AsktheArtist Interview w K-Bo and Sarah TranscriptAsktheArtist Interview w K-Bo and Sarah Transcript3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with *kevinbolk
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *kevinbolk, a hilarious and talented comic artist and creator of many popular works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Kevin.
<kevinbolk> Howdy! Glad to be here.
<kevinbolk> This is my first interview over chat, so I'm a bit nervous.
<thefluffyshrimp> First question!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~HathorLiderc asks "Were there any inspirations to your art style?" and ~
Mary-Sues: Part 6How to Review Character SheetsMary-Sues: Part 63 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Everyone has there own way of making character sheets, whether you include them in stories, or just keep them as personal references. Some deem the looks more of a top priority than the skills or hobbies. Most include the “Likes and Dislikes” tab while others forgo it altogether. For describing how to analyze character sheets, I will be using my own personal template as an example.
Character sheets aren’t needed. If you include it, it’s usually the first sign of underdevelopment.
That’s not necessarily true. Lots of people make character sheets whether if it’s as simple as the name, age, and looks, and others make it more complex, but they’re used to help the author keep the facts straight while writing the story. It’s when people post the character sheets online that people make a big deal over it. When people put up the character sheet in th
Mary-Sues: Part 5Writing Realistically . . . According to the UniverseMary-Sues: Part 53 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I’m sure I’ve told you that you have to be as realistic as possible in order for your character to seem, well, real. Believable. Three dimensional. Someone who can practically pop out of your writing or comic and interact with you. The truth is that was half of an exaggeration. Yes, be real, but only as real as the universe it takes place in is. If the universe is more manga-esque or cartoony where the average female can punch a burly person sky-high, and you create a character who doesn‘t do anything of that sort, or if you as the creator think you can‘t do that, then your character can become quite plain because you‘ll restrict yourself. Basically, be as real, or as loose, as the universe is.
If you’re a person who constantly makes the, “This is totally unrealistic” comment when reading a story, especially in fan ficti
The Mary Sue: Chapter 12Chapter 12: How to not be a "Mary Sue"The Mary Sue: Chapter 124 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
In the previous 11 chapters of The Guide to The Mary Sue we have discussed the different traits of the characters classified as "Mary Sue", and their effect on literature as a whole. The "Mary Sue" is a disease that has been spreading throughout the world of literature since the inclusion of appealing male characters in stories. While some Mary Sues have become socially accepted, in some cases, even worshiped, i.e. Bella Swan in Twilight , there are some that have become the bane of the fanfiction community.
In this chapter, our personal researcher into the world of the "Mary Sue", has some things she would like to say about how to avoid being THAT fanfic writer.
We've all been there. Looking through the pages of a book, slowly falling for [insert name of attractive male character here], and we have all wanted to escape this reality and live in the world that books and other pieces of literature have created. As someone who once s
Misplaced MemoriesMisplaced Memories4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterpri-
Amy: *bangs on screen* Oi! Just because he was called Mister Spock once doesn't mean you have to enforce it! Get your sci-fi straight!
Rory: So the meaning of 'live long and prosper' really does apply to him? He's got to be hiding those pointed ears...oh, hello Doctor!
Doctor: Ahem! How about we let the author continue?
Amy & Rory: *simultaneously* Fine...but wait! We've received a telegram from the author. It says here that she does not own Doctor Who and all copyrights belong to BBC. Some elements of this story may consist of minor events that have not actually occurred within the series, but were thrown in there to make the story seem more interesting.
Doctor: LOL. This is a fiction...a fan fiction after all....so technically those tiny events....they don't matter! Do th
Janto: Falling in Love: Ch. 4Ianto wasn't sure how long he stood by the tourist office, staring at the place where Captain Jack Harkness had finally vanished from view. He finally moved when he noticed that the coffee was no longer warm, and it really was doing no good to stand here. It was over.Janto: Falling in Love: Ch. 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He tossed the still almost-full cup into a trash can as he walked to where he had parked his car had it really been two days since he had driven it? Somehow going back to the car meant driving back to Lisa, which in a way he didn't want to do. Not because he didn't love her, but because he wanted desperately to forget the mess that had been made of their relationship as he tried to convert her back to all human.
He took his keys out of his pocket and unlocked his car with the button. He opened the driver's door and slid into the seat. He reached over and put the key in the ignition, but before turning it and starting the car; he grabbed the small plastic picture frame that was swinging from the key ring.
He felt a
Janto: Falling in Love: Ch. 11Jack looked up as the alarms of the cog doors went off, seeing a harried-looking Ianto burst through them, running his hands through his hair. He saw Jack and hurried over immediately.Janto: Falling in Love: Ch. 115 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Sorry, sir, I overslept," he panted, straightening his tie.
"Don't worry about it Ianto, barely anything's happened," Jack chuckled. "Besides, you made it in before Owen. I have a sneaking suspicion that he's hung-over somewhere."
"I'm still sorry that I'm late."
Jack raised his eyebrows. "Seriously, Ianto, it's no problem. I would have called you if I thought you were too late."
Ianto nodded quickly before heading off. "I'm going to make some coffee, sir, care for some?"
"I'd love some, thanks, Ianto!" Jack called after him. He shook his head, thinking how easily Ianto had fit in to the team.
A few minutes later, Ianto showed up with a mug of coffee. "Here you are, sir."
He accepted it gratefully. "Thanks. Did you check if Tosh and Suzie wanted any?"
"Already taken care of. Now, you said you had some c
Janto: Falling in Love: Ch. 15Jack shifted through his papers as he tried to make himself do something. His eyes kept wandering over the words and he couldn't concentrate on anything for long enough to read it. He groaned and tossed the papers aside onto a pile, and laid his head down on his arms.Janto: Falling in Love: Ch. 155 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Work in the Hub had been slow lately. With Christmas fast approaching, and temperatures at a record low, no one had any motivation to do anything except think about festivities and stay warm. The only one who seemed to be getting anything done was Ianto, who, when he could be seen at all, constantly had his nose buried in a folder of papers, often scribbling something down or just pouring over the words on the paper. Tosh occasionally made an adjustment with the computer systems, Suzie was mostly seen just staring at the glove they'd found with bewilderment, and Owen wasn't doing anything mostly just playing games or sleeping. Jack hadn't really told any of them off, because he wasn't exactly being a model of produ
The End of Time The End of TimeThe End of Time6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never thought it would be easy
to say goodbye to you, my hero
But noone ever told me how to cope
with such a sadness, such a grief.
Too early were you torn from me
We'd only just begun.
You and me, we could have been anything
more than I'd ever dared to wish
To dance across the constellations
To never age and never die
And so you pass away
it feels like all the clocks have stopped
and all the stars cease shining
asking only, "Where is he?"
And I, I stand here, lonely
under a darkening moon
I'm nothing but an empty shell
For you - you took with you
A part of me.
Tricked by the WizardTricked by the Wizard5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I'm the Oncoming Storm.
In the legends of the Dalek home world I am the Ka Faraq Gatri -destroyer of worlds- because their planet burned along with mine. The Draconians call me Karstakavaar. The Cybermen have a whole info stamp on me. I'm the Torchwood Institute's number one enemy. And...
And I'm the Lonely Angel. I am Time's Champion. I am the Last of the Time Lords. When I die, the Time Lord legends die with me. When I fall, the Time War is lost.
I fought at the front lines of Arcadia; I tricked the Nightmare Child into staring at its reflection. As a child, I raced across the endless fields of Mount Petition. The red grass crunched beneath my toes. We were told not to stay out too late because of the Toclafane. Then we outgrew that story. The elders told us about the Pandorica. There were some that believed and some that didn't. The Deca we called ourselves, rebelling where we could.
I've saved the Earth countless times; I've tried to salvage what I could of falling civilizations. I
RIP Ianto Jones - RememberWarning: Spoilers for CoE. This is not a CoE fix it fic, unfortunately.RIP Ianto Jones - Remember5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Would anyone remember me after I died? I used to think about it all the time. It's what everyone wants, really. To never be forgotten, to have some record that they were there, existent, not just a hint of something.
In a way it's how we try to achieve the impossible dream of immortality.
Well, almost impossible. I know the one man who is the exception to the rule.
The one man that I most didn't want to be forgotten by.
The one man who was most likely to forget me.
But the time's here. Now that I know I'm going, now that I'm dying, I'm more afraid than ever of being forgotten.
I told him I loved him, and all he said was don't. But I didn't need to hear it from him. I could tell in his voice, in his desperation as he tried to convince the 456 to save me. I knew he couldn't bring himself to say it and I understood, because even I hadn't been able to bring myself to tell him before.
The Doctor and RoseRose, her name suits her so well,The Doctor and Rose5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
when I first saw her to the ground she had fell.
Her flowing blond hair, her large brown eyes,
she is the only person in the universe that I could never despise.
She never remembered each time we had kissed,
but still I am glad it was something I never missed.
Saying goodbye to her was the hardest part,
it felt like both my hearts were being cut in half.
But when I saw her smile, the one I'd missed so dearly,
my entire body grew numb, frozen and weary.
We had another adventure, it was to be our last,
though time is my essence, it went too fast.
Goodbye once more, you'll be happy with him,
though I am not being selfish this time, this feels like a sin.