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NeptuneButterfly
The Butterfly Alchemist
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Deep in the heart of Texas
Favourite genre of music: Anything from the 80s
Favourite style of art: Japanese Manga
Operating System: Vista
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Nano
Shell of choice: All kinds
Wallpaper of choice: Slayers (currently)
Skin of choice: Um, my own?
Favourite cartoon character: Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist), Meryl Stryfe (Trigun), Filia Ul Copt (Slayers)
Personal Quote: One must doubt in order to learn how to believe
Interests
  • Mood: Hopeless
  • Listening to: The ringing in my clogged ear
  • Reading: This journal as I type it out
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: The 'Wasting My Time' Game
  • Eating: About to get brownies
  • Drinking: About to get milk to go with said brownies
Yup, I take too long on everything, don't I?  Including getting a job, it seems.  I'm getting down to the wire here, and I don't know how much longer I'll be able to keep running on fumes.  What's even worse, I'm getting the creative itch and want to draw SO BAD!  I told myself not to start on any non-sewing projects until I get a steady job.  I didn't realize I would be coming back here months later, still unemployed.  I wanted to get revisions on my current Slayers fanfic up too, but I also told myself not to do that until I get a job.  I'm only writing new chapters, and even that has slowed down to a lethal crawl due to being sick for almost a month.  I've been talking about selling my stuff for a while and secretly hoping I'll only end up selling stuff that I honestly don't want anymore, but it looks like I'll have to do more than that.  I did get a request for a sewing job, but the guy who wants me to do it always seems to be too busy to respond whenever I bug him about it on Facebook.

On a happier note, I did get to go to A-Kon 24 last weekend in the nice new hotel they were holding it in.  I had already bought the ticket before I was out of a job and decided not to waste it.  I also GREATLY improved my Filia costume from last year, but sadly, did not get enough personal photos to share with you guys immediately.  I had lots of people take my picture though.  One guy even gave me his DA account name, so I can actually find one of these elusive photos!  I will be posting pictures taken from home (again, when I have some form of employment) with a couple of other improvements I want to make and after I get it washed.  The cape especially got dirty from everyone stepping on it! >.<  And I thought I was going to have that issue with the tail!  If I manage to get a job before September, I might even wear it at A-Fest (held in the hotel were A-Kon used to be).  I probably won't bother with a ticket and hang out in the areas that don't require a badge.  I heard there was going to be a group of Slayers cosplayers, and one of them came up to me in A-Kon and begged me to come.  They needed a Filia!  So excited!

I'm hoping to get a new computer soon after employment as well.  I don't like the stupid monitor my laptop is connect to.  The screen on my laptop went out early this year, and its been tied to my desk ever since.  *sigh*  I never knew the freedom that a laptop offered until I got this one.  Now I'm chained down again.

If anyone has any ideas for employment, or has a sewing commission or an employment offer, LET ME KNOW!  A commission will help me pay for insurance and school loans while I continue to search for a job.  They're thankfully the only two things I have to worry about paying right now as I'm staying with Dad.  I do jobs around the house for him to pay for the 'rent' sort of speak.

As for the type of commissions I'm willing to take, almost anything is free game, from costumes, to accessories, to regular clothing.  I'm about to start learning how to use the serger I got last Christmas, so I'll be able to greatly expand my options.  The few things I won't do is leather (though I do have some projects of my own I hope to do soon so I can learn a few things about leather!), corsets (not without a good pattern anyway), jewelry (unless its something that can be sewn or made out of foam or styrofoam or simply glued together), and very heavy coats (that might kill my sewing machine, but of course, I'm open for negotiation).  I'm not a high quantity sewer, I take my time, but I do pay attention to detail.  If you're a perfectionist like me, I'm sure you'll appreciate it.  However, I've also learned how to let things slide during a time crunch or when something's not working and find a suitable shortcut.  Anyone who has made costumes would understand.  I'll do my very best. ^____^

I also want to add that I can make simple patterns and modify pre-made ones, and I can do patterns for detailed work (my favorite thing to do!).  I don't post these things up on my account because I don't want others stealing my hard work.  If you have a request concerning crochet or cross-stitch, I'll take those as well!  Just make sure you tell me what you want, and I'll do my best whether its a ready made pattern or something unique.  Just keep in mind that these sort of projects take much more time to complete and can cramp my hands if I do it too many hours at a time.

:frail:
~NB~

My sis:
:iconwarriorofdestiny:

P.S.
My sister is trying to get a website up for her chain mail work.  If you're interested just contact her.  She needs the monies too!

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AGlimpseOfMe Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch for the :+fav:! (Kinda late) =)

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RollZero Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! =D Airborne  Have your cake and eat it too
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NeptuneButterfly Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies!  ^___^ Sorry for the late reply.  There's a lot going on right now.

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~NB~
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RollZero Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem I understand ^^
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I saw you had posted on a submission called "The Convenience of Equality" by TESM and I just wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed it, particularly when you mentioned the infamous "slippery slope" and especially this:
"One could argue that man-woman marriage nowadays is in ruins, its true, but that's because we've had the moral foundation RIPPED out of our society."

Thanks for making my evening!
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NeptuneButterfly Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^___^ I seriously am tired of all the emotional appeals made to accept this as the new norm.  Emotional appeals make THE WORST arguments when concerning laws, but they are effective.  Most people are either too short-sighted or willfully ignore the long-term consequences for the sake of a temporary "false peace" to avoid the damning label of 'homophobe.'  Some of my family and longtime friends have practically copped-out on this issue, claiming they don't really care either way.  One even cited her 'asexuality' as a reason why she can't have a say in this, even after openly saying she was for it for years.  Its obvious that she's unsure and is tired of dealing with the issue, so she just gave herself an easy way out.

Just wait until they appeal for pedophilia.  NAMBLA is already working on it, using the same arguments that the gay activists have been using for years, and with their close association with each other, they just might pull it off if no one bothers to resist early on.

I found a very good video of a testimony from a man who was raised by lesbians.  He's just one of many, but his really stood out.  I should probably post it somewhere.  One of the best lines gave when talking about the lack of a father figure at home was that it "crushed his soul."  His mannerisms and the way he dealt with people was severely compromised from the family dynamic he suffered at home (and it showed in the video, at least, I was able to tell, I don't know if others would), even though, yes, he loved both of them.  In fact, he preferred the company of his mother's partner which certainly didn't sit well with his real mother.  Another favorite line actually came from an article he wrote for an ex-gay website (he came out of his childhood experience a bisexual) was that when your home life is so different from most of the others around you, "you grow up weird."  He didn't suffer any discrimination partly because no one knew what was really going on and if they did, it was never addressed.  I also loved how in the video he described his first experience being with a woman instead of a man, that it "made you vulnerable" because of the difference of the sexes, but it also made the relationship much deeper and more fulfilling.  By the way that woman is his wife now, go figure!

In a world that increasingly treats children as commodities, where some will spare no expense to get them when they want them, and set them up as trophies or at the very least as arm candy, and others will throw them away when they're inconvenient, born or not, and others still outright exploit them, born or not (don't even get me started on what some doctors are hoping to do with the ovaries of an aborted girl!), its amazing we're still here.  Its all about the selfish adults.  I've learned so much on my journey to the other side of the issue, there are times I wish I could just shoot myself for being so stupid and get away from it all.

Okay, here's a great quote I found somewhere I feel is very relevant to the gay marriage issue: "When you enjoy a behavior, it is not correct to say that it is what is right.  The worst liars are our feelings."  So true.  I should know, I'm an emotional wreck myself at times.

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~NB~
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Haha, you are sadly quite correct. Feelings are the most common and most effective means to persuade, even when the situation should be obviously bad, and they are really not even arguments but just feelings that can and will change in a snap.
I understand the feelings of your friends, I myself have wanted to just give up and act like their is nothing wrong with certain behaviors, but I have not which is certainly hard for many considering that we "are" homophobes, bigots, anti-equals, etc. People lose their jobs, children get fed the homosexuality propaganda, etc. If we just gave up, life would be easier. But I am not looking for easy, I am looking to show that I believe that "so-so" is wrong for Christian reasons and therefore I will not support it, even if my life might be miserable.

Haha, I have read/heard about NAMBLA multiple times. With the way things are going now, that group will eventually succeed with their goals to legalize their desires. It might take years or decades, but once we start rolling on this path, it will hit all other goals unless the ball is gone. Only the speed is the question.
I even found places that supported zoophiles and conveniently the excuses/arguments they use for promoting their desires are almost identical to that which eventually legalized homosexuality. People can only really argue "consent", but I have seen some very interesting arguments that zoophiles have made to get around that, and if it gets out, it could be quite effective. I even wrote something about that. If I supported homosexuality, I would be already supporting bestiality, pedophilia, etc. They deserve happiness too, right? Or are we going to say to our neighbor "I do not believe you deserve happiness"?

I think I recognize who you refer too, I have read a testimony about a man who was raised by lesbians, grew up identifying as a bi-sexual, but then married a woman and suppressed his other sexual attractions. It was a sad story and it is even worse now that same-sex couples now can easily get their hands on children and be defined as parents. I think it will be a while before the world finally sees what happens when you re-define marriage and no longer allow for children to have both a mother and father.

Speaking of discrimination, I had read about statistics on homosexuals and depression/mental problems. The common claim is that "homosexuals are discriminated against so that is why they are so depressed", but then if you look at statistics in other places where homosexuality has been accepted for quite some time, the depressions/mental problems have not decreased. I do not recall where I had read that, it was just something I had come across on one of my searches.

Yep, children are regarded as trophies alright, as well as conveniences, parasites, life-suckers, and toys. People will likely do what they can to love them, but only when THEY choose to have kids. If the children came "unexpectedly"... despite the common knowledge that male/female sex naturally creates babies, then those unborn are now regarded as something un-human and un-worthy of life unless YOU want it. If we can treat the unborn this way, as things that we can toss or keep, it is no wonder that people have decided that it is not necessary for them to have both sexes for parents. Who knows where else this might go.
Hm? I am quite curious now about doctors/ovaries, that sounds like something I have not heard/read about before.

Same here... it would be so easy... but my life and body are sacred too.

Haha, love that quote.
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ingeline-art Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for so many favs-
you made my day!!!
Ingeline with much love ;-)))
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NeptuneButterfly Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^__________^ I can't get enough of the architecture in those photos.

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~NB~
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ingeline-art Jun 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
I am so glad that you like my pics -
you're so welcome !!!
Ingeline wtih much love ;-)))
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