Douchebag of the year AwardSo, this happened a few nights ago.Douchebag of the year Award in Personal More Like This
I live out in a rural county and have to take a fairly windy, two-lane road to get into town. I am on said road at dusk, going five under because the deer like to play chicken with my van. A muscle car with a souped-up engine, flame decals and the license plate "WRK 4 FUN" comes roaring up behind me, going at least 20 over the limit. the road is made of blind curves so he cannot pass me. This infuriates him, so he flashes his brights, curses, gives me the finger, etc. I do not speed up, because hitting a deer might kill me. After about 60 seconds, he decides to pass me on the left, on a blind curve.
…and he hits the oncoming police car.
I slam on the brakes and get out to make sure everyone is okay. He hit the cruiser mostly on the side, so the driver's side engine, mirror and door are wasted but no-one is seriously hurt.
Douchebag gets out first, and starts cussing at me, the police officer, and life in general: "FUCKING FUCK FUCK, YOU FUCKED UP MY
Shorts1. WTF Brain?Shorts in Personal More Like This
Last night, my brain came up with a truly horrible sentence during a semi-lucid dream:
News anchor: "The body of Kevin James was found today in the back-country of Eulidge county, where he was apparently Raped to Death by Spiders."
Me: "Brain, that was possibly the single most awful thing you've ever come up with."
News anchor: "This is the third Spider-Rape incident this year, marking an all-time Low."
Me: "Goddammit Brain."
2. Silence is Golden
I just shattered my all-time record of not speaking on accident.
Last time, I didn't speak for 56 hours due to laryngitis.
This time my parents were visiting my sister, my boyfriend was working, my neighbors were away and my dog is nearly deaf, so I communicate with him through hand gestures. So I kind of accidentally haven't said a word for five days. I realized this when a telemarketer called and I responded with deranged frog noises. I am back to speaking normally now. This did not deter The telemarketer from tryin
Devious Journal EntryI might or might not have told you that there's a very large mule deer buck that lives year-round in a graveyard a couple of miles from my house. He's slightly piebald, so he's got a splash of white on his face surrounding a blue eye, and another patch on his rump. This probably means he's somewhat inbred, but the slightly hippy-dippy owners of the graveyard think it means he's a "Spirit Animal" and let him stick around/feed him as a good luck thing. They also named him "Lightning".Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
Lightning has a pretty sweet deal going on- he gets a few corn cobs a week and all the lawn he can eat, plenty of large gravestones and a couple of mausoleums to hang out behind in case of nasty weather, and since he's well inside city limits, is perfectly safe from hunters, despite being a trophy animal. (and while Boulder Police have proved that there are people dumb enough to poach in the middle of residential areas, the people dumb enough to do that tend to also be superstitious enoug
Safe portfolio is safe and More RPG rules.So, I had this conversation recently:Safe portfolio is safe and More RPG rules. in Personal More Like This
Guy who commissioned work from me: Hey do you have that thing? I'm really excited to see what you came up with.
Me: Ah, no.
Guy: Where is it?
So, I had some commissioned work I've been doing for a guy who'd been serving in Korea, and I wanted to keep it super-safe, so I put it in my super-safe, water-fire-and-smudge proof portfolio/case. Which is also where I keep my botanical plates.
Which I had to turn in for a semester review.
And which, apparently, my teacher took with her on her annual trip to Finalnd.
We managed to get a hold of her briefly, she does have them, and they're fine, and will be back with her after the elections.
Guy forgave me because his suitcase is in Australia, he thinks.
I still feel like a major derp though.
Also, been playing again, and have more Rules:
1. Getting the elf wizard into the castle's sanctum means though an ungraded window, not starting a parade and claiming he's
...AND SO IT ENDS.First, I apologize for monster journal, but shit's been going down. I will annotate to make things easier to read....AND SO IT ENDS. in Personal More Like This
1. PROJECT HIPSTER-TROLL IS A SUCCESS!
Went to boyfriend's Brother's wedding, filled with equal parts Hipsters and old Jewish people, who were awesome (the Jewish people, not the hipsters, you ninnies). The ceremony was lovely, except that the couple had scheduled it for out doors at 3PM in June, prime thunderstorm time. When the judge got to the "does anyone here object" part, trollstorm responded with a truly spectacular crack of thunder. I have to applaud the judge who responded immediately with 'No more comments from the peanut gallery!" and got on with the ceremony before anyone could get electrocuted.
Once inside, I found I was seated with the music snobs and literally the first thing out of the bearded one's mouth was "so what do you listen to?" (beardy was the one who really got on boyfriend's case with the musical snobbery last tim
HURRBIT.It was everything I wanted it to be and a bit more.HURRBIT. in Personal More Like This
These are my Initial reactions, which may or may not contain spoilers.
Okay, they kind of do.
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1. Galadriel does a great Batman.
2. SO HAPPY they kept the songs in (most of them, anyway. The really good ones at any rate.)
3. Smaug does exactly what I would do if I was a dragon with that much gold. *le swim*
4. I want a rabbit-sled.
For my dog to ride in.
Because I am a weirdo.
5. If you're a Discworld twerp like me, there's a scene where you'll be all "GYTHRA NOOOOOOO!!!" but then everything turns out okay.
6. I think Peter Jackson, or someone in the writing/special effects team has a major Spider fetish.
You have to love them to make them that hyper-detailed and lovingly repulsive.
7. Andy Serkis is a crazed comedic genius. He does a great job of making Gollum but deeply menacing, l
Yelling at ChildrenBefore the title, I should note that I picked up my sister from the airport last week, the eve of the 21st.Yelling at Children in Personal More Like This
With a Giant cardboard Mayan calendar, with a sign saying "You Got Home Just In Time!"
And a bucket of candy, to hand out to strangers and her because "Screw the diet, the world's about to end."
I am Best Sister.
As a note, the airport staff thought this was hilarious, and the security people took lots of candy. Apparently, I'm still not the winner for Most Ridiculous Homecoming Fanfare. Some one else came up the DIA escalator and got to ride a PONY out of the Airport. Oh well, there's always the next semester.
Meanwhile, I've been yelling at a lot of kids lately.
It's December, so there's a lot of small children out in public and many of them are having meltdowns, destroying property and generally behaving in a manner that would get a dog put down if it did that. Some are obviously just tired or confused, and I forgive them. It's hard being short, only pa
Bad SummariesI feel like making some short summaries of some series I like.Bad Summaries in Personal More Like This
They may be only marginally accurate and heavily influenced by their fandoms.
Read at your own risk.
The Hunger Games: Ancient Rome, but in the future. Also, stupid love triangle that makes me want to punch everyone involved.
Adventure time: A boy and his shiny ditto wander around Candyland harassing a creepy old man. Also, Penguins are the most evil things ever.
Game of Thrones: Over-sexed nobles (and one under-sexed one) with funny pets fight over a chair. Also, dwarf guy kicks ass.
Star Wars the Clone wars: A very British guy and his derpy-but-going-evil buddy have adventures in space with the most adorable soldiers ever. Also, some orange chick.
Avatar, the Last Airbender: OLD MAN IS BEST BENDER. and Hot guy sets things on fire. Also, some kid with an arrow on his head.
Legend of Zelda: The supporting actor dies repeatedly in the water level trying to save the title character (okay, there might be more plot
Bicyclists, a RantI am having an ongoing problem with certain bicyclists. (also, warning, long rant is long)Bicyclists, a Rant in Personal More Like This
To clarify, I group people who ride bicycles into three categories, as follows:
Commuters: People who ride their bikes every day, usually to go to work or class. I have no problem with these people because they do things like wear helmets, have proper lights on their bicycles, and obey traffic laws. I applaud them, and would join their ranks if my ears would let me balance on a bike.
Amateurs: People who ride their bikes only sometimes. In my town it's usually because of a festival or because they've had their license revoked for some reason. Perhaps it is because they aren't old enough, and are hence unfamiliar with the ways of the road, like riding with the traffic, and actually stopping at stop signs. More often, they ride because their licenses have been revoked for drinking, texting or because they're too old/blind. These people know the rules but apparently just don'
Bits, again.1. I HAVE SO MANY MESSAGES.Bits, again. in Personal More Like This
ACTUAL FEEDBACK ONES.
I'LL GET TO YOU EVENTUALLY, BUT IT MAY TAKE A WHILE.
2. I hope that last barrage will entertain you for a while. I'm working on paid stuff that I can't show you yet.
3. I like mac and cheese.
4. BEST. HALLOWEEN. EVER.
I stayed at boyfriend's house and we dressed as Costume Judges.
When trick-or-treaters came up, we would judge their costumes, hold up numbers and distribute candy accordingly. 1-3 got the crappy old people candy and lozenges , 4-6 got jolly mid-range candy like sweet-tarts, milk duds, etc. 7-9 got good candy like M&Ms, skittles, and mini-snickers. 10's (there were only 5) Got full-size Snickers or Hershey bars.
Most of the best costumes were parents and their very small children, and off-season cosplayers.
The absolute worst was the drunk guy who banged on the door at 3AM wearing nothing but a (regrettably, used) condom.
He claimed to be "Sexy" and stood on the porch drunkenly whining/yelling for "Rees pees"
well sheetEdit!well sheet in Personal More Like This
Now moving sold characters into stash writer!
I ended up being in huge tax problems. So I am going to sell many of my characters in hope to get the amount I need before it has to be paid. I want to thank anyone who are willing to help me out with this!
AND if you have made any of the under in my current contest, do not worry, I will judge as if I still owned them <3
please dont complain about prices and I am willing to do a weekly paymentplan for the ones 100 and up.
I will be taking paypal only, no holds unless you know you can pay full, or weekly.
baaaad timing for me to get this now since I have a planned trip to thailand and hopefully can get SinCommonStitches to visit me before that.
I will also put your icon on my page if you end up buying one of these and have the box open for the rest of the year as another small thank you!
Some designs from older journal (some has reduced prices)
8DThank you all for the mentions! <3 It was lovely looking through them all and I am still doing so!8D in Personal More Like This
Oh my god:icontearplz: It has nothing to do with god, sorry god.Oh my god in Personal More Like This
IM HALF with my tax issue! $3000 more to go and I am all set for last year and this. Then I can start saving money again.
I dont mind being broke until then because
SinCommonStitches IS TO COME IN UNDER 20 DAAAYYYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH its been way to many years <3
were gonna make necklaces and tons of stuff! :'D
And not long after she leaves I am going to thailand :'D
8D To join one of my friends who traveled down there two
BUT BEFORE THAILAND METAL GEAR SOLID TIME WITH
THEN the store I work at is moving so I hope I manage to join in on the opening. If not then thats ok D8< shes dragging me with to continue working and we will be neighbours with norways best fish store WOOOO. Nomnom delicious meals after work.
Then its gonna be my birthday. which I am gonna use rolling around.
Then for the first time in years, there will be a family christm
WowI am having an amazing night! thank you for helping me out on my issue, and take life with a grain of salt with Gruben the awesome! Making his story and personality was a blast!Wow in Personal More Like This
I am 1/5 th on my goal to getting what I need so far moneywise and thanks for helping me out As gruben would say, you gais and gals and other rock like a solid landmass gone whild! Within dAs crazy hate of change, there is us, the makers of rocks.
There will be some Magnicritters up later this week! eeeee they will be around $20
dA you might take our monies but you shall not take our FREEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM - Braveheart
ok you can take my money, just not right now... not until my tax is done >> I just gave you like 15,000 points back for llamas a week or something ago shhh dA stahp staap what more do you want nooo no dont take me to the funny house life is beautiful, but not all the time Dx
sorry im in a good mood xD and im getting awesome doodles from :devsincommonstitches
Sucsess 8D Runaway llamas!YAY Got the runaway llama badge!Sucsess 8D Runaway llamas! in Personal More Like This
Thank yall so much for trading with me these last past days! and all before since llama trade started
Icon contest time with 20+ myo prizes, EXTENDEDI have some things i need to do real life the next couple of days! so I am going to extend this contest for a week!Icon contest time with 20+ myo prizes, EXTENDED in Personal More Like This
CONTESTS NOW ENDS at 15th AUGUST
: D Hi there! I have been asked many times now if I sell myo slots of my species. AND I kind of do not feel comfortable doing that for some reason. So I was thinking, I can always give them out in contest prizes instead!
And you know how much I love icons! But dont worry ill also add a minicontest that is not about icons for those who do not like to do those :'D
YOU can NOT sell or trade away myo slots you win in this contest! If you decide not to use it right away, it will exprie if not used in 6 months.
ICON CONTEST INFORMATION
What is this contest about? Well its all about making an icon of a character of mine from this folder:
Im sorryI am a child at heart xDIm sorry in Personal More Like This
:icontrollface: u mad?
omg griff u so childish and immature, you act like your 12
:icontrololoplz: your right! do you want a medal with that? I am running low on golden stars.
come lets go play in the mud and let the stickupbuttadults be serious and sit at the table and enjoy eachother
Drumroll please!Hey all!Drumroll please! in Personal More Like This
Auditions for the :iconTransfan-RP: forum are open! Audition requirments & how to audition can be found here: [http://czarkova.deviantart.com/art/TransFan-RP-Audition-Requirements-292536990
Available Cannon Characters:
Hook & the Constructicons
Motormaster & the Stunticons
Taken Cannon Positions:
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Before you audition, be sure to check out the Guidelines: http://czarkova.deviantart.com/art/TransFan-RP-Guidelines-292538549 and Rules: http://czarkova.deviantart.com/art/Fansfan-RP-Rules-292566983 as well.
Good luck and have fun!
Dare I say it...Commissions and art trades are open again!Dare I say it... in Personal More Like This
Not only am I able to do nice line work and full color again, but I also have this entire next week off from work.
I have free time.
I'll do whatever. Transformers. Humans. Well probably not animals.
Yeah not animals. Slash is okay (just nothing incredibly graphic).
Art trades obviously cost nothing, so just message me with some details and such.
Full color headshot (cannon and OC): $5
Full color character (cannon and OC): $8
Full color 2+ characters (cannon and OC): $12
Full color character reference sheet (OC- multiple images): $15
Lines and color of one of YOUR sketches: $5
Add on a full background: $2
Just a sketch: take off $3 from any price
Send me some things to do! I'm gonna be bored this week.
Have a good day guys.
One problem resolved, but issuing a warning.Well, things between :icontropical-bluemermaid: and I have been settled. Which is good, seeing as how I was feeling like my head was about to implode at any second. She has apologised and agreed to remove the similarities in her OCs bio and rewrite it.One problem resolved, but issuing a warning. in Personal More Like This
However, I am going to take this opportunity to kind of make a guidline as to what my lines of character theft regarding Scaleblade are.
Any combination of the following distinctive characteristics:
-Long black heat retention cables (hair).
-Layered shoulder armor.
-Scaled torso armor.
-Short, stocky/curvy build.
-Spiked/layered hip plating.
-Leg knive belts.
-Her distinctive leg design.
-Her distinctive chest armor.
-Head to toe black armor.
Commissions: OPENHey all! I am re-opening commissions in a flailing effort to save up for a security deposit on an apartment.Commissions: OPEN in Personal More Like This
Unlimited slots are open!
Prices are as follows:
TF character headshot (cannon or OC, full color): $6
TF character full body (cannon or OC, full color): $11
TF OC reference sheet (headshot, full body, and bio consultation): $20
TF slash (cannon and OC accepted, full color, all pairings welcome): $25
Payment accepted through Paypal or the commissions widget on my profile page (located below where you see the journal, right above the comments section on my page). If you use the widget you can pay with points! But ONLY if you use the widget. Examples of commissions can also be seen on the widget, or feel free to rampage through my gallery.
Message me with any questions or inquiries! Thank you!
Professional vs. hobbiestSomething that's been on my mind a lot lately is how the two differe and which is ultimately better. I know many people on DA would vote professionalism when it comes to art, aka it being your source of living, getting "paid" for the art you produce (be it traditional art, theater, dance, etc). However, I also believe that a lot of us have a glorified view of how being a professional artist would be, most on here being so young and inexperienced in the professional world. Some of the rant ahead was pulled from a conversation between friends on Facebook.Professional vs. hobbiest in Personal More Like This
From a theater/acting/dance standpoint: hobbyists will work for free, which massively undercuts those who wouldn't.
The market value has decreased so massively that a small time artist simply can't survive on the $100 here $250 there that they receive. It breaks down to about .50¢ per hour. From a dancer standpoint, that one or two hundred doesnt even cover the cost of creating a costume, let alone living. When I was in Seattle I
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
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
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
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
Featured WriterI've recently started helping a new writer edit her fanfic, and I wanted to share. Pyreiris is a great storyteller, and she's just now starting to put her work on dA. Her Dragonborn is already a Nightingale when she is caught by the Imperials, so it's a different take on the story. She's good with action, and she writes a killer love scene! Check her out.Featured Writer in Personal More Like This
Beta ReadingOne of my favorite things to say these days is that you may be a good storyteller, but that doesn't mean you're a good writer. A writer might have a fantastic story, but if it's bogged down with bad grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, or if it's choppy and disjointed, a potential reader might be scared away before he or she is far enough in to appreciate it.Beta Reading in Personal More Like This
I just signed up as a beta reader on fanfiction.net. I've also been beta reading for a couple of my dA friends, and I really enjoy it. If anyone would like me to take a look at your story, Note me and we'll see what we can work out. I normally don't charge, but never-ending gratitude and credit for the assistance is always appreciated.
I would ask for Skyrim fanfic only, including all of the DLCs; I don't know enough about any of the other games to do a good job. That being said, if you have something else and think I might like to look at it, send me a Note and we'll discuss. I've also been known to beta read original ficti
Meet Bill and Ted.I've been experimenting with the Creation Kit and wasn't doing too badly, so I thought I'd try something to put in the actual game. I feel like there just aren't enough mannequins, so I decided to remove one of the display cases in Hjerim and replace it with two mannequins. It worked. Sort of. Here I was standing in the upstairs hallway, and my two mannequins walked in, took their places, and looked at me expectantly. So I named them. Here are Bill and Ted:Meet Bill and Ted. in Personal More Like This
I think instead of going back in and fixing them, I'm just going to keep them like that. Maybe dress them up in some weird mod armor or something.
Then, while I'm laughing at this, the hubby is playing the Tiny Tina DLC from Borderlands II, and there's a quest where you have to go "slap Prince Jeffrey." There are about 50 Game of Thrones references, and the player can slap him until Tina runs out of references. SPOILER: He even apologizes for cutting Mr. Sean's head off. Then th
Profile DiscussionThe DeviantArt Timeline entries from the past few months have discussed how we’re focusing on user experience for DeviantArt and ways to make the site more intuitive. In this journal, we'd like to kick off a discussion on another big design-related milestone: to improve the profile experience on the site, mobile web, and mobile apps.Profile Discussion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The DeviantArt Timeline entries from the past few months have discussed how we’re focusing on user experience for DeviantArt and ways to make the site more intuitive. In this journal, we'd like to kick off a discussion on another big design-related milestone: to improve the profile experience on the site, mobile web, and mobile apps.
A lot has changed since the last time profiles were redesigned, and we have a number of interesting design challenges and objectives this time around.
At the fore
Scheduled Maintenance and Read-Only ModeScheduled Maintenance and Read-Only Mode in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantArt will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Monday, July 27th from approximately 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM Pacific.
During this time, DeviantArt.com and the DeviantArt Mobile App will be in read-only mode — you'll be unable to submit, comment, or +fav deviations (or take other actions that require being logged-in.) However, you'll still be able to browse and search the site, and we encourage you to find and share artwork that you enjoy, bringing attention to artists you love!
This scheduled maintenance will allow us to test changes to our backend systems to make DeviantArt faster and more reliable. Rest assured that none of your data will be affected or lost during this time.
Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to providing you with an even better DeviantArt experience!
Update: DeviantArt's scheduled maintenance is now complete. Thank you for your patience and please commence DeviantArting!
Holiday Card Project 2012Holiday Card Project 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
The Mary Sue DilemmaWritten for :iconthe-bards-college:The Mary Sue Dilemma in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty certain all of us know the term "Mary Sue". It is one of the most dreaded labels our original characters can earn. But what exactly is a Mary Sue?
Is she an unlikable protagonist?
Is she poorly written?
Is she cliched?
Is she an author avatar?
Is she an idealized character?
Is she a power fantasy?
Is she infallible?
Is she the center of attention?
Can a Mary Sue be male?
Can a Mary Sue be a canon character?
What exact combination of these traits are needed to make a character a Mary Sue?
The term originated back in 1973 in a parody Star Trek fanfiction called, "A Trekkie's Tale." I had never read it before tonight and was shocked to find how short it was. I highly recommend taking a minute to read it before continuing here.
Over time, Mary Sue stopped referencing the specific character and became notoriously attached as a term meaning unrealistic self-insertion wish-fulf
How to respond to feedbackTutorial for :iconthe-bards-college:How to respond to feedback in Personal More Like This
:iconkwenos: asked that I write a tutorial on how to respond to feedback.
I'm going to break this down into two categories - Sincere Feedback and Trolling
1. Give a response.
It's usually hard for readers to work up the courage to leave even a simple, "I love it!" much less a more detailed comment. Especially if you're one of their favorite artists. It's like talking to a celebrity for many. It can be very disparaging to send a note to someone and never hear back from them. If they can take a moment to compliment you on your work, then you can take a moment to say, "Thank you."
2. Be kind.
It can be easy to get snappish when you've heard the same response a dozen times, especially if you do a joke piece. But most people don't read comments first and if they do, sometimes it's hard to read hundreds of comments beforehand. Or maybe you have a disclaimer and the reader doesn't see it. It's a little aggravating for us, but unfortunately
Let's Read of Darkness Rises When Silence DiesI will be doing a Let's Read of a few chapters of Darkness Rises When Silence Dies today, Saturday, January 25th, starting at 2pm EST. Depending on how things are going, we might go longer, but since this is my first Let's Read, I'd rather plan short than long.Let's Read of Darkness Rises When Silence Dies in Personal More Like This
If you've been meaning to read my fics and haven't had the time, maybe this audio version will help!
You can find the Let's Read here: http://www.twitch.tv/heiwako
I'll have a Skype call open and hopefully will have a few commentators joining me. I'll also probably do a bit of background history per chapter.
Even if you can't make it during the live stream, the videos will be available later for viewing.
Reminder - Only one month left for my fanart contest! All you have to do is draw a scene from one of my fanfics, mention the contest, the chapter that inspired you, and me in the description and you're entered!
Grand prize will receive a Skryim fanfic written by me!
How to piss off telemarketers. lolBelieve it or not I learned this from my computer illustration teacher.How to piss off telemarketers. lol in Personal More Like This
I've had this number calling me for two days - some telemarketer saying I'm qualified for a voucher of some sort. Well the first time I answered I hung up. They have been calling over and over and finally I got pissed off enough and tried the technique my instructor told me.
They called. I answered.... in German. XD
They hung up.
Then they called again, this time with a Mexican operator. I answered again in German (saying hello how are you) The guy asked. "Mam do you speak English." I said (No, I speak German) It was then awkward silence before he hung up.
lol, Idiots. They are even more when the first guy that called was American - thought I was speaking spanish, and called again this time with a Mexican operator.
Dumbasses. If they keep on calling - I'm just going to mess with them even more. XD I guess being forced to take German in high school did pay off.
Anyways, goin home for the holidays tomorrow! So excite
I have... an ART BOOK out!Hey guys, I have an art book out now with some of my best from 2011-2014 They are available here http://www.blurb.com/b/5221909-miranda-s-magic-the-illustration-work-of-miranda-l for around $57.00. (I wish I could make it $20.00 but it won't let me.) It is a hardcover wraparound with 70 pages though on premium luste paper. Take a look if you're interested.I have... an ART BOOK out! in Personal More Like This
Gonna add some more stuff to my society 6 store today as well. You can get the hydra http://railrunnermiranda.deviantart.com/art/The-Hydra-448261819 on tote bags and laptop skins as well as the Twisted sketch "Second Skin" http://railrunnermiranda.deviantart.com/art/Second-Skin-444843964as a T-shirt, tote, etc at http://society6.com/MirandaLeek
Thanks for all the B-day wishes by the way!
F*** U ADOBE ILLUSTRATORI hate you adobe illustrator. I'm a photoshop person. Does anyone here use illustrator? How the hell do you use the eyedropper tool? How the f*** do you use the eraser tool? I'm trying to erase something on a certain layer and it get the whole thing (shows what I erased as white). When I try to use the eyedropper tool, nothing happens or it selects white. PLEASE HELP. PISSED OFF CUZ I HAVE TO MAKE A DEADLINE.F*** U ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR in Personal More Like This
Please Read Before JoiningDecepticon-Nation is a community revolving around fan characters made for the Transformers franchise that label themselves as soldiers of the Decepticon faction. While members may join for the sake of showcasing art and fiction of their Decepticon character or canon Decepticons, the club also has a strong focus on interactive elements.Please Read Before Joining in Personal More Like This
Characters will be able to participate in a plot based game that allows them to collaborate with fellow members and build the characterization of their creation. The method of interaction will include RP or art/fiction based missions, battles, and contests. Please read the rules and guidelines below to learn how to set up your character for the interactive elements, as well as general rules for art submission.
The club's setting takes place in a more Classic G1 type universe. However, OC's from all different universes are welcome to join. This includes Beast Wars/Machines, Animated, the live action movies, Prime, any comic book series, and dare I say Kis
++Credits++ 7/15/15Credits are earned by submitting art and fan fiction that contains your character or fan work for someone else in the group's character. Side Quests receive 5 credits. Written Side Quests must be at least 1000 words. Art must be at least sketchy lines with shading. Some Side Quests may have a lower minimum posted with the journal for that Side Quest so read carefully!++Credits++ 7/15/15 in Personal More Like This
You get one credit for every piece submitted outside of Side Quests. Stories have to be at least 700 words. Art must be at least clean line art or detailed sketching.
OCxCanon, base made art, and tracing does not count for credits. However, you can still submit that type of fan work to the Fodder folder.
While Battle Stars and Rank are your stats and fighting ability, credits are 'money to spend' in the game. There will be stores and some fun interaction with canon characters in the future where these credits can be used. This includes and won't be limited to purchase of weapons, Battle Stars, bribing for a rank up, buyin
Swindle's Emporium of Fabulous Items Under Construction! Please pardon our dust and ignore the grumpy Constructicons. There will always be updates to my store and more items added to my store. Prices are subject to change.Swindle's Emporium of Fabulous Items in Personal More Like This
Leave a comment here with the item you would like to purchase. You do not own that item until I confirm with a reply. Why, its so easy even a Sharkticon could do it!
I am now hiring! I have quite a pile of.. merchandise to go through. Take a little advice from me, don't purchase the first weapon you see just because you want a weapon. I have plenty of other weapons coming soon. I want everyone to be happy with their purchases!
+Battle Grade Taser = 20 credits
Great for hiding in the shadows and knocking out your enemies with.
+Camouflage Device = 40 credits
Battle quality camouflage device. Hide from enemies for short periods of time. Does not work in temperatures above 80, in water, and temperatures below 50.
+EMP Gun = 20 credits
Deconstructing Mary Sue TestWell, two parts of my comic book are completed, and I kinda took a short break from drawing part three - mostly to think on how to construct it. So I might as well write another 'article' in my journal.Deconstructing Mary Sue Test in Personal More Like This
Tonight, I am going to write about that one thing which turned into every modern young creator's fear, and is best described by a quote, supposedly said by Oscar Wilde:
'Every first novel is the author either as Jesus or as Faust'
Yup, that's right - It's Mary Sues and Gary Stus. If you read my older journal entries, you probably know I have certain opinion on topic, But I am not going to defend Mary Sues at all. But the problem is - With all Mary Sue tests and Mary Sue hunters there are Way too many points to declare a character a Mary Sue/Gary Stu, and half of them sound like the Hunters are deliberately mocking the creator, while believing themselves 'Perfect' in their judgment.
So in this entry, I am going to look at some of these 'Mary Sue making' points and tell you why do I belie
Top ten GOOD Mary Sues in existenceWelcome to another ‘Article’ of mine about a subject matter that is a torment for creative wannabes and honey for all brainy wannabes who want to be critics.Top ten GOOD Mary Sues in existence in Personal More Like This
Now, about a month ago I was talking about the Worst Mary Sues ever conceived (To be seen here: http://thelasttrueartist.deviantart.com/journal/Top-10-Worst-Mary-Sues-in-Existence-322123529). Ever since then, I got some new experience concerning the topic, and I concluded, that if we were to judge ‘Mary Sue/ Not Mary Sue’ the way Mary Sue tests and Hunters want to judge, then pretty much every single pop-cultural character is a Mary Sue and Gary Stu.
And I thought – Well, why not try counting down Mary Sues that are actually good? I suppose those who read every single of my journal entries already know that I have the biggest requirements for the story than anything, and it shows with my personal countdown – Pretty much every single ‘Worst’ Mary Sue of mine got there because they wer