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*blows dust off of account*
*blows dust off drawing tablet*


Ohai there, how're things?

Just felt like updating my DeviantArt in some manner while waiting for a fresh cuppa. 

I noticed that I'm stilling getting, like, a few thousand people coming to my page on a daily basis, as well as still gaining more watchers despite having not done a MLP comic since 7th August 2013 :noes:

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Just feels like a waste, considering how many people I've seen here that deserve that kind of activity, y'know, since they'd be uploading pretty much every day.

Season 5, as far as I'm aware of, should be starting off soon enough, no? (Or have a completely fallen off the wagon?)
Community still seems to be kicking around though.

I remember being all excited for the new seasons due to all the new shit I could draw :'D

Anything new or completely crazy happening lately?
I'm pretty much out of the loop completely.

it's nearing 5 years now, holy shit.
:iconveggie55-manfaceplz:
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Perturbator
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  • Playing: Evolve Alpha
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: Coffeh
Thanks for them birthday wishes though <3

Wow, I'm over 2 weeks late...


I'll draw something at some point too D:
  • Mood: Bemused
  • Reading: Baptism of Fire - Andrzej Sapkowski
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  • Drinking: Coffeh
Just thought I'd make this journal to explain my recent inactivity.
But let's do it in flash points :D


Veggie, how are you right now?
Been better, thanks for asking ;)
I'm awaiting blood tests to see whether I have merely tonsillitis or worse, glandular fever :I
So for the past week I've been stuck indoors; fun times!


Yo, you've been indoors AND sick, why didn't you draw poni- I mean,  stuff?
Heh, well, call my college deadlines are coming right now, so for the past fortnight I've been working my ass off trying to get everything submitted on time. As you can imagine, being sick is a pretty bad set back. But my classes officially end tomorrow (5th) and I've only 2 small exams on before my VERY LONG Christmas break. (Well into the end of January <3) 

So, yeah. I've most under control right now, just 2-3 need a proper finish and I'm done. Over the weekend I plan on drawing up some stuff, all kinds of stuff, and finishing that silly comic I sketched up weeks ago :v


So, when are your pony-comics coming back?
Aha, clever you. Kudos for trying at least.
As of now, no, I still have no plans for doing any pony comics ever again, that's not to say that sketches and images aren't out of the question. 
Whilst I still haven't watched Season 4, I must admit that I've been looking back on some of the older stuff, the stuff that made the fandom awesome and I missed it, honestly :c 
I mean, they're fun to draw, maaaaaaaaaybe not comic-wise, but in general, and from my friends I've heard that S4's been pretty swell.

I've another good wait before I'm recovered, who knows? I might actually finish off Season 3 and actually watch Season 4. What then? I really can't say.


Ermagerd, you're coming back!
No, I didn't say that :v So don't start spreading stuff like that, please D;
I still wanna do my own stuff, but I also wanted to do something else....eh, you don't wanna know...


Ah, go on, tell me, I'm your pal, I won't say shit ;) 
Well, alright buddy. 
I guess I've always wanted to depict those MLP characters my own way, it's the one thing I've always regretted tbh. But it's just, I was so far in by the time I'd realised, it was too late to kinda... stop.

But yeah, some day, I really wanna just draw everyone, my way, and only my way.
Hopefully I will :)


What else is new then?
Eck, fuck all really, mate. Browsing around for a GTX 780 TI, finding the ABSOLUTE dirt-cheapest one I can, since Ireland can have some amaze-balls deals on PC-related things :p
Other than that? No, nothing really.

You?


Ah go on, just watch it tomorrow, you know what I mean.
BAH.
Alright, fine. I will. I promise 







:iconveggie55-manfaceplz: 
Haven't seen that in a while, eh?



PONY COMMISSIONS?!
Good lord, mate, hold your horses. (huehuehuehue)

Since I STILL get notes about them, I figured I'd answer.
Well, yes and no.
No, because, well, you know.
And yes, because I have time and need money.




*Insert any other questions into le comments section.

such interest


                    many cool

        pony wow



            so pinke



 

Alright, that's me done for the night.

- Veggie



  • Mood: Stuck
  • Listening to: Jesus Christ - Brand New
  • Reading: Times of Contempt - Andrzej Sapkowski
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  • Drinking: Coffee, no way I&#039;m giving that up.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Blood Spillage - Simon Viklund
  • Reading: Blood of Elves - Andrzej Sapkowski
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  • Drinking: Coffee
:wave: Greetings everyone!
Just popping by to come full circle with that infamous Leaving Cert State Exam I did for a few weeks in June, and that made me take a short break from ponies back in 2011 to study.
Well, for you non-Irish folk, I'll put this as easily as I can.

The course I want to do, Multimedia, asks for roughly 365 points, and recommends the subjects English, Art and Music.
In my Leaving, I managed to get 515 points, and I also did the 3 required subjects (:

(HL) - Higher Level (OL) - Ordinary Level
A1: 95%-100% A2: 85%-89% 
B1: 80%-84% B2: 75%-79% B3: 70%–74%
And so on...

Here were mine:

HL) Irish (Gaeilge) A2 90 Points  - Annoyed slightly that this wasn't A1, as were many people in my year, they marked it pretty damn hard.

HL) English (Béarla) B1 85 Points - Happy with this, since most of the course is learning and opinions rather than the expressing and use of the language.

HL)French (Fraincís) B1 85 Points - Bah, was almost certain I'd gotten an A in this, I blame the awful questions the examiner gave me in the oral exam :v

HL)Italian (Iodáilis) A2 90 Points - Very happy with this, seeing as I only began the course 2 years ago!

HL)Art (Ealaín) B2 80 Points - Considering I fucked up the main part of this exam, I'm happy with this result. Worst subject ever though.

HL)Music (Ceol) B1 85 Points - Disappointed, again, like the rest of my class. This was marked extremely harshly IMO.

OL)Maths (Mata) A2 50 Points - Not counting this subject anyways, but yera, can't complain about it really.

And since I did all subjects, bar English, through Irish, I get myself a nice little bonus!

Now just waiting for Monday to hear if I get my course or not, we'll see what happens!

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Today I finally got the 2nd session of my tattoo done, currently wrapped up and hidden from my father ;D
Here's a fairly small version of it, uploaded on the artist's Instagram:  i.imgur.com/bx1gH8o.jpg
Absolutely delighted with it, much better than I'd ever hoped for!

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And for anyone who cares, I've actually been doing quite a lot of drawings lately, been having great fun with the tablet!
Actually, had the first comic strip idea sketched up, part of it lined already.
Though I won't make it the official, as it really is just a test one.

Basically, I've a tonne of random shit from one night (some of which is uploaded here: forums.thebluecommunity.com/sh… )
But nothing's set in stone yet, though I'd really like to make something of it, a hobby to pass the time!

Unfortunately, I'm taking my PC in tomorrow to get her checked up, as I'm skeptical about some sounds she's making. But gonna upgrade her while I'm at it, fitting in 32Gb of RAM along with a much awaited core i7 processor.
While she's away, I'll probably end up reverting to pencil and paper, might get some more stuff done!


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand that's about it for now!
Oh, but I'm working on a little audio test that seems to have interested Simon Viklund somewhat, the guy who made the music to the likes of the Payday games ;D
- Veggie

Time to Move on...

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 7, 2013, 1:38 PM
Hey all :wave:
How you guys doing?
TL;DR?
I'm leaving the MLP stuff.

Basically, the point of this journal (I'll try not to make it too long.)  is that I'm getting ready to move on from the whole My Little Pony scene.
It's been fun, guys, but let's face it, I was only going to keep it up for so long.

As you have probably noticed, despite (attempting) to make comics for the last few months, I've pretty much fallen out of the whole MLP fandom scene.
Unlike when I first joined, back in 2011, where I'd be scouring the various websites for the latest news and re-watching the weekly episodes, I'm just not pushed to do so anymore. I never got around to finishing Season 3, or watching that movie thing, and I've pretty much ignored the whole thing.

Don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show, nor do I HATE the fandom, I still really enjoy it, and I really do hope I'll watch the last of S3. 
It's just I've certainly lost an interest in the whole fandom aspect of it, sadly lowering myself to the level of refusing to use the title of "brony".
Which means that I've also lost an interest in the whole comic-making aspect too, while I do still have fun, at times, I'd ask myself; "Why am I still doing this?"

And so, with today's upload: 
Curse you, Poseidon. by Veggie55
I'd say that's probably going to be the last (Pony) comic idea I'll make.


I'm surprised I lasted this long really, I'd originally only planned on doing MLP art for about a month!
But don't think I'm not grateful for the support you guys have given me over the last, what, 2-3 years? It's been great, even with all the hate and berating that came towards the final months!
Not to mention that this show is the only reason that I still have a DeviantArt account, plus it gave me something productive...ish to do! 

Plus, I've made a tonne of great friends from the whole experience, you know who you are, and I'll be damn sure to keep in touch with them all (:
Not only did I get involved in the art section, but of course, I partook in some aspects of the music sector too! Helping out various musicians from this very talented fandom, and man, it was a blast.
"Want it Need it" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5nDl…Is still probably my most favourite! (Thanks Taylor!)

Oh! And the interviews I got were a blast, I really wish I'd had the chance to do more!
Though the Cutie Art Crusaders one (www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVhTZE… is still a favourite of mine! (Thanks too!)
 
It's funny when I think about it.
I mean, when I first got onto Deviantart, I had managed to get 37 watchers, and I was like "Holy shit, look at all the support I have!"
And yet, at the time of writing, I'm currently on a whopping 25'201, like, wow. 
I guess I've got Equestria Daily to blame thank for that, and having the extra support did give me reason to keep going!
Even though I'm overrated beyond belief :faint:

Then there's also all you guys who added me on steam and other outlets, hope you didn't mind being dominated by my insane Pyro skills in TF2 :trollface:

I guess I really only have one regret, and that's having never even made an attempt to attend a Convention (I wouldn't really count the Skype call at BUCK)
Stubborn Irish blood runs deep in me at times, as I'd decided that I hate conventions before having even tried one...
Sorry, I guess it's too late now.


So, you're deactivating your account and deleting all the random people in your steam/skype and forgetting this all entirely?
No, I won't deactivate my account, in fact, I might actually have use for it in the future.
If I bring myself to it, I'd begun work on my own Independent web-comics and hopefully I'll continue working on them until I'm ready to share them with the world.
Maybe I'll use my Deviantart is a starting point, who knows!

As for the randomers, well, I'll see. Not yet anyways!

But there's one last pony-related thing I want to do.
It's not going to be new, but it'll most likely be the last pony-related submission I'll make.
What I have in mind is remaking the first comic I made;   
&quot;I'll Never Fly&quot; by Veggie55
Just to come around full circle, seemed fitting enough to me.

I want to apologise to those who'd only recently requested a commission or two from me, as you can tell, I probably won't be motivated to make them.


Lastly, I just want to say again how grateful I am for all you guys here on Deviantart, and even those on sites like Derpibooru and reddit and such.
Though I never deserved this, I'm grateful for what I was given (:
There are plenty of much better comic-artists in the fandom now, most of who you are probably already following! You'll be fine ;D


Who knows, I'll still probably be here, browsing various artists and making completely useless polls, or I might stop, I don't know.


Anyways, that's about it, guys.
I'll finish up that remake and then I guess I'll just vanish somewhere.
Or just hit me up in a game or something!

Thanks, again.

- Veggie :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:


  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Building Buildings - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Reading: Blood of Elves - Andrzej Sapkowski
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  • Drinking: Coffee
:wave: Greetings!
Sorry for the lack of comics lately, I'm almost finished one, just working on it on and off between commissions!

Also, had my first of two tattoo sessions yesterday, and simply couldn't be happier!
Although my arm is itching like hell and smothered in all sorts of ointments and such, the design is way better than anything I'd imagined :)
And having waited 5 years to finally get it done, it's well worth it!

Outlines are finished, getting the shading done in August!
If you want a few crappy phone-pictures, just ask :p



What else is new?
Sadly, nothing much really. Since I finished those exams, I've just been lazy :nuu:
Oh, but concerts coming up in August!
First up; Blur in Dublin on the 1st, can't wait!


But working on the remaining commissions and hopefully will have that comic uploaded later this week!
What about you guys? Anything new?

- Veggie







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Commissions?
It's been a long time since I've done these, so I think I'm just going to stick with the previous price-ranges I'd had for the last 2 years.






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Before you commission me, please read;

- I do not accept point commissions. 
- I have the right to decline your commission ideas. I'm particularly harsh about OC commissions. It sucks, but there's no easy way around it.
- I will not do an insanely huge commissions,( ie; a 20-page comic, a massive 30+ character poster etc...) They just take too long to do.
- Don't be too ridiculous. I've never drawn jets, boats, military equipment, space battles etc. As much as some people seem to think, I'm not able to draw anything and everything.
- As bad as it is, I'm more inclined to start a commission in which someone is willing to pay more than one that is not earning as much. But I will try to get all of them done.











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How do I commission you?
Simple.
Send me a note with a prefix such as [COMMISSION] along with any references and as accurate a description as you can.
I'll reply to everyone, but since I received many last time, do be patient as it can take some time to reply to them all.

I'll let you know when I'm beginning your commission(s) and I can send you previews and such if you so desire.




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Pricing: :nuu:
This is always pretty painful to do.
Seeing as I'm off to college next year, this money would prove invaluable to me, but I'll try not to strain too much from what I'd done before.


- Single Image (Pony from Show.):
€15/$20 
: [ +€5/$7 per extra character ]
: [ Extra for a background depending on complexity]


- Single Image (OC Pony):
€20/$26
: [ +€5 /$7 per extra character ]
: [ Extra for a background depending on complexity ]
: [ Extra pricing could apply to character complexity ]


- Comic Strips
Determinant. Usually begins at €30 / $40
Comics are a bitch to price as some are simple, using very few characters and/or panels whereas others can have a host of panels, characters, locations etc.
I'll discuss the pricing with you in the notes you send to me.


- Other Requests.
Determinant. These commissions are rare and few, normally it's such things as Posters, Website banners, etc...
I don't expect much of these, so like the comics, prices can be discussed.

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:faint:
There, that is hopefully an explanation enough. The pricing is almost identical to the previous years' so I'll probably be pretty adamant to remain on them.
Feel free to ask me any questions if you're not quite sure of something (:



- Veggie
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Chemical World - Blur
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  • Drinking: Coffee
Hey all :wave:

Heading away tomorrow afternoon on a trip around Ireland with some mates (:
Going to be gone for about a week, should be home by the 29th June!

Buttt Veggeh, yer burfdey!

Yeah... I won't be here ^^;
So don't be offended when I don't reply to your wishful messages!
I appreciate them all, believe me.


So yeah, I'll be opening commissions again around the 30th, I'll post up a journal about it (:

Until then, farewell! :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:
- Veggie 





































(Old journal updates below.)


June 5th: One down, nine to go
 Well, can't say that I'm not happy, the composition title for the personal essay could not have been better! (Music related <3)
And the comprehensions, though boring, were fine. (Despite the weird question about a book introduction on "un-heroic" heroes :I)
Off to a pretty good start, bring on English Paper 2 :dummy:


June 6th: English dealt with
After an arduous 3.5 hours and 16 A4 pages of writing, English is finally over and I'll never, ever, have to study that damn subject again!
Though the questions on Macbeth and the Poetry, both unseen and prescribed was fantastic, the questions on the comparative study (Comparing and contrasting themes and issues between 2-3 various types of texts eg: films, novels, plays...) was a bit of a bollocks.
But overall I'm pretty sure I did well in English, though now I cannot feel my right hand :|


June 7th: Bit of a breather
Finished up the first paper of Maths today, and despite how much I despise the subject, I must admit that it went pretty well, all things considered.
And now some breathing space between exams thanks to the weekend <3


June 10th: No more maths!
Two exams down today, the final paper of Maths and the first paper of Irish.
Unlike the first paper, the 2nd maths paper was a bit trickier IMO. But Irish. Oh my, that Irish paper.
Best. Thing. Ever. Sure, I'm cheating slightly due to being fluent, but the listening comprehension along with the essay titles, was perfect!
If paper 2 is just as good, Irish will be one of my best!


June 11th: Agus... sin sin
And with that, Irish is finished. I'm ecstatic , to put it mildly, as that was the greatest set of exams EVER.
Everything that I could have possibly hoped to come up, came up, and I remember the oral exam ( Queue kiddie jokes ) was also perfect.
Irish is definitely going to be one of my highest results! Which is kinda cheating since I already attend a Gaelscoil ;D
Anyways, ar aghaidh linn anois leis an Fhraincís amarach! 
Nearing the home stretch <3


June 12th: 3 left
That's French dealt with, and ça tombe bien! 
Was delighted with everything that came up and ended up writing quite a lot :v
Though the listening paper had a few dodgy questions, it wasn't too bad overall.
The dreaded art history tomorrow, just want to get it out of the way :I


June 13th: In the Home stretch
Updated today as I went out and celebrated with friends and alcohol last night ;D
Though the paper wasn't the best, then again, it is just a pretty poorly organised exam in general, it wasn't too bad overall. Got my preferred artist to write about, Edgar Dégas, so I was delighted with that. 
Wrote a decent amount for each question too, so hopefully it was alright!
"You've a week off, make a damn comic."
I'll try upload something this weekend! D:


June 20th: Just one more in the way of freedom...
Headed back into the exams again after a week off. Felt pretty jittery, the past week felt like I was already on holidays :c
But it was music however, one of my favourites! Despite the odd question or two, the first part of the paper (Listening and Essay) went pretty well, managed to answer everything and only had to guess once or twice :p
The composing paper was alright, the melody one anyways. Simple key, A major and a simple rhythm, common time, so that went down pretty well, chucked in the obligatory modulation and sequence yada yada.
The chord section wasn't as easy, being in a pretty bothersome key, F#minor, but it seemed to sound okay, in theory anyways. All in all, pretty happy with it!
So, while all my mates are out getting wasted tonight, I'm here, studying for Italian :|
The last thing between me and summer, and of course, college.

Andiamo avanti! 


June 21st: Done and Dusted
Finally, the whole thing is over and done with. I must say that the Italian exam era eccellente
Managed to write a tonne of stuff for it and the listening wasn't too bad either (:
Went out for a nice meal afterwards, so that's not too bad at all!

Thanks for all the support <3





Below is a timetable of my exams for the 2013 Leaving Certificate. While most of this will mean nothing to you, as unless you're Irish, you luckily don't have to do it. (Consider it the worse off version of the British A-Levels)
This is just for me (And anyone interested) as I want to have the feeling of ticking away each day both online and offline :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:


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Timetable:

-Wednesday June 5th:  English: Paper 1 (9:30 - 12:20)
-Thursday June 6th: English Paper 2 (14:00 - 17:20)
-Friday June 7th: Maths Paper 1 (14:00 - 16:30 )

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-Monday June 10th: Maths Paper 2 (9:30 - 12:20)
  Irish Paper 1 (14:00 - 16:20)
-Tuesday June 11th: Irish Paper 2 (9:30 - 12:35)
-Wednesday June 12th: French [Incl Aural] (9:30 - 12:50)
-Thursday June 13th: Art History/Appreciation (14:00 - 16:30)

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-Thursday June 20th: Music [Incl Composing] (13:30 - 16:45)
-Friday June 21st: Italian [Incl Aural] (14:00 - 17:20) </i></b>

*Sweet Freedom*

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  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Way I Tend to Be - Frank Turner
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One Exam Down...[News and Updates]

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 2:04 PM
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Hysteria - Muse
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  • Drinking: Coffee
Firstly, this message is for any gamers here </strong>
A very talented artist called GingerFoxy is after making a small poll based heavily on platformer games. 
It's part of a Uni-project that's  soon reaching a deadline.

I'd really appreciate if you could take 5 minutes of out your day to answer it :)
Here's a link to the small survey: tolu.na/XeBBIK

Thanks everyone, the limit on the survey was already reached!
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As for me...

Well, as of today, I've officially started the infamous leaving-Certificate State Examinations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaving_…
And so far, a brilliant start!
Had a 30-minute music-practical first thing, which counts for 50% of the overall Music-course.
Seemed to go really well, so that should be about 50 points earned overall so far :dummy:

Next up are the language orals; French, Italian and Irish.
Oughta be interesting...

Then the written exams start in June, including the deaded English and Irish papers :nuu:
Gonna be finished school and the exams forever on 21st June.
Can't fecking wait.




What else is new?
Err, well, nothing really. Since all I do these days is study, I rarely get to do much else exciting :/
Have a whole load of things planned for summer 2013 though! :dummy:

(Including the re-opening of commissions in July ;D)





Short journal is short, apologies.
Gotta get a good night's sleep tonight and get ready for the upcoming exams!

Anything you wanna ask me while I'm here? (:
What's new with you guys?


- Veggie





[FULL] Fortnight of SMALL commissions?

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 26, 2013, 4:11 PM
  • Mood: Questionable
  • Listening to: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room - John Mayer
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  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite &lt;3333333
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: Coffee
Okay, I may have taken on board too many commissions as it is, but I'll try get as many of them done as I can within the next week.
Apologies to anyone who missed this, but feel free to ask me in July when I'm finished with school, forever :dummy:

























Hey there :wave:

Since my Easter holidays started yesterday, I've been debating whether or not to open up commissions for the next fortnight.
As for the many who've been asking for commissions from me, you probably know I said I won't really be doing them until the earliest of July, but I've decided to be a bit more productive for this break, so we'll see what happens.

But when I say "small" commissions, I mean SMALL.
I may be on a break, but I've still a load of study to keep up with.

So no 14-page comic books, character-designing or 20+ pony rosters, please.


If you're interested in getting something done, send me a note with the following;

- [COMMISSION] on the title, so that I'll know which ones to save.
- As good a description as possible, if you've references of any sort, send them all!
- Your preferred price.


I don't work for points, sorry.
Just le PayPals.

Yes, you'll notice once again I lack any sort of pricing method as it's been absolutely ages since I've opened commissions.
But I'll do my best to be reasonable , just consider the fact that you'll be taking time out of my break and study to do your commission! :p

[And I'm afraid that  I'm a sucker for the highest bidder :paranoid: wink, wink, nudge, nudge...]

So... yeah.
Let's see what happens.

- Veggie

Winners, Tattoos and Questions.

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 10, 2013, 11:25 AM
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: The Oil Slick - Frightened Rabbit
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Since I already delayed it by a day, I'll announce the winners first (:

I discussed it with some of my friends, and we all pretty much came to the same conclusion, to split the 12 months between two people.
Since I originally said;

"So, having already given away one 12-month premium membership, I've decided that I want to give someone else one!
(Or split one between 2 if it's too hard to decide!)"



So, firstly, thanks to everyone who entered, between all the images but as well as the musical and written submissions.
Everyone made some really great stuff, which made the judging all the harder :C

But the two people I have chosen as the winners are the following:

i.) Jonsis with Guyra and Lyra [contest entry] by Jonsis
and
ii.) Wicklesmack with Guyra and Lyra by Wicklesmack

Congratulations you two :dummy:
And apologies to everyone else, I sadly don't have enough to give everyone a membership!


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For those interested in the  tattoo progression I mentioned a few months ago.
As of now, I still have no images uploaded as the sketch keeps varying at an alarming rate.
But the general jist of it has changed quite a bit.

This idea has changed so much, it's MUCH more personal now <3

At first I'd been tempted to get an oriental-styled Dragon down but only realizing a few weeks ago that that would have absolutely nothing to do with my culture or life.
So instead I've opted for the more related resign, keeping the dragon idea in mind but it'll be a sort of Oriental-Celtic fusion, surrounding a sun with the wings around both sides.
Debating a banner on the base written in Irish (As Gaeilge), as it seems a lot more logical than getting a cliché Latin phrase slapped on there.
Just need to think of the correct words to use...  


Will upload any sketches when they're ready!
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And lastly, just like when Hurricane Sandy was about, I'm feeling a bit talkative once more.

So, does anyone have any questions they'd been wanting to ask me? (:

Before you begin with the likes of "Where does 'Veggie' come from?" , I've answered that damned nickname question way too much for one lifetime! :nuu:
But if you're bored, go nuts!



- Veggie

Apologies, Contestants.

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 9, 2013, 4:09 PM
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  • Listening to: Nitrous Gas - Frightened Rabbit
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I ended up going out with my friends tonight, and in my haste forgot to post the Premium results.
I'll upload them and hand out the prizes first thing tomorrow morning (My time.)

I would give the memberships away now but I'm unable to from the mobile, and I think it houldnt be judged after having a few drinks :p

So again, sorry, I'll announce the winners soon!

Re: 2013 Contest

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 22, 2013, 4:08 PM
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Sorry, I only had time to post this journal now ^^; Exams kinda messing up the timetable!

Anyways, here are all the entries for the 2013 premium contest!
Guy-ra Meets Keith by AnthroLoverJay Harp Strings by DryRouteToDevon Guyra And Lyra  by AURORE1842 :thumb354101161: Guy-Ra's Sly Smile by shydaisy Guy-ra! by The-Unknown-Artist26 :thumb353212099: Time will tell by BlueThunder66 VEGGIE55 COMPETITION ENTRY - GUY RA by lalala508 Guyra And Lyra Contest Entry by WildBleu Guyra and Lyra [contest entry] by Jonsis :thumb352247239: Guy-ra not impressing Lyra contest by JohnnyXLunaandRD Lyra and Guyra [contest] by 9thAnodrac :thumb350612836: A Thoughtful Night by xRasch WE HAVE HANDS! by CosmicPonye Really? (Contest for Veggie55) by burrchan Double Trouble by Thunderhawk03  Guyra and Lyra by Wicklesmack Contest-Guyra OriginsLyra Heartstrings. a Pony like none other.
there was a lot of common about her: she was an aquamarine Unicorn, she had four hooves, two yellow eyes, and she lived with her friend Bonbon in Ponyville.
ok, that last part may not be normal, given the things that happen in that town.
and now, Lyra was involved in one.
"come on, Twilight! you should know how to change me into a Dragon or a Griffin, or something with thumbs!"
"No Lyra, i can´t do it, and, even if i could, it would be dangerous!" Twilight Sparkle said. if there was something that would annoy her, it was Lyra asking for Hands or Claws.
"oh, pleeeeeaaaase!"
"no is no! you would be trapped in some kind of weird body! and i won´t allow that!"
finally, after a lot of insistence, Lyra had to give up. after all, even Pinkie Pie would think she was crazy for asking for fingers, and she was... well, Pinkie.
"ok. i won´t ask for it anymore." she said, and started to walk outside the Library, when she had an idea. "act
:thumb347703089:  Contest entry Gyra and Daring Do. by hawkfurze Winter Music by Cameos-Equine Competition Entry: Guy-Ra by GreatLeonopteryx Guy-ra Contest Entry by randomsnailfactor Contest Entry by Wolfina13 www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fu6Bu…

Thanks to everyone who entered! :dummy:
Now's the hard part of deciding a winner...

Since I've another week to go before the pres are over, my friends and I won't even begin judging until at least the 1st of March.
So, let's say that the winner(s) of the premium membership(s) shall be announced for...

Saturday, 9th March.

Thanks again for entering, some pretty awesome pieces here! :la:

- Veggie

Contest Extended and some other stuff.

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 10, 2013, 6:28 AM
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View the submitted entries here: veggie55.deviantart.com/favour…
Due to the results of the latest poll, I've decided to add an extra bit of time to the Contest Deadline.

I'll push it to : Saturday 16th February
Thanks to all who've entered!

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As for myself?

Well, this week I've no school, due to Mid Term, but sadly, the minute I return, I've 2 weeks of Pre-Exams... so Mid Term is really just a long study week :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:
Easter's going to be the same, except it's 2 weeks, and then my legitimate exams begin :C

Fun!


But yesterday, FINALLY booked one of my holidays for after the Leaving Cert.
Head to Crete, in Greece, in July for a week with some mates of mine, oughta be good ;D
Never been to Greece, so, it'll be something new!

And I'd love to squeeze another visit to Italy some time this year, maybe when I'm in my first year of college :dummy:


What else is there... uhm...
Oh yeah, that tattoo, still working on it... not much, since, you know, school and bollocks :/
But once I've something decent, I'll upload it (:



I think that's about it :shrug:

Oh wait, comics and such...

Uhm.. well, as of now, I've one almost-finished comic with Discord, though it's pretty stupid...ehe...
It's just a bit hectic around here :shrug:




What about you guys, anything new?

- Veggie

On second thought...

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:17 PM
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...it's probably best to keep my DeviantArt and my Social life separate.

I know I said add me, but think I should probably only accept people I actually know, rather than people who I've never even talked to ^^;

But by all means, if you do actually know me, feel free to add me again.
I "un friended" a lot of people last night, sorry, I just don't want a page with only comments like "Your comics are awesome!", that's what dA is for ;D

So, sorry guys, my bad.
Guess I didn't realise how many people actually read these entries.

Help a friend of mine? News and Updates.

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 22, 2013, 1:56 PM
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Greetings all! :wave:

Firstly, if you don't mind, I'm wondering if there's any generous people here willing to help out a friend of mine.
Basically, he's recently been down in the dumps, it's a long story.
However, I've known for several months now, he's been wanting a certain game on steam, FarCry 3, and I thought it'd cheer him up if I got it for him.

I've offered to get it for him as a gift, though he's certain he doesn't want me to get it for him, he says I've already helped him enough in the past with other things and says he'd just feel terrible. :shrug:

I guess what I'm asking is, would anyone here be willing to gift him the game on steam? He'd probably cop on that it was my idea if a randomer gives him a game he's been looking for, but he's adamant on me keeping my cash :/

Here's a link to his steam, if you guys wanna help me out with this minor issue:  steamcommunity.com/profiles/76…
It's no big deal, of course, but I just thought I'd ask you guys anyways :)

I'd be grateful for any assistance.


Thanks to Krisadilli!
You're the best, seriously, my friend's gonna be delighted!

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Also, 22'000 friggin' watchers! :wow:
You guys are fucking awesome. Just saying.



And as for myself?

Well, my fortnight of Mock-Exams [ That costed €20 just to sign up for :V ] is coming up in 4 weeks time, wish me luck ^^;
So, that's my mid-term ruined, since now it'll be full of frantic study :C

Same goes for the upcoming Easter, my legitimate Leaving Cert exams will begin the week I return, so, no fun in Easter for me! :nuu:



But you guys don't want to here about school-stuff, right? That's boring!

So, let's see what else I've got...






i.) Well, I'm currently working on a very important   piece of art.
But here's the catch... it's not ponies.

It's actually something important to me; a tattoo I'm getting done after all the exams are finished in June! :dummy:
It'll be my birthday present to myself!

It's only in planning stages right now, but it's basically going to be (maybe) an oriental dragon that'll sit upon my left shoulder-upper arm area, just near my heart.
A symbol of protection, for whatever life throws my way once I'm finished my schooling :)

If anyone has any advice or references that could help me, by all means, share it!
I'd love to see what types people have!





ii.) Apart from the tattoo, as far as Summer goes, I've a short holiday planned with a group of my friends again, this time though it's only for about 7-9 days.
At the moment, we've our minds set on France; Beginning up north in Roscoff and moving our way down the west-hand side of the country, by Biarritz and La Rochelle and whatnot.
It'll give me a chance to exercise my French too! ;)






And that's about it, since this year's pretty much about my final year in school and planning college courses, I don't want to bore you with my exam experiences :noes:







So, what about you guys, what's new? :)


- Veggie


PS: I'm finishing up that Twilight/Shining comic, I'm aiming to upload it for Friday, I'll hopefully have tim eto finish it by then!

A New Year, a New Contest. [Win a Premium!]

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 2, 2013, 4:00 PM
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Rocks - Imagine Dragons
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  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: After Eights, All of them :V
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Firstly, here's hoping your 2013 has been good so far! :dummy:
[And hopefully you've all recovered from your hangovers!]


So, having already given away one 12-month premium membership, I've decided that I want to give someone else one!
(Or split one between 2 if it's too hard to decide!)





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So, what is it going to be about this time?
Simple; Guy-Ra :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:




What must you do?

Compose an artistic-piece that features or has something to with the infamous Guy-Ra.




Artistic-piece?

Yes, this includes any form of the word.
Drawings, Writing, Audio-Composing, Photography, you name it.




Deadline?

Right now, I'm thinking 8th February   but that may increase with time.




Who's going to judge this?

This time, it'll be both myself and also a few selected friends (:




Any rules I should be aware of?

You know me, I'm not offended by things others can sometimes easily be offended by. So, be as SFW or as NSFW as you wish, I believe a premium should be made available for all types of artists.
(If what you're drawing cannot be uploaded to Deviantart, due to maturity issues, drop me a link to it!)



Can I include OCs?

If you wish.



How do I enter?

Just upload the deviation as you would any other (For videos, use Youtube, Vimeo or whatever) and send me a note here, on Deviantart.
Titling it "Contest" or "Competition" or whatever would be helpful!
(If it's too NSFW for Deviantart, link me directly to the piece via Notes here.)



I won, but I don't want/need a premium, can I give it to someone else?

Sure! Just let me know who first ;)



How many pieces can we do?

Feel free to make as many as you wish, but I'll only accept one for as an entry.



What if I'd like to split the premium in two for two people? would that be possible?

Absolutely.






Any other questions? Note me the details, or drop a comment via steam if you want to know something. (And I'll add it to the journal!)

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So guys, if you want to give it a shot, please do, I love receiving the various entries that people make <3
That's all, and have fun!



- Veggie

It's Christmas, Guy-Ra Beards and Contest Winner!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:38 AM
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
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It's that time of year again! :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:

Hope you're all enjoying your Christmas /Whatever-other-holiday at the moment! [ And hope you get ALL the presents :paranoid: ]
And be sure to fill yourselves with all the meats, all the veggies, all the desserts and all the drinks!
And here's to a prosperous new year!


To celebrate, here's a completely unrelated mini-comic of Guy-ra sporting a beard: It's Something by Veggie55
:iconitssomethingplz:






And now, a drum-roll please...
A few friends of mine, such as MrTapani and Acesential etc., have been choosing the winner of the premium membership contest.
And they finally came to a result last night.

The winner of that forever-ago contest is...

:iconsecret-pony:secret-pony!
Congratulations!
I hope you'll enjoy your 12 months worth of premium-ness... and stuff!

I'm sorry that I couldn't let everyone win, but I got some seriously awesome entries, you can find them all here: veggie55.deviantart.com/favour…

Thanks to everyone who participated!






That's about it, there's not much left to tell!
I wanna thank all the lovely peoples who gifted me games on steam in the last few days also, it's much appreciated!


So, here's to an adventurous new year. eh? :la:
Have a good one!


- Veggie

(Burst of activity maybe?) News and Contest

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2012, 2:56 PM
  • Mood: Cheerful
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:wave:
Hey everyone!

Just want to give you all a few updates and whatnot before I go off to bed.

First off...
I might become a bit more active between now and.... February/March-ish

Since it's nearly Christmas (Yay!) I'll do my best to become more active drawing-wise on here!
I've that Christmas-ish comic finished as of 5 minutes ago and I'll upload it at some stage (:

I've also reworked my times when I get home so that I now always get about 30 minutes each weekday night to work on some of my art and such.
This might be useful up until around the months of March and such, so perhaps there might be a brief pause within this not-really-a-hiatus-more-just-slow-working-time .

I've gotten over my resentment to doing these comics and right now I feel like doing a bunch over the holidays :la:





Secondly...
Since I'll have my holidays from Doomsday, I mean, December 21st I'm thinking (THINKING) of maybe opening up commissions again for that fortnight.
They'd only be small ones, of course, but I might do 2 or 3 of them during the holidays.
If anyone's interested, feel free to note me :)






Regarding the contest for the premium membership...
Thanks to everyone that entered! My selected friends are already deciding over your entries :dummy:
I'm going to announce the winner on my 18th and a half birthday.... more popuarly known as Christmas Eve , consider it a Christmas gift!

If anyone is still working on an entry or STILL wants to enter, by all means, you can try, just know that the other entries will be judged before yours.
That doesn't mean you can't still win ;)





Other bollocks...
There's not really much news other than those announcements.
School work's slowly getting more tedious, usually 4 hours of study to be done every night :|

But enjoying all the parties and such at the weekends, of course :p

Also continuing working on music/machinima related materials.
I've been talking with BlackGryph0n and we might be working on a musical collaboration in the future.








That's about it guys.
How you all been? Any news?




- Veggie :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:

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Hey all :wave:
You're probably wondering what I meant by "Tourist Problems" , well, it's a bit of an exaggeration, but I could use some advice from any veterans I can find (:


Basically, next year, Mid-August, I plan on going Inter-railing around central Europe, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some useful things to do in any of the places I'll be visiting.

Any help is appreciated!



i.) Amsterdam
(I've already found a decent amount of things to do here [intentional innuendo] but maybe there are others who can reccomend some AWESOME things I haven't found!


ii.) Berlin
(I've already been to Berlin, so I know quite a bit about the city already, though there are many who probably know more than I ;) )


iii.) Prague
(I couldn't find much here for during the day-time [Nightlife is a different story however :p] Any advice for either?


iv.) Munich
(I found a few things to do here, it's more like our "intermission city" than anything. But any recommendations? )


v.) Venice
(Not sure how long we'll stay here, I've found some things to do, could do with seeing more though. [Especially nightlife!])


vi.) Florence
(Help, barely found anything to do during the day here :/ Found some nightlife material, could do with some more!)


vii.) Nice
(Another "intermission city" really, but I'd love to explore so much of the place! Any ideas?"






Thanks for any advice!
<3

Veggie

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I'm sitting here in my hotel room in DC, just having come in from the storm, and ain't got much to do.

So, since I've loads of time, anybody wanna ask me any questions or such? Interview questions or anything?

So bored :<



Home again :dummy: