Nightly Frights: The Very First Horror MovieNightly Frights: The Very First Horror Movie5 months ago in Personal More Like This
To kick off “Blame The Fright” month, I’ve decided to start by sharing the very first horror movie ever. Coincidentally enough, it’s also one of the very first movies, period. First released in January 25, 1896, the movie is a French film known in English as “The Arrival of the Mail Train.”
I know what you’re thinking: how is a 50-second clip of a train pulling into a station considered a horror flick? Well, it’s because the “horror” part of the film was very much unintentional.
Admittedly, this film is passé by today standards. Heck, most of you could probably film a more entertaining video clip with your camera phone of your cat doing something cute or crazy and then post it on Vine!
But that’s the thing: video is a common thing in our modern world. That wasn
Nightly Frights: Russian Sleep ExperimentNightly Frights: Russian Sleep Experiment1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you unfamiliar with the internet, creepypasta are scary stories that are circulated through the internet, usually through discussion forums or e-mail.
The term "creepypasta" is a variation of "copy and paste" and derives from the viral nature of these stories, how they are spread by copying and pasting them.
I love creepypasta and actually consider some of them to be creepier than most horror movies. And I feel there's a good reason for that.
While horror movies are created by big media companies for the sake of raking in profit, stories such as creepypasta or "urban legends" are much more organic, deriving from the imagination of a single person and achieving notoriety by being spread from person-to-person through personal correspondence.
While horror movies rely on special effects to elicit fear
Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#10)Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#10)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Jim Henson Company
Throughout the years, many of the Sesame Street characters would receive extreme makeovers. This was probably a good thing, as most of their original appearances were, well, less than appealing.
For instance, Oscar the Grouch used to look like this:
And Big Bird used to look like this:
And then there was Mr. Snuffleupagus.
Ah, good old Snuffy! Remember him? He was the cute, adorable, furry elephant-like creature who sounded like Eeyore and looked like a mammoth without tusks.
He was also Big Bird’s best friend who was always conveniently absent wh
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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Watch Me Draw CharizardStuff I SayWatch Me Draw Charizard2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Special thanks to Ruth-Tay for putting this together. I will upload more videos, so make sure to subscribe. I want me one of those youtube partner banners really bad.
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time to reveal my secret identity!i'm batman!time to reveal my secret identity!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
How LMS was born...WARNING: This is a long journal. But if you wish to learn how LMS came to fruition, then please read ahead. I hope you can gather some insight on this for all of you future comic, art, graphic novel, design-book creators. This is how it all went down and how it's come to be and become one of the most amazing aspects of my life.How LMS was born...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have emailed me, noted me, or left comments about how I originally came up with Last Man Standing, my graphic novel. If you are unfamiliar with it, or a new watcher, it is a book that I have spent the past two-to-three years bringing to life. You can visit the official site at: LMS-KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER
Let's start with YEAR ONE.
I was working on a pipe-dream/nightmare project with my producing partner, Stephan, of Section 9 (our company), in 2008 when LMS first came to my head. I was under a situation where I had to produce artwork for, which was to be, a job for Micro
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
Nightly Frights: The Roommate's DeathNightly Frights: The Roommate's Death1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Growing up in the early days of the internet, I was enthralled with Snopes.com and would regularly peruse its pages reading up on urban legends and other quaint and curious volumes of forgotten internet lore.
To this day, urban legends still enthrall me. They have that eerie quality to them where you know in the back of your head that it's all made-up nonsense, but the overall plausibility of the story makes you second-guess as to whether or not it's real.
Which, of course, it was only fortunate that Snopes and its crack team of expert fact-checkers were there to discern these modern myths and determine whether they were fact or fiction.
Most were false. Others were true. And yet the most eerily creepy ones were always those rated undetermined.
All this month, I'll be sharing some of my favorite urban legends, all courtesy of Snopes.
Let's start with a classic:
5 LevelsI've spoken as guest speaker a number of times over the years (come visit me at SCAD Atlanta in January). While I'm not the best or most patient teacher, I think my strength is my pragmatic and blunt approach to the business side of comics. In order to help the students think of a "5 YEAR PLAN" (more on that in an upcoming post), I'll often break down the different page rate levels of comic book artists as a way to help analyze the playing field of our industry. If there's a ladder to success, what's wrong with defining each rung? I imagine such a breakdown helpful for moving up in most any industry, not just comics.5 Levels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 5 LEVELS of comic artists as I see them--NOT based on talent but on page rates, popularity, and the prestige of the titles the artist works on. You might define them differently or have more than just 5, but I find that less-is-more when it comes to people being able to retain information.
Forget Zombies.Britain is currently facing a real epidemic.Forget Zombies.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It started in Northampton earlier in the year and has since spread to a number of other towns and cities around Fair Blighty.
The horrific Northampton Clown was the first. “Patient Zero”, if you will. He would simply….appear. Sometimes he would knock on doors and randomly offer to paint the window frames for the bemused resident (though he never seemed to carry paint or a brush). On another occasion, he emerged from a lake and handed out balloons.
Since this hellish creature first showed up, there have been a deluge of sightings, from right across the country, causing such a degree of distress that the authorities are issuing advice.
Transformation Challenge Semi-FinalistsView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesView EntriesWinnersTransformation Challenge Semi-Finalists8 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
FoE:PH:MO MishmashCombination of skits I've written that I either didn't put up here or haven't previously put up at all.FoE:PH:MO Mishmash3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Psychoshy: "So, why do you all eat together? It's not like there's anything decent to eat that doesn't come prepackaged."
Rampage: "Eh, debatable, but Glory likes to cook so we indulge her. I've got to warn you, though; her cooking is a bit of a minefield, so you have to be careful to pick out the stuff that will kill you bef-"
Psychoshy: "Yeah, yeah, whatever. Look, I'm taking this one." *sits between Rampage and Blackjack and yoinks BJ's plate.*
Blackjack: "Hey, I was eating-"
Psychoshy: *downs a spoonful of something* "Hmm not ba-" *instantly turns full-body green and turns to Rampage with wide eyes, her cheeks bulging*
Rampage: *puts up a hoof and spins Psychoshy in her chair so that she's facing the opposite direction*
Psychoshy: "Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Blaaaaaaaaaaagh! Blaaaaaagh! Huff huff BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!" *falls off her chair and la
Commission Info [PAYPAL OPEN] [POINTS OPEN ] I do: Icons | Chibis: Pixel & CG| Anime Style | Colored SketchesCommission Info [PAYPAL OPEN] [POINTS OPEN ]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: Paypal and Points are OPEN.
NOTE: New stuff under Chibi and Icon sections now available for commissions~!
Just send me a note with the commission form if you're interested and wait for my reply. If I accept I'll add you to my commission list.
I don't really make commission lists (used to have one but its not updated). I make lists via the commission forms (NOTE) I receive and mark them if they're still unfinished. So make sure you send commission forms in a NOTE so I can keep track. This is also the reason why you won't find any commission lists from me. If you'd like an update about your commission, NOTE me. Thank you!
ART TRADE PAYMENT:
If you don't have cash/points on hand, I can also consider art as payment. It's just like a regular art trade.
For example, you want two chibis from me, that means
SNIPPY: die pilot dieIf a Pilot falls dead in the radioactive, frozen wasteland and there is no one around to hear it....do you think Captain would find out it was me?SNIPPY: die pilot die3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Allright. The rage has consumed me entirely too much.
What can I do to relax?
Favorite Submissions of the Week (VII)Glorious seventh week of our feature!Favorite Submissions of the Week (VII)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And sunburned my neck yesterday while working in the farm, it sure burns now!
Anyway, we'll start with Craft this time.
There's a lot of interesting crafts coming in lately, and I can see our craft artists like to add some steampunk element into their designs.
So, April comes and what does this month mean to you? How do you see this specific month?
I'll be creating a new weekly system where you can submit and share us more new stuffs, soon!
Group Feature (15th April 2013)
Steampunk Alice Caterpillar by aurora-boredomalis
Heavy Metal by KsenyaDesign Harrier Jump-Jet Display Model by LacheV Creeper Critter Jenny by Si3art
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.4Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.42 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
OBJECTIVE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND STORY BUILDING
I began working pretty heavily on LMS during the first quarter of 2009. I had now a handful of characters, a rough idea of the story, and a general scope of what I wanted the book to be. To get started, I felt every book should have a theme. Movies do, right?
Spider-Man: Great powers, great responsibility.
Batman: Be more than just a man, a symbol, and be remembered a legend.
Star Wars: The myth of a heroes destiny, and the truth that allows him to be set free.
Who was Gabriel? What type of character or archetype was he? What were his rises and
To the fuckheads butthurt over my 9/11 stampGet the fuck over it, 9/11 wasn't that bad, and I'll tell you why?To the fuckheads butthurt over my 9/11 stamp2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There were events way fucking worse than 9/11, I will give out a few examples:
8,000 casualties happened in the Srebrenica massacre.
25,000 people committed suicide in the US in 2007.
41,000 traffic related deaths happened in 2007.
70,000 casualties happened in the bombing of Nagasaki.
100,000 casualties happened in the bombing of Tokyo.
107,000 Iraq body count, civilian deaths.
150,000 casualties happened in the bombing of Hiroshima.
188,000 casualties happened at the battle of Okinawa.
200,000 people were killed in the Nanking Massacre.
230,000 people died in the Indian Ocean earthquakes.
315,000 people died in the war in Darfur.
750,000 people are projected to die of famine in Somalia this year.
800,000 people were killed in the Rwandan genocide.
1,250,000 people died in the Armenian genocide.
2,200,000 casualties happened in the North Korean Famine.
3,400,000 Soviet POW deaths happened in Nazi camps.
The Lord Does Move In Mysterious WaysDISCUSSING HOW THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH MAY HAVE DONE LIBERALISM A FAVOUR AND GAINED THE COMMUNITY THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS. PLEASE GIVE THIS FIVE MINUTES OF YOUR TIME IF YOU CANThe Lord Does Move In Mysterious Ways2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Homophobia is the third big whammy against discrimination, with racism and sexism being the first and the second. None of them have been totally eradicated (and probably won't ever be) but the signs of improvement over the years are now quite visible. There are far less ethnic supremacists than there ever used to be, there are plenty of women who are more successful than men these days, and in an increasing amount of places in the world gay people are finally getting equal rights. Homosexuality has always been under scrutiny from the church, more than any other body of people, but even that has begun to turn - slowly but surely. Many churches are realising that gay marriage isn't a massive imposition on their particular religion, and that legalising it doesn't even necessarily require them to perform mari
The Stephen King Drinking Game (We All Float!):iconwutplz: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/28239-it#josc470014 :iconballoonseesplz:The Stephen King Drinking Game (We All Float!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have now actually done this.
:iconspidersplz::iconsaysplzh, Good GOD Man, that's been known to KILL people!
1 Shot for the story taking place in Maine (might as well just take this one as the DVD is loading up)
1 Shot for the Monster's origins never being explained (at least in the movies)
1 Shot for the 1-Dimensional Bully with no redeeming values
1 Shot for the same Bully characters seeing Violence & Murder as the only answer
1 Shot for Rednecks
1 Shot for Abusive Assholes
1 Shot for Alcoholics (sadly, the last 3 are often separate, even if they're all rolled into one)
1 Shot for a disappointing or anti-climactic payoff at the end (A SPIDER?!)
1 Shot for the bland or disappointing ending (so his wife's fine. Whoopdeedoo)
And I even took the liberty to throw in my own shots.
1 Shot for "The Magic Negro" (King may have invented this one and it sur
Photo featureThese undervalued photos deserves some attentionPhoto feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Soft by micromeg And winter is coming by xeeshan-ch River Corners by CherishKay Sweet Innocents by CherishKay New York City - Times Square by k-n-8 And it's winter here .. NYC by ZQPhotography Don Det Sunset by shawnstorm apple. by noraok city by The Lake by Ten-Twelve :thumb343658581: Timeless by darkmatter257 Tiger by KieraCampbell Frosty river by quiksilver1971 Butterfly by billomekishkokaulitz Flare by YomnaLoveMeNot winter by ewamickiewicz World of Bokeh by xeeshan-ch 2816 by cagdasyoldas 6964 by cagdasyoldas Saxophonist by Aizenjan Self by agnieszkasadkowska Sunset On The Docks by traitor2000 After A Long Day by traitor2000 All is quiet, all is calm. by The-ThirdEye Twinkle Twinkle by fuffy3 Silent Field by atomiclemon there... by foxIndustry IMG_5830 by Elena-Elendim :thumb191072541: Riding in Winterwonderpolder by Betuwefotograaf :thumb190961240: green-eyed dream by FamiliarLights In a very unusual way. by danodano .arrival of dawn. by SunsetSilence D Maj by prin-arete Snow Walk Sundown by paulblythe
Help BronyCon Documentary go InternationalThanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal of $200,000!!! You all never cease to amaze! We still have a few more days of fundraising left---- if we get even further, the crew will get to film at some European Brony Conventions. If you wanted to contribute and have not yet, please do so now.Help BronyCon Documentary go International3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plus, new casting calls and an art contest! Please read this blog update from our Kickstarter page below....
***please note! Unless specified, the casting calls are looking for anyone who considers themselves a brony whether they are male OR female!!***
We are the 7th most funded film of all time on Kickstarter. We are climbing to the top with 6 days to go. Thank you everyone!
So what's the next goal? International. Once we get to $270k, we'll be adding a big trip to the itinerary. We'll film at the Galacon Convention in Stuttgart,