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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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District 10 Link Remake by Shadsie
District 10 Link Remake
Remake of an ink-drawing, done digital.  Doing things this way may give me incentive to actually finishing the series that this is supposed to be a starter to.  

It's a parody of one of the Hunger Games movie promotional posters - specifically, Link is in a parody of the poster for District 10, the Livestock District.  (Using the Twilight Princess incarnation of Link as a model because he is a farmer who works on a goat-ranch). 
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  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Eating: A little baby burger that wants its mommy.
  • Drinking: Water
I am having some difficulties with my Internet right now.  The Internet is precarious, therefore, if I vanish for a little bit and you're looking for me, I'm probably okay. 

I say "probably" just because I never know with me.  It is winter. The world is slippery.  I don't handle walking on/around ice well... by the time you're reading this, I could have busted up my bones and be in a hospital or something.   Or, maybe my precarious emotions could have gotten to me and yes, I am the person on the news who stripped naked and ran out into traffic screaming "Booyah!" because I forgot my medication!  

Or maybe, I was just eaten by squirrels.  Hey, around here, they can get pretty aggressive! 

Nah. If I'm only off and on or a cut out for a week (looks like my 'Net will be fine, but, still, being cautious since I didn't have it this morning), I'm probably just having computer / net issues. 
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Watching: Late Night Crap
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
So, another Christmas gift arrived for me in the mail - a new(ish) re-furb laptop with better processing capabilities from my old one.  So far, there's some good, and some annoyance. 

Annoying things: I do not know why Windows 7 / Explorer on this likes to log me out/not remember my name when I come back to a website, even after I hit the little thing that pops up that TELLS IT TO.  With the exception of my e-mail, I have to plug in my name and password EVERY TIME I come back to a site.  

The bar on here is kind of weird.  It's like, clear at the top, which is kind of a visual freak-out for me. 

The text and general layout on here is kind of small.  I think if I made things bigger, it would stretch out and mess up everything, though, so it's just something I'm going to have to get used to.

I don't have AIM or Trillian installed here yet and I'm trying to figure out the thing in general before I mess with stuff like that.  My previous laptop is still functional, so if I need that system (if any of you whom I actually talk to on it say "Hey, I'm on again" ), I can go ahead and get on it. 

Good things: I am not having nearly the problems with it stalling up whenever I run until an obnoxious blind-siding ad on here.  My old lappy would start growling at me and overheating whenever I navigated somewhere and one of those stupid runs-automatically video-ads which I loathe came up. 

Video on here is AMAZING.  Last night, I watched several Nostalgia Critic / That Guy With The Glasses site videos and the first long episode of a GOREGOUS Ghibli TV-anime / fairytale series that AN procured ( "Ronja, the Robber's Daughter" ). The video ran absolutely smoothly, unlike on my previous machine, which sometimes staggered and stalled even on things I had fully-saved to the hard drive.  This machine also has viewing in HD, so I get really nice sharp picture.

The battery on here is nice and long.  The battery on my other laptop cuts out at about the 2-hour / 1-hour 30 min mark.  The battery on this thing is supposed to last for 6.  This means, come Spring, I can take this to the park if I want to write outside without relying on my notebook scrawl (I often have trouble reading my own handwriting, especially when I write excited / on a tear).   


Anyway, I've been transferring some of my creative-files from the old machine to this one so they can be worked with and generally have another home.  It's kind of interesting what I've found.

First of all, AN put in my screensaver / background picture from my old machine.  It is unique.  It is a piece of fan art / illustration done for me by someone I haven't seen hide nor hair of in at least five or six years.  I used to know someone going by the name of ABO from Trigun fandom, on the "Trinut" message board.  In talking to the members of that board, I shared some of what was, back then, an in-progress novel of mine, "Malarkey and Belinda."  I have some artwork I've done for it here in one of the folders on my gallery.  The main story is done now, but it's pending yet another edit (after several edits already) because I am not yet entirely happy with it.  Anyway, ABO was so interested in what I had up and had shared of the story that she did a WONDERFUL digital-painting of my main character-gryphon flying against the sunset and my world's triple-moons.  Then, ABO just up and disappeared.  She pulled her art off DA, the last I saw her was some exchanges on Trinut before I drifted away from the board.  Seeing that my last days there were filled with me being overemotional and stupid, I'm worried that we parted ways with her thinking of me as an idiot.  I even wonder if she ever regretted doing art for me.   Well, if she's still out there, still alive, still comes to DA every once in a while... ABO, I still treasure that piece of art you made me... and I still use it, after all these years.  

I am thinking of stowing the art in favor of something of my own as a screen, just to make the new lappy different from the old one, but I don't know what I want to put up yet (just so long as I have that wonderful piece saved and on file to inevitably use again.  I do like it that much). 

Then, in transferring my writing files, I make a few interesting discoveries.  I found something I should re-read and put up as a Zelda fanfic piece, since I haven't actually done anything pure-Zelda in a while. (My fannish attention has been carried away with Super Smash Bros. and Kid Icarus).  I discovered an "academic paper" written by Shad of Castletown about the history of the Hylian race and the Oocca.   Finished, but never published.  Upon finding it, I remembered that I did that piece for a site called North Castle back when I used to be on their forum. There was a proposed project among the regulars to create a comprehensive history / mythology of Hyrule for the site (before the Hyrule Historia came out). I wound up putting a bid in for writing from the perspective of Shad and I made a creation myth couched in a text / academic paper.  A little dry as far as fanfic goes, but what I skimmed was interesting.  It's like... "Wow, I forgot all about that."  

So, yeah, I'm making some interesting discoveries in trying to adjust to a computer upgrade. 

Oh, and on Smash Bros. tonight, I WHOOPED THE MASTER CORE'S BUTT with Ganondorf, of all characters. 
  • Mood: Stupefied
  • Watching: Back to the Future II
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: Muscat Grape Gummies
  • Drinking: Tea
So, I'm a touch unwell today and I'm watching Back to the Future II because, it's 2015 and I need to.  

Um... according to it, we do have until October 21st - (which IS a Wed.  I checked the nifty little calender we got from one of our Chinese places)... well, we have until then to create a world (or at least a pocket of California) with: 

Flying cars!  Hoverboards! Food Rehydrators! And really stupid fashions!  

Anyway, I'm cataloging various things the 2015 of the film has that we do not have and things that we do, both merely anticipated in the 80s.  

Flying cars and skyways: Of course, we don't have these yet.  I've read about flying cars being in production, but basically as nifty science experiments. It's been said that having skyways and flying personal vehicles like this would be a great systematic problem due to the sudden introduction of a third dimension to driving when driving is already filled with hassle and danger.  

Hoverboards: Same thing.  I've seen stories about them being experimental toys, but not being at a stage where they are marketable.  

Food rehydrators:  I want one of these.  They'd make dealing with dried mushrooms easy. (Yes, Blendder, if you're reading this, I can feel you cringing). Hey, I like 'shrooms.  Any food that you need to re-hydrate, though, always comes out a little stiff (I like to get dried soups and stuff and they never come across as fresh scratch made).  That Pizza Hut pizza looked awesome coming out of the movie re-hydrator.  


Suspended animation kennels: If I didn't think that would pose a great risk to the animals, that would be a great thing to have.  Keep your dog or your cat suspended while on vacation or on a business trip so that they don't have to miss you.  We don't have those in Reality 2015. 

Clear ties and double-ties:  Oh, thank you, merciful Lord that those didn't catch on.  So stupid.  Same with wearing your pants inside-out. 

Long, bright colored reflective jackets and wrap around glasses:  I actually WANT those to catch on.  I actually think a few of the future-fashions are cool and I like Doc's getup.  Same with the computer-adjusted shoes and jackets. 

Newspapers: Maybe Doc should have handed Marty a Kindle, but paper newspapers are still around. I'm glad. I like the feel and sound and smell of paper, which is why my Kindle-collection is still light while my bookshelf is heavy. 

Antiques:  Heh, heh, I love that part.  Many of those predictions were spot-on, not that they were hard to make.  Computer enthusiasts sometimes collect antique computers.  Lava lamps are still being made, but vintage ones are collectors items.  I haven't seen a Dustbuster in years and I'm sure there are some antiques shops that have them.  

Cafe 80s:  Places like those exist.  I remember going to a (gone now, I think it burned down) place in Phoenix called Polly Ester's for a wedding/bachelorette party for a friend that an 70s and 80s retro place.  I wasn't brave enough to try the Flux Capacitor on their drinks menu. 

Houses where the lights and sound are on command: Some people have those.  Not us typical poor people like the McFlys, though... they're more of a wealth-thing.  

Attitudes like the police-women had that the neighborhoods of the poor should "just be torn down" :  Yeah, that's around, but that's the kind of thing that's been around ever since there have been people.  

The Scenery Channel: Well, we don't have TV so much for that as we do computers, though I think there *are* some channels on cable like that.  It reminds me of someone putting in a large-screen screensaver. 

Hovering back-adjustment belts: We don't have those, but upon seeing that again, I thought of the Teeter Hangups I've seen on late night and mid-afternoon TV commercials.  

Fax machines! - We still have one!  It is occasionally useful, too, as some government offices still take (or even prefer) faxes of information, believe it or not.  I've also heard that while they're largely out of style in the United States, that Japan makes a lot of use of them.  

Alright, all that's left is for the Cubs to win it.  Go, Cubs! 
  • Mood: Enjoying The Show
  • Reading: Some of my own work in progress
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: About to go to kitchen, cook beef.
  • Drinking: Ramune - Lychee Flavor
I got unexpected presents this Christmas.  I was thinking we weren't going to have anything at all, and I get "Santaed" with a Wii-U and, subsequently, from Slagpit, a copy of Smash Bros Wii-U.  

Needless to say, I've not exactly been spending my time productively lately... 

Anyway, ArkNorth, Slag and I like to do weird "themes" whenever we play Smash Brothers.  Invariably, we start out with our favorites (AN likes Mario, and Link is Mah Boi ), and then we evolve (or de-evolve, it depends upon how you look at it) into coming up with weird little theme battles. "Swords Club!"  "Sci-Fi Tech Club!"  "Everyone is pink!"  "All dark-themed characters!" ... and lately, Slagpit and I, when we decided we wanted to fiddle around with the Wii Fit trainer and Little Mac chose CPUs of Wario and DeeDeeDee so we could have "in shapes and out of shapes!"  

I just discovered, fiddling around on my own, that yes, Virginia, you can do an 8-player Smash with you against all CPUs.  This is only fair because not all of us have seven friends / big families to spare.   

Almost as soon as I played with this, I created crazy rule-sets.  


The Seven-Nation Army - 1Player. Choose a character.  then choose CPUs of characters representing seven different game-universes.  Yes, there are enough different games represented in Smash Bros. to do this.  You are a single warrior taking on a seven-nation army.  Good luck! 


The Hunger Games - Can be done with a single human player or multiple. Male and female "tributes" from each "District" (game).  Sadly, it winds up only representing 4 Districts than the Hunger Games' 12 and it is a little difficult getting who you want given the limited number of women represented in Smash. It can be done, though.  I played a game with Pit and Palutena (Skyworld) vs. Mario and Peach (Mushroom Kingdom) vs. Pikachu and Jigglypuff (assuming genders on them, for Pokemon) and Link and Zelda (Hyrule).  


If you wish to try something that came out of my diseased mind, go ahead and have fun! 

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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: Winter Downs
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Eating: A little baby burger that wants its mommy.
  • Drinking: Water
I am having some difficulties with my Internet right now.  The Internet is precarious, therefore, if I vanish for a little bit and you're looking for me, I'm probably okay. 

I say "probably" just because I never know with me.  It is winter. The world is slippery.  I don't handle walking on/around ice well... by the time you're reading this, I could have busted up my bones and be in a hospital or something.   Or, maybe my precarious emotions could have gotten to me and yes, I am the person on the news who stripped naked and ran out into traffic screaming "Booyah!" because I forgot my medication!  

Or maybe, I was just eaten by squirrels.  Hey, around here, they can get pretty aggressive! 

Nah. If I'm only off and on or a cut out for a week (looks like my 'Net will be fine, but, still, being cautious since I didn't have it this morning), I'm probably just having computer / net issues. 

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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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Airisu-San Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:icontardyayplz:Hello, and thank you for joining :iconlegendofzeldafanz:!!!:icontardyayplz:

:la:We just want to give you a warm welcome to our ever-growing group so please remember to read our lastest news and blogs to be fully updated on well, everything.
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please donate to our group so we can reach our goals by the end of 2012. Since we recently bought a new group avatar with our funds we are very low on points. Please donate so we can continue to reach our goals!!! You will recive advirtizment on the front page of the group when you donate!!!:la:
:heart:We are also hosting a Valentines contest so feel free to join!! The submissions for the contest will be closed soon so HURRY to enter.
The prizes are bigger than ever and might grow over the time so HURRY and enter for the great prizes!:heart:

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