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Name: Akioh Anoiyama
Nickname: Aki
Gender: Girl/Female
Age: 21. Such an old soul.
About: Akioh is one or more of the following (depending on what sort of day she's having):: a complete spazz (with two "z"s), an artist, a weird person, And a complete and utter fool.
She also loves old music. If you like oldies, she wants you to be her friend.

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Current Art Trades/Gifts
Something for Cheriblossomchibi, which I have inked but still need to color.
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Greetings, and welcome to dream land. What is dream land, exactly? Its actually just where I post what kind of stuff I'm drawing/working on. ^^ I also post recent submissions and such. .3. Why is it called dream land, you ask? Well, cos my username is moonlit dream... and that has the word dream in it.... and this is my world... -_-;; yea. The world name is unimportant. x3
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Answered OC Questions

AH wow I'm super late on answering those OC questions. HERE THEY ARE NOW, I GUESS!

The first ones are from XxArrancarFanxX, for Lafayette!

5. On an average day, what can be found in your character’s pockets?
HMM.... not sure. He doesn't carry a purse, so probably just a wallet + phone + headphones, just typical stuff ahah. SORRY FOR THE BORING ANSWER RIGHT OFF THE BAT. I'm trying to think of what he'd carry related to his interests, but his acting/singing hobby doesn't really require any props... when he's older he may sometimes carry cigarettes in his pocket I guess. :u

10. Does your character feel more comfortable with more clothing, or with less clothing?
Despite what I draw him in (especially when he's older), I wanna say Lafayette's more comfortable with more clothing rather than less. :0 I think Lafayette has kind of an interesting relationship (?) with clothing and his body, so I drew some quick notes on the do's and don'ts for Lafayette in terms of clothing/modesty:
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There are exceptions here and there to these notes depending on setting, but yeah. As a general rule, I think he likes showing off his legs but tends to be a little more modest with his upper body (namely his arms).

18. Is your character more likely to admire wisdom, or ambition in others?
Lafayette almost never admires anything in anyone (he tends not to think highly of anyone other than himself), but....!!! I'd say ambition. For instance one of his favorite albums is The Family Jewels by Marina and the Diamonds (one of the few people he admires AHAH;;), which has ambition and reaching for success as one of overarching themes of the album. I guess ambitious celebrities/people/characters/themes appeal to him because they reflect his own ideals for success.
I think Lafayette's also kind of fascinated with the negative side/consequences of being overly ambitious, he probably romanticizes that side of ambition more than he should. Idk if that makes any sense, ahah;;; I'm talking about the kinds of people/characters in songs like Numb by Marina and the Diamonds or Big Girls Cry by Sia. UNBEKNOWNST TO HIS HIGH SCHOOL SELF, he gets a lot closer to this kind of "tragically ambitious" (?) character than he expects to when he's an adult, ahah;;;
SORRY FOR THE LONG ANSWER... I don't think he really cares much about wisdom. Like, Dmitri is somewhat "wise" I guess compared to Lafayette and Lafayette respects him, but Laf definitely doesn't admire him for his wisdom.

35. How does your character behave around people they like?
This is kind of difficult because he doesn't usually have much of an opinion on other people, ahah;; Lafayette is loud and pompous around everyone, but I guess if he actually cares about you he'll be marginally more subdued than usual. He's still not really all that courteous even to people he likes, though.

36. How does your character behave around people they dislike?
Like the previous question, Lafayette's still loud and pompous around everyone, even people he dislikes... I don't know if he'd be more likely to outwardly say his negative opinions on a person if he dislikes them, he kind of says exactly what he thinks about people all the time (even the people he likes). I guess he gets a little more sarcastic and curt around people he doesn't like... His rudeness can come off as a joke even when he's being serious though, so it's not always obvious when he dislikes someone.

The next questions are from Keba Si Rota, for Noland!

13. Is your character bothered by the sight of blood? If so, in what way?
Hmm I've never really thought about this before! Probably because none of my stories really have violence in them, ahah;; I wanna say he's probably a bit more on the squeamish-around-blood side, I can't imagine that he likes gory movies or anything. I don't know if he'd faint or anything at the sight of blood, but he'd probably get woozy seeing someone bleeding a lot... idk Noland tends to subconsciously empathize with people in this regard, like he cries when he sees someone crying and would probably vomit if he saw someone vomit. Idk if there's a word for that, but he has that kind of reaction to things like that. (???? sorry if my phrasing doesn't make sense ahaha;;)

26. How does your character behave around children?
Noland's not particularly comfortable around children because he's just really shy, but he tries to be as honest and friendly as he can be with children.... he usually just lets kids talk when he's around them, and asking them questions now and then so he doesn't have to say much himself, ahaha. Because he's honest and listens to what kids say, kids are actually pretty comfortable around him (much to his surprise ahaha).

Thanks for the questions both of you!! :^D Hope my answers are interesting enough, ahaha;; And if anyone for some reason has any other OC questions I'd be glad to answer them.... :^)

Ask me OC questions??

Edit: Thanks to those of you who commented so far! :^D I'll try to make the answer post on Monday~

I have to go in two seconds, but I thought I'd post this real quick! I saw this fun list of OC questions on tumblr, so I thought it'd be fun to share it here too~ :0

Anyway if you're interested, feel free to comment with a number/numbers and one/some of my ocs, and I'll answer the questions in a later post! Idk if anyone will do this but idk I'll just post this anyway. B)

ANYWAY GOTTA GO BYE.

1. Does your character have siblings or family members in their age group? Which one are they closest with?
2. What is/was your character’s relationship with their mother like?
3. What is/was your character’s relationship with their father like?
4. Has your character ever witnessed something that fundamentally changed them? If so, does anyone else know?
5. On an average day, what can be found in your character’s pockets?
6. Does your character have recurring themes in their dreams?
7. Does your character have recurring themes in their nightmares?
8. Has your character ever fired a gun? If so, what was their first target?
9. Is your character’s current socioeconomic status different than it was when they were growing up?
10. Does your character feel more comfortable with more clothing, or with less clothing?
11. In what situation was your character the most afraid they’ve ever been?
12. In what situation was your character the most calm they’ve ever been?
13. Is your character bothered by the sight of blood? If so, in what way?
14. Does your character remember names or faces easier?
15. Is your character preoccupied with money or material possession? Why or why not?
16. Which does your character idealize most: happiness or success?
17. What was your character’s favorite toy as a child?
18. Is your character more likely to admire wisdom, or ambition in others?
19. What is your character’s biggest relationship flaw? Has this flaw destroyed relationships for them before?
20. In what ways does your character compare themselves to others? Do they do this for the sake of self-validation, or self-criticism?
21. If something tragic or negative happens to your character, do they believe they may have caused or deserved it, or are they quick to blame others?
22. What does your character like in other people?
23. What does your character dislike in other people?
24. How quick is your character to trust someone else?
25. How quick is your character to suspect someone else? Does this change if they are close with that person?
26. How does your character behave around children?
27. How does your character normally deal with confrontation?
28. How quick or slow is your character to resort to physical violence in a confrontation?
29. What did your character dream of being or doing as a child? Did that dream come true?
30. What does your character find repulsive or disgusting?
31. Describe a scenario in which your character feels most comfortable.
32. Describe a scenario in which your character feels most uncomfortable.
33. In the face of criticism, is your character defensive, self-deprecating, or willing to improve?
34. Is your character more likely to keep trying a solution/method that didn’t work the first time, or immediately move on to a different solution/method?
35. How does your character behave around people they like?
36. How does your character behave around people they dislike?
37. Is your character more concerned with defending their honor, or protecting their status?
38. Is your character more likely to remove a problem/threat, or remove themselves from a problem/threat?
39. Has your character ever been bitten by an animal? How were they affected (or unaffected)?
40. How does your character treat people in service jobs?
41. Does your character feel that they deserve to have what they want, whether it be material or abstract, or do they feel they must earn it first?
42. Has your character ever had a parental figure who was not related to them?
43. Has your character ever had a dependent figure who was not related to them?
44. How easy or difficult is it for your character to say “I love you?” Can they say it without meaning it?
45. What does your character believe will happen to them after they die? Does this belief scare them?

officially graduated / update

Mood: conflicted

Hey guys! I haven't made an update in a while, so here I am. :^0 I'll try to be fairly quick (mainly because I have to leave the house in an hour, haha;;;)

First off, I had my graduation ceremony last weekend!

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Nice. A true graduated friend. I'm taking grad-level classes at a college close to home in fall and spring, so I'm not actually done yet... but like idk I still have to think about job stuff which is BOTHERSOME but...!!! that's for a different post.

Oh, I also recently learned why all my fan art posts have been doing so poorly on tumblr (which I whined about over here a couple months ago). Apparently tumblr makes posts unsearchable if they have external links in the description (which mine did), so a ton of my stuff has just not been going through tumblr's search engine. People posted about a loophole to the system which I'm doing now, and now my note count has gone back up, which is the way it was before I started putting my store link in the description.

SO!!!! THAT'S GOOD... it's been super frustrating drawing fan art that no one would see because like I said in the other post, I mostly draw fan art for other people rather than myself. :u (OCs are entirely for me tho I don't care as much if my oc stuff doesn't get any notes.)

I just wish I knew about this issue earlier... the last couple months have been frustrating art-wise because I've been focusing on so much fan art for Otakon, so the lack of me drawing my OCs + the low number of notes on any fan art I'd post was just really draining on my art confidence. WHEN OTAKON PREP IS DONE, YOU CAN BET... I'M GOING TO DRAW 1075720802349 DOODLES OF MY OCS.

but yeah that's that. OH! I also got new stickers in the mail yesterday!!
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I haven't posted the art for these to theOtaku yet because I'm trying to come up with something special for my 400th picture (which might just end up being something simple, idk yet).

I'm actually a little disappointed with the stickers... I ordered from this place I've never ordered from before (stickittomestickers) because they were cheap and printed on vinyl, but the biggest issue is that the white parts for some reason didn't print as clean white (ie: no ink) and instead printed with this slightly grainy quality.... :< It's not noticeable from a distance or in these photos, and honestly I don't think anyone will care as long as they don't have anything to compare it to..... BUT!!!! IT'S STILL REALLY FRUSTRATING.... I just don't understand why it was printed like this. I might email the person I ordered these from about the print quality, but I'm also nervous;;; I don't want to seem like I'm complaining because this person runs the whole sticker printing herself so.... idk.

Anyway here's a small pros and cons list for stickittomestickers's stickers:

pros
*very affordable
*vinyl instead of label paper so they're glossier than my old stickers
*waterproof
*longer lasting
*fairly low minimum order quantity (25)

cons
*white spots turned out grainy.....
*colors are a bit dark
*corners of sheets got a little bent in the mail (not a big deal for me because I'm cutting them out)

Anyway, that's that. SIGH. I keep trying to tell myself the grainy thing isn't a big deal, but I just keep thinking... what if it wasn't grainy...................... yeah I'm gonna email about this to see if I can somehow get a reprint, idk.

SO YEP. That's what's goin on over in Akiohville. :^U I feel like all I talk about these days is merch prep, sorry;;; that's basically the only exciting thing going on with me, so... yeah. I guess I've also been playing persona 5, too. Maybe I'll talk a little about my thoughts on the game once I finish! Idk who'd be interested in reading that but whatever why not. xD

THANKS FOR READING, I'll try to post some stuff to my doodle world tonight!!

ALMOST AT 400 FAN ARTS (+ update)

Mood: LAZY but I'm gonna update anyway

HEY FRIENDOS! I have a lot (?) of stuff I can talk about, so LET'S GO. I'mma number the topics because idk it keeps me organized.

1) I tabled at Kamecon at UMD last Sunday! It was a really good first-year con imo!!! Here's what my table looked like this time:
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Doin the exact same pose as the last picture. Nice.
I think this is my favorite setup I've done so far. It's pretty similar to the AUSA table from last year, but I have more charms and my sticker display is a bit better I think. I def need to rethink setup for Otakon tho, considering I'm trying to get more merch and stuff.

In terms of sales, I actually kinda did better at this con than at Kigacon even tho I was at Kiga for 2 days. :O I only sold maybe 6 commissions (compared to the crazy amount I sold at Kiga for some group), but I still felt fairly busy the whole way through. I definitely sold more actual merch than at Kiga... the charms were the most popular, I think I sold around 20 total between all the charms I brought. I even sold like... 3 prints? AHAH;; STILL WISH I COULD SELL MORE PRINTS TBH... A couple people were eyeing my PMMM prints, but idk I guess it was too late in the day and they didn't want to spend more money.

BUT YEAH!! Overall it was fun, I met some nice customers and stuff~ I'll definitely be applying next year! Especially because it was fairly close to my house (like 45 mins to an hour?). I even ~*~DROVE THERE~*~!!! With my mom in the car. BUT STILL!!!! That's probably the longest I've driven in one sitting, ahahh;;;;

2) I'M ALMOST AT 400 FAN ARTS ON THEOTAKU....!!!!!!! Just 1 fan art away... I was actually going to post another thing to my portfolio today, but I'm thinking I should save the 400 for something important. It's been so long since I've done a special 100-mark fan art since I passed on doing something for the 300 mark, so I'll try to make it nice this time. If I have time, at least;;; I've been pretty busy with work and con stuff.

I also don't really know what I'd draw... It'd probably be something of my OCs. If anyone for some reason has any characters of mine that they'd specifically like to see for the 400th fan art, let me know! :o

3) I'm working on applying for a grad certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language! The deadline is actually extremely soon aahglasdghlsdashg I NEED TO REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS AND REVISE MY ESSAY.... That's probably what I'll be doing today ahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......................... BUT YEAH, that's my plan looking forward. The grad certificate is a 2 semester program and hopefully it'll open up some job opportunities for me even if I don't do anything permanent yet. YEAH... FUTURE.

AND YEP.... THAT'S WHAT'S GOIN ON IN MY LIFE. Hope y'all are doin ok. :^0 Like I said, I've gotta work on my application, so I'm gonna go do that like... now. Thanks for reading this if you did!

Back from Kigacon!

Hey guys! I was boothing at Kigacon at CNU on Saturday and Sunday! Here's a picture of my table:

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SO TINY... I was trying something new with the setup where I put some prints on the inside of the wire cages, but tbh I wasn't really a fan of it. I'm gonna do some more experimenting with setup before Otakon... BUT YEAH, KIGACON! This was my first college convention, so here's my thoughts on the con:

Pros: I payed off my table! Quite a bit, actually. The table was $20 and I made around $300 off of commissions and random other stuff. *-*/ So I've already been able to cover the cost of the new charms that I ordered, which is good. There was this group of dudes who kept coming back for commissions, which was suuuuper nice of them. ;u;/ They were fun, haha. I think I drew like 13 sketches over the past two days;;;; I was also able to sell around 30 stickers, which was good!! Even the TWEWY ones did okay.
My mom was nice enough to cover the cost of the hotel and gas (THANK U MOMMA), so... overall not a bad job for 2 days and a tiny con.

Cons: I didn't sell any prints again... :T Idk if I've mentioned, but from all 3 of the cons I've done so far, I've only sold about 10 prints total... which is pretty bad, especially since I have a TON of extras of my first batch of prints due to misprint mixups. SO... ALAS. I didn't really sell a lot of merch in general tbh... I think I only sold like 3-5 charms, ahah.

I think I've realized one of the problems with my prints is that I mostly have 8.5" x 11" prints, whereas a lot of other tables have 11" x 17" as their main size. Larger prints definitely are easier to see from a distance, and I think people may be more inclined to buy bigger poster-sized prints rather than smaller ones... so for Otakon I'm gonna try to make more large-sized prints. I'm aiming for about 5 new prints...? It'll be two Yuri!!! on Ice prints, one Zelda print, and two original prints (I'm thinking 1920s Laf for one and maybe seifuku Laf for the other). I'm worried because larger prints are a little more confusing for me since I don't draw on large canvases as often;;; but I'll do my best!!! ;n; I just wish I could sell prints better somehow;;;

SO YEAH... that's where I'm at right now. My next con is in a couple weeks, it's a 1-day con at UMD. There's also a 1-day con April 22nd that I'm thinking of doing too. *-*/ Hopefully I can get a bit of extra cash from these!!

Anyway, I have more stuff I can talk about in terms of jobs and ~future prospects~, but for now I'll just end here! Talk to you guys soon! *3*/ ♥