Lost anime from childhoodDoes anyone know the title of an old anime about a boy with a magic green thumb that could make flowers grow anywhere? I watched it a lot as a child but all I really remember from it is that he has a pony, and that after his mentor, an old gartner, dies the boy creates a huge plant and crawls into heaven to find him.Lost anime from childhood2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because the Americans made fewer cartoons when I was a child, Danish TV showed a lot more cartoons from other countries, like Russia, China, and Japan, and a lot of them I haven't seen since. I was overjoyed when Studio Ghibli became popular in the west because it meant I could finally see "My Neighbor Totoro" again.
Welcome, foolish mortals, to Lochesh_________________________________________________Welcome, foolish mortals, to Lochesh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good afternoon soon-to-be students. I am Lady Lyra Nightingale, the headmistress of this boarding school. I am also the leader of the region Lochesh. You may address me as Lady Nightingale.
Here at Nightingale Manor, we offer many classes that allow you to sharpen your skills as a Pokemon trainer, from "How to Use Your Surroundings to Your Advantage" or "Offensives Becoming Defenses". Oh, but don't think this will be easy. It's not. At all. We do not tolerate failure or weakness. And that's just what the classes offered beat out of you. It may be an extremely strict environment, but it will do wonders for your battle intelligence.
There are a couple of rules that are in place at the school. One: curfew is at eleven. Two: do not wander into the Forest of Fae unattended. And three: prove to the other factions that this faction is superior in every form - especiall
New Username SymbolsAs part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.New Username Symbols5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Levine killed BioShock movie project, Why?It was BioShock creator Ken Levine who pulled the plug on Universal's in development BioShock movie, after budget cuts left the project compromised, Levine told Edge at this week's BAFTA event in London.Levine killed BioShock movie project, Why?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"There was a deal in place and it was actually in production at Universal, and Gore Verbinski was directing it," said Levine. "And what happened was – this is my theory – it's a very big movie and Gore was very excited about it and he wanted to make a very dark, what he would call a 'hard-rated' horror film – an R rated film with a lot of blood. Then The Watchmen came out – and I really liked The Watchmen – but it didn't do well for whatever reason and the studio got cold feet about making an R rated $200 million film.
"So they said, 'Gore, what about it if it was an $80 million film?' and enough time had gone by where Gore didn't want to make an $80 million dollar film."
Levine continued: "They brought another director in and I didn't really see the match
YUM!Jinka, An Artbook! Get those entires in!The deadline TIME is 12 AM EST (sorry I forgot to add the timezone!)YUM!Jinka, An Artbook! Get those entires in!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ONLY ONE MORE DAY TO GET ENTRIES IN! FINAL EXTENSION!
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 7th @ 12AM EST
YUM!Jinka Artbook Submissions: OPEN until the 7th of FEBRUARY
Size: 8.5in X 11in
Pages: TBD Roughly between 50-60 pgs
What is YUM!Jinka?
Yum!Jinka is an artbook project filled with original artwork that I would like to put together with the help of the DA community. The book will be published and available online through amazon and buying directly through me. The theme of the artbook is Food & Drink Gijinka's.
What is a gijinka?
Gijinka (擬人化) is a Japanese word meaning "humanoid", "personification", or "anthropomorphic". Basically, your taking a food or a drink and turning it into a character!
Here are a couple of examples:
Heterosexism QuestionnaireThis is just a little something I thought you might enjoy.Heterosexism Questionnaire2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. How did you first know you were a heterosexual?
2. When did you first come to realize you were a heterosexual?
3. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you will grow out of?
5. Wouldn't it be possible for you to just TRY HARDER and 'go for' people of the same sex?
6. Our religion does not approve of 'the heterosexual' lifestyle, so why can't you reject your heterosexuality on that basis?
7. Do you think you're heterosexual because of something your parents did? Were they too strict? Lenient?
8. Did you have a bad experience with a person of the same sex? Were you perhaps abused as a child?
9. Do you hate or distrust others of your own gender? Is THAT what makes you heterosexual?
10. If you've never had a relationship with a person of the same sex, how do you know you wouldn't prefer that?
11. Is it possible that you just haven't met the right person of the
Mixing Thor movies and mythsSo I'm finally able to watch anything involving Marvel Thor and just tell myself "It's just a movie. No reason to get hung up on the details"Mixing Thor movies and myths4 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I still come by some people who only know the myths through the movies and make comments that just make me go nnnnggggg.
"I think some Norwegian myths or something said Loki was Odin's son"
No, I will repeat this forever, Loki was Odin's blood-brother (they cut themselves and mixed blood, making them official "real" brothers by Viking tradition). Loki was Thor's "uncle". Again, you can enjoy the movies/comics as much as you like, but it's silly to try and change the myths to fit them.
"According to some myths Frigga taught Loki his magic"
Again no. Jotuns (ice giants) were by default able to preform magic, and the myths very clearly say that Loki learned it from other jotuns.
If you want a plot bunny for your next Thor fanfiction however, this should do. The Vikings considered women to be magic, men not so much. It was seen as unm
Caramel's StoryHey guys, I wanted to show you guys a comic that me and a friend of mine :iconDespisedAndBeloved: have working onCaramel's Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the comic is called 'Caramel's story' the only comic about Caramel's backstory.
Idea is mine but the art and almost everything else is :iconDespisedAndBeloved:
if you would like to read what has been done so far here are the links
Part 1: http://despisedandbeloved.deviantart.com/gallery/32649652#/d46qqez
part 2: http://despisedandbeloved.deviantart.com/gallery/32649652#/d49allw
part 3: http://despisedandbeloved.deviantart.com/gallery/32649652#/d4aa3of
part 4: http://despisedandbeloved.deviantart.com/gallery/32649652#/d4bwqvd
part 5: http://despisedandbeloved.deviantart.com/gallery/32649652#/d4fpag1
there is a lot more of the story to go, please tell us what you think of the story
thank you for reading this, thank you
How to download and install PMD EditorMany people have trouble downloading PMD Editor and getting it to work, so I thought it would be best to make my first blog of this issue.How to download and install PMD Editor4 years ago in Personal More Like This
★How to download PMD Editor★
You can download PMD Editor at http://www6.atwiki.jp/vpvpwiki/pages/222.html (VPVP Wiki)
The ones at the top are the latest versions.
Please download the latest versions because the old ones suck ducky eggs.
When you see "403 Error - Forbidden" please highlight the URL and press enter.
The .zip file should pop up. When it does, extract it and place it in one of you're folders. (I put mine in my downloads folder next to MMD)
If you need to extract something, I recommend downloading http://www.7-zip.org/(7-zip)
★How to get PMD Editor to work★
If PMD Editor gives you an error when you try to open it or a model (etc),
then you have to download the following components.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/netframework/aa731542.aspx(NET framework 2.0 or Higher)
You can just google it for a
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
Personalised Mouse commissions: updateGeneral update:Personalised Mouse commissions: update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello! Uploading commissions will just be a tad bit slow until I can confirm everything is hunky dory with my computer, I was able to buy the parts I needed to fix it and should take it home with me later today, then I just need to get the scanner linked up and working and then everything should be ok *fingers crossed*
If things go wrong then all the commissions left will be scanned on the 30th while I'm in work. So sorry for the delay. And so sorry for not keeping in touch with everyone sending notes. I'll try and reply asap. It's all been a bit hectic this week.
Hello popinjays and chickadees!
Well, my computer still remains pretty dead right now. It turns out I need to buy a new hard drive and was lucky to save all my stuff from it before it fried. Brilliant! So thankfully, kind, kind lookhappy has lent me his laptop until I can get it all sorted out. So I need to raise some more money to fix my comput
History Repeats ItselfLast week a Connecticut action group going by the name of SouthingtonSOS held a video game burning event where local citizens were encouraged to bring various forms of violent media to be burned in a dumpster, no doubt a reaction to the recent Connecticut shooting.History Repeats Itself1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I could say I am surprised about this, but sadly the whole media frenzy surrounding violence in video games and movies reminds me of something that already happened once and profoundly affected the media it was accusing: Comic books.
During the early days of comic books, things occasionally got a little risqué. EC Horror comics in particular delighted in rendering extremely gruesome images and disturbing themes in their comics, which were being sold to children unbeknownst to their parents (because naive parents at the time had no reason to suspect comics might contain "inappropriate" material). However all that changed in 1954.
German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham was upset about how disturbing some of those
Current Issues in the FandomDisclaimer: This journal entry is not about limiting freedom of expression, nor are we assuming that our members are guilty of any transgression (i.e. we’re not singling out anyone). We are just being pre-emptive, as always, while maintaining our groups’ noteworthy sanity in the face of tumblr interwebz insanity.Current Issues in the Fandom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We here at Makorra would like to address the current contentious issues in the Legend of Korra fandom:
(no wars, bra!)
✰ Borra – We love Bolin, we love Korra. How can we possibly hate a ship comprised of our two most beloved characters? It’s impossible. And even if you’re 100% against them as a romantic pairing, we can still love and appreciate the Borra friendship, can’t we? None of this “Bolin doesn’t deserve Korra” or vice versa. K? K.
✰ Masami – We already had a journal entry on this subject and everyone in this gro
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGathered a bunch of new questions, so here is the new FAQ!Frequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission related Questions
How can I contact you about commissions?
Please EMAIL ME (not notes) at wolfnymph AT gmail DOT com for any questions or comments regarding commissions!
What are your prices?
My price guide can be found here - http://fs12.formsite.com/Eskiworks/form6/index.html
When do you open for commissions?
I don't schedule my commission openings, but I try to open up at least once a month after I complete a certain amount of already existing work. Commission openings happen via my journals on Deviantart, Furaffinity and Nabyn!
What is your turn around for commissions?
I have a very long turn around time, I will admit. I don't have a usual turn around time, but I am trying my best to get to everyone as quickly as I can while still taking on enough work to pay bills.
What are my rights as your client? What will I get when I commission you?
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 21 month ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconWhat is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
Wed Mar 14, 2012, 7:20 PM
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal
Group event: Design contest!Hello everybody!Group event: Design contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Norey and i wanted to have an event in the group. Now we have alomost 40 members (thank you for joining!) and it´s time to do an event. Norey had a great idea: We could do a design contest! here are a few information and rules about this contest:
Everybody is allowed to join! You don´t have to be a member of the group to participate.
NoreyDragon is the only judge in this contest, because one of the designed characters will be hers later. I´ll help her organize everything.
There must be at least 5 participants for this contest to start.
You must create a new character for Norey. The chararacter could be anything, a human, a snake, a cat, everything, even fantasy creatures.
You can use linearts, it´s allowed. But it would be cool if you draw the picture by yourself.
It would be awesome if you write a little story about the character or fill out a little form, so we
The BIOSHOCK SongYou can watch it here or over on YouTube at the following http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwC9_VCZCY&featurelayer_embeddedThe BIOSHOCK Song2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The song is currently available for $0.89 cents at this http://brentalfloss.bandcamp.com/releases until a iTunes version becomes available.
Remember when I said there was a "surprise" coming on Thursday? Here it is! This is one of the projects I've been working on these past few weeks. My job was to make the "Joe" inserts used in this video.
Little Journal Entry about Little Pictures I made.Little Journal Entry about Little Pictures I made.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hurrah! Contest timeEDIT: guys READ THE WHOLE JOURNAL IF YOU ARE GOING TO ENTER -n- i keep telling everyone who commented so far to put a journal with a link to this journal! seriously please read!hurrah! Contest time2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So a few you said you would join the contest 83 so ill do one x3 Now you must draw Bird(the one above) doing something. It can be anything =3 They can be with your ocs,or with any of mine. If you cant draw humans,either draw birdflight or bird in pony/animal form. Now i must advise no sexual themes or violence :I only mild violence =3 Now fo prizes which is the only thing anyone cares about in a contest
5 request: 2 humans,2animals,and one pony.(If you wanna change them around let me know 83)
An icon of any OC
100 points from Swayayso
3 request: 1 human, 1 animal, 1 pony (same as up top)
50 points from Swayayso
30 points from Swayayso
Not much to offer i know xP if anyone wants to add any priz
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
All My CursorsHere are all my cursors that are free for your useAll My Cursors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just follow my rules, which can be found inside the .zip folder which also contains the cursor itself, and a tutorial on how to customize your cursor
When useing my cursors, please read this journal entry http://anime-rai.deviantart.com/journal/Important-Cursor-Question-309152445
Black Rock Shooter Meiko Len Kagamine Grell Sutchliff [In Storage] Kaito
Luka Megurine Miku Hatsune Teto Kasane Dead Master Rin Kagamine
Mion Sonozaki Big AlBig Al Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Toeto LukaToeto Luka Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Piko UtatanePiko Utatane Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Rika FurudeRika Furude Cursor by Armor-of-Fire OliverOliver Cursor [updated] by Armor-of-Fire
KaikoKaiko Cursor by Armor-of-Fire LilyLily Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Gakupo KamuiGakupo Kamui Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Misaki AyuzawaMisaki Ayuzawa Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Kiyoteru HiyamaKiyoteru Hiyama Cursor by Armor-of-Fire
Madoka KanameMadoka Kaname Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Ruko YokuneRuko Yokune Cursor by Armor-of-Fire Dan Kuso Genderbend:thumb307924