DA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?DA’s New LogoDA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like crap. I don’t really have anything else to say other than it’s absolutely shitty design work. Apparently the story is that DA had a logo designing contest, but didn’t consult their lawyers till AFTER the contest began. The lawyers advised not using any of the submissions which is why we get this new ugly shitty logo that represents NOTHING about DA other than the usual blatant disregard for community input. Shame too, cuz the art from everyone else looks INFINITELY better than what DA eventually decided to go with.
I dunno if that story is true, but it sure sounds like it could be. Please feel free to correct me in the comments below if I’m wrong.
(PS: Also the Russian studio Platzkart’s logo looks HIGHLY similar to DA’s new ugly one.)
I’ve been getting a lot of people recommending to me that I delete my D
Avoid UbisoftA while back, just after I had completed whichever iteration of Assassin’s Creed involved the pirate guy, I said that Watchdogs was probably going to be a crap game. A number of people said I was wrong to badmouth a game without playing it, but my argument was that you could gauge the quality of an upcoming title by the studio/publisher’s previous output. With that in mind, it’s fairly obvious that Ubisoft’s preferred method is to dazzle the weaker minded with pretty, pretty graphics in order to sell as many copies as possible before someone points out that the game actually plays like a dog (which – what ho - is exactly what Watchdogs did).Avoid Ubisoft5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ass Creed: Unity hit the headlines because of it doesn’t just play bad, it’s flat out broken.
I’ll repeat what I said in the journal with the Watchdogs prediction: look at the back catalogue of a studio before spending mo
A defense for Princess CelestiaNOTE: This is not intended to attack anyone. Please refrain from flaming other people for having different opinions.A defense for Princess Celestia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my vision, Princess Celestia is apparently the most hated/disliked/disregarded pony character among the good guys in MLP:FIM. And she also receives a mass amount of false characterization and crude joking from the community.
I find it very difficult to search for her on YouTube, Deviantart, EQD, Google images, ponibooru, without stumbling upon several videos/deviations of Celestia being trollish, tyrannical, cruel, sexual deviant or just an all-out depraved monster. Of all the cartoon characters i've seen so far, i've never seen one being so fanonically butchered as Celestia is.
Here are some arguments that gave origin to all the "Celestia abuse"
She sent Luna to the moon
Now i think i understand why people are so strongly focused on this argument; specially because they think it was too much of a "cruel" fate
Russia under the Cult of Putin?I really thought China was going to be the big problem for the 21st Century. They’re quietly taking over chunks of Africa and South America in order to leach them for resources, they’re trying to expand their reach in the Pacific by challenging claims over strategic islands (and when that fails, they BUILD new ones!) and their human rights record is smeared with the blood and filth of their own poor.Russia under the Cult of Putin?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
That one of the “old” superpowers would do something to upset the delicate balance that’s been in place since the end of the Cold War was unthinkable. After everything that happened in the 20th century and the blanket of fear and doubt it cast over the world, what kind of person would risk a return to the dark days?
Well, Putin gave the answer, there. I thought the chap was sinister, but ultimately harmless. A cool headed fellow that had as much pride in his nation as any other Russian. For a while last year I was even thinking; we really don’t need firs
''You do not understand Russia''If I don’t understand something, I try my hardest to learn more about it. Thanks to the internet, that’s easier than ever and leaves people very little excuse to remain wholly ignorant on a subject.''You do not understand Russia''1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve only posted a handful of images and journals voicing my increasing unease at recent Russian behaviour on the world stage, but within the comments section of each have been very lengthy debates and arguments.
A popular response from the Russian side of things tends to be “You just don’t understand Russia”. They just love saying that, but they never try to explain it, even when you flat out ask them to:
SO, with the heartfelt belief that the more people talk, the more ideas and concepts you share, the better the world becomes:
“You just don’t understand Russia”
“Then explain it to us until we do.”
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveregarding the slow output8 months ago in Personal More Like This
there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.
so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee a vast improvement in the near future.
i do not need anything from anyone i am okay, i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD
new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very impor
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
Cosplay adviceWith each day going by, I am asked more & more on cosplay advice.Cosplay advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Lala, can you give me some cosplay advice? I am going to cosplay so-&-so.." (Etc. etc.,)
"I was wondering if you have any tips for me when it comes to cosplaying..?"
I have spent years thinking about how to even respond to this sort of question, there is so much advice I want to give, but I don't want to give it to just one person.
Thus... I am going to lay it all out right here on this journal.
If you are the type to say: "TL;DR" Then go ahead & leave now, or just read tip #4. XD To those who actually want to see what my advice is, continue on this long jolly yellow brick road. (Whether you cosplay Wizard of Oz or not. LOL.)
Tip #1: Starting/having a "cosplay group."(What I consider the most important tip, especiall
Buying Online - [Good & Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good & Ugly]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
Kuroshitsuji II goes GangsterKuroshitsuji II Episode 1 - Gizoogle translation is up now! I did the subtitles myself x.xKuroshitsuji II goes Gangster2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: (Gizoogle translator makes all text into ghetto gangster speak)
It gets better and better as it goes along. I hope it makes people laugh~
I know it looks like a download but it's a stream. Just click the 'Continue as free user', close the pop up, push play, and close that pop up. ^^ Be sure to comment back here when you're done so I can know what you guys think of it XD ♥
Jack Frost Cosplay (A Kickstarter Project!)What if you saw your favourite character come to life right before you...in plain sight? How would you react? With Joy? Shyness? Anxiety? Fear, even? Perhaps you would faint because that's just the kind of fan-girl (or fan-man) that you are! I know you're imagining it now, haha because it is totally natural to! We've all had that daydream, and with your help, I can make it a reality! You just gotta believe in me!Jack Frost Cosplay (A Kickstarter Project!)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am Jack Frost. He his my One True Character (OTC). Yes, yes, I know what some of you are thinking: "Yup, it's official. This person is nuts...", but you didn't let me finish. I really connect with Jack; the way he jokes around, his free-spirited nature, his mannerisms, even! Jack is known to be a mischievous trouble-maker, but in the most innocent and fun way. Without describing the way my life completely altered in the summer of 2013, I'll just sum it up with having a spiritual experience, seeing a theatrical event called Man i
what can i say... i am a douche! XDa fun little strip from my friend depicting our usual weekly runs on destiny XDwhat can i say... i am a douche! XD2 months ago in Personal More Like This
i may or may not have been trolling her for a while now XD she missed it in the weekly loottable from a vendor in game that sells exotic weapons XD
aaand i remingd her from time to time
well...you get the idea XD
Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!Hello everyone <3~~Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back from Madrid in Spain and have some photos and stories to share with you. Watch only the photos or read my crap as well haha XDDD it's all up to you <3.
First of all, it was CRAZILY COLD!!! OMG x.x....it was like 5°C, but the crazily ICY wind made it ways colder.
The day we arrived, we had a really lovely dinner together with our friends from WCS Team Spain 2012 (<3!!), KamuiCosplay and her husband and met some new Spanish friends <3. Thanks a lot to Alberto to organize this dinner *hugs*.
First convention day! I wore my new Archbishop costume from Ragnarok Online together with Elffi as Shura
(I'm still not confident with my costume ;O;, but I had much fun wearing it ^^).
We went to a photoshooting with our sweet photographer Taichia (https://www.facebook.com/TaichiaPhotography?fref=ts) who tried her best to take some pretty shots during a very gray and windy day >___
YFC Final Links!This was a super hard DVD for me to get from Japan, so I'm fairly certain a lot of you haven't seen this concert yet. But someone has posted the entire YFC Final on YouTube. This is the last show they did, on Gackt's birthday last summer. Not sure how long this will stay up, so hopefully as many of you as possible can watch it all, it was an amazing performance.YFC Final Links!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAJeZ8y8GLc
She posted it in many, many pieces so to continue on you can go to her other videos link under this video's title, or it looks like a few of the other portions are on the right hand side. I hope everyone enjoys!
If you ARE interested in buying the concert on DVD, this is where I got mine:
This one is region free so you don't have to have a DVD player coded for Japan to watch it.
They also have the YFC photobook: http://japan-discoveries.com/index.php?main_pageroduct_music_in
I have asexuality: don't assign me yours"The brief relationships I had, once people realizedI have asexuality: don't assign me yours10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
there was no sex, they lost interest fast."
Mark from Asexuals Project
I have a sexuality
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. The purpose of this journal though is a little broader than asexuality and, as the title has clued you in, is noting that many of us have our own sexuality; don't assign someone else yours.
In January, I posted Asexuality: I am louder than who I say I am, a journal to raise awareness to issues surrounding knowledge and confusion related to asexuality. I brought up asexual stigma, what asexuality is defined as and that misconceptions and not caring to know of a sexual orientation is in and of itself, damaging. The comments reflected their support of awareness and showed a healthy, strong,
LGBT in Kids Cartoons?I had an interesting twitter discussion this morning. Last night I simply asked if there had been any specific character in all of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was anything but heterosexual. The closest I got was a joking “cabbage-sexual,” but this morning I also got some really negative responses too.LGBT in Kids Cartoons?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a kids show in America. You're not the target audience. Most kids don't give two hoots about that stuff.
I'm opposed to the idea of forcing ideals on children and demanding things change unnecessarily to suit peoples own agendas.
Neither of us, I assume, had cartoons or games with gays as kids. Neither of us are homophobic. So WHY do kids NOW need it?
God damn it, kids don't need to know, or give a shit, about fucking gay rights. Their parents can tell them if they care.
It's a retarded question. It's a god damn kids show.
That raised a lot of questions for me. Such as... why is it wrong to have LGBT representation in a kids cartoon? I’m not
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsNews + Weekly Gallery Highlight3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Talty started her own series of AC features. Here’s the 4th instalment http://talty.deviantart.com/journal/Artisan-Craft-Features-4-321107756
UnicornReality posted the 19th installment of her artisan crafts features and she would love to get your suggestions for DDs, groups that you think should be promoted, contest ideas, and, generally, your opinion on AC galleries and community within them. Check out her article here http://unicornreality.deviantart.com/journal/Awesome-Artisan-Crafts-XIX-321666656
my latest beadweaving article is about beadwork in citric colours. Go here http://cayca.deviantart.com/journal/Beadwork-feature-Citruses-322322951 now and enjoy this gorgeousness our fellow artists made and then try to make some yourself or recommend someone else’s. Feel free to leave links to your beaded deviations in comments or send me a note.
mizdestiny sent us this note: “Global Art
Dragon Age, the adventure continues to continue...Spoiler Warning: Again, since I know there are some people who said they were starting the game around the same time I did.Dragon Age, the adventure continues to continue...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finished my second character several days ago, so I thought I'd share what became of him. Here's the choices he made! I was proud of what a fine, fine bastardly dick he became. The assiest of all the land!
Name: Aenis. (No last name, I guess. Also, it rhymes with anus.)
Origins: Mage, of course.
Weapon of Choice: Cone of Cold. All the time.
Personality: King of the Dicks. Will always think about the right thing just so he could then do the opposite of it.
Connor: Killed him because it was the quickest, easiest thing to do.
Circle: Sided with the Templars, JUST to be a dick to his fellow mages.
Orzammar: Sided with Harrowmont...because his house was closest to the Diamond Quarter entrance.
Dalish: Sided with the werewolves. Again, to be a dick to his fellow elves.
Usual Party: Morrigan, Zevran, Sten (or Shale).
Love Interest(s): Mo
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
I swear...If one more person at school calls me a genius, they are going to get stangled.I swear...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone is convinced that I am some sort of mastermind at the school.
So what if I'm in math that's higher than my level? That proves nothing.
But I have some more funny stories so yay.
This one's with Austin and Gabby.
Normally, every morning, Gabby and I are the first ones in math (normally me first, 'cause nerd is me), and we always say good morning to everyone, because we are nice people.
So Austin walks in, and I say, "Mornin'!"
He replies with, "Hola," and a little wave to go with it.
Gabby says, "Don't try to be Spanish."
"What?" Austin says.
And we laugh.
She's Hispanic so yes.
This next one happened today, involving Devyn, Aaron, and, of course, me. And apparently a lot of commas.
So Devyn made this sick joke, and I'm just like, "Uh-huuh.." and I look away because that's my thing.
And he looks at me for a sec, "How old are you?"
"Really? What grade are you in?"
Updates, news and thanks!Hello everyone! As you know I'm trying to get caught up here with all your comments and messages, trying to answer most of them and uploading new stuff.Updates, news and thanks!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to let you know that every time I drop here I feel loved as you don't have idea! So seriously, thank you for all your comments, valentines cards, bday wishes and funny/random stuff that you share here with me, maybe I'm a bit late for this but meh... Never is too late to spread some love
For the ones that were asking my address for my Bday I'll share it again! (and as always send you something back)
San Pedro Apt Postal 1276-2050
San Jose 11501
Keeping the sugar at side, Im so proud of my own Elizabeth Design, and so glad that you liked the results. Some ppl talk about the heels and says that is stupid being a heroine who wear these kind of shoes but hey! almost every heroine has a pair and c'mon, this is Cosplay and we love to look faboulous!
Lady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to AriseLady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to Arise2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Reduced to AshesA Phoenix to Arise
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it.
Today, Lady Gaga’s throne as a reigning pop diva is a 24 carat gold wheelchair, emergency hip surgery forcing the cancellation of her latest tour – a betrayal more devastating for her than for the typical performer, given her relationship with her fans. Her body has finally broken in sacrifice to the needs of her monsters for constant contact and reassurance. The question now is