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 Examples1 month 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,
SYACRemember a while back I said there was something I was gonna announce about SYAC? Well here we go! I'm coming back to do more SYAC's soon. All of it too, the NSYAC and the old SYAC stuff.SYAC10 months ago in Personal More Like This
We're working right now on categorizing everything in the archives, so you can browse just the stuff you want to look at and not have it be this clusterf**k of everything hodgepodged together. We should have something ready for viewing within the next few days.
What I am going to do differently this time around is not conform to a set release schedule. I'm gonna make the comics as I feel like it and as the jokes come to me. Hopefully, without the pressure of a constant release schedule I can work more on refining the artwork and making sure nothing is rushed out.
Having said that... please keep in mind this is still a series of silly low-brow cartoon strips so... don't be expecting DaVinci level art here or anything. SYAC has never been a series where the art was meant to look like a DC comic book, an
Microsoft Employees Disrupt Wii U Best Buy EventsRemember how Nintendo was showcasing some of their E3 games at participating Best Buy stores around the country? Well, apparently Microsoft employees have been hired to go to these events and preach about the Xbox One and make comments like "why would you buy a outdated Wii U when the Xbox One is right around the corner?"Microsoft Employees Disrupt Wii U Best Buy Events6 months ago in Personal More Like This
However, the employees aren't getting what they hoped for. Most customers just start bashing the Xbox One in response. Seriously, Microsoft, the people attending these Best Buy Wii U events are people who are intimately familiar with the crap you pulled at E3. They ain't takin' your shit.
At first I thought this might just be a case of one really loyal Microsoft employee taking matters into his own hands (especially since the original source was /v/), but reports have come in from numerous Best Buy's around the country that indicate many Microsoft employees have ambushed the demo lines trying to persuade people to switch to the Xbox One.
Since so many reports have com
Binary HatredRemember when I was posting some journals about artist taboos and I had a couple more to talk about? Here's one of them, though it doesn't just relate to artists it's just kinda an all around taboo I wish would end.Binary Hatred4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Perceived Rivalry Hatred
Basically it works like this: You say you dislike something and immediately get attacked by people who either defend the thing you said you disliked, or accuse you of being a supporter of it's supposed rival (whether this has any basis in reality or not). It also works on things you like, things you're indifferent to, or anything really. EVERYTHING has a supposed default rival. Movies, TV, Video Games, Ideologies, Words, Phrases, etc. Everything.
Say you're an atheist? Automatically means you hate all Christians.
Say you like the X-Box 360? Automatically means you hate Sony.
Say you like the PS3? Automatically means you hate Microsoft.
You liked a Marvel movie? Guys you hate the DC stuff.
You like Chocolate Ice Creme? Fuck you and your vanilla bias!
One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel"Feminism means you can't like sexy things"One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel3 months ago in Personal More Like This
After doing a series of comics standing up for women's rights, there's a lot of really negative rumors going on around me right now. Most of which point to the hypocrisy that I use to draw fetish artwork and that recently I made pin-ups that were "sexy" in nature. Because, of course, if you're an artist who stands up for women's rights from that moment on you're not allowed to EVER draw women in a way that might be construed as potentially "sexy," lest you be labeled a hypocrite.
As I've mentioned before in previous journals, I really can't stand this mentality the internet has of polarizing extremes. You've always gotta be in one extreme or you're in the other. There's never the possibility that you could be in the middle like, you know, a normal person would be.
I understand why that is: it's easier to point out fallacies and bitch and whine about people when they fit into nice neat black and white spec
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
What's Wrong With Praise?So this is another one of those artistic taboos we're never suppose to talk about, apparently. The idea of giving back positive feedback to an artist. It's seen as "coddling" as "babying" as "inflating the ego" and has such intense negative associations. It seems to be generally accepted that the only way to critique someone's work is to point out ONLY the negative parts. Any attempt to point out anything positive or something you liked about the work is seen as being unhelpful towards the artist's growth.What's Wrong With Praise?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
And frankly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.
Speaking from my own experience, I rarely ever get anything positive said about my work in a constructive way. I might get a lot of "good jobs" or people talking happily about my comics because they made them laugh, but I rarely if ever get any comments that go into detail explaining WHY I did something right. On the flip side, the amount of negative criticism and nitpicking is almost hilariously rampant, not just on my artwork but on th
Socially AwkwardI like the internet, but I acknowledge that it's not perfect. The ability for everyone to be the invisible man allows for a lot of injustice, bullying, harassment, and stalking to take place. This is slowly starting to change, however, thanks to every website gradually forcing people to link to their facebook (or other social media equivalent) accounts. No one wants to lose their personal social outlets as a result of the stuff they were doing elsewhere on the web, if you know what I mean. But... with all good things there are some bad things.Socially Awkward6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know if it's just me, but I'm getting really creeped out how by how much everything is getting connected these days. Nearly every website asks me to post about stuff on facebook or twitter or reddit or whatever. Many websites don't even have personal accounts anymore and just have you link your social media accounts instead. And all of them want to update everyone on your every move 24/7.
And that's what's bothering me. I don't want every
//criesI am so happy right now. My mother said she'd get me Luo Tianyi. But I have to clean the whole house, and keep my grades up. she said she'd order her for me tomorrow when she gets paid. Oh yeah! eue//cries1 year ago in Personal More Like This
...I never thought I'd like a len and rin song......1 year ago in Personal More Like This
this is just *-*
Favorite song at the moment
Big fat feature! Great undiscovered artists!I went through everyone I watch and cut the list a bit shorter (it used to be about 600 lol, it's not even half of that now)Big fat feature! Great undiscovered artists!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SO I decided to feature the ones I like the most! many of these aren't even popular, so I thought I might as well show off some of their work!
In alfabetical order:
:iconAkatsukiZakuro:L.O.L.I by ~AkatsukiZakuroVOCALOID SET by ~AkatsukiZakuroDunicita roja by ~AkatsukiZakuro
:iconalinnayun:Wish for the stars by ~alinnayunReading in the sunlight by ~alinnayunAfternoon Tea Time in Backyard by ~alinnayun
:iconAnimaAgoth:Ezio Auditore da Firenze by ~AnimaAgothExodus 32:2-4 by ~AnimaAgoth
:iconBuilt4ever:Steampunk Cabaret by ~Built4everHouse 321 New Full Plan by ~Built4everHouse 323 Full Plan by ~Built4ever
:iconBungle-Grind:alt-shift by ~Bungle-GrindWho needs friends? by ~Bungle-Grind
:iconCurzec:Piano World by ~CurzecFeast On Nightmares by ~CurzecElayne And Mr. Grin by ~Curzec
:iconDiMoo:OST by *DiMooI'm back by *DiMooCom: Kappuke-Ki-Chu by *DiMoo
UTAU Thief!ATTENTION EVERYONE! There is an UTAUloid thief on the loose! The user Totallyutau on Youtube has stolen *AmaiKieseki-San's and her friend Vina's UTAUs! She has been confronted multiple times about it and is aware, but says "i don't care. I'll continue to do it."UTAU Thief!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the theft wasn't limited to those two UTAUs! Totallyutau says she stole "not just amai's. I've taken yokonevinas, and a few others. Though i care not what you people think."
---kalvinlewisiscoolyea: this aint cool at all. Now I feel bad for whoever was stolen from. Stealing somebody elses voice without their permission is just sad.
RE:---Totallyutau: who cares? you can cry and cry until you explode. But i won't stop. It doesn't matter how many people yokone gets on her side.
---KimieOharu: This is ridiculous. Remove the video or face the consequences.
RE:--- Totallyutau: bite me
OMIGOODNESS OMIGOODNESS YAY!!!!!SAKURA HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN RELEASED!! DDOMIGOODNESS OMIGOODNESS YAY!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HERE'S HER DEBUT SONG, ROLLING GIRL, NYA!
I'M SOOOOOOOO HAPPYYYYYY!!!!! DDDD SAKURA'S NO LONGER WIP!!!!!
Dear BulliesDear Bullies,Dear Bullies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The boy you punched in the hall today, Committed suicide a few min ago.
That girl you called a slut in class today, she's a virgin.
The boy you called lame, He has to work every night to support his family.
That girl you pushed down the other day is already being abused at home.
You think you know them.
Guess what, YOU DON'T!
Re-post if you are against bullying.
I bet 99% of you won't.
Repost this if your that 1% with a heart
69 UTAU CHORUS. *NOT KIDDING*THAT'S IT GUYS~! The places have all been filled in and the chorus is now underway~69 UTAU CHORUS. *NOT KIDDING*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have finally located the video and off-vocal for the chorus thanks to =spiritghost so I can finally get everything ready to be started on~ I'm waiting on at least 1 concept art left and I'm still finishing off some for a few people to help out~ So everyone take your time~! 8D This one's on me~ //slapped
But no seriously, thank all you guys for taking part - I never expected to have the chorus more or less filled within a day of announcing it. You guys rock~
Also! I'm glad to see both old and new faces in this little crowd! 8D It'll be interesting to work with these new UTAUloids and to develop my skills at using previous ones~
OKAY I CAN TOTALLY EXPLAIN THIS! 8D;;
I was gonna do a simple 67 UTAU Chorus for my friends as a gift in December - but when I asked someone what songs they wanted for their UTAUloids, I got three songs that weren't in the original 67... And then I found there was a 69 c
Contest Results!Thank you everyone for your wonderful entries! The contest had a great turn out ^-^Contest Results!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is October 2nd so that means... we have our winners!
In first place is... *Stueno!
In second we have... *Miieru!
And in third place is ~i-liandersea ^-^
I will have the final design posted hopefully in the next few days Her VCV voicebank is currently being OTOed, so I may release a demo out too if it turns out nice :3
Maybe I can use some of the other entries as designs for appends hmhmhmmm??~~~
Again, thank you everyone for the awesome entries!
Luigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress VideoYear of LuigiLuigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress Video10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo announced recently that Luigi will be getting quite a bit of due attention this year, declaring 2013 to be "the year of Luigi." First he'll be staring in the Luigi's Mansion sequel for the 3DS, then he will be a big component of the next Mario and Luigi RPG on the 3DS. In the RPG game, Mario will enter Luigi's dreams where Luigi can be as awesome, if not better than, his overshadowing brother. Poking and prodding Luigi's face on the touch screen will also alter the dream world, allowing Mario to proceed through obstacles. And if that wasn't enough, there is a new DLC package planned for New Super Mario Bros U which basically adds an entire game's worth of new levels exclusively to be played by Luigi. Pretty solid stuff, Nintendo. Now say that 2014 is the year of the Peach!
Mississippi has finally ratified their 13th amendment, a motion to abolish slavery written back in 1865. The discovery that the amendment hadn't been passed cam
My foray into the world of Skyrim... Day 2Day 2My foray into the world of Skyrim... Day 21 month ago in Personal More Like This
Skyrim has a map? Wow, who'd have thought, eh? Seems I was WAY off course from where I was suppose to go.
I did a side quest where I was suppose to retrieve some golden claws from a bandit. I tracked him to the large keep, killed the spider within, saved the bandit, then promptly killed the bandit. I searched his corpse and picked off what I thought was the golden claw, but apparently it wasn't because when I backtracked all the way back to the town the trader didn't recognize that I had anything. Blah.
I decided to try and at least get on track for a bit to learn some new abilities and it turns out I was just suppose to go deeper into the cave I already was in. Backtracking is so much fun... Thank goodness for fast travel I guess. I made it through the cave and got some sort of shout ability that I couldn't use and defeated some undead thing before returning to... Whiterun is it? To be honest I have no idea how I made it through the caves. I had no indication
Thoughts on the 'Trading Places' Pin-UpsFor the past few days I've been uploading a series of "pin-ups" of famous cartoon characters who've exchanged each other's outfits. I originally made these about 6 months ago, so they are a little outdated in comparison to how I work now.Thoughts on the 'Trading Places' Pin-Ups7 months ago in Personal More Like This
These weren't originally meant to be seen by the public. At the time I was still very sick and had stopped making comics and art all together. This was sort of a therapeutic way to try and get me back into drawing again. And even though they're "pin-ups," aside from a little creative licensing here or there I never tried to make any of them look slutty or give them M.C. Escher spines.
I must admit that looking back on this now from the vantage point of hindsight there are a few things I would've changed. I use more photo references now for hands and feet, so I probably would've spent more time making sure those looked better. I'd try to get the proportions of the character's bodies a little more accurate as well (Velma is too skinny), and try to match
My Most ''Controversial'' Comics?I don't genuinely believe I'm all that controversial. Most of the "controversy" that surrounds my work stem from geek related things, like the color of Link's hair or the incredibly stupid Mac vs Pc debate. More often than not whenever I poke fun at something there's usually an outcry from people who think that somehow translates into THEM getting made fun of by me. Which just isn't the case.My Most ''Controversial'' Comics?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
But anyway, the point is that I've produced a lot of comics over the years and I have gotten quite a bit of flak for a select few of them. I do not wish to rekindle any old arguments or defend my actions from almost a decade ago, but I am curious...
"Which of my comics do you think is the most controversial that I've ever done?"
This can be from any of my work, from SYAC, to brentalfloss, to Alex Ze Pirate, to whatever. I'm curious to know which comics or pieces of art that I've made do you think have gotten the most "heat" simply for existing. I don't care if you agree or disagree with the comic
Futurama Crono Trigger Poster -EDIT-I'm sorry all, I know I just made a post but this JUST came in to me! The Chrono Trigger Futurama picture I did for brentalfloss: the Comic has been picked up by Level Up Studios and is currently on sale for $4.99!Futurama Crono Trigger Poster -EDIT-3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the link to my poster: http://www.levelupstudios.com/chronorama
Not only that, but there's a special sale going on now where you can get my poster plus another chrono trigger poster for $9.99. This poster was created and designed by DA's own :iconzerocartin: All you have to do is select the "chrono poster bundle" to get both! Yay!
So pick up both! Or just mine! Or just his! Or BOTH! This sale is limited time only! (as in I have no idea how quickly it will be over but it will be over quick!)
EDIT: I've actually been told it's only gonna be on sale for the next 48 hours or so... so this is VERY much a limited time only thing!!
Updates and Quick ReviewsCommissions UpdateUpdates and Quick Reviews1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Just sent a couple people sketches and updates on the progress of their commissions. I’m sorry I’ve been going through this batch a little slower than I should, but I am still working on them and you’ll all get finished work soon. If you haven’t heard from me yet, you will within the next day or two. Just wanted to reaffirm that yes I am still working despite the plethora of Skyrim journals. lol
I took on the Civil War quest. I joined the Imperials to take down Ulfric Stormcloak. I listened to both side’s arguments before making the decision, and I think I made the right one. Ulfric might’ve been sympathetic to the Nords, but he was a tyrannical racist in all other respects. While the Imperials still have to outlaw Talos worship, at least there is a chance that they’ll be able to make peace with the Elves and get that fixed later on, whereas Ulfric’s mot
Spirit, eh?So, I guess today is Spirit Day. Never heard of it. A day to promote a stand against bullying, it seems. Sounds like a really good thing! Then again, a lot of things we Americans have done sound like really good things. Like central banking, social security, and Obamacare... Not getting into that one today though.Spirit, eh?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The thing about this Spirit Day is that, while it is ostensibly against all bullying, the main focus is on the homosexual and transvestite minority getting recognized as "legitimate" yet another way. Now, lets not make a mistake here; no matter what I think of them, I do not support anyone intimidating, hazing, or truly being nasty to anyone. No matter their orientations, homosexuals are still human, and thus they deserve just as much respect as anyone else, even if you don't REspect them (yeah, there's a difference). However, the term 'bullying' is actually pretty vague, no doubt intentionally. The homo/bi/trans community has a pretty bad track record with handling vague ter