you mean there's more to a work than PAIRINGS?!!1Putting it up because I think it applies to a number of things.
In regards to this post: http://alexds1.tumblr.com/post/16330218225/there-is-but-one-step-from-the-grotesque-to-the
I think a number of things in regards to what the OP was saying were seriously taken out of context. I'm also going to say upfront that I don't really watch the Sherlock show, and, yes, I am fine with slash and femmeslash and all that on many occasions. That being said, I find their post, despite it being geared towards the SH fandom, to be incredibly applicable with a number of fandoms. While reading their post, I never once got the vibe the OP was saying anything remotely close to "slash is bad" or "asexuality is bad" or "you're not a real fan if you didn't read the original Holmes books." To be honest, I don't think they were even saying (or even implying), "you're a shitty fan if you like slashing these characters and you like porn of them."
Honestly, I think the main point of their post wasn't you're
feminism: you're doing it wrongI like how a female is more likely to get flack for not liking a character (especially one of the same gender) and accused of self-hatred or misogyny than a male would. I also like how females are more likely to overlook if the person hating on a female character is a guy because apparently focusing on alleged self-hating and misogyny with females in fandom takes precedence over a dude saying something possibly sexist and focusing on witch-hunting self-hating females is more important.feminism: you're doing it wrong2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Boy, I'm really glad the new mystery character to be introduced into the series won't be a female because I SHUDDER TO THINK of all the supposed HATE and MISOGYNY she'll get from the FEMALES IN THIS FANDOM," I say to myself at a hypocritically backwards attempt at feminism in which I blatantly assume that most other female members of my own gender are inherently hateful and misogynistic towards their own gender while self-righteously putting myself on a pedestal to judge my own sex and make the assumpti
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 Art2 years ago in Personal More Like 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 Villains2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the standards of nerdom have fallenNerds then: A highly studious individual who lacks social skills or an incredibly intelligent and skilled expert in certain field(s) with a generally shy, awkward, or introverted personality.the standards of nerdom have fallen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Edit: although being shy/introverted may not always be a necessity)
Nerds now: People who feel the need to take the most mundane media, technology, or pop culture-related things and plaster "I'm such a nerd!11" after every single observation regarding fandom, technology, or video games.
"That guy's blue hat looks like Sonic the Hedgehog! Oh my god, I'm such a nerd! XD"
"I recognize that logo from Zelda!!! I'm such a nerd!"
"Just bought myself Modern Warfare or another extremely popular game. Gosh, I'm SUCH nerd! XD"
"lol picture of myself in thick-rimmed glasses in a cute pose I'M SUCH A NERD, GUYS."
"i keep takin pictures of myself in glasses and oh my god im so nerdy and the most awkward person i know let me just take six hundred more photos to show all these strangers what an awkward goofball
DrugsTo repeat what I've said in another post, I like how whenever someone passingly mentions they smoke cigarettes or use pot there is almost always another person that has to jump in and give a ten mile speech about why "they'll never do drugs" or how it's a "disgusting habit" and make all these condescending remarks about the person even though the person never actually forced drugs on them or just happened to mention their habit in brief passing during a conversation.Drugs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It basically goes in line of this:
Person: "Yeah, sometimes I smoke a little when I draw or use pot occasionally. It helps me to unwind."
Other person: "You know what, that's really sad of you. I would never touch drugs. I don't need drugs, I'm so much better than that. It's really pathetic that you have turn to drugs to get like that that's really sad and disgusting I just don't see the point you must be pretty lazy and worthless to do something like that. I WOULD NEVER, EVER touch drugs. EVER. I will never
special snowflake partyGetting pretty sick of the following:special snowflake party1 year 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
Good Story Advice and the Power of PatienceI recently picked up a copy of Stephen King's the Dark Tower I and while I've yet to read the actual story, the book opens with a thoughtful introduction that contains a number of insightful pieces of commentary. However, the particular part of this opening introduction that really stood out to me was the portion where King mentioned Tolkien's influence on him as a youth and as a writer. He talks about how wildly popular Tolkien's work was with kids growing up around that time, and how reading Tolkien's work eventually inspired his own. In King's own words:Good Story Advice and the Power of Patience1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"But although I read the books in 1966 and 1967, I held off writing. I responded (with a rather touching wholeheartedness) to the sweep of Tolkien's imagination-to the ambition of his story-but I wanted to write my own kind of story, and had I started then, I would have written his. That...would have been wrong. Thanks to Mr. Tolkien, the twentieth century had all the wizards and elves it needed."
And that's a big reas
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 Fanart2 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
Response to Dealing with DeathWhat made me look into Atheism was my own Mother's death. I was her caregiver and she had six months to live. When you have that time to prepare you can ask what the person wants, how they want their affairs handled. My Mom said to scatter her ashes on the mountain overlook. I asked her what kind of service she wanted and she said she didn't believe in Any of that crap. She'd ,"read all of the books and it was All crap (even Buddhism). Don't read any prayers, no priests, nothing." She made me promise. At one point someone plied the Lord's Prayer into my hands saying I'd know what to do when the time is right. I said sure and when they weren't looking I crumpled it up and threw it away.Response to Dealing with Death1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Mom said she didn't know what came afterwards and she didn't care. She'd been living with HIV and before that had battled with Schizophrenia. Cancer was just another thing to beat. In any case she'd already come to terms with her mortality.
What Christians don't get is that in the Five Stages of Grief
Dealing with deathIt's been 7 months since I became an atheist, and many people still have a great impact on my choices. One of the most shocked people was my professor, who is a strict christian. He asked me just a few days ago: "If you don't believe in life after death, how can you cope with death?"Dealing with death1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Many atheist are being asked this question, but many don't know what to answer, I said to him:
"Death certainly brings preoccupation, especially the promise of paradise after death helps us relieve the fear; but what about those who don't believe in this paradise? Those have to face that death is all. Nothing after. I am certainly kind of afraid of my ending coming. But how do I cope with death? I don't. I don't worry about my ending, best way to accept and cope the fear is to not think of it.
Death is a natural process, it may come near and far but the best way to accept it is to NOT expect it. This life is all we have, this is our promised paradise and the end of the ride could come anytime. Best thing i
ME vs. NAZI ZOMBIESMe vs. Nazi ZombiesME vs. NAZI ZOMBIES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you about my dream from last night.
I was on my way to my mother's house after shopping for a halloween costume. I was going as batman, and I had a massive black bat-tank to go with it.
I arrive at my mother's house, my sister and my brother in law are already there and we're hanging out and my mother gets the idea to go over to her friend's house, who is an old woman.
So in my massive bat-tank we go. We go up her long and winding drive way and weird awkward path to her house and we meet her. She has two friends there, who are much older than her and I instantly recognize both women- Eva and Gretl Braun lived with this woman! And were somehow, magically, still alive!
So, we all decide to go to the small lake not far from the house.
And at this point my point-of-view changes, and I am Eva. But I her from like the 1940's, as is Gretl. So now we're randomly much younger.
We get to the lake and my bro is about to dip in when he noticed something horrifying-
Drugged Up Horny WomanSo a drugged out woman felt herself at me at the till today. Apparently she's kinda known around town for this kinda thing.Drugged Up Horny Woman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
She started out dancing to the crappy music on the horrible station that one of the day girls puts on at work (it only plays club music - the most brain-bleedingly dumb-numb music in existence, where "down down down down down down down" is considered a "lyric", and repeating a short phrase a minimum of 75 times per song is a requirement, "Tonight's gonna be a good good niiight" "Hello-Oooh-ooh-ohh!"), so yah, she was dancing to that kinda shit, as she was ordering her sub from lucky me. Eye make-up smeared up around her forehead.
I was finally able to get her to focus long enough to finish making the sub and get to the til. She then tells me that she was so horny, more than she'd ever been in her life. And she started feeling herself over her pants?/skirt? (i made sure not to look at an
A message for unity and uprise...I received this lovely note in the back room and thought I'd share with all of you. It holds truth to it, so feel compelled to make a difference.A message for unity and uprise...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello to the Founders and Co-founders,
This is a matter that can no longer go unattended here on DeviantART. We as writers are not given the same basic rights and protections to our works as the other “artist” here on DA. This matter has troubled me for a long time to the point I left DA for 2 years my wife was the one who got me to return. Things have only gotten worse in my absence. Writers as a whole myself included have to favorite art work across every spectrum to even get noticed on a small scale; most of our fellow writers won’t even favorite other writers work again myself included. Our work is allowed to be freely downloaded and there is nothing we can do to stop this from happening. All we can do when submitting our art work is click a button not allowing our work to be shared on social networks. We ha
Religion destroys your humanityYeah I've been meaning to talk about this since it's been bothering me. It's amazing how so many people lose their mind when it comes to religion. Okay so if you remembered I had mentioned it on these http://supyloco.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4k06yb http://supyloco.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4k07aa http://supyloco.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4k07jm . Now that part is interesting for various reasons though it's not the most talked about nor is it the worst in the sense that it's not as defended or talked about. You know my opinion on rape and I find it disgusting that the bible is just so lenient when it comes to the rapist and instead is punishing the victim. But no this is not the point of this journal. The point of this journal is not point out the many flaws of scripture but to address the people who make excuses for it. That's the name of the journal. So one of the most interesting story of the bible is that of Abraham. I had a poll on him here http://supyloco.deviantart.com/journal/pReligion destroys your humanity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Something I wrote with/for friendsThis was for a special group that I am part of I thought I'd bring it here so I could see it in my face and maybe revisit there sometime... feel free to commentSomething I wrote with/for friends2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was the lapping waves and cool night air that awoke her, in a shiver she tried to focus on her surround. Grains of wood under her hand, her exposed calves, craning her head backwards, she could see the tall cylinder like building, Light house perhaps, her brain felt cloudy, her reaction was to call out.
"Hello" she heard in her mind but not her ears. Trying again this time delicately placing her dainty hand on her throat "Hello" this time she screamed it, still no sound escaping from her throat. Desperation raced through her, unsure of where she was. She began picking herself up, inhaling air around her that was damp. Surveying her surroundings, the light house towered into the night air, the deck was unforgiving to her, the night air is sticky and a stench of rotting fish was carrying on it
Once fully to her feet wi
Gift RecommendationsAre you a nerd or a geek? Do you love comics? Are you looking for some interesting, new titles outside and you can't think of what to buy? Are you Christmas shopping for loved ones who are also complete and utter nerds? Then look no further, ladies and gentlemen, for I have compiled a list of my all time favourite comics, picked from regular four-colour comics, webcomics and manga. They're not just superhero comics, either. They sport an impressive repertoire of styles and genres, ranging from fantasy to dark satire. They are a must have in any nerd's collection.Gift Recommendations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
30) Hitman (Garth Ennis, DC Comics)
29) Astro City (Kurt Busiek, Wildstorm)
28) The Goon (Eric Powell, Dark Horse)
27) Trigun (Yasuhiro Nightow)
26) I Killed Adolf Hitler (Jason, Fantagraphics)
25) Global Frequency (Warren Ellis, Wildstorm)
24) Doctor Who: The Forgotten (Tony Lee, IDW)
23) Hellboy (Mike Mignola, Dark Horse)
22) Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, Epic Comics/Dark Horse)
21) Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson)
fap fap fap PORN BAD! fap fap( i made a picture to accompany this rant on my site. i'd put it here, but it doesn't meet DA regs. ^_^ )fap fap fap PORN BAD! fap fap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay. I try not to post politically charged or sensitive things on this site, because I like anyone else, have an opinion and I'm probably wrong.
This time, I'm not wrong. ( i know, i know)
I am very tired of seeing the "get teh pronz off DA" posts, and I am going to try to explain very plainly why this argument is invalid.
1. there is no porn on DA. There are guidelines in place for what DA does and does not consider art. If it's up there it either has met those guidelines, or has not been caught and removed yet by an admin. If the former is true, do not go to said post and complain about how it is porn. You may feel it is, and good on you. But calling for witch burning of an artist or piece based on your own subjective views of the medium is FUCKING STUPID. Guess what. your face is porn. now get it off my DA.
If the latter is true, don't sit there a
Sex is for GirlsHa! So I grabbed your attention.Sex is for Girls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say that I am extremely happy and even grateful for the female watchers and comments I receive from the "fairer sex". I've seen many male artists bashed for being sexist when they portray women in sexual situations or bondage.
The truth is that it takes two to tango. Have you seen the web, or magazines, or the movies that are filled with actresses/models who are more than happy to pose provocatively, or are being paid handsomely to show their erotic side? Nobody is forcing them. It's a choice.
Women like porn just as much as men. Women think about sex nearly as much as men. Women enjoy being sexy, women enjoy erotica just as much as men.
Personally I get a thrill when I receive comments from women on my art. I kind of expect it with men, but with women it shows me that someone out here is just as open minded about sensuality and sexuality as I am. I'm a free spirit. I believe that t
Knowledge and Belief: Agnosticism vs Atheism?Knowledge and Belief: Agnosticism vs Atheism?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a public service announcement!
Is it possible for someone to be both agnostic and a theist? What about both agnostic and atheist? The answer is yes!
The terms 'agnostic' and 'gnostic' speak to a person's level of knowledge concerning the topic. Atheist and Theist refer to the topic - the belief (or lack thereof) in a god or gods. Here are a few examples:
Jerome doesn't know if there is or isn't a god, but he doesn't believe in it regardless. Jerome is an Agnostic Atheist.
Anika claims to know that there certainly is no god at all, and she does not believe in this god. Anika is a Gnostic Atheist.
Kiana claims to know with certainty that god does exist, and he believes wholeheartedly in god. Kiana is a Gnostic Theist.
Charles doesn't know if there is or isn't a god, but he chooses to believe in one anyway. Charles is an Agnostic Theist.
Here's a helpful video w
A Thank You Letter... to Vash the StampedeI've said it once and I've said it time and time again... anime and I have a strong love/hate relationship, largely owing to the friction caused by the dissonance of cultural values and notions between East and West, usually in regards to gender, comedy and dialogue. That, and I find half the anime I've ever seen has been godawful and repetitive. All harem anime are the bloody same, most space opera mech anime are the bloody same, most shounen are the bloody same, and so on so forth.A Thank You Letter... to Vash the Stampede1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I've often proclaimed a strong love for titles like Infinite Ryvius, Evangelion, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Big O, Paranoia Agent, Monster, and other sorts. So, obviously, something keeps bringing me back to anime. Obviously, it can be inferred I've yet to give up on the medium. I'm at my wits end with superhero comics, but anime and manga I still find approachable despite all hang ups.
Why is that?
As a kid, I grew up with a number of anime that, frankly, didn't age well. I can only enjoy <
Male Empowerment?Whenever I enter the world of feminist debate, I inevitably end up talking about men. Strange. I think a lot of people see it as a sign of the male-centric viewpoint that we are trying to overcome, but I think it is something more... something that shouldn't be ignored. Feminism is not all about women. Feminism is also about helping men.Male Empowerment?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However, I want to make it clear that this is the very antithesis of the male-empowerment fad which basically states, "men have problems too, so why don't we get a rights movement?" Not only is this sort of argument incredibly self-centered, it is completely backwards. Society's idolization of the masculine is, in fact, the root of most of these problems! Consider some of the most common complaints about inequality against men.
-Men are expected to support a family.
-Men are expected to treat women with chivalry and pay for their drinks/meals/etc.
-Men are placed under much more restrictive gender-role ex
dualityAs a provider of adult content, i sometimes bump into the 'consequence' of my actions in the form of self-censorship. There's a lot of really great artists out there, and many of them don't draw pornography. And that's fine, I salute you, you amazing people. What interests me is that whenever someone creates something not only controversial, but outright flagrant or pornographic, the mind tends to assume the worst about said individual. This is something I have struggled with for a long while in my own life; jumping to snap decisions based on our initial perception of someone's flaws. The fact is, we are constantly assessing and re-assessing interpersonal relationships. Yet when it comes to 'perversion,' the buck tends to stop there. All reason, remorse, or investigation is rendered moot. Communities like DA and others help by offering a place where pervs and non-pervs can come together in relative harmony, but the censorship limitduality1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ludovico Treatment #4What do you see there??Ludovico Treatment #42 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Atheist Paganism for meHow I did become an atheist... but..!Atheist Paganism for me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My mother grew up in a far away very small village where people practised a strange kind of Lutheranism mixed with folklore and superstitions. My father grew up in a family that was half part Catholic and half part Communist. My granddad himself had fought in the Spanish Civil War and was imprisoned for about ten years after the fascists destroyed the republican dream.
My parents decided that they wouldn't go to getting me baptized and that later I should decide for myself. As a small kid I grew up with the Easter Bunny, Santa and "God" who sees everything, especially when I was being naughty.
I believed in a very naive and childish way til the day I heard about a family where the kid was seriously ill. The parents decided not to give the kid its medications but to pray for him. "Halleluja, you're healed!", they believed, but after a very short time the kid died. Another family trolled into tragedy by bloody fundamentalists. I lost my faith. Not fo