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In no means am I an awesome story teller. But the people around me made me realize, everyone makes up stories in their head. they have that one story they spend years thinking about. but it's all in their head. you think you're the only one that does this but actually, a lot of people do. they have no intention to publish it and most people are somewhat embarrassed and think their story is dumb. in fact, I'd be embarrassed to show most people I know in real life my stories. I think that they would think I'm dumb and weird. What is it about online anonymity that makes me want people to read it and talk about it? as far as I know, only 2 people actully read and follow my story but they inspire me to keep writing it out. thanks so much, GiantCaliber and raynerlacsonreturns. I couldn't do it without you.

Previous Chapters:

1: happylilsquirrel.deviantart.co…

2(beta) and 3: happylilsquirrel.deviantart.co…

Chapter 4: Jet's Abilities

Jet smiles and holds out his fist toward Yu in approval of his offer. Yu does the same and brings out his fist. At the moment the fists touch, both of them open (like a paper in rock-paper-scissors)

Yu tells Jet "Now, if that harp is what you really want, go do something for me. Try and catch the elf. But this time, when he disappears, don't turn around and chase him. Look closely at the point he is standing when he first appears there."

Jet -"Umm... sure." I'm not sure what this is for but I've seen Yu's capability. I'll just do so as he says.

"I'm not done yet!" Jet darts toward the pond/lake, takes a leap and flies straight toward Shin as if he were to tackle him down. Just as predicted, Shin vanishes the moment Jet was about to land on him.

Jet lands on the rock in a kneeling position right where Shin was standing. Right on the surface of the rock, there was an orange sticker with some kind of symbol on it. As he looked up towards the bushes to make eye contact with Yu, Yu signals him not to touch it. Jet makes a confused but I'll-do-whatever-you-say expression and charges at Shin again, who is now standing in the middle of the field.

Shin just makes a stern expression while Jet makes a weak sprint towards him, panting. When Jet reaches him, he decides to give a little fight rather than just disappear. As Jet throws punches and kicks at him, he just seemed to repel them effortlessly, like two magnets of the same pole. Clearly, Jet was not a fighter. Now, rather than tired, he was getting irritated. "Come on, just something land on him!" Jet then remembered. That bicycle kick he used to do to show off when he used to play soccor at school. Yeah, that's it. It's much fancier than aimless punches and kicks. And, Jet was pretty good at soccor.

Pretending Shin's head was a soccorball in the air, Jet jumps, does some fancy spin, and pretends to clear the soccorball. Just as he was about to kick his head, Shin made a surprised expression like he didn't have time to dodge it. Where did this come from? Shin then vanished, since he did not want to get kicked in the head like that. Jet landed, somewhat proud of his kick but disappointed that Shin got away, scanned the ground and found that sticker a few yards away.

Shin was now up in the tree, near where Yu is hiding. Jet was to pretend to get Shin and use the opportunity to report his findings to Yu and make a plan.

Jet dashes toward the tree and kicks a fist sized rock towards him that happened to be on the ground. Shin, even with his keen senses and speed, barely dodged it, and even then, it nicked his face. Bang!!! As Shin turned around, he gasped at the sight of a hole that went right through the tree. To think that he could've died instilled a small fear inside him. This Jet can be quite dangerous!

Jet forgot for a moment that he had to make a plan with Yu. With full determination to snatch the harp this time around, he thrusted off the ground, up the tree, jumping up from branch to branch. He goes for a direct headbutt at Shin but Shin disappeared at just the right moment. Jet keeps flying full force and his head hits a tree trunk. His hard dense head leaves a crater in the trunk. Now he sits on the branch with stars flying around his head.

"You can be pretty scary. I'm impressed." Jet turns around to the voice but can't find anybody. "Up here, Beckham!" (Beckham, in case you didn't know, is a really famous pro soccor player.) Jet looks up, with his vision still blurred from the crash but finally clears up to see Yu hanging upside down on a branch above him mischeviously, smiling.

Yu swings off and lands in a squatting position right beside Jet. Jet tells him of his findings and Yu just nods.

"Alright, Beckham. We've got this. Let me explain how you and I can snatch that harp..."

What is this plan? Will it actually work?

To be continued in chp. 5

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  • Watching: you!
  • Playing: electric guitar
  • Eating: tangerines
  • Drinking: citrus punch
info: 1000 points for a full color manga style illustration with background
1000 for semi realistic illustration
500 for just character, no background
if you have special requests, let me know and I can give you a bid. I also accept stuff like amazon gift cards equivalent to the points value or paypal. I also do art trades. virtual hugs to anyone who decides to help out this college kid trying to survive :)

I'll make it worth the price, trust me :)
  • Listening to: go go summer!, island in the sun
  • Reading: stuff
  • Watching: you!
  • Playing: electric guitar
  • Eating: tangerines
  • Drinking: citrus punch
I made some pretty important changes to chapter 2 and wrote chapter 3. critique on these drafts would be really really awesome! this story has been in my head for a long time and it'd be nice to have somebody to talk about it with. hopefully chp. 3 is not too short for the wait, but yeah,.. don't worry, chapter 4 should come out soon, but first, i need your input so problems can be fixed early on.
for those of you that are new, chp. 1 is here: happylilsquirrel.deviantart.co…

-chapter 2 "Unexpected Encounters"
(approx. 100 years later)
Shin (now all grown up into a "young" man) overlooks a cliff as the wind blows his hair, and sees the ruins/remains of the once glorious kingdom of Iseldon.
(He has been traveling solitary, concealing himself with a hooded cloak for the past few hundred years. Some years he spent searching frantically. Others he retired to an isolated place. But had been alone most of the time.) "I'm still alive. I may be stronger than before but I still don't understand, why me?

Shin had a magical interactive map, called the Wanderer's Map, where the location of the fragments were shown flashing. A few simple finger movements allowed Shin to zoom in and out at ease on the map(like on a smartphone). The fragment's locations would show up on the map and light up.

The piece Shin had decided to pursue was near a town about 100 leagues away.

He approached the town after weeks of travel on foot. Shin decided to rest, as he had grown weary from the journey. By the banks of small lake/pond in a forest in the outskirts of the town, Shin pulled out his harp and began to play a traditional elven folk song his mother used to sing to him. At first, he thought he was just imagining a person singing so he stopped playing. But the voice continued to sing. How was this possible? there couldn't be anyone other than Shin that could sing this song and know the lyrics.
Iseldon was a pretty isolated city and outsiders should not be familiar with this song, let alone a person living in this era where Shin is supposed to be the only elf around. Shin started strumming again and the voice continued. He crept towards the voice, hiding, as to not be seen. from behind the tree, he watched and saw a "small eared being" who was young, about mid to late teens, lying flat on the ground, eyes closed, singing. This "small-eared being" looked so vulnerable that Shin, despite his fear and hatred toward small eared beings, decided to risk approaching him and possibly question him. He crept silently, and kneeled beside its head and gazed at it, wondering if he should initiate a conversation. Despite hating small-ear beings, this song made him feel so nostalgic and feel some family like connection, something he never felt in hundreds of years.
 the being opens its eyes and sits up, moving his face closer to Shins face saying "raawwrrr, as if to scare him. "gahhhhh!" Shin is startled and falls on his butt. He drops his harp and his hood slides off, exposing his ears. The being chuckled and smiled at him. Shin gazes at the smiling being.

Jet (the small eared being)- "Hey!!!   …can I ask you something?"
Shin-*stares at him, thinking hard* (This thing, he saw my ears, didn't he? Should I answer? It's pretty futile that I run away  because it already saw my ears. Plus, this could be a chance to find out some mysteries, why this thing can sing a song only I should know.

Jet tugs on Shin's elf ears, despite not getting an answer.
Jet - "omg they're real?! Dude… you're an elf? or some dude with extreme cauliflower ears…? No, they're too perfect for that… : \ "
Shin (caught by surprise, blushes but then makes a serious face) - "Hey!! weren't you going to ask me first?? >: O "
Jet - "Woah, I should've expected that… I adore your accent. is that like an Elvish accent? you must be a real elf, right? I had no idea they actually existed. Oh and by the way, here's your little toy you dropped…"
Shin - (this small eared thing is very strange.) (Just stares at him with a neutral serious face and snatches the harp from Jet)
Jet - "hmmm… you sure are "friendly." hahaha maybe you're not used to humans? no worries. I'm making you my new friend. Most humans are not as scary as you might think… like me, I'm a nice one :) "
Shin - "no thank you, small eared thing. I need to fulfill what I was fated to do. I do not hang around and be merry. Now hold on, I need to ask you somethi- "
Jet - "oh, come on, you just need to be socialized and have fun. and just what is it you must fulfill? it's not like "kill all the humans" or "kill a certain someone" or some evil thing, is it?"
Shin - "none of that sort. "
Jet - "tell me, what is it?"
Shin - (this thing does not seem to be a threat. it wouldn't hurt if I tell just this one thing.) I can tell you. but first, I must put a binding spell on you so you do not go blabbering or writing it or something. do not be afraid, it does no harm.
Jet - come on, I can at least keep secrets
Shin - no spell, no tell. that is the deal.
Jet - (sigh) okay! spell then.

Jet - why have you been trying to look for the fragments for 100 years all alone? if you have others help you, then it'll be much faster. it works out great for me. I have no job, or anything to do so I can become your team to help you with your goal (then my parents will stop nagging me.)
Shin - So you think I should recruit you when you could possibly be a hindrance?
Jet - I'm just helping a friend.
Shin (this thing thinks I'm his friend?) - Now that I told you my story, answer my question. How do you know that song?
Jet - What song?
Shin - that song you were singing when I was playing the harp.
Jet - Oh, that song? I'm surprised someone like you would know it. my neighbor that I just call grandma always used to sing it to me and taught me. She's really nice, more like my grandma than my actual grandma... haha.
Shin - (just when I thought I could find an answer to a question, I've only finding more mysteries. this place… definitely worth investigating) So, small eared thing, you seriously want to come with me?
Jet - duh. I'm on the verge of being kicked out. I graduated, I have no job or anything to do, really. I might as well go with you. plus, it sounds fun! Oh, and stop calling me small ear thing or whatever. I am called Jet. Jet! You get it?
Shin - Meet me at sunrise in this same place tomorrow morning.
Jet - Huh?
Shin - If you're late, this will be the last time you ever saw me.

Shin disappeared into the trees. Jet was all surprised, but he walked home.

The next day right before sunrise, Jet was woken up by Shin poking him with a stick. Jet tried to be "smart" by bringing his sleeping bag to the same spot he met Shin to sleep there so he could sleep longer and not have to rush if he was late. Jet was drowsy and then he remembered so he jumped out of the sleeping bag. He was only wearing boxers and so he put on regular clothes he pulled out of his big backpack that has all of his stuff (fortunately, this was a pretty isolated place in the middle of the woods.) Shin was like "well, he was here at the time and place I told him to be so he passed the first test… kind of. Are small eared things all peculiar like this or is this just a trait of Jet?"

Jet looked pathetic. he had drool line around his mouth, his hair was flat on one side and he had a goofy smile.

Shin - "You passed the first test. You just proved to me you can follow some directions and actually be on time. But this is nothing compared to the second and final test."
Jet - Wait, what?! I thought we were going on an adventure from now so I brought all my stuff and said goodbye to my family.
So I have to take a test to be your friend? How messed up is this? Whatever. I said I would make you my friend and I am pretty determined to "get a life" so I'll go along with it.
Shin - I'm just seeing if you can actually be of use to me and that I can trust you. I'm already risking the fact that I'm dealing with a small ear thing and I'm hoping they are not as bad as I thought. Oh, and even if you do pass, we'll end up staying in this town for some time because there are some things I want to investigate here.
Jet - (crap… I'll end up going back home either way and then and be laughed at by everyone.)
Shin - Your task is simple. All you have to do is take my harp from me. You have all day-

Jet tries to immediately snag it but Shin disappears.

Shin appears on a tree branch behind Jet and is sitting and playing with the harp.
Shin - By the way, that binding spell… after 3 days, it'll not only bind you from telling my story, it'll take away your ability to speak completely. I'll only release it if you can take this harp from me.

Jet turns around to the sound but he only gets a glimpse and Shin disappears.

Jet - Oh, so now the stakes are so high, huh? Wait until you get to see my abilities

Jet is trying to smile and look confident but is sweating like crazy. "Hehe... it won't be a problem"
What will become of Jet???
To be continued...

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-chapter 3 "Overpowered"

Jet now frantically looks around. "where is he??"

Soon, he saw the elf standing on a stone by the banks of the small lake. It was a good 15 meters from where Jet originally was standing.
Jet runs after him, hoping to catch him but right at the moment his fist was about to impact Shin's head, Shin disappears, and Jet falls in the lake.

"Why is he so fast? What is up with him? I have to figure out a way to catch him and not only that. I don't have any idea of his fighting skills." Jet's wet head, with heavy hair framing the head, is poking a little out of the water, as to not be seen but to find Shin.

Keeping up with this lightning fast elf was an impossible feat for Jet at the moment.  Or that was how Jet felt.

Jet now saw that elf, standing on the "dock" rock on the other side of the lake, with a smile on his face. Shin teasingly strums a tune on the harp, and Jet, being irritated, fights the urge to charge towards Shin and stays calm. He tries to swim quietly through the plants at the bottom of the lake to the other side, as to not be seen.

He grips a rock in his fist. He figured he could project it faster than he could charge and possibly knock him out and snag that harp, if he caught the elf by surprise. Jet flings that rock in a very quick manner and the projectile is aiming straight for the back of Shin's head. bang!... it hit the tree. Just before the rock hit his head, he disappeared and appeared on the rock in the middle of the body of water. "Nice try, you sly one."

Jet, frustrated, climbed out of the water, all drenched and pathetic.

"This is my call to adventure that I've been waiting forever for. I mean, who has the chance to be in a fellowship with an elf? I can finally find a purpose in my life, and how can I fail my first test? And I can't permanently lose my voice. Ughhhhh what tricks or ideas do I have left? God, please help me! Please, I need it..."

Jet decided maybe if he pretended to leave, he could catch Shin off guard, maybe. Maybe. He walked off into an area of denser vegetation from the meadow and quietly climbed into the tree and sat on a branch. He could see the elf by peering through the leaves but Jet was concealed.

*whisper voice* "I didn't know you were religious..."

Jet went from being hunched to bolted up, like electricity just ran up his spine. His eyes were wide open and jerked around, thinking it was Shin, only to find a grinning dude with black hair, boyish haircut and clothed in a red tunic. He was crouched behind him, and seemed to appear out of nowhere.

"I been watching you two all this time. It sure was funny and interesting. By the way, I can read lips."

Jet - "Well, I don't know. I just say that when I'm really desperate. Isn't that the way people are...? Anyways, what in the world are you doing here and umm. Who are you?"

"I'm called Yu. I know you're called Jet, nothing creepy here, haha. So my turn to ask you a question... who says you're not allowed to get help from others in this trial?? *Yu points at himself with his thumbs and smiles*

... to be continued :D
  • Listening to: go go summer!, island in the sun
  • Reading: stuff
  • Watching: you!
  • Playing: electric guitar
  • Eating: tangerines
  • Drinking: citrus punch
Today, I will feature my brother GiantCaliber. He just recently joined dA (after months of me telling him to get one) and still has no deviations posted yet. However, I would like to highly encourage you to read his story and critique it for him because being new, he doesn't have any connections to get the word out. Being the big sister, I want to do whatever I can to help.
He is writing a story and here is the link to chapter 1:
fav.me/d5pae8f

I swear, the way he does things is so similar to me and I don't think he's read my past journals when I posted my chapters. FYI I still am working on my chapters, just slowly, for myself and the very very few who keep up with it. I really wish I could get the word out but most people are too busy to read what could possibly be a good story. If you are very very nice and would like to critique me, here is the link:
chapter 1:
happylilsquirrel.deviantart.co…
chapter 2: happylilsquirrel.deviantart.co…
I even wrote a song that is one of the themes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrLEnE…

If you can help both of us out, a huge giant massive thank you for you from me :)

and... life is good. I went sledding and got snow in mah face > _ < it was so fun. this is what you get when a girl from Japan who lived in Hawaii most of her life is sent to the snow
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did I ever tell you how I got left behind in Hawaii after my family moved back to Japan so I could finish the semester? well, now I'm in Arizona. it's really fun and it feels like Christmas for once! it's actually quite chilly. of course, I'm working on some art and coloring my friend's lineart and stuff on spare time.

so one of the awesome things that happened was finally meeting silvershadowhedgehog in real life. She is one of my cousin's best friends and if you think she is cool on dA, she is way cooler in person. oh, and btw, she is an amazing artist with a distinct style and i urge you to go support her gallery  silvershadowhdgehog.deviantart…
contest prize - 3rd place - 1 / 2 by silvershadowhdgehog a v a t a r - k o r r a by silvershadowhdgehog switch on the sky and the stars glow for you by silvershadowhdgehog :thumb326101582:

the one thing I remember her saying was "I'm not used to meeting internet friends" lol. fortunately, I was with my cousin since i'm super shy and my cousin did all the talking.

we went to go look at the Christmas lights at the Mesa LDS temple with "the crew" and it was quite beautiful. apparently, those decorations have quite a reputation and the place gets crowded with a million people. omg. and later on or maybe it was before, idk... I went to stores. omg walmart is so huge... omg they have olive garden and red robin! poor Hawaii kids always have to see those commercials when they don't even have those restaurants.

well, the mainland is soooooo different.
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  • Eating: rice
  • Drinking: nothing
I have the chapter 2 draft that Patrick (raynerlacson) helped me revise so far.  good thing he pointed out my horrible paragraph organization, otherwise, I would of killed all your eyes. I feel so bad Patrick had to read through all that. he found flaws and helped fix my grammar. I'd be guilty if I asked for more critique but you see, many brains are better than two. I posted it as a deviation but I put it in the scrapbook so I don't think many of you were able to find it.

chances are, you'll perceive something both of us overlooked. or you might have an amazing structure. If I want it to be good, I need as much opinions as possible. I appreciate every comment so much!

I'm still in the process of creating chapter 3 outline. I hope to make it exciting.
why do I post outlines, you ask? it's easiest to make changes to stories in a few paragaph outline than 10 pages of a chapter. I want to have all major events put in place before filling in the details.
I call the story "Lockheart"
here it is:
chapter 1 outline: happylilsquirrel.deviantart.co…
chapter 2 outline: fav.me/d5gnau7
1st original soundtrack I wrote to go with the story: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrLEnE…

here's what I have so far, all in one journal.

enjoy, and comment :)
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visit the journal here:

fav.me/d5hl6el


sounds like a good deal, go check it out :)
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-make it really scary or thrilling when it's supposed to be. not over-do it or make it predictable
-keep the suspense going. need to keep the audience interested. especially since I am a junkie for suspense thrillers. time limits, traps etc. give them a clear perspective of the protagonist side and the antagonist side.
-add a mythical food that people in real life don't usually find. examples are krabby patties, scooby snacks, you know, the kind you've always wondered about the taste. and make it look like the characters are really enjoying that food.
-keep the "good" characters fairly weak. weak enough that goku or ichigo could kill them pretty easily, except for the antagonist. keep the "good guys" fairly weak but have them be able to do things humanly impossible. like jumping really high, casting spells or epic martial arts fights. just find that balance. this will be able to make thriller/suspense effects more effective and the fight scenes enjoyable at the same time.
-add a drop of romance, add hints in the beginning, slowly bring it out little by little after halfway through. romance is meaningless if the audience is not acquainted with the characters. don't make it the focus of the story. just use it on the side to make the audience understand emotions of the characters better
-everything has a weakness
-minimal cliches, but more of good, clever motivational quotes
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So I recently posted a drawing of Hinata in the snow and it was way more popular than I expected. I am sooo happy and grateful for the positive feedback.

Yep... and that drawing was one where I recorded clips of drawing it so I can speed it up, put some music to it, and let you watch the process of creating it. Trust me, I think all the technology is turning against me. The imovie is full of bugs and I could not create the video or post it so I felt doomed. my camcorder decided to go "blind" and blacked out on me.

I told my friend raynerlacson about these problems and that I was sorry to say that the video was going to be postponed. But, he stepped up and offered to help put the movie together. omg, that was a life saver. I figured out some way to send the clips to be edited by him so my youtubers can enjoy it.

Not only that, he donated 800 points to my donation pool, wayy more than I deserve. I felt appreciated as an artist. Patrick (raynerlacson), if you're reading this, I want to tell you that I'll put the points to good use.

And... not only that but I asked him for linearts that I could color. He drew me perfect line arts for the FMA drawing and a K-ON drawing that I am currently coloring. And the linearts he made me were so detailed. The difficulty and complexity to produce those linearts were a lot more than his usual linearts... he put in the extra effort and took the risk and I can only hope to return the efforts by putting my best into the coloring. Now, we are also working on a piano duet to post on youtube sometime soon (not only is he a talented artist, but also a pianist)

He has been supporting my art and music for so many years. And left me encouraging comments as well as helpful critiques on pretty much everything I've been posting throughout the years. Maybe that's why I'm still here posting drawings lol.

He deserves an applause for all this. I feel like I can never fully return all the good deeds. But I shall try my best!

I would like to welcome my new watchers and hope you feel um... welcome :) I'm also enjoying talking to some of you I crossed paths with recently. I'm very thankful for your support.

I hope to put in my best effort to keep up, no, try to exceed, your expectations. Thank you so much!!

so here is the link to his page: raynerlacson.deviantart.com/
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Rosel-ea, who is helping me run the group MyOC-Planet, is hosting its first contest!
details are on this link.
myoc-planet.deviantart.com/jou…

I really hope you all enter because we want it to be a success. there are prizes too!
If you're not sure you're entering, I would really appreciate it if you could at least promote the contest.
Well, let me know stuff in the comments :) Happy early Halloween!
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stolen from my cousin :D now it's your turn to rob it from me.

1: What do you put on hotdogs?
just ketchup. lots of ketchup

2: Do you say "anticlimatic" or "anticlimactic"?
never used that word before... seriously. I took 2 AP english classes... maybe i don't remember. it's my worst subject

3: Do you check flyers before grocery shopping?
I don't go grocery shopping for myself.

4: Blue, black, or some other colour pen ink?
red. i like to troll my teachers

5: Do you use your parking brake?
yup

6: Look to your left. How many framed pictures are on the wall?
0

7: Do you know how to play chess?
kinda

8: How often do you clean the interior of your car?
i don't have my own car

9: Do you ever read the last few pages first?
yeah

10: Ever fallen in the shower?
yes :(

11: On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to swear at other drivers?
8, if i'm alone. not only at other drivers but at pedestrians.

12: What's the worst thing you've ever called someone you care about?
#$^#%*%#^@%%

13: Do you have a Snuggie?
no thanks

14: Are you allergic to anything?
homework. i can tell because the symptoms are excessive stress

15: Do you have any TV shows on DVD?
doraemon

16: How many times do you hit the snooze button before finally getting out of bed?
i don't use an alarm. i look out the window and think. hmmmm its about time to get up >:(

17: Ever driven away in anger?
I can't get the keys when i'm angry :P

18: What's your favourite freezie colour?
Green.

19: Are you a vegetarian?
nope

20: Do you have a garbage receptacle beside you? What's on top?
No

21: Do you cross out your mistakes or erase/whiteout them?
cross out or change the letters. you know what I mean, like drawing a tall line on "a" to change it into a "b"

22: Ever torn something up that you instantly knew was too important for such treatment?
my test I got a B on...

23: Do you think that things will get better?
hopefully. it couldn't get any worse

24: Do you have an unpopular opinion? What is it?
being apolitical. most people are pretty political.

25: What's your favourite quote?
idk...

26: Did you/are you going to go to prom?
I went.

27: What's the most physically painful thing you've ever experienced?
removing a graphite mark i accidentally made under my skin when I stabbed myself with a pencil. it bothered be so I got a knife and stabbed it again. it worked. no scar left thankfully

28: What's the most emotionally/mentally painful thing you've ever experienced?
having a loved one die. it still hurts

29: Have you ever legitimately saved a person's life?
writing the lab report? idk...

30: What's your favourite book genre?
epic. something really epic

31: Did you like "Gigli"? Be honest.
What is that? I like golgi though

32: Have you ever walked out of a movie at the theatre?
nah

33: Do you peek between your fingers during the scary scenes?
i just don't get scared from movies

34: What was your reaction to Tatum getting killed whilst stuck in the pet door in Scream?
huh?

35: Do dogs like you?
yeah, they love me. and i love them back <3

36: Would you say that you project an air of authority?
nah. idk. I'm quiet so when I start talking, ppl are like "hey guys, shut up, she's talking!"

37: Do people listen when you speak?
i guess

38: How are your elbows? Are they okay?
They work perfectly, thank you :XD:

39: What is one thing that you do exceptionally well? Be honest.
climbing trees

40: Do you use torrents?
nah

41: When was the last time you paid for music?
never! I'm a pirate b!@#$ please :D

42: Are you addicted to technology?
i just have to check it for a minute once a day

43: Pick a person (you don't need to give their name). How do you feel about them? Be as honest as you can get yourself to be.

idk

44: Do you check your computer's dictionary for the definition of words you'd otherwise feel confident about using during in-person interactions? Just to be sure?
sometimes

45: How heavily to you rely on spellcheck and autocorrect?
never. I'm a pretty decent speller. and those red lines are a pet peeve...

46: Have you ever gotten into an argument on the internet? Did you win?
nah

47: Do you pause movies/TV shows if you have to go to the bathroom or the kitchen, or do you just let them keep playing?
run like a ninja

48: If you use a regular alarm clock, do you have it set to music or that obnoxious beeping?
i don't use one

49: Peter Pan?
gimme those fairy sprinkles. i wanna fly

50: How often do you fall up the stairs?
never
51: Do you pronounce "anti" as ant-eye or ant-ee? (Example: "That scene was very anticlimactic.")
ant-ih

52: Do you pronounce "via" as vee-uh or vie-uh? (Example: "We can get there via Tremont Street.")
Vee-uh.

53: How often do you forget to close your parentheses?
Never
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so I posted the first draft and received some helpful feedback so I revised it a bit. hope to hear some more feedback :) feel free to be honest, I can take some harsh criticism... believe me, I've been posting stuff for several years and run into some unfortunate beings. oh, and I finished chapter 2 draft so do you want me to post it? oh wait, it's my page so it's up to me lol :)

-chapter 1
There was a time when a very prosperous and merry kingdom called Iseldon existed. The "people" of the kingdom (beings with violet eyes with catlike pupils and large pointy ears, commonly referred to as elves) lived in peace and many would describe their life like they are in a heaven.
One particular family was the monarchy. There was the king, queen and their son Shin. The queen often played the harp and sung a tune, which Shin enjoyed very much. They loved the people and the people loved them. They lived happily for a while.
As time passed, word of the prosperity of the kingdom had become well known to other civilizations. During a time of recession and famine for most all the other civilizations, a huge mass of these people came to invade Iseldon for the resources and riches there. These people were barbaric; overcome with greed, they had no mercy in slaughtering civilians and pillaging for gold, jewels and food. Elves were precise in combat but there was no possible way to defeat all the barbarians because they were far outnumbered by 10,000 to a million (even if there were 10,000 elves, most of them were civilians.)
The king and queen saw that there was nothing that could be done, save for one option; to use the Jewel of Lockheart. The Jewel would collect the souls of the elves of the kingdom before they got killed. However, when the souls are collected, the jewel shatters into a hundred pieces and scatters throughout the lands. One person must bring all the fragments back together to bring the souls back again. The souls would be frozen in time and be brought back in the same state as when they were absorbed.This was only practical for elves because they could live several lifetimes of a human. One might say that makes elves superior beings but having long life itself poses other problems. Plus, humans have their own type of treasure that suits them.
What if somebody destroyed a fragment of this Jewel? It cannot be destroyed by a human. They don't have the right. Nor does anything else save the elves.
Time was running out. The queen and king harnessed the powers of the Jewel, and souls were flying into the gem. Who were they to entrust this mission to? They had a young son, Prince Shin. Shin was told of his quest by his parents. "Why me?! Why not you or your right hand man? I'm just a kid, I can't do this, I'm not as strong as you or the guards. This is nonsense!!"
  "You won't understand now because you're just a  12 year old child. There will come a time when you will understand on your own."
Bodies of the king and queen began to fade. Shin was choking in tears as he knew he would never see his family or close friends for a really long time.
"Shin, I know you can bring us back one day. Remember, you are a Prince!"
"My little sweet boy, run for your life. Live, and never give up, so we can be together again. Always know that I love you very much."
"Mother, Father, don't go!!" Shin has them embraced within his arm span but they dematerialize and he stumbles to the ground.  He picks up a fragment of the glimmering crystal and holds it tightly in his fist.
  Barbarians are now standing at the doorway. Adrenaline rushes through Shin's veins. His pupils dilate and muscles become tense. He grabs his mother's little harp runs for his life, not looking back. When he trips, he gets back up and keeps going and going and going. "I must live. But why me?"
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For everybody who comment this journal, I will link their profile and put the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list! If you comment, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone! now somebody pleeeease teach me how to make the deviations show up instead of just links X(
1. coldfinger008 coldfinger008.deviantart.com/
Road of the Warrior by Coldfinger008 Tankist-chan OC by Coldfinger008 Portrait of an Imperial Guardsman by Coldfinger008
2. curly-hair-girl8650 curly-hair-girl8650.deviantart…
Partners in Crime by curly-hair-girl8650 It wasn't meThe lights on the water
they gleam off your face in the dark
your eyes
those blue beacons
look into mine
Things are magical tonight
and
though it seems like only a dream
I keep pinching myself and
guess what
it's reality
Little do I know
how much things would change
those blue beacons
look into
another girl's eyes before long
Our hands entwined
my head on your shoulder as I drift
off
off into a dreamy slumber
you think I'm fast asleep, and
you surprise me
The next day
we both admit
we really, really have deep feelings
and even though it's been a
short while
I believe I love you
Little do I know
how those hands of yours
big and soft and gentle
would be entwined
with another girl's before long
We're back in that spot and I
notice your face
is close
very very close
to mine
so I position it towards yours
You look into my eyes
and for a minute or two
you seem nervous
but then
after a moment
your lips meet mine
Little do I know
that your lips
soft warm and sweet
would be meeting
another girl
Amy: Huh? -deviantID by curly-hair-girl8650
3.raynerlacson raynerlacson.deviantart.com/
Belphegor by raynerlacson Edward and Alphonse - Collaboration by happylilsquirrel
the last fma one, he made the amazing lineart and I colored it. for now, it's in my gallery.
4.detectivegirl42 detectivegirl42.deviantart.com…
Young Elric Brothers by detectivegirl42 Alphonse Elric by detectivegirl42 Cherry blossom by detectivegirl42
5.juliette-capulet juliette-capulet.deviantart.co…
From Paris with Love by Juliette-Capulet Happy Birthday Gioia by Juliette-Capulet assassin by Juliette-Capulet
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the kind of people I like the best are people that stalk me on dA or youtube and stuff. the kind of people that comment and fav on everything I post. If that's you, I love you. stalk sounds so negative though...
I'm just saying, don't feel afraid to comment on my stuff or just talk to me because I really am not that busy and I respond to all the comments. perhaps my stuff is not worth stalking to you, I don't know. give me suggestions then. maybe you're lazy.
I'd like to welcome my new watchers, and I hope to keep your interest. korekara wo yoroshiku!
So now I am fixing up the skeleton chapter 1 (after receiving really thoughtful critiques) and writing out chapter 2, which i'll post and ask for critiques later on.
I'm also working on a drawing video so thats another thing you should look forward to.
Happy Monday, deviants!
-happylilsquirrel
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I posted this before and got no comments so I am reposting this. (yeah, annoying facebook girl.) I'm really hoping to get critique so I will appreciate anything, even things like "omg your story is so retarded because..."

Ok, so I wrote a really rough draft of a storyboard for my own story. I actually switched the main protagonist because for the past few years I just kept hitting dead ends with Jet while the other character's stories developed. so now, Shin, the elf is the protagonist. I am quite happy with how chapter begins and how it ends at a point where you want to read more (I hope it does.)
Ever since I made this decision, I just started getting more and more ideas. so here is a rough storyline of what I wrote in 20 minutes in the middle of the night.

"There was a time when a very prosperous and merry kingdom called Iseldon existed. The "people" of the kingdom (beings with violet eyes with catlike pupils and large pointy ears, commonly referred to as elves) lived in peace and many would describe their life like they are in a heaven.
One particular family was the monarchy. There was the king, queen and their son Shin. The queen often played the harp and sung a tune, which Shin enjoyed very much. They loved the people and the people loved them. They lived happily for a while.
As time passed, word of the prosperity of the kingdom had become well known to other civilizations. During a time of recession and famine for all the other civilizations, a huge mass of these people came to invade Iseldon for the resources and riches there. These people were barbaric; overcome with greed, selfishness and desperation, they had no mercy in slaughtering civilians and pillaging for gold and jewels. Elves were precise in combat but there was no possible way to defeat all the barbarians because they were far outnumbered by 10,000 to a million (even if there were 10,000 elves, most of them were civilians.)
The king and queen saw that there was nothing that could be done, save for one option; to use the Jewel of Lockheart. The Jewel would collect the souls of the elves of the kingdom before they got killed. However, when the souls are collected, the jewel shatters into a hundred pieces and scatters throughout the lands. One person must bring all the fragments back together to bring the souls back again. This special jewel was stored in the throne room, under the cushion of the queen's throne, guarded by the guards.
Time was running out. The queen and king fled to the throne room and harnessed the powers of the Jewel, and souls were flying into the gem. Who were they to entrust this mission to? They brought their young son, Prince Shin. Shin was told of his quest by his parents and accepted with a slow nod, gazing the floor.
Bodies of the king and queen began to fade. Shin was choking in tears as he knew he would never see his family or close friends for a really long time.
"Shin, I know you can bring us back one day. Only you can… you are a Prince!"
"My little sweet boy, run for your life. Live, and never give up, so we can be together again. Always know that I love you very much."
"Mother, Father, don't go yet!!" Shin has them embraced within his arm span but they dematerialize and he stumbles to the ground.
  Barbarians are now standing at the doorway. Adrenaline rushes through Shin's veins. His pupils dilate and muscles become tense. He grabs his mother's harp and runs for his life, not looking back. When he trips, he gets back up and keeps going and going and going. "I must live..."

Some of the details you might see as irrevalent are supposed to come up later in the story and I guess be important.
other than that, feel free to tell me straight up if it's confusing, boring, dumb and how I should change it. If there's any loose ends or something that confuses you, let me know.
I would like a really good writer to help make this into something more enjoyable to read... to tie in everything so it flows smoothly and with better ways to execute the ideas.
I will appreciate any comment and help.
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looking back at my old work from years ago, I see so much more I could do to enhance it. so I am starting to replace old files with the updated ones. check out some of the ones I already fixed:
fav.me/d26eca0
fav.me/d1yq5z4

I'll keep you updated since it won't go in your DA watch messages.
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Right now, I'm really exploring in this certain media. I will keep it a surprise until I post it but it's really not anything unusual.
The problem is, I only have access to it at school and it's not a part of my curriculum so I have to make time during recess, lunch and class (ooooh bad squirrel!! no cutting class!)

nghhhhhhhhhh

When I finish, I will show my parents my art and convince them how amazing that medium is and ask them to sponsor me one for my birthday in march.

That means I must set the bar really high for myself or else I cant convince anyone.

I'm so excited to finish it.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKcO0…

yupp... there's no dialogue. sometimes, I feel that dialogues ruin the meat of the action. and it ruins the slo-mo effect. so, I tried to show a lot of emotions in their faces.

not the nicest lines... the drawings are actually 1/4 the size of the slides in the video. you see, I couldn't find a ruler (how lame is that?)

I don't know if you agree with me but I think I'm finally developing a personal style in drawing the characters. does it resemble anybody else's style? I'm curious about this. I'm all for improving so feedback will help. would be greatly appreciated ^_^
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Surprisingly, I made the hall of fame for the high school yearbook. I wonder how, because I'm not popular at all lol. The category? The artistic one... I'm not sure if I should be happy because I'm pretty shy.

So, picture taking was today and I was kind of dreading it because, well, I don't like getting my picture taken.

Because I was towards the end, I got to see all the other people come and get their props set up. That was pretty fun, because some of the people were pretty funny. What could I have expected, when the class clowns show up to get their picture taken? lol.

What else could I post when my life is pretty dull. I'm just busy with college applications so much that I can't do homework at home anymore. I can't wait until January because then, I'll be relieved.
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just as promised, its here. let me know what you think. feedback greatly appreciated

www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-hCNw…
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