No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Family Support Time! + Finrod's WeddingGreetings family! It's me again, Nelyo from Himring.Family Support Time! + Finrod's Wedding3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to make some announcements about :iconavi17: and :icondreams-of-arda:.
VOTE FOR ANAIRE!
Pretty much the title says it: I'm sure most of us know that :iconavi17: has entered the cosplay contest in :iconthe-love-of-elves:.
Here's her photo, dressed as Galadriel: http://fav.me/d4e75p9
Beauty isn't it?
The voting has started, and you don't have to be a member to vote, so please spare her 5 min and vote for our dear Anarie!
NOLDORIN FAMILY POWER!
I haven't made any announcements officially yet, but I already told the TEAS and some others already about it: We're going to have a wedding of our dear :icondreams-of-arda: with his love Amaire!
We all know that he's been missing his dearest love ever since we Noldors (well, most of us) left for Middle Earth (and to our doom...
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net
*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!Watched Frozen today and it was quite the mess of Scandinavian culture and stereotypes. Don't get defensive if you really love the movie. It was indeed a cultural mess, but in an entertaining way. Also, while watching it, I unintentionally came up with a somewhat sinister theory of what is going on behind the scenes of the main story. (Keep in mind this is just for fun. I can't imagine this was what Disney was thinking. Consider it an alternative interpretation of the Frozen universe)*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
While it takes place in some Disney fantasy country called Arendelle, it's clearly strongly inspired by Norway, what with all the mentions of fjords and such. But the people in the royal city are wearing clothes that looks like a mix between Swedish and Norwegian dress and they raise a maypole which is mostly a Swedish tradition in Scandinavia (it's still done a few places in Denmark too and even fewer places in Norway, so really, it's seen as a Swedish thing). At one point they meet a shopkeeper who
Some Ideas... IdeasSome Ideas...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi everyone, Elesette here! I have some ideas for Chevalin-Wanderlust but I want your opinions first. None of them would be implemented till we closed the group up after this opening and things are settled down - but I wanted to share them with you now
MORE INFO : Graphic based
I'd like to add more graphic-based information to the group (like the in progress lore-sheets) Some ideas are:
A guide to aging, how time works through Chevalin (Mainly for those who plan to have foal characters
A guide to important places in each island
A Board of laws for each herd
Any other ideas?
An age meme (Foal, Teenager, Adult, Elder)
A gender bender meme
A new updated intro meme, with a few different questions and an editable template available in SAI and PSD files
A height meme (f
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
HOW IT WORKS
Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on HalloweenArt By :iconraggedy-annedroid:Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on Halloween2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is Halloween. I am a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I am always disappointed. Here are the top 5 reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer at Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help. On their giant full body armor masterpiece. The week before Halloween. Because you know, you make costumes and it's easy for you. And the price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $20 never" which boils down to "get you a shot of Jack sometime." Sadface.
2) Costumes in my closet everywhere, but none for Halloween. Yes, I have over 60 costumes. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a Halloween party. One year I dressed as Pris from Blade Runner out on the town, which I thought would b
Professor Kim and the eternal DivaYep a second parody of the Proffesor Layton movie.Professor Kim and the eternal Diva7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Summery: Kim and Peter Kirkland are caught up in an adventure, when a masked figure steals an entire opera house and forces those in attendance to play a high-stakes game. The winner will receive eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers.
Hershel Layton: Kim Sazuka-Damon (Me/My Oc)
Luke Triton: Peter Kirkland aka Sealand (Hetalia)
Emmy Altava: Zandra Yuki( :Icongxfan537: OC)
Janice Quatlane: Kairi (Kingdom Hearts series)
Jean Descole: The Supreme Princess aka Dark Chelsea ( :Icongxfan537:'s Oc )
Inspector Clamp Grosky: John McCririck (Big Brother)
Oswald Whistler: Ideas Open
Melina Whistler: Namine (Kingdom Hearts II)
Nina: Halima Seguchi( :Icongxfan537: OC)
Amelia Ruth: May (Pokemon)
Curtis O'Donnel: Sam Flynn(Tron Legacy)
Marco Brock: Warren Peace(Sky High)
Frederick Bargland: Ideas Open
Annie Dretche: Ideas Open
Celia Raidley: Lady Penelope (Thunderbirds)
Pierre Starbuck: IDeas Open
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by Yuujakumi
Nov 15, 2012 by techgnotic
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Insidious 2 ContestInsidiousInsidious 2 Contest1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
Please get permission!:iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz::iconmeowscrollplz:Please get permission!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello deviantART! Today I've got some rather important issues to adress.
It's been brought to my attention on multiple occasions as well as observed by myself that quite a few people have been stealing my art, and that it's been happening more and more frequently lately.
I don't want to make a big deal out of it, because it's fairly innocent things- people make music videos with my WordGirl fanart in it without asking to use it, someone traced and colored a picture that was unmistakably mine and didn't credit me, things like that. It hasn't gone as far as someone outright CLAIMING to have drawn my art or inserting their own signature on something I drew, and that's why I don't want to point fingers and be angry, because as far as I can see I don't feel like these people are try
New member to the doll family!No, not the grail doll yet! XDNew member to the doll family!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is Melody, she arrived yesterday but will take some time to be completed. For the first time, I did not give my doll a faceup as soon as it arrives. And I don't know when I will make her faceup ^^" So, for now, just a blank head image!
She had no character when I bought her. Then she was supposed to be Kira's girlfriend. Now, things may change a bit. So, when things get decided, I'll tell who she is. But the name will probably stay the same. Melody!
Just by the blank head can you guess what doll mold is she?! XD
Calling all 18th century fashion buffs!Hello everyone!Calling all 18th century fashion buffs!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to welcome new members, watchers, and say hello to our new affiliates. :iconTheDevilReborn: wants help identifying when a character from Resident Evil lived. Our fellow history buff is interested in telling her story, to help figure it out the details for her we have one picture to go by.
I'm sure it's no challenge for my fellow 18th century lovers. I pinned it down to the 1760's to 1770's based on her dress. Thoughts? Send the deviant a message or post your thoughts in the comments below!
With love to our cos players and fashionistas
Renaissance dress II by :iconSchlangenschatten:
Promenade D'Automne II by :iconLeChatNoirCreations:
Viking Maiden by :iconMADmoiselleMeli:
PN: Jurnal RelasiFor my non Indonesians readers, the following will be in Bahasa Indonesia so sorry for the inconvenience!PN: Jurnal Relasi11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Aini adalah teman pertama Lopian ketika pertama datang ke Pusaka Nusantara. Lopian sangat kagum dengan kekuatan Aini yang bisa membuat apinya mengambil bentuk apa pun, suatu skill yang menurut Lopian tidak terlalu membahayakan.
Lopian dan Jaya pertama bertemu di hari 'pertama' masuk sekolah. Keduanya sama-sama tersesat dan akhirnya lari-lari sambil gandengan tangan keliling gedung nyari kelas / orang saking paniknya. Ternyata setelah cek, sekolah baru mulai besok! Walau capek lahir batin habis lari-lari, keduanya pun akhirnya berkenalan.
Lopian dan Raja pertama bertemu ketika mereka bersamaan menonton acara fighting di TV. Lopian juga p
Holiday plans?So, what's everyone got planned for the holidays? Are you traveling? Any special traditions you're looking forward to? Tell me about your seasonal escapades!Holiday plans?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Department of Redundancy Department
:iconnokiribans: :iconnorequests: :iconnopointcommissions:
ooc:// 131 views awayfrom the latest kiriban u v uooc:// 131 views away1 year ago in Personal More Like This
KIRIBAN @ 13, 131
= if you get it screen-shot it and let me know by comment or note**
= if no one gets it exactly, i will accept the CLOSEST one
= if more than one gets it, I will accept BOTH.
= I will draw what you request (restrictions apply)
** HOW TO SCREEN-SHOT STUFF:
1) Have the page open
2) Press the Keys: "Ctrl" then, while holding the Control button, press "PrtSc". This "PrtSc" button is usually on the right or top of your keyboard and may be shared with another command.
3) Copy and Paste it into, normally what I do, a art program.
4) Save as a PNG or JPEG.
5) Post it somewhere.
6) Link it to me.
Questions? Don't be afraid to ask~!
+ confessions.... (indo only) ++ confessions.... (indo only) +8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kenapa koq orang2 gak mau liat gambarku??????
gak ada yg mau???? huh????????
pertama: aq gagal ikut dapetin Draw to Adopts: Moposhka, Black Hole, dan yg terakhir :iconmyadoptableacc: #8luh
kedua: aq gagal masuk :iconhmls: hanya aq gak diperbolehkan masuk
world is not fair >::::(
life is really really sucks.
Married with someone from other cultureI'm going to have this presentation about 'Intercultural Marriage', a marriage between two people who come from different cultural background.Married with someone from other culture1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will be talking about the pros and cons of being marries with someone from another culture.
Quite interesting if I may say so
Coming from multiethnic country like Indonesia, it hardly surprises me about intercultural marriage, since there are relatives in my family who married to other ethnic group and white people (there are those who have American and Norwegian husband). However, my family are very much prefer me to marry fellow Bataknese.
This presentation really got me thinking since I am a fairly open minded person and I am currently in a multicultural country like Australia, so my chances of meeting someone who is not Indonesian moreover Bataknese is better than meeting a Indonesian.
And since I finally almost off from my family's watch, there is no way they can know who I am seeing (if I'm careful not to slip up anyway).
In Heaven we will meet Dickens and his characters My Etsy shop My Art Blog My Tumblr CommissionsIn Heaven we will meet Dickens and his characters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Official Fairy Tales Novels t-shirts
Warning, extreme Catholicness and my wild musings comin atcha!
Well, I'm not sure what to say, but things and my thoughts about them are both the same and different from the last entry. The last couple weeks have been something else. Went through Passiontide in a minor way in advance when I did the coloring pages for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter to send them out with the March pack, and those pages-- if I say so myself, I think I did something somewhat extraordina
Happy New Year!!!!!Thanks for the wonder year everyone. I'm surprised I did this much already being I'm really lazy. And on Wednesday school will start up again. *sigh* Well at least I have spring break to look forward to. I'll try to update on my story but not making any promises. Maybe this year I make a journal skin but who knows. But I will try and do all more art and post it on here more then last year. That New Year Goal: Posted more art and stories.Happy New Year!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well bye everyone! Have a great New Year and may the next year be even better!
Awesome Christian ComebackA boy goes around school saying, "Jesus loves you! He is real and loves you all very much!"Awesome Christian Comeback2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then, his teacher comes up to him and says, "Well, can you see Jesus?"
"Can you hear Jesus?"
"Can you feel Jesus?"
"Then, he doesn't exist."
"Um, sir? Let me ask you this; can you see your brain?"
"Can you hear your brain?"
"Can you feel your brain?"
"Then your brain does not exist."
Then the boy walks away with this on his face.
Ulala's new assistantedDeep in outer space in AD 2500 after a year and half of the defeat of Purge and Rhythm Rogues, a young and strong head, cheeky girl named Cheche Comet (gave me break I'm not good with making up names let alone good last name) dreams of being a reporter like Ulala from Space Channel 5. Cheche adores Ulala, even before she saved the galaxy the first time from Chief Blank, and after only just made her love her more. Since the first time Ulala saved the galaxy Cheche wanted to be a reporter like her. But after a certain incident, when the chance actually happens what will Cheche do?Ulala's new assistanted1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry about this my imagination got the better of me again and since I learned and watched the walkthroughs of Space Channel 5 and Ulala I can't stop thinking about it. And then Cheche came along with this story. Sorry for not updating lately I've been having writer's block and can pretty much only get a sentence in.