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Wow it's almost been a year to the day of my last journal entry ahaha. My desktop computer, which is over a decade old, recently fell into a coma that I'm not sure it can awaken from. So in my plight of being without a computer of my own (currently borrowing my mom's laptop), I decided to bite the bullet and make a Patreon! I feel SO nervous about it, I think because my depression has just been so heavy, but I kept that in mind and made my reward responsibilities very reasonable to manage each month. If you would like to check out the page and see if any of the reward tiers tickle you fancy, clicky here  and take a gander. 

How have you all been? Sorry I've still been so MIA around here. Sorry I've still been so MIA here. Hopefully if/when I can get a new computer I'll finally be back into the swing of things. -.- Have a great day guys!

† Bix †
  • Listening to: Vocaloid - Rolling Girl
  • Reading: Fables
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: A croissant
  • Drinking: Water
Hey guys! Sorry I've been so inactive, tho I've been like this with most of my social medias. I had to put my dog Josie to sleep on November 5th (2014), and I've basically been a train wreck ever since. I had her since she was a puppy and spent 11 amazing years with her, and then cancer suddenly and swiftly ripped her away from me. It was one of the worst days of my life, for sure. She was my best friend, so the loss has really left me hollow and my depression is just reveling in my misery. But, I'm trying to hang in there. It's 5 a.m. but I made myself come in here to the computer to work on commissions I still owe, feeling pretty peaceful right now actually. :)

Thank you all for bearing with me, and thanks to people that are following me even tho I'm like a ghost right now. I have a small pile of things I still need to upload, so hopefully you'll start to see a trickle of art.

How have you all been doing? I hate spring, allergies~~ DX

† Bix †
  • Listening to: ALDIOUS - Megalomaniac
  • Reading: Fanfiction lol
  • Watching: Outlander
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite
  • Eating: Tortillas~!
  • Drinking: Water
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Ahhhh I miss my Premium benefits~~~~ T__T WOE IS ME

So I'm a big fat liar when I said I'd slowly be making a comeback here on devart. Been slow as shit about uploading stuff I have sitting around even, and I put myself on an art sabbatical because I just haven't been in the mood. It's a vicious circle of suck because drawing helps me be less depressed, but I've been too depressed to draw. And I can't just force it, because then it feels like work and then it's lost its meaning for me. But yeah.... a big part of my depression is frustration over my car being dead... there's been talk of how it could possibly be fixed, but unfortunately I cannot get the people who could help over here to look, so I'm stuck in this limbo of not knowing what to do with it. My car wasn't anything special, but I loved it guys. It's freedom. And it was the last shred of independence I had, so I'm just here feeling really worthless. My parents said if I got a job they would drive me to work until I had enough money to fix my car or buy a new one, but the places I've applied to never call me back... I've NEVER ever gotten a call back for an interview, even where I used to work they basically just hired me because of the good word from my older sister so I just spoke to my boss on the phone and they hired me. And I could broaden my horizon and try applying at more places, but my anxiety is so touchy I can't see working somewhere that I wouldn't feel comfortable, it's a reason why I quit my job after 2 years because I became depressed. :/ But I'm not meaning to worry anyone, I'm in therapy and still searching for a medicine that finally levels me out so I'm getting help.... it's just right now I'm in a really deep funk I'm not able to get out of on my own this time.

But I want to thank you all who have been hanging in there with me all this time. :heart: It means a lot to me, and without all that support who knows what would happen to me. I'm going to try and be more active on here tho, because despite its faults devart really makes me happy, as I've met so many awesome people because of it. :heart:

How are YOU guys doing? Feel free to chat at me about your lives, your own struggles with mental or physical illness, how you just got a new dog and they're the best thing ever, something new you've drawn/made that I really need to check out like RIGHT NOW... anything. XD Getting out of my own bubble of emo for even a moment is good.

† Bix †
  • Listening to: Ogata Megumi - Romantic Soldier
  • Reading: Fanfiction lol
  • Watching: Orange is the New Black
  • Playing: Mass Effect 3
  • Eating: My belated birthday cake lol
  • Drinking: Water

Dead Bix Walking

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 11, 2013, 6:36 PM
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Man, so I'm forever sorry about my long absense and my silence. To be honest not a whole lot has been going on, except for these last X amount of months I've been really sick, and it was only just VERY recently that the problem, hopefully, has been found and solved. But yeah I've been having these really bad stomach problems where I would feel nauseous or just pain almost all the time, but especially after I ate. And then once or twice a month I would get this severe, ungodly pain that would totally knock me down for three or four days. I think in March or April I ended up going to the hospital after one such uber pain attack happened, and I had not been able to eat or even drink much water for 4 days and then when I tried to eat some crackers I ended up throwing up... so I was super dehydrated and starved and ptty much felt like I was dying lol. So since April, I've been finally able to see specialists to try and find the problem, and FINALLY after all these tests ( one of which I was radioactive for a whole day and couldn't go near kids or pregnant women LOL.. I was hoping I'd get some sweet mutant power afterwrd but no :< ) they determined my gallbladder is inflamed and not working correctly and basically has been slowly trying to kill me but not really lol. And now just last week I underwent surgery to get it removed and am now recovering. But yeah, so basically this whole year I've been battling this (I was having those extreme stomach pains since January but initial tests didn't show anything), and by April that's when I really started feeling miserable.. all in all I dropped 20+ pounds in a way too short period of time because of it and needless to say my art productivity was greatly stunted. Feeling sick all of the time and then not getting the nutrition a body needs, my depression and anxiety have been really bad, and also have been under some financial distress... and I've just felt too yucky and then art blocked, even when I tried to art. 

But, now that its gone, I'm hoping after recovery is over I'll be able to get back to my old self. I've got a ton of commisions I've had to put on hold until I was well, and I just feel so grateful to all of my commissioners for being so kind and patient and understanding during all of this. m(_ _)m Anyhoo, that's basically what's been going on haha. ^^; I think I'm going to go answer some long overdo comments, or go and lay down, but hopefully will be back to you all soon!

† Bix †

P.S.
ANYBODY BEEN WATCHING ATTACK ON TITAN/SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN AND/OR FREE! ??? I'm pretty obsessed with both right now, like most of the animoo community hahaha. This is the first time in, uh, ever, that I'm into a new anime as it's coming out ad while it's still relevant and popular lolol. SnK basically is an anxiety attack with every episode (also like everyone else lol I'm becoming quite smitten with Levi though I love most of the characters quite dearly, and am terrified for their lives constantly T_T), and Free! is like Christmas for my eyeballs.. I'm basically Kou in that I just am like reeling from ze hot bodies in every episode. Shocked And Rei is my spirit animal, while Mako kills me with the face and just dear lord that body. T_T I basically just want Mako hugs forever. 


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  • Reading: Fanfiction lol
  • Watching: Shingeki no Kyojin + Free!
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2 + 3
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Water

Apologies and Phoenix Comic Con!

Journal Entry: Thu May 23, 2013, 2:24 AM
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Firstly apologies for being so inactive around here lately. My health has taken a bit of a nose dive (I'll explain in a journal later for anyone curious) so I've been out of touch. -.-

But! This weekend I will be selling at Phoenix Comic Con, table 1715! Hope to see some of you there! Please drop by and say hello to this sick old lady! <3

† Bix †

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  • Listening to: Lolita23q - Reimei
  • Reading: Nada T_T
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Water

See you at Emerald City and Con-nichiwa!

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 28, 2013, 6:58 AM
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March is a great and productive month for me, I'll be selling at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend then later in the month at my local Tucson con Con-Nichiwa!! :D Hope to see some of you around, please don't be shy and come say hello!

† Bix †

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  • Listening to: Crayon Shin-Chan - Party
  • Reading: COMICS
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: ME3 Multiplayer
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Water

Bix - The Worst Sick Person

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 21, 2012, 5:03 AM
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Firstly: Check out NEW BIX PICKS if you haven't already ~> tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou… FULL OF YUM

But yeah so I've had this sever cold (possibly trying to morph into walking pneumonia) for almost 3 weeks, but I went to the doctor and she's got me full of meds now so I should be on the road to recovery. Should be. I'm a little restless and PMSy right now tho so just ignore me or hear me out... I might regret posting this later hahaha.

I took a half of a sleeping pill, which I'm not 100% sure I should have done, but it's out of desperation to shut my mind UP so I can sleep. I'm starting to feel a little woozy right now, but mind is still babbling. (walls haven't started melting yet though so I'm taking that as a good sign)

My body is absolutely dying and fatigued from this ongoing battle with this cold from hell, and Mother Nature decided to kick me when I'm down so not only am I hacking up mucus and cringing at how my chest/stomach hurts at the effort, but now you can add cramps and bleeding out to that as well.

I get really, really restless when I'm legit sick…. I'm so used to having pains and aches and migraines but still being able to function around them to some degree to be totally out of commission is the pits, and it doesn't take too long before my mind starts to get clogged with so much crap… ideas, deep thoughts, things on my to-do list, silly things I wish could happen that would make me happy, that I start to drive myself even more crazy. Plus since I'm all super hormonal I feel every emotion under the stars in a span of a minute that I give myself whiplash.

I hate hate hate to be one of those people that's like "aw if only I had someone to rely on for help"… but honestly it would be nice occasionally. And especially now when I'm feeling so miserable and frustrated it'd be nice to just have someone pet me on the head and be like "don't worry bro, I got this." I don't want to babied, but for when things look really down, like now, to just have a platonic companion that is there when they can be without any strings or expectations, and all they require is the same from me. It may seem cold and strange to those outside but oh man the feels of gratitude I would have. I'm just like my dogs lol… I just want someone to come rub my head and relax me so I can fall asleep for a while. And hey if they can move the TV for me or run an errand or maybe go grab me some quick groceries too that'd be fantastic.

Alpha is tired of being pack leader all the time, and sometimes wishes for strong second alpha or beta to lean on a little bit. My pack is gone.

† Bix †

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  • Listening to: YYH - Romantic Soldier (Ogata Megumi - Kurama)
  • Reading: COMICS
  • Watching: American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Playing: ME3 Multiplayer
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Water

HEY SEXY GIRLFRIEND

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 3, 2012, 7:03 PM
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Hey new journal skin, cuz why the fuck not? :D N7 N7 N7 all day looong~

Hey all! I've been meaning to write up a new entry since Saboten, because it was so amazeballs I wanted to share the adventures I had, buuuut I've been lazy and dealing with some shit lol. So this post will be as bipolar as I've been feeling lately, about some of my emo feels but also about happy fun times at Sabo. But let's go from least emo to most emo so you can read jus tthe good parts if you want. XD

SABBOOTTEEENNN. I admit it's been a long time since I last had that much fun and adventuring at a con, let alone one I worked an artist alley table at as it usually leaves me way too exhausted to do anything fun (srsly I usually just go back to my room/home and pass the fuck out lol). But this time me, my niece, and her boyfriend all swore to each other that we were actually going to go do stuff at the end of the day even if we were half dead. AND WE DID. We were all literally sick with exhaustion on the last day but it was worth it. XD So to be honest since it's been a while the first day and second day have kind of blurred together in my head on what happened when, but I'll try to recollect as best I can. XD

Each con I feel like there's some quote or theme or some sort that goes with it, at Saboten it was a lot of making fun of :iconspinmeromantic: because of how long it took him to get this silly post that claimed to teach you Chinese but was actually just English phrases written to sound Chinese. For example: "How are You?" = "Sum ting wong?".. get it? XD Anyway yeah he read like 4 or 5 lines of that before he was says "OHHHH" .... so all weekend we were telling everyone that he spoke Chinese, or we would shout across to his table "KYLE! KYYYLLLEEE!!! SUM TING WONG?!" and he would lovingly flip us off. XD Also we would just speak lyrics of a song.. in particular we would say "Sorry for party rockin'" (stupid LMFAO song XD) and/or "It ain't too much for me to jam." (Michael Jackson) Yeah we're HILARIOUS to be around. We were right behind :icongeistrock: and :iconzeoyster: and I was pretty positive they were going to take out a restraining order on us by the end of the con for how obnoxious we were but I think they've learned to tune us out... only explanation I have. XD I was also sure :iconlastdove: was going to regret rooming with us but nah we all geeked out together over all the things ( and collectively picked on :iconspinmeromantic: so it was all good ). Also got to hang/spazzz with the awesome :iconpervyyaoifancier:, :iconcherished-lover:, :icongustredcloude:, :iconmireielle:, :icongoth-cupcake:, :iconicedsoychai:, :iconramen-tan:, :iconritasuka: and anyone else I'm stupidly forgetting. :heart:

Anyhoo so the first day (which was very weirdly a Saturday) I definitely remember I did something rare which is ditching the table with Chibi to check out Pikmin Link's panel on making cosplay armor. :heart: Afterwards too since she had a table in the exhibitor hall I totally went and awkwardly told her how I've been a fan of hers for forever and that she's awesome, cuz she is. XD I totally cosplay crush on her and think she's adorable and hot all at the same time but luckily didn't say any of that out loud lololol (I CAN SAY THAT HERE CUZ SHE'LL NEVER SEE IT HAHA!). :'D But yeah after the panel I was starving but the Silent Hill concert was going on still (some of the GoH's were Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the SH music along with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn who is gorgeous and voice acts in many things but also sings a lot of the vocal songs for the series, and Troy Baker who is also a talented voice actor but remains my arch nemesis as the voice of Snow [FF13] and Kai Leng [ME3]! I WILL GET YOU ONE DAY TROY BAKER! :shakefist:.. but yeah anyway as such they held badass concerts which I will talk about in depth later ) so I stole a peek for a song and a half before my stomach won out on staying for more awesomesauce. T_T But really I only left because we all planned to watch the concert happening the next day otherwise I probably would have suffered through the pain lol. But yeah I scurried off to eat some food in the hotel room, then ran back to the table. BTW I kept running into a Slender Man cosplayer that made me run for my life each time. XD That evening after we closed up we went out for dindin... and then wth did we do... we went to some panels..... uhhh... OH YEAH. I think first when we got back, there was a Kazha concert going on so I was like "FFFF!!!!" and ran to see that while the others went to a panel. I ended up catching a pic from the guitarist so I felt uber lucky and had him sign it afterward. :D After that I met up with everyone, but the panel there were at was really boring so I separated from them again to go wander around. XD I remember I went into the console game/arcade room for a minute and thought it was pretty awesome for the tournaments they had it set up so you could see the game on a huge screen behind the players so it was pretty epic. D: Then I remember wandering the con's version of the animoo/jfashion swap meets like they have at PMX and running into :iconritasuka: and gushing over their awesome steampunk Vincent and Yuffie cosplay :heart:... then finally we all went to the Con Horror Story panel (again hosted by Pikmin Link so I got to secretly oogle her again lol) that was really fun, and of course horrifying hearing what some people have gone through. XD; I shared a few of my own as I've built up a decent list over my decade of con adventuring lol. I think that was it for Saturday....

SUNDAY~ So I was SUPER EXCITED about getting to see the Silent Hill concert even though I wasn't familiar with any of the music lol. /fails I know I'm terrible, I've only watched smal lsnippets of others playing Silent Hill and never even played a game myself. T_T What a phony I am~ Anyway I was excited none the less though cuz hey I fucking love live music, and I would get to hear Mary Elizabeth, whom I've romanced in my mind as a possible voice for Zel (or Vynni) sing so I was gunna geek out about that no matter what lol. And I wondered if Troy Baker was only playing the bass or if he was going to sing too, because I was just going to imagine Snow or Kai Leng and want to strangle him or burst out laughing, either of which would be highly inapropriate... so anyway I was hoping we'd end up being on the other side of the stage that he was NOT on so I wouldn't be accidentally glaring daggers at him... but no, we ended up literally right in front of him so internally I was :iconffuuuplz:. Just note I really don't actually hate him or have anything against him and he seems like a nice and funny guy, it's just I hate Snow and Kai Leng so much and he has really yet to voice any character I actually DO like to counteract all that hate so I continue to want to punch him in the face. XD BTW for those that remember last year when I actually did plan to ask to take a photo of me fake punching him in the face (like Lightning, that was my angle XD) and then he didn't show up.. I DIDN'T GIVE UP ON THE DREAM and I have more to tell on that later. XD But yeah so... the whole concert there he is right in front of me, MOCKING ME WITH THAT FACE. And then I jokingly told Chibi and Mike that if he threw a bass pick and I caught it, I was gunna throw it back at his face. AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NOT 2 MINUTES AFTER I SAY THAT? He fucking throws a pick and it bounces off Mike's chest (who was right behind me) and somehow wedges itself into his shoelaces and I was like "OMG MIKE LET ME HAVE IT" to which Chibi panicked because she thought I was seriously going to throw it at him, and I was like "NO DUMMY I'M GOING TO HAVE HIM SIGN IT THEN ASK TO FAKE PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE, DUH. :iconimdiabolicalplz:" But anyway enough about Troy Baker. Let me talk about how amazing awesome and fucking hot Mary Elizabeth is now. :iconinloveplz: SRSLY. She has an amazing speaking voice of course, but I had no idea she could sing and belt it out like a rock star. <333 I was probably the only person so close to Troy that was so obviously turned away from him and staring at Mary. XD;;; There aren't even words though for how great she was. :iconnosebleedingplz: And the music itself was SO.GOOD. The music mostly all had this haunting (of course it is, it's fucking Silent Hill) quality that I *LOVE* and especially like to listen to when working on Zel related things so I was basically just having a joygasm and pretending I was listening to a concert with music for the story lol. As for the man himself, Akira, oh man can he play guitar. :iconlove--plz: He's AMAZING~ At one point too, I think he played a guitar a fan had brought all the way with him to have him sign, it was so awesome and cool of him. <3 And Mike at some point caught one of HIS picks (lucky bastard). Anyway moments of the concert I remember most is when Mary sat down on the stage runway (it was the same stage for the fashion show and Masquerade I believe) during "Room of Angel" and you could hear everyone singing with her o it made it even more spooky and haunting and beautiful and I got soooo many chills during the performance haha. I also remember her saying something about how she wanted to run down the walkway and jump onto this Pyramid Head cosplayer that was right at the end of it (it was hilarious cuz you could see the giant Pyramid nodding along with the music XD) haha. And then for whatever reason "I Want Love" really stood out and gave me many of the chills and feels too, I think because it has a lot of really powerful notes in it. <3 Oh yes and Troy DID sing one song, but I can't even remember what it was lololol. Two of my other favorite concert moments did involve him tho... I think it was for the end of "Your Rain" when they have that last little instrumental epilogue, Troy was like "That was so fun... can we please do it one more time? ::looks over at Akira:: Mou ichidou? *u*" so they did. XD And it might have been at the beginning of "Your Rain" actually, or I dunno some other song, but Mary had come out from backstage and she and Troy kinda leaned into each other and were forehead to forehead and it was really sweet... but really on the inside I was just thinking "YOU LUCKY SON OF A BITCH I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW." XD But yeah, needless to say the concert was so awesome and I totally downloaded all the songs when I got home and basically haven't stopped listening to them. XD;;; I hope they come back next year, and I hope all of you will get to experience them some day! Srsly even if you're not a fan of the games, fucking see them if you can.

Anyhoo after the concert the next big plan was to go get autographs, specifically that SOB Troy Baker.. despite all my shit talking though I had to really psyche myself up and ask advice of all my pals on if I should really go through with asking for the photo of me fake punching him, cuz Chibi was being a spoil sport and totally making me doubt myself. XD I mean I had it all rehearsed in my head exactly how I would say it and totally give him the oppurtunity to say no without it being harsh or anything.. but yeah veryone said go for it so when the time for the autographs came me and Mike marched over with my pick and my Catherine soundtrack (since I don't outright despise Vincent that had been my planned item of signage before I got the pick haha), but they had closed the line cuz it was too long and they wouldn't have time to get everyone in. :( But before we walked away, I was like "WAIT... MIKE... I'll just put my fist up near his head and just take the picture right here! That way if he says no or I don't get it I'll at least have done it this retarded sneaky way! :iconyesvictoryplz:" So we took it, and we're so far away he's like this little blur behind my fist but it's still hilarious. XDDD Also at some point that day I had to literally stop myself from yelling at some guy while I was browsing Mary's table.. Mary was next to :iconaelice: who if you don't know has fucking AMAZING art right... so some guy walks up to her and says something like "Hey I just wanted to say I really like your art and I can tell you put a lot of love and work into it, but I just have to say I'm not a fan of the series you're drawing from." my ears perk cuz this is the sort of thing that will go on my eventual list of Artist Alley Do's and Don'ts.. but anyway aelice takes it in stride and replies something like "Oh, well, what series do you like? I'm always interested in hearing about other series to check out, and if I like it I'll draw from it." So then he says "Oh I don't know, I just think if you drew from series that are actually popular like One Piece or Naruto or Bleach maybe you would sell better."
Me at this point: :icondeathfaceplz: :iconffuuuplz: :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Keep in mind this lady has fanart from HUGELY popular series like Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Portal, and Metroid TO NAME A FEW. I can't even remember her kind reply because I was srsly fighting the urge to just drop kick this guy cuz I can't even believe what I just heard. So he leaves, and I walk right up to her table and am like "HEY. I just wanted to say that you know I can see you're trying with your art, but you really suck and should draw what everyone else is drawing since you clearly aren't selling ANYTHING." and at first she's like "Wait wut D8" but realizes I'm joking/making fun of that guy and starts laughing and i continue "SERIOUSLY DON'T LISTEN TO ANYTHING THAT ASSHOLE SAID BECAUSE YOU'RE AMAZING FUCK THAT GUY OMFG I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE HE JUST SAID THAT TO YOU"... but yeah it was so incredible I told that story to pretty much everyone in artist alley I know and they were all equally horrified lol.

That evening we went for pizza, tho it was funny cuz it was like all of Artist Alley was there or went there at some point that night. XD The one thing that sucked is that we had to sit outside, and since we were in Phoenix (Glendale, whatever) even though it was night time it was still 2 billion degrees outside. DX But whatevs, we were all having a good time when all of a sudden we look up and a;lkhsafkhf coming to the pizza place too was the whole damn Silent Hill gang AND fellow GoH Phil LaMarr! So we were all geeking out (and also trying to point Troy Baker out to Kyle since he basically looks like he could be Troy's younger brother, weirdly XD) and eyeballing their location inside at the bar, then they were seated by the window close to us so then we were saying we should go press ourselves up against the glass like creepers... but didn't actually do it, of course. XD BUT, since they were sitting close to the window, we took ANOTHER sneak photo of my fist punching at a blurry Troy Baker lolololol. HILARITY. Anyhoo afetr pizza we returned to the con and wandered, and ended up running into the Silent Hill gang AGAIN. *__* I was totally gunna pounce and ask Troy about the photo but he kinda snuck away to the hotel bar so I didn't want to bother him, so then I was going to ask Mary Elizabeth and Phil LaMarr for a photo but they were talking so again I kinda scooted away not wanting to bother them... but our luck wasn't totally for naught, cuz I did get a pic with Akira Yamaoka who was super nice. :'D I think this is when we ran into :iconm-is-for-murder: too and gots the hugs and such. I think there was other paneling we did but nothing too interesting... the main event that night was a visit to the console game room for epic DDR and Rock Band tiemz with Kristine, Michelle, Tasu and Ivy. XD Mike never played DDR so we forced him to break his DDR cherry, then we all took turns playing levels way beyond our skill level (especially for how out of DDR shape we are lol). Then before we were going to collapse from strokes, Kristine and Michelle said goodnight and we moved on to Rock Band where I did my traditional uber retarded,  over the top and generally bad singing in an effort to make everyone fail and/or pee their pants. XD I did the usual "Chop Suey" by System of a Down, and then I remember singing some Nine Inch Nails song as Swedish Chef at Chibi's request. XD Then I passed the mic to Tasu for a couple of songs which included some Linkin Park song and I can't remember what else. Ivy and Tasu left after a bit then it was just Chibi, Mike and me for a bit until Kyle, Seta and Co met up with us finally where we finished the night with slightly less ridiculous Rock Band fun and such.

Monday was mostly unexciting as it was the last day. Me and Kyle went and tried for the autograph line but again we were too late as it filled up and they closed it off. T_T So I never got troy Baker's autograph on his damn bass pick, nor did I get my ACTUAL pic of my fake punching him but the retarded ones I took are just as good if not even funnier. XD But yeah me, Chibi and Mike were all feeling miserable that day as the exhaustion of the last few days of staying up so late and waking up early caught up to us. BUT IN ACTUALITY, MONDAY HELD THE BEST CON MOMENT OF ALL. Get ready for this, it's fucking incredible. I'm about to tell you the "Fucking PHIL LAMARR Story", aka how Phil LaMarr became my Spirit Animal. Chibi and Mike took a break to walk around the vendor hall so I was at the table trying not to pass out from how utterly craptacular I felt. I even had to put my head down and just turn off for bits at a time I felt just so incredibly sick haha. But yeah at one point I'm kinda spacing out, then I notice someone has stopped in front of the table so I snap out of it to greet them when I notice it's Phil LaMarr. So internally I'm like ":iconomg-whutplz: OMFG IT'S FUCKING PHIL LAMARR, PLAY IT COOL." And I see he's looking at my shitty "Sexy Shepard" sketch I have hanging up (It's just FemShep unzipping her hoody and saying "I'm Commander 'Sexy' Shepard, and this is my favorite table at the con." hrhr) and he chuckles and asks "Is it ok if I take a picture of this and sent it to my friend Jen?" Again internally I'm like "YOU'RE FUCKING PHIL LAMARR DO WHAT YOU WANT MAN", on the outside I say "Oh yeah sure. :D" So he's taking the photo, and he adds "Yeah, she does her voice." :iconraisinsplz: I'm like exploding AND imploding and dying on the inside now while internally screaming "WAIT you mean THAT Jen?! THE JEN?! AS IN JENNIFER FUCKING HALE?!!?!?!!#313bfjsba :iconscaredtodeathplz:" and I can't even contain all of my bursting because I know my voice must have raised in my reply of "OH REALLY, JENNIFER HALE?" And then I asked him if I could take a photo with him, which he was so happy to do, and Geist kindly took for me. And then Mr.LaMarr asked if I was on twitter and again I all too enthusiastically replied "YES." and gave him my card and he was like "Ok great I'll make sure to tag you in the tweet along with Jen."
Outside: "OK THANKS!" :iconretardiloveitplz:
Inside: " :iconexcitedplz: ADH:AFFHIAFAFBJAB"OIADBOADOUFOAHFIADNA FUCKING PHIL LAMARR ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ :iconheavenlyplz:"
And since Chibi and Mike were away and I couldn'trun away from the booth to tell anyone, I had to call poor half dead friend Jullian and replay him the story at about 500 miles an hour because I was exploding and srsly on the verge of tears at the sheer amount of joy surging through my body. AND THEN LATER I SAW THIS: twitter.com/phillamarr/status/… and I couldn't believe he actually did it, AND THEN Jennifer Hale actually talked to me for a second and knew I existed and I just wanted to tell her that she can have that god damn sketch and all my babies and please voice Zel in a CD drama version of the story or something and just OMG JENNIFER HALE. <333 So yeah you guys, FUCKING PHIL LAMARR. <3333

And that was basically Saboten in a nutshell lol. AMAZEBALLS.

I'm taking an art class right now that I thought was supposed to be like an intro to designing stuff in photoshop... but it's been more "draw this thing traditionally then scan and play with it in photoshop if you want." :iconrly-plz: Sooo I'm not really learning anything new as of yet, but hey whatever at least I've gotten to feel good at what we've done so far since I totes have EXP points in it already. XD First project was a grid drawing which turned out pretty good, second we had to do a scientific style ink drawing of a native animal which was a touch more difficult but like using the grid method the way we did it was basically like learning a cheat so even though 95% of it is still my own eye and hand skills doing the work, there's still that part that was a shortcut so I only feel so proud of it lol. But my teacher liked it enough that she wants to submit it to the student gallery so I had to purty it up in photoshop to get printed, and I should be excited but I think I'm just wrapped up in that 5% and feel like a fraud or something. XD Oh well... I'm sure if I actually see it up in the gallery maybe I'll feel more legit.. or be horrified because I'm sure everything around it will actually kick ass and I'll just be like "OMG WHY" and rip it off the wall or something lol. At any rate the peeps in my class are all pretty cool and chill, and my teacher is nice. :heart: So it's been fun so far.

I've been kinda having a life crisis coinciding with an art crisis and the one two punch of it has not made me a happy camper at all haha. There's not really anything new or particularly bad happening in my life (tho we have had a few deaths in the family recently amongst other family drama), but I think that's the problem... I'm just feeling frustrated at feeling like I'm still stuck in this general rut. I feel like when I think I have a better grip on my anxiety/panic/depression, something happens and instead of rolling with the punch and being ok with this slip of control it just spirals into insanity and then I hate myself for a long time afterward. I really am such a terrible control freak, but mostly over myself to the point where I drive myself crazy. I also feel trapped in an unhealthy environment, that in a vicious circle makes me want to be stronger but also cuts me down. I've just started seeing a neurologist too for all of my headaches/migraines (I get them nearly everyday at this point). I've only gone once so far but man I thought maybe there'd be an MRI and some tests done or something, but she immediately threw me onto THREE new medications when I already have to take a lot for everything else. x_X But what ACTUALLY sucks, is that I wasn't even able to get any of the fucking medications because the pharmacy was locked in a battle with my crappy insurance over SOMETHING about them so it's been nearly a month and my next appointment is coming up soon and the main thing was to see how the meds were helping/not helping, but well I'll have no progress to report since I haven't been on anything. :iconguaahplz: Things also have been getting kinda rough again financially so I've had that added pressure put on me, but it's hard to think about what kind of crappy job I should try (and if my track record remains the same, fail at even getting a call) for when every other day I'm either near comatose from a migraine or trying to stave off an anxiety attack or generally feeling useless at life. I don't know I hope for all of my crumbling a strong foundation will come out of it eventually. To kind of go with the financials, I've been thinking about taking a break from commissions except for a couple of people I don't mind taking work from since they're patient with me and thus I don't feel like killing myself when I'm sitting there trying to sketch for 5 hours and nothing is working haha... not that I get SO many commissions but I definitely am beginning to feel burnt out. I was wondering maybe if it's also because I've been working/selling at so many cons these last couple of years too, but I really enjoy it while I'm doing it... just not so much right before and sometimes after haha. Adding to that feeling I just had a pretty terrible commission experience (luckily only the second bad one I can think of in all my years drawing for other people) in which I got so fed up with the client that for the very first time I stopped all work on the drawing and refunded them their money because I couldn't even work on it without feeling bitter. But yeah anyway so part of me that knows I need any and all money is like "suck it up and keep commissions open," but the me that is just tired and feeling like I've lost the spark is saying to take a break. I don't really know what to do. :/ Also just generally feeling like i'm in the middle of one of those art crises that everyone goes through, where you just feel everything you do is shit. So yeah... what do. :icononistressplz:

† Bix †

Journal design by Simmemann
  • Listening to: Silent Hill Book of Memories - Love Pslam
  • Reading: NOTHING ::forever tears::
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: ME3 Multiplayer
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Water

Mass Effect(on my panties) (EDIT-2.0)

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 22, 2012, 9:43 PM


I'm from Dinotopia afterall



EDIT 6/22/12 - So I've been wanting to make a NON Mass Effect related journal, but things keep happening. XD It was announced today that the "Extended Cut" DLC pack would be released June 26, and instead of feeling like "OMG FINALLY! /excite" I just feel this pit of dread settle into my stomach... like somehow, they'll just make it worse, and show how miserable a state everything is in, and I'll just feel my soul crushed all over again. Even if it's not terrible, I'll still forever have a grudge against Bioware for Thane. I'm seriously beginning to think Bioware hates the drell. Also, I want some  god damn new females for the multiplayer. Mostly I want a female krogan whatever, and a fucking female drell infiltrator, because the drell SHOULD have been in the infiltrator class to begin with.  I'd even settle for another male drell as infiltrator. Also it irritates me that the MP drell are just wearing Thane's clothes basically... like I'm pretty sure Thane had his own style/outfit and not every drell dressed like that (I could be remembering wrong, but Feron and Kolyat's outfits were something different weren't they?) ... I dunno. I'm just so angry at Bioware.... hopefully this DLC isn't a worst explosion to the face as the original end was...... Anyone else worried?


EDIT 4/5/12 - Right now I'm putting together a new Bix Picks, FINALLY, hoping it'll cheer me up some as today just seems to be a Grumpy Bear kinda day. But yeah, so about the announcement this morning from BioWare about the extended ending DLC... I'm going to remain safely pessimistic so I'm not soul crushingly destroyed all over again. While I do hope it answers questions and clears up at least some of the  (NONSENSE) end, I just hope it doesn't raise even MORE questions, or avoid answering the big ones. Also, I read they said they have no plans to release any true alternate ends to keep the integrity of the artists' vision, I can understand that, but I don't see why it'd be a problem to include non-canon alt endings, if just for the fuck of it and maybe to make us smile a little bit. I just feel like, if a shitty game like Final Fantasy 13-2 can have a billion alt endings (many of which I've heard are extremely non-canon and silly), why not something that had actually promised multiple ends? And it still doesn't change the feeling I have that all of my painstaking decisions mean jack shit in the end, because it all lead me to same corridor with three different colored doors that still pretty much all lead to the same place. If anything, I would have really dug it if the Indoctrination End theories had been correct, and they made a new/alt end based on that because I think it's incredibly interesting and so much could be done with it. At this point, I feel like the fans have come up with more amazing ending possibilities than BioWare (and I don't just mean ultra happy endings either, there's plenty of beautiful tragedy still to go around), which maybe is partially what they wanted/intended... but it';s coming from a bad place and lack of closure and fulfillment rather than a truly inspired one. But yeah, I'll leave you with one example, this comic which started off kinda comically about the great "last boss" of ME3, Marauder Shields,but has really started becoming something super epic, and in the end might just be my favorite ending for ME3 if BioWare flops again. koobismo.deviantart.com/galler… Check it!

Before I get into my Mass Effect obsession, just wanted to give a shout out to the mystery person who bought me a premium membership! ;o; THANK YOU! I've been slacking off quite a bit here on devart but I'm slowly managing to catch up even with my obsession distracting me a great deal. XD I'm pretty pumped, because this weekend in Con-Nichiwa here in Tucson which I'm selling at ( although actually atm I'm just feeling lazy and not in a drawing mood... hopefully I'll feel motivated/excited once I'm there XD; ), then next week I'm heading up to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con!!! :D I'm just attending, not selling, but it should be great since I'm going with my sister and one of my best friends, and there's a lot of awesome guests/panels I will hopefully get to see. I've been meaning to do another Bix Picks too, just bear with me and my procrastination. XD;;;;

So I'm really, hardcore obsessed with Mass Effect right now. it's baaaad.... I can't even think straight. XD; All I want to do is look at fanart and read fics all day, lol. But yeah I totally have a never ending raging ladyboner for Garrus and/or Thane. *_* I don't think I've been attracted to non-human characters before like this... I almost feel dirty, but they're just so cool/funny/sexy I DON'T EVEN CARE, HATERS GUNNA HATE. Anyway, for future reference, you can add Thane and Garrus to list of things I wet my pants over if you wanna draw me gift art ever. XD

I tried to be vague and non-specific to make this a spoiler free rant, but things slip here and there so from here on, +SPOILER WARNING+
I'm sure many of you that are reading this have either already read lots of other ME3 rants and are probably sick of hearing about it, but I just wanted to write my own (hopefully short-ish) 2 cents in hopes it'll help me cope. XD; So yes, I'm one of the 99% who hated the endings...or END since they're basically the same. First and foremost I want to say I wasn't expecting a "And everyone lived happily ever after" end, I expected there to be plenty of hard decisions, death, sacrifice, and it culminating into a bittersweet end. I went in with the feeling Shepard wouldn't survive, even though there was a tiny part of me that still hoped they would, of course (maybe even in an alternate "uber happy" ending that wasn't the true end but just there to make you smile and feel a little better for 5 minutes XD). But, I expected to feel at least all of the death and sacrifice was for SOMETHING, that all of the hardships me and my compadres had been through wasn't in vain, that we didn't just go quietly into the night, that we raged and burned against the dying of the light, and even though it was hard, we won. But no, I got to the end, and thought I must have made some sort of huge mistake or wrong decision along the way, because there's no way the choices given to me could possibly be the "good endings." I put down my controller, rifaled through the internet searching for answers... and nope, turns out I had the three ultimate choices before me. I sat there for like 45 minutes feeling so shocked and betrayed and angry that all of my hardships had culminated to nothing, wondering why my Shepard wasn't raging and challenging the rules and instead just stood there and accepted the bullshit she had just been told by a phantom AI. After that 45 minutes, I just turned the game off, without even choosing an end and retired to my bed, where I shed hot angry overtired tears at the injustice of it. XD; I watched all of the endings the next day to see if maybe seeing them for myself would change my mind, but it only made me even more frustrated at how many inconsistancies and unanswered questions there were. But yeah, I could continue ranting, but instead I'll link you to other people's rants that basically sum up my own thoughts.

youtu.be/4H_A7SeawU4

Also, the "Indoctrination Theory" which could explain why the ending contained so much WTF is pretty interesting, though kind of makes me more mad because in the end, it still means we were given a bullshit ending.

youtu.be/ZZOyeFvnhiI

But yeah, at least Bioware has been announcingthey're hearing the fans outcries and plan to release DLC adding closure to it all.... I really hope it does, and I hope they don't slap together a "happy ending" package thinking that will shut everyone up, because like I said that's NOT what I expected, and even though yes I would love to see Shepard rejoined with the crew to begin rebuilding their future... I know it's just wishful thinking.

On other nitpicky things, I was kind of disappointed with the characters that you actually get to use in your crew. In ME2 I pretty much loved EVERYONE and often had a hard time deciding who to take out with me. I don't know... Vega was an ok guy, but I don't really care about him or Ashley to be honest. I *LOVE* Edi's rockin' cyber babe body, but I found her to be a kinda weak companion in battle so I didn't take her very often. :/ I did however adore Javik and his asshole superiority hipster comments about everything. XD But yeah I was very disappoint in the lack of krogan on my team. :< I would have taken Wrex, or Grunt, OR EVE! Eve would have been awesome... actually a non-Asari female alien crewmate would have been badass, WTH Bioware? WHERE MY GIRLS AT? But yeah, I wanted Grunt mostly, my murderous lil tube baby. T_T And of course, Garrus. <333 And Tali too! But, I started ME3 using my save where I romanced Thane because my grand master plan was that in the case that Thane died during ME3, I would run to Garrus to comfort me (and calibrate my panties)... but then I find out you can't romance Garrus in ME3 unless you did in ME2, so instead I got to be heartboken AND watch Tali and Garrus flirt and find them in a comprimising position in the Main Battery. I was really starting to want to poison Tali, with air. XD And to add insult to injury, when Thane does pass away ( btw I locked myself in  the bathroom and cried for like 30 minutes ^^; ), NO ONE ACKNOWLEDGES HIS DEATH. NO ONE. Garrus is freaking looking at the plaque in the Normandy of all the crewmates that have been lost, and all he mentions is fucking Kaiden... WAT. How about a "Oh hey sorry your boo died. :< I'll give you turian snuggles if you need them bby." NOPE. I was so bitter, I wanted to shoot someone. Then you get that love letter from Thane afetrwards, I really wanted to die after that. T_T Also I was kinda bummed his death scene seemed a little impersonal, considering he was my lovey love. :( Also, no date? I mean, making out in public is great and all ( not really, srsly gaiz imma call the PDA police >:( ), but I wanted MORE with Thane, especially since he wasn't going to be able to go riding around the galaxy with me. But yeah I was just irritated it seemed like every time you found a familiar face, it was like a hi and bye, or they stuck around just long enough to do something heroic and die tragically and make you hate life.

But yeah, despite all my bitching, the game was mostly amazing up until the end. I loved hearing/seeing the characters interact with each other on the Normandy, even though I still felt like I want MORE conversation with them. I LOVED that you could carry one of each type of weapon if you wanted to, and the new melee attacks made me extra brave/badass to where I literally at some points (usually when I was raging XD) would just run up to an enemy, blast them with my shotgun and then beat them to death like a savage. XD Also, FUCKING.BANSHEES. D: THE HORROR~~~~ Also, pain in the ass... but srsly best new enemy in the game, for sheer terror factor. XD; The unavoidable character deaths I thought were beautiful and tragic, but heroic like I mentioned... they really touched me and I cried like a baby evey time.

Anyway I'm already getting re-distracted with Thane and Garrus stuff. XD; And I need to rinse my hair out (re-dying it, w00t)... if I think of anything else, I'll add it later haha.

† Bix †


COLOUR DIVE



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $17 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $15 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.

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Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

† Bix †



BIX PICKS



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  • Listening to: Gackt - Oblivious -Kao ni Nai Tenshi-
  • Reading: The Darkness
  • Watching: My Little Pony
  • Playing: Recovering from ME3
  • Eating: Cashews
  • Drinking: Water

First step is admitting you have a problem

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 29, 2011, 9:41 AM


Bix is a Sailormoon Villain




Whooooa been a long while since I wrote anything haha. But since I continue to not be able to sleep well, thought I'd share some random adventures and thoughts I had recently, cuz I know you all just are dying to know right?

Before I start tho, I just wanna let everyone know Colour-Dive Coloring Book 1 is now only $17 with CD or $15 without!! :D So come on, buy one for yourself or a loved one for the holidays!! :la:

So really what sparked this post is something I've known for a long time, but out of my many addictions I'm really, REALLY, fucking addicted to live concerts. I can probably enjoy myself to most any concert as long as I have some mild interest in the type of music, but of course there's nothing like seeing a band you already like, even if you don't know much about them.

I can be pretty damn depressed and down, but after a show I just feel like life can't get any better than that feeling haha. I feel kind of like an energy vampire, or a Sailormoon villain, because the concerts I enjoy myself most at are the ones where the energy from the band and the audience is absolutely tangible. Also, I think because in general I am a loner and dislike people, concerts are one of the few places I can temporarily feel united with my species haha. Although, of course there are some shows where you seem to get stuck next to the most terrible people in the world that can kinda be a buzz kill..

I love to headbang and "concert dance" and my favorite place to be is in the pit/up close to the stage usually, but I HATE HATE HATE mosh pits with the shoving and punching and fighting. :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz: As much as I would like to punch someone in the face normally, I didn't pay XX dollars to come get beat up to live music. ಠ_ಠ One time at a GLAY concert, who are not very hard rock to start with, some douchebags tried to start a mosh pit to a mid-tempo song and nearly knocked over a tiny girl next to me, and then finally all the chicks around me got PISSED and turned on them. I even punched one of the in the back/kidney region, with my big ass skull ring. It left a bruise on my finger so I can only hope he pissed blood later lol. I don't mind people that scream a lot ( even if it's right in my ear XD; ), unless it's during moments that should be quiet or you should just be quietly enjoying.. like during some ballads. I also hate people ( looking at you, girls ) that really jockey for YOUR spot.. like purposely try to elbow/squeeze their way passed you. During some concerts when there's a push/rush toward the stage you usually can't help but wind up in a different spot ( I can't tell you the amount of times I've been in like the 4th-5th row of people, and then after a big rush ended up 2nd row and seperated from the people I was around before lol XD; ), but I mean if you're already squished together and not going anywhere, please remove your elbow from my ribs cuz with all of my might YOU SHALL NOT PASS! :iconguaahplz:

Anyway tho, talking about some AMAZING shows I've seen recently that really got me pumped. :iconimhappiestplz:

Mother fucking D


At Pacific Media Expo in mid-November not only did I get to see some favorite local Los Angeles bands Dig Jelly and Lemon Drop Kick (who are both amazing and you should look them up IMMEDIATELY and if you live in/near LA, try to catch a show!), but I also got to see D twice! I had only recently started to get into them, so I felt pretty n00bish about what to expect and I was still trying to remember all of the band member's names even haha. At their merchandise booth they were selling flags that are used in an audience participation dance, but me and my niece decided to not get them for the first concert which was a big mistake, mostly because we were pelted quite a bit by everyone else who had them and were trying to do the movements. XD I also couldn't help but laugh because I just kept imagining guiding planes in... also during the first song Asagi (vocalist) used a fan to dance/move with, and I kinda giggled too... I think Isshi from Kagrra ( RIP :( ) is one of the few who looks elegant dancing/singing with a fan. But yeah for the second concert we bought flags, if only to defend ourselves. XD But yeah as small as the PMX audiences were, the band not only had incredible energy but so did the audience. Songs I had heard previously that I was kinda meh on were suddenly the most amazing songs ever to hear live. XD I have to admit tho, I was MOST excited to hear/see 7th Rose, because that's the first PV I watched from them and it's funny because my initial reaction was "WTF is this screamo singing in his frilly rose dress LOL XD"... but then I grew to love it and it's prolly my fave D song lol. XD;; But yeah they sang 7th Rose at both concerts, and each time I lost my shit haha. The song tho that REALLY grew on me and I probably had the most fun during is Toki no Koe. ( youtu.be/tvs6GcacLtU !!! ) If you don't watch it all, at least watch until around 1:30 when Asagi starts doing his cool "I COMMAND THEE TO HEADBANG" arm dance movement thing. XD It's awesome. I cannot express exactly how intense and amazing this song is live. It could have just been the awesome people I was surrounded by, but as crazy as that audience seems, the tiny PMX audiences had even MORE energy than that. And when we all headbanged together, it was magical. XD At the first show, I had been so close to getting a Tsunehito (bass) pick I was like "Damn :(" But  I figured it went to someone who was more of a fan than me... when suddenly Hide-zou (guitar) threw a pick like RIGHT at me and it bounced off my boobs and fell to the ground and I was like "NOOO ;A;" I looked anyway even tho I was sure someone grabbed it, but magically it was right by my foot so I nabbed it and was like "THANK YOU BOOBS 8D" Haha it was also cool because going in I had thought Hide-zou would be my favorite member ( I usually am not sure until I see a band live ), so it was like extra victorious. My niece ended up catching a Tsunehito pick, which she loved since she thought he was so adorable and delicate. XD I think my favorite member might have switched to Ruiza (guitar), cuz he's just so smiley and cute T3T... and he kinda reminds me of Hisashi from GLAY (who is my #1 man/fake husband lol). e.e So at the second concert, I was thinking I couldn't be greedy and wish for a Ruiza pick too since I felt so lucky to even have a Hide-zo one, but I thought if after the inevitable rush, if I could just be close enough to touch his hand if he reached out to audience I would be more than satisfied. :'D WELL TURNED OUT I didn't get a pick, but I did get to touch his hand, and the majority of his body. XD; After the rush during the encore, I went from like 6th-7th row to 2nd so I was like "WHOA D8" But yeah after they played a song, the band were all reaching out to touch the fans so I got to touch hands with almost all of them.. but since I was on Ruiza's side and he not only reached but LEANED OUT, A LOT, he basically just landed in my hands. XD I touched his hair, his face (which is really kinda creepy on his end but at least I didn't accidentally poke his eye out or pick his nose or anything XD), his chest, those arms... I basically felt him up. XD; I still replay those precious moments and probably look something like this ~> :iconirapeitplz: Since I'm a mostly asexual hermit ,that's the most action I get lol. XD But yeah, he was so cute too because he was just screaming "THANK YOU!!!" over and over with his big smile and just ahhh~ Love~ But yeah immediately after the concerts they had an autograph session so I got my flags and guitar pick signed. :D But it was so cool because each member shook EVERYONE'S hand and said thank you, they really seemed to love their fans and just be a good group of guys. :) So yeah, if you ever have the chance to see D live, DO IT.

Holy shit EYESHINE

At a local  con here in Arizona called Saboten, I was pretty pumped to see the band Eyeshine led by the popular and very talented anime voice actor and former Power Ranger Johnny Yong Bosch. I was initially worried because once upon a time, Eyeshine was a Christian rock band and while I don't mind religious undertones in music, Christianity in general and Christian rock at that just aren't my thing. ^^; I had once listened to a clip of a song of theirs and I swear on my life one of the lyric was "Oh Moses / With holy roses / Eating pizza at the shop that never closes" ... I listened to it over and over and played it for friends and that's all it could have been!! XD But yeah, so that's become an inside joke for forever... but anyway so yeah even tho I love Johnny to pieces going into the show with lyrics about Moses eating pizza, I was concerned. XD; BUT, to my delight, not did they evolve their sound but it was also no longer overtly Christian Rock.. there were songs with undertones but like I said I don't mind that so I didn't feel uncomfortable at all. :) Not only that, but the music sounded SO good and they had so much energy it was AWESOME. They really played well to the audience too, and were funny and charming. XD After their show too, they wen to their merch booth to sell and sign stuff, so I bought a CD and had Johnny sign ACEO cards I did for myself and my sister, and he complimented my art (even tho they're honestly really crappy speed drawings XD) and then I spazzily told him of how I had forgotten to bring my small stack of items I wanted him to sign (trigun and wolf rain stuff) and he laughed at me and probably said something funny but I can't remember, was too high on energy. XD; Also, Reuban Langdan (Dante from Devil May Cry) also complimented my crappy ACEO art I did on a card for him to sign, but yeah I appreciate it none-the-less. XD

Anyhoo, I think I've burnt myself out reliving all these awesome moments. XD Will ramble at you all again soon!

† Bix †


COLOUR DIVE



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $17 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $15 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD

Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

† Bix †



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  • Listening to: D -Toki no Koe
  • Reading: Nothing ;3;
  • Watching: My Little Pony
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Random Hello from Washington

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 11, 2011, 9:27 PM


FFFFUUUUU




Edit: Alright I chickened out and didn't get the tattoos. ^^; Someday tho! XD;


Just a quick hello! I'm still up in Washington hanging with mah sister. I leave Wednesday, I'm both excited because I'll get to see my doggies whom I miss terribly but also depressed to leave my sister. :( Ah well, I'll see her again of course and it's been fun!

Tomorrow tho.. TOMORROW... I'm getting my first tattoo. D: Excited, but also terrified, Everyone remind me to take my balls with me so as I'm not afraid to ask for changes if I don't like something about the art... even tho I went to meet the artists myself to make sure it was the place I wanted to get them done at, I still have this huge anxiety/fear that somehow I'm going to make them mad by being really nitpicky... I'm just scared cuz it's going on my body for forever! So I need it to be perfect or I'll go crazy haha. But yeah me and my sister are getting the Rebel Alliance (me) and Imperial insignia (her) on our wrists to be uber Star Wars nerds, and then I'm getting Alexiel's fallen angel brand/tattoo below my collar bone. D: CHEER ME ON EVERYONE. Send me good thoughts so I don't get into a fight or faint during the tattoos. XD

† Bix †


COLOUR DIVE



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD

Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

† Bix †



BIX PICKS



:star: Commissions Information :star:
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1. Mike Moon - Coloring
2. Saber - Inking
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  • Listening to: LUNA SEA - Loveless
  • Reading: The Wise Man's Fear
  • Watching: My Little Pony
  • Playing: Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Off to slaughter! XD

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 20, 2011, 7:54 AM


Holy Crap on a stick



So I'm off to San Diego Comic Con, where I will prolly die one way or another! XD These last few days I've been dying from headaches and surfing the dreaded Crimson Wave on top of it and there's been some drama llamas, so I've been feeling pretty miserable and sick.. ^^; I only hope by tomorrow I'll feel ready to tackle this shit~... Yeah right I'm so intimidated, worse so because it's my family's first convention ever lol. It'll be fun though hopefully. :) Then after SDCC I'm off to Washington for a couple of weeks to chill with my sister. I should be able to update from there. One thing that sucks is that I was unable to finish my commissions I still had before the con, so I'll have to do them on my vacation. T3T Ah well.

Anyhoo, while I'm away, please take a gander at the new editions to my "From You!" section! tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou… And then if your eyes can handle even more awesome, take a look at my latest Bix Picks. <3 Guaranteed to make your eyes joygasm...or melt out of your head... one of the two. :D news.deviantart.com/article/15… Also, I added like 20 thousand stamps to my collection over there on the right... sorry... I'm addicted. *___*

For now, I'm off to lay down for a while longer before I got to leave to the airport. ..... I hate traveling. D':

P.S.
I'm still so in shock over the death of former X japan bassist Taiji. D: The circumstances are so bizarre. I feel sad for members of X and his family and friends, and fellow fans of course. :(

† Bix †


COLOUR DIVE



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD

Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

† Bix †



BIX PICKS



:star: Commissions Information :star:
STATUS: Commissions are Open by Metadream
Information : tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
1. Mike Moon - Coloring
2. Saber - Inking
3.
4.
5.


  • Listening to: LUNA SEA - Loveless
  • Reading: The Wise Man's Fear
  • Watching: My Little Pony
  • Playing: Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

AX and AM^2

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 10, 2011, 2:29 AM


Best and Worst



I'm gunna try to keep my normally long winded rambling pretty brief as the memories I wish to share are more like anecdotes, which might make it easier to read or skim over for anyone curious. XD ( I'm halfway through and I think I can say I've failed at this attempt to keep things brief, lol) Also, unfortunately despite how excited I was about AX and AM^2 and cosplaying, it turned out to be probably my worst con experience ever (through no fault of the cons tho). There were fun times tho, which I will also share, so if it's a good rant I'll use a blue bullet, bad red. XD Here we go...

Anime Expo and AM²

:bulletred: -THE ARRIVAL- So you may recall how incredibly nervous I was about the drive since my last road trip was basically a disaster, but thankfully the trip was mostly uneventful. We did see/pass several car accidents, saw someone else's tire blow out, and I spent the majority of the trip melting in the backseat due to some disputes on running the AC versus making sure my car was driving smoothly. But, the important thing was we made it alive, even if I was pretty much drenched in my own sweat and running on no sleep btw haha.
We stayed at the Sheraton, which had been our fav AX hotel, until this trip. First, they didn't let us stop at the lobby entrance to unload our immense amount of luggage and instead waved us on through to the parking garage, which by the way is shared between the hotel and the mini mall it connects to. So after we checked in, we got the pleasure of not being given a bellhop trolly to unload our stuff, and got to make several trips through the garage and mini mall back into the hotel to bring in all our stuff. ):< Also, the girl working the front desk was making things so complicated and difficult, and even though I had 4 people on my room list, the room we were given I strongly believe was only meant for two people as it was crazy small even when it was just the 3 of us there. Then, after a while we noticed there was pretty much no air circulation happening in our room even tho we'd turned the AC all the way down to freezing, so we call down and then send up a tech (45 minutes later), who points a thermometer at the vent, says there's cool air coming out and that we just have to wait a while, then leaves. ):< By this point we're starving, so we decide to go eat before making out next move. I wish I can say things got better after we had food in our bellies, but because of a mild miscommunication about registration there was some really unnecessary tension in the air. -_- Then there was even more drama involving ex's, and then more mild drama in the line for registration when we accidentally cut in front of a couple of girls as there was a huge gap between what we thought was the end of the line and them, so they accused us of cutting and tried to get us in trouble with staff and other BS, instead of just, you know, talking to US about it in a kind and civil manner instead of being a bitch. So after letting them and whoever else said they had been there before us go ahead (NO BIG DEAL), we mocked the whole ordeal for the rest of the wait, cuz we're mature like that. XD Luckily the wait was only about 2 hours (I've been suck in AX reg lines for 7 hours+ before so this was cake lol), but eve so the majority of it was spent outside in the gross humidity so when we finished up I felt thoroughly gross and exhausted. And, surprise, when we got back to the room it was still uncomfortably stuffy (if you remained stationary for long enough you cooled down), but by that point we were all too tired and hot to try and switch rooms, and we figured we wouldn't be in there much anyway so we should be able to handle it.

:bulletblue: -DAY 1 @ AM^2- First day was Okami day!! And we were gunna spend the majority of it at AM^2. :D Getting ready, it was so awesome to see Meg and Chibi's outfits all together, it was truly like my sketches had come to life only 10 million times better. My outfit tho I felt dubious on, so even with the few pix we managed to take all I can do is look and nitpick everything I want to change. ^^; So, be on the look out for Amaterasu 2.0 haha.
But yeah after getting ready and escaping our terrible humid room, we went to eat at IHOP before heading out to AM^2. It was so funny how many compliments we got just sitting there, and then those turned into random people asking for photos during our breakfast. XD; It was amusing and made me happy that our costumes seemed to be a hit even if people didn't necessarily know what we were.
After food we headed off to AM^2, and were perturbed at how empty it seemed for having so much awesome stuff going on (not to mention the Anaheim Con Center is like a million times nicer than stupid LA Con Center. I HATE IT~). :( They really should have waited to build up a loyal fanbase before taking on Anime Expo. :/ But at any rate, as soon as we went into the vendor hall/artist alley/registration looking for where to pick up our "passports," we were accosted for photos and compliments. o.o And like I knew we looked cool, but probably not THAT cool to deserve the amount of attention we got, which only increased my worry that AM^2 must have been really slow/empty. ^^; We picked up our badges, which were designed literally to look like passport books that had the con's schedules and everything you needed to know inside, which I thought was such a brilliant design/idea. Then we were whisked away to a photo booth for pictures, and it was then I realized I really should have thought ahead more on poses, cuz I went totally blank haha. Add to that I wasn't feeling my costume to the fullest, and I feel like most of my pictures just came out so-so if not bad haha. Again the people at the booth seemed to just be in too much awe of our costumes, tho I happily took the compliments and was glad they were appreciated. ^__^ After we finished with the photo opp, we rushed to find where the h.naoto fashion show/heidi. concert was going to be, as I wanted to see both but also my friend was one of the models in the show. <3
So the fashion show was super cool, and we had some pretty awesome seats considering we'd made it so late in the seating line. After the fashion show, my friend joined us and we found some other pals seated near us, then heidi. took the stage. Firstly, it was bizarre because from a distance the guitarist, bassit, and drummer all looked like friends of ours, so when they walked in the fashion show we were really confused for a few moments. XD But yeah, other than marveling at the resemblance, heidi really surprised me! I liked their music well enough, but they're one of those bands you definitely appreciate that much more after seeing them live. They had such a great and fun energy and really worked the crowd! It sucked SO MUCH tho, because as soon as the concert started a lot of people left their seats and rushed to stand in front of the stage, like at a real concert. Somehow the staff made everyone return  to their seats, AND then made everyone else sit down, so no one could even stand up at their seat to enjoy the show. D:<  It made rocking out and giving energy and appreciation back to the band difficult, but it hardly seemed to phase them as they continued to cheerfully encourage hand waving and other interactions. :) They were really, truly amazing and fun. I'd totally see them again if given the chance. <3
After the concert we wandered around a bit and met up with our other friends, and were trying to figure out the other conventions going on at the same time.. one of which was some organization called MOOSE, and it was mostly old people lol... a lot of them asked for pix with us, or simply stared... After one too many slightly inappropriate interactions with old men we decided we had enough of cosplay and changed into normal clothes, tho we kept the wigs and makeup on since it would have been ridiculous to try and deal with the disaster that was our hair after being stuck under a wig for so many hours. XD; So we were then like, casual Okami haha.
More wandering and fooling around with friends, then we made our way back to the concert room to see the Sadie concert. They surprised me in a different way haha... I didn't realize they were so hard/screamy.. somehow the few songs I had happened upon were all their more mellow or not as screamy songs. I'm not a fan of screamo rock (one reason I don't even listen to anything by Dir en grey after Withering to Death), so while they were good the concert just felt like one big song to me and I eventually just started wondering when it'd finally be over haha. We amused ourselves tho by playing "misheard lyrics" and telling each other what we thought the singer just sang. XD Also, we were sitting near these guys that had also been in the fashion show I think, and they looked familiar so I was kinda staring them down trying to remember where I had seen them before... then it hit me, they were the douchebags that had tried to start a mosh pit at one of the GLAY concerts a year or two ago now. If you've never listened to GLAY, even their "hard" stuff is hardly anything you can mosh to, headbanging/dancing/jumping yes... mosh pit, NO. And it wasn't even to one o their "hard" songs they tried to start one to.. not to mention, the audience was like 90% girls.. so yeah... this petite asian girl next to me got hit so hard by their rowdyness she nearly fell, and then finally when all of the girls got sick of their stupidity, it wasn't pretty haha. I saw a friend of mine come flying from no where to kick one of them in the ass, and then when they nearly slammed into the same Asian girl beside me I blocked her and punched the guy as hard as I could in the kidney with my big skull ring on. But yeah anyway, after I recognized them we then spent time snickering to ourselves about how they had got their asses kicked by a ton of angry GLAY fangirls lol. I will say, the singer of Sadie really looks and sounds remarkably like Kyo from Dir en grey, and he's SO TINY. I couldn't get over how little he was haha. I could put him in my pocket. 8D
After the concert, we made a group pilgrimage to Dennys, where we ran into yet more of them MOOSE people, and finally got an answer to what it was all about.. tho I missed part of the explanation lol. But I caught a bit when the lady was explaining they named their group after a Moose because they had tight family units... and I was like.. uhhh.. what? ^^; Moose are solitary, and don't travel in groups or herds like other dear. XD; The closest they come is when you see a mother with her calf/calves... but yeah. ^^; Anyway after food with friends we made the drive back to our hotel at AX. I showered and waited up for our friend that arrived that night, and stayed up a while whispering sleep deprived jokes with him until I finally passed out.

:bulletred: -DAY 2 @ AX- Angel Sanctuary daaaaaay! I was excited because not only had I fixed my costume from my first attempt at wearing it the year before, but I had also since commissioned Alexiel's sword, Nanatsusaya, so I felt awweeessooome. And I was so excited to see Meg and our friend Nick as Astarte and Astaroth, because I KNEW it was going to look amazing and they would be bombarded for pics even if no one knew who they were. ;p People need to learn to trust my cosplay/design instincts. XD We also planned to check out AX's awesome vendor hall and artist alley, tho there was still issues about people not having badges and whatnot which we'd figure out once we got to the con center. Note that at conventions, my already troubled sleep only gets worse despite my exhaustion.. like I can only sleep for a few hours at a time it seems, as I always wake up way earlier than we intended lol. But, despite my X amount of days with little sleep, I was excited for the day.. tho people's morning crabbyness started to worry me some. I figured tho as soon as we got out of our cramped, stuffy, humid room everyone would feel better. I was right, for a little while at least.
We got to the con center only for me to realize I forgot my camera, but Meg had hers so we decided just to just stick with that. First order of business was to get to reg to weigh various options about what to do about the badge situation for some of our group who were hesitant to shell out the $75 for a full badge if we were going to be going to both AX and AM^2. Anyway the con center is SO PACKED, it takes forever to get to the hall where reg was, only to find out the place we needed to go first is all the way where we just came from. *_* I offer to go alone, since it'll be faster getting through the horde with just one person than our little group. So I go, get the answer I needed to ditch Plan 1, and call the rest of my group to let them know what happened and that I'm on my way back... turns out in the short time I was away there was continued crabbyness and some infighting, so there's a momentary split in the group as I get Nanatsusaya peace bonded, then we get back together for a small handful of photos while we wait to see what people decide to do about the badge situation, still. We wander around the hall a little more, and finally Chibi is fed up with her costume as she's having some difficulties, and I'm feeling pretty gross myself as all my wasted efforts of running around has left me sweating like a man. Meg and Nick's costumes tho are a hit and they're getting bombarded with photos, me and Chibi tho weren't getting that much attention anyway, so we decided to go ahead and go change.
I don't really even want to specify exactly what happened after that, but the incidents that followed and the drama that came with it was so horrible that even tho they were resolved later that night, it pretty much put a damper on the rest of the convention for me. I didn't dwell or mope about it and made the most of the good times we did have, but in the back of my mind I worried "what ELSE is going to happen?"
:bulletblue: That night however was really epically fun, especially considering how terrible the rest of the day had been. Also sucky was tickets were just completely sold out for both the Vocaloid concert and for Kalafina, so I had no fun events to distract me that night. :( Instead and possibly even better however, we got to hang out with some old friends and some of our usual group, and played an epic and hilarious game of Apples to Apples.I don't know if you know this, but Helen Keller it seems is the ultimate power card... no matter what adjective is put down, if you put Helen Keller down she's like an automatic win. XD Nothing can beat her!

:bulletblue: / :bulletyellow: -DAY 3 @ AX- This day we were supposed to go to AM^2 to cosplay Guilty Gear with our other friends, and also check out the special screening of Bunraku and see Scandal in concert. But, since we had been unable to check out the vendor hall yesterday, we decided we'd wake up early and see as much as we could of the dealer's room and try to get our friends to come to AX since we heard AM^2 was pretty sad and empty still (really we kept hearing conflicting reports, saying there was no one there or saying they had a lot of people at certain events at least... I dunno haha). Turns out they couldn't come to AX and were prolly gunna be leaving AM^2 early-ish... but before I could even feel guilty and convince my group to go over as we said we would, my health took a bit of a nose dive.
Again I thought when we got out of the room and into the con I'd feel better, but not so haha. I managed to hang on until we got our whole group into the vendor hall, then I had to break the news to both my group at AX and my friends at AM^2 that I had to go change out of my cosplay and rest for a while. The lack of sleep, heat/humidity, and probably most of all stress had taken it's toll on me and I think my blood pressure went haywire. I felt dizzy and was having heart palpitations along with a tight feeling in my chest, and even a bit sick to my stomach... so before it got any worse I made my exit and made the trip that seemed to take a small eternity back to the room to change out of my costume and lay down for a while by myself in the quiet. It took so long that by the time I had started changing Chibi called me saying they had gotten worried because they hadn't heard from me, but that she was on her way back too to change. ^^; I felt so bad we weren't able to make it to cosplay with our friends at AM^2, but they looked awesome all on their own. I waited for Chibi to come and change, and by that time I was feeling better, so we made our way back to the con and finally got to explore the dealer's room.
After hunger took over eyegasming at merch, we met up with friends at Dennys and said farewell to other friends. ;3; We spent the rest of the evening chilling in our hotel room with pals, and I started to not feel well all over again so the last chance of maybe going to see Scandal was out the window. ::emo tears for a thousand years::

:bulletblue: -DAY 4 @ AX- Day 4 was just a chill day. Went to the dealer's room to finish up shopping, including getting a new set of copics and eyeballing their air compressor which I wish I had. T_T Bought some munny's on sale at the dickblick booth, did some damage in Artist Alley.. but yeah really didn't go too crazy at this con haha.
Rest of the day was just spent relaxing with friends, ordered some delicious pizza, then had to say goodbyes and pack up for the trip back home.

The trip back home was also, thankfully, uneventful. Except when we go into Picacho Peak, that's when we hit that huge dust storm that ended up swallowing Phoenix haha. It was pretty intense for a while but luckily we got out unscathed.

But yeah... so even with the fun times, which did outweigh the crappy, I can easily say this was the worst con experience I've ever had. :( It's left such a bad taste in my mouth that I'm not even excited for San Diego Comic Con at the moment... it'll be my first, and I'm sure I'll be excited as it gets closer but man. I'm sure I'll be confronting people more about everything that happened when the time is right. For now all I can say is I hope nothing like this happens ever again.

But yeah, I know some of you were hoping for some awesome pix of cosplay, but with all of the running around and drama there's really no pics of me to be found, and the few I have seen I don't like enough to show off haha. But, I'll be rewearing the costumes (in some cases new and improved versions) at upcoming cons so there'll be pics to show eventually haha. ^^

In the meantime, you can check out my handywork in part with :iconorpheusdiscord: and :iconmaraudermeg:
Nuregami ( made with help from Chibi and Meg :3 )
:thumb217451169:
Astaroth and Astarte (combo of sewn pieces and store bought accessories/pieces )
Astaroth and Astarte by orpheusdiscord Angel Sanctuary Astaroth by orpheusdiscord:thumb217451583:
Ino (THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE TO MAKE, WTF)
Ino Guilty Gear Cosplay by MarauderMeg

Thank you all for sticking with me! Next journal will be 90% more cheery hopefully! XD

† Bix †


COLOUR DIVE



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD

Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

† Bix †



BIX PICKS



:star: Commissions Information :star:
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1. Mike Moon - Coloring
2. Saber - Inking
3.
4.
5.


  • Listening to: Nightmare - Lulu
  • Reading: The Wise Man's Fear
  • Watching: My Little Pony
  • Playing: Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

LAAAAAAAG

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 29, 2011, 9:18 AM


Not as dead as you think!



Yay new journal skin!! :iconnyappyplz: I'll prolly be changing them a lot as I try to find one that truly suits me... but this one caught my eye so I'll stick with this for a while haha.

But yeah I feel so behind on most of my "social networking" sites, ESPECIALLY deviantart. As it is I have like 9,000 pics to go through in my watchbox. :iconscaredtodeathplz: A lot of them may be club deviations tho so I can prolly burn some of them to make time for more important ones, like you guys. <3

To be honest I don't even know what's been keeping me so busy lol. I just don't have the energy I guess.. I dunno. Summers here in southern Arizona are brutal~~ The sun/heat just zap all energy from me, not to mention allergies and my other health woes. x_x Thank god tho the monsoons are on the horizon!! :icononionharpplz: I hope we get some epic rain and thunderstorms this year, since the last few have been really disappointing.

Tho I have been busy with some things haha. Like :iconcolour-dive:... if you haven't already, GO CHECK IT OUT. AND BUY A BOOK. IT'S JOYGASMIC. Also I've pretty much sold at every con from here to Phoenix, so a lot of time was spent drawing new stuff/making new merchandise and when I'm lucky enough to get some commissions, workin' on those too haha. My next con to sell at isn't until October pretty much, so I'm going to enjoy this bit of a break haha. Especially because Phoenix Comic Con was so fucking crazy and epic, I was so busy I basically spent the entire con trapped behind my table or being half dead in the hotel haha. Man tho so many awesome things happened, PCC would be a whole entry by itself... I may write that up eventually haha.

This weekend tho, I'm heading out to California for Anime Expo and AM^2!!! I'm unhappy because we have to drive, as my last roadtrip to California was disastrous, to put it mildly lol. It's been like 3 or 4 years but I'm still traumatized haha. ^^; But yesh, besides the cons themselves, I'm excited because I'm making a big return to cosplay this year! :'D I've kinda taken a break, only doing simple costumes if any, but I felt inspired to be ambitious this year and dragged friends into group cosplay to make it all the better. :D So I'm doing Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary (FINALLY), Amaterasu from Okami (my own design), and bringing back Baiken from Guilty Gear to cosplay with friends. :) But yeah luckily I had actually already made Alexiel for last year, but had so many technical difficulties when the time came to wear her I basically didn't cosplay at all haha. But I've since fixed everything so hopefully other than being hot as hell, I should not have any wardrobe malfunctions at least.  Also had Baiken already done from way back, I was gunna add a back design but got too lazy lol. So really I only had to make my Amaterasu costume, which luckily didn't give me too much trouble. I also helped my niece make hers, and our friend Meg too. They're going to be Yumigami (the rabbit) and Nuregami (the snake), I designed all of the outfits with their input so it's really all kinds of awesome seeing the costumes come together IRL. :'D Then I had to help Meg make her Guilty Gear costume, Ino, which I stupidly thought "PFFT she barely wears anything, this will be EASY." I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. OMG. Srsly the bitch barely has any clothes on and yet it was the most nightmare-ish cosplay hell to make. I think it's mostly because the fabric is pleather/vinyl, so there's NO stretch/give, so things have to be fitted exactly AND lined and then my sewing machine hates me and all kinds of things go wrong when trying to sew this already difficult fabric together. :iconguaahplz: BUT, now that it's all finished, I'm really proud of it, even if it's not perfect haha. Cuz you have to remember, I don't know how to use patterns and have no real sewing knowledge/skills... my motto is "lay down and I'll trace you" (applies to laying down already made garments and tracing them too XD). At any rate, I'm so exciting for cosplay fun times. :D

And please send good thoughts my way that we have a safe road trip and don't die... that includes me dying from the 8 hour panic attack I'm sure to be having all the way there and back. XD

Anyhoo I haven't slept yet, and I think I might finally be drowsy enough to do so. I'll talk to ya all post AX/AM^2!! <333333

† Bix †


COLOUR DIVE



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD

Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

† Bix †



BIX PICKS



:star: Commissions Information :star:
STATUS: Commissions are Open by Metadream
Information : tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
1. Mike Moon - Coloring
2. Saber - Inking
3.
4.
5.


  • Listening to: Vocaloid - Corruption Garden (Luka)
  • Reading: The Wise Man's Fear
  • Watching: My Little Pony
  • Playing: Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

COLOUR DIVE SHIP DATE :D

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 1, 2011, 11:09 PM
:icontonomurabix:



:iconcuterainbowplz:.:Update 6/1/11:.:iconsparklesplz:



OK! So Colour Dive Pre-Orders should ship this week if not early next week. I'm sorry things have been a little slow/delayed, I'm still exhausted from Phoenix Comic Con (tho it was AMAZING) and my Birthday is Friday! ...tho at this point all I can think about doing is eating cake and sleeping. XD But yeah they will ship soon, and I will be trying to finish up the commissions I have asap too. x_x God and Anime Expo is soon too, and I have costumes to finish... someone give me extra arms and infinite energy~ ToT




:iconcuterainbowplz:.:Random:.:iconsparklesplz:



OMG what is this crazy new way of updating journals. x_x It's been THAT LONG since I updated one apparently lol.. but yeah the layout I usually use is nearly impossible to use with this new fangled system, so I'm using this old layout until I find something more appealing. :iconfoxgrrplz:




:iconcuterainbowplz:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconcuterainbowplz:



For those of you who don't know, for the past several months I've been working with several of my friends here on devart to create the most epic of epic Coloring Books EVER~ And after all these months of hard work, we're finally nearing the printing stage, which means pre-orders start NAO! :D


What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there will be around 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix


You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.


AND, not only are you getting an amazing array of images, but with each pre-order you will receive special edition Artist Trading Cards (ACEO / KAKAO / ATC), bookmarks, and pins made especially for this book release! :eager:


Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling


:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling


:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$13.95 most likely, but at this time I can't give an exact amount because I don't have the book yet to weigh it, so I can only guess. However you can get an idea of the price range for shipping to your country by looking here (under the "Large Envelopes" section) : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… ... I doubt the package with the book + preorder goods will be over 32 ounces, but in the case that it is and the shipping gets pricey I can get a Priority flat rate envelope, and for our Colour Dive friends in Canada and Mexico it will be $11.95, all other countries will be $13.95. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, as soon as I have more information I will update everyone! Until further notice, you can still send an email to Colour Dive with your order information and I can invoice you later with the new total. :)


We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)


How to Order


Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com.


Your Name


Shipping address


Your e-mail and/or deviantart name


Ordering book with CD or without CD



Also spread the word! <3 We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp :iconcolour-dive:, and I'll feature you here in my journal. :D Sound good?!


Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!


† Bix †

  • Listening to: abingdon boys school - LOST REASON-feat.MICRO
  • Reading: The Gates
  • Watching: Panty and Stocking
  • Playing: OkamiDen
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: COLOUR DIVE :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:

Look at this for an amusing promo image LOL img.photobucket.com/albums/v11…

Hello! TonomuraBix speaking~

After months of hard work, Colour Dive's first coloring book is launching May 26 at Phoenix Comic Con!! :iconfeelingfreeplz:

If you haven't heard the word on why this coloring book is so freaking epic, HERE'S SOME REASON TO BUY. First, there will be over 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll fine, look no further than Colour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> fav.me/d3bvax2

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over.

AND, not only are you getting an amazing array of images, but with each pre-order you will receive special edition Artist Trading Cards (ACEO / KAKAO / ATC), bookmarks, and pins made especially for this book release! :eager:

:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:

Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD)

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling
:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling

:earth: IMPORTANT: Shipping outside the United States will be $5-$10 depending on what country you are in. :) You can see the price of shipping (not counting the cost of the envelope) under the "Large Envelopes" section : www.usps.com/prices/first-clas… Look for the prices for 12 ounces. :) Please email me at colourdive @ gmail.com with your country and I can calculate your shipping cost!  

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed. :)

How to Order

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to TonomuraBix here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com. ( If you are outside the United States, please send me your address before payment so I can calculate your shipping! :) )

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD


Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!


:iconfeelingfreeplz:  †TonomuraBix

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*NEXT KIRIBAN*
TBA

Next kiriban will be at TBA hits! ^_^ just note me (a screenshot is appreciated) and the prize will be a drawing a chibi version of pretty much whatever character they want - be it from Anime/Manga, video game, movies, J-Pop / J-Rock musician, original, whatever. ^_^ Good luck everyone!


clubs

MY CLUB!
:iconrandom-ninjas:

Anime / Manga / Manwha
:icontenkuukaikatsu: + :icontakeuchi-senshi: + :iconthe-utena-club: + :iconutenaclub-kicksass: +:iconwallflowerclub: + :iconanimeloversinc:

MUSIC :headbang:
:iconrandom-ninjas: + :iconjpopchamp: + :iconjpopaddicts: +  :iconj-rock-and-pop: + :iconvisual-kei: + :iconjrock-yakuza: + :iconj-indie-club: + :iconxjapanclub: + :iconpinkspidermemorial: + :iconglay-addiction: + :icondakishimete-gackt: + :iconcamuigacktfan: + :iconlarukuclub: + :iconpsycholecemu: + :iconpierrot-club: + :iconxjapanfans: + :icondegclub: + :iconduel-jewel: + :iconmalicious-misery: + :iconmoidixmois-m10m: + :iconmoidixmois-fans: + :iconkanaclub: + :iconantikku-addicts: + :iconw-indsforever: + :icondivineayu:

Star Wars
:iconswfc: + :iconlukeskywalkerfans: + :iconskywalkers-united:

Video Games
:iconfinalfantasyfan: + :iconfinalfantasy7club: + :icongoldensaucer: + :iconheaven-or-hell:

Other
:iconokami-pack: + :iconillustratethis: + :iconkombatzone: + :iconbishoujoclub: + :iconbishounenclub: + :icontoounit-fan-club: + :iconleoosakafanclub:





  • Listening to: Malice Mizer - Baroque
  • Reading: Vampire Princess Miyu
  • Watching: [LIVE] GACKT - Oblivious (LIVE R&amp;RII)
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Dissidia
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Water
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2:iconbummy3:.:COLOUR DIVE COLORING BOOK:.:iconbummy1::iconbummy2:iconbummy3:

For those of you who don't know, for the past several months I've been working with several of my friends here on devart to create the most epic of epic Coloring Books EVER~ And after all these months of hard work, we're finally nearing the printing stage, which means pre-orders start NAO!

What's so great about this coloring book you ask? First, there are over 40 images done by 15, yes FIFTEEN different artists, in a menagerie of different themes and styles at your fingertips. Like steampunk? We got it. Furries? Yep. Chibis? Of course! Hot babes and boys? O HELLZ YA. For a small taste of what you'll find, look no further than :devColour-Dive itself or this lovely preview image! ~> .:Project ColourDive PREVIEW:. by TonomuraBix

You tell me you only color by digital means? We got your back. Not only will you get the book itself, but you can also order a bonus CD for just a few bucks more with all the lineart in high res files for your tablet/mouse to orgasm over. :iconchocoloveplz:

AND, not only are you getting an amazing array of images, but with each pre-order you will receive special edition Artist Trading Cards (ACEO / KAKAO / ATC), bookmarks, and pins made especially for this book release!

:iconrainbowsheep2:Cost and Payment Info (all prices in USD):iconrainbowsheep2:

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book with CD - $23 + $5 shipping and handling

:bulletred: Colour Dive Coloring book without CD - $20 + $5 shipping and handling

We will be accepting payment through paypal, however other payment methods (ie money order) can be discussed.

:iconrainbowsheep2:How to Order:iconrainbowsheep2:

Please send your payment to our paypal address colourdive @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following information attached either in a paypal note, noted to me here on DevArt, or emailed to colourdive @ gmail.com

Your Name
Shipping address
Your e-mail and/or deviantart name
Ordering book with CD or without CD

Also spread the word! <3 :iconbotherplz: We'd love any and all pimping. And Tell you what, you pimp , and I'll feature you here in my journal.  Sound good?!

Thank you all for your support, I hope you will buy one of our books! Srsly, the art is AMAZING. If I wasn't in it, I'd be buying if for sure haha!

:iconfeelingfreeplz: † Bix †

Random Thoughts from a brain drowned in snot

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 15, 2010, 4:31 AM

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To Do List

:bulletwhite: = Not Started
:bulletblue: = Sketching
:bulletpurple: = Inking
:bulletred: = Coloring

:bulletblack:Commissions:bulletblack:
:bulletblue: Jullian
:bulletwhite: Izzy
:bulletwhite: Neko-chan
:bulletwhite: Nico

:bulletblack:Trades/Gifts:bulletblack:
:bulletwhite: TinaBot
:bulletblue: Brianne

:bulletblack:Contests:bulletblack:

:bulletblack:Contest Prizes:bulletblack:
:bulletblue: Frazzled-Niya
:bulletblue: Boofrickittyhoo
:bulletwhite: JeyR (waiting)


Collect Em All


I heart my pibby by TonomuraBix
:thumb113351277:
I Support ART by AnonIhmus
Music Stamp by AcidaliaAdrasteia
Wolf Hunting Stamp by sandeyes13

Credits

Header image and tweaking by TonomuraBix
CSS by ClaireJones




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EDIT: NEW BIX PICKS HOORAH! news.deviantart.com/article/13…

Heyo minna! So wow it's been a long while since I last blog-ged... what have I been doing, lol? Well most epically, I just recently saw LUNA SEA (OMFG) in LA, but I think I might try to do a video blog about it so look forward to that if you enjoy hearing about my concert adventures. :D


It sucks tho cuz right when I left for LUNA SEA, I started coming down with a head cold, and I've been battling it ever since. -.- I'm finally winning I think tho, so I can start being productive again. :iconkermityayplz: I have SO much to d.. yet moar commissions (I hope they haven't lost all faith in me lol), some art for ME (I wanna do some Vocaloid fanart DAMMIT!), art for a couple contests, art for badges to sell at cons, not to mention finishing drawings for the coloring book project over at :iconcolour-dive:. <333 You guys, I really can't wait to start showing you some previews, even just from the sketches the team is working on, this book is gunna be so fucking fantastic... if I wasn't working on it I'd buy it lol. Hopefully by January I'll have some real concrete details to give you guys, and if we're lucky we'll even start pre-orders (pre-orders will prolly have some special gifts included for incentive ;D)


If you've been watching me for a year or two, you might recall my Christmas Card + Print Extravaganza I've done.. but I'm sad to say I don't think I'll be able to do it this year... hell I didn't even send out most of the cards I was supposed to from last year things got so hairy. x_x But yeah.. I'm just so busy and sick I know I won't have the energy to do it, I'm so sorry. ;^; Next year I'll start way early.. like Halloween haha.


But yeah.. the actual reason inspiration behind this entry was me wanting to say how much I freaking love decora lol. If you're not familiar, wiki that shit yo! XD But basically it's a fashion style made popular in Japan... basically it's dressing like a rainbow threw up all over you then while trying to wipe you off, it sneezed. 8D And also wearing as many colorful accessories as you can possibly fit on your head/arms/hands/legs. I.LOVE.EET. I want to dress more decora lol... but I'm such a tomboy and tend to lean towards punkier looking things, it's hard to get brave enough to be so colorful. XD But yeah here's some examples:
Rainbow Decora by fireicefusion c: by Vampyric-Addict:thumb94223605: redhellokitty2 by lindacooper:thumb106712941::thumb64368246: Shutter Happy by Pastel-Ai
FUCKING LOVE IT. SO HARD.
What got me thinking about it is a contest entry I want to do for Taiyou Con's art contest... we'll see what happens haha.


BTW I'll have new Bix Picks up soon... maybe even tonight haha.


Well I think I'm gunna try to draw... or go pass out lol. I feel so sleepy. >< STUPID COLD!


† Bix †


Charity Prints
What makes me a woman... by TonomuraBix Beauty is the Beast : Day by TonomuraBix Beauty is the Beast : Night by TonomuraBix




Bix Picks!

THERE WERE TOO MANY FOR THIS TINY BOX TO CONTAIN! X_X PLZ CHECK OUT news.deviantart.com/article/13… TO SEE THE CURRENT PIX! UPDATED 12/15/2010!




extra extra

:star: Commissions Information :star:
STATUS: Commissions are Open by Metadream
Information : tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
1. Jullian - Sketching
2.
3.
4.
5.


:butterflytwo: 100 Themes Challenge :butterflytwo:
Last Update: 08/22/06
tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…


:skull: Find Bix @ :skull:
Cosplay.com
Myspace
Facebook
Twitter
Gaia: TonomuraBix, or +Organic Angel of War+
PS3 Network: Tonomura_Bix


:love: Gift Art and Winnings! :love:
Chaste Sin by LeoAndBan
Black Mini-Tophat by fourthemperor
Hisashi by mildtarantula
For TonomuraBix : Bix by M-Allcock
For Bix: Kanmi + Kumori by littledemonkurai
bdaybixy by SarahsPlushNStuff
Dressed to kill by Marcher
.:sanity.not.included:. by Boofrickittyhoo
Happy Birthday Bix by kitty-eared-girl
GLAY- Hisashi: Blue Tones by OneLovelySin
Miwaku by OneLovelySin  
Kiriban - Miwaku by diekusse  
Miwa and Shiro by Frazzled-Niya
Christmas Card for Bix by kitty-eared-girl  
Stamp- Jedi Goddess by Boofrickittyhoo
Pop.Rocks.Punk by Boofrickittyhoo
Guilty.Until.Proven by Boofrickittyhoo
Bix and Zara - For Bix by LeoAndBan
Zel.n.Dash by Boofrickittyhoo
.G.Zel.A. by Boofrickittyhoo
.: B.i.x :. by Boofrickittyhoo  
Happy Birthday Bix by YumeSupernova  


:ninja: Pimpin' no Jutsu :ninja:
December 2006 - tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
October 2007 - tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
April 2009 - tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…



*NEXT KIRIBAN*
TBA

Next kiriban will be at TBA hits! ^_^ just note me (a screenshot is appreciated) and the prize will be a drawing a chibi version of pretty much whatever character they want - be it from Anime/Manga, video game, movies, J-Pop / J-Rock musician, original, whatever. ^_^ Good luck everyone!


clubs

MY CLUB!
:iconrandom-ninjas:

Anime / Manga / Manwha
:icontenkuukaikatsu: + :icontakeuchi-senshi: + :iconthe-utena-club: + :iconutenaclub-kicksass: +:iconwallflowerclub: + :iconanimeloversinc:

MUSIC :headbang:
:iconrandom-ninjas: + :iconjpopchamp: + :iconjpopaddicts: +  :iconj-rock-and-pop: + :iconvisual-kei: + :iconjrock-yakuza: + :iconj-indie-club: + :iconxjapanclub: + :iconpinkspidermemorial: + :iconglay-addiction: + :icondakishimete-gackt: + :iconcamuigacktfan: + :iconlarukuclub: + :iconpsycholecemu: + :iconpierrot-club: + :iconxjapanfans: + :icondegclub: + :iconduel-jewel: + :iconmalicious-misery: + :iconmoidixmois-m10m: + :iconmoidixmois-fans: + :iconkanaclub: + :iconantikku-addicts: + :iconw-indsforever: + :icondivineayu:

Star Wars
:iconswfc: + :iconlukeskywalkerfans: + :iconskywalkers-united:

Video Games
:iconfinalfantasyfan: + :iconfinalfantasy7club: + :icongoldensaucer: + :iconheaven-or-hell:

Other
:iconokami-pack: + :iconillustratethis: + :iconkombatzone: + :iconbishoujoclub: + :iconbishounenclub: + :icontoounit-fan-club: + :iconleoosakafanclub:





  • Listening to: LUNA SEA - TIME IS DEAD
  • Reading: Guardians of Ga'hool
  • Watching: SailormoonS
  • Playing: BLUR
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Creative Overdrive! NEW BIX PICKS

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 20, 2010, 12:34 AM

Find Bix @

Cosplay.com
Facebook
Myspace
Twitter
Livestream
Gaia Online
TinierMe - Search Tonomura Hisushi
PS3 Network: Tonomura_Bix


Get Some


promo

:star:Contests:star:

To Do List

:bulletwhite: = Not Started
:bulletblue: = Sketching
:bulletpurple: = Inking
:bulletred: = Coloring

:bulletblack:Commissions:bulletblack:
:bulletblue: Jullian
:bulletwhite: Izzy
:bulletwhite: Paty
:bulletwhite: Neko-chan
:bulletwhite: kashoku
:bulletwhite: Nico

:bulletblack:Trades/Gifts:bulletblack:
:bulletwhite: TinaBot
:bulletblue: Brianne
:bulletwhite: Tsuzukikun

:bulletblack:Contests:bulletblack:

:bulletblack:Contest Prizes:bulletblack:
:bulletblue: Frazzled-Niya
:bulletblue: Boofrickittyhoo
:bulletwhite: JeyR (waiting)


Collect Em All


I heart my pibby by TonomuraBix
:thumb113351277:
I Support ART by AnonIhmus
Music Stamp by AcidaliaAdrasteia
Wolf Hunting Stamp by sandeyes13

Credits

Header image and tweaking by TonomuraBix
CSS by ClaireJones




so excited, and i just can't hide it


Firstly, as always, newest edition of Bix Picks is here! <3 LOOK ~> news.deviantart.com/article/13… ALSO! New pix in Gifts from you! LOOK ~> tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou… I FUCKING LOVE YOU ALL~


Seriously, I don't know if I've ever quite exuded this amount of creative spew into the universe before lol. I was feeling pretty tired so yesterday I told myself "No creative ANYTHING today! No thinking, planning, coloring, drawing, sewing, NOTHING! It's a day off to recharge!" .. And you know, it was so hard lol. I don't really even think I accomplished having that day off, tho I sure didn't do anything productive other than finally have an epiphany over what I'm gunna do for Halloween. (Is is sad I got my dogs costumes before myself? XD BTW before you think "Oh man your poor dogs, being forced to dress up!" they actually really like wearing things lol. For winter I bought them sweaters because they get chilly, and they strut around in them, it's so funny. XD )


But yeah, I just have an abnormal amount of creative endeavors going on right now I guess. ^^; I have a crazy amount of commissions right now, it baffles me lol. I've NEVER been this busy, but I can't really say no to getting anymore because I need the money. XD So I'm struggling a bit to stay afloat on that end, not to mention trades and gifts I STILL owe because I'm a terrible person. :iconcsulkplz: And of course, art for ME somewhere in between all that. I was hoping to get a spot in Artist Alley for Pacific Media Expo (my favorite con <3) in November, but it sold out SO fast this year, and there was so much demand that even the con staffers were shocked and have been scrambling trying to get more tables lol. But yeah it's looking like a long shot now, which kinda sucks but ah well I'm going anyway cuz like I mentioned, it's my favorite convention. <3 But I DO have a spot at Taiyou-Con this January in Mesa, AZ. :D I also want to try and be in the fashion show, maybe... I'm pretty shy about being on stage lol.. but it could be fun. XD


Then there's Halloween coming up, and like I said I only JUST figured out what I'm gunna be. XD I'm gunna make some EPIC kigurumi outfits! Not the scary anime persona ones lol, cute animal pjs like these ~> www.milanoo.com/wholesale-Kigu… But I'm keeping it a secret exactly what I'm making! :iconohohoplz:


Also I'm making a return to more complicated cosplay than I've done in a big way for 2011, so I've been busy buying fabric and organizing my groups. <3 After I finished my seek monkeh costume back in 2005, I got really burnt out from making such complex cosplay lol. That's why most of my "new" cosplay has been pretty simple and laid back, needed a break haha. I'm ready tho to face all the blood, sweat, tears and curse words again tho! :icondignitylaughplz: Or so I say now lol.. I'll prolly be hating my life once I start sewing lol. But yeah I'm doing Ludwig Kakumei again with my friends, as well as rewearing my Baiken (Guilty Gear) costume. In return I'm making my friends cosplay Angel Sanctaury with me, and mother fucking OKAMI. SO FUCKING EXCITED. For Angel Sanctuary, I'm gunna be Alexiel, and I've even commissioned Nanatsusaya which should be arriving soon hopefully. <3 So far for my group I have a Kurai, Mad Hatter/Belial, Michael, Astarte AND Astaroth ( OH SNAP ), and possibly a Rosiel or Kira/Lucifer. I'll hopefully have more but that's what's confirmed atm. ^^ And for Okami it's smaller, but awesome none-the-less. I'm going to be Amaterasu, then I have a Yumigami (the rabbit) and Nuregami (the snake) and hopefully a Sakuya (the cherry blossom tree spirit)! <3 I'm still trying to pull other people into either group bwhahaaaa~


But the BIGGEST most EXCITING news is :iconcolour-dive:! Some of you may have seen and voted on that poll about a coloring book, well I'm moving forward and pulling together some of my friends here on deviantart and trying to make this awesome project into a reality! I have membership closed off for now as me and the other co-founders continue discussing details, but if you're interested in keeping tabs on this project, and possibly even purchasing the book when it's made please +watch the club! We'll also need your input in the future about certain ideas and such so please help support this biggest endeavor of mine and this awesome team of artists helping me make it happen! :3


† Bix †


Charity Prints
What makes me a woman... by TonomuraBix Beauty is the Beast : Day by TonomuraBix Beauty is the Beast : Night by TonomuraBix




Bix Picks!

THERE WERE TOO MANY FOR THIS TINY BOX TO CONTAIN! X_X PLZ CHECK OUT news.deviantart.com/article/13… TO SEE THE CURRENT PIX! UPDATED 10/20/2010!




extra extra

:star: Commissions Information :star:
STATUS: Commissions are Open by Metadream
Information : tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
1. Jullian - Sketching
2.
3.
4.
5.


:butterflytwo: 100 Themes Challenge :butterflytwo:
Last Update: 08/22/06
tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…


:skull: Find Bix @ :skull:
Cosplay.com
Myspace
Facebook
Twitter
Gaia: TonomuraBix, or +Organic Angel of War+
PS3 Network: Tonomura_Bix


:love: Gift Art and Winnings! :love:
Chaste Sin by LeoAndBan
Black Mini-Tophat by fourthemperor
Hisashi by mildtarantula
For TonomuraBix : Bix by M-Allcock
For Bix: Kanmi + Kumori by littledemonkurai
bdaybixy by SarahsPlushNStuff
Dressed to kill by Marcher
.:sanity.not.included:. by Boofrickittyhoo
Happy Birthday Bix by kitty-eared-girl
GLAY- Hisashi: Blue Tones by OneLovelySin
Miwaku by OneLovelySin  
Kiriban - Miwaku by diekusse  
Miwa and Shiro by Frazzled-Niya
Christmas Card for Bix by kitty-eared-girl  
Stamp- Jedi Goddess by Boofrickittyhoo
Pop.Rocks.Punk by Boofrickittyhoo
Guilty.Until.Proven by Boofrickittyhoo
Bix and Zara - For Bix by LeoAndBan
Zel.n.Dash by Boofrickittyhoo
.G.Zel.A. by Boofrickittyhoo
.: B.i.x :. by Boofrickittyhoo  
Happy Birthday Bix by YumeSupernova  


:ninja: Pimpin' no Jutsu :ninja:
December 2006 - tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
October 2007 - tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…
April 2009 - tonomurabix.deviantart.com/jou…



*NEXT KIRIBAN*
TBA

Next kiriban will be at TBA hits! ^_^ just note me (a screenshot is appreciated) and the prize will be a drawing a chibi version of pretty much whatever character they want - be it from Anime/Manga, video game, movies, J-Pop / J-Rock musician, original, whatever. ^_^ Good luck everyone!


clubs

MY CLUB!
:iconrandom-ninjas:

Anime / Manga / Manwha
:icontenkuukaikatsu: + :icontakeuchi-senshi: + :iconthe-utena-club: + :iconutenaclub-kicksass: +:iconwallflowerclub: + :iconanimeloversinc:

MUSIC :headbang:
:iconrandom-ninjas: + :iconjpopchamp: + :iconjpopaddicts: +  :iconj-rock-and-pop: + :iconvisual-kei: + :iconjrock-yakuza: + :iconj-indie-club: + :iconxjapanclub: + :iconpinkspidermemorial: + :iconglay-addiction: + :icondakishimete-gackt: + :iconcamuigacktfan: + :iconlarukuclub: + :iconpsycholecemu: + :iconpierrot-club: + :iconxjapanfans: + :icondegclub: + :iconduel-jewel: + :iconmalicious-misery: + :iconmoidixmois-m10m: + :iconmoidixmois-fans: + :iconkanaclub: + :iconantikku-addicts: + :iconw-indsforever: + :icondivineayu:

Star Wars
:iconswfc: + :iconlukeskywalkerfans: + :iconskywalkers-united:

Video Games
:iconfinalfantasyfan: + :iconfinalfantasy7club: + :icongoldensaucer: + :iconheaven-or-hell:

Other
:iconokami-pack: + :iconillustratethis: + :iconkombatzone: + :iconbishoujoclub: + :iconbishounenclub: + :icontoounit-fan-club: + :iconleoosakafanclub:





  • Listening to: Duel Jewel - [Life On...]
  • Reading: Guardians of Ga'hool
  • Watching: Sailormoon Season 1
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water