TTara

Female
from San Francisco, CA

  • Activity

    • 4 years ago

      TTara
    • E3 thoughts.. and I'm still alive!

      4 years ago

      TTara

      My life has been pretty hectic these past few months (hence my lack of activity), what with school kicking my butt left and right and a few personal matters. I've noticed people in this community are fairly open and friendly to one another, so I'd like to try my hand at this because I really need to vent.

      Six months ago my brother began chemotherapy for treating a desmoid tumor that was creeping up his neck that could have caused severe nerve damage if left unchecked. My family had learned of this back in November, and after a lot of trips to and from the good folks and amazing doctors at MD Anderson over in Houston, we made a plan that would allow my brother to undergo chemo while he was at USC so that he could graduate on time. It seemed simple enough to me - I always viewed my brother as a tough guy and that he'd be able to handle it just fine. He's a big dude with an equally big heart, around 190 pounds, and quite bulky thanks to his years in water polo. It's a bit of an understatement to call me naive at this point.. Anyways, my parents planned to stay with my aunt and uncle in LA as well, so that they could keep an eye on him and make sure everything went smoothly. This was a bit alarming to me because it meant I wouldn't be able to visit my own home town until his treatment was done. Six months away from home was something I'd never done before (I am unfortunately the baby of the house..). I'm not that innocent though!

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      I understand I sound extremely childish right about now, but, hey, it's how I was raised. I'm extremely close to my family, and the idea of not seeing them for months on end and not getting a break in scenery from the typical ol' college environment intimidated me. So, I got used to it. These past six months I've studied, worked, visited my family, witnessed my role model go through a lot, and learned a lot about myself, my friends, and my family. My brother's treatment ended three days ago and he's on his way to a full recovery once we return to Houston for one last check up. Needless to say, life is amazing and things really are starting to look up.

      Now on to E3..
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      These were my reactions to the console announcements at E3. Don't get me wrong, I think all consoles have their areas of awesomeness, but Microsoft really seemed to have dropped the ball when it came to their presentation. The crowd did not seem pleased. Not only that, but Sony definitely did their best to bash the Xbox One on what some gamers feel are the downsides to the Xbox One. Also, $400 for a Playstation 4!?
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      Well played, Sony, well played.. Nonetheless, I am happy, excited, and more than pleased with the lineup. What a great expo.

      On the bright side, there are several game presentations that really stuck out to me at the expo -

      Destiny
      Battlefield 4
      Elder Scrolls Online
      Dragon Age Origins 3
      Super Smash Bros 4
      Saints Row 4


      Anyways, if you made it through all of this, I applaud you. Thanks for dropping by :)

    • EMERGENCY

      4 years ago

      TTara

      For those who are in the VANCOUVER AREA, the man below has gone missing. For additional information, CLICK HERE

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      If you know anything of his whereabouts, CLICK HERE

      For information regarding a search party, CLICK HERE

      Please help bring a fellow community member back home safe and sound by submitting any information or reposting through any social media. Thank you.

    • A Small Update

      4 years ago

      TTara

      I feel like I haven't been all that active here lately, so here's an update for anyone who cares smiley0.gif

      I legitimately had an eventful weekend! For those who don't know, my life is pretty boring!

      It was my brother's graduation from USC this past weekend and I ended up taking a train/bus ride to save some money in the hopes of possibly making it to RTX this year. Unfortunately, the train driver had some inferiority complex and would blow the horn every two damn seconds, and bus driver didn't know what the hell he was doing -

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      Fortunately, I arrived in one piece and was picked up at the station by my parents after not having seen them in around 6 months. We hung out, caught up, the usual, and the day after was graduation! Pretty sweet, but the only problem was that the ceremony took a good 3 hours as they had to read 900 names until we could leave.

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      Wait, wrong one..

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      Anyways, it was great, emotional, happy, etc etc, and the rest of the weekend was just a blur, compliments of the endless wine and various drinks that were consumed thereafter. Somewhere along the line I finished some work, finished a Luke McKay drawing, and even got sick.. Seriously, it could've ended better, but I can't complain.

      Also, Red vs Blue Season 11 got announced last night, so I guess things are looking up?

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    • I Need Help..

      4 years ago

      TTara

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      I recently got myself a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet, and have been having a blast with it. Unfortunately, the transition from paper to tablet has been harder than I had anticipated and I am having a rough time with the shading and coloring in particular. Any suggestions? I'd like to finish this so I can move on to drawing @lukemckay smiley0.gif

    • 2017 years ago

      TTara
  • Comments (57)

    • spikep

      4 years ago

      good call on archer with the eco terrorist in the swap

    • AllTimeTessa

      4 years ago

      Ahhh
      I miss my twinn!!
      How are you?
      How's work & life & stuff?
      <33
      Also this... For funsies :3
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      ((Both of us looking at that gif))
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      Post edited 7/29/13 5:32AM

      • AllTimeTessa

        4 years ago

        Aw :L I'm sorry to hear that! I hope you can find some time to yourself soon!

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        I miss you, too, ahhh! I've been swamped at work and have had almost zero time to myself X_X I am lifeless, but your gifs have.. revitalized me :P heh

    • pixelknut

      4 years ago

      I haven't seen you around in a million years! How are things :3

      • pixelknut

        4 years ago

        I know the feels :( I really wanted to be at RTX this year, but I'm planning on going next year! So if you're there I'll see yah :D

        Things are good, work work and life :P Trying to find new work. UGh lol. And now saving for rtx :D

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Ahhhh I know! My life has been taken over by work unfortunately, so I end up being too exhausted to really move once I get home -_- I've been great otherwise! Admittedly jealous and bummed out that I can't be at RTX though :3

        How have things been with you!? :D

    • AllTimeTessa

      4 years ago

      I just realized you have the best Doctor and Tony Stark on your profile.
      Just when I thought you couldn't be more perfect

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Great minds think alike smiley8.gif

        I still feel like there's one more brilliant man missing...

    • laserswords FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold waterbender

      4 years ago

      Jiminy Crepes, you're a freakin remarkable drawer of things!

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Thank you! It means a lot. I'm trying my best!

    • Gunz77LT

      4 years ago

      Could I get you to possibly draw a logo for my youtube channel? If you're not interested, don't worry about it. I've been asking around for anyone artistic enough to make a logo, but I'm not getting much response. Thanks for at least reading this comment!

      • Gunz77LT

        4 years ago

        Something eye-catching and unique. I'm not really picky about it, just something that really stands out.

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Any suggestions as to what you'd like it to look like? :)

      • Gunz77LT

        4 years ago

        I probably should give you a link to my channel!

        www.youtube.com/gunz77lt

      • Gunz77LT

        4 years ago

        If you want, you can just take a look at my channel and do what you think will look good. Anything gaming-related is good.

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Hey! Sure, I could take a crack at it. What did you have in mind?

    • theiviaster

      4 years ago

      Hello there! Looks like you're new to the site :) let me warmly welcome you to the community!
      There's lots of things here for you to see and I do hope you have tons of fun here!! :)

      • theiviaster

        4 years ago

        Haha! YES! internet hi-5!

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Hiya! :) Thanks a bunch. I'm still exploring the site hehe smiley0.gif Way ahead of you on the fun part though, my friend!

    • Laurin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Prod Artist

      4 years ago

      What're you doing in SF?! I lived there for the past several years studying at AAU!

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        I grew up here and live here! AAU!? Jeez, no wonder you're such a great artist, damn O_O You were like 10 minutes away from me while you studied there then! Small world! smiley0.gif

    • SupaWiziK

      4 years ago

      Dude your art is top! If you ever need any help in Photoshop, just ask away! Also if you have skype, it be awesome to chat sometime!

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Thank you! I'll definitely hit you up :) Message me your username and I'll add ya!

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      4 years ago

      Thanks for accepting the friend request! Like seeing your art work and hope to see more in the future!

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Any time! I love meeting new people! Thanks, I'm working on it hehe

    • sneedse

      4 years ago

      Hello there new friend. Nice to meet you. :)

      • sneedse

        4 years ago

        Ah, old school. Love it. lol I'm a water trainer kind of guy so for the longest time it's been Vaporeon but Keldeo is making a push for the top spot right now. lol

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        LOL a lifelong dream :P Definitely Ninetails! Hbu?

      • sneedse

        4 years ago

        Haha It's all good. :) I see you're a Pokemon master. What's your favorite Pokemon?

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        I never replied to this crap D: Hiya! :D Likewise!

    • SimpleNSweet

      4 years ago

      Heyo, diggin' your Iron Man pic and was wondering if you would happen to have any more drawings you'd like to share with the class :D Also David Tennant being on your profile should get you a trophy of sorts

      • SimpleNSweet

        4 years ago

        You should frame them, put double sided tape on the back, go to a museum, find an empty wall, stick it up with a plaque and take a picture saying you got your art in a museum. Then you can post it up here and everyone can see them :D

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        OH. Those are in my art portfolio! I am not sure how I could scan them though because I drew on some pretty big pieces of paper... I'll have to figure that one out :P Also, they're pretty old. Hm..

      • SimpleNSweet

        4 years ago

        Ahh, well I was just curious on the type of pen and paper drawings that you transitioned from you know ;D

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Thank you :) Not at the moment, seeing as that is my first drawing on Photoshop ever, but I will definitely keep on posting my works-in-progress and finished projects! LOL he should be the trophy...

    • pixelknut

      4 years ago

      The gif on your profile pretty much describes me, 100%. If I knew you IRL I'm sure we'd be best friends.

      • pixelknut

        4 years ago

        lol fuuu :P I owned a Mac for the past 3-4 years but I've switched back to PC, so my knowledge kind of varies.

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        That's awesome! Then if I have any computer issues, I know who to come to :P Are you more familiar with Macs or PC's? LOL he does, but your "aboot" kept sticking out for me :P

      • pixelknut

        4 years ago

        Haha yeah audio editing just seems interesting to me. I have a lot of computer experience so i'm picking it up pretty quickly :P Also listen to Jeff's voice, omg he sounds WAY more Canadian than I do :P

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Also, I heard a hint of "aboot" smiley8.gif

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        I want an awesome Canadian like you :) I am currently listening to your podcast and I hear you're trying to get into audio editing! That's awesome!

      • pixelknut

        4 years ago

        Cali doesn't want a useless Canadian like me :( I have no skills to warrant me an american work visa ;-;

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Come here then! :(

      • pixelknut

        4 years ago

        IN CANADA WITHOUT YOU :( ;-;

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        We are two awkward individuals who have the same sense of tattoos, piercings, weather, and by the looks of it, we have the same taste in movies, television shows, games, and lore-loving.. Where have you been all my life?

    • Biggiewhite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hello there fellow community member! :)

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Loving it so far :) I've unfortunately been busy with some artwork I'd like to get to posting, but every time I sign on here, there's always something interesting/entertaining to do :)

      • Biggiewhite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        it's going quite well, how are you liking the community thus far? :)

      • TTara

        4 years ago

        Hello there :) How goes it?

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