It Gets Better: Autism EditionIt Gets Better is a fantastic project! According to Wikipedia, "its goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens' lives will improve." My only criticism is that it's too specific. The website does mention "other teens", but it mentions GLBT youth specifically, singling them out when the reality is that there are a number of other groups of kids who face similar prejudices and challenges and who often also consider suicide as a solution. Arman Khodaei publishes the blog Empower Autism Now where he says, "everyday there seems to be at least one thread in the WrongPlanet forums from someone with autism that is contIt Gets Better: Autism Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Is the FNaF Fandom Serious Right Now?This is something really important we have to talk about, as a fandom. I don't think it's important or whateverIs the FNaF Fandom Serious Right Now?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
but it's something we all have to dicuss about.
Already, even after the release of Five Night's at Freddy's 3, there has been rumors about a part 4? Just . . . no. Are you guys
serious right now? Does it really look like we need some other type of sequel? No, we don't need it. As much as I really
love the FNaF games, we don't need more of them! I will honestly say right now that first one, was the only one we needed. I guess FNaF 2 was okay, but then 3? Then now (Apparently) a fourth one? No! Stop it right there! The thing is with this fandom, is that people take it too seriously. Some of you even think it's life!
Like seriously, the day Rebornica decided to stop making fanart for this fandom and decided to leave, fanbrats from her got f*cking pissed for no good reason what so ever. Those fanbrats said sh*t to them and wanted to unfollow them just for that
Dear Nick fans, join Operation: G.N.A.R.L.Y.EDIT: Polished up the description with some additions and added things we can do.Dear Nick fans, join Operation: G.N.A.R.L.Y.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you know why Nickelodeon cancels shows show often or just stops airing them? Do you know why the ratings for all of their shows have been so abysmal lately?
No, it's not because their current shows are "horrible" (they're really not that bad, actually). The real problem can be broken up into two halves...
The first half of the problem is us.
At some point in the past few years, most people developed an anti-Nickelodeon mentality and stopped watching the network. This mostly due to the company's poor business decisions and their recent shows apparently not tickling most people's fancy. The business part I can't defend, but the shows from recent years have not been as bad as people say. There's truly a lot of effort put into each one, but because of past mistakes, people have become too stubborn to give them anymore chances. Because
Asperger's SyndromeA lot of people have been asking me about Asperger's syndrome and some of my experiences with it and some of the conditions. This is largely because, on the internet at least, I seem to be good at hiding it. Most people I meet here don't know that I have Asperger's syndrome unless I directly tell them. I do have it, but what exactly does it mean? First off all, please don't use this as a way to diagnose yourself. If you think that you have Asperger's syndrome, depression, or any other mental condition please see a licensed psychiatrist. You cannot self-diagnose mental conditions. (Hmmm... I kind of have that symptom sometimes, I MUST have this disorder!) Asperger's syndrome is known as a high-functioning autism, and as such many of the symptoms are similar, and yet, in some ways it's very different.Asperger's Syndrome5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The most notable symptoms of Asperger's syndrome come from issues with social interaction. Most people seem to notice this because there are a lot of people claiming to be an asshole on the
Hasbro's Damage ControlYup, this is my journal entry on the season finale of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.Hasbro's Damage Control2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the interests of avoiding spoilers or perhaps having your feelings hurt (as I am not entirely positive in my appraisal of this episode) please do not read further if you'd prefer not to.
I've seen a LOT of positive reviews, enjoyment, and happiness this episode inspired and I do not begrudge that for anyone. I'm a critic by nature so I'm bound to be critical, but I love the show still and even if I get uppity I did think this episode was fun in many ways. Please keep enjoying
Now in the past MLP grabbed me by how it broke the mold.
The general rule of thumb for animated marketing ploys is be as safe as possible, and out of the gate this new reiteration of MLP under the helm of Lauren Faust did some extremely daring things. For one thing the main character was not a happy-go-lucky individual: she was closeted, irritable know-it-all with marked disdain for others. In other words she seemed out
Meeting The Enemy, But Never UsEver notice (unless it's just me...again) that the media loves to play with the concept of our identifying with an enemy...but never follows through?Meeting The Enemy, But Never Us3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the most part the enemy in all forms of entertainment is an out and out 'other', a wild animal, a strangely shaped alien menace or a shambling zombie or an inscrutable malevolent being. These are easy to align against because it's human nature to be mistrustful of things that don't fall into our purview of self image. What we don't identify with we do one of two things to in general: worship or fight.
The vast majority of 'foes' in media from video games to shows to films are a detached society or a dissimilar race to mankind posing a threat, presumably because if the enemy is without qualm and outside of our understanding we can cheer with greater ease of mind when they are slaughtered wholesale in heroic battle.
But wait you say! There's human foes to be had too: thieves and corrupt businessmen and politicians, crazed soldiers, raci
Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'As a kid, I always idolised those crazy characters in movies that worked in a chaotic environment, filled with papers and books. You know the ones? They were always looking for a specific item amid their hoard of stuff, and they'd tear the place apart in search of it.Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just realised: I've become one of those characters.....and that sh*t's not nearly as much fun as it looked on screen when I was 8.
WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT THAT FILE??!!
A defense for Princess CelestiaNOTE: This is not intended to attack anyone. Please refrain from flaming other people for having different opinions.A defense for Princess Celestia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my vision, Princess Celestia is apparently the most hated/disliked/disregarded pony character among the good guys in MLP:FIM. And she also receives a mass amount of false characterization and crude joking from the community.
I find it very difficult to search for her on YouTube, Deviantart, EQD, Google images, ponibooru, without stumbling upon several videos/deviations of Celestia being trollish, tyrannical, cruel, sexual deviant or just an all-out depraved monster. Of all the cartoon characters i've seen so far, i've never seen one being so fanonically butchered as Celestia is.
Here are some arguments that gave origin to all the "Celestia abuse"
She sent Luna to the moon
Now i think i understand why people are so strongly focused on this argument; specially because they think it was too much of a "cruel" fate
before you cut...(TRIGGER WARNING)Before you self harm in any way, you should probably know what you’re getting into.before you cut...(TRIGGER WARNING)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you make that first cut, please keep in mind that you will find the pain release and the blood really addictive.
You may think to yourself that you’ll be able to control it, that you won’t let it get out of hand.
You may think that you can just stick to a few small, shallow cuts here and there that won’t be deep and that will heal quickly and easily.
But you’re wrong.
You can’t control it, it’s impossible to control. It controls you. It’s an addiction.
The cuts will get deeper, they’ll scar. They’ll take weeks and to months to heal and years for the scars to actually begin to fade.
Soon, you’ll depend on it. You can’t go more than a few days without cutting. You’ll go crazy as your skin itches and burns, your hands shake, your head pounds, your vision goes blurry as you try to keep your mind off of it, try to hold
YAOI AND YURI =/= PORN WTF PEOPLE (Rant) Yaoi and yuri =/= porn. I don't understand the mentality of this. And what is wrong with lesbian or gay love? How is that unsafe for all ages and watchers? I find that highly insulting. There's nothing wrong with being known as accepting of all forms of love. Nothing wrong with that at all. And if you think there is, you need to get yourself checked out of the 50's and realize we live in 2015, where LGBT is a thing and is going to be accepted whether you, or anyone else for that matter, likes it or not. I honestly don't know why people are so desperate to shame yaoi and yuri when it's literally the same fucking thing as lesbian and gay. It's still love, and not always about sex. I don't know why everyone thinks it's about sex.YAOI AND YURI =/= PORN WTF PEOPLE (Rant)2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted pictures of me and my sweetie, and that's why I've been saving up people to commission. But you know, putting yaoi and yuri under "won't commission" will make an ass out of you. One, you're either homophobic, or two,
I don't even.... this is... bad...It gets worse. Recently I've criticized Autism Speaks and their dehumanizing ad campaigns, and I thought that that was as deep as the rabbit hole goes. But today I've learned of... something particularly disturbing. And what I've learned today may or not come up in my Mary & Max review, so I want to get the horror and the disgust and most of the disturbance out of my system. At the very least, I don't want to rant for 15 minutes what should only take up a few seconds in a cohesive review. And no, this article that I'm writing has nothing to do with the movie.I don't even.... this is... bad...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Autism Speaks in the world's largest autism-focused charity on the surface, but deeper down they're kind of like PETA with a good reputation. I originally thought that that comparison was a little hyperbolic (non-sarcastic on "little"). What they essentially do is create dehumanizing propaganda towards people with autism(1) using rhetoric that, while it may not cause filicide, it at least empathizes with filicide* of disabled
ATTENTION ALL MLP ARTISTS OR OWNERS OF MLP OCSTHE THIEF HAS BEEN BLOCKED/BANNED ON iFUNNY FOREVER NOW, BUT IT'S STILL NOT OVER. READ THIS FOR MORE INFO ------>ATTENTION ALL MLP ARTISTS OR OWNERS OF MLP OCS2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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A person on iFunny has stolen my OC, Shape Shifter, and claimed it as their own. Their iFunny is Shape_Draws and they have stolen several art and OCs. Including any art that is in this folder: http://much-fluffy-foxica.deviantart.com/favourites/61351964/Art-of-Shape-Shifter
Many of these artists have fallen victim to this thief. And if you are an artist in this folder or even anywhere, you could b
A normal day with my mother...I asked for a banana. Mother carves one into a penis and gives it to me.A normal day with my mother...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I told mother that people online get crushes on fictinal characters and even pretend they are married to them. She is now married to The Phantom, Raoul, Olaf, Scrat, Sid the Sloth and Jack Frost.
Now we are watchling Les Mis and she is laughing. I asked her why. She said she had a random thought of Jean Va Jean sucking his own dick.
Also she said when I am older I can work at the condom store and if I get a good sum of money, she would be OK with me being a porn star.
She wants me to print out R34 for my grandma.
She always pays for my friends when we have outings
BLANK Worst Case Scenario Character MemeCrazy weird meme created by raikukittiBLANK Worst Case Scenario Character Meme1 month ago in Personal More Like This
sue me //shot//
Pick 5 characters! If you don't have 5 characters, then you can use a friend's or characters from fandoms.
 Alright, let's start off with a classic! The 5 of your characters are at 1's house in the middle of the night (for whatever reason), and a thunderstorm happens! The lights go out, and no one has a flashlight. What do they do?
 2, 4, and 5 are out on a road trip! However as they're driving back at around noon through a rather deserted road, the car breaks down. The closest gas station is 5 miles away. What do the 3 decide on doing?
 1 and 3 are forced to kiss in a game of truth or dare. What happens?
 1, 3, and 5 are out on an outdoor camping trip. It's the middle of the night, and 3 wakes up to the sound of bears rummaging through their food. 1 and 5 are in other tents separate from each other. 3 has no guns with them and the only thing decently usable for a weapon would be a fishing pole. Wh
My thoughts on anime stuffOkay, so there's this really weird thing that I've noticed about being an artist that always strikes me as odd. About 95% of the time when I meet people and tell them I'm studying to be an illustrator, the first question I get asked is not "what are you wanting to do with that?" (which is pretty common though) but instead it's usually "Do you like anime?" :/ Which, that strikes me as odd. I mean, I know some people you can just look at and tell that they're "anime people" (you know the kind) but I've never really considered myself to be one of those people. >_My thoughts on anime stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
10 Things I No Longer Want to Hear In MoviesTo be a cliche doesn't necessarily mean that the idea is unusable. As humans we tend to think in stereotypes to better assess things quickly so living up to expectations can make people feel more comfortable. Also some things live up to stereotypes in certain cases. Yes it's cliche for someone to want to save someone else they only just met at the possible cost of their life, but the news oftentimes carries stories of extraordinary heroism from ordinary people.10 Things I No Longer Want to Hear In Movies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The exception doesn't always prove the rule and the trope is a useful tool when used properly.
There are some lines which have worn out their welcome, almost never contribute anything to a story, and are used over...and over...and over again.
They're place holders. The writers themselves probably doesn't understand them fully, just adding them because they heard it somewhere. Unless the context is right, unless the story needs it desperately, I would be very happy never again to hear...
1: The Killing One-liner
FULLBODY REQUESTSI'm gonna do the promised RequestsFULLBODY REQUESTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
you was wishing for Fullbodys with a transparent Background?? ? ´v´
so here ya go tho
READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT!
-post only 1-2 refs!
-no ''you can decide wich of my characters you wanna draw''
-you have to be a watcher
-NO FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
-please feature this journal
thank you ´u` <3
Wesker-Wolf's Defense: Princess Celestia[NOTE] If there is an issue or subject concerning Princess Celestia that you think I should address, please feel free to point it out to me. I will be more than happy to look into the matter if I have not already. Points added will be given Blue Bullets.Wesker-Wolf's Defense: Princess Celestia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A recent "conversation" has brought to my knowledge a group dedicated to "protecting" the character, Princess Celestia, who is from the show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. If you know me, you know that I LOVE the character of Princess Celestia and that I've been a spazztastic little defender of hers ever since I became a fan of the show (My friends, Jandrus13 and Dusty-san know VERY well how I've been about that). I don't remember if I've ever written Journals about how I feel about her, but I know I've ranted and lectured people a bunch in the past about my feelings toward Princess Celestia and putting up logic and a good defense in her behalf for her actions in the show.
Now, it's importa
What needs to be changed...Spread this journal, it, feature it in your blog entries, forums, groups, everywhere you can. deviantART needs changes, because thing like this can't go any longer.What needs to be changed...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Take actual cases of art theft a bit more seriously.
This seems to be the one most people are on about and yeah, I get pissed off about someone stealing stuff from famous artists but what really gets me is how hard it is to resolve the situation. It shouldn't be that hard to get staff members to remove a stolen piece. More so when it's the original artist reporting it.
It doesn't take a genius to review a situation where the works are side by side and compare if they are indeed stolen or flat out traced. If it makes it easier make it mandatory that people who are reporting for unauthorized tracing supply an overlay image or a side by side comparison.
Most of the time in my own experience I've been able to ask the person take down the work on their own and sometimes (often
New Releases of Skylander Toys (edit)EDIT:New Releases of Skylander Toys (edit)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Toys out of stock!
GameStop.com has just put S2 Spyro, Wrecking Ball, and Ninjini up for Stock! Get them while they're hot!
S2 Spyro - http://www.gamestop.com/toys/skylanders-giants-spyro-s2-individual-character-pack/106034
Ninjini - http://www.gamestop.com/toys/skylanders-giants-ninjini-individual-character-pack/105999
S2 Wrecking Ball - http://www.gamestop.com/toys/skylanders-giants-wrecking-ball-s2-individual-character-pack/106036
A lot of new releases were made this week.
The release of the last Giant, Ninjini, at Toys R Us stores.
And multiple sightings of Molten Hot Dog at Walmarts in the US.
There is also confirmation of Jade Flashwing being a Target exclusive in the US and Tesco in the UK, even out in the Netherlands: http://www.target.com/p/skylanders-giants-character-pack-jade-flashwing/-/A-14504334#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink
I lost something important and very rare. -_-This is a stupid reason to write a journal I realize this but I need to vent I guess.I lost something important and very rare. -_-10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The other day, I cleaned out my "winter" room for the lovely sillydog47 (who, by the way, you should totally go watch because she's amazing) to come stay in it. I REALLY cleaned it like, woah. And on the dresser in there, I have an awesome wolf statue, and near it was my Derpy 3D printed figure from Hashbro:
I bought this figure on his Shapeways store, right before Hasbro C&D'd it, so it can no longer be purchased.
Well, a while back, someone noted me with an interest in buying it. I didn't read the note until last night, and when I saw it, I did consider the offer, even though I really love the figure, for the simple reason that from the first day I had this thing, I've been terrified of breaking it. I love the thing to death (it's so cute and almost one-of-a-kind!), but the plain truth is that every second it spends in my crazy ass house full of maniacs and animals it
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
TPP The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard OfUpdate July 3TPP The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of2 days ago in Personal More Like This
Good morning, following your comments I messaged the EFF, foundation responsible of defending your rights in the internet to let them know that their petition is archived, since I'm not sure if they are aware of that. In meantime I updated the petition link with another one available on their website, which you can find in here: Contact Your Lawmakers and Speak Out Against the TPP (U.S.) It's in a form of auto-generated message on the right side of the website, you can edit it to your own needs of course or write it on your own, it's a nice solution though if you don't know how to put it all in pretty words. It basically covers up your concern about TPP as a consumer and constituent, asks for releasing the secret documents so they could be available to public and asks for the right to have any input in TPP agreement (remem
A Petition Opposing 'Site Simplification'This journal entry was made in response to these changes: Beginnings of Site Simplification.A Petition Opposing 'Site Simplification'1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I have only been on Deviantart for a short time compared to others, but when I first started in December last year, I found it very easy to navigate and explore.
The changes (which seem like they'll go ahead whether they listen to this or not) threaten the way we interact with and use Deviantart. By replacing the menus for messages and notes with numbers, I believe it will put new users off and make things more complicated and irritating than simple. Not all changes are good, and the 'Simplifications' are a great example of this.
By 'simplifying' the site, you will take away its uniqueness and character. This site is good because it is fairly complex (but easy enough to use) and unique. The layout as it is at the moment is unlike anything found on other websites. If Deviantart starts 'simplifying' its layout