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getting back into drawing sure is an adventure when you weren't even good to begin with.


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Final Exams
If you haven't already noticed, I'm gonna be inactive for a bit
Today is the first day of my last week of school, and the start of Final Exam week
Although I don't have any tests today, I do tomorrow and on Thursday, so I've been spending the past few days studying, and I don't have any time to be working on art
Tomorrow I have my economics exam and my english exam, and Thursday is my Anatomy and Math exam
Once testing is over, I'll be on summer vacation and I'll be able to get back to work on commissions and contest prizes and art in general and such!!
lmao but I'm really worried for my math exam thursday, bc the whole year my teacher never really drilled any of the information into us, so I'm clueless and I need to study excessively for that, but bc my economics test is my first, I've been focusing on studying for that (and I'm not very good at studying ://)
But I pray that I can pass my tests, that'll be great
Wish me luck <333
Also for anyone interested ;; I have emergency commi
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Black Lives Matter, An Explanation
This is also featured in my Afro Cats group! If you saw it there, you don't have to re-read it x3 
Trigger Warning, but you should probably read this anyway. 
You all knew we were going to talk about this eventually. 
I'm going to sit here and I'm going to explain the concept of Black Lives Matter in light of the recent USA shootings. If you have questions, please ask - civilly. 
But before we do that, I want to get some things out of the way as a small disclaimer: I am not in any way dismissing the needs or problems of other minority groups such as LGBTQA, those with mental or physical disabilities, , I am not advocating for the killing of cops, and I am not insinuating that any of you group members are racist, and I am not saying that black people can't be racist. I'm also not saying that issues in countries outside the USA don't matter.  Okay? Okay.
Now, some people prefer to use the hashtag #AllLivesMatter when
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make me draw a thing
So uh, hi.

I know I'm not exactly a big-name artist or anything, but if anyone ever wants a cheap commission, I'm here.

I'll draw anything but keep in mind I'm only just getting back into the swing of things with regards to drawing so it might not be great.

Feel free to specify which style of drawing you want-- hard lines, sketchy lines, loose scribbly colour, hard block colour, etc


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i'm benjamin, i'm scottish, i'm seventeen and i'm awful

please please do comment or fave my work if you like it, i kind of thrive on positive attention

Skittysrule is my wonderful gf!


[x] You have an OC that resembles yourself

[x] One of your OC's has your name (before i named myself Benjamin, i named one oc Ben and one Benj)
[x] You have OC's that are siblings 
[x] You are constantly drawing your OC's
[x] You constantly receive positive feedback about one or more of your OC's (thanks xai for the parker love train)
|total: 5

[x] You have more than five OC's 
[x] Your OC's are varied 
[x] You have a main OC whom you love the most out of all your OC's 
[ ] Your OC's are mostly mythical 
[ ] A lot of your OC's were adoptables
|total: 8

[x] You have a 'bad boy' or 'bad girl' OC
[x] You have a girly OC 
[x] You have a 'cool' or 'sly' OC 
[x] You have a sporty OC (Rose's interests are just sports and Shakespeare. and being an asshole)
[x] You have a fun OC 
|total: 13

[ ] You have a lot of 'perfect' OC's 
[x] You have a lot of 'imperfect' OC's 
[ ] Most of your OC's are part of a fandom 
[x] Most of your OC's are non-fandom
[x] You have an OC that isn't straight (i mean, of course! i have OCs of all sorts of sexualities, one because it's realistic, and two because I'm bi myself and obviously I'm the type to project onto my characters)
|total: 16

[ ] You have gotten a polished toy, framed art, ect. made of your OC (I WISH)
[x] You are constantly talking about your OC's to friends
[ ] The first thing you did on dA was make an OC 
[x] Your OC participates in a role play (winks at xaidan)
[x] You have made your OC in a game (i have a custom don't starve character, so like...very literally i have)
|total: 19

|| totals added: 19

Now add all your totals together. 
Then times them by 4.
Then title your journal as "I'm __% addicted to my OC's"


OC List Meme (by XRikaFurude) (trigger warning for a bunch of shit) (i'm doing this meme since it might help with my writer's block)

1)Pick 5-10 characters
2) Don't change the questions
3) Let your OC's answer, not you (roleplay it if you wish)
4) Tag 5-10 people to do the meme (if you want)
5)Have fun!


1. Nat
2. Blue
3. Isabelle
4. Rose
5. Cedrick


1. First off, please introduce yourself! Name, Age, Gender and anything else you'd like to add.
Nat: My name is Nathan Alexander Kennedy, I'm a seventeen year old guy and I'm really craving chips right now?
Blue: Funny, I'm craving death.
Nat: Not funny. Introduce yourself?
Blue: I'm Blue.
Isabelle: ...And?
Blue: And I'm a mess. (finger guns)
Nat: Uh, this is Blue. They're seventeen too, and they aren't a boy or a girl. They're really good at Tetris!
Cedrick: But not at following the rules.
Rose: Who cares?
Cedrick: Cedrick Aurélien Trueman. I'm sixteen, male, and here to enforce the rules.
Rose: And I'm Rose Elise Tokas. I'm a fifteen year old girl, and Cedrick wrote a song about his love for Draco Malfoy when he was twelve.
Cedrick: (glare) Stop that.
Isabelle: (sympathetic glance at interviewer) Sorry about this lot. My name is Isabelle Caitlin MacLeod, I am a sixteen year old girl and I like to consider myself a somewhat rational human being.

2. That was interesting. Now, who in this meme do you find most attractive?
Nat and Blue: (just point at each other like it's no big deal)
Isabelle: (glance at Rose) ...Nobody.
Rose: W-w-w-well! I'd pick Nat!
Nat: (uncomfortable shifting)
Isabelle: (looking at the floor)
Cedrick: To be honest, I'd probably pick Nat too.
Blue: Y'all need to freakin' back off.

3. Now how would you rate that person, on a scale from 1-10, 1 being the worst, 10 being the best. (This is relating to question 2)
Nat: Blue's a ten!
Blue: Aw. So are you.
Rose: Nat's like, a negative seven. But everyone else is even worse, sooo.
Cedrick: Nah, he's like, at least a positive seven, maybe an eight on a good day.

4. If you could swap genders for a day, would you? If yes, what would you do?
Blue: (smirk) And what exactly would I swap to?
Rose: Well, biologically speaking, you're--
Nat: (covers Rose's mouth and says with the sweetest smile) Shut the fuck up.
Isabelle: I feel like being male could be fun. I'd be able to walk home at night without feeling as scared, and I'd probably be more respected in general.
Cedrick: If you mean we physically swap sex? Like, I would have breasts instead? I'd probably try it, as long as it's just for a day.
Rose: (wriggling away from Nat's hand) I'd totally be a boy! I bet my parents would be more okay with me getting all muddy and shit like that. 
Nat: I probably wouldn't. I'm comfortable in my body, and I don't want to risk being stuck in a body I'm not comfortable with, even if just for a day.
Blue: (slow nod) Probably smart.

5. Would you tell us something that no one knows about you?
Rose: I'll tell you something about CEDRICK! One time we were watching Harry Potter, and Draco Malfoy was on the screen and he kissed it. He literally kissed the screen. What the fuck.
Cedrick: (flat tone) Why.
Rose: Because the truth needs to be heard! 
Cedrick: ...Rose likes Isabelle!
Isabelle: What?
Rose: N-no I don't! What the fuck, Ced?
Cedrick: It's true.
Rose: No it's--
Isabelle: I watch kids' cartoons to get to sleep at night.
Rose: Hmh?
Nat: Everyone knows about that one time I almost got strangled by another dude, right? But uh...nobody knows I almost stomped on his chest afterwards.
Blue: Seriously?
Nat: Mhm.
Blue: Uh...I've thrown up playing First Person Tetris before.
Rose: The fuck is First Person Tetris?

6. Okay now lets see what's on your history of your computer!
Rose: (her entire history is edgy Mindless Self Indulgence songs, creepypasta, facebook, and one wikihow article on how to get girls to notice you) Pay no attention to that...hahah...hah...
Nat: (his history is mostly full of "how to play X on xylophone", lyrics websites, and his tumblr dashboard)
Isabelle: (mostly school stuff and research, but also some cartoons and kids' anime on YouTube)
Cedrick: (digital copies of old books in the public domain. he has bbc news bookmarked. Homestuck, a lot. Also his own tumblr profile is in his history a lot because he constantly goes to look at his own theme)
Blue: (Nat's tumblr, bill wurtz' history of X videos, memes, and a bunch of scary-looking webpages about harming yourself) I'm fine though! (big cheesy grin)

7. How about your phone now? Lets see what contacts, images and applications you have...
Rose: (has a troll Tinder account, and all her pictures are edgy shit, Shakespeare quotes on nice backgrounds, or ugly pictures of Cedrick)
Isabelle: (Homework app for keeping on top of school stuff, Pokémon TV app, everyone's saved as their actual name in her contacts but the pictures associated with each contact are various animals) I like to set people's pictures to whatever animal they remind me's silly, really.
Rose: What am I?
Isabelle: A fox.
Rose: 'Cause I'm foxy?
Isabelle: Because you're mischievous.
Cedrick: (every contact has their actual name, except for Rose who is "best person". He used to try and change it to "Rose" but she always changes it back so he just stopped trying. he has flappy bird, like, the original app, because he never deleted it. And most of his pictures are of his cat) My mum sends me pictures of him, because y'know, boarding school and all, I can't see him much.
Rose: For the record, the cat is called Crookshanks.
Cedrick: (GLARING)
Nat: My phone's pretty simple. (he has iCopter and a few other games like Cut the Rope. He also has Duolingo on the little taskbar on his home screen, because he loves to randomly learn bits of languages, but he never sticks one through. Camera roll is mostly selfies of Blue from when they take his phone, and pictures of his dogs and siblings)
Blue: (camera roll is full of memes and black-and-white selfies. also some memey selfies where they've drawn pepe the frog in the foreground of the picture. a bunch of games, really disorganised, mostly Tetris clones.)

8. Is there anything you absolutely adore or love?
Nat and Blue: (point at each other)
Isabelle: My family.
Cedrick: The rules.
Rose: Shakespeare and footie!
Nat: I also love my family and friends, and caring for people and having fun!
Blue: Apart from you, my only love is Tetris.

9. How about hate or despise? 
Blue: School. Spiders. Myself? Outdated memes.
Nat: (worried glance at Blue) I don't hate a lot of things, but if someone hurts someone I care about I can get really angry. You could say I hate bullies, in a sense.
Cedrick and Rose: (point at each other)
Isabelle: Aw, that's not true. You're like brother and sister.
Cedrick: Exactly.
Isabelle: Whatever. I hate homework.
Rose: Really?
Isabelle: Yeah. But I have to do it, you know?

10. Now share with us what your hobbies are!
Rose: Cedrick's is re-reading and re-watching Harry Potter.
Cedrick: Shut up!
Rose: See? You can't even dispute it!
Isabelle: I like talking with friends, but I have a bit of an interest in sewing. I like watching stand-up comedy routines, and taking care of animals, even though I don't have my own pets.
Rose: I like to read or play sports. Or hack Parker's facebook.
Cedrick: Stealing his phone isn't "hacking".
Nat: I play music and sing, but I'll have fun doing basically anything.
Blue: Sex. Fucking kinky ass 24/7 sex.
(everyone uncomfortable)
Blue: That was a joke. I like memes, Tetris and walking my dog when I'm home.
Isabelle: Right...
Blue: But also sex.

11. Interesting...Now describe your most interesting experience.
Nat: Probably getting choked half to death and then convincing myself not to commit literal murder?
Cedrick: (opens mouth to speak)
Rose: Cedrick's will be meeting Tom Felton.
Cedrick: ...Whatever.
Isabelle: Holiday in Kenya! Met a bunch of family, it was really nice.
Rose: Mine was probably meeting Marie. It was nursery and she burned my shoes.
Isabelle: In nursery?
Rose: Yeah. (smile)
Blue: Uh, gonna have to go with suicide attempt #1.

12. What is your dream job? What do you find fun about it?
Nat: I'd love to be a teacher! Helping people is kind of my thing. But less relistically, a musician...that would be amazing.
Blue: I wanna be one of those people who just does video game tournaments and lives off the prize money.
Isabelle: My plan is to become a doctor.
Rose: Footballer!
Cedrick: I've thought quite seriously about becoming a lawyer.
Isabelle: I don't know about that for you. You'd probably have to defend people who broke the law. You wouldn't like it.

13. If you only had one wish, what would it be?
Rose: To make everyone in the whole world aware of exactly how much of a loser Ced is.
Nat: (sweet smile at Blue) I just want you to be happy.
Blue: (blushy) Aw! I'd probably wish for a lifetime supply of pasta.
Isabelle: I'll be honest here, I'd probably go for infinite money.
Cedrick: I'd wish for--
Rose: Draco Malfoy.
Cedrick: I actually knew you'd say that.

14. Are you Uke, Seme, or Seke?
Cedrick: What the fuck are those?
Rose: You're probably a seme or a seke.
Cedrick: What is that??
Isabelle: It's basically like...seme is a top in sex, an uke is a bottom, and a seke could go either way.
Cedrick: Oh. (awkward pause) I'm probably on the seme side of seke.
Nat: Sexually I'm completely versatile. But I guess the whole nurturing personality classifies me as a seme?
Rose: I'd totally be a seme.
Cedrick: (scoffs) Yeah, right.
Rose: (angry) Hey!
Cedrick: Sorry. I just don't see it. How about you, Isabelle?
Isabelle: Um...if I had to pick, probably...seke.
Blue: I'll be honest here, I'm a fucking uke. (peace sign)

15. Now that makes me wonder, what's your sexuality?
Rose: I'm bisexual or pansexual, I guess. I forget what the difference is. But I like boys and girls?
Cedrick: I prefer men, but I'm still bisexual.
Isabelle: Completely and utterly pansexual. No preference.
Blue: Do I even need a label? I'm just freakin' thirsty.
Nat: I identify as pansexual, but I appreciate that bisexual is a more historical term and as such I don't mind being called bi! I consider it kind of like an umbrella term?

16. If everyone was to die in this meme, and the only way to save everyone is to sacrifice one, who would each of you vote out as a sacrifice?
Blue: Take a wild freakin' guess.
Nat: (uncomfortable) I hate to say it, but I'd kill any one of you for Blue.
Isabelle: Rude.
Rose: I'd vote Cedrick.
Cedrick: Rude!
Isabelle: I'd probably vote for Rose.
Rose: I change my vote. Let's kill Isabelle.
Cedrick: I'll vote Rose too!
Nat: Okay, that's one for Blue, one for...anyone, two for Rose and one for Isabelle. (laughs) Sorry, Rose.

17. So...Do you still sleep with a night light?
Blue: Sleep? Who is she?
Nat: I don't need one, but if I'm sharing a room with someone who does, I'm more than happy to let that happen.
Isabelle: Nope. 
Rose: Nah but I kind of want to. They look sick as fuck.
Cedrick: I never did.

18. Well that was good to know...Now if you had to chose the way you died, how would you?
Blue: By my own hand. Duh?
Nat: (pointedly) Old age, WITH BLUE BESIDE ME.
Isabelle: Anything but fire. (shudder) Marie has ruined that for me.
Rose: A fight! How cool would that be? Stabbed in a fight, went down fighting.
Cedrick: The vaccum of space would be sort of cool.
Rose: What the fuck.

19. Well it's now the end of the meme! How do you feel?
Isabelle: Entirely neutral.
Rose: It was boring. (grins)
Blue: I feel no different to before. Except I know Cedrick uncomfortably well now.
Cedrick: I suppose it was enjoyable.
Nat: Nice meme! (thumbs up)

20. Tagging time (if you wish)
darkxaidan not that she'll actually do it but. i'm tagging anyway


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Warriorofthewild Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist
I wish to make you do a thing but I do not know what to make you do D:
LightningstripeDFTBA Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
!! oooh well i appreciate that you want it in the first place!! any vague idea of what thing you might like to make me do
Warriorofthewild Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist
oohhhhh! Mydala for my 101 mydala challenge?
you are like my last friend to add a mydala and you were one of the first people I knew I wanted on here :)
Warriorofthewild Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist
lightning look!!! Is it not super beautiful!!!! More Beth and Hailey for us :D
VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I needed to come out this way somehow and this felt the best so . . . Sorry but I had to.
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lostdesertfan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!"
Skittysrule Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I love you. Have a tag…
VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mistefer Gustopher, I have tagged you. If you don't want to do it, tell me and I'll tag someone else.
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