Learn to read, learn to respectTo begin with - this journal is not directed at my fans, it's merely a general observation I made.
I have just visited a profile page of an artist I know. He posted a journal in which he apologized to his fans for not being able to do requests and art trades, because he was busy in real life. I've seen quite a few people on DA post similar journals, in moods raging from apologetic to furious, so it no longer surprises me. The point is - this particular artist has already posted a similar journal a couple of months ago. Apparently, one journal is not enough. That, or people are analphabets.
For this reasons, I have a big request to everybody - learn to read. Before you ask somebody for a request take your time to do your research. Most artists have stamps saying "I don't do requests", or journals stating that. Some have folders in their galeries destined for "Art for others". Some even have FAQs in which you'll find all the information you need. Trust me, having to answer an obvious que
All the fuss about friend-zoningI decided to voice my opinion on a phenomenon I've been encountering on the internet a lot. Namely the so called friend-zoning.All the fuss about friend-zoning1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I am disappointed to hear the term "friend" being associated with such a load of negative emotions. Friends are important and friendship, true friendship, is beautiful. Ever since I was little I associated the term "friend" with a magical bond of trust and loyalty, something sacred, even more so than love. I didn't even call my best friend of that time a friend until we were both 13 (we knew each other since we were 6), because I didn't feel the bond between us is as important as a true friendship should be. I have since lowered my standards, so to say. I have come to believe that even a shy, cowardly "gray mouse" like myself can have friends. I gained confidence and friendship became real. Achievable. It pains me that people don't appreciate friendship anymore.
Further on, it appears to me that the men who whine about being friend-zoned mostly s
Real women have fur!Time for some controversy. This journal deals with pubic hair. Don't like it, don't read it.Real women have fur!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had been planning to write this rant for over a year, posting it under the picture of a group of my female OCs wearing shirts with the logo „Real women have fur". However, since so much time has passed and the said picture is still in the phase of a simple sketch, I am going to post the text in my journal instead.
About 2 or 3 years ago I was visiting my psychologist and went to the restroom. There I found the book "Vagina monologues". I read a short extract, in which the narrator describes her experience with her ex-husband. The guy refused to have sex with her unless she shaved her pubic hair. She did it, but felt bad about it. Intercourses were painful and her skin burned. Besides, she felt like a pre-pubescent girl. Once the hair grew back in, she refused to shave it again. So, her husband started to sleep around. They went to marriage counseling and he said it was all her fault, because
Disney's 365 Bedtime Stories (TLK):iconHydraCarina: agreed that I could store these stories onto the Hakuna Matata Photobucket account. The first one is up (there are 11 in total), and it is called "Nala's New Attitude." Next to the original Finnish scan is the English Text, translated by HydraCarina. You can find them in this album: LINKDisney's 365 Bedtime Stories (TLK)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) Nala's New Attitude LINK LINK
2) Delicate Balance
So... Kiara Gets (Officially) Retconned?**EDIT: Okay, according to this (thanks Asatra!), Kiara WILL appear in the show/movie, and IS his OLDER sister:So... Kiara Gets (Officially) Retconned?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wonder if he will be a LOT younger, or if this is supposed to take place when she's a cub, too. Sort of like throwing him into the twin, Chaka-esque, slot? Hmm.
I know I need to stay away from TLK and its stuff, but I can't help this post. I blame Kash. She showed me. I BLAME HER.
Anyway, I guess Disney is doing a new TV series for kids revolving around a lion cub named 'Kion'... the SON of Simba. Yes, the SON:
I am kind of excited (OMG NEW TOYS/FIGURES?), but kind of scared, too. Everything after the original movie kind of... mangles it. And Kion's designs irks me already. A pawprint on his shoulder and highlighter pinkish hair? Ew. Sparkle-lion feeling there. The paw
The Moyo-Taka-Sarafina DebateWell the last few pages have definitely opened up a huge amount of commenting and debate in regards to Moyo, Taka, and Sarafina. So I thought I'd put my personal thoughts on the subject in this journal just for funzies.The Moyo-Taka-Sarafina Debate6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to start with Taka's behavior. Yes, Taka did have a point with what he said to Moyo, a point I will talk about a bit later, but Taka's behavior was completely unreasonable. Taka is a Prince of the Pride Lands. He is supposed to represent what the kingdom stands for. After all, your behavior as a child reflects positively or poorly upon the parents that raised you. And if your parents are the King and Queen a Prince should make a point of acting mature and positive to give a positive reflection of the kingdom and the rulers. Ahadi and Uru accepted the East Landers and Moyo into the pride with open arms and grace. And Taka behaving as he is reflects badly upon the rest of the Pride Lands. Had Uru and Ahadi been around, they would have been disgusted with his beh
Lingering Questions?A few people have asked if I would be open to answering questions about what would have happened in unfinished stories, and I am ok with doing that. I won't be posting any conclusions to them, so why not, huh? Nothing left to hide them for. So ask away. I won't hold back. ;DLingering Questions?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the moment, I ask that you limit your questions to 1 or 2 each, and please try and check what everyone else asks first, so you don't waste your question. I will try and answer them as I can here on the journal, so check back every so often to see what the answers were. You can also just comment on and discuss what answer I give here. Feel free!
*How would the Free/Dagger thing have ended?
-With the Daggers being beaten and killed off by the Storm Empire. Shermarke would have re-installed herself as Queen. Her brother -- who did not die -- would be her advisor, and it would take some work on his part; she is so full of rage an
Official Page Tally So Far!This will be the final page tally given to you all before I announce the finishing of the first draft. Here is where I stand right at this moment:Official Page Tally So Far!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Chapter 43, Page 327
154,021 words long -- 2900 paragraphs, 13,925 lines
I am very, VERY close to finishing the entire first draft. Maybe 20-40 pages. I don't THINK it will take longer than that to get to everything I need to before I conclude the book's events. If I have to make a guess, I am guessing at 30 pages, and probably will be finished sometime next week, if life and such don't throw me any curveballs.
WE'RE SO VERY CLOSE, YOU GUYS! 8D
Dino Comic Prequel - ReadSo... I've been working on a concept for a story regarding Dinosaurs and I've had to think through a few things. My MAIN concern being how can I have a bunch of different species from different prehistoric periods all in the same environment without making it too much like Jurassic Park or completely ignoring prehistory. I wanted to be able to have dinosaurs from the Cretaceous or Jurassic or whatever be in the same environment at the same time. So… I've come up with this short prequel that will allow me to explain why some of my characters are around each other despite potentially not being alive at the same time prehistorically. And this is what I've come up with. It caters to my love of Dinosaurs, and my love of post apocalyptic stories. So yay! This will be a Dinosaur story. There will be no humans. There might be surviving critters from the human era, but no humans in this comic; I just wanted to give a description of the fictional universe this is going to take place in. SDino Comic Prequel - Read4 months ago in Personal More Like This
How To Make A ComicAlright, I have a few people asking how I make my comic, or asking me for help on making their own. Well, I don't have the time to help you with your own comic, but I can post my process, give you a few pointers, and hopefully inspire you into your own creative comic success . There are several steps I take to make my comicHow To Make A Comic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Decide upon your Topic:
Meaning, of course, decide what your comic is going to be about. It can be a fan comic on lion king, it can be based on OC's, it can even be based around a completely original story. But you need an idea with what your going to work on.
Me: I picked Lion King
2.) Topic Focus:
This, of course, is to focus upon the main idea around your Topic. So, if you picked My Little Pony as your main topic, you might want to consider what part of My Little Pony you want to work on. Like a back story of a main character or something. This is also the point where you focus on the time, as in historical
THE PEANUT BUTTER HAS PUT OUT A HIT ON MEIt's 11:32 PM. This may be my last post ever. I MAY DIE SOON. I was so upset over losing the Japanese Scar plush, I succumbed to the Nutella in the cupboard. I tasted it. For the first time.THE PEANUT BUTTER HAS PUT OUT A HIT ON ME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IT WAS AMAZING.
It was like eating Ferrero Rocher chocolates, but without the outside or the internal nut. Like pure filling. It was an orgasm in my mouth, and I had to go lie down before I hurt myself. One spoonful was too much. Too powerful. It overwhelmed me.
And when I awoke, PB was watching me.
It knew I had committed sin with the Nutella. I had strayed from the true path of the peanut buttery goodness. I knew I was damned. It was too late to take it back.
PB called me all sorts of dreadful names, and hurt my feelings. Such anger and disappointment, that I could so betray my forever love. How could I abandon the very thing that had held me so close for so long, PB demanded? How could I give in to the temptress? That painted Jezebel?
And then PB told me... so sadly and with such
Serious Question**SEMI-UPDATE: The sporadic flea on speed strikes again! SERIOUSNESS -- what is wrong with me that I can't FOCUS on anything long enough to finish? Work ethic leaves the building. I did something bad. I had a trip down nostalgia lane, and STUPIDLY re-read something I worked on years ago. Basically, it's the novel I've wanted to write for TEN DAMN YEARS NOW, and when I re-read what I had written ages ago (read: 8-9 years back), it was... surprisingly good in some places. 100 pages of... messy rambling shit, but with some places that were fucking gems of the written word. AND I DON'T REMEMBER ANY OF IT -- it could have been someone else'e writing for all I remember what the hell I was doing with it. But see, here's the problem: that is the real story I WANTED to write, and dammit, I KNOW I can't. Ten years it's been, and it's not done, and I KNOW IT WON'T EVER BE. It's the story I WANT to write, but it's not the story I CAN WRITE. I can write the lion one. I know I can. It's easy to writSerious Question1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My statement!Humanized versions of TLK charactersMy statement!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So because some people already said that in their comments and some even note me because of that:
I have a reason why I drew my humanized TLK-characters more white skinned and not (only) as africans for
reasons and not because I am a racist. (Ok, actual no one called me like that directly but there was some
statements I got which made me think people could believe that this was my intention)
First of all OF COURSE Lion King plays in africa. I mean -huhu- where do lions live?
Exactly: in africa!
To be more exact: in the african savanna...
Because you know, Africa is a whole CONTINENT!!! (That includes a little bit more than only the savanna and
so it also includes a lot of different people and cultures...)
But nevertheless the reason why it plays in africa is simple, because the main characters are lions BUT
if I put the main characters into humans this reason isn`t given anymore. It could play everywhere, where
humans live and since humans live all
Mini DA RantAlrighty. So someone posted an opinion with an image on DA. I found it by scrolling through the most recent lion king search items. And I posted my opinion, quite politely I must add. I'm not one of those people who is just horribly rude about opinions, I try to be reasonable. She/he responded in quite an abrupt manor, gave her further opinion, then said 'discussion closed.' so I responded again. I never got a response. I went to find the image and found she had hidden the entire discussion. Including hers. Did I offend her? I mean really... My arguments were quite reasonable and presented with links and facts from articles as it should be... And the comments were hidden...Mini DA Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, her image was about how Tigers, not lions, were kings of the jungle. And though some of her points were valid, the main one being lions don't actually live in the jungle, which is true. But I politely pointed out the other things.
1.) "lions kill baby lions"- yes, but so do male tigers. Infanticide is quite
Untold Journey contest! RESULTS!-- RESULTS!!!!!!!!! --Untold Journey contest! RESULTS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey dudes and dudettes!
Thank you for being so patient with me! As most of you have voted in the recent poll, I have apparently 'obviously ran off and joined the Avengers team' (I voted for that option too actually). A big thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. I hope you had fun drawing your piece(s). And also for those who have been following the story. Great support from all my readers
So without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of this Untold Journey contest. It was very hard, I assure you. Very hard indeed. The entries here were quite amazing.
This picture is positively dripping with humour. Great piece to show the family bond and team working capabilities of the Highland Pride, I'd say. Full marks for creativity! And it doesn't hurt to add that 'drowning' bit Fantastic art. Made me laugh. The depiction of Chumvi fits very well with the personality in the Untold Jour
Commission Prices PRICESCommission Prices2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Character portrait + simple background - 10 + 5 per character.
- Full-body character + simple background 30 + 10 per character.
- Full-body character + detailed background : 50 + 10 per character.
1) I can draw both fan art and original characters. For the latter be sure to give me references or descriptions.
2) I'm allowed to post the finished product on my dA gallery, unless you request to keep it unpublished.
3) I will not draw: porn, gore and furry.
4) I'll send you the final picture as a 300 dpi PNG file by e-mail. If you'd prefer another file type, let me know.
I accept payment via paypal, in .
You can select the type of currency in paypal, in the "send money" menu.
1) Send me a note with the subject; 'Commission' including details, or comment on my journal to book a slot
I Just Want You All To Know...Apparently, my giving the lions I draw a few human characteristics is "offensive to evolution", and is comparable to white supremacy. It also, I am led to understand, makes beasts "believe nature is wrong" and they will now aspire to "become more humanely civilized". I did not know this about my works.I Just Want You All To Know...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have quite the far reach, I guess. Who knew? I would never have guessed that beasts were watching my account and getting the idea to try and be human. OMG! WHICH OF YOU GUYS IS REALLY AN ANIMAL?? Dammit! Yer supposed to be a dog! Go be a dog! Stop watching my account! How many of you are there? Any lions watching my work and getting ideas? I don't want to see you on the news, so get your paws off the computer and go do some lion things. Go hunt a zebra, man!
Every time I think I've seen it all from people, I get something that again lowers my estimate of how low our species can go. This guy thinks fiction cannot actually, you know, be fictional. It must be factual or only
Contest Winners!The contest winners have been chosen! I'd like to say that everyone did a great job, I loved all the entries and enjoyed seeing that everyone enjoyed this contest! Now, the winners!Contest Winners!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This one made me crack up! I think only a couple decided upon none lion characters in this contest, and Rinja was one of them. This is very well drawn, I love the expressions, and it made me laugh my ass off when I saw it! Well done! Well deserved 1st Place.
This was also a mixture of great art skill and humor. I could definitely see Naanda reacting this way to a prospective lover XDD. And the style and drawing is just lovely
I thought this was a very well drawn and beautiful image. Not every entry had to be funny, and I love that Dwala gets some one-on-one love, rather than alw
Leaked episodes!We've been in a hiatus trauma since February (The Authority episode last aired on 02/12), i've snagged bunch of episode links!Leaked episodes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Photo - https://www.dropbox.com/s/t3mprxkn9i8sc4i/DAFOTO.rar
The Virus - http://www.mediafire.com/?o682eq1mxs8ucy6
The Hero - https://www.dropbox.com/s/r56cvlgdyd3af2n/DAHEERO.rar
sorry if the links (ThePhoto/TheHero) have low quality, but still has sounds!
Your Winners!Congratulations to all who made it to the top 10, but the votes have been cast and your winners are...Your Winners!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st place: 600
2nd place: 400
3rd place: 200
Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered!
East Land Chronicles Contest Winners!Hey guys! Sorry for the day delay! Had a busy day yesterday. Haha.East Land Chronicles Contest Winners!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, This contest was great, and there were some awesome entries. But I have decided upon my top three, and even an honorable mention.
- full commission
- Official Comic Cover
(The reason this was chosen to be the first page was the over all mystery behind it. I was looking for a image that was done with skill, but that also didn't give anything away. Meaning, I couldn't very well accept images that showed them leaving the East Lands sad, showing death, or giving away any of the major plot. Because, think about it, if you are new to the comic and come to read it and the cover gives it away, whats the fun? So this entry caught my eye. It has the four males, they seem a bit suspicious, but over all the mood is light, happy, and colorful. It was perfect! Congratulations!)
For fun-- I'm afraid of 10 out of 72 common fearsI don't normally do this sort of thing, but it looked like fun.For fun-- I'm afraid of 10 out of 72 common fears6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Got this from one of :iconjessijoke: 's older journals while I was creepin' on her page. Hi Jess!!!
[ ] the dark
[ ] staying single forever
[ ] being a parent
[ ] giving birth
[ ] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[X] closed spaces (this is a controlled fear for me, I tolerate it)
[X] heights (seriously, it's bad. Can't stand on a chair without feeling freaked out)
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] spiders
[ ] flowers or other plants (OOOOOooooooo the scary dandy lion is coming to get youuuuu!)
Total so far: 2
[ ] being touched
[ ] deep water (Mmmm....I'm more worried about the massive animals that live in the deep water to be honest. Whales should be on here. They be scary. Gorgeous but scary.)
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[ ] clowns
[X] failure (I don't think anyone wants to fail)
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
[ ] boyfriends/girlfriends mom
[ ] rats
[X] jumping fro
Unknown Character Background ContestThe Premise:Unknown Character Background Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to give you a list of characters in the comic where I haven't yet explained their backgrounds. Take one of them, and produce a full image, background and all, depicting something in their background, perhaps with a written story attached to the imaged in the artist statement. You can be as serious, sad, happy, and silly as you want with backgrounds. I don't mind, I like creativity. The below list are characters that have had not had their background explained and will not have their backgrounds explained. So I wont include characters where their past has already been explained, or will be explained in the comic. Have fun!
Your Character Options:
Tehatu(Mohatu's majordomo) http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/art/Tehatu-268757500?q=gallery%3Aalbinoraven666fanart%2F40510648&qo=32
Adimu(Tehatu's mate) http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/art/Mohatu-s-Reign-Chapter4-Page16-287875700
Abasi (Mohatu's Father) http://albinoraven666fanart.deviant
Eep!Sorry for the lack of updates and posts lately! I APOLOGIZE. I have finished with all the beta-reads, and now the manuscript is in the hands of a semi-professional editor (she doesn't get paid to do it, but she does a lot of free editing for people). So after she has ripped it a new one (which I saw some of already, which while disheartening, is absolutely necessary and points out flaws I didn't think about) and I have rewritten or edited it to address her concerns, I will be able to publish it. ;DEep!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
We're close, but not quite there just yet! 8D BUT SOOOOOOOOON!
Tagged Like A Gang-Banger's Wall.Tagged by :iconkopa3000:Tagged Like A Gang-Banger's Wall.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.What do you live in? (Home, apartment, etc.,)
I live in my head. It's scary in there.
2.At what age did you begin your life as an artist? (Weather you draw, paint, make plushies, etc.,)
Age 4. I drew Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Very, very, VERY, badly.
3.What's your favorite movie?
V For Vendetta. I love that fucking movie.
4.Are your parents nice?
Depends on circumstances.
4.Do you have any friends that you've known most of your life? (Maybe you met in preschool?)
Nope. Me and people do not do so well together.
6.This always happens. did you notice that I replaced #5 with a #4 clone?
I did. I ignored it. At least 7 did not 8 9.
7.DO YOU DRINK TEA?!?!?
I actually do, truth be told. Gimme a nice, hot, fruity tea (my current fave is Coconut) with a dab of honey to kill the bitter, and I'm set. I'm probably one of the few of my generation who abhors coffee and instead drinks non-iced tea. XD
8.What is your favorite thing to draw?
LIONS. Lots of hot, sweaty, se