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Time For Me To Fly

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 20, 2014, 9:19 PM
Considering I only have a week left on this premium membership, I think I'm going to go ahead and shut this thing down. Only reason I stuck it out this long is for my daughters. The people I really follow don't frequent the place much if at all these days. 

Quite frankly, this place is kind of outdated and has never really done anything for me. *shrug*

If you're still following me here, and I applaud you for that, I'll be able to be found on the following places:

Facebook:
Dextra Hoffman's Art and Junk

Tumblr:
G.D. Batbitch

Twitter:
DextraHoffman

G+:
+DextraHoffman


I'll leave this here for a couple of days and then I'll come back and shut everything down for good.
Ciao.

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I'm just doing this to embarrass my daughters.

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 9, 2014, 11:28 PM
(stole from :iconsunpower100: and :iconmisspolarpan:)
RULES:
-You have to say who tagged you!
-NO DOUBLE TAGGING!!!
-You must be truthful.  No cheating!
-You must answer ALL questions!
-You just lost The Game.
-If you don't tag anyone at the end, I will EAT you!

The Basics
1. Full name: Dextra Dawn Hoffman
2. Age: I remember a time before the internet, let's just leave it at that.
3. Birth Date: April 30th
4. Birth Place: Some backwoods hick shack they called a hospital. Someone lied.
5. Gender: Female
6. Occupation: Art Ninja/corporate drone
7. Primary School: Mt. Sterling Elementary
8. High School: Montgomery County High School. I hated it so much I tested out so I could graduate a year early.
9. College/University: Morehead State University and The Art University of Phoenix
10. Eye Colour: One is blue, one is green. I'm dead serious.
11. Hair Colour: Orange, as Paul Sizer calls it.
12. Currently Living: On Earth?

Favourite...
13. Food: Sushi and/or chicken & waffles. Depends on the day.
14. Drink: A Late Pie. It's a drink of my own invention. Ale-8 (it's a Kentucky thing) and Dr. McGillicuddy's Apple Pie liqueur. Also, Wild Cherry Pepsi.
15. Band/Singer: Too many, but I'm very into Halestorm at the moment.
16. Song: Wayfaring Stranger (Ed Sheeran covered it, kids, look it up)
17. Movie: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
18. TV Show: Game of Thrones, Agents of Shield, True Blood, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, and a few more that my brain forgot.
19. Book: Strangers in Paradise
20. Colour: Red

Do you prefer...
21. Coke or Pepsi? Wild Cherry Pepsi
22. Anime or Disney? Disney. I tried with anime, but the only thing I liked was Cowboy Bebop. *shrug*
23. Guys or Girls? Uh, that's a conversation for another day.
24. Lips or Eyes? Eyes.
25. Kisses or Hugs? Who are you and why are you touching me?
26. Eating or Drinking? Drinking.
27. Novels or Comics? Comics. I have a hard time committing to a novel.
28. Summer or Winter? I hated summer until I moved to Colorado. But we get like 6 months of winter and it has guest appearances in the other seasons, so....summer. Yeah.
29. Outdoors or Indoors? I like my cave. There are only people I like here.
30. Camera or Cellphone? I have both. Phone fits in my pocket easier.
31. PS3 or Xbox 360? PS3. 
32. TV or Computer? Eh. I have far too many screens in my life. I'd go with computer probably.

Something personal...
33. Why did you choose your username? Uh...it's my name. And I hated it, swore I was going to change my name when I turned 18. Then I guess I got used to it. *shrug*
34. What is your favourite piece of your own work?  Show us: I usually always like the most recent thing I've done. So... Saint Tony Stark.
35. What is your most popular Deviation?  Show us: According to my stats, it's The Doctor At Christmas. I look at that now and think I could do so much better.
36. Look to your left.  What is the first thing you see? A silly wee kitten.
37. Now to your right: A bookshelf
38. Something you can't live without: Sarcasm.

The last...
39. Person you saw: My roommate.
40. Person you hugged: A friend on Saturday. It was his birthday.
41. Movie you watched: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Though I did watch Empire Records last night and remembered how old I am.
42. Song you listened to: To Save Rock N' Roll by Fall Out Boy. 
43. Book you read: Umm....Sex Criminals or Saga. Whichever one had the most recent issue out.
44. Thing you ate/drank: Cereal. Cause I'm an adult.
45. Time you cried and why: I don't cry.
46. Time you laughed and why: Earlier because I took a Buzzfeed quiz and it said I wasn't white. Oh the laughs.
47. Time you went out: A few days ago.

The first...
48. Person you dated: I married. Don't do that. Don't EVER do that.
49. Person you kissed: It was awkward as all hell.
50. Crush you had: Lynda Carter (aka TV Wonder Woman).
51. Thing you think about when you wake up: Fuck, again?
52. Best friend you ever had: My sister-friends, Katy and Athena.
53. School you went to: Mt. Sterling Elementary. Kids, you went to Mapleton first.
54. Big holiday you went on: Went to Mexico. Came back with a tattoo and some jewelry. Worth it.
55. Award you got: There's some plaque somewhere in my high school with my name on it for some singing thing. I was Rachel Berry before she was even conceived.

Have you ever...
56. Broken the law: Yep.
57. Been arrested: Not technically.
58. Had a hangover: Yes. Don't recommend it.
59. Been in hospital: Yes. And kids, you were there with me, so yes you have.
60. Been in a car crash: Yes. Also don't recommend it.
61. Flown on a plane: Yes. I hate flying though. I like being firmly connected to the earth.
62. Been on a boat: Yeah, a cruise ship. It wasn't bad. I prefer not to be floating over the ocean, though. It's full of nopes.
63. Travelled overseas: Not yet.
64. Had sex: Well, there's compelling evidence that it's happened.
65. Gotten pregnant: See above.
66. Had an abortion: Nope.
67. Been to a concert: Several.
68. Pretended to be sick to avoid doing something: Yeah, when I was younger. Now I pretend to be healthy so I don't miss out on stuff.
69. Skipped school/work: There was a time when I was far too good at it.
70. Broken a bone: Yeah. A few. Mostly in my lower legs and feet. Broke a toe last summer. On a boot I left on the floor. Lesson for the ages: always keep your shoes put away.

Deviant time...
71. Who is your closest friend on Deviant Art? Other than my clones, :iconshinga:
72. What is your favourite Deviation by them?  Show us: I'm just a bit biased, but she drew me as a gargoyle. And it was awesome. 
73. Which Deviant's artwork do you like the most? I just did. :D
74. What is their greatest work?  Show us: I can't, because it's not on DA. She drew the two of us hanging out, and I'm in my Batsuit. It was a Valentine's gift, and I love it. :)
75. Any favourite Deviant Art groups in mind? Any of them that have added my work, of course. ;)
76. What is your favourite artwork by the Founder of the group? Pass.
77. The Co-Founder(s)? Narf.
78. How about the Contributors? Poit!
79. Who was your very first Watcher on Deviant Art? No bloody clue. This is actually my second account. I killed the old one ages ago.
80. What is your favourite artwork by them? Pass.
81. Have you ever had any Daily Deviations?  If you have, show us: Not for lack of trying...
82. Have you ever won a contest with your artwork?  Show us: Nope.
83. Show us the first Deviation you submitted to Deviant Art: Like I said, second account. I don't remember what the first one was on the old one.
84. Show us your most recent submission: See the link to Saint Tony Stark up above.

More personal stuff...
85. Religion: Atheist with some wiggle room. If you can prove it, I'll believe it.
86. Social class: I don't need no stinkin' class.
87. Ethnicity: A fine mush of the pastiest Eurotrash you can find. In other words, 'Murican.
88. Languages spoken: English, on a good day, French, on better, and English with an Irish dialect when my brain hiccups. I have a sometimes amusing brain sickness that likes to mess with me, and well, these things happen.
89. A scar you have: More than you'd ever want to have.
90. Preferred medium: Digital. Wacom tablet and Photoshop or ArtRage.

Totally random...
91. Where is your dream holiday location? London.
92. What are you wearing right now? Pajamas.
93. What is the last thing you bought? Bottle of iced tea.
94. When did you join Deviant Art? Around ten years ago, I think. And then again 2 years ago after I killed my old account.
95. WHY did you join? I honestly have no idea. I wanted to have a place to point at and say "There it is, my pile of hours that I'll never get back."
96. What type of membership do you have? Premium
97. Are you playing The Game? Fuck you.
98. Are you a member of any other websites? Tumblr. I have hundreds of followers and I have NO idea why. 
99. Do you enjoy answering pointless questions like these ones? Not really. I had to stop and go scroll Tumblr for a few minutes in the middle there.
100. You're DONE!  Now, tag 5 friends:  Hahaha. No.

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I still live!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 24, 2013, 2:43 PM
Yeah, I'm making no promises of regular postings, but I'm getting the urge to create again, so I suppose that's a good thing. However, my premium account ran out a couple weeks back, and I'm finding myself highly annoyed with all the ads now. So I'll have to fix that soon.

Someone sent me another llama badge. I still do not understand the purpose of these things. I'm feeling very much like Castiel right now.

I'm really not sure what direction I'm going in, art-wise. I don't think I really want to be on one path. It feels limiting. I think, for now, I'm just going to do things that make me happy. And if something extraordinary comes out of it, then that's good. Not planning on setting any ridiculous goals for myself like I did last year. I actually did manage to complete my 365 day sketch project. Only it started out as a sketch project and turned into a monster, so I burned myself out horribly. So I haven't even wanted to look at my tablet for weeks. So I won't be doing anything like that again. Shorter term projects, maybe. But I know I always tend to overdo. Go go gadget OCD!

So hopefully, I'll be posting more art in the near future. Hooray!

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I have stuff for sale!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:54 PM
Small Business Saturday! And I have things to sell you! I have many different designs available in a number of different forms: t-shirts, prints, stickers, iPhone cases, iPad cases, hoodies, shirts for kids and babies, even! Come get some stuff!

I've also added some new things in the store recently, such as my Steam Angel design, as well as added different formats to some of my existing items, such as iPhone and iPad cases.


GO HERE: www.redbubble.com/people/dextr… AND BUY THINGS.

Thanks. :)

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This is where the art is supposed to go, yes?

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 15, 2012, 5:24 PM
I had intended, originally, to post my sketch-a-day project over here, but I ran into some problems with that. One, posting artwork here is a bit of a pain sometimes. I don't have a lot of time to be mucking about with categorizing everything, and if I were to throw everything into the scraps gallery, no one sees it. And THEN, even after I posted up stuff for a couple of months, DA went through and moved some of those to my scraps, so now the flow is all incoherent, and it looks as if I skipped several days. I think I should be able to arrange things in my own gallery how it makes sense to ME. But that's just crazy talk, I suppose. *grumble*

So I'm not sure if I'm going to be using this much more or not. I mean, I'd like to. It's where art SHOULD go. And I've thrown up a few pieces since, that I just thought would be acceptable as gallery pieces. (God I wish you could hear the sarcastic bile in my voice when I say that.) I just don't know if it's worth my time or aggravation.

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Commissions are now open.

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 12, 2012, 3:17 AM
Commissions! I am doing them. I am opening up for commission requests at a special rate for a very limited time. This is to offset the cost of me having to take some time off from the day job due to my health. In fact, I am limiting it to ten requests for the time being so that I don't get swamped. Here are the guidelines for this deal:

1. This is a flat rate, $20 commission. I am going to take the first ten requests that I get.

2. If you would like a piece from me, please send me a private message here, or to my email (dextra.hoffman@gmail.com), ONLY. I won't do requests in post comments. It's easier for me to track this way.

3. These are going to be 1-2 hour pieces, along the same quality as my better daily sketch pieces. You can use the last few days as reference.

4. I enjoy doing fan art pieces, but please, no slash or porn requests. Nudes are ok, but let's keep it classy, eh?

5. I will only take payments via Paypal at the email listed in #2. You don't have to pay up front, but I will require payment before you get the finished piece. If you're wanting something more involved, still, let me know, we can always work something out. :)

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I have a website now.

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 2, 2012, 3:36 PM
I'm not really all that big on posting journal entries here. But I thought I should since I went and made myself a website and I thought you'd like to see it.

So here it is: dextrahoffman.wix.com/art

Let me know what you think. I do have a few coding issues I need to go in and correct, such as removing the contact form (because it doesn't work and I don't like those things anyway).

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Well that's a little annoying.

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 13, 2012, 11:59 AM
I noticed something that's bugging me. When I did the initial upload of my daily sketches, I used Sta.sh to upload the backlog and then post them to my gallery from there. They show up as recent deviations in my little gallery preview on my profile like they should. However, when I post them directly from DA, to the same category (Traditional Art / Drawings / Doodles & Sketches), they do not show up in my recent deviations. They go straight to scraps. Then I have to copy them over to my sketch folder.

Is this just a default for that particular category setting? I mean, I don't want to mislabel anything. But if that's just the way it is, I may just either upload all these sketches through Sta.sh from now on, or just do it once a week, because the point is that these are to be seen. And if they're going into my scraps, they're not. So yeah. A little annoying.

Also, on an amusing note, the one sketch I've submitted that has gotten the most attention is the one I hate (in a tongue in cheek manner) the most. January 23rd. The pony and the smurfs. I have a long history of loathing smurfs. But I did it to make someone smile, and it worked, so I'm ok with it. But I'm just so bewildered at that one being the most popular of the bunch. *laughs*

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I paid for a premium account, so I suppose that means I should actually start USING this thing. I'll probably start by uploading my daily sketch project that I've been working on since the beginning of the year. Not right now. Maybe tonight. Or over a couple of days. And I'll fluff up my profile and make it all nice looking and stuff. Yay productivity!