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Who's your favourite former member of The Shield? 

2 deviants said The Lunatic Fringe, Dean Ambrose.
No deviants said The Architect, Seth Rollins.
No deviants said The Big Dog, Roman Reigns.

Going to MAI(first)CON!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 5, 2015, 7:02 AM
A couple of months ago I saw a job application for an entry level Graphic Designer at Madman Entertainment up in Melbourne and spent a week working on my application and including a full page drawing of 150 characters from Madman releases because in the application they requested "in 150 characters or less, tell us why you're important. Catch our eye!" I ended up getting sick during all this and set myself a week behind on TAFE by working through being sick and burning out in the process. I've finally almost caught up thanks to having holiday time so we're not being given any new work currently and now I can hopefully get to my backlog of a commission and several artworks that I want to make and prepare because I applied to be a vendor at MAICON 2015 and I just got accepted! The nerves are real!

Also during one day at TAFE, I was having lunch and checked my phone to read my Twitter feed and it was blowing up! Tweets everywhere about the Chicago Blackhawks winning, livetweets about Monday Night Raw and then what made me scream internally was the tweets about E3 saying things like "FF7 REMAKE" and "I can't believe this is real!", it blew my mind and that weekend I immediately started a playthrough of Final Fantasy VII again for nostalgia's sake. What the heck is going on this year? 

Dark Souls III is yet another thing that has me really interested but since the gameplay shown was all privately shown to a select few members of the Souls community and media, nothing visual is out there representing it all. But thankfully, I listen to several different podcasts and one of them, the Soulbrandt podcast with A German Spy, Peeve Peeverson, Oroboro, Frosty, DreadedCone etc. did a roundtable discussion about what they saw in-depth. 

With that in mind, I feel like I might list the podcasts I listen to and encourage anyone reading this to comment with what they listen to, recommendations and whatnot! In order of priority I guess it goes; The Unofficial One Piece Podcast, The Art of Wrestling (Colt Cabana), The Poison Arrow Podcast (EpicNameBro), Soulbrandt and then random episodes here and there of Nerdist and Talk is Jericho depending on the guests.

In any case, I've been insanely busy for two months straight and things are gonna get busier next semester. Staying this busy seems like it's starting to pay off!

(OH OH, this shows how bad I've gotten at writing journals. I've been practicing Dutch for 72 days straight now and have a little daily workout routine that's at 33 days in a row now too! Hope you're all keeping happy, busy or both!)

  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Windmills, Drowning Pool
  • Reading: One Piece
  • Watching: NXT
  • Playing: Dark Souls 1, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy VII
  • Eating: Grilled Cheeeeese
  • Drinking: Coffee


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Rory Alden Nielander
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Fun-Employed, professional illustrator and designer. Surname pronounced Knee-Lander like a Daniel Bryan / Hideo Itami knee to the face.

Certificate IV in Visual Arts AND Graphic Design but no Diploma. Next year... *points to Wrestlemania sign*


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kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
Melinsky Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Hi Rory,

I've sent you a pm on fbk it will be in your 'others' folder...

Best wishes - Mel
Sendaga Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JashJash Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
*touches your face*
Hello there~
Orlenius Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
*turns face to diamond*
womanTENSAIinathens Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
thank you for the llama!
Orlenius Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm lazy with DA nowadays but I still give a llama when I'm given one! hehe
AkumaRyoshi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool artwork! :happybounce:
Orlenius Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AkumaRyoshi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool artwork! :happybounce:
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