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"Swords and Poker Adventures"
is now available on the iOS app store! Currently featured in Best New Games! Fantasy RPG meets poker! Our studio has been working super hard, so it would mean a lot if you guys download and play it, even better if you rate and review it! Tell us what you think so we can strive to make a great game!


Also coming soon to Google Play so look out for it! :)


Thanks everyone for your support on Teefury! If you missed your chance to get your “Le Dragon Noir” or “My Neighbor Toothless” shirts, have no fear! They’re still available for the next 8 hours on Teefury’s "After Hours" For $14 each!

GET THEM HERE: www.teefury.com/afterhours







Of course, the original 11x17 posters are still available on my Storenvy if you’d rather have it on your wall rather than your body >.<. Visit my online store HERE



HEY YOU GUYS! Just an important note to those who are planning to order from my online store! I will be going on Vacation until JULY 13TH so any orders made from June 29th-July 13th WILL NOT BE DELIVERED UNTIL I RETURN!

I REPEAT: ANY ORDERS MADE FROM NOW UNTIL JULY 13TH WILL NOT BE DELIVERED UNTIL I GET BACK!


VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE.

See you at Anime Expo, table K24!




UPDATE! A lot of people have been asking for a larger sized poster version of “Le Dragon Noir,” so here it is.





LIMITED EDITION PREORDER! 18x24” poster size! I am printing only about 10 of these so grab them while you can! It features a FULL BODIED toothless! Done exclusively for the large size! You can compare it to the 11x17 size poster.

PREORDER IT HERE ON MY STORENVY!

Please keep note that these will not be made/shipped until after I return from Vacation on July 13th!

I will also have about 3 copies with me at Anime Expo July 3-6 2014, table K24if you want to grab it in person! *First come first serve though, I cannot reserve it for you*




FIND US AT FANIME THIS WEEKEND IN THE ARTIST ALLEY! May 23rd-26th!

Jesus, I thought this map would never be released, better late than never i guess.

My helper, safetybunny and I will be at Table 902 selling prints, buttons, and decals! Near the front of the entrance/exit! The artist alley is located in the Grand Ballroom at the San Jose Convention Center!

Also, here's a preview of what we will be selling:

Prints and Buttons

Decals

See you guys there!

Hey you guys! I'm doing a Fannibal giveaway right now on my tumblr! YOU MUST LIKE AND REBLOG ON TUMBLR IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE! GO HERE: youkaiyume.tumblr.com/post/860…

But I will also be posting the rules here on DA.

HERE ARE THE PRIZES:


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Detail:

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1 Bloody Ravenstag “This is my Design” poster. Printed on 11x17” glossy paper.

A set of 5 Hannibal Buttons (1.25”) with the following designs:

  • Hannibal Lecter’s Mask
  • Death’s Head Moth
  • "This is my Design" Ravenstag
  • "Eat the Rude" Knife and Fork
  •  textless bloody Ravenstag :)

How to Get the Goodies!

Rules:

  1. Like this post.
  2. Reblog as many times as you like!
  3. You don’t have to be following me, but it would be much appreciated UwU
  4. Giveaway Ends on May 21st, 2014 @ 12:00 pm (PST, Pacific Time)
  5. I will contact the winner via Tumblr Messaging, so your ask box MUST BE OPEN!
  6. The winner must be willing to disclose their shipping address to me (privately of course) so I can send you your prizes.

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Too antsy? Would you rather just throw money at me? These are also available in my Storenvy if you want the goods but don’t want to participate in the giveaway. Get them HERE.

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REMEMBER! YOU MUST PARTICIPATE ON TUMBLR IF YOU WANT TO WIN! SO REBLOG/LIKE THIS POST IN ORDER TO ENTER: youkaiyume.tumblr.com/post/860…

Good luck Fannibals! :3


Since a lot of people have been requesting for this poster:

Mikasa Ackerman: One Woman Army by YoukaiYume

To be available for purchase online, I've set up a Storenvy! This, and some of my other artwork are available now in the shop. If you are some of the people who can't come visit me in person at Fanime or Anime Expo this year to get this print, now's your chance! :) Ships anywhere!

youkaiyume.storenvy.com/

Also, for those who commissioned me, I haven't forgotten you! I'm a bit swamped with upcoming Convention artwork and real life work in general. Contact me for any questions!

Thanks everyone for your continued support T.T

~~Yume


Hey guys! One of the game projects that I was working on at Konami has been released! I know it's not much, (It's Solitaire *Klondike* after all) but it would mean a lot to me if you guys downloaded it and even better if you can rate it! I'd be very grateful!

Available on:

Every single piece of art and visual asset, including UI was designed and created by me :)

Thanks to everyone for their support! T.T


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NOW Onto a more somber note! If you guys haven't heard yet, there are rumors that SOPA is trying to rear it's ugly head again and is trying to take away our internet freedom once more. There is a petition going around, but I've ammended this journal to include some articles!

EDIT! SOME MORE INFO! On more about what's going on!

What is SOPA 2014? Learn more here: CLICK

 



COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED!

(Please wait until the next Round)


All SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED! If you missed your chance to snag a spot, don't worry! I'll be opening up Commissions again once this round is complete so please keep a lookout!

I want a Cintiq to make my Raindrops experience easier this time around, and they’re expensive. So I’m taking Commissions!

Full body Only!



Digitally Colored:

$40 for a single character. An additional $35 per additional character.

Colored Samples:

Kasumi Taisho by YoukaiYume  Commission: Seiori Takone by YoukaiYume  Commission - Alden and Elena by YoukaiYume  Commission: Nefarre Salariat by YoukaiYume


Sketch:

$20 single character, and $15 per additional character.

Sketch Sample:

Commission: Damien and Christian by YoukaiYume


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I accept PAYPAL! Don’t have a paypal account? That’s OK! All you need is a valid credit card and email address!

5 slots will be open for this round!

Interested? Just shoot me a note with the following information:

1) Your name and e-mail

2) Digital or Sketch Commission

2) Character Description

3) Any Reference material

4) If you’re OK with me posting it on my tumblr/DA upon completion.


You can note me by any of the following methods:

1) youkaiyume.tumblr.com/ask

2) youkaiyume.deviantart.com/

3) sandrachiem@gmail.com

All commissions will be accepted on a first come first serve basis! Thanks!


SLOTS FULL


1) :iconwhysteria: <-- COMPLETE

2) :iconblack0eternity:  <-- COMPLETE

3) :iconroyal-jelliefish:

4) :iconriku-of-darkness:

5) :iconladyluca87: <-- COMPLETE

Thank you!!

We raised $235 for the Philippine Red Cross! O.O

Thank you to everyone who donated and to a super successful first run of Chibi Charity! There were quite a bit of hiccups (apparently timezones on Tumblr and Daylight Savings threw a wrench in some things).

We were actually pretty overwhelmed with the response (and number of chibi requests) that we decided to go with the flow.

So think you, everyone, for your support to the Philippines and Chibi Charity!


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Here’s how it works:

I will not disclose how much individuals have donated, but will update with the final total at the end of the event.

Requests for specific artists will be ignored. If it is honored, it is only by coincidence.


VISIT OUR CHIBI CHARITY PAGE ON TUMBLR HERE!

chibicharity.tumblr.com/


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FAQ


Q: Do I have to have a tumblr account to donate?

A: Nope! You just need to make sure when you donate on paypal to include in the "instructions to the seller" box how we can contact you and any information on your request that you want!



Q: Do I need to have a paypal account to donate?
A: No, but you DO need a valid credit card.


Q: What does two-color mean?
A: Two-color means that your chibi will only be colored using two colors. So when you request your commission and you want specific colors just remember that you are limited to only two colors! Any reference images you want to add of your character would also be useful!


Q: I've heard Red Cross doesn't give all of the money away, they use it for themselves!
A: While I don't pretend to be an expert on these things, I think it stands to reason that this makes sense. After all, you are giving that organization money to do a good cause, but those facilities themselves are not run by volunteers. They have to pay their staff and their workers, their doctors, and for supplies and their equipment... their transportation. They aren't free, so essentially for them to do what they promised to do they need money. Donations. It is still your decision in the end to donate or not, and if you don't feel comfortable giving to the Red Cross, there are still many wonderful charities that you CAN donate to if you really want to help out the cause. After all, even if you don't donate through us, it's still better to do something than to do nothing!

Q: I can't afford to donate! But I still want to help!
A: That's OK! reblogging, and spreading the word about Chibi Charity is also just as helpful!

Q: Will I get my commission the same day?
A: Not always. The time frame of Nov. 16th from 10AM to 10PM is just the period in which we accept donations and requests. Once we've received all of the request, we will divide up the work between artists and they may take varying time to complete. Also remember that not all of the artists live in the same region/time zone!

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What it is:

As I’m sure you’ve heard, a great tragedy struck the Philippines on November 2013 that sent the death toll to the thousands, and even more are without food or shelter.

On November 16, 2013 between 10 AM-10 PM (PST), we will be giving out two-color chibi sketches for donations of $5+!

Donation information will be provided when the event begins, so please follow our blog if you’re interested! We will also update Chibi Charity with donation numbers and all the chibi requests we finish!

Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help humanitarian efforts in the Philippines.

  • Mood: Love

Apparently there's Drama on my page???

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 7, 2013, 5:25 PM
Wow, so my tumblr followers told me about some drama going on my Archive Page for Raindrops.

A little amused but after checking I found that it was indeed true and a certain user ragequit on Raindrops due to the lack of updates. A couple of things I would like to address since I've been busy, I haven't checked DA in a while so I haven't been able to read all of the comments. SO!

1) This was really amusing to read on some level.
2) Thank you to everyone who defended me.
3) Sorry to those who agree
4) Thanks to the rest for understanding!

And most importantly!!! I mentioned in the past that my average speed for writing Raindrops is usually one chapter per year. Usually because life gets in the way like... work, and friends, and other interests. And just because I don't get to Raindrops doesn't mean that I've abandoned it. It just means that I haven't gotten to it. In fact, I've spent the last several weekends writing and rewriting the script for Chapter 8 (which is like the longest chapter yet whyyyy). But since it is not my primary focus in life, I don't devote my entire time into creating in.

But THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT OF ALL!! Is that I do not create this comic FOR YOU GUYS. And I'm sorry if that sounds rude. I make it FOR ME! I do it because I ENJOY IT! And of course it's AWESOME that people read it, support it, and hope for more as a wonderful side effect. SO as a result, I DON'T CARE if you decide to not read it anymore. Because this is not my gift to you. This is not something that I OWE you. I don't update when it SUITS YOU and I don't write it to FIT YOUR FANTASIES. And I've made it very clear in the past on several occasions.

Of course I am always very thankful to those who continue Raindrops since it's inception back in 2005. (THAT'S A LONG TIME JUST DO THE MATH! It's not an uncommon fact that it takes forever! And I usually don't post up chapters until I've completed EVERYTHING) And I completely understand to any who decide they can't wait anymore. I never expected anyone to, though amazed to those who do!

So in conclusion:

I am not particularly mad or upset or anything by those who have beef with me for not updating Raindrops or to those who threaten me or decide to leave me altogether. Because Raindrops is a project I do for FUN. On my own time. FOR FREE! I don't make profit! So I'll update it when I want to. And as Korra would say: Deal with it!

Thanks everyone for understanding! ^^

For more frequent updates and status on what's going on with me (and sometimes artwork not seen here) follow me on tumblr!

youkaiyume.tumblr.com/







Hey guys! I'm in panic packing mode right now, but I'll see you at Anime Expo 2013 in the Artist Alley in Los Angeles, CA!

I will be at table C26

So drop by and say hello! :)

From the Great Beyond!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 27, 2013, 5:53 PM
Er, I guess I'm still here.

Sorry as the only excuse is that I am still swamped with work. But um, I still want to draw a lot! It makes me sad that drawing for fun is such a rarity since after a long day of work art I don't have energy to come home and do more.

But yeah! Um, I finally got a tumblr!

youkaiyume.tumblr.com/

There's nothing on there yet! But follow me if you'd like! I'll be posting this and that and probably stupid sketches rather than more finished work here.

Also, I'll be at Fanime Con!

So uh... visit me! :)

And yeah, I need to catch up on notes, and deviations, and art... I always thought I'd never be one of those artists who would leave their account so stagnant due to real life. Now I understand. I do. I do. T.T

Will make an effort to be less dead. You guys are so awesome. Always.







Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZY

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:03 PM
I really mean it, you guys... I'm always impressed with how much support my fancomic gets. I still get tons of feedback from it all the time, and daily notes asking for its' update. Sometimes, I get notes from fans who are overly passionate, or maybe not so polite. Sometimes they are just awkward, albeit very charming...

But you guys...

You guys, THIS ONE.

This. TAKES. THE. CAKE. I don't even...

It was so unbelievable, I have to tell you.

So a couple of days ago I checked my DA Notes and there was a pile of messages waiting for me. I haven't been able to check DA often as of late due to work and the fact that my Computer has been dying and I've been trying to avoid using it as much as possible until my new Computer arrives. ANYWAY, I was surprised to find a note from my friend, masa-kocha. I opened it, and this is what it said:



She also happened to be my coworker, and sat like... right across from me. Curiouser and curiouser why she would note me instead of just asking me directly. So when I asked her about it she looked confused.

"I didn't send you a note on Deviantart!"

"What? But this is you, right?"

I pointed bemusedly to the screen. She looked horrified. It couldn't be...

A FAKE! AN IMPOSTER!!!

maza-kocha was going around impersonating masa-kocha

Go! Go look for yourself!!! *rolls around*

We clicked on their DA page, and even their DA page was almost an exact replica of my friend's DA. Her deviations, all of her details, even her own photo was there. The only thing was that their name was off by one-letter-- a Z instead of an S in Masa-Kocha.

We wondered if this person was possibly an art thief. But my friend is primarily a photographer and told me that people usually didn't try to pretend to be the cosplay photographer. They usually want to claim that they are the cosplayer in the photos. So why take her identity? Upon closer inspection we also realized that the imposter only uploaded enough onto their gallery so that it their main page would fill up and look like it was authentic (even their deviations copied and pasta'd the original description). There was no other activity other than the one note that they sent me apparently, and no other uploads or comments.

Which leads me to one...bizarre conclusion.

This fan, wanted me to update "Raindrops" so badly, that they went through the trouble of pretending to be my friend (whom I had mentioned in the past was a co-worker) and set up a FAKE page (with quite a bit of effort) all just to do one thing: Send me a Note to tell me to update.

Guys.

Guys.

You guys are NUTS. Everyone on the art team was thoroughly impressed with the lengths my fans will go through. Surely you must realize I talk to my friend on daily basis since we work together, right? It was embarrassing, it was terrifying and unbelievable...

It was.

Really quite hilarious.

Whoever did this... You have some balls. I am THOROUGHLY impressed by your dedication, your devotion, your ZEAL for my fancomic. I APPLAUD you, crazy, CREEPY fan. Those who have doubted my stories about overzealous fans have turned into believers. This is a quite the tale I can tell around the watercooler...for YEARS to come. In some strange way, it's flattering to know how much my work is supported.

Just for you, I'll work on my Raindrops a little bit faster. FYI though, this doesn't change the fact that I'll still update when I want and when I have the time, so please don't go stealing my friend's identities anymore.






But really, please take everything down and deactivate the fake account or something or we'll have to report you...because it really freaks my friend out. lol.







View some of my Work Art!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:44 PM
By playing Dragon Collection please! I know it's all I've been harping about here lately but I'd love it if you guys will check out the Christmas Event -- Clumsy Claus! In which you collect postcards that yours truly drew and collaborated on with her talented coworkers! Here's a couple of screenshots from the game!

Photobucket  (sketched by me, linearted by a coworker who wishes to be unnamed, and colored by my super talented coworker :iconmasa-kocha:

Photobucket (sketched by me, linearted and colored by my coworkers!)

Photobucket (illustrated by me)

And these are only a few samples! We did a ton of artwork for this month, and I'm so super proud of my team for pumping them out like a boss! If you guys haven't already, please check out Dragon Collection for the iOS in your App store and collect the rest of the illustrations we did! We haven't reached the number of players that we wanted yet, so it would really mean a lot to me!

Happy Holidays!

:bulletgreen: Get it on the app store (IT'S FREE!) itunes.apple.com/app/id5342698…

:bulletgreen: Check out and LIKE our facebook fanpage! www.facebook.com/DragonCollect…

:bulletblue: You can also add me as an ally! Here's my player code: vsjt26673







Dragon Collection US Release!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:28 PM
Hey guys! Guess what? I'm still here! Just super swamped with work!

But NOW you can finally see one of the projects (and reasons) why I barely have time to update work here! (lol)

Dragon Collection (The International Version) has finally been released for the Apple iOS in the United States! So if you have an iphone/pod/pad/whatever apple-y thing...GO PLAY IT!

Dragon Collection is the original mobile trading card game that spawned many other similar games after.

Our team worked very hard so it would mean a lot to me if you guys check it out ^^ I'm super proud of all my super talented coworkers!

:bulletgreen: Get it on the app store (IT'S FREE!) itunes.apple.com/app/id5342698…

:bulletgreen: Check out our facebook fanpage! www.facebook.com/DragonCollect…


Tell us what you think! :)

Android version will also be released soon! You can also find it on the Canadian itunes store if you're in Canada!



Trivia

- If you played the Canadian release and participated in the Halloween Event, the witch, Sandra, that got her candy stolen was named after me by the JP team. You can also see a pic of her in the Facebook page.

- If you're currently participating in the Harvest Event and are collecting HAND TURKEYS to get a Tuxedo Turkey Monster, it's actually traced using my hand >.<







Calling all Canadians!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:07 PM
"Dragon Collection," (The International Edition) the game that I've been working for at Konami, was just released for the Canadian iTunes APP store! Dragon Collection was the social mobile trading card game in Japan that was a super huge success, and spawned many similar card games from other companies in its' wake, and it's finally releasing internationally.

So if you're in Canada, and own an iphone/pad/pod, please download it and check it out! It's FREE to play! I would really appreciate it! *bows*

Dragon Collection will soon be releasing for the U.S. so look out for it!

Thank you!







Yu-Gi-Oh Shameless Plug...

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 2, 2012, 9:26 PM
Yeah... shameless plug for my company. Play Yu-Gi-OH BAM! on Facebook! www.facebook.com/pages/Yu-Gi-O…

I am actually one of those weird people who works at a Game company but doesn't play games (and actually most of my fellow artist coworkers at Konami are like this lolol IRONY) but I actually really like this one. And I don't even watch/read/play Yu-Gi-Oh the trading card game. PLAY IT!!! :D

You don't have to know anything about Yu-Gi-Oh card rules to play it. It makes it easy to understand :)

My nod to the awesome Yu-Gi-Oh division for doing a fantastic job!







Fictionpress Plagiarizes WiLLOW >>UPDATE!

Journal Entry: Thu May 17, 2012, 2:16 PM
EDIT!
So it seems that the author, removed and abandoned her account, but in a rather unapologetic and tantrum-like way. She swore never to write again because she couldn't understand why people were upset that she used my idea. So basically, I don't even know if I can call this a victory on my part because she didn't learn her lesson nor understood the seriousness and repercussions of Plagiarism. Oh well.

Thanks everyone for your support!

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Haaa this is funny.

It was brought to my attention that some author on fictionpress blatantly stole my original short comic story  "WiLLOW" as her own.

:bulletgreen: Here is MY comic (first published 2008):  fav.me/d1ggv2b

:bulletblue: And here is THEIR story (published 2011): www.fictionpress.com/s/2911461…

Note that the first two chapters are almost exactly word for word script-wise. The only difference is that they changed the character names. After this, the author goes on to make her own story and abuse my characters, but HELLO?!

That still doesn't make it okay. I find it flattering, but mostly hilarious. I also don't care if she decides to credit me WAY WAY LATER. She didn't ask me permission IN THE FIRST PLACE which still makes it plagiarism.

I already put in a report, so there's no need for you to go on my behalf. HOWEVER  I don't know if there are any other stories that this author stole from to incorporate into her own "fiction" so if you spot something that you recognize from other people, don't be afraid to make a report!

I also tried contacting the author directly, but unfortunately cannot do so without getting an account (which I don't want to do) and they didn't leave any email. So for now I have to rely on the admins.

:bulletred: TO MAKE A REPORT:
Simply scroll all the way down, and under the "Add Story to Favorites" tab, mark it as "Report for Abuse."

IF YOU MAKE A COMMENT/LEAVE A REVIEW: Please, no matter how justified you feel, be civil and polite in your comments. There's no use for hurtful bashing.







Sakura Con + Update on Life!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:55 AM
Helloooooooo I'm still alive!

And I'll be at Sakura Con in Seattle this weekend so stop on by the artist alley and say Hi if you're going to be around! Table 211! :3

There will be prints! And pony buttons! And snark from me!

If you miss me at Sakura Con you can catch me at AM2 in Anaheim or Anime Expo in Los Angeles in June!

Also, I know that I said that I'd be back with more artwork and Raindrops around this time. Well, as it turns out... Maybe the wait might be longer. Konami is having me travel back to the San Mateo office for an additional two weeks, and then after that... there's a very good chance that they will be sending me to work in Japan for a month or so.

Hopefully I will get some time in between to do some artwork, but I apologize if you don't hear from me in a while.

And then after THAT... There's a chance I might be moving to San Mateo permanently. WHEN WILL I GET A BREAK?!

The sesskag group will still be running, although sporadically. I will try to update it this Monday. If it's too much for me to handle I might have a call for new admins for the group to run it while I'm away. ):







Super Busy!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:28 PM
Ahhhh okay so I know it seems that I haven't been updating much and at the same time club updates the sesskag group has been static. And here's why! So currently I am sitting in San Mateo, flown out here from LA for work related Konami business. It was only supposed to last a week, but I found out today that I will be staying here for an additional two weeks. Which means I won't be back home officially until the end of the month. Which THEN I will be in Seattle for Sakura Con (where will I even find the time to prepare for it?!) Baaah.

So I apologize for the lack of updates on Raindrops. And for those of you who are a part of the :iconsesskag:group there will be a pause in activity for a bit until I can get myself in a calmer state of my life. I am also sorry if my replies to notes or comments are slow. I only get about an hour or so each day at my personal laptop before I pass out.

On a side note, it's kind of strange working for a Japanese game company. In a way it's something that I've fantasized about as a career when I was a kid, drawing fun and cool stuff for games and working with Japanese people. I never seriously thought I'd get to do something like this, so in a way it's almost like a dream come true. But in reality, it's just a lot of me being very confused most of the time because I don't understand what anyone is saying, and hoping that whatever I do was what they meant and I don't offend anyone. Why do they even want me in their meetings?! It's in Japanese! And all the type on the screen is in Japanese!

They gave me programs to install on my work computer like Photoshop and Flash, which is cool...but it's in Japanese. Oh I know, I'll just change the language settings for it!... and I can't find where to change the preferences because oh yeah... all the buttons and menus are in Japanese.


I need Rosetta Stone.