OCT 101 (2012) EDITDisclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.
FURTHER DISCLAIMER: every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard a lot about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in the slightest. I'd like to apologize for anyone that has had that done to them.
For those who need more information!
"What is an OCT? An OCT, or 'original comic tournament'/'original character tournament' is a sort of contest in which an artist enters a character.
That character is paired off against another artist's charact
OCTS: The eternal struggleEDITS::OCTS: The eternal struggle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Mixed Media thoughts revised
- Fairness thoughts updated and added to
- full revision, spell check, and addition of thoughts
As we enter another year of OCTS and adventures here on deviantart, let's take a time to read and review!
Disclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.
Like I said above, this is not a personal attack against any OCT admin team or OCT in general. Every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in t
The Timeline of Oneirus Labs60 years ago:The Timeline of Oneirus Labs5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Albert decides to found Onerius Labs.
59 years ago:
Shortly thereafter, Albert comes up with the idea of transporting humans to the Dream World. This idea becomes his pet project and he begins to create the plans necessary to make his dream a reality.
58 years ago:
A rocky year financially for Oneirus Labs. Albert continues to pitch his idea of creating a machine to send humans to the Dream World to various companies, but is having no luck in getting any financial backers for his project. Oneirius Labs almost goes bankrupt.
57 years ago:
In order to keep the company afloat, Oneirus Labs switches its focus to producing medical equipment for pokemon centers. The company finds great success in this and quickly becomes known for producing high quality equipment.
51 years ago:
After years and years of working on his Dream project behind the scenes, Albert finally gets a financial backer to fund his project, which he names Project Oneironaut,
How the judges will be scoring and a little noteThe judging is well under way and we've all finished judging the thieves and nearly all finished judging the mages! So we are letting you all know what we each individually are looking for.How the judges will be scoring and a little note1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The criteria's below belong to :iconshoelesscosmonaut:
The first three categories mostly concern the story and plot.
(+) Shows a beginning, middle and end.
(+) Pacing is consistent with both outside story elements and the Round objective being developed.
(+) Shows something beyond the Round objective. Hints of character history, plot, or some sort of dilemma/internal struggle.
(+) Story evokes some kind of emotion in the reader.
(-) Story is rushed, or otherwise incomplete. No resolution.
(-) Plot relies too much and/or too often on luck and circumstance to advance.
(-) Story is confusing and has the viewer re-reading pages in order to make sense of it.
(+) Engaging and in-character interactions.
(+) Motivations for the character are present and believable.
(+) Dialogue feel
Task 10 -Horror Vacui-For those who don't know what this is: "In visual art, horror vacui (/ˈhɔrər ˈvɑːkjuːaɪ/; from Latin "fear of empty space"), also cenophobia (/sɛnəˈfoʊbɪə/, from Greek "fear of the empty"), is the filling of the entire surface of a space or an artwork with detail." according to wikipedia.Task 10 -Horror Vacui-8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I also learned that the fear of emptiness can result in people don't know where to start. Sitting in front of a white piece of paper, afraid to start, in fear of messing the whole thing up.
This task is trying to fight this fear.
You need a piece of paper, size is your own choice, but not smaller than dinA4. And also you need at least one pen, something ink based is the most comfortable choice because using an eraser is strictly forbidden. You are not allowed to sketch before you start. You just take a deep breath and start.
Make sure you are not interrupted quickly and get used to the medium.
You can choose a corner
Hexing assignments year 3 take 2Hexing assignments year 3 take 210 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
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assignment in a message attached to this journal. If you're doing a
written assignment, please remember a word count, thank you!))
He slides a black claw beneath a drop of seering crimson wax, pressing the tacky substance smooth between two fingers. There is an odd quiet to the classroom.
"It may have come to the attention of some that your time under my tutelage is limited. For those of you who have not heard word of this, it is not that I am exp
Hexing Assignments Year 3 take 1Hexing Assignments Year 3 take 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
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assignment in a message attached to this journal. If you're doing a
written assignment, please remember a word count,
Task 7 - from classical to urban- CANCELLEDEDIT:HAPPY NEW YEAR!Task 7 - from classical to urban- CANCELLED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope everyone is fine!
Since there were no submissions the new deadline is now:
21st of January 2013
Here comes the next task. It's a bit more specific than before, but you can also feel totally free in the way of execution.
You can use photography/manipulation or drawing, or if you feel like modelling, do it.
It's all about classical fairy tales.
And I want you, to take one fairy tale of choice and put it into a modern scene. Be creative. It can be a parody, a very serious themed work or something else.
I found two really cool internetpages with lists of a lot fairy tales:
Your piece of art should tell a story. As you know, fairy tales were originally not made for children.
The people in middle age came together to listen to a story like this, like we, today, go the cinema and watch a movie.
The stories were brutal bloody and had a lot of action.
The Evil queen had to da
This would be a good time to write a journalWell, ever since school started I have had a lot of work to do. Since I am in school it makes it harder to work on PGNC, so usually I go into RP/Group mode since I can RP while I'm at school and drawing art for RP groups is a lot easier than doing a comic. Nobody has to worry though, I will get PGNC done if it is the last thing I do.This would be a good time to write a journal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have to admit though, I have kind of been put off by some people at the Nuzlocke community. Now before anybody jumps the gun, this is not a shit talking journal. I just really feel like I should give my honest explanation as to why I slowed down with PGNC.
I get shit from people for being popular but not nearly as much as I see my friends getting shit for being popular with their Nuzlockes. It really gets on my goddamn nerves. Now don't get me wrong, I really appreciate the attention I have been getting from the people who really care about the story that I am trying to tell with my Nuzlocke, but now I'm not sure I like it now. Because now if I do
hohand videohoh3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Music StuffSo... I figured I'll share some of the music I've been checking out recently, and maybe you'll find something here that suits your fancy.Music Stuff4 months ago in Personal More Like This
[Stolen Babies - Naught]
[Swimming Hole] is quite possibly my favorite song on this CD, like holy shit.
[TesseracT - Altered State]
[Knife Party - Haunted House EP]
Ohey, looks like they didn't include this song for the ep's release [Baghdad]
[Mindless Self Indulgence - How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence]
The Robin Hood Morality TestTake the Robin Hood Morality Test!The Robin Hood Morality Test9 months ago in Personal More Like This
"You are essentially a contented person, even if you consider yourself a little superior. You are moral by your own standards, for you believe that morality is what best suits the occasion."
Women: You like being a woman, you understand what love is, and frankly enjoy sex.
This is the result I got. I think this test is giving me too much credit, LOL! I'm curious to see what results people would get. Post your answer and gender in a comment.
My position on Gay marriage and AdoptionMy position on Gay marriage and Adoption11 months ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: This journal is about the Gay marriage. If you do not wish to know or hear my opinion, please do not read.
So today in France was a march against a law that the government wants to create, the "Marriage for everyone". The marchers are putting together that "Marriage for everyone" is going to lead to Adoption for everyone, which would "destroy" the human race and would be against the happiness and well being of the child.
They are saying that a child needs a father and a mother, that otherwise it would be against nature.
I am for Gay marriage. Not in church, obviously, because religion and homosexuality will never agree with each other and I don't see why the church would accept marrying two same sex persons.
But I believe that we are all equal and therefore deserve the same right. In France, there's a thing called PACS, it's like a contract you sign with another person that gives you pretty much almost all the same rights you'd get from getting married with such person
AMAGAI made it through the prelims for :iconduality-oct: !!! ;uuu;dhkldfbakwflgAMAGA11 months ago in Personal More Like This
ELECTRIC COLLAB ZAP ZAP (1 DAY LEF BLARGHHHHHHH)Month of JanuaryELECTRIC COLLAB ZAP ZAP (1 DAY LEF BLARGHHHHHHH)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This month's type is ELECTRIC :iconlightningplz:
1 DAY LEFT TO SUBMIT THINGS BLARGHIHARG
ALSO DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR NEXT MONTH'S TYPE HERE http://fav.me/d5st4ko
I bet that SHOCKED you
Recap on rules-Anyone can do it. All you have to do is draw your favorite Electric type Pokemon (i'd prefer it be colored), with white/no background. Traditional and Digital are both awesome (but if traditional, make the lineart visible). When you're done just give me a link and you're good! Its okay if two or more people draw the same pokemon! You are allowed to draw multiple pokemon.
You have until the end of January (and a few extra days if you need because i started late this month hurr)
Here is a list of Pokemon that have not yet been drawn, in case you were wondering
Zapdos, Electrike, Magnezone, Frost Rotom, Eelektross, Thundurus Incarnate Forme
POKEPALACE MINI-EVENTPOKEPALACE MINI-EVENT1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FINAL FANTASY POKEGEAN MYTHOS
- A MINI EVENT -
ファイナルファンタジー ポケギアン ミトス
Hello PPal! I've wanted to hold a themed mini-event and I mentioned it to ~Wasil who suggested to me that Final Fantasy classes would be an awesome theme to do. So here we are!
If you have any queries about the event at all, please contact me, ~kishi-san.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO:
Draw a FULLBODY image of your character as they would appear as a character in a Final Fantasy Pokegea AU. You will also need to place the FINAL FANTASY POKEGEAN MYTHOS logo to the bottom right of your submission. To sign up, read the journal and comment on it with your character's name and chosen FF job class. When you have completed your picture, comment with your character's name and a
Killing Us SoftlyIf you have ever wondered why people keep advocating equal rights in this day and age, or why there are folks like me who claim why yes -the lack of strong female leading characters in Hollywood, games and kids films does matter--I urge you to take a look at this. Or, rather; I urge everyone because (and I quote the lecture itself) this effects all of us.Killing Us Softly3 years ago in Personal More Like This
KILLING US SOFTLY
Advertising, advertising's Image of Women,
and the psychological effects
This is a difficult problem and I am sadly aware of my own hypocrisy in being rather selective in my art featuring the stylized human form. In my defence it it a fantasy never meant to be confused with reality, but I do
GRADE MK's ART!So, *Captain-Ves-dove, I didn't just browse your gallery. I wanted to find this journal I saw you made a while back, heehee... and to steal it for my own use, of course! Well... and I tweaked it?GRADE MK's ART!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone else... I want to hear from as many of you as possible!
Rate the artwork in my artwork (in 2012) like a report card (which is totally NOT in the Harry Potter grading system!):
O - Outstanding
E - Exceeds Expectations
A - Acceptable
P - Poor
D - Dreadful
T - Troll
I'd love to hear your comments as to WHY you give the grades you do! Honesty is a lovely policy that artists should embrace, as they do put a part of themselves in their work. I don't bite. I know that when I resurfaced on DA in late 2010, from then till now, my art's done a LOT of
Too soon?Today, I woke up with a urge to throw up. I ran to the bathroom and headed to a bucket. The smell in the room after I finished made me puke again, even if there was nothing left on my stomach. Pietros stayed all the time, holding my long hair so it didn't got dirty. He cleaned my mouth when I was done, and stared at me, worried. It has been like this for a time now. Maybe it was time to talk to someone about this.Too soon?8 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There's this specialist in Castelia. He is a medic, and a friend of the nuns in the church. They assured me he was reliable, so I dressed up and went to pay him a visit. Pietros held my hand all the way, maybe afraid that I would feel sick again and collapse. Smart aipom, I certainly had to stop in the middle of the way to rest a little before we could walk again. I was afraid for my health.
We finally found his house, and he was nice enough to offer us tea. He understood my situation and why I needed Pietros to translate what he said to me. The man was probably used to this