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Unexpected Exception :iconprettydragoon:prettydragoon 0 0 Rireinu Numbers :iconprettydragoon:prettydragoon 1 0 Rireinutire Syllabary :iconprettydragoon:prettydragoon 1 2
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First Secretary Radetzky :iconprettydragoon:prettydragoon 0 0
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Remo, not 'just a girl' :iconprettydragoon:prettydragoon 0 0
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Sari's Cool Adventure
Guys! Hey, guys! You'll never believe where I've been!
My comother took the whole family to the Rayañina Hills! We spent four whole days hiking the Kuroneko Taroneme National Park, and let me tell you, it's all true! The trees there, they turn the most awesome colours! It's not like a regular forest, where some trees have weird coloured leaves, but you get like one of each tree anywhere so it just looks like that tree is in flower. No, it's all the trees! They're all red and yellow and even purple! Everywhere! When you climb up a hill and see all the hills and valleys around you in red and yellow, it looks like you're on another planet! With weird alien chemistry!
They told me it's not like that all the time. For half the year the trees look like regular trees, but then they all turn these colours. All of them. Every year, like clockwork. And then the weather turns cold and the trees drop their leaves. All of them. And the next year it gets warmer again and the trees grow new leav
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Timo, a nonconformist
My head is shaved except for a narrow transverse strip from ear to ear and another strip at right angles to it running to my forehead, like the letter "po". My hair is dyed a vivid shade of turquoise. I hate having to be so conformist. I think high school students are old enough that we should be allowed to let our hair grow as it will. After graduation, I'm going to let my hair grow and wear it long. Over my ears. Maybe even all the way down to my shoulders! And I'll never dye my hair!
But so far, I have to settle for small tokens of defiance. Me and my best buddy Riso, we are shaving our armpits. Take that, society! And your conventional ideals of beauty! We're actually saving our armpit hairs for an art project. You know the saying, "it's not worth an armpit hair". Well, we're going to make our portraits out of armpit hairs, drawing with glue and hairs. Biting social commentary, don't you think?
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Make and Misa's wedding
Two wives. That's the number recognised by law. The minimum because obviously you can't marry yourself, now can you? And the maximum because... well, tradition I guess. Also, how would it work with divorce? Like, if you marry Kane and it doesn't work, you get a divorce and that's that. But if you marry Kane and Pera, and then you break up with Pera, but Kane is still perfectly happy with each of you, what then? Who would move out?
Anyway. Weddings. Take mine, for example. Me and Misa fell in love in college and moved together. Soon enough, we figured out we wanted to stay that way. It's not cheap, getting married. But our parents chipped in... well actually they paid for most of it. Here in the big city, everything is so expensive.
First of course we had to pick our miko. The two miko are key to a successful wedding. They don't just hand you your garlands, they help with the planning and watch over things and keep things running when you are otherwise distracted. Sari and
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Riso, machinist
I'm a machinist. And a cramping good one, if I say so myself. I love my job because I get to see concrete results of my work. A big pile of precision parts at the end of my shift. Not an actual pile, of course, not a heap on the floor. That would be silly.
Also, there's always something new. My company makes precision parts for many electronics and instrument companies. You'd recognise the names if I was allowed to tell you. But that means we don't make long production runs. We get to retool every so often to make a different part. That's always fun. We get the blueprint, the geometry of the part our customer needs, and then we write the program to make it. I love taking the blueprint apart and tweaking the code to optimise it for my machining center.
So that's fun, but there's a price to pay. There's swarf, hot sharp flying chips of metal. Most of them get caught by the shields of our machines, but not all. Not nearly all! I once got a burning hot chip right between my shoulderblades.
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Aki, from Kahekoro
Looking for a tour of the coral reef? Step right on board, the Ñirika will sail in just a moment. Our trip will take about a watch and a half [roughly a three-hour tour in Earth units]. My name is Aki. Feel free to ask me anything.
Ahaha! Yes, these are real tattoos. I would surely shame my mothers if I tried to show some kind of fake tattoos.
Yes, it did hurt. Of course it hurt. But I wasn't tattooed all in one go. I got my first tattoos, here, my right arm, right after my erasanu, when I was 14ye. And then every year after that I got more. And I was completed, I got my left arm, the day I turned 21ye. That's how we do it here in Kahekoro.
No, I don't know what the custom is on other islands. Of course I think our tradition is the only sensible way, but whatever they do, I'm sure they have found it works well enough for them.
Yes, you can tell from my tattoos that I'm from Kahekoro. Also, these rows of triangles around my right thigh show I'm from Ravi Bay.
Yes, pre
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Sosi, from Patamivi
I'm a pack train guide. My job is to guide a train of porters over the Meruhometi Pass between Patamivi and Aokasa. There's three of us guides under a train captain on each train.
The trek takes twelve days each way. Of course, if you just wanted to go from the one city to the other, you could take the railway and be there in a few hours. But pack trains laden with trade goods from all over the world used to cross the Meruhometi Pass for thousands of years before anybody ever thought of railways. The Glass Road, they call it in the history books. One of the great overland trade routes. We're very proud of our tradition.
I love my job. I get to be out in the fresh air all day. And the scenery! Especially after you've crested the pass and start coming back downslope. Just lift your eyes from the road and you could look for a week in any direction. Going upslope you have to keep your back to the wider vistas, but then there's always the nature up close right by the road. Not just plants b
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Engineer Kuroyara
One of the hardest things in being an engineer is staying alert all the time. Watching the track, waiting for an emergency that practically never comes. Ready to react in a split second. Knowing that the safety of hundreds of passengers, or thousands of tonnes of freight, lies in your hands. Driving a train is monotonous and stressful. I have a daughter and I love her dearly. She's the sweetest child you could wish for. And yet, I could hardly wait to wean her so I could get back on the road. Does that make me a bad mother?
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Rika, from Yatipaya
I'm a hawker. I sell deep fried crickets from my cart in downtown Yatipaya. It's not a job that will ever make me rich, but it's a living. Not enough that I'd be able to afford babies on my own, but I'll surely find a nice girl yet. I'm still young, I'm a hard worker, and pushing my cart up and down the streets is giving me very nice muscles, if I do say so myself.
I love this job because I get to meet new people all the time. Also, no two days are alike. There's always something different on the street. I get tourists from all over. Even galactics, sometimes. I always tell them that's because the crickets of Yatipaya are the best in three worlds. But seriously, the reason I serve so many tourists is because I park my cart hard by Yatipaya Castle. That's what the tourists want to see. The old things, the history. And I'm right there when they need a quick lunch or snack. I don't think anybody would really travel to another city just for the food. Although my crickets really are very go
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TJ Heikkinen
Finland
Current Residence: Finland, Finland, Finland
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Favourite style of art: Figurative
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One OS to rule them all, one OS to find them,
one OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them;
in the land of Redmond where the shadows lie
Shell of choice: Walnut. You can make good ink with walnut shells.
Skin of choice: Smooth
Personal Quote: I prefer to be called talent-FREE, myself.
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New year, new tricks. Inspired by :iconreinder: Reinder's cunning plan to draw a face a day during January 2016, I too will attempt to do likewise. I've been neglecting my drawing for far too long, it's time for me to face the music. I won't promise a torrent of faces, but 31 drawings of a face should be doable. I'm posting this here so you can mock me mercilessly to my face if I should fail.

I'm not going to post my work every day, but there should be something new several times a week. So, time to sharpen my pens and wash my pencils!

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atomicsnarl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Toucan thanks for the safety fave!
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prettydragoon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
You're welcome!
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IzzatAL Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :) (Smile) 
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prettydragoon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
You're welcome!
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :hug:
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prettydragoon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
You're welcome!
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LittlePigArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding my 3 Tiyen fonts and The Emissary to your collection :D
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prettydragoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
You're welcome!
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
G'day TJ! Ta fer the faves!
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prettydragoon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
You're welcome!
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