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Kiriban Caught

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 6:35 AM
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Hey, everyone!

A bit over a year ago I reached 100,000 pageviews and now it looks like the next big number is drawing near - so, it's Kiriban time again! Rules are simple: if you look at my page one day and notice that you happen to be the 200,000th visitor, take a screenshot of it and send it to me via note - I'll think of something to reward you with.


EDIT: Kiriban has been caught! Congrats to :iconlunarhonch:! :la:

200.000 by LunarHonch

Wow, 200 000 views. It's difficult to picture sometimes that all these people have come to my page to see my art - some :+fav:ed, some commented, some just browsed through stuff and hopefully had a quick laugh every now and then. It's amazing to think about and I'm truly grateful for your support. So, very many thanks to all my friends, watchers and casual visitors! I appreciate every single one of you, and I hope you'll enjoy my future art as well.
Have a wonderful week and take care!

Hugs,
Isriana :heart:


:iconfeelingfreeplz:


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Peter Hollens & Lindsey Stirling: Star Wars Medley
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Drinking: Coffee

New Year + Traveling

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 3:29 AM
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Happy new year everyone! I hope 2014 will be amazing for all of you. :iconfeelingfreeplz:

I just dropped by to tell you that I'm going for a vacation for a week. It’s been three years since me and my boyfriend have been able to travel somewhere together, just the two of us, so it’s needless to say we’ve been looking forward to this day ever since we booked the trip in September. We're not going anywhere further than Gran Canaria, but let me tell you it will be so good to see the sun after months of bleakness. Anyway - in case I don't come across any free wi-fi while I'm out there - I'll be back answering messages and drawing stuff after January 9th. See you and take care!

Hugs,
Isriana :heart:


  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Ed Sheeran: I See Fire
  • Reading: Suzanne Collings: Mockingjay
  • Drinking: Coffee

Level Up

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 2:49 AM
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It’s Sundas, 15th of Evening Star and I’ve reached level 25. :party:

DovahMe

Sadly, I've been sick since Tuesday so it's not going to be a very exciting birthday for me - if anything, my plans include sitting at home wrapped in three layers or blankets and drinking buckets of hot tea and blackcurrant juice. Ah well, you can't win every year it seems. Still, a quarter of a century on this planet - that's something. :D
Already I'd like to thank you of all those lovely birthday wishes and thoughtful words! They've really made my day! :tighthug:

Hugs and love,
Isriana :heart:


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EDIT: Oooh, look, look, I got gifts! Aren't they lovely? :love:

Gift: Skaila by KupiecKorzenny Doctor Kitty by Fomalhaut48 Birthday: Isriana's Skaila by 4TheOneWithoutAName

Big thanks to :iconansalagon: and :iconpistachioinfernal: for amazing written presents they sent me! Also, thanks to everyone who donated points, llamas and cake badges - I have a full cake now! :XD:


  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Ensiferum: Into Battle
  • Reading: Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender season 3
  • Playing: SW:TOR
  • Drinking: Anything that is hot and sooths my aching throat

I Has A Kitty!

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 8:25 AM
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MY NEW KITTEN CAME HOME TODAY
EEEEEEEEEH
*bursts into rainbows*

Nemo1
Nemo2
Nemo4

This baby here is Nemo. Ragdoll boy, 13 weeks old. :meow: :heart:
He's such a darling I don't even have words to express myself.

:iconfeelingfreeplz:


  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: London Philharmonic Orchestra: Battlefield Theme
  • Watching: Sleepy Hollow
  • Playing: Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Eating: Chocolate

Update

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 1:15 AM
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I'm just popping in to tell that I will be busy with work for next couple of weeks. I'm working on an annual publication for local entrepreneur society, and (since I'm the only journalist in the project) the end of August and the beginning of September will be pretty packed - so it's likely that I don't have as much time to draw stuff and answer comments as usual. I'll be back once I'm done making interviews and writing articles... :D Take care everyone!


Hugs,
Isriana :hug:


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Heather Dale: Mordred's Lullaby
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens
  • Watching: Star Trek (TOS)
  • Drinking: Coffee

Off To Scotland (And Back Again)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:43 PM

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Hi everyone!
I hope you've all had a great weekend. I know I sure did, the highlight of it being the annual Ropecon, where I went on Saturday with my brother and my best friend.  I cosplayed as Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones, and for the first time I actually made the whole outfit from the scratch. I've never sown a dress before so I must say I'm pretty satisfied with the result... :D
In other news, I'm off to Scotland this week so you probably won't see me online between August 1st and 10th. I visited Scotland for the first time last summer and the whole trip was so awesome I just had to get back there - can't wait to see the highlands again! This year I'll be visiting places such as Edinburgh, Inverness, Lindisfarne, Black Isle - and the island of Skye which I'm especially looking forward to. *charges the camera and packs half dozen memory cards* I really hope it'll be as memorable trip as the last one! :eager:
So that's about it, we'll see if I have time to draw something before I leave - otherwise you'll see more artwork from me sometime mid-August. Cheers and take care!

Hugs,
Isriana :tighthug:

:iconfeelingfreeplz:

Update: Aug 3rd

Greetings from Edinburgh! It has been lovely few days and the weather has been incredibly good so far. I don't think I've ever seen such a clear blue sky in Scotland before... :XD: Yesterday I visited Alnwick and Lindisfarne which were both beautiful and really impressive places - I never seem to get enough of Scottish castles. Today I took a train to Inverkeithing to see my first Highland games ever. It was an interesting thing to see though it was quite windy (to say the least). Also, I have never seen that many bagpipes in one place - I feel like I can still hear a faint buzzing in my ears, lol.

New adventures ahead tomorrow! :la: I'll post another update whenever I can. Take care everyone!

 

 Update 2: Aug 6th

Update time! :D I'm on my way to Inverness now (cheers to Scotrail for their free wi-fi) and admiring the landscapes as we rush by the eastern coast. Weather is still almost unnaturally good - let us hope it will last. I went to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo yesterday and it was fantastic. Such an impressive show and we even got pretty good seats.

Anyway, I would've gladly stayed in Edinburgh longer, but then again it's great to see the highlands again. I really hope these past few days will be as amazing as the rest of the trip. Hugs to all and take care!

 

Update 3: Aug 9th

So, my trip is almost finished now and I'm leaving Inverness behind as we speak. It's been an amazing few days though. On Tuesday I got to meet with lovely Helena-Lou which was lots of fun - there was so much to talk about I really hope we'll get to meet again. Even though we didn't have a lot of time it was great to meet face to face and see the person behind the username.
On Wednesday I finally got to see Skye which was something I wanted to do the last time we were in Scotland but at the time we simply didn't have room for that trip. The beginning of the trip wasn't all that promising, though. It was raining, we were an hour late and there was an accident on the road which held our buss even further - for a moment we thought we might never get there. Anyway, the moment we arrived to the west coast it was all sunshine and blue skies. Skye was just as amazing as I thought and those few hours there left me yearning for more. Next time I definitely want to stay there longer!
Yesterday I took a trip to far North to see the most northern part of Scotland: John o'Groats and the stone stacks of Duncansby Head. Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit Orkney islands, but maybe another time... :D
Anyway, it was an amazing journey all in all, and now it's time to head back home.


:new: Update 4: Aug 10th


After a full day of traveling (from Inverness to Edinburgh to Heathrow to Helsinki) I'm finally home. It was such a wondeful trip and I'm sad to leave Scotland behind - I will be back, I promise. I would've gladly stayed longer, but on the other hand... My bed! My computer! All my preciouses!

Anyway, it's good to be back. Take a look at some travel photos here.

Duncansby Head by Isriana



  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian: Nightfall
  • Watching: Star Trek (TOS)
  • Playing: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Eating: Blueberry pie
  • Drinking: Coffee

Double Tagged

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 2:57 AM
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As it happens, both :iconneutral-death: and :iconhal0fanboy311: tagged me to do this meme... So it seems I'll be answering 18 questions instead of ten. :XD:


1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. Please don't tag-backs.
6. Don't do tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You have to tag specific people.

:blackrose:

Neutral-Death's questions:


I. Jak & Daxter vs Ratchet & Clank DEATH BATTLE! Who wins?

Jak is cool. I like Jak. He and Daxter can have this one.

II. Bacon or Pepperoni?

Wait, I have to choose?? :noes: May there be baconroni so I get to have both.

III. PlayStation or XBOX? (Cue the flame wars...)

Well, I'm a PC gamer, but should I choose another console... PlayStation simply because it has more exclusive games I'd like to play (Uncharted, Heavy Rain etc.). Also, the deal with the Xbox One? No thanks.

IV. What is your favorite fandom? The most annoying?

Ack, I'm in so many fandoms it's hard to choose. Even my most favorite fandoms can be annoying at times - mostly when individual people decide that their view of the things is the only right one. But should I pick one or two favorites I might be inclined to answer Skyrim and/or Doctor Who.

V. Is it me, or do :iconqwarkplz: and :icontrollfaceplz: look very similar?

Um... kind of?

VI. The Elder Scrolls or Fallout?

I've played a bit of Fallout and as amazing as it seems, I have to say The Elder Scrolls since I'm such an avid lover of fantasy worlds and lore.

VII. Within Temptation, Nightwish, or Evanescence?

Nightwish, without a doubt. It's the band that introduced me to metal music over ten years ago, and it'll always have a special place in my heart.

VIII. Battlefield or Call of Duty?

Battlefield.

:blackrose:

hal0fanboy311's questions:


1. Whatta ya think of the writer of who tagged you for this!? (Be as brutal or honest as possible! Have fun!)

Sorry, I've got nothing brutal to say. :XD: Based on what I've seen and read so far: nice fella whose gallery makes me want to try Halo myself, fun to talk to and always leaving encouraging comments (thank you for those!). I'm looking forward to our art trade.

2. Xbox One or Playstation 4?

XboxOne and PS4
I'm sorry I had to. See question III for clarification.

3. When was the last time you went to a concert? How was it?

Wow, it has been certainly too long if I have to rack my brain this much to even remember... Might have been a Nightwish concert at Hartwall Areena last year (it was awesome and it's nice that I was able to see Anette performing for one last time). Up next: Kamelot's gig in November! :dummy:

4. Favorite superhero of all time is (or villain)!?

Either Wolverine or Iron Man. Both are badass, so I can't really decide.

5. Speaking of heroes..if you could choose ONE superpower what would it be?

Ability to manipulate time. I'd have so much use for that... :P

6. How about greatest accomplishment to date!? Now go make more!

Uh... Graduating from high school and getting into university, I think. Now, if I could only get that master's degree done one day...

7. So tell me about your dream boy\girl if you haven't found him\her already :)

I've found him alright. :D Kind, patient, trustworthy, funny, and possessing the kind of sociability and genuine interest in human interaction I can only hope to achieve one day.

8. I bet they're out there. Worst pick-up line you've ever heard or that's been used on you?

Garrus bby
Here, let Garrus show you how it's done

9. Alright superstar it's summer so what are you doing here inside? Go swim! Hit the beach! Go run! Go workout! Clean your car! That's where I'm headed!

But... There are so many comics I want to draw! One of these days I'm going to set up a summer workstation for myself so that I don't have to choose between drawing silly stuff and getting some fresh air (and sunlight).

10. Would you take me with you? I wanna go too!

What, to draw comics out in the sun? Oh well, come along, then... :D

:blackrose:

Done! :iconfeelingfreeplz:
Since I always end up tagging people who'd rather not be tagged and ignoring people who'd love to I'll just say this: if you want to play 10 questions, consider yourself tagged (yeah yeah, I'm breaking the rules above, sue me). Feel free to answer my questions below and drop a link to the comments section so I can go take a look at your answers.


And now my questions:

1. Your top three fandoms?
2. What game you like the most? Name your three favorite things in it.
3. Grab the first book you have at hand. What is it?
4. What is your favorite album from your favorite band?
5. If you could turn any video game into a movie/tv show, what would it be and who would play main characters?
6. Do you have a skill that most people don't know about? Do share.
7. If you could teleport into a fictional world, where would you go?
8. What is the first comic you remember having read?
9. If you were an animal/creature, you would be…?
10. The zombie apocalypse has fallen. You get to choose one weapon, one companion and one additional item of your choice. What and who?

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Heather Dale: Hero
  • Watching: Let's Play Dragon Age: Origins by Veriax
  • Playing: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Eating: Chili con carne

Feature Meme

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 7:36 AM
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I participated this meme in Aztarieth's journal: :D

"Be one of the first 10 people commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to the Featured List!

For each of the 10 first people answering this journal I will put his/her avatar and the three deviations I like most from his/her gallery on the list.

IMPORTANT: If you answer, you'll have to do the same in your journal, putting me on the first place, completing the list with 9 other people. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone."

:bulletblue: 1. :iconaztarieth:

Dragon age 3 Morrigan by Aztarieth Nelerah Tabris Grey Warden Commander by Aztarieth Aldric A Knight's Love by Aztarieth

:bulletblue: 2. :iconnitasu987:

Mirkholm by Nitasu987 Arrow to the Eye by Nitasu987 Over 7000 Damage with a Critical Judgement by Nitasu987

:bulletblue: 3. :iconpineapplesamurai:

The Mercenary by PineappleSamurai Thiriel Erowin by PineappleSamurai Teutonic Knight of Prussia by PineappleSamurai

:bulletblue: 4. :iconfirethatlightsstars:

:thumb368985089: :thumb366765315: :thumb369717505:

:bulletblue: 5. :icontobor88:

Skyrim Dictionary: Dragon to EnglishThe Dragon Language
Common Words
Dragon to English
Aak-  Guide  
Aal-  May (as in "May his soul")  
Aam-  Hmm? (expression of disbelief)  
Aan-  A/An  
Aar-  Servant  
Aav-  Join  
Aaz-  Mercy  
Ag-  Burn  
Ah-  Hunter  
Ahmik-  Service  
Ahmul-  Husband  
Ahkrin-  Courage  
Ahraan-  Wound (noun)  
Ahrk-  And  
Ahst-  At  
Ahzid-  Bitter  
Al-  Destroyer  
Alok-  Arise  
Alun-  Ever  
Aus-  Suffer  
Bah-  Wrath  
Bahlok-  Hunger  
Bein-  Foul  
Beyn-  Scorn  
Bex-  Open
Bodiis-  Borrow 
Arial by tobor88 Revenge Part 1Revenge
Part 1
Shrapnel defeated and shamed flies to the mountains of Draconia to contemplate this disastrous loss that occurred during an attempt to conquer the largest nation's capital city. His wings were torn and bloodied, his left horn chipped and dull, his shoulder had a deep gash that just recently had stop bleeding.
"What a pathetic failier. I can't believe my undead minions failed me. Damn that Spyro and his friends! If only I had an improved army-" With that he hatched an evil plan. He decided to fly to the ruins of the west end of the city while the villagers and dragons were mourning at the Lake of tranquility a couple of miles from the North end of the city walls. With this opportunity Shrapnel went and found the countless bodies of the fallen from both sides. He opened his jaw unleashing a dark mist that seeped into the corpses and raised them into the air. They began to twitch, and their eyes glowed red. Shrapnel's fanged teeth gleamed with delight at what he did. He exp


:bulletblue: 6. :iconspazkid1997:

A Warning by Spazkid1997 What you're saying when you play a specific gameMinecraft: I’d like build and explore.
Minesweeper: Just something casual to pass the time.
Sim City: It’d be neat to have a tourist park or school next to a nuclear landfill.
Age of Empires: I’m looking for some good, casual fun.
Starcraft: I’m looking for a serious challenge.
League of Legends: I’m looking to get piss-drunk mad at someone.
Final Fight: I wanna beat the shit out of something!
Anything Nintendo: Childhood Memories. :3
Half-Life: I need something action-packed and mind boggling.
Legend of Grimrock: Ditto.
Team Fortress 2: Cry some more!! Ha ha ha ha!
Anything Command and Conquer before Tiberium Wars: Westwood Studios was still better.
Evony: I don’t even know why I’m still here.
A Tribute to Garry's Mod by Spazkid1997

:bulletblue: 7.  :iconihaveanumber1:

A GREAT MAN                                                                  
                                                               death is a great man
                                                             for with out he, we would
                                                            not know the value of life
justice is a myththere is no such thing as true justice for justice is perception, is it justice to cut off the hands of a thief, is it justice to condemn a murder to death, is it justice to burn a den of bandits many would say yes, now ask yourself is it justice to cut off the hands of a poor boy who only needed money for medicine, is it justice to condemn a man who killed only in defense of another to death, is justice to burn the home of a family who was only hungry, you see there is no true justice for justice is perception Who's the real monsterhuman's are cruel we hate based on skin and religion, we start wars over territory like animals
death is kind he doesn't care about race or religion he takes all in to his embrace with out a second thought
so why do fear him and not ourselves, all he does is pick up the pieces when we're done slaughtering each other


:bulletblue: 8. :iconanya-kylash:

Mount Diablo by Anya-Kylash Bard the Bowman from The Hobbit by Anya-Kylash Puppies! by Anya-Kylash

:bulletblue: 9. :iconvarriel:

CM - Little Moments by Varriel Abstract Dilusion by Varriel Sugarless Gum by Varriel

:bulletblue: 10. :iconkupieckorzenny:

Take a second to look awesome by KupiecKorzenny Mordin Solus by KupiecKorzenny Restoration magic by KupiecKorzenny

:iconfeelingfreeplz:

Thanks for playing! If you didn't make it to this feature, go check the journals of those people who participated in this meme! Some of them should have still room left in their journals. :#1:


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Heather Dale: The Maiden and the Selkie
  • Watching: Fable 2 Let's Play
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: Coffee

Summer Stuff

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 5:12 AM
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Hi, everyone! I just felt like it was time to finally update my journal. My new computer has been working fine so far, but I still haven't gotten around to install most of my games. So far only Skyrim and Dragon Age: Origins are in some sort of order (and mods still keep giving me hard time), so I haven't played pretty much anything during past couple of months. I might continue the reinstallation process if there will be a rainy day or two, but other than that I've spent a lot of time outside enjoying the weather. Even though I'm currently having my vacation, there's still a lot to do. Just tomorrow I'm leaving for few days to take a look what's it like on the other side of the eastern border. I'll be spending couple of days in Russia, so you probably won't be able to reach me until Tuesday... :D
And then some art related things that I'm planning to do in near future: finishing commissions, drawing Skyrim and possibly some Dragon Age fan art, plus finishing various video game comics that I recently dug up from the archives. I've been sketching lots of stuff along the spring (and even earlier) and finishing that stuff will probably be my next priority after commissions are done.
Anyway, I'll be off to pack my bags. See you around, and have a lovely weekend!

:hug:s,
Isriana

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 EDIT: Back in Finland again! :D It was a nice trip all in all - weather favored us and we saw some pretty sights. Few of you asked to see travel photos so I uploaded some here: iribel-photos.tumblr.com/searc… Go take a look if you feel like it.

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EDIT 2: HAPPY MIDSUMMER EVERYONE!

Midsummer Bonfire by Isriana


  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Listening to: Malukah: Beauty of Dawn
  • Watching: Castle season 5
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: Coffee

Computer issues

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 2:15 AM
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Just a quick notification to whom it may concern: earlier this week my computer finally decided to drop dead. What this means is that I have no access to Photoshop or most of my files until the new computer arrives - which according to the company who delivers it should take about 4-10 days. I can still use internet thanks to my old laptop and my mobile phone, but that's about all I can do for now. Sorry for the further delay in things - I'm hoping to get everything in order as soon as possible.

EDIT: Day 8 since my computer broke. I still haven't heard from the delivery company. Also, now my old laptop refuses to start, too. Surprise, surprise - it's because of another broken display driver. Is this what it feels like when one is slowly spiralling into the madness?

EDIT2: Day 10 since my computer broke. I need my Photoshop. And my files. And my video games. And my tv shows. But most of all... I. NEED. MY. PHOTOSHOP. I need it yesterday.

EDIT3: YES. I have it! And it's working! Time to do some art again.

  • Mood: Worried
  • Reading: Gelder: Popular fiction
  • Watching: Nothing because no computer
  • Playing: Nothing because still no computer
  • Drinking: Coffee

It's Alive!

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 11:28 PM
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First of all, yeah, I'm still breathing. ^^; Sorry I dropped off the face of the Earth so unexpectedly. I've been swamped with university work and some real life stuff (the family is doing fine now - thanks for all the well wishes!), and thus I've had very little energy left for being productive in any other area of life.
I'm afraid I'll still be very busy during this spring, but now that my unscheduled hiatus is over I'm hoping to start getting things done again. My first priority are the commissions which have been waiting in line longer than I intended (thank you for your patience and sorry for the delay), and hopefully I get to finish some of my other unfinished artwork somewhere in between. One of these days I need to steal some time to go through my message box and take a look at all the comments that have been piling up while I was gone.
So, not much else is going on in my life at the moment other than struggling with annoying assignments and trying to get my thesis finished in time. Right now I have yet another deadline approaching so I better get back to work - got to love Mondays... :P Anyway, have a good week, everyone!

Hugs,
Isriana
:hug: :rose:


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Reading: George R. R. Martin: A Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Dexter season 2
  • Drinking: Coffee

Life And Updates

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Well, that was a fun weekend. On Friday my brother nearly got himself hospitalized when he lost the control of my dad's car on an icy motorway. The car was trashed but luckily my brother survived the situation without other injuries than being shaken up. Then yesterday we had to call an ambulance to pick up my grandpa because his blood pressure was so low that he couldn't even sit up without help. As if that wasn't bad enough all this happened a day before he was supposed to leave for a long vacation with my grandma to celebrate her 70th birthday. So the long planned trip to Cuba was cancelled (EDIT: We just heard my grandparents can't get any refund either. So essentially they lost three months pension worth money, and soon there will be medical bills to add to the situation. Lovely.), grandpa's still in the hospital and we don't know what's wrong with him yet. All that and the fact that I'm running late with both my thesis and my work suggest that this is going to be one hell of a week... :|
That said, especially during past month lots of people have asked when my commissions will open again. If my family/work/thesis situations get solved as I hope, the answer is later this week. If not, it will be sometime later (still during February, I hope). So those of you hoping to commission me, keep an eye out for updates in this journal: isriana.deviantart.com/journal… I'm looking to open about 4 slots at the moment, and another 4-6 slots around March-April.
Oh, and everyone still waiting for answers in the comment challenge journal, I'll get back to you. It might be summer until I've answered you all, but I'm not going to give up... :XD: Anyway, I hope the rest of you have a good week. Take care you all!

Hugs,
Isriana
:hug: :rose:


  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Delain: We Are The Others
  • Reading: George R. R. Martin: A Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Criminal Minds season 7

Comment Challenge

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 8:43 AM
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I joined this game by commenting on my friend :iconshoughad:'s (and much earlier :iconhelena-lou:'s) journal, and after some hesitating I decided to try this too...  Let's see if I'm actually able to answer to everyone.
(EDIT: Yup, one hour later and I'm screwed already. Oh my god. :XD:
EDIT 2: Guys, seriously, guys... Ok, just give me time. I won't give up! :shakefist:)

So, if you leave a comment, I'll try to do the following:


1.   Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your page for 10 seconds.

2.   Tell you a color you remind me of.

3.   Tell you what element I believe you belong to (water, fire, air, etc.).

4.   Tell you what OC(s) of yours is/are my favorite(s).

5.   Ask you a question, and you must answer.

6.   Tell you something I like about you.

7.   Give you a nickname.

8.   Tell you what am I doing right now.

9.   Tell you what food/flavor/smell you remind me of.

10.   Dare you to do one of these in your journal too, if you haven't already.

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Kamelot: Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)
  • Reading: George R. R. Martin: A Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: NCIS season 10
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: Tea

Kiriban Caught + Facts About Me Meme

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Hi everyone! I hope your new year has started off well. :D
I've noticed that my pageviews have quite recently crept over 90,000 (which is still kind of hard for me to believe - that's really is a lot :faint:). I have never held a kiriban before but upcoming 100,000 is such a huge number that I thought that I'd make an exception. So, if you look at my page one day and notice that you happen to be the 100,000th visitor, take a screenshot of it and send it to me via note - I'll think of something to reward you with. :la:
I think that's all for now. I'm busy writing my thesis again, and I'm also hoping to finish some comics after a while. Take care everyone and have a great week!

:new: EDIT: So the kiriban was caught by :iconansalagon: Congrats!

100.000 by Ansalagon

Oh my, over 100,000 pageviews.  :eyepopping:
Thank you so much everyone for visiting, watching, commenting and :+fav:ing!  I really appreciate your support. :tighthug: :heart:

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:star:The 'Facts About Me' Meme!:star:


:bulletblue:General info:bulletblue:

-Name/username: Linda/Isriana
-Birthday: 15th of December
-Current age: 24
-Nationality: Finnish
-Current residence: Southern Finland, in the woods
-Person I got this meme from: I nicked it from CharlesVane

:bulletblue:Favourite things:bulletblue:

-Favourite sea creature: Mermaid. And don't tell me they're not out there, people have been able to investigate like 1% of this planet's oceans – who knows what we'll find in the end...
-Favourite type of vehicle: Tardis
-Favourite time of day: Evening
-Favourite article of clothing: Anything loose and comfy... preferably pyjamas. ;P
-Favourite period of history: Middle Ages/Renaissance
-Favourite word: I don't think I have just one favorite

:bulletblue:Wishlist:bulletblue:

-A country I'd like to visit: New Zealand
-A talent I don't have but would like to have: Remembering faces/names/other details about my surroundings I generally tend to miss
-A subject I wish I could take in school: Creative writing
-A fictional thing I wish was real: Only one? *cries* Well, maybe in that case I'll go for Hogwarts. It doesn't even matter if I were to be a muggle – knowing that magic even exists would be awesome enough...
-Something I want to do before I die: Create something that gets widely recognized – it would be nice to leave at least something behind
-Something I wish had happened in a movie or book: Usually that someone hadn't died – I could write you a ten pages long list of books and movies where I'd like to apply that :/

:bulletblue:If I were...:bulletblue:

-If I were an animal, I would be a: red fox or a cat
-If I were given the opportunity to go into space, I would: Try to locate New Earth. Or Citadel. Or Kashyyyk. Or maybe just a certain blue box...
-If I were to develop a superpower, my superpower would be: Ability to manipulate time (ah, all those things I would get done... or not. Nevertheless, I'd have more time to draw and play games while not failing my classes ;P)
-If I were able to use a time machine, I would: Go visit all historical places I've always wanted to see
-If I were an actor, my favourite role would be: I would love to play the role of Gray Warden in the movie version of Dragon Age: Origins
-If I were able to meet my idol, living or dead, it would be: Just brilliant. I might be too dumbfounded to actually say or do anything but it would be brilliant nevertheless.

:bulletblue:Music:bulletblue:

-A song that makes me happy: It varies from time to time but at the moment I might say Doctor Who theme song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CYDge… It just makes me grin like a  fool every time I hear it. :D
-A song that makes me sad: Tehosekoitin – Hetken tie on kevyt: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qq59q…
-A song I can't stop listening to: Right now that would be the whole The Hobbit soundtrack: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuBWqd… So much looove. :heart:
-A song I can't stand: Pick pretty much any of Finnish evergreen hits and I can guarantee I'll hate it
-A song I like to sing: So many of them... But I'll choose Sonata Arctica – The Last Amazing Grays for now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzU65a…
-A song I wish I'd written: Nightwish – Beauty of the Beast: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHtuSo…

:bulletblue:Least favourite things:bulletblue:

-Least favourite food: Liver casserole
-Least favourite chore to do: Anything to do with cleaning
-Least interesting outing: No opinion
-Least favourite hairstyle: I'm not particularly fond of mullets or rat tails
-Least favourite subject at school: Maths/Chemistry/Physics
-Least favourite season: Winter

:bulletblue:Love it/Hate it:bulletblue:

-Internet drama: Hate it
-Reality TV: Urgh, hate it
-Going to social gatherings/parties: Could be either one, depends on the event. A party with friends: love it. A party with strangers: hate it.
-Canned laughter/laughter tracks on comedy shows: I don't care enough to hate it or love it – generally I just find them mildly annoying
-Coffee: Love it
-Gift wrapping things: Love it

:bulletblue:And finally:bulletblue:

-Do you like to daydream?: That's pretty much all I do so yeah... :XD:
-Where would you like to be in a year's time?: In Middle-Earth/Tamriel/Faerűn/Tardis but since that's unlikely to happen I guess right here next to my computer will have to do.
-Are you afraid of the dark?: If the environment is familiar, no. Anywhere else, hell yes.
-Do you like looking at the sky, night or day?: Yes, both
-Did you enjoy the last movie you watched?: Oh yes. Yes I did. That would have been The Hobbit which is probably the best movie I've seen in couple years or so... :excited:
-If you met a version of you from another dimension, let's say a fantastical, crazy dimension, what do you think your other self would be like?: Could be a nord Dovahkiin or a druidess Kalach-Cha. Or more likely some hermit artist living in the backwoods.

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: SW:TOR soundtrack
  • Reading: George R. R. Martin: A Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Doctor Who season 4
  • Playing: SW:TOR
  • Drinking: Tea
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Very merry Christmas to all of you! :hug: :holly: I hope you'll have wonderful holidays!

Christmas Eve by Isriana Merry Christmas by Isriana

:snowflake: Lottery :snowflake:

EDIT: Wow, 89 participants! Thank you so much for your interest, all of you - this ended up being quite an exciting lottery. Anyway, 24 hours has passed and the results are in! Lucky numbers are 22, 16 and 79 so here are the three winners:

:icontwsfreedom2306: :icontarisha: :iconeasilyswayed:

Congrats to the lucky three and thanks for playing! :tighthug:

In the spirit of holidays I thought I'd organize a little lottery. Instructions should be simple enough: post a comment to this journal telling that you'd like to participate the lottery, and I'll give you a number. You'll have 24 hours (counting from the moment this journal was posted) to participate, and after that I'll use a random number generator to pick three winners. The winners will get a one-panel comic styled drawing made by me. The drawing will be of the character of your choice: one of your OCs or fan art, however you like it. Two characters per drawing are a maximum at this time.
Here are some examples of the type of artwork I'm willing to make for the winners:

Bron, Skaila and Laraniel by Isriana
The Hobbit by Isriana No Love For Dovahkiin by Isriana

Good luck! :santa: I'll announce the winners tomorrow after 24 hours has passed, and send you a note about the further details.

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Christmas carols
  • Watching: Doctor Who season 3
  • Eating: Porridge
  • Drinking: Coffee

Happy Birthday To Me

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 5:23 AM
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24 years on this planet today! New level gained! :iconlawooplz:

Level Up

Thank you so much for all happy birthday wishes and kind words everyone! :tighthug: :happycry: I feel overwhelmed.
And look! I got some lovely gifts!

Sneak-Thief by DSiwek Izalie by Tarisha Bron by TheWildGrape
Day and Night - for Isriana by Fomalhaut48 Maybe in his Dreams by shoughad
The Sleep of Reason Produces Stupidity by Kwenos Happy Birthday Isriana by MsKillerwolf

Thank you for taking time to draw these pretties for me! They absolutely made my day. :heart:
Also, many many thanks to :iconqdla: for giving me 3 months premium membership! Such a lovely surprise. :love:

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Howard Shore: Misty Mountains
  • Watching: Doctor Who season 2
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Coffee

December 6th

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 1:27 AM
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Happy Independence Day, Finland! 95 years and counting!

Independence Day by Isriana

Since it's anniversary and all, I felt like featuring some of my favorite artwork made by Finnish artists here in DeviantART. Take a look and enjoy! :la:

Wizard's Cabin by artofjokinen
Shaman by ArtByS-P The Eldergleam Sanctuary by TheMinttu The Darker Side Of Me by CanisAlbus
I shout for Skyrim by Dragonsoul2 The Flaming Eagle by Calmari
New beginnings by Udds The Arkenstone by ullakko Shadow Cities: Animator by echostain
Enjoying the Morning by arisuonpaa Organic by MiroJohannes
werewolf loooov~ReikaxVilkas by mappeli TESV: Dovahkiin and Vilkas by CharlesVaneTyrion by Minelo
Sky by Madwort Gate of Oblivion by psiipilehto
Beauty And The Beast by Nemca -the Wanderers- by Zhoid Sovereign by Kopuli
Falling Stars by kurootus Revontulet by Bombuska

:iconfeelingfreeplz:

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Turisas: The Land of Hope and Glory
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Coffee
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Dear Santa,

Since I'm taking part in Drop-of-dreams Secret Santa Event please give me some nice picture (or literature) of my dearest Imperial thief, Bron Martes. As instructed by the group, here are some info and references to that mystery person who will get my name in the lottery. ;)

So, without further ado, meet Bron (and remember not to turn your back on him - he'll rob you blind):

Spring Break + 10 Unnecessary Things About Bron:bulletgreen:In My Life:bulletgreen:
Yay, my spring break just started! I'll still have to work and write few essays, but nevertheless it's nice that I don't have to drag myself to the university for a week. And I'm going to the Nightwish concert next Saturday! I've had those tickets waiting since November and finally I'm going to hear some Imaginaerum live. :la:
Other than that I've been more and less sick for past couple of weeks – hence the lask of comics and comments. Contest entries are pretty much the only thing I have bothered to put my energy into lately, and I've spent rest of my free time just sneezing, coughing and watching Criminal Minds. I still don't feel quite as healthy as I'd like to, but hopefully that's going to change soon.
Anyway, I'm going to finally include the meme :iconLweeling: tagged me to do a while back – so those of you who don't take interest in lives of my video game OCs can stop reading after this paragraph. :D Cheers to e


Bron For High King by Isriana Nightingale Hall by Isriana
Skyrim Meme: Bron by Isriana Break by Isriana Bromance by Isriana
Bron Reference Sheet by Isriana Trinity Restored by Isriana

Anything else you might need take a look at "Bron" section in my gallery: isriana.deviantart.com/gallery…
Hope that helps - can't wait to see what I get for Christmas! :iconlawooplz:

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Ensiferum: In My Sword I Trust
  • Reading: a book about fantasy literature
  • Watching: NCIS Los Angeles season 3
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: Tea

My Characters By Other Artists

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 1:40 AM
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Just a little tribute to all those great people who have drawn or written about my characters for me.  I love each and every one of them - whether it has been a gift, a commission or an art trade. Thank you! :tighthug: :heart:

EDIT: There have been so many new additions to "My Characters" folder lately that I felt it was appropriate to finally update this entry. Take a look and show those artists some love!


Bullet; BlueVarrilBullet; Blue

Commission: Varril by ThePurpleSorcerer

Bullet; BlueBronBullet; Blue

 Bron's Getaway by SlayerSyrena Hide And Seek by Trollberserker
Bron by TheWildGrape Sneak-Thief by DSiwek Commission - Bron by CharlesVane Bron by LadyNoise
Contest Prize for Isriana by Viokcha Skyrim: Bron Martes and Vex by Shungie Secret Santa - Isriana by Fomalhaut48 The Manly Adventures of Dmitri Azo - #1 by Shungie
 Bron by the Fire by StyxLady COMM-  Bron Martes by cherrysplice The Thief in the Night by Punchcat Skyrim: Men in Tights by Shungie
Skyrim: Bron by Galagraphia Bron's perfect gift"I am an apprentice wizard, not a pack mule!!!" said Marcurio, angry, as his leader carelessly dropped just another embalming tool and two linen wraps in his bag – pretty much all that could be found in that desolated crypt, but why the hell did they need to take them all?!
Bron had heard it so many times that, practically immune to the sentence, he walked out with a satisfied smile and stretched in the sunlight, of course not even waiting for his follower to drag his sack full of garbage – pardon me, precious loot – out before mounting his horse, ready to head back to Riften.
"Why are we… nngh… taking all this… wait for me!" Marcurio was even more angry knowing that gems and gold were not too heavy for Bron, as he always stored them jealously on his own person.
Bron kept on riding, but not taking the straight route; he had accumulated an impressive amount of garb- loot, yet he still wasn't sure any of it would be of use in his next, very personal quest. Maybe raiding som

DovahKINGS by Shungie

Bullet; BlueSkailaBullet; Blue

Art Trade: The One to Free Our Land by hunkaalzoor Skalia of Skyrim by Dragonavicious Gift: Skaila by KupiecKorzenny
Skaila Skaran (Commission No.0003) by MajdAddin--Alhasi Comm: Isriana by Helena-Lou   Birthday: Isriana's Skaila by 4TheOneWithoutAName
Competition Prize - Skaila Skaran by AuriV1 Children of Talos by MullinstheGreat

Bullet; BlueLaranielBullet; Blue

Laraniel by Agregor  portrait commission laraniel by hunkaalzoor:C: Laraniel Bust by Forunth
 Commission::Isriana by Hyascinthe Skyrim Prize 2nd Place by AtlasArtifex
Doctor Kitty by Fomalhaut48Laraniel by Delew

Bullet; BlueLucibelBullet; Blue

AT - Lucibel by TheWildGrape Lucibel - Shoughad Style by shoughad Day and Night - for Isriana by Fomalhaut48

Bullet; BlueIzalieBullet; Blue

Druid and paladin - art trade by Isbjorg Casavir and Izalie 2 by Mr-Dvar
Fields of Love by Aeltari Contest Price - Isriana by Amaethil Izalie - Shoughad Style by shoughad
Casavir And Izalie by Mr-Dvar PRIZE - Casavir and Izalie by AmyTheSpiritSeeker
Izalie by Tarisha Maybe in his Dreams by shoughad Day and Night - for Isriana by Fomalhaut48
banana dance Izalie by vick330

Bullet; BlueSeel'avenBullet; Blue

Seel'Aven by Raenyras

Bullet; BlueAvaleahBullet; Blue

An Affinity For MendingClosing her eyes, Avaleah took a deep breath. She pictured the scratch on her hand, imagined it closing, the skin knitting together. She felt the Force around her, warm and comforting....and then....
Her concentration burst like a soap bubble. Opening her eyes, Avaleah let out a frustrated sigh."Sithspit!" she muttered, rubbing her throbbing temples.
"Something troubles you young one?"
Aveleah sprang from her sitting position, or tried to. Unfortunately, her foot had fallen asleep, and so she sprawled ungracefully at her masters feet instead of coming to attention.
Eletha Tam looked down at her, an eyebrow raised. "A jedi moves with patience, not haste" the woman said, not unkindly. Coming down to one knee, she reached out a hand to her pupil. Avaleah took it, blushing.
"I'm sorry master, I should have known better then to move so rashly." she said, awkwardly standing.
Her master shrugged. "I wasn't speaking of your attempt to rise just now, but of your healing work. It comes slowly, a


Bullet; BlueCharacter GroupsBullet; Blue

The Sleep of Reason Produces Stupidity by Kwenos Christmas 2013 by KupiecKorzenny
2014 yoooo [Skyrim: Durarara - Trust Me] by Shungie

THANK YOU

:iconthewildgrape: :iconslayersyrena: :iconisbjorg: :iconagregor: :icondragonavicious: :iconmr-dvar: :icondsiwek: :iconshoughad: :iconhunkaalzoor: :iconmajdaddin--alhasi: :icontarisha: :iconhelena-lou: :iconhyascinthe: :iconamythespiritseeker: :iconaeltari: :iconfomalhaut48: :iconshungie: :iconamaethil: :iconvick330: :iconmullinsthegreat: :iconkwenos: :iconthepurplesorcerer: :iconviokcha: :iconstyxlady: :iconforunth: :iconpunchcat: :icondelew: :iconcharlesvane: :icongalagraphia: :iconcherrysplice: :iconatlasartifex: :iconraenyras: :iconauriv1: :icontrollberserker: :iconladynoise: :iconay-u: :iconkupieckorzenny: :icon4theonewithoutaname: :iconpistachioinfernal:

:iconiluplz:

!! If I missed anyone, please let me know !!


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: Coffee

Everything On Hold

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 7:09 AM
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Ok, so my computer is apparently dying on me. I've been getting blue screens of death all week, and I've filled my external hard drives with hundreds giga bytes worth backup copies - just in case this thing decides to kick the bucket for good. My dad thought that there might be something wrong with the motherboard and suggested that I'd boot the whole thing, but aaaagh I_so_don't_want_to... :dead: All that stuff I've done during past four years is on my PC - and while I am able to make copies of my artwork, music, savegames and text files I will lose every installed program, every game, every frigging mod I've downloaded and lots of other stuff like that. Last time when my laptop's graphic card fried and I had to initialize the whole thing it took me months to get everything in order again.
Anyway, the actual news is that while I can still use my PC to write, browse websites and apparently even lauch some games without too many complications, the one program that doesn't want to play along is my Photoshop. I've tried to work on commissions but it's not quite that easy when after five minutes everything just freezes and the whole system shuts down. So, until I've solved this issue, everything will be on hold - just please bear with me and be patient, I'm working on finding a solution as fast as I can. :surrender:

Hugs,
Isriana :blackrose:


  • Mood: Disbelief
  • Listening to: Nightwish: Beauty of the Beast
  • Reading: George R. R. Martin: A Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Doctor Who season 4
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: Coffee