In Defense of Monster High Pt 1- Why Ghouls Rule!I've made several guest appearances on podcasts lately discussing the latest 100 megaton drama bomb to hit our community, codenamed Equestria Girls. Don't worry, me borthers (and sisters.) Your humble narrator has no interest in rehashing the history of the animated film. At this point we all know what it is, quite a few of us have seen it, and most all of us have made up our minds one way or t'other.In Defense of Monster High Pt 1- Why Ghouls Rule!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I do want to talk about is a subject I bring up frequently in interviews- the comparison between the Equestria Girls as a brand and toy line and it's spiritual cousin Monster High. While its not something I participate in with near the time commitment or veracity of MLP, I am a HUGE fan of Monster High. As a lifelong horror fan and borderline gothy-type girl, I was certainly baited by the dolls when they first came out. However, the hook wasn't well and truly set until the lovely :iconegophiliac: sent me my first doll as a present. Soon after
In Defense of Monster High Part 4- Jinafire LongFirst of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who took the time to read, comment, and give my foray into non-pony related content a chance. My impetus behind this series of journals was pushing back against many MLP fan's perception that the Monster High influence was Equestria Girls' biggest fault. Obviously I disagree, and I believe that, quite the opposite, what Monster High is a toyline that others should absolute emulate in terms of quality and design competency. It really means a lot to me that you all have taken the time to give these journals, and Monster High, half a chance! Thanks for reading!In Defense of Monster High Part 4- Jinafire Long1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Over the past few days we've discussed both the aesthetic impressiveness of Monster High as well as the quality of the toys themselves. Today I'd like to wrap up by looking at both of these qualities in one doll- Jinafire Long, the golden dragon from Fanghai (If you haven't noticed already, puns abound in the Monster High universe!)
Ongoing Pony Muro CompetitionCompetition:Ongoing Pony Muro Competition2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is it?
It's a competition involving images drawn in Muro.
How do I enter?
In the comment box in this journal. There will be an "Add a Drawing" button. Click it and then draw your picture inside there and click add comment.
So what are the prizes?
Every two weeks I will give four people a 1 month premium membership, they will be given to the people who draw the pictures I like the most out of the comment section. If you don't win the first try, don't worry. There's always the next prize period.
It's continuation depends on how much interest there is. If there are pages and pages of comments I will simply click the "load all images button" and scroll through and look at them all. None will be ignored I can promise you that.
Does my drawing have to include ponies?
Well, no. But it does have to be Mlp:Fim related. (Worry not, Discord fans)
Are humanized ponies or human MLP:fim characters allowed?
When is the next prize dat
Free Premium Contest!!! With Deadline!!!Hi,Free Premium Contest!!! With Deadline!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I`am going to start a Premium contest!!!
I want to give a free PM away, and i want my page to be more known
I Dont have all the points myself...so here are the rulez:
-Donate me a minimum amount of 10 points, with the message `Premium Contest`.
-Watch, Llama This page and Fav this Journal.
-If you want...feater this page somewhere or tell much friends...higher chance to win
(the more u donate...the higher the chance u win!!!)
As soon as i get the points of the PM, i will give the PM away
If you did all the rulez i will feater u in this journal, that means u get a chance to win a PM!!!
People Who Have A Chance To Win A PM
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Exiciting new update!Hi everyone!Exiciting new update!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Updated! FireAlpaca 1.0.38 Wow, the guys at FA headquarters must be really on fire because they just announced a cool new release!! Quoting the official Facebook:
"FireAlpaca UPDATE [1.0.(36).37] !
Download it here: http://firealpaca.com/en?fb
-- Malfunction of the Undo/Redo has been fixed.
-- Bitmap brush has been added.
-- Select the PNG image for your brush from the second icon from left in the brush window.
-- You can also add the PNG image by dropping it onto the brush window.
-- Malfunction of the menu display at Mountain Lion has been fixed."
Don't forget to check The new List of Shortcuts and the
WIN A PONY Lucky #13 - Featured Artist Groovebird!Brace yourselves, everypony - it's time! Our featured artist this week is :icongroovebird:WIN A PONY Lucky #13 - Featured Artist Groovebird!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
**ENTERING TO WIN? Post your entry in the comments on THIS JOURNAL ENTRY only! If you post your entry on the home page, it will not be counted.**
Skip down to the bottom for all entry details and rules.
If you've spent any time looking at pony sculptures, you've come across the pristine and lovely works of epic pony sculptor Groovebird!
Does Luna's mane look like delicious candy to anyone else?
>Hi there! Tell us a little about yourself and your sculptures.
:icongroovebird: “I started sculpting ponies approximately 1.5 years ago. Since then my goal is to develop myself the best way I can. I do all my sculptures with all my talent and effort - that's why the making of one sculpture takes a lot of time. I like to work the details as much as I can to give the viewers an experience of a show-accurate sculpture. I try to live to my motto, which is summ
GREAT ART II- MR 13 FEATURED IN HORROR ON SCREENGREAT ART II- MR 13 FEATURED IN HORROR ON SCREEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seppuku by Potsy89 knowledge over fame by NilesRockwell
Medusa by TinyDotsOfDeath catharsis by quintessentialMOROSE 3 Wise Trannies by ShawnCoss The Unknown cover number 5 by theirison
my art on tattoo by Cleber Franca by oldSkullLovebyMW Coop Devil Tattooing by russellink tattoo by mariedamn Tattoo by LizCookTattoo
myself by AngelaDelamorte Praying by simonhayag Prime Evil by Lady-Twiglet rotten by RadioactivePussy
Quote by Meriale46 Spirits by Meriale46 Wisdom by Meriale46 Para-abnormal by Meriale46
IF YOU LIKE IT PLEASE SHARE AND SUPPORT THE ARTISTS!!!!!!
Last week i had an amazing request for to be featured in the "Art Of The Moment" section of a horror movies web, another fucking dream come true for a true horror movies lover. So if you like it too, dont forget to check it http://www.horroronscreen.com/ and youŽll find reviews and tons of interesting info. Thank you Raoul for to count on me, you dont know how it made my
Once again i want to show all my love and grattitude to all the people who suppor
New SBFF this SaturdayIt's that time again! Another brand new Super Best Friends Forever will air this Saturday, May 26. You can catch the short during the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network, 10-11am PST. There's only two more to go, so be sure to catch it!New SBFF this Saturday3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't know about DC Nation and SBFF? Check out this old journal entry: http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/journal/?offset=1#/d4rmmsf
OC Episode Submission GuidelinesIMPORTANT EDIT: Due to a unexpected change of plans, each episode is being pushed back by exactly one week. Please note the new air and submission dates below!!! Thank you.OC Episode Submission Guidelines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey there CAC fans! As we explained on our latest episode, we're planning a double-header OC extravaganza and we want your help! This is the journal which contains all the information, rules and everything else about these upcoming episodes and how you can submit your own pieces of art for us to take a look at.
We'll be having two OC episodes, split up into two distinct themes:
#1 - "OCs: How to"
Airdate: Tuesday, March 5th, 9pm EST
This episode will be of a strange format. We'll be taking a more structured approach to how OCs are made, why they are made, what makes an OC "good" or "bad", as well as techniques to improve the reception and creation of your Original Character. We'll also be discussing the dif
Petition Hasbro to Make Show-Accurate Plushes!Hello Bronies and plush-lovers alike! Today is a special day because we are launching a petition for Hasbro to create show-accurate plushies for all of us out there who can't afford a $400 plush. While we love custom plush makers here on deviantArt, most of us would die to have a beautiful plush doll lovingly crafted to look like our favorite characters. Unfortunately, the majority of us cannot afford to dole out hundreds of dollars for show-accurate plush doll. That is why we've started a petition asking Hasbro to make more show-accurate plushes for all the fans of MLP. If you agree, sign the petition! We hope to reach Hasbro in a way that only the fans of the incredibly popular My Little Pony could.Petition Hasbro to Make Show-Accurate Plushes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All it takes is your First Name, Last Name, Email, and basic Address information. All your information is kept private unless you state you'd like your signature to be shown publicly. You are automatically signed up when you sign the petition, but you may delete your account at any
In Defense of Monster High Pt 2- GhouliaYesterday I touched upon the idea that the real failing of Equestria Girls, at least insofar as the toyline, is that it is geared towards one specific goal- getting a piece of the monster-sized success of Monster High while ignoring the details that have made MH so successful.In Defense of Monster High Pt 2- Ghoulia1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With the next few installments, I want to look at these details, and how they relate to making the individual dolls so excellent and the line so successful. First up- theming and attention to detail, both of which are, in my opinion, the keys to Monster High's success and factors which set them apart from most every other toy on the market.
Each MH doll is a character with not only a distinct, canon personality, but is also based on a monster or fictional creature from folklore or horror films. My example today happens to be not only my favorite character, but also represents my favorite monster as well. Meet Ghoulia Yelps, the zombie and smartest ghoul in school:
In the Monster Hig
The Sombra Project: FINISHED!! (New Entry to Come)UPDATE 6: How should we finish the story? It's your call! Read the whole thing and tell us what you think in the comments!The Sombra Project: FINISHED!! (New Entry to Come)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 5: All 30 slots are filled now, but the story still hasn't ended! If you want to help finish up, we'll be adding slots one at a time.
UPDATE 4: Slot 30 is open once more! Even if you have contributed before, you can still sign up for slot 30! Get it before it's taken, everypony!
UPDATE 3: Since some writers have been taking a while to write their sentence, a new rule has been issued: after 3 days, you will be sent a note saying to write your sentence by the next day or you will be removed from the slots.
UPDATE 2: We filled up our minimum goal of 30 slots! Before we can accept any more writers, we have to let our slot people make their sentences. We'll update when slots are open again!
UPDATE: Wow, what a hit this project has been! We've gotten an amazing turnout, and the slots are getting filled quicker than
R.I.P Kiki HavivyKiki Havivy - Two Years of Never Backing DownR.I.P Kiki Havivy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As many of you may be aware, Kiki Havivy, an incredibly brave little girl that has been in the lives of pony fans throughout the fandom for almost two years now, passed away yesterday after a long struggle with cancer. Tara Strong broke the heartbreaking news yesterday and the community has responded strongly with condolences and other wonderful gestures. The family has responded, thanking the community.
I personally didn't know about this until this morning. News of a death is never easy to take, and its devastating when it's about someone so young and loved by many.
Riposa in pace Kiki, you were strong, and an inspiration to tons of people out there. Thank you.
Contest: A Different Type of Pokemon (Winners!)Winners!Contest: A Different Type of Pokemon (Winners!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Poke-fans, and welcome new members!
The staff has reached a verdict on 'A Different Type of Pokemon'! We got so many clever entries for this contest and it was hard to pick, so please check out all of the entries here: http://poke-fanclub.deviantart.com/gallery/37229275 There are many more that deserve recognition!
But for now, onto the winners...
While it's easy to merely change a Pokemon's colors and trade its elemental markers for another's, this design creatively works Milotic's traits into a new, but still recognizable identity. A very smart design overall!
As with the 3rd place entry, the trading of a natural-looking flying type into a natural-looking water-dwelling creature is impressive, and comparing Ho-Oh to a lion fish is absolutely inspired. We all felt this was a very creative take on bot
75 Questions1. Do you snore?75 Questions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Are you a lover or a fighter?
3. Whats your worst fear?
4. As a kid, where you a lego maniac?
5. What do you think of reality tv?
6. Do you chew on your straws?
7. Were you a cute baby?
8. Is the single life for you?
9. What colour is your keyboard?
10. Do your sing in the shower?
11. Have you ever sky-dived before?
12. Any secret talents?
13. Whats your ideal vacation spot?
14. Can you swim?
16. Have you seen the movie "Donnie Darko?
17. Do you care about the ozone?
18. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
19. Can you sing the alphabet backwards?
20. Have you ever been on an airplane?
21. Are you a single child?
22. Do you prefer electronic or manual pencil sharpeners?
23. Whats your stand on hunting?
24. Is marriage in your future?
25. Do you like your handwriting?
26. What are you allergic to?
27. When was the last time you said 'I love you?'
28. Is Tupac still alive?
29. Do you cry at weddings?
Introduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your store6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been there, deciding to sell your work is a scary decision. What do I do? How do I sell? How do I accept money? What do I do so that I don't lose money? What if no one buys my work? I went through every emotion and scary thought before I began. Three years after I opened my store I finally feel comfortable giving advice about it. This is a huge topic and I could write tons of info about it, so I'll begin with this introduction and build up on future articles. I will also write a second article about taking commissions, wait for it later this week!
Last year I wrote some guidelines with some more information about selling your work online, please consider reading it too! This article will focus on setting up your store.
Disclaimer: I'm not the most successful online seller, and I don't intend to be - I'm pretty busy with my studies, and most of my business comes from custom commissions, no
In Defense of Monster High Pt3- SkelitaBefore we begin, a quick apology. I am currently without power here at Pixelkitties Manor thanks to the ginormous storm that spanked Pittsburgh yesterday and last night, so I am posting this update via my tablet. I am a terrible typist and proofreader at the best of times, and sitting here pecking at a touchscreen, I worry that this is going to be an incoherent mess! If I sound like an idiot, it's mostly because I'm laboring under less-than-ideal circumstances. And...partially because I'm an idiot. Anyway, on with the stuff!In Defense of Monster High Pt3- Skelita1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Over the past few days I've discussed how detail and a commitment to both brand and character themes are one of the key factors making Monster High such a wildly successful line of dolls. Factors that the Equestria Girls are severely lacking despite a ready-made fandom, backstory, characters, themes and motivations.
Today we'll continue taking a look at the use of theming and details, while also examining how what's under the dol
June's Theme Challenge!Thank you all very much for participating in May's monthly theme challenge! The winner has been chosen!June's Theme Challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
May's Theme Winner:
Thank you all for participating and submitting such great pieces to our challenge!
Now for our next challenge...
Our favorite derpy werewolf needs some love! Show us a depiction of the mentally challenged lycanthrope moon moon! Perhaps he finally catches the thing, or creates some more mayhem in his pack, the choice is yours!
(If you're unfamiliar with the meme, head over yonder: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/moon-moon )
Reminder: all submissions to monthly theme challenges must be mentioned in the art description, and linked back to the group
All submissions must have to do with the theme and werewolves.
All mediums are accepted (art, literature, craft, etc.)
No pre-exsisting art pieces allowed. They must be made specifically for the theme chall
Rescued kittensisnt it funny how things work out in the end? I think God let things happen for a reason. Last monday i adopted a 4 months old black cat because her family had to many and was going to trow her away. She kept crying all the way home and once we got there, she wouldnt eat or drink water, was nervious and kept growling and bite my hands several times, she event hurt her nails untill they bleed jumping and scratching on the walls. so finally yesterday after 5 days i took her back and explained to the familiy how she was feeling. they were so touched, and started crying, cause she was so sad and scared and missed her home so much, she would have probably died if i kept her with me a few more days, they decided to keep her. I was a little sad myself, i love cats (i already have 3) and i was exicte about having a new addition to the family. so i said to my husband and children, "If god wants us to have another cat, he'll send it to us" that very same day around sunset, we came passing throRescued kittens2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gay?I support gay people, of course. I have many gay friends. My uncle was gay. Gay people are nice. Does that make me gay?Gay?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I often kiss guys. Friends, not boyfriends. Usually for dares and stuff, or just a friendly little kiss. Does this make me gay? Yeah... Kinda. I do enjoy kissing boys more than girls. Patrick and Luke are fun to kiss.
So yeah.... I'm a little gay.
Gay is fun.
The other side of Me - CONTESTThe other side of Me - CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
from 23th June to 31th August
Its the darkness in your soul, the breath behind you ..
It's a thief in the night to come and grab you..
It can creep up inside you and consume you.
A disease of the mind, it controls you.
Is it good, bad or lunatic?
With this words of random lyrics, i give you the theme for this contest Show me your other self, the one that you usualy hide, the one that talks to you inside your mind, the one you wish to be, or the one you created yourself.
So many options to portraid, everybody is welcome to join us! Fan art is welcome, be shure to use Legal resources if manipulated, and of course originality is always your best choice. All type of art except Literature.
We still more prizes!! dont forget to send in yours, anything is welcome! Just note me with the info so i can add you to the oin
I don't like this DD... what to do?It is sad, but it isn't new to read this kind of comment on Daily Deviations everyday (of course, a lot are more offensive, but I won't use any of them as a News article title ) and there is a specific official FAQ for those who make this kind of comment:I don't like this DD... what to do?6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Even so, it seems like people need more reasons to actually cease flaming featured artists, so here are some.
But first of all, before discussing, let's define
What is a Daily Deviation?
The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on deviantART.
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large. It is important to note that selections need not be of professional quality in order to be featured for the day.
Adventures With Jeff The Killer PLZ icons!Here you have some PLZs made by me, folks! :Adventures With Jeff The Killer PLZ icons!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to use dem here on dA.
As I upload new pages, new PLZs will be added here.
:iconjeffjustgreatplz: :iconjeffdeathglareplz: :iconjeffraepfaceplz: :iconjeffragefaceplz: :iconjeffthekillerhnngplz:
:iconmahigunyaoiplz: :iconljpervypeekplz: :iconlaughingjackhnngplz: :iconljackrapefaceplz: :iconljtrollfaceplz: :iconljragefaceplz: :iconpervylaughingjackplz:
:iconpucderpplz: :icongrinnyisnotamusedplz: :iconbursztynderpplz: :iconbursztynragefaceplz: :iconbursztyntrollfaceplz: :iconbursztynnoplz: :iconpucplz: :iconbursztynplz: :iconbursztynraegfaceplz: :iconbursztynrageplz: :iconmahigunplz:
New Point GiveawayGiveaway ends November 1stNew Point Giveaway2 months ago in Personal More Like This
5 random winners will get 500 points
First Person to Guess what rock song I sampled this from gets either a one month premium membership or the equivalent in points.
First 100 people to participate get 10 points each
Any facebook shares get 5 points Here is my facebook https://www.facebook.com/home.phpYou can share the original there.
All you have to do is go to the video below, like it on youtube, and then comment on youtube anything about it and you're in. Just be sure to let me know your youtube username so I can verify it. Oh yeah let me know if you share on facebook too because I probably won't notice if you don't.
As per your previous suggestions, I made the song more rock-like and cut down the curse words. This is my last practice video before I start releasing videos with more advanced songs and concepts. This may be a bit too much of a fusion between rock and rap, I'm not sure. 11B is a ter