The brilliance of Derpy HoovesAs many of you know in the first season of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" there was an animation mistake resulting in a background character having googly eyes. Internet fans of the show (bronies) latched on to the character and nick-named her Derpy Hooves.
Since the show has become such a huge internet phenomenon, Hasbro has responded to the appreciation by acknowledging the strange character and inserting her into strange places throughout the second season.
In "Feeling Pinky" she appears as the reason for a number of huge objects dropped from the sky.
In "Luna Eclipse" she appears dressed in a Halloween costume of made of paper bags.
In the Rainbowdash and Fluttershy duet song in "May the Best Pet Win" she creepily peeks her head out of the chicken coop.
In "Sweet and Elite" she appears inconspicuously dressed in her paper bag outfit hidden among fancy ponies during Rarity's musical number.
Hasbro's decision to accept the show's unique internet fame and fanbase is a really am
GEEK OUT!I'm sick of the internet censorship bills. So let's geek out about other stuff instead!GEEK OUT! in Personal More Like This
Anybody see the latest My Little Pony episode? Holy hell... they actually had "derpy hooves" in the episode and Rainbowdash herself SAYS her name is "Derpy." Even if you don't like MLP:FiM, the fact that the creators of the series went so far as to take a fan created character (fan created in the sense that fans named a unintended background character mistake), use her fan given name (which happened to be meme-tastic) and not only acknowledge it but to actually PUT it into an episode like that... wow. I have a feeling this is kinda the next step of fanbase and media building. And it's awesome! So yeah... "Derpy Hooves" is 100% legit now.
Been watching a lot of minecraft tutorials on mechanisms and machines. Some of them are absolutely insane, and some of them are actually practical. I would very much like to build a "stronghold" in my world which is completely enemy defense proof. Automatic drawbrid
Derpy Hooves vs HasbroSo it has come to my attention that recently Hasbro has (possibly?) ordered a cease and desist letter to WeLoveFine.com for selling Derpy Hooves related T-shirts. This, coupled with the mysterious disappearance of the episode "The Last Roundup" (which is the one where Derpy talks) from iTunes has gotten fans freaked out and panicky. The general belief is that Hasbro wants to stop the cannoning of internet named Derpy from the MLP series due to the backlash of people getting angry for them for doing so in the first place. Petitions are going up ( http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studiosthe-hub-do-not-change-derpys-name ) and blogs are being posted and everyone's going nuts over this.Derpy Hooves vs Hasbro in Personal More Like This
Here's my two cents:
From browsing around WeLoveFine.com I could see a number of deviantart images being used for T-shirts. Specifically My Little Pony related. Now It's very unlikely that the artists or the website got permission to sell these T-shirts, and whether you like it or not, selling merchan
Wii-U thoughts and speculation.Microsoft and Sony are rumored to be preparing to unveil their next gen consoles (the as of yet untitled NextBox and Ps4) at the next E3 convention. Nintendo already announced last year that they were going to reintroduce the Wii-U because too many people got confused and didn't realize it was a whole new console. The Wii-U is set to release this year around August. Since the rumors have been spreading about Microsoft and Sony's possible unveiling, fanboys have wasted no time professing doom and gloom for Nintendo. (BTW: I really think Microsoft should call their next console the Kinexbox)Wii-U thoughts and speculation. in Personal More Like This
Now, I'm a Nintendo fanboy through and through, but can I just remind people that even IF the Ps4 and NextBox ARE unveiled at this upcoming E3... they aren't going to be ready to ship to the consumer this year. At most, they'd come out next year, and probably late next year too. Unless Microsoft and Sony have been really good about keeping secrets (snicker) the chances of them being at the same devel
The Harvest Goddess is a B****I've been playing through Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns and it quickly became apparent that the Harvest Goddess needs some sort of medication to keep her emotions in check.The Harvest Goddess is a B**** in Personal More Like This
Shortly after starting the game I got the cut scene explaining the situation: There exists a place with two towns separated by a mountain connected by a tunnel that goes through said mountain. One day two travelers bumped into each other in the tunnel and raised their voices slightly. The Harvest Goddess promptly stepped in, chastised them for being inconsiderate enough to accidentally bump into each other, then proceeded to bring the whole tunnel down effectively dividing the two towns just to teach them a lesson (stop me if this sounds like Omashu's origin from The Last Airbender).
Having separated the two towns over an insignificantly stupid quarrel, the Harvest Goddess then gets really depressed and decides she can't be bothered to remove the roadblock she put there herself, whereby she turns t
The Derpy Issue Part 3Seems like I need to clarify a couple things for people. If you don't know what the hullabaloo is all about, please read through the next couple paragraphs. If you're already caught up to the situation please skip to the second half.The Derpy Issue Part 3 in Personal More Like This
In the first season of Friendship is Magic, an animation mistake rendered a background pony with "derpy" eyes. The producers thought it was cute and left it in, occasionally sticking the pony in various scenes. While many people liked calling her Ditzy Doo (based on a remark made in Winter Round Up), the general internet population started calling her Derpy Hooves. Derpy became such a huge phenomenon online that the producers decided to include her in more episodes for Season 2. In Season 2 she started appearing more up close and doing strange things in the backgrounds, making for a fun game of "where's waldo" for the fans. The capper to all this was when Derpy got a speaking role in an episode and was referred to AS Derpy by Rainbow
WowzersFirst I would like to say... wow. I don't really care much for pageviews and I tend to ignore them (the exceptions being for my web comics where I actually make money off pageviews), but the crazy stats that my two political cartoons generated here on DA just blows me away! Even more amazing to me was that it spread to places like tumblr too, a place that generally dislikes me and that I tend to get little to no reblogs.Wowzers in Personal More Like This
It's good to see that even though some people might hate my guts for whatever reason, when the issue at hand is worthy people will spread the message anyway.
Don't think this is giving me a swell head or anything. I could easily whip out a bunch of cheap political comics to take advantage of all this goodwill and rack up pageviews and whatnot, but I don't want to. I've said my peace on the two biggest issues that were bothering me about this election cycle thus far and I have no desire to milk it further. Unless politicians do something outrageously stupid or piss me o
The Derpy Issue Part 4 (final)Alright, so now we get to the crux of the matter. Hasbro has finally made a statement:The Derpy Issue Part 4 (final) in Personal More Like This
"The 'My Little Pony Friendship is Magic' series has always been about acceptance and inclusion, and the series strives to convey that through the playful antics of a diverse cast of characters. Some viewers felt that aspects of the episode 'The Last Roundup' did not stay true to the core message of friendship which is the heart and soul of the series. Hasbro Studios decided to make slight audio alterations to this single episode."
NOW would be the appropriate time to start getting all freaked out over this issue. Personally, I am not going to worry too much. I am disheartened that they've chosen to respond this way, but I am not surprised. Hasbro is a corporation, they have to think of their image. "Derpy" is a debatable term that can either mean "goofy and silly" or "insulting towards disabled people" and frankly I agree that this is not an appropriate word to be used for a kids TV show
PETA, Mario, and Frank Miller.Got a couple of fun news articles this past week. First up is PETA.PETA, Mario, and Frank Miller. in Personal More Like This
Shortly after Super Mario 3D Land debuted on the 3DS, PETA started posting about how "evil" the game is because Mario wears a Tanookie suit. Apparently despite the fact it's set in a magical kingdom full of fantasy and whimsy, the fan's long awaited revival of the Tanookie suit is encouraging the wearing of real life skinned animal furs.
My first reaction to this was annoyance, followed by laughter. It is rather silly to be going after Mario for something like this... especially when there are far better candidates in the video game world for animal cruelty... like say... Cabelas?
Remember a while back when they went after "Cooking Mama" because you cooked meat in the game? Or when they tried to make a knock off of Super Meat Boy? If you're going to protest animal abuse/murder/testing/etc... wouldn't it be better to go after real life stuff instead of fantasy cartoon video games? I support animal rights too, but going
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
The Derpy Issue Part 2It's come to my attention that Hasbro has, indeed, changed Derpy. In the iTunes version of "the Last Roundup" where she finally talks and Rainbowdash says her name, Derpy no longer has "derpy" eyes (although they do seem to occasionally be crossed), has a different voice actress, and Rainbowdash doesn't say her name. If you want to see the clip you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=X2CRjPO73Dg#!The Derpy Issue Part 2 in Personal More Like This
Sadly I can't get behind the bronies on this one. You guys screwed it up for the rest of us and I have no sympathy for your plight. Hasbro is entirely justified in their position as a corporation to protect their properties from perceive negative perceptions, and that would never have happened if we as a community hadn't thrown such a tantrum over a non issue.
You see, a couple months ago a few fans saw something "suspicious" and made a big deal over it without doing any research. Soon, the entire internet was throwing a big crybaby hissy fit over exaggerat
Did you know? Ways to use Sta.sh as storage!You may have heard that we recently released Sta.sh, deviantART's enhanced publishing platform, to all Premium Members. In our latest Sta.sh blog, we described Sta.sh as the new home for all your work where each image has a unique URL to share with friends. We'd like to provide you with a few ways that you can utilize Sta.sh, specifically as it relates to its storage component.Did you know? Ways to use Sta.sh as storage! in Personal More Like This
Why should I put my files in Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is the perfect outlet for your creative ideas that are not yet finished, require revision, or need a home until inspiration hits. Store art projects, journals, and collaborations that you've been working on, but aren't ready to release to the general public. Placing your items in Sta.sh brings you one step closer to publishing.
Uploading to Sta.sh couldn't be simpler, as you can quickly drag and drop files from y
Did you know? You can upload to Sta.sh many ways!In continuation of our series on using Sta.sh, we'd like to let you know of yet another way you can utilize your Sta.sh -- by uploading via email and FTP.Did you know? You can upload to Sta.sh many ways! in Personal More Like This
Why, you ask?
There are several uses for this feature. Say you're walking down the street, and you see something that catches your eye. Perhaps there's an impromptu dance party, or the sun is setting over the mountains. You only have your phone on you, and you snap a photo. It looks amazing, but that photo is forever doomed to reside in your phone. Now, you can email that picture to your Sta.sh and have it ready for you when you're home. Sta.sh also gives you a place to store that photo so you can share the link with friends.
Or, say you're at school or work you've been collaborating with a friend on your latest masterpiece. You may not be able to log in to your deviantART account, or don't want to ge
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
More images, Aang's grandchildrenI've been looking for information and images and i found this images...More images, Aang's grandchildren in Personal More Like This
OMG KORRA AS A KID!!!! (she could bend fire at the age of....... 6?) http://thegadgetfish.tumblr.com/post/8028837780/kid-korra
Tenzin's Childrenfrom Oldest to Youngest
Meelo http://images.wikia.com/avatar/images/4/4c/Meelo3.jpg (he's so cute!!! and look's like Aang!)
The 3 of them http://www.deviantart.com/#/d41r5yy
Tenzin http://avatar.wikia.com/index.php?title=Tenzin&image=Tenzin-jpg (Meelo biting his head, lol!)
Pema (Tenzin's wife whose pregnant!) She's a non bender... a reason why all her offspring are and will be Airbenders http://avatar.wikia.com/index.php?titleema&imageema-jpg
Tenzin and Pema's family http://images.wikia.com/avatar/images/c/c8/Tenzin_Family.jp
The Last Airbender: Legend of KorraThe long and anticipated San Diego Comic Con finally came to pass to reveal an overwhelming amount of information on the A:TLA spin-off. It would be boring if I were to write an essay on what happened, so, I'll make a point-form list of the important things you should know.The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra in Personal More Like This
SDCC Poster of 16-year old Korra riding on Naga (polar bear dog, animal guide, female) http://www.avatardestinyportal.com/contentpanel/data/upimages/tumblr_lopgcvQkOQ1qazog6o1_r1_12801.jpg
HD 720p Legend of Korra teaser trailer http://www.hd-trailers.net/movie/the-last-airbender-the-legend-of-korra/#0-Teaser+Trailer-720p
Before the panel, there was yet another SDCC Korra poster revealed http://images.wikia.com/avatar/images/e/e5/Korraposter.jpg
In Legend of Korra, we got a new title logo going on http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i410/OlorinTheWhite_/Avatar/LOKLOGO.jpg
Cora Baker will be voice-acting young Korra.
Bolin and EskaJust to kick out the last journal... here you have a screenshot of Bolin and Eska ! I know it's a bit late for posting this, Bryan published it in his tumblr about 4 days ago... i haven't checked it lately...Bolin and Eska in Personal More Like This
Hmm... interesting... this could approve BolinxEska theory... xD. But, i just cant ship Bolin and Eska because... you know, Bolin is all energetic-goofy-GORGEOUS and Eska seems like the "Mai" of Legend of Korra.
Who knows, maybe a nice girl is behind that "androgynous creepiness"
And another interesting this to note is the background. I does not look like the south pole to me, it's more like they where in republic city. But both of them are wearing that big winter coats; it looks like the South pole has had a lot of reconstruction in the last 70 years...
What do you think about this?
Oh, and here you have a fan made animation based on that screenshot
The first impress
CAPTAIN: TEAWHERE DOES MY TEA COME FROM? DOES ANYONE IN THE SEXY AUDIENCE HAVE AN ANSWER?CAPTAIN: TEA in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryENGIE KEEPS RAMBLING SOMETHING ABOUT THE TIME-HOLE INSTABILITIES.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
HOW MANY YEARS IN ZEE FUTURE DO YOU THINK ZEE CAPTAIN PRESIDES IN?
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001 in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
I think I can draw again!I think I might be getting my creativity back( not sure if anyone has notice...but I have hardly drawn anything for months :iconcryforeverplz...I guess its just that maybe I felt like all the stuff I was watching was getting stale ( either the anime/manga wasn't worth watching anymore considering the latest chapters e.g Naruto/Bleach..etc or the Anime was so short that I had explored most of the possibilities already e.g Death Note) I need new stuff! Avatar is amazing...Its quite childish in places but its light hearted and has a plot that progresses and has a deeper meaning etc. And the characters are adorable! specially Appa...Omg he is so cute. Oh and too the the countless droves of people who are asking me if I have been living in a cave my whole life and why haven't I watched Avatar before? Its because I don't really like cartoons...weird I know.. considering I watch anime/manga. I am suuupppeerrr picky, I won't watch anything that doesn't look interesting or to my tastes. We alI think I can draw again! in Personal More Like This
Watcher Feature!I have been lurking for many days collecting artists for my watcher feature I could only choose a few but I will be doing this again, maybe every month because love needs to be shared! :iconiloveyouplz: Half are from my watchers list and the other half are from my journal...picking is so hard :iconotlplz: because you are all so wondeful!Watcher Feature! in Personal More Like This
16181320935 by Lilybyte
Please give them some love :iconamgtouchplz:
Submission GuidelinesThe 100 Themes Challenge group is dedicated to inspiring and motivating artists of all levels of ability and experience. However, there are a few rules when submitting artwork to the group.Submission Guidelines in Personal More Like This
1. Your artwork must be properly labeled.
This means that you need to include either:
(a) the variation and theme number in the description, or title, of each submission, or
(b) the theme being used must be mentioned and the 100TC avatar must be present oooor
(c) a link to a journal entry that has details about all of your submissions, including the variation that you've decided to work on.
2. You must submit your art to the correct variation folder.
This should match the info in your artwork description. Only works submitted to the folders Variation 1-5 and Miscellaneous will be accepted.
3. You may only submit 3 entries per week.
If one of your submissions is denied, it does not count toward this total.
4. All artwork submitted must be your own.
Variation 11. IntroductionVariation 1 in Personal More Like This
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
Writing Tournament 2011 ~ First Round ClosedThe first round of our Writing Tournament is over! Thank you very much to everyone who participated!Writing Tournament 2011 ~ First Round Closed in Personal More Like This
The judging period will be at least two weeks. It's Christmas time, so please stick with us. :iconsantalaplz:
Keep and eye out for the next round and Happy Holidays!
We've got some great new stuff on the prize list, too! We're accepting entries until December 15th, so please remember to submit by then! We're accepting until midnight EST on the night of the 15th. And remember, you have to participate in this first round if you want to participate in the others.
It's that time of the year again! Our annual writing tournament is beginning and there are a lot of great prizes to be won! Please comment here to participate in the tournament! This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! First of all, you must be willing to w
My Image - Your Story - ContestFirst Fanfiction ContestMy Image - Your Story - Contest in Deviant Events More Like This
The rules are easy:
Pick a picture from below, write a fanfiction about it, use the picture as preview and submit it to this group: :iconbksfanfictioncontest: (no fear, you don't have to join the group to submit)
You can write a story for only one of 'em, but of course if you feel like it you can write a story for every single one. (But nobody can win two prices at a time!)
Also you can write whatever you want and as long as you want. No limitations.
You can submit Action, Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, Horror, Humor, Hurt, Comfort, Parody, Romance, Smut, Tragedy, That kinky stuff etc.
And ignore everything I wrote maybe in the description of the pictures (can't be much). I want what you think!
What would be a contest without prices?
So you can win that what I can do best: Drawings!
1st: You can request whatever you want and you will get it in full color and how you want it. ;D
Art We Heart: FlightArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Flight in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:iconayame-kenoshi: Some thoughts from Toby (Ayame-Kenoshi)
"If you could have any super power, what would it be?" I think it's a question we all have to answer at some point. We're innately curious about the unknown and enjoy diving into the depths of imagination. We know it's not possible, but we can't shake the question of, "What if?"
I don't think my answer has changed since I was asked as a child. I never saw much need for invisibility. I don't think I would enjoy being a mind reader. And sure, shooting laser beams out of my hands would be fun, but there's something that I've always been drawn to more.
I would like to fly.
To me, flight represents freedom. It's the ability to travel around without borders, coming and going as you please. I initially associate it with being closer to nature, as well, somethin
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
10 Myths About IntrovertsI've been browsing through Web today while doing a little research and I've found an interesting article from musician Carl King, which I think is worth reading.10 Myths About Introverts in Personal More Like This
Well, being focused inwards rather than outwards is quite a common thing among people with artistic inclinations*, so I think I can find quite a few people here who'd be interested to read about what it means being one and also what are misconceptions that people have about Introverts - which I think the author got relatively well.
Also, I don't think that it's too much of a shocker if I'd admit to being an Introvert myself and rather big one at that (but it's best to view Introversion and Extroversion as a continuum - it's not that there's a fine line that separates one from another, people can be more or less Introverted or Extroverted).
Still, even among people closest to me I think there are things they're not getting about what does it mean being Introverted... heck - there are things I myself didn't realize and k