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

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

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 :)


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

Inktober question

I'm already thinking about INKtober and I want to plan ahead and stuff ^^ Depending on the thing I decide to do, I haven't decided weather or not I do the half or the full INKtober yet.
I was going to do a comic - but I haven't got any idea for a one shot thing or anything I would be happy to carry on further in ink, but one year I would like too :)

here is my question;
I want to do this years INKtober based on a theme, what should I do?

Characters and their corresponding animal

Character Illustrations (to be profile oics for them)

Drawing prompts/challenges

Characters and flowers

Characters and zodiac/planets

Character and songs

Just carry on with random/however I feell

Other? (please suggest :))

thank you :)

update + goals for 2017

I'm finally back and have proper internet connection :D :D Thank you to everyone for being patient with me :)

here to the yearly tradition and it's better late than never ^^; ^^;
Last years: [LINK]

2016 art summary: [LINK]

Art/work related:
1. Carrying on with the resolutions from last year - (e.e- Continue on improving);
2. Make more mini comics (I honestly have done some, I just never post them ^^; getting there at least)
3. Enter more contests,
4. Work on some personal projects;
a. Lovell & Iven’s Story
b. Building Avalon – work out a plot and script/detail it
c. Other secret ones - I have many ideas :)
5. Try and get a AA table
6. Take part in more events,
7. Read and write more
8. Maybe do livestream and/or speedpaint videos
9. Animate more
10. <strike>Try and to make more money :D *bricked* </strike>
11. Many stuff many stuffs

1. Keep running
2. Read more
3. Try and go into London (Don’t judge! It terrifies me!)
4. I want to do a bit of volunteering but the one I want to do means being on a island for a week away from everything but I don’t think I can in the summer due to on going dental treatment.
5. Watch less news (I have a bad habit of watching a little bit too much news – I watch it practically constantly XD ^^;)
6. Other stuff :D

2016 SS - Wishlist

Hello :) This is my wish list :D for the secret santa ‘16 hosted by Toyotami kun & Kaerlyn :)

Dear Secret Santa
I hope I don’t make things too difficult for you. If it’s okay could I have any one you these.
1. My oc’s doing something wintery type things
2. Dewey and Jessie being a cute little couple
3. Lovell and Iven {Picture of them} (sorry I haven't got a better for now)
4. Ozzy and Llew hanging out, doing something brotherly
5. Anything to do with the Dai and Mia - [link]
& [link - Dai]
6. I love my OC’s, so just anything to do with my OC’s will make me happy :D

Ozzy <- he's gignger, just to clarify
{LINK} where you'll find all of my oc's
Some of their profiles: Dewey, Ozzy, Jessie, Llew, Lovell & Iven.

Fan art
1. Sirius B from planetary moe
2. Anything Doctor Who
3. Fem!England X America is one (but any USUK will be a safe bet)
4. Jean X Marco from Attack on Titan (anything with these two will make me happy)
5. Makoto Tachibana from Free! Or MakoHaru

I like night sky/stars, cute things, my characters ^^ and yeah :3

Thank you
Ellenor Mererid

Hi :)

Hi *waves nervously*

I was planning on being really active this summer - working a lot, being really active online - but that didn't happen due to my home internet decided to go from tolerably bad to nonexistent!! I am possibly the only person who gets more active and stuff once the education starts ^^;

Other than arguing with my internet, my summer hasn't been all that interesting, trying to keep up the hard work I had been doing in the beginning of the year but with no internet I couldn't really do as much and my health decided to take advantage and also scarper DX but I have been drawing, just at a slower rate annoyingly - but I will make up for that noW! :D :D


- Emergency contacts -

I don't think theO will go down or anything and this will always be the easiest place to get in contact with me, as this place is the only place that my home internet (when it gets it act together work) seems to let me comment and send messages but here are some of my other online homes;

I use the same name for everywhere and that it’s already in the top bit of the world – I thought it could be useful.

Facebook (If you want to get my personal FB – PM me)
Uni blog on wordpress
I have a youtube but I don’t really do much on that for now. My dA is the second easiest place to contact me all year round – because that’s the only other place my internet vaguely lets me go on.

I think that’s all for now, I’ll add more if I join or remember more of them ^^;

I will now proced to start posting things :D