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Who are you?
- I'm Alyssa, though on the internet I'm mostly known as [ profile] squirrel_tamer (unfortunately). I love drawing and writing, athough I feel fairly mediocre at both.

What's here?
- Well, as of now, there are a lot of stories and art. Most of the art consists of very meager scraps or things that I have no intention of finishing. As for the stories, most of what you'll see is fanfiction. Currently all of my original fiction is in friends-locked posts and separated onto various filter groups.

How often do you post?
- It varies. Sometimes I'll go through a period where I post almost every day and then one day I might just go MIA for a few months. Mostly I post when I feel I have a good reason to.

Why should I add you?
- Because you love me? Honestly, it doesn't matter. If you're interested in seeing some scrappy art of mine or having a quick link to my fanfiction then go right ahead. Be sure to comment on this post if you do.

Will you add me?
- Yes, I will! I love meeting new people and poking around my Flist. It keeps me well entertained.

Can I get added to the ______ filter?
- Depends. If you've shown interest in that series before or I just think you're awesome, then it's pretty much an automatic thing. If you've never said a word to me before asking, it's probably not gonna happen.
stillthekey: ([sth] just chilling)

Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Helga

Love can be so boring... )

a/n: Just wanted to note that I'm doing the cross-posty thing right now from Dreamwidth. Hope it works!
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Title: Not Falling Apart
Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Rhonda, Sid, Stinky, Wolfgang, Helga
Rating: Mature
Chapters: 1

Is that your ghost or are you really there? )

a/n: Man, I suck. I was supposed to work on Trying, but I got um…. sidetracked? Whatever, I’ve been playing around with an idea like this for a while now. I was planning on making a one-shot Harold/Rhonda set in my Darkverse. Instead, I think this is going to be a 3-5 chapter fic that’s Harold/Rhonda in the Darkverse, but with an emphasis on Rhonda and love and death and love/life after death and teamwork and sex and distant hopes and just… whatever I think fits in, basically.

I will go back to Trying soon! Like, I’m not going to try and finish this first or anything silly like that.

Also, the timeline of this is gonna be weird. Next chapter is gonna be what was happening two years ago. And the one following that should be from the present. At least in theory.

I actually didn't plan for Harold to be dead when I started this. It just sort of happened that way. :(
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Fandom: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Rhonda, Harold

So tired... )

a/n: I don't really know why I've been all Rhonda/Harold happy lately. I just love them.

I've also been meaning to put up a journal on DA about my thoughts on Rhonda/Harold-Eugene/Curly-Curly/Rhonda-Patty/Harold. For funsies.

Also, I once had someone basically say to me that Harold/Rhonda was gross because Harold was gross and didn't deserve her and it was the worst ever, because I love Harold SO MUCH and so it was pretty much the most worthless conversation ever. Also Harold being fat was brought into the discussion and I wanted to e-punch someone, because FAT PEOPLE EXIST AND DESERVE TO LOVE AND BE LOVED JUST AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE DOI! Beh.

I dunno, I just really relate to Harold on some level. I mean, I'm not really like him all that much, but there's some core part of his character that gets to me. It's got something to do with how he's cowardly and stupid and fat and he fucks up a lot, but he almost always comes through in the end. And when he does something wrong and knows it he usually feels SO GUILTY and just... he's big and dumb and sometimes a bully, but he's a good person.

Anyway, I love him.
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My Thread Here!


Um, so now I have to go pack/clean/study. HOME TOMORROW OMG. Also, AG I sent the links for the HA_Rewatch pictures so let me know if they didn't send or whatever. Also also, I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM MISSING THE OPERATION: RUTHLESS DISCUSSION. ;______;

Okay, I felt like adding a meme to this post to give me something to procrastinate with when I get sick of all that packing/cleaning/studying. So totally swiping this from [ profile] poisonivory:

Give me a character in one of my fandoms and I'll give you three facts about them from my personal canon.
stillthekey: ([shwc] beau's all night radio loveline)

Fandom/Universe: Ternion
Character(s): Taran, Nor, Calvin, Mina, Roscoe, Lief

Do I love you, love you still? The truth is - I do. )

a/n: You guys have no idea how great it is to be jumping back into this. I REEEEALLY missed these guys. So even just doodling silly stuff is like... it just feels really good.

Also, I'm totally gonna pimp this again: [ profile] ternion_comic. I WANT TO ACTUALLY MAKE THIS THING SO BADLY THAT IT HUUUURTS!
stillthekey: ([ha-t] fuck yeah)

Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!, Ternion
Character(s): Wolfgang, Ludwig, Arnold, Helga, Gerald, Phoebe, Harold, Rhonda, Curly, Eugene, Nor, Calvin, Taran

You know the lies they always told you and the love you never knew... )

a/n: Also! I kind of want to do like a practice comic to see if I'll really be able to help out with the Hey Arnold!: Sixth Season Project. Basically this is a call for anyone who would be up to writing some sort of Hey Arnold! drabble/small dialogue to post it in a comment below and it might end up in comic format so that's kind of neat. No one has to, of course, but if you think it'd be neat to see something you wrote maybe become a comic then go ahead and write away.
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Fandom/Universe: The Sims 2/[ profile] strange_tomato, The Downfall Trilogy, Kingdom Hearts
Character(s): Ophelia, Ripp, Johnny, Lenne, Squall, Yuffie

Some pics and stuff! For fun! )

a/n: It's my birthday in THREE DAYS. HOLY SHIT WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?!?!?! D:
stillthekey: ([kh] i am so confused)

Fandom/Universe: The Sims 2 (for Left Our Love)
Character(s): Don, Nina

I just want to know which one to go with... )

a/n: Um, so I decided to doodle up a cover for Left Our Love. [ profile] showercapfrog mentioned about drawing out scenes, but I don't really think I'd want to take the time to do it, but I sort of got an idea of HOW I would draw things out if I decided to. Lots of sketchy, messy lines and grayscale and limited color schemes. So cover art!

The emphasis is actually on Nina, which is kind of okay and kind of not, but whatever. I was originally going to draw all the girls, but I thought it'd get too heavy and planning the composition would be a bitch and Nina's the girl who holds the most importance, so I'm cool with it.

So which version do you like? The only difference is that the second one's rockin' a little gaussian blur. I kind of like the fuzziness of the second one and kind of hate it. I'll probably end up going with my gut even if popular opinion decides on the opposite version, but I'd love any input.

Oh and the sketchy style of this is VERY heavily inspired by This Kingdom Hearts fancomic.

ETA: THE HELGA/ARNOLD SHIP MANIFESTO IS DONE AND IT IS AWESOME GO READ IT OMG GO READ IT NOW!!!! IT'S HERE: click here for something that is awesome and amazing and omg CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!
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Fandom/Universe: Strangetown, Here We Come/[ profile] strange_tomato
Character(s): Johnny, Ophelia, Ripp, Jill

And some lame SHWC doodles... )

stillthekey: ([se] maybe sparrow)

Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!, Shenanigans, Ragamuffins, SHWC, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kingdom Hearts
Character(s): A LOT.

This is a pretty big art dump, BTW. 80 pics in all I think? )

a/n: Hey, I'm uhh.... not dead. I'm sort of on an e-break? Though I have stuff that I REALLY NEED TO DO and I will be doing that today/tomorrow and after that I am not sure if I'll be back-back or kind of disappear again. I feel kind of bad for flaking, but it's also been a really nice break from the internet.

I booted up Kingdom Hearts 2 like last Wednesday and have been playing it like a fiend ever since. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I'm also trying to teach myself how to draw KH characters, because I have a really hard time adapting anime-influenced characters into my own weird ass style of things. :\

Anyway, I also scanned in a ton of old doodles/sketches from school notes and assorted drawing notebooks and some of it is really old and ugly and some of it is kind of neat. And it's a lot of mixed fandoms and junk. Lotsa HA!, some SHWC and original things as well.
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Fandom/Universe: Ternion
Character(s): Taran, Nor, Mina, Jeanette, Dawn, Calvin

The doodles are under a cut, because I am thoughtful and don't like being mean to your flistpage. )

a/n: Damn Taran. Damn.

Nabbed from [ profile] gemkazoni

Comment with the name of a character, pairing, etc in one of my fandoms. I'll post you an "instant" mini-fanmix: a cover and 3-5 songs that remind me of that character/pairing/show/etc. I'll upload the songs and everything.
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Title: Linger
Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Gerald, Helga
Rating: K+

Gerald/Helga )

Title: Rush
Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Arnold, Helga
Rating: K+

Arnold/Helga )

Title: The Reason
Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Curly, Eugene
Rating: K+

Eugene/Curly )

a/n: Fun! Also, I don't write drabbles. It is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for me to write drabbles. Or something. That Curly/Eugene one? 800+ words more than a drabble should be! :(

Also, OMG NEW ICONS/MOOD THEME. I love them all so much. My mood theme is ANIMATED SOUL EATER MOODS FUCK YEAH. Seriously, fucking awesome show/manga (I've read through all the manga, but have so far only seen the first episode of the anime, but SO PRETTY OMG). Death the Kid is totally my favorite and it's so obvious that he would be, because he is obsessed with SYMMETRY and IS A BADASS and HAS MAN RINGS XLKJLFKJDSLKFJSDLFKSJFLSDFJL. The mood set does not have enough Tsubaki though. I love her. SO MUCH.

Uh, anyway. You can still request drabbles and do all the other meme things if'n you want. They're in the last post. Oh, but don't request Soul Eater drabbles yet because I would fail so bad at them. I would.
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Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Episode: The Journal

Notes: Okay, so if you're reading Trying you might be noticing that there seem to be a lot of clues and things referencing an episode of Hey Arnold! that you never got to see. That's okay! I am here with a picspam from the Journal that will basically cover the episode's basics (plus some things that I thought were just funny or cute). Hopefully you find this useful!

The pictures are rather low quality, but I did the best I could. )

a/n: So what happens next?

We still don't know. Some shit went down between Nick and Craig Bartlett (the creator of HA!) and they pulled the plug on the whole thing. We were supposed to get a movie about Arnold going off to find them, but so far it's a no go. So the series ends on the BIGGEST CLIFFHANGER EVER.

(yes, i'm bitter.)
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Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): (so...damn...many....) Helga, Arnold, Harold, Rhonda, Curly, Eugene, Sheena, Patty, Phoebe, Gerald

Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again... )

a/n: Dear Flist: I LOVE YOU. Seriously, you guys are the bestest ever. I loved all the cheerful, wonderful things that you showed me and I'm feeling a lot better. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <333333
stillthekey: ([ha!] i don't have all the answers)
Title: Trying
Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Helga, Arnold
Rating: Teen
Chapters: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

In which Arnold tells his story... )

a/n: Those like first three mini flashbacks? Yeah, he doesn't tell her those - they're just his own vague thoughts as he tries to pull the story together. I don't think I made that all too clear.

LOL, did you like my little Strangetown reference? An asshole named Buzz. It's not a super obvious connection or anything, but I needed a name for the guy and that's what sprang to mind.

Haha, got questions? ASK AWAY. I know the flashback stuff was a little bit vague in some parts. I can't promise I'll answer everything, but don't be afraid to ask anyway!

Also, WOLFGANG! I have a really weird affection for him. And if you're worried that he's being too nice here - don't worry! He's still kind of a dick. You'll see. XD
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Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Helga, Arnold, Gerald, Phoebe, Lila

Send me postcards from L.A. signed with love forevermore; picture postcards from L.A. to hang on my refrigerator door. Rachel, if you find me one, I'd love a picture of the California sun... )

a/n: I'm actually done with Chapter Seven of Trying. Y'see I do this crazy thing where I don't write for like ever and then one day I sit down and spout out OVER 5000 WORDS in the course of two days. *cries*

Seriously, I have like no sense of pacing.

I probably won't post the next Chapter for another day or so to make it feel like I have a nifty little buffer. I also don't think I'll be writing too much for a little bit. Break time again!
stillthekey: ([ha!] i don't have all the answers)
Title: Trying
Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Helga, Arnold
Rating: Teen
Chapters: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

In which it doesn't stop raining... )

a/n: I LIED. I said you'd get answers in this chapter. YOU DON'T. Aren't I the worst?

On the upside (or downside depending on the kind of person you are) the next chapter is probably going to be completely full of flashbacks! We shall relive the experience right there with Arnold. Huzzah!

Oh god, you don't know how badly I want to go through each and everyone of these chapters and point all the ridiculous canon throwbacks and symbolism, because I keep doing adding them! I DON'T EVEN TRY TO.

Also, I told you they'd changed. This story is mostly about them finding themselves again. Also, ADVENTURE! Seriously, there's so many awesome things that I've got planned for this story. I keep sort of going 'round in circles about some of the plottier details though. I'll figure it out soon though.

Oh and here's a little reference thing mostly for myself, but you guys might enjoy it too. What's in Helga and Arnold's pockets?!


- $20 bill (gone now)
- Gum
- Cellphone
- Chapstick
- Beeper (on her belt - perks of being big bob's daughter)
- 2 pens
- Small notebook for taking orders

ETA: - A flier for Rhonda's party


- Pocket Knife type thing (has a screwdriver, a knife and maybe something else small, but useful?)
- Driver's License (expired)
- One 20 dollar bill, one 10 and three 5's ($45 total)
- Pocket watch (his grandpa's (The Sewer King))
- Journal (he has big side pockets and he'll eventually stick the journal in one of them)

ETA: - A flier for Rhonda's party and a small newspaper clipping
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Fandom/Universe: Hey Arnold!
Character(s): Helga, Gerald, Arnold, Phoebe, Rhonda, Harold, Sid, Eugene, Curly

Can we bring yesterday back around? 'Cause I know how I feel about you now. )

a/n: My artist notes keep getting shorter. Now that I've been commenting below the actual pictures. Ummm, uhhhhhhh. Hm. I really ought to go work on the next chapter of Trying, huh?


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Alyssa Marie

April 2012



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