Methods of rationality reviewI used to think that fan-fictions are mostly silly, but to take a well known book like Harry Potter and to completely re-invent it, all while teaching people about rationality, science and reasoning?Methods of rationality review4 years ago in Personal More Like This
That takes some serious writing skills.
I recommend you read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality here as well:
Beware that it's not even concluded and that the unfinished story will probably leave you hanging at the last chapter.
Nevertheless it's a gread read.
I much prefer Eliezer Yudkowsky's Harry Potter to the original.
It's almost as if Harry Potter is replaced by someone like Ender from Ender's game, no longer someone who constantly suffers and complains, but someone who takes control/advantage of every possible situation.
One hundred and seven thumbs up.
Snippy: poem of doomI've a lot of time on my hands living inside the whale and such. ....So, today I wrote a poem about Captain:Snippy: poem of doom4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh Captain, my Captain! I say it to mock,
You're lucky as hell but to me you're a c***.
Please spare me the missions, I've no head for heights,
Balloons and big lists lead me only to blights.
Evading the probes of an alien race,
Then having to witness your > : ( angry face...
But what choice have I? I'm involved in these fights,
With Cancerous space-monsters full of red sprites,
And Lemonade weirdos and God knows what next,
Just how can you stay so serene and unvexed?
What price should I pay for your simple delights,
Be eaten by whales after soiling my whites?
I know you won't listen, but you'll come unstuck,
And one of these days you'll run right out of luck,
Your empire will fall, and your ego besides,
It's karma for sure, like the turn of the tides,
And then I will lol, sitting in my own muck,
Coz after all this I just won't
Free Resources Contest #1: Fantasy This Month's Theme: FantasyFree Resources Contest #1: Fantasy4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Core Contest Rules Submit Entries Here
Contest Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm)
This contest is the first of our monthly themed contests! Hurrah!! Please read the Core Contest Rules before starting, and remember to stick to our theme of FANTASY.
This is a free resources contest to encourage people to contribute free resources, so please don't submit anything for which you expect to be paid. If you like being helpful and generous, then this is a contest for you!
Everyone can enter up to 5 deviations, which may include all kinds of resources such as fonts, Photoshop brushes, textures, tutorials, 3D models, stock images, video resources, or anything other type of resources found in
How fear motivates my art. When I first saw Jurassic Park in 1993 I was four years old. The animatronics they build had me convinced real and the cinematography was amazing. All from the toilet scene to the dismembered arm to the kitchen scare had me high on adrenaline. This was the first time I had felt scared enough to pee my pants but I loved it! The fact that these dinosaurs were scaring me was the same reason why I was so fascinated by them. The oldest toys I can remember were tiny plastic dinosaurs and my bed sheets had a lovely 'Land before time.' print on it. Every day of my childhood life was dedicated to dinosaurs (and perhaps a bit of Indiana Jones and Power Rangers too).How fear motivates my art.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest thing that scared me as a kid was the dark. I think this one is very common. When the lights went out and I had to sleep, my imagination would set loose and my dinosaur decorated bedroom would be filled with ghosts, witches, vampires and an evil pine-tree (yeah.. long story). I would hid
Happy Birthday, Ziggy Stardust!Happy Birthday, Ziggy Stardust!11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Happy Birthday, Ziggy Stardust!
Ant-Man by uncannyknack
David Bowie is 68
Anything is possible.”
David Bowie was the living embodiment of this prevailing ‘60’s mantra. Never had such a waiflike cultural figure of a rebel so discombobulated and terrified the established social order. In a time of gender role experimentation and redefinition, he was the oddly attractive symbol of the
Tip of the Day: Long termTip of the Day: Focus on what will get us great long term results. It might be harder but life will be easier in the long run.Tip of the Day: Long term3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Schoolism Spring Sale happening now --> http://www.schoolism.com
talent follow upso after a great many debates, here is what i am seeing.talent follow up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
there are 4 types of people responding.
1. the hard working artist agrees, they understand the time they have put into it, and in turn they are seeing the improvement they desire. they study the right things, like life, to understand how things work. they fight being completely self indulgent 100% of the time so they can better learn the skills they need.
2. the casual artist who doesnt really agree because they see somebody better, they are happy with what they can do and know they can be better, but they compare themselves to others too often.
3. the lazy fuck that thinks they must not be talented because they dont put in much time. and since they are so frustrated with seeing how great others are, they must not be talented while the other person is.
4. the people who see some little kid copy a drawing and imagine that they must be some kind of naturally born incredible artist. most of these people arent much beyond a part time
The Pitfalls of Speed PaintingI've been meaning to write about this for a while now, but recently a video popped on up Ctrl+Paint about the same topic and it encouraged me to finally talk about it. It's a practice that's been misconstrued and misunderstood for a while now, so I wanted to help people get a proper understanding on the subject.The Pitfalls of Speed Painting4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speed painting has been something of a fad for 4 or 5 years now, even back when I was first starting digital work. Like many artists out there, I thought, "Sweet, I can do really cool work, really fast!" And like many artists out there, in the back of my head I was probably thinking, "This is easier than learning the normal way!"
Well, here's the main problem in regards to speed painting. Any of those really cool, realistic and well done speed paintings you see are done by professionals who have been painting for years and years. These a
ACTALast week we've stopped Sopa and now it's time for ACTA:ACTA4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Educate yourself, spread the message!
You can sign this petition as well: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/end-acta-and-protect-our-right-privacy-internet/MwfSVNBK
However, the most important thing to do is to vote all politicians who support these ridiculous laws out of office,
or while elections aren't happening send them lots of letters and make phone calls.
We proved that this works by defeating SOPA. ACTA is next.
Toasty feature of the day goes to :iconprosaix: for delicious emotes.
CONTEST: Mythical Forest WorldPLEASE GO TO THE ORIGINAL CONTEST ENTRY HERE: http://forest-world.deviantart.com/journal/CONTEST-Mythical-Forest-World-312615273CONTEST: Mythical Forest World3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* (because it could have some modifications)
* Tell me if you want offer a prize for winners and/or participants of this contest (it can be Llamas, , drawings, manip's, ... All that you want ). I'll put your avatar on this journal entry if you offer at least one of these *
So, I have decided to start a contest ... And as forest is often the place for magic, fairyland, tales (etc), I called this first contest "Mythical Forest World".
~ Deadline: September 5th, 2012 ~
You can create a photograph, a traditional or a digital art. But the deviation must be submitted after the 4th of July, and especially for this contest.
Until 3 entries per member
Bulbulous Maximus,Bulbosity Bulb Awe ...and moreI meant to go on with where I left last time but instead got caught up in the short History of the mandelbulb here on dA..Bulbulous Maximus,Bulbosity Bulb Awe ...and more3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mandelbulb3D and to a lesser extent Mandelbulber have been all the rage over the past year or so giving us a whole new way to experience some of our favourite fractal forms
and showing us new realms of fractal pleasure as infinite vistas from alien worlds open up before us.
Mandelbulb3D was brought to us by the tireless work of Jesse and friends over at Fractal Forums http://www.fractalforums.com/ Taurus66, cKleinhuis :iconbib993: along with
the numerous (no pun intended) formulas made by the likes of luca :icondark-beam: and :iconFractKali: . These guys really deserve a whole lot of praise for bringing the world such a brilliant set of tools for free .. yes for free http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=43
Mandelbulber by :iconKrzysztofMarczak: http://www.mandelbulber.com/ is a comparable program
I am no mathematician infact I
Tip of the DayDoes failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillful you will become.Tip of the Day4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The Perfect Bait"
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Ballistic Publishing: EXOTIQUE 8 Call For EntriesNews ArticleBallistic Publishing: EXOTIQUE 8 Call For Entries2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ballistic Publishing invites you to submit your work to
Exotique 8: The World's Best CG Characters
The 8th book in the series will showcase the best digital character creations produced for film, television, games and personal endeavor.
EXOTIQUE 8 will showcase the world's most stunning CG characters. We are looking for all types of character work from humans to fantastic creatures.
If your work is selected for publication in EXOTIQUE 8 you will receive a complimentary copy of the book and will also get international exposure by having your work included in the premier collection of digital character art.
There is no cost or limit to the number of entries you can enter for EXOTIQUE 8.
Weekly Feature!Weekly Feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the locations for video games. by masterBoMaiden's Tower,ISTANBUL by MustafaSEZERNew Era by Aeon-Lux
Forsaken Love by KiriyaIntegration (includes video) by Dystoper
Closer to the Source by Oer-Wout
Steampunk Romance by DeltamikeTHE PATH AHEAD... by chryssalisThe Darkness Within by Shades-Of-Lethe
Hacking the Wolfgang Corp by nkabutoAbsence by Metal-Bender
Hogwarts mail by tamaraR The sound of silence by katiousa15 Black Mage by RAAKILE
Night Plains by danielwachter John Deere Panorama by Kartoffel83 Living on the Ocean by danielwachter
Rock Demon by LukeFielding
CAPTAIN: CONUNDRUMMINIONS: A GREAT CONUNDRUM.CAPTAIN: CONUNDRUM4 years ago in Personal More Like This
IF SOPA WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Andrew Hussie's Declaration Of Canon Fan-TrollsLadies and Gentlemen, feast your eyes on this.Andrew Hussie's Declaration Of Canon Fan-Trolls4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a screen shot of a question from a fellow MSPA Reader, answered by none other than Lord Hussie.
As you can see, our friend asked a question about the appearance of new characters, asking if there were going to be any new trolls.
And that's when the idea struck Hussie.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Lord Hussie approves of your Fan-Trolls.
( By the way, don't take this seriously. )
ProjectPorkchop Vol337:iconzarakand:ProjectPorkchop Vol3372 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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New Collab...I proudly present a most beautiful poem, put together with one of my works...New Collab...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
words by :iconscarlettletters: Read and enjoy!! I don't have to say, that I truly loved the words..Thank you so much Brendan!!
Some mixed favourite ART that I love
Sweet Dreams by SteelgoddessSeed Moon by SteelgoddessMayan Pendant by TahyonI Give You My Heart by fizzyjinksRevised City Cats by karincharlotteAutumn by J-u-d-a-sLeaving by babsartcreationsPortrait 65 by garmendMonster by nina-YWinter Witch by janellemckainDawn of Light by emilielegerWhile you were sleeping by ArtbyValerieChristmas Angel by babsartcreations
a fake legend by gyurkaWaking Up2 by AllaD8Frozen by MonaParvinNO DREAM IS UNREACHABLE.. by chryssalisRandom Love Part 1 by TinyPilotAnna.reproduction by mashamaklaut-+-To those who fear-+- by TalviEnkeliSteampunk Gypsy Traveller by Ellyevans679Infierno by maiarcita:bigthum
Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...This week we love to feature LucaRossiMartini :iconLucaRossiMartini: as member of the week. he's a very talented and creative Traditional Artist!Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photomanipulation :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photography :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Get the maximum flavour by cactusmumkate Impalement by creativemikey Anna by LidiaVives And God Created Woman by DACtrigger .:: Falling ::. by Whimsical-Dreams
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Digital Painting - Vector :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
tortured tenderness by ptitvinc Solaris by khaamar Trojan Horse by neofotistou Lyrian - Vega Witch by Glluengo Marius + Amadeo by OmriKoresh Untitled by MarkusVogt
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Traditional :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Crazy Cyclist V by FrodoK human heart by m1lkyway Nature's in the army now by JensBK Clara by francoclun untitled by AyameMarquis Subconscious tendrilation by JoeMacGown
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Social Issues, Cause -Art With Attitude :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Art Feature 09.5|12Some of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 09.5|123 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
CoffeePainting: Space scene by MacRebiszAk by SurehuinelOminous Motel by FictionChick:thumb326011509:The Northern Gate by soulburn3dMycoids by dloliverDock 3 by erenarikDestroyer Worm by noistromo210 by anapt:thumb325117259:winter by vuzelFulcrum by koponyaEndless by Mr-Sharingan:thumb327295842:Shantaks by Darkcloud013At the Center of It All by dainbramage1In Memory of Beksinski by KasiaKonieczkaVirtue by sancient
Previous personal art:
Under the skin by MarkusVogtInjections by MarkusVogtThe Princess by MarkusVogtThe Guardian by MarkusVogtINUI by MarkusVogt
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Tribute Book submission... 10 days left!ALL ART STYLES ARE WELCOME!!!!!Tribute Book submission... 10 days left!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, let me explain what this "Tribute book" is. Well, artists from professionals (like animators and character designers from DC's animation team and other popular projects), to amateurs who just like our stories have all come together FROM AROUND THE WORLD using various mediums to make the most AMAZING FAN ART!!
This is the first volume link, take a look!
When you EMAIL your submission(s) we need:
- FULL NAME
- up to (2) URLs of your choice to help advertise who you are.
YOU CAN POST YOUR SUBMISSION(S) ON DA IF YOU WANT (just put www.j1studios.com in the description, PLEASE)
So all of those who want their J1 Studios based art in this book, email us the high resolution file (jpeg, gif, png or tiff) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title the subject "J1 Studios Tribute Book".
The art has to pertain to THESE free comics:
-Super Bounty J1-
Space and Sci-Fi Features #71Space and Sci-Fi Features #714 years ago in Personal More Like This
Blue Galaxy by TRAEMOREDuty Calls by MeganeRid
LAVA _QHD by in3xplicitTriton by JustV23Architectural worlds by ANTIFAN-REAL
:thumb296621035:Space Field by M0M00View of The Universe V by matlev
halo wars shieldworld by JJassoInvasion fleet by sketchboookSlave To Technology. by MasPix
TWOTW: MFM and their Black Smoke Cannons by allen3601C4D Spam Crysis Signature by ChuckTheSigmakerLet the Devil Come by lonefirewarrior
robot 567 by ramsesmelendezePatrol by Nathan-Pierce:thumb269335003:
Time Collapse by StamgaSci-Fi Scenery Test by RagaruSci-fi studies by johnsonting
Canons at the City Border by epson361The City of Galatea by FerdinandLaderaHidden World by zHowie
ACTMM Matte 4 by rich35211Destiny by uAe-DesignerNimbus orbit jump by agnidevi
Ignition by XyliusSci City by Vendetta-ArtsLa Lune Mauve - Planete -n- by kReEsTaL
:thumb25348034:++ Polaris City ++ by SinisterEternitySouzouryoku by StefanHuerlemann
:thumb296146938:An Underworld by Hideyoshimountains by JimHatama
Sci-fi girl by 3yenMidway station - Pegasus side by SGA-MaddinBoba... by chrisscalfthe cave to the robot by ptitvincThe Ships Captain by keelerleah
OPEN for COMMISSIONSI AM OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS!OPEN for COMMISSIONS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are interested in commissioning me, please click here. On my website, you can view my terms of service, payment options, and the types of commissions I have available.
Feel free to leave comments here to make inquiries, ask for details on commission types, terms, etc.!