Your NaNoWriMo Support!As promised, I'll be hosting a crap ton of chat events during November help keep all of you on track with your NaNo projects. And for those of you that have signed up with our poll, you'll also be receivingYour NaNoWriMo Support!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Quick Refresher Course
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Word Wars Chats are a simple and easy way to get words down. Each event will have a different amount of rounds, but the concept is always the same. The host (inknalcohol) will give the Ready, set, start writing! and you'll write as fast as your fingers will allow you until the time runs out (we'll be usin
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
Being Critical =/= HateLooks like I need to remind people about this again, as yesterday I got several comments in a row from people who assumed that me being critical about something automatically translated into me outright hating it. I don't know how to stress this enough but that's not the case... You can be critical of stuff you like and not hate it. I don't know why our culture tries so hard to force everything into such black and white terms but come on guys, really... being critical and smart about what you love doesn't mean you hate it.Being Critical =/= Hate2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take the Dragon's Crown comic, for example, in which I was critical of the Sorceress's design. From that someone hypothesized that I must HATE the game, and that's farthest from the truth. I know full well that Vanillaware is an amazing studio and they do fantastic work. One of my favorite games of theirs is Muramasa the Demon Blade. Dragon's Crown has scored really highly and it's most definitely worth your money to buy/download it if you can. BUT... I can still be
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Breathing lifeless... by mirpiphotography Untitled by Menoevil Flashback by lostknightkg
humeur noire XVI by crossfading The Disappearance Of Ms. G - State Of Levitation by AlexandruCrisan Ad nauseam by Sei-Zako
Dark Matter by Inextremiss The disease of my sorrow by Zewarr One Man's Dream by Menoevil
2015004 by y5y6 Lisbon 97 by JACAC ... by GrauenAndMWeissArt
urban mural II by VisitingFahrrad Displacement by SplitEnsds MeKano by Pierre-Lagarde
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Untitled by Menoevil O Level by siamesesam
Sydney Opera House by Mars-Hill No Time by PhotoartBK The Gate by Nightline
Le Temps by tuminka Wasser 1 by pillendrehr 532 by Sasha-Seyd
The Dematerialisation Of Ms. G by AlexandruCrisan A Delphic Night by Fassod
Image by dasTOK Proxy. by DavidTalley
Graphy by Einsilbig Gold Gate by Draken413o The Red Triangle by freMDartet
Reborn by mirpiphotography white gold silence by LostOneself
Conceptual Madness #3Conceptual Madness #32 months ago in Personal More Like This
Run Away by TheGhostVirus
Sew me a heart with strings from your own. by kamakebelieve
Strange Laundry by uosiek1
Spinal Column by CopperyGlare
Rebirth by Sturmideenkind
The Black Cat by xBassxHarmingx
Consequences. by Tooga
The Birth by blood1ess
Erased by TheGhostVirus
Fire Starter by Rosalee720
complexes by flowerpottt
Divination by Jerrysc0tt
Debauchery by Jerrysc0tt
Counting the time by JeisonRodriguez
Time blurred every trace. by Phototubby
Curse of my oblivion by AnnaO-Photography
INSIGHT by NataliaDrepina
Feather dreams by iNeedChemicalX
Left Is The New Right by joiedevivre89
fallen by derlevi
Justice is a living legend in no man's land ! by MahmoudElkourd
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swimming memories by WonderMilkyGirl
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Cassandra... by ChristineAmat Autumn spring by endegor
There will be blood by xbastex
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Pacific RimPlotPacific Rim2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An alien rift opens up in the pacific ocean and giant monsters start pouring out. After failing to stop them with our usual tanks and planes, the world unites to make giant mech robots punch the monsters to death. Because the robots are so big and complex, controlling them alone is too intense for a single human brain to comprehend. So mech robots are piloted by two crew members who mind meld with each other to share the power load. The better in-synch the pilots are with each other, the better the robots perform. The movie follows the events as monster outbreaks increase and a last ditch effort to close the portal is put into motion.
There is a LOT to get through in the movie in terms of world building. Sometimes so much so that you don't get a chance to absorb it all in. Likewise, since there's so much going on the characters don't get very developed either. Outside the 3 main characters, the rest of the characters are simplified ste
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 123MarinaCoric'sConceptual Spotlight Vol. 1231 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 123
Annihilation of the Human Race
nature in my blood
Can You Think Outside Of The Box?
Third Featuring - 2015Third Featuring - 20152 months ago in Personal More Like This
A humble collection
a Will to feature
I hope once
You'll follow the
a little story
Of my and your own
these creations of
in all of the following
Meier's white franchise by DRIVINGYOU
:: street spirit by noahsamuelmosko
LOST by iram
White eats Red by tholang
Bullets are the Beauty of the Blistering Sky by Cloud-Factory
NYNY2015_oo26 by br53199
Hold by I-Got-Shot
after by system666
Burst light bulb by LinsenSchuss
Restored by shatter-the-silence
The Executive Imgurian by TheMozzy
What have I done by Mrs-Durden
Urban bites by Blakk-mamba
O R A N G E by MARX77
Animation Shorts ListHaven't been posting much of what's happening with me (lazy I guess |D), I decided to make this list of all the animation shorts I've seen and enjoyed and want to share with you guys. I expand whenever I need to cover up a previous journal lol.Animation Shorts List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(SM |Stop Animation)
IN ALPHABET ORDER
The Backwater Gospel (3D) As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die. Not safe for innocent kids.
Big Bang Boom (SM) Evolution done through graffiti art and even the occasional object.
The Cat Piano Stylistic slick anthromorphic cats in a city of music terrorized b
The Used Game ParadigmOver the course of this past generation I've been watching the video game market react to the way it's been forced to deal with increasing changes. I've come out against used game sales and even written a journal about boycotting GameStop because (like most people at the time) I believed they were the root cause of all the problems the video game industry has. But that's something I don't believe now as intently as i did then. From where I sit, piracy and used games sales are a problem, but not in the way game companies want us to believe that they are.The Used Game Paradigm2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Used games are a good thing for consumers. We get to try games out, and if we don't like what we see or finish it early, we trade it in and try another title instead. It's a very good system for us since video game rentals are much harder to come by. Most video rental stores in America have gone extinct and outside specific Red Box Kiosks there aren't a lot of places for consumers to rent video games. The exception, of course, being thr
SNIPPY: evidence"Blasted mug!"SNIPPY: evidence3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I looked at it hatefully.
"This is all your fault!"
I attempted to throw the mug at the Arbitrator, to smash it, to let go of it.
Nothing of the sort was possible.
I flailed left and right. The mug did not budge. I could not let it go, no matter how hard I tried. It was as if it were glued to me with a strange static-like substance. It rolled between my fingers and from one hand to the other, but it was as if I were made of iron and the mug were a powerful rare-earth magnetic bearing coated with oil.
Why can't I let go of the mug?!
Did the Arbitrator's reconstruction of my organs have anything to do with this?
Upon giving up to prying the mug out of my hands, I turned to the Arbitrator and spoke.
I made my case calmly and clearly, pressuring various facts that my DNA couldn't possibly be on the mug and that I looked nothing like Captain and that it might as well scan my memories for evidence or something of that sort.
If I was a rose, dear...Hi sweetherats! Now I'll create a little unusual feature...If I was a rose, dear...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
This day, on the 15th of March is a National day in Hungary, as a remembrance of the Revolution in 1848, that started an one and a half year-long war in order to become sovereign, to fight against being under the control of Austria. As I would not really like to hold you all a History lesson, I'd rather show you a Hungarian song, that's kind of like an unofficial national anthem of our country. The title, "Ha én rózsa volnék" means "If I was a rose", the tone was originally a folk song, and then the lyrics, the metaphors that could be translated to the language of our History, trying to be open and accept, made this wonderful music so spectacular. As none of you understands my language, I tried to find English lyrics and I did - Down will you see them, along with the pictures. And here is the song, in the interpretation of our wonderful singer, Zsuzsa Koncz... And at the end, like 10000 people...
Hobbit Study ComparisonThe goal of my Hobbit study was to interpret scenes from the book which were cut out of the 1977 animated film as if they were still there. Unbeknownst to me there actually is a rare book out there with several illustrations from the Rankin Bass production archives. So for comparison we're gonna look at how my version of Beorn and the Arkenstone compare to how Rankin Bass in 1977 would've interpreted things.Hobbit Study Comparison2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Special thanks to :iconFluffySpiderz: for scanning these for us to look at!
Official Rankin Bass Production Illustrations
Official Rankin Bass Production Illustrations
Aside from the fact that I clothed Beorn, I'm actually quite surprised at how accurate these scenes are from how I interpreted them in the Rankin Bass style. I was very surprised to see how the Arkenstone was envisioned, as I didn't think the
Daily Literature Deviations for May 17, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for May 17, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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To the Moon and Back by Lorelyne Crystal by FGW-Photography
Summon the Cold by eringraboski
by deadendsoul Dreamcatcher by pigarot
Moonlight dance I by Tikal-SH
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T u r n II by ZanaSoul
Three Clear Water Drops Balancing by RainaAstaldo Sister Moon by catch---22
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Rzecz tajemna by AnnaO-Photography
Horsin' Around Vol. 17Horsin' Around Vol. 172 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone, and welcome to Horsin’ Around!
Horsin' Around a monthly article that brings you the latest news in and around the dA Equine Community! Horsin' Around began with MichelleWalker, who passed it into my hands. As Michelle always said: I’d be grateful if you could give me feedback on what you think of it, and if you have any suggestions for future issues, I’d love to hear them. If you think that someone you devWatch deserves a feature, let me know and I’ll try and feature them here! I hope you enjoy this issue, and thanks for reading!
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Digger Won A Hugo!Thank you to everybody who nominated and voted and generally cheered for Digger in the Best Graphic Story category at this year's Hugos---I am incredibly honored and incredibly grateful.Digger Won A Hugo!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the blow-by-blow of what it's like to spend a Worldcon wondering if you're going to win a Hugo, and then The Bit Where I Fought Neil Gaiman For Free Nachos, I point you at my blog: http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1508804.html
I have con crud. I go fall down now. I love you all.
JUICY STUDIO FUNTIMESRA PRODUCTION FUNTIME JOURNAL-JUICY STUDIO FUNTIMES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Starting a Webcomic - Four Words You Need to Know"Just fucking do it"Starting a Webcomic - Four Words You Need to Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanna preface this by saying that this is all opinion and observation, formed from my own experiences and perspective. In fact, I think it needs to be said that I create webcomics in a bit of a vacuum...
The other day I was talking with a graphic designer friend, and he mentioned how now and then he'd get together with other graphic designers just to hang out and share stories. He also mentioned that I don't have that with fellow web-comic artists or with other freelance illustrators. At the time he said this I sort of shrugged it off, but it's true and it's a bigger deal than I first thought. Sure, I have plenty of friends that have entered comic tournaments, or with aspirations of being webcomic creators, but few to none that really produce them. At the least, none I feel I can hang out with, online or off, and go "haha yeah fans amirite?" or "oh shit _____ linked to you?! sweet!". Most importantly, webcomics can be a work-intensive unrewarding hobby at times.
Yoshi StoryI have to admit, I am incredibly surprised by the overwhelming success and appreciation of the recent comic "A Yoshi Story"Yoshi Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In less than 24 hours the comic has generated almost 200,000 views and been featured on a number of different outlooks including DA's tumblr, facebook, ICanHasCheezeburger, Memebase, and more.
As much as I would like to take credit for the comic, I want people to give proper credit due to DA user Commisar-Erdno for writing the story in the first place. All I did was draw it. Credit for the concept and execution goes to Erdno. So please be sure to check their DA page out and tell them how much you loved the comic.
It's also rather fun to see the comic being used as a Rorschach Test of people's optimism/pessimism. Either way, it's still fun to see everyone's interpretations of the story.
So thank you everyone for your support. I really did not expect a comic about a Yoshi sacrificing itself to save Mario to become so popular and loved by s
'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?'2 years 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
Undiscovered artists 21.Today I'm gonna introduce you MahmoudElkourd , an amazing photographer. He has been a deviant for 2 months, has 23 watchers and 416 pageviews, only one photo of his is widely known, which, considering the amazing power and message of his pictures, is simply unjust. I think that these depicted feelings and voices raised should definitely have a wider audience. So... I let you wonder now...Undiscovered artists 21.2 months ago in Personal More Like This