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*drags nails over her scalp*

Sat Jul 11, 2009, 5:49 PM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: power drills and hammers...
  • Reading: the label on the back of a paint can...
  • Watching: big burly he-man men pull walls down...
  • Playing: Huh?
  • Eating: sunflower seeds
  • Drinking: water


HI!

Ung, I'm so mad at myself. I screwed up in the dumbest way possible and I didn't even know until recently. I'm correcting things now. Just bear with me for this next week. I'd have known this sooner if I could have gotten to the library to check messeages and emails. I am SO sorry anyone this effected.

I read notes... Guh... I'm ashamed... I'll get to respond in the next day or two but I ask for at least this next week (renovations at my new place *___*...). This is a generic auto-response and kinda impersonal BUT I will get back to you personally. "First, I'm not upset. I understand completely and if I plan to be a pro I need to be more focused and disciplined. I apologize again (this is probably the 20th time...) about the delays. I need to learn to work AROUND all of other things. I should have tried WAY harder and if you are final on your decision there's no hard feelings on my end and I appreciate that you helped me when you did :). Thanks for understanding and again for your patience."


LOL, oh man, I feel like a loser just typing that. But hey, gotta own up to my mistakes and excuses.

Oh yeah, Advice to anyone, male or female looking for an apartment; don't settle for just anywhere AND don't let them pull that not enough income/you're single shit on you. WHO makes $30k a year? The people who are RENTING out the places don't even make that?! I pretty much got told because I'm female and have no man I'm at more risk of being late on rent/having domestic issues not associated with someone in a stable relationship/and I may be a liability in a building that doesn't have secure doors at all hours of the night. Because OTHER bitches are letting their drunk/high boyfriends into the building. I am apparently a statistic. YEAH. Mind you most of the property owners were MALE and had to comment on me being 'attractive and smart' and get their egos stepped on when I didn't respond to their come on's. I'm applying for an apartment, not a soulmate! So this apartment hunt was a nightmare-ish learning experience :D. The things you learn as you get older. I'm 25 now too... Guh.  

The only new art I have is commission art >__>;;; I'm still not going to post anything until I get those emailed out and all finished. Why does anyone even watch me? LOL!


Later!

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:iconnemurin:
nemurin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Oooh thanks for the pointers on apartments - I might have to move out this year and though getting a student home is different, I'm still going to keep it in mind.

Good luck fixing... whatever you did wrong that I don't seem to have understood. 8D
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nervene Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
If it means anything, I'd totally let you rent from me if I owned an apartment complex.
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operakitten Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Yeah, been there with the apartment thing. I'm living with my brother right now, which helps, but I've had the hardest time trying to find decent housing as a single young person.

One thing that you can do is to wear a suit and carry a briefcase when you go apartment hunting. They make very nice women's suits nowadays, and if you don't have one, trust me, you need one! I've had a lot better luck going in there looking very professional and business-like, whether it's apartment-hunting, job-hunting, or just a meeting with an asshole professor. :P
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EiceBleu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
'Round here the only requirement is that you make 3 times the rent in a month, so about 21k a year--and we're a college town too. Two junior colleges--Texas College (sucks), Tyler Junior College (good)--and we have a University of Texas at Tyler for our real college. We don't really have a housing problem here--UTT is pretty on top of things.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
That's discrimination and grounds for a civil suit. Report their arse!
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layilia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I have been there and heard that crap. Good luck with everything, and hope everything else is going well.

Love your work, and I am sure that everything will begin to look up for you now. :D :D :D
:hug:
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arania Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
*Nods* Even with the unfortunate issues that have come up for you, I have to say that you are still better at posting in your journal from time to time to let people who have commissioned you know that you still are thinking about the commissions and we're on your radar. The only thing that really unnerves me is when I don't hear at all from an artist I've paid money for months and months at a time, they don't post online, etc...
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Nashya Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Honestly if i could i'd be on here everyday spamming with updates about everyone's commission status i just have such limited time with the internet. this last time was a total fluke though. I'm telling ou the universe gives me a bone then takes it away before i start chewing... my DSL (XD;; i know dsl) was running but my brothers lame house had no working phone jacks... *sigh*. BUT expect more from me. If only a star next to your name meaning *finished* XD;;;.
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arania Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aich - sounds like one of those frustrating times where if it's not one thing it's another >.< I hope that you're able to get your net problems (and others!) solved soon - I know how nuts it makes me to lose access to the internet reliably even for a short period of time.
And that sounds like a decent system - not necessarily having to note everyone individually - but keeping a kind of running log in a central location of your work list - I think that would probably give a lot of commissioners sound mind to see a public to-do list to know that they are on you radar - assuming you have the time <3.
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Tunatunatuna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just so you know, if you are male and single/not rich, you get turned down for housing a lot too, because they think you are going to be that drunk loser boyfriend...
XD

But yeah, it still sucks that they treated you that way - there's no excuse for their actions - it was prejudiced and sleazy.
>.<

...and, like many have said, we watch because the waits are always well-worth it - our patience is amply rewarded with beautiful art.
:3
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JoniVera Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck on that, never heard of an apartment manager doing that. It's all based on credit around here, at least the good ones.

Looks can be deceiving too..there is a complex not too far away that looks very nice and has it's own hair studio, unfortunately ghetto, street kid wannabes roam the place and break into everything. Makes me appreciate my bare bones place more. =P
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don4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student
great more adult horror stories, i don't want to graudate now.
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Cola82 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yay sexism. What total bullshit.

Anyway, we watch you because it costs us nothing and we're often well rewarded by your incredible work.
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13lue13lood80 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Dam men! & stereotypes!.....How dare they! D:<

Anyways, much luck on your search for an apartment! :hug:
P.s.
I was reading my MangaKA American book today & I think you're just amazing! I love your art! :heart:
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Good luck w/everything... 25 seems like so long ago for me... (I just turned 37). Other than this garbage, I hope you've been well.
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Nytrinhia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, sorry to hear that.

I watch you because I started reading your webcomic :3 Btw, are you ever planning on going back to that? XD Now I watch you because I think you do fantastic art, and even if you don't upload something every day (Heck, I don't upload every month, only now I'm in a tournament, so I kind of have to- but anyway) I'm always really impressed and inspired when I see the new stuff you do. Plus I watch so many people it's nice to watch someone who doesn't upload a bunch of stuff. I'd rather watch someone who uploads an amazing piece of work every six months, than someone who uploads everyday with stuff that really isn't worth looking at.
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EmCaCo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Ugh, that SUCKS. Society really hasn't changed all that much since the 50's, has it? ;_;
I'm so glad for my first-time apartment-finding experience. The place is run by some very nice middle-aged women, one of whom bakes cookies daily and set them out in the office. It makes a very good first impression. C: It's a small college town, though, so everything's sheltered like whoa...Finally hitting the real world will be interesting. :/
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aetherchild Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So can't wait to see the commissions :D
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Seriously-serino777 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I watch you because I like your art... nay, I love your art, and because I look up to your awesome skills with your art. >.> 'course I dun have a tablet or anything. ^^;
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
;) It's cool, we can wait. Still haven't been watchin' you long so I still haven't got through all your OLD STUFF yet ...
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nightmaresky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Dude, take your time and get life together. You lively-hood comes first, art second. I know how it is to try to find an place! I was 18 and I lied on my income! (Someone at work lied for me.) It is BS that they want you to have a income of 30K a year. V_V; But that's just how it is.
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draiad Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009   Digital Artist
I think as long as we all know stuffs being worked on /will get worked on at some point, we'd be happy. At least that's enough for me. I know people have other issues with their life and I'm willing to wait around that. Unfortunately there are some people who can't figure out why it's not done instantly and have no other thing to do but bitch and moan about it.

And while waiting can be frustrating (especially when it involves debating over whether to ask for money back or stick it out and just wait.) I don't usually mind. Unfortunately though I'm the kind of person who feels guilty for asking about something. Because I feel like somehow I come across as a complete ass when I start asking "When can I expect to see this" or "it's been so long is it started/done/whatever?" Especially when I know how slow I can be myself.

Buh, but I watch you because I absolutely love your art, and while I wait I don't mind because I'm willing to do so. The only thing that'd piss me off is if the person I commissioned vanished and I never saw my money again, or the art that went towards it ^^;

Hopefully things clear up for you though. I'm in the process of hopefully getting myself an apartment and I know even just the looking can be a real stressful job. Especially when you work on top of that.
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Schreibaby-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude that effin sucks! :pissedoff:

Shows how damn misogynistic property managers are! As long as you're making good money it's good, not whether or not you're in a relationship.

Hell, if I was the one running the apartments I'd care more about whether the water/electric/property people are getting their cut for supplying you with those necessities.

*throws cinder block at the guy's window*
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Jchild Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:) Your art is quite beautiful. And your tutorials very helpful.

For curiosities sake- that tutorial that got published. I bought the book but have since lost it in the moves across the country that I've made. Do you have that particular tutorial up anywhere?
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UndergroundRacer57 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I watch you because you're brilliant and I fecking love your art. When I met you at Detour this last spring you were so kind! :D It made me enjoy your posts all the more.

I have a couple of friends that were apartment hunting when the spring semester was near finished. They had a hell of a time with it too. D:
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niolynn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Oh wow good luck with the apartment situation =/ I'm 19 but I've gone apartment hunting before; absolutely no fun. :hug:
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Blak-lotus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
isn't it a little easier in a college town? b/c there's an abundance?
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niolynn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
depends; if you're a college student, you have to settle cause you're just a college student. If you're an adult w/degree, you have more freedom in decision since you have the income to have choices. Most people with degrees dont stay in the college town though o_O''
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Blak-lotus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
but that's where so many jobs are. why would you leave?!?
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niolynn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
well it depends on what your major is, what you enjoy doing... most of my friends who went to UTA (University of Texas at Austin) have no intention of staying in Austin. There are bigger, better things.
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MercuryRhapsody Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Bah, screw them. Austin is the best city in the world. xD
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niolynn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
lol keep Austin weird.
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Crystori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
actually usually there is usually a "lack-off"

In any college town they are either making you pay something outrageous because you are desperate or all the apartments are taken. Along side the fact that most places judge you on your credit score. Most people going into College have not credit in the first place and thusly rely on parents. Recently more and more parents are Lacking in good credit scores due to the fact that more and more people are loosing jobs. This just means that pricks with parents that can afford EVERYTHING get to hop into the place of a person who honestly needs and wants to go to school.

All in All no matter what you do nowdays- unless you are 30 and a graduate with fantastic credit you are really screwed. Unless you settle for the first apartment/trailer you can get in a dinky little town in the middle of nowhere where nobody cares who you are as long as you pay the rent (or act as a warm body to take care of the abode) in which you will be totally screwed because the nearest school will be a one to two hour drive with which you will use a none existent or dying car and work a job that somehow gets away with paying you less than minimum wage and when you have doctor bills or your account overdrafts six times and your bank wont reverse the charges no matter how badly you need the money and you are forced to sell everything you have starting with the collection of anime, manga, cosplay costumes that you made, art books, antique figurines that your grandma who is now loosing her memory bought you, your computer, your TV, and your dreams in general your hopes for life sotra just go POOF in a grand ball of smoke and everything SUCKS.
BTW yes I have some fantastic deals for anime and manga series currently going if you are at all interested.

I hope that you find an apartment close to your college and that you NEVER take out a school loan or open a credit card and that your art, writing, or whatnot is successful and allows you to live a long happy life.
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Pandemoniumswings Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I can't imagine. Must suck being an adult. ;_;

Oh the things I have to look forward to. Well I'm still looking forward to your art!
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Blak-lotus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
wahhhh! i'm going to college for the first time. I'm scared >.<
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Pandemoniumswings Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
All the best things are scary at first.
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weatherman667 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Had that with my car insurance. Because other morons go street racing while drunk, I had to pay the premium fee <<
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Nashya Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Yeah, I know they have to go based on ... business statistics and crap but it makes it hard for people who do everything right ;o;...
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Kyree Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Oldest story in the book, sadly.

Because of twats who have on consideration for others, we the right-doers get punished by the powers that be.
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weatherman667 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I know...

Hell, I try to pay my credit cards as soon as the charge appears.
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I-Never-Thought Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
We watch you because we love your art no matter how much time you take to get it done.
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