How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
Do you see what happens Larry?!Easily one of my favorite scenes. Ever.Do you see what happens Larry?!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wanna play Minecraft Survival Games? *OVER*Just enter this IP address eu17.mcsg.in into the multiplayer server list and join up! The room can hold 24 and we need 12 to play! Entirely automatic. Come on in!Wanna play Minecraft Survival Games? *OVER*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks guys! That was a lot of fun
If you still want to play, the server is 24/7 and automatically resets so... have fun!
You know what would make Transformers better?If they got rid of all the robots and made them wolves.You know what would make Transformers better?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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You're Not Married to England. Accept it!Watch this video so you know what the hell I'll be talking about today. Headphones won't help. Your ears will bleed.You're Not Married to England. Accept it!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If your too lazy to watch the video (smart person) than don't worry, I'll be going through it.
'I'm making a Youtube video to talk about all the haters that hate on me.'
Alright. Telling you to stop using crappy bases is being a hater.
Telling you you're not 'kawaii' is a hater.
Telling you that you're not married to England is being a hater.
Telling you that England isn't real is being a hater.
We're the idiots here right?
'Seriously. You're all a bunch of stupid bakas.'
Way to butcher the Japanese language! Because the only thing they say in Japan is 'konnichiwa' (correct me if it's wrong), 'kawaii', 'desu', and 'b
The Gates are OpenHello, tournament goers.The Gates are Open3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The invitations have been sent, the call has rung over the dimensions, and the summons seek those who will aid us. The Wall has opened it's doors.
You may now begin your journey to The City and your quest to heal the Wall.
AUDITIONS ARE OPEN. They will start from today, January first and CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 27TH
PS- The final judge, due to a couple complications, has not yet finished their intro comic, but it should be up within the week if you would like to wait for them to post. They WILL have an intro
An FAQ Will also be up within the week.
A message to ~Charliebear97If you are going to lie, then please shut down google first.A message to ~Charliebear971 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yours = http://charliebear97.deviantart.com/art/Vitani-372805197
Literally the first image.
Although I will say that I am sorry for responding rather unprofessionally, I will not however apologize for the content of my work. Like personal taste for what makes good and what is acceptable art, there is a line between pin-up and porn. To you anything showing cleavage instantly constitutes porn, you even said that in a piece with an uncovered breast from the side was not porn, even though this is technically more perverse.
In a tizzy rage you did not see the satire of what I did on your deviation, my comment was hyperbolic, but it is somebody's opinion. To you two teenagers kissing is innocent and cute, but to somebody else this is a precursor to teenage sex and underage porn. This person is insane no doubt, but what I deem oversexed i
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series1 year ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!ATTENTION-12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners of the contest are:
:iconEmmersDrawberry: is the winner of the 12-Month Premium Membership. I will be contacting you shortly. Please tell me if you want your prize delivered in points or not!
:iconryuuchan4: is the winner of the 250 points.
:iconyoruzena: is the winner of the 150 points.
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
And to those who did not win... no worries! I will be holding another contest within the next day or two so stay tuned for your chance to win points/premium membership!
Yes. You heard it right! I'm giving away a 12-month Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or any others that I may have, please watch me.
At the end of the giveaway the winners will be
Godzilla, Smaug, and Titans - OH MY!UPDATE #1: And so it REALLY begins...several brief but very neat viral videos related to "Godzilla 2014" (just go with my temporary nickname here please) have popped up online, connected to the film's fictional M.U.T.O. element. M.U.T.O. appears to be a military organization that handles giant monsters, or at least that's my personal theory, as its obviously its no longer the name of one of the film's newer Kaiju.Godzilla, Smaug, and Titans - OH MY!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know how to embed YouTube videos themselves into DeviantART journals, so just check out the collected videos at io9's Morning Spoilers (scroll down in the link below):
And yes...in a few hours, the official teaser trailer will premier across the internet, which has even gotten the usually flippant newspaper USA Today a buzzing:
ERMAHGERD PACIFIC RIM HNNNNNG.Update - My plans for fan art have been shattered. I don't think anything I could do would come close to :icondrbuffalo:'s amazing vision.ERMAHGERD PACIFIC RIM HNNNNNG.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My initial impressions -
- Definitely a lot of "buzz words" and "posing" by the lead actors, which is to be expected in a film of this type.
- I found the opening monologue a little cheesy and kinda' weak, but the speech by Idris "The Sexual Warlord" Elba was pretty damn cool.
- Man, now THAT'S how you make/film giant CGI robots. The "Bayformers," while having a handful of decent moments, are all such incomprehensible piles of metal and shrapnel that it just makes for bad overall aesthetic. The Jaegers do it right - broad colors, recognizable humanoid shapes, and ROCKET PUNCHES. It'll be interesting to see what kind of different powers and attacks each robot brings to the table.
- And as for the monsters...
GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH update - new monster!UPDATE! Check this page for the first issue solicitations...and a NEW MONSTER IS REVEALED for the first issue!GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH update - new monster!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So...yeah, this happened
Chris Mowry and I are teaming the hell up to bring you GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH.
It's a crazy monsteriffic romp through a new world where monsters vie for territorial dominance. And yes, to re-emphasize, I'll be doing covers AND interiors. I'm also helping our scribe a bit with the story
It's really a thrill to finally be doing interiors on not only an ongoing series, but a GODZILLA series at that! Color me tickled pink!
Expect some really amazing monster battles, some twists and turns, some great characters, and plenty of juicy G-Fan nods and goodness!
And yes, PLEASE go out and preorder this!
"Hey Look At This" Feature Time!Today's Theme: Is it hot in here, or is it just you?"Hey Look At This" Feature Time!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Soaking up knowledge by JayManney4Life :thumb286406863:
Hope your night stays hot and steamy, DA!
Remember to hop over to :iconDA-delicacies: if you're ever bored
A New Monster Battle Game?Hey guys - what if somebody, somewhere, was talking about the next big monster fighting game? And we needed YOUR help?A New Monster Battle Game?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the thing - with Kickstarter blowing up everywhere, and crowd-sourcing becoming viable, we could get Kaiju fans everywhere to pool their money, and get a game made. Not just any game, though! A game that exactly conforms to what WE, the fans who would pay for it, would want in a Kaiju battle game.
This isn't just idle speculation - Chris Mirjahangir, filmmaker from LA, got in touch with Simon Strange, the mastermind behind the last three Godzilla fighting games. After bringing me in, we all jumped onto Skype, and started banging around about what it would take to create a new, high-profile kaiju battle game. Turns out, "what it would take" is very dependent upon what we, the fans, would be willing to pay for.
So, in all seriousness, and FOR REALS I put out this question: What would you like to see in a new Kaiju battle game, and
Daily Literature Deviations for October 15th, 2012Daily Literature Deviations for October 15th, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Grou
Literature Gallery RestructureUPDATED GALLERY STRUCTURE - APRIL 4Literature Gallery Restructure1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you haven't browsed Literature lately, it's a mess. Sure, some of it comes from people whose work truly transcends genres (ever read the Library of Congress classification for Gravity's Rainbow?) and some of it comes from how people choose to interpret certain genres (godsdamnit, 'dark' is not the same as 'horror'! No, this gallery hasn't existed in ~6 years. Stop judging me).
But a lot of it comes from people having trouble navigating the galleries.
Based on your feedback and more backroom discussion, we've reupdated things! Please keep in mind that a lot of discussion went into the updates, so when you do get mad about them do it with the assumption that there's a reason behind this
All galleries will accept text and PDF submissions unless otherwise specified.
Characters & Settings
The original divisions of Contemporary, Historical, and Sci-Fi & Fantas
RIP Robin SachsThis has been going around on tumblr, so you're there, you probably already heard. If not, I figured I should make a post about it here as well. Robin Sachs, passed away on February 1st. He also voiced Seneschal Varel, Lord Pyral Harrowmont, Murdock and a lot of other people in Dragon Age as well as everybody's favorite bad ass mercenary Zaeed.RIP Robin Sachs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Farewell, and have fun at the bar.
Daily Literature Deviations Color Contest ResultsCOLORS CONTEST RESULTSDaily Literature Deviations Color Contest Results9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Update: The Colors Contest Results are Finally In!!!
OK, yes, it has been quite awhile since this contest ended. There have complications outside the current DLD administration's control which lead to some of the delay - the rest of the time: procrastination. In any case, better late than never, right?
Anyway, here are the winners:
The color of betrayal by jamberry-song
A Fat Female Superhero - Half WayWe've reached the halfway point for entries in the Fat Female Superhero contest. I must say, I am amazed at the support and commentary for such an event. I think that most people have realised that it's not about winning a prize, but about challenging the accepted norms of the industry and creating characters that we want to see represent us.A Fat Female Superhero - Half Way2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With such a loose contest structure, accepting any strong female protagonist who defies body conventions, I'm amazed at the diversity that has sprung up in the entries. I didn't want to constrain artists and have them create something that only I define as "fat". It was up to YOU to decide what the word "fat" and "fit" mean.
And really, "fat" is such a curious, loaded word. To many, it is an insult. "You're too fat." But everyone has fat. Some have a little, some have a lot. Some peopel interpreted the "fat female superhero" as someone who is overweight or obese. Some saw her as simply someone who has fat deposits on her body that exist outside he
Exclusive Jurassic World Poster !!!!!Source: JPlegacy.orgExclusive Jurassic World Poster !!!!!5 days ago in Personal More Like This
Jurassic World exclusive poster revealed at Comic Con!
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:53 (Eastern)
Today, Colin Trevorrow Tweeted a poster of Jurassic World for San Diego Comic Con. The poster will be released at San Diego Comic Con, and will be available in 'Limited Quantities'. The artist for the poster is Mark Englehart.
The official Jurassic World twitter page posted more information on how to get these posters here.
The poster shows a Velociraptor crouching over a downed Jeep in the middle of the Jungle. Below it, can also be seen it's nest inside the Jeep. Behind the raptor, can
how to revise poetryThere a decent number of very talented poets on dA and, if you’re willing to dig hard enough, you can find some truly excellent work.how to revise poetry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you’re not willing to dig hard, but you still browse around casually in some of the better administered groups, you’ll likely stumble upon a few excellent works and a good number of good works that impress you but that don’t quite make the top grade.
And if you just browse around the poetry on dA, giving no effort to separate the good from the bad, a too-large percentage of what you’ll come across is what I call Conceptually Reductive Adolescent Pettiness, or CRAP for short.
The secret to writing better poetry, whether you’re a beginner or a frequently published poet, is in how well you revise. Like most creative things, a great poem is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. The problem with really bad poetry is that it’s neither inspired or well ed
Shrek is love Shrek is life:iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz: :iconshrekplz:Shrek is love Shrek is life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
>I was only 9 years old
>I loved Shrek so much, I had all the merchandise and movies
>I pray to Shrek every night before bed, thanking him for the life I've been given
>"Shrek is love" I say; "Shrek is life"
>My dad hears me and calls me a faggot
>I know he was just jealous of my devotion for Shrek
>I called him a cunt
>He slaps me and sends me to go to sleep
>I'm crying now, and my face hurts
>I lay in bed and it's really cold
>A warmth is moving towards me, I feel something touch me
>I am so happy
He whispers into my ear "This is my swamp."
>He grabs me with his powerful ogre hands and puts me down onto my hands and knees
>I spread my ass-cheeks for Shrek
>He penetrates my butt-hole
>It hurts so much b
RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners RIFTRIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners3 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Robocop 2.0The Robocop reboot was one of the few acts of lazy plagiarism that I wasn’t really bothered by, and was in fact looking forward to.Robocop 2.06 months ago in Personal More Like This
“WHAAAT?!” I hear some cry. “You can’t mess with a classic!”
To them I ask: Have you watched the original recently?
Unlike, say, Ghostbusters (1984), the original Robocop has not aged well, mostly because it was a satire and satirical comedy/comedy based on popular culture tends to date very quickly.
Also, because of the limitations of special effects at the time: Peter Weller now looks decidedly goofy clomping around “future” Detroit in that clunky costume. I’ve no idea how restrictive it was, but I’ve a sneaking suspicion that he took the Anthony Daniels approach to playing a robot and made a point of moving like the Tin Man in a monsoon.
The reboot has ditched the satirical slant of the original and become a character-based drama. Those hoping for a repeat of the ‘87