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SYAC's website is now compatible with flattr.com, a microdonation support site. With flattr you can add money to an account, then by simply clicking on the flattr button located on a page you donate a tiny portion of money to the things you like. The point is to encourage supporting the things you enjoy, even if it's only in pennies a day.
The green flattr button is located directly to the right of the descriptions on the SYAC website. http://syacartoonist.com/
Nerd Girls: Nothing to Prove
So this music video has been circulating the web recently about the whole stupid "nerd girls" problem and I think it's pretty cool. Some of the more famous people in the video include Kelly Sue Deconnick, Amy Berg, John Scalzi, Josh A. Cagan, Adam Savage, Paul & Storm, Wil Wheaton, and Marian Call.
COD Death Threats and The Vocal Minority
Recently Treyarch design director David Vonderhaaf tweeted about a patch to Call of Duty: Blac
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed. in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
Texas Abortion Bill FilibusterIn case you live outside the USA and haven't heard of this yet, Texas was preparing to vote on a radical bill that would effectively outlaw abortions within their boarders. Senator Wendy Davis came in early in the morning with the expressed intent of filibustering: The goal being to delay the critical vote.Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster in Personal More Like This
Wendy Davis talked for 11 hours straight. No food. No drinks. No bathroom breaks. She couldn't even pause for a moment to take a sip of water or else she'd give up the floor and the vote could get underway. 11 hours straight she talked and just before the midnight cutoff she was interrupted, and the vote began... only to become absolute pandemonium as the crowd watching protested the interruption.
The GOP insists that the vote carried and passed, while the Democrats insist that they were still taking votes after the midnight cutoff thanks to the chaos that ensued. This is going to be one of those instances where the GOP are gonna try to lie and shove their way through our diplomatic
The Echo chamber dilemmaThe promise of the Internet was that unlimited information and experiences would draw us together. But instead it seems to have driven us apart.The Echo chamber dilemma in Personal More Like This
For years I've observed this behavior but haven't been able to vocalize it correctly. Originally I called the behavior of collective opinions as "the hive mentality" of the Internet. But that wasn't exactly right and I often got called out on it. The most prominent example was when I made a comic about a guy disagreeing with opinions and being shouted at till he remained quiet, eventually fading into the background with everyone else. The consensus of that comic was that if you disagree with someone you aren't bullied into not speaking, but instead are free to go someplace else where people who do agree with you exist. And you know what? That wasn't what i was trying to convey, but is sadly true. The Internet is not a hive mind. It's many tiny pocket echo chambers of mutual agreements.
And this is becoming a growing problem, I think, because n
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1 Damsels in DistressTropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1 in Personal More Like This
Anita Sarkeesian's first video in the much ballyhooed Tropes Vs Women in Video Games has finally been released. The verdict? Acceptable. There's really nothing that offensive in the video at all, as it's mostly just a history of the "Damsels in Distress" trope and how it's used in video games. It's fact based and fairly interesting to watch.
The only two criticisms I have are as follows:
1. As someone who's done a LOT of research into the making of Donkey Kong (primarily for the short Flossed In Time storyline that I illustrated for Brent and Dan http://www.brentalflossthecomic.com/fit/?id=1 ), I can say without question that her info about how Popeye came to be turned into Donkey Kong is wrong.
Donkey Kong came about because Nintendo of America's president Minoru Arakawa placed a large order for Radar Scope, a popular Japanese game). By the time the game arrived in New York, months had passed and in
My Thoughts On #GamerGateLast night I said something incredibly stupid on twitter about GamerGate. You see, someone had decided to send child pornography pictures to Anita Sarkeesian through twitter, and I made a comment equating the act to GamerGate sympathizers. That was incredibly wrong of me to do and it was quickly pointed out to me how wrong it really was. I rightly apologized and then something happened that I’ve never had happen to me in my 10 years of being on the internet... people didn’t dwell on my mistake and actually started to provide me with lots of helpful information about GamerGate! That really took me by surprise since I am so use to having every slip-up and mistake held against me forever. It was enough to make me realize that perhaps I have been wrong about the GamerGate movement being created to silence women in gaming.My Thoughts On #GamerGate in Personal More Like This
And that’s why I’m going to apologize for the last couple of journals here on DA too. All last month it has been absolutely ter
American Internet Censorship Bill Part 2Yesterday I posted a journal about my thoughts on the American Internet Censorship Bill that was being voted on by the House of Representatives. Within minutes of me posting I found out that the bill was defeated by a majority vote (though a very close one). So for now our precious internet is free once again, but it also raises an entirely different discussion...American Internet Censorship Bill Part 2 in Personal More Like This
A lot of the comments I saw on the various websites I went to dealt with upholding the true definition of "freedom" on the internet. It was quite apparent that a lot of people who were upset at the idea of internet censorship were more or less concerned that they might have to be held responsible for their bad behavior online.
See, we all participate in illegal activity online. If you've ever downloaded a movie, or used a torrent, or uploaded images that weren't your own, or played an emulated NES game, or even uploaded video clips from a TV show to YouTube... you're technically participating in illegal activity.
Texas Again, Davis Gone?, and DOMAAbortion Bill AgainTexas Again, Davis Gone?, and DOMA in Personal More Like This
Remember how awesome it was that Wendy Davis was able to filibuster her way through not getting a potentially damaging abortion bill from passing? Remember how the bill was DOA by the end of the night? Yeah... that's not happening now. Texas governor Rick Perry is calling for a second special hearing to be held on July 1st and is saying "Even the woman who filibustered in the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."
Wow... what an A-hole. Maybe it's because she was born into difficult circumstances that she's able to see things not in such stark black and white contrasts and sees how damaging this bill will be. Perry went on to say "it's lawmakers' duty to prevent abortions, regardless of the conditions into which a child may be bor
Not ALL BlankI started seeing the “not all ___” retort when it came to feminism. The response was “not ALL men,” usually as an argument to derail any discussion about how badly women are generally treated by the male gender. Since then, the phrase has started to apply to pretty much ANY sub culture/group. “Not ALL Bronies,” “Not ALL gamers,” “Not ALL comic artists” etc, etc. And most recently I saw it when I stated that I didn’t like 4chan because of how vile and vitriolic the website generally is. “Not ALL 4channers” is the gist of the argument. And I think this nonsense needs to stop.Not ALL Blank in Personal More Like This
OF COURSE we know that “not all ____” is true. I don’t know anyone who actually believes that ALL men, ALL gamers, ALL 4channers, ALL bronies, etc are evil or bad. But guys... all those things have a reputation, and if that reputation is generally negative then you need to step up and correct it. And to
American Internet Censorship BillA lot of people want me to talk about this to help bring awareness to what's going on. Apparently there's a potential bill that's going to be voted on in the Senate that would allow companies to "blacklist" websites in America if content is found to be stolen or pirated.American Internet Censorship Bill in Personal More Like This
From what I understand it's pretty broad in it's definition (which is never a good sign for success) and under the new bill if a company simply filed a report, even if there's no evidence or proof, the offending website would be blocked by internet service providers by law. This is a grossly oversimplified explanation, of course, and you can read more about it here: http://americancensorship.org/
This has a lot of people really scared that their favorite websites, such as DA or YouTube, might get blocked.
Honestly I don't have any faith that this bill will pass. And even if it did, the moment it gets brought up before the supreme court it'll be decided that it's against the first amendment on free speech and be disband
The Derpy Issue Part 2It's come to my attention that Hasbro has, indeed, changed Derpy. In the iTunes version of "the Last Roundup" where she finally talks and Rainbowdash says her name, Derpy no longer has "derpy" eyes (although they do seem to occasionally be crossed), has a different voice actress, and Rainbowdash doesn't say her name. If you want to see the clip you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=X2CRjPO73Dg#!The Derpy Issue Part 2 in Personal More Like This
Sadly I can't get behind the bronies on this one. You guys screwed it up for the rest of us and I have no sympathy for your plight. Hasbro is entirely justified in their position as a corporation to protect their properties from perceive negative perceptions, and that would never have happened if we as a community hadn't thrown such a tantrum over a non issue.
You see, a couple months ago a few fans saw something "suspicious" and made a big deal over it without doing any research. Soon, the entire internet was throwing a big crybaby hissy fit over exaggerat
Re watching TFA1...so uh...I'm bored and a huge procrastinator and stuffRe watching TFA1 in Personal More Like This
So I was watching the last episode if TFA with my on of my bffs the other day and after two days of crying my eyes out and hugging my TFAScream toy I decided to re watch the entire series since it's been really long since I watched the entire thing and stuff OwO
And um let's make a little journal with my ramblings/random thoughts while re watching...similar to this journal http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/The-Stunti-Con-Job-lt-spoilers-gt-282922131 with screenshots n' stuff...lot's of screenshots...like...there are a lot of screenshots here
Also uhh...warning for lot's of shipping rambling and...of course ...Starscream fangirling
Transform and Roll Out parts 1-3
Oh hai there G1Megatron :iconlarryplz:
And hai there Skywarp and Thundercracker...hm... hey what if...like...in TFA Skywarp and Thundercracker weren't originally clones, they were like, ordinary seekers and Starscream's trinemates...and then they died
Re watching TFA2Well since people seemed to like this journal okay I guess I'll do more of these 8DRe watching TFA2 in Personal More Like This
though um...these screenshots are all on photobucket and sometimes that site decides to apparently make it impossible to see the pictures...but idk if that happens just wait a bit it should get fixed after a while I think...maybe...perhaps...
And so we have the next three episodes, starting with:
Home is Where the Spark is
We are men, we're men in tights~
Idk I find this guy funny XD
Uh Optimus...I think there's something wrong with your hand... I mean it's shooting out lightning and stuff...
You're taking a walk through your local park, see this, what do? XD
:icontfaprowlplz::iconsaysplzhhh! Soon to be murder! Cool!
And a...blushing cat? :iconlolwhutplz:
Optimus you're smiling so...stupidly XD XD ...and Ratchet is uh...planning to kill something 8|
Re watching TFA6This time again~ :iconhappytimeplz:Re watching TFA6 in Personal More Like This
(parts 1-5: http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/Re-watching-TFA1-294716719 http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/Re-watching-TFA2-295520924 http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/Re-watching-TFA3-296267050 http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/Re-watching-TFA4-298167458 http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/Re-watching-TFA5-302515166)
And now we have one of my absolute favorite episodes: Megatron Rising (parts 1 and 2):
And this is what a robot zombie would look like...right 8C
Megatron is not impressed with your goggles
Anyway~ time for one of my favorite TFA scenes~
You are adorable~
And an idiot XD
what are you looking at anyw...
Now you two play nice
That's it, kiss and make u...
Dammit Blitzwing that's not being nice B|
Ooh~ what's this? Suddenly some sexyfine heels appear on screen~
And this~ :iconimsrspervplz:
Oh, Hi you :iconlarryplz:...I wasn't looking
Contest WINNERS!8D HNNG So many epic entries! and I got some more points to give out YAY.Contest WINNERS! in Personal More Like This
1st place winner!
THIS Is just AMAZING! This tells so much more than just action, it tells us about what the characters are like, and you did a amazing observation of my characters to be able to pull this off. Atom is a rascal and he is a badboy which ive tried to draw him as, and this just hit the nail so perfectly xD I can feel the frustration of the other characters trying hard to get that apple while Atom just grabs one not bothering to help haha! Totally deserved the first place! xD And also the characters showing diffrent feelings is amazing! 8D congtats winner of 3000
2nd place winner!
SDFSD Such a creative amazing idea! xD I love the idea behind this one! And that they are ending up scaring the "scariest" character of them all haha! Brilliant! And I love the idea of using Sokkens jellyfisht
Why Are You Atheists So Angry?I often see how religous people say that atheists dont have morals, hate their lives, arent happy, are always angry and disrespectful etc.. Ive even heard some say that Atheists die faster because they dont believe or have faith.Why Are You Atheists So Angry? in Personal More Like This
And I finally found one woman who explains this very well. So I think this is a video many should see even if your not an atheist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUI_ML1qkQE&feature=share
I do get angry for some of the things she doesnt metion to, but she sums up most of it.
Not only do I agree with her, but im SHOCKED to hear half of the things that made her angry, because they are HORRIBLE and I dont see how anyone could ignore them.
Oh and just incase many of you thought I was religious, im not xD Ive got no problem with you being it, just dont try to shove it on me. 8D and guess what, Im a really happy and positive person even If I dont believe or have faith. I dont think I could be happier. Maybe If I had some delicous homemade pizza lD~
Commission journal Click to view prices!Commission journal in Personal More Like This
Before you order, please read!
Please include your dA name in the paypal you send.
First come first serve.
Read all the text in the price journal.
Do no order anything if you cannot pay right away.
Price varies from design complexity, so show me design before you order anything.
3 Character auctions! ClosedRules3 Character auctions! Closed in Personal More Like This
- I only take paypal! (bidding is in real money)
- Do not bid if you cannot pay right away.
- Do not bid if you will not use.
- When you have bought it you can change it the way you want.
- Highest bidder wins the design.
- You are also allowed to use the art ive made of the character you buy for personal use.
- The bid stops when its been over 5 hours since last bid on that character.
- Inlucde the name of the character when bidding on them.
Bid starts on 1$ on each of them
- Keep track on what the highest bid is in the comments under. ( I wont be able to update while sleeping )
Hood reselling, last bidder didnt pay
Winner: 27$ SquirrelJay PAID
Winner: 16$ callieway PAID
Winner: 6$ callieway PAID
Commission PricelistDisclaimerCommission Pricelist in Personal More Like This
Please be patient, and do not ask me to hurry with your commission, I work in my own speed, and it usually turns out way better when I do it not being stressed
I can decline a commission and refund at any point
You can NOT resell art you buy from me in any way.
copyrights and ownership of the drawing remains to me.
You can resell character designs you buy from me
You can not sell any art Ive done for you of that character in the price.
Any art I create, I have the right to use.
Do not send money before you know ive accepted your commission.
USD currency! this is extremely important.
I take Paypal
I do no longer take Points, sorry!
INCLUDE your dA name in the paypal.
I draw mostly anything
Discovery: What Would Have HappenedMy cancellation announcement is here.Discovery: What Would Have Happened in Personal More Like This
When I canned Chess Piece years ago, I decided to expose what I had planned to do for the future of the comic for those curious. The same rule applies to Discovery because I always figured if I have a story built from start to finish and I ain't going to do it anymore, I might as well tell the public.
That said, I was way more organized with Discovery than I ever was with Chess Piece; largely because it wasn't as overambitious, so I have a better and rougher estimate on what events would have occurred in what issues. Baring that in mind, the following is more or less how it would have went down.
#12 and #13: Within/Emotion
AKA The Perceptor Story.
This would have been a two-parter. Issue #12's script has been finalized and #13 has been writte
TF Prime "Orion Pax: Part 1" ReviewWell, the Season Two premiere finally aired. After months of agitation wondering if the episode would be any good, that can now be laid to rest or something equally as dramatic. Unfortunately, I got the rest of the season to change my mind and prove this damn show has the guts to be something truly awesome. For now, I can settle for "pretty darn good" which "Orion Pax: Part 1" is.TF Prime "Orion Pax: Part 1" Review in Personal More Like This
Writing a synopsis/'recap of a previous episode seems pointless because I suspect the people who read this already follow the show, but for the ones who didn't catch the memo out there: Unicron wakes up to kick butt, Optimus uses the Matrix of the Leadership to send him packing, but ends up with a severe case of memory loss in the process. Sort of. He reverts to an earlier memory bank, back to his humble librarian days as young Orion Pax. The only bot he remembers is his ol' lover buddy, Megatronus. Megatron puts on his best lecherous fac
TF: Prime Third Annual Derp Awards (Part 1: BEST!)It's that time again.TF: Prime Third Annual Derp Awards (Part 1: BEST!) in Personal More Like This
To get our rabies shot?
To make the FOX censors cry?
Noooo, it's the annual TFP Season Three Good/Bad DERP Awards. This article is a fun, fruitless time waster where I look back at the seasons and point out the highs and lows of the past season. It's also a nice abridged article for those who can't bother to shift through my waste of texts analyzing individual episodes. With Rescue Bot Season Two still months away, it's only TFP Season Three. So let's dive in and see which ones I consider cream of the crop or just plain creamy crap.
Check out Season One's TF Derp Awards here, Season Two's TF Derp BEST Awards Part 1,
In Two Words - What would you tell a younger you?Recently we asked "If you could tell your younger self something in two words - what would you say? Some of you broke the rules and used more But those that didn't have been collaborated here to make an awesome letter! EnjoyIn Two Words - What would you tell a younger you? in Personal More Like This
To A Younger Me:
Calm down, you're lovely. Get Stronger and Hold On. It Gets Worse.
Give Up. Shut Up. Be Kind.
Trust me, don't fall. Beware Kevin, get away.
Walk Away. You're fantastic.
Wise Up. Be You. You're Bipolar. Animal Instincts. Calm Yerself. Fucking Butch.
Live. Love. Do It. Stock Paper. Good Job.
You Can stay strong, someone awaits. Be confident. Write more.
Lazy = bad Fuck's sake!
Stop panicking. They're stupid. Just smile. Stop it. Keep cool. Don't suck. So stupid.
Stop procrastinating. College sucks. Be individual. Relax goddammit. Keep Writing. Don't Change.
Pessimist Forever. Fucking Moron. Sup Sexy. Keep dreaming.
Shit happens. Love yourself. Ignore haters.
Let Loose. Enjoy life.
K e e p B e l i e v i n g
Transformers OC Collaboration Now With MatchupsTake a look at TommyGK’s past two massive (and frankly impressive) collaboration projects:Transformers OC Collaboration Now With Matchups in Deviant Events More Like This
Inspirational, no? Okay so, this isn't fanficcy, but it is something I've always wanted to do--for Transformers. But we all know how the Transformers fandom loves their OCs. So that’s what we’re going to do! Transformers from any continuity are welcome!
But I don’t want just an image of characters standing around. Transformers needs excitement. It needs violence. :iconmegatronyesplz: So! If you’re interested, post:
The name of your OC, and a picture if you have one.
What continuity they hail from
How you can best contribute artistically--line art, colors, etc.
I'll make a list of every participant and pair you off. The two partners will work together to create a match-off between their Autobots, Decep
My Original Species Contest! WINNERS!*Blows a tremendous fanfare*My Original Species Contest! WINNERS! in Personal More Like This
After a long month, the contest is now at an end. I would like to thank everyone who participated, and everything worked out so nice that nothing would make me hesitate from holding a contest in the future :3
Keep in mind that everything you see in the contest folder SHOULD be an open species, the same goes for the winning species. So remember if you see anything you like, please go to the reference sheet, make your own and I will happily put it in the personal OC/featured/favourites/misc folder, whatever you want!
The poll has been closed at 9:49pm SEAT (lol south eastern australian time), and here are the winners
With 16 votes is Mousu's Muuri species! - The species will be showcased in the featured folder, AND they will be taking home 100 points from myself.
With 19 votes is another super cool species, the Croco by Mousu! She definitely had more than one stand out design that made it into the second round, a
Thanksgiving Note Project 2011... begins now!Thanksgiving Note Project 2011 in Personal More Like This
For the past three years, "some guy" by the username of wreckling has organised the Thanksgiving Note Project. It has steadily gained more participation as the years go along, and last year there were over 200 participants.
What is this?
It's simple! It's a project organised on the occasion of Thanksgiving. Is there anything you feel thankful for? All you have to do is send me a note and tell me what you are thankful for. It can be a single word, a line, a paragraph... you can be thankful about a small thing or a big thing... all of it counts. Anybody can participate. You don't have to be in the States and you don't have to celebrate Thanksgiving in your country.
What should my note look like?
Here's an example of what your note should look like.
When can I send my note?
Anytime between now
2013 Christmas Project - CLOSED!!! 100/100 PLACES TAKEN2013 Christmas Project - CLOSED!!! in Personal More Like This
I will now also, if you and your friend are in this, take joint poses, like piggy backing or couple poses or skipping or anything you want c: Again, you either both need to have signed up for this, or you've gifted their character into this, you cannot have two of your own characters in this.
CONTINUE WITH CRAYONS.
Okay, so you can now request something festive (like a santa hat) to go on your character X3 Those who have already signed up can also have a festive accessory, just comment and let me know c:
I realized I never really mentioned this, ssoooo...
You may suggest one of your friends character's as a gift to them if you wish c: Just note that I will take your username down so they know who requested it for them.
So to recap: You may submit ONE of your own characters, and they can be a human if you want, they just are preferable to animal characters. You may also subm
What are your Literature Suggestions for dA?Latest NewsWhat are your Literature Suggestions for dA? in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone. The purpose of this journal is to gather suggestions from the members of this website on how the literature section could be improved. Let's compile a list of things that we all think would help improve literature on Deviantart.
No matter how small the idea or suggestion, POST IT. I will add it to this journal for everyone to see.
-Stacked deviations for chapters. Have it so comments can be separate for each chapter.
-Have better protection for our text. I know it's pretty much impossible to completely protect, but I've seen websites where if you copy text from their page and paste it elsewhere, they had hidden sentences from the copy that state where the text is from. It's almost nothing, but it does force more effort onto people to edit them out. (Plus they may not notice it right away. Sneaky sneaky )
-Shorter lines! The lines are seriously waaaaaaay too long. They need to be shorter so we don't