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Aloha everyone,

Figured I owe people an explanation for my lack of activity / submissions of late in the way of artwork and writing.

I've kind of fallen into a bit of a creative rut of late, which is frustrating as all hello-kitty. So to fill that void I've been spending far too much time watching reality programming (such as Rehab Addict on HGTV and Flipping Boston on FYI), random clips on Youtube, and clicking through feed after feed on Facebook. As of Thanksgiving I resumed cross stitching after a several month hiatus.

I've been working mostly on 'Hope', and I hope to finish this piece soon for three reasons.

1) the anniversary of my mom's passing is coming up in a couple of weeks.

2) I have a friend whose mother is fighting breast cancer.

3) I have another friend (same first name as the first friend) whose mother is fighting lung cancer.

So to keep my mind occupied and in honor of those who have been battling cancer, I *really* want to finish stitching 'Hope'. Right now I'm working on the 'H' in 'Hope' (the O, P, and E having already been stitched). I've had to rip out parts of the H a few times due to me missing a count here and there. Once I finish the H I need to stitch the butterfly on the H (which will probably be done while I'm working on the loop of the H), and some flowers. The back stitching should hopefully go faster than the rest of the stitching.

The timeline I'm giving myself is the 8th of January. Fingers crossed I can keep to that schedule. I just need to make sure I spend time stitching instead of surfing aimlessly.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone.

Lots of love,

-DS
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Two and 1/2 Men
  • Reading: Castle Roogna
  • Watching: Rehab Addict
  • Playing: too many games
  • Eating: banana bread
  • Drinking: water
Lunar: Forgotten Legend drabble - Run Devil Run
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"Enemy craft off the port bow," Kat called from the crow's nest.

"Perfect," Wesley mumbled under his breath, "we're dead in the water either until the power cells have a chance to recharge."

"Or the wind shifts," Zandarius quipped, "I could always...."

Wesley cut him off with a glare. "Your powers are best used to defend the Destiny, not power it."

The ship rocked as the enemy craft opened fire across their bow. "That was a warning shot," Kat called as she descended from the crow's nest. A second later the lookout post was reduced to splinters by high-calibur cannon fire. "And that was an unprovoked attack."

The ship rocked again as the enemy vessel pulled to a stop beside them. Gangplanks were hastily thrown over to the disabled Destiny, several groups of enemy pirates charging across with cutlasses drawn and guns at the ready. "Battle stations," Wesley shouted over his shoulder, "Defend the Destiny!"

"Aye!" several voices chorused as Beebot, Kat, and company went into action.

Wesley drew his pistols and flashed one of his winning (and, in the right light, disarming) smiles. Narrowing his ice blue eyes, he charged into the fray, bolts of golden light flashing from his guns. "I'm throwing the trash," he sang as he leaped from perch to perch, his gaze snapping from the boarding party to how his friends and crew were faring. He allowed a smile to cross his lips when he saw Zan chain-casting ice-based and wind-based magic spells, glowing sigils flowing around the wizard's hands at all times.

"I'm clearing the junk," the wizard sang as he dropped a high-velocity wind spell on one of the smaller boarding parties. A grin crossed his face as said boarding party was sent flying overboard. Dropping another wind-based spell beneath his own feet launched him into the sails and rigging.

"I'm firing the cannon," Wesley sang as he leaped to higher ground, where he crossed his right arm over his left wrist and braced himself. Golden light pooled in the barrels of his guns before he unleashed something akin to a holy railgun attack.

The captain felt the temperature around him drop several degrees as Zan landed behind him for a moment. Standing back to back, the duo sang, "And you're gonna get sunk!" before Wesley took Zan's hand, spun the pair of them around, and launched the wizard into the air, where Zandarius resumed his spell assault.

"You'd better sail off to the seven seas," Zan sang as he descended from the upper levels of rigging on the foremast. The mage released from his line and flipped backward, blue and green light flowing around his hands. Snapping his hands foreward completed the casting of his spell, giant shards of ice materializing in the space between him and their foes as he landed in a crouch. The webs of his ponytail completed their dramatic descent down his back as he looked up from under his eyebrows. "There's not enough room for you and for me," he continued, icicle javalins thudding into the deck planks.

"Once again, if you please," Beebot sang as he shielded Kat and the rest of their crew from incoming enemy fire.

"There's not enough room for you and for me," the mage smirked, green light spiraling up around his body, tossing the ruffles of his shirt and the strands of his ponytail in yet another dramatic flourish. Bringing his right hand up above his head he let out an evil little giggle.

Wesley stopped shooting at the boarding party when he sensed the level of Zan's attack spell. The monk-turned-pirate turned on his heel and made tracks to Beebot's location. "You'd better run," he called over his shoulder to the attacking pirates.

/Run, run, run, run, 'cause there's gonna be some hell to pay/

The pirates turned their attention from Wesley to Zan in time to witness the mage completing his next spell. Eyes widening (and in some cases, eyepatches lifted to make sure they weren't hallucinating), they watched the dark-haired man toss a glowing green orb of light toward their ship. Zan's boots thudded to the deck as he landed in a crouch, the mage pushing his glasses up on his nose before snapping his fingers to activate his spell.

/You'd better run, run, run, run, run. That's the only thing that I'm gonna say, hey!/

The skies above them darkened, the clouds turning an eerie shade of green. The center of the cloud mass began to spiral, the gyration quickly forming a tornado funnel. The funnel quickly grew in size and intensity, pulling the enemy pirates from their own craft while engulfing the enemy craft in a high-speed twister.

"I wish I'd known right from the start, that I was dancing with the dark," the enemy pirate captain was heard to sing as his craft and crew was whisked away.

"You'd better run, run, run, run run," Zan and Wesley sang, arm in arm, as they watched their problems fly away, "run devil run, run devil run run, run devil run run."
Lunar AU drabble - Pirates
RNF (random neural firing) that I had while driving out for groceries this afternoon. 'Run Devil Run' as sung by Ke$ha was stuck in my head (which was better than 'Let it Go' from a certain icy-cold Disney film), and the part about 'throwing the trash and clearing the junk' seemed to be all I wanted to sing. I had an idea about pirates. And maybe some FCs from the 'Lunar' game series could be pirates. And should I draw and write a drabble?

And thus, the Powerpuff Girls were born.... wait, wrong storyline and universe.

And thus, Wesley and Zandarius were given pirate-style makeovers. Because who doesn't love a pirate? That, and I finished 'Skies of Arcadia Legends' a couple of weekends ago, and that game is all about sky pirates.

Artwork to come soon.

All FCs belong to their rightful owners, who were part of a now defunct Lunar RPG on Yahoo Groups.
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WIP - Two Hearts by Dragonstar78
WIP - Two Hearts
'Two Hearts Wedding Sampler' by Dimensions. This piece was supposed to be for :icondelwynndwn:'s wedding back in 2013. Unfortunately I was not able to complete it in time for the wedding, and I'm a bit past the 1-year mark for finishing the piece. I will finish it (eventually).

This is probably one of the three or four pieces that made me realize that I need glasses, since I got the count wrong in the flowers at the top of the heart and had to go back and frog quite a bit.
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WIP - Snow (updated) by Dragonstar78
WIP - Snow (updated)
'Snow' by FireWing Designs.

This photo shows more progress than the one I uploaded earlier today. I need to go back and fix the little claw / hook / talon, as I added 2 extra stitches by accident.
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WIP - Hope (Updated) by Dragonstar78
WIP - Hope (Updated)
Hope by 'Imaginating'. This pic shows far more progress than in the photo I uploaded earlier today.

The 'H' is giving me fits because I can't seem to get the count right.
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Will
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I'm a self proclaimed anime / gaming / manga / sci fi geek who started drawing back in Y2K. Finally, a place where I can pull all of my artwork together and organize it for fans who are like me and somewhat bummed when they can't find fanart of a favorite character.

Favourite genre of music: techno, pop, dance
Favorite style of art: shojo
Operating System: WinXP or Windows 7, depending upon computer
MP3 player of choice: Ipod or Winamp
Shell of choice: Spikey blue koopa shell
Wallpaper of choice: Eduardo & Kylie or James Marsters
Favorite cartoon character: Baron & Volt, Stanford Isaac Rhodes IV
Favorite series: Battle Force 5, Slayers, Galaxy Angel, Sky Girls, Evangelion
Boyfriend: AJB (no DA account)
Besties: :iconfairy-jewel: :icontheredone1223: :icondelwynndwn: :iconpurpleamhariccoffee: :iconskyeblitz: :iconangelsls: :iconthepalelady: :iconthorn-zenithar: :iconviolafuchs: :iconc-t-elder: :iconsweetstar17: :iconboredtaryn: :icongreenmtvince: :iconlittlemisssquiggles:
Personal Quote: chaos, panic, disorder - my work here is done.
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Aloha everyone,

Figured I owe people an explanation for my lack of activity / submissions of late in the way of artwork and writing.

I've kind of fallen into a bit of a creative rut of late, which is frustrating as all hello-kitty. So to fill that void I've been spending far too much time watching reality programming (such as Rehab Addict on HGTV and Flipping Boston on FYI), random clips on Youtube, and clicking through feed after feed on Facebook. As of Thanksgiving I resumed cross stitching after a several month hiatus.

I've been working mostly on 'Hope', and I hope to finish this piece soon for three reasons.

1) the anniversary of my mom's passing is coming up in a couple of weeks.

2) I have a friend whose mother is fighting breast cancer.

3) I have another friend (same first name as the first friend) whose mother is fighting lung cancer.

So to keep my mind occupied and in honor of those who have been battling cancer, I *really* want to finish stitching 'Hope'. Right now I'm working on the 'H' in 'Hope' (the O, P, and E having already been stitched). I've had to rip out parts of the H a few times due to me missing a count here and there. Once I finish the H I need to stitch the butterfly on the H (which will probably be done while I'm working on the loop of the H), and some flowers. The back stitching should hopefully go faster than the rest of the stitching.

The timeline I'm giving myself is the 8th of January. Fingers crossed I can keep to that schedule. I just need to make sure I spend time stitching instead of surfing aimlessly.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone.

Lots of love,

-DS
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Two and 1/2 Men
  • Reading: Castle Roogna
  • Watching: Rehab Addict
  • Playing: too many games
  • Eating: banana bread
  • Drinking: water

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:iconjohnnyd2:
johnnyd2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
you know love-in-belle is trying to talk to you about lanes between right?
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:iconlove-in-belle:
Love-In-Belle Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry, but I want to give my stories a makeover. This includes "Lanes Between". This was what I want to say to you in Notes.
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Ok. It's all good.

I haven't seen anything pop up saying I have a new note, so please forgive me if it seems like I've been ignoring you.
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Love-In-Belle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Redoing my "Six Hearts" story,, thinking of adding Square characters. Any suggestions?
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:icondragonstar78:
Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
KOS-MOS, Momo, and JR from 'Xenosaga'

Sabin, Relm, Terra, and Gogo from 'Final Fantasy VI'

Eiko from 'Final Fantasy IX'

Rydia from 'Final Fantasy IV'

Lucca and Taban (her father) from 'Chrono Trigger' (maybe Marle / Merle as well?)

Guile from 'Chrono Cross'

Roxis' friend from the 'Kingdom Hearts' series (Hayner & company)

Maybe Yuffie and Tifa from Final Fantasy VII?

Just throwing out a few ideas from the games that I know are from Square.
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:iconlove-in-belle:
Love-In-Belle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. I'll make some notes of them.
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:iconjohnnyd2:
johnnyd2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
hey, im love-in-belle's friend, sup?
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:icondragonstar78:
Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
not much.

'sup with you?
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