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Just dropping by to say hello. Another school year has gone by since my last journal, can you believe it? So much has changed! It's summer so I have more time to internet, although I'm not really returning to dA again...
Every now and then I go back on dA to reminisce and make fun of things I used to say/draw.

I've gotten a few notes here over the past year(?) or so! I thought I would answer some popular ones as to not leave you guys hanging:

Do you still do commissions (journal layouts or otherwise)?
No I don't. I don't really draw much in general, though. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who commissioned me in the past years! It really meant a lot that I could actually make money (albeit not a huge amount) doing what I loved.

Do you play neopets?
Nope, and no I won't be giving away all my stuff :P

Can I add you on MSN?
I don't use MSN or any other IM anymore. If you reeeeeally want to talk to me, I suppose you could note me and we'll figure out an arrangement?

Can I reference your art/art style?
I'm not really in a position to stop anyone now. I would ask that you didn't directly trace/reference specific images, but if you are using elements of my style in your own (and not just copying), that's fine! Even though I'm not on patrol for art thieves anymore, some of my watchers still do it for me--thank you!

Anyways, like last year, if you guys have anymore questions, feel free to leave them here. Can be questions about art, my life, school/art college, anything with reasons. It's a lot of fun seeing old faces! I'll be replying for the next few days before I forget about dA again. Thanks for all those who continue to support me even in my absence!
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SullMaster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I adore the icon you made for me, still use it today. Hope you have a great birthday!
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YellowstarInc Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Hey~ It's been forever. I am rarely on here anymore as well. xD

VERY GENERAL QUESTION: How are you? c:
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Zayllara Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn just went I want to cmmision you, Sigh :(
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khiton Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear from you again. I remember something about how one of the reasons you didn't go on deviantart much anymore is that you don't look at art the same way/draw the same things. There may be a slew of other reasons not to stay on dA but I would highly encourage you to share the schoolwork you've done. I followed some of the links you've given and it's really shown how you've matured as an artist. Many people, especially young people, are very inspired by you and seeing you move away from the cute pretty things (which have their own value, as does your artwork on here ;)) to a deeper understanding of color, composition, values, textures and subject could also lead others to a similar path. And honestly? I would absolutely love to see them.
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Konveekou Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I've always wanted to have an artrade with you, but I understand C:
I've missed you so much ;w; I am sure that ok, I still look like a random someone to you,
but as I said in my previous comment, you were the reason that I Joined D.A. and I thank you for that so much ♥
Thanks to you, I made new friends, I discovered new things and mostly, I improved my skills about
drawing and found my own style C':
So yeah, what's going on in your life? ^^ I've always wanted to ask you that
and also... maybe some advice stuff pertaining to art? Or maybe about the art college? Do you go to an art college?
(to many questions ;w;..)
Oh.. and.. if you don't mind.. do you have a skype or anything that I can chat a biiiit with you? ;w; I've always wanted to do that too ♥

I wish I could commission a journal from you.. anyways, thank you for every single thing ♥
sorry, posted it twice because the first one was in the wrong journal ;w;
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acaraluv Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Woah! Believe it or not, I check back on this thing once every couple of years or so, and I just noticed that I missed your kind comments twice in a row! I mean already this reply is almost 5 years late.... I'm not sure if you still use dA anymore, but I felt like I owed you a reply :) (you probably forgot about these comments long ago, hehe)

I'm really happy to hear that my art had some role in yours! I wish I knew you when I was actually active on here!! What are you doing now? Your art is really, really beautiful, I'd love to see a movie or a video game or something in your style. I really love the conscious "flatness" of your style. It's something that I wanted to incorporate into my own art, but could never really figure out!

Thanks again for the really sweet messages. Sorry for never answering until now! Sorry I couldn't give you the advice you asked for, but it looks like you are doing just fine now ;)
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student General Artist
I literally saw your icon in my inbox and I can not believe this is happening.
I think I am shaking!!! I wish I had the chance to talk to you back earlier in the years where
you were still active, dear God you were such a HUGE inspiration to me with your adorable
animal art.... 
I use deviant art today, though I tend to be more active in other media such as Twitter & instagram.
But art wise, this is my main "gallery".

I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING I AM SCREAMING
Of course your art had a role in mind! That flatness you are referring to is based in your works with bits
of other people (such as Ryushay, PaineCryer, Yaphleen) and my own personal touches..
I don't know if I ell ever get a reply back, but I'd surely love to know..
Do you happen to still draw? Are you in some any kind of social media that I could probably follow your works, if you still happen to draw?

Aw man... I am so honoured to hear you like my style ;; I really can not define it myself yet, so I am very confused - just like my gallery with constant style changes.  I can;t believe I am writing to you... I always visit your profile now and then, thinking where you've gone.. you and other artists that when I started out as a young little child excited for art, had a very unique style within deviant art that was popping out from all the repetitiveness and recycling of older styles. 

I really hope you are doing well with your life and you are alright :heart:
You really made my day!
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acaraluv Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
ahhhhhhh thank you! That really means a lot :) Your comments made my day too!
Unfortunately I don't really draw anymore, besides some doodles now and then. So that also means I don't have anywhere where I'm posting new stuff. I feel sad about it, since art used to be such a huge part of my life! Actually back in the day Ryushay and I were pretty tight. She is still making art, as you might know (I think she posts on chiou now), and she is making art professionally! 8) I am pretty jelly, but I don't think I was ever as dedicated to illustration as she is, and as you seem to be!

I went to art school and then switched my major... now I'm doing a PhD in an unrelated STEM field. I am happy, but it keeps me super busy and I don't have time to make art. Maybe someday... I'd love to pick up digital art again, maybe draw some pokemon or something. Someday!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Ah yes, I follow chiou both here and on twitter, her art is really fascinating and so expressive!
I remember back in the day, them, you and another person (Youki)?? were pretty close. at least,
that's what I got from your matching icons haha. They were so adorable and small, happy! 

At least you get to doodle now and then :) I'd love to see some art from you one day, even if it's
just a note doodle. They always made my day <3 You art felt always heartwarming and magical..
I always hoped that one day, you will return, even if it was just for a little.. I'd be super excited to see
you posting sometime again! I'll be waiting :heart:

Your major sounds adventurous!! I wish you best of luck with you PhD!
Thank you again so much for this small chit chat, I am really emotional haha I can't believe it :love:
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Kainaa Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow hello! i didn't think I'd hear from you anymore. I just want to let you know I still get comments nearly every day telling me my journal is amazing, so I'd like to pass on about a million compliments for it lol
I'm sad to hear that you still aren't drawing :( i really wish you'd do something! I totally want to commission you, but I see you don't do that anymore either x3 I can dream though! XD
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
ooh! Yours was one of my favorite journals to make! Glad to see you're still using it :D

Thanks for all the support!
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Kainaa Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure I'll use it forever!! <3
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Jahpan Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So why aren't you doing commisions now? Is it because you really don't have time to draw/ do art at all now or??
i remwember i always wanted a journal layout from you but you never opened commisions again ;;
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
sorry :( tbh, I'm not really interested in drawing the stuff I used to draw anymore, which is presumably what people what commission me to do! Thank you for the interest though :P
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Jahpan Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ohh ok!
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Youki Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
HALLO RL.

why don't i have your skype btw :|
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
how com u never asked
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hollowzero Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Rooooooth

I just want to ask how do you feel? :la:

I got frozen on Neo a year ago and have since moved to Leopets. So much more laid back there, it's so nice.
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
hallo hollow! I feel goood 8) just finished my toughest semester yet (in which I was stressed all the time) with good grades and also am closer in figuring out what I'm actually interested in academically :) Now I'm just relaxing for the next month before I have to start work. How are you?

Pretty much everything is more lax than neopets :P ohh the memories
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hollowzero Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh I know how awful college can be. Never attended myself, but my partner and best friend do, they're constantly in a state of terror I tells ya! :( It's great you're relaxing though. :)
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Daphianna Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!!! I'm glad that you decided to drop by and let everyone know how you're doing. :la:
So have you drawn anything at all since you left DA? Anything that you're proud of? =P
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I haven't done anything digital for a long time. I did these doodles earlier this year: [link] [link]

As far as drawings, the last time I actually spent time to draw something was 2010 :P Here's some stuff from first semester of college: [link] [link] [link] (just some assignments for school)

Some paintings that are more recent-ish: [link] [link] [link]
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Daphianna Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Still going strong art-wise, I see! :la:
Thanks for sharing those with me. :heart: I miss your uploads, but it's nice to know that you're progressing in school and life and such. :icondragonnod1:
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
thank you very much!
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Breezantines Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've missed your art but I'm happy to see you are well. What do you draw when you do draw now a days? What are you going to college for again?
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
thank you <3 i suppose when I draw I mostly draw people. I am majoring in art and math (weird I know).
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Breezantines Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, math and art, huh? Sounds pretty awesome actually, what kind of degree do you get with those majors xD
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Bachelor of fine art/science :P I don't really plan on mixing them, I just like both.
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Breezantines Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, that's pretty cool. Good luck with school and thanks for popping back to say hello to the dA world :D
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NagaPls Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you're doing well darling. C: DO YOU HAVE SKYPE?
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acaraluv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
anything 4 u bb
i'll send my sn
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