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Vulcan Whirligig by dunebat
Vulcan Whirligig
Yet another tip for the waitress at a local greasy spoon. (I really lucked out, getting a regular waitress that loves art as tips.) 
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Starfleet Tribal by dunebat
Starfleet Tribal
This started out as a doodle on a napkin at a local greasy spoon that I left as a tip for the waitress. On a return visit, the waitress informed me that someone paid $10 to use it as a tattoo design. 

...And I thought to myself, "WHY THE F#@$ HAVEN'T YOU BEEN SELLING MORE TATTOO DESIGNS??" 

#facepalm 
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Current Dunebat Logo by dunebat
Current Dunebat Logo
Up 'til now, my ultimate comment on any of my previous logo designs was, "You fool! This isn't even my final form!" 

I think, for the most part, that my logo design has finally found my final form now. This logo is me. 
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Trekbat by dunebat
Trekbat
I wanted to come up with a Star Trek-style combadge for myself as soon as "Star Trek Beyond" hit theaters, and this was what I came up with. Forget Command, Operations, Science, or Medical; I am my own unique division of Starfleet!
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Jerod C. Batte
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm an unpublished writer, a former professional cameraman/video editor, a novice graphic artist, an amateur illustrator struggling to find my muse again, an amateur singer who stopped singing in public, and a wannabe actor who hasn't been on stage in a very long time.
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So, my doctor prescribed Prozac, and I've been taking it for about a week now...

What's my impression of fluoxetine thus far, you ask?

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THAT. That is highly accurate.

Any SSRI takes about two weeks for positive effects to fully present themselves (give or take, depending on the dosage, as well as the user's weight, medication sensitivity and how well the medicine reacts with the user's unique brain chemistry; at most, positive effects may take a full month to manifest), if they present themselves at all. Before then, it is somewhat common for depressive/negative thoughts to grow worse before they get better.

I'm in the "getting worse" phase. I've got another week to wait before positive effects show. If they haven't manifested by then, back to the doctor I go.

One side effect I've noticed already: the insomnia has returned. This is common for Prozac.

Another side effect I've noticed: my libido has increased dramatically.  o_o  This is NOT common for Prozac, as the expected result is either a diminishing or outright extinguishing of the libido. To say that I am pleased to have the reverse is understatement... but as I have no one around to exercise my libido with, it's all moot to begin with.

Will update this as developments occur.



ADDENDUM: My workplace may ditch health insurance soon. I know Obamacare has been defunded, but not outright defeated. Obamacare legislation adds several new fees and overhead co$ts to insurance companies, who pass those on to employers. Many employers - like Best Buy - have already gotten rid of the health insurance benefits they've previously provided to employees for free; the extra fees from insurance providers may make it simply far too expensive for them. My employer may be among the next to follow suit. We'll know within the next few months.

Should that happen, I'll have to buy health insurance on my own, and on my (VERY) meager salary, that is something I cannot afford. I'm struggling as it is; any additional bills - even one that's only $100 more than what I've already got budgeted - would be too much, and would financially break me.

However, you HAVE to have insurance now, or you face fines. As a single adult, my fine would be $325. That's one of Obamacare's legislative "screw yous" to us poor folk: health.usnews.com/health-news/…

And before you ask: No, I am not eligible for Medicare. I will be one of many Americans who will fall into the new legislation's legal gray areas and be thoroughly financially screwed. I can't qualify for Medicare; even with subsidies, I probably won't be able to pay for health insurance; I can't afford the excessively high fines for not having it. If my employer cuts health benefits (currently provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield), I'm screwed. No dinner, no date, no cuddling, no phone call after, just screwed.

To all the congresspeople, senators and legislators (Nanci Pelosi, et all) who pressured their peers into signing the Obamacare legislation into law without reading through the bloody thing first, the elites forcing this down our throats who don't have to worry about health insurance issues because they make more money than G-d: Thank you, and to Hell with you all.
  • Listening to: "Giving In To the Change" by Imperative

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StarwaltDesign Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So glad you decided to watch:+devwatch:
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l3onnie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching! I really appreciate it :) :heart:
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danielhudson560 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
 Happy birthday I hope you get every thing you want and would like. I hope your well. I hope your friends and family will remember this very speical day of your birth. I hope your in good health and merry spirits. I wish you a joyful day and I hope your day goes well and enjoy it to the full max. I look forward to hearing all about it soon. I hope your well too., Bye for now from DANIEL. All so have a nice weekend and a nice evening I hope your  Christmas was a good one. And very  Happy new year. To you. I wish you all the best for and all of 16 and beyond I wish you the best for the future have a nice autumn too. and i hope you did enjoyed your Halloween if your into that sort of thing I am totally in lol
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gatesway Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav' (Totem)
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R9A Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Thank you for the fav! :halfliquid:
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lashdragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the watch!
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danielhudson560 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015

Happy birthday I hope you get every thing you want and would like. I hope your well. I hope your friends and family will remember this very speical day of your birth. I hope your in good health and merry spirits. I wish you a joyful day and I hope your day goes well and enjoy it to the full max. I look forward to hearing all about it soon. I hope your well too., Bye for now from DANIEL. All so have a nice weekend and a nice evening I hope your Christmas was a good one.  And I hope your Happy new year went well.. I wish you all the best for and all of 15 and beyond I wish you the best for the future.

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omi-key Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx for the watch and fave!
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ArtofKeryeLeigh Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav! Hug 
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