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Yapi Santiago
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A little kooky, a lot messy, and just a tad bit socially awkward!


What do you do to comfort yourself when you feel like crap? Do you like baths?
Mochiron by yapi
You can also see the full album on Facebook!

I just realized that I have completely forgotten to update the pages on DA! I've been uploading them on my Facebook artist page >_< Oops!


One thing you must remember if you are arrested in Japan: You are entitled to a lawyer that is provided by the Japan Bar Association. If you have under ¥500,000 (around US $5000) in your bank account, your lawyer is free of charge.

However, they don't tell you that. When we were processing my paperwork back at the police station they told me to tick a box, and upon closer inspection, the box stated that I did not need a lawyer. Immediately I shook my head and said that I did want a lawyer.

However, you cannot have a lawyer present when you are giving your statements. You do those alone. So what is a lawyer for then? Your lawyer is your liaison to the outside world. Remember when I mentioned that you're not entitled to any phonecalls? Only through my lawyer could I tell my company that I won't be coming to work, as well as let my family know what's happened to me.

My lawyer arrived at the detention center at around 7 or 8 pm on my first night. We didn't exactly see eye-to-eye regarding what should be revealed or not. I told him to call my mother and to tell her where I was, and his response was, "You want me to tell your mother you're in jail???" 

He was also reluctant to tell my company what happened to me, even after I insisted that they need to know where I was. 

I asked him to send an e-mail to a certain person who was important to me, to tell them where I was and what happened to me. Later when I got out, I learned that the e-mail simply said that I was "involved in an unfortunate incident involving unmentionable circumstances."

Oh wow. Talk about secretive.

Lawyers are also there to arrange depositing money into your account, if you're staying there longer and need to purchase stuff inside. I'm not sure what else he did. Honestly, I only saw him twice. Once on the first night, and once just before my hearing. He wasn't even there during the hearing itself.
Swim Up

“Swim Up”

Whew, finally finished! It’s my first animated illustration, and I guess my rookie mistake is that it’s over-rendered so I lost some image quality when I converted it to a .GIF. 

The bird behind me is a Roc, after the person who is responsible for setting up the conditions that led to me coming up with this image. I’m often referred to as a rabbit, which explains the bottom window. The images around signify, in his words, “our shared mythology”.

Hi guys!

I don't spend too much time on DA anymore, and I find myself being more active on Facebook these days. So, I decided to put up an artist page there (well, my sister convinced me, haha). So if you'd like to follow me there, please click the link!


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zarkadi-e Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there - I know you don't spent a lot of time on dA anymore but I'm watching you anyway in case you do. Have been a fan for years, that's not gonna change.
nihhal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I love your arts, especially with the troll and the Blood elf :D They're soo cuute!
yapi Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I stopped drawing them, though >_<
ira66 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Sorry for the amount of fav's but I love your style :D
So, I'm watching you :)

(I think to commission you :) )
yapi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I don't draw much these days, but it's nice that people are still looking at my work sometimes :)
pehpig Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! 😄
yapi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!!
tehwatcher Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Happy birthday
yapi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a good day today ^^
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