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Journal Entry: Fri Feb 27, 2015, 11:28 AM


Tagged by :icondrachen-ritter:

1. You must post the rules.

2. Each person must say 5 things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create five new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 5 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. No tag backs.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about "You're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag 5 people.



About me

1. I like cats, like a lot. >.>
2. I am crazy about Final Fantasy XIV, can't get enough of it.
3. Sailor Moon, Slayers, and Berserk are some of my favorite anime.
4. My room can be a bit of a mess but at least I know where stuff is..?
5. Did I mention I have an unhealthy obsession with cats? ( But no, seriously, I just love all animals so much!! )

5 Questions from :icondrachen-ritter:

1. How long have you been drawing/designing/etc.?
Since I was in middle school I guess? I mean, I drew a lot in elementary but around 12 I got into roleplaying and it really took off.

2. All Hail the Great Cat Overlords!
Well duh, I'm CRAAZY about kitties!!!

3. If you have an OC(Original Character), which popular trademarked(why do I feel like a criminal when I typed that word out?) character inspired you or drew inspiration from?

Hmm... The thing is, my first OC was around a time I watched a lot of Sailor Moon but I really don't relate her to her much other than them both being a princess...

4. If you have children, do you plan on having them pursue art too or let them do what they want?
I'll let them find their own path and what makes them happy.

5. Do you think our society would be a better place if we had the fictional stuff from anime/games in the real world? (i.e, mecha, magical beings, otherworldy invasions)

Depends. Pokemon IRL would be terrifying. Airships / teleporting would be cool... There's a plethora of things that would be awesome to have from those while there's
also a ton of things that would be absolutely terrible. (i.e. Pikachu isn't so cute when you realize he shocked the shit out of Ash the first time they met and would likely kill you. ) 


My Questions~

1. If you could illustrate / write a comic, what would the subject / basic plot be?
2. What's your favorite game/anime/book/tv show of all time?
3. If you could be any mythical creature what would it be?
4. If there was one super power you could have for the rest of your life what would it be?
5. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tagging...

:iconnuciferyne: :iconpistachiomoustache: :iconblueleafeon: :iconsakuramizu: :icongoldenmizer90:

You don't have to, just followin them rulez.



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I'm back and looking to work ^^

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 8:43 PM
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After over a year of a slump, misc other things keeping me back... 
Basically, I broke up with my boyfriend and went through a tough year of
recovery.

I've felt re-inspired as of late and I finally resubbed to DA and plan to use that as a starting point for me getting back to work. I've made some changes in my life and although FFXIV and my job take up a lot of time for me currently, I don't plan to let my art suffer any longer due to that.

^^ SO I hope there's still people out there to make this trip with me, thank you everyone for the support in the past and I hope to see you all around in the future now that it's 2015, I plan to use this time as a big inspiration and resolve to work towards bettering my art which so often brings me a sense of accomplishment.


100 truths thing - [tagged by Wolfie]

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 10:06 PM
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ForbiddenWolf19 tagged me for this:

001. Real name : Crystal
002. Nickname[s]: Sel, Sel-Sel, Selaphi, Kura ( Old Alias )
003. Zodiac Sign : Taurus
004. Male Or Female : I am Female.
005. Elementary : Mascot?? Uhhh.. I went to a lot Lions was the mascot I remember the most.
006. Middle School : Did we even have-- oh... I think it was an Eagle. 
007. High School : Knights?
008. Hair Color : Brown haired
009. Long Or Short : What no medium? [ I second this answer Tessa xD ]
010. Loud Or Quiet : I prefer the quiet, I tend to zone out in loud places.
011. Sweats Or Jeans : I wear jeans, they're nice since you can wear them over and over >_>
012. Phone Or Camera : Well I only have one of these at the moment and it's a camera filled with like 2k cat pictures. >_>
013. Health Freak : Nah, though I do like all kinds of food, not just unhealthy junk.
014. Drink Or Smoke: When my mom offers me wine i'll drinky
015. Do You Have A Crush On Someone: I have a boyfriend, can't crush harder than that 
016. Political orientation: It's complicated but to be short, it doesn't really interest me.
017. Piercings: I had my ears pierced but I cant get earrings through them anymore =/
018. Tattoos: None at all, I'm a wuss.
HAVE YOU EVER [BEEN IN]:
019. Airplane : Yep. Flew to meet my boyfriend.
020. Car Accident : Only small collisions, like the time a deer ran into the side of our car.
021. Fist Fight : Nah, I like to avoid fighting.
FIRSTS:
022. First piercing: When I graduated 5th grade.
023. First Best Friend : My younger cousin till some point in our teens when we went separate ways.
024. First Instrument played: Prolly one of those baby xylophone things
025. First award: Honor Roll sometime in elementary
026. First Crush: I liked a boy named Marco in 4th/5th grade but never got to be friends with him aside walking partway home and parting ways at my road like 4 times.
027. First Language: English.
028. First Big Vacation : I dunno, my dad used to take me and my cousin to Six Flags during the summer.
LASTS:
029. Last Person you talked to : My boyfriend
031. Last Person/people You Watched :  Uhhhh I watched my mom eat dinner.
032. Last Food You Ate : Shrimp pasta
033. Last Movie You Watched: I... dont know. Maybe Brother Where Art Thou? at my mothers.
034. Last Song You listened To : Barring the random songs I hear at work all day um... some random chiptuney doujin remix of the chocobo theme
035. Last Thing You Bought : A 69 cent bagel cuz I needed a snack on break at work and it was all i could afford xP
036. Last Person You Hugged : My mom.
FAVES:
037. Food : Steak, Sushi, Shrimp
038. Drinks : Dr. Pepper, Cherry Coke with real syrup and cherry in it
039. Clothing :  Jeans and a T-shirt
040. Book : Any Amy Tan Book such as "Kitchen God's Wife"
041. Colour: Purple.
042. Flower : Orchid
043: Music : I favor game and anime osts but my top listened to song on last.FM from the past 4 years is "Take Off" by 2pm the ending theme for Ao no Exorcist.
044. Movies : I like dramas and stuff... I mean, I dont watch a ton of movies but I like some intense stuff. I do tend to lean towards historical or things based in the past..
045. Shoes : just some tennis shoes
046. Subjects : I liked History in school.
IN THE PAST YEAR I ... :
047. [x] Kissed In The Rain
048. [] Celebrated Halloween
049. [x] Had Your Heart Broken (many times)
050. [] Went Over The Minutes On Your Cell Phone 
051. [] Someone Questioned Your Sexual Orientation 
052. [] Came Outta The Closet 
053. [] Gotten Pregnant 
054. [] Had An Abortion
055. [x] Done Something You've Regretted
056. [x] Broke A Promise
057. [] Kept A Secret 
058. [x] Pretended To Be Happy
059. [] Met Someone Who Changed Your Life
060. [] Pretended To Be Sick 
061. [] Left The Country
062. [x] Tried something you normally wouldn't like, and liked it. (I think)
063. [x] Cried Over The Silliest Thing
064. [] Ran A Mile (only in school)
065. [] Went To The Beach 
066. [] Stayed Single 
CURRENTLY:
067. Eating : Nothing. Though those leftovers are tempting.
068. Drinking : Nothing
069. Getting Ready To : Sleep!
070. Listening To : My computer fans.
071. Plans For Tomorrow/Today : Rest up / relax 
072. Waiting For : To see my Boyfriend and spend some time with him
YOUR FUTURE:
073. Want Kids : One day
074. Want To Get Married : Yea
075. Careers in mind : Couldn't say
WHICH IS BETTER ON A BOY/GIRL : u.u going to be boring here since I find both sexes equally appealing and I don't really think lips or size or anything like that really qualifies as "BETTER" on the opposite gender. ;_; Sorry!
076. Lips Or Eyes : 
077. Shorter Or Taller : 
078. Romantic Or Spontaneous: 
079. Nice Stomach Or Nice Arms : 
080. Sensitive Or Loud: 
081. Hookup Or Relationship : 
082. Troublemaker Or Hesitant : 
HAVE YOU EVER:
083. Lost Glasses/Contacts : never had to wear em
084. Ran Away From Home : Nope
085. Held A Weapon, For Self Defense : No
086. Killed Somebody : Nah
087. Broken Someone's Heart: I guess so.
088. Been Arrested : hah no
DO YOU BELIEVE IN: 
090. Yourself : Eh.
091. Miracles : Sure.
092. Love At First Sight : Dunno. I love my bf but I loved him before I saw his face.
093. Heaven : Not sure.
094. Santa Claus : I had older cousins, what do you think lol
096. Magic : it'd be nice but nah
ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
097. Is There One Person You Wanna Be With, Right Now : My baby.
098. Are You Seriously Happy With Where You Are, In Life : Nah, but I think it will get better in time. 
099. Do You Believe In God : Can't really say. Not really something I can find tangible so I dont think about it much.
100. Post As 100 Truths And Tag five People :
Nuciferyne CuzzaCurry HeaffyCow BlueLeafeon SakuraMizu 
?? I don't really know if all 5 will do it but hey. w/e



It's times like these~

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 5, 2013, 6:19 PM


I was panicked, and I am glad I held out and tried my best.
I got a job today! I'm going to be able to start by Saturday if the
drug test results get back soon. ^^ I'm so happy, I finally got my 
goal job of working for Publix. This will be a great opportunity for me
and they pay well enough I can continue working towards a better future.

Still, I thank those of you  for your kind words and I hope everyone is well.
Maybe now that that load is off my shoulders I can find some time to actually draw something!

Stay tuned. ^.^


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FFXIV // ETC

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 7, 2013, 9:05 PM


Just in case anyone was wondering, I'm not dead! Seriously. 
Final Fantasy XIV has taken one chunk of my time and now Rune Factory 4 has eaten the last of it.

Rune Factory 4 is amazzzzinnnng. I am in -love- with it. ;_; 
I can't choose who to marry either, all the guys are so likable. 
( Though I tend to forget Kiel is a bachelor since he looks 12. *Cough.* ) 

FFXIV is very fun also, I'm nearly 50 on my first job but I kind of take it slow between it and my Botanist.
It's also very different from WoW or FFXI, a lot to adjust to...

But yeah, I'm not gone, I'm still here. A bit of an art rut due to lack of time, but I hope to try and manage that better.
\o Hope everyone is well, thanks so much for stopping by.


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Next Kiriban @ 10k

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 3:53 PM
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Winner receives a minichibi like these: 

Fire Emblem: Awakening - Nowi by Selaphi


  • Listening to: Coda - Frozen Peninsula
  • Playing: Paper Mario Sticker Star
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★☆ You heard that right! ☆★


I absolutely ADORE THIS GAME already! ^7^/!
So let's get this show on the road.

The style will vary, since this is me trying to practice different things..
But for those of you who know my gallery, it will be something like the art
I did for the good people on FOGU // Harvest Moon forums. ^^

Slots
1) SakuraMizu
2) BaconBaka
3)
4)
5)

Five slots to begin with, they will take anywhere from a day or a week depending on the free time I have but as soon as I clear the 5, I will reopen slots right away. Please do not spam, beg or harass me about this, I am doing this as a nice gesture so I would appreciate you treat me like I am giving you a gift, not like you are owed this. ^^; Besides, I am trying to play and enjoy Animal Crossing as well!

To show me your character:


Take a clear picture with your camera / phone.

OR

If you have an SD card reader, you can take the pictures IN GAME by pressing L & R at the same time. If you need any help figuring out how to use the SD card, I can try to offer assistance but I'm not tech support so I can't guarantee anything. ;w;

If you're interested, please post a comment and I'll let you know if I accept.




  • Listening to: Coda - Frozen Peninsula
  • Playing: Paper Mario Sticker Star
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My friend CuzzaCurry was doing a contest and I guess through that I just got a whole bunch of new watchers. w@;;

\o Hello everyone! Nice to meet you all and I hope we can all get along.
I've been a bit scatterbrained and all over the place so forgive me~

Look forwards to some new stuff soon, after I finish my 7k Kiriban. :3


  • Listening to: Coda - Frozen Peninsula
  • Playing: Paper Mario Sticker Star

Yay, redid my DA page a bit~

Sat May 18, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Finally decided to stop being lazy and prettify my page some more.
One of these days I want to better layout my commission journal for MAXIMUM READABILITY AND UNDERSTANDING-- well, eventually of course. xD


Anyways, hiiii hello! I'm still alive.


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Kiriban @ 7000


Just take a screenie and toss it up on photobucket or imgur or something.
Obviously don't edit, I have a fine eye for that sort of thing.
If no one catches it on the dot, I will accept the nearest number within 5 above or 5 less.

Keep an eye out!! The winner recieves a Mini-Chibi drawn by me. <33
Commission: Khimmiem - 1/2 by Selaphi Fire Emblem: Awakening - Nowi by Selaphi Mini-Chibi: Mister Exotic by Selaphi


  • Listening to: Coda - Frozen Peninsula
  • Playing: Paper Mario Sticker Star

Whee.

Fri May 3, 2013, 8:39 AM
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First off, I wanted to thank everyone again for the birthday wishies. <3
I had a good time with my mother last night and then later this weekend I will be going to her house for a family gathering. \o/ Fun times. Last night we went to this place called the 'Melting Pot' I think it's some kind of chain fondue joint. It's a bit ( very ) expensive though. (( @_<; I'm glad she paid. )) But man was that cheese and chocolate awesome and good and tasty. It was actually a really fun and different experience.

xD Now that I'm 24, I can say I still feel no different. Most people say you won't, my dad says I will feel like I am in my teens for a long time which is pretty much true. I've been stuck in the 'I'm 16' limbo for years.

I haven't been in much of an art slump exactly, so much as me just trying to find my style again. While I like the chibi style I have been producing, I rather miss doing larger pieces with real substance to it. Problem is, I have a long road to discovering what I want my style to be. Thankfully, a lot of you have such gorgeous and inspiring styles I really feel like I can learn a lot from example. I also think it's fun to try new things.. though it's a lot of trial and error to get there. xD

Anyways, keep a look out. I'll prolly follow up my poll and give Rapha/Rafa the chibi treatment and then do a few more Fire Emblem: Awakening characters~

Thank you so much everyone for the faves, watches, and good wishes. Take care of yourselves. <3




  • Listening to: Coda - Frozen Peninsula
  • Playing: Paper Mario Sticker Star

Did a little commissioning of my own....

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 9, 2013, 1:10 PM


Heh, so lately since I was graced with the kindness of friends and strangers,
through point commissions I was able to sort of 'give back' to other artists along the way..

Most of my commissions went to the lovely :iconanhvan44: but I also commissioned the nice & sweet :iconkhimmiem:.
I just wanted to share them with you so you can see for yourself their lovely work.

Van closes her commissions sometimes when she gets overloaded but her little icons are pretty cheap and totally adorable. w@;
Khimmiem also uses GaiaOnline & takes commissions there so *nudge nudge*

khimmiem :thumb364433395:
anhvan44 Selaphi 06 by anhvan444 Selaphi 05 by anhvan444 Selaphi 03 by anhvan444 Selaphi 02 by anhvan444 Selaphi by anhvan444 Selaphi 04 by anhvan444

Thank you both for doing such a lovely job on my ocs, I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.



Also, an update: Changed next Kiriban to 7k views!



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March is nearly over Dx

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:24 PM


Time flies, I honestly have no idea how I function because I really don't even realize what day it is
until someone tell me anymore. ><;; Then again, I've always had a skewed concept of time.
I guess that's why it's so easy for me to spend hours on end doing Harvest Moon farming which
most people may find boring.. xD;;

On the art front..
I'm almost finished with one of my big commissions, just gotta start slapping color onto it. ^^
I have a few sketches here and there lying around, trying to inspire myself.
As most of my new watchers ( or anyone who's seen my latest drawing ) I am really big into
Fire Emblem: Awakening right now so I may be drawing more people from that game.
So keep a look out~

Anyways, this was just a little bit of an update post since I saw it'd been a while since I posted
a journal last. I hope everyone is doing well and that no one has been sick or anything like that.
I've been pretty lucky with my allergies thus far but I'll knock on wood just in case. xD;;

Take care, everyone. ^^/

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Just an update~

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 22, 2013, 8:34 PM


To those of you who have commissioned me, I haven't forgotten. <3

I've been a little tied up in my job search but I assure you I will be working on them
rather heavily the next few days. I got a call for an interview and I am waiting to hear back on it.

Granted, I will be working on them in order of who's waited the longest so please be patient with me!
Thank you so much for your understanding, support, and general kindness in this situation.
I am deeply appreciative to have such understanding people on my side. (:

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to note me!

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Yay!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 5, 2013, 4:28 PM


I got my new PC in today, I am going to work on getting it set up tonight and then tomorrow will be business as usual. ^^

If you commissioned me and you've paid already w/ paypal, I will work on yours and have them done ASAP.
Then while working on my big project I'll do the point ones. ^^

Thank you all for being patient and giving me the time to sort out this mess. I appreciate it greatly. <3

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Phew!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 31, 2013, 2:34 PM


Thanks to my kind-hearted future mother-in-law ( wow that was a mouth full...), I'll be getting a new computer.
I'll be working on my commissions when it gets here and that should be within the next week or so. I am not sure what
shipping method she took but regardless, I'll be around more frequently once I get that fixed up. ~ <3

Anyways, thanks for being patient with me everyone. ^^

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Dx Oh no!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 29, 2013, 1:48 PM


Okay so I didn't bother to mention it here initially because I was able to get by but..
I had to order new ram for my pc because my 2 GB stick failed. Initially that seemed to be the only problem..

However today when I got the new ram there's now apparently an electrical issue with my pc.
I may need to replace the power supply, that I am not sure about yet. I'm also in desperate need of a
job so I will need to focus on that as well. ^^
SO! Just a little note, I can maybe set something up with my boyfriends pc while he works on mine
but I don't know how soon mine will be in tip top shape again. ^^;

That being said, I won't let this delay my commissions but just know that may be why
I don't answer your messages with the same quickness I have had so far.

Eventually it'll end up working correctly! Trial and error, friends. Trial and error. \o/

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Thank you!!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:50 PM


Eeee, I was in the middle of drawing something and I got an email notification and it said
that someone had given me a year subscription anonymously! Thank you so so much!
I only wish I knew who you were so I could thank you properly.. but because I don't I hope
you can accept my heartfelt thanks and know how much I appreciate your kindness.

So thank you, Heaffy and Anonymous..! ;_;



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Finally!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 15, 2013, 5:38 AM


I finally finished my first wave of UshiNoTane art!


^-^;; I really enjoyed myself working on each persons character. They were fun and I really like how they came out but part of me feels relieved to have
actually gone through each one and finished them. Some of them are less chibi than other, when I had started the thread initially the idea was that I would
experiment with different styles. Though after I did a few of them I found a style I really liked and ended up sticking with it. This method has taught me a lot
and I may continue to rely on it in the future.

I was thinking for the next set of them I would work on the more grown up style. :'D

All HM-ANB original characters


Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Pikoko ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Lin ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- POD ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- DayDreamer ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Apples ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Faye ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi   Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Jenemi ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi
Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Sam ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Fleur ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Krisema ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Bunny ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi   Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Einny ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi Harvest Moon ANB Char -- Tessa ~ Ushi no Tane by Selaphi

5k Kiriban-Winner: :icontsukimeouo:


5k Kiriban - Mortimer Narcisse - TsukimeOuO by Selaphi
For her kiriban she requested I draw her spiffy looking oc Mortimer. <3



Note to self: Work on :iconnucicoms:'s stuff. D<

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Kiriban @ 5000k -- CONGRATS TsukimeOuO

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 1:41 AM


:3 TsukimeOuO caught it right on the dot!

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