Scribblenauts Unmasked Contest
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
A Writer's Guide: Naming CharactersWhen it comes to writing novels, names often get overlooked in the grand scheme of things. Most of us are happy if we can tell who is talking and we can remember the character’s names for the entirety of the book, but bad names can ruin a book. I don’t know about you, but when I get a hold of a book where the main character’s name is a comical 20-character tangle I can’t pronounce, it ruins the book for me. It’s hard to take a book, or a character, seriously when you want to roll your eyes every time you read the narrative.A Writer's Guide: Naming Characters2 years ago in Writing More Like This
In this article I’ve compiled a list of things to consider when naming a character for a novel, and though it’s pretty simple, I hope it serves to help someone in their future endeavors to name a character. Most of this is common sense, but it’s often easy to forget these little tidbits of wisdom when you’re busy trying to figure out if your character makes a better Ashley or a Paige.
Getting a S
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)10 months ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Why Roleplay Does Not Make You A Good WriterWhy Roleplay Does Not Make You A Good Writer2 years ago in Other More Like This
A lot of people love to roleplay. I love to roleplay. I remember when Dungeons & Dragons first came out and blew the world open with the idea that adults could "pretend" just like kids. I have been roleplaying for nearly 30 years and was part of one tabletop campaign that lasted 15 years. Yes, that's real time, not game time. I have recently begun forum-based roleplay and enjoy it.
I started writing before I became a roleplayer. I devoured fiction as a teen and wrote non-stop during my highschool years. I was lucky to be schooled on how to write properly and I practiced, joined writer's groups, got critique, and practiced more. I believe I had a firm base to help me develop as a writer. Granted, even though my early days were writing fan-fiction, they were stand-alone stories. My roleplaying was "live-action" as we didn't have forums or chats to post RP threads on.
Nowadays things are different. For many people, roleplay is their first foray into writing. Is that a bad thing? No
Tutorial : Falling WaterdropsTime for another TutorialTutorial : Falling Waterdrops2 years ago in Photography More Like This
Sorry for uploading it as a journal and not as a deviation, but it is easier and faster for me
The tutorial is about this kind of photos :
( it's actually quite easy )
1. What you need :
a DSLR camera
( maybe Bridge cameras will work too )
your normal 18-55mm lens or something similar
a paper with the subject you want to reflect
2. The Setup
I know that it is totally unprofessional, but who cares? It works
just use your ba
Writer's Tip: Show, don't tell.Show, don’t tell (SDT). It’s one of the few consistent pieces of advice that all writers have heard at one time or another. Even the most amateur of writers parrot it back, but knowing the phrase doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand it, or how to implement it.Writer's Tip: Show, don't tell.2 years ago in Writing More Like This
So what does “Show, don’t tell.” really mean? SDT is the idea that instead of telling your readers what’s happening in a story, you show them. This seems like an abstract concept to most of us, but what it boils down to is this: using words to give your readers an idea without having to directly state it. There are many ways good writers do this. It can be as simple as adding a scene for when your character walks down the street to the corner market rather than saying “she went to the store.” but it can also be as complicated as weaving subtext into dialogue and editing entire character personalities to prove a point down the line. I want to look at two example
=Shimeji for Mac Tutorial==Shimeji for Mac Tutorial=3 years ago in Other More Like This
Shimeji for Mac Users Tutorial
...a compiled amount of resources in one easy-to-understand instruction packet.
Here, I will walk you step-by-step for all you Mac users to access the cute/fun world of Shimeji
without the use of Wine/Parallels Desktop or other Windows transferring programs that could slow your Mac down.
- What is Shimeji?
- Where can I download one?
- What you need to have installed already on your Mac.
- Choose your Shimeji, and download.
- Download the Shimeji Mac template.
- Transferring documents.
- Common issues, and how you can fix them easily.
- Final Notes.
What is Shimeji?
In a nutshell, it's a desktop sitter that is fully customizable. Each 'sitter' is often represented by an icon or character, and they usually just run around your screen, crawl up the windows, etc. For example, you could have a Pikachu shimeji that runs aro
CSS Tricks: ListsLists are awesome So let's talk about themCSS Tricks: Lists1 year ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
The basic list format is avaiable everywhere on dA, you do not need a premium membership to create a list. Of course you could just use or a symbol like ~ to indicate a new list item, but an actual HTML coded list has a lot of benefits over that.
Especially when you have single points that exceed a single line a HTML list, a line break appears at a spot you cannot control and therefore you will end up having no indentation and it will just look messy.
You don't have to be a Premium Member to use the HTML for lists, see :faq104:
You do need it, if you want to use Journal Skins aka personal CSS.
So, let's get started.
Basics About Lists
There are two kinds of list: ordered and unordered.
Ordered means you will get a numbered list from 1 to how many items your list has.
Unordered means you will get bullet points in front of every item.
Ordered listCowherbThat news announcer hears the girl crying. I
Clumsy is not a character flawRandomize a number 1-50 a couple of times and collect some character flaws on demand!Clumsy is not a character flaw1 year ago in Writing More Like This
1. Arrogance: thinks hir is better than everyone else.
2. Keeps grudges: even if an apology is accepted, don't expect anything to change.
3. Cherry-picked reality: hir will conveniently ignore parts of reality that hir does not want to accept (such as not being what hir wants to be).
4. Emotionally abusive: hir will degrade, gaslight, control, or otherwise abuse others without the use of physical violence.
5. Violent: hir cannot control hir's temper, and will break things or hit others to express anger.
6. Self-centered: hir always puts or thinks of hirself first, even if the focus should be on others.
7. Codependent: hir gets unhealthily attached to others and cannot function well without them.
8. Argumentative: it seems like hir starts arguments just for the sake of doing so.
9. Forceful: hir doesn't seem to care about "no" -- whether it's trying to push hir away or trying to assert a position.