Con Going ChecklistConvention Check ListCon Going Checklist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taking Care of Yourself
You know it's out there: the dreaded smell of unwashed bodies. At Sakura-Con, it's called H.O.B.O.: Horrible Otaku Body Odor. We here at Sakura-Con have declared the convention a "No H.O.B.O. Zone." To enforce that, we have provided a checklist that will help you keep that smell to an absolute minimum, and your con experience will be much more pleasant. Please remember to bring these things with you!
The Top Twenty Items Forgotten by Convention Attendees (a Checklist)
1. Personal towel. (We know the hotel provides them, but if you're sharing a room with several people, this guarantees you your very own towel. Also, if you plan on using a lot of makeup for a costume or dying your hair and use hotel towels, you will be charged a hefty fee for damaging hotel property. Please bring your own towels if you plan to do this.)
2. Shampoo and conditioner. (Again, the hotel provides these, but the bottles are quite small. Bringing your own ensures you
5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
No More Excuses Submit Your Writing To These Journals
Many of us — especially writers — find ourselves buried beneath a growing pile of books we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t been able to find the time. More depressing is the even longer list of book titles we know we need to read. The pile gets higher, the list gets longer every day. There’s always another seminal classic we haven’t gotten around to. It
The Way Of The HeartLove...The Way Of The Heart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
each of us asks oneself...
but the answer somebody's going to...
And the day turns to night
as the Moon replaces the Sun
and the Heart will replace thoughts
only his music ...
in thy bosom ...
can calm the raging sea of thoughts...
looking from afar
reveling in the way of your...
every movement ...
as if in a dream
eyes find each other
and sign'll put a smile on your lips
giving a warm touch
forcing the whole World stops...
but I go the other way
however it is quite another thought
in the endless flow of feelings...
Marriage Proposal on a SpaceshipMarriage Proposal on a Spaceship9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Marriage Proposal on a Spaceship
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
[Vivere] The Wedding Panel by LauraBevon
What if you could propose to your lover while exploring the universe in a spaceship?
One Reddit reader proposed to his girlfriend using a ring–shaped ship inside the indie starship video game, FTL: Faster Than Light. W
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Art Block of DoomDo you know that sinking feeling...?Art Block of Doom4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the ART BLOCK OF DOOM!
...and it's come to stay!
There has to be a way out...
But how do you get there?
Personally, I've tried the following - sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't (lately it seems it doesn't, but maybe I just haven't figured the right combination out yet). If you have other tips and tricks to deal with art block, leave a comment and share, pretty please :flirt:
1. Leave it be for a while and do something else
Go outside, spend time with your family and friends, dance the nigh
Never ForgetMen and women, young and oldNever Forget3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sent to fight
in a world unknown
The guns fired
Explosion lit up the sky
Many of them knew from that point
They would not survive
They will always remember
And we will never forget
- Shawn Martel
To all Douchy McNickpicks......yes, yes, I realize that Jake's dad is not a dragon, didn't know about dragons until the last episode. I realize that.To all Douchy McNickpicks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also realize that there are no dragons in Mass Effect, a cybernetic dinosaur is not the President of Earth in Halo, and Deathwing exploded into sparkles at the end of the Cataclysm.
It's called speculative alternative universe fanfiction. It's all for fun.
I suggest a few of you Douchy McNickpicks just give some of these stories a read so you can know why Jake's dad is a dragon, there's dragons in Mass Effect, a cybernetic dinosaur is president in Halo, and Deathwing is alive, well, and actually a good guy.
It's all for fun. Sit back and read them.
Klaus must be destroyed!!!Guys I can't take it!!!! The good news is that I am cured from my strep throat. The bad news is that I was watching the Vampire Diaries and Klaus had just killed his father Michael with the only weapon that can kill that god damn hybrid! Now that weapon is destroyed, there is no freaking way that Klaus can be killed! How the hell can you kill a Hybrid?! The producers of the show had crossed the line. I will send my best warriors and celebrities to destroy Klaus once and for all! Stephen, the WOW Freakout Kid with a remote of power; Master Chief with the weapons of destruction; Iron Man with the suit of honor; Chester, lead singer of Linkin Park with the scream of a billion fire; Optimus Prime with the blades of freedom; Samuel Jackson with the pistol of execution; Rick Grimes, from the Walking Dead with the guns of welfare; Commander Shepard with the biotic powers of paragon; Epic Meal Crew with the drinks of blaze; Captain Jean-Luc Picard with the ship of speed; Mythbusters with the bKlaus must be destroyed!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sick and tired of 9gag theft[Update: After 13 Days, they finally removed the image. ]Sick and tired of 9gag theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
a new Mini Comic sadly means, more theft over on 9gag. Like clockwork, someone stole the most recent one and reposted it here within minutes.
I have had every single Mini Comic stolen so far without fail, and I feel that now I am forced to use more prominent and ugly watermarks in the future.
In general I don't mind when people share my art, as long as 1. no money is earned through the post (9gag makes about $13k a day through ad revenue with traffic generated by stolen material) 2. watermarks are not removed and people can find the source 3. people ask beforehand.
I have a Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, so on those sites I post most of my art anyway which people can simply retweet, reblog and share.
So far, 9ga
ProjectPorkchop Vol258ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2582 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Its Tea TimeIts Tea Time8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Its Tea Time
APH cosplay–Tea time by snowhaven
It’s time for a tea break
Everyone has their little routines for arranging and breaking up their days.
The most interesting ones are those that give you a break from fixating on imminent deadlines, when problems are coming at you ten times every hour and you need to recalibrate a little just to breathe. There must be a moment to reorganize and process information. Counter–intuitively, “takin
'I want to be a better artist.'This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist.'I want to be a better artist.'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Skyrim Argonian OC and Update Info...Character Info:Skyrim Argonian OC and Update Info...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First-Name Middle-name Last-Name
Full name: Drakneel "Fire-Lotus" Ignotius-The Fierce Flame.
Nickname(s): Drak(His short-name) Dovahkiin(By the Dragons), Dragonborn(By the residents of Skyrim before the second Dragon Attack), The Flamevell Dracon(Being titled by those who respect and fear him), (These nicknames being named by Joh'Rakha)Hot Breath, Lizard Face, Scaly Moron,(And this name being labelled int he Dragon Tongue) Faal Yol Dovah Kriid(I'll let you guys solve this out.)
Red-Vs Blue: Bow Chicka Bow Wow Song Lyrics!Everybody here knows about TuckerRed-Vs Blue: Bow Chicka Bow Wow Song Lyrics!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They say I'm a bad motha-(Shut your mouth!)
I can spit all day, think about chicks
Think about Tootsie Roll Pops (How many licks)
Every time that a girl walks by
I cant help it she just catches my eye
First I see her face, then I see her waist
then I see myself back at her place (What!)
I'm so alone out in this canyon
Not one single girl in this canyon
or anything rhyming with canyon
So come and see me if you need a new man-yon
everybody thinks I'm so handsome
If you in trouble girl I can pay the ransom
If you a song chick this is your anthem
When I see the ladies I say
(BOW CHICKA BOW WOW!)
When the ladies see me they say
(BOW CHICKA BOW WOW!)
Cause they know I treat them right
(BOW CHICKA BOW WOW!)
When I think about you I say!
(BOW CHICKA WOW WOW WOW!)
CAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE OUTTA SIGHT!
On blue team we do things a little bit screwy
Your girlfriend is my girlfriend, just like in the movies
Not one you rent on Friday
but one you rent by the highway
That one lie we all believe..."If I had more talent, more popularity or more followers, I would be happier"That one lie we all believe...2 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If I got a dollar for every time I've heard somebody say that, I would probably be a millionaire right now. And in all honesty, hearing things like that irk me, knowing how untrue they are.
From early on in life we we get to hear this lie. Be a good kid, get good grades in school, enroll into a prestigious university and get a proper job at some big company.... that'll pave your way to happiness. Life (in the western world, at least) has never been more equal in the opportunity's we get, yet the rates of people suffering from depression and anxiety has never been so high. Why? Because happiness isn't in the things we posses. It's in our mind.
Let's say you wake up one day in your own success story. You're madly talented and have a million followers.
Do you think that would magically wipe away those self conscious thoughts you've had for years? Do you think it would silence that voice in your head that
If I died....If you don't care: stop reading.If I died....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
PewDiePie Mousepads. (CLOSED) - Winner will be annHows it going bros!PewDiePie Mousepads. (CLOSED) - Winner will be ann3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically Ive been contacted about distributing some mousepads specially PewDiePie theme designed.
I thought it would be awesome to have some artwork by you bros on this!
I just need a really big file of it. Like huge, (otherwise the print wont look good). So if you have any artwork, fanart (or feel like making one) that you think would look good and still have the .psd file (or whatever original file you saved it as ) for it I would be more than happy to check it out. - Just leave it as a comment down below, I need it before the 2nd of August though.
It might also end up on my t-shirt shop instead if I really like it
I also wanna say that I appreciate every single fanart that I get and it always gives me the biggest grin to browse them through on Deviantart
I just figured if you reach out to me it makes it a lot easier and I will pay if I end up using it of course.
Thanks for all your amazing fanart and please never stop making them
It's time to duel!It's time to duel!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Question: For those of you who play the card game, what are your dislikes and likes about the game? Maybe some decks or specific cards that you really hate/like, your opponents, etc.
What I like:
My most favorite thing about the card game is the artwork of the cards. The artists create the most grotesque to cute monsters in the game. For example, the character design of the Dark Magician is too cool, Dark Magician Girl's artwork is cute, and monsters like the Dark World creatures are really grotesque...scary. I also like the deck building part. Decks sort of represent what kind of person you are. Like if you build the deck that involves a lot of offense, you might be the type of person who likes being agressive. Or! If you decide to build a deck that involves stalling, you may be a person who are laid back and lazy. As for dueling, i always imagine how the creatures i play coming to life, like in the anime or manga. Whenever I summon the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, I alw
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate4 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.
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
I did it...zero patienceEver since...I don't know, over a year ago? Anyway...ever since a long time, I haven't been active much here. And that made my inbox grow full with deviations to check. But I kept always postponing...there was a time when it surpassed 11,000 notifications...but a few days ago, I've had enough.I did it...zero patience4 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the first time in...years... I finally cleaned my inbox...got rid of all deviations. Everything. EVERYTHING. So...from 11,000+ deviations down to just 88...comments.
And you know what? :iconregretnothingplz: :iconfuckyeaplz:
Anyway, that's it. Got more things to upload...pics and stories...but I still keep postponing...
New Masters AcademyHeya folks!New Masters Academy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like some awesome and affordable online art education, I highly recommend the recently started New Master Academy. I've been trying it out for a few months now, and while the quality varies a bit from lesson to lesson, overall it is an amazing value. I've spent hundreds on art DVD's in past. Generally, you can expect a 2 hour demonstration video from a professional artist to cost $30-$100. Compare that to the $19 monthly subscription for an ever growing list of video demonstrations and lectures. You really can't beat that.
The videos from Steve Huston alone make this a good value IMO.
Hopefully these guys are successful, so that we see more content like this in the future.