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I'm a geek, first and foremost. I'm a volcanologist by trade; closet artist by night. I am especially fond of cartoons and cartooning; I'm even working on an American Manga--that is, when I'm not teaching at the local college, grading, playing adjunct geology curator at the local museum, cooking or cleaning.

Current Residence: The Lone Star State
Favourite genre of music: video game, classical, electronic, certain dubstep remixes...
Favourite style of art: Pseudo-realism/mech
Operating System: I hate computers
Shell of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Inspector Gadget, Bushroot, Liquidator, TFP Ratchet
Personal Quote: "YOU MISSED....WITH A CANNON!!!!!!!"

Contest Reminder

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 16, 2014, 11:24 AM
Hey all! 

Just re-posting this since the deadline is the end of August. 

Original Post:

I've nearly reached 20k pageviews!  To celebrate, I will give away three pieces of art to three of my watchers who can most eloquently answer the following question:  "What is it to be a fan?" 

We're all fans of something:  anime, comics, fantasy football, ponies, Transformers, etc...  Whatever it is that we are fans of, there is no shortage of passion on our end.  We're passionate about the characters, we're passionate about art styles and themes...but "why?"  Why do we love our respective fandoms?  What is it about anime, or video games, or furries, or giant alien robots that captivates us so?

That's what I want you to answer.

The deadline for this contest is 10pm (Texas time, central) August 31st, 2014. 

Here are some basic rules:
-I'm not looking for a specific format or anything, and there is no maximum word count.  Just make sure your argument is well thought out and concise. 
-To the best of your ability, try to write in complete sentences and use proper, English grammar.  If I can't read it, I can't judge it.
-You must submit your essay to me as a note entitled "Why I am a fan" on or before the deadline.  Submissions received after the deadline will be ignored.
-You must be one of my watchers to participate. 

1st place:  Full-color colored pencil/marker piece of one character with simple digital background, like Hold On To Your Lugnuts! by praxcrown5
2nd place: Full-color colored pencil/marker of one character with no background, like Snowclaw Color by praxcrown5
3rd place: Black and white lineart with up to two characters, like Serenade by praxcrown5

The winners will be offered the option of paying for an upgrade to any category for a fee (to be decided by me).

I am partnering with the editors of the Phoenix Papers (… on a book about how educators and professionals participate in and or view various fandoms through their respective disciplines.  As this is the case, the winning entries  (and, perhaps, a few others) will likely be included in the chapter that I'm working on.

This is a great opportunity for free art...and meebie a bit of fandom fame. :D (Big Grin)  Don't pass it up!


  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: My kitty mewing for attention
  • Reading: My computer screen
  • Watching: My Little Pony (don't judge me).
  • Playing: slacker
  • Eating: nothing at the moment
  • Drinking: in the sun

My "to do" list...X3

--War and Wings-- Chapter 19: About half done.
--Art trade with Doug7070 lineart done--working on digital background
--Art trade with Running--coloring
--Lulu FFX for Mom

Aux List (busts and lineart)
-baby art for friend--Shockwave or Soundwave (TFP)
-emblem design for Dwight--compiling lineart
Stuffs that I want to do:

-WaW fanart
-Misc. fanart

Journal History


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ZeHornet Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heeey! Thank you so much for faving my Ratchet x Arcee piece, I really appreciate it! :)
swordoftruthiness Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey~ *glomps*  Do you still take commissions? :3
ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just had to say, I love your icon of Ratchet! :D Its so funny 
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Arf :)
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
How are you? :)
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty good, all things considering.
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DraconWolf88 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Hey Prax! ^|^

Congratulations on surpassing your 20,000th pageview!
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