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Yeah, a few more weeks and I'll be flying off to Melbourne, Australia to do my Degree in Illustrations at NMIT. (Which stands for Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology) So in the meantime, I'm just getting some stuff packed, tying up loose ends and celebrating Chinese New Year with my family in my hometown.

To those who send me notes concerning commissions requests, I apologize to inform you that it'll be on hold for awhile until I'm settled in my new campus life. (Ah~the thought of being a student is kinda...weird but exciting for an "old" chap like me)

Anyways, I'm just rambling crap here so, kisses and hugs from me to you all. Cheerio!

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  • Listening to: Amy Studt - Seconds Away
  • Reading: Habibi - Craig Thompson
  • Watching: Loads of Youtube stuff
  • Playing: my dragonballs
  • Eating: with Chuck Norris
  • Drinking: like a boss
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Have fun!
Just remember, everything in Australia can kill you.
:D
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:iconcelsy:
Celsy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you like 40 old or something? and good luck :3
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
-____-"" i'm 25 turning 26 this year....
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:iconcelsy:
Celsy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, sorry ^^;
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:iconeukaynamine:
Eukaynamine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Have fun at Uni.
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, I will! :)
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:iconsarge5k:
sarge5k Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Have fun, college life is pretty fun, but rough...
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've been through that, I think I can handle tha- (eaten by a drop bear)
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:iconsarge5k:
sarge5k Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Photographer
lol!, just have fun and take in everything that u can!
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:iconcreepingbone:
CreepingBoNE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ASHDGASJHDGJASHGDF! ;__;

You're coming to my captial city.
...
That is so awesome!
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glomp barrier activate. o_o lol
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:iconcreepingbone:
CreepingBoNE Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha!
Yessss...Beware the Aussie glomp. (It includes vegemite) XD

You really should try that (vegemite) if you haven't already; but remember, you have to put butter on the bread first then the vegemite, otherwise it tastes pretty bad.
Gimmie a shout an' tell me what ya think?
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vehemence-41 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
OMG. I am so jealous~.

best of luck though.
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :D
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:iconmicka-angelo:
micka-angelo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
its ok, the roo's dont kick your butt unless you provoke them.
I know from experience.
Bad experience.
for the kangeroo.
And i raised it's joey afterward.
coz thats what we do, us australians. Beat roo's to death, then train their young to be ninjai.


sorry, i confuse my imagination for reality sometimes.
What i'm trying to say is:
EARLY WELCOME TO MY HOMELAND.

Breakfast is served 6 til 10, not a minute later.
The weather cycles between "its hot" "wow its hot" "its so hot all the spider have come inside to escape the heat and they're angry" and "this level of heat is tolerable now all my nerve endings have been burned"

oh wait, you said melbourne. you should be alright then.

don't stand under gumtrees for too long. There are no drop bears.
But there are wide variety of sharp, pointy, venomous flora and fauna who's single desire is to cause irrevocable, irreversible pain and torment.

I got stunk by australia's largest caterpillar just today.

In other news, our politicians are all two faced, flaccid, invalids who pray on the weak of mind and wallet, don't know what a promise is and, fair warning, everybody will try and suck as much money out of you as possible.

if you see a sign that says "dangerous currents" don't swim there. Its local code for 'shark' or 'crocodile' sightings.
Always swim between the flags, if you get caught in a rip, swim parallel to the beach, if you can't swim, wave frantically at the life guards.

uuuuhm, what other australiana advice can i bestow upon you...

we say 'heaps' a lot, to the meaning of 'a lot of'

we call 'shrip' prawns, and we rarely barbecue them.

people you meet will make fun of you, but thats just normal australian hazing. its gonna happen whether you or we like it or not, it can't be helped.

please forgive us for bogans driving around in hotted up utes and nissian skylines acting as though they are driving Ferraris, every cultural cup of soup has the gluggy, unwanted dregs.
don't make eye-contact with them, though. It will only insight their rage and bigotism.

City dwelling australians tend to be psychotic drivers. dont take death threats from passing cars to heart. Country drivers are the polar opposite, and they get excited when they see traffic lights.

pedestrians simultaneously always do and do not have right of way.

We eat meat pies. And drink beer. Heaps of it.

If you make fun of any Australian region, make fun of Tasmania, it's the state we love to hate.
But if you wanna play it safe and not face the wrath of Tazzies, New Zealand is always fair game.

lets see, i think thats about all i can muster right now.

oh.

If you're in any kind of developed town, there will most likely be no kangaroos. Or Koalas, Wombats, or any other fames unique australian fauna. All the cute ones are either in small number, eaten, or put down by animal rights activists because there's something very wrong with their logic.

so if you wanna see australian wild-life, i dare say you can drive a little bit inland, and you'll be upto your arm pits in all kinds of scaleys, under-evolved mammalians, and bogans.

enjoy
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tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks for your extensive (yet epic) guide to Australia, I'm gonna put it to work once I'm there.

It seems everything in Australia is trying to kill us one way or another haha
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:iconmicka-angelo:
micka-angelo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
and yet, everybody is so laid back. We're a paradoxical people.
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CreepingBoNE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn'ta said it better myseslf mate. :I

What we have here is Australia in a comment....Sad really.
Also; watch out for box jellyfish, they have a really nasty sting.
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:iconmicka-angelo:
micka-angelo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
symptoms my include death
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:iconvehemence-41:
vehemence-41 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
what is the difference between shrimps and prawns?

~and well, they are Tasmanians. :-P
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:iconmicka-angelo:
micka-angelo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
not much.
or is this a riddle?
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:iconr41334t:
r41334t Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all the best there, daryl!!!! xD
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Beatrice! :D
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:icondrewzilla:
Drewzilla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Welcome to Melbourne (for when you arrive), I hope you have a safe time! Try and check out the Melbourne museum while you can, it usually has pretty cool stuff going on.
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll deffo will do lots of exploring and hope to fill lots of sketchbooks along the way.
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Take a picture if you do get into a boxing match with one
And good luck with the Aussies man
Man you are gonna have so much fun there *envy*
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I will! Thanks alot!
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:iconlittleblueowls:
LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now I'm just honored you responded to me *star struck*
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:iconcricky-vines:
Cricky-Vines Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck! :shamrock: And you kick that kangaroo back akay? :lol:
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd probably get clawed... they tend to do that. haha thanks!
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:iconcricky-vines:
Cricky-Vines Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :aww: and what an honor to be writing with you! :worship: you amaze me!
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Ski-0 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I'm Malaysian heading for Aussie in a couple of weeks too, but in Adelaide. x) All the best in Melbourne, and Happy Chinese New Year!
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Best of luck to you too in Adelaide and Happy Chinese New Year!
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SilkenCat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
NO WAYYY!!! You gonna do any conventions while you're here?? (I'm in Sydney, Australia, and let me tell you, you have a following here! XD)
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, its too early to tell. Once I'm familiar with any conventions coming up in Australia, I'll be sure to work something out soon. :D
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SilkenCat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
great! I look forward to it! ^_^
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:iconmisstwist:
MissTwist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
For the best hot chocolate in town go to the Chocolait Hub, down stairs in the royal arcade (stairs next to spell box)...

Be welcome in out not so little town XD
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll be sure to have a cup there since I do love a good cup of hot choc. :D (how does she know...?)
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:iconmisstwist:
MissTwist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Almost everyone likes a good hot chocolate :D
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:iconshamelessmagic:
ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Best of luck and have fun!
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude!
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LemonyMellow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Melbourne huh? as an Australian I just want to say beware of drop bears.....
LOL Kidding good luck!!
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always wanna know how they looked like. haha I'm a fan of oceanic mythologies so Drop Bears is on my list. :)
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:iconlemonymellow:
LemonyMellow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Here's an interpretation of what one would look like~ [link]
Lol.
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*derp face...* okayyyy...
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:iconlemonymellow:
LemonyMellow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Lol exactly.
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:iconkrhainos:
krhainos Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
That's awesome, dude :) Good luck to you :>
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Duuude, its been really long time since I last heard from you! Thanks, and do keep in touch! :D
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FranlovesBel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow good luck
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:icontohdaryl:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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