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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 Alone2 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.
What am I doing wrong? A guide to character designHello again, lovelies.What am I doing wrong? A guide to character design3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, I have noticed that there seem to be a lot of design conflicts on the site regarding that someone has *le gasp!* copied your character. Oh, the humanity! How dare they?! How dare they also have a character set who are only black, white, and red because that makes them so deep and edgy. How dare their animal also have a star/heart/diamond on its forehead? How dare they make a character with rainbow legs/tails?! How dare they have a fursona with a "dark" side when they become enraged? How dare their sparkle fursona be black with lime green, hot pink, and cyan markings?! How. Fucking. Dare. They?!
So, you call them out on their obvious theft of your character, and then things get spicy. You get barraged by an army of white knights. You send your white knights after their white knights. Then, when all that is going on, you get a nice, big taste of "trolling" because you're all probably worked up and obsessi
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
Good night, Carlos “Good evening, Listeners.” Cecil gulped, his voice cracking on the very last syllable. “Today, is not the day for celebration.” He paused, eyes fluttering shut. He could feel his eyes grow quite moist at just the thought of announcing this. “Our, dearest, dearest Carlos… Has left us… and Night Vale.” He spoke in a heavy tone, doing everything in his power not to throw the microphone against the wall. “I am not allowed to disclose why or how, but please, let us remember that the secret police, are ALWAYS watching.” He bit his lip so hard little blots of blood bubbled at the surface. His magnificent, perfect Carlos was gone. There was nothing left for him in Night Vale, nothing worth living for. He placed a shaky hand over the desk and leaned forward. “ Do NOT try to investigate the secrets of Night Vale, listeners. Do not try to confront the hooded figures.” He heaved, hisGood night, Carlos2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Bit on HomosexualityI am here to speak of something that some people tend to shy away from. I am going to speak frankly about the fact that Homosexuality and Christianity should be able to coexist in a peaceful manner. I see anger and hate time and again. The same things are written on right wing sites opposing Homosexuality. They always say something along the lines of, "Homosexuality is a sin, and God will not allow sinners into Heaven." Alright, well, now that this has been established about a half a million times, I am going to take a chance and disprove it. My basic question to all of you is, "Why exactly can't Christians and Homosexuals get along?" The answer is that they should be able to.A Bit on Homosexuality3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Most of the time people write long paragraphs about how those who are Homosexual are "disgusting" in God's eyes. There are even websites named things like "God Hates Gays." There is a very big issue with this. That being that if you really take the time to read and understand any part of the Bible,
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?2 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
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 Sue3 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.
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's3 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
Dipper goes to Wendy's Chapter Two Its been three days since Dipper has had any real emotional moments with Wendy. At first it saddened him, but he then realized that Wendy had a good reason.Dipper goes to Wendy's Chapter Two2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“I’m just trying to keep ‘us’ a secret.” She had told him the other day. IT wasn’t too bad though, she still showed some affection for him. Every now and then, she would squeeze his hand, or peck him on the cheek, whilst no one was watching. She tried to spend alone time with him, but everyone in the mystery shack had unknowingly been a snoop. The two thought they were able to successfully keep their silly love a romance, well, of course, except for Mabel. Although, it wasn’t very troublesome, as Mabel knew the importance of keeping it confidential. She had worked so hard for those two to be together, she wasn’t about to ruin it. Everything seemed fine, however, they didn’t notice the suspicions of another close by.
Profile SkeletonName: (Self explanatory, but can do with elaboration. Meaning of name, appropriateness, background, connotation. Also includes nicknames, titles, etc.)Profile Skeleton3 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
Deadbolts Ch. 18Deadbolts Ch. 183 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jade's hands were clenched into tight fists. "Why did you do that, Revis? You had no right to do that!"
"Actually, I did." He glanced over the top of her head to make sure no one was coming down the hall, then ushered her inside his room. His roommate, Benn, shouldn't be back for at least an hour, so that gave them some time. Revis hated to admit it, but he wanted this talk with Jade to be over with so he could go check on Vyra. He hadn't been to see her since last night, almost a full day. She must feel like he abandoned her.
"What makes you think that?" his sister screamed as soon as the door shut. "It's my business! Why do you always think you can butt into it?"
You don't know how big a favor I've done you, little sister. "You need someone else who understands your condition. I'm not saying you need someone else, because I know you can take care of yourself, but if the day comes when I'm not here anymore, I just want to know there'll be someone
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
Pounding Head And there was that pounding in his head again beating in his ears like a snare drum keeping the time for the army as lines of cadets marched in the rain, black leather boots crushing puddles to cobblestone and splashing water up like a miniature tsunami. A tsunami which would rise up and swell from the ocean, grabbing at the buildings and pulling them down greedily. Greedy the way the tax man ripped the poor man's home away, leaving him depressed and alone and beaten. Beaten the way the blond woman curled up on her bathroom floor with bruises on her face and arms was by her husband, the husband she can't leave because of some misguided and self-destructive sense of loyalty. Loyalty rooted in the confusion between love and terror, the loyalty felt by the boy who demands his kidnapper not be punished, and psychiatrists gravely announce has developed Stockholm syndrome, the way he falls asleep in her mother's arms, dreaming oPounding Head3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
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.
Foolish Heart.I'm a fragile thing.Foolish Heart.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm far more delicate than your mother's finest vase filled with artificial flowers and love to the brim.
I can shatter with the tiniest mistreatment.
I try to hide away in the darkest labyrinths; it's to keep myself safe.
I fear being broken once again.
I've been down that jagged path, I don't want to do it again.
But then a light finds my safe place; Awe replaces fear.
The light isn't so bad, it's soothing even.
For months we do this tango of love and grace.
I thought I could finally be safe again in the arms of a total stranger, who transformed into my lover.
Some things I didn't understand about you, but I let them go.
Your light was dangerous, it blinds from the truth.
I found that out far too late.
I'd fallen and shattered, and awaited for you to pick up the pieces.
Finally I realized that you never would.
You're empty inside; never to be satisfied.
Not even the deepest love could fill the holes in your heart.
I was a fool to fall and now I'm living with the
Tyrone X Paper Jam Dipper oneshot Ok so, here's a few things to note before reading:Tyrone X Paper Jam Dipper oneshot2 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
I am not an objectThere’s something I don’t like about the phrase “rape culture.” It’s not that I think it doesn’t exist or that I want to turn a blind eye to the problem. Rather, I feel like it is a misnomer that breeds confusion and skeptism. Rape culture is not just about rape. In fact, most of the time it is not. It is about objectifying women. Objectifying of women can lead to rape, but more often it appears in the form of little acts of disrespect and harassment that strip a woman of her feeling of humanity.I am not an object2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I think a lot of people don’t realize how much these sorts of dehumanizing experiences can affect a person… especially if they’ve never been the target of one. But they shouldn’t be minimized, even if they never escalate. People seem to think that sexual harassment is “no big deal” so long as it doesn’t culminate in rape. “You got catcalled? Groped at a party? Leered a
Dipper goes to Wendy's FanficThis is my first Gravity falls fanfiction, Lets see how this trainwreck goes ^^""Dipper goes to Wendy's Fanfic2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It was a fine day in Gravity Falls. A mild summer storm had just passed over, leaving everything damp. The sun gleamed brightly through the dusty old windows of the Mystery Shack, as if apologizing for being gone so long. Dipper sat up, annoyed by the sudden bright light, and rubbed his eyes. Things didn't go well with Robbie and Wendy yesterday. Although he had made that pact with Robbie, he couldn't help but feel depressed. He loved seeing Wendy smile, but hated the fact that they weren't meant for him. The thought of being helplessly in love with Wendy was difficult, as she seemed perfectly fine without him. He knew that it was wrong to live his life like this, and tried to get over it, something stopped him every time. He decided to make the best of it and forget
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
Epiphany-- Chapter 121Epiphany-- Chapter 1213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
[[Disclaimer:]] Well this was a long time coming and OH MY GOD.
WHO CALLED IT?
[[The Last DayUnmasking]]
Nana rose from the River's waters as they came upon the site, already coaxing a boat over to them. She ushered it to the River's edge in preparation to ferry the trio down the emerald waters.
"I am a bit concerned, though," the Watcher said, nodding down the way, into the darkness.
"Concerned about what?" Vayu asked, setting Lillian onto her feet.
"There's a woman down here, a Lost womanI'm afraid for her, with the Freakies comin' down," Nana said.
"Oh, Asphodel," Lillian gasped, rubbing the side of her face. "I forgot about her. Can she not be moved?"
"I could try," Nana said, biting her lip. "But if she moves, I think the Freakies will notice."
"Not like it matters, they'd find her down here if we left her, that's why you were concerned in the first place," Vayu growled. "Go get her and
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