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Free Drawing Raffle! (Thank you for 3K watchers)

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 5:32 PM
Wow today's pretty sweet because I finally finished a big commission that was dragging on and it seems that I finally reached 3000 watchers! I think I have extra time now to draw too!
jakjgkjgh, thank you everyone <: Haha so to commemorate this milestone I decided it's time for another free giveaway raffle yeey ~

This is to thank my watchers, so please if you're not one, refrain from entering sorry!

RULES
Rules are simple y'all. Just gotta:
:bulletwhite: Be a watcher
:bulletwhite: Favorite this journal so you get a number.
:bulletwhite: That's it! <: Raffle ends August 4, exactly one week from now.

WHAT DO YOU WIN?
A rendered bust drawing of any OC woo

Ex:C: Shion by Seo-JinC : Clair by Seo-JinC: Lunaria by Seo-JinC: Rosalyn by Seo-Jin

THANK YOU EVERYONE AND GOOD LUCK :heart::heart:
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Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #1

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:23 AM



 Commission: Mini Derp for Twitter-light by Sarilain Commission: Mini Derp for Windnara by Sarilain Commission: Mini Derp for Ruuchiya by Sarilain

Edit: Extending the time limit to 48 hours!
(This way it's more fair to those who might not get to log into dA until right before the deadline, I don't want anyone to miss out!)




After writing that journal about improvement and such, I thought it'd be a great idea to try hosting a 7 part art challenge to help motivate us!  If this goes well, I'll definitely host more in the future.

The theme this time will be "favourites", it should be simple enough for anyone to join.  I just hope it's not so simple it's boring, ahaha.x3



Part 1: Your favourite animal(s)!


Real or mythological, doesn't matter!




Raffle is Open!


4 winning numbers will be drawn in approximately 48 hours.  Winners will receive 50 :points: each.




How to Participate:



:bulletpink: Create any kind of artwork according to the prompt using any medium (pencil, digital, clay, photography, etc.)

:bulletpink: No premade linearts, unless it's made by you!  The idea is to challenge ourselves to create and improve!

:bulletpink: Submit your image to your gallery with "Art Challenge" in the title.

:bulletpink: You may join at any time you like, and skip parts if you like, it will affect your eligibility for the raffles however!

:bulletpink: Favourite this journal to enter the free points raffle.  Only those who complete the art prompt are eligible though!

:bulletpink: Linking back to this journal is appreciated, but not required!

:bulletpink: Comment with a thumb code or link to your entry, and I will add all of the participants to one of my favourites folders so everyone can see them.  I will also choose a few of my favourites to feature in the next journal.

:bulletpink: New prompts will be given every 48 hours (approx.).  If you'd like to keep up with the challenge, it might help to watch my journal at least, not required though!

:bulletpink: All skill levels are welcome!  This isn't a competition, so just have fun!




Completed Entries: sarilain.deviantart.com/favour…




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In my last journal I apparently touched a few people off by saying that I didn’t like rape jokes in Family Guy, and that I was upset that a digital mutant lizard was killed in the trailer for Mad Max. There were a number of people who didn’t find those things to be offensive and couldn’t seem to understand why I personally would get so upset. “Family Guy has ALWAYS had rape jokes” or “It’s not even a real animal” being the typical response. So let’s try to address this stuff...

Family Guy and Rape Culture
Before we begin we need to set some definitions so that we’re all on the same page.

Rape culture is a phrase used to describe a culture in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender, sex, and sexuality. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, or refusing to acknowledge the harm of certain forms of sexual violence that do not conform to certain stereotypes of stranger or violent rape.

Unlike the idea that violent video games make people violent, there are actually a lot of scientific studies that show making jokes about rape DOES, in fact, result in society at large trivializing rape and can result in victim blaming and dismissing how harmful rape actually is.

A couple links to some scientific studies for you to peruse if you want:
www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/crisp/c…
rajsivaraman.wordpress.com/201…

If you don’t think rape culture exists, think about how often rape is brought up as a casual synonym for “defeat” in video game competitions. For Example: When 10 year old kids are shouting “I raped you/your team” over X-Box Live, that’s normalizing/trivializing rape. Studies have shown that people who make light of rape, are more likely to dismiss rape claims and are also less likely to enforce harsh punishments on convicted rapists.

Family Guy relies a lot on shock/satirical humor. But if there’s one thing I think Family Guy often gets wrong, it’s how to pull off satire well. I personally do not think that Family Guy is a funny show. Often the jokes fall flat, or are just so extreme and shocking that they’re more of a turn-off for me. And rape humor, sadly, is an integral part of the show since one of the main characters has been known to (or implied to) force sex on women on numerous occasions.

Now I am not trying to make you feel bad, or “prove” to you that Family Guy is awful. If you find the show funny, by all means continue to watch it. However, the issue was that people didn’t understand why I personally had a problem with rape jokes, and this is my explanation. I’ve grown up knowing a lot of people who have been raped. It’s a terrible disgusting act that leaves long-standing psychological trauma to the victim. I do not personally feel that rape jokes should be made at all. I’m not saying they can’t be made, because of course all humor is subjective and open for anyone to tackle. But I am saying that if given the choice I don’t think they should be made. In my opinion they’re not funny, and in the long run they breed social acceptance of rape culture. And there are so many other jokes you could make, falling back on rape humor is just really low, unoriginal, and shows a severe lack of imagination.

SIDE NOTE ON CENSORSHIP AND VIOLENCE
I know a lot of people out there seem to think that rape jokes are like violence in video games. IE: violence in video games don't cause people to become more violent, therefor rape jokes don't make people actually rape. And in a certain sense they're right. However, rape jokes DO trivialize rape, and that can have longstanding damages on our culture. I don't think rape jokes cause people to rape more often, but I do think it causes people to look at rape as less of an issue. Likewise, pointing this out is NOT like the violence censorship problems video games have gone through. No one is trying to "censor" rape jokes through legal recourse. No one is advocating for LAWS to be written to regulate comedy or video games or movies involving rape jokes. There is a HUGE difference between trying to outright CENSOR something legally because you find it offensive, and actively asking that people be EMPATHETIC to those around them and not purposefully do things that might trigger or harm those around us out of consideration. Please bear that in mind while reading this.

Digital Animal Abuse
Now this one I can understand a lot of people not getting. I will admit that I am more sensitive than others when it comes to animal abuse in movies. OBVIOUSLY the animals aren’t really getting hurt. We have ethical programs and animal groups put in place to ensure that they aren’t harmed during the filming of a movie. And films are all abut make-believe.

But that’s just it... movies are DESIGNED to make you feel something towards characters and situations. Their whole purpose is to manipulate you through visuals and sound to feel happy or sad or angry at whatever is going on the screen. Growing up around animals all my life, I’ve become very empathetic towards them and it pains me when I see animals in movies getting hurt, abused, or killed off simply for “the sake of the plot.”

Remember Independence Day? There was a scene where a family was running away from the alien’s fire wall and left their dog in the car. In the original cut, the dog died. Test audiences were so upset about this that the filmmakers went back and added a heroic scene of the dog jumping over cars and escaping.

The thing is... animals don’t have our intelligence. Animals aren’t born vicious and malicious, they become that way due to external forces. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are not vicious by nature, they’re vicious because we (humans) make them vicious. Dogs and other animals don’t have the higher level critical thinking to understand WHY something is happening to them. They operate pretty much on a purely emotional level. And that’s why it bothers me when animals are abused or hurt in movies. I’m empathetic enough that I can put myself in their situation. They’re innocent. They don’t know WHY they’re being hurt. All they know is that they ARE being hurt. And often times, there’s no real good reason TO hurt an animal in a movie.

And I know that I am not alone in this. There’s even a website out there called “Does the Dog Die?” doesthedogdie.com/ and the whole point of the site is to say YES or NO, without spoiling the movie, if an animal in the film is portrayed as being hurt or killed. I cannot stand when filmmakers resort to hurting an animal in films. It’s a cheap emotional crutch.

Am I personally more sensitive than other people? ABSOLUTELY. I know that I am. I’ve seen enough movies and witnessed enough actual animal death that I do not want to see any more of it, even if it’s fake. It doesn’t matter if it’s the digital dog from Vin Diesel’s 3rd Riddick film, or the 2 headed lizard from the Mad Max trailer. I don’t care if it shows that the T-1000 is cold-hearted, there’s no need to kill the dog in Terminator 2. Heck, even the troll from The Fellowship of the Ring is given that one suddenly humanizing moment when Legolas shoots an arrow through his throat and he realizes he’s going to die... there’s that low painful wail that is gut wrenching to listen to.

I understand that not everyone shares my views on these things. Some people can take stuff better than others. I freely acknowledge that I am more sensitive about animals in films than other people. But I hope at least this explains WHY I’m more sensitive.
  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Listening to: I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding)
  • Watching: Various Pixar Films
  • Playing: Marvel Puzzle Quest
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea, Hot

1 monthPremium+200pt+Commission Giveaway

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 1:23 AM


To promote my new Account, I decided to make a giveaway *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (...I Wuv It!) 

Rules:
+fav favourite this journal
La la la la watch me

Heart (optional) llama me & advertise this journal

Prizes:
1st -1 month PM
2nd - 200 Points 
3rd - art commission by :icondulcetrain:

P.S. I will doubled the 1st-2nd winner if more than 1000 people participate Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 

Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] Winner will be announced on 30th August 2014 using randomizer

Goodluck Everyone Bunny Emoji-17 (Hurray Cute) [V1] 

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You did it!
With your help and support, the campaign "Myre - The Beginning of a Journey", has reached 100% today!!!
Thank you so much! You are truly making dreams come true!

Since I keep receiving questions about how it will go on, as there are still 48 days left:
Yes! You can still claim all perks enlisted in the campaign. You can get your hands on exclusive and limited perks
such as "Wings of Myre" and "The Dragon Rider" and of course all other perks to claim your personal rewards.
You can still become a part of this amazing project and have your name printed in the books!

Check out the campaign here: igg.me/at/MYRE

Q. Will the items of your perks be available in your online shop afterwards?

No, all items included in this campaign, except for the graphic novel series of Myre, won't be available in my shop.
All prints, add ons, cards and special editions of the comics are available only through Indiegogo.

Q. Do I have to worry about shipping now?

Not at all; You can claim your perk and proceed with the amount you chose. Shipping payments will be made after
the campaign has ended and the items are ready to be shipped.


We will be also adding stretch goals with nifty rewards to you in the next couple of days!
Do you have more questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

===

For more than a year, I have been planning to give my dream a go but real life tied my hands,
then some months ago, I starterd working to go towards realising this particular dream
and for the past three weeks, I have been working day and night to share it with you.

Three days ago, when my crowdfunding campaign to help support me focus on the creation of my
graphic novel project, called "Myre", was launched, it reached over 60% within less than
24 hours! I hoped that the perks I offered would be well received but this was truly one of
the most amazing experiences I have ever made. You give me the feeling that you believe
in me and like what I create. In spite all the years it took for me to set the final step to make
this happen, you never stopped rooting and hoping for me.

I wanted to walk, but you gave me wings to fly.

If you haven't seen the crowdfunding page of "Myre" yet, please take a look here:

igg.me/at/MYRE

I don't know how to express my gratitude towards you but all I can say for now is, you guys totally rock!
You make large dreams come true and you never cease to mezmerise the world.
Every little support, whether it is financial by claiming perks or sharing and spreading the word about this,
means the world to me. I am also so happy to announce my wonderful team of editors, who help me
make this story of "Myre" become real. If you have some minutes and you feel curious, read
the information on the crowdfunding page. You will find some exclusive perks that won't be available
after the campaign has ended.

You will be able to be the first to hold the first edition of the graphic novel in your hands and have
your name printed in the books. Get some rare collectors' items, cards and be a part of a fun radio show
hosted by 2, The Ranting Gryphon.
You are a part of this dream and I will do everything to make you happy as your happiness makes me
feel accomplished.

If you are watching the campaign and you want immediate updates about its progress, perks and
future stretch goals, make sure you follow me on Twitter:

twitter.com/AlectorFencer/

For those who are not in the position to
fund the campaign financially, you can help me spread the word by liking, sharing and RT a link to
your social media channels. If you use the direct Indiegogo share tools, I will be able to see who helped
and have some amazing goodies to reward your support! :)
I will keep you updated on regular basis here as well now. The past few weeks have involved quite
a ton of work. But what wouldn't you do to take your ideas out of your mind to share them with the
world? :)

Thank you for being amazing. Thank you for helping me realise this dream!
All the love!


When have my Admirable or Atrocity reviews ever deviated from the public opinion? I don't mean like "x is worse than y." I mean "this is a good show or a bad show." Not your opinion mind you, but the general consensus.

For a recap

Atrocity reviews:
  • The Splinter is a bad episode from modern Spongebob
  • A Pal for Gary is a bad episode from modern Spongebob
  • Bubsy is a bad cartoon pilot
  • Johnny Test is a bad cartoon
  • Everyone Knows It's Bendy is a bad episode from a good cartoon, Foster's Home from Imaginary Friends
  • G3 My Little Pony is not a good series.
  • Stuck in the Wringer is a bad modern Spongebob episode; modern Spongebob is a far cry from what the show once was.
  • The Groovenians is an artist's terrible attempt to justify not taking responsibility "For the art"
  • It's a Wishful Life is a bad episode from a good cartoon, pre-poof Fairly Odd Parents
  • Madballs: Gross Jokes is the logical extreme of "it's just for kids"
  • Town and Out is a bad episode from a good cartoon, The Powerpuff Girls
  • One Coarse Meal is a horrible episode from modern Spongebob, and one of the worst to ever air.
  • Seahorse Seashell Party is one of the worst Family Guy episodes that gives life-destroying advice
  • Face Freeze! is a bad modern Spongebob episode with no substance.
  • Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain  was a corporate-pandering mistake that shouldn't have happened.
  • The hunchback of Notre Dame II is one of the worst Disney cheapquels out there.
  • Allen Gregory is one of the worst cartoons in existence.
  • MLP Tales was... trying at least.
  • CAD: The Animated Series is an embarrassment to all involved.
  • Squid's Visit is a creepy-bad episode from modern Spongebob.
  • Squid Baby is a bad episode from modern Spongebob
  • Arthur's Big Hit is a bad episode from a good series, Arthur.
  • Peggy Hill is a fucking egotistical idiot with a pitiful understanding of the world and an ego the size of Jupiter that the writers never let shrink.
  • Battletoads is a bad cartoon pilot with very bad production.
  • Ball of Revenge is a bad episode from a very good cartoon.
  • Tentacolino is the biggest WTF moment in animation from beginning to end.
  • Atlantis Squarepantis is very bad TV Movie that didn't need to be a musical and certainly didn't need to be kept hidden. And it was a stupid idea to have David Bowie and not have him sing.
  • Spongebob You're Fired is a special with no substance that showcases many of Nickelodeon's current practices.
  • Life of Brian was a manipulative ratings trap
  • The Night B4 Christmas is a shameful attempt to pander to minorities.
  • Lisa Goes Gaga is one of the most masturbatory cartoon episodes ever made.
  • Chicken Little is the worst movie in the Disney canon.
  • Wayside is a poor-man's version of the books they're based on that took too many liberties.
  • Flapjack frequently attempts to be gross. K'nuckles is an asshole. Both are reasons to not like the show.
  • Torturing Squidward for no reason is a very over-used plotline in modern Spongebob.
  • The Spongebob writers are willing to rip-off the most hated episodes of their show.
  • Sanjay and Craig is a show based on toilet humor that doesn't understand toilet humor.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum is one of the most annoying shows in existence.
  • Breadwinners has no reason to exist.
  • Cars 2 is the worst Pixar movie.
  • Uh-Oh, Canada couldn't have been made if the new neighbors were any other nationality.
  • Little Yellow Book is a bad episode from modern Spongebob.
  • Patrick Star has devolved into a complete monster.
  • Fresh Heir shows that Family Guy is willing to do anything to shock and disgust.
  • Demolition Doofus proves that Spongebob is a kid's show with attempted murder
  • Sorry, Wrong Ed is a bad episode from a good cartoon, Ed Edd N Eddy
  • Teen Titans Go! is a terrible follow-up to the original Teen Titans.
  • Teen Titans Go! is a terrible stand-alone comedy.

Admirables
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog is an amazing cartoon.
  • The original Teen Titans is an amazing cartoon.
  • Samurai Jack is an amazing cartoon.
  • Deadtime Stories should have been picked up for an actual cartoon.
  • Gravity Falls is an awesome cartoon.
  • The Powerpuff Girls is a good cartoon that got away with some creepy shit.
  • Gregory Horror Show is a very underrated anime.
  • Sand Castles in the Sand is one of the best episodes from modern Spongebob
  • Hey Arnold is an amazing cartoon.
  • Avatar is an amazing cartoon.
  • Noel is an underrated Christmas classic.
  • Dave the Barbarian is a very funny cartoon.
  • Futurama is one of the best cartoons for adults.
  • Zatch Bell is a very good anime, even if Zatch sounds like Jimmy Neutron.
  • Nickelodeon's practices are confusing at best.

Kay, now pick out the ones where my opinions don't line up with popular consensus. This isn't to say that I just regurgitate popular opinions. I don't, but keep in mind that it's exceedingly rare that only I think something is bad. In fact, I don't think that it's been done yet. 

Gana 50 puntos!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 1:55 PM

Holaaa!!! Bienvenidos a este sexy journal(?!!




Bullet; Blue  Para participar 3 veces debes:


*Ser mi watcher (dar +watch)
*Donarme una llama (reviso y devuelvo)
*Añadir a :+fav: este journal:
*Crear un journal promocionando este sorteo y comentar el link y especificando lo que has hecho.

Bullet; Pink  Para Participar varías veces...


*Hacer que otra persona participe del sorteo
y que en el comentario diga ''Vengo de parte de :iconTUNOMBREDEUSUARIO:
*Comentar mis deviaciones (cada 2 recibes 1 entrada más)
*Donar puntos:
1 :points: = 2 entradas mas
2 :points: = 4 entradas mas
y asi...

*Si alguien me dona puntos y dice ''Es de parte de 'TUNOMBREDEUSUARIO' ganas la cantidad de puntos por 5 en entradas mas!
Ej: 1 :points: = 5 entradas mas
2 :points: = 10 entradas mas

* Añadir a :+fav: Mis deviaciones (cada 2 recibes 1 entrada mas)

Bullet; Blue El sorteo NO se hará en Sorteados!


*Si no que ganará la persona que tenga mas participación! ^u^
*Las entradas son acumulables... Es decir, una ves que comentas lo que hiciste, puedes seguir dando favs, llamas, comentarios, etc y volver a comentar!

Bullet; Pink  PARTICIPANTES:


1er Lugar :iconeunjiapinkkpop: x112
2do Lugar :iconnever-wished: x90
3er Lugar :iconthisisme1313: x52
4to Lugar :iconkarmabutterflylove: x49
5to Lugar :iconlanadelking: x41
6to Lugar :iconcutefairypink09: x20
7mo Lugar :iconjeonwondiary: x19
8vo Lugar :iconroseluciabelenamo: x8
9no Lugar :iconlittle-charlott: x5
10mo Lugar :iconbrayan2001: x5
11vo Lugar :iconissaeditions1: x5
12vo Lugar :iconsolyl: x3



Has que mas personas participen diciendo que vienen de tu parte,añade mas favs y comentarios para poder ganar! :D

Termina: El 8 de Agosto :3

Mucha Suerte! ^u^





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Since I recently reached 800 watchers, I wanted to do a raffle to show how much I appreciate all of you watching me! :iconzxcvbnmplz:

So here are the rules!

You must be following me ( ofc ) for this is a raffle for my dear watchers!

In order to get an entry, ( or more ) you can;

1. Favorite this journal ( necessary to enter! )
2. Leave a comment
or 3. Make a journal and/or poll advertising the raffle and link it back in your comment

If you do more than one than one of these, you will get an extra number and have a greater chance at winning! ( Meaning that you can get up total three numbers! )

I will be using random.org to decide the winner.

The raffle ends on August 2nd, 8:00 EST

What Can You Win?

If you win, you can get two of the following choices; ( one character per choice )

1. Pixels! ( I may be a little rusty at these |D )
Style 1 Who me? ( i do indeed blink ) by buggingtinStyle 2Eleesha ( i do indeed blink )// Speedpaint by buggingtin
They also come with an icon! Pointicon by buggingtin Eleeshaicon by buggingtin

2. Fullbody pictures!
ready for college? by buggingtinis it hot in here or is it me // Speedpaint by buggingtin

3. Chibis!
Style 1 The cutest devil I've ever seen ! by buggingtinDuchess of roses by buggingtin
Style 2 ( an old style, but I think I can still do it )No no no by buggingtinChill and pop a sprite. speedpaint by buggingtin
⋆…٩(●˙▿˙●)۶ Good luck if you decide to join!  ٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆

6 Month PM Giveaway+1000pts+picture(maybemore)

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 5:24 PM
UPDATE: Added more prizes

; A ;
I didn't was generous since a long time, so as a favor
I will giveaway some points and Premium Membership ; A ;

It's easy to join ; V ;

Prizes:

1. 6 month of PM or more (Depends of how many people join)
2. 1000 points or more (The same as before >:I )
3. A picture from me ;  v  ;

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RULES:

1. Must be my watcher, sorry, it's easy for me earn something If I lost another thing, I guess is fair, and won't take you a lot Heart 

2. You can join if you still have a PM, or you are like loosing one, and of course the people who doesn't has one, obviously

3. Tag people (No more than 3 or 4) or write a journal! OR BOTH
8D Why?!= I will giveaway more months or points (Example: 6 months, 1000 points)

4. If joins a lot of people, as the 3rd will help, more points or months ; v ;

5. The points are another prize apart the PM

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"TAKE YOUR TICKET"

You might ask how ; v ; ?
Let me tell you

You just have to comment to get a number ; v ; I will reply you telling your number
If you do the 3rd step and tag some people, you will get another number for each person

example:
Sil5 by TechnoTune

See? 8D One number for each person, you will have 5 possibilities+1 extra of a journal or anything you want ;O;

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I don't now if you would like to join, but I guess I will be apreciate it, cause I'm kinda selfish, so you will make me feel better u.u
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Participants ; . ; :

1.

  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Bassline :,l
  • Reading: nathing
  • Watching: this screen

Raffle Time!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 5:37 PM


Guise, 
a raffle is going down for me passing 300 watchers
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 

So the setup is simple
Be a watcher and fav this journal!
I will use random number generator to choose the winners.
There will be THREE winners,
each getting a hundred :points:
~~~

!!BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!
You can earn an additional raffle ticket by advertising this raffle!
(Link me to your journal and I will add your name to the list again)
~~~

DEADLINE: August 10th
~~~

Good luck homies and thanks for all the love!



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