Kira Izuru - O Warrior of the Sky...

....I pray you never forgive me....


Good News Times! <3
theminiarkana
Wellity well!

I'm fully aware that the year 2011 has been one of trials and tribulations thus far. I suppose it's only fair that I share the good news of the year with all of you!

First up, I want to thank everyone close to me, friends and family alike, who have stuck by me and been there for me in my time of need. My Mum took me to the hospital plenty of times, my boyfriend :iconatemu1: looked after me when I was bed bound, and Jen, Emmah, and Emma have been more than patient with me constantly being ill. Also to the friends who gave me much support over the phone and the net, I give you all much love and thanks. To Will, Rob, the lovely ladies in Hull, Sarah, and the Birmingham crew, you're all awesome and thank you!

Then there's the results of my father's heart operation yesterday. All is well. He's back home, finally able to breathe, heart working fine, and in great condition! Thanks to my bro and sister and step mum for supporting him when I was not there.

As for me, I'm on the road to recovery.

Got a new laptop - a cute little Dell called Dell Conagher XD - and I got the all clear from my scan results!!!

Plus my teaching volunteer work is going extremely well!

Things are looking up.

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It's Kitacon this Friday! For those who don't know, here's the line up:

Friday - Kira Izuru - BLEACH

Saturday - Nero the Sable - FFVII: DoC (Also entered into the Masquerade...I'm so nervous. Wish me luck!!!)

Sunday - Hidan - Naruto

For the Cosplay Ball, I'm going as Nero the Sable in a nice suit. XD
Thought it would be funny. XD

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So thanks again everyone and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!

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2011....worst year thus far....
theminiarkana
So aside from a few updates here and there, I'm sure most of you have noticed that there's been little actual me rambling or doing journals online.
Well...let's see....where do I begin?

As of 1st of January 2011 up until the 24th of Feb here's my little list of "Karma Owes Me Big Time":

- Was ill with a kidney infection from 1st of Jan until a mere few days ago
- Whilst ill I caught a virus that had me bed bound for two weeks
- Got refused from all four universities I had applied for
- Had my laptop bag stolen which contained - laptop, webcam, graphics tablet, microphone, card reader, and additional USB ports
- Had my phone charger stolen along with the laptop
- Glove compartment broke in my car and is now mangled and jammed open

So all in all, it's not been a good year....

I'm hoping Karma will owe me back a lot, but as of now I've been forced to use the PC I only use for gaming as my general fuckery PC.

I'm not impressed....

Once in a BLU Moon
theminiarkana
See what I did there?
I paid tribute to my latest obsession with a catchy title.
Yes I have jumped head first into the Team Fortress 2 religion. As usual I blame Sakanoue for this. It all started with a joke RP about a Crashman!Soldier and a Quickman!Scout and just sort of rolled from there. As a result of this, I then went out and bought the Orange Box for PS3.
(I say PS3..I actually got it for my Xbox first, but the Xbox kind of red ringed, so I returned it and got it for the PS3 instead. XD)

As a result of this, expect some form of updatery in the form of TF2 at some point. XD

However, I am still knocking out the Megaman stuff, so don't worry about that! There is much more to come from my sick and twisted brain (including a very nice Protoman XD) so you'll get your Megaman fix!

Also there are several hundred sketch dumps coming your way, dating back about 5 or six years....yeah....I never scanned everything I did when I drew in pen and pencil....I figured it'd be nice to see how I've improved....

So, update aside....onwards with the Journal!!!!!!!

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WORK -

I'm volunteering in a school with the Prince's Trust. I teach children who are considered too violent or unable to cope with the classroom environment. Two days a week. Years 10 and 11.
And it is fantastic!
I love it there. The kids are characters, all of them, and each one has something about them that is just brilliant. I don't care if they're considered outcasts or whatever, each one is capable of achieving so much....

Whilst doing this, however, I am submitting my PGCE Teaching Degree application on Tuesday next week. Wish me luck! I hope I get on the course this year!!!! Hopefully with my volunteer work, they'll consider it!

Also still at Dunelm Mill. Still enjoying it. Own two sections now. Am feeling very important. Lots of heavy lifting and hard work, but I'll manage!

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MOVIES AND GAMES -

Went to watch LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS and DESPICABLE ME in 3D at the Vue cinema lately. Why is it that kid's films are brilliant? They're better than most adult movies that have come out this year! XD

TF2 hits me hard as an utterly brilliant game, as well as a healthy dose of BREATH OF FIRE III and PORTAL to keep me occupied when I am not backstabbing people. XD

Also watched INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE and V FOR VENDETTA the other night. Now I remember why they were so awesome....

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EXPO -

So the London Expo has come and gone once again. The costume lineup went as follows:

SAT - Yugi Moto - YUGIOH
SUN - Jolteon girl - POKEMON

I enjoyed seeing all of my wonderful girlies and boys again. Friday was epic despite getting lost in London for hours. XD
A wonderful meal to celebrate my 24th and Alinthea's 21st Birthdays!

Saturday was hectic as hell. Me and Sakanoue stormed the TF2 Photoshoot and filmed those wonderful cosplayers. I stayed away from Pyros. Due to a gasmask phobia. Not because I play a Spy in the game. XD
Dressed as Yugi I had many an Abridged Quote thrown in my general direction, but also had many photos taken of me with RuneKaiser as Kaiba and Alinthea as Pegasus.
Saturday night was drinking night. Ring of Bleach. Oh yes.

Sunday was more of a relaxed day and a hectic night. Got into a sort of fight whilst going to get dinner that evening. The local London hoodies thought they'd have a go at a skinny geeky mate of mine (sorry Dan, but you are hoodie fodder) so I jumped in front of him and grabbed the guy who was threatening to punch him, as well as smacked a guy three times in the face for trying to hit Dan on the side....
I felt goooood. XD

Expo was epic. I can't wait to see everyone again. Hope you all come to New Years!

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So I hope you enjoyed my ranting.  XD

Feel free to check me out at:

http://theminiarkana.deviantart.com/

or for the not so sensitive of eyes at:

http://yaoi.y-gallery.net/user/theminiarkana/

(I lazily use the same journal for all my updates. XD)

Until next time!

TMA out!
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GENERAL UPDATERYYYYY
theminiarkana
What is this madness?
General updatery??? Surely not?

Well yeah, I think it's that time of year where I probably should do this isn't it? A lot's been going on, including an extremely late expo update, so I should probably get started with what I've done since Feb! XD

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FILMS
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So you'll recall that in my last journal I was re-kindling my love for ALICE IN WONDERLAND by watching the Tim Burton film? Since then I've seen that, PRINCE OF PERSIA, and other such films, and to be honest, I've found them all to be alright. I mean, not perfect in any way, but I've had a laugh with friends over them and I can't WAIT for the new HARRY POTTER film to come out. PREDATORS comes out next week too, which also looks awwweeessooommmeeee, but will probably be overshadowed by that god damn TWILIGHT shizz...
(Don't get on to me about TWILIGHT. Me and Stephanie Meyer have much bad blood.)


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GAMES
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TRANSFORMERS came out recently. Going back to good ol' G1 style as they should have in the first place. Starscream's arrogance practically falls from the screen. XD Graphics are awesome, story mode is short, but with enough trophies to keep one sufficiently entertained, and the multiplayer is fantastic online ^^
Also still playing BLEACH: THIRD PHANTOM on my DS.
AND OMG!!! MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3!!!! How did I not find the trailer to this sooner????
DEADPOOL'S IN IT!!!!! DANTE'S IN IT!!!! Jesus Christ...I need that game!!!!


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UNIVERSITY AND WORK
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So I've had to take another year out. The line for teaching degrees is a long one, but I've been doing the occasional bit of volunteer work in schools as well as working to earn money at Dunelm in the meantime to boost up my CV for when I next apply.
Fingers crossed for me!!!


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LIVEJOURNAL
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Been trawling around on LJ for the past few weeks enjoying many an RP with peoples! Started EPIC RP's with my dear little petal's Shinji and Kisuke, as well as joining the Vanishing Point RP here.


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EXPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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May Expo seems so long ago now!!!! 0_o
Epic times were had. They really were.
Met so many new friends, had so many epic photos, and drank myself silly as usual!!!
To everyone I hung out with you were all awesome!!! The Persona 4 group were fantastic for letting me tag on as their Kanji, and the Soul Eater shoot was epic!!!!
Then Kira drank himself silly during ring of Bleach and got assaulted in a cupboard by Shuuhei. XD

I miss all of you peeps and can't wait to see you in October!!!!!

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And there you have it. A general update of updatery!!!

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Haiku-esque
theminiarkana
I thought I'd update this time with some form of random Haiku, in the style of Kira izuru. XD

MCM EXPO -
Expo on the way,
No time for me to think, but,
It will be worth it.

Drinking with my friends.
Seeing people old and new
Cosplay All around.

So I will go now.
Finishing what I started.
One week left to go.


LIFE AND JOBS
The world of teaching.
Competetive. I get lost.
I will make it soon.

Full time work. Tired.
Heavy lifting, same people.
All money to me.


And that's a wrap. Aside from seeing many peoples next week at the expo, having a good ol' time RPing, and generally working all the time, there's not much more to say ^^

I hope the expo finds us all well and here's a Haiku from Kira Izuru in the mean time....

~I saw persimmons.
The bitter flavour. Of him,
I was reminded.~

Heart no Kuni no Alice (and other stuff)
theminiarkana
For those not wanting to listen to me rant in fangirlish glee, skip this next part and go to the bottom for my latest news.

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:bulletred: So, I've taken this time on my only two days off to re-kindle my love for "Alice in Wonderland". I'm re-reading my 'ye olde' copy of both that and "Through the Looking Glass" and remembering what an awesome book it really is. I figure it'll break me though when "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland" comes out next week...

I'm going to watch it, of course, I mean, I love the story no matter how many times it's retold, and there's always something I like about the characters in it. I've got a love for the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat really. Even in "The Looking Glass Wars" and "Seeing Redd" (two wonderful little children's books set in an alternate Wonderland) I found that the Cat was a sinister creature who brought fear and literally had to be killed nine times before he could die, and Bibwit was a kindly natured albino male with an unusual bloodline and a duty to teach, but I still adored both of these characters in all their entirety. The only time I've really changed my liking of characters was in the three Zenescape Wonderland series. I confess, the insane and bloodthirsty psychopath Hatter took my vote - even if the Cheshire Cat was capable of parting one's head with one's shoulders in one fell swoop.
So I'm hoping that "Tim Burton's Johnny Depp in another film starring Johnny Depp with Johnny Depp acting the same part he does over and over" will at least attempt to make me follow in the footsteps of the other remakes of Wonderland and make me not regret being an Alice's Adventures in Wonderland fangirl.
(Just for the record, I actually do like Johnny Depp as an actor. It's just a little joke I have when actors star in films that are similar. Robert de Niro is my other favourite to do this with.)

Anyway, that little rant aside, it's time to talk about "Heart no Kuni no Alice".

Being the fangirl I am, I always seek out alternate Wonderland themed things. They attract me like a moth to a flame. I can't really help it! They're not always brilliant, I must admit...."Gakuen Alice" - although not really trying to be Wonderland themed at all - wasn't my favourtie manga.
"Alice in Underground" was relatively fun despite being short and a one-shot (the tales of the tortured little White rabbit), I've yet to read "Alice Kara Mahou", Miyuki-chan in Wonderland will always amuse me greatly (bet CLAMP are kicking themselves for that one), and "Alice Turn Back Clock" just looks confusing. There's been a few others too, but I can't really remember them, or be bothered looking them up right now.

I seem to have rambled again...

So, "Heart no...."

I can honestly say I'm enjoying this one at the minute. I'm on chapter 8 so far and I'm really enjoying the art style and general theme of the manga. A summary is in order I think, as well as my first review. (\o/)
It's a shojou (girl themed) harem (many boys after or with one girl) manga about Alice Liddle who is plunged into Wonderland head first and forced to take part in a 'game' of sorts as planned by the resident White Rabbit Peter White. Forced to drink a strange potion that holds her to this 'game' Alice finds herself caught in the middle of gang violence, dangerous heirarchy, and caught in the obsessive grasp of Mr White. She learns that as she meets more people, the liquid in the empty potion glass begins to refill slowly, and when it is full the theory is that she'll be able to go home. Of course things don't always go as smoothly do they?
Sickly Incubi, trigger happy residents, obsessive rabbits, mysterious gentlemen, and the fact that everyone seems intent on either killing her or loving her stands in our Heroine's way, and it just keeps getting worse!!!

If you're into something that's just relaxing to read, has a decent enough storyline to keep the ball rolling, and like seeing bishonen boys shooting the s**t out of each other, then this one's probably for you.

If you want a complex ground breaking storyline and characters with mysterious pasts and generally more of an upstream feel like "Death Note", then you might want to give it a miss.

Me? I love it so far. As usual I find myself drawn to Peter White and the Fairground Cat Boris. (Only this time it's because Peter is creepy, trigger happy and dangerously obsessive, and because Boris has himself sexy little punk style going on.) So I'd suggest people at least give it a read. It's not going to change your life, but it is going to be entertaining on a rainy day.

:bulletred: :bulletred: :bulletred: EDIT: Okay.......changed my mind. Read a few more chapters and now I think it's moved up in my standards. I think everyone should at least try this one now.... :bulletred: :bulletred: :bulletred:

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:bulletred: Manga reading aside, I've been playing Aliens VS Predator for the Xbox360 with Atemu1 and Umptermention. It's reminded me how good the old games were, it really has, before AVP was a movie franchise and when creeping down hallways with only a torch and a motion tracker was truly terrifying.

I'm pretty much drawn to the Alien missions at present. There's nothing more satisfying than plunging your toothy little tongue into the back of someone's skull, or forcing them to be the proud parent of a new little killing machine. <3

And then there's Left 4 Dead 2. One would think I'd be bored of it by now, but the utter panic when the AI director screws you over and throws 3 goddamn tanks at you in the one bloody level of the one bloody campaign still hasn't lost its charm.

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:bulletred: I've just applied to go on a mini teaching info day in Manchester. Hopefully it will set me straight when I decide to re-apply for the PGCE process. I'm nervous about going, but excited because it may define my career path finally and help me to do well in the PGCE interviews.

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:bulletred: Anyway, other main news, the Midlands Expo!
It was fantastic. I mean that. Utterly fantastic.
I can't even thank the awesome people I hung around with all day for putting up with me tagging along with their group. <3
You're all awesome. Truly.

And yes, I was resident Bleach emo Kira Izuru for this one.
The cosplay's really grown on me. It's fun to play him and have people be amazed that there really is one person in the world who likes him enough to cosplay him XD
I'm looking forward to seeing all the awesome peoples again and hope that the next time we meet will be just as awesome as the last.

And I've started on my Shinji/Ichigo picture for Kakaheishi...so there!

COSPLAY LIST 2010:

April 14th - Shibusen Meet
Soul Eater - Free

May 29th - 30th - London MCM Expo
Soul Eater - Free
Persona 4 - Kanji Tatsumi
Vassalord - Charles J Chrishund
Bleach - Kira Izuru

October 30th - 31st - London MCM Expo
Soul Eater - Death the Kid
Darkstalkers - Felicia
Bleach - Szayel Aporro Granz - Release Form

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So I bid you all adieu!

If anyone has a manga or anime or something remotely Alice in Wonderland related they think I'd like to check out, then feel free to suggest. I'm always looking for new ways to cure boredom. XD

See you all soon! <3

Porn and other stuff - General Update
theminiarkana
So yeah, you may have noticed the amount of porny-style yaoi-thingy magiggers going up on my DA page. To save all those with accounts a heart attack - for DA lovingly shows Mature tagged pictures to anyone with a user name XD - I've put them up on my Y.Gallery page (creatively user named 'theminiarkana' XD).
The reason?
What? The reason for drawing yaoi or the reason for putting it on Y.Gallery?
I'll answer both.
I've been drawing yaoi stuff because I was inspired by one or two RPs. That's...well pretty much it. I don't really have an excuse for being twisted! XD
And the reason it's on Y.Gallery?
Well, not eveyrone's into the hardcore yaoi, so I figured I'd save anyone a flame and put it up in the place where you'll expect it XD
So for those that like it, there it is, and for those that don't I'm sorry! I'll get back to my other arts soon!!!
<3 <3 <3

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In other news.................why is Naruto going into filler again next week?
I mean...it's so far behind the manga, it's like the hare running ahead of the tortoise and stopping for a nap. Are thyey scared that the anime is going to creep up on them whilst they sleep?
Man.
I mean, not that the anime quality has been any good lately (why is Killer Bee fat in some shots?) but more filler???
At least Bleach and One Piece filler doesn't take itself seriously....

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I had my teaching degree interview this week too. Scary stuff, but here's crossing my fingers and hoping I didn't screw up too much.

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Oh yeah, and just to recap, here's the year's cosplays:

Midlands Expo - Feb -
Kira Izuru (BLEACH)OR Ichigo Kurosaki (BLEACH) as Alice from ALice in Wonderland XD (don't ask, just vote.)

NEW: April Shibusen Meet -
Noah (Soul Eater)

London Expo - May -
Saturday: Noah (Soul Eater) & Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4)
Sunday: Death the Kid (Soul Eater) & Kittan Bachika (Guren Lagan)
PLUS: One Secret Cosplay

London Expo - October -
Saturday: Alfred Ashford (Resident Evil CODE: Veronica)
Sunday: Death the Kid - Soul Resonance form (Soul Eater)

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Well, I hope all goes well with everyone and everything!
Missing all my awesome buddies from New Years already.
It's just so quiet without everyone.

COME BACK TAICHOU! COME BACK UNCLE BARRAGAN! COME BACK SHUU-SHUU! COME BACK PATTY-CHAN!! COME BA------oh to hell with it.......
COME BACK EVERYONE!

XD

Also a big CONGRATULATIONS! (see, I put it in capitals so it was big) to Kellyjane and Tealpirate for their 2 year anniversary this Tuesday!! KANPAI! *cheers!*
(For those of you who don't know them, look them up. Their FFVII and Kingdom Hearts stuff is to die for)

Enjoy the next two weeks, people!

TMA
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SO long since I was here!!
theminiarkana
I can't believe it's been this long since my last livejournal update!!!!! Time sure does fly when you have work to do. XD
Here's a journal for the peoples. Sorry to keep you all hangin'!!!

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MY ARTS ARE ON DA - theminiarkana.deviantart.com

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LONDON MCM EXPO - MAY 2009
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Where do I even start with this?

Friday -
Long car journey down to London from Warrington. Two cars with me driving Shera - my Nissan Micra - and :iconthe-manimator: driving his mother's unnamed ford focus. In my car was :iconsilzer: :iconatemu1: and :iconmaraudernumber5:. In the other car was :icondieru: :iconrunekaiser: and an un-Da'd passanger called Lee XD
We had radio walkie talkies to stay in touch throughout the journey. Was very fun and very amusing. Much movie quoting along the way.
When we got to the hotel, I donned my Rufus ShinRa garb and ran around the hotel. We met up with :iconjaks-dwarf-kingdom: :iconmember-xi: :iconalinthea: :iconladywhitetiger: :icontaicat: and :iconmuku:. This ended up being our group for the weekend XD

Saturday -
OH MY GOD! Why did I choose to cosplay Nero the Sable???
The wings took 45 minutes to assemble in the morning (thanks Si and Will) AND I had to walk 15 minutes to the expo with two people behind me supporting them because I couldn't have them outspread on the public footpath!!! But when I got to the expo at 10:00am...oh dear god...so many photos of me, so many people there!!! It was like being famous!!!
I can honestly say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this was the best expo day I have ever had. I met so many wonderful cosplayers and got talking to so many new people! I entered the world record attempt of course and got filmed and interviewed by the guys talking about it! XD
I can't thank everyone enough for their wonderful photos and their newfound friendship! You guys are all awesome. You know who you all are XD

Sunday -
This was supposed to be my day of rest and instead I choose to cosplay the only Szayel Aporro Grantz there XD
So a busy photoshoot centered day really. I went along to the BLEACH photoshoot and met more wonderful people and even made a Mayuri-approved cake for everyone there!!! XD It went down a treat. I even met people who didn't recognise me from the bondaged monstrosity I was previously and complimented me before realising who I was, so I was very ego-stroked on that day XD
Of course I attacked Quincy's. And then they later seek me out on DA to mock me. You know who you are Quincy's! I will have you on my lab table. Oh yes.
Things didn't go well for other peoples, but I leave it to them to tell you of this. I, personally, had a great time and OMG! Mokonas! Aren't they so cute?? I bought the white one for :iconatemu1: and he bought me the black one XD!!!

So anyone who I haven't mentioned please know you're all awesome, and anyone who I haven't added on DA yet, but managed to seek me out then please tell me!! Any photos of me on either day that I haven't favourited, then please tell me also!!! You are all awesome people and I pray to god that you're at the October Expo!!!


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UNIVERSITY
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Well kiddies, as of yesterday I am now a graduate of University. I have to wait until the end of June for my results and then I am attending the Nova gallery in Liverpool to give a talk on my work that will be displayed there. I'll be there on Tuesday the 7th of July between the hours of 1pm and 4pm so if anyone fancies it, you can come harrass me and see my gallery work XD (shameless self-promotion)
It's been three years already. An immense three years at that. I've had the usual stresses of University but I've met so many people thanks to it and had so many great times. Two years of rambling about family guy, silent hill, and other such things with Dan. A year of drinking every Tuesday with Tom and Jason. Continual art in-jokes with Christina, Amy, Chloe, Mikaela and Julia (amidst others). Three years of drawing anime in my sketchbook in every English lecture I went to.
It's been one hell of a white knuckle ride.
I take a year out this year and then I once again return to Chester University to apply for my PGCE in order to teach at Secondary schools. So this year will be me doing stuff that I won't be able to do once I'm full time XD


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YEAR OUT + COMMISSIONS
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So yeah. I decided to really concentrate on getting Longshott fresh and up in this year. A tragedy happened last year which halted the comic coming out. My hard drive used for keeping all my information on it whilst I wiped my PC crashed and took with it 9 years of hard work and internet stuff. Needless to say, the script for Longshott, the coloured pages, and other arts were on it. So I had to go again. Go figure DX.
But now at least I can start again and with that I also open up commissions. I'm not really claiming to be awesome at artwork, but I figure if I put my mind to it I can draw anything for anyone. Also I can do a photo of any of my cosplays for people if they really want one up as a print or anything. XD
I'll say £10 for a full A4 drawing (fully coloured with all the trimmings of course) and £5 for a photo cosplay request. XD Just something to keep the ball rolling. If you're interested, just send me a note with the title 'COMMISSION' in it, and I'll arrange something.
I'm also going to be re-learning my violin this year. It's always been a hobby of mine that I never really had the time to sit down and work hard at, so I figure I could always do with brushing up on it. XD

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So that pretty much wraps things up for this journal. At least you'll be seeing more of me on DA and LJ now. I have much of my new work to put up. I'm sure you'll all like it. XD

With that note, loves to you all, thanks to everyone here and in real life who helped me out, and good luck to all in the future!

TMA
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Random Easter Related Update
theminiarkana
COUNTDOWN UNTIL EASTER HOLIDAYS:
4 DAYS and 15minutes until Easter Break.

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Well holy hell. It's that time of year again...the time when Bunny Rabbits breed like no one's business, and the time when Chocolate never looked so appetising. And of course there is the release of DOOM and Chonicles of Narnia to look forward to.....

In the middle of two exams:

ART - Deralict Spaces - 3 weeks into project

GRAPHICS - Time and the Passage of Time - Sundials and Clock Towers - 4 weeks into project

(If anyone has any imagery for either of these, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE God help me now!!! SEND THEM TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! And I will credit you on my Journal....heck....I'll even take a request!!! PLEAAAAAAAAASSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!)

And I'm preparing for SIX May papers....

Psychology - Written Essay x 2 - 1 Hour
Psychology - 20 Core Studies - 1 Hour
Science - Biology - 1 Hour
Science - Physics - 1 Hour
Art - Deralict Project - 15 Hours
Graphics - Time Project - 5 Hours

So as you can imagine.....I'm up to my eyeballs in prep. work at the moment!

In other news, I'm moving into a different room in my Nan's....considering the ceiling fell down last year in my small one....and it's much larger than the previous one!!! I'll have lots of space to breathe and think, and can even start writing and drawing at my shiny new reading/writing desk!!!

Also, on Sunday, I attended a tournament of Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millennium TCG....I came 3rd.....go me!!! I'm on Sabertooth Games website now!!!!! (As Theminiarkana no less....)
So I'm kinda happy with myself....

I've not got any updates, as my PC has been gone for several weeks now, and I am Photoshop lacking....but I have been drawing....evil imagery mainly, but with a few comic pages thrown here and there.

And finally Abigail Ryder (she'd on DA too!) read over my comic and told me what needed to be done...how I danced with joy at being told it was cool....
=^^=

And me and Dieru are doing as fine as ever. He too read my comic and laughed at a terrible picture in it....(it's so cack!) so I plan to make him help me draw angles.....MUAHAHAHAA!!!

If I think of anything else to rant about, I'll be sure to let you know!!! =^^=

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Artwork:
~~~Ted: At least there's some progress as far as I'm concerned!!!!~~~

DUEL OF FATES RPG -
Vanity - 50%
Shura - 50%
Razzia - 60%
Raffy - 50%
Ebony - 50%

FINAL FANTASY -
Kill Shera - 20%
Cid/Vincent/Cloud My Team - 10%

LONGSHOTT -
Ted Longshott - 10%
David Longshott - 10%
Aaron Longshott - 10%
Mo-Hin-Singh - 10%
Psychology Joke #1 - 100%
Psychology Joke #2 - 100%
Chibi Attack - 100%

RESIDENT EVIL -
Many Faces - 100%
Candy Cane - 70%
Dragonfly queen - 70%

YUGIOH -
Marionette - 80%
Joke Comic #2 - 90%
No Strings - 10%
Jacket Yami no Bakura - 10%
ONI!!! - 0%

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Fanfiction:
~~~Pandora: Aaaaaaaaannnndddd..................no updates....~~~

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/138502/ - Ashford2ashford's FF.net page

FINAL FANTASY -
New Age Chapter 3 - 20%
Poison Kiss Chapter 2 - 0%
Future - 0%

RESIDENT EVIL -
My Plagas - 40%
Saddler - 10%
Resident Evil 4 - 0%
Character Diary Salazar - 20%
Character Diary Mendez - 30%
Character Diary Saddler - 60%

YUGIOH -
Behind Blue Eyes Chapter 3 - 40%
Marionette Design - 20%
OLD:Christmas Ball - 90% complete

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Special Thanks:

Sundials!!!! - Fer bein' so gosh darn pretty.....
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umm...seriously though...I thank Dieru for his warm and comfy bed.....it's so fluffy.....

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Stalkers and Stalkees:

http://theminiarkana.deviantart.com/journal/5463004/

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And that be it for my update!!!!
Anyone wants to chat, RP, or Rant, just note me!!!!
I AM still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!

TMA
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Loooooooong Update Time
theminiarkana
Well...it has indeed been a while since my last update and rant, so I'll fix you up with a rant until I get myself a decent finewriter pen for to ink-eth mine pictures.

As far as buying things is concerned, since Jan 4th (my last update) I've purchased the following manga:
~Tokyo Babylon - 4, 5
~Saiyuki Reload - 1
~Tokyo Mew Mew - 4, 7
~Yugioh Duelist - 9, 10, 11, 12
~Yugioh Millennium World - 2
~DEATH NOTE - 1, 2, 3
~Battle Royale - 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
~DNAngel - 10
~DEATH NOTE Doujinshi - Footnote - Go-Devil-Dante's excellent doujin

I also purchased an Uke Card from Go-Devil-Dante so now I can go and show the world that I am well and truly owned!

And I've finally finished the 1st issue of Longshott, had it checked over for art and english, and had it handed back to me, and I am now beginning the second draft of it! So that should be okay soon...when I get a fine writer! >_<

I've been updating my sketchbook for DA and now have a whole selection of things to be completed - so go down to Ted's section to see what they are!

In college, Psychology rocks. I've just done an exam for it and found it to be a breeze. In Graphics, I'm doing fine with Unit 2, I just need to update Unit 1 as soon as possible! >_< In Art my snake and reptile imagery looks fantastic, and I've completed the week's tasks (thank god!). In Science....well....I hate science...it's boring...the only thing interesting is the Biology part....and that's all diseases and virus'.

Fanfiction is going well with a chunky update of it's own. Again, Pandora has control over that section, so skip dow to the fanart section to see that one!

In other news, my cousin is having another baby....so that knocks the baby total up to 6 little brats when he/she is born. Just great. Way to populate the world, Cuz!

In my love life, I'm still with and on Feb 10th, it will be our 3 year anniversary! =^_^=

Since Jan 4th, I've also been to Chester Zoo and made a cute li'l movie, been to Manchester twice, enjoyed Chinese New Year in Manchester's China Town, been out to the pub a few times, and lazied around.

I also have becoem addicted to Yu-Gi-Oh Nightmare Troubador on the DS. It is not my fault. It is addictive once you unlock the Password machine.....and see Yami no Bakura in all his evil glory.....and see Ryou Bakura looking cute and confused. I've also remade my Spellcaster and Bakura deck in Yugioh cards. D-E-A-T-H!!!!!!

So...there we have it...how...cute? Obsessive? Bloody long? I dunno.

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Artwork:
~~~Ted: Well....yeah. There has been a creative streak here. Umm...not sure when it's all gonna be done though....maybe soon? Hello? Fine writer pen anyone??~~~

TheMiniArkana's Artwork: http://theminiarkana.deviantart.com

NEW: DUEL OF FATES RPG -
Vanity - 50%
Shura - 50%
Razzia - 60%
Raffy - 50%
Ebony - 50%

NEW: FINAL FANTASY -
Kill Shera - 20%
Cid/Vincent/Cloud My Team - 10%

NEW: LONGSHOTT -
Ted Longshott - 10%
David Longshott - 10%
Aaron Longshott - 10%
Mo-Hin-Singh - 10%
Psychology Joke #1 - 100%
Psychology Joke #2 - 100%
Chibi Attack - 100%

NEW: RESIDENT EVIL -
Many Faces - 100%
Candy Cane - 70%
Dragonfly queen - 70%

NEW: YUGIOH -
Marionette - 80%
Joke Comic #2 - 90%
No Strings - 10%
Jacket Yami no Bakura - 10%
ONI!!! - 0%

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Fanfiction:
~~~Pandora: Not much on fanfiction really. There IS much on the Yugioh front. But nothing else gets any credit aside from Resident Evil and Final Fantasy.~~~

Ashford2ashford's FF.net page

NEW: FINAL FANTASY -
New Age Chapter 3 - 20%
Poison Kiss Chapter 2 - 0%
Future - 0%

NEW: RESIDENT EVIL -
My Plagas - 40%
Saddler - 10%
Resident Evil 4 - 0%
Character Diary Salazar - 20%
Character Diary Mendez - 30%
Character Diary Saddler - 60%

NEW: YUGIOH -
Behind Blue Eyes Chapter 3 - 40%
Summer Days Chapter 2 - 50%
Marionette Design - 20%
OLD:Christmas Ball - 90% complete

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