*What REALLY Defines a MarySue/GaryStu Character?Frankly, I ignore most people's craptastic Mary Sue/Gary Stu OC's because they are so badly written/designed it makes me utterly sick as a long time RPer in live action and tabletop RPG's. This crap people are doing on DA and calling it Role Playing, that's childish BS compared to what I've grown up doing. And sorry to burst people's delusional bubble here, but yes, your whatever-its-name-is characters are Mary Sue/Gary Stu characters. Want to know why? The traits that define all Mary Sue/Gary Stu characters include the following:*What REALLY Defines a MarySue/GaryStu Character?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Making a character that is a carbon copy clone of a canon character's appearance in an established fiction.
Making a character that is a bastardized, masculinized, or feminized clone of a canon character's appearance in an established fiction.
Making a character that has the exact same physical and/or special abilities as a canon character in an established fiction.
Making a character that is more powerful than
Hasbro's Final Word on Transformers and GenderOkay, I have been stating for several years now that Hasbro has maintained since the creation of the Transformers in 1984 and reiterated repeatedly since then (most notably at a Botcon 2010 panel) that the Transformers are in fact GENDERLESS. Well, this Transformer Tiggy preordered the Covenant of Primus as soon as it was available to do so and it arrived at around noon-thirty on December 13th, 2013 (and as of this posting I am half way through reading it). This book is “written” from the perspective of the third of the thirteen Primes and inherently their historian, Alpha Trion, to the human friends of the Autobots. In the Forward (the third paragraph specifically), he states the following [with my personal notations and clarifications]:Hasbro's Final Word on Transformers and Gender1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“For the ease of your reading pleasure, I have translated many Cybertronian proper nouns, pronouns, and phrases into English, and into Earth-normative concepts also. In doing
The truth about Christianity and the BibleCan it be spelled out any more clearly to you lot? Add to that the fact that the Ten Commandments were stolen directly from the Egyptian Book of the Dead (I have not stolen, I have not killed, I have not lied, etc). It's all just a bad plagiarism of other people's religion which has then been used to control the populace through fear! >.< And people wonder why I walked away from Christianity.The truth about Christianity and the Bible2 months ago in Personal More Like This
*What would you Believe?All too often people take their anonymity for granted, posting their real identity on line for all to see. But then so many believe they are protected from the wrongdoings of others, that they think they are safe, even when they do post personal information. Yet what would you believe of what they post about themselves? For example, what would you believe of me? Would you believe I'm a 44 year old man from Florida? Would you believe I'm a 39 year old woman from Idaho? Would you believe I'm a 35 year old man from Wisconsin? Would you believe I'm a 27 year old woman from New Jersey? Would you believe I'm a 22 year old man from California? Would you believe I'm a 15 year old girl from Oklahoma? Would you believe any of those at all or would you assume that none of them were the truth because I specifically listed them? Then there are names. Is my name Kathy Armstrong? What about David Buchanan? Or perhaps is it Andrea Smythe? Or maybe even Robert Cole? Or is my name something else entirel*What would you Believe?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WTF??? Im soooooo confused 0_o (IRL)WTF??? Im soooooo confused 0_o (IRL)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Uhh, so I kinda don't understand that though I only friended her and didn't know her at all, she started noting me telling me that Bonita was all this stuff. But I know for a fact I have seen proof and I have known her longer than her, she isn't like this. And to those of you who will post rude comments on this Journal will be marked as spam and possibly blocked. I'm not being immature, but I am tired of this nonsense because she has also done this to several other friends of mine and Bonita's. I posted this cause I'm tired of her saying things that are untrue.
Again I will say that I know for a fact that Bonita isn't like this at all and when I friended :iconRavette2004: she noted me without me saying a word to her at all and started talking bad about her and saying a lot of untrue things. Bonita told me what she did truthfully and had apologized
*RP Rules and EtiquetteWell now, it seems that a lot of people on DA, and across the internet for that matter, have a huge misconception about what Role Playing actually is, let alone the fact that they have no idea how to do it properly. Most of those who are clueless are children (under 18) who not only have no idea what they are doing, but also clearly had no proper instruction, or very bad instruction, on how to Role Play correctly, let alone proper Role Play etiquette. The rest of the clueless ones that are actually adults are one of four things: generally ignorant and need proper instruction, received bad instruction on how to RP, are arrogant jerks who think they are the center of the RP, or are drama queens seeking attention and will throw a childish tantrum if they don't get their way.*RP Rules and Etiquette3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me, I usually like to give people the benefit of the doubt and try to give them proper instructions on how to RP correctly. As a lifetime RPer, from Live Action ReCreationism Role Play, to COStume PLAY, to Live Act
Buyer Beware!EDIT 6: Legitimate Japanese release cover images and links to Amazon dot com listings for them are added at the bottom of the journal.Buyer Beware!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 5: More Ebay listings found, past listings updated, = Edit 5 listings added.
EDIT 4: More Ebay listings found, = Edit 4 listings added.
EDIT 3: If you want to know how to identify bootleg ripoff fake DVDs from legitimate licensed DVDs, I posted a journal here that provides links to resources that will help you in identifying the bootlegs. http://leathurkatt.deviantart.com/journal/Do-You-Have-Bootleg-DVDs-293999867
EDIT 2: More Ebay listings found, = Edit 2 listings added, = original post listings.
EDIT 1: Thank you to :iconGatekat: for this info: Another red flag that ensures 100% positive that a DVD is a bootleg ripoff - Region 0. Only personal DVDR's make those, not companies, ergo, it's stolen property. http
Transformers Fan Book ProjectEDITTransformers Fan Book Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, things are being pushed back a bit for two reasons:
1. I'm being told I need MORE responses from fans to add to the book, so please spread the word and if you haven't sent me yours yet, please do so.
2. As I am self publishing, I need to purchase the ISBN ($100) to get the ball rolling and get the book available globally through Amazon.com and Barns n Noble.com, as well as in a registry for brick-and-mortar stores to pick up my book and sell it. So it's going to take a little time to pull the funds together.
The book itself is finished, save for more responses from fans. Once I have what I need and the book is in publication, I will post a photo of the book itself with links to where you can purchase it. All moneys earned from the sale of this book will go towards publishing future novels and other books.
The idea has evolved into a project I wish to do for TF fans world wide. Even my 62 year old mother got in on it and I introduced
Attention Femme Autobots!Attention Autobots, this is Elita One,Attention Femme Autobots!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to call a meeting here to this journal to allow Femmes to find each other, for it has come to my attention that ArceeG1 is looking to try and find Moonracer and Chroma, Please comment and read the comments to find other femmes and help others to protect the Earth and Cybertron of Megatron.
Just remember keep peace and help one another. Here is some names of each leader and femmes, this will help other femmes know each leader of each faction and find the Autobot femmes:
Optimus-Prime-G1 <---Optimus Prime, the Autobot leader.
MegatronTFG1 <--- Megatron, the Decepticon leader.
Fan Made Femmes
*Fan Fiction: To Write or Not To Write?That is indeed the question that vexes many a fan in these modern times. There are so many views regarding fan fiction - some give free reign, some are fine as long as it is non-pornographic and/or non commercial, and some are vehemently against it. While most licensed authors and copyright holders offer their opinions in as little as a sentence to as much as a paragraph, there is one who has publicly posted their views against fan fics in a long and detailed rant and why they feel this way.*Fan Fiction: To Write or Not To Write?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I am actually curious about is what you all feel, with regards to the authors who actively discourage or outright forbid fan derivative works as compared to those who are open to it or even encourage it, as well as why you feel as you do towards such works or the opinions thereof. I want to know how you v
A very long drive towards hope. . .There are often times I sit back and reflect upon many things in my life as I go about my daily duties. I think of those I have met and those whom I call friend, brother, sister, companion, family. I think of their struggles in life, the good days and the bad, and I often wish I could do more to ease their pain and give them comfort as well as congratulations and encouragement. These are the good people who deserve good things, and yet life has done them great harm by the hands of spiteful individuals. They are strong Sparks despite the pain, or perhaps because of it, and they stand firm in their belief that they have the right to live and be who they are. They are the ones I hold dear to me, they are the ones I lift up and give support to when they need me, and in whom I see a reflection of myself; their kindness and generosity, their strength and perseverance, their conviction and determination, and their protectiveness and compassion for others. It is they whom I embrace as friend,A very long drive towards hope. . .2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Stop Fandom Hatred(Slightly edited from original posting on November 11th, 2011.)*Stop Fandom Hatred2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's hard enough for us adult Transfans who get ridiculed and bullied for liking what society considers "a child's cartoon" or "a 30 minute toy commercial" without us turning on each other like rabid animals with zero intellectual quotient altogether. I write and draw a number of subjects, including Transformers. I have friends who adore or are even in love with the characters. We as a fandom promote open affection and love between these characters, even openly accepting "homosexuality" despite the fact that Transformers are inherently genderless and that masculine and feminine personalities are strictly that, a personality archetype and not a physical or biological component.
We KNOW they are a fictional sentient giant alien robotic race, key words being fictional and robotic here, yet we lov
BILL HAS GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN...**stands and applauds** Thank You Bill! Just one more reason why I love Bill Cosby - He has always told us exactly how it is and he doesn't beat around the bush mincing words or trying to spare our feelings.BILL HAS GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
BILL HAS GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN...
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English.
I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.
The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kid
*Rule 34 and SlashYou know, I've been involved with quite a number of fandoms for quite a long time. One thing I see time and again is what is universally referred to as "Rule #34", which is the rule that states "If it exists there IS porn of it." Well, sure fine whatever. I'm not into porn, but whatever floats your boat I guess. There are more than a few "Rule #34" applications that I personally find disturbing, to say the least.*Rule 34 and Slash3 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, this also brings me to the whole "Slash" thing, whether it's fics, art, whatever. There seems to be a number of people who actually do not understand what the actual definition of "Slash" really is. Well, I'll make it very straight forward and to the point:
Slash = any fan story/art containing a pairing between same-sex (usually male/male) canon characters.
FemSlash = any fan Slash story/art containing a pairing between female/female only canon characters.
OCSlash = any fan story/art containing a pairing between same-sex characters where one
TF Prime episodes + remindersTF: Prime episodesTF Prime episodes + reminders4 years ago in Personal More Like This
= New episode
A majority of the group so far has voted for TF: Prime episodes to be posted up here weekly. Here are the new episodes so far for those of you who haven't seen them:
S E A S O N 1
Episode 1: Darkness Rising Part 1
Episode 2: Darkness Rising Part 2
Episode 3: Darkness Rising Part 3
Episode 4: Darkness Rising Part 4
Episode 5: Darkness Rising Part 5
Bare vs BearI get SO tired of people, especially native English speakers, being completely inept when it comes to using the correct words for things. I realize some words can get confused with ones that have multiple spellings and sound the same (There - location, Their - possessive pronoun, They're - contraction of They Are /// Too - also, Two - number, To - direction /// Weather - atmospheric conditions and resulting destructive forces, Whether - case or fact), but I mean REALLY, it's not that hard to remember guys, seriously. We all went to school, will you at least TRY to type like you actually paid attention and learned something in class? This includes correct spelling and at least an attempt at correct grammar and punctuation, guys. Below is the actual definitions for both terms Bare and Bear. (The short version: Bare = Naked... Bear = All other definitions... You see? It's not that hard.) Non native English speakers at least TRY to be legible and understood, so why canBare vs Bear2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You really really need to read this If you actually stopped to read this because of the title, congrats you're smart! If I still don't have you convinced you need to read this whole thing, then what I'm going to say probably doesn't affect you anyways. If you actually care then keep reading, I'll try to keep this brief but I guarantee it'll end up being longYou really really need to read this 1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just going to start over at the beginning, since I have a lot of beans to spill. Some of you may know this and some may not. There are friends in real life who I may not ever even tell this to. It's not something that comes up in every day conversation I used to do a lot of hardcore drugs like meth and heroin not too long ago. Thankfully I've managed to put that behind me and after several years of addiction, I've been clean for six months now. I wont go into the details, but just please do understand that drugs really destroy a person. So for all you people that I'm terrible at keeping in touch with, don't answer
Location: Optimus Prime HQHello fellow Autobots and allies,Location: Optimus Prime HQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please come and meet with me in my headquarters.
What is required of you:
RULES: 1. No godmodding! 2. You are NOT the Centre-Of-The-Universe. 3. No swearing! 4. Membership will be granted through request ONLY. 5. Anyone who interrupts the RP will be banned effective immediately. 6. HAVE FUN! 7. Decepticons are allowed to enter and crash the party after getting permission from TheAutobotCommander. 8. Anyone who is disgusting or TOO random will be banned. 9. Questions, comments, and concerns can be forwarded to this account.
I look forwarded to having a conversation with all of you.
Optimus Prime out.
MeetingFellow Autobots, we are having a meeting to discuss the Decepticons.Meeting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All are welcome to join... ((except Decepticons)).
I look forward to seeing you all there.
*Creating Your Own ComicsOh what a fun idea, creating your own comics and possibly getting them published! But a lot of new comic artists creating their own books make some very common mistakes and end up losing heart to frustration and discouragement because people end up not being able to follow the story. The reason for that is often one of the following: color scheme is too monochrome or too elaborate which makes the characters hard to identify from each other or from the background, characters and background are too heavily detailed and get lost in each other, the frame layout is hard to follow because the positioning and flow of action is counter-intuitive, or the dialogue boxes are hard to follow because they're in a pattern that is counter-intuitive and hard to follow. Well, here are a few tips on helping to make your comic look and read better for your chosen audience.*Creating Your Own Comics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First you need to decide on a theme for your comic. What kind of feel are you going for - dramatic, dark
Clues your Transformers Fanfic is Probably CrapI am an avid Transformers fan, have been since watching the first Transformers movie (2000). Since then I've immersed myself in its many universes; loving some and loathing others. One facet I continually search is the fanfiction which is a wonderful way of expanding the universes and even rarely improving upon them. I myself write fanfiction and love doing so.Clues your Transformers Fanfic is Probably Crap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, as with all fanfiction (no matter what show/game/book it is written for), there is a plethora of crap stories neck deep one must wade through to find the true literary gems. Put simply: 90% of fanfiction is god awful crap written by some kid/proto-adult with little to no writing skills and even less creativity.
NOW…I'm not saying everything I have written is great because that would be a bald-faced lie and terribly arrogant on my part. My earlier work has some of these "peeves" and it took a very honest reviewer to tell me so. If not for Storyseeker I probably would never have written anything better. AND I KNOW ever
Pedophilia is something I DON'T JOKE WITHBefore getting started, I want to mention that what I'm saying here is in perfect cohesion with DeviantART rules, and so it is with LAWS !Pedophilia is something I DON'T JOKE WITH2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's start with a little quote.
We cannot allow any nude works featuring individuals under the age of 18, nor may the works depict these individuals in a 'sexually driven' manner such as posing in lingerie or displaying a sexually suggestive or provocative pose.
This prohibition is for legal reasons; the laws in the United States are the governing laws in regards to all submissions regardless of the deviant's country of origin. Photographs which are suspected of depicting a minor in this manner will be temporarily suspended from public view and proper legal documentation (as outlined above) will be demanded while photographs which clearly depict a minor (including toddlers, preteens, and teenagers) in this manner will be removed without notice.
Submissions of a non- photographic nature which clearly depict a minor, fictional cha
*Regarding Fan Art LawI'm sure you all saw it in your messages, and I thought I would offer my answers to the two questions regarding fan art and how I see it on the side of an artist who draws it. You may agree with it, you may not. We all have our own views and opinions, after all. If you wish to read more, have a look at the conversations here --> http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Fan-Art-Law-326536193*Regarding Fan Art Law2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The original posting of my comment can be found here --> http://comments.deviantart.com/1/326536193/2739437857
1. How do you feel when creating a piece of fan art or fan fiction around your favorite character or story?
I feel like I'm part of the fantasy, part of the story; whether as a direct observer involved in the creation of a story, or by mentally slipping into the mind of a character within the story. It is a primary reason I enjoy both Role Playing as well as writing, whether fan fictions and fan RP's or whether the story and characters are completely my own original works.
My apologies and hopes.I realize I have been absent for some time, and for this I do apologize. I must confess a bit of frustration concerning the extent to which my duties and responsibilities occupy my time. This can not be helped. As leader of the Autobots, I must attend to my responsibilities to them. I can not remain an effective leader if I shirk those duties as their leader. The Autobots are not merely soldiers under my command, they are also friends, brothers to me. I will not allow myself to stand apart from them, though sometimes I feel myself isolated from them because of my heritage and title as Prime. This oft forced isolation does distress me, but I know they understand that I do care for them.My apologies and hopes.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I may be their leader, but I will not ask them to do that which I am unwilling to do myself. I will, however, choose the one among my team with the best skills and abilities for the task at hand, whether it is myself or another. To that end, we work together as a cohesive unit, each of us stepping in whe