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This piece of beautiful artwork is really well done. The lighting is just right, and the colors really make it stand out and shine. The...




still there :^)
Wed Sep 2, 2015, 7:42 PM
Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:37 PM
Sun Aug 30, 2015, 5:24 PM
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 9:17 PM
but i'm tired
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 8:54 PM
Make one more deviation and then it will be back to how it was... ;p
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 6:05 PM
then again, i can do it again easily. you love me~! :love:
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 11:36 AM
i will strike you down where you stand and watch your corpse burn :stare:
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 11:35 AM
Not anymore. Whoops. ;p
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 11:32 AM
day 3: it's still like that
Sat Aug 29, 2015, 6:11 AM
Since DA has turned fifteen today and can finally earn its learner's permit in the United States of America, I figure I may as well fill out this little questionnaire they have for us to fill out and see what comes from it.

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

I have been on DeviantArt for over a year now. By the end of November, it will be two years since I've been on DA! Excitement~! :la:

2. What does your username mean?

I'm very optimistic, hence the optimist part, but I'm also really rude and snarky at times as well. Thus, AnOptimisticSnarker. Most people seem to like it, so I must have done something right with it.

3. Describe yourself in three words.

Moody, timid, tolerant

4. Are you left or right handed?

A total righty here, though being ambidextrous is a goal of mine. :nod:

5. What was your first deviation?

Total Drama Season 1 RankingsAlright, I figured for my first submission on DeviantART, I figure I'd do a ranking of every character from the original TDI. Keep in mind these are my opinions of the characters during my FIRST time watching the season. I have seen every season and am up to date on the episodes. So let's get started start from number 24. (Yes, I'm including Chris and Chef.)
24.) Ezekiel- Okay, hear me out. The reason Ezekiel's all the way at the bottom is because I didn't see the show until 'The Big Sleep', therefore I never saw Ezekiel compete during my original run. Due to that, I had no opinion on him, and to wait until I FINALLY saw the first two episodes during reruns, but by that point I had already seen everyone else, and I already formed opinions on everyone on the show. I will say however, he wasn't that bad and I did enjoy him in the TDI special. So due to that, Ezekiel clocks in at number 24.
23.) Sadie- Sadie was basically one half of TDI's BFFFL set. Unlike Katie, Sadie made it farther. U

Figures my first deviation is something I actually need to update. My opinions have change even since I've put this up, but this was supposed to reflect how I felt at the time this season was airing, not when this was posted. I put that in bold so people would pay attention.

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

Fan-art of my things and of things my friends on here have created, though recently I've gotten into drawing more PPGZ and I will likely end up claiming the title of King of the Momoko/Sakamoto ship by the end of the year. I would like to upload some Digimon pics sometime because I'm falling back in love with the series.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

It would be anime for sure. I would just die if that were to happen, but practice is the only way I'll get good.

8. What was your first favourite?

Commission 39 by Kikaigaku

To be honest, I didn't realize this was my first favorite. I knew it was in here, just not that it was the first thing in here. Interesting... :meow:

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

I tend to favorite fanart of any show that I'm into, though a lot of it is digital, so I guess I'll go with digital art.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

I don't really have a favorite, per say, but I will say that :iconjeremyarts: is a darn good artist if I do say so myself, and I do. :XD:

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Any of my friends would be a blast to meet. I mean, I not the most social person out there, but it'd be neat to meet some of you guys out there one day. :)

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

If we're talking about getting me into things, then :icondrmonkeyman: and :iconcrazykid9219: are the driving forces behind me having at least an interest in the Survivor series. Thank you for infecting me with an appreciation for this show. I will both thank you and curse you for this. ;p

If we're talking about me growing as a person, then I have my friends on Skype (:iconm-pen: :iconbaconbaka:, :iconcragmiteblaster:, :icondarkshockbro:, :iconbrandonallencash:, :iconshu-no-kurohi:, :iconchlorofax:, :iconbadasp:) to thank for getting me to not be so damn shy all the time. and also :iconasujoll:, even though I haven't added you on Skype yet. And there's also :iconxebla: and :icontdwinnerfordinner: even if I have no idea whether or not you have a Skype. (Note me if you do!)

I'm also going to include :iconshadow326: in here and I'm also going to say Nations is still a great fic. Okay, plugging done. :XD:

And then there's the TDDO Chatzy crowd, which is too many people to tag, so I'll just give you kudos by saying y'all are a blast to talk to, even when things get tense.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

I use pencil and paper and also now GIMP for the most part.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

I typically just find inspiration anywhere. Sometimes I'm in class, sometimes I'm on the computer, and sometimes I'm lying in bed at night. My head is forever in the clouds.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

Probably getting my first request, which was this. --->  A Kiss Under Mistletoe by AnOptimisticSnarker

I'll never forget the time this was requested because it was then I knew I made the right choice by joining this site. :happycry:

Alright, that's it for the sap. Time for me to go and reflect o my time here on DA some more.
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Some podcast on the internet
  • Reading: Total Drama Tween Tour
  • Watching: A Let's Play on the Internet
  • Playing: Pokémon Rumble Blast (I'm addicted; help!)
  • Eating: Sandwich Cookies; I like cookies too much.
  • Drinking: Orange Soda

Tagged, Yet Again

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 17, 2015, 10:05 PM

1. You must post these rules. 

2. Each person must share 10 facts about themselves. 

3. Answer the questions, then invent 10 for those you tag. 

4. Tag 10 people and post their icons.

5. Tell them they were tagged.

6. No "You read it, you're tagged!"

7. You MUST tag 10 people.

8. No tag-backs.

9. You can't say "I won't do this tag" 

10. The tag must be done in a journal, not in a comment.

10 Random Facts about Me:

1.  I cannot drive, but at some point in the future I would like to learn how. All I need to do is control my anger and learn how to park without slamming on the brakes.

2. I am completely able to keep my left eye looking forward while rolling my right eye in circles. It freaks everyone out who sees it.

3. My last name is currently Fraley, but it used to be O'Connor. It's not really interesting as far as last names go; I just wanted to let out that my last name changed. Only reason I'm being open about it is because most of the people I talk to on a regular basis know what my last name is anyway, so I don't really have much to hide.

4.  I hope to have gotten my Associates Degree in Accounting by the end of Spring Semester next year for me.

5. I can crack my ankles at command. They make a weird popping noise when I do. I'm not sure if everyone can do this, or if my ankles are just weird.

6. I'm a fairly moody guy to be honest. It's like the universe decided that whatever controls my emotions, figuratively speaking, is broken and I fluctuate so quickly between moods. It's kind of stressful.

7. I'm probably a little too in love with cookies. I can't help it; they're so good. Sandwich cookies are one of my weaknesses; give me some of those and I'll probably forgive you if I'm mad at you.

8. I still stand by the fact I think Brick from Total Drama is so very overrated. It's not that he's a bad character, it's just that talking about him annoys me to no fucking end because he's boring to talk about, so don't bring him up because I will change the subject.

9. I can be really harsh when it comes to arguments. I don't hold back and will use any and everything I can to make the other person feel like crap. I know that's a bitchy thing to do, but I'm a bitch, so like whatever. :shrug:

10. I'm not the biggest fan of internet acronyms. I'll use them, but I generally try to actually spell out words because that just soothes the perfectionist in me. Not spelling words out will drive me up the wall for days, even if I never show it.

Tagged by :icongreencyclone95:

1. Which past Total Drama contestant do you think deserves another chance?

I feel like I could just compile a list of people, but I'll just go with a safe choice like Ella. Ella should totally come back. :D

2. Do you think there is hope for SpongeBob to be as good as he used to be?

It's possible. I wouldn't say it's 100% impossible, but like, they have to recover after Seasons 7 & 8, so there's that...

3. Name an upcoming movie you would like to see. I really want to see Jurassic World.

It's not upcoming; I just want to see it.

4. Favorite video game company?

Nintendo, if that wasn't obvious enough, but Sony's pretty alright as well in my opinion. The whole button thing not being "A-B-X-Y" like Microsoft and Nintendo is confusing to me though.

5. Favorite Mario spin-off series? Mario Party, and I don't get why people hate 9 & 10. They're different, they shake up the formula, and with 10 you can at least do Amiibo Party.

6. Favorite Horror Icon?

I'm that into horror, honestly. It's not my forte as far as movies go. Call me a pansy all you want, but it's my choice. It's funny I say I'm not into horror because I have a demented sense of humor sometimes.

7. Favorite fighting game franchise?

Super Smash Bros. naturally, but I will admit I am partial to Mortal Kombat. Watching, of course; I lack the physical games. :XD:

8. Favorite Mario character?

Yoshi, and if you got this wrong, SHAME ON YOU. :stare:

9. Favorite internet video game reviewer?

I don't really have a favorite; I just watch what tickles my fancy.

10. If you have seen the (leaked) first episode of The Ridonculous Race, what are both your favorite and least favorite teams thus far? State your reasons why.

I haven't seen the first episode, and I probably won't get around to it until it's around two or three weeks before Ridonculous Race is scheduled to air on TV because my school and trying to find employment, life is going to kill me during the rest of this month and July.

I'd tag people, but I really don't feel like doing so to be honest.

  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Some podcast on the internet
  • Reading: TDL3: Total Drama Letter Starz
  • Watching: Nothing because I'm reading. Duh.
  • Playing: Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
  • Eating: Sandwich Cookies; I like cookies too much.
  • Drinking: Lemon Iced Tea

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Hey, everyone I'm AnOptimisticSnarker, but you guys can call me Yoshi if you want. It isn't my real name, but you can call me it.

Anyway, I've finally joined this site and I can't wait to put out some stuff on the shows and fanfics I love! If you can't tell by my Favorites page, I have the STRANGEST tastes in shows EVER! There is no rhyme or reason as for why I like shows and stuff, all I know is I like 'em.

I hope to have a great time on this site and to meet some awesome people too! Well, see ya'!

P.S. My numerous OC's will pop in my writings and drawings on occasion. Please don't mind them, they won't bite. (Well, some of them might if provoked...)

My DeviantArt Section. This is here because it's about damn time I put something here like this.

I only do requests for friends. And by friends I mean we need to have talked a considerable amount.

One day I would love to commission my works for others to enjoy. Until then, I'm content just doing things for friends.

Ten Re-Done Facts About Me
1. I am African American. I know I don't come off as such, but I am.
2. I am extremely shy to a complete fault. Again, I don't come off as such, but it's true.
3. My favorite color is yellow. Yes, bright and sunny yellow.
4. I can be a bit of a pervert. I do know when and when not to let it out though.
5. I really don't ask for a lot. I know I could ask for a request every so often, but I don't.
6. I can be very chill with people, but I don't tolerate bullies/people attacking my friends.
7. I am not the best writer in the world. I know I need work, but I'm getting there.
8. My favorite Pokémon is Wooper. It's so cute and hug-able despite being slimy.
9. The idea of having sex both grosses me out and scares me immensely.
10. I am a Nostalgia Critic and Linkara fan. Not a really big one, but I'm getting there.



I'm thinking about making a few commentaries on different things pertaining to Total Drama (seasons, characters, etc.) Is anyone interested in seeing such from me? 

17 deviants said Yes (Suggest someone down below.)
2 deviants said I Don't Know (Really, I don't give a damn.)
No deviants said No (Keep your opinions to yourself.)


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xebla Featured By Owner 1 day ago
A new RR's trailer is up! Don't worry, it didn't spoiled any elimination.…
CragmiteBlaster Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Are you overall satisfied with the F12 in Tween Tour?

Hope you're not too upset about the latest boot.
AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm mostly satisfied with the F12. Now if only Megan would leave...

My tears are silent and my eyes are dry, so I think I'm moving on.
CragmiteBlaster Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Megan is becoming quite a base breaker. She's either loved or reviled, hardly any inbetween. That said the backstory I have in mind for her is pretty darn unique.

Glad to hear. looks like you took it harder than Benjamin did.
AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like the same can be said for Terrence in some ways. I honestly just find her really boring as her schtick is "be deluded about extraordinary thing" or "hate Craig" which I'm tired of.

I was not ready! I will never be ready! :crying:
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xebla Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You know, I used to hate non-eliminations because there were no eliminations to watch.

However, after the last three seasons of Total Drama, I've come to respect it. Non-eliminations can provide space for the plots.
AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I can appreciate non-elimination episodes for being good for plot, but there needs to be kind of a balance. I think TDWT had the best balance of non-elimination and elimination episodes as TDI lacked them and TDA had WAY too many in my opinion and a lot of them did nothing for the story.

We do need non-elimination episodes for plot development, and you're right with the fact the last three seasons needed more episodes, but I think 26-episodes might have caused for a bit of filler unless we had either a couple more contestants or more people come back for the merge.
xebla Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Execcive amount of reward challenges was why TDA is placed 5th in my ranking.

Maybe the seasons should've been 16-20 episodes.
AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, we could have cut four episodes out from Action and the season might have had a bit of a better flow. Twenty-two episodes works better for cast sizes around the 13-16 mark.
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tdwinnerfordinner Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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