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Discovering W.I.T.C.H.




My Personal History of W.I.T.C.H.

In 2001 during the year of the first released issue of W.I.T.C.H., I was a 12 year old girl still in the sixth grade and drawing anime style characters, such as Sailor Moon, terribly (I am self-taught in free-hand drawing and I have never took a drawing class). I didn't know of its existence until I saw a commercial about a new animated series called W.I.T.C.H. on the Jetix channel. At the time I didn't pay much attention to it because I was into "Digimon" ( and still am!). A few months later when it was mid-way through the airing of the first season, I got bored enough to watch an episode. At first, I thought that it was interesting and okay, but I wasn't entire hooked yet. A few weeks later after watching my first W.I.T.C.H. episode on television, my family took me and my younger brother to the nearby bookstore. There, I saw the American (slightly censored) version of the original comic series. At first, I thought that it was one of those silly comic adaptation from the animated series and didn't realized that it was actually the other way around until I did some research. I sat there in the bookstore reading the very first 6 issues compacted into 3 books and immediately saw how much of big difference it is from the animated series. I started to watch more episodes of the series, including the ones that I missed and I started to do some more research on its history. By then, I was officially hooked. I fell in love with its unique ways of story-telling and artistic style and I felt that there was a certain charm to it that I have never felt before.

After waiting months on end for the American released, I got impatient and went online instead. To my luck, I was able to find a gold mine of comic scans online and began to read those instead. After years of reading WITCH, I also began to notice the difference as it transitioned itself from one saga to the next. I noticed the changes in the art styles, then the story-telling, then the entire thing which, I admittedly think, is now crap (the changes, not the entire WITCH universe). What was once a magical experience, I find WITCH now somewhat tasteless and a shell of its former glory. There were some issues that I still think was good, while others were so terrible and childish that it makes me preferred its rival, Winx Club, more than itself (Yes, it's that bad). I am now very disappointed that WITCH isn't as great as it used to be, and I find myself criticizing some of its new issues even more. Some people might ask me, "If you don't like it, then why bother continuing to read it?" My only answer is because I can't find myself to hate it entirely. W.I.T.C.H. has been around for a while and I fell in love with it as a teenager. Although I do find that it lost most of its magical touch, there are still some moments which I thought was wonderful enough for me to continue reading.

After ten years, W.I.T.C.H. has changed greatly, but personally, I still find that it still has that certain amount of charm that I just couldn't discard easily. W.I.T.C.H. comics has been a great inspiration to me in more ways than one, and to this day I am grateful to it. After drawing countless works, I finally made a small switch to WITCH art style. Although not best at first (as I'm still learning) I suddenly find myself drawing my own W.I.T.C.H. fanart calendar series, started my very first fan-comic side story of C.H.Y.K.N. (WITCH's predecessors), and now I'm slowly developing my new idea for a full blown WITCH fan-saga (called WITCH: Dreams of Lusteria)!



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Digimon Frontier

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The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
Aang Stamp by avatar-01 by avatar-fanI love Katara Stamp by patronustripZuko by SpazzlySokka by ovstampsThe Blind Bandit-Toph Stamp by MexicanSushiAvatar: The Legend of Aang-Korra Intro-Stamp by MexicanSushiAvatar: The Legend of Korra Opening Stamp by MexicanSushiAang Stamp by LithestepLegend Of Korra: Avatar state by DbzbabeDeal With It by ShinyCationLegend of Korra Stamp by moonprincesslunaAvatar Wan Stamp by meecle

Kingdom Hearts
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W.I.T.C.H.
W.I.T.C.H 5 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 28 by princess-femi-stampsWill Wandom stamp 1 by TkaczkaIrma Lair stamp by TkaczkaTaranne Cook stamp by TkaczkaCornelia Hale Stamp by TkaczkaW.I.T.C.H 24 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 38 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 8 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 27 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 9 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 34 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 12 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 26 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 4 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 37 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 6 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 25 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 36 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 10 by princess-femi-stampsW.I.T.C.H 7 by princess-femi-stamps

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Bloom Stamp by kaorinyaplzR: Layla Stamp by kaorinyaplzR: Stella Stamp by kaorinyaplzMusa Stamp by kaorinyaplzR: Flora Stamp by kaorinyaplzR: Tecna Stamp by kaorinyaplzRoxy Stamp by kaorinyaplzDaphne Fan Stamp 4 by kaorinyaplz

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
MLP FIM Stamp. by Pinky1babeFriendship IS Magic by MistrallaMLP: Twilight Sparkle by JanbearpigMLP: AppleJack stamp by JanbearpigMLP: Pinkie Pie stamp by JanbearpigMLP: Rainbow Dash stamp by JanbearpigMLP: Rarity stamp by JanbearpigMLP: Fluttershy stamp by JanbearpigPrincess Celestia Stamp by jewlechoPrincess Luna Stamp by jewlechoPrincess Cadance Stamp by jewlecho

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Ever After High
Ever After High Stamp by kaorinyaplzRoyals Fan by kaorinyaplzRebels Fan by kaorinyaplzEAH - Apple White by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Raven Queen by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Briar Beauty by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Madeline Hatter by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Ashlynn Ella by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Blondie Lockes by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Cedar Wood by EllisStampcollectionEAH - Cerise Hood by EllisStampcollectionEAH - C.A. Cupid by EllisStampcollection



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Name: Galistar07water (or just galistar)
Role: Guardian of Arts
Age: 25
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Vietnamese
Religion: Buddhist
Location: Southern California
Occupation: Assistant tutor/Tutor in English and history
Hobbies: Read, Write, Draw, and Study films
Favorite Films: The Godfather, Inception, Titanic, The Lord of the Ring films, Beauty and the Beast, and many more... :boogie:
Favorite Books: A lot, too much to list
What I hate: the Twilight series and M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender :fork:
Favorite Comic series: Disney's W.i.t.c.h. duh! ;P

Current Residence: Southern California, United States of America
Favorite music artists Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Adele, and Justin Timberlake
Favorite genre of music: A lot of types, okay?
Favorite style of art: Too many to list
MP3 player of choice: Walkman (I don't like iPods)
Favorite cartoon character: I have too many to list
Personal Quote: If an artist's inspiration lacks uniqueness, then his work shall lack rareness.


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Toy Story 3 (2010)

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I was fortunate enough to be among the group of children who grew up with the Toy Story trilogy, most notably one of its human characters, Andy. When the first Toy Story came out in 1995, my cousins and I were roughly around Andy's age. By the time the third and supposedly final chapter of this series hits theatre in 2010, we were also in our college years. In the span of 15 years it took to tell these stories, not only has the toys grew on us but we had grown with them. Yes, I was a little bit sad when the end credits rolled in as it felt like a final farewell to some of the most memorable Pixar characters I had ever known. Rarely a third film in a series is just as good or better than its first two predecessors, but Toy Story 3 definitely earned its ranking place like The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

In the first two classical Toy Story films, the plot focused on the toys and their relationship with their owner as well as with each other. In Toy Story 2, it's told that the toys do dread the day when their owner is too old to be playing with them anymore, but for the time being, they'll stay with him always. Naturally, Toy Story 3 focused on that: What happened to the toys now that Andy is all grown up? Several characters and their voice actors returned to reprise their rolls including Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Joan Cusack as Jessie, John Ratzenberger as Hamm, Don Rickles and Estelle Harris as Mr. and Mrs. Potato-Heads, Wallace Shawn as Rex, and Jodi Bensen as Barbie. Sadly, some characters from previous films do not return in the third and final installment either because the voice actors passed away or because they couldn't fit every single one of Andy's toys in one final adventure. Sadly, amongst those who passed away were Joe Ranft (voiced Wheezy in Toy Story 2) and Jim Varney (who voiced Slinky). The latter was replaced by his close friend, Blake Clark as Slinky was needed in this film.

The film starts off with a reminder of the toys' playtime stories with Andy from the beginning of the first film which includes a dog with a built-in forced field and a dinosaur who eats forced field dogs! Throughout the years with Andy, the toys enjoyed and cherished their playtime together. Eventually, Andy is growing up and many of his toys were sold or donated, yet Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Rex, Ham, Slinky, Mr. and Mrs. Potato-Heads, and the three PizzaPlanet aliens were kept in their owner's toy box for years. The time is almost here when 17 year old Andy (now voiced by John Morris) is packing for college. His mother gives him three choices with his old toys: 1) Attic. 2) Donation to Sunnyside Daycare Center. 3) Trash.

After a huge misunderstanding, the toys think that Andy no longer cares for them and decided to donate themselves to Sunnyside with Barbie, thinking that they'll like their new home better as long as they're together. Woody, who witnessed the entire thing knew otherwise and failed to convince his friends to come home and stay in the attic. Sunnyside seemed like paradise since they'll always be played by little kids for an eternity. After all, when one group grows up, another age group will come to replace them every year. Having no owner seems like a really good idea, or that's what they were told by a strawberry-scented purple teddy bear named Lotso (Ned Beatty) who seemed to be the leader of the toys there. Even better for Barbie because she has finally met the man of her dream...you guessed it...a Ken doll (Michael Keaton). I know some people joked that Ken is gay, but let's just say that he's effeminate since he loves to dress up and practically bawled his plastic eyes out when Barbie interrogated him. (Funniest scene in this whole film, if you asked me!)

All seemed well and prosperous for our hero, but all is not what it seems for Sunnyside is a dark and cruel place for new toys. Lotso has turned the entire place into a hellish prison for them by placing them in the Caterpillar Room where they're being roughly played by toddlers. Yeesh, even I wasn't that rough to my toys when I was three years old. When Buzz and the others tried to leave, Lotso had Buzz reset to demo, whipping his memory clean so that he can turned his new henchman against Jessie and the others. Yes, people...apparently you can't have a Toy Story film without a crazy astro-nut toy who thinks he's a real space ranger.

After being saved and well-treated by a little girl named Bonnie (Emily Hahn), Woody discovered the dark and twisted truth about Lotso from Bonnie's other toys and decided to go back and save his friends. Man, leave it to Pixar to make The Shawshank Redemption looked like a walk in the park because the toys' escape plan are so elaborate and risky that you can't help but hang on to your seat with your eyes glued to the screen with anxiety. I will say that that monkey is S-C-A-R-Y!!! And if you think this film is already dark enough, the plot gets deeper and more grim when our heroes find themselves trapped in the incinerator at a garbage dump. I won't reveal how they survived their horrible fate but you would think that they would be more traumatized after a close brush with Death. Don't worry, there's a happy ending for them but I will admit that I didn't care much when Andy played with them for the last time before he leaves. Sorry, but that part of the ending just feels like how they stretched out too much with the epilogue of The Return of the King.

Toy Story 3 may not be as perfect like its first two films, but it's a fitting way to conclude the story. As always, the characters are memorable even if the story is now over and the plot itself is even more profound. This film is darker and full of twisted emotion that you can't help but feel sorry for them, even the villain. The connection between the toys as they held hands to meet their fate in fire is deep and engaging to all of us. Not everything about this film is dark for there are a few great funny scenes that will make you laugh. I couldn't help myself when Barbie tore up Ken's clothes to blackmail him and when Spanish Buzz got jealous of Woody, not remembering that his best friend and Jessie are practically brother and sister. After 15 years, we're all sad to see this story has finally closed, but we were all glad that it went out with a bang. With one epic gone, new doors are possible as Disney Pixar revealed several bits of short clips and episode specials of what happened to the toys on their next adventure.

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EveryThinkPink 3 days ago   Interface Designer
im just asking do nashter love will?
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Galistar07water 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
You'll have to read the comics to find out.
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EveryThinkPink 3 days ago   Interface Designer
i see but i saw that he little like her but im not sure help me plz?
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Galistar07water 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I'm afraid I can't help you because I haven't read far enough myself.
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thank you for the favs, comments and addings to witch groups! I appriciate that as it gives me a lot of motivation=*
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hey do you do request
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Galistar07water Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No, only commission but it's currently closed.
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ok thanks then
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3D4D Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
you can make requests??
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