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The Eagle Doctor's little daughter by FireFiriel The Eagle Doctor's little daughter :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 1 0 Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by FireFiriel Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 0 2 Mimi portrait by FireFiriel Mimi portrait :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 8 0 SPLR- for love is strong as VI by FireFiriel SPLR- for love is strong as VI :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 5 0 Selena sketch by FireFiriel Selena sketch :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 2 Precipice of annihilation by FireFiriel Precipice of annihilation :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 10 2 Mario's Journey quilt by FireFiriel Mario's Journey quilt :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 6 Art of 2017 by FireFiriel Art of 2017 :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 0 0 12 - Prizewinning Pie by FireFiriel 12 - Prizewinning Pie :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 6 11 - BLUE Ribbon by FireFiriel 11 - BLUE Ribbon :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 4 2 10 - Moment of Truth by FireFiriel 10 - Moment of Truth :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 4 9 - A Job For by FireFiriel 9 - A Job For :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 1 1 8 - Sore Loser by FireFiriel 8 - Sore Loser :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 4 7 - Judgement Day by FireFiriel 7 - Judgement Day :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 1 6 6 - Saboteur by FireFiriel 6 - Saboteur :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 3 3 5 - Inside Intelligence by FireFiriel 5 - Inside Intelligence :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 1 6


Young Fairy by yanadhyana Young Fairy :iconyanadhyana:yanadhyana 230 21 Feminism Is Cancer by SugoiBoiX Feminism Is Cancer :iconsugoiboix:SugoiBoiX 17 17 Strix the Witch by Misfit-Mimi Strix the Witch :iconmisfit-mimi:Misfit-Mimi 23 0 Sweet Winter by Alliot-art Sweet Winter :iconalliot-art:Alliot-art 30 10 Here's the Fish I promised You by Yesterdays-Paper Here's the Fish I promised You :iconyesterdays-paper:Yesterdays-Paper 30 9 And Everything Nice! by DesignsBySloan And Everything Nice! :icondesignsbysloan:DesignsBySloan 75 9 LMJ: Layton x Greeves by Zwetik LMJ: Layton x Greeves :iconzwetik:Zwetik 8 0 Vintage UK - Queen Mary's Doll House by Yesterdays-Paper Vintage UK - Queen Mary's Doll House :iconyesterdays-paper:Yesterdays-Paper 25 1 Flora Reinhold - The Golden Apple by MTerrenal Flora Reinhold - The Golden Apple :iconmterrenal:MTerrenal 40 7 Empty Room by MTerrenal Empty Room :iconmterrenal:MTerrenal 35 6 Rocky Mountains by GreeGW Rocky Mountains :icongreegw:GreeGW 466 90 Echoes of the Spring by PallidaPapillio Echoes of the Spring :iconpallidapapillio:PallidaPapillio 7 1 Mr Luthor,none of us will get exactly what we want by eightcrows Mr Luthor,none of us will get exactly what we want :iconeightcrows:eightcrows 1 0 Aerith Gainsborough by Lighane Aerith Gainsborough :iconlighane:Lighane 592 64 The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus by Theophilia The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus :icontheophilia:Theophilia 143 50 Fovir Lazuli: Prince of Tricks by GuildmasterPhill Fovir Lazuli: Prince of Tricks :iconguildmasterphill:GuildmasterPhill 5 3


Is it the way of life, that as you get older, you just get busier and busier? And I’m not even married/have children! Anyway, Happy Easter! It’s almost done, but again I say rejoice! Winter was too long here, so I’m very excited for Summer.

I’m sooo busy; my day job is increasing, and freelance work continues. I’m so sorry to my flexible-deadline collaborators, but I’m working out a schedule. I basically have two days a week to do art work, so I’ve got to fit it all in like the pieces of a puzzle. .....

...A puzzle!!! In time in between work (Sundays and evenings when I’m not doing housework and too tired to art anymore) I’ve been playing Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. (Spoiler-free – for Millionaires' Conspiracy; there is a spoiler for Unwound Future – and I’m not finished so DON’T YOU SPOIL ME!) I was doubtful at first, because Azran Legacy is such an excellent conclusion and I couldn’t see how Professor Layton could have a daughter given that the woman he loved is dead. And then, it seemed to be case after case of trivial mysteries without much intensity, and the puzzle quality has gone down a bit. But still, the main characters are immediately likeable, and the music and locations are, as always, beautiful. And now! The plot is picking up and mentions of the Professor are increasing and I’m dying to learn what’s become of him, what has happened since Unwound Future, who Katrielle really is! As for my earlier objections, first, Azran Legacy is still the conclusion of the main part of the story; this is spinoffy, next-generationy (but not in a deconstructive way ) enough not to feel like a dragging out after what should have been the end. Second, I now know more about men and women and marriage – I overemphasized romantic sensibility when I was but a young maiden not yet an old maid – that marrying someone else after being deeply in love is not necessarily a contradiction, especially certainly if the first beloved has died. And as of yet I still don’t know if that’s the case, if Katrielle is his begotten or adopted daughter! I have theories about both possibilities. I don’t know if they’ll even tell us in this game, or ever! Her personality is very believable as being raised by him though. While not as intelligent, still inquisitive and puzzle-obsessed while annoyingly-not-explaining what she’s concluded till the last minute, and she has his compassionate thinking the best of people and thus bringing out that best. And at the same time, she’s clearly somewhat spoiled, which I can totally see the Professor doing with a girl. :aww:

Through all this, I get so inspired and my dearest wish is to make a story as good as this one. Ace Attorney/Professor Layton is my favorite all of the works of fiction I have ever known, and I’m overwhelmed both with the seeming impossibility of making anything with such surprising and complex plots, iconic and captivating characters, interconnected parallelism and Christ-reflecting symbolism, and artistic delight; and the desire to try. Aaaaand we’re back to the lack of time! Well, all the more reason to solve the schedule puzzle and make it work to do all the things!

Portrait training (suggestions welcome!): √Mimi from Digimon, Miku Hatsune, Rebel from Alt:star:Hero, Dejah Thoris, Katrielle Layton and Sherl, Apollo Justice, Junpei from Zero Escape, Brainiac 5 cartoon design -- further suggestions are welcome and may or may not be accepted!
Accepted suggestions so far: Bang/Silver Fang from One Punch Man, Miles Edgeworth, Erwin Smith

Story List

Clockwork Dancer by Jon Del Arroz
Thumbnailed one more page. I want this to be my main work-for-another-person, but work that has impending deadlines takes precedence for now. Must solve the schedule puzzle!

Paper Doll Veronika
76 pages have been completed and the website has been constructed. I just need to build up a buffer and work out the schedule puzzle so that I can keep progressing at a rate to allow for weekly updates. (by the way, this is the story I ambition to be like unto AA/PL…)

No new progress.

26 Palaces Under the Sea
No new progress.

Mary's Mazes
No new progress.

Fanworks (all DC)

Batman: Decadence
No new progress.

All's Right with the World
No new progress.

The Curse of the Scarab
No new progress.

Justice League de Coeur
Status uncertain.
  • Reading: The Complete Conan the Barbarian by Robert Howard
  • Playing: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
  • Eating: asparagus

Journal History


Mary MacArthur
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States


Finished the thumbnails for issue 1 of Clockwork Dancer!!! :dance:
I am no longer using Patreon because of their silencing of journalists reporting on leftwing violence, but I want to reiterate my support for chateaugrief and LauraHollingsworth and their respective awesome webcomics!
Now having finished Millionaires' Conspiracy:
And fanart to come.
Batman Ninja seems awesome! It's nice to have a DC thing to look forward to again. And it's releasing on my birthday!
How do you put an image in a status? Is that only for subscribers?
If you're a watcher who's still paying attention, I'd love to hear from you on this status just to know how many there are! An emoticon or punctuation mark will suffice! And if you have the time, let me know which of my following projects interests you, if any: Clockwork Dancer by Jon Del Arroz, Batman Decadence, Paper Doll Veronika, Beckyless, All's Right with the World, Mary's Mazes. Thank you!
Confidence in art skills dropping by the minute... Really wish I could take a week off just to train myself.


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Fistron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-day, girl.;)
bayonettafan001 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday and may God bless you with many more! :D
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :sing:
Falchion1984 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :airborne:
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU! :wave:
Falchion1984 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Sure thing. How are things going on your end? I just got this great internship at Solar Turbines, and I'm thrilled to start. How about you?
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm getting ready to start a webcomic, and trying to fit it and various freelance work all in with my day job. ^^;
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TheRejectPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :party:
Raakone Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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