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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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So, I was kind of boredly googling myself again - my handle and fanfic because I always find that my fics travel to interesting places.  I don't consider myself a "Big Name Fan" in any of my fandoms, but the Internet remembers everything.  (I have to tip-toe around my involvement in ancient fandoms and the hate I got in them for being psychotic.  I'm medicated now... though, unfortunately or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it, I'm still tough enough to be alive).  

The closest thing I've gotten to having a "big fic" that lots of people in a fandom know about is the co-written with RedmageLilith alternate / original universe fanfic for The Legend of Zelda series, "The Great Desert."  

I found it on a Brony Youtube thing of all places: 

I didn't listen to the entire thing - I just skipped around until I saw the mention that Google had picked up.  Right around 14:45-15:00. 

What I find interesting is that the review is like every other critical review I've ever seen for the thing.  A. Reviewers go by the name the fic is under on my fanfiction accounts and don't take into account the mentions / notes that it was co-written, thus Lilith gets nixed on the credit.  This is unfair.  B. People seem to really like the basic ideas behind the story, the universe-setting and how it begins.  C. People will talk about how they think the story is well-written, or "incredibly well-written"  (Flexes writing arm. Booyah!) D. Inevitably, critical reviewers think the story unravels right at the point where our... unique... take on Hyrule's trinity of goddesses is introduced.  E. These reviewers didn't complain about it being rushed towards the end, but many other reviewers I've come across do.  

Finding these kinds of reviews (assuming they aren't just the same guy all over different places on the Internet?  I think there are multiple parties with similar opinions)... it makes me think about the overhaul/rehash of the story I've been trying to get off the ground for a long time. 

Lilith seemed to have lost interest, but lately (last I've been talking to her online / in chat ) her interest in doing a remake has been rekindled.  

So, my proposal is: Lilith, if you're reading this, we really need to discuss, besides the stray ideas we've been lobbing around for character introductions and world-introductions for games that came out after we wrote the original - is... we need to discuss some major revisions to the story-arch.  Mostly, I want to make magic more prominent, as in, we need to make it more clear that magic does still exist in Hyrule despite/alongside the existence of the magitek and science-fiction elements.  

A lot of people don't like what you wanted to do with the golden goddesses.  I did like that stuff and still do.  I think what we need to do is to somehow make them "more goddessy" or just to make what we did with them flow better. I mean, I think it's weird that so many people don't like that, but I really did.  This will be a case of "do we write more in line with traditional Hyrule because it's what people really want / were disappointed we didn't do" or do we go ahead and still write we want but find a way to make it more magical and to make it better incorporated into the the meta Legend?  

I don't want to take all of the sci-fi out of it... I mean, when I played Skyward Sword, I looked at the Goddess Plume items and thought "Hey, dilithum crystals!"  and came up with the idea that they were formed from some sort of coolant and fuel leaking from ancient ships.  *Laughing.*   I don't know... we just need to incorporate it better. The fact that Skyward Sword exists now may help.  

And anything to do with Spirit Tracks will come with the heavy Western vein.  Steam trains. That is all.  

I definitely flubbed on on details of the Twilight Realm and having Hyrule-characters knowing alternately too much or too little about it.

Urk, what I'm saying is, Lilith, if we revive this beast, let's look up all the reviews of the original that we can and let's listen to them.
I am wondering if I should give up writing fan fiction.  

I am a sick person and what I do for humor in some of them is apparently a sick fetish that no one needs.  I guess I'm looking for encouragement, hoping someone will tell me different and this is the only place I can think of to post a thing like this.   This is the only place that allows for fourm-stuff / replies / communication where I know I have readers.  

I'm sure I'll take this down later.  I'm in on of my "I feel like giving up on life" moods. 
Since relations and relations of my relations don't come here, or at least not usually, maybe when I Facebook link one of my stories... and because I shouldn't be afraid anyway...  

So, I'm looking at my Facebook feed and some of my faraway relatives (and people they've married) are prone to posting political memes.  It's not the kind of thing I post.  I'd rather post geek-memes and various references to anime and video games that they'll probably never get.  Occasionally, I find one that disturbs me a little or makes me think, but don't comment on it because I don't want to fight with my relatives (even if I haven't seen them in years).   

Like, last night, someone posted something about the symbolism of the Confederate flag - apparently, it has all this Christian lore symbolism to it and is supposed to stand for fighting for liberty.  I was tempted to find the picture of the Facepalming Christ statue I've seen around the Intertubes to post to that, but I held my digital tongue.  It's not because I don't think Facepalm Jesus doesn't have a say, it's just that the someone who posted it is much older than I am and I don't think I'll be listened to.  Kind of the same situation as with in-person interactions with relations who've expressed casual racism.  

A younger person, on who is younger than me, I think, whom I don't even know personally, but who is married to someone I know and seems to be a good way of getting updates about him because I haven't seen him post much... posted some macro about illegal immigrants.  "Who's going to feed them? Who's going to clothe them?  If you want them, you do it!"  - and my first thought was "Would if I could." and my second thought (since I've seen this person mention churchy things on occasion) is that if churches in America were doing their calling, there'd be more of them doing just that!  But, I don't feel like I can stand up and say that to relatives or meme-makers directly, because, well, there is a point to be made about pragmatism. 

This is where I think that I am "soft-hearted to the point of stupid," at least on some things.  Not too long ago, in Philly, me and my folk were walking through on of the squares after having lunch at a restaurant and a panhandler blatantly came up to ArkNorth asking for money so he could "get something to eat."  I offered him my leftovers, which I realized later was a little rude, since who wants a stranger's leftovers? But if I were hungry and didn't know where my next meal was coming from, it's something I'd take.  He declined, so we were sure he just wanted money for other things, but... that's the way I am.  My first instinct (after fear) was a Jimminy Cricket-nag of ... "I've got food, do you want it?"   And the whole incident left me feeling stupid, both over not being able to help and feeling like prey. 

So, I'm left wanting to change world but know the world's not changing.  I'm left wanting to do something and to say something, but feeling like I have to pick my battles, know who I will be listened to and know whom to let alone.  I feel like it's a good thing that I'm soft-hearted, yet it makes me prey - stupid, stupid prey.  
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Reading: ... some writing project I'm working on
  • Watching: Disney stuff on ABC Family, I guess?
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors
  • Eating: Bacon Sandwich
  • Drinking: Water
I got a Nintendo gift card as a late birthday present and used it for various things a few days ago - filled out my Smash roster (I'd only been able to get two of the download fighters before, got the last one).  I also wound up getting a Virtual Console game I'd been wanting to try for some time.  

So, I started my journey in Earthbound today.  I made the characters and the food preferences default, but chose "Love" as my "favorite thing" instead of "Rockin."  (I'm not much of a rock star).  I'm in the beginnings of it, still lacking anyone in my party (beyond the Pokey and Picky quest with the meteorite).  

The mid-nineties video game logic in this is both nostalgic and amusing.  All the adults are eager to send a kid out into the world on a mysterious quest armed only with a cracked old baseball bat (and aren't worried about what he might do with that bat, either)... You "tame" vicious stray dogs and other animals (how to you tame a snake?) with your baseball bat.  You "tame" street-gang members dressed like clowns with your mighty bat.  Not so much taming as getting people to submit and say "Please stop trying to break my shins!" huh?    

And then... the local police don't seem to worry about a little kid confronting a knife-wielding maniac and his scrap-metal robot-tank... yet express a desire to cross a roadblock into the next town and five officers will come after you with their martial arts moves! 

I adore the sign at the Onett Hospital informing patients and visitors of the tombstones for sale and the discount for people who pass away at the Onett Hospital, signed the Onett Surgery Staff.  -  I laughed so hard at that I had tears in my eyes!  

In other words, I'm figuring the game out and having fun with the quirky humor.  

I'll probably go back to Hyrule Warriors next gaming session, though.  I've just unlocked the Master Sword and need to whittle down its KO-count to release its full power.  In other words, future-Fi thirsts for blood and Link must quench it. 
  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Watching: TV's on but I don't care...
  • Playing: Earthbound
  • Eating: Cheap BBQ pork
  • Drinking: Tea
Amazon Prime Day.  Just a reminder for any shoppers looking for books for their Kindles or for a friend's... I have a book.  Still have a book.  Still kickin'.  For better or worse, like me, it exists. 

www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMGYHTK
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Reading: Attack on Titan manga
  • Watching: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors and maybe Earthbound later...
  • Eating: Old tacos from Taco Bell
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola

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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.
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So, I was kind of boredly googling myself again - my handle and fanfic because I always find that my fics travel to interesting places.  I don't consider myself a "Big Name Fan" in any of my fandoms, but the Internet remembers everything.  (I have to tip-toe around my involvement in ancient fandoms and the hate I got in them for being psychotic.  I'm medicated now... though, unfortunately or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it, I'm still tough enough to be alive).  

The closest thing I've gotten to having a "big fic" that lots of people in a fandom know about is the co-written with RedmageLilith alternate / original universe fanfic for The Legend of Zelda series, "The Great Desert."  

I found it on a Brony Youtube thing of all places: 

I didn't listen to the entire thing - I just skipped around until I saw the mention that Google had picked up.  Right around 14:45-15:00. 

What I find interesting is that the review is like every other critical review I've ever seen for the thing.  A. Reviewers go by the name the fic is under on my fanfiction accounts and don't take into account the mentions / notes that it was co-written, thus Lilith gets nixed on the credit.  This is unfair.  B. People seem to really like the basic ideas behind the story, the universe-setting and how it begins.  C. People will talk about how they think the story is well-written, or "incredibly well-written"  (Flexes writing arm. Booyah!) D. Inevitably, critical reviewers think the story unravels right at the point where our... unique... take on Hyrule's trinity of goddesses is introduced.  E. These reviewers didn't complain about it being rushed towards the end, but many other reviewers I've come across do.  

Finding these kinds of reviews (assuming they aren't just the same guy all over different places on the Internet?  I think there are multiple parties with similar opinions)... it makes me think about the overhaul/rehash of the story I've been trying to get off the ground for a long time. 

Lilith seemed to have lost interest, but lately (last I've been talking to her online / in chat ) her interest in doing a remake has been rekindled.  

So, my proposal is: Lilith, if you're reading this, we really need to discuss, besides the stray ideas we've been lobbing around for character introductions and world-introductions for games that came out after we wrote the original - is... we need to discuss some major revisions to the story-arch.  Mostly, I want to make magic more prominent, as in, we need to make it more clear that magic does still exist in Hyrule despite/alongside the existence of the magitek and science-fiction elements.  

A lot of people don't like what you wanted to do with the golden goddesses.  I did like that stuff and still do.  I think what we need to do is to somehow make them "more goddessy" or just to make what we did with them flow better. I mean, I think it's weird that so many people don't like that, but I really did.  This will be a case of "do we write more in line with traditional Hyrule because it's what people really want / were disappointed we didn't do" or do we go ahead and still write we want but find a way to make it more magical and to make it better incorporated into the the meta Legend?  

I don't want to take all of the sci-fi out of it... I mean, when I played Skyward Sword, I looked at the Goddess Plume items and thought "Hey, dilithum crystals!"  and came up with the idea that they were formed from some sort of coolant and fuel leaking from ancient ships.  *Laughing.*   I don't know... we just need to incorporate it better. The fact that Skyward Sword exists now may help.  

And anything to do with Spirit Tracks will come with the heavy Western vein.  Steam trains. That is all.  

I definitely flubbed on on details of the Twilight Realm and having Hyrule-characters knowing alternately too much or too little about it.

Urk, what I'm saying is, Lilith, if we revive this beast, let's look up all the reviews of the original that we can and let's listen to them.

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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.
[link]
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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:
[link]
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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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