Joined: 28-February 07
From: Chicago, Illinois (Home of the Windy City)
Member No.: 45,125
~Ed~Fan~- I *squee*'d upon seeing your avatar. >w< (I love Red vs. Blue :3)
~*Muzai Taizai: Cool new name ^^. What's it mean? Thank you! Yup, I do too. Its so hilarious. Who's your favorite character(s)? -- ~*Toby-chan: Aw, thats cute =P. My kitties snatch cheese and pretzels sometimes. I catch them before they get away though. --
Current thoughts: -Finished correcting all 6 articles for the school newspaper Friday. I got it done right before everyone in my class left. I am so glad its over now, it was so nerve-racking trying to finish it all right before I had to leave to see the football game at my bros school >.<. Luckily my friend came in and sent it to the teacher *whew*.. No failing grade for me, yay! -Now to finish typing my Northwestern acceptance letter [its like 5 pages long =P]. It would be awesome if I could get in *anxious to send it*. -Watching football, and the Bears are not going to be on this week T.T. -Bulls aren't doing well, they've lost all 3 games. -Oh, and I just remembered I forgot to watch the new episode of Death Note in dubbed ....I guess I was too tired to remember. -Hungry, but I don't know what to eat.
Joined: 5-December 04
From: In your noun, present participle verb your noun
Member No.: 3,284
Gender: Not Telling
It all depends on whether you want to. I know I'm lazy about even responding to comments, whether on DA or Y!gallery or wherever else I share works, but it would generally help to be responsive towards people who pay attention to your work. Same way we still say "Thank you for visiting" to people who wind up not buying anything at the store.
I really need to get into the habit of responding to comments, but I get into the mindframe that I have to say something important or not say anything at all, so when comments are just mindless fluff like "Great, love it!", the courtesy response of "Thanks, glad you liked it" feels insincere, even though it's the polite thing to do.
But maybe going with the formalities of praise online is the first step to being able to accept compliments irl. I do need to work on my social skills.
In an afternoon out, we happened upon an open studio event in a huge building of artist lofts. Lots of galleries, and lots of yummy refreshments.
I ran into one area that was selling handmade African crafts (mostly beads and leather) and I thought that the woman who was in the gigantic promotional photo wearing nothing but a beaded shawl on a grassy plane looked familiar. Then saw the other photos of her within the store (gorgeous photographs, of her and some of her crafts as well as the tribe that she stayed with) and recognized her. She was a woman I took a workshop with last summer; she had been trying to find an outlet to publish her documentary, and already had an established travel business which provides very in depth travel packages to Africa for intensive stays with rural tribes to provide a genuine cultural experience. She's well acquainted with the people in the villages she works with. She mentioned she had a crafts sales thing going on, last I talked to her, but I didn't realize it was so extensive. I should talk to her again.
~Ed~Fan~- I haven't seen Red vs. Blue in a long time, (when Halo 2 first came out was the last time I saw it D:) but I still think Donut is hilarious. (My favorite part in the series that I've seen was: "I'll be Double-O Donut!" "You mean like DOOnut?") My username... well... I don't know any Japanese, really (I used a translation website XD). But 'muzai' means 'innocence' and 'taizai' means 'stay'. I mainly used those two words because they sound cool together. XD
My thoughts: - I forgot to study for Earth Science. I'm doomed. D:
C'mon, grab your friends. We'll go to very distant lands. my deviantART