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I'd like to try out a premium membership, but I'm pretty reluctant to put real currency down until I know first hand what it's all about and how it differs from a vanilla account. So I figured, why not set up on of these donation doohickeys? It's little more than a begging jar, but if you don't ask you'll never get, so why not? I'll give out llama's or what have you in thanks if you'd like, and feel free to send point-for-llama requests too, as I get a lot of those as is and I don't mind sending them out.

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    Donated Oct 23, 2013, 11:57:00 PM



Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Hello! My name is LockedBox, occasionally known as aspiesquared when my usual handle is taken.

I’m an Australian twenty something with too much time on her hands, not much direction in life and a lack of anything resembling “employment.” I also have this thing called Autism spectrum disorder, née Asperger’s syndrome. It’s kind of awesome, and kind of sucks, it depends on the time of day.

I like to write, to draw, and to do nerdy stuff, like play videogames, tabletop games, and read fanfiction. I actually have a degree in art now (though one thing I have learned is that having a degree in art does not make one an artist, very expensive lesson there) and though I draw regularly I fear my art will never be of a salable calibre, so I’m going back for another degree now while I continue my quest to find this mythical treasure called “a job.”

In the meantime, I write stuff. I’m actually trying to write professionally, or at least to self publish. I think I’m not half bad at it, and it’s something I can do alongside my study. I also have a long running piece of original fiction called Mix Beer With Liquor and You Will Get Sicker, though, I have learned a lot about writing craft since I began that particular bit of fiction, both from it and after the fact. It’s not that bad, but, these days I’m actually kind of embarrassed by those first couple of chapters. We live and learn, and I love those characters too much to abandon them without a proper ending.

My main presence online is on AO3, though I have recently created a tumblr blog which can be found at Please forgive me as I am very new to the blogging platform and it may take me a while to figure it out. I also have accounts on AFF and deviant art. My Deviantart account is rather inactive since I changed degrees, but I do check on it every now and again, if only to look at other peoples pretty art, so you can still catch me here. My AFF account is more of a legacy these days, it was where I first posted MBWLAYWGS and it’s only fair I finish posting it over there. Either tumblr, or on AO3 are the best places to contact me if you want to chat.
As of now, I have completed a full year of university.

Man is THAT a weird feeling.

It went by much quicker than I thought it would, but it was very full on. I don't have any marks yet, but I think I did pretty well over all, but there are some areas that need a lot more work than others. The main thing I need to do this holidays is build up my skill with wet medium. I'm going to start out with acrylic, seeing as it's the most affordable option, but it's not going to be cheap by any stretch of the imagination. I'm thinking of doing a series of paintings, that way it'll be easier to see what I'm doing right and wrong, and seeing as I bought the new Pokemon game recently, I had a bit of a though. Wynaut paint a series of pokemon? There's a huge range of colors and textures to practice with and there's plenty of room to play around with different styles, and it should be easy to find reference material for them. I haven't bought material yet, but the idea is definitely appealing.

In other news, my mum turns 50 this week and Dad has whisked her off to Melbourne to have themselves to themselves for a while. I bought her some chocolates but we were out of wrapping paper, so I wrapped them up in plastic bags and hid them in my wardrobe until I could buy some. Today I did, and when I got the chocolates out to wrap them I discovered, to my utter horror, that something had chewed through the plastic and eaten half of them! I immediately thought we had a rat in the house and told my sister, who freaked, and then called Mum and Dad to get the whereabouts of the rat baits. They didn't answer their phones so I pulled on some rubber gloves and got to it. The industrious little creature had ripped open a spare pillow I kept in there and pulled out the stuffing, as well as shredding some scrap paper and building a nest out of it inside my old camping back pack, it was an impressive little set up! I dumped the pillow and the nest and kept on looking. After about 10 minutes, I found one very pregnant mouse hiding in a spare portfolio I kept in there. I managed to trap it inside a shopping bag and chucked it into a thicket a ways away from the house, but my sister wanted me to chuck it and the nest onto the train tracks, backpack and all! Overreacting much? So, I cleaned the wardrobe, washed the bag, bought more chocolates and all was well.

Still, it wasn't how I expected to spend the first day of my holidays!

Mum called back in the end, I thought she'd be mad about there being vermin in the house but she was only upset about the chocolates! This woman has her priorities straight :P
  • Listening to: Hot Space (Queen)
  • Reading: Queste (Angie Sage)
  • Watching: Rain
  • Playing: Rome: Total War
  • Eating: Chicken Wrap
  • Drinking: DARE double expresso

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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday to you! :heart:
KiraCastle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the llama :) haha yay llamas
LockedBox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey no problem. With the request system the way it is there's no reason not to.
KiraCastle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah, I'm a bit new to deviant art, no idea what im doing lol
LockedBox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
We're all new at some point. I still have no idea how the darn function on here are supposed to work. I just haven't used any of them.
Utpa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey there! I noticed you scanning in your botanical works at uni today and then all of sudden your work is popping up on my DA :D It is always good finding other NHI students on here. Your work is really great!! Hope the end of year stresses haven't been to harsh on you :)
LockedBox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey there yourself :) Thanks so much, it's great to see a few other people around from the course. I've been a bit of a headless chook these past few weeks, but thankfully things aren't too out of hand as of yet. Got two more water colour plates and a pencil piece and I should be good for the year, provided my fieldwork is received well. Can't wait for the break though, and the exhibition next week should be a good chance to unwind (as free beverages tend to do). Best of luck with all of your subjects Hi!
Kittygoesrawrrr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the Llama! :)
LockedBox Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem :)
LUCIFER-Luis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
thanks for the llama :)
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