one of the most disappointing things everto happen in a series:
1) You get very high expectations for a character and anticipate nothing less than utter badassery and coolitude from said character only for the character to actually turn out to be shitty and lame to the point where you actually end up wanting them to get killed off as opposed to rooting for them. All your expectations of this character ever being the badass you thought they were and would be are irreparably dashed to the ground.
2) The character in question starts out as the coolest person in the series and one of your absolute favorites before gradually becoming lamer and lamer and more contradictory as the series progresses to the point where you end up just hating that same character more than anyone else in the series.
The worst feelings.
Edit: This isn't referring to a specific series, I just mean in general when it happens.
Popular Fan ArtThis has been bothering me for some time now, and I've seen this sort of behavior even before I joined dA, but some folks honestly need to stop acting like artists who happen to draw fan art or fan comics for "popular" series automatically makes them "cheap" or that they're somehow shallow people because of it. People can actually, you know, like a series that's popular and end up wanting to draw fan works because they want to. Popular or well-known works or series are going to have lots of fans, so it's not exactly unnatural that more people might be inclined to draw fan art for certain series. It's one thing if you're not a fan of something popular, because it's completely normal for people to have preferences, but when you're just being dismissive of someone else entirely or looking down on them just because the subject matter they choose to draw is "popular" then it makes you look petty and/or jealous. Because, let's be honest, there are people who get really pissed and uptiPopular Fan Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Original Characters and FanartI've been seeing this topic appear more on my dash lately, so I'm pretty much just going to chip in my cents and say that I think it's nothing short of ridiculous when people complain about how their original work never gets attention and that people "only care" when they draw fanart.Original Characters and Fanart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Newsflash: You're essentially complaining about the fact that people are getting more excited about an already established and widely recognized series with an already present fanbase instead of an "original" character that maybe appeared, what, only once or twice in your entire gallery.
A lot of artists try to pin the blame on other people for being attracted to fanart or make it seem as if others are just "too shallow to care about original OCs they just want to see fanart WAAAAHHHH" but if you've spent most of your time loading up your gallery with fanart of already existing series while only drawing your "origunul churruckter" once or twice with a small dash of "lol maybe i'll draw them again sometime
feminism: you're doing it wrongI like how a female is more likely to get flack for not liking a character (especially one of the same gender) and accused of self-hatred or misogyny than a male would. I also like how females are more likely to overlook if the person hating on a female character is a guy because apparently focusing on alleged self-hating and misogyny with females in fandom takes precedence over a dude saying something possibly sexist and focusing on witch-hunting self-hating females is more important.feminism: you're doing it wrong2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Boy, I'm really glad the new mystery character to be introduced into the series won't be a female because I SHUDDER TO THINK of all the supposed HATE and MISOGYNY she'll get from the FEMALES IN THIS FANDOM," I say to myself at a hypocritically backwards attempt at feminism in which I blatantly assume that most other female members of my own gender are inherently hateful and misogynistic towards their own gender while self-righteously putting myself on a pedestal to judge my own sex and make the assumpti
Female VillainsAs you probably already know, I really like villain characters, but it sort of makes me sad how often female villains seem like they have this rule where it's like they're required to be ~*sexy*~ first and then villains second. Or they have to be voluptuous or seductive femme fatales first and foremost and then be evil and cunning second (the level of evil and cunning really depending on the character, but still). Having a "sexy" female villainess isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the fact it's so much more prevalent with females as opposed to males and feels more like this unwritten rule and obligatory mold for them still disappoints me. I notice a lot in superhero comics the villainesses will be far more likely (if not always) wearing something far sexier or revealing as opposed to the males, and even then they'll have the same cut-n-paste sexy body type (and sometimes even the same face shapes, eye, and lip shapes) while the males are usually more clothed and meant to have tFemale Villains2 years ago in Personal More Like This
you mean there's more to a work than PAIRINGS?!!1Putting it up because I think it applies to a number of things.you mean there's more to a work than PAIRINGS?!!12 years ago in Personal More Like This
In regards to this post: http://alexds1.tumblr.com/post/16330218225/there-is-but-one-step-from-the-grotesque-to-the
I think a number of things in regards to what the OP was saying were seriously taken out of context. I'm also going to say upfront that I don't really watch the Sherlock show, and, yes, I am fine with slash and femmeslash and all that on many occasions. That being said, I find their post, despite it being geared towards the SH fandom, to be incredibly applicable with a number of fandoms. While reading their post, I never once got the vibe the OP was saying anything remotely close to "slash is bad" or "asexuality is bad" or "you're not a real fan if you didn't read the original Holmes books." To be honest, I don't think they were even saying (or even implying), "you're a shitty fan if you like slashing these characters and you like porn of them."
Honestly, I think the main point of their post wasn't you're
DrugsTo repeat what I've said in another post, I like how whenever someone passingly mentions they smoke cigarettes or use pot there is almost always another person that has to jump in and give a ten mile speech about why "they'll never do drugs" or how it's a "disgusting habit" and make all these condescending remarks about the person even though the person never actually forced drugs on them or just happened to mention their habit in brief passing during a conversation.Drugs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It basically goes in line of this:
Person: "Yeah, sometimes I smoke a little when I draw or use pot occasionally. It helps me to unwind."
Other person: "You know what, that's really sad of you. I would never touch drugs. I don't need drugs, I'm so much better than that. It's really pathetic that you have turn to drugs to get like that that's really sad and disgusting I just don't see the point you must be pretty lazy and worthless to do something like that. I WOULD NEVER, EVER touch drugs. EVER. I will never
On HumorI think a lot of people assume that just being spontaneous and random automatically makes them automatically funny people, but a lot of the funniest people I've come into contact with were actually pretty intelligent people who knew how to analyze the world around them and derive humor from observations they made of various objects in their lives. Especially since imo, a lot of incredibly funny jokes or punchlines have the audience going, "oh my god, that's so true" or have them relate on some level.On Humor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think there are a lot of instances where "random" humor can be funny, or at least when a person or sequence pulls something that's so far out of left field that it overrides all sense of dumbfoundedness and slams your brain straight into the realms of hilarity, but a lot of times (usually with younger people) they think just saying, "I LIKE CHEESECAKE" or "WAFFLES PIE CHEESE I AM SO RANDUMB LOLOLOLZ" makes them "special" or
pokemon is still pretty much the same shitWhen it comes to reboots, remakes, and new installments I can go either way depending on how they're done. Sometimes I think reboots or new installments are utter garbage or just fucking stupid compared to their predecessors (or just COMPLETELY deviate from their roots to the point of not being recognizable), other times I think they're pretty alright (or, in some few cases, even better).pokemon is still pretty much the same shit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, despite the fact people still complain about how we "shouldn't" have added anything to the original 150 pokemon, I'm gonna be honest and say that I think it would have been a downright waste to have that entire expanse of pokemon lore and universe with every new game containing the same zubats, geodudes, and pikachus over and over an over. I've seen people say things like, "this is dumb, let's just make new regions but with the same pokemon" but seriously? I don't want to buy and play different games in different lands just so I can catch the same shit that I own in every other p
Can someone explain "renders" to me?I've been bumping into this more an more so I decided to share my RAEG.Can someone explain "renders" to me?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So there is this group of people on dA who take some already existing art and cut out the backgrounds. That's all. They find some artwork, usually anime fanart, cut the background out, add their own watermark and BAM post it to their galleries as a free to use stocks without the permission of the original authors.
What's most infuriating there is almost always a disclaimer such as this one :
Oi, dumbfucks! Yes I'm talking to you. Why should anyone credit you for something that you did not create. You've contributed nothing. You've cut the background out, something that in most cases, can be done basically automatically by a computer program with a little to no human assistance.
The whole dA's category for stock renders is flooded with this shit --> http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/3drenders/
I'm sorry but I was under the impression that a render is a 2d image generated from a 3d
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days FULL ReviewI've finally beaten the game. It felt tedious as shit but I finally beat it. Here's to staying up til 2:30 in the morning playing a game from a series that I supposedly now -hate.- I already knew how the game ended, spoilers, etc. from vids on youtube and excess info floating about on the net. But since I've finally played through the whole thing myself, well, here's my lengthy two cents.Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days FULL Review4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, when this game was first announced, who else was psyched that the Organization would be playable? Or jumped at the fact that we might learn a little bit more about them? Yeah, that's right. You did. Well, I did. But no. No. Instead of focusing more on the Org., we get a three-way Xion/Axel/Roxas dramafest. Definitely not what I wanted. At first, I wanted to find out more on the Org. members' pasts, names, etc. Instead it was "Xion, Xion, Xion, Roxas and Xion, puppets, I'LL ALWAYS BRING YOU BACK BESTEST FRIENDS FOREVAR" and the same repetitive cutscenes of them
POKEMON SLAVE VERSION"This is my theory on Lenora.POKEMON SLAVE VERSION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok well I believe she hides under the library like the Underground Railroad. There are also train tracks in and by her city. Also she is black. There is also a very difficult puzzle to be solved to find her. So I believe Nintendo made this situation like she is an escaped slave and is hiding under the library so her owner doesnt find her.
((I get this is racist, but its just my theory on why she is hiding under a library.)) "
Edit: Guys, that's not me saying that. It's some guy on tumblr. I thought it was funny so I posted it here.
I got Pokemon White and I'm currently training outside the second gym so that at least every member on my team will be level 17 before I go in. I searched Lenora on tumblr and this is what came up.
Edit: Beat her today so it's all good, she was easier than I expected.
...welp, something tells me I should get back to writing those "analytical" lit pieces at some point. Shit is hirarious. Oh, and I p
STOP THE HATE, PLZ.I'm procastinating from letting my hand heal just to write this. Don't worry, I'll just write this and then get back to resting it. I just have to write this before my head explodes due to being so horribly frustrated.STOP THE HATE, PLZ.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today we talked about music with my classmates. The conversation ended up with everyone dissing modern music because it's "hollow" and "doesn't have a meaning". And because of singers such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
I'm asking you: what's with all that hate? The worst comments I've heard about singers these days are the ones in which people wish them dead.
It's true that singers like Justin Bieber have gotten quite a lot of fame. It's okay for people to like him and other singers like him, it's a matter of taste after all. And nowadays music like that just happens to be famous. Just like in the old days bands such as Beatles and all have been famous.
Imagine for a moment that you're in the age when your favorite old band from for example 80's was still popular. Ther
You Say Crap, I Say ShitYou say Taylor Swift,I say Breaking BenjaminYou Say Crap, I Say Shit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You say Lady Gaga,I say Evanescence
You say Miley Cyrus,I say Slipknot
You say T-Pain,I say Three Days Grace
You say Kesha,I say Linkin Park
you say justin bieber, fuck you
You say Flowers,I say Puddle of Mudd
92% of teens have turned to pop and hip-hop.If you are part of the 8% that still listens to real music, copy and paste this message to 5 other videos. DONT LET ROCK N ROLL DIE ! , P.S Thumbs Up If You Agree ;D
You say "don't let teh RAWK die," I say you're overexaggerating.
You say "lol I'm hardc0re," I say you're attention-seeking.
You say "fuck da pop muzik," I say you're really desperate for approval from the big kids.
You say "you suck for liking this and my taste is better," I say you're an arrogant little fucktard.
You say you know what "real music is," I say "then why don't you have Def Leppard on here?"
You say bullshit statis
emocons lol 3Emocons 1 || Emocons 2 || Emocons 3emocons lol 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
More because i lazy to type or copy paste
Another one because i lazy to type or copy paste
ODE to SassieODE to Sassie2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in bright headlights
barely moving ahead
a simple roll
atop the gravel path
"I missed you so"
black and white
she waits outside
yowling a needy cry
"I want to come in"
against smooth legs
a purring nudge
marked a whiskered kiss
"I enjoy your company"
stride a careful hobble
her ninth life
was a last wish
"I want to come home"
aging scratch post
single pink azalea
holds my sudden tears
"Thank you for the memories"
Rest In Peace, Sassie [May 1995 - May 2012]
Creepy Sunday [ENG/ITA][ENG]Creepy Sunday [ENG/ITA]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Last Sunday I tried some horror indie games (since I'm very, veeeery masochist).
The first one is "One Late Night".
If you work in a office, and make often night shifts DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME!
Especially if you have a co-worker interested in occultism and that plays with an Ouija table during breaks (and that disappeared in a misterious way after left disturbing annotations on the blackboard in his office).
The secon is "Vanish".
Lost in an underground maze, into darkness, in company of non-cute creatures. After a couple of heart attacks and a lot of swears, I didn't take it aymore... really claustrophobic.
The third is "Insanidade". (it's in spanish)
...well, it should have been, 'cause, after I wandered aimless in the parking of a sanatorium without concluding anything, interacting only with a closed door, I gave up. Stupid me, maybe...
The fourth is "Pesadelo".
This one is for sure th
Take this from me.A woman lays in bed,Take this from me.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The night dead,
Her soul aching,
She's in love.
The woman would do anything,
To change her view,
To rid this convulsing,
Throbbing and pulsing,
"take this love from me" she cries.
But life refuses to lie.
The woman prays,
Trying to keep temptations at bay,
Wishing this would go away,
But no such miracle happens.
No, she's been abandon.
The woman meets her friend,
The ache coming back again,
How conflicted she feels,
Her soul raw wanting to be real,
Never having time to heal.
The woman goes home once again,
Wanting this agony to end,
Why has love crippled her soul?
The ache starting to take it's toll,
"I don't want to love her" she pleads,
And in the end all she sees,
Is a woman who looks just like me...
Fuck Your Dead ParentsDiscarded from birth, forgotten by your own parents, raised by a fanatically religious hag, regularly bullied and beaten by fellow students, completely friendless, utterly isolated, your peers and strangers thinking you a total freak because of your appearance, staying the fuck away and always whispering about you, disallowed a normal childhood, physically abused at a place that's barely constitutes a real "home," a situation so bad that even the animals attack you.Fuck Your Dead Parents2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yo Brucie, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but...yeah, I'm sorry, you can go wipe your sodding tears with your rich daddy's money and suck a fat one.
Because Jonathan Crane has one of the most depressing, justifiably upsetting backstories and childhoods of all time.
Now, very, very rarely (if ever) do I consider fictional characters, let alone certain villains, as "poor babies," but seriously
Crane, you poor baby
oh my god I am so sorry
I know killing and revenge is wrong and a
My Thoughts on SchoolOn this topic, there are a few things I want to talk about, the first and foremost being that I recently received acceptance from SCAD and that I'm pretty damn happy about that. I was searching for schools for a while and SCAD was probably in like my top 3 (I was leaning towards either SCAD or SVA as my biggest two, but some of my family didn't want me going all the way to NYC). Seriously, if I took a time machine and backtracked to around ten months ago and told my past self I'd be accepted into an art school like that, I would've probably gotten all bitter and copped a "yeah right, you friggin' liar" sort of attitude. But altering your environment, growing more independent, and changing your intended major does funny things.My Thoughts on School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That being said, even before getting into art schools, college searches aren't anything new to me and what really, really grinds on me is how people will bash or rate a school down just because they "think the party life sucks" or "the workload is u
Of Wolves and TrollsFor an animal that's consistently idolized as powerful, majestic, and fierce, the wolf has virtually the pussiest fanbase of any animal I've seen. I still come home from work to see angry wolf comments on my page, on deviations, and in notes from time to time, but I will say that if you're going to insult me for not worshiping your "pwecious wolfie" on my page or anywhere, you could at least have the courtesy and the genital fortification to not block me because you're too much of a little bitch to withstand a reply because you thought you could dish it but not take it (not that your insults are very good or clever to begin with). Then again, it's not surprising since you've already demonstrated that you're too sensitive to deal with that not everyone worships the animal you like. How very "wolf" of you. I've had people drop by and call me names or simply tell me I sucked despite my never having spoken to them before, but I suppose that's to be expected from people who've consisOf Wolves and Trolls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i see horse peopleI'm fairly aware of how popular BBC Sherlock and Doctor Who are, but every time I see people gushing to the point of tears over how "beautiful" or "hot" the actors are I can't help but inwardly guffaw to myself. I realize beauty is often considered an item that's largely held up to and placed "in the eye of the beholder" but good lord. My eyes "behold" horse-faced skeleton people. I've seen posts from girls who said they were "nearly in tears" due to Benedict Cumberbatch's "Adonis-like" beauty on more than once occasion, but the man looks as horse-faced as it gets to me (same with that Adler woman). I've likewise seen people get riled just because someone else didn't share their opinion that the current Matt Smith doctor was "attractive" and saw a few instances where people would respond with, "oh, they must not have any appreciation for chiseled jaws or manly noses."i see horse people2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mean, "chiseled jaw and nose" as compared to who, e
I'm Genuinely AskingQuestion: If you were a writer or artist or other such creative individual and a series you created became popular, would you spend time delving into the "fandom" your series? I'm not really talking about just casually browsing fanart or fanfics for amusement or whatever, I'm talking about really, really getting into the gritty depths of the fanbase and seeing what people thought about your work, such as this pairing or that pairing, what characters were popular, which characters were hated and reviled, which shipping wars took place, what fans thought about plot developments, fandom drama, fan theories, etc. I guess what I'm asking is, would you allow yourself to get drawn into the really nitty-gritty drama and dark roiling underbelly of your fanbase and if so, would you allow looking at all that to influence further developments on your work (such as who ends up with who, how the plot turns, who gets killed off, whatever, it could be anything)? Or would you regard it and be able to gI'm Genuinely Asking2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Love poemYour laugh is contagiousLove poem1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
so preppy and happy
I get so giggly
will you laugh with me?
So pretty is your complexion
with skin so lovely
so soft and peachy
all I know is your oh so pretty
I came to you
came to your rescue
I saved you
next I knew, you shun me
am I just a cast away?
I'll swim to shore
show you I'll be there for you
she broke my heart
is this what I'v become?
a worthless piece of shit?
am I just a no one?
tears streaming down
my cheeks flush red
why do I still care?
she broke my heart
smashed it to smithereens
she never cared
but I still do
Talty's Price ListImportant: All prices are in USD (United States Dollars). Prices don't include shipping. Shipping is $4.50 anywhere in the world for as many things as you order and it includes tracking. I reserve the right to change any price at any moment as I consider it necessary. The prices reflect not only the materials, but also the time and love I spend to perfect each piece, therefore they're not negotiable.Talty's Price List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Simple Earrings $7-10
Includes chocolate chip cookies, and simple rose earrings. Can be stud or hook earrings