Culpeo babbles: Childhood OdditiesOdd topics require odd titles.Culpeo babbles: Childhood Oddities2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal exists because the other one's getting old and i needed something to keep this interesting. Also, the amateurish journal skin i created years ago annoys me and since i'm an absolute N00b when it comes to CSS i thought it would be best to finally remove it.
The last nights i was biking through our town to do nightshift (i love doing that. Not a single soul around and you realise how quiet even the civilised parts of the world can get) and while letting my thoughts flow i was grabbed by some intense nostalgia for some reason. I remembered my childhood especially and....how ridiculously naive i used to be back then. The way i saw the world, all the things i had to learn and understand first (the very anatomy of „sarcasm" for example).
I remembered some cases that appear especially wondrous to me nowadays when i think about it so i thought it would be funny if i share some of them.
Childhood Oddity 1:
Black and white television.
I grew up
CREATIVE WRITING TIEMLook at the organic/inorganic object on your right.CREATIVE WRITING TIEM10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to Freedom of Marriage act of 2074 it is now your Life Partner.
Write a brief story of your happy life with ______ in your comments.
Draw with DA MURO for bonus points.
Beware of Fraudulent ChargebacksI know I've said in my previous journal that I will not be updating my deviantART until my final exams are over. However, I believe this is an issue all artists (and other freelancers who work by distributing digital goods) need to be aware of.Beware of Fraudulent Chargebacks7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have just been hit with this silly hoax and am currently fighting a few chargeback cases against the card issuers. Recently, I received a few emails like the one below:
Essentially what a chargeback is is a forced refund. In this particular case, the buyer is purchasing a commission from the artist via Paypal, and, after receiving the commissioned piece, the buyer will file a chargeback. Here is an example of what it will look like:
I am quite upset; I am losing approximately $100 USD + a chargeback fee in this dispute. None of the clients displayed dissatisfaction with the product, and other than the aforementioned emails, there has been no communication between the me and the buyers, despite any attempts. I don't know if it's a case of
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes overWhat's this?Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've seen this question countless times now. And I decided to answer it
Premium 'til Hell freezes over......
Basically it means that the owner of the account (deviant) has the perks of being a Premium Member until forever, but that is only for Volunteers and Staff Members.
Since recently, deviantART made it possible that you can buy the status for yourself, and it lasts for 7 years.
So who receives it?
Staff Members , Volunteers (and those who bought the status! )
For Staff and Volunteers, after their term is over or they step down from their positions, they become Senior Members. Their 'til Hell Freezes over Premium Membership doesn't go away.
Becasue they work and worked really hard for the Community and deviantART.
And don't you think that this is a really nic
In Protest......of NT's DmC:FailIn Protest...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I suggest that ALL original DMC fans upon the release date of said trash:
- Play DMC1-4
- Play MvC3 using DMC characters
- Play Shin Megami Tensei's Nocturne
- Read, Novel #1 - #2
- Read, Mangas: Code Dante, Code Vergil, Code Lady
- Read, DMC1 based Comic Book.
- Watch the Anime: Devil May Cry
- Cosplay the original Dante and other characters from the REAL series.
- Carry any item from the series on their person for the day.
- Display anything in public from the original Devil May Cry
- Ect... *
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Pass this idea on! Make our point loud and clear!
If we can't beat it directly, then let's do the indirect route by making the original series shine brighter! NT might have wannabe power, but their voice is NOT louder than ours!
RELEASE YOUR DEVIL WAR CRY!
Devil May Cry (c) Hideki Kamiya
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PS: If the release date changes (and I hope it does) please notify me so I can alter the date on this protest.
*note: My suggestions a
an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :PI got a question the other day, about what dog breed Sam and Saunders in their anthro form is supposed to be.an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :P2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started answering the comment, but soon found out it would just end up being a looooong reply... And I thought, as I wrote, that maybe others would be interested in what breed they and their relatives are, as well as Spike's breed, some character origins, how the people (or anthro) in my little fictive universe views their fellow inhabitants, and a bit of history around this whole thing.
Therefore, I'm deciding on writing a journal entry about this.
The different breeds.
Saunders and Sam were originally, when I first created and designed them, supposed to be Golden Retrievers. Thus, they did in fact both have floppy, furry ears just like the Golden has. For some reason, I felt this made the characters look sad, so I changed - I think - Saunders' ears first to stand up just like a Terrier's ears. Sam's ears changed shortly after. I kept this change as I thought it ma
Dante vs. Bayonetta Chapter 1Nighttime has fallen on a city in Europe. The lights of the city shine brightly amidst the darkness. Buildings and landmarks were all aglow for the citizens and numerous visitors to enjoy. The various taxis, buses and other vehicles aided the street lamps in illuminating the city streets. There are many people walking the streets either to go to dinner or tour the marvelous sites and other attractions. This is evening hustle and bustle, and it's just as active as it is during the daytime. Every hotel was filled with visitors from across the globe as well as local residents. People entering the hotel are greeted with a pleasant smile and are promptly and properly serviced. The hotel's restaurant, along with other restaurants, makes sure their customers are provided with excellent food and complimentary service. The European city was enjoying another entertaining evening that is one of manyDante vs. Bayonetta Chapter 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am a potato.I am a potato now and I will soon be leaving you humans to join my brothers underground. I am sorry, I really do like you all, even if I don't seem to. But I must face my destiny. I. Am a potato. I must go to them. They call to me.I am a potato.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I suck. Everyone is better than me. Including Romano. And especially Germania. Who is not Legolas. Or a woman.
New Mickey Mouse CartoonsHave any of you been watching these? Animator Paul Rudish (famous for Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack) has been hired to do 19 animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and company. The cartoons are, naturally, very graphic and reminiscent of the 1930's "rubber limb" style, but with a modern twist. Here's a sample:New Mickey Mouse Cartoons1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry fans from other countries, but apparently this is only for American viewership Although I am told that if you install something called ProxMate in your browser you can unblock them for your region...
As of this journal there are 4 of the 19 shorts currently available on YouTube under the names New York Weenie, Yodelberg, Croissant de Triomphe, and No Service.
You know Disney, I don't get you sometimes. After gutting the 2-D animation department back in April (laying off 9 long-standing top artists), and after continuously turning down 2-D animated feature after feature... you're still capa
Points Giveaway80 points giveaway!Points Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
all you have to do is fave this, watch me and fave one of my deviants!
the winner will be announced in 1 week or so!
Points Giveaway100 points giveaway! all you have to do is:Points Giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
- fave this journal,
-fave at leat one of my deviantions
-mention this giveaway in one of your journals and put the link below.
Have an awesome day guys!
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
Mug GiveawayMug Giveaway3 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Jammy Jam Mug Giveaway - OVER!
Contest over! The winner is
Thank you all who entered and for all of your support! Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!
Still want the mug? Society6 is running free shipping until October 12, 2014! Use this promo link to get free shipping at my shop: http://society6.com/TsaoShin?promo=33WRFQ8D8QP9
Grendel by FeeDragon
Grendel and Rivers appear in these cute sketches by iheartjapan789
Amazing gift art by d13mon-studios
FREE GIVEAWAY!! :DI never have as much time to give back to the DA community as I used to (being an adult and all that jazz!), and therefore I've decided to hold a simple competition!FREE GIVEAWAY!! :D2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The prize will be a 12 month premium membership for DA!!!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fav and comment on this journal. That's it!! You MUST do both.
The competition will run for 3 weeks. So starting today, the last day to enter will be the 12th September at midnight GMT
I will be randomly picking the winner with help from a random number generator. I will bestow the membership immediately afterwards.
Good luck guys! And thanks again for all the support you've given me over the years!!!! Much love!
The Dining Philosophers - a ProblemEpicurus muttered, "None of this affects me at all," excused himself, and slipped out the back door practically unnoticed. That left the table unbalanced. On one side were the ancient worlders: Plato and Aristotle, heads together in deep discussion, and Socrates, who appeared to be gently questioning Miletus while Sextus Empiricus studiously withheld judgement on the proceedings.The opposite end of the table was mostly held by the enlightenment gang, with Lao-Tze as the sole outlier, holding down the farthest end of the table as he watched the proceedings, imperturbably. Voltaire had given up on his hopes of getting Lao-Tze to appreciate his witticisms, and shifted his focus to Rousseau, who was trying to hide behind the equally imperturbable bulk of David Hume. Neitzsche was berating Hume, loudly, and making wickedly poetic assertions that made Spinoza occasionally put his head down and "facepalm" though he quickly converted the gesture to what appeared to be a thoughtful forehead-rubThe Dining Philosophers - a Problem2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PromptsIn November 2010, we posted a poll about it and discussed the idea with a lot of you, and at the start of the new year, we started posting writing prompts to inspire your writing ventures.Prompts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a prompt? Some sort of theme or topic, a sentence or perhaps even a song or movie clip that would be designed to spark your creativity to write something about it. As of now, we're posting a prompt bi-weekly, but we're open to changing scheduling based on your feedback. Each new prompt will be submitted individually, while this blog will remain as an archive of previous prompts. Feel free to come back and be inspired by prompts that you may have missed!
Also, send any prompt-inspired works to us via note! Please specify which prompt was it written after so your watchers know, and we do too. (: we'll then include it in the New Prompts folder in our gallery.
February 16: Think of a pairing
When and How to EditLit Basics WeekWhen and How to Edit3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Earlier in the week I got into what editing is and how to love it. Now, let's talk about the entrée following this apéritif: when to edit, and how to do it. And, perhaps even more importantly, how to stop.
Stop, you say?!
Yeah, it's really not that hard to get caught up in this perfectionist funk where all you do is wind around in circles on the same piece. Curb it from the beginning by having an idea of where you want to end. What should the reader walk away thinking about? What should the reader walk away feeling? Do things move fast enough to be interesting?
I stop editing when I get to a point where all my edits are just minor wording tweaks. At that point I'll go back and forth, and I'm not even changing the overall impression the story creates. If it's not productive, it's not worthwhile.
Now that we've gotten dessert out of the way:
Jubilant Japanese June (JJJ)! RENGA! Join in!MMM results are located in the box to the left of this journal on ProjectDFC's page. Please check out all of the winners and the entries. They are amazing.Jubilant Japanese June (JJJ)! RENGA! Join in!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
June 1st is a pivotal day for us here at ProjectDFC. We transition from May Mixup Madness (MMM) to Jubilant Japanese June (JJJ), our newest in a series of challenges and contests set up to make you cry and laugh with both frustration and excitement!
Jubilant Japanese June is essentially a celebration of the beauty of Japanese poetry and all that it brings us. There are many forms created and cherished by the Japanese culture and I believe that we should explore them all. This month. RIGHT NOW .
There are three challenges this June.
The first is merely to complete at least one of the following forms:
A choka literally means ‘long poem’ and features alternating syllabic lines of 5 and 7 where the last two lines are both 7. The minimum amoun
.slicing open.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
the tips of my fingers,
four in one stroke
then the thumb
a little flesh hat
for the spirit in each
(love is dead, lilith)
December Form Challenge 2013! Live it and Love it!It’s that time of year again… DFC! Who’s ready to tackle the December Form Challenge for 2013?December Form Challenge 2013! Live it and Love it!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This year follows the same format as last year with visual prompts to give you a bit more to play with.
Please check out The DFC Form Chart 2013. All of the days are outlined with forms and prompts and explanations for each.
If you can’t access the pdf, please don’t hesitate to note me (kiwi-damnation) with your email address and I will send a word version to you.
All entries (that we know about) will be getting collected and placed into our designated DFC 2013 folder so that you can all peruse each other’s work. If you want your work included, you can either submit it to t
Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.Protect yourself against fraud2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!Wowowow, what an amazing few weeks of entries! The Micro Colour Contest is now officially over, with 106 wonderful entries from over 70 different deviants!!! Thank you all so much for participating. chromeantennae and I have our work cut out for us! I'll see you all in the results journal!CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Keep an eye out for the results... Coming Soon!
You're all amazing.
GUEST JUDGE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Okay, so this is a pretty cool update. Instead of just me staring blankly at all of your incredible entries and having NO IDEA who to pick, I'm bringing in the big guns!
Please welcome the incomparable chromeantennae,
who is joining me as a Special Guest Judge!
I consider Ricky to be one of my closest friends, and one of my favourite poets here on deviantArt. He has a wonderful eye for the incredible, and I'm sure he'll be super great help with the (daunting) task of judging your fantastic work! Here are just a few words
How to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your WritingLiterature Basics WeekHow to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your Writing3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our world is so full of noise and distraction. It’s no wonder “Walden” is a classic—Thoreau had time and quiet in which to write it! And plenty of inspiration from nature.
So how do we focus, as writers, on our craft? Even if it’s our passion, sometimes it takes a lot of effort to sit down and just write—especially if we struggle with attention or hyperactivity, whether diagnosed or not.
As someone who has studied both academic writing and reading in college and graduate school, and a veteran of National Poetry Writing Month for 7 years and National Novel Writing Month for one, I can attest that intentional writing, for fun or for a grade, is not easy to focus on, especially without a good writing environment.
So what to do? Many professional writers will tell you just one simple thing: write. James Patterson said, “The trick is making writing into a daily habit. Same time. Same place. Same hot beverage of choice.