fandom things I don't understandIf there are two things I don't understand with fandoms it's when:
1) People say "so-and-so doesn't get enough love" or "this character could use more attention" when it's actually one of the most popular characters in the fandom and you can find at least six billion pieces of fanart or material related to said character by doing one search alone.
2) People think they're "special" or "just weird like that ^__^" for liking 'psycho' characters. The "lol yea im sort of different becuz my fetish is crazy guys/chicks/characters and i guess that makes me strange lolol xD" variety.
Because seeing at least ten million characters, original or established, with the same 'tude grin, blood-covered mouth, goffick or scene attire, and "i-will-lick-this-bloody-knife-to-show-how-hardcore-i-am" generic anime "crazy person" pose is something you'd never find in a million years.
Actually, no. I do understand. I just think it's dumb.
That is all.
Edit: To prevent misunderstanding, that's not to say there
special snowflake partyGetting pretty sick of the following:special snowflake party3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"other people/normal people: let's have sex and party and drink and do drugs lololol
me: gonna sit at home blogging and watching anime and doctor who and sherlock and snacking"
1) Despite masquerading behind a veil of this 'innocent' self-described "quirkiness" it's actually pretty haughty and pretentious when looked at from another angle.
2) It reeks of blatant and unabashed special snowflakism (almost in the same vein as those other posts with, "i would rather prefer to stay online and being a fanboy/fangirl than doin drugs or havin sex and party liek most kidz my age reblargh if u agree").
Actually, the entire mentality reeks of this really distorted idea that one can't be a partier or drinker/smoker and simultaneously be a frequent internet user or enjoy "nerdy" or "geeky" pursuits as well. Do you honestly think, given this day and age and how widespread and necessary computers have become, that you're the only one "addic
Posting online is like dancing in a busy streetBefore you share anything online; be it art, photograph, or commentary, you should sit there and just envision this scenario:Posting online is like dancing in a busy street3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"EVERY PERSON ON THE INTERNET EVER IS GOING TO SEE THIS."
And really picture what people who don't know you, and don't care to know you, would say.
Then prepare yourself for it.
Because as terribly unlikely as that particular scenario is; your DA profile, journal, and gallery are still not your private little getaway of the internet for you and your buddies.
And you never know when something you did or said will be featured somewhere with a much bigger (and louder. and meaner.) audience than you're used to.
Popular Fan ArtThis has been bothering me for some time now, and I've seen this sort of behavior even before I joined dA, but some folks honestly need to stop acting like artists who happen to draw fan art or fan comics for "popular" series automatically makes them "cheap" or that they're somehow shallow people because of it. People can actually, you know, like a series that's popular and end up wanting to draw fan works because they want to. Popular or well-known works or series are going to have lots of fans, so it's not exactly unnatural that more people might be inclined to draw fan art for certain series. It's one thing if you're not a fan of something popular, because it's completely normal for people to have preferences, but when you're just being dismissive of someone else entirely or looking down on them just because the subject matter they choose to draw is "popular" then it makes you look petty and/or jealous. Because, let's be honest, there are people who get really pissed and uptiPopular Fan Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reverse Nice Guy SyndromeI'm just going to dub it "Reverse Nice Guy Syndrome" for now because I don't know if there's a proper title for it, but I've noticed that there's a peculiar little bug that hits various people (although certainly not limited to "guys") that causes them to genuinely believe other people (or certain individuals) "owe" them attraction. In short, it's basically like "Nice Guy" syndrome in that it involves a feeling of self-entitlement, but in this case it can sometimes be a somewhat backwards attempt at empowerment in that the "syndrome" causes people to believe that if another person does not feel attracted to them, physically or otherwise, it is automatically the other person's fault entirely, and they are labelled as "shallow" (or an asshole, jerk, bitch, haughty, etc.) simply because they do not have an attraction to or possess a desire to sleep with the "deserving" individual. Like the "Nice Guy," the person always feels like they are the victim in the situation, and in many cases isReverse Nice Guy Syndrome2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Korra: When Extremes Meet - ThoughtsBefore I go into more depth on my review of the episode and my overall thoughts, I'd just like to say that this is the first time in ages that a television show (I don't watch tv very much), let alone an animated television show, has left me feeling so giddy and intrigued. I was practically rocking back and forth and bouncing off the walls by the time the credits for episode 8 rolled, like some obsessively hyperactive kid in an asylum with colorful candy-coated walls.Korra: When Extremes Meet - Thoughts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That being said, I genuinely liked, no, LOVED and ENJOYED this episode far more than I did with episode 7 (which was also a pretty good). This is an episode where we get to see more bender-on-non-bender oppression play out (when before it was limited to mostly talk and bender triad activity) and it culminates with Tarrlok abusing his political power to place an unfair curfew on all non-benders while successfully arresting and imprisoning every member of Korra's gang. The highlight of this episode was mainly that we get to
Whisper It InsideYou know what I can never get enough of?Whisper It Inside3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shout It Outs.
Example 3: http://i39.tinypic.com/deo55y.jpg
"Ah, the world-weariness and pain what can only come from the old soul of a middle school furry." ~ TikTak
These wonderfully color-coordinated windows into the very soul of DeviantArt are guaranteed to warm the cockles of my heart every time one trembles its way onto my screen. Black backgrounds, Comic Sans, and tormented critters pave the way to expressing things you previously thought you could never shout out.
I pour over the deepest, darkest secrets you reveal to the world, like "I'm really skinny but I still call myself fat" and, "I secretly hate people" and, "My mom doesn't know I self-harm, unless she uses the internet" and, "Friends are useless" and, "I feel so ignore by you" and, "I'm mean to my friends" and, "Fuck you" and, "Why do people hate me??" and "I'm not Asian".
They're beautiful salad
Original Characters and FanartI've been seeing this topic appear more on my dash lately, so I'm pretty much just going to chip in my cents and say that I think it's nothing short of ridiculous when people complain about how their original work never gets attention and that people "only care" when they draw fanart.Original Characters and Fanart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Newsflash: You're essentially complaining about the fact that people are getting more excited about an already established and widely recognized series with an already present fanbase instead of an "original" character that maybe appeared, what, only once or twice in your entire gallery.
A lot of artists try to pin the blame on other people for being attracted to fanart or make it seem as if others are just "too shallow to care about original OCs they just want to see fanart WAAAAHHHH" but if you've spent most of your time loading up your gallery with fanart of already existing series while only drawing your "origunul churruckter" once or twice with a small dash of "lol maybe i'll draw them again sometime
Guess who's backBack again.Guess who's back3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tell some men.
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Woofs Are Serious, So SeriousThis is something I've said before, but that was probably well over a year ago when there were less people to see it.Woofs Are Serious, So Serious3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want people to stop drawing. Anyone, no matter how doofy or weird.
Bad art is still art, and I love bad art.
I don't hate ANY of the art I redraw or fav. All of it brings a smile to my face and it's always a sadness when it gets deleted due to flooding.
I don't redraw things to "make a statement" or "stick it" to someone, I do it because it's funny to me. And sometimes it's funny to me to redraw something by an obvious bait account or something "not that bad".
None of my work is malicious, it was all done with a light heart.
Woofs are for shits and giggles, a woof is not a weapon.
Bad art doesn't lower DA's quality, NON-art lowers its quality. Screenshots, traced bases, demotivationals, photobucket dumps, these are anti-art. Nothing new was created, only submitted. In the case of traced bases; de-created and submitted.
So please settle down a bit when you
This account no longer in useLast night Crystal, aka Kristal, aka StapledSlut, aka Maniac, aka Jiggly Caliente, aka America's Sweetheart,This account no longer in use3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
was caught in a whoriffic collishun with a truck carrying Hot Cheetos. She was taken to the hospitol but died a
short times after arrivel.
She will be forever at piece at :iconDeviant-Cemetery:, please send them your greef. And send this account
some cool DA points to pay for her internet funerel.
R.I.P. IN PIECE STAPLED SLUT
WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
favorite dis if you fell for it!!!!! :iconlololplz: :iconlololplz: :iconlololplz: :iconlololplz:
Hetalia Art Theft and General ImmaturitySomeone left this ignorant comment on one of my stamps: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/142425488/2396282640Hetalia Art Theft and General Immaturity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and I assumed they were either being a troll or were just ignorant. I called them out and they in turn blocked me and accused me of "being mean" so I could not respond to them.
As it turns out, they also have an entire gallery full of stolen art and if anyone calls them out on it they turn around and say "you're being mean" and apparently block them, too. It's also evidenced in this journal http://aniki-yao-wang.deviantart.com/journal/This-person-is-being-mean-to-me-282971031 and its comments where they sent their little white knighting friends to defend their theft and attack the page of the person who called them out on it. They claimed they "traced" their art so it doesn't break the rules and if you report it you're apparently a mean person (and will have their white knights sicced on you), but those pictures don't look traced to me. At all. They also use "i didnt draw this
Female VillainsAs you probably already know, I really like villain characters, but it sort of makes me sad how often female villains seem like they have this rule where it's like they're required to be ~*sexy*~ first and then villains second. Or they have to be voluptuous or seductive femme fatales first and foremost and then be evil and cunning second (the level of evil and cunning really depending on the character, but still). Having a "sexy" female villainess isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the fact it's so much more prevalent with females as opposed to males and feels more like this unwritten rule and obligatory mold for them still disappoints me. I notice a lot in superhero comics the villainesses will be far more likely (if not always) wearing something far sexier or revealing as opposed to the males, and even then they'll have the same cut-n-paste sexy body type (and sometimes even the same face shapes, eye, and lip shapes) while the males are usually more clothed and meant to have tFemale Villains3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
Thoughts on Gravity Falls-This is easily one of the funniest animated kids' television shows I've seen in forever. The dialogue and gags are probably some of the wittiest, funniest, and well-paced that I've seen in recent memory.Thoughts on Gravity Falls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Mabel is one of the only cute/quirky characters that I actually find enjoyable. Most of the time I think characters like that are forced and irritating, but I actually think she's funny and sort of endearing (I'd even go so far as to say I prefer her to her brother).
-Dipper is "okay," but I often end up preferring the antics of the other characters around him.
-I don't really care for how more of the episodes have the main plot revolving around Dipper trying to woo Wendy. The show is still incredibly funny and I plan to continue watching, but I liked in the beginning how they didn't seem like they were going to do the 'obvious' thing of making the young boy fall for the older pretty teenage girl and then they did it a few episodes later and now most of the eps seem to have the prima
Buy This Printhttp://www.deviantart.com/print/23407244/?Buy This Print3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Preview it in a room: http://i40.tinypic.com/35nbpeu.png
Internet TimeWe had the Oscars recently and as usual it wasn't without problems. One of the controversies was Chris Rock's biting commentary about doing voice work for animated films, which was unfortunately insulting to the many hard working (yet perpetually unknown) talents who produce about 90% of all voice work in the animated medium. Chris Rock's joke was funny for his circle of friends and the aging academy, but to younger artists and professionals it was very disrespectful. Voice actress Tara Strong took particular issue with Rock's comment and as we speak his twitter account is no doubt being flooded with angry hate messages and likely racism too... which is very unfortunate. http://www.examiner.com/african-american-entertainment-in-national/tara-strong-attacks-chris-rock-over-oscar-2012-animation-comments-quotesInternet Time3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Other issues, such as glossing over Harry Potter and The War Horse completely and giving a Best Animated Film award to the likes of Rango, just continued to fuel my opin
I fail at artI was going trough old binders and found some of my ancient "art". Some of it was hilariously bad so of course, being shameless as I am, now it's time to share.I fail at art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is how I was drawing when I was a teenager, something around 15-17.
Behold my weaboo phase! Yes, I was drawing animu. I never got a good grip on that style so it's all hideous.
kawaii desu ne?
That hand. That space between eyes. That fabric, hair, expression, composition ...well everything.
The next few images I would call "look at me, imma ahrtis for realz" series.
Deep. Deep as a puddle.
Remember kids. If you fail at anatomy just add random lines. Random ass lines make everything better. Yep.
Just look at this person's face. Don't you want to punch it? I do, so very very much.
Dear, sixteen years old akreon, you fucking suck. Don't ever come back.
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
RY-SPIRIT'S COLORING CONTEST 2012!Hey there boys and girls and trannies, its time for another contest yo! Start off by clicking and downloading the artwork below.RY-SPIRIT'S COLORING CONTEST 2012!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
INFO: New contest! This time its coloring! The artwork already has some line work (I know its not perfect but it will do..), and your task is to color it and give it life! Not only can you add colors, you can also use shading, textures, reflections, backgrounds or anything you can think of to make the work even more epic!
Entries so far:
Ry-spirit -contest entry by Toxic-Containment Ry-spirit Coloring Contest by Gumbi95 Ry WORLDD by kozu-nyan RySpirit Coloring Contest . by Omqitstamiko Ry-Spirit Colouring Contest by BlueMaroon :thumb291884643: for contast by mario0om :thumb292578814: :thumb293805404: :th
Not written rules, but Relationship"But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit." Romans 7:6Not written rules, but Relationship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not about following written rules and regulations, but about living in relationship with the Holy Spirit.
"Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?" 1 Corinthians 6:19
Note about Cor. 6:19: Paul was talking about some believers who were living in sin here. He says "don't you realize that your body "IS" the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you "
He didn't say:
"Don't you realize that your body WAS the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lived in you, but now you've messed everything up and made Him leave because you sinned?! Now you have to repent, stop sinning and ask for His forgiveness before He can come back to you and continue to be in relationship with you!"
If you think yo
This commercial isn't real...neither are society's standards of beautyThis commercial isn't real...3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This absolutely hillarious video has been "infecting" the web for some time now (and I wanted to feature it sooner, but oh well, life and such). The first time I saw it, I was laughing so hard, because many of these things, I actually do in manips - sometimes not this quickly, but I do. And it is done daily for just about any magazine cover or vip photo shoot that you get to see! This is the true part about this video. And it's the sad part, too.
Uncover the fake Beauty
As a photomanipulator, I am often amazed at what other non-photoshop (or any other graphics programme) users will accept as real without question. Especially younger ones will be influenced by this image they see day in day out and aspire to be like it. To be as fake and "perfect" as the cover girl. How can you achieve anything like that in real life? You can't. It's that simple.
All that is left is Photoshop - the real one. You don't need a fancy plug-in to make all th
All artists have talent: a misconception?I hear this phrase ALL THE TIME coming from all directions of people, "You have so much talent to do art like that!"All artists have talent: a misconception?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I wrote this journal I decided to look up the actual word: Talent is defined as a special natural ability or aptitude. I.E. being just a natural at drawing. While I will say that there is always someone out there with a natural gift in art, there are also people out there that just have a natural gift for anything that exists. There are natural scientists, natural writers, natural sports players, the list can go on.
Any time I hear someone tell me I have talent, I know whole heartedly they mean well and are praising me, but what they fail to actually praise is my hard work and dedication to my skill set. I was not "this good" out of thin air. Maybe I had some talent...maybe. But I think it is more appropriate to describe me as having the patience and drive for a certain skill which in turn becomes developed on. If you are truly motivated a
ponytunes [update 06/01]My favorite thing with the FiM fandom is all the sound/music remixes that gets delivered!ponytunes [update 06/01]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anypony who checks up on Equestria Daily now and then has probably heard all of them already but I still wanted to do a little rec post with all my top favorites...Since I'd say even non-pony fans can appreciate the goods! It's everything from smooth instrumental pieces to super obnoxious techno dubstep whatever bullshit, listing it in alphabetical order after how they are named on youtube.
The VERY cream of the crop gets a star dot.
New additions gets a blue one.
1000 PEOPLE CLICKED ON THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BY ACCIDENT (and then clicked on it AGAIN!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGSmdOlRokM
[200 subs special] Derpy Hooves has a sparta Crash remix + "Bronies" gets G0ATFAC3'D http://youtu.be/wE9CXHL2ut0
&I ~ Flutter is hushing quietly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezx-n3ENzZA
AgileDash - Scoots Day With RainbowDash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN9N9H1Oa