Killjoy Name-maker :DJust a random idea I had sometime ago...Killjoy Name-maker :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who might have trouble thinking of a killjoy name for yourself or are just bored feel free to use it!
The name might sound odd or something, so if you want you can just mess around with the names. Just thought this would be cool.
Okay, this is the first part of your name. If your first name starts with the first letter here, the first part of your killjoy name is word next to it.
Now the second part of your name. If your last name starts with the first letter here, the word next to it is the last part of your killjoy name.
Land of the CursedBeshrew “The Land of The Cursed”Land of the Cursed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The geography is varied for the fact of some areas appears to be contradictory of what the landscape used to be. But what may seem to be just an ever-changing area is hiding a wicked power. The land is cursed you see, for the power that be it was intentional. The land was used to test curses and the land absorbed the curses and made the landscape always in a constant state of change from nice and inviting to a horrible nightmare.
The first thing that people should know about the area that there is a castle in the middle of this mess of a cursed land. This castle houses great people who remove curses from people for a price. But to get to the castle they must travel throughout the cursed landscape. The land is has roughly 5 different types of areas in which the land changes too.
The first one is the mind-numbing cold and freezing rain. This area is usually frequent
Like A Real Author With Pants!Hi, internet! I have a new novella out! It is live! You should read it! It's called "Nine Goblins" and it's under the pen-name "T. Kingfisher."Like A Real Author With Pants!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It will propagate out to other sites when Smashwords gets around to it, so Nook, Kobo, and (god willing) iBooks versions will be coming soon. (Watch this space! Or Twitter!) If you're impatient, however, you can get an ePub version on Smashwords that will work just fine on an iPad. (Easiest way is to either buy it and e-mail it to yourself, or buy it using the iPad.)
Now, as to what the story is about…well, it's about goblins. And Sings-to-Trees the elf. (Remember him? This takes place before the Elf/Orc thing, though, although it includes most of the text of the short little bit "An Evening With Sings-To-Trees.")
This is a small epic fantasy, if that makes any sense. It is fun<
Something for AutismEveryone here is probably familiar with my tutorial Emotions and Facial Expressions, but I've been amazed along the years at the number of people who work with autism who have shown interest in it. I never dreamed, when I made it, that it could be considered useful for people who otherwise can't read facial expressions. I was recently asked if I had a way of making it available in a convenient format that could be handed out. There's no online leaflet-printing service that is cheap enough I'm afraid, but I gave it some thought and came up with this:Something for Autism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a 12-page e-book extracted from my book Drawing People. Centers, schools and individuals who work with autism are authorized to buy a single copy and then print it freely to give away to people they're helping.
Of course, anyone can buy it, but please respect my rights! Don't redistribute the e-b
FAQFAQFAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I fully expect all the questions to continue, but for the sake of trying to answer some of them, I'm going to start putting together a list of Frequently Asked Questions. As more questions get asked, I'll add them to the list. I'll also try to break things down into sections so finding answers that you're looking for will be a bit easier. On that note, let's answer a few questions!
Q: What do you use for your scupts?
A: Original Sculpey. White.
Q: How do you get your sculpts looking as clean and detailed as they are?
A: I bake the clay multiple times and use a hobby knife and sandpaper to carve and shape it. My process can be followed as such: Make foundation for sculpt, bake, shape new clay on foundation into the rough shape that I want, bake, carve clay down with x-acto knife, add clay to refine shape, bake, carve a bit more as nee
9 spoilery thoughts on Angels Take ManhattanSeriously- spoilers. Don't read ahead if you haven't seen it.9 spoilery thoughts on Angels Take Manhattan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. When did Angels stop having to not look at each other? And why?
2. Will the 12th Doctor have a bad wrist that acts up? Or will he/she just be generally kind of "undercooked"?
3. The (underused) real NYC locations looked great.
4. One observation from my girlfriend here: In a city of 7 million people (I checked the 1930s population stats, folks), the Statue of Liberty is probably the most constantly-observed statue in history. Getting off its pedestal on Ellis Island would be a challenge. To say nothing of how many people might pay extra attention if it's walking around Manhattan. Or is the answer that David Copperfield is in a secret alliance with the angels??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAEw-gtDkO4
5. River was less annoying/smug than usual- almost back to her likeable SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY self (appropriately enough). I guess she
Stages Of LifeIf I would have nine lives,Stages Of Life9 months ago in Personal More Like This
maybe in one of them,
I would smile to a star called Desire,
which appears from time to time on the sky of an unknown planet,
to make life brighter.
Luz by Marazul45 Vow of Fidelity by plumita1
With eight lives, I would think I'm so rich,
that I would be able to find that wonderful legendary golden dragon
and with generosity,
maybe he would protect me from emptiness.
Secret garden by Ironshod
Artist Info: How to Price Commissions"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried"Artist Info: How to Price Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is an informative journal to help artists determine fair pricing for commissions, based on my recent poll. I will update this as needed to include new information as it comes in.
This is part of an 'Information Series of journals
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- [now reading]
- Artist Info: Conducting yourself professionally
- Client/Buyer info: How to go about commissioning an artist.
BIG FAT DISCLAIMER
Slimeball Halloween Art ContestSlimeballs are a species I made a few years back, and up til now, they were a closed species. For this contest, you can design your own Halloween-themed Slimeballs, and keep them! They are still by approval only, so please be sure to read all about them HERE (click "see more" under description), and then note me with your progress. I want to be able to make sure the rarity rules/guidelines are taken into consideration rather than abused. It doesn't count for much if everyone's making a rare Slimeball! And while I know it restricts their design and sounds rather complicated, the stats are important for a few projects I have in mind for them in the future, including but not limited to a board game! It will be simple(ish) and similar to Pokemon Master Trainer (one of my fave board games as a kid) So yes, please do not create a Slimeball without consulting with me first, as I have a limited amount of rarity allowances. HSlimeball Halloween Art Contest4 months ago in Personal More Like This
MYO GREM2 CONTEST HAS ENDEDthe contest has officially come to an end! i will leave the submission folder open for another hour or so if you have not submitted your grem into the submissions folder yet, thank you to all that have joined!!! once the folder has been officially closed, my judge :iconstrait: and myself will begin the judgingMYO GREM2 CONTEST HAS ENDED2 months ago in Personal More Like This
this contest is giving you the chance to be able to win your own grem2!
the rules are simple and the guide is short and sweet, but make sure to read all the rules beforehand!
8 or more winners will be chosen by myself and :iconstrait:, all will have rights to keep their grems fully! (this number will change depending on how many people join in)
-in order to be apart of this, you have to join this group here :icongremcorps: (you can leave after the contest if over if you'd like!)
-you will need to follow this guide carefully
you have the freedom to bend a few new ear/
5 Things to Consider Before You Start a ComicOh yeah, if you'd like support me at Patreon I'm here http://www.patreon.com/droemar5 Things to Consider Before You Start a Comic2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
1. Write a freaking script! Don't get me wrong, I adore :iconKayFedewa: and The Blackblood Alliance. But Kay herself has admitted how much trouble she got herself into by starting the comic and not having a script. And when one of the top artists on DA admits to the pitfall, you had best sit up and take notice. It's called a graphic NOVEL, folks. And just because it has cute pictures doesn't mean you get to half-ass it. Considering how much work goes into making a graphic novel looks good, I am continually gobsmacked by the number of people who plunge into it without bothering with a contingency plan. You know exactly what the end result looks like. About ... oh, ten, twenty pages, maybe 30 if you're lucky. And then it ends, and you won't see updates for months and years. If ever. It's not often that I invoke prior planning prevents piss p
Chatroom RulesAs provided by Nyar1athotepChatroom Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER: Critiques, suggestions, and help can and will be offered by every chat member. If you don't like this or feel comfortable with occasional constructive criticism, it would be best to look for other chats to roleplay and/or share your writing.
1. You shall treat everyone in the chat with respect and dignity.
This is a friendly environment, so please be mindful of the people around you. Do not discriminate against anyone because of gender, sexual orientation, or political and religious views.
There are little to no restrictions when it comes to topics, jokes, and discussions. However, if ANY mod decides to terminate the conversation, all members must IMMEDIATELY stop. Not doing so will result in a kick. Repeated offenders will be kicked/silenced or banned at the discretion of the mods.
Don't bring your problems or other chatroom problems in here. We don't w
Premium Membership, PaleoPolice and SVPSooooooo...Premium Membership, PaleoPolice and SVP2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's seems like someone was kind enough to donate a 4 weeks Premium Membership to me.
Who ever you are you certainly generous and wonderful person I need to hug you digital: And I hope I will produce stuff in the future which will make your payment worth!
Because of an idea which started as a joke after visiting the LWL Natural History Museum in Münster I'm now working on a concept for a real PaleoPolice (PPD), first as a Facebook group later maybe with videos of book reviews, museum visits and silly stuff. After I submitted my first concept to DA and FB I got a lot of comments like, "oh my god! we need this!" which made me and :icondinofuzz: very proud (he wants to be my sidekick, I don't know what I should think about that )
Actually I don't want a hierarchic system, it would be cool to mobilize as much folks as possible to find as much crimes as possible and to punish them with bad comments, boycotts, spam mails and maybe
CHECKMATEHow nice it would be if we could replace all the wars, with a chess game?CHECKMATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOONE WINS THIS GAME... by chryssalis .:Checkmate:. by Morteque
Wasteland Chess by entropyregained Fallen Castles by Jac888
Exit to life? by Greek-pan Finishing by eyesweb1 Chess Queen by Harenco All The Kings Horses by Scooby777
This Weekend, Awesome Kits, and Sewing ResourcesThis weekend totally wiped me out. I attended a writing workshop for two and a half days and it was pretty intense. There were more than 12 people there, split into three different teams, and we wrote three different Live Action Role Playing games. I tried to convince folks to write a FiM game, but sadly my husband and I were the only Bronies there. My team ended up writing a ten character game with a 1920's seance. It was pretty sweet.This Weekend, Awesome Kits, and Sewing Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back in pony-land, have I ever mentioned how totally awesome I think :iconEthePony: is? He's started selling super cool kits with pre-embroidered minky that work with the pattern I sell! Go take a look: http://ethepony.deviantart.com/journal/My-Little-Pony-Lyra-Plushie-Kit-300000740
I also found a pile of tutorials right after I published my last post.
Here's a super cool tutorial that talks you through hand sewing basics:
Here's a tutorial that talks about how to make embroidered pony eyes:
Here's a tutorial that ex
5 Best Things That Ever Happened To My WritingEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Best Things That Ever Happened To My Writing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. No one cared that I wrote. I say this in kind of the sin of omission sort of way. Looking back on growing up, no one in my family paid attention to the hours I spent in front of a keyboard. My mom never picked my brain about plots, my siblings were more likely to mock my prose than be curious about it. My pursuit was ignored, treated with apathy, as opposed to being actively cast down as "stupid" or "a waste of time". While I'm sure I used this "meh" reaction to self-flagellate and feel bad about myself, especially as a teen, in hindsight it provided a remarkable amount of focus. Not only that, if my murder-mystery mother and historical nonfiction father had read my wild tales of fantasy and provided feedback, it would have been either the empty
Traditional Versus DigitalMy mother once joked that I came into this world with a pencil in my hand. I replied; must have been very painful for you. She shot me a sarcastic smirk then explained that she really wasn't exaggerating by much. I was drawing at the age of two, if she is to be believed. The first attempt at art I remember was a pen scribble of a bee stinging my pain in the ass sister in her head. It was, of course, a typical stick figure that you'd expect to see from any kid.Traditional Versus Digital4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I graduated on to more complex drawings of still lives, fantasy creatures, animals, and people. For most of my formative artistic years, I stuck to mechanical pencils and computer paper. That was it. Pretty much literally. Yeah, you read that right. Most of my artistic youth was spent drawing in black and white! True story. Unfathomable, I know. So what the hell happened!?
Well, in my senior year of Jr. High School, I suddenly discovered COLORS! …….
……..because my art teachers made me. And the
prosaix's dealing with cyber bullying on dA guide Log outprosaix's dealing with cyber bullying on dA guide4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have some sleep, or a cup of tea
Go to your message center
Find the comment in which you're being bullied
Press the 'x' red button to delete it
Go to your settings
Add that person's username to your list of blocked users
Want to be the First to Use dA's Newest FeaturesWell, you’re in luck!Want to be the First to Use dA's Newest Features4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may know, behind devBUG is a crack team of deviants who help us out, you may have seen them answering questions on bug reports and blog posts. Well, these guys are devBUG's alpha testers and they do more than just help out answering questions. Alpha tester also get to play with cool new deviantART features before anyone else!
Why am I telling you all this?
Because I am pleased to announce that there are now 9 new places on the Alpha testing team which I’m looking to fill
Want in? Well, here’s what I’m looking for
Beta testers - to apply you must be a deviantART beta tester (Not sure how to become one? Click Here)
Helpful - There’s always people to help out at devBUG, so being helpful is always a good thing
Eats bugs for breakfast - New features are never perfect! If you enjoy finding bugs an
Do you ever feel like...... the childishness, intellectual laziness and sense of entitlement on this site are seriously wasting your time?Do you ever feel like...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm seriously tired of dA at the moment.
Update: I'm not speaking of leaving at this time. I'm indifferent to controversy, and I find trolls mildly amusing in their attempts to rile me. But of people who refuse to use their brain, don't bother to read, and then throw a tantrum because you don't serve them (ignoring the fact you're already providing something for free), I've had enough. Absolutely enough. I am simply getting too old for this site. A Peter-Pan-syndrome ward managed by teenagers, with the mere sprinkle of members capable of adult exchange (all those who commented on this journal so far fall into the latter.)
I'm just going to have to ignore all comments that waste my time, if I don't end up disabling them altogether. Believe it or not, I do this for the work, not for followers and social media.
Pony ResourcesI'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to take
Yay, my blog on Huffington Post !Maybe some of you know that besides taking photographs, I love to write..?Yay, my blog on Huffington Post !5 months ago in Personal More Like This
And maybe some of you know Huffington Post?
Well....today my blog is published there: My story at Huffington Post
You can share it retweet it, pin it...or just enjoy it
Win a Custom Landlotl! (CLOSED)And the winner is.....Win a Custom Landlotl! (CLOSED)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've only been here for a few weeks, but I've already gotten nearly 50 watchers on my gallery. ;v; Thank you so much for your support. I've decided to show my appreciation with a giveaway!
One custom Landlotl on this base:
How to Enter
1) Add this Journal to your favorites.
2) Post about this Giveaway on your own Journal.
3) Comment here with a link to your Journal post.
4) Add me to your DeviantWATCH (if you haven't already).
You will be assigned a number. The winner will be picked by a random number generator on OCTOBER 29th, 2014.
How should I price my art?Hi,How should I price my art?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you spend a lot of time in the DA forums, you will see this topic spring up again and again. Whether you want to earn a living doing freelance art, or you just want to do an occasional commission, these guidelines may help you:
Why is it so difficult to choose a price? Why can't someone look at my art and tell me what to charge? Because it is not just about price and skill level! If three people can draw the same drawing with the same level of skill, one might be able to sell the art for $10, another might be able to sell the art for $100 and the third might not be able to sell it at all depending on how good they are at "marketing" (looking for clients and interacting with them). An artist's ability to seek out clients, choose the right clients, offer a type of work that will sell, communicate effectively, and provide value that their competitors cannot match... is difficult to gauge by looking at a few art samples.
The starting price you pick right now doesn't ha