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Writer's block is most annoying. Especially when it involves a very important protagonist.
Wait wait wait
DeviantArt's icon is different :o
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WHAT THE ETERNAL MANGEKYO SHARINGAN OF ICE
Since when is activity a thing? :o
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Shane Neumann
South Africa
I am a deviant. My name... Shane Neumann.

I am the administrator of the Vresun: Ciraian Ruins forums. I also go by ShaneBaneNeumann at TV Tropes.

Pardon the current profile picture; I have absolutely no idea what to use for it other than that.
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First off, belated happy new year to everyone! :)

With that aside...
Starting Monday, I might be entirely inactive for who knows how long.
This is because South Africa might be experiencing power outages again starting 12 January; though as of typing this, it's currently uncertain whether it will happen, and, if it does, when the rolling blackouts will stop.

If someone needs to contact me regarding the Vresun: Ciraian Ruins forums, you can contact KarjamP or KimTyranto - they might be able to help, as they're both administrators there.
If it's about Dragon Riders Continuity Epsilon, or my OCs (such as Glaice), feel free to ask them to post questions/etc related to it at the Vresun forums (or post as a guest, though that's your decision), and when I return, I'll get to it as soon as I can. (I'm more active at my own forums than at DeviantArt; some say my appearance here is rarer than a shiny Reshiram =P )

In the event that I miss any birthdays, well, early happy birthdays to everyone.

~ Shane

EDIT:
Evidently, there isn't a power outage today.
If there's no power outage today, then when is there going to be one?
Though, like I said, I might be entirely inactive. I kinda missed the news today; hope there's no blackouts tomorrow.

In other news, pizza.
I haven't had pizza since 2013. ;-;

UPDATE #2:
Apparently, starting next week in SA, and for three years, there'll be power outages during the weekdays (there was no mention of weekends in the Afrikaans news).
If weekends are left alone, and what ESKOM (SA's electricity provider) said about the power outages is true, then my activity will most likely be limited to weekends only.
To be perfectly, brutally honest, I'm not positive at all; the last time I was inactive for a long time even the Vresun forums suffered (less than ten active members, if I had to guess; I can remember that KarjamP and KingOfDespair helped with keeping the forums active, but honestly, I can't remember who else).

Oh, and KimTyranto, try not to be inactive for the sole reason of me being inactive there (like you did last year around August), please. =P
  • Mood: Depressed
  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: Stuff
  • Watching: One Piece (Loguetown)
  • Playing: Toribash, Warcraft III, Spelunky YASM
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing

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:iconouroboros-armageddon:
Ouroboros-Armageddon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Shane.
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BaconBaka Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, dude. Here's hoping it's a good one. :)
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KimTyranto Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2015
So, uh, I don't know when you'll be reading this (if ever), but I (and almost everyone else, of course) miss you.
We're all worried about you. I haven't even updated Glaice's thread at the Vresun forum. I don't think Dragon Riders or Vresun: Ciraian Ruins will ever progress, as long as you're inactive... I don't know why, but you seem to be impossible to contact via mobile, too. :'(

...

So, yeah. You'll be happy to notice that I've been active at the Vresun forums and also busy on Lunar Shadow, which is currently released at version 3a. I'd rather not join TV Tropes just to give that a page (considering DiankeSmith apparently has at least 200 TV Tropes bookmarks, I'd rather not get my life ruined), though I know fairly well that there is currently no-one who has "An Ice Person" applied to them. (I think that's one of your favorite tropes?)
Unfortunately, knowing your phobias, some of the characters will scare you (due to certain headgear my ex-boyfriend obsessed over), so I don't know if you'll play the Cave Story mod or not.
Of course, considering the final boss is based on someone (mentioned in the previous line), I wouldn't know... the guy was a total jerk, yes, but who knows...
Either way, I'll be taking a break from modding for who-knows-how-long. Perhaps I'll continue when you finally return, perhaps before then... I honestly don't know. My mind is basically a mess. ^^;

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Anyway... like I said, not sure when you'll be reading this, so... I suppose I'll just say it. Early/belated happy birthday, Shane!
May things go well for you in the coming days, and may you not get depressed at all this year... and please, stay determined. Your TV Tropes page says you're a determinator, so please don't contradict that...
And remember - you aren't the only one who has issues and such; everyone has troubles that plague them.

Speaking of your TV Tropes page, the first folder seems to have a broken list icon.
Also, I doubt the Mr. Bones films will ever get pages, considering those are South African films, but that's just me, a British Britain from the British UK.
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DhanaRagnarok Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Hey you!^^
Man, I just realized how long it has been since I last went on TVTropes' forums... Damn these exams and their annoying tendency to push you towards productivity!
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Hi :)

Exams does tend to cause chaos of some kind.
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ironcommando Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Heya there Shane, thanks for the watch =D
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
:)
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KimTyranto Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I have a few requests, regardless of what style it is. ^^;
Namely: Siobhán Kosugi, Jmarl and Jzydia Jrianza, Belle Neumann, the characters of Caitlin's chapter of Dragon Riders Continuity Epsilon (in their spy uniforms, I have no idea what their normal uniforms will be), and my sister. Also Tiamat. If you want, also Belle and Kairi Clements.
Also, Chris Klingehandschuh, Carrie Handschuhklinge and their sisters.

I'll understand if you refuse, of course...
Also, you can ignore the gas masks that the characters might wear.
I know you're afraid of them, so you don't need to draw those.
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SBaneN Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I'll try my best, though they'll be the final drawings I'll do. The Dragon Riders of Continuity Epsilon being the final one.
As I finish them, I'll upload them as well...

And no, I won't ignore anything regardless of my fears.
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KimTyranto Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Cool... wait, final one? D:
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KimTyranto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
When'd you decide to use a pic of yourself as your avatar? :o
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
A few days ago.
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kush232 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hai Shane!
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:iconouroboros-armageddon:
Ouroboros-Armageddon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, dude.
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Thanks...
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Sentinentcodex Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
happy birthday
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Thanks...
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Omega-Shadowcry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early birthday, man!
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks...
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ToastedGhosts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch.
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Omega-Shadowcry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
-lurks menacingly, chuckles anti-villainously-
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
= glares =
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KimTyranto Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Hi there! <3
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SBaneN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
YOU

HERE

WHEN
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KimTyranto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Around midnight in your time zone, I think.
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