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My business card by MarwanGreenCritter
My business card
My parents recently told me that I should create my own business card. So I did. :XD: I was thinking of a prettier design than this, but I don't want to waste too much of my printer's ink with flashy colors, so unless I get to print this in a print shop where ink shortage isn't an issue and I have access with a high-quality thick paper, this minimalist design with my fursona in it should be enough. Though, to be honest, I still prefer to print my business card in a print shop. :disbelief: My fursona's fur color is quite printer-unfriendly; my printer makes his fur too dark, requiring me to adjust in PhotoShop prior to printing. :dead:

"hp" stands for "handphone", our Malaysian slang for cellphones and smartphones. I covered-up my smartphone number for privacy reasons, sorry. ^^;
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Movie review: Inside Out (spoiler alert)

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 24, 2015, 8:09 AM
Marwan's deviantART Journal


Warning: this review contains some spoilers.

---Spoiler begins---

Riley Andersen is your average 11-year-old Minnesotan girl. One day, she and her parents moved to San Francisco following after her father gets a new job there. Things go downhill from there: the Andersens' new home is tiny and cramped, and the only pizza they serve there is broccoli pizza. Plus, she became severely homesick. At school, she admitted, crying with teary eyes, to the entire classroom that she missed her life in Minnesota, and how fun it was back when she lived there. Her depression affected her greatly, to the point that she was unable to play ice hockey well with the other kids at school -- she quit in frustration in the middle of the match, much to the surprise of the other players.

Riley's longing to return back to Minnesota reached a breaking point. The next day, she put her plan into action: she stole her mother's credit card, then skipped school in order to take the bus ride back to Minnesota. Upon riding the bus, however, she realized that she had made a terrible mistake. She ordered the bus driver to stop, then she ran all the way back to her worried parents. She admitted that she still missed the good old days back in Minnesota. Her parents then revealed that they, too, missed Minnesota, and together they happily adjust to their new lives in San Francisco.

---Spoiler ends---

Sounds like another mundane pre-teen angst drama movie? Of course, that would've been the case, had the movie is also not about what's going on in her mind deep within the inner workings of her subconscious. This is what Disney's and Pixar's new movie, Inside Out, is all about: the anthropomorphic representations of her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. Thanks to a little mishap, Joy and Sadness found themselves thrown away out of their headquarters and deep into Riley's labyrinth of long-term memories, and now they'll need to find a way to get back to headquarters before their absence causes a severe consequence to Riley's emotional turmoil.

When I first watched the teaser trailer for Inside Out, at first, I was rather skeptical with how the movie can play out. However, I was convinced to watch it after my friends who did get to watch it told me that it's a very good movie, and certainly even better than Minions that came out around the same time. Except, I had to wait for two whole months before this movie is finally released here in Malaysia. :disbelief: I think it's because there's a scene early on during Riley's childhood when she ran around naked while her father tried catching her... :O_o: Those two months wasted might probably have been due to our Malaysian censors debating whether or not to cut this scene out. (The scene is intact.)

Since the disaster that was Cars 2, and the better yet still lackluster performance of Brave and Monster Academy, I feared that Pixar may have lost their touch, which kept them from being able to do another great movie like they were known for. Well, after watching Inside Out, I'm glad to see that they still haven't. That, or because it was directed by Pete Docter, the same guy who also directed Up, another emotionally beautiful gem produced by Pixar.

The characters, Riley's little voices in her head that represent her emotions, are quite animated, and really represent the emotions they stand for. Joy is happy-go-lucky, Sadness often looks gloomy, Fear is cautious and scared for his life, Disgust has a repulsion for everything, and Anger is quite literally hot-headed. Well, actually, more accurately, Joy is being super bossy with the rest of the emotions, having this obsession to make sure that Riley is always happy all the time. Her desire to be in constant control over Riley's happiness, to the point of not even letting Sadness do her job at all, is only more damaging to Riley's well being and is what caused the events of the movie later on. The movie presents the danger of being too much of a control freak, and the consequences it brings.

People are already comparing Inside Out to Warner Bros' 2001 gem, Osmosis Jones. DON'T. I've also seen that movie, and I've enjoyed that one, too. They're not the same movie! You're basically comparing an apple to an orange here. Osmosis Jones is about the cells in our body. Sure, they did depict the brain as the headquarters where Mayor Phlegmming controls Frank's every actions, but that's just it. Inside Out is about our subconscious, and the emotions that govern our thoughts. I don't think Pixar is trying to rip-off Osmosis Jones. The concept that we are all giant mechas and that there are little people in our brains who are the ones piloting our body and controlling our every action is nothing new. UK comic The Beano has The Numskulls, little people who live inside Edd's head. And yeah, the comic even references that movie! (There's also Meet Dave. Erm... let's not talk about that. :roll:)

Would I recommend watching Inside Out? Yes, of course, I do. I'm not sure if it's in the cinemas anymore in the US, considering that it's been two months already. (Here, in Malaysia, movies have a one-month period since the first screening before they're then retired from the cinema, to allow other new movies to fill-in the slot.) I'm still upset that we Malaysians had to wait for two months before it's finally released here. :depressed: By then, the reviews have already been poured out, making it exceedingly difficult to avoid spoilers. But it was all worth the wait. And I'm glad that I finally get to watch it. It is an enjoyably funny yet emotional movie for the entire family. =) I'm giving it a 10 out of 10 points.

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Commissions reopened again

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 21, 2015, 8:23 PM
Marwan's deviantART Journal


Just as a reminder, I'm doing commissions for a living. Part of the money I've earned from commissions and Patreon payouts will be transferred to my parents, in order to support their well-being. Recently, I decided to clear-out my commissions list once more, make the slots available again so people can commission me again.

As usual, I'm focusing exclusively on full-body commissions for now, though with some differences compared to last time. I will draw one of your own characters full body. OCs only please; fanchars such as Pokesonas also count as OCs, too. And you can even include any of my own characters, too. The entire image will be confined within 800x800 resolution, but this can change depending on how to fit the drawing best (like, for instance, 800x1200, to better emphasize a character's tallness, 1600x800 to fit an entire group pic, 1920x1080 if it looks like it can be made into a wallpaper, etc.).

The good news is, I decided that I won't be limiting myself to drawing just two characters per commission anymore. Yes, you can have like over 10 characters in the same pic. =P Just please not too much. ^^; The bad news is... Recently, due to family economical reasons, I would need to increase the pricing a little bit. :depressed:

Now, the price is $25 for one character, or additional +$12.50 for every additional characters within the picture.

Backgrounds are free of charge; I will add backgrounds at my own discretion if I felt that it fits the picture best. But if you do specify a background, additional charge may range between $5-$50 depending on the complexity and difficulty of drawing the requested background. (Free of charge if I deem it as very simple.)

I will note you the commissioning details when you decide to commission me. Finally, as usual, I prefer that you pay me after I've finished with your commission. That way, if you suddenly decide that, for some reason, the commission didn't turn-up well and you wish to cancel the commission, no harm was done because no payment had been sent yet. But if you still prefer to pay me up-front early on, well... you can try sending me half the payment first, and send me the other half after I'm finished with the commission. We'll discuss about these matters privately in our notes.

Thank you. =)

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My Fur Affinity page: www.furaffinity.net/user/marwa… (Some submissions might be NSFW)
My Weasyl page: www.weasyl.com/~marwan
My SoundCloud page: soundcloud.com/marwangreencrit…
My Bandcamp page: marwangreencritter.bandcamp.co…
Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/marwangreencri…

I accept commissions. More info: marwangreencritter.deviantart.… I won't be updating my commission status here anymore; please see the Commission Status widget in my profile front page for progress.
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A Hero's Curse of Cuteness by MarwanGreenCritter
A Hero's Curse of Cuteness
When a hero is cursed into such a cute and adorable form, expect his chances of turning back into a human to be... pretty low. Because nobody wants to see him get out of that cute form which everyone -- the fans, in particular -- adores.

Somewhat inspired from those games and anime series where such formerly-human characters are trapped in such a cute body, and it'll be a shame to see them changed back into humans. :XD:
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Movie review: Inside Out (spoiler alert)

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 24, 2015, 8:09 AM
Marwan's deviantART Journal


Warning: this review contains some spoilers.

---Spoiler begins---

Riley Andersen is your average 11-year-old Minnesotan girl. One day, she and her parents moved to San Francisco following after her father gets a new job there. Things go downhill from there: the Andersens' new home is tiny and cramped, and the only pizza they serve there is broccoli pizza. Plus, she became severely homesick. At school, she admitted, crying with teary eyes, to the entire classroom that she missed her life in Minnesota, and how fun it was back when she lived there. Her depression affected her greatly, to the point that she was unable to play ice hockey well with the other kids at school -- she quit in frustration in the middle of the match, much to the surprise of the other players.

Riley's longing to return back to Minnesota reached a breaking point. The next day, she put her plan into action: she stole her mother's credit card, then skipped school in order to take the bus ride back to Minnesota. Upon riding the bus, however, she realized that she had made a terrible mistake. She ordered the bus driver to stop, then she ran all the way back to her worried parents. She admitted that she still missed the good old days back in Minnesota. Her parents then revealed that they, too, missed Minnesota, and together they happily adjust to their new lives in San Francisco.

---Spoiler ends---

Sounds like another mundane pre-teen angst drama movie? Of course, that would've been the case, had the movie is also not about what's going on in her mind deep within the inner workings of her subconscious. This is what Disney's and Pixar's new movie, Inside Out, is all about: the anthropomorphic representations of her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. Thanks to a little mishap, Joy and Sadness found themselves thrown away out of their headquarters and deep into Riley's labyrinth of long-term memories, and now they'll need to find a way to get back to headquarters before their absence causes a severe consequence to Riley's emotional turmoil.

When I first watched the teaser trailer for Inside Out, at first, I was rather skeptical with how the movie can play out. However, I was convinced to watch it after my friends who did get to watch it told me that it's a very good movie, and certainly even better than Minions that came out around the same time. Except, I had to wait for two whole months before this movie is finally released here in Malaysia. :disbelief: I think it's because there's a scene early on during Riley's childhood when she ran around naked while her father tried catching her... :O_o: Those two months wasted might probably have been due to our Malaysian censors debating whether or not to cut this scene out. (The scene is intact.)

Since the disaster that was Cars 2, and the better yet still lackluster performance of Brave and Monster Academy, I feared that Pixar may have lost their touch, which kept them from being able to do another great movie like they were known for. Well, after watching Inside Out, I'm glad to see that they still haven't. That, or because it was directed by Pete Docter, the same guy who also directed Up, another emotionally beautiful gem produced by Pixar.

The characters, Riley's little voices in her head that represent her emotions, are quite animated, and really represent the emotions they stand for. Joy is happy-go-lucky, Sadness often looks gloomy, Fear is cautious and scared for his life, Disgust has a repulsion for everything, and Anger is quite literally hot-headed. Well, actually, more accurately, Joy is being super bossy with the rest of the emotions, having this obsession to make sure that Riley is always happy all the time. Her desire to be in constant control over Riley's happiness, to the point of not even letting Sadness do her job at all, is only more damaging to Riley's well being and is what caused the events of the movie later on. The movie presents the danger of being too much of a control freak, and the consequences it brings.

People are already comparing Inside Out to Warner Bros' 2001 gem, Osmosis Jones. DON'T. I've also seen that movie, and I've enjoyed that one, too. They're not the same movie! You're basically comparing an apple to an orange here. Osmosis Jones is about the cells in our body. Sure, they did depict the brain as the headquarters where Mayor Phlegmming controls Frank's every actions, but that's just it. Inside Out is about our subconscious, and the emotions that govern our thoughts. I don't think Pixar is trying to rip-off Osmosis Jones. The concept that we are all giant mechas and that there are little people in our brains who are the ones piloting our body and controlling our every action is nothing new. UK comic The Beano has The Numskulls, little people who live inside Edd's head. And yeah, the comic even references that movie! (There's also Meet Dave. Erm... let's not talk about that. :roll:)

Would I recommend watching Inside Out? Yes, of course, I do. I'm not sure if it's in the cinemas anymore in the US, considering that it's been two months already. (Here, in Malaysia, movies have a one-month period since the first screening before they're then retired from the cinema, to allow other new movies to fill-in the slot.) I'm still upset that we Malaysians had to wait for two months before it's finally released here. :depressed: By then, the reviews have already been poured out, making it exceedingly difficult to avoid spoilers. But it was all worth the wait. And I'm glad that I finally get to watch it. It is an enjoyably funny yet emotional movie for the entire family. =) I'm giving it a 10 out of 10 points.

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My Fur Affinity page: www.furaffinity.net/user/marwa… (Some submissions might be NSFW)
My Weasyl page: www.weasyl.com/~marwan
My SoundCloud page: soundcloud.com/marwangreencrit…
My Bandcamp page: marwangreencritter.bandcamp.co…
Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/marwangreencri…

I accept commissions. More info: marwangreencritter.deviantart.… I won't be updating my commission status here anymore; please see the Commission Status widget in my profile front page for progress.
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Marwan Mohd Zahari
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Malaysia
I'm just a guy who likes to draw stuff from time to time.

My fursona is Marwan, that little green critter seen prominently in my gallery. By the way, please don't ask what species he is... Too many people asked him that question, and he hates that. :disbelief: He's just... a critter, an original species of mine.

Giftarts are always appreciated. =)

Go ahead and thank me for favs and watches. Seriously, I don't care. You're welcome. After all, some people just want to show their appreciation for being loved at all.

Current Residence: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Favourite genre of music: Trance, Drum 'n' Bass, Classical, Piano music... and now, Dubstep? :O_o:
Favourite photographer: None
Favourite style of art: Mostly mixed; specifically those kinds known as "kemono" in Japan
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Default Windows 10 shell
Wallpaper of choice: Random, according to my personal taste
Skin of choice: Default
Favourite cartoon character: Not specific
Personal Quote: And then, I shall engulf the whole world with cuteness! Yay! Fear the cuteness!
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Commission status

I decided to keep my current commission status separate from my journals from now on. This also makes it easier for me to edit my commission status without having to edit my journals over and over again.

More info on commissions:
marwangreencritter.deviantart.…

Commission slots:
1. (empty)
2. (empty)
3. (empty)
4. (empty)
5. (empty)

Long-term big-project commissions (separate from the above, so they don't get mixed):
1. :iconkingtaiku: (unknown completion percentage)
2. :iconscorpio-gustavo: (unknown completion percentage)

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DaXXe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey i remember ya! :thumbsup: revamp by jamal1  Even since like... almost 10 years ago ?  
Time sure flies, whoaa
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! =) Yeah, it's been a long time. ^^; Wayyy too long. :dead: A lot of things have changed since then.
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DaXXe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe sure been! Are ya still making music with mod plug trackers under the alias zanoma? Or has that long pasted =p ?
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm afraid that that era has long gone. ^^; Nowadays, I write music under my fursona's name instead, and I use FL Studio. Though, I still occasionally use ModPlug Tracker, mostly to screw and experiment around with old tracker music people create.

You can listen to my newer tracks at soundcloud.com/marwangreencrit… =) Sometimes, I post them on my YouTube page as well.
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to wish you: Happy Ramadan!
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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HarrisonButterGem Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Marwan,

Can I suggest a good idea to you?

From, Harrison.
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm? What good idea? :meow:
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