The Role of Men in Geek SocietyThis is a reposting of a tangent I went off on over on Twitter the other day (with some extra clarification added to make it a little more cohesive). I felt that in the wake of all this GamerGate/Feminism/Women in games/comics/geek culture stuff going on that I should at least talk about men’s relationship to it all. So here ya go!The Role of Men in Geek Society5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's not that harassment of men doesn't happen, it's that women are far more likely to get harassed and have it be gendered and much worse (source: http://time.com/3305466/male-female-harassment-online/ ). I've never been harassed because I'm a man. But nearly every one of my female colleagues have been harassed because they're women. Men don't get harassed the same way as women. Their insults are usually directed at opinions, not their gender. Women, on the other hand, usually get BOTH.
It also seems like there's more harassment now than before, but that's because there are more women IN those geek stratus and we ha
E3 Day 1 ThoughtsMirror's Edge 2E3 Day 1 Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly didn't see that one coming, but I am happy nonetheless. While the first game wasn't very remarkable, I just love the art style and the stark contrast the game presents compared to every other post-apocalyptic-near-future-world that exists. Chock me up to interested.
Didn't see this one coming either. Quite surprised, but personally don't care. I've never really paid attention to fighting games much, yes even Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this will be one of those games that we think will be amazing, but the newest generation of kids won't understand why they should care (kinda like DuckTales).
Sidenote: Quite disappointed with the way they handled the demonstration by bringing out a woman to play multiplayer with and "destroying" her while simultaneously saying shit like "just give up... it will be over soon." Scripted or not, that scene was appalling.
Minecraft on Xbox One
I'm... actually quite disappointed by this as
Happy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of July3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bla bla bla. Independence. 1776. America. John Adams. Hooray.
So there's been this "internet declaration of independence" that's been going around the web recently, and to be honest I think it's a load of bull. As much as I love free speech and rights and etc, I simply can't get behind it, and it disturbs me that so many companies ARE getting behind it. There's just too much entitlement from people on the internet who think they "deserve" everything, and it's really beginning to creep me out. I'm all for abolishing SOPA and ACTA other things like it, but I just can't in good faith get behind the "internet declaration of independence." Sorry.
What's with this weird anti 4th of July backlash that's going on? All the people complaining about the "patriotism" and stuff. I know it's always existed, but I've never seen it this massive before. Do people really just not understand the point of holidays? It's lik
Thumbs up from Valve!!! Portal short is a go!Wow, how did I forget to post here, where all the publicity started, that last week Valve gave my Portal-based animated short film the thumbs-up!Thumbs up from Valve!!! Portal short is a go!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After a whole lot of effort, Claire Hayes (producer) managed to get on the phone with Valve's head of legal, and not only do we now have their express approval to make the film, AND to raise money for the production (!!!), but we even got praise for what we've done so far!
I love the smell of victory in the morning. It smells like napalm.
Portal and Portal 2 © Valve Software
RAFFLE WINNERS!alrighttyy the winners wEREEEEEEERAFFLE WINNERS!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alrighty no more entries!
Ill go do the do later over the weekend or something alright alrigjghtttttt
a reminder that this thing will be onging until tomoz aye u wu
read the rules and enter accordingly!
Alright, i hit 1k a while ago, and im still a bit baffled at how that happened but im thankful all the same u wu
so 1) FREE COOKIES FOR EVERYONE
2) small raffle for u guys!
ok, erm, school is gna start soon so i cant really do much
A pixel icon like this:
i mean, the 3rd example is a doll but like, same kind of face juST lets discuss this later
ok so, 2 winners!
NO armour because no
but other than that, i should be able to pixel em ahaha...
1) Must be a w
FULL COMMISSION (CLOSE)I use this journal for open commissionFULL COMMISSION (CLOSE)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
About details and Price I write it in Sta.sh writer
I can draw...
> Original character
> 1-2 character /pic
Size : least 1000x1000 pixel , 300 dpi
Type of commission : Up to date
Price : Up to date
Follow this link for more details >>>
Select the type and then send me note ^^
Journal Decorations IAnimated:Journal Decorations I4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Visual History of 3D Art3-Dimensional Art doesn't have a history dating back hundreds of years. Its inception is very much linked to the evolution of Computing and Computer Graphics.A Visual History of 3D Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because history can get very detailed, this article will just include a summary timeline. If you want to know more, just click the links dotted throughout
1950 - Laposky's Oscilon
Our story begins in 1950 with Benjamin Francis Laposky, a sign painter and army veteran who was also an artist and mathematician. In addition to getting a kick out of creating Magic Square Puzzles, Ben created what is arguably the first set of computer generated images, "electrical compositions" using a cathode ray oscilloscope:
1959 - The first CAD Package
Another ferguson thingEven if the details were impossible to know, even on the basis of "unarmed black child killed by white cop", there would still be reason to believe he was murdered and that it had to do with racismAnother ferguson thing2 months ago in Personal More Like This
a big thing I'm seeing in the dA community right now is "but I don't KNOW the details!! How can I have an opinion!!"
You can have an opinion based on: the fact that the details are unclear when you check "credible" news sources. That's not an accident. And the fact that it was white on black violence. That is important.
People don't seem to understand that we have been witnessing case after case after case of "white/non black cop kills unarmed black person". I don't know about your countries but here, it happens like clock work and the cops get off without any consequences and that. Is not. An accident.
The details hardly matter when we've seen the SAME THING happen before, time after time after time. Stop trying to nitpick this ONE situation when the issue is M
How to put GIF's on Journals...Me i got to photobucket..How to put GIF's on Journals...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So make a new window/tab and type in photobucket..
THEN search whatever you are in the mood to put...
THEN once you find it click on the image
Once you are on the screen where you only see your selected image hover over it
Then hover over share
Then click more options
Click get link code
Where it says HTML for websites & blogs (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, eBay & more) there are two URL's
Copy and paste the one that says Full size
THEN YOU GET..
COOKIE DOVE RAFFLE!Happy holidaysssss one and all!COOKIE DOVE RAFFLE!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's raffle time!
Raffle ends December 31st!
Here's what you win!
The very rare, incredibly delicious and adorable New Year's Eve cookie dove (which will be unveiled that day)!
Your very own custom cookie dove on one of the holiday bases here:
Here are the rules~
Make a journal linking this raffle post and the Cookie Dove advent calendar:
Comment below with a link to your post, and I will give you your raffle number!
On the 31st, I will use RANDOM.ORG to select a number and notify the winner! (Proof will also be posted.)
Was Shakespeare the author?Furor over “ANONYMOUS”Was Shakespeare the author?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WAS SHAKESPEARE REALLY THE AUTHOR OF ALL OF THOSE MAGNIFICENT PLAYS?
Artist Identity and Art’s Purpose
A new movie, while only mildly stirring contreversy here in the USA, is causing quite an uproar in England. Anonymous is a big budget Molotov cocktail of a cultural provocation hurled by the producer-director of Godzilla and 2012, Roland Emmerich. He brings the same subtle and nuanced touch he exercised in those films to his latest film, in which he takes up the scorchingly contentious (if little known outside college literature departments) debate ongoing between the “Stratfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by the late-16th Century actor named Shakespeare) and the “Oxfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
Username-ActualizaciónSaludos a todos los hispanos en dAUsername-Actualización3 years ago in Personal More Like This
El grupo Ayu-dA ha estado al tanto de las actualizaciones del sitio. La última de la que se hablo fue el cambio de funciones en Sta.sh y la nueva estructura del formulario de Submission en el mismo. Para entender mejor este tema pueden entrar al siguiente enlace:
Las nuevas actualizaciones en Sta.sh
Hoy el grupo les hablará de una nueva actualización que seguro les gustará. El día de hoy, Miercoles 16, se ha publicado un blog oficial que nos dice que ahora será posible cambiar el nombre de usuario. Han leido bien. Se nos permitirá cambiar el nombre de usuario y la opción se puede encontrar en "Settings". Este es el blog oficial que así lo anuncia:
Username Changes Now Available
Commissions CLOSEDOh my gawd! I am pretty fast at the moment. So i have to annoy you with open slots again XDCommissions CLOSED6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you :3
Here you find all informations you need for ordering a commission.
I wish you a lot of fun!
I can decline your order.
Copyrights and ownership of the drawing remains to me. (that means you are not allowed to sell the drawing or use it for any commercial kind)
You are allowed to use the work for personal stuff, for example on personal sites and co.
You accept all rules when you order a commission.
1$ = 100
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
Concept Art - Artist Interviews and Features #1Hello everyone! I will be updating the journal every week with artist interviews! This month I am featuring Concept Artists (and maybe the next month too~). I will put these journals in a folder in Improvement-Club so you can always find them and won't simply 'get forgotten about' as I post journals. This week I am featuring :iconTylerEdlinArt:TylerEdlinArt and :iconNinjatic:Ninjatic!Concept Art - Artist Interviews and Features #15 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For those who don't know much about Concept Art. Concept Art are visual representations of ideas or designs, mainly associated with games, films or even comics. But it isn't limited to them, they can simply be representations of a world or character created from the artist themselves. Concept Art can range of vast galactic worlds to character designs to schematics for a machine, it shows us an infinite worlds to explore and the beauty of what the mind can create.
I hope you all enjoy and benefit these interviews!
Interview with :iconTylerEdlinArt::devTylerEd
november contest!!! CLOSEDsee the results here!november contest!!! CLOSED3 months ago in Personal More Like This
hey guys I have this contest going on for a group I'm admin of and thought I should share it here!!! I'm hosting this contest so here's how it is gonna go!!!
as you know it will be from now to the end of the month.
and you may not have guessed it, but this is a color pallet contest where I give you a color pallet to follow and you have to make an adoptable out of it!
here's the pallet
now obviously you can use the colors black and white because those are good for bases
YOU CAN'T USE ANY OTHER COLORS THOUGH THAT WILL GET THE ADOPT DISQUALIFIED
now for the rules:
1. you can submit many adopts on a sheet but only 3 sheets are aloud
2. no theft (duh)
3. I'm judging on design not skill
4. you can use bases and linearts since I'm looking at designs
please if you would like to submit prizes please do so because I am a very cheap person
prizes so far:
1 free adopt pass for cuteadoptables101 's adopts
3 half off coupon f
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
Commission InfoThis journal has information for both point and paypal commissions.Commission Info1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please read everything carefully. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. c:
All paypal prices are listed in USD, however, I will accept other currencies. If paying with paypal you'll also have to pay the paypal fee which will be calculated with the Paypal Fee Calculator using the Paypal Standard Rate.
Payments must be made in full when you see the watermarked sketch.
**Any additional characters are $4/400 pts extra per character.**
Headshot Icons | $5 | 500pts
A 300x300 icon of your OC that you can use on dA, tumblr, and forums.
Cell shaded with colored lines.
White border around your OC along with a simple pattern/motif in the background.
pokemon design contest [closed]there were no winners.pokemon design contest [closed]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
feel free to do whatever you like with your design
every entry gets 25
you can enter as many times as you want, but, you only get the points twice
aka you can make 50
no art on bases
no three-second scribbles
sorry it's not a lot
you still keep your entry unless you win
please read on if you're interested!
I'm sorry for it being really long.
hey, I thought I'd do a little design contest, nothing major
okay, so. in PKMNation I've been trying to get a little steel-type team. I have four out of the six pokemon I want so far... but they're all designed by me.
I kinda want to have one or two pokemon that aren't, but I'm probably not gonna have any luck waiting for someone to breed one. so I'm doing this instead
you don't have to be a part of pkmnation for this
but if you're not you should probably look at these:
Advice on Requests (and Art-trades) How to Make Better RequestsAdvice on Requests (and Art-trades)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
#Also useful for Art-trades
A Few Things You Need To Remember.
- You’re getting this for free. If you’re going to complain and be picky about the outcome then you need to commission someone, otherwise it’s not fair.
- If you’re doing an art-trade always keep your part of the deal. (Or at least attempt to.)
- You might want to make a list of what you will and won’t draw (ie: won’t draw up to a certain number of characters, Graphic nudity, etc.)
- Here’s a list of icons you can use to show your status: http://need-moar-plz-llamas.deviantart.com/journal/Open-closed-signs-219414365
- If you're doing an Art-trade you should realise that [maybe] you're asking too much for what you've done in return.
(ex: say you've given them a sketch you've completed in a minute and they've taken days to complete theirs.)
Making the request.
- Something I can’
Sketch page commissions - OPEN!NOTE ME THE FORM IF INTERESTED!Sketch page commissions - OPEN!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you ♥
I want to fill whole sketchbook ~ So this type commissions are open until I fill it in!
17 / 70 pages filled.
2 sketch pages - 500
- 1 sketch page - 300 -
+100 for couples / multiple characters
( couples - more complicated poses, interacting together ; multiple characters - if you want more than 1 character but not interacting together (max 3) )
Ammount of characters: (single; +100 for couples, two separate characters, three separate characters)
Type: (point out what you want to get, for example, half-body, full body, headshot, chibi and etc.)
Notes: (anything you want to point out)
The page isn't so big, pr
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Draw it Once Week! 19th-25th January! THANK YOU!The Draw it Once Week event has officially ended! I'm really happy that a lot of people were motivated by the push of this event and got to drawing a lot of they unused adoptables.Draw it Once Week! 19th-25th January! THANK YOU!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I noticed that there are some people who are still going despite the week being over, or this event really caused them to think up some plan of action for the future to draw the unloved adoptables.
I'm personally happy that I was able to get some drawings out of the way for adopts that I just didn't have the motivation to draw up before, and I'm sure there were other people who felt the same way.
I also want to thank everyone who signal boosted this, whether through their own journals, twitter or the deviations they submitted of their adopt drawings.
I definitely want to see about running this again next year, I hope it can be just as big if not bigger. With the soaring popularity of species adoptables, I'm sure by next year even those who participated this year will have something to do.
But yeah a big than