Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
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
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of CagliostroHayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro in Art Features More Like This
LUPIN by yocco
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleThe Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White People in Art Features More Like This
The Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Finding Ferguson by Nikkolas Smith
Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”
— Sam White, Dear White People
The Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”
Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
Collection: Joan of ArcCollection: Joan of Arc in Art Features More Like This
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Animal MagicAnimal Magic in Art Features More Like This
Passing Through version 2 by sakimichan
Child Psychologists will tell you that kids relate best to other kids and that’s why they’re drawn to puppies and kittens and other creatures of limited vocabularies but an abundance of physically affectionate expression. Fairy tales and comic books about animals or mythical creatures with human attributes continue this special relat
Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural WorldSince human beings harnessed the secret of fire the natural world has been seen by many only in terms of how best it can be exploited of its abundant riches. It’s amazing now to look upon the desert sands of the Arab lands and know that this place, the cradle of earliest civilization, was once known as “The Fertile Crescent.” All Europe was once one great forest – until all those trees were needed to create the naval armadas of dueling empires. Only the Earth’s natural forces, like earthquakes, have been more destructive and wasteful than humanity.Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural World in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Challenge, the Romance and the Inspiration of the Natural World
April 22, 2012 by techgnotic
Since human beings harnessed the secret of fi
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.
.: DL Series and Mariage pour Tous :..: DL Series :..: DL Series and Mariage pour Tous :. in Personal More Like This
For the last time.
And, don't credit me.
The models are not mine.
The links are not mine.
It's the most annoying thing ever.
.: "Mariage pour Tous" :.
So, in France, homosexuals can finally get married.
I actually don't care.
I mean, they're humans, I don't see why they couldn't before.
.: Roco is.. :... is making an England model. The photo is here.. You can say whatever you want, but I prefer this one, instead of the one by COLION..: Roco is.. :. in Personal More Like This
And Zeze is making one too, Here ~
.: Christmas + 850 watchers + Models :.Woah, three things to talk about.. I must be sick.: Christmas + 850 watchers + Models :. in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I may not be here for Christmas (and actually my 3 years of being on DA ), because I may go to London for Christmas with my father ;W;
Also, I got 850 watchers now.. Thank you so so much ;w; I will have to make a little gift for you, when I will have time, for watchers only, or for public, I will see ;w;
Concerning models, did you know that my "LAT Sweet Devil Like Miku" got downloaded 1551 times, and the my "LAT Sadistic Music Factory Like Miku" got downloaded 1073 times ? I would have never expected this much, thank you very much >w
Devious Journal EntrysometimesDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
i want to act as a drama queen
but then i remember
that there is more skilled people
so i just take some popcorn
and i enjoy the show
would you like to join me ?
Journal TestIt's the first time I try to make a Journal Skin.Journal Test in Personal More Like This
I will have to work more on it '-'
HolydaysThey're coming. I mean, they already started for me last week, but I was at home.Holydays in Personal More Like This
I'm going in the south of France tomorrow, for two weeks.
But I'll not have any access to Internet for these two weeks QnQ I'll miss DA.. And Tumblr.. And Twitter.. And YouTube.. and NND.. And Skype..
And Internet Q.Q
And for MMD.. I'll sure miss all these little (or big) dramas.. It so worth it to watch them while eating sweets.. It's like watching a funny movie.
.: Meme of the questions nobody would ask you :.1. First thing you wash in the shower?.: Meme of the questions nobody would ask you :. in Personal More Like This
2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
Gray with I love London written on it.
3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
I would rather die :I
4. Do you plan outfits?
Eeh.. Not really .3.
5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
Eeh.. Don't really know.
6. What's the closest thing to you that's red ?
A button on the TV remote.
7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
I never remember my dreams .3.
8. Did you meet anybody new today?
Hey, I just got up.
9. What are you craving right now?
10. Do you floss?
I don't know what it means D':
11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
I think about a "cabas" (French word for "Shopping Bag"). What ?
12. Are you emotional?
13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
Nope, I got tired aroung 700.
14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
Lick it because I hate the feeling you had when you bite D:
15. Do you like your hair?
Hmmf, yes ?
16. Do you like yo
Hey, hey, hey hey hey !Guess who managed to get her computer back ? C:Hey, hey, hey hey hey ! in Personal More Like This
now, let's find this damn China's password. I don't even remember the hint of his previous model ;A;
Christmas GreetingsIt is officially Christmas now where I'm at (actually 2 hours ago, but we had a midnight feast plus I spent the last two hours watching Wall-E, Liking stats on Facebook, and browsing through my Notifs). Even if I posted a pic for this, I decided to put up a Journal as well.Christmas Greetings in Personal More Like This
So, yeah. Merry Christmas to everyone out there! Happy holidays, drink hot choco, open presents, and do what you do best during this season! We have a jam-packed day full of activities later in the day, so I'm pretty excited for those.
Finals Finally Over!! (+Updates)Boo-yah, baby! The last day of our finals exam (for this semester) just ended last Tuesday (April 15), and believe me it was quite a series of hellish weeks - worked on a 3D-animated dance, gathered footage for After Effects project, roughly a month's worth of shooting for Clay Animation, and a whole lot more! My classmates and I were really relieved that everything ended, though this means we'll be in our Senior Year once we enroll this May (GAHD WE FEEL SO OLD)!Finals Finally Over!! (+Updates) in Personal More Like This
Anybutts, with finals out of the picture, I'm finally back, up, and running (more like sitting down, TBH) to get some more art stuff done. I have 3 'Cybie and Tykie' comics due by the end of this month (I hope I get to finish them all). I'm planning to get at least one animated short up before the break ends. I might practice drawing characters more often (still reconsidering taking commishies but not sure if the time will be enough).
Oh, I almost forgot! For those who still don't know, the Philippine Anthro Fest will
100 Theme Challenge for your OC'sAn old challenge by :iconkitsunechann:100 Theme Challenge for your OC's in Personal More Like This
Using the following 100 themes as titles, draw 100 scenarios using your original characters. Use this as a chance to practice whatever yo feel the least confident in, whether it be poses, coloring, anatomy, or backgrounds. Feel free to use speech bubbles. Sometimes, it's hard to express something without words.
(Bit of change: These can be done either as sketches or full-rendered drawings complete with colors, shadings, and even backgrounds if necessary. The goal of this challenge isn't just to enhance drawing skills but to have fun in the process as well.)
17. Group Photo
Pikajammer's Last 50 Things of 20131.) Last Song Downloaded - Guessing by Against the CurrentPikajammer's Last 50 Things of 2013 in Personal More Like This
2.) Last Music/Song Listened to - In The Morning Light - Yanni
3.) Last Website Visited - ask.fm
4.) Last Facebook Comment - "Wew, hahaha! Nice one Chino! "
5.) Last Breakfast - Corned Beef, Eggs, Chicken Hotdog, Leftover Soup, and Gravy
6.) Last Lunch - Tinolang Manok
7.) Last Dinner - Tinolang Manok and Shrimp Omelette
8.) Last TV Show Watched - Adventure Time
9.) Last Movie Watched - Pitch Perfect
10.) Last Anime Watched - Log Horizon
11.) Last YouTube Video Fave'd - David Lanz - Cristofori's Dream
12.) Last Meme Encountered - "A mouse just ran across my feet."
13.) Last Furry Term Mentioned - Lagomorph
14.) Last Fruit Eaten - Banana
15.) Last Vegetable Eaten - Malunggay
16.) Last Dessert Eaten - Toblerone
17.) Last Dish Cooked - Cheesecake
18.) Last Computer Game Played - Dragon Nest
19.) Last Search in Google - "Against the Current"
20.) Last WIP - Log Horizon Collab with bluecross03
21.) Last Chat Mate - Seriia
I'm finally a Premium Member!I just signed up for Premium Membership! This was made possible through all the commissions and donations from you guys! I'm really really excited since it's the first time for me to subscribe, and that I'm amazed you guys were the reason for it. With that, I just wanna give one big thank you to everyone out there! I'll make sure this serves as a reminder for me to keep doing better in my art for you guys! I'll keep working on my Cybie and Tykie comics. I dunno how I'll manage, but I'll try to find time somehow! It really means a lot, guys! Thank you so much! ^^I'm finally a Premium Member! in Personal More Like This
Cyber Pikachu/Pikajammer's Last 50 Things of 20121.) Last Song Downloaded - Tonight Tonight (Nightcore)Cyber Pikachu/Pikajammer's Last 50 Things of 2012 in Personal More Like This
2.) Last Song Listened to - When Can I See You Again (Nightcore)
3.) Last Forum Visited - Level Up! Forums
4.) Last Word Posted in Forum - "skills"
5.) Last Breakfast - Arroz Caldo
6.) Last Lunch - Sinampalukang Manok and Spanish Sardines
7.) Last Dinner - Pork BBQ, Lechon Paksiw, and Sinampalukang Manok
8.) Last TV Show Watched - Gandang Gabi Vice
9.) Last Movie Watched - Kung Fu Panda 2
10.) Last Anime Movie Watched - Gintama the Movie
11.) Last YouTube Video Fave'd - "CHRISTMAS EDITION! - ScribbleNauts : Unlimited - Part 9" By PewDiePie
12.) Last Meme Encountered - Om Nom Nom
13.) Last Furry Term Mentioned - Anthro
14.) Last Fruit Eaten - Grapes
15.) Last Vegetable Eaten - Malunggay
16.) Last Dessert Eaten - Galaxy Hazelnut Chocolate
17.) Last Dish Cooked - fettuccine Alfredo
18.) Last Computer Game Played - Dragon Nest
19.) Last Search in Google - C2H5OH
20.) Last WIP - Freckle x Ivy
21.) Last Chat Mate - Carlo Santos
My deviantART StoryWho would have thought deviantArt has been around for 14 whole years! Within that long-yet-feels-short time, an abundance of artists and art appreciators have risen. Though, I haven't been here for 14 years, the time I'd been in dA has really helped me as an artist - from viewing artworks to developing my own drawing style to meeting new friends along the way. Everyone has their dA story, and here is mine...My deviantART Story in Art Features More Like This
(Princess Myan - Zorori)
I've been drawing ever since I could remember, although the basis of my style originated from this here picture (and was one of the first works I've uploaded in deviantArt). This was a fan art of Princess Myan from the anime, "Kaiketsu Zorori." It was originally drawn on one of the pages of my cheap sketchpad, after which I took a photo using an old digicam, and colored with the Brush and Bucket Tool of Paint (the not-so-perks of lacking digital media). Of course, I've uploaded a couple of other drawings, but since I was insec
Happy Single Awareness Day (or Valentine's Day)I'm pretty sure you guys know what I mean. To those celebrating this commemorative day, to those who are taken, not taken, mistaken, and taken for granted, and of course to all the fabulously single out there, I hope you all indulge yourself with all lovey-dovey stuff (as well as eat to your heart's content). Enjoy the day while you still can, and don't forget to share a bit of joy to that someone special. Remember, it's the thought that counts, no matter how small. :iconiloveyouplz: :iconbunnyloveplz:Happy Single Awareness Day (or Valentine's Day) in Personal More Like This
Sunday is ASK.FM Day!What better way to spend today randomly by dropping random questions over at my ASK.FM page! Go ahead, click the link, and ask away! You can go as random as you like, or ask about my characters, or anything under the sun's nice also.Sunday is ASK.FM Day! in Personal More Like This
Comments and Suggestions (+Anniversary) :iconsayhiplz:Comments and Suggestions (+Anniversary) in Personal More Like This
2014 just started, and January's fast closing already! It felt like I wasn't able to do much for this first month of the year, but I want to hear from your opinions and such. Do you guys have any comments, suggestions, violent reactions, or what-have-you with my work? Anything you want to share regarding my art style? Probably concepts you want to see more of in the 'Cybie and Tykie' comics?
Speaking of 'Cybie and Tykie,' this January 31 will be its first year anniversary! :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3:
To everyone who have been reading the short and (somewhat-shallow) humorous comics, thank you so much! You guys really inspired me to keep making comics. Back then, I never really thought it was going to be a huge success, and it'll be ONE YEAR OLD by the end of the month! Once again, thank you so much, and just keep the suggestions coming! They're highly appreciated! :iconiloveyouplz:
'Almost 5000 views... I'm gonna capture it!' FAIL*Waits for ten minutes with nothing*'Almost 5000 views... I'm gonna capture it!' FAIL in Personal More Like This
"4,998. Just two more views, c'mon..."
*Leaves page for two minutes to check view counter*
Jezzes.I have such a bad Hetalia fetish.Jezzes. in Personal More Like This
Oh my god.
I hope it never ever ever ends.
Shine bright like a Doitsu~Wat.Shine bright like a Doitsu~ in Personal More Like This
When did that even become a thing.
I love it.
I have so many requests to do, I should probably do those... But I also have asks to do... And homework...
Hm? Y'think so?
:icongermanystickplz: Eat food it is~
Just hit 50,000 deviation views:iconsadcraiplz: Fuck, guys.... I love you so much...Just hit 50,000 deviation views in Personal More Like This
BlahWhen your crush texts you in he middle of the night to whine about how sexy he is and argue about video games. <3Blah in Personal More Like This
So my next cursor pack is out! Go check it out. (I'd give you a link but I'm in my phone...)
Hetalia Season 5 Trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=rKNekMjAbXMHetalia Season 5 Trailer in Personal More Like This
The official trailer's been put up.
*fansquee at appearance of Romania and Gilbird*
The ending credits state that the Season starts on the 28th of January. Originally the date was the 25th, but now it's the 28th. It also says it'll be on NicoNico. (Bluhhhh, NicoNico's so slow.)
Don't expect subtitles. It will be in Japanese.
Subtitles won't be coming for a long time after it's release.
But. Yey. I know enough Japanese to figure shit out and still squeal at everything.
My frand's shit.My best friend drew this~!My frand's shit. in Personal More Like This
I think it looks brilliant, his shading is so much better than mine. He gets whiny when I compliment his stuff, because I think he's good, and he's like "NENENENE YOU'RE BETTER" And I'm like "NENENENE SUCK MY DICK" and it continues on like that. But this kid is what inspired me to draw in the first place. So check out his stuff. (:
Ve~nya! (I love that.)
I wanna go on this exchange so badly right now.I am trying so hard to get an exchange. Any exchange. Anywhere. I really don't care at this point. :iconbegplz: (Although I want a German-speaking country, obviously.) Hell, I'll go to freaking Portugal if I can get an acceptance. I really wanna go to Romania, but ANYWAY. :iconfranceisnotpleased:I wanna go on this exchange so badly right now. in Personal More Like This
I don't have the money. And this is the last year I can apply for a high school semester. So I'm filling out scholarship applications left and right, and it's killing my brain. But I want it more than anything. :iconfrenchsquealplz:
So if I'm not on dA much anymore, it's probably because I'm trying to hop on a plane to good ol' Doitsu. :icongermanystickplz:
Over 5000 Cursor downloads! :DYou kids fuggin' rock.Over 5000 Cursor downloads! :D in Personal More Like This
Now I just gotta decide if I wanna continue with these cursors...
Culture Meme, cuz I can~BRITISHCulture Meme, cuz I can~ in Personal More Like This
[X] You drink a lot of tea.
[X] You know what a trolly is
[ ] Deal or No Deal has taken over your life.
[ ] You wanted Ben to win X Factor.
[x] You use the word "bugger" or the phrase "bloody hell."
[x] Fish and chips are yummy.
[x] You can eat a Full English Breakfast. Easily.
[ ] You dislike Emos almost as much as you dislike Chavs.
[X] It's football.... Not soccer.
Total = 6
 You wear flip-flops all year.
[ ] You call flip-flops "thongs" not flip-flops.
[ ] You love a backyard barbie.
[ ] You know a barbie is not a doll.
[ ] You love the beach.
[x] Sometimes you swear without realizing.
[ ] You're a sports fanatic.
[ ] You are tanned.
[ ] You're a bit of a bogan.
[ ] You have an Australian something.
Total = 1
[ ] The Sopranos is a great show
[x] Your last name ends in a vowel.
[x] Your grandmother makes her own sauces.
[x] You know how a real meatball tastes.
[x] You know Italian songs.
[ ] You have dark hair and dark eye colour.
[x] You speak some Ital
Upgrade Your Space Contest!Upgrade Your SpaceUpgrade Your Space Contest! in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**
30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.
** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.
The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:
Reason given for the Print selection
Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed
Train Your Brain Contest WinnersTrain Your Brain Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department (TAD) and deviantART challenged you to submit work in five disciplines, and the TAD judges certainly saw A+ work! The TAD faculty, who did all the judging, were extremely impressed with the talent and promise shown. Check out their winners who rose to the top of the class!
Animation Illustration Drawing & Painting 2D 3D
A trip for two to tour Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California. Three online classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
To see the ten Second Place Winn
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
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
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.)
Halloween Fright FestHalloween Fright Fest in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Scare Your Bad Luck Away!
Goblins and ghouls are running amuck, the graveyards are coming to life, and surprises are hiding in every corner which can only mean one thing — it's Halloween time! You may have seen a black cat strutting across your screen or a deviation shattering like a mirror before your very eyes. Not to fear! Your luck is about to change. With Halloween-themed articles, new contests and winners galore, and free shipping on all Prints and deviantART Gear orders, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!
Demonology >>Dante's Inferno >><
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
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?
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
1000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnimeThe full shipment of 1000 Words has arrived! Now you can order the books at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/1000-Words-Wenqing-Yan/dp/0981959997 or at 4DE.com http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=1111000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnime in Personal More Like This
For those who can make it to the SacAnime convention in Sacramento, California this Jan 4-6th 2013, we will also be selling the books plus other prints in the Exhibitor Hall at booth B20! http://www.sacconventions.com/?page_id=4961 Come by and check us out! (And it's the Vendors section, not Artist Alley because we couldn't get a table in time )
Thank you all for the amazing support for this book. If you have ordered anything from the 4DE.com and have not received your shipment yet, please e-mail sales@4DE.com and they will help you
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.
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up atOFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP! in Personal More Like This
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~While I was too busy stressing over the issues with the 1000 Words book and trying to fix the problems, I failed to mention some other, sillier, problems we've had since moving to a new apartment.The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~ in Personal More Like This
It went something like this:
Roommate: Wenqing!!! The sink fell!!!
Me: ...What?! (in my mind: Silly roommy got her English all confused. She must have meant something fell into the sink)
After going to the bathroom
Me: Holy crap! The sink fell!!!
The sinking sink, the sunken sink, the sink sank? Thinking of sinking sinks lol
And then the other roommate came home and was (in her own words) " ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ︵ ┻━┻ "
But as the first roommate put it: "The good thing about not having a bathroom sink is that you can just reach through the counter where the sink should be to grab whatever is underneath."
Living on the bright side like a boss~
Derping on the Road
My friend Guavi and I were heading
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
KONY 2012: Stop the slaughterBecause no child should live in fear of being kidnapped and forced to kill their own parents.KONY 2012: Stop the slaughter in Personal More Like This
I assure you this video is worth every minute of your time.
"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Pledge your support at http://www.kony2012.com/ and continue to share this story.
GOAL: 500,000 shares"
Fisheye Placebo Cosplay DerpsI had the honor of derping with these hilarious Fisheye Placebo cosplayers at Sakura-con!Fisheye Placebo Cosplay Derps in Personal More Like This
Good times. Good times.
See you guys again at Fanime! ♥
Frey, Alex, and Vance cosplayed by Shotalicious, Sugarlat, Liarino. I'm cameoing as rabbit ear fingers.
And then I drew them XD
Jen and Cocoa by Haruu-chan and LeekFish
ART MAJORS FTW
Robin and Toby copsplayed by usagi2ranpha and Little-islander
Alex has a plastic gun. Toby is going ARAFDHAJGJ. Robin is confused. Noting makes sense and all is right with the world.
The level of maturity is overwhelming.
They wanted to cosplay outerwear and underwear so they even made Vance and Frey's panties. Not only that, they also made extra ones for me to wear XD
Last but not least, amazing cosplay and photography by KashinoRei and Andy-K. They are in Germany so I wasn't able to meet them at Sakura-con, but hopefully I'll be able to visit a European con in the future
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
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
Receptionist O.OGod DAMN.Receptionist O.O in Personal More Like This
I was the receptionist today o.o;;;;
I was worried at first.. cuz I hate phones and have a minor....ish.. case of telephobia. Doing that kind of just got rid of it all
It was fun!!!!!
Interesting phone calls, greeted lots of people, registered people into the system, was more talkative with Matt, Ted and Helena.. helped a dude carry a tv in and scratched my entire arm in the process -_-...
Did two things for Matt, too. I get epic work to do now. Hehehe, hes gonna ask me for everything now because I research 100% perfectly and type faster than ever. Plus, I'm nice! Matt likes Matt. xDD
Plus. Back in a relationship ;3 !!!
Can't wait for Saturday~
P.S. anybody wanna call me? Ask!
Merry Christmas -_- ... +Cute Cute Cute!!!!!MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSMerry Christmas -_- ... +Cute Cute Cute!!!!! in Personal More Like This
I hope your day is the best it can be.
Spend time with family, spend time with friends!
Be happy, and enjoy your day!
Be thankful for what you have: A roof over your head, a family that loves you, remarkable friends, food, good health, presents, and an overall sense of happiness.
^P.S.......I'm not actually 'happy', as that^ may imply. I'm far from happy. I'm thankful for what I have, yes... but when it comes to family, I only wish "Fukitol" was a real pill......
I went to bed just after midnight... I woke at 9am.... I spent time from 9am - 11:30am reading. I read on the couch for 10 minutes, She started crying and screaming so I went out back. I read out back for just over an hour and froze >.> ... I came back in and sat against the door of my bathroom [leading to outback] and read another 2 chapters.... <3
Now I just wanna go back up to my room and stay there 'til 11pm, when I'll be hoping the people who come here are
Facebook '100 Questions Meme'Decided to re-do it. Here.Facebook '100 Questions Meme' in Personal More Like This
1. Had Sex? Nope. Almost did quite a few times, though. :/ More like rape.... ._.
2. Bought Condoms? Wanted to.. xD
3. Gotten Pregnant? Pfffffff no. >.>.... If I did, it was a miscarriage from me being an idiot and hurting myself? xD
4. Failed A Class? ....Can't believe I'm actually saying this, but yes.
5. Kissed A Boy? Just one .....
6. Kissed A Girl? Nope. D: !!!!!!!! It sucks Dx
7. Used A Little Paper Bag For Lunch? Lol, I used to be obsessed with them...
8. Had A Job? Yep. -ish.. Babysitting,and working at ERRC.
9. Slipped On Ice? Yes -_- .. Was pushed, too. :/ Everybody hated me...
10. Missed The School Bus? Havent taken one since I was in JK/SK, so no.
11. Left The House Without My Wallet? I rarely bring it, so.. yeah.
12. Bullied Someone On The Internet? Pff.... too many times.... OTL
13. Sexted? Pfff .
I'm... Seme? xD30+ = Super UkeI'm... Seme? xD in Personal More Like This
21-30 = Uke
20 = Seme-uke (Seke)
10-19 = Seme
10- = Super Seme
 You like to be content in everything.
[x] When a person confesses their love to you and you don't like them, you start feeling very tense and/or you don't know what to say.
[x] You enjoy listening to smooth and relaxing music.
[/] You are quite hyperactive.
 If you don't like something, you start crying and you don't care if you start talking too loud.
 You love candies or any type of caramel.
[x] You like making others blush.
 You sleep with a doll/teddy bear/pillow in your hand.
 You're usually shy with the opposite gender.
[x] You like romantic-funny anime.
 Between L or Light cosplay, you prefer L.
 You have listened to "an café".
 You like listening to it.
 You have one or two songs on your computer of "an café".
 You are innocent and/or a little clumsy.
[x] You smile at kitties.
[x] You usually say "kawaii".
[x] You like plushies.
 Between light blue and blue, you prefe
......Fight.....So I told Trever how I felt, how I wasn't happy and didn't really wanna be with him anymore.......Fight. in Personal More Like This
Oh fuck, it was bad... he started going insane, begging me to stay endlessly.....
Three hours of this went on............. and then it all turned around.
He started telling me to shut up, that I'd changed and wasn't the same anymore and he didn't like the personality I was using [dark and mean... I was violent.]
So I got pissed off and left and told him to have fun getting over things...
.......Now he plans to commit suicide... just like I once planned. I came back online an hour later and told him not to.
He got fiesty and told me to not tell him what to do D:
He stated he couldn't trust me, that was now afraid of me.
Honestly, I'll one day take Zander if I can [Im working on it >.>] ... but I'm also trying to work it out with Trever for the time-being, seeing if it gets any better.
But knowing he's fucking afraid of me is extremely unsettling and it mak
Daniel Cosplay :DMmkay!Daniel Cosplay :D in Personal More Like This
Went to Value Village FINALLY and got everything needed for Daniel [Amnesia TDD] cosplay :3
I just need to go to another VV to find pants... I searched through about 200 - 300 pairs of pants / 7 rows...... NOTHING worked.
I'll find something else for now, maybe...
Now I just need someone to be.... mhmhmmhmhmh... Alexander for me ;3
So epic stuff can happen >:3
MOVINGWOOOOOOOOOOOMOVING in Personal More Like This
YESSSSSS [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)]
Don't know where yet, but we're moving :3
My mom knew I wanted out from the beginning...
I will honestly feel bad for leaving my.... ghost-friend [the little girl and other evil spirits] behind [Crying] ...... She's fun to chill with.....
^I mean, I get odd scars all over my chest and neck all the time [X's, pentagrams] from this evil spirit but the little girl just cries a lot and sits outside my room [:( (Sad)]
That's the ONLY reason why I don't wanna move. Sounds retarded, but it seems like this little girl spirit is trying to get contact or comfort with someone, trying to warn me- but if I leave, she has nothing.....
Moving from sometime around July - September [dead of heat. Fantastic... ~_~]
Lalalalalalalalalalalala can't wait. :3
It'd be nice if the house we move to is like the McCallister house [which is for sale for 2.4 million, btw].... comes with a grand piano [:D (Big Grin)]
That would be p
Cry's LivestreamOh my fucking God.Cry's Livestream in Personal More Like This
I actually spoke directly to Cry, Russ, Scott, Tobuscus........... !!!!!!!!
Lol, when people were like "Can I have your babies, Cry?" I said, "Cry's kid would be the cutest thing ever."
Scott told Cry that and then he responded to me epicly xD But I dont remember what he said now...
Also added him on some different sites and watched him accept me xD
Lol, he saw my pic............................. :S ...... the ... red-head one I have on here................................................. >.< ........ Im not repeating his comment. >w>
And something I've learned and discovered.
1) Cry has extreme rage issues with games against Russ xDD
2) He swear A LOT, especially after 2am.
3) .... He's verryyyy perverted after 2am xDD <3
Hehehe. Fun. Wish I could have talked to him on Skype ._.
. s .Been doodling a bit. Writing a bit.. s . in Personal More Like This
Who knows what will show up.
:)Been busy working on a double meme with a friend. All my creativity has been going into that lately, so no new stuff lately because of that.:) in Personal More Like This
Anyways, hope you all had a good Halloween.
Livestreaming OnlineJust doing some random stuff.Livestreaming Online in Personal More Like This
Stop in and say hi if you want.
Practicing drawing Cake and Fiona for a meme thing I'm doing with a friend
:3This song....:3 in Personal More Like This
Livestreaming OfflineJust doing some doodles and what not for about an hour or so.Livestreaming Offline in Personal More Like This
Livestream OfflineWorking on some practice/projectLivestream Offline in Personal More Like This
If you've got the time, stop in and say hello.
Thanks to the couple of people who showed up to hang out.
Hopefully I'll have more people next time.
Till then, take care guys.
:(Going on hiatus for awhile due to personal reasons. Hopefully I'll be back soon.:( in Personal More Like This
Due to a small miscommunication, I thought I was banned from my computer for the foreseeable future... It turns out I wasn't. But, it did put things back into perspective for me.
Anyways,no need to worry, I'm fine. Hope to see you all around.
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7 ReloadI call this one a reload cause it's kind of new stuff but not really but just in case you haven't seen it here is some new and better uploads of the chacacters you know in love!Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7 Reload in Personal More Like This
Motion picture Tailer
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 4Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 4 in Personal More Like This
Here more new on more Sketches for Naruto Road to Ninja over! These will make you laugh!
Thanks to people commenting and Telling me more of what's be updated. Thanks Everyone!
According to the newest NARUTO Road to Ninja's scan, some secrets about the movie have been revealed:
Hinata is lively and a little rough in her speech. She loves Naruto all the same and is aggressive about it.
Pervy Neji. Neji's dirty smile is uncanny! They say he has no aptitude in whatever he does!?
Unable to use weapons at all, Tenten got clumsy!
Neko Kiba (it means Kiba's like a cat!)
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Final UpdateFinally This week the day of July 28th the movie is coming out in Japan.Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Final Update in Personal More Like This
I really don't think anything new will be coming out this week except everything that we already so so unless something good comes out This will be my last update. Thank you so much for view and comment on my journal. Sorry If I'd annoyed and spam you all this time. Please forgive me. I put extras and some Fanart in this one so I hope you enjoy it!
LINK FOR THE VIDEO
As mentioned in the NARUTO the Movie: Road to Ninja promotional schedule, Naruto's manga creator Masashi Kishimoto was going to have an interview with Sakiyomi Jan Bang on TV Tokyo. Below is the recording video as well as the transcript of the interview.
Kishimoto-sensei: The character/characters hard to make was/were the enemy/enemies. Who should they be? The meeting about it went on for about 6 or 7 hours. At first everyone was laughing but as time went by we got reticent w
Road To Ninja Naruto the movie Update 8NOW ALL YOU LONG TIME NARUTO FANS BEEN WAITING! WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR AWHILE FOR THE MOVIE BUT ALEAST WE CAN ENJOY FOR ONE THING! FOR THE MANGA. I already saw this by Sawyer7mage video but thank you for send me the note anyway Thanks satomichiko1 Thank you Kishimoto for making our Fanservice Real!Road To Ninja Naruto the movie Update 8 in Personal More Like This
READ IT NOW!
Last week the legendary creator if Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, talked about Naruto and his parents. This week on Japanese television show Sakiyomi Jan Bang, Kishimoto-sensei talks about the Leaf Village's pink flower, Sakura Haruno!
Kishimito-sensei mentions that even though he would have liked to write some scen
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 5Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 5 in Personal More Like This
With a month left until its much anticipated Japanese theatrical release, the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie promotional process is in full swing! At the Sunshine 60 Observatory in Tokyo, Japan is an exhibit with drawings from the Naruto series. This includes close-ups of Naruto/Sakura, Guy, and Sai from Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie! Not really much of an Updated. :/ Sorry guys.
Naruto the movie:Road to Ninja Update 3! Poll 3!Naruto the movie:Road to Ninja Update 3! Poll 3! in Personal More Like This
Sorry this is a little late but those who don't know here's a heads up!
Celebrating 10 years of Naruto anime, series creator Masashi Kishimoto will be providing the story and character designs for this summer's Naruto movie, Road to Ninja. According to rumors, the movie will not feature the characters as we've come to know them. And, new illustrations of a Sasuke redesign seem to support this.
According to the buzz, its Sasuke may be kind-hearted and loyal to his friend Naruto, while Kakashi will be a bit less cool and calm, and instead more heated.
Apparently this is the movie's Sasuke. Is this an alternative, friendly rival Sasuke?
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7Thanks to a dear deivant 1rst2 She link me to the lastest updated and more scans from the movie!here more scans! Awesome! Thank Dear!Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7 in Personal More Like This
Sakiyomi Jan Bang TV recently had a chance to interview Naruto's creator Masashi Kishimoto. This interview is geared specifically toward the upcoming Naruto's movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie. Below is the highlight of the interview:
"Since this time I wanted to write about Naruto properly as a protagonist, and delve deeply into his feelings, I fussed a lot over the ramen shop scene between Naruto and Iruka at the beginning. At one point, the storyboards were all finished but since the images were somewhat different (from what I wanted), I had all of them fixed which was pretty selfish of me. But of course, since the things I'm satisfied with are also present in the scenes I was able to do, I'd like for people to watch them. As for Minato and Kus
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 6Newest TrailerRoad to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 6 in Personal More Like This
Thanks to a dear deivant 1rst2 here more scans! Plus I don't know if this os from the movie but here something funny to laugh at.
QuantificationQuantificationQuantification in Personal More Like This
One of the things I hate about the internet is that everything must be quantifiable. Without a proper source, no one will believe you, no matter how reliable your original info was when you received it. It doesn't matter if you heard it from a professor giving a lecture in college, if you read it in a book, read a report by a scientist, or saw a documentary that went into elaborate detail... if there isn't an internet equivalent, then you're seen as a compulsive liar.
Case in point, recently someone mentioned that my sketches look better than my finished artwork and I responded by telling them that there was science that helped back up why that phenomenon exists. But since I couldn't remember the source, I got trolled hardcore for saying that. Today, however, I stumbled upon a close enough equivalence. Here's a quote:
The sketchiness of line art mimics the natural lack of clarity in our peripheral vision. When we look at the real wo
NerdcrafteriaI'm a nerdfighter and if you don't know what a nerdfighter is you can watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyQi79aYfxUNerdcrafteria in Personal More Like This
But one of the coolest things about nerdfighteria is that we have our own minecraft server called... wait for it: Nerdcrafteria!
Nerdcrafteria is one of the most awesome Minecraft servers I have ever participated in. The server is broken up into several different worlds. The Main World, The Nether, Minington, and Gladitorial. All of the worlds have borders around them preventing players from roaming too far and making the strain on the server too much to handle, but all of the worlds are also massive enough that you likely won't notice.
The Various Worlds
The main world is where towns and cities exist. You cannot break blocks here except on town plots that you purchase with the server's equivalent to money = Llamas. This helps prevent griefers from destroying all your hard work and gives you a place to call home. If you don't have enough
I've got a theory...I keep getting asked why I keep focusing so much on women's rights in comics and what-not. http://syacartoonist.com/seriously-stop-it I'm honestly not sure why it's suddenly struck me to start talking about this stuff so much, but I have a theory...I've got a theory... in Personal More Like This
The reason these issues with women in comics and gaming and nerd culture in general is because of inclusivity and broadening demographics. Over a decade ago, nerd culture was still very much male dominated and exclusive. But over the years women have been getting into comics and gaming and everything else geek related much more so. I mean... don't get me wrong, they were ALWAYS there to being with... but for whatever reason it just started to become more socially acceptable to admit that you were a woman and a geek/gamer.
But the problem is that most of nerd culture and gaming are doing things same-old-same-old like they've always been doing things. They produce content exclusively for male audiences and don't understand why women are takin
BE QUIET!!!!!So uh... yeah this got out of hand pretty quickly:BE QUIET!!!!! in Personal More Like This
I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting the backlash to be so violent. But I guess I should expect this sort of thing whenever it comes to video games. At any rate, a lot of stuff is being thrown around haphazardly and I wanted to address some of the main complaints/defenses about my criticism of Quiet's design.
"She's got camo skin! She's dressed this way for a reason!"
You know, you can come up with any number of reasons for a character to be scantly clad. But at the end of the day it's still a scantly clad conventionally attractive female character. Not to put to fine a point on it but having Mystique walk around naked because her skin changes color doesn't stop her from being a source of obvious pandering T&A. So I'm sorry, but that whole "you'll be ashamed for slut-shaming her" excuse doesn't hold water with me, especially after Kojima outright said that her design was to sell
Miyazaki vs OtakuIn case you haven’t heard this, renowned Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki was quoted as saying that the reason the anime industry is suffering is because it’s overrun with “otaku.”Miyazaki vs Otaku in Personal More Like This
You can read the full article here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku
Naturally, such a high profile artist such as Miyazaki coming down hard on Otaku has offended a lot of people and a bit of backlash has sprung up because of it. I’d like to try and reassure some of you that it’s not as bad as it might sound, and here’s why (please keep in mind this is from an American perspective).
“Otaku” in Japan is (or was) an offensive word, usually embodying the worse traits of obsessive basement dwelling collection completing socially inept geeks. It gained widespread negative connotations after the 1989 “Otaku Murders” carried out by Tsutomu Miyazaki (which are to
The BIOSHOCK SongYou can watch it here or over on YouTube at the following http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwC9_VCZCY&featurelayer_embeddedThe BIOSHOCK Song in Personal More Like This
The song is currently available for $0.89 cents at this http://brentalfloss.bandcamp.com/releases until a iTunes version becomes available.
Remember when I said there was a "surprise" coming on Thursday? Here it is! This is one of the projects I've been working on these past few weeks. My job was to make the "Joe" inserts used in this video.
Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank YouI honestly didn’t mean to come back so suddenly, but the news from earlier today just hit home very hard and I felt the need to say something to y’all.Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank You in Personal More Like This
Robin Williams Passes Away
Robin Williams passes away today at the relatively young age of 63. The earliest reports so far seem to confirm that it was a suicide by asphyxiation. He had been battling severe depression for quite some time now, and it seems that it ultimately did him in. Robin Williams was one of the first actors who’s career I began to follow as a kid, owing largely to his involvement in Disney’s Aladdin as the Genie.
I remember a story Stephen Spielberg told about when he was filming Schindler’s List. While over in Germany, Robin Williams would call Stephen up every night to tell him a joke because the story of Schindler’s List was so depressing and difficult to film Stephen needed the pick-me-ups.
It’s incredibly sad that Robin ultimately took his own life lik