Tv Tropes: Krocken and Brezok (WiP)A work in progress, but here are some tropes that help describe my two main OC's, Krocken and BrezokTv Tropes: Krocken and Brezok (WiP) in Personal More Like This
The Ageless: Krocken stopped aging when he turned 21 (much to his dismay).
Animal Motif: Beetles. His sword is the fused form of two beetle spirits, and portions of their bodies are sometimes incorporated into attacks
Anti-Antichrist: He was born to Deathwing and Biollante for the purpose of brining in eternal darkness onto worlds and causing misery for all mortals. He winds up rejecting that path when it’s brought up to him, due to being raised by mortals, his experiences, and his love for Schala
Anti-Hero: He is tough and uncompromising to his foes and sarcastic and bitter towards his allies, but nevertheless follows a form of honor and watches over his allies
Badass: Oh, yes. He is very skilled and strong fighter
-Badass Boast: “So you wanna stand in my way, eh? A guy who spent who knows how long fighting and surviving on my own? I cut down a lot of
Krocken's HaremInspired by the works of :iconMegaSpinosaur: this is a sexual tale of Krocken and some lovely ladies. (Please don't hate me for this)Krocken's Harem in Personal More Like This
Krocken was a antisocial loner, living a content life away from other people. The, one day,a blue-ahird girl shows up passed out at his doorstep. He takes her in out of hidden compassion and soon befriends her. He later finds his hormones are stirring,a nd things getting even more intense when others show up...
Schala (Chrono Trigger)
Mia (Golden Sun)
Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
If you have girls/tips for me writing, plea let me know.
Idea: Great OdysseyI always have trouble explaining these things, but I'll do my best.Idea: Great Odyssey in Personal More Like This
The setting of this story takes place in a fantasy world of magic and blades (try to compare it to WoW, Runescape, and Monster Hunter). Here, it a land dominated by many Kingdoms, with scattered small towns, align with vast wild lands
Summary: Krocken is a young warrior who lives with in a small village with his foster sister, Tina. While skilled in combat and quite strong, he is unsatisfied and longs to know his origins and true meaning. He and Tina embark on a journey to discovers their past, but wind up more than they bargained for.
Krocken (My OC): A raptor and skilled warrior who has domination over ice and wields a katana. While usually a grumpy and icy sort, he does have a good heart, and cares deeply to those close to him, but to his foes, he is quite brutal and merciless, especially if they try to hurt Tina. He travels the world discover his origins, and experiences new things as he goes.
PQ: Forces of NatureThe Elite Guard of Princess Viridi of the Kingdom of Eden, filled with a variety of forces.PQ: Forces of Nature in Personal More Like This
Arlon the Serene (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Phosphora (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Wood Man (Mega Man 2)
Plant Man (Mega Man 6)
Hornet Man (Mega Man 9)
Wire Sponge (Mega Man X2)
Hyleg Ourobockle (Megaman Zero 2)
Talim (Soul Calibur II)
Emil Castagnier (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
Marta Lualdi (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
Richter Abend (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
PQ: Ice TyrantsSuggested by :iconCannedMadMan66:PQ: Ice Tyrants in Personal More Like This
A group of ice based villains of the northern regions. Under the leadership of Glacius II, they have overtaken the small Kingdom of Arendelle for it cold weather and resources. They have captured Queen Elsa, who Glacius wishes to perform a forced marriage with.
Main Theme: ???
Battle Theme: Rundas Battle (Metroid Prime 3)
Glacius II (Killer Instinct 2014) the leader
Mr. Freeze (Batman)
Killer Frost (DC Universe)
Icicle (DC Universe)
Cyber Sub-Zero possessed by Shao Khan (Mortal Kombat 2012)
Caesar Clown (One Piece)
Flurious (Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive)
Captain Cold (DC Universe)
Poler Kamrous (Megaman Zero 2)
Fenri Lunaedge (Megaman Zero 4)
Chill Penguin (Megaman X)
Christmas SpecialI was planning a short Christmas Special to gift my friends :iconangelthewingedcat:, :iconceadeus-slayer:, :iconCannedMadMan66:, :iconBealMister:, :iconalvarobmk123:, and :iconSchalaplz:Christmas Special in Personal More Like This
Please, my friends, give your thoughts and feedback to help me make this.
Summary: Taking place in the future, Krocken and Schala, now married and expecting, plan a Christmas reunion with their friends.
Schala (Chrono Trigger)
Magus/Janus (Chrono Trigger)
Wing (:iconangelthewingedcat:'s OC)
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper series)
Ventor ( :iconalvarobmk123: )
Nojiko (One Piece)
Maketa (:iconBealMister:'s OC)
Korra (Avatar: Legend of Korra)
Jasuka (:iconCannedMadMan66:'s OC)
Moctezuma (:iconCannedMadMan66:'s OC)
Lawrence (:iconCannedMadMan66:'s OC)
Ibuki (Street Fighter)
Jack Raymond (:iconMrDak3000:'s OC)
Lili de Rochefort (Tekken)
Zero (Megaman Zero)
Ciel (Megaman Zero)
Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
Noel Vermillion (BlazBlue)
Jin Kisaragi (BlazBlue)
PQ ThemesMain themes for the various factions in the story.PQ Themes in Personal More Like This
Give your thoguhts.
Main Theme: And Then, To CODA
Krocken's Crew: Sparking
Krocken's Theme: Row, Row, Fight the Power!/'Libera Me' form Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V7aUT13qtM)
Palutena's Group: Code of Princess: Main Theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg9fnTIgYU0
Neyla's Theme: "Bad Apple!!" from Touhou, performed by Cristina Vee
Neyla's Group: "This is A Fight To Change The World
Brezok's Theme: Only a Chilling Elegy (Dragon Ball z)
Brezok's Crew: The Abyss (Sengoku Basara 3)
Grave Diggers: Sengoku Basara OST - Ongaku Emaki - Ao Ban Moeyo, Waga Tamashi!-21-ryu
Scarlet Sirens: Geki! Teikoku Kageki-dan! (Sakura Taisen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woG4aZEPDTM
Sea Dogs: "Naked Arms" by T.M. Revolution
Scorpio Theme: Prayer (Castlevania Symphony of the Night)
Asylum of Souls: Snow Patrol's, "What If The Storm Ends?
Song for Yaretzi: Manuela's Lullaby
PQ: Deaths of WarIf you have been reading PQ, you've noticed the backstory of the War of All Nations.PQ: Deaths of War in Personal More Like This
Here is a growing list of deaths from it.
Please give your thoughts
Sloth (FMA 2003)
Wrath (FMA 2003)
Blaze the Cat
Silver the Hedgehog
Rouge the Bat
Portuguese D. Ace
Sly (Ty the Tasmanina Tiger)
Megatron (Beast Wars)
Scorponok (Beast Wars)
Edward Elric (FMA)
Laguna Loire (FF VIII)
Auron (FFX) he gets brought back later on.
The Father (FMA)
The Five Great Shinobi Nations (Ninjas still exist but they are without a home now much like Bang and Ib
Tale of the AdventurerBecause of PQ, this may not come into light any time soon, but I just wanted to get this off my chest.Tale of the Adventurer in Personal More Like This
Set in an alternate realm...
Klonoa lives in a world that is governed by the Umbra Ungue, a massive military force, led by Teridax. Klonoa, however, is determined to follow in his father's footsteps: A treasure hunter and explorer. Defying military rule, he travels from his safe home island out to see the world, making friends as he travels the world, meets new friends, searches for treasure, and uncovers great secrets of the world.
Teridax, despite having the majority of the world in his grip, remains unsatisfied, due to his unchecked ambition. After years of his rule, he comes across a rumor of a treasure that grants the finder great, untold power. The kind that may grant Teridax his ambition of not only securing all of the planet, but perhaps the heavens as well...
Klonoa (Klonoa series)
Ibuki (Street Fight
PQ: General MusicUnlike specific events, these are heard more often.PQ: General Music in Personal More Like This
Good Day on The Opal of the Serpent: Snakey Chantey
Sad Stories/Sad Moments: Daily Agony from Shenmue
Theme for a mystical/magical place/rain forest that's beautiful: Stickerbrush Symphony
Traveling through the tropic forests: Forest Interlude
Stormy seas/enemy territory: Welcome to Crocodile Island
Flooding/Sinking ship theme: Lockjaw's Saga
Volcanic/Lava areas: Hot-Head Hop
Repair Shop Theme: Funky the Main Monkey
Red Light District/Criminal Gathering Place: Lost World Anthem (Donkey Kong Country 2)
Camping/Surviving in the jungle: Primal Rave (DKC2)
Abandoned Mines: Life in the Mines (DKC)
Under water exploration (non-dangerous): Aquatic Ambiance (DKC)
Under water exploration (dangerous and frightening): Water World (DKC3)
Port town at work in the morning: Stilt Village (DKC3)
Challenge Accepted - Vigaku http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0R4QU4lBI&listLDF7CD72E2540FD1D
Clever Bastard (when someone does something really sly) - Fa
Enemies of Time LostThese are the potential enemies for our heroes in Time Lost. A collection of creatures and sentient beings from across the multiverse all placed in this world to test the skills of our protagonists on their journey.Enemies of Time Lost in Personal More Like This
Xerneas: Pokemon X and Y
Yveltal: Pokemon X and Y
Zygarde: Pokemon X and Y
Sharptooth: The Land Before Time
Sentinel Prime: Transformers (IDW universe)
Gluttony: Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
Odolwa: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Goht: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Gyorg: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Twinmold: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
M.U.T.O.: Godzilla 2014 (both genders)
A Scurvy set of themesWhile talking with my good buddy :iconkrocken:, I thought it would be interesting if for the fan-series Pirate Quest there would be theme songs (almost like an anime or T.V. show). Now what we're looking for is an opening theme song and an ending theme song for each "Season". Here are the current choicesA Scurvy set of themes in Personal More Like This
Season 1: Bon Voyage
Season 2: Sky of Beginning
Season 3: Golden Time Lover
Season 4: Shinsou
Season 5: Matryoshka
Season 6: Bye Bye Babylon
Season 7: Hanabi
Season 8: Crashed
Season 9: SECRET!!!
Season 10: Closer to the truth
Season 1: Uso (Lie)
Robin WilliamsIt pains to say this but it's my solemn duty to tell you that Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. May he rest in peace, he will be missed.Robin Williams in Personal More Like This
Chaos Wars GenesisHey guys I wanted to post a list of 20 or so chapters for my crossover Chaos Wars Genesis. This will include the title of the chapter and a brief synopsis on it. If you have any suggestions for names and plot lines, let me know in the comments down below. With that said, enjoy!Chaos Wars Genesis in Personal More Like This
Chapter 1: First Contact Part 1
Marcus Andrews, A former member of the JTF2, has returned home to San Francisco after several years in the East; only to be greeted by a new invasion force. The Brotherhood has come to Earth, and the wrath of Shockwave is about to be unleashed. But even as Andrews joins the fight to save the cities' denizens, both he and the Brotherhood are greeted by a new, unseeable force.
Chapter 2: First Contact Part 2
Awakening in a detainment cell, Marcus Andrews is greeted by a man known as Ozpin, who offers him a place in the "Order", an alliance dedicated to protecting the Universe and its countless worlds from the forces of the Brotherhood. At the same time, Shockwave brings
Chaos Wars: Neo WreckersThe Neo Wreckers; an elite sub-faction of the Order, often sent to complete the most dangerous and suicidal missions. It is comprised of the most die-hard fighters around.Chaos Wars: Neo Wreckers in Personal More Like This
Lightning: Final Fantasy XIII (Leader)
Master Chief: Halo
Marcus Fenix: Gears of War
Dominic Santiago: Gears of War
Damon S. Baird: Gears of War
Anya Stroud: Gears of War
Augustus Cole: Gears of War
Samus Aran: Metroid
Ragna the Bloodedge: Blazblue
Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic the Hedgehog
Miles 'Tails' Prower: Sonic the Hedgehog
Knuckles the Echidna: Sonic the Hedgehog
Magus/Janus: Chrono Trigger
Care to Make a Dare?First of all I would like to thank you people who wished me a happy birthday yesterday. It was a lot of fun!Care to Make a Dare? in Personal More Like This
Now then! I've had this idea going through my head for the last few days, if not weeks and I wanted to bring this up. I want to make a little dare among my buddies on this site. I want to see if you guys can come up with an original storyline, whatever you choose it to be, with only your original characters. That means no characters from preexisting continuities or franchises (such as Tekken, Sly Cooper or Chrono Trigger)... sorry :iconkrocken: But if you choose so, you can create new characters to reflect the elements of a character that you really like (sort of like a shout out of sorts). Just remember, only original characters and a original setting, with no preexisting characters. If you have any questions or concerns about this dare, let me know in the comments below.
The CorruptedWell taking a note from :iconkrocken: I'm now making a character list for the Chaos Wars.The Corrupted in Personal More Like This
The Corrupted are the heroes turned into dark servants of the Brotherhood by the Predacon Magmatron.
Unknown Soldier: another OC of mine but based upon Mysterious figure from Birth by Sleep
Dante: DMC reboot
Cole McGrath: Infamous
Faith: Mirror's Edge
Alex Mercer: Protoype
Tommy (Green Ranger): Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Theo: my OC
Terra (Tina) Branford: Final Fantasy VI
Cloud Strife: Final Fantasy VII
Tidus: Final Fantasy X
Fang: Final Fantasy XIII
Riku: Kingdom Hearts
Nostalgia Critic: That Guy With The Glasses
Sapphire: Pokemon Adventures
Donkey Kong: DK Country
Dinobot: Beast Wars
Silver the Hedgehog: Sonic the Hedgehog
Roy Mustang: FMA
Suki: Avatar the Last Airbender
Jin Kisaragi: BlazBlue
Spawn: Spawn (DUH!)
And before you guys give your thoughts there's gonna be a few rules;
1. Certain characters and series aren't going to be used due to spacing (anti-Venom is an example)
Soundtrack timeO.K. people I'm nearing the completion of a "final" draft of chapter one of Chaos Wars: Torn Nightmare. But I would like to ask of a little... request.Soundtrack time in Personal More Like This
I thought of the idea of a Soundtrack comprising of pieces of music from each of the films, shows, and games each of the characters featured come from. Here is a sample.
We need a hero (redux version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPdwgItMotg
Go Green Ranger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW9FWxDOQ0s
Go go Power Rangers (Original): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJFvkUCXPLQ
And the Redux version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHDLFk5WUJE
Final Fantasy XIII:
Blinded by Light dual mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCIVR7pelA
Saber's edge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBPlfYHeGGk
Nascent Requiem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SypA8vt529k
Fighting Fate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F44zfmNpieI
Final Fantasy VI
Favourite character tagOk! :iconbobertbra152: featured me in his journal, so here I am doing it for all you! Here's the rules:Favourite character tag in Personal More Like This
For the first 10 people who comment in this journal, I will feature my favorite character (or fakemon) of yours and tell you what I love about it! If you comment on this though, you have to make a journal yourself and do the same thing for whoever comments on yours, featuring the tagger (dats me :3) in the first slot. The object of this is not to get a free feature, but to spread art around! so lets get going!
I always enjoy seeing these masked characters, these, "Unknown Soldiers" as I sometimes call them. This guy has everything there is to like; a kick ass outfit, mysterious motive that have yet to be revealed and, the best yet questionable part, he may be voiced by Patrick Stewart. But that's just what my head's thinking.
Well nowI really don't know if this is an April Fools day joke or not but apparently Pixar is planning on making a Finding Dory for release in 2015. Give me your thoughts because I have no idea how to react to this.Well now in Personal More Like This
Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together?Over the weekend at SDCC, Warner Bros announced that the new Man of Steel sequel will also feature Batman. The team-up movie will be followed by a Flash movie and then a Justice League Avenger's style team-up movie. This has a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering what exactly is wrong with DC and Warner Bros respectively. Why Flash and not Wonder Woman? Why add Batman when reports have been told that Christian Bale doesn't want to return and we'll likely get a completely new Batman? Why do a team-up so soon after the first Man of Steel movie instead of fleshing out Superman's modernized world better?Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together? in Personal More Like This
Well... to put it bluntly I don't think Warner Bros really gives a shit about comic book themed movies and they're only going through these motions because they feel like they HAVE to rather than because they WANT to. Just take a look at their track record.
History of Bad Marketing
First off, Warner Bros has a problem of relying too heavily on the people th
Soul Caliber 2 HD, Batman and Superman MovieSoul Caliber 2 HDSoul Caliber 2 HD, Batman and Superman Movie in Personal More Like This
It's been announced that Soul Caliber 2 will be gracing the 360 and PS3 later this year. Gotta say, Nintendo sure can't get a break. Everyone knows that the only reason to play Soul Caliber 2 was to play as Link on the gamecube kicking everyone's ass. There's been no announcement of a Wii-U version, and there probably wont' be. It's times like this I have to wonder if there really is a conspiracy against Nintendo from 3rd party developers with how often they abandon or don't even consider their console at all.
Man of Steel 2 and Justice League
Warner Bros's pattern of using the same people they think have the "golden touch" to a franchise is showing again as they've signed on Zack Snyder again for Man of Steel 2. The movie will also feature Batman and will serve as a tie-in to the inevitable Justice League movie.
While this is cool and all... I have to say I'm a little hesitant. Marvel was gung-ho about making an Avengers movie an
Socially AwkwardI like the internet, but I acknowledge that it's not perfect. The ability for everyone to be the invisible man allows for a lot of injustice, bullying, harassment, and stalking to take place. This is slowly starting to change, however, thanks to every website gradually forcing people to link to their facebook (or other social media equivalent) accounts. No one wants to lose their personal social outlets as a result of the stuff they were doing elsewhere on the web, if you know what I mean. But... with all good things there are some bad things.Socially Awkward in Personal More Like This
I don't know if it's just me, but I'm getting really creeped out how by how much everything is getting connected these days. Nearly every website asks me to post about stuff on facebook or twitter or reddit or whatever. Many websites don't even have personal accounts anymore and just have you link your social media accounts instead. And all of them want to update everyone on your every move 24/7.
And that's what's bothering me. I don't want every
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."Objectification of Men in Personal More Like This
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,
Mature themes in American AnimationWhen I first discovered Anime, my mind was blown. Here were Japanese animations being made which told adult stories with sex, violence, and all sorts of things I'd never seen before done in American films. As a teenager the constant pandering to children and the reluctance to accept more mature themes and ideas in American animated films pissed me off. Why can't american cartoons be taken more seriously and have stuff for adults too outside of South Park and The Simpsons?Mature themes in American Animation in Personal More Like This
In 1998 Stephen Spielberg tried to change that. After having a successful run of kids cartoons (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pink and the Brain, etc), he took it a step further by giving us a PRIME TIME cartoon series aimed at adults. It was called "Invasion America." It was a sci-fi epic, featured a slew of big name actors including Leonard Nimoy, and featured more adult oriented themes such as sex, violence, and swearing!
It sucked and was a resounding failure.
The epic plot they were trying to weave would never be compl
Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video GameI hate talking about Anita Sarkeesian, but primarily because there’s such anger induced hatred of the woman herself that people tend to gloss over what she’s saying and ignore the bigger issue by nitpicking her to death. That’s very frustrating for me because whenever I talk about her videos or so much as refer to her by name, the response is almost magical. Saying Anita Sarkeesian on the internet is like a magical incantation to summon trolls.Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Game in Personal More Like This
It’s almost impossible to talk about the subject matter (which is the actual issue that needs to be discussed) without devolving into a venom spewing hate storm against the messenger (Anita). And remember, this is coming from someone who DOESN’T LIKE HER EITHER. Her views on “Sucker Punch” were so misjudged and ill informed that it’s almost comical. That being the case, I feel the need to preface this journal with some requests. Please for the love of god if you are going to respond to this journal
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2 in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
Points GiveawayBienoo is hosting a giveaway. She'll be giving out a total of 4000 points to 8 deviants. Go here: http://neko-pro.deviantart.com/art/4000-point-Giveaway-354458225 for more info~Points Giveaway in Personal More Like This
Winter BreakEDIT:Winter Break in Personal More Like This
I need more tumblr bros ): http://libbersofdoom.tumblr.com/
So yeah.. I dunno. Not really been up to much lately. I've been feeling exceptionally apathetic about a lot of things, and I'm not sure if it's just general stress of school or uncertainty over what I'm going to do with my life when I graduate in May. Seriously, I thought I had my shit together, but I really don't. :/
In other news, waiting on wigs for my next couple of cosplays, and trying to motivate myself to get to work on Mami and start on the new ones. Hopefully some time to recharge will help.
Cosplay WIP list:
- Vanellope Von Schweetz
- Eruka Frog
- Klaud Nine
Happy New Year + Featuresvvv Features are down below vvvHappy New Year + Features in Personal More Like This
First off, Happy New Year everyone! So much change happened in my life during 2013 that it was hard to settle into the point where I now am. I have high hopes for 2014 and the coming years and will be working on figuring out just what it is that I want to do for the next thirty years hah.
Here are a couple of brief highlights from 2013 that I want to make sure to remember, since they were pretty big milestones for me:
- Graduated with my BS in Chemical Engineering
- Earned my First Degree Black Belt in tae kwon do
- Got my first professional job, before the dreaded "six months" was up
- Received my first major awards for cosplay
- Bought my own car (it's a TARDIS blue Prius ^^,)
As far as 2014 is concerned, I usually don't make resolutions since I never stick to them. But I do have some more milestones that I would like to hit this year:
- Move out of my parents' house and get an apartment
- Find a job that I actually enjoy and that actually relat
Taobao BatchAlas cancelled :/ Googled EMS shipping and died a little inside.Taobao Batch in Personal More Like This
I caved....Happy graduation present to meeeeeee. Let's see how life is on the Premium side of things.I caved.... in Personal More Like This
Now I match my tumblr
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
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A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
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Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
GratitudeGratitude in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
ATWC's Marvel movie fanmades*EDIT: After some thinking I made up my mind to also do fanmades of the X-Men movies and the Fantastic Four movies. Now, I will have them all taken in the same universe so once a character is casted they won't be in another other roles!ATWC's Marvel movie fanmades in Personal More Like This
I know, I know, I already have a lot planned but I can't stop thinking about the Avengers movies for some reason and this came to mind/ Here's what I have so far and I know I'll need help with the cast (Also thanks :iconmanfromvegeta89: for the title idea for the Spiderman fanmade.)
Stan Lee cameos: My friends form school (With their first names only written of course)
1. The Incredible Wolf
Bruce Banner: Ben10magician (:iconben10magician
Hulk: B10M's wolf form
Betty Ross: Jennifer Nocturne (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
Emil Blonsky: Envy (FMA)
Abomination form: Envy's dragon form
The General: The General (Johnny Test)
Nick Fury: Carmelita (Sly Cooper games)
Leonard Samson: Uryuu (Bleach)
Samuel Sterns: Mandark (Dexter's Laboratory)
Hannah TV TropesYeah, I figured I would do one for my oc Hannah the Underworld Princess as well. Course, like the one with Wing, this may be updated a lot with all of the many tropes out there. Anyways here is the tropes that fit Hannah.Hannah TV Tropes in Personal More Like This
Absurdly Sharp Claws: Whenever she turns her nails into claws during a battle.
Action Girl/Action Hero
Aloof Ally: She shows shades of this because on if she see
PI: Battle RoyalYeah, sorry first off. I know I've been posting a lot of possible ideas laterly but they keep bugging them. Seconfd, this is inspirited by both the Fate series and the game Playstation all-star battle royal game. I admit, I already added some friends since I thought I already knew who she/he wanted their parnet/servant to be but let me know if I should change it or not.PI: Battle Royal in Personal More Like This
Summary: Ophange at a young age, Wing alway dreamed of becoming a hero to save people's live. But when she dragged into a war, Wing and her 'servant', a thief named Sly Cooper, will have to battle others in order to gain an unknown power. Can they do it?
Wing (Me/My Oc)
'Servant': Sly (Sly Cooper games)
'Servant': Ragna (BlazBlue)
'Servant': Noel (BlazBlue)
'Servants': Jak and Daxter (Jak and Daxter)
'Servant': Ezio (Assissan's Creed II)
'Servant': Schala (Chrono Trigger)
ATCW's Nightmare seriesIf you guys remembered the last jounrey, I mentioned I was thinking of doing a fanmade/fanfic based off of the Batman vidoe games. I need help with cast and ideas and twist ideas are opened^^ Also, the two will be connected to my normal fanfics so I'm thinking of making specail ocs for those who die in the game or change it to the person getting pretty hurt but living in the end. Also some roles do change with what I have planned as a heads up.ATCW's Nightmare series in Personal More Like This
ATWC's Nightmare Asylum
Summary: When Wing, Fox, Rukia, Silver, Dawn, Homura, Ciel and Sebastian believe they finally put Neyla in jail once and for all, Neyla turns the place into a mad house! Can the siblings, a young master and his butler find a way to outsmart Neyla?
Couples: Fox x Krystal, Silver x Blaze, Neyla x Drago, hits of Homura x Ciel
Batman: Wing aka Cure Shine (Me/My oc)
Extras: TC (:icondedetc:. NOTE: Joins the gang later om) Fox (StarFox), Rukia (Bleach), Silver (Sonic the hedgehog), Dawn (Pokémon), Homura (Puella Magi Madok
PA: Locations and Pirate LordsSome of the possible locations I'm hoping to use for my upcoming pirate fanfic. Some I know for sure will be used while others, not so much. I admit, there will be characters listed with the area but not all of them are offical yet as a heads up.PA: Locations and Pirate Lords in Personal More Like This
Radiant Garden (Kingdom Hearts)
Only planned to be used in the first chapter of the story. May change later on through.
Dream Garden (OC place)
The main kingdom used in the story and were many key events happen.
Sunlight Town (OC place)
Called Sunlight town due to the sun alway shining, the place itself is one many travelers go to everyday for trade, selling items, buying items, relaxing and so on. Course it's also famous for being a place were pirates go too.
Buildings at Sunlight town
Ahnenerbe Inn (Bar based off of Ahnenerbe Cafe from Carnival Phantasm)
An inn/bar that may do to if they need a place to sleep or in some cases, a place to get drunk.
Neco Arc (Carnival Phantasm)
Neco Arc Chaos (Carnival Phantasm)
Neco Arc Destiny
GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH update - new monster!UPDATE! Check this page for the first issue solicitations...and a NEW MONSTER IS REVEALED for the first issue!GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH update - new monster! in Personal More Like This
So...yeah, this happened
Chris Mowry and I are teaming the hell up to bring you GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH.
It's a crazy monsteriffic romp through a new world where monsters vie for territorial dominance. And yes, to re-emphasize, I'll be doing covers AND interiors. I'm also helping our scribe a bit with the story
It's really a thrill to finally be doing interiors on not only an ongoing series, but a GODZILLA series at that! Color me tickled pink!
Expect some really amazing monster battles, some twists and turns, some great characters, and plenty of juicy G-Fan nods and goodness!
And yes, PLEASE go out and preorder this!
Toho's Godzilla Returning in 2016?!First off, thank you so much everyone for the lovely birthday wishes You guys are too good to me.Toho's Godzilla Returning in 2016?! in Personal More Like This
Secondly, this was a hell of a birthday surprise.
Yesterday, it was formally announced that Toho Studios would be reviving their OWN Godzilla film, set to be released in 2016, with production starting in 2015. Speculation abounds on the project, but the biggest question seems to be the focus on CGI or traditional Suitmation. The article cites the recent adaptation of the manga Parasyte as an example of the "high quality filmmaking" that Japan is currently capable of, but given the franchise's tradition of practical effects, and perhaps an unwillingness to appear inadequate when compared to the hundreds of millions spent of American SFX, we may be seeing something akin to Shinji Higuchi's Attack on Titan adaptation - a combination of sparse miniatures, green screening, props, CGI, and suits. One can only hope.
Kaiju Combat Major Update - Get your monster made!Hello little monkeys!Kaiju Combat Major Update - Get your monster made! in Personal More Like This
Based on the Kickstarter numbers, it unfortunately looks like we aren't going to make our goal. We have a few theories as to why this is, but we actually have more important things to concern ourselves with...like our backup plan!
We're doing what's called a "pivot," meaning we're shifting our focus and going in a new direction. As such, we have some major info for you kids to catch up on. Check below
There are three major points I want to make to everyone:
1. No, we're not stopping. We're continuing work, and will come back FULL FORCE. We're just shifting focus for the moment and getting some extra funding. New Kickstarter will be up soon!
2. Everyone who pledged a donation (EVERYONE) will get a high-resolution wallpaper for their own use featuring original, awesome monsters
3. Perhaps the coolest thing - if you donate $500 to us via Paypal, we will work with you to develop your monster int
ScifiJapan TV - Art of GodzillaBeen a while since I posted one of these!ScifiJapan TV - Art of Godzilla in Personal More Like This
The most recent episode of the excellent ScifiJapan TV series is a tribute to art director Yasayuki Inoue, the man responsible for the look and feel of, well...pretty much all of modern tokusatsu, ESPECIALLY Godzilla. In this video, friends and cohorts of Inoue get together and reminisce about Inoue's talents, how he worked with Tsuburaya, and we even get treated to some VERY rare artwork, including storyboards for SON OF GODZILLA and GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER, not to mention a few alternate designs for Hedorah! Look at those lips!
Of course, I also missed an episode - this is the extended interview with both Millennium Godzilla suit maker, Shinichi Wakasa, and Millennium Godzilla HIMSELF, Tom Kitagawa. And yes, I was present for this interview...although I had no idea what they were saying until now! I just wished I hadn't asked so many
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
Obsolete InkingLately I've been doing work for DC Direct--the wing of DC in charge of statues, toys, etc. It's been a nice break from PRJ. The money is good, and it hasn't been soulless like I imagined. Corporate gigs can go either way--sometimes they want you to do exactly what "they" want, other times they want you to do your thing unencumbered. Luckily this was the latter.Obsolete Inking in Personal More Like This
The rates for toy designs are broken down into three parts: you get paid for the sketches, the final pencils and the inks. For this gig, the inking rate was higher than my normal inking rate. It felt good, but then I realized that 25% of my fee was for inks. And it raised an unsettled concern that's been on my mind.
How long will inkers be needed?
In the old days they needed inkers because computers weren't yet being used in print. I forget the name of the machine that preceded the scanner (process cameras?), but it was low-tech enough that i
High Toon School AcademyAn idea I have in mind about an anime Cartoon X-Over fanfic. It's a collab work between authors, so if you have ideas for the plot, cast, episodes plots, etc, feel free to join to this project.High Toon School Academy in Personal More Like This
Neku Sakuraba is an antisocial teen that gets matriculated on the High Toon School Academy, where he will learn the meanings of friendship, teamwork, and generosity when he starts to make friends and the meaning of true love with a beautiful girl named Shiki.
Opening theme: Dangan Roppa - Never Say Never (http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClH2Z7bVhZg)
Ending theme: Detective Conan (Case Closed) - Hikari to Kage no Roman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txK2f7F8zXM)
Neku Sakuraba (TWEWY)
Tina Hanuchi (My OC, http://alvarobmk123.deviantart.com/art/HTSA-OC-Tina-Hanuchi-395109430?q=gallery%3Aalvarobmk123&qo=0)
Sora, Riku, Kairi, Roxas, Namine, Axel, Xion and Ventus (King
HTSA SongsI've also decided to add some songs for the High Toon School Academy series.HTSA Songs in Personal More Like This
Some of them sang for students and others, sang by teachers and principals.
Send me your ideas so I can see them!
+Looks like I've got me a Friend (The Peeble and the Penguin) - Alvaro and Neku
+I Wanna Party (Rio) - Students during a party
+It's the Best Day Ever (Spongebob Squarepants) - Drake, Princess Aura, Neku, Silver, Blaze, Beat, Rhyme, Dan and Marcus
+A Whole New World (Aladdin) - Neku and Shiki
+Forget About Love (The Return of Jafar) - Conker, Rhyme and Joshua
+In the Dark of the Night (Anastasia) - Teridax
+Be Prepared (The Lion King) - Ganondorf
+If Only (Reprise) (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) - Ethan and Zoey
+It's a Jungle Out Here (Rugrats Go Wild) - sang by the elementary kids (this song is in the movie)
+Eight Melodies (Mother OST) - sang by the elementary kids
+Mass Destruction (Persona 3) - On a club fighting scene
+True Colors (Glee) - Schala
+Unravel by Daigo Stardust
HTSA EpisodesHere's the list of episodes for my HTSA series.HTSA Episodes in Personal More Like This
If you have some ideas for names and plots, just comment.
1) Enter Neku. Welcome to the High Toon School Academy!
Summary: Neku is an antisocial boy that gets matriculated in the High Toon School Academy, where he meets his two mates, Beat and Rhyme.
2) Meet the Socializing Life. Friendship with Beat and Rhyme
Neku starts his life on the academy and learns to befriend with his new two schoolmates, Beat and Rhyme, as he also meets other students.
3) Making a Grade to Higher Average
Neku meets Drake Vincent, a half human and half pikachu, at Professor Layton's class. They must work together to write an essay in order to get an A on their essay.
4) Gru's greatest invention and Makoto, the hardest karate girl.
In Gru's class, the elementary students try the new Gru's invention, a time machine. Meanwhile, Neku's class must accept Makoto's challenge.
5) Vanitas' bet. The strongest fighter ever.
Vanitas tries to seduct Xiaoyu, the girl that love
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up? in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
Tip of the day: ImprovementTip of the day: Dedicate yourself to continuous improvement as if your future depends on it.. because it does.Tip of the day: Improvement in Personal More Like This