I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 2[Click Here For Part 1]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Never Be Ashamed"
I couldn't help myself. The moment I saw a name placard for "Steven Blum" my nostalgia and long-standing love of all things LucasArts Adventure Games flung my body into auto-pilot and directed me to that booth. In front of him were posters and lithographs of various characters from recent anime recently localized into English, but I inadvertently dumped his mind back into the 90's when I lost all decorum and totally fangasm'd over his role voicing Ludger Brink in The Dig.
"Wow," Steven reeled at my impulsive outburst. "That was...so long ago."
It was spring 2010, just one week before my transfer to the biggest AAA project in our publisher's history. I was at the Wizard World comic convention in Anaheim California. I knew there was going to be celebrity, but not the rockstars that defined my youth. Being a c
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 1ForewordI Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story is true.
While I exaggerate some of the events in this story, and will not name certain specifics out of the interest of continued employment, everything in this story is true.
It is also a very long story. The story of 2011. The story of the year I spent going through unemployment, internships, freelancing, temp work, and reconstructing my own life from the ground up. It's about coming to the realization of my pride being my downfall, how much I thought I deceived myself into thinking I was any good at anything, how little I truly knew about myself, and of course, the ways in which I rectified it all...a little bit.
It's a story that continues as I still live on into the next day, and the day afterward, as the transition isn't anywhere near a heroic conclusion. But such is a matter of life; I am on this hero's journey of mine until the day I kick it. Perpetual change.
This is also a story I've been meaning to tell since last March. That was w
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 4[Click Here For Part 3]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 43 years ago in Personal More Like This
The trenches ignite in a ghastly chorus of napalm, the sibling fingers of blazing death extend skyward as if reaching vengefully towards an ambivalent god. All around me, my ears are stung by the tormented and panicked screams of soldiers, their studious diction long-since degraded into a primal ensemble of war cries and gritted exclamations for blood. It is absolute bedlam, the rhythmic breaks between bursts of machine gun fire descend with deafening trepidation like melancholy angels, only to be summoned away forcibly by another crack of the gun's bellowing wrath. Swarms of lead bees zip past my head, so much that they are ignored, if one hits me it hits me, I can't stop it. The bunker is just yards away as myself and my platoon make a furious dash for that protective maw.
Send me Sci-fi/Space Art DD SuggestionsPlease help spread the word by adding this Blog to your FavsSend me Sci-fi/Space Art DD Suggestions3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have just recently received the opportunity to become the "Science Fiction and Space Art" Community Volunteer Gallery Moderator here on deviantART.
I am looking for "Science Fiction and Space Art" deviations to feature as Daily Deviations, and you can help.
If you know of any submissions that you think should gain more exposure and be Featured as a Daily Deviation,
and they are "Science Fiction and/or Space Art"related, send me a DD Suggestion via note.
I have info on my front page regarding how to suggest a DD if you have any questions.
I would prefer suggestions for artists that have less exposure and little to no previous DD's,
but I am not against awarding a Daily Deviation to worthy art from a more well known and decorated artist.
I simply want to try to focus on putting a spotlight on lesser known artists that have amazing art to share, so that their work ma
Site Update: Premium Membership Day, SketchfabIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Premium Membership Day, Sketchfab9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Free Premium Membership Day
Free Premium Membership Day is less than a week away!
On April 7, 2014, all members of deviantART will have access to Premium Member features. For an entire 24 hours, starting at 12 midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, you’ll be able to enjoy the perks of a Premium Membership, including Multi- and Scheduled Submit, ad-free browsing, Journal Skins, and so much more!
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29th Bi-Weekly Contest29th Bi-Weekly Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for another contest, It's a Vehicle round.
The winner from the poll was: 'Sand Pirate Vessel'.
If you didn't get the theme you voted for, don't worry there'll be plenty of opportunities to re-use those themes. Thank you so much for the suggestions, feel free to join us on Facebook as an alternative method of sharing your ideas. http://www.facebook.com/concepteez
The previous round was our most successful yet, the entries were all so varied. We always strive to make our next round the best yet and we know you can do better you've proved it time and time again! We had 19 entries in total, each with their own distinct style and different approach to the Theme. We've come to expect great things from you all, so let's keep up the trend. All the themes in the poll had a battle on their hands this time, a few we shall save for another time.
There are many brilliant and va
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
FergusonFirst off, I wanna state that I am not a journalist. This whole ordeal has been extremely messy and filled with a lot of conflicting information, so chances are what I write here might not be 100% accurate or be based on slightly incorrect information. I’ll do my best to explain it simply, but if you really want to know what’s going on it’s probably best to just google it yourself because... really... this is a mess. I'm sure plenty of other people will add info in the comments below or links to appropriate videos/tweets.Ferguson4 months ago in Personal More Like This
What happened here in Missouri
It all started when a cop shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown for “jaywalking” in Ferguson, Missouri. Witnesses say Michael Brown, 18, had raised his hands to surrender when the shots were fired. Police have not confirmed that information.
Shortly afterwards a group of people approached the police department in peaceful protest and demanded answers and information, a lot of
Daily Deviations clanova grupe Artists of Serbia!!Hteo bih da vam predstavim sve DD-ove nasih clanova koje sam uspeo da pronadjem. Vrlo smo ponosni sto ih je toliko i takvog kvalitetaDaily Deviations clanova grupe Artists of Serbia!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pogledajte svaki ponaosob, podrzite sa favom ili watchom njihove autore i uzivajte!
Zbog ogranicenja, zurnal je podeljen na vise delova: http://artistsofserbia.deviantart.com/journal/Daily-Deviations-clanova-grupe-Artists-of-Serbia-2-435322218
winter again by VesnaSvesnaMadness of Gustav Klimt by VesnaSvesna:iconvesnasvesna:
doomsday? by VBagiavenger by VBagi:iconvbagi:
Over the mountains and the sea by jup3nepHappy dog by jup3nep:iconjup3nep:
Love for Magnolia by andi3oloticCorporate Pandemonium 03 by andi3oloticCleaning off by andi3olotic:iconandi3olotic:
Sith Lord by ArtBITHungry mind... by ArtBITA Short Story About Love by ArtBITdAmn Friends by ArtBIT:iconartbit:
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The Garden of Earthly Delights by DougNZ
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Snippy: the end of the worldThe living scarf twisted around my neck, flowing back and forth.Snippy: the end of the world2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My neurons tingled, misfiring.
Was it numbing the pain of being compressed into a hexagonal cocoon that pressed tighter and tighter?
No, it was showing me what it could see and feel, what my limited human vision could not.
The aggregate virus bore into my body, feasting on my cells, borrowing me to expand itself, yet it did not take over completely.
I was here, no I was out there, I was a hundred trillion cells and they were ALL suddenly under my control.
It seems that our relationship status has been upgraded from "master controller/slave drive" to an "unlicensed symbiosis".
The Biomatrix served as my new eyes, letting me peer through my own skin, bones, flesh and organs, through my fireproof jacket, through the web of intertwining lights that bound us in a stasis field, through the thick, crystalline walls of the Arbitrator's spacecraft.
My vision intensified, expandi
Why I write.I would appreciate it if you read this to the very end, and possibly add a comment.Why I write.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not sure if the story of how I became a writer is an odd or interesting one, but I've been thinking about some things lately, and I decided to share it with you all.
I was either nine or ten, and I had just began to see the use of computers. 90% of my friends had a MySpace. MSN Chat, or whatever, and even though I didn't exactly want those, I wanted to "surf the web" all on my own. So, after much begging of my parents, I finally got an hour on our crappy old desktop. I was ecstatic. You want to know what the first thing I Googled was?
"Pokemon Sir Aaron love story."
I had just gotten the movie Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. I had "fallen in love," or what my young mind deemed as love, with the character of Sir Aaron. Why I decided to type in "love story," I'll never really know, but it lead me to this little site called Fanfiction.net. The first fanfiction I ever read was one
(WARNING! PLEASE READ) I'm REALLY fuckin pissed rnBEWARE!! LONG RANT/SPEECH AHEAD!! I KNOW IT'S LONG BUT PLEASE READ. IT'S IMPORTANT(WARNING! PLEASE READ) I'm REALLY fuckin pissed rn1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so I just received a note on the Hetards admin page from :iconcaptainjellyroll: about a notorious USUK basher that has been stalking USUK fans and attacking them as of late.
Now, I myself personally know this basher because she used to attack me relentlessly for days on end. Jelly asked me to make a journal to warn others about this, so that is what I am going to do.
I used to like USUK a lot but that was only for about a year (not until I discovered my avid love for Naruto and SasuNaru (they should fucking have sex already Goddamn)). I am, and have always been (in the bottom of my heart) a SasuNaru fangirl, but back when I was about 16, I shipped USUK like I was sailing the Armada. It was my first OTP (still is) and I loved it. I faved everything USUK and eventually got my inspiration to create my soldier based story "War Effort" .
Surprisingly (for me
Getting some stuff off my chestI don't really know how to start this journal off. I don't really know what exactly to say, even. But this has to be said before I let myself shrug it off like everything else.Getting some stuff off my chest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're a longtime watcher, then you know I've been struggling with depression for about a year and a half. Honestly, it's been longer, but that's when I really came to accept it for what it was. Lately, I've been telling myself to just not let anything get to me--to find my smile and laugh back, and not the slightly fake ones I've been wielding for the past few months. To tell the complete truth, that hasn't really been working.
Writing is my way to vent. My way to channel my emotions and feelings into something that I can show them in another manner other than ugly thoughts. But, writing is also my way to create new worlds and tell countless stories of people and lands that I've devised in my messed up head. A couple weeks ago, my LA Honors teacher basically told me I can't write essays or the like that will
I've been thinking about it a lot lately.What constitutes as being "beautiful" nowadays?I've been thinking about it a lot lately.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why can't I feel comfortable with my 150 pounds?
I just don't see why society today seems to have set a standard for "sexy," you know?
I've always struggled with my image. Always. And last year is when I really began to get...sensitive about it. To the point where I committed certain actions that aren't healthy and wouldn't help me at all. And even though I stopped, not a day goes by where a little voice inside a mirror tells me to do it again.
I just want everyone to love themselves, body and personality and all. I think in this day and age it's so hard to, because of all the pressure we've been put under. Dammit, I want to be able to enjoy my fried chicken and chocolate ice cream without having to feel extremely frantic about what I might have gained afterwards!
It's just been on my mind a lot. Especially when I was over in Europe. Now that I'm home, I can't stop thinking about it. ...probably because I've been consuming "American" food
Help this family move from the warzone if you can!This is a cause i want to fight for because i live in Romania which is just south of Ukraine. The war is very close and very real and this Ukrainian family is asking for your help to move away from the war zone.Help this family move from the warzone if you can!5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
They need to raise $1000 and have already raised $936, so close!
How to donate! There are 2 ways:
Send money through this fundraiser http://www.gofundme.com/bp6020
or send money to :iconshimiart:'s paypal email@example.com
:iconshimiart: is offering commissions in exchange for money for this cause as well check the journal below for to see what she is offering
Here is the original journal of the person who is organizing this fundraising for her Ukrainian friend and the info on the drawings she is making for the people who donate
Of course, you can donate without asking for art, it's your choice.
You also don't need to make a huge donation, even small ones make a difference! Small acts of kindness put together
Mediafire (UPDATED with PERFECT STALLION)http://www.mediafire.com/?vvk6uang7862qbw Art of the DressMediafire (UPDATED with PERFECT STALLION)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.mediafire.com/?q81admnpvsr6b3j At the Gala
http://www.mediafire.com/?p4yukmh9rb67c30 Cutie Mark Crusaders
http://www.mediafire.com/?3v7ubxd76xns3p3 Evil Enchantress
http://www.mediafire.com/?d76gg7n6dfs1cb0 Fluttershy's Lullaby
http://www.mediafire.com/?tnba6fdn6evl5e3 Giggle at the Ghostie
http://www.mediafire.com/?70l2apd9jdqtq51 So Many Wonders
http://www.mediafire.com/?6d7d52ajdpd996i Winter Wrap Up
http://www.mediafire.com/?zqvpab52bkdxbld You Gotta Share
http://www.mediafire.com/?etm47121ij85l8c MLP Theme
http://www.mediafire.com/?z8n9m2uqvriz5q0 Luna (DREAM MODE)
http://www.mediafire.com/?q4yelsncax94w15 Luna (NIGHTMARE MODE)
http://www.mediafire.com/?wm9c7rw8164t37t Singing Telegram
http://www.mediafire.com/?63xy7ymqb71gciv Bestest Friend
http://www.mediafire.com/?mf996iqqhriqaqa Call Upon the Seaponies
http://www.mediafire.com/?5jksgxt3nvzf6ff Discord (EuroC
I think the Captain's become the JokerSo, the Captain just messaged me the following:I think the Captain's become the Joker2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ran out of insanity, going to get some more.
Help me tell everyone on DA
Don't ask how I got these scars
That's all~ <3
P.S. This might put a smile on their face
P.P.S. I stole your purple suit, make up and flower kay? <3"
I think what he means is he'll be out getting some inspiration, so let's wait till he's back!
Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!Happy New Year from deviantART!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
CRAYON COMPETITION! (UPDATE)Draw Crayon contest is close! Thank you everyone who participated!!CRAYON COMPETITION! (UPDATE)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Annoucement of winners 11 February
My third time holding up a competition, this time, the prizes are gonna be better! :iconahurrplz:
This time, it's to draw Crayon! :iconyooyayplz:
Who is Crayon?
Crayon is a new character that was created on 10 November 2012, he is another character that somehow resembles the original guy Pencil, and he is paid to assassinate him, will Crayon be able to assassinate Pencil? Let's see about it!
These are his references
UPDATE (Weapon Designed Added)
I'm holding this contest/competition because I'm interested to see how you depict Crayon as!
HERE ARE THE RULES
1. Draw Crayon ONLY.
2. Creativity is important, depict him in your creativeness! It'll boost your chance to win! Doing a ba
HetaOni English Version - ver 17 - UpdateHere is a little update for the English version, which normaly corrects the bug during chp. 17.HetaOni English Version - ver 17 - Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you already an update (game.rgssa2): https://mega.co.nz/#!W9JSgagK!YRjQXzjQJVhr4fVCUQdYb0_8hrBENdGMaubNnCXdVd4
If you didn't made an update (zip file): https://mega.co.nz/#!PtYH0DgI!UqP1c1SyN8ndqP86KKLaaz6z9i59Zc_1lVM6dX2rGZc
How to install:
1. Unzip the file
2. Find the installation directory
If you already made an update:
Replace the old "Game.rgss2a" by the new one, and rename "Spouic.mp3" into "210 Awakening the Chaos.mp3" (Audio\BGM).
If it is your first update:
Replace the old "Game.rgss2a" by the new one, and add "210 Awakening the Chaos.mp3" into Audio\BGM.
This update corrects the bug, and add items in the mansion. Find all of them, and end the game. There will be a surprise.
*You have not donwloaded any patch for the v17: You can download the *.zip above, I already did the update in.
EDIT 3 The new update contains contains:
*New item to
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantARTArt on the RiseWhat's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was subm
Improving image composition!Sometimes the details of our illustration look great, but then when we step back and look at the composition... it's a little boring or muddy or crowded or our eyes wander away from the parts that looked so good up close... Where are our focal points? Why doesn't this illustration grab my attention and hold it? Composition can make or break a piece. Here are some links that show examples of good and bad compositions and describe why certain layouts are more successful than others. Various tips and rules are described and illustrated. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I do.Improving image composition!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Composition in art as described by wikipedia (this link is a little boring): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 you can skip to the good links below and come back to this one later if you want.
concept art composition tips with examples: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial
23 pages of paintings and composi
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole