Drawing TipsDrawing TipsDrawing Tips8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Here are some tips that have helped me learn to draw. This was made purely to try and help others. Im not trying to belittle or make fun of anyones drawing skills or style, or any artists, themselves. So, I hope this helps!
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Try to practice as often as possible. If at first you dont succeed, try again. Not all of your work may come out great on the first try. I know mine sure does not! Out of everything I draw only some of it is posted, and most is revised or redrawn.
When you draw, dont worry about whether or not it looks right, just draw what you see before you. Your mind can actually trick you. Sort of like how some people draw heads as a circle, even though we know for a fact that human heads are not naturally round. And it may be tempting to draw a dress as a triangle; even though that defies the laws of gravity. Why do we do this? Our minds can develop a symbolic way of portraying what we see. For
CPOCFD: Common Creepypasta ClichesHello everyone with another chapter of Creepypasta OC For Dummies!CPOCFD: Common Creepypasta Cliches1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Today, I'll list the most common cliches in the making or writing of Creepypasta OCs.
And I quote from ShackleSoul from his wonderful How to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary Sue:
"What is a Mary Sue? Different people seem to have different definitions but there is one in particular I am familiar with, and the one most often found in creepypasta Mary Sues. This is the type that is basically the author, only cooler, sexier, and always quick with a bad punchline when they kill someone, with more friends than the author does but still oh so tragic and misunderstood. They probably have cat ears and maybe a mask. And they are always way, way overpowered. Oh, and all the male creepypastas are in love with them. You know the type of character I’m talking about.
Now, not every character that has just a few of these traits is a Mary Sue. So don’t
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your WritingTips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing
Know the fundamentals of writing. If you don't know these or need help with them look copy and paste this link into your adress bar http://magicuser5656.deviantart.com/art/Things-Everyone-Should-Know-About-Writing-286645736
Know your audience. You need to be aware of the audience your writing is targeted towards. You'd never catch a zoologist using a children's picture book to learn about zebras!
Have an engaging opening sentence. This is your big chance at getting the reader interested after the title, and possibly a description! Use it well.
Shorter can be better. Shorter paragraphs, shorter sentences. A sentence doesn't have to be a run-on sentence to be considered too long. If your writing becomes too long you may loose the interest of some of your readers. Think short and sweet, but keep in mind short sentences make time fly by. Having longer sentences will slow tim
Creepypasta OC for Dummies: Design TipsOriginal Series (c) ShackleSoul c:Creepypasta OC for Dummies: Design Tips2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
TOPIC: Design Tips/ Inspiration from Research.
Now I wanted to add my little chapter in this to further help Deviants new to the vast Creepypasta fandom and need help creating a Creepypasta character for themselves or want to further tips to make their already created OCs unique.
We will be going through some subtopics under this:
How to make a character believable with a physical or mental illness through research.How to design a character's clothes based off of time factor or backgroundHow a person raised in a different era would probably speak and act differently due to older cultural attitudes and speech patterns
Physical/ Mental Illnesses- How to do it right for your OC:
Now, you may have seen most Creepypasta OC's with an metal or physical illness of sorts. My tip to you is before you do anything involving an illness to further flesh out your character, please research the illne
A Guide To Japanese HonorificsA Guide To Japanese Honorifics11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
ZOMG. I've seen people abuse honorifics so bad. Ugh. It isn't even funny anymore. Based on my previous knowledge, my XXXHOLiC book, and some quick Google-aided research, I compiled an easy-to-use guide to Japanese "suffixes" used to bestow friendship, endearment, and respect. So if you suffer from any strain of a terrible virus responsible for the misuse of honorifics, please read.
-san: The most commonly used honorific. It's all-purpose, so you can't really misuse it. It's the functional equivalent of Ms., Mrs., or Mr. but is used between people who do not know each other very well or in cases were the least amount of respect is required. Don't get me wrong, it's not denotative! Just a casual phrase. Do not abbreviate the name.
Ex: Misha becomes Misha-san, Shia becomes Shia-san [Pita Ten]
Bad Ex: Deedlit becomes Deed-san, should be Deedlit-san
-sama: For good buddies, one step above -san. Neither feminine nor masculine, can be used to confer great respect b
What the Dere?- Guide to TypesA lot of manga and anime fans have come across these terms tons of times, but what the heck do they mean?What the Dere?- Guide to Types4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As a fellow artist/novelist myself, I shall break down the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to the Deres.
Tsundere- the most common type of "dere" there is. But what exactly defines a tsundere?
To be put bluntly, a tsundere character acts tough on the outside, but is a real softie once you get to know him/her. Kagami from Lucky Star is a perfect example of this. She acts harsh towards our favorite practical joker, Konata, but she shows her true colors when someone pushes the right buttons. Another good example is Beatrice from Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Beneath that seemingly cold exterior lies a heart of gold (no pun intended). Of course, she would never admit these feelings to Battler or any one of her friends. Only we, the viewers, know her secret.
Another trait of the tsundere is that they often hit the person they care about (but the "victim" is ever rarely sev
Warrior prefixesThis list is generalized, and not tailored to fit a particular clan. However it does fit clans in northern geographies (Europe and America mainly) better. It does not mean that it is set for the four canon clans, and as such each clan will have sacred names. The sacred names will not be the same based on people's idea of canon as well as how fan created clans behave.Warrior prefixes4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Acorn - a small golden brown cat
Adder - A dark coloured cat
Alder- A silver coated cat
Amber- a golden cat
Ant - A dark coloured cat
Apple - a pale golden cat
Ash - A pale grey cat
Ashen (f)- Pale grey cat
Aspen- silver tabby
Badger - Black and white
Bark - Brown
Bat- Dark coated
Bay- Pale grey
Bee- Yellow Tabby
Beech - Silver tabby
Beetle - Small and dark
Brier – white and yellow
Birch - A light silver tabby
Bird - A light boned cat
Black - Black
Blizzard - A large white cat
Blossom (f) - pretty
Blue - A greyish blue cat
Bonny (f)- pretty
Bounce - A small cat
Warrior SuffixesAWarrior Suffixes4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
-aster (f)= a petty motherly cat who is laid back and placid
-back (m/f)- Pertains to the cat's back, a indicator of their dominant colour or quality of fur
-belly (m, sometimes f)- a jovial cat
-berry (m/f)- A small sweet cat
-bite (m/f)- A cat who is a skilled hunter
-blaze (m/f) - A cat who is passionate all they do
-blink (m/f)- fast
-blossom (f)- a cat who is young at heart
-bloom (f)- A cat who is eager to mother and bring new life
-blotch (m/f)- has blotches of colour on white
-bounce (m/f)- peppy and happy cat, can be hyperactive
-breeze ( mainly f) - fast
-briar (f)- feminine and resilient
-call (m, rarely f) -a cat skilled at using their voice, a diplomat
-claw (m/f) -a warrior that is very skilled with their claws
-cloud (m/f)- a dreamer, and a lover, an idealist, or a cat with a very thick, very thick and puffy coat
-creek (m/f)- A graceful cat
-dapple (f only)- a tortoiseshell cat of some sort
-daisy (f)- Young at heart and innocent
-dawn (m/f)- a serene and medita
One Sick Simon Part 1The New Adventures of Alvin and the ChipmunksOne Sick Simon Part 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Episode 1: One Sick Simon
The alarm clock read 4:59, and Dave Seville was watching it. Knowing that any second now his alarm would spring to life in an attempt to wake him, only problem with that was he was already awake. But despite his rather lively early morning disposition, the alarm went off on cue when the clock read 5:00. Swinging his legs out of bed and out from underneath his covers, Dave stood up and stretched. Cracking his neck a few times, he turned to look out his window, the suns glow just barely clearing the hills in the distance.
Another great morning, Dave smiled to himself, for him getting up in the morning on a Monday was much different than it was for most people. The biggest reason for that was Dave actually loved his job.
After grabbing some clean clothes from his dresser, Dave headed to take his morning shower. From t
How To Write A StoryHOW TO WRITEHow To Write A Story7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The following contains "bad language" for emphasis. I do not endorse the use of such language, yet I use it anyway because that's how I roll and it can add good emphasis to the points I bring up. If you don't like it, I pity you.
Becoming an Author
If you're looking for a step-by-step "How to Write the Next Bestseller", you're barking up an imaginary tree, so if I were you I'd desist from that before people stop and point at the delirious little chihuahua. Thing about writing is...
There's no secret.
(dun dun DUUUUN)
That's right. Those of you worrying about finding the Fountain of Perfect Authoring are chasing mirages in the desert of reality. There isn't really any Rosetta Stone of how to write a great story. Don't walk away in dejection just yet, however. There's no secret temple with the Pen of Shakespeare, but there a
Trapping the QuarterbackTrapping The Quarterback: The Apple Bloom Safe EditionTrapping the Quarterback5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By Roy G. Biv
The following story involves male on transgendered-pony loving. For the 'Unshorn Fetlocks' edition with the naughtiness intact, please see the link in the story's description...
Quarterback flopped onto a cloud, heaving for breath as sweat caked every inch of his body. Ever since the Young Flier's Competition, he'd been flying over to Ponyville to practice with Rainbow Dash whenever he could get time off from work. He hoped to change careers to a Weather Pony, but he just didn't think it'd be so much hard work!
Rainbow Dash flew up effortlessly next to him as he panted there on the cloud, poking the gray pegasus with her forehoof. "Come on, you big ol' guy! We've only been flying at 100 KM for the past two hours! You can't be tired yet!"
Quarterback lifted his head weakly, his black mane in his eyes as he panted out, "Just... *huff* Need a minute... *wheeze* I'm all power... *gasp* Not speed like you..."
Design a country work sheetDesign a country work sheet5 years ago in Settings More Like This
For those people who needs to design their own world.
This is a form I will use from now on to help me design it faster and more complete.
original from: droemar's journal
Edited by mayshing 2010
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
calender measure (time table): (Does their calender go by the moon, or sun? Or other planets?)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not they're native.
Physical: (The ethnic description of your race: skin color, hair color, builds, dress)
Preference to fashion and beauty:
Weather patterns: (Tropical? Stormy? Cold? Earthquakes? Climate in general?)
-how the weather influence inhabitants behavior, travel
Major river and lakes?
Any construction a
How2-Ask artists you admireHow2-Ask artists you admire6 years ago in Letters More Like This
Have you ever tried to talk to an artists you admire on DA and s/he ignores you?
Well, there's a few tips on how to talk to them and get more comments back...
I don't say this will always work, because some artists are just too busy, or too shy to talk back, but it will work better than if you just bluntly ask a question.
There are nice artists who will answer your question, so make them feel a bit special for doing you a favor.
Here's my tip on how to talk to some big name artists...
===== MOST IMPORTANTLY!
1. Research first, check their blogs for FAQ if you have a question such as...
1. what pen/paper/program/medium did you use?
>>>(tools related, trust me, usually its on their FAQ)
2. Hi, you're good.... what do you recommend for a tablet?
>>>(Go to forums to ask that please, search forum for old threads on it, don't bother them with this.)
3. Hello, what brushes did you use, can you share it? Did you use Photoshop?
>>>(Don't ask so fast, search their gallery or u
7 Steps for Creating Your Story's Narrator7 Steps for Choosing Your Story's Narrator7 Steps for Creating Your Story's Narrator8 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 8 “The Narrator”
With Links to Supplementary Material
All stories are told by a character in your story—whether you know it or not. Now, it could be that your story is told through the eyes of some sort of god or spirit or unknown invisible force, but there is some sort of being that must be present in order to know and tell of the events that transpired. Today, I'm going to talk about choosing the right narrator for your story, writing style, and genre. Please note that these are not the standard distinctions that you will learn in school, but a far more complex and elemental series of distinctions that I have discerned as a student of writing.
Step 1: Choose what Point of View you wish to write in
There are three
How to make a good Warrior OCHow to make a good Warriors OCHow to make a good Warrior OC4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So, you want to know how to make a warriors OC? Okay, you've come to the right place. Okay, there are a few steps you want to follow. They're simple steps. Look at "The Rules" of the universe. If it's a traditional warrior cats story, this means keeping your cats within the laws of how your average member of felis catus should be.
About Cats, and colour
A short history on the cat. Cats were first domesticated in egypt. All warrior cats are feral cats. That is they were born and raised in the wild. However genetically they are more similar to the domestic cat. This is because the process of domestication they are genetically different than their ancestors, felis silvestris, the wild cat.
Despite being the same species as the house cat, feral cats cannot be described with pedigree terms (perisian, burmese, siamese, exotic) because they are not pedigrees. Therefore a cat with pointing, if a feral cat, is described as a colour of point
Everything Under the Stars 18Chapter 18: TroubleEverything Under the Stars 184 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
© Lady Owl
Neelix and Heather were already at the workshop for a while when Gale shouted from the back office to get Neelix's attention. He sighed, annoyed and set his tool down as he lifted his goggles and began to walk towards the back.
"Neelix, you have a message." Gale informed him as he entered.
"Oh..?" Neelix replied, interested but felt his gut lurch. As much as he wanted to speak to Muora, it made him extremely anxious. He looked over at Heather who was sitting up on the counter across from him. She was playing with Gale's game again and shared the same look of worry as he did, when their eyes met.
"Yeah... from... the Overseer." Gale replied. He seemed both confused and nervous by this.
"The Overseer? What would he want? We're catching up at a good pace.. I can't imagine he'd be receiving any complaints." Neelix replied, "What did he say?"
"Just says he wants to meet with you as soon as possible.. Damn I hope we're not in troubl
Do somen about ur jealousyDo somen about ur jealousy12 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Have you ever get jealous over someone's talent? Or think someone is better than you, and you are nothing? Have you ever said to someone "I wish I have your talent?"
If that's you, here is my tips for you.
Instead of just dwelling on that sour feeling of jealousy, do something about it.
1) Remember: No one pops out good works like magic, no talent would shine without hard work. When you are envying, or complimenting other's "Talents" you are really complimenting their results of hard work. No matter how talented one can be, without hard work talents are NOTHING.
a) Everyone has a different starts, different environments, different developments, different interests.
Everyone has a different start, a different environment, and different development... focus on developing yourself with what you have, and try to learn from whoever you can learn from.
Many artists are talented and gifted since their youth, but it's also their environment that plays a
Rants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OCRants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OC4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Well, I figured that since Spongebob- Proof Of Spandy was so popular that I would do something that's different but also the same. I've written a little mini rant/opinions on an issue that isn't nearly as annoying as it used to be but it's still suck around for a quite a while everywhere I've been (Ex. DevArt, Fanfiction Net, LiveJournal). So, hope you can all enjoy and leave whatever comments you feel necessary. I would love to hear your opinions.
First I shall address Mary-Sues. Here's the five bad points of a Mary-Sue:
The name is only a slight problem. As in, it's not really one to be too concerned about but it is something that could give a good character a bad image. A name such as 'Melony Butterfly Lily DeeDee Silver Jay Hannah Rose, Melony Rose for short' is not going to give anyone a pretty image of your character and people will get tired just by trying to sa
Freeing the MagdalenesI dream of them, the nameless women.Freeing the Magdalenes5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Young and old, condemned and broken.
I dream of the simple women
The poor women
The women who could not hide.
I dream of mothers who do not
Know the faces of their babies.
I dream of women harmed as I was harmed
And then cast away in blame.
I dream of splintering the doors
And defying the Sisters with my words
My ringing words.
I dream of running through stone halls
Giving names back to the women.
I dream of playing Moses
Leading the fallen women out
Freeing them from false shame.
I dream that we leave that place
Laughing, a living tide of women
Running for the low sweet hills.
I dream of tears, of joyful faces.
Their clambering words
And we plan to free the others, the children.
I dream of sad women made hopeful.
I dream of justice.
I dream of freeing the Magdalenes.
A Heart AblazeA Heart Ablaze4 years ago in Drama More Like This
'It's my fault. It's all my fault.' Painful memories flashed through Alvin Seville's mind as he sat on one of the benches in the large church that was merely a few miles from the place he had once called home.
The air stank of flower scented perfume. That smell was awful, and would forever be associated with death.
He looked around him; almost everyone had ever known was there. They were crying, every one of them. Family, friends, Dave's co-workers. No one tried to hide their tears, and with good reason.
Alvin's glassy blue eyes moved to the front of the large room, over the crowds of people, and landed on two child-sized coffins at the front of the room. It was a closed-casket viewing, as one of the two bodies was burned beyond recognition.
It had been nearly a week since that fateful night, but Alvin couldn't get the images out of his head. They were as vivid as they had been when they were actually occurring, and it terrified him.
He could still hear the screaming. Theodore's
AATC - There's Still Hope - storyAATC - There's Still Hope - story3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sky was filled with stars that night. The clouds that had rolled in the same morning and brought rain were gone by evening and by the time the children were tucked in and sound asleep, the stars and the moon had come out again, casting the city of Hearttropolis in a peaceful silver dreamscape. Most lights in the downtown area had been put out, allowing the suburbs to be soaked in the beauty of one of the summer's last nights.
And just as they normally did on a night such as this after a busy day, Alvin, Simon and Theodore climbed up onto the roof of their home and lay down, staring up at the infinite void above them.
"So, that's it?" Theodore said after Alvin had explained to them how the events of that day. "They never caught the guy?"
"We caught him, but a little too late," Alvin replied. "Dictator had already gotten to him by the time we arrived."
Simon looked at his brother as he hugged his waist. "And he never said anything?" he said softly.
Alvin sighed. "He grabbed my
How Lyra met Bon-BonHow Lyra met Bon-Bon starring Applejack and the Cutie Mark CrusadersHow Lyra met Bon-Bon5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"C'mon sis!" begged Applebloom, turning to Applejack with her biggest, most glistening doe-eyed look. "Ya promised that if we behaved well all mornin' that ya'd tell me and the rest of the Crusaders a story!" Beside her, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle both nodded in agreement.
Applejack sighed. "How kin anypony say no to a trio of young'uns as cute as you three?" She looked out the window of the homestead at the wild storm that the Pegasus ponies had brought to Ponyville. "And seein' how it's so stormy out an' all, it seems like a fine way ta pass the time. Now what kinda story should I tell y'all?" She brought a hoof to her chin in thought. "Oh! Ah know! How's about a story about cuties marks, you bein' the Cutie Mark Crusaders an' all."
"Sounds boooring," complained Scootaloo. Applebloom glowered at her.
"Cutie marks ain't never borin'," she said in a huff, "Go ahead with yer story sis!"