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Ok, so here’s the overdue monthly journal update, for friends, pals, acquaintances, and anyone else who cares.

First off, the good bits: I once again plan on going to Texas Furry Fiesta and Furry Weekend Atlanta this year; TFF for its entirety, and still on the bench on the timeframe for FWA. More on those will come later.

Now, the not so good: this job of mine has taken its toll on me. For months, the shop’s been operating as a skeleton crew of only two general service people, myself included. I’m gone from the house for literally half the day the majority of the time. When I do get the days off, I blow it sleeping most of the time. Needless to say, it’s also affecting my social life as well. I don’t talk a whole lot, and I have little to talk about, even amongst some friends, and now I fear I may be drifting away due to lack of communication. Upon retrospect, I wonder if I’m as valued by them as I do them, or if I’m just someone you know. I don’t know if I’ve said it before, but just in case I didn’t, just because I’m not saying anything does not mean I’m not listening. It’s hard not to, not with all these recent political events that have transpired, and the critical responses to them. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m certain of one thing: we face a very uncertain future, and the terrifying kind in that. But, united by our common bonds, we must stand to tackle it head-on. As a famous movie character once said, “We cannot let fear divide us.”

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RinzaZEN
Rin zaZEN
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
NOTE ON FRIENDS LIST: Friends list includes online acquaintances and people I've spoken to.

Cars are my Number 1 love of all. Therefore, much of what I do has to do with them. But my interests don't stop there. There are too many to count, so I guess I'll just tell as I go. I enjoy your company.

You may also know me as a certain anthropomorphic Ethiopian Wolf of the same name who typically wears a black breechcloth, a tribal choker, a seemingly innocuous-looking brushed metal bracelet, and a gun or two. He is is my ideal alternative persona and how I see myself in the fantasy world known as the furry fandom. As I have only a precious few pieces of art of him, and I only very selectively comment online, I'm still largely unknown in the fandom.

About Bruma
I've received a few questions about my personal character Bruma, so here's a little bit more about him. Bruma is an anthropomorphic Ethiopian Wolf of mixed ancestry, and grew up in a world similar to our modern world. In this world, society is more altruistic is some ways, and rather than die out, loincloths (or loin-clothes, as they are more formally called in that world) have survived as an acceptable form of everyday dress all the way to the present. That having been said, he typically wears a specially designed black cloth breechcloth, and (depending on the situation) tactical gear that still allows him great freedom of movement while not inconveniencing him much. He is of average build, but still as strong as any werewolf. His eyes are blue and there is a noticeable tuft of fur at the edge of his canine chin, like a goatee. He frequently wears a Potawatomi Indian choker necklace around his neck, a gift from his grandfather. Very wise, cultured, and with a diplomatic disposition, he still always has at least one blade with him (knife, sword, dagger, whatever he best sees fit) Most often, his weapon setup includes a detachable tactical right-leg holster for any sidearm he believes is best suited, often an H&K USP45. When feasible, he favors an Imbel M964, but will equip a variety of weapons from his large personal armory depending on the particular situation, so he can safely be ready for any eventuality.

Stuff About Me You Aught to Know:
:bulletblack: Professional Car Mechanic
:bulletblack: Left-handed, but I prefer to use my right for a bunch other things (drawing and writing excluded, DUH).
:bulletblack: Once just a gamer. Then art and anthros came to my attention. I'm still a casual gamer. (though never one of those foul-mouthed jerks you hear over Xbox Live, of course.)
:bulletblack: I'm a very kind, friendly guy. I won't bite. (unless you provoke me, of course)

:bulletgreen: Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/TheJackha…
:bulletgreen: FA: www.furaffinity.net/user/bruma…
:bulletgreen: Weasyl: www.weasyl.com/~bruma
:bulletgreen: Twitter: twitter.com/Bruma_the_EWolf
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Ok, so here’s the overdue monthly journal update, for friends, pals, acquaintances, and anyone else who cares.

First off, the good bits: I once again plan on going to Texas Furry Fiesta and Furry Weekend Atlanta this year; TFF for its entirety, and still on the bench on the timeframe for FWA. More on those will come later.

Now, the not so good: this job of mine has taken its toll on me. For months, the shop’s been operating as a skeleton crew of only two general service people, myself included. I’m gone from the house for literally half the day the majority of the time. When I do get the days off, I blow it sleeping most of the time. Needless to say, it’s also affecting my social life as well. I don’t talk a whole lot, and I have little to talk about, even amongst some friends, and now I fear I may be drifting away due to lack of communication. Upon retrospect, I wonder if I’m as valued by them as I do them, or if I’m just someone you know. I don’t know if I’ve said it before, but just in case I didn’t, just because I’m not saying anything does not mean I’m not listening. It’s hard not to, not with all these recent political events that have transpired, and the critical responses to them. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m certain of one thing: we face a very uncertain future, and the terrifying kind in that. But, united by our common bonds, we must stand to tackle it head-on. As a famous movie character once said, “We cannot let fear divide us.”
First off, I would like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes a few days ago. All of them are greatly appreciated, especially since I experienced personal tragedy the same day: another one of the kitties that lived with me turned gravely ill and ended up having to be put down. It hurt bad, to put it mildly, but so far I've been able to manage, no mean feat when your talking to someone who has experienced bouts of depression in the past. Nevertheless, I am grateful to my supporters and friends: You all make my life worthwhile. 

And just in case you were wondering, I've been spending a lot of time in Second Life, and if you were looking for a chat in real time, that's where you'll find me most EST evenings.
And now with a little bit more about Bruma, since now I feel a little bit more comfortable sharing some more about him again. It's all viewable on my profile page; it made better sense than to create a separate journal about it.

Nothing else here.
DragonCon 2016 Haul and Moar
In short, the few things I purchased at this year's DragonCon when I attended the Friday of the con.

The items from top to bottom:
- Limited Edition Enhanced Giclee Print (#3/500) of :icongoldenwolf:'s "Anubis". Basically, a normal print with hand-painted (by herself, of course!) gold accents.*
- "Anubis" printed T-Shirt*
- Authentic, licensed replica Orcrist, the Goblin Cleaver from "The Hobbit" movie series, made by United Cutlery.

*Purchased at the Wolfsisters Creations booth directly from Goldenwolf in person.

So, as part of my normal DragonCon routine, I paid a visit to :icongoldenwolf: and :iconssantara:'s booth, and had a small chat. The shirt is of different quality than those produced under license by The Mountain, but only because production is being undertaken by Goldenwolf herself since The Mountain is beginning to phase out her designs, as she told me. In any case, no regrets on the purchases!
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Confidence to Spare by TiggerPup
NOTE: Most text from original August 19, 2016 FurAffinity Post

Behold, my newest character to go public at the time of writing: Charles "Chuck" Talbot, a shape-shifting were-fox. More info coming very soon!

A brief history on how this came to be: A previous artist whom I worked with gave :icontiggerpup91: (inactive here) a signal boost on Twitter, and the ad caught my eye. I had been considering getting a first concept depiction of Chuck, whom I created back around 2012, for some time. In any case, naturally clicking and browsing to investigate further, I found TiggerPup ideal for the job, and after a blindingly fast back-and-forth, this was the end result. I am proud of it, she did an excellent job, and this piece will form the basis for his design in later works.

View the original post here. (DO IT!)

Artwork © :icontiggerpup91:
Charles "Chuck" Talbot © :iconrinzazen: (me)

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:iconsalvestro:
Salvestro Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
I hope you're doing well over there on your end.
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Mirumoto-Kenjiro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016   Writer
Happy Birthday, buddy :cake:
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Johnithan-Walters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Happy birthday kamerad, congratulations on surviving another 1000+ mph trip around the sun. Have your cake and eat it too The Cake Is A Lie 
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Johnithan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday sir!
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dariusagurkis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Happy birthday
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016   Writer
Can you recommend someone who does point commissions?
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RinzaZEN Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Never dealt in dA points, so I'm afraid not. Sorry.
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Lancewing1994 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday.
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Johnithan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday sir!
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