Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Official DeviantArt ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests, unless otherwise stated.Official DeviantArt Contests4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Alleyway IncidentHiya Ryceballs. I left out something on my previous journal, something I kinda wanted to talk about but was a bit scared to... But I have decided that maybe its better to get it off my chest. This is a true story and it happened two weeks ago while I was in Melbourne for Armageddon Expo, it was a sunday night, I had a long day selling artworks and I was back in the hotel room chilling, at around 10pm I got hungry and realised I don't have much to eat, I didn't wanna call room service because I wasn't sure if food is still available that late. So knowing the 24/7 grocery store is just a block away, I decided to head out to buy a cup noodle or something. It was pretty dark outside with a bit of rain as well, much to my annoyance, but I was really really hungry. Now the proper way to get to the grocery store is to walk around the block, OR I can take a shortcut and go through the alleyway.... I tend to always walk around the block as I didn't wanna get mugged, if Batman has taught me anytAlleyway Incident1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Art is my Sword and ShieldHi Ryceballs! Today I just wanna share with you guys stories about how art has affected my life in a positive way, how it protected me as well as how it made me become a more confident man as you see today, this applied very heavily especially during my school years.Art is my Sword and Shield2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a photo of me when I was at school. I wasn't the best looking fella and wasn't very smart either, all I did was play Pokemon and daydream, actually I was pretty much setting myself up for great humiliation and constant bullying with what I do lol. But one thing kept my head above water, I used to draw... a LOT. I used to draw in my little pink diary as well as even drawing in my homework. I just really loved.. to draw. And you know what? I gained a lot of respect for that. I wasn't one of those popular kids at school but I actually got along with ALL the stereotype groups, I got along with the popular guys, the nerds, the hot girls, the Hongkies, the Korean breakdancers, the wannabe gangsters, I even got alo
Raffle Winners!Raffle Winners!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alright! Thank you everyone who entered in this raffle! A raffle which was made so much grander than I expected thanks to the donations of everyone that volunteered a prize! My thanks goes out to each and every one of you for kindly donating prizes as well as your time for this raffle, I hope in future raffles, I see as much of a turnout as I did this time!
Now for the moment you're all waiting for! The winners!
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I will be messaging you each shortly! Everyone who donated prizes, please contact the winners via note and let them know what they've won! Remember, I am not responsible for those who donated if they do not follow through on their end, i
Back from EB Expo 2013Hiya Ryceballs, I was at EB Expo 2013 last weekend to help out my friend Carlton on promoting his game Cell Surgeon. For more info on the game you can check out the company's facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/injoylabs I had free tickets to go for all three days, it was quite tiring because on two days it was from 9 in the morning till 9 at night.. yeah it was crazy. But it was fun none the less, got to try out many games and consoles including the PS4, Xbone, new Wii U games, Octodad, Knack, Beyond 2 souls, Pokemon Xandy as well as retro games such as Goldeneye and Super Mario. Now before I went to the Expo, I had no mercy for the Xbone, with their whole controversial decisions a couple of months back, I was not even gonna try out the xbone because of that. But... theres less people in the Microsoft area.. and there was a game that I really wanted to play, the game being KILLER INSTINCT, so I played it (many many times) and I gota say this could be my favouriBack from EB Expo 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!
Bart Vs Homer by MrTuke
Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!
With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons<
AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 2Where was I? Oh yeah thats right there's MORE chinese traditions/practices that annoys the living hell out of me. You can read part 1 here http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journal/AND-I-RANT-CHINESE-TRADITIONS-303710943 . Alright here goes.AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
SAY HELLO TO YOUR THIRD UNCLE'S WIFE'S MOTHER'S BROTHER'S SON'S STEP SISTER'S CAT'S COUSIN'S FATHER'S OWNER'S DAUGHTER'S SECOND BROTHER: Thats me in the middle (Not really) reading a book with a lot of relatives looking at me with their creepy faces. The thing is that all of those uncles has different unique titles, like 2nd uncle, 3rd uncle, 4th uncle. Then it can get more complicated like 2nd uncle's son, 3rd uncle's daughter. Then it can get even more complicated when you have to remember the title for relatives like your uncle's son's wife's mother's brother! And trust me even a complicated link like that has a unique title in chinese, and I am supposed to remember the title... Oh by the way as a duty from the youngest person in the family
Made my first Hitler rant videoAbout time I update my spider web filled youtube channel. To help express my feelings towards how Game Freak is trolling me hard this time, I have decided to make a Hitler video.Made my first Hitler rant video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy! Oh and Im NOT gonna ask you to leave some comments on the page and 'Like' the video, Im also NOT gonna be unoriginal and say the words 'Please subscribe'.
...And this is the start of my youtube career, more videos happening on the channel I promise.
My Deviantart StoryMy Deviantart Story8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is like the mother who gave birth to me. She gave me life as an artist, she allowed me to showcase my skills and creativity and even to express my ideas. Without Deviantart, there would be no Ry-Spirit!
Deviantart also allowed me to make new friends! Some of my closest friends I made are through here on this very website. And no they are not the three people in the image above, but those guys looks fun, contact me if you are one of the three people in the picture. Thanks
Deviantart has helped me grow as an artist and as a person too! Through positive feedback and compliments from the nice community!
Deviantart is like a home to me. This is the website I visit the most, I have made the most friends here, I also follow many other talented artists here who has inspired me. DA is my home!
Another thing that I experience a lot on Dev
That art thief SOB in the Artist AlleyOk here it is, the long awaited journal about that art thief guy at Animania a few weeks back, I promised I will write about it and here it is. I thought a lot about whether I should write about this because if its just a random art thief then I really don't mind dissing his grass.. but unfortunately that S.O.B also happens to be the brother of a High School friend of mine... :icontableflipplz:That art thief SOB in the Artist Alley1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This whole thing occurred in an anime convention that has been going downhill since a few years back, every year it gets worse and worse, to the point that I am now calling it Emptimania. It is no secret that the management is terrible, and that includes making sure that there are no bootleg stores around.... I don't know if they are just ignorant that there are bootleg stores there, or whether they dont give a duck because hey they get money from people getting a table. So anyway I was at the artist alley selling my things like usual, then a couple of tables down I noticed a guy, he looked fami
After Emptimania 2013 (And I rant)Hi guys LOL what a weekend! Remember last year when I talked about how bad Animania 2012 was? How empty it was? How bad the organisation was? Well this year its even worse XD It was so bad I joked that its more like Emptimania 2013. I remember there was a time when Animania was THE convention to go to, you had lots of people there all dressing up, everyone was into it, it was in a great location, it was also my first ever convention I went to, I dressed up as L and my beautiful ex dressed up as Misa. But now it seems like everyone dislike Animania to the point of hating it. Its understandable though, the entry price for one day is now a ripping $40, theres hardly any stores there selling stuff, one store even sold bootleg stuff, and Animania didn't do anything about it. Thats right, I was a few tables away from a bootleg store, the guy had posters of Miku and Shingeki no Kyojin that he 'claimed' he commissioned other artists to do, I further pushed him asking who these artists are andAfter Emptimania 2013 (And I rant)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through FigurinesNintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoalaPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoala
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoalaZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoala
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoala
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoala
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoalaToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoala
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoala
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoala
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoala
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoala
Dungeons And Dragons: Basement And DiceDungeons And Dragons: Basement And Dice1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Basements and Dice Playing Dungeons And Dragons Is Not What It Seems
Dungeons and Dragons Antheia AnRaza II
When you think Dungeons and Dragons, you may be inclined to picture a dark basement with broody, antisocial teens whispering spells and incantations over leather-bound tomes.
Perhaps D&D owes its cultural notoriety to the religious backlash against it in the 80s, as well as the over-the-top depiction of fantasy gaming and its players
Tales of the missing Car Park TicketThis happened two days ago when I had to go to a shopping mall called Westfield. I was there to receive my copy of Zelda Skyward Sword as well as trading in the frustrating Goldeneye Reloaded for possibly Skyrim.Tales of the missing Car Park Ticket3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The story begins as I drove to Westfield, got into the car park, its one of those car parks that requires you to get a ticket and if you are only there for 3 hours or less you wouldn't need to pay anything, then they charge you per hour after etc etc. My mind was still deep in thoughts about my grandfather's death that happened a few days ago so I wasn't really paying attention to what's happening around me. So I got into the shopping mall, got Skyward Sword, got rid of the stupid annoying Goldeneye Reloaded and traded it in for Skyrim. I then walked around the mall a little bit, went into Toys R Us and wandered around like a pedophile, I even went into the girls section for a bit (What? I like Monster High, don't judge me.) I spent around half an hour in the mall pretty much,
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*Lying on top of a big pile of money making snow angels*
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March 300 points Giveaway WINNERSThe winners, of my March Point Giveaway are:March 300 points Giveaway WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations, each one will receive 100 DA points!
Those who participated and didn´t win: I´ll hold another giveaway soon, so you might be lucky next time!
The rules for this Giveaway are quite simple, as always:
- Everyone can participate. My watchers and people, who don´t watch me.
- You just have to Fave this journal, that´s it.
3 lucky winners will receive 100 DA points, each.
The winners will be chosen via random.org on March the 22nd
Good luck, everyone!
@ WiR 2, Development Confirmed: It'sa Go Time =D ENGLISH...@ WiR 2, Development Confirmed: It'sa Go Time =D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, rumors about a second movie were here and there right after a few months the 1st one premiered, and we all were talkin' about "plans" on making it... But instead of 10 months old announcements, this one actually is fresh, just from a few days ago...
Basically Wreck-it Ralph 2 is on the go; there's no proper info. exactly (there're mentions here and there about encounters of the alternative universe kind between Ralph and another version of himself from other game, etc, Tron included, etc, etc) on what's the plot going to be or whatever... but Rich Moore apparently wants to "pay his debt" and include Mario on this second installment.
I've been really exceptical with the sayings on the whole thing, but this one seems legit so far...
Honestly, I don't care how much we will have to wait for it, the good thing to know is that is going to be
Bueno, rumores de una segunda película han r
Collection: Into The RealmCollection: Into The Realm3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Into the Realm
“Evening songs of burning wood and mead and laughter, of blood and hunts and fellowship: our halls echo with memories old and new. A day through forest and field, chasing the smell of spring, a moment above the morning mist to steal a glimpse of seas twinkling on the horizon; an eternity before our gates, in wonderment at the carved quests of heroes, coming alive at a fingertip’s request. Witness a lifetime into the realm… it is quite the adventure.”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...It's amazing how setting goals can make you unhappy.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For a long time, I've always thought to myself: "I'm not quite as good, but I will be once I've met my goal." Or, " Once I've reached my goal, I'll be happy, I'll be successful." I'm sure that I am not alone in this mode of thinking and as a result we ultimately push our own happiness to the back, unless we accomplish some major milestone.
We place ridiculous stress on ourselves to lose weight, get a promotion...finishing a comic or whatever.
But I think setting goals seem useless without a system or process in place to reach them. I'm learning more that it's important to understand the difference between goals & systems. The goal is the desired end result, the system is the process, or practice that (if committed to) eventually gets you there. Focusing on practice instead of performance allows you to be present, and improve at the same time. Planning progress (Goal) vs. Making progress (System).
Let's commit to
Fakemon Friday #2This week's Fakemon Friday I bring to you some more Pokémon you will encounter early on in your Havai adventure.Fakemon Friday #210 months ago in Personal More Like This
First we have Yarmeow, a Normal- and Fairy-type Pokémon. Yarmeow are very friendly and playful Pokémon. They unroll their tails and play with them when bored.
Ability: Cute Charm
Hidden Ability: Simple
Weight: 7.2 lbs
Next up we have Mousense. These Normal-type Pokémon are a common sight throughout the Havai region. Because of its very poor eyesight, it uses its whiskers, nose, and ears as a guide.
Hidden Ability: Scrappy
Weight: 7.7 lbs
And finally we have the Poison-type Pokémon Poissum. They are commonly found throughout the alleys of cities digging in trash bins, scavenging for food and collecting any unwanted valuables.
Species: Trash Digger
Abilities: Poison Touch/Run Away
Hidden Ability: Stench
Weight: 20.5 lbs
That's all for this we
piijenius flowers themed contest (ENDED)CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERSpiijenius flowers themed contest (ENDED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
✽ THE CONTEST IS NOW ENDED!
Thank you sooo so much for everyone who has participated in my first contest - FLOWERS THEMED CONTEST! The contest is now ended and the result will be announced tomorrow (April 6th 2014) at 4 pm Indonesian time (UCT +7) (new announcement time)!
I finally decided to make my own contest! This is my first time I hold my own contest and I am so excited! I hope you too! Please make sure that you have read everything in this journal first before asking a question. ;D
I have decided the theme of the contest is...
Yes you read that right! I want to make a contest where the contestant can combine my characters with one of my most favorite thing! This is what you h