Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
TYPOGRAPHYlove========================TYPOGRAPHYlove3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfancystupidfoxplz: Happy New Year! Wish you all much happiness, adventure and knowledge in 2012!
There is something about typography that is just awesome. The combination, use and placement of words/language is something we see in everyday design and should be appreciated as an art form. So to spread the love of Typography, here are some amazing typographic pieces you should all check out:
:thumb23234837: :thumb166787426: Typography 2 Typeface by dRoop Evolution of Typography by SilverThornz :thumb105099481: typography diseases 3 by chuckTHEchick Got a Light by DesertViper I emotion you Typography by il6amo7a-Q8 Typography Desktop by BlackHug Hello Monday by DrewDahlman
More on Typography
Comic Sans Criminal: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com/
We Love Typography: http://welo
Hello!Hello!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Although SOPA Strike has ended, I'm just going to keep this up
On a side note, I organized and cleaned my gallery (finally). And I will be featuring random people again in journals soon!
A Skewed Perception of Modern Beautyokay, so I feel like I need to do a body image/ media rant right now, especially since I just got back home from shopping and it's depressed me a lot.A Skewed Perception of Modern Beauty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just so fucking sick of the media forcing girls to compare themselves to each other. Honestly, I am. This is coming from a girl who has struggled with weight and severe self esteem issues since 4th grade. Ever since I hit puberty, I've had radios and TV's and magazines telling me that I'm not pretty enough. After eight years of this, it really wears you down. It's gotten to a point where I can't even go shopping without just sitting in the changing room and crying my eyes out because I have to settle for everything.
I'm 5'5", I have natural curves, and I weigh around 150 lbs. The doctor says I'm at a healthy weight: not really overweight and not underweight. But how can I feel healthy when every image I see on billboards and adverts and movies and tabloids tells me that I'm fat and that I need to be "fixed", when, in real
Feature!Fractal lovers, enjoy some of my recent favs, by various artistsFeature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
InfraStructure 1 by MarkJayBee Sigma Cube Catacombs by axolotl7 NegaMenger CrossCut by Finward-Erendash Chalice by bluefish3d Eternal inflation : so please sit down! by MANDELWERK Steel City by Trenton-Shuck Structure Of Friendship by TiamatHeart Mirror Tower by Coolok :thumb331132960: Vessels by Vidom Jellyfisch by Schmiegel Just a Tree by FractKali The Hexagonal Spirit of Cryogenic Chamber Delirium by MANDELWERK Gossamer Fragments by OutsideFate Pearls - HDR render by thargor6 Grassland... by LaxmiJayaraj Virus by Canankk Metamorphascent by bluefish3d Intertwined by SuicideBySafetyPin Bioluminescence I by FractKali Morning shift by Vidom The Piston by Coolok 5 small electrons run on the wire. by Coolok Thinking to Simone Martini (300 Italian Painter) by DorianoArt Pointed Circles by DsyneGrafix Sunset at Aexion Mercury Rice Fields by MANDELWERK Moquette by INITZS MandelGrove by MarkJayBee Orbs by SymmetryBox MB3D_0336_hd_crop by 0Encrypted0 Ernesto's Playground by dainbramage1 Stoned Henge by bluefish3d MB3D_0335_hd by 0Encrypted0 Resonator by Kaeltyk Far away land by Undead-Academy Our brightest memories by Vidom Critical Mass by Len1 Test The Atmosphere by CO99A5 Alien Skull by MandelCr8tor Spore by thargor6 sierpinski tetrahedron and octahedron by Hop41 Modern Influence by HalTenny
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
Trailer is UP!I was up early checking Apple Trailers to see if our trailer was up yet - and as I was riding my motorcycle to work it happened!Trailer is UP!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When we started this movie five years ago, I thought it would be a blast, because everything was wide open. In a world without cars, jobs, secret formulas, villains, etc. we would be able to do anything we wanted. It didn't take long for reality to sink in - this was going to be a lot tougher than we thought. Staring into this limitless world that we would build according to our rules, we were suddenly coming to grip with just how wide open this world really was. Like when you've finished all your chores and you finally find time to do a drawing - you run to your table, open your drawing pad (or your computer, if you're more modern than me) and stare into a blank page. And if you're like me, it's not very long before you are wishing you had just a few bounda
finals. or someone please kill me....anyone?finals. or someone please kill me.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week is evil.
Absolute pure evil. My entire brain goes crazy with my philosophy exam, which is on Friday, and which has 100 questions... I read a phrase and I can barely understand what it is about because it's on Ukrainian instead of Russian, not to mention to actually LEARN this absolutely unnecessary for me crap.
I mean, yeah, probably generally I do have to know a few aspects, but not Indian religion in smallest details... And I get oh so pissed because of this, and it annoys me even more.
and even more, knowing I won't pass it and I will loose money I get for studying.
Friday is coming, which means weekends are coming too, but it doesn't even cheer me up, gah D:
I know one thing, that I know nothing- well, hello, this is me
yeah, yeah, yeah, pretty much complaining about the unfairness of life, haha, don't mind me.
Also, whoever has not seen Avatar: The last Airbender and The legend of Korra, GO AND WATCH THESE ABSOLUTELY WORLD'S BEST TV SHOWS T
Fear of discovery?This has been my mantra over the last couple years but didn't discover this quote till today:Fear of discovery?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy"- Tim O'Reilly, tech mogul
As artists/creators we are scared that people will steal our ideas/characters/IP, but we should fear never doing anything with them EVEN MORE!
2000+ Points Giveaway! + Contest Deadline ExtendedThis month I am handing out over 2000 points in prizes! All you need to do to enter is +fav this journal entry! That's it!2000+ Points Giveaway! + Contest Deadline Extended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Grand Prize: 1000pts
First Entry: 150pts (Winner: shi-ranai )
How to Enter
- You must +fav this journal. (Required)
1. Your deviantART account must be at least one month old.
2. No *plz accounts.
4. No begging.
5. No spamming, abusive behavior or anything else that falls against deviantART's rules.
This is a simple giveaway! Winners will be chosen at random.
Giveaway ends November 4th, 2012!
In addition to running this 2000 point giveaway, I am also extending the deadline for my super major art contest! If you want to enter for a chance at winning $300 in points, prizes and art supplies, head over to my journal post here: http://poultrychamp.deviantart.com/journal/PoultryChamp-s-Huge-Art-Contest-300-in-Prizes-326051383 and enter to win!
AMAG <3:icontearplz: Im so happy, I woke up to a thunderstorm, IVE WAITED 4 YEARS FOR THIS STORM D8AMAG <33 years ago in Personal More Like This
CAPTAIN: DELICIOUSIF EVE DOOMED THE HUMAN RACE FROM PARADISE FOR A DELICIOUS APPLE WHAT GLORIOUS/TASTY ITEM WOULD YOU START THE APOCALYPSE FOR?CAPTAIN: DELICIOUS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Few tips to improve your OC?Uhm well I want to start with this first:Few tips to improve your OC?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
- originality is something that stopped to exist years ago, because no matter what you come up with, whether a story or a brilliant OC, there will be always someone who came up with that idea before you did or after you did but you never had the chance to introduce it before, so instead of rewritting parts and redesigning your works multiple times and getting hella frustrated over it, just try to make it a bit more unique than striving for hardcore pure originality.
- what I am about to write can be taken as helpful guidelines in case you get stuck with something. Most tutorials/tips are being offensive like YOU DO IT LIKE THIS AND IN NO OTHER WAY as if it were a freaking law or something, which I think it's bullshit. We won't want to be a mass produced copycat artist, right? Use the tips modyfying them to your own taste, skill and idea. Everything goes.
- use these ideas at will. I will most likely drop here too whenever I need an idea
Bacon.Title has nothing to do with journal.:iconimfabulousplz: I have no regrets.Bacon.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWHO. Excuse me as I casually advertise
because you guys should, laik, totes read their stuff. So go do it. Now. advertising because they are being nice to me and making me feel better and deserve more love so I demand you all to give it to them.
Also, :iconHeartOfFireSoulOfIce: has started a Hetalia reader insert group for the works that are grammatically correct and worth reading. She just started it yesterday, but it's APH-Best-Readers if you want to join and help contribute. I am honored to say I will be monitoring what goes into the folders once we actually start getting entries and whatnot. SERIOUSLY I FEEL LOVED, BRO.
AND HEY, THIS JOURNAL ACTUALLY HAS ANOTHER POINT.
So, I want to get closer to my watchers. The best way I believe to do that...
Ask me shit.
No, seriously. You ever have a question for me? Ask. I'll answer. U
Hardcore MEH over Wii-U?As I've said before, one of the things I was looking forward to seeing this E3 was how so-called "hardcore" fanboys will find even more ridiculous ways to dismiss anything Nintendo showcases because they're "too mature" to enjoy something all-age friendly.Hardcore MEH over Wii-U?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally Nintendo comes right out and gives pretty much every hardcore gamer exactly what they want, and in return all they get is snarky blog posts, dismissive attitudes, and cries of "foul" if anything casual shows up on the screen. Am I the only one noticing this?
First, hardcore gamers seem to be completely blind when it comes to titles that interest them, instead choosing to bitch and moan about casual games that aren't for their demographic. Listen up, geniuses, if the Kinect and Move haven't opened your eyes up yet, casual gaming is now a viable market whether you like it or not. It's OK to have more than one demographic represented, especially when it's advertising for a brand new console.
Second, the one thing hardcore gamers
UPDATE OF DOOMWork computer is currently still under repair and thus no full or collab RA comics or commissions can be finished till that's resolved.UPDATE OF DOOM3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The repair shop ppl have no real clues as to why it refuses to work, so I will most likely have to buy a new imac altogether or a tower.
Typing this sexy entry from an old crappy laptop, that can only run in safe mode. Yay for massive technological downgrade.
I'd like to thank everyone who donated time with advice or moneys for a new computer/hardrive repairs.
You guys are super awesome and everyone shall be rewarded with new sexy wallpapers!
If you wish to support RA you can donate here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T3US8NZ2YAJG4
RA is not a publisher controlled comic and is funded entirely by it's fans for the fans.
In the meanwhile, Comic Mix Round 3 of doom is upon us and you can support Romantically Apocalyptic by voting for it here:
Missing the PointI've been noticing a trend lately where people seem to deliberately be missing the point behind stuff in order to complain. I used to think it was just me, as I watched people write up lengthy articles nitpicking and "debunking" a comic I made because they simply missed the point, but I've started seeing it happening to other people too.Missing the Point3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently over on The Oatmeal, artist Matthew Inman made a joke about guy gamers vs girl gamers. The joke was pretty simple: A guy gamer makes a mistake and gets bitched out by his fellow teammates online. Contrast to that, a girl gamer makes a mistake and her fellow teammates try to comfort her, tell her she's doing great, and make suggestive comments about hooking up. To me the joke was clear, guys treat girls differently online. However, that's not how the rest of the internet saw it...
From what I've read of the whole Oatmeal flare up, the reasons for the hate seem grounded in the fact he depicted the girl as blond and bubbly (ie: stupid) and not as
Beware of this scammer! (new alias)[update 2] The scammer is now actively using this account: cayman90053, posting stolen work and accusing the original artist (chris-anyma ) of theft.Beware of this scammer! (new alias)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
[update] He has deactivated his account, but it's likely he will make a new one at some point. Keep your eyes peeled and don't let your guard down. >:C
For more info:
http://fav.me/d58rwuc http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/01/josh-hoopes-scams-two-more-on-deviantart/ http://fav.me/d5nqqcq
Watch out for people named: Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes , Stive Raptor
Watch out for these e-mails used: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
known new accounts: cayman90053
possible DA accounts: accountings
former DA handles: dk950 , cirus8, warrioroftime82
Recently I was contacted by a potential client, but as I did my usual research on him, he turned out to be a rather active scamme
SPIKE updates - nov2013Yesh, it's about time I gave you guys an update on the progress of my novel, "SPIKE".SPIKE updates - nov20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten a lot of notes and comments asking when the book will be finished, how far I've come in the writing process, or how many chapters there are so far, and so forth... And I love getting questions like that, because that means people are interested in my work, many of which say they even love my work, and.. just wow, I mean, I'm completely honest when I say that it means a whole lot to me. And I'm serious when I say that without the support from you guys (you all know who you are <3 ), I would never have bothered continuing the SPIKE story. I would probably just have posted chapter 0, deleted it, and stuffed it all in a drawer and possibly even given up on the whole story-teller dream. Feedback is very important to me, which sounds very selfish, I know, but I used to be incredibly insecure of myself and everything I did. I had this dream of becoming a cartoonist to have my stories told, and
Stolen Art worksThank you to all of you for informing me about Hidden Supplies, it seems that they have taken one of my images along with many other fanart from different artist and was selling it online as well as at conventions.Stolen Art works2 years ago in Personal More Like This
link to their print shop
At first I was really mad and pissed, but then I learned that they apparent gotten permission from some artist to sell their works there. I can't speak for the other artist that had their works sold by them as some clam that they did g
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC production is moving to a new warehouse/studio/office next week.GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this sexy warehouse I will be making the comic, filming experimental youtube shorts for RA TV Live action and conducting general madness!
IF YOU LIVE IN TORONTO AREA and would like to be our INTERN / MINION / ACTOR, send me a note!
Due to requests for MOAR video stream tutorials I will be documenting the process of making RA from start to finish in the new warehouse.
Also, I will be teaching on how to become a freelance illustrator, how to work as photographer, and how to become a successful full-time webcomic artist.
Plus there will be lots of various Digital Painting and Photography workshops.
WHAT SHOULD THIS DOCUMENTARY BE CALLED? submit name ideas below!
Next RA LIVESTREAM is now online:
Feel free to register and join on the funtimes.