How to be a Great ArtistHow to be a Great Artist3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
...And when I say that, I'm not talking about me. lol I know that I have a lot more to improve. x3
This is a simple tutorial, who is also a friendly tip... :3
Some people often say that they would like to draw like me... But Lemme told you guys a thing... Don't try to draw like me... Try to draw, BETTER THAN me! <3
- Step #1: SET YOUR GOAL!
My improvement come from that way to think...
I used to think about Bernal's art....
"Someday, I'll be more awesome than this guy! >:3"
Of course that's not my desire to bypass no one... This is more like a "manthra"... Believe me, You'll work A LOT better if you have a goal. I call this system as "Master and pupil". I called this way to always remember me that I'm just a student, a pupil, who need to learn everyday if I prettend to someday be as great as my master.
Bernal used to be my "master". (Even if he didn't know it.) I tried to learn his style. His anatomy, coloring, and shading. I tried to apply his techniques at my style, that's a reall
How to Make a WorldHow to make a worldHow to Make a World3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Table of Contents:
-Part 1: Home Sweet Home: The basics of you world
-Part 2: Into the Garden of Madness: The Human Psyche
INTRODUCTION! read this!
This is meant to be a general guide on how you can make your own planet/world and what patterns it would input onto its denizens. As well as how you can alter your world history as it goes on. PLEASE NOTE! This guide is going under the assumption that you are making an Earth/Human-like planet, if you're going to do something drastically different DON'T BE ALARMED, many pieces of this guide will still apply but just know where your world would differ from the "standard" set.
Remember, when you know the rules, you will also know how to break them. The point of this guide is not to copy the world history of our own lives but to create a new history unique to the setting which you create BASED on the trends our own species has experienced.
PART 1: Home Sweet Home, The Basics of Your World
This part of
Guide - realistic dictatorI've noticed a trend of having dictator/world-ruler/people in a position of power characters. Normally, I find these types of characters fascinating - I love hearing the minutiae of how they keep their regime in control, the cults of personality they develop, their rise and their fall ... it's one of the reasons I love 1984 so much; is Big Brother real? Did he even exist in the first place? Who is the real leader of Oceania? Unfortunately, I've begun to see it addressed shoddily and without much thought, so I decided to make a guide of sorts (more like a glorified checklist) for anyone who is curious on how to develop their dictatorial character, and to make them realistic.Guide - realistic dictator4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Why do they want power?
I have seen this written away with, "because they want to control everyone", which is true to an extent with many historical figures who were dictators, and also fictional characters. However, this often goes much deeper than "wanting to control everyone" or "they're mad, I tell you! MAD!"
Some helpful hints for Transfomation writersSome helpful hints for Transformation writersSome helpful hints for Transfomation writers1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
As a fan and novice transformation writer, I like to step back and really look at works I, or a friend have written and look a the closer detail of things (you could call it nitpicking in a way). But I also like to throw tips, tricks, what-to-do's and what-not-to-do's around in a critical way that's also constructive; One thing you want to do in transformation writing is include lots of detail right?
Wrong! But hear me out!
Yes, describe the setting, the transformation, the trigger and the character in detail. However, impertinent elements, such as how far the person walked down the lane, or the color if the neighbors bike, do not need to be thrown in. It's all about how much detail you use and where. Don't pour it all out at the transformation itself and skimp on the exposition, character or the aftermath.
Since the transformation is happening to a conscious being (duh), they will obviously sense it with all
Writing Transformation StoriesMy background: I've been writing F&SF stories since around high school, and probably more often than not, they've involved some kind of transformation. I've got two novels out now on Amazon and I'm involved in a couple of writing Web sites and a mailing list called TSA-Talk.Writing Transformation Stories1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
I find the topic interesting because it's a versatile story element. It can be used for humor, horror, mystery, or other kinds of stories. It's central to science fiction and fantasy. In those genres, something major has changed in the world. In a TF story it's YOU that's changing. It's more personal, and that personal aspect lets you do things with a story that are emotional and give a character a strong motivation.
EXERCISE: Pick a setting, any setting, and a type of transformation. Maybe also a specific type of character. Work out the gist of a story. The example I had in mind: "The Wild West" + "The Sheriff" + "Werewolf". What my audience came up with was much stranger: "Medieval Fantasy" + "Steampunk Mechanica
Character Creation text Sheet 1.2.0--Character creation text sheet, created and written by Reaku the crate.--Character Creation text Sheet 1.2.08 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Personal note: I am sick and tired of seeing people without a proper written reference for their characters, so I made this
text file to fill the gap, removing the excuss of not having one. This text file also helps when creating a new character
from scratch, as well as helping to write down and save ideas in an organized fashion.
This text file is open to any modification that is seen fit for whoever may need. I encourage modification and redistribution
of this file. Have fun!
Examples are left within Parentheses, notes are not, Brackets, Braces, and Chevrons are used for name here signs.
Any given entry in the template may be multiplied as many times as needed for a characters design, just proceed every new entry with a number.
Friendly reminder, do not exceed 100 points in the Statistics section, OR think of modifying that part of the template, as it's possibly the most
sanctioned part of the entire template,
Cliches - ''TF'' StoriesOn Literature:Cliches - ''TF'' Stories3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Most "TF" stories have a tendency to include the abbreviation "TF" somewhere in the title, in conjunction with what the transformee/victim is turning into.
Rarely will a TF story give much character development or expanded plot prior to the transformation.
Rarely will a transformation-themed story carry on beyond completion of the transformation.
In those that do (particularly short stories), the aftermath is typically brief in explanation, and often closed.
TF stories involving author-inserts are frequently derived from role-plays.
If present, TF stories tend to describe genitalia in:
deliberate 'kiddy' terms (i.e. manhood, woman-parts, member, etc); or
deliberate anatomical terms which seem out of place within the rest of the story.
This is especially common in transgender-themed TF stories.
The most common setting for a TF story is a generic non-descript locale.
if it is modern fantasy, it is usually Anytown, USA.
Transformations generally o
How to Write RomanceA Little Tutorial About LoveHow to Write Romance3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
or, writing it, anyway.
There are 14 basic characteristics of love to keep in mind as you write romance. Follow them and you'll be sure you're heading in the right direction.
1. Love is patient
2. Love is kind
3. Love does not envy
4. Love does not boast
5. Love is not arrogant
6. Love is not rude
7. Love does not insist on its own way
8. Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing
9. Love rejoices in truth
10. Love bears all things
11. Love believes all things
12. Love hopes all things
13. Love endures all things
14. Love never ends
All the characteristics listed above describes the awe-inspiring perfect love. In Greek, that love would be called agape (uh-gaw-pay)or, unconditional, no strings attached, no flaws. But, even as perfect
My Werewolf DefinitionCelestialwolf's Werewolf DefinitionMy Werewolf Definition5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
1. What is a werewolf?
2. How are they created?
2.1 The Bite
3 Anatomy, characteristics, attributes
3.1 Human Form
3.2 Gestalt (True Werewolf) form
3.3 Wolf Form
3.4 All three forms
4 The Shifting Process
5 World and Society
7 Werewolf Encyclopedia
8 Other interesting werewolf definitions
What is a werewolf?
A Werewolf is a human capable of assuming the form of a wolf or a combination of wolf and human (gestalt) at will while enjoying greater physical abilities than normal human
Common sense survival guideToday's world is flooded with incompetence and outright shit for brains idiots. For those gifted with the super power called common sense. We stand-alone and can see the hypocrisy that are today's standards. We have known that honesty is not the best policy instead; it is now feeding someone lies so that they never learn to better themselves. As we grow few in number, we cling to our super power and search desperately for one another hoping to breed more of ourselves before it's too late. With the situation far direr then I could ever put into words I have chosen to write a survival guide and hope to find a woman with common sense someday. I believe if we follow these rules we can make it through the darkness of this night.Common sense survival guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. People around you are not as dumb as you think. They are far worse then you could ever imagine, so do not waste your time trying.
2. Under no circumstance should you make any form a sexual contact with them, because the lack of common sense can most likely be spr
Creature-Race creation sheetSpeciesCreature-Race creation sheet2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
*g. Other features
*c. Other features
*d Other features
*e. Other features
*c. Other features
Snakie - Naga TFStephanie was on her bed, staring at a poster. It represented a snake rolled around a branch. One of her biggest dream was to have her very own snake. Finally, she had her first pay for her work at her father's office. With that money, she could buy her serpent. She wanted a cobra. Since this was the first animal she bought of her whole life, she didn't really know how to do it. Sadly, she couldn't ask her parents because they hated snakes since her grandfather died of a snake bite. The rule was if she wanted one, she would have to buy it herself and take care of him herself, including buying the food and all the needed products. But she was determined. She would have her snake. The next day, she was at the pet shop." So many types of snakes!" She thought to herself. Indeed there were a lot of types. Although, one of them looked really cute. It was him that would become her snake. She called a guy to ask him to get it out for her, but the guy freaked out when she pointed it.Snakie - Naga TF5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
-Do you ha
How to Write a Fan FictionHow to Write an Excellent Fan FictionHow to Write a Fan Fiction9 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Here is a condensed, easily-accessible guide to writing a compelling and popular Fanfic!
Hopefully, this will help to redefine the ten basic "rules" and allow more excellent stories to emerge and satiate the growing need in the Community.
So, let us begin:
1. Know How to Write a Story
It may sound basic, but most stories lack the underlying structure on which a tale is based upon. Without this mold most stories will fail spectacularly, quickly losing readers to boredom or confusion, the writer's worst enemies.
All good stories have six essential parts:
This is the beginning of the work, usually it introduces the characters (although names aren't a requirement) and the general theme and tone for the story. It can last for anything from a paragraph
Creature creation sheet: beginners edition pt 1Species: This is the second most basic and specific (no pun intended) classification of a creature. If you want to go into more detail about the higher classifications you can. Starting moving in order the classifications run in order as follows: Life, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Sub-species)Creature creation sheet: beginners edition pt 12 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A. Subspecies: Some species have sub-species. Sub-species are basically Breeds. Example: Dogs are a canine species each breed of dog is a sub-species of the canine species.
A. Height/Length: This is basic. How tall and or long do you want your creature to be? Length or height is really your choice since it can be applied to any creature and both can be applied to a creature if applicable (My Fell Drake is described with both length and height)
1. Dimorphism? Is there a difference in size between males and females? Usually the females are larger with some species (some birds of prey for example) while sometimes the male
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
ShadowSona - The RulesThese are the rules for my ShadowSona species. Please read them THOROUGHLY. I dont want to keep on answering any questions that might have already been explained here.ShadowSona - The Rules1 year ago in Settings More Like This
They are NOT an open species.
In order to get one, you can commission me, a.k.a ShadowInkWarrior for a custom one, or get one via possible adoptions i may put up on here.
I have closed them for various reasons, which one of them were people that made one and did NOT follow these rules for them, and other.
You must always credit me for making up the original species! I would really appreciate it if you do. I also will always fave your ShadowSona creation, and it will always be submitted to the group.
A ShadowSona is a shapeshifter, so appearances can variate alot! They dont have to have tentacles, it can also be multiple arms, wings, horns... Even tails and ears! Use your imagination! However the one thing they do not have, is feet. They can have an appearance of upper legs, but n
Miles Prower -Cap 10-Miles Prower -Cap 10-2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
10°Capitolo:"Di nuovo insieme"
Nella fabbrica dove i Metal vengono creati, imperversa una violenta battaglia, una saetta blu stava facendo fuori diversi robot distruggendoli con colpi speciali, attacchi ruotanti e velocità super sonica, quella saetta ormai aveva esperienza da vendere su come far fuori delle macchine e una volta che ha distrutto tre Metal Sonic di fila con uno spin attack potente, atterra con il corpo fumante e ansimante,
"non so chi o cosa diavolo siete, e ne tanto meno se Eggman c'è dietro a tutto questo, ma per esperienza personale...se ci sono così tante macchine assassine non è un buon segno e dove c'è una party, Sonic the Hedgehog non manca!" dice il riccio blu stringendo i pugni e mostrando un sorriso sicuro, le macchine stanno per attaccare di nuovo ma si fermano a mezz'aria come se il loro commando è stato annullato, Sonic alza il sopracciglio confuso e commenta,
"allora, avete già finito?! io ancora mi devo scaldare!" la terra comincia a tremare per dei passi
ShadowSona Customs Info - Do's and DontsNOTE: Customs can only be obtained via commissions. Check my journals for info when i am open and when i am not!ShadowSona Customs Info - Do's and Donts1 year ago in Settings More Like This
- Shadowsona customs. What can and cant they have?
You can let them have animal-like features. Cats, dogs, snakes, etc. Anything is fine.
You can have more then one shadowsona, however you still would have to obtain them via customs or adoptables
You can let them have a split personality, though make it a GOOD split personality.
You can let them have some sort of connection to the queen, though she will not have any 'best friends'
You can let them have any kind of markings you like, just nothing too offensive. ( nazi symbols, etc )
You can let them have multiple lovers. The maximum amount is 3 most of the time for a shadowsona with how they are, but more then that is possible. ( Devon for example is more of a man whore. He just wants to fuse with any attractive female shadowsona he can find. )
They cannot have extreme person
Wolf Girl - TFCaitlyn headed into the woods after school, her skin prickling as heat spread through her. She shrugged her shoulders, letting the traps of her backpack fall free as the heavy back smashed to the ground, and let loose a groan half of relief and half of pain as the warmth continued to spread through her body. The clothing came next, rough fibers tearing against her sensitized skin as the groan wracked through her again, and she stuffed them into her bag. She barely managed to zip it before another groan escaped her, and the task lost all meaning.Wolf Girl - TF5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The heat rippled through her flesh, skin prickling as silver fur began to form, growing to cover her chest even as new sets of nipples grew along her body. She panted at the mixture of pain and pain, her too long tongue lolling out of her mouth's side as a sudden wrench forced her to her knees. Her legs began to shift, the bone structure altering itself as she pushed herself up on all fours. Feet and hand shrank to paws, tipped in white as her
Toby's Super Awesome Guide...Toby's Super Awesome Guide...4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Toby's Super Awesome Guide to many Werewolf Things
Alpha-(α) The Executive leader of the Clan and overseer of the entire territory. The selection of an Alpha is done by popular vote there is also an interim alpha which are the runner up. Interim Alphas only serve until a new Election is held. Any werewolf can apply to be an Alpha. At the age of 6, Toby was the youngest to be elected and the interim served the position until Toby would be able to perform his duty. The implied criteria for an Alpha is abnormal strength, cunning, strict morals, bravery, compassion, and intelligence, but this interpretation of the criteria is entirely up to the voter.
Anthro- A Greek based word meaning Human-like. This is the 2nd form werewolves may take. The physical characteristics that the 2nd form differs from the 1st are: Longer nails, protruding teeth, yellow or golden eyes, Taller, more muscle, pointed ears, longer hair, raspy voice, fur more noticeable, and nose is
The Good Critic's GuideThe Good Critic's Guide:The Good Critic's Guide2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I have noticed that many critics on DA tend to leave rather harsh and sometimes subjective critiques on the pages of the artists being critiqued. Their rationale for doing so is based on the concept that 'we shouldn't molly-coddle each other and instead "tell it like it is"'. However this type of critique reflects poorly on one who is critiquing as opposed to the one who is being critiqued and I will explain why throughout the course of this guide. In essence I hope to use this resource as a way of teaching potential critics how to properly focus their abilities and direct their critiques in a manner that will allow them to be rated as a good critic.
Note: Before reading on, take note that this guide is only for literary works as I have no experience judging visual art and therefore cannot create a rating scale for those.
II. The Purpose of a Critique:
The first question that we must ask ourselves is this: "Why does an individu
How to Dress Up Naruto OC 2of2How to Dress Up Naruto OC 2of24 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
PART II: NARUTO NINJA FASHION CATALOG
COMMON PIECES OF NARUTO NINJA CLOTHING FROM HEAD TO TOE
Now I introduce SOME of most typical pieces of ninja clothing.
Also known as hitai-ate. As you all know, it is a piece of cloth to which is installed a metal piece with the sign of the ninja's village. Most, MOST of the ninjas use forehead protector, but not all (like Jiraiya or Shizune). However, adding forehead protector to the design of your character makes the costume a lot more Naruto-like than not using it.
Forehead protector is one of most versatile accessories that are seen among Naruto ninjas: there is some different colors with them and even more ways to wear it. I list some:
* Blue. Most seen color, especially in Part I. Used by all level ninjas from genins to jounins. Blue forehead protectors used in Iwagakure tend to be purplish.
* Black. Another common color, mainly used by chuunins and jounins, very common in Pa