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I am in possession of a 3DS, bluish-purple in color, almost lavender.

One of my older friends found it along a trail in the woods a while back. We assumed it had been there a while, based on the amount of dirt and leaves on it, and that the owner had most likely stopped looking for it.

He gave it to me to try to fix it up, saying that if I could fix it without spending too much time or money on it, he would give it to his son as a gift. It seemed simple enough, a short clean-up job and making sure it functioned well. This was easier said than done.
After I brought it home to clean and test it,  I found that, for all the dirt, grime and mud that was all over  (and through) it, the more delicate parts functioned nicely, the 3D function working especially well on the bright, newly cleaned screens. The microphone worked, as well as the speakers, touch screen and wireless function.

But the circle and directional pads, as well as the A, B, X and Y buttons were all unresponsive. Even the power button didn’t really function right, as the 3DS kept turning itself off… and on.

My first task, after cleaning it, was to try and find out who the DS belonged to by checking the settings and Miis. I had trouble at first, since the cursor on the main screen moved on its own. Always scrolling up, always scrolling to the right. The Miis looked normal enough, a one named Richard and a fairly similar one named Jack. It took forever to get to the plaza, as the cursor kept moving on its own, always moving up, and to the right.

I figured that it was a simple solution of setting the 3DS back to its factory default. I inserted a SD card into the empty slot, hoping to be able to save the downloaded games onto it.

That’s when things began to become strange. As soon as I inserted the SD card, all game data was erased. All $200 worth of games. I tried to remove the card, see if the data came back, but it was stuck, almost like it fused with the machine. At that point, I gave up. I called it a night and took it up to my room.

I could barely sleep. Not only was I annoyed that I couldn’t fix it, the thing kept on turning on, quietly playing music and its screen seeming like it was directed right at my eyes, though I was certain I closed it and turned it off before going to bed.
I don’t know why, maybe it was because I was thinking about the thing all night, but I felt compelled to try the streetpass function out the next day.

The result was… less than what I’d hoped. Even though the original Miis survived the data reset, what appeared on my friend’s screens was not the Mii, Richard, who I selected. The mii seemed corrupted, both eyes in weird places, mouth upside down, or placed in a vertical line across the face, hair white with random splotches of black. Even the messages were corrupted, using characters and letters at random. At least… for a while.

The messages eventually evolved into things that some of my friends claimed look a lot like ‘hello’ and ‘help me.’

It was at this point I finally checked in with Nintendo to see if they could take the 3DS and repair or, preferably, replace it. The first question they asked me was “Have you or anyone else opened the 3DS?” That was when I finally took a good look at the bottom of the 3DS. The white bar where the serial number and barcode were supposed to go was completely smudged off, presumably from the time it spend in the woods. But the underneath the battery cover was the strangest part. It showed signs of being scratched by a screwdriver, as if someone tried to open the DS by prying it open.

Someone before me had tampered with it, and since that violated both the warranty and some user agreement, Nintendo couldn’t take it back or repair it. So I decided to try and fix the system by opening it up myself.

The screws were stuck, and some of them stripped. I eventually took my dremel and simply cut the back open. The battery was fixed in by more screws, which, to the best of my knowledge was normal for the system. There was a slight bit of dust, which was easily cleaned away.
Cutting further into it, I found wires soldered into the properly labeled areas, buttons where they needed to be, all connections making perfect contact with the motherboard.

All but the battery.

I want to throw it away, but something makes me keep it, continue messing with it, try to fix it. And the flashing screen, how it keeps me up at night, flashing black and white over and over again. Off and on, off and on.

Playing that one song, from that one town in Pokémon, I think…
Doo doo doot doo….
Lavender 3DS
Halloween Thingy! BE SCARED, I COMMAND YOU MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

For the most part, these events are actually true, and probably less creepy because they are true.

(Disclaimer: the IRL 3DS is actually black.)
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Aluminum Can projects-(I'm out of glue so these will take a while)

Optimus Prime (almost done)
"King" Starscream (almost done)
Soundwave

Now that I have the proper-colored cans: RWBY Statues

Ruby Rose
Weiss Schnee
Blake Belladonna
Yang Xiao-Long

Junior's Batzooka (I have all of the materials, but not with me at college.)

In the 2D department:

Commission for TheWolfBunny 
Halloween Pic of some sort.

Scrapped:
Rodimus Prime
Continuations of Titans vs Kaiju (May come back eventually, but scrapped for now.)
Marvel/DC Crossover Comic
It's been ten years... by Matau228
It's been ten years...
Raquaza's Air Lock Negated All Weather!

It's been ten years since the original Ruby and Sapphire! Wow!

Hopefully my wind effects look nice (still need practice), as well as the lens flare behind Rayquaza for extra lighting effect.
I also hid Latios somewhere, he shouldn't be too hard to find. 
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It's been a while... by Matau228
It's been a while...
Haven't posted in a while. This is a WIP, final version coming soon. Hopefully it will look a little better by then. Adding smoke and dust effects always are so difficult to make.
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Due to the lack of a scanner, there will be less 2D stuff I upload. However, I am currently working on Transformer Busts/Statues.

Currently, I have made/plan to make:
2D:
Pokemon ORAS: Vs Raquaza (50% done)
3D:
Megatron (Bust completed)
Optimus Prime (Missing Arms)
"King" Starscream (just the chestpiece)
Rodimus Prime 
Soundwave

I have also made the Matrix of Leadership, though I am trying to decide whether Optimus or Rodimus should hold it.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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Ian Cognito
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I have been drawing since I was about one or two. I mostly drew circles and smiley faces. And I never stopped drawing. Nor will I probably ever (well, not until I die or have my arms and legs cut off, and yes, I can draw with my feet, just not very well).

I can't really hold my focus well on anything very well. It's a miracle I have any drawings done at all.

But, once I get something stuck in my head, I can't get it out...
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Due to the lack of a scanner, there will be less 2D stuff I upload. However, I am currently working on Transformer Busts/Statues.

Currently, I have made/plan to make:
2D:
Pokemon ORAS: Vs Raquaza (50% done)
3D:
Megatron (Bust completed)
Optimus Prime (Missing Arms)
"King" Starscream (just the chestpiece)
Rodimus Prime 
Soundwave

I have also made the Matrix of Leadership, though I am trying to decide whether Optimus or Rodimus should hold it.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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:iconthewolfbunny:
TheWolfBunny Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Do you take requests?
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Matau228 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes. Like what?
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TheWolfBunny Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
For fun, can you draw these following sequences with this character?
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar…

Here are all the sequences to draw digitally with the gorgeous Gail. Now you don't have to do them all, choose which you like to do best:
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (In this sequence, give Gail a bigger dress and a big white petticoat)
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Gail replaces the girl. Doll stays the same.)
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Gail replaces the girl doodling)
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Gail replaces the girl.)
thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar… (Gail replaces the girl. The bow Gail wears can replace the hat.)

Which sequences will you go with as comic practice?
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Matau228 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can do one of them, but it might take me a while.
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Rafie1998 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
N problem
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TheBiomex Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch. :D
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TheBiomex Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a great gallery of artworks. I'll watch you. :D
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Matau228 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll look forward to seeing more slenderman drawings from you.
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