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Confession. Im sorry.. well we are

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 31, 2014, 7:12 AM





Hello my fellow Ryceballs. Its been a while since I wrote another journal I do apologize, I have been busy lately with things. Well.. to be honest there has been some frictions.. with us. You might be confused by what I just said.. well ok let me begin by saying thank you to all the supporters over the years first, 6 to be exact! Ry-Spirit began his life on Deviant 6 years ago! Wow long time right?! And I think it is time that I share something with you guys. Just wanna be honest here.. There is no I in Ry-Spirit. But there is an 'Us'. Ry-Spirit.. Umm Ry.. He never existed. I will explain in this journal entry.



6 years ago me and 4 talented friends decided to make an account on Deviantart and created a fictional artist by the name of Ry-Spirit. We all had our own individual Deviantart accounts but we weren't really getting a lot of pageviews and attention, mostly because we have our own lives and don't have all day to just sit down and draw. But we really wanted a page that can get a lot of attention, we then joked and came up with an idea to create a fictional character called Ry. And make it seem like he is just one guy who sits at home all day to draw, but in fact we are 5 artists who contributes a piece to the account once in a while.

That way, we have created over 800 artworks on this account so far! We also tried to be consistent with our style..? but its kinda obvious sometimes that its done by different people... Like for example compare this with this one.

Cheers! by Ry-Spirit vs Mind Palace by Ry-Spirit

One is really cartoon simple vector style while the other one is rather realistic and detailed looking. You know what I mean? But no one pointed that out so we were quite happy about that.

So why are we confessing this? Why ruin the magic? Why not just keep it the way it is? Well we didn't think we would make it this far to be honest. What started off as kinda an experiment spiraled into a giant massive lie, the fans were very supportive, we just felt guilty. In fact we often argued whether we should tell the people about the lie.. and after 6 years we just thought, yeah we owe you guys...

And yes.. you have guessed it. We are closing the account after this, I mean the account will still be here, you can still come by once in a while and admire our art. But we just won't update it anymore, Putting an end to Ry-Spirit once and for all ^^" our team of five kinda grew apart over the years too.. we had our little friction that kinda put the final nail on the coffin. Drama llama!

So we are sorry for hiding this, I mean we STILL put in our effort and hard work to make these artworks don't get us wrong. But just not done by one person called Ry thats all... and yeah we are sorry but its true, Ry doesn't exist. He never did. He was merely a Spirit, remember how we mentioned how there wasn't any explanation for how the word Spirit in Ry-Spirit came about? Well here's the reason, he is just a ghost, an invisible ghost.

The Team

Well since we are going full out, we might as well reveal who we are. Have some closure to this mess.


Alfonso Franklin is me, the person writing this journal right now, Im in charge of writing journals and polls and making sure that there's a consistency in the writing part of Ry-Spirit. I also draw a little bit.


Penelope O'Donald is a talented artist who's strength is in painting. She was also my girlfriend but we are not together anymore.


Renmin Ong is an artist who lives in Malaysia, he specializes in Graphic Design so his work are usually a bit more designer looking. If you see an artwork in the gallery that looks kinda tripply and stylish, that's most likely Renmin's.


Irene Law is another fantastic artist who specializes in cartoonish chibi style artworks, Irene did most of the Pokemon artworks in the team's gallery.


Leo So is the 'Face of the public' as we like to call him. You probably seen him on previous journals about going to conventions and selling our art. Leo cannot draw but he can sell, so we have him on the team for that. He is merely the face of Ry-Spirit for any public appearances.


And thats it! This is gonna be the last journal entry from team Ry-Spirit. We totally understand if you feel angry towards us for not being honest that we are a group of five people, and trust me sometimes we do too... And you know what? Feel free to unwatch this account because there won't be any updates here anymore. Anyway. For the last time, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US. We cannot be thankful enough for the love you have given us, of course we appreciate it! Thats why we are confessing here ryght? haha... a Ry pun. I am gonna miss that. For the team, for me, this is Alfonso. Take care and goodbye.

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:iconreversefrown:
ReverseFrown Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Your april fool jokes are always the best… :'D
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LaurettaChan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
haha you had me there for a second... but then I realized what day this was posted on :P
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student
.... -__<
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Photographer
See, I knew there was a reason I follow you besides just your incredible art! lol Having the names spell April Fools is the greatest thing ever!!
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... :rofl: I didn't see that coming.
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:iconrishumisu:
RishuMisu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
hello Leo So


AND WHY IRENE LAW, THATS OBVIOUSLY...
nvm

hi im Apple Chan
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:iconsomesnowman:
SomeSnowman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey Apple ChanLlama Emoji-22 (Waving) [V1] 
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RishuMisu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
oh hello sy- :icon17061990:



...I MEAN IRENE LAW :iconlazyseestooplz:
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:iconsomesnowman:
SomeSnowman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yo, what's up, Sa... Wait... Apple Chan :3
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:iconrishumisu:
RishuMisu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
:iconpapmingplz:
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mranimator14 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
for a second i was about to freak out, then i remembered that its april fools
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:iconmizamy:
MizAmy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
its always fun to talk to you all at the same time when you speak the same words at once on ps3 ;u;
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:iconhowlingoblivion:
HowlingOblivion Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Laaaaaaaawl I tried to believe it but I just cant hahaha
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Novum-Semita Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Dunno if anyone has noticed this yet but in Ry's deviantID he spells Alfonso in two different ways. I call April Fools. That and what several people have pointed out about the names spelling April Fools. Very clever, Mr. Ry :D
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WorldFruitTree Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I knew you were to awesome to be one person...
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:iconrenardchaton:
renardchaton Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I still remember the year you said you were pregnant... gg
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:iconbirdhime:
BirdHime Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!:happybounce::squee::la:
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:icontri-edge-64:
Tri-Edge-64 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Ah well its all good.
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:iconfatlittleseal:
FatLittleSeal Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I don't know why I'm crying.....WHY AM I CRYING!!!??? ARGHESOIJLGDSHODS 

-clears throat- 
I'm fine :D I know where you live if its true anyway 
-follows home- 
Hi Ry ^^ 
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:iconsomesnowman:
SomeSnowman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yo dudes, I'm Irene Law. I do exist :T
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hello Irene
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:iconsomesnowman:
SomeSnowman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yoooooooo :D
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:iconaltharest:
altharest Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always knew.
Too much artistic awesomeness to come from only one person.
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Burnbug Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
last year he was a girl, this year he's five people :) nice april fools joke ry.
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ashe-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done Ry, I'm still laughing on how you've posted this when Aus hit April 1st, when America was still in March; all the Americans look so confused xD
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IokoThePanda Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was really depressed D:
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ashe-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*pats you* Don't worry you'll have a heads up for next year; just remember that us in Aus are just over half a day ahead of America, and about 8 hours for central Euro, in the timezones~ (I always thought we were pretty close with Europe, but turns out there's about a 8 hour gap roughly, wow).
This was a typical Ry thing though, there were a few little hints I found in the text that gave him away xD
Maybe it was easier for me because I've met the guy at a con irl. Anyway, don't feel bad about it, I know what it's like to have a great artist pack up suddenly and leave, but I'd say Ry's likely to stick around for a while :D
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Shilokh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good joke, very convincing XD
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OnryouX Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, such a good one. 4/1 is a trippy day and I always forget the "holiday".  I'm glad others can catch it better than me.
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EvaRusso Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
still this is great. well done guys and your art is fabulous.
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Angelized Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol More confusion before realization because its almost 2am right now. @ A@ /late for me

But good one

Now back to being the pokemon master on google maps 
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j-b0x Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
LOL
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770AnimeLuva770 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
HHAHAHHAHA good one, using the first and last names.
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:iconmana-hime:
Mana-hime Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Nice one Mr. Ry
your names combined spell April fools
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:iconviokcha:
Viokcha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, you're right o_o And I was actually starting to trust 'them' haha!
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:iconpaul375:
paul375 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I knew it! 
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DeadbeatArtist Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
April Fools :P
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Grace022 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So after laughing and crying hysterically for a while I realised the date!! :P Nice one!!!
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BluStarJellyfish Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Ry I'm gonna poke you in the arm with a great big stick omfg you're a butt.

Good joke though ; v;
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U91TedPark Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First capital of every name: APRIL

Yeah! I knew it!
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xUnderWatchx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
So many discreet with the APRILFOOLS.
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Lunaoverthecow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy April Fools day Leo!
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tryinq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh dang, wait.
Just after I commented
I realized what today is.
This is not funny, you guys.






you got me good, sir
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tryinq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
This is so mind-blowing yet really awesome at the same time, and I'm not sure why.
Goodbye, Ry-Spirit ♥ We'll miss you so much ;-;
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Novanplz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I'm not that easy to fool, dude.
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Xulllin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014

After reading this countless times just for the laughs, I only just realized the hidden message in the journal. xD
Happy ApRyl Fools.
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Sheafie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Penelope looks exceedingly like a certain friend of mine whose initials are KK... hmmmmm ;)

Hahahah
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Rakutou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate how I'm so gullible. XD I would have believed you if the comment section didn't remind me it's the first. (Where I live it's the last day of March so for me it wasn't really an April fools). Genius idea whether or not it's true or not.
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MonkeyFuzz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I like how the first letters of the first names spell out 'April' and the surnames spell 'fools', nice touch. I'd have believed it if I didn't live in your walls on Tuesdays.
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