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Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2014, 1:12 PM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
Soooo.... I'm still here. I still check DA every few days and read messages. I still post art from time to time, although I get home fairly late in the evening now and time for art is a bit squeeze.

I don't really have a lot to say in terms of journal updates though ^_^; so don't expect to see too many journals from me. See you in the art section instead.




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Update: October 2012. Things be gearing up... ^_~

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 21, 2012, 7:17 AM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
Soooo here's a sorta update...without having anything to show for it yet ^_^;

Things appear to be a bit quiet around here lately, but I have been doing work in the background almost every evening after work and most of the weekends.  I've currently thrown myself into a personal project (something I specifically gave up AmeCon to work on) and long-term followers of my DeviantArt should be in for quite a recognisable treat once I've got enough material together to launch it :aww: I first need to get a backlog built up, so it will be a few months yet (at best!) before I have anything to show.  I'm also getting used to new software while I go, so I'm hoping to get quicker at using it as time goes on. My new Cintiq is holding up well to the task, something I was a little worried about as I didn't think I was able to get the settings to exactly match my old Cintiq, but now I'm up and running I've barely noticed any difference :D My right arm, on the other hand, is suffering a little from all the work I've suddenly piled onto it after years of being out of practice at this particular kind of work XD

MAN UP, ARM! :iconwthplz:

I have been doing other things here and there too. Anyone who has spotted the new Otaku Calendar website (an incredibly helpful calendar service for all of us anime and manga fans, populating itself with events, release dates, and so forth, of all our favourite conventions, DVD releases, and so forth) may recognise the mascot, Yomi, who I created for them and am currently working on a few other versions of her ^_^ You can take advantage of the Otaku calendar doing all of your personal assistant work for you here www.otakucalendar.com

This month is also Hallowe'en of course! I am not planning on doing any artwork for this holiday, due to time being better spent elsewhere, but I am going to be taking a break on October 31st to GTFO the house in the evening. I am not a 'kid' person, and I don't like having to communicate with children knocking on my door threatening to take away my chocolate by bribery of pulling a trick on me, so we are continuing our tradition of Pissing Off Elsewhere until it's late enough for the kids to be back indoors XD Our plans are, as usual, to go to the nearest Toys'R'Us (ironically, the ONLY place on Hallowe'en where there are no children at all) followed by a meal at Frankie & Bennys :) I do love F&B's on Hallowe'en, the staff dress up to the occasion but there's rarely any shitty kids around to scream. My perfect night out :D

Over & out! :heart:




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AmeCon 2012! ^^

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:37 AM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
AmeCon 2012 amecon.org was held at the weekend just gone at Keele University :aww: I was massively busy (17 hour working days is NOT an exaggeration XD) but I think it's been the best one ever. It overtook 2007 by miles as my favourite AmeCon to date ^____^

Hopefully we managed to put on a good show for everyone :3 There were so many improvements this year over 2010, and so many new additions (All Day Western Karaoke Booth, anyone? So many people loved this addition! XD ) and things were generally very much improved and people seemed to enjoy themselves a lot more.  There were a couple of issues over the weekend,  one which was a surprise on the day and out of our control, the other we became aware of shortly before the event but moved mountains to try and create a temporary fix for about 95% of it.  Both have been dealt with going forwards, so the new Committee won't have these problems plaguing them in 2014 :)

I say 'the new Committee' because 2012 was my last AmeCon on the Committee ^^; I wish the new team all the best though, it's been left in good hands, and I'll definitely be there for the next one helping out :D (or sat on a deck chair watching everyone else rushing around ;P )

There is a LOAD of AmeCon artwork that I need to upload though, prepare for notification spammage! XD

~Hel




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FFFFFF...!?!?!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:00 PM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
I've been TRYING to upload art for the last few days....

But it won't let me! :iconimhorrifiedplz:  it keeps getting stuck at X%, or it gets to the 'processing' stage and hangs there eternally. Any ideas? :iconcryforeverplz:

(maybe it saw that I barely uploaded anything since December and thinks it's unusual activity for me XD; )




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AmeCon! 10-12 August 2012 (+ Artists Alley Tables)

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 4, 2012, 5:12 AM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
Hurr hurr!

Just a quick note to say that AmeCon 2012 is fast approaching - almost 2 months to go!  Not signed up yet? Rectify that now by visiting www.amecon.org :aww:

We have recently announced that we are now accepting applications for Artists Alley dealer tables at AmeCon 2012! Run by the fabulous :icondestinyblue: Artists Alley dealer tables are free for anyone registered to attend the convention for them to sell their work, but places are limited! Please see this amecon.org/event/core-event/ar… for more details ;P

Hope to see you there ^____^




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New Twitter Account

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 27, 2012, 1:45 AM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
Just a quick poke, not sure if anyone is interested, but I now have a public Twitter account :aww: To check it out, please go here:- twitter.com/#!/hel_ewart

I often do little scribbles and sketches that never make it to DeviantArt, so please feel free to follow my Twitter for these random little extra pieces of art as well as random musings and info on stuff I'm working on :iconhurrplz:




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Sonic, Work, Backgrounds, Fanart, Requests ^

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 4, 2011, 4:23 PM
  • Listening to: I Wanna Fly High
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Drinking: Tea
Sorry guys, I am alive (honest!) it's just that Sonic Generations came out and well...y'know... gotta find all those red star rings XD I've got them all now and done all the challenges :) just one rival, one boss, and then the Time Eater to beat. OHOHOHO. It's not as strong a game as Sonic Colours was, but it's been an amazing trip down memory lane nonetheless :aww: there was more than one point where I actually had tears of  nostalgia in my eyes... (Update: Finished it now - yay! ^^)

Also hence the recent fanart :D

I had some feedback (fairly) recently, that I don't do many backgrounds for my artwork.  A lot of the artwork I do is either AmeCon or other commissioned artwork that specifically doesn't require a background so I just slot something very simple or a pattern in for uploading to DA. Other stuff I do for no other reason than because I decided to draw it, I have a go at a background but admittedly isn't very ambitious and a bit half-hearted. I guess they scare me a bit, haha :XD: So I'm starting to try and do them properly where required, starting with the piece I uploaded today :)

In terms of 'life' stuff, the new job I started back in August is going very well. Due to the nature of the work there's quite a few unpaid extra hours, but the payoff is those extra hours are enjoyable (i.e attending the events I've organsied out of hours) even if it means I get less time at home doing random artwork.

I'm really in fanart mode lately and that will probably continue for a little while, but if anyone prefers me to be working on my own characters etc just shout and I'll try work some in :aww:

Requests, Trades, Etc

Those of you with a keen eye will spot that I've also taken down my usual block on art requests/trades. This doesn't mean I will draw everything under the sun. Simply put, it means I may take the odd suggestion on board if I like the sound of it :) I do have some boundaries on these though (like underage pairings - WTF? and I'm not normally terribly interested in non-canon stuff... ) I guess you'll only really find out if I've taken the request on board if an image appears in my gallery ^^; But now that I've cut a load of drama out of my life I'm in a much more peaceful place, and I find that it's better to leave doors open and take those doors that sound interesting rather than slam them shut.

Take care all and I hope all your festive plans are working out :aww:




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AmeCon Registrations - 1 Week Today!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 18, 2011, 2:36 AM
Just a heads-up, 1 week today and AmeCon's registrations will be opening!  :aww:

Keep an eye on www.amecon.org - our website and forums are already open so if you can't wait, pop along and see what's in the pipelines so far :D




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Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests as I have no time

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I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
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  • Listening to: "Hyrule Symphony"
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

AmeCon 2012 Announced~! ^_^

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 31, 2011, 2:45 PM
Just a heads-up to say that AmeCon 2012 is announced~!  We will be returning to Keele University during 10th - 12th August 2012 ^____^

This year we'll be using the Chancellors Building, which was unavailable to use in 2010 but which features a number of larger rooms better suited to our needs ^^ There are also a number of things in the works, details which will be announced in due course ;P

Registrations opens 25th September, but in the meantime why not check out our brand new website www.amecon.org ^_^
Hope to see the usual faces there, and if you've never been before check it out - you might like what you see ^^




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  • Listening to: "Hyrule Symphony"
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

Back in action! :) Ayacon 2011 + FanArt gogogo!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 7, 2011, 9:14 AM




Wooo!

OK so I've finished my commissions, I've taken a bit of time out to chillax a little, and I'm totally back and ready to draw, baby! >:D

At the moment I'm working on a handpainted cel for Ayacon 2011's Charity Auction (OMG less than 2 weeks away!!!) and I'm slowly working on a Romeo x Juliet piece and a Sailor Moon piece inbetween finalising cosplays for the event. I've found that I've really enjoyed doing fanart here and there, so there might be more of it as I try my hand at the series I really love.

Thanks to the folk who have stuck with me during my absence from DA this year, I'll work on getting things added to my gallery asap :aww:

Hope you're all good x




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~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~
  • Listening to: "Hyrule Symphony"
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

WHERE AM I NOW???

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 6, 2011, 4:07 PM




Points if you get the title reference ;P

Anyway, prompted by someone prodding me...I am still very much here! Though I've been really busy creating and developing character designs for game artwork for a while... so hence why I haven't really been uploading much else ^^;

I've got some more Sailor Moon fanart waiting in the wings (exuse le pun) as well as some other bits and pieces to cg when the game project is over, so I'll be back properly before you know it ^^

There's some other really good stuff happening that I can't talk about yet too, watch this space! XD

~Hel




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~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~
  • Listening to: "Hyrule Symphony"
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

Japan Earthquake/Tsunami - Appeal for Donations

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 13, 2011, 3:40 PM




Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 3 days, you will have seen the devastating effect of the massive earthquake & following Tsunami in Japan, my favourite place on earth and the source of inspiration for my artwork :(

If you have the funds to spare, please please please consider making a donation to the Red Cross HERE >>> www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now… <<<  to help send doctors, nurses and emergency supplies to Japan and help it's citizens recover from this disaster. The Japanese people are some of the kindest people on earth, and some of the hate being directed at them by people thinking they deserve this tragedy is just sickening.

Please lets help them in their time of need x




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~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

Drawing for Fun (suggestions pls?)

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 8, 2010, 8:13 AM




Gosh it's been nearly 3 months since I last updated my journal 8D;; Sorry! Time flies…

Brief summary of Life: Life is OK, bunnies are OK, and as you can see I'm back into drawing stuff again :D I've already done my Christmas picture this year, but I won't upload it until December so it gives my Christmas card recipients the chance to be surprised when they open their envelopes ^_^

I've actually been sketching whatever takes my fancy lately - random art, my own characters, and fanart all included, and have been really enjoying it ^_^ I'm looking for ideas of what to draw, though after what feels like a decade of drawing things for someone/something else, I really only wanna do stuff I can indulge in and enjoy, and hopefully learn something new from in the process.  I've done enough commission-work and community-work lately which have variousstrings attached to it that limits creative freedom, I want to spend between now and Christmas just relaxing and doing stuff for fun again 8D

So, any suggestions? Or shall I just continue to sketch whatever takes my fancy each evening and CG the ones that stand out most to me?

*headexplode*




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~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

AmeCon 2010

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 18, 2010, 1:25 PM



For all of the months I spent worrying and panicking over the event, I needn't have bothered. AmeCon ran at a new venue for the first time and things went much smoother than I could have hoped for ^_^ There were a few hiccups (there always are) and the feedback has been a huge improvement over the 2008 feedback, but fortunately if we decide to return to Keele in 2012 they are all things that the Committee are either able to improve on themselves or that Keele already have their own plans to improve by then. Huzzah!

I spent almost all of the weekend working in some way shape or form, it helped keep my mind off being away from Scott and Sora, but I did manage to catch a few things. My mind was so shot though from 2 weeks of vet-related stress and lack of sleep before the con, Brad Swaile walked right past me in Ops and I just thought 'He looks really familiar, he's probably a regular congoer' and only when he had left the room did the penny drop ^^;; Oh how embarrassing! I had to apologise to him later but he was so awesome about it.  I watched the Omake via the rehearsals while decorating for the ball (omg AmeCon Hellfire was AWESOME) I was made to sit right at the front for the Masquerade, so unfortunately I may well be in a lot of the photos ¦D; but the quality of the cosplays gets better and better every year and I got to see them all up close. I caught the Brad panel (fangirl alert) and the Charity Auction which I always find enjoyable, but this year it was more entertaining than ever – thanks to the random spontaneous man-on-man action, brought to you by the incredible IrishDave and a willing Kaito cosplayer XD sads i was trying to bid on one of Brad's pieces of art and lost ;_;

Despite dreading the ball itself, simply because I was alone and had nobody to hang around with by default (I now understand the worries of people attending conventions on their own) I did manage to bump into a number of old friends and new friends and had a blast Sunday night :D Ahh Jack, you were so drunk it was hilarious! I finally managed to ask Brad for a photograph and ninja'd in a hug while I was at it. I really hope Brad comes back to Ame in future, he seemed to enjoy himself a lot and wants to come back, the attendees loved him, it can only be a win-win result if he's available.

It was also super nice to hear people telling me on Sunday night how much fun they'd had over the weekend and many people were telling me this was the best AmeCon ever (HUZZAH!) and I found myself on the receiving end of many a hug. You guys are all awesome, you know you are, and we love ya all x

I was quite saddened to discover on Monday morning that there had been yet more room trashing in the accommodation blocks. Seriously, a tiny number of people giving con-goers a bad name, stealing fire extinguishers, breaking firedoors and other things. Not to put too fine a point on it, but "This is why we can't have nice things". AmeCon gets charged for these damages, and it takes money away from doing things like the free keyrings again in future. That being said though, it really was a small number of attendees amongst the masses of the well-behaved, and getting the names of the people who were staying in those blocks will be the first step to perma-banning the guilty ^_~

I'd also like to thank everyone who came out to help us over the weekend too – gophers, Keele staff, and committee members of other conventions who stepped forward to help when we needed a hand. Major, major thanks to you guys x I was planning on taking a full year off doing stuff for conventions because this year has been incredibly work-intensive, but by the end of the weekend I felt so indebted to a few people that I've offered them any help they might possibly need where I can repay their kindness.

I'm sure I've left stuff out, but long entry is long and I need to sort things out with the house after 3 weeks of leaving it to fend for itself XD All I can say is that  it seems we've gone in the right direction this year, so hopefully we can build on that for 2012 and bring you an even more awesome AmeCon :D Rock on!





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Commission status: Currently full, but, please contact me for future commissions :3
~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

~Angel League Fanart~
I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

See you at AmeCon!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 11, 2010, 11:41 AM



My last post before I head to AmeCon tomorrow morning :)  I shall see some of you there, though please be gentle with me, I've had a rough couple of weeks.... ^^;

(...speaking of, glad to say Sora is doing fine and she is going to be ok! ^^)





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Commission status: Currently full, but, please contact me for future commissions :3
~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

~Angel League Fanart~
I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

Bunny Update

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 8, 2010, 7:30 PM



I'm going to be awake all night and up to 6pm tomorrow evening, so I may as well make an update.

Sora is home from the specialist bunny vets :aww: although she has a blue lampshade collar on and a cocktail of 5 different drugs, some to be taken once daily, some twice, but 8am, 10am, 12 noon, 8pm and 10pm are all now reserved medicine times. Which, uh, generally don't go very well ^^; There is still a lot to be done with her, the cocktail of drugs she is on will be re-assessed on Tuesday morning, and if she's weaned off any of them then she may relapse without the drugs supporting her :( She also has to go back on AmeCon Friday to have her stitches removed.

Just to highlight the severity of this...the vet told me her chances of survival were less than 50/50. What he actually meant was, there are only 2 reported cases of rabbits surviving this. If Sora makes it, she will be the 3rd case to survive o_o That kinda hammered it home how much special care we have to give her to see her through it. None of the rabbits who passed away have come this far, so as long as she manages on her own after the drugs are removed then the situation is hopeful.

While a number of things still hang on the vet appointments this week, we have taken the decision for Scott to miss AmeCon and stay at home with her. Even though I really wanted to stay at home, Scott has ordered me to go. I have never been to a convention (or event) without Scott for the last 10 years, I think I'm going to find it hard when not on committee duty, especially in the evenings, and I will probably be a little distracted because of Sora's situation. Scott is a bit bummed to miss AmeCon for the first time ever, especially as this was going to be his first event on the committee, but there are some things you just can't plan for.

I think, all being well, we will probably try and go to the Grand Cosplay Ball instead, and maybe try another convention as early as possible (Auchinawa is too far away, so it may be Minamicon or Kitacon next spring) where we can just chillax together.

And now, back to my marthon of staying awake all night and all day Monday....





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Commission status: Currently full, but, please contact me for future commissions :3
~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

~Angel League Fanart~
I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

Bunnies, Vets, AmeCon problem...

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 5, 2010, 12:22 PM



A few hours after I posted my AmeCon update on Monday, unfortunately Sora-tan became very poorly ;_;

We've had a bit of a rollercoaster ride since then, I've missed a day and a half of work, and she ended up at a rabbit specialist hospital in Bristol who did a variety of ultrasound scans, xrays, blood tests which ultimately pointed to an extremely rare liver problem. The vet (who is an absolute DIAMOND) had only ever seen about 10 such cases, with a couple more written about in veterinary literature, and most of the cases were diagnosed during post-mortems so it's not very common to catch it before it's too late. Basically it's where part of the liver tissue dies off and turns infected within the rabbit, poisoning it with leaking toxins.

Last night Sora went through a high-risk operation, the odds were less than 50/50 survival, in the hope of giving her the best chances. While she is still in the 48-hour 'danger zone' from such a major operation, she is doing very well :) I am hopeful that she won't deteriorate or catch any post-op infections, but there is no way of knowing which way it's going to go until at least tomorrow night. My little girl, although already lucky to have survived the operation, needs all the help she can get over tomorrow and the weekend  and I intend to make it so.  The vet bill has passed the £1,000 mark in 3 days, the insurance company don't yet know what is about to hit them... ^^;

You may be wondering what any of this has to do with AmeCon. Well, the bunny boarding place will not take her if she is still poorly by then, and TBH I would be uneasy about leaving her there if she was not in the best shape by Wednesday. So either me, Scott, or both of us may not be able to go if there is a poorly post-op bunny at home. As much as I love the event and would be heartbroken not to go... I love my pets more and cannot risk their health over it.

Please keep your fingers crossed for little Sora-tan that she makes a swift recovery and doesn't suffer any setbacks... I really can't bear thinking about losing her.





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Commission status: Currently full, but, please contact me for future commissions :3
~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

~Angel League Fanart~
I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

3...2...1.....AmeCon! ^^

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 2, 2010, 1:28 PM



Been a bit quiet around these parts lately ^^;

AmeCon is less than 2 weeks away now, happy happy joy joy~! It's been hugely work-intensive this year, what with a new venue and new things to arrange, I'm really hoping the payoff is awesome and that people enjoy the event ^^

I can always tell when we hit the '2 Weeks To Go' mark, simply by the number of people with ID queries who suddenly fall out of the woodwork XD;

I will not be wearing any wigs this year as my characters all have the same colour hair as me (huzzah!) which I can more or less style into place so I should not be difficult to spot.......although with my deteriorating social skills, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing XD; My planned cosplays are as follows:-




Friday: Lolita Punk Mikuru (Haruhi)  
Saturday: Aya-Chan (Tenjho Tenge - Final Tournament Outfit) 
Sunday Ball: Juliet (Romeo x Juliet)


During those times I will likely be hanging around with a Train Heartnet, a Link, and a Romeo <3 (not all at the same time ^_~) I will also have to be very careful not to bend over in Mikuru's skirt ^^; planning to wear some shorts underneath for modesty preservation….

So much effort has gone into the con this year, I hope it all pays off ^_^ I also hope that the weather is nice so that people can properly enjoy Keele campus (but since AmeCon has a tradition of terrible weather, please bring umbrellas XD)

That's all for now, things have been a little hecitc with me over the last 6 months, but normal service will resume shortly ^_^





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~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

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I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

My Updates. Let me tell you's them.

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 11, 2010, 5:11 PM



I realise I've been neglecting my journal a lot, so let me summarise happenings latey:-

:bulletpurple: I need far more sleep than I'm actually getting at the moment
:bulletpurple: I've become Vice Chair of AmeCon (this may be linked to the above point XD)
:bulletpurple: I have SO MUCH ART to upload after AmeCon is over O_O
:bulletpurple: I've stepped down from my role as DDR:UK artist. This creates an opportunity for someone new to get their work known :3
:bulletpurple: I wasn't able to go to May Expo, but I had to spend 6 days completely on my own before, during and after the Expo weekend. I think I went crazy ._.
:bulletpurple: I have started an animation *_* It will be long and epic... for 1min 23secs XD
:bulletpurple: Smudge's broken foot has healed up well and he's back to being naughty and cheeky by digging up the back garden and trying to burrow under the back fence ¬_¬ I've contemplated taping baby socks onto his paws to stop him digging lol
:bulletpurple: Me on the other hand have had my left arm in a bandage after suffering pain for 3 weeks. Turns out I have slightly torn muscles and tendons and have to rest it ;3; Fortunately it's not my drawing arm (yay!) but unfortunately it's the hand I prop up the sketchpad with so drawing isn't totally easy at the moment.

I hope everyone is well x I'm sorry that I missed seeing the usual suspects at Expo, however I will be at AmeCon this August (swooning in the arms of Brad Swaile...or at least that will be what I'm daydreaming about whilst I can't get near him due to his many fangirls ^^; )





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Commission status: Currently full, but, please contact me for future commissions :3
~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

~Angel League Fanart~
I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea

Update - My poorly bunny ,_,

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 30, 2010, 5:51 AM



It's been almost a month since my last update.... O_O;; In that time I've been drawing like a maniac and completed many pieces, I've done about 60% of the required AmeCon artwork this year in the first 2 weeks of this month, but then I went away visiting family for a week and when I got back last week, Smudge broke his foot ;___; I don't know if it happened at the bunny hotel or if it happened the day he got back, but either way he's such a hyper lunatic that I don't doubt it's his own fault ^^;

Anyway he's had his back leg all bandaged up since Tuesday and I've been super busy trying to take care of him, rearranging the living room so he doesn't catch it on anything, sleeping on the sofa to make sure he's okay etc. He's going back this evening to have it removed, hopefully it will have done the trick and hopefully he won't have to have it put back on, but regardless he's on the bunny equivalent of 'bedrest' for at least 3 weeks. We've left him confined to the living room but he still won't stop running around -___-;; bless him!

Kinda feels like the moment I get a break, something else happens XD;;





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Commission status: Currently full, but, please contact me for future commissions :3
~ Sorry, I do not accept art trades or requests :( ~

~Angel League Fanart~
I absolutely LOVE seeing Angel League fanart =^___^= It reduces me to a quivering pile of squee-ness and appreciation, so if anybody does any fanart or finds some elsewhere then please, please, please do let me know ^o^ arigato! *bows*



my husband and soulmate :heart: :iconyamiscott:
Star friends - please visit them ^^
:iconkidoairaku: :iconrindarro: :iconktcoope: :iconkurokumo: :iconm-e-z: :iconsaphire:
  • Listening to: &quot;Hyrule Symphony&quot;
  • Reading: Tenjho Tenge ^3^
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Oranges :D
  • Drinking: Tea