Who is that annoying person? Artist, writer and procrastinator...

I've been irritating people posting here for a few days now and spotted there is a place where you should introduce yourself. So here I go.

I'm a 24 year old female from Poland, studying "what the hell is that" ethnolingustics. After graduating I'd like to pursue a job in advertising, as it includes creativity and manipulating people or maybe PR/journalism.
I'm also a comic writer and artist (first publishing pending), digital-painter in training and a writer wannabe. Of course my dream is to become fully-fledged professional in either of the fields Smile But actually any would suffice. 8)
Actually I don't like to write about myself and would love to say "let the deeds do us justice", but due to constant failure in finishing things my gallery is like a teenager's room: messy, with lots of old trash, some of it being leftovers after having fun. Anyway, if you don't feel intimidated you can have a look here: http://passer-by.deviantart.com/gallery/ I'm putting an effort to have a few good pieces there, but it'll take a bit time until I finish them and it looks like I want it to.
As for writing none of it is finished and on the internet... yet. :3 I may want some feedback in the future on something I'm writing.

Where I really would welcome you is to my (newly re-loaded) webcomic Seclusion Inn http://seclusioninn.thewebcomic.com Updated every Monday, or I hope it will Wink I myself like to read a lot, both comics and fiction which is also why my own creativity gets slowed down. If you also like to read (more-less up-to-date) list of things I like and recommend is on my journal http://passer-by.deviantart.com .

So, Uhm, that is all. May the Force be with you 8)

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V's picture

Embodiment

I'd tease you a little bit about your self-flagellation, but you seem to do that pretty well on your own Wink The comic looked interesting--we'll have to see how it develops.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Your English is terrific!

V's picture

Embodiment

to her major--I just assumed she was really good at it. Maybe she's posting on a Chinese web serial somewhere and they're all bubbling over how naturally she speaks Mandarin, too, ya know? Biggrin

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Many native English speakers can't write the language for shit.

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... it has been my experience that above a certain proficiency level (necessary to provide some measure of fluency and knowledge of idiomatic expressions) non-native speakers on average write a better English than their native counterparts.

Just sayin'.

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

I learned English grammar more through my Latin and French classes than anything drilled into me in fourth grade. Smile

"So the passé composé is comprised of an auxiliary and a past participle..." *blank looks* " (Sigh) A past participle is...."
"To form a gerundive in Latin, you first... You guys do remember what a gerundive is, right? Argh, what are they teaching you these days?!"

Pedes's picture

Postulant

My major DID get me good at English. As for the second language, which is Japanese, I am far from fluent and I can't read it too well. But I CAN order sushi Biggrin

Pedes's picture

Postulant

Hearing that from someone who works with language makes me incredibly happy Smile
V is right: a lot of credit goes to my university. Also big part of what I read is in English; generally if the book was written in English and I have the possibility I try to read the original version.
Still I can't understand how commas work in English. Polish likes long sentences and a lot of commas while English... do not. Uh...

The Vixen's picture

Devotee

My best friend majored in Linguistic Anthropology with a specialty in Sanskrit.

Cause we all know that bitches love Sanskrit.

Pedes's picture

Postulant

on my first year. But the teacher was terrible and I can only say "the horse is drinking water". Wink

magalicious's picture

Postulant

Hehehe. Loved the DA site - I was especially amused by the Two Rooks fan art. I love that comic, too! Also, your avatar is awesome, I was stoked to read that it was your own art!
How different is the Polish language from English? I've been wanting to learn another language for a while, and I was thinking either Polish or Czech, because I just have to be difficult.
@Mei: Yes, I find that too. I used to do the online dating thing, and I refused to answer messages from anyone who couldn't write complete sentences. As a consequence, I pretty much failed at online dating. Too much "gurl u got 2 get 2 kno me". LMAO
@The Vixen: Sanskrit is shmexy!

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

About as far as any other Indo-European language that's not Germanic or romance. In other words, they probably have as much in common with Sanskrit as with each other.

Proto Indo-European
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|------------------------------|----------|---- ...
Germanic...............Balto-Slavic etc.
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West Germanic .............Slavic
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Anglo-Frissian .................West Slavic
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Old English.......................Lechitic
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(+ Norman French)
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Middle English ..................... Polish
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Modern English

Pedes's picture

Postulant

We were quite influenced by Western and Southern Europe's culture so we borrowed quite a lor of vocabulary from there Smile And in the western area, where i live, there was a lot of influence from German (I don't feel it but people who come to study here from eastern parts say they see the difference).
We're in the middle of Europe so we were always influenced a lot.

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

How different is the Polish language from English? I've been wanting to learn another language for a while, and I was thinking either Polish or Czech, because I just have to be difficult.

To add to what Laurelil said, both the grammar and phonemic vocabulary are completely different, and there are probably not many easily recognizable cognates except for a bunch of Latin borrowings, so if you're looking for a challenge while staying both within Europe and the Indo-European language family, Polish may be just the thing for you. For something really different, try Sankrit, Finnish or Basque, or go completely outside the Indo-European language family and choose something like Mandarin, Japanese, Arab, or Aymara. }:)

Pedes's picture

Postulant

I'm learning Japanese and my friend, who is also a reader here, is learning Basque. Generally Japanese come from some mysterious peoples who came to Japanese islands and pushed to the North (and probably mixed with) the generic people. As for Basque there are many theories, but one is that they are leftovers of the language that was there before indoeuropean languages came in.
And every once a while it comes out that some word in Basque is similar to one in Japanese and sometimes they have similar meaning. Every time it happens we laugh that Basque people crossed the whole Asia and became the Japanese XD

Pedes's picture

Postulant

Actually I got 2nd place in Two Rooks contest with that and it will be printed in the book *dance of happiness*.

Hmm, actually Polish is not that different from Czech; long long ago the languages were very, very similar. Now they went quite far apart (Czech seems funny for Poles, I don't know if it works the other way Wink ) but I guess the structure is still similar.
How different from English? Very. From phonetics through grammar. We've got declination and other ways of making foreigner's life miserable, as there is a lot of exceptions. On the other hands we've got a lot of words that came from other languages: Latin, old Greek, German and so on. But I guess it's interesting to learn Smile

Andrea's picture

Supplicant

I loveee your icon. Where is it from?

Pedes's picture

Postulant

It's a speedpainting I made myself especially for the avatar. 8)

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