Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)Contest!Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am looking for art inspiration. In all honesty, my art skill is pretty lacking, but I really want to make one of my original stories into a web comic. So here's the contest!
Xan is the 16 year old son of a politician. He is rebellious and does everything he can to try to ruin his father's career. One day, he meets Logan, a 25 year old procurer in the local Red-light District. Xan ends up getting roped into working as a male escort for Logan, but things end up getting out of hand and more than Xan's father's political career is at stake.
Xan: Average height and build. Fairly long, light brown hair. Green eyes. Tends to wear muscle shirts, jeans and hoodies.
Example of Xan
Logan: Short dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Clean-shaven. Always wears suits and designer clothes. About 5 inches taller than Xan, muscular build. Wears glasses, but doesn't actually need them. Smokes quite often.
Sorry for the crap sketch XD It was done really qu
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Homes Smell Ya Later prop tutorial-thing!Sooooo... yes.Homes Smell Ya Later prop tutorial-thing!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will attempt to NOT ramble on this thing because that is definitely a thing I do.
Recently I was asked about how I made the prop for my Karkat cosplay--the Homes Smell Ya Later--so without a long preamble, I'll just kind of outline it here as best I can. Fortunately, I took a fairly decent crop of progress pics!
Materials used in making this prop:
plywood 2 chunks of 1/2 inch thick MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) about 5 in. long and no more than 2 in. wide wood glue four 3/4 inch screws wood putty wood filler matte acrylic paint acrylic sealer (it's one of those little bottles that people ignore that is sold with regular paint) Mod Podge Hard Coat (purple jar) matte acrylic varnish
Tools used in making this prop:
Dremel push drill (but a regular drill will work fine) scroll saw hand saw clamp wood rasp (a pretty g
Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova ExpoAUSTRALIA! We have an announcement! Nova and I have been invited to attend the 2013 Gold Coast Film Festival and we will be at Supernova Expo and Supernova Dreamworld After Dark! All this will be happening April 18th-21st, 2013!Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova Expo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET WITH OUR AUSTRALIAN PEEPS! I can't wait to meet you all!
Thursday 18 April: On the red carpet of the opening night of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Nova and I will be there in cosplay to represent "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers"!
Friday 19 April: Nova and I will be giving a seminar about cosplaying at 4pm: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/62/GCFF_Free_Seminars
& at the premiere of "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers where I will be giving an intro to the film: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/89/My_Other_Me%3A_A_Film_About_Cosplayers
Saturday 20 April: We will be at the Gold Coast Film Festival booth at the Supanova Expo (http://www.supanova.com.au) & will perform 2 skit performances at the Supanova
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.
New videos, some updates and a big thank you :)Hey everyone! So it's finally summer here and :iconvandorwolf: and I just got back from a day of sun at the beach! A man on a skateboard made fun of my intense sunburnt arms and neck and that was the day XD Yesterday I worked in the sun for a few hours an managed to give myself a lobster burn that I tried to even out today... no such luckNew videos, some updates and a big thank you :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our next cons coming up at both local Vancouver cons and the we jet off to England for Alcon!
-Anime Revolution August 17th-19th: we'll be attending Anime Revolution at the Vancouver Convention Centre as guests this August.
-Cos and Effect August 24th-26th: we'll be attending Cos and Effect at UBC (Vancouver) as guests this August.
-Alcon September 6th-9th: we'll be attending Alcon in Leicester, England as guests in September.
I've been swamped by the work and school combo since June, so (let's all say it together now, since you guys always hear me say this) I'm really behind in my replies. D: I'm so sorry guys. I try t
Kingdom Bros! and FanimeKingdom BrosKingdom Bros! and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! So as we're preparing for Fanime we managed to fit in the filming of a series we've been waiting to do for a while. We filmed the first 2 episodes of Kingdom Bros this weekend and all went really well. So I am pleased to present, Kingdom Bros!
We'll be working on a lot of projects during the summer. Kingdom Bros, Murmbering Crows (Blue Exorcist) Part II, a handful of CMVs and much much more (Fox and Box??? HAH we're behind in doing the finale for that BABY STEPS, we're procrastinators XD)
So I'm not 100% sure on when I'm going to be wearing my cosplays for Fanime, but I can say WHAT I am cosplaying! It'll be:
-Remus (Harry Potter: The Marauders)
-Blood (Alice in the Country of Hearts)
-Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
Still sorting out some plans with other folks, but those are the cosplays that I'm bringing
I absolutely cannot WAIT for Fanime, I
Alcon 2012What an amazing con. It topped last year's Alcon (hence the chant buzzing around the con "Best Alcon Ever") and I was just so happy to be a part of that and meet so many amazing people that my Facebook literally exploded after the con ended. EXPLODED WITH MANLY RELISH THAT IS. I was going to wait until I had all the photos from the con before typing out this journal but meh, I've got time now and I've got energy SO LET'S CONQUER THIS SLIDE!!!Alcon 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Myself, VandorWolf and Valdrein got into London Saturday morning and after going through the obstacle course that is the International Visitors way through Gatwick airport we were greeted by a sleepy KellyJane who had woken up at 5am or something crazy like that to come get us at the airport (weloveyou). We spent the day with Parle in stinky plane clothes and with about 3 hours of sleep each which just made everything far more magical (except for the magic show we watched in Oxford Circus which was crap... I mean what kind of magici
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
DUDE, i seriously think Jack Frost exist.I woke up about 10 minutes ago, and it's about 2:10 PM as i'm writing this. Something cool happened to me, or I think that it was something cool. XDDUDE, i seriously think Jack Frost exist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But first i want to tell you what happened yesterday. During this week, the sun shines bright and always makes me wake up between 10AM-1PM. Almost like MiM (The Man in the Moon) is telling the sun to wake me up a good time XD I always ignore the wake up call though, and fall back to sleep. Then i can wake up at about 5PM-9PM OTL I remembered that i woke up a bit too early, i was thinking that the sun would wake me up, so i fell back to sleep......THE SUN DIDN'T GET STRONG ENOUGH.
MiM was telling me to wake up then or else i would be doomed! And doomed i was, i woke up at about 5:30PM. I went to bed at about 5AM....but i took my laptop and starting RPing with a friend, and then it turned 7AM OTL My chest started to hurt because i was laying down on the bed wrong. It was telling me "GO.TO.BED." XD So i went to bed, and fell asleep about 30 m
Stuck in Savannahhttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/31651348546/stuck-in-savannah-upcoming-episodesStuck in Savannah3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some teasers for some upcoming episodes. My god, I don't think we really meant for filming to go on for so long. Ah, well! We got some great shots!
Have Your Say. ParleRecently on Tumblr, I asked for suggestions and ideas for Some Assembly Required and the response was fantastic!Have Your Say. Parle3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you guys have any of your own suggestions for our shows - then tumble on down to tumblr and send me a message through my ASK voice.
I will then compile the ideas and post them like I have with this one. Maybe your idea will be seen in our shows!
ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR:
-SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
-STUCK IN SAVANNAH
I look forward to reading the madness that can explode from your wacky brains! 8D
Old News: Korra Season 1 DVD trailerA trailer has surfaced online for a previously unannounced Legend of Korra DVD, making it likely that Nickelodeon does in fact have plans to release the series in that format. 16 days ago this trailer was posted on youtube. This trailer does seem like an official Nickelodeon production – note the end title, peppered with copyrights for Nickelodeon and Viacom – so despite of the current lack of official confirmation, it seems reasonable to be cautiously optimistic.Old News: Korra Season 1 DVD trailer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, the trailer does not specify a date or even a season for the release, instead employing that tantalizing assurance that the DVD will be “coming soon.” No mention is made either of special features or commentaries, though extras like these were always included on the official DVDs for Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Still, If nothing else, this trailer does make us nostalgic for the wonderful whirlwind that was season 1, and gives us the opportunity to look forward with fresh eyes as to what
Dissertation! How you can help!SO! As some of you may know, I am now in my final year of University and shall soon (hopefully) come out with an honors degree in Performing Arts.Dissertation! How you can help!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But first...the dissertation needs to be done.
I have to put on a 20 minute performance of my choice, and this is where I need your guys help!
I need to start fundraising/making moey to fund my show, mainly because I need to make all the costumes and what not myself and so need the funds to do so!
So, how can you help?
Pay What You Like Commissions!
I will be doing batches of commissions from now on and like I said before, you pay what you like! So, it could be £1 or it could be £20, every penny counts in my case!
For once, I'll be accepting donations as the cost for my show is probably gonna be pretty high!
So once again, every penny helps!
Please make Paypal donations to this account:
I shall attempt to also get some crew in to film my piece so those who do commission or donate can see what t
2012- A Year in ReviewJanuary2012- A Year in Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The beginning of the year was pretty good. My birthday party was pretty relaxed-- just a short dinner with good friends at one of our favourite restaurants.
My first cosplay of the year was:
Katniss Everdeen from the book trilogy-- The Hunger Games
Hunger Games played a big part in my cosplay life for the first half of the year and I was hoping to be able to end the year with another Katniss costume, but I ran out of time to make it. I was going to do her interview dress as it was described in the book since I was really disappointed with a lot of the costume designs from the movie
I also did the Reaping Dress for Katniss in January.
February was pretty laid back as well. I continued with the Katniss costumes-- doing the Chariot outfit (from the book)
an updated Arena (book) cosplay to Tsukino Con. twinfools and I were only at Tsukino Con for a day. It's actually a really e
Sakura Con Recap and Banzai Con PlansSakura Con RecapSakura Con Recap and Banzai Con Plans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So twinfools and I arrived in Seattle in the afternoon and went to the hotel to check-in. We had one heck of a time, but once everything was sorted out, we dropped off our bags and went to pick up our good friends, TerrorSprinkles and caineyamiyasha, from the train station. With all four of us finally there, we got ready for the convention.
Twin and I wore Peeta and Katniss (movie arena versions) and trolled around in those for awhile. We met up with :devGeeky-Spirit: and got some night shots in our Hunger Games cosplays.
After that, we went for a swim in the very crowded pool and called it a night.
This was the FightingDreamersPro group cosplay and this year we did X-Men. I've been wanting to cosplay Phoenix for a very long time so I was very happy to finally get the chance to do it. It was so much fun cosplaying with the rest of FDP again. It sucks that we are so busy and don't get to see each other as often as we used to.
Banzaicon 2012 (Norway)It appraches! :iconvandorwolf: and I will be flying to Norway on Wednesday for Banzaicon 2012! We're extremely excited, still riding out Sakura Con con high!Banzaicon 2012 (Norway)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've got a little more prep work to do, but we're almost all set. I'm really excited about our cosplay lineup, considering that it's got one of my childhood dream cosplays and a cosplay that I've been meaning to re-do for YEARS included
Syaoran Li (Card Captor Sakura)
Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)
Inuzuka Kiba (Naruto)
As for our events and panels, here's the list with the times included.
PS: MAJOR PROPS for people who make it to the 10am panels, since that's early for some people I'm sure XD
Panels and Events
"Cosplay Groups" at 10am: Everything from making cosplay friends to organizing a cosplay group and setting up a group account.
"Cosplay Music Videos" at 2pm: CMV's and how to make them. We will include CMV showings as well as a walkthro
Warning: Private postHi guys, it's been a long time since I did a journal entry here. Hope you've all been doing well! 8)Warning: Private post2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So uh, private post. I'm just gonna jump to the chase and I'm gonna write this just once.
As alot of you may have seen or heard Josefin and I are not together anymore. She found someone else so I broke up with her. That's the veryvery short version of it. It was mildly speaking a bad and complicated breakup. I wont give out any details because it is no longer important, I just want to say that I will continue cosplaying all of the characters that I cosplayed with her with other people. They did represent us in a way but after everything that happened they dont anymore. I still love those pairings and characters so I wont give them up. We are not parts of eachothers lives anymore in any way.
She is no longer a part of JarofClouds and that is something the whole group decided together and it was not just because she and I broke up. Alot of other stuff happened between her and some of the
Banzaicon Re-Cap, Vancouver FanExpo and FanimeBanzaiconBanzaicon Re-Cap, Vancouver FanExpo and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Banzaicon was AMAZING. The con was intimate, unique and incredibly fun. We had an amazing reception there, I would have never imagined that so many people wanted to meet us from all over the place. A huge thank you to everyone who came to our panels. They were all full, including the 10am ones (which UBER impressed me, cause even Nova and I were tired for those XD). Everyone was so friendly, funny and a pleasure to be around
I want to give a special thanks to the Banzaicon staff who were incredibly professional, accommodating and took perfect care of us while we were there. The con had so many things that I had never seen at other cons, which was especially impressive because it was a small-size con.
We had an amazing time in Norway in general as well, everyone we met was so nice!
All the people at the con were so wonderful. We got so many lovely gifts as well! Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and thank you so much for having us! TAKK~!
N2U ReviewThis is a rather late journal, as N2U was 2 weeks ago XD but better late than never! N2U was a blast it's a smaller con, but smaller cons usually means more intimate experiences and that's exactly what N2U was. We made lots of fast friends and saw most people more than once so I feel like we really got spend time with people at this con which was awesomeN2U Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to give a huge thanks to the staff who all worked their asses off to make the con happen and who were all extremely welcoming and kind to us Special thanks to our guest liaison, :iconcult-clueless: who made sure that we were taken care of in all respects
We arrived late Thursday night and were greeted at the aiport by Naru, the con chair, and Cult-Clueless. They had brought us both bouquets of flowers and chocolate truffles! What an awesome welcoming party! We were pretty damn impressed by that :3
After checking in we went to bed because by that time it was about 1am XD
We explored the secti
CONTEST BEGINS: Homestuck for the Holidays:iconhomestuckplz: HOMESTUCKCOSPLAY'S SECOND CONTEST HAS BEGUN :iconhomestuckplz:CONTEST BEGINS: Homestuck for the Holidays2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme: Homestuck for the Holidays
Judges: :iconbizria: :iconpeppermint-biscuit:
Prizes: 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP or equivalent point value -- Additional prizes TBD
Deadline: January 15
To enter, you must be a member of this group.
Two entries per DA user.
Please submit all contest entries to the contest folder or they will NOT be considered.
Original designs and outfits are fair game for this contest!
This contest isn't limited to December holidays; Thanksgiving and Halloween inspired entries are acceptable.
Go and show us your cheer~Good luck!!
DO NOT SUBMIT TO FEATURED - I will move the best of the best to that folder, manually. Your item will be automatically denied if you submit to this folder; you always have the option to resubmit
PLEASE ATENTION..PLEASE ATENTION.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very important thing.
This is a Journal.
Thanks for read.
Fanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros BloopersFanimeFanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros Bloopers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first, we leave for Fanime in 4 days!!!! 8D I'm getting all shaky-peeing-chihuahua just thinking about it. We're staying with caineyamiyasha and TerrorSprinkles who are gonna pick us up on Wednesday and show us around their neck of the woods which I'm greatly looking forward to. We don't get to spend very much time with them, so that little vacation day will be awesome I'm sure. Not to mention the con itself is sure to be a blast. I can't wait to meet all the folks who're going please comment and let me know what you're planning to bring for that awesome MUTLTISTALK effect 8D I also look forward to meeting up with people I've met before, because let's face it we only get to see each other once or twice a year and that's just too little-a-timeframe I really hope I get to meet as many people as possible, because that's the reason I go to cons! XD So as per usual please don't be afraid to come say hi! No matter what, you're not a bother, I'm not going to knoc