Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.Artist Roland Barthes once said "Trauma is a news photo without a caption." He's wrong, of course. After the events of July 20th in Aurora, Colorado we've been bombarded with an endless torrent of news photos, broadcasts, blogs, and opinion pieces about the actions of James Holmes, their impact, and its significance in the debate of violence in pop-culture. We've got plenty of photos, plenty of captions, and the trauma is very, very real.Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, I have a unique insight into comics and violence. As a comics creator I have written war stories, violent stories, and I've even had an opportunity to play in the streets of Gotham City. But unlike my fellow writers and artists, at age nineteen I nearly died when a lone nut with a gun put a bullet into me.
For more details regarding the incident you can read this article published in Riverside's Press-Enterprise newspaper http://fav.me/d58o9ud . But all you really need to know is on a summer day in 1993 a man I'd never met believed he had the
GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go On8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
now you have to listen to this! X3i found this wondeful piece of art!now you have to listen to this! X32 months ago in Personal More Like This
this reminds me... Vanessa Mae...
this is Soul!
this reminds me a little... "for true story"
Sonic heroes style!
i think you can listen to these while drawing! ^_^
he sings like an angel!ehh.. why the most of the japanese voice actors sings that good? ... *o*he sings like an angel!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
jump to minute 0:59 and you will hear him sing... O_O
eheh this reminds me alladin's songs... but this sounds more sweet..
The One True King of KingsIt’s amazing how a 60-year-old product of postwar nuclear paranoia can still be so important to people’s lives to this day. I have a lot to thank Godzilla for, so much to the point that, if I had a gun to my head, and had to declare a religion (ANY religion), I’d point at the Big Guy and say “That one.”The One True King of Kings3 months ago in Personal More Like This
That’s right. My god can beat up your god.
Anywho, it’s also amazing to see where Godzilla is now compared to…man, even 10 years ago. And ESPECIALLY 16 years ago. We’ve essentially seen this character tried to be taken down and twisted into something he’s not, and then rise from the beaten, bruised ashes only when a meek British director reminded everyone that we just need to step back and let him be Godzilla.
A favorite quote of mine, from the series, is the line from Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for the Earth (1992).
"This is beyond our present knowledge or understanding."
This was, o
Something I just need to say...Well, this is something that has gone through my head for a while since of some...personal incidents of people I know. People within this beautiful community of writers united in a mutual geeky love of writing Death Battles, battles between fictional characters in duels to the death.Something I just need to say4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've enjoyed some time as a writer, and earning some popularity and praises that I frankly think I don't really deserve. Honestly...I just see myself as nothing more but a guy from Illinois who has way too much time on his hands writing these fights. I don't care about being in the limelight; I just enjoy working on the research, as much of a bitch it is, and writing the overall fight, as much of a bitch that could be as well.
But...some personal incidents have occurred with some of fellow people in the community. I won't be naming who, but some of them have felt a sense that they aren't good enough for writing Death Battles. That people's' expectations are far too high for them and feel that they can't
Avatar Creators Confirm YOU KNOW WHAT (UPDATE)KORRA FINALE SPOILERS. DO NOT LOOK AT OR CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW UNLESS YOU'VE FINISHED WATCHING THE LAST EPISODE OF BOOK 4 (or simply don't care).Avatar Creators Confirm YOU KNOW WHAT (UPDATE)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
TURN AWAY IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT.
I MEAN IT.
OKAY, FINE, DON'T BLAME ME IF SOMETHING IS SPOILED.
To those of you who chose to interpret the ending differently or saw it as ambiguous, the Word of God(s) has come to say "This is what it was, is, and forever shall be."
But I think the majority of us were on the same page with what that final scene meant and how wonderful (and validating to many people's lives) it was. And for us I say: THREE CHEERS!
Because of a couple comments I've seen around (the web, my comics, this journal) that seem to take some issue with the ending, saying they either just didn't like the politica
Commissions Info!!! *Updated**Updated some stuff! Also, this will serve as an information place, to get a commission or know when commissions are open/closed, click this ---> http://fav.me/d7q90gj*Commissions Info!!! *Updated*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*I TAKE A LONG TIME TO FINISH COMMISSIONS BECAUSE A. I'M BUSY OR B. I'M PROCRASTINATING. SO IF YOU'RE IMPACIENT, YOU CAME TO THE WRONG PLACE*
COMISSIONS ARE CLOSED!!!
-I DO NOT DO REQUESTS! I ONLY DO THEM FOR FRIENDS SOMETIMES, BUT JUST DON'T ASK PLEASE!!!
-DRAWINGS THAT I WON'T DO: Yaoi/Yuri stuff, sexual theme, anything really inappropriate (Anything that will have to make me use mature content), and certain types of fandoms
-PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SO MUCH CHARACTERS OR GIVE ME CHARACTERS WITH COMPLICATED DESIGNS!
-Please pay points by donation poll.
-Look to see if the commissions are closed before asking.
Something that was and will be again.Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed/produced by Sam Raimi?Something that was and will be again.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
What Makes a Great Villain?"The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there...in peace.What Makes a Great Villain?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
War will make corpses of us all."
-Return of the King
I've been asked this on more than one occasion by more than one friend so...here's my interpretation.
In order to be an effective, memorable villain to me a character must be just that initially...
It doesn't matter how much nifty armor or flashy powers you pile on: nothing comes close to the impact of a person who turns to the dark side, perhaps from his own volition, perhaps because of circumstances. A villain is not exempt from having no internal motivations, no logical decision making, no personal attitude. What is a villain who just laughs maniacally and strides about intoning the plot and nothing beside usually called even by the most forgiving of review
An Interesting Take on Manliness"To be moved by anger is not manly, but courtesy and kindness, as they are more agreeable to human nature, so also are they more manly; and he who possesses these qualities possesses strength, nerve and courage, and not the man who is subject to fits of rage and discontent. The nearer one's mind is to freedom from anger, the nearer it is to strength, and as pain is characteristic of weakness, so also is anger. For he who yields to pain and he who yields to anger, both are wounded and both submit."An Interesting Take on Manliness5 months ago in Personal More Like This
- Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 AD to 180 AD)
A valid point... but on the other hand, what about righteous anger? The anger brought about by injustice and indignation? The anger engendered by empathy for your fellow man, when people are subject to violence and horror by true bastards?
One wonders if distinctions in the various shades of anger need to be made. After all, anger has served an evolutionary purpose, and has likely been a component to the survival of our spe
Death Battle Awards! Vote Here! :icondb-writers-unite: and :iconitsdeathbattletime:, Nominations are officially closed! Now, the final votes can finally come in!Death Battle Awards! Vote Here!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here you can vote for the nominees, but not nominate any more. It is strictly voting here.
Without further ado, the nominees:
BATTLE OF YEARS NOMINEES
Guts (Berserk) vs. Vampire Hunter D-4
Spinal (Killer Instinct) vs. Cervantes de Leon (Soul Calibur)-4
Wander (Shadow of the Colossus) vs. Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)-7
Paul Atreides (Dune) vs. John Carter of Mars-4
Jonathan Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) vs. Alexander Anderson (Hellsing)-1
Good!Cole MacGrath vs. Evil! Cole MacGrath-3
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) vs. Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)
Raiden (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) vs. Zero (Mega Man X)-1
Death Battle Written: Hall of Records*UPDATE: Updated Classic!Dante, Link, Lion-O, White Ranger, White Tigerzord, Azula, X-23, Kirby, Gon, Jonathan Joestar, Akuma and Edward Elric, Saeko Busujima and The Dragonborn. Added Ragna the Bloodedge, Sol Badguy, Ash Williams, Eddie Riggs and Liberty Prime to the list.*Death Battle Written: Hall of Records1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Poor Edward Elric just can't catch a break. He lost his arm and leg, his brother's body and now he's lost enough times to land him a place in the Bottom Tier. On the plus side, the manly Jonathan Joestar proves that few can match the manliness of his SUNLIGHT! YELLOW! OVERDRIVE! and rises to the Top Tier alongside the 8 inches of pink unadulterated terror that is Kirby!
Hall of Record Requirements
1. A fight will not be included if there are too many spelling and grammar mistakes
2. A fight MUST be more then 1000 words
3. A fight most not be made up of mostly one line sentences
4. Research must be done properly
5. The verdict must be somewhat agreeable, but not full
Death Battle Match Ideas: HellboyDeath Battle Match Ideas: Hellboy7 months ago in Personal More Like This
:icondimension-dino: has often mentioned he had always wanted to use Hellboy in a match... but could never come up with a solid concept, as most of the popular ideas (i.e. pitting Hellboy against Spawn, Ghost Rider, etc) seem horribly one-sided. Well, allow me, then, to lend a helping hand as a professional amateur Hellboy aficionado.
Now, I'm a fan of the movies (flawed as they are) and the comics. Especially the comics. It's a great blend of horror, action and dark humour, and I've always enjoyed Mike Mignola's art style (and his love for folklore). I even enjoy the spin off material (B.P.R.D., natch). From its pulp roots to its wicked sense of humour, I've never not been entertained by a single issue. It comfortably sits on my shelf as one of my favourite film series.
And I'll defend the second Hellboy movie to the end... even if the plot was... kinda... sorta... contrived and dumb.
Now, how strong is Hellboy? Baseline, his grea
Ladies and Gentlemen, Danny PhantomOh God, I can already hear fans around the world cocking their sniper rifles, brandishing baseball bats in a menacing fashion, and furiously typing away at their keyboards with grim purpose, trying to find where I live. The moment I post this journal, Danny Phantom yaoi fangirls will want to throw Molotov cocktails through my window, or sneak in while I'm out to spray hardcore DP yaoi erotica on my kitchen walls... and maybe eat out all the contents of my fridge, for extra measure.Ladies and Gentlemen, Danny Phantom5 months ago in Personal More Like This
But, here we go...
... This show... has not aged well.
In fact, once you take off the rose-tinted nostalgia goggles, one is quick to realize, "You know... this is good, but it was never great."
To indulge in some nostalgia, I sat down after work, looked up the first few episodes... and couldn't help but wonder if my past self had such terrible taste in humour if s/he considered this funny, I mean, really.
The jokes are godawful,
My deviantART StoryMy deviantART Story6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Ok, WOW. Where do I begin?
Being a younger inspiring artist 7 years go, I drew quite a lot and I wanted to showcase my art and create animations like the ones you see on Newgrounds. Being the Sonic fan I am, I loved some of the fan-made animations you'd find online. After watching a particular batch of "shorts" ,
Like this for example:
I clicked on the Newgrounds profile of the person who created those shorts and found a link to that person's DeviantArt account. That person being :iconthewax:. Thanks to the Wax, I found this site and we even became good friends and worked alongside each other in various collaborations including the popular Sonic shorts series you can find on YouTube!
I've met so many wonderful artists and people as a whole. Of course there's always those share of "bad people" but my time here has mostly been positive.
Not only the people I've met have
Teen Titans Go! and why it's so insultingTHE FOLLOWING IS A JOURNAL ENTRY EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF TEEN TITANS GO! BASED ON RESEARCH I HAVE DONE. APPROACH THIS WITH AN OPEN MIND.Teen Titans Go! and why it's so insulting5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Back in the 2Ks, there was a little show on Cartoon Network that was seemingly made to cash-in on the success of the anime craze at the time. This show took five out of eight superheroes from a comic series lots of people loved, especially in the 80's, and made a TV show that is now widely regarded as among the best shows produced by DC and Warner Bros. Entertainment. That show is Teen Titans, and what a show it was.
The show had it all. Teen Titans had plot, it had character depth and development, it had a good soundtrack, it had marvelous voice acting, and while the anime style may have made some people miss out on the series, many others flocked to the TV screen, hungry for more of the proverbial eye candy. But after episode 65, "Things Change", which is, for all intents and purposes, a disservice in and of itself (I'll delve into that some other
Repost: If I diedIf you don't care: Stop readingRepost: If I died1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You'd miss me: Comment a hug
Come to my funeral: Fave this
Not scared: Re-post this to see who your real friends...
Death Battle Match Ideas: AsuraDeath Battle Match Ideas: Asura4 months ago in Personal More Like This
"I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR MAKING MY DAUGHTER CRY!!!"
Ah, Asura. The badass Demi-God from Gaia. Hes awesome. Anyways, :iconDimension-Dino: made him fight Hulk in the greatest written Death Battle ever... and thats all the fights hes been in so far. In the future, :iconMadnessAbe: is making him fight Gurren Lagann, :iconWildgun-Edge: is making him fight Godzilla, :iconthesaiyanassassin: is making him fight Superman, :iconTHE-DEADLIEST-DOGE: is making him fight Thanos, :iconredhavic: is making him fight Superboy-Prime (FUCK PRIME), :iconGokuvsSuperman117: is making him fight Pyron and :iconMetaMaster54610: is making him fight Kratos.
But who could possible threaten the Destructor himself?!
Who the hell wouldn't want to see this?!
Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)
Granted, Asura wins this easily, it could still be fun.
Season Six, DecidedSpecial thanks to the likes of :iconmadnessabe:, :iconwildgun-edge:, :iconhakuxtemari:, :iconwater-frez: and ESPECIALLY :icongokuvssuperman117: for these amazing images!Season Six, Decided1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen...
My season, as ordered, in this fashion:
The Ancient Masters of Parkour:
The Prince of Persia vs. Altair!
The Heroes of México:
Manolo Sanchez (The Book of Life) vs. Juan (Guacamelee)! - :iconmadnessabe:
Tyrants and the Men Who Oppose Them!
King Bradley (Fullmetal Alchemist) vs. Levi (Attack on Titan)
Death Can't Stop a Good Man:
Alex "Robocop" Murphy vs. Brandon "Beyond the Grave" Heat
Hot vs. Cold:
The Pyro vs. Mr. Freeze! - :iconmojaramask:
The Heavens Crash with Thunder!
Raiden (Mortal Kombat) vs.
OH MY GOD IM ACTUALLY CRYINGFOR THOSE OF YOU THAT KNOW ABOUT THAT LINK PEOPLE SEND WITH A FLASHING PICTURE OF JEFF THE KILLER AND A REALLY LOUD SCREAM, I JUST GOT THAT SENT TO ME.OH MY GOD IM ACTUALLY CRYING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OH MY GOD IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY GUYS IM SHAKING AND I HAVE TEARS COMING DOWN MY FACE MY VOLUME WAS UP ALL THE WAY AND IM BABY SITTING AND NOW THE KIDS IM BABYSITTING ARE AWAKE.
IM REALLY SCARED BRO IM NOT EVEN JOKING IM CRYING REALLY HARD AND I DON'T HAVE MY INHALER SO IF I HAVE AN ATHSMA ATTACK IM PROBABLY GONNA PASS OUT IM JUST
HELP ME PLEASE WHO EVER MADE THAT FUCKING THING SHOULD DIE BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE ME WITH BAD HEART CONDITIONS CAN DIE FROM SHIT LIKE THIS.
OH MY GOD MY EARS ARE RINGING DON'T DO THAT TO ME AGAIN OR IM GOING TO FUCKING REPORT AND BLOCK YOU MOTHERFUCKERS THAT WAS ACTUALLY HORRIFYING OK.
WHAT THE ACTUAL TIT. BRO. YOU GUYS KNOW IM JUMPY BUT THIS SHIT MAN. THIS SHIT. IM ON THE GROUND I CAN'T STAND UP THAT'S HOW SHAKEY I AM AT THE MOMENT.
Death Battles Season Two Finalized!Death Battles Season Two Finalized!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Rumble in the Cretaceous Jungle!
Spinosaurus aegypticus VS Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I'm not cleaning THAT up
Scruffy the Janitor VS The Janitor (Scrubs)
Time Traveling Secret Service VS Super-Powered KGB
Abby Maitland (Primeval) VS Black Widow (Marvel)
:iconYoungSamurai18: repping Black Widow
A new Arrival to the Neighborhood
The Villager (Animal Crossing) VS The Farmer (Harvest Moon)
:iconSluglo: repping the Villager
It's Morphing Time!
Animorphs Battle Royale (Rachel VS Marco VS Tobias VS Cassie VS Jake)
A shoot out at the Not OK Corral
Jonah Hex (DC Comics) VS Django Freeman (Django)
The Hypest Fight I've Ever ClaimedThey've fought with the ultimate.The Hypest Fight I've Ever Claimed3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
The undisputed best in their field.
The ultimate destructor.
The ultimate creator.
Nobody can stop them...
But each other.
ASURA VS MAXWELL
PRELUDE COMING SOON
Bloody Hell Marvel...Marvel's just revealed their full plans for the MCU Phrase 3:Bloody Hell Marvel...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Captain America: Civil War (May 6th, 2016);Dr. Strange (Nov. 4th, 2016);Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5th, 2017);Thor: Ragnarok (July 18th, 2017);Black Panther (November 3, 2017);Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 (May 4th, 2018);Captain Marvel (July 6th, 2018);Inhumans (November 2nd, 2018);Avengers: Infinty War, Part 2 (May 3rd, 2019).
...You know, it has to be said that it is a really great time to be a Comic Book fan, isn't it?