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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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  • Mood: Mortified
  • Reading: Bits and pieces of an old novel of mine.
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: The false-promise pizza of Dominoes'
  • Drinking: Tea
So, I decided to get a binder and to print out one of my written-a-long-time ago novels for ArkNorth to edit.  (You can take your time, honey, I've got stuff I'm working on and it needs a lot of work.  Besides, I expect as much to come of it as the first thing I actually self-published).  

I am reminded of how I seem to have a weird predictive writing ability.  It's not a cool one like Jules Verne had, though.  It's really, supremely DUMB.   

It's happened a couple of times with my fanwork.  I remember writing this short Legend of Zelda story back in 2008-09, LONG BEFORE THERE WERE EVEN "SKYWARD SWORD" LEAKS that kind of predicted the existence of Fi.  The Master Sword having a spirit was canon long before then (going all the way back to "A Link to the Past").  I'd seen some fanwork dealing with it - including some nice artwork on this place that interpreted the sword's spirit as a past Link.  However, I wrote something called "Master and Servant" that was a conversation between a random Link and a manifest-spirit of his sword.  I went back and read it after I'd played "Skyward Sword."  I was *struck* by the similarities of my version of the sword-spirit and Fi - blank eyes, a cold personality... Mine reveled a little more in bloodshed than Fi does and had a yellowish-white color, I believe (it's been a while since I've gone over my fic), but... yeah, I was just struck.  

And it made me no money because it was a derivative work for the creation of a Japanese mega-corp that doesn't care about English-speaking gaming-losers. 

Now, well, as I said, I'm re-visiting an old novel-length story I've written, original, that I'd like to polish for self-publication.  I have left notes on the story asking ArkNorth (and anyone else who would wish to edit the thing) to keep a sharp eye out for EVERY TIME I use the name of the main kingdom in it.  

I wrote the original manuscript before certain television events of recent years.  I honestly would have no problem if it weren't for the revival of a certain science fiction series and the creation of one of it's most popular monsters. 


You see, I wrote a story about a gryphon who imprints upon the slave-woman slated to raise him for her king in a world that's part-magic, part other-planet-that-people-came-to-long-ago with now forbidden technology.  The story is about their odd relationship and about their search for freedom.  There's also a subplot of some of the planet's native creatures starting a war against Humanity. I have artwork related to the story on my gallery.  The first kingdom this takes place in, the home of my main characters is named for certain carved stones in a quarry/canyon near to which people settled.  Their precursors saw fit to carve all kinds of magical symbols upon the rocks and to carve some of the pillar-stones into the forms of angels - the kind inspired by obscure stuff in the Bible, like visions in Daniel and the Book of Revelation rather than the cute postcard and figurine-type.  In other words, less Kid Icarus, more Vash the Stampede's Angel Arm.  Not quite Neon Genesis Evangelion, though... I didn't go that far with weird.

The rain has stained the statues over the years, making the angels that have faces (Human, Lion, Eagle, Bull) look like they are crying.  You can see where I'm going with this... 

I've always kind of felt dubious about my brain deciding to name the kingdom "Angels Weeping" but now... yeeeeeeah... I want to re-iterate, I created this kingdom and its oddball name BEFORE the revival of Doctor Who and before I knew what one of it's weeping angels was.  

So, dumb, unwanted "writing-psychic" activity strikes again.  Actually, it struck before that Zelda fic because I remember writing this novel before I got into Zelda fandom.  

I definitely need to find a new name for my principal kingdom.  I'm not sure what is, but... yeah... the first name needs to be tossed.  


Damn.  I am facepalming at that tidbit in my old work.  The work itself is very redeemable, probably even more *marketable* than the novel I already have up on Kindle (if for nothing more than getting to imagine the main human character flying around on the back of a big, amazing creature... who's not FALLLLCOOOOR! but something just as cool).  It's just... that kingdom's stupid, stupid, stupid name.  

Damn. 
 

 
Pittanooki by Shadsie
Pittanooki
So... this happened in my game of Super Smash Bros. today.   I was playing Dark Pit and I got a tanooki-leaf.  When I was playing, Dark Pit was dressed in red and had crimson wings, but, eh, I felt like drawing him more in the original.  I had my trophy case on my copy of the game open for hours just referencing his trophy.  I kind of hope that isn't logged on my time.  

I decided to open up Photoshop and draw a picture of various weird things happening with different characters.  I was taking a long time just on Pittoo here, so I thought people might like seeing just him. 

He's very confused.  I like to think that both of the Pits are very confused by the tanooki-transformation item.   "I can fly? Without using my wings?"  

I've found that I like Dark Pit in Smash.  He's a nice, tough little fighter.  Then again, I find that I like a lot of the "clone" characters more than most of the Smash fandom.  I've always loved the Young and Toon Links, for instance, even though they echo the main Link.  
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  • Mood: Stupefied
  • Listening to: Various Nintendo Themes
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: Salami and Cheese sandwich
  • Drinking: Tea
I got a "Late Birthday / Early Christmas" present today.  So far, I've just been trying out various fighters on the roster in free for all battles with toned down CPUs.  

Super Smash Brothers...  

It's a world where you can be a pink flightless angel with a jet pack fighting a ninja frog and a fitness instructor in a living room full of plush toys and giant kittens.*   

(*The Nintedogs stage, it would seem, responds to whatever favorite pet is in your profile on your DS). 

So, yeah, between playing with taunts and watching a goddess pole-dance (dammit, Palutena!  Just... dammit)!  I just came to... "Heh, heh, Playing Pit, going to make him PINK because I CAN, bawahahaa! .... Ooh, jet pack!"   Oh, Smash, in all games before and continuing now, you never fail to be wonderfully ridiculous.  

Early impressions:  Oh, damn, Greninja is agile... so's the Wii Fit Trainer.  Pally's a little stiff, but makes up for it by being amusing, Pac Man fills me with nostalgia, Robin and Shulk are tempting me to check out their games.  I've thought of downloading Earthbound, the Magicant stage and music really make me want to, but it's going to be a while before I run out of steam playing Smash and need any new games.  I really love Link's "white" costume.  He has a bit of Ordon patterning around the hem and collar.  I figure everyone and their brother will play the Fierce Diety Link, so I might adopt the white costume for playing with others.  GERUDO VALLEY STAGE! Finally!   

And, yeah. That's where I am.  
 
  • Mood: Lmao
  • Listening to: Various Nintendo Themes
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Demo
  • Eating: Hamburger Helper
  • Drinking: Generic Cola
So, I downloaded the demo for Super Smash Brothers for 3DS.  It was overdue only because I thought you had to pay for it and only learned today that it was free.   I'm not a cheapskate, I'm poor, dammit!  

I am wondering if it is possible to unlock, in some way, characters and content beyond those things that are given to you.  I mean, I watched some play on YouTube of the Japanese version of the demo upon which you can apparently unlock things because the person on the video was demonstrating gameplay of the Duckhunt characters going through a gauntlet-run rather than just the free for all stage. I was using it as research for a fanfic (as dumb as that sounds).  

Also, the initial selection of playable characters:  Are they given to you at random or are they the same for everyone?  I got Mario, Pikachu, Mega Man, Villager and to my happiness...Mai Boi, Link.  There is also only one stage, the Battlefield, although there are two versions of it, as I found out fiddling around, a normal form and an "omega" form. 

New items amuse me greatly.  Playing Link, I got a Tanooki leaf and ... Tanooki Link, floating with his little tail is so cute!  Then there's the Fire Bar - one of those horrible, cursed things that killed me many times in Mario games turned into a badass flame-sword!  There's the Gust Bellows from Zelda.  I encountered an attack-cuccoo a couple of times but couldn't manage to grab it, though I sicced THE BEES on characters.  And, of course, there's nothing like going after people with a big ol' Ore Club.  (For those unfamiliar, it is a Kid Icarus item).  Speaking of that, I got a Daybreak one session!  

The only character I've been given that I haven't won with yet is Pikachu, and that's because he's a self-destructing little dweeb.  SO EASY to hurtle myself right off the stage with the little rat.  The way he handles for me is as one of those "too agile" characters.  

On the whole, the controls are easy.  They remind me of previous games, just in handheld form. Very easy to figure out.  

Villager.  Okay, all the variants you can choose for them...  I'm glad I played this demo before writing the third chapter of my current Super Smash Brothers fanfic.  I've started something called "Road Trip" which features a group of surviving Smash fighters/Nintendo characters on a bus trying to outrun zombies and make it to a safe zone.  Yes, it's insane, but no more so than the actual games, I think.  Anyway.... seeing those blank, unblinking eyes up close on my 3DS screen... a horde of Zombie Villagers is just begging to be written.   
Not Today. by Shadsie
Not Today.
So those who care don't worry about my state of mind lately - do not worry, I've had this image in my mind for a while.  

I like to imagine this kind of situation in my mental landscape.  I like to personify my depression / the depression-side of what I've got as a nasty, hungry black beast. (I have no idea why I like to imagine the moose-antlers, though). If if you're wondering about the skull on the human figure, well, I like skulls.   Even when I am happy (or angry, as the mania side of me seems to be with me most of the time), or on an even-keel, I am aware that this beast follows me, always two steps behind.  Maybe, on my best days, four steps behind.  

It follows, looking for an opening, any opening to leap upon me to try to devour and kill me (in that order).  I have a sword with which to fight the beast, to beat it back.  The hilt is made of those I care about/who care about me and thoughts for them.  The blade is made of Hope.  I polish it up regularly in Oil of Spite (that is, spite for the world, a kicking stubborness against its labels and petty thoughts).  

I don't believe that there is any single solution, nor do I even believe "It Gets Better."  I believe, firmly, that I will always be fighting the beast, perhaps making gains in my journey, but it will always be lurking in the shadows.  

What I believe in is the Fight.  Any day when I can tell the beast "Not today." is a good day.  

Pencil on paper.  
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Shadsie
Empress of Bones
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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. Otherwise, I am prone to becoming obessed 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 unpublished novels, original misc. artwork and my jewelrymaking experiments.

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: The more I learn about nature, the less guilty I feel about eating its creatures.
Interests
  • Mood: Mortified
  • Reading: Bits and pieces of an old novel of mine.
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: The false-promise pizza of Dominoes'
  • Drinking: Tea
So, I decided to get a binder and to print out one of my written-a-long-time ago novels for ArkNorth to edit.  (You can take your time, honey, I've got stuff I'm working on and it needs a lot of work.  Besides, I expect as much to come of it as the first thing I actually self-published).  

I am reminded of how I seem to have a weird predictive writing ability.  It's not a cool one like Jules Verne had, though.  It's really, supremely DUMB.   

It's happened a couple of times with my fanwork.  I remember writing this short Legend of Zelda story back in 2008-09, LONG BEFORE THERE WERE EVEN "SKYWARD SWORD" LEAKS that kind of predicted the existence of Fi.  The Master Sword having a spirit was canon long before then (going all the way back to "A Link to the Past").  I'd seen some fanwork dealing with it - including some nice artwork on this place that interpreted the sword's spirit as a past Link.  However, I wrote something called "Master and Servant" that was a conversation between a random Link and a manifest-spirit of his sword.  I went back and read it after I'd played "Skyward Sword."  I was *struck* by the similarities of my version of the sword-spirit and Fi - blank eyes, a cold personality... Mine reveled a little more in bloodshed than Fi does and had a yellowish-white color, I believe (it's been a while since I've gone over my fic), but... yeah, I was just struck.  

And it made me no money because it was a derivative work for the creation of a Japanese mega-corp that doesn't care about English-speaking gaming-losers. 

Now, well, as I said, I'm re-visiting an old novel-length story I've written, original, that I'd like to polish for self-publication.  I have left notes on the story asking ArkNorth (and anyone else who would wish to edit the thing) to keep a sharp eye out for EVERY TIME I use the name of the main kingdom in it.  

I wrote the original manuscript before certain television events of recent years.  I honestly would have no problem if it weren't for the revival of a certain science fiction series and the creation of one of it's most popular monsters. 


You see, I wrote a story about a gryphon who imprints upon the slave-woman slated to raise him for her king in a world that's part-magic, part other-planet-that-people-came-to-long-ago with now forbidden technology.  The story is about their odd relationship and about their search for freedom.  There's also a subplot of some of the planet's native creatures starting a war against Humanity. I have artwork related to the story on my gallery.  The first kingdom this takes place in, the home of my main characters is named for certain carved stones in a quarry/canyon near to which people settled.  Their precursors saw fit to carve all kinds of magical symbols upon the rocks and to carve some of the pillar-stones into the forms of angels - the kind inspired by obscure stuff in the Bible, like visions in Daniel and the Book of Revelation rather than the cute postcard and figurine-type.  In other words, less Kid Icarus, more Vash the Stampede's Angel Arm.  Not quite Neon Genesis Evangelion, though... I didn't go that far with weird.

The rain has stained the statues over the years, making the angels that have faces (Human, Lion, Eagle, Bull) look like they are crying.  You can see where I'm going with this... 

I've always kind of felt dubious about my brain deciding to name the kingdom "Angels Weeping" but now... yeeeeeeah... I want to re-iterate, I created this kingdom and its oddball name BEFORE the revival of Doctor Who and before I knew what one of it's weeping angels was.  

So, dumb, unwanted "writing-psychic" activity strikes again.  Actually, it struck before that Zelda fic because I remember writing this novel before I got into Zelda fandom.  

I definitely need to find a new name for my principal kingdom.  I'm not sure what is, but... yeah... the first name needs to be tossed.  


Damn.  I am facepalming at that tidbit in my old work.  The work itself is very redeemable, probably even more *marketable* than the novel I already have up on Kindle (if for nothing more than getting to imagine the main human character flying around on the back of a big, amazing creature... who's not FALLLLCOOOOR! but something just as cool).  It's just... that kingdom's stupid, stupid, stupid name.  

Damn. 
 

 

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ever-so-excited Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital 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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AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! It's really appreciated!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hello, this is a little random. I am sorry if it's a nuisance
But if you feel like it (no pressure!) I tagged you for this meme/ questionnaire:
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have a wonderfull gallery of art!!!!inspring!!!!!thank you for posting such great works!!!!!!
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aranea-designs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! We've featured you for the month of August in the #skull-painting group! You may get a few requests from me for work that hasn't been submitted to our gallery yet and if you have anything new to add, just do so as you usually would and I'll make sure it gets to the Featured folder! :)
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Sadly, I don't find as much fresh material as I used to, since I live in a suburban apartment now (strangely enough, a few skulls have found me on roadside walks, still)...

I do live next to a cemetary but... no... just no... though it has been joked about in my household. XD
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aranea-designs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I love your work.

I live in the city too, but a lot of people online sell skulls, so I get those to paint. I've cleaned the bones from roadkill before too, but even that is difficult when you have neighbours close by!

LOL at the cemetery jokes! I work at a funeral home so yeah.. similar jokes!
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