Forbidden Love: ForgivenForbidden Love: Forgiven3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You have me, Fenris"
That's what she said..
It gave me hope that maybe I was...
"Freedom must be a terrible burden."
Varric had muttered as he and Aveline left my chambers. Then another walked in, the person that mattered most to me,whether she still believed that or not. After the scene at the Hanged Man with Danarius and my sister, I needed time to cool. But now I had so much to explain to her.
"They don't understand. Yes I am free,Danarius is dead but it doesn't feel like it should."
This was the start,getting this out of the way would clear my mind for later. As I started she sat on the chair opposite me.
"You thought killing him would solve everything but it doesn't."
She was right, I thought killing would solve it all but there was so much left. Though some of the weight of the years was gone but for some reason it didn't feel as good as I assumed.
"I suppose not. I thought if I didn't need to run and fight to stay alive, I would finally be
Why I will not support Danny x SamI might as well tell you all in a nice, calm, and mature manner on why I don't support DannyxSam and I never will. We all have seen the two get together in Phantom Planet and the pairing is almost well liked by nearly all DP fans. However, there are fans who do not like the pairing. I am one of them. I was very reluctant to post this since I don't really want to start another shipping war. But I realized that as long as I try to stay mature and calm, I hope no one will get upset. *deep sigh* All right, let's get started on why I will never support DxS. This will be very long.Why I will not support Danny x Sam3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me just first say that I am merely saying my opinion and I will be using the show itself for references on my reasons. I am sure I will get DxS shippers who will try to retort or say it's because of Carrie. First of all, Carrie is not a part of this. I may be a DxOC shipper, but this essay isn't about DxOC. It's about DxS. Carrie will not be mentioned in my reasons, just to be clear. Now let's get o
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
'Just be yourself'As a kid I had problems grasping the meaning of "be yourself". Whenever I asked what it meant, the replies were hardly satisfying. Mostly, I was told NOT to be the way I thought of as ok but to be like the kid next door, because he was so well behaved. Or someone famous, someone rich, because they were successful and the more successful you are, the better.'Just be yourself'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But even at a very young age I already noticed the contradiction here: how was I supposed to be myself if I was copying someone else? This seemed off.
In the end it wasn't a human who was able to explain the concept of "be yourself" to me.
It was a video game.
With a blue hedgehog.
The first thing I noticed about the game was how happy he looked. He was clearly doing the one thing he loved to do, the one thing he did best. And he made a dent with it.
I was impressed.
And then I was hooked.
And by the time we had traveled through three games, I was certain that I had understood the whole "be yourself" thing. And I adored him for it.
Truth about the Visual effects industryBehind those cute animated faces is a whole different story. Think very hard and do research before going to school for this.Truth about the Visual effects industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
its not that magical job, you thought it was as a kid.
I know allot of this is old, but its still something to think very hard about.
The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)This is going to be one of those more thought-provoking journals, where I get to tie in real news articles to how the online community operates. If you are able to read through this entire journal, mad props, because it's going to give you some mental floss to work with. I always like starting up a good topic of conversation, so chime in with the comments.The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I stumbled across this article after sifting through my daily news rounds (i'm a junkie when it comes to it).
In the event you do not care to go through the entire article, I can summarize it:
Artist Chris Foss is a book illustrator who made a particular work for a sci-fi novel. At a later date, another, much more prominent artist, Glenn Brown, made mi
A Second Word of Advice-- ShippingsA follow-up to my previous journal:A Second Word of Advice-- Shippings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but now that I'm stuck in a writing fever so massive that it's forced me into an artblock, I figured now would be a good time to do it! Especially if I could get it done before the lovey-dovey month of February had passed, so... yay?
This time, I would like to focus on the four major "DON'TS" of roleplay shipping. The kind of 'romance' that I tend to see in the groups I roleplay in have always bothered me to an extent. Sure, some relationships are handled very well between members, but others are not quite so tactful or respectful; instead being handled by members who are either too young or too obsessive about pairing up their characters to care about conducting themselves maturely. After being exposed to so much of the dark side of the shipping world (and especially after having had one of my own characters become t
...If you saw yourself now.Do you remember that time?...If you saw yourself now.4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I chopped off the hair of my Barbie doll because you told me it would grow. I remember asking for you to prove it, and you did. You sliced into the hair, brushed it... then (I don't know what you did) I swear the hair was longer, and you gave me enough hope, belief, for me to try it too.
It seems that I was always the follower, always trusting you, always expecting things to turn out ok and when it didn't... on the rare occasions, you were always there. Always there.
Do you remember that time?
We got in so much trouble, but you stood there with that defiant lip of yours jutting out, your hands fisting over from the strain of trying to cross your arms as well, but managing to restrain yourself so that our parents didn't scream at us even more.
...and after that ordeal, you did it all over again as if to prove yourself, and to everyone else, that no one was in charge of your body, mind, soul.
Do you remember that time?
It might take you a
To brighten up your day, people.Don't let this fool you, I am not a nice person dammit.. rawr.To brighten up your day, people.2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Fire and Earth
Firegirl156 This girl is my rock, the fire to my earth. Like seriously, we even have matching usernames. I can't imagine life without her-- she's been with me through my lowest lows and my highest highs. I've known her for years now [I lost count] and we've never got into an argument once, which is either extremely unhealthy or a miracle. She puts up with me and should be sainted for her patience.
Ladies of Steel
XS-Is-The-Shiz Raimey and I became fast friends really quickly. We share a lot of the same interests and have amazing taste in music. She is a GORGEOUS individual who has amazing hair, a beautiful voice and awesome art skills. I'm proud to say that she is one of my best BEST friends on here and I love her~! Oh and Scyton. Alllll the Scyton.
Mira-chii This girl? THIS GIRL? S
For the artsy peopleFree software that's a mix of PS and SAI, but simplified. -> http://firealpaca.com/For the artsy people2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unlike SAI it has the gradient tool & text and other stuff.
Unfortunately the text tool doesn't have blending mode, but hey it's a 10mb software and it's free. Pretty cool huh?
Closet Writers, Speak Up!Are you a closet writer? And if you are, why are you hiding your stories from the world?Closet Writers, Speak Up!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because I have an anecdote to share with you guys. (Beware: wall of text incoming!)
I've got this one acquaintance. Let's call her Cathy. She's lovely and kind, one of the sweetest people I've ever met. I once had a conversation with Cathy back in 2011. She told me she had written a trilogy of fantasy novels, but she was having trouble getting her manuscripts published. She explained that publishers are hesitant to publish female fantasy writers and that the market was over-saturated anyway.
Fair enough, I thought. At that point, I'd only just started doing research for my Valiard novel, including research for my own publishing options.
So I asked Cathy why she didn't just publish her novels online. Her response? "Oh, I'm too scared someone will steal it!" I saw her again a few years later and asked her for an update. "Still no luck," she said.
And that was it for Cathy
How Pegasus Gets Legendaries: A Visual GuideThis isn't a method that I myself came up with, but since it's proven successful on some occasions, I'm gonna share it. Legendary Pokemon that have stars next to them are the ones I obtained using this method.How Pegasus Gets Legendaries: A Visual Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, offer one of these:
These are the Pokemon that have worked for me to do this. Make sure they're a decent level. If you don't have a Milotic, then use one of those same Pokemon to ask for one. Also I wouldn't recommend using Unova-native Pokemon.
Then, ask for one of these.
ONLY ask for the Kanto birds.
Then after you have the bird, then ask for one of these.
If you're feeling lucky, ask for one of these.
And use it to ask for one of these.
…hey, maybe even go for one of these.
If you get one of these and it's Level 1, there shouldn't be a reason to panic.
Because it is possible via an HGSS event to obt
Headcanon Book: FULL DIGITAL EBOOK AVAILABLESo surprisingly enough many people wanted to get the book but wanted to buy the digital version instead as to make it cheaper for them. I initially stated that this version wouldn't be available for some time due to me having to basically reformat everything in order to better fit a PDF, but with this new program I tried out it made the task FAR easier than anticipated.Headcanon Book: FULL DIGITAL EBOOK AVAILABLE7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As of today, the digital version of the book is now available! 8D
It is the ENTIRE book, images and all, formatted in the way that I did for the physical version. It can be viewed from just about any digital medium so no need to download anything extra for it aside from MAYBE adobe reader (which is free) if you don't have anything that can read PDFs. I've also went ahead and set up a store on Blurb so anyone who wanted the physical version can go ahead and get it. It's a bit cheaper there because it does not come with any extra prints nor my signature. With all of these finally set, the limited edition ver
Steven Universe Gemsona TutorialHere is just a list of gathered tutorials on how to make a gemsona!Steven Universe Gemsona Tutorial10 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Warning; Both links are on tumblr)
Rebecca Sugar's Tutorial on Arms and Legs
Link 1 This one has pictures and a short description. Be careful; A gem could be more than just the color shown.
Link 2 This one is organized alphabetically. Also, by the name in parenthesis is the type of stone [Ex; Amethyst (Quartz) ]
Link 3 This link orga
douchebags of the day | design theftOk I'm going to address this once and for all, for all past and future reference, I've now said it.douchebags of the day | design theft1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DO NOT COPY MY CHARACTERS. FOR ANY REASON. EVER.
There is nothing that makes me want to snap your neck more than if you make Jenna rip-offs.
"but jenna u cnt own australien shepherds."
no i can't, and i dont want to. I love Australian Shepherd characters. I love seeing people with Australian Shepherd characters, I adore them! What I don't like is purple aussies with Jennas patterns, palettes and markings trying to pass as original.
I know for a fact that purple aussies like Jennas isn't just a common mishap. Let me tell you a story.
✿ Once upon a time I made an Australian Shepherd character named Jenna, she was a blue merle. I had nearly no watchers, no one knew who I was, but people started to like Jenna, a lot. So my watcher count grew, people drew me fanart, it was amazing. I became friends with a few other Norwegian artists,
So let's get some things straight.Hey guys, let me ask you something. What if all my art were to disappear from the internet together?So let's get some things straight.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Would you be sad? Upset?
I know a lot of you would be. And what is the reason for that? You like my art? My OCs? My ideas?
But how many of you would be upset because your source of inspiration vanished?
Lately I've been "busting" people of using ideas, poses and the like when I've specifically posted on my profile not to do it. Don't ignore it, it's there for a reason.
So let me just specify my reasons.
Do NOT attempt to copy my DP style. I've said this before hundreds of times, but EVERYONE draws the style differently. Even if they get it really close to the show itself, there's always little details that is unique to that artist alone. If you were to take one of my pictures and compare it with a screencap from the show, you will see differences. I tend to use slightly more realistic proportions and curvier anatomy where the show tends to be thinner and kinda blocky.
Quick 'looks like...' comments rant QUICK DISCLAIMER: I posted this rant on Tumblr a while ago, and meant to post it here, but I forgot. And then today I got a comment that reminded me of it. This "Looks like..." comment thing really does get me rather upset, for the reasons outlined below, but please know I'm sharing this rant with you guys on the off chance that it'll help or encourage anybody who's been brought down by user comments recently, as well as educate younger artists how to constructively respond to this one set of user comments. That being said, please note I do use harsh language (no curses, but I am rather harsh) to drive the point home. It's not my new "thing" to be this mean. It's really only something I'm passionate about.Quick 'looks like...' comments rant7 months ago in Personal More Like This
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE'S THE RANT!
I’m starting to get fed up with those people who scour the internet just so they can compare your work to popular work.
You know the type. The people who leave asinine comments th
Disney princess get pony sonas lolPalace pets, while they are very cute, I just can't help but feel Disney is jumping on the MLP /littleist pet shop bandwagon and giggle a bitDisney princess get pony sonas lol2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and a little confused by Pocahontas and Jasmine getting new pets then the ones they had in their movies . I guess they weren't cute and sparkly enough for them.
also why did Arial get a vulpix? -->http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130808224129/disney/images/f/f2/Disney_Princess_Palace_Pets.png
Some OC Interview MemeGot tagged by :iconskitzopheliac: and :iconladyee-blosym:Some OC Interview Meme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pffffttt... Well I guess I'll be using three OCs known as Kiko, Myrna, and Amy since so many people wanted them...XD
Choose an OC to answer the following questions.
You can skip three questions if you wish to keep the answers secret to your watchers, and avoid spoiling them about your character's story.
Tag 5 people.
What's your name?
Kiko: My name is Tsukiko Rei, though I prefer to be addressed as Kiko.
Myrna: Hello my lovelies, my name is Mistress Myrna but you can call me tonight! ~
Amy: Oh umm... Hi.... Ummm.... I'm, Amelia Evermore and... I'm here. I mean! You can call me Amy!
How old are you?
Kiko: Just 22 years old, though I will turn 23 sometime soon...
Myrna: Ummmm I'm not sure if I should mention that since I don't want others to see me as a hideous old hag=A= (Me: she's in her early 30s)
Amy: Well actually..... I'm onl
Advice No One Asked For #3:iconnightraven010: had commented on one of my earlier entries saying that I should talk about pacing a story.Advice No One Asked For #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
She asked a good question and I think that this is something that almost everyone has trouble writing. I personally still do struggle with it but I've been getting better at it.
So this entry is about pacing story and I will break it down in a couple of situations. In general, if a story mostly revolves around action scenes and there is a good plot that you want to get to, don't state the main idea of the plot right away in the first chapter. Work up to the problem in the story and then explain what the characters have to do to solve it. If in chapter 1 you say that your character has to save the world and whatnot, and then they don't actually do something about it until chapter 20, well that's just weird. It's also wrong and the chapters in between are like filler and people get bored with that easily. Usually, I like to bring out the main conflict in at least chapter 20 and
My true TRUE thoughs on Apriltello...Today, I will tell you all the truth, my real thoughts on Apriltello, so again, if you are a sensitive Apriltello fan, then I suggest you don't read this. I do not want to be the reason why you have no hope for Apriltello. Everything that I'm about to say is all true and it's also my opinion, so please respect it and try not to make things worst. If you really don't care, then don't read.My true TRUE thoughs on Apriltello...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think I don't know what's the difference between what do I like and what's right.
I really don't care what happens to Apriltello in the series anymore, but I still ship them. Why is that? I wish I know. It's clear that there's a huge chance that Apriltello will not happen. Let's face it, April is probably not the right girl for Donnie.
Donnie can be very protective around April and sometimes he doesn't give her some space. I know Donnie is trying to help her and he is worried for her, but it seems like April doesn't really want it. She's tryin
Avoid All ClichesHello my lovely Phoenicians!Avoid All Cliches2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone loves a love story but let's admit that a lot of them lately have been flawed and too predictable. There are points when watching a movie that you literally scream at your tv screen because the main female protagonist admits to liking the male main character but she becomes a stubborn bitch and its almost like she forces herself to not be with him when it's clear they have a good connection.
That gets annoying.
What's even more annoying? The bad boy love stories. Yes bad boys are cute but seriously almost every bad boy story involves drugs and the dude getting arrested or framed for something he didn't do or something he did to protect the "good girl".
What's also been overplayed? The star-crossed lovers act. You know the whole Romeo and Juliet thing where they can't be together for whatever reasons that usually involves family.
Some people argue that the reason these ideas are overused is because everyone loves them and they're just so good.