Killjoy Name-maker :DJust a random idea I had sometime ago...Killjoy Name-maker :D3 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 Cursed3 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!4 months 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<
Chatroom RulesAs provided by FrauofGermanyChatroom Rules1 year 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
FAQFAQFAQ2 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
Children's Literature, Morality + Changing IdealsIntroductionChildren's Literature, Morality + Changing Ideals2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
With the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, and its gradual integration into society, people at last had access to literature. It was William Caxton who first saw the opportunity to make money by printing and selling those stories and fables hitherto told by word of mouth.
At this time, literature did not have age-specific target audiences. Inevitably, some stories appealed to children more than others. Robin Hood was especially popular, while Aesop’s fables offered entertainment and life lessons to adults and children alike.
It is, of course, impossible to say exactly when and how literature was identified as a useful tool in teaching morality to children. It is speculated that there was no concept of ‘childhood’ before the eighteenth century, although historians debate this, as historians are apt to do.
9 spoilery thoughts on Angels Take ManhattanSeriously- spoilers. Don't read ahead if you haven't seen it.9 spoilery thoughts on Angels Take Manhattan1 year 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
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 Autism2 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
Seven Sins Contest Winners TweetSeven Sins Contest Winners2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Our Seven Deadly Sins contest allowed participants to enter in to a battle between doing what's right and giving into temptation.
In the end, every one of the Seven Deadly Sins had a winner. The grand-prize winner, chosen by the worldwide Chairman of Fotolia, Oleg Tscheltzof, will be flown out to see the advertisement printed on a billboard in San Francisco, CA and pocket $1500 USD. The six remaining finalist ads will also have their submissions printed and displayed around the city.
Keep watching this page for details on the upcoming deviantMEET to see the winners larger than life in San Francisco, CA!
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prosaix's dealing with cyber bullying on dA guide Log outprosaix's dealing with cyber bullying on dA guide3 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
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 Writing2 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
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 Features3 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
Odin's Epic Giveaway!Odin's Epic Garage Sale GiveawayOdin's Epic Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What would you guys think if I added a widget on my blog so you can always see how many entries you have in the contest? I wanted to ask in case there are those who didn't want their screen names posted. That way you can always know where you are at.
So I will be moving in the near future and I have BUNCH of stuff I just need to get rid of. So I figured, I will run an epic giveaway contest for your benefit. Here are the rules:
It is a follow contest so it is a drawing with a plethora of opportunities to enter. each will give you one entry:
Since I am working to gain exposure for my upcoming novel, ONLY follows from the Odin's Musings persona will be counted (But feel free to see my work at Odin's Bead Hall as well.
o Follow my blog an comment on your favorite story: http://odinsmusings.blogspot.com/
o watch my DA (comment on my journal post, don't note me please): http://odinsbeadhall.deviantart.com/ If you are already a watcher, just
The results of Draw Tom Ripley ContestThe results of Draw Tom Ripley Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The results of Draw Tom Ripley contest
It has been 4 and a half months since I started holding my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest which is a long journey full of new experiences. The origin is just an idea to cope with many deviants who kept asking me for points since I won 5,000 points from Plan Gone Wrong Contest last year. I told them to draw me Tom Ripley first and I'd give them some points in return. After I had got 2 pieces, I started to think "why not make it as a contest? It's gonna be fun."
Give Us Attention XXXIV:iconGive-us-attention:Give-Us-AttentionGive Us Attention XXXIV2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
SHOW THESE AWESOME ARTISTS YOUR LOVE!
Hey there! Welcome to the 34th Edition of the Give Us Attention articles! Please, make sure you visit the Give-Us-Attention group to browse around our galleries filled with amazing art.
ALL THE AMAZING ART FEATURED IN THESE ARTICLE SERIES!
What the heck is this News Article about?
These series of articles present you with works that, in my opinion, deserve more attention and exposure! Feel fr
CHECKMATEHow nice it would be if we could replace all the wars, with a chess game?CHECKMATE3 months ago in Personal More Like This
NOONE WINS THIS GAME... by chryssalis .:Checkmate:. by Morteque
Wasteland Chess by entropyregained FATE by Beholdentolove Fallen Castles by Jac888
Exit to life? by Greek-pan Finishing by eyesweb1 Chess Queen by Harenco
Britain DevMeet Day : 5th April 2014So here's a project that could either go really well, or fail epically:Britain DevMeet Day : 5th April 20141 month ago in Personal More Like This
Organise 12+ meets around the country on the same day (attending all of them isn't part of the project... yet)
All this will take place on Saturday April 5th 2014
The agenda for each meet is the same: arrive at the park, eat - drink - play games (card or otherwise) and be merry until it is time to head home.
Please comment if you would like to attend one (or more!) of the meets so everyone can get an idea of numbers (meets of less than 5 people probably shouldn't happen)
If anyone has better ideas where to place the meet in their area please comment below same if you would like to add your town to the list just comment below with a park and a local train station.
Using Beccalicious 's last journal these towns around the country really want someone to organise a meet, well here they are.
Birmingham - Saint Phillips - New Street Station
Bournemouth - Meyrick Pa
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
Character SheetsYou only need to have ONE character accepted to be able to rp. After that, you are free to use as much characters as you want.Character Sheets1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The moderators will judge these sheets based on grammar, length requirements, and content. The moderators may ask to have your sheet to be revised/edited before approval. Also, we highly encourage proofreading your sheet before submission. As this is a writer's room, we expect decent grammar.
1. You can submit a character sheet on the comments below using our template
2. A post that introduces us to your character. It MUST include the following:
At LEAST two (medium to large) paragraphs.
The same elements the character sheet contains. This includes the class you want to be placed in. You do not need to follow the length requirements on the sheet.
It can be done in any point of view and any genre.
Remember, this is supposed to be a fun and creative way to submit your charac
5 Pieces of Critique You Should Always Disregard1. "I have a problem with your premise." This is the red flag to end all red flags. I don't care how flimsy the premise is. Every idea has the potential to be a good story. Execution is something else entirely, but if somebody doesn't like your idea: don't listen to them. What they're basically saying is "I am not an Ideal Reader, therefore not your target audience, therefore I am not the right person to critiquing your work." I hate, hate, hate people who think you should be writing for broader audiences than your story is capable of reaching. If you're writing romance, you're writing romance for romance readers. You're not trying to reach hard science fiction readers. Very few people even know what makes a breakout mainstream novel that has high market appeal. If they did, every single book ever written would be Harry Potter. It just doesn't happen. And for somebody to ask you to make that happen is ridiculous and unfair. For the most part, writers are writ5 Pieces of Critique You Should Always Disregard11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #67:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #672 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure?
Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
More info about this feature and how to participate below right after the feature.
Support the artists:
Please this Group Blog to help these artists get more exposure!
If you Fav this Blog you will get an extra Feature of your work in the next Blog
Be sure to visit all of these wonderful artists galleries and share your thoughts, comments and favs with them.
Now lean back and enjoy this week’s features!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature"
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...6 months 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.
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 Resources2 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 Things I Bet Amateur Writers Haven't ConsideredEDIT: 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 Things I Bet Amateur Writers Haven't Considered2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You will have to reduce your story to one page. This is called the query letter, what you write when you try and land a legit agent or publisher. You basically say "Hey, this is what my story's about, how long it is, and why I chose you to look at it." It is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult things a writer will ever face. All your nuance, your subtle build-ups, your "yes, buts", and your "no, wait, there's more" all have to be condensed to three paragraphs or so. No query letter is really allowed to be longer than one page, because no one has tl;dr worse than a literary agents or his or her minions. Not only that, queries show off your writing style and what you value in terms of story. A good query gets somebody t