Writing Editorial: Killing CharactersGiven that I'm now into the swing of my original novel, I thought I'd begin a new segment where I share my knowledge on certain topics.Writing Editorial: Killing Characters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all you writers out there these segments will help you be better writers.
Granted I am still an amateur writer at best
I maintain the argument that I at least KNOW what makes good writing or at the very least on the topics we discuss I know what needs to be talked about.
This will be the first of several editorials and I only decided to start on this topic because of the current Bleach and the recent chapter of Fairy Tail.
So let's begin
What does it mean to kill a character?
Well killing a character basically means that you're getting rid of them, they're gone.
You can't use them anymore. (Unless of course death is cheap in your world, but who wants that?)
PEOPLE DIE WHEN THEY ARE KILLED!
It's very easy to say off a red shirt with no plot importance, but what about when you want to kill off a character that you feel your audience
Coining a mental disorder... (Update 3/11)I feel I've encountered this type too many times for it not to need a name.Coining a mental disorder... (Update 3/11)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For our fanfic riffs, StevosStuff and I coined the term Gappy Stu after encountering tons of similar characters across Touhou fanfiction with the exact same traits. Nowadays, even people who hate my or Stevo's guts use the term Gappy unironically. Now, there's a new thing that needs to be coined.
It's a certain personality type I've encountered across the internet, and I used to be one of these myself. I wanted to call it "IonBlaster Syndrome," named after my old nickname before Spaztique, but that only has significance to me. And besides, even when I first switched over to Spaztique back in the mid 2000s, I still had plenty of serious issues.
UPDATE 3/10/15: Tons of people have said this sounds like Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and although it shares many of the similar symptoms, there are some distinctions between this and general Narcissistic Personality Disorder. What I'm talking ab
I got hackedHi this is lifeloser. The last couple of weeks have been truly chaotic time of my life.I got hacked7 months ago in Personal More Like This
All my online accounts with major websites like Tumblr got hacked and vanished from the sites.
At first I was dumbfounded by the whole ordeal and then I panicked and got mad.
However I soon realized that being swept up in anger would not get me anywhere, so I tried all I can to fix the situation.
Firstly I got help from my aunt who's proficient in English and requested for an explanation and recovery of my account to Tumblr.
However all I got from them was that the recovery is not possible. I was in despair once again. I received the same disappointing
responses from the other websites as well.
Then Deviantart sent me a reply saying that if I insert my password within 30 days, my account
can be restored. I was thrilled but when I tried it as instructed, the password wouldn't go through.
After a series of disheartening and distressing trials (my email had been hacked too and it was impossible to find
Drawing advice, as it were.Today on Shrinemaiden.org, I was talking with a gentleman who was having trouble making progress with his art. That is, he was stagnating--drawing every day, yet not getting better. I guessed--correctly, as it turns out--that his problem was sameness. Line drawing, anime style, #2 pencil, day in, day out. How did I know? Because that used to be me.Drawing advice, as it were.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some artists can put pen to paper and draw from nothing, just put down a couple eyes and scrit-scrit-scrit, next thing you know, there's a cute girl where once there was naught but white space. That's not how I operate, and in my view it's not how beginners should learn.
We've all fantasized about being able to beam images straight from our mind onto paper. But if we could, we'd quickly find out that our mental images aren't as precise as we give them credit for. Why? Because our brains are wired to retain only enough information about an obje
Diluting QualityBioshock Infinite was one of the few games I’ve completed and been quite happy to immediately start again from the beginning. So good was the story and immersive the universe it crafted that it was a joy to replay again and again.Diluting Quality1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It had that quality so rarely found in interactive entertainment: a satisfying end.
With most games striving to be epics, we’re usually left with the developers leaving the door wide open for a sequel that may never materialise, and no ending at all, or just a crap boss battle followed by the credits to act as a marker for when and where the budget ran out.
Bioshock Infinite had genuine closure and had given you all the information you needed over the course of the game to answer any lingering questions yourself.
It was a perfect, stand-alone product.
And then Burial At Sea comes along.
I was delighted at the thought of returning to Rapture and spending more time with Booker and Elizabeth, but now, having play
Animated Pixel Dolls COMMISSIONS CLOSEDAnimated Pixel Dolls COMMISSIONS CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Journal Here:
$8.00 = A transparent pixel character (non-animated)
+$1.00 for a blink or other super simple animation
+$2-10.00 for animation (prices vary on difficulty)
+$2.00 for every character added after the first
+$1.00-4.00 for a background (prices vary on difficulty)
-$4.00 if on a canvas 100x100 or smaller
Touhou Crossover Fanart Competition!UPDATE OF UPDATE! submission is closed! There might be activity for people that have contacted me so don't worry about thatTouhou Crossover Fanart Competition!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For judging I will need to contact everyone and there will be some behind the scenes stuff... (seriously how are we supposed to judge everyone's amazing efforts, this is overdrive) I am not giving a date when the winners are announced. But I will follow the timeline mentioned before.
A question about edits- minor edits are allowed. For example changing of levels/channels or if you forgot to colour one bit. Big changes means that regardless of the time you entered I will move your entry to the late folder. I've capped all the submissions!
Thank you very much! Hosting this contest, I'm really happy i did it!
Update: There have been a lot of people asking for an extension with this contest... And I'll feel really horrible to decline when people are working hard!
Last wordsI have been receiving mails where some blame me for the demise of DE. I did not order the attack as I said before. Ganonmaster closed the place because of that. I did not. All I wanted was my forum back. I did not want it gone. It was an important recourse for Source users. It isn't my fault someone took this to the extreme and hacked the place, making Ganonmaster taking it off line. He said he cared about the community! Well if he did he could have left it in Gnins's hands at least in stead of taking it all down. I know Gnin cares. I sought legal means to get my place back. I never wished for this. Me and Ash despite several obstacles in the DE history manage to find a solution and kept the community alive. Ganonmaster took all that away because he had enough. Well Ganon. It was not your community to shut down. And you never sought another solution. That I now get the blame is down right offensive. These accusations in mainly made by members who don't know the history and the time andLast words1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Forest of the drizzling rain (Descarga)Última actualización de los links: 9 de julio, 2014 (Mediafire) 21 de Marzo, 2015 (4shared, porque se quito)Forest of the drizzling rain (Descarga)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
En caso de que alguno de los links ya no sirva, se ruega que se avise, tambien si se encuentra un texto en inglés.
el menú de guardado quedo sin traducir debido a que no pude encontrar como hacerlo.
AVISO: DEBIDO A ALGUNAS PARTES DESCUBIERTAS SIN TRADUCIR AMBOS ARCHIVOS DEBEN SER ACTUALIZADOS. DISCULPEN LAS MOLESTIAS.
links de mediafire y 4shared, escojan el que quieran:
Resolución de problemas
Q: me dice que me falta el rtp
R: Descargatelo de aqui: http://tkool.jp/support/download/rpgvxace/rtp e instalalo.
Q: Tengo el rtp descargado e instalado pero no me funciona el juego, dice que el archivo esta corrupto
R: No se que origina este error, pero parece ser bastante común, la solución es descargarse la vers
Dreaming In TG - A History and GuideThis journal is about dreams. So if dreams scare you, then you should go hide. If you want to dream your TG fantasies however, stay tuned. this might just help you.Dreaming In TG - A History and Guide8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I don't really know what the normal age is to develop a fetish, but for me it happened when I was quite young. I can remember having a TF fetish back when there was still a little mesh fence on my bad so I wouldn't roll out and die overnight. (although my parents did leave that thing on there a little longer than they needed to) But when I really think about it, i have to say that Disney was responsible for this early discovery of fetish-dom. It all started when my Babysitter took me to her nieces' house. They were, I guess about 4 years younger than me. maybe more. They were like 3 and 2, and I was probably about 6 or 7. So they're just chillin' watching Snow White. The Uber sheltered child that I was, I had never seen it
InterstellarInterstellar7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
My Catbug Plush was on RoosterTeeth!UPDATE: Woot! I finally got 80,000 page views! <33 Thank you so much everyone!My Catbug Plush was on RoosterTeeth!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OMG! RoosterTeeth had my Catbug plush on their show and they loved him!!! So AWESOME!! Link here to the podcast at 10:02 minutes in the show: http://roosterteeth.com/podcast/episode.php?id=213
[PT 1] Anime PLZ Accounts[PT 1] Anime PLZ Accounts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2 - Blushing | Sad | Crying | Angry | Annoyed | Sleeping, Drowsy | Shocked, Scared etc.
Part 3 - Confused | Facepalm | Omnomnom | RapeFace | Random
I know that there are a lot of journals like this on dA, but I want to make an extra journal
for the most of the Anime PLZ accounts because the most of the journals have a few only
and I want to have them all in one journal, maybe it's useful for some other people too.
Feel free to send new on
A Sweet Lesson On PatienceA NYC Taxi driver wrote:A Sweet Lesson On Patience3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and
Pokemon is ForeverPokemon is Forever6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
Commission Info: OPENPAYPAL COIMMISSIONS ONLY!!Commission Info: OPEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Lineart; $5 (+$5 for each additional character)
Lineart Colors no shadows; $10 (+5 for each additional character +$2 add Shadow)
With shadows and background; $18 (+5 for each additional character)
"Elements of Commission" $20
:icontwilightclapplzony ( Let me know for the Lineart If you want plain black lines or MLP style colorful lines). Note for MLP I will not take any commissi
Mega Man X Fanimation and Monty (to clarify)To anyone confused about Monty's involvement in this let me clarify.Mega Man X Fanimation and Monty (to clarify)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Aside from being one of my best friends, huge inspiration and mentor for years...
-He encouraged me to go for it. To do a fan animation of my fav game series rather than use my original lame looking robot character who had no background story or fan base. I already wanted to do an X fan film, so it was clear. (X8 not being my fav of the series, but it was my only resource for models at the time)
-I was hesitant to go through with it out of fear that Capcom would sue me...but this is the guy who made Dead Fantasy...so went on anyway. It was a risk I had to take and thankfully Capcom played it cool.
-He tweaked my animation in the 1 clip from 1:34-36 to make the spin kick look more badass.
-Zero's black visor was his idea.
-He provided the KOS-MOS gatling guns and helped me make th
Introducing... No Limits Fallacy!Also known as NLF, a no limits fallacy is something that I see often. Some people think that certain characters can beat characters out of their weight class for one certain ability.Introducing... No Limits Fallacy!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Heres an example...
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Augus. Nozarashi is capable of cutting through anything... HOWEVER, we have never seen it demonstrate cutting through something with planet-level durability (Augus has planet-level durability) so we cannot just assume it will cut him in half.
Giorno Giovanna vs. Elder God Demonbane. Yes, Giorno is OP as hell (He could stomp the entire Saint Seiya-verse, TTGL-verse and DBZ-verse at the same time) and its all thanks to GER (Gold Experience Requiem). What does it do? It negates your stats to zero. Instantly. It has infinite reaction speed... but, we have never seen GER negate something on Elder God Demonbane's level so we cannot just say that Giorno beats Elder God Demonbane.
30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!I've reached 30,000 watchers!30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To celebrate I will be giving away a total of 3000 to random of my watchers!
There will be 10 randomly selected winners of 300 each!
How to Enter
It's a giveaway to my watchers, so you must be watching me to participate
It's never too late to watch me, feel free to do so if you like my art
Simply favorite this journal, it will automatically give you a number
After 48h from posting this journal, I will use http://www.random.org/ to generate random numbers.
If the random generated number is the same from the number next to your name in the f
Death Battle Co-Host HelpThis is for people who need help finding some info or some people to join and help there battles. These are what the people specialize in or what they know a lot of info about if you want to put out what you know a lot of in the comments just let me know and I will update thisDeath Battle Co-Host Help5 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconandx1251: Xenoblade and Kirby
:iconyellowflash1234: Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist, Metal Gear Rising, Asura's Wrath, and Pokemon
:iconmythkirby: Kirby and Asura's Wrath
:iconarmadrillo1234: Sonic, Pokemon, Mario, Lilo and Stitch, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It-Ralph, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Mega-Man,
Five Nights at Freddy's, Mega-Man, Five Nights at Freddy's, Cartoons and Frozen
:iconmojaramask: My little pony, Metal Gear Solid, Doom, Duke Nukem, Blood, Shadow,Warrior Halo, Painkiller, Serious Sam, Star Wars: Dark Forces,
Call of Juar
New 52 Canon (CONSTANTLY UPDATING)The following are any shorts in the New 52 'canon'. With so many writers, here's a handy place to keep up with what's going on. Remember, there will be some quality control, so fetishising your own character while putting others down isn't quite welcome. With that out of the way, present the list!New 52 Canon (CONSTANTLY UPDATING)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
First Day on the Job (Lady N Gentleman)
Arrival of a God V2 (Lord Xamweth)
Xamweth Meets Cel and Fel (Lord Xamweth)
An Introduction (Shadow Frost 1)