4chan compromisedUNNECESSARY NECESSARY PREFACE!4chan compromised7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm well aware that not all of 4chan is "evil" and that not all people who participate or visit 4chan are "evil" either. This journal uses large sweeping generalizations because that's helpful for having a larger discussion. I'm not interested in minutia, I'm interested in the big picture here. And sadly, even if you love 4chan, it has a reputation which precedes it and you cannot deny that. So please, don't comment here with "But not ALL 4chan is bad!" remarks, ok? I know. I understand.
So here’s the latest that I’ve been able to discover about the GamerGate movement. Apparently 4chan and other like-minded websites have been “compromised.” Mods are now banning or deleting threads and discussions about GamerGate. This, naturally, has led many to assume that 4chan is “under control” by Social Justice Warriors (SJW for short) and a lot of people are leaving 4chan now to find other websites (or poss
What A Revolting Development This IsIn light of the news that Warner Bros. is working on a third live action/animated movie starring the Looney Tunes, where the characters will be CGI this time instead of traditionally animated, I wrote a little essay detailing the events of the last two decades that landed the Looney Tunes in the rather sorry state they're in now. Figured I'd share it with my fellow artists.What A Revolting Development This Is3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everything's Gettin' Dark:
How Warner Bros. Almost Killed Bugs Bunny
By Jesse J. Barboza
1940 was a busy year, to say the least. America was just clawing its way out from the Great Depression, and world war loomed on the horizon. The oppressive Axis powers were gaining force in Europe, and within one short year, the United States would be pulled into the vicious fray. The nation needed a hero, a figure who could rally the population with strength, wit, and nerve, who could give us hope as well as make us laugh during tough times. Fortunately, this figure arrived on July 27. 1940. And he happened to be
Korra, DC, Troll, Anita, and IntelLegend of Korra Book 4 is up nowKorra, DC, Troll, Anita, and Intel7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I watched the first episode and I won’t spoil anything for you here. Suffice to say it was a little more lackluster than I anticipated it would be for a season starting episode. I understand they’re setting up a LOT of stuff (with the 3 year time jump), but overall I felt kinda blah about this episode. I hope it gets better. I think the next episode is going to examine what happened to Korra during those 3 years and that sounds like it’s gonna be awesome. So here’s hoping!
DC Apologizes for Offensive T-Shirts
This little news story broke out over the week. DC unveiled 2 new official t-shirts. The first depicted Superman kissing Wonder Woman with the title “SCORE!” over his head. The other was a Batman shirt that read “Training to be Batman’s Wife.” I have less issue with the batman shirt than I do the Wonder Woman shirt, because it’s pretty indicative of wh
shunshine~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~shunshine3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've noticed that so many people are having such a rough time. Just being upset or going through some upsetting things, or just being down in general. And it really honestly upsets me alot: especially since I'm referring to alot of my close or not so close, friends.
I wish that there was a way for me to console or help every single one of you, because I care so much; and you and honestly nobody deserves to have negative feels.
Why am I writing all this?
Because I love you. All of you.
To be honest, I see most people as friends unless they give me reason to not.
B-but, if anyone needs an ear to listen; or in this case, eyes to read. Feel free to rant all you like here, or you could jsut comment or note me. I'm a pretty good listener. ;7;
Age of Ultron***Minor Spoilers***Age of Ultron3 days ago in Personal More Like This
Even at their worst (Iron Man 2), the Marvel movies (The real ones, not that sh*t Fox and Sony keep excreting) are always a fun ride, well worth the price of a cinema ticket. Age of Ultron maintains that level of entertainment.
Despite having a huge array of characters nibbling at screen time, it never feels as sluggish as the midsection of the first Avengers flick. It rockets along at a glorious pace and maintains focus on its own story, but at the same time, Age of Ultron isn’t as good a tale.
Whereas Avengers felt like the end point that multiple movies had been leading up to, Age of Ultron doesn’t seem to further the series’ overarching narrative. It exists purely so we can spend more time in the company of the characters we know and love. Not a bad thing per se, especially with the usual barrage of fast quips and gags causing some genuine LOL moments (“I’m sorry”), but it does
Reproduction Work: An Essay Made for Learnin'One thing I've noticed about all plagiarists: the first thing they do when caught is to claim ignorance. "I didn't mean to infringe!" "I love your art!" "I never said -outright- it wasn't original--I was only -redrawing-."Reproduction Work: An Essay Made for Learnin'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ugh. That word.
Take a seat next to teacher here and let's have us a talk.
That word is not some magic coverall for trying to pass someone else's work off as your own--and you ARE trying to pass it off as your own if you're changing signatures, names, etc. with no mention as to the original creator or characters you're appropriating. We have a word for that shit...say it with me now...plaaaagiaaarismmmm. Good job.
But, Teacher! Isn't copying a way to learn from other people?
The short answer is: Sure it is! Just don't be a douchebag about it.
I was fortunate enough in my education to be forced to take a Master's Class. For 20 weeks we did nothing but reproduce classical works by artists like Da Vinci and Michelangelo in charcoal and pastel--and I hated eve
Group Updates || MYO Minkin Payment Closing EarlyPrompt UpdatesGroup Updates || MYO Minkin Payment Closing Early3 months ago in Personal More Like This
New Prompt: Love or Friendship Ends: Feb 14th
Please do not use any animals in your drawing that are not fantasy insects.
Entries for 'Slumber' are due on the 1st at Midnight ESTOVER!!!!!
All rules about prompts apply, please know them but don't be afraid to ask questions.
IF YOU DO NOT OWN A MINKIN, YOU CAN NOW PARTICIPATE IN PROMPTS!
THERE IS NOW A PRIZE LIST AVAILABLE FOR PROMPTS!
***** Yes, you can buy customs with Minnie's Sparklepoints
[Bullet; Black] [New] Sewn clothing and jewelry must now be bought with Sparklepoints[Snowflake]. If you had an outfit before this time you can keep it, but all outfits
Watch Dogs will be a crap game.You cannot run up stairs in Assassin’s Creed 4.Watch Dogs will be a crap game.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is the 6th game in the series. You’d have thought by now that all of the flaws, so glaringly obvious in the first game, would have been dealt with, but no. If you try to run up stairs – for example, between the decks of your ship – the player character will leap onto the railing and refuse to come down.
That the main enemy in Ass Creed is still the method of navigation tells you everything you need to know about Ubisoft’s design ethic: “make the game pretty and that way we don’t have to address the mistakes we keep repeating”.
The aesthetic is the only reason I stuck with the series, up until Ass Creed: Revelations, when I finally gave up the battle of attrition against the controls, deciding that there were better games out there for me to spend my time on. In that respect, Ubisoft are much like Rockstar, only that Rockstar present a beautiful virtual world and then
Wandering new avenues.I’m currently looking at Patreon from a new angle. I generally don’t like the concept of crowd-funding, which is how I’d always seen it, but as a different avenue of distribution it might actually be useful. Especially now that so many other artists have already gone before me and built up an army of patrons. I wouldn’t be asking people to sign up to yet another webpage purely for my own purposes. Chances are; you’re already there.Wandering new avenues.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
My original idea was to start dumping content onto Patreon that would otherwise have been distributed via The Apsara Portfolio under the “Beasts and Babes Sketchbook” title, but then I read the user guidelines and they seem just as squeamish when it comes to smutty content as everyone else.
Guy getting torn apart by bullets and exploding in a shower of red gore? Fine.
Male and female genitalia coming into contact with one another? Oh my god. Think of the children.
A revised approach is to post content there, along wi
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Negative waves.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!
MY FIRST CONTEST - WIN 400 POINTSWHAT YOU HAVE TO DO:MY FIRST CONTEST - WIN 400 POINTS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You will have to make some kind of art using one of my original characters.
It can be a illustration, a sculpture, you can use any kind of art. You can make one character alone,
or together with another characters, this other characters don't necessarily need to be mine.
MY ORIGINAL CHARACTERS:
Akuri Kreagon, Kirin and Pony dragon,
USE MY KREAGON OR CREATE YOUR OWN
Kreagon is now a species, so, you can create your own.
- Kreagon is a kind of dragon.
- There is no kreagons with wings.
- Kreagons are a bit bigger than a pony.
- It can have any kind of horns, but must have horns,
- It can have any kind of mane, but it must be a mane
- All kreagons got a bit of fur on the end of the tail.
- It could have marks like spots, stripes, things like this on the body.
- Your kreagon can be made in any color too.
- Usually, the tail has a different color of the rest of the body.
- The fur on the end of the tail has the same
Complete Pyramid Head Helmet TutorialIntroductionComplete Pyramid Head Helmet Tutorial8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay everyone, here is the long awaited Pyramid Head Helmet Tutorial! Unfortunately, I do not have step by step pictures, nor do I have measurements of the actual frame or the foam-board panels, just the finished product. Also, I did not sketch out blueprints when I made the helmet, but I used pictures as references. I'll describe later how I did that. As a matter of fact, that might be more helpful to you than the actual measurements themselves. But anyways, lets get started. Use the following links as reference throughout the tutorial:
Photo References: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41878460/?qo=1&q=by%3Adark-felix+in%3Ascraps&qh=sort%3Atime
What you will need
The first step is to go to the hardware and craft/art supply store and pick up your supplies. Remember when buying supplies to allow for mistakes, so bu
Some Links of Inspiration & AdviceSome of you may have seen these before, but here are some thoughtful, inspirational, and light-hearted links that have served as a great reminder to myself to keep doing what I do. Sometimes we need these kind of reminders. They've just been hanging around in my bookmarks, and since I saw a few of these things resurface on tumblr today, I decided now was as good a time as any to share.Some Links of Inspiration & Advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Studio Shelter "Keep Drawing"
Tales Of Mere Existence: "My Favorite Artistic Advice"
Super Obvious Secrets I Wish They'd Teach In Art School
How to Steal Like an Artist
Commission Prices (OUT OF DATE)!!***NOTE: These commission prices are out of date. Will update with accurate info soon. Commissions are closed!Commission Prices (OUT OF DATE)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
***NOTE: With the exception of dA icons, large wings are automatically $10 extra.
Commission: Aledles by bananamantisCommission: Catkisses by bananamantisGift Art: Tsubelle by bananamantisViluna + Vixsun icon by bananamantisinelis icon by bananamantisCommission: FeatheredCritter by bananamantis
MEDIUM/LARGE SIMPLE (No/Minimal Shading): $25+
VGAsK so I just watched the VGAs this morning and i'm all hyped up when i see orange and blue derpin around and they start off talking about Portal 2, and i sit through the whole thing not caring about some of the games while other ones started to look pretty cool (like mass effect 3, though i haven't played any of them yet, but i plan to) and i'm kind of pissed that some awards got more attention than others. they managed to squeeze in right before the break "oh hey these ones won this and this and this and here's Deadmau5." which i guess is what they do? They tell valve that Portal 2 won 5 awards by going "here's a shot from a couple trailers. it won best pc and co-op and voice actors and best dlc" and then they just cut to commercials. Then at the very end right before they announced GOTY, i kid you not, this happened to me.VGAs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"And the moment you've been waiting for, the winner for Game Of The Year is-"
My tv cuts off.
IT STOPPED RECORDING. The 2 hours were up RIGHT before the announc
It's 5 seconds to midnight. Thanks for listening.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-30859967It's 5 seconds to midnight. Thanks for listening.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was revealed earlier this month that CNN had in place an “ultimate closing message” in the event of the apocalypse actually arriving (and there being enough time to change the tape). It was footage of a military band playing “Nearer My God to Thee”:
This.... would have been a really crap thing to permanently sign out on.
The BBC obviously thought so, too, as in light of that story they asked their readers/listeners what they would like to hear played across the service, should doomsday occur.
Most responses were musical numbers, such as REM’s “It’s the End of the World as we know it (and I feel fine)” and Queen’s “Don’t stop me now”, but other’s were a little more deranged, such as the final clip of a Warner Bros cartoon, with Porky Pig saying “That’s all folks!”.
One chap just wanted to hear
Nothing to see, here.There are only a handful of names on my “block” list. You have to have been a monumental prick in order to earn yourself a place on it. I don’t hide negative comments about my work nor do I block people that write them. It’d make the world a very boring place if you edit it to show nothing but praise. The barbs are what make it interesting and provide points to debate and/or argue.Nothing to see, here.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I monitor content on DA via “browse” as it changes regularly and has work that the community thinks to be high quality. It’s generally where I spot artists whose material I want to see more of. Over the past few days, though, after posting a response to DA inexplicably choosing the letter “Z” to be their logo, people mentioned that the “Super Pretentious” cartoon had surpassed DA’s own “Boldly” journal on the “What’s Hot” list. Thinking that to be funny as hell, I switched to “What’s Hot” t
DevArt update.(AKA - Where the hell is the "Newest" button, now?)DevArt update.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am not some sort of luddite. I don't mind change. All I ask for is consistency.
STOP MOVING THE GOD DAMN BUTTONS AROUND.
Every five freaking minutes you move them.
Make a decision.
Stick with it.
Thank you kindly!
RANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra infoRANDOMVEUS CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST + extra info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
RandomVeus Character Design Contest!
Wanna see a character of your design in RandomVeus Vol.2?If so then this can be your chance.
The contest is simple.
You create a character that YOU could see as an employee of the '1 Dimensional Couriers' in the Veuniverse.
- Your character will join the 1 Dimensional Couriers crew. (They will appear in several scenes with speaking dialogue)
- Design credit for character.
- Your character will be featured at the receiving end of a delivery. (They ordered package, and 1DC is delivering it)
- Design credit for character.
1. One character per person (so make it count)
2. The character has to be created specifically for this contest (so no existing OC's will be accepted)
3. Full Colour if possible, any medium. Full body preferable.
4. Your submission doesn't have to look 'professional'. So long as the concept is clear and understandabl
Gaming Culture Cracks and BurnsWhat’s been going on this week?Gaming Culture Cracks and Burns8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Phil Fish was DOXXED (for standing up for Zoe Quinn) and all his personal information was leaked onto the internet, including SSI info, home address, bank records, etc. As a result, Phil decided to leave gaming forever and is now selling off the IP rights to FEZ and Polytron. Link: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/phil-fish-selling-rights-to-fez-after-being-hacked/1100-6421882/
Meanwhile 4chan/Reddit have decided that Phil Fish WASN’T hacked and that he faked the whole thing because... ? 4chan also called the FBI on Phil because they believe fake hacking your own account is a “federal offense.” Gotta love how 4channers are more willing to make up and believe a conspiracy theory than admit they made a mistake... Link (warning: conspiracy theory level nonsense): http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/815/837/bc1.jpg
Zoe Quinn, a female independent game developer who made a game called Depression Quest, g
Awkward Little MiracleSixty five million years ago, a 6.2 mile wide asteroid slammed into the earth and unleashed hell. The impact released 200 million times more energy than our mightiest atomic bombs, blasting superheated gas and debris in a corona of destruction that settled into a post-apocalyptic orbit around the planet.Awkward Little Miracle10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The dinosaurs found it impossible to survive the event.
The alligators? Just dandy. Maybe a bit smug seeing all those cocky tyrannosaurs get theirs.
Contemplating this helps to explain our derpy little miracle:
Raging fire and collapsing infrastructure? Whatever. Stop Drop and Glare evidently works like a charm. That and being built like a little tank.
When we asked the rescuers if any pets had been rescued, they truthfully answered no. However, it wasn't until some weeks later that salvage teams began entering the building. One of them must have come across Tally, Queen of Destruction lounging in the midst of
10 years?!? wow!!!haha wow, i just noticed that I've officially been on deviantart for 10 years now. gotta draw something to commemorate that soon! i'm not gonna lie, it means quite a lot to me. even though i didn't know it at the time, putting my artwork online and joining art communities like deviantart has become the foundation of pretty much my entire LIFE as i know it now. i mean i started uploading my artwork to this site for fun, just to get in touch with other artists and gain some exposure, and now it is my career. i firmly believe that my fanbase here on deviantart and the things i've learned here have EVERYTHING to do with me being able to work as a freelance artist. i discovered so many inspiring and great artists through this site. the reason i chose the Utrecht School of the Arts as my college was because i followed Bakenius and loved his work; when i didn't like the school i was attending at the time, i contacted him through deviantart notes and he advised me to check out his school10 years?!? wow!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of "Awfulness"Okay, this just HAS to be addressed.Kung Fu Panda: Legends of "Awfulness"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For anyone who hasn't heard, there is a new show on Nickelodeon called, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, a spin-off of the already popular series of movies of the same name. While the show was being pitched to television watchers, such as myself, I got excited!
"Wow, really?! A show about Kung Fu Panda? You're kidding me? More Po, Shifu, and the Furious Five? This has GOT to be too good to be true!"
And what great timing, by the way -- just after the second movie came out! The sequel was beyond fabulous, so why can't the show be? It's just a continuation of what's already been established, right?
WRONG!! WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!!
THIS SHOW IS AN UTTER DISGRACE TO ALL THAT IS KUNG FU PANDA!!!!!
I know more about the world of Kung Fu Panda more than these mediocre show-makers! Everything's become a farce -- "how can we take this pain-stakingly created world of culture-