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Do you want me to make adoptables, and if so, what kind? 

3 deviants said No adoptables, please. Those are unoriginal and boring.
2 deviants said I'd like adoptable drakes.
2 deviants said Make adoptable maps! You make it, I'll name it and give it a background.
2 deviants said Maybe an adoptable dragon? Or any other creature, really.
1 deviant said Yes, adoptables! :D I don't care what kind!
1 deviant said What about adoptable planets? Hardly anyone else has those.
No deviants said How about adoptable dracons?
President Obama has just "renamed" the mountain back to an ancient epithet for it: Denali. I don't know if the President technically has the authority to do that, but if it remains uncontested, it will stand. This shameful act of political correctness is unacceptable, and it dishonors the memory of the 25th president. He was assassinated 6 months into his second term by an anarchist in the city of Buffalo.

But the greater point is that this is an assault on Western Culture. He might as well rename every US State which has a non-native American name at this rate. It's a needless gesture. Plus, it angers the state of Ohio, where McKinley was governor and was entombed. It also happens to be a critical swing state in elections. Make of that what you will.



Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: New York City
Favourite genre of music: Rap
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Personal Quote: The unexamined life is not worth living

Update on requests, art trades, commissions, etc:

I guess this is new for me, but outside of a couple of ideas, I have few drawings in the pipeline. I've been busy, but it looks as if two expected students aren't going to go through (boo!), but this gives me more time to draw stuff (yay!).

I suppose I will complete some inking and coloring for a friend. :iconchiletrek: has been kind enough that I have done several collabs for him by now. I see no reason not to extend that favor to others. I have time enough for five colored works with inking and a background, but I guarantee no time table. If you can provide a model pic or a good description, I would appreciate that.

1. :icondraconic13: Request: Short Story. Done

2. :iconkingdragon01: Request: Done.

3. :iconkasaibou: Art Trade: My part of the trade is done.

4. :iconchiletrek: Collaboration: Collab up!

5. :iconnotecardpasta: Collab uploaded. Thanks!

:iconpointcommissionsopen: :icongiftsask: :icontradesask: :iconcollabsask: :iconrequestsask:

* New information on commissions will be forthcoming soon enough, including paypal commissions. Point commissions will still be an option too, but only for some things *

If you are interested in a picture, contact me and we can work something out on a case-by-case basis. I'm not sure how much time I will have for commissioned pictures, picture requests, or collaborations. I intend to do some of those, however.

I also do writing commissions. If you want me to write a story, a piece done involving your OCs, or something else, please message me. I only accept point commissions, and at a reasonable rate of 100 points for 1000 words, with a 100 point minimum purchase. That means if you want 1000 words, it is 100 points, and if you want 2000 words, it is 200 points. If you want 3000 words, that is 300 points, and 4000 words, 400 points, and so on. These are point commissions only, so no cash is accepted or used, save to purchase the points yourself from DA first. This is a slight price change from an earlier journal, but it is still very reasonable.

Please make sure to tell me a bit about what you want me to write, the names of any characters you want to see, and please answer any questions I may have regarding the setting and characters, to ensure the final product is what you want. I don't do anime, manga, "hetalia", or anything adult rated. I reserve the right to politely decline any commission, if I have reason to believe it does not fit standards or has some other issues.

I can do science fiction as well as fantasy, or even non-fiction genres if you desire. Just make sure to send the points and I will have the piece done in a few days or in the case of longer pieces, a week or more. As a rule of thumb, I have enough time to write 1,000 to 1,500 words a day for commissions, depending on the subject matter. For exceptionally long pieces (100,000 + words), please send me a note and we will work out a point rate and time frame on a case-by-case basis.

For multiple-chapter works, I am open to negotiating a different price, Please ask if you have any questions. More information will be posted as it becomes available, including the possibility of discounts.

If you are interested, comment below or send me a note.

Anyone who watches me (and is on good terms with me) gets a free writing of up to 5000 words. Not once a year or a month, just one free writing ever. As before, I reserve the right to politely decline anything not in good taste. I also recently corrected an error in the pricing chart, in case there was any confusion.


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I have another commission to do, so I increased my goal.

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Black Hole in Nebula by Aristodes
Black Hole in Nebula
I have several black hole pictures, but I think this may be the last. If I have another one, the worst I have in my gallery is going to scraps. I don't want to clog or pad out my gallery, after all. Come to think of it, there's still some older padding for me to cut from 2009 - 2011. Maybe even into 2012.
Manhattan Bridge Triumphal Arch by Aristodes
Manhattan Bridge Triumphal Arch
Been a while since I uploaded a photo, so here's one now. New York City has at least three triumphal arches, not including one which was intentionally demolished for whatever reason. There's one in Washington Square Park, one in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza, and this one on the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge. Looking from this angle, one can see cars coming to and from Brooklyn on the other side. There's also an arched section of the Manhattan Municipal Building that can be walked through.

And for those who don't know, New York City is divided into five boroughs (like a district): Manhattan (the "main one" where most of the business and tourism takes place, and has most of the tall buildings), Brooklyn (the most populous borough, which used to be its own city), the Bronx (it's mostly a slum, but has some nice parts), Queens (where the city's two airports are located, parts of it are like a suburb), and Staten Island (while 400,000 people isn't really small, this borough might as well be its own city, or at least a suburb).
Truth by Aristodes
And yes, this was based off of a very old political cartoon in which the Japanese were shooting through treaties just prior to World War II. I changed the content of it in order to take advantage of the imagery. Yeah, this was a bit rushed on my part, but I had the idea for it and wanted to make this before I forgot. And yes, the papers are supposed to be tinged with a bit of red. You can figure out why.
Diamond Planet by Aristodes
Diamond Planet
I had a long explanation for this one, but DeviantArt decided to crash because it is run by incompetents who don't deserve to run a website. This one goes way, way, way, WAY beyond reality. Or reason. Or what any reasonable person would imagine to be real. I was playing around with 3D options, noticed that there were only three options (Sphere, Cube, and Cylinder), so I decided to play around with some other shapes. This was the result. Weird, I know. This is so fictional, it hurts.
Cold Planet by Aristodes
Cold Planet
A planet, a moon, and a distant star. Although blue suns aren't exactly cold. To say the least. A very blue and gray themed scene.


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Syltorian Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Many thanks for faving The Royal City of Rekkenmark! :D
Chiletrek Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
 Nice new avatar pic :D .
Aristodes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chiletrek Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
 You are welcome :) .
IceDragon94 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch!   Go Wacky..Onion  i really appreciate it
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
BJSparky Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much for the watch, man! :D
ClarityWind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank-you SO much for the watch :D I hope that I am able to provide you with more watch-worthy material in the future!
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was hoping for a point commission later, but I will wait on that. I am going to be commissioned myself by another person on DA, and when I have received the points from that, I will be able to commission you.
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