Bases are Art?Christ, the amount of groups now for base users is both staggering and disheartening in equal measure.Bases are Art?4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Worse yet are people who claim that bases are art. Sorry but your wrong...
Bases are quite simply crude Anime figure sketches so that untrained and untalented people can call themselves ''artists'' (using the term lightly...) to make unoriginal characters to be called ''Art''.
If you use bases, you evidently cannot draw; simple as that.
I know some people would feverishly defend bases, then spam me with links to so called ''art'' that's came from bases and to be honest it doesn't change a thing.
Sure it might have more detail put into it that your standard mary-sue fan character/ fursona/ OC whatever but if the ''artist'' in question can put that much detail and time and ''effort'' (...again lightly...) in adding detail to a base why can't they put time and actual EFFORT into learning how to draw anatomy?
I'll tell you why; because either:
A) They are too scared to fail at draw
Meloetta ReportMeloetta (the Melody Pokémon) is a legendary Normal/Psychic or Normal/Fighting-type legendary found among the fields and forests of the Unova region and parts of Eastern Europe. Though often times spoken of only in legends, Meloetta are surprisingly powerful creatures that can equally devastate opponents and touch their hearts with their beautiful music and graceful dances. It's unlikely that you will ever see one of these elegant creatures, but if you do, don't be a wall-flower and simply let them have all the fun; even if you can't dance and/or sing, you should at least try if you ever want to see one of these cuties show you how it's done!Meloetta Report3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Although it is currently unknown precisely when Meloetta were first observed by humans, it definitely goes without saying that they were the inspiration for many of the styles of music and dance we hold so dear today. As the generation of classic European music is often credited with the discovery of Meloetta by the Greeks (and are in fact co
Weavile ReportWeavile (the Sharp Claw Pokémon) is a relatively rare Dark/Ice-type Pokémon found in cold environments within the Sinnoh region. Cunning to a fault and exceptionally dangerous in any battle, Weavile are powerful creatures that can easily rip apart lesser creatures on the spot with their razor-sharp claws and incredible agility. You might not see a lot of these beasts out in the wild, but for your sake, that's probably a good thing; the last thing you need when lost in the middle of a frozen mountainside is to be assaulted by several of these beasts, let alone just one of them!Weavile Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Normally, Sneasel are unable to evolve and remain much as they from the moment they are born; under certain conditions, however, these creatures can and will evolve. The claws of Weavile are renowned for their exceptional sharpness, but what few actually realize is that they can remain solid and perfect for many decades after the original beast actually dies; in conventional terms, these trinkets become
What am I doing wrong? A guide to character designHello again, lovelies.What am I doing wrong? A guide to character design3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, I have noticed that there seem to be a lot of design conflicts on the site regarding that someone has *le gasp!* copied your character. Oh, the humanity! How dare they?! How dare they also have a character set who are only black, white, and red because that makes them so deep and edgy. How dare their animal also have a star/heart/diamond on its forehead? How dare they make a character with rainbow legs/tails?! How dare they have a fursona with a "dark" side when they become enraged? How dare their sparkle fursona be black with lime green, hot pink, and cyan markings?! How. Fucking. Dare. They?!
So, you call them out on their obvious theft of your character, and then things get spicy. You get barraged by an army of white knights. You send your white knights after their white knights. Then, when all that is going on, you get a nice, big taste of "trolling" because you're all probably worked up and obsessi
Cookie Dough“And what is that?”Cookie Dough3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chell glanced down at the foil rectangle in her hand. “It’s a valentine.” She held it up so GLaDOS could see. “It came with a lollipop attached, but I know you can’t eat, so I took it out.”
“And proceeded to eat it yourself, no doubt,” the AI sniffed. “I know what it is. I just fail to see why you have brought it here. My databases indicate that valentines such as these are typically exchanged by human children. Now, I realize you are not a child, but if you have received this…thing…from a human male of your species and are attempting to show it off, then let me assure you that I am not impressed.”
Chell sighed. “No, GLaDOS. I brought it for – never mind.” She shoved it back into her pocket. “It was a stupid idea anyway.”
“I hope you weren’t about to say that you brought it for
Pokemon CentersPokémon Centers have been around for as long as most remember and are just as much of a staple in daily life as Poké Marts if not more so throughout the world. The origins of the Pokémon Center are a bit murky, but it is believed that it was originally started by Pope Gregory VII after declaring a holy war against Muslims in Jerusalem in the 11th century. Far from home, the soldiers that took part in this battle needed both a place where their wounds could be healed as well as a place for the Pokémon that battled alongside them to get better after sustaining injuries. Under this guise, the holy war was allowed to continue centuries later with the same principles supporting the power of the Catholic Church. Eventually, however, the holy wars ended and the practice was abandoned for some time as a result of the money it cost for such services. Starting with the Industrial Revolution, however, this service was once again brought into the light and used as a way of ensuPokemon Centers3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Sonic the Hedgehog AnalysisIf there is one figure that constantly rivals the gaming world's Mario, it's Sonic.Sonic the Hedgehog Analysis5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
He's been running around for more than a few years and it's a wonder he hasn't aged at all. But surely a series as long-running as Sonic is bound to have a few dark secrets of its own, something that makes it more than a game or two where you pick up chao and run around in circles saving baby animals.
Many of you will noticed Sonic has not aged over the past 15 years. This is a representation of eternal youth and his constant running from place to place symbolizes the desire to never grow up and remain forever young. It also represents youth's irresponsibility and inability of the young to make lasting commitments. Likewise, Sonic's eternally smiling face and cocky attitude symbolize the overall cockiness of youth and the firm belief that he will never have to face the world of growing up or taking responsibility.
Sonic can also be seen to double as a metaphor for the elusiveness of the natural world.
Fun and Games - Part 3Something was wrong in GLaDOS’s mainframe.Fun and Games - Part 33 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She knew. Oh, she’d known for a while now, known that something was wrong. Files kept getting rewritten. Names were erased, dates were changed, test chamber diagrams were replaced by pictures of cats. And as fast as she tried to correct them, the errors would keep coming faster and faster. After a time, she’d just given up.
And now her favorite test subject was back, complaining about noise and an implant she was sure couldn’t be active. The backup was only to be used as a last resort, even if strictly speaking, it wasn’t a backup. It was a copy, and only to be activated if something had gone terribly wrong.
Maybe something had.
* * *
She’d promised GLaDOS she’d start from the beginning. But where was the beginning? Chell wasn’t even sure anymore. Had this all started when she’d left Aperture, or had it started before that? She had no idea when the implant had been placed inside he
WhoWho4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Two pits of utter darkness.
The only reflected emotions are resentment and bitter sorrow.
'Who is this, that I am starring at?'
You ask yourself,
not recognizing this new figure,
But you know everyone.
Yet as you stare the being in the eyes,
a sudden truth dawns on you:
You know this person.
Their movements, so similar to yours
The same vigilant eyes that you have,
Yet this person is older than you,
their face worn with unseen angers and regrets,
Whereas yours is young and free of earthly worries.
It can't be true,
Yet as you so desperately try to deny,
The truth that is utterly un-deniable,
you know deep inside yourself,
The identity of the person you observe.
It is you.
BoltStop hating me.Bolt3 years ago in Horror More Like This
I never did anything to you.
Why would I want to do anything to you? The only reason I would try to hurt you in any way would be if you hurt me.
I still loved you. Now I'm not so sure. Why should I love someone who hates me more than anything else in the world?
Why is everything so cold?
I never liked Swablus. I don't know why; I just didn't like them. Actually, they were one of my least favorite Pokémon. Ironically enough, Altaria was among my favorites. So, naturally, when I caught a Swablu in my Sapphire, I trained it as quickly as I could, and it took the chief position in my party. The result was a high-leveled Swablu, a slightly underleveled Marshtomp, and a bunch of low-level Pokémon.
I had named the Swablu Bolt, as I thought it would be cool to have an Altaria with storm cloud wings and lightning through them. I always liked electric types anyways, and so an electric version of one of my favorite Pokémon would be amazing.
Analysis of the Steel-typeINTRODUCTIONAnalysis of the Steel-type3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Steel-type is a devastating type favored for its incredible defensive abilities and equally feared among most fighters for the sheer walls that many Steel-types can prove to be in even bad situations. The Steel-type is only occasionally favored for its offensive advantages and is somewhat difficult to use in such regards, but considering that relatively few types are actually resistant against it, it can still prove to be a decent tool of destruction if needed. The Steel-type is one that many trainers will learn to love at an early age, but it will often take grim determination and a lot of training before a trainer is ready to truly utilize the type to the point of being tournament-worthy. It is unlikely that most trainers will be able to formulate decent strategies to handle the otherwise insurmountable defenses that Steel-type naturally possess, but for those able to break its defenses, the Steel-type is both a fun, challenging type to deal with and a definite boon
Deino ReportDeino (the Irate Pokémon) is a rare Dark/Dragon-type Pokémon found among dark caverns within the Unova and Kalos regions as well as the Hoenn region on rare occasions. Easily angered and incredibly hard to pacify, Deino are vicious beasts that can pose a problem to budding trainers of all kinds if only because of their sheer unpredictability. If you plan on seriously training one of these beasts, then you had better prepare for a long road, as when it comes to evolving, this creatures’ road doesn't even begin until almost all others end!Deino Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
In relative terms, Deino go through an extremely long latency period before their genetic code mutates substantially enough to allow evolution. Contrary to popular belief, however, this does not appear to be the result of genetic stability; rather, it is because of extreme instability. Although it may at first seem contradictory, the fact of the matter is that the genetic code of Deino fluctuates so much between cell mitosis that no rea
Kuchigane Yochi Pt. 1Kuchigane Yochi Pt. 14 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Kuchigane Yochi
Nickname(s): The Matriarch; The Patient Blossom; The Sanguine Bloom; Obaachan
Sexual Preference: Homosexual
Alliance: 9th Division Captain
Appearance: Captain Kuchigane’s tale is an ancient one, having been born over two millennia ago and spending the majority of her long, storied life as a member of the Gotei 13 and its military forces. She is a staple of the Seireitei—as fundamental and irreplaceable as the stones on which it is built. As such, her beginnings are well-known, written into the annals of history and studied by many promising young Shinigami in the Shinō Academy, an institution which falls under her Division’s jurisdiction. They see in her a tale of someone who clawed their way from the bottom through hard work and strict discipline, and use her as an inspiration for their own trials. Born in the World of the Living, Yochi was one
Basmachi: A Short Story (1/2)The watch stopped ticking and I was suddenly aware of the outside world again. The grass was green to the point of sickliness, the sky a disturbingly brilliant electric blue, the same blueness of the parasite's eyes that had been such a fixture in my life recently. I felt as though I had given birth to this pasture, this singularity without which I would not have been reborn into the life of basmachi banditry. It was here, after all, where the events that had changed the course of my life forever had occurred.Basmachi: A Short Story (1/2)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The wild flowers smelled like roses. Roses. Why have humans associated them with love and the rawness of sexuality? I never understood why sexuality was taken by so many to be an integral part of romantic love. What was romance? When Nurana sat down with me and tried to explain to me many years ago, I could only remember getting confused.
We had never been close, but I was going to marry her in a month's time. I had to; there had been no other path for me due to my poverty
Pidgeot ReportPidgeot (the Bird Pokémon) is a relatively rare Normal/Flying-type Pokémon found among grassy fields and forests within the Kanto, Johto, Sinnoh and Kalos regions as well as parts of the Sevii Islands and the Hoenn and Unova regions on rare occasions. Adored by Bird Keepers for their appearance and valued among professional trainers for their incredible speed, Pidgeot are magnificent birds that go far beyond the capabilities of their pre-evolved forms in ways that are both brutal and quite spectacular. If you ever get the chance to ride one of these beautiful birds, don't pass it up for anything; just make sure that you can handle moving at more than twice the speed of sound in an emergency, or you might find your flight being cut unexpectedly short…namely by you falling off your mount!Pidgeot Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Much like Pidgeotto, Pidgeot are active hunters and are able to see the movement of prey several thousand feet below them thanks to their exceptional eyesight, granting them a degree of
The Witchcraft Called EmpathyIt is with great uncertainty I upholdThe Witchcraft Called Empathy4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A rather weak and repetitive little song
It is sung when I'm happy, and when cheer is cold,
And this world I hold dear insists that I am wrong.
It's a pitiful song.
How can it be, misguided little me, a fawn,
Far too dainty and weak to walk yet on her own.
The concept of an end, where to find dear, sweet dawn
Is obscure to me, this endless night always known.
Nothing else I've been shown.
What else but little mouse, living so far away
Comes out of her hole to watch as I find my soul
I disrespectfully, and unmindfully say:
"Stupid mouse, how sloppy, you should find a new goal."
And she ran to her hole.
My actions to mouse were punished quite readily,
As I wasted the sun's rounds on making false friends.
One by one, they began leaving quite steadily.
I was alone, evils did show, finding no ends.
Mouse came to make amends.
Pitiful, spirit broken, and terribly hurt,
I let the poor creature approach me that day.
She came to me, sang to me, and made me a
Porygon ReportPorygon (the Virtual Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Normal-type Pokémon found primarily among research laboratories only, though they are also quite popular among major Game Corners worldwide and are found in the wild in the Sinnoh and Unova regions on rare occasions and possibly the Hoenn region. As the first artificial Pokémon created from computers, Porygon are fascinating creatures that truly tread the line between the living and the non-living, making trainers love them, loathe them or simply scratch their heads in response to their existence. If you plan on battling with one, try not to focus on complex strategies too much, because unfortunately for trainers, these strange critters were never designed to exceed their programming!Porygon Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Although they are commonly billed as the first artificial Pokémon, the members of the Porygon family are actually the most recent additions to this artificial world; it is true, however, that they were the first Pokémon create
Sharpedo ReportSharpedo (the Brutal Pokémon) is a relatively uncommon Water/Dark-type Pokémon found within oceanic environments across the world. Terribly destructive and almost impossible to stop in the water, Sharpedo are vicious monsters that have the ability to tear apart and devour everything and everyone that gets in their path without a second thought, which they do so gladly. Make sure to keep your eye out for these brutal creatures whenever you journey across the sea; friend or foe matters not to these creatures…only to eat or die trying!Sharpedo Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
For reasons still not completely understood, Sharpedo are almost completely absent from fresh water environments; evolution seems to have given them the ability to withstand the salinity of the oceans, which in turn has allowed them to spread across the globe and develop a taste for oceanic prey that are otherwise completely absent from the mainland. This may be directly related to their attitude towards hunting, as Sharpedo are well-known f
Metal Sound ReportMove Name: Metal SoundMetal Sound Report3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Battle Classification: Technique
Total number of affected targets: 1
Range: I adjacent target other than user
Direct contact needed to initiate technique: No
Base Power: -
Accuracy Rate: 85%
PP: 40 (maximum 64)
Though it might not be anywhere near as accurate as the simple Growl technique, the Metal Sound technique is a vicious move that can easily make even heavily-armored Pokémon less capable of taking the brunt of special attacks. Much as its name suggests, the Metal Sound technique involves generating an earsplitting screech by grinding pieces of metallic armor against other pieces of metal rapidly that is capable of harshly lowering the opposition's defensive capabilities and making it far more difficult to survive even relatively weak blows. It may not be accurate enough to bet an entire match on, but for trainers that need to even out things against a defensively-minded opponent, few things can work quite as effectively as this menacing bl
Sludge Wave ReportMove Name: Sludge WaveSludge Wave Report3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Battle Classification: Special Attack
Total number of affected targets: 1-3
Range: All adjacent targets
Direct contact needed to initiate attack: No
Base Power: 95
Accuracy Rate: 100%
PP: 10 (maximum 16)
Despite being among the more unsanitary of attacks, the Sludge Wave attack is a potent move that can deal large amounts of damage to unarmored opponents or those with weak immune systems. Much as its name suggest, the Sludge Wave attack involves swamping the surrounding adjacent area with diluted but nonetheless toxic sludge to inflict damage. Your opponent might not appreciate having to see such a nasty attack used in battle, but if they need to be taken out quickly, the chance of damaging multiple opponents at the same time can sometimes be too good to pass up.
Several Poison-type Pokémon have the capacity to generate filthy, toxic sludge from their bodies either as a natural body process or as a modification of their natural Poison-type power
Blaziken ReportBlaziken (the Blaze Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon found among grassy fields and volcanic environments within the Hoenn region. Intensely powerful and virtually unmatched in the art of fire-based martial arts, Blaziken are imposing birds that can easily devastate opponents regardless of their type and abilities. Fire and Fighting-types specialists alike looking for a potent fighter, look no further because when these beasts hit the field, the only thing that will be left of an unprepared opposition in the end is a pile of scorched flesh, cooked bone and probably a little bit of ash!Blaziken Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
While most fully-evolved Fire-type starter Pokémon display the flames responsible for their powers outside of their bodies, Blaziken still retain the traits of their pre-evolved forms in that their flames are situated within an internal combustion chamber. The main difference between them, however, is that this flame is not designed to come out of the mouths of B
Midnight DanceTheres a saying very old,Midnight Dance6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That when the night is very cold,
And the moon is large and bright,
And all is bathed in silvery light,
That spirits dance in wooded glades
Until the night begins to fade.
And I have seen this merry fling
Ive heard their silver voices sing
I was one time a country child
With golden hair and manners mild
And by the fire my mother told
Of silver nights so icy cold.
Out of my cot that night I climbed,
And down the stairs that curl and wind,
I snuck up to the wooden door,
And sat down on the tiled floor,
My socks and boots upon my feet,
My warm red coat new lined with fleece,
Kept out the chill so keen and pure,
That slithered through the open door,
The moon was full upon my face,
The black sky draped with cosmic lace,
But to the wood I turned my feet
For midnight dancers I would meet.
The puddles gleamed a glassy black,
The thick ice creaked and cracked,
The trees that leaned across the road,
Their winding roots sought my toes,
The woodland path was l
Tf2 - The hand of ConagherIt was one of those summer days you wish would never end. The weather was perfect, barely a cloud in the sky. People as well as animals walked the streets, looking like they didn't have a care in the world, and despite the sound of cars driving by you could hear the birds sing happily.Tf2 - The hand of Conagher3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But someone who didn't take time to enjoy all this, was Catherine Denham. The young lady had a serious,almost concerned look on her flawless face. Her black hair danced in the wind, making the ends slightly curled. She wore a red, spotted dress with a wide white belt that made her look even thinner than she already was, and high heels in the same red color as the dress. Red fits good on her, he had told her so, and maybe that was just the reason she insisted on wearing it lately. But, she could not convince herself enough that that was not the case. She just enjoyed the color, liked how it brought out her light skin, and how it fit so well with her long black hair. There was nothing more to it. Her conce
Ludicolo ReportLudicolo (the Carefree Pokémon) is a relatively rare Water/Grass-type Pokémon found near freshwater ponds and lakes within the Hoenn and Kalos regions as well as the Sinnoh and Unova regions on rare occasions. Inherently upbeat and carefree to the extreme, Ludicolo are energetic creatures that absolutely love to dance more than any other activity in their lives and can make even the gloomiest of people smile for at least a few minutes. If you are a serious trainer looking to maintain a calm and steady disposition throughout all of your days, avoid these strange creatures at all cost; after all, it doesn't take much more than a whistled tune to send these aquatic oddballs into a dizzying jig!Ludicolo Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
There is often much discrepancy in regards to what sort of creatures Ludicolo actually are, and for good reason: Most of their anatomical traits share similarities with completely unrelated types of organisms (namely their duck-like mouths, a trait shared with Lombre, and webbed forelimbs