Pick a sideThis is just going to be a rant about something that has been on my mind for a while.Pick a side7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I keep hearing people, religious or atheists, say "You have to pick a side. Picking a side is important. Are you religious or atheist? Picking a middle way like agnostic is cowardly"
You want to know what side I'm on? I'm on the side of I want state and religion to be separate and for it to otherwise not matter.
It's usually people who come from countries where religion still has a big hand in law who feel strongly about this, and I can understand why. Where they come from it is important, but the entire world isn't like that. In the part of the world I come from it doesn't matter if you're religious or not.
You don't want the abortion because of your religion? Fine, no one is going to force you, but if you do, you can have it. You don't want to get married in a church or have your child baptized? Fine, we'll take care of that at the City Hall. You're gay and want to get married in a church, but
Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous ExamplesJust for fun I thought I'd do a rundown of the most common forms of humor, their definitions, and examples. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are a list of many forms of humor and literature discourse which often get confused of mixed up.Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous Examples9 months ago in Personal More Like This
An imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Example: The movie "Airplane" is a parody of 1970's disaster movies. Many of Weird Al's music videos are parodies of other more famous music videos.
A work of visual art, literature, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates.
Example: The movie "Super 8" is a pastiche of 1980's adventure films, specifically imitating the style of Stephen Spielberg's early career,
Other M, Kickstarter, and Frozen Vs TangledOther M DramaOther M, Kickstarter, and Frozen Vs Tangled5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone, just wanted to say sorry for starting up more Other M drama. It still fascinates me how just mentioning the name of the game causes so many people to get so angry. I guess I thought maybe the hatred for it had died down, but I was wrong. So sorry to any of my fans who might’ve been caught up in any frustrating debates or flame wars as a result. That’s my bad, I’ll try to not let it happen again
A fan of my work asked if I would promote this so here it goes. The page is in spanish, but thanks to google translate y’all can read about it here!
Or if you read spanish here’s the non-translated page: http://fondeadora.mx/projects/vetealaversh
Check it out, if it looks like something you’d be interested in
Introducing the New Gallery Framed PrintIntroducing a Sleek New Framing OptionIntroducing the New Gallery Framed Print9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75! Classy art at reasonable prices. That means you can get a fine art archival quality paper print with a frame starting at just
Folklore creatures explainedA short list of things that will help you better understand Scandinavian folklore creatures. Some I've talked about before, others are new.Folklore creatures explained1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) They are people. While they could turn invisible to humans they weren't considered spiritual creatures, but people with their own cultures. The troll culture, the elf culture, the gnome culture, and so on. They were believed to live normal everyday lives with their own conflicts and struggles, much like fantasy races in modern fiction.
2) They will treat you like you treat them. While some creatures are more dangerous than others, they always respond to respect with respect, kindness with kindness, and rudeness will be severely punished. This goes for ALL of them, even those popular media has taught you are either nice or evil.
3) They are connected with sex. Some like the huldra are inherently sexual, but even those that are not sexual in nature like gnomes still hold a stronger power over people who think a lot about sex, such as young people
.confess;.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
(i'd rather walk myself home, bare feet cold on pavement)
I Hate April Fools DayNot because I’ve ever “been the fool” in a April 1st Prank or anything, but more or less because I have to endure the MONTHS upon MONTHS of people who unironically believe whatever bullshit joke a company decided to make on the internet that day.I Hate April Fools Day3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some companies do the joke well, like YouTube when they announced the complete YouTube DVD collection, or when they turned all the videos into old timey black and white film strips.
But others, more commonly associated with the entertainment media, usually just create a fake new story that unfortunately spreads like wild-fire. I STILL see people unironically blaming Nintendo for never releasing Wind Waker with updated Twilight Princess models and textures.... based on an april fools joke made in 2005!
And part of the ire I have about this day comes from how VOLATILE and quick to HATE on everything is on the internet. Nobody actually stops and thinks before they post anything, so jokes like this usually just end up devolving i
Site Update: Welcoming New DeviantsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Welcoming New Deviants1 month ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For deviants with rebilling enabled on their Premium Membership, the Rebilling page would display an incorrect setting status on the day before rebilling occurred. Fixed by yury-n
For a brief period, dashes would be unintentionally stripped from deviation titles. Fixed by Alisey
When inputting text into the Real Name field of the deviantID widget, it would only allow 4 letters of the Cyrillic alphabet. Fixed by Alisey
Some Gallery Folder thumbnails would only load after scrolling down the page. Fixed by lepidosteus
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 4BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 44 months ago in Art Features More Like This
BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX piano lessons and self portrait by KizukiTamura BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX
Untitled by alisinwonder DOMESTIC STRANGER (edit) by chryssalis Untitled by alisinwonder
Untitled by JFBAYLE FreeFalling by HelloDearThomas Untitled by JFBAYLE
004 by pyros __ by windrides 004 by pyros
Trees Of Life II by cameraflou
The Battle We Didn't ChooseNote - these aren't photos of me or by me but a feature of photos from:The Battle We Didn't Choose6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Photos copyright Angelo Merendino
ART Hours.............................................................ART Hours1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Help me Disappear II by disies Viva Emptiness III by disies
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Forum FeatureI ventured into the forums to ask for art & there's some of the pretty pieces I came across~ I hope you like them as much as I do~Forum Feature7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The KAWAii Girls in Wonderland by oONorchenOo Foggy morning by TriinErg Together Forever by sugarbearkitty
Amaterasu by XxPsychoDreamxX Sleepy Bird by octonom Cherry Blossom - Kanzakura III by SepticSkeptik
Passing Time by cheslah Neptune by Arreis-Kurai Gumi and Miku_No Strings Attached by stkstarbullet
Cancer II by DraculeaRiccy Guild Wars 2 Necromancer by Gnin Blue Recycled Circuit Board Cufflinks by Techcycle
Dying innocence by Entenn Stella by LeAnneCarole317 Jewelry: Pendant 002, 'Fiery Flowers, Evening Sky' by 4pplemoon
Melodies of a Season's change by Miguel-Santos Broken by Junk-Heart BUTTERFLIES~ by LadyKuki
liminary I by Enigmapsyche Lilac Dream by LadyX-3000 Where will their journey lead them by AdriennEcsedi
Places XVIPlaces XVI8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned.
Hospice des vieillards 12 by yanshee
Into the Another World by AbandonedZone
Suicide Stairwell 2 by explicitly schlaf kindlein schlaf ... by FatmeBondage
stanza di ospedale by FatmeBondage last place ... by FatmeBondage
Alone by rasto1893
Elegy III by younghappy .: One of Us :. by oguzceng
237 by LukeMajewski Aftermath by LukeMajewski
The silence in between by PawelMatys
Sucker PunchedThis is a LONG one so settle in!Sucker Punched8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been re-watching Sucker Punch a lot lately and have been humorously admiring how misunderstood it is. It’s almost comical how a movie that comes right out and says “I am about the negative connotations surrounding the constant sexual abuse and objectification that women endure,” gets reviewed and dismissed as “just another pandering male geek fantasy of objectified sexualized women.”
I could write a book on the various subtle metaphors and messages Sucker Punch visualizes, but I don’t wanna bore you all. But to demonstrate what I mean let’s just dissect a small piece of it.
Before we begin we need to understand two things. First, Director Zach Snyder made the film with the express intent of it being a feminist critique on geek culture. If you don’t believe me, hear it from his own words: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/interview-zack-snyder-on-the-sexuality-and-world
Movie Contest - ENTRIES CLOSEDTHE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE: http://fav.me/d5gvtnwMovie Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time is over! Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries, we're going to take a couple of days to check all the entries and discuss the winners, we will make the announcement soon look up for the poll to decide the third place!
ALL ENTRIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE MOVIE CONTEST FOLDER
Today we welcome the newest member of our team, GrandmaThunderpants! We're happy to have her join the semi-sweeties staff and we want you to share the happiness with us, and for that we're organizing a new contest! Since summer is the time for incredible movies, this time we want you to make food inspired by movies
To make this time even more joyful, we're also going to throw a giveaway! To enter the giveaway all you have to do is fave this blog entry and you're automatically in! One week from now on Au
Myths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Results should be up within a weekMyths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yooooo Ky-nim here with another contest!
Ever wanted to try making the Myths of Unova cast wear an outfit you wished they wore? Want some shiny Pokemon for your X/Y game? If you said yes to any of those (esp the second one), we have a "Fashion Contest" for you!! Which may or may not be a way to keep ya'll distracted until the hiatus ends eheheh
Sounds like a fun contest and want to participate? Awesome! Here are some guidelines for the contest.
Draw any of the MoU cast (human, Pokemon) in an outfit that they would not normally wear!
Gijinkas of the Pokemon cast are allowed (dead 'mons too!)
Doing a crossover outfit entry is okay (i.e. KLK, SnK). BUT since creativity is part of the judging criteria (see below), please keep in mind that a entry with original outfits (or even outfits that take influence/reference to a show without copy-pasting) will be rated higher in that category.
Please keep all
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through FigurinesNintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines3 months 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 kodykoaalPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoaal
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoaalZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoaal
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoaal
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoaal
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoaalToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoaal
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoaal
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoaal
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoaal
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoaal
Site Update: Undiscovered, New Journal WriterIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Undiscovered, New Journal Writer1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Undiscovered (Beta): Unearthing Quality Art
Each day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of art are submitted to deviantART. As more and more artists join, create, and share their work, it becomes easy for high quality art to miss its chance to stand out and be seen.
Our new browse mode, Undiscovered, aims to bring new, high quality artwork to the foreground.
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Frozen Review (no spoilers)Saw Frozen finally. Gotta say, it was much better than I thought it was going to be.Frozen Review (no spoilers)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Like many of you, I was privy to the ongoing “takedown” of this latest Disney cartoon through various forums and blogs online. And this is a spectacular reason why you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. So much of the pre-release hatred was focused on trivial things (some of which had been changed without the community knowing for a long time) and on pointing out minor technical errors that I kinda feel like people were WANTING to hate this movie from the start. (And full disclosure here: I even participated in some of that pre-release hate.)
To be honest, after I saw it I felt kinda “meh” about it. But the more I’ve let it sink in and the more I’ve thought about it after the fact, the more I began to appreciate it (Which is always good). It’s better to have a movie start off meh and become a favorite over time than one which y
Supernatural PLZ Guide!:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::iconletters-plz::iconletter-u-plz::iconletterp-plz::iconletter-e-plz::iconletterr-plz::iconletter-n-plz::iconlettera-plz::iconlettert-plz::iconletter-u-plz::iconletterr-plz::iconlettera-plz::iconletter-l-plz:Supernatural PLZ Guide!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last Updated: 12/3/12
Good News, Bad NewsSo the good news is that the new technique of posting a preview image with a link to my website does indeed generate quite a bit more of extra activity to my ad revenue generating pages. From the few tests I’ve done so far I get on average an extra 2-3,000 views than when I post the comic on DA with a link.Good News, Bad News5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The bad news is that this means it’s in my best interest to post more stuff on my various websites, and not on DA. Which is problematic because I enjoy interacting with my fans here on DA far more than I do on my website. I like having everything kinda all together in one place and this new technique kinda disrupts that flow. While it’s in my best interest, it also kinda feels a little cheap and annoying.
Maybe I’ll be able to combine the two at some point, updating the older previews with the full comics/art like a few weeks down the road, but I don’t know. It’s also sadly likely in my best interest to update all my older strips that are still po
'Why Are We Even Talking About This?'I get that phrase a lot, that and "over react much?" whenever I bring up ANY issue, be it from a video game, politics, or whatever. There seems to be a lot of people who just don't wanna talk about anything at all, and would much rather these discussions just not exist so they can get on with their lives.'Why Are We Even Talking About This?'10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You'll be unsurprised to learn that I don't agree with that wisdom. In my books, if you don't do anything, nothing is going to happen. If there's an injustice in the world somewhere and you stay silent, that injustice isn't going to fix itself. It will just keep happening. That, my friends, is complacency.
Then of course there are those people who don't believe that the world will ever change, therefor there's no reason to try, and actively try to stop anyone who dares to stand up for something. I can't begin to describe how annoying that mindset is to me. It's almost sadistic in it's very nature, by actively trying to stop people from making the world a better place by being dismissi
Venting my PEEVES 2014 editionI’ve got a bunch of little annoying petty things I wanna bitch about. I need to vent. Please don’t take all this stuff seriously, or even try to offer advice on how to fix any of them. I don’t care. I’m just venting frustrations, not looking for help.Venting my PEEVES 2014 edition4 months ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE AND CURSING
Fuck you, YouTube. I don’t want to use a Google Plus Account because Google Plus is bullshit and I the ONLY reason I got it is because you MADE me get it. Every time I log into YouTube you automatically switch me from my TomPreston6 account name to a Google Plus name I DON’T USE and I am greeted every time with the “you have no subscriptions” warning. FUCK YOU. I HAVE SUBSCRIPTIONS. THEY ARE IN MY TOMPRESTON NAME! I DON’T USE GOOGLE PLUS!
Seriously, this has gotten SO frustrating lately (literally every single day it’s done this) that I am seriously considering quitting YouTube ENTIRELY. That’s BAD MANAGEMENT Goo