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Name: Akioh Anoiyama
Nickname: Aki
Gender: Girl/Female
Age: 21. Such an old soul.
About: Akioh is one or more of the following (depending on what sort of day she's having):: a complete spazz (with two "z"s), an artist, a weird person, And a complete and utter fool.
She also loves old music. If you like oldies, she wants you to be her friend.

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Current Art Trades/Gifts
Something for Cheriblossomchibi, which I have inked but still need to color.
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Greetings, and welcome to dream land. What is dream land, exactly? Its actually just where I post what kind of stuff I'm drawing/working on. ^^ I also post recent submissions and such. .3. Why is it called dream land, you ask? Well, cos my username is moonlit dream... and that has the word dream in it.... and this is my world... -_-;; yea. The world name is unimportant. x3
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EDIT: Closed!

Edit: I posted this on other sites and managed to get 5 replies total between all sites, so I'm gonna do charms for those 5 people!

Mood: neutral

I recently found out that Zap! Creatives lets you buy single acrylic charms at a time! THAT'S CRAZY! And good! I don't know of any other charm services that do that other than like... random Chinese production companies online.

Anyway, I'm saying this bc I'll probably draw and order a charm of one of my OCs or smth for myself at some point... but it also got me wondering if anyone would want me to draw and order a charm of one of their OCs for them? :o

If you'd want one, you'd have to pay for your charm production cost ($8.85 for a 2" charm) and USPS shipping (about $2.50?), but other than that I'd do everything else (drawing and ordering the charms). So like... you'd have to send me $11.35 so I could pay for your charms. You'd also have to give me your shipping address.

I wouldn't be making money off of these by the way. It'd be like me drawing a chibi request of your OC and you ordering through Zap! to have a charm made out of it... except I'd be doing all the charm file set-ups and orders and whatever.

Anyway, this was just an idea I had... I thought it'd be a fun gift-y kind of thing to do for my friends here. I personally love getting physical art and stuff of my OCs, so I thought maybe you guys would be interested in getting charms done of your OCs. ;u;7 I'd probably only do a maximum of 5 and do it later in the year rather than sooner. :o BUT YEAH...! If you're interested, comment here! :o

And if money is a problem, I might do this with plastic shrink film charms instead! I'd pay for everything, but you'd still need to send me your shipping address... (not now obviously, but if I do end up doing these.)

Holographic Laminate Tests

I recently found out about a holographic laminate that's sold at Hobby Lobby! I thought I'd give it a try on some of my stickers and things.

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It's pretty cute, but the main issue I have with it is that it makes dark colors really difficult to see... it seems to work better with lighter things. It's really obvious on this dark print I tried the laminate out on:

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It's really hard to see the color distinctions even when the light isn't shining on the holographic stuff. :T WELL, I think it works alright for stickers but it's kinda too difficult for prints and bigger things since I have to stick it on manually. I'm gonna test out a different holo pattern that Hobby Lobby has, too. Getting stuff holographic printed by a printing service is likely a lot better quality, but idk I don't have the money for that atm haha;;;

BUT YEAH, I'll probably make holo stickers an option for sale in my store sometime. I'll give a couple of them a test run at Kigacon to see what kind of feedback they get first, tho. WOO HOO, HOLOGRAPHIC.

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MOOD: ???!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?

I JUST GOT INTO THE OTAKON ARTIST ALLEY HOLY CRAP???????????

Con update or smth

Mood: Pretty awake WOO

HEYO, I've officially had a job for a week now, haha. It's been alright! Today was a bit busier bc the real receptionist was sick, so I took her place. But it was good! Kept me busy. Talking on the phone was super scary tho, haha;;;;

ANYWAY, that's not what I'm talking about. I feel like talking about con stuff! So I finally heard back from Anime Mid-Atlantic after bugging them on FB and they told me their Artist Alley is super full so they waitlisted me. Which is nbd, but IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THEY TOLD ME THAT A MONTH AGO...............
But anyway.

Instead, I think I'm going to try to apply to some cons hosted on college campuses! They're much cheaper and a little more local (tho not by much HAHA like up to almost 3 hours away;;;). I'm not really trying to make a ton of $$$ at these events since they're small (I'm estimating a turnout of like 500 people for average college cons), but it'll be a good opportunity to give out my business card and idk. Market myself, as they say. So far I've applied to Kamecon (UMD) and I've emailed Eastern Shore Fan Con (UMES) about table availability, so I guess I'll just wait to hear back about those.

I also just bought a table for Kigacon (CNU), so I guess that's the next con I'll be tabling at!!!!! It was only like $20 haha NICE. I'm glad I'm not spending like huge cash for this con. Not really planning on buying new merch either.
I'm kinda excited because CNU is like half an hour away from the college I just graduated from (I went to William & Mary, I guess it doesn't really need to be a secret haha), so I'm hoping I'll be able to visit my friends sometime that weekend too. *u*/ ♥

BUT YEAH!!! Those are my current con plans. It's nice that I have a con to look forward to next month, haha. I thought the next thing I was gonna apply for would be AUSA, and that con's not till like.... OCTOBER.......... but yeah VAGUE ART-Y JOB STUFF. The only thing that's bothering me abt all the con stuff is the driving, since I can't drive. "orz I wish I could just drive myself out to these places w/o having to bother my mom about all of this bc she's busy;;; BUT I'M JUST SO SCARED OF DRIVING.... I'm slowly learning;;; SOON!!! I WILL BE ABLE TO DRIVE ON MY OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, that's all. Hope you guys have a nice week!

Job + Twitter

Mood: Sleepy ahah;;

First off, thanks to the people who commented or even read my last post, I feel a lot more level-headed about things now. :^) I think I've mostly been frustrated because I've been home all day with like no activity going on besides my cats bothering me, haha;;; The internet's been like my main source of ~outside interaction~ for the past month, so everything's just felt so slooooowowowowow since I don't really have a ton of online friends that I keep in regular contact with;;;

BUT!!! I'm decent now, hopefully. I just started my part-time job, so that should take care of the feeling that I'm not doing anything, hahaha.

SO YEAH I think I mentioned elsewhere, but got a job! I'm working as an assistant/receptionist at an accounting firm and I'm mostly going to be in charge of scanning and helping with organization. Today was actually super slow, which is good because it's helped me kind of just let things sink in haha;;; Once tax season picks up, I'll be more busy. Everyone at the workplace seems really nice though (and plus there's only like 5 other people), so I'm hoping things will go well. I just need to get used to waking up at like 6 AM all over again, hahaaaaa..... I'M HAVING HIGH SCHOOL FLASHBACKS what the heckle. LUCKILY, I only work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so I should still have time to work on drawings! I really want to do that redraw challenge, hopefully I can get something done. >_<

IN OTHER NEWS, (?) I'm still waiting to hear back from anime cons. I'm mainly trying to get in contact with Anime Mid-Atlantic because I emailed them WAY BACK IN DECEMBER and still haven't heard from them.................................. I even sent them like 2 or 3 other emails during the last month. But alas, no luck...
SO!!!
I ended up making a twitter account to try to get in contact w/ them, bc that's where they're most active. You can also follow me on twitter if you want to!

https://twitter.com/xmoonlitxdreamx

You don't have to tho, idk if I'm even really going to use it. Idk how to use the site and i don't really have an understanding for the twitter culture/atmosphere (?) either. I'll probs just cross-post from tumblr when I do half-decent drawings. Feel free to link me your twitters tho so I can follow you! :^D

Anyway, that's what's going on over on my end. Hope you have a nice week! :D