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Welcome to my gallery. Here you will find my many custom characters inspired by many things from movies, music, pictures etc.

Mostly dragons, like Spyro, wolves, and ponies, for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and even Pokemon.

You will also find a few stories I've done on the side. Ranging from vore stories to stories diving deeper into a character's back story.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

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Favorites of various things.

Mostly Spyro-related. But there is some train stuff in there too.

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I'm sure every gamer on the planet has heard the rumors about how one game almost ruined the video game industry.  That game of course being E.T. on the Atari 2600.  Well, I just finished watching a program called Atari:  Game Over on Netflix that is actually something I thought I would never see.  You've heard that there were a bunch of copies of the game buried in a New Mexico landfill.

Well, like it or not, E.T. is still a part of gaming history, and though many people may laugh at it now, it actually wasn't as bad as many people originally thought it was.  It wasn't great, but since then there have been far worse games, some of them on NEWER consoles.  I found out from that documentary that the game was programmed in only five weeks, the shortest development time of almost any game ever.

Either way you look at it, maybe people have been too hard on the video game crash of 83, and while E.T. may have been a part of it, it wasn't the "be all, end all cause"  Atari was the only game company at the time, and the third-party system didn't exist.  Of course the director of E.T. the movie liked the game, but he also said he was biased towards it because of it.

What I'm saying is I have some new respect for the supposed "Worst game ever."  And does it really deserve that?  Well, I suppose it did, because it still wasn't the greatest game.  I haven't personally played the game myself, so I'm neither defending, nor bashing it, but a lot of people, especially 30 years later, and even the creator of the game was happy with what had become of his game.

Remember that New Mexico landfill I brought up?  And how there were also some rumors saying that they were covered with cement?  Well, the documentary proved those myths and rumors to be 100% true.  E.T. WAS buried in the New Mexico landfill, but it wasn't the only game buried there.  A lot of other Atari 2600 games were also found, and there weren't NEARLY as many in the landfill as people claimed.  Even the creator of the game was crying when he found it.

So, yea.  A myth that had been kept alive for over 30 years has finally been put to rest.  Anyway, I think we can all agree that even bad video games, or at the very least ones that are bland and boring, still have a place in video game history.

In the worlds of Walter Cronkite:  "And that's the way it is."
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  • Listening to: Game Music
  • Watching: My own videos
So as many of my fans know, I've been going out regularly for job hunting, but I haven't heard back from any of the places because either A)  I lack the skills.  B)  I botch up the interviews badly (which seems to be the most likely reason) or C) They want me to do something that I don't want to do, and they don't even TELL ME THAT in the job description BEFORE I apply for it.  I applied for a couple positions at Hobey's Casino out in Sun Valley, NV, and I actually thought I had a really good shot because I was referred to them by my local JobConnect office.  Nobody even bothered to tell me beforehand that I couldn't have a beard in order to work there.  That's the kind of thing that should be ON THE APPLICATION for crying out loud, or at the very least in the job description so that you can decide if it is worth it or not.  I decided not to because I don't want to shave off my beard.

Here's the other thing that I need to get off my chest.  I've been jumping at every opportunity I can find when it comes to the jobs in question.  I'm jumping at jobs I think I'll be relatively easy for a good starting point, such as a janitor, bus boy, or other such jobs like that.  I REALLY wish there were still gas stations in which an attendant pumped your gas for you around here, but nope.  They're all self-service.  And I cannot get the higher-up jobs without prior job experience, and I can't get job experience if I can't get hired.  JobConnect isn't helping me.  RenoHelpWanter.com isn't helping me.  NOTHING IS HELPING ME!!

The job market is a lot of crap and making things a lot harder than they need to me, and I'm sick of it.  What really irks me is that there are some jobs that are supposedly "Entry level" that require at least 6 month's prior experience.  WHAT KIND OF SENSE DOES THAT MAKE?!!  Yea sure, if it's for a corporation that doesn't start easy, then fine, you can go with that.  But even some jobs that could be pretty easy without prior experience still requires at least that much.

I know I'm starting to ramble at this point, but I'm just getting really fed up with this job market, and I have heard that there is a presidential candidate lined up for the next election that may help make the job market easy to work with.

The worst part about this rant is the fact that I'm outright getting SCOLDED for my failures and choices, rather than being ENCOURAGED to keep trying, which is what I'm trying to do anyway.  I know I may be sounding picky, but I don't want to get a job I'll be dissatisfied with five years down the road.  Yea, I'm well aware that it's not easy to foresee the future, and you never truly know what you'll be happy with and what you won't be happy with, but REALLY?  There isn't a reason for the job market to be this dumb.  I don't want to go out of my way just to get a job in another state either unless I have no other option, and even then it's a long shot.

I don't know for how much longer I can do this before my self-esteem just gives out completely.  Yes, I'm aware that the Job Market is in the toilet because of some poor choices from our current president (not going to quote the meme), but that's still no excuse.

Oh, that feels good to get off my chest, and I would very much appreciate any pointers on how to have a better chance of getting the job.  I've got the dress part nailed to a T.  It always seems to be the interviews that I always botch up because I get really nervous about talking to someone I've never met, and I fidget with my hands a lot when I'm nervous.  Not even my training in my ROTC class in high school has been able to prepare me for such a thing.

That's all.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Game Music
  • Watching: My own videos
It does seem wrong to me that there are people who seem to look for things to complain about in just about EVERYTHING they do, see, hear, eat, etc.  And while I do have new respect for people who complain, I have to agree that some of things that people complain about are just plain stupid.

Let me give an example of my respect.  I recently learned that people who complain tend to live longer than people who don't.  Scientists say that getting out your feelings about something you either don't like, or annoys you, or something like that, helps relieve stress, and as such help you to relax, and this can be applied to many situations.  However, I also think that complaining about something can be a double-edged sword and I will tell you why.  For one thing, there are some people who complain just for the sake of complaining, and some people literally complain about other people complaining.

People complain about fetishes, gay marriage, abortion, and even really small, almost unnoticeable things.  I would not be a least bit surprised if someone were to complain about a single grain of sand being in the wrong place.  Yea, like you've carefully kept your sand volcano intact for several years and now get super upset when ONE GRAIN OF SAND is in a different place than it was before.  I understand that people want the world to be perfect, but that is a very impossible dream.  The world isn't perfect, nor will it ever be.  If it was, it would be a very boring place.

I say this because I know some people who are gay, and I have nothing against them.  If that's what they like, then fine.  I can respect that.  They can have their desires all they want, and now that same-sex marriage has been legalized, I still have nothing against it.  I'm not one of those people that think it's the worst thing to ever happen in the world and will scream at the top of my lungs to make it die, but I'd just take it and roll with it as that is the kind of person I am.

So if you're one of those people who think that something like a fetish to something such as feet, vore, or other things like that, lighten up.  The internet is not yours to decide what happens with it.  There are always going to be people who like the stuff you don't, while other people may or may not agree.

So I have to say let people have their fetishes on the internet, and if you don't like it, shut up and leave.  It's that simple.  I have been on the receiving end of someone taking something I didn't like, and used it against me.  Any close friend of mine would know exactly what I'm talking about, and I understand that's just the way it is.

Anyway, now that I've gotten that off my chest, I feel quite relieved.

I understand that not everyone is going to like the same thing, and frankly, I really don't care.  Want to know why?  Because I play a game that's pretty much as implicitly dirty and offensive as it gets.  If you enjoy playing Cards Against Humanity, then there is nothing in the world that will offend you.  So you can consider this a recommendation.  I guarantee that you will have a good time playing Cards Against Humanity, even if you are losing basic human decency while doing so, and nothing will ever offend you again.

That is all.  Thank you for reading and have a nice day.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Game Music
  • Watching: My own videos
Yep.  Another one of my favorite places to go in my hometown has closed it's doors for good, and I didn't find out about it until just earlier today.  I enjoyed going to a 50's style diner every so often called Joe's.  I went there for my birthday a couple years running, and I went there a couple other times just to enjoy the scenery while waiting for my meal, or even listening to the music from the juke box.

Now it's gone.

Don't you just hate it when you love a place so much and want it to stay in the same place forever, but then one day it just up and closes, without any warning?  I'm sure that's happened to everyone at least once.  Well, it still sucks.  With the loss of a great place, it also means Reno has lost some of its soul, and it will just never be the same again.  First Starlight Bowling, then Carrows Restaurant chain (although that one from the information I gathered is from unfavorable reviews, which in turn caused less people to visit, which in turn meant less money with which to pay rent and keep the place), and now Joe's (but this place I don't think was bad reviews, and it certainly had nothing to do with location.).  Well let's just hope that A&W doesn't go the way of the dodo, because that would be a SERIOUS blow to the community.

Either way, farewell Joe's Diner.  It may be gone, but it certainly won't be forgotten.
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Scythe by trainman666
Scythe
NAME:  Scythe
GENDER:  Male
AGE:  Apx 20 in human years

Scythe was bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being adopted as a pet.  He has few friends other than those who have come to look him over.  He was later adopted by Draco Malfoy of the Harry Potter universe, so that he could challenge Harry's Night Fury, Shale (created by :iconmrkeyblademaster1992: ) The two have become quite a duo to the point where they are constantly in sync with what the other is thinking.

Draco chose the name Scythe because of the silver mark down his side.

I tried to keep the color scheme as close to that of Slytherin as I could, considering Malfoy was part of the Slytherin house.

Because Scythe is a pet, he really doesn't have a whole lot of personality or history going for him, but like his master, he's not the most friendly dragon in the world.  He has a habit of biting those he doesn't trust, or doesn't like.  However he does love sweets and a fair challenge.  He has great respect for anyone who can beat him in a fair fight, showing that his opponent was equal in skill to his own.

He even has some magic within his body and can use it even without his master present.  He's even been known to use that magic on his master as a prank.  This pranks include turning Malfoy into a ferret and eating him, as he loves the taste of ferrets, levitating Malfoy into a tree and then refusing to get him down, and other minor pranks that make him laugh.  While Malfoy was uncomfortable with it at first, he has gotten used to it, and has grown to love it.

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Daryl Doan
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Greetings viewers. My name is Daryl E. Doan, but you may call me Train for short.
I am 25 years old and I have a dream to become a railroad engineer and travel the world on the rails.

You've only got one life, so live it to the fullest. Don't waste my time with llama emoticons, because you're only wasting your own time as well.

Please keep in mind that I have rules for visiting my channel and leaving comments.

1: I do not appreciate comments that contain profanity. I have no problem with it in general, but this is not the place for it. Please DO NOT leave comments that are rude, contain profanity, or even links to a naughty website. Comments containing those will be blocked instantly, and the user responsible will be blocked without warning.

2: Harassment of any kind, including spamming llama emoticons is not allowed here. Any user caught doing that will get one warning, and if it continues after that, the user will be reported to the authorities, and blocked from my channel. Also, please no comments of greeting in the comments section. I find those annoying, and I'd rather keep it clean, or at the very least have commission, RP, or other important tips there. Greetings are perfectly fine in the notes though.

3. I like all kinds of different styles or art, but I mostly thrive in stories and writing. I make a lot of custom character based on things I see, hear, or read. (Example, my character Smolder was inspired by a dragon statue I bought in Sacramento, CA). Please do not leave rude comments about my character because I cheat and use a Dragon Maker or character dress-up. I don't consider the character's look the art, but more of the bio I make up for them.

4. A three strikes rule will be implemented if a user is making me uncomfortable in various situations, minus the ones listed above. These circumstances can range for making me feel uncomfortable in RPs, asking really stupid questions with the answer right in front of them, or other situations I will consider minor. Three strikes, and the user is blocked for good.

4. I do not like llama badges, nor the llama emoticon, so I highly request that they not be given to me, or left in the comments. I feel they are a complete waste of time, and an insult to an artist like myself. I strongly prefer comments, as they means a lot more to me.
If you must give me a freaking llama, much as it pains me to say it, then fine. But DO NOT SHOVE IT IT IN MY FACE WITH THE FREAKING LLAMA EMOTICON!!

5. Trolls and bullies are NOT TOLERATED here, and anyone caught doing so will be blocked with only ONE warning. I don't mind being teased if I can have a laugh out of it too, but if I don't laugh or find it funny, then I will count it as trolling just of the sake of trolling and you WILL be blocked.

I also like to RP too, and I often include vore in said RPs.
I have rules for this as well.

1. I like to lead when it comes to the RPs, so if you have something you want to happen in the RP, or you have characters you want in it, please discuss it in notes with me first. That is the ONLY time, I will allow RP related material to be sent to me through notes. In the notes, you can tell me your character's origin, backstory, age, skills, powers, hobbies, adventures, accomplishments, interests, etc. Don't worry about the dialogue, we'll determine that in the actual RP. I reserve the right to refuse any RP request at any time, especially if we fail to come to a compromise. I like doing something we can both agree on so that we can maximize the fun between parties.

2. Vore often comes up a lot when I RP with someone who happens to like it, and that's just fine with me. I like it when the predator keeps the victim save in his/her belly, or if it's done to allow them a nice place to sleep. Sometimes I will allow digestion if the victim is able to reform afterwards, and VERY RARELY will I allow the character to be digested and never return.

3. There is no limit to the number of characters you can play at one time in the RPs, so if you have a lot of characters, or if you want to RP as one of my many characters, feel free, but I urge you to read up on the bios of said characters before RPing as them. (if the character you want doesn't seem to have much of a bio, then feel free to wing it.

4. When I'm RPing, there will be a three-user limit, as anymore than that will make it a bit too confusing when I go to read it later. As many comments will seem to be out of place, and tough to find.

5. Have fun. This RP is as much mine as it is yours, so if you have something you want to happen in the RP, but I don't seen to be taking it in the direction you want, just let me know in any method you want and tell me the direction you want.

6. I will ONLY RP through journals, as I don't like keeping these fun RPs to myself, and I feel everyone should see the antics I have with my friends, while playing as these characters.

7. Most importantly. You do not have to have perfect grammar when RPing with me. It is appreciated and recommend that you have someone other than me look over it before you post it and make appropriate changes, but it's not necessary. As long as I can figure what you're trying to say, I have no problem with it. I WILL NOT tolerate foul language of any kind, any text that implies sexual innuendos, or links that take me to anything but the character in question you are RPing as.

8. When more than two people are RPing, please try not to get too far ahead of the others.

That's all the rules for RPs, but there's still one last thing to go over.

The rules for RPs also carry over into the vore story commissions.
As previously stated, I like to write stories. Often times it will be a vore story, but I will branch out if needed.
I do not usually charge for commissions or stories, so if you want me to write one for you, then let me know in a note, and I will do what I can.
Just like RPs, I WILL NOT allow NUDITY, SEXUAL INNUENDOS, UNBIRTH, OR GORE!! Vore is perfectly fine, as well as digestion (within reason), but it has to be through the MOUTH ONLY!!! The circumstances can be anything you want. Whether the predator is swallowing the victim to prevent further injury, giving the victim a warm place to sleep in its belly, or as part of a game.

If you do not wish to send me a note explaining what you want in the commission, you do not have to. It's just my preferred way of relaying such information.

My only price of commissions is that you tell me who your characters are, what they ill be doing, where they will be, why they are there, and when the event takes place. Though I can just work around having just the characters' name and the location and events.
However, please be advised that I may not get to it for a while after the request is made. I may have other projects going at the time, but I will still keep the note you send me for consideration.
I reserve the right to turn down any request/commission at any time, and I would strongly prefer to do something that both the commissioner and I can agree on, so that we can avoid fighting about it later. I want us both to be satisfied with the end product.

Also, I reserve the right to cancel any project request at any time. These reasons may include that the scenario was just too weird, the requestee is either making me uncomfortable, or I just don't feel I could do a good job with the request.

That is all. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me in either the comments below, or a note.
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I'm sure every gamer on the planet has heard the rumors about how one game almost ruined the video game industry.  That game of course being E.T. on the Atari 2600.  Well, I just finished watching a program called Atari:  Game Over on Netflix that is actually something I thought I would never see.  You've heard that there were a bunch of copies of the game buried in a New Mexico landfill.

Well, like it or not, E.T. is still a part of gaming history, and though many people may laugh at it now, it actually wasn't as bad as many people originally thought it was.  It wasn't great, but since then there have been far worse games, some of them on NEWER consoles.  I found out from that documentary that the game was programmed in only five weeks, the shortest development time of almost any game ever.

Either way you look at it, maybe people have been too hard on the video game crash of 83, and while E.T. may have been a part of it, it wasn't the "be all, end all cause"  Atari was the only game company at the time, and the third-party system didn't exist.  Of course the director of E.T. the movie liked the game, but he also said he was biased towards it because of it.

What I'm saying is I have some new respect for the supposed "Worst game ever."  And does it really deserve that?  Well, I suppose it did, because it still wasn't the greatest game.  I haven't personally played the game myself, so I'm neither defending, nor bashing it, but a lot of people, especially 30 years later, and even the creator of the game was happy with what had become of his game.

Remember that New Mexico landfill I brought up?  And how there were also some rumors saying that they were covered with cement?  Well, the documentary proved those myths and rumors to be 100% true.  E.T. WAS buried in the New Mexico landfill, but it wasn't the only game buried there.  A lot of other Atari 2600 games were also found, and there weren't NEARLY as many in the landfill as people claimed.  Even the creator of the game was crying when he found it.

So, yea.  A myth that had been kept alive for over 30 years has finally been put to rest.  Anyway, I think we can all agree that even bad video games, or at the very least ones that are bland and boring, still have a place in video game history.

In the worlds of Walter Cronkite:  "And that's the way it is."
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:icontrainman666:
trainman666 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry if I sound rude here, but I really don't like comments of greeting and nothing else on my main page.  If you have something you wish to discuss with me, then by all means please tell me, or let me know in a note.

Thank you, and good day.
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GoldenLotusGirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Hello. :)
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Vergil030900930 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Yep
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:icondan3579:
Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Most are.
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Vergil030900930 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I think that the producer people are bloodthirsty in my opinion
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:icondan3579:
Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Artist
... Good question. I think it's because it... I don't know... "Livens"? Up the story? That's my guess.
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Vergil030900930 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Why do all stories have to have a a fight in it?
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:icondan3579:
Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Artist
No. I meant it would be funny to see a dragon and human playing "Reign of Fire". Instead of all those violent wars, just have the leaders play against each other.
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Vergil030900930 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
You think evil dragons is funny?
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:icondan3579:
Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Artist
True. I just thought it would be a little funny to see.
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:icontrainman666:
trainman666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't know.  I'm not huge on the "Dragons are evil and must be destroyed." angle.  This is why I like How to Train Your Dragon and the Spyro series.
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Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Artist
OK. So, basically dragons come and take over the world in September 2084. They eat/burn everything alive in sight. About 25 years later, there are VERY few humans left. A group of American Marines travel to London where another group is and they team up and kill the only male dragon. The videogame you can play as either a dragon or human. Multiplayer you play as human vs. human or dragon vs. human.

If you have time, you could watch this: m.youtube.com/watch?v=dVlza5nd… and: m.youtube.com/watch?v=fsLIV_6D…
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:icontrainman666:
trainman666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a very busy person Dan.  Just indulge me.
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Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Artist
... Google it. The movie and the game.
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trainman666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell is Reign of Fire?
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:icondan3579:
Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Artist
You get a human and dragon resident of Warfang to play 'Reign of Fire'. One plays as the dragon. One plays as the human.

I don't know. I thought it was funny at the time.
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trainman666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And what's that?
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Dan3579 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Artist
I thought of something kinda funny the other day you should try/check out.
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MrKeybladeMaster1992 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok
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trainman666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well as soon as I'm done with my job hunt today, I will swing by again for the rest of the day, and Nikko might be coming with me.
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MrKeybladeMaster1992 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In case you're wondering why I got off so suddenly last night, there was a power outage with no visible reason as to why it would have happened.
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Mrbladehero2015 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oops I forgot I will send a note...
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trainman666 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep telling this to anyone who is interested.  Please note me so we can brainstorm if you wish to RP.  That way we'll have an idea of where we want to go.  I'm not good at coming up with off-the-cuff responses.
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