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 say4 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
MARVELvsDC Black Widow VS Harley Quinn Wedgie WarMARVELvsDC Part #2MARVELvsDC Black Widow VS Harley Quinn Wedgie War7 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
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 Writers3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Death Battle Written: Hall of Records*UPDATE: Updated Classic!Dante, Link, Lion-O, White Ranger, White Tigerzord, Azula, X-23, Kirby, Gon, Jonathan Joestar, Akuma and Edward Elric, Saeko Busujima and The Dragonborn. Added Ragna the Bloodedge, Sol Badguy, Ash Williams, Eddie Riggs and Liberty Prime to the list.*Death Battle Written: Hall of Records1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Poor Edward Elric just can't catch a break. He lost his arm and leg, his brother's body and now he's lost enough times to land him a place in the Bottom Tier. On the plus side, the manly Jonathan Joestar proves that few can match the manliness of his SUNLIGHT! YELLOW! OVERDRIVE! and rises to the Top Tier alongside the 8 inches of pink unadulterated terror that is Kirby!
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
Death Battle: Hall of Records *UPDATE**UPDATE: Updated Fulgore, Captain Falcon, Pyramid Head, Freddy Kreuger and Guts the Black Swordsman. Added Darkrai and Captain Jack Sparrow to the list.*Death Battle: Hall of Records *UPDATE*9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever wondered how well your most favorite character has done in the Death Battle Arena? This list will showcase a characters wins and defeats from Death Battle Classic as well as the Death Battle Writers!
Some rules first though…
Rule 1 *SPOILER ALERT* Obviously this list will contain spoilers. Don’t come complaining to me if you haven’t read or watched a certain fight and ruined the outcome for yourself by looking at this list.
Rule 2 All characters from DB Classic will be on this list
Rule 3 Only characters who have appeared in TWO or more Written Death Battles will appear on this list.
Rule 4 No joke battles will be included. This includes Goomba vs Koopa and Justin Bieber vs Rebecca Black.
Rule 5 Don’t like that yo
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...3 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
Some Death Battle Advice...I'm going to level with you.Some Death Battle Advice...6 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
Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a SurvivorI tried to kill myself.Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a Survivor4 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.
Commission OPEN!money I need :1100$Commission OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
wacom cintiq 13hd - I wish to have it next year ^^ thehe :3 I will work hard for this :3
-I will give a WIP colored sketch then you pay !!
-ask me weekly about the commission if its done or not please ~
Cell Shading :
full body : 15$
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$
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
DB Hosts: Haunted Museum PrologueNote: Before reading this saga, please watch the playthrough of Haunted Museum/Panic Museum:DB Hosts: Haunted Museum Prologue4 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
Ten Death Battles I Will Never DoHere's something I've always wanted to say for a long time.Ten Death Battles I Will Never Do1 year ago in Personal More Like This
10) Rewrites of Death Battle Classic
I've been asked this a few times, so this needs to be dealt with and answered immediately.
I will not - and I repeat, will not - remake a fight from Death Battle Classic, even if I myself do not agree with the results of this or that match (i.e. Peach vs. Zelda, Master Chief vs. Doomguy, etc). It's just silly and reeks of fanboy-induced whining and moaning… and good old fashioned fan wanking, while I'm at it. You can send me links to dozens of videos explaining how Goku vs. Superman is bollocks, but I won't care. It's been done, let's move on and do something different.
9) OC Battles
Believe it or not, but some people have requested me to write Death Battles based on their OC's. To this I have only one thing to exclaim:
Oh Christ no.
First off, I wouldn't exactly have much to
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 ANNIVERSARY4 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,
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 Die4 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
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 One3 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…”
The Timeless Code of the Eternal OutsiderWhy 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 it is the greatest artistic achievement of the past year.The Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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!2 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
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.
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just enough intriguing character moments to have us all gu
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/Saiyan3 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
MaleficentMaleficent8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"There is evil in this world – hatred and revenge..." -Maleficent
Evil is the new black.
Maleficent by AngelaRizza
Maleficent - Angelina Jolie by lancelotmilitar
maleficent by audreymolinatti
Maleficent Inspired Monstroctopus by loveandasandwich
Maleficent by Carlo-Marcelo
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Maleficent and Catwoman by daekazu
Maleficent by IrenHorrors
Fuck Fairy Tales Maleficent by chrisables
In comes Maleficent's by CoranKizerStone Sorciere by chostopher
Maleficent by daekazu
Maleficent by tesorone
Malificent by BioWorkZ
Once Upon A Dream by Ninjatic
“But before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday…”
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
Night of the Creepypasta: Ch. 2 PreviewThe PartyNight of the Creepypasta: Ch. 2 Preview3 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
Preview: Freddy Krueger vs. Tohru AdachiThe Crypt Keeper: The freaks and geeks have spoken, kiddies!Preview: Freddy Krueger vs. Tohru Adachi3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rod Serling: Our combatants are about to drive into a realm of senseless violence, of a theoretical gladiatorial arena hosted in the pop cultural landscape... next stop, Death Battle.
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Adachi groaned as he raised from the stiff and decidedly uncomfortable bed, massaging his temples. The pounding in his brain made him feel like he was tangoing with the worst hangover of his life, but he knew that wasn't true. He never had drink in months, especially not since he was incarcerated. He supposed he only slept on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
But then, this was a prison bed, every side was wrong for God knew so many reasons.
The scourge of Inaba pinched the bridge of his nose, focused on the accumulative headache festering in his skull like a cancer, took a deep breath... and counted to three.