Happy Easter and Happy Passover, my dear friends, Antoni here and I cannot believe it has been one year since I have been on DeviantArt, which is why I am so full of blessings, euphoria, and enthusiasm to be here in spite of some rather rocky moments. My time on DeviantArt has been awesome, interesting, and enjoyable, to say the least. All of my positive experiences on here have outweighed the negatives and I do feel like I have been improving as an artist, especially from the feedback I have from fellow Deviants and my loyal followers. I will continue to improve and do everything I can in order to better myself not only as an artist but also as a person. There are so many people I would love to thank for sticking by me and I would love to start with all of my 123 watchers, especially Tigerlover1993, AuronTsubaki1985, bubblyshipper, fashionbella, BeeWinter, Blossom200, Whyboy, PowerpuffObsessed, AwkwardOddOne, JekyllAndHydeChannel, xmysticaldreamsx, and KittyGemAmazon23, Misse-the-cat, SpringMonnie, and ilovetoeatfood4444 for sticking by me since day one onwards, for their great moral support, and their positive vibes. You are all the reasons why I continue to make fanart of the shows I not only like but also the pairings that fascinate me the most. In terms of the artists who have inspired the most, I would love to thank Soraya7, MMHinman, betaruga, Teracles, Juacamo, zephleit, Suyohara, Geioji, AsmodisArt, lilithkiss00, and many other artists for inspiring me to improve my skills as an artist, especially where the male anatomy is concerned. Through your works, I have gained a lot of inspiration, passion, and interest in terms of bettering my drawing skills of not only the male anatomy but also the female anatomy. I also have to thank the-pongpang-art for her gorgeous character and background designs, as these very facets of her work were and will always be reasons for me to gain inspiration and keep improving as an artist. I would then love to thank my color-clash RuffPuff shipper sisters from another mother BrickercupMasterX3, KatyGorl, resotii, Citsitra-blue, GoldRoseAngel, xahCHUx, PurfectPrincessGirl, ColorfulWonders, and PrincessCallyie for making me fully invested in the color-clash RuffPuff couples, especially Brickercup and Blossoomer, as these two are the couples I have found myself shipping the most and loving and drawing the absolute heck out of them. I would also love to thank StretchNSnort for also getting me fully invested in Blossoomer among many other pairings and, once again, BrickercupMasterX3 for getting me fully invested in the flexible pairing known as Mitch x Bunny or Bunnitch and PrincessCallyie for getting me completely fascinated with Jack Spicer x Princess Morbucks or Prinack as well as further exploring my love for crossover pairings. Additionally, I would love to thank yosuehere, Redku, JenniferPowerpuff, MissEmmyJay, and Smol-Marshmallow for increasing my eternal love and fascination for Butch x Blossom or Blossutch, which I deem as the best color-crack RuffPuff couple, in my opinion, Sweatshirtmaster, tearmint, cinyanmon, NanakoBlaze, Team-Boomer3, PhantomLatte, Goody-II-Shoes and viannilla among many others for their works that have really inspired me to maintain Boomubbles as my most favorite RuffPuff color-coded pairing that I have been shipping ever since I was a tween or teen, and HMontes and MarcosBnPinto for further solidifying my love for Mike x Robin or Robike as an awesome couple. It is thanks to all of you guys that I continue to explore my respective passion for Blossutch, Boomubbles, and Robike every waking morning and give me sufficient reasons to draw these couples more often. I want to also thank Misse-the-cat for being especially enthusiastic and supportive when it comes to my next-gen Brickercup, Blossutch, and Boomubbles characters, especially the two new Butchubbles and Blossoomer next-gen characters I thought up, plus Katy-Gorl for inspiring me to bring her Butchubbles and Blossoomer kids to my Team Xtreme universe, and even CottonCandyGrl1969 for inspiring me to bring her Blossutch daughters to my Team Xtreme universe. You have managed to make me excited to draw the next-gen Brickercup, Blossoomer, Butchubbles, Blossutch, and Butchubbles characters more often. I also cannot begin to thank the likes of YANN-X and 04jh1911 for making me completely invested in Disney Slash Couples, especially my most favorite one being Kocoum x Tarzan. You guys are the very reasons why I continue to be fascinated with couples like these. Speaking of which, I am also very thankful for Khialat and TXToonGuy1037 for inspiring me to continue rooting for Arnold x Phoebe as a couple and I hope to continue drawing more Arnold x Phoebe fanart more often. Coming from someone who has a love-hate relationship with Inuyasha, Bleach, and Naruto, I would love to thank RivaAnime for her awesome motivational posters, as I can totally agree with her statements and give me many reasons why I love Inuyasha x Ayame more than Inuyasha x Kagome and maybe Inuyasha x Kikyou. I also have to thank teacupballerina for her awesome pieces of AkuBloss work and for eventually getting me fascinated with this weird yet wonderful pairing. So, Teacup, I wish you a lot more awesome moments as an artist and more wonderful pieces of work coming from you. And as for the many other artists, I forgot to mention on here, I just want to say thank you all for a year of inspiration, enlightenment, passion, and fun on DeviantArt. I also love to thank the many people who have left constructive criticism on my work, as I need them more than anything to keep growing. You all deserve a lot of love, joy, excellence, and brilliance in everything you do. Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and thanks for taking the time to view this written entry. Don’t forget, if you enjoy the fanart and the written entries I have to offer, please don’t forget to follow me and I will see you all in the flipside. Take care and have a great spring. https://www.deviantart.com/antonimatteogarcia
I can’t just boil it down to one, but here they are. 1. My old high school bully and her older sister. I do not ever want to be as rude, unemphatic, cruel, inconsiderate, condescending, bad-tempered, discouraging, and territorial like those two are, especially the former, who never returned my friendship and kindness by scolding me for the dumbest of reasons, only caused pain, frustration, and anger, and was never sorry for hurting me. And of course her older sister, for thinking that her younger sister never did anything to me and just regarded me as a petty kid, I never want to be as ignorant as her. 2. My former adopted sister/cousin. I never want to be as nosey nor possessive nor treacherous nor cowardly nor manipulative like her back then, especially when she states that people say shit about me, when she told my mom that I talk to myself as if it were a bad thing, and when she wants to have me as her bodyguard. Granted she’s doing much better in her life, but the memories of having her do and say all of that were very upsetting to the point where I could never achieve anything higher because of her trying to get me into trouble so that I could spend more time with her and my family. With us parting and with that said, I still hope she does find her own way in life. 3. My friends and family. Sure there are some members who stand out more than the others but in general, they see me for who I am, and I am blessed by how unique they are. They have their own unique quirks, tragic flaws, and own brilliance. Some of them were former bullies, who have actually changed for the better and were generally much kinder and more mature than what they used to be. Others are family members and friends who still don’t know what they want with their lives, yet a fair amount of them see how much I’ve done to strive to get what I want and are in turn rather inspired. On top of that, their mistakes also inspire me to not make the same as them and find my own path to fulfillment. Much acknowledgment has to go to my parents who did their absolute best to put me on the right track, while at the same time, I learned from their mistakes, thus making me a much better person and I am very grateful they raised me and my younger siblings well. 4. All of my beloved fellow reviewers, actors, singers, voice actors, filmmakers, writers, and in general, artists. They are all the reasons why I love what I love and why I maintain my passion for reviewing installments in either music or animation. I do not ever want to let them down and I will always find something from them, which inspire and enlighten me. 5. All of my teachers from grade school until now. As an aspiring English teacher, I have learned so much from them. Granted, when I was still a very young boy, I was not the most ideally teachable nor angelic person, even though I was reasonably smart for my age. Each of them has acknowledged who I am and as I grew and grew, they saw loads of potential and have done their damnedest to put me on the right track. On top of that, through them, I always have to remind myself never to let myself down. 6. Finally, myself. I know that sounds egotistical but this is my life, my path, and my hopes, dreams, and ambitions and I’m not pussyfooting around here. I know exactly what I want, what will always make me happy, and I can always give myself a greater boost of self-esteem. I do not ever want to fail myself as a reviewer, an actor, a singer, a voice actor, and a person. I have to always be the much better person than I was years ago and I always have to make healthy and long-lasting relationships.