Inspiration Post VII

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Picture courtesy of NASA

Long time no see. I’ve actually kind of missed seeing the finished project of these. I have plenty that were scrapped over the last month for lack of time.

Deviant Art                          Judge by Wlop

Song                                      Red Moon by Kalafina

Song II                                  Time Machine by Girls Generation

Subject                                  Molten Glass Rain on Hot Jupiter

Subject II                             Black Holes

Manga                                   Gakuen Babysitters by Hari Tokeino

Game                                     Notes from the Abyss (DSi & 3DS)

Deviant Art Pose                  Pose by Rika-Dono

Writing Prompt                     Your character wakes up an alley after getting drunk,

                                                  in another state, with no money or cell phone.

Plant                                        Cydonia Japonica

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Picture courtesy of Northern Trading Company

“All these people we have mentioned received God’s approval because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had far better things in mind for us that would also benefit them, for they can’t receive the prize at the end of the race until we finish the race.”

~ Hebrews 11: 39-40


Inspiration Post VI

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It’s National Write month. I don’t intend on participating because that’s January for me.

I’m actually a bit embarrassed to make these post. To be honest I feel like the stuff if common knowledge, especially if it’s something I’ve known about for a while. I always feel like I was late to the party when I learn something new. But I do like to try and frame things in different context. This week’s theme is Change.

Deviant Art                         The Pilgrimage 5 by JungleJulia314     

Song                                      My Lonely Town by B’z

Song II                                  We Were in Love by Davichi and T-ara

Subject                                  Gunkanjima, Japan

Subject II                             The Voynich Manuscript

                                                 The Voynich Manuscript Info

Book                                      Relentless by Dean Koontz

                                                 (I suggest a visit to the library.)

Game                                    Witch and Hero on the 3DS

 Plant                                     Scarlet Oak

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What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again.
There is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say,
“Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. 

Ecclesiastes 1: 9-11

Inspiration Post V

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Today is Veteran’s day!

Deviant Art         Mikasa by Alicexz

Subject I              Military Ranking

Subject II             History of the AK-47

Song                      Ash Like Snow by The Brilliant Green

Song II                  Conqueror by Mali Music

Reading                 War and the Soul

                               (I read this book at the library, so that’s always an option.)

Manga                   Shingeki no Kyojin by Isayama Hajime

Plant                      Garlic Chives

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                                An invasive culinary plant that seeds in the Autumn

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Romans 13: 7

Inspiration Post III

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I wrote this so far ahead of time and yet I’m still posting it really late. It’s Halloween so I guess that works just as well. Even though it’s Halloween, I really think December is the best month for horror related media.

Deviant Art        Tales of Darkness by Asuka111

Subject              Night terrors

Subject II           Sleep paralysis

Song                  Higurashi no Naku by Eiko Shimamiya

Video Game      Yume Nikki

Manga              Uzumaki by Junji Ito

                          It definitely influenced the name of this blog.

Plant                 Hibrid Tea Rose

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For the wise person sees, while the fool is blind. Yet I saw that wise and foolish people share the same fate. Both of them die. Just as the fool will die, so will I. So of what value is my wisdom? Then I said to myself, “This is all so meaningless!” For the wise and the fools both die, and in the days to come, both will be forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 2: 14-16

Inspiration Post II

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I’m late with just about everything but when it rains it pours… Well, the point is that I have some catching up to do. From now on I’m just going to write this stuff ahead of time so I don’t have to worry about being behind when stuff comes up. Being late immediately after setting a deadline is really bad form.  I’m still going with the October theme.

Deviant Art        Meltdown by Yuumei

Subject               The Cordyceps Fungus

Song                    Marionette by Ayumi Hamasaki

                               It’s available on I tunes from her album Guilty.

Game                   The Legend Of Zelda Majora’s Mask                      

Plant                     Japanese Maple Tree or Acer Palmatum – Bloodgood

                                A dwarf tree named for its deep red color

Destruction is certain for those who say that evil is good and good is evil; that light is dark and dark is light; that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.

Destruction is certain for those who think they are wise and consider themselves to be clever.

Isaiah 5:20-21

Inspiration Post I

Cactus Dahlia

I’m going with an October theme for the month… even though I’m posting these every Tuesday.

Deviant Art           Black Dragon by Sandara

Subject                 The Sedlec Ossuary

Song                      Show Me Love (Not A Dream) by Utada Hikaru

It’s on Youtube (for now) but if anyone knows

where to buy it please tell me.

Manga                   Cradle of Monsters by Sanbe Kei (Poseidon with zombies)

Plant                      Cactus Dahlia (In bloom June through October)

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the king’s privilege to uncover it.”

Proverbs 25:2


I wanted to post the first chapter of Consumption today but I found my time consumed by drawing the cover picture. I haven’t finished it because the main character wears cornrows and it’s really hard to draw. It’s been hours and to add insult to injury, the parts aren’t even. In this time I could have learned how to cornrow and done a head or two full. I’m not used to drawing for an extended time or challenging myself. My avatar picture took me about ten minutes.


 Her hand is missing, but I guess you noticed that already.

In any case I posted the first chapter of Fortune. It’s overhead and I started with a very cliché plotline for this chapter. Yeah, start my first chapter of my first post with a cliché plotline. That’s how I roll. 

Unfortunately Anthony looks for trouble and while he doesn’t usually find it, Julian’s about as lucky as Eugene from Hey Arnold. (A kid’s show in which something bad happened to Eugene in every episode he dared to show his face in) Julian’s changed a lot from the character I intended for him to be. I was going to have him be a homeless drunkard who’s a few years older than Anthony. He seems to pretty much do whatever he feels like doing.

I’m going to post Consumption tomorrow because it’s nearly 3:00 AM and these late night post when I have to wake up early are not adding up. Next Monday I’m putting up a Character Spotlight.