So, you've decided to buy something from an artistSo, you've decided to buy something from an artistSo, you've decided to buy something from an artist1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
Originally published on my Tumblr. Be sure to also read the related post, So, you've decided to talk to an artist.
I don’t consider myself an artist, but most of my friends are, and I’m married to one. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of behavior that ranges from awkward to outright unacceptable. Here are some dos and don’ts to ensure that your experience with an artist is a good one for both parties. This is based on things I’ve seen myself, and from stories told to me by artists.
Don’t ask why a piece of art “costs that much”. A piece of art is not the end product of just the time and materials to create a piece. It is a result and sum total of the ar
Boobies“ BOOBIES “Boobies2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
(Man’s ‘Achilles’ Heel?)
Fascinated, indeed - Men all do seem
Would drool if boobies - Were ‘blue’ or ‘green’
Whatever the shapes - Eyes all a’glaze
Blindly will follow - Like rats run a maze.
Perky and cute - Some men do like
Don’t need a Harley - Just a small bike
Others prefer - Medium in size
Don’t have to win - Only first prize.
Then we do have - Those “Dolly” men
Frozen in stares - Again and again
Can’t even believe - Size of those things
Even Dolly can’t fly - If given wings.
Let’s just be clear - Ladies were blessed
Matching twin sets - Who would have guessed
Life giving milk - Needed by all
With them she could - Make most men crawl.
So, here’s my thought - To end all wars
Send female troops - Size ‘44’s
Topless to battle - Men will not fight
With dozens of them - ‘Firm’ in their sights.
A Dragon's Tale Chapter 1A Dragon's Tale Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just to clarify, I have my own theory on the way dragon's age. My belief is that Twilight was around five or six when she hatched Spike, therefore he is fifteen now, and the mane six are in their early twenties by fan speculations. But however, dragons may age slower than ponies, so those teenagers in episode 21 of season 2 could have been thirty for all I know. So pretty much, I just wanted to clarify his age and how I refuse to believe this paring is odd because of it besides, 5 years isn't that much if he was twenty five and she was thirty now that that boring story is out of the way this story is pretty much a combination of motherly Twilight/Sparity romance, mostly the second one.
With my ramblings out of the way, I hereby declare ONWARD TO THE SPARITY!
Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It belongs to The Hub, Hasbro, Studio B, and Lauren Faust. I do
You Can Let GoWhen youre gone, the pieces of my heart are missing you You Can Let Go7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Jazz cringed and quickly switched off his music as the song went into its chorus, feeling like he was going to be sick. The song tickled at a spot in his memory that was painful, a memory that he didnt want to remember. He sighed and rolled over to stare at the ceiling above his berth, an action that he had been doing quite frequently since the incident a few days ago. His spark burned slightly in his chest as he felt optical fluids building under his visor. He didnt bother wiping them away, had given up trying to hide his tears. Rolling over on his berth, he stared at the wall as he tried his best to forget about what had happened, but the pressing of the now-quiet room made him dive deeper into the memory.
He heard the door to his room open, but paid it no mind, his back to the subject who opened it. He didnt want t
Sadist - Chapter 8Sadist - Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a normal night. Zehnder was walking around, Esther was following. So far nothing too exciting had happened. They were walking in silence, and there weren’t many people out either; it was only about eight o’clock.
They were passing by the park, and Zehnder stopped. He motioned for her to stay quiet, and then entered the park. Staying out of the light, Zehnder looked around. Esther followed, trying to not make any noises; such as stepping on a dead leaf.
Zehnder looked over towards a park bench; someone was over there. He pointed at the young woman sitting on the bench, signaling that she was his next target. Esther expected him to simply go up behind her and smash her head in, but instead he walked away. Esther followed, confused, but interested.
Zehnder walked a little ways into the woods; far enough that a scream would be hard to hear, but still close enough to the park that it was easy to get to.
“I’ve seen that girl at the park before with her boyfrien
P.S. I Love You Part 5P.S. I Love You Part 57 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mild Slash warning, Shounen-ai Content.
Jazz? Can you hear me?
The sound of a voice was faint to Jazzs audios, like the speaker was speaking through a mile-long tunnel. Jazz was weak and disoriented, not sure where he was. His body felt limp and wouldnt readily respond to him.
His head throbbed heavily as his circuitry slowly came back online, trying to orient itself.
Jazz? the voice came from a lot closer this time, actually more like right behind him. He tried to turn his head, but found only pain as he tried.
He went back to looking forward, his optics still working on adjusting to the dim light in the room. Red? Jazz muttered, his audios finally recognizing the faint voice.
Yeah the young security director mumbled. Jazz noticed that Red Alerts voice sounded strained, as though he had been recently strangled, the vocal receptors broken in places.
Sadist - Chapter 9Sadist - Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Evening of the next day; Esther had just finished work. She walks outside to see Zehnder waiting for her, as he usually does. She smiles and walks towards him as he begins to walk down the sidewalk.
“Anything special today? Or just the usual walking around?” Esther asks, as she catches up to him.
“Yes, actually. Something more exciting, it should be fun.”
“Where are we going?”
“Again?” Esther sighed, a little disappointed.
“Don’t worry; it’s more exciting than those sorry asses that we dealt with yesterday. I think you’ll enjoy it. You got your hammer?”
“Yep! Right here!” Esther opened up her bag wide enough to see the top of the hammer in it, although she didn’t take it out; someone might see.
They walked along; Esther was excited for this special event. She felt that is was going to be a happy day for the two of them.
They arrived at the park as the sun was almost f
Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 9Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Memories; they came in all sorts of ways. Some were beautiful, something to be remembered and cherished for years to come. Some were traumatizing, things that were longed to be forgotten, but stayed. And yet still, some were just small fragments of scenes from one’s life.
They were like small video clips that played in one’s mind briefly.
Kagekao reached out his claws and sunk them into the bark of a tree. He pulled himself upward, climbing higher. From the ground, Kurai watched his son. Finally, he reached the highest branch of the moderately sized tree.
‘I did it!’ He shouted proudly, but then foolishly fell. His father reached out and caught him before he hit the ground.
‘You know you’re supposed to keep your claws unsheathed, right?’ Kurai asked the young demon. Kage laughed, embarrassed.
They seemed small, maybe even insignificant; but they were so much more.
Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 10Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Several days had passed since Kagekao had awoken in bandages. He was recovering and doing better, but was still injured. However, he could stand and walk without pain now; so he insisted that they returned to the house.
AkaDoku objected at first, saying that Kage was still too injured to make the journey; but he could tell how much Kage wanted to go, so he gave in.
Now they were both headed towards the other city. Doku constantly looked back at Kage to make sure he was alright.
“You doing alright?” Doku asked him, once again turning to look back.
“大丈夫よ！” (I’m alright!) Kage hissed “Stop asking.”
“It’s just that, they shot you so many times!” Doku stopped walking, concerned.
“Don’t worry about me,” Kage walked past him. “If a wound breaks open then I’ll tell you, let’s go.”
Doku continued walking, catching up with Kage. They had reached the other city,
Skyrim Profiler v.2It's time for all of Elder Scrolls fan community to get to know your character in Skyrim.Skyrim Profiler v.23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
NOTE: Based on a rp with my friend mentioned in the description. She got me hooked on Skyrim and helped develop my character, Crysta. I needed to have her character involved in thanks for what she did. For the format of your own profile, scroll down.
Name: Crysta Dark Frost
Race: Half Nord, half Imperial, later werewolf.
Age: 19 years
Date of Birth: 4E 184, 10th of Second Seed
Path (Warrior, Mage, or Thief) : Thief
Family: Late mother, Freyir Dark Frost; late father, Remus Amal; cousin, Ulfric Stormcloak. Husband, Vilkas. Has children much later. Friends, Etrand and Balimund are considered as part of her family.
Faction(s): Stormcloaks, Companions, The Circle, Dark Brotherhood, Thieves' Guild.
Titles (Like Faction titles, alter ego, even name Dovahkin) : Nightingale, Agent of Dibella, Bard, Shadow Warrior, A
Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 8Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Grow up brave and live a long life, alright?”
‘. . . Huh?’ The world around him was dim, but Kage could hear a voice in his mind.
“I will mom, I promise.”
‘My . . . memories?’
“You’re strong; you can survive on your own.”
‘この声 . . . お母さん？’ (That voice . . . Mother?)
“Grow up strong, you got that Kagekao? I know you’ll do well.”
Kage opened his eyes slowly. The door had opened once again and more police had come inside. Doku was trying to fight them off, a little ways in front of Kage.
Kage looked down at the photo in the puddle of blood. Their voices . . . he could remember their voices . . .
He reached out slowly and picked up the photo.
“Photos are very special; they are windows to memories, and memories are your own special treasures to ke
Ratchet and 'Jack slashficWhat exactly is it youre working on Wheeljack? Ratchet asked curiously as he approached him, looking over his shoulder. Wheeljack gave a short grin. Heh, nuthin much really. Im just fixing the immobilizer I made a while back, thats all. Things are going a bit slow at the moment so I thought Id just fix some of my problem areas of ma inventions. He turned around and faced the doctor who smiled at him.Ratchet and 'Jack slashfic8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
How about some nice, cool energon outside, buddy? Ratchet put a hand on Wheeljacks shoulder. Wheeljack got a little surprised because of that and looked at Ratchets hand a little startled, before relaxing. What? A drink? Sure why not, Id love that. Its way too hot in ere, we gotta ask Prime to get us some air-conditioning or somethin.
Ratchet laughed as he gave Wheeljack a cube of energon and one for himself. Youre right, I mostly feel like my circuits get fri
Bad Day"SLAG!" Wheeljack cursed as he jumped behind the bulkhead of a blasted out transport, Seeker fire missing his head by bare inches.Bad Day8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Will you stay down?!" Ratchet cried, pulling Wheeljack further down under the bulkhead.
"But my invention is out there! The 'Cons'll get it!"
"Yeah, and if they kill us they'll get it too!" Ratchet growled. "Ratchet to Base! Come in! … Ratchet to Base!"
"This is Blaster commin' at ya! What's the sitch, doc?" Blaster asked
"Blaster! We're pinned down in sector Draxis-259. We need backup or an evac now!" Ratchet cried over the explosions and Seeker laughter.
"Why're you in the Dead Zone? Never mind. 'M sorry, buddy, but we can't help right now! We're up to our vents in 'Cons over here. You think you can find a hidey-hole fer about an orn?"
"What? No! We're- SLAG!" Ratchet yelled as his signal was interrupted and he was hit with feedback. "We're being jammed, Jack."
"Figured as much. That's a Comm officer up there on the roof," Wheeljack said, m
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 2Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
About ten years pass by. Kurai, Yuki, and Kage were all doing well for themselves. Kurai and Yuki taught Kage many things over the years; skills and abilities that would aid him in his life. Kage was eager to learn, although sometimes forgetful of key attributes; such as when you climb a tree, you need to keep your claws unsheathed or else you fall, which he did; many times.
Over time he mastered his claws and climbing abilities, and had mastered his parkour skills as well. He wasn’t allowed to go out and ‘hunt’ like his father did in the city; so he spent a lot of his time chasing after animals and or birds. He never killed them unless they were big enough to eat though.
Kurai and Yuki had taken Kage to the city only a few times to teach him about it. Kage wasn’t allowed to go to the city unsupervised, so the visits were always fun and wondrous to him.
They didn’t allow Kage to go without one of them because of the dangers of the city. Humans could be arm
Fleeting BeautyFleeting Beauty2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
On this bridge whose floor is full of whispers
Love padlocks reveal me their stories as I walk along this shivering fence
Into a realm of promises sealed for eternity
Lying on the bench, my fellow cocoon
My gaze to the orange sky, chubby birds, morning mist
My back to the Seine, flowing muse among silent oaks
Youthful laughters around me, drunk of their genuine happiness
Blind sound of water is pounding
Your heels' melody brings my heart's colours back
I daydream I could be your Paris' lover
And wander where the blue blowing wind will decide
Sitting on a quay, an old photographer sealing us forever
Beauty that blinds and expectation that gnaws
I crave your womanly presence
Help From A Stranger - Part 2Help From A Stranger - Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As he closed the door behind him, Zehnder looked around the main room of the large abode. Looking off to the right, he saw some movement. Poking his head slightly into the large main room was a dog.
The dog was a moderately-sized German Shepherd. The tags on his red collar jingled slightly when he turned his head towards Zehnder. One gold tag was engraved with his name: ‘Maximus’; though he goes by Max for short. His fluffy tail was down, almost between his legs, and his large brown eyes seemed to be filled with worry. Although Max had been around Zehnder for a while, he was still anxious and scared of him.
Zehnder looked around the room again, and, seeing that Max was the only other one there, began walking towards him. Max whimpered, his ears going down slightly. He turned and trotted away quickly, down the hall and out of sight.
Letting out a barely audible growl, Zehnder followed. Max soon turned around and walked
SasuNaru-So Pretty _oneshot_So pretty...SasuNaru-So Pretty _oneshot_5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I see you all the time. You walk around town with your brown haired friend. I always want to talk to you, but I chicken out in the end.
I like to follow you. Watch you. I study your every move.
I know you.
Blonde hair, blue eyes, lightly tanned skin, and three scar marks on each cheek... That's you.
You like to eat ramen... a lot.
Sometimes I think I'm going crazy. You make me crazy. You are... so pretty.
Today I had to talk to you. HAD to talk to you.
I heard you say that. You had stepped into the elevator after me in our apartment building. It shocked me at first. I follow you around so much outside, I forgot we were neighbors.
I'm sorry. I never returned your greeting. I just stared at you until I realized that you had become uncomfortable.
I heard a thick 'ding' sound and the doors split apart and you smiled at me as you left.
I like how you walk. No, you don't walk. You sway. You are... so pretty.
I saw you again.
You got a job at the coffee shop. I HAD to ta
Refracted ImageRefracted ImageRefracted Image8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"You did what?!"
Sideswipe didn't even flinch at the volume of Ratchet's voice, but then again, he was very used to it by now. Instead, he smiled innocently back at the Autobot CMO. "It's just like I told you, Ratch."
Ratchet glowered fiercely at the red Lamborghini. "Let me get this straight," he gritted out. "You decided that it would be funny to leave a squirrel - a Primus-forsaken squirrel - in Red Alert's recharge berth because you thought it would short his circuits?"
"Yeah. What about it?"
"Did you even stop for a nanoklik to even consider the possibility that the squirrel could chew through his circuits and fuel lines if left alone?"
Sideswipe's innocent expression faltered just a bit, but not for very long. "It was a good idea at the time..."
"A good idea? A good idea?! Do you even know what sort of damage you could have done?! If it had managed to find a way to his spark chamber, there'd be noth
StoryHappy poem for a happy youStory8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I write you an ode without any kind of truth
I smile inking the paper while my tears slowly subside
You deserve to be happy even if only on this paper, you deserve this life filled with no lies
Writing happy ending, editing the mistakes, erasing the pain, giving all it takes
I made a promise which I intend to keep, I'll write you a story, a story about you and me
Story filled with laughter, joy and happy smiles, story without tears or pain, story full of life
It's good to be a writer in times like this, I can pretend all is ok, I can write anything
I can write that you're still alive, that you're still here, we're still together and you're sleeping next to me, I can write our life making it perfect, I can make it I swear it but the tables are turning
When I finish this story I'll let my heart break but for now I refuse to give in
For you, for us I'll continue to live
Though these are just stories and they are not nothing like life, they'll remind me for
Sonic Acceleracers E2CH14Sonic Acceleracers E2CH143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 14: Metro Realm
Meanwhile in the Drones headquarters, they were ready, and entered the Realm, taking their new project with them. And it was HUGE. As Gelorum watched it enter the portal, she smiled evilly, knowing she couldn't lose. Back in the Acceledrome, the drivers were heading for the entrance ramps. The clock was now ticking. Lani, Carlos, Tikal, Aura, and Chuck were all setting up the computers. "Tell them to change to slick treads." Dr. Tezla said. Once the drivers got this, they all changed their tire treads to slick, and their wheels grew wider. Monkey was currently playing around with Spine Buster's speed. He shifted the next gear, and floored the gas. The car sped up immediately. "Woohoohoohoo!" He said, "Awesome!" Sonic got behind his buddy, Tails. "You ready, Tails?" He asked. "You bet!" Tails answered. Shadow was currently thinking about Maria, but again put his memories to the side. Nolo and Karma soon reached the ramp, and jumped into the portal. The first thin
1.Noona is so Pretty - JongKey"Hey Key, guess what?" Jonghyun asked.1.Noona is so Pretty - JongKey5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What?" Kibum replied through a yawn.
"I got a girlfriend."
The two boys were resting through their lunch hour on the school roof, gazing at the cloudless blue sky. Jonghyun and Kibum were always together above all else and were friends since primary school. You would never see one without the other. All their peers knew this. Kibum knew this. So he didn't know when his friend had the time to get a girlfriend. Their friendship was the reason why girls stayed away. Most thought the two were in "that" kind of relationship.
"When?" Kibum asked.
"She's in my Literature class, a nice Chinese girl who transferred in last month. She confessed to me this morning so I said yeah," Jonghyun stated.
"You said yes? You barely know her," Key retorted.
"That's the point of dating hyung. Besides, you know I wanna know Chinese. Man Key, you had to see her, she was too cute. Her Korean was so bad but she was trying really hard. Maybe she can help me with my Chinese
A Study of Twins: ProloguePrologue:A Study of Twins: Prologue7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Wheeljack, no, Ratchet said, standing firm.
They need to be raised by a pair, the engineer pointed out. You and Ironhide are--
Not taking them, Ratchet insisted. He turned away from Wheeljack to continue cleaning up for the next shift.
Youre the only one on the team with a mate, Wheeljack told his friend. And you were the one who said it would be best for them to have two parental figures.
Had I know that I was apparently volunteering Ironhide and myself, I would have kept silent.
Wheeljack frowned. Ratchet, I know you want to, but you are the only one that can.
Ratchet sighed, pausing in his cleaning. There was just no way of getting out of this. Wheeljack was not going to let him back down. The medic let his gaze shift over to the corner of the medical bay, where the subjects of the argument lay curled together in recharge. Ratchet was quiet for the longest tim
Interview with an ArtistResponding to questions that I mentioned in this journal - http://fav.me/d6vor3v (These are, obviously, all of the questions that were asked; but if enough questions are still asked after this batch, I may do this again with the new ones)Interview with an Artist1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
1. Why does your left eye bleed in every drawing?
- Because it is a mask.
2. How were you introduced to devianart? And how do you feel about your growing popularity?
- Hmm, can't quite remember. It was a long time ago, well, it feels like a long time because I stopped using my account for like 1-2 years and then came back. And for the popularity, I usually just sit down like 'why do people like me I don't get it' ehehehehehe damn you low self esteem
3. How do you deal with hate on the internet? Do you have any sassy comebacks? -flees-
- Depends on the hate. If it's obvious griefing that's empty, then I just ignore it. If it's idiotic rabid fangirl brats saying retarded things like OMG JEFF IS IMMORTAL BECAUSE HE IS SO
I love you (Never gonna end)This room holds the silenceI love you (Never gonna end)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This room holds our hands
I love you
Barely a whisper
It’s never gonna end
Rain outside and it’s so damn cold
I sleep beside you and in you I’m lost
Baby, baby one more whisper from your lips
Gently touch me and give me that sweet kiss
I love you
I need you
I was born to love you
You were born to love me
It’s absolutely clear
Don’t you agree?
Paper clutched in my hand
I love you
Was never meant to end
My little sweet baby
My sexy lover and my dear friend
Words are written, we move closer in bed
You kiss me slowly while I’m holding your hand
Cause I love you
Never gonna end