Southwest of Disorder
"My outward appearance is down 5%. Shion, I need to be cleaned."

"My outward appearance is down 5%. Shion, I need to be cleaned."

middletails:

Stuff for sale!~ I Part 1. want to get rid of all these so I have room in my house and a little extra cash. Items do not include shipping. I will need to get quotes for you. Note: Overseas buyers, I can ship out smaller items, but larger figures will cost a lot to ship….but we might be able to work something out.

Most stuff have been opened/displayed. All items are from a smoke free home, in fine condition and adult owned.

If you’re interested in something, please email me surreal (at) telus.net or send me an ask.

1, Hetalia one coin figures. Hungary, Austria, Russia. Comes with their stands. $15 each, $40 for all three.

2. Hetalia mascot figures. BRAND NEW!!!!11 What you see is what you get. I would like these sold in their sets if possible. Allies - $50, Axis $30, Nordics $85 (can haggle on this one)

3. Tales of Photo collection. These are just…bromides. High quality photo type paper stored in a cardboard frame. ASBEL, RICHARD, FLYNN ARE NOT AVAILABLE. $10 each.

4. Sword Online Leafa figure.  BRAND NEW!!!! Note, box is HUGE. I can take the figure out and just ship it out without the box. Might save a bit of shipping costs. $110

5. Tales of Symphonia Zelos figure (Collette has been sold, thanks Joh! :D) Has been displayed, but in excellent shape. I can ship with or without the original box he came in. $60

6. Gintama Hijikata Toshiro figure. Has been displayed, but in excellent shape. Comes with all his extra parts. Box he came in damaged beyond repair, so no box will be included. $50

7. Pulip Missonary man doll. Has been displayed. Comes with a staff. In great shape, might a bit dusty. $50

8. Fate Night Weaver figure. Has been displayed. I can ship with or without the box. In fine shape. $40

9. Swordart Online Asuna figure. Has been displayed. Now I know there are bootlegs of these figures floating about, and I bought mine at an official Japanese online store (J-list). If you want close up pics, I can get them upon request. $50

10. Tales of Xillia mini figures. Also comes with a calender (not pictured). Calender is the type you can use for years as it’s not year restricted. Both are new and never opened and comes in a book-like casing. $90

This is just part one, I’ll post part 2 later on. :D Thanks for looking! If you can’t buy any stuff, a signal boost is appreciated. :3

MT is selling some awesome stuff. I’ve bought stuff from her before and she is a pleasure to work with. If you’re in the market for some anime goodies, give it a look!

Always reblog Welkin and Alicia!

tragicblackbutterfly:

Please ignore the quality of the photo.  It’s a little blurry, but I just had to share.
Electronic Gaming Monthly’s article about 20 Worlds We’d Love to Visit features Suikoden at number 12! The caption reads:
"Suikoden’s world may be nameless, but that doesn’t mean it’s featureless.  If you’re into sun worshipping and gladiatorial combat, head south for the Queendom of Falena.  Fancy yourself more of a religious pilgrim?  Holy Harmonia is the place for you! And if you’re feelin’ a weekend wilderness getaway, how about the back-to-the-earth living of the Grasslands, where you encounter…actual dark-skinned people in a Japanese RPG!
There’s a reason why people call this the Game of Thrones of JRPGS.  Whiny little Joffrey ain’t got nothing on Luca Blight, who’d carve him up for dinner…along with you and several other towns, for good measure.  If you somehow did manage to survive, you’d spend 70-plus hours corralling 108 sycophants to your cause.  That’s annoying enough on Twitter.”

*slow claps*

tragicblackbutterfly:

Please ignore the quality of the photo.  It’s a little blurry, but I just had to share.

Electronic Gaming Monthly’s article about 20 Worlds We’d Love to Visit features Suikoden at number 12! The caption reads:

"Suikoden’s world may be nameless, but that doesn’t mean it’s featureless.  If you’re into sun worshipping and gladiatorial combat, head south for the Queendom of Falena.  Fancy yourself more of a religious pilgrim?  Holy Harmonia is the place for you! And if you’re feelin’ a weekend wilderness getaway, how about the back-to-the-earth living of the Grasslands, where you encounter…actual dark-skinned people in a Japanese RPG!

There’s a reason why people call this the Game of Thrones of JRPGS.  Whiny little Joffrey ain’t got nothing on Luca Blight, who’d carve him up for dinner…along with you and several other towns, for good measure.  If you somehow did manage to survive, you’d spend 70-plus hours corralling 108 sycophants to your cause.  That’s annoying enough on Twitter.”

*slow claps*

From a Prospective Client: Tips for Artists When Writing Commission Info

freelanceartists:

Reasons I would commission you:

  1. You have a style I like that I feel would work well for the image I want.
  2. Your samples are truly representative of your work.
  3. Your pricing structure is easy to follow.
  4. Your payment policies are ones I feel comfortable with.
    (i.e.: for a $100 image, I would prefer to pay half up front and half at completion if I have never worked with you before)
  5. Your prices are fair for your ability. (Full Disclosure: I have paid between $10-$250 for commissioned art)
  6. You have recently completed commissions on your site/DA/Tumblr.
  7. You reply to my inquiry in a professional and timely manner.

Reasons I would NOT commission you:

  1. Your art style does not appeal to me.
    I’m not saying it’s good or bad, but it is not something that I feel would work for the image that I would like drawn.
  2. You are begging people for commissions because of a situation in your life that has caused you financial hardship.
    This may sound cold-hearted, but if you are going to beg and air your personal drama, it makes me think you won’t have time to work on the art. Of all the commissions I’ve bought in the last ten years, the two times I was ripped off were by artists who were in dire financial straits that I bought art from as a way of showing support. I never received either piece or even a sketch, despite having paid up front.
  3. You insist that I use Paypal’s “gift” option.
    This takes away my consumer protection in the event you do not complete your end of the contract. If you don’t want to pay those fees, price your art higher.
  4. You cannot give me an idea of when the art will be complete.
    When I ask if the image will be done in two months, your answer is “I’m really busy so I don’t know.” If you cannot schedule time to work on the art, you probably shouldn’t be taking commissions.
  5. You tell potential customers not to email you because you’ll be busy.
    If I pay you $50, I expect at least an email saying “I’m working on it but life got in the way” email within three weeks. Telling customers that you will be busy and you don’t want to be bothered with commissioners asking about the contract you entered into doesn’t make you sound like someone I would want to work with.
  6. You cannot commit to a deadline when such a deadline is important.
    If contact you in May and tell you that I need the image by July 15 because it is a gift, and you do not make that deadline, I am not going to be a happy customer. If you don’t feel comfortable with deadlines, don’t take the commission. Telling a client you are “art blocked” does not excuse your inability to meet a deadline. (Yes, another bad experience)

Mod Note: As an artist, I completely agree with all these points, and in fact have suggested to artists to stay away from the things mentioned here. — Rio

Middle Ground—UPDATED! Chapter 3 is finally up!

makiokuta:

welkikitty:

Fandom: Tales of Graces F
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Hubert Oswell was a man who craved Order. Pascal brought him Chaos. Together, they learned to find Balance.

Chapter 3: Balance
Wherein Hubert plays medic, “bad stuff” is explained, and Pascal the Puzzlemaster does her best work.

Warnings: Hubert and Pascal get their own warning.

On FF.net

On AO3

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know what I’m doing on breaks at work tomorrow~!

Heee! I hope you enjoy!


Middle Ground—UPDATED! Chapter 3 is finally up!

Fandom: Tales of Graces F
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Hubert Oswell was a man who craved Order. Pascal brought him Chaos. Together, they learned to find Balance.

Chapter 3: Balance
Wherein Hubert plays medic, “bad stuff” is explained, and Pascal the Puzzlemaster does her best work.

Warnings: Hubert and Pascal get their own warning.

On FF.net

On AO3

If life were a Tales of game, I would be the bad cook.

And I’m okay with that.

howlingvoice:

Hi guys. As you seen on my earlier post I injured my wrist and have been wearing a brace.

Well shit got worse. Now my whole arm is in agony from palm to shoulder likely because I kept on trying to draw and stuff. My mother more or less ordered me to stop drawing and rest it.

But that leaves me…

Beta Edit of “Middle Ground Ch 3”

…almost done with that.
A few more edit rounds, and it will be posted.

Feeling pretty productive right now.