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It's kinda hard to believe, but 2013 has officially come to an end, and I've decided to post this journal entry explaining about how my year went before I actually start fresh in 2014. As you would probably guess, I was able to spend much of the year drawing cartoons for all my friends and everyone else here on deviantART, and I received a lot of kind and honest feedback from everyone who really enjoy checking out my artwork, which actually helps me feel inspired to continue drawing. Though there were moments in which I've felt jealous for not getting as much attention as I deserved for my talented work, I try not to let my emotions get the better of me like they have been recently, and I'm just hoping that it doesn't happen to me as much in the following year. I should actually be lucky to have so many friends on here who are always so understanding and supportive, and they're able to give me helpful advice when I really need it, especially if I'm starting to feel left out in some way. Because I'm so grateful to have many friends and watchers, I was actually thinking of doing something really nice for the upcoming year... I've decided that I could do requests for free every once in while, but only for the users whom I consider to be my friends after being able to get to know them for quite some time. Of course, what I'd really like to do is participate in any collaboration projects with anyone who is interested, since I did enjoy being able to do a few of them with a couple of my friends this year; Whether it involves me drawing pictures or writing a story, anybody could just let me know, and I'll be sure to see what I can do as long as I'm not working on something else. Needless to say, my birthday also happens to be this month, and it won't be long before I turn 28 on January 28 as well. In the meantime, though, I would also like to share some of my personal favorite pictures that I've done for 2013, which everyone is more than welcome to comment and fav. Thank you, and Happy New Year as well!

PERSONAL FAVORITE PICTURES OF 2013

Whitnee Tickling Lizzy by CaseyDecker Princess Goldie's Foot Massage by CaseyDecker Bridget's Feet In Stockings by CaseyDecker Jowee and Mari by CaseyDecker Happy Valentine's Day 2013 by CaseyDecker Keiko Bunny Action Figure by CaseyDecker Betty Bat In Socks by CaseyDecker Goldie and Clara - Southern Iced Tea by CaseyDecker Abby The Squirrel by CaseyDecker Abby The Squirrel In Socks by CaseyDecker Malmsteen and Whitnee - Two Gorgeous Gals by CaseyDecker Kitty and Allison - Birthday Girls by CaseyDecker Gloria Fox by CaseyDecker The Tickling Of The Teacher by CaseyDecker Casey and Alicia - A Cute Couple by CaseyDecker Abby On The Beach by CaseyDecker Princess Tales by CaseyDecker Goldie and Rita's Hiking Trip by CaseyDecker Liz-E The Cat by CaseyDecker Usagi and Tomoe - Summer Days by CaseyDecker Malmsteen and Whitnee - Volleyball Match by CaseyDecker T.U.F.F. Beach Holiday by CaseyDecker Akai Relaxin' by CaseyDecker  Lady Malmsteen's Birthday Surprise by CaseyDecker Whitnee and Ivy - Hawaiian Party Girls by CaseyDecker Kitsune Teasing Gen by CaseyDecker Tomoe's Foot Treatment by CaseyDecker T.U.F.F. Puppy Villains - The Water Wolf by CaseyDecker T.U.F.F. Puppy Villains - Yami Squirrel by CaseyDecker Yvonne The Clownfish by CaseyDecker Michelle and Cindy - After School Gaming by CaseyDecker Keiko And Cocoa - Sexy Maids Bound by CaseyDecker Squirrel Sisters Watch AVGN by CaseyDecker Lizzie McDinga by CaseyDecker Mega Man and Shade Man by CaseyDecker Rita Cheetah - Breast Cancer Awareness by CaseyDecker Ebony's Halloween Outfit by CaseyDecker Rita and Goldie - Pumpkin Carving by CaseyDecker T.U.F.F. Stalkers by CaseyDecker Angela's Ticklish Training by CaseyDecker The Volleyball Player's Massage by CaseyDecker Sasha Wolf - Cake and Socks by CaseyDecker Betty Bat Sock Tease by CaseyDecker Sabina's Christmas Outfit - REMAKE by CaseyDecker T.U.F.F. Girls Gift-Wrapped by CaseyDecker Christmastime With Sharon by CaseyDecker Abby and Liz-E's Christmas Shopping by CaseyDecker Sabina and Akai - Christmas Lovers by CaseyDecker Merry Christmas 2013 by CaseyDecker Ebony's Christmas Outfit by CaseyDecker Squirrel Sisters' Winter Break by CaseyDecker
  • Mood: Thrilled
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this quick journal entry to let my friends know what I've been up to during Christmas this year. I was able to receive some very good gifts from my family, even if I didn't get exactly what I wanted this Christmas. The things that I was able to get for Christmas this year included a few new t-shirts, a couple new pairs of blue jeans, a Superman wrist-watch, and a copy of "The Big Bang Theory: The Complete 2nd Season" on DVD (which happens to be a TV show that I just started enjoying recently after my father and stepmother helped me get into it). I didn't get any new video games this Christmas, but I did get a gift card for Game Stop worth $100, which I can then use to buy a few new games for myself. After we opened gifts that morning, my family and I were able to head out to my grandparent's place for Christmas dinner, and we also did a little gift exchange that involves exchanging random gifts with anybody, which I was able to receive a battery charger that I'm sure to put to use for my game controllers that use batteries and the like. Even though Christmas Day has come and gone for this year, I still have a couple of holiday-themed pictures that I'll be able to post on here soon, including a picture that I did for New Year's Day 2014. Other than that, I hope that all my friends were able to have a very Merry Christmas this year, and I would also love to hear how everyone's holiday season has turned out as well.
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Horrifyingly MAD
  • Watching: A Christmas Story
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
As I'm writing this journal entry that I've decided to post, I can now say that I am officially done with drawing Christmas-themed pictures for this year. I just completed the last picture in my set of Christmas artwork not too long ago, and I should now get to work on my pictures that I plan on posting for next month as well, including pictures for some of my friends whose birthdays are in January (other than mine, of course). I would have completed my artwork much sooner, but I've been dealing with some issues involving my inner demons and a faulty computer mouse, which made it kind of difficult for me to complete my pictures without worrying so much like I have been recently. Luckily for me, I was able to handle much of these problems either on my own or with a little help from my friends, and I managed to finish my artwork just in time for the holiday season.

On another topic, I was able to go out and see the Disney animated movie "Frozen" in theaters with my aunt last Sunday, and I never got a chance to tell anyone until just now. Because of the heavy snowfall we've been having last weekend here in Indiana, I was in the mood for going to see this movie for myself, especially after hearing everyone else say how good it is (other than the fact it was made by the creators of "Wreck-It Ralph", an awesome movie). The movie itself was really nice and charming, especially when shown in 3D, and it actually put me in kind of a good mood after being able to see it with my aunt; I was even inspired to draw a picture of my original character, Whitnee Squirrel, dressed up like Queen Elsa, which I actually plan on coloring after scanning it onto my computer. I also liked the Mickey Mouse cartoon short that was shown at the beginning of the movie, which was quite hilarious, and totally worth watching in 3D. If you haven't been able to see the movie yet, I would recommend seeing it while it's still in theaters, especially during the wintertime.
  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
In case anybody has been wondering what I've been up to lately, I was able to spend Thanksgiving on Thursday with my family like I usually do every year. We had ourselves a big feast with more than enough food to eat, we were able to play a few board games together, and then we'd pick out names for our annual gift-exchange that we do each year for Christmas afterwards. Even though I had such a really good time with my family, I've actually started feeling a bit depressed later on that evening and throughout much of yesterday; As a result, I hardly got any sleep at all that night, and it wasn't until four in the morning when I was finally able to get some sleep. One of the main causes of my recent depression would have to be of me trying to focus on my newer artwork that I've been trying to complete in time for Christmas this year. Because of how depressed I was, I didn't even feel like wanting to continue drawing my pictures after coming home at around eight o' clock that evening, but I did try to play some video games to see if that would help ease up my depression. Needless to say, I've also been dealing with the same kind of stress that I've experienced the past few times, which has actually made my depression feel even more unpleasant than it already was. I began to feel quite lonely and empty on the inside, and I decided to spend my afternoon yesterday chatting with some my friends on Skype using my smartphone. After being able to hear from my friends recently, I didn't feel too sad or miserable anymore, and I was able to get through the rest of my day just fine.

Now that I'm starting to feel a little better, I should at least try to focus on a couple of important issues I'd like to discuss with everyone that involves my newer artwork I've been posting on deviantART. For example, I've felt like such an idiot for always expecting to hear from certain friends whenever I post my latest artwork for the day; I completely understand that my friends really do like my cartoon artwork so much, and I shouldn't force them to check out a new picture I've done just so I could hear what they think of it (including any pictures that I've done of my original characters that I like to draw all the time, such as Whitnee Squirrel and Goldie Fox). I should also keep in mind that if I do want to chat with any of my friends on here, I shouldn't be afraid to let them know by either sending them a note or posting a friendly comment on their profile page. In a way, I'm actually quite grateful to have so many good friends on deviantART who have all been so kind and understanding to me, especially if I've had something on my mind that's been troubling me. In fact, I would also like to take this moment to say thanks to all my dA friends who are able to help me become who I am today. Even though I actually have a lot more friends other than the ones I listed, these are just some my friends that I feel like wanting give my special thanks for being so awesome to me (in no particular order):

:iconsillkung: :iconwolfn85: :iconmintymousyxfce: :iconkidokoala: :iconkairoshi: :iconkbafourthtime: :icongeminijc: :iconmagic-kristina-kw: :icontuffagentshepherd: :iconlouiseugeniojr: :icontrainman3985: :iconticklelabs: :iconsmiley-guy: :iconstockings300: :iconprincesstales: :iconsuiish: :iconhai-kulture: :iconwolf492: :iconprettyfoxxylady: :iconshinragod: :iconalukasherzblut: :iconmizzgenk: :iconacpaws: :iconivan-elterrible: :iconlatinnewyorker: :iconsupermafia: :iconicartoonfantic: :iconartgamerandy:

Thank you all for being great friends to me, everyone. :thanks:
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Jingle All The Way
  • Playing: DuckTales: Remastered
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this journal entry to let my friends know that I actually feel kind of anxious about the question that was featured in my latest poll topic, which had to do with peer pressure. It may have been a question that I was most curious to ask my friends on here, but I was also dealing with a bit of stress at the time of when I posted it. Lately, I've been kind of wondering what everyone actually thinks of my original characters that I've been drawing for quite a while, since I feel like I've been doing a lot of fan art pictures to appeal to everyone who has the same interests as me, which probably isn't enough for an aspiring cartoon artist such as myself. Whenever I draw the pictures involving my original characters (not just fan characters such as Abby The Squirrel and the "T.U.F.F. Puppy" version of Whitnee), I try to make each character unique so that anyone who checks out my cartoon artwork will find them to be quite appealing. Needless to say, a lot of my artwork actually involves anthro animal characters, which I've always loved drawing as long as I could remember.

Even though many of my friends on here have given me some helpful advice about feeling left out or even being discouraged about not having my artwork being noticed by certain people, I still tend to worry when it comes to not being able to hear from my friends when I need to tell them something. I guess you can say that I've had such an unnecessary habit of expecting to hear from my friends, especially when I'm able to post a certain picture that everyone else might like, which is actually a weakness for me. I should also let my friends know that I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings in any way if I seem a little clingy towards them; It's just that I sometimes desire attention of the friends whom I feel like wanting to chat with, that's all. I know that even if I'm not able to hear from friends right away, I'm pretty sure that they're able to understand one way or another.

I think I should also let my friends know that my birthday is coming up in about a couple of months from now, and I'm actually kind of anxious to ask some of my friends if they could draw something as a gift for me on the big day. One particular artist that I am most anxious to ask for something is :icondavetoons:, since he was able to draw some really awesome artwork for my friends :iconshinragod: and :icontuffagentshepherd:, and I just didn't want to think that I'll be the odd man out if he's unable to do so; I've never really been good at ask for anything, mainly because I'm afraid of being told "no". Even though I have a couple of months before my birthday, I probably shouldn't be able to worry about something like this, just as long as my friends are always here by my side.
  • Mood: Questionable
  • Listening to: Random music on my iPod
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Solatorobo: Red The Hunter
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
I've been in kind of an emotional rut for some reason lately, and it's actually been affecting my mood to draw as well. I have a bunch of Christmas pictures that I need to complete by the end of the month, including the Christmas-themed requests for twelve of my friends that I've decided to work on. However, I was kind of expecting a much better turnout after letting everyone know about me being able to accept twelve requests for about a week, since some of the friends I was expecting to draw pictures for haven't been able to respond to my journal entry; And also, some of the pictures I've been asked to draw this time are like curve-balls to me. For this reason, I've decided to not accept anymore requests at this time. Here is a list of people that I've decided to draw Christmas-themed pictures for this year, in no particular order:

:iconmizzgenk: - ED and Whitnee Squirrel wrapping Christmas presents
:iconwolf492: - Clara Wolf giving a present to Skyler Fox
:iconkoleyl: - Sheeba Saber dressed up like an angel singing Christmas songs
:iconlouiseugeniojr: - Casey Squirrel and Lois (NOT Louis) Squirrel under mistletoe
:icontuffagentshepherd: - Kitty Katswell, Allison Retriever, Whitnee Squirrel, and Lady Malmsteen wrapped up like Christmas presents
:iconkbafourthtime: - Kirianna Lion, Gillian Doggy, and Geoffrey Doggy decorating a small tree outside together
:iconchipmunkraccoon2: - Eleanor and Theodore with Christmas cookies
:iconmintymousyxfce: - Parisa in a Christmas outfit
:iconkidokoala: - Noel The Holiday Spirit
:iconacpaws: - Francine, Agent S, and Chrissy celebrating Christmas
:iconshinragod: - Sharon and her Pokemon celebrating Christmas
:iconmasterghostunlimited: - Kitty Katswell and Lotus Fox celebrating Christmas

There are a few other pictures I haven't listed that I might be able to draw as well, but I'm still hoping that some of my other friends will be able to ask me to draw something for them before the holiday season comes and goes this year. Because of how I'm feeling lately, I probably won't be able to post any new artwork until tomorrow, and I might need to take a few days off for the next couple of weeks in order to work on the pictures that need to be done.
  • Mood: Insecure
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nothing right now...
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda
Now that Halloween is officially over, I would like to announce that I will be accepting Christmas-themed art requests for twelve of my friends here on deviantART, which will also be counted as gifts that I'll be posting for the next month as well. In case anybody is wondering, I am still drawing pictures for point commissions and/or art trades; I am only able to accept requests for this time so I can do something special for my friends this holiday season. Anyway, I've decided to take the opportunity to work on my Christmas artwork a little early this year so that I can focus on everything else going on while keeping myself busy in November. If you have multiple ideas for Christmas-themed pictures that you'd like me to draw for you, please feel free to list them when you post a comment on here, and I'll be able to choose the one I like most, since I'll only be able to draw one picture per friend (total 12). Thank you, and happy drawing!

RULES FOR REQUESTS
1. I can only draw one picture per friend.
2. I do not draw pictures that involve sexual content and/or graphic nudity.
3. I do not draw pictures that involve characters being killed in a hateful manner.
4. I am okay with drawing pictures of fan characters as long as they're affiliated with something that I really enjoy.
5. I am not interested in drawing characters from shows/movies/games/etc. that I don't care for at all (such as "Naruto", "My Little Pony", and the Archie Comics version of "Sonic The Hedgehog").
6. I don't really like to draw anthro characters that are animals with horns and/or hooves (such as cows, horses, goats, and deer).
7. When asking me to draw an original character that I haven't seen before, please show me a detailed reference of that character so that I can know how to draw him/her.
8. I enjoy drawing pictures involving my original characters (such as Whitnee Squirrel and Goldie Fox) with other original characters that are created by other artists.
9. I prefer to draw pictures that are appropriate for most ages, so please don't ask me for anything dirty.
10. I am willing to draw any kind of picture as long as it's nothing too complex; Anything that's quick and easy for me to work on will be just fine as well.
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Cartoon Network
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
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:
  • Mood: Devious
  • Listening to: VG music
  • 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:
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#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 - :iconsillkung:
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#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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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