On HumorI think a lot of people assume that just being spontaneous and random automatically makes them automatically funny people, but a lot of the funniest people I've come into contact with were actually pretty intelligent people who knew how to analyze the world around them and derive humor from observations they made of various objects in their lives. Especially since imo, a lot of incredibly funny jokes or punchlines have the audience going, "oh my god, that's so true" or have them relate on some level.
I think there are a lot of instances where "random" humor can be funny, or at least when a person or sequence pulls something that's so far out of left field that it overrides all sense of dumbfoundedness and slams your brain straight into the realms of hilarity, but a lot of times (usually with younger people) they think just saying, "I LIKE CHEESECAKE" or "WAFFLES PIE CHEESE I AM SO RANDUMB LOLOLOLZ" makes them "special" or
Breaking News: Skinny people actually existI've wanted to get this off my chest for a while, and I'm going to say that, at this point, I grow deathly tired of people attacking others for being "skinny" and acting as though being "skinny" is a loathsome or subhuman thing to be. Turns out, it's not. A lot of people are naturally skinny, myself included, and I think it's nothing short of a load of BS when people try to act like "lol real men have meat and women have curves why do you go for bones when you could have a piece of this hurrhurr." Having a preference is fine, it's okay for some people to prefer different body shapes, but when you start elevating yourself and talking down or insisting someone of a smaller size is comparable to "bones" or something "only dogs would want," you look like a shallow fucking douche.Breaking News: Skinny people actually exist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I've seen a number of people campaign for things like, "say no to size zero" and then following up with something like, "some girls are big and some are small and some are size zero and some aren
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 Falls1 year 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
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
ur review is not niceOne thing that I really, really don't get is when people get upset and asshurt over negative reviews of something they like.ur review is not nice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Actually, no, I DO get why they get upset (typical case of "you're saying bad things about things I enjoy omg stop it"), I just think it's incredibly stupid and childish.
"Omg I HATE it that people are giving F.3.A.R. and Duke Nukem Forever bad reviews fucking STOP IT, those were good games grrr I liked them. fucking haters"
Or, "all you critics need to stop saying shit about Pirates 4 that film was AWESOME and you can all suck it".
Look, if I find a review of something I like to be just, even if it happens to be negative, I have absolutely no problem with that. At least, not usually or unless I feel like the reviewer is picking at something that's not even there.
For instance, I personally enjoyed the game Perseus Mandate, but it got some of the lowest scores in the F.E.A.R. series and a number of reviewers saw it as a
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
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 - Thoughts2 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
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 Syndrome1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On the Subject of Claws and Long NailsCreatures from myth with long, sharp nails, claws, or talons is nothing new. Same goes for characters from popular media and original characters. However, some time ago I read an article featuring an interview with Ralph Fiennes (the actor who played Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series). For the role, he had these fake nails glued on and, interestingly enough, said he had to avoid making a fist or else the nails would break off (I think you can also notice during the films there's a sort of delicacy to how he even holds his wand and generally gestures with his hands because of this)On the Subject of Claws and Long Nails2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This was interesting to me because:
1) It got me thinking of how all these characters with long nails and sharp claws (unless they were somehow retractable) could manage to make proper fists and do all these action sequences where they're punching each other and doing anything else that involves gratuitous and dramatic hand clenching.
2) It likewise made me wonder how these characters could go around
Buy This Printhttp://www.deviantart.com/print/23407244/?Buy This Print2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Preview it in a room: http://i40.tinypic.com/35nbpeu.png
My Thoughts on SchoolOn this topic, there are a few things I want to talk about, the first and foremost being that I recently received acceptance from SCAD and that I'm pretty damn happy about that. I was searching for schools for a while and SCAD was probably in like my top 3 (I was leaning towards either SCAD or SVA as my biggest two, but some of my family didn't want me going all the way to NYC). Seriously, if I took a time machine and backtracked to around ten months ago and told my past self I'd be accepted into an art school like that, I would've probably gotten all bitter and copped a "yeah right, you friggin' liar" sort of attitude. But altering your environment, growing more independent, and changing your intended major does funny things.My Thoughts on School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That being said, even before getting into art schools, college searches aren't anything new to me and what really, really grinds on me is how people will bash or rate a school down just because they "think the party life sucks" or "the workload is u
I'm Genuinely AskingQuestion: If you were a writer or artist or other such creative individual and a series you created became popular, would you spend time delving into the "fandom" your series? I'm not really talking about just casually browsing fanart or fanfics for amusement or whatever, I'm talking about really, really getting into the gritty depths of the fanbase and seeing what people thought about your work, such as this pairing or that pairing, what characters were popular, which characters were hated and reviled, which shipping wars took place, what fans thought about plot developments, fandom drama, fan theories, etc. I guess what I'm asking is, would you allow yourself to get drawn into the really nitty-gritty drama and dark roiling underbelly of your fanbase and if so, would you allow looking at all that to influence further developments on your work (such as who ends up with who, how the plot turns, who gets killed off, whatever, it could be anything)? Or would you regard it and be able to gI'm Genuinely Asking2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Thundercats H-Ohhhhhh noSometimes I take to reading the Thundercats spin-off comics, yes, it is true. And some time ago, I acquired a copy of Thundercats: The Return.Thundercats H-Ohhhhhh no2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This comic is a prime example of all the hideously wrong ways to make a series (especially one originally aimed at kids) "darker and grittier." This includes, but is not limited to:
-Suffering from a clear case of "tell and don't show" where many key things are explained in overly-long text bubbles as opposed to actually showing the reader
-Claiming that additional amounts of blood and sexuality is deserving of the title "mature" because, hey, you can watch your childhood heroes kill each other and/or get the shit kicked out of them in more graphic ways not seen on television!
-the only two main females are ridiculously objectified (oh, wow, so what else is new in comics) and essentially have roles as sex slaves where one is virtually silent the entire time and the other just becomes a token angry bitch after the fact.
There are other thi
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
fandom things I don't understandIf there are two things I don't understand with fandoms it's when:fandom things I don't understand2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
BraveI'm so glad that the film didn't turn out like the earlier trailers and hype made it out to be, what with the "MERIDA IS A GIRL WHO ISN'T LIKE OTHER GIRLS BECAUSE SHE LIKES ARROWS AND RIDING, ETC." I blame it on the advertising, but that aside, the film was less about gender and more about personal freedom, the importance of choice for young people, defying tradition, and Merida's relationship with her mother (although probably her relationship with her mother most of all). I'm very glad they decided to go with that as opposed to another hackneyed prince/princess romance.Brave1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The film was fun, the soundtrack was lively, and it had plenty of fun comedy moments. And no irritating talking animal sidekick, either, thank the stars.
Also? Mor'du was the shit.
I sort of wanted to hear a little more about the tale of the cursed prince, but oh well.
I mean, I'm assuming that Mor'du was that same prince...right?
Brave has some predictable elements, especially towards the end, but I found the overall
i stoleded it frum zivics"HOW NOT TO ANNOY ARTISTS WHEN LEAVING COMMENTSi stoleded it frum zivics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This may or may not be helpful but it is true for most artists and people. Thought I'd share..can't upload the pic would be seen as unfair
1. "Reminds me of __'s /looks like xxx " It's rude
2. I would like it more if you had done xxxx We don't care
3.When are you gonna start drawing xxx again? fuck off
4. TMI personal fantasy stop please
5. It's great like usual Makes us feel like we aren't improving
Now some of these may not apply to everyone but it can happen to alot of people but I do agree with #1...any way you say it..its still rude. And if you don't agree with these ok you don't have to ..you don't even have to comment saying.."I don't really like these" just go browse somewhere. Though SOME of these are annoying but not all. Not saying I feel this way but I do agree with them.. "
saw this in her journal and it was so well said I had to snatch it
100 flying buttsNot sure if I've done this but whatever butts100 flying butts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
001. Real Name → Tabitha Nicole Trojanowski
002. Nickname(s) → Tabbs,Tabby,Shadow,Jet,Sonic ( )
004. male or female → Female.
005. Elementary → Finished
006. Middle school → Finished
007. High School → I still have two years and the remainder of this one.
008. Hair Color → Dark Brown.
009. Long Or Short → Short.
010. Loud Or Quiet : uhhh Loud Quiet i dont know
011. Sweats Or Jeans → Jeans.
012. Phone Or Camera → Phone.
013. Health Freak → not really
014. Drink Or Smoke? → I've had some Jack Daniels before. yumm~
015. Do You Have A Crush On Someone? → Uh- sure
016. Eat Or Drink? → Drink whee
017. Piercings? → ears
018. Tattoos? → no
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN...?
019. An Airplane → yep
020. A Car Accident → almost 8D
021. A Fist Fight → nope.
022. First Piercing → When
spiIDER IN MY BEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAspiIDER IN MY BED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
spider in my bed holy crap how did he get there did he climb or descend why WHY DID HE COME INTO THE BED THIS ROOM NEVER HAS SPIDERS WHAT IF THERES MORE WHEN IM ASLEEP WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS TYPE OF SPIDER BEFORE EITHER
IT WASNT A DADDY IT WASNT THE BIG BROWN ONES LIKE IN THE GARAGE IT WAS SHINY AND BLACK AND FAT
i thought it was a fly and i sort of brUSHED IT OFF BUT IT WAS A SPIDER
well since im not getting any sleep tonight, feeling things crawling across my legs and feeling biting sensations and that crap
is anyone up for a sketch trade or something small like that