Thursday: Connect the Dots!Happy New Year, everyone! Today's contest is definitely one to help kick off your 2012 in a creative way.Thursday: Connect the Dots!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're taking a new spin on the old-fashioned Connect the Dots games. Given the template below (click the image to download the full version), connect any number of dots to find an image inside! You don't have to use all of the dots, just whichever ones you wish.
Keep your eyes open and search through this random assortment of circles. Do you see an ocean of tropical fish? Or perhaps a watermelon eating contest underway? Something is sure to catch your attention! Once it does, connect the dots to create an image, which can be anything your creativity allows. Once you have the outline of this image, feel free to color it in, create a background, or depict an entire scene! If you find several images in this template, outline them all and have them i
Representing Team RahidenThe first updatey journal of the new year! Hurrah.Representing Team Rahiden9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A few weeks ago I got an email from a representative at one of the other Cambridge colleges. She said that there was to be an Arts Festival hosted at Queens' College this February, and that they would like to feature some of my MOCs as part of their art exhibition! The theme of the festival is 'Do It Yourself', so really it couldn't be more fitting. I will probably post a more in-depth journal about it closer to the time (perhaps in a before-and-after style), but I'm terribly excited.
Anyway, I had to choose five photographs to submit, each with a suitable description, and I had the option of having a space set out so that I could display some of the actual MOCs, should I bring them along on the day. Eventually I decided to submit the Camera Spider, Fissure, Psystrike, the Swordfish, and Yanmega (which can be seen here); additionally I shall bring along the Nameplate and a handful of miniMOCs wi
CriticismThere is definitely something to be said about having thick skin. I am an avid supporter of freedom of speech, and I think it should be applied as broadly as possible. However freedom of speech also has a cost, people can have their feelings hurt. This brings up the topic of censorship. Sadly there are too many people in this world that think that if something offends them, or it doesn't meet their expectation of what something should sound like, that they should be able to wipe it of the planet.Criticism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As Benjamin Franklin said (apparently) "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." I can't agree more. If I don't have the freedom to question commonly held ideas, or to push the boundaries of our beliefs, then I don't want to live. However most people don't want to push the boundaries of anything (some want to regress in fact), and it is these people who are content with their temporary safety.
I hope that my children c
Win POINTS and a huge FEATURE!!! :DTo celebrate my 2,000,000st deviation view and my sister's 4000st watcher we do a point/feature raffle! :la :You should have a look!!Win POINTS and a huge FEATURE!!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)Hey!Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I decided to do a little dA muro drawing contest. 5 Winners will each receive 200 dA points and will be featured by me in a journal!!
It takes only a very short time to join the contest!! Just do the following:
1. + FAV this journal
2. Write a comment under this journal with your muro drawing attached!
The entries will be judged on the overall impact/creativity (it can be funny, scary, cute, cool, whatever..), you dont need to be a hyper skilled artist to win here! You can draw whatever you want, it can be a doodle or a masterwork! Every work is accepted! You can make as many entries as you like to! :3
Ask your friends to join this little contest! The more people join, the more fun it will be!
Deadline: One day after I posted this journal!
Chalk and cheese sandwichesThe past week was supposed to be productive.Chalk and cheese sandwiches1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'd planned to have Ember completed by now. I was going to have each Faffory page finished days in advance. I'd intended for the Chinese Language blog to be up, and if I had time I'd continue with the 100 Themes Challenge or even make a start on the next MOC.
I figured that the burst of activity would mean that I wouldn't feel guilty about leaving for Vienna for a week starting tomorrow, so I wouldn't have to bother writing any journal-based explanation for the inactivity.
But alas, it wasn't, because I didn't, so here I am.
(As a general rule, I dislike sorry-for-the-inactivity journals. If you do too, then you may as well stop reading now; the rest is an attempt to make it worthwhile.)
My excuse, of course, is perfectly sound. On a blissful Monday morning, I received a phone call from a friend asking if I'd play fourth horn in his not-quite-local Youth Orchestra, to perform Rimsky-Korsakov's
Win a FREE commission and points!!! :D*edit*: The winners are out!! check my journal here: http://fav.me/d4rpb4t *edit*Win a FREE commission and points!!! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahhhh, I just passed the 10000 watchers!!! :iconexcitedlaplz: :iconlachoirplz: This is so unbelievably incredible and awesome, thank you all so much!!!!!
Soooo, to celebrate this, I thought of a little "event"... xD I have some points from all of your donations and I wanna make a point giveaway! PLUS one of you will win a FREE COMMISSION by me! All you have to do to qualify is the following:
1. Fav this journal :iconfavplz:
2. Tell your watchers about this "event" in a journal and post a link to this site (lets make this a big event!! )
3. When you followed these steps add a comment under this journal containing: "Faved and Shared" (or something similar ^^)
You are only able to win the points or a free commission if you follow these steps! The winners will be picked out of the people who followed the instructions! There will be 5 people who receive 100 points each and one who
Confessions of a NiyyanSelf-tagged by FirstWorldFugitive!Confessions of a Niyyan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Pick one of your OCs.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OCs.
3. Tag five people to do this meme!
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal.
1. What is your name?
Toa Niyyan, though I am known by one or two others. Y and Toa Nyan come to mind. (Speaking of which, it annoys me how the Nyan Cat picture above this is broken.)
2. Do you know why you were named that?
Yes - Creator figured that it'd be really clever if he fashioned a name out of Yin and Yang. He missed out the G, though.
3. Are you single or taken?
Creator hasn't made me a girlfriend, as far as I know.
4. Have any abilities or powers?
At one point I thought I had Ice powers, until I became a Toa of Balance by some fluke. Not that I'd use either 'power' anyway.
5. Stop being a Mary-sue!
6. What's your eye color?
Dark green; the only part of me that isn't black, white or grey.
7. How about hair color?
See photo fo
The BML Standard:iconmaplemaster: reporting for duty. I'm starting to become known for my longer-than-ideal journals, but this one's important!The BML Standard3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you look on the BML profile page, you'll see that we've updated the box on the top-left; it now contains The Rules, as before, and an addition of mine titled 'The BML Standard'. I've pasted it below for convenience.
Anyway, we've found that a lot of potential MOCers come to us in search of advice for improvement (so long as they don't storm off in a fit of rage, that is). There might also be the chance that there are people who want help, but aren't willing to openly ask for it. We've always known that it's hard to describe what exactly makes 'a good MOC', so, with contributions from the other admins, I've done my best to make a list of factors which we find important.
Comments, thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
The BML Standard
Here at the BionicleMOCers’L
Rahiden used Fly!This is a short(!) journal to say that I shall be flying to Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong later today. I've used deviantArt's wonderful new Schedule function to ensure that Faffory 48 is uploaded next Sunday, but other than that I suspect that activity from me will be pretty sparse for the next two weeks.Rahiden used Fly!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However, once the two weeks are up I should be MOCing full-time! If anybody has a request or a suggestion, now would be a good time to voice it. bulkhead2534 and imaNINJA2 have put forward Garmadon and a spidery MOC respectively, which will hopefully be the first of many that I shall be planning whilst I am on one of the inevitably long and tedious journeys. For example, at this time last year I was making preparations for Psystrike; I still find it funny how similar the final MOC looks to his initial sketch<
TAGGED.:iconyeeaahplz::iconsaysplz: I WAS TAGGED BY: http://icemagnet.deviantart.com/TAGGED.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, this is how this works: comment on this and I shall...
1) tell you something I learned from looking at your dA page for, like, 10 seconds. :iconlazyplz:
2) Tell you a color you remind me of.
3) What element I think you are (water, wind, fire, ex.)
4) Tell you what manga/anime, comic book, and/or video game character you remind me of.
5) Ask you a question, (which you shall answer)
6) Tell you something I like about you.
7) Give you a nickname.
8) Tell you the object that is to the left of me.
9) tell you what sound/smell/flavor you remind me of.
10) Tell YOU :iconnouplz: to do this in a journal too!
NO deviantART for one day.NO deviantART for one day.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well then, hopefully DeviantArt will return in one day, so for now, cya for the next day people.
Devious Journal EntryTaken from :iconmatanui2001:Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Name a list of people that you want to meet in your life time. I won't "tag" anyone, but you can answer if you want to.
1) Greg Farshtey
2) Stan Lee
3) Scott Mcneil
4) Dalai Lama
5) Terri Irwin
LOLLike a boss: http://thechive.com/2011/11/28/daily-afternoon-randomness-49-photos-62/demotivational-posters-like-a-boss-2/LOL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was taggedTagged by :iconimaNINJA2:I was tagged3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Pizza or pasta?
2. Pepsi or coke?
Pepsi, it doesn't taste like acid XP
3. List the 7 elements of Bionicle world in order of how much you like them. (The 7th is light in case u didnt know)
Order is from most liked to least.
4. Fave Glatorian for both regular and Glatorian legends?
Skrall, because they would've won if it wasn't for Mata Nui giving the other glatorians elemental powers.
5. Autobot or Decepticons?
Autobots Assemble! lolz
6. Who would win: Gelu or Ackar?
Gelu, because he doesn't suck. :iconderpplz:
7. What is your top 5 favorite food?
Wow, amazing grammar so far. Whatever.
-Chips (sour cream and onion)
8. LOOK, ITS A...
9. Would you rather be dead or in alive?
Mah boi mah boi mah boi mah boi mah boi mah boi mah boi :iconwtfboomplz:
10. Would you resort to F.E.A.R. (fuck everything and run)?
Depends on WTF you are talking about.
Inactivity, Holiday, Tag.Addressing these in order. My inactivity sprouts from my desire to play video games such as and not limited to; Portal 2, Mass Effect 2, Penumbra: Overture, Torchlight, Skyrim, Deadspace 2 and Darksouls. All of which have a large requirement for time. Also i have been working on a certain moc (ohohoho) Which i will be posting once its finished. My lack of anything bionicle also sprout from the fact that i hate taking pictures of my figures because i don't have a good way to do so. And before you say anything, i do not have a white sheet and i only have 2 lamps. But i will make due and post what i can soon enough. Because i have, in fact, 5 entirely new mocs to show, and 3 revamps.Inactivity, Holiday, Tag.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Work has had me pretty busy but i think i'm getting the swing of managing my time properly. Aside from there never being any time for sleep.
Onto my holiday. Christmas was a tad stressful this year but still a very goot one.
Best day ever!!!!!(Commissions closed)Yeap, today is being one of my best days here in DA.Best day ever!!!!!(Commissions closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This morning I woke up and I made one icon for a friend. I realized that a friend gave me 1 moth premium membership as a gift... This morning I had 880 watchers (now 883)...I have like 4 commissions more, wich made me happy xD I did a custom adoptable, :iconOuiatchouan: has made me a headshot of my OC Sirkallah and thanks to that I made 5 more friends and they helped me to search a name for her. I'm going to do a custom adoptable art trade with :iconXcrysis-Crossx:, that is going to make me an adoptable of her Galehaust species.
Lately my drawings are getting better and I'm in a very happy mood...so that makes me get motivated and isnpired easily.
Commissions are closed for now on, because I need time to do all the requests, presents, contests entries, trades and commissions... so yeah, I have A LOT. I'M VERY BUSY. And I even have to find time for my own propouse xD
I'm going to take the chance to put the list of wha
SOPAOh boi, I hope it wont get passed tonight. If DA gets down, then cya on moc pages.SOPA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope it wont be my last journal.
Pie Partyhttp://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTY5MzE1NzQ4.htmlPie Party3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:Iconzeecaptainplz::Iconsaysplz: I kill you in the name of Delicious.
Devious Journal EntrySo lately I was posting a lot of Ben 10 Aliens drawings, at least something to upload. Since I dont have anything to post from Bionicle, aside some drawings as well.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So onto me, I am doing well, 1 month holiday starts for me now but that doesn't mean I can rest, I still have online school to deal with. My Chinese language learning goes well but I can do better. Also because of the climate, I got sick but i got healthy again. But because of that, I dont really want to eat much cas my stomick hates me and makes me suffer a little. There is no snow at all here for those who are curios, in fact there is never snow in city I life. Chinese new year will come soon, I better off avoiding drinking alcohol. So for real New Year I got Hero Factory Scorpio as my gift, goody. And lastly here is a quiz, a Ben 10 quiz.
[ ] You love smoothies
[/] You feel like it's your role to defend others
[/] But at the same time it saddens and stresses you when someone gets hurts
[ ] You come off as c
Grrrrrr...am i the only one or does everyone else yell at the tv/computer when they see something they don't like eg. cliffhanger endings or continuity errorsGrrrrrr...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Batman ate my Fingers :Uhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJhhIq42Gv8&feature=channel_video_titleBatman ate my Fingers :U3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It took 20 Minutes :iconDeathstareplz: for........ 20FPS......