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ca·fé
[ka-fey]
–noun, plural
a restaurant, usually small and unpretentious.

stra·va
[strah-vuh]
-noun
Means horror in latin.

hor·ror
[hawr-er]
–noun
an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear.


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Why hello there, would you like a cup of tea?
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Oh? No? Alright then. Please, take a seat and enjoy the ride through our mystical art shop.

We're called Cafe Strava, or Cafe Horror if you don't speak Latin. We specialize in avatar and OC art. If you haven't noticed by now, we're a bit...Okay, A LOT, out of the norm. We're based off of the dark, twisted fairy tales. The ones that don't have the happy endings. We here at Cafe Strava enjoy a good dose of horror and mythical creatures (ones that don't sparkle, might I add.) now and again. So come, sit, relax. We promise we won't hurt you. yet...
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Contest was won by shadow, grats! We hope to have more people participating next time :3 [07/11/10]
Looking for the contest? It's down at the VERY bottom of this page with the freebies :3 [07/10/10]
Everyone, please be nice to our new artist, Linds. Her bio an stuff will be up shortly. If you see her around, please be nice and greet her :3 She's the final artists of our trio, so make her feel at home! [07/10/10]
Now that our shop is a relatively good size, Taku and I have decided that for ONE week, we will offer a BOGO (Buy One Get One) Event. You order one thing from one artist, you'll gt a free something (artists choice) from the other. This applies to the orders setting in from now (6:24 PM CST) until next Saturday at this time. Bribes are included in this BOGO event, but you won't get one as a freebie. The artist with the most open slots gets to draw your freebie.[07/10/10]
So, looks like we're almost to page 20. We're making good progress and Tanbai (Moi~) has decided to give ONE freebie out to the first poster on that page who isn't a hired bumper or artist~ Get to chattin'/orderin'! [07/04/10]
Are you interested in joining the Cafe Strava duo and making it a trio? We're looking for another artist! We'd also love some bumpers, we're willing to pay. Here's the link to the info ^^.[06/31/10]
Renovations are finished, you may notice a slight difference in the posting order.[06/31/10]
Front page is under construction, please watch your step.[06/31/10]
Art shop coding finishes and store opens! [06/30/10]
Art shop coding begins! [06/29/10]
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Please, for the sake of your, Taku's, and everyone elses accounts on Gaia, follow the ToS.
We won't draw hentai (porn). We also won't draw any/full nude.
When filling out the form, under "name" please put what you'd like us to call you. User names change and we'd like to make art pickup as easy as possible.
On that note, you'll have two weeks MAXIMUM to pick up your art and save it to your own file. Our accounts cannot hold a ton of art. If you don't save it or pick it up, sorry. It was your responsibility. We will, however, PM you after a week if you haven't picked up your art.
When you pick up your art, please post the date and your name so we know that you picked up your art and we can take it off the front page.
We will never cancel your orders unless it's dire. We may go on hiatus for a bit but you won't be forgotten. It'll take just a bit longer.
If you bribe (or order from) one of us,You CANNOT cancel. We don't like spending a days worth effort for you to cancel. It's a waste of our time (and energy.) and if you do, you're going on our blacklist.
When you post your offer, send the trade with the proper amount of gold to the correct artist. We will offer nothing (or a junk item.) When we show you the preview image, and you like it, you will accept it. Once we give you the final image, we will accept it. We are not scammers. We are honest people.
Also, when you send a trade, please label it. Say you order a headshot from Taku. Label it " Anime Headshot 4k" And add your name at the end. Oh, one last thing, if you want to add tip to it, it'll look something like this "Anime Headshot 4k, Cheshie + tip".
Please don't bug us if we're taking a little while on your art. It'll only make us go slower because we'll be replying to you (which takes up time we could've spent on the drawing.)
You will have a chance to tip IF YOU WANT. We DO NOT require tips.
You can offer us a bribe that isn't on our list, we will consider it.
DO NOT quote the first page. There is too much coding.
Do not PM us unless we PMed you first. Our inboxes flood enough as it is.
If our slots are full, you'll have to wait. That is, unless a bribe is open. If both are closed, you're SOL.
We'd love if you'd stuck around and chatted with us. Or, if nobody is around, you'd bump. We may or may not give out free art for that.BUT! the bumps must be more than a smiley. And if somebody is around, make conversation. Please.
Please do not steal our art. We put a lot of effort into it.
If you have any questions, feel free to PM one of us or post it here. We'll be glad to help.
We can add rules as we see fit. No complaining or we'll get our basilisk out.
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SUP! I'm Takuitsu! You may, however, have the honor of calling me Taku. I'm 14 (blow out the candles on June 9th, dragged out of my mom in 1996) and I am a vegetarian! The closest thing I have to a pet is a frog names Jim that my little brother caught. I really love my brother~ we're close like twinz >w< I'm really into video games, music, art in just about any form, and causing mass chaos! My favorite thing in the world is Pokemon, second is anime. I'm an honors student, and I have been since I was eligible for it =p I spend large amounts of my life playing runescape. Yes I AM a nerd! Damn proud of it too!



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Anime
Headshot 8k
Shoulders up 12k
Waist up 20k
Full body 40k

Blender-Rape Chibi
Headshot 5k
Shoulders up 10k

Paint Chibi
Headshot 1k
Shoulders up 2k
Waist up 3k
Full body 5k

Groups cost 10k base, 5k per extra person.


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Hullo there! You may call me Tanbai or Alex. I don't care which one you use :3. I've very friendly, and I'll prolly be the one to talk the most around here. I just got back from gaia after a few month Hiatus, and I'm up for some drawing. My samples are updated regularly [Aka: At least once a week.]. Taku is still teaching me how to draw properly but I'm able to do the basics. I'm more of the cutesy person here, meaning everything comes out cutesy no matter how hard I try. Uhm..let's see. I'm in High school, all but three of my classes next year [start's in August] are Pre AP meaning I'm smart. I love to write, so I may be able to be bribed into writing something for you. Be sure to bribe well on that, though! My talent doesn't come cheap, at least, for the writing it doesn't. Uhm... I think that's it, besides the fact that I made the banner and clickable banner. If you see me around, don't be afraid to talk to me. I don't bite and I've trained my creatures not to attack or bite.



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Anime
Headshot 4k
Bust up 5.5k

Chibi
Headshot 2k
Bust up 3k
Waist up 4k

One-Color Chibi
Headshot 500g
Bust up 1k
Waist up 1.5k
Full body 2k


Must bribe for full body anime and groups.


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Hello! My name is Linds and I love to draw! I'm generally very nice, courteous, and I respect any and all people. I work at McDonald's and I have a terrible love for baking and cooking. I am vegan however, so everything I make for myself has vegan substitutes! I prefer to type with proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, so please keep that in mind if you'd like art from me. I don't really know what else to say, to be honest! So if you'd really like to get to know me, the best thing you could do is to chat with me!



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Anime
Headshot 17k
Bust up 20k
Waist up 22k
Full body 25k
Chibi
Headshot 10k
Bust up 12k
Waist up 14k
Full body 16k

Must bribe for cluttered avis.


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When you go to order, please remove the - - - and place whatever the slot asks for. Do not leave it, and do not alter the form. This form may change, but it'll most likely stay the same. If you are bribing, put the bribe under the details/comments section along with any altercations to your OC/avatar you'd like done. In the How much you want drawn, please specify headshot, full body, ect. Please specify your avatars/OCs gender, not your own. Style means the style of the art you want, not the artist or your personal style.


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You get discounted art if you're here! Post regularly, order frequently, and just be nice to everyone here if you want to be here. Discounts below are for the white list only:

Taku: 5k off full body, 2k off everything else
Tanbai: 25% off everything
Linds: 35% off everything

Mimi
Because she was the first double order.
Otaku
She's a regular here and orders when she can.
Lunatic
Stuck around for awhile and became another regular.
Inteth
Is a regular and is always posting, also orders a lot.
Simply Indescribable
One of the best mods I have seen around, always gets to her PMs very quickly.




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By being here, you cannot post, order, or do anything with our shop. You can bet her by disobeying the ToS (We'll report you for this one too), canceling orders, or disobeying or rules.



Monster Dollie
She canceled an order after being sent the BOGO.
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Click your name (the one that you gave us with your form) to pick up your art. Remember to post that you picked up your art along with your name and the date.


Mikuton
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If you take one, PM yours to Tanbai. She'll get it up ASAP!


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