A Major Breakthrough!!! =DHere I was expecting this weekend's journal to be me complaining about how school was taking up a lot of my time and that I wouldn't be able to post as often. Well, I had a major surprise yesterday!A Major Breakthrough!!! =D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember months ago when I said I couldn't get an advertiser for my website? Well yesterday I was finally approved, but I have more reasons than that to be so ecstatic right now. I was expecting the advertisements to generate a few dollars a day for just some addition income, but it turns out that the ads are generating a lot more than I expected. When I say a lot, I mean TEN TIMES what I expected!!!!!!
It's only been about 24 hours, so it's still a little early to estimate just how much this could total in the long run. However, according to the numbers I've been crunching over and over, not only does this new source of income blow out any I've been making so far from commissions or YouTube, but IT COULD NOW BE POSSIBLE TO THIS FULL TIME!!!!
I'm going to give the site a little bit more tim
Point Commissions are OPEN!!!Hello! \^~^/Point Commissions are OPEN!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some examples of what I can do:
Does Bondage art Promote Rape?And if so, what to do about it?Does Bondage art Promote Rape?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started really chewing on this while reading some responses to Blurred Lines which referenced an article that linked "viewing images of objectified women to greater acceptance of sexual harassment and rape."
And it worries me a little.
Because AS a BDSM individual I happen to participate in, consume, and create a lot of art and activities that FROM THE OUTSIDE looks like women being objectified. Any member of the BDSM community worth his or her salt would tell you otherwise, that consent is at the very heart of a healthy Dom Sub relationship. Just read some of Shiniez' "Sunstone" if you had any doubts.
But the truth is the
No Excuses: Being a ProfessionalToday's "No Excuses" Is a little different. It's less about an excuse that I've been told and more of a misconception people have.No Excuses: Being a Professional3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last week I did a "Tutorial Tuesday" on becoming a professional. You can read the post yourself, but in a nutshell it's about getting paid for the artwork you create for other people. After I posted it I received several questions and I realized many of you have a terrible misconception as to what it means to be a professional. So I figured I'd use today to clear this stuff up.
First and foremost, I'm a very strong believer that you should always be compensated for the work you do. In your career, especially early in your career, you'll be asked to do alot of work for free. They'll be alot of excuses as to why you don't deserve to be paid: "You don't have enough experience," "You're too expensive," "Artists are a dime a dozen, if you won't
Embracing DeceptionMidday yesterday (Saturday) I went to the grocery store, alone, in drag. Alex needed eggs for cupcakes, and was too tied up with the baking to go herself. If this were night, or I was going downtown, I wouldn't have considered it. But since it was public and midday, I decided to go.Embracing Deception2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And something magic happened:
I've gone out in drag before, many times. It's (mostly) uncomfortable. People stare. Kids laugh. Mothers usher their children behind them. It used to get me down, but eventually I've built up a bit of a tolerance to it. It's just part of being trans in the Bible belt.
I've often heard the argument that crossdressers crossdress for the attention. They go by the old adage: "negative attention is better than no attention", and maybe there's something to that. But when I'm out, getting hollered at by teenagers, the only thing I want is for the attention to go away.
To become invisible.
This, I think, is the allure to passing.
It's a kind of mag
We have better mental health than vanillas!i've seen this floating round the mainstream media for a day or two: a new article in the journal of sexual medicine suggests that BDSM practitioners hare better mental health than vanillas.We have better mental health than vanillas!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dominants came out healthiest/happiest, switches in the middle, and subs at the bottom, but still above all the non-kinky samples.
here's the abstract:
It has been generally thought that the practice of bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, sadism-masochism (BDSM) is in some form associated with psychopathology. However, several more recent studies suggest a relative good psychological health of BDSM practitioners.
The aim of this study was to compare scores of BDSM practitioners and a control group on various fundamental psychological characteristics.
The results mostly suggest favorable psychological characteristics of BDSM practitioners compared with the control group; BDSM practitioners were less neurotic, more extraverted, more open to new experiences, more conscienti
Commissions are OPEN!!Obviously, you pay in points- no PayPal... Cause I'm not dealing with that XD too complicated XDCommissions are OPEN!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
• No yaoi, yuri, or hentai. Please. No.
• No fetishes
• Only 1-5 characters in the picture
• Only dbz related, I can't draw in another style
• Can be OC's
• You must have a link to your OC if you request it, I don't want to look for it.. .-.
~I'll think of more rules later if I can, but that's what I have right now >w>
Digital or Traditional?
~ Doesn't matter, just say what media you want, and I'll do it
Pay before or after?
~ Please, pay me after. I'll feel pressured if you pay me before xD
Are you actually going to do it?
~ I will do it, it will just take some time because of school and family life right now. Even though I am a procrasinator, this is commissions. I have to do it quick.
It's Time to Write Prose/Poetry! (ONE WEEK LEFT!)About a month ago I held a poll on this group for a contest. As a note, I'm still holding opportunities to donations of prizes! It can be anything positive, folks. Even a nice comment is a donation to the cause. Now, let's get to the juicy stuff and give you everything you need to know for this contest.It's Time to Write Prose/Poetry! (ONE WEEK LEFT!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you have questions, leave them down below and I'll get back to them ASAP.
1. First day back
2. The dragons and the highway
3. I would rather
4. Fooling and travelling
The Deadline: July 5th, 2014
Keep to a reasonable mature level. Smut is accepted, but it should still have purpose.
Fanfiction will totally be accepted. Just note what it's from!
You can use one or more of the prompts listed in your work if you choose.
One entry per person.
3,000 word limit for prose—60 line limit for poetry.
Please send Naktarra your entries i
Help K-Bo. get healthy for his birthday!Help K-Bo. get healthy for his birthday!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Every year on my birthday, I think about positive changes I want to make in my life. I’m proud to say that I’ve made a lot of progress, but there’s something that’s been eluding me for a very long time.
You see, I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. When I was a child, it was to free myself from the stigma of being the “chubby kid.” As I grew up and began to accept myself, it became more of an issue of vanity. And as I outgrew that mindset, the reality of health problems caused by my weight began to set in. I’ve tried just about everything to get it under control for the last 15 years. It’s been an uphill battle that only got more difficult when I injured my back (another bi-product of my weight issues) in 2011. Not gonna lie…in recent months, I had just about given up and resigned myself to concentrating on my art for as long as I could before becoming another victim of
Yu-Gi-Oh Disney Theme Songs!Hello there! I decided that I could make a list with the theme songs from disney movies that I think would fit to the characters! Some of them might have more than one! However I cannot put them all in here can I?Yu-Gi-Oh Disney Theme Songs!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright! I'll add the list and whoever wants to have a link of the song (just in case he/she hasn't heard it before) just ask me with your comment! Okay! Enjoy! (and add me more ideas if you want!)
Yugi Muto: Zero to Hero (Hercules)
Yami Yugi / Atem: Son of Man (Tarzan)
Jounouchi Katsuya: I will go the distance (Hercules)
Anzu Mazaki: Something There (Beauty and the Beast)
Hiroto Honda: You've got a friend in me (Toy Story)
Seto Kaiba: Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
Mokuba Kaiba: Following the Leader (Peter Pan)
Kujaku Mai: I won't say I'm in love (Hercules)
Marik Ishtar: Not one of us (The Lion King 2)
I AM A VAMPIRE!!!! ^,_,^Centaur:I AM A VAMPIRE!!!! ^,_,^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] You are rather wild, and let your instincts run you.
[ ] You get drunk a lot.
[ ] Bravery and boldness is second nature to you.
[ ] You have a deep love for astronomy and the universe.
[/] You like to read your daily horoscope.
[ ] You have a high level of pride in yourself.
[ ] In the woods is the best place for you to be.
[ ] You are spiritual.
[ ] The horse is one of your favorite animal.
[/] You are possessive and territorial.
[ ] Your ears are slightly pointed at the tips.
[/] You are very intelligent.
[X] Your five senses are extremely keen.
[ ] Your weight is quite a bit lighter than the average person at your particular height.
[ ] You always wear elegant clothes and speak as politely as possible.
[X] You are most at peace when you are gazing at something beautiful, like nature.
[ ] You look very young for your age.
[ ] You rarely get sick.
[/] You are a very hard worker.
[ ] Above all other superpowers, you would love to read minds or see
OC LettersDear Watchers,OC Letters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I managed to get all my OCs together to write letters to all of you. Some by force XD. Have fun reading through their greetings.
*Hello friends of my creator. Let me be the first to wish you all well, feel free to drop by mine and sar's place anytime...just dont forget to knock -chuckles-
*Hiyas friends! I'm super SUPER excited to see you all! You're all invited to the SOA Brigade PRONTO! -giggles as Rosie jumps on her head- -smiles- aint she a cutie? -pets her-
*-groans-- I dont wanna do this! Most of these people piss me off in some way...too cheery and like to ship me to goddamned much -twitch- anyways. hi. bye. -walks off-
*D-dont mind m-mister Hikaru...h-he's a bit angry b-but he means well...I w-welcome anyone who w-wants to come skip rocks with me a-at the park...it's nice there under the m-moonlight...-smiles- j-just d-dont push me in the w-water...I c-c-cant swimm... -pats lead vest- uhh..
fave this journal and i shall...(1) Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.fave this journal and i shall...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(2) Tell you a color you remind me of.
(3) Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
(4) Tell you which one of your OC's is my favorite.
(5) Ask you a question, and you must answer.
(6) Tell you something I like about you or your art.
(7) Give you a nickname.
(8) Tell you what am I doing right now..
(9) Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
(10) Tell you to do this in your journal too, if you haven't already.
Transgender: Helpful or Harmful?Transgenders: natural contributor to society's diversity and therefore resilience, or flu virus needing to be responded to and destroyed?Transgender: Helpful or Harmful?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all my science-o-philes out there, I highly recommend watching (or listening to) the lecture Edward O. Wilson gave on group selection and eusociality.
Go here http://longnow.org/seminars/02012/apr/20/social-conquest-earth/ to do that.
Eusocial species have only arisen two dozen times in the history of life on earth, and when they have, they have completely dominated the biological landscape. If you've wondered the "why are we here" and the "where are we going" questions, here's an excellent exploration on those topics.
Personally I love this talk because in the context of Eusociality: transgenderism can not only be natural, but in fact contribute to the resilience of the group through the advantages of biodiversity.
Crossdreamers also posted an excellent blog on transgender animals here http://www.crossdreamers.com/2009/12/t
My Fetish Boots... WooooWI'm sexy with my new fetish boots?My Fetish Boots... WooooW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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So you wanna be a comic book artist?Great rant here from one of my fave artists Ben Caldwell on what skills you need to be a comic book artist.So you wanna be a comic book artist?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Short... sweet.. and to the point.
You can't be a superstar drawing only pin-ups and covers like Adam Hughes unless you pay your dues first.
So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?So... you want to be a comic artist?So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
heres a handy but totally disorganised load of information on the subject
possibly the most useful guide in existance
and its FULL of links...
some of them are quite old and may not exist anymore but there are so many i cannot be bothered sorting them out
*dn't awww at me you should know how lazy I am*
Panelling and Planning
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angles, techniques, and so forth:
1) Plan your comic out carefully first- just do a few scribbles on what is happening in your comic (are they talking? Any action?)
2) If you're not "good" at drawing people/animals/whatever, get a book on anatomy, watch anime/read manga to get a fair idea on what things should look like- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
3) Camera angles: watch tv/movies/read manga to see how the camera is featured: Is it close-up? Birds eye view? Front on?
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angels, techniques, and so forth
Time and Pacing
The smaller the gutter, the shorter amount of time is taken up
i quit.sorta...hehe.i quit.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
as this year starts and moves and hops along, the coloring jobs i have left dwindle. there is a reason for this. i am quitting the coloring biz.
there are still people i work with now that i will continue to work with on all sorts of things. but im not going to color comics anymore .....wait for it.....that i didnt draw!
thats because im going to be a penciller. dream it, do it.
Born AgainThis Tuesday, the 23rd, I ended my life as Michael Schmit and started my life as Noah Page. It's been a long, three month process and a few hundred dollars, but it's done. No going back now.Born Again2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday, the 24th, was my birthday. 28 years ago I started my journey, and yesterday I took time to remember that. It was serendipity that it was the day after my name change hearing, but something about it rang true to me. My first birthday as a new person.
Yesterday, the 24th, early in the morning, my Grandpa died.
His journey as Grover ended. His next, whatever it might be, just began.
It's a sentiment I used to fear, then disdain, then simply ignore.
But now, meditating on reincarnation and renewal
I see it happening all the time.
Enjoy your new day everyone.
Came Out To My Parents TonightI started off by telling them that I had something to say and said that I wear women's clothing. My mum laughed and said they had known for ages, recalling all the times she had found my sisters clothes stashed away somewhere in my room and once when she actually caught me dressed up. She never confronted me about it because it would have been embarrassing for me and they thought it was a phase that would pass. When they saw the photo's of me dressed up for a comic con under the pretense of a bet was when they finally knew for sure. They both said that they accepted it fully (my Dad was especially adamant about that) but expressed confusion as to why I did it, my mum saying that men just look stupid in dresses because it doesn't suit them and they hold themselves wrong. I suppose it's going to take a bit of time to make them really realize that there is a big difference between a non-binary person such as myself and a guy who just likes wearing dresses (indeed I need to make them awareCame Out To My Parents Tonight2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Moon CRYSTAL 2014Finally they released the designs of the characters : http://sailormoon-official.com/animation/characters/moon.phpSailor Moon CRYSTAL 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
I see a lot of people complaining that their limbs are too long and thin.The anime will follow Naoko's art style closer than the old anime....and Naoko's style is defined by long and thin limbs among others.
Sailor Moon: I love that they changed the yellow hair to a milder color. The old shade of yellow was very hard to the eyes. I love how her hair is curled at the tips and how they are many strands of hair and it doesn't look like a big chunk of hair. The only thing I dislike is the placement of the odangos. It makes her head look weird from certain angles. They changed the brooch,earrings and neck piece a little bit.
Sailor Mercury: She looks very pretty. I love her new look. Her senshi costume has no shoulder pads.
Sailor Mars: They changed her earrings into elongated stars. I like how her hair is a deep purple and not black with purple highlights.
Entrevista Vencedores: :devWitchiko:E hoje temos nossa última, porém não menos importante entrevista. Parabéns para a vencedora do terceiro lugar, :iconwitchiko:!Entrevista Vencedores: :devWitchiko:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Descreva um pouco a personalidade do personagem que escolheu e o que lhe levou a criar essa ideia para a foto que você usou para participar do contest.
Ela é Kagami Hiiragi é um dos principais personagens Lucky Star. Ela é Tsundere e gosta de jogos também, mas tem gosto diferente da Konata. Eu escolhi ela mais porque eu já tinha feito esta foto desde ano passsado e a única q eu tinha que poderia entrar no contest.
2) Foi muito difícil fazer essa foto?
Na verdade não, porque foi na festa das flores e morangos de Atibaia que teve ano passado. Eu e a Hitomi fomos na festa e resolvemos tirar fotos de Lucky Star, eu de Kagami e ela de Konata. E tinham muitos cenários legais por conta da festa. Sentamos para descansar um pouco e fizemos fotos neste local. Peguei emprestado o PSP para fotos e fizemos esta foto que usei
Amazing video of incredible Snow Leopard!http://youtu.be/Y-i46AHwkLgAmazing video of incredible Snow Leopard!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How the boy was transformed into living Snow Leopard. Full transformation into furry animal process.
Friend of Joshua and Cheetah. He arrived from far Siberia. Furry - the Snow leopard by the name of Gabriel.
He is a student of older years. He likes parties. He lives in the apartments on 30th floor and sometimes approaches there to large windows and stretches. Light from windows twists it and outlines his silhouette. His ears and long and thick tail. He stretches and thinks that everything is very fine!
He is already rich, but feels, that has to be strong. He loves himself, but life is even more.
The stone city for him - is a game place. His past which it represents now thus. He is beautiful and isn't able to hesitate, he is clever and doesn't ask for trouble. He is - the love, but thus he is an ice and fire mix.
Photo: Andrey Samartzev
Video: Chester Cheetah
Model: Ilya "Catboy" Kot (ME)
Make-up, bodyart, idea: Bast Miriam - bastmiriam.com
LOK season finals - spoilers -Hi,hi sweeties <33LOK season finals - spoilers -10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just have to write about this 'cause it's driving me nuts XD Seriously, I loved Book 4 pretty much, by far my favorite Book but now..... I love it even more! The final two episodes were perfect, I loved every minutes of them(especially the minutes with Bolin <33)....except for like 2 minutes at the end of ep. 13..... well yeah, I'm kind of old-fashioned and I really do not understand where it came from?! I do not really liked Mako & Korra together and I never shipped her with anyone else, I just don't cared about romance in LOK, and now they did something like this??!! I know that they have to respect the fans but I think this is a little too much. Asami & Korra basically hated each other during Book 1 and Book 2, and they were not too close in Book 3 either, except for the last 2 minutes in ep. 13. So, I really do not understand their "relationship" now, or maybe I'm wrong and they're jus