Temporary Tattoos!Hey Guys! I finally have added temporary tattoos to my collection of goodies that I will be offering on storenvy and at conventions!Temporary Tattoos!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have them available on storenvy now! Take a look: http://lucky978.storenvy.com/collections/626053-temporary-tattoos
Use coupon code LuckyTats for 10% off all temporary tattoo purchases.
Mission 8 Present (Merchants)PLEASE WATCH THIS FIRST:Mission 8 Present (Merchants)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good day, Merchants.
I feel like I haven't had my head on straight lately, with so much going on. I may have lost my temper toward some of you for one reason or another, so I do apologize. I'm a little less... on edge, one might say. That isn't to say things have gotten any better... but we all have a living to make, and it really won't do for me to be scolding you all for this and that while we work toward that goal, hm? Right-o, then!
Despite these odd times, we have plenty being asked of us, the most pressing of which coming straight from the library of Draclugia Castle. I cannot say Lexy is the oddest Pokemon I've met from that... 'interesting' residence, though he could use a bit of the cheer the lot of you tend to have. Not that I can blame him, living in servitude to such a... well, let us not get into that. Goodness knows that ghostly fellow may transcend time itself to strangle me again over my thoughts on the castle's Lady.
But I digr
Genuine Scares in MoviesI'm a horror aficionado in the same way I am a movie aficionado.Genuine Scares in Movies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like the concept of 'horror' more often then I like horror films and I study the art and artifice of the medium more often then I pay patronage to it. Maybe this makes me a snob but I personally think its allowed me to delve pretty deep into what makes a horror movie work and why, wonder of wonders, earlier horror films and a handful of modern ones get it right where so many get it so very wrong.
Horror here is a word I'll use to mean the psychological sensibility: not so much the genre stereotypes. This means that horror will NOT be used as a synonym for movies with gore, movies with psycho killers, movies with demons, movies with violins on the soundtrack, or movies made by self proclaimed horror movie directors.
Horror to me means thrilling, not merely shocking. Stirring, not merely sickening.
Horror to me means atmosphere over slick visuals and it means suspense over telegraphed moments so painfully tailored to be h
Writing Great Ending ConfrontationsFirst off: Yay for my getting Photoshop back!Writing Great Ending Confrontations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Secondly, here's a little more about me being critical about stories and such, but hopefully its directed at improving the overall quality of storytelling and the satisfaction of fiction.
Case in point: the almost inevitable Final Confrontation.
SPOILERS for various films may be incoming given the journal's nature. Fair warning.
The hero and villain have worked their way through trials and tribulations aplenty on both sides (setbacks for the villain more likely, obstacles for the hero) and now the opposite numbers square off at last for the epic showdown. The arena can be anything from a courtroom to a battlefield. The contestants can be elite squad, ordinary individuals, entire armies, or mano-a-mano between our hero or anti-hero and the big boss of the opposition.
This is more of a problem then it first appears. What people don't consider often enough is that stories BEFORE there's have been told so the audience of this
LET'S GET FOLDINGLET'S GET FOLDINGLET'S GET FOLDING2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many times a friend or a deviant has said to me, "oh I could never fold origami, I'm not gifted that way", but it's just not true! As part of projecteducate's Artisan Crafts week, I'm going to show you how simple it is to find and fold something gorgeous and to present it well to your internet audience.
With just a little inspiration and a bit of patience, ANY one of us could fold something absolutely lovely. So what are you waiting for?? Let's get folding!
1) BE INSPIRED
First of all, you need to figure out what you want to fold. You need inspiration from looking at gorgeous origami, from admiring nature and the world around, or maybe it'll just hit you like a random lightning bolt. We are super privileged to have many experienced and skilful origamists on dA, many who create their own models from scratch. From persona
Two weeks for Artisan CraftsThe next two weeks at projecteducate will be all about Artisan Crafts.Two weeks for Artisan Crafts2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When we first asked the community for help to write articles for this project we were mind-blown by the positive response, so many answered to our call that we had to book two weeks instead of the regular one week event!
Here is the schedule for the upcoming Artisan Crafts awesomeness that is about to go down. Please note that certain articles may change at the last minute due to some members having to step down.
Also, stay tuned for a really fun contest announcement this afternoon.
Two weeks for Artisan Crafts!
19thFIRST DAYAM - Introduction and Schedule for Artisan Crafts WeeksPM - The recycling and reusing contest
Solutions to Popular ClichesWe all know they exist, and they usually exist for a reason: to serve as the lynchpin of a plot that is either too lazy or the writer too unversed in films and stories to realize how stock they've made their production without intending to. Stereotypical plot turns, unrealistic but procedural character reactions, suspension of logic for the sake of following in well worn footsteps: none of this necessarily means the final product won't be entertaining, don't get me wrong. But what can't be denied is that cliches cheapen a product and make story lines feel less organic and more contrived.Solutions to Popular Cliches1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However in addition to pointing out a few of these classics and trying briefly to explain why they might be used, I'd also like to provide my suggestions for how to get around these road bumps in plot structure and accomplish what these placeholders are meant to, but perhaps accomplish it in a much more interesting way in service to the story, not detrimental to it.
Plot and story are not the same thin
I'm Sick Of HumansI hate people. All they do is ruin everything. Ive been asking my dad for days to get my dig wet food because she won't eat her dry food without it and we ran out and he refuses to get off his lazy ass and get her some and. Can't drive myself to get it for her. He won't let me ask my grandmother to take me to get some either. Now my dog hasn't eaten anything but treats and people food for two days and I asked him if we could please get dog food and he kept saying tomorrow so I was like but she. Weds food today she's a dog and dogs need food and he starts telling me I'm useless and stupid and he hates me and cussing at means everything all because I asked him for dog food. I'm fucking done with my family. All my family does is put me down constantly and I guess I don't have any good friends anymore so...guess all. Have are my dogs cats bunny and fish.... -.-I'm Sick Of Humans2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Disagree With Taxedermy And Population ControlHow would we feel if animals started to kill us because there were too many of us? And then they just took our skin around pretending it was real or something? Pretty rediculous. This world does not belong to us. We share it.I Disagree With Taxedermy And Population Control3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please Stop Selling Lioden Lions...FOR $$$, DA POINTS, ETC.Please Stop Selling Lioden Lions...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconmrxylax: has warned me and wishes to let ALL LIODEN USERS to STOP selling lioden lions for anything other than food, SB and/or GB. he and i have had a very extensive conversation regarding punishment for making side profits from lioden lions. here is a snippet explaining the most important part:
please know this for future reference; xy has given us ALL a warning to NOT sell lions for anything other than food/SB/GB. please dont sell lions for $$$ or dA , it is very disrespectful to Xy and all of the people that have put the Lioden game together for us. he and the lioden creators are VERY friendly and understanding, but selling lions for and real life money has gotten disgustingly out of hand.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND REPOST THIS JOURNAL.
LeftHandedArtists Contest: THINK DIFFERENT!Hey our lefty and ambidextrous members, but also all others who are not „from the other side“, we have something to announce!LeftHandedArtists Contest: THINK DIFFERENT!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: STILL TWO WEEKS TO GO! LET THE ENTRIES ROLL!!!! [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Orange]
As all of you should know, August 13th is a very special day for lefties everywhere! It is Left Handers’ Day – a day where we can all get together freely and talk about our scissor preferences, smudged writing and how many times we’ve heard: “Hey! Are you left-handed?”.
Of course, we can do that any day. But on the 13th of August we have an awesome excuse. And once again, we’re providing you with the perfect excuse to put on that thinking cap and grab your art supplies to create something awesome f
EPISODE 3 FEELS. DISCUSS. *spoilers*EPISODE 3 FEELS. DISCUSS. *spoilers*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
GUYS. GUYS. GUYS.
International links for episode 3: http://watchseries.eu/episode/the_legend_of_korra_s1_e3-161900.html
Do You Want a Franchise, or a World?There's a difference between a franchise and a fictive universe.Do You Want a Franchise, or a World?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When George Lucas dreamed up Star Wars, when Tolkien devised Lord of the Rings, when Roddenberry conjured Star Trek, and numerous other visionaries lay pen to paper or started the reel on a camera their initial thought was not 'I can probably make a lot of money off of this idea by selling merchandise.'
To clarify Lucas thought his strange throwback experiment movie would make so little money he bet Steven Spielberg a portion of the merchandising rights to his impending flop in favor of an investment in the clearly about to be more successful film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As for Tolkien he barely intended to publish his private writings made principally to test out a language he had invented, and Roddenberry thought after his original Trek show was canceled following lackluster initial impact that that was the end of that.
To each of these people the world was crafted before the franchise because the fran
Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest WinnersBeautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, C
Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons5 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<
June TasksJune Tasks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello to those who are reading! My name’s Andy and I have written this in hopes of finding some good, honest, and true law-abiding pokemon who’re willing to help in Gambitville. Gambitville is a wonderful desert town, a wonderful home for pokemon of all ages and creeds, young and small, old and tall!… Or at least it would be if all the dang no-good criminals were wrung out and hung to dry. You see, Jury, our kind and dutiful mayor, has been out of commission for a good while, and during that time it seems that every villain, crook, and two-bit thief just waltzed along into our quaint little desert town. Now that Jury’s awake again he is quite literally FUMING!
…and that’s where you step in!
I have heard that there are those of you out there who belong to different groups, like “mercenaries”, “shopkeeps”, “helpers” or some other such nonsense; I have been told by our wonderful mayor to allow anyon
Some little dragon dudes up for auction on Ebay.So the sale went well. Everything was gone in about 30 seconds! You people are just rabid for dragons O_OSome little dragon dudes up for auction on Ebay.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll have to make some more of those little guys in the future. I think this week I'm gonna finally start working on some elemental dragons! I've been wanting to try that theme for quite a while, so that is on this week's agenda I think. I'm also trying to figure out a good way to do a suggestion box or something. If you have a cool idea, I might just make it! Ideas on the best way to do that? Maybe facebook? I dunno? Help
And for those who didn't get a baby oriental, there are two very sweet little dragons available on ebay. Here are the links for them for anyone interested. The auctions both end Wednesday night (July 10th).
Rainbow: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121139927611?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649 Goldy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-and-Gold-Oriental-Dragon-Sculpture-/121139930467
[CLOSED]I used to take art suggestions for free icons, but it's been a while since then and I have a new focus. I'd like to spend more time on my Cakie-and-Friends now.[CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just leaving up this journal so I don't have to edit a hundred deviations to remove the link.xD
Female Roles or Sterotypes?For all its hoopla about racism and sexism, Hollywood is without exception the single biggest practitioner of both.Female Roles or Sterotypes?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why are there not very many minority actors? Not because people don't want to see them, but because Hollywood won't hire them. Why are there so few woman directors or actors playing anything but pretty distractions and generic roles? Not because there's no public demand for better female characters, but because Hollywood sees no reason to spend the time writing any.
Female roles especially fall into one of two subgroups most often...
1: The superfluous, amiable damsel in distress there to look pretty and be rescued.
2: The grouchy, superior, businesslike, alpha-female archetype.
And these two can blend or even replace one another as time goes, but this seems to be the norm unfortunately in most major productions. Woman it seems can't play characters, can be PEOPLE they have to represent something, either a male or female power fantasy. Men sometimes have this
The Great DragonSome of you know I am in the military and some of you do not. Let me explain something like everyone else I have many faults and issues and there are certainly many far better and more deserving people out there doing what they do best to make the world a better place so you can imagine when to my great surprise a dear friend of mine, we'll call him Red Coat (a nickname he likes to go by he's British after all) presented me with a poem he wrote about me. What many of you do not know is that I am a certifiable Dragon Nut! I have Dragon stickers on my vehicle! Yes I am one of them! Anyway my best mate Red Coat just like me is an enlisted NCO and leader among leaders. Now Red Coat is the guy who wins and deserves all the awards and medals and praise his amazing work ethic and dedication deserves he is nothing but EPIC WIN! Me on the other hand I am the guy who stays in the shadows and makes sure my troops and coworkers get all the praise and awards and so forth and Red Coat says to me allThe Great Dragon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No Daisy?:(I was sad when I heard Rosalina was in SM3DW and Smash Bros 4.Howcome Daisy wasn't in these games?She's been in the Mario series for over 20 years!I just know that Nintendo is hinting that Rosalina is going to have her own game or be playable in another Mainstream game.I just wish that Daisy got all this love....No Daisy?:(1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And it makes me a little mad that EVERYONE'S drawing pictures about how Rosalina is in 2 new games and Daisy is in the background angry
Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/Edit 09/08 And the winner of this Danbo give away is...Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I give away one of my little Danbo's for free, just because I know how many people would like to get one. I'm not sure how yet. I think with random.org is the most fair way to choose one person. If you have a better idea leave a comment below. This give away starts Aug 1 and will end on Aug 8!
Who is Danbo? It's a carboard box robot made of plastic. He can move his head, arms and legs and his eyes can give light by turning on a switch. (see my pictures below)
What you have to do is:
Add this journal to your favourites so I know that you're in!
And that's it ♥
I'll send this 3 INCH tall Danbo in his original package to your address if you are chosen.
Good luck to everyone ♥
LOL! Sometimes i LOVE my brotherOkay so i was just derping on my laptop and my Brother is playing Assassin's Creed (again)LOL! Sometimes i LOVE my brother2 years ago in Personal More Like This
He was in the part with the American Revolution and an American got in the way and he was frustrated so he yelled.
"Get out my way you bloody English loving American wanker!!"
I froze and was like...."Does my Brother secretly support USUK?"
I yelled out "Nay was that an USUK comment?"
And he shouted "No it was fact!"
Lol bear in mind he doesn't watch Hetalia but he has heard me and mom talking about it a lot so the fact that he said that really made me laugh!
So i said out loud "What do you think of the French?"
And this is his answer "What about them-Goddamn fucking Americans!! GAH now i got shot by a bloody Englishman! I hate you aaallllll!!"
I was laughing so hard.
Honestly i should secretly tape him one day.
I Don't Understand People At AllI am starting to really hate people in general. Nobody cares about anybody. It seems like people always tell me I'm a bad person, when what they're saying I do is what they are doing. For example, there's this ridiculously preppy kid at my school. Her voice is 2 pitches higher than anyone's voice I've ever heard, but it seems like she tries t make it that way. She talks like a baby. She doesn't care about anyone, she hurts her friends and couldn't care less about any of them. She hates me. She tells everyone I have an annoying voice (last time I checked, my voice is perfectly normal and hers actually made me literally cringe and jump because it hurt my ear when she talked real suddenly , seriously that happened today) and she tells them I'm a bad person who steals people's friends. It's like she's describing herself but breplacing me in there. Then my grandmother let her dogs pee all over her room and she doesn't clean it up to the point that I have to not breathe if I have t go in theI Don't Understand People At All2 years ago in Personal More Like This