Storybook EndingHer ink-stained lips have kissed too many a forgotten page,
and phoenix down]
And her Prince Charming has yet to come,
shattering like stars]
So all she can do is gaze out her tower window,
concealing poisoned apples]
Clutch that corroded and timeworn blade,
tearing down castle walls]
Toss her childhood fables to the waltzing of the moon,
[even broken wings
wish for happily ever afters]
[once upon a time
there was a girl who became her own hero.]
Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For YouSince we're on the subject of taboos, I feel it necessary to talk about this one. This one pisses me off and it's very much a cornerstone to a bigger issue with our artistic community: The idea and assumption that as an artist you MUST improve at all times. 24/7. No exceptions. Every work you produce must be 10x better than your last. You must constantly strive for perfection. To ignore this "truth" is to commit the terrible sin of rejecting the very concept of improvement, and you will never break out of your "comfort zone."Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to tell you that this is hogwash.
You should strive to improve. Never say that I don't encourage improvement. It's why you go to school, why you go to college, and why after college you continue to work on your art. You always want to be better. The problem is that far too many people have a strictly binary concept of what "better" is and on how to "improve."
First off, there is no pinnacle of perfection. There is no
Christmas giveaway!Hey guys! Since Christmas is just around the corner and 'tis the season to give and all that, I figured I would do a mini giveaway! 120 points, to be exact. It's all I have but it actually works since I recently hit 1,200 watchers.Christmas giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Along with the points, I will be also giving away a free request to whoever wins! A poetry piece, prose or fanfiction (just a oneshot for the prose/fanfiction) will be added as part of the prize.
So what do you have to do to win the points and the request? Well, it's simple!
You must be a watcher of mine. If you decide to watch me just for the chance of winning the giveaway, that's perfectly acceptable. This giveaway is solely for my watchers as a thank you for all their support as well as a little Christmas gift from me.
Add this journal to your favorites.
Comment on this journal
The O'Driscoll DictionaryList of words I've made up. Does not include the many words that spell check tells me aren't real, so if you see a word in my work that isn't on this list and you don't think it exists yet, tell me! It might just be that I've been using it so long I forgot it's not real. Click the word to see it used in its original work. I will add to the list as I go through old work to find the words I've made up before, and as I add new poems with new words I'll try to remember to add them here.The O'Driscoll Dictionary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NB: 8/3/2013 > Chromium have been checked and put here.
Arachnic (2013) - Arachnid (spider) like.
Aquanine (2013) � aquarian / aqua.
Carrow (2013) - Dark, narrow, carousing, nasty, abusive space. (Not fully formed definition yet)
Chloroformic (2010) - with qualities of chlo
I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
Project Educate: Free VerseBloodshotInk's interview of thetaoofchaos and AzizrianDaoXrak in regards to Free Verse Poetry. Held on March 6th at 8:28 at Project Educate Studios, L.A.Project Educate: Free Verse2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
[ begin transmission ]
BloodshotInk: *taps the microphone* is this thing on?
thetaoofchaos: I can hear you, loud and clear!
BloodshotInk: Oh. We’re on. Okay. Hello and welcome to Project Educate’s exclusive interview with Free-Verse brainiacs thetaoofchaos and AzizrianDaoXrak! Today we are going to discuss free verse poetry, what that means and some great examples of it, and some of the issues it creates. We are also going to finally hear the latest news on Shane’s upcoming album “I never touched her” and talk about what it’s like backstage with One Direction and find out the exclusive gossip on Azi’s infamous Vegas wedding to Richard Armitage!
.my mother said it's rude.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
to write in red, i said well
please tell that to my skin
and please, take a look at this
rose on my wrist, at the eight
pints that flow through the stem
(can't drag myself out of my body, so i won't drag myself out of bed)
10 Days of Honesty [Prompt Series]Hello darlings10 Days of Honesty [Prompt Series]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This prompt series was originally posted by iPawed waaaaaay back in 2010, but it's fantastic, so I'm going to give it a go. You can find the original journal here.
I'm posting about it before I even start, so that you lovely people can guilt me into keeping to my deadlines. SO. Within twenty-four hours I will have the first of these up, and we can go from there. I'll update this journal with links to each day as I complete them.
Do link me to your versions if you decide to take on the challenge as well!
Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
150+ Watchers Giveaway thingy? (Closed)Hey guys!!150+ Watchers Giveaway thingy? (Closed)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I kinda realized a few days ago that I've reached 152 watchers! That's seriously awesome!! Thank you all for the watch!!
So, I wanted to give something in return to you guys for being so awesome but I didn't know what and since I live in a really awkward place to send people prices, I just thought about giving drawings as gifts (Hope it's not to crappy xD)
So yeah, I'll be giving 3 winners of the "giveaway" a free drawing but in order for you to participate you'll have to follow this rules first:
First off, you have to be watching me, obviously (No cheating, I'll check) You have to favorite this journal to enter the giveaway, your entry number will be your number on the favorites list, I'll choose 3 at random by using random.org
Once the giveaway is over I'll let the winners know via note, you'll have 24 hours to answer or I'll give the price to someone else chosen at random
1st place will get som
The Autumnal Equinox Best Arts Feature IV.The Autumnal Equinox Best Arts Feature IV3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi dears Okay, first things first! You make sure to take part in AE\\\'s Contest in our :iconae-cast-members-art:! There are some great arts already submitted
And I wanna tell you guys that I might accept commissions in summer and also, my dear friend Arezoo (Alex) who is the one who picks cast for my stories, has kindly accepted to help anyone who wants to pick actors/actresses for their stories. Trust me, she's good at this. Really good!
Just leave a comment on her profile :iconalexandradefore:
+ My Own Recent Works:
plus a novel with arts related to it chapter by chapter:
NOW, ARE YOU READY TO BE AMAAAZED?!
+ Latest Michael/Anahita Contest Entries:
+ Best of the Cast of The Autumnal Equinox
.the world is protesting;.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
screaming and shouting and
shaking and heaving, pouring
it's molten red heart out
and i do not want to be laid
to rest with a great grey slab
weighing me down, and i will
not be burned again, so i think
i'd like to sleep in nature's
bed, yeah he can take me, remove
my layers one by one and powder
my bones with lichen
(the world doesn't like waiting for anyone)
Flight Rising - Fourth Video Preview is Up!On the horizon is an exciting world of dragons, creatures, and exploration. Currently in development, Flight Rising is a web-based activity site featuring dragon breeding, warfare, adventuring, and collecting. Make friends, play games, and grow your clan! www.flightrising.comFlight Rising - Fourth Video Preview is Up!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first four video previews for the Flight Rising website are up. They cover elemental selection, creating your first dragon, genes, and patterns, apparel, and the first half of our battle system.
9.7.12 - Element Selection + First Dragon
9.14.12 - Blueprints, Genes, & Patterns
9.21.12 - Apparel
9.28.12 - Coliseum Part 1
10.5.12 Battlestones & Coliseum Cont
Future topics will include: Auctionhouse, Bestiary, Clan Profile, Energy, Gathering, Fairegrounds
Gerard-- a life in quotes (final part)“I had a discussion with Lindsey about [the new album] and I was like, ‘Wow, all this stuff I’m writing is kind of full of hate. I don’t know why that is.’ She’s like, ‘Cause you’re happy.’”Gerard-- a life in quotes (final part)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
“We have the best fans in the world because they are pretty much as crazy as we are.”
“I don’t know why but I’ve always hated myself. Hopefully that self-hate is growing into something else now; hopefully it’s grown into caring about myself and wanting to stay alive.”
“Nobody’s in the middle with us. It’s either ‘I love them’ or ‘I want to kill them’. People love us and believe in us or they want to see us destroyed. And I love that.”
“I needed [the support of my bandmates]. I’m still scared, though; I worry it could happen again and
.i laid in the flowers and.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
i listened to them hum,
i think i loved your hands
the most, even when they
flayed me to the bone
and i don't think i'm
supposed to talk about -
the devil, he said i've
lived one hell of a life,
you see, just read my
name out backwards,
and god ain't nothing
but a dog, so don't you
even go wasting your time
(i left my conscience pining outside the door)
Trouble at DCDC is having a hard week. Aside from the baffling backlash against Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, two other incidents happened which has pissed off a LOT of people. Here's a quick summary of each.Trouble at DC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Harley Quinn Contest
In case you haven't heard yet, DC is holding a contest to hire fresh young artists to help work on the new Harley Quinn series. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151 This is fantastic news for a lot of artists, as "breaking in" to the big comic book companies can be extraordinarily difficult to do and this helps level the playing field. However, the way they've chosen to hold the contest is to have everyone submit 4 illustrations based on 4 separate scripts... all of which depict Harley Quinn as suicidal and trying to kill herself "comically."
Now first off, I get the fact that Harley Quinn is part of the "Suicide Squad," and that these illustrations are likely poking fun at that. However I feel that fact falls on it's face since the term "Suicide Squa
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 2)“It’s more important to keep yourself alive, there’s nothing worth ever hurting yourself over. I mean, I’m a person that goes through a lot of depression, and stress, and things like that. I’m generally happier these days. But I have, it’s normal, it’s completely normal to be depressed. […] I think it’s just important that you keep yourself alive, you just stay fighting.”Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Yeah, obviously we use vampires as a metaphor for something else, something deeper than just the supernatural. But there's just something about the bloodsucking walking dead, that can say so much to people. There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you..."
"It all started off with the best intentions, but I took it too far and I ended up on a trip. There were some moments when I felt like I was on a crusade. I don’t k
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)“I wanted to challenge gender, abuse the audience. I didn’t want the girls to want to fuck me, I wanted the straight guys to want to fuck me.”Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
“It’s amazing to be here with people who love music in a non-violent way. If you’re mad, don’t throw a punch, don’t start a fire about it, don’t shout about it. Sing, that’s the most powerful weapon you have.”
"I thought if we made an album that tried to change the world, or give it hope, it would really happen. But all people found was death and destruction and misery and self-hate. I learned that the world doesn't want to be saved, and it will fucking punch you in the face if you try."
"Me and my kid brother used to grow up—we used to grow up? Everybody used to grow up! We had comics, and that’s the only thing we had to escape the kind of place we lived in. And it made us lift up our heads, make
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 1)"There’s angst but it’s different. I think we’re rebelling now as a rock band. We’re trying to keep it pure, but we’re not playing victims anymore. We’ve realized that we’re one of the youngest bands at our size. So there’s a responsibility that comes with that, whether it’s to fans or to outside listeners who aren’t fans, to be the greatest American rock band. That was the goal. And it took a while to get there, but we’re just being the best My Chemical Romance that we can be."Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
“I write them wherever I may happen to be when I get hit with inspiration. A lot of times I just make notes of sentences. What I usually do is write paragraphs of free style, just really descriptive phrases and I’ll draw upon those phrases later. I try to get the sound before I get the lyrics.”
"Freedom is a real big theme. We needed freedom to happen for us on this record so
Tagged?I don't really understand this...Tagged?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tagged by :iconTheBlackCatComesOn13:
Facts About Me:
1. I am Slenderman
2. I used to be human but not anymore
3. I truly reside in a place that is not one an earthy plane.
4. I cannot eat
5. I have a cat named annoying
6. I communicate via a proxy who also resides somewhere on DA
7. I enjoy Depeche Mode
8. I have a crush on someone...
9. I am beginning to enjoy hugs
10. I have many forms
11. I like ties.
Questions for me:
1. Favored film of all time?
Alfred Hitchcock films
2. To troll or be trolled?
3. Does love contain a chocolate center or a gum center?
It contains a fuzzy warm center
4. Your hobby(not art related if possible)?
Watching and Stalking
5. If you could tag anyone in the world, who would it be?
6. Past celebrity crush you slap yourself for now?
I had had crush on Isabella Andreini... she lived in the 16th century.
7. How many gummy bears do you assume you have eaten?
8. Heavy metal or soft rock?
.a mother says to her son.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
can you feel the world lodged
in your rib? do not tell
me you can't, it's right there
and let's not tell god
anything about this, let's give
him the silent treatment like
he's giving to us,
sometimes i wake up wanting
to shred myself into ribbons
tie me up in a bow and send myself
to your doorstep with no
return address and let you deal with it,
you're not listening and you're not
understanding, you're too busy
trying to read all the text, but
i can go days without speaking
one word, got a habit of holding my
breath diving into my own mind
for hours, blue bottomless pool
river veins with the bones of a dream
drifting through, some stuck on the
banks all dried up and thirsty, this
shark tooth reminds me of you so i
press it in hard, still not one single
drop, a baby raccoon floats by with
no life but wide eyes, i know you'll
pray the horned god sends him
straight to the sea, drown him out
with that voice that says maybe
next year when you search for
How to Write a Good Fan FicOr, how to write fiction in general, focused in on fan fic.How to Write a Good Fan Fic10 months ago in Personal More Like This
However, I am a Hetalia fan fiction writer for two years now, so it is more directed towards the Hetalia fandom.
So, I have never actually thought about doing this before until this past week, and I know a lot of people have done this, so you can probably find a better one than mine. Since I am finally back from hiatus, I thought this would be a good thing to do for aspiring authors or at least people who want to write better fan fics. I am by no means an excellent writer, but after about two years of writing fics, I have learned a few things that make fics better.
Okay, this is the most important rule of all. It is so, so important to spell correctly and use correct grammar because trust me, there is nothing that makes people close the tab so much more quickly than when a story is written sloppily, with little attention given to basic writing principles such as spelling gr
:: About Aminael, Roland and Dragon ::Hello guys!:: About Aminael, Roland and Dragon ::4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still collecting all works involving Aminael, Dragon and Roland. Please keep in mind that English isn't my native language. But I will try my best to develop their story.
Also, huge thanks to my best friend and co-author :iconkimir-ra:
I'll start with Aminael and her brother Roland:
I'll start with Aminael and her brother Roland:
Aminael is the second child of Misteria and Taho. She grew up in a gentle atmosphere, very much like a fragile flower. Her father treated her like a princess, but all his hope was placed on his son, Roland. When Aminael noticed that her parents spent more time with him, she decided to become smarter and more powerful than her brother.
Anyway, Roland didn't like to play with his younger sister - she was useless and annoying whenever he played with his friends. He didn't notice her until she grew up... into a beautiful girl.
Aminael always tried to dress in clothing which was gray and unremarkable but acqui
Miyazaki vs OtakuIn case you haven’t heard this, renowned Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki was quoted as saying that the reason the anime industry is suffering is because it’s overrun with “otaku.”Miyazaki vs Otaku10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can read the full article here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku
Naturally, such a high profile artist such as Miyazaki coming down hard on Otaku has offended a lot of people and a bit of backlash has sprung up because of it. I’d like to try and reassure some of you that it’s not as bad as it might sound, and here’s why (please keep in mind this is from an American perspective).
“Otaku” in Japan is (or was) an offensive word, usually embodying the worse traits of obsessive basement dwelling collection completing socially inept geeks. It gained widespread negative connotations after the 1989 “Otaku Murders” carried out by Tsutomu Miyazaki (which are to
The Review Project MarchThe Review Project, Competition... ThingThe Review Project March2 years ago in Personal More Like This
60 entries so far (we had 143 last month
Please Think Before you Write Ok, so just throwing this out there, perhaps this will be an unpopular view, but I don't think I'm being unreasonable.Please Think Before you Write10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'd just like to mention publicly, that I, as well as artists in general, are not art vending machines.
You don't type suggestions in, and then have a slot where artwork comes out for free .
Important to Note: I am not addressing any individual in particular. If you think this is about *you* specifically ( whoever you are)- don't. This about the private notes I get, with alarming volume, where people feel they can simply request artwork from me for free. I get a *lot* of these. Which prompted me to post something about it. I usually just ignore them, or, if I feel particularly polite that day, I send them a note back saying I don't do requests.
But they never stop o_O. And it's not that I mind suggestions in comments under artwork, such as: "Oh, I hope one day you will paint _________." or, "