PSA -- Wearing HijabI wanted to take a minute to discuss a very serious issue that escalated to a new level for my recently. For the past few months I've been dressing much more conservatively than I normally do and have been wearing a head scarf. I started doing it for several reasons but the main one was to gain a better understanding of the discrimination many Muslim and Orthodox Jewish women face by covering their hair and the severe spike in islamaphobia in this country. Getting odd looks I think is normal when you look slightly out of the norm and largely I don't have an issue with that. But I did notice something that no one should ever be this afraid of..I was afraid to cross streets. I was even afraid people would take their car onto the side walk to hit me. I know that sounds irrational but you do start to notice the way people in cars regard you and just how easy it would be for one to hit you and take off. Now, I've been hit by a car twice so I'm a little more weary than most but even moreso nPSA -- Wearing Hijab2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!So I've heard of this film for a long while, but never got to watch it for lack of a proper subbed copy/DVD release. (There was that Korean dubbed one that some people watched online, but Naruto has my favorite Japanese voice acting so I didn't want to watch it any other way!)Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last month, some happy news reached our shores — Road to Ninja would be showing at our local cinemas!! I know it's been a while since its first release but I'm glad I waited before resorting to well, less legal ways of watching it! Hahah! Here is a stupid rap I wrote and slapped on a manga panel:
Would Killer Bee be proud of me? HAHAH
I had the honor of being invited to the special advanced screening at Director's Club before it hit the cinemas! Major thanks to Ica and Movie Punch for having us over!
I dressed up as Minato (the Fourth Hokage) and Marien dressed up as
Contest!While I'm still on break for a day or soContest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would REALLY like to have another pokemon OC companion for Sparks - but I haven't fully developed any ideas so I thought it would be neat if I made a contest where one of YOU can design one for me
1) Cannot be an existing character you created or your pokesona. I'd like for it to be totally different. It MUST be a new drawing. That said, it can be any pokemon EXCEPT a pichu - Sparks has a lot of pichu buddies already and preferably not a chu
2) MUST contain a description of the personality at a minimum. A picture alone, even if I like the design I won't be able to identify it's characteristics that easy. CAN BE just a written description but it must be at least a paragraph if it is -- 8 - 10 sentences. The description can be in the artist comments or as part of the drawing but I must be able to see it
3) Thing is, when I come up with an OC, I'd like it to have a distinctive personality in addition
Over 800 Watchers!? *CLOSEDI have to admit that I'm disappointed with the number of participants. You know with the whole 800 thing I would hope for at least 100 participants...not even close to that. Guess the whole 800 is just a number and not actually real watchers. Oh well...Over 800 Watchers!? *CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you very much for those who have participated The winner of the raffle is DolceCapella! I will be sending you a note
I reached over 800 watchers! How? I didn't even notice this! Well I have to do something special about it so lets make this a raffle for my Watchers only!
UPDATE Lets make this more interesting! If you Commission a stamp from me you have another chance of winning the raffle!
This means if you ask for 1 stamps your name will be added 2 times and you have more chance of winning! If you ask for 2 stamps your name is added 3 times!
Raffle winner will recieve a custom adoptable! You can choose just 1 (ONE!) lineart out of any of these of your choice:
MASCOT CONTEST! [CLOSED]EDIT: A lot of people have been having difficulty with the transparent background so if you are submitting traditionally then feel free to ignore this rule. We would still prefer transparent backgrounds but it is no longer necessary. Thanks and good luck!MASCOT CONTEST! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I understand many of you have exams and end of the year projects to complete around this time so I have extended the contest to June 30th. Also, there haven't been many submissions! I hope we will see more soon!
EDIT: More Prizes Added!
EDIT: The Mascot Contest folder wasn't allowing submissions before now. We just just changed the permissions and it is now possible to submit to the folder. Thank you for your patience and good luck~!!!
Hey everyone :iconcutehiplz:
I was just thinking the club needed a little face-lift, and what better way to make kawaii-drawing-club more kawaii than by having a contest!
ENDS: Monday, June 30th, 2014
Design a mascot for our club! Be creative and have fun~
Con-Report: DesuCon Oslo (NORWAY) + pics!Hello again !Con-Report: DesuCon Oslo (NORWAY) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am back with my report about the DESUCON in Oslo (Norway) in June :3.
It was my first time in Norway and I was really excited. I was cosplay guest together with my boyfriend Elffi and my friend KamuiCosplay.
We got picked up and delivered to our wonderful hotel by the really nice con staff. The hotel was directly next to the con (that's sooooo useful for us cosplayers *_* really!). Such a pretty room and OMG that breakfast in the hotel *drools* nomnomnom <3!!!
On the first day, Elffi, Kamui and I had our panels/workshops. I had mine together with Elffi. Our first workshop was about "Cosplay around the world" to give some impressions of the places we already visited. The 2nd one was about Cosplay in general with some advices where to find materials, how to get pretty photos and so on ^^. I still hope people understood our panels XD. Norwegian people are very quiet and
Plated DessertsPlating can be such an underrated art form at times. I've often heard it dismissed as 'boring', 'sterile' and criticised for all looking the same. Maybe we just have a tendency to lust after the rustic, messy desserts. Maybe we like to tear down what is seen as a hoity-toity way of presenting food. Or maybe we just don't see the skill and technique that goes into plating.Plated Desserts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skillful plating up of food requires a good eye, a steady hand and a flair for design. Careful consideration goes into everything from which way the dish is offset, to the type of garnishes on it, to the type of plate it is presented on. It, in turn, necessitates learning a whole host of other skills and techniques to create the garnishes that adorn the dish.
These deviants show off their plating skills with a host of delicious desserts.
Devious Journal EntryA lot of people aks me to write some random entries about China and etc, so I try me best after I pass (or no -_-) my exams...Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now only one thing.
I CAN DO MAGIC
Ok, I think there are al ot of people who want to know how this water magic was done
I will made Christmas gift for you all and explain it C: Its not that hard as it seems.
When I write Kirana e-mail what she need to take for this shoot, it was something like "You need 1 pound of floor and 10 small balloons. No. 20 are better." So, how it was done? We put water in 2 balloons and Kirana stand still, Ten and Fei pop balloons with needles after mine "1,2,3!!!" and in that second I took photos. Easy and hard at the same time.
I will give few advices. We tried to use stick with needle, but it was too lame. It made only a small hole and water pop out like...well...it wasnt cool at all. So much better do it with hands using some strength. Also its really hard for mode
First contest: win 1000 points (LAST DAY!) Contest theme:First contest: win 1000 points (LAST DAY!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Book with a rose or a cup (of tea). This subject because I really like books, roses and tea (;
Your deviation must have a book + one of the following things:
a cup (of tea).
a rose and a cup (of tea).
Contest starts at thursday 1 december. The deadline is 6th of January.
Photography and photomanipulation only.
It must be a new deviation, > 1 december or later. Old works will not get accepted.
One deviation per participant.
Make sure you link back to this journal article in your deviations description. Lieveheersbeestje contest #1
Send a note to *lieveheersbeestje with the thumb or
The Rurouni Kenshin Movie ExperienceSome months ago, a rumor surfaced that they would be showing the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie at our theaters here in the Philippines. After some weeks of torture, we were finally given an official confirmation and screening date! The day they started selling tickets online, I got a bunch for me and my friends, even though it was a couple of months too early, hahah!The Rurouni Kenshin Movie Experience2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nearing the screening date, I received a wonderful surprise from :iconup-ame: UP-AME.org.
They invited me to be a guest and cosplay competition judge for Swordplay, a Rurouni Kenshin fan event, and also to the special advanced screening days before the official screening date. I've often thought that if there is one cosplay I would like people to remember me by, it would be Kenshin. I was very honored and touched that they had thought of including me to a day celebrating a series that means so much to me, and a movie I had been looking forward to for ages.
My friends and I had decided s
Looks Like A Wave of Account Hacking / SpamEDIT: If you have any questions its best to ask here http://kxhara.deviantart.com/journal/Looks-Like-A-Wave-of-Account-Hacking-Spam-384029893Looks Like A Wave of Account Hacking / Spam2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Copied from http://kxhara.deviantart.com/journal/Looks-Like-A-Wave-of-Account-Hacking-Spam-384029893 The links are the pictures used)
UPDATE: I've added a section on What is a "Keylogger virus" and how to get rid of it below.
Today I've deleted nearly 20 spam comments, advertising anything from "work at home" to "lose weight now" with a link provided.
They look like this
If you get comments like this, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. REPORT THEM AS SPAM.
It looks like the link is hijacking legit accounts instead of creating new empty ones, to post, so be very aware. You could be getting bad links from friends ar accounts with actual content like avatars and art. It's not just empty accounts with weird number-names that are a part
DD and new features!)))Wow! I`m so excited about this! Another DD! Ta-daaaaaDD and new features!)))2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks a lot, dear TiaVon for suggesting and astridle for featuring my work! And thanks to all of you for your awesome support! :iconloveyouplz: I think it`s time to celebrate it with new features
Leaf by MordsithaSleeping with Ghosts by Lain-AwakeAtNightFragile...VI by JoannaRzeznikowska
Frozen mind by alexandre-deschaumesWorlds Apart.. by Cluke111Coldness by Steeeffiii
When I Grow Up by IngoSchobertMore Moonlight by onixaDay 158: Green Day by Kaz-D
Christmas decorations by BlueColoursOfNatureWorld of Color by incolor16roselands by inktice
Far beyond by EliseEnchantedDrowning by KariscaPurple Drop by DemonMathiel
Needle with Tropical Droplets by SJohnstoneLa Comete by Somebody--elsemy space by Iridescent-happinesS
My christmas messageMy dear friends,My christmas message2 years ago in Personal More Like This
tomorrow I'll be celebrating christmas with my family and girlfriend (here in Germany, we're celebrating in the evening of the 24th) and before I take my leave, I want to wish all of you, your loved ones, your friends, your families and everyone dear to you the most wonderful christmas ever! Please enjoy your holidays, don't worry about a thing, be happy and be together!
I'll be telling you about my christmas and everything on my tumblr, as every year.
The world is a great place and I love christmas because it brings us all closer together. I'm thinking of everyone of you right now, I want to thank you for your support and kindness and I wish you a truly happy time from all my heart.
Be happy. You deserve it.
All the best and more to you,
NanjoKoji and Ravenic
Christmas Giveaway!Merry Christmas Everyone!Christmas Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over on my facebook I'm doing a Christmas giveaway for my followers, and I thought I would let everyone know ever here whats going on!
I made three Jack Frost hoodies, 1) I'm keeping for myself 2) I'm selling 3) It's part of the giveaway!
As well as the giveaway (Which you can enter by sharing, you don't need to like)
I will be choosing random people from my followers list and giving away other cosplay items! (Wigs, accessories, etc) You will need to like the page to be up for the random prizes!
Here is the link to the photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537376329608858&set=a.202718293074665.55463.202669469746214&type=1&theater
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/CourtoonXIII
GOOD LUCK! And MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1 Damsels in DistressTropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anita Sarkeesian's first video in the much ballyhooed Tropes Vs Women in Video Games has finally been released. The verdict? Acceptable. There's really nothing that offensive in the video at all, as it's mostly just a history of the "Damsels in Distress" trope and how it's used in video games. It's fact based and fairly interesting to watch.
The only two criticisms I have are as follows:
1. As someone who's done a LOT of research into the making of Donkey Kong (primarily for the short Flossed In Time storyline that I illustrated for Brent and Dan http://www.brentalflossthecomic.com/fit/?id=1 ), I can say without question that her info about how Popeye came to be turned into Donkey Kong is wrong.
Donkey Kong came about because Nintendo of America's president Minoru Arakawa placed a large order for Radar Scope, a popular Japanese game). By the time the game arrived in New York, months had passed and in
COSPLAY FEATURE #4theme: HETALIA NORDICSCOSPLAY FEATURE #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
featured by: Amapolchen
APH: A Fairytale by Hisokasbaby White as snow by Sandriz
Police Finland by fortehhorde Hetalia - Golden Afternoon by Auris-Lothol APH: Hi, This is my pet dog. by MaskedPhantom APH: Finland Cosplay by neko-panigiri
Norway Stamp by l8__________________________________________norway
APH : Norway by haruhi-nazakura Son of the North by Lirlys Heatlia - Norway's wolf by HappyManga :thumb203276810:
Medieval Norway - Upon the sky by dark1110 hetalia Nor by azuooooo Norway by Rhapsodii-kun APH - Norway by senyama
Norway by Azariel-Kirimn Medieval Norway by dark1110 Those rare moments by Lirlys
Flag of Iceland Stamp by xxstamps__________________________________________iceland
Iceland by Norviur :thumb167023692: APH: Yes, I AM a pirat! by Shiho-Sherry APH - Iceland - Open your heart by yurotschka
Cosplay - Clear by satoru-13 Cosplay - Melancholy by satoru-13 Playing chess by shosudo
Iceland by YUZU-0u0 APH - Don't be afraid of Water by yorune Hetalia: Icelandic Snow by gomimushi
Cosplay - Consume by satoru-13 APH - Iceland by aomarine APH - Lost in Blue by yorune Hetalia: Iceland at comiket by gomimushi
Sweden Stamp by l8__________________________________________swe
This is super relevantI watched some of Attack on Titan...:iconmindblownplz:This is super relevant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is all, now I will resume the fetal position and try to deal with all these feelings.
Go watch it...:iconimseriousplz:
Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.Hi everyone! It's been awhile. This post is a little important so I have a feeling im going to be making it a little long... Also, I'm doing it from my phone. So, there may be weird typos.Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't wanna read the whole thing here's a basic summary:
I left DA because of Internet hate which brought down my confidence; I got a lot of hate the same day I found out my grandfather died which really made it worse, I planned on coming back the beginning of January but I was hospitalized because of a bowel obstruction and I am still currently in the hospital and plan to come back mid February. Also I feel like shit.
Long version: I guess I'll start... With why I left. It's a really complex reason and I really hope everyone will understand, but I think there might be some people who just won't. And by that I mean, I am aware I have a handfull of followers who might feel neutral about my art rather than full out liking it. Or maybe I'm just talking about the people who don't really like my ar
1000 Watcher Giveaway! [CLOSED]EDIT 2: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MORE ENTRIES! THANK YOU!1000 Watcher Giveaway! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I will not be replying to your comments/questions directly on here since I don't want to mess up the count when I do the random drawing =]. Thanks ahead of time for the congrats!
I have reached 1000 watchers and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support! When I first started positing works on dA, it was mostly just as a hobby/photo journal for myself and it is very encouraging to see so many of you liking my art =].
To show my thanks, I'd like to do another giveaway! Again, many of you have said you'd like to try your hand at making clay miniatures, so the following shall be the prize:
- 5 blocks of clay (black, white, blue, red, yellow)
- 1 xacto knife
- 3 miniature glass bottles with corks
- 3 miniature plates
- A baggy of misc. items: some flat toothpicks*, some sl
Sorry Mario BrosSorry Mario BrosSorry Mario Bros2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Say what you will about Anita Sarkeesian, you gotta admit that people do take note of what she says for good or ill. In this piece of news, it's for the good.
As you might already know, in her latest video she outlined a simple "damsel frees herself" video game. Nothing too spectacular but it showcased how one can subvert the typical trope and make a strong female character out of it. While many were quick to criticize her for not making the game herself (given her kickstarter success), others took a more direct approach and actually made a game in 2 weeks.
The game is called "Sorry Mario Bros," and the plot is that Princess Peach decides to rescues herself by leaving Bowser's castle in world 8-4. You progress right to left through familiar, but slightly altered, original Mario Bros. worlds working your way backwards towards world 1-1. Along the way you can take detours and use Peach's float ability to reach hidden areas and collect "princess coins."
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
Me n NickMe: You can't leave meMe n Nick3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nick: I never plan on it
Nick: Not in a million years
Nick: Would I ever find a girl half as good as you are.
Me: ;w; -melts into a puddle of mush- AWHHHHH
Me: -little hands form out of the puddle on the floor and make grabby motions-
Me: ;w; <3
Nick: Ohh x3 Silly *pulls you out of the floor and cuddles you, licking your cheek* You are my everything <3
XD we are such sappy turds.
Artgerm's chatroom is now open!I've got tons of questions daily asking me all kind of questions regarding my art and digital art in general. Therefore I've decided to setup a dedicated chatroom as a contact point with fans and friends. I hope this will be a good way to answer some of your questions. Granted I won't be around all day but I will try my best to be present as much as my schedule allows. ( Be reminded that I live in Singapore so if you are not from Asia, I will probably be sleeping when you are awake! )Artgerm's chatroom is now open!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The chatroom is called Artgermination > http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/Artgermination
If you prefer to purchase my art outside dA, here is an alternative. You can find something different over there, such as iphone cases.
My Google+ account is ready. Please add me if you want a more "personal" connection with me and my life outside DeviantArt.
See you there!
OC CONTEST! CANCELLED!OC CONTEST! CANCELLED!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
About time I did one of these :I
1) Must be a watcher of mine, new watchers welcome!
2) Must post a journal about this contest
3)Fav this journal (no faving if you aren't entering!)
I need a new OC //crying// and I'm basically broke with money so I can't commission any customs, and of course I have an art block so I'm gonna host a contest
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET CLOSER TO WINNING:
I love beanies uwu
I love freckles //screaming//
I love canine/feline mixes, but I can accept other things too!
If you include anything I said I like on my page you basically
get closer to winning xD
First place) 15 (I'm broke ; ; ), a custom adopt by me, OC created will become one of my main OCs, and 3 free commissions
Second Place) 2 free commissions, a custom adopt, and OC will join my OC family
Third Place) 1 free commission, and a custom adopt
May 15th, 2015
THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED!