Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous ExamplesJust for fun I thought I'd do a rundown of the most common forms of humor, their definitions, and examples. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are a list of many forms of humor and literature discourse which often get confused of mixed up.Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous Examples11 months ago in Personal More Like This
An imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Example: The movie "Airplane" is a parody of 1970's disaster movies. Many of Weird Al's music videos are parodies of other more famous music videos.
A work of visual art, literature, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates.
Example: The movie "Super 8" is a pastiche of 1980's adventure films, specifically imitating the style of Stephen Spielberg's early career,
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.As an artist, you probably will be approached by various people over time. Some may be looking for commissions, others will most likely be looking for free art.Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some handy resources concerning the "free art"-people. First of all, there's this handy flowchart called "Should I Work For Free?.
If they say they'll pay you with:
-Eventual cut of the profit when profits are made
-No pay, since artists "shouldn't be sell-outs, but draw for fun"
Then run for the hills and get away as fast as you can.
Because if it's for a game, a comic or another for-profit project, the most normal response should be "Fuck you. Pay me." (worded politer, though that goes without saying).
Spec-work? -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We don't have the budget for 20 sprite-sheets, but we'll sell this game and your name will be in the credits!" -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We need 10 sprites / full paintings by tomorrow,
Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex MachinaOK, I think I've calmed down enough to write a review now. Spoilers ahead!Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex Machina2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, let's start off with what worked in the season finale. The animation was just...incredible, the action was exciting and sweeping in its scale, and Zuko's voice was reincarnated as General Iroh the goddamn determinator! which was actually kinda distracting, cause I kept expecting him to be like "I AM SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD!!. Hiroshi Sato showed his true colors as a hate-filled douchenozzle, and Asami showcased her usual class and determination when faced with truly shitty circumstances (on a side note, I've always had a hard time believing that Mr. Sato invented all those airplanes and mechas and stuff, because honestly, when we met him he kinda gave off a Henry Ford vibe, not an "engineering genius" vibe like that crazy eyebrow dude from A:TLA. But whatever, that's a minor point). And of course Naga was a badass...and according to tumblr, there are now people who ship Bolin x Naga. Just...why.
Nameless: The One Thing You Must RecallSo I recently played Nameless: The One Thing You Must Recall, by the Korean visual novel company Cheritz.Nameless: The One Thing You Must Recall8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This game asks the hard-hitting questions, like "what would happen if your toys came to life and wanted to bang you?" Just kidding. Kind of. But seriously, Nameless was so engrossing, so funny, and yet so unbelievably creepy that I haven't been able to get it out of my head for weeks. I plan to deal with this emotional overload by writing a massive review.
(TL;DR ahead. Also spoilers)
Nameless, à la Toy Story, takes place in a world where sentient toys exist. Unlike Toy Story, not all playthings in this reality possess consciousness - an unspecified (but presumably small) percentage have souls. From what I can surmise, there exists a secret group of toy-makers who can imbue their creations with a "spark of humanity", which ma
[CLOSED] 270 point 'Christmas Spirit Giveaway'Well, it's been awhile since I've been here at deviantART. How I missed thee! Guess I needed a break from it to fully concentrate because it was a little bit of a distraction from school. But, with that behind me, I'm planning on being active again. If you so happen to stumble upon this journal entry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.[CLOSED] 270 point 'Christmas Spirit Giveaway'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm currently having a...........
Christmas Spirit Giveaway!
Deadline to enter: December 23rd
Drawing to take place on December 25th
In this season of giving, I will be giving deviants a chance to win some prizes. These prizes will be different size point prizes. Now how can you participate in this great giveaway? Check the info below
How To Enter The Giveaway
(Free ticket for participating) Send a note or comment, provide either your profile, deviation, contest, kir
Weekly raffle #1 (Winner announced)**Winner didnt respond after 24h its mean no winner this week...**Weekly raffle #1 (Winner announced)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winner is : 19 Congrats :iconshanaa96: <3
image here http://sta.sh/013p95de3cy2
Thanks a ton for participating and congrats!!! o(≧▽≦)o
Week - 1
Yeah~ I'll open weekly raffle in this November (✪㉨✪)b . I need some motivation for my self . ." too lazzyy to draw and some artblockkkk ;-;
The winner of this raffle will receive a surprise art from me .
If you don't have an OC, I'll draw a fanart of whatever (humanoid) character you like
The drawing will be delivered before the next raffle.
Some sample http://lynkn.deviantart.com/gallery/
Monthly Raffle Anyone? Drawing is tomorrow!I had a sudden burst of feelz for you guys :iconmahfeelzplz:Monthly Raffle Anyone? Drawing is tomorrow!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I felt like doing something for you~! Art gifts make me happy and I'm sure it makes others happy too ;u; So i'm going to hold a.......
:iconkissinguplz:Monthly Mocha-BunBun Raffle!:iconkissingplz:
Here is what i'm going to do. You guys can have more than 1 chance to enter the raffle BUT! there needs to be at LEAST 7 people wanting to enter to have it go for that month! ALSO this is a gift for my watchers so watchers only! :iconflickforeheadplz:
Winners will be drawn the 1st of each month! Next drawing: March 1st
The prize will be your choice of a chibi, fullbody, or a custom adopt (an actual drawing. No template used). c:
How to enter:
Comment on this journal saying you want to enter.
Fave this journal.
Make a journal/poll about this raffle so others can join too~! (link back in the comment c: )
Unpopular opinion? on Korra ep 05As part of my ongoing quest to be really nerdy, I'm going to oblige the people who sent me notes asking what I thought of "The Spirit of Competition" and what my fave Korra ship(s) are etc. Just a little warning: I'm probably not in the majority with my opinion on this episode, so...here's an opportunity to expand your horizons.Unpopular opinion? on Korra ep 052 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I'd like to say that I am a HUGE fan of A:TLA and so far am liking LOK a lot. So take this as an individual episode critique, not a series critique. It's still too early for that with Korra.
So. Pema and Tenzin. A romance for the ages. That was sarcasm, in case you were wondering. With their relationship comes my first major problem with ep 05: the way the romantic elements were handled. Let's get this straight. Pema stole Tenzin away from the woman he was dating? And then she recommended to an emotionally confused, EXTREMELY tactless teenage girl that she do the same thing, without getting any of the background information? And nobody sees the pr
3rd MOMI CUP: OFFICIAL ENGLISH MMD CUPThe official channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MomiCup3rd MOMI CUP: OFFICIAL ENGLISH MMD CUP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MOMI Cup is a celebration of the work from around the world. Our aim is to be able to include everyone who wants to animate, no matter where they come from.
The MOMI Cup is in the form of a contest, but it is more of a festival of animation, and so we encourage everyone, from novice to expert, to participate. We hope that the MOMI Cup will be open to everyone, and everyone will be able to participate, and will want to.
The 3rd MOMI Cup is in 2013.
01-January-2013 -- Official 3rd MOMI Cup Announcement Video Released
For participate, upload your video to youtube, and make as a video response to the video announcement (example: http://learnmmd.com/http:/learnmmd.com/how-to-enter-the-momicup-and-other-youtube-mmd-contests-and-parties/ )
The deadline is the 1st of April (2013)
There's a great Miku-Prize for the winner, but there's more:
For all participants: Secret Mini-Prize
The 3rd best: Exclusive model 1 (Kaito)
Fairy Tail opening 14 piano versionhi take a look at my piano cover for the new opening of Fairy Tail c: and I´ve uploaded my music sheet if you are interested in playing it too ^^Fairy Tail opening 14 piano version2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thanks for watching c:
(music sheet for free, download link in video description)
Hola c: vean mi adaptación para piano del nuevo opening de Fairy Tail c: ahí subí mi partitura también para los que la quieran tocar ^^
muchas graciaas c:
(partitura con link de descarga en la descripción del video)
EVERY STINKIN' TIME.EVERY STINKIN' TIME.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
EVERY TIME DEVIANTART HAS FREE SHIPPING EVENTS THIS IS ALL I CAN THINK.
The Three Problems with How we Learn ArtI read something worth sharing, so I am sharing it and you can't stop me. >:IThe Three Problems with How we Learn Art8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Three Problems with How we Learn Art
"I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. So, this is part 1 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is l
About my PnF stuffI'll be closing the comments on each piece.About my PnF stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will also be deleting the stuff I don't like anymore.
No, I won't hear any "OMG dont do dat, Y U do dat, so saaaddddd!!111".
Thanks for reading :3
Estaré cerrando los comentarios en cada pieza.
También estaré borrando las cosas que ya no me gustan.
No. No escucharé ningún "oh dios, no hagaz eso, xq hariaz algo ashiii!!!111"
Gracias por leer :3
Happy Memorial Day weekend Korra FansFrom Bryan Konietzko: Yeah, I know. This photo is stupid. Ironic B-boy posturing is rarely amusing to me, but I came back from color correction to find the studio empty, closed early for Memorial Day weekend. I put this hat on Kevin Coppa’s :iconalternatecoppa: puppet, and one thing led to another… http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/23767557880/bryankonietzko-yeah-i-know-this-photo-isHappy Memorial Day weekend Korra Fans2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RANDOM END-OF-THE-WEEK MUSINGS
–Sorry, it is true that there is no new episode airing this weekend. But a new Korra will be on next Saturday, June 2nd. And it’s a doozy. A REAL DOOZY. In the meantime, Nick.com wanted me to let you all know they made a playlist where you can watch the first seven episodes online, in case you need to catch up, or convert friends, family, babysitters, family pets, etc. Here’s the link: http://at.nick.com/Lv4P9O
–As some of you may know, Korra has been the num
Book 1: Air. Chapter 1 thru 12 maybe?Korra episode titles leaked. This might not actually be real, but just in case. Read this while you can. Nick will probably take this down if it is real.Book 1: Air. Chapter 1 thru 12 maybe?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chapter 1 Welcome to Republic City
Chapter 2 A Leaf in the Wind
Chapter 3 The Revelation http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r2wxr9Dh1r5rks8o13_1280.jpg
Chapter 4 The Voice in the Night http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r2wxr9Dh1r5rks8o4_1280.jpg
Chapter 5 The Spirit of the Competition http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r2wxr9Dh1r5rks8o5_1280.jpg
Chapter 6 And The Winner Is… http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r2wxr9Dh1r5rks8o6_1280.jpg
Chapter 7 Skeletons in the Closet http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r2wxr9Dh1r5rks8o7_1280.jpg
SO EPISODE 7 IS CALLED SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, AND IS ALSO THE EPISODE WHERE DANTE BASCO APPEARS, VOICING A CHARACTER RELATED TO
Legend Of Korra Premiere Photos & Book 2 News!Sifu Kisu attended the the Legend Of Korra Premiere last night. Were he saw the first three episodes of the seasons. This is what he had to say about the episodes so far. Episode 3 really raises the stakes HIGH! It is Bone Chilling in fact! I have NEVER been moved by an animated show the way I was by the new Avatar: The Legend of Korra!! Our team went deep on this one! And he has some great photos that he put on his Tumblr page today. http://sifu-kisu.tumblr.com/post/21138671571/the-korra-p-party-was-sweet You will see some familiar faces. http://sifu-kisu.tumblr.com/post/21149925935/i-saw-the-first-three-episodes-at-the-korra-premierLegend Of Korra Premiere Photos & Book 2 News!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Interview confirming that Amon is NOT the main villain of Season 2. http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/42559/toonzone-news-interviews-michael-dimartino-and-bryan-konietzko-co-creators-of-the-legend-of-korra/
Book 1 was always going to be 12 episodes. When we started writing, we didn't know if we would do more beyond that. Unlike the original series
Nickelodeon seeks Storyboard Artist for KorraResponsibilities:Nickelodeon seeks Storyboard Artist for Korra2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved
Create storyboards in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro program, implementing storytelling objectives. Follow instructions of creative supervisors.
Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions.
Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and appropriate production staff.
Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s
Meet all deadlines as determined by Line Producer or Production Manager.
Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed. Pitch Storyboards to Directors/Producers and implement notes that are given in these reviews.
Experience with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro a major plus.
As this is an artistic position, a design test may be requ
Mara's Contest - info & prizes updatedWell....not really I just called it that so the song would get stuck in your head for the rest of the day :icontrollfaceplz:Mara's Contest - info & prizes updated3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What kind of contest is this, then? It's the kind where I shamelessly bribe you to draw my OCs in exchange for swag! But before we get to the delicious bait of my artistic trap, let's have a look at the rules and characters...
(je peux uploade une version francophone pour le concours si tu ne comprends pas cette version. Envoyez-moi une note).
Your entry must include one or more of Acaciathorn's OCs (more details just below).
You can use any art medium - digital, traditional, sculpture, photo manipulation, 3-D render, whatever - as long as it follows rule number one. You cannot, however, submit poetry or prose. Sorry!
You can enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want. just don't hurt yourself
Follow basic Deviantart etiquette: no art theft or traces, please!
Xbox One rantThe Xbox one was revealed by Microsoft a few weeks ago and has been harshly criticized in many sites and forums for some of its restrictive and unappealing traits . But until now many of them were not official. Well this has now changed >_>Xbox One rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
While a persistent connection is not required, Xbox One is designed to verify if system, application or game updates are needed and to see if you have acquired new games, or resold, traded in, or given your game to a friend. Games that are designed to take advantage of the cloud may require a connection.
-With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.
At Xbox, we've always believed in a connected world of games and entertainment. With Xbox One, we are planning for a connected
RATINGS from Episode 10: 3.536 millionPREVIOUSLY:RATINGS from Episode 10: 3.536 million2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Episode 9 - “Out Of The Past” 3.580 million; .98 adults 18-49 rating
Episode 8 - “When Extremes Meet” 2.976 million viewers, 0.62 A18-49
Episode 7 - “The Aftermath” 3.452 million; .89 adults 18-49 rating
Episode 6 - ”And The Winner Is…” 3.876 million viewers and a .91 adults 18-49 rating.
Episode 5 “The Spirit of Competition” - 3.784 million viewers, 0.95 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)
Episode 4 -4.079 million viewers, 1.13 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)
Episode 3 - 3.546 million viewers, 0.91 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)
Episode 1&2 - 4.5 million overall, 5.7/1.2 million K6-11 (+36%), 6.3/1.3 million T9-14 (+125%) and 5.5/1.9 million K2-11 (+17%)
Icon/Pixel raffle ClosedThank you all for joining in on my raffleIcon/Pixel raffle Closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner #1 - :iconBailey-Star:
Winner # 2-:iconcocoapower1:
Please note me your character you want draw
Winner # 1 will receive a pixel like this---->
Winner # 2 will receive an icon like this ----->
Korra Finale 3.681 millionSee the post here http://dongbufeng.net/site1/content/view/775/188/Korra Finale 3.681 million2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Religious Rant of Biblical ProportionsSo recently I've been going back and reading some posts of mine from several years ago, and I realized something. I was like a glowing frickin' magical scepter of religious tolerance back then. Not so much anymore My spiritual journey over the last couple of years has not been what I would call a particularly positive one.A Religious Rant of Biblical Proportions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Be warned: This post will probably contain a lot of anger and might offend those of you who are devout, so only read this if you feel like you can handle thoughts that are different from your own. Remember that these are my opinions, my struggles, and my frustration being expressed. I don't want to alienate any of you, but I also want to share what I've been going through. These are my feelings, not necessarily iron-clad facts, so take that as you will. That said, please don't comment with some "God loves you, the Bible says so" shit. I really, really don't appreciate proselytizing.
So. I was raised Christian, but I've always dealt with what my teache