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Frozen Review *No Spoilers*

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 1, 2013, 4:34 PM


I told myself I was not interested in seeing Frozen, and then I listened to "Let It Go" (not Demi's bleh version, Idina's one - the good one) ... and listened to it and listened to it, then memorized it and learned to play it on the piano. I needed to see it for my neighbors' sake; I'm pretty sure they were getting sick of me belting it out at the top of my lungs. I didn't care for Tangled (sue me), so my expectations were already low.

The main characters were endearing; Disney sure knows how to crank out tragic figures. Olaf the snowman was unnecessary and the trolls were ... annoying. I do look forward to the DVD so I can fast forward through the parts that I didn't like as much. The story felt somewhat half-assed; a lot of things were left unexplained and some story lines could have been fleshed out. Oh, and two words: more Elsa. It felt like the snow queen was barely in the movie.

Speaking of Elsa, I know the comparison of her to Elphaba is all over the place and although I tend to agree, I think they are more dissimilar after having seen the movie. That being said, I couldn't help but notice how much the Arendelle guards looked like the Gale Force in Wicked.

The "twist" wasn't a twist for me because I had read the plot synopsis before going into the theatre, but judging by the audible gasps I suppose it would have been a good one.

Overall, it was a good addition to the Disney pantheon. It definitely was not the best animated movie since The Lion King, then again, I've never cared for The Lion King.  It was palatable and seemed to be aimed toward younger kids, like, little kids. I'm still trying to fully process how I feel about it as a whole.

With the success of this and Tangled, I can't help but wonder what the next movie with a single adjective as the title will be. My bet is on "Golden" the story of Rumpelstiltskin ... but I digress. 

One thing is for certain, if I lived in a place that had potential for snow, I would be out there spinning around singing, pretending to possess the abilities of controlling ice and snow.

Good movie, go see it. Happy belated Thanksgiving, Happy early Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Side note: my God, it's been a year since I've uploaded last. I need to get something uploaded.


THANK YOU!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 18, 2013, 3:56 PM


Thank you all for the birthday wishes! It was epic, as are you guys. =)

Wreck It Ralph Review

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 3, 2012, 5:37 PM


Awesome movie. Two thumbs up. Go see it.

Olympics

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 3:35 PM


My second ever journal post on here was regarding May/Walsh playing beach volleyball in the Olympics. Four years later, I'm updating with the same post:

Go May/Walsh! (even though I already know the outcome) USA all the way, Baby!

  • Mood: Pride

10,000 Kiriban CLOSED

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:20 PM


We have a winner! Thanks to anyone who kept a watchful eye. :) I'll do another one of these soon, but it will be a higher goal; this one was met in a day, which I didn't think would happen.

I see this a lot and I thought it would be fun to do. It's simple: whoever catches my 10,000 page views gets a full colored drawing of whatever the winner chooses, limited to two characters. This will also help me to get over any creative brain fart I may have. Win/Win! :la:

:star:The Rules::star:
:bulletpurple: Must be a watcher (sorry visitors).
:bulletorange: Take a screencap of the page views, upload to your deviations, and send me a link.
:bulletblue: In the event no one screencaps 10,000, the winner will be the closest to 10,000.


If this goes well, then I'll consider doing these at random. Huzzah! :happybounce:

Kiriban Deviation: Kiriban Request by ADQuatt

  • Mood: Cheerful

Something that "confuses" me

Journal Entry: Tue May 29, 2012, 2:21 PM


Mild rant: This is simply an observation I've made that, as the title says, confuses/mildly irks me. This happens to me not all that often, but enough for me to wonder. Why would someone favorite practically your entire gallery, but not watch you? My rule of thumb is, if I like more than 10 deviations of a deviant, then I watch them instead of, or in conjunction with, favoriting their works. I just think it's so much simpler.

I know each person does their own thing and I love when people favorite my work, I just don't understand why someone would favorite everything, but not watch. Obviously, this doesn't apply to you lovely people who already watch me. :hug:

/End rant

That wasn't directed at anyone in particular, so please don't feel offended. It was all semi-rhetorical because I just needed to get it out of my brain, but feel free to give me your input! :D

On a lighter note, I have jury duty all day tomorrow. yay.

  • Mood: Bewildered
  • Watching: 30 Rock
  • Eating: Sangwich
  • Drinking: I wish.

VOTE FOR MY DESIGN!

Mon May 14, 2012, 8:05 PM
  • Listening to: "We Built This City" - Starship
... if you like it. =)

Hello, fellow Deviants! Here is my design for the Original Quotes contest and I would be indebted to you if you guys  took a second to "Wear It".

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Remember the good times, and never let go. by ADQuatt

Voting ends May 22! Thank you in advance to anyone who votes for it. :hug:

skin by Fablerhythm

Commissions: OPEN

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 7:02 PM
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: &quot;We Built This City&quot; - Starship
I just felt like I needed to update this journal because it's been ... months. Nothing's changed, commishes are still open. I'm hoping to finish all of the series that I started and then (inevitably) forgot about. I've been a little sidetracked with my music and whatnot. And that is all, carry on. =)

COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN.

Payment can be made via PayPal (send to seniorgato@msn.com) or equivalent DA points and the prices are as follows:
$11 for one figure*
$16 for figure with background included*
$5 for any additional figure

*Prices will vary dependent upon how intricate a design you are requesting. The prices are adjusted to account for PayPal transfer fees.

If you wish to request a commission, send me a note with as much details as possible. I will be accepting payment first before starting your commission. Obviously those who have already paid get top priority. Commissions are NONREFUNDABLE.

skin by Fablerhythm
COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN.
FREE REQUESTS ARE CLOSED.

Payment can be made via PayPal (send to seniorgato@msn.com) or equivalent DA points and the prices are as follows:
$11 for one figure*
$16 for figure with background included*
$5 for any additional figure

*Prices will vary dependent upon how intricate a design you are requesting. The prices are adjusted to account for PayPal transfer fees.

If you wish to request a commission, send me a note with as much details as possible. I will be accepting payment first before starting your commission. Obviously those who have already paid get top priority. Commissions are NONREFUNDABLE.
Hi y'all!

Commissions will be for original pieces only i.e. NO copyrighted characters. 'Tis illegal!
Free requests will be fanart only i.e. NO OC's.

Payment can be made via PayPal (send to seniorgato@msn.com) or equivalent DA points and the prices are as follows:
$11 for one figure*
$16 for figure with background included*
$5 for any additional figure

*Prices will vary dependent upon how intricate a design you are requesting. The prices are adjusted to account for PayPal transfer fees.

If you wish to request a commission, send me a note with as much details as possible. I will be accepting payment first before starting your commission. Obviously those who have already paid get top priority. Commissions are NONREFUNDABLE.

If you wish a free request, just leave me a comment on the main page. I may or may not do it. Donations for these would be nice; if you donate, I'm more likely to complete your request, just sayin'. :)

Requests+Commissions Are Open!

Fri Oct 14, 2011, 11:16 AM
Alright, so quite a few of you have been asking about free requests. Please read below for the info:

RE: Free Requests aka Requests
I treat requests more as suggestions. You can send me a note with a request to do a specific piece of fanart, but that does not mean it will be done. Any requests for OC's will be ignored because I consider those commission seeing as how they take more time and are something I can actually charge for.

RE: OC's
Original characters and other original artwork are commissions, NOT free requests. This means that it will cost $ and will definitely be done.  I would love to be able to commission fanart, but that is illegal and is explained, very well, here: news.deviantart.com/article/10… read the following if you plan on requesting a drawing of an OC ...


To commission art from someone means you pay them to draw a picture for you. I will draw what you pay me to draw (within my artistic abilities), based on a size you need it by.

All images will be in full color/lineart and sent PC to PC. If you need it to be big enough to be printed, please specify that so I can resize it as needed and quote you accurately. If you want me to print out a colored picture and send it to you via regular mail, let me know and I'll quote you on shipping/postage, dependent on the area you're from and how many copies you want.


Payment can be made via Paypal or equivalent DA points and the prices are as follows:
$10 for one figure*
$15 for figure with background included*
$5 for any additional figure


*Prices will vary dependent upon how intricate a design you are requesting.

The method of transaction is as follows:
- Note/email me with a commission request (make the subject line "commissions")
- I quote you.
- If you decide to continue to work with me, I'll require a down payment of $5 for an example sketch of what you're after, which is just a portion of the overall price. Once full payment has been sent, you will receive the full-sized, no-watermark, finished version of your image.


JUST SOME GUIDELINES ABOUT THE ART YOU RECEIVE:
1: Commissions are NONREFUNDABLE.
2: DO NOT REMOVE my signature, if I place one. You can, however, request where I place the signature.
3: I will place all commissions in my gallery and portfolio, unless you request otherwise.
4: All artwork (my interpretation of every commission ordered) is copyrighted to me and thus cannot be sold for you to make a profit.
5: I reserve the right to decline drawing a commission. I will NOT decline art once you have paid.
6: The more detailed your description of your characters, and the more reference pictures that you give me, the better I'll be able to portray what you want me to draw.
5: If you show it off to whoever, as in put it up on another website or in your own devART gallery, then I request full credit as the artist by mention of name.
7: DO NOT EDIT in any fashion. That includes changing of eye color, hair color, ANY color. You can resize the art you get from me to print it out. If you need something changed, ask me and I'll see what I can do.


I reserve the right to change the pricing how I see fit. HOWEVER, I will NOT change the pricing of a commission you have already confirmed to me, and pricing changes won't be drastic.

skin by Fablerhythm
  • Mood: Zest
  • Watching: AFV
  • Drinking: H2O
I just wanted to say that I have tried my hand at Fanfiction. I've had way too much time on my hands ... apparently. It's all Hercules ... because that's what I'm all about, again, apparently. :D You can find my writings over at FanFiction. Net ----> www.fanfiction.net/u/846179/Bw… a comment off, tell me what you think, or whatever. Cheers!
  • Mood: Pirate
  • Watching: really depressing news
  • Drinking: Coke Zero
Hello everybody! I created a new DA account for my more traditional artwork, so this will be specifically for fanart/photoshop-age. It's not finished yet, but here's the link. Take a gander, become a friend: amberquattlebaum.deviantart.co…
  • Mood: Pride
  • Watching: Olympics: Beach Volleyball
  • Drinking: water
Bring it Fay, bring it.

Go May/Walsh!
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: To s'agapw....oh wait, now it's Poyta
  • Eating: Minestrone
  • Drinking: water
I've never in my life kept a journal, so I guess this will last a week. I've compiled a list of possible things to draw, but I doubt I will get to a lot of it because I'm getting ready to transfer to another University and get the hell out of here. I'm going to miss the beach being so close.