Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKSSo... that last journal was a doosie wasn't it? 500+ comments and counting! Yikes. I can always count on Anita Sarkeesian to give me tons of views, lol. All joking aside, that was a very serious batch of discussions. Anytime we talk about sexism and objectification of women in gaming or geek culture, it's sure to get a lot of responses.
Sadly since Anita is such a hot-topic around the internet, there was more than one person who were trying to claim that there actually isn't ANY issue with the game industry involving sexism at all. To them, this whole idea that women are marginalized or objectified or treated badly both in the gaming industry and in geek culture is just false. It doesn't exist. And any attempt to explain why we need to change things is inherently flawed because there's no reason to do so.
So in the interest of trying to debunk that bullshit, I made a list of sources I accumulated around the internet to prove that this is indeed a problem. I think everyone can benefit f
Censoring the InternetA few weeks ago I made mention of feminist Anita Sarkeesian who started a kickstarter for a web series called "Tropes Vs Women" specifically centered around how women are portrayed in video games.Censoring the Internet in Personal More Like This
Despite the fact that kickstarters are payed for by people who've made the decision they want to contribute their money to the project, Anita came under attack from gamers for "scamming" audiences when her fund far exceeded the target goal. Just this past week it's come out that a 25 year old man from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, created a video game where the object is to punch the crap out of Anita. Wounds, bruises, and blood gush out the more you beat her up in this virtual game, and it's drawn some widespread attention.
Whether you agree with her viewpoint is not the issue, it's the fact that this retaliation is just "wrong" on so many levels. Do these people realize that what they're doing is shooting themselves in the foot? Making a video game where you beat up someone who's making
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
Internet TimeWe had the Oscars recently and as usual it wasn't without problems. One of the controversies was Chris Rock's biting commentary about doing voice work for animated films, which was unfortunately insulting to the many hard working (yet perpetually unknown) talents who produce about 90% of all voice work in the animated medium. Chris Rock's joke was funny for his circle of friends and the aging academy, but to younger artists and professionals it was very disrespectful. Voice actress Tara Strong took particular issue with Rock's comment and as we speak his twitter account is no doubt being flooded with angry hate messages and likely racism too... which is very unfortunate. http://www.examiner.com/african-american-entertainment-in-national/tara-strong-attacks-chris-rock-over-oscar-2012-animation-comments-quotesInternet Time in Personal More Like This
Other issues, such as glossing over Harry Potter and The War Horse completely and giving a Best Animated Film award to the likes of Rango, just continued to fuel my opin
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
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
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."Objectification of Men in Personal More Like This
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2 in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
Internet BullyingFor many kids growing up in the 80's, if you were bullied in school you were able to "tough it out" because you knew your social interaction with said bully was isolated only to when you were in close proximity of them. When the bell range and you went home, you could dismiss the bully's taunting and physical abuse and be reminded of friends and family who supported you and kept your spirits up.Internet Bullying in Personal More Like This
But in today's day and age of seemingly constant online connectivity, the "victims" of bullying have a harder time escaping. Once the bell rings, they're still potentially subject to be bullied via verbal assaults online, which often goes completely unnoticed by parents and friends. The worse part of this is that we're often told that because it happens "on the internet" there's no real consequences of trolling or bullying, which is far from true.
I've never accepted the excuse that just because "it happens on the internet" means it can't personally harm you in real life. Part of that is from m
New Korra Trailer Released**Contains Legend of Korra Season 1 Spoilers**New Korra Trailer Released in Personal More Like This
And honestly, I'm not feeling it. Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) has been doing a series where he's been vlogging his experience watching the original Avatar series for the first time (Take a look they're actually really good go watch them! http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials ). He's a new fan to the series and his enthusiasm and critique of the original series has only helped to intensify my loathing and hatred of The Legend of Korra's disastrous season finally.
The more I remember how amazing and awesome the original Avatar series is, the less I am interested in picking up the pieces and following these unlikable characters through another series of exploits, especially after haphazardly killing off the main villain in such a clumsy and awkward way. Not only that, but there's no growth to the main character at all. There's no journey of her learning how to be an Air Bender the way there was
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
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
ENGIE: IS THIS JUST REAL LIFE OR FANTASY?Dearest people of the past,ENGIE: IS THIS JUST REAL LIFE OR FANTASY? in Personal More Like This
ANNET IS COMING.
It also comes in headband form:
Why are you all so happy about this?!
Don't be fooled by those cute cat ears!
SEE? I'M NOT CRAZY! SHE'S ALREADY STARTED TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR BRAINS:
LOOK INTO THOSE EYES AS YOU FEEL YOUR SOUL IS SUCKED OUT! FEEL THE TERROR!
The "NeuroSky Mind Wave" is a product you are able to acquire in stores for around $100 in your hideous time period, according to the calculations I've made today.
From the home page of NeuroSky: "It is our duty to preserve brainwaves so that we may continue to thrive as humans."
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCEEVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN A "LITTLE GIRL IN A STRANGE AND FORGOTTEN COUNTRY FORMERLY KNOWN AS GERMANY" , AND I CAN'T MAGICALLY TRANSCEND SPACE-TIME, SOMEDAY I WANT TO GROW UP TO BE JUST LIKE CAPTAIN... FOR SURELY EVEN A MICRO-SECOND REALIZATION OF CAPTAIN-NESS WOULD MAKE ME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE.PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE in Personal More Like This
I WOULD SHARE THE DOGMAS OF CAPTAINIA WITH ALL PEOPLES OF ALL COLORS, BUT MY ONLY CAPTIVE AUDIENCE IS SNIPPY AND EVEN WORSE, HE IS ONLY CAPTIVE BECAUSE I TIED HIM TO A COUCH WHILE HE SLEPT AND HE REFUSES TO BELIEVE IN CHURCH OF CAPTAIN BECAUSE HE CALLS HIMSELF "ATHEIST".
SUCH DIRTY WORDS HE SPEAKS. I COVERED KITTY-HAWK'S EARS. NOBODY SHOULD GROW UP TO BE LIKE SNIPPY.
JUST LOOK WHERE HE IS - TIED TO A COUCH AND YELLING OBSCENITIES.
SNIPPY SHOUTS THAT CAPTAIN IS "TROLLING YOU AND MAKING STUFF UP"
CAPTAIN LIVES NOT UNDER BRIDGES, I TELL SNIPPY.
I KNOW THINGS.
SECRET THINGS, THAT THIS SLUG IS UNAWARE OF. TROUBLESOME THINGS THAT CAPTAIN SHARED WITH
PILOT: THINGS I LIKETHE TINY TAG ON MY INSIDE FOLD OF MY JACKET SAYS "SG CHRISTOPHORUS HATCHENSON".PILOT: THINGS I LIKE in Personal More Like This
THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE SOMEONE I LIKE.
MAYBE I KILLED THEM FOR THIS JACKET.
THIS JACKET IS SOFT AND FITTING.
I AM PILOT. CAPTAIN CALLS ME PILOT, SO I MUST BE PILOT.
I FLY THINGS. I FLEW THE CAPTAIN ONCE ON A MISSION OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. WE HAD A SKY-ACCIDENT.
CAPTAIN SAVED MY LIFE FROM THE BURNING CARCASS OF THE FLYING COW.
CAPTAIN IS MAGIC, LIKE HARRY POTTER BUT MORE MAGIC.
CAPTAIN CAN STOP CLOCKS, I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE SEEN IT. THE COW'S CLOCKS AND DIALS FROZE IN PLACE WHEN CAPTAIN GAVE THEM A STERN LOOK.
THE MIRACLES OF CAPTAIN ARE INFINITE AND GREAT.
CAPTAIN LIVES FOREVER. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE.
THE CITY OF THE DEAD IS MY HOME.
THE DEAD LIKE TO PLAY GAMES AND TALK TO ME,
Why are you here?In this journal.Why are you here? in Personal More Like This
TELL ME ALL THE TRUTHS.
FORTUNE COOKIE OF DOOM?If you were a fortune cookie writer, what sort of fortune would you tell zee people?FORTUNE COOKIE OF DOOM? in Personal More Like This
POST YOUR YOUR RANDOM/HILARIOUS/INSANE/EVIL fortune cookie ideas in the comments section below!
Best ideas will be made into actual fortunes that :iconzeecaptainplz: will dispense in London, England.
(said fortunes don't necessarily have to come in cookie form)
CAPTAIN: DELICIOUSIF EVE DOOMED THE HUMAN RACE FROM PARADISE FOR A DELICIOUS APPLE WHAT GLORIOUS/TASTY ITEM WOULD YOU START THE APOCALYPSE FOR?CAPTAIN: DELICIOUS in Personal More Like This
Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed!This article is part of %projecteducate's second Community Week, please don't forget to check the rest of the articles and the contest happening this week! If you have any questions about polymer clay or this article please don't hesitate to ask.Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed! in Art Features More Like This
From time to time polymer clay neophytes ask me what tips I can give them to help them improve their craft. In my previous article I already wrote about what kind of clays, tools and techniques can be used, but materials can only take you so far. Although they are helpful, I've seen people creating masterpieces with nothing but homemade clay and practically no tools. After all, clay, tools and resources don't create a masterpiece, you do.
I realized eventually that there's three invaluable and essential things you'll need if you want to succeed as a polymer clay artist. In fact, I think they're needed for all forms of a
Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 2Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 2 in Personal More Like This
11thIntroduction!Welcome to Digital Dolls!Dolling 101 (Or Dolling For Beginners)Interview with LadyHazy12thHistory and Interview!History of DollingInterview with Metroid-Tamer!13thPageants!Intro to Pageants14thInterview and Resources!
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.Introduction to Polymer Clay in Art Features More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by ~HalloWeenPixie The Scotsman2 by ~Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by *WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by ~fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by ~vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
Pumpkin carver takes is up a notchFamous pumpkin carver Ray Villafane decides to change the pumpkin carving game by actually making a full-sized zombie out of pumpkin carvings - guts and all!Pumpkin carver takes is up a notch in Personal More Like This
Full article here!
KONY hype... what the whole story?DISCLAIMERKONY hype... what the whole story? in Personal More Like This
Some people are accusing me of being against or hampering the KONY 2012 movement with this journal. I am actually for it and one of the ways I am supporting it is by creating discussion about Joseph Kony and the LRA as they ask in the video.
Knowledge is power people - don't be a slave to the hype alone.
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I rarely take a political s
The Turrets AnthemA fun little CG music video I found... just for the hell of it.The Turrets Anthem in Personal More Like This
This week's cool animation find.I am such a sucker for stories with unpredictable outcomes and dynamic animation.This week's cool animation find. in Personal More Like This
It doesn't even need exposition or dialogue!
Watch until the end of the credits... ^_^
Shwing.Day of the Doctor, trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6FMCqYrBoShwing. in Personal More Like This
Grand Offence!!To deal with the (latest) stink I seem to have generated with my most recent upload; I direct you to the sagely words of one Steve Hughes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHnIOwGfq5AGrand Offence!! in Personal More Like This
No! Not the KFC!!They've obviously run out of embassies: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62902000/jpg/_62902538_62902537.jpgNo! Not the KFC!! in Personal More Like This
In the face of something small and insignificant sparking off mass hysteria, I (again) direct the world to the words of Steve Hughes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tn2EhGK5ok
Boycott BayNever tried to "start something" before, but if you hated the last 2 Transformers movies as much as I, and want Michael Bay's toxic touch terminated; kindly share the following with anyone who will listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbhL1uGQARwBoycott Bay in Personal More Like This
Turtles Production Shut DownVICTORY!Turtles Production Shut Down in Personal More Like This
Paramount has shut down pre-production on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot over "script problems".
Translation; Paramount realised that if they continued down the path Bay was going, fans would probably burn their studios to the ground.
With luck (and a dollop of common sense) the project will be shelved altogether and the IP left fallow until competent directors/producers are brought on board.
I'm going to pretend my little campaign helped with this
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.'I want you to remember the one man who beat you' in Personal More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
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"can you give me a fav+ on this picture ? [link to image]
I will watch you , give you a llama badge and put some of ur deviations in favorite."
Am I alone in thinking that's NOT the way things are done around here?
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us. in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
Published!I have taken the leap and started submitting my work to various literary magazines and journals, both electronic and traditional. I encourage every writer to do the same. There is a lot of rejection, but that is part of the artistic world. Below are a few of mine that were accepted:Published! in Personal More Like This
Mark of Cain
Death of Marat
(My name is on the right)
If you have had a piece accepted outside of deviantArt, please send me the link. I would like to feature you. BTW, all of the above accept previously published works.
Colors Poetry Contest!!
When I started the Wordsmiths group here at DA, I had three goals - produce a new sitehttp://word-smyths.com/
Colors Contest WinnersThis was the hardest contest I have ever judged. All the entries were outstanding. I read, re-read, re-read again and had them read to me while I closed my eyes and let the images enthrall me. Every poem submitted was a gem...a treasure, so making a decision was incredibly difficult. My thanks to all of you for the enjoyable reading - every piece inspired me. I am pleased to announce the winners:Colors Contest Winners in Personal More Like This
1st place: Color Wheel: One by :iconTheGlassIris:
2nd place: The Other Girl's Eyes by :iconTheLastSongbird:
3rd Place: other shades by :iconnicolemonique:
Supernova by :icondance-of-aquaiu:
Blue by :iconObsidian-Nightfall:
Court Martial of Grey by :iconDreamydeb:
A Cavalcade of Gold by :icontimeraider:
Chartreuse by :iconRainevyre:
Literature Winners for Contest!It was a tough choice. Once again, I want to thank everyone who entered. I also want to thank all who donated prizes - your generosity is overwhelming!Literature Winners for Contest! in Personal More Like This
Thanks to :iconFuzzyHoser: for helping to judge the literature entries!
First Prize by :iconeloquensartifex:
Second Prize: by :iconPaulAsaran:
Third Place: by :icondagoth-jeff:
Honorable Mention: by :iconAuburnOleander:
Here is a short list of online literary magazines looking for submissions. Be sure to read their rules and procedures carefully.
Commonline Journal: http://www.commonlinejournal.com/p/submit.html
The South Mountain Review http://www.thesouthmountainreview.org/#!contact
The Death Cross Monk:
The Art of Geisha:Geisha FusaoSubAtlantica by ~GahbbyKoeGeisha by ~itsmisathe red parasol by *amie689Geisha by ~liquiddreamsldGeisha Ghosts at play by =Helena-LouNow Playing Select Tea Houses by ~ardy-cardyCamelia Houmongi by ~Kurokami-KanzashiThe Caligrapher by ~pinkbutterflyofdeathGeishas by ~rachelarandillalittle stirrings V: geisha by `jade-pandora:thumb45126925:Lady with a flower by ~molligamiGeishas by ~hisopioGeishas by *EdgarSandovalGeisha_07 by ~mayazabeille:thumb56080909:Hidden emotions... by *ReiRobinIf... by ~KanzaCommon Ground by *thefreshdoodleGeisha by ~JOEYDESWintergeisha by *ingaseThe Pink Butterfly of Death by ~pinkbutterflyofdeathFlow of the Wind by ~ychen183Water Geishas: Sea Slug by ~cynthiafrancaDressed Kimono Doll by *Ssj-Bam-BamGeishas by ~narsGeisha by ~dhamnGeisha B-W by ~NailyceCopper Zari Kimono 3 by *HiddenYume-stock:thumb108288787:Modern Geishas: Render by ~apricot-teaOriental Spring by ~HBKerrCoca Cola Geisha by ~pinkbutterflyofdeathVector Geishas by ~NortikerFleeting Moment by ~MorningMiracleNew Years by ~Oniko-artAfter ozashiki by ~molligamiTea Ceremony by ~EsmiraGeisha by ~gtakogeisha by `anako-artGeisha by ~Olivier050670Steampunk Geisha by *mongrelmarieThe Art of Geisha in Personal More Like This
Horror, Fantasy and Spec FicMost of you are familiar with me as a poet. I also write fiction and have had a story accepted in the spec fic anthology, Nocturnal Embers. If you enjoy horror, science fiction and fantasy, check it out!. You can read a sample (and order it to read more) at Amazon. Each story is an event or adventure in and of itself.Horror, Fantasy and Spec Fic in Personal More Like This
Rupert Shaw. The name may strike you as remarkable, or not. It might conjure expectations of the person who answers to it, in which case you'll no doubt be surprised.
Or, perhaps you've heard of him.
If you have, you are most likely a vampire. Humans who know the name have limited lifespans or are in his employ (in which case you have not heard of Rupert Shaw, the vampire who rules over San Francisco – not if you want to keep your potential lifespan intact).
But if you've heard of Nocturnal Embers, you certainly know him. It's even possible that you've seen him on the occasions you visited the establishment. Of course, you'd also know that discussing what goes on at Noctu
Vampire Stories...For those of you who enjoy tales of the supernatural and fantasy, you may enjoy this new anthology. I have a story in here - it is my first piece of published fiction!Vampire Stories... in Personal More Like This
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Nocturnal-Supernatural-Fantasy-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00AIJ5F3U/
New Artsmith MagazineAfter a slight delay, I am pleased to announce the second edition of Artsmith is out. This fall isue contains the work of 18 different artists. I hope you enjoy it.New Artsmith Magazine in Personal More Like This
Colors Poetry Contest!!
When I started the Wordsmiths group here at DA, I had three goals - produce a new sitehttp://word-smyths.com/ , an ezine http://artsmyths.wordpress.com/ and a paid poetry contest. I have accomplished the first two. I am pleased to be able to say that our wordpress site is receiving daily submissions from authors outside of DA, as that gives all of you featured there more exposure.
I am pleased to announce my third project - a poetry contest with a cash prize awarded to the first three place winners.
The contest will be poetry only and will run from August 1 - October 31, 2012. The theme is "Color". You can choose to write about one color, or many. You can describe a situation, perso
December Gems...Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland by =Phatpuppyart-StudiosEglise Saint-Eustache 0387 by ~JuliaKretsch.: The Horror Of Beauty :. by ~NatiatVIIMANDALA DESIGN 131 5A by *Philluppussendiri by ~styvopDances Oceans by =MirellaSantanadream by ~BlackCocktailWho Are You.. by =SweediesArtTolerance by ~emilieleger:thumb340514746:Frost by ~DearPoetryGreen by ~Y43Serendipity and Snowfall by =Sammur-amatFlight of Fantasy reworked by *aldwarke..: Now and Forever :.. by *Mademoiselle-Psprinkled with love by ~mj-magict e m p t e d by `creativemikeydoze by *kyptanuyWarm wishes from a marmot by *Momotte2an almost epilogue by ~Another-HitchhikerSanta Fe de Bogota by =AzizrianDaoXrakPrincess by ~MadPrinceFeanorEmbossment by ~psithurismsLove by ~ShamonenessNight Dweller by ~juhoham.: God Has A Plan For Us All :. by ~NatiatVIINew Orleans 1 by *Mayhem79It's a Delicate World. by ~likektCrow's Nest by ~Dragon-of-Rivendellrising from the river by ~i-am-a-bridgewalkermothers by *ohsostarryeyed:thumb339957073:Steady She Goes by ~tiajoneslearning to breathe anew by *Hfeather53:thumb340272392:Chained song by *Paul-Gore:thumb322547868:I Watch You Fall by *LudificoAutumn by ~MaryKatherineSno earthly good by `YouInventedMeNeed by =Barklook, little cat by ~that-black-she-wolfKindred Spirits by *xeena-dragonkizzDecember Gems... in Personal More Like This
Poetry PromptsFor those participating in the :iconGlory-Be-Project:, here is a short list of prompts I came up with to help stir your muse. Actually, any writer is free to use them. I tried to come up with some random ones...Poetry Prompts in Personal More Like This
venus fly trap
overheard conversation (eavesdropping)
hats or hat
seaweed - kelp
ballet or ballerina
Art that will blow your mind!Just thought I'd share this crazy epic stuff I have come across over the last few weeks!Art that will blow your mind! in Personal More Like This
MARTIN KILMAS http://trendland.com/martin-klimas-porcelain-figurines/
"From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beautytemporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology."
3D Sidewalk/Floor Art! http://www.dzineblog360.com/2011/02/40-illusive-3d-sidewalk-art-photos-2/
Street art that deforms into incredible "3D perspectives" when viewed from the correct angles.
BRIAN DETTMER http://karanarora.posterous.com/insane-art-formed-by-carving-books-with-surgi
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time to create sculptures out of.....BOOKS!!!
ALYSSA MONKS http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/photo-realistic-paintings-by-alyssa-monks.html
Awesome Portrait Art Feature!Business Disciples,Awesome Portrait Art Feature! in Personal More Like This
I'd like to share some awesome portrait work I have come across recently, have admired for a while or just some artists who deserve some more love for their work!
Please take a moment to check out some of these artists' work! And if you would like me to feature a portrait or two of your own, by all means let me know!
Cumberbatch is better in everything by *Mononoke-KitsuneHeisenberg by ~RickyArt96
Hannibal Lecter by ~AmandaTollesonMarilyn Monroe by ~TheSatanicNunWho will care for the Fallen? by =ChaosAcathlaCyclops Xmen by *SoulfulCillaredmayne by ~tuxedos
Don't mess with me... I have an eyepatch by ~ArchXAngel20Nafilee by =SYoshikoMorning by ~chemicalRedWolverine by ~ConnieUitsuBond, Daniel Craig by ~Swezzels
Katie Melua by ~SwezzelsWilson by *euclaseBabylon 5 John Sheridan by ~Lun-artAmanda Seyfried by ~DasmayaThe Bane of Gotham by ~chimeraic
Walter White by ~imachinarium-stuffYummy - with movie now! by *NImportantWill Smith by ~Klaseraph:thumb361650148:Nucky Thompson ~ Boardwalk Empire by ~BezerkArtwerk
The Amazing Spiderman by ~dreamizy22Red Death by ~AnnikeOloloJason Statham by ~KlaseraphLes Miserables 2012: Eponine by *ThreshTheSkyQuorra by *Slacker-Drak
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #7Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week.So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #7 in Art Features More Like This
Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.
Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting!
%semi-sweeties is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help please join us!
PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II I - MLast year `MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for %projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II I - M in Art Features More Like This
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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II E - HLast year `MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for %projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II E - H in Art Features More Like This
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Celebrating Diversity #9Often we get lost in habits and do the same thing over and over again, and we forget about all the wonderful options there is out there. Celebrating Diversity is a series of articles that remind us how wide and rich the art world is and of the variety of options available on deviantART.Celebrating Diversity #9 in Deviant Events More Like This
I have to admit, I'm guilty of not browsing all of the galleries as much as I should. I love the Artisan Crafts world and I often get lost in its galleries and forget about the rest, so this time I went through all of the galleries looking for awesome art for this article, and I discovered forms of art I didn't even know about! It was a fantastic experience and I hope this series of articles will encourage you to do the same.
The Book that Travels the WorldToday I want to invite everyone to join a wonderful project, I was recently told about it and I think it's a beautiful thing to be a part of: a book that travels the world collecting art from every place it visits.The Book that Travels the World in Art Features More Like This
The project was started by ~Traumfaengerin-Wish with this idea: "I want to create a book that travels around the world, from one deviant to another. Each deviant can add his part to the book, a drawing, poem,a little story, photos, etc.
I want to reach every corner of the world with this book, to see how wide our network reaches, to let other people see how wide we are connected, to let them be able to touch, to hold the proof in their hands."
Two books are already traveling and a third book is on the making. 216 people already signed in, the books will visit 52 countries, and counting! Everyone is welcome to join and share some of their art with people from all over the world. Once the book is finished there's talks about getting it published!
PE: Interview with Evelin-Novemberdusk*Evelin-Novemberdusk has an unique gift for food decoration. Her gallery is full of beautiful, inspirational and delicious works of art, everything she does has a very distinctive style that stands from the rest. She's also a very kind person and allowed us to interview her, she has a lot of wisdom and words of encouragement to share with aspiring artists. EnjoyPE: Interview with Evelin-Novemberdusk in Art Features More Like This
Thank you so much for doing this interview, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
To tell the truth, I always become a little confused when it comes to describing who I actually am (my personality). So, my name is Evelin, I study journalism at Moscow State University. Apart from my commitment to culinary, I have a real passion for foreign languages (I’m learning Japanese and Korean), martial arts and I pleasure in the company of different odd-birds. Can get along without sleep or food for a few days when finding
PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II N - RLast year `MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for %projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II N - R in Art Features More Like This
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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II S - VLast year `MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for %projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II S - V in Art Features More Like This
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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II A - DLast year `MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for %projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II A - D in Art Features More Like This
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Art History Project: Magical RealismMagical Realism (or Magic Realism) is difficult to explain to those that have never read it, someone once told me that "it's something that you feel but can't really explain". Depending on who you ask you will hear a different interpretation of the genre, but that's part of the beauty behind it.Art History Project: Magical Realism in Literature Features More Like This
Magical realism is a genre of literature (although it can appear in visual arts too) that originated in Latin America somewhere in the middle of the XX century with several stories that settled the bases for it, such as "El Reino de Este Mundo" (The Kingdom of this World) by Alejo Carpentier (1949) and "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo (1955), but "Cien Años de Soledad" (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez (1967) is considered the most important novel of magical realism.
Magical realism is unique in that it stretches reality without breaking it, masterfully walking the fine line between reality and fiction. The things that happen in magical realism are not ma
Yes.My sole purpose for drawing fan arts and fan comics is to convert you into JayDick fans. I may not be successful but I'm working on it. It takes time. I know that.Yes. in Personal More Like This
You can kill me now.
ConsistencyI apologize for cheating on you with Tumblr.Consistency in Personal More Like This
I draw porn and I can't actually put them in DA.
You know how DA hates man x man porn
GratitudeCome to think of it, I've never done this.Gratitude in Personal More Like This
I would like to say thank you to everyone who commented, faved and watched me :> Doesn't matter if you've been watching me from the start or you've just recently watched me, I really, really appreciate it.
I would have replied to all your comments but I've been busy and it's kind impossible to actually reply to every single one because I get a lot ;n; But believe me, I read them all <3333
I am truly grateful to have someone who truly enjoy my crappy art >////
ConfirmedJust got back from prenatal clinic. It's finally showing in the ultrascan DDD <333Confirmed in Personal More Like This
It is 5 weeks old <3 Might be an August baby if all goes well, will get a better due date in my next visit a month from now. Still too small to make any assumption but it's really there.
I have now started eating all the supplements the doctor gave me and followed their advice and stuff. They really stress on drinking milk, like, a lot since calcium is really, really important and I don't really drink milk regularly lmao
The doctor also said the possibility for miscarriage is high for first time pregnancy so I have to really take care of myself and the baby. Man, I didn't know it would take a lot of work >.<
But it's really there omg
My baby <3
Frequently Asked Questions.--- PERSONAL ---Frequently Asked Questions. in Personal More Like This
What is your name and where are you from/where do you live?
My name is Abby and I live in Malaysia.
What is your first language and what other language do you speak?
My first is Bahasa Malaysia. I also speak English.
How did you come up with your Deviantart/Tumblr usernames? What was the story behind each of them?
I have quite of numbers of usernames for my Tumblr blog and only one for my Deviantart, that is Colours07. So let's start with my Deviantart username.
I decided this name for Deviantart because I couldn't make up my mind with all the colour names I wanted to put for my username. I couldn't pick up at least one colour because I like all of them, and so because I didn't want any colour to be left behind, I gather all of them and became Colours. The spelling is "Colours" because I was taught that way and because "Colours" have 7 letters. "07" being my favourite n
Dance Baby DanceSome more stupid GIF edits I did in Tumblr.Dance Baby Dance in Personal More Like This
Yeah. I don't know.
More stupid GIFsI like making the Batfamily dance like crazy.More stupid GIFs in Personal More Like This
From left: Damian, Steph, Dick, Jason and Tim.
Not pictured: Bruce facepalming.
Why do I waste my time doing these I will never know.
HeLpI'm having a feel attackHeLp in Personal More Like This
Way worse than normal
hue this isn't even something to write a Thing about
I've been having major feels about ten rose since http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fZKLKcoMqlw
uGH I BOUGHT THE SKNG BC I REALLY LOKE IT BUT IT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY BC IT'S SO SAD