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Happy (late) birthday Galaxynite by Cyclone62 Happy (late) birthday Galaxynite :iconcyclone62:Cyclone62 19 13 Shardcole Stamp :4: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :4: :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 23 11 .:PROGRAMMING D3:. Shardcole Week Challenge by Whimsical-Wings .:PROGRAMMING D3:. Shardcole Week Challenge :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 49 12 Shardcole Button :1: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Button :1: :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 24 7 RQ: Galaxynite by Neonnah RQ: Galaxynite :iconneonnah:Neonnah 82 19 Digital Prososal -Gift- by AwesomeMix360 Digital Prososal -Gift- :iconawesomemix360:AwesomeMix360 8 6 ShardicoleSHARDICOLEshardicole by MaddieBat ShardicoleSHARDICOLEshardicole :iconmaddiebat:MaddieBat 95 32 :GENDERBEND D6: Shardcole Week Challenge by Whimsical-Wings :GENDERBEND D6: Shardcole Week Challenge :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 32 12 Oh My Nose by TheEchidnaMaster Oh My Nose :icontheechidnamaster:TheEchidnaMaster 51 21 .:GAMES D2:. Shardcole Week Challenge by Whimsical-Wings .:GAMES D2:. Shardcole Week Challenge :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 41 25 .:STARS D1:. Shardcole Week Challenge by Whimsical-Wings .:STARS D1:. Shardcole Week Challenge :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 73 23 Designing practice by Whimsical-Wings Designing practice :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 8 23 FeElInG ElEcTrIC by Blossom-fur7 FeElInG ElEcTrIC :iconblossom-fur7:Blossom-fur7 195 69 Shardcole Stamp :6: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :6: :iconwhimsical-wings:Whimsical-Wings 26 6 Galaxynite Request by Cyclone62 Galaxynite Request :iconcyclone62:Cyclone62 28 42
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I can't even express how grateful I am to the wonderful, amazing artists who take the time to draw art for me. Please be sure to check out this folder and give the artists all kinds of love!

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To Dos + thank you!

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AT with :iconfoxsane: Sketched 25% Complete by SimplySilent
AT with :iconkissthethunder: Flat Colors 25% Complete by SimplySilent
AT with :iconmontyth: Sketched 25% Complete by SimplySilent

Three way meme with :iconjbtwoseven: and :iconcrystalchimera: 25% Complete by SimplySilent
2X Prizes for: :iconxenomind:

~Waiting on~

:heart:No rush to anyone on this list, it's just so that I remember where my money is going! :heart:
:iconr3vrs3: /Not paid/
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Prize from :iconsaj-man:
Prize from :iconmonster-mo:

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Thank you to all of my amazing friends, watchers and anyone who views my page, comments on and favorites my pieces! It all means the world to me and you're all amazing! Thank you so much! :heart:


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OTP trash playlist~

Star + Dangles Bullet (Silver) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Bullet (DarkBlue) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

I love finding new and fun music to listen to while I draw! If you're the same way, I hope that something in here catches your interest!
This is stuff I listen to frequently, songs that have somewhat turned into my Shardcole playlist.~
Check them out!

Don't Unplug Me:…

Electric Love:…

Crash and Burn:…

I'll Be Good:…

Carry You:…


Better Place:…

When I'm There:…


Beta Love:…

I See the Light:…



CUE THE EMOJI CHALLENGE! I need some inspiration to get back into digital drawing so I can get back to working on that other challenge amirite 

22 deviants said Comment below with an official character name and the number of the emoji you'd like to see for them!
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre
Welcome by Dri-Bee
Flat-ish chibi: Nicole x Shard by Delphianada

Hi there!

Galaxynite here, but Galaxy is fine! :D
I draw Sonic trash!
So if you're looking for an endless well of Sonic trash, you've come to the right place!

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Credit for Shardcole pixel gif/icons goes to Whimsical-Wings <3

XD Stamp by MimiMarieT I imagine with music Stamp by tastelessfate I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog
1 AM Stamp by SparkLum i love my DS stamp (red version) by RRRAI The Procrastination Stamp by Busiris
Feedback stamp by AnaPunda [Stamp] Gratitude by Creepiest Watchers Appreciation (non-DA theme) by XxDiaLinnxX
STAMP: Glasses by Emotikonz Christian stamp by foxtribe Emote stamp by Synfull

I'm a self taught artist who likes to share what she loves to do and is always seeking improvement! As such, constructive criticism is always welcome!

I have a variety of original characters who don't get much love, as I have a passion for fanart. This includes artwork inspired by my favorite characters, shows, and games. Though I am hoping to 'expand my horizons' and thus improve in areas aside from cartoons and games.
I hope to put out not only fanart but also original works, characters, and landscapes that can be enjoyed as much as my fanart.
But a huge chunk of my gallery will consist of my biggest inspirations ;P


Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre
Custom Box Header Art Status by Dri-Bee

Fan character requests are permanently closed! However, I sometimes will take official character requests!
Check my journal for status on commissions! Commission Information (On Hold)**In light of the fact that I hope to someday do Paypal commissions, I adjusted the prices for these dramatically so that they would easily equate into real money when I decide to do that.  Paypal isn't open quite yet, but I felt like doing a few more of these to test the new prices anyway, so there are ONLY TWO spots open for the time being! Get them while you can! :D **
Hey everyone!
So, I've been wanting to officially open up commissions for a few weeks now. Life things are finally winding down and I thought this would be the perfect time to open up some commission spots for fun!
For the time being, I'll be opening up 5 and will update them as they are filled.
I WILL draw:
:bulletblue: Sonic characters (fan or official)
:bulletblue: Pokemon characters
:bulletblue: Animals
:bulletblue: Fursonas/ anthro characters
:bulletblue: Ponies
:bulletblue: Humans/Humanoid characters
:bulletblue: Pairings and couples
I will

Ask me about art trades! I don't bite! :D

My Fandoms

Sonic Lost World stamp by Dry-Rowseroopa Pokemon Love Stamp by Riiarei tLoZ Stamp by antnkrlz
Mystery Skulls by bonkers-4-hatter YuGiOh stamp by prosaix How To Train Your Dragon by QuidxProxQuo
Danny Phantom Stamp by ecokitty Big Hero 6 Stamp: Team by TMNT-Raph-fan Zootopia - Stamp by Simmeh
Stamp: Transformers Prime by Araktugage Astro stamp by Stamped-heart SSBB Pit Stamp by Darkest-OfTimes

My self appointed mission here on Deviantart is to keep this pairing(my OTP) alive and thriving, so just be warned now
I ship them aggressively

Shardicole Fan (Request) by RoseOfTheNight4444 Shardcole Stamp :6: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :5: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :4: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :3: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :2: by Whimsical-Wings Shardcole Stamp :1: by Whimsical-Wings Shard x Nicole Stamp (Request) by RoseOfTheNight4444 Shard x Nicole Stamp by anastasiathefox1 I support NicoleShard by Chili-DogLove Shard and Nicole stamp by Missesamy930 Shard x Nicole Stamp by Pegasister28 Shard x Nicole Stamp by Alice-Hedgeh
Stamp Front 43 Shard by SugarySweetSprites Stamp Back 24 Nicole by SugarySweetSprites

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Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Star + Dangles Divider (BlueGray) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre
Custom Box Header Inspiration by Dri-Bee
:heart:THE SQUAD:heart:

:iconjazpaw: :iconlightningwolf913: :icongalaxynite::iconwhimsical-wings: :iconvioletthefox0001: :iconames-upside-down:
:heart: These guys are my absolute baes that keep me doing what I do and loving what I do. Please, please, please check them out and give them some love, too. They're part of who I am and mean the world to me. If you like any of my stuff, I guarantee you'll love these precious girls, too ^_^ :heart:

More awesome friendlies
:heart: Love you all mkay muah :heart:

:iconclasmaticii3::iconuriirhay::iconsupremeanimeninja::iconblossom-fur7: :icontbriddle: :iconroast-sesh: :iconbestie-boo: :iconthatzestycookie: :iconholoskas: :iconlunarose177: :iconianubis: :iconprism-0: :iconmds12341234: :iconmaddiebat: :icontheechidnamaster:

Star + Dangles Bullet (Silver) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Art Senpais and Inspirations:

:iconfinikart: :iconjazpaw: :iconwhimsical-wings: :iconlightningwolf913: :iconmylafox: :iconmyly14: :iconevanstanley: :iconallesiathehedge: :iconsimonsoys: :icongigi-d: :iconevmousser: :iconliyuconberma: :icongolden-anchor: :iconraseinn: :icondrawloverlala: :iconinualet: :iconswirlything: :iconauroblaze:

I'm also on Colors!3D
Find me here:…

Please respect me and my interests, and I will respect you and yours :)

GOTTA GO FAST by ButtonsMaker



I just wanted to make a quick uhhhh shoutout post, I guess??
also yea I missed Sonic's 26th this year whoops. I don't even have an excuse- I was just lazy lol

Firstly, one of my best friends, :iconvioletthefox0001: has opened commissions for the very first time! Her art is absolutely wonderful and you should definitely check it out, get some lovely art, and give her some love ASAP!
The Commission JournalI should really be better about advertising my own stuff ech.
I'm opening commissions! The details are on my page already but I just figured it'd be easier to broadcast the info if I made a journal about it.
Please pay through the commission widget on my page. I will not accept payments through the donation widget or sending points.
The only reason for this is because I need to start making College money, and Deviantart only lets you convert points to cash if it's through the commission widget or from a purchased print. Thank you!
Alrighty, here's the prices for your convenience!
Digital Shaded 800 :points:

 No Background or simple Background, one character, fullbody. Please specify which style of shading would be prefered
Digital Flat Colored 450 :points:

Next off, two of my other best friends are hosting a contestttt! Yaaay!  :iconwhimsical-wings: and :iconames-upside-down: are holding a contest featuring Ames' Mobian-fied Solaris from Sonic 06 and Whimsical's adorable character Marcia, and utilizes their awkward relationship.  You can find the journal here to enter! Some great prizes are up for grabs and I will also be contributing, so check it out! :D
Solaris x Marcia [ Over 4000 points in prizes! ]Hello hello! :iconAmes-upside-down: and I have decided to host a contest featuring our characters, Solaris and Marcia.
Gold StarSolarcia ContestGold Star

Solaris x Marcia

The relationship:
Marcia and Solaris are both the projections of stars, who have dedicated their lives to bringing peace to the universe.
At first, Marcia was unable to receive Solaris' affections because of her insecurities, and struggled to accept that he could posses genuine feelings for her. After some time, she developed a strong attachment to him, yet still quietly refuses to admit it.
Solaris was quick to offer his friendship to Marcia, which perhaps by his own fault led him to falling thoroughly in love with the little Star. Her response remains pleasantly confusing at

And lastly, I'd like to give huge shoutouts to all the lovely people who wished me a happy birthday on the 20th, and especially huge shoutouts to the artists who drew beautiful, beautiful things for me ;v;
Please please please check those images out here! They're all masterpieces <3 <3 <3
I have such cool friends
Gift #1 by Honey-angel  Gift #2 by Honey-angel  Held Together (Gift for Galaxynite) by Burningstarlight17  WOW. AN ANIMATIC (kinda) by Whimsical-Wings  The Shark Son by Violetthefox0001  Gamer Nerds by Blossom-fur7 Gift .:Happy birthday, Galaxy:. by FinikArt (SUPER DUPER LATE) Gift 4 Galaxy! by ClockworkSanctum

Oh and also, for real, I'm going to be putting up a journal for my summer 2017 contest within the next few weeks- stay tuned!
A Peaceful City
It was tempting- the city being so close. It glowed in the moonlight with a somehow warm radiance, magnificent and regal against the dark horizon. And yet, as close as it was physically, it was still so far away. 

A city neither one of them was welcome in, try as they might.

They’d set out just before the sun began to lay beneath the skyline, basking in the sky as it transitioned from blue, to yellow to dark, deep colors of red and purple. Just outside the city, barely influenced by the field Nicole had created for her physical form to manifest, it was peaceful. Tranquil, somehow, completely oblivious to everything in the world going wrong.

Despite Nicole’s most insistent protests earlier, Shard couldn’t stand to let her leave alone.  A simple scan, she said.  Wouldn’t take long, she promised. Basic and unimportant tasks that she could accomplish in her sleep mode, she’d finally insisted in annoyance.  And regardless of it all, he’d followed her. Just as he always did. Stubborn.

What could he say- once a Sonic, always a Sonic.  Sort of, anyway.

And now, in the dark cover of night, they sat.  Shard was eager to bask in the easy silence between them.  Ever since his nearly fatal encounter with Metal Sonic, even the most mundane of tasks or…small, secret ‘missions’ that Chuck certainly wouldn’t need to find out about, had become particularly special.  Only once faced with threat of losing them forever were those times truly cherished- Shard had concluded the same rules applied to organics, which offered a strange sense of near accomplishment.

Not everyone got second- or third- chances at those simple moments.

The stars above, the Robian sighed quietly, looking down at the artificial girl in his arms.  If there were ever simple moments, this was certainly one. She had drifted off somehow very recently, presumably to recover from all the spinning in her mind from recent events.  She still had so much on her brilliant, artificial mind between exile and Mecha Sally- Shard would’ve been lying to say he hadn’t feel badly to add ‘make robot moron functional again’ to her to-do list. She must have been exhausted.  And yet she never stopped, because she knew how many depended on her.  Maybe not now- as far as they knew-, and maybe not tomorrow, but someday. And to be ready, she’d accidentally found herself depending on someone else.

Shard didn’t take that trust for granted for a nanosecond. 

Her head rested gently against his shoulder, her small, original handheld cradled in her lap as he cradled her physical body in his. Her breath was shallow, fake-lungs drawing in very real, crisp, evening air.  He found himself ever surprised with how easily she took his breath away- breath he didn’t know he had to begin with.

Looking off to the distant city, and then back again to the sleeping lynx, the Robian couldn’t help note how…relaxed she looked.  No worry clouding her eyes, no sadness behind her smile.  In this moment, however long it lasted, just between Nicole and himself, she looked happy.  Calm.

So peaceful. So tranquil.  Not unlike the city itself, separated as they might be… for now.  

Someday, he knew she’d go back there.  They’d need her- after all, who wouldn’t?- and realize they’d made a terrible mistake in pushing her away.  And when that happened, Shard knew that he would…He would have to be okay knowing she wouldn’t come back for him.  But he could face that eventually, because in this moment, she was happy.  With him.

Maybe that was a bit generous, but he’d take it.

He briefly hoped that the others hidden in the underground secret base wouldn’t miss them too much tonight, knowing he couldn’t bear to wake the fellow artificial intelligence, but it seemed fairly unimportant now anyway.  He’d deal with the lectures in the morning.  

For now, he was content to watch the city in its quietest hours, basking in moonlit tranquility.  And he knew that for once, the city would sleep well that night...right beside him.


Yaaaay stories
I've missed my robot children a lot so I kinda gushed oops

Side headcanons-
-Nicole runs herself ragged during her exile as a means or trying to numb a lot of pain she doesn't know what to do with.  Anything she can do to keep busy, she does, which sometimes includes finding- or having someone else find *HINTHINT*- a ring for her handheld so she has a stable physical form to go outside the base with.  This eventually catches up to her and she has to face a lot of the stuff she's tried to hide away.  Shard is really helpful to her in this stage, because it's mostly a lot of crying and pent up guilt that Nicole doesn't know how to face alone.  She especially opens up to him after his fight with Metal and post-repaired because that opens up even more stress for her.  She realizes she cares a lot more about him than she thought and panics over the idea of losing him on top of everything else she's already been stripped of.  It's really hard for her and Shard hates seeing her upset ;v;

-I like to think that Shard does have some scars, despite having his auto repair function (though most of said scars/scratches/dents/external damage in general require at least a little bit of buffing, which takes some decent time). This is particularily bad following SU#50 when he's still recovering from near death-- again.  Lot of his energy has to go to maintaining and stabilizing his power core, so flesh wounds kind of get put on the backburner. He has a few that he keeps unhealed on purpose, though.  He has a few from Sonic, and one across the muzzle from getting that claw for the face in SU#50. Mostly just to remind him of what he's overcome. Plus he thinks it makes him look tougher XD
Sweet Dreams
"Goodnight, bro..."
My long-overdue half of an art trade with the lovely :iconmontyth:!  I must admit, I had so much fun with this. The colors, the poses, the characters- it was all just really fun ^v^ Drawing Sonic being all soft and cuddly and vulnerable with his really close friends/ those he considers family is a weakness of mine, and so his cute little brother Monty was right up my alley.
The coloring kind offffffff just happened on it's own, I guess LOL  Dreamish turned into the whole theme of the picture haha ^^
Hope you like it, Monty! Thank you so much for your patience with me getting this done :D

Check out the wonderful piece they drew for me! :heart:
.:Shard and Nicole:. by MontyTH 
My Power is Infinite

So I had important things to do yesterday but then guess what
Sega did it's thing at E3 and dropped it's new Forces trailer so everything I was doing was promptly thrown out the window to draw thiS BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER (I lost it at the weird nanite-like-cubes. Typical)
I spent literally all day on this with the Forces theme on repeat can you teLL THAT I AM VERY EXCITED 

In case you somehow misseD IT…

Anyone want to draw some lovesick robots?

Journal Entry: Mon May 1, 2017, 8:40 PM

Title basically says it all, must I really say more? XD
Okay okay fine, here's the deal-
I'm looking for some people to commission some Shard and Nicole squishy fluffiness from.  Sifting through all the commission groups and the search results for a good few months days has turned up saddeningly empty, so I'm turning to you guys! I'd love to commission some of my watchers, or anyone you know that has commissions open!  If you have a friendo who's taking commissions, link me to them! Or if you yourself are, by all means, link me to those too!
The only catch is that I'm unfortunately on a points only budget, but other than that, I'm just looking for some fabulous artists to inflict the robot-trash upon

~Particularly interested in shaded full body pictures and pixel art animations~

Nicole Pixel by GalaxyniteShard Pixel by Galaxynite

PS: starting to plan another shardcole related summer contest, so keep your eyes peeled for that! 

Galaxy's Gallery Update

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:36 AM

So...hi, long time no see? xD

First off, I'm very sorry to my commentors for not replying in a more timely manner as of recently. I've been entirely inactive for just over a week, and I'm sure it's not that hard to guess why, for some.
I have been completely and hopelessly enchanted by 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'.  I had been anticipating this game since the very first announcement and every delay since 2014 just built on my excitement. The night of May 2nd, day before release, I couldn't even sleep, I was so hyped! So finally having it in my hands exactly one week ago-- I don't think I've ever felt that type of genuine joy to such a degree.  It was worth every second of waiting and then some, if dumping more than 30 hours into the game already doesn't indicate that. It's an absolutely stunning, addicting, magical game that has made me laugh, think, and cry many times, and probably will continue to do so for years.  As is the truly magical and emotional experience that comes with Zelda games- just tearing myself away to type this was a struggle in itself!

Which I suppose leads to a slight confession and the purpose of this journal. This might come as a shock to many of you, but Sonic is not my favorite franchise.  That title belongs entirely to 'The Legend of Zelda'. As much as I love Sonic games, The Legend of Zelda has always completely captivated me with its beautifully organic complexity and subtle relatability, and it has held my heart hostage for years(and probably won't be giving it back anytime soon). The problem is that I've never entirely felt compelled to draw fanart for Zelda.  I've always loved it, and the series as a whole has changed my life in many ways, but I always struggled with a feeling of 'everything has been done in terms of Zelda fanart, and it has been done better than I could ever do it'.  Add that to the fact that human(ish) characters were a huge challenge to me when I first found the series and you have the perfect formula to steer clear of drawing art for it. With Breath of the Wild though has come a brand new spark of inspiration that I've never had before and that I want to make good use of.  I have great respect for the atmosphere and character development and overall world building that comes with the Zelda franchise and really want to try my hand at putting my love in a visual form. I think that because the charm of Zelda is of such a grand scale, trying to emulate that will help me in many ways artistically.

Now I know what you might be thinking, and don't worry- this does not mean that I'm over Sonic or won't be drawing Sonic fanart anymore. I still adore the atmosphere of the Sonic games and particularly love the diversity of the characters- I'm too attached to break away from them!  Project 2017 is still high on my hype list, too! However, I've been thinking about expanding the content of my gallery for a while and BoTW just solidified it.  There are many things I love aside from Sonic, and I'm ready to put my heart into expressing that.

I'm not sure if all this even needed to be stated, but for those of you that follow me for my Sonic art, I suppose I just felt it was important to explain that while I'm looking forward to expressing my love for other franchises, that I'm not moving away from Sonic by any means. and certainly not from Shard and Nicole, either <3

So, with that, thank you for reading and thank you for just being wonderful people!  :heart:

P.S. For those of you who may be looking to get BoTW but haven't yet, or aren't entirely through the game- fear not! This will be a spoiler free zone. As much as I'd love to talk about all the beautiful story elements that made BoTW my instant favorite game in the entire series, I'll be holding all of that back until the game is a bit older and more have a chance to play it. It's an experience best had on your own time and without spoilers of any kind, believe me!
P.P.S I am still working on owed art- I'm planning to get it all pumped out by this coming week.


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Algcoco Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg i love your art!! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ
Galaxynite Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you so very much! I'm so glad that you do! :D
quangloc1234567 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Happy late birthday, sorry for not saying that earlier 
Galaxynite Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, no worries! Thank you so much for the wishes! :D
JBtwoseven Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
ah damn, i hate how dA mobile doesn't give birthday notifications...

anyway, happy birthday, you awesome artist, you
Galaxynite Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, JB! It's the thought that counts ;D
So thank you so much :D <3
KagesCupcake195 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Galaxynite Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just appreciate the thought, regardless! Thank you so much >v< :heart:
KagesCupcake195 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH thank chu!,3;;A;;
btw I was wondering if you still wanted the commission?;;3;;<33
TBriddle Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

HAPPY B-DAY!!:happy birthday: Happy Birthday Godliek :D Birthday Glomp emoticon Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1] Nicole icon - listen to song 
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