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Belated Birthday Greetings to musicbitch! 
5th-Jul-2010 08:41 pm
I am late, as per usual. It's so embarrassing and infuriating that I keep missing the actual dates again and again. You definitely deserve better. Failbot = me. I'm truly sorry about this. :(

Nevertheless, happy birthday, Tammy! I hope you had a lovely day and that the coming year will be filled with happiness and joy and fulfilled dreams! *hugshugshugs*

You're a wonderful person through and through and I'm honored to be able to call you a friend. As corny as it may sound, it brings tears of gratitude to my eyes that you haven't given up on me despite of my long, recurring absences. Thank you so much, you amazing you! Love you loads, I do! ♥

I have a little present for you. I guess it could be called a Spike manip, although in this case I think a well-meaning yet slightly failed attempt at manipping would probably be more accurate. Lately, I've been having a bit of a hard time coping both mentally and physically, which in my case is not a good place to be when I'm trying to get a manip started. My mind was totally blank and none of the base pics I found inspired me. I felt so drained and useless and barren. And then I got to thinking about you - the person this yet to be made manip was supposed to be a gift to - and how you always manage to cheer me up and make me smile. And I realized that if I could give you back even a smidgen of what you've so generously given me; if I could make you a manip that would cheer you up or make you smile even just a little bit, then I'd have actually done something worthwhile. And with that thought in mind I set to work and the results can be seen behind the cut. It's nothing fancy - more like clumsy, I'm afraid - but hopefully the feeling and inspiration behind it will come through. *is hopeful*




cake & candles [caleb]
Comments 
5th-Jul-2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
You always worry for nothing over your manips, honey. It's a nice one, that hair on Spike...new, and it suits him just fine :) And, as usually, you're being a great friend, no matter how hard the last months have been for you, in many ways. *loves you and hugs you and hopes to see you soon*
5th-Jul-2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Awwww, you!!! Have I ever told you that you are absolutely awesome and that I love you? Because you so totally are and I so very much do! ♥ ♥

The hair - it intrigued me, to be honest. I liked how it was so obviously bleached (just like Spike's) but otherwise quite different from the normal Spike hairdo. I'm glad you think it suits him! And I totally agree with you on that, btw. :)

Thanks so much for your kind words! They mean a great, great deal to me. I wish I could stop being so terrified about posting my stuff, but I don't seem to be able to help it. And I seriously, truly am usually not happy with my manips even when they're finished. All I see are the errors and the mistakes and that's it. And so it makes me super duper happy to hear that you think that my worries were unfounded. *does happydance*

*loves and hugs you back and is waiting eagerly to get to see you again*
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5th-Jul-2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Awwww you! *huggleglomps*
That is such an amazing thing to say - thank you so much! I am awed by the fact that you think so highly of my stuff. It is such a huge compliment coming from an artist such as yourself that I personally look up to. :)
5th-Jul-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Okay, first of all, you so made me cry with your thoughtful words. Second of all, that manip is beyond gorgeous, you never have anything to worry about. It definitely brought a smile to my face. I know things are much with the suckage right now, but it means a lot that you took the time to do this for me. *big squishy hugs*
6th-Jul-2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you cry. *wipes away your tears*

You like the manip?! YAY TIMES A MILLION! I'm absolutely delighted to hear that! *flaily hands of happiness* I seriously had to get up from my computer chair and do this funny little happy dance after reading this comment of yours! :D :D

I'm so glad the manip made you smile. So, so glad. And thanks so much for your kind, wonderful words - they mean a huge deal to me! *hugs you tight*

I know things are much with the suckage right now
Hee, I love this! :D It's definitely true, though. Things are much with the suckage right now, but I gotta say that my day has sucked a lot less after reading this lovely comment of yours. So thank you. Again. For cheering me up and for like a million other things as well. ♥ ♥
6th-Jul-2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, good tears, I promise...lol! I'm glad I could cheer you up as well, and as usual, I have a couple of pretties to show you that I made recently. If you haven't already seen them, I'm still trying to improve when it comes to making manips.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/TammyDevil666/Artwork/fred.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/TammyDevil666/Artwork/fred2.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/TammyDevil666/Artwork/fresley2-1.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/TammyDevil666/Artwork/sookie2.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/TammyDevil666/Artwork/rosalie.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/TammyDevil666/Artwork/rosalie3.jpg


They're not perfect, but I'm seeing a bit of an improvement=)
8th-Jul-2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Omfg, these are GORGEOUS! You are getting so good at this!! *is super impressed* I especially love the 2nd Fred one and the two Rosalies, but that's just a matter of personal taste and has nothing to do with how skillfully the artworks are done. Because the fact is that you've done a superb job on ALL of them. *loves* Thanks so much for sharing these! My spirits have now officially been lifted! ♥

They seem pretty damn perfect to me, you know. Then again I'm rather certain that no manip will ever look perfect to the person who made it. It's like, when you've been there through the transformation process you just can't unsee the things that has been done to the original picture. Or at least all I ever see in my manips - even the finished ones - are the errors and the mistakes and that's it.
8th-Jul-2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's very true, but of course I think everyone's are better than mine...lol! I'm glad you liked, those are my favorites as well=)
9th-Jul-2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Gah! He's gorgeous! It feels like a real moment in Spike's history, y'know?

Well done!
10th-Jul-2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
It feels like a real moment in Spike's history, y'know?
This sentence totally made my day! I am SO glad you got that kind of vibe from this piece because I feel the same way about it. Like, I remember looking at the finished manip and getting all curious; wondering where the picture was taken and when and who took it and stuff. And it's just absolutely bloody fantastic to hear that I wasn't just being absurd and imagining things! :D :D

Thanks so much for the lovely comment not to mention for one of the most wonderful compliments ever! I am super duper happy now! :D *does the dance of utter delightment*
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