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Ry's Life Rules

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 12, 2013, 9:05 AM





Kinda misleading title I know, but no its not about how awesome my life is, but more about some life rules that I like to follow. WELLLLL try my best to follow them anyways. If you think some of them are worth trying, then sure follow these rules with me :D

1.GOTA BE A FAN BEFORE DOING FAN ART FOR SOMETHING
Yup, I have not seen One Piece or Bleach so I will not do fan art for them, Im sure they are great anime as people has told me, but I just haven't gotten around to watch it thats all. So yes for me, I gota be a fan before doing fan art for something. Otherwise it kinda takes away wat the true meaning of what fan art is right? But yes I do know some people who draws fan art of whats popular rather than what they like, I remember one time I was walking in the artist alley and saw an artist who did an artwork of a fandom that I like, so I spoke to them about the series and realised the person has not played the game or know anything about it, but just drew it because its popular and people may buy it. I lost all respect for that artist.. :(

2.NO F WORD!
I don't even type the F word... UNLESS its really really something terrible and I had to let it out, like recently when I found out I have been betrayed by somone, it broke my trust with that person and they can die in a fire. But other than that I don't swear. Its not that I got anything against swearing, but I know other people might get offended. And its hard to tell who gets offended and who doesn't, so I just avoid it completely. Well for one I know my parents don't like people swearing. So for their sake I don't do it. Oh I wrote a journal about this in January if you wanna read more about it. ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journ…

3.NO PIRATING (unless its literally impossible to find anywhere)
Thats ryght I am a guy living in 2013 who does not do anything illegal, NOT EVEN ONLINE. I mean there WAS a time when I was a pirate AARRRGGHH, but I have changed, this started probably back in 2009 when I joined a competition and won myself an Adobe Suite, I was happy that I won it but wondered why I wasn't happierrrr.. Well the thing is I already got a pirated Adobe Suite that I have been using for a long time, and would even be a hassle to get rid of my pirate version to install the legit version, but at the end I used the legit version anyway, because I mean why not? Its there. BUT It made me think, I should be appreciative of my prize more.. I have earned my prize and I should be treating this with a happier attitude, but why ain't I more happy than I should? Well because I have been pirating thats why! I felt like pirating has made me less appreciative of legit things, and thats a problem. People work days and months and possibly years to make something, like a piece of music or movie or software, all their hard work just to be downloaded for free by some teenager? Its sad. I then thought about what if something I work hard in making gets pirated.. YES I WOULD GET SO MAD (and yes it IS happening, with my artworks on iphone cases and printed on some T shirts in china, I never gave them permission). So from that point on Im like 'ok thats it! I gota be an honest person and set an example on how to live a positive and ryghteous life.' I never downloaded a single movie before anyway because of slow internet, but even now I don't do it because of this life rule. I also don't download music if I know I can get them in shops.. but sometimes you get some odd balls that the ONLY way to get it is to download, like a Puzzle Bubble 8bit music from the SNES or something, you cannot find a CD version of this anywhere! Well an alternative is just go on youtube and listen to it, I like to think if its on Youtube then the company is ok with it.

4.DONT DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL
This goes hand in hand with the piracy thing actually. So yes I don't steal or vandalize or anything. If its against the law then I won't do it. And lucky for me Australian laws are quite reasonable.

5.I DONT LIE
This is the big one. I don't lie. you might think its impossible but really.. there are ways to do this, I even see this as a challenge to myself. So what tricks can I use so I can be honest and not get murdered by my truthful words? Well if I don't wanna say something as it may hurt someone's feelings or make a situation worse I will just not say it at all, or tell the person I don't feel comfortable saying it. I believe in honesty and will always speak the truth (Well I try my best). I sometimes have to justify my words into a certain perspective though if its really really bad, its kinda like twisting my words... but hey at least I didn't lie! :I

6.I STAY AWAY FROM TROUBLE
The rules above are mostly for caring about other people right? Well this one right here is a shellfish one lol. I stay away from trouble, this includes people doing bad things or just even some people in general. If I can see a person is gonna be trouble when they walked in, or is gonna make me uncomfortable or upset accidentally or on purpose or watever, Im outta there. Im a happy-go-lucky easy going guy, I don't need depressing people around me who may rub off some of their negative energy onto me. Its unnecessary problems that I just really don't have time for or need. I know it sounds selfish, but hey life is about being happy. And I like being happy.


Thats all the rules I can think of at the moment. I was always used to applying rules to my life, especially when I used to go to church and was taught that God sees whatever I do so I gota play by the rules even when no ones watching. So yes even till now I still apply my life rules even when I am just by myself. Do you guys have any life rules you like to follow? please comment below and let me know, who knows maybe if I can see the importance of it I will add it onto MY rules too. :D

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MrsVolv Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
The "no F word" made me laugh... Other swears are ok then? XD
I know, in English there are not a lot of such words except fr the "F" one, but still xD

Unfortunately in Poland we do have a whole 'dictionary' of such words which are mostly much stronger than just "F"...


And if not about pirating then I would pobably never knew Pokemon games and also probably never drew on computer.
For me it's good, because only because I played Pokemon gold before for free(I got a .rom and GB emulator fro friend years ago), now I buy every single game I can find and afford. As I'm not rich I never buy things I don't know if these are expensive, so I would NEVER buy Adobe if I could not use it for years for free before. (Because 30 days trial is laughing matter, it took me 8 years to learn Photoshop properly).
I think such programs should be for free for kids and n00bs so they can learn it and learn to love it and then if someone wants to earn money using it he should buy the commercial version. This way everybody would be happy and they would earn much more than now.
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Magicbird Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I agree with all of the above! 
And I like what you said about the pirating one! It definitely puts a new perspective on pirating. The biggest problem I have with pirating is that some pirated files, for, let's say, music, have pretty sketchy links that mess with my computer, so I try to stay away from pirated things. And I've been trying to stop pirating in general. Except for streaming anime that isn't found in the US, and I used to pirate my DS games. :I 
As for your artwork on iPhone cases, I didn't know that was illegal, and I'm so sorry you're being jipped out of your money! D: I got my current iPhone case online, and it was customize-able, so I picked one of my favorite artworks from one of my favorite artists, and they printed it on the case. Now I'm just staring at my phone, questioning it's existence. D:
 As for rules I like to live by, a big one is being positive.
I really don't like the feeling negativity gives me, and I just want to be that positive influence in other people's lives! (: 
Have a good day! 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
For most part I agree. 

I do lie sometimes.. but mostly when I do not want people to worry if bad thingshave happened. I will say that it is all good, so I do not lie to be bad, I just do not want to have others be concerned. They have own lives to worry about. 

I do not ever pirate. I actually get really mad when I learn people pirate things. How would you feel to work months or years on something to get it stolen from you and not make earned wages. I tell people that, but until THEY are stolen from, they do not care about stealing from others. World is full of hypocrits. 

I do get into trouble sometimes. Mostly it is because I said something I should have not said. I am very bad with words and my tone and body lanfuage. So i mean one thing, but totally different meaninv comes out. :/ So annoying.
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nk-twist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I fully agree with the first rule. I won't draw anything I've never read/watched/played, and I extend that into my wardrobe, too. I won't wear a t-shirt of a band or a show if I haven't listened/watched and enjoyed that thing. 
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ehmurarld Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sir ausie ex pirate ry
i like the sound of that
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HakiSOul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speaking of Life Rules, I believe Discipline one of my most important. 
In today's society, it is becoming harder and harder to see decent people...:(
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well yes I think discipline is important, discipline and self control i guess. i do believe kids needs more discipline now days, too many of them are spoil. but then again if i have a kid, i think i will be the spoiling father...
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holyfox6894 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can be spoiled and still be a well mannered person. I was given anything I wanted when I was younger but I was also shown people who did not have it as easy. My mom use to make me go help her give out food at homeless shelters, and take me to orphanages to give them my toys I no longer needed/wanted. I think it's made me want to work for things now that I'm living by myself and appreciate the things I have.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh ur mum is very kind
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holyfox6894 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. My dad was a spoiling kind of father. :)
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I strongly agree with you :)
To be disciplined and sincere~ Rarely characteristics of people nowadays :(
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EXP282 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
U LIE U HAVE PEG LEG NAO WALK TEH PLANK ARRRRRGHH
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES CAPTAIN ARRRGGGHHH
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Writer
All else aside, you seem a fairly sensible Individual, I suppose.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank u... i suppose.
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
Do not address me with 'u'.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank u
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
*grumpy Face*
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Squirrel-Pelusa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't lie too xD
Sometimes this thing gives me problems in the school cause I can't cheat in ANYTHING TT.TT, and is so horrible and frustrating when you look all your classmates doing so >:/
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh i used to cheat in tests :( i regret it now but i have cheated in school cos if i dont, my grades will be crappy. so i cheated.. but my grades were crappy either way.!
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Squirrel-Pelusa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nah, it's not that bad pal; all the students do it, specially in math xD
Although I hate to cheat, I had to did it in three exams, or I'd failed the subject...
But I really suck at cheating TT.TT, just cause I think I'm lying :noes:
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Lazulina Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Would you do fan art for something you're not a fan of for a commission?  I'm not asking for one, but I've been put in that position before, and it's sort of awkward.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh actually yes, i forgot to mention, unless its a commission then yes I wil do a fan art of that. this happened many times before actually
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prince-buggy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree with all your rules, the only ones I don't completely follow would be #2 and #3, I have to admit, I am a bit of a pirate, but it's only for music, though I do buy CDs as much as I can and also, with my music, most of it is actually by less known artists who post their stuff for free download, sooo, yeah.

For #2, I do swear like a sailor sometimes, but it's mainly if I'm angry or joking around. I don't mind when others swear because I'm not one to be offended by it, but I will only say the F word if I know someone well enough to know if they'd be offended.

So yeah! Maybe an addition of rules that I follow in my life is that I am very optimistic and live by it. I can get very down at times, but I don't like to stay like that. This is also a fault of mine because sometimes being optimistic and happy means I don't study for a test or I don't do an assignment until the day before? Yeah, definitely a fault, but looking to the good side of life also means I'm very passionate about my art and I know I'll get to the place I wanna be someday. 

^ To add on just a little bit more to this life rule, I always think to myself that even if I'm not the richest person in the world, at least I'll have something that I love, I don't want to be like one of those people that thinks they have to get a job that brings in a lot of money even if they hate it, rather than a job they actually want to do. Though, I do know a lot of people who enjoy jobs that bring in a lot of money too, so I wont stereotype too much. Anyway, I think I'm done now, sorry for the wall of text.
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SAmaryllis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ry! I respect you so much! Definitely agree with you on your rules. >u< EEEESPECIALLY the one on drawing fanart........and being honest and not illegally downloading things as much as possible!!
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path-o-logical Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think your life rules are very respectable. : ) I don't like to use the f word either, I only use it as a quotation and with an appropriate audience. I try to not lie either but won't say I never do it @_@
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k-hots Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
about (1), think of it as a singer doing a cover of a popular song. he just like the process of singing it... i don't think it's wrong to sell it... everyone has their own preferences...
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well i would prefer it if the singer likes the song before singing it. which i think they usually do anyways
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k-hots Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yah, so they don't really have to be a fan... maybe an interesting character... a thought of the character that they think will be interesting... an interaction with the character... well, that's my case anyways. though i don't draw as much as i'd like to be drawing...
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i can't be picky if i get a commission for something Im not a fan of... i gotta draw it anyways :U
But if i have to, i might not post it online...
And hey! You're a really good person, Ry. I can respect the hell out of that.
I think I might follow the "No F word" one from now on... even though in the military it seems EVERYONE's cursing and using foul language. It's always good to be a gent, right?
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OH YES i forgot, being a gentleman is another rule i have! but yes always good to be a gent
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nah i don't think you forgot it! these are all components to being a good gentleman!
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32692010 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I try to think that way too. That's why even if I'm alone behind my computer screen and the biggest chance to troll is available, I won't. It's immature and disrespectful and the problem with a lot of this internet trolling is people don't see how this can truly affect people. A lot of younger users usually don't know how to handle it even if everyone says, "Just ignore it."

One of my rules is to be respectful. When I meet new people online, even the not-so-positive people, I do my best to respect their opinions. I may not reply to their comments, but that's just me bowing out gracefully because it's not worth either of our time to argue over something I'm confident will never alter my belief, so why waste our time? I think this ties in the Golden Rule.

Unfortunately, I had to learn rule 6 a bit of the hard way. It didn't get too bad, but I remember one person in particular where it seemed like this negative energy just oozed through my computer screen. The person was always so negative, a little perverted O_o, and dishonest.  I know it's the internet, but seriously? Use this opportunity to be honest. I didn't like the idea of rule 6 at first because it felt like I was rejecting somebody, and I know how bad it feels to be rejected. However, over time I heard a good analogy somewhere about being given a venomous snake that's just going to hurt you if you hold onto it. That's my justification for letting go. I wanted to help the person and be a good friend, but if he/she doesn't want help, you're just wasting your time kidding yourself. Life is too short.
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GemmilyArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
With piracy, once I get the money I always want to buy things that I appreciate. For example, I downloaded Death Note, Elfen Lied, FMA, Highschool of the Dead and I now own all of them. I do pirate a lot but if it's something I really love and enjoy (and there's not like 10 seasons making it ridiculously expensive) I'll buy it. I would eventually like to buy everything I've watched and loved, there's just ones like Doctor Who which are really expensive and have tonnes of seasons that I can't afford right now.
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kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like your 6th rule. Not at all.
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Tegz0rz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA Ry telling someone to go die in a fire! They must've been REEEEALLY bad for sweet mr. Ry to say such a thing.

Hm... Life rules, life rules... (heh heh, it does, doesn't it?)

1. Avoid letting crappy people into your life!
Growing up, I've met many people who made themselves a little too comfortable in my mind. And they weren't very good tenants! They'd put nails in the wall, never vacuumed, cracked the windows and grafiti'd ugly stuff all over the place! After taking a good hard look at the state they left my mind in, I decided enough was enough, and evicted them, and cleaned the place up myself. But fixing windows is hard, and I still can't seem to find the right plaster to fill all the nail-holes in with, so I had no choice but to heighten the rent, to avoid history repeating itself. Though, I do eventually warm up to new tenants, and lower the price of rent generously, it does take time.
What I'm saying is, I have trust issues, but I use them to keep myself from falling into the same situations over and over, and I haven't in years. Though, there's still family, and some of them can be pretty problematic, but there's nothing I can do about that until I can level up and gain the independence skill.

2. Give people the benefit of the doubt.
This one kinda counter-acts with number 1, but I try. Growing up in such a judgmental family, I tend to judge a book by it's cover quite often, and I'm trying (and succeeding I think) to kick that habit. They're not racist or homophobic, they just always assume the worst of people. And that's really shitty.

3. Be careful with what you say and do in front of children.
I'll never have a child. I don't want to. But I do try my best to be a decent person in front of Kids. They're so... impressionable. Anything you say or do could affect what they become. Like a child being abused is most likely going to become a bully, etc etc. And I've watched it, from my niece, how easily things they see and hear can shape their minds. (Naturally, they've not really experienced enough to HAVE developed mindsets yet) Anywho, growing up is a very scary thing. The slightest slip and a child could end up becoming Hitler. And nobody wants that.


That's all I can think of for now, but I definitely have a lot more... Haha wall of text! oops!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i especially agree with your number 3. Well actually i think thats why in my journals i dont swear and try to keep my writings PG and suitable for everyone. cos i know there might be younger ryceballs who are reading it and dont wanna be a bad influence <3
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OctilleryInkjet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I would have to say that one of my life rules is "Be Afraid."

I know it sounds stupid. Fear makes life difficult and all; it's what makes your legs tremble in front of other people and your breathing haggard and tiring when faced with horrendous truth. But there was once a quote that I agreed with, and it stated that the only people who had no fear were fools and liars. The worst people are not those who are most afraid, but those who believe that they have nothing to fear.

In addition, there is another function. Fear prevents a sense of failure; if you're afraid that the world is not ideal, nothing will surprise you.

Any comments?
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AmiMeito-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Number one makes total sense.

F word?

I'M GUNNA SAY IT!! RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!! >8D

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFart.

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OrellaTabby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD I think I found that funnier than it was supposed to be!
No my gosh waffles xD  You so funny ;w;
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AmiMeito-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XDDDD Lawl thank you?
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OrellaTabby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
Thank me xD  //slapped
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AmiMeito-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XDDDD LOLOLOLOL

Fart is a very forbidden word.
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OrellaTabby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD AMG That's so funny to me xD
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AmiMeito-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, my immaturity is still the level of a seven year old right now, so yay!! XDDD
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OrellaTabby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Means you're still young ;D
Wooooo Yay for youngness
I like being young; means I get to be lazy xD
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Funferno Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#6 is one of my biggest life rules too. I want my life to be happy and relaxed so I don't wanna get into trouble with anyone.
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Amarantha-Thea Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll draw fan art for something if someone requests it.
as for piracy i only pirate it to see if it's good then I buy it as soon as i can if i like it.
I admit i lie once in a while :<
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Star-Bugger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ry you're so cool man
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ArcticNelffi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of these rules are great... that's all I'll say XD
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