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About Varied / Artist Core Member Hal N. Shumaker32/Female/United States Groups :iconslade-is-te-pwn: Slade-is-te-pwn
for those who don't "Deadpool"
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Deviant for 5 Years
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Statistics 4,970 Deviations 15,201 Comments 79,257 Pageviews


Mar 26, 2017
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my "gimmie free art" guy deactivated, LOL! Maybe come back a bit more understanding, please ;)
Fri Mar 10, 2017, 9:39 AM
I'm still going to answer that one journal "comment and I'll", I PROMISE.... :ashamed:
Sun Feb 19, 2017, 11:49 AM
the journal thing it coming, I promise!! <3 ;)
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 7:32 AM
okay... I think I've hit everyone I need to... ;)
Fri Sep 9, 2016, 8:44 AM
Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:20 AM
We love you, sweetie, and want you to be safe! :hug:
Wed Aug 10, 2016, 12:49 PM
I need to do tags... :ashamed:
Fri Aug 5, 2016, 9:01 AM
blrrrrrrrrr, so many thing in my MC.... and I love them all, I just need time ^^;
Fri Jun 24, 2016, 9:00 AM
I'm reeeeaaally hoping that person's OC is okay with miss tantrum........................ *hides*
Thu May 26, 2016, 8:58 AM
Sat May 21, 2016, 9:15 AM

Apologies for the sudden journal load! Should be done now :3 

11 deviants said It's okay, Hal! :D
6 deviants said We understand! ;)
4 deviants said We support you! :#1:
4 deviants said aren't there any less happy poll options here? (NO :devilish: )
2 deviants said It'll always get better! :hug:
1 deviant said No biggie! :)
1 deviant said Hang in there! :wave:


Commission Account: :iconscintillant-merc-h: SCINTILLANT-merc-H

Slade stat loading bar loop B 1 GIF b 1 by HalEmoteCommission Prices and RulesSlade stat loading bar loop B 1 GIF b 1 by HalEmote
(it's pretty simple....)

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Hal N. Shumaker
Artist | Varied
United States
my commission account--> :iconscintillant-merc-h:

A thing about my comment priorities, friends come first!

A complete list of all my alternate accounts. SH heart 4 50 by Scintillant-H

my tumblr.
and my sideblog for chatting.

Just some reading material for myself to find easier...~~~


STAMP: WIP to protect from whim violation reporter by Scintillant-H STAMP: respect good violation reporters by Scintillant-H ElsAnna stamp nonincest by Scintillant-H R.I.P. Robin Williams Stamp by poserfan STAMP stay, fight, win. by Scintillant-H STAMP The things I do for that fave character... by Scintillant-H Stamp for CatsEyeNebula by rockettreverie dA logo stamp by Daemon-Illusionum Valor Girl support stamp by Scintillant-H

Scintillant Bubble Icons Red by Scintillant-H I only dev-watch friends and VERY few others.
Please don't be offended if I don't play "llama for llama" or "watch for watch", etc. it's not you, its me.

Scintillant Bubble Icons Orange by Scintillant-H I'll be "general friends" with anyone, but know that true friendship comes with time and effort, on both ends. ;)

no rabbithole logo by HalEmote Before I saw the corporate corruption, this place was my "home." It's a bittersweet joy these days. Make what you can of it.

Scintillant Bubble Icons Yellow by Scintillant-H I might AT, but it would mostly be for friends. You can ask anyway :)

Scintillant Bubble Icons Green 2 by Scintillant-H I take point commissions. Here are my prices, etc. :points:

Scintillant Bubble Icons Blue by Scintillant-H No, I do not do requests. I used to have a list of requests, but its closed. That kind of free time is going towards friend's art gifts :meow:

Scintillant Bubble Icons Pink by Scintillant-H Yeah, a few people have blocked me, and I'm willing to get along with them any day. They stalk my page and I try to stalk back, but I just don't have the time (please don't tell them that... I don't want them to feel unloved).

Scintillant Bubble Icons Med Purple by Scintillant-H There are, currently, only 2 people (online) who are such crap, I can't be friendly with them. That would change if THEY changed, but they've demonstrated refusal to do so. Everyone else who's been an ass to me in the past, I'd welcome with open arms. :)
* note: I only have one of those people blocked.
Offline, there are 2 people also, but not the same people. :)

I don't really wanna be this way, but there's little I can do otherwise.

I don't mind at all dealing with someone who has trouble with English. :) I welcome all walks of people. But if someone comes to me with a request (as on: not a commission) and either their English is too poor for me to understand or they seem to be talking in such a way that we have too hard a time communicating, then I'm going to have to call it off automatically. There's a lot of effort to understand someone before I do this, and yes if it becomes too much a problem with a commission, I won't take the commission either.

I feel badly, especially since I have the patience and all, it's just a matter of a few things. Time, interest, priorities (usually: pay), personal connection (friend/stranger)...

And then there's my own mental health. We all have it, and while I have all the functions necessary to handle mere miscommunication it's a matter of "do I feel like wasting any further stress on this, however minimal it really is-?" And after so long, the answer becomes "no. I could do it, but man, I have other things I'd rather be doing..." ... and some days, all the stress counts. Thankfully, those are rare. ;) But this last year has taught me that I really am changing and I really do need to take better care of my new self. I can't be arrogant about what I put myself through, at least not until I get the hang of this "new self" setup/thing/whatthefuckeveritis. Just because it's small and I really don't feel that it's taken a toll on me doesn't mean it hasn't. I really need to get used to this. ^^;

The last few days someone's wanted me to collab with them on a NSFW comic they want to make. No problem, I can do NSFW. This person is;
-new to dA
-total stranger
-not a watcher
-not paying
I was willing to hear them out, but a collab with a stranger is almost 100% out. They'd have to have one interesting story to tell to interest me, so I asked for the details. They kept emphasizing "it's NSFW" instead of just telling me the plot, which kinda said to me that it's just a cheap porn comic instead of anything decently written or with an attempt at plot. Yeah, it's actually kinda creepy drawing up some stranger's sexual fantasies for free, even when the sexual fantasies aren't creepy, themselves. They can be totally vanilla and cuddly.

The "free" part makes it feel like I'm playing part in them in a personal way, where being paid would put up a barrier of professionalism between any personal part of me and the work itself. If it was for a friend, then there's the boundaries in that. Friendship sets up the foundation "it's nothing creepy, it's a gift for a friend/they won't take it the wrong way" as well as already having comfort zones established with that person. And, of course, anything sexual automatically is of personal nature, so yeah, not every friend is one you'd exactly feel fine drawing giftporn for, lol!

Anyway, there just seemed to be a lot of "failure to communicate"* and there would be very little point in continuing further. I specifically told them "In light of the continuous communication difficulties, I don't think we're going to be able to collaborate on any kind of project at all. I'm sorry. I hope you find an artist or something else in life that makes you happy. :) (Smile) Have a nice day. -Hal" The communication difficulties continued in their failure to understand that I was declining their collab request, and even further as they then thought to ask for an MLP picture which they did not specify in nature. Yeah--I just told them that we couldn't work on ANYTHING together and they again wanted to work with me. But they didn't say "collab" or "request", so since my MLPs have been commissions lately, I linked them to my commission prices and they got feverish with me about it not being commission. The poor communication continued, but you get the point.

* I don't usually use that term for these things, because that scene from the movie the quote came from was of such a nature that it's really not about "failure to communicate," lol. ;)

If it had become a commission, I'd have made the extra effort to create more clear understandings, but there still would have been a limit to it. However, under the circumstances, it just wouldn't have worked out. They couldn't even understand me saying "it won't work", lol. It didn't so much seem like they didn't speak decent English but rather that they were going about it lazily (and after the conversation continued, it seems English is their mother tongue). I can understand if they're having difficulty because of some mental health conditions, but then they have to be understanding of others who they're asking free art from and have difficulty communicating with.

I have a right as an artist to turn down any stranger who comes up and says something like "spend your effort on my ideas for free with no present of future reward because I asked you to." Not to mention that I have it ON MY PROFILE that I don't do requests.

I'll listen to an idea that might be fun, but yeah, when you disregard even checking the profile you automatically disrespect the artist. But, we're not assholes, we can understand that maybe you looked and didn't see that part. No one's perfect. However, whether it's there or not, asking for free art, and something with a lot of effort involved like a comic, yeah, artist has the right so say "ohhh.... uh, no thanks."



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Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Forgive me for asking, but what is your avatar picture based on?
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017   General Artist
No harm in asking. ;)

Actually, I've been meaning to draw it up as a better looking picture, big and everything lol.
As far as what it's based on, it's an expression of positivity overcoming negativity, with white taking over and pushing the darkness away in big waves that sweep everything off. It's how I felt when empathy just kinda took over... and still is doing so, lol. All this positivity coming in against my will and making everything nicer. :)
Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Interesting. I'd like to see it someday.
Christopia1984 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I sent a note to your commission account.
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016   General Artist
Got it :D
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