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
Leia english lyrics [Nano]Every time I dream, I can hear your voiceLeia english lyrics [Nano]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
reaching out to me as I keep drowning
In this heart, an empty canvas
I will blacken it with tears
Illusions that seem to never end
Falling through like an hourglass
Shrouded by all these mysteries
Warmth that feels so familiar
Heartless words that escape my lips
Laughter threatens to eat my soul
Fearing taking a step ahead
What awaits me no is a future of gray
Praying to see an answer
Amongst these broken lies
If my words were to reach you
what would you say?
Scattering the light broken in pieces
Shattering the darkness from within
I can hear a voice as it grows distant
pulling me back into life...
If I were to lose all that surrounds me
If I were to find only a void
I would give up all my senses
Just to fall into your arms
Illusions that seem to never end
Hidden under a vacant smile
Fearing words that were never said
Echoing in endless layers of gray...
Failing to find an answer
I hold my breath again
Desperate to break away
Artist Intent vs Fan CriticismsThis has been a subject I've been interested in for years, and one which I personally struggle with on a near constant basis: Artist's intent versus fan criticisms. Before we begin I just want to make this clear that this journal is NOT about "ignoring criticisms" or any sort of endorsement of such an action. I'm gonna be accused of it, of course, but I just wanted to get that out of the way right now.Artist Intent vs Fan Criticisms2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I've been observing fan interactions over the years I've noticed a severe increase in a sense of entitlement: IE: that if you love something enough you have a "right" to force the creators to change their content to suit your personal preferences. We saw this play out to the extremes this past summer with the Mass Effect 3 ending debacle, and we see it play out to a much lesser extent here on DA quite a bit.
Artists need feedback and criticisms to grow and improve their work, but at what point does it move beyond offering suggestions to help an artist improve to outright de
Convention BasicsComic Cons are our bread and butter. They're how we interact with our fans, how we sell a lot of our merchandise, and how we meet with other artists. Comic Cons are fantastic... but at the same time there is a lot of unknowns and variables to contend with. I'm just going to outline a couple of things which should be common knowledge. If any artists who have attended Comic Cons want to add their own advice in the comments section, please feel free to!Convention Basics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure that you travel light. Try and fit everything you can in as small a space as possible to avoid having to pay for excess luggage. Even if you don't fly, getting around an unfamiliar city with piles of luggage will just complicate things. If the con is local, you can probably afford to have more stuff on your table. But if the con is far away, or you need to take a plane or bus, it's probably best to try and pack as light as you can while still having as much inventory as you can manage.
MotH Christmas Art giveaway~!Hey hey guys! its that time of year! so to celebrate i thought we'd do a give away!MotH Christmas Art giveaway~!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm giving away 5 character chibi commissions like these to five people---->
Like many of the mention battles going around lately-- this'll be kinda similar!
To Enter all you need to do is
1. Fave this journal!
2. Mention some friends in the comments of this journal and invite them to come check out and read Melodies of the Heart!
The more friends you mention that join the group-- the higher chance you'll have at being chosen as a winner for the give away!
This giveaway will run till the 18th of December! so get in quick!
on the 18th i'll count up the comments and mentioned friends-- and work out highest bracket number of friends that are mentioned and do read and join the series-- then randomly select 5 winners from that bracket!
The only rule for this is to please not mention complete randoms or people you dont know! please stick to on
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
Bacon.Title has nothing to do with journal.:iconimfabulousplz: I have no regrets.Bacon.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWHO. Excuse me as I casually advertise
because you guys should, laik, totes read their stuff. So go do it. Now. advertising because they are being nice to me and making me feel better and deserve more love so I demand you all to give it to them.
Also, :iconHeartOfFireSoulOfIce: has started a Hetalia reader insert group for the works that are grammatically correct and worth reading. She just started it yesterday, but it's APH-Best-Readers if you want to join and help contribute. I am honored to say I will be monitoring what goes into the folders once we actually start getting entries and whatnot. SERIOUSLY I FEEL LOVED, BRO.
AND HEY, THIS JOURNAL ACTUALLY HAS ANOTHER POINT.
So, I want to get closer to my watchers. The best way I believe to do that...
Ask me shit.
No, seriously. You ever have a question for me? Ask. I'll answer. U
SS1 of 2015-Entries are IN! Short Story 1st quarter of 2015!!SS1 of 2015-Entries are IN!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to our Entrants
brodskales, KT-Munson, NicolaiGrey, Lugal, CalicoNorth, modji-33 and PeaceKeeperd
The extension is over and the entries are in!! I'll be reading and compiling my reviews today (YAY) and I'm so excited to have 7 original stories to read
Look forward to seeing the reviews and winners announcement either later tonight or by tomorrow morning
All entries have to follow these rules:
1) No fewer than 1,000 word count | No more than 10,000 word count, based on the image of the quarter (writers choice of two pre-made covers each quarter).
2) The title of the cover you select needs to appear somewhere in the body of the text for your entry to count toward the contest.
3) Must mention contest its being submitted for in the deviation description.
4) All entries must be submitted to the SS Comp Entries album in the group ga
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute:icontechgnotic:Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A number of media outlets are closely monitoring the artistic response by our community to the death of Steve Jobs.
For me, Steve Jobs is an icon. The John Lennon of our time. And while his wife and children, as well as Apple and Pixar, are the landmarks of his life, Steve Jobs encapsulates the core values that have inspired a generation, separate from the images put forth by his companies.
It is his iconography that we as a community should come together and try our hands at capturing. No small feat, but it is precisely what I'd like to see us do. The iconography of Steve Jobs himself. Apple and Pixar and those types of images aside, Steve Jobs transcends these accomplishments through the meaning of his life's work, his vision, and the inspiration that he will continue to be to us all.
Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the int
I can't keep this a secret anymoreI'm sorry, TMNT Fandom.I can't keep this a secret anymore3 years ago in Personal More Like This
During our break, I ... I've cheated on you with another fandom.
I know, it was uncalled for, and I said I needed a break from fandoms but... it awoke something within me. It made me feel like a teenage fangirl again.
Please don't take it out on them, and you'll always have a special place in my heart, but from now on... I'll have to divide my love between you and Transformers Prime.
But... I have no regrets.
(... I'm being overly dramatic for comedic effect, by the way. o_o)
There's a spine on my front lawn.Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.There's a spine on my front lawn.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not really positive what normal protocol is for finding skeletal remains on your property. I can't say I've ever sat down on a rainy day and been like.. "Hm.. kind of humid today. I should probably read up on what to do in event of bones showing up on my front lawn."
And you know, it wouldn't even be a HUGE issue if it was, say, a femur. Even an ulna! I'd just assume a cartoon dog moved in next door and, at most, I'd have to chide him for his slovenly habits. (After the inevitable half hour of wacky hijinx, of course.)
But no. It's a spine. Or at least, part of a spine. A particularly large hunk of spine. HOW DOES SOMEONE MISPLACE THAT. Especially so neatly detached from everything else.
Actually, it's occurring to me, I should probably take a picture of this, because I can already feel the wave of 'pix or it didn't happen' responses. And you are entirely in the right to ask this. I'm sending Zombiesmile out now to snap a ph
Can we just take a moment...To 'SQUEEEEEEEEE'?Can we just take a moment...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dead DevArt? Wut?Okay, so I've been seeing a lot of people complain that deviantart is a dead site. But you know, I haven't noticed any drop in traffic for me? Actually, the longer I've been on, the heavier my traffic has gotten. Thanks to you guys, the response to my art and my commission income has continued to increase over time. Currently my traffic flow is pretty steady. Sure it dips and peaks from time to time depending on different factors, but I wouldn't ever call it "dead" even at the low times. And really, a picture gets a lot more traffic than what the comments show. I mean, for every 100 views a picture of mine gets, I get maybe 1 or 2 comments? Most people can't be bothered to sit and type up a comment. I myself rarely comment on other people's images, but that doesn't mean I don't look at them. I view and fave a ton of art, but I almost never leave a message.Dead DevArt? Wut?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If people are just referring to the site as being "dead" because there's so much fandom art and a lot of.. well, less t
hi.I'm really crumbling right now.hi.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things aren't going my way and I have really had it.
I don't want to do anything, but to sit in a dark corner and have someone hugging me.
Bear with me.
Thanks for all support, it makes me a lot happier.
Wolf puppies - fresh PHOTOS! + funny like hell :))Hi!Wolf puppies - fresh PHOTOS! + funny like hell :))3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nah, sorry for update, things have been fixed just seconds after I posted it
Baby arctic wolves just left the burrow in ZOO Brno - they are SO adorable
I bring you some shots of them - forget very low quality, please. First photos of tiny puppies are always taken from distance, because babies are too shy to get close to visitors
UPDATE: sorry, NOW you can see puppies XD I uploaded wrong file
At first, kiriban winner
And now - PUPPIES!!!
This is meHi. I'm Alyssa, but I go by Alann and am known around the Internet as "Stickie" short for "Stickiebun" or "Stickiebun13"This is me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am twenty six years old
I am White
I am an American
I identify as Bi-gender
I am asexual-Bi-romantic
I have Social Anxiety and I am socially awkward
I was bullied most of my life
I had no friends at all for years
I am the black sheep of my family that gets forgotten and left behind
I'm jobless and am desperately looking for a job
I am not religious, but I am spiritual
I am opinionated and can get a little out of hand at times defending my beliefs
I self-harm during anxiety attacks
And I am skinny and underweight due to a condition i was born with.
I may be privileged in some ways, but that does not erase the hardships I do have, It does not erase the harassment I have and do go through. People may have bigger problems than me, but that doesn't mean I have no right to want to be treated with respect. I do recognize that others are discriminated against more than I m
Teen Titans Go!- Legendary Sandwich/ Pie BrosGo!!Teen Titans Go!- Legendary Sandwich/ Pie Bros2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did you guys watch the first episode? , What did you think of it?
For those who haven't watch it yet -> LINK
True to be told i thought it was really funny , i really liked it.
I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I'm changing my name.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.
Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
Dear Deviant ( F)ArtIf you have to go out of your way to fully explain to people what your logo is then it fails as a logo if you can't get that info at a glance.Dear Deviant ( F)Art5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Elect the Delusional?The good Mr Romney has been saying that "The world wants to see new American leadership".Elect the Delusional?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well....if by "world" he means "Pakistan".....
....and I think that's probably down to Obama giving the greenlight to the operation that saw US Special Forces conduct a cross-border raid into Pakistan which resulted in a very dead Bin Laden. They're still kinda cranky about that.
Posted for no reason other than that it's really, really funny.
US Government denies existance of Mermaids>>>>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18692830US Government denies existance of Mermaids3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Really? I mean; really?
The US National Ocean Service had to make a statement that Mermaids do not in fact exist, after they were bombarded by enquiries regarding them in the wake of a programme aired by the Discovery Channel.
"Mermaids: The Body Found" was a work of fiction but was mistaken by a number of people to be a documentary.
I'm guessing they're the same people for whom warnings are printed on Harry Potter broomsticks, reading "Caution: Does not actually fly".......
Pacific RimPlotPacific Rim2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An alien rift opens up in the pacific ocean and giant monsters start pouring out. After failing to stop them with our usual tanks and planes, the world unites to make giant mech robots punch the monsters to death. Because the robots are so big and complex, controlling them alone is too intense for a single human brain to comprehend. So mech robots are piloted by two crew members who mind meld with each other to share the power load. The better in-synch the pilots are with each other, the better the robots perform. The movie follows the events as monster outbreaks increase and a last ditch effort to close the portal is put into motion.
There is a LOT to get through in the movie in terms of world building. Sometimes so much so that you don't get a chance to absorb it all in. Likewise, since there's so much going on the characters don't get very developed either. Outside the 3 main characters, the rest of the characters are simplified ste