Tutorial Tuesday: PortfoliosSo you want to be a professional artist, and you have an opportunity to show off your art to an editor, or art director. But you have to put together a portfolio. First impressions count, so you have to make sure you do this right if you want to be taken seriously. And you're friend Shono is here to help!Tutorial Tuesday: Portfolios in Personal More Like This
The key is professionalism. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to look like you take this seriously. When I first started out my art sucked... really really bad... but I conducted myself very professionally, and presented my art professionally. So even though my art was terrible, and I was not going to be hired, the editors and publishers I talked to treated me with respect and took me seriously, as they could tell I took it seriously. In fact many many times an editor, after critiquing my art and telling me why it sucks, commented about how I presented my work.. This was often followed by him giving me his card. Even thou
No Excuses: "I never get feedback"Hmmm This is a tough one. I see the dilemma. You pour your heart into something and post it out there for the world to see, and you wait eagerly for feedback. Something....anything! Even if you get a "You suck, go home" you'll know where you stand, but you get NOTHING? How are you supposed to move forward from that? Why should you move forward, no ones paying attention or reading it? That's the whole point isn't it? To create something and let the world read it and enjoy it. If no one is doing that, then we might as well quit. Right?No Excuses: "I never get feedback" in Personal More Like This
Why do you ask me these silly questions? You know I'm going to say "no, never quit." But lets talk about this.
You can't take what people say, or don't say to you as an indicator of whether you should keep going. If that was the case I would have quit this blog a long time ago, because it NEVER EVER EVER gets comments on it. Honestly I only know of one person who reads this blog. (some of you might be reading this
No Excuses: I don't wanna be a professionalWELL YOU SHOULD! EVERYONE SHOULD! YOU'RE STUPID IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE!No Excuses: I don't wanna be a professional in Personal More Like This
haha oh man, can you imagine if that was really my response? All of you would stop following me immediately....
Seriously though the question isn't "Do you want to be a full time, professional comic creator?" The question is "Do you want to make comics?" If your answer is yes, then the fact you don't want to be a professional is irrelevant.
This is a tough excuse, because it boarders on the only legitimate excuse out there. If you have been reading this for a while you know what it is. If you're new, the only legitimate excuse is "I don't want to." And really that's not an excuse as much as a reason. It's the reason I don't play basketball or practice medicine. I just don't want to do it. I never will either and I'm okay with that because I won't be achieving a goal that I don't have... so it sort of works out. The difference is, this excuse was told to me by someone who didn't want to make comics their
No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's blockFirst of all... What the crap is artist or writer's block? I mean, I understand what it is, but how do you get it? How do you run out of things to say, or draw?No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's block in Personal More Like This
From now on, I'm going to refer to this as artist's block as most of the excuses I hear are about art. But they apply to writer's block as well. (i just don't want to keep writing "Artists or writer's block")
So let me get this straight you want to draw something, but you don't know what to draw, so you're going to just draw nothing.... That makes no sense. It's like saying "I'm really hungry, but i don't know what I want to eat, so I'm just not going to eat anything." That doesn't happen. What happens is you say "I'm really hungry, I don't know what I want to eat, so I'll eat anything I can find." And that's how you have to approach your drawing.
If you want to draw, but you don't know what you want to draw, then draw ANYTHING. It doesn't matter what, just anything you can find. I know exactly what your thinking right n
Tutorial Tuesday: PosesDrawing poses sometimes is a very difficult thing to do. Sure, drawing someone standing straight up and down perfectly lined up with the "camera" isn't that tough. But what if we wanted to turn them, or put them in a dynamic pose? How the crap do we do that?Tutorial Tuesday: Poses in Personal More Like This
Well first things first, you need to know how the human body works. So if your reading this and you don't have any concept of human proportions, or how the body moves, then that's the first thing you need to do. Go look at people. Draw real life people, not manga, or comic book people as they're exaggerated. Draw real life people so you know what comic and manga artists are exaggerating. Figure out how their body works and moves. That's going to make the next part make alot easier.
Okay. So now we have basic understanding of human proportions, and how the human body moves. How the hell do we draw them in a specific pose? Well it's simple my friends. The key to drawing human poses is the stick figure!
No Excuses: Its more work than I expectedI Everyone! I know its been a while since I've done this, but let's just jump right in shall we?No Excuses: Its more work than I expected in Personal More Like This
"It's more work than I expected....I just want it to be done now." Well then your left with two options at this point: quit, or work harder to get it done. If you're answer is quit it isn't an excuse as much as a declaration that you're lazy and don't want to work hard to achieve your dreams. If your "excuse" for not making comics is "this is more work than i expected" You're saying you just want it to magically appear, or be handed to you. I have bad news. Magic isn't real and if anyone had that success to hand to you, they're going to keep it for themselves because they worked their ass off for it.
And that's the point. It's a shit ton of work to succeed at your dreams. This goes for anything you want to do in life. There are no short cuts, there are no fast tracks. It's just you and continuous, endless work, and it's more work than you expect to do... way wa
No Excuses: I'll Never Be Good EnoughNot with that attitude you won't. And in this line of work attitude is everything.No Excuses: I'll Never Be Good Enough in Personal More Like This
I'm serious, in a line of work in which no one is born able to do, your attitude will determine how successful you are. Naturally your attitude alone doesn't make you a good artist, nor does your attitude solely make you a success. But your attitude will influence your determination. Your determination will influence your work ethic. Your work ethic will determine you how well you draw (or write, or whatever you're trying to do.) How well you draw will determine how successful you are. So when you go in saying "I'll never be good enough." you pull the rug out from under that tower of success and purposely sabotage yourself. That is unacceptable, and you know the saying here. We don't make excuses, we make comics.
So lets go back to the beginning where I said "...in a line of work in which no one's born able to do..." What does that mean? Well it's simple. We, as human beings, are born with our bo
No Excuses: "I might fail"This is the second worse excuse I've ever heard. First being "I don't have the right software."No Excuses: "I might fail" in Personal More Like This
Why is this this such a terrible excuse? Because there is no "might". You will fail! Now wait a second, give me a minute to explain before you go jumping out a window.
Just like past posts, I'm assuming that if you're reading this, its because you're an aspiring artist or creator who's looking for the inspiration to pursue your dreams. That being the case you probably have little to no experience in the comic industry. And if that is the case I guarantee you'll fail..... at first.
What you have to keep in mind is that you're new at this. Everyone, EVERYONE, fails the first time they do ANYTHING. I really cant emphasize this enough. Have you ever seen a baby speak perfectly their first attempt? Or perhaps a baby get up
Commissions Delays. FYIHey guys, I just wanted to let you know commission completion is going to be a little slow for the next couple months.Commissions Delays. FYI in Personal More Like This
I was just hired to do 2 issues of a classic comic book. I'm waiting to hear back from the editor to see if I'm allowed to announce to you guys what I'm working on, but I'm really stoked to be doing these comics! Unfortunately though the deadlines aren't intense, (AKA i won't have to deprive myself of sleep), they do take priority, So I'll be working on commissions in whatever down time i have, and as a result production will be slow.
I hope everyone understands that this is an opportunity I couldn't pass up, and why your commission have to take a back seat.
But don't worry, I always complete commissions, even if they do take some time. So please be patient with me... or maybe invent a more hours in the day where I don't have to sleep, that way i can get more done. Either would be appreciated!
Thanks guys I appreciate your un
What Lurks Behind Wil WheatonWatch depthRADIUSWhat Lurks Behind Wil Wheaton in Art Features More Like This
What Lurks BehindWil Wheaton
What's Behind Wil Wheaton? That’s what he’d like to know.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
He could just turn around but he’s asking his army of twitter followers to photoshop the hell out of whatever it is that's on the green screen directly behind him. What an opportunity, deviants
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animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
FKJSALHFAKS KATAWA-SHOUJOKatawa-Shoujo is FINALLY OUTFKJSALHFAKS KATAWA-SHOUJO in Personal More Like This
Downloading downloading downloading
Playing playing playing
I'm loving the improved music so far ;u;
Remember the "secret" or "confidential" animation I kept mentioning months ago?
Well, play Katawa-Shoujo and see them all for yourself.
Four Leaf Studio posted the opening: http://youtu.be/4zAX0g6Drag
Now that it's finally out, I updated the names of a few deviations/folders.
A big congratulations to Four Leaf Studio for finishing a 5-year long project!!!
Old Commission Page (2012)NEW COMMISSION PAGE:Old Commission Page (2012) in Personal More Like This
Previously Finished Commissions:
Note me if you're interested!
-25 USD (per character) for uncolored drawing (any views)
-30 USD (per character) for chibi, headshot, or half-body views
-40 USD (per character) for more than half-body to full-body views
-50 USD (per character) for detailed character in any view
-Additional characters are priced the same as above
(I'll have to judge whether a commission belongs to which price range)
I can do the following:
-Personal (anime style) artworks of original/fanart character(s)
-Nudity / Echhi (Any gender)
However, I can NOT do the following:
-Painting coloring style
OBJECT-TAN CONTEST - FINAL ROUNDROUND 2 OF :iconmikeinel-fanclub:'S OBJECT-TAN CONTEST IS OVEROBJECT-TAN CONTEST - FINAL ROUND in Personal More Like This
IT'S TIME FOR THE FINAL ROUND
Click here for the gallery of entries.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROUND 2 WINNERS!
It all started with 116 entries, then 24, and now 9 entries. This is it people, the final poll of the contest! Only 3 of these wonderful and most voted entries are going to be the winners of the contest!
Who among them will get the prizes? IT'S UP TO YOU ALL!!!
Important information taken from the previous journals. http://fav.me/d5ctdza http://fav.me/d5bzkhj
Round 1: (August 21 - August 27)
-12 polls, 9-10 entries per poll. (a total of 117 entries)
-2 of the highest voted entries will win and go to the next round!
Round 2: (August 28 - September 3)
-3 polls, 8 entries per poll. (a total of 24 previous winners)
-3 of the highest voted entries will win and go to the final round!
Final Round: (Septembe
OBJECT-TAN CONTEST ROUND 2ROUND 1 OF :iconmikeinel-fanclub:'S OBJECT-TAN CONTEST IS OVEROBJECT-TAN CONTEST ROUND 2 in Personal More Like This
Click here for the gallery of entries.
Thank you everyone for voting and participating in round 1 of this wonderful contest!
From 116 entries, 24 will go forth and stand in round 2!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROUND 1 WINNERS!
The sad news is: one of the entries in Round 1 Poll A have been forfeited by the artist herself. Our deepest apologies to those who voted. But the good news is: the next entry in line as top voted is also her work, and have gone to round 2 as well!!!
Important information taken from the previous journal:
Round 1: (August 21 - August 27)
-12 polls, 9-10 entries per poll. (a total of 117 entries)
-2 of the highest voted entries will win and go to the next round!
Round 2: (August 28 - September 3)
-3 polls, 8 entries per poll. (a total of 24 previous winners)
-3 of the hi
OBJECT-TAN CONTEST IS DONE. LET THE JUDGING BEGIN!OBJECT-TAN CONTEST OF THE :iconmikeinel-fanclub: IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.OBJECT-TAN CONTEST IS DONE. LET THE JUDGING BEGIN! in Personal More Like This
Thank you for participating in this great contest! We sure hope everyone had fun!
Click here for the gallery of entries.
With a total of 117 amazing submissions, it's now ready for judging!
So who will judge the contest?
Oh, no no no, not us.
EVERYONE CAN BE THE JUDGES!
Sounds great, but how does it work?
All of the submissions will go through a tournament style poll:
Multiple polls will be posted in Mikeinel's DeviantArt account, and everyone is welcome to vote. Entries with the highest votes will go through another poll to be judged again for another round. One last final poll will be held after that to declare the top 3 winning entries!
Each round will be given one week for voting.
Round 1: (August 21 - August 27)
-12 polls, 9-10 entries per poll. (a total of 117
Magi StatisticsMagi StatisticsMagi Statistics in Personal More Like This
A complete list of all accepted + registered Magi, a link to their ref, their selected element, their Aurora total, and any other information. The colored bullets represent powers bought from the Aurora Shop.
-Can heal any injury
-Prevents Mahou Shoujo from becoming witches
-Cannot be harmed
-Can rewrite the Universe
Up to Date Aurora List
(Please refer to the above link for the actual amount of aurora for each magi, use Ctrl/Command +F to find y
STEPS TO JOINING ANIMA SOLUSStep by step instructions to applying for Anima SolusSTEPS TO JOINING ANIMA SOLUS in Personal More Like This
BIG NOTE: This group DOES have an art standard!
Please read more about it HERE!
You must be at intermediate level or above to be accepted! Not sure? Check out our gallery, and look for at all the images and think of an average skill level. You should be there. The reason you shouldn't be the minimum is because the art standard is slowly raising and we will no longer accept those not experienced in digital art!
Not sure and don't want to start an app unless you know if you're qualified or not? Note the group, the founder, or either of the cofounders.
Couple other things you should know about the group:
- This is a HIGH ACTIVITY GROUP! What does that mean? There is ALWAYS a TON of stuff going on. At least 2 or 3 events running at the same time, as well as the passive events that you can
Aurora ShopAll about AuroraAurora Shop in Personal More Like This
Aurora is the energy Magi collect from defeating Forlorn Souls.
Aurora can be obtained by participating in events.
You can use Aurora and buy ranked powers for your Magi, or works from other members (feature coming soon). The powers rewarded to your Magi are based of off his/her wish.
More things can be bought with Aurora as time goes on.
Special Abilities that you can buy for your Magi that will allow them to use a special power (Ex; Sayaka's quick-recovery ability.) To buy a rank you must have all the ranks below it. (So you cannot buy Rank 5 without first having Rank 6.)
These powers are based on your Magi's wish. The stars are what will be shown at which rank on the Magi list.
YOU do not get to choose the power. The ADMINS chose the power for you once you buy it. It's to keep powers equal with ranks.
Special Ability Rank 6 - 500 Aurora
Outside Magi DutiesLife Outside Magi DutiesOutside Magi Duties in Personal More Like This
... There's a life outside fighting Forlorn?!
Yes, there is a life outside being a Magi! And there are actually a lot of things your Magi does. Your Magi may 1. Goes to school/university 2. Have a job 3. Live in a house 4. Do things in their free time. Wow!
And yes, the Magi do know who the other Magi are if they have encountered them before. They're not dumb. This isn't like Tokyo Mew Mew where the main character can put a clip in her hair and no one recognizes her.
The school and University in Anima Solus run by the American school system. As in, Elementary School (Grades 1-6), Intermediate school (Grades 7-8), and High School (Grades 9-12).
Elementary School has no Uniform.
Grades 7-10 wear the Underclassman Uniform.
Grades 11-12 wear the Upperclassman Uniform.
The Uniforms are as follows:
Drawn by the lovely Mifuu !
Though Underclassman cannot wear Upperclassman Uniforms and vice-versa, they
Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions in Personal More Like This
Q. Can I make a 2nd character?
A. Meet the requirements and you may.
Q. I don't think my art is good enough. Can you guys tell me if I might qualify before I draw an application?
A. If you would like us to review your artwork, send a note to the group. But remember, this is a subjective opinion- If you have a great gallery but your application is under par, we will not accept you.
Q. How often do you reject applications?
A. I can't give you a set number, but it happens quite a bit.
Q. Is there anything that would elicit an auto-reject?
A. Godmoding characters. Overly sexualized charcters. Characters that are offensive (For example; Some kind of Nazi reference on their outfit.) Characters that do not fit the criteria. Uncolored art. Messy art.
Q. Why do you have the quality sta
Mage Creation GuideTable of Contents: Basic GuidelinesMage ItemsPrimary Mage Types Secondary Mage TypesMage StatsMagical AttacksCommentsMage Creation Guide in Personal More Like This
Mages are 5-17. They cannot be older or younger. With the exception of Mature mages, they cannot age. And even Mature mages only age temporarily.
Only one mage form is allowed at the moment. Choose wisely!
Your overall design should be based off your mage item. Also certain forms are allowed certain design elements limited to only that form. Please refer below to see what those specifications are.
You should have a "main color" for your mage outfit. This color should account for at least 50% of your Mage outfit's color scheme. (This is only mage form, your character is free to wear whatever they wish norma
RP RulesTable of Contents: General GuidelinesChat RPTwitter RPCommentsRP Rules in Personal More Like This
Will write this journal up more formally later with descriptions, rp-based events/etc orz
You are free to rp town npcs as well as long as they don't have too much effect of the plot.
Be considerate of others
RP-related events can happen spontaneously even in the middle of rp. It's encouraged but not necessary to respond to these events.
You are not required to rp in the group so don't think you'll be forced to. It's a nice way to get to know other people though. If you're shy you're free just to join the chat or twitter just to converse/hang-out.
You are free to rp without a cs but anything gained like bonus points/monster kills/etc will not be recorded until you have an official character.
You can rp over MSN/notes/comments/in other methods as well bu
Ordinary Creation GuideNot interested in making a mage but still want to RP/join the group? Then perhaps making just a "normal citizen" of Fyr'stcercle would be better for you! : )Ordinary Creation Guide in Personal More Like This
How to qualify
Be a member: If you are already a member you can make a townsperson instead of a mage. Please talk to me first though. You cannot have one of each. Those "trying" for the group are required to do so with mage cs so they cannot initially make a townsperson. However if your mage is killed then you can talk to me... : )
Members could also use an "ordinary self-invite letter" to grant themselves another character. If you have a friend, you can also purchase an "Ordinary Invite" to let them join the group as well.
If you're not a member but consistently active in the chat room... you can get 3-4 members to note me suggesting you and I'll allow it.
Use the normal CS template and modify however you'd like just like a mage CS. However you cannot have a mage for
Item claim!everyone will have a unique item that'll serve as your theme for your overall character. (Transformed self, weapon, etc--) You can read more about it in the link above. But if you already have an item you want to claim so no one else takes it then just comment. >VVItem claim! in Personal More Like This
Item List + InventoryThere are various items that can be gained/found through events/RPing/triggers/etc. There's no clear-cut way on how to gain these so try and discover them for yourselves. Some items are more rare than others and some may only be given out once... if you get any items they will be added to your inventoryItem List + Inventory in Personal More Like This
Items can be sold/traded during market events. You can give them to other mages or npcs as well.
3-of-a-kind Scratchcard - A scratchcard that can be used at the secret casino
Info: One use.
Atlas Stone - This stone radiates with power!
Info: [1 use] Can only be used by a Forger. [adds +2 power to any equipment]
Black Pill - A pill from the mouth of Ruzai's familiar Pan. The effects are unknown.
Info: One use.
Blueberry Scented Popourri - A small pouch filled with dried flowers and blueberries
Info: Can no longer be obtai
Commission StatusesPlush Commission InfoCommission Statuses in Personal More Like This
Accessories Commission Info
Last updated: 1/28
* = materials purchased/ordered
** = preliminary sketches/testing pattern
*** = base pattern tested and ready to be sewn
**** = embroidery file complete
❤ = sewing in-progress
❤❤ = halfway completed
❤❤❤ = almost done
✖ = 100% completed; pictures coming soon
partywopper: Bob ✖ Yoshi Kid ** Marshtomp **
LadyKuki: Shulk ❤
Harris: Franziska von Karma ***
NO LONGER MIA~ :DSUFFERIN` SUCCOTASH~NO LONGER MIA~ :D in Personal More Like This
Lexi now has a username that isnt a pain to look at/type~ Yes~!
Trying my best to hack away at that horrendously long plushie list while my parents have no need to bother me~ I actually didnt realize how badly rush orders were delaying other orders...so it looks like I'll be cutting back/enforcing more rules on those~
Metrocon is gone and past~ -tear-
I cosplayed as Ms. Fortune from Skullgirls~
(Lilith and Morrigan didnt get done in time, sadface~)
Fun stuff though~ Cant believe there were as many SG fans as there were~ I was thrilled~!
Honestly, a small part of me regrets choosing Metro over CEO, but I'm sure I'd feel the same way otherwise~ At least my friends and other sorts of people made the con fantastic, overall~ AND AT LEAST I ACQUIRED SOME SWAG~
Next cons are hopefully Florida Supercon, OAD #6
Holiday of Epic Proportions~Hay 'sup guys~!Holiday of Epic Proportions~ in Personal More Like This
Got a new laptop (I've been a hermit for too long.....wtf is this windows 8 shenanigans) as well as a bunch of new perfumes and nerdy goodies from the boyfriend~<33 Definitely my favorite Christmas so far~
So coming up within the next several weeks is some awesome fresh new content including more commissions and artist alley shindig~ APEX IS 2 WEEKS AWAY AND I AM SO EXCITED AND NERVOUS, GUYS~ Carmen the sewing machine extraordinaire and I will be pulling a couple of all-nighters to prepare the inventory~
Commissioners~! Wading through the pond of emails/notes, but if you gave me your address and gave me the O.K. to ship, your item/s was shipped as of 12/21~ Delivery times are varied, especially if you live out of state, but PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN IT ARRIVES~ Trying to limit the stress in my life and letting me know helps o-so much~
Starting next week I will be continuing plush work~ Turns out I will be out-of-town for New Years and won't be able to transport le sewi
Woop~Realized that commissions only inch in progression because I work on so many different ones at the same time~Woop~ in Personal More Like This
I recently joined forces with Microsoft Word and Google docs and am now presenting: The project calendar~ https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B9dQbXdoMZoRN1Vod2t5d0lZQ28 (you can also access it by visiting the plush status page http://lexiipantz.deviantart.com/journal/Plushie-Statuses-312493882 and clicking Project calendar)~
In addition to plush statuses (which have been simplified), I've decided to post a schedule to hopefully reduce the amount of stress from emails/notes asking for progress and so I dont feel completely bombarded with work~ The schedule isn't completed as I am still trying to figure out which weekends I can make myself available for working, so dont be alarmed~!
Commission catch-up days are used to complete whatever plushies were on the schedule before that day (for example, Star Fox and A.B.A. are near complete and will be completed on Friday)~ If
Updates~Ha so~Updates~ in Personal More Like This
Things have been shipped out~
If I asked for your address, your items should be recieved within this week~
Progress chart has been updated~
Major DOWNTIME the past couple of days (tourney/outta town), so I'm working a bit into the night to make up for that~
Here's the somewhat the working plan for the next few weeks;
Corsola plushie (HIGH PRIORITY~)
- Finish up Princess Luna, Bulborb, and Judith plushies~
- Work on and finish several other newer commissions~
- Side Projects (art trades, Apex artist alley samples, auction-plushies, gift plushies)~
- Post more cosplay photos and plush concept art~
And also, my new price guide is near complete~! Prices will be calculated like so:
Base Price (determined by category) + detailing fee (0%-80% of base price) + additional features = quote~
Anyway, into the sewing pit I go~ <3
D.I.D FAQThis is stolen from :iconshatterthestigma:'s website:D.I.D FAQ in Personal More Like This
1. What is DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder )/MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder).
According to the Diagnostic Statistics Manual version IV (DSMIV) which is the main book of reference, used by professionals in identifying Psychiatric disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) is
* The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states (each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self).
* At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior.
* Inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
But what does that mean in everyday terms? Basically DID/MPD is an innovative and highly individualist survival technique.
we started up DID videos again!alot of you here used to subscribe to our old YouTube channel for our vlogs but we deleted that for personal reasons and now for the first time in a long time, we've started doing videos again.we started up DID videos again! in Personal More Like This
this is just a litle something for fun to start up the channel, intro the main people who will be the most likely to be in videos and also gives a general idea what people are like.
note: the littles have help from teens and adults when using the computer and reading in case anyone wonders how they're able to both use a computer and read words fairly quickly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0pDVwwWm8c - please subscribe if you want to see more <3
also, any ideas and questions for our videos would be awesome!
also questions for my partner too since we want to do a video to interview him on what it's like to be with someone with DID.
Is there even answer for this?I want to ask something: How do you call the fact you live with two alter egos where they're out the same time, there's no memory loss and they're conscious of everything we do?Is there even answer for this? in Personal More Like This
The left alters are me ( Kurt/:icondesertgod: ), Lily (the original)/:iconEuphoricDancer: and Dragon/:iconHit-the-road: (the reason they have dA accounts is because I didn't want them to make activities in my account). We were actually 5 in total, but I killed two of them, so now we're three. The point is that we're able to be the three outside the same time, we don't have memory loss and we're conscious of everything we do. We're three people living in one body. I believe this is not DID anymore. My psychiatrist said it might be another kind of disorder, but I don't think there is such thing. I don't know what it is. Lily and I are disturbed.
I don't know if someone is in my case, too, but I need to find out what is this. I need to find out what am I. Am I fake? Am I just a projection of Lily's mind? I believe
Monthly Topic and Question!Hey everyone! Sorry for the long delay on new topics and questions.Monthly Topic and Question! in Personal More Like This
This time I want to ask everyone about their opinions/experiences/thoughts/beliefs
on past life memories intermingling with current life memories.
I'm asking because recently my love and I have found that a large piece of his childhood memories don't match what happened in this life. Certain pieces match up, like people and small events, other things only certain alters know like the littles/children. Since he is sensitive to the supernatural it is possible that he can remember his past life more vividly than most people. It's very confusing to to find out that what you thought your whole life didn't really happen...so I'm hoping that he isn't alone and that at least one other person has had similar experiences.
Do you suspect yourself of remembering past life experiences? Do you know that you remember your past life?
Do you know anyone who remembers their past life or has had something similar?
My position on
Doctor visit and new therapist stuff...Trigger Warning:Doctor visit and new therapist stuff... in Personal More Like This
(Because I've been hissed at before by some people (I don't know if it was here because I rarely - if ever - post here) who can't read simple stuff without flipping out, here's the warning...)
* * * This includes talk of therapy, doctors, family crap, medication, a frustrated tone, cursing, etc. and whatever else I need to get off my chest. Reader digression is advised. I won't list in detail every little thing I need to talk about in the warning because that kind of defeats the purpose. If you don't think you can handle reading any further, please just don't read. This warning exists because I don't censor myself - aka there's no censoring crap beyond this point. * * *
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Okay, so... fun stuff happened today. And by fun, I mean I fuckin' hated it. First, I hate doctors. Like, anyone who's certified to stick me with something pointy, I fuckin' hate 'em. Nothing personal, obviou
Site Update: Message Center JournalsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Message Center Journals in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Site Update: April 20, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: April 20, 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Site Update: March 1, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: March 1, 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Dat Boy UpdateAfter I typed out tomorrows project for Web Design we spent most of the hour discussing my sexuality, oddly enough.Dat Boy Update in Personal More Like This
Me: I'm bisexual
Him: No you arent
Me: Yes, I am o3o
Him: But you like a guy at this school
Me: So? I had a girlfriend over the summer too
Him: No. She was just a girl that's a friend
Me: No, I was dating her
Him: She was just a really good friend
Me: I dated her
Him: You like guys
Me: And girls
Him: Nope. She's just a friend that was a girl
Random Meme1. This survey gets a little personal; can you handle it?Random Meme in Personal More Like This
2. If you married the last person you texted, what would your last name be?
*checks phone* Suskey.
3. Were you happy when you woke up today?
4. When were you on the phone last? And with who?
Yesterday I think, and to Jake
5. What are you excited for?
Eva having kits <3
7. Honestly, who was the last person to tell you they love you?
8. What's the last thing you put in your mouth?
A hamburger o3o
9. Have a best friend?
... I think so?
10. Are you scared to fall in love?
Kinda in love...
11. Do you think teenagers can be in love?
12. Last person you wanted to punch in the face?
13. What time is it right this second?
14. What do you want right now?
15. Who was the last person you took a picture with?
Um.. I... Don't know
16. Are you single/taken/heartbroken/or confused?
17. When was the last time you cried?
A few nights ago I'm guessing. Maybe a week
Devious Journal EntryI think the ring my friend Chloe gave me is giving me a MASSIVE amount of luck <3 I've randomly hung out with two guys that have hit on me and hinted at wanting a relationship.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
WHY DIDN'T I HAVE THIS AMAZING RING BEFORE? |D
BlughghghgJSDJKASD SO damn tired. This week has been full of papers and applications and staying up late to get shit done. Not to mention the various drama in a few chat rooms that has be hitting my head against a wall because, hell, i can convince a wall better than I can talk to idiots, apparently.Blughghghg in Personal More Like This
Sunday I went to Cloud to get the FAFSA information filled out, so I gotta wait several weeks before my financial aid shows up so I know how much I have for college. Also sent in all my applications and transcripts and stuff to Cloud, so I'm proud to say that I'm officially accepted at Cloud as a student for the Fall Semester. College, here I come.
Monday I had to work on papers and get scholarship shit done, meh.
Tuesday was Valentines day. Sucked as usual. But whatever. That tends to happen every year, so I can't say I particularly care. Stayed up late with Tori so that we could send in our room applications as soon as the day changed from the 14th to the 15th. FUCK YEAH! Although technically I ha
Do Not EngageThis is a notice to all my fans.Do Not Engage in Personal More Like This
Since I've returned to making SYAC again there's been a bit of a resurgence of trolls. There are a lot of fake accounts floating around out there with my name attached, and many of them are posting alternate SYAC strips and my old fetish work. While they are fairly obvious to spot, just to be safe I am writing to remind everyone that these accounts are not mine.
DeviantArt has made it more complicated to report copyright infringement issues, and I simply don't have the time to sift through the troll's gallery of re-uploads, find the original URL's (if any even exist anymore), and file DMCA on each and every post. It takes weeks to get anything accomplished and it wastes the time of DA moderators who have to sift through those individual reports. And even if I am successful in getting the troll banned, they'll just create a second account and come right back with another bucketload of altered art and start all over again. That's wasted time and e
A Link to the Past 2A Link to the Past 2 for the 3DSA Link to the Past 2 in Personal More Like This
Nintendo just announced this as part of their Nintendo Direct presentation, along side other titles like a Yoshi's Island sequel.
Nintendo. STOP BEING AWESOME. STOP IT!
Miyamoto said once that he wanted to remake A Link to the Past for the 3DS. Now it looks like this is the genesis of that idea. Of course being Miyamoto just a simple remake isn't good enough, it's got to include all new dungeons and gameplay mechanics while staying true to the tried and true top down gameplay. Any new handheld Zelda game that ditches the bullshit touch control system to move is a great idea in my books, but doing it with one of my absolute favorite Zelda games of all time? Nintendo, I love you.
Hypothetical question: Since this game takes place in the same universe as A Link to the Past, features locations from that game, and now that the game engine is made... couldn't they just release the remake to A Link to the Past as well? I mean, don't get me wrong as a Ni
SOPAA few months back I wrote a journal about an internet censorship bill that was looking to be passed in the congress. The bill was poorly written, but the broadness of the wording freaked a lot of internet dwellers out. People were scared their favorite websites would be censored or removed completely. Thankfully the bill didn't pass. Unthankfully a new version is going up for vote now and this time it's getting far more support.SOPA in Personal More Like This
SOPA = Stop Online Piracy Act
Once again it's very broadly written and could have very serious implications if it gets passed. The bill is written with the expressed purpose of being able to take legal action against online piracy in foreign markets. It seems likely that the bill is meant to snub out piracy sites like ThePirateBay.org, but the wording is so broad that it's very possible that it could have serious repercussions elsewhere.
Yesterday the bill was supposed to be voted on, but it was delayed due to a filibuster. It's currently set to be voted