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Whatevers Lion Around

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 11, 2009, 6:20 PM



Well, I figured I ought to update this thing, since mum went and brought me a subscription and what not. (Thanks Mum :D) It's my birthday today which makes me... a whole eighteen years old XD

Party laters, cake and pavlova and what not. Submissions might be slow, my computer is at the shop because it kept blue-screening. I have some nice shots I took while hanging out a train window on Saturday.


Features - Lions
In honour of my werelioness who takes up so much of my imagination lately.
Tribute to The Lion King by zepheenia :thumb87874572: Lion Cub by AstroZerk :thumb65521369: Lion Family. by TheSilverLotus Lioness 2 by OmegaLioness The Lion by goor Lion Cub I by jay-peg Jen Lion by artjenesis playfull lion cub by NatsumeWolf Lioness by godless4life Lioness 1527 by maddog1138 Lioness by G-h-o-s-t-w-o-l-f Watchful Lioness by bannerninja



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Stephanie Payne
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Current Residence: Forbes, Australia
Favourite genre of music: Anything really.
Favourite photographer: Flo-cha, Prismes, Lucias-Tears
Favourite style of art: Photography and photomanipulation.
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: iPod 30gb
Shell of choice: I live in a shell?*ponders*
Wallpaper of choice: anything; I change it alot.
Skin of choice: deviantGREEN v6
Favourite cartoon character: Pooh bear, tweety, those thowra cartoons
Personal Quote: The grave is a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. By Andrew Marvell
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alternativejunkie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thanks so much for the fave Stephanie! :D Much appreciated :floating:
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Nutbuckets Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: :D :heart: 
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thanks so much for the favorite @@ 
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alternativejunkie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Thanks Stephanie for the fave! Much appreciated! :D

Unrelated, your name sounds awesome. Sorry if that was random/weird. I just read it and thought it'd be cool name in a story. haha have a nice day :floating:
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SpigaRose Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
thanks a lot for the favourite! :squee:
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