Yin's Opinion on Pokemon X and YNote: Kinda rushed through this, so sorry in advance for all the grammatical errors. Will be editing throughout the day.Yin's Opinion on Pokemon X and Y2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a couple days since Pokemon X and Y were first revealed to the masses. And while many people were upset about the lack of a Ruby/Sapphire remake, reception has been overall positive. Now that the first day hype is behind us and things have more or less settled down, I'd finally like to give my opinion on the matter while also addressing some of the major complaints about the new games.
I'll start off by saying that I'm incredibly stoked. I've been wanting a fully 3D pokemon game since before Pokemon Black and White, and we've finally got it! True, the cute, little sprites will be dearly missed, but like with every popular franchise, it's time to evolve with the times. Pun intended.
Anyway, let's begin with the starters. There are plenty of mixed feeling about these guys, but I didn't find them nearly as disappointing as the Sinnoh trio, who I still f
OCT 101 (2012) EDITDisclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.OCT 101 (2012) EDIT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FURTHER DISCLAIMER: every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard a lot about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in the slightest. I'd like to apologize for anyone that has had that done to them.
For those who need more information!
"What is an OCT? An OCT, or 'original comic tournament'/'original character tournament' is a sort of contest in which an artist enters a character.
That character is paired off against another artist's charact
Yin's Tradelocke RulesetThis is a nuzlocke rule system I came up with awhile back, but never bothered to write down. It's basically a variation of the popular dual-locke with more emphasis on collaborative play.Yin's Tradelocke Ruleset2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay! First step, find a friend who loves Pokemon and nuzlockes as much as you do.
Got one? Good! Moving on~
You and your friend will need:
A Nintendo handheld system
Compatible Pokemon games (e.g. Platinum & SoulSilver, Black 2 & White, etc.)
A method of trading (link cable, IR, wi-fi, etc.)
Standard nuzlocke rules apply:
Catch only the first pokemon on each route, cave, ocean, etc.
If a pokemon faints, it's dead.
As far as additional rules go, it doesn't matter what you use as long as you and your partner use the same ones.
Now, onto the tradelocke rules:
After every 2 badges, the trainers must pick 3 pokemon to battle each other.
Winner gets to pick one of the opponent's 3 p
ELECTRIC COLLAB ZAP ZAP (1 DAY LEF BLARGHHHHHHH)Month of JanuaryELECTRIC COLLAB ZAP ZAP (1 DAY LEF BLARGHHHHHHH)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This month's type is ELECTRIC :iconlightningplz:
1 DAY LEFT TO SUBMIT THINGS BLARGHIHARG
ALSO DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR NEXT MONTH'S TYPE HERE http://fav.me/d5st4ko
I bet that SHOCKED you
Recap on rules-Anyone can do it. All you have to do is draw your favorite Electric type Pokemon (i'd prefer it be colored), with white/no background. Traditional and Digital are both awesome (but if traditional, make the lineart visible). When you're done just give me a link and you're good! Its okay if two or more people draw the same pokemon! You are allowed to draw multiple pokemon.
You have until the end of January (and a few extra days if you need because i started late this month hurr)
Here is a list of Pokemon that have not yet been drawn, in case you were wondering
Zapdos, Electrike, Magnezone, Frost Rotom, Eelektross, Thundurus Incarnate Forme
Instacheck (easy shiny) is Useless nowNevermind, with Pokemon XY ver.1.2Instacheck (easy shiny) is Useless now1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Instacheck s now useless, so don't use it again
damn, didn't even get the chance to use it
boosting thsi up for you guys!!
reddit post: http://www.reddit.com/r/pokemontrades/comments/1qqfyj/psa_the_shiny_hatcher_community_database_shinies/
the program thread : http://nuggetbridge.com/forums/topic/2793-instacheck-hotspot-a-fast-pok%C3%A9mon-checker-for-xy/
Monoprice Tablet FAQ for Windows 7I will no longer be providing active support in the comment section or through Notes, nor will I be updating the FAQ. I just don't have the time or energy anymore. What you see here is what you get. If you read through it carefully, you should find answers to your problems! If your exact problem is not listed, look for one that is similar!Monoprice Tablet FAQ for Windows 72 years ago in Art Features More Like This
REMEMBER MOST PROBLEMS ARE DRIVER RELATED!
If you are looking for a specific problem but don't want to read through the whole FAQ, press "Ctrl + f" in your browser. This will allow you to search for specific words (like "jitter" or "Paint Tool SAI") in the FAQ.
Got Windows 8? Head over to Jeremy's FAQ for Windows 8! (Note: A fix for Windows 8.1 is now available!) (Note 2: He's not currently trou
Paint Tool Sai Speech Bubbles TutorialFirst you need a new line art layer and to use the vector tools provided. Use the curve tool and edit tool to create your speech bubble shapes.Paint Tool Sai Speech Bubbles Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below in red is where to find the line art layer. Click it to create a new line art or Vector Layer.
On the new line art layer, click four points in a rought squared egg shape like below in the large red square. Use the curve tool to make this shape. The curve tool is marked in a little red box to the left of the image below.
Now select the edit tool. Then from the middle of each point, click and hold then drag outwards to create a new point and deform your shape into a rough circle. You may need to change between your edit options to edit the shape. Translate should be fine to do most of the shaping.
Then you can use the curve tool to ad the speech bubble tail. That's all there is to making speech bubbles in sai. Of course you can draw
My position on Gay marriage and AdoptionMy position on Gay marriage and Adoption2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: This journal is about the Gay marriage. If you do not wish to know or hear my opinion, please do not read.
So today in France was a march against a law that the government wants to create, the "Marriage for everyone". The marchers are putting together that "Marriage for everyone" is going to lead to Adoption for everyone, which would "destroy" the human race and would be against the happiness and well being of the child.
They are saying that a child needs a father and a mother, that otherwise it would be against nature.
I am for Gay marriage. Not in church, obviously, because religion and homosexuality will never agree with each other and I don't see why the church would accept marrying two same sex persons.
But I believe that we are all equal and therefore deserve the same right. In France, there's a thing called PACS, it's like a contract you sign with another person that gives you pretty much almost all the same rights you'd get from getting married with such person
THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT(please no haters (: )PLEASE CHECK OUT PART 2 OF THIS JOURNAL HERE http://trampire.deviantart.com/art/THE-DEVIANTWATCHING-PROJECT-Part-II-325444873THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT(please no haters (: )3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
NPC Event 1: Yuletide ||EDIT||EDIT: The gallery for the event submission's have been opened and can be found right hereNPC Event 1: Yuletide ||EDIT||2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brothers and sisters now lend me your ears
Why do we celebrate this time of year?
Some say those feet did in ancient time
Walk upon pastures much closer to home
Hey and a hey, carol away,
Let's raise the rafters on midwinter's day
Abbots and monks of yestertime
Lay down your books now, and share out the wine
Lay down your quarrels and sheath up your swords
This is no way to worship your lord
Put down your guilt and your unholy fears
Love loves love, and that's all there is
Hey and a hey, carol away,
Let's raise the rafters on midwinter's day
Good tidings and greetings to one and all! Yuletide is upon us and it’s that time of year to slaughter the livestock and pull out the fermented booze to celebrate a year gone by and to prepare ourselves for the next few months to come which may or may not bring famine and star
Everything about LAZES!!!A journal for those ones who watch me for Lazes... Or for those who just like Lazes.Everything about LAZES!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A little anouncement. Laze icons are moved from my front page to this journal. I will update this journal when new Lazes will appear on DeviantArt.
F.A.Q. What's "Laze"?
Lazes are cute cat icons. Many people say that they're taken from a character called Chiyo's Dad from anime "Azumanga Diaoh". Personally, I'm indifferrent to this anime at all and I'm just in love with those cats on icons. And I like to collect them.
How you can help to improve Laze icon movement on DeviantArt
Way First If you know some Lazy Cats which I don't know, please, tell me about them and I'll be very glad. (: Thanks.
Way Second See those Laze emotes, choose the one you like best (+ which doesn't exist on DA yet) and create a PLZ account w
The one thing that mattered..I have lost so much of myself up until now. I believe, when we experience pain, it will eventually leave us...but when it leaves, you're not the same person anymore.. I wonder why I miss the past although the present is 10 times brighter.. I admit, I've lost part of myself, but I'm reviving it now. That fear of "nothing matter" is disappearing...The one thing that mattered..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
because I know there is one thing that mattered 10 years ago.
...that childhood dream has always been on my mind, more than any contentment in this world.
and the the fact that I did't let go, is the reason for my strength.
Now that I'm alone, all I hear are the voices of people reminding me of the difficultly of this life ..and.. words of support from friends and fans.
and.. That one loud voice of my 12-year old self pushing me to keep it all up.
I should probably end this pathetic talk and go back to work.. but
I just want you to wait for me, the reason why I'm taking time, is because of the quality of my
Tardis-inspired tee now available!Tardis-inspired tee now available!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! My t-shirt design "All of Time and Space" (pictured above) is now available to buy HERE on Threadless.com! I would hurry though - it's only been up for two days and is already in danger of being sold out! The shirt is available as a men's regular tee and two girly style tees (regular and boat-neck) and is currently retailing at $20 USD.
BUT, enter the code DECEMBER40 for 40% off your purchase! There's also free shipping for US orders over $49, if you feel like adding a few more shirts to your cart.
I want to thank EVERYONE who voted for this design. It got the highest score ever on Threadless and I'm super happy that it came out right around the Christmas season. Happy Holidays everyone!
New Mentoring Round! + Madrid GPHey all!New Mentoring Round! + Madrid GP5 months ago in Personal More Like This
My first round of mentoring was fun, and I (and my students if they weren't lying) learned a lot.
Based on the experience from those two months, I'm starting a second round of skype teaching.
I'm changing up a few things in order to make the program more effective, and teach more while idling less. It's 1 on 1 teaching via skype screensharing. The duration is 4 weeks with a two hour session each week, focusing on composition, storytelling, color, light, gestures, bodylanguage, perspective, and also including topics a student might specifically wish to cover. Also included in the whole thing will be guidance on working in the field, building a commercially viable portfolio, and critique and overpaints of the student's work!
Prerequisite is high motivation - and I mean high! The workload will be intense.
If you're interested, shoot me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
On another note, I'll be at the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix in Madrid next month, signing cards and doing som
The Pick'N'Mix contest!It's finally here, ladies and gentlemen. After announcing it last week, we're officially releasing our latest contest today.The Pick'N'Mix contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: Once you're done, submit your entries to this Favourites gallery here http://thewrittenrevolution.deviantart.com/favourites/53144079 , or note us with a link to your submission and we'll do it for you! What you have to do is go to the folder we linked just now, click on "suggest a Favourite", then select the deviation from your gallery. Remember to include your dice numbers in your Artist's Comments!
Wooho, I know, right?
We already said in the blog linked above what this contest is about, but we'll do a quick revision for those of you who didn't do their homework. You know who you are.
The basic idea
This contest will have you write either prose or poetry following the guidelines that Lady Randomness w
AMAGAI made it through the prelims for :iconduality-oct: !!! ;uuu;dhkldfbakwflgAMAGA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NPC Event 3: BrinkWelcome to the third event for Duality!NPC Event 3: Brink2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Distract the warriors from finding Milena and/or help her escape
Help the other mages reach the escape routes safely
Set up traps to snare the rangers
Help the younger thieves members to escape safely
[Bullet; Orange] Keep civilian’s at bay and make sure they’re safe (in the near vicinity of the mage academy)
[Bullet; Orange] Secure the perimeter of the academy and make so the Mages don’t escape
[Bullet; Green] Rangers [Bullet; Green]
[Bullet; Green] Disarm traps that have been set up around the Thieves guild
[Bullet; Green] Try to find out where the Thieves are fleeing to
[Bullet; Black] Civilians [Bullet; Black]
[Bullet; Black] Civilian NPCs Whichever one guild you decide to help you gain access to that guild's pokémon typing.
Embed dA Film, Vimeo and Youtube Into Journals!Hello Beta TestersEmbed dA Film, Vimeo and Youtube Into Journals!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been on the wish-list of many a deviant for years, and now it's finally here
That's right, you can now embed your favourite deviantART Films or Vimeo and Youtube videos into your journal!
But How Do I Embed It? I hear you cry
Adding a video is simple!
And we'll do the rest
here's some more examples
If you encounter any bugs, please submit them to the issue tracker under the "Unified Content" project
And stay Devious
How the judges will be scoring and a little noteThe judging is well under way and we've all finished judging the thieves and nearly all finished judging the mages! So we are letting you all know what we each individually are looking for.How the judges will be scoring and a little note2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The criteria's below belong to :iconshoelesscosmonaut:
The first three categories mostly concern the story and plot.
(+) Shows a beginning, middle and end.
(+) Pacing is consistent with both outside story elements and the Round objective being developed.
(+) Shows something beyond the Round objective. Hints of character history, plot, or some sort of dilemma/internal struggle.
(+) Story evokes some kind of emotion in the reader.
(-) Story is rushed, or otherwise incomplete. No resolution.
(-) Plot relies too much and/or too often on luck and circumstance to advance.
(-) Story is confusing and has the viewer re-reading pages in order to make sense of it.
(+) Engaging and in-character interactions.
(+) Motivations for the character are present and believable.
(+) Dialogue feel
Odd Ones Contest - OVERContest has concludedOdd Ones Contest - OVER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well this is a first, didn't think I'd ever do a contest.
this contest will be design a trainer for the Odd Ones nuzlocke universe. Odd Ones is my nuzlocke comic which you can see here:
Reason for this contest (skippable, but can help in your entry knowing the reason this contest was whipped up)
In Odd Ones, Eric won't be the only one gunning for the Elite 4 and collecting badges, I plan on having other trainers going after the same goal, and they'll end up competing with Eric and each other or helping each other out at times depending on the circumstances. The best similarity to what I have in mind are the 11 supernovas in One piece, wide range of character never really met but after same goal and all went through a lot.
I plan on having 5 major trainers including Eric as the Super High Fives, a league of infamous trainers fennel is most worried about and places bountie
NPC Event 2: WakeWelcome to the second event for Duality!NPC Event 2: Wake2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please be sure to read everything carefully since each Guild has two options to pick from for this event; To which you only have to do ONE option, but you can do both if you want, nobody is stopping you.
Just read each one carefully!
This occurs frequently. Psychic pokemon are often drawn to the Academy but not all are interested in learning. It seems we have a group of vandals in our midst again. If you could please make your way to the central library and remove (or catch~) the ones responsible for this mess and get our library back in order.
After the recent influx of applicants for the entrance exam to the Mage Academy supplies are running low, in the potions ingredients as well as general food supplies. Could you please head into town and stock up on supplies?
Once a month, shipments from Anville village pass t
Event 1: The Sixfold BallGood day. Lady Lyra Nightingale of Lochesh speaking. I am here to announce the annual event: the Sixfold Ball. The ball takes place before the tournament begins so the people new to the region of Saros or the faction you have joined may converse with one another as well as the leaders and assistants of the factions. Perhaps you may form lasting bonds: whether friendly or not.Event 1: The Sixfold Ball3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Ball starts at 7 o'clock so don't be late. It will be held in the grand ballroom in my Manor which has plenty of space for you and at least one of your Pokemon, if you so choose. Just be sure to clean up after it or you might just get a surprise visit from a Gengar or two. Feel free to wander the garden outside the ballroom as well.
Due to the nature of the surrounding area, all Ball attendees will stay at the Manor overnight and leave in the morning. Do not leave the Manor grounds after 11 o'clock or you may not ever come back.
And remember: formal attire only. Dates are not required but are recommended.
Join the summer festival -reminder-Join the summer festival -reminder-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: The deadline is almost here, so if you want to join, you should do so now or you might miss it
Summer is approaching, and so it is time for something BIG.
Everyone why don't you join the Summer festival? I'm sitting here all alone right now. And if you can join, could you advertise it on your DA? I want to make this a huge event after all ^^
How to join:
Just draw yourself, your persona or an OC in festive summer clothes.
Are there any limitations?
- Absolutely any character allowed, humans, monsters, gods, demons, animals, ... (yes even ponies -.-"). just dress them up appropriately.
- You don't have to do Japanese clothes, that is just my personal taste, any type of festive clothes is accepted.
-all files should be submitted with a transparent or white background, otherwise it would be a lot of trouble to add them to the complete picture.
- note me with a link to your character after uploading
Update; Deadline set. 1st Place 6000 points!Here is the website to my Contest too! ; http://prismaneko.weebly.com/index.htmlUpdate; Deadline set. 1st Place 6000 points!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- You can submit a drawing for each category. But remember, this doesn't mean you have preference over the persons who draw 1 drawing only.
- Keep it PG-13. Don't go with nudity or sexual stuff.
- Any questions? Note me.
- Do not start drama over this contest. I smell drama queens miles away.
- CONTEST PRIZES MAY RISE UP. Depends on how many people will join.
- Contest newsletter will be getting to the ones who Say. I WANT TO PARTICIPATE. This includes, information if the Prizes change, if more categories are added, if the deadline is extended.. etc.
TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER PLEASE, NOTE ME.
CONTEST DEADLINE ; OCTOBER 1ST 2012.
Note; This contest is still under construction.
EDIT; UPDATED! The prize raised to 6000 and might increase more through time! :3 I've seen a lot of positive responses towards the contest so i decided to add more points! Here goes