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BETTER NEWS YEAH.

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 7:05 AM
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: A random Coldplay song in my "quiet playlist".
  • Eating: Homemade Chex Mix -- The Breakfast of Champions.
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
So, X's journal is gone now and has been for a few days. I have a couple last comments about the whole thing, but first I need to cover something that is much more important:

Name of Image

THE BEAN IS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL TODAY.
OH MY GOD. I AM GETTING OLD.

I just. WTF. She can't be old enough for this yet. But she is. She's going to be 18 in February. 

That's right. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you'll know that "The Bean" is what I used to call my niece, Bree. I am so proud of her, y'all, I can't even. She's had a hard time of it and God knows the other side of the family has done absolutely NOTHING to help her over the years, but it doesn't matter. She did it anyway, and she did it without them. 

Her "home campus" high school sucks, not only for the student body but for the teachers as well. In some cases there was no discernible maturity difference between the students and the teachers. This made high school even more miserable for her than the usual amount of "miserable" that comes with being in high school. 

Because of that, she transferred to a charter... type... school... place... called "Venture School". It's a place where students can work at their own pace and not have to deal with the normal atmosphere of high school. They have guidance counselors, social worker-type counselors for any of the students who need them, and it's just a really great place. Bree skyrocketed through the ceiling once she started there this year, and that is why she is graduating early! She's busted her ass all semester, and she took her last exam yesterday. She does her "hall walk" today.

When individual students finish their work at Venture, they "graduate" in their home campus's cap and gown, receive a plaque diploma, and walk up and down the main hallway of the school with the rest of the students there to cheer them on. That is what we're going to this morning, and I know I'm gonna cry. She'll still walk with her "home campus" in June and receive a diploma from them and be able to go to their prom if she wants to. She plans to take the spring semester "off", get a job, save up as much as she can, apply for all the grants and scholarships she can get, and start college in the fall to major in photography. But in the meantime? 

She's DONE. 

FINISHED. 

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KrisCynical
Kristin Bergh
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
BFA in Illustration
Ringling School of Art and Design

Freelance Illustrator, Designer, and Colorist

Hello there. I'm Kris. I've been drawing since I was three years old and grew up with every bit of art supplies I could ever want thanks to my incredibly supportive parents (who didn't say "Oh, God, where did we go wrong?!" when I told them I wanted to go to art school for college). I earned my BFA in Illustration from Ringling where I met some amazing artists in my classmates and learned some amazing things. I now work as a freelance illustrator, designer, and colorist for individual clients as well as Brown Cow Productions, Smoking Mouse Design Studio, and ARC Interactive. I specialize in children's illustration but can do just about anything a client could ask of me including graphic design. I enjoy illustrating stories and conveying emotion in my work through facial expression, body language, and movement. I also love playing with light and shadow.

When I was growing up I didn't really have any other artists around me to learn from despite how hard my parents searched for an art tutor for me. Because of that, I'm always happy to help younger artists through answering questions about art school or giving constructive critique when asked. While I don't sugar coat my crits, I'm not mean, either -- I do my best to offer solutions and suggestions for art books and artist resources in order to encourage improvement. If you would like for me to critique something for you, don't hesitate to note me!

On the fandom side, I draw fanart in my free time for my own enjoyment and dA is where I showcase it all. I am also crazy about Inuyasha. It was my first true anime love and over 10 years after first discovering it, it's still by far my favorite series. Kagome and Inuyasha are my OTP which is why 99% of my Inu fanart is of the two of them. I'm best known in the fandom for drawing them in my own style rather than the anime canon style, or at least that's what I've been told.

Oh, and contrary to what most people on dA assume, I am not a boy!
I have the boobs to prove it.


"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
-- Robert Hughes


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:iconcerutwi:
Your art is so gorgeous! I could stare at it all day!
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CelestialDarkMatter Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I have a question. How hard is it to be a freelance illustrator? I want to do a diploma of illustration after my degree, and I was just wondering. :D
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thanks for the fav
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:iconsilverbeastlaguz:
You look nice and beautiful!
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KrisCynical Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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:iconsilverbeastlaguz:
You're welcome.
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:iconthe-psychid:
:icongoobyplz:: hi
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KrisCynical Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That warped Goofy icon is a little terrifying. :omg:
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:iconthe-psychid:
Actually, this is who we'd like to call "Gooby", a character from the Dolan franchise. :icondolanplz:
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GGundamSamurai Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
If it ever comes to Toonami I may give The Final Act a shot. I know you don't like anime in English, me I'm not picky though.
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KrisCynical Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know anything about US airtime, but I heard it was going to be available streaming on some kind of anime thing on Play Station Network.

If nothing else you should give at least give the last 5-8 episodes a shot. I believe that should cover the entirety of "the final showdown". :)
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GGundamSamurai Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I probably will one of these days.
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AmatoryOstrich Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Slut
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GGundamSamurai Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Still with the ad-homs I see.
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:iconcowboyrodent:
I'll have you know I'm in a monogamous relationship.
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GGundamSamurai Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
InuYasha is one of your favorite animes?
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KrisCynical Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's my "forever series", yes. Number one favorite and has been for over ten years now. :)
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GGundamSamurai Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I used to like it when I first saw it in middle school. Not so much now, because well it's too repetitive for my taste.
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KrisCynical Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It got kind of repetitive about 3/4 of the way through the manga but I think that was because Takahashi didn't know where she was going with the plot, so she kind of wandered in circles. It got really good again in the last couple volumes, though.

If you haven't seen all of it, the original anime ended at episode 167 because it caught up with where the manga was at the time so it was starting to slip into "filler hell" that was REALLY AWFUL. A lot of people thought the whole thing ended there, but it was only the anime that ended.

After the manga finished in 2008, the whole (Japanese) cast and crew from Sunrise got back together and produced one 26 episode season, Inuyasha: The Final Act, to finish the anime. It was released subtitled online the day after the Japan airings from late 2009 to 2010 and covers the last ~250 chapters of the manga, so the writers at Sunrise REALLY condensed the material down into a much tighter, better organized story that cut out a TON of the repetitive stuff.

The material they DID include followed the manga pretty closely, too, unlike a lot of the stuff they screwed around with in the first anime as far as the whole Inuyasha/Kagome/Kikyou triangle went (he wasn't nearly as "torn" between the two in the manga and Sunrise changed and/or completely cut out a lot of the development between Inuyasha and Kagome in order to drastically play up the Inuyasha/Kikyou thing).

So if you used to like the original anime, you really should watch The Final Act just to finish out the story. It got REALLY good toward the end and had a TON of character development. I believe The Final Act is still streaming on Shonen Sunday's website, but the whole thing has been out on DVD/Blu-ray in English (blegh!) for over two years now so it should be fairly easy to find. It's worth a watch!
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AmatoryOstrich Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eww.
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GGundamSamurai Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Care to tell me what's eww here?
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AmatoryOstrich Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You
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GGundamSamurai Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well then if it ain't my good friend ad-hominem.
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KrisCynical Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Again, try harder. Surely you can do better than middle school wit. :)
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