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 Quality4 months 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
National Novel Writing Month 2013It's that time of the year again! October is wearing down and November is nearly upon us, which means that National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner! NaNoWriMo spans from November 1st to 30th and challenges authors to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in just one month. It's a massive event for writers everywhere. The challenge of it and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with writing a novel in just a month is what has made this event successful for so many years!National Novel Writing Month 201311 months ago in Personal More Like This
For many writers, the hardest part about writing a novel is getting from the beginning to the end and finishing it. With NaNoWriMo, in addition to the challenge of writing your novel in just a month, they will help you track your progress, get pep talks, support, as well as meet fellow writers attempting the same challenge. NaNoWriMo is for people of all ages and all levels of writing, many professional novelists also take part in this event.
The official website can be found here: http://nanowri
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.2 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
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 words3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kleines, deutsches Llama Badget TutorialQ: Was sind Badges?Kleines, deutsches Llama Badget Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Badges sind einfach nur Abzeichen.
Also eine Art Auszeichnung, dargestellt durch kleine Icons, die ihr von anderen Usern erhalten, oder selbst an andere User verschenken könnt.
Ihr Zweck ist es den natürlichen Sammeltrieb zu befriedigen.
(Und das Ego zu füttern)
Q: Wo sehe ich meine Abzeichen, oder die der anderen User?
Wer bereits welche Abzeichen gesammelt hat, steht auf jeder Profilseite rechts oben.
Klickt ihr in eurem Profil auf die Icons, gelangt ihr zu einer Übersicht, in der ihr seht wie viele Abzeichen ihr bereits gesammelt habt, wer euch welche Abzeichen geschenkt hat, wie viele Abzeichen ihr verschenkt habt und welche Stufe eure Abzeichen bereits erreicht haben.
(Die Übersicht erreicht ihr auch so: Username.deviantart.com/badges/)
Q: Welche Abzeichen gibt es?
Das seht ihr hier: deviantART Badgets
Art Contest - *CLOSED*Update 31. October: All entrys added? Contest is CLOSED. (2 People have asked for one more day, they will get out the 31.) Winners will be decided the next 2/3 days. If you got some favorits, Let me know in the comments Under! All entrys can you see here: http://morten-chan.deviantart.com/favourites/56974188Art Contest - *CLOSED*11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 28. Octobe: New entrys added. LAST 2 Days of the Contest, be sure to leave a comment with your entry if thats not done yet!
Update 24. October: New entrys have been added, we have now passed 50 entry's. 6 Days left of the contest!
Update 21. October: New entrys have been added, More then 46 Entrys. 9 Days left of the Contest.
Update 15. October: Lot of new entrys in the Participants list have been added!
Update 6. october: You are allowed to write a story to this contest. Some participants have been added. Photography is also allowed.
Being Real with PoesdaughterThere's nothing better than a good story...unless it's a good story that also happens to be true. And that's why we have an entire genre known as "creative non-fiction." It doesn't get a lot of press on dA, but essayists like David Sedaris and authors like Mary Roach and Jon Ronson routinely make the bestseller list, and rightly so. Creative non-fiction isn't limited to essays and memoirs.Being Real with Poesdaughter6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Which doesn't say what creative non-fiction is. Thankfully, better minds are on hand to answer that question.
While PoesDaughter is new to dA, she's no stranger to creative writing—her master's thesis is a series of creative non-fiction essays.
What is "creative non-fiction"?
Oh, geez. This very question always sparked interesting "discussions" in my creative writing classes in college, and I don't think anybody had like definitions! I mean, this is something that's been up for debate for...
REQUESTSYou can send references of your characters here.REQUESTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BUT this doesn't mean that I will draw all x)
When I have free time I'll choose some of them)
- Singarl - http://pix.academ.org/img/2013/05/25/430dfc6c3632828074840dee0a00a0c4.png
- Kristall004 - http://pix.academ.org/img/2013/05/29/16f377c7cb63d30feaabd095b51fc236.png
Burnie Catbug Plushies GO!UPDATE!: Good news! I can still make Burnie Catbug plushies!! <33 Thank you for those who are already waiting for their commissions. It's been crazy busy for me, but I'm working on them slowly but surely xD I'm working on my 5 Burnie Catbug plushies as we speak and then the remaining Catbugs I have left on my list. After I finish all of my Catbug and Burnie commissions I can only take Burnie Catbug plushie commissions, but I will only be taking 5 at a time, so I won't make you wait longer. Thank you everyone for your support!Burnie Catbug Plushies GO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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!1 year 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
You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?But you're not entirely familiar with Flash? WELL FEAR NOT! Deviantart supplies A VAST AMOUNT OF TUTORIALS from people who know and have some fair amount of understanding of what to do.You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll help you get started by supplying some information and also recommending a couple very nice and informative tutorials about Flash. Plus don't be discouraged if you suck at drawing in Flash, I provided a fair amount of information for an alternative solution at the end!
What you need:
- Flash* (any kind of Flash where you can write Action Script 2.0... NOT Action Script 3.0, these tutorials cover AS 2.0)
*If you're wondering what kind of Flash I use, I'll tell you. I use a super old school Flash that does the job juuust fine. It's called Macromedia Flash MX, also known as "Flash 6.0 r25" Yuuuup, really old. I've had it since junior year in high school (approx. 5 years). I have Flash Professional CS5, and it looks pretty much the same as Flash 6, so don't worry.
Urgent ChangeDue to some personal circumstances I can no longer do commissions for about a month and maybe a week? Two? Depends really. Sad to have such a change after just reopening, but this is the direction that life takes you in. Those already registered will be finished out once I get back home with my recording equipment.Urgent Change1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It sucks, but I'll continue posting poetry and stories for you all to enjoy during this period (not to mention working on my full-time novel).
I truly want to thank everyone who supported me during this time and I hope to come up with new ideas during this short black out period. It was a tough time for me and those who supported me made things drastically easier.
I'll be sure to use this time to work on my skills and come back stronger than ever when I reopen commissions.
(Lul, why does it sound like I'm goin' to prison? Anyway...)
Till then...well...you'll all probably get treated to the immense amount of darkness in my soul *3*
Let's ROCK AND ROLL BROTHERS! (and sisters!
How to Become Popular on DeviantartSince I joined on deviantart I have been fascinated by many works.. Really nice works which have a lot of favourites and others which havent. I questioned myself why it could happen? Why works so wonderful and people so talented can be unknown in this community?How to Become Popular on Deviantart5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, I decided to write this article.
For it, I sent this three questions for some pop artists:
- What's the secret to become popular?
- Why do some people become popular so fast, doing ordinary art, and others which do amazing art cant be popular?
- Is there any trick to become popular? Like watching a lot of people, faving everything you can, posting a lot of journals or promoting contests?
Some of them answered me so kindly and fast, others answered me in a way kinda rude and others didnt answer..
By now, I have some ideas, some quotes and I want to show you all information I got about it.
So, lets start:
First, I must say there are several ways to become popular. To make this article, I did a
*CLOSED* 1900 Points Giveaway, WINNERS!1900 Points Give away! The Winners Have been decided!*CLOSED* 1900 Points Giveaway, WINNERS!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This was NOT easy at all... When I started the Giveaway, I believed it gonna be around 200-300 Fav+ and Journals, Not 942 Fav+ and 249 Journals as I ended Up with.... All in all was it 1191 People In my list, so everyone in this Contest did have chance of 2,5191% Or 5,0382% If you made a Journal to win something in this contest. Did take me almost 40 Minutes just to write down the Journals... and another 30 minutes to make this journal... Finally its over!!! Also, This contest started with 1000 Points in the Price list, But i wrote that for every 100 Fav+ Would I add another 100 Points... I should`t have done that, when the Contest was finally over, more then 900 People had faved it, and The price list was gone from 1000 to 1900 Points. And it was 16 Winners when I started, now its 34 Winners.
And the time have comes, to tell you who
ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013! (CONTEST HAS ENDED!)The decided contest theme for 2013 is: MUSIC. ♩♫ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013! (CONTEST HAS ENDED!)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
― Sarah Dessen
The contest is now open, and ends on November 27th.
All art mediums are allowed!
The artworks must be NEW, made specifically for this contest. (Anything submitted after October the 1st is ok)
Put anything along the lines of “This is my entry for AcceptAllArt’s contest” in the description box.
Send your entry in a note to ceedeng (submit it to deviantart first, then send the link.)
1 entry per person.
(if you'd like to offer prizes, feel free to comment below!)
First: 100 , feature from ceedeng, f-innick, WorldWar-Tori, 3 commissio
New Year's Collab-Story Contest! [CLOSED]The WinnerNew Year's Collab-Story Contest! [CLOSED]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This contest has options for both the lazy people AND the more competitive ones.
If your faves are displayed publicly FAVE this journal OR If not, then write a short journal linking to this contest.
[Bullet; Pink] Write a comment saying "I promise to watch and llama the winner of this contest."
[Bullet; Pink] You will be entered once for a chance to win.
[Bullet; Green] Follow the pink rules
[Bullet; Green] Add to the collaborative story! Comment with at least two sentences minimum Play nice; don't negate anything that the previous person has written.
[Bullet; Green] You will be entered twice for a chance to win!
THE WINNER: [Star!]:star
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!6 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
MaleficentMaleficent3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"There is evil in this world – hatred and revenge..." -Maleficent
Evil is the new black.
Maleficent by AngelaRizza
Maleficent - Angelina Jolie by lancelotmilitar
maleficent by audreymolinatti
Maleficent Inspired Monstroctopus by loveandasandwich
Maleficent by Carlo-Marcelo
lil Maleficent by art-of-rem Maleficent by mashi
Maleficent and Catwoman by daekazu
Maleficent by IrenHorrors
Fuck Fairy Tales Maleficent by chrisables
In comes Maleficent's by CoranKizerStone Sorciere by chostopher
Maleficent by daekazu
Maleficent by tesorone
Malificent by BioWorkZ
Once Upon A Dream by Ninjatic
“But before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday…”
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 Characters10 months 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
Let The Madness Reign...Hello everyone.! Dang, I've missed all of you.! Sorry I've been gone so long.! Work, a social life (LOLWUT?!?), and my family have kept me really busy and off the interwebs. But, do not fret, for I am back.! I will tell you one thing, while in the outside world, I've become extremely inspired. The Gajeel x Levy fan fiction has a very interesting plot line, and lots of things that NONE of you will see coming are coming. Let the madness reign. MUAHAHAHA. I plan to write a few chapters and have them up within a like maybe four day window? We'll see. I literally have notes scattered around my floor. This shall be fun..Let The Madness Reign...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, yeah.! Thats pretty much it[:
I hope you all have a safe fourth.!
Animated Pixel Dolls COMMISSIONS CLOSEDAnimated Pixel Dolls COMMISSIONS CLOSED1 year 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
----today was the funeral for my teacher who passed away. his name was mr. wright.----2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i got through the funeral just fine.
but the moment that i went to go hug ms. james(mr. wright's best friend who just happens to be my favorite teacher) for the third time, i started bawling.
she whispered in my ear this: "i had told him he was going to love you and you know what he said? he said 'oh, goodness. if you like her, then she must be like you. so it'll be like having you in my class?' ...i just wish he had a chance to get to know you."
and then i started crying. hard.
there is a time when you just have to let yourself cry.
and things might not be okay, but that is okay.
because sometimes things aren't and you can't change that.
but you can change how you let it effect you.
and that is what really matters.
mr. wright makes me want to be a history teacher; maybe a history professor so i can work with college kids.
i think i would love that. <3
Mr. Wright, you will
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Tea with iNeed XVAfter two operations and a flash of radiotherapy, I’m now well enough to use my phone and (for a few hours a day) my laptop. I’m still in hospital and will be for a little while, so feel free to note/email me – I really would appreciate the company.Tea with iNeed XV7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because I’ll only have access to my laptop at certain hours during the day, Chaz will be doing most of the critiques although I do know that I’ve personally promised critiques to some people, so just hold on a little longer and I’ll get those out as soon as possible.
I’d like to say thanks to the people that have left me well wishes and asked about me, it did genuinely cheer me up to see them. Also, a big thanks to DorianHarper for being particularly awesome. I owe you one – really.
Oh, and a little bit of shameless self-showcasing! I managed to write a poem! Dayyumm, drugs do strange things to me:
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