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Notsun:iconnotsun:
MMMMMMM *STRETCHES AND AN UNCOMFORTABLE POP IS HEARD IN JUST ABOUT ALL HIS JOINTS* THAT, WHILE INTERESTING, FELT ODDLY DANGEROUS.... IS IT FLIPPY TIME YET SIRE?!
Mon Oct 20, 2014, 6:14 AM
Gneiss-chert:icongneiss-chert:
"HAHA! TO fabulous for you huh?! I do see!" Swings his tail around. "You don't need a tail though Notsun-san! You just need more flexibility! Let's get you stretched out!"
Fri Oct 17, 2014, 7:16 AM
Notsun:iconnotsun:
"BUAH... *PANT, PANT, PANT, PANT, PANT, PANT, PANT, PANT, STANDS UP, PANTS.* "BUT THAT IS TOO FABULOUS FOR ME TO DO. YOU HAVE A TAIL TO BALANCE YOU OUT AND SUCH PRINCE SWAGAR.."
Wed Oct 8, 2014, 8:45 PM
Gneiss-chert:icongneiss-chert:
Hey Dakota! You got it!! :heart: (I don't mind! It's all over my profile and art!) Agar: WOW Nostun! I'm going have to teach you how to roll with grace and style! *Does and elegant roll.*
Tue Sep 30, 2014, 11:50 AM
DakotaWolf1996:icondakotawolf1996:
besties for life, right Justin and Michelle? <3 (hope your alright by calling you by your name)
Fri Sep 26, 2014, 2:35 PM
Notsun:iconnotsun:
MAYBE NOT... BUT DO YOU HAVE AN OUTFIT AS FAB-.... YES YOU DO... THEN STEALTHY THINGS WE SHALL DO! *ATTEMPTS TO DO A ROLL BUT MOSTLY WINDS UP ON HIS BACK, TUCKERED OUT, PANTING FROM A BAD FALL.*
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 8:36 PM
Gneiss-chert:icongneiss-chert:
*Agar uses his magic to stealth and stands beside Notsun. "Glad I don't need smoke to hide!"
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 6:54 AM
Notsun:iconnotsun:
NINJAS!?!? THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD TAKE PART IN! LET US RIDE GOOD PRINCE!! *A POOF OF SMOKE APPEARS AND NOTSUN IS DRESSED AS A FABULOUS NINJA. HE SILENTLY TWITCHES HIS EYES AND MOTIONS TO AGAR.*
Tue Sep 23, 2014, 4:04 PM
Gneiss-chert:icongneiss-chert:
Agar: NOTSUN!!! :hug: I know I've said it before but THANK YOU!!!! I much enjoyed my icon explosion! Now lets get our inner ninjas on!!! :ninja:
Tue Sep 23, 2014, 6:30 AM
Notsun:iconnotsun:
OKAY!!! JUST BEFORE WE GET STARTED THOUGH... HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAR!! I WOULD SEND YOU AN ICON BUT I CAN'T ON HERE!!
Tue Sep 23, 2014, 4:21 AM
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Michele Scott
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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King Justin La by Gneiss-chertNovel Series: The Silver Dolphins Saga (TSDS) written with :iconbloodangel28:
Fan Art Group:
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Arisdalian Royal Guard Badge by Gneiss-chert SDS Stamp by Gneiss-chertStamp-I Am Writing a Novel by ikdomikMy Characters STAMP by NocturnalMelody9
Minds of Their Own Stamp by Purplefire40 my OCs are alive by propertyofkatOC stamp by Suyy OC Fangirl Stamp by rynoki


My TSDS OCs
CHIBI Justin Stamp by Gneiss-chert Miral Fan by Gneiss-chert Galena Fan Stamp by Gneiss-chert
Katenna Fan by Gneiss-chert I love Agar by Gneiss-chert I've been charmed stamp by Gneiss-chert
Talos Fan Stamp by Gneiss-chert Sara Fan Stamp by Gneiss-chert
Andeos Stamp by Gneiss-chert
My sister's TSDS Ocs Contest Prize: Seth Pixel by Plenilunij-Lee
Chidori Stamp by BloodAngel28Regina Skarstrom Stamp by BloodAngel28Seth Fan Stamp by Gneiss-chert
Isis Stamp by BloodAngel28Ri Stamp by BloodAngel28Saber Renjiro Stamp by BloodAngel28
Draya Stamp by BloodAngel28Freya Stamp by BloodAngel28Alex Knoll Stamp by BloodAngel28
The Artistic Pony's Novel
The Everwhite Angel Novel Stamp by Gneiss-chert
Starscreamlove's Novel WIP:
'Centurion' stamp by StarscreamLove
Friend's OC's
TSS: Summer Stamp 2014 by Plenilunij-Lee

Dynamo stamp by Dynamo-soldierBB
Fav Game Characters
Corruption Stamp by UltrathefoxBrawl: Ridley Fan Stamp by WolfTwilight Ridley VS Samus Stamp by Zaira-Karanfil
tLoZ Stamp by antnkrlzCustom Legend of Zelda stamp by Raephen Midna Stamp by Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule
B0w$3R Stamp by AJ-ART123Giga Bowser-Stamp by Dinoclaws
Stamp_MK_Death if I win, death if I lose by Chivi-chivik
Super mario brothers super show stamp by GeneralHound

Chill Lizard by rosariocentralplz

On September 10 2011 (9/10/11), I married my soul mate! :heart: Here's to love!

I have a deep love for Dinosaurs, Dragons, butterflies, guinea pigs, birds, anthro's, science and fantasy, Bowser and Ridley! =D

Art Mediums: Polymer Clay, pastel, digital, 3D, composing music, bird photography.


Fav games: Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Sonic, Resident evil, Mario Kart, Smash Bros. RPGS: Final Fantasy, Chrono trigger, lunar 1 and 2, star ocean, and Fire emblem.
Online games:
No longer playing: Wow, aion, star wars, guild wars, Final fantasy 11 and 14
Currently playing: Elder Scrolls Online! Join me! A Hero by Gneiss-chert

Music Style: Whatever moves me, I thrive on emotion, not style.

Education: 4 years of college for Geology/Biology to be a paleontologist. Couldn't finish because I developed debilitating Fibromyalgia. =( Because of this, I turned to my hobbies, and I don't regret my new course in life.

Diagnosed in 2001 with Fibromyalgia, which I have put into remission with a strict diet change called Primal diet, of which I'm am taking an 80/20 stance with. Meaning I will eat gluten free grains, where as the diet suggests you do not. Feel free to ask me about this.
I no longer suffer with debilitating anxiety, depression, pain, fatigue or allergies! You can too! <(^.^)> Just have to ask your self what is more important to you. Feeling good and getting to live life to its fullest or a slice of processed wheat bread, and soy butter >.<

I am currently taking a break from sculpting Omega Ridley...I'm sorry!!! :bow: I promise to start him up again some day.

I'm changing gears with my new found energy to finally get the OC story I have been working on since 1996, done. The story and characters keep changing as I do. I have found a voice for the story that works!
I currently have 87,000 words! Book is in beta reads.
Learn More Here! :iconsilver-dolphins-saga:

I am also writing music for my ocs, and hope to release the album with the novel. I dream of seeing my story as an anime, movie, something!!! Music here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCFcZW…


*IT'S BEEN DONE! The gneiss-chert shirt exists! Someone beat me to it lol! The description says "Want to wear a Gneiss-Chert" www.zazzle.com/gneiss_chert_t_…
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Continuing on in my self help journal series I decided to take a moment to do one on test anxiety since a friend is struggling with it at this time and likely many of you are! 

In my last journal I talked about the power of positive thinking.  I was told that being too optimistic is not realistic, well that maybe so but optimism is still the only force against anxiety and depression, where as realism can pull you back into the negative and sometimes you need to not worry about the realistic nature of your positive thoughts, as worry is a negative.  Especially when you need that optimism to beat trained negative behaviors!

Here is a new term for you:
Generalizing behavior: "Generalization is a phenomenon in psychology where conditioned subjects respond to stimuli similar to those they were conditioned to respond to." 
It can also become a patterned belief system in anxiety, "If it happened once it will happen again."  This is not true but if you think that way it will be true!  This pattern of thinking is often negative in nature and can cause you to continually fail at tests if you keep performing the same cycle of anxious thinking and behaviors during a test!  
It is the behavior process that could be failing you when you enter a test well prepared.  I saw a deviant ask why it is when you walk into a test after studying well, you can then draw a blank and forget things while taking it, then remember everything after you're done.  The answer I gave him was simply, NERVES! 

Why?
Anxiety or worry or nervousness causes the following symptoms: Headache, nausea, diarrhea, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, light-headedness and feeling faint can all occur, feelings of anger, fear, helplessness and disappointment, and the key to your sudden absent mind "Difficulty concentrating".

What is Worry, nervousness and anxiety and why do they cause these symptoms?  They are part of your "flight or flight response".  It is a protection mechanism that falls into place when you are facing danger.  It prepares you to run or fight for your life! That's right, your looking at that test as if it was a tiger about to eat you.  That sounds pretty silly doesn't it.  When all your senses are honed to fight or flee, the logical processes of memory recall and focus take a back seat.  You got to learn how to take a test in a calm state.

What can you do about it?  
This was taken from this Article: www.adaa.org/living-with-anxie…

Test Anxiety


This is what I said above about the sudden absent mind:

Your child went to class, completed homework, and studied. He or she arrived at the exam confident about the material. But if he or she has test anxiety, a type of performance anxiety, taking the test is the most difficult part of the equation.

Causes

  • Fear of failure. While the pressure to perform can act as a motivator, it can also be devastating to individuals who tie their self-worth to the outcome of a test. (DONT DO THAT!)
  • Lack of preparation. Waiting until the last minute or not studying at all can leave individuals feeling anxious and overwhelmed. (School only sucks if you view it as a bad thing.  Pay attention, do your homework first before fun, don't be upset about doing homework and it wont be so bad, get help from a teacher, classmate, parent if you don't understand.  We all learn differently and some teachers forget that!)
  • Poor test history. Previous problems or bad experiences with test-taking can lead to a negative mindset and influence performance on future tests. (GENERALIZING BEHAVIOR!)

Symptoms

  • Physical symptoms. Headache, nausea, diarrhea, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, light-headedness and feeling faint can all occur. Test anxiety can lead to a panic attack, which is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort in which individuals may feel like they are unable to breathe or having a heart attack.
  • Emotional symptoms. Feelings of anger, fear, helplessness and disappointment are common emotional responses to test anxiety.
  • Behavioral/Cognitive symptoms. Difficulty concentrating, thinking negatively and comparing yourself to others are common symptoms of test anxiety.

Tips for managing test anxiety

Share these tips with your child if he or she is anxious about an upcoming exam:

  • Be prepared. Develop good study habits. Study at least a week or two before the exam, in smaller increments of time and over a few days (instead of pulling an "all-nighter"). Try to simulate exam conditions by working through a practice test, following the same time constraints. AND practicing meditative breathing and behaviors while practicing!
  • Develop good test-taking skills. Read the directions carefully, answer questions you know first and then return to the more difficult ones. Outline essays before you begin to write.
  • Maintain a positive attitude!!!!! Remember that your self-worth should not be dependent on or defined by a test grade. Creating a system of rewards and reasonable expectations for studying can help to produce effective studying habits. There is no benefit to negative thinking!!!
  • Stay focused. Concentrate on the test, not other students during your exams. Try not to talk to other students about the subject material before taking an exam.
  • Practice relaxation techniques. If you feel stressed during the exam, take deep, slow diaphragm breaths  and consciously relax your muscles, one at a time. This can invigorate your body and will allow you to better focus on the exam.
  • Stay healthy. Get enough sleep, eat healthfully (have a high protein breakfast in the morning esp on test days, no cereal!!!), exercise and allow for personal time. If you are exhausted—physically or emotionally—it will be more difficult for you to handle stress and anxiety.  
  • (This goes back to what I've told others about reducing stress and emotional load.  So many of you are so angry about simple things that really don't matter or just are not work the stress and emotion you give them.  I saw someone get raging angry because they where a little short in cash to buy a new game that came out, so much so that he hurt those he called friends, used foul words, and then was angry he lost friends.  Ask yourself is that game really worth all that anger and hurt? Do this for everything you get upset about.   Reduce what you allow to bother you because everyone of those things is seen as a hungry tiger looking at you.  Do you really think your body is designed to handle that much life threatening response daily? I assure you it is not and the health risks of continuing down that road are beyond bad! Do yourself a favor and lighten up!)
  • Visit the counseling center. Schools are aware of the toll exams can take on students. They have offices or programs specifically dedicated to helping you and providing additional educational support so that you can be successful.

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Book one of the novel Series: The Silver Dolphins Saga: Of Life and Love is now in alpha reading phase!

Beta reads to follow. Estimated release window: Late 2014 to early 2015

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Its Justin-thon week! I am going to start sculptures again soon. BUT I am not sure what to do first! What pose and outfit should I start with for Justin? Any suggestions? Links to poses? 

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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By the way, I changed Dyanmo's height, he's 6'02" now.
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OH! XD Thanks for the info!
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :) and also he is 22
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah good age!
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Since the contest is for a masquarde ball, should Dynamo be wearing one of those masquarde masks in the picture as well as Justin?
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
He can if it works into the formal costumes design!  Be creative with it.  Justin has to be there in person or creatively like a picture of him on the wall or something.
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Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay :) thanks for the info
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Justin's birthday is October 22? my birthday is a day after that, on October 23. Crazy huh? :)
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
King Justin La Yes that is ironic! I remember we talked about that before! 
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