Improve your writing! Tips and techniquesMy guide to....Improve your writing! Tips and techniques1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Improving your writing by eliminating the bad stuff and stocking up on the goods
Hey, aspiring writers. Is your New Year's resolution to improve your writing? I know you're out there. Whether any of you are reading this is anyone's guess, but I'm being as hopeful as I can. If any of you are looking for improvement, simply skim this journal entry and, hopefully, take away some enlightenment in a small doggy bag.
I've been taking note of writing tutorials and would like to share with you my knowledge in the following categories:
1) Cliches: spotting them, avoiding them, and fixing them
2) Plot development
3) Characters: names, development, and what not to do
5) Being accurate
4) Additional topics
5) Gremmer and spelingg
6) Self and peer editing
ImprovementOver the years, many people have asked me for how long I've been drawing. While it's true that I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was never that serious about it. In a sense, you can ask yourself if I was any serious on art altogether. Because, in the end, all kids draw. I think most people can remember making drawings in grade school. Because it's something kids do naturally. Depicting the world around them with images. The beautiful thing is that kids have no fear. They just draw whatever they like, and are usually happy with it. It isn't until the age of 10 or 12, that the outside world suddenly expects you to be either good at something, or stop doing it. It's at that age that we become self cautious about drawing. And therefore it's around that age many kids eventually stop drawing.Improvement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I came to that age as well. I have to admit... it kicked in a little late on me.
For those that wonder what I'm talking about; those are the 2 years I stopped
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.Why equipment doesn't matter all that much1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
How Videogames Changed The World.A recent documentary aired in Fair Blighty, listing 25 games that had an influence on global culture, as selected by life-long gamer and professional grumpy-pants, Charlie Brooker.How Videogames Changed The World.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's currently on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbr5z1Uu_U
There may be an issue watching it outside the UK, but if you've an interest in gaming culture I'm sure you can track it down elsewhere.
It's well worth a watch.
You'd be surprised at what holds the #1 spot!
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GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go On8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
Why I Believe In Shadow+AmyShadow the Hedgehog cutscene is called "the power of love" and Shadow is talking about Amy in it. There have been tons of rumors of Silver being Shadow and Amy's kid/grandkid/greatgrandkid, also in the original first group photo for SA2B Shadow and Amy were holding hands. PLUS one of the SEGA producers compared Shadow and Amy to this show called InuYasha, where the two characters "InuYasha" and "Kagome" have the same personalities of Shadow and Amy are are bonded by a red string of fate and are in love.Why I Believe In Shadow+Amy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5niZaofob0 ( Unfortunately the video has been removed...If any of you know the scene I'm talking about, please send me a link a video of it so I may share it in this journal )
Amy Rose has also shown to be somewhat fond of Shadow, having an unusual amount of faith in him when he seems to lack faith in himself. Being a somewhat equally willed person, she tends to help Shadow regain sight of his purpose, and keep him in check. She has als
Something that was and will be again.Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed/produced by Sam Raimi?Something that was and will be again.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
RIP Bob HoskinsVeteran actor Bob Hoskins has died: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27224995RIP Bob Hoskins9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The man played a whole range of characters, from Smee (Hook) to Khrushchev (Enemy at the Gates) but he'll probably be remembered (and envied by those of us with a looser grip on reality) for his role as Eddie Valiant, the LA gumshoe from Who Framed Roger Rabbit whom the badly-drawn Jessica bounced off, slunk around and serenaded.
For that, I think we'll all forgive him for Mario Bros.
Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
Woops. I made it interesting.The comics in the Apsara Portfolio can generally be described as “titillation with a thin veneer of story”.Woops. I made it interesting.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of people have voiced disappointment with the recent Jailer comic because I inverted that formula. I stupidly put what turned out to be an interesting premise in a comic where a good narrative hook actually ruins it. It was intended to be a one-shot, but the build-up has too epic a feel to it, leaving the second half and (apparent) conclusion to be unfulfilling.
Solution: I add more to the story. More little chapters that drip-feed character details, which now exist because I started writing them as soon as people began to voice their dissatisfaction.
It should make the opening “chapter” feel more worthwhile.
The whole thing will still be an Apsara comic, though, so don’t expect an easing of the usual Apsara elements.
Get Smashed in AnimationHey buddies!!Get Smashed in Animation1 month ago in Personal More Like This
The new Starbomb music video - SMASH is out!!!
I had the pleasure of coloring some sequences from my amazing friend Paul ter Voorde :iconpaultervoorde:
Check them out!! -->http://paultervoorde.tumblr.com/post/105373685395/bit-of-a-long-post-sorry-hey-guys-been-gone
Follow Studio Yotta for more goodies -->http://studioyotta.com/
I joined Yotta a while ago (thanks to my good pal Jake Ganz) and this was the first project I helped out on. I'm so thrilled to be a part of this amazing team and I hope to work on more projects with them. It makes such a difference to work in group.
Personal life has been super crazy but things have calmed down and I have my hours back to finish that darn Eddsworld cartoon!! Progress has been very slow but I'm working on it. I will try my best to post gifs or screenshots on my tumblr or here depending. There's a lot I can't show to avoid spoilers but I hope to keep you guys updated!
I know I have to work faster with more hours
Someone's trying to get into my DA account.Just got a password reset notification email.Someone's trying to get into my DA account.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Can't really understand the mentality of people that set out to cause digital vandalism.
Angsty, pathetic little minds, so stunted on the creativity front that the only way they can feel any sense of accomplishment is by undoing someone else’s efforts?
I just can't think that....small.
You can do any number of things with your time, any number of wonderful things to make your mark on the world. If all you can come up with is doing something to make another person’s life more difficult: you’re a bit of a prick.
I hate the sonic fandom. Everybody's characters are pretty much the same. About 99.9% of them are chicks with extremely showy/bright/glowing clothes, and the rest are pretty much recolors that most of the time have the same backstory as Shadow or another really popular character. Most of them also have the power of fire/ice, or some other element that ton of other people already use. I admit there are a couple of really good well thought out sonic fc's, but they don't even get that popular because they don't fit in with the other "popular" characters.I hate the sonic fandom.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It seems like people only watch me for my sonic art. Cause whenever I draw ANYTHING that's not sonic related (usually stuff that I work the hardest on/love the most) people completely ignore it. It's like I'm not allowed to draw the shit that I DO want to draw, which pisses me off because sonic art isn't going to get me anything that I want in life. Having a crapload of sonic watchers doesn't get you a job. . . it gets you watchers. An
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
Goodbye BossSome of you may have heard this already but Dondi Bethea aka:icondmajorboss: who's my editor and writer for Sugarbits and a good friend has recently passed away. He was part of Snafu and and we will cherish his memory and contribution to our team.Goodbye Boss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
Puff Most Epic ClubCheck out :iconbeeare:'s new clubPuff Most Epic Club2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another PPG fanfic he's working on, the group is still new and welcoming new members to contribute powerpuff related story ideas and arts.
Check it out!
Also here's an update of my webcomics progress along with the following writers:
PPGD writer - :iconBeeare: (ongoing) http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/
Grim Tales writer - :iconneoedensking: (ongoing) http://grim.snafu-comics.com/
Skullboy writers - :iconskull-boy666: , :iconneoedensking: (ongoing) http://skullboy.snafu-comics.com/
Sugarbits (on hold) http://sugar.snafu-comics.com/
Some new readers are asking when I usually update, all I can say is I will update two comics each week. So just check it out weekly.
Legend of Korra - Book 2Sweeeeeeeeeeet.Legend of Korra - Book 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
How is Avatar the only cartoon like this?! The original series came out years ago and was a huge success: a family friendly, mature narrative, like any number of live action, fantasy dramas, only animated.
Why has no one copied the formula?! We should be swamped by this kind of goodness!!
As much as I like the visuals of Anime, the narrative usually lost in translation....... or was just crap to begin with.
Western writing combined with Eastern animation techniques (or should that read "slave labour"?) is just brilliant!
Check out what I made!I made these using a Japanese program called called EmoFuri! It allows you to turn 2D pictures into animations like these! It's pretty awesome!Check out what I made!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Though, it maybe kinda complicated if you don't know Japanese or don't know how to use Photoshop, but it's pretty simple after you look at some tutorials ... okay that's all...
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
I'd buy that for a dollar.In my last journal entry, I brought to your attention Australia's flying cluster of nipples.I'd buy that for a dollar.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to show you the kind of thing public funds SHOULD be spent on: http://kotaku.com/detroit-really-is-getting-a-giant-robocop-statue-here-504967648
Yes, the city of Detroit is getting a giant, bronze statue of.....ROBOCOP.
I'm moving to Detroit. The place kinda looks like Fallout, but they have taste!
Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERSThose following me on Facebook are well aware that I, along with a little over 100 SXSW attendees, were treated to an extended clip from the 2014 movie by Mr. Edwards himself!Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERS11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Man oh man oh shevitz, THAT was a thing, lemme’ tell ya.
Again, it has been recounted in many other places the play-by-play of exactly what went down, but it is impossible to convey the raw awesomeness in words alone. I daresay this flick is gonna’ be a crowd-pleaser. That said, I’ll just run through the highlights of what I saw.
- Aaron Taylor Johnson is escorting a little Japanese boy that I think he’s just keeping an eye on during this segment of the film. Not sure what the story is there, but they’re on a monorail when the power goes out.
- SOMETHING’S going on out in the Hawaiian jungle, and it starts a fire that catches the attention of attendees at a luau. Suddenly, a little girl notices the water from the shore receding…and people start running, because, y’
ORGANIZED AKU/AKUBLOSS HEADCANON/ANALYSIS POSTSYOOOOO HOLY SHIT so over the years i've rambled on tumblr and had people ramble at me too and the thoughts present in my art developed this wayORGANIZED AKU/AKUBLOSS HEADCANON/ANALYSIS POSTS2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
so if you want to know what i'm talking about half the time, this is a good place to start
WHAT IS A HEADCANON?
A headcanon is a theory using evidence from canon to fill in things canon left out or kept ambiguous. It's essentially literary analysis for popular fandom: You see the material, you notice something small, and use context clues and other stuff to make sense of it or link it back to something else in the material.
Headcanons are possible explanations with supporting evidence; they aren't canon, but they COULD be. They're interpretations of canon that build upon the source material instead of altering it.
Y'all are probably well aware of this, but most of my efforts here are spent on my favorite character and my OTP. Aku, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls/PPG, Blossom, Akubloss, fuckin ALL THAT SHIT.
PLEASE NOTE that some of this is
Map of the Problematique Tribute + NewsAkuBlossom's wonderful fanfic just reached 80+favs and 50 followers on Fanfiction.net!Map of the Problematique Tribute + News8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Without it, there would be none of this:
AkuxBlossom Wallpaper by shaharaji am here by teacupballerinaHAHAHAHA by teacupballerinalelelelelelellele aku liks u red child by teacupballerinaHello Thar, Red Child by MiM-AlementDark by MiM-AlementMr. Uka Does Not Approve by shaharajRuler and His She Beast by MiM-Alementgift//curse by teacupballerinaAku's snow white queen is AKU'S by EastervampireEP - PPGxRRB oshi by teacupballerinaTeacher's Pet by SweetEmberCakesEmbraced in Your Arms by SweetEmberCakesUka-sensei by SweetEmberCakesHomework,Tests, and mean Teachers. by SweetEmberCakes:Pcom: Shin!Blossom by Aria-PariA Bunch Of Animals by BatmanVillainGirlPPGxSJ: Being Consumed by His Darkness by Miss-StoryholicBlossom And Aku by Miss-StoryholicWatching by Freaky--PandaCommander and the.........ooooh CRAP by HitorazeKaiju