Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
My review on the commissions widgetAs most all of you probably already know, recently a Commissions widget was released to Beta Testers. I've heard a lot of negativity towards this feature, specially because of the 20% that DA takes from the artist's earnings. But I've always thought that before saying anything about any feature on DA I would prefer to test it first, so I recently installed this widget in my profile offering some simple comissions and now that I've had the oppotunity to test it, here is my opinion.My review on the commissions widget2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First, the 20% deduction from your income. Yes I'm not a big fan of it either, in my opinion, the biggest negative of this feature.
I'm not an $admin or a developer and I'm not an economics expert either, so I don't understand the reasons for this deduction, however I know there must be a reason for it besides the obvious that DA needs money to keep itself running. Yes, knowing this doesn't help much, but at
Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
White Prince by NadiavanderDonk
Midgard Master of Demon Mountain by Trishkell
Out There Revisited by Gaius31duke
My Little Friend by Elderscroller
Downtown by PeteAmachree
Free as a bird by memod
Mistveil Spires by TitusLunter
Deviousness Award Interview with SaTaNiAWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with SaTaNiA3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for September 2012 goes to SaTaNiA.
Hi Damien! First off introduce yourself, who are you? In and out of the internet?
Damien Girodon aka Satania, is a young French guy of 24 years old.
Even in real life, my friends are calling me Satania or Dams.
In my everyday life, I'm working as a Systems Designer (engineer) for the RATP (Railway Transportation Systems in Paris).
Basically, I'm working on software for automatic train.
On the web, you can find me a bit everywhere as Satan
Thanks for the birthday wishes!You guys are seriously too awesome lol. I got a ton of llamas and messages and even a few gift pictures just because Jan19 was the day I was born lol. I'm not a very celebratory kinda guy but I do appreciate everything! All I did was go to Manhattan to get a new phone and being in the city was all I needed to make my day. I saw the Chrysler Building when I was by Bryant Park so that was nice.Thanks for the birthday wishes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out some of the gifts
GoodByeNot being heard,GoodBye2 years ago in Personal More Like This
when I never said anything,
For I cut off my tongue
I said so much,
and I got none.
Comments or questions,
A simple hello,
Instead it was a silent scream
I don't care,
Breath someone Else's air
Sing another song,
Don't be here,
We don't care.
I'm not entertainment,
No, this feels like torment,
A bitter sweet plate
An winged lover tasting a devils game
My life is well, but it is not,
For I starve in places
When I am full in some,
Now, I will cut them off,
Like a infected limb,
I am numb,
I have been starved,
Mentally, and physically,
But no soul came to stitch my wound
To carry me to mercy,
So This isn't a goodbye from you,
This is from me,
My death wouldn't make a bird fly
Nor would it make the songs play
And it would not step into your brain,
You would not cry,
Life would be so much as it is now,
I get so far into these word games,
so I suppose I will end it here,
But hear me, I will bleed,
Until I die, and fade from your life.
I will not heal our grasp,
You held the
Hello everyone~I am alive!! Sorry it's been a while I've had a lot of stuff going on at the house and with school, but I should have more time now YAY!! I recently have had a rush of people watch me and I would love to thank you all for supporting me it really means a lot <3Hello everyone~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good news with finishing up with class is that I can work on cosplay again!!! YAY!!! So that should be fun too, I've made a few changes to my cosplay plans and I'll post those later ^^
Otherwise I hope you all are doing well and that you all have a great week <3
Song Lyrics MemeStep 1: Put your iPod/MP3 player or iTunes on random.Song Lyrics Meme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (I took out any instrumental songs, natch, as well as any song where the title is uttered in the first line, so it's not entirely the first 20 songs that came up.)
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from. Those guessing the songs should post in the comments or shoot me an e-mail.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly and post the title in bold after the stricken song when it is guessed.
Step 5: (for those guessing the songs) If you look up the lyrics on Google or any other search engine, that's called cheating, so don't do it!
1. If you're gonna scream, scream with me. Moments like this never last. When new creatures rape your face, hybrids open up the door. Ooh, baby when you cry, your face is momentary. You hide your looks behind these scars
2. Some people
I was a guest narrator!! (Creepypasta Narration)I feel so honored! Check this out and subscribe to this guy! He is awesome! Tell me what you think!I was a guest narrator!! (Creepypasta Narration)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Commission Information! -UPDATE-:iconkikibow1plz::iconkikibow2plz::iconkikibow3plz::iconkikibow4plz::iconkikibow5plz::iconkikibow6plz:Commission Information! -UPDATE-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I've decided to start up my commissions again!
There are brief rules and regulations in which I would like to point out to begin!
NO explicit sexual scenes
Shōnen-ai, Shoujo-ai and other pairings are perfectly fine
Notes need to tell me what you would like, pose reference or descriptions are perfectly acceptable
Reference photos of character MUST be included, no verbal descriptions please!
Additional characters will be priced accordingly
All commissions are USD
[Star!] All commissions are P
FAQ time!Since I tend to get asked a lot of the same questions through our videos or at cons, I decided to answer a few of them here. Most of them are related to Grell, Kuroshitsuji, or the Grell Show in some way. So without further ado....here you go!FAQ time!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where do you get your Grell contacts?
I get all of my contacts from a company caleld Exotic Lenses http://www.exoticlenses.com/. I have never had an issue with any of their products, and believe me, I have tried several other companies out there. But Exotic Lenses products have never irritated my eyes, and they're so comfortable that half the time I forget I'm even wearing contacts. The style I use to always use for Grell are "Louis" (those pale green ones), but I recently switched over to a new style called "Mad Hatter" (as seen in my Ophelia pic).
Where do you get your sharp Grell teeth?
The veneers set that I use is from a site called Dental Distortions http://www.dentaldistortions.com/, and the style is actually called "Grell". They are a bit
2013 Cosplay Plans!Cosplay Plans of 2013!2013 Cosplay Plans!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be updating this periodically as I make more progress.
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Touya/Hilbert (Pokemon Black and White)
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Phoenix Comicon 2013
Link, Skyloft (Legend of Zelda:
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2013
I still have yet to finish the Goddess Sword, but at least he's wear
Saboten 2013!It's pretty much around the corner! Ahhhh pre-con jitters. 8D;;Saboten 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, here's my lineup!
Saturday I'm going to be Oz Vessalius as he appears in Pandora Hearts: Retrace 49!
I will be SuperWeaselPrincess's manservant.
Sunday I will be joining the rest of Banzai! Pro's Madoka Magica group as Homura! We will be entering the masquerade! Homu Homu!
Monday I will be Shinji Ikari with ValdaValsha as my Kaworu-kun! (Just fyi, these cosplays are a total joke to us and we mainly just act like total derps in these. It's awesome.)
And here is a list of panels that we're hosting!
Forming and Keeping Cosplay Groups: 12:00-1:00 PM in Solana G
Building Your Cosplay Self-Esteem: 6:00-7:00 PM in Solana G
Bishounen/Bishoujo Cosplay Makeup: 3:00-4:00PM in Cira A
Well that effed my plans up...Well it finally happened. My computer died today, so no chance of opening commissions again, which I planned to do today. *sigh* I love how as soon as I let my guard down and have a bit of me time something pops up to hinder my fun time.Well that effed my plans up...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah, I'm gutted. Really gutted as I'm relying on my comp for so much at the moment and that includes making my living.
Now I'm relying on my phone, which is how I'm writing this now. Bless ya phone.
My housemate :iconlookhappy: and other friends are being amazing trying to fix it for me, bless them too. So until that happens it's going to be quiet here and I was having so much fun with my markers. Ah, you'll be spared Mias's codpiece tied up with a bow so that's a blessing XD
Still sick but hanging out with the Storyteller.Heya all, just thought I'd update from last week. Haha, I should have known better than to put up that previous journal entry on April fools day. I really wish it was a joke, but alas no. I've been rotten.Still sick but hanging out with the Storyteller.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much for your kind messages. It really cheered me up to read all your well wishes. I will try and get back on track with dA asap and thank people for fanarts and fanfictions. You've really been making my days happy ^__^
I've been ill for just over a month now, I think this is the longest I've been ill but I'm on the mend and not in so much pain now, so fingers crossed my chest will clear up soon. Bleh, I feel old XD
Speaking of which, I've been immersing myself in nostalgia for both work and free time. If you were a child of the 80's you might remember the Jim Henson series, The Storyteller. An absolutely incredible display of classy, incredible puppet horror and culture. Seriously, this show scared the bejeesus out of me when I was younger but I loved it and I'm so happ
Holidays and ConsSorry I've been so quiet lately guys!!Holidays and Cons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's start from the beginning lol Christmas was amazing I had a blast with my family and got a ton of things I asked for including my new 19" HD TV for my Xbox so I can play games in high def. now YAY! Also I got a few of my games and some new toys for my camera!
New Years was amazing as well got to hang with my family, my friends, and my boyfriend. We all had a blast setting off fireworks and having a light saber fight in the park XD
Then Taiyou con came about and HOLY CRAP SO MUCH FUN!! I got to take a bunch of photos while hanging with friends! The amazing :iconAlmost-Focused: let me borrow his equipment as well for photoshoots so I am super excited to have some new shots with the girls!!
And now onto the next part of the year! I have no idea what cosplay I want to start first xD I just love so many!!! And if I am quiet again guys school just started again for me and I already have a ton to do xD So hopefully my responses won't be too bad!!
Taiyou ConTaiyou con is this weekend! Oz, SWP, and Valda will have an artist alley table! We will be selling a few 4x6 cosplay prints! More specifically, Oz will be selling keychains (Vocaloid, Pandora Hearts, etc...) and fanarts, SWP will be selling flower hairpins, and Valda will be selling "Rin" bows ((cotton) white, (satin) light/dark blue, purple, black etc...) Cheshire will be running around taking pictures. It will be a pretty relaxed con.Taiyou Con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Just a heads up for anyone planning to buy anything from us, we do not have a credit card reader and can only accept cash.
UPDATE: Whatever we do not sell at Taiyou, we will most likely sell online probably through Ebay
Anyway, thank you to all of our new watchers and thanks for the support!
Saboten Con Line-Up and Stuff!Yeah! Stuff!Saboten Con Line-Up and Stuff!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Saboten is in a week. Thankfully I'm not frantically trying to get stuff done because for the most part...it is done. Speaking of not trying to get stuff done--I'm in a really tough and demanding semester, so I won't be sewing very much. I'm taking a little break until December or otherwise stated. So we'll see what happens then.
But anyway, Saboten is coming up and I'm most definitely looking forward to it! I'm particularly excited for this year for a number of reasons. One: it's probably the best con in Arizona, two: it's in a new, fabulous location, three: we have fabulous panels selected, four: we have an awesome skit lined up for the masquerade, and five: LiKovacs, the cosplayer I look up to the most is going to be a guest there.
Here's my line-up!
Saturday: Len Kagamine, Servant of Evil with ValdaValsha as Daughter of Evil Rin
Being a Commission Artist part 1I often get messages from other artists who are looking into doing commission work themselves although they're not sure where to start. I don't claim to be an expert in being a commission artist, although I have been accepting commissions since 2000, so I do have a bit of experience under my belt. So I thought that I'd actually write down some stuff that may or may not help other people who want in on the gigBeing a Commission Artist part 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got a bit to say about this, so I'll be divvying it up in several parts!
Part One: Making sure you're ready to take on commission work.
We've heard all sorts of horror stories regarding commissioning artists on the net, both from the commissioner and the commissionee's side. Here we'll tackle how to look at yourself to make sure that you do NOT end up being the villain in those horror stories.
Yes, the extra cash is tempting. You're gonna do what you like to do and get paid for it! Simple, right? Wrong! You will find that as a commission artist, there will
Entry Fraud +Update----UPDATE----Entry Fraud +Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The fraud has been removed from the contest! And I have given Otaku House permission to keep the photo on their Facebook Page! Thank you for your support!
So...someone stole one of my cosplay pictures and entered it into the Otaku House Cosplay Idol contest.
Please be aware I never entered this contest, do not vote for it. (The person even had the nerve to crop it, thus removing the watermark, and claimed the photo was taken by their aunt. Hmm
Original photo is here ---> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=564978640199626&set=a.564936136870543.1073741826.491520587545432&type=1&theater
(This was a recent photo-shoot over the past weekend---check it out!)
And this is the fraud ---> http://cosplayidol.otakuhouse.com/2013/north-america/valdavalsha-rin-kagamine-from-daughter-of-evil/
Anyway.... on to brighter news! I'm out of school and free to work on cosplay!
AX cosplay 30% I'd like to say
Remilia Scarlet... lol like 5%
Will of the Abyss 10%
News on the Huldrefolk MakerAlright, so the game is becoming a bit too big, but no worries; there will instead be two Huldrefolk Makers, one male and one female. The one thats nearly done now is the female one, and Ill make the male one after that. Sound okay?News on the Huldrefolk Maker8 months ago in Personal More Like This
ColossalCon 2013Yesterday was the day CupofSquirrel went to Colossal Con, and we had an excellent time. Though I am worn out, I'm still feeling enthusiastic about our con experience.ColossalCon 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guess and I wore our Thor and Loki cosplays for the second time at a con (the first was Motor City Comic Con, where we had severe costume malfunctions). This time was a bit better-- it was nice to have test runs before Youmacon this year, and before we begin filming projects with Thor and Loki. We have kinks we still need to work out to make our costumes better, but that will come in time.
We will not, however, be wearing these to another summer convention. Ever. Again.
I have this problem where I don't take care of myself-- I don't do it intentionally, I just don't realize that I'm physically feeling a certain way, or emotionally feeling a certain way. I'm far better at reading other people's needs than my own, so I didn't even notice I was overheating until we went back inside. We had been running around taking cosplay
Daily Literature Deviations, September 28th, 2011Daily Lit Deviations for September 28th, 2011Daily Literature Deviations, September 28th, 20114 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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