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Alexandra Laird
Artist | Photography
United States
My name is Alex. My life seems to be pretty consistently crazy, but I can go with the flow if my camera comes with me. I need to write more often, and take an art class. Or a few. I enjoy traditional drawing as well as drawing, painting, and creating photo manipulations in GIMP with my trusty-dusty tablet (ask me how I came to own it sometime).

I never want to hear you tell me that my work is 'good for a teenager' or 'good for someone who...'. It's good or it isn't, and I want you to tell me which or I wouldn't be here. I want to learn and improve, and I seek the feedback, guidance, and knowledge of the deviantART community. Any comments or critiques--positive or negative--that are given to me are appreciated beyond words.
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Happy Birthday Kyro100!

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 4:36 AM
:party: Happy birthday Sammy! Go say happy birthday to Kyro100 if you get a chance. Maybe give him some llamas.

My little brother's growing up. He's in high school for Pete's sake!

Sam makes the coolest characters. He doesn't draw OCs, he doesn't write fanfiction, he just makes stories for the love of storytelling. And I think he's pretty good at it. He can start describing a new character and your first thought--thanks to the internet--is 'great, a Mary Sue'. And then he flips it. Completely. He is a studier of tropes and expert trope averter, subverter, and lampshader. He makes you get attached to characters and then kills them gruesomely. Worse, he believes Anyone Can Die and will illustrate this by not just gruesomely killing beloved characters, but by giving a light, anticlimatic death to the villain the protagonist has been hunting just to screw with them. They then have to come to grips with the fact that not only is the object of their hate gone, but they are disappointed that they couldn't give him a more painful ending, leading to an agonized What Have I Become? moment. What does this mean? It means Sam is a troll.

Last night we were discussing something about the villain that he most famously did this with. Zander is a Zabrak (:jedi:) villain who's just 2 cool 4 school. He could...almost...be a good-guy, but it wouldn't be any fun. Anyways, we were discussing characters and I had moved on to another, but Sam hadn't caught that when I said "Whoops, I left out the 'Y' in his name." Deadpan, Sam goes, "What? There is no 'Y' in 'Zander' except 'Y-M-I so sexy?'" :lmao:

Man oh man I had more to say and I can't remember any of it. Eh, that's what the edit feature's for. I just get all emotional. :sniff:

Stamp: Love Commenters by Flame-of-the-PhoenixForget Stuff Stamp + PLZ by Mirz123Stamp - Not Okay by stop-tracing
:thumb262056712:So Many Books by LaPurrSTAMP: TV Tropes by Emotikonz


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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
You've improved since I last saw your art O: And your photography is still lovely C:
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sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
thank you so much for adding corset. to your :+favlove:
it really means a lot to me. :thanks:
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Azph Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav!
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you so much for :+devwatch: !! :bow:
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Stuzal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch!
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