What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
Buying Online - [Good & Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good & Ugly]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.
Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)Contest!Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am looking for art inspiration. In all honesty, my art skill is pretty lacking, but I really want to make one of my original stories into a web comic. So here's the contest!
Xan is the 16 year old son of a politician. He is rebellious and does everything he can to try to ruin his father's career. One day, he meets Logan, a 25 year old procurer in the local Red-light District. Xan ends up getting roped into working as a male escort for Logan, but things end up getting out of hand and more than Xan's father's political career is at stake.
Xan: Average height and build. Fairly long, light brown hair. Green eyes. Tends to wear muscle shirts, jeans and hoodies.
Example of Xan
Logan: Short dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Clean-shaven. Always wears suits and designer clothes. About 5 inches taller than Xan, muscular build. Wears glasses, but doesn't actually need them. Smokes quite often.
Sorry for the crap sketch XD It was done really qu
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
Stuck in Savannahhttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/31651348546/stuck-in-savannah-upcoming-episodesStuck in Savannah2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some teasers for some upcoming episodes. My god, I don't think we really meant for filming to go on for so long. Ah, well! We got some great shots!
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!New! Post to multiple places!Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the release of Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer, there's been one feature in particular that we've been itching to release, and we're happy to announce that it's ready! Sta.sh Writer now allows for publication to multiple outlets, including your Gallery, Journal, or Group Journals.
How does it work?
1. Head to Sta.sh Writer and begin writing your entry.
2. Choose a skin for your Group from the right hand panel.
3. When you're ready to publish, choose any combination of your Journal, the Journal Portal (browseable by all deviants), and your Groups of which you are in an administrative class.
These options are perfect for those who may want to post the same message to their personal Journal and one or more of their Groups.
Keep in mind!
Submitters, be sure that you have the appropriate privileges to post Journals and/or deviati
Dissertation! How you can help!SO! As some of you may know, I am now in my final year of University and shall soon (hopefully) come out with an honors degree in Performing Arts.Dissertation! How you can help!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But first...the dissertation needs to be done.
I have to put on a 20 minute performance of my choice, and this is where I need your guys help!
I need to start fundraising/making moey to fund my show, mainly because I need to make all the costumes and what not myself and so need the funds to do so!
So, how can you help?
Pay What You Like Commissions!
I will be doing batches of commissions from now on and like I said before, you pay what you like! So, it could be £1 or it could be £20, every penny counts in my case!
For once, I'll be accepting donations as the cost for my show is probably gonna be pretty high!
So once again, every penny helps!
Please make Paypal donations to this account:
I shall attempt to also get some crew in to film my piece so those who do commission or donate can see what t
Literature Xmas Giveaway (One Day Left)Literature Xmas Giveaway (One Day Left)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update: Just wanted to let everyone know that I'll keep this giveaway open until 11:59 P.M. (CST) on November 30th.
Also, I've decided I'll try my hand at shoujo-ai or light F/F, if anyone is interested. It should be light romance or fluff, nothing hardcore or yuri, but it can be in the genres mentioned below.
One person will win a free literature piece from me, which will be decided by using random.org.
You must be one of my watchers. Don’t just watch me for this giveaway. Please read my examples, and if you enjoy my style, you may watch me and participate.
You must fav this journal.
You must comment below.
That’s it. You don’t have to make a journal and advertise this. You can if you wa
happy familyOh you guys like this photo? http://bill-rinaldi.tumblr.com/post/62458313984/oh-you-guys-like-this-photohappy family10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Animethon 20 ReviewSo this is pretty darn late to be posted but seeing as we were swept away in August and early September by cons, cosplay making and bust work/school schedules I couldn't really find a good time to do it until now XDAnimethon 20 Review10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let me just preface this by saying that Animethon was my kinda con. I can't express enough how much of a good time I had there and how blown away I was at the amount of people who came to see us at the con and how much love we received. I was warm fuzzies all weekend what with meeting everyone :3
We also got to stay with our friend, :iconsensei-kay: who lives in Edmonton, so it was an absolute pleasure to really spend so quality time with him as well!
This is gonna be a short runthrough since it has to be for the sake of my fingertips XD If I try to mention everything and everyone this'll never get done so HERE WE GO! XD
Thursday began with us getting a little miffed with the airline we were flying on because of a sketchy policy they have about "
Opening Wig Commissions!Hello all!Opening Wig Commissions!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Due to an overwhelming positive response I am opening up wig commissions starting in June! At this point in time I am ready to start taking commissions to order bases for in order for those bases to be here in June so I can start work on them right away
I will be accepting 5 commissions to start.
The pricing will be done on a quote basis, which means that I will assess the price of the commission once I have all of the information on the project. It will factor in base wig cost + materials + work + shipping
To ensure that I can get you the best product possible, I am hoping that people commissioning me will use the following form so that I can know all of your stipulations up front
Cartoon or Realistic Style:
Wig colour preference:
Shipping preferences (folded inside out and ziplock bagged wig or shipping on wig head in a box):
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
New Information from Republic City game & ZukoThree new locations have been added to the ‘Welcome to Republic City’ tour: Central City Station, Future Industries and Republic City Park! http://www.nick.com/games/legend-of-korra-welcome-to-republic-city.html?xid=5KOR_LOKTuNew Information from Republic City game & Zuko2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Skoochy: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2smbq43ZN1r0xsbbo1_1280.png 12, earthbender, Mako and Bolin met Skoochy a few years ago when living on the streets. He hangs around Central Station and is a pickpocket.
- Yuans are the currency of United Republic and have Aang on them.
- Future Industries: created by Hiroshi Sato: turns out over a hundred luxury Satomobiles every day.
- Hiroshi Sato: 50, nonbender. Has a big personality, lineage goes back to first Fire Nation colonists. Born to a poor family in Dragon Flats district. Started on Future Industries at 18; used gasoline instead of steam for automobiles. Made a million Yuans by 25.
- “With demand so high, Cabbage Corp created the Cabbage Car, a lower cost compact car.”
Update: FDP Youtube Important UpdateSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1Update: FDP Youtube Important Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. Some videos were rejected from that site, which is unfortunate, so I'm still looking at a place to put those.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
TransgenderI've really worn myself down trying to decide what the right way to handle this is. I wish i were lucky enough to not be under the scrutiny of so many people, but I'm not, so here it goes:Transgender5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am transgender.
I will be taking hormones and eventually have surgery. Have I started yet? No. The medical system takes time, and so too does preparing for possible familial expulsion.
Is this a joke? No. No it's not, and it's not a phase either. I am taking this extremely seriously. So I ask that you do too.
Please call me he. I don't appreciate he/she or being referred to as "the guy who was a girl". That's exactly what i was trying to avoid by not coming out explicitly as trans.
If you're still wondering if I was lying when asked about breasts in some of my cosplays. I do actually use fake breasts. So I will continue to say that when the subject is brought up.
Maybe I'll get over this and become confident enough in my masculinity to do some transitional videos. Or maybe I won't and this will be
Alcon 2012What an amazing con. It topped last year's Alcon (hence the chant buzzing around the con "Best Alcon Ever") and I was just so happy to be a part of that and meet so many amazing people that my Facebook literally exploded after the con ended. EXPLODED WITH MANLY RELISH THAT IS. I was going to wait until I had all the photos from the con before typing out this journal but meh, I've got time now and I've got energy SO LET'S CONQUER THIS SLIDE!!!Alcon 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Myself, VandorWolf and Valdrein got into London Saturday morning and after going through the obstacle course that is the International Visitors way through Gatwick airport we were greeted by a sleepy KellyJane who had woken up at 5am or something crazy like that to come get us at the airport (weloveyou). We spent the day with Parle in stinky plane clothes and with about 3 hours of sleep each which just made everything far more magical (except for the magic show we watched in Oxford Circus which was crap... I mean what kind of magici
Doodle-ness~Meanwhile at Nickelodeon Studios... The masterminds behind our favourite show, Korra, have some doodle fun whenever that have the time~Doodle-ness~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Domo-Tar!, Fat Mako
Korra meets Futurama
Many Eska and Desna's in many different styles
Have Your Say. ParleRecently on Tumblr, I asked for suggestions and ideas for Some Assembly Required and the response was fantastic!Have Your Say. Parle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you guys have any of your own suggestions for our shows - then tumble on down to tumblr and send me a message through my ASK voice.
I will then compile the ideas and post them like I have with this one. Maybe your idea will be seen in our shows!
ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR:
-SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
-STUCK IN SAVANNAH
I look forward to reading the madness that can explode from your wacky brains! 8D
New videos, some updates and a big thank you :)Hey everyone! So it's finally summer here and :iconvandorwolf: and I just got back from a day of sun at the beach! A man on a skateboard made fun of my intense sunburnt arms and neck and that was the day XD Yesterday I worked in the sun for a few hours an managed to give myself a lobster burn that I tried to even out today... no such luckNew videos, some updates and a big thank you :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our next cons coming up at both local Vancouver cons and the we jet off to England for Alcon!
-Anime Revolution August 17th-19th: we'll be attending Anime Revolution at the Vancouver Convention Centre as guests this August.
-Cos and Effect August 24th-26th: we'll be attending Cos and Effect at UBC (Vancouver) as guests this August.
-Alcon September 6th-9th: we'll be attending Alcon in Leicester, England as guests in September.
I've been swamped by the work and school combo since June, so (let's all say it together now, since you guys always hear me say this) I'm really behind in my replies. D: I'm so sorry guys. I try t
New followersOh wow, I didn't think so many people would follow me! I know exactly the reason to why you guys followed me, and I have something to say to you all, so I'd appreciate it if you took time to read this ^^New followers3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For those who will unwatch me once you've gotten the points: You guys are assholes, at least watch people that you tend to continue watch.
For those who will stay with me even when you've gotten your points: Thank you so much for sticking with me, I love all of you that will stay here!
Now, it's time to do some advertisement XD If any of you are interested, I have my commissions open!
Fanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros BloopersFanimeFanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros Bloopers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first, we leave for Fanime in 4 days!!!! 8D I'm getting all shaky-peeing-chihuahua just thinking about it. We're staying with caineyamiyasha and TerrorSprinkles who are gonna pick us up on Wednesday and show us around their neck of the woods which I'm greatly looking forward to. We don't get to spend very much time with them, so that little vacation day will be awesome I'm sure. Not to mention the con itself is sure to be a blast. I can't wait to meet all the folks who're going please comment and let me know what you're planning to bring for that awesome MUTLTISTALK effect 8D I also look forward to meeting up with people I've met before, because let's face it we only get to see each other once or twice a year and that's just too little-a-timeframe I really hope I get to meet as many people as possible, because that's the reason I go to cons! XD So as per usual please don't be afraid to come say hi! No matter what, you're not a bother, I'm not going to knoc
Warning: Private postHi guys, it's been a long time since I did a journal entry here. Hope you've all been doing well! 8)Warning: Private post1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So uh, private post. I'm just gonna jump to the chase and I'm gonna write this just once.
As alot of you may have seen or heard Josefin and I are not together anymore. She found someone else so I broke up with her. That's the veryvery short version of it. It was mildly speaking a bad and complicated breakup. I wont give out any details because it is no longer important, I just want to say that I will continue cosplaying all of the characters that I cosplayed with her with other people. They did represent us in a way but after everything that happened they dont anymore. I still love those pairings and characters so I wont give them up. We are not parts of eachothers lives anymore in any way.
She is no longer a part of JarofClouds and that is something the whole group decided together and it was not just because she and I broke up. Alot of other stuff happened between her and some of the