We all see them around DeviantArt … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or another … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!!
Today we will get the chance to look into inknalcohol’s heart … He’s known as one of the Community Volunteers who takes care of the Literature Gallery
… Would you like to peek into his heart a little??? … Well, COME ON!!! Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!!
Who is GrimFace242 , how would you describe yourself?
That's always a hard question to answer. Because I'm never sure which version of me to share. But the best answer is animal lover. Since I moved out of my parents' house, I've had pets. Always a dog, but also a mish mash of others. Other than that, I'm a dedicated person. No matter what I'm doing, I put my all into. The uncle always taught me if a job was worth doing, it was worth doing right. And I've followed that my entire life.
What do you enjoy the most about your own DA experience?
People. I'm naturally drawn to social environments and talking with people. I love meeting new people, talking to new people, learning from new people. I'm a social barfly. Have you ever seen that person in a bar that just walks in, not knowing anyone, sits down, orders their drink and strikes up conversation with the person next to them and ends up walking out knowing almost everyone in the place? That's me.
What brings joy into your life outside of DA?
The Big Four. The Princess, Jesse, my dogs and the Aunt and Uncle. There are others that can be thrown in (my brother, boyfriend, a few close friends), but those are the ones that devastate me the most when there's something wrong. The Princess is going to be nine soon and she's still the awesomest kid ever. Biggest heart I've ever seen on anyone! Jesse, my housemate, should be elected for sainthood because she puts up with me and my shenanigans. She once told me she never did crazy stunts before she met me. I consider her shenanigan involvement and improvement.
If you could have ONE wish fully granted in life, what would be that one thing you would call "A dream come true"?
The Princess growing up to be even more awesome than she already is. After her parents died, I kinda took on a "father figure" role in her life. Before I was just "unca" but now I feel responsible for making sure that she knows where she came from and what she's capable of doing. Which is anything and everything. I will be the culprit that teaches her the world is hers for the taking. That would be a dream come true.
Breakup SpeechIt's not you, it's me. I know it's the oldest excuse in the book, but hey, when it works, it works. Did you really see this lasting longer than a couple months? When does anything last longer than a couple months with me? I hope we can still be friends.
Yeah, 'cause everyone wants to be friends with the ex-lover. Like it ever works.
You know me. You know the type of person that I am. I've never been able to settle down. My heart wanders like a nomad. It seeks shelter where it's offered but only stays long enough to get warm. Attachment isn't an option for me. My mind is too warped. It's too dark to ever let someone in. Truly let someone in.
No, fuck! That's all wrong. It's too personal. Too emotional. Let me try again.
I don't want to do this, but I'm only going to hurt you if I don't. And that's the last thing I want to do. So I'm ending this before it goes too far. I completely understand if you never want to talk to me again.
What is in your opinion your BEST quality as a human being?
My loyalty. I don't waver in it. If you're in my circle, I'll go through hell and high water for you. No matter what is needed or what the consequences are. Though I don't suggest taking advantage of this, getting me drunk and pushing me onto a table to dance. We get kicked out and banned for that.
If a time machine was invented and you could travel in time to any period of your life, which one would you like to revisit? Would you try to change anything about that time?
I don't know. I'm a firm believer in changing things in the past will screw up the future. And I don't want to come back and find out that I married my mom. But if forced, I'd go back to just a year ago and try to prevent my cousin and her husband from dying. Because that put an awful stigma on the Princess and she's too wonderful to be an orphan.
Best Damn WomanWhen I was younger, my home life wasn't really conducive to having friends. My only friend for most of my life was my cousin. We were only a few months apart in age, but we felt like twins. Finished each others' sentences, would text the same things to each other at the same time, could sense when the other was in pain or just needed a pick me up. We invaded each others' lives and were the last person we each said "I love you" to at the end of the day.
A little over a year ago, she was killed in a car wreck along with her husband. But there are times I still get those feelings. Still want to grab my phone and send a text. Sometimes, I've actually sent the text and then I wonder who the person is on the receiving end. They've never responded. Not sure what I'd do if I did get a response.
I miss her more than I've ever missed anything. Even her faults. Like when she'd take over my house and force me to do something I didn't want to do. Joining dA was one of those take overs.&
What is your true passion in life?
Helping other people. I've been doing it since I'm a kid and it's kinda hardwired at this point. I can't help it. My friends joke and call me the Mother Hen.
What occupies your thoughts during most of the day?
Stories. If the boss is out for the day, I'll turn off the radio and put on Pandora to my instrumental station. This way I'm not singing songs but working on my plots. I've been doing it since I'm a preteen. I don't think I could stop now if I tried.
What does "LOVE" mean to you?
I read somewhere recently that love is doing something for someone that you don't particularly like at that moment and I couldn't agree more with that statement.
What is your favorite quote?
"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books." -Samuel Butler
Some of inknalcohol’s Favs
The following is a mini-feature curated by inknalcohol, please enjoy them, visit them and add them to your faves and watch lists!!!
What You Learn From The Stars1. The stars are the greatest liars to ever exist.
2. They will always remind you of him.
3. Your obsession starts when your cousin gets a telescope. He wants to be an astronaut. He shows you Orion. The two of you sit in the long summer grass with your necks tilted back and he tells you about flight and velocity, but all you know is gravity. The way it drags your limbs low. You listen and stare over the treeline and wonder why people are always trying to explain things instead of just letting them exist.
4. You buy a box of glow-in-the-dark star stickers. There are sheets, and there are thousands. You use an encyclopedia to look up star maps and painstakingly recreate the winter night sky in the northern hemisphere. Your fingers bleed from the pointy corners sticking under your nails but on stormy nights at least you still have the stars.
5. You learn about horoscopes, try to find your zodiac so you can know your f
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My BIG thank you goes to our dear inknalcohol for giving me the pleasure of interviewing him!!!
I hope you all have enjoyed the time that our beloved "Grimsey" has dedicated to us!!! And now I invite you guys to visit his gallery and read his writings, if you haven’t done it already
You'll LOVE his works!!!