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  1. Zila

    Zila's Art

    Just some of my art stuff. Formally known as IIVIsouljam's Art.
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    Van Gogh's Chair

    From the album: Zila's Art

    Did my take on Van Gogh's Chair inspired by Vincent van Gogh. Acrylic paint on canvas. Two hours to make.
  3. Starting a new game in Suikoden III because it's been long enough! Just got Persona 5 Royal even though I put a lot of hours into Persona 5 already. Did a bit of Fortnite with my siblings. That was fun. Level 60! So happy I got the Kit skin because it's adorable. I mean, it's a kitten with a mech suit; what's not to love?
  4. The Land of Waves arc in Naruto was the best. Zabuza was my favorite character. The whole conclusion of him and Haku was so sad.

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    2. AlwaysSearching



      If they won't get into it for the characters, maybe you can get them into it with the fights? Naruto and Sasuke teaming up to free Kakashi from the water prison is one of the smartest fight scenes I've EVER seen, and I've already seen that scene alone create a Naruto fan lol



      Hey, maybe you're onto something. I think I'll try that, thx. :D 


    4. Zila


      @SAO LILDOOP You're right! I love that this arc put so much effort into these characters. :) It's the same for me, Haku and Zabuza's death just had so much consideration and it was sad because they had wonderful depth to them. Not long ago, I re-watched the arc and it's still amazing. 💕 Hope your siblings come around. They'd be missing out on some good stuff! 

      Ha-ha, @AlwaysSearching . Sounds like a plan. xD  

  5. Blissful. Had a warm fourth of July night. Sky lit up like my neighborhood was taking a moment to finally enjoy something this year. Listening to smooth jazz and eating some grapes I prepared for breakfast. Laughing over how I shared parts of my life in some recent topics here. Partly memory lane thoughts, partly because this forum probably thinks I'm a crazy, oversharing dog lady. Thanks for making me feel at home Anime Forums, at least I can embarrass myself in good fun and not have too many regrets about it. Good morning/night everyone.
  6. Not date but make them my twin sibling? Hells yes. We can finally cosplay as Johan and Anna Liebert, mwahahaha!
  7. Yaaay! I love this song so much. Love Bartender too. It's a shame that it wasn't received too well. I guess you can say it's a guilty pleasure anime for me. Thanks for reminding me about this song.
  8. @Ohiotaku As if the X-Men shirt wasn't awesome enough. I love that hoodie! You have amazing style.
  9. Hanging in there and being positive. Though my heart aches for those not doing too well. Whether it's with their health or financially. Wish this whole nightmare was over with already. Wishing you all the best! If anyone needs anything my inbox is always open.
  10. Sat in the garden with a nice cup of chamomile tea. It was beautiful! Then I had to go in because two of my dogs don't like the sound.
  11. Ha-ha! For sure. My whole family were sort of adventurous people. My brother was more headstrong though. I think we had this plan to save up when we were old enough to work and do everything we could before we had to settle down and take things more serious. The rock of my family ended up having a cancer scare and it stuck with us so profoundly. I think it was the final push to go out and do something. I was young, I thought the creative arts was a solid enough career if one tried hard enough and went to photography school. Most of my traveling back then were location assignments. It was a rat race to have a portfolio good enough for advertising—which was our graduation goal. It just wasn't for me in the end, you know? Oh definitely, things got exhausting at one point. Fun, yet tiresome. There was always planning and calculating expenses. Meetings around this time, and navigating work related projects around that time. Having a checklist of everything you're bringing or presenting. Today my life is still within this realm, caring for my grandmother. Sometimes, I find a lot of peace in the chaos. There are days nothing goes as planned, lots of surprises that make for comedic memories. The everyday really does have a sense of humor. Thanks. Aside from all the stories I get to tell the future generations of my family or all the experiences I've had. My happiest was meeting my partner of eight years (ex now). He was the diving instructor for a marine life expedition some friends and I did. We bumped into him later at this rickety eatery off the water and it was like we were all old friends. I can understand the sentiment of introducing an intimate partner into your world of interests. Things were already beautiful and exciting to explore but this added element made it all feel whole. I've no doubt you'll get to experience that. If you keep on your journey, you'll meet tons of people. Just stay safe above all else! Have realistic expectations of others. You never know, their perspectives could open all kinds of doors never considered before.
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    Gaming Photography

    Exploring the boundaries of Photo Modes, screenshots- etc. in gaming.
  13. From the album: Gaming Photography

    Trying out the focus feature.
  14. From the album: Gaming Photography

    Love the little details in this game. This character hated being a mascot. He started yelling at me after I took the picture.
  15. Welcome to the Anime Forums! Always nice to see new people. We'll be here if you need anything! If you have more specific or personal issues you can click on our Staff tab right on the Home/Front page. The Staff here is very informative, professional and friendly; so no worries! We have so many topics to engage in, A.F. is a wonderful creative outlet. Hope you enjoy your time here, see you around!
  16. Hello, Mana! Welcome to the Anime Forums, hope you enjoy your experiences here. If you need help with anything just let us know. There are so many supportive people here that will point you in the right direction. We have a Staff tab on the main page that can help you with any technical or personal issues. See you around!
  17. Well, I wouldn't exactly know the margin of normalcy from the various perspectives out there. My personal routine has certainly been a colorful one over the years. Though I often feel like certain individuals on the outside of this tend to romanticize the adventure. What started out as soul searching in my early teens became exhausting in my late twenties. After a health scare in the family, I really wanted to do as much as possible in life. My days usually start out doing an hour or so of working out. Most of my hobbies just require a particular level of fitness. I like camping but also rock climbing and spear fishing. I dabbled in archery for a long time. It's a target sport for me, never liked the idea of hunting unless it was a dire need. I love animals too much. Before COVID-19, I volunteered cleaning and bottle feeding lambs at a sanctuary that I liked to visit. I've been ankle deep in mud, grubs and excrement and the smell of urine stuck in my nostrils for almost a week. It's worth it, though. Animals are amazing creatures. As for camping. I've had a bug fly into my ear, which is the single most terrifying experience I'd never want anyone to go through. It was in there for about two days, until we found an emergency clinic to remove it. Now I sleep with very comfy ear plugs! Yuck! Then there's mosquitoes, sweltering heat and either scorpions or wolf spiders that like to drop by the tent and say hello. Still, getting to see the sunset/rise on top of a summit or cliff shelf or by a beautiful lake tops all the cons thus far. I also did a two month photography project at a workshop in Africa. It was the most nerve-racking experience of my life. Aside from getting some nice shots of the local wildlife and landscapes. The area became too dangerous to keep the workshop running. We never got to make contact with the locals. It was not worth the trip or money (including travel immunizations) but hey, trial and error? My favorite part of rock climbing is reaching the summit. Surprisingly, not for the rush of accomplishment but because it looks like a whole different planet from up there. Especially granite rock. Makes it look like you're on Mars! There's all kinds of plant life and pools of water with life, where you'd never expect to find them. Just at 550+ m above sea level you start finding minnows, it's incredible. Several years ago I did a lot of traveling. Germany, Basque, Chile, England. Most of it was with a group of friends. We didn't like going alone or small groups—there was about eleven or twelve of us. Sometimes, we learned things the hard way. Like realizing you're being swindled on prices, being manipulated over the laws so people can take advantage of your situation/surroundings or feed their ego about knowing what's best. Rental car troubles, shady department stores. It's kind of crazy out there. Then I kind of got exhausted from it all in my mid-twenties and wanted to take my life more seriously. Finished college, got a home, took on some pretty heavy responsibilities. My hobbies turned into making a garden, creating my own clothing and various arts. Things you can do in the comfort of your home. Fostering dogs, Pitties at first. Then I started investing in abused and rescue dogs. Which was a ton of work. I've had some in my care that were in terrible shape. I've adopted four that came from the absolute worst environments. It was a long, tiresome process to get them back to being a normal doggo. I remember making a blanket fort around my kitchen table for my dog, Nero. Slowly I introduced myself to his space by sleeping in it with him. That was the most welcoming back pain, at five in the morning, when my day started and I had to go to work. Also took some classes via my vet on living with/training a blind dog that I have. My fifth and final dog was unexpected. I inherited her from my late grandmother. She's a little troublemaker and came to me during a period of my life in which I guess I needed her most. Funny how the universe works. She taught me a different kind of patience and helped me back on a path of calm. I've never been inspired by anime characters or other types of fictional mediums in this sense. It was more of a rude awakening that life is short, and it happened at an early age when I had more freedom. I do like to be as helpful as possible and inspire people to follow their passion(s) when they can. This kind of life was normal to us; my group of friends and I. However, people that are not accustomed to these types of lifestyles like to view them or portray them in unrealistic tones at times. I've met people bored with their lives, completely unprepared for what they were getting into and absolutely regretting it in terms of sensible excitement. They were inspired or enchanted in some shape or form about what they see and hear and the experience is a little different from that. Hopefully, they still gain a sense of appreciation. Ultimately, it's nice to find people that are partaking and enjoying where their interests are. I'm sure there's a myriad of obstacles and idealization in the forte territory of another's journey, like any other field or curiosity. I'm glad that discussing our lives can be an exciting point of view but the world is filled with excitement regardless. I've been wowed by glow worms. GLOW WORMS! Chillin' out and doing their glow-thingy. I think people that chase after their interests, no matter what they are, are exciting people. There are realms of knowledge that are the backbone of society and necessity that I know nothing about. It's engraved in my person that tech savvy, industrial people are the reason some of us can live comfortably. For me, it's not too much of a fleeting realization. I've met a lot of likeminded people from the journey. If people see me as entertaining I would really like to point out all the pros and cons and how one is virtually impossible without the other. When someone tells me: "wow, that sounds like so much fun". I like to remind them that I had a bug in my ear for two days. Buzzing around and biting for nearly an hour before it died in there. I would trade that moment in for a cup of coffee on the sofa, any day. Yet, seeking adventure is always like this. It's a love/hate relationship. I hope you find people specific to what you're looking for. It's wonderful to have a person/group that gets how you're feeling or what you're experiencing or wishing to experience.

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