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Fri Apr 25, 2014, 12:39 PM
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 3:19 PM
Banana power!
Sun Oct 20, 2013, 3:49 AM
*Tarri Take* MINE!
Fri Jun 28, 2013, 6:53 PM
BROWNIES HERE *points to tum-tum*
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:26 PM
Thu Mar 14, 2013, 5:04 PM
*megaphone*I SAID*whispers into megaphone*yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay~
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 6:23 PM
*megaphone* WHAT? :ohnoes:
Thu Feb 14, 2013, 2:25 AM
I SAID,*whisper whisper whisper*
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 5:09 PM
Mon Feb 11, 2013, 1:29 AM



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Artist | Student | Film & Animation
New Zealand

Name: Tarri (nickname)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
Astrological Sign: Libra-Scorpio Cusp
Birthmark: Red triangular mark. Turns purple in the cold.
Occupation: Student

Senior Student currently living in Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand, in my last year studying the Bachelor of Digital Media - Animation (Degree).

From the township of Dargaville in the Winterless North, on the island of the... uh... North Island, New Zealand, I gained my first Diploma in Digital Multimedia Production at Northtec in Whangarei (NI, NZ) before trading the warm-to-hot part of Aotearoa where no one knows what a winter is, to the most southern city this island archipelago, situated at New Zealand's butt.
But this butt blows no greenhouse winds to keep us warm - instead, I live in a realm of polar winds blowing in from the Antarctic, and where hail is bountiful.

I continue to study and live here, wondering what the hell I was thinking.

Along with the excitement of animating and drawing, along with the personal hell that are essays and research projects, I am also a published graphic novelist - sadly, not for sale under conventional means, and only one volume published at this time.

My goal in life is to get my art to awesome specs and to write awesome stories.
And possibly animate the hell out of them if I have time.
Arty, Farty, Pudding and Poop.
Gather 'round for a generous scoop.
I know it looks questionable and perhaps a bit smelly,
But keep it in mind it once came from your belly.

And now that I have put you all off from reading my journal, let us proceed.


Life sucks, proceed to next chapter.


Few of you may already know, but life sucks. For those not aware, please read the above chapter, which shall be recapped in this chapter, within this very sentence prior to the text you are currently reading.
Suffering three close family deaths within a period of eight months is no fun experience. Starting last year, about a year ago, when my last remaining grandfather died at the age of 93. It's a remarkable age, don't get me wrong.
But then at the beginning of this year, my uncle (59) suddenly passed away, while he was visiting. We never saw it coming, and I have to wonder, if he ever did...
While this was going on, my grandmother (whom I loved to absolute pieces) was not doing so well. In a nutshell (because it hurts to ponder over), she was having a lot of problems health-wise, and no one knew why. Until we found out.
And she passed away in March.
So suffice to say, this year has been the worst ever, which has seriously affected my progress into obtaining my bachelor, but I press on with those scars.
That said, two more family members. Yeah. One is due for death, the other most likely to pass away.
I heard three family deaths. Do I hear five?
So yes. This year has been an absolute *#&!!$.

New Friendships

With all this powerful negative string of events that just seem to keep going, 2014 has at least given me a new friendship. I met her not long after my grandmother's death, and after being really chatty with each other on different occasions, we have sparked quite a close friendship, and she has made it her (almost) daily ambition to kidnap me so we can continue to talk and hang out after a day of classes and assignment work.
Also her dad shouted us the movies, and we went to see Mrs. Brown's Boys.
It was friggin' awesome and hilarious.

Questioning my Poke-dentity...

A lot of you probably know that in terms of pokemon, I have always typically identified myself as Eevee. And while I would probably associate my personality to more of a Mew, I do try to stay away from legendary pokemon if I can help it.
A while ago I pondered what pokemon my personality matches well with compared to various pokemon types, and one type I questioned was the Electric Type. Some of you may already have seen my poll, which asks you to vote on which Electric Type pokemon you would be, based entirely on your personality, as opposed to the "What is your favourite Electric Type Pokemon" question.
Although from some of the way the comments read, I fear the question wasn't read, and people are choosing their favourites, not their personalities.
But anyway.
Mine? Pachirisu. Apparently it suits me.
Really well.
And I have stumbled across many animated gif files which actually portray real events (aka meddling and messing with my friends) that reflect so darn perfectly.
So my poke-dentity is called into question... and I feel that my personality reflects a Pachirisu far more than an Eevee.
So... should I try on the Pachirisusona and see where that leads?
Does this scare you all?
Do I do it for the big, poofy tail?

Storytime, Children

Of dragons...
Recently, my thoughts have wandered back to a novel I started writing some time ago, which has been left in the dark for literally years.
But I want to continue it - I have four chapters, and I wish to continue.
So I want to try and find some time for writing. I've missed creative writing.

...and fairies
I also once drew up a very simple comic panel of sorts, with two kid fairies playing a video game. I have showed a few of my friends, and one of them said if it was a comic, he would buy it.
So perhaps a simple little fairy comic full of little fairy adventures is an idea.
What do you think?
(The image isn't up on DA, but I have done some fairy art, which is currently floating around in my gallery under the more recent submissions... go take a look-see! I'd appreciate it!) :meow:

Other than that...

I've had a rough one. My family has had a rough one.
No denying that.
And today I was planning to do some work on one of my assignments for one of my papers, and I did do a little bit... but I am all like bweh.
Good day to ye, children~
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: Bittersweet Candy Bowl
  • Watching: Misc.
  • Playing: Ocarina of Time, Pokemon X
  • Eating: Herb and Garlic Shapes
  • Drinking: I had a cuppa tea... it's gone now.

Based on your personality, if you were an Electric-Type pokemon, what one would you be? 

5 deviants said Jolteon
4 deviants said Mareep / Flaaffy / Ampharos (Comment which one you would be)
3 deviants said Shinx / Luxio / Luxray (Comment which one you would be)
2 deviants said Dedenne
1 deviant said Pachirisu
1 deviant said Emolga
1 deviant said Other (There are many - You'll definitely have to comment which one you'll be!!)
No deviants said Pichu / Pikachu / Raichu (Comment which one you would be)
No deviants said Plusle / Minun (Comment which one you would be)
No deviants said Electrike / Manetric (Comment which one you would be)


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SunnieDoodles Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi!!! I haven't talked to you in forever!! <333
I think Ideletedyournotes,IwasOnemyphsreallytricky,soIThinkIdeletedThemacciedently.
TarriPup Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
OMG SHE LIVES and so do I apparently! :la:

WE HAVE NOT TALKED FOR AGES we need to restart talking nao. *nods*

And what I got from that was... you accidentally deleted my notes because you were on your phone and it's really tricky..?
SunnieDoodles Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My ohone was really messed up and it was all slow, and trying to delete other notes?
until now.

TarriPup Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
YES. Because I found the last note I sent you and just resent it, easy. :P
Now to wait for the conversations to come rolling in!! :la:

It makes me feel so loved... ;_;
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Kyle-Fan1166 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't talked to you in forever so I shall now greet you!!

Haii!! c:

We haven't stalked the ham in a really long time. :iconhamplz:
TarriPup Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
People are saying hi and I haven't been on DA as often as I used to YAAAY FOR ASSIGNMENTS AND PAPERS AND STUFFS~

Hai. c:

I know there was something about the ham, but I think I forgot what it was... xD
Kyle-Fan1166 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like drawing paper. Not work paper. Unless drawing is work. Then yay. c:

How is you? 

We stalked the ham together, to make sure no one takes the ham. Our ham. LOTS OF HAM. cx
TarriPup Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
My papers are the academic type which result in degrees, and not the hot and cold celcius kind of degrees. :P
My papers include animation and digital illustration. *nods*

How is I? Well it all began when my mother met my father *prattles on for a while* and then today I felt kinda down and had a nasty headache but I had class so I still went and I think I have almost finished my puzzle illustration and I think my photo manipulation to turn a 6 year-old me into a cyborg is pretty much done.
How are you?

I ham ashamed to say I don't really remember it. Well I do remember the shenhamagans we did, just not the detail~
I mustard you for details or directions for I ham afraid my memory isn't helping~
angelinanarayan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Photographer
hooray, another fellow new zealander!
TarriPup Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Omg! We're everywhere!! :ohnoes:
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