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How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Ever since ValaSedai forced me to join back in November, the 28th of 2010

What does your username mean?
Dying in Reverse, it's the combination of my love for old school video game and Metal music.

Describe yourself in three words.
Misanthrope, Gamer, Patient

Are you left or right handed?
I still have both... But I guess right. Or are you guessing wrong? ... I don't know. OTL

What was your first deviation?
Giant 'the Cycle of Knowledge' by Retro-Death
A simple photograph of a traditional oil painting I did years before.

What is your favourite type of art to create?
These questions are all so vague, I mean, within my own means? Within my own area of expertise? In that case I would say Digital fan art or original art hoping to add more levels to Digital surrealism but if you take everything into consideration I would say Surreal oil on canvas or maybe even sculpting.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Once again, define 'art style' do you consider photography or sewing an 'art style' or are you referring to digital and traditional painting stuff or whatever? I would say sculpting but if you count like actual 'styles' I would say something I totally suck at but could still care for like landscapes, but again that's just a subject so as far as styles go maybe abstract.

What was your first favourite?
Okay, I don't mean to be a douche here but do you mean the first deviation someone favourited from me, which is most likely the same is my first upload ever, or the first I favourited from someone else?

This is the first I ever favourited myself:
WHALE by lora-zombie
Whale by lora-zombie

My love for oil on canvas, whales, surrealism and pastel like colours just all collided when i saw this and I still love it just as much today as i did back then.

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Digital Fan Art

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I'm going to assume this question is meant art wise in which case I don't even need to think twice.
Her use of colours, textures and the ability to draw such cute things and her never ending imagination and joy are an inspiration to say the least.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
A few people come to mind but I will keep it short. I'm going to mention Cavea once again here because besides being my favourite artist I have gotten pretty close to her and consider her a really good friend. Besides, I still owe her a hug.
Then we have Know-Kname, this dude is another good friend, a bro, I love this guy, I admire his art style and always figured if I would've known him in real life we'd be pretty damn good friends, drinking dew and gaming all day long.

And I saved best for last, this girl has been with me for years and years by now. This one deserves her own paragraph, my best friend, the one I tell everything to, the one who is there for me, the one who I want to be there for, the wonderful, amazing, beautiful temmybanana! Years and years ago we did an art trade once in a pokémon RP group.
Tom versus Tamara by Retro-Death
Ever since then we never stopped talking, skype sessions that last for hours day after day, private chat rooms, pm, I would have died of so many different ailments ranging from heart break to solitude and so much more if it weren't for her and I honestly mean that. She's my sister, my soul mate and so much more I can't even describe. I want to meet her, hug her, game with her, watch some friends, eat weird shit, touch plants and a million other things.

:icontemmybanana: GO LOVE HER NAO! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Well I could just type all of that last part over again but just read it again and then I have another story here ready for you when you come back.


It's not life defining nor super meaningful perhaps and it's kinda out there but it matters to me. I feel that Paleona has taught me a great deal about people. She most likely doesn't even know that I feel any of this but here we go... There are some people online who are so big, so famous that they don't give a shit about comments, likes, subscribers, they don't interact with people so you just become very blasé for that kind of thing and it almost becomes a norm to be ignored, knowing that there is this wall between you and those you look up to, those who are just that much bigger. You imagine some people are so much above everything with their abilities, their talent and such that they don't need to interact with the lowly subjects that worship them.

I always saw Paleona like that, this huge digital artist who was so talented and who back in the day didn't reply to a lot of comments, very rarely only, at least to my knowledge. She's among the first people I watched and admired, she was and still is magnificent. I favourited her work and always left comments here and there. One day she was giving away some pokémon she had and asked if anybody wanted any from a list with a double dozen pokémon names on it. I asked for 3 of those. We connected and traded and talked. This moment seriously altered my perception on celebrities, and I know she isn't exactly a "celebrity" but she was to me, she showed me that no matter who or what or where, interactions and friendships are always possible no matter how much you look up to someone because of their talent and status. Thanks to this moment I never hesitated to try and get into contact with famous people, artists, bands and others. She opened up a whole new realm of possibilities to me. We became friends, at least I like to think so, and ever since then had a lot of fun with Animal Crossing among other things. You know, I'd add her to my list of people I'd like to meet. I love you Pale, you have no idea what you did for me. Well... I guess now you do, tags'n shit.

Now excuse me while I go become best buds with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What are your preferred tools to create art?
Oil on Canvas, the touch, the smell, there is nothing like it. NEXT!

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I don't need my place to be inspirational, I need it to be calm and comfy so no matter where I live or who I am, I need this place to be home. The calm is in no way inspirational to me, it just makes me comfortable, I do not get inspired from where I make my art but take my inspirations with me to the place where I do create art.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Meeting temmybanana, Do I even need to mention this?

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  • Drinking: Green Jasmin Tea


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Dying in Reverse
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
"Those iron bubbles only reflected my rusted dreams."

"People who say 'I wouldn't wish that upon my worst enemy.' clearly never had a worst enemy."

I'm a calm and patient Goth dude, I love video games and animé.
I also love poetry, painting and listening to music.
I'm trying to find my own digital style, I'm very open so ask me anything. :dummy:
Things I am actively drawing: Video game fan-art (mostly retro stuff), random chibi thingies and random random stuff...oh yeah...

Talk with me in any of these languages!
Flag: Netherlands by TheStampKing UK Flag by mysage Flag: France by TheStampKing

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"We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine."
-Pierce Brosnan-


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sidser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Sooo, I was wondering which days it would be the easiest to find you online on the Wii U? Are there any certain days?
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Paleona Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Heeey... I'm listening to an album I really love and used to listen to a lot a couple years back and thought you might like it.  I remember us having a short discussion about music a while ago?  Anyway, if you haven't already, I suggest you check out Damnation by Opeth; it's got a very distinct kind of dark, lazy, melancholy feeling to it, if that makes sense?  If you don't like it, that's ok, too, lol.  Hope you're having a good week!
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sidser Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015… this is the best thing ever.
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sidser Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Hello my friend. Cavea and I have been playing a lot of Splatoon together. I still haven't got it to work at my house, but I've been playing it at Cavea's house (We set up an extra TV and it's working great!) So Cavea and I want to ask you if you want to play some Splatoon with us sometime soon? Maybe an afternoon? Btw I'm almost lvl 15!
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sidser Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Hey you. I've been trying to get my Wii U to work, but unfortunately without luck. I've tried DMZ on my Wii U and my router does seem to find it, but I still can't play online :s Do you remember how you got your Wii U to work so you could play online? 
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Cavea Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Hey rip, I'm playing some Splatoon with sidser in about 35 mins (20:00). Hope you get the chance to join us!
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MrsVolv Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just came around to give you a random hug! :iconkagomehugplz:
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Know-Kname Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
really good 3D Tom by Know-Kname
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Kollab Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man i did the thing for the contest.
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