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.]
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!7 months 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.
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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 Dictionary1 year 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
10 Days of Honesty [Prompt Series]Hello darlings10 Days of Honesty [Prompt Series]1 month 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.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
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
How to Write a Good Fan FicOr, how to write fiction in general, focused in on fan fic.How to Write a Good Fan Fic6 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
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
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?
.my mother said it's rude.6 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)
.the world is protesting;.6 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)
:: About Aminael, Roland and Dragon ::Hello guys!:: About Aminael, Roland and Dragon ::3 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
Folklore creatures explainedA short list of things that will help you better understand Scandinavian folklore creatures. Some I've talked about before, others are new.Folklore creatures explained1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) They are people. While they could turn invisible to humans they weren't considered spiritual creatures, but people with their own cultures. The troll culture, the elf culture, the gnome culture, and so on. They were believed to live normal everyday lives with their own conflicts and struggles, much like fantasy races in modern fiction.
2) They will treat you like you treat them. While some creatures are more dangerous than others, they always respond to respect with respect, kindness with kindness, and rudeness will be severely punished. This goes for ALL of them, even those popular media has taught you are either nice or evil.
3) They are connected with sex. Some like the huldra are inherently sexual, but even those that are not sexual in nature like gnomes still hold a stronger power over people who think a lot about sex, such as young people
The Autumnal Equinox Best Arts Feature IV.The Autumnal Equinox Best Arts Feature IV2 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
SexismThis is a question to any female watchers here, inspired by this comic: http://sailorswayze.tumblr.com/post/35678126959/am-i-right-ladies.Sexism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to hear first or second hand stories of sexism you have encountered within fandoms, wether at conventions, among friends, in public or online. Particularly, problems related to males assuming women are so called 'fake nerd girls', or unwanted attention or comments experienced by female cosplayers.
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 Verse1 year 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!
The Review Project MarchThe Review Project, Competition... ThingThe Review Project March1 year ago in Personal More Like This
60 entries so far (we had 143 last month
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 Otaku5 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
My cat loves me because...My cat loves me becauseMy cat loves me because...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
... he cares for me weight since he always takes the sausage of my bread when I don´t look.
... he finds my feet beautiful, especially the toes that he loves to play with while I try to sleep.
... he allows me to touch him, no matter what I am doing when he made that decision.
... he allows me to live with him and sleep in the same bed.
... he simply sits down on my keyboard if again I have played too much Diablo III.
... he does not want me to smoke - the ashtray is "removed" quite often from my table.
... he brings half dead mice into my living room so I have something to play with too before I shall eat it.
... he always finds his perfect sleeping position right in front of my face so I can see him when I fall asleep.
... he relaxes so much while being pet on my lap that the farts continue to roll out of him.
... he simply lays dow
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)2 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
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
150+ Watchers Giveaway thingy? (Closed)Hey guys!!150+ Watchers Giveaway thingy? (Closed)5 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
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 Examples9 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,
More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career PathHey everyone, thanks for the info on San Francisco for those who live in / near there. It's a big thing for me to still be thinking about, so I'll definitely be coming in for a visit before I make any final decisions.More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career Path2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Elsewhere, I've been meaning to do a short rant dealing with how I feel retrospectively having gone to art school. I've talked about having gone before, and I've given some advice about choosing a school that's right for you should you choose to go. But you know, having been out for a couple years now, there are a few glaring problems I see not just from the school I attended, but apparently from many schools nationwide. And this deals with offering students a clear path of study for the often specialized career they are looking to get into. Areas of art such as (concept) design, animation, comics/storyboarding/sequential, full-time freelance, and all-over jobs related to working in industry-level professional positions, or in a teamwork-oriented studio setting. (This ran
You Don't Deserve a DDYou might deserve a Nobel Prize (pluripotent stem cells omg).You Don't Deserve a DD2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You might deserve an Olympic gold medal.
But you're never, ever going to deserve a Daily Deviation.
neuropls what is this.
Dudes, a DD is a feature, not an award. There's no objective standard that goes 'here you deserve a big prize now.' Hell, it's not even about the artist being a talented young newbie or a curmudgeonly old fart.
It's about the art.
It's about bringing underexposed art to the forefront for a whole day—yeah, as far as features go this one is probably a bigger deal than being in a journal only twenty people click on, but at the end of the day it's still a feature. Nothing wrong with getting excited over it (or peeing yourself or wondering whom you managed to piss off), but it's not exactly resume material.
So now that we've gotten that out of the way…. There's the occasiona
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map