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SQUIRRELS: Borderline Dwellers
Squirrels occupy a perilous space at the borders of human society.
They are rodents, cousins of rats, yet we feel no revulsion as they hop toward us to ask for a cracker or crust of bread. They are cute enough to be pets, though we rarely domesticate them. They are the cutest animals that hunters regularly kill for food. They add that extra touch of life to a city park or a suburban backyard that completes a beautiful tab
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Terry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old FriendTerry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old Friend in Art Features More Like This
TERRY PRATCHETT: Takes the Final Walk With Old Friend
Farewell Sir Terry Pratchett
April 28, 1948 — March 12, 2015
Terry Pratchett, the immensely popular British fantasy writer best known for his “Discworld” sci-fi/fantasy series, has died from a dementia and Alzheimer’s-related brain “embuggerance” (his term for it) at the relatively young age of 66. One of today’s most prolific authors (70 titles
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanFan Art Friday: Attack On Titan in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!
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Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 2012 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
New years resolution.I slept through new years.New years resolution. in Personal More Like This
Still sick... But partying isn't exactly my thing. Neither is drinking.
My resolution this year is going to be: to balance myself
Spontaneously, I feel like writing. So here's a story.
In 2011, I was on the right track. On the way to being more centered--I was feeling good and I was accomplishing a lot (mentally and artistically). But then towards the end of the year, things got shitty... I put myself in a bad situation (the kind I didn't know exactly how to respond to)... and as a result things spiraled out of control.
In a nutshell: I lost my sense of self.
January 2012? All the mental [and spiritual] progress I had made up until that point seemingly vanished. I felt like I didn't know myself anymore--I felt as though I had betrayed my self-confidence. Depression inevitably drowned me. My health suffered. I went from 120lb to 109lbs--which made everything worse. Ill body, ill mind...
I disconnected from everything.
Eventually the episod
December.December already? Jeeze.December. in Personal More Like This
I'm working on squirrel stuff this last month... If anyone has any good resources for animation? That'd be awesome... Because I'm teaching myself (with help from books by Richard Williams and Preston Blair), and it's haaaard. Vector animation tutorials would be nifty. I know I'm missing some key information. Specifically, I could use help on organizing... It's been a challenge to try and organize all the components.
Schools out. I'm enjoying the break... Taking a vacation from my medication, and it feels amaaazing. I want to eat EVERYTHING.
I'm going to be doing some end-of-the year gallery cleaning. Beware, some things might disappear... I'll try not to delete too much. I'll probably just dump everything into one folder, but I might not be able to resist deleting a few things. Anthro work is more likely to get the ax.
I know I need to finish the Discordantly remake... been stuck on one/two pages... I think I have a solution, but I'm not sure. Art is hard.
New York.IT'S BEEN TOO LONG MY PONIES. I MISS YOU.New York. in Personal More Like This
I am excited! I leave for New York today! A week-long excursion with my classmates to see oodles of art and experience a new city. Wooohoo!
On Tuesday we'll be visiting the New York Academy of Art, which is a school I am considering going to... Then the Soho galleries and the 57th St. galleries. On Wednesday we go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thursday, the Museum of Modern Art. Not sure what's happening Friday... BUT I'M SURE IT WILL BE EXCITING.
I will be posting about my trip on my tumblr
I feel like Rarity, with all these museums to visit. Maybe I'll bring a beret so I can feel fancy.
And then when I return home... MARS. Marsmarsmarsmars.
Thank a tree this weekend.Any tree.Thank a tree this weekend. in Personal More Like This
Go up to it.
Acknowledge its existence.
And thank it.
My thoughts on the premier.Spoilers ahoy!My thoughts on the premier. in Personal More Like This
Sooo... I absolutely LOVELOVELOVED the premier!
Discord was wonderful. John de Lancie is so hilariously charming, I'm glad they're bringing his character back as the lovable trickster archetype. Basically, he's Q again and I am loving it.
Twilight with her wobbly wings? Adorable. It's good to see that miss smarty-smart hooves has trouble learning something new, but luckily she has Rainbow Dash as her flying coach. She'll be zipping around in no time.
I like that she is having to adjust to her new role as Princess--she's nervous, but ready. While she may be an alicorn and a princess now, she still feels like the Twilight she always was. When her friends, with the best intentions, treat her differently? She feels awkward.
Twilight's transformation added something new to the dynamic of their friendship--at first they all seem a bit confused a
Disqordilicious.So... wow... My inbox has been exploding all week. I've been completely floored by the response to my little graphic story about Disqord.Disqordilicious. in Personal More Like This
I've gotten so many wonderful, beautiful, comments! I read them all, even if I do not respond to each one. I am so moved that so many people found my little story so interesting! Really, it makes me all glowy to know that I was able to hit the artistic nail on the head. Nothing is more satisfying to an artist than knowing that their work "got to people".
Many of you understood exactly what I was aiming for, and that makes me happiest of all!
Knowing that I was able to communicate my artistic vision (with a fan comic!) feels so triumphant. As I posted each page, I would read the comments and keep them in mind when painting the next page... I would put extra effort into emphasizing certain points and ideas of mine to help better communicate them. Really, all of your comments truly helped me to hone my idea and inspire me to keep up with the work. So th
King Sombra.What's all this whining I hear about Sombra not being bad enough? Or getting enough screen time? Or not being developed enough?King Sombra. in Personal More Like This
Calm the fuck down.
He's going to be back. The lack of exposition confirms this.
When Cadance's magic shield sliced off his horn, we saw the severed horn piece act on its own (melting into the ground). Later we saw Sombra repair his horn completely. What has been established? That Sombra can regenerate (his horn anyways).
What happened the last moment we saw Sombra? He got obliterated into shards by the crystal heart magicyness... and we saw his horn (intact) fly away (towards the viewer).
He'll be back.
Besides, the episode wasn't about Sombra. It was about Twilight Sparkle.
What happened at the end? Twilight was allowed to advance in her studies. Celestia and Luna are preparing her for bigger, badder, showdown that has yet to happen.
My guess is that we're going to see a winged Twilight at the end of this season.
Mars.I finished my Martian landscape ["Curious Frontier"].Mars. in Personal More Like This
Oil on panel. 2' x 6' (60cm x 182cm)
It was my project for the last quarter of the school year, and now it's hanging in the school show which opens tomorrow.
I've never painting anything this large before. It was an adventure!
Made this simple slideshow video for class.
Update! Though... a bit late... derp.
I entered my painting into my school's big end-of-the-year show, Best of Gage.
And it won first place in the landscape category.
I got a pretty blue ribbon, a basket of oil paint, a $100 certificate for art supplies and a sense of validation and accomplishment.
Woops. I made it interesting.The comics in the Apsara Portfolio can generally be described as “titillation with a thin veneer of story”.Woops. I made it interesting. in Personal More Like This
A couple of people have voiced disappointment with the recent Jailer comic because I inverted that formula. I stupidly put what turned out to be an interesting premise in a comic where a good narrative hook actually ruins it. It was intended to be a one-shot, but the build-up has too epic a feel to it, leaving the second half and (apparent) conclusion to be unfulfilling.
Solution: I add more to the story. More little chapters that drip-feed character details, which now exist because I started writing them as soon as people began to voice their dissatisfaction.
It should make the opening “chapter” feel more worthwhile.
The whole thing will still be an Apsara comic, though, so don’t expect an easing of the usual Apsara elements.
Lara's Adventure on QTE Island.For how many more years am I going to have to put up with new titles pretending that: a cutscene, which you have to watch again and again if you don't press a button at the right time, constitutes as "gameplay"?Lara's Adventure on QTE Island. in Personal More Like This
It never has and never will.
It doesn't make a game more cinematic. It doesn't add a sense of thrill. It simply makes viewers (I can't call them "players", as that would imply they are actually permitted to DO something) dread cutscenes, because they have no idea if they're going to be allowed to enjoy them or if they're going to have to watch them 5 times in a row because they fail to hit the random sequence of buttons indicated on the screen.
A game is thrilling ONLY when the player uses the control scheme effectively within the game environment. If the game needs to take control away from the player and lead them by the nose through a cutscene, it's been lazily constructed and as a result: isn't fun.
If you are a games designer and you have proposed a Quick Time
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
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place. in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!
Titties? DENIED!I honestly can't remember the first pair of boobs I ever saw. They were probably in an Arnie film, or some other 80s action flick, as every such movie back then had at least one moment when a random, busty extra got them out for a second or two (track down the one from Commando. It's f**king hilarious).Titties? DENIED! in Personal More Like This
First porn mag was one I found by accident.
First soft-core flick was stumbled upon by channel surfing late at night when no one else was around.
You really had to work for your porn in the days before the internet, so it's no surprise that people of 2013 get a little twitchy when the government announce plans to restrict access to it.
I agree that kids shouldn't see certain content, but I disagree that them doing so causes the "corruption/corrosion" some folk claim. That stems from kids not being told about what they're seeing, and has less to do with the media they're exposed to and more to do with sh*t parenting.
You don't want your kid se
Bad Games.Is FarCry 3 a game where you get a penalty if you nick someone's stuff?Bad Games. in Personal More Like This
Why, then, aren't item's collected on contact?
Why do I have to press a button each time I want to pick something up?
Why do I have to press AND HOLD a button each time I want to pick something up?
Why, in a game, where collecting items is a key part of gameplay, is it so damn hard to get the crosshair to register contact with said item, despite being right on top of it?
I get asked occasionally (well, I think "challenged" is more the word) by some people (snide idiots) if there are any games I do enjoy. Yes, there are many. Too many to list, in fact, so I shall simply summarise:
I enjoy games in which you lose yourself. Games that absorb you into the world on screen. This does not mean the game is some deeply written RPG epic, it just means that you forget you're playing it and feel more like you're living it, be it a simple 2D platformer or fast and furious 3D beat-em-up.
If you have to wrestle with a
Jedi just aren't interestingSo, the full title of Star Wars VII has been announced and, while I am still all hyped up about a brand new Star Wars flick (one that Lucas has nothing to do with, at that), I’m not all that keen on what it suggests.Jedi just aren't interesting in Personal More Like This
“The Force Awakens” is right up there with “Return of the Jedi” and “Revenge of the Sith” in that it implies a focus on the hokey religion; in my mind, the most boring element of the Star Wars movies and what always seems to be the focus of Star Wars video games these days.
When we otherwise see epic space battles and Machiavellian plots, I just hate it when things cut to a pair of guys in bath robes talking very slowly about how everything of f**king interest leads to the f**king Dark Side. All they seem to want to do is sit in a beige room on space-futons. It’s just dull.
The first Dark Forces game saw you play as a bounty hunter, blasting his way through waves of Storm Troopers. It was ace! In t
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls. in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
RetardA couple of people (literally only two, but it's a matter worth mentioning) emailed me after they had read the most recent Sequential Art strip, in which the fictitious element “Retardium” is mentioned. Both messages voiced disapproval at my using the word “Retard” due to its slang referencing of the mentally disabled.Retard in Personal More Like This
That interpretation of the word, in my eyes, is outdated.
Used in describing a mentally disabled individual, “retard” is a slur, and (as with any slur) anyone who says it in that context deserves a sharp blow to the head. However, used to describe a “wilfully ignorant, able-bodied idiot”, I think “retard” is perfectly acceptable. I’ll wager that everyone reading this knows someone that can accurately be described as a "f**king retard", none of whom are disabled in the slightest, nor in using the word is a mentally disabled person even thought of.
I’ve not heard “retard” used to des
Modern games are crap.They're beautiful things. Crafted by numerous artists and fanatical designers, they present glorious and wonderful worlds for us to explore.Modern games are crap. in Personal More Like This
I sink hours of my time into them, so I can say with a degree of authority: modern games are complete and utter manure.
Because they're never finished.
In the race to get them out the door, and thanks in total to broadband connections, they are buggy and full of holes.
You never get a complete game for the huge sum of money you're expected to pay for them.
Case in point: Borderlands 2.
I've just encountered a bug that renders a mission impossible to complete (The "Get to know Jack" mission), meaning I won't be able to fully complete the game ..not that I could anyway, because the game I own isn't actually finished.
When was the last time any of us bought a title that didn't contain huge chunks missing, held back for the sake of DLC?
Well, I didn't buy any for Borderlands (so I've no idea who the f**k Moxxi is or why I should give
Percy Jackson Quotes“Don’t push your luck, Leo Valdez; I still hate you.”Percy Jackson Quotes in Personal More Like This
–Calypso to Leo Valdez, in The House of Hades
Percy Jackson Quotes" Thalia: In that case, still up for dinner?Percy Jackson Quotes in Personal More Like This
Percy: After all that, you're hungry?
Thalia: Hey, even immortals have to eat. I'm thinking about cheeseburgers at McHale's"
—Percy and Thalia, The Demigod Files
Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com) in Personal More Like This
Percy Jackson Quotes"I choose to be more than Iapetus. You do not control me. I am not like my brothers."Percy Jackson Quotes in Personal More Like This
–Iapetus (Bob) to Tartarus, in The House of Hades
HTTYD 2 - BEST MOVIE EVERI just went with my friends to see How To Train Your Dragon 2, and I have to say it was SO EPIC!!!HTTYD 2 - BEST MOVIE EVER in Personal More Like This
We watched it in 3D, and I was surprised to see only a few people in the theatre. It's Monday, anyway. xD
I kept fangirling at the beginning, because of how awesome I heard it was. The movie progressed, then when Stoick died, I cried. THE FEELS.
But anyway, the movie was epic, as was the first one, and man did Hiccup look so amazing.
BEFORE AND AFTER HICCUP GIFS COMMENCE
BEFORE: Age 15
AFTER: Age 20
SO AMAZING RIGHT?
Welp, time to go read the actual books! SUCH AWESOMENESS!
Tumblr Blogs!!!Hi everyone!! I have three new tumblr blogs. Ask-Odessa-Moore, percyjacksondailyquotes, and PJOfan22. Go check them out!!!Tumblr Blogs!!! in Personal More Like This
Go ahead and ask Ask-Odessa-Moore for more questions about herself, her quest, her family, her friends, her past, anything!!
Percy Jackson Quotes“Can your sword do grenade form too?”Percy Jackson Quotes in Personal More Like This
–Frank to Percy about Riptide, The Son of Neptune
Percy Jackson Quotes“...if those girls found out the truth about her dad, they'd all be bowing down to her screaming, 'We're not worthy!'.”Percy Jackson Quotes in Personal More Like This
–Leo, talking about Piper's dad
Critiques!It seems most of you like the idea of me providing critiques, so I will begin offering that.Critiques! in Personal More Like This
In order to receive a critique from me, please leave a link to the piece you would like critiqued on my profile. I will then leave a critique in a comment on your piece.
I've also listed the wine charms up on my site. They'd be great for the upcoming holidays.
Find them here: Buy a set here - http://bon-appeteats.weebly.com/wine-charms.html
I'd also be willing to take these as commissions if you have a certain theme in mind.
Critiques?I've had several people ask me to critique their clay works for them, which got me thinking...Critiques? in Personal More Like This
Would you guys like me to open up critiques here? Have you submit a piece for me to look at and I'll give you a full in depth critique for it.
It would be genuine constructive criticism, however, and I will point out any flaws I see and provide you with resources to help you improve.
Good idea? Bad idea?
7/29/12So the show was pretty terrible. I didn't even make back the $10 I spent to get a spot there. The only people that came through were passing through from another larger craft show I was too late signing up for. -.-7/29/12 in Personal More Like This
I did meet some very nice people there..but that was it. I ended up packing up early because I was just so completely bored and starting to feel awful (I only had about 4 hours of sleep the night before; my cough has been keeping me from sleeping very well :/).
I'm still sick and somehow feeling even worse today after starting to feel a bit better. No stream until I can breathe normally again. I've made a couple of clay items but nothing very complicated. I think I might look into updating my etsy this week and that's about it.
Edit: Broke down and made some crepes with almond milk.
Never making them with regular milk again.
Devious Journal EntryIn light of the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, I have decided I will be offering a charity item in my shop in order to contribute something to those who have been affected by this tragedy.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
Starting tomorrow, I will have the item in my shop and will have it there for a month. The item will be a miniature Boston cream pie charm, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. At the end of the month I will make a lump sum donation to them.
I really hope this is not coming across as tacky or as a gimmick on my part to increase page views/sales/what have you. This is a very sad and horrible event that has happened and it has affected so many people. I would like to do my part in trying to help.
I will have the items up tomorrow morning-ish and will post when I do.
Devious Journal EntrySo I kind of want to try a premium membership for a little while and am toying around with the idea of offering some pieces up for points on here. I'm not sure if it's really worth it or not. I just kinda wanted to make the page a little fancier looking since this is my main "gallery" at the moment until I get my website up and running.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
It's probably a waste. I don't know. I'm very indecisive. >.>
Streaming pies tonight, so if you want a live tutorial on pies, make sure you stop by. C: Making a bunch into magnets since those seem pretty popular.
Edit: I hope this didn't come across as me begging for points. >.
7/27/12Bracing myself for a trip to Walmart. I need a tablecloth and just remembered the day before the show. ._.7/27/12 in Personal More Like This
So much for making some more bottle charms! Dumb errands...
Oh, by the way, Michael's is having a 50% off sale on clay, so if you're near one and are thinking about starting to work with polymer clay, today would be the day to do so.
3000 Watcher GiveawaySo I've reached over 3000 watchers and I'll be doing the drawing for my giveaway tomorrow. If you watched me after 3000, you will not be eligible for this giveaway. Don't worry - there will be more in the future!3000 Watcher Giveaway in Personal More Like This
1. A random watcher will be drawn via random.org. Watchers at and under 3000 will be eligible only.
2. The winner will receive their choice of a custom food in 1:12 scale.
3. The watcher drawn has three days to contact me once their name has been announced. If you do not get back in touch with me, you will forfeit our prize and another person will be drawn.
4. If you win and are under 18, please double check with your parents if you can give me your shipping address, since I will send you your item via the post. If you cannot give your address, tell me ASAP so i can draw another name.
5. By accepting the prize,the winner agrees to not resell the received item.
6. The prize will take at least a week to complete, as it will be made from scratch.
Thanks to all my watcher
1000 Watcher Give Away*I've hit 1000 watchers! Thank you so much all! <3 I will choose a name for the winner tonight. Make sure you check back here around 7:00pm eastern and see if you've won. :3 I'll send a note to the winner as well.*1000 Watcher Give Away in Personal More Like This
So I'm almost at 1000 watchers (hooooooow), and I wanted to do another give away! Here are the details:
1. Anyone watching me before or at 1000 watchers is automatically entered into the contest. No watchers after 1000 will be counted.
2. A winner will be randomly drawn using the random number generator on random.org.
3 The winner will receive a prep board of a food of their choice.
1000 watchers is insane, so I wanted to offer an awesome prize for this one. \o/
You guys are all fantastic and I appreciate each and everyone of you, and I wanted to let you all know that it means a lot to me that you support me and my crazy little hobby.
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back! in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Ignorantly ArrogantIgnorantly Arrogant; the two adjectives used to describe all of Humanity. One does not know what one does not know yet some cling desperately to the fabricated facts of their reality and hence forth allowed it to manifest into a false truth. Armed with Delusion they infest the world with their fantasies, growing bold by boasting their "knowledge" to the world and thus in their reality they become supreme. We see their arrogance as superiority and thus, like sheep, we fallow them into demise. How proudly we beat down the spirit of others so that we, ourselves, may "rise above" them and once again feed our arrogance until it is bloated with lies.Ignorantly Arrogant in Personal More Like This
...interpret the passage above however way u want, i just felt like saying it. and as u can c, my current stay in China has obviously screwed up a large portion of my mind...gah, i can't wait untill i'm back in America where i can begin constrution on my newest DN crack doujin. on an another note, i have found out (through bizarre circumstances)
1000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnimeThe full shipment of 1000 Words has arrived! Now you can order the books at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/1000-Words-Wenqing-Yan/dp/0981959997 or at 4DE.com http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=1111000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnime in Personal More Like This
For those who can make it to the SacAnime convention in Sacramento, California this Jan 4-6th 2013, we will also be selling the books plus other prints in the Exhibitor Hall at booth B20! http://www.sacconventions.com/?page_id=4961 Come by and check us out! (And it's the Vendors section, not Artist Alley because we couldn't get a table in time )
Thank you all for the amazing support for this book. If you have ordered anything from the 4DE.com and have not received your shipment yet, please e-mail sales@4DE.com and they will help you
MemoriesI've been in China for almost a week now, and all the memories I have of this place is flooding back. Unfortunately, many of those memories are quite negative. A lot of people commented on my last journal asking why my stepmom and half brother had tried to kill me. It's not a secret and I'm in a weird mood right now so I'll retell the story.Memories in Personal More Like This
I last visited China almost five years ago. I was unfortunate enough to be stranded at the LAX airport for two days. During that time, I met another girl my age who was also returning to China to visit family. We talked for a long time and I found out her parents are also divorced like mine. She told me how her stepmom would regularly burn her with cigarette buds. I was horrified but I felt lucky that my stepmom is kind to me. I told her I was lucky to have a nice stepmom. I had never been so wrong.
When I first arrived, my stepmom greeted me kindly, and we talked, joked, and hung out like a regular family would. But her mask was quickly cracking a
FAQ What does "yuumei" mean?FAQ in Personal More Like This
Yuumei (幽冥 or 幽明) means light and darkness, strange and deep, hades, and semidarkness. Not to be confused with yuumei (有名) which means famous... (In my defense, I picked this name when I was 12 and didn't realize it also meant famous...)
What projects are you working on right now?
A complete list of all past, present, and future projects can be found here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/journal/Current-and-Future-Projects-286619795
Why didn't you reply to my comment/note?
I'm terribly sorry but due to the enormous amount of notes and comments I receive, it's simply impossible to read and reply to most of them. I tried to reply to all the notes but it eventually just got to be too much and took time away from drawing. If you have very important news to tell me (such as reports of art theft, requests to help none-profit organization, or business offers, etc) please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cute MomentsI dunno if these are prompts. Stories to come. Teasing. Hmmm... but it is fluff.Cute Moments in Personal More Like This
1 . My ears perked up as I heard a knock on the door, without waiting for a response I could hear it open and my younger brother Dravex slip into the room. He is normally more silent but with his recent growth spurt he was a bit awkward and a little noisy with his talons. I continued to read my book waiting for him to speak, when he didn't I glanced up to look at him, setting the book aside immediately and opening my arms for my twelve-year-old sibling. He settled beside me before getting his upper body into my lap, his nose tucking against the top of my sternum while the top of his head rested on the underside of my chin and the rest of his body curling around mine. I could feel his legs gently snuggle up to my back as his tail wrapped with my own. Lightly stroking his hair between his horns I began to sing softly as I
Appy Birfdaiy!♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫Appy Birfdaiy! in Personal More Like This
I don't know but I've been told,
Someone here is getting old.
Happy birthday....to you!
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
Today be ShadowKnife7's Birthday!
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Shadders!
Happy Birthday to you!
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
Since I was not able to send you a package Shadow, for your birthday I've been saving up
Character OutfitsEvery just go..."Hmm...I wounder what my characters' wear?" I do. I like being able to see what I am imagining. Soooo....Character Outfits in Personal More Like This
High Court Proper Outfit (Male) : http://hokulo.deviantart.com/art/The-twin-86356223?q=boost%3Apopular%20Twin&qo=95
High Court Proper Outfit (Female) : http://fortranica.deviantart.com/art/DA-F-Lence-ball-gown-207778036?q=boost%3Apopular%20Ball%20Gown&qo=7 (Less poofy skirt)
Dress Robes for Kalo (and maybe Jaden) : http://maxarkes.deviantart.com/art/Pope-Ki-lin-82219025?q=boost%3Apopular%20Magic%20robe&qo=174 (Just with less beads and jewelry)
What Merl wears (formal) : http://bardoftheseas.deviantart.com/art/Owen-the-Mage-II-257450498?q=boost%3Apopular%20Magic%20robe&qo=262
What Mystic wears (formal) : http://bluerse.deviantart.com/gallery/36379363#/d4w5guz
What Rex wears (formal) : http://aeorys.deviantart.com/art/FE-AK-DesignWarp-CG-268387032?q=boost%3Apopular%20Magic%20robe&qo=403
What Rose wears (formal) : http://thedustyphoenix
ComfortsWhat, as a child, brings/brought your char comfort when sad or scared?Comforts in Personal More Like This
Rose : Porcelain doll named Achi, Leo broke her when she was nine.
Kalo : A blanket that was knitted by his biological mother, it's the only way he knew her scent and even then he didn't know it was her scent for a long time. Just knew it smelled right. Lost in the destruction of his home village.
Luned : A straw doll named Tilli that her mother made her. Knows how to make straw dolls and clothing for them now. Luned's Mama kept Tilli close to her after Luned died. Singing. Storm quilt.
Jaden : A teddy bear named Parth, buried with his mother. Physical contact.
Mystic/ Star : Singing, heart beats, physical contact, hair brushing, and a stuff mouse named Feta. Star keeps Feta in her bag at all times, which she carries on her almost always (in case she can't make things appear in the normal sense she can draw them from her bag).
Oddness AgainEver go, "Huh...I wonder (this...) about (Character name)..." I tend to do it a lot. I think I might be odd and have a problem...Oddness Again in Personal More Like This
So today was scents. Here is what I came up with.
Rose : Surprise, roses! Okay, a spicy scent often mixed with the sweet smell of a rose, paints, charcoal (drawing), and the feint scent of burning woods.
Kalo : This might sound odd...but you know when you use scent free fabric softeners and detergents, then you pull it out of the dryer right when it stops. That warm smell mixed pine, and not pine from a bottle, as if you went a smelled a pine tree.
Luned : Earth, like dirt but not dirty smelling. Just the rich scent of earth, mixed heavily with herbs. Mainly sage, lavender, rosemary, and cinnamon.
Jaden : Sex. Nah. Jaden smells like warm, rich vanilla (not that fake uber sweet stuff but closer to cooking vanilla) mixed with a soft muskiness of washed suede and
To Someone SpecialI've been up all nightTo Someone Special in Personal More Like This
It means that I think
I know I could have continued on
Forever if need be
If I never met you
The thing is...
I did meet you
I do love you
My heart has gone to live with you
And I cannot tell you not too
I cannot say "don't"
I can only hope to tell you
That there will be a hole without you
It would take me so long to learn to go on
If I ever could
I have been close to people before
But never as close as I feel now to you
I trust in you
I hope for you
Even if you have none...
I live for when we speak
And smile for your silliness
Even in the darkness
Remember I care
Even if that happens...
Remember I love you.
Not Really a Story but Have Some FluffI had been up later than I intended, as a result my mate had gone to bed before me. That was fine. He was always up so early to make sure the orphans got their breakfast. Riley is their primary caregiver with Keiko on bed rest for her pregnancy. Entering the bedroom I blinked as everything towered over me. Smiling softly, he must have shifted in his sleep. So instead of just being a staggering seven foot three, he was a mountainous ninety feet. And he was still a growing Giant.Not Really a Story but Have Some Fluff in Personal More Like This
Riley is a Hybrid, both Giant and Dragon, but for all his life he only thought himself a Dragon. Things happened and something in his genetics clicked, so now his Giant form was growing. It was slow, but slow was alright when otherwise it would be far more painful for him. It also meant that something he shifted up without meaning to, not being used to it. I thought it was kind of cute, he was always careful around me, even in his sleep. So
Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!Participate in our Art Exchange Meme! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day!As some of you may know, deviantART will be celebrating our 12th birthday on August 7, 2012 — a mere two weeks away! While we're busily building surprises and creating community-centered activities, we wanted to give you a little sneak peak into what we’ve got planned for the big day. First and foremost...Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We’re bringing back Free Premium Membership Day!
Our first ever Free Premium Membership Day last January was a huge success, and to this day, we’ve heard pleas to have this event happen once again. Prepare to have your dreams come true!
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Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
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Halloween Fright FestHalloween Fright Fest in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Scare Your Bad Luck Away!
Goblins and ghouls are running amuck, the graveyards are coming to life, and surprises are hiding in every corner which can only mean one thing — it's Halloween time! You may have seen a black cat strutting across your screen or a deviation shattering like a mirror before your very eyes. Not to fear! Your luck is about to change. With Halloween-themed articles, new contests and winners galore, and free shipping on all Prints and deviantART Gear orders, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!
Demonology >>Dante's Inferno >><
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales' in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
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New Story TrailerEDIT: English version of the new story trailer added into our journal. Don't get scared the dude's voice in the beginning, he's not going to talk during the trailer. (You can skip to 0:18 if wanted)New Story Trailer in Personal More Like This
If you are excited about Rising, this new video will hype you up for sure. We get to see Sunny, more Raiden vs Sam, the Desperato forces as well as maybe little hints of what makes Raiden to regress himself back to the Jack the Ripper time.
Video added into our journal:
DLC outfits: Gray Fox, MGS4 Raiden, red ect.Beside the Mariachi uniform, Raiden will have other outfits in Rising. I think you all are aware of Gray Fox's skin, but there's more: MGS4 Raiden (personal aah yeah!), red Raiden, green Raiden and white Raiden.DLC outfits: Gray Fox, MGS4 Raiden, red ect. in Personal More Like This
Watch the video of the DLC outfits from our blog.
Unfortunately it looks like the MGS2 Raiden skin that was rumored to be in the game didn't make it, at least not for the releasing date. Fingers crossed that it would come available later, though!
Game play videos: Sombreros, Boxes and The RayPlatinum games and Konami held three days lasting event of Rising in Los Angeles. Two new game play videos were revealed, including Raiden vs Metal Gear Ray battle. Those who wished to play as "Sombrero Raiden", your prayers have been heard; Raiden will have Mariachi uniform available in customization.Game play videos: Sombreros, Boxes and The Ray in Personal More Like This
Watch the videos from our blog.
Demo hitting PSN store on JanuaryEDIT: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be getting a PS3 and Xbox 360 demo in all regions from January, Konami has announced.Demo hitting PSN store on January in Personal More Like This
People who purchased the Zone of the Enders HD Collection have already been able to try out the demo for Metal Gear Rising, but for those who don’t there will be the option to download it from the PSN store. In Japan the demo will arrive on December 13.
The demo will be the same we have seen in the videos so far, starting from the VR-training and ending after the battle with LQ-84i.
When Metal Gear fans from the west will be able to dive into the demo remains still to be seen, but it seems likely it will come to PSN stores of other regions as well.
"Easy Assist Mode" + game play videoPlatinum Games revealed in Kotaku's interview that "Easy Assist Mode" will be added to Rising. The Easy Assist Mode makes parrying and counter attacking semi-automatic."Easy Assist Mode" + game play video in Personal More Like This
The team was worried that the players who aren't used to play action games might get frustrated with more difficult enemies and thus loose the joy in gaming - eventually perhaps abandoning Rising completely.
Easy Assist Mode will be on when you play the game as Easy.
Read the whole article at Kotaku.com
And there's yet another video for our joy.
yeah please (rant) this is a rant kkyeah please (rant) in Personal More Like This
on my page or in a note to me
-beg for art
-Advertise yourself/contests ( i have a group just for advertising yourself, do it there!)
-ask me to look at your art/page/whatever
100% of the hidden comments on my profile recently are those types of comments... I'm getting really tired of these things to the points where i'm hiding them or deleting the notes. I don't WANT to do this, but it's driving me insane. Some ppl can tolerate these things but I don't. I find it extremely disrespectful. I'm writing this journal because recently there have been sosososo many of these types of comments and notes
I don't do requests. I had to block someone today because they constantly ask me for free art. If you want free art wait for a giveaway since I hold these very often when i have nothing to draw.
I don't have time to enter your contest, and if y
SOSOSOSO MANY SNACKSMy mom came home and nowSOSOSOSO MANY SNACKS in Personal More Like This
greek yoghurt (on sale because it was expired but i think it tastes ok... I'll update this if i get sick 8D)
Ice cream bars
Ice cream x2 tubs
Bootleg pizza pops
Frozen TV dinners
Frozen french fries
..... and other stuff i cant remember 8D
DONT YOU JUST LOVE IT WHEN
ALL OF A SUDDEN
YOU ACTUALLY HAVE FOOD
in your house
I FORGOT HOW THIS FELT LIKE
I'VE BEEN SNACK-LESS FOR SO LONG
ok sorry, i was just excited, I'll go work on artsu now :iconmingsaluteplz:
Farewell contest [CLOSED]Farewell contest [CLOSED] in Personal More Like This
THE ENTRIES ARE CURRENTLY BEING JUDGED
Due to the lack of actual qualifying entries, the contest will be extended until august 10th. REMEMBER TO READ THE RULES. Remember if option 1 entries doesn't look like it was made in MS paint or similar programs you will be disqualified, and it must be 100% drawn by you.
The third place prize has also been removed due to the lack of participants
Edit: READ the ENTIRE thing before you ask a question. I'm not going to answer any questions that has an answer in this journal.
Aaaaaaaaaaaas you all know by now
I'm going to be going on vacation next week for a month and Im going to hold another contest during the time that I will be gone
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE THING
3 Month Premium membership
1 Free request from me
A coupon for 50% off one of my commissions (non-tradeable)
A special journal feature of the
weird things you do ( e u e )/I....weird things you do ( e u e )/ in Personal More Like This
-brush my teeth in the shower * O *
-dress in really girly clothes on some days and in boys' clothes on others
-like to lick the flavoring powder off of chips or other snacks before eating them eue
-am afraid of fish (so i don't eat it) 8D
-pace a lot . n .
i thought this topic would be something fun to think about * O *
omg what (+ a confession)oh my glob thank you :iconrainbownote: for the FC T u Tomg what (+ a confession) in Personal More Like This
(i dunno how these things work)
Also I want to thank everyone for the huge amount of support recently /cries
I want to tell you why my style changed so suddenly
I've been almost always BSing my artwork since March
By that, I mean I gave almost no effort to make my drawings appeal to others (with the exception of a few pieces)
I did simple chibis with cell shading because I honestly had no inspiration back then so I did simple stuff that honestly was too easy (I wanted something easy, I was lazy as well) for me to make any improvement. I started drawing in a popular style because i had no idea what to do with my artwork anymore (plus it was easy and didnt take up much of my time)
I also had many other things to think about so my focus on art was only about 50%
But recently my inspiration has come back, and I will continue to draw in a style that I like, and not what is pop