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Here's a slideshow of works I think need some more attention! I periodically raid this collection for journal features.

My Groups

Art-Academy-Users is my Art Academy group! We're devoted to the Nintendo Art Academy games and art created with them!

Poketopia is one of the largest Pokemon groups on Deviantart! I'm the new kid there, but I've been hard at work sorting and managing its galleries. :)

LiteraryFanFiction is devoted to fanfiction with deeper meaning and higher quality, and we have a weekly prompt for short fanfics. Most of my short fics are because of this group.

Liwick-Fc is a Litwick fan group I recently took over. I'd love to see it thrive!

dA-Junkies is a group dedicated to feeding people's dA addictions! Or, put more simply, keeping the site interesting and easy to use for everyone. We've just relaunched; watch out for more fun soon!

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Tyra Plamen
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hi. I write fanfiction, and occasionally paint in Art Academy.

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Trivial Character Info Meme: Carly O

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 3:00 PM
Stolen from aliwababe

1. Allergies?
Just to certain perfumes and detergents. 

2. Ever had the flu?

3. Do they snore?
Sometimes, but it's small and cute.

4. What position do they sleep in?
On her side, with an arm wrapped around a dog.

5. Do they get more head colds or chest colds?
Probably head colds. She's healthy enough.

6. Would they rather spend a vacation in the mountains or at the beach?
Beach beach beach beach.

7. Fruit snacks or truffles?
Fruit always wins with her.

8. Juice or milk?
Fruit always wins with her.

9. Need a nightlight as a child?

10. Irrational fears?
She has a lot of them, actually, but heights is the worst.

11. Childhood dream?
She wanted to be a superhero. Captain America was a particular inspiration.

12. Favorite scent
Puppy shampoo.

13. Ever broken a bone?
Probably not, but she probably had a couple epic sprains in high school.

14. Favorite childhood toy
A book about Captain America. No joke. If it has to be an actual toy, she probably had some manner of Little Mermaid figurine from a Happy Meal that she still owns.

15. Can they (still) drink milk?
Can. Chooses not to unless she really needs to for nutritional reasons. She just doesn't like the taste.

16. Any birth marks, beauty marks or moles?
Probably not.

17. Opinion on freckles?
She probably thinks they're cute.

18. Most common dream/nightmare theme
Letting people down.

19. First thing they notice about someone?
How they carry themselves. Carly is always on the lookout for people who need cheering up!

20. Biggest insecurity
Probably her insecurity itself. Although if we have to pick something less meta, her being-afraid-of-everything and her femininity (particularly her face) are issues for her. 

21. (Male) can he grow a beard? (Female) PEACH FUZZ?
Carly's kind of hair-light.

22. Mouth or nose breather?
Nose unless she's congested.

23. Favorite flavor of ice cream? (Remember, Ice cream was invented 2000 years b.c., your ancient-ass character can still know ice cream!)

24. When's their birthday and do they still celebrate it?
June 21st, and she treats herself to cake and something she'll enjoy every year. If she's living somewhere where she has friends who enjoy going out and doing things, she'll generally try to arrange something for that day or the weekend following.

25. Least favorite body feature on themselves?
She doesn't think her face is very pretty. Her nose is a particular target. Very pointy. 

26. Favorite feature?
There was a brief period in her teen years when she was fond of having the "most common superpower," but she got over that real fast. She loved her hair, but then she chopped it off. So that leaves her arms. She likes them more for their strength than their appearance, though.

27. Favorite holiday?
Despite not being religious, I imagine she's very fond of Christmas. 

28. Nervous ticks?
Stretching. Biting lip. Bad puns. Deadpan sarcasm.

29. Favorite beverage?
Raspberry cream soda. Yes, it does exist. If she can't have that, tea.

30. Would you consider them observant?
Carly's powers are observation are so great that the game master in the game I created her for and I regularly discuss whether they constitute a superpower or not. 

31. If they had a superpower, what would it be?
We ultimately decided that yes, her intuition is "super." She's basically a low level psychic type. And she has no idea. She thinks she's just smart and observant.

32. Do they drink? If so, what kind of drunk are they? If not, what kind of drunk would they be?
Carly is not overly fond of drunkenness or the taste of alcohol, but she has a fondness for a fruity drink or two once or twice a week, and will indulge in less attractive drinks at a similar rate if they're free. She won't drink beer, though; College is enough to ruin beer for anyone. 

If she did get drunk she would probably be pretty mean and say the perfectly wrong thing even more than she already does. I could see her being inclined to violence. She doesn't really know this because she's never been drunk. 

33. Inspiration for this character?
The original idea with which we created her was, "I want to create a character who can stand toe to toe with Captain America morally, while still being completely a product of modern times."

34. Do they have a preference of who tops in bed?
Having a preference about how to do something implies you've done it before. Carly is saving herself for marriage. Despite not being religious. Because "why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free?"

35. Pet peeves?
Judgemental behavior. Double dipping in sauces. Not addressing people appropriately. Bronies. Being unprofessional on the job. 

36. Early bird or night owl?
I imagine she is pretty weakly a night owl, but she can thrive in both environments. She's probably more rational in the morning and more creative at night like most of us.

37. Any addictions?
She has a coffee problem.

38. What's one thing on their bucket list?
One thing? She has a lot of things. "See Niagara Falls" is the big one right now. Things she plans on removing from the list because she doesn't think she'll live long enough to accomplish them include getting married (with all that entails) and being published professionally. She moonlights as a blogger.

39. What would their parents have named them if they were born the opposite gender?
Probably Carl Solomon Olvirsson.

40. If male, does he have a happy trail? Skip if female
What kind of question is this? We're on an art site and this is a written journal asking about a particular cosmetic feature specifically designed to draw the eye (or the mind's eye) toward the junk? Just draw the guy in a speedo already. Jeez.

41. Favorite name for the opposite sex?
I don't know that she has one. Tony's always good. 

42. Musical preference?
Rock in general, with particular fondness for alternative and groove metal. Her favorite band is Slipknot. 

43. Favorite eye color? Hair color?
Blonde hair and blue eyes.

44. Any morning or bedtime rituals?
I imagine she has a bunch relating to loving on her dogs, but otherwise, nothing special.

45. Do they bruise easily?

46. Do they pick at scabs?

47. Do scars appear lighter or darker than their skin tone?
They'd about have to be darker, given how pale she is, but eventually they probably do fade out to a whiter color. 

48. Are they patient enough not to chew a cough drop/ hard candy/ lolly pop?
Depends on the day, probably. She had braces and had to learn a great deal of restraint there. She has good self-control, but she can be a little compulsive, so...

49. Can they bite directly into ice cream and apples?

50. Do they skip breakfast? Would they eat breakfast if they had the time?
She always finds time to nom something on her commute. Smoothies and pastries if she's in a hurry, juice and oatmeal if she's not. She loves oatmeal. 

51. How is their handwriting? Can/do they write in script?
Carly has very neat handwriting. She can do decent cursive, but as a lefty she prints out of courtesy.

52. What would their dream home be like?
Well, it would have a guest room. And a library/office. And plenty of room for her dogs. And a pool. And be decorated in warm, sunny colors with at least one room done up in cool blues for a change. And she would have lots and lots of tech, but aside from most of her media stuff, it would be very decentralized in terms of controls. No central control for everything.

53. Can they whistle?
Yes, but she prefers to hum.

54. Can they curl their tongue?
Probably not. I'll run that past the GM.

55. Which eyebrow can they raise individually?
She can't, so she strategically lowers one. 

56. Which of your OC's from a different universe are they most likely to get along with?
She would get along great with my Transformers OC Schema; they're both passive-aggressive little jerks who love to point out the elephants in a room. She would also get along well with Sonic OCs Baranova (whose kindness she would admire) and Cyra (whose shyness she would identify with). She'd also love my Pokemon OCs Noble, Biscuit, and Orion.

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storykeeper03 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
hey long time no see, i'm sorry to bother you with this but my friend found some 'ban anime'petition and i think something might not bne right about this so i wanted to ask what you thought of it cause i'm not sure if it was possible or not. here's a link to the journal… i just want to know if anyone should take action or if it's something to not worry too much about.
DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, so, first up, I'm American and I'm certified to teach in America. I don't know a lot about the particular freedom of speech legislation in either Japan or Australia. But...

Banning anime or manga in the US outright is impossible because of the first amendment on free expression. Things that have certain kinds of sexual content can be "banned" because of obscenity laws, but that only covers certain kinds of distribution. You can also keep things off broadcast TV, but you can show almost anything on cable or satellite. But the US isn't relevant here. It's just all I know. 

Australia has much tougher rules on violent and obscene content and fewer protections on free speech than the U.S. because of the way their constitution is set up. I am not qualified to give details beyond that. If you are worried about the availability of things in Australia you need to contact international lawyers or Australian free speech activists for information. If you're worried anime is under attack in its home country of Japan, you need to seek out experts on Japan.

Sorry I couldn't be much help. 
storykeeper03 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
no thats okay, you've been a big help and i wasn't concerned with it affecting Australia. last time i checked our government isn't concerned so i'm not worried, it's my friends in america that are anime fans that i was concerned about. glad to know it can't be done though ^^ i found the petition but something didn't seem, is George bush still a congressman?

and again sorry to bother you but you seem to know more about this stuff then anyone i know ^^; how have you been?
DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, George Bush was the name of two presidents. Neither of them are president now.

And it's no problem. I just wish I could help more. I'm all right. you?
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Adisko Featured By Owner 3 days ago
ty4llama have1back
Pandachu123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the Badge.
(One step closer to the Llama Elite Four!!) XD
Anyway, it's an honor to be noticed by a beta tester, and I love your Pokemon art.
It's incredible! I wish my Pokemon pictures were as good, but, as they say, practice makes perfect. I'm not asking for page views; it's just my opinion.
Anyway, sorry about the huge paragraph.
Might I ask if you have a favorite Pokemon? :)
DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! You don't need to be in awe of us beta testers though; we're just premium members who opt into beta testing. Any premium member can do it! If you get a premium, you can be a beta tester, too. 

And thanks for the compliment on my art. I worked really hard on all my Pokemon stuff, but I owe most of my success to the Art Academy games, which taught me all the things my art classes in school never did. Now they have a "Pokemon Art Academy" game coming out, too. XD But I didn't have that, I just had the regular lessons, and I had to apply what I learned to Pokemon.

You're right that practice makes perfect. I took a quick peek at your gallery and you have a lot more skill than you let on! It can be hard to transition from humans to Pokemon, and I'm not fully comfortable with my progress there, but I found what helped me most was learning about construction shapes. Keep working on it, and I'm sure you'll surpass me easily. My art teacher in high school more or less told me I was hopeless, so if you have even a modicum of talent, a little hard work will take you far.

My favorite Pokemon is actually Mewtwo. It's hard to tell because I like Starmie a lot, too, but... :) I assume yours is Pikachu?
Pandachu123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I do, but there isn't a Pokemon I truly dislike. I just like some more than others. ^^
Mewtwo is an amazing Pokemon. I didn't like when they changed it to a female in the last movie it was in... I grew up with Mewtwo being male and Mew sounding female from the first movie.
Also, I'm very excited for Pokemon Art Academy, too, and I hope I'll be able to get it when it comes out. It'll really help make my drawings more professional, since the best I've got is the Comic Workshop on the 3DS, and I also appreciate the compliment on my art as well. Stuff like that really boosts my confidence. I don't know why, but I don't have a lot of self-confidence when it comes to certain things. ^^;
DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, depending on how you read things, they didn't *change* Mewtwo to being female. I believe Mewtwo Y is a separate character from the one from MSB and Mewtwo Returns. The female Mewtwo's personality was really different and she seemed to retain no memory of Ash and his friends. Plus, there was a throwaway line in Mewtwo Returns about cloning another one. So I secretly hold out hope that someday, there will be a MegaMewtwo-Off between them. Given how focused the first movie Mewtwo was on his psychic powers, it would be interesting to see him as a physical brawler a la MegaMewtwoX, yeah? :)

My Art Academy group is starting to see some posts from Pokemon Art Academy, as it's already out in Europe and Asia, and what they're saying is that the tools and engine are way less robust than the regular Art Academy engine, BUT it does have a rudimentary form of layers. So if you do PAA, and like it, but want more, you might consider the regular AA games. :) 

And no problem. I call it like I see it. :)
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Mistery5Lover6 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for llama.:)
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