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April Ryan from the classic adventure game "The Longest Journey"
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BrianJKory Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
She needs donations
www.gofundme.com/8fbxk8
Even if you don't know who she is, what she does. She is a real survivor. She is really a truly beautiful, strong and boldly courageous human being. If you can even offer 5 dollars you are showing your support in her incredibly difficult and inspiring journey. I admire her profoundly. Just read her story, it's so inspiring and heart breaking at the same time. I donated what I could.

"What's my opportunity here?' is a question I never cease asking myself. I am a woman who doesn't allow life's challenges to get in the way of my growth. In fact, I believe challenges are to be overcome in order to transform our lives and allow us all to find the joy that is our birthright. And I have been challenged in the last decade.

My belief was put to the test when I was diagnosed in 2002 with Multiple Sclerosis, then 18 months later with Stage 2 Parotid (Salivary) Gland Cancer. 'What's my opportunity here?' was the question that kept repeating itself. My back was subsequently operated on due to a completely extruded disc in 2010. In 2013 I slipped and fell on the ice and needed surgery in my hand due to a ruptured tendon. Also one of the main MS symptoms are many many migraines. At one point they were up to 25 a month. Thankfully they are now down to about 10. All of this ... has led to bills, some of which I am still paying off without rancor.

Now again my belief has been put to the test. On April 2nd I went back to the Hospital for back surgery again. This time needing a fusion of my spine. I spent 4 days in the hospital post surgery due to drainage tubes, IV's and pain management that could not be medically supervised at home. I am now home and bills are coming in, which doesn't allow for ease of healing due to stress. The stress of which has caused an MS relapse which has come in the form of severe vertigo. This doesn't make movement easy, which is crucial to my healing. One doesn't want to topple over after a back fusion, that's not such a good idea...

So what is my opportunity here? It's to acknowledge that I need help. Help with my bills. Once I am given the go ahead to go back to work it will be part time, and in conjunction with all my regular bills I won't be able to pay my previous doctors bills let alone my new ones. I also acknowledge how so very grateful I am for being allowed the time to get well and for having those around me who love me. Yet I need help. And if you are able to do so I would be so grateful to all of you for the rest of my healthy life. So.... Thank You, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I am honored and humbled by your support.

With All My Love,
~Sarah "
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NikkiMcB Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Love this!
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InfernalNox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
This amazing art reminds me of how good the first game was... Too bad the developers seem to have no interest in continuing the story :(
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! And yes, I agree that TLJ is a special game, much more so than Dreamfall, but I still have high hopes for Dreamfall:Chapters, which is currently in development, and the possibility of TLJ Home.
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Chiisai-Hane Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
оо, как я упустил такое ))
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Miniyunie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Русский, братишка :З
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:iconchiisai-hane:
Chiisai-Hane Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Это было.. неожиданно )))) :3
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NaruzaMatomo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
GREAT WORK!!! x)
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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UndefinedError Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's in her undies... that is so not appropriate.
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Wouldn't be a Ragnar Tornquist game fanart if no one was parading in their underwear! :)
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UndefinedError Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep!
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lisra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
gotta love april ryan and her game.
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Magnegrobiz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job! I been playing The Longest Journey lately and I love her character. The voice actor is amazing as well.
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, April is a wonderful character. :)
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marcelmiranda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh... so many memories with this game!

I played it twice and I'm willing to play again! It's like reading a book!

Tornquist made a really good work!
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed, every time I remember some small bit from TLJ, I immediately want to replay the whole game. And then I do, and it's great :)
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Mayu-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it's April!!!!
So nice!!!! ^^
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconmisscloudhill:
MissCloudhill Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Love the picture! I can almost hear her say: "It's a rubber ducky!" , or something like that :la:
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, that rubber ducky was in my mind when I was drawing this :aww:
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MissCloudhill Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
"Bon voyage, Ducky!" :iconcuteblushplz:
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Soban-Re Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing work, the painting in the background alone is great. And her face and hair are dreamy. <3
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Soban-Re Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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ElvinFisher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wrong position of bad and table (if pictured her room in Newport)...but this is SOOO COOOOL pictured!!! Especially the way she looks!!!
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! And yeah, I know about the wrong positioning of stuff in her room,I just decided to do it like that for some reason I can't remember now. :)
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ElvinFisher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
it's ok. in any case the picture just AWESOM!!!...а ,погодь, ты ж на русском понимаешь))) Вообщем, картинка офигенная, а то как она смотрит, вот сам взгляд очень понравилось. хорошо получилось. правда.
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szaronka Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
really nice.
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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EhAndUhm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Awww, good old April. :)
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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officemafia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Photographer
I really like it.It shows one of my fauvorite moments in the game.
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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cat-gray-and-me78 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful illustration.
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you
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JohnnieWalk3r Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this one, it has a nice soft feel to it with a natural feeling pose as well. The eye also work really well
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconkguman:
kguman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh.. The Border House...
Those were the days! :)
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Jon-Doe297 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Nice work! I like how you did her face. I think it looks like how she should at that age.
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like the face, because it gave me quite some trouble. :)
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ArtPolly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Просто обалденно. Один из лучших фанартов к TLJ :)
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Спасибо, очень приятно слышать :)
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:iconmiota:
Miota Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Must find her... you must save her!

Gorgeous!
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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indigo21 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
красавица))) Правда, я её только Dreamfall видела, т.к. в TLJ не играла =(
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Спасибо! В TLJ она была добрее и веселее :)
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Bemari Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Great work with this pic! Altough her hair should be darker. :)
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:iconilyich:
Ilyich Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! Her hair should probably be a little darker, but I've always thought of her as a redhead, at least in pre-Dreamfall days :)
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Bemari Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I have only played the first TLJ and I always saw her hair dark. Well, artistic freedom, etc. :)
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