Mako Mori vs Samus AranSo I was watching Pacific Rim for the 50th time the other day and it suddenly dawned on me. Mako Mori is Samus Aran.Mako Mori vs Samus Aran2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you are all probably aware, I’ve taken a lot of heat in the past for supporting Metroid: Other M, a revolutionary Wii game that had a very unfortunate English translation. The main bulk of Other M’s story focuses on Samus Aran taking orders from her former boss Adam Malcovich as they explore a derelict space station. Her complicated relationship with Adam is a central aspect to Samus’s character, but for reasons that still baffle me, the gaming communities have pretty much ripped to shreds their relationship as being “weak” and “disempowering towards female characters.”
I’ve explained in the past why I disagree with that assessment, but let’s try something else here. Let’s compare Samus Aran to one of the recent pinnacles of strong female characters in FILM: Pacific Rim’s Mako Mori.
How I think Subspace Emmisary could have worked.#1 - Context.How I think Subspace Emmisary could have worked.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think the biggest flaw with Subspace was it never explained anything or just left me asking too many questions. Who are the Subspace Emmisary, why are they attacking these established characters and for what reason? Now if the cutsey cutscenes did that I wouldn't complain but they didn't. The thing to establish is who the villains are. You aren't introduced to Tabuu until right at the end meaning you have zero investment in his character or just don't care. It's like how Satan appears right at the end of Lords of Shadow and I couldn't care cus I was invested in fighting the 3 Lords of Shadow to take onboard the "real villain"
I hate it when things do that, you have the villain established only to find it's just a red herring (Looking at you Iron Man 3 and Dark Knight Rises) and you got 5 minutes to establish the "real villain" when by that point, you're 10+ hours into the story mode to care.
The opening cutscene could have been how Wind Waker established itself. A simpl
[ roleplay request ] || 06/07/15[ roleplay request ] || 06/07/154 months ago in Personal More Like This
Good morning or evening to those who stumble upon this message, I would like to find a long-term partner to write with. At this point, I only have one and wouldn't mind at least two or three more. I should probably say a bit about myself, I am twenty-three years old and have been writing for about 08+ years. I was a member of Quizilla much like a lot of you ( who I recognised) and like to lurk on tumblr and rp.me from time to time. Anyway, please do look through my provided selections, If you see something that catches my eye please do contact me through the services located bellow. Thank you.
▍NOTE: Please be aware that I'm not ignoring anyone.
Neither am I ditching anyone -if I owe you something I'm working on it.
I just have a few cravings I'd like to get filled. *guilty*
PS: If we're already doing something I may be swayed to double up. It doesn't hurt to ask.
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Shepard Wallpaper ID ProjectHi guys!!!!Shepard Wallpaper ID Project3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am working on a project and would love to offer you a spot on my list if you want too.
I am making Shepard ID wallpapers. Basically it will look something like this... http://belanna42.deviantart.com/#/d5pdgu6
If you would like me to do a wallpaper of your Shepard, I would be more than happy to do one. Now, I am not going to promise you that it will be done in a few days since I will be working on my own Shepards and other things.. but please.. if you want one.. let me know.
Here is what I am asking.
name: (ie) John Shepard
Origin: (ie) Colonist
Reputation: (ie) Ruthless
Class: (ie) Engineer
Paragon, Renegade, or Paragade?
If you want to throw in who your Shepard romanced and the color theme you would like to have.... please do so
So please, post a link to your Shepard here or you can note me..
Please send me a high quality picture of your Shep if you can. If you guys send me a small or low quality one, I can't promise how
Nintendo vs DisneyHello my friends!Nintendo vs Disney6 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Nintendo vs Disney series is now officially finished with the posting of the "cover art". It was a lot of fun^^ lol, I don't think I'll start anything similar for the time being, though!
Rant: The whole point of the series was to show princesses or other ladies in distress that, if you only consider their first appearance, would never be fighting. (ok, except maybe Midna) I know that the Disney princesses are no match for what the Nintendo princesses have become through fighting and sports games. You have to realize that if this were a real game, the powers of all the caracters would be made equal.
So for the fun of it (and so I can just put a single link on each picture instead of putting all of them, lol), here is a roster of the caracters! Don't hesitate to ask about each princess's power more in details. There is more to them than what was in the original description. For example, Aurora can also control thorns.
So each princess has another on
Michelangelo: Tortured PerfectionistMichelangelo: Tortured Perfectionist7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
MICHELANGELO: Tortured Perfectionist
The Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born 540 years ago on March 6, 1475.
His preeminence in the art world as being one of the two greatest artists of the Italian High Renaissance (1495-1527) assures that his lasting presence is felt as keenly today as it was five centuries ago. Every year, art lovers from around the world make special pilgrimages to Italy, drawn by a visceral need to experience in person
Fragonard: Subtle Erotica In ArtFragonard: Subtle Erotica In Art7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
JOHN-HONORE FRAGONARD: Subtle Erotica
The Suspended Oscillation Device
“The Swing” (a.k.a. “The Happy Accidents of the Swing”)
A painting by John-Honore Fragonard
Oh, what a tale a painting can tell. A lovely young lady, a child of finer society, enjoying the chaste thrill of a garden swing. Is that her father back in the shadows, providing each push for his sweet little girl? He must not see the daring youn
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.23 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
October 2013 200 Point Giveaway [CLOSED]How to enter?October 2013 200 Point Giveaway [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First- fave this entry.
Second, Join our group if you haven't already!
This is important. If you are not in the group you WILL NOT WIN.
Optional: Leave a comment below when done.
We will randomly choose 10 winners, each with 20 points. With random.org.
Be sure to write a journal about this too!
Important: Do not join then leave just to enter, you will be banned. Several people have already been banned for this.
Game of Thrones: 9 Worst Destinations In WesterosGame of Thrones: 9 Worst Destinations In Westeros7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The 9 Worst Destinations
In Westeros A Game of Thrones Travel Guide
The Iron Islands
The following is a revised travel guide intended for those tourists who are up-to-date on all the latest happenings in Westeros (read: people who’ve watched seasons one through four of Game of Thrones, or have read the books at least through A Storm of Swords). If you’ve been living under a rock, we recommend you ge
Cosplay Friday: X-MenCosplay Friday: X-Men5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters
Rogue Gambit I
The X-Men made their comic book debut in 1963 as a group of mutants who were born with superhuman powers and were feared and hated by society for being different from humans.
The inspiration for The X-Men came from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and was originally titled The Mutants. Marvel asked editor Stan Lee to change the title because they thought no one would know what the wor
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
You are NOT Jeff the Killer, deal with it.Seriously... I love this stamp so much.You are NOT Jeff the Killer, deal with it.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As much as I'm a fan of Jeff the Killer I find it really annoying when deviants here make ask accounts or a new account and label themselves as Jeff the Killer himself. In my first 6 months of being here on deviantART, I thought it was kind-of cool and you can pretend you're talking to Jeff and I was totally okay with it. But over these past few months, I realized how much the Jeff was becoming 'popular' here on dA and more and more people started making different ac
About Me:I'm a 17 year old Christian girl who has been given the Gift, By God, to be artistic.About Me:5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started drawing when I was very young, scribbling and drawing stick figures like everyone did at one time in their life.
All my brothers and sisters had the same gift that I did, But not the exact "Same" gift,
we all had our own way of art, drawing realistic humans, comic book characters and even Manga.
I Live in a Christian family with: 2 brothers, 1 sister, and two loving parents.
I was taught the Bible and about how Jesus Christ died for me.
I gladly accepted Jesus into my life, letting him take it over,
knowing that he's there watching over me makes me content.
Being a child I've never known the real Struggles in life my parents face, All I know is that when I get there, I'm going to let God lead the way, just like the way my parents Follow and trust in him.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-5-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-5-154 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 5, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
We Did It!
We've made it to the weekend! It's time to celebrate, run free and feel the wind in our hair.
A Whole World Of Avatar
James Cameron's co
RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX 600 POINT GIVEAWAYRIDDLE OF THE SPHINX 600 POINT GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-400 POINT GIVEAWAY (EVERYONE WILL GET POINTS)-
*Next one begins 6/15/2014*
***Before I begin, I should say this is my fifth giveaway. This is truly a monthly thing. I understand that if you’ve already participated, you might not want to re-read everything. Just a reminder- If you don’t follow the rules you won’t get any points***
Do you want free points? Is entering contest after contest and waiting for weeks to hear about the results too tedious? DO YOU NOT WANT TO LEAVE YOUR LIFE UP TO FATE?!
Okay, well, that just sounded like an infomercial. But, seriously. I’ve been there and I think it kinda sucks. Now its my turn to be the one offering up free points, and I’m changing it up a bit. No ‘random number chooser’, no ‘100th watcher’. I am offering a chance for everyone participa
should I use this?should I use this?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
my current icon is ok though! click for more info about it I want to do cool things with my icon were I change small parts of it depending on time and seasons! like colors
Naruto 622...^Naruto 622...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Owl = me
Hand = my cat Pipa
Seriously she was in my face the entire time i was trying to read this chapter this morning....
annoying cat of doom...
(Know more about this on my Facebook Page ---> http://www.facebook.com/AbzJHarding
when i did....FINALLY see the chapter properly ....
I mean C'MON ...
was Tobirama like.....Adopted or something????
The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)This is going to be one of those more thought-provoking journals, where I get to tie in real news articles to how the online community operates. If you are able to read through this entire journal, mad props, because it's going to give you some mental floss to work with. I always like starting up a good topic of conversation, so chime in with the comments.The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I stumbled across this article after sifting through my daily news rounds (i'm a junkie when it comes to it).
In the event you do not care to go through the entire article, I can summarize it:
Artist Chris Foss is a book illustrator who made a particular work for a sci-fi novel. At a later date, another, much more prominent artist, Glenn Brown, made mi
Future Crime Is Already hereFuture Crime Is Already here7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Future Crime Is Already here
Science Friday radio show host, the longtime NPR science correspondent and award-winning journalist Ira Flatow, proposed an assignment on Twitter for his listeners in preparation for an interview with Marc Goodman, author of Future Crimes, about new crimes to soon come from emerging technology. Flatow ask
Fan Art Friday: CardcaptorsHello and welcome to the 20th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from CardcaptorsFan Art Friday: Cardcaptors2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Also, since the list has gotten long, there will soon be a compilation of all past articles
Clow and Influence by gammon
If you want to suggest a book/game/anime/cartoon/movie/etc to feature fan art of, please comment here: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3431990/
Fan Art Fridays Past Editions
Oct 15 - 3 Chibi giveaway (Twitch)Hi guys, I recently made a Twitch.tv account to stream my art (and around 392 games in the Steam library thanks to Steam sharing by Dinkyass ) and I was thinking of making a giveaway contest for it. It's pretty easy to make an account since you can even automatically link it to Facebook :3!!!! It would mean a lot if you join!Oct 15 - 3 Chibi giveaway (Twitch)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contest ends Sept 30 (my younger sister's birthday haha)
Moving the deadline to Oct 15 ._. because apparently 30th hits my midterms exam so I might not be online yet;;; derp
1. FAV this journal
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:3 you have to do all three to enter the contest.
(winners chosen with random.org)
150 watchers - 1 chib
Updated: A Letter from the People of the Crosshttps://www.facebook.com/teammightylaUpdated: A Letter from the People of the Cross6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Vision: We want to tell the world of the great and mighty things of the Lord through media
As the world responds to the Islamic State with hatred and vengeance, there is one group that is responding differently. They are not allies with ISIS but their enemies. And they have been slain by the thousands in the hands of ISIS. ISIS calls them The Nation of the Cross - The ones they have killed are bringing a message of forgiveness and hope. Declaring a love that they do not know - A love that reconciles even the worst of us and can make enemies into brothers.
We worked with several Arab Christians and Middle East Refugees to get their feedback. Also had it translated by an Arab Christian from Egypt.
Shot on a GoPro Hero 4 Black in 4k with a DJI Phantom 2. And a Panasonic GH4 with Zeiss 35mm lenses.Shot around the Big Sur region in CA.
Music is 'Rise' from The Music Bed.
A Letter from the People of the Cros
Want a custom Shepard model? [RETIRED THREAD][THIS THREAD IS NOW RETIRED]Want a custom Shepard model? [RETIRED THREAD]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am willing to make 3 people (for now) a custom Shepard model. I'd like to give priority to those posers/renderers who do not have a model of their Shepard yet, so if you're after another Shepard/other custom model please do not apply to me for now . Other than that I'll probably do them on a first-come first-served basis. This is completely free.
What you'll get:
A model of your Shepard in 4 outfits of your choosing.
What I need:
Your character's ME3 face code (alternatively, a ME3 headmorph file)
At least one clear reference picture of their face
How to apply:
Reply to this thread with 'interested'. I will reply to you to let you know if I can take your request. If I reply to you to give you the go-ahead, only then should you send this form in a note.
Outfits: [choose 4]