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Lovely card above by the incredible Angel Zakuro!<3 Thank you!<3

Hiya everyone~ ^^ Welcome to my little world!
This is probably just a place where I'll put my posts and such~ otherwise, probably not much is going to happen here ^^;
And the rest, I'll leave to you guys!~ Enjoy~

Art trades: Closed(sorta)
Requests: Closed
Gifties: Open(but only at my discretion, naturally)

A bit of information about me:

Name: Sayura/Sayura-chan(so friends call me)
Birthday: October 14th
Age: 20
Hobbies: Drawing, golfing, archery, playing piano, singing(some) and some other things ^^

Likes in no particular order(manga/anime/movie/game-wise):
Howl's Moving Castle-Howl/Sophie
Final Fantasy Series-Cloud/Leon/Tidus/Yuna/Vaan/Rasler/Ashe/Serah
Kingdom Hearts Series-Cloud Strife/Riku/Roxas/Namine
Hana Kimi-Izumi Sano/Mizuki Ashiya
Code:Breaker- Ogami Rei/Sakura SakuraKouji/Hitomi/Toki/Hachiouji Rui
Tegami Bachi/Letter Bee- Gauche Suede/Lag/Jiggy Pepper/Aria /Zazie
Claymore- Miria/Isley/Clare/Riful/Teresa/Raki
Bleach- Kuchiki Rukia/Kuchiki Byakuya/Kurosaki Ichigo/Ishida Uryu/Toshirou Hitsugaya
Heart No Kuni No Alice-Blood Dupre/Julius Monrey/Alice Liddell
Gakuen Alice-Mikan Sakura/Natsume Hyuuga/Imai Subaru/Ruka Nogi/Tsubasa Ando
Rurouni Kenshin-Kenshin Himura/Sojiro Seta/Aoshi Shinomori
The Gentleman's Alliance Cross-Takanari Togu/Haine Otomiya
Alice 19th-Kyo Wakamiya/Alice Seno/Frey
Shugo Chara-Ikuto Tsukiyomi/Amu Hinamori
Yu Yu Hakusho-Kurama/Hiei/Yusuke
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle-Fai D. Flourite/Syaoran Li
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion-Lelouch Lamperouge
Gundam SEED-Athrun Zala/Cagalli Yula Atha
Watashi Ni XX Shinasai-Kitami Shigure

The list goes on to pretty much anything =P I've read many more manga so if you want to strike up a discussion about a mangaka/game/anime/movie creator on this list, don't be afraid to ask! I've looked at many works by each of the above authors/artists!

-My Deviantart(active)

Something random you should know: I LOVE it when people draw the character's personality is intact(in other words, unchanged)~ it really gives the picture a better feel because they act the same as they were made to be.

Voice meme complete!

Agh I'm so embarrassed by this haha...

Hello everyone~! Couple of things to note before you listen to my voice meme:

1)It is REALLY REALLY loud, so as soon as you open it, turn the volume down way low(and also my singing ended up sounding a lot louder than it actually did so you can hear the sickness/nervousness in my voice a lot more with the loudness OTL).

2)When I speak to people, especially in America, I try to say Japanese/Korean things in an Americanized accent so they can follow me even though I naturally like to speak with it in the original language... forgive me for my Americanized-sounding and my original-language-sounding pronounciation switch-ups throughout the meme when I say names and titles. xD I couldn't decide which one to use haha!

3)I was pushing it a bit on the singing, mostly because I'm kinda sick(recovering from being sick) and also nervous LOL.

4)I was REALLY wth at the "southern accent" questions xD because I don't have one!

5)It's really long. About 45min to be exact, so if you want to know the order in which I answered the questions to sorta scroll around and find your part, here it is:

The singing is at the very beginning xD(one Disney song, part of one Korean song)

moonlit dream
Yours Truly

And thank you to everyone on this list who asked questions/requested! xD My singing wasn't that good today because I'm still recovering from being a bit sick but yeah~ I hope it'll suffice.

Sorry if I sound a bit obnoxious or something! >.< I worry about that sometimes haha.

6)I'll record my singing/playing piano properly TOGETHER (when I'm NOT recovering from a sickness haha) for you, Akioh-chan. LOL

Click here for the voice meme!

Enjoy! >.<

One of those moments where...

Even when you feel like it's all for nothing, trying to be a good person, even if you doubt yourself to be one, will bring you so many wonderful surprises.

I'm very grateful, and also very happy.

Even if I'm crying as I type this.
I have such wonderful people in my life and I'm glad for that.

Thank you everyone for being a part of it. ^^


Hello everyone~ the title is somewhat true.
I REALLY want to vent about some things that I have been patient with(that aren't really too big of a deal), but I'm gonna hold my tongue and take it. >.< If I'm gonna be a host for an event, it'd be best not to throw myself out there as someone really negative lol. So no worries~

In any case, I'm sorry it's been a while since I've posted! But I'm going to be quick with this one. ^^ Just letting you all know(who don't know already), that I've decided to host a Secret Santa event as seen HERE for drawings only.
Thanks so much to everyone that has joined so far!<3 Most of you are invites xD but I'm happy with all of the people that have wanted to be a part of it! 40 people is definitely more than I ever anticipated for this event >.< Especially considering that I'm not exactly popular on this site haha.

On the other hand, I'm being killed so badly by the amount of reading I have to do. OTL It's just been reading ALL the time...so much so that I don't even have time to review it and take notes T__T I wish I were a super fast reader(and an avid reader that liked to read at that)...it'd make this SO much easier.

Otherwise though, thanks everyone for being patient with me~ I'm sorry it's been like forever and a half since I've submitted something here lol. But I promise you I'm working on stuff >.< Maybe I've gotta work harder..man haha.
But um..what else...

Well I went to my very first football game ever today! It was the Gators(Florida) vs. Commodores(Vanderbilt) today and it was SO much fun! I was surprised haha considering I only like football to a certain extent. Even the halftime show was great ^^ I had a really nice time!(90144 people attended! @__@)

That's all for me~! Take care everyone!

Secret Santa event(on DA/theO)?+WIP

Good morning everyone!! It's one of those strange mornings where, despite the horrendous amount of work I have(and how sick I feel at the moment), I still feel really really happy. It's a beautiful day outside.

The main purpose of this journal, however, was to ask you all(or those of you that have a DA anyway) if you'd like to join in on my friend's Secret Santa event on DA. You can find all of the info and rules on how to join at the SS account here!
But um..yeah there are many participants so far so you don't have to worry about the event failing! I'm a part of it too, so if my friends could join in on it, that'd make me very happy!

On that note, since the Secret Santa event I mentioned above is happening on DA, are any of you thinking of hosting a SS event on theOtaku? I've thought about it but I'm not sure how many would want to join if I hosted haha.

I guess aside from that, there isn't much..I've been so busy with clubs, papers, tests, school and friends nowadays, it's been very difficult for me to come online consistently nowadays. I went out with my friends to a birthday dinner on Friday to BJ's and then hung out with them at the mall. Oh, and I drove them to and from the event, so I was very proud of myself for having survived! haha But I'm just glad that they're safe and I had a wonderful time.

I also performed at my first gig for Singer-Songwriter Club on Thursday of last week! I have much to learn in the realm of music but I'm still proud that people liked my performance(despite it just being me and my friend playing background music). My friend has taught me so much just by letting me watch him play. He's really amazing and I'm so grateful to him.

I've also just gotten back into Kimi ni Todoke and I really love it. ^^ I've been reading quite a bit all morning to match the wonderful weather outside and I feel much happier now.

Also, I'll be posting the answers to the questions you guys asked for my Voice Meme soon! So be prepared!

Again, I apologize for my absence! But I'm trying my best to keep up with you all!
Thank you so much everyone for being patient with me! I can't thank you enough!
Take care of yourselves!

And to prove that I AM working on art lol here's a WIP of one of the pics I'm working on. Here you will see why it's taking such a long time.

Birthday+Ask Me More Voice Meme Questions?

Good morning everyone!<3 Happy Saturday! I hope you all have been doing well!

I wanted to say THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE SWEET BIRTHDAY WISHES AND GIFTS! >.< I was OVERWHELMED with how many wishes and things I got haha! Thank you so very much for all of your sweet words and wonderful gifts!<3 *super hugs all of you* I am SO grateful that I know so many wonderful people! I love you all so much!

On that note, I got like...20 gifts or something on here?! LOL I was so overwhelmed haha! And plus some of you left sweet messages or guestbook signings and for those I'm also really grateful! >.< I wanted to post something for my birthday but it looks like I'll be late again OTL. In any case, thank you so so much!
Here are some of the arts I got for my birthday! >.< Thank you!
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I'll be going out to eat dinner tonight with my family to celebrate!~ and of course, there will be ice cream cake<3 If you guys have heard of Olive Garden, that's where we're going! ^^
It's so weird to finally be 18 years old but I'm just happy that I've been able to live this long with such a wonderful family and many friends beside me! I can't wait for the years to come(though I'm in no hurry to grow up!) xD

And just a side note, there's still a Kiriban at 10014 views on DA AND I'm still doing a Voice meme, so if you have questions, feel free to ask!! <3
How does it work? Just ask me questions and I'll answer all of your questions with my real voice!(or if you have a request or something strange, go for it xD)

In any case, thank you all so much again for being so kind and sweet to me! I love you all so very much!<3 Take care of yourselves!