Critique is a DialogueCommunication is a collaborative effort.Critique is a Dialogue2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Students and teachers, doctors and patients, the UN and member states—no matter how different the backgrounds are, no matter the gap in experience or who's leading the conversation, it's important for communication to succeed. And the only way to do that is by making sure there's always room for a dialogue.
Dialogue: two sides having a conversation together.
Based on the literature community chat we had not too long ago, critique seems to be desirable. This blog is a response to the fact that a number of people mentioned dissatisfaction with a) how much critique they're getting, and/or b) responses to critiques they're providing.
This is about critiquing people you don't know, and who didn't request a Serious Business Full-Length Critique.
welcoming critique: For Authors
Give critiquers a starting point
Real Person Shipping Rant.Note: One part of this rant says “whyid". This isn't intentional; I tried to fix it but it won't let me.Real Person Shipping Rant.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know, when it comes to shipping, people are always making up the most bizarre pairings.
But you know what irritates me to no end?
Real person shipping.
I'm sorry, but real person shipping crosses the line.
There are people out there, with real feelings and thoughts.
I'm gonna quote :iconryoko368: from her “Not His Daughter" fanfiction review (which can be found on YouTube).
“You don't write fanfics about real people. And you wanna know why you don't write fanfics about real people? Because it is WRONG!"
Plus, she did bring up a good point in her video. The person you're writing about can stumble across your story. And they may not find it amusing.
You can act like your fanfic is a Lego brick lost in a toy box all you want, but remember, the internet works in unpredictable ways.
The person could google som
The Lion King - 20 Years And Still Roarin'Holy butt on a bagel....for the first time in my life....I actually feel old right now.The Lion King - 20 Years And Still Roarin'8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I think most of you already know this, but for those who don't, I'll refresh your memory...
The Lion King is my favorite movie of all time.
I know that sounds weird coming from me, considering all the crazy shit I draw. While I go on and on about the films of Ralph Bakshi and any animated shlock aimed towards adults, Disney was my first exposure to animation and inspired me to do what I do today. And it's so shocking to find out that the film that blows my mind every time I see it is turning 20 years old tomorrow, on Father's Day of all days (which is sort of a fitting day, given the father/son relationship shown in the film).
Sadly, I didn't have time to draw a tribute picture, due to my busy schedule. So I'll just talk about how much the movie means to me. Not from a snobby animation critic's point of view, just from a nostalgic point of view and how much it shaped me over the yea
The Anti-Sanjay and Craig GroupPeople, can't you just take a break from all of this Sanjay and Craig nonsense it a minimum? I mean come on! It wasn't even released yet. I'm not trying to say this show is going to be good, but you guys (whoever are against Sanjay and Craig so much they have to make drawings just to beat them up) are taking it a little too far. All of this comes because of trailers, not the real episodes. Plus, do you think that these people even know about Adventure Time and Regular Show? Think about it for a second. Can you see what they do? I don't think so. Unless you know someone from this show that knows about it and copies it, then it would make more sense. Please stop it with those silly beat up drawings, because you can just ignore it and move on.The Anti-Sanjay and Craig Group2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: If you still hate Sanjay and Craig for being a ripoff, I've reported thurop about this a here's what he says:
Aheheheh... when Regular show came out people said it was a ripoff of Adventure Time. And that Adventure Time was a ripoff of Flapjac
As if that'll stop the 'trolling', Sony-MaeSo, :iconSony-Mae: has decided to split up Bia and Rev and put her beloved Bia with a new character.As if that'll stop the 'trolling', Sony-Mae2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This development means more journal commentary from yours truly:
"I'm sorry, folks, but I'm never gonna make Rev and Bia get back together.
Especially after seeing how many people complained that I paired Bia up with another guy, like they can't picture the two now ex-lovers with different people.
It's just like celebrety couples, nobody should care about it if they split up, or anything extreme.
They are just fictional characters, and you shouldn't make a fuss about them breaking up! I've seen other deviants split up their OCxOC/CanonxOC couples and pair them up with somebody else, and I don't see a lot of their watchers crying about their break-ups."
While I never cared for this couple (BiaxChris Chan 5ever!), you have been pairing them up for a few years now. People have grown accustomed to that, and all of a sudden you're changing it. Of course as Bia is your
How NOT To Draw: Act Your Age - Part 1Not everyone acts their age, and I have quite a few examples.How NOT To Draw: Act Your Age - Part 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First off, the babyfurs. There's nothing wrong with having a fetish, and animals wearing diapers can look very cute. However, the line needs to be drawn somewhere. Many of the babyfurs and even adult babies who aren't furries will draw their characters not just wearing diapers, but SPOILED diapers. Honestly, pictures like that belong in a private gallery. Even people looking for art that is not suitable for children most-likely do NOT want to see some grown man, woman, lion, tiger or whatever in a poopy diaper while searching for a painting of a hot naked adult woman. I know the old 'if you don't like it don't look at it' bit, but I've been involved somewhat in the BDSM/fetish scene. In BDSM, those involved tend to have this rule to not involve anyone in their fetishes or play without their consent. That includes no exhibitionism, because traipsing around in public wearing baby clothes or other fetish gear(except maybe at a
I DONT hate Ellen, people.Okay I just got a note from :iconSon-Of-The-Jungle: saying that I hate Ellen's guts and i crushed her dreams. Okay, listen up.I DONT hate Ellen, people.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of All, I DONT hate Ellen. I really dont, tbh. I just hate her Mary Sue OCs. I never planned ANY hate towards her. I just think she needs work on her OCs, thats all. But when I try to give her helpful advice, she flags me as spam. Then I do what any other sane person would do to a Mary Sue. Make fun of it. No hate towards Ellen herself, just her OC. I think her Ideas are interesting and have potential, but she just needs to work on it a little bit better. So I am sorry if I ever came off like I was a soulless and heartless demon spawn or something to you, :iconSon-Of-The-Jungle:.
I wouldnt say I was a fan of her, but I still have my respect limits. I just want to help her make her OCs even better than they were before. So I am sorry for coming off harsh. I just REALLY hate Mary Sues. And one thing I can just disagree with her just a tiny bit is her
Mickey Mouse (2013)The new series of Mickey Mouse shorts is premiering June 28th on Disney Channel with three all new shorts. The new shorts series focuses on the adventures of Mickey and his friends throughout various parts of the world, such as Paris and New York City. Below is some information on the new series, including an organized list of the 19 shorts from Season 1, along with a list of and information on the main characters.Mickey Mouse (2013)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The main character of the series. Mickey is usually faced with some kind of problem that he must overcome in the shorts. Obviously, Mickey has had the most appearances in the series (he has been in every short so far).
First appearance: "No Service"
Voiced by: Chris Diamantopoulos
Mickey's love interest/girlfriend. Minnie usually acts as a "goal" of some sort for Mickey (wooing her, getting to a date with her on time, etc.) in the shorts. Second to Goofy, Minnie has had the most appearances in
Character DevelopmentMore from :iconKessieLou: 's journal!Character Development2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one really interested me as my real creative "ability" is writing. I put a lot of thought into my characters and stories, and I have been doing so for years. I don't share my stuff online though, it's too scatty and constantly changing, plus this account is purely for parody art and ranty commentary. I have in the past suggested to dear Keisha that she work more on developing the backgrounds of her characters to make them seem less "sue-ish", and it's good to see she has attempted something, but this was...well...
I am aware that not everbody gonna like my characters, and I respect that (as long as anyone isn't being total d*cks about them and make immature hate-kill art about them like they are the worst things posted on the web -_-).
I can be an immature dick, I admit that . But sometimes I do try to give honest advice.
But this may come as a shock to some of you, but the haters actually give me an idea of making my cha
The Year the Bronies Cried...I won't lie you guys but... I'm starting to miss the days when all we were worried about was if Lauren Faust and the other crew members read "Cupcakes" or saw the Rule 34 through a Google Search. Now they're replaced with constant upheaval and unwarranted aneurysms out of sheer stupidity.The Year the Bronies Cried...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people would say the warning signs of waning times would start after the heavy criticism of the "Mare Do Well" episode, some of the crew were worried about going on Equestria Daily sometime after the news broke out of the huge Brony uproar. And please, don't get me started on Derpy. It was a shout out to the older fans, but a couple of unhappy individuals decided to give the writer Amy Keating Rogers 10 upset emails out of the 300 positive emails she received. It was assumed that a rather infamous figure in the fandom named "Yamino" was the one behind it, she was only the most vocal. Even after the episode where the pony in question spoke was changed, she still got a lot of hate... and that w
Operation: Commission Tom PrestonDISCLAIMER: This is not a call-out journal, it is a legitimate review of a commission experience.Operation: Commission Tom Preston7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Greetings internet. A majority of you know :icontompreston: Tom Preston/Andrew Dobson as a notoriously obstinate and degenerative artist who likes to argue irrational views and give toxic advice to teenagers on Deviant Art. Back in The Great Giraffe Holocaust of '13 we took note of how he would ask for commissions, then spend hours writing journals and answering comments and possibly erasing invisible giraffes. We told him he should work on his commissions more, and he retorted that we weren't 'his boss' because we hadn't commissioned him.
It's impossible to prove whether or not the secret eraser is himself, his fans, or both, but we could prove he wasn't actually working on commissions. Myself, :IconEvilTomP:, :IconRabbitMaskedMan:, and a few other unhealthily obsessed EDiots devised a plan to pool our money together for a commission. None of us wanted to shell out a full 45 dollars for a
Yo, Honeybuun. Pull your head outta your ass.Yeah, I'm talking to you. Just you. The girl with the diaper fetish and the whiny-as-fuck-diva attitude.Yo, Honeybuun. Pull your head outta your ass.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm calling you out on your bullshit.
I would gladly note this to you instead of posting a journal, given the chance, but I can't. Seeing as you blocked me for giving you an honest critique on your artwork. I suppose it doesn't matter though; either way, you can't hide what I want to say.
If you wanna say something about someone else, here's a tip. Grow a pair of fucking balls and unblock them to say it to their face. Don't use an alternate account (we all know you and RookAgainstTrolls are one and the same) to try to get their friends to stay away from them. It makes you look more pathetic than you already do.
You think you're some kind of tough girl who can tell people who they should or shouldn't be friends with? Who the fuck do you think you are? It's none of your goddamn business who anyone chooses to be friends with.
And if you should happen to come across
How to create your own Pooh's Adventures!First, take one of your favorite movies.How to create your own Pooh's Adventures!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Next, select a character from a completely unrelated cartoon series or other movie, etc.
Then, take more characters from unrelated series or movie.
Next, add ( insert cartoon character's name ) Adventures of ( insert movie here ) to the title.
Finally, look up a poster of the movie you chose, badly paste pictures of the 'guest stars' into the movie, post the picture on dA, open Windows Movie Maker and get to work on your masterpiece!
Let's take... Yellow Submarine.
Now let's take... hmmm.... Littlefoot.
Now let's take Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, Ash and Pikachu, the Simpsons, and the vultures from The Jungle Book.
Let's just add Littlefoot's Adventures of Yellow Submarine into the title.
Bingo bango, you just made an adventure!
Have fun making your adventure.
deviantSHART: ThieviusRacoonus:iconthieviusracoonus:'s turn.deviantSHART: ThieviusRacoonus11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Another Coward Bans Me. Boohoo.Hey SonicClone, you think that by banning me from your page, you can keep me from writing critiques on your art. Wrong. I can still write them from my journal. Count on being featured again in a future issue of "How NOT To Draw". These drawings you've done? Not a 'style. Nope. They are poorly-drawn characters that look like sacks of goo. Learning on your own is fine, but for Pete's sake try to follow some advice people give you - it'll help in improving your art and make you look more mature.Another Coward Bans Me. Boohoo.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyhoo, for the rest of you guys and gals reading this, I do like getting positive comments, but I like critiques even more. Comments like 'cool' or 'nice' aren't as helpful as a comment pointing out something that needs fixing. Even professional artists need critiques, because we all are capable of laziness as we improve. And I think we never really stop improving in whatever we do, so long as we practice.
Tom Preston is Wrong[ Follow-up Journal Here: http://mpsai.deviantart.com/journal/Tom-is-Wrong-Again-Lessons-Inside-314918601 ]Tom Preston is Wrong3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I don't usually do call out threads, but today I'm feeling sassy. Besides, the subject of this journal, TomPreston, blocked me a while back. I guess for being a "troll"?
I had seen his comics on the front page nearly every day and didn't think much of them, however after he wrote A Harsh Lesson I began to critique his work. Partially because I wanted to see if he'd practice what he preached (he doesn't) but mostly because he has the ear of many young artists and is sending them many bad messages. Over time critiquing him became an exercise for myself on the nature of comic making, and I got into interesting conversations with various people in the course of posting them.
I stuck to mostly his long-form comic work, and stuck mostly to critiquing writing and occasionally the art.
It came to a point where he seeme
deviantSHART: FGstewieloverHere's the one EVERYONE was requesting me to do.deviantSHART: FGstewielover11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh :iconfgstewielover: please watch till the end. I have some helpful ideas for you in the video.
Re: Why I Hate Duck Dodgers by Sony-MaeWhy I don't like "Duck Dodgers":Re: Why I Hate Duck Dodgers by Sony-Mae4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. There was no plot to it. I know "Tiny Toons" and "Animaniacs" don't have plots in some of their episodes, but at least they put a lot of effert in them to keep us entertain, but for this show, it doesn't work
OF COURSE THERE WAS A PLOT!!! Duck Dodgers needs to protect the world from the Martian race that is trying to take over the galaxy!!
2. The animation was very poor and sloppy, like having garbage being thrown at your car window while you're driving
Animation doesn't really matter much!!! The animation to me is more lively than Loonatics Unleashed!
3. Daffy was totally out of character. He was dumb, gross, lazy, rude, and irresponable! What a dull hero! Seriously, he makes Taz and Oscar from "Sesame Street" look more like a smarty-pants Prince Charmings.
I don't see YOU portraying Daffy right! So look who's talking, bitch!!
4. The extra characters (like IQ, Porky/Cadet, and Captain John Star) are either boring, blan
A bit hypocritical don't you think?Dear :iconSony-Mae:A bit hypocritical don't you think?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I saw your "Anti-Normaler" stamp. I really don't care about pairings to do with The Once-ler as I haven't even seen the film but the description on your stamp interested me.
"I had to resubmit it because some immature idiot deleted the first one just because I said I don't like the couple.
Just because Norma knows about the Once-Ler, doesn't mean that she had a relationship with him, nor met him.
In general: Just leave the Once-Ler alone with these ridiculous pairings!
And as for the stuff that other's thought that didn't make any sense; It would make make since if you think outside of the box, and see the movie as an animated play and that characters know they are in a movie (thanks to the 4th wall jokes).
And the whole thing about Oncie turning old was just the magic of Hollywood make-up and masks."
You tell people to 'leave The-Once-ler" alone pairing-wise yet you are notorious for making up bizarre pairings. When people say they don't like them you
To Sony-MaeYou are too stupid to comprehend on something that is wonderful as Ducktales.To Sony-Mae5 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has a catchy theme song, DWD has some style, but a classic like Ducktales is wonderful.
Scrooge is based off of Dicken's Scrooge, but he does have some emotions beside his love for money. You haven't seen this show in a long time.
The only reason you love Darkwing Duck is all because DW is hott and you can't fuck an old man like Scrooge. I love both shows and would never choose between them.
Also, did you know, Darkwing Duck is a spin-off of Ducktales?
You're a BIATCH!!
Crossovers these daysOur childhood dream:Crossovers these days3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our childhood nightmare:
Unicon...My trip didn't really start to badly I guess... I missed a turn on the way to the airport because I got distracted. Checked in and found my bag was 9 pounds heavier than the normal rate because I had misread Spirit Airlines horrible baggage rates page, when I had checked it. At about 11 I on the plane along with :iconAtlur: and crammed in a tiny seat for the 3 hour trip to Vegas.Unicon...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I got there after midnight local time I called :Iconacceleron: while waiting for my bag to come out of the machine. And he came and picked us up and took us to the hotel, sharing his intimate knowledge of Vegas along the way. He's an awesome guy, who really needs finish his OC!
:Iconatlur: and I wandered through the hotel, eventually finding registration along with Feulner and StandbyPlease who I often bother on twitter. We shook hands and hugged, and eventually I got checked in
I'm not a hacker... :(http://ellentheapegirl.deviantart.com/journal/Hacker-Alert-439716859I'm not a hacker... :(11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ellen throw a tantrum on my butt and called me a hacker....
I'm not a hacker. I'm not some person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.
:icontarzanplz::iconsaysplz: Tarzan no like....
Ugh... if EllentheApeGirl unblocked me, I will comment on her hacker journal by tell her that I'm not a hacker....