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I work in a variety of mediums and my works have a variety of themes. You'll find everything from painted found animal bones and other nature art to fantasy pieces, to original writing and even lots of fanart for some of my favorite things.

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My tastes are varied and, thus, I favorite a variety of things. Some things here are gifts to me, some things are fanart, some are original, and there are even some photographs here.

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I don't really have any room on my walls for prints, and expect no one to ever get them for me, but I do like these. Think of this as a secondary Favorites gallery.

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Going  the old pages of my gallery I see... Bad art, bad writing, bad art related to bad writing and a few pieces I am actually still proud of.  Portrait of a roadkilled dog called "Brutal Honesty" - yep, I'm still proud of that one.  My  gryphons, even from years ago, are still pretty decent.  I used to do a lot of fanart for Trigun... I was seriously obsessed with that anime... 

Speaking of that, I found a weird inside joke between :iconarknorth: , :iconslagpit: and I.  

Ed from Cowboy Bebop with Vash's Angel Arm from Trigun!!!! 

Angel Arm Ed by Shadsie


It's so old!  I don't know what happened to the  original copy!  

Anyway, it is a reminder that I wanted to draw, at  some point, Pit of Kid Icarus / Kid Icarus: Uprising with an Angel Arm because he is an angel who uses "arms" class weapons!  Eh, heh, heh.  I wonder what he'd do with Vash's.  Why, Hades, you have no head left, and no, Medusa wasn't the  one who did that to you!  Lunar Sanctum?  Have a hole!  
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Frozen winds knocking on my window
  • Reading: This page.
  • Watching: People gorge themselves on food shows
  • Playing: Exoptable Money
  • Eating: Souls
  • Drinking: Water
... Die, dammit!  

Just another complaint about Deviant Art's system or my own forgetful misplacing of files.  I was overlooking one of my fanart pieces that I'd submitted to somewhere just to see what my description of it was when, lo and behold, on my sidebar there appears links to old work that I thought I'd deleted long ago.  I deleted one of these pieces again and looked through galleries where it, by rights, should be and couldn't find the related pieces that also should be deleted. Are they gone and just showing up as ghosts on my sidebar or do I have them tucked away somewhere where they should not be?  

For those who are crying "Don't delete work!" - I have good reasons.  I almost never delete things.  When I do, it's most often because I have an update of said work or it's being "reincarnated" in a different form. The thing I am finding bothersome this time happens to be something that could be a life/career effecting issue:  Old pre-edited chapters of a novel that is currently finished.  The finished, pentulatmate form has been PUBLISHED.  In light of this, I really do not need the old rough-draft chapters that I'd originally placed on here to get advice on from friends/watchers hanging around.  So, I go through, see these old things on my sidebar when I was SURE I'd gone through and deleted them... it is rather obnoxious when it's a thing I'm actually finished and polished on and am trying to sell.  (Or at least lend out.  If you have Kindle Prime, you can access my junk free from the lending library).  The point is, I have an old version of a done, polished and professionalized thing hanging around here when I do not want it.  

I'm going to have to go scour and try to clean up my stuff.  Old, years worth of  stuff.  Or shake my fist at DA's "ghost" system. 
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Frozen winds knocking on my window
  • Reading: This page.
  • Watching: People gorge themselves on food shows
  • Playing: Exoptable Money
  • Eating: Souls
  • Drinking: Water
My buddy, :iconkhinablender: 's family dog is in dire straights right now.  Her sister wrote up a profile on GoFundMe to ask for help in alleviating an unexpected vet bill. Personally, I am unable to spare anything at the moment (trying to scrape enough together to keep things like utilities on at my house), but I want to help as soon as I am able.  At the moment, what I can do is to share the link:  

www.gofundme.com/wjnjzbgs  

So, if you can spare a fiver or a ten, how about helping a beautiful German Shepherd and the humans who love her?  

Also, if you hit an animal and it's possible, not hindering your safety or the safety of other humans, to stop, STOP, DAMMIT!  Even if you cannot do much, your'e supposed to stop and try to help / get help!  Not everyone in the world is going to sue you. Even if you can't help with a bill, just stopping and letting someone know you had an accident and doing what you can is the right thing to do!  (Maybe this hit and run behavior just annoys me because I once personally risked my life in a situation with horses, so... ugh... I don't like it when people are thoughtless with animals like this).
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: Music from loud neighbor's Super Bowl party
  • Watching: Why am I watching Oprah?
  • Eating: Eggs, Bacon and Toast
  • Drinking: Tea
I was up last night with unspecified pain doing, what else?  Reading fanfics.  I got to thinking about themes in my own and that led me to thinking of themes in my original work.  

I wonder if I am somehow uniquely suited to write a particular theme - why I feel like I can bring out a theme pretty well in fanfiction where the theme is already present in the canon - because it's something that's been showing up in my original works before got into "this or that fandom" or even knew of "this or that fandom's" existence.

I'm not talking about my  "dark" writing.  People seem to know my writing for unflinching descriptions, creepy themes or psudeo-philosophy... 

But one thing I think I'm really good at beyond that stuff...  The theme of Undying Loyalty.  Or, at least, it's a theme I seem to like.  I noticed it some time ago when thinking over and writing some of my attempts at real novels.  I've been editing "Malarkey and Belinda"  for the umpteenth time and the entire plot of that revolves around the loyalty of a gryphon who "imprinted" upon a woman in humble circumstances when he came of the egg.  The short thing I have cast to the winds of Kindle self-publishing, "A World of Rusted Dreams"   www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMGYHTK Is about a pair of young people and their supernatural bond-creatures that, by their very "guardian angel" type natures are utterly loyal.  I've poking around with writing something new about a group of people who work together who've developed undlying bonds of friendship due to basically only having each other to rely on... 

And so I've noticed that I can do pretty well with that in my silly derivative fanworks, too.  I've written quite a bit about Link and his companions in the Legend of Zelda games.  One of my best-received stories is about Scrapper the Robot in Skyward Sword exhibiting a truly-cursed-to-robot-immortality loyalty to Fi/The Master Sword.  I've done a few fics about Navi and her loyalty to Link, more than one spanning over Link's lifetimes.  I have an entire headcanon regarding the nature of Pit's loyalty to Palutena for my Kid Icarus stuff.  (His loyalty to her was only ever broken in one fic in which my co-writer and I made her purposefully slightly off-character for the sake of the plot - and in that, really, REALLY bad things happened).  And I've been contemplating my new stupid-game-obsession I've been doing fanworks for, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and thinking through various ways I want to handle various versions of the tactician, Robin - because, much like Pit, there's a canon undying loyalty-character if there ever was one.  

If you read my derpy fan fiction  and ever see, with these kind of characters, a mention of "imprinting" - that's basically me borrowing a concept from my own "Malarkey and Belinda" original novel (I will pull you out of edit-hell eventually!).  If I portray it as a supernatural or "by the creature's very nature" bond, I'm probably channeling "A World of Rusted Dreams."  Variations on the theme of "loyalty" are just something I've been playing with for years, for decades, really.  

Writers practice autocannibalism.   We borrow from our past selves all the time. 
  • Mood: Pain
  • Watching: Food stuff on Travel Channel
  • Eating: Sammich from the godlyWaWa
  • Drinking: A lovely blend of hydrogen and oxygen atoms
Okay, I can't stop thinking about this... how frustrated I really am. 

So, I've officially de-watched Super Smash Universe. Hopefully Ninty Fans will be better for me.
 I have lots of reasons for the dewatch of SSU.  One is seeing lots of ass and tits of Nintendo characters in my face every day - it doesn't matter if the artists do nudes well, the fact that it seemed like it was taking up half my feed on my club-watch every damn day got a little tiring.  There's plenty of vanilla art there, but the sheer amount of stuff that was tempting me to turn on my Mature filter got me a little peevish. I have no problem with people drawing and enjoying what they want, it's just that I'm an asexual female - not the audience for that stuff.  Another reason is how pendantic the club was on some of their rules.  It's like, okay, you allow bare, enlarged Palutena-boobs but you lock a picture out for a little blood or a character drawn as a zombie for Halloween. And this last thing... rejecting a picture of not-even-the-offending-character-but-vaugely-related-to-the-offending-character over "genderbending" for a canonically ambiguous character?  

Okay, so you don't like the idea of Robin being Lucina's mother and passing on her class and coat, but can't you just admit that it is a personal preference with no bearing on options in the actual game that people do play? 

I'm just really annoyed by this.  I, for one, have never seen any kind of announcement that Robin is "definitely totally male as the only CANON, bitches!"  by any official source.  I've seen it for Shiek of the Legend of Zelda - (and that might have been an ass-pull. I think Nintendo does lots of ass-pulls. Lots of Zelda fans think lots of Zelda things are ass-pulls). I know that the male default seems to be favored in certain respects (the amiibo and its uses for Fates and other games), but to say that it is THE canon / only canon for the character - well, that's like saying that Shiek and Zelda are separate people because they have separate Smash roster-slots and differing amiibos.  -_-  The canon-actual-game of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has them as one and the same, possibly split-personalities, but a magical disguise.  I see the Robins in Fire Emblem: Awakening in a similar light - They're either male or female and await the choices of the player.  They're kind of like Schrodinger's Cat, except with sexing.  Hell, that's what all the trophies pertaining to them IN SMASH read as descriptions!  (I have a Validar trophy which mentions his "child" for crying out loud!  Not a "son")!  So, HOW THE HELL is the existence and use of the female in fanart a violation of canon?!!!  I didn't even use Robin! I only used used the CONCEPT of Robin's existence as a female as a basis for the art, and even that was something you'd only know if you read my description! (It's easy enough to imagine Lucina borrowing the male's coat).  

Apparently, the concept of a female version of a character that can exist in the playable version of a video game as a female is somehow offensive.  

Gah... If I ever get my own console by which I can play the Fallout games and I join any Fallout fanart clubs, I'd better not run into this shit for my Lone Wanderer.  Or Skyrim, if I ever get to play and fangirl Skyrim in a way more than "Watches a relative play."  The male nephew likes making FEMALE avatars in that, too!  

The club admin or admins can do as they wish.  It is their club and I do not have any designs to change it.  I'm just walking away like a good little frustrated fan artist, but yeah.  Not watching that club anymore.  I think not-watching a club means you've de-joined, but I don't know.  They can keep the art pieces I already have there if they wish, or discard them. I do not care.  Off to other places that allow a greater variety of themes and creative freedom, I hope.  
  • Mood: Rant
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Drinking: Tea

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Shadsie
Empress of Bones
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hello, I go by Shadsie. If you want to know my age, I "live outside of time."

I am an artist of varied mediums, some of them unusual. My favorite medium is acrylic paint and I frquently use animal bones as a canvas. I find these out in natural places and meticulously clean them - I don't kill any of the animals to make my art, they're all just found.

Otherwise, I paint on canvas and paper. I draw, I sculpt a little and I even do a bit of digital work - in short, I work with whatever I can get my hands on and do a lot of experimenting.

I have an associate's degree in graphic design, but it hasn't seen much work. I have written fantasy novels that I'm seeking publication for and have not obtained yet. I self-published one piece on Kindle, A World of Rusted Dreams complete with illustrations, just to see what would happen with it. It's a quiet, strange little fantasy story about a pair of teenagers and their guardian-creatures visiting a city in a wild and barren world.

Otherwise, I am prone to becoming obsessed with various entertainments and will do fan art for such. My gallery is split between fan art, works on skulls and bones, artwork related to my novels, original misc. artwork and jewelry-making.

I am willing to take concrit on all works unless specified, even on older works for which I am too lazy to enable the new "critique" feature on.


Enjoy!

Current Residence: Hyrule.
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Various
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Nature Art, Surrealism, Realism, Anime.
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Hmm... something made of bone?
Wallpaper of choice: Painted animal bones cover my walls.
Skin of choice: No skin. Bone.
Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede.
Personal Quote: I don't want a world where no one dies. I want a world where no one wants to die.
Interests
Going  the old pages of my gallery I see... Bad art, bad writing, bad art related to bad writing and a few pieces I am actually still proud of.  Portrait of a roadkilled dog called "Brutal Honesty" - yep, I'm still proud of that one.  My  gryphons, even from years ago, are still pretty decent.  I used to do a lot of fanart for Trigun... I was seriously obsessed with that anime... 

Speaking of that, I found a weird inside joke between :iconarknorth: , :iconslagpit: and I.  

Ed from Cowboy Bebop with Vash's Angel Arm from Trigun!!!! 

Angel Arm Ed by Shadsie


It's so old!  I don't know what happened to the  original copy!  

Anyway, it is a reminder that I wanted to draw, at  some point, Pit of Kid Icarus / Kid Icarus: Uprising with an Angel Arm because he is an angel who uses "arms" class weapons!  Eh, heh, heh.  I wonder what he'd do with Vash's.  Why, Hades, you have no head left, and no, Medusa wasn't the  one who did that to you!  Lunar Sanctum?  Have a hole!  
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Frozen winds knocking on my window
  • Reading: This page.
  • Watching: People gorge themselves on food shows
  • Playing: Exoptable Money
  • Eating: Souls
  • Drinking: Water

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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks so much for the watch! Your ID is awesome and for some mysterious reason I pictured you with darker hair, idk why...haha I wouldn't be brave enough to put a real pic of me on my ID here. That's for facebook xD

I assume since you watched me you'll be reading the ALBW fic, whee! The title is pretty lame though...thought maybe you'd be able to suggest something better.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of skimmed to read later.  I'm trying to remember what roleplay it was... was it the one where I played a rather grumpy Hilda?  I had a friend (online friend I made whom I learned lived about an hour's drive away from me) come for a visit yesterday - second time we've gotten together - and was all tired last night trying to read it, so I gave up and slept.  

I've given thought to returning to Zelda Dungeon, but I don't know how welcomed I'd be back.  The last time I looked in so many names and topics had changed.  I just got Triforce Heroes as an unexpected Christmas present - so I can talk that there, I guess.  I also got my own copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening as a present, so I could give the borrowed game  back to my aforementioned friend and could say "Go ahead and erase my files if you need to."  So, time to create a second iteration of "Shadsie." I won't be replaying Skyward Sword for a while, since my buddy borrowed that from me.  

I hit the watch because I realize I hadn't been watching you should.  I'm on Facebook, too.  I'm not too secret on my real name here since I sign a lot of original works with it and I shill my self-published book.  Stacey Nordwall if you want to look it up, though I don't know who you are there.  I'm... pretty random on Facebook so far - I also watch people and places who are fountains of geek-memes, so I share a lot of those. 
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that was the one. You were Hilda. I still have my Mathias/Matt OC and "Thief Girl", who I gave the name Lilla. It's a reference to a Fire Emblem game I know you probably never played. The first one that was released outside of Japan for GBA, Blazing Sword. But it has no subtitle for the western release. It's just Fire Emblem. Anyway there's characters in it named Matthew and Leila, who are a couple and of the thief class. I think that subtle reference is the cleverest thing ever. This time I also gave a name to "Spear Boy" though.

Don't feel bad, I havent been around ZD in eons either. Dunno if I will go back...and I keep my facebook for irl people/family. I don't use it at all for online friends.

I saw that you got Triforce Heroes on your journal. Is it any better than Four Swords? I have the Four Swords virtual console thing that allows single player on my 3ds and I'm not that impressed with it.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never played Four Swords, actually.  I wind up playing with my buddy Blender (23 Blenders) a lot, with a random online person to fill the roster.  It's cute.  It's very much an alternate universe of Hyrule, though, being this little kingdom of Hytopia that's obsessed with fashion and instead of the stakes being "darkness will cover the land forever, whahaha!" its' more like "People will be UNFASHIONABLE forever! - le gasp!"  Madame Coture reminds me of Edna Mode from "The Incredibles."    

Single player on Triforce Heroes sucks.  I tried it once on the lowest level and found it impossible to do one of the puzzles to pass - and it's very easy with other people / was easy with random online people.  You do pick t up pretty quick and random online people can be really great and cooperatve.  
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Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyo, I finally came around to drawing your prize for the Kid Icarus contest. c:
Hope you like it! :D

Contest prize - Viridi by Tulpen-Teufel
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lilith-chan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured out a trope we should add to The Great Desert Page. Genre Savvy for Link for knowing being nice to old people gets you free food and mention how in fairy tales refusing to help the elderly meant you would end up crippling yourself. Plus the guy who helps the old person marries the Princess... Hey, wait a minuet of forest here.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want to, you can go ahead and add that.  

I was skimming the fic the other day, and thinking of the remake I never kept up with.  Playing Hyrule Warriors, I think that Warriors Link's vision-animal would be a bull.  With the other warriors, he's a part of a herd.  He charges into enemies like a bull... and if I did anything where he were included, it would be a joke on how I "bullfight" a lot of enemies in waiting for them to reveal their weak points.  
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ever-so-excited Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey! Thank you so much for adding my Sparrot piece to your favorites! :love: So glad you liked it enough to do so. :nod: Thanks again for your support!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
I tagged you for a meme-- you don't have to do it if it's a bother of course. I had a few questions in there I was curious about.
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TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You may need to look up the Skyward Sword Manga to understand that fic I sent you.
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