OC Contest [AND IT BEGINS]WELCOME TO THE OC CONTEST!OC Contest [AND IT BEGINS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey there! It’s time for the contest you OC creators have all been waiting for! It’s the OC Contest. In this contest, you have a chance of getting your character a role in ‘Elementary’! So if you want to know what ‘Elementary’ is all about, here is the information:
THE BASE PLOT
Lovino Vargas is a new student that is in his Senior Year at Hetalia High School, having spent previous years at different schools due to his family moving around lots. While other students are looking forward to bright futures and amazing new opportunities, Lovino is rather fed up with the world around him. He feels like he's seen it all and nothing is worth getting excited over anymore. The only person he really knows at this school is his annoying classmate Gilbert Beilschmidt, his annoying little brothers Feliciano and Serafino Vargas, and the rather mysterious Kiku Honda. As he spends more
OC Contest Results [Congratulations!]Welcome, welcome! I'm sure you've all been waiting very patiently, yes? Or impatiently. Gomen if you waited impatiently. I hope none of you went on a murderous rampage to pass the time while I thought these through.OC Contest Results [Congratulations!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now there are just a few things I want to say before I announce the results.
I was judging characters on many things. Art style has nothing to do with who get chosen over others, so please don't assume that it was the biggest factor. No, what mattered to me the most was the following:
- the character's personality: did they seem interesting to me? Could I see potential on what could be expanded about the character in this doujinshi?
- how the character interacts with others: integration is the most important thing! What can also bring out a character's qualities is the way they interact with those around them. That's why I really wanted to see people talk about relations within their own subject... and I am big on dynamics.
- what is it about them that I'd want
Just a thing I want to let out of my systemOkay so uh, just a mini-rant. Sometimes I think it's annoying when people go on about 'headcanon' OCs.Just a thing I want to let out of my system1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Don't get me wrong, I'm okay with people headcanoning their own OC as their main OC to use for that country. I mean, we made our OCs the way they are for a reason, because they're made from a whole bunch of headcanons. So that's all good, I can headcanon my Philippines as the Philippines OC to use for works and stuff, cuz it's my works and my OC.
That doesn't mean I'm not okay with other Philippines OCs. There are a few others I like, of course they're not made from my headcanons, but I'm still okay with it all.
Also I am okay with people saying to someone "Your OC is my headcanon OC for that country", because it's a compliment directed at the creator. Their works, their OCs, coolio if you want to use a someone's OC for w/e. But wow you don't need to announce to the whole word, especially in the faces of other people who have OCs for that country as well.
Now here is what I have a pro
lolpeople who make uneducated headcanons about foreign relations between two countries because gasp they're a notp that threatens their otp~!lol1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MEL'S GIANT FACKING SHIP LIST [casual adjust]oh wow remember when i put just about any ship on here because it's easy for me to think anything is cute? oh wow indeedMEL'S GIANT FACKING SHIP LIST [casual adjust]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the law:
1. I ship what I want, not what you want. AKA don't tell me what I should be shipping, I will probably retaliate by disliking the thing.
2. You respect what I ship, I respect what you ship (even though i judge everyone silently, beware) - respect does not equal agreement, and that's okay.
3. Yes I ship ships featuring OCs hot damn they must all be mary sue then. not.
4. Yes I ship ships that are hetero, yaoi and yuri because love can exist in all forms kthnxbai
5. I prefer to ship accurate ships on the whole, but there are a few exceptions to this rule. HOWEVER - all the OC/Canon and OC/OC ships in the APH section are accurate stuff. I prefer to crackship canons more than OCs.
6. I won't mention preferred OCs because I can't be assed sucking up to specific people (omg u liek mai otp? I LIEK UR OTP 2 THEN EVEN THO I KNO NOTHING ABOUT IT TBPH!!! d'awww)
just gonna rant a pet peeve of mineWhy is it that there's so many artworks that use '2P' Japan when it comes to fanart regarding World War Two? It really bugs me, because it's like people can't accept that Japan's 1P did those terrible things he did during the war. But in 'Axis Powers Hetalia', the main storyline is based around World War Two and we do see regular Japan and he is a part of the Axis Powers. That is the Japan Himaruya intended for the series, not 2P Japan, the original. 2P isn't even a canon thing, it's an AU and I don't get why people have to use the 2P whenever the country does something they're morally against.just gonna rant a pet peeve of mine8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or what, whenever a country plans to do something bad, they have to bring in some kind of 'evil twin' to do it? What the actual fuck? Just because you don't agree with what a country has done, that doesn't mean the country has to be a 2P to have done it.
Yes, we all have gotten upset over bad things people in the country have done, but you've got to accept that there's bound to be a reason behin
omg the things I find going through my foldersI AM SOBBINGomg the things I find going through my folders1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I REMEMBER ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE ME SOMETHING FOR 'YONG DIRECTION' NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT
BUT HERE YOU GO
headcanon: maricela ttly <3s yong direction lyk ermagod hottest boy band evurrrrrrrrr
YONG DIRECTION IS OUT NOW WITH THEIR #1 HIT SINGLE WHAT MAKES YOU GANGNAM STYLE
this is my sense of humour, take it or leave it
[HEADCANON GIF POST] my OCs when trying to flirtdoing the drunk headcanon post was fun sooo what the heck, let's do another BDD[HEADCANON GIF POST] my OCs when trying to flirt10 months ago in Personal More Like This
anyway you know the gig, some ocs may have more gifs than others
his game is strong can't you tell--//bricked
and this one's a bit ambitious?? XD
more strong game???
...tbh he probably has the best game thus far, he's more of a sweetheart--
i don't think she'd have much in terms of pick-up lines to be honest XD;
and then later--
somehow gatsby came to mind when i was thinking about this guy-- but hnnngh he'd be full of the adoring looks and class ok--
she wouldn't be as chatty with the lines either, more flirting with body language and stuff--
FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST
did you know it's december 31st herewhich means I'm going to attempt an end of year journal!did you know it's december 31st here1 year ago in Personal More Like This
before I continue
just a btw
for those of you who know :iconflopylopez:'s Tiny People AU idea, that size difference between the normal humans and the tiny people in that AU is the same as the humans (giants) and dwellers in my :iconaph-elementary: AU, lol
now you know--
and sobbing because I wanna join the Futuristic AU thing of :iconask-cambodia:'s but my muse for futuristic things is the most pathetic thing ever like i actually go braindead trying to think about it and I feel bad because of it :iconrazycryplz:
basically I'm going through the second-wave of my infections? Like, I got better... but now I'm back to feeling like shit again? And I feel even more like shit because it means I can't hang out with my friends on New Year's, and I really wanted to... OTL
and I've run out of anti-depressants and I'm running on a couple hours sleep I FEEL SO CRAP I WANNA TOSS MYSELF OFF THE BALCONY
so yeah the truth is that i'm over h
Mel's APH OCs: The Master Post (REVAMP!)Basically because I think this'll be a good way to keep track of my OCs, ahaha. XDDMel's APH OCs: The Master Post (REVAMP!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And one of the main things I do on this account is Hetalia OCs so... yes. Deal with it. Hah.
RULES ABOUT MY OCS
1. Don't post my art without crediting me!
2. Yes, you may use my OCs for fanworks, as long as you credit me for the character/s!
3. No, you may not take my characters/fanworks and claim them as your own!
4. If you do use my OCs, I would love it if you linked me to the fanwork you used them for!
5. Only I can RP as my OCs. Mine mine mine. 8I
6. Some OCs have a different username next to their name. This person has adopted this OC, but the references for the OC are being kept in the masterpost. When using the OC, credit their username (and mine too if you want, but more the other person!)
And without further ado...
THE APH OCS
Name: Valon Marku
Birthday: November 28th
HOLY SHIT LOOKS LIKE ECUADOR'S CANON--from here!HOLY SHIT LOOKS LIKE ECUADOR'S CANON--1 year ago in Personal More Like This
OKAY UH I HAVE A MALE ECUADOR OC WHO WOULD BASICALLY LOOK LIKE THIS GUY IF GIVEN A HAT
SO IN MY HEAD
THIS ECUADOR IS NAMED 'MANUEL'
yeah but earlier today i was rambling on tumblr about how even if canon versions got made of countries i have ocs for that i'd still keep my OCs--
AND MORE HERE YOU GO
okay PiriHon fans listen upLet me start off this journal by saying THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO ALL PIRIHON FANS. So don't take this message to be directed at you in particular. You'll know if it's being directed at you, I'm sure.okay PiriHon fans listen up1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And this is my message:
Okay, so there's a significant enough portion of PiriHon fans that also like to hate on Taiwan and the pairing of Japan/Taiwan. I see fanworks that deliberately bash on Taiwan and make the Japan/Taiwan ship look horrible, just so their precious PiriHon looks *~so much better~* in comparison.
Yeah. STOP. Why you should stop:
1. Taiwan is a fantastic character and isn't a 'horrible bitch rival for Japan's affections'! She doesn't even have a canon crush on Japan anyway, she's about as much a ship rival as America or England, heck, less so, Ameripan and AsaKiku have a lot more canon interactions. Seriously, the basis for targeting this character for hate is pathetic. 100% pathetic. Grow a pair.
2. Bashing a character or ship does not make your ship look any
Mel's Guide to StoryBuilding [STEP ONE]i'm sure none of you remember this:Mel's Guide to StoryBuilding [STEP ONE]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I said I'd do this thing so... To summarise that thumbnailed journal there, I was pondering tutorials. I don't think I'm good enough to do art tutorials, but then I thought of a plan:
I could go into giving advice about developing characters, developing settings, developing plotlines and most importantly, developing a love for your creation to the point of wanting to share them with others.So that's the kind of angle I'm heading towards. Now, I'll be updating this journal as I think of things, or if one of you asked a handy question. I'll be making an FAQ section if I get a lot of questions. I haven't got much of a planned structure for this journal, so please bear with me.
Welcome to Mel's Guide to StoryBuilding!
I know I'm thinking of story ideas constantly to the point of almost a new story idea each day/couple of days/etc. I also know of others who wish to tell stories but they're not
OC Contest is closed! [TOTALLY CLOSED]THE CONTEST IS OVER - The extension deadline is done and no more extensions have been granted. So forgive me, but I'll be clearing the folder of the WIP entries, because I cannot judge those.OC Contest is closed! [TOTALLY CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, thank you so much for everyone who did enter! I must say I was really impressed with a lot of the entries.
Let me make something very clear though: just because I helped with your entries and was positive in my feedback doesn't mean I've really taken to the character and want to use your character as a notable member of the cast. Many characters will get a role though, and get panels where they say stuff, but some will of course become more central to the plot than others. Please don't take offense to this, but I'm working with such a large cast that's already got a lot to 'em already, so integrating a new set is gonna be tough work.
I'll make the big announcement about the results sometime after the 5th of January though, so please look forward to it! So um, let's take a moment to
Yolngu-Makassar Maaf Contest [CLOSED] Win 1 month dA Premium MembershipYolngu-Makassar Maaf Contest [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Free headshot prize drawing for all donors
Win free chibi Raffle from favoriting and adversting this journal
Deadline: September 30th
Please read carefully!
Yolngu and Makassar are my favorite pairing in Maaf. They are basically the character of Australia and Indonesia in the sub-ethnic versions of the respective countries.
Broadly, Yolngu and Makassar stories include friendship-angst genre. And I want you to be able to lift the feel of the genre in this contest!
Who would not be sad when you losing your best friend? Who would not hurt when your best friend left you?
Draw Yolngu and Makassar with the theme of "lost"
You can use some of these
Okay let me just rant a thing that pissed me offSo okay, I’m at a travel and tourism college and we’re doing a race event where everyone on campus is split up into teams and we’re assigned a country each. This country determines what our cultural dress-up theme is going to be and I’m assigned to a team with Vietnam.Okay let me just rant a thing that pissed me off1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To help us in our group discussion, I decided to use one of the campus computers to bring up images of what the traditional Vietnamese clothing is like. I’m in New Zealand, and we don’t exactly have easy access to anywhere that would sell Vietnamese clothing for a cheap price. So I try to gear people to maybe using the flag colours or something? Red with the yellow star, that’s not difficult to work with.
But then someone in my group goes ahead and says “we should dress up as ninjas!” And of course everyone’s all ‘omg’ cuz ninjas are considered to be ‘cool’.
But Ninjas are not Vietnamese. We’re supposed to dress to the culture of Vi
whoops Triple Threat--okay i admit itwhoops Triple Threat--1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the shipping war is over
this is the new triple threat-- (thank you to the artist of le picture---)
South Korea / Philippines Luxembourg / Czech Republic Latvia / Kosovo
Click the above links to learn why I ship them! uvu
if I were to choose my quad squad, my fourth ship would be Norway/Finland-- //runs
but yeah, all these ships have plenty o' basis to them and they make me happyyyyy<3333
so people, what about you guys?
What's your APH Triple Threat (or Quad Squad if you'd rather go for the top four ships, ahaha)?
//highfives anyone who has any of my four in their four too--
//YELLS/ A TO DO LISTBecause it's been a while since I've plonked down one of these, ahaha--//YELLS/ A TO DO LIST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
only this time I aim to refer to this lots and cross off things as I've done them!
I'll italicise the things I consider the most urgent time-wise, yes!
Halloween!Philippines = DONE!Historical-ish thingy of Colombia (i really liked the sketch, so i gotta do something, teehee) = DONE!Secret Santa gift @ :iconpoisonofthedart689:'s SS = DONE!Secret Santa gifts for the gang: Ask-Cambodia, ColombianTwat, FlopyLopez, Kamillyanna, NerdyJones & TangwiHetASEAN Secret Santa 2013 @ :iconjcpilipinas:Aside from the above, I have this
OTP AAAAARTSUGOMEN I JUST WANT TO SHOW THIS OFFOTP AAAAARTSU1 year ago in Personal More Like This
was done by :iconvikamarco:
AND I LOVE IT
OTP IN WINTER MODE--
gomen i spammed my tumblr with it too--
R.I.P Jessy Winterholler/ask-2P!France adminFor those who don't know Jessy Winterholler died in an accident this weekend. She was a member of the Hetalia fan community and the admin of a as 2P!France blog on tumblr. I personally did not know her, but many others did. From what I heard she was an amazing fan, artist, rper, and person. She developed 2p!France's character and had a major impact on other Hetalia fans. There is a fund to help her family. If you would like to donate here is a link http://www.gofundme.com/1nkptoR.I.P Jessy Winterholler/ask-2P!France admin2 years ago in Personal More Like This
May She Rest In Peace, and her family be comforted by God.
JUST READ THIS OKAYJUST READ THIS OKAY9 months ago in Personal More Like This
btw currently working on a fanart for this day and I promise you no pairings either. 8I solo PH arts ftw ok<3
EDIT: Nope, finished the art--
OMG! Hetalia Season 5 Preview! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alHk45Avh-IOMG! Hetalia Season 5 Preview!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm so excited!
.::Don't change history just so you can ship.::So I noticed that many people do this, and its' rather sickening. Either they disregard the proper course of historical events, immensely misinterpret it, or 'alter it' to fit their ships. Three main 'ships' that this occurs with are ones I happen to dislike with gusto..::Don't change history just so you can ship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For me, I majorly dislike JapanxPhilippines, JapanxCambodia, and FrancexCambodia.
Lets' get started on why, shall we?
Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines and Cambodia was nothing short of horrific. The Japanese killed enormous amounts, burned villages, raped women, the whole nine yards. Though this was primarily occuring in the Philippines and they are in reasonable terms current day, it doesn't change the fact that this pairing could be considered remotely offensive. As for French colonization in Cambodia, many Khmer ways were oppressed and almost stamped out.
However, this does not go to say that Imperialism, Colonization, and 'Invasion' are synonymous with rape.
Superhero/Hetalia Crossover Contest(Folder Closed)Alright guys, the folder is now closed. Voting will begin shortly. Thank you to all who participated!Superhero/Hetalia Crossover Contest(Folder Closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay guys. The groups been pretty inactive, so we decided to kick the summer off with a contest!
In honor of the recent release of The Avengers, we're holding a superhero/hetalia crossover contest. You can crossover with any Marvel/DC superhero, not just the Avengers.
Here are the rules:
- You can submit up to 2 submissions.
- All group rules apply. No stealing art. No tracing. Etc.
- Please submit all art to the "Superhero Contest" folder. Art submitted to other folders will not be judged.
- Have fun! Be creative!
Okay, so here's how the voting's going to work.
- Once the deadline closes, everyone will vote for their 5 favorite works, in no particular order.
- We'll post the top 5 within another journal entry. Members will vote for their favorite of the 5.
- Based on these votes, we'll pick a 1st place winner, a 2nd p