Nothing to see, here.There are only a handful of names on my “block” list. You have to have been a monumental prick in order to earn yourself a place on it. I don’t hide negative comments about my work nor do I block people that write them. It’d make the world a very boring place if you edit it to show nothing but praise. The barbs are what make it interesting and provide points to debate and/or argue.Nothing to see, here.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I monitor content on DA via “browse” as it changes regularly and has work that the community thinks to be high quality. It’s generally where I spot artists whose material I want to see more of. Over the past few days, though, after posting a response to DA inexplicably choosing the letter “Z” to be their logo, people mentioned that the “Super Pretentious” cartoon had surpassed DA’s own “Boldly” journal on the “What’s Hot” list. Thinking that to be funny as hell, I switched to “What’s Hot” t
He got stuck WHERE?I live in a nice, quiet, some might say "dull" part of the world. Certain things will just never, ever happen here..... like a man getting stuck inside 30 tons worth of stone vagina.He got stuck WHERE?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I will defend the intelligence of Americans until the day I die. Much of my favourite writing, movies, games, comics and music comes from over there. They're not an inately stupid people. Every nation has its morons. It's just American morons are the f**king benchmark.
Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.The script for the comic this person is referring to was written months before the material they’re claiming I ripped off was posted here on DA. I have emails that confirm it.Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’m rather irked that anyone would think that, after all this time, I would actually plagiarise anything. Parody for the sake of comedy, sure, but not flat-out copy.
Let me tell you what I know: the creative process grants you access to infinite possibilities. As such, I have never, ever felt the need to copy someone’s work. If I am aware of something that exists, I veer away from it. Partly because it would just feel wrong to steal someone else’s ideas, but mostly because….it’s boring! I get a kick out of devising new things. It’s one of the most enjoyable and satisfying endeavours you can pursue.
How to read the news.Any time I pass comment on world events, especially if that comment is negative toward the actions of a foreign country, I get the same replies: “Your media is lying to you”, “It’s all propaganda”, etc.How to read the news.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I promise the people that said all that: I’m just as paranoid and untrusting of the world as you guys, which is why I question everything before opening my mouth.
There is constant talk of conspiracy and media manipulation, and I believe that it does occur, but it is not as long lasting as it was prior to the dawn of the digital age. In the past, information could be controlled very easily, but now, with everyone who owns a phone being a potential source of news, the truth will surface much faster. Lies are now exposed within hours, not decades.
Within the comments of a recent deviation I made mention of how I assess information, but it probably go lost so I shall repeat it here: I don’t just look at one news source, I study three. The BBC, RT a
Oh, not again....Argentina is getting frisky over the Falklands again. I've no idea if it's just political bluster; a box for the Argentinean leadership to stand upon and rant about so that they can look strong in front of their people, or if the oil reserves in Falkland waters are providing motivation for renewed claims.Oh, not again....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are lots of little specks of land around the world that still fall under post-Imperial British control. That many consider these outposts to be tired relics of the Empire is irrelevant: the people that live on them consider themselves to be British citizens and have voluntarily chosen to remain loyal to the United Kingdom. As such, the United Kingdom is obliged to do all it can to ensure their security.
This is the case with the Falklands.
I'm not quite sure what other agenda the Argentinean government thinks the Royal Navy has in sending HMS Dauntless into the region.
Yes: the Daring Class destroyer is one of the most advanced ships currently afloat and the Princi
TF COMICS #1RING OF FIREDTF COMICS #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
First issue of a [projected] 6 part comic series about the events following Mann vs. Machine! Starring EVERYONE eventually : ))) Check it out!
Snow Day.Yaaaaay! Snow day! Snow day! I don't have to go to w.....Snow Day.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*works from home*
Favourite Artists FeatureHey guys!Favourite Artists Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just thought I'd share some of my favourite DA artists, especially those who don't seem to receive as much attention as they should. ' v' Give them some love!
:iconniking: full gallery: http://niking.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconyogisha: full gallery: http://yogisha.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconpepperin: full gallery: http://pepperin.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconYaphleen: full gallery: http://yaphleen.deviantart.com/gallery/
Deer by YaphleenCloudy floor by Yaphleen
:iconbloodypepper: full gallery: http://bloodypepper.deviantart.com/gallery/
Tiberia and Eleven by bloodypepperFuneral Flowers by bloodypepperLa Pera by bloodypepper
:iconnesmosfactory: full gallery: http://nesmosfactory.deviantart.com/gallery/
Univerne by nesmosfactory Ronces 1 p36 by nesmosfactoryRonces 1 p33 by nesmosfactory
:iconmatsukitchi: full gallery: http://matsukitchi.deviantart.com/gallery/
Going to cafe by matsukitchiCoffee time by matsukitchi:thum
The AvengersYou know that giddy, gleeful feeling that renders you incapable of doing little more than giggle like a lunatic?The Avengers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I pretty much had that from start to finish during the Avengers film (Which was released on Fair Blighty's shores as "Avengers Assemble" thanks to the past efforts of Steed and Peel).
There have only been a handful of movies that invoked that kind of response in me: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Abram's Star Trek, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the first Iron Man film are those which immediately spring to mind.
Indeed; Avengers is THE best Marvel movie since Iron Man. Ace cast, brilliant story, hysterical script, a scene that will stab anyone that's followed the films leading up to this point right through the heart and a fair few more surprises.
Chief among them being; how the hell did the Hulk become such a f**king awesome character after so many naff films?
I'm gonna go see this one again!
US Government denies existance of Mermaids>>>>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18692830US Government denies existance of Mermaids3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Really? I mean; really?
The US National Ocean Service had to make a statement that Mermaids do not in fact exist, after they were bombarded by enquiries regarding them in the wake of a programme aired by the Discovery Channel.
"Mermaids: The Body Found" was a work of fiction but was mistaken by a number of people to be a documentary.
I'm guessing they're the same people for whom warnings are printed on Harry Potter broomsticks, reading "Caution: Does not actually fly".......
''Bahrainham''?Unsurprisingly, after the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists last week: media hysteria is higher than normal, with news networks reporting on virtually nothing but counter terrorism plans.''Bahrainham''?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Joke news network Fox was clearly so caught up in it all that they went into full reality meltdown, claiming that parts of Britain had become no-go areas for non-Muslims, and that “Muslim Religious Police” were patrolling parts of London, attacking anyone who did not conform to Islamic law.
Birmingham, they said, was a city populated purely by Muslims, and people not of that faith just didn’t go there…..which was news to me. I live just outside it, I venture in on a weekly basis and, as far as I am aware, I am not a Muslim.
The, clearly bat-sh*t, journalist that made these insane accusations was immediately pointed to and laughed at by, well, everybody, and went on to apologise for his “terrible error”.
I Don't ExistNo, really. Apparently I don't. XDI Don't Exist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so...here's an interesting development. I got a call-back earlier this month from Kroger, a grocery store about 4 minutes from my house. They wanted to hire me as a part-time bag boy. Which....is a bit degrading, but hey, I'll take what I can get at this point. So I went in, had my interview, everything was aces. Filled out the forms for a background check, did the drug test, and waited.
...right. I called up there. They got the drug test back, and everything was good with it. Buuuut nothing on my background check. So, I go online to check my credit report. Apparently, mine and my father's were crossed over. I guess cause we have the same name? But that makes no sense, since our SS numbers are completely different. So, me and my mother, who knows more about this legal mumbo-jumbo than I do, decide to head out and find the answers.
AND SO THEIR QUEST BEGAN!!
First stop: the US Social Security office. Get there, g
SUPPORT CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS7 HOURS LEFT TO MAKE THE CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS JOUST TO THE DEATH:SUPPORT CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I WANT TO SEE ORGANS EXPLODE, GOD DAMN IT PEOPLE
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Negative waves.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I'm changing my name.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.
Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
Unseen Spotlight Vol. 3Unseen Spotlight Vol. 3Unseen Spotlight Vol. 33 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's back! Last time, I selected deviations because of how close it was to Halloween/All Hallow's Eve/Whatever You Wanna Call That Spooky Holiday That You May Or May Not Celebrate. This time? I'm just gonna select deviations for any reason whatsoever! No theme required.
For those of you who may be wondering, there is a method to my madness. As I said before, I select deviants on how long they've been here and how many pageviews they have. Here's my official formula:
amount of years x 10k = max amount of pageviews allowed to be featured
So if anonymous has been on deviantART for 4 years and has less than 40,000 pageviews, they qualify to be featured. (Unfortunately, anonymous has been around for 9 years and has 240,000 pageviews, so he can't be featured. Also, I caught it!) Keep in mind, there are
Hot Damn! Dem Muscles!! XDHot Damn! Dem Muscles!! XD9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Still drawing like a kid I am.
STAR PICK THIS FRIDAY (Myly14) Week 1, August 2014
I'm going to try and make it a habit of picking out my favourite Sonic fan art of the week to give artists some extra exposure in the community. There may be more than one pick per week but I'll try not to go nuts with it! lol For my usual favourites of non-Sonic art, go check out my Favourites folder.
This week I'd like to pass on the exposure to :iconMyly14: for her drawing of Sonic and Shadow (zombie inspired atmosphere). Can you see who else is in the picture?
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!
Rarity:iconlovepurpleplz:Rarity:iconlovepurpleplz:Rarity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconraritysmilingplz: [Point Right] :iconraritysmilingplz:
:iconrarityjoyplz: [Point Right] :iconrarityjoyplz:
:iconrarityhappyplz: [Point Right] :iconrarityhappyplz:
:iconrarityswoonplz: [Point Right] :iconrarityswoonplz:
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November Artist Showcase - Ponyville Houses!As promised, we are now having monthly showcases to let our artists shine.November Artist Showcase - Ponyville Houses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first ever showcases features Ponyville's Generic Houses!
Read the whole article here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=5521.0
Check out the concept artist's and 2D artist's galleries here:
:iconGoon-Artist: concept art
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Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
For your crimes....I spent the weekend playing through Saints Row 4. The full 20 Hour campaign.For your crimes....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My penance for such indulgence?
"What kind of punishment is that?" some may ask. Gardening is supposedly therapeutic.
Not my garden.
Venturing out there is a bit like playing Jumanji.
Where's that machete?
......are those drums?
SBFF now online!DC Nation has posted 3 of the 5 SBFF!! shorts online for your viewing pleasure! If you didn't catch them when they aired on Cartoon Network (*cough*and you're too ethical about copyright to watch them on YouTube *cough*) take a look and let me know what you think. If people like them enough, maybe I'll get to make more!SBFF now online!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you take a moment to vote for your favorite SBFF (Supergirl, Wonder Girl or Batgirl) at the the little poll on the right side of the page.
And while you're at it, enjoy this unused pose from the episode "Grounded." This was from a scene that ended up getting cut. Wonder Girl and Batgirl were almost crushed by the tractor Superman deflected.
Wonder Girl and Batgirl © DC & Warner Bros.
Art Criticism: The Real DealHow many of you think of art criticism in a more or less negative way?Art Criticism: The Real Deal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I read an incredible book by Terry Barrett called "Criticizing Art" for My Visual Cultures & Critical Practice class in my senior year of college. This author and the class has enlightened my view of what art criticism is and the components of it. And I'm posting this here on dA to share it with you.
This community is part of the bigger Art World, believe it or not. And every person who posts a comment on an artwork is practicing a form of art criticism. You don't have to be some snobby Art Historian from New York to be an Art Critic. Critics come from many different backgrounds- poets, musicians, historians, artists and everyday people- using what they write about to add to communicate what is "likeable" to the community. Critics are what drive the popularity of artwork- which essentially drives the interest in the communities they work in as a whole.
So here are some REAL Art Wor