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keirajo / female / The Lovely Midwest

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Short update. 11-1-20

It has been a very long time since I've done a journal. To be honest, work has me exhausted, especially since we're cut down 1/3 of our original staff--due to the layoffs from COVID-19. I try to fit in doing "fun things" when I can, but don't get all that much done. flops There's a lot going on wit…

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The crazy things always happen in the weirdest moments....

So this all happened today......... OH MAN............RAIN and MORE--today we had a massive thunderstorm. There was a "chance of storms" today, but on all the radar reports it was showing the storm system breaking up around us. In fact, when I looked at lunchtime (noon), it was showing most of the…

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Short update. 6-26-20.

It's been a long time since I did any journal/life/whatnot updating. To be honest, the pandemic and lockdown have been hard on me. It was easier for me to be cheerful and talk via short things, such as comments and uploads. I was slowly getting to a point where this was no longer a "vacation" of an…

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Rough Times.

So, we were officially laid off at the Library on Tuesday and told to file for unemployment--though they plan to take us back whenever "non-essential services" are allowed to become active again............all of us employees had different experiences with the unemployment website, even when we ans…

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Another month, more stuff.

My workplace continues to be a strange and evolving situation. They let us work, they send us home--they are allowing us to use sick and vacation time as part of calling it "emergency closure", but people without time are grumpy and cranky and trying to make everyone else feel miserable by whining…

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Ah well.........

It was given that our "staff can still work" and our attempt at offering a curbside service for Library patrons probably would be cut. Due to the announcements from government officials today--all non-essential services are to be cut in our state. The Library is considered non-essential, so as of t…

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Health, Safety, the Public and Me

I'm just going to make this a simple "letter of love" to send out to you all. We all know what has been happening all over the world now--it may even be somewhere near you, you may have known someone or you may be self-quarantining. I hope for you all, that we all make it through. It's a super-flu…

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Small update, 3-5-2020. :)

I've begun a little rearranging of my folders and am trying to make separate ones for things in like the "anime/manga' folder where I clearly draw those characters enough to rate a folder. I've also gone and unmarked a few things that were originally marked "friends only" in upload and made them pu…

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General update, 2-19-2020. :)

A short little update to my friends, followers, etc.—it’s been awhile and if you haven’t posted art I’ve commented on, you probably think I’m non-existent anymore. But I’m still here and active as a viewer at the moment. Basically, life has sucked and hit me hard the past few months. Mentally (empt…

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Ah, Nintendo..............

I guess my years of purchasing Nintendo games will slowly come to an end--perhaps for all video games and systems entirely--as the push towards digital moves forwards at a rampaging pace. The idea of shelling out $50-70 for an UNFINISHED game just appalls me to my core--digital format now allows a…

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2020 Is Now Here.

So, we're now into a new year and a new decade and.............well, it's hard to tell how to feel about it yet. The world is in crisis all over the place already (let's not talk about that), I already got called for Jury Duty (seriously?!) and we're now down 2/3 of our part-time staff (my schedule…

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Happy Holidays 2019!

I hope that everyone has a good holiday season and that 2020 will be great for you all! :D

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Happy Turkey Day! XD

For those of you in the general U.S. and/or celebrate it........Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you ate tasty food and spent time with family and/or loved ones. My sister and I had probably the most normal day ever of the past year. She cooked her very first meal (rather literally—if it can’t be microwa…

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Pokemon S/S mini-view. :)

Not a review technically.............and I intend no spoilers for this. But basically to give you my brief evaluation of the game. 1) It's EASY. It is an honestly easy game compared to pre-X/Y series games. For one, the EXP ALL is in-built into the game now. It's not a device to turn on and off at…

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How to feel.............

If any followers who I follow read this.................if it feels like I'm inactive in commenting or favoriting or whatever--I'd like to say I'M NOT DOING IT ON PURPOSE. I can't get through anything on this site. I am getting timed out 10-20 times PER THING I try to look at/comment/favorite on th…

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And So It Has Come To Pass [Tomorrow]. Pokemon S/S.

While leaks have abounded recently in light of GameFreak's attempt to "keep the game secret so players will be surprised"--now that the game is being rolled out world-wide, places devoted to Pokemon news like Serebii.net have up the beginning of their gameplay information. My enthusiasm for this ga…

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Brief life update. 11-6-2019

As we creep up to the year 2020..........I'm trying to figure out ways to make my life easier. I actually bought a real-life planner. In it, I'm writing all the currently-known addresses of my friends/family/pen-pals in it--their birthdays if they're willing to tell me (most I know or know the birt…

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Bats at the Library!

Besides being the name of a children's picture book..........WE WILL REALLY HAVE BATS AT THE LIBRARY TONIGHT!!! My local Library is having a program put on by bat conservationists tonight in just about 2 hours. They will talk about bat conservation, of course--bat legends and bat myths, as well. Bu…

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What is going on?

Is this site experiencing "spookiness" or something? @_@ I just had 10 submissions overnight and only 2 of them were actually NEW. I remember Uluri mentioned that there had been a batch of their submissions that never gave notifications--and some of what was there was Uluri's. But I looked at the s…

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*holds back laughter*

Is that the way Nintendo's going to try and get more people to pre-order "Shield" then...............their fluffy, pastel rainbow Ponyta? How come it doesn't get a new name like "Sir'fetched"? Does this mean that Galar Ponyta doesn't evolve into Rapidash--even though "Rapidash" sounds were heard in…

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Weekend Update, 10-4-2019. :)

It has been awhile since I've spoken with everyone. Things have been happening which.........I'm not really going to go into. I had a friend at Toyhou.se say that I seemed kind of sad and asked what happened. It's more than sad--it's sad and mad and a bunch of other unhappy emotions at the moment..…

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Ah, technology..........!

I spent practically a day this weekend surrounded by "events of technology"--highly unusual for me, as I'm very much a peace-and-quiet person. My technology is usually only needed to write and talk to others. But I was able to take home a rare and hard to acquire hotspot from work (though we have 1…

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That was uneventful.......... *wry laugh*

I wondered what the "big announcement" for Sword/Shield news would be. I saw Serebii's notice of "later Wednesday" and knew I wouldn't see that information until Thursday. To me it feels like a lot more disappointment, but maybe to some the large amount gameplay and customization news was a "yay".…

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Pokemon, exclusives and things miscellaneous.

The Pokemon news for those who may be interested............while nothing new and breaking of Sword/Shield has been revealed recently (but for a few game mechanics), if you have Sun/Moon/USun/UMoon and are interested in a Shiny Solgaleo or Shiny Lunala--well, I hope you have the Pokemon Pass app on…

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Brief weekend update, 8-16-19.

As summer heads towards fall, I thought about some things I remember summer for as a kid and notice...........it's not really around anymore. Hot Air Balloons. These used to be a regular occurance of summer when I was a child, I remember how we'd wait every single day, listen for the soft "roar" of…

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Pokemon News, 8-7-19.

It looks like another of my theories proved right............Regional Variants, as we now have the Galar version of Zigzagoon--with a completely new evolutionary form, Obstagoon, for this particular lineage. It makes sense this was made a Dark-type, though--it always struck me as a Dark-type with t…

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Brief update. 8-2-19.

So. After one week with a new cord. My beloved Windows 7 laptop went bye-bye. I know it seems silly and people are probably wondering why I'm so sad about it, but...........I really loved my laptop. It was actually the first computer I bought completely on my own............my old Windows XP tower-…

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Laptops, Pokemon and More..........!

I got my laptop charger cord yesterday, so today I was finally able to catch up on all my sites........all my news and all my e-mails that are too difficult to read on the phone's tiny screen (especially all those e-newsletters I get in my Hotmail account). Of course, I also got an e-mail from Micr…

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Ah-ha-ha!

So.......what a bizarre week. To those enduring the insane heat, my heart is with you. I have no A/C at home, but in general I am at work most of my day and I only sleep at home! XD Not tomorrow, though—the supposed hottest day of the entire week. Thunderstorms tomorrow night are supposed to break…

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Helping outs!

I have two friends/people who are up for commissions and some similar kinds of things! :D Please feel free to check out their journals if you're interested in supporting them: https://www.weasyl.com/journal/141828/picarto-subscriber-perks https://www.weasyl.com/journal/141836/well-shit Both are ver…

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Mixed.........feelings.

I'm not really sure how I should feel about my birthday, now that the day is nearly done. I was excited earlier this morning--I wanted to go on the shopping trip. I wanted to spend time with my sister, who like never reaches out to me anymore unless: a) she needs money or b) I need to go to the urg…

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I just.........don't........Pokemon. *headdesk*

So, we've decided to Gigantamax the Dynamax Pokemon. headdesk I mean, all this is is just a Mega Forme with a different name (and size). Oh, but we're not doing Mega Formes, right? No, this is a Gigantamax Forme. I don't even............... grinds forehead on desk Yamper's absolutely adorable, whic…

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Nostalgia....... *twinge* *flail*

Looking at all the new Transformers news this morning, this article caught my eye: https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-35th-anniversary-convoy-command-box-japanese-crowd-fund-project/43532/ I had an extreme case of nostalgia blues as I scrolled down and saw the pictures as par…

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Summer is here! (Maybe unfortunately! XD)

I can't even begin to say how hot it is.............and after nearly two full months of LOTS and LOTS of rain (and making us swampland in the process), which caused the Mississippi River to CREST TWICE (hit it's highest point, which it usually only does once in the spring due to snow/ice melt and r…

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The Pros and Cons of New Pokemon Reveals........

So, technical stuff has come out recently on "Pokemon Sword/Shield". I'm sure this will rile up people--and maybe even make some people happy. Some stuff feels it contradicts, some I think they're stating this now and may amend it later. 1) There are to officially be about 800 in the Galar PokeDex,…

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Pokemon Sword/Shield revelation--your thoughts?

While I still have yet to look at everything (I had Jury Duty yesterday and, thus, limited internet time and was too tired to look at anything after the day was done).............I'd like to have other fans weigh in on what they think of the reveals. From my last journal: They're still making us wa…

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So, Pokemon fans..........

What do you think of the news that just was announced? Are you happy for more mobile games, more mobile-enhanced content? How do you feel about "Pokemon Home" (the cloud-based service that will tie everything together)? How about apps like "Pokemon Sleep"? The new "Pokemon Go PLUS+" device? Or even…

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All Things in Life, They Come and Go

Hello everyone! It's been quite some time since a longer journal (a weekend update journal). 2019 has been something of a strange, strange year so far. The past 10 days have had a number of changes--I almost feel like the larva in our butterfly cage at work right now, things are changing constantly…

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Tiny Heartwarming Story

I do work in a place where I see the strange and the bizarre, but also some very heartwarming things. So, yesterday two Police Officers came into the Library for a particular reason (of which I cannot divulge the details) and just as they were set to leave--one of the checkout desk staff came back…

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Vacation checkin!

I’m here in Seattle, pretty far from home, having fun with my friend Christina at SakuraCon! :) I’m trying to keep up on submissions here on my phone, since I can’t seem to login to the hotel internet on my laptop? But expect a fun abridged adventure journal when I get home! :D It’s a bit rainy her…

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It's Spring, maybe????

These days, it's hard to tell really. @_@ In two weeks, I'll be going to SakuraCon in Seattle, WA--but mostly to hang out with my friend Christina more than go to the convention itself. It was a late addition to my "things to do", so I haven't had the quality savings time for funds that I normally…

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Friend’s taking commissions.

My buddy Kilo’s doing some commissions! Feel free to check it out! :D https://www.weasyl.com/journal/138538/commissions-teeny-addition

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Pokemon Day

Happy Pokemon Day, everyone! The new Gen8 games were revealed, with the new Starters, this morning: "Pokemon Sword" and "Pokemon Shield"--check it out if you haven't already. If you play Pokemon GO, there are some events running today. If you have a GameStop--some GameStop locations are running som…

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General update, 2-6-2019

It's been nearly two months since my last journal? XD How is everyone? Are you surviving winter's insane weather where you're at? I survived last week's polar vortex, the Library closed for about a day-and-a-half............and that's a really big deal, as the Library never closes for anything unle…

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Happy Holidays, all! :D

I hope that everyone has a great holiday season and that it is as quiet, perfect and peaceful as you would like it to be. :D 2018 is coming to a close and I need to start focusing on things to do better in 2019. Pen-palling is one..............I've failed so bad on this front since my mom died. I u…

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End of Year Slowdown and Silent Sites

This is the time of year when people get crazy, busy or a mix of both. Both in the personal, real world............and in the online world. I've been trying to get so many things done in my personal life, but I thought once I reached December it would be done and I was musing doing gift art (mentio…

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My convention weekend's final thoughts......

It's basically a top ten. :) The Top Ten Memorable Moments/Conversations: 1—paying it forward. I stood in line waiting to pick up my Premium Pass (plus tee-shirt and option to buy convention exclusive figures) on Friday evening. It was a pretty long line and at some point you stand there and chat w…

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That weekend and all! XD

The conclusion of my TFCon weekend--all without commericals! XD So, today was a very tame day, as opposed to yesterday. I don’t know if people just didn’t get up early or if people left or if they bought all they wanted yesterday and didn’t have any more money to spend or what…………but the Dealer’s R…

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What a Day!

So, this is basically a day-and-a-half summary……..though not really a half, since (unless you paid the hefty sum of money to sign up for the all-day customization course) pretty much ticket pickup and any actual convention activities didn’t start until 5-6 p.m. on Friday night. I only wanted to rea…

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It's October and all that. XD

It's a couple weeks out from Halloween...........and slightly more than a week until I head off to TFCon. Work has been crazy-busy with the school year and random programs. I find myself wondering..............when is my Library ever NOT BUSY. XD I'm getting pretty excited about TFCon...........I w…

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Come Along With Me

I just watched the final episode of “Adventure Time” (finally—since Cartoon Network FINALLY got it out on DVD). It was amazing and awesome and it made me cry........and they seriously wrapped up so much lingering story bits. I’m so glad I watched this series from start to finish. :)

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Weekend update 8-26-2018. :D

So, it's back-to-school time and...........unfortunately the road construction by my apartment--where there are two schools within walking location--is nowhere near done and I watch the poor crossing guards trying to safely get kids across the broken street every morning when I go to work. Plus, ba…

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Randomly updating: Dog Days of Summer. 8-9-18.

So how is everyone? :) I hope nobody is dealing with near-100 (F) degree temps like I am lately. It makes it pretty ugly to ride the bus to and from work--I've been taking changes of clothing with me nearly every day lately. Not to mention all the road construction where I live has been making it p…

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Pre-weekend update! 8-1-2018

I know I normally do these on the Thursday mornings I get to work a little early, but I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning (general cleaning, and the gritty taste of the fluoride afterwards) so won't be able to type anything then. So, Happy August! How's it all going for you guys? :D Summe…

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General updates 7-9-18. :)

So, summer has been summer and has been HOT. Again I'm going another year of regretting not getting an air conditioner and saying to myself "I'll get one next year"--which I've done for like nearly ten years now. wry laugh At the start of summer I always think........well, I survived last summer, I…

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Short weekend update. 6-15-18. :)

First of all, how is everyone doing? After rounds of several doctor's appointments........I probably could be doing better, but we'll have to wait and see, eh? :) Secondly, my friend Kilo is going to try to come back to online art galleries--I was sharing with her the nice comments I got on the com…

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Let's get back to normal, shall we..........? XD

So with Monday's event finally over...............I can slowly begin to pick up the stress-shattered pieces of my life and get back on with normal things. I'm going to paste the short summary from what I just wrote over at Toyhou.se--so replace "bulletin" with "journal" as you like. XD So, as an up…

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Weekend update 5-17-18. :)

As you may be able to see, I honestly haven't posted much in a very long time. I can only say life is stressful and insane moment-to-moment lately. Summer Reading starts soon at the Library, this year is........I think, "Books Can Take you Everywhere", or maybe it's "Anywhere"--well, whatever it is…

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Weekend update 2-18-18. :)

I stayed up far too late last night (um..........3 a.m., which I guess is technically morning?) and slept until nearly 11:30 a.m. this morning. It was kind of dumb. I was playing "Final Fantasy XV" and got sucked into the story-point after story-point. My co-worker had told me there are a few times…

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Thanks to all. :)

It's been a rough slog the past year, hasn't it? I spent all of last year trying to catch up and "get back to normal" after my mom's death in 2016 (and all the stupidity that also happened in that year). We're here in 2018 now, hoping for a normal year at this point. My workplace has been undergoin…

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November already?!

Ever since July, it feels like the remainder of the year has gone by awfully fast. @_@ We're slightly less than two months from the end of the year and the start of a new one. I managed to "do better" this year.............but I still need to improve on some personal things in my life to get back o…

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The Nerd Fandom loses another great one......

Woke up this morning to see this: http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/adam-west-straight-faced-star-of-tvs-batman-dies-at-88/ar-BBCrzPV It's sad, but at least it sounds as if his death was peaceful. No matter what most people may think of the 1966 "Batman" t.v. series...........it was a fun series and…

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Art for art's sake.......

Some rambles about art and drawing to round out my lunch hour at work............. I get into horrible mental habits when it comes to artwork, especially my own artwork. I recently heard from a person (via text and e-mail, since she wasn't sure I had the same phone number) I knew back on FA and hav…

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Inside a nerd's brain.........

So..........the Library I work at began doing passport application processing over a year ago and just last month they began actually taking passport photos. There are numerous reasons............including a massive surge in passport demand, thanks to my state's travel and ID rules. And as a potent…

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Weekend update 1-14-17. ;_;

Normally I have a happy face there in the title...............but today deserves a sad face: http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/dick-gautier-%e2%80%98get-smart%e2%80%99-actor-dies-at-85/ar-AAlS451 I know what you're thinking. Why would she be concerned over an actor in a classic comedy t.v. show??? N…

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Fandoms.

I'm sure everyone is a big fan of something. Maybe of many things. I like lots of things. I hope to find things related to my likes at Chicago ComiCon this weekend. My sister and I leave tomorrow. I draw things from fandoms I enjoy...so you probably know what many of my likes are. There are fandoms…

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Weekend update 2-18-2016. :)

So..............expect an "art drought" from me for awhile. Nothing to post for sometime right now, because everything's in one to-color pile or another................................and finding time to color has been the difficult part lately. Let's put it this way, looking at my piles I have 6 i…

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Let's chat! :D

Let's learn about each other, hunh? It's a new year...and we can become good friends (if we're not already!)! :D Here's a little bit of stuff about me that maybe you know, or maybe you don't.............and maybe you'll find cool or interesting: 1) I LOVE TRANSFORMERS. I can't draw them, so maybe y…

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A snack of deep thoughts.

It's been awhile since I've done a thinking question...where we can talk like rational human beings about things and maybe see the different opinions of other people. chuckle So how about this question... What made you choose to come to an online gallery site? To me...I had pen-pals who often told…

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More food for thought........

So.........this is my thinking question this week: How do you feel about free bases being used to create adoptables that people are making money off of? I'm seeing this A LOT lately. Even well-known popular artists are using that one base (I see it referred to as "the Waitress base", someone using…

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Food for thought....

How does it make you feel when you see a really good artist gripe about how "terrible" and "awful" their art is? I don't want to pose this question to people on Fur Affinity, because sometimes people want to gripe without rational reasoning...but people on Weasyl seem to be a nicer and more thought…

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Despair Dog species information + Wabi's biography

Despair Dog species information. Types: Earthborn (most common), Hellborn (uncommon) and Heavenborn (rare). Genders: Male, Female, Genderless, Hermaphrodite. Forms: Prelude, Feral and Anthro. Magic: Yes. Their magical abilities are not powerful spells, but often the most common spells. Some may hav…

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Hello everyone!

Hello, my name is Patty and I love art. Well...most people know me as "keirajo" over on Fur Affinity. With so many shortened versions of the name as well. As said in my profile, the name comes from an Echidna female named "Keira-Jo" that I created to represent me in a "Sonic the Hedgehog" fanclub b…