Ghost in the Shell: AriseCommissions PricesGhost in the Shell: Arise3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOLLY MOTHER OF GOD...IF THIS REAL??? my friend :iconnikvarua: just send me a link with the news of that this year will be a new animated series of Ghost in the Shell called ARISE . I think you guys know how big fan I'm of this franchise so I'm reall exited with the news, and look the new design of the Major in here:
DAMN she looks different, but great, like she and Kaneda from Akira were dated XD, anyway I'm exited, this will be a continuation for GIS:SAC or will be a total reboot of the franchise, either way I'm so watching this, still not have a date of rel
A little wee update on AGWSo it seems the environmental denialist crowd is now clinging to their "discovery" that, according to them, only 65 out of 12,000 papers, or 0.5%, cite humans as the primary or sole driving force behind climate change.A little wee update on AGW3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And where do they get this information?
From Skeptical Science's Consensus Project: http://www.skepticalscience.com/97-percent-consensus-cook-et-al-2013.html
Going by this very same source, we find only 0.7% of papers actually "reject" Anthropogenic climate change.
Everything in between - a remaining 97% - agrees that human activity has a meaningful effect on global climate to some degree.
The deniers are actually, seriously claiming a victory because their preferred extreme is bigger than the exact opposite extreme by a laughable 0.2%. They are floundering more than ever, desperately clinging to their black and white way of thinking, rubbing dirt in their own wounds again and again.
True scientific consensus has steadily been smack in the middle bet
Trade secretsI saw this really great journal entry done by :iconelysianImagery: and I want to re-post this on my journal, which she gave me permission to do soTrade secrets3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm going to add a few more things.
Deviantart can sometimes be... annoying. Sometimes the popularity that artists gain through this website just really do their head in and perhaps even start treating other artists very rudely. As artists, we always want to be better at what we do, and most of us do this by admiring an 'idol artist' right? You want to learn from them because you like what they do, and you also want to do it. So you've probably at least once hoped that your idol artist gave out some tips, or make a tutorial, or maybe you even asked them directly about how they do it. But instead, they go after you and start calling you a copycat.
I dislike- no, I hate, how people do this! I think it's very selfish of them. Not that anything like this happened to me recently, but definitely when I was younger, and I've also seen some o
Tropes of our Genre - Part 1So I was sitting down to maybe finally start writing "Chicken". I was planning it out when I got carried away thinking about some of the tropes in our Genre.Tropes of our Genre - Part 18 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lets face it, these second-skin/suit/latex/tf/tg erotic stories have become a genre. Girl finds some fetishistic clothing, puts it on, has some form of sexual awakening, ending is often ambiguous, sometimes resolved. It's a genre. I mean, the fact that general-sci can make a group dedicated to the analysis of the second-skin sub-plot/trope just shows how much of a thing this has become.
I was trying to plan out "Chicken", and I wanted to make sure I avoided any cliches and tropes, and I realized, that's actually quite difficult. I then got carried away and started listing tSexuhem out. Here's what I've found so far.
I guess starting broadly, there's the role in which the "suit" plays in the story. I've found that there's generally three different ways they can be featured.
The suit is incide
The Problem With Character SheetsAlright, there are some pretty awesome character sheets out there. I don't personally use them, but I've seen others make them work. I'm not here to dispute the fact that they've got some utility, but I am here to point out one big problem with relying on a list of traits—which is generally how character sheets present these things—to define your character.The Problem With Character Sheets2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
(Note: This also applies to Mary Sue tests. 'Not a Mary Sue' just means your character isn't a perfect storm of coincidence. It has nothing to do with likeability or even believability. <insert dictator here> isn't a Mary Sue, either.)
I think this approach is, if it's the only approach you take to figuring out a character, a really bad idea.
Take a moment to think about your best friend. What's their favorite food? What are they good at, and what are things they do that make you Google good places to dump a body?
SexismThis is a question to any female watchers here, inspired by this comic: http://sailorswayze.tumblr.com/post/35678126959/am-i-right-ladies.Sexism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to hear first or second hand stories of sexism you have encountered within fandoms, wether at conventions, among friends, in public or online. Particularly, problems related to males assuming women are so called 'fake nerd girls', or unwanted attention or comments experienced by female cosplayers.
Who Cares About the Literature Community?A few days ago we had a chat to discuss community issues and solutions (see the original journal for details). Huge thanks to everyone who came and raised awesome points!Who Cares About the Literature Community?3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
It took 45 minutes for the volume of talk to max out Sta.sh Writer's character limit and this chat went for two more hours, so I'm just going to summarize the key discussion points, starting with big actionables for CRLiterature and for the community.
I've put the chat stuff lower down as it's denser: the outside bullet is the issue, and the inside bullet is possible solutions (not necessarily in order, each point is really a response to the original issue). There is a lot to think about in there, but feel free to pick and choose the issues you care most about.
Sorry for leaving a lot of stuff out, but I hope you guys are too busy figuring out how best to act on what we discussed to pay too much attention
on writing what we want/you don't have to read this, it's not for youon writing what we want1 year ago in Personal More Like This
nothing pains me more than some doofus in the forum asking the community what they should write. no one cares.
what we should write is what we want and not have to rationalize it. or lie about it. which is what i've done.
I did break up Angie and Nina a while back. i thought that writing about the everyday people in the neighborhood would help me feel more well-rounded and not like i'm writing the same shit all the time. while that helped for a little bit, but the truth is, I want to only write about Nina. boring neighbors are boring, no matter what is going on in the plot or the character development. while she does bore some folks around here, she doesn't bore me.
they're not fun to write anymore. i'm missing the fun.
Nina was FUN. she was nothing but trouble. Even Angie was fun in her own way but that's another story..
i spent some time outside my comfort zone, wrote a lo
whyi haven't played pokemon since yellow.why3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i just got black and white 2
the new pokemon are ugly as fuck
snivy is fine
Story IdeaHave the PCs find a dragon egg in some random place, or being carried by a monster. When they recover the egg, they hear a tiny child-like draconic voice in their heads (or in one PCs head only) complaining about being cold "Mommy I'm cold." The PC may wish to incubate the egg, sell the egg or return the egg to its mother's nest. It may be a lawful good dragon species. This particular dragon pre-hatchling has extra telepathic communication talent. It might be that this is what got it in trouble to begin with.Story Idea3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It would be fun to see a PC hatch a dragon's egg and raise the hatching. lol
Got Writer's Block?I'm gonna start a new thing. I find awesome articles about writing all the time, and I'm going to start sharing them here in my journals and then hopefully get a discussion going about them in the comments.Got Writer's Block?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
First up, this article from writerswrite.co.za shared the result of a study examining different ways 2,000 writers overcame writer's block. Some are pretty standard, but some of their ideas are definitely outside the box. Check it out:
I'm a personal fan of cutting the internet and breaking out one of my many fountain pens for a good, old-fashioned writing session. Sometimes jazz helps. But what do you think? Have you ever used any of these methods? Do you have your own techniques for beating writer's block? Please share!
Things to Check Out:
PostRevival is currently open for snail-mail participants for its Septem
Mad Science 101: Pink and green rays. This Won't Hurt a Bit. by IHCOYC We'll Have These Moments To Remember by IHCOYC New from Uranus for 2013! by IHCOYC Heraclea: Belt of Venus by IHCOYC Conqueress: Uranus by IHCOYC Conqueress: Resistance by IHCOYC Conqueress: More Power! by IHCOYC Ultra..... by IHCOYCMad Science 101: Pink and green rays.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ticklish Situation II by IHCOYC Conqueress: Luv Machine by IHCOYC Hot Bath 3: Aphrotoxin B by IHCOYC Orgone Energy Induction Chamber (Don't Panic!) by IHCOYC Hot Bath by IHCOYC Pink Ray (2002) by IHCOYC Rut Inducer by IHCOYC Aftermath II by IHCOYC Hard bondage by IHCOYC
Dragomirja: In the Grip of Sorcery by IHCOYC Not quite subdued by IHCOYC The Triumph of Will over Technology by IHCOYC Pleasure Induction Chamber by IHCOYC Stimulation Therapy by IHCOYC Pleasure Prison by IHCOYC Weaponized Orgasm by IHCOYC Vanquished by IHCOYC Captive by IHCOYC
Not the pink ray! by IHCOYC She Hulk on the Yoke of Submission by IHCOYC Aphrodisia Gas Therapy by IHCOYC Power Girl vs. the Yoke of Submission by IHCOYC Untamable? by IHCOYC To Level a Mountain by IHCOYC Ladybreaker III by IHCOYC Might vs. Magic by IHCOYC Heat Inducer (Uranus Series) by IHCOYC
Giving Her Something She Can Feel by IHCOYC Oh, dear, what can the matter be? VI by IHCOYC Ladybreaker III by IHCOYC New from Uranus for 2014: Willbreaker 9000 by IHCOYC Vanquished Victory by IHCOYC Venus Girdle II by IHCOYC Orientation: Day One by IHCOYC Uranus: Turnabout by IHCOYC Anger Management by IHCOYC
Uranus: Melting Bronze by IHCOYC
(Pink and green rays have been part of my personal mythology for
Dice RingsI found something interesting and wanted to share with the group.Dice Rings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a project on Kickstarter called "Dice Rings". They are steel rings with an outer ring that spins. These are geared toward gamers, and can be used in place of dice. The creators designed them to spin fair and have a video posted showing the randomness of their 'rolls'.
They have over 13 styles already, including a special life-counter ring, and 7 more that will be unlocked as stretch goals are met. There's also a choice of colours: blue, black, gold or rose-gold. Supported ring sizes are american sizes 5-16, including half-sizes in-between.
Check them out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/critsuccess/dice-rings
The Joy of Failure, Part 2Well, first of all, thanks for all the feedback on the first blog post! I’m really glad that you found it interesting. I'm a bit busy as of now, but in the future I'll try respond to your comments and feedback. They certainly mean a lot!The Joy of Failure, Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting in this post I’m going to go over my favorite ways to incorporated failure and loss into a D&D game. Also, it would be really great if this was very interactive, so I highly encourage anyone who wants to post their own stories and tips in the comments.
Now, to business.
Last article, I stated that having the players fail is an important part of the fun in D&D.* How can one work failure into the campaign world without frustrating the players or destroying the game?
1. Accept that it might not end the way you wanted it. This has probably got to be one of the hardest (at least it is for me), but the most crucial parts of working failure into the game. Oftentimes, a Dungeon Master is so a
Five Key Elements of a Great RoutineInterview by Flynn RingroseFive Key Elements of a Great Routine7 months ago in Personal More Like This
is to wake up hours before your day job begins and spend that time doing your own stuff. This is very effective, but it’s difficult to keep up with because it often means you have to get up at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and that’s especially difficult in the Winter when the Sun isn’t even up at those times!
This is great because, one, you’re beginning the day doing a hard thing which makes you feel good because you started off with something challenging. Two, when you get up hours before work and do your own art, you’ll see results, that you created something, and that makes you feel even more productive. Why give your best hours, and this is weird to say, but why give your best hours to your job? Why not give it to yourself which will in turn, benefit your job?
don’t do emails until the afternoon. If you email them in the morning, then they might respond to you in
Galleries Now Open with 'Auto Approval'NOTE: DungeonCrawl has now opened up most gallery folders for "auto approval." This simplifies the submission process for members. The group admin will simply remove any art that does not fit the group submission guidelines (without commenting). The submission rules for what will stay in the galleries have not changed. New members should read the submission rules as they are fairly narrow and the group has a very focused theme.Galleries Now Open with 'Auto Approval'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is my hope that this will really help those members who understand the theme of DungeonCrawl get their art into the galleries faster. Honestly, it will help me too. I won't be going through the process of declining art and commenting again and again when artists fail to carefully read the submission guidelines. They are very clear, if someone detailed. I want to try this and see how it goes. I know I appreciated it when submitting my art to groups when things are auto approved. It makes it so much nicer. I want members of DungeonCrawl, my fellow adven
SHOWER: women VS menHOW TO SHOWER LIKE A WOMAN:SHOWER: women VS men11 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks
2) walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown, if you see husband along the way cover up any exposed areas
3) look at your womanly physique in the mirror, make mental note to do more sit-ups
4) get in the shower. use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, wide loofah, and pumice stone
5) wash your hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins
6) wash your hair again to make sure its clean
7) condition your hair with grapefruit mint conditioner enhanced with natural avacado oil. leave on hair for 15 minutes
8)wash your face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until red
9) wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash
10) rinse conditioner off of hair
11) shave armpits and legs
12) turn off shower
13) squeegee off all wet surfaces in the shower, spray mold spots with tilex
14) get out of shower, dry with towel
You have GOT to be KIDDING me!A new page of Tetsuko #5, "Derek", is now posted for your delectation! (If you haven't read the preceding pages, they start here. If you haven't read any of Tetsuko, you can start hereYou have GOT to be KIDDING me!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This may be a good time to address a question I suspect many readers are asking: "Why didn't Tetsuko kick Derek's ass?" There are several reasons why I did not include a scene of Tetsuko physically retaliating against Derek:
[Bullet; Black] Two words: "Proportional response." Certainly Derek hasn't exactly been the best boyfriend Tetsuko could ha
Loss of Ernie ChanI found out this morning that the great Ernie Chan passed away last night. I never met Ernie in person but still thought of him as a friend. Over the years we worked together on doing Red's adventures, he was always a class act and do such wonderful work. I remember when he was doing Conan for Marvel Comics and his heroes and heroines were exactly how I would picture them. After the birth of Red he was one of the artist I always wanted to draw her. My dream did come true and Ernie became a friend not just to me but to Red.Loss of Ernie Chan4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will truly miss him and the art that would have come in the future. Ernie was truly one of the giants and he will be missed!
I held a human brain today.I visited my old college earlier this week to catch up with some instructors, and I managed to walk in on my anatomy teacher talking about a trip to a university cadaver lab. He was handing out directions and times, and when he spun around and saw me, he goes, "You need to come!"I held a human brain today.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I totally went.
Going in, I didn't know entirely what to expect. I was both nervous and excited, given that I'm very much a nerd and I love almost anything dealing with science, whether it's anatomy, astrophysics, astronomy, biology, evolution, etc., the list goes on. I read up on all that stuff, all the time. I've just never been privy to view a dissected corpse in person, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn.
It was a very sobering experience to say the least. We were shown groups of muscles, the bones, and organs of a older man who died of pneumonia, and a woman who died from lung cancer, both who donated their bodies to science. It was strange to see the inner workings of a human body, and ho
Something wicked this way comes.Art school ruined me.Something wicked this way comes.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to slap out some crappy sketch in 20 minutes and on the web it went like flapjacks. I used to be able to squeeze off 3 a day when I was a teenager.
Now I gotta gather up all my inspiration notes, sort 'em all out on the table, prioritize, grab one and turn it over, look at it from every angle, compose, optimize, reconsider. Then come the drafts, the re-rendering, more considering, rewriting (wait, is this a story or just another crappy porn scribble?), rendering, re-rendering (usually twice lately), editing, rough erasing, blending, scanning...and then the computer work begins. Cleanup, rough colors, fine colors, blending, background, background effects, focal plane, foreground effects, re-lighting...then sleep on it.
Just kidding, then the mad sticky-fingered (ew!) rush to post! Then run and hide in the bushes and wait for the faves and comments to come to the bloody mess like some starving vampire pi
So, you like to kill things?Watch any kind of Bear-Grylls-let’s-drink-some-tasty-urine survival show on TV and the pee-swilling host will invarably bring up the matter of humans detaching and distancing themselves from the source of their food. Namely the farms and slaughter houses.So, you like to kill things?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
As with anything in the first world: if we can pay people to do it for us, we do. There’s nothing wrong with this, nor is there anything wrong with electing to hunt down your own food.
There is, however, something very wrong with hunting down and killing an animal just for the sake of it, be it a common deer or something more exotic:
“Hunting is a legitimate sport!” Some people will no doubt cry, while stroking their favourite firearm.
No. It’s not.
Waiting for an animal to wander over to the bait you laid out for it so you can shoot it in its dumb face with a ranged weapon from your beer-can littered sitting position will NEVER be a “sport”.
RE KajmEdit: Spazkid apologized, and I really didn't mean to make a big deal of his post. I was just caught off guard that someone was really, really upset with me over a pretty old disagreement that I didn't realize anyone had taken so personality. No matter how fiercely I disagree with someone, I never really want their feelings to be hurt, and I don't take internet fights near as serious as I might appear to.RE Kajm3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a little confused by that comment Kajm left though, so I'll at least leave that up.
KAJM: Note to sicklebug!
A fellow AGW True Believer on DA, believes he has the right to hide comments and block commenters who say anything to goes against your religion.
So far as I can see, that means you haven't got the SLIGHTEST right to Bitch that I cut you off. Ta!
What exactly is this talking about, exactly?
Are you implying that I hide comment and block commenters? I've never done any such thing.
Are you talking about some other person who blocks people for disagr
Fan Art Friday: GargoylesFan Art Friday: Gargoyles8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Stone By Day, Warriors By Night
We are GARGOYLES
One thousand years ago…
Well more like 20 years ago Disney’s animated series Gargoyles hit the airwaves and captivated the hearts and minds of youngsters across the globe. Created by Greg Weismen, the show followed a clan of gargoyles lead by Goliath after they awaken in New York from a thousand-year-old spell-induced slumber. They meet and befriend NYPD detective Elisa Maza who helps them adapt to the new world th