Legend of Korra - rambling about Book 1SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T WATCHED KORRA'S FIRST SEASON.
There's been tons of blog posts out there analyzing what Legend of Korra's first season did both positive and negative thoughts. There's a lot of praise (there was a pretty steady flow as the season went on) but also some scathing critique (largely due to the finale). I'm not even going to try to be comprehensive because I've already tossed out so many ideas as the season went on, and other people have already laid out essays on the thing. I just wanted to touch on some points of interest to me things I loved and hated about Korra's first season.
To be clear, I could make a similar list of things for any season of the original series. Furthermore, it is important to point out that the team only had 12 episodes to work with, spent TWO YEARS making the season, had to endure all kinds of fast-paced conditions we can't even understand, I'm sure and in general, none of my critique here is meant in any person
What is art?There's a lot of deviations on the front page that I check out just so I can read the comments.What is art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of users seem to think they can define what is art and what isn't, and this never fails to infuriate me.
Have these people ever been to any art galleries? A lot of popular modern art looks like it's been drawn by 5 year olds in 5 minutes, while classical art all looks exactly the same. Maybe they should go visit some museums and start shouting "not art, herp derp" until they get thrown out.
If stuff you don't like makes the front page, it means there's an audience for that sort of stuff, in which case you should be blaming DeviantArt's user base rather than insulting the artists. Funnily enough, unoriginal Pokemon and Pony crap doesn't get as much hate as a lot of nude stuff. I wonder why. (*coughpersonalinsecuritiescough*)
Wikipedia's definition of art is: "Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and aff
Chocolate Commissions!I do a variety of other art and crafts commissions: please see the full journal for more details: http://itti.deviantart.com/journal/Serious-Commissions-216090522Chocolate Commissions!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Pondering prologues (wall of text warning)Rant ahoy! (The following is my own pondering and can include personal opinions and just plain boring nerd rant. Feel free to disagree or ignore if you will, but I still hope some of you can find it more amusing than annoying. I'm a cronic rambler.)Pondering prologues (wall of text warning)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like comics. I love reading them, printed and online alike, and I spend quite considerable amount of time browsing through them when I have free time.
I'm watching a few comic groups here in DA, most of which concentrate on animal comics. And there seems to be a trend there, that is starting to feel really dull, and that's prologues. Ya know, I don't have anything against having a prologue, if it really works with the story, but this certain trend is starting to bug me real bad:
I want to read comics and their stories, why do I have to go through pages and pages of religious propaganda to even see any characters to relate with?
I don't like bland religious propaganda, specially if it's just that; there is no characters shown that would sh
PROCRASTINATIONProcrastination... Being a sloth... it's a disease.PROCRASTINATION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All of us struggle with it. On certain days you just don't feel like doing nothing at all. Other days you feel that you worked hard on something and that you're owed time-off for it. And there's that period where you KNOW you should've been working on something; after a lot of time have passed you eventually find yourself wondering WHY you even went along doing nothing for so long.
We're not perfect creatures, it HAPPENS.
But being a procrastinator compared to being a hard-worker is a measure of how serious you take yourself.
If you have a regular 9-5, come home whether it's a long commute or short one, and then taking care of family matters (wife, kids, or parents), it can be pretty hard to keep yourself focused. That's a valid reason for struggling trying to stay focused on a creative project. Life is hard in that aspect. You're definitely a hard-worker in that regard. If you do all that and then work your
Girl ProblemsZuko reread Katara's letter for the hundredth time. She asked him to remind Pema to take care of herself, to tell Jinora stories about when they were younger, to make sure Ikki and Meelo don't interrupt him while he did that, to remind Tenzin that Korra doesn't respond well to strict teaching techniques but not to be too easy on her because she needs to learn airbending and to be patient with Korra and use positive reassurance (all Zuko could think of was when Katara was telling him the same things about Aang), offer to take Korra out for meat because she was sure Korra would be craving it by now (must be a Southern Water Tribe thing, he thought), and to make sure those teammates of hers were treating her nicely and to threaten the boys if they weren't. The last part sounded almost fun but he was sure it wouldn't be needed. From what he'd seen of Korra when he visited the South Pole years ago and what Katara told him he's pretty sure KoGirl Problems3 years ago in Humor More Like This