Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
SlendermaidsI only really click on the thumbnails that appear on DA’s front page if they look good. I think most people do. A couple of days ago, there was a fabulous pencil-rendered image that caught my eye. I clicked on it, looked at it, admired the work, added the artist to my watch list and then noticed the minor anatomical flaw.Slendermaids in Personal More Like This
It was a simple error, one probably born from a mix of the figure’s position on the page and the artist being so eager to start working the image up that they began before double-checking their construction lines (if they use them at all).
My mind, working in the way it does, saw a funny cartoon in it, and, me being me, I drew it, posted it and fully accept the consequences of it and the reaction of the audience, good or bad.
A little while later, another idea popped into my head. This one inspired purely by the concept of long-armed mermaids and the cartoon I had drawn, not the minor flaw in another artist’s quality work.
(This is how inspiration wo
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing. in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Inspiring GamesI’ve been asked to list which video/computer games I like. I actually compiled a list a while back, with the intention of writing something slightly lengthier than a journal update.Inspiring Games in Personal More Like This
The list is not so much what I think are good games – games age and some of them now play like a dog – but they are titles that most inspired me. They either introduced me to new concepts or changed how I saw things.
I won’t go into detail on why each was important to me (that’ll take too long to write!) but if you’re familiar with both my work and these titles, you’ll probably spot where I picked up certain things from.
(Listed in the order of which I first played them)
Cops and Robbers (C64)
The Last Ninja (C64)
Spy vs Spy 2 (C64)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive)
Sim City (Mac)
Prince of Persia (Mac)
Diggers (Amiga CD32)
Monkey Island 2 (Mac)
TIE Fighter (PC)
Alone in the Dark (PC)
Ultima Underworld (PC)
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us. in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
Is he a good man?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HaiGKiUuikIs he a good man? in Personal More Like This
Also, it's just a fan-piece, but I love this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzNuZuRcUxM
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
RPGs need to find a new angle.I’ve been skimming through previews of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.RPGs need to find a new angle. in Personal More Like This
I am so bored with the standard aesthetic of RPGs.
Swords, sorcery, European environments.
I’m sure that my weariness of these visuals stems from the fact I live in England, and that I grew up playing amid the ruins that scatter the borderlands of the North East. Ancient mounds, the remnants of Hadrian’s wall, fallen abbeys and frontier fortifications; because I see all that in REAL LIFE, I have no desire to wander digital versions.
Fable 2 and 3 are exceptions. Those are clearly fantasy versions of England, but they nod to different periods in history. 16th and 17th century rather than 11th and 12th. Flintlocks over chainmail. It adds something new.
I never bothered to finish Skyrim, but I’ve played Fallout 3 and New Vegas a dozen times, because the latter games are, to British eyes, a more exotic world. They are just as strange and foreign to me as a land l
Forget Zombies.Britain is currently facing a real epidemic.Forget Zombies. in Personal More Like This
It started in Northampton earlier in the year and has since spread to a number of other towns and cities around Fair Blighty.
The horrific Northampton Clown was the first. “Patient Zero”, if you will. He would simply….appear. Sometimes he would knock on doors and randomly offer to paint the window frames for the bemused resident (though he never seemed to carry paint or a brush). On another occasion, he emerged from a lake and handed out balloons.
Since this hellish creature first showed up, there have been a deluge of sightings, from right across the country, causing such a degree of distress that the authorities are issuing advice.
New models tomorrow!Hi guys! I just wanted to give you all a quick rundown as to what was coming up. Since my lego order isn't here yet, I'm going to be posting a lego model I've been meaning to post for quite a while now. I also have a few small mini figures to throw in as well. This should tide you all over until next weekend. I just hope that package gets here soon. I have a back log of tons of new minifigure designs but I can't show them yet until this basted order gets here. I wonder how long it would take to get here if they strapped my order to a rocket?New models tomorrow! in Personal More Like This
This weeks UPDATE! ''Dragons and Ninjas galore''Tomorrow I'll be uploading various things. The first of which is the remake of the ninjago lightning dragon, which is seriously my favorite out of them all ^^ After thats uploaded and done with I'll be adding three new mini figures as well. I won't give away any specifics just yet but I know you'll love them. ^^This weeks UPDATE! ''Dragons and Ninjas galore'' in Personal More Like This
It's finally here! ^^Well everybody it's finally done. The epic dragon is 100% complete! I gotta say that this re-build was really a lot of fun! There were a few headaches along the way but what was the hardest thing was that it took a only three days to build but out of the whole 72 hours I only slept about 6 hours because I really wanted to get this done because my midterms are coming up and I didn't want to disappoint any of you who were looking forward to this. ^^ Before I move on, for those of you might ask that you want a step by step build on my dragon that isn't gonna happen. I jumped around so much the only real part I could help you with is the legs and the wings. A step by step is kinda outta the question, sorry. Moving on, the dragon wasn't the only thing on my to-do list for today. If you read my journal yesterday you'll remember that I said I'll be adding some new minifigures as well. Well I don't go back on my word. Ladies and gentlemen I give you two new soldier types. The Wolf aIt's finally here! ^^ in Personal More Like This
Waiting is the worst part.Well it's been 6 days now and still my lego order hasn't come. That means it should be here any day now. ^^ In the meantime I've been working on a new style for my minifigures. So far I'm very pleased with the prototypes. I've got three done and many more to come. I can already tell that this is a style of building that is here to stay. Once people see how advanced and simple the design is I know others will wanna want to apply it to their own creations. I do want to give you guys a sneak peek as to what I'm currently working on. When I get the lightning and epic dragon finished I finished two custom minifigures using the new style I invented. The epic dragon minifigure is fully finished, but the lightning dragon minifigure still needs a little more work but it'll be done in time.Waiting is the worst part. in Personal More Like This
Too much to do, and so little time!Hi guys, just wanted to let you know I'm not dead. I've been really with school lately because I'm transffering to the main branch of my college for the fall and everything is a bit hectic at the moment. I really don't know when I'll be uploading anything big again. It might not be til the end of April when I'm done with finals. That doesn't mean I'm not working on anything though. Right now I'm actually trying to figure out how I can further improve the mars mission hypersonic dropship I have. I wanna give it a full blown makeover, and give it an up to date look. I hope this works out for me.Too much to do, and so little time! in Personal More Like This
New Models Tomorrow ''Liberator Soldiers''I know I usually update my page with new minifigs, but I kinda got a little tied up today. So instead of the new minifigures being uploaded today, they'' be here tomorrow for sure. On a side note. Within the next week or so I'll be getting a new camera and some new lego platforms, so pretty soon you'll be seeing a little change in scenery and quality. ^^New Models Tomorrow ''Liberator Soldiers'' in Personal More Like This
NEW MODEL: MX-81 Hypersonic Operations AircraftWell as promised here is one of my favorite lego models of all time. Introducing the MX-81 Hypersonic Operations Aircraft. This giant comes packing tons of play features that anyone who's a lego fan would love to have. This also makes one heck of a show piece as well, which is mostly the reason I haven't posted it here. It's been sitting in my display case since 2008 and really hasn't moved since. There was another reason I brought it of the display case as well, which is that like the Epic and Lightning dragons, I will be modifying and improving the MX-81 Hypersonic Operations Aircraft. There is actually quite a bit of things I can improve on this model. Most of its mechanical, but aesthetic wise its pretty much perfect. The links are below. Go check it out, and as always leave a comment! ^^NEW MODEL: MX-81 Hypersonic Operations Aircraft in Personal More Like This
MX-81 Hypersonic Operations Aircraft
MX-81 Hypersonic Operations Aircraft 'Front View'
It's gonna be BIG!Hey there guys! Boy do I have some great news for you all! Ok, so my lego order FINALLY got here this past Tuesday, and I've never been busier. >.It's gonna be BIG! in Personal More Like This
Slight change of plans.Yeah so my order came in but has been sitting down at the post office since Sunday, and seeing how post offices aren't open that day the idea of going down to get it went out the window. So I figured no biggy, I'll go down tomorrow. Needless to say that when I got there I "kinda forgot" that today was Columbus day, and that post offices are closed. Yeah I was a little mad >.> I do know for a fact that tomorrow I'll have my order and that I'll get crackin' on that dragon right away. Thank god I don't have classes this Friday. Gonna need that whole day just to get caught up. Until this weekend I'd like to show you all one of my past works. For those of you who are megaman fans you'll certainly like this ^^ This was actually my first submission here on D.A. so don't kill me, but it does show how far I've come in with my art style. Hope you enjoy! There's quite a lot!Slight change of plans. in Personal More Like This
Front View of Megaman X Genesis Armor
If I had a time machine...Ya know if I had a time machine I'd be using it right now to find out when that blasted lego order of mine would get here because it still isn't here yet. As of right now I'm on fall break at my school, which means I'm off for the next four days. Now I called lego today and gave them my tracking number, and from what I can tell my order was shipped from Connecticut on the 26th of Sept. and is currently in New Jersey. Right now I'm a little tempted to hop in my corvette and floor it all the way to New Jersey and snatch it up at the post office and run away like some evil villain. MWUAHAHAHAHA *ahem* As of now I'm not too sure what I'll be posting this weekend. I have a few ideas but haven't settled on anything as of yet. I just want my order. Guess I'll go back to playing the backlog of games I haven't finished yet.If I had a time machine... in Personal More Like This
In case you didn't know...I was really happy to see people discussing and helping each other understand SOPA and PIPA in the journal comments yesterday. I noticed some comments that asked the same things so here's some quick information:In case you didn't know... in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what SOPA does, dA has actually provided a great journal explaining the bill and the consequences http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712 and this website has a lot of information on how to protest against it http://americancensorship.org/ The fight is not over yet!
No, my journal and icon wasn't really censored. It's to show what would happen if the bill became law.
This one is a bit annoying. Quite a few people were saying "People, stop jumping on bandwagons to be cool!" Or "Why is everyone talking about it now instead of when it first came out? You only care because it's a trend now? I new about it way back in 2011." Um, excuse me, but please don't live in
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back! in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
These last words...I am so unprepared for life. So not ready for this. So gonna fail at so many things.These last words... in Personal More Like This
But you know what? To hell with it. I'm never gonna be ready. Sure, I'm gonna fail a lot but I AM GONNA SURVIVE THIS. And in 4 months I'm gonna look at this and laugh.
PS: Picking out the fedoras I'm gonna have to leave behind is literally the hardest choice in my life. Especially since they don't seem to fit into the suitcase anyway.
PS 2: Muhahahha now they do. Should I happen to forget anything on my journey to California, at least I'll have my fedoras XD
PS 3: My only regret is not getting to scan my stacks of drawings that's been piling up.
A few words of summary (personal ramblings)So... It appears that I am less than a week away from my life taking a drastic turn. Ya know, moving to USA, suddenly changing the primary language I use, not to mention being totally on my own, half a globe away from the nearest friendly soul I know, yadda yadda. And starting studies at the Harvard of animation schools, yaaay. All these months people have been asking me "Aren't scared to go study in US on your own?" and I'd reply "Heck naw, ain't nobody got time for that. I got me some more important stuffs to do right now". It was technically true at that time. Yet, here we are now and I'm starting to think that this is about the time I start freaking out. Still got more important things to do, like packing up my stuff and figuring out how I'm gonna survive in this strange and hostile land of America on my own.A few words of summary (personal ramblings) in Personal More Like This
Things have been odd this year. Like, turning 18 I didn't really feel like it. I was still a 17-year-old girl who just wasn't ready for adulthood. Collecting a portfolio, send
Keep your fingers crossed for me!Hey guys. It's me. Remember me? Yay cool! I'm still job hunting and it's wearing me out and I'm just gonna ask you for a little favour to keep your fingers crossed for me! I sent out a ton of applications and everything's still in for me and I JUST WANT A JOB. As soon as possible! A nice one with decent payment. Doesn't have to be millions. I just wanna get by. Move into my own little flat and all. Make a nice and safe little living for a while. Is that too much to ask? It can't be too much to ask!Keep your fingers crossed for me! in Personal More Like This
So please! Send me some good vibes and/or thoughts, pray for me... whatever it is that you want to do! I really just need some spiritual help of some sort since my own spirit has been pretty low over the past weeks and my mind is going crazy again due to all that future anxiety I once again have to deal with.
I also took a little job at a clothing store in the city! Nothing to make a living off, oh no, but still. It keeps me busy for at least a few days per week, it's super fun and I
Still alive!I AM! I AM ALIVE! STILL ALIVE! Still no commissions, though. While I could REALLY use the money, I don't feel like drawing AT ALL these days. Even with my internship being over I still have no motivation and it suuuuucks. I better get out of this slump pretty soon, meh. I miss making art, I miss my characters, I miss it all!Still alive! in Personal More Like This
I'm also job hunting again. Hooray. So done with internships, you have no idea. It's about time for a REAL job. One that gets paid properly. I have plans for the future, guys. I NEED SOME MONEY FOR MY PLANS.
Still happy with the BF! My personal life has been really amazing since the start of 2014 and I hope it'll continue being amazing. For now though, I'm looking forward to this Summer. Oh yeah, I do!
How have YOU been, guys? Tell me, I'd love to hear!
100 POINTS GIVEAWAY - NOVEMBER - WINNER ANNOUNCEDAnd the winner is LittleTinyRichHome Congratulations! I will be sending the points to you shortly.100 POINTS GIVEAWAY - NOVEMBER - WINNER ANNOUNCED in Personal More Like This
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300 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]UPDATE: I will post a new journal later a bit with the winners on it. Just a moment people! I'm cooking right now. I just wanted to announce that the giveaway is closed now @ 121 FAVORITES!300 Points Giveaway [CLOSED] in Personal More Like This
UPDATE #2: WINNERS announced!
I have few extra points so I am hosting this giveaway.
And at the same time, advertise my Contest "Draw my Adopted Wolf OC":
For the wolf lovers/artists, please do check it out if you like. And maybe spread the word?
Anyway this is my first giveaway!
Please read further to see info.
1. Favorite this journal :iconfavouriteplz: (I need the numbers to determine winners)
2. Give me a llama! (It's totally free so this is all I'm asking)
AND that's it!
I wouldn't recommend you to watch me if it's only for a giveaway
But if you do like my art, please feel free to add me! (or just talk to me and we could be friends) either way is fine to me. I love talking to peo
Free features! #2Comment below for a free freature! I will select three pieces from your gallery which i likeFree features! #2 in Personal More Like This
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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTEDSo I was at the doctor's office yesterday, and this doctor always overbooks his appointments. So, to make use of the time, I brought my pad, paper, and sharpener, and worked up some sketches. True enough, he kept me waiting (I eventually left without seeing the guy because it was going to take an hour and a half....!)EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED in Personal More Like This
While I was sketching in the waiting room, this mom comes in with her two young kids, I'm guessing, around 4 years old. They're obviously nice kids, but being in a doctor's office was upsetting to them, and so, they're carrying on, and the mom is trying her best to keep them from going nuclear.
This wasn't annoying me at all. I'm a dad. I have great empathy for kids, and frankly, I felt like whining at this point, too!
But I thought I could make the situation a little better for the mother and her banshees. So I put away my sketches, and drew a cartoon teddy bear. Then I told the mother that I'm a cartoonist, and that I drew something her kids might like. (I always ask pe