Why is Fanfiction Considered Bad?Why is Fanfiction Considered "Bad"?Why is Fanfiction Considered Bad?6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Despite their frustrating nature to many, the fact is that stereotypes almost always have a grain of truth at their center. A stereotype is a generalization, and a generalization would not exist if there wasn't some evidence supporting it. The generalizations about fanfiction is that they're typically unoriginal and poorly-written by pre-teens and teens who can't take criticism and think they're awesome. And while there are many brilliant fanfiction writers out there, the truth is the stereotype has much more evidence than they would like to be taken seriously. There are a lot of very poorly-written and unoriginal fanfics out there.
But the question is, why fanfiction? Why is it that this piece of creative expression in particular finds itself with such a massive portion of rough compared to diamond?
The first is the fact that not everyone takes to writing and creating naturally. Some people do it really well by instinct, creating stories that flow a
Con-Report: DesuCon Oslo (NORWAY) + pics!Hello again !Con-Report: DesuCon Oslo (NORWAY) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am back with my report about the DESUCON in Oslo (Norway) in June :3.
It was my first time in Norway and I was really excited. I was cosplay guest together with my boyfriend Elffi and my friend KamuiCosplay.
We got picked up and delivered to our wonderful hotel by the really nice con staff. The hotel was directly next to the con (that's sooooo useful for us cosplayers *_* really!). Such a pretty room and OMG that breakfast in the hotel *drools* nomnomnom <3!!!
On the first day, Elffi, Kamui and I had our panels/workshops. I had mine together with Elffi. Our first workshop was about "Cosplay around the world" to give some impressions of the places we already visited. The 2nd one was about Cosplay in general with some advices where to find materials, how to get pretty photos and so on ^^. I still hope people understood our panels XD. Norwegian people are very quiet and
Project Porkchop Vol. 396Project Porkchop Vol. 3964 months ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Shepard Wallpaper ID ProjectHi guys!!!!Shepard Wallpaper ID Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am working on a project and would love to offer you a spot on my list if you want too.
I am making Shepard ID wallpapers. Basically it will look something like this... http://belanna42.deviantart.com/#/d5pdgu6
If you would like me to do a wallpaper of your Shepard, I would be more than happy to do one. Now, I am not going to promise you that it will be done in a few days since I will be working on my own Shepards and other things.. but please.. if you want one.. let me know.
Here is what I am asking.
name: (ie) John Shepard
Origin: (ie) Colonist
Reputation: (ie) Ruthless
Class: (ie) Engineer
Paragon, Renegade, or Paragade?
If you want to throw in who your Shepard romanced and the color theme you would like to have.... please do so
So please, post a link to your Shepard here or you can note me..
Please send me a high quality picture of your Shep if you can. If you guys send me a small or low quality one, I can't promise how
Collection: Good Luck CharmsCollection: Good Luck Charms6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The first “lucky charms” may have been items like personal rosaries and crucifixes blessed by priests. Over time, the blessing became less important than the object itself. It seems there are lucky charms endemic to all peoples in all places on Earth, from four-leaf clovers to a rabbit's paw. One such talisman would be the lucky horseshoe, nailed above thresholds with points up – to catch good luck floating by. If you have any coin, button, medallion or other trinket in your pocket when you experience good luck, then voila! – you have a lucky charm as good as any!
I want my work Featured! *DIGITAL ART:icontransparentplz:I want my work Featured! *DIGITAL ART4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: & :iconallartsupport:
Did you ever wish that a group featured your work,
that special piece you made with so much commitment and effort?
But it wasn't featured because it wasn't colourful enough, bright enough, cool enough, pretty enough, new enough...
TheFavouriteShowcase and AllArtSupport were made for you.
Butterfly by nomi1993
Blue Forest by hotamr
Forest Tales by Inna-Vjuzhanina
Request: Belle by E-mi-ko
CONTEST WINNERSWINNERS ARE:CONTEST WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Attitude: Fun, Creative, Cute, Nice, Loving, Caring, Cudly and stuff
*SanDee can wear fun, vintage or steampunk themed, anything goes, just yeah, lol XD *
RULES TO JOIN:
- You should be watching me!
- You should give me a llama
- Advertise this!
- And..yeah...lol....nothin' much XD
January 8, 2013 - February 29, 2013 (winners will be announced at March 2)
PRIZES: (4 WINNER WILL BE CHOOSEN)
*- 33 from Me*
-Watch from me
-Llama from me
-Waist Up Drawing of your OC from: CookieManiacXD
-Watch and Llama from: S-i-m-p-l-y
-One Free Art Request from: S-i-m-p-l-y
-One Digital Drawing from: SwankyBird
- A Chibi and 1 Pixel Icon from: Watermelon-Chan
-Headshot of your Fav. Anime from: :devdoku-dederu:
- Journal Doll of your OC From: monsterpeye
- 2 Icons from: monsterpeye
*If you wanna donate a prize, Just note me, or what
Site Update: New Beta Features, CollectionsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Beta Features, Collections9 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Beta Tester Features: Site Navigation, Activity Feeds & Status Updates
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to some of our Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
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Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos TopI have some news for cosplayers (and cosplay photographers, of course).Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos Top3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is Chinese cosplay magazine "Cos Top", you can look on website (sorry Chinese only) http://costop.com/ Its very well-known at Southern China and have a lot of nice things inside :3
Magazine want to made spotlight for non Chinese cosplayers and publish photoshoots in each issue. If you have interest in publishing your photos in magazine, you can send me photos via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (please, write "Cos Top Magazine" as topic of your email).
What kind of photos magazine need
1. Please, first send small photos as preview (around 600x800 px), magazine editors will look through photos and I will contact you back, if your photos will be chosen. After that I will ask you for the big resolution photos (best is not smaller than 2574x3875 , small photos is bad for printing as you know.) So, please dont send photos that you dont have in a big resolution.
2. It must be COSPLAY photo, no
Slave Collaboration Contest! extended~!Hello there!!!Slave Collaboration Contest! extended~!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Start date: June 9th, 2014
End date: October 1, 2014
Theme: Draw our two slaves together!
Erinel & Night N' Gale: (Character Refs)
MORE REFS HERE
race: Dark elf
hair:White, with violet/purple ends, fringe/bangs
clothes: Usually simple fantasy like dresses, sexy stuff when being with her master
Paul Tobin's Scavenger HuntPaul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 1
The White Wyrm by PaulTobin
The Hobbit: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recen
CONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)CONTEST CLOSED, NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTEDCONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ENTERING, AND GOOD LUCK!
(PLEASE CONSIDER CHECKING OUT MY OTHER CONTEST TOO- THERE'S TWO MORE CHANCES TO WIN A TABLET!)
(If you entered and don't see your entry listed below, let me know ASAP!)
:iconyixeirt: OC Design Contest Entry: Anya by Yixeirt
:icondandandanao: The werewolf Kamal by dandandanao
:iconwaterdragontonx94: Venom contest: Villa Vesna by WaterdragonTonx94
:iconFires-storm: Maxamillion Stone by Fires-storm
:icongranoidzo: Kierra (contest entry) by granoidzoKierra close up ver. by granoidzo
:iconveritas-night: Zhizhu-jing Bio by veritas-nightZhizhu-jing by veritas-night
:iconspadiekitchenqueen: Interview with a Vouivre by spadiekitchenqueen
:iconFelixuta: Design Roswitha by FelixutaRoswitha Portrait by FelixutaRoswitha Amsel by FelixutaI hate them by Felixuta
:iconMansdefenderOakgrove: Contest own charakter Nacken by MansdefenderOakgrove
stuff im willing to say RIGHT NOWname: Jeffrey Alan woodsstuff im willing to say RIGHT NOW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DOB: june 14th 1993
weight: 115 LBs
eye color: brown
hair color: orginially dark brown (but dyed black now)
skin color: bright white
LIKES: beer, blood,food,loud music (especially skrillex :3), sex,kissing,vodka, sharp things, insomnia,and weed,
DISLIKES: country music, bananas, bright light,tequila,chemical based drugs, being away from friends, being hungry, the color blue,and sleep
sexual orientation: heterosexual
Book 2: Spirit! InfoSUMMARY OF ALL THE NEW KORRA INFO! --> http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/journal/SDCC-2012-Legend-Of-Korra-Fan-Panel-Summary-314486485Book 2: Spirit! Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to leave the new outfits for Korra and Cop!Mako incase anyone needs them.
Oh my Makorra Week entries are going to be interesting now. Mako's a cop? With a motorcycle? And Korra's shirt combo made her look even SEXIER. I wonder how much making out we will get to see them do and if they steal kisses while he's on the job and just jklsajdklasdjl OH HOT DAYUM. *skips away* <3
Furious 7:Have Car Chases Finally Jumped The SharkFurious 7:Have Car Chases Finally Jumped The Shark4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FURIOUS 7: Have Car Chases Finally Jumped The Shark?
Many years from now the little ones will all gather round you to once again hear the story of how you read the very first article by Evan Wood (eawood) ever published on the Today Page. But for now… please join the entire editorial team in welcoming Evan as our new Staff Writer extraordinaire!
Nicknames For People I Watch/ Friends:iconawkwardaj: AwksNicknames For People I Watch/ Friends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
OH BOY SLANDERhttp://erza-scarlet-8.tumblr.com/post/100582537050/stolen-artOH BOY SLANDER7 months ago in Personal More Like This
LOOK AT THIS.
LOOK AT THIS AND LAUGH.
But seriously. I was dealing with this person a few months ago in regards to some art theft issues. They had stolen some art, traced some art, and I and several others called them out.
So now she's "getting back" at me by accusing me of tracing.
The only time I ever traced was when I was 7 years old.
OH SNAP STORY TIME GO GET SOME POPCORN OR CHIPS.
So I was 7. Or 8. Something like that. Sonic the Hedgehog was the only thing on my mind at the time. I played the games, read the comics, watched the show. I even wrote half of a Sonic and Tails story that has succeeded in making my fiancee laugh and feel creeped out at the same time because of how damn surreal it was. So on my Dad's birthday, I decided I wanted to draw him a picture of Sonic. Thing i
Best Couple Photos Featured #1Featured From:Best Couple Photos Featured #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lovely one by dd15Raining Sunset Warmth by JaiccaAnd what about that one? by Cosplayequinox
Her morning elegance II by paintedpoppyStep inside love by Outcrossroyalyou + me by caitlin-mayI'm feeling lucky by iNeedChemicalXabout tender feelings... by mechtaniya
:thumb281002151:LOVERS 4 by kacholajnas:thumb254297048:daybreak by Fitjau'r my personal WOW pass key by DopeStars
:thumb165704984:Crystal + Clinton Wedding XII by canuckgurl22crash course by curlytops:thumb298995452:
Check Out The Complete Gallery at : http://portraitsoul.deviantart.com/gallery/38593589
First Feature Meme!So first 15 comments will get a feature along with the awesome :iconbernuviel:First Feature Meme!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is:
•Fave this journal
•((Optional)) Make a feature of your own and add me in it. TIP- There can only be 3 Deviations each, for each person that participates. It can also be more that 10 people.
The rules are simples!
Here's a commission my friend is doing! http://armygeneral13.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-450129160
An female artist from Switzerland. Her work is awesome and she's been a Deviant for one year. She also makes journals with a 'Pink Kitty' skin which I think is bloody adorable.
A male Devi
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!
by emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjaze
First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
100 POINTS GIVEAWAY-JOING ENDEDIt's my first giveaway ^^100 POINTS GIVEAWAY-JOING ENDED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Giveaway will end at 10.08.2012 (no hour)
- You MUST watch me and give me llama
- You MUST this journal entry
- You MUST make a journal about this giveaway and give me link to it.
1st Place- 100
2nd Place- 20
3rd Place- 10
If you want to join just comment on this journal .
I use it http://random.org.
Everybody gets a number ^^
Collection: The Magic of SnowflakesCollection: The Magic of Snowflakes4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Magic of Snowflakes
Sisters and Snowflakes
Science was doing such an admirable job for humanity until the guys and gals in lab coats committed an unspeakable act in 1988: The National Center for Atmospheric Research photographed two identical snowflakes. That last certain evidence of real life magic in the world finally fell, debunked. And now I can never again in good conscience pass along to a child that most amazing factoid that amazed me when I
Collection: SquirrelsCollection: Squirrels4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SQUIRRELS: Borderline Dwellers
Squirrels occupy a perilous space at the borders of human society.
They are rodents, cousins of rats, yet we feel no revulsion as they hop toward us to ask for a cracker or crust of bread. They are cute enough to be pets, though we rarely domesticate them. They are the cutest animals that hunters regularly kill for food. They add that extra touch of life to a city park or a suburban backyard that completes a beautiful tab