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Like cute animals? Like fighting? Um, WHO DOESN'T??? Come SEPT 21 my pals at Mane6 and I will be starting a crowdfund to get such a fighting game up and running!

Backstory: Mane6 is a group of talented artists and animators who put much love into a fighting game (based on some cartoon ponies you may know) that they intended to release for free on the internet. Though the were totally transparent over the two years they were creating it, alas, the IP owners asserted their trademark rights (as was their prerogative) and put an end to their efforts.

However, I LOVED it - it was beautifully animated and funny in exactly the sort of way I would want such a game to be. Character-based fighting? YES PLEASE!

We are creating a NEW game with NEW characters and all the same FUN!

I'll post updates as we have them. Please consider helping our little labor-of-love out.

Read more here! -------> www.mane6.com/2015/08/the-big-…

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Recently,  I have noticed there's a lot of people here on Deviantart that are pansexual (Including me). Then there's a lot of people that don't know what pansexuality is.  So here's me with the frequently asked questions I get from people sometimes.

Does pansexual mean that you're attracted to pans/kitchenware?  

No it doesn't... Sweating a little... 

In this sense,  pan- means "all" or "implying the the union of all branches of a group". 

The definition of pansexual/pansexuality: 

Not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

In short,  we don't care about gender when it comes to relationships. ^-^ 

So there's more than just two genders?  

Yes there is!  :D 

Besides male and female and cisgender,  there's actually MORE genders! Sure there's a small number out there,  but they still matter!  

To name a few: 
Transgender 
Agender 
Genderfluid 
Genderqueer 
Intersex 
Gender non-conforming

I'm not sure if there is more,  but those are the ones I know. If you need definitions, feel free to look them up. ^-^

Also, we're attracted to any sexuality!  

But isn't that bisexuality?  

No. Bisexuality and pansexuality are similar but not the same!  

Bi- means two or half.  That means they are only attracted to male and female genders!  

Also,  we tend to get mixed up with polysexual. They are similar to us,  but not the same since they are only attracted to some but not all genders.  Not to be mistaken with bisexuality though,  because they like more than just cisgender people.  

Are you attracted to animals or animal gender people?  What about inanimate objects?  

There's a difference between beastiality and pansexuality.  
 We are only attracted to humans guys... Just because we're pansexual doesn't mean we're weirdos... -w-"

Is pansexual a part of the LGBT+ community?  

Yes we are!  

The only sad part is, is that we're kind of the etc (Along with asexuals and many others) 

Never forget about the + ! TwT

How do you know if you're pansexual?  

You just kind of... Know.  

It's the same with many other sexualities.  You kind of figure out what genders you're attracted to as you grow. 

Do you have to have sex with all genders in order to know you're attracted to all genders?  

I personally don't think so.  But if you do,  more power to you.  ouo 


Are you just saying you're pansexual for attention?  

No. -_- 

Why would you lie about your sexuality for attention?  Especially when you come out as pansexual.  It's really hard for someone to come out as pan (at least for me it was). 

When I came out to my parents as pan,  I had to take a test for my dad so he could make sure I wasn't lying.  

It was awful.  

But I got a 96 out of 100. So I hope he knows what I am now.  ;u; 

And then you go and tell your friends and have to over explain what and who you are. And sometimes they get the wrong idea and you end up losing friends. :( 

I personally tend to feel really insecure about coming out to people,  and so do others that come out of the closet - pansexual or not.

Over the Internet, it's actually simple to post your pride on your profile.  But then people constantly have to ask you to make sure,  which is kind of frustrating... :sigh: 

Screenshot-help.deviantart.com 2015-08-30 10-31-08 by milovanf

DeviantART removed the option to report users for making a spam, bugs, harassment, hacking, including plenty of option that used to stand there. Now literally you cannot report anyone who is harassing you, your friends or the group. You can't ever report someone for making a callout journal on you. If you try to report someone for spam, it redirected you to a "how to block" people and another form of FAQ. help.deviantart.com/contact/?t… :pointl: 80% of those report that use to stand there are now covered with tons of FAQ's and stupid suggestions that don't even make sense. If they already decided to modernize they could at least make it like a top menu bar, You click "expand all" or if you want to hide it all, hit the button "collapse it". It's not so hard to do that. Don't fix what isn't broken dA, it isn't funny at all.

There's only an "abuse" report form, and you're only allowed to report abuse directed towards yourself. You can't help anybody else, now.

I'm really sick of the admins here. I'll be looking for a new art website. :facepalm: I will give a try in making a boycott about this if it's possible, but I highly doubt that will return the old dA back.

Bullet; Red -- There is still an issue with DeviantART's new policy on art theft, and their failure to communicate with their user base.

But hopefully with the threat of boycott, they'll take the opportunity to talk to us now. 

[EDIT]:

Here is a journal made by an ex-staff member dxd(Predates this journal by 2 weeks.) Dear deviantART...


DeviantART, please talk to your userbase. Please communicate with us. Please listen to what we have to say. Hopefully to prevent drama like this from happening again. (And change your policy on art theft, seriously. That's a big issue.)


[EDIT]:
Here's a forum of which good websites exist on the internet. Special thanks to xXNightmareZodiacXx
forum.deviantart.com/art/gener…
If they !ban me for this, it will only show how they refuse to listen to our problem.
To celebrate the opening of the group PrePAWSterous-World, I decided to host a MYO contest for one my closed species, the Creeches.

5 winners will have the opportunity to keep their design.


Rules:
Must be a member of PrePAWSterous-World
One entry per person
Make sure to submit your entry here or it won't be counted.

Species Guide
:Creeches(Closed species) Reference Sheet: by PrePAWSterous

Deadline:
Sept. 30, 2015


*Plus bonus Featured Artist!

I've stated this before - but if anyone would like to nominate a specific person for a feature in my weekly art journals, please leave a comment or send me a note. It can be anyone, whether you think an artists deserves more views, support, or just plain ol' love for his or her art. :heart:

Special Artist Feature: randallstuartpeik :

Sonority by randallstuartpeik Sun Spots by randallstuartpeik
Raging Sea by randallstuartpeik Plum by randallstuartpeik Plant Lights by randallstuartpeik
Mandala 5 by randallstuartpeik Amor vincit omnia by randallstuartpeik Semper idem by randallstuartpeik
Non Progredi Est Regredi by randallstuartpeik Historia Vitae Magistra by randallstuartpeik Appassionata by randallstuartpeik
Cocoon by randallstuartpeik Vienna by randallstuartpeik Allegro Con Spirito by randallstuartpeik
Coagulation by randallstuartpeik Verbena by randallstuartpeik William Morris 4 by randallstuartpeik
Refined by randallstuartpeik Kairos by randallstuartpeik Variations by randallstuartpeik
Fixed Points by randallstuartpeik Carnation by randallstuartpeik Woodlawn by randallstuartpeik
Balakirev by randallstuartpeik Mariinsly by randallstuartpeik Nevsky by randallstuartpeik


And, without further ado, inspiring and amazing works of art:

Bright eyes , burning like fire by SnakeySW Underneath the dance of the golden lamps IV by RapidHeartMovement Apparition by CanonAdventures
Can you hear the birds singing.. by AlicjaRodzik Corn by Polina-Konovalenko Skull Study by MattDeMino
Stars in the grass by Anwaraidd la nasse by baspunk Not home by MrFahreinheit missing by zazielona
Value Practice by AaronGriffinArt The disease of my sorrow by Zewar-Fadhil Submerge by Charlie-Bowater Journey to the Havens by peet
For All I Have Done by noahbradley Dammar Concept by AlectorFencer
Clues by hispanhun
The stronghold of Oldron by FerdinandLadera Frozen Hometown by flaviobolla
Stock Background 02 by floydier86
Nope, I'm walking by NataliyaBohdana Sleeping Beauty by Black-B-o-x Shadowy Deep II by robrey
Painting with a fine brush by LordLJCornellPhotos Dreaming Ms. Giraud by KaiCarpenter FitzRoy Mountain by RHADS
Yellow flower by Tikal-SH bath scum by hermocrates 6154 by pulbern
Ifrit Strike by cobaltplasma Your Pretty Heart by JoanLuck
xpo 2 by Ana7hema wind for blind bird by gaolst
Hold Onto Innocence by kelogsloops
viii. habitualyou’re afraid of the dark
and i can’t sleep with the closet door open
you eat cereal without milk
i love tomatoes, hate ketchup
it’s funny how unromantic
a bullet point list of traits is
when you spill them off to someone else.
you remember being the bitter single
while vomiting the details of being two
to the one
and it feels strange.
but here’s the selfish part:
i never want to lose that joy,
i sum it up only as loving someone
for their truths, until every stupid little fact
is a part of them
a part of the love you share.
we pay bills, we plan,
we stare at pregnancy tests
and don’t feel terrified.
i didn’t grow up with you
but it’s a privilege to be grown up with you
and no, i don’t think adulthood is mortgages and nurseries
i think it’s patience and pain
and trust bridging the space between the two
i’m stronger for you
and babe, you’re so much cooler
for me
i prop myself up with your kisses, stealing
at least one for
FFM Day 29- What's Left BehindIn a dim parlor, the men sat in clusters, some chatting with ghosts, others staring mutely. Men muttered and cried, gritting teeth in agony- they reached for limbs that weren’t there anymore.
Someone slammed a door, distant, but cacophonous. Someone coughed, loud as a landslide. Charles flinched. His eyes flitted from body to body, looking for a distraction. The room was stifling, smelling of old blood and myriad maladies.
A boy across from Charles whispered to himself, eyes vacant, face cheerful. In a voice like bullets, sharp and quick, “I’m gonna drop it, I’m a coward, don’t let me drop it, just please take it away from me.”
Charles saw what the nurses and doctors couldn’t, but it never passed his lips. The sunlight spilled across the floor in gashes, rending the boards, blood swirling in the grain of the wood.
The men weren’t trapped in their heads; they were falling out of them. Their skulls were cracked open, many literally. They sw
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  • Listening to: ODESZA - Bloom
now, Mr. Scott! by VisitingFahrrad
Tic-Tac-Toe by Poromaa Security by Sei-Zako
Flattened Pail by DouglasHumphries
6 again by Igor-Demidov The Other Is You by scheinbar
My Venice by EltonTurkey
Eine Stadt by feigenfrucht Huis-clos by amiejo
City Of Stones (16:9) by AlexandruCrisan
wc by contemporaryhart Pairs by Kamal-Q
Old City Montevideo  3/ Uruguay by WillemFred
Cat / Sacred Valley / Peru by WillemFred Painted by Ragnar949
Autumn Steps by Nile-Paparazzi take out the dogs by anjelicek
Connect the Dots by Queen-Kitty
(a la Vivian Maier) by RapidHeartMovement this man's game by i-m-light
almost by pstoev








Quotes!

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 10:15 AM
:icongriffsnuff:


:D have some quotes that I find inspirational myself!

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”  
Oscar Wilde

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”  
Bernard M. Baruch

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.” 
 Harvey Fierstein

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.”
 Rita Mae Brown

“be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.” 
Henry David Thoreau

“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”
 Lady Gaga

“You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”
 John Lennon

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”
Virginia Satir

“How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we're not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?”
Katie McGarry, Dare You To

“Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are.”
Jaeda DeWalt

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that your are.”
Mandy Hale

“Let us not pretend to be someone else ! It is better to be hated for what we are than to be loved for what we are not.” 
Sham Hinduja


“The opinions of others should not deter you from being yourself..”
 Lailah Gifty Akita

“If you can't be perfect, be silly. If you can't be normal, be weird. If you can't get it right, get it wrong. Because the world is full of so many imperfection, that there's no need for you to be perfect or normal. Because there's always someone that'll love you, no matter who you are. Isn't that what friends are for?”
 Kathlan G.

“Stop living within the confines of how others define you! You weren't created to live their life; you were created to live yours - so LIVE it! You can reignite that fire within and bring the passion back into your goals, dreams, ambitions, careers, and relationships by reclaiming control of your own life. Be unapologetically YOU!”
 Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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I see way to much insecurities about being yourself on this site, and for good reason. There are way to many judgmental people  on here who try to shape you to fit in their perfect little self centered view of the world. : D  so I wanted to share some inspirational quotes I really live by! AND yes being yourself will give you way more haters than being a unopinionated shell out to please everyone and make everyone like you.

10 years on this site, I know for a fact that that is impossible. I am way happier being the uncensored free person I am , instead of having to worry about what some people might think of me. xD If someone takes time out of their day to spread rumors and hate about you, your not the problem, they are. If what they said were true, everyone would hate you. Like a lot of the quotes above tells you, those who matter wont mind, and those who do mind dont matter. 

Those who have a need to control others lives and behaviour, need to take a good look at themselves and fix their own selfish control issues first.

Take life with a grain of salt :3 or bananas if you like that better.And dont let random angry people try to bring you down over bullshit that they make up.

I would rather help people get over insecurities and realize everyone's view is different than sugarcoating your problems and fears so you do not have to face them. So I am never going to censor myself and who I am because a few people find it uncomfortable, or think im not being sensitive enough. That just aint me.

D8< Hope some of these help anyone out there who has had to deal with some dumb hate because your not a perfect version of someone elses view. Flip them, for trying to make you so. Who are they to decide who you can and cannot be. Some people are so selfcentered and closeminded it hurts xD


I never understood this intense demand to control someone else and the need to try to make them do and say what they themselves want, and when they cant they have to spread hate and rumors about people. IM NO psycologist, so if anyone has an idea or ideas tp why this is so damn important to some individuals, let me know :3 I myself think its because of intense insecurities about themselves, and thus they have to stop to attack the peoples person to make themselves feel better xD but what do I know.

Let me know about some stories were someone tried to control you, or stories were you felt you couldnt be who you are. Or if you feel like this today and why. 


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My gosh, honestly I have no words to describe what I feel. I've said this time and time again you guys have made my dream come true. YOUR amazing all of you are just a downright inspiration to me. You guys have been so supportive and so helpful and I reach the third week that I have been just getting watches left and right. I'm shocked to the point I have no words. Honestly for once I don't know what to say. I TRULY LOVE YOU ALL. It has been a maverlous ride with all of you.

Now because we are all in the middle of a project. I won't come up with anything right now as to whether we can do another. I'm already going to very busy when that time comes. Lol so I will do a few shout outs to a couple people I would like to personally thank.

First up is again the one and only Dragonoftheworld if he was one of my first watchers and has been amazing support.

SolarNightengale what an amazing friend and supporter. Just one of those who has been so patient and so loving to me. Even when I had a art block and couldn't draw

LunraAussieWolf for her amazing friendship and compliance. You really make me day when asking for a request.

Jinxthewolf101 honestly what do I say about you your Amazing for one. You've had my back from the begining. And we're one of the few when I realized supporting others could be a big thing.

Folklore13 Oh thanks man for being there to point out my mistakes and help me do better and just being there for me. You've be so wonderful to talk to.

Oh my gosh a special one to trailing feathers your art us superb no better then superb maverlous and those gifts you drawn me are so amazing and I love them all so thanks

Rawr122YUZ being able to really get to know you has been such a great experience and I hope we can have more talks in the future thanks for your unwavering support

MCELementstone Oh man your amazing your art work is a amazing I have that drawing you did on my home screen of my cell. That was an amazing drawing I was flattered you chose me. And just stay awesome and giving I can sense this will be a great friendship.

Winter5589 you have been one of my main supporters I would not trade for the world

Mrdrawinglover what might I say about you. I love you man your humorous you constantly make me laugh you've supported me even though my style isn't your favorite and honestly that means a hell of a lot to me. To think you watch as a supporter and not that I draw anything you might like. That's awesome

Comsic Dragon I must say out of so many I've met no one pushes my buttons like you. But that's not a bad thing you've taught me patience is a virtue I must learn. And for that I'm grateful for your support of my channel. And you've been a great friend as well.

Fragsey let me start by wow you are so supportive and so helpful and so loving it has been a honor to get to know you. Truly thank you for that honor

Paradigm shifting last night's opportunity to go live was a thrill for me. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to you and Rich. Thanks for that amazing experience. It's been just dreams coming true to left and right amazing supporters and friends that give me an opportunity to do this.

General Tate I was thoroughly honored for you guys to allow me on the show and your amazing support as well thank you

All of the above artists were just the tip of the iceberg. Honestly if I could I have a story with each and everyone of you. And each one of you over 406 if I could I'd give a shoutout to all. Just woooow I'm stunned for words at this phenomenon. THANK YOUX10




GeneralTate paradigm-shifting ComsicDragon Trailing-Feathers LunraAussieWolf SolarNightengale MCElementStone DragonOfTheWorld Winter5587 Rawr122YUZ Mrdrawinglover JinxTheWolf101 Folklore13 Fragsey
 Ddd by Phinbella-Flynn
Happy Brithday! So much love and be careful about save the world!

I'm going to be talking about the endings of many different things, so you're warned now that this is going to be a minefield of spoilers.

When I was in the eighth grade, I read Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. The first book was really, really good—its diabolous ex machina not withstanding. And I did enjoy The Subtle Knife. However, I consider The Amber Spyglass one of the worst books I've ever read. Before I continue, I am irreligious. It doesn't offend me, or my beliefs. Even if I was religious I can understand God as a dramatic concept.

Why do I hate the book? For many reasons, like it dropping the plot to soapbox, or jumping from character to character so often it's hard to become invested in anything. It's anticlimactic. The allegory is incredibly confused. And finally, there's the ending. I absolutely loathe the ending of the Amber Spyglass. So, let's spoil the fuck out of it.

The main characters are Lyra and Will, and they helped save the multiverse by... blada blada controversy. So, at some point they realize their love for each other. And their reward for doing this is being forced to live in entirely seperate universes for their entire lives, pretty much. They can't both live in the same universe because one guy died after ten years of living in a universe that wasn't his own. Or you know, that one guy died of heart disease and it was falsely attributed to the odd before the common. Lyra and Will come up with a bunch of thoughts on how they can get around this, and they're repeatedly shot down... by angels who can travel through universes. The angels are supposedly good, by the way.

I strongly feel like it's a diablous ex machina, but that's just one part of the combination to why I hate this ending. I mean, it does feel like its forcing sadness. And no, it being an allegory for Adam and Eve doesn't really excuse anything. Along the way, there were two things that made Lyra, I guess for lack of a better word "special." She was a talented liar, and she could read the Golden Compass, the alethiometer. At the end she could do neither. Yes, it was for a cause, but the books do not trade caring for the characters for caring about the cause very well.

It gave me an immediate dislike for sad endings. At the time I didn't realize that I didn't hate the ending because it was sad. I hated the ending because it was unsatisfying. But because I didn't realize that until later, my philosophy towards writing endings was built in certain directions. My philosophy remains that a bad ending can stain someone's perception towards your entire work. I find getting the ending just right the most important part of the story. A bad beginning makes the audience put your book down. A bad ending makes them regret ever picking it up.

I took the Don Bluth method of endings: you can put your audience through anything, as long as give them a happy ending. Even today, I tend to give my characters happy endings, but I make them go through absolute hell to get there. However, if you've noticed some of what I've written, some of them do end... sadly. And some of them will end sadly. But at the time, I was conflating sad with bad. And let me tell you both Of Mice and Men and Romeo and Juliet did not help with that.

I understand that Romeo and Juliet is a classical tragedy, and they're supposed to end sadly, so I won't really get into it. Beyond the fact that I really don't think we should be telling teenagers, who already have problems with depression and becoming sexually aware, that's highly romantic to kill yourself for someone you fell in love with at first sight within one week of meeting them.

Of Mice and Men ends with tragedy. Lennie ends up killing a woman, and then George puts him out of his misery. The movie adaptation we watched hilariously has him do this mid-sentence. Once again, it... doesn't feel satisfying. We saw these characters we grew to like just end up losing everything in the end. Not to mention that this particular tale leaves many questions unanswered. Like, we don't really know what George is going to do afterwards. I mean if the story was about Lennie, or the friendship between the two, they're both kinda dead.

The dramatic purpose for tragedy is that it comes at the ending of a warning tale. "This is what's going to happen if you go down this route." Some tragic endings fill this, like Romeo and Juliet or 1984. Some don't, like Of Mice and Men (unless the message is don't let mentally disabled people out of your sight), or The Amber Spyglass (unless the message is don't be Adam or Eve). I do respect the use of a tragic ending, and something like 1984 would not have its bite if it didn't end on a sad note.

So, what's the difference between The Amber Spyglass and 1984? (I mean beyond 1984 being much more cohesive, better written, and having its bludgeon actually fit with the tale its trying to tell). Simple, in 1984, the warning is the most important. In His Dark Materials, at least at the start, the characters are the most important. When the characters are the most important thing in a story that ends in tragedy, to me it seems forced, and is almost always unsatisfying.

For example, in Little Cassie, the novel that I am writing, whatever happens to Andrew in the end will not matter. Why? Because his story isn't about him. His story is about Cassie. When the story isn't about the main character, the story can satisfyingly end in tragedy. 1984 is about the dystopia, not Winston. It can satisfyingly end in tragedy. The Golden Compass was about Lyra. It could not satisfyingly end in tragedy. And yes, Romeo and Juliet is not about Romeo and Juliet, it's about the stupid love between them.

A tragic ending is not a tool to be used lightly. Yes, even if it comes out of nowhere, it can be seen as "memorable" to the audience (there actually exists a bench IRL with Will & Lyra's names on it, one that exists in both their worlds). To me, however, there is a fundamental difference between "memorable" and "satisfying" and the two don't always go together very well, even when dealing with sadness. And just having something sad for the sake of people remembering your work to me denotes a fundamental lack of respect for the audience. It's why I especially hate the diabolous ex machina trope.

Then there's the bittersweet ending. A lot of people like this, and it can be much more powerful than a happy or a depressing ending. Why? Because there's still a large chance the ending could be satisfying. The soldier dies, but his cause was winning the war, and he did so in his dying breath. To the Moon ends on a bittersweet note, but the actual mission was accomplished. In that case though there was never denial that it could have ended absolutely perfectly. It didn't delude you into thinking anything else.

I like bittersweet endings. With just a plain old downer ending, it makes everything the main character did seem futile. Even if that was the point, it rarely leads to satisfaction. With a bittersweet ending, it can mean that the cause has outgrown the character who fought for it.

This really isn't meant to be advice for anyone. It's just my own opinion in my own writer's philosophy. You can take it or leave it however you'd like. A lot of people have a different thought on how a story could or should end. I'll probably write a few more of these with regards to the other portions of my writer's philosophy. I started with the... least debatably controversial. Some of my other philosophies are in regards to things like role models, preaching a certain belief set, what should and shouldn't be in children's media. All 100% subjective opinion that largely define the way that I write.

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Motivational music
  • Reading: Not the Amber Spyglass
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Doritos
  • Drinking: Green Tea