Medicine Cat Herb GuideBorage LeavesMedicine Cat Herb Guide4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Small plant with pink or blue flowers and hairy leaves. Chewed and eaten by nursing queens for producing better milk. Also treats fevers. Can be easily identified by it's star shaped flowers.
Tall stemmed thistle with a sharp smell and dark leaves. When dug up and washed off, it is chewed into a pulp, and put on wounds inflicted by rats to keep them from becoming infected. Can also be used on infected rat bites to lessen and heal the pain.
A leafy and delicious-smelling plant which is rarely found in the wild. Mostly found in Twoleg Gardens. Best cure for Greencough.
Sweet smelling plant, which has large leaves, which are almost fern-like. When the leaves are chewed, the juice can be placed on wounds to prevent or heal infection. The roots can be chewed up and eaten to cure bellyache.
Put on a wound to soak up and stop (or slow) the bleeding.
ASK the ARTIST Interview - ZombiesmileASK the ARTIST Interview - Zombiesmile1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with Zombiesmile
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `Zombiesmile, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Zombiesmile.
Hi, thanks for having me! :3
* Zombiesmile is super excited, oh god! * -*;
~rankirubai asks "In what ways has Shaun helped your art and creativity improve? What kinds of insights on art, character design, storytelling, etc has he given you?"
Before I met Shaun (`endling) I was pretty much on my own when it came to art, looking things up and reading tutorials etc. It's been really hard sometimes.
Nowadays, he's the person I talk to all the time, discussing art and stories and games and such. it's really important to me to have another opinion on my work, especially from someone
A writing tutorial of sortsOkay, so in this tutorial sort of thing I'm going to tell you how I write and some tips.A writing tutorial of sorts1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This mostly goes for reader-inserts, just so you know 'kay ^^
This is just how I work though, and I'm positive there are a multitude of different ways to write, this is just how I do it. Experiment! Play around and use different ways to find your own style.
First off is how I write:
Step one: the initial idea.
I start off with a vague idea, something I find cute for instance. It can be a scene or a quote or just something random crossing your mind. Personally I write any ideas down, you never know when then can be useful!
After you've decided on the type of story you want to write, you decide on your characters.
Step two: characters and writing perspective.
An important step! You have to choose a character, unless your idea fits one extremely well. I try to choose different characters, as sticking to one can get boring (Fanfic wise).
You also have to decide if you're going t
SAI reviewSAI review5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I can already hear the chorus of "WHAT, YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PAINT TOOL SAI?!?" - NO GUYS I DIDN'T!!111!!!ONE!!!! I think I saw it mentioned a couple of days ago at Deviantart and the moment I read "it loads superfast" I knew I had to try it. And I think I am a bit in love!
SAI vs. Photoshop
Assuming you mostly use Photoshop for your digital painting, SAI has three peculiarities:
it loads instantly, because it's super light (less than 5MB when installed), so it doesn't lag
its default brushes allow color blending (putting it more in the Opencanvas/Painter league, but I'll get there in a moment)
it just does that: digital painting. I think it's important to stress this part because Photoshop's ambition basically is to be an all-encompassing graphic program. You can use it for digital painting, for photo editing, for web design, there's even some vector function if you click on the dreaded pen tool. It's great to have so many things in one place but, aside from maki
OC--rp Character Sheet- baseOC RP character:OC--rp Character Sheet- base3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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ME: Questions, Questions... 2The Commander still isn't satisfied, and she has a whole new question, somewhat deeper than the last:ME: Questions, Questions... 23 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
What do you think of love?
Joker: It's effed up. [pause] Oh, but you were serious, weren't you? Hell, why wouldn't you be serious? I can never tell when you're joking, Commander. Maybe if you lightened up a bit more then I wouldn't have all of this confusion… [sigh]
Aren't you going to answer?
Gah, fine. Love is… different for everybody. Me? I love ships, I love the way they move, I love the sense of control I have when I'm busting this baby from one move to the next. It's like something you can't walk away from. You love your job, right?
I wouldn't exactly say I love being the chess piece standing against the Reapers…
Yeah, but you love being who you are, right? If you didn't love being who you were, then you'd be sane and walk away or be as stupid and ignorant as thos
OC Bio Sheet *BLANK*BasicsOC Bio Sheet *BLANK*1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
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Please (Don't) Hate MeIf I told you a liePlease (Don't) Hate Me1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But it made you smile
Would it still be a sin?
If I opened the door
But turned you away
Would you still come in?
If I sliced my skin
But it didn't hurt
Would it still be wrong?
If I acted all brave
But couldn't face it
Would I still be strong?
If I tied my noose
Around a tree's open arms
Would it be an embrace?
If I left tonight
And begged you stay
Would you still give chase?
If I committed sin
But hurt nobody
Would I be welcome above?
If I do something you hate
But only for your good
Could it still be true love?
Blank Info Sheet::: BASIC INFO :::Blank Info Sheet4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Proof of Existence:
Other Frequented Worlds:
Least Favourite World:
:: PHYSICAL APPEARANCE ::
:: PERSONALITY ::
DURING BATTLE ::
:: QUOTES ::
Presenting themselves to an opponent:
NaPoWriMo: Day 7Watch out.NaPoWriMo: Day 71 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
She’s a devil,
Glad for her spine,
& her teeth,
even God hands fear her.
For she has arched her back
for a flower-woman
with sin dripping
from her fingers
-who taught her
how to laugh
like the stars.
Demon withinA demonDemon within2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Making her host
Her will to live
I can't lose her
I'll help her
While I still can
Lost enough friends
To be alone
So the demon
Has no one
But I'll stay
She needs help
Her demon does
Are not her fault
I know it
So I'll always
Stand by her side
No matter what
NaPoWriMo: Day 2sometimes,NaPoWriMo: Day 21 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
i have this
sudden urge to cut
most of the time,
i just wish I were anything
other than me.
a rocket ship, a bird-
the sweet flavored smoke
I promised my girlfriend
these briar patch lungs
would not in.hale.
i have fallen in love
with the strangest of things-
eyes that intimidate
the way my scars
play hide and seek
with her hands. -
the love letters
that start and end
pressed against limbs.
i make promises
i know i can not keep.
but if i were a liar
i would say i was tired
of writing to the stars.
This Thing We Call DepressionThere's a story I'd like to tell,This Thing We Call Depression3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A story of a girl who was diagnosed.
Diagnosed with a terrifying thing,
Something that would threaten her life for years to come.
Something that she could never escape,
No matter how she ran,
No matter how she struggled.
This diagnosis was a horrific thing to the girl,
Although, not surprising at all.
The symptoms had swallowed her for days,
Months of this thing inside of her.
This thing that we call
There are people who tell her,
"You're only sad."
However, that isn't the case.
See, she was never diagnosed with sadness.
Everyone knows sadness.
She was never diagnosed with emotion.
Everyone knows emotion.
She was never diagnosed with temporary heartbreak,
Everyone knows all those things.
She was diagnosed with something much, much worse.
Since then, she's suffered with such a terrible thing...
But for days..
Months of this <
Things Everyone Should Know About WritingThings Everyone Should Know About Writing2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Things That Everyone Should Know About Writing
Points of View
Things you need to be aware of before reading:
If you would like to quickly jump to a topic, press F3 on your keyboard and type in one of the preceding topics you wish to learn about.
I would like to point out that it IS possible for you to view this piece of writing with proper indenting. Just press the ¶ button in the top right corner then read away~
Points of View
Recently it has been brought to my attention that a good number of literary works that are lacking in basic skills and the fundamentals of writing. I believe that everyone, regardless of (a reasonable) age and skill level, should at least be aware the topics we will cover. We will discuss different points and simple ways to improve your overall writing skills.
First we will discuss the different narratives that you may choose to write in: first person, second per
Broken Little GirlEmpty eyesBroken Little Girl5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Filled with sorrow
Filled with agony
Filled with anger
Look at her
Look at what
You turned her into
Writing Kick-Ass Plots and Characters You had the most awesome dream last night. You had a dream that an evil overlord is slain by a victorious knight. Hey! Wouldn't that be an awesome story? You started writing a little bit, but you’re stuck. You don’t even know who this knight is, how did the overlord get so powerful?Writing Kick-Ass Plots and Characters5 months ago in Sketches More Like This
Oh well it must be a stupid idea. Time to delete the files and do your homework.
WHAT ARE DOING? WHAT, WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? (if you caught that reference I love you) By all means finish your homework BUT STOP! Your story idea isn't stupid! It’s just not exactly finished or polished yet!
1. Write it out
Write out a summary of your idea. Anything you have, a character idea, plot idea, anything. Now we’re going to the next part, but don’t forget on your summary. Keep it in your mind and think on it. It may take a couple hours, or some days.
Now your story needs characters! Whoever they are, they drive the story and give it purpose. Yo
Intro to PropmakingIntro to Propmaking2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
FX School of Hard Knocks: Intro to the world of Propmaking.
OK a lot of nice people have written to me saying they want to learn how to do what I do and was wondering if I can share some secrets over NOTEs.
I don't want to seem like I'm blowing off you guys who are noobs to the Prop making but there are a few things you need to know before you waste money and time to find out this is not what you had in mind. So this is me giving you a basic picture of what it is like - in words.
First thing you guys need to know is "Prop Making" deals with making REAL LIFE PHYSICAL PROPS THAT ARE MADE WITH CHEMICALS AND A LOT OF MONEY COSTING MATERIALS THAT COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. We make Real Things that can be seen and touched. We are not making drawings or concept art or some imaginary thing. So anything that is physical will need a lot of production time, creative skill, mental energy and a Whole Lotta materials!
Materials cost money:
- If you want to get into prop making, yo
DrowningIm drowning in a sea of hope,Drowning4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Waiting for my knight to save me.
Favorite of KingThe queen is a boring womanFavorite of King3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
She is frigid and stupid
I am a young hot woman and well brought up
An important decision
The king asks my opinion
A torrid night of sex
The king comes in my bedroom
The people of the kingdom hate my attitude
I'm a delicious poison
No matter the king loves me very much
The queen is useless
I am essential
My freshness, my talents
The king is addicted to his mistress
My ambition is to replace the queen