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Happy 15th anniversary, deviantArt! It seems that this site began in 2000... man, that's pretty far back. I was 5 years old at that time! xD (No, I haven't been on dA since 5. I didn't even know what an Internet was back then!)

Anyway, to celebrate this anniversary, deviantArt has given us a questionnaire. I shall now go forth and answer it! :D

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    The site says I've been here for 6 years, since November 2008, but I didn't really start using the site until July 2011. So I've been around for 6 years, and actually active for at least 4 of them!

  2. What does your username mean?
    It's quite simply a port-manteau of "Artful" and "Deadly Rooms of Death". The latter is a game that I've mentioned a couple of times before, but is basically my favourite series ever and I've been playing it for over 10 years now. It's sadly not very well known, however...

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Friendly, incredibly shy, and procrastination. Far more procrastination than I'd like. ._.

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right-handed.

  5. What was your first deviation?
    The only thing I've ever put into the scraps folder! :P All the way from 2008, here's "Enter The Smilies"!
    Enter The Smilies by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
    The characters involved are the "Smilies" from a comic series I was doodling up a lot at the time: "A Smiley's Life". It was basically a slice-of-life comic starring two smiley faces (who are pretty hard to tell apart one from another). I was planning to carry the series to the digital realm, but never got around to it. This was the only piece of art on my gallery for almost 3 years, until I began posting Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Comics, obviously! I love telling stories, and comics add the visual aspect that helps carry a vision more easily. It also helps a lot with timing in my opinion, since you don't really need to spend as much time pontificating over scenery descriptions, since you can just show them to the viewer. An image really is worth a thousand words! xP That said, the problem sometimes becomes that my vision becomes far too greater than my rather mediocre abilities as an artist, which becomes problematic...

    Aside from that, I love making stupid randumb doodles. I start with a shape, and add more shapes until I've created a completely absurd and surrealistic scene. I should upload them perhaps someday...

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Cartoon styles obviously! They're less grounded in reality, so they can go far. Of course, I'm already focused on those, but I'm nowhere close to having mastered it, so if I could master it instantly that would be lovely! xD

  8. What was your first favourite?
    Lil' Minecraft Monsters by ghostfire
    AREN'T THEY JUST SO CUUUUUUUUUUUTE

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    I don't really prefer a specific type of art. If I enjoy it, I'll favourite it. That said, I gravitate mostly towards fan art. xD

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    :iconkiibie: No question about it! Her usual art style is simply lovely, and she's even amazing at making cartoony chibi art. I'M SO JELLY :P

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    I already know a fair amount of the deviants in my circle in real life, thanks to my school's comic club. :P And besides, if I met any of the other artists I really enjoy IRL, I would probably just feel nervous and make a fool of myself... so I'll just stay behind my computer screen!

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    I'd give a shout-out to :iconit-itches:, as he was one of the first few people I didn't know from real life who frequently commented on my Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom pages. It helped me to know there were people out there on the Internet that could enjoy the stuff I posted, and that knowledge helped me get myself to work more on it. Sadly, WotMK is on a bit of a hiatus at the moment, which kind of undermines all this, but I don't plan on giving up quite just yet!

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    I started using a tablet about 2 years ago, and I've been loving it ever since! I guess I sometimes do paper & pen doodles, but it lacks undo, copy & pasting, and perfect erasing. 0/10 worst drawing mode ever

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    It tends to be at home, or at school at the comic club. I have been known to doodle in classes sometimes as well... shh don't tell anyone!

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Basically every time I have a drawing that garners a lot of attention. xD Yeah, I'm a bit of an attention seeker, but in a way favourites and comments really help me feel like my work matters to people. I think my favourite such moment would have to be when my Pokémon Nuzlocke took off and earned me loads of watchers. I felt like I had struck true gold, and it really helped me get motivated to draw more. Again, the comic's stuck in a hiatus, but I hope to get out of it someday!

And that's all the questions answered! Happy 15th, deviantArt! May we have another 15 years! :D

As for updates, I did a small amount of sketching for Page 9 of the Nuzlocke. Small steps! Hopefully we'll get there someday! School starts again in about 2 weeks, so I guess maybe it will help the creative juices, or not. That will remain to be seen. My drawing initiative will continue, as it's helping me a lot with getting me in a drawing mood. That said, I'm thinking of doing more art focused on my comics, so I can get back into the spirit of working on them at some point this century... xD

Anyway, I'll see you all later. Have a nice one!
~AROD
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Listening to: Gamper & Dadoni - Oxas (wtf is an oxas)
  • Watching: videogamedunkey
  • Playing: DROD: The Second Sky
  • Drinking: Water

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Jeff
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Howdy! I'm ArtfulRoomsOfDeath. I go by several names on other places, BulletBillTime and BeethroBudkin07 being the most used. I adore making use of my creativity, whether it is through comic drawing or storywriting.

I have a fond spot for Sci-Fi and Comedy genres, mostly the latter. If something doesn't take itself too seriously, I can enjoy it.

I've been making comics since I was in Elementary School, so I've been doing them for a while. Can't say my first works were very good, though. It was all in good fun though. Amongst those early days series, the ones that kept resurfacing were "Life of a Smiley", an adventure starring two unnamed smiley faces as they go through life, and "Ladybug", which stars several bugs (a ladybug who is afraid of the dark, a sidekick fly, a caterpillar who is the mayor of a town and a spider who is the bad guy). Will those two ever show their faces here on this account? Maybe, but only time can tell.

I suppose you're here for my Pokémon Nuzlocke comic! It's okay, I think everyone here is :P It's updated once every month or two on average.

And there's also my Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom webcomic. As you might have guessed, it's a Mario webcomic that I've been spent three years on and off working on. It is currently on hiatus, but I'll probably return to it some day. It also has a website! wotmk.thecomicseries.com

Favourite style of art: Something easy to draw! :P
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: A small Sony MP3 player.
Shell of choice: Koopa shells!
Personal Quote: I'll find one tomorrow.
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Happy 15th anniversary, deviantArt! It seems that this site began in 2000... man, that's pretty far back. I was 5 years old at that time! xD (No, I haven't been on dA since 5. I didn't even know what an Internet was back then!)

Anyway, to celebrate this anniversary, deviantArt has given us a questionnaire. I shall now go forth and answer it! :D

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    The site says I've been here for 6 years, since November 2008, but I didn't really start using the site until July 2011. So I've been around for 6 years, and actually active for at least 4 of them!

  2. What does your username mean?
    It's quite simply a port-manteau of "Artful" and "Deadly Rooms of Death". The latter is a game that I've mentioned a couple of times before, but is basically my favourite series ever and I've been playing it for over 10 years now. It's sadly not very well known, however...

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Friendly, incredibly shy, and procrastination. Far more procrastination than I'd like. ._.

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right-handed.

  5. What was your first deviation?
    The only thing I've ever put into the scraps folder! :P All the way from 2008, here's "Enter The Smilies"!
    Enter The Smilies by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
    The characters involved are the "Smilies" from a comic series I was doodling up a lot at the time: "A Smiley's Life". It was basically a slice-of-life comic starring two smiley faces (who are pretty hard to tell apart one from another). I was planning to carry the series to the digital realm, but never got around to it. This was the only piece of art on my gallery for almost 3 years, until I began posting Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Comics, obviously! I love telling stories, and comics add the visual aspect that helps carry a vision more easily. It also helps a lot with timing in my opinion, since you don't really need to spend as much time pontificating over scenery descriptions, since you can just show them to the viewer. An image really is worth a thousand words! xP That said, the problem sometimes becomes that my vision becomes far too greater than my rather mediocre abilities as an artist, which becomes problematic...

    Aside from that, I love making stupid randumb doodles. I start with a shape, and add more shapes until I've created a completely absurd and surrealistic scene. I should upload them perhaps someday...

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Cartoon styles obviously! They're less grounded in reality, so they can go far. Of course, I'm already focused on those, but I'm nowhere close to having mastered it, so if I could master it instantly that would be lovely! xD

  8. What was your first favourite?
    Lil' Minecraft Monsters by ghostfire
    AREN'T THEY JUST SO CUUUUUUUUUUUTE

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    I don't really prefer a specific type of art. If I enjoy it, I'll favourite it. That said, I gravitate mostly towards fan art. xD

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    :iconkiibie: No question about it! Her usual art style is simply lovely, and she's even amazing at making cartoony chibi art. I'M SO JELLY :P

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    I already know a fair amount of the deviants in my circle in real life, thanks to my school's comic club. :P And besides, if I met any of the other artists I really enjoy IRL, I would probably just feel nervous and make a fool of myself... so I'll just stay behind my computer screen!

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    I'd give a shout-out to :iconit-itches:, as he was one of the first few people I didn't know from real life who frequently commented on my Wanderers of the Mushroom Kingdom pages. It helped me to know there were people out there on the Internet that could enjoy the stuff I posted, and that knowledge helped me get myself to work more on it. Sadly, WotMK is on a bit of a hiatus at the moment, which kind of undermines all this, but I don't plan on giving up quite just yet!

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    I started using a tablet about 2 years ago, and I've been loving it ever since! I guess I sometimes do paper & pen doodles, but it lacks undo, copy & pasting, and perfect erasing. 0/10 worst drawing mode ever

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    It tends to be at home, or at school at the comic club. I have been known to doodle in classes sometimes as well... shh don't tell anyone!

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Basically every time I have a drawing that garners a lot of attention. xD Yeah, I'm a bit of an attention seeker, but in a way favourites and comments really help me feel like my work matters to people. I think my favourite such moment would have to be when my Pokémon Nuzlocke took off and earned me loads of watchers. I felt like I had struck true gold, and it really helped me get motivated to draw more. Again, the comic's stuck in a hiatus, but I hope to get out of it someday!

And that's all the questions answered! Happy 15th, deviantArt! May we have another 15 years! :D

As for updates, I did a small amount of sketching for Page 9 of the Nuzlocke. Small steps! Hopefully we'll get there someday! School starts again in about 2 weeks, so I guess maybe it will help the creative juices, or not. That will remain to be seen. My drawing initiative will continue, as it's helping me a lot with getting me in a drawing mood. That said, I'm thinking of doing more art focused on my comics, so I can get back into the spirit of working on them at some point this century... xD

Anyway, I'll see you all later. Have a nice one!
~AROD
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Listening to: Gamper & Dadoni - Oxas (wtf is an oxas)
  • Watching: videogamedunkey
  • Playing: DROD: The Second Sky
  • Drinking: Water
Budkin Bed Blues by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
Budkin Bed Blues
Here's a quick colored sketch I drew up. Here, we have Budkin sitting on a bed, contemplating something.

I feel I'm really getting a good hang of the new style's faces, but everything else just seems somewhat subpar. Don't get me started on those hands and legs... >_< Also, the sweater's color took me a while to figure out; I wanted to try a brown-ish one at first, but it didn't feel right. I ended up settling for this gray-semiblueish one in the end, and I think it looks good! :P

That's about it. I'll catch you all on the flip side! Have a nice one! :)
~AROD
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Character Bio: Budkin by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
Character Bio: Budkin
And here's the chart for Budkin, the protagonist of Budkin's Leaf Green Nuzlocke!

This guy's history is pretty interesting. He started off as a differently-named clone of myself to act as the main character of my Nuzlocke series. His first name was taken from the surname of the protagonist of my all-time favourite game series, Deadly Rooms of Death: Beethro Budkin. Pretty lame, I know. But I have changed in terms of personality since then, so Budkin has become more distinct from who I am today. Fleshing him out in this bio has especially helped in making him his own person. I will admit he still has several similarities to me, but not so much anymore. If anything, he represents myself from the past. I was much more emotional before... Now I'd say that's all buried under layers of layers of emotional barricades. :P

But enough about that! I'll see you in the next description I write up. Until then, have a nice one!
~AROD
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Character Bio: Carol by ArtfulRoomsOfDeath
Character Bio: Carol
As promised, here's the bio for my character, Carol!

On the topic of the "Aerth Dimension": It is basically an alternate dimension that I created many years ago for some of my own stories. It prominently features a planet, Aerth, which is a sort of alternate sci-fi & fantasy world with different geography, but it is otherwise eerily similar to our world in several aspects, one of which would be language. I may elaborate further on the Aerth Dimension later on, but that's a story for a later date.

(Yes, I'm aware that Gary Gygax had already used the name "Aerth" in one of his works... and no, I wasn't directly referencing that. I wasn't aware of Gygax's work at the time I picked the name; and by the time I found out, I had already grown attached to the name. I may change it if I find a better one, but until I do I'll keep it as such. I apologize to those who thought I was making a reference... :()

Anyway, I'll see you all in the next update. Have a nice one!
~AROD

*The Brimstone Rain series is a FPS game series created in the Aerth Dimension.
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The hour is bleak, folks. There is a trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently being negotiated in secret between 12 countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Brunei, and Malaysia. And the potential implications of this agreement are simply frightening:

-It basically gives all sorts of immunities to big corporations in order to protect what is referred to as "potential profits". This means that a country's regulations can be overriden for the company's benefit. It could also potentially make boycotting a product a criminal offense due to its effects on the "potential profits"... (EDIT: I'm putting this in strikethrough for now because I haven't managed to find the source of this information again)

-A foreign investor could sue a country if it takes actions or has policies that hurt their investments. This could be done at the expense of the local population, and other local companies that do not have the capacity to do so.
-Innovation might be brought to a screeching halt, unless it profits the big pharmaceutical companies.
-Speaking of pharmaceutical companies, they would be allowed to hold on to their patents for even longer, and raise the prices of their products.
-Basically, this will create a sort of monopoly where the richest companies will be able to screw over the consumer with very little consequence.
-Once the partnership is signed, it will be difficult to reverse its effects.

And that's not even getting started on the copyright issues this brings up:

-Entire families might be kicked off the internet even if you're just ACCUSED of breaking copyright.
-Copyright infringement will become a jailable offense.
-ISPs will have to monitor its users' Internet activity in order to enforce these laws, or they could face the risk of being sued.
-Transferring your DVDs to digital, even for personal purposes, can be fined up to 10,000$.
-The lasting time of copyrights will be extended to 70 years after the death of the author before the content falls into public domain, something that could well harm the public domain itself.
-Entire sites may be taken down for copyright infringement. Youtube and deviantArt, I fear, may be the most likely victims of that.
-Cosplayers, I have bad news for you: cosplaying might become a punishable offense due to copyright.
-Fair use and other protections against copyright will be overriden by the TPP.
-Let's Plays, fan art, video game streaming, and other things we all enjoy and do could become illegal due to copyright.
-Copyright infringement will be punishable EVEN IF THE HOLDER DOES NOT FILE A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT!

And there's probably even more things I haven't brought up. I'm sorry to scare you all about this, but this needs to be known. Fortunately, we're not too late. There are still a few days until the negotiations end. What can you do?

-Research the topic. Being informed is the best defense against this deal, especially since these people are trying to keep this a secret from us.
-If you are in one of the affected countries, send an e-mail to your government representatives. Let them know about this deal, and tell them to back out support from it.
-TELL MAJOR YOUTUBERS ABOUT THIS! People like Markiplier, PewDiePie, and others are in danger of losing their livelihood due to this agreement. If they speak up about this, we will have reached millions of people who will take a stand against this problem.

Here are some of my sources. A good place as any to start reading up on the TPP:
knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/… (KnowYourMeme article on TPP. Check the image and video galleries for more info)
asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life… ("Why cosplay fans fear the TPP", Nikkei Asian Review)
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015… ("Secrecy of TPP talks fuels concern about influence of corporate property lobby", The Japan Times)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNL0mU… ("Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Awareness", Vinny from Vinesauce)
imgur.com/a/KuERk#wIaF3c1 (Imgur album that Vinny linked in the comment section of his video)

I'll be damned if I let this bullshit pass me by laying down.

Spread the word, my dear followers. Let's save the Internet, and our fanart as well!
~AROD
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Murray Gold - Song Of Freedom
  • Watching: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Playing: DROD: The Second Sky
  • Drinking: Water

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YAY, CAKE

*chomps it all up*
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*shuffle shuffle* Hey.... *shuffle* ... Hey, Artful...  *shuffle* Happy birthday. *melts into a nearby sewer grate*
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Happy birthday!!! :D
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Thanks! :D
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Yay you watched me! Nice! :heart:
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