Evitar el estancamientoEvitar el estancamiento6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Consejos para evitar el estancamiento artístico
He visto últimamente como personas se han quedado estancadas, y en verdad, me da mucha lástima. He notado que estas personas tienen algunas características en común, puedo mencionar:
*Miedo al cambio
*No aceptan que están estancados
*Siempre hacen las cosas de igual manera
*Jamás experimentan algo nuevo.
Recuerdo que, hace algunos años atrás, personas dibujaban a mi mismo nivel y luego yo los sobrepasé, y estas personas, no echaron ni para atrás ni para adelante. También, hay personas que me superaron bastante y las admiro por eso, y, siempre, les apoyo para que se adelanten más que yo. Por eso, decidí darles algunos consejos para personas que están "estancadas artísticamente".
Si te sientes "estancado artísticamente, bien por ti. Estás en el primer paso del cambio, porque
Tilt: Part 1 of 2Applejack threw open the double doors of her family's extra large storage shed, ready to confront the machine once and for all. "Showdown time," she muttered to herself with a confident smirk.Tilt: Part 1 of 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The late morning sun sliced into the building's darkness through the gaps in its plank walls, covering everything inside with long stripes of light. Three of those stripes fell on the terrible machine, which stood against the back wall between the rickety spare market wagon and a few stacks of splintering crates. With its greasy old plug pulled out of the socket and a tarp thrown over part of its casing it looked like the harmless piece of junk that it really was, but Applejack still approached it as if it was an ornery bull in need of wrangling. Outside, the cicadas screeched mindlessly.
"So, you think you're a tough cookie, don'tcha?" she asked it. "You think you can just humiliate me, my sister, my brother, even my granny and get away with it, huh? Well the sheriff's back in town now, and she
Tilt: Part 2 of 2Applejack languished on her side at the bottom of the bubble with her eyes closed, still dizzy from the awful experience. She was only dimly aware that some new pony had magically appeared on top of the pinball machine and was currently talking with the fillies. Their voices were too enormous and muffled for her to follow, but there was another voice she couldn't help but hear nattering away nearby.Tilt: Part 2 of 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Oh, you have made G.A.P so happy A.J.Exclamation Point!" said her tormentor. "Finally the high scorer has returned, all thanks to you and your little friends. Finally we shall be reunited!"
Applejack rolled open an unsteady eye and looked up at the glass ceiling that separated her water-logged playground of torture from the real world. G.A.P. was floating up against it with her back to the bubble, joyfully caressing the transparent surface with her flippers and uncurling tail. Her adolescence was almost touching in that moment.
"G.A.P. will soon experience true glory again," said the sea
Editing your writingSo, there are a lot of tutorials for writing; tutorials for character's names, personalities, storylines, and everything else under the sun. Don't get me wrong, some of those tutorials are pure gold. But, and keep in mind I'm no avid tutorial-reader and I haven't read all of them, I have yet to find one about editing. And it's about as important as the actual writing, because what's the writing if you can't read it? So, here I am, making one. If you've already read this far into the introduction, do me and you a favour, and read the rest of it, you might find some of it useful and I won't just be talking in a void. Please?Editing your writing3 years ago in Settings More Like This
View of an Editor
So! You have your piece you're going to edit, haven't you? What's the first step, before you start editing? You have to get in the right frame of mind. Repeat after me! My writing is not perfect. Yeah, that's right. It's not. It won't be even after editing it. Writing can be wonderful, amazing, beautiful, emotional, and brilliant, yes,
Change of Plans - PrologueSummary: A Total Drama fanfic. Courtney wants revenge against Duncan and Gwen, and soon Cody becomes an unwitting part of her plans. But when the ploy changes into something more, Cody, Courtney and Sierra will have to deal with the consequences. Eventual Cody/Courtney, AU from "The Ex-Files" onward.Change of Plans - Prologue4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(TDA Resort, just after the taping of "The Aftermath: II")
"Come on, Courtneydon't you think you're being just a tad bit unreasonable here?"
"Oh, of course you would defend her!"
"I don't have time for this"
Gwen turned and stormed out of the room; Noah calmly moved aside to allow her while Ezekiel jumped back, startled. She slammed the door as she left, making Cody wince. For a moment all he could do was stare at the door after her until his thoughts were interrupted by Courtney scoffing as she t
Candy for Your Thoughts ch2An odd occurrence had taken place on the Total Drama jet- one that rattled and stunned almost every person on board whether they be contestant, crew, or stowaway. They all tried not to stare or pretended to be participating in other small, boring tasks, but in reality, the strange occurrence had taken in every single person's attention as they sat in the dining area.Candy for Your Thoughts ch24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Cody and Courtney were sitting alone together at a table, cheerfully chatting with one another and playing cards.
It had been a full day since the Total Drama World Tour crew had departed from Greece. It was well known to the every contestant that when they had left Greece, Courtney had been a mess. After discovering her boyfriend had been cheating on her with her teammate and friend, Courtney had slipped away from everyone. Her heartbroken sobs had echoed faintly throughout the plane that night. Even Duncan had been disturbed by the heart wrenching sound and had stayed apart from everyone, including Gwen, lost in his own
How to Make Good OCs (Full Guide)Here is my very long TL;DR guide to making MLP OCs that are actually good.How to Make Good OCs (Full Guide)2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Make it an alicorn. Since unicorns and pegasi are both awesome, combine them to double the awesome.
Note: NEVER make an earth pony OC. Everyone knows those are the products of gay incest mutations.
2. Choose the perfect color scheme. Try black-on-red, black-on-green, neon pinks and greens, etc. Trust me, they do not disappoint.
3. Rainbows. Put them on anyway you can.
4. Gradients. Especially neon gradients. They make your character supa kawaii speciulz.
5. Zebra stripes. Stripes add awshumness to the character. Don't ask how, they just do.
6. Make canon characters fall in love with it. This gives the OC purpose.
7. Lots of accessories. Just cause.
8. Filler to make the list seem longer than it actually is
9. Other non-canon qualities. Such as weird dragon/bat wings, broken horns that still do magic stuff, dragon eyes, piercings, weird ta
The Light in the DarknessThe Light in the DarknessThe Light in the Darkness4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She panted, heart pounding as she stood in the center of town. She could hear the blood coursing through the veins in her ears, sounding like the roar of a distant ocean. Her mind was numb, barely registering where she was or that she was covered with a sticky red substance, the pungent scent of copper filling the air. Her eyes slowly fell to an object on the ground: a stained knife that glinted in the midday sun. Next to it was a growing red pool. Her eyes trained on the pool and slowly moved to its source.
The deed had been done.
Luna's Moon hung high above Equestria, its gentle rays bathing the countryside in an eerie glow as it slowly trekked across the cobalt-hued sky. Near Ponyville, the light illuminated a lone figure winging somewhat less gracefully than normal above the town. It was very late and she was exhausted, but Rainbow Dash didn't ca
Fluttershy's Infernal AdventureFluttershy's Infernal Adventure3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy's Infernal Adventure
"Please, Angel Bunny - just a teeny, tiny little sip?" Fluttershy brought the spoon closer to the little rabbit's mouth, but he pouted and kicked it away.
The pegasus frowned. "You just have to take your medicine, or else that sniffle is going to get even worse!" She turned and quickly poured another spoonful, but when she looked back, Angel was gone.
Fluttershy looked this way and that, but there was no sign of the little rabbit. "Oh Angel bunny, you're too sick to play hide-and-seek!" she scolded. She looked under the sofa, behind the little coffee table with its vase of moonflowers, but she couldn't see him anywhere!
It was then that she noticed the wind had pushed open the front door of the cottage and she gasped.
She quickly trotted outside, just in time to see a tiny little cotton-tail disappearing down the garden path.
"Wait! Angel, wait!" She trotted after the little rabbit. "You'll get lost!"
Soon she came to a c
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
SeperationScavenging was a fact of life now. Once she'd realized that, Chell had also realized the necessity of leaving him alone; someone had to keep an eye on their home, and it was better if she was the one looking for the objects they'd need to survive.Seperation3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The first few trips, she only raided houses on the same street as theirs, always coming back within a few hours. Every time, he waiting expectantly for her to come back, peering out the windows like a puppy waiting for its owner; when she did return, he greeted her just as enthusiastically as any terrier, certainly.
But the pickings got slim, and slowly, she had to push farther out. She didn't even realize how much longer each one took until one day she walked into the house to find dinner on the table, her companion gazing forlornly at his plate, waiting. The moment he noticed her, he was on his feet, gushing about how worried he'd been, and how he knew he didn't normally cook, but he'd wanted to surprise her, and this was alright, right?
But Nobody KnowsI can't tell myBut Nobody Knows3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tears from the rain
The hurt from the pain
My life from this game
It's all just the same
And it hurts me so badly
That you're so mad at me
I can't stop me from breaking
My hands are still shaking
Knees are so weak
I can't stay on my feet
So I fall to the ground
And I hope to be found
It's this feeling inside me
That I've never missed
It corrodes and divides me
Puts scars on my wrist
It controls and divides me
Fuels the fire inside me
Destroys all I make
Creates all my hate
I'm not that one in a million
The diamond in the rough
I'm just one more person
Who's finally had enough
Of hiding from hurt
And dealing with pain
But nobody knows
Cause I cry in the rain
My Little Dashie: A MomentUPDATE: NOW POSTED ON MY FIMFICTION ACCOUNT AS WELL! LINK: My FIMFiction PageMy Little Dashie: A Moment4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, it's done and ready! This is a fanfiction called "A Moment". It is a sequel to the fic "My Little Dashie" by ROBCakeran53. This won't make sense unless you've read that, so head on over to his profile and read it (I put a link in the description). Also, in the description I put a link to the picture that gave me inspiration for the final scene (and, to a degree, the entire story). When they gather for cookies and cocoa, have that image ready to augment my descriptions (I can only describe clothes so well; I'm not a pro, you know!).
Okay, so here's the deal. I feel this story would be a tad long to post here in its entirety (or, at least, it would make getting to the comments SUCK), so I have instead taken the liberty to provide a link to it in the description
Flying Through the CloudsFlying Through the Clouds by PaxtofettelFlying Through the Clouds3 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Starring Rainbow Dash and Soarin')
If there was one thing Rainbow Dash loved the most (aside from taking a nap), it was flying. The fell of wind rushing past her face while she flew at the speed of light always got her adrenaline rising. Every day when she finished helping the weather crew clear out any stray clouds, she would take to the skies and practice her techniques in the hopes that she would be accepted into Equestria's famous flying squadron, The Wonderbolts.
Ever since she saw them perform in her home city of Cloudsdale when she was a filly, she had always been obsessed with them. Dash would dream about flying with her idols during their shows and rising up the ranks to become Captain. When she was part of the Junior Speedsters flight camp, she would always sneak out at night and practice at the obstacle course until her wings got sore and even then, she would keep pushing herself. If there was any pony she valued more than her friend
At This MomentAt this moment while I sit in class ignoring everything my teacher says, I am pondering what is happening across the world.At This Moment4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Somewhere a baby is being born.
Somewhere a child is being abused.
Or his mother is being beaten.
And there is a father having an affair.
There's a couple out there getting married and a couple getting out of a marriage.
There's a couple out there not allowed to marry because they love someone of the same gender.
There's someone having their first kiss, their first time, and getting lied to.
There's a person out there lying to themselves.
There is a young man or woman considering ending their life and there are dozens, if not hundreds, actually ending it at this very second.
Beyond these white walls, someone is being raped. Someone is raping someone else. Someone else is standing by, watching, letting it happen.
Somewhere close by and somewhere far away, an older man or woman is getting high or drunk and hoping it's enough.
Out there, someone is selling their body
Art TipsI am writing this for a friend and for anyone else who may find it useful. The following treatise is by no means law or the only way to do things. It's only what I know or believe so far and it's probably not applicable to most styles except those similar to my own. Take from it what you will.Art Tips5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1.) Gesture drawings: Yeah, I know, it's one of the most annoying criticisms you'll get "you need to do more gesture drawings!" Stifle your reflex to kick them into a volcano and do it. Your art will be better for it. Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day for gesture drawing.
2.) Draw from life: If you've been drawing or painting for any significant amount of time, you've probably heard this one too. Second verse, same as the first. Do it, your art will be better for it. Observational skills are KEY to representational art and the more you hone them, the more skilled you will become. Try to imprint on things you see around you; think of life as like a big How To catalog.
3.) Variation: Varia
Character Design TutorialGENERAL ISSUES ABOUT CHARACTER DESIGNCharacter Design Tutorial4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
[New section!] Over-mirroring aka sticking too much in patterns of the original series!
INTRODUCTION: DESIGN OF CHARACTER'S LOOKS: WHAT IS ITS ROLE IN THE WHOLE CHARACTER DESIGN?
At first: No costume can save a badly made character. Your Average Joe/Jane character won't become any more interesting even if you make him/her to wear turquoise hair and odd-colored neon-color eyes. What makes character interesting is his/her INNER SIDE: his/her personality, history, skills, behavior pattern, odd traits, running gags, simply WHAT (S)HE IS. A rye bread doesn't become into a cream cake even if you put on it whipped cream and strawberries.
However, a good design may help the reader/viewer to notice, tell apart and remember the character more easily. That's why all Naruto characters are not sporting black hair and wearing those green tactical vests: if all character seemed almost similar, it would be pain for the reader to tell who of th
Horrifically ArtisticI warn you now that it sucksHorrifically Artistic3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am horrifically artistic
I wonder if I can or will inspire anyone
I hear the evil laughs of my creations
I see the fear in others, because I cause it
I want people to understand me
I am horrifically artistic
I pretend to frighten the fearless
I feel fearful of my sadness but love for my fear
I touch to monsters in the dark, bringing them to the world
I worry no one will feel how I feel
I cry knowing I can only create fear and sadness in others and nothing good
I am horrifically artistic
I understand fearful sadness
I say not to worry about what I do or how I think
I dream to make things the world will recognized as mine
I try to make people fearful, but
I want to make people happy
I am horrifically artistic...
Farewell to old friends Ch one part twoFarewell to old friends Ch one part two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Much as it did at the palace, the sun began to rise as light sweapt slowly across all of Canterlot. Living among the mountains, it took a bit longer than usual for the sun to shine upon the small town sometimes, while other times the glorious city was the first among the many lands to touch sunlight. With the morning coming, many of the townsfolk began to wake up for the day, just around the same time the Queen herself was waking up her daughter.
Despite the setting of over thousands of years old, much of the city retained the same look as it did in the present. While the buildings may not have been as large as they were within the current timestream, save for the castle which was as glorious as the present's, it still retained it's clean and beautiful structures. Being in the time of old, Canterlot was currently the only full-city-structured place in all of Equestria. While some areas within Equestria had small towns and villages, none of them were as populated, or large, as Canterlot
How To 'Flesh Out' an OCHow To 'Flesh Out' an OC4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The aggregate of features and traits that form the
individual nature of some person or thing.
In this tutorial I will guide you through a way to 'flesh out' an Original Character (Also known as an OC). Before we begin, let's go through the basics.
A character is quite simply one who possesses qualities that define them from someone else. Every character is original and unique. A character can not only be human, but an animal, an alien, or anything that the imagination can come up with.
However, characters are often difficult to create, because to put it bluntly, you are in a sense creating a new being. This being needs the same kinds of traits and characteristics you possess, but can't be your own. They have to be original. In this case, many young writers and artists forget how hard it is to make a character and forget the complex details that enhance a character.
Fleshing out is a term used commonly in developing characters. It means to add additional det
LoZ - Back To Your RootsLink sighed, resting his head in his hands and in turn resting his elbows on the table. It wasn't that he didn't like being at Telma's Bar on this cold winter afternoon; it was just that he had planned on being in Ordon for his birthday, and thanks to the nonstop snowing that had gone on for the past three days, he wasn't able to leave Castle Town without putting himself and Epona in danger. He also felt bad for letting Ilia and Colin and the rest of the kids down after promising he'd be home soon to celebrate with them - he hated having to break promises - so, naturally, he was feeling a little bit blue.LoZ - Back To Your Roots3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Luckily, he had friends here in town to try and cheer him up; namely, his friends in Hyrule's secret resistance group, with whom he'd gotten to be quite close over the past two years. In fact, he was pretty sure he was as good as one of them now, often accompanying them on their excursions in an attempt to find his place in the world after fulfi
LoZ (AU) - La princess bienveillante (Part 1)With a despondent sigh, Link once again crossed out his asking price and lowered it by ten rupees. When he was done, he replaced the sign in the window of the small woodwork store from which he sold his creations - or rather, tried to sell. It was just as he'd feared; no one on these busy city streets seemed to be interested in a bunch of rough, unpainted wood carvings of birds, cats, and various other small animals. Even lowering his prices didn't seem to help as folks walked right past the display he'd painstakingly set up in favor of perusing the fruit stand next door. Not that Link blamed them - people tend to be far hungrier for food than for art, after all.LoZ (AU) - La princess bienveillante (Part 1)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He sat down on a stool and slumped. In light of that, he thought, perhaps he should have become a grocer instead of an artist.
Suddenly, a spot of pink caught the corner of Link's eye, and he turned towards the window. When he saw that it was a well-dressed youn