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I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S
Sadly AloneLoneliness and sorrow were sitting at the parkSadly Alone3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
When sorrow noticed it started getting dark
So he leaned down to lonileness and he said
"I'm going to go home, and cry in my bed"
Loneliness shook her head, and whispered a plea
"Just a little longer, would you stay here with me?"
With that said, sorrow wouldn't leave just yet
They both sat and watched as the sun began to set
Then loneliness said, in a cheerful tone
"when you are with me I'm not so alone"
Sorrow laughed gently and said with pure glee
"when we are together you make me happy"
So happiness and friendship sat at the park
After the night became very dark
They spoke with each other up until dawn
And now loneliness and sorrow are forever gone
Official FFM Prompt Bank 2012Flash Fiction Month is back again, and we need your help.Official FFM Prompt Bank 20123 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Our menagerie of mischievous monkeys has escaped, taking with them the last few vials of distilled imagination that we had saved from last year. Without them, there can be no original stories during Flash Fiction Month 2012.
What does this mean for you? Only your original, non-copyright infringing prompts can fuel the magic needed to create thirty-one original stories.
Just like in previous years, the best prompts will be featured, with credit, to motivate all your fellow Flash Fiction Month 2012 participants. So leave your wittiest, wackiest and wildest ideas in the comments below.
Be careful, it's a zoo out there.
The simplest, easiest way to not make a Mary SueMay Sue tests and descriptions try their best to help you refine your character, especially in keeping it from being something that's worse that 'poorly written--a Sue.The simplest, easiest way to not make a Mary Sue4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
An easy way to test these tests is to plug canon characters into them. There are enjoyable characters that are already written who are beautiful, smart, savvy, have tons of skills, live forever, are resurrected, find true love, and are enjoyable. You wonder other people got away with such things and why you can't or you start hating most authors because they mention--just once--'beautiful' or someone easily winning a battle.
But your smart enough to get that bad feeling down your spine from some characters. They didn't just get a bad author or a crappy director, they just shouldn't be and the feeling just gets stronger the more you read and watch things and grasp deeper aspects of story-telling mediums. You know that Sues exist and that they are out to get your story. They must be stopped, but now you wonder how.
Male Empowerment?Whenever I enter the world of feminist debate, I inevitably end up talking about men. Strange. I think a lot of people see it as a sign of the male-centric viewpoint that we are trying to overcome, but I think it is something more... something that shouldn't be ignored. Feminism is not all about women. Feminism is also about helping men.Male Empowerment?3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
However, I want to make it clear that this is the very antithesis of the male-empowerment fad which basically states, "men have problems too, so why don't we get a rights movement?" Not only is this sort of argument incredibly self-centered, it is completely backwards. Society's idolization of the masculine is, in fact, the root of most of these problems! Consider some of the most common complaints about inequality against men.
-Men are expected to support a family.
-Men are expected to treat women with chivalry and pay for their drinks/meals/etc.
-Men are placed under much more restrictive gender-role ex
A Field Guide to Trolls on dAAh yes, the uncomfortable truth. You see, there is a drawback to become well known and popular on deviantart and that is the Devious Bullus Trollius otherwise known as the DeviantArt trolls. Every well known artist and no few authors have had their share of these pests; they are widespread, they are numerous, they are a pain.A Field Guide to Trolls on dA5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Trolls come in a few flavors, but they all share a few things in common:
They enjoy kicking people down just for the 'lulz'.
They enjoy annoying people just for the 'lulz'
They are bulllies.
However, beyond that baseline, we have a few different flavors of troll and here they are:
The Troll who does it 'just for the lulz'. These trolls go after well known pieces, DDs and popular pieces and drop a mean, rude, or crude comment just to piss people off. The Lulz Troll feeds off of anger, hostility, and payback comments on their page. They like to watch their pageviews go up, even if it is
Lolli's Desu and Helpful List of PLZ's:iconiloveitplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconretardiloveitplz: :iconiheartitplz: :iconilovekrissiplz: :iconikilleditplz: :iconinomitplz: :iconirapeitplz: :iconilikeitplz: :iconilickitplz: :iconidislikeitplz: :iconihateitplz: :iconiwantitplz: :iconicantbelieveitplz: :iconiderpitplz: :iconikissitplz: :iconidontloveitplz:Lolli's Desu and Helpful List of PLZ's4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
:iconcutiesmileplz: :iconcutederpplz: :iconsashawinkplz: :iconnightsmirkplz: :icontsukinosmirkplz: :icongoldilockswinkplz: :icontakuyastareplz: :iconabyssstareplz: :iconrosestareplz: :iconcuterrhplz: :iconmashirosmirkplz: :iconrawrblushplz: :icontiktokblushplz: :iconsmilederpplz: :iconderppfftplz:
:iconshyblushplz: :iconcrazyblushplz: :iconblushingmadplz: :iconmassiveblushplz: :icondizzyblushplz: :iconsweetblushplz:
:iconholygoodnessplz: :iconhappytearplz: :iconwrahplz: :iconyeeshplz: :iconhappyderpplz: :iconsnivelplz:
:iconimseriousplz: :iconimveryseriousplz: :iconimrealyseriousplz: :iconimultraseriousplz: :iconimepicseriousplz: :iconimultimateseriousplz: :iconiminfi
Spare MeThe lights were dim and music blaringSpare Me3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when I saw a girl who started staring.
Her eyes struck with me a gaze worth sharing,
eyes that whispered I have a heart worth sparing.
Difference Of Opinion.Difference of Opinion.Difference Of Opinion.3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Just because you did it.
That doesn't mean I have to.
Just because you can do it.
That doesn't give you the right to
Profile SkeletonName: (Self explanatory, but can do with elaboration. Meaning of name, appropriateness, background, connotation. Also includes nicknames, titles, etc.)Profile Skeleton4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Race: (Varies depending on genre. I use this for species, as well as a brief species description for fantasy worlds, but also for census-race in real-world stuff.)
Setting: (For fantasy worlds, I usually have an entirely separate sheet, but for real-world stuff, a few sentences here usually suffices. I include location, time frame, and current events, getting as specific as possible. For fantasy worlds, I use a few sentences with notes back to my reference sheet.)
Affiliation: (This often overlaps with race and setting. In a conflict situation, there are usually sides to be taken. This can include political groups, ethnic groups, cultural groups, nationality, factions...)
Occupation: (Also self explanatory, but I also use it as a brief summary of how the job affects the character's daily li
Tyrone X Paper Jam Dipper oneshot Ok so, here's a few things to note before reading:Tyrone X Paper Jam Dipper oneshot3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Tyrone can understand PJ
PJ isn't mentally retarded, he just has that strange way of speaking, he can still feel just the same, and think for himself... People just think he's a freak. At first he was a little deformed in the brain, but Tyrone had been working with him enough that it's almost gone away, except for the speaking pattern.
Now that you have read that, enjoy!
IT was a fairly warm day in Gravity falls, and Tyrone was dying to get out of the house. The air condition was freezing him alive, and everyone seemed to be out doing something today. He hadn't seen PJ in a while, so he decided to go look for him. Last time he saw him, he was skipping into the forest. Tyrone left the mystery shack, glad to warm himself. He trudged deep into the autumn woods. He hadn't seen PJ in a while, and had grown w
Take My Blood InsteadEvery morning without failTake My Blood Instead3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wake up at 5 o'clock
My bones are aware of something
Of which my mind is not
They tell me to move forward
Propelling me from my bed
Don't drain me of ambition
Please take my blood instead
Every morning without fail
The sun shines on where I lay
Characters in place, stage is set
What'll fate offer me today
Mister mundane mumbles
From his melancholic head
Don't rob me of the sunlight
Please take my blood instead
Every morning without fail
You give me belief in fate
Before this pensive pillow
Is lowered to suffocate
Fake feathers smother my face
There will be no tears shed
Don't take their memories of me
Please take my blood instead
LoveHe cannot wait forLove4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Her words of tenderness and
Grace: so patiently
He will sit near the gateway.
Still, it cannot change she's dead.
The Mary Sue and YouAs some of you are probably aware, a "Sue War" is stirring in the DP fandom. Since I've got some free timeThe Mary Sue and You5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
and have a horrible case of writer's block, I figured I would write a little something up concerning Mary Sues.
The Mary Sue
Many people in fandom have heard the term Mary Sue, but few know the actual definition of a Sue. In short, a Mary Sue is a character that is unbelievably perfect. They have skills or traits that are either unexplained or impossible. The Mary Sue often dominates the entire story, and overshadows other main characters, the only exception being the love interest. Essentially, a Mary Sue is the author's idea of a perfect character, and is often a self insert. Note:This does not mean that all self inserts are Mary Sues, although instances of this are extremely rare.
Most Mary Sues have extraordinary powers that are either uncommon or unheard of in the story universe. In the DP fandom, a telltale sign of a Mary Sue is when he/she is
Whatever Is To DoWe were ever so worriedWhatever Is To Do3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When we found the knotted noose
And scribbled diary entries
With tales of self abuse
Teenage tears and tantrums
Can easily be explained
But what on earth would cause these
Freshly dripped blood stains
We were ever so worried
When you locked yourself in your room
Painted the walls pitch black
And ignorantly we assumed
That this was just a phase
That it would soon come to pass
And pass it indeed did do
Far too soon and far too fast
We were ever so worried
When you dyed black your hair
No longer did we recognise
The child that was once here
Our precious little angel
Where did your shaken bones go
And why did you leave us here
With no reason and no note
We were ever so worried
To find an empty bed
No more teenage tantrums
Just endless silence instead
If we could bring you home
Take care and start a new
We'd sit our precious girl down
And ask 'whatever is to do?''
listen1. I shouldn't havelisten2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
to explain to you that my body
is perfect just as it is
2. the only thing
that I will ever wax
3. women have large breasts
and small breasts and sometimes
no breasts at all
4. I am not defined
solely by my reproductive organs
and my relationship to them
5. if I never hear another
solitary word about my weight ever again
I'll probably die happy
Shatter PointShatter Point:Shatter Point3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Can you see
what all the world has-
Done to me
I've locked away my-
I wanna break
My shatter point, my shatter point
I'm up against the wall at my shatter point
A thousand faces keep calling to me into the night
Their whispers drive me further up and away from the light!
Just fall again and-
I want you down and you'll-
Just stop breathing and-
The shatter point, the shatter point
You know that you are up and against the wall
The shatter point, my shatter point
Leave me breaking against my shatter point
A thousand faces keep calling me into the night
I'll waste away in the whispers that taint all the light
Just leave me breaking against the weight of the wall
It keeps me close to the edge until I learn to FALL!
-Chen Yuan Wen, 25th August 2012
Cecil/Carlos WTNV- purringYay for WTNV fanfiction!!!! I hope you all enjoy, it's just a short drabble about Cecil's purringCecil/Carlos WTNV- purring2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Carlos yawned, stretching out like a cat on his bed. Next to him, he could feel Cecil stir softly, moving ever so much closer to him. Everything here was perfect. The room was warmed by the breath of the lovers, Cecil’s chilly, moist skin cuddled up against Carlos was pure bliss. He had his fingers curled into Cecil’s hair, gripping ever so slightly as he leaned over to press his nose against his neck. The scent of coffee, old (and definitely banned) books, and cologne perfumed his nostrils, wrangling a content sigh from the both of them. He couldn't believe this was happening, right here, right now. Carefully, he pressed his ear against Cecil’s collar bone, listening to his shallow breath, and the steady irregular heartbeat. Almost immediately Cecil responded by wrapping both arms around Carlos, p
Many the Miles~Chapter 1Many the Miles~Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Many the Miles
Hail struck down on the still home as thunder caused the bedroom windows to violently vibrate. Elvis's voice effortlessly streamed out of the radio, but not too loudly, for fear that the rest of the household might hear. A couple of skirts were scattered around on the floor, while the rest of the room was tidy and smelled faintly of vanilla.
She gently placed her hand on the windowpane, feeling the uneven vibrations beneath her palm. She carefully searched for any handprints, for her mother would have a fit because she just cleaned. It was best to put away the skirts too, in case her mother would just barge in.
Leslie sighed at the capacious, gray cloud that oversaw Tulsa. If it had been sunny, maybe, just maybe she could have gone outside. It was a shame to waste a beloved Saturday, but it was at least better than being stuck inside school.
She pushed the curtain aside again and stared down at the neighborhood. If only she had a skyline view of the city, than she could
HeavenThere they laid; her hair toussled and tangled. The chill of the room was becoming unbearable and he had all the blanket.Heaven4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her head nuzzled into his shoulder, and he rolled over, smiling. Stroking gently, he moved her hair out of her eyes softly. "I like seeing your eyes," he teased, a small smirk moving onto his lips.
Her cheeks, of course, flushed, the reaction he knew would follow the simple tease.
"Did you know you're beautiful? He murmured, her eyes immediately leaving his. She would forever deny any compliment, any comment on her "outer beauty." It wasn't her, she claimed. She wasn't that pretty little water flower that everyone said she was, and she never would be and that was final. He smiled at the sound of the pout that was always in her voice when she went on her rant.
She shook her head, of course, rolling over to look away from him. Only forcing him to wrap his arm tightly around her waist, and kiss the base of her neck. "I promise. I wouldn't ever lie to y
How to Form A Metal BandHow to Form a Metal Band:How to Form A Metal Band3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Note: This is just a humour piece and is not a part of the appeal so just sit back and relax ^^
--Step One: Can you growl/be really high-pitched?--
a) Yes: Proceed to the next step
b) No: Find a new job
--Step Two: What does your growl/shriek sound like?--
a) OO-WAH-Ah-Ah-Ah: You are mentally unsound, proceed to heavy or death metal
b) SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: You are a viking wannabe, proceed to power or heavy metal
c) IIIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: Demons possess your throat, proceed to death or black metal
d) *Unintelligibly high shrieking noise*: You might have been born in a dirty cradle, proceed to black or power metal
e) ULULULULULULULULULU: Wrong genre, find a new job...
--Heavy metal: What do you like to sing/growl about--
a) I don't like to sing, I just like to growl: In that case find a female singer with a good voice so you can growl away while she sings. You may need to s
MemoryAnd after it all fell apart, you were still left to carve your memories where it counted most. You knew your mind would never make it's desicion, knew the hurtful words that people had said to you didn't matter.Memory4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it still did...
You always counted on other people to make you feel real, to take the pain away, kiss it up and plaster cheap band-aids on the scars, and often, they couldn't live up to your standards. You were left, pushing them away by your own choosing. And yet there you stood, questioning why they left.
They always said you'd get what you deserved...
One day, you promised, one day you said you were going to leave your impact on someone. Make them have something worth living for, someone to be proud of. Maybe even someone who would remember you later...
You only hoped they wouldn't acquire the same scars
Many the Miles~Chapter 3Many the Miles~Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*READ THE DESCRIPTION*
Many the Miles
"Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding
No, you don't what it's like
When nothing feels alright
You don't what its like to be like me
To be hurt
To feel lost"
~Simple Plan (Welcome To My Life)
Ten months passed as quick as a speeding bullet. Nothing had changed much in my life. I was thankful that school had ended yesterday, and miraculously, I passed math.
Nobody seemed to be completely over the death of Bob Sheldon, Sherri's boyfriend. It sent quite a shock wave through the West Side. My family had never known the Sheldons personally, but it was still alarming. One day, you see somebody at school goofing off with their friends, and the next, they've completely disappeared. I had seen the article in the paper that day. I recognized the two boys involved in the murder from school: Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade. I would've never guessed those two would be involved in a crime lik