Happy late Thanksgiving, to those in Amurka (and I guess those who celebrate elsewhere). Gotta love the celebration of the first pilgrims to set foot here, beginning a long history of mass genocide and greediness. But hey, the turkey is to die for! (now I want moar turkey). Excuse my bitterness. I want to be Native American, so it hurts sometimes xD
Sorry for my weird absence. dA has been kind of making me sad, for hypocritical reasons. My art has been getting a grand average of zero comments, save for my good friends who will always be awesome and special. I mean, I don't want to sound like that brat who's upset they're not popular on dA, but you know. I also don't want to be that brat who doesn't appreciate favorites-- I do! I really do, and although I don't thank everyone individually anymore, I honestly do appreciate them. It's just that I want to get better, and comments help with that. Even if all you want to say is "this is stupid" or "you're copying X's style" it's still good! I'll probably ignore you, but it's still something to think about! So yes, I appreciate all the faves, but they don't help with where I want to go with my art. Just something to think about. One of my New Year's resolutions is going to be to comment on everything I favorite. Except I'm going to start like now. xD
I've been so in love with the Elder Scrolls lately. I can't stop drawing my character and can't wait for ESO to come out. When that happens, good-bye social life (which I don't really have anyway).
I'm really making some progress on my rising headworld, Saraniaeve. I just don't know how to get the information out there. I'll probably start up a new tumblr account. Although I'll be honest, I'm mostly anxious about it because the lack of response will make me really sad xD We'll see.
I'm gonna be 20 soon. Blech. I'm the oldest of my friends, so next year no one will be able to drink with me. Oh well.
Oh yeah, and once more I have a thing for a guy with a girlfriend who's wrong for me. Have a tag.
What is the name of your fursona?
Sairse Caiohme, or Wren.
• Where did the name of your Fursona come from?
I wanted a name that held a lot of symbolism, as well as one that came from nature. A wren is a small bird of many different colors and shapes, and they have cousins called fairywrens that are incredibly pretty. Sairse means wren in the Ruinan language, and the name comes from Irish Celtic origin (Saoirse "SER-sha" and Caoimhe "KEE-va" although the Ruinan pronounce them differently).
• What species is your fursona and why did you choose that species?
Wren is a byondi, natives of =Shinerai
's headworld KyaRa. Shin and I became really good friends and she introduced me to the byondi a couple years ago. I had commissioned her to draw a revamp of my character Wren and it gradually morphed into my very own byondi. She graciously allowed me to give Wren a home in KyaRa, meaning I could create my own tribe, language, and religion. Thus the Ruinan were born, and Shin made the most wonderful reference sheet for my character. I now owe her the soul of my firstborn.
• What color is your fursona and why? Hair/fur/eyes/etc
Wren's colors change with the seasons, although they generally retain and red, tan, and green hue. Winter is the most drastic of changes, turning her pelt pale white with blue and pink shades. Her eyes are a deep teal/jade, and her hair in medial form is always a reddish burgundy.
• What is your fursona's personality and how does this compare to your RL personality?
Wren is essentially me, born in a different world. She's got the same idiosyncrasies as I, as well as the same desires and fears. I wanted to create a fursona who I could use to express my thoughts and emotions. It's interesting to many people because even though Wren is most like me, I had someone else design her. This just kind of symbolizes how I treat life in general; all of my tattoos were drawn by other people, and they are symbols of what binds me to reality. It sounds sad, but I enjoy it. For instance, I have a tattoo of a naturey treble clef sign, because music comes naturally to me. I'm planning on getting a tattoo of the Cirque du Soleil insignia, because Cirque and circus and French has steered my life in its current direction. I'll get a wren some day. All these things conjoin my imagination and reality, just as my physical body does. I know that was a tangent, but it brings me back to why I had another person design my fursona. I think art is best used as a communal process, one that brings people together creatively. For my Shinlai story, I want other artists to illustrate the chapters. I held a contest to help design elements of my headworld, because of the collaborative efforts. Think about all the great stories and games and songs throughout our lives. Chances are, they were created by a team of specialists.
• What is one item your fursona owns that is significant to you in RL?
Wren owns a ceramic ocarina that looks like the ocean, which is a very real ocarina that my friend got me from China.
• What is one thing you think you would say to your fursona if you could meet?
I'd say she's everything I hate about myself and everything I want to be xD
• What is one thing your fursona would say to you if you could meet?
She'd ask why I keep doing these things to my body: tattoos, hair dye, nail polish...
• How has your fursona changed over the years?Well she started out as a simple winged deer. Deer and birds are my favorite animals, so it only seemed natural. She then began displaying signs of seasonal pelt change, and soon after I commissioned Shinerai for what she is today.
• How long have you had this fursona?
Oh man I dunno. Not that long. I created her on my old account, and then quickly switched over to this one. So as long as I've had this account. About two years.
• Would you like to be more like your fursona?
Well yes and no. She's me, just in a world and body I want. Everything emotional about her is me, and everything physical about her is what I want to be.