Draw Your OC with Mine: CLOSED - Now JudgingYep, the deadline's finally here.Draw Your OC with Mine: CLOSED - Now Judging11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And I think I can officially assume that you guys are out to kill me. How the heck am I supposed to pick only three between all these wonderful entries? Well, there's a good chance you'll get the results only in 2014, so sit tight.
How about browsing through all the entries in the meantime? You can find them here: http://valasedai.deviantart.com/favourites/57899520
There's two last minute entries in there too, so be sure to check it all out.
Just a small remark: If you plan to draw Gorhn, please please please don't forget that he is freakishly tall for a Bosmer. I speak from experience when I say people have overlooked that and it's one of the things that make him relatively unique so just...keep it in mind, mkay? xD He's literally Altmer size. Maybe at the lower range for Altmer but still tall enough to actually BE an Altmer. (which btw he could be partly, seeing as he never knew his parents D: ) Now I'm babbling. /runs off
The Mary Sue DilemmaWritten for :iconthe-bards-college:The Mary Sue Dilemma1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty certain all of us know the term "Mary Sue". It is one of the most dreaded labels our original characters can earn. But what exactly is a Mary Sue?
Is she an unlikable protagonist?
Is she poorly written?
Is she cliched?
Is she an author avatar?
Is she an idealized character?
Is she a power fantasy?
Is she infallible?
Is she the center of attention?
Can a Mary Sue be male?
Can a Mary Sue be a canon character?
What exact combination of these traits are needed to make a character a Mary Sue?
The term originated back in 1973 in a parody Star Trek fanfiction called, "A Trekkie's Tale." I had never read it before tonight and was shocked to find how short it was. I highly recommend taking a minute to read it before continuing here.
Over time, Mary Sue stopped referencing the specific character and became notoriously attached as a term meaning unrealistic self-insertion wish-fulf
On Writing - Making LoveThe following tutorial is for :iconthe-bards-college: It is of a mature nature and may not be intended for everyone.On Writing - Making Love11 months ago in Personal More Like This
One of the many (well, primary really) reasons I read fanfiction is for that steamy sex scene. I scour FF for the M rated fics that will detail the primitive dance done since the beginning of time. I will usually read the "plot" while making a "let's hurry along" gesture so we can finally have our protagonists naked and in each other's arms. Sometimes I mutter, "Ain't nobody got time for that," and just skip ahead, eager to see what form forbidden love will take now.
And then it's a coin flip on whether it's enjoyable or not.
Well, more like a roll of the dice. Looking for boxcars.
Love scenes are frequently dreaded among new writers. I often compare them to combat scenes – you need at least two people grunting and sweating while thrusting at each other repeatedly. How do you do that and make it interesting?
First off, it is not required to have two charac
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Le soap opera, now is superior orderWhile my lovely creative friends are plunging into the NaNoWriMo spirit, I have decided to review the stories that I already have. The majority of them is centered round the unlikely, half-comical, half-sappy couple, Ondolemar/Kiara (do not read further if you are against anything and everything 'unrealistic'). As I am not too much of a writer, at least in terms of discipline, I cough up little snippets whenever I'm inspired – which results in a horrible mess. I have finally found time to arrange the darn thing in chronological order.Le soap opera, now is superior order10 months ago in Personal More Like This
First meeting scenario:
This one is kinda pointless, but sometimes I find myself liking it nonetheless:
'First meeting' # 2:
Kiara's letter home:
This is a series of stories that I call The Fateful Journey. It began the O/K writings, and, to my mind, is of the lowest qua
02/22/2013 Game News and UpdatesHello everyone! How have you been? Also, welcome new members and watchers!02/22/2013 Game News and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First there's something I gotta ask you guys. It was planned for these news and updates journal entries to be just about upcoming games and Expansions/DLCs in the Dragon Age series, but would you also prefer to hear some news about the Dragon Age comics, books and the table-top RPG? If you do, type it in the comments
Now let's get right on some sweet new information and some speculation about the upcoming third installment to the Dragon Age series from the past two months.
Dragon Age 3 is in pre-alpha stage. Here's what Allan Schumacher and Cameron Lee have told us about it:
"The only one that really has a "rigid" definition is beta, which essentially means feature complete. No new features are going in. But internally, our alpha is close to the same thing. Core features are in, and newer features will generally stop unless some form of playthroughs testing indicates
EPISODE 12 [LAST] SUBBED!http://www.animeultima.tv/free-episode-12/EPISODE 12 [LAST] SUBBED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LET THE HAPPY END HAPPEN!
POINT COMMISSIONS - OPENHello Ladies and Gentleman here on deviantART. At last I am going to open point commissions. Im not gonna make this any longer so here is the price list:POINT COMMISSIONS - OPEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Completely digital drawing (digital lineart)
- With a detailed background
-With a simple background (one color or something simple)
For every additional character (human or animal) the price is 10
Digital coloring with a traditional lineart
- With a detailed background costs 55
- With a simple background (one color or something simple) costs 45
For every additional character (human or animal) the price is 10
- Chibis with Detailed background - 30
- Chibis with simple background (one color or something simple) - 20
Point Commissions - CLOSED (waiting list open):iconheartdivider1-plz::iconheart-divider3-plz::iconmy-plz::iconjour-plz::iconnal-plz::iconheartdivider1-plz::iconheart-divider3-plz:Point Commissions - CLOSED (waiting list open)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm bored so I will open commissions. Yay!
Flat colour and flat Shade
Single character(with simple/transparent background) 80
+ Additional Character (Human, animal, machine - I don't judge) 40
+ Detailed Background 30
Single character (with simple/transparent background) 110
+ Additional Character (Human, animal, machine - I don't judge) 55
+ Detailed Background 55
Draw our OC's contest!(closed)The contest is closed! Thank you for your entries~Draw our OC's contest!(closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whenever i update this journal, you will see this → next to the update ^^
Hi guys! As some of you may know, i made this contest a while ago → http://fav.me/d5jn283 Well, i have canceled that one! Instead now i just have a simple Draw my OC contest There's no need to make a new design for them or anything, you just draw them as they are instead!
Theme: Draw my and Jenjen's OC's!
If you're gonna enter, you have to advertise this in a journal, poll, signature or your front page. The ones that already have entered doesn't need to do it. But the new ones have to
The entry has to uploaded here in DA, otherwise it won't count ;A;
You can have up to 2 entries, either one with my OC and the other with Jenjen's OC, or 1 with my and my cousin's OC's and the other one with different OC's.
No stealing art.
No bases unless you are a base artist (an artist that only draws with bases) You need to
Thank you all.For all of this. Thank you.Thank you all.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really have a good way to thank everyone properly for all of your generosity. I promise I will draw for you guys forever though. I mean, that's the least I can do. But thank you all.
You've made one stupid dumb person just... so happy. And that person is so fucking lucky to have people like you all around. I don't really know what to say. I've been moved to tears several times in the past week or so. I owe each and every one of you the world.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Not a real rant......just getting thoughts out of my head.Not a real rant...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am a member in many fantasy related OC groups... and I love to browse them. I love looking at the characters of other people and I also love reading about them... well, in most cases.
I can understand the desire of people to create characters that are different than themselves... another race with great abilities, exotic and beautiful. Because real life is serious enough and we are all allowed to dream and to long for what is not real. Count me in here as well.
However... what is it with all those "Uber-Characters" everywhere? Those characters who are so damn special that I am afraid they poop gold while telling me the meaning of existence... you get the idea? The characters that are too sexy for everyone, that nobody can resist to, those guys and girls that know everyting, are immortal, manage to wield every weapon, master every spell, have true dragon blood while being an angelic demon and... yeah, they poop gold, as mentioned before.
Create An Anthro Contest ~ EndedNote: I reuse old journals, hence the hidden comments.Create An Anthro Contest ~ Ended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If your character is picked/places, then I have the right to rename or make MINOR changes to designs/hair colors/etc. When I say minor, I mean I would only change one thing of/on the character IF anything at all. This is a contest for me to find/get some new OCs, so please keep that in mind!
1. Try and make them original.
2. Do not trace or copy someone elses work! No other peoples lineart allowed. (Bases may be used, but depends on quality)
3. You're allowed up to, four entries.
4. There will be Three winners!
5. You don't HAVE to draw clothing.
6. Anything is allowed as long as it's in DA's rules.
7. Have fun!
8. Contest Shall End: February 8th
-- $10 From Marushi-Dracul
-- Watched and
It seems so ungrateful. wtfI don't know why anyone would feel like they DESERVE comments, favorites or watches.It seems so ungrateful. wtf9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but when I started this account, I never intended to get recognition. When I would post a picture, I would get so excited to see that I had 3 views on the page (which were probably me), and then go nuts when someone would favorite. You can't imagine my surprise when people actually started to accumulate and collectively enjoy my stuff on a daily basis. It's a weird feeling, and I wish I could describe it into words, but the only thing I can think of is how overjoyed I am to know that my art is appreciated even in the smallest way.
The sensation of UTTER AND TOTAL EXCITEMENT over a few favorites has faded over time, but I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate the favorite bombing. I don't care if you don't comment or that you are just a lurker. I don't care that you don't even have me on watch and just come by once every few months for a peek. Thank you so much for support
Regarding art trades.Sticky here~Regarding art trades.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is just some information/mini rant regarding art trades~
Please, take note.
I do not mind art trades at ALL.
As a matter of fact, I welcome them~ Here's what to expect if you art trade with me.
I do art trades on MY time. If we're doing an art trade, I WILL get to it. Admittedly, some will be done quicker than others, some slower than others.
I have a life, I have things that I want to do for myself. I have other important things that sometimes need my undivided attention.
If that's an issue, then that's a problem you'll have to take upon yourself.
Everyone is different.
Just because you previously had a trade with someone who provided you with their end of the deal in a half a day doesn't mean I'm going to.
Do not expect me to be like 'that other artist'. I'm me. I do things my way~
Because this is a shared account, sometimes notes or comments get over looked (and that is rare). So, I do not mind if you send me tons of comments, notes, etc, regarding your trade. I lo
10 reasons to have LONG HAIRJournal10 reasons to have LONG HAIR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Attraction: more people seem to like guys with long hair
2. Humour: when you are mistaken for a girl (not ALWAYS funny)
3. Shyness: something to hide behind
4. Sensuality: the feel of long hair against naked skin
5. Originality: there's not really that many guys who have long hair
6. Headbanging: have you ever seen someone headbanging with short hair? It looks like they're trying to dislodge a bug from their ear. Hence, my next point...
7. Protection: to keep bugs from flying in your ears
8. Excuse: "I can't go out with you tonight. I'm washing my hair"
9. Sex: something for your partner to hang on to... as if
10. Identity: It's an essential part of who I am
ok, so i was bored
My Kindred Spirit
ANYBODY WANT THEIR CHARACTERS IN MY STORY?!?!?!Hello (Insert Username Here)ANYBODY WANT THEIR CHARACTERS IN MY STORY?!?!?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been writing the first chapter of my Skyrim FanFiction and posted it on this site/in this group. And basically, I'm giving people the chance to have their own characters be included. This includes:
If you would like your character to feature in my FanFiction, here's what you might expect (Talon is my OC): http://fav.me/d59scj7
Either note me or reply to this post. I'll soon run a whole list of the people who's characters I've accepted so far and let you know who's next. Of course, I will give credit to the person who's character I used and leave a link to their profile at the bottom of their chapter. Until next time.
(NO MORE CHARACTERS PLEASE! I'M ALREADY FULLY BOOKED)
FrFr! Specials 1-7Hey all~ KyoAni haven't forget about us yet~FrFr! Specials 1-78 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving you the links with a long delay, but hey, I think there's still some people who haven't watched these yet?
FrFr! 1-2 http://kissanime.com/Anime/Free-Specials/Episode?id=51984
FrFr! 3-4 http://kissanime.com/Anime/Free-Specials/Episode-002?id=59933
FrFr! 5-7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UioeUDvPuo#t=255
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon's QUOTE OF THE MILLENNIUMRex Colt: Woah Doc, you play videogames?Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon's QUOTE OF THE MILLENNIUM1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dr. Darling: Yes, Rex. Videogames are a proven coping mechanism, like any hobby. They've been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, problem solving, social interaction, and self-confidence. And no studies have managed to to prove a correlation between videogames and violence. Frankly, anyone who thinks games are bad for you is a f*cking idiot.
Rex Colt: Woah there Doc! Easy!
Dr. Darling: No Rex. F*ck stands for: Failing to Understand our Capacity for Kindness. It's an acronym. Though I suppose this isn't a game anymore, is it?
~ December Features ~ Hold me tight by Zippora What We Become by JMFenner91 :thumb297506878:~ December Features ~2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
sketches by jamajurabaev glacier valley by dimarinski enviro by dimarinski fishing g by dimarinski Sweden summer/winter by Marfigram Tundra by artbytheo The Druid by elbardo Natives Girls by RocioGarciaART Cafe Rouge - Never let me go by Nesskain Godness II by RocioGarciaART Final Battle by Yaphleen Commission: Thalian's family by SerenaVerdeArt A snowy walk by MinnaSundberg Blue hour Light by alexandre-deschaumes Sasabonsam by Lizzy-John Hard rain by APetruk snail by smokepaint Growth by acapulc0 HOME by zhongbiao
CONTEST TIME: DRAW MY OC [CLOSED]EDIT: PLEASE ADVERTISE THIS CONTEST! JOURNAL, POLL, USE WHATEVER YOU WANT! LET'S HAVE A GREAT CHALLENGE FOR IT <3CONTEST TIME: DRAW MY OC [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: Thanks for all the entries so far! You can check them here: http://cici88.deviantart.com/favourites/55634135
Please, write in your description if you have been referenced from someone. And remember you can always edit your entry BEFORE the deadline. So, if you think the piece looks to be edited, go ahead!
EDIT 3: Change the deadline from 30th September to 31st DECEMBER as for personal reason. Hope anyone will not bite me for this ç////ç For who ask me my address for send me the original traditional entry, you can always ask me by note <3
EDIT 4: A little bit more than a month for the contest to end! There will be no extra deadline, so hurry up!!!
EDIT 5: Very Last contest extension. I will close then contest and start judging.
Winner will be announced in a journal on 15th January, and first prize
Hannah Spearritt what omgOkay, okay. Okay okay okay.Hannah Spearritt what omg8 months ago in Personal More Like This
*plays it cool*
HANNAH SPEARRITT JUST FOLLOWED ME ON TWITTER
What? It's I What?
If you don't know, she plays Abby on Primeval (One of my favourite shows)
She was also in the group S club 7
I don't know how to react. I'm so happy. and shocked. and slightly confused.
she'll probably be scared off and unfollow me within a week
Point Commission INFOI want to host a contest later this year and have pretty prizes,I want to earn at leat 600 points because I am without pointsPoint Commission INFO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I want to earn them in a quick interval of time,I've decided that it would be a great idea to keep some point commissions So here are the prices
1)Realistic Portraits: 50 points (black and white) 60 points(colored)(I am more comfortable in drawing women...I'm still having difficulties with men,so I can't guarantee it would look amazing...Though if you really want a male's portrait then I'll do my best )
Examples:Georgie Arsen( version 1) by FelixutaPure Violet by FelixutaRia by FelixutaVarelen by FelixutaBella Swan by FelixutaRozette by FelixutaZara Neovole by FelixutaGeorgie Arsen by FelixutaTeodore Emanalis by FelixutaStella by FelixutaGrimalkin The Assasin Witch by FelixutaEmilyXSeverus My red rose by FelixutaBittersweet Disease by Felixuta(for couples it will be 70 in colored and 60 in black and white
I'm a wife now!Today's been a month since I've arrived to the USA. We've been trying to find a nice date to get married with CamBoy and finally decided on the 15th of January, so we walked into the courtroom with a couple of friends and did it.I'm a wife now!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Weather was awesome, people were nice and we were pretty. It was a great day! (We also got pizza mmmm)
Sadly my family traveling out was not an option but we get to celebrate with them in the summer.
Now comes the part with the ridiculous amount of paperwork!
Extra: I sort of hacked into a DA account today... completely accidentally and randomly. Should I leave something there for the person or forget about it forever? :iconmhhmplz: