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  • Listening to: Hypnotize - System Of A Down
  • Reading: Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  • Watching: Wishbone
  • Playing: Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Grapefruit
  • Drinking: Water
Whee, it's been awhile since I've updated my journal and I feel that it's high time to do so.  There's a couple things I wanted to cover in this entry and I think I'll start with the Photobucket issue.  

Art theives have long since been reposting artists' stuff on their Photobucket accounts, and since Photobucket offers a print service, it's very, very easy for other people to make money off of art that is not theirs.  

Here's an article that sums up the situation nicely: www.plagiarismtoday.com/2008/0…

And the petition you can sign to put an end to this: www.petitiononline.com/pbarts/…



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Commission work has been going well for me.  I've been working harder at getting through my list and I sincerely apologize to everyone who has been waiting for so long.  Traveling and the holidays set me back quite a bit at the end of last year and I'm now striving to put more effort into getting them done in a more timely fashion.  They will all get done, I promise I'm not ignoring your order.  And if you feel that I have, drop me a note and ask me about your commissionns status.  I'll be happy to reply.  :)

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So yeah, commission work has pretty much been my life lately.  At night and in the evenings in my spare time I've taken to reading Shakespeare.  I became interested in his works back when I first read Susan Cooper's King of Shadows a few years ago.  Honestly, who can read that book and not find at least a little interest in themselves for Shakespeare and everything that he is.  Cooper's book really brings him to life and shows how magical his plays and writings are.

As worthy as his plays are of study, they are written in in old English and poetic verse which is very pretty but makes it very hard to grasp the concepts as well as the subtelties of many of the scenes.  Sooo, I've taken to reading through each of the plays with their corresponding Cliffs Notes companion pamphlets.  They make everything so much easier to undertsand and lay out all the plotlines and themes that Shakespeare so eloquently works into each of his plays.  So far I've made it though A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest.  :heart:

I'm also reading through multiple Shakespeare biographies and I love the success story of Shakespeare's life.  He started out as a young man with but a few coins in his pocket as he started out for London.  Several years and many plays later, he was a wealthy land owner and had made quite the name for himself.  From the information we have, he was a mild mannered, easy going gentleman and I would love to have known him.

Unfortunately, none of my friends share my enthusiasm for the genius that is Shakespeare so I'd love to know if any of you have an interest in and read Shakespeare for pleasure.  I'd love to hear what you have to say and if there's any books or websites that you can recommend.  :aww:

Shakespeare - For Life by yadu

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last-trace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
i'm related to shakespeare, my friends mum worked on our family tree and i'm related to him through my grandads family... strange it's my worst subject :hmm:
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
That's really awesome! ^_^

--WildSpirit
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last-trace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
:nod:
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PrincessBillyBob Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Yeah Shakespeare did have a interesting life. I personally love reading about his theatre The Wooden O or The Globe Theatre, the architecture is amazing! I've only read a couple of his plays and just started reading them resently. We are studying him in school. :) I personally like "Much Ado About Nothing"
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JourneyV Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Oh, and for a REALLY good read, try "A Comedy of Errors". Personally, I prefer his sonnets over his plays any day, but more because he was limited in space, so I feel he put so much more into it...
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JourneyV Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
If you'd ever like to sit and chat about Shakespearian works with me, I'd be delighted. I took an interest in his works when I was in 3rd grade, so his English comes as easily to my tongue as true modern English. Due to that interest, I enrolled in drama classes and had the opportunity to be cast as many roles. In Midsummer, I played Bottom. I was the only one with a voice loud enough to get through the mask. As we all know R&J, in that, I was Benvolio, Tybalt, and the Nurse. If I have to do that play one more time, I swear I'll have the entirety of it forever branded on my heart and mind. >_>

And yet, I'd gladly take the stage once more.. regardless the play.
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thank you for the offer, I'll remember that. ^_^

--WildSpirit
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Hazel-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recommend The Winters Tale, one of Shakespeares later wors, its not quiet a comedy, but not quiet a tragedy either, its one that realy has no genre.

I performed this at Preston Guild hall and I adore the play. <3 Camillo. I played Paulina. : D

Also, Twelve (sp?) Night is just awsome. I had to study this at GCSE and got to know the story inside and out. Its about two twins seperated by a storm, and the female twin Viola is ship wrecked. Because shes a woman in a mans world, she hides her true identity and disguses her as a man, falling in love with the Count Orsino. It follows both Viola and her brother Sabastian in their own seperate love stories which eventualy interwine.
I love it. : D
Oh, and the concept was later used in 'Shes the Man', that wierd film. o.0;
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Moon-any Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Shakespeare is one of the best writes of all time! If you look at romeo carefully you'll find he has something in common with the writer. ;)
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Oh trust me dear, I"m a shakespeare freak. I"ve taken Shakespeare 1,2, and advanced at Central Wyoming Colege. Been in Midsummer 3 times (Peter Quint, Hermia, Fairy), Much Ado twice (Beatrice and Don John), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), and Merry Wives (MIstriss Ford)
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KeiSparrow Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Might I suggest reading Othello or Macbeth...? I found those particular plays to be quite interesting, along with King Lear. Hamlet is also a good one, too. :)
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timeless-images Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
I was the stage manager for my school's fall play of 'The Tempest' last year! it was hilarious and fun.

I really like Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice.'
I love the play, and when there was a movie made of it, i almost cried when Al Pacino, who played the Jew, Shylock, spoke of how he deserves revenge for the loss of his daughter. He puts way more emotion into it than i imagine there to be when i read it.

If you haven't read it yet, i suggest you do.
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Oo-Quixote-oO Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
If you haven't already, I would really recommend reading Hamlet. It's considered the cornerstone of a lot of other works, including The Lion King, so you already know that the plot kicks fluffy yellow butt. Personally, I find Romeo and Juliet is a bit overrated, but if you liked his plays, you might try his sonnets. What many people realize after they read them is that, in addition to being a genius, Shakespeare was also quite the dirty old man lol. Oh and As You Like It is amazing and comical. Probably one of my favs ;P Gud Gad, he's good. Anywho, happy reading!
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
His sonnets are more suggestive than his plays? I've only read a couple of them so far and I thought they were very beautiful.

--WildSpirit
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Oo-Quixote-oO Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Well honestly, they’re about the same, but a lot of people don’t realize how suggestive he can get until they read his sonnets. Sonnet 20 is probably considered the most obviously suggestive sonnet because he openly encourages homosexuality among other things, but it’s still pretty amazing. I like him because he can create epic works that can be hilarious at the same time ^ ^
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Fir-kun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I LOVE "King of Shadows"! I haven't read a lot of Shakespeare, but my favourite so far is "Hamlet". I own a copy of it and read it from time to time. There is a song by Abney Park called "Dear Ophelia" that pertains to the general plot of "Hamlet". If you like Shakespeare, I'm sure you'll at least find them interesting.
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Miyazaki-Taiyou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Shakespeare rocks!
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DarkKotaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
WOOOOOOOOW Photobucket is NOT such a big deal some people just have a stock of pictures they like it doesn't mean they are stealing them. i think some people may be using it for the wrong reason but who cares!!!>_<
They can't make money off it.
Also Some people can't keep pictures they like on their own comp becuase of space and helping people screen cap who can't and all that jazz.
ITS NOT DEVIANTART!!!
ITS NOT A PLACE TO STORE YOUR OWN ART.
ITS SIMPLEY A PICTURE PALACE!
ITS also used for that but not soly
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SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
The tahlin and fallon sprites look so cute together. :aww:

Though I have one question about them, what did you save them under? (I just noticed they have the sort of JPEG grainy look to them.) :?
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Yes, they do! Thank you so much I adore them and that Fallon one was a surprise. :aww:

I saved them as Bitmaps... did I mess them up? :dead:

--WildSpirit
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SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
:D Np.

Bitmap? Hmm, that's surprising. (Bitmap is usually the 2nd best thing for pixel art.)
Mind re-saving them under PNG this time? (It'll preserve the sharpness and colors.) :nod:
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
My computer won't let me "save as" any PNG images. It saves them as this little white dot. -_-

--WildSpirit
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SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
That's strange also.
(Ever try using imageshack instead of photobucket?)
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Hmm, nope! I've never thought to use ImageShack... :D

--WildSpirit
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SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Here's imageshacks site...
[link]

There's another fake site just typing in "imageshack" often leads to, so I thought I would just give you the link.
Only information needed to start an account is your email. :nod:
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Sure, I can try. I don't know if Photobucket will let me use PNG though. We'll see... :D

--WildSpirit
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Yukikun13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student General Artist
I was in a play for A Midsummer Night's Dream this past November. =3 I love Lysander, but I got to play Bottom. Lemme know if you want to talk Shakespeare sometime. =)
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Cool, and thank you for the offer. ^_^

--WildSpirit
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WildDaydreamer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
I read the Midsummer Night's Dream.
for school though. ^^

And I couldn't understand it at all, shallow creature that I am. >_> lol
But I had my handy dandy Sparknotes at my side, to tackle it, and I did fine. ^^

*shouts*
"To be!...or not TO Be! That is the question...
..
yea... I'm more of a "not to be" type of person...
:paranoid:
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EmberPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmigosh. I just went to a theatre conference and got to see BYU do A Midsummer Night's Dream and a Utah Shakespearean Festival troupe do Romeo and Juliet.

Midsummer is my favorite Shakespeare play. Oy, it's just funny and cutely romantic.

And BYU did this really cool contrast between the faeries and the Athenians. And Helena was amazing. And the acting troupe (Bottom, Peter Quince...) was hilarious.

You caught me on a Shakespeare kick. D:

<3<3<3
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Mwee, you're lucky! I really want to see Dream performed... ^_^

--WildSpirit
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EmberPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's absolutely beautiful, I'll tell you that. C:

And I hope you get to see it performed too. It's magical. :}
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kingdom-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Oooh, I've recently taken an interest in Shakespeare as well! ^_^

Most likely because I'm in the middle of watching GONZO's anime interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. The anime is called Romeo x Juliet, and it's one of the most beautifully done animes I've ever seen! Have you heard of it, WildSpiritWolf?

Oh, and I signed your petition. I've surfed on Photobucket many times and seen your work on someone else's account. It disgusts me! D:<
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
No, I haven't heard of that anime series, it sounds interesting! :)

--WildSpirit
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SkrianatheLostSoul Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Very much signed. Thanks for linking us all to this. ^^

Also, while I can't read Shakespeare for pleasure (not at my leisure anyway) since I don't actually own any copy of his works, I do enjoy them thoroughly. The Tempest is actually among my favourites, as is The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. XD Love his tragedies as well, don't get me wrong, but those just stand out to me when I think of Shakespeare. All the moments I've had reading them, the moments we've had studying them in class... Good times!
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baka-kuroi-neko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
The Twelfth Night is interesting
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P-h-a-n-t-o-m Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're going to do A Midsummer Night's Dream as a schoolplay. Me and my friend :icontwilight-queen: are in it too.. I'm one of the elves (musterdsead etc.) and my friend is Hermia!!
She has also read the book for English class..
I'm really looking forward to the repetitions! :D
Shakespeare rules!:XD:
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Ah, I love Titania's little elves. They have such adorable names. :aww:

--WildSpirit
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P-h-a-n-t-o-m Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is absolutely true!:D
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Thylacine-Hunter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
I love to read Shakespeare! I took a class in college and it was one of my favorites! I'm glad you posted this, I haven't read Shakespeare in a few years now so it is long passed time I reread his plays.
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Shakespeare is one of the best authors of all time. His plays, with their rythmic lines, are magnificent. And yes, I've read quite a few. I was lucky enough to have a class in college called 'Shakespeare' and guess what we did. Read through most of his plays. :w00t:
My favorite is Much Ado About Nothing.
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
It sounds like it was a wonderful class. :aww:

--WildSpirit
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Well accept for the psyco prof. it was! What's your favorite of the bard's works?
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Well, I've only read A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest so far. I read Macbeth back in school but I need to reread it. Out of those three, I think Dream is my favorite so far. :love:

--WildSpirit
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Another good one! I prefer his comedies to his tragedies (Romeo & Juliet is so overdone!) and the histories tend to drag a bit. I wonder if there are any Shakespeare clubs on dA?
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Daire-Huskie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
I recently dedicated this school year to Shakespeare; took a class, performed in plays, and read a great deal of his works. Shakespeare is the foundation of great literature. >w<
Woot for Willy Shakes!!
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SeishinYoake Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Well, considering I majored in Shakespearian literature, I should hope that I enjoy his work. ::chuckles:: Seriously, if you want to chat, bug me. If not, cool beans. No offense, but it's a bit late here, so I'm going to log for the night. Laters.

P.S.
Much Ado is one of my favorites also, but I must recommend Two Noble Kinsman. It was taken off of Chaucer's A Knight's Tale (-(waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay before the movie if anyone is wondering)-) and really very splendidly done.
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Okay, thanks! ^_^

--WildSpirit
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CreativeSpark Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
I agree Shakespeare was an incredible author/poet/play writer. I'm reading Romeo and Juliet right now actually and am throughly enjoying it.
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VampElf27 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
<33 shakespeare, and i'm lucky enough to have friends that are theater/art nerds who love him too.
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