Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-16-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-16-15 in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 16, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
Everyone stop what you're doing -- it's time for a 5 second dance party.
Final Fantasy Remake is Real
The rumors are true! Square Enix made the announcement during E3 that Final Fantasy VII is finally getting a remake for Playstation 4, with other platforms to follow. We've only been waiting for eighteen years, so excuse us while we wipe away the tears of joy.
True love through to the end. Ben Moon met his do
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
The Stock Market - No. 6depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 6 in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 6|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Lost by dazzle-stock
Winter Is Coming by TomasLepka
The Fallen by StealthDesign
Collection: A Moment of ZenCollection: A Moment of Zen in Art Features More Like This
A Moment of Zen
From a person simply closing his or her eyes for a moment on the subway ride home to the annual gathering of over 2 million pilgrims traveled to Mecca in the annual Hajj, the rites and rituals of prayer can be as personal or as ritualized as one’s spiritual self might require. The stopping for a moment’s meditation in hopes of a revelation as to how to proceed is a universal “medicine” we all need sometimes.
The HyperloopThe Hyperloop in Art Features More Like This
Train Station CITT Matte by rich35211
There’s a really, really fast subway system in your future.
Would you believe ground travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than thirty minutes? That’s the prediction of the Hyperloop’s financier, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (the co–founder of PayPal). The Hyperloop is being designed as a driverless public transport train that will rocket between American c
James Joyce In SpaceJames Joyce In Space in Art Features More Like This
James Joyce in Space
By istickboy, @TruePictureInc
Milky Way by hyperblade416
1922 First Edition Cover
by James Joyce
What do you think about when you look at the stars in the night sky?
Every June 16, the day fans of novelist James Joyce celebrate “Bloomsday
Cleaned out Galleries...okay, so I've removed alot of older pics from my main galleries. but they're not completely deleted. so anyone who faved them can still find them (very few faved them but oh well XD)Cleaned out Galleries... in Personal More Like This
I thought it was time to make sure my galleries are pretty :3
now they're all sparkly and nice
YAAAAY!I got my new laptop it's so smexy!!! <3YAAAAY! in Personal More Like This
so I can start doing digital art again :3
oh, also... Bringing Blasphemy performed it's second gig today... videos will be going up on the bringing blasphemy youtube channel as opposed to my own... though I will put links to it on my own channel.
we did ALOT better than last time (I cheated, I had my lyrics book in front of me this time ) aside from a few technical difficulties tied to the PA system and backline, as well as a few timing errors, we did much better
so what you guys think?like my digital art? cos' that's how it is from now on :3so what you guys think? in Personal More Like This
got loads to keep me busy but I'll be opening up cheap commissions as soon as I've done the next bazillion things I have to do >.
BOOOOOOOOOOOORED!!!!!!I'm bored. so here is some of my thinkings:BOOOOOOOOOOOORED!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
-I have come to the conclusion that if you start singing bohemian rhapsody by queen in public, whoever doesn't join in is not a human being. (and if someone says it's their favourite glee song you have legal permission to bludgeon them with a brick or any similar object.)
-what is death, if life is just a bitch?
-no matter how hard you try, you'll never be as cool as Synyster Gates, as adorable as Jinxx, as much of a prick as Shaun Crahan, as short as Joey Jordison (unless you're a genuine dwarf), as legendary as Kurt Cobain, as amazing a singer as Freddy Mercury or M. Shadows, as far in the closet as Eminem , as annoying as Justin Bieber or as much of a whore as Nikki Minaj so never worry ever X3
-it's easy to upset people... try making them happy once in a while
-David Firth is a genius of animation!
-the rolling stones need to quit. now.
-I realise now I didn't hate DragonForce, I just hated their old singer... they're actually pretty
things have changed for me...... but that's okaythings have changed for me... in Personal More Like This
I'm still the same
I'm on my way
I need to get back in control of my own life... my uploads are gonna be even less frequent than usual.
I'm going back to school next week, family issues are cropping up all the time plus Bringing Blasphemy is having issues that need to be sorted out.
I could really do with some time to myself to figure things out.
so I'll be gone again for a while, I know I've just come back to DA but things just need to be done before I can sit down and get drawing again.
this also means the release of my comic 'Fur Real' is gonna be delayed... again >.
VLOG 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekw6yThlcc4&feature=youtu.beVLOG 2 in Personal More Like This
FINALLY, the new vlog is up... go check it out
ZOMBIES.... and things!wooh!!! decided what I'm doing for my 18th birthday next year X3ZOMBIES.... and things! in Personal More Like This
me and a few friends are going on a Zombie survival experience XD
we get provided weapons and have to fight against a horde of 'REAL' Zombies.
and I got my hair chopped ^w^
ooh.... and my band is now working on a first single, we got the majority of it recorded this weekend ^^ .... it's called Fallen from Grace (working title)
love yooz all X3
Bringing Blasphemy!so this week my band has it's first photo shootBringing Blasphemy! in Personal More Like This
should be a fun day
IF... my lip piercing doesn't decide to swell up or bruise or
anything >.< it shouldn't but that'd be my kind of luck >.
I've got nothing left..I've got all these..snacks.so my band had it's first band practice yesterday, our timetable consisted of:-I've got nothing left..I've got all these..snacks. in Personal More Like This
20 minutes - drinking water
40 minutes - taking the piss out of Emma (rhythm guitarist)
60 minutes - just being dickheads in general
30 minutes - talking about music
30 minutes - actual practice
we still need to recruit a bassist and I'm hoping to get a keyboardist on board too ^^
I've also finally planned all the tattoos I want ^^ I'll probably draw them all later :3
right forearm (underside) - a picture of the joker (the one from the arkham games) holding a revolver which has a 'bang' flag popping out
right forearm (top side) - BVB star with the words 'you're not alone'
left fore arm (underside) - nirvana smiley with the words 'come as you are'
right collar bone - pink triangle and word 'pride' next to it
left hip - porn stars ^^ (you know lots of little stars leading from my tummy down my hip and finishing near junk :3)
spine base - the word 'yiff' and a lil chibi fox ^///^
left upper arm - jack
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
Arise, Sir BaldrickThe well known Blackadder duo, Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson (the titular Blackadder and his grotty henchman, Baldrick) have made the honours list.Arise, Sir Baldrick in Personal More Like This
Robinson is to be Knighted in recognition of his public and political service, and Atkinson is being granted a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his charity work.
A surprise, given that they're most well known for starring in a show that often mocked the monarchy. Though honours are recommended by her ministers, the Queen still approves them. Mind you, that she became a Bond girl during the 2012 Olympics does rather put to bed the question of her having a sense of humour.
Dark ShadowsAn enjoyable enough flick that was actually free of quite a few of the usual Burton hallmarks (not a black and white stripe in sight!), but it felt more of a tribute than it should have to the long forgotten series on which it was based.Dark Shadows in Personal More Like This
There are a few real "What the?" moments near the end which are no doubt nods to the source material, of which Burton and Depp are huge fans, but which are completely lost on the rest of us.
(Was lycanthropy mentioned earlier in the film? If it was; I missed it! - That's no spoiler BTW. It has NO relevance to the rest of the film which is what makes its inclusion so baffling.)
It's also the first film in which Eva Green actually looks like the bombshell everyone's been claiming her to be since Casino Royale.
Lived Long and ProsperedThe great Leonard Nimoy has died, age 83.Lived Long and Prospered in Personal More Like This
There’s not really much I can write about the chap or his impact on sci-fi culture that you’re not already aware of. We all knew and loved him as Spock from Star Trek. Hell, I named one of my webcomic’s characters after him.
Nimoy never forgot about his fans, either, and how it is they who ensured his lasting popularity. It’s telling that it was he who cameoed in the recent Trek films and not Shatner.
Being the awesome man he was, his final words to the public (by way of twitter) were “LLAP”.
“Live Long and Prosper”.
Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere. in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
'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)
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us. in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
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
Titillation vs. SexismBoobs.Titillation vs. Sexism in Personal More Like This
Guys are fascinated by them.
Through single-digit ages, they find the very concept of them hilarious, and when puberty kicks in the mere thought of lady-lumps generally causes some movement in the trouser department. These weak-willed creatures will follow them anywhere and they will do almost anything if it means simply being permitted to gaze upon them for a few moments more.
The entertainment industries, from the big movie makers to the lowly art whores (like me) know this, and have played upon it for years in order to separate males from their money. As a result, mass media is awash with the female form in all manner of provocative poses and dress.
Many women are fed up with this, but is the whole thing “sexist”?
Well, it’s impossible and indeed wrong to say a whole industry is one thing or another. Ultimately it’s all one, big, dumb organism that simply moves with the cultural winds. It perpetuates what sustains it. It’s only when you break it
SNIPPY: ON THE ROAD TO...September something something.SNIPPY: ON THE ROAD TO... in Personal More Like This
Sadly this chip is only good for recording and not for playback.
I've definitely long lost track of time, traveling with Captain from one part of the city to another.
It's probably not even September, but most likely October. Anyway it doesn't really matter, because it's always cold thanks to nuclear winter and it's always either snowing or "ashening" with rare instances of sunlight breaking through the thick, gloomy, black clouds overhead.
I've made many mistakes in my past, and I don't have much to look forward in the future, but yet I keep living for some reason, even if that reason is captain's continuous entertainment.
Everyday before I fall asleep I think of what horrible things the captain will do tomorrow. This week the bastard kept dressing me up in ridiculous outfits and giving me new "personalities to play". Where does one find the time to dig up costumes? Yesterday I woke up all dressed up like an old lady a
PILOT: THINGS I LIKETHE TINY TAG ON MY INSIDE FOLD OF MY JACKET SAYS "SG CHRISTOPHORUS HATCHENSON".PILOT: THINGS I LIKE in Personal More Like This
THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE SOMEONE I LIKE.
MAYBE I KILLED THEM FOR THIS JACKET.
THIS JACKET IS SOFT AND FITTING.
I AM PILOT. CAPTAIN CALLS ME PILOT, SO I MUST BE PILOT.
I FLY THINGS. I FLEW THE CAPTAIN ONCE ON A MISSION OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. WE HAD A SKY-ACCIDENT.
CAPTAIN SAVED MY LIFE FROM THE BURNING CARCASS OF THE FLYING COW.
CAPTAIN IS MAGIC, LIKE HARRY POTTER BUT MORE MAGIC.
CAPTAIN CAN STOP CLOCKS, I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE SEEN IT. THE COW'S CLOCKS AND DIALS FROZE IN PLACE WHEN CAPTAIN GAVE THEM A STERN LOOK.
THE MIRACLES OF CAPTAIN ARE INFINITE AND GREAT.
CAPTAIN LIVES FOREVER. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE.
THE CITY OF THE DEAD IS MY HOME.
THE DEAD LIKE TO PLAY GAMES AND TALK TO ME,
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001 in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
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
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
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
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: 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
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
Updates! New Abilities! LIVE RP Tomorrow!Good news, everyone!Updates! New Abilities! LIVE RP Tomorrow! in Personal More Like This
First off, I'm pleased to present Version 1.0 ...of Version 2.0. Bear with me, folks. This is a rough draft of our overhauled abilities listing to go with the new character sheets!
While there are likely to be some changes and revisions, this is certainly a big start for the new and improved SnB. In upcoming weeks, we'll be further updating the group with more information about our two new clans, new mechanics, and the big events planned for the future!
In the meantime, we're still on track for our group RP tomorrow! Details below!
The smell of beer and deep fried food is always overwhelming at the Grinning Dog, but today, there’s something a bit different in the air… the feral, predatory scent that lycanthropes carry ev
Pre-Event Conclusions + Bonus Bones!As some of you know, I'm a friend of :iconTeknicolorTiger: invited me to mod status to help with live RP long term for the group, and we got off the ground with a moderately successful first event, of which we had quite a bit of participation. While I've had more than a decade of GMing experience, its always nerve wracking and hectic trying to manage an RP for an entirely new group of people, especially with so few having live RP experience, and the GM a bit lacking in comfort with the universe, power levels, and nuances of the world.Pre-Event Conclusions + Bonus Bones! in Personal More Like This
However, things did work out despite trying some very new things for a lot of people, and it wasn't too overwhelming to handle a moderate sized group (though I will suggest keeping the group sizes to a reasonable size for future events, especially as new people step into the role of GM). Some very typical concerns happened that come from people adjusting to the concepts of live RP, and some future discussion on how to make things simpler for o
Silver and 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 and 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
Ability Index 1The Silver & Bone Ability IndexAbility Index 1 in Personal More Like This
Here you will find a listing of all the Abilities available in SnB. Abilities are organized in two Indexes.
Index 1 (You are here) contains Human, then Mystic/Magic, and Form - including were form - Abilities.
Index 2 contains Clan and Order, Pack and Alpha, and Elder Abilities.
For information on Bones, Fragments, and what they have to do with Abilities, check out the Currency and Fate System section here!
Note that you cannot purchase Abilities from a Clan you do not belong to or for a Form you do not have.
Please pay particular attention to Cost and Prerequisites of each Abilities.
Cost denotes how much Silver one needs in order to purcha
Formlocking + Notes On Incoming Updates! SnB 2.5!Formlocking!Formlocking + Notes On Incoming Updates! SnB 2.5! in Personal More Like This
See? Told you the group wasn't dead! I've recently been hard at work on tweaking a few things in the gameplay department for the group - stuff that should make the Fate System easier to understand as well as more fun and maybe actually make you guys WANT to try using it for your own Live RPs.
But first: General Rules For Formlocking.
What is formlocking? To become formlocked means to become trapped in a certain form. Presumably this can be any form, including human. The state of mind (whether or not the mind becomes formlocked as well) can depend on the circumstances. Thus far, we only have specific rules in mind for being formlocked in one's wereform, however. Those rules mostly apply to the causes of the condition which will henceforth be treated as a kind of status effect rather than a character trait. I will give the reasoning for this in a moment. The main cause for becoming formlocked in wereform is usually due to severe bodily harm coupled with severe emotional trau
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
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?”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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]]
[ X] N
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.
Fantasia : Minstrel's Rhapsody Otome DEMO!Fantasia : Minstrel's Rhapsody Otome DEMO! in Personal More Like This
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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.
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 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!
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
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
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
Well, this is it guys ...As long as you guys have known me I have been unemployed. There have been a few short jobs here and there, but nothing substantial to speak of.Well, this is it guys ... in Personal More Like This
I've moved a few times, got married, had a baby ... I like to think I've kept myself occupied.
But as of Monday the 4th, I will be gainfully employed in an 8am-4:30pm regular office job. I know many people here would describe that as torture, but it sounds like heaven to me. It's something to *DO* after long years of being useless. It's money coming in. Our household income will increase by 120% by the end of next month. And after years of budgets so tight they cut off circulation, it's an immense relief.
The only downside will be putting my daughter in daycare for the first time. It's going to be pretty rough ... for me. She will probably have the time of her life. I think I'm pretty lucky to have had as much time with her as I have. I don't think I would have traded it for anything. But it's time to move on to the next chapter in
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
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
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.
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
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!
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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
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
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
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
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