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Before I begin, let me start by wishing everyone a blessed and very Merry Christmas as well as a Happy and Joyous New Year.  I hope everyone's holiday season is grand.


Also, I forgot to mention, I actually was fortunate enough to get some very rare Dragon Cave eggs recently
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

:bulletblue: I tried to "Summon" again for the heck of it, with my Thunder Dragon, Reginethora, back on 12-15-14, and it actually worked!
:bulletblue: And, I was quick enough to get 2 Holly Dragons; 4th gen isn't great, but it's not bad either, especially considering how incredibly hard they are to acquire.  I got one on the 23rd, and another one today, the 26th.

And now onto the boring, wordy stuff >.<

Okay, so, life (i.e. looking for work; failing thus far, landscaping stuff before winter arrived, trying to maintain a relationship, etc.) has kept me away from here for longer than normal (nearly 6 months :noes:) and I've missed everyone here. :saddummy:  I have wanted to post a proper journal since ACen 2014 back in May, but still haven't gotten it properly written out. -_-
Until I get that journal/s up, this initial summary one will have to do.

First, some of the things that have happened/changed since last I was on, include:
:bulletblack: I stopped writing/keeping records for Dragon Cave and Tale of Dragons
:bulletblack: I went to Durand, IL to get native plants for transplanting in my yard
:bulletblack: From my garden, I found & raised my very 1st Black Swallowtail caterpillars
:bulletblack: I thoroughly cleaned out & expanded my garden (after the Swallowtails)
:bulletblack: I found & raised another 12+ Monarch eggs/larvae to adults this year
:bulletblack: I attended PGI 2014 in Mason City, IA w/ family (some Monarchs in toe)
:bulletblack: I got a Facebook... -_- (I know; swore I never would but it happened)
:bulletblack: Started playing Farmville 2 (via FB)
:bulletblack: I turned another year older ;P
:bulletblack: My girlfriend's family took me to Walt Disney World (first time in my life)
:bulletblack: Started playing Runescape a bit again (after a 351 day absence)

Second, I have not been able to keep up with posting journals and pictures for the Anime conventions I have been fortunate enough to attend in the past year+ and it's killing me.  Due to wanting to be thorough and keep things posted in order, I have kept myself from saying/showing anything and there really are some important moments I want to share.  Thus, I am going to have to post something.

Let me first list the conventions I've attended so far (and which ones I've documented):
:bulletblue: Anime World Chicago (2012) :pointr: guardianofcliffton.deviantart.…
:bulletblue: Maneki Neko Con 1 (2012) :pointr: guardianofcliffton.deviantart.…
:bulletblue: Anime Central (2013) :pointr: guardianofcliffton.deviantart.…
:bulletblue: Maneki Neko Con 2 - Cloned (2013) :pointr: 2-Day weekend; No Journal yet
:bulletblue: Midwest Fur Fest (2013) :pointr: Not anime, but went with older brother to see what it was about; No Journal
:bulletblue: Con+Alt+Delete (2013) :pointr: Only attended Saturday; went with Ciara (toxsickk) & my older brother; No Journal yet
:bulletblue: Anime Central (2014) :pointr: My first 3-day Weekend; No Journal yet
:bulletblue: Maneki Neko Con 3d (2014) :pointr: 3-day weekend, new venue, won my first cosplay award; No Journal yet
:bulletblue: Con+Alt+Delete (2014) :pointr: 3-Day weekend, Ciara & I won both won cosplay award & free admission for next year; No Journal yet

Before I conclude, I want to at least share some information and an image (or two) from each of the more significant [larger] conventions:

Con+Alt+Delete 2013:
:bulletblack: First con that involved traversing bad & slippery roads in winter weather
:bulletblack: We got to see & talk with LittleKuriboh (for me, only the 2nd time since AWC 2012)
:bulletblack: I got my first Leafeon Plushy
:bulletblack: Ciara debuted her almost fully updated/completed (since I met her) Dark Magician Girl outfit
:bulletblack: Ciara won 1st place in craftsmanship for her outfit in the Masquerade and got free admission for 2014's con!
:bulletblack: We got to attend a panel hosted by Vic Mignogna!
C+A+D (1) - DMG +LittleKuriboh by GuardianOfCliffton C+A+D 2013 (2) - DMG's Cosplay Perfection by GuardianOfCliffton

Anime Central 2014:
:bulletblack: My first 3-day weekend
:bulletblack: Ciara debuted her fully updated DMG cosplay, as well as a Suicune cosplay for the "Ultimate Pokedex" Photo meet-up
:bulletblack: I debuted my first EVER official Cosplay, Dark Flare Knight, as well as a secondary "closet cosplay" of the Pokemon, Kabutops
:bulletblack: Never have I had so many pictures taken of me before >,<
:bulletblack: Ciara had a professional photo-shoot set up that I got invited into for the last few shots
:bulletblack: Ciara surprised me Sunday morning with her Sailor Venus cosplay she had secretly made & brought along. >///<
:bulletblack: I got a Glaceon Plushy to pair with my C+A+D Leafeon, as well as a cute Flareon from a different set/series of plushies
:bulletblack: I got to meet lucidsky of dA and purchased a couple of her art prints
:bulletblack: I got to meet Samurai Dan and Lady Jillian for the first time when attending their last panel on Sunday, before closing ceremonies
Ciara's Facebook post:…
ACen 2014 (1) - Dark Magician Pair by GuardianOfCliffton ACen 2014 (2) - Sailor Venus Surprise by GuardianOfCliffton

Con+Alt+Delete 2014:
:bulletblack: My first 3-day convention with just Ciara. :blushes:
:bulletblack: I got to debut my updated Dark Flare Knight cosplay (that I had updated for MNC 2014) as well as my other closet cosplay of a Shiny Umbreon
:bulletblack: Ciara debuted her AWESOME (and I hope first ever) Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight cosplay as well as her closet cosplay of Super Sonico
:bulletblack: We got to meet, get autographs from, & talk with the voice actors, Eric Stuart, Sonny Strait, Greg Ayres, and Todd Haberkorn
:bulletblack: We got to attend 3 different panels hosted by Samurai Dan and Lady Jillian, and even got to pet and feed their 2 Akita Inu doggies (Sunday morning panel about the dogs)
:bulletblack: As a group, Ciara and I entered our armor cosplays into the masquerade; we got bumped up from "Experienced" to "Master" in the craftsmanship category, AND we both won free membership to next years convention!
:bulletblack: I purchased my second ever anime figurine
:bulletblack: Ciara and I both had many pictures taken of us, even one that a game shop wanted to use for their store. ^^
Facebook posts from others:… -…
C+A+D 2014 (1) - DMG the Dragon Knight by GuardianOfCliffton C+A+D 2014 (2) - Dark Flare Knight by GuardianOfCliffton C+A+D 2014 (3) - A Knightly Christmas by GuardianOfCliffton

Additionally, the person who runs the "AtomicNetwork" Youtube channel made an awesome video of many of the cosplays at the convention ^^… and Ciara and I can be found there as well.  Nevertheless, it's really worth watching all the way through.
:bulletpink: 0:55 = Ciara's Super Sonico cosplay
:bulletpink: 2:25 = Ciara's Super Sonico & my Shiny Umbreon are in the bg
:bulletpink: 3:01 = My Dark Flare Knight and Ciara's DMG Dragon Knight cosplay
  • Mood: Noble

Journal History


The Mystical Swordsman
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
In “The Unknown Evil” (Vol. I of “The Chaotic Timeline Trilogy”)
(The trilogy series of stories I started in my Freshman year of High School, (05-06) and spent approx. 5 years working on, before dA, and life in general, kept me from continuing them…I’ve barely worked on them since. -_-)
My OC/self-character, (plus my 2 friends) became known as the 3 “Guardians of Cliffton,” after we prevented the decimation of “Cliffton” (the small, main village, of the trilogy series).
More information about the stories can be found in the description of my Profile image: guardianofcliffton.deviantart.…

Personal Info.
:bulletblack: Name: David
:bulletblack: Age: 23
:bulletblack: Birthday: October 7
:bulletblack: Hair Color: Brown with a touch of auburn
:bulletblack: Eye Color: Greenish gray with yellow around pupil
:bulletblack: Religion: Christian – Denomination: Lutheran
:bulletblack: Social Status: With a nice Dark Magician Girl
:bulletred: Email:

:bulletblack: Likes/Interests:
   :bulletblue: A clean/organized workspace (I’m fastidious about this ^^’)
   :bulletblue: Yu-Gi-Oh!™: the TCG & OCG, Anime, (primarily Yu-Gi-Oh!™ DM, Season 4; “Waking the Dragons”) the “Abridged Series,” etc.
   :bulletblue: Dark Magician Girl/Mana: drawing/seeing & writing/reading clean art/stories about her :heart:
   :bulletblue: Fire Emblem™: the games, & short lived, 2-episode Anime
   :bulletblue: Minecraft™
   :bulletblue: Art: Traditional, Digital, Pixel, spriting, & some others
   :bulletblue: Writing short stories/novels (trying to; most still need finishing)
   :bulletblue: The series of books by Raymond E. Feist
(His stories have been, and still are, a major inspiration to my own writing endeavors)
   :bulletblue: Admiring, collecting, using, & attempting to forge/carve Swords, Axes, Lances, Bows, etc. as well as the training philosophy (chiefly Western but also Eastern) for such weapons, (mainly swords)
   :bulletblue: The [High-Late] Middle Ages/Medieval Times, (Approx. 1000-1500 A.D.) & all the good/honorable properties of that era
   :bulletblue: Fantasy and Magic: both in reality and in Literature
   :bulletblue: The overall subtle and outstanding beauty of Nature
   :bulletblue: Lepidoptera: (Butterflies & Moths) Rearing from eggs or larvae & Photographing all stages of their metamorphosis when possible
   :bulletblue: The changing and natural mysteries of the Weather
   :bulletblue: Lighthouses (as well as their miniature counterparts)
   :bulletblue: Real life Locomotives (as well as model railroading)
   :bulletblue: Real life Tractors, old & new, (as well as scale models)
   :bulletblue: Landscaping, Gardening and other related outdoor activities
   :bulletblue: Collecting: Insulators, (porcelain & glass) Super Balls, Golf Balls, (and the rubber-wrapped cores inside older ones) Marbles, Foreign Coins, Stamps…
   :bulletblue: Favorite Color: Forest Green

:bulletblack: Dislikes:
   :bulletblue: Liars, thieves, trolls, the “injustice system,” etc.
(Most are “common”/regular ones; hopefully I needn’t mar this list by naming them all ^^’)


"Plz" Accounts:

:icondrkmggrlplz: :iconbmgplz: :icondmagiciangirlplz: :icondmgirlplz:

:icontransparentplz::iconygodmg1::iconygodmg2: :icondmg1plz::icondmg2plz: :pointl:A 6-part Plz by AkizaIzinski
:iconygodmg3::iconygodmg4::iconygodmg5: :icondmg3plz::icondmg4plz:            :icondmg1:
:iconygodmg6::iconygodmg7::iconygodmg8: :icondmg5plz::icondmg6plz:            :icondmg-2:

:icondarkmagiciangirl3plz::icondarkmagiciangirl4plz: :pointl: 4-part "Plz" B-day Gift, from BrotherlyFluff :aww:

A 42-part “Plz” acct. pic. found by BrotherlyFluff

Avatars with DMG: (Those that haven’t changed...)





(Just some quiz results I’ve received, in the past. Yes, I know the results are basically “unrealistic,” but please don’t judge…)

Title: How Much Do You Love Dark Magician Girl
Hosted By:…
Quiz Creator: UltimaKnight

Level 4: You seem to be a big Dark Magician Girl fanatic. Know her bio pretty well. Like her for her smarts rather than her looks. I like you, your not as perverted as the others. Enjoy the pic.

Title: Is Dark Magician Girl gonna kill you? (Short Quiz; Boys only)
Hosted By:…
Quiz Creator: Death95

She wont kill you.She loves you so much,she'll do anything you ask her to do.
*She comes chasing after,asks you to go on a date with her,then tries to kiss you on the lips*

Title: Does the Dark Magician Girl like you?
Hosted By:…
Quiz Creator: ManaDMG

She likes you, I mean LIKE LIKES you. You are pretty lucky to have such a great girl friend...say, you are a Boy, right? In the battle field you'd protect her with your life, and you'd probably go crazy without her. Lucky you! are a boy...right?


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FoxWriter2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day! <3
YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist

Good day. I wish to extend this invitation to all those who watched me through all these years. As a thanks for all your DevWatches, views, commissions, trades and requests, I wish to invite you my newly-made group site, based on the ongoing universe that I created through pictures and stories. This invite is to join, participate in, or simply view my group site dedicated to my ongoing fantasy novels, ‘Upon a Star’. If you are interested, check it out here at

manu-chann Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! It's been a while :)
The other day I saw this piece: YuGiOh: Dark Magician Girl by kankitsuru
And well it made me think about you XD So I'm leaving it here in case you hadn't seen it yet.
See ya!
HellionScythe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Just checking on ya!! Haven't heard from you so I can only assume ya got yourself a job or something that's keeping ya busy. Don't worry about hurting my feelings or anything!! lol Just wanted to let ya know that you cross my mind now and then :)

And I did say Happy Birthday to you right? :confused:
rejeneracion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Happy birthday : D
powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Happy Birthday
ichitae Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
:iconsparklesplz::cake::bulletpink::bulletyellow: HAPPY  BIRTHDAY!!!! :bulletyellow::bulletpink::cake::iconsparklesplz:
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Villekat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! 
bluedragoneye Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :party:
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