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  • Listening to: SuicideSheep D&B mix :)
  • Reading: Kiln People (again)
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: WoW
  • Drinking: Vodka (or as the Russians know it, water)
Okai, so I don't usually post these on this account, but what the hell ;B

Psychoanalyze yourself; Don't read ahead, just answer the following questions with the first thought that comes to mind. Then read which each answer means at the end.

(No cheating!)

1. You are not alone. You are walking in the woods. Who is with you?
Ro <3

2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal?
Bear.

3. What interaction takes place between you and the animal?
We both go about our business, paying no mind to the other.

4. What is your dream house and how big is it?
A big old place on a stormy coast, surrounded by trees and mountains.  It would be big enough to hold studios and enough space to hold all my stuff.

5. Is your dream house surrounded by a fence?
Nop.

6. You enter the house. You walk into the dining room and see the dining room table...What is on it?
A vase of flowers, my laptop, and a giant mug of coffee.

7. You exit the house and a cup is on the ground, what kind is it?
A broken drinking glass.

8. What do you do with the cup?
Make some sort of art deco project out of it.

9. You walk to the edge of the property where you find yourself at what kind of body of water?
Ocean.

10. How do you get to the other side?
Sail.


The ANSWERS

1. The person/people who you are walking in the woods with are the most important to you.

2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems in your life.

3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems.

4. The size of your dream home is representative of the size of your ambition to solve your problems.

5. A lack of a fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence indicates a closed personality. You'd prefer people not drop by unannounced.

6. If your answer did NOT include food, flowers, or people, then you are generally unhappy.

7. The durability of the material with the cup is made of is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship.

8. What you did with the cup is representative of your attitude.

9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.

10. The way you cross the water is representative to how easy or hard you expect your life to be.



... Well, except for #9, pretty accurate, I guess :p  I just like oceans eue
  • Listening to: Ima Robot - Hello I Love You
  • Reading: Flight &lt;3
  • Watching: Lilo and Stitch
  • Drinking: Water
Hey dA!  It's been what, a year now since I submitted anything?

Guess I lost track of life for a while there, but I'm back with a vengeance.  Have all sorts of photoshoots planned, and the will to actually get outside and start taking pictures again :)  So, how has everyone been in my absence?
  • Listening to: Masao Yamamoto - Secrets Garden (Lotus)
  • Reading: Watchmen
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: WoW
  • Eating: Oreos
Ah, time for my (apparently) semi-annual journal update.

Soo, long story short, I haven't been out taking pictures in a very very long time .. Actually only once since my last excursion to Gatineau Park last fall.  I've been in a total rut as far as photography goes, I can't even look through my old stuff anymore.  But, now that spring is back, I'm planning to get out and try again, maybe find a new subject, something that I really enjoy taking pictures of.  I'm hoping to do some cosplay shoots sometime when AN rolls around, so I'm pretty psyched for that, too.  

It's been forever since I've been on here, but my goal from now on is to do something creative at least once a week, whether it's photography, or music, or drawing, or whatever.  So, you'll probably be seeing more soon!~  (I hope, anyways ^^;)

Love you all! <3
  • Listening to: Graffiti6 - Annie You Save Me
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett - THUD!
  • Watching: Firefly :3
  • Playing: FF XIII ^.^
Wow, I'm really bad at keeping this thing updated, last one was back in April @_@

Anyways, new news.  I have given up on my dream of a 5D MKII for now, at least until I'm not so broke anymore =p.  However, I did manage to pick up a 50D, which is my new love :heart:.  Soo, been out shooting a lot the last few weeks.  I'm sorry if I'm spamming your inbox, I'm just super excited XD

Also been playing a lot of Pokemon SoulSilver lately, which kind of cuts down on my internet time.  But it's okay, 'cause that game is freaking awesome :3

That's all for now, folks, have yourselves a great day! :heart:

And on a side note - anybody else find those ads with music annoying as hell? -_-
  • Listening to: Carbon Based Lifeforms - Reaktion
  • Reading: Star Wars X-Wing series .. again XD
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop :3
  • Playing: Okami
Ooookay, title totally unrelated.  However, I would love to try that someday :B  :onfire:

Aaaanyways, updates and stuff.  Still saving for my new camera (Canon 5D MKII  *drools* )  current count:  about 4 grand short :(.  However, I have re-discovered the awesomeness that is film, so I have some awesome alternatives.  As soon as I can be assed to haul out all my darkroom crap, there will be more pics coming.  In other news, I am in the process of planning a backpacking trip through northern Labrador this fall, if anybody wants to come along that'd be awesome :)

And that's about it.  Must break free of my obsession with online games, and get out photographing and such :/  And get more active on DA again, for like the fifth time I've made that resolution XD.

Cheers! o/
  • Listening to: Pendulum - The Tempest
  • Reading: Piers Anthony
  • Watching: Last Exile .. again.
  • Playing: FF XIII
Quiiiiiiizzzzz!!! :D

001. Real name?
- Ryan

002. Nickname(s)?
- Um .. Miller?  Or perhaps just Ry .. nicknames don't tend to stick to me XD

003. Zodiac sign?
- Leo

004. Male or female?
- Physically male .. mentally androgynous =P

005. Elementary?
- Periodic table?

006. Middle School?
- What is this 'Middle School' you speak of?

007. High School?
- Thank *insert deity's name here* that's all done with, and I'm never going back!

008. Hair color?
- Um .. reddish/brownish/blondeish .. I dunno, really ^^;  Depends on the season :p

009. Long or short?
- Shoulder-length right now .. usually goes longer, but I got tired of dealing with that much.  Also, I look ridiculous with short hair XD

010. Loud or Quiet?
- Quiet, usually.

011. Sweats or Jeans?
- Jeans, sweats rip too easily :p

012. Phone or Camera?
- What a silly question!  Camera, of course!

013. Health freak?
- Haha, no.  I figure I might as well enjoy myself, and worry about the consequences later :)

014. Drink or Smoke?
- Smoke, never.  Drink, every once in a while.  Cider is delicious :)

016. Eat or Drink?
- You mean we have to choose?  Probably drink, I'm always thirsty ^^;

017. Piercings?
- Nope.  I'd look silly with piercings XD

HAVE YOU EVER?

019. Been in an airplane?
- Lots of times :)

020. Been in a car accident?
- Yes, but it wasn't my fault!  *shakes fist at stupid other driver*

021. Been in a fist fight?
- Several, back in my school days .. none of which I started, but I ended a few (cheap shots FTW!!)

FIRSTS:

022. First piercing?
- *looks up*  yep, still have none.

023. First best friend?
- Lol .. my memory is fuzzy, I have no idea ^^;

025. First award?
- Still can't remember ^^;

026. First crush?
- Holy crap, where did my memory all go!!! D:

028. First big vacation?
- Florida when I was like, 15 :/

LASTS:

029. Last person you talked to?
- Nicole :)

030. Last person you texted?
- Um .. no idea, I never text, if I can help it :p

031. Last person you watched a movie with?
- Myself :)

032. Last food you ate?
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream ... mmmmmmmmmm *drools*

033. Last movie you watched?
- 2012

034. Last song you listened to?
- Caramelldansen (Speedycake Remix) :D

035. Last thing you bought?
- CSI Third Season

036. Last person you hugged?
- Dunno ^^;  I don't have too many people to hug XD

FAVES:

037. Food?
- Pizza.  I am a whore for pizza.

038. Drinks?
- Mango juice.  Stuff is delicious.

039. Clothing?
- Blergh, anything but my work uniform D:

040. Book?
- Does series count?  Abhorsen trilogy rocks :)

041. Music?
- Pfft, as if I could pick just one ;)

042. Flower?
- Pretty much anything but the amorphophallus genus.

043. Colours?
- Earth tones ^.^

044. Movies?
- I like too many .. Mystery Men would be up near the top somewhere, though :)

045. Shoes?
- I <3 my big clunky boots ^-^

046. Subjects?
- Audio Recording Techniques .. fun stuff :)

IN THE PAST YEAR I ... :

047. [ ] kissed in the snow.

048. [x] celebrated Halloween.

049. [ ] had your heart broken.

050. [ ] went over the minutes on your cell phone.

051. [x] someone questioned your sexual orientation.

052. [ ] came out of the closet.

053. [ ] gotten pregnant.

054. [ ] had an abortion.

055. [x] done something you've regretted.

056. [ ] broke a promise.

057. [x] hid a secret.

058. [X] pretended to be happy.

059. [ ] met someone who changed your life.

060. [ ] pretended to be sick.

061. [x] left the country.

062. [x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it.

063. [ ] cried over the silliest thing.

064. [ ] ran a mile.

065. [ ] went to the beach with your best friend.

066. [x] stayed single the whole year.  (Woo, 3 years and counting!)

CURRENTLY:

067. Eating?
- Nothing.

068. Drinking?
- Ditto.

069. I'm about to?
- Read (Douglas Adams FTW!!)

070. Listening to?
- Daft Punk - Da Funk

071. Plans for today/tomorrow?
- Same as always .. sleep and work -_-

072. Waiting for?
- A long weekend @_@

YOUR FUTURE:

073. Want kids?
- Hells no! D:

074. Want to get married?
- Not really .. more paperwork than it's worth, methinks ^^;

075. Careers in mind?
- Recording studio owner (yeah, I dream big XD)

WHICH IS BETTER ON A BOY/GIRL?

076. Lips or eyes?
- Eyes, I think (both guy and girl)

077. Shorter or taller?
- Doesn't matter .. it's all about the personality ^_^

078. Romantic or spontaneous?
- Mix of both is nice ;)

079. Nice stomach or nice arms?
- I dunno, never really thought about it ^^;

080. Sensitive or loud?
- I don't know .. I kinda like both, although it's a rare combination ^^;

081. Hookup or relationship?
- Hm .. I'd have to go with relationship, probably.  Not long term or anything, but hookup just seems like too short of a time to actually get to know someone ^^;

082. Troublemaker or hesitant?
- Either or :)  They both have their charm <3

HAVE YOU EVER:

083. Lost glasses/contacts?
- Luckily, nope ^^;  Come close a lot of times, though

084. Ran away from home?
- Never .. although I did want to :p

085. Held a gun/knife for self defense?
- Nevah!

086. Killed somebody?
- Only in video games :)

087. Broken someone's heart?
-  -_-

088. Been arrested?
- Nope.

089. Cried when someone died?
- Yeah ..

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

090. Yourself?
- Nope -_-

091. Miracles?
- Not as such .. I do believe in crazy coincidences, though ;)

092. Love at first sight?
- Nope.  Lust at first sight, maybe .. love takes knowing the person beneath the body :)

093. Heaven?
- Nope .. not my bag :)

094. Santa Claus?
- No.

095. Sex on the first date?
- AW HELLS NAW!  

096. Kiss on the first date?
- Nope .. not a huge fan of kissing, myself ^^;  All for cuddles, though <3

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:

097. Is there one person you want to be with right now?
- I wish I knew someone I wanted to be with -_-

098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life?
- Ah, hells naw.  But there's always the future :)

099. Do you believe in God?
- Of course I believe in myself, what kind of silly question is that? ;)  Seriously, though .. no.

100. Post as 100 truths and tag 5 people and why?
- NO TAGS FOR YOU!
  • Listening to: Boundaries of Imagination - Armin Van Buuren
  • Reading: The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams
  • Watching: CSI
  • Playing: Forza 3 &gt;.&gt;
Yes, I still live :p
I'm sorry for not commenting or replying to anything, I have been busy @_@.  Doesn't help that there have been so many kickass games released in the last few weeks .. I've been spending all my free time in front of the TV glued to my controllers ^^;

Buuuut, I'm back for now!  Have all sorts of new pictures (although I'll try to spread them out a bit so I don't overload your inboxes =P )  And I promise to try and comment and suchlike while I'm here, I know I've got a bad habit of letting thousands of deviations pile up and just wiping them all ^^;

Hope you're all doing well, and have an awesome day ;)  Cheers!
  • Listening to: Explosions in the Sky
  • Reading: Dune
  • Watching: CSI
  • Playing: Fallout 3 :)
Lo people o/

Just figured it was time for another little update.  Not much new since the last update .. found another job, moved back in with the parents, and am finally coming out ahead on the monthly bills :p
Haven't been too inspired to create much lately, at least nothing visual.  Got a synthesizer with some birthday money I got (a Roland Super JV-1080) and have been having plenty of fun creating music.  I have started to go through some of the older pictures I have sitting around, and decided that some of them are actually worth posting.  So, they may not be new, but at least I'll have something to post ;)

Anyways, that's all for now, except for one of those quizzy thingers I decided to fill in :p


Rules
1.Post these rules on your journal
2.Each tagged person must write 10 things about themselves
3.At the end you have to choose and tag 10 people and put their names or icons on your journal
4.Go to their page and say "i tagged you"
5.NO TAG BACKS!!!!!!

Bugger ..  I was technically tagged by :iconchibi-angel:, so what the hell, here goes ..

1. My taste in music is bizarre, but I always feel bad when people try to listen to my music, 'cause I'm sure they won't like it.  (I'm weird ;))
2. I like to play music, but I can never stick with one instrument long enough to get good at it, so I can play a great many very poorly.
3. I wish I knew how to draw, but whenever I try to learn I get all discouraged, since it never looks the same as it did in my head =P.
4. I am a guy, but I hate most men (with the exception of a select few) and hate when people assume that I am the stereotypical guy just because I'm male.
5. I'm sort of shy, and hate being in social situations, unless it's with people I really know well ^^;
6. I am really easygoing, and a hard person to annoy.
7. I'm at least half straight, but boobs seriously scare me :/
8. I seriously wish that space travel was really possible, I would like nothing more than to live on my own spaceship 8)
9. I am an affection whore, but afraid to show it ^^;
10. I love to cook, but am too lazy to most of the time, so I just end up eating junk food or deep fried crap =P

And now, for the last bit - I tag everyone who actually wants to do this =P
  • Listening to: 3 Libras - A Perfect Circle
  • Reading: Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
  • Watching: Serial Experiments Lain
  • Playing: EVE
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Delicious fruit wine :)
Just a little update for all my watchers, I have been rather absent lately, as I'm sure you've all noticed (kidding) =P.

So, after months of being unemployed, I've found a temp job, but as a result, I've been too tired to do much of anything but sleep.  As nice as it is to have money again, the amount of debt I have to pay back is starting to get ridiculous.  On the plus side, though, if I can keep the job, it means I'll have 3 day weekends for the rest of the summer :)

I've been playing around in GIMP a fair bit as well, trying for some texture and sort of abstract stuff, so I apologize if you don't like that kind of thing, 'cause you'll probably be seeing a bit of it in the future :3

Anyways, with any luck there will be new material coming soon, on both the film and digital fronts.  And, if my roommate moves out over the summer, I'll have a place to set up my darkroom, so there might be some C-41 and E-6 coming soon as well (I'm hoping :))

Anyways, that's all for now, I'll have a better update when I'm not so tired ;)

Oh .. and if anybody watches Hell's Kitchen .. were you as pissed off at the end as I was?
  • Listening to: Apoptygma Berzerk - Maze
  • Reading: David Brin - Kiln People
  • Watching: Hell's Kitchen
  • Playing: Oblivion
  • Eating: Cheese Sticks
  • Drinking: Milk
(actual journal entry past all the small text) :)

Alright, as much as I hate these silly quiz/question-and-answer things, this one just really caught my attention, so I figured it would be worth a shot :)  I'd be interested to see what other people get for their answers, as well :p



Psychoanalyze yourself; Don't read ahead, just answer the following questions with the first thought that comes to mind. Then read which each answer means at the end.

(No cheating!)

1. You are not alone. You are walking in the woods. Who is with you?
Leah.

2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal?
Chipmunk.

3. What interaction takes place between you and the animal?
I watch it go about it's business, until it leaves.

4. What is your dream house and how big is it?
A decently sized house by the ocean, preferably with lots of trees and rocks around, and no neighbors.

5. Is your dream house surrounded by a fence?
No.

6. You enter the house. You walk into the dining room and see the dining room table...What is on it?
A newspaper and some flowers, maybe.

7. You exit the house and a cup is on the ground, what kind is it?
Glass.

8. What do you do with the cup?
Move it out of the way.

9. You walk to the edge of the property where you find yourself at what kind of body of water?
Ocean.

10. How do you get to the other side?
Swim.


The ANSWERS

1. The person/people who you are walking in the woods with are the most important to you.

2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems in your life.

3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems.

4. The size of your dream home is representative of the size of your ambition to solve your problems.

5. A lack of a fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence indicates a closed personality. You'd prefer people not drop by unannounced.

6. If your answer did NOT include food, flowers, or people, then you are generally unhappy.

7. The durability of the material with the cup is made of is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship.

8. What you did with the cup is representative of your attitude.

9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.

10. The way you cross the water is representative to how easy or hard you expect your life to be.




Hrm .. well .. with the exception of number 9, pretty accurate! :)
Anyways, on to the actual journal bit - since my last entry, my plan to head back to the basics has run into a little snag, mostly that my film body is now out of batteries, and I'm too broke to afford more.  So it's been back to the digital body for now, until I find a job again (been laid off since November -_-).
On the plus side, though, I finally found a doctor that would listen to me, and I've been prescribed some new medication, which, I'm happy to say, is actually working this time.  I've only been on it for a week, but already things are looking up.  :)  Best part is that now my inspiration is back, so there will be (hopefully) plenty of new stuff coming in the near future.

Well, that's all for the artistic front for now, but I hope you enjoy what's coming next!  Until next time, have fun and fly safe! :)
  • Listening to: Tommy Emmanuel - Lewis and Clark
  • Reading: Isaac Aasimov - Foundation series
  • Watching: Penn and Teller's Bullshit!
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Delicious nothing
  • Drinking: Water
Digital revolution?  While most people seem to have jumped on (and I don't fault them, I'm quite sure I'll never be able to give up digital photography, however much it may annoy me at the moment :p) I've started to wonder if it's really such a good thing?  My personal take:

One thing I've realized lately is that digital photography (while convenient), has made me a much lazier photographer, and has kind of sucked the joy out of it.  Ever since I first got my digital SLR and shelved my old film body, it seems as if photography has become .. too easy?  I can take 20 different exposures of the same subject, from different angles, with differing exposures, and just pick the best out of those.  Which is a rather nice side of digital photography, for sure.  But I've almost started to miss the old days of getting everything set up, figuring it all out, then making one exposure that's just what I want it to be.  I don't know, it just seems to make the whole process more rewarding, beside the fact that you have solid evidence to hold in your hands to prove it afterwards :)  

So .. as of a few days ago, I have resolved to go back to the basics on photography, and back to where I first got hooked on it - with real film, in the darkroom.  Still got a bit of work to do, all my equipment needs a bit of a cleaning, and I'm a bit rusty with a few of the instruments, but just getting back to the darkroom has seemed to make photography more worthwhile again.  So, in advance, fair warning to my watcher(s) there will be plenty of oldschool B/W stuff coming up :)

Beyond that, I wish everyone a great day, and the best of luck!
  • Listening to: Drowning Pool - Bodies
  • Reading: Webcomics, and lots of them
  • Watching: Shaun of the Dead
  • Playing: Silent Hill 2
  • Eating: Cake! =D
Hello again, everyone.

  After almost a year of my last account lying dormant, I  have decided to get back into the photography scene here on DA.  I tried just cleaning up my old account, to make it more in line with what I wanted it to be, but short of just deleting everything and starting again, there was not much to be done with it.  So, I've started a new account, and hopefully I'll be able to keep up to everything this time.  

Oh, and I'll apologize in advance if you see some reposts from my old account, I still don't have that much new material to post, seeing as how almost all my pictures are still on my ex's computer on the other side of the country.  But there will be some new stuff coming soon, with any luck.

Just as one last side note, I'm trying to keep my account as photoshop-free as possible, sticking to only modifications that can be done in a darkroom (burn, dodge, color balance, etc.).  I also don't use pirated software, so if anybody can recommend a freeware/open-source image editor with those kinds of tools, I would certainly appreciate it.
  • Listening to: Epica - Dance of Fate
  • Reading: Steampunk magazine, issue 4
  • Watching: Pale Cocoon
  • Playing: Zelda: Twilight Princess