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A Brief Update

Journal Entry: Thu May 3, 2018, 3:54 PM
    Or at least, uh... I'll try to keep it brief. Yeah. :XD:
Also, apologies for the upload notification of my music players for my profile here, arrrgh. There was no other way to do it, it seems; it had to be uploaded as a deviation for the coding to work. All's well and done now, though!
Speaking of my profile, that's somewhat a part of this update! Finally, at long last, after years of no change to them... I've managed to take the time to recode my Deviantart and Furaffinity profiles! My DA profile's not actually 100% finished yet, but the important stuff's complete, so I'm happy with it for now. <3

    There's that, and I wanted to point out that my commissions were put on a temporary hold so I could more effeciently do some job-hunting, and I managed to land myself one! First job ever, simply at a cozy lil' fast food place. Figured it would be good to start gaining some job experience and earning some extra money alongside my commissions. c:
Now that all this is settled, though, I'll certainly be able to start my commissions back up in the next week or so. Apologies to those who're still wanting one while the slots have remained full, too, this is why things have been slow! Hoping to get back on track, now.

    Sincerely, Griff~Pixel: Heart Jump

Commission Queue - OPEN!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 30, 2018, 5:24 PM




Re-opening my commission slots, folks, and this time I'm opening up 10 of 'em! I'm also deciding to open the availability of digital commissions this time, as well, instead of just traditional like with the first three. I still have yet to save up the funds I'm aiming for towards a computer to call my own, but I believe I'll still be able to do digital commissions well enough, and I know they're more affordable than my traditional work. ^.=.^


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Commission Status: OPEN!

Queue

1. ArosLutherStatus: Sketching n' lining

2. :iconchief-scarneck:| Status: Waiting

3.  Cleftspear |  Status: Waiting

4.  :iconbluehasia: |  Status: Waiting

5. :iconkillerdragn: |  Status: Waiting
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For the most part, this is on a first-come first-serve basis!


Commission Prices

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 30, 2018, 5:13 PM

Commission Terms of Service

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 30, 2018, 5:02 PM

Where I've been and what's to come in 2018

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 5, 2018, 4:36 PM


Long time no see, everyone! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas, Merry Holidays, and a Happy New Year! ;D

So... yeah! I'm finally posting art again, and will soon go through all my personal files to gather what I haven't posted, to post that as well! 2018's going to be a big year for me, art-wise, I'm hoping. c:

But, yes, on to the update. This will probably be a long journal, thank you in advance to those who care enough about me to read it all the way through. :XD:
I'll put all the major stuff in bold, for those who don't want to read through this whole thing (I don't blame you). :iconsweatplz:

            Once I finally managed to post that return-piece I drew specifically for the return of my art online, it officially marked the amount of time it had been since I'd posted anything. The last time I posted my art here was on November 30th, 2015, and here we are two years later, when I posted It's Been a While, Hasn't It? on December 9th, 2017.
... Ouch! That's way too long to not be sharing any art. ;  ;'
            It all started with highschool, really, I'd say. Highschool was so time-consuming that I didn't even have time to keep my social life together online, and things started slowing down and piling up 'till the point where I had to just leave it alone. I now really wish I could've kept posting, of course, but I'm thankful for the good grades I got during highschool, in the end.
            Once I graduated highschool back in May of 2016, I actually then had to get right to work on finishing up with a homestudy art college I had been working through, which I had started during highschool (I know, I'm crazy). It was the final portfolio that I had left to do, and to my surprise, it actually required 5 pieces rather than one, as all the previous lesson booklets had required. I knew this would take much, much longer than I'd expected... and it did. Being the perfectionist artist that I am (I'm working on that), it took me 5 months to make those 5 pieces. It payed off, obviously, and I got 100's on all those pieces, but... yeah. 5 months.
            Then, with that out of the way... I wanted to get back to the Youtube channel I had started right when I got out of highschool, just before beginning that portfolio. It had already been 6 months since I'd uploaded there, so I of course put out another video as soon as I was able to. There were... quite a lot of technical issues when first starting out, with using a computer that couldn't handle much of the game-capture, but things got much smoother once my family got a new family laptop which actually runs well! Jeeze, finally. c'x
            But, alas.... Youtubing took much, much more time than I had thought it would. To record, edit, and upload videos properly, and to make each individual thumbnail for them... it took all the time I had, and even then, I was only uploading one video every two days. It took me a whole day to edit a video, and I had to let the computer export it across the entire night (It literally took that long, yes. A whole 12 hours, most times). Then, I had to do it again right after, and also somehow fit thumbnail-making into the week, somewhere. It was... quite a lot of work, to my surprise.
            I did this for about... 3 months, I think? 3-4 months, and then I picked it back up later, a bit, for another month before stopping again. Right after that first 3-4 months of trying Youtubing out, I decided that it was much more important to bring my art back online, and to start drawing again. That's when I started clearing through all the messages that had gathered, here on Deviantart. c:
            And then, once enough of them were cleared through, I began trying my hand at drawing again! It had then been 10 months or so since I had drawn much of anything, and thankfully, I wasn't rusty at all! I was surprised by this, but I was then able to get right to work on that return-piece, having finished it before this new year arrived. Hoorah! <3
Now that I'm back from the family trip I just went on, I think I'm finally ready to try what I've wanted to try for a very, very long time...

Art commissions!~

  pink heart by DiegoVainilla

That's right, folks. c:<
If I work hard enough this month, I'll be able to open them up before February's here! I've got to decide on prices and make a Terms of Service for them, but... yes!! I know so many of you have wanted to commission me, the chance is finally just around the corner! :XD:

So, I'll be working on getting that ready in this month, as well as getting a WIP ready for the first MAP I've ever joined. It'll be my first time trying animation, but I really, really want to try it, and I think participating in this MAP will help me learn! Wish me luck~ ;D

So, with all that out of the way, future plans.
            In this new year, 2018, I actually do plan on bringing some life back to my Youtube channel. I'll continue with the gaming aspect of it, for now, but I plan on doing animation for it more, later down the road. If any of you happen to enjoy watching others play through story-based games now and then, rr... please subscribe to my channel. I'm lonely and need more motivation to make videos. <v<;;
www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBHB…

            But yes, there's that, and I plan on uploading all the art I haven't posted from the past 2-3 years! There's... a lot that's not posted, seriously. A lot. You guys have seen, like... only a fraction of my art, and I am very sorry about that. x3x;
During all this, I'll be reading the Book of Mormon! Going on a mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is still on my mind. I haven't finished as much as I'd like before going on one, yet, but I'd still like to go on one. I'd much rather build a testimony of the Book of Mormon first, though, and hopefully I can read through the Bible, as well, before giving some serious thought on whether or not to go!

            So, continuing Youtubing, reading through the whole Book of Mormon, uploading all the art I haven't uploaded from the past 2-3 years and making more through commissions and other things, learning animation... ah!
I'm definitely eager to get to know more of my own followers, as well as meet many more others and build friendships! I'll be bringing full activity both to here, on Deviantart, and to Furaffinity as well, and to other social sites that have been sitting without activity for far too long. This is gonna be a biiig year for me, I've just gotta work hard to get to where I want to be. c:

Hm.... but alas, this journal is WAY too long, now. If anyone has literally read through this entire thing, thank you so much. Wow. .3.
.. Heck, put "paws are the best" into your comment on here if you've read through this entire thing, I guess, so I'll know. ;P

I can't wait to draw more and share my work with the world, this year. Thank you, to all who've stuck around for so long with so much inactivity, and welcome to those of you who are meeting me for the first time! 'Tis good to have you here~ :D


-Sincerely, your friendly neighborhood dragon,
               Griff~



Skin by SimplySilent

A Much-needed Update

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 15, 2017, 8:25 PM
 I haven't been keeping up with things around here as much as I ought to have been, as of late. I'm sorry everyone. ;3;
I plan on having at least two days all to myself for message clean-up here, though, during next week. Going to attempt to clear out at least half of my watch messages, that would be pretty nice. :iconsweatplz:

    But aaanyway, update time! Right up front, I'm going to thank those of you who will actually bother reading through this update-journal at least most of the way through, even if you happen to not comment. Thank you. c':
To start off this update, I'll note that I've finally gotten through my No Man's Sky series on Youtube. Due to my slight lack of sufficient hardware n' software, it took me longer than it should have, but I managed to upload the final episode of the series 2 days ago! (March 13th).



    -It's a temporary last episode, but yeah. The series' continuation will be on hold for now. c;
What's even more exciting, though, is that I've now uploaded the start of my next playthrough for Youtube, The Last Guardian. Heart
Now this game... this game is good. <3
Trico's so cute and loveable, my gosh~ LazyIcon I wanna use - 11 heart 



    The next series I'll do, which I'll be uploading the first episode for in another 2 or 3 days, will be Horizon: Zero Dawn. I've been trying to get my hands on the Nintendo Switch for a while now, as well, but it seems that Nintendo's had troubles with restocking quiiite a bit. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will just have to wait. c':

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... Okay, enough about Youtube. c'x
Becoming ACTIVE here again, that's what needs to happen! Rather than drawing new things to upload, upon returning to upload things here again, I'll first prep many arts I've had sitting around waiting to be uploaded. There's.... a lot. High school had become the main thing that blocked me from being active here, then once that was done there was slight laziness preventing me to return, then it was being busy with my art college. Now, Youtube's taking higher priority as well... but alas, it shall not stop me from becoming active here again. Deviantart's important to me, it's a very unique and special sort of place with loads of talented artists to be seen every which way. :heart:
    -But, yes, I have loads of unposted art that I'll prepare to share, I'll probably start uploading again in another... 2 or 3 weeks, I'm guessing; and that's only if I'm fast with things.
    Then, I'll get back into drawing again once everything's settled as it should be, and will likely be getting into doing some more landscapes and incorporating colors and backgrounds behind single-character pieces~ Heart
... Gosh dang it, I'm making this journal way too long.
Guess that's why it's an update journal, though! I am a dummy!

-Oh, also, about that church mission thing I mentioned in a past update-journal. I still have yet to actually prepare myself for it (reading The Book of Mormon and the Bible for myself, primarily), sooo I suppose it'll still be a while before that happens. I do want to try and go on one, though, I think it'd be a good thing to do and a good thing for me. c:

    Alas, I have successfully made this journal way too long. Thank you to those who've read it all the way through, at least you now know that I'm still alive and well. XD

.. I miss my watchers. I'll be picking up the pace on my return though, soon enough, keep your eyes peeled!
...Don't really do that though, that doesn't sound very... comfortable.. :'B

*Doesn't know how to funny.*
Hope you've all been doing weeell~ :icondragonxpplz:

    ~Griff


Coming Back Around

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 5:56 PM
'Eyyy, I finally uploaded my second video to my Youtube channel!~


This episode seems less cheesy than the first, thankfully, aaand I edited it more. c':
The sound's slightly quieter than I thought it was, though, will have to fix that for future videos. e^e

-Hey though, this means that I'll be even more dedicated to clearing out my messages here, since that video's finally up. I've got many, many drawings that need to be uploaded, as well, so I'm pretty excited to get to that~ :la:
.. That's about it, I guess! Just another short little update for everyone. :dummy:

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I've finally done it

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 14, 2017, 3:32 PM




... I did it. O^O
... I finally finished my art college. :'D


Finished the last piece this afternoon, at last!! Hallelujah! <3
Best birthday gift ever, haha. xD


.. I'm too shy to post a journal or deviation about it right now, apparently, so I'm posting this as a status since not as many people even really look at... status messages. <w<
.. I think.

*... Suddenly switches to journal and pastes this stuff, though, last minute.. 'cause I don't know how to find a status message again after it's posted. I like keeping records*

...



... Uploaded my first video, yup. .//3//.

Kinda cheesy, but... I guess it's alright! Too long for my liking, though future videos will actually be shorter. This is just longer since it's my first vid n' stuff, sooo... ye. >3>
... Yup! That's... that's about it, yup. :'U
..I feel like I'm ugly, kinda? I mean, kinda. Uh.... yes. But, uh... I dunno, uh... yeah. Yyyyyes. Also, my voice: Ew. At times, at least. Did I mention I frequently judge myself?-

.. Feels weird showing my face to the world, heh. :'I
'Specially with being a dragon all the time, online!..... But, hey... we're all humans behind the screen, anyway. ;P
.. No Man's Sky is so good, by the way. c'8

Hope you enjoy, if you watch! If ya don't watch, though, well... whatever, just wanted to show this off with all the preparation I put towards it. ^.=.^~

I've got some more things to do before continuing with the Youtubes, and hopefully will get more time to draw! I seriously want to post more here, I miss drawing dragons n' stuff all the time. :'P
..So, uh... I pre-ordered those awesome Axent Wear Headphones  Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones by yuumei a few months ago. :B
They finally came, around two weeks ago, and I'm planning on using them for my youtube channel. ;P
Buuut... they had a defect or somethin', cause literally the next morning the left speaker stopped working. D':
I was so sad, oh my gosh. :saddummy:

Soooo I had to contact the customer service n' such, and they said they'd replace em'! Yay. ;D
Sent 'em in... and finally two weeks later... they have arrived. c8

...And they have another defect this time. :'D
This time, the left ear's light flickers, and sometimes goes out completely.
...I... am dying inside. :iconlazycryplz:

I think I may just make my first youtube video with em', nonetheless, if I can figure out how to use the mic with it. Don't have any experience in.... mics. :XD:
I've been waiting so long to play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


,I just can't wait any longer. I'll be able to hear out of the headphones for sure, so... I'm at least happy with that. ;D
The headphones are seriously awesome though, I love them so much. I've just had bad luck with the company, it seems.
But... yeah. Then I'll send em' in for a replacement again, later, and hopefully there won't be any problems with em' this time. Just been so bummed out with it, all combined with stress from school and everything. Ugh.@.=.@

...Not exactly sure why I'm saying all this. :'B Guess this is kind of an update. :XD:


EDIT:
...Actually, now the light has completely gone out all on its own. So.... not youtube vids for a while, afterall, still. T.=.T
..Ugh, I've gotta share this. :'I
Especially this video:




...Gosh I love Lindsey Stirling! :'D
She plays so beautifully~

Basically, this is a video that's a part of a whole set of videos that will be reminding and sharing the remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ and the meaning of Christmas, during this Christmas season. c':
All good stuff! :dummy:
..And I'm sure some of the videos may be a little cheesy, but... all's good~ :icondragonkekeplz:
So yeah, you should totally watch that video, and feel free to peek at the other ones! Certainly gives some good feels. :la:
Here's the actual site of it all: www.mormon.org/christmas
#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
      About 3 years, now! Coming close to 4, just 39 days more! ;P

  2. What does your username mean?
      It's the name of the main character in the book I was writing. He pretty much represents myself, so that's why it's my username. I haven't touched the story in a long while, though, but... I'm kinda glad I didn't. I think I'd end up changing it a bunch, so I'm going to have to finish it up some time in the future I suppose. :XD:

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
      Imaginative, Kind, Perceptive

  4. Are you left or right handed?
      Right. :meow:~

  5. What was your first deviation?
    ...Uuuh.... o:
    ....Hm.
    ...!!!
    ..Please no, I-I don't want to show this. TwT
    ...
    An uncolored version (no longer here) of this: Griffin Phillis

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
      Traditional, but then again, I haven't been able to try digital much. We'll have to see, in time. :XD:

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
      Uh.... there's too many styles, I have no idea. D':
    I'd probably just choose digital, if I had to choose quick. <w<;
    I'd want to pick something super hard to learn, though.

  8. What was your first favourite?
         (... Oh my gosh, I read the question wrong at first and I had to delete the journal and type in the right answer. <w<; )
    ( SO EMBARRASED. )
    Okay..... FIRST favorite, not.... FAVORITE favorite.
    ... My first is this, I guess: minecraft by deemuun
    Woooow, minecraft. :'D

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
      Mostly things with mythical creatures such as dragons, or just... altogether fantasy. I love photography too, though. That ends up in my faves a lot~

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
      ....Man. Again, so many options. :XD:
    Uuuuh... I think it'd have to be...
    ...someone who's art never seems to not make it into my favorites. :XD:

    ..I have now looked over all my watches, aaand I pick :iconkatiehofgard:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
      ...I suppose... :iconnupho:, :iconbluedragoneye:, :iconmasterlevan1:, :iconneytirix:, :iconraethalis:, :iconraikanearthdragon:, :iconsiberiandraco:, :iconsnowinginadelaide:, :iconthecelestialcity:, :icontradeapocalypse:, :iconzeimyth:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
      Many have, and most of them I'm glad for. -w-
    ..But, I don't really know of a major impact. I just know that artistic support is quite a motivation, that's probably what most of my deviant impacts have been. ;P

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
      Pencil, Pen, and colored pencils.
    ....
    Also erasers. Lots and lots of erasers.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
      ...Not sure on this one. I just draw... anywhere.
    A nice, quiet room would be good, though. Somewhere where I can be alone.
    ...
    Weird.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
      ...Every time I chat with :iconneytirix:, probably. ;P
    EHEHEH. c8

    ...Also receiving gifts. It's quite a nice feeling, especially when unexpected. ;w;

...So!...

....No pretty journal backgrounds available anymore! :iconlazycryplz:
Ah well. :XD:
Thanks again though for that premium, insanitystudz!! qwq
...By the way, this might be a long journal. :iconpokerfacememeplz:

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    Hello watchers! I don't know how many of you have noticed, but I haven't been around for quite some time! It's been about...... 3 months? Nearly 3 months.
At the start of February, (February 3rd to be exact) my computer's hard drive stopped working. The laptop was pretty old, so... it simply just.. died.
I lost everything I had on it; My art, photography, lists of ideas and future plans for myself, etc.
Pretty important stuff to me... -^-
Some of the art and photography is posted here on DA, thankfully, but a lot of it was unposted storage. I wish I had backed it up, and I had actually planned to, but... I never had anything to put it all on. Not anything big enough for my liking, anyway.
....I'll be sure not to make this mistake again! Heeeeh.... :iconsweatplz:

But, the bad news in all of this is: ...I don't have my own computer anymore. That's why there hasn't been any art, or any replies or comments to things. I haven't really been able to access much. o^O
I can still get online, yes, but not like I used to. Can't get on skype or any other programs, really, since... I don't have anything to run them. ^^;
I've payed more attention to reality now, though. I feel like I've had more time, now that I don't have a computer to use. o^o
So.... am I glad, in a way, that my computer died? Kind of. I've realized how much time got sucked up by it, that's for sure. I'll definitely manage my time on computers and technology better in the future, or... not much will get done, otherwise. e.=.e;

I've missed being on here, though.. :saddummy:

Also, another note on my situation:  since I'm still in school, (UGHHHHHH) I don't have much time for a job, thus not being able to save up for a new computer. (My dead computer was actually just given to me by the previous owner because they didn't really care for it, so... :B )
In a year from now, I'll be going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Reference back to my previous journal?: ~[Link]~)
Since I probably won't be getting a new computer till then...
...Sorry guys, but... that's gonna mean I won't be fully "back in action" for another 3 or 4 years. :iconpapcryplz:
Maybe I'll eventually have better ways of coming online before I go, but... yeah. It's still a possibility.

To everyone who's tried to contact me, I'm sorry. I guess been "playing dead" a little more than I've needed to, yes..
Ever since my computer broke, I felt like being away, even though I still had ways to come online, like here on DA. I mean, I haven't tried posting anything till now, but..



...-Gah, I've written way too much. I'll finish off the journal. D8

To sum most of this up,:
   -I might be away from online activity for another 3 or 4 years. I'll be away for 2 for sure, either way.
   -Going on a 2 year mission, in one year!
   -Probably not going to be posting anything until after my mission.

I might try and post something before, of course, but... not much is going to happen around here. Just a heads up. o3O
...I think that's about it! < w >

Hope everyone's been faring well, aaand... have a nice day, I guess. :meow:~
:iconcolorfulsparklesplz::iconkermityayplz::iconcolorfulsparklesplz:

Update

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 6:07 PM
....Never made an update journal before, soooo..... voila! :XD:

Alright though, with winter break finally coming up, I'll have some free time! I haven't posted much, I know.... :iconlazycryplz:
And honestly, I actually do have stuff I can post. I just haven't! :iconsweatplz:
My next hope for art is making a new reference sheet for Griffin, since.... the current one is honestly horrible, based on my improved talents, now. :XD:
Plus, I changed small little things that I need to have shown, so..... yeah. :iconpokerfacememeplz:

After that, I'll maybe.... just maybe, I'll open commissions.
If I decide not to open commissions to the public, I'll still do commissions for close friends, and those I've told that I'd do them for, that I respect and trust, or even admire. I just have rules for what I draw that I know a lot of the public may be irritated with. I guess I'm just.... a bit worried about it. We'll see what happens.



Future Plans
So... future plans! I'm going to be going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in about a year and a half from now, that is, if I am worthy to go.
.....
So far so good! :XD:
The full mission lasts for two years, so I'll be gone for quite a long time. I won't be here on DA at all, really, during that time. In fact, let's just say I won't be here at all, for that whole two years. It'll be a bit hard for me to pull away from this world of technology at first, but... I'm sure I'll manage~ :XD:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Well, I guess that's all that I'll be revealing, for now. I've got more plans, but.... I'll just save that for another day, I suppose. ;P


...Oh! Almost forgot. :iconohstopityouplz:


:iconsparklezplz::snowflake::holly::xmas:Merry Christmas, everyone! :xmas::holly::snowflake::iconsparklezplz:


Once it gets here, at least!
:icondragonkekeplz:

My Deviantart Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 7:10 PM
Eh, might as well do this~ ;P
:XD:

    Weeeeeell, I found out about this site on my own, 3 years ago....ish. This happened because I simply decided to start searching dragon art, cause..... I.... like dragons..... 8D
  My family had recently gotten a good family computer to use, and I couldn't help myself but to search through countless amounts of dragon art! :la:
I never really got to have the chance to use a computer for my own purposes until that point, so... I was super thrilled with that thing. xD
One day I just was like: .... hey, maybe I should check out WHERE this art is actually coming from!

 Aaaand.... that's.... literally... how I found deviantart... :XD:

    It was actually the first art site I've ever seen, and up to this point, it's still my favorite out of all the others I've discovered! :dummy:
I've met a lot of great artists over my time being here, and made lots of great friends, too~ :meow:
I came across a LOT of great art, as well, but there's just too much to show off in this journal, if I were to give all my favorite pieces. :XD:
Here's some great ones that I gathered up for this journal, though! :happybounce:~

:iconomgwatchthatbelow::iconomgwatchthatbelow::iconomgwatchthatbelow::iconomgwatchthatbelow:




Shiny cuddles by Tartii D E L U G E by Neytirix Dareian by TamberElla                                                                    Rain Over Via Emilia by akreon                                                                                                                          Liberate by yuumeiLOU City Concept by ButteredbapBeware The Sleeping Giant by Enigmatic-Ki                                             

Reset the Net - 5th June 2014

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 12:06 PM



Don't ask for your privacy. Take it back.

Today is the Reset the Net day. The day where a lot of companies and people will show their protests against both illegal governmental espionage as well as privacy-invasive methods used by many corporations.
The movement is called Reset the Net and there is a number of famous names supporting this, including Google, GreenPeace, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Even Edward Snowden made a statement to support Reset the Net:

"One year ago, we learned that the internet is under surveillance, and our activities are being monitored to create permanent records of our private lives — no matter how innocent or ordinary those lives might be.

Today, we can begin the work of effectively shutting down the collection of our online communications, even if the US Congress fails to do the same. That’s why I’m asking you to join me on June 5th for Reset the Net, when people and companies all over the world will come together to implement the technological solutions that can put an end to the mass surveillance programs of any government. This is the beginning of a moment where we the people begin to protect our universal human rights with the laws of nature rather than the laws of nations.

We have the technology, and adopting encryption is the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance. That’s why I am excited for Reset the Net — it will mark the moment when we turn political expression into practical action, and protect ourselves on a large scale.

Join us on June 5th, and don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back.”

-Edward Snowden"




Join the movement ->www.resetthenet.org/

( Just thought I'd spread this c: )

Dream Journal 5

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 8:42 AM
Wow, already another one? :iconherpderpplz:
....
Well, kinda. :XD:
I mean, I woke up under mah blanket, and was all like: ....Omg, I had a dream.
And I tried to grasp it as best as I could before forgetting it. < w >
I actually forgot some of the beginning sadly... :saddummy:
Might as well post what I've got, though~

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    In this dream, as best as I can remember it, it started out in a strange, sci-fi home. In the dream though, it was apparently my cousin's house, but....REALLY not my cousin's house. It wasn't anything like it, yet my cousins lived in it. One part of the house seemed to be normal, with decently sized rooms, and there was even a sliding glass door at the back of it, going into a normal backyard. (Like, the backyard was kinda small, with a white fencing around it. It looked kinda hot outside, with a blue sky and no clouds). I don't know how many rooms there were in the house. But, (if this makes sense), the whole house was 'cut in half', I guess you could say, and the other half of it was a large, glass room. This was the sci-fi area of it. It was like a control room of a large ship, and in the center was an arc dashboard, with many buttons on it, most of them being squares, and some screens on it too. There was a holographic projector in the head of it, projecting the images of it upwards a few feet. There was a golden hologram of some sphere, probably being a planet, with small pieces of information slowly orbiting around it while it gradually spun.
The room having walls made of glass was able to show what was outside......which, strangely, was space. It was a dark, blueish-purple void with stars, surprisingly not much galaxies to be seen in it.
    Basically what started out in the dream, I think, was me hanging out with my cousins. I remember strange scenes of something game-like, so....maybe I was playing video games with em' or something, in a regular room. I think I explored the place a little, as well, looking around in the more....strange rooms. Finally though, a "leader", as if this were a ship and we were the crew, came to us and began to speak with us, and gave us a little "talk," as in.....as if they were going to break something to us. It was a woman speaking, and she had somewhat of a sinister voice. (I never was able to see her face, either).
    At one point, she brought us into the sci-fi room, showing us a strange glass area of it, to the right, and in the corner. It came out of the wall on the normal side of the house, but the walls were glass, with metal beams holding the glass walls together. There were red curtains on the inside of it strangely, making it seem as if we were looking through a wall into the room. On one side of the glass wall was a door, like the entrance to a greenhouse. The glass was clean of course, though. The strange woman gently took hold of one of the curtains from the room, showing us a tear in the bottom of it. It look kinda dirty there, strands of the cloth hanging down. She then simply told us some more, and then strode off away from us. (This whole time, I actually seem to be "alone," too, not actually seeing any more of my cousins with me).
My guess here is that she was telling us that the place was getting a little crappy, and that we needed to leave? But instead of leaving, we actually popped right on in to one of the normal rooms, which was a bedroom of one of my cousins. We literally just started sorting through dirty clothes they left on the floor. :shrug:
    But after we cleaned a while, the mood of the dream changed, and I suddenly rushed over into the control room and started messing around with the controls. Suddenly, the room shook a bit, and a glass pane cracked across the room's wall. I looked up to it, and then behind me into the cut off rooms that were in the normal part of the house. I quickly reached under the arc panel, and opened a drawer, taking some Sci-fi gun from it, and then leaping over the control panel, ducking behind it. My other cousins came in too, I think, rushing to hiding spots. The perspective in this part of the dream is as if in a movie or videogame, showing me hiding behind the control panel. A black creature comes from the hallway, strange black steam and goo coming from it. It screeches and makes clicking sounds, and I tense up, gripping the gun with both hands. I quickly dart out to the side of the panel, and it spots me. It immediately turns to me and rushes over, screeching loudly while more of the creatures come in. I shoot it, an electric blast bursting from my gun, and black goo shooting out through the gap it made in the creature. It falls back, and I shoot again, taking it to the ground. It dies there, and I shoot the others, basically going into a good ol' sci-fi battle with aliens~


.....

The end. :meow:~
Yup.
I  woke up. :XD:

Dream Journal 4

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 2:47 PM
.....Dat's right...... :meow:
.....
I had dream. :iconmerpplz:

It's been a while since I've posted one of these! :XD:
But for those of you who don't know, whenever I have a dream, I write it out as best as I can from memory before it leaves, and later write it here on DA too, in a journal.
Here's my fourth recorded one! :la:
I had the dream on April 1st actually, but.....whatevs. ;p
At least I get to have this epic journal skin for it! uwu

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   This dream started out in a setting that resembled Italy, waaay back in the past. It had the canals throughout the streets full of water for the gondolas to ride through.  The canals seemed slightly wider than in reality, as well as the buildings being shorter. Anyway though, the dream somehow started here, with me riding down a canal in a gondola.
........
With my art teacher. :iconpokerfacememeplz:
We came to a stop at one of the wooden docks on the side of a building. I "helped" him load small crates onto the dock while he talked to me, even though I wasn't actually helping at all, and simply watching him. I guess he was telling me stuff about art? :iconderpyshrugplz:
   Once he was done though, I turned from him, and walked across a couple of docks, and finally entered one of the buildings. It appeared to be some kind of court. There were a bunch of men dressed up in black coats, all fancied up, and.....well, eh, they were basically government people. :B
   The room was actually slightly smaller than a real court room, and wasn't actually very similar to the architecture of one. It was somewhat small and circular, the seating spots having long rows of dark, reddish-brown wood. They had "Counters" in the front for each row, about waist-height.
   I don't know how I got the information to them, but I'm guessing I either announced it, or whispered it to the main guy in charge. The information was......I believed that my art teacher needed to be fired.
Now....I don't think that in REAL life, I mean....sure, he doesn't like me putting my signature in my art and I want to anyway because it's not even that big of a deal, but still!  x'D
The guy in charge announced what I had brought to attention, and said that they will be using the court (Basically in a way that showed that they never use it).
   Everyone gasped and began murmuring among themselves. At that point, I went outside a different door than I used to come in. It led to the same area pretty much though, and there was a rectangular wooden table on the dock. The dock continued on the left along the buildings, and we were on the edge of a circular opening in the city. The water of the canals was still there, but filled in the whole circular gap in the docks, instead of being a narrow pathway. We were also in the shade of the court building. I stood up on the seat of the table holding papers and reading off of them. It seemed to be a speech I wrote for practice, to address everyone with. As I read it, some of the government members were coming out to the table. I even had the reasoning of how "my art teacher doesn't want me using my signature in my drawings, even though I have full right to."
   Once everyone came to the table, I actually sat down on the other side, facing the water. My dad was to the left of me. He may have been wearing a very faded olive-green long-sleeved shirt, with green sleeves. Not everyone at the table was human, I think. There may have been some elves there as well. But anyway, one person basically talked the whole time instead of me speaking, but others chimed in occasionally too during the discussion.
   Then, one of the senators pulled me to the side. He tells me to go and investigate "The other team" basically. Apparently we had an opposing threat to our meeting. I go across the dock after he spoke to me, and the canals of Italy seemed to adapt into a Chinese-styled architecture, instead. There were much less canals, in fact, I may not have even seen any. There were autumn leaves falling in this....courtyard I entered. The place was lively with people, all seeming to be of Chinese culture, too. I then saw a Chinese man in a gray t-shirt, walking under the roofed pathway around a building. He saw me, and alarm struck his face. He immediately began running.
I followed after him, running past a decently-sized group of men practicing meditation or karate or something. Most of them wore red robes. I continued following after the man, darting past people in my way. We turned left to the other side of the building, and the man I was chasing stopped abruptly, being blocked by 2 of the karate men in his way. They simply stood with their arms crossed, looking at him. I come behind the man, followed by the whole group of karate men. (........What...... :XD: )
   I actually feel kind of confident right there in the dream. I must have gotten whatever I wanted from him, because I started on my way back where I had come. The environment changed again somehow though, and everything seemed gray and "famined." I look to my right once I pass the building, looking to a roofed bridge. My view somewhat turns to slow motion once I spot a black flag slowly swaying in the breeze as it moves across the bridge. Someone is carrying it across, and I eye the strange white-lined design on it. A boy about my age came from the bridge with the flag, holding it. he had my camera as well (the one that is also now completely crappy and screwed up <3 ). He raises it up, taking a picture of me. I approached him awkwardly, feeling fear and hesitance. He told me to look at his pictures, but I told him that the camera didn't even really work correctly. He showed me them anyway though, and I viewed them on the camera's screen. Instead of photos, most of them were videos, or just moving pictures. Darkness and the boy were in all of them, in the present setting of the Chinese courtyard we were in.
   Once in particular was an image of the boy, with only his chest and up showing.  He was looking at the camera, and dead leaves were flying to the right throughout the picture. For some reason, I was worried about all of this, and ran back to the Italian court as quick as I could. The location of it changed though somehow, and was in some sort of stone, underground room, like a dungeon.  There were strange, ash-like remains all over the floor. Under the table now, as well, there were two grayish-green masks. One of them actually turned out to be a person. A giant, in fact. He laughed for fooling me, and we talked a bit. Then I spoke to the leader of the court. Everyone else had left, so we were the only two there. I told him about what had happened, and described the flag the boy carried. We got into some kind of serious discussion, and then went back up the stairs I came in. Outside, though....it was now more of a Roman style of city. (PLOT TWIIIIIST. :iconcannotevenplz: )
   But the Roman city appeared to be in the clouds, with each individual building on one. Some stone roads were there though, still. Now is when the Fire dog and Magma Beast come in (The fire wolf in the dream was actually literally in the style of the artist who drew those pictures~ c': ).The wolf is gray, and somewhat dead-looking. It's breathing fire into another monster's throat, defending itself. The monster was big and light gray, with hunched shoulders, also with a wolf style. The fire wolf was slowly losing though, being pushed back. This is all somewhat of an epic scene. The magma beast sees this from the distance, and comes bounding over in their direction across the clouds. It leaps, and latches onto the side of the beast, bringing them both off the edge of the cloud. The fire wolf rushes to the edge, and the viewing shows from above, watching the beasts fall. They crash through the roof of a Roman tempt on the surface of a courtyard below (Somehow there's ground there? :B ). The rubble of the building loudly crashes over the beasts, and the building crumbles into ruin. Then the dream shows the fire wolf's face, and he's wailing down sadly, his pupil's very small, and his gray eyes watery and opened wide with his despair.
   After this though, I'm guessing I must have been running across the Roman city, desperately running through the buildings that began to crumble and fall.

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  The dream story is now switched. I'm some..... plastic..... play dough........ guy.......... :iconretardspikeplz:
Some voice like Morgan Freeman is telling me to be who I truly am, as I'm rising up from some red plastic tube, as if being pushed up it. I somehow end up in some play dough town, and I have strands of orange and blue play dough hair. I think I was on an olive green table, in a living room. My parents (probably) were talking to me from the couch, but I can't recall what they were saying. I then somehow change to the perspective of myself from reality, standing before the table with all the play dough stuff. I turn to my left to our laptop. It was on our wooden stool, I think. I type and click a bit, and the screen resembles totaljerkface.com's setup, with the blue header and light-gray-blueish background. I then come to someone's "profile" on whatever website I'm on. They seem to want to be my friend (like, a friend request, ya know). After reading through their profile information though, and seeing their gamerscore, I decided not to.
   (Their gamer level actually looked like a League of Legends medal design. The number of their score was on top of the medal, with a colored design around it or something. )


:iconsparklezplz:THE END~:iconsparklezplz:

What even happened at the end there. Just..........just..........whyyyyyyeeeeeeeee?    :iconyunomemeplz:

I congratulate anyone who has read this fully. Like, seriously.

Well, since I'm actually heading off for a family trip over these two weeks, and probably not going to be very active here following for a bit, my birthday's on January 14th. :XD:
It won't show up on notifications since I was forced to give a false date. Aasjdfiasdubysod. I didn't want to give a false one, and I don't know what the heck it would even do for me anywayz.:iconlazycryplz:
But.....yeah. U-U
HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO THO.
:iconkermityayplz:

Hope Christmas was awesome. UwU


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Oh look, it's my birthday now :iconmegustaplz:
Technically, it's at 10:30 P.M. :icontruestoryplz:
Merry Christmas everyooone! :dummy:
......
And I'm a little late to say it for mostly everyone. :iconpapcryplz:
But STILL! :nuu:
All the gifts I posted were pretty much meant to be in a big portrait actually, so.....that sucks. >w>
Since they didn't get finished. Cause I didn't finish all of em' :iconpokerfacememeplz:
I guess next year, I can finish em' for 'more' gifts. :XD:
I guess. :u

*Edit*:
( And I didn't get all the gifts done that I wanted to, no. QwQ )
( Only 15 out of 33.....hehe.....heh....... :iconsweatplz: )
( ..... )
( At least I was almost halfway....:iconshameplz: )