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Come out! You can't hide forever!

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 6:19 AM


No few of us are very familiar with a lady who is known in some circles as the 'Queen of the Elves'. And she has been hiding in her castle now for months!  

But we've finally prodded her a bit, and have finally convinced her to come back out into the sun. But she needs a bit of encouragement.

Who? Well her DA name is Valedhelven :iconvaledhelven:, and she is the wizard of taking pictures of people and with a wave (or two or three) of her magic Wacom wand, turning them into those most mystical and elusive creatures known as elves...

As anyone who knows me at has noticed, I kind of like elves, too. My alter ego here even has one for a girlfriend. So, naturally, when the flow of new elves dwindled and disappeared, I was very sad...

I cajoled, nudged and almost begged her to come back, but it's taken a not-so-subtle shove by Christine :iconcrayonmaniac: to push her back out into the sunlight again.

Now we need help to make sure she stays out here in the light. And I'm not going to give up until the flow of new elves...and cookies...are back again.

For those of you who don't know her, go peek in her gallery. You'll find all sorts of fun things like this:
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As you can see, her elves, some of them, would fit right in with my bunch.

So go say hello and ask her to come back out and play!

  • Mood: Longing
  • Listening to: Ancient oldies
  • Reading: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nuttin'
  • Drinking: Coffee
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
You know something?? You and Christine are the two sweetest people on the planet, but you are not very subtle, either of you - lol! :icondragonshyplz: Okay, okay, I can take a hint! Thanks for all the love and concern, sweetie - you and all the others here mean the world to me! :hug:
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I tried subtle--for months. And you ignored me. So I decided when Christine decided to prod you a bit, I'd let my alter ego ( [link] ) who happens to have a lot of spare time on his hands now, poke at you a bit, too.

So look out--that trident is sharp, and he likes to use it!

;)
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
:ashamed: I am sorry... i wasn't intentionally ignoring you...
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Chuckle. I'm teasing.

But sometimes it's easier to deal with demons when you have someone helping, sweetie!
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
yes, I know... my demons don't usually let me go outside to play with the other kids, though.... :devil::devil::devil::paranoid::devil::devil::devil: They are a rather possessive bunch, it seems....
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Well, then we need to bottle them up and ship them somewhere we don't like much. (How about the White House? He needs a couple of really mean demons to poke him!)
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
he need SO much more than a poke... maybe a herd of demons swinging 2x4's! :ohmygod:
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Oh, I know...

I'd like about two minutes with him in a dark alley...

But that's a whole different subject... ;)

Chuckle. I don't believe in much, but I do believe in Karma--and that son is in for a rough rest-of-his-life as Karma catches up.

And yet another subject. I was chatting with an old girlfriend in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, and she said as much as she'd love to have me back in town, that it probably wouldn't be a great idea. Like so many things the real crime rate doesn't get reported because it's committed by transients and tourists. (Same with the suicide rate, as I'm sure you know, since you lived there...) Anyway, Peggy tells me that old folks (i.e.: me) are the constant targets of robberies, muggings, etc. Both of her kids are married and out of the house now, and she sold their house out near Nellis and bought into a nice condo somewhere WAAAY out west on Tropicana. She says it's nice, but like an armed camp. It has a 10 foot fence all the way around the property, which is also home to a golf course, and there are only two ways in and out, and that's past armed, 24 hour guards, plus they have a couple of roving armed patrols that are always on the move, and if you don't have a permit, you simply don't get in.

That's really too bad, because I was kind of thinking I'd like to move back to the desert. The humidity here kills me during the summer, and I hate the cold-damp winters. But I trust her word. She says she'd leave if she had anywhere to go, but she has a good job as a commercial loan officer with Wells Fargo, and only has about 5 years to go before she's fully vested and can retire. (She's 58, I think...can't remember the difference in our ages. :( ) If she can stick out the last few years, she'll get a really nice retirement bundle. And she has the kind of loan people would kill for on her condo. 1 3/4% fixed. If she leaves Wells Fargo she has to have the place refinanced. If she retires with them, she keeps the loan. So financially, she'd be nuts to leave.

Anyway, she says the streets aren't safe after dark unless you are on the strip or downtown. I guess the big mall on Maryland Parkway is nearly deserted at night--coming and going to your car isn't safe. Sunrise Hospital apparently is going to be absorbed by UMC. Paying patients simply don't go there. They go to the new hospitals in Henderson, Boulder City and way out west, in the foothills leading to Mt. Charleston. North Las Vegas community is part of the Clark County system now...

Sure doesn't sound like the Las Vegas I knew... And of course, they've got all of those loony-left politicians, (Harry Reid, et al) who came 'up the hill' from Los Angles. I don't know if Vegas will ever recover from having Jan Laverty Jones (Fleecer Jones' wife) as mayor. That's when Metro lost their grip on the city, and I don't think they ever got it back.

Oh, well....
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Waw that is a nice journal if ever I saw one! well done sweetie, well done
did you tell her, you did her a journal too?
thanks gary, you are an amazing fellow! :hug:
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Tomokatu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Got a 404 on the link.
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