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About Varied / Artist Premium Member Hal N. ShumakerFemale/United States Groups :iconseason-six-is-ours: Season-Six-Is-Ours
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Sep 2, 2014
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DON'T HIT ON ME, FRIENDS. (unless it's a joke XD)
Wed Aug 20, 2014, 7:20 AM
I keep forgetting about the shout box ^^;
Sat Aug 9, 2014, 7:25 AM
Awesome bases! Can't wait to see those upcoming Slade stat-pages ;)
Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:23 AM
awwww... heine1 deleted their account before I could reply to their NICE shoutout! XD
Thu Jun 26, 2014, 7:06 AM
jill valentine in real life
Fri Jun 20, 2014, 7:09 PM
Fri Jun 20, 2014, 2:46 PM
Syxxy, please stop stalking me already ;p you blocked me, it's over, lmao
Sat Jun 7, 2014, 8:18 AM
GO AWAY TROLL! or at least bring muffins!
Fri Apr 11, 2014, 6:48 AM
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 7:46 PM
a request? anyone?
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 10:46 AM

If you make an OC, then you later find out that it uninentionally resembles an unrelated canon character, do you change your OC? 

4 deviants said No, my OC was made carefully, I won't edit their quality. :shakefist:
4 deviants said Only if they have a LOT in common.
3 deviants said Yes. I don't want to be accused of ripping anything off. :(
2 deviants said NO! that's a perfect joke in the making! :D
2 deviants said Why? Everything's been done already, accidents happen. :movingon:
2 deviants said Depends. What did you do now, Hal? :giggle:
1 deviant said I'll only change my OC a little... :smoking:
1 deviant said THEY STOLE FROM ME WITH A TIME MACHINE!!! :shakefish:
1 deviant said ... I don't make OCs. :goodbye:
1 deviant said (I made one that accidentally resembled male Elsa and was thinking about edits........)


Current Commissions Underway;

TT Slade computer magic stat bars level 0 by Scintillant-H 1.) a Slade project with a friend :)
Status bar nanite activation level 2 by Scintillant-H 2.) movie poster of OCs
TT Slade computer gauge stat bars level 4 by Scintillant-H 3.) tattoo for pie friend ;)

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Hal N. Shumaker
Artist | Varied
United States
My original account--> :iconhal-shumaker:
my commission account--> :iconscintillant-mobile-h:
my mature account--> :iconscintillant-mature-h:
my memo account--> :iconscintillant-memo-h: watch that account to recieve updates on everything going on in every account. ;)

other accounts I made when I forgot my password and now have found some uses for.

:new: my tumblr--

I only art trade if you draw Slade in color by Scintillant-H Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Gifts - Friends Only by SweetDuke ACEOs - Friends Only by SweetDuke No Kiribans by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke Collaborations - Ask Me by SweetDuke


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
Not that I ever gave very "great" things anyway, but...

My computer's been slowly dying on me recently. Being a laptop from 2002, I'm lucky it lasted as long as it has. But now, it won't let my SAI program open files anymore. It'll pull up the file, but open it as a blank. It's got the correct width/ height, but it opens as a totally white page, no matter what.

sketch chibi TT sladebot type 1 pic c 8 by Scintillant-H

If I start a SAI file, I can't save it, because when I do, it opens all the layers as blank white layers. Nothing saves. If I try to save it as a PNG or JPEG, or anything, it tells me there was an error.

I can do little things, then copy paste them into MS paint files, but that's ALL I can to. My computer's clipboard, thanks to it's "health" problems, is VERY small. I can't copy-paste big things or it'll plain kill the computer. Overheat it.

I have no choice anymore. My computer is just too far gone to handle it. Until someone hands me a new computer (psh, sure...), or I win a contest (haha.... yeah right), this is the fat lady clearing her throat to tell us all: "IT'S OVER."

It'll be sketches, pixels, or small chibis from now on. At least until the whole computer shuts down and deletes all my works completely. :C

I know this is by far the least of my life problems, but my art and the ability to make art were one of the things I had which made me feel like I wasn't completely worthless... loosing this was a huge blow. :( Bigger than I can find words to describe.

My life has taught me to just pick up and continue on with what you've got. I can... but man. This hurts. I thought about taking a commission where the payment was a new (or somewhat used) computer, but I can't DO the commission without the computer. The one I've got certainly can't handle it. I'd have to say "yeah, send me the computer first, then I'll get the art to you..." and who in their right mind would agree to that?

I'm gonna peak around a but more. I'll store all my SAI files on a cloud storage site and await the day I get a new computer. Even if it's used and just "new" to me, personally.
Maybe I can find something. I know I can't, but it's my art, man... I've lost just about everything else in my life, I can't stand to lose my ability to complete that.

You know, it hurt when my cat died. It hurt when I found out, thanks to the bank being douchebags, we have to make a duoble house payment this month, so we're gonna be hurting financially that we may only get one meal a day. This winter is going to be REALLY hard on us. All about money... but I could do some art and not feel worthless. It's not the same as people telling me I'm not worthless. Angst can argue "yeah, they only TELL you that because they're trying to be nice... you're STILL worthless." But when I can make art, I can PROVE to angst that I'm not worthless. I can be productive somehow. It's the one thing I can do when I'm depressed, when I'm in pain. But now that it's gone, I have nothing.

This is a depressing factor that I just can't get past. Just... "art" and "gone"... aw man... life fucking SUCKS sometimes.


Huge bummer. I wanna sit in a corner and mope... which I may as well do, since I can't digink or color my art anymore. I want to cry, but I know there's no point, and I'm sick of crying over money, hunger pains, Mom not being able to afford her heart medication, dammit I'M TIRED OF CRYING.
I want to be able to be OPTIMISTIC about something for once.

But there is no light at the end of this tunnel. Just a brick wall. I want to beat the hell out of it, thinking maybe it just LOOKS like a brick wall, maybe it's a balloon made to look just like one. Maybe it'll pop and there'll be the light with some shining solution... and then I slap myself for being a moron.

Then I slap myself again for thinking that wanting a solution is "being a moron." It's not being stupid to want some fairness in life, to want to save yourself and/ or be productive. It's not being a moron for an artist to want to make art, and be completely crushed when you find that you can't anymore.

Well... maybe it's time for me, pencil and paper to start spending more quality time together. I've been meaning to do that, but it also means that you wonderful deviantART people won't get anything in color for a while 'cept maybe some small chibis that my MS paint program can do (without killing the computer further) or some pixels. :)

Hell, I've been through worse things than this and held my chin up. I'm an Outhouser, for crying out loud.
:D Something like this? Be the end of me or my ability to carry on? PSH!


I'm still crushed.... I really am... but it's not like this is the only computer in the world. I'll get my hands on another one someday. :)

not so glittery...

* edit;
I've asked my brother if he has an old computer lying around that he doesn't use or need (he's always tinkering with something and having scraps laying around, I'm sure) or if he knows someone who's maybe getting a new computer and they're getting rid of their old one. I don't expect anything to come of it, but it's DOING something about the problem. Or... trying to do something, at least.

* edit 2;
Heard from my brother. He has no 'extra' computer and doesn't think he knows anyone who does. :( well... didn't hurt to ask.
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miincdesign Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the +favs!  Heart
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Scintillant-H Featured By Owner 1 hour ago   General Artist
:hug: anytime!
vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :+fav: on angel2 by vw1956 :)
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   General Artist
not a problem ;)
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