What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
Anime Revolution Review + Avatar VideoAnime Revolution ended a few days ago and I'm still riding that con high! In my opinion it was a stellar con with a really clean and professional atmosphere/vibe. It was the con's first year, but to me it ran (and looked) like a much more experienced con. I've heard a lots of criticism of the con, but not from the people I ran into at the con itself. Everyone I came across seemed to be in really good spirits and had a positive opinion of the con. I know that there are some tensions are Vancouver cons at the moment, but in my opinion the more the better! I'm not going to side with one con or another, to me that'd be silly, I want all the cons to succeed cause if my hometown was con central than I'd never be bored!!! WHICH IS AWESOME!Anime Revolution Review + Avatar Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to send a huge thank you to all of the people who attended our panels. They were all either full-capacity or over-capacity (like the Wig Panel, sorry to the people who had to sit in the aisle or stand in the back!). My only real issue with how the co
New videos, some updates and a big thank you :)Hey everyone! So it's finally summer here and :iconvandorwolf: and I just got back from a day of sun at the beach! A man on a skateboard made fun of my intense sunburnt arms and neck and that was the day XD Yesterday I worked in the sun for a few hours an managed to give myself a lobster burn that I tried to even out today... no such luckNew videos, some updates and a big thank you :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our next cons coming up at both local Vancouver cons and the we jet off to England for Alcon!
-Anime Revolution August 17th-19th: we'll be attending Anime Revolution at the Vancouver Convention Centre as guests this August.
-Cos and Effect August 24th-26th: we'll be attending Cos and Effect at UBC (Vancouver) as guests this August.
-Alcon September 6th-9th: we'll be attending Alcon in Leicester, England as guests in September.
I've been swamped by the work and school combo since June, so (let's all say it together now, since you guys always hear me say this) I'm really behind in my replies. D: I'm so sorry guys. I try t
Buying Online - [Good & Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good & Ugly]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
Kingdom Bros! and FanimeKingdom BrosKingdom Bros! and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! So as we're preparing for Fanime we managed to fit in the filming of a series we've been waiting to do for a while. We filmed the first 2 episodes of Kingdom Bros this weekend and all went really well. So I am pleased to present, Kingdom Bros!
We'll be working on a lot of projects during the summer. Kingdom Bros, Murmbering Crows (Blue Exorcist) Part II, a handful of CMVs and much much more (Fox and Box??? HAH we're behind in doing the finale for that BABY STEPS, we're procrastinators XD)
So I'm not 100% sure on when I'm going to be wearing my cosplays for Fanime, but I can say WHAT I am cosplaying! It'll be:
-Remus (Harry Potter: The Marauders)
-Blood (Alice in the Country of Hearts)
-Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
Still sorting out some plans with other folks, but those are the cosplays that I'm bringing
I absolutely cannot WAIT for Fanime, I
Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)Contest!Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am looking for art inspiration. In all honesty, my art skill is pretty lacking, but I really want to make one of my original stories into a web comic. So here's the contest!
Xan is the 16 year old son of a politician. He is rebellious and does everything he can to try to ruin his father's career. One day, he meets Logan, a 25 year old procurer in the local Red-light District. Xan ends up getting roped into working as a male escort for Logan, but things end up getting out of hand and more than Xan's father's political career is at stake.
Xan: Average height and build. Fairly long, light brown hair. Green eyes. Tends to wear muscle shirts, jeans and hoodies.
Example of Xan
Logan: Short dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Clean-shaven. Always wears suits and designer clothes. About 5 inches taller than Xan, muscular build. Wears glasses, but doesn't actually need them. Smokes quite often.
Sorry for the crap sketch XD It was done really qu
happy familyOh you guys like this photo? http://bill-rinaldi.tumblr.com/post/62458313984/oh-you-guys-like-this-photohappy family1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update: FDP Youtube Important UpdateSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1Update: FDP Youtube Important Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. Some videos were rejected from that site, which is unfortunate, so I'm still looking at a place to put those.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
N2U ReviewThis is a rather late journal, as N2U was 2 weeks ago XD but better late than never! N2U was a blast it's a smaller con, but smaller cons usually means more intimate experiences and that's exactly what N2U was. We made lots of fast friends and saw most people more than once so I feel like we really got spend time with people at this con which was awesomeN2U Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to give a huge thanks to the staff who all worked their asses off to make the con happen and who were all extremely welcoming and kind to us Special thanks to our guest liaison, :iconcult-clueless: who made sure that we were taken care of in all respects
We arrived late Thursday night and were greeted at the aiport by Naru, the con chair, and Cult-Clueless. They had brought us both bouquets of flowers and chocolate truffles! What an awesome welcoming party! We were pretty damn impressed by that :3
After checking in we went to bed because by that time it was about 1am XD
We explored the secti
LOTS OF KORRA SEASON 2 INFO !!!!HOLY SHIT 4 SEASONS!!! I CAAN't EVEN DEAL <3 <3LOTS OF KORRA SEASON 2 INFO !!!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
lok fans, heres some facts you may be happy to read
BTW FROM WHAT I HEARD RELEASE DATE IS SPRING 2013.
--The Legend of Korra will produce three more seasons for a total of 52 episodes.
--Book 2 is called Spirits
--Book 2 takes place six months after Book 1: Air
--The Book begins with a festival in the Southern Water Tribe, They'll visit a festival with glowing lanterns that warm up the snowscape scenery. Beautiful.
--The Southern Water Tribe has been rebuilt just like the Northern One
--Korra will travel through a storm to find a glowing iceberg. Spirit world? The ice cave looks very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in.
--Book 2 will explore the Spirit World and how the "Avatar" lineage began. Korra will travel into the spirit world and Konietzko hints that there may be episodes later in the season dedicated to exploring the bigger landscape of the Spirit World.
--The Southern Air Temple and other ancien
Cos and Effect CMV ContestHey everyone!Cos and Effect CMV Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we'll be coming to Cos and Effect this August!
It'll be August 24-26 at UBC (Vancouver, BC) and some of us will be there holding events and panels! Cos and Effect is really unique in that it's a costume, cosplay and alternative fashion-based con. See you there!
I'll post more about what we're doing panel-wise for Cos and Effect and Anime Revolution closer to the date of those cons, but here I just wanted to get the word out about a contest that Nova and I are hosting at Cos and Effect: the CMV Contest
We're going to be hosting a CMV Contest! A CMV is a Cosplay Music Video, and for some examples you can check out some of FDP's CMVs here: http://vimeo.com/user9598094/videos/page:1/sort:newest
The CMV (Cosplay Music Video) Contest asks participants to create a music video featuring cosplay. There will be prizes provided by Cos and Effect! Top entries to the contest will be screened at Cos and Effect, and the winning entries in each category will be awar
Update on YoutubeSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion and Vimeo: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1 and http://vimeo.com/33463810Update on Youtube3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. We're brainstorming on ways in which we can keep our CMVs available.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
Banzaicon Re-Cap, Vancouver FanExpo and FanimeBanzaiconBanzaicon Re-Cap, Vancouver FanExpo and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Banzaicon was AMAZING. The con was intimate, unique and incredibly fun. We had an amazing reception there, I would have never imagined that so many people wanted to meet us from all over the place. A huge thank you to everyone who came to our panels. They were all full, including the 10am ones (which UBER impressed me, cause even Nova and I were tired for those XD). Everyone was so friendly, funny and a pleasure to be around
I want to give a special thanks to the Banzaicon staff who were incredibly professional, accommodating and took perfect care of us while we were there. The con had so many things that I had never seen at other cons, which was especially impressive because it was a small-size con.
We had an amazing time in Norway in general as well, everyone we met was so nice!
All the people at the con were so wonderful. We got so many lovely gifts as well! Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and thank you so much for having us! TAKK~!
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
Forget last journal, BOOK 2 PREMIER SEPTEMBER 13I dont know where the last poster got that info from but this time i have a solid source, coming from Bryan Konietzko himself.Forget last journal, BOOK 2 PREMIER SEPTEMBER 131 year ago in Personal More Like This
BOOK 2 PREMIER: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 7pm
Prepare yourselves, "Legend of Korra" fans. The physical world and the spirit world will soon collide on the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon series -- posing the biggest threat yet for Korra -- when Book 2 premieres on Sept. 13. And we have an exclusive sneak peek at the action for you now!
Sure, Republic City is free of Amon and the Equalists thanks to Korra, but now it's been six months, and "she and her friends will face impossible new dangers," the promo reveals.
Korra -- the only one who can bend water, earth, fire, and now air -- is not sure she can handle all the responsibility. "Maybe I'm not ready to be the Avatar," she confes
Mako and Bolin's past: Republic City Hustle part 2Republic City Hustle is a 3-part web series about Mako and Bolin and their struggle to survive as orphans in Republic City.Mako and Bolin's past: Republic City Hustle part 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you want more info, click here
Republic City Hustle part 2
For non US citizens
COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTESTThe Legend of Korra is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and now’s your chance to be a part of the incredible panel!COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTEST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Starting right now, you can ENTER OUR COMIC-CON FAN ART CONTEST, that will be judged by Korra creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will choose a handful of their favorite fan creations to display during our LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Go to korranation.tumblr.com/submit http://korranation.tumblr.com/submit and submit your original LoK artwork for consideration. Any art submitted must be your own personal work. Contest ends next Wednesday 7/10 at 5pm EST and winning pieces will be displayed by Mike and Bryan at the LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
Good luck to you all!
A look at Mako and Bolin's pastA new Legend of Korra-related webseries has been released by Nickelodeon, giving viewers a glimpse at Mako and Bolin’s hard-luck childhood.A look at Mako and Bolin's past1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A new short webseries called Republic City Hustle debuted today on Nickeldeon.com. Republic City Hustle serves as a small prequel to The Legend of Korra, focusing on the characters of Mako and Bolin as young orphans trying to survive in Republic City.
The beautiful paper-cut animation style of Republic City Hustle is very distinct from The Legend of Korra‘s visual identity. However, the consistent character design and voice work by Korra‘s David Faustino (Mako) and PJ Byrne (Bolin) – as well as the use of music from season 1 – help Republic City Hustle remain perfectly in tone with the Avatar universe.
Republic City Hustle will be told in three parts, and will continue next week (August 16). Check out the first installment right here:
Banzaicon 2012 (Norway)It appraches! :iconvandorwolf: and I will be flying to Norway on Wednesday for Banzaicon 2012! We're extremely excited, still riding out Sakura Con con high!Banzaicon 2012 (Norway)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've got a little more prep work to do, but we're almost all set. I'm really excited about our cosplay lineup, considering that it's got one of my childhood dream cosplays and a cosplay that I've been meaning to re-do for YEARS included
Syaoran Li (Card Captor Sakura)
Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)
Inuzuka Kiba (Naruto)
As for our events and panels, here's the list with the times included.
PS: MAJOR PROPS for people who make it to the 10am panels, since that's early for some people I'm sure XD
Panels and Events
"Cosplay Groups" at 10am: Everything from making cosplay friends to organizing a cosplay group and setting up a group account.
"Cosplay Music Videos" at 2pm: CMV's and how to make them. We will include CMV showings as well as a walkthro
Fanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros BloopersFanimeFanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros Bloopers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first, we leave for Fanime in 4 days!!!! 8D I'm getting all shaky-peeing-chihuahua just thinking about it. We're staying with caineyamiyasha and TerrorSprinkles who are gonna pick us up on Wednesday and show us around their neck of the woods which I'm greatly looking forward to. We don't get to spend very much time with them, so that little vacation day will be awesome I'm sure. Not to mention the con itself is sure to be a blast. I can't wait to meet all the folks who're going please comment and let me know what you're planning to bring for that awesome MUTLTISTALK effect 8D I also look forward to meeting up with people I've met before, because let's face it we only get to see each other once or twice a year and that's just too little-a-timeframe I really hope I get to meet as many people as possible, because that's the reason I go to cons! XD So as per usual please don't be afraid to come say hi! No matter what, you're not a bother, I'm not going to knoc
The Legend of Sol's Characters StorySolThe Legend of Sol's Characters Story3 months ago in Personal More Like This
2156: In one of the hospitals in Sunset City, a little girl was born, which was one of the bunch. Born of a young mother, maiden, which raised her in a very good shape, working from sunrise to sunset, on the outskirts of the city. The father, Sol was someone that simply did not exist, the mother was talking about him, but the young future avatar, did not care, because it not only was not with them, but would not even know.
2164: Since Sun was quite large, had 8 years. She lived happily on a small farm, where they raised chickens and cows-rhino.
It was a troubled time for the city, there were several revolutions against the new measures taken to prohibit the control within it. The police had decided cornering the homes of renowned teachers, or just to throw them away by force. This was the case of the mother of Sol, was a master fire. The farm was taken ove
Hidden Blade How To GuideBONUS HAS BEEN EDITED TO INCLUDE NEW INFOHidden Blade How To Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes I'm talking about the Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade, note that this design will extend out to how far you flex your hand, will retract when you let go of the trigger and lock if you choose to continue to the Bonus and read how to make it lock.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!! <3
Please don't go around stabbing people and such this is purely for cosplay, I'm in no way responsible for your actions, or what you do with this design.
A big thanks goes out to :iconicedsteelwolf: for not only helping my on this project but figuring most of it out, grazie a mia fratello non avrei potuto farlo senza di voi.
***New Video Included on how the blade looks when it extends and retracts***
How to make the Hidden Blade.
Heres the links to the picture tutorials, accompanied with the written tutorial making you
Sakura Con Recap and Banzai Con PlansSakura Con RecapSakura Con Recap and Banzai Con Plans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So twinfools and I arrived in Seattle in the afternoon and went to the hotel to check-in. We had one heck of a time, but once everything was sorted out, we dropped off our bags and went to pick up our good friends, TerrorSprinkles and caineyamiyasha, from the train station. With all four of us finally there, we got ready for the convention.
Twin and I wore Peeta and Katniss (movie arena versions) and trolled around in those for awhile. We met up with :devGeeky-Spirit: and got some night shots in our Hunger Games cosplays.
After that, we went for a swim in the very crowded pool and called it a night.
This was the FightingDreamersPro group cosplay and this year we did X-Men. I've been wanting to cosplay Phoenix for a very long time so I was very happy to finally get the chance to do it. It was so much fun cosplaying with the rest of FDP again. It sucks that we are so busy and don't get to see each other as often as we used to.
Animethon!So it's about time that I put up an Animethon journal since it's in 2 weeks! Nova and I can't wait to go to Edmonton for a con, we get to visit our Alberta neighbours! It's also really nice to be going to a Canadian con (means I don't have to exchange money XD).Animethon!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Really stoked at getting to meet lots of people who we've been so close and yet so far away from for so long! We're there to meet people, first and foremost, so if you see us at the con please don't hesitate to come say hello and stick around for a chat, photos, I'LL EVEN DRAW YOU SOMETHING >8D doesn't matter. We love socializing at cons (in fact that's most of what we do at cons haha) so don't feel like you're being a bother ;D We're nice people, I promise and if you feel awkward just remember that I'm probably just as awkward if not more awkward than you. I'm kind of a shit show. So we can be awkward together :3
Friday Cloud Strife (FFVII)