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Daniel
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I have a habit of speaking very formally. I am a goofball in real life who focuses very seriously on his academics.

I am not a very true artist, just one who likes to see pictures. I have an inappreciable ability to draw, and I have very little interest in developing my skills in the field of visual art. If anything, I am much more into the fields of theatre acting and singing, for they are my main artistic passions. I am both enthralled and intimidated by the community here since it so large and variable. I have not yet found my niche in any community, but chances are that I have stepped in at least a small part of most.

I am interested in the business of voice acting, so, if you need an amateur voice actor, I would be glad to be of service. I am your average kind of nonprofessional with a pop guard and studio microphone who records in a basement; not a recording studio, but I am very diligent. I am willing to provide contact information to anyone considering me for a voice actor role or tryout. Additionally, I am interested in doing audio readings for anyone (be it CreepyPasta, poetry, prose, or whatever it is).

As you may see in my gallery, I do write from time to time. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer in the literature field. I have several poems, prosaic poems, and prose works. My first (and currently only) DD was a literature submission. I've written a dark fan-ficiton for My Little Pony, but I don't consider myself a very hardcore writer, or Brony, for that matter. I upload essays I've done for school, and I very rarely feel inspired to write. However, when I am, I am usually very satisfied with my work, and I'm sure something I've done will speak to you.

Photography is the other thing I do. Mostly, it's sky and landscape pictures; whatever I happen to catch happening above me I tend to take a picture of if I think it's nice.

I do llamas for llamas, but I neither do WATCH for WATCH nor FAVE for FAVE. I reserve these to my personal tastes.

I am extremely busy with my schoolwork and rarely am on for long periods of time. I am also willing to proofread for anyone who can afford to wait until I acquire the time to get to proofreading the work. I find it is an enjoyable and helpful way to employ my skill in orthography, diction, and grammar when my creativity is devoted to non-writing ends. Anyone interested should feel free to send me a note, expressing his or her interest, on this site, and we can become acquainted and discuss the business.

I use Dogecoin.
Interests
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wacyMhxIOd0
  • Reading: Information on the actuarial profession
  • Watching: http://youtu.be/4BUBrn1l9jw
  • Playing: Solitaire, Mount and Blade: Warband
  • Eating: Skittles
  • Drinking: Water, lots of it.
Like my rhetorical redundancy?  Good; I'm just as ambivalent about it as you are.

Anyway, what's going on?  Well, I can't really think at the moment.  I'm a little sick, but not terribly; I have a little bit of a sore throat, and my nose is running like crazy.

I'm working on my senior project, and it's slow coming.  I'm hoping the interview I get with an actuarial professor at Robert Morris University will provide the insights I need for my paper and subsequent presentation.

As for the equipment I ordered (to which I alluded in my previous journal entry), I am most pleased, although I haven't had the chance to wear the stuff a whole lot on account of how my grandparents think I'd be a goof to go around dressed in these items where no one else like me is likely to appear.  They also fear that I may evoke suspicion.  After all, I'd be dressed in obscuring black.
I am very satisfied with what I received so far, but we will have to see how durable this stuff maintains over time, as I intend to default to this getup (you can view it, minus the gauntlets, in my profile picture).  I feel amazing with this stuff on.  The gloves are slightly small on my hands, but I don't want them terribly loose, either.

I recently found this one candy-making company called "Ice Chips."  They flavor their stuff with xylitol, and I love it!  It's a little expensive, though, for candy, not gonna lie.  I've only had their licorice flavor (if you like black licorice, you'll love the Ice Chips flavor, I think).  I might order some of their clove-flavored ones this weekend.

Also, I am pleased to announce my latest reading.  It's a dark and reasonably tragic MLP: FIM fan-fiction.  Give it a gander!

I must say that I am extremely pleased how this particular reading turned out.

Well, that's about all for now.  As always, I love to talk on here.  Best wishes, all!

Activity


  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Johnny Cash's song "Like a 309"
  • Reading: over my senior project essay
  • Watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwDFBvx8KxY
  • Playing: Solitaire, Mount and Blade: Warband
  • Eating: Skittles and Clove-flavored Ice Chips candy
  • Drinking: Water, lots of it.
Tagged by :iconlollipony-brony:

As you might guess, this entry will deal with a certain amount of MLP pony stuff.


1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the ten questions the person who tagged you made up, then make up your own 10 questions for the people you tagged to answer.
[Actually, since I'm not going to tag anybody, I'm going to answer all the ones :iconlollipony-brony: answered in addition to the ones provided by him.]
3. Choose ten people and put their icons on this journal. 
4. Go to their pages and inform they've been tagged. 
5. Not something stupid like 'you are tagged read this'. 
6. You have to legitimately tag people.
7. You cant say no tags.
[Too bad.  That's not how I roll.]
8. Everyone that has been TAGGED must make a journal entry

Questions the Tagger Answered
1) Favorited medium for art? (i.e. Pencil,digital,sfm)
Considering my limited skills, I'm not sure what my preference is.  Photography has been very convenient for me, while I've loved what I've done with some of my pixelated artwork I've done in MS EXCEL.  Of course, I also feel very satisfied with my writings, and the readings of things I do for YouTube are always a wonderful time for me.  I love doing performance work.
As for my consuming preferences, I couldn't possibly choose.  There's so much merit to each medium.

2) What got you into art?
I don't quite remember.  In elementary school, I was the kid whose artwork was NEVER put up on the board for the class to see, even when the teacher was feeling charitable.  I don't think I've ever quite gotten over that discouragement  As for what brought me onto this site, it's not so much a matter of what as it is a matter of who; I'm pretty sure a friend introduced me to this site.

3) Which pony conventions have you been to? If you haven't been to one, which would you go to?
Not a one.  I'm considering going to BronyCon in Baltimore this summer.  It will likely depend on whether or not I can get some friends together to go with me.  :iconr-dively: told me he'd accompany me, but I don't know if that would be enough companionship.  Another factor is what I'll be able to negotiate with my future employer this summer.
I really don't want to go without a band of steady friends alongside me.  I don't want to feel like a stranger among strangers like I did at the first and only convention I've been to, which was an anime convention.  I did not quite enjoy myself there.

4) Favorite Pony Princess?
If I exclude Twilight the ascended one, I will pick Celestia.  I really connect with Twilight regarding studiousness.  I adore all of Luna's quirks and connect to her personally, as well, but I must admit I have a bit more respect for Celestia.

5) What's the average time taken for you to finish an artwork?
Hah!  Don't ask.  From a statistical point of view, it would be skewed by the insane time I've put into a few of my writings and the minimal time I've spent photographing.  If you consider my readings and pixelated images artwork, then we're going to be talking several hours.  You would not believe how an activity so similar to tracing (dare I use that word?) takes so much time for someone who wants to get things perfect.

6) Do you plan ahead on your art projects or just go with the first idea that pops into your head?

I very rarely take much time to plan most of my visual artwork, but the writings and vocal stuff entail can entail a great deal of preparation, depending on the work.

7) Is music while making art necessary to you?

I probably would have died while making the pixelated image that serves as my icon if hadn't had music playing while I did it.  It's really tedious to make those.
As for writing, I rarely can focus on my work if I'm listening to music; I get wrapped up in it, as I am prone to do.  However, music has served as an inspiration for some things I have written, and I like to add allusions to songs in my writings for rhetorical effect, although I doubt anybody finds most of them.  I am subtle in my inclusions; I don't want to steal songs.

8) What made you like MLP?
I concur with :iconlollipony-brony: regarding the moral messages.  I'm also a big proponent of optimism, and, I thought, "If I could support a show that encourages members of its fanbase so much, I should," so I did.  I think the fanbase is awesome by the mass, and I had a desire to be a part of it as soon as I heard of it.  Coincidentally, :iconr-dively: is the young man who first introduced me.  :iconwelcometotheherdplz:

9) If you could become a pony, what race would it be?
Oh my.  At the current moment I doubt I could choose to be anything other than an Earth Pony.  Sure, I'd love to wield magic or be able to fly, but I don't think I'd be able to handle it.

10) Did this quiz annoy you?
I also concur with my tagger.  However, this wouldn't prevent me from feeling like an annoyance if I were to tag anybody with this.


Questions from the Tagger
1) What is your hobby and what do you like most about it?
Oh, I have many hobbies, my friend, and to specifically respond to this question would yield answers of varying degrees of convolution dependent on the activity.
What I can tell you, though, is that I enjoy the satisfaction I get from partaking in my hobbies so much that I've continued to do them, and, for person of my time constraints, this is saying something.

2) What is your favorite genre of music?
I don't normally favor music by genre.  You may notice, however, that I do enjoy a good bit of classical music; it's a very wide genre full of things worth listening to that even I have barely scratched the surface of.
As for my favorite genre of music to sing, it really doesn't matter.  I tend to gravitate toward songs I've heard and liked, but showtunes tend to be especially nice for me, although it is hard because I am a bass singer and most showtune music is not appropriate for a bass voice.

3) What is your profession? Or what profession do you aim for?
I aim to be an actuary.  I just about completed my senior project on what actuaries do and why they're important.  Essentially, actuaries define the price of risk.

4) What do you like most about MLP?
The show FIM?  It's hard to pin it down.  I do enjoy the episodes, don't get me wrong, but I really like what people have made from it.  The music from the show is often better than tolerable, and it's had some adorable moments in that show, and I don't often find things adorable.

The toy line?  I honestly couldn't care much less for the toy line; I'm not that into ponies themselves and don't feel the need to play with figures and brush their manes. 

5) What are your thoughts on MLP season 5?
Assuming you're referring to what will commence this April, I don't know how to feel.  Obviously, there may be some sort of implications about Marxism/Leninism present in the premiere episodes.  I watched the preview/teaser released to YouTube a couple weeks ago and was more concerned about how ineffective the narration was for the video than the actual discussion of what would be in the episode.  I have yet to finish watching Season 4, actually.

6) Your favourite poni?
Applejack.  Although I mentioned how I connect to the princesses above (Sorry, Princess Mi Amore Cadenza; you're really nice and all but I don't quite connect to you), I think she's awesome and even more similar to me.  I'm not a country boy; her qualities of integrity and honesty and work ethic are things I constantly aspire to.

7) How would you describe yourself with 3 words?
Assiduous, considerate, introspective.

8) Favourite food?  [I just noticed your spelling of "favorite."  Not my preferred spelling, but I can accept it. =p (Razz) ]
Garlic bread.  I love that stuff.

9) If you could bring 1 thing to a convention, what would you take? (Assume you have the bare essentials like apparel)
If you consider a nice stash of cash and a group of friends essentials, I'd include some sort of cosplay.  If I could go dressed as my profile pic, I'd be set.

10) Do you like getting tagged for quizzes? :D (Big Grin)
Of course I do.  I wouldn't respond to them if I didn't.  Although responding not always convenient, I usually feel pretty good afterward because it's like writing in a public journal.  I like to think that people actually read these.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance marches
  • Reading: "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
  • Watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwDFBvx8KxY
  • Playing: Solitaire, Mount and Blade: Warband
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water, lots of it.
:iconrobbieagray: tagged me, and, since school was cancelled for me today on account of the blizzard-like conditions, I figured I ought to oblige.

Rules:

1) You must post the rules.
2) Each person must say 5 things about themselves in their journal.  (I'm going to do a bunch instead of tagging people.)
3) Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create five new questions
for the people you tag to answer.
4) You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. No tag backs.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about "You're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag 10 people (I'm not, and there's nothing you can do about it.  I am also not doing this because I suck at asking questions.).

Stuff about myself...
1.  I post links to videos in my mood bios in a desperate hope that people will actually follow the links.
2.  I spent part of my morning today shoveling, and I got powder snow directly in my ear.  It was awful.
3.  I think I may be getting better from this sickness, but I'm still in no condition to do a reading today, sad to tell.  I wanna get back into the groove I had going, but I guess I just can't at the moment.
4.  I hate it when people use "ATM" for "at the moment," because I most readily recognize the acronym as referring to "automated teller machine."
5.  I'm going to guess that Robipony's tag journal title was an obscure reference to Kingdom Hearts:  Birth by Sleep.
6.  The aforementioned game was the last game in the series released that I've played, and I didn't even finish the game.
7.  My five most favorite books are:  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein, and Watership Down by Richard Adams.
8.  I like to say that I play hardcore video games on a casual gamer's time schedule.
9.  I can recite The Elements Song and other songs by Tom Lehrer.
10.  I love giving feedback on here but always regret not doing so more often.
11.  Chrysalislover got me into a metal band called Majesty, and I find their music to be really inspirational sometimes.
12.  I got into MLP because I think its fans and fanbase are generally respectable.
13.  I am an only child.
14.  I positively detest the smell of real flowers for the most part.
15.  I would give a part of my soul (if I still have one Emotipony Shifty(Right) ) to see the utter annihilation of the website Tumblr.
16.  I love garlic bread and ginger ale.
17.  I bought a case of sarsaparilla from a soda brewery just because I heard about it from MLP:  FIM.
18.  I almost always put two spaces after colons and periods.  I'm oldschool that way.
19.  I seriously doubt that anybody other than you is going to survive reading down this list and thus will not see this remark.
20.  I have an unhealthy fascination with prime numbers and try to find the prime factorizations large numbers when I'm bored.
21.  According to the Bronyland.com personality test, I am most similar to Applejack and most dissimilar to Rainbow Dash.
22.  I have a one-pound bar of titanium on the desk beside my computer here.  I bought it on impulse, but it makes for a conveniently sized paperweight.
23.  I had originally intended just to post ten things about myself before moving on to your questions.  I think I'm really vain sometimes, yet I come down hard on myself too often.
24.  I myself will consider doing a Q&A session as a sort of milestone thing on my reading account.  It might be when I reach a hundred subscribers or some number of videos someday.  I'm really afraid that, once I go off to college, I won't have much time for this sort of thing.  I really enjoy it.
25.  I took Taekwondo lessons for a few years when I was younger.  I think I might get back to that once I have a job secured someday.

Questions Asked by the Tagger:
1. Do you like listening to mlp readings? If so what is your favorite genre?
I actually don't really enjoy listening to readings of anything.  I also try to avoid others' readings because I don't want to find myself trying to imitate them in any way; I want to be original. 
I prefer to read on my own, and I sometimes find myself reading dialogue aloud without even thinking about it, even if it's just a regular book.  I do, however, watch readings if I know that somebody is looking for feedback.  There's this one video in the group posted recently that I've been meaning to address, and I may get to it today.  I have to go for a haircut before I do, though.

2. If you enjoy reading/listening to any grimdark mlp stories, what is your favorite?
I'm not sure I've read enough to declare a favorite.  I haven't read that many outside of the ones I've done readings for.  The one fiction I mentioned having trouble securing the author's attention for is probably one of the most emotionally jarring things I've read, and it was pretty good, but not necessarily grimdark although it was very dark.  I may or may not have mentioned that I've never read nor intend to read Cupcakes and Rainbow Factory.

3. If you could have Robipony do a reading of any dark mlp fanfic what would it be?
Well, considering almost any of the few fictions I've read so far has been ones I was considering doing a reading for and have, for the most part, already been read by me, I can't really offer you any recommendations.

4. Do you like cupcakes?
I assume, since you didn't capitalize the noun, that you are not referring to the legendary grimdark writing I have never read.  In which case, I do like the confection; however, it depends on just what kind of cupcake it is.  I personally enjoy having lots of frosting on mine because, well, I have a voracious sweet tooth.

5. Do you like Mexican food?
I've not eaten much Mexican food, but, when all else fails, Mexican rice satisfies me very well.

Really, if you (even anybody out there who's reading this) have any specific questions for me, you should free to ask.  I may not be good at forming questions or asking them at the appropriate moments, but I'm good at answering.

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wacyMhxIOd0
  • Reading: Information on the actuarial profession
  • Watching: http://youtu.be/4BUBrn1l9jw
  • Playing: Solitaire, Mount and Blade: Warband
  • Eating: Skittles
  • Drinking: Water, lots of it.
This is a Dark/Sad/Tragic story from FIMFiction.net and was written by Epicburst.

To use the author's own description:

    A noble dragon always abides by his Dragon Code! At least . . . that's what he thought. He would do anything to help a friend, including getting thrown off a cliff. Now he is left with nothing but a broken spirit and a hopeless dream.

    How can he be a noble dragon now?

There is some gore in this story.  The plot revolves around the character Spike.

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wacyMhxIOd0
  • Reading: Information on the actuarial profession
  • Watching: http://youtu.be/4BUBrn1l9jw
  • Playing: Solitaire, Mount and Blade: Warband
  • Eating: Skittles
  • Drinking: Water, lots of it.
Like my rhetorical redundancy?  Good; I'm just as ambivalent about it as you are.

Anyway, what's going on?  Well, I can't really think at the moment.  I'm a little sick, but not terribly; I have a little bit of a sore throat, and my nose is running like crazy.

I'm working on my senior project, and it's slow coming.  I'm hoping the interview I get with an actuarial professor at Robert Morris University will provide the insights I need for my paper and subsequent presentation.

As for the equipment I ordered (to which I alluded in my previous journal entry), I am most pleased, although I haven't had the chance to wear the stuff a whole lot on account of how my grandparents think I'd be a goof to go around dressed in these items where no one else like me is likely to appear.  They also fear that I may evoke suspicion.  After all, I'd be dressed in obscuring black.
I am very satisfied with what I received so far, but we will have to see how durable this stuff maintains over time, as I intend to default to this getup (you can view it, minus the gauntlets, in my profile picture).  I feel amazing with this stuff on.  The gloves are slightly small on my hands, but I don't want them terribly loose, either.

I recently found this one candy-making company called "Ice Chips."  They flavor their stuff with xylitol, and I love it!  It's a little expensive, though, for candy, not gonna lie.  I've only had their licorice flavor (if you like black licorice, you'll love the Ice Chips flavor, I think).  I might order some of their clove-flavored ones this weekend.

Also, I am pleased to announce my latest reading.  It's a dark and reasonably tragic MLP: FIM fan-fiction.  Give it a gander!

I must say that I am extremely pleased how this particular reading turned out.

Well, that's about all for now.  As always, I love to talk on here.  Best wishes, all!

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:iconaprinceofcartoons:
APrinceOfCartoons Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama!
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BjoernSiebolds Featured By Owner 18 hours ago   Digital Artist
Thx for the Llama :D
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Ruler-Of-Trash Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama~
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ananyaroy Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!!
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eeveeextreme Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
You seem to like the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Heart series. May I recommend to you.. Bravely Default?

Also thnx for the llama
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TheDizzyDan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very perceptive.  Certainly, you may recommend me anything.  That's also a Square Enix game, no?  I'll definitely consider it, although I haven't been able to play many games lately.  I appreciate your thoughtful recommendation.

You're welcome, and thank you for the llama, as well!
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the Llama and cool cloak
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TheDizzyDan Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Dragon Man, and thank you for the compliment.  I bought it from Dark Knight Armoury if you're interested in one for yourself.
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CrazyShibaLady Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the llama! It's much appreciated!
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TheDizzyDan Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're certainly welcome, and thank you immensely, as well, for the llama you sent me and for watching me, Crazy Shiba Lady!
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