Roman NamesAce OneRoman Names6 years ago in Settings More Like This
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Adrian Of the Adriatic
Adriano Of Adria
Agrippa Wild Horse, Born Feet-First
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Intro to PropmakingIntro to Propmaking4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
FX School of Hard Knocks: Intro to the world of Propmaking.
OK a lot of nice people have written to me saying they want to learn how to do what I do and was wondering if I can share some secrets over NOTEs.
I don't want to seem like I'm blowing off you guys who are noobs to the Prop making but there are a few things you need to know before you waste money and time to find out this is not what you had in mind. So this is me giving you a basic picture of what it is like - in words.
First thing you guys need to know is "Prop Making" deals with making REAL LIFE PHYSICAL PROPS THAT ARE MADE WITH CHEMICALS AND A LOT OF MONEY COSTING MATERIALS THAT COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. We make Real Things that can be seen and touched. We are not making drawings or concept art or some imaginary thing. So anything that is physical will need a lot of production time, creative skill, mental energy and a Whole Lotta materials!
Materials cost money:
- If you want to get into prop making, yo
Skull Preservation TutorialSkull Preservation Tutorial5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I've been asked multiple times how I go about cleaning and preserving the skulls that I find so I've decided to put together a sort of FAQ/how-to regarding this subject. Please keep in mind that there is more than one "right" way to achieve things in the realm of taxidermy. This is just the way I do my skulls/bones.
You will need:
Plastic bag for picking up your treasure
A good sized flower pot
An ant hill (if possible)
Disposable plastic gloves
Nice sized metal pot kept solely for boiling skulls/bones
Plastic container for soaking the skull/bones in
Hydrogen peroxide 3%-7%
Small pokey thing for helping remove brain bits and other yuck
Super glue, tacky glue, or Elmer's glue for putting the teeth back in
Hokay. While out hiking, I've come across many different skulls/bones of animals in various stages of decomposition. The best ones are when nature has already done most of the work for you and it's already pretty clean. One of the drawbacks of finding them like this tho
Deadbolts Ch. 1Deadbolts Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Wait up, Lance!"
The tall, dark figure ahead turned around and sighed. "I swear, if you slow me down any more I'll leave you behind."
"It's not my fault you walk so fast," the younger boy grumbled as he trudged up the scruffy hill behind his brother.
The moon was full and bright overhead and cast black shadows behind the short tufts of grass able to grow out of the parched soil. The entire sky stretched out over Casey's head like a dark blanket that went on forever and ever, that he would eventually suffocate under. He lowered his head and pushed his tired muscles up the hillside.
"You need to learn to be faster," Lance scolded. "We'll never make it if you're always lagging behind."
Casey rolled his eyes. Lance was so bossy. He always thought he knew best just because he was three years older. Maybe when Casey turned twenty, Lance would finally listen to him. Although, he didn't know if he wanted to get that old. He'd rather die than reach the age of viability.
8 Tips for Writing Horror Stories8 Tips for Writing Horror Stories8 Tips for Writing Horror Stories1 month ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 6 “Horror"
With Links to Supplementary Material
The next on our list of genres to talk about is the Horror genre. I talked a bit about this on my chapter on creating a Monster; but horror does not necessarily require a monster, just like monsters do not necessarily need to be strictly within the horror genre. So I highly recommend checking out that chapter as the second half of this one—as I will attempt to avoid repeats in information.
Tip 1: Maintain
Common Grammar ErrorsCommon Grammar Errors3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Common Grammar Errors:
1. Your vs You’re
‘Your’ is a possessive pronoun, as in ‘your house’ or ‘your dog’.
‘You’re’ is a contraction of ‘you are’, as in: ‘You’re going to look stupid if you use ‘your’ when you should be using ‘you are’.
2. It’s vs Its
‘It’s’ is a contraction of ‘it is’ or ‘it has’, as in ‘it’s an apple’.
‘Its’ is a possessive pronoun, as in: “This programme has its advantages.”
Say your sentence out loud. If it sounds funny then ‘its’ is probably correct.
3. There vs Their vs They’re
How to make a basic wolf quadHow to make a basic wolf quad5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
THE BACILLARY TUTORIAL ON A QUAD SUIT... (very basic)
to make the whole body look realistic and accurate you will need the use of padding
look at the back legs... they have a back bend in them this is easily achieved by adding knee and thigh padding on the front of your leg and a triangle on the back to create the back bend,
with the head you need an extended neck, wolves have long necks so to achieve this effect you can use the bike helmet method were you stick foam on a bike helmet, view out mouth.
for the stilts use pvc pieing (guttering) with wooden handles, make them long enough so your back is strait and your legs are strait, or bent to a comfortable position.
with foam paws.
if there going to be floppy joint all you have to do is ad a door hinge at the ankle of
How to REALLY become PopularHow to REALLY become Popular5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Is it really worth it chasing after that meaningless "page view" count? Or is page views a synonym for popularity? Sure, we all want more watchers, but how much more? If you type the word "popular" in the DA search engine you will get a long stream of deviations bashing popular artworks and artists. I mean hey! It's easy to say "My art is 10 times better then that crap on the front page!", and it's okay to say that funnily enough, because art is subjective. But what's not okay to say is "I deserve to be more popular then them it's unfair!" the reason why they are more popular than you is because they know the "method".
Everybody's method is different find yours
What is this "method?" you must be thinking. The method is essentially their own way to gain awareness, sounds silly doesn't it? Most of the biggest artists on DA never asked to be popular; it just came to them naturally. Yet regardless, subconsciously they knew which deviations to upload would make a big hit.
How to Dress Up Naruto OC 1of2How to Dress Up Naruto OC 1of25 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Being annoyed about all those 'neko-ear', 'top model', 'school girl' and 'lolita dress' Naruto OCs, I decided to make a guide to help people to make their Naruto OCs more believable and Naruto-like. Before I begin, I'd like to note a few things.
* First, I don't speak English as my native tongue (I'm a Finn), so there may be some grammar flaws in the tutorial. If you note a flaw, you can mention it, and I won't get angry but happy. People learn from their mistakes, and so do I!
* Second, this tutorial deals with just the clothing of Naruto OCs, not about actual creation of an OC. There are heaps of tutorials about it, just go see them! Think of this as a deeper view to the Naruto clothing issue.
* Third, this tutorial is not made to flame those OC makers that create 'un-Naruto-like' characters. I'm just going to tell tricks to make your character more suitable for the series. It's up to you if you want to use them or not.
Anxieties of a Conflicted IntrovertI.Anxieties of a Conflicted Introvert2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
[i don’t want to
have to tell you i’m
lately it’s been tough.
And i’m stricken with this feeling that
maybe i’m not good enough.]
you see, somewhere out there
birds are looking for nests and birds
are finding them in the ribcages of souls but i
am tired of picking straw from my heart
and strings and hair that wrap around my fingers i’m—
[well sometimes i’m
but i never wanted to tell you that]
--tired of seeing the ball i wind from
those leftover nests grow and grow—
[and i want more, want more, but
sometimes there’s only so much my heart can hold]
my life is a tree c
How to be a Great ArtistHow to be a Great Artist4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
...And when I say that, I'm not talking about me. lol I know that I have a lot more to improve. x3
This is a simple tutorial, who is also a friendly tip... :3
Some people often say that they would like to draw like me... But Lemme told you guys a thing... Don't try to draw like me... Try to draw, BETTER THAN me! <3
- Step #1: SET YOUR GOAL!
My improvement come from that way to think...
I used to think about Bernal's art....
"Someday, I'll be more awesome than this guy! >:3"
Of course that's not my desire to bypass no one... This is more like a "manthra"... Believe me, You'll work A LOT better if you have a goal. I call this system as "Master and pupil". I called this way to always remember me that I'm just a student, a pupil, who need to learn everyday if I prettend to someday be as great as my master.
Bernal used to be my "master". (Even if he didn't know it.) I tried to learn his style. His anatomy, coloring, and shading. I tried to apply his techniques at my style, that's a reall
Halloween TGHalloween TG4 years ago in Settings More Like This
It was October 31st 2011.
Me and Craig were still deciding what to dress up as for the big halloween party down the street, when he, unfortunately, had what sounded like a good idea.
"Girls," he randomly exclaimed.
"Yeah, what about them?"
"No moron, we go to the party as girls. You know, in drag."
It was the best, and only idea either of us had so we ran up to my sister's bedroom. I knocked on the door, obviously I didn't want to walk in on my own sister whilst she was in the middle of getting her costime on. I kncoked once more and then she opened up.
"What do you want?"
"Can we borrow some of your clothes for the halloween party?"
She paused for a few seconds before she gave her response.
We walked in.
"You can take anything from that wardrobe over there, in the corner."
Very rarely did I get to enter my elder sister's room but I had been in there a few times when I was a youngster. The wardrobe in the corner had always amazed me simply because whenever I walked anywhere near
Naming Your NovelNaming Your Novel2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
*This is also helpful for other types of fiction and possibly even non-fiction.*
Note: How careful you have to be naming your novel depends heavily on if you are planning to sell it, and how you are planning to sell it. If you are an unknown who is self-publishing and you want a lot of people to read and buy your novel, you need to do extensive research on the market. This article only covers a few tips, and I am in no way a publishing expert. But, even if you don't plan on going mass-commercial, that doesn't mean you shouldn't spend some time deciding on a name for your labor of love and I hope this article provides some useful ideas.
Consider important items--does your story revolve around a magical staff, sword or pendant? For example: "The Staff of Alema," "The Sapphire Sword," or "The Destiny Pendant." (I know these are cheesy but you get the idea).
Consider who your protagonist IS--is it an assassin, a magician, an apprentice
How to Become More PopularHow to Become More Popular7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Do you know the times when you put in a lot of effort and time into a deviation; however it does not get the attention that you think it deserves? This is a very common occurrence that deviants experience. You would like it if people commented on your work, for example, like expressing their opinions and critiques. However you see that there are very few comments for your deviation. Do you wish that you could do something to make your user page more appealing for other deviants to have an incentive to view your art? This guide might be able to help you by informing you of some simple tips and techniques. And hopefully these tips and techniques can give deviants more of an incentive to view and comment on your art, and possibly watch you also.
If you have some spare money it is recommendable to purchase the subscription service from DeviantArt. A subscription allows for a much larger freedom of activities for your user page. You can make fun polls, more
How To WriteAbstract: an analytical approach to plotting and writing fiction upwards of 1,000 wordsHow To Write10 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Acknowledgements: the potentially amazing Rachel (IfrozenspiritI) served as guinea pig to this; go and tell her to finish the product of that experiment, because you'll love it. Chris Widdison (tearstone) approached me indecently with the idea of writing a longer essay (which will still happen, and be a lot more purdy than this here thing), which would incorporate this essay in another form, amongst others. He doesn't need to read any of this, because he already knows it all.
Target audience: young, inexperienced writers, especially those that find themselves pulling off vignettes and other super-short forms with an ease, while chronically unable to produce anything with more than a handful of scenes and more than 1,000 words.
Part 1: The Premise takes a look at the basic idea behind a piece
Part 2: The Story fills in some of those blanks and gives u
InspiredIn the bitter snow,there lies a flowerInspired4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Out of season,
Out of place,
That soft,glowing warmth
Delicate and easily broken
The very harshness
Of oblivion and winter
Lean over that flower,
Frigid eyes lingering
In the warmth
A touch, so close-
Yoga Pants TGYoga Pants TG3 years ago in Settings More Like This
My friends and I walked home from school after yet another day of being pushed around by the popular students. All three of us hated admitting it but we were losers and everyday we suffered because of it.
"Why do people do this?" asked David as we walked down the street.
"It's just the way of life," responded Nathan, "it happens in every school."
"Yeah but why? I just don't understand."
"Who cares?" I said, "The fact is that we are unpopular and there is nothing we can do about it."
We continued walking until David noticed something new along our route. "What's that shop over there, I don't think I've ever seen that before."
"Me neither, " Nathan and I replied in unison.
All three of us crossed the road and entered this new place.
As I walked in the place immediately felt weird to me, as if there was some strange presense filling the room. We started to look around, seeing what kind of stuff this place had. For a new shop we had never seen before it had a pretty thick sheet of dust all