A More In Depth Example Of Art InfringementWhile he majority of responses to last week's issue with my uncredited Vampi art being claimed by another party were supportive, there were those that did not fully understand what the problem was or why it needed to be addressed.A More In Depth Example Of Art Infringement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are links to a pretty egregious example of not crediting the original (and true) creator of the art,
and a follow up posting by someone who worked in the Rights and Infringements department at DC Comics.
Very interesting reading.....
Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKSSo... that last journal was a doosie wasn't it? 500+ comments and counting! Yikes. I can always count on Anita Sarkeesian to give me tons of views, lol. All joking aside, that was a very serious batch of discussions. Anytime we talk about sexism and objectification of women in gaming or geek culture, it's sure to get a lot of responses.Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly since Anita is such a hot-topic around the internet, there was more than one person who were trying to claim that there actually isn't ANY issue with the game industry involving sexism at all. To them, this whole idea that women are marginalized or objectified or treated badly both in the gaming industry and in geek culture is just false. It doesn't exist. And any attempt to explain why we need to change things is inherently flawed because there's no reason to do so.
So in the interest of trying to debunk that bullshit, I made a list of sources I accumulated around the internet to prove that this is indeed a problem. I think everyone can benefit f
POINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!PAYPAL COMMISSION INFORMATIONPOINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
POINT COMMISSION INFORMATION
Status and 2014 commissions
ADULT Visual pricelist
[Star!] Finished commissions [Star!]
[Star!] Adoptables gallery [Star!]
GET YOUR OWN SUPPORT STAMPDEAR MEMBERS, WATCHERS & VISITORS,GET YOUR OWN SUPPORT STAMP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOW YOU CAN GET YOUR OWN SUPPORT STAMP FROM PointsFeed GROUP
THIS IS THE SUPPORT STAMP (ONLY WE'LL CHANGE "YOUR NAME" AND ADD YOURS)
HOW I CAN ADD MY NAME ON THE STAMP?
1- THIS ENTRY
2- DONATE 5 (THIS POINTS TO HELP OTHER DEVIANTS)
WHEN I CAN GET MY OWN SUPPORT STAMP?
- WHEN YOU DONATE YOU'LL GET IT WITHIN 1 HOUR OR LESS.
WHERE I CAN DONATE THE POINTS?
- YOU CAN DONATE BY CLICK ON THIS http://points-feed.deviantart.com/?givepoints
- WRITE IN Include a Message: "FOR MY OWN SUPPORT STAMP"
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No Excuses, I can't eat another bite...Can't eat another bite? CAN'T EAT ANOTHER BITE!?!?No Excuses, I can't eat another bite...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is just preposterous and ridiculous. This is the worse excuse ever. Is it because you're full? Saving room for dessert? Do you not like the food? It doesn't matter! It's Thanksgiving! Be grateful for the food you have to eat.
Your loved ones spent a long time preparing this food! You're Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Girlfriend, boyfriend and/or friend spent a ton of time making this feast. You sit down, be thankful and enjoy it, and don't give me these lame excuses!
And even if none of these people prepared it, if you did all the work, then Sit down and enjoy your labor! You deserve it!
Seriously. Today (at least in the states) It's a day to be thankful. And I truly am. Not everyone gets to follow their dreams with the support all of you give me. And I appreciate it more than I can accurately express.
Staying MotivatedWhen people hear that I'm a freelancer, they usually say one of two things.Staying Motivated3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1- That's AWESOME. You get to work whenever you want.
2- That must be HORRIBLE keeping yourself motivated.
I never really had a problem with the motivation part until recently, until last week it clicked with me why, and how I had been self-medicating up to that point. So with that in mind, I'm gonna share some ways I find useful of staying focused.
This is a great way to cut through the crap and distractions and get LOTS done. Essentially, you set a timer and
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins
Work 25 mins
Rest 30 mins
Enough of a break to pee, get a cuppa or whatever. I use a little program called pomadairo to keep track, but there's downsides to this. The downside being the stopping. I generally plug in and work for about 45 mins to an hour before my brain demands distraction, or longer if there's actual problem solving going on. The pomodorro cycl
Cosplay SaleHi friends,Cosplay Sale1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've just too much stuff lying around, so I thought about selling again a few things I probably won't wear anymore.
If you're interested in any of them, feel free to send me a note!
SHIPPING: The shipping costs depend on where you live. They'll always be added to the cosplay's price, but of course I don't know yet how much the shipping will cost in any case. I'll keep them as low for you as possible. I ship worldwide!
SIZES: All sizes are Small / GER: 34 / 36
PRICES: All prices are what I had to spend on the materials, nothing is added for the tailoring because I wore them before. In some cases it's even less than the material costs. Please respect the prices, I only used the best suitable fabrics so they're often not the cheapest ones. But if you want a cosplay really badly but you can only pay a little less than the price, we can talk about it. I hope that's ok for you!
Terra from Kingdom Hears: Birth by Sleep
400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]CLOSEDDD Results here!!!!!!!!!!!!!400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Points/art giveaway-3 days left!!!!!!
Wow guys. After 4,669 pageviews (remember, kiribian at 5000 pgv), 625 comments, 53 deviations, almost $100 in points worth of commissions and donations, a dA jacket, a Fella plushie, and a Super Llama plushie, I finally have more than 100 watchers!!!!!! :iconhappytearsplz:
Thanks so much to each and every one of you guys, whether you have been with me from the first crappy drawing or just watched me yesterday for a free sketch. :icondignitylaughplz: It has been an amazing 10 months on Deviantart, and I feel like I improved a lot from all the tutorials and advice my fellow deviants have given me.
SO. (The moment you've all been waiting for.):icononiskiplz:
I AM HAVING A POINT/ART GIVEAWAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE AMAZING DEVIANTART COMMUNITY.
And to "celebrate" the end of summer. :iconranranruuplz:
Dog Tag 100 Points Winner!Dog Tag 100 Points Winner!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
CONGRATULATIONS TO :ICONCALEBKANE: FOR WINNING THE 100 !!!!!
Did you Enter my 5000 Giveaway?
:icononiontantrumplz: ...hey Dog Tag owners! Don't throw a fit and toss your LaughingGurl™ Army Dog Tag away just yet!
You will ALL be automatically entered into my next contest for a chance to win more !!!
Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 BulbasaurThe first of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Bulbasaur.Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 Bulbasaur2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm going to submit a feature every Tuesday & Friday of a different Pokemon in numerical order, starting with Bulbasaur and ending with Genesect. If you have a piece of your own or of someone else's that you like, please do note me so I can add it when I get to that Pokemon!
001 bulbasaur by pinkbunnii pixel bulbasaur by pinkbunnii
001 - Bulbasaur by Taddle :thumb327852783: :thumb328057891: Bulba by Valraevn
Bouncing around by Dino5tee Bulbasaur by Fayren Pokederp - 001 Bulbasaur by huskyapocalypse :thumb328945729:
Thanks for looking and see you next week!
PS. I looked around a lot before I made this, if someone else has already done a feature like this under the same name please let me know so I can change the title, thanks!
100 Theme Adopts ChallengeWill do this at my own pace. Will be done randomly on bases. Can be anything really, youll just have to wait and see~100 Theme Adopts Challenge5 months ago in Personal More Like This
36. Under the Sea
46. Half and Half
49. Outer Space
Giant Mushrooms and Beautiful ArtI've been super busy the last couple of weeks, between trying to quickly edit photos, put together a couple of top secret Autumn shoots, and redecorate, I'm pretty wiped out. I kinda feel like falling asleep at work today, which isn't really the most responsible choice that I've entertained! Last weekend, I decided to finally get my butt in gear and papier mache two over-sized mushroom props that I made out of aluminum pans and cardboard oatmeal containers. Any guesses on the shoot theme?? I am not the best at crafting, but it was kind of cool to think that they'll be used in a pretty epic shoot. Now hopefully the rest falls into place! In other news, it's been raining constantly here and I'm so over it.Giant Mushrooms and Beautiful Art5 months ago in Personal More Like This
And now for some beautiful under-appreciated art that I've come across in the last few weeks!
New Homestuck SexcanonMale trolls have vaginas.New Homestuck Sexcanon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspired by this rp (i was dave)
YOU ARE NOW TALKING TO A RANDOM FUCKASS. SAY SOMETHING, ASSHOLE!
▼: oh, hey dave.
▲: john you are never going to believe this
▲: you are not going to fucking believe what i discovered last night
▼: oh god, i'm afraid to know what 'this' is.
▲: trolls don't have dicks
▼: i'm even more afraid to know how you learned this.
▲: well karkat took a wrong turn to his room, wound up in my room, and i walked in as he was undressing for some weird reason
▲: and you don't want to know what that shit they do got down there looks like
▲: it's like..
▲: grosser than sneaking in on your parents fucking
▲: aliens are fucking weird
▼: okay now i'm
▼: i guess?
▲: dude I think Karkat has a vagina
▲: it was like... it kinda looked like one
▲: but kinda not
▲: you know?
▼: dave why ar
100 Point give away~Okay. I screwed up on the one a few minutes ago. SO HERE WE GO AGAIN.100 Point give away~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving away 100 points, because I have them laying around doing nothing all day.
Rules to enter:
- Watch me ( you can un-watch me when this is over)
- Favorite this journal
- Mention this (with a link) in your journal
- Link me the journal in a comment
I will reply to your comment with the number I have given you. I will use this in a random number generator. I'll keep all of this organized in a word document.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. NO ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS.
I need at least 10 entries by the deadline, or I will cancel this.
Deadline: January 2nd, 2013
I will give the points to the winner on January 3rd, and I will announce them then.
**EDIT** I'm not sure I'll get enough entries. My new deadline is December, 25th, Christmas. I'm pretty sure I'll never get enough people to enter, so I may as well end it then.
BJD Company DatabaseDoll CompaniesBJD Company Database5 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a list of companies who sell their own brand of dolls, though some also stock dolls made by other companies.
abio angel - http://www.divinitydoll.com/
asleep eidolon - http://www.aedoll.cn/exhibition/root.asp?anid=1
alice in labyrinth - http://homepage3.nifty.com/aliceinlabyrinth/index.htm
angelheim - http://www.angelheim.com/
angel fantasy - http://www.lovelyplatform.com/
angel street - http://www.angel-street.com/
angel of dream - http://www.aoddoll.net/
angell studio - http://www.angell-studio.com/en/
aria doll - http://www.aria-english.com/index.php
aripina - http://www.aripina.com/index.php
bambicrony - http://bambicrony.net/shop/step_submain.php?b_code=B20021119085725
b & g doll - http://www.ibgdoll.com/en/
bishonen house - http://www.bishonenhouse.com/
blue blood doll - http://www.blueblooddoll.com/
blue fairy - http://www.blueblooddoll.com/
bobobie - http://www.bobobie.com/
buddy doll - http://www.buddydoll.co.kr/shop/main/intro.p
POINT COMMISSIONS INFO: OPENPAYPAL COMMISSIONS WILL BE OPEN SOON :>POINT COMMISSIONS INFO: OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My PM is running out soon lol
Drawing chibis for 100
And bust-up characters (full colour) for 300
full-body b and w characters :250
BOB PIXEL ICONS: 60 :icondayzee8:
Send me a note if you're interested! And please specify what you'd like to be said in the speech bubble ^^/
Slots Open: 5
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Devious Journal EntryUgh, I hate school so much right now.Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In my science class I'm partners with SATAN.
She's a new kid named Morgan, she copies me, she orders me around, she's a bitch in general.
I AM GOING TO RIP HER HEAD OFF.
I am seriously going to.
The chick even chewed me out for not knowing the correct meaning to ''fuck.''
Than she calls the entire class retarded freshman, AND SHE'S COPYING ME, A FRESHMAN.
SORRY!SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!! i haven't done all the collab parts i've been promising to do, i just hadn't the time, but i will SOON do them, i got a holiday week next week, so i will be on my computer and with u guys, but also a bit with my cousins where i will "steal" their internet. i've also started on a diary.... i had it really bad one day.... i'm moving to another room.... so i won't be living at the school with my roomies anymore... i'm moving tomorrow, i don't know what have happened i really feel like i'm being dragged around and i hate it!!! i'm so weak... u guys may have seen me as a strong and independen woman..... but i'm not.... we all wear a mask that hides our true feelings....SORRY!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i was up to talk we a teacher talking about the moving thing.... i didn't know what to say cause i have this gentic called, impathy and sympathy.... and i'm really naive... i don't want anyone to feel angry or sad about what i do..... so i lied and said yes to move.... i couldn't hold it in so i got my mom
Username complaintsThis is a bit weird, but I'm going to defend why Colette is my favorite character because of various complaints about my username.. Feel free to disagree, everyone has their own opinion.Username complaints1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people contact me just to tell me how much they hate Colette. "She pretends to be perfect" or "She's too perfect" even "She's so typical and useless."
I'm going to try to defend myself for the typical things people message me about out of the blue, trying not to spoil the game. Colette is a girl working desperately for salvation. She is doing everything not only to save the world, but also because she has sinned. So "She pretends to be perfect," absolutely not. She's trying to make up for her past.
As for "She's too perfect," Colette is a chronic liar, a thief and a killer. Enough said, right?
"She pretends to be so perfect?" Colette forgives people for their wrong, probably because she wants to be forgiven herself. If she pretended to be perfect, she'd stick her nose in the air and refu
5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED):iconamber-duncan:5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*IMPORTANT: I will be out of town for vacation on New Year's 2014 but the WINNER of this Giveaway will be announced by my best friend, Amber-Duncan and she will be responsible for giving away the to the WINNER!
It's that time again!!!
I have a ton of points accumulated from commissions, and I think it's time to do a big giveaway for LaughingGurl™, Inc. and gain more Watchers.
I will pick a RANDOM winner.
5000 GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
✖ Watch me
✖ Add this Journal to your Favorites
✖ Create a Journal with a Link advertising this Giveaway
✖ Comment below with a Link to your Journal
Deadline is New Years Day. Jan 1, 2014. 12PM EST.
Stolen art sold at conventionsHey guys! I had a great time at SacAnime but while I was there, I saw a vendor's booth called Hidden Supplies selling sakimichan's Kakashi paintingStolen art sold at conventions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked her if she gave permission for this or not, and sure enough, she didn't. I think it's safe to say that the rest of the $25 mats sold at the booth were also using stolen art, but I don't recognize any of the artists. Here are some photos of the booth and all the mats are also listed on their website https://www.hiddensupplies.com/index.php?routeroduct/category&path=71. Please take a look and report the images you recognize to the respective artists so that they may take the proper legal actions against these these people. Thank you!
How I came to dislike fanartEdit 2: For those that wonder why I closed comments. A death threat was the limit for me. http://damaimikaz.deviantart.com/journal/Speechless-383087330How I came to dislike fanart2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Edit: I've never expected such a massive response to this journal. But because it's gone all over the internet... I would like to settle a few things first... because I keep getting the same replies over and over again.
1. I made this journal as being my personal opinion. I'm not stating facts here. I'm just saying how I personally feel about drawing fanart. Please don't take this journal as a fact, because it isn't. It was never intended that way.
2. I don't expect you to agree with me. I don't mind either. I'd like you to reply why you think differently. Provide me with your insight and experiences. I'd love that.
3. I'm well aware that I can't change anything about most of these facts. I brought them up for discussion because I want to hear what other pe
CONTEST RESULTS!!!!! THE RESULTS ARE INCONTEST RESULTS!!!!!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh man oh man.. the more i looked through all the entries the more i was in love with ALL of them..
There were FOUR that i had a very hard time choosing between… but…
I FINALLY DECIDED!!!!!
*drum roll please*
Submitted by :iconmeaty-nosebleeds:
Man where do I start! I adore the colors and the detail. I LOVE how diablesse's third eye looks.
I can't stop staring at Talee's hair! it's too cute! she's friggin adorable!
Will be receiving the following prizes!
-Quick sketch from me :iconsquidpuke:
-Pixel icon from :iconmrsbone:
Submitted by :iconobscenedementia:
This piece DEFINITELY grabbed my attention.
I adore the colors. I love Diablesse's face. The Users OC Braile is cute as a button.
I love her claws and just the expressions in general… is she tickling him? is she telling a bad