Yes. I love my healing first and foremost. But I enjoy the Rogue class for a number of reasons that I connect to. One of those reasons? Sneaky. I take great pride in being able to surprise someone, in a good way of course. With great sneakiness comes great responsibility…lest someone have a heart attack. Where was I? Oh…right. Sneaky.
I’m pretty good at keeping a secret (like the entirely new blog for the Mogolympics archive…though I nearly botched my own hush hush on that one). Sometimes, it drives Mrs. Amateur nuts. This? Will be no different.
You see, once upon a time there was an awesome blogger we’ll call “Navi.” See, “Navi” did a post one day about this artist on deviant art and then began showing off some of her work. This included the infamous “Chibi Navimie”…er, Navi. Meh, so much for suggested anonymity anyway. So, I got to see Chibi Navimie and checked out the artist’s work as well. I even showed Mrs. Amateur one of her other works. Completely unrelated if I recall, but still awesome. I was also disappointed that said artist wasn’t taking commissions.
Then quite by accident (or Navimie posted it, I honestly don’t remember) I found out the artist was taking commissions again. Quick hop, skip, and jump…oh man, a waiting list. Well, let’s hope for the best…
When my name appeared, I prayed word never got back to my wife…because hey, I like to surprise her. Time went by and I had almost forgotten about it because when I last checked the artist was still working on the request(s) of the person ahead of me. Then in the middle of working on the closing ceremonies I got an e-mail. Actually, I got many e-mails around that time but it was the one from Sleeping Fox that I’m talking about here. She was now working on mine!
We got the fine details sorted out, and honestly I went back to working on the games. When your mind is on a track, you tend to not linger at the station long. I’ll pause to be honest with you…early this week, I was reaching burnout. It wasn’t necessarily blogger burnout, but the daunting task that was before me wasn’t helping my overall self on any level. I even had a couple people e-mail me (and I appreciate that) if I was ok. I mention this, because when Sleeping Fox next e-mailed me it was exactly what I needed. That feeling made everything much easier. For I now had Mrs. Amateur’s Chibi Taelainne!
It came out pretty much as I had asked from her, and it was made so much easier when Mrs. Amateur submitted this exact outfit to Pretty Fly Draenei. I had wanted to use it for the commission, but couldn’t track it down anywhere to save my soul, because she had Mogged to something more amusing in-game recently. So thanks Sweets!
To make me even more the Rogue, I didn’t just get one commission. I got two. I remember Navi asking me (because she saw that I had signed up) who, or what, the second one was going to be and I told her. I thought it would be a great gift for a friend of mine, who also happens to blog. In the time since I first commissioned Sleeping Fox, I think this is something she could really use. That makes it even more special for me, on top of knowing that she never saw it coming (and I can guarantee Mrs. Amateur didn’t expect hers either). So, I’m happy to share my second commission for Glyph of Jai, Chibi Kuroma
To both, I have the original images, so don’t bother pulling these ones. The ones I have are significantly larger. Heh. I want to thank Navi for sharing this idea in the first place, and especially Sleeping Fox for her incredible job on both. I know I had a lot of “can you do this, with this, and this…a flame in Tae’s hand, oh and include a rose somewhere on Kuroma please!” I already told her to expect me as a repeat customer somewhere down the line and I really can’t recommend her enough. I’ve never been the “chibi” type but I think hers are just phenomenal. I really do.
Seriously, why are you still here?