Mary Sue is the new foot binding.If you don't know what foot binding is, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_bindingMary Sue is the new foot binding.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why do I draw a comparison between these two? I will explain why.
Foot binding is a classic example of a sexist practice where women are limited, quite literally and in a physical sense, to the point of serious disabilities in order to live up to a certain image of feminine beauty. A notion, if you will, of what females should be. The usage of the Mary Sue term works the same way.
Yes, I know what Gary Stus are, and yes, I know they exist. However, in the case of most male characters, it's far more acceptable to make them strong/intelligent/cunning/resourceful/capable or even more than one of these.
For female characters, this is not so. The second they show themselves to be even slightly above average in any kind of way, no matter how well-balanced they are otherwise, they're termed Mary Sues. It becomes unacceptable to even think, for one second, that female fictional charact
I'M BACK!Or not.I'M BACK!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Purging this account was more exhilarating than I expected. Mainly because it reminds me of how badly I played and broke the game known as deviantART. Really though.
Let's look at the interesting fact that I've been on the front page more times than I can count on my hands and toes and I've received 3 daily deviations as well as seniority. All for the price of being a major dick who picks just the opportune moments to pretend to have a heart [which I don't, by the way. Not for a crowd of posers looking to reap the benefits of being a follower].
Admittedly, you're all not like that--in fact a good many of you are great people trying to improve yourselves as artists. But then there are those morons who do nothing but follow. Followers who enjoy sitting there and vacantly hoping someone notices you. They won't. Unless you're amazing beyond comprehension--but most of you aren't. Sorry, it's true. I have had countless people noting me and asking me to advertise for them or they'll s
2012 Summer Contest! (Deadline Extended!):iconpiper1plz::iconmarina1plz::Iconsaysplz:Hey guys, this is a new summer contest with GREAT prizes!2012 Summer Contest! (Deadline Extended!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is draw two HUMAN characters doing a summer activity!
There can be photography and literature!
Link your art to us so I can put it in an folder for the contest
The deadline is August 20th, 2012
No mature content!!!
We accept new AND OLD art!
Only ONE entry per person
It MUST BE DRAWN (written, or captured) by you! No bases, no exceptions! Thanks~ (Collabs are also okay, but ask first)
VIEW ALL ENTRIES HERE: http://aquadopts.deviantart.com/favourites/50914757
[Bullet; Red] 1 Month Premium, or 396 [Points] from us!
[Bullet; Orange] A journal feature from us!
[Bullet; Black] 10 favs from us!
900 point giveaway! Results!Results are in!!900 point giveaway! Results!6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First place getting 500 points is
Second place getting 300 points is
Third place getting 100 points is
And because so many people took part I'm giving one more prize of 100 points to a randomly selected person which is
Thanks very much to everyone who took part, I hope to do this again sometime, maybe at my next watcher milestone, whatever that may be Stay tuned for more from me but for now thank you and goodnight
Just refreshing this as I realized none (Or very few) of my watchers have taken part, it has been almost entirely newcomers! I wondered if maybe this journal had suffered the "Unable to display" thing that has been happening to people lately?
EDIT: Updated rule number 2 so it's clearer.
To celebrate reaching 100 watchers I thought I'd do a giveaway! :iconlachoirplz:
Fairy Wings Tutorial is up!BackstoryFairy Wings Tutorial is up!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I rushed a pair of fairy wings for my little cousin (She's in Grade 1) to wear on Halloween. It all started when I was over at their house for Thanksgiving (Canadian) and she wanted to show me her costume. She pulled out the typical glittery fairy costumes you get at The Disney Store. The dress was quite pretty with a bit of renaissance flair. I asked where the wings were. She looked down in disappointment and said they were broken.
T__T They broke? She didn't wear the costume yet for halloween and it was already broken?! How can something marketed for rambunctious children get broken so easily? No matter, super awesome cousin Vickybunnyangel will save the costume! I hastily said I'd make her a new pair of wings, because her sad face kind of broke my heart.
I could've just made a pair of simple wings out of panty hose stretched over coathanger or something, but then that wouldn't be me. No, I wanted to make my cousin a FAIRY QUEEN and all the little kids will be jealous of he
* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *UPD:* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winner of the lottery is tsuaii
I want to thank all the participants I appreciate your support and kind words a lot!
I don't expect there will be such many wishing, and I will make such raffle again in future, so good luck next time
Have a nice day, everyone!
I want to tell all my watchers thank you so much for what they followed me, for your kind comments and support!
Thank you very much, I really appreciate you!
So now I want to make a LOTTERY where you can win a free color portrait!
How to enter:
FAV this journal (you will automatically receive a number)
Comment this journal - with link on your character/fanart that you would like me to do if you win
You have to be my watcher ^^
*The lottery will end on August 17
Winner will receive a drawing from me like this:
Cupcake Commissions; Order InfoThe least you can expect to pay for one of my custom pixel cupcakes is 40 (¢50). here are examples and prices. Prices are likely to vary depending on how much detail is put into your cupcake, and how much time I spend on it. If you only have 40 on your account, please don't order a cupcake that's likely to cost 100. Thanks. :]Cupcake Commissions; Order Info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
these examples should help you determine what you can expect to pay for your order.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT 80 IS EQUAL TO $1.
IMYC-SekseeDragoness .:2:. by valokilljoy :thumb196504556:
highly custom, determined by work put in.
for more examples of my work, either view my cupcake folder, or my album on imag
3rd Contest: Crossover PoniesThe votes are in*, and our third contest theme is: Crossover Ponies!3rd Contest: Crossover Ponies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can either put the show's pony in another story universe, or bring a character from your favorite movie, TV show, game, comic, book, etc. into Equestria in pony form. Please include a link to the other source of the crossover (especially if it's not widely known).
The contest ends FEB. 15th 2013. Because most people have school and holiday time-soaks, you're getting a little more time to finish your entries.
1. You can enter as often as you like, however you will only win one prize.
2. You may use previously made plushies.
3. Entries must be your own work. You can NOT enter store bought plushies (including modified ones), or plushies you have commissioned from other artists.
4. You must be a member of this group to participate & vote.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Make sure "MLP Plushie Contest" is in the title of your submission.
2. Link to a picture of the pony you're updating.
3. Submit dire
The Savage Beauty of Gears of War:icontechgnotic:The Savage Beauty of Gears of War3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: Interviews subject to "interruptions" due to "disturbances"
beyond the dA video crew’s control.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an artist working on one of the world’s hottest shooter games inside the HQ of one of the world’s most respected videogame development companies? Ever dream of imagining and creating the alien landscapes and the superheroes and monstrous creatures who inhabit them?
These exclusive interviews only from deviantART at Epic Games HQ with Gears producers Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson and Gears artists Chris Perna, Wyeth Johnson, Shane Caudle and the rest of the Gears artists gang reveal what it takes to make a team of sorcerers to conjure, capture and render pure mayhem for our videogame rapture. They deliver insight into what their journey was like from when they first realized that art was their only life path and travel
80 Points Giveaway and Art Features(winner(Closed) Hello! The winner is :iconsteffisch1:80 Points Giveaway and Art Features(winner(Closed)2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconsparklesplz:Watcher's Feature! :iconsparklesplz:
Adoptable (Closed) by Crystal-MintBS: Mikhail by CionKeiastaMother Of Stars by TheBirthdayMuffin
Art Trade Mimi Bun Tan by Kiyomi--HimeBrook inktober: #4 by ElenaDeNardBloody by BloodyDarkSanityBeach by SeeUtheVocaloid
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 75malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 751 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 75
People and Portraits
The Right Track
seaside rendezvous - molyvos.4
Roses n thorns
Queen of Versailles
Project: Satisfy 1,000 Deviants.Hello and welcome to my Project fellow deviants.Project: Satisfy 1,000 Deviants.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll get straight to the point. I have started a Project which is called "Satisfy 1,000"
What is the Project about?
The aim of the project is to collect 1,000 Points by the end of this year. When the amount gets collected it will be distributed to 1,000 fellow deviants.
What I want is, to help other deviants experience the joy of receiving points. There are many deviants who would just love to receive a single point. Instead of giving away points to please 10-50 Deviants why not make everyone happy? Instead of making a contest or giveaway why not just make everyone feel that they've won something? The joy of receiving points is great, I've experienced it and that's why I want people to feel that same joy of receiving points.
How can we help you?
You can help me with the Project by donating Points, I currently have 7,500 Points.
Any amount of points is appreciated and welcome. I hope that before 2013, I with the help of everyone here can
400 Point Giveaway (COMPLETED)Hello Fellow Deviants!400 Point Giveaway (COMPLETED)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to do my 1st and hopefully continues point giveaway.
The way this will work.
#1) Please watch -- but only if you enjoy my work (not a requirement to practicpate in the draw) Its highly encouraged though but wont increase chances of winning cause that's a random draw.
#2) Fav this journal.. That is a requirement because I will use it to pool in the participants into a draw.
#3) Read the first 2 rules.
The countdown will work based on entries when we have 125 Favs to this journal that means 125 participants. Will start a 48 Hour Count Down to the Draw.. At 48 Hours.. Will close participation and update journal with everyone name and number! Everyone who is in the draw will be posted on here with a #.. There is no secret way to the numbers.. I'll just pull all the names and assign 1 - 2 - 3 etc..
After the names have been posted 2 Draws will be done using Random.Org. I will Screen Shot them so that people will see that this took place. At specific time and
Forum Features #35 - August: Cake!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers!Forum Features #35 - August: Cake!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article.
The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!
Featured Forumer of the Month: Deadly-Tea-Party.
selected by :devastra
Mara's Contest - info & prizes updatedWell....not really I just called it that so the song would get stuck in your head for the rest of the day :icontrollfaceplz:Mara's Contest - info & prizes updated3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What kind of contest is this, then? It's the kind where I shamelessly bribe you to draw my OCs in exchange for swag! But before we get to the delicious bait of my artistic trap, let's have a look at the rules and characters...
(je peux uploade une version francophone pour le concours si tu ne comprends pas cette version. Envoyez-moi une note).
Your entry must include one or more of Acaciathorn's OCs (more details just below).
You can use any art medium - digital, traditional, sculpture, photo manipulation, 3-D render, whatever - as long as it follows rule number one. You cannot, however, submit poetry or prose. Sorry!
You can enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want. just don't hurt yourself
Follow basic Deviantart etiquette: no art theft or traces, please!
Free Key Giveaway # 5 - CLOSED EDIT: WINNER IS #491! THE KEY WILL GO TO :iconDJEZC:Free Key Giveaway # 5 - CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #5 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #6!
Free Key Giveaway
Each week we will be giving away 1 key for free to say thanks for all the support.
So what do you have to do to win one?
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE POSTING
Just post on this journal. Post anything you want. Say hello, tell us a joke, give us a funny plz account. Anything.
From when we post this journal, you'll have 24 hours to put your name here.
Please only comment once. If you comment twice, you will be disqualified.
We'll count up how many people commented and then we'll use the random number generator to pick a number: http://www.random.org/
We start from oldest comment first (#1), and the person whose number is generated will g
100 Watchers Raffle [Closed] (Winner!)so the winner is....100 Watchers Raffle [Closed] (Winner!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratz to the winner! > v <
I will give the points by myself, please sent your OC reference to me and the other.
Thank you to all participants! Maybe after this I will make a raffle again~ c:
UPDATED MORE PRIZES!~ > v <
:iconasdfghplz: I just has reached 100 watchers!~ ;u; Thank you everyone~
As rewarded I make a raffle~ //kicked
Fav this journal.
Must be watch
March 3rdWell, yes. I am alive. I'll keep this quick as I need to get more drawings done and I have little time these days.March 3rd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for your patience and encouragement during my time away. These movies can really take a lot of attention. But I'm happy to report it's going well.
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
Weekly ShareZone FeatureAlways Busy!Weekly ShareZone Feature2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel like I am finally getting busier again, which is good! I don't do well with an idle mind... I like to have things to occupy my time. I finished editing the engagement shoot photos late last week and showed them to my friend and her fiance. Thankfully, they LOVE THEM! That's a huge weight off my shoulders. I wasn't sure if they would since I hadn't done this sort of thing before. But I had a lot of fun. I can see a lot of things to improve on and got some advice from friends here that I'll be sure to take into account next time.
On the subject of photography... I got my first Daily Deviation EVER yesterday. I'm really excited about it, mostly because it's from my favorite photography category: macro. Thank you so, so much to MarcosRodriguez for selecting it. It means a lot (I promise, this is the last time I'll tag your name and thank you now, haha)!
But... that DD gave me the buying bug. I really want a macro lens The one thing I miss about my bridge camera
CONTEST FOR 200 points(the winner is..)I would like you to illustrate me in the suit/poses below in the best way you can. Surprise me. Deadline would be on February 28. The winner will be chosen by me. There must be at least 10 entries so that the contest will be pursued. Good luck to all!CONTEST FOR 200 points(the winner is..)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
requirement to Join:
watch and give me a llama
Send me the link after you're done..
references of me:
Boris Airay x ReaderThis is just something cute so sorry if Boris is OOC...Boris Airay x Reader2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hey (name)!" You heard the cheery voice of your best friend getting closer and closer behind you. A few seconds later there is a soft, pinkish-purple tail wrapped around your waist. "I missed you!" Boris' face appears inches from yours and your (color) eyes lock with his amber orbs. There is a brief moment of silence before he embraces you suddenly. Your arms are sticking out awkwardly, not quite sure where to go. A light rose color dusted across your cheeks. "U-uh Boris? What's going on?" He looks at you sternly. "Don't leave me behind, ever. Please, stay with me here!" He pleaded with those kitten-eyes of his, oh how you couldn't resist that look. "Why would I ever leave you behind? More importantly, why would you worry about this now?" You tilt your head to the side and your (color) hair falls down over your shoulder. "(name), I just don't want you to leave." Boris looks down at the cobblestone and he kicks a pebble around. "I
Door of Hell ContestUpdate: 21th April 2012Door of Hell Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Door of Hell Top 10
Update: 21th April 2012
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1200 POINTS GIVE AWAY !!! [CLOSED]1200 POINTS GIVE AWAY !!! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DECIDING THE WINNERS
TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE WAITING FOR THE WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED, i want to tell that there were way too many people entered so it will take me some more time to decide who to give the points to ! I guess around end of the month i'll send the points to the winners ! Thanks to all the people who entered and good luck !
1200 give away !!
[ 3 of my works + commenting them ]
[+fav] this journal
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