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  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Saints Row the Third
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Though I'm quite sure you weren't.

I usually manage to post one or two things a month, but that hasn't been the case recently. That's because I tried to push myself, challenge myself with something I happened upon:…

Rather than give you a mess of links, that one post should have everything, including where the artist is. Although, since she's right here, I am compelled to direct you to her one more time, because she deserves support:

I'll also take this time to recommend the story of my "beta reader", the person who helped get my story internet-ready:…

It's funny, in a way. I think my biggest motivation was to add variety to the fandom. I remember looking over people's posts, seeing what they planned to do, and well...I saw certain themes blend together (translation: M!Shenko, M!Shenko everywhere! I was legitimately surprised, I thought it would be all Shakarian or...whatever Shepard/Tali is called...Shali? Maybe that's just the LiveJournal community's preference? Ah well). Sort of like my motivation for attempting to draw; lot of nice stuff out there, but not a lot of the things/characters I like specifically...or the ones that do are less eventually I say to myself, "Looks like it's up to me" and just do it.

Still, I was reluctant. There's almost nothing I do that's spur of the moment; I often contemplate doing something for weeks or months before going into action. I was not given the luxury this time, though, so finally I decided...nothing to it but to do it. Although I am very aware that what I wrote--a "Shepley" story featuring a custom made, straight, male Shepard--is apparently fandom poison, but whatever. If I just made a handful of people out there happy, that's good enough for me.

Glad I did, too. I'm usually a solitary worker, but it felt so wonderful to get meaningful feedback. My artist and beta reader were very kind to me; I'm keeping the email exchanges so I can look at them whenever I feel I can't do something.

I'm already feeling braver, if not just in regards to writing. I've already started a few other stories; I fully intend to make use of my new AO3 account. Still thinking of...transitioning to other places. DeviantArt just...isn't the best fit. I don't know; anyone out there want to recommend Tumblr or Dreamwidth or something, I'll gladly listen to your testimony.


Where we're going, we won't NEED pupils!
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
My name is Kate. I'm an English graduate who's probably too old to be drawing dog and bunny people and game fanart, but I do anyway.

Writing is probably one of the few things I'm good at, though I haven't been at it in quite a while. Still, I express this interest through long, thoughtful comments and descriptions.

As a primary writer, then, I like to draw for fun and to get more...abstract thoughts expressed. I'm more than willing to accept constructive criticism, but I've been practicing at my own rate, so please humor me here.

Likes: Doggies, bunnies, chocolate, coffee, rock, sleeping

Dislikes: Arrogance, insects, obnoxious fans, hippies, teenagers, the View, talk radio

Current Residence: Freehold, New Jersey
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, Rock, and occasional Pop
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Operating System: Dell Latitude D610
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Nano
Favourite cartoon character: Dr. Orpheus
Personal Quote: Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD

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TobiasAmaranth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Just a poke from the past... This is looking kinda neat btw. Not artistically but conceptually.
wowplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
happy Birthday :D
MediaRebelMKII Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
If you are still on this website, I would love to say I agree with what you have to say on Krystal in Command.
demonfiren Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Are you still there?
ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Happy birthday !
wowplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Happy Birthday :D
SilverYoshi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Oh wow, it's been forever since I last talked to you. How have you been?
Raphial Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyo! Been ages since we last spoke. What's up?
Quasar-Mouse Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Heya!! :iconbunnyhopplz: Hoppy Birthday!!

:iconhappybirthdayplz: :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
jndturner Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Happy birthday!
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