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I do cover art and design, editing, and writing for The Arcadian Storyverse Books. I also have my own website at Shadowdancer Studios.

Books currently available: Visit our shop page on!

For those of you who'd like to read our books on Kindle: there is a great free ebook reader, converter and manager: Calibre

Lineage II
I used to be in the NovaVita guild on Chronos but stopped playing at the end of 2013. I play occasionally and only with clannies.

GIMP related stuff

Mirror Painting

People whose stuff I like and cheerfully plug: Sci-Fi stories with traditional, beautifully water-color painted illustrations; set in completely engrossing worlds. Beautiful and intricate steampunk jewelry, and some Jewish cultural items as well.

Deviantart Artist

*Kerembeyit's Dragon Art

The Art of Ferdinand Ladera - I would love to be able to paint such glorious landscapes someday.

Online Music

Symphony of Science

Charles Ner's Music

Fellow Artists:

Terri-chan's Graphics




Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!
Thu Dec 26, 2013, 8:22 PM


FML - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair by cutelildrow
FML - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
So today, I hear roaring from Aff, and apparently there's been a flood of 'tech support bug reports' and issues related to the crazy people who have issues with the technical terms relating to hardware and software "Master" and "Slave" - such as Master and slave hard drives. We've previously had a caller being very upset about the use of 'male' and 'female' for scripts and plugins, because the caller was gay and 'this was apparently not sensitive or considerate to their sexuality.'

Seriously, these are not technical issues, and your IT guy is not going to care about who you are sleeping with or what your sexual hangups are, or even the color of your skin - remember, most of the time, they don't even SEE you - you are a voice on the line and a ticket number to solve. They really do NOT care about these things, because it's not part of their job.

The IT guy is only interested in fixing up your software, hardware, maybe your smartphone, network and inter-OS compatibilty issues or problems with programs and code.

Reposted over on the affsdiary forums.
photo scene references
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Someone please tell me that this has a comic somewhere.…

I read it years ago and I still giggle like a dumbass whenever I read it. It is awesome.

EDITED TO ADD: Sparrowind is now available on iBookstore / iTunes AND Nook!

ETA2: I'm told that I've sold over a hundred copies of Sparrowind! *GLEE* I'm also hearing back from folks how much they'd love to read about more stories set in this world. Thank you!!!!!

After banging my head against the joys of Lulu ebook publishing I got my first solo ebook out - my short story / mini novella is available on Lulu purchase at present and will be available over time on Amazon, iBook and Nook. Links will be provided as they become available.

Sparrowind: The Dragon Who Lived As A Knight

Kindle // iBooks/iTunes  Lulu Direct and Nook

Tiny Sparrowind can't hunt from the sky, cannot hope to best his siblings in contests of strength, and scrapes by to survive. But in the books stashed in his parents' hoard of gold and gems he finds a greater treasure: ideals.

Deciding to make his own way in life gives him more hope than he could have if he tried living only by the way of Dragonkind, but can this dreamer of a Dragon find his place in the world?

ETA 20-09-14: The OtherMcCain has a review of Sparrowind up! Thank you, and I am so happy you enjoyed it! :wai:

Also, the United Fleet ebook and the first Seda's Diary novellas are available on iBooks, Nook and Lulu Direct! (Amazon link will be up when I get the permalink. It takes time, I'm told. Sorry, but it's something out of our control.)

United Fleet 1: iBook/iTunes   Lulu  // Nook

Seda's Diary 1:   iBook/iTunes  //  Lulu  // Nook


Seda's Diary II: Outcast is currently being reformatted for ebook release. It's taking more time than I'd like, but Real Life™ has been far more hectic and time consuming than it really ought to be. :work:

I've a couple of other F.M.L. doodlestrips lined up for drawing, but I'm spacing them out between doing cover art and editing books / writing books. Avoiding burnout in the long run, y'know.

How to read EPUB books on Kindle: Lulu has helpful instructions. Scroll down to see them at the link. As I don't have Kindle myself, I am afraid I don't know how that works. ^^;

I've been hearing that Calibre is a great way to convert ePub books to any other ebook format. Or vice versa. Or use as a ebook reader and manager on your PC. It's completely for free and available for use on Mac, Windows and Linux! (For Linux users you may need to search via your native app manager or sudo apt get. As I am not familiar with ALL the ways to do this on all distros... uh... sorry for my cluelessness.)
  • Listening to: The hum of the computers all around me
  • Reading: Skin Game - Jim Butcher
  • Watching: the clock
  • Playing: no time for games! :shakefist:
  • Eating: Red Rock Deli Honey Soy Chicken Potato Chips
  • Drinking: Coca Cola

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Shadowdancer Duskstar
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Current Residence: Australia
Favourite genre of music: Another 'oooge list
Favourite photographer: My Dad.
Favourite style of art: anime/manga
Operating System: Debian
MP3 player of choice: Banshee
Shell of choice: Cone snails... er, wait. Wrong kind of shell. MATE.
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever's on my background just now
Skin of choice: whatever is on you.
Favourite cartoon character: Milgazia
Personal Quote: "Everyone has problems. Not everyone has common sense."

Donate points? I'd love to get a premium account :happybounce:


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J-Skipper Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me!
Eden-West Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god a lineage II player! AHHH I LOVED THAT GAME SO MUCH! Thanks for the watch! :D 
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Loved the dragon design! And I still love the character and monster designs for L2 XD
Eden-West Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah same! :D
Simbores Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the +fav and the Watch!!! Too Much Hugging
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*giggles at the emoticon at the end*

You're welcome!
Simbores Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks a lot for the :iconfavplz: ! :) 
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is gorgeous and inspiring; you're welcome ^_^
Belvarius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
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