Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us. in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
Is he a good man?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HaiGKiUuikIs he a good man? in Personal More Like This
Also, it's just a fan-piece, but I love this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzNuZuRcUxM
SlendermaidsI only really click on the thumbnails that appear on DA’s front page if they look good. I think most people do. A couple of days ago, there was a fabulous pencil-rendered image that caught my eye. I clicked on it, looked at it, admired the work, added the artist to my watch list and then noticed the minor anatomical flaw.Slendermaids in Personal More Like This
It was a simple error, one probably born from a mix of the figure’s position on the page and the artist being so eager to start working the image up that they began before double-checking their construction lines (if they use them at all).
My mind, working in the way it does, saw a funny cartoon in it, and, me being me, I drew it, posted it and fully accept the consequences of it and the reaction of the audience, good or bad.
A little while later, another idea popped into my head. This one inspired purely by the concept of long-armed mermaids and the cartoon I had drawn, not the minor flaw in another artist’s quality work.
(This is how inspiration wo
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing. in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Inspiring GamesI’ve been asked to list which video/computer games I like. I actually compiled a list a while back, with the intention of writing something slightly lengthier than a journal update.Inspiring Games in Personal More Like This
The list is not so much what I think are good games – games age and some of them now play like a dog – but they are titles that most inspired me. They either introduced me to new concepts or changed how I saw things.
I won’t go into detail on why each was important to me (that’ll take too long to write!) but if you’re familiar with both my work and these titles, you’ll probably spot where I picked up certain things from.
(Listed in the order of which I first played them)
Cops and Robbers (C64)
The Last Ninja (C64)
Spy vs Spy 2 (C64)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive)
Sim City (Mac)
Prince of Persia (Mac)
Diggers (Amiga CD32)
Monkey Island 2 (Mac)
TIE Fighter (PC)
Alone in the Dark (PC)
Ultima Underworld (PC)
Going full retard."you know anywere to get scans of little victory of free? looks good but I would never pay for such a small comic"Going full retard. in Personal More Like This
Actual note, to me, and, regardless of the author's obviously diminished mental capacity, winner of my "Ass-hat of the year" award.
Russia under the Cult of Putin?I really thought China was going to be the big problem for the 21st Century. They’re quietly taking over chunks of Africa and South America in order to leach them for resources, they’re trying to expand their reach in the Pacific by challenging claims over strategic islands (and when that fails, they BUILD new ones!) and their human rights record is smeared with the blood and filth of their own poor.Russia under the Cult of Putin? in Personal More Like This
That one of the “old” superpowers would do something to upset the delicate balance that’s been in place since the end of the Cold War was unthinkable. After everything that happened in the 20th century and the blanket of fear and doubt it cast over the world, what kind of person would risk a return to the dark days?
Well, Putin gave the answer, there. I thought the chap was sinister, but ultimately harmless. A cool headed fellow that had as much pride in his nation as any other Russian. For a while last year I was even thinking; we really don’t need firs
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According 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. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Odyssey Into 2012: Engage Wonderment Update!Attention all Odyssey "Tokyo Zephyr" Participants! Your opportunity to be a published artist as a part of "Tokyo Zephyr" is here. "Tokyo Zephyr" (yes, that will be the "Odyssey" book's name!) is coming closer and closer to publication! (The chosen charity for all proceeds to rain upon will be UNICEF.)Odyssey Into 2012: Engage Wonderment Update! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Apr 18, 2012, 7:30 PM
Engage Wonderment: Update!
Attention all Odyssey “Tokyo Zephyr” Participants!
Your opportunity to be a published artist as a part of “Tokyo Zephyr” is here. “Tokyo Zephyr” (yes, that will be the “Odyssey” book’s name!) is coming closer and closer to publication! (The chosen charity for all proceeds to rain upon will be UNICEF.)
We are now encouraging submissions for:
Illustrations for Chapter 7 & Chapter 8 covers;
Three (3) poem
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
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
The Stock Market - No. 8depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 8 in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 8|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Valentine by faestock
Summertime Sadness by khellfinte
LADY DOWNSTAIRS1600s by JiaJenn31
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 4 in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
Getting some stuff off my chestI don't really know how to start this journal off. I don't really know what exactly to say, even. But this has to be said before I let myself shrug it off like everything else.Getting some stuff off my chest in Personal More Like This
If you're a longtime watcher, then you know I've been struggling with depression for about a year and a half. Honestly, it's been longer, but that's when I really came to accept it for what it was. Lately, I've been telling myself to just not let anything get to me--to find my smile and laugh back, and not the slightly fake ones I've been wielding for the past few months. To tell the complete truth, that hasn't really been working.
Writing is my way to vent. My way to channel my emotions and feelings into something that I can show them in another manner other than ugly thoughts. But, writing is also my way to create new worlds and tell countless stories of people and lands that I've devised in my messed up head. A couple weeks ago, my LA Honors teacher basically told me I can't write essays or the like that will
Birthday and updatesSooo...today is my birthday, obviously. It's strange how much I've matured over the past year. I look back on this day only a year ago, and there's such a change...I went from this hyper little Hetalia-obsessed idiot to a cynical and, well...mature person who thinks things through more. I'm not bragging in the least. I just am really shocked at how much life has changed me in a year. I feel old.Birthday and updates in Personal More Like This
Anyway. Thank you to everyone who has wished me a happy birthday. It means a lot. I'm so lucky to have such wonderful supporters. <3 AND THANK YOU FOR THE PLETHORA OF LLAMAS THAT HAVE BEEN SPAMMING ME FOR THE PAST WEEK OR SO. OHMYGOSH WHY. ;W; I LOOOOOVE YOU ALL.
As for writing updates, well...life has killed my muse. I've not been in a writing mood at all recently, and it's really distressing since I have a request to write as a prize. Also, I began an original story a couple weeks ago, and the prologue is the only thing I have done. I want to write more, but...every time I go to do
A couple updatesSorry if this journal skin is too much to look at but holy crap I love it. And I'm not really a fan of Miku. Or Vocaloid in general. But I do like Luka and Gakupo. Anyway.A couple updates in Personal More Like This
I've been...doing better. In terms of mental health, I suppose. This entire week, actually, I've been sick. I've missed school Tuesday, Wednesday, and today. It sucks. I've come down with the influenza/cold/fever thing that's been attacking my area relentlessly. Woohoo eastern Iowa. Hopefully I'll be okay to go tomorrow so I can get all my make up work...this weekend if going to be nothing but homework. Ugh.
Back on the mental health bit. I've been...I don't know. I've not been incredibly and utterly depressed and whatnot since I posted my rants. I guess it did help to vent, then. But I'm still taking a writing hiatus. I'm sorry. It's just that if I can't get in the writing mood, then what's the point of posting mediocre pieces?
My laptop is still at Geek Squad. They think the hard drive was bad to begin with in the
''Don't forget.''Happy October 3, Fullmetal Alchemist fans.''Don't forget.'' in Personal More Like This
Today is the day Edward and Alphonse Elric began the journey to get their bodies back.
What better way to celebrate than with a Greed journal skin?
In all seriousness, though, FMA is the series that has taught me so much. It's taught me to be strong, to keep moving forward, and to not let anything stand in my way.
Thank you, Ed. Thank you, Al. Thank you for showing that all human are tenacious bastards.
I'll never forget you and everyone else.
Project Don't Forget
Different opinions will always be there.It makes me sad when I get online in today's world and see almost nothing but butthurts and trolls and people being so obnoxiously rude to one another because of differentiating opinions.Different opinions will always be there. in Personal More Like This
I just want to put my two cents in, and I'm not trying to start a fight or anything, but here's my (gasp!) opinion on this matter.
It is not worth it to lurk around someone's YouTube video comments, someone's writing, someone's profile...just to see what their likes and dislikes are, and then blatantly flame them like a goddamn volcano with your own opinions just to start a fight. It's immature, childish, and just plain annoying.
Here's the thing, people...
Not everyone is going to be an avid supporter of MLP.
Not everyone will think the new Pokemon generation that was just announced is the greatest thing to walk the earth.
Not everyone is going to like your writing.
Not everyone is going to like your art.
Not everyone will believe that Hetalia is the best anime in the universe because of the sexua
Food for thought"Every poem is a story, yet not every story is a poem."Food for thought in Personal More Like This
Just a little something my mind came up with while speaking with my mother about my writing.
I think this will be part of my philosophy for writing now.
Oh. And I've been really busy/depressed/completely out of the writing mood, so that's why I've not been uploading. Sorry.
More Jack Frost feels and other thingsI swear to God this is my last spamming of you guys. But just look at this journal skin. I'm in love. And I've been having a very good couple of days, and I just can't help but get all excited. Trust me, I haven't felt this happy in awhile. Anyway...More Jack Frost feels and other things in Personal More Like This
Just got back from seeing Rise of the Guardians a second time, and that movie is even better when you know what's going to happen. I took my friend Haley with me, and, well...we were the oldest in the theater (besides parents) because everyone there was a little kid. XD
It was really nice, because Haley fangirled along with me (as silently as possible) and we both love Jack so much. And we both got teary at the same parts. Aha~ You know, this is a different "obsession" of mine...Jack Frost is, I mean. Because, well...he deserves to be loved. To be believed in. And to be honest...there's a part of me that will always harbor the belief for him, and Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman...I really am a child.
Jack FrostCame home from Illinois early yesterday. Saw Rise of the Guardians.Jack Frost in Personal More Like This
That movie literally completed my life and made everything better.
I cried at the end. Childhood was calling.
Also, now I hold affections towards a certain someone.
Jack fucking Frost.
Help me I love him he needs to be real right now.
OH GOD HELP MY FAVORITES ARE BEING TAKEN OVER BY JACK AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH
screams internallyokay so I've been having an absolute shit-fuck week and today I came home from school after receiving a text from my mother saying "There's a surprise for you in your room" which of course I thought was something like the old unicorn blanket she unearthed from the basement a couple days ago and trolled me with as I used to play with it as a childscreams internally in Personal More Like This
it's the Rise of the Guardians DVD
I don't even care if I'm too old by society's standards to enjoy that franchise
you can't tell me how to live my life
I will watch the damn movie whenever and how many times I want
*dances like a derp and puts DVD in computer*
kthxbai i'mma enjoy some feels
Guys, I'm freaking out.All righty. So I told myself now that school has started back up, I wouldn't be on dA so much because I'll be extremely busy.Guys, I'm freaking out. in Personal More Like This
However...the lovely C-Allagash contacted me with a publication opportunity, and I couldn't help but check it out. Then... RiverDreamer, who represents the company of RiverDreams Publishing (found here, you all should check out their site and see if their policy works well with you if you want to publish: http://www.riverdreamspublishing.com/default.html), contacted me as well, saying they had read some of my poetry and wanted to know if I was interested in submitting my work to their 2013 Poetry Anthology.
I had a goddamn heart attack, guys.
I am going to definitely consider this amazing opportunity, and I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, this is the real deal and I'll get something of mine out in the real world for all to see. I have emailed the company with some questions, and once they are answered...I really think I will go through with this. I ca
RelapseWell, hello again all. I hate to do this but...I bear bad news.Relapse in Personal More Like This
My illness has completely relapsed. Come back full-blast. Except maybe a bit worse. My cough is way worse and comes in long, dry fits. Blegh. Not fun. Just so not fun.
I need some of that magic stuff that the Leprechaun is giving to you to give to Jack. Someone come take care of us!!!
I blame the fact that I went to work for the past few days even though I should have stayed home and made sure I got over this before even leaving my bed.
I really want some chicken noodle soup in a bread bowl.
Made by Jack.
All in all, this means that chapters will probably be very slow for the next day or two while I truly rest up and try to get over this pesky thing. My deepest apologies.
On the bright side, it's cooled off and is raining. How lovely.~
Now, off to go watch some more Doctor Who as I quarantine myself! DANANANANANANANANA
Frost AdvisoryYou have no idea how hard I squeed when the news told me that last night.Frost Advisory in Personal More Like This
I was just all... "HECK YES!! FROST IS GONNA BE IN MY TOWN, AWWWWWYEEEEEEAAAAHH."
For those who haven't seen already, I am back in school. What does this mean? Well, it means that Everlasting Snow chapters are probably going to be slow in coming. I'm predicting that that won't happen and I'll still get one or two out a day because I'm a master procrastinator. That, and we're so close to the end of the fiction, so it's kind of that "you're in the home stretch" kind of feeling.
Aah, yeah. That's right. It's ending. Coming to a close. I know, I know, it's sad for me too. If it weren't for the workload that I already have from school, I wouldn't know what to do after it's over. I know that I'm really going to miss it though...all the comments and stuffs. BUT IT'S NOT OVER YET, SO WHAT AM I SAYING.
No, I'm not planning on doing a sequel. I'll probably write another story once school is out,
Gentle SnowfallAll right. Awesome story time.Gentle Snowfall in Personal More Like This
It's been incredibly windy for the past couple of days (it doesn't ever snow, though ). While I was visiting my old house, I took my dog out for a walk up the hill to do his business. It was nighttime. First off, I nearly tripped and fell over what sounded and felt like a long thin tree branch. I looked back and saw nothing. Continuing onward, the wind was blowing pretty hard. It was brisk and exceptionally cold. I began to talk to Jack, knowing that he was behind all of this (as I usually do when a sudden cold wind blows or something along those lines...yeah, I talk to Jack a lot x3). The moment I uttered, "Jack Frost, it's you there, isn't it?" the wind blew so hard that I almost fell over. My dog perked his ears up, but soon went back to doing his own thing. I continued talking to Jack. Then, out of nowhere, my dog starts staring at something up the hill. He's not one to bark unless he knows it's someone/thing dangerous or threatening. Curious but ex
A Little Bird Told Me...OH MY GOODNESS. I'M DYING RIGHT NOW. SERIOUSLY. AHHHH!!!A Little Bird Told Me... in Personal More Like This
Why, you ask?
Because the official dA Twitter featured my fanfic!
That's right, they tweeted about Everlasting Snow, the 50th chapter!
Here's a direct link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/dA_fanart/status/299357197333327874
Just thought I'd share that with all of you. I'm freaking out, personally. I don't mean to be braggy or mean or anything. I'm just so honored. I'm seriously sitting here crying happy tears. Never in my wildest dreams...
And you know what? It's all of YOU that made this possible. I bow to you. Thank you so much for reading and all that you do. I write for the sake of writing, to perhaps add to the world of literature and to make something that people will enjoy, and it seems as though I have been successful thus far. And I have you to thank. So, once again, thank you. I LOVE YOU. :iconletmehugyouplz:
A special thanks to :iconSnowPrincess15: for telling me, I follow all the dA pages
Contest!!!Hello all of my lovely Everlasting Snowflakes! IT'S CONTEST TIME!Contest!!! in Personal More Like This
Since I have finished one of my projects, here is the contest that I promised!
All right. So, I'm really missing Everlasting Snow. I often find myself going back and reading chapters, doodling in my notebooks, and so on and so forth. I'm also constantly finding myself indulging in all things RotG (moreso than usual x3). Not to mention my
obsessioninterest in Jack Frost getting all the stronger. I think it's something to do with the gorgeous, golden-glowing full moon that's been out lately. MiM must be happy. Not to mention, my body temperature is getting increasingly colder as the days pass, and I'm not sick in any way or form, plus I'm noticing more and more things that Jack and I have in common (not to mention that my outward appearance is basically a genderbent version of human Jack). It's fun to go torment people with my exceptionally cold touch. Mwahaha.
GETTING BACK ON TRACK. Because of my missing
Attention, Attention!Aaaaaaaagh!! That's it, I can't contain it any longer!Attention, Attention! in Personal More Like This
I gotta share it. This secret. The same one that I had planned on setting aside as a secondary prize for the first place winner in my contest. But I seriously can't hold it in any longer. I'll have to come up with another prize. Maybe a cameo appearance? Hmmm. I'll give it some thought.
Anyway, onto the great "secret." I hope you guys will like it.
So, as you all know, Spring is just around the corner. Where I'm at, we just had a massive heat wave that rose temperatures up to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. All I could think was about how much I missed Jack and wish he'd come back. Which, fortunately, he did. :3 Temperatures are back to being very comfortable (for me, at least) and we're even expecting snow up in the mountains later this week (because it never snows at lower elevations...just rain...but I'm not complaining!).
All in all, those overly hot days not only made me feel like I was going to melt and die, but also brewed up
Treasure WithinAll right! Writer's block is gone! And man, when it's gone, it's really gone. Two chapters in a day and I'm not even feeling the least bit exhausted!! WOOHOO!Treasure Within in Personal More Like This
Now that I have that out of my system...
I hope you guys enjoy the new chapters, 36 & 37!
My knitting project is about halfway done. Yay!
The checklist is slowly dwindling down.~
OH. Moar Jack Frost storytime, guys! So I got up yesterday and had to go to work around 12pm. So the day had warmed up by then. And you know how garages are usually warmer than outside? Well, my garage was slightly colder. I went to go get into my car to head off to work. Outside, I couldn't see my breath (despite the chilly air--roughly 40 degrees), but in the garage, I could. The wind was blowing slightly, once again nipping at my nose. A random wind managed to make its way into my garage, even though the door to my garage was in the opposite direction of the wind blowing, so all the other wind gusts were blowing against its back wall, not in
A Year LaterWow, I've been on DeviantART for a year.A Year Later in Personal More Like This
A lot has happened in the past year. I'll skip over the personal life stuff. x3
199 deviations, 6613 comments, 690 watchers, and 28127 (and counting) pageviews later, I think that I can say that I have grown as an artist and Deviant.
For one, a year ago, I never thought that I'd be where I am today. I never thought that the aforementioned numbers were ever feasibly possible for me, and yet there they are. A year ago, I was thrilled when I got more than ten pageviews in a day. I still am, so you can imagine my every day when I see that I get roughly 300+ pageviews on average. I faint a little, my heart never ceasing to skip an excited beat.
I think my art has improved...I hope it has at least. I finally have a work that I am truly proud in, something that has never happened before for me. What is it, you ask? It's my most recent one of Jack Frost, titled "Why?" http://legendoffullmetal.deviantart.com/art/Why-352081062
If there is one thing that I
MeWow. Man, does that title make me sound like a selfish son-of-a--- *shot*Me in Personal More Like This
Anywhoo. So I uploaded a couple of pictures of myself for those of you who are curious as to what I look like, especially after my story with the little girl at the craft store who thought I was Human Jack.
My hair in these pictures is a little deflated after a day, so the spikes aren't sticking up and as prominent as they can be (like Jack's), but hey. Pictures. On Flickr.
The face behind the drawings, the literature,
the Jack Frost obsession...what? what did I say? I said noooooothing.
True GuardiansI watched the news coverage for the massive tornado that hit Oklahoma today. Specifically, the city of Moore. I watched the entire almost-40-minute-long storm as it ravaged the town, mowing over houses, schools, hospitals, throwing them up into the air alongside people's possessions as if they were nothing more than insignificant pieces of dust in the wind. I was numb the whole time. And I watched as it roped out, dissipating so quickly that the suddenness of its departure left me in pure shock. I mean, how could something that massive, that destructive just disappear in such a quick instant, as if saying "My work here is done" and just up and going, not bearing a single thought to what it has left behind?True Guardians in Personal More Like This
And then came the images of the destruction that the storm left in its wake.
Category EF4. Up to 200mph winds. Possibly a category EF5 at times. The single most devastating tornado to have touched the ground recorded in human history.
Entire neighborhoods flattened to the ground, not
Petty but annoying things.I already put this first one on my tumblr but I'ma put it here too-Petty but annoying things. in Personal More Like This
People who get all uppity when it comes to the distinction between anime and manga. Like if you say "I draw in anime style"- they're like, "Um, no, because anime is animated, manga are comics. You draw in manga style, baka." I'm just like... Who even cares. You know what I mean when I say anime style. Hush, hush. I guess elitist weeaboos in general :v you know the type, like the ones who insist anything anime style isn't true anime if it isn't made by a Japanese person.
It also really annoys me when people are using tape, but they like use an obscene amount. You need less than an inch to tape a piece of paper onto the wall. You do not need four five inch pieces for every corner. Oh my god, would you not waste tape, that makes me so crazy. I guess people being wasteful with anything just-
What the Christ. I hate it.
I also don't like it when my sister does the dishes but then doesn't put them away.
Same Face SyndromeExample:Same Face Syndrome in Personal More Like This
It's not a good thing when your characters essentially look like the same person just cosplaying others, y'know? When you have only a few different ways of drawing a face shape, eyes, nose, etc, it's not good ._.
It can be pretty hard to break the habit, expanding your style though. I think I used to struggle with it too myself :\ Though nowadays I like to think I've gotten better '_';; I try pretty hard to draw people with their own unique face.
Anyway, I've seen a LOT of artists, lot of popular ones, who suffer from this and it disappoints me, especially when they've got talent D8 Most of the perpetrators tend to be anime artists, though I've definitely seen anime styles where this isn't the case. Also "same face syndrome" can actually work for certain styles, especially if it's intentional.. Just, I dunno. I think it'll be better for your art in the long run if you're able to make your characters distinguished without ha
I hate when I can't tell if I'm being asked outI wanna know what exactly I'm agreeing to before I agree to it, y'know?I hate when I can't tell if I'm being asked out in Personal More Like This
I was at the bookstore earlier and I ran into an old high school friend and he said I was looking good and that we should go get coffee sometime (Why is it always coffee?) then wanted to exchange phone numbers. After I left he kept texting me saying basically the same thing and... If he just wants to hang out, fine, but uh, 1. I'm not into him and 2. I'm spoken for and rejecting people is so, so awkward, man.
In other news skinny jeans and boxers are so uncomfortable to wear together. I always get the worst wedgies without fail.
How're you guys?
Improving your art, but...I've been looking around at these old artists around here that I used to really look up to and admire a lot when I first joined. I used to want so much to draw as well as they did and they inspired me! Well, I'm looking at some of them and-Improving your art, but... in Personal More Like This
God. It's really kind of sad to see that with some of them, I've gotten "better" than them technically and they haven't improved one bit.
How do you go like four years and just not improve? Like I'm looking at some of these artists and they make the same mistakes they've been making for years. I wonder if they even see it themselves? I'unno.
I really hope that doesn't happen to me, I wanna always be improving, y'know. Don't let yourselves reach a plateau that you never get off of, never get any higher. That sucks 8I
Gosh, I wish I was more eloquent. In another topic, I wish I was better at arguing/debating. I've got no way with words at all, I feel like I sound unintelligent a lot of the time and I hate getting into debate because I just suck
I swear to God.They will never make a bike seat that's comfortable. Bearable, maybe. But comfortable?I swear to God. in Personal More Like This
Also, wrapping Christmas presents? That is probably one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. (I haven't had a very hard life.)
If I sent you a present this year, I'm sorry. Your gift is going to be a mess. At least on the outside.
Moffat and Gatiss are just being cruel about this season 2 of Sherlock, aren't they? Titillating us with all of these clips. Such wonderful clips.
Lately when I read things in my mind I've been reading with an Irish accent.
I felt like writing a journal. Go ahead and delete this from your inbox.
General UpdateI couldn't believe how many people recognized my art at the con Saturday 8D I had a really great time, made good money (50$ an hour if you break it down O_O) and met cool people. I'm really hoping I can get a table for Akon this year!General Update in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I've been super busy lately, very busy. I'm only going to get busier too because I really need a job. I wanna move out really bad and I just want cash in general ._. Only problem is getting one, oy. To be honest I'm a little afraid of getting one. What with all my, uh, "social anxiety", I guess you'd call it, and I'm afraid I'd suck at it and get fired :I Haaaaaah. It'll work out. I'm hope.
Hm, what else... My hair's getting long, christ is it getting long. Gotta get it cut soon, dunno how though.. I can never get a good style, just can't.
I've still got plenty of ideas and dialogs for Let Them Eat Cock, too, just haven't had the time to draw them e____e...
Welp, let's hope things start lookin' up.
Yea, I just haven't been on DA that much. Well, I
Getting my wisdom teeth pulledI was supposed to have them pulled four years ago, but they're coming in and tomorrow I'm getting them pulled :\Getting my wisdom teeth pulled in Personal More Like This
Gonna have a fun weekend.
Oh god, oh god, it's gonna hurt... I don't care about during because I'll be drugged up but oh god, oh god, it's gonna hurt so bad after, hnnnghhh...
Ohhh, what'll I do...
Wish me luck D'8
lol found out my appointment was rescheduled for the next week or so. Still, I appreciate y'all's comments orz;;;
MpregPlease someone explain the appeal this has. I do not get it.Mpreg in Personal More Like This
I don't understand... Why do people like it? I mean- I guess this is just one of those things I'll never understand like foot or inflation fetishes.
I can't tell you how many times I've been looking for a fic to read and I'll read the description, okay, looks really good-...Oh, mpreg. Let me go flip my desk over. I've seen few artists here on DA, I like their style a lot-...but they draw mpreg...
Maybe it's because pregnant woman freak me out, much less pregnant men. I mean, I know it's not my place and I have no right to say what people can and can't draw, I just don't get it... Then again I guess I might like things other people might not, I dunno :\ Who knows.
EDIT: Also, the fact that it's "unnatural" doesn't bother me as much- I mean transgender men can get preggers and all- but just anything pregnant. How is that appealing?
Oh man.I watch too many people here on DA.Oh man. in Personal More Like This
...Close to 3000. It's that bad. It's because back in my weeaboo days when I was 15, I'd watch anyone and everyone whose art I even remotely liked, even if it wasn't that good, and... Oh god, why. If you ever wondered why I'm shit at commenting other people's pics and journals it's because of that. There are just- TOO MANY. I need to do a mass unwatch, like start over, then watch only the people I really like e_e This is crazy.
Diccionario argento (Argentilupis) IIHooola (?Diccionario argento (Argentilupis) II in Personal More Like This
Segunda parte ^^ :NoMeDigas:
Primero que nada, quiero aclarar el "che", porque todo el mundo lo usa mal. Casi siempre lo ponen al final y noo, NO VA AL FINAL. Es como un "Hey", es un intento de llamar la atención de a quien le estás hablando. A lo sumo, si lo ponen al final, es como una queja, como un "Ufaa, che! Yo quería dulce de leche T-T" Eso. Escríbanlo bien, mierdass!
Otra aclaración: En Chile se dice "mina" y "mino", en Argentina no existe "mino". Es más, me suena rarísimo. Se puede decir chabon, pibe, flaco y etcétera. Una variación de "mina" es "minón", osea, cuando la mina está muuuy buena.
-Paja: Fiaca o masturbarse. Cuando se usa la segunda definición, en general se dice en frases como "hacerme una paja" o "me hice una paja". En los chabones es muy común la frase "me clavé una" refiriéndose a "hacerse una paja".
-Garchar: Tener relaciones sexuales o coito. En resumen, forma vulgar de decir "hacer el amor"
-Coger: Lo mismo que lo anterior pero más usado.
Super super journal, VOLVIIII!!Volví de mis vacaciones y volví con todo. Si, todavía tengo que estudiar para las materias que me llevé pero re chupan un huevo porque pasé de año :3 Reitero, volví con todo~~ Volví con sobredosis de Minecraft (era todo lo que podía jugar en las vacaciones ._.) y sobredosis de palestra (? había una a dos cuadras de mi casa xD ASdfhsa volví con nuevo fic, además del que les debo ya tengo pensado y empezado el siguiente fic (*Redoblantes* ArgxChi-Psicóloga!Reader... sí, ustedes serán la sicóloga de estos chicos problemáticos )Super super journal, VOLVIIII!! in Personal More Like This
También pasé por la depresión más corta en mi vida: Tres días. Y también tuve el día más feliz de mi vida. Y escribí ambas cosas... si alguien gusta leer lo que pasa por mi cabeza en los dos momentos tan extremos de mi vida, sean bienvenidos... lo de la depresión ni siquiera debería publicarlo, soy muy depre cuando me dejan solita con mi mente (y me desvío del buen camino del porno (? dios mio, hace tanto que no lo veo T-T)
Primer texto (Creo que se lo escribí a
Diccionario argentino (Argentilupis)Bueno, mi amiga y yo que leemos fics de latin hetalia, en general pasa que la mayoria de los autores son chilenos y como a mi me dan consejitos para escribir mejor aca les dejo mi diccionario (? de argentilupis (Inventado por mi amiga (?) okk, ni tiene nombre pero ustedes entienden. Eso espero xDDiccionario argentino (Argentilupis) in Personal More Like This
-Che: en general, va al principio de la oracion, es como para llamarte la atencion. Ej: Che, pasame la mayonesa (?
-Boludo/a: Acompaña la mayoria de las frases, se puede decir a un amigo porque en general no cuenta como insulto. Hay variaciones como el verbo "Boludear" y acotaciones como "bolu" (pero se usa mas la palabra completa) Ejs: Como andas, boludo? / Porque estaba boludeando y justo encontre un alien (? / Que haces, bolu?
-Pelotudo: Sinonimo de boludo, muy usado pero no tanto como boludo.
-Boludez/Pelotudez: Algo que es facil. Ej: La prueba esa era una boludez (Y reprobe (?)
-Arre: (Se pronuncia A-Rre (?) Es una mezcla de "Ah!" y "Re". Es dificil de explicar, ponele que vos decis
Nota de odioBueno, uso esto para descargar mi rabia.Nota de odio in Personal More Like This
No sé, por algún lado tenía que hacerlo.
Siento mucha impotencia por dos clases de personas: las que maltratan y las que se dejan de maltratar. Son ambos unos pelotudos. Las personas que maltratan deberían estar en la cárcel por arruinar psicologicamente a las personas que tienen contacto directo con ellos, y las personas que se dejan maltratar... ok, está bien, ya sé que cada uno tiene sus problemas que no les deja ver la realidad, pero por eso mismo, me caga encontrar personas que son lo mejor del mundo y a veces por culpa de otros idiotas tienen muy baja autoestima. Me cago en la gente. Y no, no estoy hablando de bullyng, vengo a quejarme más por los padres que maltratan y abusan de sus hijos, porque conozco ya bastante gente que, lo peor de todo, no piensa hacer nada para cambiar su situación.
Bueno, eso, estoy re enojada con el mundo porque aprendí que la denuncia no es ni una mierda de solución.
A veces me gusta decir que el mundo vale la
Proyecto: dia 43Hoy tengo party! Toy felish :3Proyecto: dia 43 in Personal More Like This
Tendon, Igorrr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWca1X7nFGo&featurelayer_embedded
Me lo pasaron hace un rato y esta canción es como no sé... super rara, combina un montón de géneros haciendo de este tema algo extraño y creepy, pero genial. Me encanta...
Proyecto: Día 20Tendría que estar estudiando francés para el puto oral de mañana >.Proyecto: Día 20 in Personal More Like This
Proyecto: Dia 64Hoy falté al cole porque toy como enfermucha u.u ahora me siento mejor y me acordé que mañana tengo un oral D: no se nada (igual me la suda)Proyecto: Dia 64 in Personal More Like This
El tema que cierra Hora de aventura (ni idea el nombre): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhrgjfPJEwE
Hoy tuve una maratón de Hora de Aventura con mis hermanos ^^ sé que tengo que escribir sobre ellos pero nunca tengo tiempo D: ni siquiera me decido sobre que personajes... Marshal y el Dulce principe? Fionna y Marshal? Finn y Marceline? La Dulce princesa y Marceline? Finn y la Princesa flama? Dios, no tengo idea. Pero desde que vi Remember me o como se llame el capítulo voy a escribir algún algo sobre el pasado de Marcy y el Rey Helado... Cuando se volvió tan creepy Hora de aventura? Antes tenía tantos colores, ahora en casi todos los caps me agarra tristeza (especialmente por el Rey Helado...)
Argentinismos :'DEn ARGENTINA no se besan: Se chapan o TranzanArgentinismos :'D in Personal More Like This
En ARGENTINA no sos malo: sos Forro
En ARGENTINA no existe el "Ey": se dice CHE
En ARGENTINA no le decís amigo: le decís Boludo
En ARGENTINA no te Roban: te Afanan o Chorrean
...En ARGENTINA no hay Chicas ni chicos: Hay Minas, Chabones, Chabonas, Pibes y Pibas
En ARGENTINA nada es buenísimo: es Sarpado o Copado
En ARGENTINA no pagas: Garpas
En ARGENTINA no es lindo un chico o una chica: Se Parte o es un Caño
Vi esto en fb y me sentí muy identificada, me trajo tantos recuerdos
...como cuando se decía transar en vez de chapar, ahora si lo decís sos un viejo de mierda.
...también me acordé de cuando fui con mis amigas a devolver un videojuego y ni bien salimos, una mis amigas grita QUE CAÑO EL CHABON PORR DIOSSSS en el medio de la calle, fue épico.
Eso nomás... sí, estoy buscándome una vida *Huye*
Proyecto: Dia 49Qué día más al pedo... Chau, me fui a ver una peliProyecto: Dia 49 in Personal More Like This
Ahh, casi me olvido xD Quiero ser youtuber (? Pero como no me gusta mi cara y lo que es más importante, no sé editar un video, voy a hacer videos que sean tipo programas de radio :3 Ya estoy armando el primero ^^ y va a ser, obviamente, de zombies
Dead end, Faylan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jXtIG4lf4w
Simplemente me encanta la voz que tiene esta mina <3 Además la letra me suena a una realidad oculta entre tanta fantasía de lo que es vida...
Culpable o inocente~REGLA 1: Solo puedes escribir Culpable o InocenteCulpable o inocente~ in Personal More Like This
REGLA 2: No puedes explicar nada a menos que alguien te pregunte.
REGLA 3: Debes taggear 20 amigos (si, no es joda) (Sí, claaaaaro...)
Tagg robado a hensuu-no-symphony
1. ¿Le pediste a alguien que se case contigo?
Culpable (Solo en broma entre amigos xD y me cago en que no puedo explicar nada xD)
2. ¿Besaste alguno de tus amigos?
3. ¿Bailaste en una mesa de un bar?
4. ¿Dijiste alguna mentira?
5. ¿Tuviste sentimientos por alguien que no podrías tener?
6. ¿Besaste a alguien del mismo sexo?
7. ¿Besaste una foto?
8. ¿Dormiste hasta las cinco de la tarde?
Culpable (Enferma e.é)
9. ¿Te quedaste dormido en la escuela, universidad o colegio?
10. ¿Tuviste una serpiente?
11. ¿Fuiste suspendido de la escuela?
Inocente (Soy una niña buena... o algo así xD)
12. ¿Trabajaste en un fast food?
13. ¿Robaste algo?
14. ¿Fuiste despedido de un trabajo?
3000 Watcher GiveawaySo I've reached over 3000 watchers and I'll be doing the drawing for my giveaway tomorrow. If you watched me after 3000, you will not be eligible for this giveaway. Don't worry - there will be more in the future!3000 Watcher Giveaway in Personal More Like This
1. A random watcher will be drawn via random.org. Watchers at and under 3000 will be eligible only.
2. The winner will receive their choice of a custom food in 1:12 scale.
3. The watcher drawn has three days to contact me once their name has been announced. If you do not get back in touch with me, you will forfeit our prize and another person will be drawn.
4. If you win and are under 18, please double check with your parents if you can give me your shipping address, since I will send you your item via the post. If you cannot give your address, tell me ASAP so i can draw another name.
5. By accepting the prize,the winner agrees to not resell the received item.
6. The prize will take at least a week to complete, as it will be made from scratch.
Thanks to all my watcher
1000 Watcher Give Away*I've hit 1000 watchers! Thank you so much all! <3 I will choose a name for the winner tonight. Make sure you check back here around 7:00pm eastern and see if you've won. :3 I'll send a note to the winner as well.*1000 Watcher Give Away in Personal More Like This
So I'm almost at 1000 watchers (hooooooow), and I wanted to do another give away! Here are the details:
1. Anyone watching me before or at 1000 watchers is automatically entered into the contest. No watchers after 1000 will be counted.
2. A winner will be randomly drawn using the random number generator on random.org.
3 The winner will receive a prep board of a food of their choice.
1000 watchers is insane, so I wanted to offer an awesome prize for this one. \o/
You guys are all fantastic and I appreciate each and everyone of you, and I wanted to let you all know that it means a lot to me that you support me and my crazy little hobby.
Devious Journal EntryIn light of the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, I have decided I will be offering a charity item in my shop in order to contribute something to those who have been affected by this tragedy.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
Starting tomorrow, I will have the item in my shop and will have it there for a month. The item will be a miniature Boston cream pie charm, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. At the end of the month I will make a lump sum donation to them.
I really hope this is not coming across as tacky or as a gimmick on my part to increase page views/sales/what have you. This is a very sad and horrible event that has happened and it has affected so many people. I would like to do my part in trying to help.
I will have the items up tomorrow morning-ish and will post when I do.
Critiques!It seems most of you like the idea of me providing critiques, so I will begin offering that.Critiques! in Personal More Like This
In order to receive a critique from me, please leave a link to the piece you would like critiqued on my profile. I will then leave a critique in a comment on your piece.
I've also listed the wine charms up on my site. They'd be great for the upcoming holidays.
Find them here: Buy a set here - http://bon-appeteats.weebly.com/wine-charms.html
I'd also be willing to take these as commissions if you have a certain theme in mind.
Critiques?I've had several people ask me to critique their clay works for them, which got me thinking...Critiques? in Personal More Like This
Would you guys like me to open up critiques here? Have you submit a piece for me to look at and I'll give you a full in depth critique for it.
It would be genuine constructive criticism, however, and I will point out any flaws I see and provide you with resources to help you improve.
Good idea? Bad idea?
7/29/12So the show was pretty terrible. I didn't even make back the $10 I spent to get a spot there. The only people that came through were passing through from another larger craft show I was too late signing up for. -.-7/29/12 in Personal More Like This
I did meet some very nice people there..but that was it. I ended up packing up early because I was just so completely bored and starting to feel awful (I only had about 4 hours of sleep the night before; my cough has been keeping me from sleeping very well :/).
I'm still sick and somehow feeling even worse today after starting to feel a bit better. No stream until I can breathe normally again. I've made a couple of clay items but nothing very complicated. I think I might look into updating my etsy this week and that's about it.
Edit: Broke down and made some crepes with almond milk.
Never making them with regular milk again.
Thank you!I just wanted to say thank you to all my new watchers and for all the comments and favorites I received. I've tried to reply to everyone I can but I don't want to be flagged as spamming.Thank you! in Personal More Like This
I also wanted to say that Bon AppetEats is now an LLC! It is officially my own little business and the first one I have ever run. I've also learned legal paperwork makes my eyes cross and head hurt. lol
Sometime in the next few weeks I will also have my first room boxes built and hopefully decorated. They will be part of my display for this miniature show and any upcoming miniature shows I'll do in the future.
Devious Journal EntrySo I was just looking at the levels this site uses to describe your chosen medium (student, hobbyist, professional), and I was just wondering how you would know which you are.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
I wish there was something between hobbyist and professional. For myself, I feel that I'm a bit more serious than a hobbyist (since this is my full time job), but that I'm not quite there to call myself professional.
Just wanted to pick your brains about this . What really makes someone a professional at something?
7/27/12Bracing myself for a trip to Walmart. I need a tablecloth and just remembered the day before the show. ._.7/27/12 in Personal More Like This
So much for making some more bottle charms! Dumb errands...
Oh, by the way, Michael's is having a 50% off sale on clay, so if you're near one and are thinking about starting to work with polymer clay, today would be the day to do so.
Devious Journal EntrySo I kind of want to try a premium membership for a little while and am toying around with the idea of offering some pieces up for points on here. I'm not sure if it's really worth it or not. I just kinda wanted to make the page a little fancier looking since this is my main "gallery" at the moment until I get my website up and running.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
It's probably a waste. I don't know. I'm very indecisive. >.>
Streaming pies tonight, so if you want a live tutorial on pies, make sure you stop by. C: Making a bunch into magnets since those seem pretty popular.
Edit: I hope this didn't come across as me begging for points. >.
In case you didn't know...I was really happy to see people discussing and helping each other understand SOPA and PIPA in the journal comments yesterday. I noticed some comments that asked the same things so here's some quick information:In case you didn't know... in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what SOPA does, dA has actually provided a great journal explaining the bill and the consequences http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712 and this website has a lot of information on how to protest against it http://americancensorship.org/ The fight is not over yet!
No, my journal and icon wasn't really censored. It's to show what would happen if the bill became law.
This one is a bit annoying. Quite a few people were saying "People, stop jumping on bandwagons to be cool!" Or "Why is everyone talking about it now instead of when it first came out? You only care because it's a trend now? I new about it way back in 2011." Um, excuse me, but please don't live in
Thank You!Thank you guys so much for the deviousness award! But it's really not just this award, thank you all for the support through out the years.Thank You! in Personal More Like This
I can honestly say that I grew up with this community and everyone here has taught me so much, and not just about art, but also on how to be a person. When I first got this account at the age of 12, I could have never imagined how much it has shaped my life and career. It sounds cliche but I probably wouldn't have became an artist if it hadn't been for everyone here on deviantART. Through all of the ups and downs in life, the community has always been the support and inspiration that kept me going.
I hope to give back as much as everyone has given me. I will continue to create more comics, tutorials and art in the future. I will never stop, and I have you all to thank for that.
So truly, thank you!
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
I'M BACK!I am finally done with my last final of my last semester of my college life!!!I'M BACK! in Personal More Like This
I've been pretty much avoiding dA for the past few months (except occasionally posting a few things) because I didn't want to get distracted from school work by all the awesome things on here but now I can get back to making my webcomics without schoolwork in the way Thank you all for the support during my college years I've been on dA since I was 12 years old and I can hardly believe I'm 21 now. It's been such a pleasure growing with this wonderful community and I look forward to many more years to come!
2012, my body is ready!
Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQThank you all for the amazing support!Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQ in Personal More Like This
We've been over whelmed with comments and questions for the past week, so we would like to answer some frequently asked questions here!
Q: When and where can I order a pair?
A: We are currently working making a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Once the Kickstarter is up, hopefully in a month or two, you can pre-order through the Kickstarter. We will e-mail everyone and post the link to the Kickstarter when that happens. If you haven't signed up for e-mail updates yet, you can do so at http://www.axentwear.com/
Q: How much will the headphones cost?
A: We're aiming to keep the price as low as possible without compromising quality. The price we've decided on is $115.
Q: Will you ship internationally?
A: Yep! Though shipping prices will be different than domestic orders. We are not in control of how much shipping companies charge.
Q: Do the cat ear speakers actually work?
A: Yes, the speakers are fully functional so you can switch between listening
Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!Hey guys! I want to spread the good news about my friend DeevElliott's two new anthologies that will be strictly reserved for up coming artists here on DeviantART! If you're a new and aspiring comic artist looking for a chance to be published with a seasoned professional, this is it!Publishing Opportunity for New Artists! in Personal More Like This
I've met Dave many times and he is always looking to help younger artists in need of a kick start! His current projects are detailed in this journal http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Dave-Elliott-An-Authentic-Citizen-384734344 along with lots of great advice on how to get into the publishing industry. His two anthologies and how to participate in his project is also linked in there.
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy? in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back! in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
Wow, I'm honoredSo for shits and giggles, and to find stories to read, I looked up EnglandxReader.Wow, I'm honored in Personal More Like This
And guess what?
My stuff dominated the front page. And the first few pages afterward.
I was like "Wow... that's pretty cool."
But then I got curious.
So I looked up every character I wrote about.
It was almost the same for them all! My mind was blown!
I was never first, but I don't mind that. I came pretty close though; my Jack FrostxReader came in third place, beaten only by :iconPrussianPersephone: 's Jack FrostxReader stories. Which is fine, because she's such an amazing writer whom I totally have a huge girl crush on, and seeing my work next to hers is like, such a huge honor. I couldn't have been beaten by a better writer.
Anyway, I know I never could've gotten there without you guys. So thank you for all your support. As Treelily would say, "I love you!"
7 days!Until my birthday.7 days! in Personal More Like This
Usually, I'm excited around this time. Usually, I'm counting down the days from January 1st all the way till the 27th.
But this year... I don't know. I feel like Japan about his possible birthday; "Well, here comes another birthday."
Maybe that's a part of growing up. But I'll only be turning 19, so...... yeah. I'm not that grown.
Maybe it has to with the fact that I don't really want anything this year, so aside from it being my day, there's nothing to really look forward to.
sigh... I don't know
On a completely unrelated note, I love my new icon.
It just fills my heart with so much happiness and love. I'm such a sucker for a beautiful night sky... even an artificial one.
I'm babbling now, so I'll just end this here.
Back to school time!... But not for me, that isBack to school time! in Personal More Like This
Yep, for many high schoolers and below, today marks the end of winter break.
But since I'm in college, I get an extra week. You jelly?
Forgive me; to be fair, I didn't get a thanksgiving break, so I'm just happy my
time has come.
I've been thinking about doing some more original writing in addition to my fanfics. I'll probably do those simoultaneously, so don't worry about the stories.
I'm wondering though... Are any of you interested in them?
Maybe it IS teenage angst(Note: This originally was going to be a deviation, but I decided it was more Journal material. I mean, it's nothing worth reading –as you can probably tell from the title. I don't expect anyone to give it much thought. I just really need to vent or I'm going to lose it)Maybe it IS teenage angst in Personal More Like This
I don't have too terrible a life; I admit it.
It's not too difficult to be me.
The problems I have are minute compared to what others may be and are going through.
I know this, I know this concept backwards and forwards.
And I feel like I'm supposed to be able to shake my worries and sadness away at the tip of a hat.
But I can't.
And it's tiring.
Yes, I am so very tired.
Tired of being strong so others don't have to.
Tired of people coming into my life just long enough for me to love them and then leave.
Tired of pretending I'm okay when they're replaced, because that's the morally correct thing to do.
The adult thing to do.
And that's probably what I'm the most tired of.
For most of the life I can remember, -I'd guess
Absurd LetterDear :iconshihagami:Absurd Letter in Personal More Like This
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'm in love with your sister. I think I realized it that night under a state of trance and I saw you castrate my best friend. I'm sure you're senile enough to understand that Extreme Home Makeover sucks. I'm returning your memories from the military service to you, but I'll keep your photo as a memory. You should also know that in my confession today, I spoke about the incarnation of an eskimo.
Good luck on your short-term leave from jail, kushamisaru
Well.... this was fun ^-^ tag yourself if you wish!
Dear -icon of the person who tagged you-
I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .
___12____, -Your name-
1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Ou
Thank you guys so much.Okay, I really... like really really really really, did not expect any response on 18. It was late at night, I put it into two groups... honestly, I just wanted to tell my little sis how I felt, since I couldn't see her yesterday, on her birthday.Thank you guys so much. in Personal More Like This
I turned my ipod off for maybe... 10 minutes, and I had 3 comments and 3 faves.
Let me tell you, the tears I fought back while writing it just burst out.
You guys have no idea how much your words meant to me. Seriously, I was so touched. Thank you. Thank you for your support.
And thank you to the people who have commented on it since then. Your words mean the world to me too.
I love you all so much. I really do. If I could hug you all right now I would.
I'm gonna go cry some more happy tears now.
Guys I'm stuckI have no idea what to write about, or who to write about.Guys I'm stuck in Personal More Like This
HELP ME PLEASE
Sigh...You know... my siblings really know how to make me feel old.Sigh... in Personal More Like This
There's a 4 year difference between me and the second oldest one, but there's so much I remember that they don't. Like Mike, Lu, and Og, how I beat Shaq, the rescuers, or even "When you wish upon a star"... There are so many times I referenced stuff and they just look at me like... "Wut."
I'M ONLY 18 YOU GUYS. I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO FEEL OLD YET.
While we're talking about age, thanks for the early birthday wishes, you guys. Really caught me off guard. In a good way though.
Also, my contest is done in three days! I think I got most entries, but a few of you still haven't given me your stories...
I think I've chosen my winners already, but don't fret! You guys can still win if you enter in time!
That is all.
I'm dying of embarassmentSo I was showing my grandma a picture I saved on my ipod that I found rather funny. When this was done, I gave it to my brother to see. Not paying the poor child any attention, I talked to my grandma about trivial things.I'm dying of embarassment in Personal More Like This
My brother went through the rest of my photos and found this http://fav.me/d5rlz8d
Except... I saved the full version.
He said "I did not want to see that!"
And I asked "What?"
He told me to scroll left, and there it was.
I laughed, but my face was burning and I was dying on the inside.
Since it was kind of early in the morning, I went back to bed, but not before hearing my brother cover for me
Still, I'm pretty mortified, as the lovely mood indicator will indicate to you.
I think I'll go crawl under a rock now, bye.
Job and magical momentsIt's finally happened for me folks.Job and magical moments in Personal More Like This
I got my very first job! I get a look of what it's going to be like tomorrow. I'll be working as a receptionist at a beauty shop! I'll be working Fridays and Saturdays, though I don't know specific times yet.
And while I'm excited and proud and happy that my folks are proud... I'm. really super nervous. I mean, I know there probably isn't much a receptionist can mess up, but I feel like if anyone could do it, I could. I've always felt that way. I dunno, I need a good smack to the head >.> (not really)
ANYWAY! Something awesome also happened to me today , completely unrelated but something I thought I'd share and wasn't worth its own journal.
I've discovered a Hetalia fan in my Japanese class!
:iconsuperwootplz: AN ACTUAL PERSON I KNOW IRL WHO'S INTO HETALIA THAT'S NOT RELATED TO ME!
... in college, anyway. I knew two others in high school who I haven't seen in a loooong time :/
Anyway, she mentioned a convention in my area (I thin
Fantasy Earth Zero Contest WinnersAfter checking out all of the awesome Scouts, Warriors, and Sorcerers that you created, the final three winners of the Fantasy Earth Zero "Create a Character" contest have been chosen! We'd like to give a big THANK YOU to the judges from Gamepot, who had the tough job of selecting the winners from the great 25 Semi-Finalists.Fantasy Earth Zero Contest Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Let's see whose getting their hands on a Wacom Intuos4, cash money, and more!
Read Official Rules
FEZ- Flame Sorceress by ~Liol
~Liol will receive:
Wacom Intuos4 (Large)
16,000 deviantART Points
1 year Premium Membership
Excellently rendered piece that captures both the conflict
Art For a CauseGame artists from around the world are uniting to create an art book to support Kevin Griffith's (CowAndCheese) battle with terminal lung cancer.Art For a Cause in Personal More Like This
Kevin Griffith is a senior artist on the Diablo 3 team at Blizzard and has been fighting a rare and ruthless form of cancer known as Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS).
The art book will feature original fan art from Kevin's favourite games and everything about this project screams deviantART to me! We have a ridiculously talented community of artists and I'm calling on YOU to put your skills to work for an amazing cause.
All proceeds from the campaign will be donated to cover medical costs for KKG and to iCureASPS.
Submissions are due by July 20, 201
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Ugly Truth has awakened
The Barnabas Portrait Project Winners AnnouncementHand-selected and judged by the one and only Tim Burton, the winners of the Dark Shadows Barnabas Portrait Project, have been announced! Check out the article to see which three deviants impressed and who is walking away with the grand prize!The Barnabas Portrait Project Winners Announcement in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestScribblenauts Unmasked Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
Diablo III Fan Art Contest WinnersDiablo III Fan Art Contest Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the Diablo III Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest, we asked you to join the crusade against death itself by portraying the Heroes of Sanctuary or Malthael preparing for their coming conflict. Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III, reviewed and considered each of the twenty-five semi-finalists and picked three winners who best prepared their Diablo characters.
Read Christian's comments on each winning artwork below, and check out the winning de
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
The Wind Rises ContestThe Wind Rises Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki and the North American theatrical release of his last film, "The Wind Rises" by creating a very special Tribute to the film's art. Your Tribute will be used to promote the release of "The Wind Rises" on deviantART.
We ask that you combine elemen
Diablo III - Fan Art ContestDiablo III - Fan Art Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Malthael, The Angel of Death, has manifested in the mortal realm of Sanctuary with a deadly new purpose: to steal the Black Soulstone and bend its infernal power to his will.
Prepare yourself! Show one or more central figures getting ready for the coming conflict against Malthael. You may choose figures from the six heroes of Sanctuary or even Malthael himself!