I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I'm changing my name.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.
Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
In Response to a Post...Cross-posting from Tumblr since this is more relevant to my dA. The following post is in response to the following confession on tumblr:In Response to a Post...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT saying the person who wrote this is WRONG. Just surprised because I have a bias and don't always see how another person interprets my actions on the internet. Please DO NOT harrass the OP for this confession. I doubt the people who already disliked me and saw just the confession will change their mind over my thoughts but might as well post it here as an FYI of sorts.
When I post art, I always expect crit. Even though I don't formally request it, I do assume some people to come by and evaluate my stuff because they feel like they can communicate with an artist with something helpful. And even though I get a ton of comments daily and might not reply to all of them, I do try to at least read through most. Save for the occasional friendly
Skyrim Mod List -Updated with LINKS-So last time I wrote about Skyrim Mods, I asked for people’s suggestions on what mods to use. I thought it might be fun to list a bunch of the mods I have and provide links to where you can download them all. I’m fairly certain that all the mods I have listed here are also available on Steam if that happens to be your method of playing Skyrim.Skyrim Mod List -Updated with LINKS-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guard Dialogue Overhaul http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23390/?
Updates the Guard dialogue to be much more diverse and has them comment more specifically on your accomplishments in the game rather than repeating the same dialogue over and over again.
Flyable Broomsticks http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19069
Adds a crafting recipe and a levitation spell that makes brooms flyable. Be a witch!
Adds footprints for when you run in snow or ash. Makes animals and dragons leave prints as well. Good for hunter immersion.
The AvengersYou know that giddy, gleeful feeling that renders you incapable of doing little more than giggle like a lunatic?The Avengers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I pretty much had that from start to finish during the Avengers film (Which was released on Fair Blighty's shores as "Avengers Assemble" thanks to the past efforts of Steed and Peel).
There have only been a handful of movies that invoked that kind of response in me: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Abram's Star Trek, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the first Iron Man film are those which immediately spring to mind.
Indeed; Avengers is THE best Marvel movie since Iron Man. Ace cast, brilliant story, hysterical script, a scene that will stab anyone that's followed the films leading up to this point right through the heart and a fair few more surprises.
Chief among them being; how the hell did the Hulk become such a f**king awesome character after so many naff films?
I'm gonna go see this one again!
Elect the Delusional?The good Mr Romney has been saying that "The world wants to see new American leadership".Elect the Delusional?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well....if by "world" he means "Pakistan".....
....and I think that's probably down to Obama giving the greenlight to the operation that saw US Special Forces conduct a cross-border raid into Pakistan which resulted in a very dead Bin Laden. They're still kinda cranky about that.
Posted for no reason other than that it's really, really funny.
Disney closes LucasArtsF**k you, Disney. F**k you.Disney closes LucasArts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are not angered by this news, you're obviously a very young gamer and probably (rightly) see LucasArts as nothing more than a mediocre-Star-Wars-title-discharging-sewer-pipe.
Disney bought LucasFilm because of the Star Wars cash-cow, but the number of classic IPs produced by LucasArts throughout the 90s makes the descision to close it rather than attempt to return to the studio to its glory days pretty staggering.
I actually see way more potential in LucasArts IPs than Star Wars.....but then, so would anyone with even the most stunted of creative minds.
Disney obviously still own all the properties, but the LucasArts brand is gone, and it's the end of an era, even if they start picking at the corpse for ideas to ruin.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of Monkey Island, anyone?
HAPPY HEARTS DAYthis journal is not about valentines thoughHAPPY HEARTS DAY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
been a wacky, ultra-busy couple of weeks but who cares about that, what is important is:
1. New pages of DK start up tomorrow morning
2. Look what just showed up and I had to share with you immediately, couldn't even wait to find a proper backdrop/decent lighting
SO HAVE YOU DEMANDED IT
SO SHALL IT BE
Better photos/order info coming VERY soon
(note: that was as high as the graphic could be printed, but it actually works out pretty perfectly since a full shot takes you just beyond the top of the meter. you'll see when I get some photos with some WHISKEY in there)
(note 2: print quality is REALLY nice, my camera is balls and totally does not capture it)
It's not a birthday without RAAAMBLES.Heeeey folks.It's not a birthday without RAAAMBLES.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thanks for all the birthday well-wishing. Veritable.. mountains of well-wishing. Though I'd be just as content postponing my birthday until next year. And then maybe the year after that, and after that..
A year older and a year wiser. Well, the latter is debatable. But definitely a year older! This year has been a wild, satisfying, disappointing, exciting one. It marks my first total year as a freelancer, which has been simultaneously one of the most liberating and terrifying career leaps I've ever made. Thankfully, the studio I've ended up working with for the entire year has been a very welcoming one. The workload can be immense, but outside of being paid, there are few rewards greater than seeing your work animated in a game after toiling on it for hours. Getting to visit Barcelona was another fantastic perk.
I really can't complain at all about work, this year. I've worked with the guys from Wayforward, Vigil, did a bit of here-and-there for my old stu
MinecraftI just got Minecraft and holy hell is it addictive. I've played around with the iPhone app before (building stuff with infinite blocks with no enemies to fear), but I wasn't prepared for how addictive the full version of the game actually is.Minecraft4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To my credit, I had a little help before starting the game by using a seed which spawned me in the middle of a NPC village, thus giving me shelter and resources to survive my first few treacherous nights. But after a few days had passed and I got used to the controls and crafting, I ventured out and built my own little hut and started digging away.
The first few nights were exceptionally scary, even though I was in a nice safe house. But gradually I learned that Creepers are less creepy to me now than they are simply annoying, and I find myself being more creeped out by those ominous Ender Men.
After digging a very inefficient hole near my house and gather up more resources (cobblestone) than I could handle, I decided to venture out and build a bi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
Here comes the Olympiad!Just a week to go until we embarrass ourselves in front of the world.Here comes the Olympiad!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Millions (Billions?) of Pounds and what do we get? A stadium with (inexplicably) a strange vision of the English countryside in it (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/12/london-2012-olympic-opening-ceremony), and a mutant pylon (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/8855623/London-2012-Olympics-UKs-tallest-sculpture-completed-on-Olympic-Park.html) which is not and never will be a monument "as iconic as the Eiffel Tower".
Commedian Marcus Brigstocke described the British attitude toward the Olympics quite well a few years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vJEH9P0hgCw&featurelayer_detailpage#t=373s
Truth be told: I've never been that fussed when it comes to the Olympics, regardless of where in the world it's held. It's just this time I'll be thinking "NO! Who greenlit that? They did WHAT during the opening ceremony? Where's that Boyle bastard? I'm gonna kill him".
...........AND WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT THE
SteamToday I finally got a Steam Account. I know, I know, I'm late to all these things. Part of that is because my old computer wasn't good enough to run a lot of games, and the other part is since I got my Mac I've been rather busy with my comics that I haven't really had time to sit down and play.Steam3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But for whatever it's worth, I did get a Steam Account and have been trying it out. I rather like it, actually, though I am disappointed in the number of Mac compatible games available. At least a bunch of really good games like Portal, Braid, Limbo, and Bit.Trip are here. Steam is what I think all video game consoles will someday morph into... and it's most definitely a step in the right direction. It's got it's kinks that still need ironing out, but it excels in the most important areas such as friendly user interfaces and ease of purchase.
I'm absolutely loving portal. I knew all the references from before (I might not play a lot of games but I do lurk the internetz) and I knew of the basic g
Sherlock vs ElementaryThe concept of taking the world's greatest detective out of his Victorian era setting and dropping him into 21st Century London shouldn't have worked. It should have failed as miserably as I thought it would.Sherlock vs Elementary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hooooo. Was I proven wrong on that one.
The scant six episodes of Sherlock contain some of the best material the BBC has ever produced and proved that the detective can work his deductive wizardry in any time period.
Which is probably why CBS have gone all Chinese and are ripping it off.
When I heard that there was going to be an "American version" of the show; the eye twitched but didn't bat. This happens, and often HAS to happen. A show must fit with the scheduling, and US series are a lot longer than those on British TV, so things have to be stretched.
THEN I learned that it's NOT a remake of BBC's Sherlock, but a brand new series called "Elementary", which is "radically" different because it's set in New York.
Unsurprisingly, the Beeb are a bit miffed by this.
In this, wholly
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC production is moving to a new warehouse/studio/office next week.GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this sexy warehouse I will be making the comic, filming experimental youtube shorts for RA TV Live action and conducting general madness!
IF YOU LIVE IN TORONTO AREA and would like to be our INTERN / MINION / ACTOR, send me a note!
Due to requests for MOAR video stream tutorials I will be documenting the process of making RA from start to finish in the new warehouse.
Also, I will be teaching on how to become a freelance illustrator, how to work as photographer, and how to become a successful full-time webcomic artist.
Plus there will be lots of various Digital Painting and Photography workshops.
WHAT SHOULD THIS DOCUMENTARY BE CALLED? submit name ideas below!
Next RA LIVESTREAM is now online:
Feel free to register and join on the funtimes.
Noah and The Winter Solider DiscussionNoahNoah and The Winter Solider Discussion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve already mentioned that I enjoyed Noah in a previous journal, but after talking with friends and family and reading reviews online I feel inclined to bring it up again. See, Noah is under a HUGE assault like no other movie in recent years has been. On one side Christians are lambasting it for deviating too much from the sanitized version of Noah’s Ark they’re familiar with and “removing god” from the storyline (I’ll get back to why that’s ridiculous in a minute), while atheists are lambasting it as more of the same “Christianity propaganda” they’ve worked so hard to avoid. The bottom line being that BOTH sides are refusing to see the movie due to their ideological beliefs.
And that’s just sad.
Noah is not a perfect film, but it’s still one that I think everyone should watch, both religious and non. Noah is, at it’s core, an interpretation of the classic story by an amazing film mak
NerdcrafteriaI'm a nerdfighter and if you don't know what a nerdfighter is you can watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyQi79aYfxUNerdcrafteria2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But one of the coolest things about nerdfighteria is that we have our own minecraft server called... wait for it: Nerdcrafteria!
Nerdcrafteria is one of the most awesome Minecraft servers I have ever participated in. The server is broken up into several different worlds. The Main World, The Nether, Minington, and Gladitorial. All of the worlds have borders around them preventing players from roaming too far and making the strain on the server too much to handle, but all of the worlds are also massive enough that you likely won't notice.
The Various Worlds
The main world is where towns and cities exist. You cannot break blocks here except on town plots that you purchase with the server's equivalent to money = Llamas. This helps prevent griefers from destroying all your hard work and gives you a place to call home. If you don't have enough
200,000 galaxiesHere's a recent record-breaking photo of 200,000 galaxies, taken by the VISTA telescope:200,000 galaxies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm currently using this other photo by VISTA as my wallpaper:
I still think that visible light is prettier than infra-red though, so Hubble's Ultra Deep Field remains my favourite photo ever:
~BecomeFeatured - POINTS Contest #1~BecomeFeatured - POINTS Contest #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been a little busy with school lately, so because of that I decided to start a little contest.
I will host more contests in the future.
Read the whole journal please!
The prize for contest #1:
The winner of this contest will get a minimum of 50 points!
This contest will start with 50 points, but the prize can increase during the contest.
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The more tickets you have, the more chance of winning.
1 ticket = 1 entry
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Americanisims in British English?Two can play at that game, ya colonial bastardsAmericanisims in British English?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anthropology holds a some fascination for me, so I do love to watch various sayings and turns of phrase spread across the world.... like a plague.
Takes a while to get used to, though. Certain things (usually insults) just sound better when said with the right accent, be it English or American.
More Greek mythology in Portal?Just a minor edit to this: This is actually appliable only to the Portal 1 series I was just amazed that greek mythology CAN be applied to the first game just as it was obviously applied to Portal 2.More Greek mythology in Portal?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After answering a comment on DevArt I realized that Rattmann's and Chell's story is much like the story of Ariadne and Theseus. Doug being Ariadne and Chell Theseus who is suppose to kill the Minotaur, aka, GLaDOS.
His scribblings in the Portal 1 game were unicolor (red) - much like the most paintings depict Ariadne's thread to be red-colored. Also, the whole Aperture building is like a maze and at some point you have to rely on his drawings (the thread) to find the right way through.
All this leads to the Minotaur - the ultimate boss, GLaDOS.
Ariadne also fell in love with Theseus on first sight - much like Rattmann had endeared Chell as his only hope even though he barely knew her.
Ariadne had eloped with Theseus (just like Rattmann was supp
Sites of Interest and InspirationI finally decided to put up a page of inspiration for you up-and-coming Disney workers. Hehe.Sites of Interest and Inspiration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a page-in-progress, so you have a site or professional deviant you think I should add here, please comment! (But remember, it MUST be related to animation or Disney in some way.)
Deviants on DA in the animation Industry:
:iconstephensilver: Designer and style behind Kim Possible
:iconalohalilo: Chris Sanders, Director and style behind Lilo and Stitch. Director of How to Train Your Dragon.
:icontombancroft: Tom Bancroft, Supervising Animator of Mushu from Mulan,, animator of young Simba from The Lion King.
:iconjermilex: Lighting Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios.
:iconharroldsheep: Animator, worked on Flubber as well as other films such as Casper, and Star Wars Episode I
:iconshermcohen: Sherm Cohen, Storyboard Artist of Phineas and Ferb,. Also Storyboard artist of Spongebob Squa
Want to help me with my next cartoon panel?I'm putting together a "Best of…Animation Openings" presentation for my convention appearances in 2013-2014 and I really wanted you guys' input for putting it together. Here's what I'd like you to do, please send me a list of no more than 5 cartoon openings (from around the world! U.S, Japan, Europe, wherever) and give me a brief reason why you feel they're some of the best…Want to help me with my next cartoon panel?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please consider the following criteria when you make your list... READ ALL OF THIS VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT ANYTHING!
-Quality of animation: not necessarily style, but does it look like some effort was put into it.
-The music (if applicable) Is the tune catchy? Well-executed? Etc.
-Is it unique? How so?
-If it's not unique, does it have historical significance? Was it one of the first to pioneer something that later openings copied? ie: Many of the WB cartoon opening of the 90s follow a formula set by "Tiny Toon Adventures"
-Does it get you excited or at least interested in wa
Day by day and squirrelAfter losing my mom, I've felt very strange (sad and empty strange) by every day, but I think it's normal. Everyday life goes slow and carefully and I spend a lot of time with my family and I cry when I feel so (that's means a lot of crying, mostly at nights). This will most likely take years, but I'm ready to go through it. Thanks for all who supported me and strength to all who have experienced the same or worse.Day by day and squirrel3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm still doing something. Working keeps me somehow sane and my works includes art, house cleaning, paper works and sorting stuff. And at fall I can go back into office-works too.
An example of my doings lately: Here is a picture of me when I was varnishing a ceramic hawk, which I repainted in our storage. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/volkerinvasion/005.png
I had to use a gas mask because that varnish was heck of a poison.
And one question. Why squirrel licks the mountain ash's leafs? I saw this squirrel doing so and I've never seen it before: http://img.photob
They see me rantin...they hatin...Hi guysThey see me rantin...they hatin...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just rantin by!
Ok, so most of you pinoy peeps have already heard about the new 4G LTE mobile network from Smart.
What is it? Probably the fastest mobile internet in the country, cuz it's 4G man! With a speed of up to 42mbps it's perfect for downloading hd movies in minutes, lagless gaming ... as advertised.
I was pretty excited when I heard of it, sounds awesome eh? Unfortunately there's a downside.
It has cap of 10 Gigs. What's that mean? Someone commented that it's like getting a new super fast ferrari car and you can only drive it for 10 kilometers, after that they'll charge you
for every kilometer your take. How much? It's P500 per Gig.
It's pretty fucked up, they say it's competitive price.
Well majority of the Filipinos here don't exactly have big salaries. What kind of idiot would wish for this kind of robbery?
Why do they call themselves Smart? They should at least advertise that this service only caters to the rich. In fact, I think even rich people wouldn't want this