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Journal Entry: Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:28 AM
Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes! :heart: I had a lovely day and made some real progress on my little project. I wanted to give a shout-out and a thank you to kozispoon, who drew an adorable toon version of me, which is now the header on my main page. It is so friggin' cute and I adore it. :love: It's nice to have a new graphic there, since my old one said $damphyr... and the $ is no longer in use on the site. :XD: Oops.

Not much more to update with just now. Labyrinth Ball is fast approaching, and I'm so excited to get my owl on again. I've added more feathers and more lights this year, hoping it'll be the most glamorous year so far! :la:

I hope to have some exciting things to update you all with in the very near future, but for now, this is all I have. Be good to each other and have a great day!

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THAT day

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 17, 2014, 8:11 PM
Yep, it's that time again... at least it's my time again. Time to celebrate another trip around the sun. As of 3AM, in 7 short hours, I'm officially another year older. I can't say I'm doing a bit celebration this year, but my mother was in town for weeks--literal weeks--so I'm kind of socialed out. :XD: I plan to spend the day chilling at home with Cosmos, video games, my kitty, and working on a little something for Comic-con. It's gonna be a good day! :D

Hope the day sees you all well, if you're so inclined, please raise a glass to me on my b-day. I'll have a drink to you, in return. :D

Be good to each other!
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Flight Rising

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:11 PM
Hey all!

Just wanted to pimp a little project I've had my eye on for a while now... :iconflightrising: is open for registration, for today only! Head on over to flightrising.com/ and adopt yourself a dragon! My screen name there is also damphyr, so feel free to say hi, though I've literally just signed up and have not had the time to get to know the secrets of the site, so I won't be able to help you too much just yet. You can check out their dA group or just poke over to neondragon's page to see some previews of their dragons. So go on, check it out and show 'em a little dA love!

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Projects

Journal Entry: Thu May 29, 2014, 10:39 PM
Projects by damphyr

The things that keep me busy up at night.



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Free Comic Book Day!

Journal Entry: Sat May 3, 2014, 6:12 PM
It is, once again, one of my favorite times of the year... Free Comic Book Day! This year, myself, kozispoon and her hubby hit up three stores! Well... two and a half. Our first stop was... Meltdown Comics!

We were greeted by these awesome young ladies handing out free comics, lanyards and Hellboy candy! Check out the goods!
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Meltdown also had pros with accessories and candy, as well as a cute little craft fair out back! We hung out, chatted, shopped, posed and Kozi dropped off her FCBD book.
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  Our next stop was Golden Apple Comics... well. At least that was the plan. Golden Apple shoppers were serious about getting their free books! :o
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 The line was literally wrapped around the block and not moving at any real speed and another stop to make, we waved hello to GA's life sized R2D2 model and headed off to our next stop, House of Secrets.

There was also a line at HoS, but not nearly as long... and we had entertainment! A Joker cosplayer entertained the children waiting for their comics, especially those in costume. Spider Girl rolled up on her four wheeler and was very not amused when the Joker tried to steal it. Fortuately, his evil plan was foiled by the appearance of Batman.

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 With stacks of comics in hand and having successfully acquired a hard cover Mouse Guard, we bid the comic shop a fond farewell and went to page through our loot and eat some delicious soft tacos. It was another great year of seeing new, young and old fans all coming together to celebrate our love of comics. Thanks to all the stores who put on events, gave away books and invited artists and cosplayers out. It was great, as always!

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Wondercon!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 21, 2014, 11:17 AM
Saturday was a very fun day, when myself, IreneAdler76 and spotted wandered off to Wondercon Anaheim! I had not planned on going, and only realized I had a ticket and a ride on Thursday afternoon, so it was an  unexpected pleasure. Fortunately, my Jack Harkness costume is so easy to throw together, I was still able to attend in costume, even if my hair was not terribly Jack-like.

Wandering Artists Alley was a blast, as always. I got to see lots of old friends and picked up a few snazzy pieces of art, too! I also left with a ton of inspiration, the cosplayers there were amazing, accurate and/or so original, I simply cannot wait to get started on my next costume. :ninja: Thanks to everyone who said hi, asked for photos and/or stopped to let me take photos. Also, Capt Jack says a great big Hello~! to the 300+ people I streetpassed with my 3DS!

Here's some of my favorite pics of the con.

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Now, on to the next one!
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Buckles!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:37 PM
I still am not sure how it's the year 2014, much less three months into it! It's been a busy, crazy but good time. I have been Pokemonning and the book I've long been waiting for, the second in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series, Words of Radiance just came out. I've had a very difficult time putting this book down, it will be over far too soon.

Speaking of far too soon, it's already time to start looking forward to the summer, when I will be all costumed out. Labyrinth Ball falls so close to Comic-Con and I always find myself scrambling to have costumes ready for both events. I've long been gathering materials and getting ready for these, but one particular piece for one of my costumes continues to elude me. I figured I would give a shout out to see if anyone well versed in ordering items like this may have a clue. It's a long shot, but hey, a girl can dream.

Buckle by damphyr

I am looking for something very close to this. A metal side release buckle with the little wing releases, not the push-in-the-sides kind. I know, it looks very similar to the plastic backpack/dog collar buckles that are cheap and everywhere... I am a crazy person and am not satisfied with those. I am after both metal and this kind of shape. Just to make things extra tricky, I really want these buckles in black or a very dark, brushed/not glossy metal, and most everywhere seems to want me to buy at least 500 of them. I need... three. :XD:

I've found some similar, but more complex and pricy ones made by Cobra, which I may resort to. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, my Google-fu has failed me, and you may be my only hope!

Anyone else working on costumes/cosplays? I may be considering attempting contacts this summer, for the first time. I've never been able to get them in before, so we'll see. :fear: I'm such a wuss when it comes to putting things in my eyes. I need to decide soonish, because I need to make an appointment with my optometrist if I decide to attempt it. What big costume/cosplay challenges have you faced?


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The Wind Rises!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 21, 2014, 10:50 AM
As you may or may not know, I am a huge Miyazaki fan. Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies ever, and Kiki's Delivery Service has been warming my heart since I discovered anime. I won't even mention Grave of the Fireflies, because I am literally unable to watch that movie again, it broke my heart so thoroughly. It is for this reason that I greet Miyazaki's retirement movie, The Wind Rises, with mixed feelings. I don't want him to stop making these gorgeous tales, animated in such a beautiful way, but I do believe Studio Ghibli can successfully carry on without him. I plan to brave the ehater with screaming kids (uuugh) to check out The Wind Rises, and I'm beyond giddy that dA is hosting a contest for it!

Check it out here!

How about you, do you have a favorite Miyazaki/Ghibli movie?


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The Pokemon Obsession

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 9, 2014, 9:22 PM

Wow. So, 2014 has come in like a lion. I won't go into details, but it's been a healthy mix of good and not so good.

...well! That didn't take long! You guys are amazing. :D BEHOLD!
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BRB, life is made. If anyone is interested in trading Kyogre and/or Arceus for keeps, give me a shout. As for now? Life is good, and I can start farming shinies. Hurray for shinies! :la:

One of the things to finally arrive? Pokemon Bank! ...That's a mixed bucket, as it turns out. The app is far from as useful, intuitive and user friendly as it could be, but hey, it gets the job of getting Pokemon from the old games into my new one done. Speaking of getting Pokemon into the new game...
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I am two Pokemon short from a perfect dex... and sadly one of them is holding me back from a Shiny Amulet/Shiny Charm. I need this. I really freaking need this. So, I'm on the hunt for two legendary Pokemon!

damphy is currently seeking: Kyogre and Arceus

While Arceus is obviously the more rare/in demand Pokemon, I really need a Kyogre in order to get my charm. I would love to do a trade-trade back, just to fill the dex entry, will also talk about trading for good, if you're interested in trading for keeps. If it is trade/trade back, I have a whole pokedex minus those two to offer. If you're looking to trade for keeps, I have several legendaries and/or shinies I'm willing to part with.

If you know someone who has one of these and send them my way, I will be grateful and will happily give you something special as a thank you/finders fee. I'm just really really desperate for a Kyogre ASAP.  If there is a pokemon you really need or want, I'll do my best to help out in return.... even if the 'return' is just helping spread the word.

Thanks!



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Comikaze!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 11:37 AM
Heyo, deviants!

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind, but the end is near and I am so looking forward to Comikaze! Will anyone be attending? I will be roaming the halls on Saturday dressed as Captain Jack. If anyone spots the dashing hero, please do say hello! If you play Pokemon X or Y, be sure to say the secret password Sewer Chic and I will give you a rather lame Pokemon... but it comes with Pokerus so you can power level your EVs!

I hope everyone had a very happy Halloween and that November brings only good things.

Be good to each other!

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The great Pokemon Debate

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 8, 2013, 7:46 PM
Pokemon has been a huge part of my life since the original Red and Blue games. My brother and I both begged, whined and pleaded until my parents (who are amazing!) got us each a copy for our giant brick of an original Game Boy system. I got blue, as you can probably guess from my journal skin. :XD:

Blue was fun, and I went the extra mile and beat the whole game over again in Yellow, falling for the gimmick of paying for the game all over again just to have Pikachu follow you around hook, line and sinker. Totally worth every penny, I should add.

But then... I fell away from the series, and I really can't give you a reason other than a combination of school and not liking the starter Pokemon. Pokemon was competing for my attention during college, when I was extremely short on both time and money, and against games such as Dragon Quest Monster, which just had a much bigger and more interesting breeding system... not to mention randomly generated dungeons! The DQM series, sadly, did not stand the test of time, and I did not come back into the Pokemon fold until Emerald.

It turned out that my timing could not have been better, as the Generation IV games reignited the lukewarm interest I had in Emerald. I played the pants off of Pearl and SoulSilver, transferring my Emerald Pokemon over and managed a 100% complete Pokedex. Black was another exciting chapter, watching the story line grow up was pretty much what I needed. And I was lucky enough to transfer all my important Diamond Pokemon over before my copy of Diamond was stolen from my bag at a convention. :faint: Talk about luck!

...Then there was Black 2. By this time, I was used to the style of the game, and while the graphics were interesting the first go round, they were gaudy, janky and jagged to my eyes in Black 2. I appreciated the nods to the first games, but found it all too familiar and thus tedious. Still, I am nothing if not determined, and beat the game and completed my Pokedex yet again.

Then there was the X Y announcement. Most fans reacted with joy. I felt my heart sink a little.

While I was not a fan of the pixels overlayed over 3D graphics of Black/White... the idea of the game going all 3D is even worse in my mind. Camera angles and the addition of 3D graphics has seen me bow out of more than one fandom, including Zelda. There is little I hate more than having to dick with a camera in the middle of a dungeon or while exploring a field, for some reason it simply enrages me. :slow: I'd played with the Black/White Pokedex, I'd seen these monsters in 3D graphics... and I hated it. So within hours after hearing the announcement of X and Y I simply stopped paying attention to Pokemon. I had no interest in this new game. It made me sad, but it really was that simple.

Last week, the IMs and in person questions started. Which game was I getting? Was I excited about (this spoiler) or (that spoiler)?? Which starter am I getting??

It was the spoiler questions that got me looking at the game again. :XD: I'm still not a fan of the new graphics, many of the lines still look janky and painfully ugly 3D, despite the cell shade. Look, folks, I won't like. I hate 3D graphics. I play some games that have them, but I find them ugly as hell, either over textured or under textured, jagged at the edges and just generally terribly proportioned and thus terrifying. There's something about 3D graphics that my brain hates, and it's true for everything from Pokemon to WoW to How To Train Your Dragon. I can tolerate some, I just really hate looking at it, thus I mourn the dead of my cute little pixel monsters. :(

...but then they added Pokemon Amie. :doh: I have mentioned that some of my best memories are Pokemon Yellow already... and I am that idiot who spent hours in Amity Square, giggling like a loon every time I talked to the Pokemon following me around. So,  as silly of an addition Amie is... that may be the deciding factor in if I get this game or not. Also, I need solid confirmation one way or another if Nintendo has added a 'jump' feature to this game, because if I have to start jumping holes and timing leaps onto platforms, I will ragequit the game on the spot. :XD:

So here I am, eying my DS and wondering if I'm going to have a new game in the nearish future. The 649 monsters all lined up in numerical order in my PC are all waiting to go on their next adventure, and I'm not entirely sure I'm ready to take them there. I'm honestly shocked that they're shutting down the Dream World, rendering several key features of Black and White completely unusable, even customizing your Cgear and Pokedex cover! I wish I were as excited about this release as I have been past games... but maybe I'm just in that same slump that I found myself in during Generation II and III? And it's not even like I can wait until the game goes on sale, because Pokemon never goes down in price. :slow:

So, this is a huge long ramble of me walking down memory lane and wondering if Pokemon will be a part of my life in the future. I guess we'll find out soon enough! I'm keeping an eye out for sales (yeah, right), as I do think curiosity will get the best of me if the price is low enough. Thanks and sorry to all who made it this far, I honestly don't have a lot to say other than memories.

If you are getting the game... or if you want to but can't get it just yet, which version are you getting? Do please share gameplay experiences once you get your hands on it, I'm eager to see if the controls are more visually appealing and streamlined than in B/W, and again... jumping. >.<

Do you have a favorite Pokemon memory?


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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

11 Years Today!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 21, 2013, 3:52 PM
I am so far behind! :spin: I have so many journals to write, so many stories to tell, so many pictures to share and so much to talk about! ...And I'm caught in that feedback loop of because I'm so behind, I'm putting off writing these things and because of that I'm getting even more behind. :slow: I'm so sorry, more will be coming soon, but I had something which I felt required a little post today.

Today is my 11th birthdAy. :dance: Eleven years haunting these green-gray walls, it seems crazy. It's amazing how much art and deviantART has influenced and changed the course of my life. I've seen so much amazing art, met interesting and mind-blowingly talented people and even crossed paths with a few of my heroes along the way. It's always an honor and an adventure to serve the deviantART community, and I'm so happy that dA is in my life.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this adventure, here's to eleven more! :w00t:

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SDCC... with a Dashing Hero like Me!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 14, 2013, 8:30 PM
In just a few more days I'll be heading off to San Diego for Comic-Con, and I am so excited I can't even with this!! :excited: Today gave me a taste of what is to come, because I got to take my cosplay for a trial run! aunjuli had a craft fair at Whimsic Alley here in LA, and I showed up in costume to help promote her Doctor Who teas. She took some amazing photos, check 'em out!

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aunjuli will be in costume too, if you see either of us at SDCC, you should totally say hi. We may potentially have tea samples. :ninja:
Also! I should mention that Aun-Juli is my hero. OMG I would love to meet John Barrowman and get photos while I'm in costume. :la::faint: I'm a nerd, I can't help it, guys. :XD: I'm ridiculously anxious to see if TeamBarrowman tweets back. :giggle: A girl can dream.

So yes, the purple hair is on hiatus for a bit. If you see brunette!me, don't be shy about saying hi. :D For those who play Animal Crossing, I'll be sporting my cosplay in the game! Plug in my dream address and come check it out: 4400-2222-0370. For anyone at SDCC with a 3DS, I'll be switching back and forth between my Mii and my Jack Cosplay Mii, so keep an eye out for us there! See you all at SDCC, and if not, I'll be certain to share lots of pictures so you can get a taste of it all!

Be good to each other!
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San Diego Comic-Con!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 12, 2013, 1:04 PM
The excitement is building and time is running out! :faint:

I will be attending SDCC again this year, working Artists' Alley, as in the past few years. I'm so excited to get to hang with old friends and meet new, awesome artists and deviants. You can find me in dA's booth half the time, I'll be sure to put up when you can find me once I get my schedule. :XD: I will be cosplaying again this year during my off time. I'll have some teaser photos soon. ;p

I also have the great honor of speaking on a panel this year! If you want to check it out, or have an interest in fan art, please come by! The Business of Fanart panel will be on Friday at noon in Room 2 Upper Level. I'll be speaking along side Artgerm, BrianKesinger and :devmakepitures:, as well as people from Baby Tattoo Books and Mighty Fine Inc, who make awesome t-shirts. You can find out more about the panel, our other panels and our general time at Comic-Con here! I'd love to see you there!

Just to warn, I will not be sporting my usual purple hair this year! :omfg: I know, it's kind of terrifying. It didn't work with my cosplay, but I promise I'll have pictures to give you all an idea of how to spot a non-grape-flavored-head damphy.

So... who else is going??

Hope your weeks have been amazing!
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The Labyrinth of Jareth

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 7, 2013, 6:53 PM
Last night was the 16th annual Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade, and it was magical! It was my third year attending, and I feel like my costume is finally taking shape! I got to see some amazing costumes, hang with great people and check out amazing art, accessories and masks for sale. While the ball did not start until 8PM, my prep started at 4:30, when I began the long task of using liquid latex to cement feathers to my arms. The previous weeks were spent modifying my ball gown, adding  a bustle to my dress, sewing feathers and adding lights!

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My owl mask was made by the amazing windfalcon, you should check out her amazing stuff. :D
Fantasy Barn Owl - Leather Mask by windfalcon

I went with IreneAdler76, and once there, we met up with aunjuli and her man. Inside, we met all kinds of amazing costumes and creatures!
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We even met Sir Didymus!! The four of us had tea, served by the servants of Lord Sypher's hall, and were entertained by goblins who wandered between our tables, poked at our light-up costumes, stroked my feathered arms and took random photos with our cameras. The food was delicious, the tea exquisite, and the art on the menu was done by dA's very own BrianKesinger!
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Later in the evening, spotted joined us, and we even got to hang with pinguino a bit! As every year, the stage performances were amazing, and this year it featured a huge dragon, who blinked, open and closed his mouth and spat steam!
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Perhaps the most amusing bit was leaving the ball. IreneAdler76 and I left the ball and walked a block to the car, a path which brought us right past a night club. Several rather intoxicated patrons stopped us to ask if they could take pictures with us! It was quite entertaining as they tried to guess why we were dressed up and fight their way through the effects of alcohol in order to remember how to work their cameras.

It was really a magical evening, and my photos do not nearly do it justice. If you are in the LA area in July and considering attending, I strongly encourage it! It is such a delightful, fantastical experience, it really is like stepping into another world for a night. Did you attend? Do please share your stories! Also, if you are in any of these photos, please speak up! I would love to link to you. :D

My today was spent working on another project for yet another costume. :ninja: News of that will come soon. Hope everyone had a great weekend! :D Be good to each other.

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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

How dA Muro Redraw saved my bacon

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 26, 2013, 3:53 PM
As I briefly went into on my last journal entry (as I'd like to not dwell on it), my 3DS XL (that is a hand held gaming unit, the current Game Boy for those of you who do not speak gamer geek!) was stolen out of my pocket while walking home from work. No one is hurt and it's all pretty much been resolved now, largely thanks to deviantART Muro's Redraw feature.

Let me tell you a thing.


I had my DS registered with Club Nintendo, and simply checking my account showed the serial number of the DS unit which was stolen. Easy peasy, I just had to call Nintendo when they opened and write it down for when I went to file my police report. I got a replacement DS, registered it and went about trying to make my night as normal as possible, so I wouldn't dwell. The next morning, over a cup of coffee, I called Nintendo's customer service and threw myself at their mercy, asking for any and all help they could give me. It was all well and good until I opened my Club Nintendo account to read off my serial number... and it was gone.

Something on their page glitched out, and registering a different DS unit wiped the old SN and replaced it with my new one. It showed two DS units registered, but the only serial number was my new one. Ok, now I'm starting to panic a bit, as I am kind of boned without that number.

A few weeks ago, I'd bought a new skin for my (now stolen) DS unit, and had taken photos of the front and back to show people. The skin had a little "window" so the SN could still be read, so there was hope! I had already deleted the pics off my phone, but I had uploaded them to sta.sh. Still on the phone with the Nintendo rep, I opened my sta.sh and found that I had the photos.... but I had "blacked" out the serial number on the photo of the back of the skin, just for security reasons. I had also deleted the original file, with the SN still visible. Bugger.

I was pretty close to flipping a table or five at this point... when I saw it. That shiny, beautiful "Watch Redraw" button. I had used deviantART Muro to black out the serial number, and apparently, it had been recorded. I pressed Play and once the page loaded, I was able to pause and read the serial number off the first frame of the redraw video. With that number, I was able to file my police report and, with all my info verified, Nintendo actually transferred my eShop credit onto my new unit.

So, there you have it. Not the intended use, but deviantART Muro Redraw saved my bacon. Moral of the story: Make sure you have the serial numbers of your belongings written down somewhere, they come in really handy. Thank you to the dA Muro team, you improved my weekend. :D :heart:

That's the last I'll speak on this unpleasant topic, next entries will be about Comic-Con and Labyrinth Ball! :la: Both are fast approaching, and I cannot wait!

Hope the week is treating you all well, be good to each other!
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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

Comic-Con! ...and lol

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 21, 2013, 11:59 PM
Well, it has been one heck of a day! I'll be attending Comic-con... and I will be speaking on a panel! :la: Check it all out in this article! I'm so excited, I cannot wait to see old friends there, meet new people, see amazing art and celebrate geekery! This is possibly my favorite event of the year and I hope to see both new and old friends there.

As Merlin taught me in The Sword in the Stone: For every up there is a down.
I left work this evening excited for my panel and eager to link friends and family. I was about ten feet from my apartment... when a guy sprinted past me and stole my DS out of my pocket. I shouted and chased him for a few blocks, but no luck in getting it back. Such is life. :XD: I've located a replacement and am hoping Nintendo will help me out in getting at least a few of my purchased download games back. It's kind of shocking to have something like that happen, I was surprised how helpless I felt, even though it was just a silly little gaming console. But, it's an experience as well as a life lesson, and at least it is easily replaced, not that important and no one was hurt.

That said... does anyone play Animal Crossing and is willing to help a beggar out a bit? :XD: supadoodles is amazing and helped me out with cherries, apples, bananas, coconuts and durian, pears are my native and I have some peaches from Isabelle. So... I'm still on the hunt for Oranges,  Lemons, Lychee and Mango. I would just love to be able to get back up to where I was this morning, any and all help would be amazing. :heart: Drop me a line and we'll swap friend codes. I'll be very grateful and will do my best to repay you!

A new DS means a new start and I get to start filling it with awesome people at Comic-con! I can't wait, and I hope to have stories and photos so that even those of you who can't attend will get a taste of the excitement. Will you be attending? I want to know who I can chill with!

Hope all is well with you all, be good to each other and be happy. :D
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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

Thank you all!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 19, 2013, 10:32 AM
Thank you all so very much for all of the birthday wishes, I'm simply overwhelmed. :heart:  I gave myself a couple days off work for my birthday, so I'm scrambling now to catch up on everything and coffee just isn't kicking in too fast this particular morning. :XD: So, apologies if I don't reply to you straight away, please know that I love you all and appreciate every birthday wish! I have read them all and will be replying soon. :heart:

My birthday was great, got to hang out with several amazing friends, was showered with plushies and toys and owl goodies, as well as some amazing high-end scotch and Animal Crossing. What can I say? Life is good. :D

I hope you are all having a great week, I'll have some more updates soon! Be good to each other.

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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

The countdown is killing me!

Journal Entry: Wed May 15, 2013, 1:01 PM
In less than a month, the new Animal Crossing game comes out for the 3DS, and the wait is absolutely killing me! :faint: I've had the darn thing preordered since November and want it now, NOW, NOW!

:giggle: I'm not sure why I enjoy the game so much. There's something very zen about playing it, even if a lot of the characters are pretty ugly. :XD: I am so eager for this one, and will get it only a little before my birthday! Happy early birthday me! :excited: I'm sad to see that Rolf, my favorite village ever, will not be in New Leaf, hopefully I'll find another critter as entertaining and fun to look at as he is. Time will tell!

Anyone else planning on getting this game? I am looking forward to fruit exchanges! :la:

In the mean time, I've been distracting myself by playing the re-release of one of my favorite childhood games: Super Mario RPG, Legend of the Seven Stars. I was so happy to see it available for download on the Wii, and free with my Club Nintendo membership, no less! Lots of good memories tied up in that game, and Bowser is such a badass. I plan on getting the 4th star tonight! :w00t:


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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

Just FYI

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 8:28 PM
Because I get the question on occasion, and the really annoying emails far more often... :XD:

I am not on any other social media sites. I cannot add you on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, 4Square, Instagram or any of those, because I do not and have never had one. Sorry! I've done all I can to unsubscribe from emails from those sites, so I've probably not seen your invite/request. I appreciate everyone who wants to digitally hang out, but I just don't have the time or the interest in these other sites, and I really just don't need any more things to check on a regular basis. So, thanks for understanding. :D

May I also say that my thoughts and affections go out to everyone in Boston. My dad used to run the Marathon, so the fear hits a little too close to home. Be safe and stay positive, it's far too easy to get caught up in the media fear and the terror of it all. Be safe, be smart, but please don't panic. Blood banks in the Boston area are going to need donations later in the week to replenish all that was needed today. Please consider donating if you are able. :heart:

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  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.