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Creative block

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 4:21 PM



Well, I'll start by expressing gratitude (to a great many loving people and powers) that I haven't suffered from it significantly since I've been at dA.  I've had it for stretches of a few days - but usually when I've been "gone" that long it wasn't from creative block, it was because of "real world" responsibilities.

I think there are several kinds of creative block, each with its own solution:

Motivation ("aw, I still don't feel like it...").  Of course, if you aren't a professional whose art pays the rent, you do have the option of indulging this!  Some amount of indulgence is healthy - recharge the batteries, as it were.  Especially, consume some art! - play a game, watch some movies - if possible, of course, enjoy the kinds of things that will awaken those little creative beasties in your brain.

At some point, of course, you'll want to take the next step and overcome the block.  The best suggestion I've seen is the one passed on by SartoriTangier: limit yourself.  Work on quick projects that can be done at one sitting.

Well, that works for some media better than others.  If your medium is oils, it may not work at all.  If you're a photographer, it might mean that instead of scheduling a major session with models and travel and all that, just get out into your back yard and shoot the flowers, the neighbor's house, etc.

Then, too, some of us are ADD.  (I don't call it ADHD because the "H" is for Hyperactivity, which I've never had except for a tendency to fidget.) If you're familiar with it, you know that it doesn't mean inability to pay attention, it's inability to control HOW MUCH attention to pay - and for some of us ADDers, it means sometimes getting on a roll in which a "sitting" proceeds into the night and into the following day, if not longer.  Oh well.  If you don't miss that big job interview or your best friend's wedding, and you DO come up with something good at the end of that "sitting", hey, feel good about it! - and get some sleep.

A very different kind of creative block that I've experienced, is the failure of my execution to rise to my vision.  "This is just no @#$%^& good!"  Well, why not?  It's probably better than you think.

In this case, here's something you can do: COPY!  (NOT steal.)  Look around for something you like, and when you see it, do something similar.  Do it your own way, so there's no mistaking it for theft.  This is what good artists do all the time! - nothing is ever completely original; if it were, nobody would be interested in it.  If it's too crudely derivative, don't post it; when in doubt, get permission.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
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Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

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  • Listening to: Transylvanian Baroque from the Codex Caioni
  • Reading: Cambridge Ancient History
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as usual
  • Eating: waiting for my daughter's awesome Mabo Tofu
  • Drinking: LaCroix coconut sparkling water

Self-censorship (a rant)

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 16, 2017, 5:26 PM



A few weeks ago one of my watchers complained about the "epidemic" of porn at dA.  I almost agree, though I don't think it's at dA.  What I've noticed is an epidemic, not to say a pandemic, of gross explicit self-censorship, with smileys, hearts, Patreon logos, mosaic, all sorts of ways to ruin good art.

I blame Patreon.  Lots of people on Patreon want to sell porn, so they self-censor it horribly in order to make it "acceptable" at dA - and so it will tease people into buying the real thing at their Patreon site.

Some self-censorship is not so offensive.  Judicious cropping can preserve the quality of an image.  So can explicit items that are part of the art, like arms hiding breasts, provided this is done with some subtlety.  And of course clothes are almost always acceptable, as long as the group the image is submitted to doesn't require nudity.

</rant>

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

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The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

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  • Listening to: "Antar" by Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Reading: The Mound Builders by Robert Silverberg
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: LaCroix coconut sparkling water

Some help with the current changes

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 13, 2017, 4:40 AM



Thanks to all!

From 
:icondangerguy01:, :iconrenderpretender:, and :iconshnoogums5060:: For those of you having trouble providing access to your older images because of the DA changes: Go to your Settings (under your user name at upper right), Personal/Browsing, and change "Paging" to "Click through pages" to set it back to the old default.

From Mysticaya-StarRain:  H
ey guys.for those that are stuck on how to move favorites or art in your gallery,you have to click "edit page" on the upper right hand corner of your gallery/favs and then it will allow you to move things,and then you click "done" to exit out.

ime still not sure how they are sorting under "popular",im still confused on that.

anyway,for those that are stuck,i wanted to let you know that.it took me a bit to figure this change out.hope this helps ^^

(For group images, it's a little trickier.  You have to go into an individual folder, then click "Edit Folder", then "Edit Images."  I found this out myself!)


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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Nothing now - my MP3 players are acting up
  • Reading: Cambridge Ancient History
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

A happier new year! And some dA bugs

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 1, 2017, 2:15 PM



First, I wish ALL OF YOU a happier 2017 than 2016 has been for so many of us.


I think a lot of us have been having trouble with stats lately.  Here, for example, is what my "summary" has said, more than once:


Chronophontes has 238,896 pageviews in total; their 127 journals and the 2,399 deviations in their gallery were viewed 0 times. Chronophontes watches 356 deviants, while 1,201 deviants watch Chronophontes.

Overall, their deviations received 0 comments and were added to deviants' favourites 0 times, while Chronophontes made 48,077 comments, about 13.4 comments per day since joining DeviantArt. This means that Chronophontes gave 48077 comments and received none.

The deviation with the most comments is A Glass Act, stage 0 with 0 comments, and it is also the most favourited, with 0 favourites. The most viewed deviation is also A Glass Act, stage 0 with 0 views.

0 Favourites were given for every 10 Comments.

Every 1.4 days Chronophontes uploads a new deviation, and it's usually on a Sunday, when 343 (14%) of deviations were submitted.

The busiest month was August 2016 when 48 (2%) deviations were submitted.

The majority of deviations are submitted to the digitalart gallery (2291), while the favourite category was characters > female with 1636 deviations.

Comments per deviation: 0
Favourites per deviation: 0
Views per deviation: 0
Comments per day: 0
Favourites per day: 0
Deviation views per day: 0
Pageviews per day: 66


Somehow I have my doubts about this.

This is just the most blatant of many statistical  issues.  I often get the message "Statistics are temporarily unavailable" - and when I get them, they are usually wrong, though not quite as wildly as this.

To end on a happier note:  Happy new year, all!

To end on an even happier note:  stats are working again, January 3!  All of dA was down for an hour or so - I assume they were fixing the problem, in which case an hour isn't all that long.



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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Various by Ravel and Shostakovich
  • Reading: History of Urban America
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

About the Chronophontians, part 2

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 27, 2016, 11:55 AM



The original About the Chronophontians may have become too big!  At any rate, Sailor Rose Red wouldn't stay in it - when I clicked "Update Journal", she wasn't there.  So she gets to start a new journal:

Sailor Rose Red Sailor Rose Red thumb by Chronophontes
OC of TheOfficialKaeChan
Body: DAZ Aiko 4.
Eyes: ocean blue
Hair: Sapphire Fox hair by Quarker, from DAZ
Skin: V4 standard texture.
Signature color: pink

"Birth":
8/16/16, 4:03 a.m. EDT
Sign: Leo
MBTI type: ISFP
Enneagram type:
7 "Hedonist"
Native language:  English


Mineko Kono Mineko thumb by Chronophontes
OC of Lady-Cinderella
Body: DAZ Aiko 3.
Eyes: ocean blue
Hair: Various - she likes to experiment.  Formerly the 50s Pony Tail by ???  
Skin: A3 standard texture.
Signature color: pink

"Birth":
1/31/17, 5:00 p.m. EST
Sign: Aquarius
MBTI type: ENFP
Enneagram type:
7 "Hedonist"
Native language:  English


Candace Candace by Chronophontes
OC of awash2002
Body: DAZ Victoria 4.
Eyes: blue
Hair:
Lollipop hair by DAZ
Skin: V4 standard texture.
Signature color: pink

"Birth":
2/2/17, 9:00 p.m. EST
Sign: Aquarius
MBTI type: ISFP
Enneagram type:
7 "Hedonist"
Native language:  English




Kelly Kelly thumb by Chronophontes
OC of Mysticaya-StarRain
Body: DAZ Victoria 4.
Eyes: blue
Hair:
California hair by DAZ
Skin: V4 standard texture.
Signature color: deep blue

"Birth"
(in Chronophontia, not IRL): 2/4/17, 2:01 p.m. EST
Sign: Aquarius
MBTI type: ISFP
Enneagram type:
1 "Critic"
Native language:  English



Trinivieve Trinivieve thumb by Chronophontes
OC of Mysticaya-StarRain
Body: DAZ Victoria 4.
Eyes: blue
Hair:
(will tell you later)
Skin: V4 standard texture.
Signature color: deep blue

"Birth"
(in Chronophontia): 2/16/17, 10:55 p.m. EST
Sign: Aquarius
MBTI type: INFP
Enneagram type:
5 "Observer"
Native language:  English


Crimson Crimson thumb by Chronophontes
OC of Mysticaya-StarRain
Body: DAZ Victoria 4.
Eyes: deep red
Hair:
California hair by DAZ
Skin: V4 standard texture.
Signature color: red

"Birth"
(in Chronophontia): 12/9/15, 9:41 a.m. EST
Sign: Sagittarius
MBTI type: ESFP
Enneagram type:
5 "Hedonist"
Native language:  English





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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Bach violin concertos
  • Reading: History of Africa to 1800
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

School bullying

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 8, 2016, 7:28 AM



(A repost from suerichardsff)

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying, and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, just not to rip it. Then she then had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, They may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message had hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.

(It's funny, isn't it? In some ways, the Internet is a tool that can even enable cyber-bullying. But it's also a tool that can help fight it as well.)

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Euthie's harpsichord
  • Reading: Who Killed Kirov?
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Ten questions for somebody!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 27, 2016, 11:12 PM



Ten questions for Pandora, one of my favorite (and most popular) OCs.  Thanks to Silver-Fox-Princess for the idea!

1. What is your favorite food?


French fries with super-hot salsa.  I like candy too, especially from Lady-Cinderella's Bonnibel's candy shop.  And it goes without saying that I like chocolate.  In the outside world I'd probably be way overweight by now.

2.  Where do you live?

In Chronophontia, near Mermaid Lake and some of the best beaches in the world.

3. How are you around other people?

I only have sex with those I love - but I love EVERYBODY.  (Though I draw the line at kids and family.)

4. Any family?

Yes!  My mother Giovanna and my little sister Chiara are here in Chronophontia.  I also have two older sisters, Phyllis and Phoebe, who are not interested in Chronophontia.  (I think they think they'd be expected to go around naked like me.  They would look good that way, but they hate the idea.)

5. What are your likes?

Sex, hanging around with friends, sex, talking, sex, writing hot romances...did I mention sex?

6. Any love interests?

EVERYBODY.  Well, Bim, my One and Mostly, is number one - but the whole world (male and female) is in a dead heat for number two.

7. Any dislikes?

Injustice, bullying, anybody being mean except me.

8. How would you describe your world?

Chronophontia is the best!  It's warm all year round except when we want it to be cold, so I don't need clothes at all except for decoration.

9. How would you describe yourself?

I'm just generally a very fun person.  I don't look half bad either, especially naked.

10. Any Final Words?

Lots, but I guess they'll have to wait - poor Tom doesn't feel like typing any more.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Euthie's harpsichord
  • Reading: Who Killed Kirov?
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

They're Kitty's

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 28, 2016, 3:09 PM



Congratulations to those who voted for Kitty in the poll on "Whose?"  Those boobies are hers.

Kitty thumb by Chronophontes  The best, of course.

Oh, of course.  what's distinctive about them is that "bump" or raised area at the top of each breast.  Nobody else with the same breast size seems to have those.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

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  • Listening to: Lovin' Spoonful, "Nashville Cats"
  • Reading: History of Latin America
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Hello, Kitty

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 19, 2016, 3:38 PM



Wow!  Kitty thumb by Chronophontes (Kitty) is a full Chronophontian now!  And "Kitty Month" is the month of a special celebration.

:iconizka-197: has been making some OCs available for adoption ( fav.me/d9t2s68 ) and I asked if Kitty might be available.  Izka had to think for a while, but decided that I could give Kitty a good home with lots of love.  

Kitty thumb by Chronophontes  Got to give him credit - he does!

So, Hello Kitty!  And welcome to Chronophontia, as if you hadn't already been welcome for years.  And dziękuję, Izka! :huggle:

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Sousa marches
  • Reading: History of Latin America
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Whose month?

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2016, 3:29 PM



Lady-Cinderella suggested that I devote a whole month to izka-197's lovely catgirl Kitty.  I haven't felt up to making a whole month of images exclusively of Kitty, but I figured I could spend the month of August doing lots of images of her, and maybe semi-dedicating future months to other characters.

But lately I seem to be doing more of new OC Cherry!  Granted I have a bit of a crush on her, as I had with Kitty when she was new.  Maybe I can have a month dedicated to both...

Kitty thumb by Chronophontes  Let's fight over it.

Cherry thumb by Chronophontes  Oooo, a catfight!  That sounds like fun.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Sousa marches
  • Reading: History of Latin America
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Chronophontia

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 20, 2016, 1:09 AM



It's the magical land where "my" people  live.  (I put "my" in quotes because, as many of you are aware, I experience them as being real though disembodied people, with their own thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc., which are not necessarily my own.)

Chronophontia had no geography until a few years ago, when Lady-Cinderella created the kingdom of Onen, on an island continent just north of the island of Chronophontia (Onen map, version 2Chronophontia, version 2 ).  Chronophontia is in the tropics, so it's warm all year round, though thanks to its magic it can be cold when people want it to be.

I suppose it's my idea of heaven - a place where nothing goes wrong...well, nothing goes seriously wrong.  Childbirth, the most nearly dangerous thing in Chronophontia, is safe and nearly painless.  There's no disease, no crime, no need for government.  Chronophontia City has a mayor, whose job is primarily to host foreign visitors, and who otherwise does as little as possible.  Poor Dr. Shirley, who works hard for a new medical degree every fifty years or so, doesn't have much to do.  (But she's the Fall Faerie, so in the fall she has LOTS to do, coloring leaves.)

But there is lots of love, and there is plenty of sex!  It's a little different in Chronophontia.  Women get aroused faster and have orgasms faster than in the outside world; men last longer.  There is also one admission requirement: a man must be a "gentleman" who makes sure his partner has her pleasure as soon as or before he does.  There are no special admission requirements for women, though the local magic seems to make women better looking, and the ones I know are musical nd generally intelligent.

It's possible to be monogamous in Chronophontia; many of its people are.  But not all!  Some of the men and at least one of the women like to play around, and the women attached to the promiscuous men "don't get mad, they get even."  And not all of the women have men "of their own", so the unattached men are kept busy entertaining them.  Many women also cheerfully entertain each other, as do some of the men, though more quietly.

Doesn't it get boring there?  I suppose it does, though in "my" part of it there's enough going on that nobody gets bored.  And while nothing ever goes seriously wrong, there are plenty of minor annoyances to keep you on your toes and provide humor for the rest of us.  And once in a great while there are serious threats: for instance, a few years ago the wicked queen of Onen, in her drive for absolute power, got past the defenses of Chronophontia and made lots of trouble.  The defenses have been strengthened since then.

How to get there?  It generally requires magic.  Some people arrive through the Bermuda Triangle; others come in through space/time warps; and at least one person (Aisha's sister Linnea) came by train.  (Presumably from something like J. K. Rowling's Platform 9-3/4).  The rest of us, alas, have to rely on our imagination.

So have fun, and with luck I'll see you there!

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Erik Satie's medieval-style music
  • Reading: Cambridge Ancient History
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

On being a group admin (repost)

Journal Entry: Sun May 22, 2016, 5:56 PM



(I have a notion that there's a new generation of new admins wondering about some or all of this stuff.)

Lots of us are, and I occasionally hear of group admins, especially new Founders, wondering how to set things up or manage things.  If this stuff is already obvious to you, please forgive - it isn't obvious to everybody.

Before getting into technical matters, here are some policy issues:

:bulletyellow: What to do about the Featured folder?

There are at least three possibilities: the simplest is to treat it just like any other folder.

Many groups, especially larger ones, reserve this folder for admins' choices, and either lock it out from ordinary submissions, or simply ask members to refrain from submitting to it.

Simply asking tends not to work very well, because, well, people are lazy and don't read the rules.  (I've been pretty careless about that myself.)  So if you want to reserve the Featured folder, you need to lock it - see "Technical matters" below.

The third alternative, favored by some small groups, is to set up Featured as the only available folder, so everything gets submitted there.  The admins (or in one case, just the Founder) will then go through new submissions and move them into other folders.

This is practical for small groups with onlY a few submissions per day.  It does not work well for larger groups, where I would recommend locking the Featured folder, asking people to submit to the correct folder, and declining miscats.

A corollary of requiring people to submit to the correct folder is that folder names must be clear and unambiguous.  This is a problem in at least one group where I'm an admin: even those of us who are familiar with the folder names often have trouble deciding whether a submission is to the correct folder or not.  (Other times it's obvious - shame on you, submitters.)

:bulletyellow: Submission limits?

A very good idea for larger groups and groups that are subject to occasional "spamming", as when somebody submits a huge number of pieces all at once.  People who have to vote on fifty items from one person, HATE it, especially because the submissions ALL have to be examined in case some are valid and some not.  (See "Technical matters" for how to set this up.)

:bulletyellow: "Quality"

This can be a good idea, especially for a larger group, when the quality criteria are clear and objective - for instance, no drawings on lined paper, 3D images with no poke-through, etc.  The criteria also need to be stated in the rules.

The problem arises when admins are given discretion as to whether a submission is "good enough", i.e. whether they like it, and if the person voting doesn't like it then it's out.  I've even left one group where the "quality control" was openly arbitrary.  (The voter in question simply didn't like 3D art.  Period.)  It may be OK to have a few groups try to set themselves up as juried art shows, but that is not the spirit of dA.

At the other end of the spectrum is automatic acceptance - again, this is suitable for small groups but probably not for large ones.

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Technical matters

A lot of admins don't know how to use the Admin Area to control various things.  It's extremely useful though.

Within the Admin Area is a sub-area called Manage Members.  It can be a little elaborate to use this, but not difficult.

In the Manage Members area, on the left you need to choose the "rank" you want to control - Founder, Co-Founder, etc. - if you want the same rules to apply to various ranks, you need to set them separately for each one.

On the right is a set of controls for that rank.  If you are the Founder, you probably want to give yourself full control of everything.

"Join Requests:" has three options: Are Not Allowed, Are Subject to Vote, Are Automatically Approved.  Choose the most suitable one; if "Are Subject to Vote", you'll need to decide how many votes are needed and how long before a request expires.

Many other fields in this area have the same three options.

"On Gallery" - you may want to have different rules for different folders, especially if you plan to lock the Featured folder or leave it open and lock the others.  In these cases, select Show All Folders.  You can then set submission criteria ("Are Not Allowed", etc.) and submission limits if any, for each folder.

There are some other fields - hopefully this is enough to give you a feel for how to use those.  You're more than welcome to note or message me if you have more questions!  There's a lot I still don't know, so the answer may be "Ouch" or something to that effect, but I'll help as much as I can.

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Updates of info about Lady-Cinderella's Kingdom of Onen audio:
 Kingdom of Onen Update 5/10/2016 4:39PM
 Kingdom of Onen Update News 5/22/2015 Auto Update
Kingdom of Onen Project update

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

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  • Listening to: Prokofiev's Montagues & Capulets (teen rumble!)
  • Reading: Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Kingdom of Onen audio play

Journal Entry: Fri May 6, 2016, 6:24 AM



OK, what is the Kingdom of Onen?

It's the nearest continent to the island of Chronophontia (Onen map, version 2).  (For a closer view of Chronophontia, see Chronophontia, version 2.)

The project is an audio book by Lady-Cinderella, and the purpose of this journal is to publicize it!  Part I is the story of Onen's Queen Helena and how she became the queen of Onen.  Part II picks up the story of Linnea, sister of our own Aisha, who comes visiting from Detroit, meets Helena's son Orpheus and gradually falls in love, and marries him after defeating the evil queen Athena.

Lady-Cinderella has collected a full set of voice actors for the characters from Onen and the neighboring lands of Gisletha and Chronophontia.  I for one am looking forward with excitement to hear the voices of the Chronophontians.  (I "hear" them already, so I'd be comparing the voice actresses with the voices I know.)

For the release date, and more information as it becomes available, check the journals of Lady-Cinderella, as well as the play's Tumblr site princessjenabii.tumblr.com/ .  (Better yet, watch her so you will receive the journals automatically.)  Enjoy!

(Update at Kingdom of Onen Update 5/10/2016 4:39PM )
(Another update: Kingdom of Onen Update News 5/22/2015 Auto Update)

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Prokofiev's Montagues & Capulets (teen rumble!)
  • Reading: History of Transylvania
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

A cute quote

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 7, 2016, 5:18 PM



from Oscar Wilde:

"Chuang Tzu, whose name must carefully be pronounced as it is *not* written [pinyin Zhuangzi, which is actually a little closer], is a very dangerous writer, and the publication of his book in English, two thousand years after his death, is obviously premature, and may cause a great deal of pain to many thoroughly respectable and industrious persons.  It may be true that the ideal of self-culture and self-development which is the aim of his scheme of life, and the basis of his scheme of philosophy, is an ideal somewhat needed by an age like ours, in which most people are so anxious to educate their neighbours that they have actually no time left in which to educate themselves.  But would it be wise to say so?  It seems to me that if we once admitted the force of any one of Chuang Tzu's destructive criticisms, we should have to put some check  on our national habit of self-glorification, and the only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them."

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Prokofiev's Montagues & Capulets (teen rumble!)
  • Reading: History of Transylvania
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Gigantic breasts

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 15, 2016, 4:41 PM



I never liked them much (Teraboobs) until I was asked to create a character who had them (Azalea, The boobie girl).  But I found that I enjoyed them!  I still tend to think of megaboobs as parodies of real breasts (which I like large, but realistically so), but I've been creating an awful lot of those parodies lately.  Oh well, those who enjoy huge boobs, enjoy! - and those who enjoy parodies, enjoy!

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


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  • Listening to: Prokofiev's Montagues & Capulets (teen rumble!)
  • Reading: Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Out of town for a few days

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 28, 2016, 8:58 AM



today until tuesday 3/1.  So don't worry about me!  I've scheduled some postings but that doesn't mean I'll be there.

To those of you who are also traveling, have a good safe trip!  And to those who aren't, have a good safe stay.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

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That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Hanuman Chalisa - Indian instrumental
  • Reading: Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Out of town for a few days

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 28, 2016, 8:58 AM



today until tuesday 3/1.  So don't worry about me!  I've scheduled some postings but that doesn't mean I'll be there.

To those of you who are also traveling, have a good safe trip!  And to those who aren't, have a good safe stay.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

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The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Hanuman Chalisa - Indian instrumental
  • Reading: Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

A white horse is not a horse

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:18 AM



A little light entertainment for y'all!  Despite the title, this is gonna be kind of technical.

Gongsun Long, a Chinese philosopher of the third century BC, thought this one up - and, to his own satisfaction, "proved" it.  In the words of a modern commentator, "Gongsun Long has been fantastically successful; his little game has now become world famous as a prime example of philosophical horseplay."

As a linguist, though, (albeit an amateur one) I saw through this right away.  The problem is that Chinese has two kinds of compound words.  One kind consists of "or" compounds: a "father-mother" (parent) is a father OR a mother but not necessarily both.  (In this case, never both.)  The other and more common kind consists of "and" compounds, like "white-horse" - something that is both a white entity AND a horsey entity.  This kind is also common in English: "blackbird", "horseplay", etc.

The ancient Chinese, despite some good linguistic insights, were not linguists in general - not like the ancient Indians, who identified the two kinds of compounds (and some other kinds), both common in Sanskrit.  The Chinese did not understand the difference between "or" and "and" compounds.  Though a Chinese lay person would recognize that there was some kind of difference between "white-horse" and "father-mother", they wouldn't be able to say precisely what it was.  Clever Gongsun Long understood the difference (though not in the same way that we do) and pretended that there wasn't any difference.  So if a "father-mother" is not necessarily a mother, then a "white-horse" need not necessarily be a horse. Ow!

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

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That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Hanuman Chalisa - Indian instrumental
  • Reading: Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: pistachios
  • Drinking: Pomegranate green tea

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 25, 2015, 5:11 PM



"Merry Christmas" because today is December 25th, which is that day.  "Happy Holidays" because I don't have the notion that my holiday of choice is the most important one, let alone the only one that matters.

In any case, I wish you all the best for today, tomorrow, and the new year!

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

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The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Euthie the Vampire's harpsichord music
  • Reading: A History of Latin America
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: daughter Erika's awesome alfredo
  • Drinking: Oolong tea

Well, I caught it myself!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 7, 2015, 10:20 AM



...the 200,000-pageview kiriban I had promised.  I don't know yet if anybody else has caught it.  My guess is that nobody did, since it has stayed at 200,000 even for several minutes now - apparently activity has not been frantic.

So I guess I'll "collect" the prize - easy enough since everything I post is a "kiriban" to myself.  And if anybody does send me a screenshot of other than exactly 200,000 pageviews, I'll consider doing a kiriban for them.

Meanwhile, my thanks to all 200,000+ of my viewers!  You all made it possible.

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On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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Virtual friends
:iconvirtualshirley: :iconvirtualpandora: :iconvirtualnatasha: :iconvirtualjeannine: :iconvirtualeuthanasia: :iconvirtualgiovanna: :iconvirtualaisha: :iconvirtuallisette:
Pretty Pat thumb by Chronophontes Maryna thumb by Chronophontes Wendy thumb by Chronophontes Thalassa thumb by Chronophontes alexandra thumb by Chronophontes Francoise thumb by Chronophontes Celina thumb by Chronophontes Babby thumb by Chronophontes Rina thumb by Chronophontes
Lacey thumb by Chronophontes melanieThumb by Chronophontes Ember thumb by Chronophontes Cherry thumb by Chronophontes Kitty thumb by Chronophontes
Ari thumb by Chronophontes

Find out all about them (and their friends) at chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… and chronophontes.deviantart.com/j… !


The CSS for this journal was created with the help of the CSS Test at www.icyworlds.net/about/css . Thanks, Icyworlds!

That Can't Draw Stamp by Khymera heart redheads stamp by izka197 love sexy stamp by izka197 pluto:STAMP: by XxdarknayruxX Fav'n'Run STAMP by Yaoi-SasuNaru-Love THE WORLD by RefiBones I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar The Early Stamp by Busiris Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Sleeping In by MaruLovesStamps I Heart Big Boobs by revolucionpixel I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Do you understand binary... by converse-kidd-stamps Sushi Love Stamp by morfachas I Believe in Love by AryPR

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  • Listening to: Euthie the Vampire's harpsichord music
  • Reading: Proceedings of the 7th Congress of Celtic Studies
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: nothing just now
  • Drinking: Oolong tea