Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
Worldbuilding: Environments and Social StructuresAre you ready to build a world? Good!Worldbuilding: Environments and Social Structures1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Magic Gateway, by jerry8448. This is what we want to do with worldbuilding.
Worldbuilding is a complex process, because it is essentially creating the base of a different reality from our own. An author must pull together all the elements of a 'world', and capture that in text. This applies in any genre of writing. Even non-fiction has aspects of worldbuilding because it has setting and world details the same as fiction. In any genre, if the world is flat, the story will be flat and one of the best ways to build a fictional world is to know about one's own. Stories and readers both require an interesting and engaging place to go to, and our world, as well as any imagined one, can provide this! Because our world is the base of most human experiences, it is a great place to understand for both personal and writing reasons. If the author understands the sett
Power Ranger Hero GetterPower Rangers!Power Ranger Hero Getter1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So many powerful heroes from all around. Let's see just how many there are now!
It's Morphin Time! Rangers Go!
Alien Rangers from another world!
Reborn stronger that before, Zeo!
C'mon let's shift into Turbo!
Space Rangers glide and soar!
Galaxy Rangers of Mirinoi!
Lightspeed is the rescue team!
Future warriors, Time Force!
Protectors of the Earth, Wild Force!
Hidden in the shadows, Ninja Storm!
Ready! Dino Thunder, power up!
It's judgement time, S.P.D.!
Here come the Mystic Rangers!
Overdrive searches for treasure!
Jungle Fury, spirit beasts unleashed!
RPM let's get in gear!
Rangers together, Samurai forever!
Megaforce Rangers, never surrender!
With our Power Rangers here the world has nothing to fear!
They are unbeatable! May the power protect you. Let's go rangers!
They are here to save our world and yours. With them around evil will always go down!
The incredible, Power Rangers! Go, let's Go! Now and forever!
upcoming contestupcoming contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So guys me(:icondoodlingsketch and :iconohaturtlesnail: have planned the we'll be having a
:iconpurple-cplz::iconpurple-oplz::iconpurple-nplz::iconpurple-tplz::iconpurple-eplz::iconpurple-splz::iconpurple-tplz: it will probably start on saturday since we're busy with school...
It will be all about HARRY POTTER :iconharrypotterplz:
It should be related to Harry Potter (duh..)
digital or traditional will do
[Bullet; Blue]you should be a MEMBER
[Bullet; Blue]please pass it in the right folder
[Bullet; Blue]the entr
Noah and The Winter Solider DiscussionNoahNoah and The Winter Solider Discussion5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve already mentioned that I enjoyed Noah in a previous journal, but after talking with friends and family and reading reviews online I feel inclined to bring it up again. See, Noah is under a HUGE assault like no other movie in recent years has been. On one side Christians are lambasting it for deviating too much from the sanitized version of Noah’s Ark they’re familiar with and “removing god” from the storyline (I’ll get back to why that’s ridiculous in a minute), while atheists are lambasting it as more of the same “Christianity propaganda” they’ve worked so hard to avoid. The bottom line being that BOTH sides are refusing to see the movie due to their ideological beliefs.
And that’s just sad.
Noah is not a perfect film, but it’s still one that I think everyone should watch, both religious and non. Noah is, at it’s core, an interpretation of the classic story by an amazing film mak
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Cartoon rip-off Alert!A restaurant swiped and redid one of my freind Jim Benton's cartoons.Cartoon rip-off Alert!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The blatant idea theft
Not cool. Wanted to spread the word 'cuz it's one thing when just a person does this, but when a business does it then we really gotta make sure they know folks are paying attention. Cartoonists UNITE!
UPDATE! Looks like we spooked them enough to get it taken down. Jim is super relieved. High five, guys!
Fellas Official dA Calendar - Up and Running!Hello Deviants!Fellas Official dA Calendar - Up and Running!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It has been asked for many times by deviants, but as of today we now have the first ever official deviantART Calendar that is run by a select few at fella!
There is a lot of information about the calendar for you all, so I am includign a shortened version at the top, and for those of you who would like to know more, there is additional information below.
The calendar is intended for official events by deviantART Inc., its affiliates, and official groups or projects on deviantART. Deviant contests will unfortunately not be included at this time.
You may look at the calendar online here: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=devfella%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles
All times are in PT (current time in California)
There is also information on how to add it to offline calendars (such as Apple iCal and for i
1500 Point Giveaway -CLOSED-I decided that, instead of just receiving on my birthday, I should give too!1500 Point Giveaway -CLOSED-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hence, there are a total of 1500 points to be won in my giveaway!
First place will receive 800 points
Second place will receive 500 points
Third place will receive 200 points
I will assign a number to each person who comments on this journal, then use a random number generator to pick three winners. However, to be eligible for a number, you must abide by the following:
You MUST be a watcher- I don't care if you watch me only for this then unwatch me afterwards -this is mainly for your notification of any problems during the couple of weeks.
You CANNOT be one of the deviants in my friends box. You guys could seriously just ask me for the points, okay? I'm here for you, my luffs
You can only comment ONCE. ONCE. ONCE I TELL YOU.
Do not use a different account to get around
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Tips for smooth clean line art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
Prompt 14: The Beginning! Just one day left to send us your slice of weirdness! I'm working on my desperate and pathetically last-minute entry--how about you?Prompt 14: The Beginning!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Just under one week left to get those entries in! We've only had two so far, so all you people who favourited and shared and rhapsodized about how goddamn awesome it was we were back, get your arses into gear!
Yes, it's us again. We reincarnate more often than Kenny.
This time is going to be different, though. And you can trust me on that, because it's not me who'll be ensuring it. futilitarian, a long-time contributor and judge for transliterations and someone whom I'm sure you all know if only by reputation, is stepping into the breach and making sure this dead horse keeps getting whipped. The one major change you should be aware of is that prompts will now go up on the 15th of each month and end on the 10th. Of course, this ending date is purely arbitrary and only influences who gets into the news feature; you can continue
Original PlagiaristsWelcome to OfOneSoul's first issue of...Original Plagiarists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How To Be
... and for the Hell of it, the fictional fiction writer himself,
Richard Castle, will be hosting this article's .gifs.
belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something.
new; fresh; inventive; novel.
arising or proceeding independently of anything else.
capable of thinking or acting in an independent, creative, or individual manner.
created, undertaken, or presented for the first time.
We're gonna be honest here, you guys. As touchy as the subject may be - it needs to be brought up, and [even more], it n
My best friend, Mr.WicketI have nothing of interest to say at the moment but I hate having old journals up, so here's a picture of one of my cats. He is my best little buddy in the world and I just wanna squish his little squishy face alllllllll day long. He sits behind me while I work all day, so he's technically my assistant. And a great assistant he is, especially when he drips all over my pages.My best friend, Mr.Wicket1 year ago in Personal More Like This
WINNERS FOR THE FREE COMMISSION RAFFLE ANNOUNCED!!WINNERS FOR THE FREE COMMISSION RAFFLE ANNOUNCED!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My dear friends, thank you so much for the influx of likes and comments here and on my FaceBook fan page.
So here we are!
The winners to be announced are:
350 DA Points go to:
350 DA Points go to:
350 DA Points go to:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNDDDDD The free Flowy Sketch drawing commission goes to
Thank you everyone who participated in the raffle! I will be making more soon! Thank you all for the support! <3
As the title says, you can now get a chance to win a free "Flowy Sketch" commission by me! The reason for this little raffle is that I recently have begun to become more active on my FaceBook page, in which I frequently upload Work in Progress shots, photos, status/news, travel news, sketches, unreleased artwork and more! Follow me around and get to see exclusive news and WIPs on brand new
Concerning Latest Update + Tribute Videos!Okay a few things I need to say because I feel like repeating this in the comments is doing nothingConcerning Latest Update + Tribute Videos!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
IT'S OKAY TO BE SAD OVER A CHARACTER DEATH. BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THE REASON SOMEONE DIES IN MY COMIC IS BECAUSE THEY HAD FAINTED INGAME. BY THE RULES OF NUZLOCKE, FAINT EQUALS DEATH.
Seriously, I even posted my godamn battle notes in the video for comparision. It was not me purposely trying to kill off a character out of drama. It did happen and I am drawing a COMIC BASED OFF OF MY OWN GAMEPLAY. The reason it looks that way is because I was able to build his character up for over a year so you guys get attached to my characters. I wanted you guys to like them or at least know about them before some of them got killed ingame.
FYI, MORE DEATHS ARE COMING IN THIS COMIC. I cannot assure whether this will be right away or later, but KNOW of it. It's a godamn nuzlocke. As I said before, it is okay if you were legitimately sad about this. I'm sorry it had to go that way bu
Convention Merchandise/FreebiesSo seeing as convention signups have already begun I will start listing the stuff I will be selling this year. This will include what will be sold at what con and at what price and some other goodies such as raffle tickets and coupons!Convention Merchandise/Freebies10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will be updating this as time go on but I will not notify everyone each time as I'm not a fan of spam.
So just check it every few months, maybe closer to the con you're interested in
Convention List 2014: This is not a final list, it is subject to change based on costs and table availability.
- Sakuracon April 18-20th
- Anime Central May 16th-18th
- Fanime May 23-26th
- Anime Expo July 3-6th (bday on the 9th weheheh)
- Otakon August 9-11th
- Fanexpo Canada (maybe) August 28-31
Poster Prints $10 each
12" x 18" ((all sold at every con))
GratitudeGratitude2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
LOVE?lately ive been thinking a lot about love what is it? you hear corny sayings of what love is but i mean really why is it that the one you love can make your day amazing or make you the saddest you've ever been i really wish i knew all i do know is what love has done to me i thought i was in love 3 times in my life once when i was only about 12 she was a lovely girl but she wanted to date my best friend that "love" made me lose both the girl and my best friend the second time was when i was 16 it was with a boy ill leave his name out of this he didn't want to come out so we saw each other in secret for about a year before he told me it was a phase for him i lost yet another close friend with that "love" and the last one i never even met her or even heard her voice speak to me but that changed nothing just her personality was enough for me she left me just as quickly as we met and all of this makes me think about love and it makes me think we need to lose all these titles straight,gay,leLOVE?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pokemon Y : My Shiny Team is complete~Well i have recently completed my full shiny team, as alot of you have seen it was a all female team, but my shiny lopunny is male D: but oh well the rest are female and ive changed them slightly so HERE THEY ARE :Pokemon Y : My Shiny Team is complete~7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Plus my normal Vespiquen is in my team :
So now my picture is now complete too
Well im happy, this game is completle for me lol
plus there you go :
A random shiny Eevee for sale
ALL SLOTS FULL! - Digital Sketch CommissionsI'm about 99% better now, I think! Everything seems to be back in place now, just a slight twinge if I sit in any one position too long. Thank you everyone for your prayers, support, and commissions! Light work like these sketch portraits has been a real lifesaver. I'm able to work on 2-3 sketches a day and get closer to paying off the medical bills without straining myself and stressing too much. To that end I am opening one final round of digital sketch commissions like the following:ALL SLOTS FULL! - Digital Sketch Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are digital portrait sketches, head/shoulders only, 500x600px in size. The original file will be sent to you in a note, or e-mailed if you prefer.
ALL SLOTS FILLED NOW! Thank you so much everyone! Medical bills have been paid off, and I am so very grateful to all of you for your kindness and support! I will be getting the last few waves of
SHELLBOX [News and Updates!]▼ NAVIGATION ▼SHELLBOX [News and Updates!]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
-- -- On Going Event: The Door to Bermuda Part I -- --
This journal will be used for announcements.
[08.14] We're not dead! We're just planning the future of this group and due to some personal issues, this decision has been delayed. Please, be patient while we sort things out. Thanks for sticking around this long without any news.
[07.24.] Grand update! Front page and a f