Internet Trolls and Slander...Hello everyone.
Well, this is pretty ironic. Remember my poll about cyber-bullying I posted some time ago? Well, right now I'm going through something like that. Cyber-bullying.
So, some person that I'm not going to name and who I don't know, ever met or even ever spoke to has been sending mass PM's to all my friends, watchers and all my club members lies and slander about me, and the sad this is, a lot of people for some reason fall for it. To some they send lies that my artwork is stolen, to some that I'm a hacker/script kiddy and to some that I'm a spammer bot spamming and exploiting bugs or holes in the system. And he encourages everyone to report me to dA staff.
Now, I have never done any of these things, so I'm really confident reporting me will do no good. But why do it? Why spread slander and lies about me? Please, people, I beg you, don't believe this person. He's just a person with 2 deviations and really low activity, so it's definitely someone's sockpuppet. Of course nobody
Goals...?I've been thinking about this for a while now. What exactly do I want to do with comics? What are some of my goals? What's the future hold for my stuff? Here are just a couple of stream of conscious thoughts:Goals...?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want to be big on YouTube, that's for sure. I've never liked getting in-front of the camera, I don't have the time or ambition to work on animations anymore, and I certainly can't crank out videos as fast as some of the big guys over there. It's a huge competition and I just don't want to have anything to do with that. I think my youtube page is marked private and you have to have specific links to view anything. I might make an odd video here or there, but they're most likely just goofy things I do for fun, not for any sort of attention or recognition.
I'm curious about how I should move forward with DA. I think a majority of my haters are outraged that I'm popular on DA and that I'm content with drawing simple cartoons when I'm obviously talented enough to do more comple
I think I can draw again!I think I might be getting my creativity back( not sure if anyone has notice...but I have hardly drawn anything for months :iconcryforeverplz...I guess its just that maybe I felt like all the stuff I was watching was getting stale ( either the anime/manga wasn't worth watching anymore considering the latest chapters e.g Naruto/Bleach..etc or the Anime was so short that I had explored most of the possibilities already e.g Death Note) I need new stuff! Avatar is amazing...Its quite childish in places but its light hearted and has a plot that progresses and has a deeper meaning etc. And the characters are adorable! specially Appa...Omg he is so cute. Oh and too the the countless droves of people who are asking me if I have been living in a cave my whole life and why haven't I watched Avatar before? Its because I don't really like cartoons...weird I know.. considering I watch anime/manga. I am suuupppeerrr picky, I won't watch anything that doesn't look interesting or to my tastes. We alI think I can draw again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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BRAVE was... ok.Saw Brave the other night. I had deliberately kept all info about this movie away from me so that I could go in with a fresh viewpoint. There might be spoilers here, so if you haven't seen the movie tread carefully through this journal. To be honest, I don't really want to talk about the movie all that much, but more or less the public perception of this movie.BRAVE was... ok.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brave was quite good, but I have a feeling it's not gonna have the impact so many people were expecting it to. Prior to the release, the fact that this was a PIXAR princess story with a female lead was SUCH a huge deal to some people. I think there were some lofty expectations that this was going to trump Disney princess stories and show women as strong capable role models without resorting to typical cliches and what not...
I'm not sure if that's what PIXAR was going for, in fact, the biggest complaint being lobbied against Brave is that it's both "too safe" and "too conventionally Disney." Brave is a good movie, but it does fo
Thinking PositivelySorry 'bout the last journal, that was a bit emo wasn't it? lolThinking Positively2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, "I've come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace. That TWO a lawfirm. And that three or more become a CONGRESS! And by god I have had this congress! For 10 years King George and his-" oh... wait... hang on...
I meant to say I've come to the obvious conclusion that there's far too much hate on the internet. And while I might speak my mind about issues I feel are important, I myself have a tendency to focus a bit too much on the negativity side of things and not appreciate all the wonderful wonderful people there are around me.
So for this next week or so, I wanna try something different. I'm gonna try to make comics about being positive and happy about who you are, both as an artist and a person. I'm gonna start reblogging onto tumblr stuff I like from my favs or from fans too. And I'm going to try to say thank you to my fans ore often.
I'm calling this lil' experiment "project po
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Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
Watcher Feature!I have been lurking for many days collecting artists for my watcher feature I could only choose a few but I will be doing this again, maybe every month because love needs to be shared! :iconiloveyouplz: Half are from my watchers list and the other half are from my journal...picking is so hard :iconotlplz: because you are all so wondeful!Watcher Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
16181320935 by Lilybyte
Please give them some love :iconamgtouchplz:
Unfocused RambleI talk too much.Unfocused Ramble2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think that's the main problem I have.
It's pretty understandable that I do really, since so many people seem to misunderstand everything I say that I want to try to convey clearly and precisely what I mean to avoid any mistakes in the future.
But it always seems to backfire.
And in my attempts to defend or back up what I meant, I come across as arrogant and douchy.
I'm really not. I'm actually a very nice person, and anyone who's met me at a convention knows this. But online... anytime I express my thoughts, problems, issues, etc there's a plethora of adjectives to describe how awful of a person I am. And even the tiniest thing I say echoes across the interwebs.
So maybe I'm trying too hard to defend myself...
Maybe I shouldn't try to interact with my fans?
Maybe I should just... make comics.
Guess it couldn't hurt to try...
Wii-U thoughts and speculation.Microsoft and Sony are rumored to be preparing to unveil their next gen consoles (the as of yet untitled NextBox and Ps4) at the next E3 convention. Nintendo already announced last year that they were going to reintroduce the Wii-U because too many people got confused and didn't realize it was a whole new console. The Wii-U is set to release this year around August. Since the rumors have been spreading about Microsoft and Sony's possible unveiling, fanboys have wasted no time professing doom and gloom for Nintendo. (BTW: I really think Microsoft should call their next console the Kinexbox)Wii-U thoughts and speculation.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I'm a Nintendo fanboy through and through, but can I just remind people that even IF the Ps4 and NextBox ARE unveiled at this upcoming E3... they aren't going to be ready to ship to the consumer this year. At most, they'd come out next year, and probably late next year too. Unless Microsoft and Sony have been really good about keeping secrets (snicker) the chances of them being at the same devel
Site Update: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to BetaIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to Beta2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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The Harvest Goddess is a B****I've been playing through Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns and it quickly became apparent that the Harvest Goddess needs some sort of medication to keep her emotions in check.The Harvest Goddess is a B****2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shortly after starting the game I got the cut scene explaining the situation: There exists a place with two towns separated by a mountain connected by a tunnel that goes through said mountain. One day two travelers bumped into each other in the tunnel and raised their voices slightly. The Harvest Goddess promptly stepped in, chastised them for being inconsiderate enough to accidentally bump into each other, then proceeded to bring the whole tunnel down effectively dividing the two towns just to teach them a lesson (stop me if this sounds like Omashu's origin from The Last Airbender).
Having separated the two towns over an insignificantly stupid quarrel, the Harvest Goddess then gets really depressed and decides she can't be bothered to remove the roadblock she put there herself, whereby she turns t
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!I have made a new account!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz:
10 Myths About IntrovertsI've been browsing through Web today while doing a little research and I've found an interesting article from musician Carl King, which I think is worth reading.10 Myths About Introverts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, being focused inwards rather than outwards is quite a common thing among people with artistic inclinations*, so I think I can find quite a few people here who'd be interested to read about what it means being one and also what are misconceptions that people have about Introverts - which I think the author got relatively well.
Also, I don't think that it's too much of a shocker if I'd admit to being an Introvert myself and rather big one at that (but it's best to view Introversion and Extroversion as a continuum - it's not that there's a fine line that separates one from another, people can be more or less Introverted or Extroverted).
Still, even among people closest to me I think there are things they're not getting about what does it mean being Introverted... heck - there are things I myself didn't realize and k
By popular demand... YOUTUBE VIDEOS!So yeah, since about 508 of you guys out there wanted to see me play some video games and talk during them, I recorded my FIRST VIDEO EVAR! You can watch it right here if ya want http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otaW05McknI&feature=youtu.be I'm still setting up my account and trying to make it look nice, but that shouldn't take too long at all. ANYWHO, like and favorite the video to indicate you wanna see more, or don't, I really don't mind to be honest. ^^By popular demand... YOUTUBE VIDEOS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Movie Reviews and Minecraft MultiplayerTinker Tailor Soldier SpyMovie Reviews and Minecraft Multiplayer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I couldn't get through it. It's not that it's bad or boring it's just... I have NO idea where I am, who anyone is, what's going on, what time frame it is, when there's a flashback, and what the point of anything is. And that is more or less a result of the filmmakers not giving you the information. If you can't grab me within the first 40 minutes of your movie and I'm still confused as to who anyone is... that's a problem and I'm sorry but no. I have other things to do.
So yeah, I wouldn't recommend it. I'm sure to some people it's a great film but for me it was just tedious and frustrating on a filmatic level.
I watched this movie on the recommendation of MovieBob (aka: The Game Overthinker). While I tend to agree with his opinions on video games and society, we have much different tastes in movies and I often don't like the movies he raves about. Immortals, thankfully, is the exception. If nothing else, it's one of the prettiest movie
About Request Friday's and Rules...Okay so tomorrow Request Fridays. I set a theme for that day and you guys make a request pertaining to that theme by putting your request down in the journal comments. I shall pick like 2 pony-related requests and 1 non-pony request. If your request doesn't get picked, you gotta wait til next Friday.About Request Friday's and Rules...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the rules.
1. One request per person.
2. Nothing explicit.
I think that's about it. After all, I'm the one choosing the requests. It's not a 1st come/serve thing. The best requests gets picked.
I shall put up the theme first thing in the morning! Around 7am PST.
Good luck folks!
Ouch!My heart...it is breaking!!Ouch!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I miss you my friends...and I'm sorry I've not been able to have fun with you on here in a while. Being a grown up is tough and keeps me away from my beloved computer. Job is relentless, but fortunately I love it still. It is interesting and keeps me thinking. I've just had an unpleasant month however, in which my perception of things has been challenged slightly.
I think I've been a bit naive! When I was younger I believed that adults were fantastic in general. I admired them and couldnt wait to join them! ...Then when you do join them you realise that a lot of them are just as petty, unprofessional and judgemental as 12 year old children.
I have been put in a position in which I had to challenge a department of people made up of 40 - 50 year olds...and I came out the other end as the calmer more professional individual. I received emails from these people which were so angry that i'd had the audacity to challenge them...they resembled notes scribbled by
QuQ:iconcryforeverplz:...4th Daily Deviation...my heart! I I I AM SO HAPPY! Hugs for everyone! :iconsupertighthugplz:QuQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A big thankyou to ^WillowXD!
Actually this pic was quite an interesting one, I actually sold it to a Japanese smart phone game company ^^! ( ITs none exclusive so I still have copyright myself)
5 yearsToday marks my 5th wonderful year on DA....wow.... that is a pretty long time isn't it :iconamgplz: Well anyway I just want to say thankyou to my watchers and I am infinitely grateful for all your feedback and critique! To those who have been following me for those 5 years or however long you have been watching...kudos for not getting sick of me5 years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love you all!
And tell me how long you have been here?
Late Lesson LearnedWhile doing research for the new SYAC, I actually stumbled upon something truthful on TVtropes.org. Usually I take everything from that site with a grain of salt, but this one bit actually was surprisingly honest and truthful about webcomics:Late Lesson Learned2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Webcomics work on a very different set of standards than other fiction. Almost all webcomic authors are working pretty much entirely alone as they both draw and script their comics and most do not plan any further along than to the end of their current story sometimes not even that far.
Many of them try to adhere to a schedule they aren't really capable of meeting, resulting in them rushing to meet their deadline and making mistakes that should be avoidable. So many of the good 10% lack qualities standard in traditionally professional works. This can be because of the lack of editorial input as well as the lack of lead time. Not all webcomics suffer from this, though, and even the ones that do can still be interesting. Arguably, some str
Site Update: New Sta.sh Submit and Writer ToolbarIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Sta.sh Submit and Writer Toolbar2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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New Point (Icon) Commissions - CLOSEDCommissions are now closed, because i have to finish ordered ones first and than i'll open them againNew Point (Icon) Commissions - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rules & Informations
I will do icons commission of your OCs or some simple objects, because I'm still not so good with pixel art. So anything that is humanlike will be good xD. No robots or dragons..
-Non-animated icon of existing character/ your OC 15
-Non-animated icon of some object or food 15
-additional clothes, jewelry, accessories, animal... +7
-Animated (blinking) icon of existing character/ your OC
-Animated (sparkling) icon of existing character/ your OC 25
-Animated icon (Blinking + Sparkling) 35
*Additional things will be charged like non-animated, except if you want them to be anima