Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

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E-Card SS Wishlist

Here’s my wishlist for chibi-anna-chan’s e-card Secret Santa! If you’re my Santa, feel free to pick from these ideas or anything else you think I’d like ^^ Thank you in advance for your awesome e-card!

Anime: Wolf’s Rain, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Princess Tutu, Ghost Hunt, The Twelve Kingdoms, Pandora Hearts, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke

Video Games: Kingdom Hearts, Fire Emblem, The Legend of Zelda, Golden Sun, Smash Bros.

Other: Elves, Owls, Avatar/Legend of Korra, Tolkien

Some characters I like a lot: Seto Kaiba (Yugioh), Link (LOZ), Sesshomaru (Inuyasha), Fakir (Princess Tutu), Kyo (Fruits Basket), Seth (Fire Emblem), Hector (Fire Emblem), Riku (Kingdom Hearts), Alex (Golden Sun), Hei (Darker than Black), Naru (Ghost Hunt), Break (Pandora Hearts), Gil (Pandora Hearts), Celty (Durarara!!), Deedlit (Record of Lodoss War)

Some pairings I like a lot: Link & Zelda (LOZ), Hector & Lyn (Fire Emblem), Takuto & Mitsuki (Full Moon), Fakir & Duck/Ahiru (Princess Tutu), Naru & Mai (Ghost Hunt), Ikuto & Amu (Shugo Chara), Rath & Cesia (Dragon Knights), Roy & Riza (FMA)

All Done!

Hello again! Today was my last day of work at the Halloween store, so I’m happy to say I’ll have time to draw once again. My supposed part-time job ended up nearly full-time, so I’ve been really busy the last several weeks. Earlier today we worked on packing up the remaining merchandise and tearing down the store. Good to have time to rest now ^-^

How have you guys been? Did you do anything fun for Halloween? My husband’s family has a Halloween party every year, and we had a great time visiting with them last weekend. I dressed up as Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle, complete with a little Calicifer I made ^^ Ironically I won the “Most Beautiful Costume” award in spite of dressing as a man...I guess that’s Howl for you XD

Coming up this weekend, my dad is getting married! That means lots of changes coming up for the family, but I’m very happy for him and my soon-to-be stepmom. Some of you know my mom passed away about three years ago...it’s been hard, but by God’s grace we’re all getting through it. I love my family so much ^-^

And I love you guys, too! Hope your Novembers are off to a good start!

EDIT:

Okay, since silvershriek asked so nicely, here’s a shot of my Howl costume. This was a trial-run before the party...it was tough to get any good pictures on the day since my photographer (aka my husband) chose a costume that severely limited his vision XD

My best attempt at a Howl pose ^^;

Tagged Again!

Tagged by kita mikichi!

RULE 1: POST THE RULES. RULE 2: ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THE TAGGER SET FOR YOU IN THEIR POST, THEN MAKE 11 NEW ONES. RULE 3: TAG 11 PEOPLE AND LINK THEM TO YOUR POST. RULE 4: LET THEM KNOW YOU’VE TAGGED THEM.

Quick choice!
1. Flavor: Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate!

2. Anime/Manga: Kenshin or Ichigo?
Kenshin

3. Games: Mario, Portal or Minecraft?
Mario! Though to be honest I haven’t played Portal or Minecraft. I watched quite a bit of Portal 2 though, and I must say the diaglogue is hilarious XD

4. School: English, Science or Math?
English

What if...
5. You could bring your OC to life?
Oh, that would be amazing. I’d ask them a million questions and then probably act like an overprotective mother or something XD

6. You met your favorite actor/artist on the street?
I’d probably ask for an autograph or a picture assuming I could get over my nerves and shyness enough to speak to them, haha.

7. You could have any gadget you wanted?
Hm, gadgets...I’ve always loved those fog bubble machines at Halloween stores. They could amuse me for more time than I’m willing to admit ^^;

8. Your favorite character was real?
I’d try not to fangirl him to death XD

Plain Random
9. Banana peel -- watch out!!
Aw, man! It always happens at the worst places in MarioKart O_o

10. A wild Agumon has appeared! *Pokemon battle music*
But...that’s a Digimon! :O *throws Pokeball anyway*

11. "Dost thy mother knoweth thou wearest her drapes?"
Quite possibly the best line in the movie XD

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Okay, I’ll just use the same question as the last one because I’m lazy. Feel free to answer if you want!!

1. Pancakes or waffles?
2. What (if anything) are you going to be for Halloween this year?
3. What’s your favorite song?
4. Who is your favorite anime character? Why?
5. Can you speak more than one language?
6. Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
7. If you could turn into any animal, what would you choose?
8. Do you like Harry Potter? If so, who’s your favorite character?
9. What’s your favorite video game?
10. What do you enjoy doing more than anything else?
11. Do you have a favorite quote?

Tagged!

Tagged by CelestialSushi!

RULE 1: POST THE RULES. RULE 2: ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THE TAGGER SET FOR YOU IN THEIR POST, THEN MAKE 11 NEW ONES. RULE 3: TAG 11 PEOPLE AND LINK THEM TO YOUR POST. RULE 4: LET THEM KNOW YOU’VE TAGGED THEM.

1. Is there any anime/manga/game character who you absolutely can't stand (and if yes, who are they)?
Kotomine Kirei from Fate/Zero & Fate Stay Night. He’s just so...bland and hateful at the same time. Valtar from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and the Senators from Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn also come to mind.

2. If you could commission a painting, what would it be of?
Probably some of my elf OCs ^^

3. If you want to go to Japan, what's one of the things/places you'd want to do/see?
Kyoto, maybe? Rurouni Kenshin, you know XD I actually visited Japan in 2006, but it was for a missions trip so we didn’t do much sight-seeing or anything.

4. Who is your favorite Winnie the Pooh character?
Tigger! >u<

5. Is there a book/story you'd like to see adapted by Studio Ghibli?
Ooh, “Dragon’s Bait” by Vivian Vande Velde. I loved the book and I think it would translate well to a Ghibli film ^^

6. What is your favorite sea creature?
Sea turtles, mate.

7. If you could mine for anything out of the earth, what would it be?
Something rare and valuable I suppose, like platinum?

8. If you could have a music box that plays any song, what would it play?
Aerith’s theme from Final Fantasy – it’s so beautiful! “Masquerade” from The Phantom of the Opera would also be cool ^^

9. What is one of your must-have/signature clothing accessories?
Hm, can’t say I really have any.

10. Name one movie you're looking forward to seeing in the future.
Can I name two? XD I’m really excited to see both The Hobbit and Les Miserables.

11. Do you know what a laser disc is?
I do now, thanks to Google XD

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Okay, now for my questions:

1. Pancakes or waffles?
2. What (if anything) are you going to be for Halloween this year?
3. What’s your favorite song?
4. Who is your favorite anime character? Why?
5. Can you speak more than one language?
6. Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
7. If you could turn into any animal, what would you choose?
8. Do you like Harry Potter? If so, who’s your favorite character?
9. What’s your favorite video game?
10. What do you enjoy doing more than anything else?
11. Do you have a favorite quote?

There you go! I hate feeling like I’ve pressured anyone, so feel free to be “tagged” if you so desire ^-^

Brief hiatus...

Hey guys –

I just thought I should let you know things will be pretty quiet from me for the next month. I started working at a Halloween store about a week ago and just don't have much drawing time at the moment. I should still be around to comment though ^^ Hopefully I can get at least one drawing done this month – I always like to do one for Halloween! The store closes after the first week of November, so things should go back to normal after that.

Also I thought I'd mention that I finally got a 3DS (decided to get one of the new XL systems – I love it) and got to play Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. I finished it a few weeks ago – it was so fun! Definitely worth playing if you're a fan of the series. The Spirits are so adorable >u<

Guess that's all for now. Hope you're all doing well! ^-^