Arrietty is an evil movie, apparently...A few months back Fox News went after The Muppets for "promoting the liberal agenda" (whatever the **** that means this week). Miss Piggy got back at them with a scathing remark during an interview shortly after the controversy and we all had a laugh at Fox's expense. Well... Fox is at it again...Arrietty is an evil movie, apparently... in Personal More Like This
This time they're going after Studio Ghibli's "The Secret World of Arrietty" and accusing, once again, that liberal Hollywood's agenda is corrupting children and turning them into "occu-toddlers." They also turned their sights on the new adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. They claim that both movies "demonize the 1%" and that people "offended" by these movies should fight back by... littering. Don't believe me? Watch the video and get ready to facepalm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuFcWkFJZgk
Now I can understand (barely) how a conservative could possibly have an issue with The Lorax since it deals with criticizing the logging industry and promoting the dangers of excessive defore
Lamar Smith is at it again.Lamar Smith, the creator of the two notorious SOPA and PIPA bills, just seems to want to censor everything. After SOPA and PIPA were suspended indefinitely after such overwhelmingly loud opposition from various websites and lawmakers, Lamar is trying to create ANOTHER bill which is almost as bad as the two previous ones combined.Lamar Smith is at it again. in Personal More Like This
This bill (which uses Child Pornography as it's cover) would effectively track every time you look at your bank statement or use a credit card online, and force IP service providers to record your credit card and billing statement info, along with your recent internet search histories, and store them in a "secure" place for 18 months. Anything which looked "suspicious" would immediately be flagged to allow the government to step in.
Since billing statements and online transactions are so common these days, this bill would, In effect, be monitoring everything everyone
Mako Mori vs Samus AranSo I was watching Pacific Rim for the 50th time the other day and it suddenly dawned on me. Mako Mori is Samus Aran.Mako Mori vs Samus Aran in Personal More Like This
As you are all probably aware, I’ve taken a lot of heat in the past for supporting Metroid: Other M, a revolutionary Wii game that had a very unfortunate English translation. The main bulk of Other M’s story focuses on Samus Aran taking orders from her former boss Adam Malcovich as they explore a derelict space station. Her complicated relationship with Adam is a central aspect to Samus’s character, but for reasons that still baffle me, the gaming communities have pretty much ripped to shreds their relationship as being “weak” and “disempowering towards female characters.”
I’ve explained in the past why I disagree with that assessment, but let’s try something else here. Let’s compare Samus Aran to one of the recent pinnacles of strong female characters in FILM: Pacific Rim’s Mako Mori.
Censoring the InternetA few weeks ago I made mention of feminist Anita Sarkeesian who started a kickstarter for a web series called "Tropes Vs Women" specifically centered around how women are portrayed in video games.Censoring the Internet in Personal More Like This
Despite the fact that kickstarters are payed for by people who've made the decision they want to contribute their money to the project, Anita came under attack from gamers for "scamming" audiences when her fund far exceeded the target goal. Just this past week it's come out that a 25 year old man from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, created a video game where the object is to punch the crap out of Anita. Wounds, bruises, and blood gush out the more you beat her up in this virtual game, and it's drawn some widespread attention.
Whether you agree with her viewpoint is not the issue, it's the fact that this retaliation is just "wrong" on so many levels. Do these people realize that what they're doing is shooting themselves in the foot? Making a video game where you beat up someone who's making
Night Raiders - v1.0Hey everyone! I've made a survival minecraft world! It's called Night Raiders! The map was created and designed by me and Darcia, with help from Ashley Staggs.Night Raiders - v1.0 in Personal More Like This
*Two team PVP survival map! Red vs Blue!
*6 players per team for a total of 12 possible combatants!
*Simple automatic player drop system makes the map easy for admins to setup.
*Two unique worlds built from the ground up!
*Both sides have ores and resources the other side needs!
*Lots of hidden pathways, secrets, and treasures sprinkled throughout both worlds!
*The only 2 doors connecting the worlds open and close depending on the time of day and weather conditions. During the day they're closed, but then at night they open up!
*Sneak into enemy territory and steal the precious resources you need to level up your weapons and armor!
*Defend your land from outsiders!
The map is free to download, but I would like to encourage people to visit the site via the following adf.ly http://adf.ly/DIR5n . I know everyone hates those links,
Late Lesson LearnedWhile doing research for the new SYAC, I actually stumbled upon something truthful on TVtropes.org. Usually I take everything from that site with a grain of salt, but this one bit actually was surprisingly honest and truthful about webcomics:Late Lesson Learned in Personal More Like This
Webcomics work on a very different set of standards than other fiction. Almost all webcomic authors are working pretty much entirely alone as they both draw and script their comics and most do not plan any further along than to the end of their current story sometimes not even that far.
Many of them try to adhere to a schedule they aren't really capable of meeting, resulting in them rushing to meet their deadline and making mistakes that should be avoidable. So many of the good 10% lack qualities standard in traditionally professional works. This can be because of the lack of editorial input as well as the lack of lead time. Not all webcomics suffer from this, though, and even the ones that do can still be interesting. Arguably, some str
Merry Christmas Zelda TIMELINE!Nintendo is celebrating Zelda's 25 year anniversary by releasing a Zelda encyclopedia/art book in Japan. From early reports and translations there's something rather unexpected in there... the much sought after Zelda Timeline.Merry Christmas Zelda TIMELINE! in Personal More Like This
Trying to figure out the Zelda timeline has been a geek pastime for decades, and it's only been made more desirable thanks to Nintendo releasing cryptic responses of both "yes we have one" to "no we don't" over the years. With the caveat that this might all be bunk because it's too early to tell just yet, here is how Nintendo sees the Zelda timeline: http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1215301p1.html
First up you need to understand one thing... there IS a split in the timeline thanks to Ocarina of Time. Yes the split timeline theory IS correct... sort of. What you probably didn't know is that the split isn't into two alternate timelines resulting from the different endings... but actually THREE timelines. Let me explain...
In chronological order:
My Minecraft Testificate InfestationIn Minecraft there are these squidward like villagers called Testificates. In a recent update they were given new abilities such as having babies to repopulating a town based on the number of houses there are. Since the requirement for a "house" is simply a room with a roof and a door, I decided to spend my time building a massive city for the Testificates to populate, using a generated village as a starting point.My Minecraft Testificate Infestation in Personal More Like This
After building a number of houses, I began noticing the little children running wild and there becoming quite a LOT of villagers. I undertook a huge task of building a BIG open area underground with a couple doors and lights. Because the area was so big, the Testificates began to... um... OVER populate.
These little buggers reproduced the village so fast that I couldn't keep up and soon they were overflowing out of buildings. Mob attacks couldn't keep up with the rate they were repopulating, and the iron golems that kept spawning (for every 15 villager a new one spawns) made
The Derpy Issue Part 3Seems like I need to clarify a couple things for people. If you don't know what the hullabaloo is all about, please read through the next couple paragraphs. If you're already caught up to the situation please skip to the second half.The Derpy Issue Part 3 in Personal More Like This
In the first season of Friendship is Magic, an animation mistake rendered a background pony with "derpy" eyes. The producers thought it was cute and left it in, occasionally sticking the pony in various scenes. While many people liked calling her Ditzy Doo (based on a remark made in Winter Round Up), the general internet population started calling her Derpy Hooves. Derpy became such a huge phenomenon online that the producers decided to include her in more episodes for Season 2. In Season 2 she started appearing more up close and doing strange things in the backgrounds, making for a fun game of "where's waldo" for the fans. The capper to all this was when Derpy got a speaking role in an episode and was referred to AS Derpy by Rainbow
VVVVVVNo that's not a typo. That's the name of an indi game that is currently available a variety of ways (including the 3DS and Steam). I purchased it on a whim off of the 3DS's eShop and was pleasantly surprised by what I found.VVVVVV in Personal More Like This
Don't let the low level graphics fool you. This is a seriously unique game and the retro feel and chiptune music all work together beautifully. It's kinda like crossing the level difficult insanity of Battle Kid with the exploration style gameplay of Metroid infused with the "no worries try again" aesthetic of Bit Trip Runner.
It's very difficult to describe this game but I'm gonna try anyway. The entire thing is built around the core mechanic of flipping gravity up and down. Your character cannot jump at all. The only way to move around is to flip gravity causing you to fall up or down. The level layouts are phenomenal at keeping you from getting too stuck or worried you might hit something bad, and there are plenty of checkpoints to ensure that you never have to
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 2012 in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconWhat 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?Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
Wed Mar 14, 2012, 7:20 PM
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
Keep Calm And Comic-ConKeep Calm And Comic-Con in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Wed Aug 8, 2012 by techgnotic
This year was especially important to me personally and was a milestone of sorts on
multiple levels and for deviantART as a whole. Many of the reasons why will become clear
over the next few months as announcements are made and new ideas are shared with everyone
in the community.
s the multi dimensional, pop fueled, color exploded dream like haze that was Comic-Con begins
to fully dim and fade from accurate remembrance, I can’t shake the feeling that this year was s
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
Odyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be Imagined in Art Features More Like This
Final Thoughts from Clive Barker
Odyssey. I can think of no better word to describe the journey that took place these past few months.
With the prologue, “They’re Mad, They Are,” I began work on a vessel that was not yet ready for sea. And on that holed ship, together we embarked over open waters towards an unknown destination.
What I then witnessed both touched and humbled me. You, the mighty crew of the HMS Ody
Cosplay Rules The EarthWe need your coolest COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY for display as part of the deviantART Benefit ART Show at the San Diego Comic-Con!Cosplay Rules The Earth in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Proceeds go to the Shriner Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages cosplayers to interact with the hospital’s young burn victims as part of their therapy.
We want to include you in this worthy & fun cause!
All entries must be submitted by June 18th
All entries will need clearance from the photographer and the cosplayer as well as file sizes large enough to produce fine art quality prints.
Don't worry, we will contact you for these after making selections.
You can submit to the "cosplay" folder in the Comic-Con group
Gear up, wig out, have your weapons riot checked and let'
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonAccording to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage. In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace.Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
The Heroic Road Back to Comic-ConThe Heroic Road Back to Comic-Con in Art Features More Like This
Once again, deviantART has answered the call to be a major sponsor in transforming Artists' Alley at Comic-Con International San Diego a chalice for the arts—bigger, but better, smarter, more informative, more connective and more dedicated than ever to the needs and desires of the artists who daily re-imagine and reshape our reality and dreams for the better.
If you are among the privileged ticket holders who braved the storms and seas to reach the core of the labyrinth, come to Artists' Alley, the artists’ oasis that is the liberated territory occupied and administered by deviantART and experience the rush from being washed in today’s most creative art flowing from the heart of our world.
12:15 – 1:15, Room 2 Upper Level
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Crystal RP accountWell I've been meaning to make one for a while now so once I get my charger for my laptop I will make it...im not sure if it's going to be for just Crystal but if your in the middle of a rp im gonna move it to that account..once I make it (:Crystal RP account in Personal More Like This
I get to see my old teacher tomorrow :DMr.T was the BEST ART TEACHER EVER!I get to see my old teacher tomorrow :D in Personal More Like This
He was my art teacher 3 years ago & I finally get to see him after ........3 years c:
I'VE GOT A MANGINA!I'M OLD GREGG!!I'VE GOT A MANGINA! in Personal More Like This
ghoiuytrewqwertyuiuytrewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMO3esSPZXAghoiuytrewqwertyuiuytrew in Personal More Like This
I LOVE THIS SOOOO MUCH
I'VE BEEN ADDICTED TO THE STALLION VERSIONS OF THEM
FOR THE PAST 3 HOURS
AND THIS IS JUST AMAZING!!
HOW DO DEAD!DAVE GIFS?!http://kawaii-shota-booty.tumblr.com/post/48982678046/click-the-photos-for-captions-i-felt-likeHOW DO DEAD!DAVE GIFS?! in Personal More Like This
Lil gam STAHP!! THE FEELS!!YoU WeRe sTiLl/ ThErE In mY HeArT...AnD I KnOw tHaT SoUnDs sIlLy bUt i mEaNiT UnClE KaRkAt aNd eVeN ThO I NeVeR GeT To sEe yOu i aLwAyS PrEtEnD YoUrE WiTh mE *lOoKs uP/ aT HiM SmIlInG WiTh tEaRs sTrEaMiNg dOwN HiS FaCe*Lil gam STAHP!! THE FEELS!! in Personal More Like This
I MiSsEd yOu sO MuCh tHaT I DrEw a pIcTuRe oF . YoU...A...AnD I..i wOuLd tAlK To iT AnD ThE PiCtUrE CaMe wItH Me eVeRyWhErE A..aNd tGe sTuPiD...W..wInD ToOk yOu aWaY FrOm mE!!!
It tOoK My fAvOrItE PeRsOn aWaY FrOm mE!! *cRiEs hArDeR*
Do k..KnOw....H..hOw hEaRtBrOkEn i wAs??
Ill JuSt fLoAt aWaY InTo tHe dEePsEa! Of aLoNe...aNd tHe tIdEs..WiLl sEpArAtE Us
I rped as lil gam
& :iconthehomestuckmaker: was kk
I'm pretty sure there are some
Heyyy check dis bitch out!She's amazing & I effing love her art!!(:Heyyy check dis bitch out! in Personal More Like This
B-day partayy :DMe & :Iconaxelagaraykacopocky: Are going to have a b-day partyB-day partayy :D in Personal More Like This
the theme is Homestuck (:
Almost everyone will be in cosplay ^-^
I'm going to be Drunk sollux...just because fucking YES
& apparently i'm getting a surprise... .-. i want to know what it is
Yep...that is all
PULL A PICCOLOI'm unable to watch this because WOW MY TV PICKED A GREAT TIME TO DIE, so I wasn't able to catch the beginning, but the Toonami Adult Swim joke is still gold.PULL A PICCOLO in Personal More Like This
*sigh* Wish I could've been able to tape this glory.
EDIT: OH MY GOD TOM REVIEWED MASS EFFECT 3.
"He's got 99 problems and these bitches are the main one"
Throwing it out thereA few weeks ago, someone popped in the stream and dropped off a Heavy-tan fanart. I was busy at the time and didn't get to properly thank them; waited to see if I'd see them again, but no sign. So wanted to throw a thank you to that artist, hopefully they'll see this?Throwing it out there in Personal More Like This
I also want to thank everyone and anyone else I've forgotten to properly reply to: precious little free time mixed with an evershifting message box makes it hard to keep track of things. orz
2013 Resolutions- Color more2013 Resolutions in Personal More Like This
- Get better at coloring
- Get more efficient at coloring
- Try more styles
- Buy and play Dragon's Crown
- Talk to people more
- Draw more in general
- Make character ref sheets
- Do another BE contest
- Open commissions
- ... Maybe start Ego Trigger.
Oh fuck TumblrI posted the "Before the war" comic first in our AT thread on /co/, then over here on dA.Oh fuck Tumblr in Personal More Like This
I don't have a tumblr account, but some of my friends do, and they showed me that it sorta exploded over there, and I think now tumblr people are peeking in here.
Oh god, they're looking at my animu boobs.
"AWH MAN I wish I could watch him on dA. but he draws crazy huge boobs. awk."
"okay so, i went to this persons tumblr was immediately greated by GIGANTIC animu tit and i was all about to roll my eyes but then i read this:
I don't have a tumblr account, but some of my friends do, and they showed me that it sorta exploded over there, and I think now tumblr people are peeking in here.
Oh god, they're looking at my animu boobs.
laughed out loud and now im following them "
DilemmaI'm torn on which I should do next: open art trades, or open commissions?Dilemma in Personal More Like This
IT'S RIKE VENGEANCE BUT REVENGEOh god lolIT'S RIKE VENGEANCE BUT REVENGE in Personal More Like This
Also, I can't get over these totally-human-looking people just apparently being Samurai Jack robots.
And for some reason, the colors feel odd. It's nice to see COLOR, but... somehow odd for Metal Gear, you know?
More like Metal Gear: Fruit Ninja, amirite.
Anyway, my opinion: I'm honestly in the middle. Feels odd to me and I'm not quite sold on some aspects of it, but other parts are amusing and different for the series, especially since it's not supposed to be treated as a real installment of the main series.
Saw the Expendables 2Had its little faults here and there (occasional bad/weird voice acting and line delivery), but a stupidly fun movie.Saw the Expendables 2 in Personal More Like This
We all chuckled and laughed often at all of the lines and in-jokes in the movie. Go in expecting action and good ol' dumb fun.
Annnnnnd, Arnold and Sylvester are both going to be in their own movies later in the future. :U
Sakuracon 2013Going to be going to Sakuracon this Saturday. I'm going to be wearing my Captain America sweater and wearing a brown Metal Gear carrier bag if you want to try and spot me.Sakuracon 2013 in Personal More Like This
Most of the time I'll probably hang around Artist Alley, but I'm going to try and make Twitter posts to say where I'm currently at.
I know of at least two dA friends that will be there, so maybe we could all hang out.
Gah, in case you haven't seen the Avengers yetand you plan to without spoilers, please don't view my JUST submitted comic (the Sleep one) until you do.Gah, in case you haven't seen the Avengers yet in Personal More Like This
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
I HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.I discovered Kim Jung Gi during my years living in South Korea when I came across his first sketchbook in '09. It was a blue and red bible of non-stop art. it made me cry. SEEING him do what he does, however, makes me contemplating giving up art altogether, lol. T________T #SoGoodI HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL. in Personal More Like This
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS? in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART? in Personal More Like This
Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?
Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....It's good to be schooled and have experience working for different people.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.... in Personal More Like This
Just be careful not to spend your entire life using your skills to make everyone else's dreams come true.
Be sure to make room for your dreams in this life as well.
Good luck on your projects for 2012!!!
COMIC BOOK ARTIST NEEDED!My colleague Brandon Easton, writer of Shadowlaw graphic novel, Transformers for The HUB as well as Thundercats for the WB is looking for a new artist to draw his next graphic novel project. It is a paying gig of course. it's called "DOMINION'S LIGHT."COMIC BOOK ARTIST NEEDED! in Personal More Like This
*FOR INFORMATION ON THE STORY, STYLE AND APPROACH, GO HERE *:http://www.killingthegrizzly.com/dominions-light-by-brandon-easton-jeff-stokely/
* FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS INCLUDING RATES, CONTRACTS & SCHEDULES, CONTACT BRANDON HERE*: http://brandoneaston2009.deviantart.com/
Good luck on your projects!
TITMOUSE'S "MOTOR CITY" Preview !!!!!Here's A glimpse into the future and a hope of what America's new Generation will bring back to America: High quality animated action shows on tv produced ALL IN AMERICA. My current boss, Chris Prynoski (MTV's "DOWNTOWN" years ago) has returned triumphantly with one of the most ground-breaking animated kids action shows ever produced, "Motor City" on DISNEY XD, by his company/studio, the mighty & creative Titmouse Cartoons.TITMOUSE'S "MOTOR CITY" Preview !!!!! in Personal More Like This
the first episode is now FREE to watch on ITUNES here:
MOTOR CITY, premiered Monday, primetime at 9:30 pm on DISNEY's new action channel for kids, " DISNEY XD"
This is proof that we can do it all here. Keep originality alive, keep clear of people who project their own fears onto you in doubting you and just go for it. Don't be afraid to try the impossible, domestically, or abroad!
"The industry isn't crumbling, YOU'RE CRUMBLING" - Ralph Bakshi
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute.NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT! in Personal More Like This
APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE:
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:
"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.
The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
They Fired Back, We Need to Fire Back Even HarderMegaupload is gone, courtesy of the federal government despite no SOPA or PIPA (yet) - http://techland.time.com/2012/01/19/feds-shut-down-megaupload-com-file-sharing-website/They Fired Back, We Need to Fire Back Even Harder in Personal More Like This
Megaupload got taken down because our corporate masters at USGov Incorporate are pissed. Which is weird they took it out on them because Megaupload is always polite with responding to any and all DMCA notices immediately.
Some interesting quotes I heard today.
"There's no point protesting SOPA. The USA is a rogue government and will do what they want regardless of a bill passing. The time to protest SOPA and PIPA is over, the time to protest the USA Government itself has begun."
"Shutting down Megaupload because you can find lots of illegal movies and music in there is like shutting down New York because you could find lots of illegal guns and drugs in there. With the only difference that music and movies don't kill."
And so on. In a world where their case was just "they're stealing stuff"...and it was whit
A Quest of DragonsA Quest of DragonsA Quest of Dragons in Personal More Like This
I did it. After three years, I opened up my DS holder and turned on my Nintendo DS. The battery actually still lasted a few hours without needing a recharge. I can remember why I dropped playing it because it’s awkward to hold and it can be quite a time sink. I’m playing Dragon Quest IV and I have some interesting reactions.
Intro – Okay…ooo the main character gender choice and a shapeshifting friend. Cool!....And that’s it.
*Only manly knights wear pink*
Chapter 1 – Someone else now…okay. Ragnar…a guard guy. Cool cool. *Levels a lot* I finally found the blasted kids. It was a lot of going around and asking people stuff to trigger the right thing. But I leveled so much it helped a lot. Healing is the big problem. Oh yay! Healie! The healslime! I always wanted a non-human in my party!...Why isn’t he leveling up? I want to keep him and snuggle his slimy-ness and oozy and gooey love. I also like that he’s going
Today Was A ReliefI got my 50 dollars back on the fiber bars. And I decided to buy a bit of flaxseed (tastes gross…should've mixed it in with something or got the ground-up version. I also got a bit of psylleum spelling…fiber. But that's a tough one because it needed to be with a lot of water. A lot. But I'm taking it slow working back to a happy gut.Today Was A Relief in Personal More Like This
I didn't get a chance to buy a good fiber cereal but that's my next plan and filter cleaning and a lot of other laundry will come tomorrow/later.
You see…you know…election. And now relief…because it's over. And I don't have to fret for another four years. I hope they're improving years. I really do. I'm looking forward to what comes next with my best hopes. A lot of cycle was involved having to fight to keep out of the discriminatory hate speech and rape talk and ignorance. I am so glad that side didn't prevail but I have no idea how progress will be made when that kind of mentality will likely persist among the craziest people for the next four years. I'm
Girls Und Panzer Makes No Darn SenseI'm kinda repeating myself here because I feel like I've said this before.Girls Und Panzer Makes No Darn Sense in Personal More Like This
http://i.imgur.com/ZD4mE.png - But yeah...to just about every scene. You cannot simply copy paste the word of something like soccer or lacrosse with tanks. It does not equate...it's like paintball vs. a gunfight.
And the fact that Girls Und Panzer is the most wildly successful anime out of any this season in Japan...by several multiples...So I managed to watch episode 4...the first "battle" per say. I can kinda get some of the appeal. If it was a mock battle...like how paintball is.
http://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/12c1we/girls_und_panzer_04_discussion_spoilers/c6txvl7 - I went looking for notes explaining stuff.
"You are not allowed to hit any people with the (tank) cannon. To kill someone like that would disqualify you."
Oh...well that's good to know as random corpses are littering a street that the team at least got disqualified.
"Both the ammunition used and the armour plating are regulated. So
*Watches Humanity Has Declined 8*...*blinks a bit*...*sits down**Watches Humanity Has Declined 8* in Personal More Like This
...*at a loss for words*
I know I say this a lot with this show, but this show is weird. But weird more in ways you don't expect. It was clearly made by someone who is simultaneously a bit pervy, deeply aware of classic sci-fi literature...and one of the best writers of dialogue for anime I've ever seen.
Okay...first of all....this two set absolutely killed Endless Eight, by which I mean EE looks like a lazy waste by comparison. But then most anything would. This is how you do a time travel episode in an anime. Short of Madoka 9...this was the best I've seen an episode take time travel. It also feels like it follows the speculation about self identity Iori set down in episode 4 of Kokoro Connect. In fact, I would nominate that episode and this in particular for Kerina favorites of summer 2012.
There is a short story by Arthur C. Clarke which this episode instantly reminded me of. But it's basically leading to the best/most groan-inducing pun....intended
Watched Several Theses Defended TodayWe had thesis defense day. I was so happy all the people I knew made it and I actually knew all five people who came to give theirs.Watched Several Theses Defended Today in Personal More Like This
The first was sexual enslavement in The Scarlet Letter. Male and female kind and then sexual freedom in the character of Pearl as angelic figure. Okay. The powerpoint to go with was so darn long though.
Then a fun one, vampires progressing from monsters to villains to anti-heroes to superheroes in folklore from Bram Stoker's Dracula to the present day. A lot of "wilderness embodied in vampires" stuff. I wish I could get a copy of that guy's thesis. He introduced a lot of movies and other elements and on the whole made it very interesting.
Then there was the person presenting on Flannery O'Connor .violence as next to godliness and a man being raped leading to his divine redemption. Now I remember why I don't read Flannery O'Connor. I also didn't really like the presentation because of the preachy presenter whose brother was there too. I got annoyed th
Let's Talk About E3Sleep helped my throat some but it’s still lousy. Nasal dripping crap.Let's Talk About E3 in Personal More Like This
But let’s talk about E3. I was surprised Nintendo did their conference the way they did but it made for a concise and focused trailer which could be passed around to everyone online. In fact it almost seems like Nintendo is figuring out what it means to be online with gaming. Maybe…possibly.
Charlie X – “Is that a girl?”
But seriously, this kinda emerged on the internets. So we have open-world Zelda Wii U (Skyrim Zelda-style maybe?) and we see the trailer. Actually when questioned about it later, those involved in the game were coy to whether the character in the trailer is Link/Zelda/Someone New. I like either possibility but there’s one that hasn’t been considers. It’s Link but you can change the character appearance and possibly even like in a regular RPG like Skyrim. I’m sticking to this theory until proven otherwise as a create-a-ch
Never Ever Break A Pinkie Pie Swear...EVERhttp://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly5v8h276O1r2eva2o3_500.gif - run....Never Ever Break A Pinkie Pie Swear...EVER in Personal More Like This
And Pinkie is officially scary again. But still cute.
So it was Saturday so I'll get my MLP reaction out of the way firstly.
It was a lot of fun. The best scene was probably given away by the teaser HUB posted but there were still a lot of great scenes.
Derpy fans are now in a puddle of happy. Or not...who knows with the internet but I found it cute.
Speaking of puddles...outhouses. Wow...yeah...that actually surprised me the most.
It was a good episode. You can guess where it's going. They did try a couple things which did kinda surprise me. It was a lot of fun though and especially cathartic after today.
And why? Because mom threw up just the other day, two doctors came to consult and yet...they want to rubber stamp her release. Because why bother taking responsibility when heaving a sick person on tired people is much cheaper to them. We will be able to restart the caregivers immediately at least.
Reality May Be Messing With MeI mentioned this yesterday but I wanted to follow-up because of a couple of things.Reality May Be Messing With Me in Personal More Like This
First of all, I wake up and I hear on TV about a venture capitalist putting together some sort of creative venture where micro-donations of several thousand dollars will go to different cartoon projects. This is the iffiest one of the day because I don't remember the name and was sleepy at the time. If anyone has further info on this...feel free to tell me.
Then, remember I wished that Kickstarter had TV shows or even animes and such... - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/729054704/the-new-kind?ref=recommended
Saw that through io9. PLUGGING THIS ONE HARD! Double Fine has 2 million dollars so this one deserves a bit of money their way. I WANT TO FUND CREATIVING! Granted Kickstarter does these kind of projects from time to time but this one is much more promising.
So there you...a bit odd...
But then I'm buying stuff at Target and humming Pinkie's Smile song and thinking that she would be good for selli
Pleasing An Audience vs. Challenging ThemTowards the bottom of the NEWS section, you'll find a video about Evangelion which I watched a little while ago which got me thinking about the audience of a work.Pleasing An Audience vs. Challenging Them in Personal More Like This
The author of the video refers a lot to what one might call mass media vs more individualized works. On the one hand you have a product which is being worked over. You have elements which have been researched to sell and need to be there. He gives the example of romance novels and the character types and later talks about the audience surrogate. At the same time, he mentions how once the points have been hit on a product, there's a point where the people creating can kinda work on getting stuff past the radar, so to speak, translate a bit of their own creativity into a work.
This is just one part of the video where he goes into the perspective of Evangelion and how it challenged what he even puts above otaku culture…the super-fan (which I consider by name to be an oxymoron because it's actually people who abuse that which th
So, now what?Now that my personal goal Banzai Pecan is out on the world (On sale this week here: http://www.desura.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-for-the-young-century , here: http://www.indievania.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-young-century , or if you're one of those people who torrent small indie games, at least donate a dollar or something on our main page here: http://seriousimpact-works.com/ ), it's time to finally get back to art.So, now what? in Personal More Like This
As some of you might have noticed, I'm a huge Sengoku BASARA fan. Working on a small stupid comic on the side.
Also trying to run a tumblr page:
And importantly, commissions are sort of re-opened. Query about rates and what not.
Oh. We're also getting started on a new project later this year, too. Patience for a reveal on that.
Otherwise, same, usual black guy stuff.
Holy crap, it DOES exist.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=275698585814304Holy crap, it DOES exist. in Personal More Like This
You know that one game me and a motley crew of people have been slaving over for a few years?
Wow, could you not?Yeah, to whomever is the following:Wow, could you not? in Personal More Like This
Seriously. Stop harassing me. You don't like something? Avoid it and ignore it.
Also, putting this up as a heads up to anyone, really. This fool literally makes new accounts just to harass other artists, claiming she's "defending her sisters' foul mouthed opinion" on character pairings.
Seriously... is this 2004? Are people really that daft and ignorant?
In either case, my only commentary on this: find something better to do than to jump on dA with your white-knight B.S. Oh, and blocking me before I respond? Classy. Grow up.
Tumbling downhttp://brothakyo.tumblr.com/Tumbling down in Personal More Like This
I have a tumblr now, foo.
Now you get to see some stuff on there I may or may not post over here.
Fun people are fun.And that's what makes the world go round, especially the eccentric.Fun people are fun. in Personal More Like This
I need to update this thing with actual art things, eh?
OH HEY NOW THAT I'M NOT FEELING WILY, THIS:
Banzai Pecan is done! Get ready to regain justice in the year 20XX!
Starting back from basics... again.Now that crazy stuff and ambitions (Pst - http://www.desura.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-for-the-young-century and http://www.indievania.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-young-century !) have been put out there, new ambitions as well as new comics, one fan-related and one original, have begun.Starting back from basics... again. in Personal More Like This
Also getting my hands dirty with random art crap again; need to get my mojo back. The last three months have kind of taken a depressing toll on me, but you know me; hard to keep me down for long.
Are commissions re-open again? Maybe, but you'll have to personally contact me; last person to commission me was a bit of a dick, (Actually kinda hope he's reading this.) and just turned me off from the whole thing, but I'm not too closed-minded, so...
Okay, enough personal life crap; time to get the ball rolling again.
Anime-themed Indie Bundle, including BANZAI PECAN.Oh, we in there.Anime-themed Indie Bundle, including BANZAI PECAN. in Personal More Like This
Recently, an Anime-themed Indie Bundle has been released, including Alpha Kimori, Planet Stronghold, and our very own BANZAI PECAN. Five bucks gets the whole set, and for an extra two, you get to support alphas Fatal Theory and Quest Run, both also on Desura!
Get it here: http://indiebundle.org/anime-bundle/
HOLY COW!THERE ARE... *GASP* FAN PAIRINGS?! OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS?!HOLY COW! in Personal More Like This
ON THE INTERNET?!?!?!
ALERT AL GORE! WE HAVE A SERIOUS CODE RED.
D-DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?!!
CALL JOHNNY QUEST.
(Oh hey, I'm updating more. Huzzah.)
Wild and Groovy sounds available for cheap!The BANZAI PECAN soundtrack is available on our bandcamp: http://luminousriot.bandcamp.com/album/banzai-pecan-last-hope-for-the-young-century-official-soundtracksWild and Groovy sounds available for cheap! in Personal More Like This
Groove to the wild anime stylings of the 80s and 90s in Pecan's world! Also included, I extended some of the key tracks, as well as dug up some old unused tracks from when we begun the project!
48 tracks for 4 bucks? I know, that's two meals at a fast food joint. That's temporary though!
FUN NOODLE BUNNY BASHING BOOB SIMULATORIf fun-noodle booby babes busting bad bunny butt is your type of leg fetish, then do I have a game for you!FUN NOODLE BUNNY BASHING BOOB SIMULATOR in Personal More Like This
WE HAVE BOOBS! BUY OUR CRAPPY GAME!*
*Recommended "marketing" campaign by anonymous "fan"**
**Possibly not a fan***
***Oh, and Banzai Pecan is out.
Monster High Create-A-Monster ContestMonster HighMonster High Create-A-Monster Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!
There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!
Don't forget to name your creation. If you get stuck for names, try naming your creation after famous monsters like the rest of the Monster High™ ghouls are, like Draculaura™ and Frankie Stein™
Be yourself. Be unique. Be a MONSTER!™
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New Ways to Receive Prints Profits!At deviantART, we're all about supporting artists any way we can. We do this is by giving our members a platform for displaying their art, tools to exchange comments and critiques, and avenues for finding new friends and mentors all over the world.New Ways to Receive Prints Profits! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We also want to help artists by providing a place to sell their art, which we've done for years through our Prints program. Because the process of receiving payments from your art sales has been less than ideal, we've worked hard on a new earnings system. We've heard your feedback and suggestions, and want to give you a preview of three ways you will be able to receive profits from the Prints that you've sold. Check out these changes coming soon!
Points, PayPal, and Checks
With our new program, we're adding ways to instantly receive payments, all of which will be found in the new and improved My Earnings page.
The simplest way to receive your Prints profits will be throu
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Make Money Selling Premium ContentMake Money Selling Premium Content in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sell Digital Downloads
DeviantART allows you to make your high quality stock, photoshop files, tutorials, comics, fonts, pixel art, textures, adoptables, brushes, line art, and more available for download. Edit your deviation, set your price, and generate profits. Withdraw profits as cash, or make purchases on deviantART.
How to Start
To sell an existing deviation as a digital download, edit your piece and check the box for “Premium Content.” Upon saving, you’ll have the opportunity to review the usage licenses and set your price! We support the sale of everything from high-res image files or image sets to PSDs and zip files!
in Your Gallery
Enable Premium Content on your deviation
Still want to know more about selling Digital Downloads on deviantART?
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!New! Post to multiple places!Publish a Journal to Multiple Places! in Personal More Like This
Since the release of Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer, there's been one feature in particular that we've been itching to release, and we're happy to announce that it's ready! Sta.sh Writer now allows for publication to multiple outlets, including your Gallery, Journal, or Group Journals.
How does it work?
1. Head to Sta.sh Writer and begin writing your entry.
2. Choose a skin for your Group from the right hand panel.
3. When you're ready to publish, choose any combination of your Journal, the Journal Portal (browseable by all deviants), and your Groups of which you are in an administrative class.
These options are perfect for those who may want to post the same message to their personal Journal and one or more of their Groups.
Keep in mind!
Submitters, be sure that you have the appropriate privileges to post Journals and/or deviati
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales' in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
For What It's Worth..."For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again." - Benjamin ButtonFor What It's Worth... in Personal More Like This
Days gone by...First of, thanks for your kind messages on my previous post bout my numb hand incident. I'll be sure to take breaks in between painting on screen regularly now. Second, how's everybody? Sorry I don't pay much a visit here nowadays. (Im more active on Tumblr if you peeps haven't known that yet) Plus, i'm about to finish my last few weeks of school assignments and projects so that's gonna be cool but cringe worthy to look forward to.Days gone by... in Personal More Like This
Though I'm not posting it up here, but I'm open for commissions on Tumblr site. Its the same standard price list from previous and I'm gonna take in five slots now due to my busy schedule (then I'll take in more if my schedule permits it). So yeah, drop me an email instead of notes on DevART if interested.
Meanwhile, you folks take care. I'll see you all around if I'm alive online. Thanks for hanging out with me.
Why repost and remove my signature...why?WHY would people do such a stupid thing like REPOSTING MY ARTWORK and remove my SIGNATURE STAMP? There are SHARE BUTTONS to TWITTER, TUMBLR, IMGUR, REDDIT, FACEBOOK NEXT TO THE ARTWORKKKSSSSSS ARRGH GUH~! USE THEM!!!Why repost and remove my signature...why? in Personal More Like This
I don't mind sharing, BUT if you fucking repost some shizz of mine, because you either too ignorant, or just lazy as fuck to use the share buttons - SOURCE CREDIT THEM~!!!! DO THIS NOT FOR ME BUT FOR ALL ARTISTS AS WELLLLL!!!! YOU MAKE ME WANNA GO LEMONGRABZZZZ ON YOUR ASSES.
REMOVING SIGNATURE = STEALING. DOES THAT COMPUTE? Lets not go there. OH YOU KNOW WHAT YOU JUST DID, SO DON'T PRETEND TO ACT ALL CONFUSED AT ME FOR ACTING I'M ALL CRAY CRAY!
(calm down Satan).
Well, shame on you people. You disappoint me and yourself... and in your life in general.
P/S: I removed the link, in case people wanna start a MOB and burn witches and stuff. Please, don't. Be dark knights and silent guardians to take care and watch over ur artist friends and communities and report back to t
Some Current UpdatesSo yeah, Krisha Moeller a.k.a. the fluffyshrimp :iconthefluffyshrimp: has extended an invitation to me, to be one of the next artists for their interview for AskTheArtist, an artist interviewing group that promotes artists' endeavors and allows them to engage and inform their fans.Some Current Updates in Personal More Like This
more details below:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
WHEN: Friday, December 7th @ 7pm PST (Los Angeles, USA). Time Zone Converter --> http://www.timeanddate.com/
WHERE: To participate in the interview, you must be in BOTH the following chatrooms --> http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/AtAChat and http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/ATAInterview
Well, hope to see you folks there and I'll give it a shot to answer most questions. (Fingers crossed)
Other news, a fellow Deviant :icondevlin2010: has just launched a kickstarter project http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/718712505/neon to raise funds to work on a comic b
Just relax and some chatsHey people, how are you guys and girls hanging? its already 'Spring' in Melbourne and its still chilly here.Just relax and some chats in Personal More Like This
Just thought I should be updating my journal and catch up a little with you all once in awhile.
I've been busy with my assignments in class and making steady progress and that's a good thing i guess. well, I might start taking art commissions again but setting up the exact date is still yet to be confirmed. Other than that, let's just sit back for awhile and relax and just chill.
Yeah, let's just do that.
So... its been a long seven years in DevART here and made a few online friends and regular contacts. Some are cool and others are...well weird. But I guess that's the charm of it. Kinda blessed that I have you peeps and reading your feedbacks and comments saying that my work often inspired your creativity, motivations to strive to be better at art and having my art influenced younger kids here. I read them, all of them, as much as I can and try to reply to you all, the best pos
Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing DayNot that kind of Boxing Day. Please do not punch your loved ones.Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day in Personal More Like This
Have a good one, folks!
Almost There....My assignments are coming to an end... I'm almost there.Almost There.... in Personal More Like This
Name ChangeSo yeah, I've changed my DevART username because its time to leave that silly Japanese wannabe pen-name/nick behind and use my real birth name for my profession as an illustrator. Besides, I prefer people call me by my real name nowadays.Name Change in Personal More Like This
Well, how's ur day been going? I've been busy doing a lot of house-cleaning for Chinese New Year celebrations and furiously painting my next piece for the TOMB RAIDER Reborn Art Contest. Till then, stay safe, and love one another.
RIP Ray Harryhausen.http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55012302/ray-harryhausen-diesRIP Ray Harryhausen. in Personal More Like This
Your creations scared the living sh*t out of me as a kid.
Loved you for it!
Olympic Fire and IndustryWell; the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics certainly was .surprising.Olympic Fire and Industry in Personal More Like This
As I predicted; there was quite a bit of content that just had me squirming in my chair, thinking "No! NO! Why did you do that?!". The absurdity of the nod to the NHS, for example, and the sudden appearance of various storybook villains, which felt (for lack of a better word) "Disney".
However; the "historical" section of the ceremony's opening half utterly blew me away. An unexpected appearance by Kenneth Branagh, playing Isambard Kingdom Brunel (who essentially WAS the Industrial Revolution), began a spectacular sequence that pretty much summed up what Britain's past was all about; fire and industry.
It was, without a doubt, the highlight of the entire spectacle, and if you either didn't get the chance to catch it or didn't bother to watch it, I urge you to track it down online!
And then there was James Bond .charged with the most difficult seduction of his career.
Yes. That really was her. I couldn'
Don't drive in NorwayWildlife straying onto the roads isn't such a big problem here on fair Albion. We've killed most of it.Don't drive in Norway in Personal More Like This
In other parts of the world, however, it's a continuing threat. Such as in Norway, where a man recently swerved to avoid a moose.....and hit a bear.
Y'see, city-folk: THIS is where you need bull-bars.
A little chickenwire over the windows wouldn't hurt, either.....
The man of small steps.Some people you just think of as being immortal.The man of small steps. in Personal More Like This
RIP - Neil Armstrong
One dead console.My XBox 360 died last night.......again.One dead console. in Personal More Like This
I was merrily replaying Modern Warfare 3 and was on the final mission when the screen went funky. Now, this happened 3 or 4 years ago, so I knew what was going to happen; I turned the console off in the hope that a reset would solve the funky-screen issue, but rather than a clear image - I get no image at all.
It's a known problem, especially with the first generation of 360 machines and as mine is a "Launch Team" version (If you worked for M$ at the time, they gave you a special edition one with green plating) it certainly falls into that category.
Something to do with the cheap, shoddy soldering used by M$.
Looks like I'll be better off just replacing it with one of the new streamline models, which is a shame, because last time I got my current one repaired I also had it pimped out with these awesome green internal running lights that made it look nuclear-powered or something
(What? It was a fun little extra!)
"8 years of service is pretty
No Death Star for you.I didn't know this until now, but the White House is obliged to respond to to a petition with over 25,000 signatures. This meant they HAD to dignify the request of 30,000+ US citizens that the US construct a full sized, functional Death Star with an answer.No Death Star for you. in Personal More Like This
I'm not quite sure what percentage of those 30,000+ citizens realise that using a planet-destroying laser to take out people on the planet on which you live is an ever-so-slightly flawed agenda.....
Probably won't stop the Chinese, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLlbsyYUEw&featurelayer_detailpage#t=1375s
Yay for American Independence. No, really!An odd statement for a quasi-neo-imperialist to say, I know, but if the Colonials hadn't (justifiably) got shirty over lack of representation in Parliament, the British Empire would never have become the behemoth that it did.Yay for American Independence. No, really! in Personal More Like This
Thanks to the rebellion/revolution, the British Government changed the way it conducted itself so as to ensure such an incident would never happen again.
Had they not, a revolution similar to that seen in France, 1789, would have very likely occurred on home turf.
The French leadership maintained their "all powerful" façade, and in assisting the American colonies, spent a fortune. This further angered their already irate people, who, in seeing that it could be done, decided to have a little revolution of their own.
So, with the economy booming thanks to renewed transatlantic trade between Fair Blighty and the newly formed United States and with Britain's arch enemy France focused on tearing itself apart, there was nothing to stop the Empire's expansion.
By 1922, i