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1. Each person has to share 6 facts about themselves.
2. Answer the 6 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 6 questions for your 6 tags.
3. Choose 6 people and put their icon in your journal.
4. Go to their page and inform them that they have been tagged by you.
5. NOT something like "you are tagged if you read that".
6. You have to legitimately tag 6 people.
7. No tag backs!
8. You can't say that you don't do tags.
9. You MUST make a journal entry.

Facts about me

  1. I have always had this problem where my scribbles on cheap crappy paper come out better than the stuff I plan out on art paper. It's a source of endless frustration for me and part of why you rarely see finished pieces out of my lazy arse.
  2. While people tell me I am good with words online (I call bs I still stick my foot in my mouth a lot lol) I have SERIOUS issues expressing myself in person or over the phone. Writing is MUCH easier for me, in part because I don't actually think in language a lot of the time, so I have to "translate" myself, and sometimes words go missing and it causes me to grind to a halt mid-sentence. This is also why I often avoid talking about serious subjects except with close friends, because the more important a topic is to me/the more ingrained it is into my being, the harder it is to translate, because that non-linguistic form of thought is a LOT more nuanced than language allows for.
  3. I often feel like I am better at communicating with animals than I am with people. It's definitely easier to make friends with them.
  4. My "spiritual awakening" so to speak was facilitated in no small part by a particular tree on campus who I simply dubbed "the mother tree", who began speaking to me one night after a series of strange dreams I woke from thinking I heard thunder, of which she told me not to be afraid. Through her I learned long before I ever stumbled across any articles to this effect that plants could communicate across distances through some form of network. I assumed at the time it had to do with roots touching. Thanks to more recent research I now know it is facilitated by fungi.
  5. In part because of the above, it REALLY PISSES ME OFF when people treat plants as "lesser" than animals, like they're just these things that don't think or feel or have souls, so we can just do whatever the hell we want to them without apologizing or trying to offer the respect we do to animals. No matter how we live, some other life has to be given for ours to continue and it seriously upsets me when people do not understand this and show the proper respect.
  6. We think I might have ASD but neither I nor my counselor have figured out who the heck to send me to for testing as an adult, nor do we know if my insurance will cover it. x.x; Apparently it's easier to deal with if you find it in childhood because the world has forgotten it's a freaking lifelong disease and adults have it too. And those of us who can "fake normal" so to speak kinda fly under the radar until we reach an age where we're going "wait a minute... this thing I do... isn't a thing everyone else goes through?" and just... argh.

Questions to Answer

  1. what do you find most beautiful about yourself or the environment around you? I don't know... things keep getting developed more and more and it's disappointing. But sometimes when the sun comes out after the rain, and I walk by the creek, I can see the beauty I saw in my childhood, with the water running, the birds singing, and I can pretend I'm out in the wilderness like I did when I was a kid.
  2. what's your favorite day dream? Probably the ones where I can turn into a wolf whenever I want and either scare off assholes trying to jerk me around, or just... run free.
  3. what animal, plant or object do you have an affinity with? wolves in particular, as most who know me probably realized by now. However I seem to attract the spirits of departed foxes for whatever reason. Plants... I don't seem to have any specific ones, though as a child I always had a fondness for sassafras.
  4. why are you here today? Why am I here? In this room, on this website, or on this planet in this body? The latter is more interesting to ponder, of course, but is the answer I am least able to give. Let us say that "home" is gone and I have someone to protect, and it seems a human body was best suited for me to be born in this time around. Beyond that I do not know.
  5. how do you wish to die? All I care is that it is painless, and not at the hands of something that can devour that which is truly myself, unless a certain someone else is there to prevent it. I fear the eternal but I do not fear what comes next. I know whose house I walk to in the end and I trust I will be cared for.
  6. would you be alright if everything but humans became extinct? I read this wrong at first and thought it said "if humans became extinct" which I could live with. But if everything else did? No. Nobody would be alright. There would be nothing but each other to eat, and eventually that would collapse in upon itself. Where would we get new oxygen if not from the plants? Without beauty and nature I think we'd all eventually go mad.

Questions for other people

  1. What do you do to find peace when you are troubled?
  2. What is your favorite time of day and why?
  3. If you could choose one to live in - oceanside, desert, forest, city, or mountains - which would you choose and why?
  4. You are going on a journey from which you can never return, and you can only take with you what you can carry. What items do you choose?
  5. What is your favorite sound that comes out of the environment you live in?
  6. What thing do you hope for most?

TAGGING:  wolfforce58 StargroveStudios nanaleonti BasiliskOnline wolfeskm Blabbitz ...and anyone else who would like to, I suppose.

ęSkin by Astrikos

FireAlpaca or Portable SAI? 

1 deviant said Portable SAI
1 deviant said I don't know
No deviants said FireAlpaca
No deviants said BOTH!


Worst sinus infection I've had in years is finally on its way out. Still gotta rest today so I can hopefully make an important outing tomorrow that I really don't want to miss. *crosses fingers*
I forget where the heck I go to get Portable SAI. Can anybody help with that? I want it on the Surface.
Sick as hell when I have arts to finish. D: BLARGH.
Good thing I had the foresight to keep the driver install file on the Surface. Windows strikes again with its tendency to eat drivers. My old XP machine used to eat the old scanner's driver all the time. Now the Surface Pro keeps trying to eat the wacom driver. *facepalm*
Thanks to a little snag where my other half wasn't able to cancel an order after finding a better device for almost the same price, I have an older Surface tablet on the way. And apparently he's getting me a Bamboo Feel to go with it so I can maybe actually start doing digital art that doesn't completely suck. :D


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Photographer, artist, musician, writer, animal behavior and human psychology nut, nature lover, and kitty waitstaff.

If you want to make me happy, give me honest praise, chocolate, money, expensive cars, a million dollars... =P OK I doubt anybody's going to give me those last two. But I can try, right?

Yes, I am this much of a dork.

But seriously, I do adore comments. Don't require them (I am notorious for the fave-and-run myself, I realize not everyone can think of something to say), but I do love them. :)

Holy crap I got an art Tumblr:

Godapalooza comic Tumblr can be found here:

You can find my music here:

Commission info in the link below:



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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015

Hellow there random deviant. :) *clicked the random deviant button* Just want to spread the love. :)

You are beautiful and worth it, no matter what people say. <3

Have a hug too. :hug:
Don't be afraid to pass this on if you want. :)

And have a nice day/evening/night. :3

Sincerely, CelineDGD
Happy Helper of the Happy-Squad

Lyrak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay this was actually really good timing because I've had a bit of a rough day <3
CelineDGD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Aww, I hope that this brightened your day. :hug: <3
ValtielWolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
Johnithan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday ma'am!
Eviecats Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Hahah it must have been the groups, i wasn't watching you either!  =)
ZebtehZebra Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Happy Birthday :iconyuihugplz:
lamelobo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday !!!!!! :heart: :party: :cake:
wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:iconbirthdaycakeplz: I wanted to wish you a happy birthday today! :hug: Hope that your day has some happy surprises! (and not big surprises, because those are just too surprising XD )
SerenityWireDesigns Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav!
I'm glad you liked my pendant:)
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