#Perler Beads Feature Time Number 1Hello guys & girls it's Cimenord here. Okay it's around my mind for quite sometimes now. I wanted to do a perler beads feature journal where I can show you some of the other people work that I personally think deserve some attention and love.#Perler Beads Feature Time Number 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know if you're gonna like that and wanted more so it's a first time try ;3
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Contest Entries Finally Done!Finally I'm DONE! Now I can finally see the light! :iconfinallyplz:Contest Entries Finally Done!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now here it is,my 2 months of labor! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Ugh,I went through nowhere for two months,being inactive to devianart,designing robots on the computer 24/7,stuck in my small room building part by part with a tiny curious angel as a companion(lol),working all day and night,but now,I think my effort now finally bear fruits!
AS YOU SEE,I BUILT TWO,KICK-ASS ROBOTS WITHIN 2 MONTHS!!! I even have a background tarpaulin with my logo on it!
Man,I really,really hope I,at least win,in any place! Honestly my family admires me at the same time the're MAD at me! (for being so focused only in work not in the family,plus being a power hog for using the computer all day everyday! )
So I hope my efforts didn't go straight to the garbage!
(BTW,Nendo Ikaros,because you als
Megas XLR Revival Project Update!An update for the journal:"XL-Sized Project:Megas XLR Revival Project!!!"Megas XLR Revival Project Update!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh god finally I'm BACK!!! :iconfinallyplz: I been a total shut down from almost one month because someone cut off our wifi connection,even though my mother paying all the bills! Now finally our wifi fixed and I'm back with a lot of photos stack up in my camera.
As for the last 3 weeks,I started working the Megas Project as planned,making them slowly but surely. I also edited my PDO files along the way,to add more details and improved the overall model(making it even more detailed than my test built ones)
As for my update,here's my progress,all so far!
Actually I used this photo as reference:http://s236.photobucket.com/user/RaphaelWrest
Who Was Dr. Steel?Instead of my usual depressing commentary on historical patterns and the decline of civilization, tonight I've got the heartfelt urge to say...Who Was Dr. Steel?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
...someday I reeeaaaally want to know who Dr. P. W. Steel was, and I want to shake his hand.
Like, what did his teachers call him during roll call in grade school? What did his hair look like during photo day? What did his teachers tell his parents during conferences? How was he able to go so long "in character"? Does he know how inspiring and clever his PSAs and his unbuyable faux Colorforms merchandise still are?
Geshundheit versus Scaring off the Atheists"Achoo!"Geshundheit versus Scaring off the Atheists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the town where I grew up, if anybody sneezed, we said, "Bless you," or "Geshundheit," (I think it means good health in German), or "God bless you." When I got older and was living in much larger cities, I began to notice that putting religion into everyday speech seemed to make the atheists uncomfortable as if I was stomping all over their Constitutional rights by expressing my verbal acknowledgement that I hope they return to full health soon. I say, "God bless you," and they immediately think of the Spanish Inquisition and the Trail of Tears.
In recent years, I've noticed more and more that I deliberately shy away from mentioning God or religion in the setting of businesses or in public or even on FB. It's not that I'm embarrassed about my belief in God's existence per se. It's that I don't want to scare off the atheists. Sure, in a small town where pretty much everybody attends either the Catholic church or one of the many Protestant churches, a lone athei
Even Better Than Sex?I don't mean to sound flippant or blasphemous, but I think organized religion could stop treating sex as if sex was the elephant in the room. i.e. Most people over the age of seven are going to raise an eyebrow after reading sentences like this one from Rick Warren's the Purpose Driven Life: "Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with him." All? Ewwww. I'm pretty sure that if it's my honeymoon night, God will understand that it's downright creepy for me to imagine Him hovering over the bed like the Burger King.Even Better Than Sex?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It reminds me of a line I read in an Anne Rice vampire novel a while ago. A vampire was trying to get the point across that the drinking of blood is better than anything. Even sex. Rice actually mentioned in the next sentence that yes, it was even better than sex. That really leapt out at me. (I think it was Queen of the Damned with Armand speaking, but it was a while back. Up until that moment for me, vampires were just a bunch of immortal alco
RPG Scenarios I Would Love to SeeOne annoying aspect to D&D is that after a while, the players figure out that their own deaths are a temporary nuisance and the most powerful monsters in existence are merely treasure chests with leathery wings. I'd like to see more adventure scenarios where it's not death that makes the players sweat nervously.RPG Scenarios I Would Love to See2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. All Bags of Holding everywhere suddenly expel their contents onto the ground without warning. The characters, who have collected a lot of gear in the past several sessions, suddenly become highly motivated to get to the bottom of the mystery behind why all Bags of Holding are henceforth ordinary sacks. Also, let's see who's been paying attention to encumbrance rules, not to mention the sudden brisk sales in buying horses, mules, carts, wagons, etc.
2. After sailing to a new region, the party discovers after their first couple of encounters with monsters that while clerics and wizards still live in the region's villages, none of the region's religions create or sell items
I Forgot My Own Rules of DrawingI hate it when I forget to follow one of my own rules of drawing.I Forgot My Own Rules of Drawing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
6. Don't try and fit everything into one picture.
When I do, the result looks cluttered and cramped and tense. Yep, communicating important features to the audience is important, but I need to stop trying to stick everything into a single view. No matter how much I want to, sometimes there's just no way wave a magic wand over a drawing to simultaneously show off the front view AND the back view of a costume.
Sculpting a clay model, using a mirror in the background inside the drawing, or drawing a second, third, and fourth drawing of the same subject do help solve this problem. Now I just have to remember to DO it.
Does this ever happen to you with YOUR own rules of creating art?
Zombies in Ray Beethoven's SettingJust for the record, the hordes of electrically-reanimated zombies in the Grey Wool Science Guys setting were traditionally slow-moving and unintelligent, kinda like a cross between steampunk Borg, the mummy, and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster. Werecreatures were as rare as hen's teeth, and vampires didn't exist except in the case of mad scientists who found ways to extend their own parasitic lives through unscrupulous chemical methods.Zombies in Ray Beethoven's Setting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ghosts definitely exist and are the source of much investigation and speculation. The Loch Ness monster, yetis, and Bigfoot might exist; but there's a growing certainty that if nobody's spotted anything cool by now then it's just a bunch of local legends built to draw in tourists. Con artists, phony mediums, and snake-oil salesmen are a common nuisance (and occasionally dangerous) to both townsfolk and scholars. Meanwhile, paid bebunkers (think of Houdini or the Amazing Randi) enjoy a respectable occupation for both amateurs and experts to enga
The Middle-Aged AdventurerIf your adventuring party survives long enough, there comes a moment in every adventurer's life when it dawns on them that the only real winners in the kingdom are the minor nobles who hire adventurers to run around in undead tombs.The Middle-Aged Adventurer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If your last long enough, you realize that your chances of ever reaching Level 20 are less than your chances of getting animated into some undying lich's eternally obedient army.
You always wondered where cruel tyrants got all those skulls to use as building materials for their lairs. Those were the skulls of previous adventurers, and you kinda knew that all along, even though at the time you went in anyway because you had an injustice to fight, a score to settle, an artifact to find. Those treasure hoards, those +2 swords, the villains didn't have to go buy that at any blacksmith's shop. The loot walked right in and came to them.
You sit in the tavern, wondering if the rest of your party has come to the same conclusion yet. You roll another successful Will
Anti-features!Why am I still doing this!?How about a less memory-eating journal?Anti-features!Why am I still doing this!?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is quite hard to avoid these. Feature journals. Where absolute nobodies who suck off other artists teats get featured by commenting on the journal and have three of their "best" deviations featured, everyone wins.
Well, I say "fuck that". Imma do an ANTI-Feature journal.
First 20 lucky losers whom comment here will get three of their WORST pics from their gallery featured here. Thats right. Not the best ones, the worst. To make it fair, I will explain briefly why I think these little Hitler youths are such bad, bad people. Because lets face it, you smell.
The idea here is actually about a free feature. Not about spreading art around, I just don't like you.
I guarantee no one will comment here. Doesn't matter, I win! (Sorta)
WHY DO I HATE IT? LOOK AT HIM! FORGET THE WONDERFUL USE OF BLUR AND DARK SHADOW COLOURING TO GIVE A AMAZING CREEPY VIBE ALONG WITH A SINISTER EXPRESSION! THIS MAN WILL USE YOUR
So Does This Mean I'll Never Get Elected?Go and look up the words "colleen lachowicz warcraft" for online news articles. While I haven't played WoW in ages, if I was a voter in her district my biggest thought would be, "Whoa. If playing video games for a hobby is the worst dirt her opponent can embarrass her with, I think she's a shoe-in to win the election."So Does This Mean I'll Never Get Elected?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Granted, part of me wants to take this seriously, but THIS time I just can't. It's too crazy and too hilarious. Her opponent's campaign is hopefully the laughing stock of the state by now. I hope Colleen Lachowicz had a huge laugh over all this and didn't lose a single wink of sleep over being "found out" for leading a such a deplorable lifestyle. ROFL Obviously, it's people like her who are the reason America has fallen apart.
Illustrate It or Keep Selling Novel As It Is?My published horror novel of Against 13 Vampires has not exactly made me a household name with great fame and fortune. Yet.Illustrate It or Keep Selling Novel As It Is?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Believe me, I'm STILL flattered beyond words that three of my DA watchers bought and read Against 13 Vampires a few years back. Come to think of it, I think the state of Michigan alone has 50% of my readership. Thanks, M, DR, J
So, I've been toying with the idea of putting out a third edition/printing, but with illustrations added. Namely, it wouldn't cost me much more (except time and effort) to draw some b&w character portraits and scatter these illustrations throughout my horror novel. (Um, except the prehistoric vampire from the chapter of Whom Do You Serve. Uncovering the identity of THAT character is the impetus of the whole chapter, and I'd be shooting myself in the foot if I visually spoiled it for readers.)
What do YOU think? Should I publish Against 13 Vampires anew but with my own yet-to-be-drawn new illustrations of each character inc
Megas XLR Revival Project:Success!!!Alright guys! I finally got my fruits of labor! It's done,my first ever designed papercraft:M.E.G.A.S! I even make cubecrafts of Coop,Jamie and Kiva to go with it! This will my tribute for the Megas XLR's 10th Anniversary!Megas XLR Revival Project:Success!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope all you guys like it! I never knew this dream of mine will be ever possible! I really appreciate Denis-Manase for the flame decals! Now a full-scale papercraft of M.E.G.A.S. exist in the papercraft world!
But for now,I'll be resting from papercrafting for a while.
I wanted to do traditional art stuff again. Before,I lose motivation to it,but now it feels that it's coming back,and I don't want to lose that chance. Plus I always wanted to do digital art! But first,I need to prime my traditional arts.
So I'll be drawing for now! I'm going to fill my Drawing Gallery. I just hope you like my works. (I feel sorry for my pape
On the Silliness of Rap MusicNot to sound cold, white, bigoted, and snobbish, but it suddenly dawned on me that if the lives of rappers are really as terrible as they say, then how do rappers find the time to go into a recording studio?On the Silliness of Rap Music2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If it was really as dangerous and as mean as they depict, then how can rap music exist at all? We buy their CDs and tell ourselves that we're bad muthas for listening to badder muthas, but in a way rap music is as nonsensical as listening to Syrian war refugee beatnik poetry in a fast-paced iambic pentameter.
"Hark, for my family has died this day.
I have nothing to eat. Please don't kill me."
Snap snap snap snap. Now THAT'S a hard life. This poor soul doesn't even have relatives anymore, much less a nine millimeter or a recording contract. He won't make it another week before he contracts dysentery at the nearest makeshift camp on a border where foreign soldiers won't let him cross and local soldiers won't let him return. If his pants are sagging, it's because he had to use hi
Schools Need Jungle Gyms Shaped Like Giant RobotsOne of the highlights of my childhood was imagining that jungle gyms and playground slides were spaceships. The kids in my neighborhood knew which screw opened/closed the top hatch, which bolt activated the turbo boost, etc.Schools Need Jungle Gyms Shaped Like Giant Robots2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artwork like http://puppetcancer.deviantart.com/art/Metal-Gear-Playground-360274406 is along the lines of where I'm going with this. I've seen malls with those play structures that are probably very easy for custodians to disinfect all the child slime off of each night after the mall closed, but the utter lack of angles makes the play structures look melted and cheap. Also, where are the moving parts like doors or torpedo tubes? Having a door on a simple hinge might be dull for an adult, but put a door on a toy or a playset and a kid will keep opening and closing it for ages.
Meanwhile, in recent decades I've spotted more of those elaborate Swiss Family Robinson play structures with the slides, the climbing ropes, the gangplanks. THOSE would have thrilled me when I
Ecclesiastes, Dungeons and Dragons, and VikingsI've always liked Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament because it's like a goth version of the Bible. It's like an alternate reality Christianity with no afterlife, and the author (believed by scholars to be King Solomon). The whole point of Ecclesiastes seems to be that whether you're lazy or hard-working, rich or poor, wise or foolish, you end up dead someday anyway, so why bother chasing after things that won't last? The author's solution is that if worshiping God is one's first priority, then the whole reality of the secular, naturalist system of ashes-to-ashes dust-to-dust makes sense.Ecclesiastes, Dungeons and Dragons, and Vikings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I read Ecclesiastes, I get this mental image of some particularly pensive D&D-style viking with a WIS score above 14 who's staring at a funeral for an esteemed family member. This viking is standing there thinking, "Wait. We're putting his +2 sword in his lifeless hands before sending him off. Why? All that's going to do is just attract tomb-robbing adventurers from foreign lands to come pilfer un
Reversal of TastesEver since my early 20s, I have noticed that the things which scared me as a child are the things that fascinate me as an adult, while all around me I've noticed that the things which fascinated other people as kids are the things which scare them as adults.Reversal of Tastes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ex. As a kid, I hated any sculpture involving body parts, like an African mask on a wall or a door knocker biting a big ring. I guess I figured they would come to life and attack me. As an adult, any sculpture of hands or leering faces will instantly attract my attention in a positive way.
Today I'm selecting, framing, and hanging artwork throughout my new residence, and it's an odd introspective study of the fine line among fear, phobia, revulsion, self-improvement, growing stronger, and growing weaker.
I think if I would have grown up in a big city, I would have been a goth throughout my teenage and college years. I'm convinced their subculture's interest in death is psychologically healthy for them. (Contrast this with the e
3D Print Show NYC 2014This year I got to go to NYC for the 3D Print Show thanks to getting a pass from Sculpteo! Had a great time and got to meet with so many interesting people. I also got the fantastic opportunity to talk with reps for all the different printer manufacturers as well as reps from all the service bureaus. Thankfully I had my prototype MiniBots on hand and was able to show them off to everyone. Whenever I would talk with them I would show off my little guys and say "Here, this is what I want to make, can your printer do it?" Most of the time the answer was a quick "Sure, no problem" but based on what they had on display I was HIGHLY skeptical. The best/most honest evaluation came not from a printer rep (not surprising), but from a Sketchup rep, Mark. ^__^ BTW, they were very happy to hear that my MiniBots were all modeled in Sketchup.3D Print Show NYC 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
What Mark told me was that they used several different Makerbot Replicator 2s in their office and most of them had to be dialed in just
The kids from Transformers Prime, now ready for DLI was originally planning on holding off on releasing the kids from Transformers Prime until I had all of the humans from the show done, but I've decided to go ahead and make the kids available along with the models blown up to 300%. The "giant" versions end up being about 2" tall while the original sized ones are around 1/2" tall. Those original sized ones are quite tiny indeed but I really like the way they look next to my other transformer miniaturesThe kids from Transformers Prime, now ready for DL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Head on over to my blog wulongti.com/blog http://wulongti.com/blog/ to grab the templates for these guys as well as all the other miniatures I've designed for free
On a related note I'm working on a ruleset to go with all of these miniatures so that you can engage in some hot robot combat against your friends. If you're interested in helping out or play-testing what I've got thus far shoot me a note
Updates!hey gang I know it's been a while so I wanted to give you a quick update as to what all is going on.Updates!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
lately I've been swamped with Web Dev work both at my day job as well as with my freelance stuff, but when I can I've been sneaking in some design stuff too. A solid portion of it HASN'T been posted here so I might as well catch you up:
A Kreon upgrade set to transform your little dude into Transformers Prime: Megatron. Or at least his arms and feet. Another Designer (Tresob) worked on a helmet, and torso. The client wanted him to have the "Prime Arm" that he got in season 2 so you'll see that included. The set actually includes enough parts to have the Prime Arm as well as his standard arm. Tresob did a cannon as well so I didn't include that. I did include a kreon skull for him to step on though.. lol
A Kreon upgrade for arms, feet and canno
A Complaint About Classic Sci-FiI've been taking in more Asimov/Bradbury/PKD sci-fi tales over the past year, and I've discovered something kinda depressing.A Complaint About Classic Sci-Fi2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It bugs me if something was written in, say, 1950 and has a line in it like," The Venus colony radioed Earth to send assistance, but everyone on Venus knew of the prophecy. They knew that on June 22nd, 1991 that the rocket carrying vital foodstuffs and surgical robots would get hit by a meteor en route to Venus."
What bugs me about it isn't in the plot or the syntax or in the author's ideas of what technologies would be commonplace in the future. What bugs me is that sense of, "All of us who are currently alive in real life must be totally incompetent, because we were supposed to have colonized other planets before a date that already passed."
It's one thing to balk at tales of Katrina and Iraq and Myanmar and child abuse in the daily news while wondering where our flying cars and rocket belts are. It's another thing when you get the impression that decades ago,
The Power Sword and a Pickle JarOkay, I could not be the only person who has wondered about running this experiment.The Power Sword and a Pickle Jar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's say you've got a jar of pickles and the lid is stuck. If you duct tape the jar of pickles to the tip of Prince Adam's sword and holler, "By the power of Grayskull!" does it loosen the lid or does it just nuke the pickles?
Grammatically Incorrect ObituariesI've attended a couple of funerals for distant relatives this month, and just for the record, when I die I need MY obituary to be free of grammatical and spelling errors. Seriously, if the totality of my life's struggles and accomplishments have to get crammed unceremoniously into a shoddy photograph and five vertical inches of newspaper column, the least y'all can do is to have somebody proofread it competently.Grammatically Incorrect Obituaries3 years ago in Personal More Like This