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
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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
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 Enduring Enigma of CollageFebruary 21, 2013/by techgnoticThe Enduring Enigma of Collage in Art Features More Like This
Collage is one of those art forms that immediately sets off heated debate about our most fundamental ideas and visceral feelings about the very essence of art itself.
Turn of the century troublemakers Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso began enhancing their paintings with glued on bits of cut out fabric and other materials, thus neatly blurring the line between the art categories of painting and sculpture. They shifted the emphasis or “meaning” of their painted images beyond an attempted interpretation of the painted “text” to thinking about the artists’ “process” – something wholly separate from the paintings themselves.
And with that a whole new Rubic’s Cube of basic questio
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The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream in Art Features More Like This
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Trekking at Sunset
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Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleThe Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White People in Art Features More Like This
The Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Finding Ferguson by Nikkolas Smith
Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”
— Sam White, Dear White People
The Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”
Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
Legacy of The LensMar 22, 2013by techgnoticLegacy of The Lens in Art Features More Like This
A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
WatercolorWatch depthRADIUSWatercolor in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med
Happy New Year!I know I say this just about any chance I get, but I really mean this.Happy New Year! in Personal More Like This
:iconmossstar02: and :iconartlover4life: You guys, we made it another year derping and laughing along the way.
You both know I can't really stand being mooshy, but I think it needs to be said that I really am insanely happy to have you two in my life.
You have no clue how much I look forward to our little meet ups and just plain hanging out and goofing around.
We've all been through a hell of a lot, and for some reason you both stayed in my life. Idk why you did but I am so happy that you did.
I didn't plan on saying this, but with the new year now and the pure happiness that I hold to have you guys in my life, I just want you two to know that I appreciate you so much that I find myself tearing up before I fall asleep a couple nights out of the week because I am so happy to have such insanely amazing people in my life, seriously. ...............Ew. CAN YOU TELL I CAN'T HANDLE MOOSHY SHIT?
UPDATES! (Upotato!):iconrainbow-yplz::iconrainbow-oplz:UPDATES! (Upotato!) in Personal More Like This
ART COMMISSIONS - ARE OPEN!
Both digital and painting, they're open! Paintings take a lot longer to do, but they're still open. Digital art is totally open though, I welcome it! If you have something specific in mind that you're not sure how much it will cost, just throw a description of what you want at me & I'll tell you how much. ♥
ANIME CONVENTIONS/FAKE LALAS!
I said it in the video down below, but to sum it up: Some people are saying that they plan to meet with me at a convention that I don't even attend/live near. I only attend A-kon and Anime Fest in Texas. These "Lalasosus" that you are going to "meet" at some random convention are not me, I'm sorry! D: I don't really have any way to stop these people, so please don't let yourself get fooled by them. I don't want to hear more hear
HAPPY BIRTHFART:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:HAPPY BIRTHFART in Personal More Like This
IT'S MIDNIGHT. YA KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT'S :iconartlover4life:'S BIRTHDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHFART TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHWART TOOO YOUU
HAPPY BIRTHDART DEAR :iconartlover4life:
HAPPY BIRTHSHART TO YOU!
It's official! (Updates)It's official, I'm going to A-kon! http://www.a-kon.com/It's official! (Updates) in Personal More Like This
I'm excited to see my friends again! I'll be going from May 31st - June 2nd. I'm going to stay in a hotel a few blocks away from the con with :iconmossstar02::iconartlover4life:&:iconmarsinsane: (So, if we are missing from the con scene, we're probably voyaging a few blocks away. xD)
This time I am bringing my good camera. I want to push myself to film a cosplay showcase for awesome cosplayers at the con. The only reason I didn't do it last year was 1- I was afraid of bothering people. 2- I don't want my camera stolen. But now, I'll just carry the heavy thing around with me if I have to. I want to enjoy filming others and letting them show off their hard work! I also plan to do photoshoots of my friends in their new cosplays, but since A-kon is in a new location, we'll probably end up scouting around for some scenery to have as the background. Anyways..
As for what I'm cosplaying each day, I'm not sure yet. I have one new cosplay
Art Commissions, Afest, Opening Mail vids.Yo.Art Commissions, Afest, Opening Mail vids. in Personal More Like This
Here's the AnimeFest/opening mail vids before I type a buncha hoopla all up on this journal:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8NF8gUToXE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtgE8iXSj0U
Photos and extra video clips are posted here: http://lalasosu2.tumblr.com/
My video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y48JfhuZcQ&lc=HnBjM83KgnPMdP7CNyHyVBXVbY2sYtDz7qPd6ytsJKI&feature=inbox
OK SO.. AnimeFest...
We only got to go on Saturday, as Tucker, Sam & Danny from Danny Phantom. But after hanging out with everyone & having such a fun time (& running around buying things like MAD) We wanted to try and come back on Sunday, but we obviously couldn't. We didn't ice skate at all either. I was really looking forward to it too! TDT Even after meeting a lot of new and old friends, we still didn't get to meet up w
Updates and TaggedUpdates: I've avoided updates for a long time.. prepare for a long one. LOLUpdates and Tagged in Personal More Like This
Wow.. :iconstrikesolo1: has given me a year of Premium Membership. My gosh... I feel super spoiled right now. THANK YOU! TTTDTTT
Videos - A few of you have noticed, we don't post videos as much anymore. Well, recently we posted two CMVs that we were so happy to accomplish with others. But we haven't done fun skits in a long time. Half of the reason we don't get much filmed anymore is because we hardly cosplay together anymore. We used to cosplay every weekend together, or at least hang out together. Now it's like.. no one has time anymore. Trying to schedule between working, school, family matters, etc.. It's hard. And it's sad, but I really hope we can still get together to do stupid things at least once in a while. It's just been hard. Sometime soon, I'm hoping we can open all of the awesome mail we've received. We haven't forgotten! We're just waiting for the right time when we're all free.
EDIT AGAIN: Fake Lalasosu/PO BOX CLOSING/CMV*I wanted to post this here because I have no other way to communicate with the person that made the Lalasosu account on Instagram.*EDIT AGAIN: Fake Lalasosu/PO BOX CLOSING/CMV in Personal More Like This
For those who follow my tumblr or saw on Facebook: Thank you guys for standing up for me, I had no clue how to make an account to talk to that person, otherwise I would have talked to them myself. I really appreciate your help! They took everything down (I think) and posted that they are not me.
--If you ARE that person, thank you & I'm NOT mad at you! You can continue doing what you like, just please make sure you have a disclaimer that you are not me next time! People get confused & I don't want any trouble! xD Thank you for liking my photos enough to want to post them on Instagram.
I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people. in Personal More Like This
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
Hey.. I have something to say..---------------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg_3jU8Jxm4&list=UUIMXUz-vD44lrk_c4q9cAZA&index=0&featurelcpHey.. I have something to say.. in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryFIRST OFF, I want to tell you guys something, because it is super important for you to understand this.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
When you guys come up to us at conventions and start shaking or crying and explaining, "how much we've done for you" with our weird videos and weird selves, don't you everrr feel like you are wasting our time and you should never ever feel the need to apologize to us for telling us your very personal stories or for crying, or anything! You are never wasting our time, and when you take a moment to talk to us about such personal things that happened in your life, we are honored & it reminds us that we do these silly things not for our own amusement, but for you as well. I say it all the time but you guys keep us going, and I mean it. When you tell us these things, I can't help but want to just take you over to a less crowded area and hug you and cry with you. I'm telling you all of this because I want you all to know that expressing yourself
((The troll. XD (yaoi haters, don't read)I meant to write this journal sooner. Anyway, does anyone know Germany's song, "Ich Liebe..."? That means "I love..." in case you didn't know. When I saw the name I HONESTLY thought it was about everything he loves. I'm not lying. I seriously thought that. I love dogs, I love being organized, I love being in top shape. Things like that, you know? I knew it wouldn't be a love song about Italy. I thought he would say his name at the very end (my inner gerita fangirl thought that) but I didn't think the whole song would be focus on him.((The troll. XD (yaoi haters, don't read) in Personal More Like This
The song is about cake. XD He loves baking cakes. That was SO amusing! What made it SO much more amusing is the comments in the YouTube video! People are sad and/or pissed that the song isn't about Italy! XD So funny! It was amusing reading the comments!
Hidekaz Himaruya COULD'VE called the song "I love cake." (in German) but he didn't! It's only called "Ich Liebe..." With a name like that, anyone could've thought it was a love song! Hidekaz Hima
German numbers in pokemon. Deino.German numbers in pokemon. in Personal More Like This
Deino! Zweilous! Hydreigon!
Prussia's bonding time. #17In the store.Prussia's bonding time. #17 in Personal More Like This
*pushing cart* ok, we gotta get diapers.
BTT: *went to the diapers* whoa!
Why are there 500 diapers!?
Lots of different sizes and brands.
Try the Huggies. I hear they hug a baby's bottom with lots of love and protection.
Ok. What size? Toddler or infant?
Marlene: *start whining*
Your daughter is getting irritable. How old is she?
Ugh. I don't know.
You don't know?
I've had a lot of beer between the time she was born and now. I don't know.
Well, does she look like a toddler or an infant?
She could be a small toddler. Or a big infant.
Ugh! *fill the cart with tons of diapers for toddlers and infant* lets ficking go and get baby milk! I don't wanna be here anymore!
You're getting irritable too.
((Prussia isn't the best at shopping.))
Vamp!Spain's bonding time. #2*sitting on floor by Angelo. Drinking from a blood bag*Vamp!Spain's bonding time. #2 in Personal More Like This
Angelo: *grab bag*
No, Angelo. This is mine. Let go.
Angelo: *tries to take it*
No. Let go. *tries to take it*
Angelo: *playing tug-of-war for it now*
Angelo, please let go. *bag ripped and blood got all over him* ah! Angelo!
Angelo: *start crying from being yelled at*
Sigh. *heard doorbell and went to open it* Hola?
Italy: ciao, spa- *saw the blood and immediately start running away screaming*
*confused* Huh? That was odd.
*interrogation room* I told you! My less than a year old son framed me! Why can't you understand that!? DX
Cops: *thinks his crazy*
((Italy called the cops on the bloody Spaniard. Poor Spain. It was just a big misunderstanding. Don't worry, Romano bailed him out......the next day for being a stupid bastard.))
Vamp!Spain's bonding time. #1Hola, Angelo. Are you hungry?Vamp!Spain's bonding time. #1 in Personal More Like This
Angelo: *in highchair. Happy baby sounds*
I thought so! Before I give you a bottle though, lets at least try some mushy food. It doesn't hurt to try new things. Well, sometimes. Anyway, I got some carrots. *grab spoon and open little jar* This smells yummy.
Angelo: *smells it and gets excited*
Ok, here's it comes! Open your little mouth wide! *making airplane noises while moving spoon to his mouth*
Angelo: *super excited for it*
*flew the spoon away from his mouth*
*runs around the kitchen while making airplane noises*
*grab another spoon as another airplane. Making shooting sounds*
Oh no, the engine been shot! Mayday! Mayday! We're going down! Tell my mama I love her! *threw spoon on floor then made an explosion sound*
Angelo: *start crying* DADA!!!!
Huh? Oh! Your food! I forgot! *quickly use the surviving airplane spoon to try the food*
((I couldn't think
The fick?http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XIydC1he26g&featurelppThe fick? in Personal More Like This
That face. I want to lick it. ((Say awesome if you remember that. XD))
fusososo! I bet Romano would look so cute doing that! X3
Fatal Frame.Fatal Frame. in Personal More Like This
Ok. Now I have to go in that room over there. *start slowly walking*
Ahhh, beside you!
There was a hand crawling on the floor beside you!
*look around* France, you're freaking crazy. There is no hand.
I swear I saw one!
You're just seeing things. I gotta get in that room now. *walk in room and start watching cutscene*
*popup. They scream bloody murder*
Can we sleep with you?
((That hand part was a true story. XD my sis was playing and she thought she saw a hand. I kept calling her crazy, lol. I'm not sure if that one in picture was the one she was playing though.))
Prussia's bonding time. #20Ugh. I can't believe west made me come to this stupid parenting school. *sat at table and angrily cross arms*Prussia's bonding time. #20 in Personal More Like This
Vampire!Spain: *sat next to him*
Spain? You're here too? *surprised*
Vampire!Spain: Si, amigo.
Awesome! You can help me cheat by doing all the work!
Vampire!Spain: Si! Hey, wait a minute-
Teacher: *giving out baby dolls* this is your baby. Take good care of it as if it's your own.
*look at his doll* ew! This is an ugly baby! There's nein way in hell this thing could EVER be mein own!
Look at this thing! It has an ugly face and its eyes stare into your soul! Is this Ivan's baby!? Ugh! I want to throw it out a freaking window!
*in the "Time Out" crib* ugh!
((Not even 30 minutes passed and Prussia is already in trouble. Vampire!Spain is our special guest during this but Prussia just thinks he's the normal Spain. After Prussia is done with school, Vampire!Spain will get his own bonding time moments. Yay.))
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Say what you will about Anita Sarkeesian, you gotta admit that people do take note of what she says for good or ill. In this piece of news, it's for the good.
As you might already know, in her latest video she outlined a simple "damsel frees herself" video game. Nothing too spectacular but it showcased how one can subvert the typical trope and make a strong female character out of it. While many were quick to criticize her for not making the game herself (given her kickstarter success), others took a more direct approach and actually made a game in 2 weeks.
The game is called "Sorry Mario Bros," and the plot is that Princess Peach decides to rescues herself by leaving Bowser's castle in world 8-4. You progress right to left through familiar, but slightly altered, original Mario Bros. worlds working your way backwards towards world 1-1. Along the way you can take detours and use Peach's float ability to reach hidden areas and collect "princess coins."
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
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
Trouble at DCDC is having a hard week. Aside from the baffling backlash against Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, two other incidents happened which has pissed off a LOT of people. Here's a quick summary of each.Trouble at DC in Personal More Like This
Harley Quinn Contest
In case you haven't heard yet, DC is holding a contest to hire fresh young artists to help work on the new Harley Quinn series. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151 This is fantastic news for a lot of artists, as "breaking in" to the big comic book companies can be extraordinarily difficult to do and this helps level the playing field. However, the way they've chosen to hold the contest is to have everyone submit 4 illustrations based on 4 separate scripts... all of which depict Harley Quinn as suicidal and trying to kill herself "comically."
Now first off, I get the fact that Harley Quinn is part of the "Suicide Squad," and that these illustrations are likely poking fun at that. However I feel that fact falls on it's face since the term "Suicide Squa
Lamar Smith is at it again.Lamar Smith, the creator of the two notorious SOPA and PIPA bills, just seems to want to censor everything. After SOPA and PIPA were suspended indefinitely after such overwhelmingly loud opposition from various websites and lawmakers, Lamar is trying to create ANOTHER bill which is almost as bad as the two previous ones combined.Lamar Smith is at it again. in Personal More Like This
This bill (which uses Child Pornography as it's cover) would effectively track every time you look at your bank statement or use a credit card online, and force IP service providers to record your credit card and billing statement info, along with your recent internet search histories, and store them in a "secure" place for 18 months. Anything which looked "suspicious" would immediately be flagged to allow the government to step in.
Since billing statements and online transactions are so common these days, this bill would, In effect, be monitoring everything everyone
Frozen WON? Best Animated Picture?I hate the Oscars for a variety of reasons, but last night we got more proof about how little respect and decision making actually goes into things. Frozen, as you might know by now, won “Best Animated Picture.” But what you may not know is that only some the people voting had actually SEEN the movie, or for that matter, ANY of the animated films listed in the Best Animated Picture category.Frozen WON? Best Animated Picture? in Personal More Like This
The Hollywood Reporter was able to get a few quotes from academy members who were voting for various categories (specifically best animated) and here are some of the results:
1. I have seen none of them. I have no interest whatsoever. That ended when I was 6. My son dragged me to a few when he was 6; I would seat him and go outside and make phone calls. My pick: I abstain.
2. I thought Frozen was amazing, and my personal favorite was Despicable Me 2, but I didn’t see all of the nominees, so I didn’t vote. My Pick: I abstained.
3. I don’t see much of a co
'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die.I wish I was joking, but another bout of sexual harassment against women creeped up this week (only days after the Might No. 9 fiasco). This time in the form of an indi video game a woman is trying to get green-lit to Steam. The game is about depression and is just suppose to help people understand what it’s like living with it, and for this “grievous” action she’s been the target of harassment campaigns. She’s received harassing phone calls, death threats, her personal information and addresses posted for everyone to see. She’s had to change her phone number to stop the harassment, and even pulled the game originally to try and calm this crap down.'Don't Feed the Trolls' needs to die. in Personal More Like This
Bravely, she’s decided to post it anyway and is trying desperately to showcase how awful, hurtful, and disgusting our gaming community can be when we stay silent.
You can “justify” your reasons for hating her. You can convince yourself that sending her harassment and hate messages is for
SMC, Duckula, and Minecraft Pocket, Mighty No 9Past couple journals have been a little heavy. Let’s look at some fun stuff!SMC, Duckula, and Minecraft Pocket, Mighty No 9 in Personal More Like This
Sailor Moon Crystal
While I like the more manga consistent character designs and animation... I just can’t help but fall back on the 90’s cartoon. It’s not just nostalgia talking either. The 90’s cartoon had much more personality and energy and conveyed emotions far better than the remake so far. Something tells me it’s gone take a whole ‘nother reboot before that mix of the old and the new finally gel into something truely awesome... kinda like the new Nickelodeon TMNT cartoon.
Don’t get me wrong, both the 90’s cartoon and the new version have its merits and you’re entirely free to enjoy whichever you like. Personally I just like the simpler more expressive designs of the 90’s, that’s all.
Speaking of 80’s, there’s going to be a new Danger Mouse cartoon soon. This announcemen
Tropes Vs Women: Damsel in Distress Part 3Today marks the 3rd installment of Anita Sarkeesian's "Tropes vs Women in Gaming" series about the Damsel in Distress trope. This time the topic is about approaching the flip side of the coin, games where there is a female protagonist in charge, and why they either fail or aren't enough to combat the reoccurrence of the "kidnap princess" gameplay mechanic.Tropes Vs Women: Damsel in Distress Part 3 in Personal More Like This
Once again... what the hell is everyone getting so angry about? She has a very valid point, AND she goes into detail about both why ironic subversions aren't beneficial to an overall goal of equality, AND offers suggestions on how to make a damsel in distress game work where the damsel is the protagonist you play as and isn't a hyper sexualized character.
All of this is basic gameplay creation 101 stuff, things anyone just starting to make games in the industry should be learning or trying to achieve, and the fact that more people AREN'T trying to fix things is part of the reason why Anita even needs to make videos like this in
Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video GameI hate talking about Anita Sarkeesian, but primarily because there’s such anger induced hatred of the woman herself that people tend to gloss over what she’s saying and ignore the bigger issue by nitpicking her to death. That’s very frustrating for me because whenever I talk about her videos or so much as refer to her by name, the response is almost magical. Saying Anita Sarkeesian on the internet is like a magical incantation to summon trolls.Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Game in Personal More Like This
It’s almost impossible to talk about the subject matter (which is the actual issue that needs to be discussed) without devolving into a venom spewing hate storm against the messenger (Anita). And remember, this is coming from someone who DOESN’T LIKE HER EITHER. Her views on “Sucker Punch” were so misjudged and ill informed that it’s almost comical. That being the case, I feel the need to preface this journal with some requests. Please for the love of god if you are going to respond to this journal
NOT DEAD I SWEARSONOT DEAD I SWEAR in Personal More Like This
nothing but school and guitar has been happening in my life. Nothing too interesting, I guess. I can't remember if I made a journal about Otakon yet. I guess I can do that now if I didn't and get to update thingies later.
So, on the first day, :iconbrightflower124: and I went as Kaworu and Shinji from Evangelion, and outside the photo-shoot area thing, wE SAW TODD HABERKORN IN A SUPERMAN SUIT. Not expecting that, but it was pretty funny. I was laughing so hard, I started to cry a little, actually. xD But yeah. Basically it, I guess.
As for the update, I'm getting another cosplay soon. It was supposed to be ordered around my birthday but we needed to get caught up on some bills, so I'm not getting it until next month or late this month. Not sure. I'm also going to Zenkaikon again. Since it was my first convention, even if it is more of a lesser known con, I don't want to miss it so OF COURSE I'M GONNA BE THERE
What I Learned From HumansI have learned a lot from staying away from people and watching what they do and how they react to a lot of things. Most of the time, people go with the flow and dumb stuff like that, go into new trends, make strangers their best friends. I, being not that kind of person, will stay away from people, watch them, rate their reactions to certain situations. Why do I do this? Because I hate humans in every way possible.What I Learned From Humans in Personal More Like This
I don't hate my friends or family or anything like that, I just hate how people react to simple things, how people don't react to major things. I hate how people don't think of the consequences, they just act.
I hate how people don't care for the people who need it the most.
Hello~Hello, I wanted to say hia c:Hello~ in Personal More Like This
This cutie named Rin.
Is super cute and amazing and I love her. c:
tagged #2What's your personality like? Breakdown by Super Juniortagged #2 in Personal More Like This
Which song will be played at your wedding? Circus Monster by Luki Megurine
If you were to become the Dictator of a small Eastern-European nation, benevolent dictator? Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder by Izaya Orihara
What are your aspirations? Hello Hello by SeeU
What goes through your head when you wake up? In The End by Linkin Park
I tag the world
POSSIBLE OTAKON 2013 PLANSSooooooooo....hi. *not dead*POSSIBLE OTAKON 2013 PLANS in Personal More Like This
Day #1: Izaya Orihara- Durarara!! *debut*
Day #2: Secret cosplay from Persona 4 *debut*
Day #3: Secret cosplay from Sword Art Online OOORRRR Third Uniform Yu Kanda- D. Gray-Man *either way, it's a debut*
PLEASE NOTICE THAT THIS IS BOUND TO CHANGE AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE.
**(The reason why I'm telling you the anime titles for the secret cosplays is so that people can guess, no one will be left in the dark blah blah blah :3 Just be happy you get a hint at all.)**
Otakon 2014So, this is late. School just started 11 days ago (8/19) so I haven't really been able to do as much on here and Tumblr as i wanted to. Anyway, the first day of Otakon, :iconbrightflower124: and I went as Eren Jaeger and Annie Leonhardt from Shingeki no Kyojin/ Attack on Titan. I went as Cleaning!Eren because it was really hot that day, and my shirt for Eren isn't exactly the best :/ If you went, you might have saw me at the SnK Photoshoot outside, I was the Eren with a spray bottle filled with Carla's blood (sorrynotsorry) Second day, we were Rose Lalonde and Kanaya Maryam from Homestuck. My horns didn't work as planned so we just sewed them into my wig, which I reallly love :3 She kept repainting my face and hands and slapping on glitter, it was a bit of a mess. We also went to go watch Jojo's Bizarre Adventure with our friend, and as soon as I got home, I watched part oneand I'm addicted to say the least. I'm all caught up with the anime. Alright, off track xD On the last day,Otakon 2014 in Personal More Like This
Another tag!~Tagged by: :iconzelda95078:Another tag!~ in Personal More Like This
Rules: #1 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create new questions. #2 Answer the questions of the tagger, make your own questions and tag as many people as you want.
1) Do you have a Tumblr? YES.
3) Do you like Vocaloid? If you do, what's your favorite song? Well, anything by KAITO, Wanna Die?, and Bacterial Contamination
3) Favorite anime? I think it's a multiple tie between Karneval, Persona 4, Hitman Reborn, Tales of the Abyss, Psycho-Pass and Dogs :3
4) Do you watch Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Supernatural, or Merlin? Doctor Who!~
5) What fandoms are you in? Pokémon, Homestuck, Doctor Who, a lot more ;-;
6) Can you draw? You bet
7) Do you play instruments? I used to O__O
8) Do you think the questions I ask are nice? Certainly :iconfancyplz:
9) Do you know Homestuck? If you do, try to "easily" explain it without confusing other people. http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/watch?v=jrhTB2Sij8c I think this sums
Zenkaikon 2014 Lineup and Random ThingSo for Zenkaikon, my lineup is going to be this basically: First day: Not going due to school Second day: Aoba Seragaki from DRAMAtical Murder Third Day: I have it narrowed down to three things, I just have to see what Annie and I get done in time for it. So, it will either be Eren's cleaning outfit (Attack on Titan), Suit and Tie Aoba, or Aoba in a nerdy sweater that reminded me of Noiz's good ending. Here's the link to the sweater if you want to see it beforehand: http://belovedshirts.com/collections/drew-wise-the-pixel-artist-collection/products/circuit-sweatshirtZenkaikon 2014 Lineup and Random Thing in Personal More Like This
And now is the random thing that I wanted to say! My Akira (Togainu no Chi/ Blood of the Reprimanded Dog) cosplay is almost done. I just plan on getting a different wig, pants, a better jacket, and some dog tags. That is all for now!
TAGGEDTagged by: :iconbrightflower124:TAGGED in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
3. You must choose 11 people to tag. Put their icon on your Journal!!!
4. Go to their page and tell him/her that you tagged them :3
5. No tag backs!
1) I recently started playing guitar :3
2) I procrastinate too much
3) GOING TO OTAKON ON THURSDAY to pick up badges xD
4) Otakon 2013 will be my second con
5) Zenkaikon was my first con
6) My sister tried to get me to speak Spanish with her on the way home from Zenkaikon. It was awesome.
7) I apologize for anything and everything. Apparently that's a bad habit.
8) One thing that I hate about myself is that I get jealous too easily
9) I get angry easily :icondepressedplz:
10) I am currently trying to learn Japanese, but I procrastinate too much
11) I have a phone but never use it ;-;
Just...finallyI am NOW FINALLY, COMPLETELYYYY DONE with my Otakon cosplays, thank GOD. :iconpraisethelordplz: Sooooooooooo.....Just...finally in Personal More Like This
here's the schedule if you haven't seen it in the profile picture thingy area xD
Day 1: Rin Okumura from Ao No Exorcist/Blue Exorcist
Day 2: Eren Jaeger from Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan
Day 3: Italy from Axis Powers Hetalia
Soda's Holiday Cheer Contest~!! [OVER]Results: http://fav.me/d5pcu88Soda's Holiday Cheer Contest~!! [OVER] in Personal More Like This
Because I realized I am far too lazy to ever save enough points for a premium!!!! Besides, I like my page and username the way they are c:
To submit your entry, send SodaCat17 a note with a link to your entry! (If a YouTube video, please send both the YouTube link AND the deviation link!)
Name: Soda's Holiday Cheer Contest
Theme: Holiday Season! [Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.]
Official Start: November 5th, 2012
Deadline: December 20th, 2012
I am doing a Holiday Contest because a Thanksgiving one would be far too uncomfortable for anyone who would like to enter c:
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I quit MMD.I've... had it.I quit MMD. in Personal More Like This
I'm leaving all the groups (save for :iconhetahetadance.
Today I was in the hospital visiting family. I got an email from my friend on my phone. Someone was harassing her for having done something wrong. She was in tears. She felt/feels horrible. Why? MMD.
Advice to my friends who want to use MMD: DON'T. And if you really want to use MMD, don't join the "community".
You get ADDICTED. You can't stop looking for models. You lose sleep for getting passwords. It's ridiculous. It's an obsession for bloody PIXELS.
This community... WHAT COMMUNITY?! This is a bloody CORRUPT "community" is what you mean! The god damn rules controlling EVERYTHING and don't think I'm taking sides--the users are just as bad.
The rules, they control EVERYTHING. You can't make ANYTHING romantic with Hetalia models. That's just stupid. If you don't want your precious little model being used for a certain picture, DON'T DISTRIBUTE IT. If you don't want people using a part you gave out to edit models
A non-angry rant.Okay. So as all of you know there is an oncoming rebellion of the HMMDC against the modelers because clearly they are being mean blahblahblah ermahgerd.A non-angry rant. in Personal More Like This
And me, being Rose, cannot let this pass without adding her worthless two cents.
So warning: non-angry rant head.
- Model rules are stupid right now.
- Everyone freaks out over rule breaking too much.
- Everyone needs to stfu about the EITC.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND THE HETALIA MMDC IS IN RUINS AGAIN~! Geez guys are we the most angry fandom out there xD Take that aggressive Homestucks ;w;
Okay. So everyone's saying blah blah blahhhh the modelers are being rudeass bitches and guuuurl that is NOT OKAY.
though I get the idea that they meant the EITC when they called us foolish but I tend to be an idiot so whatever
I mean first off guys we really need to y'know stop defining two separate MMD communities... I mean, if the Modelers don't think of the people who AREN'T in the EITC and the
I'm Gonna be Santa! (ENDED!)All gifts have been posted! Check my gallery to find yours! Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!I'm Gonna be Santa! (ENDED!) in Personal More Like This
I am offering you all Christmas gifts, again. Yes last year was a trainwreck because I was driven insane and I said I would NEVER DO IT AGAIN BUT I LIED
- WATCHERS ONLY SORRY ;n;''
- Please no R-18 ;w;
- Nothing that bashes other people >n
Some thoughts.I've spent a lot of time for the past couple days offline, usually taking naps because that is what I do.Some thoughts. in Personal More Like This
This is an MMD thing, so if you don't care/don't know about it or its drama; this journal will probably confuse/bore you.
Over that time I've come up with a couple of thoughts, take this as a rant or not; I'm not mad so..
When people say that others are selfish for not giving out their edits.
There's a lot of things wrong with this type of statement to me.
I mean, for starters.. it's not allowed.
A lot of modelers don't allow giving out edits of their models; but people still do it anyways. They give them to their friends. Family. Some even just write in the description to note them for a trade, or a distribution link.
Also: not to related to this, but.. PLEASE STOP SAYING THAT THE CREATOR OF MMD DID NOT INTEND FOR THERE TO BE MMD RULES, BECAUSE THAT IS JUST BULLSHIT.
He wrote, specifically, that the only rules are the MODELER rules.
Can she be serious?"Like... who is Michelle Obama even married to?"Can she be serious? in Personal More Like This
"So like, what's Obama's last name? Is it like Elvis!? Is that why he's the king?!?!"
"Did you know you can play, like, a slice of baloney in a radio thingy?! Like, I tried to do it but my mom wouldn't let me."
"So like, I know it's free and all but like, how much does it cost?"
...All quotes from a girl I know.
She can't be serious right? This is a joke, right?
Hetalia Sim Date [RELEASED]Hetalia Sim Date [RELEASED] in Personal More Like This
Summer Thing Sim Date is now available for all to play!
Yup! I'll be working on a Hetalia Sim Date for the remainder of the Summer & starting into the school year!!![Bullet; Green][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Pink]
[Police][Note]STARRED POINTS ARE IMPORTANT!!![Note][Police]
[Bullet; Red] Website Link & Information
[Bullet; Orange] Storyline
[Bullet; Yellow] Reminders
[Bullet; Green] Disclaimers
[Bullet; Blue] FAQ
[Bullet; Purple] Useful Links
[Bullet; Pink] How you can help
[Bullet; Red] Progress
[Bullet; Orange] End notes
See the OFFICIAL [Beta] website here:
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Storyline: A teenage girl (sorry boys) explores her vacation town for entertainm
Heyyy time for a rant-ish thing c:Buttt I am not angry~Heyyy time for a rant-ish thing c: in Personal More Like This
I'm just like eh.
Okay today's rant is aboutttttt~ ASK ACCOUNTS C:
So basically, I see loads of OC ask accounts and stuff, complaining about having no questions. Same thing for canon characters of whatever, that have an OC-like twist. (For example; how the character is in your RPs and stuff, not in the canon thing).
But it's getting kind of annoying when you see 40 rant pictures and journals of accounts yelling at you, about why you're not asking them stuff.
But Rose is here to answer your question: People generally have no interest in original characters.
Especially when your OC is a girl.
I know what you're thinking, "UNTRUE, you're just saying this because ___(insert reason here)___".
No. It's a general thing. Let's face it; a LOT of an anime's population and such that creates OCs are girls. (Not saying OC-making is a girl thing, or whatever, it's just true; 90% of the time the fanon is made up of 90% girls). Girls get jealous of girl OCs. W
things that irritate me about the spain modelokay so its beautiful blah blah blah im not insulting your dear modeler so those of you who whine, stfuthings that irritate me about the spain model in Personal More Like This
okay it bugs me how ORANGE HE IS.
i mean seriously okay he's tan not fucking vermillion
and also his face always looks like a freaking pedophile or something or a creeper or just staring into your soul
like even his angry face is fucking creepy
and that is what bugs me about the spain model .-.
i think im gonna edit him
I'm 2p! Italy [North] and 2p! Canada2p! GermanyI'm 2p! Italy [North] and 2p! Canada in Personal More Like This
[x] You are super lazy.
[x]You have a thing for cats.
[x] You are relaxed.
[x] You go with the flow.
You are a slob and your room is proof.
 You are a super sadist and man are you violent!
[x] You don't know your own strength and you tend to hurt others by accident which afterwords you get either depressed or angry for hurting them.
 You are scared of dogs.
 You're not very protective and you let people wander and get in trouble.
 You hate it when people make a mess and force them to clean it, usually resulting in an even bigger mess.
 You might seem cold, but around your loved ones you're as sweet as can be.
[x] You have a strange sense of humor.
[x] You like all kinds of art such as; fan-art, manga, realistic, but especially tattoos.
 You don't find them painful at all.
You're a bit of a loner.
 You don't get mad, you instead sulk around and ignore others around you.
 You are very clever and a bit of a con-artist.
You can be a bit
Jeff The Killer fangirl'sI think Jeff The Killer's fangirl's are actually more insane than he is. I mean, I was watching Jeff The Killer related videos on YouTube and I scrolled down the comments and say someone comment.Jeff The Killer fangirl's in Personal More Like This
"Jeff your not a monster I almost killed my mother don't feel bad"
My hand spazzed and replied. "What the fuck.". I really hope not to get a reply back. Seriously, what? Did I read the comment correctly? Well as I scrolled through more comments. I found more like that. Whaaaat? No, stop. No. I mean I like the character too. I love the insanity aspect of Jeff, but What? No! You don't openly admit that! One side of me shouldn't be worried about it, but honestly. Do these people have mental issues or something?
Also as I went through more comments. I say fangirl's fighting who Jeff loved who more. "JEFF IZ MIENNN" "NUUU HE ISH MINEE"
FYI fangirl's, He is a psychopathic killer and wouldn't hesitate to kill you without a second thought. There is no emotion in Jeff anymore. He's cracked
Kid bullied over MLP backpackSo I just heard about this 9 yr old boy from North Carolina getting bullied over a My Little Pony backpack. Look, whether you like My Little Pony or not. Bullying is still wrong and the school board banned the kid from bringing that backpack to school.Kid bullied over MLP backpack in Personal More Like This
I get that they banned his backpack because he might get bullied more for it, but I feel this should of been handled better. He should be allowed to wear his My Little Pony backpack if he wants too. Educated the children that a boy having a girl backpack doesn't make you different and shouldn't get bullied over it.
Boys can like girl stuff.
Girls can like boy stuff.
There shouldn't be a standard that boys should only like boys stuff and girls only liking girl stuff, because at the end of the day it's just stuff.
Seriously, what's so wrong about a boy liking girl stuff? Nothing, that's what. Same for little girls too.
No Valentines?If you don't have a Valentines. Don't worry. Just look at my Icon.No Valentines? in Personal More Like This
:IconMslela92: <------ Look at it. Look into Francy pants eyes.
And a reminder that you're all a bunch of cutie patooties and I love you.
Rocky's birthdayIt's my cat Rocky's birthday and He's 10 today. I remember like it was yesterday when my parents brought him home. He was a big ball of fluff with a tiny little tail. He is the best boy cat I've ever had and I hope for many more years with him. Rocky has had a rough few months since Rainbow's passing, but his old self is slowly returning and has taken his role as top cat in the house seriously.Rocky's birthday in Personal More Like This
You're such a good boy Rocky! I hope you know that... Well I tell him that everyday. lol
Anime ChallengeI saw this on tumblr and it looked really fun to do. I don't watch as much anime as I used too, but I'm going to try my best to remember all the anime's I loved so much.Anime Challenge in Personal More Like This
1.Very first anime you watched?
2. Favorite anime you’ve watched so far?
Fullmetal Alchemist (+ movie)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (+ movie)
Eden of the east
Welcome to the NHK
Air: The movie
Ouran High school Host Club
A lot of ghibli movies
I think I missed some, I blame that on my poor memory, but these are the ones I really enjoyed watching the most.
3.Favorite male anime character ever?
America (Alfred F. Jones)
France (Francis Bonnefoy)
Death the kid
Black star ( I used to have a plushie of him. Don't know where he went...)
The Lego Movie 2!I was searching around about sequels to movies I want to see happen and they're definitely making a sequel to The Lego Movie!! So freaking happy right now, because I absolutely loved The Lego Movie. ALSO! Wreck-It-Ralph will have a sequel too. I'm really happy about that too. :3The Lego Movie 2! in Personal More Like This
Sorry, I just adore animated movies a lot. Since I'm a artist and all. I just so drawn to animation... No pun intend. Haha...
Story timeA couple weeks ago, my siblings and I went to hang out with my step-grandmother (We all call her Jeanie) and well went to lunch and spent the day with her. In the car she told us that that my Papaw and her got a new fridge. Well as she was taking stuff off the fridge, she found a drawing from me when I was a kid.Story time in Personal More Like This
It was a drawing of a cat and it said “If I were any animal. I would be a cat.”
And my sister just gave me this stare. Like “Are you fucking kidding me..” and said to me without missing a beat. “That WOULD be something you would do.”
To this day, that drawing is still true… Meow.
(AKA the moral of the story is that I became the crazy cat lady I always wanted to be. Follow your dreams kids.)
My new YouTubeI made a new YouTube. My last channel was such a mess. I had to change it. Plus the name wasn't, erm... Great. I mean BananaLlamas35? I used that name to go with my last Username (BananaSquishiePro) on here before I changed it.My new YouTube in Personal More Like This
My new channel name is xXMsLelaXx. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJHhB1h-PyiJKWkGtm6z3w
So uncreative I know. xP
What will this channel be for? Cosplay, Vlogs, Lets plays, Skits. Whatever I can think of. I won't be uploading anything on the channel for a good while. Until I get a new computer. Which will be Christmas, hopefully. It'll be more of a gaming Laptop. Probably get a Mic too. Editing program and a proper recording program. Oh yeah, I gonna go all out.
2 years2 years ago was the first day of a new life!2 years in Personal More Like This
I never thought I would met someone like you. I never thought I can love someone like I love you.
Now it's the longest relationship in my life and I hope we will be together for another
2 years and another and another...
I know I can sometimes be annoying and lazy and things but I'm so happy that you love me just like I am!!
You're the prettiest, kindest, truest and most understanding person I know.
You always brighten up my days.
I want to thank you for all. I love you, darling!
And because it's a special day, we have to look up for maaanyyy SoRiku dou's
Has someone of you guys a good link for us?
(dedicated to: Evil-Uke-Sora)
Happy Valentine!It's the second Valentine's day which I can celebrate with Evil-Uke-Sora Unfortunately she has to work very long today but when she'll come home this evening she will have a biiiig surprise for me She wants to cook something very special for me and she didn't say a word to me what it will be D: But I can't wait to know it, I'm sooo hungryyy XDD And I'm even not allowed to look in the fridge -.- Unfair!! XDHappy Valentine! in Personal More Like This
Yes, and she will get from me her favorite perfume ^__^ I'm sure she will be very happy about it because her old one is empty for a long time now Yeah and after eating we will watch a movie. Maybe "Moulin Rouge" or "Love actually", we still have to decide^^
And what do you guys do this day? Is it just a normal day as everyday for you or do you celebrate it as well? I know that especially for singles this is not really a great day but I want to let you know that you don't need a partner to be happy this day because I'm sure that all of you have friends and famil
Terra's Keyblade - WIP part 1HeyTerra's Keyblade - WIP part 1 in Personal More Like This
This friday we finally started to build the keyblade for my Terra cosplay *____* :iconevil-uke-sora:, :iconkleinati: and her brother helped me a lot, so thanks again guys!! You're great!
And now I want to show you the first results
We started with the hilt. We drew the shape of it on big wood and then sawed it out.
Akane is sawing out with a big saw^^
And after grinding...
...it looked like this!
And then the same procedure with smaller wood for the blade of sword.
And tadaaa, in the end we had two major parts of the whole keyblade.
In the WIP part 2, which I will post in a few days, you will see what we're going to do with these things and how we put all parts together and colouring the keybla
My first Daily Deviation!Wow!! I got my first Daily Deviation!!!My first Daily Deviation! in Personal More Like This
I can't believe it, that's so cool! I never thought my Photography skills are already good enough to be part of all these great Daily Deviations which we can see here everyday. I really want to thank the suggester 3wyl and everyone of you who faved or commented on my picture. It makes me so happy
Thank you, guys! (Feature, part 1) I want to thank all of you who did me a favor and pledged for me!!!Thank you, guys! (Feature, part 1) in Personal More Like This
And as I promised, everyone who helped me will get a feature in my journal. So here we go with the first 20 people
I feature every person with one picture of them
:iconMidnight-Dance-Angel:: Vexens - Three of a Kind by Midnight-Dance-Angel
Merry Christmas!!YOU'RE SO AWESOME GUYS!!Merry Christmas!! in Personal More Like This
I want to thank you so much for over 50.000 pageviews and almost 2000 watchers in only one year! That's more then I ever expected O__O
I want to thank every single one of you for all your kind comments, for all your faves and all your support! It means a lot to me and encourage me to keep on doing cosplay and photography. It's great to see that people like my work, this makes it all even greater
And I'm really really sorry that it takes me again so long answering to every comment. Work and life is keeping me busy and when I come home from work I'm always too tired for writing much BUT I will, of course, do it as soon as possible
I also want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you can relax a few days and celebrate with your loved ones! I hope 2013 will be a great year for all of you!
(The last feature part of my dear Gishwhes helpers will follow in the new year^^)
New new new new!!! :DHey friends!New new new new!!! :D in Personal More Like This
I just want to tell you
that I now have my own facebook page for my photography.
I would be very happy if you'll have a look at it
Thanks for being here
Feature, part 2 I want to thank all of you who did me a favor and pledged for me!!!Feature, part 2 in Personal More Like This
And as I promised, everyone who helped me will get a feature in my journal. So here we go with the next 20 people
I feature every person with one picture of them
:iconMaeMoonSky:: chibi_soriku by Sorata-Mae :iconNaboru21:: :thum
BirthdayThank you so much for all your kind birthday wishes!! Every single message made me very happy!! You guys are awesome and always brighten up my days! Thanks a lot for being hereBirthday in Personal More Like This
I had a great birthday in Berlin where we had our second TnS performance with our new musical show Hetalia!
If you are interested in you can check out a part of it here (as you maybe know I'm playing Germany^^): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvVs8-eQlu4&feature=youtu.be
I also celebrated it with my friends and my girl and we had lots of fun the whole weekend! They made my birthday very special
I reaaalllyyy need your HELP!!Dear Friends and Visitors,I reaaalllyyy need your HELP!! in Personal More Like This
I'm taking part in a Guinness World Record attempt where we're trying to get 100,000 people to pledge to do a Random Act of Kindness before the end of 2012.
It will cost you nothing and I would love for you to help me with this. All you need to do is click on the link below and then pledge that you will do a Random Act of Kindness before the end of the year. This will not add you to an email list; it will just make you part of a huge group of people who want to better the world... and break a world record in the process.
Please remember to enter my email (email@example.com) on the form as your referrer, and email me back if you have any questions.
Link: !!!!! http://cluster.gishwhes2012.com/pledge.php !!!!!!
Really guys, you would have all my love if you help me and I will feature everyone of you who will help me in my next journal!
Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists! in Personal More Like This
In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way
Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!Hey guys! It's con season again and I'll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown this weekend (April 12-13th), and at Sakura Con in Seattle Washington the weekend after (April 18-20th). As usual, I'll be there with all of my prints, books, buttons, and cards!Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con! in Personal More Like This
My table location for the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the lower floor of the Japan Center, right outside the Kinokuniya book store entrance. For Sakura Con, I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 411. I was actually unable to get a table in time for this con, but a kind artist, mind-crash offered to share his with me We both look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends so come by and say hi!
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
Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!Hey guys! I want to spread the good news about my friend DeevElliott's two new anthologies that will be strictly reserved for up coming artists here on DeviantART! If you're a new and aspiring comic artist looking for a chance to be published with a seasoned professional, this is it!Publishing Opportunity for New Artists! in Personal More Like This
I've met Dave many times and he is always looking to help younger artists in need of a kick start! His current projects are detailed in this journal http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Dave-Elliott-An-Authentic-Citizen-384734344 along with lots of great advice on how to get into the publishing industry. His two anthologies and how to participate in his project is also linked in there.
Fisheye Placebo Cosplay DerpsI had the honor of derping with these hilarious Fisheye Placebo cosplayers at Sakura-con!Fisheye Placebo Cosplay Derps in Personal More Like This
Good times. Good times.
See you guys again at Fanime! ♥
Frey, Alex, and Vance cosplayed by Shotalicious, Sugarlat, Liarino. I'm cameoing as rabbit ear fingers.
And then I drew them XD
Jen and Cocoa by Haruu-chan and LeekFish
ART MAJORS FTW
Robin and Toby copsplayed by usagi2ranpha and Little-islander
Alex has a plastic gun. Toby is going ARAFDHAJGJ. Robin is confused. Noting makes sense and all is right with the world.
The level of maturity is overwhelming.
They wanted to cosplay outerwear and underwear so they even made Vance and Frey's panties. Not only that, they also made extra ones for me to wear XD
Last but not least, amazing cosplay and photography by KashinoRei and Andy-K. They are in Germany so I wasn't able to meet them at Sakura-con, but hopefully I'll be able to visit a European con in the future
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.Going to China! in Personal More Like This
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQThank you all for the amazing support!Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQ in Personal More Like This
We've been over whelmed with comments and questions for the past week, so we would like to answer some frequently asked questions here!
Q: When and where can I order a pair?
A: We are currently working making a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Once the Kickstarter is up, hopefully in a month or two, you can pre-order through the Kickstarter. We will e-mail everyone and post the link to the Kickstarter when that happens. If you haven't signed up for e-mail updates yet, you can do so at http://www.axentwear.com/
Q: How much will the headphones cost?
A: We're aiming to keep the price as low as possible without compromising quality. The price we've decided on is $115.
Q: Will you ship internationally?
A: Yep! Though shipping prices will be different than domestic orders. We are not in control of how much shipping companies charge.
Q: Do the cat ear speakers actually work?
A: Yes, the speakers are fully functional so you can switch between listening
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
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
Anime Revolution Review + Avatar VideoAnime Revolution ended a few days ago and I'm still riding that con high! In my opinion it was a stellar con with a really clean and professional atmosphere/vibe. It was the con's first year, but to me it ran (and looked) like a much more experienced con. I've heard a lots of criticism of the con, but not from the people I ran into at the con itself. Everyone I came across seemed to be in really good spirits and had a positive opinion of the con. I know that there are some tensions are Vancouver cons at the moment, but in my opinion the more the better! I'm not going to side with one con or another, to me that'd be silly, I want all the cons to succeed cause if my hometown was con central than I'd never be bored!!! WHICH IS AWESOME!Anime Revolution Review + Avatar Video in Personal More Like This
I want to send a huge thank you to all of the people who attended our panels. They were all either full-capacity or over-capacity (like the Wig Panel, sorry to the people who had to sit in the aisle or stand in the back!). My only real issue with how the co
Youtube and Videos: New Stuff!Newest episode of Kingdom Bros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnICmRszNyY&featurelcpYoutube and Videos: New Stuff! in Personal More Like This
Newest episode of The disFunctional Fire Ferrets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVHJYmFPZlw&featurelcp
With those two up, we're looking into doing some new stuff too. Primarily some DC Comics projects and some more Avatar projects. I also hope to finally start filming Behind the Bulter (Black Butler) Episode 1 soon, because we all know how long that one has been on the backburner XD
Also, if you're looking for our CMVs, just a quick reminder that they're on out Vimeo site https://vimeo.com/user9598094/videos
If you guys have any suggestions, feel free to post 'em here! I'd love to know what you think and what you'd like to see next
Finally, fanart of Mako's female alter ego from the new disFunctional Fire Ferrets episode, made me nearly pee myself this morning 8D
Aang for a Cure: FDP Charity FundraiserHello everyone!Aang for a Cure: FDP Charity Fundraiser in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking for the last month or so about FDP's next charity event. It's been a while since Nova's Pray for Japan campaign (relief for tsunami victims) and I figured that it might be time for another project.
I've been talking for years about shaving my head to cosplay Aang. He's my favourite character in The Last Airbender, and although I've cosplayed him before that was a while ago (aka I'm not satisfied with that costume XD). To kick my ass into gear to do this, I've decided to shave my head for cancer research. Shaving off hair for cancer fundraisers is a pretty common thing to do, but this time there's a twist when you make a donation of any size to any cancer society (I've provided links to some major ones, but feel free to donate to any local organizations or organizations in your country that I may have missed!) reply to this message and include 1) Where you made a donation to 2) Who you want to shave Aang's head: Sokka, Zuko, Azula, Katara or Toph
Thank you for 100 000 Subscribers on YoutubeWe just hit 100 000 subscribers on Youtube and I am floored. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating 50 000, then 80 000. 100 000 is larger than the population of a number of countries (I LOOKED IT UP XD) I can't believe that you folks have stuck with us and our silly little videos. We've been doing what we love for 6 years now and putting it on camera, I never thought that doing that would make us one of the most subscribed to cosplay-related Youtube channels out there.Thank you for 100 000 Subscribers on Youtube in Personal More Like This
The support we've received over the years has been astounding, and I can't thank every single one of you enough for being interested in our cosplays, our videos and our lives. We're not amazing. We're not the best. We're just a bunch of wacky people who love the hobby and the creative/social experiences that it brings. Looking back from where we started I can retrospectively see that we've all come so far, and I feel that our videos reflect not just a growth in our cosplay/video work, but also our growth
Alcon 2012What an amazing con. It topped last year's Alcon (hence the chant buzzing around the con "Best Alcon Ever") and I was just so happy to be a part of that and meet so many amazing people that my Facebook literally exploded after the con ended. EXPLODED WITH MANLY RELISH THAT IS. I was going to wait until I had all the photos from the con before typing out this journal but meh, I've got time now and I've got energy SO LET'S CONQUER THIS SLIDE!!!Alcon 2012 in Personal More Like This
Myself, VandorWolf and Valdrein got into London Saturday morning and after going through the obstacle course that is the International Visitors way through Gatwick airport we were greeted by a sleepy KellyJane who had woken up at 5am or something crazy like that to come get us at the airport (weloveyou). We spent the day with Parle in stinky plane clothes and with about 3 hours of sleep each which just made everything far more magical (except for the magic show we watched in Oxford Circus which was crap... I mean what kind of magici
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova ExpoAUSTRALIA! We have an announcement! Nova and I have been invited to attend the 2013 Gold Coast Film Festival and we will be at Supernova Expo and Supernova Dreamworld After Dark! All this will be happening April 18th-21st, 2013!Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova Expo in Personal More Like This
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET WITH OUR AUSTRALIAN PEEPS! I can't wait to meet you all!
Thursday 18 April: On the red carpet of the opening night of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Nova and I will be there in cosplay to represent "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers"!
Friday 19 April: Nova and I will be giving a seminar about cosplaying at 4pm: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/62/GCFF_Free_Seminars
& at the premiere of "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers where I will be giving an intro to the film: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/89/My_Other_Me%3A_A_Film_About_Cosplayers
Saturday 20 April: We will be at the Gold Coast Film Festival booth at the Supanova Expo (http://www.supanova.com.au) & will perform 2 skit performances at the Supanova
New videos, some updates and a big thank you :)Hey everyone! So it's finally summer here and :iconvandorwolf: and I just got back from a day of sun at the beach! A man on a skateboard made fun of my intense sunburnt arms and neck and that was the day XD Yesterday I worked in the sun for a few hours an managed to give myself a lobster burn that I tried to even out today... no such luckNew videos, some updates and a big thank you :) in Personal More Like This
Our next cons coming up at both local Vancouver cons and the we jet off to England for Alcon!
-Anime Revolution August 17th-19th: we'll be attending Anime Revolution at the Vancouver Convention Centre as guests this August.
-Cos and Effect August 24th-26th: we'll be attending Cos and Effect at UBC (Vancouver) as guests this August.
-Alcon September 6th-9th: we'll be attending Alcon in Leicester, England as guests in September.
I've been swamped by the work and school combo since June, so (let's all say it together now, since you guys always hear me say this) I'm really behind in my replies. D: I'm so sorry guys. I try t
Off to SunnyConIt's the night before we leave for SunnyCon in Sunderland, UK and we're feverishly getting our cosplays and panel stuff in order, almost there! We can't wait to see everyone this weekend! ENGLAND IT'S BEEN TOO LONG!!Off to SunnyCon in Personal More Like This
Here's out cosplay schedule for the weekend:
Saturday Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Sunday Link (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)
We'll only have one panel during the weekend and it'll be on Sunday 10:30am-11:30am on Stage #2. This will be the "Dealing with Cosplay Hate" panel which is often a really fun and interesting panel to go to (we basically dissect cosplay drama and why it happens/how to deal XD). We will also be judging the Cosplay Contest on Saturday 4:30pm-5:15pm!
Otherwise we'll be hanging around socializing, taking some photos and generally just chilling with you guys! We will have prints available as well and these will be by donation with all proceeds going to SunnyCon's Charity (Aid for Japan, Sunderland Pride and Macm