Mototaur:sometime in 2007-Nov. 4th 2012That's right. Our Beloved Mototaur has been disassembled. He is no more, and I don't think I'll be rebuilding him any time soon, if at all. I did not make this decision lightly, but am still not wholeheartedly sure about this decision. Part of me wonders if an even better Mototaur resides somewhere in a different or possibly radically different arrangement of the parts that made up his previous version, or if this MOC really has reached what the other part of me feels is an "evolutionary dead end."Mototaur:sometime in 2007-Nov. 4th 2012 in Personal More Like This
As you know, many MOCers recycle their MOCs, in fact I'd say a majority of MOCers do. It seems those of us that build a MOC then commit those parts to its construction on a long term basis or indefinitely are few and far between. There's arguments for either approach. Both have their pros and cons. Recycling means new MOCs, constantly moving on to a new idea. In my opinion, that sometimes leads to the MOCer presenting the same or very similar idea over and over again. Some MOCers make it wor
Did you know we were a subpar community?Hi everyone. Before I get started I'd like to state that this journal is probably going to stir up a little controversy, so if you care not to be a part of it or even be bothered by reading about it, I suggest you omit from reading this journal now.Did you know we were a subpar community? in Personal More Like This
Secondly, before anything really gets said, I want to include a link so everyone can follow along and all the context can be put back into place. First there's the page that the following takes place on. Then I think maybe the Legends Of Chima 2014 discussion thread is probably also relevant.
The point I'd like to focus on and bring to anyone's reading attention is this. this Again, I'd like to stress the importance of reading everything in context for yourselves to get the whole picture and come to your own conclusions. I don't
Okay, what do you think?Okay, what do you think?Okay, what do you think? in Personal More Like This
My grandmother and I are having a debate. There's all those people in the mid-to-southern US that are being affected by tornados. I think that its stupid that people live there, then get so surprised and sad when a Tornado rips their house off its foundations. She just says I'm cold hearted. Its common sense to me, if the area is prone to a predictable natural disaster, then you probably shouldn't live there. Cause this is what, like the second or third year that bad tornados have messed up that part of the US? And OH MY GOD, 39 PEOPLE DIED! THAT'S SUCH A TRAVESTY! Like that many people don't die every day in some other messed up part of the world, and for a lot more stupid reasons. Where do you come down(haha get it) on people who lose their shit and lives cause they live in tornado prone areas?
Bionicle MOCkery interview.Hey all, doing the OC interview Meme again, but this time with The Bionicle MOCkery rendition of Matteo. This should be fun.Bionicle MOCkery interview. in Personal More Like This
This time I'll accept that :iconunleashed-fear: tagged me. Not really but he and I thought it'd be funny to do this with BM Matteo.
1. Pick one of your OCs.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OCs.
3. Tag five people to do this meme!
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal.
1. What is your name?
*glares at interviewer* It's none of your business.
*creator glares at Matteo*
Fine, Its Matteo.
2. Do you know why you were named that?
Some stronzate about it being the name of a plague doctor.. Ask creator..
3. Are you single or taken?
I have many concubines that beg and plead for my affections, I keep them wanting like the whores they are.
*creator interjects* He's single, I tried making a female MOC for him but she wanted nothing to do wi
Offical MOC Themes JournalHey everyone. That's right. I'm gonna be a totally unoriginal hack right now, and A) run with the crowd and put theme songs to my MOCs, and B) do so by placing music that other people wrote to my creations based on similarities or association of lyrics and themes. I don't have everyone's theme figured out. So as I place songs to MOCs I'll update this journal. If any of you have suggestions for a MOC send em my way and I'll listen to it to see if I think it fits. Lyrical association or musical association are what I'm looking for. You'll see in the examples below.Offical MOC Themes Journal in Personal More Like This
Matteo City of Rome-Jesper Kyd/Assassin's Creed Brotherhood OSTI really like this song. its got an old world meets modern technology feel to it and that's very much Matteo. He's "old school" likes to do things that almost seem archaic and redundant but has that weird mystique about him to some
Randomness journal.Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm having an awesome day already, or that its shaping up to be an awesome Day.Randomness journal. in Personal More Like This
Learned my camera loves the lighting in my kitchen at night(maybe the next BM page? :shrug).
Had a big cup of old coffee that when I poured the milk in it made a cool spiraly pattern so I took a picture.
:iconHotDef: gave me 300 points just now. :iconwewtplz: :iconwootplz: I've got 370 points now, that's almost like...five bucks. Neato. I'm gonna try and commission a code monkey to make me a bitchin ass journal skin that'll make you all jealous and sad because of bitchinness.
Gonna go jam with this guy who does guitar repair and modification. Sounds like he might apprentice me to, so I may get to learn some useful skills for a guitar player(even though I am technically a bassist. Its still a guitar though).
that coffee is really kicking in. :iconhyperplz:
So, I'm working on that MOC. I'
Updates+Set Review.Hey everyone, gonna talk about stuff that's been going on lately, possibly some plans, and going to share my thoughts on a HF set(even though its been out a little while).Updates+Set Review. in Personal More Like This
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For music updates see
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I think its safe to say I'm in a band again. I've been pretty hesitant to talk about it because these things have had a tendency to fall apart after a little while. Musicians are the flakiest most unreliable mother fuckers around. :iconeyerollplz: This has got to be one of the worst cities to try and start a band in. All the places that try to host music end up closing down because it attracts too much trouble. :iconfacepalmplz:
Anywho, that's going pretty well, actually better than any band situation I've been in before.
Witch Doctor+MOCingMWitch Doctor+MOCing in Personal More Like This
y Witch Doctor set came in the mail today. I built him and now I'm gonna give my thoughts on him. Disregard this part if you don't care). I would use one word to describe the build of this Hero Factory set.. redundant This leads me to some mixed feelings about the WD. I feel that with the part count the designers were allowed, they could have done considerably better at creating more fluid motion using the HF system. I find it to be a sad commentary in of itself when this is the best hero Factory build they've done. Maybe my expectations were simply set too high from everyone saying I should get this set and that its a good build. Anymore, lego doesn't start to show us a good build unless we're $50(USD) or more into the set. Lego just seems really really cheap to me now days. Not necessarily in the quality of their parts, cause they still offer a lot of the same parts they've had for a long time, they just seem like they're trying to find every little nook and cranny wh
The Balkan Powder KegIn an attempt to hopefully even things out around here, I'm writing a journal to speak about the recent tensions and squabbles happening here on DA. I think its safe to assume everyone has taken notice to the situation here on and how its become a bit like Biotube. I fear DA's reputation for a MOCing community is now forever tarnished and that this might drive otherwise good or brilliant MOCers away. To be quite honest, I couldn't care less about these petty squabbles and the butthurtedness of anyone involved, but it is driving a massive divide down this community and people are taking sides, joining factions and creating allies. Then people are getting backlash and ridicule for being friends with the enemy of another friend. Its creating what I find to be akin to the "Balken Powder Keg." When this powder keg blew up it started WWI. One country attacked another so then both countries allies jumped in, then starteThe Balkan Powder Keg in Personal More Like This
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
Fan Art LawFan Art Law in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
Pokemon is ForeverPokemon is Forever in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 2 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
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Milk for The UglyMilk for The Ugly in Art Features More Like This
The Latest Thing of Beauty
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Infinity Seven Takes On the Coming Zerg InvasionInfinity Seven Takes On the Coming Zerg Invasion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
StarCraft II is the hot tournament videogame that just may breakthrough as the harbinger of the esports phenomenon and one of the great cultural game-changers of all time.
Midnight in Anaheim. Caffeinated casters boom rapid fire commentary rattling the packed hall. Elite Starcraft players from around the globe execute complex strats that would have made Rommel the Desert Fox himself proud. 20,000 are in attendance, on the edge of their seats, and cheering as loudly as any soccer match as they watch the 30-foot screens hanging from the rafters. Another four and a half million are watching the streams live. The feeling is that of an NCAA Final Four game, set in a European soccer stadium, somehow shoehorned into a casino showroom in Las Vegas. It’s all of the skill, the fan devotion and the spectacle anyone could pos
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in Art Features More Like This
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Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Our superficial societyLet me begin with a short anecdote:Our superficial society in Personal More Like This
I was in a hotel room with friends, on the last day of what had been, until then, an amazing holiday. Much like this journal, the topic of conversation quickly turned to girls and relationships.
We somehow began talking about bases, and to which one each of us had gotten. For those who have yet to come across the term, it's a baseball analogy where 'first base' is kissing, followed by progressively more intimate actions, and there are no prizes for guessing what 'a home run' signifies. I announced, with neither pride nor shame, that I have yet to reach first base at the ripe age of 17; this was received with a mixture of shock and pity, which baffles me. One then went on to say that he should set me up with one of his female friends, which I outright dismissed.
The story gets mildly more interesting here. Fast forward a few hours: after having visited the bar, we return to the hotel room, with one of my friends managing to get himself incredibly drun
An elephant goes to ChinaThis journal was made in conjunction with this photo gallery. Meanwhile, the thumbs you see in this journal are just there to break up the walls of text, but they're just conveniently renamed Scraps. Enjoy.An elephant goes to China in Personal More Like This
Ni hao, everyone. Allow me to introduce you all to my MOC and travelling partner, the Elephant!
Hey guys. This keyboard is far too wide for my little legs.
The Elephant and I have spent the past two weeks on holiday in China. I thought I'd share what happened!
I hate to start with something uninteresting, but the travel to Beijing was relatively uneventful. A brief stop in Zurich followed by The Avengers on a screen too small to do it justice… yeah, nothing of note.
Oh goodness, the journey was horrible. For a start, I didn't even know I was going until the night before; my shelfbud
Hero Faffory Live ActionYou read that right! I am pleased to announce that Hero Faffory is now moving to YouTube!Hero Faffory Live Action in Personal More Like This
Gone are the days of 8-panel limits and cramming text into every corner! With video format I can finally introduce elements of speed, sarcasm and sound!
Of course, I'm not just going to bore you with the details! You want to actually see this change in action, right? I've taken the liberty of making a pilot episode, which you can view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgMsimFBvOQ&feature=youtu.be
So, just to clarify, this was nothing more than an April Fools' prank. Hero Faffory is going to stay as a comic for the foreseeable future, not a video or stopmotion or animation or anything like that. Far too complicated and time-consuming, in my opinion. As if the date, timestamp of 1:04 and the massive 'April Fools' sign at the end of the video weren't obvious enough, right?
That said, I did really enjoy making the video. I assure you, the link is not a virus or scre
A Spirit Day monologueSpirit Day, on October 19th, is an annual day for people to speak out against bullying.A Spirit Day monologue in Personal More Like This
The scene is a primary school classroom in 2004, and one of the other kids is being mean to 8-year-old Aiden. The teasing is unprovoked and meaningless; if I remember correctly, he called me a square.
That wasn't very nice, thinks 8-year-old Aiden. I didn't do anything wrong. What the hell is a 'square' anyway, aside from the quadrilateral? I don't know, but he definitely meant it as an insult. Well, I shan't let him have his fun. I shall simply ignore him and get on with my sums. In fact, maybe he did that because he's jealous of my maths, and that he wants to feel superior. Yeah, that's it. I hold the upper ground here.
Hold on a second. "I'm good at maths, therefore he is wrong"? That doesn't sound right. If anything, that makes me sound big-headed. I really do wonder what pleasure he gets from saying stuff like that. I guess he's just mean. I don't like him.
I suppose that this leaves me
Smoke and mirrorsAllow me to outline a typical blog of mine:Smoke and mirrors in Personal More Like This
I begin by presenting a topic, and my generally predictable view on it; this involves an abundance of semicolons, rhetorical questions and the word 'society'. I attempt to argue from a neutral standpoint, though the first person remains dominant. Though conclusions are supposed to be assertive, mine end up being airy and wistful.
Were it not for fear of repetition, I probably would've written about racism, or our obsession about negativity, or perhaps the more expected 'What it's like to be a 17-year-old who still plays with Lego'. I'm conscious of the fact that this detached register gets tiring after a while – I hope that this one isn't so monotonous.
The topic of choice today is one on which my opinion used to be absolutely steadfast: smoking. I personally see it as a vile, entirely disadvantageous lifestyle, since what you are doing is spending money on killing yourself, slowly but steadily. In an age when the health risks have been un
Trophies, results, updates and opportunities First and foremost, thanks for all of the thought-provoking comments on Our Superficial Society. Man, some of you guys should write extended stuff more often. It's so wonderful being able to do whatever I want (in this case, simply letting off steam) and getting such a response! Please excuse some of my shorter replies - for lack of a better phrase, I ran out of material to talk aboutTrophies, results, updates and opportunities in Personal More Like This
A special mention goes to Cave-Shinobi, who then proceeded to draw something truly symbolic... well, I think it speaks better through imagery than words. Here's a rather attractive-looking Mature Content thumb.
In other news, here in the United Kingdom, today is Results Day! Students and Facebook statuses alike are bursting with university offers and general excitement. I've still got a year to go until I'm in their position, but in the meantime I'm quite happy with my
Reflections and PredictionsI'll start by talking about a topic we're all familiar with: technology.Reflections and Predictions in Personal More Like This
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm quite happy with technology these days. My computer does everything that I want it to do, at a pretty good speed; my Dad has a fancy camera, but more importantly, he lets me use it; then there's various other gadgets of the 21st century, like 3D TVs and smartphones, and they're all pretty awesome.
And yet, it is often the case that we look back into the past, at, say, my parents' generation. They didn't have the luxury of computers, their cameras relied on film instead of pixels, and things like 3D were unheard of. Compared to our current living standards today, it's easy to think that life was 'hard' back then - but they lived through it quite happily. Perhaps, while they were writing letters instead of texts, they felt grateful that they had a postage system at all. In fact, they probably felt the same way as I do now: "Wow, we have this fancy new stuff like trams. It must've
Dedicated to the TagThis journal in its entirety will be dedicated as per request to the Tag.Dedicated to the Tag in Personal More Like This
All hail the Tag, for he who answers the call of the Tag shall forever be enlightened. Nought shall doubt the supremity of the Tag, and all must obey the Tag's commandments. Thou shalt not say anything against the almighty Tag, for it is good and shall be passed on only to those worthy of the goodness that is the Tag.
And now, to sacrifice my part to the Tag, as given unto me by Shorjok.
The commandments dictated by the Tag are as follows:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs.
The Tag requests my answers to a series of deep meaningful questions!
1. If you had to pick only 3 things on a desert island, what would they be? No vehicles or means of escape. Just
Liquid nitrogen, Lego Mindstorms and lots of mudThose of you who read my last journal will know that I've spent the last week at some kind of 'maths-y physics-y engineering-y type thing' called Headstart, which frankly I had no idea about either. What follows is a sort of diary about the course – just so you know, halfway through I stopped caring about how long it was getting, since there's simply too much I wanted to talk about!Liquid nitrogen, Lego Mindstorms and lots of mud in Personal More Like This
My parents and I arrived in Cambridge with two hours to kill. The first thing that struck me was the sheer number of bicycles flitting around; with the narrow roads, flat topography and student population, bicycles are the signature mode of transport here. A few tourist photos later, I was left on my own at Jesus College, waiting for the course to begin.
Naturally, everyone was keen to be early for the initial assembly of the group. The thirty-or-so of us gathered around the entrance without a word, until one boy broke the ice with the line "So… awkward silence it is, then." Slowly
Roses are grey, violets are also grey...What I am about to share with you is perhaps the most universally interesting conversation topic that I have to offer: my red-green colour blindness. I've only just realised that 'colour blind' is two words, thanks to a Wikipedia article being open in the next tab. My life so far has been a lie.Roses are grey, violets are also grey... in Personal More Like This
I'll start by dispelling a misconception: not all colour blind people see in black and white. (Admittedly my misleading title isn't helping the cause.) This is only the case for very very few people, and so far I haven't met anyone with monochrome vision. The truth is that the majority of colour blind people simply have difficulties telling the difference between some (but not all) colours.
Right, onto the interesting part! The subtitle is doubly suitable here, since the term 'red-green colour blindness' does not just mean red and green. Makes it even more difficult to explain, huh? Speaking from my own experience, there's very
The story of Captain AnalseedIt was a dark and stormy fuck--the massive couple were screwing on the Statue of Liberty during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.The story of Captain Analseed in Personal More Like This
Fuck fuck it was so nasty, there was shit leaking out her ass while his squeaky pucky puck pucker FUCK!!!!!
Cum cum cum he just fucking came on her CLIT. Fucking Clitorises.
He threw her off and tits fell from his cock after Donkey Kong flicked his nipples to his mother's dead dog.
Penises were sacrificed during Ronald McFuckingGoddamnDonald's inauguration speech. His death was in vain when his titty tit tits rotted on blue waffle Saturday 46 only on Sundays at 10:00 P.M Central.
Fuck you God, you made us horny you fuck.
If fucking our mom is wrong, then why is she a slut? Fuck cougars and cheetahs.
Cougars and trannies and futas, oh my. It's off to see the Wizz-ard, the pissy wizard of Ooz, he pees in women's mouths and twiddles their clits when he shits on his infant's nose. The fucking end.
You know what I hate? BoyfriendsThe boyfriend of a girl that is so overprotective that he won't even let you speak to her. Y'all know where I'm coming from with this, ja? I'm certain you do.You know what I hate? Boyfriends in Personal More Like This
Anyways, you know when you go to talk to a friend of yours that happens to be a girl, and then her bf comes along and says "Get away from my girl! She's mine!"
Well, I hate those pricks that are so overprotective and obsessed with "their girl." I wish y'all luck in the breakup.
Unofficial Anti-RolePlay GroupGreetings, piglets. I've an announcement to make in regard to a certain activity that has become somewhat of an epidemic as of late...Unofficial Anti-RolePlay Group in Personal More Like This
Character role plays have become cliche, banal and overused. I don't mind a little RP with someone; however, when people constantly beg to do sex RPs with imaginary, fictional characters...unh.
It has gotten old, in a manner of speaking. I've oftentimes had people harass me via notes asking me "Where are you at?" and "Wanna continue?"
Despite I've said no the first fifty times, they remain tenacious and proceed in pestering me. It arouses my aggravation.
This "group," if you may, is simply going to be a small organization that boycotts these particular sex role plays with your characters.
I'm not saying quit altogether, but just...keep it to a minimum.
MetalDaaamn...so I was able to go to my dad's earlier. He played Dead Space for a little bit and then handed the controller over to me. While I was going through, he pulls out his electric guitar to test out his Marshall amplifier to make sure it worked properly. He tested it by playing "Mouth For War" by Pantera, "Gears of War" by Megadeth and "Raining Blood" by Slayer...holy fucking Shit, he can fucking play those songs like, 100% dead-on!! o.o Omg, he's like a friggin' metal god himself with the guitar...Metal in Personal More Like This
Obscure atrocityI am awake. Beat Nel up with the Triforce.Obscure atrocity in Personal More Like This
Paint Tool SAISee the image above? I drew that with paint tool SAI. I know a ton of y'all have got it now; however, if you have no access to it, I can provide it to you via skype.Paint Tool SAI in Personal More Like This
I will deliver to you the free, full version of SAI; no registration required and all that.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with paint tool SAI, it's a user-friendly paint program that allows one to fluently draw at his own pleasure. It has a huge palette of colours, multiple brushes, pens and densities, etc...
If you're interested, holler at me.
More weird skype conversations[6/27/2012 1:16:00 AM] Kane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RPeINMYs-sMore weird skype conversations in Personal More Like This
[6/27/2012 1:16:59 AM] christian smith: haha
[6/27/2012 1:17:16 AM] Kane: only Carmine would be dumb enough to bathe with shoes on
[6/27/2012 1:17:19 AM] Kane: Let alone pants.
[6/27/2012 1:17:40 AM] christian smith: yeah
[6/27/2012 1:39:03 AM] christian smith: lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJm4f2wjiDY train fail
[6/27/2012 1:40:50 AM] Kane: That is sooo Metal Gear Rex on that train
[6/27/2012 1:41:08 AM] christian smith: yeah
[6/27/2012 1:48:27 AM] christian smith: the new gta is set in san andreas
[6/27/2012 1:49:05 AM] Kane: ugh
[6/27/2012 1:49:20 AM] Kane: so you play as a black Russian Italian?
[6/27/2012 1:50:06 AM] christian smith: i think you play as an italian jew necromorph chimera
[6/27/2012 1:50:16 AM] Kane: ah okay.
Daddy is fun to talk with, lol..
Let's go on a diet togetherSee Shadow up there? Flat belly, ja.Let's go on a diet together in Personal More Like This
Anyways, allow me to explain to you all a very effective weight loss routine.
You're tired of looking at your belly in the mirror; it's jiggly, round, ugly...at least, that is what one would think of himself.
How would you go about losing this weight as quick as possible? Well there's always some way--
Eat less and exercise more.
Oh, haven't we heard that a few thousand times? Ja.
Let's see if we can work something out of that...How about we cut down 500 calories a day in what we consume? How about we drink eight cups of water throughout the day? And how about we throw away the sugary cereals and treats in the cabinets?
That sounds like a lovely idea.
If you cut down 500 calories per day, that's 3500 calories a week. Thirty-five hundred calories = 1 pound of fat
Drinking 64 fluid ounces of water a day will help raise metabolism, as well as the consumption of foods such as lean meats, green leafy vegetables, steel cut oats
Sonic Fan Charactershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wGPwhrREZU Skip to 6:30 on the video to learn the horrific truth about characters based on Sonic the Hedgehog.Sonic Fan Characters in Personal More Like This
Strange Skype conversation?[10:14:10 PM] christian smith: did you get that message ?Strange Skype conversation? in Personal More Like This
[10:14:19 PM] Kane: yes?
[10:14:30 PM] christian smith: the crazy body builder lady
[10:14:56 PM] Kane: no?
[10:15:03 PM] Kane: that sounds unsettling.
[10:16:14 PM] christian smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okR_dPOc0X4
[10:17:02 PM] Kane: o_o
[10:17:09 PM] Kane: That is one scary lady.
[10:17:15 PM] christian smith: lol
[10:17:23 PM] Kane: I am afraid.
[10:17:30 PM] christian smith: watch how she makes it
[10:18:03 PM] Kane: her arms are bigger than mine.
[10:18:26 PM] christian smith: i dont think she cooks much. just drinks protien shakes all day
[10:18:47 PM] christian smith: those are mike tyson arms
[10:18:49 PM] Kane: those veiny arms
[10:20:29 PM] Kane: I feel as if I'm watching a video with this girl who photoshop'd her head onto a muscular body.
[10:20:48 PM] christian smith: i know
[10:22:36 PM] christian smith: brutis scared
[10:23:38 PM] christian smith: body builders eat the worst shit ever
[10:24:12 PM] chri
Another Contest!With our first contest finished, I think this club is starting to get back into the swing of things. With the winner away on "I don't want to do every part of this myself" leave, Katze316 has been given the opportunity to choose the next contest. His choice follows, in his own words.Another Contest! in Personal More Like This
"Sci-Fi vehicles. Not necessarily real ones, like X-Wings and DeLoreans, they can come from your imagination. Some examples would be flying cars, spaceships, mecha, and all other funky-lookin' forms of transport. That should be interesting, provided we get more applications this time
I WANT YOU
TO BUILD SOMETHING!"
Same rules apply as last time: It must be built out of only Lego bricks and Lego products. (eg. stickers made by Lego are not bricks, but they're okay. Stickers, or anything else, not made by Lego are not okay.)
As before, please submit your creation as a note with a link to it. If you have any questions, please ask away.
Half-Way Point ReminderOkay, it's actually a bit past the halfway point for accepting entries, but it's close.Half-Way Point Reminder in Personal More Like This
We've got some great entries so far, and with only 10 more days until voting starts on the 25th, I wanted to remind everyone.
Entries must be in by August 25th.
Entries must be built out of actual Lego bricks, not in LDD. (sorry)
The subject is 'Sci Fi Vehicles'.
Submit your entries to the Club in the form of a note with a link to the Deviation. The note should say "Contest Entry" or some such in the subject line.
Please don't submit your contest entry to the Club's gallery, at least until after the contest finishes. It spoils the surprise.
As always, have fun!
If anyone has any questions, I'll be glad to answer.
Playing Well since 1995,
Dave 'Taggerung1' D.
April Buinding Contests!Time to kick off the building contests for this month! Hopefully we'll have more entries this time than last month. We've got some interesting subjects to work on, but not a lot of time to work in due to delays and such. So no more waiting, let's get building!April Buinding Contests! in Personal More Like This
First up, the main contest, as chosen by :icontaggerung1: !
Build a vehicle of any type, (helicopter, airplane, car, boat, etc.) the only requirement being that it be able to have two minifigures seated side-by-side.
And the Lego Digital Designer Contest, as chosen by :icondinshino: !
Create a character out of Bionicle and/or Hero Factory parts that fits the idea of "Zombionicle"
(hopefully I understood dinshino's idea correctly.)
Rules as follows, to hopefully avoid any confusion.
1: The entry must follow all of the LegoFanClub's standing rules, which can be found on our main page.
2: The entry must be something new, something you've built for this contest.
3: The subm
Finally a New Contest!Alright, I'm a few days late because I forgot and stuff. I had to take out the trash.. That excuse usually works, right? A dog ate it? ...Anyway, it's about time we got things moving again with a new contest. Also, I've made a few revisions to the rules, going on the basis of "Ehh, why not?", just to make things easier for everyone.Finally a New Contest! in Personal More Like This
At the end of the last contest, we came to a little decision to change the rules a tad, in order to hopefully increase the number of entries and generally just make things easier. We will now be combining the two contests, Brick-Built and LDD, into one, meaning you can use LDD or any other virtual building program, provided it is owned by the Lego Company.
As the winner of the previous contest, :icondinshino: has chosen for this month's subject... "Build a movie/videogame/TV show monster. anything from cookie monster to xenomorphs." What will you make? A Koopa-Troopa from Super Mario Bros? The Balrog fro
CONTEST! Whoooo!It's time to announce the subject of the July 2012 LegoFanClub Building Contest! A lot of people seem to be interested in the idea of building a scene or scenario, which inspired me to bring the return of the contest that introduced me to this awesome group in the first place: Lego Movie Scenes!CONTEST! Whoooo! in Deviant Events More Like This
A lot of people had other great ideas too, so I'm going to hang onto those for future contests.
So, movie scenes! Everybody's seen a good movie or two, and even if they haven't, there are some scenes you just have to know anyway. If all else fails, The Wizard of Oz. So, everyone should be able to take part in this. First, let's set some important rules. The rules in blue apply to all contests, and the rules in red apply to this contest in particular.
It has to be made out of Lego bricks: No off-brands allowed.
It cannot be glued, painted, stickered, or otherwise modified using non-Lego means.
Contest Begins!The LegoFanClub Movie Scene Contest opens today! The rules are going to be pretty much the same as they always have been, but just in case, here they are again. The rules in blue apply to all contests, and the rules in red apply to this contest in particular.Contest Begins! in Personal More Like This
It has to be made out of Lego bricks: No off-brands allowed.
It cannot be glued, painted, stickered, or otherwise modified using non-Lego means.
It must be built for real: Computer programs like LDD don't count.
The entry must be sent to the club via a link in a note, and *not* in a comment.
The scene must contain at least one minifigure that looks like the character from the movie it represents. (eg. It wouldn't work to have a Santa Claus minifig playing Klaatu in "The Day The Earth Stood Still")
The Deviation must include the movie's title and a caption from the scene, either in the artist's comments or name. (eg. "You mu
E3 2012 FAILThis isn't a personal opinion, it's a fact. I was watching Nintendo 3DS Livestream and there was a chat feature. No one message stayed on the screen for half a second o-o No joke that thing was PACKED with commentators! There was English spanish and Japanese ^^ Everyone was fussing about the same thing I pretty much have been. All of their "releases" are things we've already known about and (my personal favorite comment) "Sony has brainwashed Nintendo". Nothing good was released or explained and the lag was a biatch. So all hope for anything interesting this year wentE3 2012 FAIL in Personal More Like This
Soooo many Mario and Pokemon games, gods! I mean, they are great franchises, but we have so many of them, do we really need anymore? A lot of people on chat wanted Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem and F-Zero. Oops, and Smash Bros of course. Regardless, we will have to make do with this and hang tight for another year and continue our otaku lives sneaking out what little info we can.
Speaking of sneak, loo
31 Days of Zero Suit SamusM3tr0idgrl Has asked me to share this link :3 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/147551843/the-31-days-of-zero-suit-samus-hardcover-collectio?ref=live It's a fan made book called 31 days of zero suit samus and i was wondering if anyone else is interested in buying it.... theyre still in the donation process though but with everyones help i think it can be done and they only have 11 days from today left31 Days of Zero Suit Samus in Personal More Like This
METROID CAMEO ON HOUSE!!!!OMGIZZLE!!!! Here I am finishing up an art trade and am watching House, like I always do on Wednesdays. I look up and laugh cause I see House playing on a Gameboy Advanced SP and what do I see??? I see Samus kicking ass in Brinstar!!! Zero Mission was on House! He morph balled into a Chozo Statue! x3 To be fair it was the first one... but still!!! :iconveryexcitedplz: My Mama is laughing at me... Weeee~METROID CAMEO ON HOUSE!!!! in Personal More Like This
E3 2012 NintendoSo here I am sitting on my couch watching the president of NoA wrap things up. I am a mad little fangirl "Oh I can't wait for Zelda Wii U!" "Retro is coming out with a Prime 4 for Wii U!" and other rumors I hoped to put to end. Well.... Nothing. As a girl who has just watched the one hour production, I am disappoint.E3 2012 Nintendo in Personal More Like This
I am a member of Club Nintendo so I get the emails of goody news. Sunday Iwata hosted a 30min video displaying what the Wii U can do (tada http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct;jsessionid=FD63CE89EB1947847C2BE98CDAC5A657 ). Besides that the Nintendo community has been bursting with Wii U details so it is actually rather normal to understand what the Wii U is capable of (the only thing I learned was that there was a ZR and ZL). But it is normal that they start out with the controls.
It began though with an adorable skit of Miamoto leaving his dressing room with a Pikmin in his pocket and I must say, even though I haven't finished the first Pi
Metroid DebateGather round, another debate is going under way. A random one... but one none the less! So I have wasted literally 3 hours looking at random things on Wikitroid (Wikepedia site for Metroid) and my eyes are FRIED. However, I have come upon one thing that rather urks me. Note, this shall be a multi-topic debate. Remember the rules about debate around here!!! Be NICE and RESPECT others opinions or be BANNED. I state that rule on the homepage and you accepted it when you joined. I'm strict about respecting my membersMetroid Debate in Personal More Like This
Anyway, topics I wish to address:
-Metroid 1.5 and Dread
I hated them with a passion when I played my first Metroid game (MP1). I hated them so much, and ironically, my boyfriend called me one -.-" Later, I came to know Squee (what I named the baby) and love and adore their cute ways and laugh manically when I play Brawl or MP1 and my minions devour the energy of my enemies.
That page on M
Read the rules(or no more nice Admins).Seriously everyone, Please read up on our rules and standards before submitting. Us admins are getting really tired of having to deny MOCs that are obviously crap, then having to explain that we have quality standards. Its not complicated you guys, read, be thorough, and if you have a question, ask us. Don't just join and start adding your crap. To old members who've been able to get MOCs in, please do your best to give advice to newer, younger, or less skilled MOCers. To the newer members who are having difficulty getting things approved, you need to realize there's a reason for this. We're not trying to be mean and simply say you suck, and discourage you, we're trying to encourage you to hone your skills as a MOCer. If you don't succeed the first time, then view it as a challenge. We don't grow as artists if we don't challenge ourselves. Our Goal isn't to turn people away, everyone is welcome here to appreciate bionicle MOC art and be a community. If you want to submit MOCs, you shouRead the rules(or no more nice Admins). in Personal More Like This
On the topic of purismRahiden reporting for duty.On the topic of purism in Personal More Like This
A purist, in the MOCing community, is someone who does not modify his pieces in any way, be it with painting, cutting or using external components such as cloths or string. The purist essentially uses pieces exactly as they are provided by Lego.
Naturally, the topic of purism is a difficult one for us BML admins; much like the BML Standard, it's a question that has no definitive answer. And so, we’d like to ask for your input on the matter, with some discussion (and shameless self-advertising) from the four of us as well.
Letters in bold indicate that I’m paraphrasing one of the admins, i.e Shorjok, Alex-Darkrai, 3rdeye88 and, of course, Rahiden.
R Let’s start with painting, shall we? I’ve seen painting done for a variety of reasons and to a wide range of quality;
The BML Standard:iconmaplemaster: reporting for duty. I'm starting to become known for my longer-than-ideal journals, but this one's important!The BML Standard in Personal More Like This
If you look on the BML profile page, you'll see that we've updated the box on the top-left; it now contains The Rules, as before, and an addition of mine titled 'The BML Standard'. I've pasted it below for convenience.
Anyway, we've found that a lot of potential MOCers come to us in search of advice for improvement (so long as they don't storm off in a fit of rage, that is). There might also be the chance that there are people who want help, but aren't willing to openly ask for it. We've always known that it's hard to describe what exactly makes 'a good MOC', so, with contributions from the other admins, I've done my best to make a list of factors which we find important.
Comments, thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
The BML Standard
Here at the BionicleMOCers’L
Hammering the point home (again).Bear with me; this kind of message is getting repetitive, especially for us admins. However, it must be restated:Hammering the point home (again). in Personal More Like This
The BionicleMOCers'League is not going to lower its admission standard.
As always, there are people whose MOCs get turned away due to them not meeting our quality requirements, and inevitably a lot of these people will be disappointed. Angry, in fact. Each time we give them the same message: that this group was founded to filter out those MOCs which are deemed 'bad', and that if it were any different, it would simply join the growing crowd of we-accept-anything groups.
Allow me to present the following analogy:
You are in a shop. There is something that you want to buy, but you don't have enough money for it; the guy behind the counter isn't going to give you a discount due to company policy. Of course, you can cry, beg and fling insults at him, but nothing will be achieved. You now have three options:
- Accept that you can't pay for it, go home, make a sandwich or s
Hapeh burfdeh ter 1 uf R adminzIts :iconshorjok:'s Birthday today and everyone should know about it. Tom's been doing a great job in the BML since becoming an admin, plus he's a good friend of mine. Tom is just all around an awesome guy so go show him someHapeh burfdeh ter 1 uf R adminz in Personal More Like This
Things I learned at: The Industry Workshops 2014Holy shit amazeballs... this past weekend....Things I learned at: The Industry Workshops 2014 in Personal More Like This
But let me start of by shortly telling you what the industry workshops actually were.
(The artwork in this journal are from some of the lecturers.)
What is: #IW_14?
The Industry workshops took place last weekend August 29 to 31 2014, at 2 venues both located at Hoxton Square, London United Kingdom.
It was organized and hosted by a group of industry professionals in the fields of concept art, matte painting and illustration in film, games and freelance.
Let me name the people that profited the lectures and demo's from 10 in the morning to 8 in the evening, ending with a 1+ hour QA session as seen on the picture below.
(Not in the same order as the picture)
Alex Brady, Alex Heath, Alex Negea, Andrei Riabovitchev, Björn Hurri, Dave Neale, emrah elmasli, Jama Djurabeav, Jon McCoy, Jonas De Ro, Kan Muftic, Levi Peterffy, Mark tompkins, Nadia Mogile
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training. in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Avoid getting ripped off by a client.As a freelancer most of your business takes place online, which makes it really easyAvoid getting ripped off by a client. in Personal More Like This
for people to rip you off. How many times have we seen the following scenario's:
1- Someone offers a descent payment for your artwork but wants you to do an art-test first.
after the art-test you're being told you're not good enough. Later you find out that other people
got to do different art-test topics and also weren't good enough. The client clearly ripped people off to get free artwork.
2- Someone offers good money for your artwork. The sketch gets approved so you continue working. Right when it's done the total image suddenly becomes a great disappointment and the client ends up not paying you.
These were just 2 examples of situations that happen a lot to freelancers. There are many more like it.
How to detect if a client is a bit fishy...
Does their email address look professional? Some legit people may use their Gmail address, with their real name or nickname, those are questionabl
The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly.Let me start off with telling you what motivation is and why you need it.The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly. in Personal More Like This
A motivation is a reason behind doing something a certain way to work yourself up to a certain goal. Just having a goal but no understanding of how to get there, means you have no way to motivate yourself and your goal will be hard to reach.
Therefore motivation is needed desperately in order to become truly good at something.
The motivation to eat is the feeling for hunger and the end goal of ending the hunger and feeling healthy and energized. This type of motivation is a feeling.
Which brings me to: Intrinsic motivation and Extrinsic motivation.
Intrinsic motivation: Is a drive that comes from within the person itself. It's a self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges to see how far you can reach to observe and to gain knowledge. This person can enjoy the struggle towards a goal absent the reward.
Extrinsic motivation: This is a motivatio
Insidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners AnnouncementInsidiousInsidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners Announcement in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
We challenged you to add a shadowy twist to a 'normal' daily experience, and you responded with some absolutely terrifying entries! Director James Wan was so impressed that he kept going back and forth trying to determine a winner because the entries were THAT good! However, he did complete his difficult task and the winners are now in
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners! in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestScribblenauts Unmasked Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
The Case For HateI think in this day and age, there is not enough hatred. I feel that through the many years I've lived, kids are being taught not to hate, not to fight back, and not to stand out from the crowd, but to merge into the abyss of conformity. Hatred is a natural emotion, a strong emotion yes, but a very necessary thing. It seems that the society we live in wants to extinguish hate, saying how bad it is that people hate things, or people. I feel that a negative outlook is being looked down upon, and that only optimism is the way to go (which is incredibly foolish.) Hate is an essential element to a person, if you learn to hate and learn to love, you are able to think clearly and efficiently. Removing one or the other is a broken attempt at "sterilizing" people. This is my case for the essential need for hatred.The Case For Hate in Personal More Like This
The movie Equilibrium brings quite a true perception on an emotionless, thoughtless society. But in the end, one person is going to snap, and many are going to snap in that wake
experiments into realmsgot my GEDexperiments into realms in Personal More Like This
now i got time to experiment with who i am.
Send me some mocs.I need some more practice with photoshop. Send me some mocs and I'll 'edit' them.Send me some mocs. in Personal More Like This
Note the pictures have to be decent in quality for me to make it work.