Ten of the worst anti-feminism argumentsA growing number of people on Deviantart fancy themselves part of an "anti social justice" movement. In their eyes, white, straight men are being unfairly bullied and oppressed by women, minorities and the LGBT community. To them, requests for equal treatment somehow go too far, and backlash against the prejudiced is somehow a greater evil than prejudice was to begin with. Eventually I'll be writing something like this for racial issues, but for now, we're going to focus on the increasingly hostile, extremist "anti-feminist" subculture and the faultiest talking points of their agenda.Ten of the worst anti-feminism arguments2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Argument: "You're the real misogynist by painting women as victims"
This common "point" is a surefire way to make yourself look like a remorseless villain. The idea behind this sad tactic is to make the "feminist" feel like they're insulting women by insinuating that discrimination affects women at all, the idea being that only "weak" women would ever have a problem with misogynistic behavior to be
5 Tips: Character TemplateEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips: Character Template5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I make no disclaimer whatsoever that this is the end-all, be-all of a character template. This is what works for me, and Im well aware that my writing process is mine and mine alone. But Ill post the template and my reasoning on it in the hopes that folks can discern something helpful from it. One of the worst things to do to yourself is tell yourself theres a right way and trap yourself in that box. Dont ever resist what feel unnatural in the writing process. Just learn to direct its course, like a river. Also, please keep in mind that I do a lot of prewriting, and this template gets filled out for every major character in the story. My major
'Thugs and criminals'Some people, even some people we all know and love here on the Deviantarts, have described some recent events as "criminals" and "thugs" getting what they "deserve." They refer, of course, to the widely discussed issue of American police repeatedly killing black men.'Thugs and criminals'1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Let's look at some of these "criminals" and what they did to "deserve" being shot to death, shall we?
-Trayvon Martin was unarmed, had no history of violence, and was walking home with snacks. We have no evidence that he threatened or harmed George Zimmerman except for Zimmerman's own claims, which occured after Zimmerman defied 911 operators and continued to stalk and harass this boy he did not know, who exhibited no criminal activity. Zimmerman, meanwhile, has a history of violence and domestic abuse, including threatening an ex wife with a gun.
-No evidence demonstrates that Mike Brown commited a crime.
OCT time!Good night/Evening/Afternoon/Morning to y'all!OCT time!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I come here to bring you amazing and spectacular news!
A new HS-OCT has made it's way onto deviantArt!
And with two excellent deviants as the main judges, I'm fairly sure that it will become one a the best HS-OCTs that have spawned on this cyberplain!
Without further ado, I present to you all Markition-Necrovius' and Muu-cow's FatalGambit-oct!~
Even if it may not look like much at the moment, I can assure you all that it will be SPECTACULAR seeing as we have a FANTASTIC writer (Marki) AND artist (Muu) behind the scenes!
Speaking of Behind the Scenes, we also have me (Omen) and my friend leven42 as one a the other judges! Sure, we may not play a huge role in the plot but we're here to decide who will continue on and who will have to be culled!
Now do note that we are only accepting Digital/Traditional entries. Unless Marki says so though, no writers will be accepted. Sorry, guys.
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1964-2014A first for me on Deviantart, an obituary.Saturday Morning Cartoons 1964-20146 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've noticed some articles on net stating the death of Saturday Morning Cartoons with the CW airing its last animation block. I'm going to copy an article from the Washington Post outlining the obit
I'll be back with my thoughts
Saturday morning cartoons are no more
By Gail Sullivan September 30
After these messages, Saturday morning cartoons will not be right back. At least not the way some of you remember them.
“The Smurfs,” “Scooby Doo,” “The Jetsons,” “Ghostbusters,” “Animaniacs,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and other cartoons of Gen X childhoods aren’t gone, but their dedicated time slot is. So what? kids these days might say. But the nostalgic among us remember a time when cartoons weren’t a la
Original Species Jelly-Meoli infoAhhh Yes I made a Original species ;v;Original Species Jelly-Meoli info1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just got inspired by my Jelatin character in my manhwa//shot
If anyone have a better name, please tell me!!!;A;
Jelly-Meoli is a closed species!
So U cannot make Ur own without my permission!!!
The name Jelly Meoli-means "Jelly hair" in Korean.
Jelly obviously means jelly and Meoli means hair (Actually head, but the actual meaning of hair in korean will make the name sound weird)
Jelly-Meoli has two forms: Humanoid and Jelatin. Jelatin froms are usually a jelly rectangle(male) or a circle(female) with some shapes added. Some may have animal ears, wings and tails, but it's rare. Their eyes are different depending on their element: Fire, Water, Earth, Light, & Darkness. (Note: There will be an "air" one soon 0v<)
The specie's name is based on the Humanoid form, who has a jelly like hair, and they resemble their J
Work at the Maid Cafe for a day to get a Miltank!Work at the Maid Cafe for a day to get a Miltank!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This adorable looking Miltank is available to get if you join the "Work at the Maid Cafe for a day to get a Miltank!" Event.
What you need to do is dress up as a maid and work at the Maid Cafe for a day, even guys has to dress up as a maid too! If Ash Ketchum can do it, YOU can do it! Please submit the entries to Gummy Town folder, thats where the Maid Cafe is. Then the maid costumed Miltank will be yours!
PS: Unless you started your journey with a Miltank, this is the only way to get a Miltank for now, and the only way to trade it for a Larvitar in the Traveling Traders event which also ends on the same day as this event.
The event ends on the 20th of May. Better get in that maid costume quick!
THIS IS FOR THE POKEMON ROLE PLAYING GROUP
Mini-Rant: COLORFUL FANTROLLS.:EDIT: OH MY COD, I GOT INTO THE JOURNAL PORTAL. HOPY SHIT.Mini-Rant: COLORFUL FANTROLLS.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But yeah, thank you for all your comments but sadly, it will take me sometime to respond to them so please be patient with me!
TO ALL THOSE WHO COME HERE TO COMMENT AND HATE ON HOMESTUCK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI
I've been noticing that in all a those 'Bad fantroll blogs', most a the fantrolls that are put up there are those that either have 50% - 100% colored hair, a huge fashion sense that exceeds Kanaya's somehow and/or they have mutant/rainbow blood.
Now, if any Homestucker out has READ ALL THE ACTS, INCLUDING THE INTERMISSION, they will CLEARLY RECALL THAT TROLLS DO NOT HAVE OVERLY COLORED HAIR/CLOTHES/BLOOD.
In fact, in Troll Society, it is considered a DEATH WISH to wear clothing that isn't at least 15% black/grey (Meaning that the shirt MUST BE BLACK SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE SYMBOL AND IT'S COLOR IS or else it will seem like you're trying to trick other trolls into b
What Freedom of Speech actually means.In America, "Freedom of Expression" and "Free Speech" refers to a constitutional right to express your opinions without being silenced or prosecuted by the government or police.What Freedom of Speech actually means.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a legal protection in place so that the people can criticize the behavior of authority figures on equal grounds.
For some inexplicable reason, many people believe "Free Speech" extends further to civilian interactions. People claim their "freedom" is being violated when a website like Deviantart takes down their work, or when they experience harsh backlash for their opinions and beliefs.
In other words, call someone out on even the most vile, aggressive hate speech and they'll almost invariably fall back on some rant about their "freedom" to "express" themselves.
Unfortunately for the racists, misogynists, transphobes, homophobes and other anthropomorphic sewage, the right to free speech simultaneously means that others have the right to speak against you, and yes, police your words in their own spaces.
To all that love the muscles on women...I won't call it fetish, because its simply shallow and doesn't mean a thing other than overly simplify this highly complexTo all that love the muscles on women...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I realize that everyone is different, and this particular fascination might have evolved out of more or less deep subconscious
areas of your mind. But I will assume in most of you its pretty deep. In my case it has to do with so called
"mother issue" and older girl, my cousin (that i had a crush on) bullying me when i was a kid.
What I wanted to say... is: Don't be afraid of who you are... Always tell the truth about your likes (when somebody
asks of course, don't go walking around with a sign that you like muscular women LOL) People around you wlll then see
you as a stronger person, because you are not afraid of rejection amongst your friends or a family. They may joke
around a bit, but then they'll realize it won't change anything and they'll stop. Both with family and friends it's the same
in my experience... So don't be afraid of who you are, be p
Let The Light In: Art Features:icongood-intention:Let The Light In: Art Features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
'Let The Light In (LTLI) is a new tutorial series from the group Good-Intention that will focus on the hows and whys of committing good deeds around the deviantART community.
The first edition of this series will focus on how to create an art feature in order to help fellow friends and artists gain some exposure for their work, regardless of the media. This is a fantastic way to brighten someone's day, and promote some positivity.
What Is An Art Feature?
An Art Feature is a journal (blog / article) that showcases deviations from one, or multiple artists. You may peruse the Art Feature Folder for some examples. Users choose to create art features for a number of reasons, from showcasing artwork they admire, to helping under-appreciated artists gain more views, to promoting art from their friends or watchers. No matter what the motivation, art features are a great way t
THE FIRST PART OF THE SECOND EVENT IS A GOOOOOO~Alrighty, since most people wanted both iScribble/Pchattyness and Skype, we shall start first with the latter as Exams are a bit a a bitch.THE FIRST PART OF THE SECOND EVENT IS A GOOOOOO~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All people are welcome to add my Backup/RP account on Skype which is: omen.ofthelightning .
If that doesn't work, put in the name: Omen Ofthelightning .
Once you have done so, I shall create a huge ass Skype group so that you all can talk with each other and even RP!
Do note though that the first group you all will be put into will be The RP Nexus. You are NOT to RP under NO circumstances there. A RP group will be made for each situation/setup out of these in which you and others (Including maybe myself) will participate in:
BASIC RP SETUPS FOR BEGINNER RPERS:
If you are a newbie/beginner RPer, you can only go to these ones for now as to make some friends and get to know each other!~
CEA Discussions: Sex ToysCEA Discussions: Sex Toys2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Alright, alright, settle down. While this isn't crazy serious, it's still an update worth note!
Throughout history, art and artists have challenged preconceived notions, pushed boundaries and taken on subjects often considered taboo. Art is alive and constantly changing, much like the community at deviantART is. The CEA Team believes that deviantART policy must grow, adapt and change, to allow artists to push boundaries and express themselves whenever legally and morally possible. Policy must remain flexible in order for something, which was initially ruled as an absolute, to bend and change in order to allow for artists and quality to shine through.
One example of this kind of challenge to policy is with FindChaos's Lesbians 101 series-- a quirky and o
F.A.Q-If you have any questions that weren't already answered, this is the place to ask! :>F.A.Q2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My old account: :iconanarkeru:
Q: What tablet do you use?
A: I use a Wacom Intuos Pro medium.
Previously I used a Wacom Intuos4 medium (which is highly recommended, it's as good as my current one, I just switched tablets with my sister) and a Hanvon tablet (which I do not recommend).
Q: What program do you use?
A: Paint tool Sai for all of my drawings, and TVPaint for animating.
Q: What are your brush settings?
A: For sketching:
Q: When did you start drawing/how long have you been drawing?
A: I always drew a lot but I started drawing more frequently and seriously when I was 9.
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Only from friends, sorry!
Q: Do you do art trades?
A: Only with friends or people I watch.
Q: Do you want to work in the art industry in the future?
Ideas on NPC creation!Many elements behind our most recent NPCs have been randomly generated, and here's how we do it!Ideas on NPC creation!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. We come up with a general story or direction we'd like our cities / events to go in, and we create several characters to fill those cities and events with.
2. We think about what each of those characters would do in the cities/events, what their roles are, what they offer to the story as a whole, etc. We pick a race here, too, based on what we'd think would be coolest or most impacting.
3. Now that we have several very basic ideas of what we want, we use Marnok's NPC generator, which can be found here: http://marnok.com/content/_adventure/101npcs.php
This gives us a randomly-generated list of 101 very basic ideas for NPC personalities every time we refresh. We'll come back to it in a minute.
4. We then go to http://www.random.org/
5. We count how many characters we've just created for our city/event/story, and we use random.org to select one for us.
About RC2In a galaxy not far away, a space station was built and funded by the world’s richest man: Ronald Jackson. This project was overseen by his partner, Carter Johnas. But after Jackson’s unforeseen death, the vision and completion of the space station was pressed entirely upon Carter.About RC22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unlike the late mogul's unrealistic and, in Carter's blunt words, “childlike dreams and piggish affairs,” Carter looks to keep the Roulette City Space Station quite the opposite of the city it was modeled after. While the tradition of the Roulette City yearly tournament shall live on in the station, Carter aims to keep the event more organized and less brutish than Jackson’s original vision. Will all this effort play out favorably? Only time and broken noses will tell.
Contestants will fight one on one each round and the last one standing in the end wins a huge cash prize and advertisement.
It is recommended that contestants c
THE ROSTER:iconTwillyane: vs :iconAkatsukicerberus:THE ROSTER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconKurai-Klan: vs :iconBeerinabox:
:iconCeruleanBoxes: vs :iconBriizer:
:iconIndigo-Lune: vs :iconChronicFolly:
:iconW-Gray: vs :iconwela-inomae:
:iconAlkogolik: vs :iconMaiaBlackWolf:
:iconImaginary-Mirror: vs :iconcrystal-rex:
:iconLucarina: & :iconedpenguin: vs :iconZerpeth:
:iconShipomaster: vs :iconSparkle-And-Sunshine:
:iconGlowingBunny: vs :iconTsukiyomiLuna:
:icontangelotime: vs :iconKisTithen:
:iconlunattg: vs :iconcelenegood:
:iconDeadlyFever: vs :iconPhoenixtheninjacat:
:iconxlilCarol: vs :iconophiuchimuku:
:iconDancingTwinBlades: vs :iconArashi-Penguin:
:icon0SkyKat0: vs :iconuncannyUroboros:
The first 3 rounds will be as follows!
Round 1: Ends 11:59 EST December 31st
Round 2: Jan 7th- Feb 25th
Round 3: March 4th- April 22nd
I'll up the time in each round if you guys need it. First round is 7 weeks, we'll see how that works out.
I'm sure you guys have questions, so ask away, but note that Round 1 has off
To all creators in Korea아동청소년 보호법이 국민의 권리인 표현의 자유를 막고, 사생활까지 침해하려고 합니다.To all creators in Korea2 years ago in Personal More Like This
계속해서 문제시 되고 있었지만(실제로 해당 법률 때문에 실직하거나 일자리를 잃은 분들이 계십니다)
이제라도 알았으니, 인식의 변화라도 있도록 많은 분들이 보셨으면 좋겠습니다.
Feature 13a stranger by ptromeaData by SagaTale:thumb298657185:DOODLE DUMP by narnar4lifehorsetail by AokiAvsen:thumb281948319:Autumn Doe by irethkaltkirei na by AyayouNathan. by EeNiiGarry to Ib by airahnn+Folklore+ by Tankerowinter by blue-melodySaltwater Room by QueenofCuriosityamanita boy by tiramisu-soupSanteria by whateveridekCsillagszemu juha'sz by hazumonsterBird Prince by MurderDuckMemento mori by purucoWhere I am ? by Nexivi:thumb322485661:And in the sea there is a fish by smilingStoneBoat of the moon. by hippe-alaFaint Chill by PurpllamasWolf Woman by reneenault:thumb338177512:indifference and empathy by Neko-ArtAutumn Depression by Santje-ChanRaining Fish by FoyalandThe Wild Swans 9 by avalemurUros by LaharaSmall Forest Spirit by yanadhyanaLate Night Dinner by YESEG92Dapper Deer by AnxiousAguru guru by WadaChizuSun by TheCuresSpirith by KadajoFlorence by Cose-MiECat House by BigFace:thumb350476804:Fleche by Myst-Awisperings by BlackSeaFoamspace-bird2 by sinyaginaBlue Girl story by spowysTrains by sdPinkFeature 132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inverted heroes are not a move forward.Taking a known hero of fiction and altering their gender and/or race is a stunt. A gimmick. They do it for the sake of “shock” advertising rather than out of any real desire to add variety to the predominantly white male pantheon.Inverted heroes are not a move forward.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
There have been a few news articles to stoke my irritation over the last couple of months. First there was word that Thor of the Marvel universe was to become female, then there was a rumour James Bond was going to be recast with a black actor and now there are mumbles that the Spiderman who may/may not show up in the cinematic Marvel universe will be a black kid: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31362800
Personally, I think all this crap is side-stepping the issue of diversity rather than addressing it. If the likes of Marvel were really serious about it, they’d invest time and capital creating new heroes who are a different gender/race from the get-go. Building up a new mythology for a female or black character would be so much str
Contest: Fan Art NouveauHello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.Contest: Fan Art Nouveau11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Art Nouveau?
"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household sil
1/8/13 - Generation 6!Hello everyone!1/8/13 - Generation 6!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sure most of you have heard the news, but for those who haven't, Generation 6 of Pokemon has been announced! There will be two new games, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, set to be released this October!
So far, the starters and the two main legendaries have been revealed, Xerneas & Yveltal. Which starter will you choose: Chespin (Grass), Fennekin (Fire) or Froakie (Water)?
Also, in light of this announcement, we will start taking submissions for official Generation 6 Pokemon (this means for the time being, only the three starters and the two legendaries that have been revealed. NO Fakemon!). For now, they will have to be housed in the Featured folder until we can figure out if we can ever add more folders to our gallery.
I hope everyone has a good week, and is looking forward to the new games! c:
if you think it's porn, you're right..I've been here on DA for around 5 1/2 years now, and for the first 4 years I really didn't even use it. I posted some sketches and seemed like nobody was paying attention...if you think it's porn, you're right..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But that's quite all right. I'm not at all externally focused and I know that what others think (especially on the internet, on social networking sites) have absolutely no effect on what I choose to do or how I choose to do it. So you may ask, "why are you even on here?", and that is a good question. The reason I post what I do is a clear signal to the "universe" (for the lack of a better term) that this is what I have chosen to do. It's almost irrelevant what my viewers think of what I am doing because I'm not doing it for them. But that makes me sound unfriendly.. If you like it, good. If you don't like it, good. If you get rude or obnoxious or hypocritical, well that's annoying a little bit
So during this last 12 to 15 months I've been posting nude photos and my views have gone from 7000 to 110000. T