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I'm calling it now...LIVESTREAM

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 13, 2014, 2:58 PM
T-Minus TEN MINUTES AND COUNTING!
Join me:  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…
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Yup.  Gonna do a livestream tomorrow (14July) at 12pm Pacific. Can't say whether I'll be finishing up the Plague page I'm working on or be into the TOHS page in my sketchbook.... it remains to be seen...

If you're interested:  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

That's 14 July, 2014 at 12pm Pacific!

Hope to see you there!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea

Tales From the Dead Zone Promotion

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 27, 2014, 4:10 PM
PROMOTION: TOHS: Tales from the Dead Zone

RUNNING: July1st Through August 15!

SYNOPSIS OF PROMOTION: Would you like to see your art in a published novel?? Would you jump at the chance to read a story from the collection before the public can get their hands on it? Now is your opportunity! Tales from the Dead Zone (Vol 1) is slated to be published in October, 2014.

I am looking to include small black and white images at the beginning of each short story in the collection and I'm hoping my fellow artists will be willing to help me out!

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RULES!

~The promotion will run from July 1st - August 15, 2014

~Each interested artist will be emailed one of the eight short stories at random to read, with the expectation that the artist will provide a piece of art to exemplify that particular story in the novel. I will accept up to two artists per story (16 total entries). One entry per artist please. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get the story to you ASAP. Include a good email address (Here if you're not shy or via PM if you don't want the world to know it)

~The image needs to be 300dpi or higher in resolution and needs to be reducible to a dimension of 150px X 300px. It should also represent the content of the story without being too spoilerish.

~Save the image as a .png with a clear (or white) background or a .jpg with a white background and email them to me @ tgrshrk06@hughes.net Include the following information:
-Your name or alias or profile name
-Any links you would like included in the credits (please limit this to one or perhaps two: such as a novel website or a DA profile)

**If multiple artists submit an image for the same short story, it is up to the discretion of the author which of the two images will be placed with the story.

**Images not chosen to accompany a story will be distributed throughout the extras section of the novel.

***All entries will be given credit for their work and get linked to a site of their choice for cross promotion. All illustrations will be listed at the beginning of the book (list of illustrations) and what page their work can be found on.
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Participants so far:

1. :iconangel-chickxx: (Art Received!)
2. :iconshaharw:
3. :iconspiketail94:
4. :iconlance-danger:
5. :iconearthmanprime: (Art Received!)
6. :iconartbleed:
7: :iconvoid-knockout:

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
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  • Drinking: Tea

Tales from the Deadzone Contest n Extras

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 22, 2014, 3:59 PM
EDIT: Contest Update!

PROMOTION: TOHS: Tales from the Dead Zone

RUNNING: JULY 1st Through August 15!

SYNOPSIS OF PROMOTION: Would you like to see your art in a published novel?? Would you jump at the chance to read a story from the collection before the public can get their hands on it? Now is your opportunity! Tales from the Dead Zone (Vol 1) is slated to be published in October, 2014.

I am looking to include small black and white images at the beginning of each short story in the collection and I'm hoping my fellow artists will be willing to help me out!

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RULES!

~The promotion will run from July 1st - August 15, 2014

~Each interested artist will be emailed one of the eight short stories at random to read, with the expectation that the artist will provide a piece of art to exemplify that particular story in the novel. I will accept up to two artists per story (16 total entries). One entry per artist please. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get the story to you ASAP. Include a good email address (Here if you're not shy or via PM if you don't want the world to know it)

~The image needs to be 300dpi or higher in resolution and needs to be reducible to a dimension of 150px X 300px. It should also represent the content of the story without being too spoilerish.

~Save the image as a .png with a clear (or white) background or a .jpg with a white background and email them to me @ tgrshrk06@hughes.net Include the following information:
-Your name or alias or profile name
-Any links you would like included in the credits (please limit this to one or perhaps two: such as a novel website or a DA profile)

**If multiple artists submit an image for the same short story, it is up to the discretion of the author which of the two images will be placed with the story.

**Images not chosen to accompany a story will be distributed throughout the extras section of the novel.

***All entries will be given credit for their work and get linked to a site of their choice for cross promotion. All illustrations will be listed at the beginning of the book (list of illustrations) and what page their work can be found on.

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I have been kicking around the idea of including extra content about my TOHS universe in the short story collection I'll be putting out in October.

The thing is I'm not quite sure what would be good to include. Some of my considerations:

- World-building insider stuff: This would be things like the "science" behind my vampires and dhampirs. This is stuff I've talked about before, but I don't think I've ever put it any place permanent (And I still can't spell that word properly the first time). It would include information about the idea of vampire genetics being vastly different from the humans (IE parallel evolution), how it changed and why, and the effects of said changes. It would also talk about why they burn in the sun...things of this nature.

- Details about the vampires (like physical appearance type information): This would be more like, why they have certain eye colors predominantly over others (and different from humans), how they are able to blend in with humans (Such as retractable teeth and claws) and that sort of thing.

- Perhaps information about the other supernaturals that reside in this world.

What do you guys think?

Also if you have any suggestions on what you've included in say comic prints or even novel publishing that was successful the thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Will be creating a poll to this effect!

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Livestream? (OFF)

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 18, 2014, 2:23 PM
EDIT:   Offline but thanks for those who joined me!  I had a bit of fun!  HEre's the link in case you weren't able to make it!  livestre.am/4SK3X

Planning on a livestream today - probably in the neighborhood of 3:45pm Pacific give or take fifteen minutes.  The thought is to work on either my Threats redux page, or on the chibis I drew back on Monday morning.  Depends on my mood and the audience.  LOL!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

Hope you'll join me!

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  • Reading: Staff of Seraphis ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Water

Contest Idea - Dead Zone related

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 10, 2014, 6:13 PM
I've been trying to find a way to promote the upcoming release of my collection of TOHS related short stories Tales from the Dead Zone: Vol 1 which is to come out this coming October.

I've been unable to come up with something that seemed relevant - until now...

So here's my thought.  Let me know what you think....

I want to put small black and white graphics at the beginning of each short story - ones that relate to the events in each. 

So my thought was to open up the job to my fellow artist friends to help me out. 

I would collect names of interested parties and randomly assign them a short story.   They would get to read a portion of the novel for free with the expectation they draw/ink a small image they feel represents the story.

I would like the images to be proportioned so they can be reduced to about 150X 300 px . I would prefer PNG but so long as it is black inked on a white rectangle.

What do you guys think??

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  • Reading: Staff of Seraphis ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
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  • Drinking: Water

Squeaky Wheels

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:29 AM
You know what they say, they get the grease!  As many know the Old Livestream I'm so used to using wasn't allowing me to use/see the chat.  That's been that way for about 10 days now.  So I complained to the managers of the site.

Still checking periodically, I was losing hope they were going to fix it (some strange ploy to get us all to go use the new livestream).  I checked the site itself this morning and found that the chat was working there.  So then I checked the procaster to see if the chat window worked there... sure enough it fixed!  SIGH of relief!

Soooo.... that being said... who would like to join me for a 11 AM pacific livestream?  I would love to have you all!


www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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Livestream at 10AM

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 8, 2014, 9:09 AM
EDIT:WEll now, nothing like every piece of programming on my computer fighting me tooth and nail when all I wanted was a nice livestream with a chat with my friends.  Procaster and livestream in general flipped me the bird by not allowing me to see the chat window (the entire while it was sitting on "disconnected" so I couldn't even tell people I was having issues).  Photoshop locked up and alternately puked three times and just in general it was a miserable try at joining you guys for  the art creation. 

I'm terribly sorry for those who tried to join me and freaked out when I didn't respond - it had nothing to do with you guys.  I was truly surprised that it didn't turn it's back on me completely and say "F-U" and not even record.  There is at least that much for you:  livestre.am/4Sg3l

Thanks for those who came - perhaps things will agree better the next time I try...

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Yup, this will be an entirely digital session.  I have no draft in my book...  soooo.... 10 AM Pacific!

join me if you'd like!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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  • Reading: Staff of Seraphis ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Water

Would anyone want to join me for a Livestream?

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 7, 2014, 2:47 PM
EDIT NUMBA TWO! In case  you missed it livestre.am/4SdhH
Thank you to :iconartbleed: and :iconvoid-knockout: for keeping me company!  Was fun!  Another stream WILL happen tomorrow!  :D  Time TBA!
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EDIT: Moving it up to 3:30pm Pacific.  I'm ready sooner than I thought!

I'm planning on a livestream right around 4pm Pacific.  I'll be working on at least one TOHS  page today.    That's about an hour and fifteen minutes from now! (This will give me time to complete and scan the draft! LOL!

Join me if you dare!  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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  • Listening to: snoring dogs
  • Reading: Staff of Seraphis ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

'nuther Livestream?

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 1, 2014, 10:31 AM
Due to technical difficulties this got broken into two streams: 
livestre.am/4RUCa
livestre.am/4RUVQ
Thanks for :iconartbleed: for joining me and the signal boost.  Thanks also to :iconcuriouscucumber: for stopping by!

Yuss... another livestream... another Plague page to boot!  :D
Join me at 11AM Pacific!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
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  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Crawls from under a rock... to livestream (OFF)

Journal Entry: Sat May 31, 2014, 7:50 AM
Thanks to all who joined me!  6 watchers is an awesome number!

In case you missed it:  livestre.am/4RQiX

Going on in about 5-10 minutes!
Join me if you dare!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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  • Listening to: snoring dogs
  • Reading: House of Hades ~Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

I have no... page update .... today!

Journal Entry: Wed May 21, 2014, 5:38 AM
I really thought the last few weeks of school were going to be rather more laid back than this...  I was WRONG! LOL!  

I have been so drained of energy that I have not been able to work on TOHS's next update.  :(  Which means there will be no update this week.  Even if I DID get it done, I will probably hold it for NEXT week, because I will be gone this weekend and no comic pages are going to get done.

In the long run that means that PLAGUE will not update on Monday next week either.

I will try to find some fillers to go in their place.  

I picked a BAD year to resolve to never go on Hiatus for my comics eh?

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  • Listening to: snoring dogs
  • Reading: House of Hades ~Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Livestream at 2pm PAcific(OFF)

Journal Entry: Sun May 11, 2014, 12:16 PM
EDIT: Thank you to :iconartbleed: for the signal boost and her and :iconvoid-knockout: and :iconspiketail94: and :iconikitsuneko: for joining me for my stream of another TOHS page!

I apologize profusely for the troll who found us and began impersonating bleed.  :( douche...  hopefully he/she /it was sufficiently discouraged by the forever banhammer and won't be back on another IP.

Enjoyed having you all!  Well I would link the stream, but it seems I FUBAR'd something and didn't save it to the site's archive.  :(  If it miraculously appears I will update this once again!

I FOUND IT!!  livestre.am/4QXS4

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I rather shorted my watchers on my last livestream and I want to make it up to you all.  So I will be livestreaming today at 2pm Pacific.  I will be working on a TOHS page. 

Hope you can join me on this Mother's Day!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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  • Listening to: snoring dogs
  • Reading: Spider Circus
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Impromptu Livesream! ASAP (OFF)

Journal Entry: Fri May 9, 2014, 5:20 PM
Okay had to cut it a bit short.  Thanks ot :iconartbleed: :iconvoid-knockout: and :iconspiketail94: for joining me.  Had to jump off to help the hubby!

HEre's the linkie....:  livestre.am/4QRpC
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Hi...been a week and I"ll be out of the house tomorrow, so I thought I would take a few hours and kill it with a livestream.

Going to be doing the next page of Plague (Another INVOLVED page)  Join me?

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

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  • Reading: Spider Circus
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Spring/Summer Commissions

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 8:34 AM
I will open four slots for commissions .

Terms and prices:

What I will do:
~Nudity and "sensual" images
~Anthro, people, and animals
~Action scenes
~Blood and violence okay.

What I Won't  Do:
~Hentai, Porn, Bondage
~Slasher images (OVERT gore)
~Images of Copyrighted material. (I don't want to open that Pandora's box)

So far so good? 

Prices will be as follows: (All in US dollars)
Rough Sketch  $5/400pts - low detail/character concepts etc
Seduction by Tigershark06

Finished Sketches: $10/800pts Clean lines and shaded
Into Battle by Tigershark06

Inks: $20/1600pts Clean Digital lines on single color background

Redemption Cover WIP 2 by Tigershark06

Flats: $30/2,400pts Include lines and flat colors with no shading

Redemption-Cover-WIP-3 by Tigershark06

Full Digital:  $40/3,200pts Inks, Flats, and shading on simple background.
Finalized central image Redemption by Tigershark06

Detailed backgrounds Add $15
Each additional character  Add $10

I will accept payment by Paypal and Points. 

~Half of the payment is expected before the work begins - this is a good faith gesture. 

~Commissioners have the right to input minor design changes through the draft and inking process with no additional charge (Short of a full on redesign). 

~Once I start colors, the commission is fixed, and further revamps will come at additional cost.  This is also true for a full-out redesign, which will cost $10 for each additional hour spent recreating the character/image.

~At the end of the effort I will send/link a lo-res version of the image to the commissioner for final approval.  At this point remaining payment is expected.  (Remittance of the high res large file will not happen until payment is received)

If you are interested leave a comment here and we can arrange for it.

Please be ready to provide descriptions, references and anything else you think might help expedite the process.

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  • Playing: Borderlands 2
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Logically Designed Antrhos

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 14, 2014, 8:56 AM
This may come across as a sort or rant, but that is not the intention, just observation and curiosity.

I've been working on M&A for a while now trying to prepare it for a 2015 publishing date. My main character is Tigershark - a shark anthro. There was a lot of thought put into Tigershark's design over the years, from the minor aesthetic choices to ones that are medically and physiologically possible for such a mutation to be successful.

I'm very much into design choices and physical characteristics making some sort of scientific sense. And some times I see things that make me go: "hmmm, how could that logically work?" Such is the case with the placement of gills on an anthro character.

I have seen many gilled anthros in both art and film and TV and one of the design choices I could never quite fathom was placement of gills on the chest.

For a humanoid who still has lung tissue a chest gill design makes little to no sense to me. It would mean that water would need to be drawn into the lungs in order for the water to be seined through the gill tissue to extract oxygen. With the way lungs work, filling the alveoli with water would only cause problems. (IE Pneumonia)

Fish have evolved where the gills are just aft of the head and connected directly to the mouth. This allows for a bellows effect which draws water into the mouth and out the gills, passing water over the structures that pull oxygen directly from the water.

Logically - my head tells me the same should be true for an antrho with gills as well. I believe they should have placement either aft of the jawline or on the neck above the location of the epiglottis.

This would allow for the adaptation of the epiglottis to close off the lungs while gills are in use and not flood the lungs with water.

It just seems to me that a chest gilled anthro would have major health issues (unless the lungs weren't present, in which case it really wouldn't matter a whole lot - aside that it wouldn't be an efficient gas seining system because of distance between intake and outflow.) and might not survive for any real length of time.

That's my two cents worth - thanks for reading... moving on with my day.


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  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Discipline ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Tales From the Dead Zone

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 15, 2014, 11:59 AM
I've been saying off and on that I am going to be putting out a collection of short stories based in the Only Half universe.  After reviewing the file, I've begun to kick around the idea of offering the compilation sooner rather than later.

What I'm considering is offering the book this summer (say June or July) rather than waiting until October.

What do you think?  I will be putting up a poll to that effect.

At this point it would not be at all hard to get the book rolled out by summer.  The cover is completed, the edits done and the stories compiled in one novel.

This one would cost less to get a hold of too.  I can't quote exactly until I get the file set up, but it is only about 220 pages long, which is half of my previous offerings to date.

NE Way, please look for the poll and let me know what you think!

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  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Art Cross Promotion! (oh! and a livestream)

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 1, 2014, 7:23 PM
Taken from :iconikitsuneko:

[Rules!]
1. For each of the 10 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!
2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not simply getting a free feature, but spreading art around for everyone!


1. :iconikitsuneko:
.:CdN:. Opposites Attract by iKitsuneko
CdN - Do Not Fear the Flame by iKitsuneko
.:PW:. Take Your Time by iKitsuneko

2.:iconvoid-knockout:
Rodizer Huminized by Void-Knockout
Amber and Knockout by Void-Knockout
Nightout by Void-Knockout

3.:iconrobodes:
Megashark by RoboDes
Chibi Soundwave by RoboDes
Piplup~ by RoboDes

4.:iconartbleed:
Valentine Tigershark by ArtBleed
Tigershark by ArtBleed
Happy Late Birthday Crimmbun! by ArtBleed

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LIVESTREAM 03/02/14

That's right time for another NSFW page of TOHS: Of Dhampirs and Warlocks!  :P 

I will be livestreaming the page at 1pm PACIFIC on March 2nd! 

Join me if you dare!  :P  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The cooling fan on the computer
  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Discipline ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: Jamaican Jerk Chicken
  • Drinking: Milk

Totally impromptu Livestream (OFF)

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 16, 2014, 2:53 PM
Totally a fast trip through the art too!  If you weren't able to join live here's the link to the stream!

livestre.am/4MeWb

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Join me!  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

As soon as I can get set up!  You can listen to the hubs play borderlands two in the BG!  LMAO!

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  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Cinamon Rolls
  • Drinking: Tea

What's on My Writing Horizon

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 11, 2014, 5:04 PM
I'm republishing my Goodreads blog entry...because I probably have more followers here than there! LOL!

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This entry is to let you know that I haven't stopped trying to publish or anything, I'm just taking a bit of a publishing hiatus.

On the Horizon:


Tales from the Dead Zone - Fall 2014?

If I do publish something this year (originally I had planned to take this entire year off and revise one of my first books), it will be a collection of short stories in the TOHS universe.  "Tales from the Deadzone: Vol 1" is tentatively scheduled to be published in October 2014.  I will let you know if that changes (Because I've been waffling some on how to handle it).

Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels(2nd Edition) - April 2015

That's right - I mentioned one of my first books is in the process of a major revision?  Yup this is it. I am doing a major overhaul to how the story is told and leaving the plot intact.  One of the major things is that I'm changing the entire thing to third person. If there was one major complaint about the previous version it was the swaps between first and third person point of view.  So be expecting that out in print and Kindle come April 2015!

In the Beginning - Summer 2015

What? THREE books in 2015?  Why yes that is my goal...

The Prequel to "Forgotten Ties" should be ready to go by Spring 2015 and ready for public consumption.  Now that the secret is out, I can go in full into how the brothers got where we see them in Plague and FT.

TOHS: Endgame - Fall 2015

The third book in the series and the last part of the original TOHS story.  Cabal is back on the trail of his father and has many and varied adventures in the process.  Look for that in October or so!

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  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Cinamon Rolls
  • Drinking: Tea

Surprised with a Tropes page...!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 27, 2014, 6:29 PM
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…

So if you read my comic and want to link up some tropes that would be super cool!

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