*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!2 years 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
I Made A Song!Hey guys, I made a little song on Fruity Loops and put it on YOUTUBE If you wanna have a listen, here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMb3Gxe_YHg&featurelcp Let me know what you guys think!I Made A Song!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Song- Fluttershy Vs The Dragon
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Art and talentDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and talent1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It is believed that talent is that "magical" ability that some people are born with. But sometimes, just being talented isn't enough, without hard work and persistence you won't go far.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
We all start from somewhere.
(That's why I also don't delete my old deviations.)
I never actually thought that I was "talented". About 3 years ago (when I also joined deviantart), I just decided that I want to pursue art as a career. I was really into photography at that time (whole 50 day sunset challenge and such), participated in as many photo contests as I could and went outside to take some photos in coldest winter days.
But then, one day, as I visited local museum there was this local exhibition of photos and there was this old and wise photographer, who said to me that i
Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest Winner!This past month the Community Relations team hosted a Monthly Art Contest in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Deviants had 28 days to submit artwork related to the designated team, and a winner would be selected from the pool of submissions, to receive a 3 month Premium Membership or the equivalent 636 .Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest Winner!8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The theme for June was peacefulness.
The winner is javicandraw with:
The three runner-ups are:
Artists on Writers - No. 5, Charles DickensArtists on Writers - No. 5, Charles Dickens1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 5|Archives
Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, the story that has ever since come to embody, as has the entire legendary life of its author.
The true spirit and eternal hope for a more prosperous and more just coming new year that the best sentiments of the winter holiday season have always been all about. Dickens was the champion of the poor and downtrodden, never forgetting the humiliation of his father being thrown into debtor’s prison, which precipitated the young boy’s forced abandonment of school in order to work in a factory. The illiterate poor returned Dickens’s love and affection, paying their hard-earned half-pennies just to have the monthly installments of his latest novel read to them from the newspaper.
Loving the Abyss Costumes in Vesperia! (img heavy)My dream of playing a Tales of the Abyss remake with better graphics may never come true, but at least I can get close with this!Loving the Abyss Costumes in Vesperia! (img heavy)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I took photos of my TV since I can't actually record my gameplay, but you guys gotta check this out! (skip to 1:00 minute in)
This girl put in Asch and Luke's voices/music from the big battle scene in Abyss, too. 8D After that, it's pretty much just random though. lol
Did I pick up a copy of Tales of Vesperia for the PS3 just to get these awesome costumes? ....maybe. But it was totally worth it!
These costumes are only available in the Playstation Store.
A separate set was available as a pre-order bonus of Vesperia PS3, but it didn't change the hair colors.
Unlike the cameo costumes in Tales of Graces F, these costumes even turn the character's hair color to the original Abyss ones. <3
Yuri makes a great Asch, but there are mome
103After not sleeping for 3 days episode 103 is finally completed.1033 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT OTHER EXCITING THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO SNIPPY?
SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS HERE ON REDDIT:
IF THEY ARE COHERENT ENOUGH, THEY WILL BE INCLUDED IN ZEE COMIC!
(Using reddit because deviantart is horrible at organizing comments)
Writing Effective DialogueWe've all struggled through figuring out how to write dialogue that not only gets the information out there, but also helps build characters or advance the plot. There are tons of books and blogs out there on the topic, too. But just reading about it doesn't do much good if we're not ready to try it out. Give it a go and see what other people think. But let's start with the basics.Writing Effective Dialogue1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Effective Dialogue?
Dialogue that's written well will reveal character traits, add to the tension and suspense, helps cut down on text walls of description and of course, advances your plot. One of the most important things to keep in mind when you're writing dialogue is that in fiction, your reader doesn't want to read all the mundane things we say on a regular basis. So if it's not moving the plot or adding to your character's personality, you should think about cutting it completely.
What do I mean by reveals character traits?
Wacom Cintiq 13inch GiveawayWe're holding a Twitter Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 Giveaway!!Wacom Cintiq 13inch Giveaway6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Follow MediBangPaint_e on Twitter and retweet to enter.
Please dAPlease deviantart, wont you make a search engine in our favourites?Please dA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It would be so nice to be able to actually find thinqs favourited in the past. Its impossible to find anything again when you have so much favourites as i do.
I dont know if anyone from the dA team will ever read this, but its worth a try.
It would be great.
Something fun! SBARGHey, Homestuck fans! If you have wanted to play SBURB or SGRUB, then here you go:Something fun! SBARG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://sbarg.tumblr.com/ SBARG is an ARG (Alternate Reality game) in which you basically make your own session in SBURB and SGRUB!
You can team up. Here is where you can enter: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFRtcGRCOHJfTGdkR1VRZHJ4blJBTFE6MQ
Put your real info in there - don't worry, it won't be given out! Then put down a Pesterchum handle or Trollian or Skype if you don't have either (basically any IMing agent) in the second box!
Then hit go. On the prototyping, you can collect two items in real life, don't freak out about it, it's not on the computer or anything.
This is all that has been done so far, but the game will continue at 10 PM EST (don't worry if you're not up around that time, you can enter later.)
If you want to find team members, feel free to comment down here with your Handle or Trollian or IMing agent!
EDIT: You can now find out your title and aspect! I ended
Sherlock, Booklets, and User Requested CritiquesGender/Race SwappingSherlock, Booklets, and User Requested Critiques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I noticed while reading through the comments about the recently posted sherlock comic that a vast majority of people put down the American Elementary series because Watson was gender swapped to a woman. While that wasn't the only issue people have with Elementary it was the one which stood out the most to me as being kinda silly.
Personally, I don't think gender swapping the characters should be an issue, providing the core aspects of the character's traits remain consistent. I'd be perfectly ok with a female Sherlock or a male Adler, for example. But it did spark a curiosity in the taboos of gender and race swapping of beloved characters, especially since this isn't the first time it's come up (remember when people freaked out over when Heimdall in the movie Thor was played by a black actor?).
So I was curious... are there any cartoon/comic characters who you think would be interesting to see as a different race/gender?
a summary of 50 shades of grey[1:18:48 PM] monu: "u want anal"a summary of 50 shades of grey3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"omg whats that never had it"
"u fkin retard"
"I prefer fisting"
[1:19:53 PM] monu: LIKE
"U WANT VANILLA SEX"
"THE FUCK SI THAT"
" ITS JUST SEX.
"OH I THOUGHT IT WAS A CHOCOLATE FUDGE SUNDAE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP"
[1:22:30 PM] monu: YOU SAY YOU SEE SEX EVERY FEW PAGES BUT I SEE SEXUALLY FRUSTRATED PEOPLE CONFUSED WITH HOW IT WORKS EVERY FEW PAGES
Lost a lot in the flood||Pixel Commissions openFor the past few days my country has been devastated with flood and I lost almost all of my things and my home is partially underwater and wrecked. We're in a tough spot but luckily I was able to save my laptop and tablet so I'll be opening commissions to slowly earn back what was lost and to buy food and necessities. I'll be a bit slow with this since I can only work when there's electricity so if you're okay with that then thank you for your kind understanding.Lost a lot in the flood||Pixel Commissions open4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd be grateful even with just a simple signal boost. I'm also open for regular commission or if you've got a dollar to spare you can donate. ;u;
I'm also open for regular commission
Icon: Blinking headshot- $5
Fullbody static: $8-$10
Added Animated: Bounce- + $5 Blink- +$3
My name.My name.My name.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something that has been bothering me for a while now.
My name on Deviantart is Dorian (as you would know if you looked on my page)
Now i don't like openly talking about this because everyone has their different views on the world, though most people i know in real life/ and here on the internet are very open with who I am and what I'm about to go through.
/I actually don't think I've ever really said this officially by telling you guys... for the reasons of (1. I dislike having a lot of attention drawn to it and (2. because i have always had you people refer to me as a guy / male / boy / so it has never been a problem.
So to cut it a bit shorter (as most of you know)
I am a Trasman /or/ Transgendered // Gender identity disorder.
please don't ask me a million questions, but i am happy to help if anyone needs someone to talk to about it
I came out to my mom over seven months ago fully and now I am starting to get treatment for it.
SO THE REASON FOR POSTING ALL
I wasn't told to do this but did it anywayTAGGED BY: nobodyI wasn't told to do this but did it anyway3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
From doing backflips in order to rescue a baby from being hit by a bus driven by a cyborg zombie monkey.
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
My room don't have walls
3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
I don't know, I was asleep.
4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, Deathcore and the Muppets
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
4:15pm, as soon as I came out of the womb I looked at my watch.
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
A witty sarcastic answer.
7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Full colored videogames instruction booklets with pretty artworks
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
My friends. Yes they are possessions.
9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
Not tall enough to answer this question
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
Theres a reason my room has no walls.
11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
I'm 2% Girly (FCK YEAH)The 'I am __% girly quiz' ._.'I'm 2% Girly (FCK YEAH)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now lets try this crap...
[ ] You own over 10 bottles of nail polish
[ ] You own a designer purse
[ ] You own perfume that cost over $60
[ ] You had/have fake nails
[ ] You have more hair products and body products than you can use
[ ] Your pet is a Chihuahua/Pomeranian/Yorkshire Terrier/Siamese/Shih Tzu/ mini anything
[ ] You have clothes/shoes/accessories for your pet
[ ] You have enough clothes to cover an entire refugee camp
[ ] You have enough pictures to create your own wallpaper (Heck no, I don't even like taking pics of myself)
[ ] A pink comforter, carpeting, walls or sheets (FCK PINK, MY THINGS ARE BLUE)
Total So Far:0
[ ] Spend more time at the mall than you do at home/work (never)
[ ] Have had a hair color that is not natural
[ ] Have "blonde moments" at least once a day
[ ] Buy stuff because it's awesome and then never wear/use it
[ ] Constantly keep your phone at your side 'for emergencies'.
[ ] Dance around in your room when nobody
PatienceI think over the many years of dating and break-ups, if there’s anything I learnt about loving someone and being in a relationship, it’s patience.Patience5 years ago in Personal More Like This
It’s not about how sweet you can be, how much gifts you give, or even how much you’re willing to do for your loved one. It’s about how patient and understanding you can be when things aren’t going right, when someone does something that makes you angry, sad, or hurt.
If I think over every single argument I’ve had in the past, and the break ups, most of the time, if only one side could be more patient and understanding, everything could’ve been prevented.
It’s actually really easy to treat someone nicely, it’s easy to do a lot of sweet things for someone, it’s easy to shower someone with love and gifts. But it’s so hard, so hard, to be understanding and patient when things aren’t going the way you want. &
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
Improved deviantART Integration on TwitterWe're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure!Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web. Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.
(Hylian Shirt by *blo0p)
Artwork will appear larger on Twitter.Titles and descriptions of artwork are now automatically included!
Links to Profiles, Groups, Favourites, Galleries, Collections, Journals, and Sta.sh items will now display inline! When profiles are shared, it pulls in your deviantID and bio.
Tweets including deviantART links are now eligible to show up in
6 days in 1*legasp*6 days in 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just did 6 days of online school work in 5 hours.
I'M ALMOST DONE MY ONLINE COURSE.
MY FINGERS HURT FROM TYPING.
[yes so i'm taking a break to type even more ..lol journal..lol..dumb excuse to post my feelings about things/people on the internet] //slaps self/
And what things did i learn today from planning? Awful things :'D
All about delicious sexually transmitted diseases
*gag* And that "sunshine" is a street name for LSD and "Adam" is another name for ecstasy, how to beat depression / stress AND all about positive relationships >w<
i'm panting/sweating from all this work. lol
AND AND ANNNDD
I'M ALSO RE-WASHING ALL OF MY CLOTHES, Running back and forth putting them away and puting more in the washer and dryer.
THEN i'm doing another picture for Kodee (i bet he is sick to death of me drawing for him) 9////9 ANNDTHEEENN a design commission.
AND THEENN art homework.
I am dying.
...in a good way though because i
Collection: To Battle The HordeCollection: To Battle The Horde1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
To Battle The Horde
“What do we die for, if not family, friends and freedom? We have fled from a crude reality, yet fate and war chase us, shake us like winter winds bully a wooden house. So let us fight evil with bravery, oblivion with willpower, doom to our very last breath: we have risen together, and together we fall. Where but here, at the last outpost of our kingdom, can we defeat the horde?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution