Anime Sucks: The Overgeneralization.Let's Compare!
Let's say you've never seen a movie and decided to go see one for the first time. You find the content of the movie displeasing and leave in the middle of the film. Would you then judge all movies to be unworthy of watching? What if it had been a book? Or a television show? Or music? Or a video game?
Anime is just like that. Everytime I hear someone say, "How I hate anime!" or "All anime is terrible" or "Fans of Anime are so obnoxious." All I can think to myself is, "oh so you've seen all anime ever and have met all anime fans? Wow I didn't know you had so much free time!"
It's an overgeneralization. There are a lot of anime that a person might not like, but there might actually be one they find that appeals to their interest. One cannot simply decide anime is terrible when they've only see an episode from one or two or met a few people that were fans who they didn't like.
I've also sometimes heard overgeneralizations such a
A Week in dA Related - #018 OverviewA Week in dA Related - #018 in Deviant Events More Like This
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a small feature from each sub-gallery.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers August 14th to August 20th, 2011.
Head back to school with deviantART
dA is celebrating the back-to-school season by launching a new deviantART backpack, supporting arts education, and helping you prepare for a future in the arts. To top things off, they've brought back their famous puzzle game -- offering puzzle solvers the chance to unlock a special code!
We're headed to Dragon*C
A Year in dA Related 2011: dA TutorialsA feature of dA Tutorials submitted in 2011 as well as dA Tutorial Daily Deviations received this year.A Year in dA Related 2011: dA Tutorials in Personal More Like This
deviantART Tutorials of 2011
Pretty Up Your Profile by Gasara
deviantART Tutorial DDs of 2011*
Changing Your DA Password by FairyFindings deviantART dictionary by lost-angle Commission tutorial by shingworks .:How to add CSS to Groups by ginkgografix
Designing a Journal Part One by GillianIvy Sexify Your Page: Custom Boxes by SanguineEpitaph Tutorial: Sub-Subfolders on DA by Jammerlee :thumb24488859:
Muro Basics Tutorial by 0o-elly-o0 dA Font Formatting Guide by LabLayers DeviantART Sta.sh Tutorial - Submitting News by KovoWolf :thumb272311647:
HOWTO: Embed video in journal by bradleysays dA's Guide to the Galaxy Full by Shroomkin
*There may be some missing. If you know of any DDs that are missing, please let me know!
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Tip of the Day: is it memorable?In this ever growing art community (especially online) it gets harder and harder to be noticed. You will be noticed when your art and/or the idea behind your art is unique.Tip of the Day: is it memorable? in Personal More Like This
Think about how memorable your art is. If it looks like a million other things, no one is going to remember it.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: ConversationToday try to make conversation with at least one person that you don't know. No matter how short the conversation might be.Tip of the Day: Conversation in Personal More Like This
More opportunities come if you make a habit of striking up conversations with people you don't know.
You wouldn't believe some of the people I've been able to get to know just because I decided to talk to them.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: CuriosityKeep learning. Stay curious. Always give it your all and great things will happen. Make it part of your lifestyle to constantly keep learning, studying, practicing. The world is changing faster then ever. It's important to change with it if you don't want to be left behind. Be a 'student' of life and stay curious.Tip of the Day: Curiosity in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: having a missionTo have great success, you must have a good 'mission. What would you do if you could do anything or be given any job you want? Start from there. Don't worry about how hard it might be or how to make money from it yet. Figure out your mission and THEN figure out how to make a living from it.Tip of the Day: having a mission in Personal More Like This
The best missions don't come from taking but from wanting to give back. However, achieving goals for yourself can give you the success and ability to give back more.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: the StruggleLearn to enjoy the struggle. Our most memorable goals we achieve in our lives are always extra special because of the many hardships we had to endure before succeeding. Those memories will be some of your fondest when you're successful. So take sometime to live in the moment and enjoy the struggle before achieving bigger and better things.Tip of the Day: the Struggle in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
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.
Deviants are thankful for... part 2This year, 90 people participated in the Thanksgiving Note Project 2011! Here is the second news article (part 2 of 3) featuring your responses, anonymous because that's how ^lightningmonkey, the one who usually hosts the project, rocks.Deviants are thankful for... part 2 in Deviant Events More Like This
Deviants are thankful for...
I'm thankful for all of my friends, especially my closer friends, who have helped me through the hard times I've been going through. I'm thankful for AssClownFish for selling those manga when he was so I was able to get my mom a Christmas present for the first time in three years. I'm thankful for my cat and hamster for being somewhat like therapeutic animals and great stress relievers. And lastly, I'm thankful for my mom for everything she's done for me in my life so far.
I am thankful for my friends, most of all.
I am thankful for my fa
Deviants are thankful for... part 3This year, 90 people participated in the Thanksgiving Note Project 2011! Here is the third news article (part 3 of 3) featuring your responses, anonymous because that's how ^lightningmonkey, the one who usually hosts the project, rocks.Deviants are thankful for... part 3 in Deviant Events More Like This
Deviants are thankful for...
I'm thankful for laughter and having my awesome friends.
I am thankful for my nephew, Zach, who makes me choke on dinner by singing his "I am thankful for sausage song." He is a brilliant little two year old and I love him from the tip of his hair to his always dirty toes.
I'm thankful for my fiancé, when we met we were both done with relationships. I had no intention of dating anyone else I was just done. He was in the same boat. Now we're getting married and I couldn't be more thankful to him for he makes me feel
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty Four in Art Features More Like This
"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera"
- Lewis Hine
This week I happened across a Photographer who shoots the economy - currently in the UK. If you ever wondered what Economy looks like - and what the recession looks like - in the Photographic sense then wonder no more. Simon Robert's has it captured. What really struck me though, aside from the complete normality and sometimes mundane life that made the photographs, was the comments on the Article that I read about Simon. The BBC Wrote about him yesterday and nearly all the comments were from people advocating boredom. The Irony is that Simon Robert's had, in full colour, photographed our lives. And the general consensus was that it was dull and unimaginative. How very English we are.
Copyright Simon Robert's
The Drivers DanceA quick glance in the rearview mirror confirms that it's still there, the silver car, gliding through the dark streets behind me. And with every looming roundabout, we ski forwards on smooth cool rubber, skimming the curves elegantly.The Drivers Dance in Short Stories More Like This
At the red lights, the golden streetlamp spills over the car easing to a halt behind me. The driver is illuminated, hinting at the frame of a man, an arm propped casually against the steering wheel.
When amber hits green, we both indicate, simultaneously choosing the left path, and swinging our metal hips that way.
Through urban straights and country twists, he follows, keeping a respectable distance, casually trailing my tracks in the rain. Our driving dance is intricate, mapping miles of uncovered ground, minutes and hours sailing by. I wonder if, like me, his destination is uncertain. If the beginning of his journey was like mine.
We travel like this for over an hour, equal speeds, equal minds. A two car camel train, perusing the deserts of a tarmac st
Here lies the truthI found myself trapped in a whirlpool of the might have beens - and I did what any ordinary person would do and spent most of my life trying to climb out. And then I realised I was doing it all wrong. You might not ever be able to climb out - but you can wait a bit longer and somebody will come along who is more than capable of jumping down to your level - with a bit of rope.Here lies the truth in Emotional More Like This
You wouldn't know the truth about me by casting an eye over my body. You wouldn't find it in the crease of my smile or the green of my eyes. You couldn't see it in the way my hair falls forward because I'm feeling shy. You just couldn't. What I once had could never begin to make up for what I've lost.
I could offer myself to you and I expect you would gladly open me, searching for my soul to try and find the answers. Except it wouldn't be like that. It would be a dull echo of those times at christmas when the interesting packages look the best - only you open it and find it's not what you expecte
Strangers In The NightThe conifers played the piano the night you died.Strangers In The Night in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
On reflection, because of what happened, I expected there to be rain and stricken bolts of lightening. A perfect storm for an imperfect night.
In reality, the sun set in a perfect ball of glowing embers. There was no need for fire, catastrophe would occur that night in many other ways.
Our paths had never crossed before. Or if they had, we never knew it. I hadn't heard your voice, and I didn't know your name. Your voice and your name would never combine to enlighten me that night, nor ever again. The most important moment of your life, and possibly the most memorable of mine tugged us roughly together. You were given me as your human contact. And I imagine now, that I must have looked to you like the ghost you have now become.
There were others around, of course. Somebody dialled three digits and another kept people at a respectable distance. But it was I that you were dealt to preserve your life. I remember scolding you for your timing
Daily Literature Deviations for Nov. 16th, 2011Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for Nov. 16th, 2011 in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for November 16th, 2011
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
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of your pieces featured by DLD please note damina.
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January's Solution Sanctuary: Results (Part II)AboutJanuary's Solution Sanctuary: Results (Part II) in Art Features More Like This
On January 1st, I challenged everyone in the deviantART community to suggest a lot of Daily Deviations. I did this for two main reasons: A) `thorns told people to put up or shut up and I decided to listen; B) I was tired of hearing people complain about supposed favoritism surrounding whose DD suggestions are accepted by the CVs.
Well, you all rose to the challenge beautifully. Over 200 suggestions were sent into the CVs by the people that participated in my little challenge. I'm dividing the feature articles up into three sections over three days so we can all take some time to peruse and read the fine work you've all found this month. The results of the points drawing will be announced in the last article.
The Senior 'Stache | January 8th 2012On behalf of dAseniors, The-Senior-Stache is the base of operations for and News of Senior members, defined as those users who have a ` or a ° as their symbol on deviantART.The Senior 'Stache | January 8th 2012 in Art Features More Like This
This is a news article, posted once every two weeks, choc-a-block full of Senior happenings and initiatives, stunning visual features, an awesome mini-interview and much, much more!
Even though this is mainly Senior orientated, if you have something you want to promote or are just looking for something generally, senior or not, we invite you all to take a gander.
Do you have some spare time to help us out?
fourteenthstar's Celebrating Deviousness - January 2012 ~ thorns
Project Educate - Animation - Pipeline Stage 1Project Educate - The Animation PipelineProject Educate - Animation - Pipeline Stage 1 in Art Features More Like This
The Animation Pipeline in a thorough and highly detailed process from the start to the end of an animation, most particularly those with narrative.
I am writing this article to help those who don’t know understand the huge process in making animations, and such pipelines also run the same vein for films, tv, video games and any other similar media.
There are three main stages of the Pipeline - Pre-production, Production and Post-Production. After that it's in your hands, the audience, and the culmination of potentially years or decades of work can be shown in minutes.
The first step is pre-production. This is where everything happens literally before production (as the name cleverly suggests!) and involves a lot of reworking, experimentation, writing, rewriting, recording and lots of drawing.
Stage 1 - The Written Story, Treatments, Loglines and Scripts.<
ZELDA AND PROPOSALOMGZELDA AND PROPOSAL in Personal More Like This
Seriously, the Zelda concert was the single best night of my entire life ever ever EVER.
Okay so first it starts and people are tuning and I'm drooling and then it starts and then AONUMA COMES ON STAGE.
THE GUY WHO PRODUCED ZELDA.
THEN ZELDA WILLIAMS PRESENTS THE THING - and this is Robin Williams' daughter who is named after le princess irl which is amazing, and she was amazed at the amount of sheer faggotry that SPEWED FROM OUR SCREAMING.
Seriously, it was scream ahoy
And then! THE ORCHESTRA IS LIKE AMAZING.
I started crying during Zelda's Lullabyand then unf its just like, amazing.
Then at the end the conducter lady (who was amazing) is like LOL KOJI KONDO ON THE PIANO HERE
and we were like KJDSLKJHSALKJDFHSJKFHS and he played Grandma's Theme from Wind Waker and it was just the single most amazing music ever.
(Btw Koji Kondo, wiki him if you dont know baw)
And and and
RYAN PROPOSED TO ME DURING HYRULE FIELD. He tapped my shoulder and the
PE - Project Animate Day 2 - SketchingProject Animate! Day 2 - The Mindset of an Animator & Gesture DrawingPE - Project Animate Day 2 - Sketching in Art Features More Like This
I hear sometimes that it takes a special breed to be able to animate. I disagree, I think if you have the heart and the patience then you are able to accomplish anything you want!
The main thing you need to learn is to study life and movement at all times and when you watch life, you should draw life.
Carrying a sketchbook with you at all times is the only way to truly put yourself on the spot and this helps you improve in ways that you wouldn't realise.
Similar to life drawing, we call this gesture drawing.
Gesture drawing is the sister of life drawing - however instead of rendering a naked lady in stunning perfection with a stick of charcoal, gesture drawing is about capturing the life of your subject. Think of your eyes as a lens, your pen as a shutter and the paper as a printed image, you're capturing a moment in time, just like a photo.
Gesture drawing should be loose and free, not cons
PE - Project Animate Introduction + BasicsHello all and welcome to Project Educate - Animation!PE - Project Animate Introduction + Basics in Art Features More Like This
This week is going to feature stunning animation, interviews with amazing people and a strong focus on Pre-Production within Animation. Also during the week I'll have facts about animation that you might not have known about!
I'll be featuring amazing animation, helping newbies get their feet wet and how to upload your animations to deviantART. I will also be talking about web animation sensations on websites such as Youtube and Newgrounds.
Before we start, I'd like to push my Art History articles - I wrote two journals about the History of Animation up until 1990, so if you feel you dont know your Fleischers from your Windsor McCays then step this way!
Of course, though, animation exists everywhere and has done for hundreds of years! There ar
Watcher Feature #2note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!Watcher Feature #2 in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 500 comments now xD; ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
These are some of the works of my wonderful watchers! Faving this journal might help these get seen too .
Pyar by endspire .:Let's go, guys!:. by InnerRequiem how do I side view by haipawasnthere .:MLP: A message from Cadaver(Ask Tumblr!):. by Goddess-of-BUTTSECKS Softer Side of Loki by RainDragonX Sage by AkiraKeoro Indians by aggielexi Getting Away with Murder by Foxslit Noxi0us by DOMINATOR60 Carnations by ShamelessMagic Dragon by DarkShioriYukai
Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixels in Art Features More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
5 reasons why comments are really awesomeAs time passes here it seems people comment less. I suspect it has something to do with this community growing so unbelievably huge and everyone just feels like a tiny blip on the radar- but it makes me sad. Really very sad. Because comments are awesome and everyone should have an over-abundance of them. I know I can't change everyone's mind on the matter, but I really want to make a difference in the community as far as communication goes.5 reasons why comments are really awesome in Personal More Like This
So, here is five reasons why you (yes, you) should comment MOAR!
1. It lets the artist know what they're doing right.
Who cares if a dozen people say the same thing. It shouldn't give you a reason to feel silenced. If an artist hears the same thing over and over it reaffirms that they did something well, and to keep on that track.
2. It's personal. It lets the artist know you're really looking.
There's nothing I love more than hearing what goes on inside someone's head when they see my stuff. Simple or not, it mean