How Not to Make Me Care in StoriesI'm being very specific here: this is ME we're talking about. Perhaps not you, but I can only work by what I know for now. Why a journal so soon on the heels of the last?How Not to Make Me Care in Stories2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because this sort of thing is bothering me a lot lately. It seems many people, critics and storytellers alike, have all but abandoned the (admittedly) hard work it takes to make me care.
Sure appealing to a massive cinema buff like me is probably not the best business model, but it seems bizarre to me that the requirement is to decrease my expectations, rather then storytellers strive to improve. People get huffy when demands are made on screenwriters/directors to use their millions of dollars of budget, their top shelf actors, their state of the art special effects to try and entertain, make sense, and engage.
After years of watching movies and shows, trying to make movies, writing screenplays, reading books on films and going to film school I've come to the conclusion that I'm not crazy in a lot of my demands. Just
Want Better Movies? Kill the Budget!This might seem an odd suggestion seeing as one of the more common complaints about bad movies is they look 'cheap' but I think this idea has proven merit.Want Better Movies? Kill the Budget!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Question: Which Halloween is scarier? The original or Rob Zombie's remake?
The original of course. Not even most people who enjoy the remake I believe can claim it's scarier.
The remake adds backstory, loads of gore and nudity, but it skimps on atmosphere.
Its too excessive to be frightening, where as the original is so minimalistic it became iconic, primal.
Lets take a look at the budgets...
Halloween (Original): 320,000
Halloween (Remake): 15,000,000
The original Halloween was until recently the highest grossing worldwide independent film ever made, and I think there was a grand total of two drops of blood in the entire production, no CGI, no flashy sets or pyrotechnics or really huge name actors. All it had was a fearful premise, an eye for subtly, and pervasive suspense.
Compare the original Star Wars to the prequels. One is lau
Of fanon and canonYou know, a lot of folks on dA tend to use these journals not just as places to write stuff to keep folks in the loop, but as their own personal soapboxes. It's kind of annoying, really; so I tend to try not to rant in these if I can avoid it.Of fanon and canon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But bronies, let me tell you something. You are making it so hard for me right now.
Let me start by saying that I love canon. Canon is why we're here. Without the canon of the show, we would not have come to adore these ponies that we spend so much time on. Without canon, this fandom has no base, nothing to stand on. I get that! As such, I have a healthy respect for what canon brings us with each amazing episode. But here's the thing:
I love fanon, too.
I love the depth and richness that this vast group of creative ponies manages to bring to an already amazing show. Without the fanon, I know I wouldn't be half as involved in the
Seven Deadly Movie SinsA lot of people have taken me to task about my objective positions, reviews, and...well...rants on films. Nowadays it seems improper for a critic to be honestly critical about something, specifically if said thing is in any way popular. After-all its our duty to not hurt other's feelings by saying what they hold dear is in any way flawed.Seven Deadly Movie Sins3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not being sarcastic. This is roughly the argument I keep hearing from many on the subject.
1: Every opinion is equal so why bother trying to promote your own at the expense of others?
2: Every production you criticize is loved by or was created by several human beings so why spit on them?
To answer in order.
1: In terms of filmmaking, NOT every opinion is created equal.
2: You can criticize a production without criticizing people who enjoy it or were involved in its creation.
Without criticism you end up without any guidelines or means to improve. This is the chief reason I see Hollywood as having gone downhill: because people
Power Levels and Personal StrengthI was requested to re-imagine Dragon Ball Z. The concept intrigued me, and also played into a concern I have about storytelling so here is a journal to address both the re-imagining and the concern.Power Levels and Personal Strength2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How do you make the fantastic boring?
1: Provide zero context, that is to say no reason to invest time or interest in something.
2: Focus on impersonal details and abstract concepts that are left vague and shallow.
3: Make the set up so formulaic it ceases to seem spontaneous and becomes predictable.
Maybe pure, uncut escapism floats your boat, but to me I've always been a glutton for the steak as well as the sizzle. As pretty the veneer is, if there's no substance to me it becomes flavorless and flat.
But the issue here is that not only do a lot of storytellers nowadays seem to miss out on this, they seem to actively pursue the glitz without the meaning behind it, effectively making the most magical, terrifying, wondrous things boring.
It's done with fair to middling intentions.
Play the game? xD ~~tutorial~~Hello everyone,Play the game? xD ~~tutorial~~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
lately I've been thinking about tutorial - how to quickly improve the scanned work in Photoshop. In the pool you showed some interest. Why I want to do this? Because I frequently see and read under yours works or in comments, that you have a problem with this. You feel that your work doesn't look aesthetic because you can't fix dust in the scanner or you want to do small corrections on your work. I want help you with that ^3^
However when I was thinking about this I saw one tutorial was not enough , because lineart , pencil work with a shade or color work should be treated differently when we clean it or want to improve the quality. Therefore decided I to do 3 simple tutorials which I will show you in short time . They will be about scanning lineart or page comics when we wish to achieve clean white and black lines, pencil works where we want to keep all the shades and color works where we want to reproduce the colors as in the actual work.
But that's not the end Fir
Ry's Favourite Artists Featuring: Willow-SanHi there its me Hainanese Chicken with Ryce. I feel like doing something I have never done before, I want to feature some of my favourite artists that I have been following for years, lets begin by someone I found randomly on Deviantart years ago and caught my eyes. Her name is Willow-San :iconwillow-san:Ry's Favourite Artists Featuring: Willow-San2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Willow-San is a french artist who's art style caught my attention... umm ok I gota be honest, I saw a pikachu and I clicked on her profile :iconmingplz: (I CANNOT RESIST A PIKACHU OK) BUT what I discovered was a whole new universe of art perfection, in the world of the great and mighty Willow-San with pretty vibrant colors and amazing line work and comedy gold humour! And a f*ckin Pikachu
I especially like how she draws faces, they are so full of energy and the shading is top notch. Seriously this gurl has got so much talent, n
Speed Demon ReviewI just got finished watching the episode. All I can say is wow!Speed Demon Review5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's nice to see Donnie and Casey getting along! Before, it was all about fighting over April, but it looks like that's now cooled down.
Huh. I wonder if the writers are doing this on purpose. Probably.
Anyways, I thought it was crazy how it was the car that was the mutant and not the person inside!
I just about died laughing when Donnie said "ooh just a little lower." Hehehehe so many jokes could be made!
I was even tempted to make a Doctor Who joke when Donnie said, "Doctor, can you get into the computer?"
I noticed that people are going a bit crazy with the ship Raphril. I know it already existed, but I think people might be taking it too far just because she happened to have her arm around him. But tbh, if that does become a thing, I won't mind. I love Apritello, but Raphril could be an interesting ship. I wanna see how that pans out.
Btw, where the shell is Splinter!? When are we finally gonna see him!? Ugh!
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.I don't get this. Something that everyone will agree is a tragedy happens, like the recent attack on the embassy in Libya, yet all you self-proclaimed messiahs insist on fingerpointing and assaulting every concievable target, instead of working together to find a solution.I don't want to live on this planet anymore.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Intelligentsia" of the internet and of the world, where did we go wrong? You want peace yet you spread fear and misinformation. You want change yet you want to go backwards. You want progress yet you blame and assault those who do their best under these circumstances to get anything done. Instead of working together and compromising, you all insist on squabbling with this crab mentality, with this idea of only wanting what YOU want.
This isn't a problem with the right wing or the left wing, the extremists or the moderates, the Muslims or the Christians or anyone specific. This is a problem with society and our international culture and of intolerance. Planet Earth, get your goddamned act together.
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
Tell me!IF YOU'RE NOT CHICKEN, POST THIS IN YOUR JOURNAL AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE RATE YOU!Tell me!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2. I'd marry you
3. I'd date you
5. I miss you
6. I'd kiss you
17. I'd hit you with a bus (why do I find this one so amusing XDD )
18. I love you
20. friends forever
22. wish you were mine
23. never want to lose you
24. we should hang out
25. You're just a person to me.
The Make Ugly ContestThe Make Ugly Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Make Ugly. Get recognition.
What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.
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Meme ThingyStolen From :iconded-fire-dragon:Meme Thingy5 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
I originally started on youtube and I have been a really big fan of Zoroark ever since it was first released I absolutely fell in love with it~
2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
You are umasou, Now TWDG, FNAF and you are umasou
3. How many watchers do you have now?
4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
Kind of hard to choose because I cant
5. Or lack thereof, move along…
6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
7. What is your most popular submission?
8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
Law and Order SVU, The Golden Girls
9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
Humans, im getting a little better ^^
10. Summer or winter?
Summer :3 its warm and I go outside more often
11. Rain or Sun?
Kind of both
12. What's your favo
Meet the Deviant~The EssentialsMeet the Deviant~9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Location: United States
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Any Pets: One cat that is officially mine. Her name is Prim <3 My parents have 4 other cats and an African Grey Parrot
Favorite Thing About Yourself: My large hips~~
Worst Habit: Biting my nails
Fun Fact: I am an excellent swimmer (I am a freaking fish I love the water so much)
Identity, Sexuality & Personality
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Preference: Straight
Romantic Preference: Heteroromantic (I love me some fine men)
"Kinsey Scale" Score: 0
Relationship Status: Taken by my lovely boyfriend for over a year and counting~! <3
Myers/Briggs Type: Uhhhh probably ISFP
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
"Early Bird" or "Night Owl": Night Owl... I barely function in the morning lol
Bath or Shower: Shower
Las aventuras de Oski y ilitay capitulo 1 pag 1Herace una ves un niño de un juego que se llamava Oski de 14 años y el juego se llamaba -Dijimon mortal- y lo eliminaron del juego y estubo muchos meses fuera (._.muerto de hambre) hasta que conocio a una joven hembra de unos 12 años y pregunto...Las aventuras de Oski y ilitay capitulo 1 pag 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Como te llamas?
I la joven respondio
-Ilitay -lo dijo un poco cansada-
y pregunto Oski?
-De que juego vienes?
-Emm...de jakos SuperBoy Hentay 2.Me he escapado -dijo cansada-
-No me estraña ...¡¿stas bien!?
-Si -dijo muy cansada-
Quantos años tienes ?-dijo un poco avergoncado-
12-dijo casi desmayandose-
oski antes que se desmayase la yebo en bracos a su cueva(claro no tiene casa /._./ ) la estiro en el suelo y vio que tenia un pie roto y que no se iva a curar nunca su pie y dijo:
o cielos -lo dijo preocupado-
tanvien vio que no te
Horrible, horrible Homestuck DreamWARNING!!! THIS DREAM IS ACTUALLY GRAPHIC!Horrible, horrible Homestuck Dream3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had a freaking awful dream last night, and I actually had to force myself to wake up from it.
So I was Kanaya, and I was abandoned on an island with the rest of the trolls. We were on a little beach with four caves, behind us was a forest, in front of the forest was a cement road that turned left about ten feet away, and in front of us was greyish water. There were grey clouds covering the whole sky, but I could tell it was day.
We were all confused, so most of the trolls sat down near the water and the rest of us were scattered around the beach. I was sitting on top of one of the caves looking at the road, when an agent in a white suit came out of the forest carrying branches with leaves on them. "Sir! SIR! What's happening, and what happened?" I said to him waving my arm.
"Well, some people were killed and the rest is for us to know." The agent said putting down the branches. The agent then went back into the forest and disappeared
Hatena...So I notice lots of people complaining about hatena....so i'd like to put my 2 cents inHatena...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off: It isn't drama unless you make it drama.
Second off: I think that it was very clever of them to make an animation studio. Sure the color choices are limited and the space limit is annoying, but it's pretty good. Even though I quit making flips, I didn't quit because it was a crappy animation studio, I quit because I lost the motivation to keep on making flips.
Third off: People say it's horrible because of stealers, star beggars, etc...To be frank, it isn't all that hard to ignore. I've been doing that for the past 2 years. If you don't like those flips, why bother take the time to look at it?
Forth off: I don't understand why so many people hate it. The stealers, star beggars, etc aren't hard to ignore, the animation studio is good for beginners, and you can make friends there. The point of the place was that you can show off your creativity, art, animation to the world,
30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
01 - Holding hands
02 - Cuddling somewhere
[Bullet; Green]03 - Gaming/watching a movie
[Bullet; Green]04 - On a date
[Bullet; Green]05 - Kissing
[Bullet; Green]06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
[Bullet; Green]07 - Cosplaying
[Bullet; Green]08 - Shopping
[Bullet; Green]09 - Hanging out with friends
[Bullet; Green]10 - With animal ears
[Bullet; Green]11 - Wearing kigurumis
[Bullet; Green]12 - Making out
[Bullet; Green]13 - Eating icecream
[Bullet; Green]14 - Genderswapped
[Bullet; Green]15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
[Bullet; Green]16 - During their morning ritual(s)
[Bullet; Green]17 - Spooning
[Bullet; Green]18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.)
[Bullet; Green]19 - In formal wear
[Bullet; Green]20 - Dancing
SGKHFGLKSHLRIAKWRIT WAS THE BEST DAY EVAR ON THURSDAY.SGKHFGLKSHLRIAKWR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I MET THREE HOMESTUCKS ONE OF THEM WAS WEARING A ROSE SHIRT AND SQUEALING EVERY WHERE
AND THEN MY FRIEND MET ANOTHER HOMESTUCK ON FRIDAY
SUCH AN EPIC WEEK
I changed my mindYou know what? I feel like going back to my Aygo Abstract (AygoMedia1997) account.I changed my mind2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why? Because of these reasons:
1. Alot of people like Sarevol missed my Aygo Abstract account.
2. I was at 700+ subscribers in this account.
3. I remember the good times I had on my Aygo Abstract account, back in 2012 - 2015.
4. I'm sure that Toyota wouldn't mind that name, since I'm a fan of the Toyota Aygo.
So, Go subscribe to this account. (If you already sub to this account, then I appreciate it.)
My 23th BirthdayThank you for sending me birthday shout-out:My 23th Birthday2 months ago in Personal More Like This
wildstar27 CherryFungi Treedan HealerCharm amazingsmiIes MrGelo97 S4R3V0L9TN9TY4 Reikus21 HTFAdventure BrunoMeles
mjduniverse MartonSzucsStudio BlackFoxAsakura IrishBecky Enophano PennylessHobo TheOneWhoDoesntDraw comedyestudios
AntoninoCanino82 SuperMarcosLucky96 Rhodeway Xtianzthewolf JakidoTheFox Africa2000 GLITCHALK JulianKoehler3751 Neeko-The-Fox Kyleboy21 Vanilla-the-wolf HTFGmod4Life
And a special thanks to S4R3V0L9TN9TY4 Enophano GLITCHALK Poundpuppiesrock1991 Handmaster911 CherryFungi riseaddytime1998 for the birthday giftart.
Here's what I got:
Mixels Series 1 Complete Set (Flain, Vulk, Zorch, Krader, Seismo, Shuff, Teslo, Zaptor and Volectro)
New Nintendo 3DS XL - Red
The Hobbit: 1977 Animated Classic
The Simpsons: Season 17 DVD
Site Update: Mobile HeaderSite Update: Mobile Header4 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we publish weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site and feedback that was brought up by deviants in the last Site Update.
Beta Launch: The New Mobile Header
A new header for the mobile website has just been released to Beta Testers! Our mobile website has always been a condensed version of the desktop site, but the header has been given a minor overhaul to be more mobile-friendly, and with a sleek new look to match.
Menu items have been updated for ease of access and use, and everything that was previously available through the menu accessed by tapping on the logo i