A Skewed Perception of Modern Beautyokay, so I feel like I need to do a body image/ media rant right now, especially since I just got back home from shopping and it's depressed me a lot.A Skewed Perception of Modern Beauty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just so fucking sick of the media forcing girls to compare themselves to each other. Honestly, I am. This is coming from a girl who has struggled with weight and severe self esteem issues since 4th grade. Ever since I hit puberty, I've had radios and TV's and magazines telling me that I'm not pretty enough. After eight years of this, it really wears you down. It's gotten to a point where I can't even go shopping without just sitting in the changing room and crying my eyes out because I have to settle for everything.
I'm 5'5", I have natural curves, and I weigh around 150 lbs. The doctor says I'm at a healthy weight: not really overweight and not underweight. But how can I feel healthy when every image I see on billboards and adverts and movies and tabloids tells me that I'm fat and that I need to be "fixed", when, in real
If Benjamin and Sara ever got sexual...I think it would go like this.If Benjamin and Sara ever got sexual...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Stop looking so sheepish, Benjamin- for christ's sake, you're making me feel awkward!"
"I'm making you feel awkward? Oh I'm so sorry for embarrassing you with my insecurities."
"We promised each other it wouldn't be complicated."
"Yes we did, and I want to, but... oh god..."
"I suppose we should try and make this romantic..."
"What are you doing?"
"Taking of your shirt, tosspot."
"That's your idea of romantic?"
"Shit, this button's stuck."
"Well don't break it!"
"Then you take it off!"
"See, how hard was that? There, you look handsome without it- stop fidgeting!"
"Christ, okay, okay! Jesus, stop being so bossy, you're ruining the mood-"
"What mood, Benjamin? You're bumbling like an idiot and I'm frustrated!"
"And this is helping how?"
"Exactly! God, this isn't working. We'll make sure to be drunken next time we even attempt this."
Free Plush ContestI will be hosting an OC contest after the first of the year. I will make the winner's OC into a plush. No Alicorns!!!!!!Free Plush Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will have a list of rules after Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!
Avatar RenshuI don't know what say about this. So I will let you guys say it for me. What I can say is that this fandom has so much talent, don’t you agree? http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embeddedAvatar Renshu3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Important Announcement, Please Read This!SPREAD THIS FAR AND WIDE, TELL EVERYONE!Important Announcement, Please Read This!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WE, AS A FANDOM, WOULD NEVER ABANDON LEGEND OF KORRA!!!
Tell people to make sure to watch legend of Korra this Saturday. Because if it doesn't have big views this week, we'll be lowering the chance of getting a third season. As some of you may not know, the main reason we didn't get a new episode of legend of Korra last week is because Nick wanted to test how strong the fandom is. So after a two week break the views should go down. If this happens, Nick will take it as Korra not having a loyal enough audience, and they may not want to go for a third season. So we need to make sure this up coming episode gets a lot of views!
So please re-blog this to your journals to tell the whole Korra fandom on what needs to happen.
WE WANT A THIRD SEASON, THEREFORE WE WILL DO ANYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET IT.
KORRA FANDOM, ASSEMBLE!
no need to re-blog this part!
season 1 episode titles
Nick and More’ has the remaining
i believe aang's spirit might be trying totell you something OMG AANG http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/24196095272/tiasiandaly-i-believe-aangs-spirit-might-bei believe aang's spirit might be trying to3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Extended Korra Clip! Out of the PastTenzin rushes to City Hall to find out what has happened to Korra, but will the truth be revealed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=w6kclipS-5U clip from this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=cvjYPXEmjikExtended Korra Clip! Out of the Past3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Avatar - The Promise, Part 2As if it wasn't enough that the TV series was awesome - the books are also fantastic. This one picks up where the previous one (The Promise: Part 1) left off: Toph is with Aang, Katara, and Sokka in the Earth kingdom to resolve the issue of Yu-Dao and the Harmony Restoration Movement, while Zuko is seeking help from his father, Ozai about the pressures of being the Fire Lord. There is a subplot with Toph trying to teach Metalbending to her students, and Sokka helping her with it - Sokka's wit is something being greatly missed in Korra, but the book has it spot on.Avatar - The Promise, Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is an Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Promise: Part 3 that will release in September/October that will conclude this story arc (possibly leading to Republic City!) - I'm eagerly waiting for it. You can order it online Now! http://www.amazon.com/Avatar-Last-Airbender-2-Promise/dp/1595828753/refd_sim_b_4
Artist MasterlistLast Updated: February 18, 2014Artist Masterlist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Current Participating Artist Count: 85
The following artists are listed in alphabetical order. This is NOT the order in which the artists will be placed in the art book.
:icon021: ~021 | | http://fav.me/d78abtn
:iconah-bao: ~ah-bao | | http://fav.me/d76t2js:iconakareikou: ~akareikou | | http://fav.me/d6wjb1m:iconanhellica: ~anhellica | |
:iconanokazue: ~anokazue | | http://fav.me/d742brm
:iconaphin123: ~aphin123 | | http://fav.me/d73qbnt
:iconbakeddeer: ~bakeddeer | | http://fav.me/d6y9q91
:iconbluebirdjoy: ~bluebirdjoy | | http://fav.me/d707psf:iconbookwormtiff: ~bookwormtiff | | http://fav.me/d6w6nc2:iconbrilcrist: ~brilcrist | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d73sbrq
:iconcherryw: ~CherryW | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d74m7vd
:iconchowpan: ~chowpan | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d74p0sa
:iconchrylkk: ~chrylkk | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d74ghjv:iconcindiq: ~Cindiq | :
Bryan and Mike Preview the Season FinaleBryan and Mike on the Legend of Korra season finale in an interview with WSJ.Bryan and Mike Preview the Season Finale3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The penultimate episode had the surprise appearance of General Iroh. What can you tell us about him? Are we going to see more of him in the future?
Konietzko: Yeah, he’s in the finale. Just so we’re clear—he’s Zuko’s grandson, not his son. I think there was some speculation about whether he was his son or grandson. It is his grandson. He’s voiced by Dante Basco. The idea behind him was to have a swashbuckling hero-type guy. He’s the youngest general in the United Forces which is kind of the U.N. of the “Avatar” world now. We just thought it would be a fun way to tie in the legacy of Zuko without having Zuko be present there.
Read the entire interview here and leave your comments below.
Did You Know?There's this blog on Tumblr http://knowyouravatarfacts.tumblr.com/ that posts all kinds of things that you may or may not know about the legend of Korra and avatar the last airbender. It's really interesting becomes I thought I knew everything that there was to know about avatar and Korra. But I didn't. There is a whole lot I did not know.Did You Know?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did You Know? John Dimaggio, the voice actor of Bender from Futurama and Jake on Adventure Time, voices the actor of Toph and Iroh in the episode "the ember island players".
And that Dante Basco (the voice Zuko), older brother voiced the actor of Zuko in that episode also?
Did You Know? The pink roses that Bolin was going to give to Korra resemble trust, happiness, and confidence?
Did You Know? As far as we know, none of the previous avatar have had siblings.
But there are things that i was shocked that they got away with on a kids shows. Like sex for one!
Did You Know? It is implied that Mai and Zuko had sex in the episode "Ni
Seychelle Gabrielle on Legend of KorraThe voice actor of Asami in an interview with TVEquals:Seychelle Gabrielle on Legend of Korra3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Seychelle Gabriel: ...We just finished season two, the cartoon that I do for Nickelodeon and it’s airing right now, season one. It’s doing awesome. I think that we might head into season three in the future which would be cool.
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guess whatso there's this hella cute boy I've been scoping out at my college since scholarship night back in March (super tall, dark hair, blue eyes), and three amazing things happened today at our house competition: 1. I found out he lives in my Residence Hall, 2. I talked to him and 3. his name is Benjamin. WHAT. WHAAAT. WHAT. GOD IS TELLING ME SOMETHING.guess what1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So my art's been stolen and sold again.../update/update: So....I contacted my relatives and my uncle is in the police force..he told me that unless I registered a copyright with the picture that was stolen before it was stolen, I would have a case in court. or else there would be nothing i could do and I would lose for sure if i tried to take it to court hahaha.....plus he said that this happens everywhere in China and if I didn't register a copyright to it in China, Chinese courts basically consider it public property and anyone would be able to use it....So my art's been stolen and sold again.../update/3 years ago in Personal More Like This
well, plus i didn't even put a watermark on that artwork because it was for a contest and the contest rules didn't allow any sort of signatures......=_=;;;; "orz
tl;dr: there's nothing I can do so.....yup. I'm...actually just really sad more than anything else right now. v_v;;;. oh well. thanks anyways for your support, everyone...
Edit: aw, thanks so much guys for the support *sob*. I know there isn't actually much I can do at the moment.
I convinced a mom to buy The Lightning Thief!Okay so a day or so ago I was a Powell's and was in the 'young adult' fantasy section looking for a book called Bitterblue (I'm reading it now, it's amazing by the way!). Over the intercom a lady said that the store was closing in 5 minutes and right after that a boy, who looked like he was a bit younger than me, and his mom walked into the same section as I was. He stood right next to me and scanned the wall of books for what he was looking for. Can you guys guess what it was? The Lightning Thief! He took it off the shelf and asked his mom if he could get it. It kind of went like this:I convinced a mom to buy The Lightning Thief!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She was like "well honey, I don't know, do you really want this book? The store is closing."
He was really sure, "Mom I really do! Pretty please?"
Now I'm a on the shy side so normally I would never talk to people I didn't know, but this was the Percy Jackson books we're taking about here! I had to say something!
I put my two cents in and said, "You know, that is my FAVORITE book of
Delsarte tutorialHey guys! I made a 3-part tutorial that I think is very helpful for artists and designers. It's a crash course on Francois Delsarte's Systems of Expression, which was quite popular from 1880s - 1920s. Basically Delsarte believed that you could symbolically show emotions and character through visual means.Delsarte tutorial4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For example, blonde hair doesn't contrast much from a blonde's face (which is the logic zone of the body) and so they feel depthless...which is why we think blondes are dumb.
We think big, poofy dresses are romantic because they poof over the vital/body zone, distancing us from the form, but are tight over the heart/emotional zone, and so we relate to it better emotionally.
...and other really interesting stuff. (I wish I could post it on DA, but I'd have to move all the artwork to a single page and retyple everything, and geez, what a pain. Whine whine whine.) I might do that if I have the time.
SFTT POSTER CONTESTTo celebrate my new Society6 shop (http://society6.com/LydiaButz), how about a contest?SFTT POSTER CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Design a 18"x24" Search for the Truth poster!
The winner's design will be drawn up, inked, and coloured by myself, and then put up in the shop for all to enjoy!
And the winner will also get a FREE COPY of the full-sized poster.
The design can just be a rough sketch of any quality, (doesn't really matter, I'll be drawing it anyway) and submitted to my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line MY BEDROOM NEEDS THIS by... let's say... this time next month? I'll leave the due date pretty fuzzy, but get on it quick! Time flies!
Also, PLEASE INCLUDE in your email your name, and whether or not you'd like me to share your sketch on Tumblr. I'd love to post them to a SFTT blog (that's in the works) as they come in and it'd be nice to know who's cool with that or not.
Oh, AND, do make sure you get a confirmation reply from me saying I've got your design within 24 hours or so, oth
Go see this cosplayer right NOWGo see this cosplayer right NOW3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Countdown to 2015 - EIGHT! There are just EIGHT days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!Countdown to 2015 - EIGHT! 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A making film of 'The Legend of Korra'Kudos to all the artists who participated in this amazing show!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS6DJ93drmw&featurelayer_embedded#!A making film of 'The Legend of Korra'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~You're Invited~Happy Halloween, everyone!~You're Invited~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, we still have about a month, but it's close enough!
I would like to announce, that I, Ace the Prince of the Game Kingdom, will be holding a Halloween Party~ Oh but that's not the best part! This Halloween party will be a week long event! The week of October 21st to the 26th will be spent doing all the spooky activities that you all could come up with!
The party will be held in my castle, with different activities in different rooms;
Eating in the Dining hall
Dancing and partying in the ballroom
Halloween based activities in the courtyard
Socializing in the lounge!
Now don't think that that's all this week full of deckin' fun is going to consist of!
I will also be holding a costume contest, in which is organized into 5 categories.
[Star!]Halloween /General Halloween costumes/[Star!]
Attention Canadians!LEGEND OF KORRA COMES TO CANADA ON YTV!Attention Canadians!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Episode 1 begins:
4:20 PM (EST) FRIDAY on YTVE (East)
7:20 PM (EST) FRIDAY on YTVW (West)
11:00 AM (EST) SATURDAY on YTVE
2:00 PM SATURDAY on YTVW
For more information, go here: http://www.ytv.com/shows/128/legend-of-korra-the/
Sorry for the lateness of this journal, but work has been hectic and I sorta forgot about LoK airing on YTV Canada. You can still catch episode 1 tonight at 7:25 PM (EST) if you get YTVW - or you can watch it online here: http://www.ytv.com/shows/128/legend-of-korra-the/
Quitting deviantART for a while.Things at home have started to get a little hectic and I need to refocus my priorities. My mother has been ill these past few months and I've had to make some tough decisions as a result of that.Quitting deviantART for a while.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of those decisions is to leave deviantART for a little while, at least until circumstances here at home have equalized. It's gotten to the point that I've pretty much stopped drawing and writing, but for the odd doodle once a week, sometimes two weeks. No writing to speak of, though. I'm clearly not one of those people who escape into their art when things get rough.
I feel I must apologise for my somewhat personal Journal entry. I don't like sharing personal information unless it's relevant—especially in a public place like a dA account. I guess I could just quietly have faded away, but I just didn't want to disappear for months on end without saying anything. It seems a little rude, doesn't it? I don't know. I'm just so very grateful to all of you for supporting me,
Angels Take Manhattan Review! (SLIGHT SPOILERS)The only problems that I had with the episode were, like, directorial/editing choices.Angels Take Manhattan Review! (SLIGHT SPOILERS)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No slo-mo running at the end! I want a crane shot in reg-mo! Makes it seem more frantic and desperate!
NO SEPIA and don't freeze the frame! What is this 1985?
And why wasn't Rory noticing all those angels I mean jesus christ they were right there and why did he even go in the building like sunnovabitch there's one RIGHT OUTSIDE and he's like YUP I'LL WANDER IN HERE.
And it was awesome because it's like Rose's goodbye only we don't get a round 2 (and 3 and 4) and I like that. BAM. ABRUPT TRAGEDY. SHAPOW. THAT'S ALL FOLKS. THE PONDS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING.
I don't know what I was really expecting this week but I liked it. I cried. Something still isn't sitting quite right with me and I don't know why . I'll work it out later. Hm.
Steven's writing hasn't felt quite right since The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. Like he's too caught up on themes like marriage and catchphrases that he kinda over