A rantI've noticed this on the internet for a while, but only in the past 3 years or so has it really exploded.A rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why do people online feel the need to be "marginalized" or "oppressed"? There's this overwhelming current of "I'm special, I'm different than the rest, pay attention to me." This is present in fandoms, blogging, and social media in general. It's like being disadvantaged has suddenly become a thing that people want. It makes no sense to me.
For example, "bronies". Don't get me wrong, I think MLP is great, and I'm a pretty big fan. But I don't call myself a "brony". I don't wrap my identity up in the fact that I watch a cute show. I'm not "breaking societal norms" or "being oppressed by others" because I watch a damn show. It doesn't define me. I've seen bronies online talk about "coming out" to their family and friends about being a brony, and equating it to the struggles of LGBT people's "coming out". This is extremely offensive, whiny, and reeks of privilege.
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
The Cosplay ContestThe Star of Destiny/Snow Cosplay ContestThe Cosplay Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a contest to make a costume from a character from either of my stories, Star of Destiny and Snow, and show them off!
How To Enter
Once you've made a costume, take two sets of photos of it: the first being of the costume being unworn, possibly laid out as the outfit would be, and the second being the costume being worn at a convention.
Entries MUST be submitted by the person who MADE the costume, unless express permission has been given to the person who is wearing it.
Where To Send Entries
E-mail the photos to email@example.com
All entries must be received by January 31st, 2013 in order to be eligible.
For the winner of the contest, they'll get a choice of one of these prize packages (Certain packages have requirements)
Prize Package #1: An eight year subscription to deviantART. If an entry involves multiple people, the subscription can be split. Subscriptio
CE: Update, Admin Positions, Member FeatureGreetings 'Evolutionites', just a quick bulletin to announce some exciting developments in the works for CE.CE: Update, Admin Positions, Member Feature9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Within the next few weeks, the group will be ungraded again to Super Group in appreciation for our talented contributors and supporters. In addition to better curating, networking, and presenting the artwork included in the group, this update will accommodate a radical new layout and design that is being developed.
Admin Position Openings:
CE wouldn't be what it is without the contributions from the amazing artists that propagate our galleries. As the group continues to grow, CE welcomes any support to thrive and evolve. We're calling on DA and our members to join as admins to help with:
Gallery Suggestions (Submitting other DA artist's work for inclusion)
Blog Writer/Spokesperson/Group Replies
Participators are elevated to admin status and are allotted additional group privileges. To r
PREMIUM / POINTS CONTEST!so i've got a total of 4,000 points to give away, plus a 3 month premium membership.PREMIUM / POINTS CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i will pick 3 winners. prizes will be 2000. 1000. 500. with the other 500 split among other contestants.
the premium membership will be decided via poll starting november 12th.
how do you win? you can either
draw / create a picture inspired by 'psychedelic robots'.
this is for you to create however you perceive the phrase. (i do like bright colors)
you can do a portrait of me in any style. a reference would be in my photo folder http://beehivesandbouffants.deviantart.com/gallery/34207236.
i don't want realistic drawings of me, i want crazy, interesting things.
draw / create a picture inspired by 'inner self'.
this is for you to create however you perceive the phrase. (i do like bright colors)
contest starts october 20th, and ends november 10th.
just comment on the journal with a link to your contest submission. i will add them to a folder in my favorites.
i am not judging by skill level, more
Resting Up and Suggestions?Stressed OutResting Up and Suggestions?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I think I need time away from the internet. Both to relax and to brush up on my artwork. I am genuinely sick of all the hate surrounding my namesake online, and when I say "genuinely," I mean it. The stress that the recent resurgence of trolling I've gotten has caused me to be quite ill. I know I shouldn't let what anonymous people on the internet say about me get to me, but it does. I need time to recuperate, to spruce and fix up SYAC, and to get back to a point where I genuinely enjoy drawing again. Right now there's no love or passion in my artwork, and it's mostly because of my defeated attitude: "Why bother, they'll just tear it apart anyway."
That whole "project positive" has been a complete bust too. I failed to live up to the idea, and in the process got really sick. I guess trying to force out a constant positive attitude like that was a mistake.
Still working, plus a surprise!
In the meantime, I have still be
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
Summer FeatureThank you for everything!Summer Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep making beautiful art
Bologna by FraterOrionTranquil by SarahVlad
Saint Joseph University by birganGarden Cream 2 by MfenbergReturning souls by gummaid
Alternate Dimension by Draken413oPurity by NasserToneperspective by arbebuk
Three kinds of attitude by lwc71Rophaien by TobiasRichterBalance by AndyMumford
Night Forest by Draken413oSign by heeeemanIstanbul Eminonu by khrmnens
BRAVE was... ok.Saw Brave the other night. I had deliberately kept all info about this movie away from me so that I could go in with a fresh viewpoint. There might be spoilers here, so if you haven't seen the movie tread carefully through this journal. To be honest, I don't really want to talk about the movie all that much, but more or less the public perception of this movie.BRAVE was... ok.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brave was quite good, but I have a feeling it's not gonna have the impact so many people were expecting it to. Prior to the release, the fact that this was a PIXAR princess story with a female lead was SUCH a huge deal to some people. I think there were some lofty expectations that this was going to trump Disney princess stories and show women as strong capable role models without resorting to typical cliches and what not...
I'm not sure if that's what PIXAR was going for, in fact, the biggest complaint being lobbied against Brave is that it's both "too safe" and "too conventionally Disney." Brave is a good movie, but it does fo
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
A TRIBUTE TO REALISMA TRIBUTE TO REALISM2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Why don't you just take a photo and a bunch of other stupid yet justified questions-
After years of being bothered by the same question , I have finally decided to write down my feelings and thoughts about this issue. And I think the timing is perfect considering I've somehow reached a stage of finding satisfaction in my own work; which will hopefully result in this journal being informative, interesting, maybe even educational, but above all stop people from being prejudice. If I had written it earlier it probably would have resulted in ranting and raging, at least to some degree.
I hope you will enjoy this read, but unless you think you can relate or learn more about some things, stop reading because this is going to be LONG
Let me start by asking you - what about your own work makes you feel like an artist? What makes any of us 'artists'? Many people imagine artists to be somewhat like mad scientists, but the
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-26-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-26-151 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 26, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
We know it's Tuesday, but it sort of feels like a Monday and as such, we need more kittens. In fact we need a whole cup of them.
Curious Conan Plans
The producer of The Legend of Conan has stated that this new movie will be a direct sequel to the 1982 film, Conan the Barbarian. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as Conan and i
20 Years of Spider-Man ImprovementHey Friends--20 Years of Spider-Man Improvement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I moved recently and things have been busy, so I won't be able to get a new comic up this week. I'm working hard on it right now though-- it's the biggest one so far-- the title of the essay is going to be: "Hug the Elephant." Please stay tuned!
In the meantime, I wanted to show you something special. I was digging through old sketchbooks while packing for the move and I found these little gems-- drawings of Spider-Man I made from age 6 onward. I've been drawing Spider-Man periodically for about 20 years!
Here's my progress!
Seeing improvement is fun, isn't it? Today I decided to draw another entry to the spiderman series:
I want to encourage you guys to revisit your work every month or so. If you are consistently making things, you'll be able to see a progression in your work, which helps you keep going.
See you next week!
:: New postcards giveaway ::Hello!:: New postcards giveaway ::11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you so much for participating! And for your support!
The winner is Lillyan-Fey Congrats!
Hello, my lovely watchers!
Who got new awesome postcards? We did!
And in this regard we want to organize a little lottery!
There will be 1 winner who will receive set of our new 4 postcards *shipping is free*
How to participate?
fav this journal
cross your lucky fingers
The winner will be announced on 21 of July.
Thank you for your support! <3
The other side of Me - CONTEST WINNERSThe other side of Me - CONTEST WINNERS3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
from 23th June to 31th August
Its the darkness in your soul, the breath behind you ..
It's a thief in the night to come and grab you..
It can creep up inside you and consume you.
A disease of the mind, it controls you.
Is it good, bad or lunatic?
Wiht this words of random lyrics, i give you the theme for this contest Show me your other self, the one that you usualy hide, the one that talks to you inside your mind, the one you wish to be, or the one you created yourself.
So many options to portraid, everybody is welcome to join us! Fan art is welcome, be shure to use Legal resources if manipulated, and of course originality is always your best choice. All type of art except Literature.
PS: dont submitt them to this groups, i will request them for you to the right folders
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
The Universal MandalasThe Universal Mandalas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mandalas are a universal symbol found in most of the world's cultures. They are often ritualistic and usually associated with spirituality. They are widely known as Hindu and Buddhist religious symbols but they can also be seen in the sand paintings of many aboriginal nations, in the layout of temples and churches, even in the stained glass rose windows of cathedrals.
While the symbolism behind the mandala is usually the unity and order of the cosmos, they can also represent the integrity of the self. During the more difficult periods of his life, Carl Jung drew a mandala every day. This helped him not only with the development of his own spirit but it also enabled him to refine his great theories of the psyche.
-Contest C:I decided to make a contest for my little Ryker and my little sexy bi sexual baby girl Chelis. <3-Contest C:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- You can draw whatever you want, only on sonic style. No human
- You may draw something sexy, only on Chelis!
- And pretty much it. You may draw +18 mature art.
There are three different scene on the Contest
Draw Ryker and Chelis together. Like buddys. Or you may draw them separeted.
A girlfriend for Ryker, (if you already found a character, just link) and draw him with you character. Doing something cute together.
Draw your character or Sonic official with my character. Just like friends, stranger, Flirting, or whatever you want. ^ . ~
What I'm looking for?
- Colors and beauty.
- You try your best on your art.
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'd like to share with you some basic tips if you're interested in making handmade books. I've learned how to do that a few terms ago, at the university. As an art restoring adept I've been through the old, traditional ways of making books and added some modern touches to simplify that. I'm going non-professional so far, without expensive equipment, so if you'd like to give books a try you don't have to invest that much
The first and obvious thing that's needed for our book is paper. At that stage you have to decide what kind of book you'd like to make - you need lined or squared paper for notebooks, journals, cookbooks and basically everything that's meant to write in. Sketchbooks and scrapbooks require nice smooth plain paper and photo albums work best with thick and durable paper. Of course those are basics, you can use decorated paper or one suitable for
Gravity Falls Design ContestCLICK HERE to begin submitting designs!:Gravity Falls Design Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ABOUT THE CONTEST
Welcome to Gravity Falls, where everything's a little bit weird and wonderful... and WeLoveFine is completely delighted to bring this highly acclaimed Disney Channel hit to our site, kicking off with our very first Gravity Falls design contest! Fans of all ages are wild about this funny, irreverent and adventure-packed series and we just bet there are some amazing fan artists out there with some pretty awesome ideas. Have you got a super-cool t-shirt design featuring Dipper, Mabel, "Grunkle" Stan and all the wild and wacky happenings around the Mystery Shack? We can't wait to see where your imaginations take you with this truly imaginative show as inspiration. Start sketchin' and help us solve the mystery of who will win some amazing prizes; you could win up to $2,000 in
[CLOSED] Summer Contest - Water The contest is now closed![CLOSED] Summer Contest - Water1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The folder is closed for new submissions. Everyone with issues on their entries have been contacted, so please check your notes!
A huge thank you to all entrants, prize donors and promoters!
The admins will now proceed to vote on the entries.
Stay tuned for the results!
JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT!
Since you only have a couple of days left to enter, here's some info to ensure your piece is successfully submitted to the contest.
Make sure that:
You submit to the contest folder in our Favourites (LINK) via clicking the "+ Suggest a Favourite" button
You submit to the Contest folder above before MONDAY, 11 AUGUST, 00:00 PDT
Your entry has the link to THIS JOURNAL (the link is: http://fav.me/d7lmsy0 ) in the Description (Artist's Comments)
Your entry is
CONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)CONTEST CLOSED, NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTEDCONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ENTERING, AND GOOD LUCK!
(PLEASE CONSIDER CHECKING OUT MY OTHER CONTEST TOO- THERE'S TWO MORE CHANCES TO WIN A TABLET!)
(If you entered and don't see your entry listed below, let me know ASAP!)
:iconyixeirt: OC Design Contest Entry: Anya by Yixeirt
:icondandandanao: The werewolf Kamal by dandandanao
:iconwaterdragontonx94: Venom contest: Villa Vesna by WaterdragonTonx94
:iconFires-storm: Maxamillion Stone by Fires-storm
:icongranoidzo: Kierra (contest entry) by granoidzoKierra close up ver. by granoidzo
:iconveritas-night: Zhizhu-jing Bio by veritas-nightZhizhu-jing by veritas-night
:iconspadiekitchenqueen: Interview with a Vouivre by spadiekitchenqueen
:iconFelixuta: Design Roswitha by FelixutaRoswitha Portrait by FelixutaRoswitha Amsel by FelixutaI hate them by Felixuta
:iconMansdefenderOakgrove: Contest own charakter Nacken by MansdefenderOakgrove
Converting Sims2 and Sims3 to MMD - A rough guide.Here's short instructions on how I figured out to do this today. I knew how to get the textures but had no idea how to get the mesh, so yh.Converting Sims2 and Sims3 to MMD - A rough guide.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got "SimPE" the sims2 package editor.
Then I opened the ".package" file downloaded from a sims2 site.
------Getting the 3D body---------
To extract the 3d body you need to use a sim2 package with a mesh file in it.
Click on the list of files that says GMDC, and on the lower left check all the parts in that box that says "Generic Rcol Editor"
Click on preview to see a small image of what it looks like.
Then click "Export" and use DirectX Exporter. Then import the x file into PMDeditor. I think you need to scale it "x10" to see it, not sure though. But yeah. Then you just need to assign the materials.
Open the package containing the textures you want.
Scroll down on the left and select "Texture Image"
Export all the im
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl