Stranger Danger!!:iconohshitplz: Usernames changing.Stranger Danger!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I'm against being able to change usernames - if you have a username you don't like, particularly an embarrassing one, you should be stuck with it forever, as a constant reminder of all the mistakes you've made in the past. Like when you have to use your embarrassing email address to apply for jobs and college.
Yeah, EmoWolfLover666 sure is timeless. You can't go wrong if you have 'chan' or 'kawaii' or especially 'desu' in your username even though you're not Japanese.
You should proclaim your love for that fictional character from that fandom you will love forever.
Deviantart letting people change their usernames isn't letting people learn from their mistakes, it's letting them take the easy way out. And that is wrong.
You should wear your disliked username as a badge of shame. Show people that you were foolish in the past but you have grown as a person. Set an example for the children - show them that they must take time to consider thing
10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #81000 Free points to give away - Round #8 CLOSED!10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #83 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you want to win some free deviantPOINTS and additionally get a triple chance to win? This is Round #8 of 10 rounds where 1000 points altogether will find new owners. In order to participate you have to do this:
Important Info: I just want to inform you that you will not win even if you were chosen when you didn't fav the journal and didn't do one of the options! It happened a few times that I had to run the list randomizer again.
FAV this journal
Post a COMMENT in this journal (only one please)
Do ONE of the 3 following options:
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if you don't have a Facebook account FAV this deviation:
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An illustrated guideOuijaBoardum tagged me and here be the answers. With pictures. Also, I can't tag anyone because I'm a badass rule breaker. And I don't know who to tag :'IAn illustrated guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 Random facts:
1. I need the toilet but I'm too lazy to walk upstairs.
2. I sometimes refer to myself as male. I don't know why.
3. Sometimes I narrate my life in my head.
4. I wore a Spider-Man t shirt to work today.
5. I like almost any food except celery.
1. Favourite colour combination.
I like hot pink and aqua blue/teal.
2. Favourite animated movie, and why? (includes CGI as well as traditional animation)
I love How to Train you Dragon, mainly for Toothless and it's just wonderful, although I don't understand why the adults have Scottish accents and the kids American.
I have a list a mile long of animated movies I love though.
3. Ice cream or Frogurt?
Ice cream, but I have never eaten frogurt :'I
4. Favourite country to visit.
Ummm ... I don't know, I haven't been out the country much.
Commissions : OpenPayment: Paypal onlyCommissions : Open4 years ago in Personal More Like This
what can i draw ? : whatever u want. :3
Sketch : $10
Addition characters plus +$5 per characters*
Color with simple background : $30
Addition characters plus +$10 per characters*
Full CG with background : $15-40 ,up to complex of background
Addition characters plus +$10 per characters*
How to order
1. Send your order with details and reference that your want me to draw. (Send it at my E-Mail)
2. I will decide if i accept or reject the work.
3. You must pay at least half of the amount first.
4. I will begin the work when you paid.
5. Once it finished I can send you a preview picture to let you see.But the Picture will have a watermark on it (If you pay full price i will remove the watermark :3)
6. Once you pay for the work with full price I will send the picture without watermark.
**If you want to keep the work in private ,Please tell me
2013 AND A TIME MACHINE- Contest EXTENDED2013 AND A TIME MACHINE- Contest EXTENDED3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
FOURTEEN ENTRIES IN SO FAR!!! YOU HAVE TILL THE 21ST OF JANUARY TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!! HURRY GUYSS!! DO NOT LET THESE PRIZES GO TO WASTE!!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN UP BELOW THIS JOURNAL ENTRY, I still don't know how many of you will be participating, or if anyone will at all, you see.
EDIT: PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO THIS JOURNAL ENTRY AS WELL, THANK YOU
2013 AND A TIME MACHINE
A New Year's Contest
The Mayan calendar finishes one of its great cycles in December 2012, which has fueled countless theories about the end of the world on December 21, 2012 at 11:11(UTC).
End of days? Will the world keep spinning after the Mayan Calendar ends? Most likely.
Another year has come and gone carrying along with it the bludgeoning weight of not only our regrets, failures and disappointments, but also our wishes, achievement
Attention Artists! Gala Con Guests Needs Art!If you haven't heard, there will be a Brony Con called Gala Con http://www.galacon.eu/ held in Stuttgart, Germany. That's next month! Special guests Anneli Heed(Swedish Spitfire) and Julia Meyen(German Twilight Sparkle) need art of their ponysonas! They will be projected on a wall during their panel.Attention Artists! Gala Con Guests Needs Art!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anneli Heed and Julia Meyen - http://i.imgur.com/a3fpu.jpg
The art above was drawn by me, but the original designs were done by :iconRautakoura:
Size: 1024 x 768.
Format: jpg, png, psd, pxm, or pdf
Obiviously Work Safe. They should be drawn doing cool/funny/cute things! Anneli is a stand-up comedian!
Due date - Aug 9th, 2012
Send art to firstname.lastname@example.org
BTW: Julia Meyan's Birthday is Aug 6, 2010 and Anneli Heed's Birthday is Aug. 20, 2012!
'Thugs and criminals'Some people, even some people we all know and love here on the Deviantarts, have described some recent events as "criminals" and "thugs" getting what they "deserve." They refer, of course, to the widely discussed issue of American police repeatedly killing black men.'Thugs and criminals'4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let's look at some of these "criminals" and what they did to "deserve" being shot to death, shall we?
-Trayvon Martin was unarmed, had no history of violence, and was walking home with snacks. We have no evidence that he threatened or harmed George Zimmerman except for Zimmerman's own claims, which occured after Zimmerman defied 911 operators and continued to stalk and harass this boy he did not know, who exhibited no criminal activity. Zimmerman, meanwhile, has a history of violence and domestic abuse, including threatening an ex wife with a gun.
-No evidence demonstrates that Mike Brown commited a crime.
Prop-building 101In the Fighting Dreamers Productions I am usually the guy who builds most of the props (though both twinfools and Yuna are getting better and better at it all the time, and Val and Mavi are fearsome prop builders on their own right).Prop-building 1017 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I tend to focus on manly characters with huge weapons, I receive quite a bit of mail asking for instructions on how to make them. Rather than writing hundreds of individual emails I wanted to create a series of articles on the noble skill of Cosplay prop-making.
And what a better way to start it than go through the basics of making giant weapons! In this first installment I will talk about materials and tools I use to make my props.
DISCLAIMER: there are many, many great Cosplay prop-builders, and in no way do I think my methods are superior to theirs. This is for those people who want to learn the methods to my madness.
Below is the list of the materials I use most commonly to create my props. Note that this is not a comprehensive list by
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DWAYNE MCDUFFIE...RIPHappy Birthday to one of my inspirations & one of the most important voices in tv animation and comic books of our generation, brother Dwayne McDuffie. Your impact on me and what you stood for still remains. Godspeed, big bro. R.I.P.HAPPY BIRTHDAY DWAYNE MCDUFFIE...RIP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What Is Autism?It's not what you may think, as my friend Ike (woohooligan) so eloquently explains here.What Is Autism?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
By a vast majority, most people with autism are high-functioning: capable of leading full, independent lives. Some do appear a bit slower than average; others excel in specific areas (such as art) while having difficulties elsewhere (interpersonal relationships). It should be no surprise that a large number of us have gravitated toward sites such as dA.
By now, most of my long-time watchers know that I fall on the spectrum as well. According to the DSM-IV (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Ed., itself a somewhat pejorative title), my particular flavor of autism is called PDD-NOS: pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified.
What that catchall category means is that my condition known as
Olympics opening ceremonyDid you watch the opening ceremony for the Olympics?Olympics opening ceremony3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought it was fab (ﾉ´ｰ`)ﾉ I was a little worried about what it was going to be like and thought I'd watch it til I got bored but it was rather awesome and very, very British.
I'm really interested to see what people outside Great Britain thought of it.
My favourite part was how excited and interested the Queen looked all the time.
Scratch's EyesThe TL: DR is that Scratch's eyes as seen in the show are the same as Dash's. But here's a wall of text and helpful visual aids to help explain.Scratch's Eyes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Magenta is not red (and it's not really violet either).
For reference, this is Dash's eye pulled right from the official artwork (and ergo how I made my color guide). The eye gradients are always composed of at least two to three colors, and they all go from a darker to brighter luminance. It never goes dark-light-dark, though it can certainly change hue.
I've also included a screengrab of Dash from the show.
The flash assets used in the promo sites are the real deal from Studio B, the web people are not reinventing the wheel (and anyone who says otherwise hasn't actually dug into the flash files in the past). This has been the case since day one of the flash promo sites. But for argument's sake, I'll repost the ripped elements.
Now, to be fair, I'll grant that there may be some color management issues (given that Flash is, generally, not colo
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1964-2014A first for me on Deviantart, an obituary.Saturday Morning Cartoons 1964-20149 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've noticed some articles on net stating the death of Saturday Morning Cartoons with the CW airing its last animation block. I'm going to copy an article from the Washington Post outlining the obit
I'll be back with my thoughts
Saturday morning cartoons are no more
By Gail Sullivan September 30
After these messages, Saturday morning cartoons will not be right back. At least not the way some of you remember them.
“The Smurfs,” “Scooby Doo,” “The Jetsons,” “Ghostbusters,” “Animaniacs,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and other cartoons of Gen X childhoods aren’t gone, but their dedicated time slot is. So what? kids these days might say. But the nostalgic among us remember a time when cartoons weren’t a la
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
OrthodoxyThose who sing, pray twice.Orthodoxy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Orthodox Christianity bases its whole worship arounf praising God in the most beautiful ways. Almost, if not all praises and prayers have been made so that one sings his heart out for God. I will be posting some of the most beautiful for you to hear and will be updating this constantly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdTr5Wekfro&feature=related 1 hour Greek Orthodox litourgy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVllSkX7_s 1 hour Arab Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy (with traces of Greek in it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD44-ZoAkG8 Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy-Cherubic Hymn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnAh30B2Zxs Cherubic Hymn sung by the monks of Simonopetra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NtMCPmwtYI Lamentations of the Tomb of Christ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbCqssXT9Ic Όσοι εις Χριστόν εβαπτίσθητε, chant
MissLaurelle as Slave Leia by Sideshowsito + VideoOk so it's been a while since me and :iconsideshowsito: have shot together, so we decided our next shoot would be EPIC!MissLaurelle as Slave Leia by Sideshowsito + Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me dressed up as Slave Leia http://www.beertripper.com/OffTopic/star_wars_images/Princess_Leia_Gold_Bikini_chained.jpg
Sito and I refuse to make this a cheap first attempt at cosplay, and that's why we decided to go all out and buy a super authentic costume.
Obviously this comes at a price, and that is why we need your help.
We have set up a donation pool to help fund this project, our goal is to reach 390$ in the next few months!
Once we reach our goal, we will definitely return the favor with a candid shot taken of me in the outfit!!
Here's how it will work:
2$ gets you a 4x6
5$ get you a 5x7
10+$ get you a 8x10
15+$ gets you a SIGNED 8x10
Send all republic credits to :
paypal ID : email@example.com
email transfer : firstname.lastname@example.org
please make sure we receive your name and address if you want a print !
Below is the current amount the poo
What Freedom of Speech actually means.In America, "Freedom of Expression" and "Free Speech" refers to a constitutional right to express your opinions without being silenced or prosecuted by the government or police.What Freedom of Speech actually means.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a legal protection in place so that the people can criticize the behavior of authority figures on equal grounds.
For some inexplicable reason, many people believe "Free Speech" extends further to civilian interactions. People claim their "freedom" is being violated when a website like Deviantart takes down their work, or when they experience harsh backlash for their opinions and beliefs.
In other words, call someone out on even the most vile, aggressive hate speech and they'll almost invariably fall back on some rant about their "freedom" to "express" themselves.
Unfortunately for the racists, misogynists, transphobes, homophobes and other anthropomorphic sewage, the right to free speech simultaneously means that others have the right to speak against you, and yes, police your words in their own spaces.
== secret santa? SOME INFO....anybody interested in a secret santa event???== secret santa? SOME INFO.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
all of this is basic info. if you guys are interested, then ill make a neater journal listing out everything you need to know!
alright, so a secret santa basically works like this: every person will be assigned with another person. ANYBODY can participate, and its not limited to anything specific, granted it should be homestuck related!
in the event of an odd amount of numbers, ill participate!
they will work with you making a list of three or four things, either characters, shippings...whatever youd like!
then youll be told who you have, given the list of what they want, you can pick among the choices, and just draw it!
youll be able to post the pictures on a set date once we have it all in order, so you wont be allowed to post early..and dont share who you got! it ruins the surprise!
if you guys are interested in it, then ill be glad to make a complete list of information and everything along those lines!
Troll Dictionary foundI've only glanced over it, but it seems to be pretty inclusive.Troll Dictionary found4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to be 18+ to view it, though, so I'll likely post a copy of it on the forum or blog. I would like some suggestions on that matter.
Also, I just found this pun list. Useful for any seadwellers who may want to spice up their quirk.
Irony FetishI wonder if, more than fat women or muscular women, irony is the main theme of this gallery. Maybe I mainly cater to people with an irony fetish. Which they have ironically.Irony Fetish2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you think about it, a fat fetish itself is a fairly underground, indie, obscure, but not TOO obscure sort of fetish to have.
I'm going to start being a hipster about it.
And then I imagine a bunch of hipsters competing not to be a fan of the most obscure band but to have the most obscure fetish.
"I'm only aroused by the moments following when a helium-filled balloon animal...giraffe only, of course, and the balloon has to be a fancy kind with a zebra-stripe pattern because the contrast is part of it...is let go by an albino woman cross-dressing as a Victorian gentleman, and it has to be raining so that each raindrop that strikes the balloon as it tries to rise into the sky thumps against it and slightly alters its upward trajectory."
"Yeah, I used to be into that, but now it only does it for me if the balloon ge
Experiment Part 1: Training Your EyeSo my buddy karuvan is trying to learn how to draw properly. He's been on a roll as far as progressing. But he's stuck at a standstill. This is an experiment that I've done with him and that he's working on in order to train his eye. I decided to share the conversation and experiment with you guys for you all to apply to your study habits and advancement in drawing and art.Experiment Part 1: Training Your Eye3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Karuvan: I randomly drew over my old pic. Ain't gonna do it over, was just curious on how much I could have done better.
Robaato: Quick question... like... who's work at this point do you really want yours to be close to? I'm tryna gauge what level you're trying to achieve.
K: lol... Joel is becoming a huge influence.
R: Ok. I have a test for you.
R: I want you to replicate this picture exactly as it is to the best of your ability:
A Short Study on Grimdark Ponies:iconnocommissions: :iconrequestsclosed:A Short Study on Grimdark Ponies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After submitting my Tribute to Infamous 6, a stray comment led me to a journal entry by :iconxeno-the-hedgehog: briefly addressing grimdark ponies. In an attempt to give a decent and intelligent reply, my brain did the one thing I knew it would do: brood over it. Now I can't stop thinking about it.
So here I present a wall-of-text about some of my thoughts on this.
I'm going to first start this off with something completely unrelated to ponies, just bear with me.
Around 2003, a comic mini-series was published by DC Comics called Superman: Red Son. The premise was that instead of landing in Kansas, Superman's infant space ship arrives at Earth a few hours later, meaning Earth's rotation placed Ukraine in the ship's path instead.
In this alternate storyline, Super
Prop-building 101, part IISo you've decided to build your first giant sword/hammer/axe/super-dimensional-electric-trident, and gathered all the materials for your mighty Cosplay weapon of doom. Now is time to do some planning!Prop-building 101, part II7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like with costumes, you really cannot have too many reference pictures of the props you make. We tend to pin up every good color picture we can find up on corkboard in our living room. Scour the internet and art books for pictures, and if there is a video game that features your character try to get your grubby pawns on it to look at the weapon in 3D. Even better, if there is a high-quality action figure available for the character you are cosplaying, they usually come with weapons that are perfect reference material in 3-D! Besides, who does not want to own MORE actions figures?
Use any pictures or models of your character with the prop you are building as a measurement for how big your sword needs to be. If you are really tall, this means you will need to build much longer