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Tagged by the great :iconisriana: and it's a long one!

1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?

Steel Raven was originally a name I came up for a mech design years back, possible inspired by the Raven mercenaries in the Armor Core series. I abandoned the mech design but keep the name as a internet moniker because it was original at the time. I though of changing it a few times but haven't thought of anything with as much... weight. 

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
I was part of the Undead Games community around the time I first signed on to DA so I was uploading a good amount of zombie apocalypse material but my Battletech and Mechwarrior art has always been a constant.

3. How many watchers do you have now?
114!? Damn, thanks guys!

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
:iconkatwylder: :iconshimmering-sword: :iconukitakumuki:

5. Or lack thereof, move along…
More dA favorites!

:iconpunakettu: :iconguyver89: :icondead-robot: :iconashwings: :iconmraverage:

6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
Not resently, don't have the time.

7. What is your most popular submission?
According to my states;

steel-raven.deviantart.com/art…

I guess I need to draw more Ninjas.

8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?

True Detective, Game of Thrones, Supernatural (first 5 seasons) Firefly,

9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
Cars, Faces, Female figure, medieval/fantasy characters, ect.

10. Summer or winter?
Summer

11. Rain or Sun?
Sun

12. What's your favourite type of music?
Hard Rock, Metal, ect.

13. PC or Mac
PC.

14. Anime or Manga?
Depends on the book/series.

15. Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi

16. Read or TV?

Read, there is nothing on TV anymore.

17. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
Good god, too much time. I should be drawing but there is so much good art here!

18. Name a talent.
Drawing?

19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
both.

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
None, I gave up on fast food

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?(not mangas)
World War Z, Day by Day Armageddon, Snow Cash (I'm under read)

22. Wii or PlayStation?
PlayStation 2 count?

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Metallica, Amon Amarth, Iron Maiden

24. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?
Slow,

25. Do you like Denny's?
24 hour pancakes is never a bad thing

26. What is your favorite smiley?
:toocool:

27. What is your favorite type of pie?
Apple

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
Yes

29. Do you go on dA a lot?
At least once a day

30. Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Tumblr and Facebook.

31. Do you cosplay?
Nope

32. Fruits or sweets?
Both

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
Yes.

34. Have you skipped school?
I've skipped classes, that's about it.

35. Have you been on a plane?
Yes.

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
Not yet

37. Have you been ice skating?
I've been on ice, does that count?

38. Favorite vacation spot?
… don't think I've ever been on vacation.

39. Ever been on TV?
Not that I'm aware of

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
????.

41. What do you do to relax?
Draw, play games, hang with friends.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
Avengers

43. Favorite Sandwich?
Chicken

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
?????

45. Favorite time of the day?
Afternoon

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
Artist... too bad I still can't make a living doing it.

 47. What do you want to be now?
Artist... as in a well paid one.

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
?????

49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
I cannot see myself not beating the crap out of [censored]

50. When is your birthday?
May 20, why?

51. Favourite type of ice cream?
Cookie dough

52. Last book you read?
Finished half of Under the Dome.

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Newcastle Games and Comics

54. Do you buy / sell / both on eBay.
No

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
Why don't you own a car?

56. Favourite all time movie?
Aliens/Akira, I cant decide

57. What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
The A-Team

58. What are you listening to right now?
Motor Head- Rock n' Roll

59. What is the last thing you ate?
Pizza

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Clear

61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
*shrug*

62. Favorite sport to play?
Paintball?

63. Favorite Day of the Year?
Can't say, a good day is a good day.

64. Hugs or Kisses? 
Fist bump? I guess hugs are allot less awkward.

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
Yes

66. Favorite Board Game?
Does Battletech count?

67. Favorite smells?
Woodchips and BBQ

68. What inspires you?
Music

69. Do you have any piercings?
No

70. How many siblings do you have? 
None

71. Bacon Bits or Croutons?
BACON

72. Favorite Day of the Week?
Saturday

73. Favorite phrase?
I'm a artist, I create all sorts of S##T!

74. Favorite Restaurant?
Don't have one.

75. Favorite animal?
Wolf

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Walk

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Walk

78. Favorite Disney character?
Don't have one

79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
Nope

80. Tag 6 people.

I'll take 6 volunteers


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Been busy, didn't notice the new DA logo till now. While I won't champion any of DA's latest... "updates" but the new logo is confusing. Why change the logo after all this time? Your a established brand know by most who post on the web! The fact that we are see so many changes to DA on the later part of the year means one of two things; DA feels they need to re-establish their brand to become 'trendy' again (though DA was never trendy) or they are losing traffic and are starting to panic. *shrug* I started posting on DA because it was a easy place to post work, still is (Tumblr is way too random) don't think that will change soon but still...  
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Happy Turkey day everyone! May you dine on the decedent of the T-Rex while watching combative full contact sports and celebrate with friends and family. 
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Computers online and all systems are nominal!

Turns out it was the power source and it ended up being a quick fix. I'll be needing a upgrade soon but I still have all my files and no damage so far. 

I've been stuck in a rut for a while but I'm going to try to start building myself up again for the holidays so hopefully that will mean more updates in the near future. 
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  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ
Computer just died.

50% chance that I'll loss my files, only a few things I'll regret lossing but it will be allot longer before I get me computer back up and running.
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  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ
Lost my internet connection again, going to take some time to get it sorted so update are on hold for a while.

Been having a hard time drawing latly anyhow. Who knows. Maybe some more time without the internet will help.
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  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: Aliens Vs Predator
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ

Sorry for the lack of updates guys, got hung up on a few things at work along with my usual 'not good enough' wall with my art. But a heard a good friend of mine is not feeling well so it's motivation for some new artwork of her favorite characters. This means I'm going to leave my pencil sketches unfinished but I will be posting some new stuff shortly.

In the mean time, drinking music;
 
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  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ
Have something in the works but a little hard to work right now with the news that park on my city is a god damn war zone and people just seem to keep pouring gas on the flames. Here's a appropriate soundtrack until I get some artwork loaded

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  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ

I'll keep it short

It took some arm twisting to get me on Deviant Art 5 years ago. When I first started trying to get into art on some sort of professional level, everyone told me I needed my own site and DA was the easiest way for me to post my work online. Allot of my early posted was from my sketch books after my college portfolio was lost during the move. Much of what followed was fan art for zombie movies and games for Undeadgames.com Pic of the Day and Battletech along with a character project and commission now and then

I have allot of failed comic projects and rejection letters behind me that continue to haunt as the years go on but ultimately, a few of the fellow artist I have meet here on DA and a few other places that helps keep me motivated. I still don't have enough time to draw, I might never but you help me keep pushing to be a better artist.

Thank you


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  • Drinking: OJ
Sorry, been meaning to update right now, got a new work schedule running me ragged. Got some ideas I want to put on paper a couple of people I need to follow up with but I yet to find time. More shortly
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Just some curiosity; any good sites you visit when not on DA
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It's time to celebrate our country by doing what we do best,
BLOWING STUFF UP! 
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I'm not updating as much as I like, sorry about that but I got a few good reasons vs my sad self hating excuses of the past. I haven't gained any extra free time with my new job but better pay and allot less stress helps. I am drawing more but I'm also trying to raise my level of quality so I won't be posting every sketch I make but with luck you will see more quality sketches on my page.

Also getting a few commissions here and there, I'm a self hatting perfectionist to a fault so I'm going to be spending what free time I have on these handful of work to get them looking the best I can. I always believed when someone paid me for some art, they deserved the best I can put on paper and that is something I'll strive for every time.

The amount on time I'm spending on a project is also in part that I'm still getting the hang of my tablet, there are so many talented people here on DA who create such beautiful work using the same device, I sometime feel like a amateur with box of crayons. I must do better, I will except nothing less from my self.

Other things in my life that I still need to get straighten up but I wont bore you with that crap right now

With that friends, grab a bottle of your favorite rut gut and raise your glass for a toast; lets always strive to make things better and try to have a little fun along the way.  
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  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: Aliens Vs Predator
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ

Sorry for the lack of updates guys, I keep hitting these creative slumps and I'm not sure why. Got some more projects I'm going to aim to accomplish this month but I won't promise when I'll post them (they will be done when they are done) but I'll stay active on DA and Tumbler as I have been.

I was also planning to start writing short stories again to help improve my story telling skills but write now it's doubtful I'll have the time. There is one IIRC game I may join (want a good writing exercise, join a forum/chat based RPG) but I'm having a hard time just finishing the damn character sheet. Finding time to do these things is still a challenge but that will be my number one goal this year; make more time for a god damn life!     
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  • Eating: Dead Animal
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Sorry guys, have some work to upload but my wi-fi is still haveing trouble connecting and public work centers browers wont allow me to upload on to Deviant Art. I'll upload as soon as I can.
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Internet is down, updates after problem is resolved.
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Been busy, got a couple of commissions coming up after I finish a problem with my old employer.
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My new been keeping me busy thought the Holidays but this month has been god to me. Looking forward to the Underfiend Radio Christmas Special, may even have time to stop by and hang with the DJs this year. 

That's it for now, I'm off to beat up a mall Santa!
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Happy Thanksgiving, have some wild turkey on me! :drunk:
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  • Eating: Dead Animal
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Had a few things projects planed for for the season but been busy. Got a good job offer, put in my two weeks and started training for my new gig. Tacking up all my time for the time being but it will mean better hours, better pay and more time to work on my art. After that, got some more zombie work planed with news of Zombie Squad co staring in Dead Snow 2 Red vs Dead along with a few other things. More shortly, till then.
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  • Reading: The Zombie Hunters/Dead Winter
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: Aliens Vs Predator
  • Eating: Dead Animal
  • Drinking: OJ