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BtEC: Chapter 8 Page 43 by IchikoWindGryphon
BtEC: Chapter 8 Page 43
Having a robot in your head rattling off all the toxic chemicals in cigarettes is the fastest way to get you to quit!  Or your money back, guaranteed!

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A Rose By Another Name by IchikoWindGryphon
A Rose By Another Name
. . . . will still be horribly mispronounced.

I joined a raiding guild on World of Warcraft.  We're not hardcore by any means but we have tons of fun and many hilarious moments along the way.  Like this.

This is the guild leader, Aeylid  (pronounced Ay-lid) being a dick.  And me being a dick back to him XD

Good times.  Good times . . . .
Something quick I should just mention, and I didn't think it warranted a whole new journal, but recently I realized all the ads on DA are really friggin' annoying.  I should get Core membership, methinks.  And then I think, why buy it when I can TRADE IT?!

So!  I am offering the chance to trade a commission for a membership!  There are two types of memberships that are available, a $15, and a $50.

FOR THE $15:
-Will draw a digital picture of one character in flat colors with a simple background

FOR THE $50:
-Will draw 2 pictures of one character with shading and details with a complex and detailed background.

Offers are open for negotiation.

If interested, please shoot me a note!  Thanks!

WELLLLLL been a while since I wrote anything, and my entire gallery looks dead even though I am very well not.  So I'm going to tell you all about life and future projects and stuff and things that make me look like a functioning adult.


Feel free to skip if you don't want boring things

I actually don't know where I left off last journal so I'll be brief.  A little less than a year ago I got a pretty ok job as a machinist/assembler/mechanic sort of person at a place that works with robot automation.  Sounds cool, right? IT'S SUPER COOL IF YOU THINK PACKAGING CHEESE IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!  I have my good days to be sure but definitely some trying days.  But such is life, you know.

Moved into a house with Seeker this last May.  Sadly we are no longer dating, but we are bestest friends and bestest roommates and the entire basement is devoted to robots.  Jack's head sits on a window sill and I close my door every night fearing for my soul. But we got Mango, too, so yay for personal security.

I'm just really quiet on deviantart because sometimes well, I just don't have much to say.  Drawing can be hard for me to manage sometimes, free hours are scarce and sometimes I work weekends.  I really do want to start making more art, and I'm going to put a lot of effort into drawing more and publishing more!

Which brings us to:


First off, news on Behind the Emerald Curtain.  I am still 100% devoted to finishing this darn thing with the most awesome and epic ending possible, and we still have a long way to go but by GOD I will keep on track to posting one page a week (which I have failed at doing several times but HAHA I TRY OK plz don't hate me)  With that said, there's a lot to be desired for the first chapter.  I cringe when I look at old art, and every artist can relate to that feeling, but by far, chapter 1 of BTEC is the weakest and poorest written.


Not only will I update the horrendous art, I will also flesh it out some more, give a more proper introduction to our main characters, and a proper introduction to Oz.  Now, this may not take effect for a few more weeks still, and it will probably be updated one page a week.  With that said, my priority will ALWAYS be to post a new page every week.  That's right, regardless of whether or not I have the time, I will be sure to get at least one NEW page for you a week.  What will probably happen is that I'll start redrawing pages, stockpile them so I have a good number for cushion, that way if I do fall behind, I still have some buffer to readjust.  Like I said, may not happen for a bit, but it's in the works!


I know all of you are anxious to hear the progress.  There's been some, but honestly, not nearly as much as I'd like.

Which is why I'm making a resolution.  Right here.  In front of all of you.


BY DECEMBER 31st, 2015, I, ICHIKOWINDGRYPHON, WILL COMPLETE THE FIRST DRAFT FOR DELPHI HIGH: THE LION AND THE SERPENT.  What this means is that by 11:59 PM, I will have a rough draft finished, ready to be edited as needed.  The entire story will be done. A final deadline will be decided upon then, by which I will have finished all edits, and ready to publish, or self-publish, as needed.  That means that sometime in 2016, DELPHI HIGH will be ready to be released!

Is this a daunting task?  Hell yes.  Can it be done?!  HELL YES!!!!


You are my motivation!!!  You are my commitment!  I'm tired of this story stewing in my head, and it's time to bring it on paper! 






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Personal Quote: We cannot choose who or what we are. We can only choose what we become.

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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow nice art i could hire you as a artist for my future stories when i get my big break i'll explain to you later in my note.
Souleyo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Have a cyberhug ;-;
I'm a quiet watcher, but I thought I'd drop by and say I hope things get better for you soon ♥
candelediva Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2015
So umm, Xareish's backstory.  Could you possibly tell me more about this ancient relic of a Vampire?
IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOPE!!!!  You'll just have to wait til the book comes out :iconteheplz:
candelediva Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Oh come on, just a snippet!

Shadowfall: If you do, then you will own my scaly bottom. (I am a dragon by the way, if you were wondering what I was.)
tastymonsters Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just want to let you know I really love Behind the Emerald Curtain!
Keep it up! it really makes my day when I get to read another page :D
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
So um, That comment I made on July 26th, right? Well, I thought it was good at the time, but now it just seems like stupidity. What I am trying to say is, well, sorry for attempting to use two of your characters against your will. Apology accepted or not?
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
ಠ_ಠ Are you there?
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
If you are working on your BtEC series, then that is understandable, but if you are ignoring me on purpose...
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LongbowSR Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Writer
Where does Delphi High take Place?
IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the Midwest of the United States, but a specific state/city isn't given.
Brickgenius27 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, I am looking for people who might want to join my new group DevArtShare although we are primarily a tutorials group, we will accept anyone to Members. I am also looking for one more admin but I will only choose someone who is already a member or a friend

NOTE: I am clicking the "random deviant" button and pasting this on peoples walls, I am not choosing particular people
Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Ichy if you have a some time can you please read beta first chapter for my book Dragon mask I would like to here your input.…
candelediva Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Is it OK if I can use Logan and Jasmine in a Journal entry? Oh and Btw, it's basically about Xareish attacking Jasmine, then getting attacked by Logan, and, well... Xareish knocks them both out, and sends them to the world of Dawn, which is home to Dragons, Phoenixes, Pegasi, Basilisks, Unicorns, Goblins and Ogres, Trolls,  Humans and Griffins. It also has a few other mythical creatures, like the Lyaacs, Collazuls, Kinvires, Kiddenbrics, and Yalptati, plus the Liches and Wrights, Krakens and Dracos, plus the god-like Demons, Holy Angels and Jehovah, and the Creators/Key'zanns. It also has the Fyrebrine, Volanus, and the Direbrines(What do you think? Oh and this world also has the Skylands, The South and North, Fyredrake, Dragonbrine and Dragonbound Island, and the Laurel Caverns. You can find the studio about this world here:… and you can find the map here:… . What do you think?)
IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
candelediva Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2015
Umm... I'm guessing you don't want this idea to pass because of you being attached to those characters, and are worrying i'll botch them up?Meta Knight reads Mystery Note 
candelediva Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
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candelediva Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2015
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corneriathelombax Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i just really wish to see liiku back in his dragon form cause being half dragon is s cool as FLUFF MAN!
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