“Sweet Louise” by The Belle Brigade
WHAT’S UP INTERNET
If you’re a gamer, you probably noticed all the new stuff being announces at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. I’m super excited, especially about all the announcements from Sony and Nintendo.
Lots of people are excited for different consoles and their respective games, LIKE THE 3DS. So here’s your chance to win one! The winner will receive a red 3DS XL system (like new, used only a few times) with its original box, charger, manuals, and AR cards. Plus, the two latest killer apps for the 3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Animal Crossing: New Leaf!
- Sadly, the 3DS is region-locked, so I am only shipping to the United States.
- Reblogs count, Likes do not. Reblog as much as you like, but try not to spam 50 reblogs in a row.
- If you make a fake, empty, giveaway blog or something like that to spam reblogs then all your entries will be invalid.
- I will need the winner’s address for shipping purposes, so you have to be comfortable with sharing this information.
The giveaway will end on Friday, June 21st and the winner will be announced on that day! Good luck!
this past friday, i began another adventure.
emilee, justin, tatiana, and i threw our bags in the back of my car and headed out to houston to see fall out boy for the first time since our freshman year of high school.
that night, we went to the first show. after years of waiting (and hours of waiting in line), there they were. my favorite band was playing the songs that have been my anthems for so long. it was boiling in the venue, i was sweating like a pig, and i got hit in the head so hard by crowd surfers that i involuntarily cried in the middle of “dance, dance,” but none of these things could have put a damper on my night. i felt so connected to my friends, the music, and even the thrashing strangers around me.
with a day in between shows to head back to austin, buy some comics, see a movie, and catch our breath, we were ready to take on our second fob concert.
the austin show a vastly different but equally amazing experience. we chose to stay further back this time because all the dirt, smoke, and body heat in stubb’s is enough to knock you unconscious if you’re not careful. but even though we weren’t front and center for the action, it was one of the most memorable concerts i’ve ever been to. the extra room and reduced noise meant we could play air drums, screech out guitar solos, and watch the girl in front of us bust out her top moves. that night, we really experienced the show as a group.
at the end of the first show, we waited almost an hour for the band to come out and just as we were losing hope, joe emerged accompanied by a chorus of squeals. although he had to leave before we could get a chance to say hello, we were able to make our way over to the sea of people surrounding patrick. when he reached us, we asked him to take a buddy cop picture with us, which he gladly agreed to. as security was hurrying us away, he made sure that every single one of us got a hug. as i hugged him, i told him thank you. that’s all i’ve ever really wanted to tell him, i guess.
thank you for making music that has meant more to me than anyone can ever know. thank you for opening up a world of freedom and creativity to me. thank you for providing the soundtrack to my life. most of all, thank you for bringing me together with my best friends.
friends who will laugh at idiotic jokes with me. friends who are always game for a whataburger run. friends who will jam radio pop hits with me as we cruise down the highway. friends who play egyptian rat slap every chance they get and scream out swears in the middle of amy’s ice cream. friends who always talk me down when i’m being my usual paranoid self. friends who want to wear matching hats and get buddy tattoos. friends who i love and who love me.
friends who think that there are endless wonderful things in this world that need to be celebrated with immense enthusiasm.
so this weekend, i hugged patrick stump, which has been a dream of mine since ninth grade. when i told this to my dad, he said “well, ninth grade dream fulfilled. on to the next one.” while he may not have realized it, his words really struck me. what will my next adventure be? how many of my dreams can i make reality? how many experiences can i squeeze out of life?
i don’t know the answers to these questions just yet, but i do know a couple of things for sure. no matter where i go or what i do, i will always have fall out boy and friends.
COMMISSIONS KIND OF
I’m gonna take some baby steps into commission work so if you’d like something drawn like these two above at your request then I’ll do it!
I guess I’ll open up 3 slots?
I’ll do something like one of these with color/bw and shading for about $5!
So send me a message if you’d be interested and we can work out the details!
anybody who wants a cool and unique illustration from justin should shoot him a message!!
hey everyone! i’m very excited to announce that i will be doing commissions this summer.
all my work is hand-drawn, typically with ink, markers, and colored pencils, though i do have some experience with acrylic paint and watercolor. i have photoshop and illustrator capabilities, but my experience with these programs is more limited.
i am open to doing a variety of things, including (but not limited to) graphic illustrations, photorealistic portraits, and tattoo designs.
price will vary depending on size, level of detail, and amount of color.
if you have any questions or you would like to commission a piece, leave me a message in my inbox and i’ll get in touch with you!!