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A Very Long Tag

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 2:28 AM

I snatched this from :iconrosyan: since it looked like fun :D

1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
Isriana was actually a character in one of my original fantasy stories I used to write long time ago. An auburn-haired warrior/priestess, in fact. Seven years ago (good god, I can’t believe it has been for so long) I was looking for a username for a new DeviantART account and tried a few different alternatives, all of which turned out to be already taken. So I started going through fantasy character names I had created, and Isriana was my favorite out of the options available, so I went for it. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but for some reason it stuck - now I couldn’t even think of changing it.

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
Neverwinter Nights 2. :D Is till love the game, but nowadays The Elder Scrolls stuff has taken over my gallery.

3. How many watchers do you have now?
5,569. Holy shit ?? :o

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
:iconsandara: :iconalicexz: :icondianae:

5. Or lack thereof, move along…
More dA favorites!

:icontheminttu: :iconsmilika: :iconslayersyrena: :iconkokomiko: :icondancinfox: :iconvalasedai:

6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
Sometimes. Lately I haven't had much time, though.

7. What is your most popular submission?
My one and only DailyDeviation:

Land Of Winter by Isriana

8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
Firefly, Doctor Who, The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Merlin, Teen Wolf, Sleepy Hollow, Criminal Minds, NCIS, House… Yeah, I know, I like way too many tv shows.

9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
Bodies from different angles such as in action scenes. Nnnngh.

10. Summer or winter?

11. Rain or Sun?

12. What's your favourite type of music?
Symphonic/power/progressive/folk metal. Plus movie and video game soundtracks.

13. PC or Mac

14. Anime or Manga?
I haven't watched/read either. Can't tell.

15. Coke or Pepsi?
I don't like either.

16. Read or TV?
Both. Both is good.

17. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
Not sure, as it really varies depending on the day. Sometimes I take just a quick peek, sometimes I sit here hours answering comments.

18. Name a talent.
Drawing stuff? Idk

19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
I like both.

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?(not mangas)
I'm gonna cheat and go for favorite book series... A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, The Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb, and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.

22. Wii or PlayStation?

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Kamelot.

24. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?
Slow, probably.

25. Do you like Denny's?
I'm fairly sure we don't even have that in this corner of the world.

26. What is your favorite smiley?

27. What is your favorite type of pie?
Rhubarb pie.

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
Yeah, few times.

29. Do you go on dA a lot?
Yeah, I guess. I tend to take multiple quick looks per day.

30. Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Tumblr. Facebook. Twitter. Full list can be found in my ”Deviant ID” information.

31. Do you cosplay?
I have few times.

32. Fruits or sweets?

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
Buttered and salted.

34. Have you skipped school?
During elementary/high school. No. During university, though... Yeah, couple of times when I've felt too lazy to get my ass to the classroom.

35. Have you been on a plane?

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
That, too.

37. Have you been ice skating?
I have.

38. Favorite vacation spot?
Summer cottage by the lake.

39. Ever been on TV?
I actually have. :D Me and my friend were interviewed in a youngsters' sports show about doing taekwondo. We got to go to a real studio and all.

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
Not a fan of salads, tbh.

41. What do you do to relax?
Play video games, draw about video games, talk about video games, listen to video game soundtracks... Plus watching tv/movies, reading books and just cuddling wih my cat.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

43. Favorite Sandwich?
Something with pepperoni/salami/bacon

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
New Zealand! I've wanted to visit there for years.

45. Favorite time of the day?
Evenings, I guess.

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
Artist. Then I learned how much rent and food costs.

 47. What do you want to be now?
Meh. Wish I knew.

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?

49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
First thing that comes to mind is Dr. Hannibal Lecter from NBC's Hannibal... for obvious reasons.

50. When is your birthday?
Actually tomorrow, lol.

51. Favourite type of ice cream?
Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream.

52. Last book you read?
Hotel Tulagi by Heikki Hietala

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Probably some merchandise shop (EMP, Bethesda, Bioware). That stuff is expensive and I want it all.

54. Do you buy / sell / both on eBay.

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
When are you going to graduate/get a job/buy a house/get married/have kids??? Makes me want to tell them that I intend to become a crazy cat lady who lives in a trailer behind their parents' house. Yeesh.

56. Favourite all time movie?
The Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring.

57. What was your favourite show when you were a kid?
Moomins, Around the World with Willy Fog, Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, The Adventures of Blinky Bill, Spider-Man, Biker Mice from Mars...

58. What are you listening to right now?
Erutan – The Dragonborn Comes

59. What is the last thing you ate?
A pastry with some coffee.

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Light green

61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
I... Not sure, exactly. Maybe general body language as in whether they are comfortable around me or not.

62. Favorite sport to play?
Used to be taekwondo. Now the closest thing is probably long distance running in video games. It happens. :shrug:

63. Favorite Day of the Year?
Don't know if I have an exact favorite, but I always enjoy the summer solstice. So maybe June 21st.

64. Hugs or Kisses? 

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?

66. Favorite Board Game?
Alfapet (the Finnish version of Scrabble)

67. Favorite smells?
Birch leaves after the rain, cut grass, lily of the valley

68. What inspires you?

69. Do you have any piercings?
Pierced ears, nothing exciting

70. How many siblings do you have? 
Seven little brothers and one little sister. Not all of us have same parents, though.

71. Bacon Bits or Croutons?

72. Favorite Day of the Week?

73. Favorite phrase?

74. Favorite Restaurant?
Ravintola Töölönranta. So expensive we only go there on special occasions, but good heavens the food is delicious.

75. Favorite animal?
Cats and foxes

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Going for long lonely walks while listening to music and dreaming about stuff.

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Sit inside. Play video games or watch Netflix.

78. Favorite Disney character?
Ah, but there are so many. Merida, Fa Mulan, Esmeralda, Megara, Sergeant Calhoun, Lilo Pelekai & Stitch, Jim Hawkins, Milo Thatch, Flynn Rider...

79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
Coffee is a vital condition. The common coffee with milk works fine for me, but if I get to visit a coffee shop there's an assortment of mochas, lattes, and cappucchinos I always enjoy. I love the flavor syrups, too – hazelnut especially.

80. Tag 6 people.
Nah. It's a long thing to fill, but if you feel like doing it, consider yourselves tagged!

  • Listening to: Erutan: Rains of Castamere
  • Watching: Grimm season 2
  • Playing: The Elder Scrolls Online

ESO Live Show

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 3:20 PM
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Hey everyone!

It's been an exciting day. I got an opportunity to participate in a little Q&A in the latest ESO Live episode. My part starts at 34:29, so if you're interested feel free to go and take a look. :D Check out the other great fan creations starting from 29:16, too! Lots of pretties there.

ESO Live by Isriana

Many thanks to the ZOS team! I'm so very glad to have been part of this show.


  • Listening to: Jeremy Soule: For Blood, For Glory, For Honor
  • Watching: Grimm season 1
  • Playing: The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Drinking: Soda

Shuffle Meme

Wed Sep 17, 2014, 12:21 AM
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I grabbed this from CSphire since it looked like fun

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to.

Hit shuffle on your iPod/Phone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. (Or heck pick out ten that are your fav!) 

Then pass this onto however many people you want.

1. Turisas: The March of Varangian Guard

2. Blackmore's Night: The Moon is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea) 

3. Sonata Arctica: Ain't Your Fairytale 

4. Jeremy Soule: Dusk at the Market 

5. Nightwish: Song of Myself 

6. Orden Ogan: All These Dark Years 

7. Amberian Dawn: Kokko – Eagle of Fire 

8. Malukah: The Dragonborn Comes 

9. Lennie Moore, Mark Griskey & Wilbert Roget: Peace, The Jedi Consular 

10. Thunderstone: The Riddle

  • Listening to: Eluveitie: Inis Mona
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series)
  • Playing: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Drinking: Coffee

About Summer

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 12:42 AM
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Hey, everyone!

I hope you've been doing well. As you may have noticed, I haven’t been as active this summer as I usually have. The reason for that is simple, really – I got a day job and won’t be having any vacation. During weekdays I’ll have about 3-4 hours spare time to use for art, games, socializing and whatnot. So basically this means less paintings, comics and internet than usual. Also, since the work takes so much of my time and energy I’m in no position to take any commissions in foreseeable future. Apologies to those of you who have approached me via notes and asked about commissions – chances are that I won't have time for extra work until September/October at the earliest.

So, that’s what my summer is going to be about this year. It would have been nice to have a little vacation before the next semester begins, but to be honest I can’t really complain. In this economy when you’re offered a job position you jump at the opportunity and say ’thank you’. :P Other than work I’ll be playing The Elder Scrolls Online and drawing whenever I have the time. I have lots of WIPs waiting to be finished – hopefully I can post something new for you during the weekend.
Take care everyone! And those of you who have summer holidays: relax and have fun.

Isriana :heart:


  • Listening to: Kuningasidea: Pohjolan tuulet
  • Watching: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • Playing: The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Drinking: Coffee

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!

Isriana :heart:


  • 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!

Isriana :heart:

  • 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:


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:


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:

  • 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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*bursts into rainbows*


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.


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


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!

Isriana :hug:

  • 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!

Isriana :tighthug:


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

  • 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.


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?



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


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?

  • 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

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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

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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


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:

  • 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!



 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:… Go take a look if you feel like it.



Midsummer Bonfire by Isriana

  • 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.

  • 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!

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  • 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:… 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!

:hug: :rose:

  • 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.

  • 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:


: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 saltygambler

: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


-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.


-A song that makes me happy: It varies from time to time but at the moment I might say Doctor Who theme song:… 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:…
-A song I can't stop listening to: Right now that would be the whole The Hobbit soundtrack:… 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:…
-A song I wish I'd written: Nightwish – Beauty of the Beast:…

: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.

  • 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 Skyrim: 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.

  • 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!

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:

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