Conquista de um SonhoConquista de um Sonho in Art Features More Like This
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
A Longa Jornada da HQ “Lost Kids: Buscando Samarkand” de Felipe Cagno”
Muitos deviants conhecem bem o…
…“Lost Kids: Buscando Samarkand”, o livro em quadrinhos de mais de 200 páginas escrito e criado pelo roteirista brasileiro Felipe Cagno.
O que poucos conhecem é a história de como Felipe levou quase uma década para produzir e apresent
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
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
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
Collection: Each Chapter's EndCollection: Each Chapter's End in Art Features More Like This
Each Chapter’s End
Context is everything. The same photographs and paintings of airport terminals and train compartments and subway platforms that seem so cold and forbidding in contemplation of one’s traveling out into the world, somehow become reassuring in their hard functionality and durability – when thought of as the pathway to the journey back home. Faces of travelers photographed in airports often exhibit muted “Mona Lisa smiles,” masking the direction (to or away from home) that they are headed.
Role Models: Then and NowRole Models: Then and Now in Art Features More Like This
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
Christian Maryclay and The ClockChristian Maryclay and The Clock in Art Features More Like This
Christian Marclay and “The Clock”
Clock tower by rahurns
In 1964, Andy Warhol made “Empire,” an 8–hour film consisting of a single slow-motion shot of the Empire State Building as seen from the Time–Life Building.
Other than exterior floodlights coming on and off, there is no narrative but “time” itself—as captured in one hours–long period one unremarkable evening, and as expended by anyone wat
Titmouse's 5 Second Film NightTitmouse's 5 Second Film Night in Art Features More Like This
Moving Pictures: Titmouse’s 5 Second Night Will Showcase the Studio’s Unbridled Creativity
On February 13th, Lars Ingelman brought an overnight bag into work with him.
On a typical day at Titmouse–the animation studio behind shows like The Venture Bros; China, IL; and Metalocalypse–Lars does character layouts for an upcoming television show called Moonbea
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Amongst the Elves and Fae
“Where is the breadcrumb trail of fairytales, and breath of mother nature? We have grown blind to ancestors and their lore, surrendered to fantasy what we believed before. Yet still we dream of elves and fae, of fluttering twilight sprites and lords of timeless halls; we long for lands where battles are won with bow and arrow, skies belong to eagles, and fields feel the flow of magic under the grass. How have we come so far, and how to go back?”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
VLOG 5VLOG 5 is up on my youtube channel:VLOG 5 in Personal More Like This
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vvc8XaPyl-8&featurelcp
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_812982&feature=iv&src_vidvc8XaPyl-8&v=Gxys4Iz1-pk
this is the first 1 I've done NOT in my own room, this vlog comes from the bringing blasphemy practice room :3
WARNING: we perform a few songs but because it's a raw recording, the sound is highly unbalanced and doesn't represent anything close to complete works.
P.S. I'm a poorly bunny come make me soup
P.P.S. check this video me and a few friends made (I just make an appearance really X3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HF4DvoECA
funniest shit I heard X3a friend said I could be a model. pfft!!! whatever! I mean... I'd do more photos and shiz... if I had pretty clothes to do it with >.< guess that's why I need a job >.funniest shit I heard X3 in Personal More Like This
we're playing a festival!that's right, Bringing Blasphemy is playing it's first Festival! ^^we're playing a festival! in Personal More Like This
apparently the venue we played at last week were impressed and have asked us if we'd like to play at their annual metal and thrashcore festival in October :3
naturally we said yes and we're playing on saturday 13th October at the Black Swan on thorton road, Bradford at 3:30 pm so if anyone lives in England and wants to see us play just come on in. it's free
and if you're under 18 remember to bring a parent, it's a pub afterall
show up early and hang out with me and the rest of the band before and after we go on stage
and yes this is my return to DA... sort of... hopefully my laptop will be repaired this weekend and I can get uploading X3
Bringing Blasphemy Live Vids coming soonso we played our first live gig last week supporting the awesome City of Conquest on their EP launch along with the equally awesome 40 Thieves (go check out City of Conquests EP 'Inner Voices' in their Facebook page).Bringing Blasphemy Live Vids coming soon in Personal More Like This
a few vids were taken and should be up on the bands youtube channel in a few weeks. we'll also be heading into the studio within the next few months to record our first EP.
our Live performance will be put up in full in 6 segments by track:-
- 1. Fallen From Grace
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit [Nirvana Cover]
- 3. If I kill Myself (who will you Torment next?)
- 4. My Comfort
- 5. Run to the Hills [Iron Maiden Cover]
- 6. the Beautiful People [Marilyn Manson Cover]
and each track only includes at least 30 fuck ups each XD
and lastly we're hoping to be welcoming a Bassist into the band within the next month :3 so fingers crossed
thanks guys, love you all ^^
P.s. I'll be making my full return to DA at the weekend ^^ this is just a little update while I have t
time for another rantyaoi/slash/BL fangirlstime for another rant in Personal More Like This
and to be clear I'm not bashing yaoi or any female fans of it... just the 12 year old fan girls that decide to pick up on it and get the totally wrong idea about gay relationships and actual homosexual males from BL and yaoi.
and I don't think most of them get the idea that gay means... well GAY. it seems like as soon as these girls find out a guy is gay they're like 'OMG fuck me!'. well that's NOT gonna happen cos' they're FUCKING GAY! get that into your skulls >.
judge for yourselves :3Anorexiajudge for yourselves :3 in Personal More Like This
[x] You hate your body. (meh... could be better)
[x] You have starved yourself. (still do... just not all the time)
[x] You have low self esteem. (yup... getting some back though :3)
[ ] You use laxatives.
[x] You need to be skinnier.
[x] People always say you're skinny, but you think fat.
[x] People think you are way too skinny. (just my mum)
[x] You skip at least one meal a day. (lunch usually... sometimes breakfast too)
[ ] You limit your calories or check them constantly by compulsion
[ ] You are hyper most of the time.
[x] You barely pay attention to anything.
[x] You cannot cooperate with people well.
[x] You seem to never sit still.
[x] You talk all the time. (except when I'm ill)
[x] You need attention 24/7.
[ ] You aren't very shy.
[x] You can act wild at times then the next you are severely depressed.
[x] You are very irritable.
[x] You barely get any or no sleep.
[ ] You have very high self esteem at times.
RECKLESS ABANDON!Yeah guys, me and my band mates have settled on Reckless Abandon as our name :3 we were always gonna pick out of the top three from this pole anyway, not just accept the top votedRECKLESS ABANDON! in Personal More Like This
anyway, we're in the process of writing two songs, and putting together a song with lyrics written by :iconmaple-leaf-matsi: who kindly allowed us to use lyrics she wrote, thanks so much hun, we love the songs xoxox
I can't say much about what we're working on right now, except we want all our songs to sound different from each other. I can give you the song titles of what we're working on.
an alterna-metal song called 'the chamber'
a synth/screamo song called 'they say it get's better'
and a lighter, softer track called 'here'... thats the one written by matsi ^^
we will be putting up a facebook, youtube and twitter page soon, with a bandcamp page to follow once we have some recordings down...
and to all the people who voted us to use bringing blasphemy, I promise we'll use the name in some degree,
a meme thingySo here's the deal: listen to your mp3, or whatever music player you have and set it on shuffle. Then write down the title as the answer for each question below. Don't cheat! Even if the title is ridiculous as the answer! XDa meme thingy in Personal More Like This
1. What's your nickname?
2. Where are you?
Casablanca Sucked Anyways
3. What's your personality like?
All the Way Down
4. What's your favorite thing to do?
we gon' make luv
5. What do you like best?
this cocaine makes me feel like I'm on this song
6. What's your favorite color?
She Had the World
7. What the best advise you ever got?
if you can't ride two horses at once you should get out of the circus
8. What's your superpower?
Seize the Day
really don't want to do things...doing things is far too hard... would rather sit and do nothing... much easierreally don't want to do things... in Personal More Like This
just a little down :(I swear I used to get more comments than this!just a little down :( in Personal More Like This
just gets me down that I finally put more effort into my work and now people stop showing an interest in me
just really upsetting, I swear I HAD friends on here... and I miss them
please leave comments guys, I ALWAYS respond to them and it just brightens my day
I PROMISE I'll stop doing so much furry stuff and do some gooood old fashioned yaoi and some piccys of musicians (got Corey Taylor, Joey Jordison ,Ronnie Radke, frank iero and Wednesday 13 pics coming up ^^)
also... any ideas for 2 adorable rock stars to make a lil' slash pic of?
please don't ignore me guys... I'm just getting back on DA and WILL start getting back to my watchers soon :3
'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)
RetardA couple of people (literally only two, but it's a matter worth mentioning) emailed me after they had read the most recent Sequential Art strip, in which the fictitious element “Retardium” is mentioned. Both messages voiced disapproval at my using the word “Retard” due to its slang referencing of the mentally disabled.Retard in Personal More Like This
That interpretation of the word, in my eyes, is outdated.
Used in describing a mentally disabled individual, “retard” is a slur, and (as with any slur) anyone who says it in that context deserves a sharp blow to the head. However, used to describe a “wilfully ignorant, able-bodied idiot”, I think “retard” is perfectly acceptable. I’ll wager that everyone reading this knows someone that can accurately be described as a "f**king retard", none of whom are disabled in the slightest, nor in using the word is a mentally disabled person even thought of.
I’ve not heard “retard” used to des
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
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,
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Gamesmaster on YoutubeI like to have a bit of "white noise" playing in the background as I work. Either a movie I'm familiar with, a BBC documentary, Hollywood Babble On, etc.Gamesmaster on Youtube in Personal More Like This
Today I just stumbled upon a real gem: every episode of the legendary Gamesmaster has been uploaded to Youtube by someone destined for sainthood!
(No, not the sh*tty Nintendo propaganda cartoon.)
Gamesmaster was the first TV show to focus purely on video games and video game culture, and, with no internet back then, it was the only way I got to see most games.
My sole gaming platform was the old Commodore 64 warhorse, until I won a Megadrive/Genesis in '93 ("Design a character" competition), and it was another couple of years after that before I got a PC, so things like Monkey Island 2 I only got to see moving via Gamesmaster. Otherwise, it was just a case of staring lustfully at the screenshots on the back of the box.
So, for a 20 year old British kid's TV show, visit:
SPECTRE returns.Holy f**k! I didn’t see this one coming! The next James Bond film is called “Spectre”.SPECTRE returns. in Personal More Like This
For those not in the know; SPECTRE was the villainous organisation that was constantly trying to trigger World War 3 in the early Bond movies and pretty much every super-villain that 007 was sent out to stop was a member of the SPECTER hierarchy. At the top of this criminal network was the shadowy figure known only as “Number One”, who, after a multi-film build-up, personally introduced himself to Bond (and the audience) during You Only Live Twice as Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Now, the last anyone saw of Blofeld was when Roger Moore dropped him down a chimney, and SPECTRE was never mentioned again because of an ongoing squabble over ownership of the name. During Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, an underworld organisation identical to SPECTRE was hinted at but, disappointingly, named “Quantum”. More disappointingly, despite being really rather goo
Inverted heroes are not a move forward.Taking a known hero of fiction and altering their gender and/or race is a stunt. A gimmick. They do it for the sake of “shock” advertising rather than out of any real desire to add variety to the predominantly white male pantheon.Inverted heroes are not a move forward. in Personal More Like This
There have been a few news articles to stoke my irritation over the last couple of months. First there was word that Thor of the Marvel universe was to become female, then there was a rumour James Bond was going to be recast with a black actor and now there are mumbles that the Spiderman who may/may not show up in the cinematic Marvel universe will be a black kid: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31362800
Personally, I think all this crap is side-stepping the issue of diversity rather than addressing it. If the likes of Marvel were really serious about it, they’d invest time and capital creating new heroes who are a different gender/race from the get-go. Building up a new mythology for a female or black character would be so much str
SKY WEASEL!Dear Rest of the World,SKY WEASEL! in Personal More Like This
Our rodents are better than yours.
Great F**king Britain.
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3 in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire? in Personal More Like This
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
ASK SNIPPY: RUNNING AWAY?.ASK SNIPPY: RUNNING AWAY? in Personal More Like This
YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY A QUESTION RIGHT HERE:
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAYOctober something, something.SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY in Personal More Like This
Today captain declared as "REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY".
The day begun with me getting smacked with a broken laptop and yells "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!".
I tried to protest that laptops weren't attacking people in the mornings back in the past. To this, Captain declared that in fact they didn't have to, because users were so addicted to reading their daily mail facts that every morning they woke up smacking their heads on their laptops.
Then my head was treated to a barrage of empty, metal SPAM cans with words "SPAM MAIL! DODGE THE SPAM! USE FILTERS!".
With these words, captain gave me two old tennis rackets. The tennis rackets had yellow duck-tape stickers on them with words "DELETE" and "BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESS".
The spam can attack didn't end there, Pilot's job for today was hiding behind building ruins and throwing the spam cans at me at random intervals with yells of "INCREASE YOUR GENITAL SIZE!", "RUSSIAN BRIDE LOVES YOU" and "I AM NIGERIAN PRINCE WITH 56 BILL
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Champions of Order: The VersipellisThe VersipellisChampions of Order: The Versipellis in Personal More Like This
Neutral. Versatile. Compassionate and sympathetic. Peacekeepers and guardians.
The Versipellis (or "Versi") are the largest and most versatile of all the Clans and are composed mostly of average, everyday citizens simply trying to get by in the daily rat race. They have accepted their condition for what it is and have taken steps to cope with it, acknowledging both the benefits and drawbacks. Some have taken this philosophy a step further and have chosen to experience spirituality through the eyes of their wolf. Many have adopted an almost hippy-like outlook on their existence and use their power to protect Mother Earth and her inhabitants. Likewise, this Clan may harbour the scientist as well as the witch doctor wishing to delve further into the study of lycanthropy. Most research and underground resource centres are established by members of the Versipellis as they seem to hone an innate desire to help their fellow werewolves. They are
Roll Call + Date For Pre-Event!So everyone mark your calendars for Sunday, December 8th, starting at 3pm PST!!! We'll be meeting in the SnB chat room for our the Prologue of Omnia Mutantur, Nihil Interit! Everything Changes, Nothing Perishes!Roll Call + Date For Pre-Event! in Personal More Like This
Participating in this pre-event will be the following:
1. :iconTeknicolorTiger: - Asher
2. :iconTalutahLittleCrow: - Father Angelo (Event NPC)
3. :iconQuebecoisWolf: - Dahmer (Event NPC)
4. :iconRedwolfmoon: - Seiberling (pending)
5. :iconCaity-Mayhem: - Lola
6. :iconSquareZer0: - Zeke
7. :iconSorien: - Vasily
8. :iconsomerandomplayer: - Victor and/or Carl
9. :iconalex-gone-loco: - TBA
If you don't see your name up there, then you might just have to settle for spectator, but we'll try our best to include everyone who shows. Everyone who is a member of the SnB, that is. If you're not in our group and just wish to eavesdrop then you're more than welcome to! However, it should be known that any interference with gameplay will result in that person being banned from entering
The Chambury Nocturnal Times - 1st EditionCharacter Name: John HadleyThe Chambury Nocturnal Times - 1st Edition in Personal More Like This
Recent Character Developments:
Becomes aligned with Versipellis clan, with no pack or specific order.
Met Aunt Broken Fang and Jonas Stidolph at the Grinning Dog, and introduced to Ulfhednar clan. John's past government employment is hinted at, and private services extended to Broken Fang and Jonas.
Attends Broken Fang's house-warming party. Meets Seiberling and Lola Larue at the party, though the two remain wary of John. The three later engage in five-finger fillet, tensions rise marginally. John leaves the bar in the house under the assumption that he has out-stayed his welcome. ARC NOT COMPLETE
Broken Fang enters John's home for the first time after an engagement with a Cinophali werewolf, and requires stitches. She cannot pay for the stitches, though John proposes dinner
The Chambury Nocturnal Times + Enemy CompendiumAPPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! And we are ACCEPTING WRITERS!The Chambury Nocturnal Times + Enemy Compendium in Personal More Like This
Please read all the information regarding joining before applying. We WILL know if you haven't!
Go here for information on how to join.
The Chambury Nocturnal Times Bi-Monthly Gossip Column
So since we had a very limited number of people submit their RP summaries, I'm just gonna post what I do have. Welcome to The Chambury Nocturnal Times Bi-Monthly Gossip Column First Edition! The newsletter will be posted on the 1st of every other month. I realize I'm really late with this one this time but I've been pretty busy IRL. I'll post a notice for entries two weeks before the 1st of the month. So, the next edition will be posted on November 1st, with a call for entries being posted on October 18th.
Challenge IndexThe Silver & Bone Challenge IndexChallenge Index in Personal More Like This
Here you will find a list of Growth art and writing challenges as well as Clan, Order and Form challenges. More information on Clan and Order challenges can be found on their respective pages. A list of links to them can be found in the Clan Challenges section of this journal.
Examples for the Growth Challenges will be filled in as they become available. If you're interested in doing a challenge before then, and need help, feel free to drop the group a note. If you'd like to do an example, or use your challenge as an example, drop us a note for that too! This message will self distruct once all challenges have an adequate number of examples.
:iconwolfpawplz: All challenges can either be illustrated or written.
:iconwolfpawplz: Keep in mind that certain challenges (such as Clan, Order, and Form) will always only benefit one PC. That PC will receive the Silver for ha
Bestiary Preview: The Ghoul and Greater Elemental!Just thought I'd post up a bit of a teaser to some of the new lore we'll be unveiling soon. Not much longer now, I promise!Bestiary Preview: The Ghoul and Greater Elemental! in Personal More Like This
Ghoul - A Ghoul is similar to a Zombie in that it was formerly a living person or creature that has now been reanimated, usually through necromantic means. However, unlike a Zombie, Ghouls are nearly impossible to control, their behavior and temperaments similar to a rabid dog. Unlike what is often shown in movies, Ghouls will not pass on their accursed state to anyone they bite as the hapless victim is more likely to be ripped apart and devoured first. These kinds of Undead are easy to spot as they no longer feel pain and are often covered in open, unhealing wounds from repeatedly colliding into objects or stumbling over their own numb feet. In spite of this, their mobility seems only limited to their current state of decay which is slowed due to the quality of magic that animates them, but will eventually overcome any diabolic urges that drive them onward
Currency and The Fate SystemCurrency and The Fate SystemCurrency and The Fate System in Personal More Like This
Currency: Silvers and Bones
Silvers: Points you spend on buying Abilities.
Bones: Points you spend in RP to help determine the success of your dice rolls.
Only Silvers should really concern any non-RPers in our group, although many Abilities affect RP.
When you first submit a character to the group, you will start with 8 Silvers to spend on Abilities for that character.
If your character had a form before moving to Chambury, you can also spend 2 Silvers out of your starting 8, plus an explanation on how and why your character has this form when you submit your character sheet to the group. You may include the explanation in the Background portion of your character ref sheet as well.
If your character joined a Clan before moving to Chambury, you may spend 1 Silver out of your starting 8, plus an explanat
Omnia Mutantur Pre-Event!Omnia Mutantur, Nihil Interit Pre-Event!Omnia Mutantur Pre-Event! in Personal More Like This
Eventually, he hears the click of shoes on the stone steps, and a figure enters the dark room. He’s wide shouldered, but not very tall, and yet despite his lack of height he seems very imposing. His voice enters over the quiet, “Do you choose to repent for your sins, my boy?” he grins wide, his silver-gray hair off colored from the ivory of his teeth. “Or are you like most of the fallen and lost children who don’t shy from the most heinous of crimes against our Lord?”
The accusations don’t point to the crime, but no knowledge given of what he did. He steps closer, “Silence is best for those who have already repented. You will be judged regardless of your cooperation. After all, your guilt is so very clear. I do have one question. Was the taste of their sweet innocent blood good enough to justify breaking the code we live by?”
Enemy LexiconThe Silver & Bone Enemy LexiconEnemy Lexicon in Personal More Like This
Here you will find a dictionary of Silver & Bone inhabitants. Everything from Hunters to Vampires. As such, it also contains a good portion of lore. New entries will periodically appear so check back regularly if you happen to get bored. And if you have an idea for a new denizen please feel free to Note the group!
Entries are arranged by type and alphabetically therein. To search for a particular item hold ctrl+F on your keyboard and type in your keyword in the field provided.
Spirits and Other Bodiless Entities
Bodiless Entities are any of a number of incorporeal beings and creatures that inhabit the Spirit Realm. It is very rare that they manifest in the physical world without specific aid from a magic user of some kind, such as a Shaman, Druid, or even a Necro
Silver & Bone Enemy CompendiumDemons - Non-human. Threat Level: Medium. Aggressive bodiless entities that are often drawn to werewolves due to their unusually high emittance of electromagnetic energy. They enjoy tormenting them to feed from their pain and mental instability. Demons are denizens of the Spirit Realm, but it is ill-advised to confront them on their home turf (if your character has a spirit form) as they are even more powerful there. Demons are not human souls trapped between worlds, but something completely different. Susceptible werewolf may be possessed or gradually worn down to insanity and eventually death. Often demons will show themselves in unassuming forms such as children or animals. Dispelling a demon is fairly easy however, and there are many methods depending on your chosen faith.Silver & Bone Enemy Compendium in Personal More Like This
The Fae - Non-human. Threat level: Very High. The Fae are among the werewolf's most dangerous and ancient of enemies. They range from the more animal barghest, to the more human-level intellgent sat
FlatteredI should be flattered.Flattered in Personal More Like This
There are people who literally spend hours of their life every day following me. People who obsessively save every work of art I post online. People who comment and hypothesize about everything I do, even when I am not doing anything. People who make their own comics, websites, and blogs because of me. People who meticulously sift through my stats, my comments, and near-decade old journals. People who obsessively screen-capture everything I say or do anywhere online. People who seemingly have no life other than to talk about every aspect of my own. People who, day in and day out, never tire of talking about me to their friends online.
These people are amazing and I am continually astounded by them and the things they come up with... over a worthless and unimportant cartoonist.
Not even a good cartoonist either. Just an average, slightly stubborn, mediocrely popular on a dubious website... cartoonist. Not a politician with real influence in the world. Not a famous
TRAILERS! Jurassic World + Star WarsJurassic WorldTRAILERS! Jurassic World + Star Wars in Personal More Like This
Chris Pratt playing a straight role like that is a little odd to see. He’s so noted as a comedian and comic relief it’s a bit weird watching him take on a role that is just a straight up action macho guy. Outside that, though, I think it looks good. A hell of a lot better than Jurassic Park 3.
One thing to note though, I’ve seen a lot of fans complaining that the dinosaurs don’t have feathers or look like “real” dinosaurs do as we’ve learned more through paleontology. And while I understand that concern I honestly don’t care. My personal headcannon is that these are genetically modified dinosaurs supplemented with amphibian DNA. As a result the fact that they’re not 100% accurate to our current knowledge of dinosaurs if A-OK in my opinion. Not to mention it’s a continuation of the Jurassic Park world, so switching things up now would just look weird. The T-Rex and Velociraptor are such iconic
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash! in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Korrasami is Canon: ConfirmedAvatar series creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino both confirmed today via their personal blogs that Avatar Korra and Asami are actually a romantic bisexual couple.Korrasami is Canon: Confirmed in Personal More Like This
I’ve taken a lot of heat over the past couple of days for celebrating the ending as being very progressive. A lot of people seemed quite adamant that Korra and Asami were just good friends and there was nothing romantically intentional about the ending at all. Some even going so far to say that my comment about the bi-sexual flag colored mountains was “reading too much into it.”
But y’all can suck it now! Cuz it’s CONFIRMED!
And if you’re just being lazy and don’t wanna read those excellently written blog posts, here’s a couple choice snippets:
Just because two characters of the same sex
Tracing HellIn the most recent brentalfloss: The Comic (which is about crossovers by the way), I did a parody image of the video game Journey but Doctor Who themed. I chose the iconic image of the character standing before a tall glowing mountain far off in the distance, replaced the mountain with the dying Tardis from "The Name of The Doctor," and changed the Journey character into the 4th Doctor. I thought it was quite good and pleased with the results but... apparently there's a shitstorm brewing (probably on tumblr) about it because I "traced" the Journey image.Tracing Hell in Personal More Like This
I'm no stranger to this accusation, as it happened last year on my London poster with how I portrayed Big Ben. Now, I get the anger over that because it was a poster that was going up for sale and I had used an image of Big Ben that was directly from Wikipedia. Didn't matter that I still drew Big Ben by hand, it was still "traced" and therefor I was considered the lowliest scum on the face of the planet. The internet blew up at me, acc
Small UpdateI've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.Small Update in Personal More Like This
I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.
I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, somethin
Je Suis CharlieIn case you haven’t heard, this is what happened yesterday. Terrorists entered and open fired on cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo studio in France, killing 4 cartoonists, 2 cops, and overall 12 people in the process before getting away. This appears to have been an attack over controversial comics Charlie Hebdo published in 2012 depicting Mohammad. Please read here for more elaborate details: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-30710777Je Suis Charlie in Personal More Like This
I’m not really going to talk about the incident itself, but rather it’s effect upon me. In the following paragraphs I’m going to re-post my thoughts from twitter (with some additional clarifications since twitter is only 140 characters long).
PS: This is a personal journal. I write about what I’m feeling or how things (news stories) relate to me. I am not trying to trivialize the deaths of others. I am writing about how this personally affects me. If you want to read something less personal, please visi
DA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?DA’s New LogoDA's New Logo, and Leaving DA? in Personal More Like This
Looks like crap. I don’t really have anything else to say other than it’s absolutely shitty design work. Apparently the story is that DA had a logo designing contest, but didn’t consult their lawyers till AFTER the contest began. The lawyers advised not using any of the submissions which is why we get this new ugly shitty logo that represents NOTHING about DA other than the usual blatant disregard for community input. Shame too, cuz the art from everyone else looks INFINITELY better than what DA eventually decided to go with.
I dunno if that story is true, but it sure sounds like it could be. Please feel free to correct me in the comments below if I’m wrong.
(PS: Also the Russian studio Platzkart’s logo looks HIGHLY similar to DA’s new ugly one.)
I’ve been getting a lot of people recommending to me that I delete my D
25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011 in Personal More Like This
1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.
2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.
3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.
4. Nothing is funny. Ever.
5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.
6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.
7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.
8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.
9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.
10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.
11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.
12. Never change y
Re:Set Episode 1 Remake OP CompleteYay finished! Please comment here/there and give a like if that's OK XDRe:Set Episode 1 Remake OP Complete in Personal More Like This
Crop Circle Revived! [BxG, Romance, Sci-fi, Drama]Crop Circle Revived! [BxG, Romance, Sci-fi, Drama] in Personal More Like This
Orion is just an ordinary grumpy guy who is living in a remote village that was hit by a mysterious meteorite. He was in the corn field that day when it struck, but was miraculously able to survive. He meets Maya, a mysterious girl who appears every day on the corn field ever since that fateful event. That meeting was also on the beginning of a weird rumor beginning to spread around the town. A crop circle suddenly appears at the corn field, and "alien sightings" are reported everywhere... Could it be that Maya was connected to everything?
Orion is a calm yet angsty young man. His last words to his father was "I hate you!" before coming to the village and got struck in an incident. He feels like he's currently living an empty, purposeless life.
Maya is a bubbly young woman who loves to talk endlessly. A bright and cheerful person, and animals end to like her as well. Orion was irritated at first, but warms up to her eventually.
Re:Set Ep 2 Release Date Finallyyyyy~It will be released on the 16th, finally! :') Look forward to it!Re:Set Ep 2 Release Date Finallyyyyy~ in Personal More Like This
Note : Beta-testers submit your report beforehands, thanks!
Song MemeStolen from : :iconCynderTheKid:Song Meme in Personal More Like This
- How would you describe yourself?
"Living With Determination" - [Shoji Meguro]
Oh Jesus this is awesome.
- What do you like in a guy/girl?
"With Me" - [Sum 41]
AS LONG AS YOU'RE WITH ME I LIKE YOU. WHAT.
- How do you feel today?
"Fast Lane" - [Bad Meets Evil ft Eminem]
Livin' life in the fast laneeeeee~ Movin' at the speed of life and I can't slow doooown~
- What is life's purpose?
"The Last Night" - [Skillet] LIVE IT LIKE IT'S YOUR LAST NIGHTTTTT.
- What is your motto?
"Harder To Breathe" - [Maroon 5] UM I DON'T.
- What do your friends think of you?
"Blues in Velvet Room" - [Shoji Meguro] ... I cannot think of something that is not... uh. Yeah.
-What do you think of your parents?
"Alligator Sky" - Owl City] OKAY WHAT THE HELL IS AN ALLIGATOR SKY ANYWAY.
- What do you think about very often?
"Never Too Late" - [Three Days Grace] YESS FINALLY SOMETHING DECENT.
- What is 2 + 2?
"The Real Slim Shady" - [Eminem] ... Eh
- What do you think of your best frie
Oc QuizThe GuidelinesOc Quiz in Personal More Like This
1.) As one of your characters answer the following
2.) Feel free to comment alongside your character as yourself, it adds to the fun and makes it more amusing to read x3
3.) It's easier to use one character at a time but if you want to do it again with another please feel free to ^^
4.) When answering don't feel like you have to tone down your characters. Do it all as you expect they really would if they were seriously answering these questions ^^
5.) Have fun
6.) Quiz created by: :iconThe-Bone-Snatcher:
Be needin your name first: (( This Just Means I Want To Know The Name Of The Character You're Using If You Do The Quiz ))
..:: || Phase One, The Basics || ::..
What's your name?
Oswald : Oswald Leingold. Burn that to your brain!
Cain : Cain Albaderon
Neo : Neo Marshall!
Gerald : Gerald. No last name.
What are you?
Oswald : I am a freaking demon lord yo! People used to cower under my feet
Re:Set epsode 3 mirrorA new download link is available : http://www.mediafire.com/download/4k1zw9j4k2r8jbc/ReSet_episode_3-1.1-all.zipRe:Set epsode 3 mirror in Personal More Like This
Re:Set Episode 1 Remake OP WIPIt's heree~Re:Set Episode 1 Remake OP WIP in Personal More Like This
Tell me what you think :3 Name and subtitles not added yet.
Fantasia : Minstrel's Rhapsody Otome DEMO!Fantasia : Minstrel's Rhapsody Otome DEMO! in Personal More Like This
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My life is worth $ 914.50 [Meme]Stolen from : :iconyamaxchrome8096:My life is worth $ 914.50 [Meme] in Personal More Like This
[ ] Brown - $10.00
[ ] Blonde - $7.50
[x] Black - $1.50
[ ] Bald - $0.50
[ ] Other - $5.00
[x] Brown - $5.00
[ ] Green - $10.00
[ ] Blue - $15.00
[ ] Hazel - $7.50
[ ] Other - $1.50
Lets go with physical Age:
[ ] 50 to 56 - $17.50
[ ] 46 to 50 - $15.00
[ ] 41 to 45 - $12.50
[ ] 31 to 40 - $10.00
[ ] 26 to 30 - $7.50
[ ] 21 to 25 - $5.00
[x] 0 to 20 - $10.00
[ ] Twins or more than twins - $75.00
[x] First Born - $32.00
[ ] Only Child - $25.00
[ ] Second born - $15.00
[ ] Middle child - $10.00
[ ] Last Born - $10.00
[ ] third born - $55.00
[ ] fourth born - $30.00
[ ] fifth born - $40.00
[ ] sixth born -$21.50
[ ] I did like once - $40.00
[ ] Only Holidays or Occasions - $25.00
[ ] Sometimes - $21.50
[ ] Yes - $20.00
[ ] only weekends - $30.00
[ ] Every other day - $5.00
[ ] Once a day - $1.50
[ ] I live from the bottle - $Bankrupt$ [[back to $ZERO]]
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yegods and little fishies, June already??: dusts off Journal button, nervously taps mic :yegods and little fishies, June already?? in Personal More Like This
: peers into expectant, judgy darkened audience :
: counts seats vacated :
Hello there, girls and boys and Goblins and RBCs and assorted Dear Readers.
I'm really very sorry GND updates have slowed to a trickle, nay, a Chinese water-drip trick, just as we hit what is pretty much the epic-est storyline I have up my sleeve for the moment. There are some incompressible times issues in coordinating with my various wonderfully skilled but also busy and much imposed-upon colour sorceresses, and these are pages that can't quite be dashed off quickly, what with the Costume Porn and getting certain Significant Looks just right... Besides that personally, I have had little time to spare on them (or certain long-ago planned commissions, *cough*) this semester. I've been working on volume 2 of ''Alyssa'' for the French BD market, and am kinda nose-to-the-grindstone, blinkered by the deadline on that. Not that it's not pret
Happy New Year! And stuff.Hey guys,Happy New Year! And stuff. in Personal More Like This
Hope you had a lovely time over the winter holidays. I received the complete Blackadder DVD boxset for Christmas, and a dress-up David Bowie paperdoll from my sisters - delightful.
(And a poster from certain persons Statesside YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE turned up, which is much-appreciated, but I must point out you guys wussed out on labelling the tube-shaped parcel sent to my parents' address as "Contents: David Bowie's d*ck" like you said you would. Chikins.)
Many apologies I haven't yet resumed GND (I see little Wednesday spikes in my daily pageview stats and feel mildly awful). I basically spent the last week of the official "holidays" hurriedly finishing off a project that had gotten delayed by Christmas shopping and family obligations. It's another issue of that digital comic I may have mentioned and certainly will again once they get their e-reader format neat and ready for download - it's an unpaid, creator-owned publication and I would immensely appreciate any of m
Minions, buy my sh*t! + update___Minions, buy my sh*t! + update in Personal More Like This
EDIT MARCH 17th (Happy Saint Paddy's! )
Issue #03 of VS Comics, with the third and final part of my contribution Swan Song, is out! in pdf form > http://vscomics.bigcartel.com/product/vs-comics-3
Sorry, I can't post a new page of that part without spoiling something. Lots of reveals and twists and gotta warn you, it's pretty bittersweet.
OK? So any of you who were hanging back, or tablet-less.... pdf format yo, pretty compatible with whatever device you are surfing dA on methinks, and no cut-off series leaving you hanging - you get 18 pages by me and a complete neat little story, plus oodles of different comic goodness to go with, for less than 10 bucks / 6quid in toto. Contributions to the cause mucho beaucoup appreciated. and THANKS to the people who have already bought the first issues and spread the word.
ALSO. Unrelated personal matter. If any of my watchers goes to UT Austin, could you PM me plz?
... I mean, um. In more polite and le
Regarding this weekus horribilusI've had a few people sending Notes or mails of concern. Thank you kindly for your care. I have friends and family in Paris who were pretty stressed out today - I don't live in the capital myself. The ''clear and present'' danger seems over, with the shooters killed by police this evening. It's been a long and antsy day with the double stand-offs and the 24-hours news channels and things seemingly shittier by the hour.Regarding this weekus horribilus in Personal More Like This
As to the whole of the thing, I am still hurting. I hadn't met the Charlie cartoonists, but it feels like there was meant to be a ''yet'' at the end of that sentence, and now the field I work in has become a smaller, poorer place without those [in]famous names, and I will never share a glass of free wine with them at a random BD festival, caught between being star-struck and disapproving. A huge number of my fb contacts and RL friends are fellow comics artists and the wave of anguish and disbelief and blackened profile pictures as the names of the confirmed dead spread w
It worked, you guys. Thanks! ;)So, I haz a cosy little rental flat in downtown Lyon, 5 mins walk away from half a dozen school-day friends, tucked away on the keys in a renovated 17th-century nunnery that's been converted to wee little appartments. Yay.It worked, you guys. Thanks! ;) in Personal More Like This
Thank you for the postive vibes.
The results of the latest Poll are highly amusing. There's like a hair's breadth distance between the two options asking for the reveal of Jareth and Sarah's respective [assumed Dirty] Secrets. And the sexy vote beats the fluffy. Ahahaha.
And predictably enough with S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson showing up, the requests for a cameo by fangirl-favourite Loki are snowballing. (Aha. Snowballing. It's funny cos he's an Ice Giant. And adopted.)
Loki. God of Mischief. Multiverse-level troll.
Be careful what you wish for.
Scotland!Reminder anyone up north-ish of the British Isles who'd like to play fangirl meet-up this week! I'm in Scotland this last week of August with Louisa... Mainly Edinburgh Sunday-Monday 25-26th + Saturday 31st, and stalking Neil Gaiman at a signing in Inverness on Wednesday, and maybe popping over Aberdeen-ish area and... whoever else wants to meet up and geek out, PM me and we'll try and work something out.Scotland! in Personal More Like This
Everyone not in that area, sorry for spamming, laters!
Hey! That's my name!I am sure this happens to a lot of people. A character on a show, in a game or in a book is the same as yours. For some people, I'm sure it happens so often that you get used to it. Or maybe you don't. I can't be sure, because I've never had it happen to me.Hey! That's my name! in Personal More Like This
My name is rare. I have never met, in person, anyone else with it. I've heard of four of them because I look for it. I've even seen two on the news. One was a male baseball player (minor leagues, spelled different) and the other got her 15 minutes of fame for killing someone famous and then turning the gun on herself (spelled the same, got it by name change).
In all my life, I have only had one thing with my name on it (not written in marker for ID purposes), and it had to be special ordered.
I hated my name as a kid because no one could pronounce it correctly at school. (In retrospect, I realized that the fault was not with me or my name, but with teachers who were lazy and couldn't be bothered to take a second to sound it out.)
The Impossible CharacterI have this character. I love him to little pieces. If you've watched me for any extended period of time, you know him by now. It's Reg Lahey. Big blue eyes, fantastic tattoos, even better hair, allergic to everything and a little more neurotic than he's willing to admit to himself.The Impossible Character in Personal More Like This
... yeah. That guy.
All signs have been pointing to the fact that he may, in fact, be nearly impossible for other people to draw with much confidence. As for me? I know him front and back. Of all the Serenity Glen characters, he is drawn most easily. He very rarely gives me trouble.
But, as of today, the eight different artists of varying skill levels have told me he's nearly impossible to draw and quit trying (whether I have paid them or not).
I'm a little speechless.
Many people have drawn him successfully.
iisjah is a Reg veteran!
Thoughts of a 14-year-oldHi everybody!Thoughts of a 14-year-old in Personal More Like This
My name is Reese. I'm Nuisance's nephew for lack of a better term. I'm 14 years old, male and where I live is too much information for me to give out. Sorry. But this is the internet and you know how it goes.
I don't currently have a social networking address or page or account anywhere. I don't actually want one. I am sure you can imagine what this has done for my social standing at school. No texting plan on a basic cell phone, no Facebook, no Twitter, no nothing! And that's how I like it. Quiet. Nice. &. Quiet.
I don't need any more distractions because I have always been a distracted person. It's not psychological. I have been tested from one end of the spectrum to the other and even medicated when I shouldn't have been. I've had the physical tests, which I didn't like very much. Okay, I actually hated it. I was mad at my mom for that for a really long time. I am distracted because I live in a world where I see and hear things others don't. I know too much.
I am intui
Learn From My Mistakes 2More art-for-pay advice to keep you from following my trail of stupid mistakes.Learn From My Mistakes 2 in Personal More Like This
I generally don't use a contract if the art I'm going to do is not for commercial purposes or the cost is under $100. What is art for commercial purposes? If the commissioner or client is going to use this image for monetary gain or advertising, that makes it commercial. I know the actual laws on the subject are more complicated, but that's a quick rule of thumb I use. Be wary of a client who doesn't want your signature on it. Even if they say they're not using it for commercial purposes, the unwillingness to let you sign your work may be an indication that they're not being entirely honest. A contract may be useful in this instance just in case.
It's not rude to ask for a contract. You are protecting yourself *and* your client. Any client with an interest in being fair will not object. You're not being pretentious. You may feel awkward asking for one at first, but it d
My ApologiesI've been inattentive, slow, and all around neglectful of things here.My Apologies in Personal More Like This
In the past couple of weeks:
*My husband got a new job where they think a 15-hour day is acceptable (it's not, according to me).
*We had one of the cars lay down on it's vehicular death-bed ... it's still rolling, but it's on one spare tire and plain luck.
*My doctor decided *she* was in charge of my healthcare instead of me, and acted like a 13-year-old girl when I told her otherwise. Up to and including threatening me with medication I'm not supposed to take, referring me to specialists without my knowledge or consent, and accusing me of lying. It's been an uphill battle the whole way ... and I'm supposed to be keeping my stress level down!
*We had to get a new car. I'm waiting for the final call from the dealership today. I had thought that part was going to be harder, but my husband's aunt works for a dealership and was a tremendous help! It should all work out. And that means we are going to have a safe c
Learn From My Mistakes 1I think I'm going to start putting this kind of advice here because I lead myself down the stupid path often enough that I think it's only fair I started posting warnings for all those who may be following.Learn From My Mistakes 1 in Personal More Like This
Some advice on doing commissions, professional, commercial and contracted art.
Make sure you are paid what it's worth to you.
Do a test run on a portion of what is being asked of you before you say yes or no. Time yourself. Multiply that by the volume of work you have to do, so you know about how long it will take.
Once you've done that, multiply that time by the required minimum wage in your state/country. If you are being offered less than that, then you should inform the client. If the pay is not raised? Run. Head for the hills. This is a contractor that doesn't give a shit about you and is willing to sacrifice you, your time, and your dignity to get what they want.
If you are okay working for this rate, let them know that a pay rate less
COMIC CON!!!!!!So I'm going to San Diego Comic Con tomorrow and sunday. This is gonna be a BLAST. I've been wanting to go for years and years and this time I was finally able to get tickets. I'm so ridiculously excited!COMIC CON!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
I'll be roving around dressed as a femme Captain Hammer. With ABSURDLY tight pants. On sunday I have plans to go as Kobra Kid. If you're there and see me, say hi.
SO yeah... this is me flaunting my happiness... yes I know, so immature.
Self ImageGuys can be jerks... Or just stupid, which can be just as bad sometimes. (not meaning to just rant on all guys, only a specific type)Self Image in Personal More Like This
This year in school someone made a joke about what i am lacking physically. Ha. Ha. So funny. It also happened to be a comment on something I've really struggled with in the self esteem department.
It's kinda sickening when you realize that the stereotype of guys checking girls out and judging certain qualities is true when it's shoved right in your face in a very unkind manner.
If I was clever I could have made a comment about HIS physical qualities...
If I was mean I could have made an even more stinging observation...
If I had tried hard enough I could have really dealt a blow to his self esteem like he did to me.
But I'm not mean, I'm not clever, and I'm really lazy. And it quite honestly just isn't in me to make value judgments based on looks and to actually say them out loud... to people's faces.
I did learn something though... He may th
why not?Hiatus will hopefully be done with in a week or so. Just gotta get past midterms.why not? in Personal More Like This
In the meantime:
Comment on this journal and I'll...
1. Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page for 13 seconds.
2. Tell you a color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Ask you a question.
5. Tell you something I like about you.
6. Give you a nickname.
7. Tell you the object that is to the left of me.
8. Dare you to do this yourself in your journal.
Dark Knight ShootingNO I HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET AND DON'T YOU DARE SPOIL IT FOR ME!Dark Knight Shooting in Personal More Like This
With that said:
I am greatly distraught at this most recent shooting. My heart goes out to those families. And oddly enough, I am not only saddened, disgusted, and enraged at the deaths but also saddened that these dedicated fans that have waited so long to see this movie never will have the chance to.
Also, I'm quite honestly annoyed at the amount of people who BLAME Christopher Nolan's Batman movies... Anyone crazy and messed up as that could be as likely swayed by one source of inspiration or another. May I point out the shooting in Norway? Evil will not come from just one source, it will come from anything that is convenient. If Nolan's films didn't exist, I'm quite sure this shooter would have found another inspiration. Yes, he called himself the Joker, but Breivik considered himself a defender of Christian culture.
*Please note: I am a Christian, just making a point though that any excuse can be used.
Amazing SpidermanLeading up to this movie release I kept hearing comments along the lines of:Amazing Spiderman in Personal More Like This
"Who the eff is Mark Webb?"
"Where's Mary Jane? Who's this blonde chick?"
"But he's in HIGHSCHOOL! That's so not right!"
"A lizard? Really?"
"Did they dye Mary Jane's hair?"
Of COURSE a reboot means a remake... 'cause that's totally what it is... not. In spite of the face-palm inducing ignorance of the general public in regards to who Gwen Stacy and Curt Connors are, I was looking forward to the reboot. "Ah finally! They're going to get things right!"
And they did... Peter's a highschool student, Gwen's his girlfriend, he doesn't have web glands in his wrists...
I have also been a fan of Mark Webb for a while now. (And only last week did I finally manage to watch 500 Days of Summer) For those who are still confused where this director came from, he was primarily a music video director and a favorite of bands like My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Weezer (and many others).
So while this movie got some things righ
I'm a Nerd Girl, Not an Ignorant SlutFirst, the girlfriend gets shoved into the fridge, then the nerd girl gets forced into the cone of shame ("I do not like the cone of shame").I'm a Nerd Girl, Not an Ignorant Slut in Personal More Like This
I don't react well when guys challenge my interest in geek culture and assume I'm only into it because it's all the rage right now (I've got this several times at school*). The reason for being interested in geek culture shouldn't even matter anyways. Frankly, I would be thrilled if the opposite gender population suddenly became interested in my favorite media or fandom. Isn't that every nerd's dream? But instead of geek girls being able to openly join in with Felicia Day in a rounding chorus of "Now I'm the one that's cool!", we get challenged every time we open our mouths or show our faces at a con.
Tony Harris may have tried to polish up his opinion and try to re-present it in a non-offensive and thoughtful manner… AFTER his original post that was riddled with grammatical errors, foul language, and downright hateful words took the intern