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Well, once again it's been a year of not much activity on dA. I have been busy on some personal projects, including writing my autobiography about my personal journey from being an active Mormon to being an openly gay agnostic, which I'm hoping to have published.

I've also been single again for a while. My previous engagement didn't work out.

In other news I'm addicted to Pokémon Moon and Skyrim: Special Edition, lol
I'm back! :wave:

The reason for my most recent long stretch of hiatus this year was that my laptop that I was using for the past couple years at college basically died. The battery went out on it, and one of the RAM chips fried, so I was running on 1 GB of RAM and my iPhone was faster than it for all of my online interactions. Attempting to run any of my Adobe programs on my old lappy was a joke. I'm finally running on my new desktop machine that Linkmax custom built me with parts we ordered on Newegg. Now I'm running on $1200 of awesome, so I'm back in business finally!

There's also other exciting news in my life! I'M ENGAGED! The boyfriend (Starrynightflower) who I posted a picture with at the start of the year proposed to me in August in front of an awesome mural at Gameworks in Seattle! We have a date set for May of 2017. We decided a longer engagement period would be smart, but we are living together as of September.

Looking forward to getting reacquainted with everyone!
Not gonna lie, I'm already counting down the days until the conventions coming up. Last year I went to my first Comic-Con, Penny Arcade eXpo, and Pride Fest. I've decided I need to get out more to public events. I have Friday, March 27th and Friday, April 3rd off work for ECCC and SC. Gonna go with my boyfriend. Anyone else in Seattle headed to either of those?
Happy to be more active on dA again. I'm slowing updating my gallery and making my work available as prints. I'm finally out and about taking a little bit more photography and getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for being awesome, everyone! :)
Happy New Year late to you all! Had a great Christmas, New Years, and 25th Birthday! I have this great feeling that 2015 is going to be a fantastic year. I've been on a few dates with someone I really like, and that seems to be going well. I also had my first real sit down with the University of Washington. It looks like I'm going to be switching from an advertising major and German minor to a Germanics major and graphic design minor when I get back into school, but to transfer to the UW like I want to, I'll likely have to take a semester or a year at Cascadia and get an Associates Degree first. Currently the plan is to shoot for being back in school next year in the fall at either Cascadia or UW. I'm going to job hunt in the meanwhile for something that pays enough that I can afford an apartment or a car. My current job doesn't pay nearly enough to live off of. At any rate, things are looking up, and without a doubt the next quarter of a century will be much better than the last.
For the record, I don't really believe it's a curse, I just apparently pick the wrong people to date, because I have yet to make it to four months in a relationship, even when I was in the closet dating girls. At any rate, this gay boy is once again a very eligible bachelor. 
Those of you who read my last journal entry know that this has been a very difficult year for me. Coming out of the closet, leaving religion behind, having my life turned upside down. The past couple years I haven't done much with my creative hobbies, because I was so busy with school. I'm still trying to get life settled. After BYU expelled me, I got stuck living with my ex-boyfriend, and I sacrificed a lot to get out of Utah and back to Seattle in August. In September though my housing plans in Seattle fell through, so I've been stuck living with my Mormon parents, which hasn't been much fun, but they've been mostly civil, so it's tolerable. I did get a job though, and even though it's minimum wage, it's doable for the moment. I've also been dating a boy since the end of August. He's nice, but I'm not sure he's the right guy. We'll see.

So in short, my housing and relationship are temporarily stable, and I have a stable job situation. I've spent way too much time playing video games, because all the stresses of resetting my life make me want to do something brainless. At any rate, I'm still figuring things out. I do want to get back into deviantART and my creative hobbies though, so hopefully you'll be seeing more of me again.

 - Will
It's been over nine months since my last journal entry here on deviantART. So much has changed in my life, I don't even know where to begin. I'm gonna clean out some old deviations and journals.

I guess the root change that then set all the others in motion is that since I was 14, I've known I was gay. Having grown up in a very Mormon family though, I was afraid of myself for a long time, because I knew where Mormon doctrine stood on homosexuality, which is why some of you might know me on deviantART for my previous level of religious zeal that I sometimes expressed here. Truth is though, I'm not that religious either. I overcompensated for my own fear of myself by becoming something of a religious jackass, and I apologize for anything I said or did that may have been offensive and/or even bigoted.

When I was a Mormon missionary in Germany I began to become disillusioned with the doctrines and behaviors of the Mormon church, and that process has only continued since then. After my mission ended in 2011 I had a short relationship with a nice girl, after which I really began seriously reconsidering where I stand on the issue of being gay. Over the five semesters that I spent in college, BYU became an isolated hell for me as I learned to not only accept, but embrace myself for who I am, simultaneously realizing that I did not belong with the people at BYU. I went through Mormon therapy sessions with bishops and whatnot as well during the first three of those semesters. Fast forward to this year. I had another short lived relationship, this time with a boy though. As I was dating him, I decided to not go behind my family's back, so I came out of the closet to them. Most of them did not take it well, and my mother exposed me to BYU about three months ago. For violating BYU's honor code and Mormon church doctrine by acting on my feelings for that boy, I was expelled from BYU, evicted from BYU student housing, fired from my job at BYU, and excommunicated from the Mormon church.

Big change, I know, and a painful one in many ways, but at the same time liberating for me personally to be free from the passive-aggressive guilt trips that are commonplace to keep Mormons in their place when they might otherwise "waver" in their faith, free from the superficial rules of BYU that wouldn't let me grow my hair or wear a tanktop on a hot day, and free to be who I naturally am. My relationship with that boy proved ill-fated as well, so now I'm stuck in Salt Lake City, just working and saving money with the goal of moving back to Seattle next year. I would like to transfer to the University of Washington to finish my degree there. We'll see.

I realize that for some of you, especially Mormon friends who I've become acquainted with over my eight year tenure on devianART, this will come as a shock, but know that just because I don't feel like Mormonism is right for me doesn't mean I have any ill will towards you. I mostly am looking for peace and stability in my life right now, and the Mormon church was not a source of either for me in recent years. For too long I've lived by others' expectations of me out of fear of the consequences of doing otherwise. I have changed a lot. Now I live by the dictates of my own conscience and feel it is as much my right as anyone else's to pursue what I believe will make me happy in life and any possible afterlife.

There's a lot more I could say here, but I think that's enough for you all to chew on. I still love all my friends on dA, and I hope that me being openly gay and ex-Mormon will not have any negative effects on my many friendships that I have developed with you all.
Well, my sub ran out. It'll be a while before I renew, being as how college tuition, rent, and buying groceries are a greater priority. Tough cookies for me. ;)

END OF SUMMER + FEATURE BELOW

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 27, 2013, 5:48 PM

END OF SUMMER

Hey everyone! I'm not dead, I just haven't done much creative work this summer, hence the lack of activity on my part here on deviantART. I spent most of the summer looking for steady work and hanging out with my best friend, since I only get to when I'm home for the summer. I also haven't had any car access and thus haven't gone much of anywhere cool this time around. In about two weeks I'm headed back down to school at BYU in Utah, so we'll see how things go, but when the school year ramps up I also tend to lack the time between work and school to squeeze art in. I did commission an artist for the first time which resulted in the picture below with which I am very pleased:


Posted on 7/27/13



:+fav:200TH FAVE LANDMARK:+fav:

I'm proud to announce that my piece "Above the Rockies" has become my first piece ever in 7 years on dA to hit 200 faves, the final fave being by eat-ride-listen. Thanks, everyone, for allowing me to share my passion for photogaphy with you!


Posted on 3/29/13



MIDTERMS & DEC-FEB FEATURE

Got midterms coming up over the next two weeks in my Math, Book of Mormon, History, and German/Scandinavian Film classes. Wish me luck! As you may have noticed I got new clothes and a haircut. Half way through winter semester at BYU. I've actually had a lot more time for deviantART this semester than last semester, which makes me happy. I've also gotten into Star Wars: The Old Republic now that it's free-to-play, so if any of you play on the Ebon Hawk server, you're welcome to add me. My main character is Carcen-Teilor, a Lv. 45 Republic Trooper.

Down below you'll find my latest watcher feature displaying the artwork of my newest fans on dA.

Posted on 2/19/13






...

No reminders at the moment.





MARCH-JULY DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE

Thanks to the new people who decided to watch me despite my chronic inactivity this year! You guys (and gals) are awesome!

meh by Thurgalush AVALAUNCH by RadenWA Clouds by somekindofgeri Shaped By The Flames by RLAnthoney-Photo:thumb358598305: The Gatherer by wildhorsedreams Antique In Color by hypermagical Filling The Sky by Delta406 Veigar by CeciliaGf Return home by Ennev:thumb330155672: Lotus Close Up by BonaFideChimp Visitors by Maiween My garden 1 by NINJAWERETIGER Callum by drewhoshkiw Amber by VasiDgallery:thumb360785590: Cute by cuteGaby Day 120: Collective Knowledge by c-Lockhart Charles by Starvingartist648

Posted on 07/27/13




EASTER FEATURE

Hope everyone has a happy Easter & remembers what it symbolizes; the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, new life, and hope for a better world!

Washed Away by ARTificialphanTOM eaterbunny for Jennystokes by ingeline-art Happy Easter by o-kemono Senses by pengirl389265 Bunny by PMucks Happy Easter From Twilight Sparkle by GlacialFalls Easter Eggs Icons FREE by SerenaDream A young bird by Coin-du-Feu:thumb362473122: calander 2013 April by BatboyEXE Ressurection Bay, Seward Alask by Speck2

Posted on 03/31/13




DECEMBER-FEBRUARY DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!

It's amazing the variety of people you meet on deviantART. Thanks to all of my new friends of 2013!

Princess Adoptables by SparDanger Black and white color by smilejustbcuz Sonic Shredding through the Ice by UnskilledJourneyman Galaxy Saga_The Old Soldier by BastienSanchez Princess Sunnybloom Colored by ArtistaDeAlma22:thumb325854875: Ko Phi-Phi Fire by drewhoshkiw My City by Filipalexandra Boats by pinkygirls Praga II by Seu4 God of Small ThingsI sat quietly
in the bath of gold
on a fresh summer evening,
the rain like dew
suspended upon the rays.
My God is great.
My God knoweth all.
My God will wait.
My God is small.
A lone wave crashed on the sand
and saw I then my Maker's hand
when colour burst out into view
a testament in every hue
that my Lord views me through,
and knows me well,
the prism yields it tale to tell
with mystery no more
because my God
is a God of small things.
:thumb314833712::thumb300634599: Collab part 6 by Xaralta Juxtaposed gasometer photo and gasometer cartoon by 3litza Fallen Luanna: The Scarred Forest by hawthornearts Arkham City: The Dark Knight by TheRedRose100 This Isn't the Tropics by A-RaeDArc MasterCat and Bree WIP by BrnnJnSllvn Glory by Himitsu4Schuu Veronica Portrait colored by minajruby101 Dunstanburgh Seascape by newcastlemale Ismene by Airi5987 Final Fantasy 8 Shiva 2 by Ice-Caster NW View of Fountain Hills by lauricedeephd 2RE 122 (09.09.12) by Foxy-Poptart:thumb349822128: Cherry drops by KStwins4ever .Geisha. by Sevenlole Tranquility by MLAproduction White Winterland by veeegeee:thumb348406455: Rainier by sbloom Project 365 - 027 - Peek-A-Boo by jguy1964 Gift- Romano- hetalia by cjbrownie:thumb268974606: Carl and Hand Banana Pencil Portrait by Fisherella Christmas Glow by cpu3140

Posted on 03/02/13




SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!

Happy holidays to my newest friends on deviantART!

The Avengers - Wood Burning by brandojones:thumb183079940: An October Face by Xicycoldlovex Metropolis Now...Ish by DeathTrance02 Sun goes down in Roermond by Stilleschrei Interior - 2 by ShatteredAngel08 All Hail! by Agent-Of-Death Roselia by Haggis53:thumb294280965::thumb211452490: 100 pokes lillipup by monkfishlover

Posted on 12/12/12





People I know in person:
:iconcpu3140::iconkittus::iconmrweatherbee::iconsupernes::icondangerhelsenfell::iconoriginalnes::iconkangakool::iconlordmordrek::iconneeko48::iconlinkmax::icongreenandwinged::iconthe-light-hunter::iconspardanger:


Stamps that describe me:
Will Factor Media Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb363876159: German-American Stamp by WillFactorMedia Ich Spreche Deutsch by MyStamps:thumb83737945: Eagle Scout Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb74119740: Support the Earth Stamp by luneves Nerd Stamp by OXHeartAttackXO I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog Zodiac Stamp 'Capricorn' by Sharkfold The Classics Stamp by Busiris Rock Music Stamp by Davidgtza2:thumb75564145: I love Skittles by andrissca Oblivion Fan by darkdisciple-stamps Brawl Stamp by mushir :xbox360stamp: by Smidy Threads of Destiny Stamp by WillFactorMedia Flag: Washington by TheStampKing LEGO Fan stamp rev_3 by kiowapilot Stamp - Dog Lover by MauserGirl Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl Recylist Stamp by SomehowStillAlive
Shows I Watch/Watched:
Power Rangers - 001 by Stamps4Journals Ed Edd 'n Eddy - 001 by Stamps4Journals The Butter Shave by Stamps4Journals Avatar - 001 by Stamps4Journals Stamp :: Rivers Crazy by uizu Muppet Stamps.. by ohTHATsean FACEPALM by MechaBerry LOST Stamp by dammitxsara Engage by Warp-Speed Gryffindor by mauro-goncalo
Fun Misc. Stamps:
Grow Up by nasakii eat flesh stamp by thechaosproject DO A BARREL ROLL by Neitsuke Tetris Stamp by cirruswolf:thumb81645342::thumb72087872:
My favorite Pokémon:
Pokemon - 001 by Stamps4Journals 026 - Raichu by PokeStampsDex 156 - Quilava by PokeStampsDex 228 - Houndour by PokeStampsDex 249 - Lugia by PokeStampsDex 310 - Manectric by PokeStampsDex 405 - Luxray by PokeStampsDex
Posted on 06/07/11






200th Fave Landmark + Easter Feature

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 29, 2013, 9:33 AM

:+fav:200TH FAVE LANDMARK:+fav:

I'm proud to announce that my piece "Above the Rockies" has become my first piece ever in 7 years on dA to hit 200 faves, the final fave being by eat-ride-listen. Thanks, everyone, for allowing me to share my passion for photogaphy with you!


Posted on 3/29/13



MIDTERMS & DEC-FEB FEATURE

Got midterms coming up over the next two weeks in my Math, Book of Mormon, History, and German/Scandinavian Film classes. Wish me luck! As you may have noticed I got new clothes and a haircut. Half way through winter semester at BYU. I've actually had a lot more time for deviantART this semester than last semester, which makes me happy. I've also gotten into Star Wars: The Old Republic now that it's free-to-play, so if any of you play on the Ebon Hawk server, you're welcome to add me. My main character is Carcen-Teilor, a Lv. 45 Republic Trooper.

Down below you'll find my latest watcher feature displaying the artwork of my newest fans on dA.

Posted on 2/19/13






...

No reminders at the moment.





EASTER FEATURE

Hope everyone has a happy Easter & remembers what it symbolizes; the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, new life, and hope for a better world!

Washed Away by ARTificialphanTOM eaterbunny for Jennystokes by ingeline-art Happy Easter by o-kemono Senses by pengirl389265 Bunny by PMucks Happy Easter From Twilight Sparkle by GlacialFalls Easter Eggs Icons FREE by SerenaDream A young bird by Coin-du-Feu:thumb362473122: calander 2013 April by BatboyEXE Ressurection Bay, Seward Alask by Speck2

Posted on 03/31/13




DECEMBER-FEBRUARY DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!

It's amazing the variety of people you meet on deviantART. Thanks to all of my new friends of 2013!

Princess Adoptables by SparDanger Black and white color by smilejustbcuz Sonic Shredding through the Ice by UnskilledJourneyman Galaxy Saga_The Old Soldier by BastienSanchez Princess Sunnybloom Colored by ArtistaDeAlma22:thumb325854875: Ko Phi-Phi Fire by drewhoshkiw My City by Filipalexandra Boats by pinkygirls Praga II by Seu4 God of Small ThingsI sat quietly
in the bath of gold
on a fresh summer evening,
the rain like dew
suspended upon the rays.
My God is great.
My God knoweth all.
My God will wait.
My God is small.
A lone wave crashed on the sand
and saw I then my Maker's hand
when colour burst out into view
a testament in every hue
that my Lord views me through,
and knows me well,
the prism yields it tale to tell
with mystery no more
because my God
is a God of small things.
:thumb314833712::thumb300634599: Collab part 6 by Xaralta Juxtaposed gasometer photo and gasometer cartoon by 3litza Fallen Luanna: The Scarred Forest by hawthornearts Arkham City: The Dark Knight by TheRedRose100 This Isn't the Tropics by A-RaeDArc MasterCat and Bree WIP by BrnnJnSllvn Glory by Himitsu4Schuu Veronica Portrait colored by minajruby101 Dunstanburgh Seascape by newcastlemale Ismene by Airi5987 Final Fantasy 8 Shiva 2 by Ice-Caster NW View of Fountain Hills by lauricedeephd 2RE 122 (09.09.12) by Foxy-Poptart:thumb349822128: Cherry drops by KStwins4ever .Geisha. by Sevenlole Tranquility by MLAproduction White Winterland by veeegeee:thumb348406455: Rainier by sbloom Project 365 - 027 - Peek-A-Boo by jguy1964 Gift- Romano- hetalia by cjbrownie:thumb268974606: Carl and Hand Banana Pencil Portrait by Fisherella Christmas Glow by cpu3140

Posted on 03/02/13




SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!

Happy holidays to my newest friends on deviantART!

The Avengers - Wood Burning by brandojones:thumb183079940: An October Face by Xicycoldlovex Metropolis Now...Ish by DeathTrance02 Sun goes down in Roermond by Stilleschrei Interior - 2 by ShatteredAngel08 All Hail! by Agent-Of-Death Roselia by Haggis53:thumb294280965::thumb211452490: 100 pokes lillipup by monkfishlover

Posted on 12/12/12





People I know in person:
:iconcpu3140::iconkittus::iconmrweatherbee::iconsupernes::icondangerhelsenfell::iconoriginalnes::iconkangakool::iconlordmordrek::iconneeko48::iconlinkmax::icongreenandwinged::iconthe-light-hunter::iconspardanger:


Stamps that describe me:
Will Factor Media Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb363876159: German-American Stamp by WillFactorMedia Ich Spreche Deutsch by MyStamps:thumb83737945: Eagle Scout Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb74119740: Support the Earth Stamp by luneves Nerd Stamp by OXHeartAttackXO I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog Zodiac Stamp 'Capricorn' by Sharkfold The Classics Stamp by Busiris Rock Music Stamp by Davidgtza2:thumb75564145: I love Skittles by andrissca Oblivion Fan by darkdisciple-stamps Brawl Stamp by mushir :xbox360stamp: by Smidy Threads of Destiny Stamp by WillFactorMedia Flag: Washington by TheStampKing LEGO Fan stamp rev_3 by kiowapilot Stamp - Dog Lover by MauserGirl Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl Recylist Stamp by SomehowStillAlive
Shows I Watch/Watched:
Power Rangers - 001 by Stamps4Journals Ed Edd 'n Eddy - 001 by Stamps4Journals The Butter Shave by Stamps4Journals Avatar - 001 by Stamps4Journals Stamp :: Rivers Crazy by uizu Muppet Stamps.. by ohTHATsean FACEPALM by MechaBerry LOST Stamp by dammitxsara Engage by Warp-Speed Gryffindor by mauro-goncalo
Fun Misc. Stamps:
Grow Up by nasakii eat flesh stamp by thechaosproject DO A BARREL ROLL by Neitsuke Tetris Stamp by cirruswolf:thumb81645342::thumb72087872:
My favorite Pokémon:
Pokemon - 001 by Stamps4Journals 026 - Raichu by PokeStampsDex 156 - Quilava by PokeStampsDex 228 - Houndour by PokeStampsDex 249 - Lugia by PokeStampsDex 310 - Manectric by PokeStampsDex 405 - Luxray by PokeStampsDex
Posted on 06/07/11






Midterms + Dec-Feb Feature (Below)

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:33 AM

MIDTERMS & DEC-FEB FEATURE

Got midterms coming up over the next two weeks in my Math, Book of Mormon, History, and German/Scandinavian Film classes. Wish me luck! As you may have noticed I got new clothes and a haircut. Half way through winter semester at BYU. I've actually had a lot more time for deviantART this semester than last semester, which makes me happy. I've also gotten into Star Wars: The Old Republic now that it's free-to-play, so if any of you play on the Ebon Hawk server, you're welcome to add me. My main character is Carcen-Teilor, a Lv. 45 Republic Trooper.

Down below you'll find my latest watcher feature displaying the artwork of my newest fans on dA.

Posted on 2/19/13






...

No reminders at the moment.





DECEMBER-FEBRUARY DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!

It's amazing the variety of people you meet on deviantART. Thanks to all of my new friends of 2013!

Princess Adoptables by SparDanger Black and white color by smilejustbcuz Sonic Shredding through the Ice by UnskilledJourneyman Galaxy Saga_The Old Soldier by BastienSanchez Princess Sunnybloom Colored by ArtistaDeAlma22:thumb325854875: Ko Phi-Phi Fire by drewhoshkiw My City by Filipalexandra Boats by pinkygirls Praga II by Seu4 God of Small ThingsI sat quietly
in the bath of gold
on a fresh summer evening,
the rain like dew
suspended upon the rays.
My God is great.
My God knoweth all.
My God will wait.
My God is small.
A lone wave crashed on the sand
and saw I then my Maker's hand
when colour burst out into view
a testament in every hue
that my Lord views me through,
and knows me well,
the prism yields it tale to tell
with mystery no more
because my God
is a God of small things.
:thumb314833712::thumb300634599: Collab part 6 by Xaralta Juxtaposed gasometer photo and gasometer cartoon by 3litza Fallen Luanna: The Scarred Forest by hawthornearts Arkham City: The Dark Knight by TheRedRose100 This Isn't the Tropics by A-RaeDArc MasterCat and Bree WIP by BrnnJnSllvn Glory by Himitsu4Schuu Veronica Portrait colored by minajruby101 Dunstanburgh Seascape by newcastlemale Ismene by Airi5987 Final Fantasy 8 Shiva 2 by Ice-Caster NW View of Fountain Hills by lauricedeephd 2RE 122 (09.09.12) by Foxy-Poptart:thumb349822128: Cherry drops by KStwins4ever .Geisha. by Sevenlole Tranquility by MLAproduction White Winterland by veeegeee:thumb348406455: Rainier by sbloom Project 365 - 027 - Peek-A-Boo by jguy1964 Gift- Romano- hetalia by cjbrownie:thumb268974606: Carl and Hand Banana Pencil Portrait by Fisherella Christmas Glow by cpu3140



SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!

Happy holidays to my newest friends on deviantART!

The Avengers - Wood Burning by brandojones:thumb183079940: An October Face by Xicycoldlovex Metropolis Now...Ish by DeathTrance02 Sun goes down in Roermond by Stilleschrei Interior - 2 by ShatteredAngel08 All Hail! by Agent-Of-Death Roselia by Haggis53:thumb294280965::thumb211452490: 100 pokes lillipup by monkfishlover

Posted on 12/12/12





People I know in person:
:iconcpu3140::iconkittus::iconmrweatherbee::iconsupernes::icondangerhelsenfell::iconoriginalnes::iconkangakool::iconlordmordrek::iconneeko48::iconlinkmax::icongreenandwinged::iconthe-light-hunter::iconspardanger:


Stamps that describe me:
:thumb103449358: Ich Spreche Deutsch by MyStamps:thumb74117803::thumb83737945::thumb83737208: Eagle Scout Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb74119740: Support the Earth Stamp by luneves Nerd Stamp by OXHeartAttackXO I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog Zodiac Stamp 'Capricorn' by Sharkfold The Classics Stamp by Busiris Rock Music Stamp by Davidgtza2:thumb75564145: I love Skittles by andrissca Oblivion Fan by darkdisciple-stamps Brawl Stamp by mushir :xbox360stamp: by Smidy Threads of Destiny Stamp by WillFactorMedia Flag: Washington by TheStampKing LEGO Fan stamp rev_3 by kiowapilot Stamp - Dog Lover by MauserGirl Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl
Shows I Watch/Watched:
Power Rangers - 001 by Stamps4Journals Ed Edd 'n Eddy - 001 by Stamps4Journals The Butter Shave by Stamps4Journals Avatar - 001 by Stamps4Journals Stamp :: Rivers Crazy by uizu Muppet Stamps.. by ohTHATsean FACEPALM by MechaBerry LOST Stamp by dammitxsara Engage by Warp-Speed Gryffindor by mauro-goncalo
Fun Misc. Stamps:
Grow Up by nasakii eat flesh stamp by thechaosproject DO A BARREL ROLL by Neitsuke Tetris Stamp by cirruswolf:thumb81645342::thumb72087872:
My favorite Pokémon:
Pokemon - 001 by Stamps4Journals 026 - Raichu by PokeStampsDex 156 - Quilava by PokeStampsDex 228 - Houndour by PokeStampsDex 249 - Lugia by PokeStampsDex 310 - Manectric by PokeStampsDex 405 - Luxray by PokeStampsDex
Posted on 06/07/11








Winter Break

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 12, 2012, 2:26 PM

WINTER BREAK


End verdict: I got two As, two Bs, and my first ever C, but it's over until next semester starts on January 7th. Halo 4 is okay, Black Ops II is frustrating and sucks. Heroes is an awesome show. I will never study psychology. My brain is partly dead, and that's my life since my last post at the end of October. I need a girlfriend...

Posted on 12/12/12



I'M IN COLLEGE AND THIS IS CRAZY!


Well, I've been gone from dA for well over a month again, because of how crazy school is. I've already had two rounds of midterms, several large papers, and been trying to have a social life. Sorry to my online friends for neglecting you. It's not because I don't love you. :D

Posted on 10/25/12



MY VERY OWN STUDIO CREDITS


I finally finished my own Will Factor Media studio credits, because I want to start vlogging. See my credits on YouTube by clicking the picture below:



Posted on 09/02/12



BACK TO SCHOOL AND ALL THAT JAZZ


Hello again everyone; I know it's been about a month since I've really been on dA. I've had a busy summer. Here's what I've been up to since mid-July:

My dad is running for State Legislature in Washington State and so I was enlisted as his web and graphic designer, as well as the Facebook/Twitter manager for his campaign, so I've spent time designing his little door-to-door flyers and getting all that going.

I also spent a week at the Fire Mountain Boy Scouts camp in Mount Vernon, Washington, assisting a kid with a lump on his brain who is basically autistic in behavior. He had never spent more than one night away from home. His parents were hoping he'd make it through at least half the week and maybe even get a couple of partially completed merit badges. Needless to say when I was able to help him stay the entire week and complete four badges his parents were doing backflips (figuratively of course).

After that I had a mega family reunion that lasted a week. On Monday of that week my sister from Vegas came in and we went to Vancouver B.C. for a day. On Wednesday my sister from Minnesota and one from Utah came up. Thursday another sister from Utah and one from Portland came up. Add to that my brother and sister that live up in Washington all the time anyway. So throughout the week we had seven of my nine siblings there along with four of their spouses, my brother's girlfriend, eight of my eleven nieces and nephews, as well as two of my cousins that I grew up next door to and their families and other cousins and their families who showed up in the evenings every day. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we had big barbecues on our lawn, and Saturday we had a massive 120+ crowd at Marrowstone Island, all of whom we squeezed into a giant group picture that I took with my camera and tripod.

And now I'm back in Utah, and school starts again for me on Monday, August 27th. I move into my new apartment later this morning, but on the way driving back down here over the weekend, my dad and I stopped in Crater Lake, Oregon for a day.

So needless to say I've been busy, and I've also got some really cool photography that I'll be posting over the next little while, so please forgive my absence here on dA. We'll see how busy school keeps me, but I'll try to be on again now that I'm not quite as busy.

I am also pleased to announce that my Seattle panorama is now my very first available single print (as opposed to only doing calendars before)

Posted on 08/20/12



GRAND FINALE OF GERMANY PHOTOS & MAY-JUNE FEATURE


Well, it's been a year and three months since I got back from Germany. I've finally run my reserves dry after 100+ great pictures. I have about a dozen more that I'll eventually post, but for now I'm pretty much done posting Germany photos. It's been a really good run. Next I plan on reorganizing my gallery to match my gallery on my personal website, which I will be buying a domain name for - finally - in the next couple of weeks. I still have some other new photography from my shoot in Seattle the other day. Now, a lot of my Germany photos haven't gotten adequate attention, so I'll be posting more in the forums to get some hype up for them, and I'm working on my 2013 calendars using a lot of the new photos that I've posted since creating my first pair of Germany calendars last year.

Also at the bottom of this entry is my newest feature, showing my appreciation to all my new friends from this and last month. Thanks everyone!

Posted on 06/30/12



CHANGED DA USERNAME! NO LONGER WILHELMII


Yeah, so I changed my username, which all Premium deviantART subscribers can now do once every six months, but I've been wanting to rename my dA since I came up with my Will Factor Media title for my website. So now I'm WillFactorMedia instead of my old =WilhelmII

Posted on 05/16/12



CHANGED DA USERNAME! NO LONGER WILHELMII


Yeah, so I changed my username, which all Premium deviantART subscribers can now do once every six months, but I've been wanting to rename my dA since I came up with my Will Factor Media title for my website. So now I'm WillFactorMedia instead of my old =WilhelmII

Posted on 05/16/12



BACK IN WASHINGTON


Yep, so I'm back in Seattle for the summer, currently working at Subway. I did as well as expected on my finals, which was really nice. I had a nice German meal for lunch at a restaurant downtown, because today was my day off. I haven't had any nice days when I haven't been working to take new photography though, and my reserves from my Germany trip are starting to run dry, but hopefully I'll have the chance to go take new photography soon.

Posted on 04/30/12



FINAL EXAMS AND PLANS FOR THE SUMMER


Well, as you may have noticed I've been spending more time on dA again as my semester has wound down. I've only got two finals left and I suspect that my GPA for my first semester of college will be right around a 3.5, which to me at least is really awesome, granted that I haven't been in school since 2008. Anyway, I'll be heading home to Seattle for the summer, and I plan on spending more time taking urban photography down there. Hopefully I'll have opportunities to show you guys more of the beautiful landscapes out on the Olympic Peninsula or the Cascade Mountains as well over the summer. Life is good! Oh, and I saw the first episode of Avatar: The Legend of Korra. It's sweet! I'm not a huge anime fan as many of you know, but I love, love, LOVE Avatar! :D

Posted on 04/16/12



I'M BA-AAAAAACK!


Hey everyone! Sorry for disappearing for so long, but I'm back. The catch is, now I'm also in school at Brigham Young University, which means I don't have much time to work on new stuff, but because I now also have a laptop of my own again, I will try to spend some time on here at least answering my messages.

Posted on 02/01/12



TAKING A BREAK (INVOLUNTARILY)


Well, after this journal entry, I'm taking an involuntary break from deviantART for an undetermined amount of time, because my brother-in-law wants his laptop back to run some diagnostics on it. I could borrow it again from him as soon as next week, or I might not ever get to borrow it again and have to wait until I have my own computer. Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later, but if it does take a few weeks, just know I'll be back and am not abandoning you all.

P.S. Thanks to all of you guys and my new friends, this month has been my best month on dA since I got home from Germany in April. 900 pageviews! Thanks so much! :hug:

Posted on 10/31/11



LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS


This week has been awesome! I've met so many new and great artists through my forum post. I've had a good week at work, the sun is shining, and things are looking so much better in my personal life and here on dA than they have for me in recent months. My thanks go out to all my friends here for your support and friendship! :hug:

Posted on 10/13/11



INTERESTING STATS


Wow I was looking at my stats and frankly, they went down a ton since I got back from Germany. I used to get an average of 1200 pageviews a month on dA, and now I'm barely getting a quarter of that. I honestly think it's because the dA group accounts spam everybody with so many deviations in our inboxes that we skip over a lot, simply because there is so much out there. I'm guilty of that too; seeing that I got 20,000 new deviations to look at every week... I kind of miss the old dA...

EDIT: Ah-ha! I started going through the list of people I devwatch. I had been watching 650 people, and I started sorting through them and of the first 300 I've looked at, 2/3 haven't posted anything new in at least 6 months. If that pattern continues, and if it's true of my devwatchers as well, then in effect I went from 600 people who actively watched my work in 2008 to about 200 who're still even active. That explains a lot. Looks like I gotta make a lot of new friends to keep my work on the "in" :)

As a side note, you'll also find a new featured artist at the bottom of this journal.

Posted on 10/05/11








PRINTS AVAILABLE!

I'm proud to announce that the following new prints are now available for purchase:

2013 - The Best of Will Factor Media #1 by WillFactorMedia 2013 - The Best of Will Factor Media #2 by WillFactorMedia Seattle Space Needle 50th Anniversary Panorama by WillFactorMedia Above the Rockies by WillFactorMedia Mosquito Creek Delta by WillFactorMedia Fountain at Temple Square by WillFactorMedia Mormon Temple Marriage by WillFactorMedia In God We Trust by WillFactorMedia Salt Lake City - Temple Square by WillFactorMedia Spring Subdued by WillFactorMedia Frozen Lake Aerial View by WillFactorMedia Evening at Salt Lake Temple by WillFactorMedia Autumn Grove at Squaw Peak by WillFactorMedia







SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


Happy holidays to my newest friends on deviantART!

The Avengers - Wood Burning by brandojones:thumb183079940: An October Face by Xicycoldlovex Metropolis Now...Ish by DeathTrance02 Sun goes down in Roermond by Stilleschrei Interior - 2 by ShatteredAngel08 All Hail! by Agent-Of-Death Roselia by Haggis53:thumb294280965::thumb211452490: 100 pokes lillipup by monkfishlover

Posted on 12/12/12


JULY-AUGUST DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


My thanks go out to my newest friends on deviantART!

HBT:LoT-Round1-Pt1 by freak4zelda:thumb314857540: Red and Green by CanadianCrazzyGirl FearFear is like a goldfish,
If you continue to feed it;
You won't be able to flush it down the toilet
___________________________________________________
Hatred and negativity will only bother you as much you choose to allow it to do so
Reading by GengarPunk95 Pokemon Cross Stitch Patches by Nethilia Looking the angel island by Flame-of-Icarus Nature looks shiny by CaobaDraconis Sunbathing Seal by meg49 mississippi riverfront view 2 by kingbob24 Naresuan University by aiya-t Reese's Greek Yogurt by Apeanutbutterfiend Stickin My Stem Out by dananaboo Boat I by Polin-Sam burza by Czakos PINK WORLD by xMrJuliettEx

Posted on 09/2/12


MAY-JUNE DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


This feature goes out to the new friendships made with a bunch of awesome artists over the last two months!

Oz14 by fotoPingo Over 9000 !!! by justineaton Thuringia by Walking-In-Light Seattle Realized by UrbanRural-Photo Believe In You by DreamingOfTheForest SHREDDER LEAP by exposureunlimited My Lovely Tree by cRaZyMaN9219 Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires. by Gabrielb1984 SUN SET  IN ICE MOUNTAIN by RAIS1 optimism by xthumbtakx:thumb309839106: My dear in the forest by MeeMsT:thumb304364152: fuzzy nightmare by softballgirlmccand swans and seagulls by Armandacyd:thumb309990836::thumb296523087: Logan! by Eevani Achziv Museum by ShlomitMessica At: Spar-Elric by KaseiSuzaku

Posted on 06/30/12

Updated on 07/01/12


APRIL DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


This feature goes out to those who have newly devwatched me this month and helping me as I get close to breaking 1000 pageviews in one month for the first time since January 2009! Here's to my new friends!

P.S. Anybody who devwatches me before April 30th will be added to this feature as well. :thumbsup::aww: Thanks again everyone for being awesome!

Manhattan Beach Pier by ShipperTrish Lily and Agustin by Lucario808 Blue Hen Falls 2 by Recalibration 03 by simos213 The Alps by fanzmarco Boats eye view by rustyshacklefjord:thumb299246249::thumb299077309: loony toons by missoutcast Car 17 by bluehazerd Icy water by Freedom-experiences:thumb296477025: BROKEN hrt N vines by ReMixD Friends Like Brothers by SailorMoonAndSonicX nuts by edwardburkitt Window 2 by Sunnyface13 Christmas Tree in Red Square by Lyutik966 Brainwaves of a Mad Cartoonist by ZDForrest The Brightspark by JustinMain:thumb293955275: Dragon Attack by B3L7 Crawler gear by Captain-Varro:thumb290340773: In The Fog by emptymemories321 Daniel Wedemeijer, Amsterdam by eddiethink In a rush by TheTurtleBehindALens Spiders by StickVickeh Rally Sign by PaxinaBox Airborne Viking by EchoJ 75 by Aura-2:thumb205152633: I am watching by 1illustratinglady Alpine views by Skliba

Posted on 04/17/12

Last Updated on 04/26/12





People I know in person:
:iconkittus::iconmrweatherbee::iconsupernes::icondangerhelsenfell::iconoriginalnes::iconkangakool::iconlordmordrek::iconneeko48::iconlinkmax::icongreenandwinged::iconthe-light-hunter::iconspardanger:


Stamps that describe me:
:thumb103449358: Ich Spreche Deutsch by MyStamps:thumb74117803::thumb83737945::thumb83737208: Eagle Scout Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb74119740: Support the Earth Stamp by luneves Nerd Stamp by OXHeartAttackXO I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog Zodiac Stamp 'Capricorn' by Sharkfold The Classics Stamp by Busiris Rock Music Stamp by Davidgtza2:thumb75564145: I love Skittles by andrissca Oblivion Fan by darkdisciple-stamps Brawl Stamp by mushir :xbox360stamp: by Smidy Threads of Destiny Stamp by WillFactorMedia Flag: Washington by TheStampKing LEGO Fan stamp rev_3 by kiowapilot Stamp - Dog Lover by MauserGirl Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl
Shows I Watch/Watched:
Power Rangers - 001 by Stamps4Journals Ed Edd 'n Eddy - 001 by Stamps4Journals The Butter Shave by Stamps4Journals Avatar - 001 by Stamps4Journals Stamp :: Rivers Crazy by uizu Muppet Stamps.. by ohTHATsean FACEPALM by MechaBerry LOST Stamp by dammitxsara Engage by Warp-Speed Gryffindor by mauro-goncalo
Fun Misc. Stamps:
Grow Up by nasakii eat flesh stamp by thechaosproject DO A BARREL ROLL by Neitsuke Tetris Stamp by cirruswolf:thumb81645342::thumb72087872:
My favorite Pokémon:
Pokemon - 001 by Stamps4Journals 026 - Raichu by PokeStampsDex 156 - Quilava by PokeStampsDex 228 - Houndour by PokeStampsDex 249 - Lugia by PokeStampsDex 310 - Manectric by PokeStampsDex 405 - Luxray by PokeStampsDex

Posted on 06/07/11








I'm in college, and this is crazy!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 25, 2012, 8:31 PM

I'M IN COLLEGE AND THIS IS CRAZY!


Well, I've been gone from dA for well over a month again, because of how crazy school is. I've already had two rounds of midterms, several large papers, and been trying to have a social life. Sorry to my online friends for neglecting you. It's not because I don't love you. :D

Posted on 10/25/12



MY VERY OWN STUDIO CREDITS


I finally finished my own Will Factor Media studio credits, because I want to start vlogging. See my credits on YouTube by clicking the picture below:



Posted on 09/02/12



BACK TO SCHOOL AND ALL THAT JAZZ


Hello again everyone; I know it's been about a month since I've really been on dA. I've had a busy summer. Here's what I've been up to since mid-July:

My dad is running for State Legislature in Washington State and so I was enlisted as his web and graphic designer, as well as the Facebook/Twitter manager for his campaign, so I've spent time designing his little door-to-door flyers and getting all that going.

I also spent a week at the Fire Mountain Boy Scouts camp in Mount Vernon, Washington, assisting a kid with a lump on his brain who is basically autistic in behavior. He had never spent more than one night away from home. His parents were hoping he'd make it through at least half the week and maybe even get a couple of partially completed merit badges. Needless to say when I was able to help him stay the entire week and complete four badges his parents were doing backflips (figuratively of course).

After that I had a mega family reunion that lasted a week. On Monday of that week my sister from Vegas came in and we went to Vancouver B.C. for a day. On Wednesday my sister from Minnesota and one from Utah came up. Thursday another sister from Utah and one from Portland came up. Add to that my brother and sister that live up in Washington all the time anyway. So throughout the week we had seven of my nine siblings there along with four of their spouses, my brother's girlfriend, eight of my eleven nieces and nephews, as well as two of my cousins that I grew up next door to and their families and other cousins and their families who showed up in the evenings every day. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we had big barbecues on our lawn, and Saturday we had a massive 120+ crowd at Marrowstone Island, all of whom we squeezed into a giant group picture that I took with my camera and tripod.

And now I'm back in Utah, and school starts again for me on Monday, August 27th. I move into my new apartment later this morning, but on the way driving back down here over the weekend, my dad and I stopped in Crater Lake, Oregon for a day.

So needless to say I've been busy, and I've also got some really cool photography that I'll be posting over the next little while, so please forgive my absence here on dA. We'll see how busy school keeps me, but I'll try to be on again now that I'm not quite as busy.

I am also pleased to announce that my Seattle panorama is now my very first available single print (as opposed to only doing calendars before)

Posted on 08/20/12



GRAND FINALE OF GERMANY PHOTOS & MAY-JUNE FEATURE


Well, it's been a year and three months since I got back from Germany. I've finally run my reserves dry after 100+ great pictures. I have about a dozen more that I'll eventually post, but for now I'm pretty much done posting Germany photos. It's been a really good run. Next I plan on reorganizing my gallery to match my gallery on my personal website, which I will be buying a domain name for - finally - in the next couple of weeks. I still have some other new photography from my shoot in Seattle the other day. Now, a lot of my Germany photos haven't gotten adequate attention, so I'll be posting more in the forums to get some hype up for them, and I'm working on my 2013 calendars using a lot of the new photos that I've posted since creating my first pair of Germany calendars last year.

Also at the bottom of this entry is my newest feature, showing my appreciation to all my new friends from this and last month. Thanks everyone!

Posted on 06/30/12



CHANGED DA USERNAME! NO LONGER WILHELMII


Yeah, so I changed my username, which all Premium deviantART subscribers can now do once every six months, but I've been wanting to rename my dA since I came up with my Will Factor Media title for my website. So now I'm WillFactorMedia instead of my old =WilhelmII

Posted on 05/16/12



CHANGED DA USERNAME! NO LONGER WILHELMII


Yeah, so I changed my username, which all Premium deviantART subscribers can now do once every six months, but I've been wanting to rename my dA since I came up with my Will Factor Media title for my website. So now I'm WillFactorMedia instead of my old =WilhelmII

Posted on 05/16/12



BACK IN WASHINGTON


Yep, so I'm back in Seattle for the summer, currently working at Subway. I did as well as expected on my finals, which was really nice. I had a nice German meal for lunch at a restaurant downtown, because today was my day off. I haven't had any nice days when I haven't been working to take new photography though, and my reserves from my Germany trip are starting to run dry, but hopefully I'll have the chance to go take new photography soon.

Posted on 04/30/12



FINAL EXAMS AND PLANS FOR THE SUMMER


Well, as you may have noticed I've been spending more time on dA again as my semester has wound down. I've only got two finals left and I suspect that my GPA for my first semester of college will be right around a 3.5, which to me at least is really awesome, granted that I haven't been in school since 2008. Anyway, I'll be heading home to Seattle for the summer, and I plan on spending more time taking urban photography down there. Hopefully I'll have opportunities to show you guys more of the beautiful landscapes out on the Olympic Peninsula or the Cascade Mountains as well over the summer. Life is good! Oh, and I saw the first episode of Avatar: The Legend of Korra. It's sweet! I'm not a huge anime fan as many of you know, but I love, love, LOVE Avatar! :D

Posted on 04/16/12



I'M BA-AAAAAACK!


Hey everyone! Sorry for disappearing for so long, but I'm back. The catch is, now I'm also in school at Brigham Young University, which means I don't have much time to work on new stuff, but because I now also have a laptop of my own again, I will try to spend some time on here at least answering my messages.

Posted on 02/01/12



TAKING A BREAK (INVOLUNTARILY)


Well, after this journal entry, I'm taking an involuntary break from deviantART for an undetermined amount of time, because my brother-in-law wants his laptop back to run some diagnostics on it. I could borrow it again from him as soon as next week, or I might not ever get to borrow it again and have to wait until I have my own computer. Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later, but if it does take a few weeks, just know I'll be back and am not abandoning you all.

P.S. Thanks to all of you guys and my new friends, this month has been my best month on dA since I got home from Germany in April. 900 pageviews! Thanks so much! :hug:

Posted on 10/31/11



LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS


This week has been awesome! I've met so many new and great artists through my forum post. I've had a good week at work, the sun is shining, and things are looking so much better in my personal life and here on dA than they have for me in recent months. My thanks go out to all my friends here for your support and friendship! :hug:

Posted on 10/13/11



INTERESTING STATS


Wow I was looking at my stats and frankly, they went down a ton since I got back from Germany. I used to get an average of 1200 pageviews a month on dA, and now I'm barely getting a quarter of that. I honestly think it's because the dA group accounts spam everybody with so many deviations in our inboxes that we skip over a lot, simply because there is so much out there. I'm guilty of that too; seeing that I got 20,000 new deviations to look at every week... I kind of miss the old dA...

EDIT: Ah-ha! I started going through the list of people I devwatch. I had been watching 650 people, and I started sorting through them and of the first 300 I've looked at, 2/3 haven't posted anything new in at least 6 months. If that pattern continues, and if it's true of my devwatchers as well, then in effect I went from 600 people who actively watched my work in 2008 to about 200 who're still even active. That explains a lot. Looks like I gotta make a lot of new friends to keep my work on the "in" :)

As a side note, you'll also find a new featured artist at the bottom of this journal.

Posted on 10/05/11








PRINTS AVAILABLE!

I'm proud to announce that the following new prints are now available for purchase:

2013 - The Best of Will Factor Media #1 by WillFactorMedia 2013 - The Best of Will Factor Media #2 by WillFactorMedia Seattle Space Needle 50th Anniversary Panorama by WillFactorMedia Above the Rockies by WillFactorMedia Mosquito Creek Delta by WillFactorMedia Fountain at Temple Square by WillFactorMedia Mormon Temple Marriage by WillFactorMedia In God We Trust by WillFactorMedia Salt Lake City - Temple Square by WillFactorMedia Spring Subdued by WillFactorMedia Frozen Lake Aerial View by WillFactorMedia Evening at Salt Lake Temple by WillFactorMedia Autumn Grove at Squaw Peak by WillFactorMedia







JULY-AUGUST DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


My thanks go out to my newest friends on deviantART!

HBT:LoT-Round1-Pt1 by freak4zelda:thumb314857540: Red and Green by CanadianCrazzyGirl FearFear is like a goldfish,
If you continue to feed it;
You won't be able to flush it down the toilet
___________________________________________________
Hatred and negativity will only bother you as much you choose to allow it to do so
Reading by GengarPunk95 Pokemon Cross Stitch Patches by Nethilia Looking the angel island by Flame-of-Icarus Nature looks shiny by CaobaDraconis Sunbathing Seal by meg49 mississippi riverfront view 2 by kingbob24 Naresuan University by aiya-t Reese's Greek Yogurt by Apeanutbutterfiend Stickin My Stem Out by dananaboo Boat I by Polin-Sam burza by Czakos PINK WORLD by xMrJuliettEx

Posted on 09/2/12


MAY-JUNE DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


This feature goes out to the new friendships made with a bunch of awesome artists over the last two months!

Oz14 by fotoPingo Over 9000 !!! by justineaton Thuringia by Walking-In-Light Seattle Realized by UrbanRural-Photo Believe In You by DreamingOfTheForest SHREDDER LEAP by exposureunlimited My Lovely Tree by cRaZyMaN9219 Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires. by Gabrielb1984 SUN SET  IN ICE MOUNTAIN by RAIS1 optimism by xthumbtakx:thumb309839106: My dear in the forest by MeeMsT:thumb304364152: fuzzy nightmare by softballgirlmccand swans and seagulls by Armandacyd:thumb309990836::thumb296523087: Logan! by Eevani Achziv Museum by ShlomitMessica At: Spar-Elric by KaseiSuzaku

Posted on 06/30/12

Updated on 07/01/12


APRIL DEVWATCH APPRECIATION FEATURE!


This feature goes out to those who have newly devwatched me this month and helping me as I get close to breaking 1000 pageviews in one month for the first time since January 2009! Here's to my new friends!

P.S. Anybody who devwatches me before April 30th will be added to this feature as well. :thumbsup::aww: Thanks again everyone for being awesome!

Manhattan Beach Pier by ShipperTrish Lily and Agustin by Lucario808 Blue Hen Falls 2 by Recalibration 03 by simos213 The Alps by fanzmarco Boats eye view by rustyshacklefjord:thumb299246249::thumb299077309: loony toons by missoutcast Car 17 by bluehazerd Icy water by Freedom-experiences:thumb296477025: BROKEN hrt N vines by ReMixD Friends Like Brothers by SailorMoonAndSonicX nuts by edwardburkitt Window 2 by Sunnyface13 Christmas Tree in Red Square by Lyutik966 Brainwaves of a Mad Cartoonist by ZDForrest The Brightspark by JustinMain:thumb293955275: Dragon Attack by B3L7 Crawler gear by Captain-Varro:thumb290340773: In The Fog by emptymemories321 Daniel Wedemeijer, Amsterdam by eddiethink In a rush by TheTurtleBehindALens Spiders by StickVickeh Rally Sign by PaxinaBox Airborne Viking by EchoJ 75 by Aura-2:thumb205152633: I am watching by 1illustratinglady Alpine views by Skliba

Posted on 04/17/12

Last Updated on 04/26/12





People I've met in person:
:iconmrweatherbee::iconsupernes::icondangerhelsenfell::iconoriginalnes::iconkangakool::iconlordmordrek::iconneeko48::iconlinkmax::icongreenandwinged::iconthe-light-hunter::iconspardanger:


Stamps that describe me:
:thumb103449358: Ich Spreche Deutsch by MyStamps:thumb74117803::thumb83737945::thumb83737208: Eagle Scout Stamp by WillFactorMedia:thumb74119740::thumb27371144: Support the Earth Stamp by luneves Nerd Stamp by OXHeartAttackXO I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog Zodiac Stamp 'Capricorn' by Sharkfold The Classics Stamp by Busiris Rock Music Stamp by Davidgtza2:thumb75564145: I love Skittles by andrissca Oblivion Fan by darkdisciple-stamps Brawl Stamp by mushir :xbox360stamp: by Smidy Threads of Destiny Stamp by WillFactorMedia Flag: Washington by TheStampKing LEGO Fan stamp rev_3 by kiowapilot Stamp - Dog Lover by MauserGirl Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl
Shows I Watch/Watched:
Power Rangers - 001 by Stamps4Journals Ed Edd 'n Eddy - 001 by Stamps4Journals The Butter Shave by Stamps4Journals Avatar - 001 by Stamps4Journals Stamp :: Rivers Crazy by uizu Muppet Stamps.. by ohTHATsean FACEPALM by MechaBerry LOST Stamp by dammitxsara Engage by Warp-Speed Gryffindor by mauro-goncalo
Fun Misc. Stamps:
Grow Up by nasakii eat flesh stamp by thechaosproject DO A BARREL ROLL by Neitsuke Tetris Stamp by cirruswolf:thumb81645342::thumb72087872:
My favorite Pokémon:
Pokemon - 001 by Stamps4Journals 026 - Raichu by PokeStampsDex 156 - Quilava by PokeStampsDex 228 - Houndour by PokeStampsDex 249 - Lugia by PokeStampsDex 310 - Manectric by PokeStampsDex 405 - Luxray by PokeStampsDex

Posted on 06/07/11








My Very Own Studio Credits

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 2, 2012, 4:07 PM

MY VERY OWN STUDIO CREDITS


I finally finished my own Will Factor Media studio credits, because I want to start vlogging. See my credits on YouTube by clicking the picture below:



Posted on 09/02/12



BACK TO SCHOOL AND ALL THAT JAZZ


Hello again everyone; I know it's been about a month since I've really been on dA. I've had a busy summer. Here's what I've been up to since mid-July:

My dad is running for State Legislature in Washington State and so I was enlisted as his web and graphic designer, as well as the Facebook/Twitter manager for his campaign, so I've spent time designing his little door-to-door flyers and getting all that going.

I also spent a week at the Fire Mountain Boy Scouts camp in Mount Vernon, Washington, assisting a kid with a lump on his brain who is basically autistic in behavior. He had never spent more than one night away from home. His parents were hoping he'd make it through at least half the week and maybe even get a couple of partially completed merit badges. Needless to say when I was able to help him stay the entire week and complete four badges his parents were doing backflips (figuratively of course).

After that I had a mega family reunion that lasted a week. On Monday of that week my sister from Vegas came in and we went to Vancouver B.C. for a day. On Wednesday my sister from Minnesota and one from Utah came up. Thursday another sister from Utah and one from Portland came up. Add to that my brother and sister that live up in Washington all the time anyway. So throughout the week we had seven of my nine siblings there along with four of their spouses, my brother's girlfriend, eight of my eleven nieces and nephews, as well as two of my cousins that I grew up next door to and their families and other cousins and their families who showed up in the evenings every day. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we had big barbecues on our lawn, and Saturday we had a massive 120+ crowd at Marrowstone Island, all of whom we squeezed into a giant group picture that I took with my camera and tripod.

And now I'm back in Utah, and school starts again for me on Monday, August 27th. I move into my new apartment later this morning, but on the way driving back down here over the weekend, my dad and I stopped in Crater Lake, Oregon for a day.

So needless to say I've been busy, and I've also got some really cool photography that I'll be posting over the next little while, so please forgive my absence here on dA. We'll see how busy school keeps me, but I'll try to be on again now that I'm not quite as busy.

I am also pleased to announce that my Seattle panorama is now my very first available single print (as opposed to only doing calendars before)

Posted on 08/20/12



GRAND FINALE OF GERMANY PHOTOS & MAY-JUNE FEATURE


Well, it's been a year and three months since I got back from Germany. I've finally run my reserves dry after 100+ great pictures. I have about a dozen more that I'll eventually post, but for now I'm pretty much done posting Germany photos. It's been a really good run. Next I plan on reorganizing my gallery to match my gallery on my personal website, which I will be buying a domain name for - finally - in the next couple of weeks. I still have some other new photography from my shoot in Seattle the other day. Now, a lot of my Germany photos haven't gotten adequate attention, so I'll be posting more in the forums to get some hype up for them, and I'm working on my 2013 calendars using a lot of the new photos that I've posted since creating my first pair of Germany calendars last year.

Also at the bottom of this entry is my newest feature, showing my appreciation to all my new friends from this and last month. Thanks everyone!

Posted on 06/30/12



CHANGED DA USERNAME! NO LONGER WILHELMII


Yeah, so I changed my username, which all Premium deviantART subscribers can now do once every six months, but I've been wanting to rename my dA since I came up with my Will Factor Media title for my website. So now I'm WillFactorMedia instead of my old =WilhelmII

Posted on 05/16/12



CHANGED DA USERNAME! NO LONGER WILHELMII


Yeah, so I changed my username, which all Premium deviantART subscribers can now do once every six months, but I've been wanting to rename my dA since I came up with my Will Factor Media title for my website. So now I'm WillFactorMedia instead of my old =WilhelmII

Posted on 05/16/12



BACK IN WASHINGTON


Yep, so I'm back in Seattle for the summer, currently working at Subway. I did as well as expected on my finals, which was really nice. I had a nice German meal for lunch at a restaurant downtown, because today was my day off. I haven't had any nice days when I haven't been working to take new photography though, and my reserves from my Germany trip are starting to run dry, but hopefully I'll have the chance to go take new photography soon.

Posted on 04/30/12



FINAL EXAMS AND PLANS FOR THE SUMMER


Well, as you may have noticed I've been spending more time on dA again as my semester has wound down. I've only got two finals left and I suspect that my GPA for my first semester of college will be right around a 3.5, which to me at least is really awesome, granted that I haven't been in school since 2008. Anyway, I'll be heading home to Seattle for the summer, and I plan on spending more time taking urban photography down there. Hopefully I'll have opportunities to show you guys more of the beautiful landscapes out on the Olympic Peninsula or the Cascade Mountains as well over the summer. Life is good! Oh, and I saw the first episode of Avatar: The Legend of Korra. It's sweet! I'm not a huge anime fan as many of you know, but I love, love, LOVE Avatar! :D

Posted on 04/16/12



I'M BA-AAAAAACK!


Hey everyone! Sorry for disappearing for so long, but I'm back. The catch is, now I'm also in school at Brigham Young University, which means I don't have much time to work on new stuff, but because I now also have a laptop of my own again, I will try to spend some time on here at least answering my messages.

Posted on 02/01/12



TAKING A BREAK (INVOLUNTARILY)


Well, after this journal entry, I'm taking an involuntary break from deviantART for an undetermined amount of time, because my brother-in-law wants his laptop back to run some diagnostics on it. I could borrow it again from him as soon as next week, or I might not ever get to borrow it again and have to wait until I have my own computer. Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later, but if it does take a few weeks, just know I'll be back and am not abandoning you all.

P.S. Thanks to all of you guys and my new friends, this month has been my best month on dA since I got home from Germany in April. 900 pageviews! Thanks so much! :hug:

Posted on 10/31/11



LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS


This week has been awesome! I've met so many new and great artists through my forum post. I've had a good week at work, the sun is shining, and things are looking so much better in my personal life and here on dA than they have for me in recent months. My thanks go out to all my friends here for your support and friendship! :hug:

Posted on 10/13/11



INTERESTING STATS


Wow I was looking at my stats and frankly, they went down a ton since I got back from Germany. I used to get an average of 1200 pageviews a month on dA, and now I'm barely getting a quarter of that. I honestly think it's because the dA group accounts spam everybody with so many deviations in our inboxes that we skip over a lot, simply because there is so much out there. I'm guilty of that too; seeing that I got 20,000 new deviations to look at every week... I kind of miss the old dA...

EDIT: Ah-ha! I started going through the list of people I devwatch. I had been watching 650 people, and I started sorting through them and of the first 300 I've looked at, 2/3 haven't posted anything new in at least 6 months. If that pattern continues, and if it's true of my devwatchers as well, then in effect I went from 600 people who actively watched my work in 2008 to about 200 who're still even active. That explains a lot. Looks like I gotta make a lot of new friends to keep my work on the "in" :)

As a side note, you'll also find a new featured artist at the bottom of this journal.

Posted on 10/05/11








PRINTS AVAILABLE!

I'm proud to announce that the following new prints are now available for purchase:

2013 - The Best of Will Factor Media #1 by WillFactorMedia 2013 - The Best of Will Factor Media #2 by WillFactorMedia Seattle Space Needle 50th Anniversary Panorama by WillFactorMedia Above the Rockies by WillFactorMedia Mosquito Creek Delta by WillFactorMedia Fountain at Temple Square by WillFactorMedia Mormon Temple Marriage by WillFactorMedia In God We Trust by WillFactorMedia Salt Lake City - Temple Square by WillFactorMedia Spring Subdued by WillFactorMedia Frozen Lake Aerial View by WillFactorMedia Evening at Salt Lake Temple by WillFactorMedia Autumn Grove at Squaw Peak by WillFactorMedia