Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a SurvivorI tried to kill myself.Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a Survivor8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was nearly successful.
I had a loaded gun, and in the darkest moment of my life - at my absolute lowest, after a long chain of shitty life events after shitty life events - I stared into the barrel. I had thought about it for ages. I locked myself in the bedroom. The cats scratched at my door, they mewled for me. They cried for me. Thoughts raced through my head; regrets, broken hopes, endless self-loathing, feeling everything was eternally out of my each...
After long deliberation...
I pulled the trigger.
... Against all odds...
The damn thing jammed.
I'm not a religious woman, but that was a damn miracle. A one in a million stroke of luck. It was as if sanity prevailed, as I immediately came to realize, drowned in sweat and fear and pumping adrenaline as I was, "Dear God, what the fuck am I doing?"
I unloaded the pistol, locked it in my safe... and both cried and drank myself to sleep that night.
MARVELvsDC Black Widow VS Harley Quinn Wedgie WarMARVELvsDC Part #2MARVELvsDC Black Widow VS Harley Quinn Wedgie War11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Black Widow VS Harley Quinn
Black Widow (Natasha) was kicking some henchmen ass in the streets of New York. The men she was fighting had one red and black clothing. She kicked the last guy in the face knocking him out when the blade of a knife was thrown at her slicing only the back of her suit revealing her purple thong. She turned to see who threw it. Harley Quinn walked around the corner of a building. Natasha was ready for anything. Harley was slow clapping. “Well, done.” Harley said. “Who are you?” Natasha asked. “Harley Quinn, at your service. Now what are you doing beating up my henchmen?” “Cleaning the streets of your filth,” Natasha replied. “Well, there’re my henchmen,” Harley said. Harley began walking slowly toward Natasha singing her hips in a sexy way. Natasha noticed Harley’s black g-string sticking out of her
Something I just need to say...Well, this is something that has gone through my head for a while since of some...personal incidents of people I know. People within this beautiful community of writers united in a mutual geeky love of writing Death Battles, battles between fictional characters in duels to the death.Something I just need to say8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've enjoyed some time as a writer, and earning some popularity and praises that I frankly think I don't really deserve. Honestly...I just see myself as nothing more but a guy from Illinois who has way too much time on his hands writing these fights. I don't care about being in the limelight; I just enjoy working on the research, as much of a bitch it is, and writing the overall fight, as much of a bitch that could be as well.
But...some personal incidents have occurred with some of fellow people in the community. I won't be naming who, but some of them have felt a sense that they aren't good enough for writing Death Battles. That people's' expectations are far too high for them and feel that they can't
The Idiocy of Death Battle WritersAs someone with almost twenty years of comic knowledge and over five years experience dealing with fictional battles, including running one of the most respected battle forums on the web, I feel this needs to be said: The people writing these Death Battles have no idea what they're doing. I know I've already made enemies with a large portion of the Death Battle Writers community, and I honestly couldn't give any fewer fucks about their animosity towards me, but they need to be called out on their bullshit. I have given them all reasons why the battles they write are wrong before using canon information taken directly from the comics and from my experience overseeing and participating in fan debates, and they think they know more from a couple days of research, than someone who has dealt with these characters and this material longer than they have. It even got to the point that, even though I completely countered their breakdowns in the preludes, they write the matches and completely oThe Idiocy of Death Battle Writers5 months ago in Personal More Like This
DB Hosts: Haunted Museum PrologueNote: Before reading this saga, please watch the playthrough of Haunted Museum/Panic Museum:DB Hosts: Haunted Museum Prologue8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This saga was worked on alongside with the always awesome :iconmojaramask:
“We were supposed to turn left three blocks ago!” Young Samurai groaned, pounding on the bus’ windows.
“Shut up, nobody likes a backseat driver.” The bus’ driver, Cecil spat out.
“But he’s right, you know!” The one known as Steel piped up, lazily staring out the window. “We could’ve made it to the museum a half an hour ago if you hadn’t eaten that lamb leg at the Indian place! I told you there was a twenty inch parasite in there! But did you listen? Nooooo.”
“You weren’t the one who had to pull it out of him.” Rainbow Dash groaned, throwing up a little in her mouth.
“Yo, lay off Gent-senpai. He’s trying the best he can!” Lacie def
Death Battle Written: Hall of Records*UPDATE: Added Beast and Goliath to DB Classic.Death Battle Written: Hall of Records5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Updated Toph, Clare, Guts, Edward Cullen, Bowser, Yang Xiao Long, Captain America, Jonathan Joestar, Dio Brando, Michelangelo, Kratos, Cthulhu, Asura, Master Chief, M. Bison and Iron-Man.
Added Ken Masters, Trevor Phillips, Maleficent, Stocking Anarchy, Ermac, Iron Fist, Chief Thunder, Afro Samurai, Jinx, Hsien-Ko, Viewtiful Joe, Gene, Golurk, Groudon, and Commander Shepard
Hall of Record Requirements
1. A fight will not be included if there are too many spelling and grammar mistakes
2. A fight MUST be more then 1000 words
3. A fight most not be made up of mostly one line sentences
4. Research must be done properly
5. The verdict must be somewhat agreeable, but not full of bullshit
6. No joke battles whatsoever
7. Rewrites of fights are not allowed
8. Re-MATCHES are allowed
9. Don't piss me off
Steam Geeks podcast no. 31- Walking Brian KesingerSteam Geeks podcast no. 31 | Walking Brian KesingerSteam Geeks podcast no. 31- Walking Brian Kesinger2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to listen to me ramble on about Bioshock: Infinite (both about my role as concept artist, and my thoughts about the game itself) with the lovely Lisa Foiles and the rest of the League of S.T.E.A.M., you should definitely check out the latest Steam Geeks podcast- possibly a bit spoilery, but we generally avoid discussing end-game or any major story elements.
The second half of the discussion is dedicated to the insanely talented Brian Kesinger ( :iconbriankesinger: ) in anticipation of his upcoming book Walking Your Octopus, so do stick around! The man has no damn idea how talented he is.
Night of the Creepypasta: Ch. 2 PreviewThe PartyNight of the Creepypasta: Ch. 2 Preview7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The soundtrack had reached David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World." As Felicia and Excel leaned against the wall, watching as Cecil chatted amongst the partygoers, they couldn't help but think the song was bizarrely apt. It was, after all, about a man who sold out and betrayed his people. The dick.
They listened closely to one of the conversations Cecil had with the other hosts and interns, and it was always a variant of the following:
"-it takes a real man to be confident in a dress," Cecil stated, calmly, confidently, cooly.
"But you really! pull it off!" One of them - Zornac, who - as Felicia noted before - whose choice of costumed personage was a bargain bin copy of Cecil's standard outfit.
"Like with anything else, I give it my all. If I "had" to dress like this, why half-ass it?"
The partygoers nodded, in agreement. Seemed like sound logic, what was there to argue?
Felicia and Excel traded glances. They knew be
Bar Night: Ch. 3 Preview"Aww, God..." Tempest sighed, satisfied, before slamming down another shot. "That's better than I kinda expected."Bar Night: Ch. 3 Preview8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lady leaned over the table with a fist bump, a proud little smile on her face. Tempest grinned and promptly reciprocated.
The Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast's friend, however, was busy leafing through the multi-paged menu, wearing a puzzled brow. Frez looked positively astonished.
"Hey, uh, Lady?"
"What's up, homes?"
He sifted through the pages before settling on one, then began reading out the following:
"Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster... Summer Whiskey... Maltese Liquor... Ryncol... Chateau Romani... Duff Beer."
Frez set the menu on the table down, and looked the cheery young woman in the eye,
"These are fictional beverages!"
Deadpool burped after downing twenty Duff Beer cans, the tin continually collected by the ever dutiful and possibly robotic Gustaves,
"As a fictional character, I find that offensive."
Lady laughed into her arm, struggli
Preview: Boba Fett vs. DoomguyPreview: Boba Fett vs. Doomguy1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Myth: Everything is ready! Time for a gun-fight!
Soul: Its time for a Fatal Fiction!
Tatooine, Sarlacc Pit
The green-clad bounty hunter fell and fell...
He had been knocked off of the carrier by a BLIND man of all things! He kept trying to gain his ground but soon...
Poor Fett had fallen into the Sarlacc Pit.
...as his vision came back to him, Boba Fett looked around. He saw the decaying corpses of other bodies surround his being... and he saw disgusting saliva slide off of the walls. And then Fett realized...
He couldn't escape the pit. With that out of the way, the bounty hunter closed his eyes and accepted his fate...
The depths of hell
A burst of hellfire shot up from the ground... and when it cleared? Boba Fett stood there, confused as to where he was. He looke
Having my dose of Doctor WhoAlong with my love of Star Wars and Star Trek (Among a number of Science Fantasy fandoms) I also have a long, deep love for Doctor Who. I still remember the day I discovered Tom Baker's Doctor back in 1984 by pure accident on TV, and I was a devotee ever since. That love has grown, especially when David Tennant became #10. He is the Time Lord who never gives up, never gives in, and never needs to be thankedHaving my dose of Doctor Who3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I Commissioned a few pieces with Doctor #10 and Barriss Offee, two of my favorites in a platonic pairing. I think their adventures would have been fantastic together:
Visiting other worlds through Time and Space
Fighting Evil, Saving worlds, galaxies and people from all manner of monsters, Demons, and villains
And I know #10 would never let her fall:
I can imagine he's had many adventures in Star Wars...
I must confess, when no one
Our "45 Theses" of Internet CensorshipAdded as a journal because Sta.sh writer was acting up.Our "45 Theses" of Internet Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please spread this everywhere you can. Favorite it, repost it (I give you permission), send it to your local congressman (Illinois is taken care of), I don't care. Circulate it everywhere you can. We need to let people know what we think about these acts and why we think they are ridiculous. Print it if you like just in case it is taken down when ACTA comes into effect. We may have lost the battle, but we will win the war! Keep fighting, everyone! This is our internet!
Our "45 theses" of Protest of Internet Censorship
By Kelsey(Midnightlily453) with contributions from Bobby(SpacialDraco)
1. These acts are against our 1st amendment rights, which are inalienable.
2. These are unnecessarily invasive of our personal lives.
3. SOPA/ACTA/PIPA actions by the government are dividing and weakening the country. Remember that quote by Abe Lincoln?
4. Ignorance to opposition by the government and media threatens the very democr
Why The Author Can't DieRemember awhile back I was talking about Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness? Or, more precisely, the problematic subtext - if not, at times, text - that underlines his entire bibliography? Well, I finished my re-reading of the book, all the while this very topic I'm about to lay down gestated and simmered in the back of my mind, taking form as I read every line and analyzed every contour of Lovecraft's... unique choice of language.Why The Author Can't Die8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen, I put it to you... l'auteur ne peut pas mourir.
The topic of "Death of the Author" has always fascinated me. Its simplest definition? The writing is divorced from the writer.
Once the author has produced a body of work, it becomes a separate entity, not an extension. The argument goes that to read aspects of the author's life onto the text - to impose a biography, if you will, gleaned from his political views, personal experiences and so forth - "limits interpretation of text." Rola
Some Death Battle Advice...I'm going to level with you.Some Death Battle Advice...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you write a fight and it involves a fictional character you really like...
Don't hesitate if all signs, if all the evidence, if all the best arguments point to that character losing.
Do not... be a wuss and write the proceedings to avoid your husbando/waifu/crush/idol/etc being on the receiving end of a beatdown.
They're fictional characters. Yes, you're allowed to have some emotional investment in a fictional character, but don't let it override your judgement. But guess what? Even if they lose... they're not exactly dead for "real," are they? Just pick up the comic or book, or watch the show or movie, where they came from, and you'll be fine. They'll still be there, still existing.
This series should not be about which character is better written or some such nonsense. I know people who voted for Riku to beat Sasuke purely out of spite for the latter. Sure, I hate Sa
HAPPY ANNIVERSARYWell, thanks to :iconlady-n-gentleman:, we are proud to announce that the DB-Writing Circle is well over a year old. While the first written Death Battle, "Kratos vs. Guts", written by yours truly Dimension-Dino, was written in the summer of 2012, the crowd officially started forming after Felicia started to draw a crowd in Summer of 2013.HAPPY ANNIVERSARY8 months ago in Personal More Like This
With a few estimations, we can safely say that our group is roughly a year old, give or take a month. Hey, better late than never, right?
We congratulate any and all members of this community for contributions, support,
Commission OPEN!money I need :1100$Commission OPEN!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
wacom cintiq 13hd - I wish to have it next year ^^ thehe :3 I will work hard for this :3
-I will give a WIP colored sketch then you pay !!
-ask me weekly about the commission if its done or not please ~
Cell Shading :
full body : 15$
half body : 10$
+another character : 2$
(maximum number of characters - 2 )
half body : 25$
portrait : 20$
+another character : 2$
(maximum number of characters - 2 )
simple background ( color or max of 2 objects) : 5$
detailed background : 10$
The Timeless Code of the Eternal OutsiderThe Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why Drive will be the movie that is remembered in years to come
Film Noir is a genre of “life in the shadows” movies that became popular in America during
the uncertain times of World War II. Westerns have remained a shorthand for the American
psyche with their sullen outsiders with a personal code of honor bucking the system.
Samurai films mirror the lone avenger protagonist, but set against a longing for a lost
society of incorruptible values. Now and again a notable contemporary noir or western or
samurai film emerges with little fanfare amidst all the commercial cacophony of the louder,
bolder, more spectacular action films that rule today’s box office. One such gem of film
blending all three genres flashed out of the shadows briefly in 2011. It’s called “Drive”
and I think i
One-Shot: Young/SaiyanThe dark screen projected light by the model wonder of technology into the retinas of the Young Samurai. A black, inFamous themed PlayStation 3 controller held in the samurai's hand, as his mind processed the leaping electrokinetic man in front of him. Behind, Mikasa Ackermann stood, awaiting her turn at the man's charisma.One-Shot: Young/Saiyan8 months ago in Personal More Like This
"So you're still playing this.. game.. instead of working on the fights that give us money?" She said.
Young moved not a muscle and responded "Yep."
Mikasa frowned, and said in response "You understand food isn't free, right? Kra keeps eating all of the food. Gent can't replace it as fast."
Young didn't look up and only said "Uh-huh."
Mikasa frowned deeper, and said "Young. You need to get a job. I'm not paying for your ass."
The Young Samurai sighed, and paused the game of inFamous. He stood up, dusted off his black trench coat, and unsheathed his blade, the White Rose. Swinging the sword around playfully, he suddenly dashed forward and stabbed the bl
Travis Touchdown vs. The Boss: PreviewThe Gentleman: We’ve tallied the votes, taken every argument into consideration and we can now safely get things underway.Travis Touchdown vs. The Boss: Preview1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Lady Liberator: It’s time for a Death Battle!
The Seven Year Itch
Some things were expected of Presidents. Some things were equally expected when birthdays came around. One would picture luscious parties where visiting dignitaries from all around the world, celebrities and even rival political opponents would come together at the White House for a formal affair.
So a President throwing a birthday party at a sleazy, gimmicky strip club where all the strippers and dancers were dressed as hyper-sexualized Marilyn Monroe’s – regardless of ethnicity – from every single one of her films would not exactly have been the sort of shindig the average person would have considered for the Head of State to shamelessly indulge. But America learned to shift their expectations when they elected the Boss.
Host Tropes!Update: My friend :iconhakuxtemari: recently made his own character tropes sheet for his hosts, so I won't list them here.Host Tropes!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just for kicks, decided to make character sheets for any host off the top of my head.
Here we go!
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Xl9 Character Tropes
Author Appeal: Much like his creator, Excel loves the hell out of MLP, shooters, retro shooters, the Metal Gear Solid franchise, etc.
Amazon Chaser: Loves himself some sporty, athletic, badass warrior women. Nat fits the bill, as do some of his waifu crushes (i.e. Chie from Persona 4).
Adorkable: He’s a brony trying and failing to act like an Eastwood-style cowboy, of course that’s endearing!
Being Professional Isn’t Professional
Brilliant, but Lazy: Genuinely a talented guy, just shiftless, lacks the proper incentive.
Butt Monkey: Jokes are often had at his expense.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Socially awkward, quirky and lacking in charisma or not, he
The DB Community Campaign #2The last we left our heroes, our heroes had crashed upon the shores of what just happened to be a pirate fortress, rumoured to contain a many great and mythical treasures. Adventuring forth, they brained a guard with a rock; snuck onto a boat that had every single one of its occupants murdered in gruesome and suspicious ways; stole as much loot as possible - with :iconyoungsamurai18: / Percival personally holding on to a jewel-encrusted katana -, and just when it seemed they would make it off like thieves in the night...The DB Community Campaign #22 months ago in Personal More Like This
They were attacked, by a four-armed golden skeleton! It was also on fire! Which, incidentally, meant that the entirely wooden ship our heroes were standing in likewise caught fire. Due to the skeleton's apparent grasp of basic physics, the rotten wood caved under the heat and weight, plummeting the creature into the depths of the cavern lake. Our heroes managed to escape before they could be dragged along.
They rested to heal their wounds, then wandered to the ne
Just Throwing It Out There...In this wee DB community of our's, recently there's been some controversy regarding the actions of :iconilikemsao:. His behaviour, his endless onslaught of whining journals, his attitude towards some of us, his self-aggrandizing and self-pitying nonsense, all that. More specifically, in response to criticism... he claimed to torture a pet cat.Just Throwing It Out There...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Naturally, this angered quite a number of us. He deactivated his account shortly after. He would later be seen using puppet accounts - to make hackneyed apologies and write even longer diatribes of how horrible a person he is and how "sorry" he is for everything -, and some of us have tried to reach out and sympathize...
Apparently, he's back - account reactivated -, complete with a declaration of resolutions, promises to clean up his act, how he feels "so" horrible for what he's done, how he "knows" he's a bad guy, all written in amazingly melodramatic fashion...
I'd like to throw out this simple sugge
DB Hosts: Haunted Museum Part OneNote: Before reading this saga, please watch the playthrough of Haunted Museum/Panic Museum on Youtube.DB Hosts: Haunted Museum Part One8 months ago in Personal More Like This
ACT ONE: ANCIENT CIVILIZATION (Walk Like An Egyptian)
“Ah, finally! We’re in!” Gent smiled, stepping into the massive building’s foyer.
“Still surprised you could turn your tentacles into that,” Nat stared at the Lady. “Arms don’t bend that way!”
“Well they do. When you’re an eldritch being like me, anything is possible.”
“Well, we still needed to use those two tons of dynamite to blast through the door.” Ray said. “Still wondering why anyone would carry dynamite with them to a museum.” At the last part, he glared at Abe and Xl.
“Hey, you never know when you might need some good dynamite to solve a problem. Like that time I needed to get out of Gentleman’s basement.”
“I still don’t know how you got lost in there…”
So, Since it's Expected of Me...Yet again, minor "controversy" has rocked our wee community/circle/group/whatever you want to call it.So, Since it's Expected of Me...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
By "controversy," I mean we kicked a writer out of the band for acting like an illiterate jackass strung up on heroin and viagra.
What else is new, right? First Rushmore, then Msao, now this guy. The guy in question? :iconmythkirby: The inciting incident? A real "doozy" of a "joke," wherein he somehow - without a hint of irony or self-awareness - decided to combine slutshaming and rape into a single "gag" and drop it into the middle of a conversation that just happened to be about how disgusting rape humour actually is.
Yes, he dropped a rape joke into a conversation that stemmed from an overwhelming mutual disgust... of this one "gag" - a term used in the loosest possible definition - in Shadow Warrior that showed the murdered and raped corpse of one Lara Croft, implicitly raped to death by demons. This was meant to be funny, ac