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Journal Entry: Sat Aug 9, 2014, 5:56 AM
Yeeh, it is late but I got so touched all the mentions and started feeling nostalgic so I wanted to do this. Again, thank you ALL who mentioned me in their stories! I am so honored I've been part in so many peoples lives.

But let's get this started!

It all started 7 years ago

I vaguely remember surfing this website when I was young. I was a bit internet shy so I never ever thought about submitting my own art! (and how happy I am about that because oh boy if you guys had to see my 13-14 stuff! HOHOH) No, I settled for browsing through other people's art and just showing my art and comics to my little cousin.

Eventually I started to feel that I might wanted to get more active in the internets. My first real internet account was my youtube account. At the time, I was a huge The Nightmare before christmas fan. I spent a lot of time looking for videos of it. And I can't exactly remember how I we met, but I met Sony-Shock through youtube. Ah! It was so amazing to find someone else who was huge TNBC fan, especially LockxShock shipper like I was back then. I found out that she had a dA account too and then I decided, I would join this site.

I joined February 13th 2007. I was 17. I used name BehindtG.

Hobbits by TamarinFrog Eevee family by TamarinFrog Trio in the box by TamarinFrog

Those were the first three pictures I submitted into this site.

Like I said, I was HUGE TNBC nerd at the time. It was my main subject on this site.

Fairy Tales from Halloweentown by TamarinFrog If Barrel had a car... by TamarinFrog Poker Night by TamarinFrog

And THE COMIC!

TNBC Riding Hood - Page 1-2 by TamarinFrog

What was i smoking and how I can get more of it?

Ah, it was a good time. Pokemon was also on the sidelines but it was 2007.... Diamond and Pearl were coming out...

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl by TamarinFrogFuture Pearl Team by TamarinFrogFuture Pearl Team 2 by TamarinFrogLet's Beat the Elite Four by TamarinFrog Fourth Gen Fighters by TamarinFrog

I was already planning my teams. Developing personalities and stories of these characters....
And then... On May 28th 2007. It all started.

Random Doom 1 by TamarinFrog Random Doom 2 by TamarinFrog Random Doom 3 by TamarinFrog

Random Doom comic strip started.

Brawl was also being developed at the time and when Ice Climbers, my favourite characters, were announced to come back. A HUGE IC bug bit me and they were on of my main subjects of my gallery alongside RD.

Best Ones Are at the Top-color by TamarinFrog Hurry Up Popo by TamarinFrog Vacation part 1? by TamarinFrog

SSBM Adventure - Page 1-2 by TamarinFrog

I also started the SSBM Adventure mode comic. I don't think anyone else is more disappointed than myself that I never completed it....

But what came after it...

Riolu is Born - Page 1-2 by TamarinFrog

On February 23 2009, first chapter of Random Doom comic series started. "Riolu is born". I am still dumbfounded how many people tell me that they found me thanks to image searching riolu and stumbling across this comic.

After that, my gallery has been pretty much dominated by pokemon. Some Nintendo art here and there. Next two years I did pretty much exclusively Random Doom related art. Then I discovered something new.

PKMN Crossing - Jenna by TamarinFrogPKMN Crossing-Danny and Jenna by TamarinFrogPKMNC - Awkward Boat Ride by TamarinFrogPKMNC - Halloween by TamarinFrogPKMNC - Waiting for Snow by TamarinFrogPKMNC- Royal Treats by TamarinFrogPKMN Crossing - Population: Evolving by TamarinFrog

PKMN-Crossing was life changing. It was amazing. I had no idea that groups like it existed! I met so many new and amazing people. it was so much fun to follow Jenna's life. See what she did. Friends she met... And seeing her falling in love...  It was the best!

And it lead to many other groups. Some more longer living and some not.

Not too long ago I changed my username to TamaringFrog and created my internet persona, a frog monkey named Tammy.

TamarinFrog by TamarinFrogTammy Says Hello by Paper-Star-Zombie Lazy Day In Jungle by Paper-Star-Zombie

She mostly appears in my personal art account now: Paper-Star-Zombie

And we are about to get to present. I've been 7 years on this site and so much has happened. It has been a ride. Now I want to bring up some important people I have met through the ride.

Sony-Shock Like I said, it was thanks to you finally decided to create an account here and you were my first DA friend. We haven't talked in years and we both have moved onto different interests but I cherish the memories and the time when we both were TNBC nerds.

Adam1704 Big thanks for being one of my biggest fans, friends and founding RD-fan club. You are no longer running it and no longer that active here, but you still keep in touch with me and asking how I do. I really appreciate it.

RavarokJudge You. You were also one of my first friends here. Your quirky crossover comic between our characters was a highlight of my every day. And having you as my pen pal when you were away was amazing. Thanks for the great memories.

pynni You too, thank you so much for being fan of my works and writing some of my favourite fanfictions. It is thanks to you Rupert and Vanlilla are together. Speaking of...

Kikulina BABY DEAR! It has been a pleasure to meet you. And I am so happy we have become so great friends and so have our characters. :heart:

LE-the-Creator Man! I can't remember HOW we met but man it has been a ride ever since. Your works make me smile and the "MINE" sableye comic still makes me laugh. Thanks for chatting with me from time to time abut geeky stuff.

Lazy-a-Ile You. Maybe the person who changed my life the most. Despite what has happened, I am happy you decided to note me and ask me those silly questions which lead us to meet in real life. Thanks for everything. :heart:

Heatheru You are one the good friends I found through PKMNC and I am ever so happy about that. Your art is so cute and it always makes me smile.

HokeyPokey08196 DEARIE!! We've been pretty much RPing none stop since you joined PKMC and seeing our babies fall in love has been one of the sweetest moments in my life. Thank you for being such a swell friend and RP partner!

Azulona You little cutey! :hug: Thanks for all the great memories in Armonia. Our rodents are the cutest!

dizzyrin Hey mate! My aussie buddy! Keep it kool! Love ya!

KayVeeDee We have started to become a lot closer recently and it makes me so happy. You are  wonderful person and I luv ya! :heart:

Other important mentions!

KeIdeo Flansy cherifish SilkenCat ElfSama Lhumina Princess-Hanners PixieParrot Dr-Reggie XEarlGreyX MuseGamer ... And so many more! It always make me smile when I see messages from you.

Last, I want to give big thanks to all my fans who have stuck with me this long despite my lack of updates in the RD series. Thanks to everyone who comment my works regularly. Special thanks to admins of :iconrandom-doom-fanclub:. Thank you all for the support. When I started, I still remember thinking how amazing it would be if I ever hit 1million pageviews and now... 7 years later, over 6million people have visited my page... I never thought it would happen. You guys are amazing. Thank you for the memories. Thank you deviantart for making this all possible.

  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy (later today)
  • Eating: micro pizza
  • Drinking: cola

Do It Again Meme - Suggestions?

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:43 PM
Hello little deerlings!

I have been feeling little meh about  my art lately and I think the "do it again" meme would be a great way to see how I have improved! But I can't choose which pic to do again!

SO!

I would love to hear your suggestions! Feel free to pick something from my oldest works that you would like to see me redo. :D

 tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/gal…
tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/gal…

Preferably pokemon or Nintendo related. But feel free to dig up my other galleries too and suggest something different. (TNBC art anyone?) Maybe I will do it. ;)

I will see what gets suggested and pick something that is a good mix of popular and inspiring. Thank you! :D

Oh, be sure to include a link to the picture you want me to do again.  I have so much stuff that just describing it won't do good. ;D

Edit: Thank you all for the suggestions so far! Keep em coming! I will pick something on Friday. ;)

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Super Mario CEREMONY
  • Eating: Sandwich
  • Drinking: water

Back from Holiday + Meet The Artist Meme

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 26, 2014, 10:17 AM
Hello liitle deerlings! Tammy is back from the vacation! Yup, my work starts again on Monday which is lame but I am happy to be home. I'll spend a relaxing evening tonight and tomorrow... OH GOD! I want to draw! I haven't draw anything serious in two weeks!

Meanwhile, enjoy this meme that has been spreading on my inbox like a butter in sun.

The Essentials

Name: Jenna
Nickname: Tammy, Tama, TF. Those all are fine. ;)
Location: FINLAND!
Height: 175cm / 5´9
Zodiac Sign: Cancer *pinch pinch*
Any Pets: A turtle, a lizard and a cat.
Favorite Thing About Yourself: The fact that this thing I do, can make so many people happy and inspire them.
Worst Habit: Not speaking my mind when I feel so. (I hate conflicts)
Fun Fact: I am hungry so I'll just write this so I can go to eat.

Identity, Sexuality & Personality

Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Preference: Asexuel, so no thanks
Romantic Preference:  Well hello ladies and gents.... :iconsuggestivejohnplz:
"Kinsey Scale" Score: What de fudge is this? *googles*  Oh... Eeh... Right now... 3 or 4? *shrug*
Relationship Status:  Still looking for a partner in crime.
Myers/Briggs Type: ISFJ
Hogwarts House: Puuskupuh, I mean, Hufflepuff (I know this without taking any tests)

Routine

"Early Bird" or "Night Owl": More night owl.
Bath or Shower: SAUNA! and ice cold shower after
First Thought in the Morning: "Ummngbbllrgh, Is today a work day?"
Last Thought Before Falling Asleep at Night: ............zzz....

School/Work

Do You Work or Are You a Student: I have graduated and I have a job.
What Do You Do Good: Draw? And play video games. :icon0u0plz:
Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years: Having my 30 year crisis.

Habits (Do You…?)

Drink: Nah...
Smoke: NOPE!
Do Drugs: Nuh uh.
Exercise: I try to use my exercise bike every so often. And do stretches+yoga.
Have a Go-To Comfort Food: Sandwiches
Have a Nervous Habit: I scratch the back of my neck/head when I am talking and I am unsure/nervous

What is Your Favorite…?

Physical Quality (in yourself): Right now, my new orange/red hair
In Others: Hair... and face.
Mental/Emotional Quality (in Yourself): Um... I've been told my modesty and niceness. Yeah.
Food: Mozzarella!!!
Drink: Cola
Animal: FROGS!:icondancingfrogplz:
Artist/Band/Group: David Wise, Koji Kondo, Michiru Yamane (and more video game composers)
Author/Poet: Eeh... I haven't read anything really after Rowling...
TV Show: Avatar: The last Airbender
Actor/Actress: Jim Carrey was/is my idol
Blogger: People I keep reblogging stuff in my tumblr.

  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Super Mario CEREMONY
  • Watching: Various LPs
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Potato Fish salad
  • Drinking: Cola

BIRTHDAY FEELS

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 14, 2014, 12:39 AM
DAMMIT YOU ALL! WHY ARE YOU ALL SO AWESOME?!!? I SPENT LAST HOUR THANKING YOU ALL FOR YOUR GREAT WISHES AND ALL! AND AGWHW! THANK YOU ALL!

Thank you all who took your time to wish me happy birthday. Thank you all who send me Bday points. THANK YOU all who drew me something!

You all are wonderful and I am mentally sobbing of happiness right now. Thank you all.

BIRTHDAY ART SHOWDOWN!

Tamarinfrog birthday by KivaND6 Happy birthday Elisa by smileprettycure

Mega Sableye by Lazy-a-Ile Pokemon - Bring It On! (Fanart) by Shrewdberry Happy birthday~!! by Tipplet
HBD Tamarinfrog by PineapplepansearsPKMN-RD--Happy Birthday, Tammy! by Kineil-WicksHappy Birthday Tammy! by sonicthebone PKMNation: Payment to TamarinFrog by Viva-la-VeritasHappy Birthday Tammy by LuckyZoruaLight Up the Sky by LogicalLoonyBanana fly brings gift to Tammy! by confusedkangarooHappy birthday TaraminFrog! by Rubythecat953DAHappy Birthday Behindtg by CaitlinTheLucario Happy Birthday Jenna! by RavarokJudgeHappy Birthday Tammy by wolfz206Happy Birthday Jenna! by UndeadKat333 Birthday gift by coolcat12347Happy Birthday Artist by Rainbowkenjacat20140712 030626 by flippygirl554 Nerd Selfies by KayVeeDee Unexpected surprise by dragmundis Happy birthday Jenna by Kikulina
Armonia: Lightning Bolt Fireworks by Azailiathefox
((if you drew me a Bday pic and I forgot it, let me know and I'll add it here))

  • Mood: Love
  • Watching: Various LPs
  • Playing: Pokemon Y (GOT THAT SHINY SNORUNT)
  • Eating: Sweets
  • Drinking: Cola

IT IS FINALLY DONE

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:36 PM
I should mention this here too but those who follow my tumblr already know.

The whole Dear Departed comic has been fully sketched! :icondancingfrogplz:

There will still be 17 pages to go, making the final comic page count 51. That is still a lot but I think I'll have much more easier time working with the comic now that I have the whole comic sketched down.

There is still three group related stuff I'd like to get out of my way asap so the next pages are not my first priority now but I REALLY hope to start working on the next pages this weekend. Who knows... I might even stream it for you guys. ;)

  • Mood: Excited
  • Watching: Superjeeniou's Ace Aterney LP
  • Playing: Pokemon Y (breeding shiny snorunt)
  • Eating: Sandwich
  • Drinking: water

LIVESTREAMING [OFFLINE]

Journal Entry: Sun May 25, 2014, 12:55 AM
Let's try this thing! Tammy is online!

picarto.tv/live/channel.php?wa…

I'll be drawing a cute little picture. I want to try this cute style I saw in one picture.

Heh, this is my fist time so let's hope I am not too nervous... ^^;
Mic and audio are muted.

Remember:
The stream is for all ages so let's try to act accordingly.
I try to follow the chat but if I don't answer you, it is most likely because I am concentrating on drawing.

Edit: this was a quick one. Thank you all for coming. :D

  • Mood: Excited
  • Watching: TPP - Randomized heartGold
  • Playing: Pokemon Y (breeding shiny snorunt)
  • Eating: Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cola

Livestream question

Journal Entry: Sat May 24, 2014, 1:36 AM
Hello!

I've been interested trying this livestream stuff so I made an account and I am trying it out. But when i downloaded the procaster program and tried to use it I get this error:

Runtime Error!

Program C...

R6030
-CRT Not initialized

I already tried what this post suggests but it doesn't seem to work:
www.livestream.com/forum/showt…

Any suggestions or help? ^^;

Edit: Thanks to your help and suggestion, I have decided to dump livestream and made an account in www.picarto.tv/live/index.php

I already tested it and it works fine! I dunno when I dare to actually stream for you guys... But rest assure, I will let you know when I do. ;D

  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: TPP - Randomized heartGold
  • Playing: Pokemon Y (breeding shiny snorunt)
  • Eating: Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cola

Some good news

Journal Entry: Wed May 14, 2014, 1:13 AM
Let's get that stupid journal out of the way and consider in more positive things!

I am happy to say that I have finally kicked myself in the ass and started to sketch more Dear Departed pages! Actually next SIX have been already sketched. :D

I think I might try to sketch the whole comic before I start doing digital versions because the whole sketching thing is the part that I have most trouble doing. Once I get all pages doodled, it is much easier to just clean draw them.

I have no idea how many pages this comic still needs... Easily over ten... Maybe even 20 Or 30! (too much talking!)... But I'll be sure to let you know when I am done and what was the final page count. ;)

  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Watching: TPP
  • Playing: Pokemon Y (breeding shiny snorunt)
  • Eating: Sandwich
  • Drinking: Water

WHAT DA FUDGE?!

Journal Entry: Tue May 13, 2014, 9:07 AM
Okay so... This group: LeagueArt sent me a request to include one of my pokemon art in their gallery. So I say yes (mainly because I thought it's just an art collecting group judging the name).

THEN. They come and tell me I am BANNED from uploading art to their group because I uploaded unrelated art...


A FUCKING PLUS WORK THERE PEOPLE!

Edit: The admin contacted me and apologized and unbanned me. That is pretty much all I wanted. And apparently you guys went and expressed you opinion on the matter too. While I appreciate the support, I'd prefer if things didn't go out of hands. Let us forgot about this. I appreciate what they did and told them that maybe they should reconsider their system of rewarding people for reporting unrelated art. The rest is up to them.

Let's concentrate on something else! :heart:

  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Watching: Random Wifi battles on youtube
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Potato salad
  • Drinking: Water

PKMNation:: Nocturne Grove Gym

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 20, 2014, 1:12 AM



For: :iconpkmnation:

:iconghosttypeplz: :iconbugtypeplz:

minor :icondarktypeplz: minor



 Welcome to Nocturne Grove's Gym!





You walk deep into a murky forest. Ominous lanterns guide your way until you finally see more lights. In front of your eyes opens a clearing, surrounded by huge trees and lanterns with otherworldly blue flames inside them. Trees are full of huge spider webs. In the middle of this uneasy scene,  stands a rather strange looking trainer. She turns to you.

"Oh hello! So happy to see you dared to come here.  Most people are scared of ghost and bug type pokemon. They are actually quite nice. Well, except in battle. If you weren't scared of us before, you will be after our battle. Are you ready to face your fears?!"






We are currently: CLOSED

Taking a break to challenge other gyms! Gotta earn some reputation!

If you want to challenge the gym, comment here or send me a note. Nocturne Grove accepts both single and double battles. Please choose a level range you'd like to battle with. We use bug and ghost types but sometimes the leader might surprise you with a dark type.

Do not tell me what pokemon you want to use. And remember, pokemon in gym battle earn double experience.

Nocturne Grove gym is located in Insel region (more info soon)



If you win, you will win a Phobia Badge. Congrats for conquering your fears.

Current Challengers:

1. Krisander Double Battle, 20-30 level limit.
2.  Ded-Fire-Dragon Double Battle, 50-60 level limit.

Past Challengers:
GoddessOfTheSea

Certified Challengers:
GoddessOfTheSea

Nocturne Grove's Badge collection:
Scarab badge Won by defeating The Hive Gym

The Team

Check the current gym lineup Here

The Ranch

Not looking for challenge? Check the ranch's  Bulletin Board



  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Marriland's Platinium Nuzlocke
  • Playing: Bowser's inside story
  • Eating: Potato salad
  • Drinking: Water

PKMNation :: Nocturne Grove

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 6, 2014, 11:31 AM


Please ignore if you are not a member of
:iconpkmnation:




Nocturne Grove is a ranch located deep inside the Eterna Forest in Sinnoh. It specializes in Ghost and Bug types but we welcome lots of different kind of pokemon. Especially those that most people find scary.



"Huh? Who is there? Oh well hello! I really didn't expect anyone to wander into these woods. Well, welcome! Welcome to Nocturne Grove! I'm Tammy Froggen and here we specialize in ghost and bug type pokemon. You know, most people are find these wonderful pokemon scary but if you spent some time with them, you would find they are actually quite nice and sweet! Or maybe it's just me! Kekeke!

But! Feel free to look around!"


Pokemon

43/50

Male Pokemon

Female Pokemon

No refs yet

Wish list

Bug
Anything but especially: ledyba, shelmet

Ghost
Anything but especially: Spiritomb, rotom (female), pumpkaboo

other
Mawile (female), kecleon (male), snorunt (female), noibat, more will be added

And Fusions/Crosses with ghost and bug pokemon of course!

Breeding Info

:bulletgreen: Feel free to send a comment here or a note and ask for breeding. I'll let you know if the pokemon you want to breed with is ok and if I accept.

:bulletgreen: I would prefer if the pokemon we breed are both at least at level 10. The higher the better.

:bulletgreen: As for payment, I usually prefer just the first pick.

:bulletgreen: If we use items, the item provider gets the first pick.

:bulletgreen: Who sends the note can be discussed.

:bulletgreen: Clutches are split half. I can take extra if we get uneven number.

:bulletgreen: I prefer that both get to keep full payment from their own clutches.

:bulletgreen: I will follow your rules if I come to you.

These are the basic rules I like to go by but these can be discussed.

On Sale/Other news

[Nothing at the moment]

Battles

I am open for battles but I might want to wait till Easter vacation for that. Feel free to ask tho.

I would prefer if we agreed on level limits so battles will be more interesting and close.

Gym

Want to challenge Nocturne Groove's Gym? Check the Gym
Bulletin Board



  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Marriland's Platinium Nuzlocke
  • Playing: Bowser's inside story
  • Eating: Potato salad
  • Drinking: Water

Health and other stuff

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 30, 2014, 5:12 AM
Hello mah deerlings! Seeing any sights of spring in your fur? Hehe.

So Tammy here, just wanting to post a journal and talk how things are going. :)

First I'd like to talk about my health. You may remember that about two months ago I posted a journal and told you I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I've been eating the medicine now two months and I went to take the laboratory tests again a few days ago. I got some of the results already and I am happy to tell that my results are way better now! My hormone levels are not perfect yet but I already feel good and thinking that I should be feeling even better makes me excited! I'll still wait for a call from my other doctor but I think I we will agree that I'll start eating one full pill per day.

So yeah! I am feeling great! I started taking the medicine and also extra iron to raise my defence iron levels and I feel a lot more vivacious now! Normally I used to sleep till noon on weekends but now I have no problems waking up on 8 or 9 am! :D

I also started exercising more. And I am happy to say I've lost over 6kg (13 pounds) since December! I still need to lose a bit and by weight index number will be good! THIS YEAR I AM GONNA DO IT!   :iconsuperw00tplz:

As for art department, I am sure everyone has noticed how much I've been drawing since last weekend. XD I own it all to :iconpkmnation:. It's such a fun group and drawing for it is just pure fun. Thanks to it, I come to dA even after work and I feel like drawing again. And as we have seen, it has had a positive effect on my other art too. I hope you liked those random RD pics. I sure did.

But that is about all I wanted to say! Spring is coming! That makes me really happy! I hope you all are having a great day too!

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Marriland's Platinium Nuzlocke
  • Playing: Bowser's inside story
  • Eating: Potato salad
  • Drinking: Water

Thanks and something silly

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2014, 9:52 AM
Hello. I really want to thank you all for your great comments and support on the last journal. It's hard to stay mad when I have such a great friends and fans. You guys are awesome. :icondancingfrogplz:

Let's move that journal away and put up something more positive... Hmm... Well, i got into that Super Mario group with my Birdo character and the timing couldn't be better because look what just came from the mail!



I had no idea there were so cute and beautiful official plushies of Birdo! :heart:



Now my yoshi plushie has a friend!



Ooh... Maybe more than just a friend...



HEY! Where did all these little yoshies come from?!



Family picture! :heart:
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I SWEAR I AM 24 YEARS OLD ADULT!!!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Twitch Plays Pokemon
  • Playing: DK: Tropical Freeze
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Cola

Why I am so lazy? (a small rant)

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 12, 2014, 12:41 AM
Hello my deerlings. Sorry about this but I got a comment asking why I am sooooo lazy about updating the dear departed. I was going to answer this privately but my message got out of hands and... And I just need to get this off my chest...

Why I am so lazy? Weelll... Maybe because I am an adult who has a daily job as a graphic artists which means that every single work day I spend over 7 hours in front of a computer doing graphics. And when I finally get home and I have done some food, took care of my pets, had some exercise, maybe take a shover and or clean up my house, I have maybe about 4-5 hours for myself. MAYBE, just maybe I am tired after a full day of drawing and I don't feel like spending those few hours doing the same exact thing I do at work. (and making RD comics takes about 7-10 hours).

And oh yes! What about weekends?! I could easily spent all THAT time to draw comics! Well guess what. I am a human being. I have friends. I have a family. Sometimes I have plans with them. And I also have other hobbies. I love video games but I haven't had time to play them as much as I used to. I have many video games left unfinished because I feel bad playing them because I could use the time drawing the comic! I'd also love to start practicing crocheting but I haven't because I sit every single evening in front of my computer, thinking that I MUST DRAW THE COMIC EVEN IF I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT!............ And I never get anywhere....    

*sigh* I just... I'm really sorry. I know most of you are really patient with me (and like what ever the heck I post, RD related or not) and you have no idea how much I appreciate that. You are the people I want to make the comic for and the reason why I still draw it. But just... Please understand pokebank is coming. Making DD, has just been really emotionally exhausting. Sometimes I just feel that some people take the RD series more seriously than I do and I am literally afraid to update it because I don't know if it's up to your expectations.

I miss the days when I could draw the stupidest shit and no one took it too seriously and didn't bother to think whether it was canon with the series or not.

Or maybe I am just paranoid and over thinking. I don't know... Anyway, I'm really sorry about this small rant because this doesn't even concern majority of you. I didn't want to start my day like this but... *sigh*  This has been bottling inside me some time...

  • Mood: Anguish
  • Watching: South Park: The Stick of Truth LP
  • Playing: DK: Tropical Freeze
  • Eating: sandwhich
  • Drinking: water

I've been seeing a doctor lately and...

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 1, 2014, 2:57 AM
Hello deerlings and first of all, NO! No need to panic because of the title. I am not dying or anything, hehe. So no need to worry. But this is something I want to talk about and let you guys know so if you feel like reading this, prepare for a very personal journal. And I apologize in advance if I sound a bit awkward. English is not my first language so I might have a bit hard time to explain medical terms.

Remember my last journal when I mentioned how much year 2013 changed my life and how many important things happened? Well, 2014 is putting up a good game too and it is only January!

SO! To put this short and simple, I got a job and thanks to that job, I was entitled and required to take this free work check up at a doctor. So, all the normal jazz. I took some laboratory tests and went to see the doctor. Turned out some of my test results were really high or low from the norms, such as my blood cholesterol. They sent me to another laboratory tests for more. Last Monday, I was informed that I had hypothyroidism. Those who don't know, this is a thyroid disease. Thyroid is a gland on our neck that makes hormones. Since I have hypothyroidism, my thyroid doesn't make enough hormones, thus my body doesn't function properly. Common symptoms, that I have noticed in myself, are fatigue, feeling cold, gain of weight and having a hard time losing it, just not having motivation to do anything, muscle tiredness, poor memory, etc. Annoying thing is that this sickness comes very slowly and our bodies get so used to these symptoms that we don't even consider the possibility of having hypothyroidism. More than likely, I've had this over years!

 Good thing is, this is not the worst disease there is and it is easily treated with medicine. The bad thing is that it can never be fully cured so I'll be taking the medicine for the rest of my life (thank goodness it is very cheap). But I am not sad or mad. I am actually relieved and happy that this was found out. I've been suffering from tiredness and especially cold feet and hands for so long and I am so happy to finally find out that there was actually a good reason for this! And to be honest, I've been feeling great lately... Even with the disease. Just the idea that I could feel even better makes me happy.

I only just started the medical treatment so it is gonna take time to see results and find the right balance with the medicine. And I need to visit laboratory regularly for now to see that I am getting better. But like I said guys! I am very happy that this was found because in the long run, it would have caused SO MANY other worse problems (such as even higher cholesterol levels, leading to heart diseases). And like I said, I feel GOOD. I can't believe I could be feeling even better.

I wanted to share this with you guys and let you know that I am okay. I am also actually curious if any of you have hypothyroidism too. I'd LOVE to hear your stories. :)

Thank you so much if you took your time to read all this! Again, I feel fine! I'll be feeling even better in the future! Let's make this a big doodling weekend! I have so many ideas I want to draw! Let us just hope my hypothyroidism doesn't take the best of me and make me tired too fast! Hahaha! 

  • Mood: Pleased
  • Listening to: http://loudcity.com/stations/vgm-radio/files/show
  • Watching: Random LPs
  • Playing: AC new leaf
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: water

Year 2013 Retrospect and Happy New Year 2014

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 5:29 AM
Happy new year my little deerlings! Less 9 hours (here in Finland) until year 2014! Aren't you all excited?!

Well, I promised a journal about my thoughts about the year 2013. This is mostly for yours truly but if you are curious to read a part of my life story... Gather around! Gather around! Aunt Tammy is gonna tell ya all a story! It is based on true events! And scary! Well, not scary.... It's more like a life documentary... I am still working on it... I'm aiming for an Oscar. Yeah.

SO, year 2013! Boy what a year! Where do I start? I think we need to go back all the way to the year 2012. The nightmare before Christmas eve day. I remember it clearly. Because I was crying myself to sleep. Yes, that night, I was feeling down. HARD! I dunno what triggered  it but all the bad feelings just came rushing into me. I felt like I was worthless. Not sure what the heck I wanted to do with my life. (I was finishing school at the time and I had no idea what to do next.) I felt ugly...Stupid... Yeah, all the bad thoughts just came to me that night. Now why I am reminiscing this? Well, one important turning point for positive  happened right next morning...

I was feeling a bit better the next morning. It was Christmas after all and my family was together. I was minding my own business when my brother and his wife had something important to tell us. They were having a baby. I was dumbfounded. I was becoming an aunt? The sheer amount of joy and excitement I felt at that moment was describable. I was so happy for them. After that, everything I had cried for last night, felt meaningless and stupid.

So then the year 2013 officially started! I had something awesome to look for and I knew it was going to be a VERY important year for me. I was about to graduate which meant that I should get a job and move on my very own house (finally getting out of student apartments). I was still doing some freelance graphic works but I knew I needed to get a job with a steady income. I applied to a couple of video game companies but got nothing... Then my mother caught a glimpse of this project called "GamePro" where they offer practical training in video game companies for people who had studied anything video game related career (art, coding, level design ec). I applied there and got into it (as the only girl in that group XD) And I got a training spot as a junior graphic artist in Sulake OY who runs the Habbo hotel chat. Thus started my seven month period of working at their office and once a month we had sessions with the GamePro people where we studied video game industry, art, coding and all that fun stuff.

While all this was going, I was also searching for a new apartment! And I found just the perfect place! Close to good services. Has a glassed balcony and a sauna! And rent was acceptable. I had some minor problems with the electric company but otherwise the moving went great and I was happy about my new home! I also made one of my wildest dreams come true and cut my hair short!

And like a week from that, my niece was born... :heart:

Then, my seven month long practical training period was coming to an end and I got hired for real. I have now a steady income and a job where I can do what I like for living.

As I write this, I can see that the year 2013 was a very important year in my life. I now know what I am doing now. I live in a house I love. I have a new important person in my live... I don't feel ugly or stupid anymore... I suppose... What I am trying to say here is that... You can never know where you are in one year and only one day can change so much. So, if any of you are feeling down, don't cry. Remember that so much can happen in one year!

So, I am wishing you all SO FRIKING GOOD AND BEST NEW YEAR 2014 AS I CAN! YOU ALL DESERVE A GOOD ONE! Those who have followed me long time, know what to expect later today. ;) And let's end this with some New Year resolutions! Got any?

Me? I decide to get a new hobby and learn how to crochet! This because my mother brought me this adorable crochet Stitch plushie from Thailand and I wanted to learn how to make crochet plushies myself! I am still learning but I already made my first grandma's square. XD

And... Well... I cut my hair... There is also that tattoo I have always wanted to get...

    
         

  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Fireworks
  • Playing: AC new leaf
  • Eating: French fries and wieners
  • Drinking: cola

I'm Back and some friendly advertising!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 29, 2013, 1:09 AM
Hello little deerlings! I hope you all had a great Christmas/Holiday/Hanuka/Kwanzaa/whatever! I sure did. I ate good and had fun with my family. That is all I really wish from Christmas. :D

But yeah! A short journal just to say I am back home. New year is still coming but work starts again for me tomorrow so my holidays are over pretty much. At least my good friend :iconlazy-a-ile: is here to keep me company. Yay!

I'll get back to my POKEDDEXY challenge on tumblr soon and once that is done, I'll start being more active here again. But, those who have followed me some years, know what to expect on New Year's eve. ;) I'll also write a bigger journal about the year 2013 because I have a LOT to say about this year. But hey! I am off now. Ile and I will be going to see Frozen (finally) today!

But before I go! Here is a totally friendly and not a shameless advertisement for my good and long dA friend, :iconkikulina: who is  taking commission at the moment! You know you want a cute little drawing from her! :iconshutupandtakemyplz:.

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Frozen
  • Playing: AC new leaf
  • Eating: Cinema treats
  • Drinking: Pepsi

Season's Greetings!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:21 AM
Hello little deerlings! 

Just a quick journal update because I am on my vacation and we are about to start all the christmas activities! Tree decoration and baking and such! :D 

So yeah, I am on my vacation now. I just want to wish everyone a great and merry christmas and happy holidays! 


  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Watching: LPs
  • Playing: AC new leaf
  • Eating: Xmas treats
  • Drinking: cola

December Plans

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 1:01 AM
Hello little deerlings! Enjoying your winter coat?

Tammy here just to talk about what's going on! MAN! It is that time of the year again?! Whoa the time flies! I'll save the reminiscing this year for later time and just concentrate on what I plan to do before 2014.

And um... Well...  What am I doing now? Well, aside for work and grunting because we STILL don't have snow in this part of Finland (IT'S DECEMBER AND WE STILL HAVE +2 CELSIUS?!? WTF?!)? Well, it might be little quiet on my part here on dA... I am doing the POKEDDEXY challenge on tumblr (I'll upload them here once the challenge is done) because I want to really kick myself on the butt and get into drawing again and proof myself that I can stick to deadlines I have given myself if I really put my mind into it! Because I really, really, REALLY want to get back into updating my comics more regularly...

Speaking of which, I have next two pages of DD sketched but I am not sure if I'll get them done in December. This is because of the POKEDDEXY challenge and two secret santas I am taking part of. Thank goodness tomorrow is Finland's independence day so woo! Long weekend! I'll be leaving for a Xmas vacation in two weeks too so after that... It's will be quiet here on my part most likely.

So yeah, not sure if I can get the next two pages out before year 2014 but I plan to at least sketch many pages before that so I can tackle them right when these December plans are out. I REALLY want to find a good schedule that works for me and get updating that comic regularly again. Because I really want to get to chapter five that is much less serious and more comedy based than DD. XD

Anyway, I am rambling here! OH! And I FINALLY got myself a Wii U! And I luv it! Pikmin 3 is sooo much fun. I didn't remember how much I love this franchise.

So! Have a happy December! Don't stress yourself too much over it and stay safe and warm!      

  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-M3nwAVSKg
  • Watching: LP of Shut up and Jam Gaiden (yes... seriously)
  • Playing: Pikmin 3
  • Eating: peanuts
  • Drinking: water

Doctor T. Frog Love is in da House!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 AM
Hey my sweet little deerlings! Let's cheer this day with a little journal game that HimeHeishi started! Let's spread some loove!

How this works:
Comment on this journal, and I will tell you two things I really like about you. You must then tell two things you like about me. Whether you tell them in your first comment or in a reply is fine. You must also spread the love and make a journal of your own of this game.

One extra rule tho. I am sorry but I can't tell nice things about you if I don't really know you... Please don't feel bad but that is how it is. So feel free to comment if we have had some decent conversations couple of times. :)  

And heck, comment anyway. I'll throw a cheerful greeting to you none the less! :dummy:

Edit Oh gosh! Thank you all for the nice comments! I am so saving this journal and look at it every time I feel a bit down! Thank you all and remember to spread the good will too! I am sorry to say but I have to leave now and I won't be back until Sunday evening. But feel more than free to leave a comment! I'll just get back a little later, okay! ;)

  • Mood: Glad
  • Reading: Habbo Comic contest entries
  • Watching: Random LPs
  • Playing: Pokemon Y/New Leaf
  • Eating: peanuts
  • Drinking: water