enjoy playing. I've been pretty much a Nintendo gamer my whole life, although I also really enjoy playing games on Sega's game systems as well. I've never actually been too keen about Sony's game systems for some reason (even though there are a few game series released for them that I actually find somewhat enjoyable, including "Twisted Metal" and "Sly Cooper"), and I'm just starting to get into Microsoft's game systems after giving the Xbox 360 a chance not too long ago. Ever since I was young, I've been getting into a lot of awesome game series that I remember being out a long time, although I was never able to play all the games that came out when I was a kid until I was able to buy many of them as I got older. As you would probably guess, a lot of the video games that I've enjoyed playing are the old-school titles that have been around as long as I have. I was able to beat many of those games that I've played and/or owned for a while now, which is something that every gamer is usually proud of.

However, there are a few game series and/or game titles that I've never actually been able to complete on my own, which I feel like wanting to discuss to anybody who's interested. For example, the only game of the "Castlevania" series that I've ever beaten so far is the very first one originally released on the NES; I understand that it is one of the most challenging game series that Konami has ever made (as well as "Contra", since I have yet to beat any of the games from that series on my own), and I feel like I should try to beat all the other games in the series just to prove how good I am, especially after hearing my friend :iconshinragod: tell me that he was able to beat "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" on the NES, which kind of surprises me because of it being one of the most challenging games in the series to beat on a single setting (even though you can use passwords to continue your game). Ironic as this may also sound, I've never actually been able to beat "The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time" on the Nintendo 64, and that's only because I've never quite enjoyed playing the 3D Zelda games as much as I have the 2D Zelda games for some reason, even though I was able to give the game a chance after so many years, which I was able to play on my Nintendo Wii after downloading it via Wii Shop Channel.

Even though these are just a few of the games I can think of that I've never been able to beat on my own, the games that I tend to be really good at playing are the action platformers, which is what I find myself hooked on each time I play video games. Despite how most video games are played nowadays, there are a lot of great video game series that happen to be part of this particular genre, including Mario, Sonic, and Mega Man; I've also enjoyed playing the Metroid games, especially after I was able to beat the SNES classic "Super Metroid" not too long ago (although I wasn't able to beat it 'perfectly' for the first time, since it was much longer than I expected it to be). Whenever I play the Pokemon games, I usually just focus on completing the main story for each game without having to worry about catching every single Pokemon known in the series and/or training my Pokemon to battle other people around the world, although I wouldn't actually mind being able to play with some of my friends via Wi-Fi.

After giving some thought about some of these video games that I've mentioned, I've come to realize that I'm not exactly a 'hardcore' gamer like I've always thought I was, and that I'm more of a 'casual' gamer because of the way I play video games all the time. Even though there's always going to be someone who's always been great at playing certain games a lot better than me, I don't want to let such an idea get to me in any way, especially if I'm just trying to be like everyone else who enjoys video games about as much as I do. If you completely understand how I feel, then please feel free to share your thoughts as well.

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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon: HeartGold Version
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I am actually taking a break from posting newer artwork on deviantART for this week. If you were able to read my previous journal entry, you would probably know about me dealing with an art block not too long ago, and I think I should focus on my newer artwork that I'm currently working on. I seem to have gotten over my art block for now, since I now feel like wanting to draw more fan art pictures involving my favorite comic book series "Usagi Yojimbo", including a point commission for my good friend :iconmintymousyxfce:. I am also working on a little something that I might be able to post on here by the end of week. In the meantime, I am still able to accept point commissions for anyone else who is interested, especially if I'm unable to think of anything new to draw on my own.

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: TMNT: Smash-Up
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this quick journal entry to let my friends and everyone else know how I've been feeling lately since my last journal entry on here. As you may have probably noticed, I've been taking quite a few breaks from posting my newer artwork on here so that I can focus on completing the rest of my artwork that needs to be done. Unfortunately, I've just been dealing with a bad case of art block not too long ago, which has been greatly affecting my mood to draw pictures on a regular basis. One of my newer sets of pictures that I'm kind of in the mood for drawing now involves Whitnee Squirrel posing as a pirate captain with a few other original characters being pirates as well. Whenever I try to focus on getting any of my pictures drawn, though, I somehow end up feeling rather different, as if I'm beginning to lose inspiration for my cartoon artwork. I don't know why I've been feeling like this lately, but I certainly hope that I'll be able to get through this unusual feeling by the end of the weekend. Because I have a bunch of other pictures that I need to draw and/or color in as soon as possible, I'm actually thinking of taking a week off from posting newer artwork on dA soon (while being able to check my messages regularly, of course). If anyone on here has any suggestions of how I can easily overcome my art block and feel inspired to draw once again, I would really appreciate it nonetheless.

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  • Mood: Alienated
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
Here is a little something I did called 'MyWeekThroughArt', which involves posting random pictures onto my journal entry explaining what I was able to do with my week so far. And so, here are some pictures I found involving some things I did with my life all week. Enjoy!

Sonic Swimming by Feniiku

Drawing... by Mordekhay88

Old School Video Games by DancingCorpse1000

pizza by ssViolentJ

hamburger by artcoholicz

This was MyWeekThroughArt. How was yours? danlev.deviantart.com/journal/…
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
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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  • 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