Ramblings nobody wants to read, Secret Santa wishlists, unexplained herd of Waluigis, and anything else that won't fit in my more organized worlds. Enjoy! Or don't. :P ;)

Random personal info:

I'm 25, married, and expecting my first little person this fall (2023)! Yay! This also means I'll probably stop being so active online this fall, but that's a price I'm willing to pay for smol bebes. Still love you all!

I've also joined Tumblr now! But TheOtaku will always be my home base.

Have fun wandering the wonderful world of a weirdo.

Secret Santa Wishlist 2023

Hey-hey! I'm so excited to see what you, Mr./Mrs. Secret Santa, do with my wishlist! You can draw just one thing, or combine items into one picture, too. Artistic license, y'all!

I've tried to make the list fairly fandom-diverse, so you're (hopefully) not stuck drawing a character you don't know anything about.

~Avatar: The Last Airbender~
Prince Zuko
Uncle Iroh
Toph Beifong being her beautiful sassy self

~Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and/or Radiant Dawn~
Rajaion (with or without other Goldoans) (he and Soren would also be super cute probably)
Tibarn, Janaff, Ulki, and Reyson being bros
Any one of, or any combination of, the Heron Laguz from FE9 and FE10
Naesala (can be x Leanne but can also be standalone because Naesala is glorious

~Legend of Zelda~
Link (All Links are fun, but Twilight Princess Link is my fave. )
Imp Midna (Twilight Princess)
Link x Midna (either form)
Ghirahim being his fabulous self (Skyward Sword)

~Lord of the Rings~
Tom Bombadil and Goldberry (Aww.)
Treebeard interacting with his forest

- Literally anything from my original story, Silen Fah, will make me squeal in delight! (There are lots of characters I've posted on here; just look up "silen fah" under fanart.)
- The seven main playables from Xenoblade Chronicles doing something fun or cool together
- Aisling and Pangur from Secret of Kells
- Characters from Harvest Moon 64, Rune Factory: Frontier or Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny doing slice-of-life type stuff (farming, celebrating Christmas, fishing, playing with their animals or kids, whatever)
- Silliness involving characters or situations from the computer game FTL: Faster Than Light
- This is directly copy-pasted from my 2022 wishlist because it's still awesome and I would still love Waluigi Three Houses AU stuff: For anybody who doesn't mind supreme levels of AU weirdness, Waluigi from the Super Mario series, x Edelgard from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. They are betrothed and Waluigi is slated to be the new ruler of both the Black Eagles AND the Blue Lions (being, naturally, Dimitri's older brother). It's basically a convoluted inside joke that has never been put on paper (or screen), and might be a funny project to do!

~Super Mario~

Happy drawing!

Another Cosplay!

Went to see the Mario movie today! I won't spoil anything, but personally I had a lot of fun watching it and would probably watch it again, given the chance. I also had fun with the group I went with - a whole bunch of my family, extended and otherwise, including several other Otakuites! We got to visit and generally had a good old time.

AND! I had a good excuse to do another cosplay! This one was mostly just thrown together from my closet, but anyway. Fun to put together and to run around in! And also got a few good laughs and double takes from random people at the grocery store afterwards.... And my husband was horrified. X-D Enjoy!

Possibly the most bizarre pregnancy announcement you've ever seen

Vellatra Jr. is coming this fall! Lumber Jack and I are super hyped!

Thank you. That is all.

P.S. I'm terribly sorry about the poor quality; TheO is being a pain as far as shape and size restrictions....

Art Challenge - Life as a Harvest Moon character

I'm doing an informal art challenge! Informal, as in, I'm doing it at whatever pace I feel like doing it, not necessarily doing a drawing a day or anything. Been wanting to do it for awhile, and now I've got the time so here we go! Follow along if you want, or don't and just leave me to do my little silliness alone. Either way I think it will be fun!

1. Introduce Yourself!
Are you the farmer, or one of the villagers? What do you look like? Likes and dislikes? Give us a few details about yourself!

2. Your Loyal Companion
Many of these games have you starting off with a pet – or adopting one later. What kind of critter is following you everywhere? A dog? A squirrel? A monster?

3. Daily Life
What are some of the things you do every day? Do you garden? Tend animals? Run a little shop? Do your “normal things” change with the seasons?

4. True Love
Are you married? Have your eye on one of those attractive neighbors? Show us your love interest, and a little bit about them!

5. At Home
Who do you live with? Your parents and siblings? That true love of yours? Some wild and crazy children? Or nobody at all? Show a scene from inside your farmhouse! (Or your townhouse.)

6. Friends and Neighbors
Who are some of your favorite NPCs to interact with, or ones you deal with most frequently? [If you have a lot of these to draw – extended family, coworkers, neighbors, etc. – split this prompt up and take all the time you like! A week, if you must. ;) ]

7. Festival
Every one of these games has fun contests, races, and festivals at various times of the year. What is one of your favorites?

8. Cutscenes From Your Past
What are some significant cutscenes that you've already triggered? They can be happy or sad – but ones that are memorable, and probably changed the course of your game forever.

9. Cutscenes From Your Future
What's a significant cutscene that you're trying to trigger, or hope to someday, but you haven't quite gotten there yet? (Time to pull up the walkthroughs and figure out how to do it....)

10. In Your Pocket
What can usually be found in your rucksack? Berries? Watering can? Fishing pole? Flowers? Your imagination is the limit!

11. Time to Explore!
What's an interesting location to check out in your game? What makes it special? What do you do there?

12. An Important Lesson
As a wee squirt playing Harvest Moon 64, I learned never to throw rocks down the well. You can't ever get them back, and they're much sturdier fencing than the wooden posts! What's something you've learned since you started your game?

13. Magic
Even if it's in the background, every one of these games has an element of magic to it – water sprites, enchanted tools and weapons, goddesses.... What's the magic like in your game?

14. Wild card!
Last picture! Thanks for doing my silly art challenge. Draw whatever fun thing from your game that you'd like! :D

BlueVanguard Concept Sketches

I had a REALLY hard time deciding which of BlueVanguard's wishlist requests to draw.... Here is some quick sketching I did while trying to figure it out. I think the runner-up to my final choice was Hojo and Izuka, but I feared that my art style wouldn't do their evil wrinkled faces justice. X) Enjoy!