Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)Some people brought up some pretty important points, so I've added some additional information about critiques below!Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Something that's been bugging me a bit lately is how the DA community has sorta changed over the years (and not in a good way). People are more bold and will post whatever's on their mind, and while that can be a good thing in some scenarios, I feel that people oftentimes say things that they might not realize will hurt someone's feelings.
I generally get a lot of positive feedback, and it really helps! It's always great to know that someone likes my work, and it keeps me motivated to keep going with this hobby. However, I'm still a human being, and negative criticism can hurt me just as much as anyone else. I'm not sure what it is, but the amount of really negative comments has increased these past couple years, and it really discourages me from even using this website anymore. Many times I've considered just disabling comments entirely, but I feel that would
Arda wigs, Capital City Cosplay day, and AnimefestCapital City Cosplay Day in Jefferson City, MO is in less than 2 weeks! If you're in the area on June 23rd, join us on the lawn of the MO Capital and hang out with fellow cosplayers and anime/gaming/etc fans. I'll be wearing Aqua :3Arda wigs, Capital City Cosplay day, and Animefest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/356221694393707/
I've got some big news. After Animefest, I'll be moving to Chicago to work for Arda-wigs http://arda-wigs.com/
I feels a bit surreal. Lately I had been feeling a bit lost with what I wanted to do after I graduated college. While I had a degree in Computer Animation, jobs are competitive, and there's no real guarantee that someone in the field will keep their job for more than a few years with how bad the economy is right now. I tried applying to film festivals to build up my resume, but wasn't very successful. And Kyle has it worse than I do; with an Illustration degree, there aren't a whole lot of options for him besides freelance work. There was one possible opportunity in the area that he could
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of weeks ago, we attended an event called Fantasy Quest 2. (The very first Fantasy Quest was when we cosplayed Harry Potter characters.)
It was a pretty special day for us because four years ago, we had our first shoot and bonding day with Ysabel SavingSunlight at the venue, Fernwood Gardens.
We've been really into Adventure Time, so many months ago we decided we'd do AT cosplay, and that Fantasy Quest would be a fun opportunity to do so. It feels weird how we had been looking forward to this event for ages, and now it's over!
some were taken by me and my friends using my camera
photographer friends on dA :iconjrjs: :iconz3llll: :iconnikocruz: :iconroxwindy:
others were from Facebook friends who tagged me
Animefest, One Piece, and wigs for sale soonPlease read before immediately asking me questions about commissions or my upcoming wigs for saleAnimefest, One Piece, and wigs for sale soon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been offline a lot again due to Animefest coming up as well as the future move to Chicago. Soooo...I'm thinking catching up on my inbox won't happen for a couple months. But I will be updating here soon with info on some wig sales! We're in need of money and space, so I'm going to be selling some of the wigs that I've been wanting to restyle or have already restyled. I might also be selling some wigs and costumes that I'm retiring. This will probably include my Yami Yugi wig, Sora wig, my 1st Yusei wig (not the one I currently wear), Johan wig, Dr. Fudo wig, plus a few others. I still need to figure out how much some of these will cost to ship, but once I do have things worked out I will be putting some of them on ebay and posting links here; so stay tuned for that :3. This is not a time to bug me for commissions; I'm just selling some things that I already have (I'm sorry! D: )
Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy QuestFantasy Quest 2011Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy Quest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many, many months ago last July (that's how late this entry is) a cosplay event was held in the most beautiful location that the local cosplay community has ever seen. Fernbrook Gardens the wedding & events destination which you might recognize from our Kuroshitsuji http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/29228688 and Harry Potter cosplay photoshoots http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/31767781
It was around that time that the world was getting ready for the final Harry Potter movie, so my friends and I decided that perhaps it was about time to push through with our plans to cosplay Harry Potter characters. Parts of Fernbrook Gardens also looked like Hogwarts so we figured it would be appropriate.
Photos are from my friends, some from albums I was tagged in on Facebook, and some from my own camera.
Here I am with most of my friends that I went to the event with, along with Arnel akagii2004 whom we met that day as he was
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
Commission: Temp. Close! (open later)Hey guys! I'm coming back with commisons, yeah!:iconlaplz:Commission: Temp. Close! (open later)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I uploaded some of my CG works at onece, sorry about that!
The fact it, I got a little financial problem ;w; plus have spare times during summer break.
I think it will be nice if I reopen commi!
Please Please help me making some money, I will do my best drawing for you >0<
I took a temp. close that I do want to finish what I got.
Thank you guys so much for helping me TwT!! and loving my art works ;;w;;.
Also my best best bbbbbest friend :iconsellite: is also doing Commission right now!
since I'm closing for now, please check her out ;w;!!
MCM Expo and Metrocon Cosplay Plans-------But first...-------MCM Expo and Metrocon Cosplay Plans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Portal Gun arrived 8D
Not 100% happy, as there is some manufacturing damage to it (an issue it seems several people have discovered), but I got myself a partial refund from the seller, and I believe I can fix it up just fine. So, all in all, can't complain too much! Will be bringing it along to Expo for my Portal costume
A bunch of us will be there this weekend, so feel free to bounce on over and say hello! On Saturday, we'll be doing Dragon Age costumes, and I'll be getting changed into my Portal costume later in the day.
On Sunday, I'll be in one of my Twi'lek costumes, and Jenn will likely be in civvies, taking pictures.
Looking forward to it
This is now the finalised timetable. The other panel slots offered to us didn't work with our plans, so this is what we're doing:
FRIDAY JUNE 15TH
11:00 am until 1:00 pm Panel: Parlé Productions : Improv 101
4:00 pm until 6:00 pm Panel: P
The Rape Joke by Lora Mathis"The rape joke is that you were eight.The Rape Joke by Lora Mathis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends tol
Artist Alley for BeginnersHave you had a table at Artist Alley before? If you haven't I'm going to give you a list of suggestions for manning your table for the first time. These suggestions are not in any particular order.Artist Alley for Beginners5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Do not go overboard.
You may think your artwork and crafts are really great, but it always pays to be just a little bit cautious when having your first artist alley table. The reason for this is simple, you have to test your work in the consumer market. If you become really excited and buy 100 prints for your first convention and only 5 get sold... well you are out a lot of money. If you have many prints have small quantities printed, such as 5 - 10 prints and keep track of what prints sell this will be a good indicator for what prints are most popular.
2. Be reasonable on your prices.
If you are new to the art world you may think you can make a killing selling anime/manga prints. It can be tempting to want to charge $5, $10, $15 even $20 for one of your
Aaaaand home againBack from another amazing Metrocon... possibly my favourite so far! Huge thankyou hugs to everyone who came out to see us, gave us gifts, and generally made the event spectacular for us. After all the stresses we'd been through during the first half of the year, this was a much-needed break, and you guys made it awesome for us!Aaaaand home again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who weren't at the convention, and missed the announcement of our new show.... it's Avengers 8D There are a few clips that people have posted on YouTube of us as our Avengers characters.... and guess who's Tony Stark 8D
Think Friends meets The Avengers, and you've got a good idea of what the show will be like.
For now, I'm gonna try and get my sleeping pattern back into sync with UK time, and will catch up on all my messages soon. ^_^
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? #Batman voiceWow. It's been a little while since I've updated my DA journal. To fill all of you lovely people in on what's going on; Kelly and I have officially been inside our house for a month.WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? #Batman voice1 year ago in Personal More Like This
While trying to juggle our jobs and the bills, we've been planning all sorts of cosplays and videos for your amusement.
Some of you might now about the boiler problem we had? A lot of generous people donated to the cause and now we actually have water and heating. Yaaaaaaaay!
As a thank you, we are doing a cosplay pairing of YOUR choice. Click here to vote: http://poll.pollcode.com/71211
As promised, the house provides great space and freedom for us to be able to get on and reboot the Parle YouTube page.
MetroconIt was awesome.Metrocon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll write up more when I have the time.
But it was awesome.
Let's Play AmnesiaYes I've played it many, many times -but it's more of a video to show you guys the straightforward way to complete the game (just with some reasonably amusing commentary.)Let's Play Amnesia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will admit, when it comes to the dungeon; I WILL BE FREAKING. I hate that part of the game. Ha ha.
Four Years AgoFour years ago, something happened that completely changed the course of my life in a very real, very noticeable way.Four Years Ago3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the 19th of January 2008, I hadn't really intended to do anything to make my life change so drastically. There was no plan, no preconception, nothing. Things just happened the way they happened, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
On the night of the 19th of January 2008, tealpirate and I started going out.
From that day on, my life was changed. I'd gone from a previously unhappy relationship to one I now was full of hope, excitement and expectation. My previous relationship had me feeling worn out, disillusioned and unhappy by three years or so into the relationship, yet with Jenn, I'm four years in, and still as crazily in love as the day I met her.
So, here's to you, Jenn, and the four fabulous years of life you have already gifted me with. I hope to continue them for as long as I live, and can only hope to bring you the same measure of happiness that you
Halfway to 100I don't want to be one of those people who jumps up every month like "WE'VE BEEN DATING FOR 13/26/39 MONTHS!", but...Halfway to 1003 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jenn and I have been together for 50 months as of today. I think that's a number worthy of mentioning.
To celebrate (and to make reading this worth your while), have a picture of Keith and Ellis (Jenn and I) pestering Nick (Becki):
Upcoming Conventions and important note!Edit 7/17/2913: My subscription is up, so the notification I had on my profile has been removed because it was an extra widget. So instead I'll post it here!Upcoming Conventions and important note!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just want to let you guys know that since I work full time and am pretty busy outside of work as well, I don't get online much anymore. I'll usually look at comments posted on new photos for few days after they've been uploaded, and I'll occasionally go through my notes, but anything more than that is a bit overwhelming for me to keep up with.
Anytime I post a new costume, I try to give as much detailed info as I can, so if you have a costume construction question, just look through those photos and I'm sure you'll find it! If you still can't find an answer, send me a note, though it might be a while before I get to it.
One of my jobs at Arda is to answer wig questions, so I'm usually not motivated to answer the same kinds of questions when I'm off the clock as well. XD If it's a wig question, feel free to shoot me
Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventuresVideo footage from last weekend's con, filmed by our very talented friend Resh Haydee / Reskiy! I usually share pictures, but I think his videos make you feel all the more like you were there.Animated GIFs + video of our Ozine Fest adventures3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Click here to watch on Vimeo)
To give you a little preview of just some of the things you'll see in the video:
1. I am unable to keep a serious face for too long
2. Melo BallistaShark shopping for furry ears
3. Batman taking pictures with the Batcam, and posing with pirates
5. Chinese Good Luck Cat pose
6. Nothing wrong with a little bromance cuddle
7. Ysabel SavingSunlight as Taiga in her angel costume, and Bok Somemaskedude as Ryuuji from Toradora
8. Too much adorables
1. Persona 4 teammates walking
2. Youthful Dinner!
3. A good bro helps a bro fix his hair
4. Kat moonlightflight being... Kat
5-6. Persona 4 tra
Open Commission(closed)I'm now open for commissions. Please PM me or leave comment here if you're interestedOpen Commission(closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I accept Paypal only.
I'll start working on your commission when I receive all the payment.
You'll receive a 300 - 600 dpi scanned when it finished.
I'm NOT interested in Yuri, Hentai, Sex but Shounen-ai, Yaoi, Danmei, Boy's Love ARE WELCOME.
*Simple sketch: $13 (Add $5 for an additional character, Free little BG)
Headshot, waist-up : $9 (add $7 for each additional head)
Full-body: $22 (+ $10 for an additional character and $5 for BG)
1. Watercolor sketch/simple:$18 (Add $10 for additional character and $5 for BG)
(shipping fee+another: $18)
2. Bookmark: $10 (A
Back from Wedding and Honeymoon!These past several months have been so hectic! On top of our big summer conventions we were trying to plan our wedding, which we were working on nonstop to the last minute. I was freaking out a lot in the last month, especially on the night before when I was up until 2am finishing my veil.Back from Wedding and Honeymoon!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although a few things didn't work out as planned, the wedding day itself was just as magical as I had hoped for. I want to give as much detail as I can right now, but I've decided it might be best to just include information in the pictures and videos as we upload them. It'd be easier and less stressful on me if I can do just a little at a time rather than try cramming it all into a journal XD
For our Honeymoon, we spent a week at Disney World! Since we got to go to the Halloween event at Magic Kingdom, we brought our Terra and Aqua wigs and wore our Keyblade T-shirts. We figured being in full cosplay would limit us to what we could do at the park, and didn't know what to expect with the weather. It
Thank you, Mr PresidentSome people complain about Obama because he hasn't fixed the economy.Thank you, Mr President3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people complain about him because he hasn't kept every single one of his election pledges.
People dislike the man for a variety of reasons.
I think he's amazing.
Because he is pro-Equal Rights.
This journal is for nothing more than to say how happy I am that, finally, a president of the United States has boldly stepped forward and declared his support for same-sex marriages. He could have easily avoided this issue until after the election race was over, but he made the decision to be up-front and honest in advance. I respect that in a politician so very, very much.
So thank you, Obama. I sincerely hope people listen to you, and learn what it truly means to treat your fellow man as "equal".
The LOL Corner #128The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #1282 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. For more information on dAmnIt!, please see this blog.
dAmnIt! has reached over 80,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note bradleysays or Astralseed with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to d
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Added on November 7)
Not everyone's Teiko uniforms are ready just yet, but we wanted to get a feel of things for the proper shoot so we did this for practice. It gave us a chance to try out our wigs and makeup and junk to see what we need to improve on for our actual cosplays.
The following portraits are the full-sized versions of what was squeezed into the above banner thing
:iconhana181: Aki as Tetsuya Kuroko
We're sorry Tetsu, you have no face in your portrait!
:iconcazzu-chan: Cassie as Ryota Kise
Bringin' out the kira-kira model-kun aura!
/slightly envious of such long limbs
:icondorkydea: Myk as Tsuntaro Tsunderima Shintaro Midorima
Today's lucky item is apparently a ninja's frog wallet
:icondancingontightrope: Aruki as Daiki Aomine
In the Zooooooone
Daigo Sen / Mark as Atsushi Murasnackibara Murasakibara
(CLOSED) Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DXAL 2014 FanCalendar project!12/28: The project is now "closed".(CLOSED) Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DXAL 2014 FanCalendar project!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We only had 2 entries so I cannot make a calendar but I will feature them! Thank you for your hard work guys!
THIS IS NOT A CONTEST.
This year's Yugioh 5DXAL fancalendar is a bit different from previous years.
The idea is everyone is encouraged to submit work and all entries will be accepted.
The end product is a pdf with a cover and base 12-month calendar but all the entries will be included, so when people print it out they may choose which picture/entry they like most with which month!
The Calendar is 5DXAL themed, meaning you can draw from any Yugioh series (I encourage people to submit crossover art of 3 or all 4 series, though not necessary.)
This year's theme:
Yugioh characters/monster(s) playing a sport (can be swimming, baseball, olympics, etc) (please do NOT make this holiday-specific)