CharismaI just read this and I think it is so true:Charisma3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people:
1. They listen way more than they talk.
Ask questions. Maintain eye contact. Smile. Frown. Nod. Respond--not so much verbally, but nonverbally.
That's all it takes to show the other person they're important.
Then when you do speak, don't offer advice unless you're asked. Listening shows you care a lot more than offering advice, because when you offer advice in most cases you make the conversation about you, not them.
Don't believe me? Who is "Here's what I would do..." about: you or the other person?
Only speak when you have something important to say--and always define important as what matters to the other person, not to you.
2. They don't practice selective hearing.
Some people--I guarantee you know people like this--are incapable of hearing anything said by the people they feel are somehow beneath them.
Sure, you speak to them, but that particular falling tree doesn't make a sound i
Here's a fun question...When have my Admirable or Atrocity reviews ever deviated from the public opinion? I don't mean like "x is worse than y." I mean "this is a good show or a bad show." Not your opinion mind you, but the general consensus.Here's a fun question...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For a recap
The Splinter is a bad episode from modern SpongebobA Pal for Gary is a bad episode from modern SpongebobBubsy is a bad cartoon pilotJohnny Test is a bad cartoonEveryone Knows It's Bendy is a bad episode from a good cartoon, Foster's Home from Imaginary FriendsG3 My Little Pony is not a good series.Stuck in the Wringer is a bad modern Spongebob episode; modern Spongebob is a far cry from what the show once was.The Groovenians is an artist's terrible attempt to justify not taking responsibility "For the art"It's a Wishful Life is a bad episode from a good cartoon, pre-poof Fairly Odd ParentsMadballs: Gross Jokes
I Have Found the Irony!Does anyone remember this? It’s an article or a review about Friendship is Magic complaining about irrelevant things and blowing non- consequential things grossly out of proportion. Words based on panic. “The end of creator-driven era because Lauren Faust is working for a toy-based cartoon." Isn’t this kind of what the fandom was built on? People seeing negative criticism that couldn’t possibly be true and looking past it to find their own conclusions.I Have Found the Irony!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly, it makes all of the nitpicking that I see seem… insignificant. And kind of humorous. I hope that this will help you guys find some solace too. Or humor. What do I do when I see a review that I think nitpicks too much? Well, I put my own opinion out there. I don’t know if that solves the problem, but it certainly makes me feel better. Now, I guess I could think about this. Does this mean anything any more? No. Was it ever true? No. Did it ever become more true with time? No. Did the panic in
Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 1)Since I'm going to do a list of the top 10 worst cartoons of this particular decade (2000-2009) I thought that it might be fun to do a little bit of a retrospective on the era. And maybe I'll do a little bit more on other decades. Now I said that this was one of the worst decades (not THE worst, that's generally agreed on to be the 70's), but this is a particularly bad decade. I will say that this decade had some really, really good gems. That's because the early 2000's were more a less a continuation of the 90's. When I talk about this decade I tend to refer more to the mid-2000's, which not even the early 2000's can really save. It's not even the shows that's most of the problems, it's the trends that started here, and we'll talk about them soon. So, let's take this year by year, and we'll talk about the events as they transpire. Also, to keep this simple, we're going to be largely talking about American animation history. I don't have the time to research the entire world's animatioEras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 1)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
An Incredible Weekend At Nightmare Nights DallasAn Incredible Weekend At Nightmare Nights Dallas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had an absolutely wonderful and unforgettable weekend at Nightmare Nights Dallas. I can't say enough about everyone involved, how much fun I had, how kind and gracious EVERYONE was. Best of all, the convention raised an incredible sum of money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
I am awed by this community's sense of giving. Fandoms do not exist in a vacuum. There will never be an end to drama, bad behavior, petty disagreement and factionalism. That's being a geek and a fan and part of a vibrant, opinionated and enthusiastic community- good AND bad. But we can feel good knowing that when this group of miniature equine aficionados set our minds to something good and vital and important it gets done in a big way.
Thanks to everyone who attended, who came out and made this weekend an incredib
MLP Episodes ordered from favorite to leastSo, with Season 4 finished, my top 10 MLP episodes lists are really out of date. In fact, they've been out of date for awhile. I watched my top 20 favorite episodes and was kind of shocked by how much my opinions had changed, even without the new episodes to compete. For example, I cannot believe how low I put Sleepless in Ponyville. And as you know, my critical score does not always translate to my score. Holy shit, I just realized that they're going to have their 100 episode next season. Wonder if they're going to do something special for it.MLP Episodes ordered from favorite to least1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Flight to the Finish
Magical Mystery Cure
Princess Twilight Sparkle
The Cutie Mark Chronicles
Too Many Pinkie Pies
Sleepless in Ponyville
A Canterlot Wedding
Return of Harmony
Feeling Pinkie Keen
Party of One
Pinkie Apple Pie
Suited for Success
Rarity Takes Manehattan
Two Years of FriendshipIt has now been two years since the start of something new. Two years since the beginning of what many believe is one of the greatest shows of our time. On this day marks the first ever airing of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Two years since Lauren Faust breathed life into a franchise that many believed dead and buried in the mists of time. And on this day something amazing happened. On this day a few guys got together. And on this day those guys were to be known as bronies.Two Years of Friendship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you had told me, back then, that I would spend so much of my time talking to other guys and gals about colorful pastel ponies I would've said you were crazy. But now, I draw fan art of the characters, I converse with my friends on what would be a cool topic for a fan fiction, and I regularly talk to people I don't even know(something else I would've said was impossible two years ago) about who we think deserves the rank of "best pony". And although I am some what late to the game, and although I
WOW and THANK YOU!I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Bronies never cease to amaze! We've far surpassed our fundraising goal for the BronyCon Documentary. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to all those who helped spread the word.WOW and THANK YOU!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this update from the BronyCon Kickstarter page...
Dear Princess Celestia,
What an amazing group of people Bronies and those who support Bronies are!
Twenty-four days ago we announced our dream of producing a documentary about the phenomenon of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and its dedicated fans who live its values in their daily lives. Well, not only have thousands of members of the Brony Community and other members of the public come forward to encourage us, enough of them have shown their generosity that we can make an even better film than we ever imagined! They also helped the project become the 2nd most funded film of
Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 2)First part here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/…Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 2)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
(I'll fix the errors as I go along, for example I've already fixed the Final Fantasy movie being the Spirits Within and not Advent Children. This retrospective stuff takes a lot of time and effort)
2005: What the fuck happened? This is... a difficult year, but at least a lot happened. Let's start with Spongebob entering its fourth season and Family Guy returns (to its fourth season) to FOX after popular DVD sales. Both of these shows were previously cancelled, but because corporations wanted more and more money they kept them going. Also Family Guy got a spin-off in American Dad. American Dad isn't as good as Family Guy was, but it's a lot better than Family Guy currently is. Oh and speaking of Spongebob it may as well have gotten a spin-off too since Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island aired this year too.
crickets and owlsThe owls stopped hooting well before sunrise.crickets and owls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, sunrise isn't even here yet.
Bright stars out.
i have been staring at them and thinking about the impossibility of relatedness.
It seems like everyone I know is chasing after some imagined sense of who they are or who they want to be. Or they have definitions about themselves they quickly let you know about upon meeting. Rules, boundaries, categories of what is acceptable, not acceptable. "I'm a techy guy."
Love affairs start with a burst of passion that ensures continuation of the species, but only afterwards do lovers see each other as who they are, and only later do their "projections of ideal self on to their partner" fade, leaving them scratching their heads wondering what went wrong. Who is this person? Well, the same person you didn't see all along.
And so it may be with life. Imagined desires. Working to get something you have your whole identity caught up in, blasting through barriers, obstacles, creating a definition of who
approval - addendumyears ago i was watching a documentary on madonna - truth or dare or whatever, and her father came to one of her concerts. she was SO nervous. And the concert was of course sold out and everyone was blown away and she was amazing and then it cuts to her backstage with her dad after the concert and she is asking him what he thought and he pauses and says something like "well, I didn't care for it much..." and you could see madonna crumble and just become a little girl who never got the love and affirmation from her dad; and even though she had nothing left to prove, had conquered the world, she still felt alone, not good enough, unlovable.approval - addendum3 years ago in Personal More Like This
sometimes artists are fueled to work so hard because they are trying to get something that was lacking in their childhood. affirmation, love, whatever.
there is a difference between that and getting approval for something you are working on as a professional.
someone who isn't full of psychological baggage isn't going to feel demoralized when they get
Pony Fans and Pony FriendsPony Fans and Pony Friends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have NOTHING but good things to say about the folks I’ve had the pleasure of talking to, hanging out with and calling my friends in the My Little Pony fan community. When it comes down to it, everyone is here because of one reason- they like the tiny horse cartoon. Bottom line. I’ve never run into a single instance of the legion creepy, pervy, fedora-wearing, neckbeard misogynist bullies that are claimed to populate every pony-friendly website and convention.
Quite the contrary, I’ve had a wonderful time every step of the way and I appreciate EVERYONE I’ve joined along the ride- bronies and nor/mlp/eople, artists and musicians , VAs and staff, men, women, kids a
BRONYCON Documentary is COMPLETE!BRONYCON Documentary is COMPLETE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's finally finished! It's been several months in the making, and took the dedicated efforts of some very passionate people to complete.
For those of you who may not know, Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a documentary (Produced by Michael Brockhoff, Executive Produced by John de Lancie, Tara Strong and myself) that endeavors to enlighten anyone who may be curious about who this unexpected fandom is comprised of, and just exactly why these adults are so passionate about something that was never intended for them.
You can purchase the documentary for download HERE!!!!
A gigantic thanks to all the generous backers who funded the film on Kickstarter. Your enthusiasm and support ensured the film could be held to a very high production standard. Additional thanks to the contributors: the bronies who agreed to be interviewed and/or to share their st
Wallpaper size of some of the new pictureI have upload larger size of some of the drawing on clockwise whooves, check it if you have time : PWallpaper size of some of the new picture2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Prepare for a rant by admin-Let's keep this confidential to Deviantart, are or, the people who actually read all of the shit I'm about to type on this shitty keyboard. On this shitty computer. On this horrible laptop. In this tiny room.-Prepare for a rant by admin-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would suggest you all ready thy battle armor, because I am going to rant like I have never ranted before. I lied. This will be one of my casual rants that I usually do. So, Basically, I'm merely going to talk shit and see how many butt hurt followers of the subject I can get. Today's topic will be--
--Rant on the topic of - Swag fags and Yolo ===> Commence.
You know, I can't even wrap my think pan around this subject. It's actually hard to know where to begin. No, It's not. I know just where to wrap my mind around the subject.
Allow Karkat rage to occur.
I'd like to briefly say that my closet cousin is in fact a Swaggot, and probably will always remain one. The other day, she had posted to me over Via- Facebook chat and told me she had recently gained a new boyfriend. S
Austin Wintory saw my picshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGcXI_BaR2YAustin Wintory saw my pics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh my God…Austin Wintory. a.k.a the composer of Journey, liked my paintings enough to use them in his video commentary of the soundtrack….3:10 and 15:48
Austin Wintory saw my paintings….
Seriously, after being sick for the past few days, this made my day...week....month...
Austin Wintory. *squee*