Party PoopersRussian politicians really like trying to associate cultural elements that they personally don’t like with things that are universally frowned upon, in the hope that the latter poisons the former in the public's view.Party Poopers in Personal More Like This
During the lead up to the Winter Olympics in February, for example, while large gentlemen with flails were beating the sh*t out of small, female protesters, Putin seemed to make a great effort to always mention homosexuals and paedophiles in the same sentence, as though the two were somehow linked.
I’m not suggesting that politicians elsewhere in the world don’t pull the same trick in order to rally a hysterical mob in their favour, but the Russians do it with all the subtlety of a brick.
In what I’m assuming is less an effort to protect the fragile psyche of Russia’s youth and more an attempt to thwart another dastardly Western concept (namely f
How to interview a politician.A tiny snippet from Jeremy Paxman's interview with Silvio Berlusconi.How to interview a politician. in Personal More Like This
Some might not know who Berlusconi is: he's a media tycoon, 3 time Prime Minister of Italy and is generally regarded as the face of political vice and corruption in Europe.
Many won't know who Paxman is: he's the brick that the BBC throw at people like Berlusconi. His questions being so blunt that it's nigh on impossible to wriggle out of answering them without looking more of a prat than you did at the start.
I'm pretty sure that Paxman also hates that fact that you, whoever you are, share the same planet as him:
These aren't outtakes. This stuff airs
Diluting QualityBioshock Infinite was one of the few games I’ve completed and been quite happy to immediately start again from the beginning. So good was the story and immersive the universe it crafted that it was a joy to replay again and again.Diluting Quality in Personal More Like This
It had that quality so rarely found in interactive entertainment: a satisfying end.
With most games striving to be epics, we’re usually left with the developers leaving the door wide open for a sequel that may never materialise, and no ending at all, or just a crap boss battle followed by the credits to act as a marker for when and where the budget ran out.
Bioshock Infinite had genuine closure and had given you all the information you needed over the course of the game to answer any lingering questions yourself.
It was a perfect, stand-alone product.
And then Burial At Sea comes along.
I was delighted at the thought of returning to Rapture and spending more time with Booker and Elizabeth, but now, having play
37 DaysI thought the BBC had lost its touch when it comes to drama, what with the cancellation (temporary, it now seems) of Ripper Street and the generally abysmal writing of a plethora of recent prime-time series, but they’re back on form with the 3 part 37 Days.37 Days in Personal More Like This
It follows a number of politicians, particularly those of the British and German governments, in the days between the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.
The concept may sound rather dry, but watching the intricate lattice of alliances, treaties and family ties that existed across Europe 100 years ago crumble into war made for some rather tense drama.
If you’re a fan of either history or political thrillers (or fantastic moustaches), it’s highly worth a watch.
It is a little chilling to see how quickly things can fall apart.
BTW: The crisis in Ukraine started 16 days ago with the removal of President Yanukovych……just saying
For your crimes....I spent the weekend playing through Saints Row 4. The full 20 Hour campaign.For your crimes.... in Personal More Like This
My penance for such indulgence?
"What kind of punishment is that?" some may ask. Gardening is supposedly therapeutic.
Not my garden.
Venturing out there is a bit like playing Jumanji.
Where's that machete?
......are those drums?
Flatline.I’m not gonna lie. The 8th series of the revived Doctor Who has, so far, been a steaming pile of crap. Not through any fault of the actors. Capaldi is brilliant as The Doctor. It’s just the stories have been incredibly poor. It was like Russell T Davis had returned to the writing duties.Flatline. in Personal More Like This
Things brightened up a bit last week with “Mummy on the Orient Express”, which would have been great had the titular express been the ACTUAL express rather than an entirely unnecessary futuristic version travelling through deep space.
Tonight’s episode, “Flatline”, by comparison to the eight episodes that preceded it, was a work of goddamn art. Brilliant! Utterly brilliant! It’s unfathomable as to how all the other trashy stories were greenlit when this gem of a tale was also in the mix.
I shan’t say anything more, and I urge people not to post any spoilers, but it is without a doubt this series’ “Blink”. It's worth wading through
Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.On the whole, believe there’s a difference between the people that run a country and the rest of the people who live within its borders. Politicians, regardless of where in the world they hail from, are generally bullies. You have to be a special kind of egomanic, self-serving prick to claw your way into a position where you have the power to put other people in harm’s way to benefit your own agenda. The only difference geography seems to bring is a level of subtlety. British politicians are slimy and insidious, American politicians rely on drama and theatre, and as we’ve seen over the last couple of days: Russian politicians are obsessed with proving they carry the biggest stick, at the expense of everything else.Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses. in Personal More Like This
Of course, in order to prove you have a big stick, you have to actually use it. That’s quite difficult in this day and age. A couple of hundred years ago, a master of a people could just point to a spot on the map, say “Want!” and his army
RIP - H.R. GigerKooky Swiss artist and master of f**ked-up imagery, H.R. Giger, has died: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27390345RIP - H.R. Giger in Personal More Like This
His work was brought to prominence, obviously, by the design of the titular Alien in Ridley Scott’s film, but he was also more or less the godfather of “biomechanical” science fiction/horror illustration.
I can’t say I was ever a real fan of his work. Most of it made my flesh crawl. It was art, but it was utterly repulsive.
Why mention his passing, then? Well, love or hate his style, its effect on the science fiction/horror genres is undeniable, and they wouldn’t be the same without him.
Fall of the Union?On the 18th of September, Scotland may break from the UK.Fall of the Union? in Personal More Like This
As a resident of these isles, I can tell you that the general atmosphere surrounding the vote is a bit…..”meh”.
This is kind of alarming. It’s a big f**king deal for both sides of the border and people should be paying a little more attention, especially up in Scotland, since it’s they who will determine what transpires.
My opinion on the matter is that unity brings strength, but people have a right to decide their own future and if the Scots feel they’re better off going solo then they should vote “Yes”.
However, I feel that those behind the calls for independence (the same people who will hold power with a “yes” vote) are playing on an opportunity presented to them by the economic downturn between 2008 and now. It’s made their sales pitch much more enticing to those whose finances were shaken over the last 6 years by evil forces in London (naturally, they don
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.
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
Not dead, but I got great news!Hi guys. Sorry for the lack of updates, but my "wonderful" teachers at school decided to go medieval on my ass this week with 4 tests and 3 papers to write up. But that's all in the past now so it's time to get back to work. Since I didn't post anything last weekend and probably not anything this weekend; because of schoolwork, I'm gonna grind through this weekend getting a little something prepared for you all this up coming thanksgiving week. What I have in mind is that my school break starts this upcoming Wednesday and runs til Sunday, so I figured I'd add something new to the gallery each day. That's five days of new lego material! This doesn't mean there is going to be little content either, oh no. Also I got my new camera last week and I am loving every minute using it (SO SHINY)! Thats all for now, have a great weekend!Not dead, but I got great news! in Personal More Like This
So much this weekend! ^^Well everyone it's that time again. Time for some awesome new models and minifigures. This week I've got a revamped version of my Lightning Dragon. I've also got three new minifigures lined up for you as well. All of which bare the style of the samurai. The first minifigure is the lowest class of them all, the Ghost. The next up is the Raiden model. Lastly is Raijingeki of the Bushido class. Each one sports different traits and attributes. On a side note, you'll start seeing more minifigures like Raijingeki in the near future. I plan on using this new type of model frame as much as possible. It's given me so many more new possibilities than its predecessor. Now for next week I have five new minifigures already done. All that needs to be done is for them to be uploaded. For now check out this weeks newest models below, and as always leave a comment and drop a fav if you like. Until next weekend everyone, I bid you adieu. ^^So much this weekend! ^^ in Personal More Like This
Lightning dragon Re-done
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
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
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
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
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 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'
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
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
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
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!
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
what can i say... i am a douche! XDa fun little strip from my friend depicting our usual weekly runs on destiny XDwhat can i say... i am a douche! XD in Personal More Like This
i may or may not have been trolling her for a while now XD she missed it in the weekly loottable from a vendor in game that sells exotic weapons XD
aaand i remingd her from time to time
well...you get the idea XD
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here
FreeGiveaways - A Beginning!The FreeGiveaways Group is for locating and consolidating those awesome free contests people make!FreeGiveaways - A Beginning! in Personal More Like This
Submit any of your free giveaways here to gain some exposure: free dA Points, free Subscriptions, free artwork requests, anything!
And if you see any - suggest them to the group so they can gain notice
The winner of the 1 Month Subscription Giveaway is...
A small talk about pricing your artYou're creating art. You have the passion, you have the skills. Why not make some money out of it then? It's a good idea, right? A lot of people live from creating art, and even more earn some money on the side by taking commissions. You should give it a shot!A small talk about pricing your art in Personal More Like This
So... How much money is your art worth?
It's a hard question to answer for those who are just starting their adventure with selling and creating art for money. Is its worth equal to the price of the materials you used? Is it equal to the value of the time you've spent on creating it? What about the emotional value you put into it? Should your education influence your prices?
No matter if art is your job, hobby or a pastime, you should never undervalue it. In this article I will try to give some tips as to how assess the value of your artwork and touch the problem of too low prices.
We're in it for the money.
Let's be honest - if you're reading this then you probably want
800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !*UPPDATE , EVENT IS FINALLY OVER*800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it ! in Personal More Like This
I have appointed Fay-13 to distribute the points to you . Each participant will get 1 point each (800 + 668 = 1.++++ so lets just count as 1 shall we) and those who made an additional journal entry , I will be showing you guys a piece of artwork that I will be unveiling in about a weeks time . Thank you so much for your participation . As there are 600+ over people who joined this , please give Miss Fay sometime to pass you guys the point 1 by 1 , cheers !!!!
** Next point giving session will be 5000 points, AGAIN , everyone gets it ! ** Stay tuned !
Useful Papercraft LinksHi everybody!Useful Papercraft Links in Personal More Like This
Today, I'm doing some "advertising" for different websites I found interesting through my exciting papercraft-searching journeys on the web!
There will be a lot of links, so, be ready!
This is a website I check every day, since it is updated every single day since 2006. Impressive isn't it? There are more than 9500 models listed in this blog!! If you want a specific model, just type it in the searching bar and you can be lucky! Or you can simply browse it, like you would do on 9gag!
214 pages of listed models. This is a useful website for searching and classify models.