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I guess this is ill be my sort off personal blog type thing
About Me
Nicknames: Ell, Ellie Nationality: Welsh - British
Description: Short, dyed red hair, green eyes, knower of random facts, geek (and proud), quiet.
Likes: Drawing, (a lot of drawing) Anime and Manga, geeky boys, Doctor Who, Seth Green, music, chocolate, reading, history & Myths, drawing, computers, comedy shows, walks, nature and most importantly stars.

Other Accounts:

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Projects:

30 day art improvement -+- Inktober -+- Sketch Marathon -+- OC world (inprogress) -+- RP World

Stores:
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My Other Worlds =
Open Sketchbook -+- Animation Creations -+- Photo Album

Projects and Stuff

Just a small post about projects and stuff, I’ll make a proper post or something about individual works and stuff later on.

Projects and stuff

Lovell, Iven & Dalla - for now, is on indefinite hold.
This has been a difficult decision to come to, but it had to be done. I love the characters dearly, but at the time I begun developing their world, I was and still am nowhere near mature enough to fully world build an entire planet. Along with never having a plot or real idea where the story would go and so many other problematic things. I would love to do something with the characters and maybe they'll come back in other projects in some form or have cameos.
I will still draw them whenever I have ideas and they will never truly be gone

Saving Avalon
(My so far only named thing >.<) An Environmentalism/Solarpunk story. Still working out a lot of things to do with this but it is a project I’m more confident with working on, but it is also not the one I am most confident about so it isn’t the priority. The biggest thing I’m trying to work out is how the environment to such a state I need it to be in the story, with out the use of a nuclear winter.

Cyberpunk
The newest project~ A cyberpunk story. The main characters are pretty much worked out as has the general plot idea. The things I need to work out the most is state of technology, trying to work out the technological advancements is tricky and I do want to keep it somewhat realistic/plausible and I need to work out the layout of the land and the city, it’s quite important to work those things out to do with the story plot.
But I’m overall looking forward to working on it more – I wish I could come up with a name for it though . . .

Fantasy-verse (not it’s name, don’t worry)
(I’m so bad with names . . .) You know the whole lot I’ve drawn for years? Yep they now have a vague story universe to live it :D If the whole fantasy/magic/supernatural comes as a bit of a surprise and stuff, well the truth is that it always has been like that, deep down. For the longest time I wasn’t sure if I should go down a fantasy route due to having my confidence shaken about doing things to do with magic and I still get those wobbles, but I’ve decided to follow my heart and something I have a deep fascination with.

Another reason for my hesitation is because of a close friend online, they were one of the first friends I made online and someone whose really been supportive to me. But they don’t like this sort of things and I didn’t want to lose them and stuff and so I tried to make them ‘normal’, but in the end I wasn’t happy, and I didn’t know where I was going. It’s neither of our faults, we’ve just been raised up differently, this refers to other things along with the magic/supernatural element, but it wasn’t really fair on myself either and I was holding myself back with ideas and developing. I know this seems a bit unnecessary, but I felt that I should say something.

Whilst there is no general or firm plot but I am writing short stories for them and I have ideas and is one I enjoy a lot working with and I’m having fun researching and worldbuilding and so on and its partly a collab with the wonderful :devchipolvee:

Then there are some other projects that just require me to get better at writing ^^;

Authorship and Pen name
I’ve been writing again in the last few months and there is a part of me who would like to publish these stories one day maybe. I like writing as it gives me ideas to illustrate and stuff and I also find that, as much as I love making comics, I can get many more stories in the same amount of time. But I’ve been considering maybe using a pen name of sorts. Partly because of privacy and other such things, and partly because I don’t want my work to be judged based on my gender or people not reading my work because of it too, like what J. K. Rowling had to do. If I write kids stuff I want all kids to read my work, because there is evidence – even if it is word of mouth – that boys won’t read something written by a female author, and that’s real sad and it shouldn’t be the case but maybe one day things will change.

My name Ellenor Mererid is pretty feminine and I like my name regardless. I could use E.M and then my surname, but as most of you know I’m Welsh and I have the most typical Welsh surname that you could guess it and I don’t like useing it anyway and I have no other surname to use either, I could just pick a random one that seems nice and works for me but I’m not sure yet.

So yeah, just some things I’ve been wanting to get off my chest ^^; any advice naming things or anything would be greatly appreciated.
Onwards and upwards for projects~

~ A year in review and a look towards the future ~

Hi :) I hope everyone is doing well ^^ 2017 is nearly over and so it’s time to look over the year that’s been and things that will happen in 2018. I’ve gotten some more comics done, two for my University and one as a gift ...

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Commission Sheet

(I've meaning to post it sooner but I kept talking myself out of it ^^;)

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Full commission details in the journal - here - So yeah :) I've been a bit busy lately, so I apologise for the lack of updates, but working hard :) I hope you all well :D

S.S 2017 Wishlist

Hello everybody :D

This is my wishlist for Toyotami kun and Neilly Secret Santa event

Dear Secret Santa,

I'm going to be really cheeky and say that I want a drawing of any of my original characters, that's it. I really love seeing other people draw my characters and that what makes me happiest and I really don't mind who, they can be doing anything or even interacting with some of you own ^^

A lot can be found here; Oc folder

folder of stuff - Instagram of stuff

(I'm working on my toyhou.se account - so they'll all be in one place one day ^^;)

*I'll add more to it if I get told too*

Thank you very much

Ellenor Mererid

Planned Obsolescence

This is more of a moan than a rant if anything - I just need to get it off my chest, feel free to add your own views and experiences in the comments :)

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Planned obsolescence - is "industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time"

I have finally gotten a new laptop, my old (&first one) is nearly 7 years old and whilst it is still going and I have been able to fix any problems that arise with it, but with it's age its memory is failing and when crashes are happening they're bigger and I'm getting to the point where I'm worried I will no longer be able to fix it and that it will fail at an important time. Having a laptop is important to me because I do a lot of my work on it and working purely from a library computer is just impractical and terrifying to me, so my hand was forced to finally buy a new one.

I should also add that it takes a lot of effort for me to spend money - I always feel guilty for spending money and that I should not spend anything on myself but my hand was forced like I said.

I had been saving up to buy a wacom cintiq (13hd - they're about £650), but that money was diverted to buying a laptop and I was okay with that, just continue using my trusted Bamboo and save up the money again.
But, when I tried to set up the tablet with the new computer, it wouldn't work and found out that Wacom haven't made an update for Bamboo for Windows 10 which is really unfair -I know they've been discontinued but Bamboos are really good and last long, so why not make an update for the numerous tablets out there that are in perfectly working order and forcing people to buy new ones. I don't want to buy one of their low price range just then to buy a cintiq.

I could but a second one, but it's still a big investment and I want to get it from a reliable source and that I could call on if anything were to go wrong, but I have discovered that I could buy it over a monthly plan but I need to investigate it a bit further.

So yeah just basically a little post of moaning about the throw away culture (I know planned obsolescence helps with bussiness and developing products and so on but why punish those who can't afford to keep up or just don't think throwing things away is a good thing (not in a hording sense though))

on the plus side my new laptop is red and shiny~ (which is probably the biggest reason I bought it XD) it has a huge memory (so it will hopefully last longer than the old one :D) and I've been able to safely move everything important to it and I haven't had to re-buy existing programs and even gotten some cool looking free ones to try out (actually all bar one but I did get that one back in 2008 and held onto the CD and has been out of use for an age - I'm really just a weirdo who holds onto things for too long XD)

I'm trying to stay positive and not become too jittery and regret my decision :)

Hope all is well with you all :D