Ah, Now That...that was fun.Ah, Now That...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Two months and eight days, 64 chapters plus an epilogue, 134 single-spaced typewritten pages, 74478 words and countless hours later, Everlasting Snow has finally come to a close.
And, to tell you the truth, I have no idea where to start.
Let's start just over a couple months ago, with a girl, a laptop, and a movie. One that changed her life. For the better. One that connected with her on such a deep level that no amount of writing or creating could get it out of her system, and never will. One that revived her love of writing, something she hadn't done in years because it never gained any recognition, she never felt it was good enough, and life events just left her feeling so trampled upon, further deterring her from putting the pen to the paper.
And so, never before so inspired and just recently discovering the world of fan fiction, she opened her laptop, brought up Microsoft Word, and began to write, not helping but feeling that a certain winter spirit (th
Gentle SnowfallAll right. Awesome story time.Gentle Snowfall1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been incredibly windy for the past couple of days (it doesn't ever snow, though ). While I was visiting my old house, I took my dog out for a walk up the hill to do his business. It was nighttime. First off, I nearly tripped and fell over what sounded and felt like a long thin tree branch. I looked back and saw nothing. Continuing onward, the wind was blowing pretty hard. It was brisk and exceptionally cold. I began to talk to Jack, knowing that he was behind all of this (as I usually do when a sudden cold wind blows or something along those lines...yeah, I talk to Jack a lot x3). The moment I uttered, "Jack Frost, it's you there, isn't it?" the wind blew so hard that I almost fell over. My dog perked his ears up, but soon went back to doing his own thing. I continued talking to Jack. Then, out of nowhere, my dog starts staring at something up the hill. He's not one to bark unless he knows it's someone/thing dangerous or threatening. Curious but ex
FANGIRLING. HARD.OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. IT CAME. IT CAME EARLY. I'M FANGIRLING SO HARD RIGHT NOW.FANGIRLING. HARD.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What, you ask?
My "Art of Rise of the Guardians" book!!!! IT CAME A DAY EARLY. AWESOME SURPRISE. It has a foreword by Alec Baldwin, a preface by NONE OTHER THAN WILLIAM JOYCE HIMSELF, and is written by Ramin Zahen.
OHMYGOODNESS. IT'S AWESOME.
It had chapters on each of the characters and their lairs!! AND THERE'S AN ENTIRE. FRIGGIN. SECTION. ON. JACK.
Anyway, I'm writing Chapter 28 right now and should have it up! After that, I'm going to continue fangirling hard as I read through this entire 155-page book.
And then probably write some more. Because I'm going to be inspired.
I'll be sure to end up including some findings that this art book will provide in my writing so it stays accurate!
Thanks, and sorry about the spam.
SOMEONE PINCH ME, I MUST BE DREAMING.
Oh, and I'm going to go see the movie again for the seventh time tomorrow. Fangirli
Frost AdvisoryYou have no idea how hard I squeed when the news told me that last night.Frost Advisory1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was just all... "HECK YES!! FROST IS GONNA BE IN MY TOWN, AWWWWWYEEEEEEAAAAHH."
For those who haven't seen already, I am back in school. What does this mean? Well, it means that Everlasting Snow chapters are probably going to be slow in coming. I'm predicting that that won't happen and I'll still get one or two out a day because I'm a master procrastinator. That, and we're so close to the end of the fiction, so it's kind of that "you're in the home stretch" kind of feeling.
Aah, yeah. That's right. It's ending. Coming to a close. I know, I know, it's sad for me too. If it weren't for the workload that I already have from school, I wouldn't know what to do after it's over. I know that I'm really going to miss it though...all the comments and stuffs. BUT IT'S NOT OVER YET, SO WHAT AM I SAYING.
No, I'm not planning on doing a sequel. I'll probably write another story once school is out,
Treasure WithinAll right! Writer's block is gone! And man, when it's gone, it's really gone. Two chapters in a day and I'm not even feeling the least bit exhausted!! WOOHOO!Treasure Within1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now that I have that out of my system...
I hope you guys enjoy the new chapters, 36 & 37!
My knitting project is about halfway done. Yay!
The checklist is slowly dwindling down.~
OH. Moar Jack Frost storytime, guys! So I got up yesterday and had to go to work around 12pm. So the day had warmed up by then. And you know how garages are usually warmer than outside? Well, my garage was slightly colder. I went to go get into my car to head off to work. Outside, I couldn't see my breath (despite the chilly air--roughly 40 degrees), but in the garage, I could. The wind was blowing slightly, once again nipping at my nose. A random wind managed to make its way into my garage, even though the door to my garage was in the opposite direction of the wind blowing, so all the other wind gusts were blowing against its back wall, not in
A Little Bird Told Me...OH MY GOODNESS. I'M DYING RIGHT NOW. SERIOUSLY. AHHHH!!!A Little Bird Told Me...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why, you ask?
Because the official dA Twitter featured my fanfic!
That's right, they tweeted about Everlasting Snow, the 50th chapter!
Here's a direct link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/dA_fanart/status/299357197333327874
Just thought I'd share that with all of you. I'm freaking out, personally. I don't mean to be braggy or mean or anything. I'm just so honored. I'm seriously sitting here crying happy tears. Never in my wildest dreams...
And you know what? It's all of YOU that made this possible. I bow to you. Thank you so much for reading and all that you do. I write for the sake of writing, to perhaps add to the world of literature and to make something that people will enjoy, and it seems as though I have been successful thus far. And I have you to thank. So, once again, thank you. I LOVE YOU. :iconletmehugyouplz:
A special thanks to :iconSnowPrincess15: for telling me, I follow all the dA pages
Draw Me A Pokemon for the Week of March 10th!Our Last Round's Winners!Draw Me A Pokemon for the Week of March 10th!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You cannot win if you don't say what Pokemon you'd call out if you're chosen!
We had many fantastic Totodile entries, but that time has come!!
Tusofsky's top three were (in no particular order):
The winner, and the next caller will be...
"It was hard to pick, but my top winner is Bafa. I love the pose and the expression c:"
Draw Me A Pokemon!
In this activity, the caller will choose a Pokemon - any Pokemon they like - and if you wish to participate, all you have to do is draw that Pokemon. All of the entries will be judged, and the winner will become the next caller!
Each round will be one week long, starting Monday (sometimes Tuesday if there is a delay). Entries close Sunday night. Entries are judged the following Monday, and the next caller will be chosen! There's no need to sign up, ju
Little ThingsHello! :iconsayhiplz:Little Things1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How are all y'all doing?
Oh man. So I'm already missing Everlasting Snow like no tomorrow. Slooooowly getting over the fact that it's over.
So what do I do to go fill the void?
I go onto tumblr, to the "littlerotgthings" blog, and I browse around.
But guess what?
The blog was closed! Oh noes!
But, the owner was looking for someone to take it over.
Note the "was" there.
That's right!! I've taken over the blog! I'm so excited. Here's the link to the blog: http://www.littlerotgthings.tumblr.com. Be sure to stop by! If you have any questions or want to make a suggestion/request for a little RotG thing, message me on the blog or even here, I'll always keep an open mind and log of requests.~
And so, this is what I'll be doing most likely in my spare time, amongst my other projects and helping any one of you out with your fictions or whatever you may want my help on.
I did get a Tumblr just so I could become a [basically] co-admin on the blog. Not sure if I'll e
The sexiest Axel artwork you will ever seeIS IT NOT GLORIOUS?!The sexiest Axel artwork you will ever see7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you, godzilla-poptart, for doing this request for me!!
It seriously made my night. xD
How to feel good about your ArtWe've all had those moments as an artist where we just can't seem to like what we're doing, where nothing seems sufficient and everybody else seems to draw so much better than ourselves.There's a few simple things you can do to avoid feeling like that or that you can remind yourself of should you already be right in the middle of this mess.How to feel good about your Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw for yourself, not an audience!
The first and probably most important point, especially for any artist on here who in one way or the other seeks feedback and recognition from their fellow deviants. You should never forget that your art is after all YOUR art, so it should be a means to express yourself, relax yourself, be proud of yourself etc and not anyone else. Never let yourself be pressured to do anything you don't want simply because your watchers might demand it or do anything for the sole purpose of getting more attention. It might make you happy in the beginning but loosing track
Digimon Xros Wars/Hunters design collab project!Motomiya-Daisuke-fc|Live Journal|Live Stream|Squiby|Tumblr|Gallery|Watch me|Note me| Art Status|Stamps| About Subby/Points CommissionsDigimon Xros Wars/Hunters design collab project!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I talked about this in my previous jornal.
The Server is our homeYesterday I was asked to review the server logs after another malicious attack on our server. When I was asked to do so I could not, because the girls and I were in the middle of our first recording session of the year. When the session was over I was exhausted after spending nearly eight hours solid on the computer, and needed to go do something else. By the time I returned home from my outing I was to tired to get the server logs.The Server is our home2 months ago in Personal More Like This
In order to get the logs to look over user activity in order to spot any malicious looking activity I need to shut the server down, back the whole thing up, then go through each log top to bottom. This can take a couple of hours. Even if I do spot malicious looking activity I can not be sure the person I'm reading is actually the one committing crimes. A server log is circumstantial evidence only.
Today I checked to see if the server was up, and it is not. I have left it off to sleep until I can get to it, possibly
Starship guide by ILJacksonThis was submitted by IlJackson, but since we don't have a place for it, I decided to post it here.Starship guide by ILJackson5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I.L. Jackson's Guide to Ship Classes
As anyone who has glanced at my gallery knows, I am a star ship fan(atic). I love designing my own starships and I know others do too. But, I've noticed that a lot of artists do not have a good idea of ship classes, what they do (traditionally) and their uses, particularly in a fleet. So, here is a guide to ship classes as they have been used traditionally and how they would likely be used in a sci-fi setting.
This is the one a LOT of people get wrong. A Capital ship is an anchor ship for a fleet, meaning that fleets are built around the capabilities of the capital ships. Just about every other ship in the fleet has some job relating to the capital ships, whether it be defending or tending or supplying that ship.
Capital ships tend to be the largest warships in the fleet. Capital ships also virtually NEVER operate alone. A great example
Prometheus concept art...I worked on "Prometheus" as a concept artist, and now that the movie is out I can show some of the images.Prometheus concept art...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will eventually post stuff here on DA, but I felt the format of my blog lent itself better to an overview of the process, and to acknowledge some of the others involved. So I decided to begin with that out of consideration to the talented people I feel privileged to have worked with!
Feel free to have a look: http://steveburg.blogspot.com/
There is an "Art of" book, which I just got - and it's quite nice! But it contains only a fraction of the art generated for the project by myself and the other artists on the team.
I worked with a small group here in the US that included Steven Messing, David Levy, Ben Procter, Carlos Huante, Neville Page & Daniel Simon. And there are other artists who worked over in the UK when the film went into full production. So you can imagine quite a lot of artwork was generated!
About the MInecrafters/Youtubers Life Statusokay, i've been getting attack becuz of this pic people are saying that Notch and EZ are no longer together/married ... i'm going to say this here and only ONCE!!!About the MInecrafters/Youtubers Life Status7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm using their minecraft skins NOT the owners themselves, like Sky and Dawn, they are no longer together, but at the time i made the comic layout they were, but i did tweak it and they just freinds/ex in the comic, but i did not remove the characters... so, if any status of the real people chance, like no longer friends with so-and-so, they're Minecraft OC will NOT reflect!!!
so... yes, in my Minecraft:The Awakening, Notch is still married to EZ (their MC skins)... THIS IS A FAN MADE COMIC!!! I don't go to people who ship Ant and CaptainSparlkez and tell them off... so plz drop it and stop sending me notes! >:E
if you tell me again they or them (or whatever) no longer together or what ever, i'll send you back here...
thank you for understanding ^_^
Free adviceSomeone recently asked me for some advice about going to art college and becoming an illustrator. Here's what I said. Maybe someone here will find this interesting too...Free advice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) It's a tough life as an artist. You need more than just good drawing abilities to get by. I know a lot of people who are WAY better than me but can't make it as artists. You need to be personable and likable. Work on your people skills and be sincere. People can tell when it's fake.
2) Learn a broad range of skills. Don't just focus on illustration, but also learn the fundamentals of design, sculpture, painting, storyboarding, etc... those skill will help you more than you can possibly imagine.
3) Be yourself. Find your own style and really refine it.
4) Don't waste your education. Don't go out and party and drink when you should be studying and doing homework. They give you that homework for a reason!
5) Always try to be the best. Challenge yourself to make your assignments the best in your class. Always try to be
Traumas and LoveI have reached a point in my life where I no longer feel a need to talk about my personal life on the Internet other than funny little stories, both because from there very start people would misinterpret what I was getting at which made it feel kinda pointless, and also because I'm now more calm and at ease with myself.Traumas and Love10 months ago in Personal More Like This
But one thing I have never shared with you is why I joke about things. Obviously humor is very important to me, but I'm rarely completely honest about why I think some serious subjects are okay to joke about.
I deal with my own traumas that way.
I'm very much a Chandler ("Friends"). I don't do deep emotional moments. I make silly comics to get it out, and they are my equivalent of "You don't have to comment, just listen" and "It's okay, you don't have to feel awkward about this with me just because I've been through shit. We can joke about it"
Of course I've been an idiot, because how are people supposed to know it when I don't want to talk about it to random people on
The Extinction of the Gentlemen.Hokage report,The Extinction of the Gentlemen.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I was riding a public utility bus. All seats were occupied, when a group of commuters entered the bus. Most of them were girls. As the bus started to travel the road, the girls are standing, holding tight among the bars. Thus, I stood up, offering my seat to one of them. The girl happily accepted. I was hoping that the guys sitting would do the same ..but none followed, it frustrated me"
Is it really that hard to be a gentleman in the 21st century, that a mere survival of such a knight is slim? Let me define a gentleman, well a gentleman is gentle + man (what? Can't think of any definition right now heh) ..Gentle means that he is proper, conservative, ethical, morale, and simply a nice guy altogether. As the age of romanticism grew, and the rights of women became equal to men, the guys in general, saw the girls as a subject of beauty, of a fragile vase, shining under the sun. Chivalry on that moment is the code of conduct of knights. With Chivalry, they are to
I just realizedIf you were to breed Shiba Inu Sora with German Shepherd Axel:I just realized2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It would probably make something that looks like my actual dog:
GUESS WHAT TOMBOY SAY!!!!! (PG13)SEX IS LIKE HAVING A PIECE OF CANDY!GUESS WHAT TOMBOY SAY!!!!! (PG13)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
AFTER HAVING ONE PIECE,YOU WANT MORE!~~~~
thank you skype~
for all your merriment~~~~
:iconiceorama: said in responce
Sure, its like candy and you want more afterwards, but in the mornin your hip is gonna ache like none other... Trust me.
What an Awesome DA Meetthe DA meet was great and we got to know :iconspyed: a little better and how DA came to be :3What an Awesome DA Meet4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you :iconspyed: for an awesome site! it's where my art calls home ^_^
i got to meet other Deviants, saw some old friends and meet new ones ^_^ (i gave them my DA name but i didn't get yours, sorry)(FOUND ONE :iconartist05: ) i want with the DA meet with :iconjepray:, :icontwilitangel: and WizPandora
Also one Deviant made my night, :iconratchetthecutest: Vicky (and her cousin :iconstar-yvonne: ) has been a watcher on mine for awhile and i got to meet her :3
Vicky was very nervous to come up to me (i don't bite guys), with a lil help from her mom, she came up to me and asked if i was MidNight-Vixen, i said yes and she had this big smile on her face and told me she was a big fan of mine, so i gave her a big hug and we took pics and talked for like an hour... i love meeting my fans and talk to them about my work and talk about theirs work
Meeting Weird Al!Last night I got one of the thrills of my life when I got to meet Weird Al Yankovic backstage after his show here in Minneapolis! I've been an Al fan since I first heard the "Weird Al" In 3-D album in 1984 and I've been a big fan ever since. I only have two artists' full libraries on my iPhone, The Beatles and Al. So yeah, I'm a fan.Meeting Weird Al!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only did I get to see him perform live (my fifth time seeing him), but I got to give him and his drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz copies of my "Meeting Al" piece:
Both Al and Jon were awesome and I can't thank them enough for allowing me and my friend Natalie to meet them. I want to say a special thanks to Jon, who could not have been kinder or friendlier, for responding to Natalie's e-mail about possibly meeting the king of parody. Jon suprised me by saying "he doesn't know you're here, he's gonna love this". I was really honored to be able to give them both print copies of my piece.
Just before Jon snapped a photo of the three of us Al
Ponyscape v0.4!!Hi Everypony!!Ponyscape v0.4!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is with great pride that I present to you Ponyscape version 0.4!! It's been nearly a month in the making, and I think it's come quite a ways! For anyone who doesn't know, Ponyscape is my custom-built derivative of Inkscape, a vector art creation program, which adds features and fixes bugs pertaining to all artists (but especially useful to pony artists).
You can find the changelog for previous versions in their respective journals:
I have compiled binary packages for Windows, Linux Mint 14 64-bit (should also work on Ubuntu 12.10), and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. On Windows, download the zip file and extract it using 7zip or winrar and run
Same game, New mapMy Dear Denizens,Same game, New map2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am sad to report that I have been greifed nearly ten times. My farm animals have been repeatedly slaughtered, my home ruined over and over again, my chests smashed, and my hard earned items taken. I tried to ride out the continual wave of vandalism and theft, but after one particularly horrific attack I am very sorry to say I lost my patience. In creative mode I removed all traces of my farm, freed the animals I still had left, and moved to Jeff’s hotel.
Sadly, that too was attacked. Though thanks to you, my dear Denizens, I did not see the damage because you had repaired it. This is a burden you should not have to bare, and I am sorry I have not been able to protect you from this.
I could give you excuses here, telling you why I’ve not been better, like how I wasn’t ready to take on the job of running a server, or how I don’t know Command Block code, but the reality is that I have simply tried to ignore