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This is a status update to update my status.
In case anyone wanted to know, I'm still here. If you didn't want to know, ignore this.

Oh, I made the winning entry (read: only entry) for the cover of the school magazine.
It is quite lame, though. It's pretty much a portrait of the school, at night. hannahbull said it needed more aliens so I added the Independence Day ship with bonus explosion.

Anyway, since it didn't really fit with anything to do with this year, I decided to change it, on awesome hilarious suggestion by Fithakk. I will be uploading the new cover here soon (though chances are the real magazine cover will be using the lame Independence Day one... oh well). Anyway, again thanks to Fithakk for hilarious idea.

Update: Here ye go.…

Update 2: I am ridiculously thin. Must gain more fat.
So, just a quick update on stuff:

* Recently turned 17. Still young compared to my friends :P
* 10000 page views! About time. I've been here far too long =P
* Well on track for Uni, expecting a 95+ UAI (courses I want to do require 85+ and 92+) so I'll finish applying for them soon.
* The title for this journal is not random (and you can probably figure it out quite easily).

And a quick time-waster for anyone who feels like it (in other words, you are all tagged):
(Stolen from Calco, who was tagged by Fithakk, who was tagged by mainsprite, and it may or may not go further back)

Basically, answer the following questions with song titles from a specific band you have chosen. In my case, Nine Inch Nails.

1. Are you male or female?
Me, I'm Not
2. Describe yourself.
Just Like You Imagined
3. What do people feel when they're around you?
Help Me I Am In Hell
4. How would you describe your previous relationship?
I Do Not Want This
5. Describe your current relationship.
All The Love In The World
6. Where would you want to be now?
Adrift and At Peace
7. How do you feel about love?
Purest Feeling
8. What's your life like?
Somewhat Damaged
9. What would you ask for if you had only one wish?
Something I Can Never Have
10. Say something wise.
We're In This Together
Okay, so I recently got an email from someone asking me about how to add my brush pack to favourites (as I request it be added to favourites if people download it... 50,000 downloads and 900 favourites leads me to believe that people don't really care or know how to. Whatever.)

Anyway, the person also congratulated me for being featured in a "Photoshop Elements Techniques" magazine (or even, a "newsletter" of some kind). So, I asked for more information about that.

Turns out, get this, Adobe, the makers of Photoshop, referenced my brushes in one of their articles (something about making grunge backgrounds?) for this magazine (which requires something like $50/year subscription).

Holy friggin crap. Talk about awesome.

Anyway, as it is a subscriber only magazine, I am unable to get a hold of the article to check on its validity, however the person who emailed me also offered to send me a photocopy of the article! (snail mail) I declined as it'd be too much hassle for them, but now I want to see.

So if anyone knows anyone who knows anyone who subscribes to "Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques" (Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques) and/or happens to have a copy of the latest issue, I would very much like to see a scanned copy of the article!

Woo :D

Update: After a bit of poking around, it looks like it might not be an "official" Adobe magazine, however they are at least sponsored by Adobe so it's still cool.
  • Listening to: Mike Oldfield's Music of the Spheres
  • Reading: Matthew Reilly's Six Sacred Stones
Edit: Now I've creeped over 9000 :D

Firstly, this journal is long. If you have the time and patience for it, feel free to read it.

But secondly, a limerick! :D (cause I was bored)
It has been 2 years since my last,
Remember my art, in the past?
This journal will measure,
At your own displeasure,
My page views: I'm still unsurpassed.

I probably should have left it until I reached (a power level of) OVER 9000, but I couldn't resist. And although I am beating everyone I know personally in real life (only in page views!! They mean nothing, calm down! 9000 is nothing anyway, considering I've been here since... 2004? Anyway, who's counting? ;)), there are many valid reasons for doing so. They are, from least supported and logical statement to most:

Fact a) Everybody loves Photoshop.
Fact b) Everybody loves Photoshop brushes.
Fact c) I made some Photoshop brush packs.

It then follows that (and ignore the programming format):

IF everybody loves photoshop brushes, AND I made some photoshop brushes, THEN
Either everybody loves me, or everybody loves my brushes.

It turns out it's the latter.

So. The moral of this journal is this: all of you who (still) visit me, time after time, to hear my ramblings and hope to catch glimpse of yet another mediocre piece of work and then act disappointed and comment on the lack of the aforementioned "art," I have one thing to ask of you:

Visit the galleries of those who I watch and those who watch me. Most, if not all of them, deserve far more recognition than I. All I ever did was make a (surprisingly popular) brush pack and a couple of circles with blurred "atmospheres" and white noise on a black background. Plus, they probably all update more often than I do. So please, if you're still with me, you have already taken the time to waste your life reading this, why not spend half an hour more just visiting these people's galleries? And who knows, maybe you'll find love? (For art or for a person, who knows ;))

Of course, this could all be shameless self promotion on my part. Or maybe I felt like writing something of great importance (cough) to make myself feel better, not that I feel bad in any way (Lady Life treats me well... unlike that more popular whore, "Lady Luck").

But really, please take the time to have a quick look at the following group of people. Don't see them just for their art, however, but for who they are.

Personal friends:

People I admire and/or am acquaintances with:

Anyway, I'm off to bed. My midnight ramble is finished. =P
  • Reading: Stephen King's The Stand
Hello all.

Anyone noticed any great April Fool's pranks?

What I've noticed so far:
dA - all the avatars are mudkips :O
Google Australia - gDay™ powered by MATE™
XKCD, Questionable Content, Dinosaur Comics - swapped pages around. That was a serious WTF moment for me

Anything else to add?
  • Reading: The Stand + 5 other books.
Just interested, how's everyone doing? What's everyone up to?
Haven't talked to some of you in a long while.

How is life treating you?
  • Reading: The Stand is a long book.
So there you are.

For those of you who have been watching me for sometime and are sick and tired of my lack of art (ha! me, art? no.), I treat you to these... things... I have just added to my scraps. Yes, scraps. They are not worthy of my gallery. It must not be tainted; it is purged of all uncleanliness. In my eyes, at least - you may disagree, but do as you will.

Anyway, enough with all of that.

Hope you enjoy, or at least not throw up all over your keyboards.
Perhaps this will keep you all satisfied for a couple more months until I must provide more "art"...

Edit: And now I've reached 8000 pageviews. Hurrah!
  • Listening to: Jonathan Coulton
  • Reading: The Stand... still.
Apparently I never update.
Yeah, right.

Hi everyone!

I take my leave now.
So I came back to dA today, as I weekly do, to check up on recent comments and deviations by people I watch, etc.

So I saw my friend Dougall (i.e. Forgotten how to make a link to deviant, it has been too long since I've been active on here) has some new art. So I head to his profile, click on the gallery. What are all these pictures doing with a circle and a dash through the middle? So I click on one and find out that my mature filter is turned on (that is, my "option" for browsing mature content is off). So I think, wait a minute, I could always see his art before... so I check my settings, and sure enough, my "option" for browsing mature content is off.

Now, I say "option" because I can't turn it on.
And the reason, which it says beside it, is that the option is "(disabled until you turn 18)".

Stupid deviantArt. I'm plenty mature.

Edit: I just got called up by the local pharmacist I've been applying to for a few weeks now. They want me to come in for an "orientation" thing tomorrow (hopefully I won't screw that up). If I'm mature enough to handle medicine, why am I not mature enough to handle nudity? Not even artistic nudity? Not even drawn nudity?

Anyway it's not that much of a big deal, I can click the "show it anyway, bitch" button. Just find it annoying xD

Edit 2: Oh, and, in case anyone was interested, I updated my MSN email (see below the journal) which I only just realised was using my old one (i.e. from a year or more ago xD).
  • Reading: King's The Stand (still)
7000 pageviews. Took five months since 6000, but hey, I made it.
And where do these people keep coming from anyway? Honestly.
  • Reading: Orwell's 1984, King's The Stand
January 1st, 2006, 2:16PM AEDT

Well, it's been 2006 for about 14 hours now here in Australian.

So just to any watchers out there, hope you guys have a great new year!

:heart: you all!
My subscription ran out :cries:

Oh well...

In other news, I had to rewrite some of my Devious Information (see below yo shizzle).

Oh in some other news, some of my diehard fans (damn. no one) may remember a long time ago I wrote a thing called Rise of the Hippies. Well I'm starting to animate that and... so far it's coming out pretty good.

My friend (ArtificialDogma) and I did an animation earlier in the year as a school assignement called Undead Rising, if you would like to see it, here's the link:…

Ahem, third update, sorry for you watchers (must be getting prettysick of all these journals?), but just to ask, does anyone think I should make a new brush pack? Personally I don't really like the ones I currently have up (though some people love them), so I was thinking of doing some better abstract/grunge ones.
Though, I only have Photoshop CS so I wouldn't be able to make them PS7, sowwy.

RazorICE argh it's not an = anymore :cries:

All Work And No Play

Wed Nov 23, 2005, 9:46 PM


Makes Dan a very tired and pissed off little boy.



2000 pageviews

Sun Oct 2, 2005, 5:22 PM

Join #SpaceArtists chat now!

October 2, 2005.
I have surpassed 2000 pageviews :D

And for some reason, September's pageviews were triple that of August's.



And another one

Fri Sep 16, 2005, 10:55 PM


Here's my latest space scene

Die Liebe by RazorICE
"Die Liebe"

Ehh, *shrug*.

Please :+fav:.


Jam On It

Thu Sep 15, 2005, 2:59 AM


My Journal titles are getting randomier and randomier.
Is that a word?
I thought not.

I added two deviations today (actually, one).
The first:

"Alone in the Dark"
Just a piece I cooked up in an hour or so. Because I was bored.
Oh look, already in the first five minutes, it's got a fave! :D

The second is just twin lights, I moved it to digital art (it was in wallpapers) but yeah. Nothing new on it.


I need more inspiration.
And ideas.


Page views, eh?

Wed Sep 14, 2005, 2:48 AM


I guess I hit 1000 pageviews.

I didn't notice.

No wait, 1300...

Wee, I'm so popular ^_^

Me and my friend (David Pye, great flash animator) are doing a small flash animation for our Multimedia class at school.
It's coming along nicely, as soon as it's done, I'll post it up here.

I need inspiration.



Fri Sep 9, 2005, 2:43 AM


I can't be bothered to make any deviations.
I'm so lazy.


No really, I got no inspiration.
People like alyn and Hameed are just too damn good.
Too damn damn good.

:( I wish I was as good as them.


Oh well.
Nothing to see here, move along.

I seem to be back.
For good, or evil, though?

Well, I still can't draw for utter shitz0rz, but meh.
Hi all! :)
Ermmm... yeah.... hello.... i might post some art stuff later...