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Blog Updates + Goals!

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“Giving the finger to my crazy schedule”
**Art by: Flamesvoices**

Lets be honest for a moment…this blog does not always get the love and attention it deserves! BUT…because of this, I really want to take the time to go over some recent updates and then some goals I have for the blog!!!

So…updates!
I am still doing the Fursuit Friday Features and I need to start writing in bulk and then scheduling them for release ahead of time for them to get posted. Unfortunately I have so many artists I asked to feature that have not been shown yet, and they deserve just as much attention as the fursuiters. So, that is one of the updates and goals — the update is that I will not be asking for anymore features until my current queue has been cleaned out // the goal is to make sure and feature as many of those awesome artists and crafters as possible per week!!!

Another update is that I will be writing about TFF! The reason I put it off for so long is because I have been making videos about it and would like to add in the videos o the actual blog post. I was going to go and write multiple blogs about the con, but, best to knock it all out in one large blog that people can enjoy (if they want to make it through the whole thing).

Maybe it will be less writing and more video…but, then again, I am prone to change my mind often so, we will see where it all goes. ^^;

Speaking of videos, another goal and update for this blog is that I want to feature my YouTube Channel a bit more often. It tends to get more love than my blog anyways since it is the more popular of the two…and I actually made the YouTube channel to partner with my blog, so, I am a bit disappointed in myself for not posting more of my videos and writing about them.

One thing I have been debating about as far as blogs go is the update in Rune’s Fursuit. I was originally writing about it in order to educate people about the process on how to commission a fursuit (or in my case a fursuit head)—and since then, Rune has gotten a lot of updates/upgrades/ and some fursuit “Surgery”. But, because his extra parts were more of a gift than a commission…I’m still debating on covering these things. Then again his “surgery” of sorts is actually educational as I learned a lot about Fursuits and just Fursuit heads and wearing Fursuits in general over the period of time I had Rune…so, I might still do the updates on Rune’s fursuit as an educational thing…and I can also start doing maker reviews now as well since I have another fursuit on the way.

I guess another goal is to be more on top of Furry news and to find more things to write about when it comes to the fandom. I know that the Furry Fandom does not always change…at least not drastically, but I would still like to cover topics covering more than just what I have been doing.

I think doing more media reviews and reviews on documentaries would be good…and maybe cover some recent things such as 2Gryphon and his tidbit with Anthrocon would be good since it is still fresh and relevant.


So that’s really all I have for now…nothing major. Lets see if I can pull through with these things and actually bring them to life. But, if you have any ideas of what you would like to see more of, or, if you have any other questions, comments, etc…feel free to let me know down below!

Thank you all for reading and for your continued support! And as always, I will see you all in the next blog! πŸ˜‰

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Rune’s Journey to being a Fursuit #3

Rune badge by AJ

***Rune Badge by: AJ Vengeant***

Happy Fursuit Friday everyone!!!

Normally for Friday I would be doing the “Fursuit Friday Feature” but, this week I have decided to do something a littleΒ  different and bring back the blogs where I update people on Rune becoming a Fursuit. This blog is not only a progress update, but it also talks about the steps involved in getting a Fursuit when commissioning one from a maker. as mentioned in previous posts like this (as sort of a disclaimer)—do NOT take my personal experience as how it always works for commissioning Fursuits and/or parts of a Fursuit. Every maker is different and every one of them work in their own way. Unfortunately, there are makers more reliable than others…so each experience will be different and unique, as will the quality of the product.

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  • In the last blog:
    —The last time I wrote about the progress on Rune,Β  the furring process on his head had just started and the fur had been laid over the face so that I could make sure that everything was in the right spot. But, there was still a long way to go at this point…and I would say this was mid-way to completion. Rune’s eyes still has to be done, fur had to be sewn and glued onto the foam, and, his mouth still required his teeth, his tongue, and the horns needed to be clothed as well. Still, this was the biggest update of them all up to this point, and, if you’re interested in seeing the previous steps leading up to this, you can check out the previous blog, right [[here]]

 

Rune foam head phase 7

  • Furring the ears:
    —The ears began their furring phase on May 4th, and the reason they were done separately was because Rune’s ears were meant to be flexible. One of the things I was asked early on was whether or not I wanted to be able to bend and play with Rune’s ears, and naturally, I wanted them to wiggle and bend. So, the ears had to be furred separately, and, I was given a lovely update pic to make sure for the last time that all the patterns on the ears were in the right place!

 

Rune foam head phase 8

  • Shaving time!
    —With the fur for the ears completed and in the right place, the fur for Rune’s face was placed over the foam head once more and shaving started on May 5th. this was just the initial shaving so that more details could be seen, patterns could be checked again, and, once more of the face was done, Rune’s fur would not cover up any new details and, it would be easier to work with this way.
    Shaving is a very long process as it has to be done multiple times. All fur is bought very long, and it is hard on clippers. Also, Fursuit makers have to make sure not to shave too much which is why shaving is done a little at a time, checked over, and maybe shaved a little bit in-between certain stages so that everything looks clean in the end. It made me chuckle though because, looking at Rune before he was shaved, he was looking like one of those really shaggy dogs that you can not even see their eyes past all that hair XD

 

Rune foam head phase 9

  • Layering Rune’s mouth, horns, and nostrils:
    —I got a message a little after the shaving stage asking me the details of Rune’s mouth (like what color the inside was, if he still wanted to have teeth, how many teeth I wanted added, as well as the color of Rune’s tongue, and etc). Then, on May 19th, Rune’s mouth had been lined with initial darker green color, and the nostrils had been lined with cloth as well. With the inner mouth lined, more progress could begin on the other parts of the mouth, and, with the nostrils lined, Rune’s face fur could now be added. Horns had also been covered with cloth as well which allowed the face fur to soon be added. He was coming together quite quickly!!!
  • MORE SHAVING!!!
    —Since the horns had been covered with cloth and the nostrils were finished, the face fur could be added. But, in order to see the details of the horns and to make everything look cleaner and to see details properly, Rune was going to be shaved down a little bit more. The second round of shaving was done on May 25th, and while at first he was looking a little rough, Rune was coming together nicely and was looking a lot smoother the more shaving that was done and the more he was brushed out.

 

Rune foam head phase 10

  • Eyes:
    —Rune’s eyes were completed on May 27th, and my maker had to discuss with me what colors to use because of Rune’s various designs across the different artwork I had sent in via reference. Instead of just making it one way, my maker took the time to make 2 sets of eyes (one a lighter blue one a darker blue) and then they sent me a comparison pic to see which one I liked best.

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We both agreed that the lighter eyes suited Rune better, and they were quickly installed. Luckily the other eyes could be used for later projects. also there was a few more updated pics of the shaving progress and another check on design, on the back horns (located on the back of the head) and etc to make sure that everything looked okay before the eyes were locked into place. Another cool feature on the eyes was that Rune would have “follow me eyes” which is an illusion. For those that do not know, follow-me eyes is where the eyes are pushed back farther in the head to create the illusion that they are looking at you no matter what direction you might be walking.

Rune foam head phase 11

  • Tongue and teeth:
    —After the last update, I ended up going on vacation, and, my maker ended up finding herself to be very busy. We kept communication open during this time since I still had one last payment of $100 to make. After awhile, she did find time to work on Rune again, and his teeth and tongue were put in on June 27th.
    The maker asked if I wanted Rune’s tongue to remain flat or whether I wanted to add in some fluff to make it take up more of the mouth. But, being concerned with ventilation and the like within the fursuit head, and, not knowing exactly what a puffed-up tongue might look like, I decided to keep the tongue flat as to keep things simple. Plus, the tongue already looked good as-is, and, I did not want to mess that up and be difficult for my maker.
    With this final update, the teeth and everything else being in place and lips added to make everything look more realistic…all that was left now was the neck piece for Rune and he would be complete!! The only thing I asked at this point was that Rune be shaved down just a tad bit more to which, my maker would do, but, we could not go much farther without the mesh being visible due to the fur being possibly too thin.

 

Rune fursuit head completion

  • Completion!!!
    —Rune was completed two days after the last update and the modeling pics were sent to me on June 29th!!! Rune was finally completed and, he looked amazing!! As per my agreement with my maker, I sent the final payment of $100 to her, and she agreed to ship Rune ASAP and to get me a tracking number when she could. At this point, the waiting is the first part because you just get so excited!!!!

 

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  • Shipping:
    —Rune was shipped out on July 4th because there were holidays before that. Also, I had asked my maker to wait and ship Rune once I had come home…and I did not return home until right before the first of July. He shipped from Canada, so, you had to take into account that it had to go through different routes than if it were shipped in the US. When commissioning anyone for a fursuit or fursuit parts…make sure you take into account where they are located, and base your shipping time and prices based on that. For me, shipping was around $50 because it was coming from a different Country.

 

  • Unboxing Time!!!!
    —Rune arrived safely to me on July 12th, 4-days sooner than originally expected! with the tracking number, I was able to see where he was traveling to and from, when he made it (checked in) and thus was able to plan when it was that I needed to be home so that I could accept the package. Rune showed up in really good condition, he was well packaged and the box was not ripped, smashed, or broken anywhere. Naturally, I got Rune’s head…but, I also got a lovely letter from the maker, a badge made by the maker, a lanyard for the badge if I could get it laminated (and I eventually will) as well as a wire brush for brushing out the head if it happened to get matted at all. All were very pleasant surprises and, I was able to get the unboxing on video while Skyping with some friends!

 

  • Maker Review:
    —My maker was AJ Vengeant (AJKitty on FA) and, Rune was only the second Fursuit head they had ever made. Since this was not a professional maker, I was taking a risk…but I am in no way disappointed with the result Rune is perfect! What made AJ amazing to work with was the fact that she never acted like i was “pestering” her or “bothering” her when I had questions or I wanted a progress report on Rune. In fact, I only ever had to ask for a progress report twice, and that was just because I had been out of touch for a few weeks and was merely curious (but ever really concerned). AJ was amazing with communicating things with me. She told me when she had gotten a part-time job and said she would have less time to work on Rune, she informed me when making him was taking longer than planned and he would have to be finished in June/July rather than May (which was not even a problem since I was going on vacation anyways and not going to AC). Any time she had a question for me, she would message me immediately and if it concerned colors, then, she would pick out the colors and have me choose between 2-3 different ones to make sure we had the correct shade.

    she did this for Rune’s fur, for his eyes, for the mouth, and for the tongue which was very nice. On top of that, even when I had not asked, she always told me when she was going to be taking a few days to work on Rune, and she also sent me all those lovely WIP photos so that I could see how Rune was coming along every step of the way until his completion. She was always a pleasure to work with and always answered my messages within the day unless she had work. I can honestly say that there was never a moment’s concern with this maker and Rune made it here A-OK without fear of being scammed or him never making it. So, 10/10 I would recommend this maker to anyone if ever she opens to people again for making fursuits/fursuit heads. Not to mention, she added in all those lovely gifts at no extra charge and it was such a lovely gesture and made me feel really appreciated as a customer!! Rune is sturdy and very fluffy. His ears wiggle and flop, and he is everything I could have hoped for. My chin is a tight fit, but, everything else is extremely comfortable, even if it does get very hot (as every Fursuit head does).Β  Vision in the suit is better than expected and is easy to slip on and off. S, def check them out if ever they are open for fursuits, and their art is really good as well. I know they occasionally do commissions of that nature as well…so I would def recommend you to invest in this artist!! πŸ˜€

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  • Conclusion:
    —So, Rune’s head is now finished and, I could not be happier! I do plan on making him into a fullsuit eventually that I want to wear to cons and the like. But, until I can afford it, I might just make him a partial for charity events and suiting in public. There is a def I have yet to learn about fursuiting and fursuit care…but luckily, YouTube has several guides and tutorials that have really helped me out.
    Commission a fursuit or fursuit parts does not have to be a scary thing…and, when you see the steps that go into it, you can begin to see how much time it takes with one person working on the one project versus one or two people working on MULTIPLE projects at the same time. Also, now you can gauge how close to completion your own fursuit head might be by taking a look at mine, and what steps were taken in what order. Again, all makers are different and work at different paces with a different work ethic.

But, what do YOU think of Rune? I love him to bits, and I can’t wait to continue this fursuit journey with you…so thanks so much for all the support you all have given me, and thank you for tuning into my blog. It really does mean a lot! Fursuit Friday Feature will come back as planned next week…and until then, I will see you all in the next blog πŸ˜‰

ASK ME ANYTHING!!! [New YouTube Channel]

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It’s a box!!! But what is inside?!?

Rune’s Fursuit Head of course! It’s done, it’s here! He is perfect, and, I can’t wait to share him with all my readers for tomorrow’s blog!!!!

But…that’s not what this blog post is about…well…it sorta is, and sorta isn’t.

The real news is that Rune has a YouTube Channel now!!!

After getting his fursuit head done, I decided to go ahead and make Rune a YouTube Channel to talk about all things Furry-related. This Channel would also include photo slideshows from when I might eventually take Rune out in public, future Cons and Furmeets, as well as some short skits just in general! I have big plans for the Channel, and already I have myself 9 subscribers after posting the unboxing video of Rune!!!

So that’s where YOU come in.

For Rune’s first official video outside of the unboxing one, I would like to do a Q&A while wearing Rune’s head! I feel like this would be a nifty and fun way that my subscribers and myself could get to know one-another a lot better and maybe then it could set off my channel so that I can get more people leaving me feedback on how I can make even more entertaining content for you all!
So, ask me questions…it can be about anything you want…food, furries, both? TV, real life…Pokemon Go, Furries, Angel Dragons…you name it, and I’m willing to talk about it really. πŸ˜€

So, if you want to drop a question for me…you can either drop a comment on this blog, or head on over to my YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7qkG1SsdlFtXwlzRL_rFOA) and leave me a comment there!

Thank you so much for reading my blog, for tuning in, and for all your continued to support! As always, I will see you all in the next blog πŸ˜‰

Back from Vacation [Updates]:

Rune solo by Flamesvoices
**Pic not related – Art by: Flamesvoices**

Yes, it is true…I am back from vacation and finally back in my own home with my own internet and everything else. *sigh* Not going to lie…I am having a hard time dealing with the humidity of Texas and I wish I was still in California haha.

But, I still had 3 weeks of relaxation, getting to know some new and awesome people, as well as experiencing a type of lifestyle I have never known before. So, all-in-all, it was a really good time, and, I thank you all for being patient with me.

So, because I am now back (and there might be the possibility that I am a stay-at-home again), there are a few updates I want to put out there. Nothing more than just a sneak peak of what I plan to post in the following weeks:

  • More shout-out posts!
    —I have been meaning to do this for some time, but, there are a lot more shout-outs that I would like to make. There are a lot of people that have either helped me out in the past or are helping me now, people that have helped the Furry Community and etc. I want those people to know that either way they are greatly appreciated. So, while I only have the one right now…I would like to make a lot more shout-out posts in the future.

 

  • Rune’s Fursuit!
    —This is the most exciting thing ever and I am eagerly awaiting posting more on Rune’s Fursuit! It may be a spoiler but, Rune’s head is now FINISHED! So, I can actually post another chapter in Rune’s Fursuit development…and HOPEFULLY I will be getting him soon enough that I can even make an unboxing video, and maybe even begin to invest in making a YouTube Channel for Rune. But…that will be talked about in another post to come I’m sure…
    STILL, I am super excited in showing more of this! πŸ˜€

 

  • Fursuit Friday will continue as scheduled:
    —The Fursuit Friday Feature has been what most people look forward to in this blog, and, I’m really excited to say that a lot of people have helped me out in making sure we have plenty of posts for the following months. Naturally, I am always looking for more people to showcase themselves and showcase their suits. So, if you are a suiter that has not been interviewed or featured yet (or maybe you have been featured but might have a different suit of another character) then always feel free to contact me to set that up.

 

  • More artist interviews!
    —I keep saying that I want to showcase more artists…and goodness knows that I have the interviews on hand, but, I always fail to post them as planned because so many things pop up. So, I really want to focus more on showcasing the many amazing talents of the fandom. Starting next week, I hope you will begin to see more artists. But, I only have a few reserved…so, if you are an artist that wants your things showcased, feel free to contact me as I would love to have you in my regular Furry Highlights!

 

  • Open/Closed Species interviews!
    —I have been wanting to do this for awhile because there are so many unique species out there. I would love to showcase them all and talk about their lore, their designs, who can make them, how much they cost, and all the little details in-between! So, if I can get some of that stuff together, maybe I can start showcasing these different species soon!

 

  • Write an article for Anthrocon? Not me…but YOU!
    —I am not going to Anthrocon, but, I know a good amount of my readers are. So, I was thinking about a project where you help me out AND you get to showcase yourself and the time you spent at Anthrocon for other people to see. You can submit photos and videos and maybe write a small article about your thoughts and feelings about the event, the things you did, and etc…that way others can see what Anthrocon is like from your own personal perspective. I think it would be a really fun project and would guarantee constant content for a few days on this blog and maybe for weeks after depending on who participates. Plus, it gets you out there as an artist, suiter, or just your average furry…and it would be loads of fun πŸ˜€
    So, if you would like to participate in this, let me know and we will set something up!

 

Those are all the updates I have for now, and I hope that I can get you in some good content within the next few weeks. While being unemployed has me discouraged, at least it gives me more time to do the things I love, especially working on my blogs and being more involved with the Furry Fandom. As always, thanks so much for tuning in…if you have any more ideas on how to make this blog better and more interesting, please, let me know. I will see you all in the next one πŸ˜‰

I’m going on Vacation!!! [UPDATES]

Orion by Patti Walters
**Orion art by Trigg3rhappy (FA) // Orion belongs to me**

Hey everyone…just a quick update before I forget!!!

First of all…that Dutchie up top is Orion my Greatball DAD.
I’m debating on using him for projects later on, but, he is my Dutchie bab and I figured I would just introduce him because the art I got of him is just too damned cute not to share!!!

Secondly…

I am going on vacation! I am hitting the road tomorrow and then I will be gone for the next 4 weeks! So, if you try and reach me in that time, I might not be able to get to a computer. On my Facebook page, if you leave me a message…my mobile phone sometimes allows me to respond to people, but sometimes not. Apps can be dumb, so, please keep in mind that I am away from home, and I will always get back to you ASAP.

But…for the more important stuff I wanted to talk about:

  • Updated Interviews!

—I am excited to announce that I have finally gotten around to updating the questions on my artist and fursuit friday interviews! After last weeks fursuit friday feature…I realized that the interviews were a little bit…”bland”. The artist interviews are better, but, even then they lacked character, and did not really portray people like I wanted to portray them. I wanted the readers to get to know these artists and characters better…get to know these furries better in general. So, while it took me 10 features to do this, I finally spiced things up.
More questions requiring more in-depth answers. I’m really confident that these new interviews will lead to a much more interesting read!!! So, be sure to check those out! I’m seriously excited. I think people are really going to love it!!!

  • Scheduled Posts:

—Because I am going on vacation, I am going to be scheduling some posts ahead of time.
These posts do not take me too long to put together anyways because they have the pre-written questions if they are interviews, but, I figured I wanted to at least put out Fursuit Friday Features if nothing else. I might try and throw in some other things as well, but, it just depends on how much time I have before I actually leave. I will still try and showcase these features across groups and other things like I normally do, and I hope you will all check out this blog while I am away and see what awesome people I have to introduce you to!!! πŸ˜€

  • Thank you!!!

—Finally, the last thing I want to say is “Thank you”.
this blog may not be the most popular, it might not be the biggest Furry blog out there, and there have been debates over certain topics and my seeming “too opinionated” to some…but, nonetheless, I have been blessed with some awesome readers. Those of you that read this blog, my followers, the people who liked my FB page and whom have shared this blog with others…you all are awesome! This is just something I do for fun, and, I promise that I do a lot of research on subjects before posting and I really do try to make my posts the least-opinionated that I possibly can. I may never be true neutral on certain topics, but, it offers discussion and debate, and you all seem to enjoy that…so, I don’t really think it does any harm to keep doing things the way that I have. But, for something that is just a hobby and is just for fun, you guys make me feel like I’m doing something good, that I’m doing something important…so thank you, thank you, thank you. You guys are awesome!

 

Anyways, thanks for tuning in! Be looking for those features that are going to be the scheduled posts until the first week of July! Hopefully I can get some other stuff in there, and if not, then in a month, I will have new material for you.
So, as always, I will see you all in the next one πŸ˜‰

FA has been down…and stuff. [Updates]

Rune ref by DreamcatcherDAD

***Art by: DreamcatcherDAD***

So, to start off this blog on a happy note: RUNE GOT HIS OFFICIAL REF!

I have been meaning to get one for awhile, but, I either never had the money or just figured I would eventually change his character so, I never really bothered. Still…having thought long and hard about his design and such…then seeing how people draw Rune differently and the attributes they either added or left out for whatever reason, I decided to change some pieces of his design, add the plushie as an accessory (that goes along with his lore), and decided it was high time for him to get an official ref sheet.

DreamcatcherDAD did more than justice with Rune, and I really could not be happier. You can compare the changes in his design with his old ref HERE:
Rune Angel Dragon

***Lines by Nekomangaka // colored by Amelia Rene Long (myself)***

The biggest changes were with his eyes and ears…I wanted his eyes to actually have some sort of blue pupil inside the blue, and wanted the black to be better pronounced. His ears i wanted to point a little rather than round out…and the last change was a small one, but one that I liked. His paw pads. In the original ref they were pink…but people either never showed the paw-pads, or, when they did make them, Aimee-Lesley-Sim started the trend by first giving Rune alternating paw-pad colors of blue and green, much like his fingers. I actually liked the artistic liberty there…so, I made it part of his design. Lastly, his wings were made more specific, and they now sport blue tips. Over all, I think this new ref is perfect for him…but…enough about that:

  • FA Got hacked…

—Furaffinity had been offline for a couple of days, and just yesterday evening did it come back online. But, there was a lot of stuff missing. People lost watchers, art was deleted, comments were erased, notes mysteriously vanished, journals disappeared as well. There has been a whole mess of things going on…and sadly, ALL of my accounts got affected. Granted, I can not say that I am super disappointed because I know that people who do commissions got it WAY worse than I did. They lost contact with customers, lost their artwork, and even lost their lists of who ordered what and etc.I know a lot of people lost work that they had commissioned and did not have a back-up of. I always keep a back-up of my things…but, that is a tragedy really. But, on my accounts I lost a lot of the work I posted that other people made me as well as stuff I had uploaded for friends. While most of my accounts were okay…Rune’s account got hit the hardest. I not only lost the most recently uploaded pics…but, fursuit pictures are now out of order because some went missing while others did not. Rune’s ref got deleted so, good thing I always save everything I am given. Other than that…nothing seems out of order or harmed.

I know a lot of people are disappointed and are hoping this issue gets fixed. I myself am waiting for a few days to see if the problems correct themselves, but, we will see.

  • Rune’s Species debate:

—A few weeks ago, I was thinking very heavily about Rune’s species. I have been working on his personal lore and how it revolves around my mate’s Dragon-wolf named Escap’e // well, in the end, Rune’s species was determined by his semi-realistic piece that I got from Kitty Zoppe…and I determined that Rune is neither an Angel Dragon or Dutchie outside of the fandom. Rather, in truth…he is just an fuzzy dragon. Th reason for this is because his form was determined by Escap’e who saved Rune’s relic (his heart), and this act of kindness summoned Rune forth into the new world as a miniature version of Escap’e (just with ancient patterns). They became soul bound…but either way, I determined that Rune is really a Fuzzy Dragon…but that I like showing him off as an Angel Dragon (which gives him a more Draconic form)…and also as a Dutch Angel Dragon: where he is more horse-like.

Well…then it got me to thinking about all the people that have Fursonas and then represent the same Fursona but as different species. I know people that have one fursona…but that this Fursona has a human form, a demon form, a Kotae form, and a wolf form…people have Dragon form, and Bundog forms. So, Rune just having 3 separate Dragon forms…I did not think it was so crazy.

Well, sure enough…I posted this thought on the AD Community Group and the DAD Community Group. The AD group approved my post no problem…and many people agreed that they have the same sona only in different forms. But, the DAD group rejected my post…saying that Dutch Angel Dragons can not transform into other species and that Rune was either a DAD entirely or, he could not be a DAD at all. After that, whenever I wanted to post something to show off art…I was asked by Nimbus whether or not Rune was DAD…and then I had to say he was a DAD or else I could not post anything. Nimbus has rejected a number of my posts for silly reasons (in my opinion), and it really gets on my nerves. Rune does not “transform” rather he is interpreted in different ways by different people…and that should not be considered a bad thing. So…that whole issue had me pretty upset for awhile and still bothers me a bit now. But, that was something I was brooding over for some time.

  • Real life stuff…

—So, lets talk my reality.
So, here lately I have not been feeling all that well…and to tell you the truth, it has been because of my weight. I used to actually be average in my weight (which is 150). I was very active, had a job where I was walking all the time, I played sports, went running, and etc…but, that was 4 years ago, and, after 2 years in Germany and now a lot of downtime in Texas…I have gained a LOT of weight. I now weigh in at 225 and it’s awful. I feel…winded all the time, tired all the time, and really weak. So, because of this, I decided it was time to take action…serious action.

I tried dieting before, was working out before…but, I have just gotten so heavy that all-in-all, I was not seeing any results. So, I ended up dishing out $200 to get a Lipo-Den shot and 2-months supply of appetite suppressants. These things have helped soldiers lose 44 pounds in a month, and to me, it was an extreme decision…but it was one I felt I needed to take.

So, I have been on this pill for about a week…and it keeps me from having random cravings as well as giving me energy so that I’m not compelled to sleep all the time. Along with these things…I’m on a revised atkins diet and am required to do 30 minutes of cardio a day. The diet part has been pretty easy…but the cardio part…not so much..I’m still trying, but it has me stressed because I know my weight loss will not be as much as the soldiers. they do PT, they have access to a gym. I do not. Not to mention that I have to self-motivate myself at every turn to get up and get active. It’s not something I’m used too…and what keeps me paranoid is the fear I have wasted $200 and that i will not lose anything…not even a few pounds. So…I have not only not been motivated to work out (even though I still do), but I have not been motivated to do my blogs or anything else here recently either. It’s a problem I hope that I can get over and fix here soon.

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—So, as far as the blog goes…I am going to try my hardest to get back into the swing of things. This blog takes a lot of time, thinking, and planning …and sometimes, I just do not have that time. I do have a job, I do have a wife…so, things can get hectic for me. But, I do want to post more…do want to get more watchers here. And honestly, I would like to see more views come of this from more than just me posting about bad things (like the prior Amber Alert posting which was my biggest hit yet).

 

Anyways, that’s all I got for now…thank you so much for tuning in. I hope to provide more content for you in the future…and I will see you all in the next one πŸ˜‰

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