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.:OJ Event:. Fortune Telling? by TheLostArts .:OJ Event:. Fortune Telling? by TheLostArts
With an amused sort of smile Cross watched her customer leave her stall, the piece of paper she had given them clenched so tightly in their hand that stress marks were lining the sheet. Like all of the others, they were baffled, confused, but no less in awe. The booth was a success; SHE was a success. All that was left was to be confronted by a THAT would be the real test.
Four customers later, her wish was granted.

Seiji appeared without her notice, and announced his arrival with a light tap to the tabletop. Her head snapped up from her computer screen, and Cross's lips upturned into one big smile as she registered the familiar face. She hadn't the time to properly address him however, before the boy -with his signature frown- tilted his head towards Cross, confusion clear as day. "What the hell are you wearing?"

"That's no good!" Cross huffed and crossed her arms, lips pursed into a childish pout. With an eyebrow raised, Seiji encouraged her to elaborate. "The outfit is supposed to explain itself!!" Holding her arms out to her side Cross did a quick turn, showing it off, and waited expectantly for Seiji to show some sign of recognition. When he didn't, she admitted defeat and pointed towards her booth's sign. "I'm telling people's fortunes."

"And here I was thinking that looking stupid was your great money-making scheme." Instead of pushing the issue, curious as he was, Seiji instead slid a two dollar bill across the table. "Try me." Gleefully, Cross accepted the money, and immediately went to work tapping away at the lone laptop sitting atop the table.
"How are you doing that?!" Minutes later and now wide-eyed, Seiji reluctantly admitted to himself that given the accuracy of her information Cross had to know what she was doing. What that was, however, was a mystery to him....

Instead of answering, Cross giggled girlishly and pressed a finger to her lips. "A fortune teller never reveals her secrets!" Although it wasn't what he was hoping to hear, Seiji accepted the answer -knowing that it was unlikely for him to be told anything else- and pocketed his fortune slip with a sigh.

"Well hell, your fortunes are good enough you don't need any of that elaborate shit to promote yourself...."

Well, here is my first attempt at a fake screenshot! ItsreallyhorribleIknow- //sobs

I had a lot of trouble coming up with something to draw with this event! I mean, not only did I have trouble with the art portion of it, but it honestly took me a while to come up with what Cross was going to do.... Her only talent is with computers.
But when this fortune teller idea hit me, I knew it was perfect!

To explain what she's going, very quickly, Cross' "crystal ball" is her computer. She runs a formula she wrote to come up with fortunes. However, to make everything seem more legit, she asks for the person's name and starsign. Given that information combined with a picture of them -that she takes secretly with a camera attached to one of the "jewels" on her forehead- her computer scans all social media sites for a person matching their appearance and description and automatically personalizes their fortune. Since most people are on some form of social media site now-a-days, Cross figures this is the best way to trick people into thinking that she's some sort of psychic. xD
Also, the clothing is more to hide her appearance so that people don't recognize her after the fact on the street or something. She pretends that it's to add to the ambiance, though.

Anyways, even though this doesn't really follow the the "collecting/selling/making" trinkets, I hope that this still counts! ; u ; And I'm sorry that it's so sloppy looking. //OTL
Artwork and Cross (c) TheLostArts
Seiji (c) MelodicSoul
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MelodicSoul Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is your first attempt at a fake screenshot, and it looks wonderful! This is a really cool idea for how Cross raises money. It's a really unique way to incorporate her talent! You also did a good job on the background~
She looks very pretty as a fortune teller, I have to say. Seiji doesn't know what he's talking about. xD And speaking of Seiji, I'm really honoured that you threw him into this picture! He's so adorable in the picture, looking all confused~ I thoroughly enjoyed reading the little excerpt that accompanies this picture! Cross is absolutely adorable, and Seiji is being an ass perfectly in character! I love how he kind of warms up to her after she does his fortune for him. He can be nice when he tries! :dummy:
TheLostArts Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha- thank you! You have no idea how many tutorials and other fake screenshots I looked at to figure out how to shade/what effects to do- //OTL
I'm glad you like the way that Cross is raising money though! I was trying to find something that appealed to her hacking skills, and for some reason this was the first thing that came to mind. xD
Thank you. Finally, someone who appreciates her elaborate outfit- xD
You don't have to thank me! I really wanted to throw one of Cross' friends into the picture, and Seiji was a no brainer! Because who else would try to rain on her parade??
I felt like the picture was incomplete without a little blurb to set the scene -so I'm glad you enjoyed it! Of course Seiji had to be kind-of-sorta nice at some point -he isn't a complete asshat after all.
Kyte-Rhima Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cross----no looking up :iconlewdplz: pictures now----- we've seen the history---//bricked :iconimsotiredplz:
TheLostArts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! How could she forget about about her browsing history?! :icondojimafacepalmplz:
Now the world will know of her secrets.....
Kyte-Rhima Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsryyea:naughty naughty Cross~
TheLostArts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now she must come up with some clever way to make you keep it a secret. :iconffryojiplz:
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