Rules of the internet
Found the rules of the internet. there's a lot of them.
-∞. This rule can/will not exist.
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. Uncyclopedia is never wrong, NO EXCEPTIONS, fuck it.
. None of these rules really matter, except for the ones that do.
.2. The ones that matter are 1, 2, 34, 63, 93, 406, and 899. But not 899.
.3. Actually, 899 is a good rule.
.4. No it isn't.
.5. Oh fuck
. forkheads and 4chan may be the last remaining places of freedom on the net. insert exceptions here
. AFH is still g0d of the internet
i². Welcome Back.
2i. The end is coming. We shall rule all.
i. You can't the square root of a negative integer.
-3. If you are srs, everyone is srs. No exceptions.
-2 1/2. Never cuss any Ca
Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic InfluenceOne of the many complaints lobbed at me is that I have enormous influence on a younger generation and therefor it is incumbent upon me to shape up and fly right so these young tikes get the best artistic advice possible. IE: People worried that my “bad art and methods” are corrupting the next generation of artists and therefor I should stop making art altogether to prevent this.Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic Influence10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Setting aside the ignorant and harmful messages that this sends to young artists (such as the ignorant concept that all young artists only ever follow ONE artistic influence their entire life and aren’t influenced by ALL the art around them at all times), I decided to see how much credibility this “fear” actually had... using MATH.
So I have about 57,790 watchers on DA. I’m not counting other sites like Facebook or my website because there’s obviously some overlap, and some of the people who hate me will fill in that gap. So roughly 57,790 people on the planet watch me.
Comic Book Recommendation List 1Dr. CatComic Book Recommendation List 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
He’s a doctor! He’s a cat! What more could you want from this incredibly cute series?
I really wish I had more to say about this comic because I love it so much but... it’s just too damn cute! You can read the webcomic here: http://doctorcatmd.com/
All New Marvel NOW! - Ms. Marvel
I’ve mentioned this here before, but I’ll do it again. This series, so far, has been awesome. It’s only 4 issues so far, but it’s a romp to read and the artwork is imaginative and fun. The story details about a Muslim teenager gaining super powers and donning the attire of Ms. Marvel. Kamala Khan is a hilarious character, and you really feel her struggles to get use to her new predicament. Like I said, only 4 issues so far, so we don’t really know what direction this story is heading... but overall it’s been a blast. Strongly recommend it if you can find it. Marvel’s “ALL NEW MARVEL NOW!” comi
The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been foundIn the early 1980’s the American video game industry bombed so spectacularly, that it was rumored Atari just dumped their unsold copies of E.T. in a landfill in the New Mexico desert. It’s been a longstanding folk tale of the modern video game industry. And now it’s been proven true.The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been found1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft (of all companies) teamed up with a documentary filmmaker to go and explore the desert in the hopes of uncovering this legendary landfill of shitty games. And it looks like they were successful. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/134045-E-T-Cartridges-Found-in-New-Mexico-Landfill-After-30-Years
As cool as this is... I can’t help but feel a little... disappointed. And more or less it’s because the hard working Angry Video Game Nerd left his post of doing regular updates to start filming an actual feature film with the plot being uncovering the mystery around the legendary E.T. landfill. The AVGN uprooted his home life, moved to California for a year, hired acto
10 Years of ControversyOver the past couple days I’ve had a number of people write me comments basically saying “You’re becoming too preachy, you’ve lost a fan.” And outside the silliness of publicly mic-dropping like that, it got me wondering... what?10 Years of Controversy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ya see, It’s always surprises me when someone says that I’m becoming too preachy, when in fact I’ve been preachy from the beginning. Don’t believe me? Take a look below!
This is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination, but these are essentially THE MOST controversial comics and illustrations I’ve ever done in the past 10 years.
2004 - Made a picture about how no one really cares about Global Warming http://andysartworks.com/global-warming
2005 - Took the side of Jark in the Deviant Art hostile overthrow controversy. http://andysartworks.com/i-support-jark
2007 and Onward - Made a series of “Danny and Spot” comics dedicated towards defending the Wii from the hatr
Je Suis CharlieIn case you haven’t heard, this is what happened yesterday. Terrorists entered and open fired on cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo studio in France, killing 4 cartoonists, 2 cops, and overall 12 people in the process before getting away. This appears to have been an attack over controversial comics Charlie Hebdo published in 2012 depicting Mohammad. Please read here for more elaborate details: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-30710777Je Suis Charlie5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’m not really going to talk about the incident itself, but rather it’s effect upon me. In the following paragraphs I’m going to re-post my thoughts from twitter (with some additional clarifications since twitter is only 140 characters long).
PS: This is a personal journal. I write about what I’m feeling or how things (news stories) relate to me. I am not trying to trivialize the deaths of others. I am writing about how this personally affects me. If you want to read something less personal, please visi
Amazing Spiderman 2 Live Tweet CompilationI finally got to watch Amazing Spiderman 2 on DVD. Bad news is that it was so boring and full of tripe that I got bored with it. The good news is that I decided to live-tweet my experience watching it. I’ve compiled the event into this journal below, but you should be warned: there are spoilers. Though to be fair... the spoiler is from a comic written back in the 1970's so it really shouldn't be a "shock" or anything. ENJOY!Amazing Spiderman 2 Live Tweet Compilation9 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Watching Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the first time. It's... Pretty bad so far and I'm only 20 mins in...
-Can we have ONE defining character trait for Peter? He seems to keep flip flopping between snarky badass and whiny angsty teen.
-"Subtle" is not a word I would use to describe this movie. It's like they think you're an idiot and can't comprehend simple storytelling.
-You can tell Jamie Foxx a nerd cuz he's clumsy and awkward and has big glasses and a pocket protector. This 2014 or 1954?
-How did you go from doing a documentary of Ray Charles to this?
About that Phil Fish guy...So once again Phil Fish is in the news, and once again it’s about something “controversial” he’s said. Frankly, I don’t care what he said because at this point in Phil’s career... no one does. The only reason to post an article about Phil Fish is to drive up views and keep the conformational bias in check. “Oh look! Phil said something negative again! Yup! He’s an asshole alright! Herp derp!” ...ugh...About that Phil Fish guy...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before we go any further I want you all to watch this video. I don’t know if this was just good timing, but with this latest bit of “news” hitting the websites, it’s as good a time as any to step back and think about what’s really going on:
See, one of the reasons I don’t begrudge Phil Fish the same way EVERYONE ELSE does... is because I’ve been in his position. Fame, on the internet, is not the same as fame everywhere else. On the internet, no one is trying to see things from a different pers
Amazing Spiderman vs Trilogy + Public OpinionFinally got around to watching the Amazing Spider-Man (the first one not the sequel) and I gotta say... meh.Amazing Spiderman vs Trilogy + Public Opinion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I mean, while I enjoyed the chemistry between Peter and Gwen, the rest of the film just... dragged on and on and there were some REALLY big gaping plot holes. You’re telling me Peter never once googled his own family name or tried to find out what happened to his family in the 12-14 years since his parents disappeared? Or what about that “searching the streets for his uncle’s killer” subplot that gets completely discarded halfway through the film? Or why on earth being turned into a lizard means you suddenly have aspirations to “take over the world?”
I also wasn’t fond of the way in which Spider-Man moved in this film. Going back and rewatching the original trilogy, Spider-Man is VERY agile and does a lot of gymnastics. The new one? Not so much. Plus I just think it’s ridiculous (both in comic and movie form) for Spider-Man NOT to
The State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYACAbout SYACThe State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYAC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons I focus so much attention on Marvel and DC is because they’re big companies who should know better. They are made up by hundreds of people all chipping in little bits here and there, and for that there is no excuse for bad artwork, bad writing, or bad material in general. They are, to an extent, a bit of a cheap shot, but everyone can learn from their mistakes and I can offer my opinions about them and what I personally would do differently. And if you’re paying money for their products, I think you deserve good content in return, no?
SYAC is, at it’s core, about how comic artists and the comic industry works and poking fun at the various things they get wrong... and sadly that includes a lot of really hot button topics like Women’s Rights, Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, etc. Comics are no longer their own sheltered little thing... they’ve been THRUST into the mainstream audience and all of these problems we or
V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate UpdatesSDCC is finally here and as a result there’s probably gonna be a lot of amazing news dropped over this weekend. As such I just wanted to get some preliminary things out of the way before the bombs drop and obscure everything else.Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate Updates10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a twitter. I’ve actually managed to keep up with it at a fairly reasonable pace, I think. Primarily I’m using it now to comment on things that are too small to make it into my main journals, but too important to pass up. Most of the times it’s just me musing about stuff. You can see the twitter feed above my journal on my DA frontpage (I always list the last 5 posts there), or you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComics
Korra is all digital now
I don’t know why Nickelodeon decided to do this, but they’ve yanked Legend of Korra off the air and are going to be broadcasting the remaining episodes of Season 3 and all of Season 4 on their online streaming service
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
Now Live: VividPub.comThe official Vivid Publishing website is now live! www.vividpub.comNow Live: VividPub.com1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And it's more than just another online store for Dreamkeepers.
Vivid is taking submissions for new titles- now.
It has come a long way from it's origin, when we just needed a logo to put on Volume 1 of Dreamkeepers. Things have gone well- and it's allowing us to try an approach to publishing that's off the beaten path.
I'd especially like to point prospective creators to our resources page: http://www.vividpub.com/resources.php?pg=resources
It's a trove of links to great content from storycraft to art to printing.
If you've had a book burning inside you that needs an outlet- show us.
Readers- we'll look forward to bringing you unparalleled work that is truly vivid.
Megaman X9 Maverick BossesSo first of all, here's a special video showcasing my X9 Mavericks. For this set, There are 2 reptiles,2 mammals,1 marine animal,1 insect,1 plant and 1 bird. There's a Maverick I wanted to redesign a bit though... Somehow, It makes me regret finishing it early... These Mavericks have simple design because I want to finish it as soon as possible. I'm satisfied with my concepts even so. Hope you do too!Megaman X9 Maverick Bosses1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are the concept arts along with the main artwork!
So... Who's the best X9 Maverick?
Oh, if anyone hates one of them. I'll dispatch these mavericks to attack your house. Welcome them! XD
Critiquing Critiquing StoryStory: Turns out you're doing it wrong.Critiquing Critiquing Story8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone is- and what's more, anyone who tries to make a foray into storytelling without having mastery over their efforts merits endless scorn.
I've had the privilege of sharing advice with some other creators of late, and seen some of the (usually anonymous) criticism being leveled at their work. It's noteworthy for being intense, superficially sophisticated, and misguided.
Now, there are two kinds of creators out there. Those who don't give a fig for what other people think, and dismiss all criticism out of hand.
...Those creators tend not to improve.
Then there are those who care about the quality of their work, take pains to make it enjoyable for others, and are receptive to feedback.
These individuals have the most potential as writers, and are also most vulnerable to their efforts being permanently deformed by vindictive critique.
They'll be assured their characters are flat cutout
To Enable or Disable - THAT is the questionPewDiePie is closing comments on his YouTube videos. In his opinion the disconnect between YouTube personality and fans is too great, and most YouTube comments are worthless spamming, hating, or just plain garbage. While he has turned off comments before in protest of certain things, this time around he says comments are gone for good on all future videos uploaded to YouTube. You can watch his video describing this new change here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hHKlEZ9GoTo Enable or Disable - THAT is the question9 months ago in Personal More Like This
What interests me about this, however, is the way in which people are reacting to it. A lot of people are saying “good!” or “YouTube comments are terrible, so I totally understand why he’d do that!” Which is a little surprising to me... because of Anita Sarkeesian.
Now we’ve talked about Anita Sarkeesian before. She makes feminist videos dissecting tropes about women in gaming. As a result of her doing this, she’s gotten ungodly amounts of backlash and hatred. Since her vid
Megaman X9 Chapter 3: Bizarre Cases(After you defeat 4th Maverick)Megaman X9 Chapter 3: Bizarre Cases1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
On Alia’s analysis, she finds it odd that the maverick signs only involve Old generation reploids. So far the information they have gathered was that the mavericks only wanted to attack the humans settlements. Probably to drove them away. She wonders if those mavericks have a leader. Attacks are seemed to be planned.
On Layers analysis, she acquires information about Dr. Craig Sid. On the data, Dr. Sid is a colleague of Lumine. Lumine does have a copy chip but without Old generation reploids DNA. Lumine mentions to Dr. Sid about his plan to create a structure reaching space, the Jakob Elevator for space development. In order for plans to have higher success rate, Dr. Sid proposes to Lumine that his copy chip should contain old generation reploids DNA as well as the new generation reploids that is involve on developing the project. Because of the copy chips with Old generation reploids DNA, the new generation reploids with the direction of Lum
Sonic / Project Dimonze: Ch.4 Dimonze: Chapter 4 What am ISonic / Project Dimonze: Ch.43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At Sonic's house, Tails yelled out, "Hey Sonic!! Would you like to go swimming at the lake with me!?"
Sonic stared at Tails for a moment and replied, "Sure, I would love to go swimming! It's hard for me to find people to go swimming with me, because I am so fast! Let me get my surf board. This time I am making sure I teach you how to go surfing!"
Tails smiled and ran out the door. Sonic quickly went into his closet as he yelled, "Hey! Don't leave me like that!" As soon as he grabbed his surf board, he dashed out the door to go after Tails.
When Sonic got to the lake Tails was already in the water, spinning his tails like a propeller; which gave him the ability to jet across the water. When he saw Sonic, he called out to him, "Come on Sonic! The water is great!"
Sonic put down his surf board in the sand, "I suppose I can show yo
Overview and InterviewBig news: Volume 4 pencils are DONE!Overview and Interview9 months ago in Personal More Like This
That means it's time to catch up a bit. I have a big sack of stuff to share, so I think it's best to split them into several posts over the next couple of weeks. Better than one unwieldy Frankenpost.
So what's wandering your way?
A tempting Volume 4 Sneak Peek (of course.) With a couple of art tips wedged in there.
Shout out to one of the zaniest, funnest, most dynamic comics I've ever come across.
VANISHED! The story of Graphicly and why DK e-books are scarce at present.
Realm- the unseen concept that gave birth to Dreamkeepers.
And what's the story with Story?
I've found myself giving advice on the topic lately, and there seem to be a range of misconceptions floating around out there- some of them harmful to aspiring creators. While I don't have the time currently to draft a treatise, I plan to start sharing a stray thought or two- and figured I'd begin by posting some parables
Megaman X9 Chapter 5: InfuriationSignas sent a few personnel to go to the New generation research facility to arrest Sid and get Axl. When the personnel got to the place. They were all hysterical because all they see was a worn out facility filled with massacred reploids. Axl is nowhere to be found. It is evident that Sid had taken Axl with him.Megaman X9 Chapter 5: Infuriation1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Zero arrives with X in the entrance of the headquarters. Just as they are about to enter the Headquarters. A group of humans arrests X and Zero claiming it is because of the casualties they have caused on the Jakob’s incident. However, Zero does not surrender. Because Zero resists to take them into custody, humans forcefully captures them. Zero also badly damage from the explosion, he haven’t manage to fight and defend for themselves especially it is humans who arrests them. Because they are badly damaged, they were easily knocked unconsciously with an electric shock.
They were taken to a place where the survivors of the Jakob’s incident stayed.
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 12[Chapter 12]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 121 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Marcus led Hal out of his stateroom and into the dimly lit halls of the church. They slowly weaved their way through corridors and down staircases, heading seemingly deeper into the labyrinth that served as Marcus' new home. Hal's energy was spent, and he leaned heavily on his cane with each step, his head sagging with fatigue. His eyes, however, remained alert as they walked and he did his best to mentally map the route.
Marcus walked calmly and patiently, leading Hal by half a step. His footsteps carried little weight, and only the light taps of his own cane marked the time and distance spent. Those sharp yellow irises glanced sidelong at Hal. “It's fortunate that you are here, brother.” Marcus' voice broke the cadence. “I've been in a difficult position ever since Vanir brought Miri back with her.”
“What, is she too much for you to handle?” Hal half-smirked, but his dry wit lacked the normal keenness hidden behind the words.
Randy Queen vs EschergirlsI’ve covered this topic before in a previous journal, but since this is big news now I thought it best to reiterate it: Filing copyright take-down claims for the vast majority of outlets on the internet is frivolous, futile, and usually results in the exact opposite happening of what you intend.Randy Queen vs Eschergirls10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Randy Vs tumblr
Eschergirls, in case you weren't aware, is a hilarious blog where bad female anatomy (and especially the boobs + butt poses women often are contorted into) are put on display to be made fun of, but also for artists to show how simple fixes can completely change a drawing. It's a great website and I strongly recommend you watch their stuff.
For those who don’t know the story, Randy Queen (comic artist and creator of Darkchylde) has filed DMCA take down notices with the tumblr blog eschergirls: http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/ The reason, it seems, is that he didn’t like the idea of people critiquing his questionable anatomy of female characters
Megaman X9 Chapter 6: Unavoidable BattleWhen Sid was about to shoot X, a loud buster sound struck everyone.Megaman X9 Chapter 6: Unavoidable Battle1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Signas shoot Sid with a buster rifle! Humans panic. The three navigators take advantage of it and retrieve X and Zero. However Sid didn’t die and manages to escape.
X and Zero were brought to the headquarters and got repairs from Douglas. A day later, X and Zero were in full recovery. Signas tells to them that Sid is the mastermind behind the maverick attacks and the Jakob’s incident. Sid had taken Axl for his other antic. The record they got from the destroyed facility tells that Sid is trying to speed up the parasites progress to overcome its host. The hunters are tracing where Sid took Axl.
X and Zero found Sid’s hideout. It was the basement of the Jakob Elevator! They were able to know the location by extracting the former maverick’s data.
As they go deeper into the Jakob’s basement, they meet Dr. Craig Sid. He reveals to X and Zero about his ulterior motive.
When I first heard of Axl
Megaman X9 Ending: IndebtedThree days laterMegaman X9 Ending: Indebted1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Dr. Sid is in his new base along with the new generation reploids. He is in his personal room when suddenly, Sigma enters the room. Dr. Sid was overjoyed because he thought that X and Zero had defeated him.
Hehehe, I have finally get rid of those two Maverick hunters! Sigma said.
Sigma! It’s a pleasure to see you! I thought you loss to them! Sid said.
Because of your capabilities you have created a magnificent battle armor. Although, it was destroyed from the crash of Jakob’s basement, I manage to survive by using the prototype’s body of Axl. Hehehe! Sigma said.
My pleasure! Sid said.
So, May I hear the plans and the process you did in order for your plans to be successful. It will be my joy to hear how a genius like you had achieved your motives. Sigma said.
My only motive is to annihilate humans who lives on the sanctuary but when I realize about the parasite on the prototype, resurrecting you become one of my goals as well.
When I heard that the pr