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Ryan Smith
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United Kingdom
Hello and welcome!

I'm Ryan Smith. I run a variety of online projects, ranging from games to fiction works to sound design to freelancing.

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Having a disability is like eating a bag of mystery-flavor jelly beans. You can't judge anything at face value. I may never be a fully-independent adult. But as many times as I was dropped on my head, so to speak, my brain is still intact and it works. It's just wired differently and thus, my understanding of life is different, maybe even strange. But so was Einstein's.
Living with a Disability
There will be things that I will always need help with, no matter how smart I might be nor how talented or skilled I am. But that doesn't mean I'm dead weight. What strengths I've developed over the years will more than compensate for my weaknesses.

I can't do taxes in my head or on paper, I have trouble falling asleep and getting up in the morning. I'm currently living with insomnia, I have Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. I have the worst OCD when it comes to things getting knocked over and the worst paranoia when I'm in my dad's car, or my sister's car and I feel unsafe as a passenger. I'm scared of wasps, and I have trouble controlling my thoughts and feelings. I went through depression for a long, long time, and I was abused in school at a young age.

But as much as my brain feels like scrambled eggs sometimes, I still have one, I can use it, and while I may need help with certain things during the day, having all these challenges comes with gifts that are just as liberating as my problems are debilitating.

I can write well, I have an active imagination (overly active sometimes), I'm very loyal to my values, and I have a kind, generous spirit. I was born to tell stories that are thought-provoking, funny, unique, and just dark enough for people to appreciate the better times.

What makes you special?
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Uniques United RPG - Interface Mockup by malfunit
Uniques United RPG - Interface Mockup
This is a mockup and a rough concept of how the interface will look when implemented. It is kind of a mess at the moment because I put this picture together and it wasn't easy. :)
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Imagine walking into an old garage near a broken-down house and finding all sorts of interesting things that were discarded and left to rot once they're no longer useful to the previous owners.

That's how a lot of people's lives end up...discarded and left to rot once society no longer deems them useful for anything.

Now look in the far corner and find a box full of dreams that were never opened to see what they could do; perfectly capable of amazing things. They too were discarded and left to rot...because the owners did not know what they had in their hands before they passed on.

That is how most people's dreams unfortunately end up...never opened, never used, never to see the light of day again.

Don't let this be your undoing. Live.
Do you know how frustrating it is never to have any money? From the time you were born to the time you reach retirement?

I was born in a family that never had enough, couldn't get enough, couldn't afford the nice things in life, and I've had just about enough of it. Both of my parents were born in abject poverty, seen nothing but poverty, felt nothing but poverty, heard nothing but poverty talk.

I'm almost 23 now and I have pennies in my pocket, nothing in the bank, and it's been like this since I can remember. I have yet to see $500 in my possession at any one time during my entire life.

It's soul destroying, especially when I have a generous spirit. It breaks my heart and frustrates me to no end, wanting to be generous, wanting to see people prosper, while at the same time, I can't seem to do a goddamn thing about it.

All the money I earn seems to come 1 week after I really need it for something.

I grew up missing out on a ton of things because of money constraints. For the past five years, I've been languishing in my bedroom with nothing else to do except stare at my empty bank account.

"Be sure to put some away for a rainy day" says the financial wiz. I'm already wet, thank you very much. Where's the money when I need it? "Oh, you shouldn't touch it because you'll ruin compound interest."

The only thing that's compounding in my life is repeated frustration and problems as I spend the better part of my 20's sitting in a room, by myself, trying to convince myself that things will work out eventually.

The only thing I have left in this world is my sanity and that's slowly diminishing. I have a job, I earn money from several sites online, but it's all off into the future. People will tell you that a fool and his money are soon parted, except in my case, we've never made contact to begin with.

Do I have to suffer a crisis in order to change everything? Is that what it takes? I'm out of ideas, I'm discouraged, I'm unhappy with the progress I've made with my creative ventures, and I feel like I'm going crazy over it. Everything's stagnant!

Is this all I'm worth? A few dollars and a pat on the back for being a good sport? Can I forget I ever lived and start over?

Something is wrong... and I don't want to live this way anymore...
Poverty and Want - by malfunit
No, I don't think I want to think of the poor, starving children in Africa, because I'll end up like one if I dwell on it too long...
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Uniques United Snippet - Jar of Profanity by malfunit
Uniques United Snippet - Jar of Profanity
Andrew finds a way into Simon's laboratory, completely by chance, getting one of the shocks of his life when he discovers what is inside, and who is inside.

Critique is welcomed! I haven't written anything in over a year.
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Imagine walking into an old garage near a broken-down house and finding all sorts of interesting things that were discarded and left to rot once they're no longer useful to the previous owners.

That's how a lot of people's lives end up...discarded and left to rot once society no longer deems them useful for anything.

Now look in the far corner and find a box full of dreams that were never opened to see what they could do; perfectly capable of amazing things. They too were discarded and left to rot...because the owners did not know what they had in their hands before they passed on.

That is how most people's dreams unfortunately end up...never opened, never used, never to see the light of day again.

Don't let this be your undoing. Live.

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Pokemon: Twin Souls update - We've decided on a name for the girl. Mara Sessie. :)
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ur spongebabu memz = gud
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Zocker1110 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
HI
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Hi im from Serbia!
Can you talk Serbian? :3
WANNA BE FRIENDS?
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malfunit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Artist
Да, само мали, али учим. :lol:
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good for you you have a premium member
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Valentine Hug by TaniDaReal
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malfunit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Artist
I was exactly like the fox in that animation; thanks for the hug! ^w^
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May I ask how you found my profile after having joined DA days ago?
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