SOPA RebelsIf you do not know what sopa is , please refer to the Offical debate about it here--> http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712SOPA Rebels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really glad the DA has finally find time to open up a debate about it, considering we're the biggest art community online it's a very efficient way to get the word across! I was told that Sopa was brought up in october 2011 and obviously gradually went into a downward spiral from there...I actually recalled something that was kind of strange, back in 2009 or 2010, I remember watching a youtube video talking about 2012 disaster. The people in it stated that they found prove that lead them to believe that 2012 would not be a natural disaster apocalypse but would be an online crises that would end the "-internet-world" as we know it. The video stated that apparently major internet providers are planning to "sell" internet like cable
Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
The Game Behind a Good StoryPrevious articles revealed tricks to snag reader interest- but what keeps that spark alive?The Game Behind a Good Story4 months ago in Personal More Like This
When a promising concept with sparkling characters goes soggy midway through the story, when readers leave in disgust, what exactly is happening? How can wildly fantastical movies with spaceships, dragons, and magic be considered perfectly plausible, only to be condemned as 'unrealistic' over the most mundane of details?
For the answer we're putting down Finnigan's Wake and picking up Super Metroid. Because there's something necessarily inherent to games that reveals the secret of a satisfying story.
There are plenty of things that might ruin a game- but violate this one sacred principle, and you can make the experience universally detested by players.
Games require rules.
Now, a quick aside: In various circles that's a hotly contested assertion. Some are quick to declare that 'game' means anything anyone wants, and definitions somehow suppress creative expr
Bandcamp is up.http://hoonose-skavenger.bandcamp.com/Bandcamp is up.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So do help out and buy a song or two. More will come.
IMPORTANT- Share the Sherlock Love Please note- This has finished for 2012, although I'm hoping we can do it all again in 2013- making it bigger, more successful, and better organised than before!!IMPORTANT- Share the Sherlock Love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Needed to get your attention Well, this is pretty urgent:
As you may know, Sherlock Holmes week is coming from 30th July to 5th August.
We need to show how much we LOVE SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Share the Sherlock love
- People can ask another Deviant to Draw a Sherlock Holmes related picture for free.
- They can also comment on this journal to ask another random willing Deviant to do the drawing. You can do fan fiction as well!!!
- Your talents don't matter!! Even if you are not the best at drawing, we want you to take part!!
- Any requests allowed, as long as they are to do with Sherlock holmes, and do not need a warning.
- There is a stamp for people who are willing to take requests!
- Send the information to as many people as possible, try to get EVERYONE involved.
- Finished pictures should be uploa
How did I made that helmet!check the process here: http://hi.baidu.com/protoss0083/blog/item/3bfccbfd6683ae65d6887db7.htmlHow did I made that helmet!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
tons of photos... hope you guys like it （· v · ）
New book is out!Hello everyone,New book is out!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My new book is out and you can get your copy at your local Barnes & Nobles store or Amazon.com.
The book contains 20 of my models that many people have been asking diagrams for.
The title of the book is "Extreme Origami" by Won Park
As always, thank you guys for all your support.
As you like it..."All the world's a stage,As you like it...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school.
And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
Fashion Issue IV by Staged
Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and beaded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.
Warrior by demi2004
Collab That Will Probably Happenso this is a thing that i think might happen? i hope so...Collab That Will Probably Happen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
what i'd like to do is "host" a big ol' collab picture that includes a lot of artists. this will give artists exposure to others and vice versa, from their point of view. also, it is fun!!
what i am planning to do is make a template sheet and paste pictures you guys send to me onto it, hence me acting as a "host". to give you some ideas, i'll start to explain what i would like to do. this will be a large picture that looks like a "select your fighter" screen, like this:
that is the basic idea, but i would like to add a few things. first off, there will be enough space for you to show more than your character's head. let's say...
----> MAKE YOUR PICTURE 250 PIXELS WIDE (horizontal) AND 300 PIXELS HIGH (vertical).
under that, i will add your character's name
under their name, i will add a catchy sorta nickname for them, specific to th
Wander Over Yonder is just over yonderIt has been a loooooooong time since I have posted anything here simply because I have been very busy working on my new show Wander Over Yonder for Disney Channel. Please enjoy this promo poster we made for this years Comic Con and be sure to check out the sneak peek of Wander on Aug 16 right after Phineas & Ferb, Mission Marvel.Wander Over Yonder is just over yonder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, I also just joined twitter.
Similitude Street - VISimilitude Street - VI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
SIMILITUDE ~ NOUN
Similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things.
( e p i s o d e - 0 6 )
...by - DinoKose
124by - Y-KaFkAs
Valencia dfgby - DualMechanized
To the pointby - daliscar
A Saint came to town by vforvittoria
Saintby - burningmonk
y e y e by - xbastex
November Giveaway [Winner Selected]Congratulations JayLPhotography!November Giveaway [Winner Selected]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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How can I participate in this giveaway?
Simple, just favorite this journal (we had issues with people spamming comments).
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A random number generator will be used (random.org to be specific). The RNG will be first used to select a page from the list of those who favorited this journal. Then from that list the RNG will be used to select the winner!
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Case #2The answer to question #1 is because Lal didn't say WHERE to go. :iconjadeum: had the first correct answer, so team moriarty has 10 points!Case #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
#2 (worth 15 pts)
'Thank heavens you’re here!” exclaimed 17 year old Rob, the clerk at the little corner convenience store. Detective Brown had come in to avoid the rain and get a coffee.
The little store was warm and cozy despite the driving rain outside, and I was pleased to note that Robbie was obviously doing a good job of keeping the place neat and tidy. The floor was spotless, and all the shelves were neatly arranged.
“What’s wrong, Rob?” Brown asked.
“You just missed them!” the young boy told him. “Two men just burst into here, held a gun on me and demanded all the money in the register. Mr. Loan says if that happens, we should just give it over, so I did, but as soon as they were gone, I ran outside to see if I could get their license number, or at least see the car they were driving.&
SH WEEK - more quizzes!If you haven't seen our first batch, look here for those, and more relating to Sherlock Holmes Week: http://sherlockholics.deviantart.com/journal/HAPPY-SHERLOCK-HOLMES-WEEK-317830135SH WEEK - more quizzes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How big of a Sherlock Holmes fanatic are you?(mixed): http://www.quotev.com/quiz/1044033/How-big-of-a-Sherlock-Holmes-fanatic-are-you/
How much do you know about BBC Sherlock: http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Television/BBCs-Sherlock-332928.html
Deduction Quiz (canon-ish): http://www.quizmoz.com/quizzes/Detective-Quizzes/s/Sherlock-Holmes-Quiz.asp
Game of Shadows Quiz: http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Movies/Sherlock-Holmes-A-Game-of-Shadows-345596.html
Which Sherlock Character are you? : http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/gjQ-Jn8/Which-Sherlock-character-are-you
There will probably be more later-comment if you know ay good ones, or want to share anything about the above!
PLZCatalog contest closedContest is closed. Stay tuned for results they will be posted soon!PLZCatalog contest closed3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
More prizes was added! You still have a chance to enter this contest with your PLZ accounts so hurry up to submit your entries.
Create a PLZ contest is a contest for members of PlzCatalog. (join requests are automatic so join if you still didn't). Submit any PLZ account you made after this journal (after 2012-09-01) and win some prizes to yourself while providing the public with some new PLZ accounts! If your not a person who join PLZ fun it might be a great time to start or you can just donate some prizes to be given away as prize.
Submissions Deadline 2012-10-01
Credit is required if you use another person work
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
TIMBER: My Senior ThesisWatch it here!TIMBER: My Senior Thesis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
or on the Timber Tumblr-Blog http://timberfilm.tumblr.com/post/85499233712/timber-sva-thesis-film-by-vivienne-medrano
I would post on here, but it's proving tricky, I dunno.
The Best Sherlock Holmes Books and Short StoriesBut first-our affiliate :iconSherlock-Fans: needs help! They're low on members and submissions. The founder was talking about shutting down the group and that would be sad so please if you get the chance, stop over there and join and submit some stuff. They need active members!The Best Sherlock Holmes Books and Short Stories3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So for these rec's, I'm not gonna put in links because that might give away too much plot.
Dust and Shadow, by Lyndsay Faye
This book pits Holmes against Jack the Ripper. It's very well-written and in character. Exciting and fun. It's interesting to see Holmes collide with one of the most-well known events of his time.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice' (Mary Russel #1) by Laurie R King
Features a retired Sherlock Holmes meeting a teenaged girl and the two team up. It is a very good story and series, but I do have qualms with alot of it. Still, very worth the read!
The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies
Shows Holmes and Watson's meeting under a different light, especially
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
Black Flag models :)HiBlack Flag models :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been playing this AC4 for a while and I'm loving it
Ubisoft did an amazing work and game looks awesome.
I'm waiting for this new program called Archive_X to be updated to support AC4.
In meantime I'm trying to extract it with Ninja ripper but it won't be as good as ones from Archive_X.
So please be patient As soon as I get him I'll convert him for XNALara
I'm pretty busy with faculty and exams so I don't release new models often :\
BTW I'm rigging Charles Lee atm and he's half finished so expect him as well.
For AC4 I'm planing to convert Edward first than Anne Bonny
Thanks for support
Hello! (Sort of contest)I'm hoping everyone's enjoyed Sherlock Holmes week... I thought it went well.:iconsherlockholmesplz:Hello! (Sort of contest)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the chain story is still floating around, so if you still want to participate, let me know and I'll put you're name up...we have to finish it sometimes!
Our Facebook page is up and working, I'm going to start posting art at 20 likes, so...go like the page : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherlockholics/132651726876384
So, as many of you may know, or have noticed, 22 August is our one-year anniversary of being a group. I've been posting about this for a bit, but....
This 'contest' is to design the new banner for our group. Winner or winners obviously get their banner as the group icon for as long as the next year!
And also, the winner will get their design as the Timeline cover photo on Facebook.
So, if anyone's interested, I'll open a folder for this, and we can get this going!
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third PartydA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty FreedA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.
This is false and inaccurate!
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause which
Lets get Political for a momentHi Watchers, and more specifically, interested watchers. I'd like to take a moment to start (hopefully) a civil discussion about America's politics, our president and the upcoming election.Lets get Political for a moment3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deviantart is a big place with an eclectic bunch of people. I'm curious as to what some of my foreign friends have to say about the subject.
My stance As a 24 year old American, this will be my second election that I'll be taking part in. In 2008 I voted for Barrack Obama, based on what the republican party has presented for this election, I'll be doing it again this election. When I look at the candidates its a no brainer for me. A lot of people really don't like Obama, for what ever their reasons are. I think people don't have an objective perspective on things when it comes to the president. He's one man, a lot of what happens in the country doesn't happen as a result of him specifically. Often times its congress's actions that dictate the change and outcome of things here at home. As I ex