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I think you've done an awesome job on this piece, and considering that you've worked so incredibly hard to finish this, I opted to writ...

At least from me. I may finally be done traversing some really major rough patches and very time-consuming ordeals. 

So much has changed over the past few years! I just started my drivers license (which to you Americans probably sound ridiculous but let me tell you, it costs an arm and a leg here so it's not something you want to pay for unless you really need it) and got a new job! Actually I've gotten two new jobs within the span of 4 months. I also got married 3 years ago if anyone happened to miss that announcement, and moved into a house last year with my husband. Lastly we got a cat, which I'm super surprised at myself for, because I always thought I couldn't stand to have cats as pets, but Frigga is adorable as anything :heart: I still want a dog though... maybe next year!

Work related things
First I started working for a really old boss of mine at a catering company. Honest work (damn hard work, my joints have been absolutely killing me). Two months ago though, I got contacted my an international recruiter who thought I'd be a good candidate for a position at a major Internationally-based American marketing company here in their European department as their Print Production Manager for their clients up here in the Nordic region. I'll be starting the 1st of September!
I can't believe I got picked for something like this. My whole career throughout has been a constant up-hill struggle to earn enough credit within my field as a Graphic Designer for people to just glance in my direction. People just don't hire anyone with less than 8-10 years of experience any more, so you guys can probably imagine my surprise when they decided to put me on a 6-month trial contract despite production management not being my main focus these years.

Anyway, back in January I decided that 2014 was meant to be a game-changing year for me and it definitely has been so far. I hope that with the credit of such a large company behind me, I'll eventually be considered eligible by the packaging pharmaceutical industry - which is where I truly want to be, though that's a story for the future for now :)

Art related things
The single most stressful ordeal for me these past 4 years have been the fact that I've never had a permanent contract, but with a little luck and a lot more hard work, I will have earned that by February next year, and that means that a little more of the pressure is off which will actually allow me to do more art - primarily draw some Age of Heroes, sprinkled with various fanarts of series and comics that I like along with a little bit of calligraphy if I ever dare to show it here on DA ^^;

I went to Japan with my husband on our late honeymoon two years ago and had calligraphy lessons there by a very stern old man (he had the sweetest wife though). It really prompted me to learn more about it, and now I actually have the tools to practice it.

Anyways, it's been a long time DA. I'm glad to be back as much as my life permits it.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: My youtube list
  • Reading: Dragons: Worlds Afire
  • Watching: Documentaries
  • Playing: Triple Town
  • Eating: An ungodly amount of soup
  • Drinking: Water

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Maria Fuglsang
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Denmark
Current Residence: Copenhagen, Hidovre
Favourite genre of music: i like most most music...ECEPT most rap (hate rap)
Favourite photographer: none
Favourite style of art: Shonen / Fantasy
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: Creative
Wallpaper of choice: Hmm hard to choose...
Skin of choice: classic
Favourite cartoon character: Spyro / Hatake Kakashi
Personal Quote: You can do everything you want to.... just have to be stubborn enough
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Greetings, Maria.  How's the weather in Denmark?  Also, if don't mind me asking, what did you think of Season 4 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (if you've managed to watch that yet)?  Speaking of which, do you still remember that artwork I commissioned from one artist on DA that depicted Crona (in pony form) asking Twilight Sparkle about magic?  You know, it a gift I had done for you.
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vonPipkin Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's 15 degrees Celsius and sunshine. And I think season 4 of MLP had its ups and downs. There were episodes like the one with Daring Do where I really had to scratch my head, but then there were episodes with the CMC tackling bullying in a much better way than the Babs episode ever did and that was really nice to see. Of course I remember that picture! It's in my personal files here on my computer as well as in my favourites.
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner 59 minutes ago
I wish it was that cold down here in Texas, where everything there is sweltering with extreme heat.  

I liked the two-part finale where Twilight Sparkle fought head to head with Tirek.  It was like reliving one of several fight scenes from Dragon Ball Z (the anime).  

I'm still glad that you loved it. :)

Forgive for changing the subject, but if you don't mind me asking, did you ever like the internationally-known Robin Williams as an actor (if not's that fine by me)?  Because he was someone I grew up liking in films during my childhood, especially with one of his most well-known roles as the hilarious and magical Genie from Disney's Aladdin (he made my childhood very memorable with that role).
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KrazyKari Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Von! Sadly you are barely active on here anymore, which is a huge shame since you are very talented, and I have been in super deep love with Crona for too long. XD Her story is so interesting, to the point where I believe she would make the perfect canon character. Her design, story, just UGH, I love it! I've been thinking of a Spyro comic to work on, and I can't help but thinking about Crona in it, and the more I think about it, the more I wanna use her. XD I wanted to know if in anyway she was up to be sold off, I am completely broke (only have 83 cents in Paypal now XD) so I was wondering if I could do an art trade for her? You know, do some art pieces of whatever you would like, in trade for ownership of her. :) One thing I must say though, please don't feel pressed about it, I really don't mean to sound pushy! That is the last thing I want. Have a good day Von! :)
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vonPipkin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Kari :) It honestly makes me really happy to know that there are people like you who think me talented and like my original creations - fandom setting or not. I know I haven't been very active at all here the past few years (it's a shame, I'd like to be more active myself). That said, Crona will always be a very very dear character to me as well and I don't think I could bear selling her off. HOWEVER, if you ever want to use her in your stories or art, you have my permission to do so :) 

I hope this is alright for now. I do intend to get back here when I'm not so damn stressed, but my career for the past 8 years has been a very bumpy one on account of the world-wide recession, so until I can get my footing properly, I will only be here on a sporadic basis. That said, I wholly wish to be able to contribute more as soon as I can.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I've doubted for years if I deserve such praise, but it still means a lot to me :heart:
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riptidespiritwolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD will we ever know what happened to certo and crona, pipkin?
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vonPipkin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you just might ;) 
Although, as I've mentioned before to others, Spartan-029 and I are insanely busy people who are both working very hard to establish ourselves and our respective careers within our fields, and because of this, we have so little time to do much else at the moment. 

But yes, I'm pretty darn sure you will and I'm glad you guys are being so patient about it in general. I know it's not exactly fun.
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riptidespiritwolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD hooray! And I understand completely. If I may share, I myself still need to get into college (it's hard since my family are peasent/poor people class XDD but I,m trying my best).

i reread book 3 and I noticed it kinda gives a little bit of closure with certo and crona since cynder sees them in the crowd (or I think it's them) and certo is father (d,awwwwww XD) but something between the ten year gap would be awsome to see. I love certo and crona's relationship it's alot more gritty and real and takes time to develope rather than minutes or a few sort days (seen a couple stories that do that and it kinda feels paper thin) and would love to see what adventures they get into  XDD

anyway thank you for responding to a simple fan, and hope your having a good day :) 

Cheers to you and spart, pipkin! *holds up a beer* XD
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vonPipkin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I hope you get to have a good time at the college you get into then! I've never tried something like that because my education system is way different, but I hear it's an important time for most :)

And yeah, Book 3 does give a little closure on the subject. You'll definitely know where they ended up, I suppose it's just the 'how' that most people ask us about. That will have to be up to your imagination for a while longer though ^^;
And I think that we wanted their relationship to be a lot more rocky in many ways. I can't remember clearly, so don't hold me up on it, but I think we talked about how a lot of other OC relationships at the time we started writing about them, were very sort of one-two one dimensional happenings that, as you describe, felt a little flat. And since neither of these two idiots are perfect individuals in any way, it just fit for their relation with each other to ultimately be a lot more complicated.

And haaa, don't say that! I really appreciate that so many people love Spartan's series so much. He's still one of my best friends even though we don't always have a lot of time to talk (we talk like, once a month maybe, that's how much time we have these days). But we'll get more time some day, I'm sure of it :) It's just these blasted job markets and fields we're in that makes time such a precious but rare thing XD;

-Cheers you right back!-
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Amperus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with this: sta.sh/01354emz2lbg so I don't want to upload it just yet, it's still a work in progress, but I'd like you to have a look and say if it's good or not.
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