R.I.P. PockyIt's really hard for me to tell you this but Pocky passed away about 12 hours ago, at 1 pm Friday Oct 25th. I lost my balance in the colony cage and accidentally step on him who was behind me. He didn't die instantly. I thought he wouldn't. He could still fly and when I put him on my hand he had started panting. When I brought him inside my house, he had a fit then died.R.I.P. Pocky1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't stop crying now. I feel so horrible and hate myself. I miss him so much I can't stop crying and calling his name. It's so hard to accept his death. I can still feel him everywhere. Everything in my house reminds me of him. I can't sleep on my bed because I usually snuggled with him there before we went to sleep. I can't believe he had to go away like this. I feel so guilty no matter what I try to think of, no matter what my husband said. I can't even cry as harder as I want because he will be mad.
I don't know if Pocky knew his time would be up soon. But this month he wanted to cuddle more with me. He usually a
Old HagInspired by Old Hag by veprikovOld Hag2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another day gone. There were only three customers to stop by her shop today. First was a flustered middle-aged woman, plump, with frazzled hair and too much makeup, asking frantically for another wrinkle removing potion, after insisting that the previous one she had gotten from a new young witch down on Porter's Street hadn't worked.
She liked that girl. Such promise and energy for one so young. Yes, that one deserved a bright future.
The next was a young man, wearing a disheveled sweater hanging off of one shoulder, wrinkled pants and tennis shoes. He insisted on a love potion, that she (a girl he mentioned but had not named) was clearly meant to be with him, she just didn't know it, and needed a little push.
I bet she's a nice girl, poor thing.
When she refused to make him the potion he starting shouting and waving his arms angrily, nearly knocking over poor Vervain, and breaking several of her poti
Bleach 535Another fine chapter this week. So Masaki was not afraid even as she tumbled down a dark, lonely hole. She felt someone was looking for her, presumably someone she trusted. Could it be Isshin and Masaki already shared a bond? The hollow face she drifts towards is clearly Ichigo's future mask, somewhat unformed. The image of her floating closer and closer to its gaping maw is powerful and disturbing.Bleach 5352 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Urahara and Isshin were not contemporaries. Interesting. I see others are already trying to fit this into the timeline of events. I was glad to see the origins of the vaizard explained. In order to prevent the individual from committing "Soul Suicide", balance must be restored through artificial means. Quincy energy to counterbalance shingami, human to counter hollow. This explains how Ichigo can be the only natural vaizard in existence. He did not need to have quincy or human energy introduced to counter the hollow
UninspiredTrying to write a new chapter for "Nemu's Trials" but I am very uninspired. The whole point of the storyline was how unique and special Uryuu and Nemu's child would be because he would be the first shingami/quincy hybrid. Nothing like him had ever existed before. The potential was limitless. Then what happens? Whaddaya know, it turns out Ichigo is the first shingami/quincy hybrid. ARGHH!!!! Why did you do that to me Kubo! All of the uniquness I thought I was creating has already been done by Isshin and Masaki. I realize it was probably plotted out a long time ago, but it still irks me to no end. As a result, I feel no inspiration for my own story. I'll keep plugging away and see if I get inspired again, but there is no way I can weave the new information about Ichigo into the story.Uninspired2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Word Is PainFirst things first. I'm not sure how many of you are willing to read this, for I do not know how long it will be. If you do read this, because it caught your heart's interest to do so, I commend you. I commend you for being the brave of the bravest and reading this. You may not see this when reading; but try your hardest to remember that special someone you lost in your life while reading this or take time to reflect upon your personal life, and see which one of these pain, resembles you the most. Because this pertains not exclusively to myself. This pertains to all of you here, that have lost someone or are going through hardships with a certain pain at the moment. I also take this time to thank you for reading this, and if you comment, I thank you in advance too. You do not have to read this entire page however. I understand you are all busy and I'd hate to be a bother to take that precious time of yours. Read at your pace and read to your satisfaction. Once more, thank you all.The Word Is Pain3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey ListenGuys, you know, I know that life sucks. I know some of you get bullied, abused, were or are being raped or molested, have friends that have died, feel lonely, feel invisible, whatever. I'm sorry. I really am. Every time I read a journal of one of you I just feel like crying inside. It's not fair that this world should have so many sad or depressed people. And it's even worse when there is no one there to listen or whatever. So you know what? I want you to click my username and write a note titled "Hey Listen" and I'll be there to help, to listen, to advise, to cry, to whatever you need me too. And I'll be empathetic, because I've gone through a lot of what you guys have. Every one of you are special, and I might be a stranger but it's easier to let loose with your feelings and thoughts to one instead of a friend. So note me with that title and I'll respond as soon as I can.Hey Listen3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Secondaries - in Detail!You may have taken my last quiz, featured here http://daigonite.deviantart.com/journal/Roight-283787112 and thought to yourself that the character you got probably wasn't exactly like you. But don't fret! There's another part of this personality system - called Secondaries - which define you even further.Secondaries - in Detail!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To recap... The basic personalities are summarized below. (excuse my piss-poor sketches)
Role in Society: The Adventurer
On the positive side:
On the negative side:
Role in Society: The Leader
On the positive side:
-Good Sense of Right and Wrong
On the negative side:
-Dislikes others' opinions
Role in Society: The Creator
On the positive side:
On the negative side:
Role in Society: The Party Lover
On the positive side:
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,
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.Promote your art (on DeviantArt)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
FAQHow did you get started?FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always sculpted as a hobby and am completely self taught. In April of 2010 I decided I wanted to finally try my hand at selling my work. I started posting things on etsy and DA and veeery slowly people started noticing. My first couple of years relied heavily on commission work.
How are you so popular? I just started making sculptures too but nobody notices or buys them?
It took well over two years before I was actually getting fulltime work with decent pay. It took a TON of hard work. I sold my work for far less than I should have, because I needed customers. I also did a few shows, to get some exposure by handing out business cards. I made things as often as I could, posted often, and made sure it was very clear I was open for commissions. I posted links on everything. You have to make it easy for people to find the info they need! I posted mainly on etsy and DA, then made a fanpage on facebook very late in the game. Probably sh
Bleach Chapter 534I love the color spread. Masaki is adorable here. Ryuuken pulls off the green and white color scheme better than Isshin in my opinion. I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around Matsumoto being the responsible one in the Captain/Lieutenant relationship. She's working hard to change it, though. A sudden "mission" to a dango shop? Seriously Matsumoto.Bleach Chapter 5342 years ago in Personal More Like This
This chapter is making me move away from my previous thinking, that Ryuuken only cares about Masaki on a big brother level. He seemed very passionate towards her here. I'm now wondering if he hasn't been repressing his feelings because he knows Masaki does not care about him in that way. He holds back his feelings so she doesn't feel uncomfortable being around a man whose feelings she can't return. I guess that Katagiri has been seeing this all along. I thought she was sad before because she knew the young master was going to marry Masaki no matter what and she w
hasdgljhlsgaI feel that somehow, this world breeds a lot of people who can't distinguish between what's real and what's adaptive understanding.hasdgljhlsga2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In some ways, it mirrors the basic levels of our perceptual functions:
In most cases, our senses are able to take in not what is real, and certainly not what is complete, but instead what is relevant (or rather, what was relevant to survival when our species was much younger). This means we see striking colors and shapes, edges and movement; we smell and taste what's poisonous or rich in stored energy, fear the darkness, death and the unknown, remember what touches us most emotionally.
Some parts of reality are simply outside our reach. We can't smell a lot of the gases (that exist in unusually toxic amounts in modern times) that would kill us, or hear sounds too soft or too sharp. We can't see light outside of our specific range of wavelengths or things outside of a range of sizes, and even with these criteria fulfilled, it passes through a filter
16th Pokemon movie, Mewtwo will be in it!! XDI just found out that the newest pokémon movie thats coming out in Japan in July will featrure Mewtwo!!!16th Pokemon movie, Mewtwo will be in it!! XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I seen this on the official Japanese pokemon movie website and he is making a comeback after just over 10 years in appearing in mewtwo returns!!
What does everyone think?? XD
Please take the time to watch my expo videos below, please?
Ja, mata! Arigatou Gozaimasu - じゃあ,また!ありがとうございます
I'm a supporter of Turkey's first Animé convention, please take a look! :icontorucon:
~ Rest In Peace Bro :iconmikegts: Rest In Peace ~ I will miss you... ;_;
----------- London MCM Expo October 2012 Videos PLEASE WATCH! ------------------
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n0isdVKyWU
5 Hours of Jet Flyovers Overlapped in 30 Seconds(via reddit)5 Hours of Jet Flyovers Overlapped in 30 Seconds2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
8DJust a few more days until the MCM in London~! ^^8D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My cosplay's all ready! ^^
But, I couldn't dye the wig, Tom thought it'll be a good idea to buy a normal fabric dye for it. Though it seemed like a good idea, when it was tested on a little bit of the hair that we cut off, it didn't work.
So, the hair is all orange, besides the parts that I put some hair highlight clips onto.
I'll be spending the weekend at Tom's place, since there's a more direct route to the Excell center from there.
Omfg, I can't wait~!
I can't wait to see my MCM friends~! ^^
I'm already feeling the sting of SOPA and PIPAThe FBI shut down megavideo/megaupload (you can read about it here http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/01/19/megaupload-megavideo-shut-down-fbi/ )I'm already feeling the sting of SOPA and PIPA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Opinions of the people:
"Megaupload is but a small taste of what would happen should SOPA be enacted. Here you have a perfectly legitimate site that simply offered users file storage for whatever they wanted without any responsibility for what they uploaded. If something was reported, it was removed. How is this illegal in any way, at least under current law? I'm afraid much of the "older generation" simply doesn't understand how the Internet works. Until that generation is pretty much gone, they will continue to force ridiculous legislation like this on our freedom. If they were at all wise, they would try to stay away from attempting to legislate something they are clueless about." -Brad McIntosh
" IMAHO Shutting down Megaupload to stop piracy is no diffrent than shutting down stores to stop things getting stolen. It's just lame and another proof
Submitting to Groups isn't a Bad ThingThis rant has been building in my thoughts for some time. That some people criticize others that must submit their work to as many groups as they can because it is the only way it gets noticed. Duh! Most artists aren't lucky enough to have popularity to the point where such action isn't necessary. Groups that have set themselves on high in the DeviantART community tend to be run by people with a rigid & narrow viewpoint of what is good art. These tend to be where volunteers and staff look for their artist to shed praise upon. The groups that label them selfs that they'll accept any thing are meant for the masses. They should not be looked down upon in shame for art that doesn't meet the par of the artists that use this site to further grow into the flowering spectacles of the art world they wish to be. The artists that use these groups that will accept any thing are trying to make a name for them selfs since others won't let them. Art should never be defined under strict guide lines ofSubmitting to Groups isn't a Bad Thing3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Chameleon Charm and Ask FerdinandOkily dokily, I have some things for you guys. I've been trying to get these up for the last couple of weeks and managed to steal some time over break to work on 'em. What I'm talking about are two blogs, two rather important blogs. One, I've mentioned before and the other, has actually been up for a few days.Chameleon Charm and Ask Ferdinand3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first one, the one that has some stuff on it already, is a blog for all the sketch and process work for my comic I hope to get ready for release around the beginning of the new year. You can check out the Chameleon Charm blog here, at http://chameleoncharm.tumblr.com/ Any sketches will be posted there, along with links to finished things I usually post here. Any news, development and announcements will be posted here too, including when I get ready to launch the comic as well as when it's updated. So, I hope you guys all check it out
The other one, I had a poll for a few...er weeks ago or whatever: The Ask Ferdinand Tumblr. Ferdinand's now ready to take your guys' question
Slightly More CalmSo after last nights journal rant which was more or less a pep talk directed at myself, I feel a lot better. I think it was just a bunch of things that got to me last night including several things that have been going on in my personal life and with being sick it all just reached a boiling point. Mostly it had to do with one to many things coming back to bite me and blow up in my face in terms of schooling and different relationships with people as well as different issues my family has been going through. Especially with my grandmother and dealing with my mom. So pretty much things have been a bit chaotic here and in order to try and not add to problems, I think I tend to internalize a lot of stuff and so that it feels like there are things I can do to make it better even if there really isn't. Overall though, I think sleep, talking to a good friend, and just feeling less ill, has helped a lot.Slightly More Calm3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The journal from last night will probably be deleted, but the list in it pretty much still
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