About the Grinner's characterdon't worry, the revamp was taken down and I'm really glad :iconleemak: helped on explaining about the usual shit I have to deal with about the character.About the Grinner's character2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The thing is, I wanna know why. ( this isn't about the person that took the character, this is about in general now )
Why do people seem to want Grinner to be exactly like slenderman. A blank slate for anyone to put what they want and do what they want on the character. The creator of the slenderman has stated he does not care what people do with the creature.
Splendorman I'm not so sure is the same story with Lemon Demon. I'm going to assume he doesn't care since I haven't seen a thing about him complaining with it.
anyway what you people need to understand is that Grinner is not same. There's a lot of things that make him different from the slenderman that he actually is his own species now. Like for instance he has a damn personality and judging how everyone gets him wrong, must be a pretty damn complex personality. Which I guess
Folklore creatures explainedA short list of things that will help you better understand Scandinavian folklore creatures. Some I've talked about before, others are new.Folklore creatures explained9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) They are people. While they could turn invisible to humans they weren't considered spiritual creatures, but people with their own cultures. The troll culture, the elf culture, the gnome culture, and so on. They were believed to live normal everyday lives with their own conflicts and struggles, much like fantasy races in modern fiction.
2) They will treat you like you treat them. While some creatures are more dangerous than others, they always respond to respect with respect, kindness with kindness, and rudeness will be severely punished. This goes for ALL of them, even those popular media has taught you are either nice or evil.
3) They are connected with sex. Some like the huldra are inherently sexual, but even those that are not sexual in nature like gnomes still hold a stronger power over people who think a lot about sex, such as young people
Got questions about grinner?Ask away, I probably got answers for youGot questions about grinner?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
for those who don't know grinner:
No surprise, soft-tissue display organs in dinos!A recent discovery of a potential* "cockscomb" in the relatively plain (at least in its skeleton features) Edmontosaurus seems to have taken the world by surprise. I am a bit perplexed. Not to be a downer on the importance of the discovery, but at least some bloggers, journalists, etc. (even good ones) are acting like this is unexpected.No surprise, soft-tissue display organs in dinos!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edmontosaurus specimen with "cocksomb"
The fact of the matter is that living archosaurs (crocodilians and avians) both have soft-tissue display structures like wattles, caruncles, etc. In fact, we should be surprised if we found NO dinosaur fossils with soft-tissue display structures, considering their relative ubiquity in modern organisms. So this discovery (should it be validated by further analysis) should not be such a shock I'm afraid. And people who make exaggerated "all-your-dinosaurs-are-wrong" type statements should be ridiculed. We already knew our dinosaur reconstructions are likely to
Dragons in FlightJust something I now stumbled across and I wanted to share. Two flipbook-like animations of my two favorite D&D dragons in flight. Done by one of my favorite artists of all time, Todd Lockwood. Doesn't that look pretty neat? Especially the rippling wings of the Gold Dragon. be sure to check it out on the original blog in case you can't get the animation to work here: http://www.tolo.biz/2013/01/29/dragon-animations/Dragons in Flight1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you would excuse me now, I'll go stare at them a bit longer whist I fantasize about dragons flying though a majestic cloud landscape.
Big G Times - Legendary 2014 Edition - JanuaryOof, been awhile, hasn't it kids?!Big G Times - Legendary 2014 Edition - January3 months ago in Personal More Like This
- Firstly, the BIG news! Kraken Releasing (yes, that's what they're called) is putting out not one, not two, but THREE Godzilla flicks on Blu-Ray this year!
EBIRAH: HORROR OF THE DEEP
GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH
GODZILLA VS. GIGAN
Thusfar, all that's confirmed are dual language tracks, but special features and/or whether or not any of the films will have their respective American-produced dubs (superior in quality to the "international" dubs) have yet to be mentioned. Given that it's a relatively small set from a new company under the Section 23 label, we can at least hope for more than the drag-and-drop releases from Sony a few years back.
- Secondly, a hardcover graphic novel adaptation of GODZILLA (2014) is being released by DC (though sources say it might be Legendary Comics) - either way, Art Adams, Eric Battle, an
Big G Times - 7-26-2013 - Update!Update!Big G Times - 7-26-2013 - Update!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
-A friend reminded me that a little something called ATTACK OF THE FRIDAY MONSTERS! A TOKYO TALE came out on the 3DS virtual store recently.
I heartily recommend it to all of my fellow kaiju-lovers. Here's the catch, though - it's one of those pesky stories where battling titans are not, in fact, the point. It's a love-letter to not just the tokusatsu genre, but rather, the nostalgiac childhoods of many a Japanese citizen, growing up in the 1960's, where monsters and heroes were all the rage, and kids played outside and had their own adventures. It's GOONIES meets GODZILLA'S REVENGE with a dash of DEMEKING, with a heaping helping of ULTRAMAN GAIA: BATTLE IN HYPERSPACE.
The story is ultimately one of childhood. The peaceful Japanese suburb calls to mind the sort of kaiju story that Hayao Miyazaki would create - it revels in the mundane beauty of Japanese suburban life. I would normally say that those who are "expecting" a royal monster rumble would be "disappointed"...but that's
Whit's Character Design Contest- ResultsRESULTSWhit's Character Design Contest- Results2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO ALL WINNERS: The list of prizes are below, note me regarding claiming these
prizes. For the features, note me regarding pieces you'd like me to feature.
Sorry, I decided on a winner for a week or so now, just haven't had the chance
to post a results journal. So here are the wonderful entries:
I believe this is a great redesign of the original outfit and it has a great layout,
with comments and illustrations to clearly show the outfit's design. I fell in love
with the design and it's components, color schemes, and details. I can't wait
to draw Sunozone in that outfit!
I loved this so much, it was so hard to choose the other outfit over this one. I
love the tomboy look and how it stood out against the others. I loved the
goggles, shirt design, but most of all, those amazing pants!
Watch Matt play Godzilla Unleashed!I recently did a Let's Play for Rage Select in exchange for the "Classiest Website" t-shirt designWatch Matt play Godzilla Unleashed!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Watch Jeff, Jason and myself beat the crap out of each other while discussing the minutia of kaiju movies - a grand time is had by all!
Watch it here:
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Headcanon: Draconequus raceWriting this all down just to get it out of my head Prone to be edited as I figure out more stuff.Headcanon: Draconequus race11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The draconequus species (plural = draconequui) are an ancient, pan-dimensional race. Exactly how long they've been around is unclear, since clear records of them don't appear until after writing had been developed. Archaeologists speculate that they may have been misidentified as dragons in earlier analyses of prehistoric cave drawings; said drawings are still being studied.
Each draconequus is the embodiment of a universal concept*. All possess god-like magical powers, which they use to maintain the balance of their concepts in other dimensions. They exist in pairs of opposing concepts, which are perpetually at odds with each other. Certain Embodiments are inherently stronger than others; these would be the Embodiments of Life and Death, Time, and the four World-State Embodiments (order, chaos, prosperity, and armageddon). The World-State Embodiments are eternally at
Feathered Cryolophosaurus? Not so...I have yet seen many more things, now I'll address another: Feathered Cryolophosaurus.Feathered Cryolophosaurus? Not so...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
One is shown below:
It's nothing but overenthusiastic speculation by feather lovers.
First of all, no actual evidence of feathers have been found outside Coelurosauria. Carnotaurus, the only non-coelurosaurian with known skin impressions, shows scales.
Now, the alledged dilophosaurian feathers may be brought up. Well, that's only a loose interpretation from a possible dilophosaurid imprint, no actual fossil evidence of dilophosaurian integument of any kind has been found and confirmed.
Then, in a last resort, the notion of pterosaur pycnofibres being homologues to coelurosaurian feathers may be brought up. That's just baseless speculation, just like the commonly alleged Tyrannosaurus sexual dimorphism. There is no evidence of pterosaurian pycnofibres being homologous to dinosaurian integument.
If they were, one would expect to see feathered Carnotaurus, feathered sauropodomorphs, and large feathered
Color study of ichthyosaurFor the book "Monsterøglene på Svalbard" I did a lot of anatomy studies and sketches on the main characters, the ichthyosaurs. Here is one on color. In the end, we chose a more sober color (black greyish and white). It would be fun to make some paintings with more colorful animals some day though.Color study of ichthyosaur3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The presence of feathers in Dinosauria in 6 pointsThis is the long awaited post for my point of view on this question. I finally finished it inspired by the recent post of the deviantartist karkajou1993.The presence of feathers in Dinosauria in 6 points2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Now there is an updated and corrected blog post of this entry! Check it out: http://ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.it/#!/2013/01/the-presence-of-feathers-in-dinosauria.html
EDIT 2: the blog version has been updated with some new infos after an interesting post by Matt Martyniuk (link: http://dinogoss.blogspot.it/2013/09/youre-doing-it-wrong-dino-foot-scales.html). Go to read it!
1 - The ancestor of Dinosauria is feathered. Now we have proof that feathers were present both in theropods (Sinosauropteryx, Epidexipteryx, Velociraptor, Beipiaosaurus, Dilong, Anchiornis, etc..) other than ornithischians (Tianyulong, Psittacosaurus). Even i
Releasing my ModelsAs per many people's request, I'm thinking about releasing by models for download so people can use it as reference for their work, or even for texturing and rigging and whatever (although I have to warn you that I'm far from a professional, so if you want to use them for games or animations, you may have to edit them heavily to fit your needs. I'm preetty sure they're messy in this regard, since I make them solely for the looks).Releasing my Models1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They're blender files, although if there's any way to convert them for sculptris, zbrush and other 3d editing software without messing them up please tell me so more people can make use of them.
As I've stated above, you can feel free to use them for anything as long as I'm being properly credited. I know some people that would like to use them for Zoo Tycoon 2, so that'll be fun.
Along with that, I'm thinking of doing a contest: I'll release a model of some kind of dinosaur in a specific position, and the challenge is to send me pictures that you've made usi
Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway!Hello everyone!Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you remember last week my Avengers charms got a DD! I was so happy and excited that I wanted to thank all of you for adding me to your favorites and watches by doing another giveaway! This time you can win any ONE of the Avengers Charms! Or Loki. Loki also counts.
Please read all the rules, if you miss any steps your entry might not count.
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1.) +FAV [+fav] this journal!
2.) Go check out my contest and see if you want to enter. (you don't have to enter! but check it out anyway~ [Meow :3] ) You can win a sub + points + a custom charm from me! http://fav.me/d518jfj Contest ends July 1st!
3.) It's not required that you [Added to my devWatch!] watch me or my art, but it is suggested since if you watch me, you'll see when I post the winner! Plus
FAQs: Skryke edition.Q: Where did you get the name "skryke" from?FAQs: Skryke edition.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A: I picked it out years and years back when they were still played by Jurassic Park Coelophysis action figures. It was a harsh sounding word that seemed appropriate. In 2010 I found out it is also an old Norse word for "shriek", and they do have a hell of a shrieking attack call, so it all worked out beautifully.
Q:Who is "Sky Matriarch"?
A: The skryke creator-deity, skryke society is heavily matriarchal and thus their "god" is female.
Q:Wait...they have religion?
A: Yes it seems humans aren't the only sophonts who concoct divine explanations for things they can't explain. See this journal entry for more fav.me/d3oegch
Q: Are they "raptors"?
A: The proper term is "Dromaeosaur", and no, they aren't.
Q: So what are they?
A: Current canon is still that skykes evolved from some sort of Jeholornis-type ancestor, though not Jeholornis itself. As it turns out it was recently discovered that Jeh
'Demon's Due' DefinedNote: I continually update this entry each time I post a new page of the story. So, it frequently has new information, but may not be worth your time unless you are hopelessly lost in this story or you are looking for dirt you can use against me... After receiving a warning/error message that this journal entry was too long for DA, I split it into two sections, one for the explanation of the project, and one for the fun, supplementary stuff. The second one, "'Demon's Due' Plus" is here: http://faile35.deviantart.com/journal/44054408/ Also, collared-by-faile has a Facebook account set up where she'll be posting status updates for what we're working on. It's mostly just to catalog for ourselves what we're doing, but if you'd like to follow along, send a friend request to her http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002442712224 . If, while you're there you want to play FrontierVille with her, just send a neighbor request. She''Demon's Due' Defined7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beautiful fecesCoprolites (petrified feces) are fantastic fossils (that's why I have one on my own) they can tell you something about the feeding, the digestion and sometimes even about the DNA of the animal which produced it, oh and they can tell you in addition much about the habitat this animal lived in. But in most cases we have little idea which species they are belong too. That's not the case in an recent study from Argentinia where the paleontologists describe the oldest known communal latrines. Thankfully they are preserved good enough to make it very probably that the animal which produced these big amount of shit was a kannemeyeriiform dicynodont. Some individuals were even found beside their last turb.Beautiful feces5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Communal latrines are often important parts of an more complex social structure not only for aniamls but also for humans (the old romans tend to do business at such places). Communal latrines are a strong evidence for a herding behavior and are today maybe best known from Alpakas and th
Excalibur's 1000 Clauses1. My mornings starts off with a cup of coffee! Do not forget!Excalibur's 1000 Clauses6 years ago in Personal More Like This
22. A refreshing morning begins with a refreshing greeting!
58. When I am humming a tune to myself, you must not speak!
75. Excalibur's birth day must be celebrated in a grand manner!
172. Hold a sense of the Japanese spirit!
202. The highest class toilet must be prepared!
278. You must never permit carrots in my meals!
349. You must never violate my food preferences!
452. My five hour story time. (You must absolutely read to me every day at five o'clock.)
573. You're to always stay 3 step behind me while walking!
578. A hero shall always convey the truth!
602. Food must be freshly prepared!
667. Always praise Excalibur!
679. I must always have a dehumidifier in my room!
998. When you order a package for home delivery, you must always use cash on delivery.
In The New YearIt's a new year, so I'm ready for a bit of give and take. I want your awesome, but also to say some inspiring words.In The New Year4 months ago in Personal More Like This
If there's any advice I wish I could give to my younger self, it's this: People will hate what you have to say artistically. No matter what, somewhere, someone is going to hate what you do. You will meet people who will sneer at you, tell you you're crazy and stupid and untalented and wasting your time. You'll be ridiculed for trying, made fun of when you schedule time for your projects instead of hanging with friends or watching reality TV, and condemned when you actually finish something. People will claim offense, that worst of things, especially if anything you have to say involves race, gender, sexuality, politics, economics, religion, spirituality, culture, history, or a commentary on any of the above.
You'll be told that the worst thing you can do is offend someone. That you shouldn't speak up or make a bold statement because you <i wytiwyg="1">
Walking with Talking Dinosaurs review (SPOILERS)Yes, guys, I went to the cinema.Walking with Talking Dinosaurs review (SPOILERS)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how excited I was when I saw the first trailer for this movie like half a year ago. It´s so visually stunning and the animals are so detailed and accurate - and then I found out Fox executives decided that dinosaurs are only for the youngest of children and made the dumbest dialogue possible to be voiced over almost every scene. This movie is torn between the awesome visuals and the cringeworthy jokes, making it the ultimate sadistic choice for any dinosaur fan.
I decided to go to the cinema, thinking visuals like this need to be experienced on the big screen and that the dialogue couldn´t be that bad - in the German dub of this movie, the narrating bird is voiced by German comedian Otto Waalkes (well, he voiced Sid the Sloth in all Ice Age movies), whom I am a big fan of, so I knew even if that made the movie even more childish (he´s one of the less mature acting comedians), I´d at least f
Regarding "Fighting is Magic""Don't panic" - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsRegarding "Fighting is Magic"1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of you may have heard the recent news about the fan game, "Fighting is Magic", If not, here's pretty much all you need to know to be caught up on what's going on with that game.
Many people have become upset within the short amount of time since the release of this statement, and with good reason too. I'm not going to get into a discussion of who's right and who's wrong, or what the law says, or how copyright works or any of that. All I want to do is point out that according to the announcement, it seems as if the development team behind Fighting is Magic, Mane6, is attempting to hold discussions with Hasbro about continuing development.
With that in mind, now is not the time for negativity and hatred towards Hasbro for their actions. Instead, now's the time to offer our support and encouragement to Mane6. They could easily say "so m
My opinion about the Genesect Movie,and stuff...Hello! You probably thought I dissapeared again from DeviantArt.My opinion about the Genesect Movie,and stuff...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry about that, but If I have nothing to upload or show to you, then I have this guilty feeling that will stop me from even entering the site! It's kinda frustrating, to be honest. Also, I've been kinda uninspired to draw anything at all lately...
That is, until I saw the Genesect movie trailer,and the appearance of Mewtwo, in all his mighty awesomeness =3
*Fan mode on*
I mean, Cmon! The very first second he shows off to protect Ash and Co., he introduces us to yet another amazing ability from his unlimited arsenal.
Pick an option:
A) Moved a LOT faster than Extremespeed!
B) Slowed the flow of time!
He pulled a Matrix move, and everything went slow motion around him! No matter which one you pick, both are amazing traits!
You may add it to the "Create a huge apocaliptic hurricane with one hand" move
*Fan mode off*
Which brings us to its new Forme:
I...dont like it.
I mean, im no