Frost AdvisoryYou have no idea how hard I squeed when the news told me that last night.Frost Advisory in Personal More Like This
I was just all... "HECK YES!! FROST IS GONNA BE IN MY TOWN, AWWWWWYEEEEEEAAAAHH."
For those who haven't seen already, I am back in school. What does this mean? Well, it means that Everlasting Snow chapters are probably going to be slow in coming. I'm predicting that that won't happen and I'll still get one or two out a day because I'm a master procrastinator. That, and we're so close to the end of the fiction, so it's kind of that "you're in the home stretch" kind of feeling.
Aah, yeah. That's right. It's ending. Coming to a close. I know, I know, it's sad for me too. If it weren't for the workload that I already have from school, I wouldn't know what to do after it's over. I know that I'm really going to miss it though...all the comments and stuffs. BUT IT'S NOT OVER YET, SO WHAT AM I SAYING.
No, I'm not planning on doing a sequel. I'll probably write another story once school is out,
Ah, Now That...that was fun.Ah, Now That... in Personal More Like This
Two months and eight days, 64 chapters plus an epilogue, 134 single-spaced typewritten pages, 74478 words and countless hours later, Everlasting Snow has finally come to a close.
And, to tell you the truth, I have no idea where to start.
Let's start just over a couple months ago, with a girl, a laptop, and a movie. One that changed her life. For the better. One that connected with her on such a deep level that no amount of writing or creating could get it out of her system, and never will. One that revived her love of writing, something she hadn't done in years because it never gained any recognition, she never felt it was good enough, and life events just left her feeling so trampled upon, further deterring her from putting the pen to the paper.
And so, never before so inspired and just recently discovering the world of fan fiction, she opened her laptop, brought up Microsoft Word, and began to write, not helping but feeling that a certain winter spirit (th
Treasure WithinAll right! Writer's block is gone! And man, when it's gone, it's really gone. Two chapters in a day and I'm not even feeling the least bit exhausted!! WOOHOO!Treasure Within in Personal More Like This
Now that I have that out of my system...
I hope you guys enjoy the new chapters, 36 & 37!
My knitting project is about halfway done. Yay!
The checklist is slowly dwindling down.~
OH. Moar Jack Frost storytime, guys! So I got up yesterday and had to go to work around 12pm. So the day had warmed up by then. And you know how garages are usually warmer than outside? Well, my garage was slightly colder. I went to go get into my car to head off to work. Outside, I couldn't see my breath (despite the chilly air--roughly 40 degrees), but in the garage, I could. The wind was blowing slightly, once again nipping at my nose. A random wind managed to make its way into my garage, even though the door to my garage was in the opposite direction of the wind blowing, so all the other wind gusts were blowing against its back wall, not in
Gentle SnowfallAll right. Awesome story time.Gentle Snowfall in Personal More Like This
It's been incredibly windy for the past couple of days (it doesn't ever snow, though ). While I was visiting my old house, I took my dog out for a walk up the hill to do his business. It was nighttime. First off, I nearly tripped and fell over what sounded and felt like a long thin tree branch. I looked back and saw nothing. Continuing onward, the wind was blowing pretty hard. It was brisk and exceptionally cold. I began to talk to Jack, knowing that he was behind all of this (as I usually do when a sudden cold wind blows or something along those lines...yeah, I talk to Jack a lot x3). The moment I uttered, "Jack Frost, it's you there, isn't it?" the wind blew so hard that I almost fell over. My dog perked his ears up, but soon went back to doing his own thing. I continued talking to Jack. Then, out of nowhere, my dog starts staring at something up the hill. He's not one to bark unless he knows it's someone/thing dangerous or threatening. Curious but ex
FANGIRLING. HARD.OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. IT CAME. IT CAME EARLY. I'M FANGIRLING SO HARD RIGHT NOW.FANGIRLING. HARD. in Personal More Like This
What, you ask?
My "Art of Rise of the Guardians" book!!!! IT CAME A DAY EARLY. AWESOME SURPRISE. It has a foreword by Alec Baldwin, a preface by NONE OTHER THAN WILLIAM JOYCE HIMSELF, and is written by Ramin Zahen.
OHMYGOODNESS. IT'S AWESOME.
It had chapters on each of the characters and their lairs!! AND THERE'S AN ENTIRE. FRIGGIN. SECTION. ON. JACK.
Anyway, I'm writing Chapter 28 right now and should have it up! After that, I'm going to continue fangirling hard as I read through this entire 155-page book.
And then probably write some more. Because I'm going to be inspired.
I'll be sure to end up including some findings that this art book will provide in my writing so it stays accurate!
Thanks, and sorry about the spam.
SOMEONE PINCH ME, I MUST BE DREAMING.
Oh, and I'm going to go see the movie again for the seventh time tomorrow. Fangirli
A Little Bird Told Me...OH MY GOODNESS. I'M DYING RIGHT NOW. SERIOUSLY. AHHHH!!!A Little Bird Told Me... in Personal More Like This
Why, you ask?
Because the official dA Twitter featured my fanfic!
That's right, they tweeted about Everlasting Snow, the 50th chapter!
Here's a direct link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/dA_fanart/status/299357197333327874
Just thought I'd share that with all of you. I'm freaking out, personally. I don't mean to be braggy or mean or anything. I'm just so honored. I'm seriously sitting here crying happy tears. Never in my wildest dreams...
And you know what? It's all of YOU that made this possible. I bow to you. Thank you so much for reading and all that you do. I write for the sake of writing, to perhaps add to the world of literature and to make something that people will enjoy, and it seems as though I have been successful thus far. And I have you to thank. So, once again, thank you. I LOVE YOU. :iconletmehugyouplz:
A special thanks to :iconSnowPrincess15: for telling me, I follow all the dA pages
Little ThingsHello! :iconsayhiplz:Little Things in Personal More Like This
How are all y'all doing?
Oh man. So I'm already missing Everlasting Snow like no tomorrow. Slooooowly getting over the fact that it's over.
So what do I do to go fill the void?
I go onto tumblr, to the "littlerotgthings" blog, and I browse around.
But guess what?
The blog was closed! Oh noes!
But, the owner was looking for someone to take it over.
Note the "was" there.
That's right!! I've taken over the blog! I'm so excited. Here's the link to the blog: http://www.littlerotgthings.tumblr.com. Be sure to stop by! If you have any questions or want to make a suggestion/request for a little RotG thing, message me on the blog or even here, I'll always keep an open mind and log of requests.~
And so, this is what I'll be doing most likely in my spare time, amongst my other projects and helping any one of you out with your fictions or whatever you may want my help on.
I did get a Tumblr just so I could become a [basically] co-admin on the blog. Not sure if I'll e
Tagged!!Twice, actually. xD *aherm* Moving on then...Tagged!! in Personal More Like This
* You must post these rules.
* Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
* Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create (10) new questions for the people you tag to answer.
* You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
* Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
* No tag backs.
* No nonesense in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."
* You have to tag 10 people.
10 Random things about random little me:
~I look like a female version of 'human' Jack Frost.
~My body temperature is consistently abnormally cold.
~My room is always an organized mess.
~I play piano, trumpet, and guitar.
~My favorite season is Winter. (no duh xD)
~I go crazy if I'm not doing something. Much like Sherlock Holmes...give me problems, give me work!!
~Strawberries are my favorite fruit.
~I own a snuggie that looks like Hogwarts robes when worn. Tie and crest and
The Server is our homeYesterday I was asked to review the server logs after another malicious attack on our server. When I was asked to do so I could not, because the girls and I were in the middle of our first recording session of the year. When the session was over I was exhausted after spending nearly eight hours solid on the computer, and needed to go do something else. By the time I returned home from my outing I was to tired to get the server logs.The Server is our home in Personal More Like This
In order to get the logs to look over user activity in order to spot any malicious looking activity I need to shut the server down, back the whole thing up, then go through each log top to bottom. This can take a couple of hours. Even if I do spot malicious looking activity I can not be sure the person I'm reading is actually the one committing crimes. A server log is circumstantial evidence only.
Today I checked to see if the server was up, and it is not. I have left it off to sleep until I can get to it, possibly
Our server what will get you banned? UPDATEDI may not be on the server much lately, and I have a few reasons for that. Computer issues are on the top of that list. Another reason is that I was trying to finish up the new map. Unfortunately when I was forced to change server hosts the map seems to have gone missing. I will keep trying to hunt it down and if It is well and truly gone I will simply start over from scratch.Our server what will get you banned? UPDATED in Personal More Like This
As for the server and map we are on now I do have a few things I would like to talk about.
Now adding something that should be OBVIOUS: Hacking in any way. If you use mods or hacks of any kind and our mods catch you, that's an auto ban. Why, you ask? Because it is inherently unfair to the other players.
First this server is NOT for PVP of any kind unless both parties have agreed to it. IF YOU ARE HIT and you have not given permission, and you hit back in "Self defense" you can BOTH be banned!
Why you ask?
Because death is meaningless here.
Same game, New mapMy Dear Denizens,Same game, New map in Personal More Like This
I am sad to report that I have been greifed nearly ten times. My farm animals have been repeatedly slaughtered, my home ruined over and over again, my chests smashed, and my hard earned items taken. I tried to ride out the continual wave of vandalism and theft, but after one particularly horrific attack I am very sorry to say I lost my patience. In creative mode I removed all traces of my farm, freed the animals I still had left, and moved to Jeff’s hotel.
Sadly, that too was attacked. Though thanks to you, my dear Denizens, I did not see the damage because you had repaired it. This is a burden you should not have to bare, and I am sorry I have not been able to protect you from this.
I could give you excuses here, telling you why I’ve not been better, like how I wasn’t ready to take on the job of running a server, or how I don’t know Command Block code, but the reality is that I have simply tried to ignore
Friday news is up!Even with all the setbacks this week the news keeps on a coming!Friday news is up! in Personal More Like This
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Did you know?So, did you know that :iconMidNight-Vixen: and :iconttsnim: aren't the only ones who record videos?Did you know? in Personal More Like This
If you payed attention to the journals (unless you're new of course, and welcome to those who are.) then you definitely should have noticed by now.
Most of the CraftyCrew, at least the gals, have done some recording of some sort, so I'm going to give you guys a link to the first of each of there Let's Plays. Go watch them, and let them know how much you liked their video. If you liked it, Subscribe to them so you can get a quicker update on the videos ^_^
First person of the Crew shall be our beautiful Princess, :iconKobayashiItoe:.
Her series called 'Test and practice Run' is sure to bring you entertainment and at least a few laughs as she goes along and gets through her goals.
Now, for the Knight who protects our princess, :iconHerobrineing:. She has her own Let's play as well, and it is quite the show. You get to have a unique view of what many of us are use to in Minecraft and some v
Dark Nova Comic?feasibility and marketing study (informal)-Dark Nova Comic? in Personal More Like This
Should we look into getting a Dark Nova comic, anime, manga, etc. developed using storylines either from the novels or that I cook up? How popular would it be? And who the HELL would be able/willing to do it?
Ah, the joys of semi-retirement...Yes, not quite 40 and I am already semi-retired. Contracting pays well, and smart operators save up their sheckles, or do as I have done and pay for the big expenses- home, cars, college funds, retirement savings, etc.- up front. Granted, kinda slacking on that last one, hence why I am semi and not completely retiredAh, the joys of semi-retirement... in Personal More Like This
So, now I find myself writing full-time, both the novels and for Dark Nova Games, as well as being a stay-at-home dad to my daughters. It's only fair, I missed half of my toddler's life while I was in Iraq on my last deployment, trying to make it up to her and spare my youngest from going through that. That being said, I have to say that in 21 years of working in law enforcement, PMC contracting, executive protection and the military, NOTHING has been more stressful or rewarding than being a dad. I honestly had less stress and got more sleep in third world warzones than I do as a dad. I only half-joke when I say send my ass back to A-stan so I can get a vacation. VBIEDs
Dark Nova RPG Quick Start Guide is UpFor those interested, we have finally gotten off our butts (and by "we" and "our", I mean "I" and "my") and now have the Dark Nova RPG Quick Start Guide up for free download on our online store. So, anyone who wants to get a feel for it but can't afford it at the moment- as well as anyone who wants to play, but who's jaw dropped when they saw the bloody thing was a few millimeters shy of 2" thick- this will help you ease into the game with simplified rules and basic explanations.Dark Nova RPG Quick Start Guide is Up in Personal More Like This
Convention Schedule for 2012Due to Jeff's recovery from his head trauma and subsequent attempts to escape his artistic duties by dying (and he didn't even do it well, the slacker, never made it into a coffin before they revived him ), the convention appearances for 2012 have been altered a bit.Convention Schedule for 2012 in Personal More Like This
Already did OwlCon, but as a head's up we will be doing it again next year. I'll post that when the 2013 schedule is finalized.
25-27 May, 2012- Comicpalooza, Houston, TX. Location: Artist's Alley and the Game Room, two tables. I'll be doing book signings, and something else I can't announce just yet. Jeff will be signing art prints and doing on-site commissions for everything from vessels to hot rods. Not sure what panels we'll be on as the new management of Comicpalooza is bad about updating us, they're too star-struck with the big name celebs and forgot about us lowly authors and artists
10-12 August, 2012- Space City Con, Houston, TX.
Dark Nova Expansion KickstarterWell, we were a wee bit more successful in our quest to expand than we expected, and wound up with a LOT of international orders for the Dark Nova RPG. This ate into our budget for the print run for the expansions, as international shipping is obscene, especially for a four-and-a-half pound book. So, we've been trying to compensate by making up the difference with a kickstarter page for Fortune and Glory. We need another $600 and we're in the black again, so if any of you can help contribute, or pass this info along to those who might be able to, it would be greatly appreciated. We have a deadline of 18 days from now to pay the printers, so we're in a corner. We hate asking for help, but this project is worth it.Dark Nova Expansion Kickstarter in Personal More Like This
Another way you can support us is by purchasing the PDF version of the Dark Nova RPG on DriveThru RPG
About the MInecrafters/Youtubers Life Statusokay, i've been getting attack becuz of this pic people are saying that Notch and EZ are no longer together/married ... i'm going to say this here and only ONCE!!!About the MInecrafters/Youtubers Life Status in Personal More Like This
I'm using their minecraft skins NOT the owners themselves, like Sky and Dawn, they are no longer together, but at the time i made the comic layout they were, but i did tweak it and they just freinds/ex in the comic, but i did not remove the characters... so, if any status of the real people chance, like no longer friends with so-and-so, they're Minecraft OC will NOT reflect!!!
so... yes, in my Minecraft:The Awakening, Notch is still married to EZ (their MC skins)... THIS IS A FAN MADE COMIC!!! I don't go to people who ship Ant and CaptainSparlkez and tell them off... so plz drop it and stop sending me notes! >:E
if you tell me again they or them (or whatever) no longer together or what ever, i'll send you back here...
thank you for understanding ^_^
What an Awesome DA Meetthe DA meet was great and we got to know :iconspyed: a little better and how DA came to be :3What an Awesome DA Meet in Personal More Like This
Thank you :iconspyed: for an awesome site! it's where my art calls home ^_^
i got to meet other Deviants, saw some old friends and meet new ones ^_^ (i gave them my DA name but i didn't get yours, sorry)(FOUND ONE :iconartist05: ) i want with the DA meet with :iconjepray:, :icontwilitangel: and WizPandora
Also one Deviant made my night, :iconratchetthecutest: Vicky (and her cousin :iconstar-yvonne: ) has been a watcher on mine for awhile and i got to meet her :3
Vicky was very nervous to come up to me (i don't bite guys), with a lil help from her mom, she came up to me and asked if i was MidNight-Vixen, i said yes and she had this big smile on her face and told me she was a big fan of mine, so i gave her a big hug and we took pics and talked for like an hour... i love meeting my fans and talk to them about my work and talk about theirs work
Free adviceSomeone recently asked me for some advice about going to art college and becoming an illustrator. Here's what I said. Maybe someone here will find this interesting too...Free advice in Personal More Like This
1) It's a tough life as an artist. You need more than just good drawing abilities to get by. I know a lot of people who are WAY better than me but can't make it as artists. You need to be personable and likable. Work on your people skills and be sincere. People can tell when it's fake.
2) Learn a broad range of skills. Don't just focus on illustration, but also learn the fundamentals of design, sculpture, painting, storyboarding, etc... those skill will help you more than you can possibly imagine.
3) Be yourself. Find your own style and really refine it.
4) Don't waste your education. Don't go out and party and drink when you should be studying and doing homework. They give you that homework for a reason!
5) Always try to be the best. Challenge yourself to make your assignments the best in your class. Always try to be
Show me some "modern" mecha! (updated)OK everyone, I have a request for you. I know my mecha designs are pretty old-school, but what does the modern cutting edge mecha design look like? I'm getting OLD and it is difficult for me to keep up with what is and isn't fresh. What is modern and what do people like? Please help a guy out and post some links. Thanks!!!!Show me some "modern" mecha! (updated) in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! I would like to reiterate that I am looking for "cutting edge" stuff. I like some of the old designs that have a futuristic feel, such as Landmates from Appleseed, and all the Macross stuff, but I just can't consider a 20+ year old design to be cutting edge. Gundam definitely doesn't qualify.
Keep the links and suggestions coming! Here are some of the suggestions that I find intriguing...
* Linebarrels of Iron. I watched this series and the mechs are very cool. The designs have a freshness to them and the shapes are very interesting.
* The newer Front Mission and Armored Core games. These ser
so long Mecha-MasterI finally changed my user name to match my web page, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram. Mecha Master was a bit pretentious anywayso long Mecha-Master in Personal More Like This
Web page: http://www.mechazone.com/
GOT BACK FROM TEAMCRAFTED GATHERING Guess who's a CraftyGirls fan??? THIS GUY!!!! ---->>> :iconskydoesminecraft:<<<----GOT BACK FROM TEAMCRAFTED GATHERING in Personal More Like This
i even got a recording of him saying it XD i got 2 hugs from him and he was just so awesome and nice ALL of TeamCrafted were nice! ^_^
the others (TeamCrafted) said Sky talked about 30 mins about my comic on the way over to the meet... i lol'd!! XD
i got more pics... but you want to see them go to my twitter acct @TomBoyComics
PROOF!!!! >: D
LOVE YOU GUYS!! And Stay Crafty!!!
Q n A Crafty Girls:Ep 02...AND 300,000 Pageviews?!WHAT? WHAT!?!?! ALMOST 300,000 pageviews!?! Already?! O.o it feels like i just hit 200,000 views a month ago... oh, wait it was on February 27Q n A Crafty Girls:Ep 02...AND 300,000 Pageviews?! in Personal More Like This
can anyane catch my 300,000 Views? Plz? :3
:iconkoii-pond: WON THE 200,000 shot!! here it is! http://sta.sh/01ies6h3w5gh
Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!Welcome, deviantARTGear Watchers & MORE!Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New to the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear team, we'd like to introduce Forest Stearns ($draweverywhere), Art Director of deviantART Brands. Forest is excited to offer you an insider preview today and share how our brand new Holiday 2012 Collection (which launches this week!) evolved from concept to reality.
Read about the creation of It's Art. Click here to see the process journal.
Hello, my friends!
I'm excited to tell you about a huge project we’ve been working on that's finally going to see the light of day (or your computer screens) this week! For the first time, de
Apparel Collection: I dA LAWhether embarking on adventures with friends or just out making art in the wild, this design is appropriate for any occasion. It’s all about the love we have for our roots as we travel the world building new communities. The "kernel" of deviantART was sown in Los Angeles, and while we represent all cities worldwide, LA will always be in our hearts. Tighten up your sneakers, and get lost in creativity!Apparel Collection: I dA LA in Personal More Like This
This piece started with my love of this dA sticker:
So good and so simple. Pixel hearts: solid! Inspired by the phrase, I went to my sketchbook to figure out how I would execute this piece in my own style. After filling up page after page with a Chisel Tip and a large Paint Marker, I just wasn't finding what I was visualizing in my mind.
It got messy for sure, but that’s cool because perfection often wears the mask of chaos. In the tumult of ink and page killers, I decided to change tools. The big, chunky marks I was making were not fine enough and not sophisticated enou
Hollywood deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Hollywood opened its arms to deviantART on Wednesday, November 20th, with an incredibly successful deviantMEET! Over 150 deviants, friends, and family came to hear an exclusive storytelling session from deviantART CEO and Co-Founder, Angelo Sotira (spyed), where he shared behind-the-scenes details about deviantART's inception and formative years. WeWork Labs' Hollywood location played host to our event, and a number of people commented on the warm atmosphere the location provided.Hollywood deviantMEET Wrap-Up! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Photo Credit: Shyree
IreneAdler76 acted as the deviantMEET's official greeter -- welcoming attendees at the door, and ensuring that everyone signed in and received a username tag! Each attendee was given a gift bag with official deviantART lanyard and other free swag.
Photo Credit: danlev
The night started off with socializing. Pizza and drinks were at
Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!We'll be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 30, 2014
Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!
DeviantART and Madefire are teaming up at Comic-Con, and we're hosting a deviantMEET of epic proportions.
The Gaslamp Quarter by AndrewShoemaker
Our first ever deviantMEET in San Diego!
Like any great duo of artistic avengers, deviantART is joining forces with
The sexiest Axel artwork you will ever seeIS IT NOT GLORIOUS?!The sexiest Axel artwork you will ever see in Personal More Like This
Thank you, godzilla-poptart, for doing this request for me!!
It seriously made my night. xD
New Member of Our FamilyHello all,New Member of Our Family in Personal More Like This
I have been a bit quiet of late, but that is because we have adopted a new member to our family. We are a Cat family and already have two, Luna (Tabby/Persian Female) and Tigga (Tabby/Siamese Male) .
My wife wanted to get me a familiar (as Luna ended up being hers and Tigga ended up being our daughter's, despite both cats adopted for me lol) and 3rd Kitten and yesterday we adopted the last cat we will have for many many years.
She is an 8 week old Tabby that looks that she may have some Persian in her. We have probably hit the nail with this one, my wife firmly believes she is mine lol. I haven't yet come up with a name for her, it's a big thing naming someone. It will probably take me a week to find something suitable.
Here are some images of her from my wife's DA gallery:
Star Trek RenegadesVideo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dfhWr9l1NI&featurelcpStar Trek Renegades in Personal More Like This
It has been seven long years since Enterprise left the air, and though we've had the recent big screen adaptation of Gene Roddenberry's futuristic vision (and the sequel coming next year), we feel the true home of Star Trek is as a continuing episodic series. The goal of this project is to make that happen.
We, the team who brought you Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, are proud to announce Star Trek: Renegades, a professionally produced television pilot to be presented for a possible online series.
And the best part is YOU can play an important role in making this happen!
We've just launched a 60-day funding drive on kickstarter.com the premiere funding platform on the web for creative projects. At kickstarter, every project is all-or-nothing funding, supported by friends, fans, and the public in return for rewards. It's a no-risk situation if we don't reach our funding g