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Me and the book by diamondie Me and the book by diamondie
Me and my CFS book. I'm posting this because at least two people wanted to see a picture of it. It doesn't show the book all that well, but alternatively I could just place it on the table and it wouldn't look much different from the actual layout by *Shurakai-Zero which you can see here. Since it's a fairly large, softcover book it doesn't look good in pictures if I try to keep it open, and the glossy surface reflects light a lot, as you can see.

I'll probably scrap it later, as it's not exactly art, and not taken by me. A friend took it in a "garden party" yesterday which was a combined getnolife meeting and a release party for the book - which apparently sparked great interest, as a whopping six out of the 15 people I invited bothered to turn up. I've considered making an ID out of the picture, but not sure if it would make much sense.
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trollface Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I LEIK UR SHOES :eyes:
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PurpleDaizie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
.................
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Vintage-Tuna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
um......................................... wow
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crumpstock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
cool and congradulations
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Holy-Mecha Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Cudos on your book's completion (if I've not said so before, forgive me!). And it is a very nice picture of you - it'd make a decent ID pic, certainly. The photo of you on the book jacket is very pretty as well.
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AbidingDaRules Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007   Photographer
I like it.. Congrats on the book too! I think it would make a great ID..:clap: You are very beautiful.. You have gorgeous hair! :hug:
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diamondie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Professional Writer
Thanks. :-> Too bad the hair is just temporary. I sometimes tone my hair with different hues of red, but it would be too much of a hassle to keep up with permanent dyes.
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rheyzer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
how nice.. you wrote that book. and yes, it would be better on your ID with that smile.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Right on, way to go...
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jeywolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
I agree that it would make a good devID :)
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steward Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You write a lot more than you take pics of yourself... so it seems to me that a pic of you and a book written by you would be the perfect ID for you. :)
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Congrats on writing the book! It must feel fabulous to hold your OWN book in your hands :hug:
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diamondie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Professional Writer
Yeah, it is. Especially since it feels so much overdue, considering that I finished my first novel manuscript back in 1998 or 1999, and ever since I was five or so I believed I'd be published well before I turned 20. Well, technically I'm still not published-published, but I have a book nonetheless.
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mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
:spotlight-left: :clap: BRAVO :clap: :spotlight-right:


I'm so glad you got it all done and in hand. You look very nice in this shot, and I think it would be an awesome ID for you.
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roy-sac Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations Diamondie . It was a long time in the making. You can be very proud of yourself. Shurakai did also a great job with the cover (and I like the strings the way they are now ;) )

Cheers!
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diamondie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Writer
Thanks a lot. :-> Yeah, the strings in the design look great IRL, I trusted his judgement because he was the designer, and it paid off. So far no one's had anything negative to say about the cover design.
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demonlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Writer
Good luck with everything. X
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o0WARLORD0o Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww you're cute!
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brokensemaphore Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
I love your hair, it's so pretty. is the colour natural?
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diamondie Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Writer
Heh no, I don't think anyone can have hair of that color naturally. You can see my natural hair color in my avatar - or could if the lighting was different. I'm a blonde, though getting darker all the time. I've wanted to be a redhead ever since I was a little kid, so I tone from time to time.
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Shurakai-Zero Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Your friend has certainly done a great job capturing you. I’d agree with *SylverStrike that it would make a pretty good ID.

It’s funny, I never really had a good idea of how big the book would be; in my mind I always pictured it being about the size of a standard paperback novel, even though I knew the dimensions.

This must feel like a great accomplishment for you. Congratulations on your launch. :)
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diamondie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Professional Writer
Yeah, I too assumed it would be smaller. But that kind of explains how 86 A4 pages only turned into 128, and not more like 150.

Thanks (for everything).
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Shurakai-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
You’re quite welcome. It makes a nice addition to my design portfolio.
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obenson Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Good photo of you and it does say a lot - you with big smile and big book :) How does it feel to hold that in your hand? I've never seen any of my stuff in print (though my play should hit the (amateur) stage sometime) but I imagine it feels rather special? Your books is certainly the culmination of a lot of work!
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diamondie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Writer
Well, I've seen my name in my print many times, but only in magazines and anthologies. This thing is mine! So yes, it does feel great. :-> I just got my first proper shipment after the proof copy yesterday, 15 copies. A whole box full f my books. Weird.

You shouldn't have any problems getting published in lit zines and such. Perhaps even anthologies. I feel like there are many more zines and anthologies (and contests) for scifi than for general fiction.
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tinzart Featured By Owner May 30, 2007   Digital Artist
Your as pretty as a picture Maija....Brian :hug:
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SylverStrike Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
I think that this is a really lovely photo of you! The book looks very good, too. With such a pretty smile on your face, I don't see why this wouldn't make a good ID, and anyone who knows you well will understand what the book in your hand is.
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diamondie Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional Writer
Thanks. :-> And even if they don't which book it is, a book in general is certainly a good item to represent me. I'll have to think about it.
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