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Here's something about me. I tend to avoid the bandwagon as often as I can, but will usually end up joining somewhere down the road (though preferably when the hype has dissipated). It's not intentional, I think I just get irritated when large groups of people all enjoy one thing and display their joy, I don't know how else to describe it. Take when a new iPhone comes out or how huge the Harry Potter books were back in the late 90s and the movies after that. I avoided these things for years and it wasn't until Twilight became the new sensation that I read HP and watched all the movies from front to back. I think the hype makes me feel like something is blinding the masses. But eventually the hype does die down, and I quietly enjoy these things.

Sherlock is one of those things, the internet just exploded with how awesome the new series was and how much they loved actor Cumberbatch, but found myself avoiding the series as hard as I could. I recently caved and began watching, and immediately saw why that actor appeals to everyone. I couldn't tell from the still images, but his deep voice and myriad of facial expressions are fun to listen to and watch. But another thing about me is that during movies and tv shows where mystery or apprehension is an aspect, I consistently try to guess how the show will turn out. I mean, in little ways. I can't tell you how a show is going to end and everything is going to tie together but I usually am really good at picking up foreshadowing and noticing when a story is attempting to lead me in a specific direction. I might not be able to guess the ending, but I can usually pick up when the story makes subtle hints at who is going to die or when someone is lying about something they said. And Sherlock is full of fun twists and turns to keep me guessing, it really is a very entertaining series.

That's all.
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Longest Time by Billy Joel
  • Reading: School text books -_-
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: Final Fantasy X
  • Eating: Grilled Chicken Wrap from Sonic
  • Drinking: Water


This is a list of books I've read. If I've read a series, I'll group the books up by that series.


Jim Butcher:

[[[Dresden Files series:
-----Storm Front
-----Fool Moon
-----Grave Peril
-----Summer Knight
-----Death Masks
-----Blood Rites
-----Dead Beat
-----Proven Guilty
-----White Night
-----Small Favor
-----Turn Coat]]]


Dean Koontz:

.: By the Light of the Moon
.: Dragon Tears
.: The Face
.: The Face of Fear
.: From the Corner of His Eye
.: The Good Guy
.: Hideaway
.: The Husband
.: Life Expectancy
[[[Odd Thomas series:
----------Odd Thomas
----------Forever Odd
----------Brother Odd
----------Odd Hours
----------In Odd We Trust]]]
.: Relentless
.: Strangers
.: Twilight Eyes
.: Velocity


Michael Scott:

[[[The Alchemyst series:
-----The Alchemyst
-----The Magician
-----The Sorceress
-----The Necromancer]]]


Other Authors:

.: House and Philosophy (by William Irwin and Henry Jacoby)
.: Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar (by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein)

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These are the users I've donated Premium Memberships to (or that I donated the value of a subscription in points, even if that's not what the points were ultimately used for). Some because their art was so great I felt the need to promote their site, some because they won a contest or kiriban, and others because of a commission. Either way, here's my fantastically organized list. I actively go ahead and remove any account that has been deactivated or banned, which does detract from the quantity of subscriptions I've actually given, but I feel the list is more appreciated when current users are displayed exclusively. Check them out!


:iconmirkand89: :iconsans-sommeil: :iconphilosophersbane:

{:iconthekawaiiseeall:} ~Merry Christmas

{:iconauramagnet:} ~Happy Thanksgiving

:iconbroskiiiadactyl: :iconforever-fantasy: :iconkrastix94: :iconazymmuth: :iconsylkrode: :iconsnowydrifter: :iconbilliejean485: :iconnirnrootthirtytwo: :iconloner13: :iconmyvampirelullaby: :iconfire-spirited:

{:iconthe-cowboy-smuggler:} ~Merry Christmas

:iconspazzypineapple101: :iconsnowydrifter: :iconkaryn531:

{:iconlypten:} ~Merry Christmas

:iconaaronjjenkins: :iconinfernalservant: :iconwhackojako: :iconteardownthefence: :iconmr-wat: :iconbreisanerd: :iconcity-lights-sparkle: :iconlurkingspork: :iconinternalcure: :iconlizzieunjustified: :iconkatrinakuchiki::iconkronnoss: :iconreeno-alchemist: :iconkisskiss64: :iconfire-spirited: :icondreamfox:

{:iconwhittykitty: :iconsedna713: :iconsurpysoup:} ~Merry Christmas

:iconmsplendens: :iconinnocentgoddess: :icondemonue: :iconfire-spirited: :iconfluffylink: :iconthewanderer-chan: :iconalpha-bane: :iconcamelliaruth:



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Jex-LumiKhoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondragonhiplz: Hello, and welcome to DragonNation :icondragonnation:!
We're glad to have you as a part of our dragonic family! :icondragonhug:
What you can do now.
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We hope to see you around soon! :) (Smile)
Have a great day!

Galoen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, thank you for all the points! I don't even... *head explodes*

Even though I have no idea what I've done to deserve that Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
KoreiRyuu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A few years ago I started a personal campaign to donate premium memberships to users I thought deserved the attention, I've spent hundreds of dollars doing just that. You sent me a llama and I saw your donation pool with the caption underneath stating a similar mission so I donated a handful of my points to help you. :)
Galoen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist
You, sir, earned my respect for that!
If I had money, I'd probably do something similar, since I love giving things (but have a hard time to accept gifts...)
I wish you all the best.
KoreiRyuu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm the same way. Keep on giving; I wish you the best as well. Cheers.
CptWRogers Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
could you hop on steam ?
101Icestormxx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the llama  ^^
Katie-Venerelli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! It really means a lot that someone likes what I do! :D Yay! :]
KoreiRyuu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
From my vague perception skills, you seem to have a broadly open mind. You look a little young from your dA ID so A. If you're not, then well what do you expect from me? I'm not an FBI profiler. But it would explain your writings and art; the experience you've gleam from would then be very apparent in them. Or B. You really are quite young and open mindedness at such a young age is pretty unique in this day and age.

Either way, be it literary or visual, I can't wait to see how your art evolves in the coming years. Cheers.
Katie-Venerelli Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I'm pretty young, yeah. Still a teenager, still a child.
Thanks, I can't wait to see it changes too, I'm excited and scared. :]
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