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Activity


  • Listening to: "Fast Lane" - Rationale
  • Reading: Where Europe Begins by Yoko Tawada
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Playing: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
  • Drinking: Water
Happy holidays, gang! It's been a long time since my last deviation or journal post, and I thought I'd give a quick update before I leave work for my Christmas vacation. I know it's become kinda cliché for me to say at this point, but wow, the past four months have probably been the busiest I've ever been in my entire life! *_* I can't believe how much has happened since my last update.

Since the new school year started here in Moldova back in September, I've had to help teach 20 hours of English a week, taking charge of extracurricular activities after school, applying for grants and writing projects for our school, putting more hours into studying Russian, and trying to keep up with all this Peace Corps paperwork on top of all that! My community partners and I just recently finished a project in which we were able to purchase some new computers for our school's IT lab. We just got our second grant approved for our next project; we're planning to get some new computers, projectors, and a communal printer for our English classrooms. On top of that, I've been able to start a pen-pal exchange between our school here in Moldova and a school back in the States, thanks to the help of an American teacher that got in touch with me about connecting with a Peace Corps volunteer. When I look back on everything that I've been up to since school started, it's no wonder that my activity on DA has come to a complete stand-still. :/

I will admit, in spite of all the great things that I've been doing and all the accomplishments I've made over the past few months, not really getting to draw and post artwork has left me feeling a little empty inside. v_v I know it's certainly a tradeoff, getting to sit at home all day and do fun things like drawing and playing video games, or taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity like Peace Corps and going on a real-life adventure. I've been reflecting a lot on my experiences here recently. It's been almost 19 months since I first came to Moldova, and now as 2016 draws to a close, I'll only have about 7 more months before I get ready to go back home. I'm actually planning to start a blog to document all my experiences here in Peace Corps, so I'll definitely share that with everyone once I get that posted.

Now that it's the end of December and the holiday season is here, I can't help but be excited for Christmas and New Year's! :D It will be really nice to have a break from school. I'm planning to go back out to the United Kingdom again for vacation, where I'll get to hang out with :iconbreakneckviolet:. We're going to spend some time in London, and then we'll go up to Scotland to hang out with :iconshakahnna:. I'm really excited to spend this holiday season with some of my favorite people! :excited: I have to say, with so much to look forward to this Christmas, and knowing that I've reached the home stretch of my Peace Corps service, I've been in such a great mood lately. :) It's been a very crazy year for me both in terms of work and with my personal life as well, but things are really starting to look up. Once I get to Moldova after winter break, we're going to have a close of service meeting for all the volunteers in our group to assign each of us our departure days for when we leave in the summer, I can't believe how quickly our service is coming to a close. So on that note, I'm also going to start looking into job opportunities for my life after Peace Corps. Of course, I'm hoping whatever job I find won't be as time-consuming as my life in Peace Corps, so I'll be able to have time to enjoy my hobbies like drawing and video games again. xD

Well guys, that's all I have to report for now. I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! I miss talking with each and everyone of you, and I'd love to thank you guys for all your support as I continue my Peace Corps journey. :thanks: One of my goals for the New Year is to manage my free time a lot better, so hopefully you'll be hearing from me a lot more in 2017!!

Happy holidays, and God bless!! :xmas::holly:

-GL

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GangsterLovin
Silly bananas!
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've been a fan and user of DeviantArt for over ten years now, and I'm proud to say that it's been a very enjoyable and positive experience. I don't like to consider myself a real artist, but I enjoy art and a bit of photography every now and then. I love using this website as an outlet for expressing whatever creativity I have, and as far as artwork goes, I can be very scattered-brained and will focus on drawing anything that gives me inspiration (and I mean ANYTHING!). Usually, I let me interests and other hobbies inspire my own artwork, and those hobbies would include video gaming (particularly retro and survival-horror games), movies, weapons (particularly firearms), anime, and cartoons. As a result, my art usually ranges from fan art, weapon and firearm designs, and my own original character art. I'm always humbled by people that add me as a friend, and I love making new friends around here! :)

Current Residence: Northern Virginia
Favourite genre of music: 80's pop/new wave, rock(punk/alternative/some metal), techno, country, some classical
Favourite style of art: Cutesy anime, or dark and twisted
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: I'm not too big into MP3 players
Shell of choice: M406 antipersonnel shells, M576 buckshot shells, M381 high-explosive shells, M397 airburst shells
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever I friggin' want it to be! D:<
Skin of choice: Does racial color really matter?
Favourite cartoon character: Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Bender from Futurama, Rick and Morty, oh and Bugs Bunny, just to name a few...
Personal Quote: "All it takes is all you got." - My high school coach
Interests
  • Listening to: "Fast Lane" - Rationale
  • Reading: Where Europe Begins by Yoko Tawada
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Playing: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
  • Drinking: Water
Happy holidays, gang! It's been a long time since my last deviation or journal post, and I thought I'd give a quick update before I leave work for my Christmas vacation. I know it's become kinda cliché for me to say at this point, but wow, the past four months have probably been the busiest I've ever been in my entire life! *_* I can't believe how much has happened since my last update.

Since the new school year started here in Moldova back in September, I've had to help teach 20 hours of English a week, taking charge of extracurricular activities after school, applying for grants and writing projects for our school, putting more hours into studying Russian, and trying to keep up with all this Peace Corps paperwork on top of all that! My community partners and I just recently finished a project in which we were able to purchase some new computers for our school's IT lab. We just got our second grant approved for our next project; we're planning to get some new computers, projectors, and a communal printer for our English classrooms. On top of that, I've been able to start a pen-pal exchange between our school here in Moldova and a school back in the States, thanks to the help of an American teacher that got in touch with me about connecting with a Peace Corps volunteer. When I look back on everything that I've been up to since school started, it's no wonder that my activity on DA has come to a complete stand-still. :/

I will admit, in spite of all the great things that I've been doing and all the accomplishments I've made over the past few months, not really getting to draw and post artwork has left me feeling a little empty inside. v_v I know it's certainly a tradeoff, getting to sit at home all day and do fun things like drawing and playing video games, or taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity like Peace Corps and going on a real-life adventure. I've been reflecting a lot on my experiences here recently. It's been almost 19 months since I first came to Moldova, and now as 2016 draws to a close, I'll only have about 7 more months before I get ready to go back home. I'm actually planning to start a blog to document all my experiences here in Peace Corps, so I'll definitely share that with everyone once I get that posted.

Now that it's the end of December and the holiday season is here, I can't help but be excited for Christmas and New Year's! :D It will be really nice to have a break from school. I'm planning to go back out to the United Kingdom again for vacation, where I'll get to hang out with :iconbreakneckviolet:. We're going to spend some time in London, and then we'll go up to Scotland to hang out with :iconshakahnna:. I'm really excited to spend this holiday season with some of my favorite people! :excited: I have to say, with so much to look forward to this Christmas, and knowing that I've reached the home stretch of my Peace Corps service, I've been in such a great mood lately. :) It's been a very crazy year for me both in terms of work and with my personal life as well, but things are really starting to look up. Once I get to Moldova after winter break, we're going to have a close of service meeting for all the volunteers in our group to assign each of us our departure days for when we leave in the summer, I can't believe how quickly our service is coming to a close. So on that note, I'm also going to start looking into job opportunities for my life after Peace Corps. Of course, I'm hoping whatever job I find won't be as time-consuming as my life in Peace Corps, so I'll be able to have time to enjoy my hobbies like drawing and video games again. xD

Well guys, that's all I have to report for now. I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! I miss talking with each and everyone of you, and I'd love to thank you guys for all your support as I continue my Peace Corps journey. :thanks: One of my goals for the New Year is to manage my free time a lot better, so hopefully you'll be hearing from me a lot more in 2017!!

Happy holidays, and God bless!! :xmas::holly:

-GL

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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a lovely surprise to log in and read your comments! I always get all nostalgic, but in a good way. I miss our cosplay and hang out sessions so much...I am so excited to see you when you're back in the states! I hope life is treating you well.
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GangsterLovin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey buddy! Sorry for the late reply, but man I gotta say, this teaching gig has been EXTREMELY busy that it's completely eaten up my free time, haha. xD I know in our similar lines of work, you could understand what I mean. I truly miss our cosplay and hang out sessions too. I got some exciting news, next month we're gonna have our close of service meeting to determine what day every volunteer gets to leave. Our service here ends in the summer, and it's hard to believe it's only a few months now before I get ready to go home! O.o Definitely gotta hang out once I'm back Stateside! I really hope you have an awesome holiday season! :D :xmas::holly:
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're fine!!! I hear ya loud and clear. IDK how you do it, I have gone partially insane a few times myself. I have now forced myself to make Saturdays JUST about costuming/relaxing, and save working and cleaning for Sundays. I am in awe of you friend...I spent 1 year figuring out how to teach and it still mystifies me.  I basically constantly feel like I am drowning. You're amazing for diving right in, I really am looking forward to being able to debrief and talk strategy with you upon your return. I am sure there will be many-a-thing we can teach each other for our teaching toolboxes.

 I eagerly await that magical date, though I know it will be very emotional and come with mixed feelings  for you as you've no doubt made amazing friends over there. Keep me posted, I hope you had a lovely winter holiday. So excited that this is the big year of your return! I am now fully driving and have been at it for a year, so I can come to you now sans help haha :) And ahhh...cosplay....we must do something after you've been home and had a chance to relax ^^. Take it easy, and best wishes for your spring term!
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Nagisa-Shiouta Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student
Alas, a like-minded guy who is into Classic survival Horror!~
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GangsterLovin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there! Indeed, I'm a huge fan of survival horror games, especially the classics! :D It's a pleasure to meet a like-minded guy too. :handshake:
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Nagisa-Shiouta Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student
Ha! Classic Survival Horror is the Best!
So, Ever heard/played the Fatal Frame/Project Zero/Zero franchise?
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GangsterLovin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I agree! :w00t:

YES!!:excited: Oh my gosh, I absolutely love Fatal Frame/Zero! :heart: I replayed the first two games before I left the States to start my new job, I'd really love to start some fan art at some point.

そういえば、日本から来ますか?:D
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Thank you very much for favs!
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GangsterLovin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, sir! :thanks: You do some amazing WWI artwork, keep up the good work! :handshake:
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Thank You !   Handshake
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