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Hello everyone! I'm a little late with this but Happy New Year!

Still, the reason for this journal, despite the title, is not that. In fact while I have nothing against the New Year celebration I don't really feel the year has started (Despite the new calendar) until the 6th of January. Some of you may already know but the reason for this is that it marks the anniversary of the first story I ever submitted, the day I decided to be a writer.

It's hard to believe 5 years (5?! Really?!) have gone by since then. Feels like yesterday and like a whole past life at the same time; some things have changed while others have remained the same. I'm not sure if I can say I've grown because of this, but I can say I've experienced things I wouldn't have had I not taken that decision, met people I would have never have met and do things I wouldn't have dreamed of when I first started. At the end of the day it has taken some of my time, but knowing that you've been able to create something out of nothing instead of just appreciating what is out there and be able to see things from a different perspective is a satisfaction that has no comparison.

If anyone reading this is even remotely interested in starting to write I say go for it. The first times is hard but at the end of the day it's worth it.

Still, you can't never really tell how far you're gone until you see where you were before so here's a few yearly comparisons:

2010: fav.me/d2gzptt (First submission).
2011: fav.me/d354xjw (Submission mentioned in that year's Journal).
2012: fav.me/d4lilon (Submitted exactly on that Journal's date).
2013: fav.me/d5pvg6q (Submission mentioned in that year's Journal).
2014: fav.me/d6z9mw3 (Submission mentioned in that year's Journal).
2015: fav.me/d8cwdrt (A bit rushed but submitted today).

Results: Drastic improvement on the first year, improved grammar punctuation after the second. After that for the next three years it's only looking very closely that some slight improvement is noticeable, and it's only in certain word choices. In fact it almost seems I've gotten worse over the last year but that could also be that I'm being harsh on myself (Creator Syndrome?). Perhaps I've just reached the writing level any "writer" should have and it's not so much about the writing itself anymore but the topics and how the skill is used.

In fact, this last year there is an alarming amount of stories that were started but left unfinished if anything. Four short standalone stories do not make for four "series" left unfinished. Also, the short stories keep turning into multiple-part ones that never reach a conclusion so last year's milestone of reducing the word count wasn't met. Let's see if I can make it this year.

On the bright side, over the last year I've come to realize I'm not so much of a loner as I thought I was and have been able to "break out of my shell" a bit more than before. Sadly, this at the same time means less activity here, my ever-increasing inbox is a proof of that.

That said here's this year proposition: I will check on at least 3 things a day this year. 3 things may not sound like much but it's a start.

On an unrelated note, "Feliz Dia De Reyes"! (Or "Happy Epiphany," though not sure if that's a thing). For those wondering, it's another of the winter catholic/christian holidays regarding a biblical event about 3 Oriental Kings bringing gifts to the Messiah (Jesus). In Mexico it's celebrated along the lines of Christmas: lot's of food, family get-together and "Rosca de Reyes," a traditional cake made specially for the day.

Is Epiphany celebrated anywhere else though? Make sure to let me know if it's celebrated where you live, and how it's celebrated.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Dirty Work - Halestorm
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Terraformars
  • Playing: Pikmin 3
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Tea

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Axel230
Alejandro
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
Mexico
Icon Requests:
For icon request's information please go in here:
axel230.deviantart.com/journal…
Lot's of people ask me for the animated sprites avatars I do. They're free and the requests are always open, but before you go asking for one please make sure to read this first.

Chatroom:
You can find me here most of the time I'm online (You'll get to know me better if you chat with me anyway XD):
chat.deviantart.com/chat/RDFCO…

What can I say about me? I'm just some sort of complicated introverted person that could hardly even be considered"Normal." I swear it's not on purpose though, it's just the way I live

I write enough stories to consider myself a writer and I can say is one of my passions. I'm not a serious writer though, considering all of my stuff is only fanfiction since even when I have made my own characters I'm using a ready-made cannon. Said that, most of my works are about Pokemon, specially :icontamarinfrog: Pokemon series "Random Doom" to which I have a strange addiction (Don't question me! That thing is amazing, go and see for yourself). In fact I have even translated her comic, the links are below.

I also do a small share Flash animation, digital editing (Considering I can't draw to save my life) and Sprite animation such as my avatar. I'm always open for small animated avatar requests so don't hesitate to ask, even though I'm slow XD

My other main passion is music. It's hard to show on Deviantart but I play guitar, bass, drums, violin, flute and keyboards. I'm afraid I can't say I'm better than "decent" on most of them save for guitar and keyboards, in which I can consider myself at least "average." You may find a link to any cover I make and if you ever need assistance on any project feel free to contact me.

Just like most people in this site I love videogames (Pokemon is the most obvious by now though), most Anime series, comics, cartoons and books. You may call me a geeky, nerd, freak or whatever you wanna call me; after all that's me, and I rather be that than a fake, empty, flaw person (That sounded a bit aggressive, oh well).

I guess that would pretty much sum up who I am and what I do. Feel free to say hi, I won't bite.

Nintendo Network ID:
Axel2300

PSNID:
Axel230

3DS Friend Code:
4613-6836-7124

Pokemon Soul Silver Friend Code:
0647 5511 9674

Myspace:
www.Myspace.com/Axel230

Youtube Acount
www.youtube.com/user/Axel230

Random Doom Spanish Translation
Chapter 1/Capitulo 1

www.fileden.com/files/2007/12/…
Chapter 2/Capitulo 2
www.fileden.com/files/2007/12/…
Chapter 3/Capitulo 3
www.fileden.com/files/2007/12/…
Forum Page:
www.forosdz.com/foro/manga-en-…

Covers:
Don't Say Lazy (Keyboard)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=w06bVB…
Don't Say Lazy (Keyboard Tutorial):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9Oj1…

Current Residence: Mexicali
Favourite genre of music: Rock and any of its subgenres
Favourite style of art: Music, Love stories
Operating System: Windows, Linux
MP3 player of choice: Insignia Music Player (RIP)
Shell of choice: Is this even legal?
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever is on the wall?
Skin of choice: RACISTS!
Favourite cartoon character: Road Runner (Bugs Bunny), Mokona!,Mio (K-on!), Yuki (Haruhi Suzumiya), Ross (Pokemon Random Doom)
Personal Quote: "One chooses to make a difference."
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:icondeimonday:
Deimonday Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
I have to thanks you a lot for all of your comments and your favorites. Thanks you!
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:iconaxel230:
Axel230 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, just keep it up :D.
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:iconmonkeykinghero:
MonkeyKingHero Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope your doing well man
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:iconaxel230:
Axel230 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.

I'm actually doing pretty good, how about you?
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:iconinfamouscrusader:
InFamousCrusader Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Merry Christmas, Axel!
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:iconaxel230:
Axel230 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Tank you :iconlulztank::la:.

Happy New Year :D.
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:icon9tailsfoxyfoxy:
9tailsfoxyfoxy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ey yo when you wanna battle bruh?
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:iconaxel230:
Axel230 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm kinda late to this reply, aren't I?

Let's battle this weekend (Or the next if you can't)!
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:icon9tailsfoxyfoxy:
9tailsfoxyfoxy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very haha x'D I may need your fc again bleh

sure!
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:iconaxel230:
Axel230 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sure thing!

4613 6836 7124
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