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About Varied / Hobbyist Bill CountsMale/United States Group :iconpumpkin-lords: Pumpkin-Lords
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'Therapy' - 5
A heavy fist smashed down on Scirius' desk, rattling drawers and toppling a full inkwell. “EXPLAIN!” Tenaron demanded, a towering behemoth of a man compared to his brother, who sat calmly in his elegant armchair, hands folded.
“Dear brother,” the handsome elf Scirius responded with all the patience of a saint, “what troubles you thus?” He arched an eyebrow as his gaze fell on the puddle of ink soaking into the parchment on his desk.
Gathering his wits, Tenaron suddenly realized the mess he had created, and scrambled to clean it up. “Oh, gods... I'm so sorry Scirius...” he apologized hurriedly, reaching for the inkwell.
“--don't bother,” the elf interrupted. “Sit.” Tenaron retracted his hand and sat immediately in the leather seat on his side of the desk. The elf whispered something in a strange language, hands still folded in front of him. The inkwell turned itself upright, and as if time were moving in reverse, th
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The Invisible Clown
"End of the line!" they cackle and croak
They traded prize tickets for dagger and cloak
To the House of Mirrors, cornered alone
The invisible clown: unreflected, unknown.
Eaten by darkness, the whispers all fade
Dust slowly settles, sun darkened by shade
Hundreds of mirrors, all portals of shame
With nothing to copy, no face and no name.
Forgotten, to wither, the clown slowly dies
Until She appears, looks him right in the eyes
"You see me?" a whisper escapes from the night
Finger to lips, She dispels all his fright.
"I see you," She promises, taking his hand
Wood becomes stone and glass becomes sand
Dark becomes daylight and din becomes breeze
The clown becomes weakened and falls to his knees.
"You saw me," a whisper escapes once again
"I saw you," a brush of his cheek and a grin
His makeup is smudged, his wig slipping down
A face hides beneath the guise of a clown.
She kisses his forehead and washes away
The greasepaint and tears and the dirt of the day
Revealing the face of a scared
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'Inner Turmoil' - 4
Tenaron rounded a corner from the main hall into a vast tower-library, pausing momentarily to gawk at the elaborate architecture. The shelves extended upward at least fifty feet, and there were tall rolling ladders lining the perimeter. At the back of the chamber was a staircase leading up to two separate landings, each with fine arched entryways and filled with luminous treasures and even more books. A stained-glass dome skylight at the apex of the tower painted a spectacular mural of light across the white marble floor, an artistic depiction of Azeroth's solar system and all the known constellations.
"Goddess..." he whispered in awe as he beheld the grandeur of the library, and even his slight whisper echoed up the towering walls of books. He was never a great lover of literature, but this spectacle of craftsmanship appealed to his artist's heart. Something glinting upon the second landing caught his eye, and set his hooves moving briskly toward the staircase.
The bulky body he wore
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Dragnus K. Armand XII
Shown here atop the peak of a mountain in The Frozen Wasteland near his palatial hideaway, Dragnus Armand is the eleventh son of the megalomaniac known as Dragnus Omega. His glowing red eyes are a clear indication that he is a keloran, a race of highly evolved superhumans. The armor he wears is of his own design; this particular model is Keloran ExoSuit Mk. 7.

:iconmoroka323: A special thanks to Rosli over at moroka323 for this stock image which I used as the background for this portrait.


Bill Counts
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'll come up with something interesting to say here, eventually. ;)

Current Residence: Weed, CA
Favourite style of art: Visual - Paintings and Photos
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Another one of those questionnaire things.  Stole this one from Staino.

1.What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
"Tubanome" is derived from the words 'tuba' and 'metronome.'  It refers to either a loud ticking metronomic sound played through a tuba, or the evil creature that lives inside the tuba and eats children.  (From my days as tuba captain in the high school marching band.)

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
World of Warcraft, both then and now.

3. How many watchers do you have now?
As of right now, a humble fourteen.

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
:iconrahll:  for his ridiculously realistic paintings
:icondanluvisiart:  for his superheroes
:iconstaino:  for drawing great line-art that I can color.

5. Do you consider yourself beautiful?
Not by any stretch of the imagination.

6. Do you participate in clubs or contests here on DA?
Kindasorta, not really.  I would if I had the time.

7. What is your most popular submission?
Most viewed is my Frostmourne Mount.

8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?

9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
Faces, "busy" scenes like forests and fights.

10. Summer or winter?
Autumn by a mile

11. Rain or Sun?
Blue skies.

12. PC or Mac?
Mac is inferior.

13. Favorite Disney character?
Hmm… not sure.  First one to come to mind is Lightning McQueen though.

14. Anime or Manga?

15. Do you like to drink Coke or Pepsi?
Either is fine.

16. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Stay inside  and play video games.

17. How many hours a day do you spend on DA?
I stay logged in, so technically 24.  But really I only spend about 4-5 hours a week on DA.

18. Name a hidden talent.
Funny enough, I have the same answer as Staino, who I stole this from.  I'm quite a talented voice impersonator.  My best is probably Smeagol/Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
Flash cartoons, for sure.  <3 Strongbad.

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Asking my favorite fast food restaurant is like asking my favorite way to get kicked in the nuts.  I feel like I'm voting in the Bush/Kerry election all over again.

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?
The Harry Potter series.
**NOT** Twilight.
Everybody Poops.

22. Wii or PlayStation?
PS3 for the graphics, and utility. (OMG Blu-Ray.)  Wii for the games themselves.

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Incubus, Surface Rising, COS Octappella

24. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typist?

25. Do you like Denny's?
Sure, it's alright.  Wish they hadn't randomly closed the only one in the county a few months ago.  -.-

26. Favorite animal?

Dogs.  Gotta love 'em.

27. What is your favorite type of pie?
Chocolate Creme.

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
I think my record is 50 hours.  Went to work, played some WoW, packed up my shit, drove the entire length of California, drank a 5 Hour Energy, ate breakfast, watched football, drank another 5 Hour Energy, then played about 8 games of beer pong.  Two whole days of ridiculousness.

29. Favorite phrase?
"What it do?"

30. How many siblings do you have?
None by blood, three by marriage.

31. Do you cosplay?
Only on Halloween and once at Ren Faire.

32. Have you skipped school?

33. Have you been on a plane?

34. Have you swum in an ocean?
Yep, a lot when I lived in SoCal.

35. Favorite vacation spot?
Victorville, CA.

36. Ever been on TV?
Yeah, several times.  Three times on the Orange County news when my school would march the annual Veteran's Day parade.  Once on Fox Sports Net, playing a marching band field tournament during halftime of a rather prestigious high school football game.  (We ended up winning 60-0 that night.)  And once I played congas and bongos alongside percussion great Alex Acuna for a choir of about 900 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA.  We were on PBS or something.  :P

37. What do you do to relax?
Play video games, or hang out at the bar with the guys.

38. What inspires you?
Good weather.

39. If you could go anywhere in the world...
I'd probably stay here.

40. Favorite time of the day?
The middle of the day in summer, at the lake.

41. What did you want to be when you were little?
An artist.

42. What do you want to be now?
A music teacher who dabbles in art on the side.

43. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
This is a shitty question.

44. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
Fran Drescher.

45. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Gamestop.  Or Toys R Us.  Or Wal-Mart.

46. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
"You're colorblind?  Wait, so is everything just black and white?"
"You're colorblind?  Whoah… what color is this?"

47. Favorite all time movie?
Avatar is the first thing that pops into my head.

48. Favorite smells?
Vanilla.  Damp earth.  The lingering scent of campfire on my coat the week after vacation.  Gasoline and dirt.

49. What are you listening to right now?
The shower.  Oops, now she turned the shower off.  So… nothing.

50. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Blue.  Don't even dare make a colorblindness joke.  I will stab you.

51. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

52. Hugs or Kisses?



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Cnids Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's crazy to see you're still around!  Not sure if you remember me or not - but hey :)
tubanome Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I most certainly do! I keep an eye on your deviations. You just keep getting better and better!
Cnids Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's certainly the direction I'd like to be going.  Thanks! :D
jht888 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Thank you so much for the Watch :squee: :happybounce:
staino Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
:thanks: Thanks adding The Traveler to your :+fav:s
Mental-Mishap-Stock Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Thanks for the fave!
warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
1st to give you the Llama badge! :lol:
flytiger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
frackiss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
I tagged you for a writing meme. But no offense if you're not the meme type. ;)
GaioumonBatou Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Hey Bill, how are you holding up? :hug:
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