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So yeah...I did this Brienne of Tarth Vs Dinosaurs image as a warm up exercise. amelie-ami-chan.deviantart.com…  A podcast that I love (boars gore and swords) threw the idea out there, and I thought "Yeah...I can see that" and pumped this bad boy out.

Next thing I know...it's all over the web. Reddit, A feature on the MarySue, and now even the Dinosaur Hotel in Denver has posted it. 

over 4,000 views in less than 13 hours? Wha? That's crazy talk, internet!

So yeah....who'd have thunk it?

-Amelie
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HI EVERYBODY! (Hi Doctor Nic!)

So I entered my Carousel Cutie Twilight Sparkle image in a We Love Fine contest.

Sooooooo...if you're not doing anything important at the moment...do a bud a solid, maybe?

Head on over to this link and vote up my image!  contest.welovefine.com/vote.ph…

I really want to see people walking around with my drawings on them. Sounds neat.

THANKS!

-Ami
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See what I did there...that's funny...cuz of words.

ANYWHO!...

Hey everybody. Who likes a good ol' fashioned vendetta? So, a Chinese cell phone case company has been selling one of my images without my permission. I have tried to get Etsy and Amazon to remove the items, but they say that because the image is a fan art piece, I cannot demand they be taken down. 
Amazon DID say that I could leave all the bad feedback I wanted tho....
WHO WANTS TO LEAVE SOME FEEDBACK? YOU DO YOU DO!
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C…
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Go Get'em.
-♥- Ami

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Well...Ain't that some shit.

www.etsy.com/listing/159699850…

THIS is why watermarks happen.

So, I was alerted to this shop on Etsy by a friend and did a little more looking. Looks like this person is out of China and has at least 3 other shops under different names. I've reported them all, so we just have to wait to see what happens. 

Not sure weather to be really mad...or kind of flattered. I'm being stolen from INTERNATIONALLY!

Have I made it yet?

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Book 2 Chapter 3 will go live December 13! (Friday the 13th)

Get Pumped...get excited!

-Amelie
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Well, I survived. 6 back to back conventions. MAN...I'm never doing that again.

Everyone was WONDERFUL! Both Staff and Convention goers. 

Also, Thank you so much to everyone for all the awesome birthday wishes! I feel all warm where my cold black heart is. 

NOW, it's time to fulfill all those rewards for the Kickstarter I ran for Bounty Haunters. If you pledged to my kickstarter, check your e-mail. I need those survey's i sent out filled and sent back so's I know who to thank and where to send goodies off to!

Anywho, home and working! Woot!

-Amelie
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Thank you to everyone who's put in an order.
I'm busting threw them as quickly as possible. Some may take longer than normal due to the subject matter or chosen style of commission.

I'm only a few weeks away from a non stop set of convention appearances, so please bear with me while I travel my tired little butt off.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please fee free to message me.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

-Ami
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RIGHT!
So I have a whole month off from conventions and I only have 3 commissions left to finnish from last time...sooooooooo

You've been asking, now here it is!

Commissions are now open for a very short time!

Get up on that before I close up shop for the next year!

Prices are here=====> amelie-ami-chan.deviantart.com…

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message.

-Ami
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I figured I'd do the ponies as carousel inspired images. You know, just a quick little jaunt into the world of super cute...nothing too hard...nothing that would take too long...


....


TWO WEEKS LATER. *Head Desk*...I'm done.

New stuff up on RedBubble store======>www.redbubble.com/people/ameli…

Go check that out and spread the word.  

-Ami
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Go read that
www.amiarmy.com

www.amiarmy.com/187.html

-Ami
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Link Link-ity-link link link======>www.amiarmy.com

ANYWHO!...Naka kon was amazing, as always. Thank you to everyone who came out to see me and all the new friends I made this year! You guys are the best!

NEWS!:  I will be guesting at Pon3 con in Nebraska in May. So, if you love ponies or just want to hang with me, come on out and see me. It's gonna be a great time!

-Ami
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I've just loaded a ton of new work up on my Redbubble.com store.

For anyone who's been wanting some of my heart shaped ponies...they're now up as shirts and stickers. Go get that.
I will also be loading up my "My Little Bad Ass" Series as well...so go get that.

Linky poo======> www.redbubble.com/people/ameli…

-Ami
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Some of you may recall the herrowing tail of my working being traced. It's an old tail of my people from long long ago...in the before times...when man was young...

Anywho, this morning the young woman in question e-mailed me to apologize. She said she'd never never do it again and wanted to make things right.  

Good for her for steping up and doing the right thing.

I told her how to link back to me, that it would probably be best to just take the image down all together then reload with proper credit and links in place so that her page isn't full of my wonderful fans calling her out.

In other news...I AM SO PROUD OF YOU ALL! I really don't have a firm handle on how many people are in the AA...and I had no idea so many of you would go to bat for me. Thank you all so much!! It really does mean so very much to me!

Now...OFF TO NAKA KON!

-Amelie
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Ain't this some shit? yamiorihime.deviantart.com/art…

Now, I get that budding artists need a source of insparation. Hell...I was 15 once too....

but I worked my ass of to get to the level of skill that I have today.  Tracing is not going to get you there...

Here's the deal......I have ONE skill set in the world...ONE. And that would be my art skills...which I earned in time, sweat, tears, long hours studying, trial and error...

This is my one skill set....AND I DON'T LIKE IT WHEN PEOPLE STEAL FROM ME.

This chick has till I get back from Naka Kon, or I'm going to light her page up. (more so than I already have)

-A very pissed off Ami.

*EDIT*
Posted how angry this made me on facebook.  God damn, but I love the Ami Army so hard.  

The image has been reported and her comment section has been made very much aware who the original artist is.

I can sleep well now.
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Heads up all you wonderful Midwest people!

Naka kon is this weekend in Overland Park and once again, I am a guest of the show.

I'll have prints of the avengers goodies and other new stuff, plus I'm purging a TON of my older badges for only a $1 each. (had over 160 images. Time to clear some of the old ones OUT.)  

come on out and see me you guys. It's gonna be AWESOME.

-Ami
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Recently, a few people have raised their hands in comment threads here just to do me the favor of letting me know how offended they are at some of my work.  The offending images range from a My Little Pony piece all the way to my Hitalia boys clothed in their nations flags.  

To my mind, the purpose of art is to invoke a reaction, be it love, hate, lust, disgust, joy, etc....

That being said, when someone takes valuable time out of their day to type out the words "I find this very offensive" or "I am offended by this", I cannot help but sigh.

Do these people think that the internet and all it's wealth information and imagery was made specifically for them? Do they think that because they voice their personal rant against a piece that it will somehow cause that image to not exist anymore? Is the phrase "I'm offended" like a magic wand that can be waved about till all the naughty and nasty things that bother us go away?

The answer is "NO".  

Stephen Fry had this to say about that: 'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?' —Stephen Fry

So fucking what, indeed, Sir.

Again and again I reply to the phrase "I'm offended" with ........"and?".  Again and again I find that no one can give me a valid reason to care.

Here's the long and short of it: If you were to come across a piece that I have done that you personally do not care for...move along.  Just move right along to something that will make you happy.  Because, you see, it's not my job to pander to the lowest common denominator. It's my job to create whatever I so chose to create.  A caps lock tirade on an internet comment thread is not going to stop me or change what I do in any way.  In fact, it lights a fire in my belly to go even further, to push harder in the offending direction.

So, to all you wonderful and lovely people who truly do enjoy my work, THANK YOU.  You are amazing. I mean that.

And to anyone I may have offended in this journal entry...."So fucking what?"

-Amelie
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ME! That's who!

www.redbubble.com/people/ameli…

I unofficially hate etsy and will be removing my account with them.

I'm going to be loading up my more popular works from here and from conventions and selling t-shirts and prints and stickers and what have youz via Red Bubble.  

SO! for all you watchers out there who have never had the oportunity to come out to a con and see me (btw, I'm at Ikki Con in austin this weekend), you can now purchase stuff with my stuff all over it. WOOT!

-Ami
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Bounty Haunters book 2 chapter 2 is up!

Go read that.

www.amiarmy.com

-Amelie
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Doing a 12 hour long livestream today for 12-12-12.  The goal is to have 12 new pieces of line art by midnight. Get in there:

new.livestream.com/accounts/22…
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Right...so despite my best no sleep getting efforts...there is just no way in hell Bounty Haunters is going up for this Friday. I fail.  I've got tons of work done on it, so when I get home from TNT this weekend, I should be able to pump it out...but I just can't make it for this Friday.

*head Desk!*

Anywho, I will be at Tokyo in Tulsa Oklahoma this weekend, so if you're in the area, come out and see me!

-Ami
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  • Drinking: coffee