Why I dislike The Fault in Our StarsSo, I’ve been getting a lot of asks over the last few months asking why I strongly dislike TFIOS by John Green as much as I do. And for the most part, all the recent askers have been surprisingly polite, considering the more aggressive ones I’ve received in the past on the subject. Anyway, I’ve answered a bunch of them separately, but I’ve decided to condense all of my theories, opinions and arguments into one succinct post.Why I dislike The Fault in Our Stars5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I'll be blunt about my feelings on the book by copying and pasting my response to a recent ask upon the nature of my dislike.
“The story is incredibly formulaic and unrealistic, the dialogue is pretentious and stilted, cancer is romanticized and I fucking hate that arrogant ass Augustus waters with a burning passion. I liked Hazel and Isaac all right, and I guess his writing is good, but the cardboard cut-out nature of all the other characters and the complete lack of realism heap
100 Points Giveaway!!! DEADLINE EXTENDEDYaayy!!!100 Points Giveaway!!! DEADLINE EXTENDED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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INK ANIMATED: Act III'm sure some of you remember the INCREDIBLE work done by Super3dcow for Act I of my graphic novel INK found here: http://youtu.be/XYTWDvEQ6rk And if somehow you aren't sure what INK is, you can read it here: http://tamberella.deviantart.com/gallery/32753874 (It is my ongoing graphic novel, currently on hiatus but WILL be taken off hiatus soon, read the whole journal for info).INK ANIMATED: Act II1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Act II animation has now been completed!
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLFh4XVCw4k to see the INCREDIBLE work done to make my graphic novel INK into an animated video.
Super3dcow has put SO much effort into these and I appreciate it so much. His work is phenomenal. Please go check out the video and all of his other work too! I was honestly on the edge of my seat watching the video and I knew exactly what was going to happen!
Now, I'm sure many of you are wondering about the fate of INK.
I don't want to be too specific becau
ORDER NOW!! ~Pre Order Over~ORDER NOW!! ~Pre Order Over~9 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Edit 30/12/2013: PRE ORDER IS OVER! Thankyou so much to everyone who pre ordered, we hope to sort out your orders very soon and get them to you asap~
Half the stock is almost gone! Make sure you get a copy !
Edit 09/11/2013: SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Stephanie and i have been supaa busy lately so we've not had much time to finalize the book and send it to printing. Good news! we are currently working on it and tomorrow as well in the hopes that we will be able to send it to print. This
House Doodle VideoIf you haven't seen it yet, check out the Video on YoutubeHouse Doodle Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
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Difference between selling Art and selling MeatGreetings Ryceballs. Today I am gonna be talking about the differences between selling art and selling meat.Difference between selling Art and selling Meat1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is absolutely fascinating how different the two can be! :iconyoudontsayplz: ... Well first of all, an artist likes their work to be appreciated and let the audience see for themselves whether they want to buy their artwork or not. While a butcher (ESPECIALLY ASIAN ONES LIKE THE ONE IN THE ARTWORK) only cares about selling the meat and making the profit, they have no sentimental feelings towards what they are selling, because if they do then there won't be any meat to sell right? One of the main rule of a butcher is to have no emotional attachment towards the animals, because they know sooner or later the animal needs to be chopped up. Well what about artists? Well they put their blood, sweat and tears into their artwork to make it as pretty as possible, all in hopes that the audiences would enjoy their art as much as the artist enjoy making them. NOW here's the thing thoug
Premium membership giveaway! Winner is:Premium membership giveaway! Winner is:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
I decided to make someone smile again, so I'm giving away a 3 month premium membership to one lucky deviant.
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Portfolio- part I... the preparationsSince I'm trying to wake up and writing helps a lot... I decided to split it in parts. It's too much for one entry. Simple fact on my side.Portfolio- part I... the preparations4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: I will move everything into one PDF when everything's done. This is the noob-version for total beginners. The rest: bear the basics.
The preparation can be split into different parts. Each part has to be done, so don't leave out anything and complain later.
1. What kind of job is my goal?
Okay, you decided you want to apply. Somewhere... but "somewhere" doesn't work. Suck it up and make up your mind WHERE you want to apply because that normally also leads to for WHAT POSITION you want to apply. That's basically the same for freelancer/full-time job.
Ask friends or maybe even those who wouldn't pet you on the head every time you show them a crappy doodle where they see you. Look around and check if your desired company needs somebody like you and if you'd actually fit in. Do some research and prepare for a goal company or at least an industry
Tropes Vs Women: Damsel in Distress Part 3Today marks the 3rd installment of Anita Sarkeesian's "Tropes vs Women in Gaming" series about the Damsel in Distress trope. This time the topic is about approaching the flip side of the coin, games where there is a female protagonist in charge, and why they either fail or aren't enough to combat the reoccurrence of the "kidnap princess" gameplay mechanic.Tropes Vs Women: Damsel in Distress Part 31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Once again... what the hell is everyone getting so angry about? She has a very valid point, AND she goes into detail about both why ironic subversions aren't beneficial to an overall goal of equality, AND offers suggestions on how to make a damsel in distress game work where the damsel is the protagonist you play as and isn't a hyper sexualized character.
All of this is basic gameplay creation 101 stuff, things anyone just starting to make games in the industry should be learning or trying to achieve, and the fact that more people AREN'T trying to fix things is part of the reason why Anita even needs to make videos like this in
- Du Printemps a l'Hiver - CONTESTStorenvy shop |DA Store | Website | Tumblr- Du Printemps a l'Hiver - CONTEST6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really proud to show you the first contest Alix-Aethusa and I are holding about our project " Du Printemps à l'Hiver"/"From Spring till Winter" !
What's " Du Printemps à l'Hiver" (From Spring till Winter)?
" Du Printemps à l'Hiver" is our common big project with Alix-Aethusa.
We already made fullcolor sketchbook of 150 pages about it in 2012 a general introduction to the word of Dragons of Season by showing the Four Seasons and their Masters, but also the people who lives in these magical lands.
We also made an Astrology card deck, a Calendar, a comic
Artist Intent vs Fan CriticismsThis has been a subject I've been interested in for years, and one which I personally struggle with on a near constant basis: Artist's intent versus fan criticisms. Before we begin I just want to make this clear that this journal is NOT about "ignoring criticisms" or any sort of endorsement of such an action. I'm gonna be accused of it, of course, but I just wanted to get that out of the way right now.Artist Intent vs Fan Criticisms2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I've been observing fan interactions over the years I've noticed a severe increase in a sense of entitlement: IE: that if you love something enough you have a "right" to force the creators to change their content to suit your personal preferences. We saw this play out to the extremes this past summer with the Mass Effect 3 ending debacle, and we see it play out to a much lesser extent here on DA quite a bit.
Artists need feedback and criticisms to grow and improve their work, but at what point does it move beyond offering suggestions to help an artist improve to outright de
800 Points Giveaway + Sneak Preview (CLOSED)Entry to this contest is Closed.800 Points Giveaway + Sneak Preview (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winners will be selected shortly!
Welcome to PoultryChamp's 800 Point Giveaway.
In addition for the chance to win points, you can check back on September 8th to enter my HUGE art contest! Preview below!
Grand Prize: 650pts
This is a simple giveaway! Winners will be chosen at random.
Giveaway ends September 7th, 2012!
How to Enter:
- You must post on this journal. (Required)
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- For an additional chance to win, you may +watch my account. (Optional)
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5. No spamming, abusive behavior or anything else that falls against deviantART's rules.
P.S. I am also sponsoring my sister's
Rant snarkDear Abby....Rant snark2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"People keep shoving things I don't like in my face. How do I get people to understand that the entire known universe is my face?"
"Artist X has more watchers then I think they deserve AKA Other people like things I don't, its a big issue!"
"Artist X has more watchers then Artist Y, and since I know for a fact everybody who watches Artist X also has seen Artist Y's much more awesome art I can only conclude that they are blind poo-poo heads who hate good art AKA I'm trying to promote an artist I like but I can't figure out how to do so without tearing down another, but that's o.k because I don't like their art thus they deserve my hate and yours "
"Artist X submits their art to like a billion groups, and even though I will begrudgingly admit their art is relevant to the groups I still hate it because my personal code of only submitting to one group applies to everyone else AKA they are getting more exposure then me and I can't compete and I hate it"
"People keep suggesting
Beast Vision Vol. 01BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community from the community.Beast Vision Vol. 013 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
Friendship Giveaway - 2000 dA Points [Closed]This month's giveaway is a little different. If you win, you don't get the points. What?! Yes, this month's giveaway is about friendship! If you win the giveaway you may choose a friend who will receive the points. Your friend will receive the points with a note that they are from you!Friendship Giveaway - 2000 dA Points [Closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Friendship Giveaway <3 Prizes
Grand Prize - 1000 dA Points
(2) Runners-Up - 500 dA Points
How to Enter
Just +fav this journal!
Your account must be at least 2 months old as of February 23rd.
No spamming or begging
Giveaway Ends February 23rd
For alerts on my upcoming projects and contests, you should follow me on Twitter. I am AutodidactLaura.
I'm happy to announce one of my pet projects, Autodidactivist.com, will be online in April
Wanderer art book available~Wanderer art book available~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Due to some requests, I have ordered another reprint of the "Wanderer" art book, and it is now available online at Storenvy.
The books should arrive to me in 1~3 days, at which time I will be packing and sending them off. <:
For Torontonians, I will have the book available at the following upcoming events:
Toronto Indie Arts Market : Saturday, September 14th, at the Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street West. Admissions are $5, but free before 11am!
No Right To KnowI'm sure most of you have heard about the high school social studies teacher facing disciplinary action for informing his students about their constitutional rights.No Right To Know1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who don't: The teacher in question, John Dryden, was responsible for having his class fill out a school survey. One of the questions inquired about illegal drug or alcohol use. He told his students that, according to the Fifth Amendment, they were not required to answer the question. This landed him in trouble with the school board, which is currently seeking disciplinary action against him. In all likelihood, he very well may be terminated.
Not only does this incident show the malevolent ineptitude of our public school system, but also the malignment of our civil liberties, to the point where informing others of them has now been considered radical.
I could rant and rave over this, but
Internet Copyrights 101Since there was an app recently on Facebook which resulted in numerous copyright infringements and legal issues, I figured now would be a good time to refresh everyone on basic internet copyright rules. These rules are by no means complete, official, or set in stone, and there are always exceptions.Internet Copyrights 1012 years ago in Personal More Like This
Follow the TOS
This should be self explanatory, but please follow the Terms of Service agreements you signed for whatever website you're currently on. Not all websites have the same rules and restrictions in their TOS and you should treat each site individually and not expect that since you got away with something on one site means you'll get away with it on another. Most websites do not allow uploading of content that is not your own.
Ask permission first.
A lot of copyright infringement happens because people don't bother to take the time to ask the original creators if it's alright to repost. It usually doesn't take much effort to send an e-mail or note asking for pe
CHARACTER DESIGN CONTESTSo, if you read my journal, I have restarted working on my comic; "Help?"!CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Long time ago I had a character design contest for the comic where people designed characters that WILL appear in the comic, and since it was so successful(I love them!) and was so fun, I thought HEY LET'S DO IT AGAIN! We will need a lot of characters, so why not get some help? (Hehe.. help... you see what I did there?)
The rules are simple:
- Design a character
- Draw/write the description
- Send me a note about it and BAM you're in!
11th of November
There will be TWO winners, and both winners will get the following:
- Your design will appear in the comic!(With a proper credit, so it's a nice way to promote yourself!)
- An original artwork of your character drawn by Harkill aka ME!
- One pack of stickers made b
Giveaway and great news!GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TOMORROWGiveaway and great news!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to save
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveawa