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Positive Vibes

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 8:01 PM
Shamelessly swiped from Wildnature03. I wrote out a bunch of positive vibe thoughts a little while ago but have never been brave enough to post any of it. I'm in a sad place right now so maybe posting this stuff helps?

Rules are basic -
Star! This journal is to comment on the person themselves~ (not about art or fiction, etc).
Star! For each comment they receive, they can (or at least try) to say something nice about you (the one who commented).
Star! Remember, positivity~. If you don't know the person well, say something you think about, feel, or get inspired by... really, it can be anything as long as it is POSITIVE Heart.

Let's see how far this can go (here's hoping~, we need to have more positivity in life so help us out~).


Watching Stef grow from her really early days on dA to where she is now has been awesome. She’s always been what I think of as brave. Where I would leave something without a background, she put on in. Her art displays a great variety of poses and you can see the love and thought that goes into each image she puts up. She tries a lot of different, new things and its really cool to watch.

I know she’s been through a lot of rough stuff in the last few years, but somehow it hasn’t taken that amazing sparkle off her personality. I’m glad to have met this sweet lady and am proud to call her friend.


What to say about this tremendous goofball? Her art growth has also been crazy fun to watch, going from traditional to full on digital. I get a lot of enjoyment just watching her sketch in her streams, knowing that there’s no way I could do that. I just don’t have the skill to free hand on a tablet like that. I really admire all the work she’s put into her comic world

She’s really varied in her art: digital, pixel work, and her awesome comic.

She’s a really great person, even though I can be kind of obnoxious with my own art in her streams. (Sorry about that!) I don’t have a lot of people that I regard as friends, but she’s definitely one of them.


Hoo...boy. I’ve admired her since the super early days of the Sailormoon fandom. Sakky’s Senshi Circle was one of my most visited websites. Then I discovered the Tower of Time. Not gonna lie, I fangirled so hard when I found out Sakky was there. We eventually became friends and spent a lot of time talking in AIM and in her streams.

I’ve been following her stock account since its creation and it’s helped me so much.

Sakky is the most positive, loving, and encouraging person I know and I cherish her feindship so much.


Shuu is another person I’ve known for a long time. Her art was always cool to me, but looking at her newer stuff it’s almost like looking at a different artist.

I don’t know Shuu too well outside of the few RPGs we were in together which is a shame. She’s someone I feel like I should get to know better.


I haven’t known him for very long, but he seems really nice. I really enjoy his art from the cute to the really cool. I love how he draws skirts and clothing folds. Just...guh!


I can’t get over how much I love Mako’s art. I only wish I could draw guys half this well. I don’t catch all her streams, but the ones I get to are fantastic.

Like the GrinningCat, I haven’t known Mako for very long, but also seems like an awesome person who I want to get to know better.


I think you're a bright, creative person with a lot of different stories to tell. I don't know you as well as I should but I'm glad I know you at least a little.

  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

Book Give away

Sun Jun 3, 2018, 6:34 PM
With the recent release of 'Children of the Fox' I thought I'd do something fun. I'm going to raffle off a complete set of my 'Children of An'katerr' e-books and a bunch of other fun things.

Book giveaway


Grand Prize Package

Digital copies of all An’katerr novels

All short stories and drabbles 

High resolution book cover art

High resolution map

Comic .pdfs

Character bios

The Myths of An’katerr (previously unreleased)


Runner up

Digital copies of all An’katerr novels

High resolution map

All short stories and drabbles

More prizes could be added later depending on participation


 How to enter:

- watcher? 1 point

- like this journal: 1 point

- quiz answers: 1 point each

- share/promote: 2 points

- gem screen shots: 1 point each

- write a review of any of my books here:… (10 points each)


1. What colour of shirt is Chounen usually seen wearing?

2. What is Sahiren’s weapon?

3. What kind of background does Nalshen come from?

4. Kal Berash is the patron of which country?

5. Nuren is originally from which country?

6. People from Shanshiire are called what?

7. Karath is the capital of what country?

8. What shape are Doval’s Sacred Gems?

9. Who is the Water Sage?

10. What is Shinjaloye’s job?



Image gallery scavenger hunt

There are a number of gems hidden in the description of An’katerr images. Each screenshot of a gem is worth 1 point. The screenshot needs to show both the gem and the title of the image where you found it.
Look for this image in the description:

Sg Button by purenightshade


  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

ACEO exchange (again)

Wed May 30, 2018, 2:48 PM
I really miss sending art to others and getting art mail back from people. I have no idea when the ACEO group I belong to is going to get going again so I think I'll do some trades with friends.
These are 1 to 1 ACEO trades. Multiples are totally ok, but if you request (say) 5 from me I naturally expect the same number in return. I'm not good at multiple characters in one card, so for now these will be single character cards.

I'm ok to draw original characters, fan characters, closed species, and existing characters from shows (ex: Sailormoon). Anthro is ok. Ask before requesting animals as some are more difficult for me than others.

Gore, porn, and mecha are not ok. Light nudity is fine.

ACEO - Naledi by purenightshade ACEO - Purple dragon by purenightshade ACEO - Star Dazzle by purenightshade ACEO - Fluttershy by purenightshade ACEO - Naevalia by purenightshade ACEO - Sailormars by purenightshadeand so many more

Finished trades:
ACEO - Marilasse by purenightshade ACEO - Selene by purenightshade ACEO - Tarren by purenightshade ACEO - Taru by purenightshade ACEO  - Seren by purenightshade

  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

Guidance requested

Thu May 24, 2018, 12:46 PM
I ask this question a lot and feel like I'm shouting into the void. This time for sure?


I'm looking for help to improve my art. I'm starting to stagnate again and I don't like it. My Mermay art all kind of looks the same and it bugs me. Everything from the last few months except for the few commissions I've done all feels bland.

What do you like? What don't you like? What should I work on? Honest and helpful critiques are super welcome.

Recent-ish Faves
Commission - G1 Monoceros by purenightshade Path of the Warrior by purenightshade SS - Cassiopeia by purenightshade ACEO - Ms. Marvel by purenightshade

  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

Ethical quandry

Wed May 23, 2018, 12:58 PM
Back in February, I ordered a Body-chan on eBay. The estimated shipping had it's latest arrival time at May 3rd. Ok, fine, the seller's overseas, so whatever. Stuff never takes that long. Right?


May 3 came and went and it didn't show up. I waited. Finally, yesterday I sent the seller a message to let them know that the item hadn't shown up. The tracker they had listed for the item hadn't updated since Feb either, so  I was kind of at a loss here as to what to do. Two hours after messaging them, it shows up in the mail.


Last night, I get a full refund for the item.


No response to my message, just a full refund.

So here I am with both my item AND the money. And I have no idea what to do about this.


  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

Drabble drabbles

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:54 PM
I've gotten back into writing some quick little drabbles lately, working off a prompt list I've had for years. I'm actually almost done but there are some I just can't figure out which character to use for which prompt. So I'm opening the floor up for suggestions.











Open characters:
Stars of Destiny
Angels of the Night
Other Project characters

  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

Children of the Fox

Wed May 16, 2018, 9:32 AM
Children of the Fox officially launches on Saturday! You can preorder the e-book at Smashwords. Print versions are forthcoming.

  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: DragonAge Inquisition

Women's Day

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 10:40 AM
To celebrate this year, I'm opening art trades for today. Female characters only!

Characters I'm looking for art of:
+WIP+ Ashrinn by purenightshade Inktober 07/16 - Jiyandi by purenightshade Chibi Drianna by purenightshade 66. Ophalia by purenightshade Chibi Mikia by purenightshade Chibi Yakima by purenightshade 69. Autumn by purenightshade The Ryuutenshi Queen by purenightshade +Keverynn+ Winter by purenightshade Chibi Spring by purenightshade Chibi Summer by purenightshade Chibi Quicksilver by purenightshade Chibi Lithayann by purenightshade Chibi Tnethrann by purenightshade Cheers by purenightshade Chibi Batruss by purenightshade

Comment or note if you'd like to trade (and who you'd like me to draw for you).

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Emergency Commissions

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 4:44 PM
So it's gotten to the point that if I pay all of my bills this month there's basically no money for food. This is ludicrously bad. Bad enough that I'm having a panic attack.

If you can't help out, please spread the word.

I'm offering reduced prices on all of my commissionable works until the end of February.

Sketches: $1/100 points (Patreon reward - Tesni)
ACEOs - $5/500 points ACEO - Assassin
Chibis - $3/100 points Chibi blue dragon
Bust - $3/300 points ACEO - Corona Borealis
Full body - $5/500 points +Commission+ Cynara

All art will be drawn on cardstock. Except for sketches, art will be inked and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. Shipping is free with the purchase of multiple items. Otherwise shipping is $1.

Chibis - $3/300 points Chibi Kal Sharash
Portraits - $3/300 points Glamour Shot
Page dolls - 2 for $1/100 points Pagedoll
Bust - $5/500 points Headshot exchange - Kaimana
Full body - $7/700 points Pakkeli
Paintings - $15/1500 points Corgimancer

All art except page dolls will be fully shaded.

Add simple background: $1
Add complex background: $3

Other things I can do
Acrylic paintings Chibi Kloe
Cross stitch New patches
Concept art (character, species, objects)Species concept Keverynn's coins
Scenery View from Aramore Tower
Outfit designs Outfits
Maps Map of An'katerr
Character sheets Bio - Aldiara
Sprites  Ghya Sprites by purenightshade

All plush prices are  50% off the prices listed below
Plush commission info by purenightshade
Shipping of plush items varies depending on their size. On average it runs $10 for a doll.

All commissions are eligible for my points program
Rewards Card by purenightshade

Other ways to help out:
Picking up my books on Smashwords

Finished Commissions:
The Fashionable Corgimancer by purenightshade Commission - Elle by purenightshade Commission - Bernard by purenightshade Commission - G1 Monoceros by purenightshade Commission - Elleram by purenightshade

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Mass Effect Andromeda

Visual novel - Tales of Feralia

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 9:02 AM
I'm super excited to announce that the first demo of 'Tales of Feralia' is now live! It doesn't take long to play through. Right now I have it set up as a browser game on my website:

Tales of Feralia

Minor note: Just to avoid any confusion, once the character gets to the forest, that's all there is. I'm working on getting more content.
My husband played through this last night and pointed out a few minor issues that have since been corrected, but not uploaded. Those corrections will go up with the next bit on content. They're minor, cosmetic changes.

Art from the story:
View from Aramore Tower by purenightshade Erith Woods - entrance by purenightshade

Patrons have had access to pretty much all of the preview art for this project, including character designs, expressions, and scenery. For only $1 a month, you can get access to all those previews as well as what's to come.

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Worlbuilding stuff + resources

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 8:00 AM
Organizational Tools
The Guide

Worldbuilding Generators
Questions to ask
More resources
Name generator
Calendar generator
Chaotic Shiny
Roll for Fantasy
City map Generator
Another city map creator
Kingdom demographics
Kingdom generator
Realm Creator

I'll add more as I find them. Resources are sometimes hard to find (especially good ones).

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

MCS - March

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 2:32 PM

Raffle Winner: professoroak 
Since you're the only entrant, you've won the Special sheet. Note me with who you would like and image references.

March is portrait month! $2/200Points
Sadiyah by purenightshade Keverynn characters 01 by purenightshade Seraphina by purenightshade Locsa by purenightshade

Payment: $/Points

Slots: **unlimited**

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Time to let go

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 5:26 PM
These characters haven't seen the light of day in literally years and serve absolutely no purpose anymore. It's time to let go and see if someone out there wants any of these.

Some characters come with profiles ready made (although feel free to ignore those if you'd prefer to make your own) and some have other art attached to them that you'd get along with the character.

All characters can be bought with money, points, or by trade equivalent to their value.
:bulletblue: Has other images by me
:bulletyellow: Has images by others
:bulletred: Has a bio

Senshi Characters:
:bulletred:Ambisagrus - - $5
Anuenu - - $1
Ariadne - $2
:bulletblue::bulletred:Sailorbaraquiel and Asmodel (come as a set) -… - $7
:bulletred:Barbiel - $5 ($1 if purchasing with Baraquiel and Asmodel)
Caloris - $2
:bulletred:Cernunnos - $3
Earth Senshi - $2
:bulletred:KnightErurus- $5 ($15 if you buy all four)
:bulletred:KnightNotus- $5($15 if you buy all four)
:bulletred:KnightZephyrus- $5($15 if you buy all four)
:bulletred:KnightBoreas- $5($15 if you buy all four)
:bulletred:Sailorgliese - - $5
Hecate - $4
Neptune - (middle girl) - $1
Imhotep - $1
Inana - $5
:bulletred:KnightValgor - $15
Lillith - $1
Mars - - $1
Mercury - - $3
Moon - - $3
Neith - - $1
:bulletyellow:Pluto (in the middle) -
Agartha -… - $1
:bulletred: Atlantis -… - $3
Mu - - $1
Lemuria -… - $1
:bulletred: Kilvar - - $15
:bulletred: Tilarra -… - $15
:bulletred::bulletyellow: Uranus - - $15
Venus - - $2

Winx girls:
Fauna - - $2
:bulletyellow: Zephyr - - $1

Blue haired elf: Fire Alpaca $1
Misc characters: Adoptables $2 each
Creatures: Adoptable creatures 1 $2 each

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Life is Strange

2018 Goals

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 1:36 PM
I've never really done one of these before, but with things settling into a kind of rhythm in my life it's time to do this.

Art goals:

More body shapes
Add more backgrounds to my art
Character interactions (DotT, SoD primarily)
More comic stuff
Work on my paintings
Stream more
Make some prints/stickers/etc
Finish my Reinked art books (get them printed?)
Visual Novel

Writing goals:
Finish Stars of Destiny book 3
Finish Path of the Master
Edit Children of the Fox
Get my book covers made
Submit books to publishers
Book of poetry (?)
Write more short stories
Finish Myths and Tales

Life goals:
More fundraisers for my library
Save money for the trip to Germany
Keep my house cleaner
Work out more
Read at least 1 book per month

Books of 2018
Dragon Age: The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes
This is kind of a cheat because I started reading this one early last year and only just now finished it. I really enjoyed it even though I'm not big on reading about politics. It's full of background for the game Dragon Age: Inquisition which is really great.

Pillage by Obert Skye
I'm only including this on the list because it's something I tried to read and just couldn't. I find first person stories difficult at the best of times but I just couldn't get in to what the characters were doing. 

Same but Different by Holly Robinson Peete
It's one of my many job perks as a librarian that I get to order materials for the library's permanent collection. This book popped up in one of the more recent catalogues and I couldn't resist. It showed up two months ago and I immediately checked it out. It took me an hour to read, roughly. The book itself is narrated by a set of twins. The boy is Autistic while his sister isn't and the short stories inside go back and forth from their points of view. I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed it very much. The boy is more severe on the spectrum than my son, but so much of what he experiences is all too familiar. I recommend this book to anyone who knows someone on the spectrum or is just plain curious as to what life is like in my house.

Mass Effect: Andromeda - Initiation by N.K Jemison and Mac Walters
I tried. I really did. I've had this book out pretty much since it hit the library system and I just can't bring myself to finish it. 9 weeks I've had it out and I just can't. Cora is a barely tolerable character in the game and reading a whole book about her backstory? I was hoping it would help make her more interesting the way the Dragon Age novels did with all theirs, but no. She's still dull. I'm sorry to everyone who really likes her, but I just...can't.

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Cat Quest

diamonds in the Rough

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:07 PM
A little while ago, my husband told me to check the Facebook page for local events because someone in town was organizing an art gallery. It's only a temporary event, running from November 13-25, but it's still an art gallery.
So I got in touch with the organizer and both my daughter and I have some pieces up. It was really hard picking what to put in since a lot of my work is either heavily fandom influenced or based on my stories. In the end, this is what went in:
Forbidden Love by purenightshade Chinese Dragon by purenightshade Inktober 04/16 - Warrior by purenightshade

The first two are prints while the third is the original piece I did for Inktober. All pieces were put in frames and made available for sale if anyone wants them.
There's a reception on Saturday night to meet the artists. I'm supposed to go. I'm kind of freaked out about going.

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: The Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

Closed Species Meme

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:21 PM
Because I'm a follower, I'm bored at work, and procrastinating on writing...

Stolen from StefBani

Do you own a Closed Species?


What Closed Species are you apart of?

:iconbamharr-babes: :iconchufa-chubs: :iconpakkeli-cluster: :iconambrivansociety:

What Closed Species did you wish you had an adopt from?

Probably a Nishee or one of those floofy unicorns I see from time to time

What Closed Species do you wish you had MORE of?

I don't use/draw my current bebes enough so I don't know if I'd add more to the pile

What Closed Species do you want to know more of?


What Closed Species do you wish more people knew about?


Tag People?

I don't tag. Sorry. T_T

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: The Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki


Wed Nov 1, 2017, 3:32 PM
It snuck up on me this year. I was so focused on Inktober that I woke up today and blam! NaNo.

Was I planning to do it? Not really.
Am I doing it? Looks like it.
What am I doing? Finishing up projects.

So. Trying to keep a tally could be interesting to say the least. That's what this journal is for.

Day 1 - 'Children of the Fox' - 3469 words
Day 2 - 'Children of the Fox' - 1839 words
Day 3 - 'Children of the Fox' - 586 words
Day 4 - 'Children of the Fox' - 2394 words
Day 5 - 'Children of the Fox' - 3690 words
Day 6 - 'Children of the Fox' - 3951 words
Day 7 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 234 words
Day 8 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 2015 words
Day 9 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 581 words
Day 10 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 1968 words
Day 11 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 917 words
Day 12 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 1009 words
  - 'Star of Destiny: Heart of the Dragon' - 1594 words
Day 13
 - 'Star of Destiny: Heart of the Dragon' - 1710 words
Day 14 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 1954 words
Day 15 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 493 words
Day 16 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 363 words
Day 17 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 1341 words
Day 18 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 1791 words
Day 19 - 'Star of Destiny Book 3' - 1092 words
Day 20 - 'Children of the Tiger' - 1756 words
Day 21 - 'Children of the Tiger' - 2282 words
Day 22 - 'Children of the Tiger' - 653 words
Day 23 - 'Children of the Tiger' - 1489 words

Total: 39,171 words

I've hit a bit of a wall with SoD so I'm switching gears for a while. 

  • Listening to: Evanescence - Synthesis
  • Watching: The Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

Art bundles

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 7:01 AM
This is what happens when two artists live together and talk a lot about art. Snowleopard-draws (offspring the elder) gave me this great idea this morning.

Bundle 1: A micro chibi and a portrait line art
Value: $10
Your price: $4 or 400 points

Micro Aldiara by purenightshade First gen portrait by purenightshade

Bundle 2: A waist up shot and a full body line art
Value: $25
Your price: $8 or 800 points

Headshot exchange - Kaimana by purenightshade Starfish lines by purenightshade

Bundle 3: Simple character sheet and a portrait
Value: $30
Your price: $12 or 1200 points
MSP R1 - Sailorastarte by purenightshade Portrait - Gabriela by purenightshade

Bundle 4: Digital painting, an animated chibi, and a kokeshi doll
Value: $40
Your price: $20 or 2000 points
Commission - Sailor Archangel by purenightshade Dancing Scylla by purenightshade Raven Kokeshi by purenightshade

But wait!
There's more!

Buy one bundle and get a second bundle of equal or lesser value at half price! Get it for yourself or share the love with a friend. So cool!

  • Listening to: Leah
  • Watching: The Killing
  • Playing: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

ReInked - updated

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 7:57 PM
I've casually mentioned a few times that I'm putting together artbooks made from my Inktober efforts. If you follow me or support me on Patreon, you'll have seen at least some of the work I've done towards that end. 

All of the art books have been assembled and I'm considering selling them here. There's a poll up right now regarding the price point of these things. This journal is to clarify a few things.

Each book is a year of Inktober. 2016 and 2017 got grouped together because I didn't finish 2016.
There's really only one Inktober page that went into the book that didn't get a write up (and it's one of the Halloween dressup images).

The write ups that go along with the images talk a bit about the character in the image, the world they come from, or both in some cases.

Each book has bonus art. Most of that also has a little blurb to go along with it.

None of these books contain fanart of any kind. It's all original work.

  • Listening to: Leah
  • Watching: The Killing
  • Playing: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

Sharing the Love

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:41 AM
Comment on this journal to have me feature 3 of my fav devations from your gallery, but in return you'll feature 3 from mine! One way to spread the love and appreciation for people

[KH RPG] Ashi Hotaru Design by shuu-bunni Dragon Age - In Peace, Vigilance by shuu-bunni Sailor Scorpio by shuu-bunni

2. :iconriribelle:
The Summer Princess and The Winter Princess by riribelle Dreamchaser Luna and Sehashi Archer by riribelle Skies Below - Kestrel by riribelle

3. :iconsailorx161:
Weekly Admirer gift sun shaped clock by sailorx161 Surprising Picture by sailorx161 Valenteines Exchanged 1 by sailorx161








  • Listening to: Leah
  • Watching: The Killing
  • Playing: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki