Nightly Frights: The Very First Horror MovieNightly Frights: The Very First Horror Movie3 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)2 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
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#7)#7: The Count Sleeps OverTop 13 Sesame Street Scares (#7)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So one night, the Count decides to sleeps over with Bert and Ernie—and no, they’re not sleeping over for “that” reason! Get your mind out of the gutter!
Bert lets the Count sleep in his bed while he sleeps in the living room, allowing the Count to sleep with Ernie. (In separate beds! I said get your mind out of the gutter!)
Anyway, the Count has a hard time sleeping, so Ernie suggests that he counts sheep. The Count does exactly that—and being the Count, he can’t stop counting sheep.
His counting, laughter, and sudden bursts of thunder and lightning keep poor Ernie up all night, making it so that neither of them do much sleeping. (Because the Count is keeping him awake with his counting. Sheesh! What is your deal?!)
That skit didn’t seem t
My Top 13 Scariest Nostalgic Moments (#5)The original Indiana Jones trilogy is one of the most beloved adventure movies of all...My Top 13 Scariest Nostalgic Moments (#5)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
…ah, screw it! It's the "Kali Ma" scene from Temple of Doom.
#5: Kali Ma scene from Temple of Doom
Admit it! As soon as I mentioned Indiana Jones, this was the scene that came to your mind. How can it not be? It's the most infamous scene from the entire series.
You know it. I know it. Everyone else knows it. This is the scariest Indiana Jones scene ever.
We all know it by heart. Literally!
Indy and friends are sent to investigate the case of several missing children from an Indian village when they stumble across a cult for the Indian goddess of Death, Kali, which sacrifices human beings in the most gruesome way imaginable: by tearing their still-beating hearts out of their chests.
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:
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.7 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)
Fake itOne of the best pieces of advice I've ever received has been "fake it till ya make it." I took it to heart.Fake it2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I was a good artist before I was. I acted like a professional before I was. I put out my first instructional video before I started working professionally. I was working professionally when I didn't know what I was doing. I acted like an extrovert when I was an introvert. I acted like a businessperson when I hadn't made a dime. I acted like a marketer when I hadn't sold anything.
Continue reading on my blog... http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/fake-it/
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.
My DA Storysaben...si supiera inglés lo haría en "multilenguaje" pero no puedo, y eso de usar google translator es una basura... aparte que pone cosas que no corresponden... como sea, hago esto por que me llamó la atencion, y por que es el cumpleaños de esta pagina... creo que ni en youtube hacen estas cosas xDMy DA Story4 months ago in Personal More Like This
bueno....se que odian leer, asi que vamos a los dibujos >_>
[como sea...lo escribiré igual]
Todo comenzó hace....2 años? si... hace 2 años, tenia una cuenta en deviantart, y la usaba, incluso subi algunos dibujos, pero luego se algunos traumas por encontrarme con exceso de fangirls de cierta serie... decidí por abandonar el sitio... luego de un tiempo, entré a una pagina que no va al caso con esto, pero me había entrado el interés por dibujar.
había empezado con un comic que hasta el día de hoy sigue sin continuarse....la idea sigue en mi cabeza, pero por falta de motivación nunca lo termin
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
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.
Fur Affinity Sept 2012 - you deserve all the lolsI'm going to skip the rant and the preach and go right for the throat.Fur Affinity Sept 2012 - you deserve all the lols2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you use Fur Affinity as your primary art submittal site, actually pay attention to what goes on with the community there, and you still have your primary artwork there, then you deserve everything that happens to your images. The site is run by scum, they have inconsistent rules, and when financial backers come calling they start mass bannings until the people funding them are happy. I've written about their incompetence before, and I'm not rehashing that, but let me propose this one thing.
When the financiers of FA called up a few weeks ago, they were upset at all the cub porn (read child porn) on the site. To keep on the good graces of the powers that be, they started mass banning and deleting images from all the sonic artists that draw porn on their site. A community outcry went out against this change in the User Policy (or something), and then all of a sudden the site experiences a massive crash a
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 Music Memekadvas tagged me in this music meme challenge and it ended up being really fun! This is the original post of the meme template:The Music Meme1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I picked the KPs for this challenge and envisioned what they would do if a particular tune started playing.
While this meme was difficult to do (because you can only draw within the time frame of the song that's playing), some ridiculous, fun ideas came out of it. Judge all you want on my song choices, my iTunes has tracks since I was in middle school so there's lots of anime and video game OSTs, JPOP, and others.
(I had a feeling one of the songs was going to be a silly track and it happened to be the LAST ONE.)
Now tagging friends:
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.
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
Doll Makeup Commissions Info- Materials I use:Doll Makeup Commissions Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
watercolor pencils (Staedtler, 36 colors), pastels (Faber-Castell, 24 colors), 6 brushes (Milan, 6, 2/0, 5/0, 2, 2 and 9), pencil eraser, "magic eraser" (sponge), nail polish remover (Claire's), Pearl Ex Powder (8 colors), water, latex gloves, ecolocic thinner Dipistol, Tamiya gloss and Citadel purity seal.
- What kind of dolls I paint?:
BJDs and plastic dolls (monster high, bratz, barbie etc),
All my makeup works will cost $15 or 1500 per head independent of the doll
I won't do refunds, so please be sure before sending me the payment for a makeup work.
- What difference there are between custom dolls and commissions, and why does the price variate?
Custom dolls are dolls I buy myself to repaint and sell them on Etsy. They are more expensive because I have to cover expenses and get some profit.
Commissions are a makeup service for other people's dolls. They send me their own dolls (or
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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5%If you're reading this now, it means you're roughly in the 5%. Most people who go online to read about comics will end up reading previews and "top 10" lists--subjects we all, or course, enjoy. But the articles/blogs that critically analyze our industry are usually only read by two types: people in the biz whom are affected by this stuff, and the few readers who are interested in reading more than word balloons when it comes to comics.5%3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm not knocking people who don't care to read these articles. All readers are contributing to the industry with their buying power, and I'm thankful for them, even if they're not in the 5%. I admit, if I had a normal 9-5 job and a boss that was kicking my ass 5 days a week, I might not have the tolerance for these sorts of articles either.
That being said, I think we need more of these articles/blogs written from different points of view--more from creators especially. The 2010s will likely be r
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
Nightly Frights: The Turkey Is In The OvenNightly Frights: The Turkey Is In The Oven3 months ago in Personal More Like This
As with last year, I will be sharing some of my favorite urban legends that creeped me out as a kid.
On that note, have you heard the urban legend about the babysitter who kept receiving disturbing phone calls asking her to check the children upstairs, only to learn from the police that the phone calls were coming from inside the house?
Of course you have! And that’s why I’m not sharing that urban legend.
Instead, I want to share a story about a babysitter that is far, far more disturbing—a legend where the babysitter is actually the aggressor rather than the innocent victim.
Stop me if you heard this before.
A couple decides to enjoy a dinner date on their own and leaves their month-old infant in the care of a teenage
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