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Bab for Trade - LF Babs or Minkin

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 29, 2015, 1:27 PM
So I got lucky and ended up with this mantibab, and though I like him very much I've really got my heart set on a yellow/orange one to be a mate for my other bab.

That being said, I'll still look at any colors/patterns. I usually don't like blue, but you can try. If I can't find something I really like I'll probably keep him, so sorry in advance for being picky!

Bab Wm (swap only) by celesse

He has rare brown accents.

Only looking for another bab or possibly minkin! I'll be more picky with minkin since I already have a sizable herd.

I am open to three-way trades.

Notes or comments are fine.

Corda, Birdfolk, JR, Chime Etc for Trade/Sale

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 21, 2015, 4:32 PM
Making a new journal to clear out the old comments.

Putting some designs up for tentative sale and/or trade. Trying to be more open about what I'm looking, sorry in advance for being picky.

I'm looking for:

:bulletorange: Pouflons
:bulletorange: Ropi
:bulletorange: Witchpaws-made sushi dogs?
:bulletorange: Foxfans maybe?
:bulletorange: Lantern dragons?
:bulletorange: Minkin
:bulletorange: Mantibabs
:bulletorange: Stuff from my wanted folder -…

Nothing else!

I'm open to discussion on swap combos. For a minkin or bab I would be willing to do multiples/add art/etc. I'm willing to negotiate on these species, please contact me if you want to haggle.

:star: Sale/Trade Folder Here - :star:

Jolle Raptor
Lucky Chime

If there is not a price tag it means I cannot/will not sell it, only trade.

Comments or notes are fine.

Need this minkin's art and sources!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 3, 2015, 2:59 PM
Hey guys, I got this minkin recently and unfortunately the previous owners didn't have their art sourced. I know they've been passed around a lot so some things got lost along the way.

Artz by celesse

I ran a quick search to try to find the artists and also came across more art of them I didn't have yet, so I'm looking both for sources on the art I do have and any art of it that I don't have.

Please feel free to comment or note if you have sources or art for this sparkle baby <3 Thank you!

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 1:14 AM
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Thirteen years! Since August 04, 2002

2. What does your username mean?
Celesse was the name my mother wanted to give me, but my parents settled on Samantha instead. I thought it would be an appropriate alias when I got online.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Cheerful, playful, dorky

4. Are you left or right handed?
Left handed.

5. What was your first deviation?
Oh, lordy...
Hangin Around by celesse

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Anything cute.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Realism, because it would totally help me in my more stylized endeavors.

8. What was your first favourite?
Seems to be this:
Emiel Sketch by fallout161

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
At the moment it seems to be a mix of cute things and rendered landscapes.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
There's too many amazing artists I can't pick one I'm sorry gosh

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I've already checked off a lot of must-meets thanks to conventions, but there are a few I haven't met yet. I'd have to choose AshleyCope because she's been an inspiration to me and seems like a pretty cool person.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Well, most of my BFFs I met off of DA. landlotl started off as just a fellow artist that I first found through DA and we knew each other casually for a long time, but we've become super good friends over the past year. I'm happy to have her in my life <3

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Definitely digital, almost any Wacom tablet + Paint Tool SAI. But I have a secret love for watercolors as well.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Around other artists, because they never fail to inspire me in some way.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
It's dorky, but I remember back in 2005 DA asked the community to create pixel ornaments of themselves to put together on a giant image of Christmas trees. It was amazing to see all the different ornaments artists made and then when the project was finished I found mine on the top of one of the trees. I can't deny that I squeed and giggled over it, haha
IT'S DONE- Fella's Tree by briteddy

Give Core a Chance

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2015, 8:22 PM
Well, like usual, DA has made a change and everybody is furious about it.

I'm pretty open to change, though I admit I was slightly put off by this at first. My main complaint is that this came with no warning, though I expect people would have reacted the same either way and this seemed like an attempt to, figuratively speaking, rip off the band-aid and get it over with.

I can't say I like the obnoxious orange color because it clashes in an otherwise harmonious design, nor do I like the term "core" because I feel it (unintentionally) conveys the wrong message. But really, think about it, was "premium" any better? It's still a label that elevates paying members.

But the title and the colors seem to take a back seat to a larger complaint - the price increase, which has been exaggerated to have doubled or even tripled. I was irritated by this at first as well, but the fact is that the prices haven't gone up that much. The original price of a yearly membership was $29.95 WITH a 50% discount applied. That means the real price was $59.99, $10 above what the "new" 12 month membership costs.

You could argue that since the discount was always applied that it never really cost $59.99, but look at it this way as well - I've been a paying member for over 10 years now and it has always cost $29.95. That's ten years without adjusting for inflation. Look at the difference 10 years made on these common items.

DeviantART is a business. They have a headquarters, massive servers, countless staff members and all the costs of running that business. If they don't make money, we don't have a website to utilize. Artists, above most, should know that a service has monetary value.

DeviantART accounts are free. There's no invite code or other required method for entry. You have unlimited image uploads and unlimited bandwidth. You get 2GB of, where you can store or hide things. You get free access to a prints service where you can earn money and it costs you nothing. You can even customize your page to an extent, which a lot of sites don't allow at all for free accounts. Not to mention the accessibility and large community that comes with just being on DA.

Yes, paid membership comes with better perks in the customizing department, which can help you sell yourself better, but free accounts are still completely usable. And if you use DA as a large source of your income, is it really that bad to pay a little extra to help support a service that helps you? Or rather, is the service they offer worth the money? Look at it objectively and imagine you never knew there was a price increase - would what you get from it still be worth the price tag?

If not, it's your prerogative to change to another website, one that better suits your needs and/or your budget. Or to simply be content with a free account without pretty things all over your front page.

I just feel that DA offers a pretty good service even for free accounts and all of the anger and hate is misplaced.

Birfday Wishes

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 4, 2015, 1:57 PM
Wow oh my gosh I got so many birthday wishes yesterday!! Thank you so much, everybody! I'm sorry I can't reply to each one, so I'm just going to give a big thank you shout here <3 <333 You guys are awesome!!

And my cake badge has grown, yay! :boogie:

Thank you!! :heart:

Minkin for Minkin (TRADED)

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 25, 2015, 2:46 PM
Crackle has been traded, thank you to everybody for your interest <3

It makes me sad to do this, but Crackle is the hardest for me to connect to. I still love her design to pieces, but I think at this point I would rather have another design/character I can have a closer emotional bond with.

I am only looking for other minkin.

I'll look at any kind, there are no restrictions. I will note that Crackle has a rare trait (tail) so I would prefer to get a rare trait in return, but it's not required if I really love the design. Otherwise you might have to sweeten the pot somehow.

She comes with several pieces of artwork and can be returned to her original tail design if desired.

Minkin - Crackle (Deceased) by celesse New Years Minkin [Closed] by SA1B0T

I am going to be so picky. If I don't find a design I am absolutely head over heels for I will be keeping her.

Please also give me some time to respond to any offers, I want to carefully consider each before accepting or declining.

You can comment here or note me if you prefer, either is fine.

(PS I really want this minkin so if there's any way you can get him I would trade Crackle for him)

Vacation Mode

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 16, 2015, 6:36 PM
Going out of town for a week starting tomorrow, so I probably won't be around too much until after the 24th. I'll finish any commissions/owed art as soon as I get back! :heart:

Help the little shrimp!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 9:37 PM
My friend landlotl is auctioning an adopt to help a poor little shrimp. I feel a lot of sympathy for the itty bitty baby so time for a signal boost!

Mint Chip - SAVE THE SHRIMP! (CLOSED) by landlotl

I redesigned one of her older landlotls for the shrimpy, please check it out! ;O;


Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 6:36 PM
I keep forgetting to mention I have a Toyhouse account now (thanks YuriStorm!!)

I've tried hard to find any existing Toyhouse accounts for the artists of some of my characters' art, but if you're on there and I don't have you credited just let me know!

PS I have no invite codes at all, sorry. I'm just a lowly peon account.

Stars Upon Thars

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 2, 2013, 7:19 PM
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty stoked about that new little star next to my name.

Just Some Notes

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 10, 2013, 3:21 PM
Um, this is a bit awkward, but I kind of had a little break down last night and deleted all of the notes in my inbox. A lot of them were unanswered.

I've been insanely busy lately and really stressed out, and 15+ pages of unanswered notes continuously building up just kind of overwhelmed me. The only thing I could think to do was make it go away.

I just want to apologize to anyone that was waiting on a response from me. If you would still like an answer, please send the note again, but please keep these things in mind:

- I am not available for commissions. I won't give prices for the future either.

- I do not take requests

- I cannot take on new projects now, such as illustrating your comic or designing logos

- I do not have time to answer interview questions for your school project (I'm sorry!)

- Please don't ask me how I get products made. Use Google. Research. That's what I do.

- Merchandise/store/order questions should be made through the website

- You may cosplay any of my characters (including Strays or GaMERCaT)

- You may draw fan art of them as well (and please link me to them!)

- You may get tattoos of my art (this one still surprises me!)

I think that covers most of the questions I get via notes. If you still need an answer for something go ahead and send me a new note.


Journal Entry: Mon Jun 3, 2013, 8:14 PM
Wow, look at all the birthday wishes!! Thank you so much, everybody! ^o^ It was really fun going through all of the posts and seeing the creative ways you guys can convey the message.

There are a few too many for me to go through and personally say thank you to all of them, so I'm doing one big THANK YOU ILU SO MUCH post!! <3 <3 <3

And a big thank you to those of you that sent points or llamas, too!! <3 <3

Animazement 2013

Journal Entry: Wed May 22, 2013, 3:32 PM
I'm going to be at Animazement this weekend! We've got a booth in the dealer's room facing the food court (booth #P12), so be sure to look for us if you're attending :)

Animazement, Raleigh NC - http/

I'm going to have all of my Sugar Bunny Shop merchandise, including the GaMERCaT stuff and a few new items, so don't miss out!

GaMERCaT, Strays on Tapastic

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 2:52 PM
GaMERCaT and Strays are now being published on Tapastic!

We earn monetary bonuses for total page views for the month, so if you want to help us out please consider viewing them there occasionally. It's totally free! Plus there are other awesome comics there.

Strays, GaMERCaT Back Up

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 26, 2013, 2:17 AM
Good news, Strays and GaMERCaT are back up! If they still aren't working for you, please clear your cache and try again.

If that doesn't work, please give it a day or two. It may take a while for the changes to propagate across the internet.

Original Post 1/26/13---

Just FYI, the Strays and GaMERCaT websites are down at the moment. Our host disabled them because they were using too much CPU and destabilizing the shared server. The downside of using Wordpress to automate everything, I suppose.

I'm working on getting back my access to them so I can try to reduce the usage, but customer support is being really slow to respond. The sites will hopefully be back up and running very soon.

In the mean time you can view this week's Strays update over at the Facebook page -


Journal Entry: Sat Aug 25, 2012, 4:37 PM
Am I the only one that actually likes the new thumbnails? ^^; I used to miss a lot of great art because the thumbnail didn't appear interesting, but with the larger thumbs I can see the content a lot easier. I also love that it crops exceptionally tall/wide images to fit into a decent thumbnail instead of a 1 pixel tall/wide one.

And the alignment system is great. People keep saying it looks cluttered, but I think it's a clean look that uses the space more efficiently. The only issue I have is the lighter border/background that appears on odd sized images or transparent gifs/pngs. I think a better solution could be found for that, but I can't offer a suggestion at the moment.

I think people just need a chance to adjust to it. They sure do hate change.

Also I missed my dA anniversary again, dang it! I always think it's in April for some reason. I can't believe I've been on this site for 10 years! Wow!

Chicago Comic Con 2012

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 6, 2012, 3:28 PM
Once again we're off traveling! This time we're heading to Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont IL! We'll have a booth in the dealer's room and will have all of my Sugar Bunny Shop goodies, as well as some pony fan art and algy's stuff. Not to mention some hand-carved wizard wands by her father! They're really cool!

Be sure to stop by and see us if you're attending :)

Otakon 2012

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 23, 2012, 12:57 PM
Hey guys, sorry I haven't been very actively lately, especially with notes. I'm in overdrive preparing for Otakon this coming weekend, and then Chicago Comic Con 2 weeks after. It's madness, I tell you, madness!

I'll be in the Artist Alley for Otakon, and the Dealer's Room for Comic Con. See below for a map of my location at Otakon.

:pointl: Click me!

I'll have nearly everything from Sugar Bunny Shop and a meager offering of some GaMERCaT items, plus algy will be right next to me with her art and Strays between us!

Otakon is in Baltimore, MD and Chicago Comic Con is in Rosemont, IL. If you plan to attend either, drop by and see us!