I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
WE HAS POO BOX! I MEAN P.O. BOX! AHHH!! ADSGJKHDFHDue to the amazing amount of votes on the poll.(Thank you all ♥) We bought a P.O. box for P.S. for a year.
Here's the address:
P.O. Box 311
(Please don't send food D: We have ppl that are allergic to nuts & such. Plus, the food will melt and die by the time it gets here. LOL If you REALLYREALLY want to send food, it has to be like, actually packaged, and can only be for Ut or myself. Hannah can't take the chance. We're sorry! TDT)
The P.O. box is for:
EDIT!Warning: If you receive a note from someone..EDIT: http://orangelightning123.deviantart.com/#/d5a1khd She explains everything for those who might have trouble just going by my own words.
(Sorry for spamming, but I really want to set things straight. I don't like knowing that someone is trying to make my friends and I sound like shit, when we didn't even do anything wrong.)
Hey everyone. This is journal to warn everyone, there is someone who is out there on DA (Making new/fake accounts.) and tumblr, personally messaging our followers (You guys) and telling them things about us (Hannah, Orange, & I). (Idk what "things" but apparently it's not good, and they're trying to make us seem like we are horrid people ((Hannah and I)).)
I didn't really want to post this journal at all, I didn't even want to make this a public kind of thing, but now that the troll has gone and made it public, I have no choice. Everyone agreed that it would be better to
The video is done!Merry Christmas & Happy-whichever-Holiday-you-celebrate!
HERE'S THE VIDEO!
I hope everyone had fun, this was the best way we could think of giving back to you for all your love.
AANNNDDD I'm going to make :iconorangelightning123: my Journal Feature again, because she seriously deserves WAY more love. I don't know why she's not famous already for her arts.
New video!Edit: LOOKIT THESE! HOLY CRAP!
& This is just.. ABSOLUTELY beautiful.
HOOPLA! :iconhooplaplz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwcvNQD6uaQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwcvNQD6uaQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwcvNQD6uaQ
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Thank you everyone for the mail so far! TvT
We didn't open everything in this video, cause it's already a long video. +_+
I'll post more later on though!~
By the way.
Thank you all. (Not talking about just the people who sent mail. I'm talking about everyone of you.)
Just... thank you.
New Video!Finally finished that video for you all.
:iconrightarrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcCLRnfIFgA :iconleftarrow:
I'm sorry it took so long, and for being dead on here... I had a lot going on. TvT;;
Welp. Let Them Hang's first chapter is finished! We're so excited to get into the actual plot now. It's going to be so fun. +v+;
Aaannd.... some random Advertisement number just called me. I picked up and they blasted a boat horn in my ear that sounded like a fart then a machine voice started saying, "HELLO! THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING-" So.. I laughed in the machine's ear then hung up. >:
Let us pretend that machines have ears..
Short journal is short. I have to go to work now. I'll probably update more later on.
Taa my lovelies~
Updates and TaggedUpdates: I've avoided updates for a long time.. prepare for a long one. LOL
Wow.. :iconstrikesolo1: has given me a year of Premium Membership. My gosh... I feel super spoiled right now. THANK YOU! TTTDTTT
Videos - A few of you have noticed, we don't post videos as much anymore. Well, recently we posted two CMVs that we were so happy to accomplish with others. But we haven't done fun skits in a long time. Half of the reason we don't get much filmed anymore is because we hardly cosplay together anymore. We used to cosplay every weekend together, or at least hang out together. Now it's like.. no one has time anymore. Trying to schedule between working, school, family matters, etc.. It's hard. And it's sad, but I really hope we can still get together to do stupid things at least once in a while. It's just been hard. Sometime soon, I'm hoping we can open all of the awesome mail we've received. We haven't forgotten! We're just waiting for the right time when we're all free.
Cosplay adviceWith each day going by, I am asked more & more on cosplay advice.
"Lala, can you give me some cosplay advice? I am going to cosplay so-&-so.." (Etc. etc.,)
"I was wondering if you have any tips for me when it comes to cosplaying..?"
I have spent years thinking about how to even respond to this sort of question, there is so much advice I want to give, but I don't want to give it to just one person.
Thus... I am going to lay it all out right here on this journal.
If you are the type to say: "TL;DR" Then go ahead & leave now, or just read tip #4. XD To those who actually want to see what my advice is, continue on this long jolly yellow brick road. (Whether you cosplay Wizard of Oz or not. LOL.)
Tip #1: Starting/having a "cosplay group."(What I consider the most important tip, especiall
Edit: AUCTION OVER/// Sebastian painting.EDIT: AUCTION OVER! :iconKeyune: won with offering $250 for the painting.
Thank you so much to the darlings that bid/are bidding. I am speechless. I really am.
Highest bid: (Wow, thank you guys! O_O)
:iconKeyune: - $250
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $240
:iconKeyune: - $225
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $220
:iconKeyune: - $210
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $200
:iconKeyune: - $170
:iconCerulean-Hummingbird: - $165
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $160
:iconMrsMcGinty: - $100
I wasn't expecting more than a handful of people to seriously want to buy the painting. (Or anyone at all for that matter.) But since it is getting a little complicated to keep up with who is offering what price, I will use this journal for it.
I was offered $100 a few times from people.
So, the starting bid is set to $100.
Things you'll need in order to buy the painting off of
Just saying, Lala's Vid, July BirthdaysI was thinking today how I needed to make a journal out of this and share it with you all.
Today was the first time I've been outside in weeks. (I was sick). However Alot of times I wouldnt go outside because I honestly would either hate the way I look, or didnt want people to see my skin. Today, I felt a lot better so I wanted to make myself go out. My skin looked really bad, and I hate going out cause of my weight. Thats such a silly thing to say, but honestly it does get me down sometimes.
My mom asked me if I wanted to go shopping today with her. I normally say no, but something made me just.. really want to go outside. I was reaching for my shorts and then my mom grabbed my dress and asked if I wanted to wear it out. Honestly I didnt know if I did or didnt. Usually if I do go out I dont try to look good. In fact I usually just run around in shorts, short sleeve shirt, flip flops, no make up, and hair in a pony tail xD I was staring at my skin at the time.. and I knew th
Dear Awesome Journal...Hello guys, long time no see, no see long time.
Yeah, I just pulled a Yoda. YOLO! :3
Hellos and hi's aside I slept all day. No seriously. I went to school for literally thirty minutes and just went home because you know when you're so tired you may as well be eating brains and stick you in a zombie movie you're that out of it. That was me. Today. So lately I've been really busy as you can tell from my lack of activity but that's accompanied with reasons, those reasons being social shiz, my distractability and blah blah blah, why bore you with details?
But anythings aside I am back and I am writing and I am about to apply for colleges and I'm super exicted someone please just look into the future and tell me that I get to go to the college of mai dreams! I'm planning on going to an art college to pursue the study of filmmaking and well, as you can tell by my YouTube channel I have been working on that. I'm also working on the Ciel videos too, please keep in mind that I'm not just a cosp
Commission Infohere is my info:
FOR MORE EXAMPLES SEE: http://hannahhurstsketches.tumblr.com/
* Must have Paypal
* Everything comes with color
Full Body- $9.57
Finished Looks: (Also let me know if you want the lineart a certain color, (black, pink etc) Or if u want me to just do it how i normally do with the line art matchy with the colors
Full Body- $10.60
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Sleepless Everyone has those sorts of nights. Those kinds of nights where even though you are so tired, you continue to toss, turn, and make yourself comfortable, but you cannot go to sleep for anything. Well, I had one of those nights just recently. There was a drastic difference between those nights and this one, however.
I was wide awake, and I hadn't the slightest idea as to what time it was. My head was pounding, and every little noise I heard seemed to be dramatically amplified, along with my pulse. The rhythmic blood roaring through my ears only added to the pain and confusion. I couldn't tell what noises were real from what my overactive imagination teased me with. Also, I kept a small light on, merely because I usually have to get up for some God-knows-what reason and venture into the rest of the house. The glare from said light delivered a searing pain to my eyes. I sighed, sitting upright, my legs crossed. There was an old television in
AutisticYes I said it, I'm autistic
I'm not more then you and not less
I think the same as you, sometimes a bit simplistic
I even slightly like, that I must confess
Sometimes people say I'm retarded
I let them do it, I don't care
I might be the person who is disregarded
When I get insulted I only stare
I know the truth
I'm no different from anybody else
Though I might have had a different youth
I will never change
That's something I know for sure
I think that it would be quite strange
I will stick to who I am
We can change what we stand for, but not who we are
Tagged/New Vid/Nov Birthdays/CommissionsRules:
Tag 10 people and link them
*no tag backs
Answer questions truthfully
Majority wins because this a democracy -.-
[x] you wear black
[x] you have very few friends (rl friends)
[x] you are very loyal to your closest friend
[x] you would do anything to protect your best friend
[x] you have used a gun before (if a bb gun counts)
 people often call you useless
 you have at least one earring
[x] you have a younger brother
[x] you are sometimes overprotective
 you smoke/ have smoked before
 you are currently a student
 you have a short temper
 you have an adopted family member
[ ] you have blue eyes
 you don't believe in sacrificing yourself for others
 you love to read, especially book series
 you play the piano
 you have a birthmark/mole on your face
 you have short hair
 you prefer to fight with a sword
Joker (from Kuroshitsuji)
 you have many different colors in your hair
[x] you're a jokester
[x] you enjoy making
Devious Journal EntryI just suffered shock at advice I saw being given to a convention goer of how to keep her energy levels up while at a convention...
- Hold soda in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it, as your mouth absorbs the sugars quicker
- Drink OJ with sugar added to it
- Honey sticks
Basically, the advice given was "SUGAR, AND LOTS OF IT!"
I don't know what people are taught about health in the USA, but clearly it's VERY different to the UK. People, PLEASE don't live on sugar at a convention! Not only is it bad for your teeth, but bad for your health, and it's NOT the best source of energy there is!
Eating regularly and healthily, especially wholemeals, will provide you with a much healthier and long-lasting source of energy. Sure, you may get a brief rush from a Red Bull, but you'll have a crash as well. I know none of us take the best care of ourselves at cons, but at least TRY to get in a decent breakfast, lunch and dinner. And drink plenty of water!!
And definitely don't ad
What do you think?I am thinking about making a little build a character comic/book type thingy. Its basically like my tip sheet but it will be in comic/book format. I have already split it into four categories, facial features, hair styles, clothes and body types. Basically its a little reference guide, where you can mix and match features to create your own characters, nothing too heavy or technical. I will also be posting the pages online for free since I don't like the idea of any of my tip sheet/references not being accessible.
What do you think?
I also want to get into graphic design/pictorial design so designing stuff like this is always good practice too! ^u^ and great for portfolios!
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz:
Watcher features!I think I am going to wonder through my watch list and feature some people...because honestly you guys are so wonderful :iconhappytearplz: also feel free to suggest people who's art or them in general just need some love!
I have found too many underloved Deviants over the past few days/weeks/years...Share the looovvveeee!
I shall lurk around today and compile my list...:iconplanningplz:
CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!Alrighty, members! Here's the contest details!
Take your FAVOURITE character(s) from Kuro I and/or II and place them in place of your favourite characters from another Anime/show.
That's right. It's a show swap!
It can be ANY SHOW. Western cartoons, Animes, reality shows, old, new, ANYTHING! :]
Only rule? HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE. :iconciel-laplz:
ALSO: There is NO ENTRY LIMIT. You can submit as much as you want.
**IT CAN BE ANY MEDIA OF ART. COSPLAY, WRITING, DRAWING, ANYTHING!**
Me and a few friends will do the judging.
The judging will be based on:
-Neatness (how much work was put into your submission)
Otherwise, have fun.
-400 points dontated by :icontheoriginalfangirl:
-Drawing by :icondragonina:
-Water Colour Drawing by :iconrobinsfantasy:
-Drawing by :iconflawlessnobody:
-Free-hand sketch by :iconkiari-diamond:
-Realistic headshot/full body chibi by :iconlexyranger:
-Drawing by :iconnarutoa
My Biggest Pet Peeve. Anime is NOT porn people!My biggest pet peeve in the entire world is when I tell someone I like anime, and they look at me with this.. horrified look as if I just told them I masturbate in public. They then continue this horrified act by saying in a disbelieving voice "..you.. watch porn?!"
WTF PEOPLE! ANIME IS NOT PORN! That's like you telling me you watched the notebook and me accusing you of watching porn.
Yes; I admit there is a genre of anime called hentai, loosely translated from Japanese into English it's pervert, which is porn. But, if you do recall, live action television, HAS PORN TOO. In fact, I'd bet that porn was live action first!
So next time someone tells you they like anime, don't stare at them incredulously and ask if they watch porn; it's insulting.
And for all your otakus out there.. next time someone asks you if anime is porn it's your turn to stare at them and inch closer to them and whisper loudly in their ear, "You watched pokemon when you were little.. oh my god.. you pervert! Yo
"Black Butler, Birthday" Contest Info!:iconclaudefaustusplz::iconaloistrancyplz: NEW CONTEST STARTING UP!~ :iconcielphantomhiveplz::iconsebastianplz:
**MAY BE UPDATED AGAIN LATER!**
Topic: Birthday related theme picture for Alois or Ciel.
Start: November 5th
Deadline: December 14th
Nov. 5th is Alois' birthday, and Dec. 14th is Ciel's birthday, so all your contest entry pictures will be our groups way for celebration!
Happy Birthday Alois!
Folders are open and you may start submitting! I have the folder settings on so you can only submit one entry to each folder! **If you decide that you don't want to enter that picture, let me know so I can arrange something to help you with that!~
prices are allowed to be donated to either winner, you are allowed to choose to donate until December 10th.
Entries will not be accepted if they don't contain Ciel or Alois in it, it doesn't need to have both characters.
Custom Order Update + Review: A&R Cosplay LensCustom Orders Open
Since there is a number of you that commented to say they liked the lenses but:
1. Need a higher prescription (-6.00 to -10.00)
2. Need lenses of mismatched prescriptions (ex. left eye -3.75 right eye -4.50)
3. Require prescriptions that are of +.25 steps. (ex. -1.25, -2.75 etc)
I thought I should let you know that you can now make custom orders for them over here http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/customorders.htm
There are new lens models up for order too! And as always, if you have any questions or inquiries, don't be afraid to write to my friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop using their contact form http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/contactus.htm They're very nice and accommodating!
Non-graded Cosplay Lenses Available + Special Deal
My friends at Alice & Rabbit wanted to share the news that non-graded (as well as graded still)
Can everyone just..Go tell someone you love them.
Even if it is random & out of the blue.
Even if you feel like a total doofus.
Go tell your friends, family, lover, neighbor, your neighbor's dog, a squirrel.. Go on a love spree.
You never know if it is the last time you'll see them.
If you're fighting with someone, stop. Tell them you love them. You never know if that would be the last time you talk to them.
Make life full of love. Not regrets.
That is all.