The Ultimate DaArt Styles- An Artist Horror Story.Once upon a time, on a little internet island named dA there lived a naked tribe of artists. They dressed in nakedness and painted themselves with bodypaint, revelling in their creativity and their nakedness.
One day, the most clever of the artists, who also had the biggest head, created a magical tool called the 'airbrush' tool. And it was wonderful. With this new tool he painted portraits and artwork on his naked hiney. All the other naked tribesmen and uncensored women rounded round his round posterior to gaze and marvel at the creations.
One of the tribesmen spoke... 'I wish to do the same as our most clever, and big-headed kinsman, where can I illegaly download this airbrush tool so that I too may paint portraits of my favourite anime characters, game characters and ponies?' The most clever of the artists replied, and he shared his secrets, and soon, all of the tribe, with various levels of skill, adorned their peachy posteriors with pedantically painted portraits of people, and a
Critique Personality TypesI thought I'd type up something on the type of people you're likely to meet in critique groups and how to handle them. For those wondering, I am a Pit Bull Trooper.Critique Personality Types4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to add other types; I don't think I got them all.
Also, feel free to donate so I can buy another Premium Membership: http://Droemar.deviantart.com/?givepoints
The Toxic Snark
Most likely to be: Parents, self-described elitists, jerks in general
"When are you going to write for real? Why are you wasting your time writing this junk?"
Attributes: This person is inclined to hate your stuff. Without fail. They don't read what you write, or they read "real" literature. And your work is so far below what they like, you're obviously in desperate need of their opinion and correction, which is largely that you should abandon what you're working on and start writing their idea of a story. They hate mainstream, or hate a genre
Attention NeededDD-Catalogue needs a higher folder limit!Attention Needed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Currently deviantART imposes a limit on the number of folders/subfolders allowed in all group galleries.
Unfortunately, this means DD-Catalogue can't keep up with the number of new folders created in the main dA gallery.
We feel, as a paying supergroup, this limit should be raised.
Add this journal to your favourites to show your support against the current limit!
Timetravel fic listJune 4th, 2013: Five more recs! I can't remember who asked me for a Hobbit fic, but there's a Hobbit fic in there now.Timetravel fic list4 years ago in Personal More Like This
= ASSASSIN'S CREED =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7058992/1/Been_Wanting_to_Meet_You Been Wanting to Meet You by tanyart
Summary: The Apple pulls Malik into the future where he meets Altair, in a sense, and becomes acquainted with Desmond. Also in a sense. No yaoi so far.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8887128/1/In-the-Hands-of-Man In the Hands of Man by poshparrot
Summary: For Desmond, nothing has ever come easy. So why should death? [AU of AC:3 ending, starts at the beginning of AC: Brotherhood. No slash.]
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8694456/1/Worlds-to-Divide Worlds to Divide by GreatGrinReaper
Summary: Months later after the world is saved, Desmond is frequently being forced into memories of his ancestors while outside the Animus. Now that hi
Recommended Crossovers List!August 28th, 2013: A mid-week rec update. Huzzah!Recommended Crossovers List!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8601250/1/A-Dead-World A Dead World by Laluzi
Series: Fallout / Prototype
Summary: He had been captured; Alex Mercer knew that much was obvious. But if that was the case, why had his captors just left him there without security? How had he ended up in a bunker buried in some kind of giant desert? Where was everyone? And when the hell did bottlecaps become currency?
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7279059/1/Infiltration Infiltration by hiholly123
Series: Harry Potter / Artemis Fowl
Summary: After stumbling across a large source of magic in Britain, Foaly sends none other than Artemis Fowl to investigate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, disguised as an exchange student from Ireland. Possibly minor A/Holly. T for (maybe) romance, maybe language.
September Birthdays-part1New AnnouncementsSeptember Birthdays-part13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are our members' birthdays in August !!
Go visit their pages , and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Princess-Adorable by Bickhamsarah
Flow by JonsDevotion
Pink by dismasandgestas
Seahorse Camouflage by FicktionPhotography
spring woods by lwelker
my inspiration by mist6
Beautiful Flowers by xXThe-Ice-ReaperXx
Heavenly Nemu by tsurekeshi
After a storm by uK-chan
Dragons by MkshftChrstian
Could be canon: Fic rec listJune 14th, 2011: Three more.Could be canon: Fic rec list4 years ago in Personal More Like This
= ACE ATTORNEY =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4241478/1/Unacceptable_Changes Unacceptable Changes by Ricchan
Summary: Meeting again after seven years, Larry knew instantly that something was wrong with Phoenix's head. It felt as if he'd become an entirely different man. Nobody believed him, of course. They saw nothing wrong. But, for once, Larry was right.
= ALEX RIDER =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5573111/1/Hiking_Vacation Hiking Vacation by Sakiku
Summary: Alex is conned into a hiking vacation in the Brecon Beacons National Park. And for once, the trouble that finds him has nothing whatsoever to do with his secret occupation as Super Spy – merely a horrendously bad streak of luck.
= ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2010 =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5851233/1/Shades_of_Grey Shades of Grey by fyd818
AU/Divergence fic rec listAugust 28th, 2013: Two list updates in a row, because I haven't updated in a while. Crossovers have also been updated.AU/Divergence fic rec list4 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9230834/1/An-Unexpected-Meeting An Unexpected Meeting by AdiosCiaoCiao
Status: Oneshot + Sequel
Summary: While in Rivendell, Fíli and Kíli have an unexpected meeting with the valley's youngest inhabitant. AU where Aragorn is still a young Estel living in Rivendell.
http://archiveofourown.org/works/676356/chapters/1238479 Bleeding Out by Willowanderer
Status: Complete + Sequel
Summary: The Bleeding Effect was bad enough- but now Desmond is seeing his ancestors- and they're talking to him. But is he crazy or are they actually there?
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7910133/1/Change-of-Atmostphere Change of Atmostphere by D Squirrel
Status: Complete + Sequels
Summary: AU where Marie Kessler never made it to Portland. Nick and Monroe e
BIOMASS 117: DELAYSDeLays, wE WeRe DeLaYeD.BIOMASS 117: DELAYS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It Is MoSt StAnGe. OuR AvAtArS CoUlD noT fOcUs On CaPtAiN. ThEy CoUlD NoT CatCh It.
...It Has WaNdeReD OfF InTo ThE DeAD CiTy.
ThIs TrIaL Is A MoCkeRy WhEn ThE AcCcusEd CaN JuSt WaLK OfF.
ZeE CaPtAiN MuSt HaVe A WeAkNeSs, SoMeWheRe In ThE MeMoRy oF tHeSe ProPerTieS.
It WaS DiFfiCulT To TrAcK dOwN AlL InStaNcEs Of CaPtAin.
SoMeThiNg WaS InTeRfERiNg WiTh ThE ScAn.
SoMeThiNg ThaT DiD NoT BeLoNg iN ThE PaSt.
SoMeThiNg ThAt KePt MeDdLiNg WiTh EvErYtHiNg.
A WeApOn oF PoWer GrEaTeR ThaN tHe FuRnAcE Of ThE StArS.
An EmISsArY oF DeAtH, HiDdEn iN PlaIn SiGht.
BuT WhY? WhY DoEs DeAtH ItSeLf PrOtEcT tHe AcCuSeD?
We ToOk ToO LoNg. We AsSuMeD tHiS WoRlD wAs InAcTivE.
It WaS NoT.
The BiOmASs oF ThoUSaNdS CaNnoT NoT CoMpeTe WiTh A pLaNeTaRy DeFeNcE NeTwOrK iN PoSeSsiOn Of OrBiTaL IoN CaNnOns...
ThE UnIoN MuSt KnOw.
ThEy WiLl NoT Be PleAseD wItH OuR fAiLuRe.
Super 8 Movie ReviewI only recently got a chance to watch this film and I must say that I really enjoyed it. It's quite obvious from the second the logos begin that the movie is a huge tribute to both Stephen Spielberg and 1980's kiddy adventure films. This film has so much in common with movies like E.T., The Never Ending Story, and The Goonies. All of which are perfect pedigrees to draw source material from if you ask me.Super 8 Movie Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
( Spoilers )
The story centers around a group of hyperactive kids in 1979 trying to film a zombie movie. The kids witness a spectacularly over-the-top train crash and accidentally film the escape of a monster with their Super 8mm camera (hence the title). When strange things start happening in town, they have to try and figure out what happened before the U.S. Army intervenes. ( / Spoilers )
I don't know quite specifically what I enjoyed more about this movie... the very authentic look of the 1979 era, the rabble of crazy kids mixed up in a big adventure, the allusions to old fashioned
Family fic rec. :)April 29th, 2012: Family fics. Yay. Now why can't all the kids I have to deal with be that moe? (And how do you get a hyperactive kid to be patient and focus?Family fic rec. :)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOW, IRUKA-SENSEI, HOW?!)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6284474/1/Bright_Sunny_Skies Bright Sunny Skies by Jade Sabre
Series: Artemis Fowl
Summary: Beckett doesn't really like playing hide-and-go-seek with his brothers: Myles is too clever and Artemis prone to distractions. A character piece.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1826782/1/Idiot_Savant Idiot Savant by Nyghtvision
Series: Artemis Fowl
Summary: Written in response to AbigailNicole's "Idiot Savant" challenge. See Artemis cringe from Quality Bonding Time as his father attempts to discover his weaknesses and Get to Know Him Better. Because nobody can be a genius at everything... right?
Artist Intent vs Fan CriticismsThis has been a subject I've been interested in for years, and one which I personally struggle with on a near constant basis: Artist's intent versus fan criticisms. Before we begin I just want to make this clear that this journal is NOT about "ignoring criticisms" or any sort of endorsement of such an action. I'm gonna be accused of it, of course, but I just wanted to get that out of the way right now.Artist Intent vs Fan Criticisms2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I've been observing fan interactions over the years I've noticed a severe increase in a sense of entitlement: IE: that if you love something enough you have a "right" to force the creators to change their content to suit your personal preferences. We saw this play out to the extremes this past summer with the Mass Effect 3 ending debacle, and we see it play out to a much lesser extent here on DA quite a bit.
Artists need feedback and criticisms to grow and improve their work, but at what point does it move beyond offering suggestions to help an artist improve to outright de
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
Expressive Anatomy - A Study for Comic ArtistsLearn Anatomy!Expressive Anatomy - A Study for Comic Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my first ever article (one that's legit and proof-read several times that it's giving me a headache - and btw I suck at writing essays and such when I was in high-school, leave me be! XXD ^^) that talks about the importance of having a fundamental and visual understanding of how the human anatomy works for comics artists like myself. It is now added to my 'Making Comics' section which I hope will provide useful tips and suggestions to comic artists who want to improve on their craft!
Why Understanding of Human Anatomy is Useful for Comic Artists
Whump/Hostage/Rescue fic list!January 18th, 2013: This update has been brought to you by the number nine. That's right -- count 'em -- NINE. I told you I read a bunch of fics during the hols. I'm just (still) too lazy to sort them properly.Whump/Hostage/Rescue fic list!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8032057/1/Bond Bond by Chakat StarDust
Summary: Hao wakes in the clutches of the X-Laws and finds Yoh being tortured by them since the end of the tournament. Strange things start happening as they learn to trust each other and soon find themselves with a choice that could change them forever
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3264939/1/First-Name-Terms First Name Terms by Marchwriter
Summary: Injured in a fog ridden ravine near Lothlórien, Aragorn struggles to win the confidence of a Galadhrim patrol—particularly that of their mocking commander whose little fondness for humans rears when they offer him reluctant succor.
Crack/Humour fic listJune 10th, 2012: Three hours of teaching and one hour of internal training.Crack/Humour fic list4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, here's one more fic for you. It's a Legend of Korra parody. You probably need to watch the show to get it.
http://b-cavis.livejournal.com/67817.html The Ten Commandments of Fanfic Writing
Summary: The early history of fanfiction. Beware.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5317385/1/A_Small_World A Small World by prone2dementia
Series: Alex Rider
Summary: Wolf owes his sister a favor. Fox owes Wolf a favor. Alex owes Fox a favor. And, somehow, Alex ends up spying on Wolf's sister's daughter's boyfriend who happens to be Tom. Confused yet?
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1826782/1/Idiot_Savant Idiot Savant by Nyghtvision
Series: Artemis Fowl
Summary: See Artemis cringe from Quality Bonding Time as his father attempts to discover his weak
Transformation ficsEdited April 20th, 2012: Half convinced myself that I have Tetanus because I accidentally poked myself under the thumb nail with a key ring (stupid things) and didn't clean the wound properly. So now I have a stiff jaw, muscle cramps/twitches and really tense shoulders (which are symptoms of Tetanus), but thinking logically, it's probably from clenching my jaw, bad posture/excessive exercise in turns, and a long history of anxiety.Transformation fics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...Here's to paranoia.
Anyway, have an HP fic.
I swear I'll catch up to the current generation and read Hunger Games. Soon.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6218557/1/Kid Kid by evansentranced
Series: Harry Potter
Summary: A Potion's "accident" turns Harry into an eight year old, and Draco Malfoy intends to kidnap him. But Harry's a passive-aggressive, revenge-obsessed little bastard. Maybe Draco will wait on that whole Dark Lord thing. POVDraco, prett
How to NOT Write- Ripping Apart an Amateur StoryIntroductionHow to NOT Write- Ripping Apart an Amateur Story6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Writing fiction is not as easy as some may think. It really isn't. But while there are plenty of guides on how to write well, there are not that many around that show us how to not write that also provide examples of absolute terrible and horrific writing that should not go beyond the notebook (or personal computer) of the author.
So I took the liberty of digging up my own story I wrote at 13 years old. If you frequently read the fiction of 13-year-olds, you will find that most (not all of course, but most) are still learning how to write, and don't do it all that well. To my disbelief (and admittedly slight horror) I find some individuals in university (and beyond) that still write fiction like this. I am far from a great writer- and in some cases I'm rather horrid- but I have improved. I hope that in showing excerpts from my 30,000 word story examined, torn, bashed, washed in dirty soap water, and all-around picked apart will help others avoid all th
9,000,000 milestone +I mean this with all my heartSeveral years worth of cheese9,000,000 milestone +I mean this with all my heart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Somehow, this silly page has hit 9 million views!
Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think the views make me any better than anyone else. I mean, I'm sure some of those are from people who don't even like me. But I guess my point is that it's crazy to imagine that this page has been opened up that many times, and I can't help wondering where all these hits have come from. And I just feel so grateful that a select few people in those millions have come to be irreplaceable friends to me.
It's been a wild ride with all of you guys through all this time. To me this isn't just a page where I simply showcase my artwork or the cosplay photos my friends and I come up with. This site has opened up so many opportunities for me, and has introduced me to some of the most wonderful people I've met in my life.
It's been a journey, and my interactions with the people here have taught me more than I can express.
Apart from that, one thing I absolutely did not ex
THE AWKWARD CAUCASIAN GUIDE TO TAOBAO.HOW TO USE http://www.taobao.com BECAUSE I HAVE ANSWERED THIS SO MANY TIMES IT'S NOT FUNNY.THE AWKWARD CAUCASIAN GUIDE TO TAOBAO.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q. I don't speak Chinese, how do I find what I'm looking for?
This is probably the most frequent question I see in regards to Taobao. This question has a three part answer, really.
Part One: Browser.
For people that ask me personally, I tend to recommend using Google Chrome as your browser (at least for Taobao) purely because it has an auto-translate feature. It does translate into some horrendous Engrish, but it does clarify some things a little. If you don't have it and are too lazy to Google it, here is the download link: https://www.google.com/chrome/?brand=CHMA&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-aunz-ct&utm_medium=ha.
Part Two: Searching.
If you're looking for something specific, but can't find it, then it's best to conduct your own search. Google translate simple terms such as "red" or "dress"
Another way is to copy and paste the title of a similar item into the search bar.
ROUND 5 BATTLE OF INFINITE DOOMERYROUND 5 OF ZEE COMICMIX IS UPON US, PEOPLES OF CAPTANIA.ROUND 5 BATTLE OF INFINITE DOOMERY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
JU MUST VOTE HARDER THAN EVER BEFORE:
WE NEED OVER 9000 VOTES THIS TIME AS OUR OPPONENT GOBLINS COMIC HAS A HIDEOUS BIO-MASS OF FOLLOWERS.
THIS IS THE TRUE BATTLE OF DOOM.
VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC:
VOTE WHILE YOU'RE UNDERWATER!
VOTE WHILE YOU'RE BEING EATEN BY BACTERIAS!
VOTE WHILE YOU'RE SLEEPING!
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
How To get PublishedOr be Satisfied when You Aren'tHow To get Published1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
A Beginner's Guide
Poetry publication is awash with literary magazines, internet journals, print-on-demand presses, vanity presses, indie presses, and major publication houses. So many options! It's a lot to navigate. But before we delve into the 'How-To's,' it's important to understand the 'Why.'
I'm talking about the the Big Why, the biggest WHY after 'Why write poetry?' Which is, of course, 'Why are you publishing your poetry?'
"BECAUSE!" I hear you shouting.
But that's not the best answer. You'll be happier, or at least more content with the results of the following advice if you understand your motivations behind the urge to publish. What specifically do you hope to achieve?
How to Succeed in Poetry Without Really Trying
If, for example, you want your poems out in the world, in a place people might read them; if you want to be able to say that you're a published poet; if you're not feeling great a
Featuring Soni! <3 *edit**takes a deep breath*Featuring Soni! <3 *edit*3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I EDITED THE LIST OF ACCOUNTS OF THIS LITTLE THIEF, SO ALL WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS SCROLLING DOWN TO READ IT!
Sooo. . . This is how Optimaprime84 has decided to answer to that "affront":
It's my character Soniko Prime, the sister of Optimus Prime, Axel464 stole me my character to persuade you that she belongs to her, I know she looks like Jazz, it's because she loves Jazz, she's crazy about him, so crazy about him that she make her boyfriend.
Seriously? SERIOUSLY?! :iconroflzplz:
Oh hai thar! :icontardwaveplz:
The last day I stumbled in the most amazing OC I've ever seen since I've been here on DA.
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you "Soni"!
This is the newest OC of AXEL464 and NO ONE CAN STEAL
MY 1st CONTEST--''Support Ben's Return to dA''CONTEST OVER!MY 1st CONTEST--''Support Ben's Return to dA''2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION:
new deadline: SEPTEMBER 7
Yup, just one more and for a very good reason. One of the participants who has yet to finish their entry has experienced a rather traumatic death in the family along with a few other real-life problems related to that death, as well as school starting. By itself, the school starting thing really isn't reason enough for a contest extension, but when it comes at the same time as a lot of other stressful things, yeah, that's more than enough a reason.
This will, however, be the final contest extension can't keep dragging it out.
**UPDATE #2----You'll REALLY want to read this one.... it doesnt change the contest, but everyone putting hard effort into this deserves to know a bit of recently-discovered truth
One of the judges has been in contact with Ben Balisteri very recently and h