5 Tips on ConflictEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips on Conflict5 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Conflict is when one or more opposing forces meet. In a lot of self-insert fics and Mary Sues, I often see a lot of scenes where the character is loved and accepted and lauded. The writer laments their lack of said lauding in reality, while the readers froth at the mouth. We want conflict! Conflict, dammit! If you have three scenes that consist of the character getting an A, hanging out with his friends, and arguing with his parents, I can guarantee you that the scene we'll be most interested in is the scene with the argument. Conflict is pretty simple. Fat man wants sandwich. Fat man can't stand up to get sandwich. Conflict. (Actually,
5 Comics on DA That Manage To Do Things RIGHTWurr by Paperiapina5 Comics on DA That Manage To Do Things RIGHT4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The skinny: Horribly deformed, heroic hellhounds seek out a new home in a land forbidden to their kind.
Why It Doesn't Suck: First off, the whole premise brilliantly takes the Beauty Equals Goodness trope and completely turns it on its head. Aside from that, it just about subverts every wolf comic trope there is. Sleek, beautiful, romantic icons these guys ain't. There is no prophecy, no aesop about man being evil, and probably above all, no romanticizing what it means to be a hunter. The pack has almost no petty squabbling, puts up with each other's foibles, and has to because they know the alternative is death. No angst, no whining or existential crises, just shutting up and putting up with each other because it means living another day. Considering most wolf comics take the opportunity to put whiny teen
5 Tips: World-Building TemplateEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips: World-Building Template5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not theyre native.)
Government: (Feudal system, caste system, oligarchy, parliament, democracy, plutocracy?)
Religion: (Monotheism? Pantheism? Atheism?)
Resources: (What does the country export? Import? Make? Is famous for?)
Description of Major Cities: (I do this to get a feel for the areas the characters will be visiting.)
Quote: (What someone from this area would talk like, or talk about.)
History: (Everyone comes from somewhere. Peop
The BasicsHey guys! Looks like you've found this group, NARUTO: YOUR STORIES (NYS)! If your looking to join, there are a few things you guys should know! And this is the place to find those things.The Basics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT IS NYS?
NYS is a a place for all Naruto OC Owners to get together and create stories with each other. Looks and techniques aren't the only thing OCs should have! They need relationships with other characters, and plots to keep things interesting, and while it's somewhat easy to come up with these things by yourself we believe that it's even more fun when you create ideas with others! You could call NYS a role-play like group since we offer services such as squad creating, mission listings, and village roles to give plots a push. There are also contests (for dA prizes as well as plot prizes), group activities (such as Chuunin exams and big arcs), and plot-finding services to find your OC other OCs to befriend. We're really a whole to of fun and we're friendly, so don't be a
Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?
Random guitar player
Photography and other visual representations of concert events are a tricky proposition.
Fans of the music aren’t looking for, nor needing, much more than a souvenir of the evening filled with their favorite sounds. Photographs or paintings of the proceedings are an unnecessary ornament, rather than a part of the main artistic expression – the performer and his or her music. But there is a kin
Create Online Visual NovelsWhat is a visual novel?Create Online Visual Novels10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A visual novel is an interactive fiction game with diverging storylines based on your choices.
What is Joilly.com?
Joilly.com is a website where you can create & share visual novels.
With our revolutionary GUI(graphic user interface) flowchart builder tool, you can make visual novels easily with NO CODE.
What can I do with Joilly?
Originally, Joilly was created for the sole purpose of dating pixelated men.
Now, not only can you make visual novels/otome games, you can make dynamic slideshows and presentations, little interactive storybooks, or point and click games/interfaces, all with NO CODE.
How do I create Visual Novels?
You will need either Flash CS6 or Flash CC to create and export visual novels into HTML. After you export them, you can upload and build your visual novel using Joilly's GUI fl
Some things to say `v`///...Hello hello~Some things to say `v`///...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a minor issue to bring up! It's not often that it happens to me, but sometimes it does and actually one small incident just happened last night. They have removed the image and I have already sent them a note with just a small future warning about checking sources when using bases ;v; But anyway! I just wanted to say something on the issue of tracing, stealing, etc.
First of all, I just wanted to thank those that are looking out for me and contacting me quietly when you do find instances of my art being used in ways/places where it shouldn't be. I'm glad so far with all the incidents, I received comments and notes where the tone is very calm and collected. In the future, if you see anything stolen (whether it be from myself or from other artists or even yourself!), I definitely recommend contacting the original artist first before you do anything else! See it from the "art thief" perspective a bit - although I do not condone the use of bases where it has been traced o
dear DARather than having tons of useless fonction I ask you one thing ...please fix the devwatch bug !!! I'm so sick of not receiving all the deviations of artists I follow in my message center... The point of your site is sharing art so where is the share when you don't even see the works of artists you follow in your message center.........=_=... that was the rant of the night sorry i'm tired =_=dear DA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[CLOSED] CommissionsClosed! While I work on orders that have been submitted~[CLOSED] Commissions3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much for your interest and support ;__;
T Y P E // b a c k l i g h t
► One character only; Half body, cel shaded colouring on white background
► Price; US$ 25.00
StupidFox @ Anime Expo 2014 - Updated with Map StupidFox will be at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles from July 3 to 6!StupidFox @ Anime Expo 2014 - Updated with Map11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Come visit me at Artist Alley Table #J11!
IN OTHER NEWS,
Thank you to those who contributed to helping us tear through our stretch goals for 21Draw on Indiegogo!
Funding for the campaign is closed, but you can still pre-order the book! For more information visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/21-draw
commissions (open)Here's the info please read carefully!commissions (open)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
waist up - $20 (+$15 additional character)
thigh up - $30 (+$20 additional character)
full body - $40 (+$25 additional character)
waist up - $25 (+$20 additional chararcter)
thigh up - $35 (+$25 additional character)
full body - $45 (+$30 additional character)
Lineart-any additional characters are same as full price
thigh up - $20
full body - $25
are the cost of a full body commission--you've the choice of cel shaded or soft shaded
for these just order it as a full body but instead of references tell me you'd like a character sheet, you may give me as much or as little description as you want based on what you have in mind (or if you want to leave it up to fate, that's cool too!) and I will do my best to
Back to the Enchanted WoodsBack to the Enchanted Woods6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Back to the Enchanted Woods
THE SIDHE by painted-bees
Once upon a time…
Bbefore there was a boy wizard named Harry Potter or anything much was known about events occurring a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there was the oral tradition of telling fairy tales, the first wonderful basic form of education in the lives of all the children in the world. Civilization was just getting underway with cities and towns and tiny hamlets taking shape in cleared patches of real estate carved out of the primeval European woods. In doing research on line it is
Hello/your skill = your popularity?Hullo and hello and hullo again.Hello/your skill = your popularity?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I understand that I have been away from DA for quite a while, and I have not been keeping up at all with everyone ! I apologize. I am really bad at keeping in touch, in actuality, and it is a miracle I actually have friends, haha. No, really. I do think so.
I hope that all of you are doing well! And a huge THANK YOU and HELLO to all my watchers, old and new. I am sorry I missed thanking everyone personally. Thank you for watching me. Thank you for staying with me. I hope you enjoy the art! I'll try to be more active here as well, but you can always find me at algae-bloom too.
It's been a very scary and hectic year for me, and I tried my best not to have any regrets. I don't think I succeeded entirely, but I tried ! And now I am waiting for good things to happen amidst having scary dreams, such as burning corpses, fish in aquariums, church interiors. If you goog
How to join [ Announcement! ]------------------------------How to join [ Announcement! ]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congrats to skittIess for securing the most votes! Please come discuss your character/get him approved in chat before receiving your invitation.
As mentioned previously, this will be the last potential session for a while. There will still be invites available though so if you know someone... ; ) [And there's trial versions as well ] Potential sessions may return in the future or other methods of joining may pop up so if you're interested in MAGE don't give up!
This will be the last potential session for a good while so take a chance if you're interested!
We have a big event coming up soon after so new members will be able to dive right in! 8)
Remember to read this journal carefully, if you are missing components at the session's end, you will be dropped from voting. [though since this is voting... it
rant #9000 : misanthropesAs of late I've tried not to offend people on my deviantart (choosing to take my rather obnoxious opinions to my tumblr instead), but I haven't done a rant post on my journal here in quite a while and as such felt it was... well, about damn time.rant #9000 : misanthropes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fact : A dislike or hatred for something, be it an object, an individual, a group of people, a continent, or a galaxy, does not give you superiority over it.
This is not to say that there are not instances in which it is okay to take the moral high ground over a group of other people (such as pedophiles, rapists, people who don't turn off their mobiles at the cinema...). I'm merely pointing out that the act of hatred does not give you instant superiority.
For instance, as an individual, I really dislike eating strong cheese. I just don't like the taste all that much; however, that doesn't give me a license to in turn feel like I'm better than people who do enjoy eating strong cheeses. That was kind of a ridiculous example, but, well...
Anime Expo 2013 Artist Alley Location List★Anime Expo 2013 Artist Alley Location List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LIVESTREAM | F.A.Q. | TWITTER | TUMBLR | COMMISSIONS
:iconaka-shiro: + :icontoumin:
+ DJ Kurono!
July 4~7, Los Angeles
We will be in the Artist Alley @ D26 !!
Aah we're in the back this year. I hope people will still go through the trouble of finding us.. ( ; 7 ; )
And again, I'll be doing my best to help you find the artists you want to see by organizing another location list! Unfortunately, no map, because AX AA is too big LOL.
Drop me a comment here if you'd like to add yourself or an artist you know! ^q^)/
App Tips and Resources!Alright, so we're still seeing a lot of little things in the apps we've been getting, so it's time for another super-duper long journal!App Tips and Resources!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Writing and Characters in a Mafia-like Setting
Ok, so no one here has ever been in an actual mafia, nor do we want to make it too dark, but as a group we still need to have some kind of plausible standard for exactly what our mafia is like. In order to establish this median, and thus render the plot wholly more realistic, research is needed!
Here I've provided a few links for you to get started. I highly recommend all members, accepted or not, look at this; we will be doing more faction-oriented things later on so it's important to understand the dynamics within each group!
* http://www.mafiamob.com/history.htm A History of the Real-World Mafia
* http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/how38.html How the Mafia Works
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organized_crime Organized Crime Wiki
It's a lot o
CHARACTERS AND STUFF (UPDATE ON FACTIONS+POWERS)There are four main groups of colors for you to choose from, namely:CHARACTERS AND STUFF (UPDATE ON FACTIONS+POWERS)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The red-orange faction specializes in assassinations and information. They reside in the richer districts as their services are only provided at a high price.
Powers: powers relating to physical/ short-ranged abilities that tend to inflict high damage
e.g. Super strength/ super speed/ powers that only work if you're in contact with the enemy/ morphing body parts
The blue-purple faction deals with drugs of all kinds, from the common everyday street dealers to rare drugs that can only be found in exotic countries. They occupy the central district, where the majority of the population live.
Powers: abilities that relate to the elements
e.g. Control over fire/ nature etc
Town Shops (+ meow meow bakery)The shop here is mainly an add-on to your roleplay experiences. While certain items may be available that have more 'out of character' uses, most of these items are to be used only in roleplay. Remember that you can increase your relationships with the correct items.Town Shops (+ meow meow bakery)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Item Images (for item sheet): http://sta.sh/21ahrq124ea9
If buying an item, please comment here. The minute you comment, it is yours. No refunds, so comment carefully. The deductions will apply the next time gold is counted.
Members can also make their own items for the shops they work in!
(Files being updated..coming soon!)
Toffee Town Hall
Info on Job Changes : http://sta.sh/01brxxaynpec
Remaining Stock: Not Available
Info on NPCs : http://sta.sh/01akq7e9t79g
Remaining Stock: Not Available
Gumdrop General Stor
Creator Owned ComicsCreator Owned Comics3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Marvel Superheroes ver 2
Can creator owned comics save the comics industry?
The Comics Industry is going through something of a secret crisis right now. A crisis that could have been avoided, but one where there is still a way out. The two biggest problems are a stagnation of business ideas and lack of sales.
Let’s look at the origins of these problems
For years many have bemoaned the fact that comics have lost their easy accessibility. For decades comics w
Thank you again for this year XD / UpdateGraphic Design PORTFOLIO - Twitter - TumblrThank you again for this year XD / Update7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pixiv - Commission Open
Sorry for being late but I still want to say Thank you for everyone who came to greet me in my birthday XD~~
Right now, I'm quite busy due to my routine work... 6 days a week. I have to wake up at 6 am and go back home at 9 pm.
O<-< =3=3=3=3 Wish to be better soon...
Then I probably reply email or Note quite slow than before.
Anyway, August commission is almost done. Thank you for waiting ^^b
For my birthday
Really Thanks for all of your kindness.
D.Gray Man x Reader: Welcome homeReader's P.O.VD.Gray Man x Reader: Welcome home6 months ago in Personal More Like This
You walk along the path towards the Black Order the one place you use to call home before you went to live a normal life but that didn't turn out so well but oh well you gave it your best shot ''I see they kept that bloody mountain'' you smile to yourself abit exited to say hi to everyone. You stand and try to remember where the lift is that takes you to the main door when suddenly someone runs into you which sends you falling right onto your backside. ''Ahhh iam so sorry I didn't see you iam so sorry please forgive me!'' you open one eyes to see a boy with silver hear pancaking ''its ok iam fine'' you stand up ignoring the hand he held out you could feel something was different about him. ''Iam Allen Walker'' you look at the hand he has put out for a shake. ''iam [y/n] [l/n] ermm..i don't mean anything bad but iam...'' before you could finish he smiles warmly at you ''awww its ok I get it your shy with new people so are you new?'' you look at him a
Collection: The Heartbeat of Modern MusicCollection: The Heartbeat of Modern Music3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Heartbeat of Modern Music
From the days of Beethoven and Franz Liszt, to the Vaudeville stages of America in the1880s to the 1930s, to the electronic keyboards anchoring the rhythms of today’s rock groups and pop singers, the piano has been the heart of the music animating our popular entertainments. Not as sexy as the guitar, nor as brash as the drums, the pianos have been the steadying source of rhythm and timing holding together songs and other compositions for the past several centuries. And, oh yes, while not being so overtly sexy, pianos can be very romantic. Enjoy this gallery of the musician’s most basic dream machi
Collection: Lunch TimeCollection: Lunch Time5 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Lunch Time: The Defining
Dinner of the Day
Our breakfasts and our dinners tend to be exercises in deliberate sameness; a tested and trusted breakfast to get us out the door, our dinners the decompression period to settle after the rigors of another day done.
But lunches have always been different: lunch at home, the brown bag school lunch, the working man’s noon-ish break in the ramshackle break-room and the white-collar “working” lunch in a