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I'm a moody sort of person. I have a habit of going into depressed periods where it's difficult for me to talk to people online. Please forgive me if I seem to go quiet at times.

I'm insecure about my artwork because I don't have the tools to really color or produce digital pieces, but I try my best and draw what I enjoy. I only refuse commissions and requests because it's hard for me to keep to a schedule and I don't want to disappoint anyone. Please understand.

I love TF2, gemstones, pottery, the arts in general, baking, soda, antiques, Pokemon, manga (especially One Piece :3), LEGOs, golf, hiking, and living in the Appalachian Mountains. Ponies are just fine with me, although I prefer anthro ones when it comes to Rule 34. Although my opinions on what is "sexy" change with my whims and moods, they all tend to be excessive and hyper-sized in one way or another.

I dislike Smogonites, Homestuck fans, CoD, anti-cloppers, libertarians, Naruto, and I have a poor tolerance for humidity and hot temperatures. x)

If you're curious about Rykela, or me as a person, feel free to ask! I don't mind answering questions, for the most part.

Enjoy my gallery, and tell me what brought you here! Don't forget to have a good day, too. If my pics make you happy or horny, I've done my job well. ;D


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FWA Meme???

Where are you staying?
The main hotel, I think!

What day are you getting there?
Hopefully, Thursday around noonish.

How are you traveling?
Driving my ol' shitcan.

Who will you be rooming with?
I am eternally grateful to the generosity of my friend jaesond! I'll be rooming with him and a few of his friends.

How is the best way to find you?
My Twitter account is always good! I also have a Telegram, or you can contact me via notes on here or FA.

Are there any panels you might be attending?
They won't f&%!ing release the schedule so I don't know what panels there are, but if it's anything like TFF or Megaplex there'll likely be a few that I'll want to attend. Oh, yeah, and apparently there's an improv group with Pam and Dr. Krieger that I'm gonna go to.

What do you look like?
Dirty blonde with glasses. I'm too chubby ;_;

Will you be suiting?
There is a Rykela suit, but I'm not the one who wears it, and shi won't be at FWA.

Do you do free art?
For close friends only, and not upon request. Trust me, if I'm gonna give you a gift, I'm gonna surprise you out of the blue with it. Requests just make me anxious and stressed.

Do you do trades?
I'll gladly do an art trade if I like your art enough.

Do you do badges?
I did my own badge, although I had to rely on a friend to color it (Thanks, Padu!). Since I'm not super comfortable with coloring things, I can't really do badges yet.

What is your gender?

How tall are you?

Can I talk to you?
Sure~ I just might not be the most conversational drgn.

Can I touch you?
I have Asperger's, so I'm really iffy about touching, if I know you well enough you can ask.

Can I hug or snuggle with you?
See above.

Can I visit your room?
I'm probably not gonna be there...? Not really, no.

Can I buy you a drink?
I don't drink, but soda is welcomed. ^u^

Do you accept gifts?

Are you nice?
I'd like to think so!

Do you have an artist table?
If I can get a seat at the Artist's Alley.

Will you be going to parties?
If I get invited, maybe. I'm not much of a partier.

Will you be performing?
Bahahahahahaha naw.

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Holler at the top of your lungs. HEY BIG DRAGONESS! /s I dunno I dun care

Where will you be most of the time during the day/s?
Creeping around. Mostly Artist's Alley I hope.

What/where will you be eating?
Whatever tastes good. I'm hoping to at least enjoy some iconic Atlanta fare at the Varsity and a neat Brazilian BBQ place with my roomies.

Can I come with you for food/fun/etc?
If you're paying your own way, I don't see the harm. Just ask first.

Can I look in your sketchbook?
I don't really have one, but I'm trying to change that! You can feel free to look at my doodles and things though.

Can I draw in your sketchbook?

Can I take your picture?
I try to avoid having my face posted online thanks to a bad experience when I was just getting started in the fandom, but if you're a friend I guess I wouldn't mind. Please ask first.

What's your goal(s) for the con this year?
Have fun, socialize, do some furry networking! ART!!!!

On a related note, I'm considering opening up single-char commissions! <3 Note me if you're interested. They'd be the typical sketchy stuff you see in my gallery, and if you're going to FWA too I can deliver them in-person!

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    Thanks for the favorite.

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    you art is so hot :)

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    Looked at some of your recent art and signature on them was "Raphie",
    so wondering what artist name you prefer: "Raphie", "Raphiel" or Rykela? (I'm guessing one of the first two)

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      I think i figured it out. Today noticed that you uploaded your own art to e621 and so I looked at a bunch of them that had "Raphie" written on them and you tagged that art with artist tag Raphiel.
      (so i assume your artist name is still Raphiel)

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        It's kinda a weird situation where that's the name I went by as an artist but my fursona's name is Rykela. Turns out that more people recognize me by that name so that's what I go by on here and IB. x)

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          Belated thanks for the explanation.

          offtopic: your name reminds me slightly of Cub Scouts where the scouts chant "Akela! We will do our best!"
          (modified would be "Rykela! We will do our best!)

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    For no reason whatsoever, hi!

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    Thanks for the follow! X3