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
Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism VideosSince this keeps being a reoccurring topic I thought I'd lend a hand and put together a comprehensive list of web shows and youtube videos that pretty much explain or talk about these various topics. The vast majority of these will be from Jimquisition and MovieBob's various shows (because in my eyes they're the two biggest proponents out there discussing this stuff on a regular basis), but there's a couple other web shows too. They've been all categorized and easily separated so you can pick and choose whatever you wanna watch. BTW: If you aren't already watching these shows, you really should be!Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism Videos in Personal More Like This
The format is (name of episode) (name of show) (web link). ENJOY!
Sexism in Nerd Culture
Tropes Vs. MovieBob - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5950-Tropes-vs-MovieBob
Not Okay - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5436-Not-Okay
I'm going to murder your children - Jimquisition - http://www.escap
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Used Game ParadigmOver the course of this past generation I've been watching the video game market react to the way it's been forced to deal with increasing changes. I've come out against used game sales and even written a journal about boycotting GameStop because (like most people at the time) I believed they were the root cause of all the problems the video game industry has. But that's something I don't believe now as intently as i did then. From where I sit, piracy and used games sales are a problem, but not in the way game companies want us to believe that they are.The Used Game Paradigm in Personal More Like This
Used games are a good thing for consumers. We get to try games out, and if we don't like what we see or finish it early, we trade it in and try another title instead. It's a very good system for us since video game rentals are much harder to come by. Most video rental stores in America have gone extinct and outside specific Red Box Kiosks there aren't a lot of places for consumers to rent video games. The exception, of course, being thr
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
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
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
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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
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,
SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
SNIPPY: evidence"Blasted mug!"SNIPPY: evidence in Personal More Like This
I looked at it hatefully.
"This is all your fault!"
I attempted to throw the mug at the Arbitrator, to smash it, to let go of it.
Nothing of the sort was possible.
I flailed left and right. The mug did not budge. I could not let it go, no matter how hard I tried. It was as if it were glued to me with a strange static-like substance. It rolled between my fingers and from one hand to the other, but it was as if I were made of iron and the mug were a powerful rare-earth magnetic bearing coated with oil.
Why can't I let go of the mug?!
Did the Arbitrator's reconstruction of my organs have anything to do with this?
Upon giving up to prying the mug out of my hands, I turned to the Arbitrator and spoke.
I made my case calmly and clearly, pressuring various facts that my DNA couldn't possibly be on the mug and that I looked nothing like Captain and that it might as well scan my memories for evidence or something of that sort.
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
CREATIVE WRITING TIEMLook at the organic/inorganic object on your right.CREATIVE WRITING TIEM in Personal More Like This
Thanks to Freedom of Marriage act of 2074 it is now your Life Partner.
Write a brief story of your happy life with ______ in your comments.
Draw with DA MURO for bonus points.
THE CHURCH OF GOOGLISMSTEP 1: The problem.THE CHURCH OF GOOGLISM in Personal More Like This
You have a problem.
Don't tell me you don't have problems.
Everyone has problems.
Determine what your biggest problem is.
Don't have a big problem? Too scared to admit it?
You can start smaller- How about a small problem?
How about something that concerns/bothers/confuses you today/this week/recently?
Come up with a bunch of keywords that describe your problem.
STEP 2: Ask google for solution to your problem.
Google your question using ALL the possible keyword combinations that your problem relates to or has in it.
See if anyone already has a similar problem or has already resolved it.
Take 3 hours if you must.
Finding correct information can get tough, especially if it is obscure, hidden, answered incorrectly or has conflicting answers.
Answers without proper sources or evidence are generally incorrect and should be disregarded.
If there are too many conflicting solutions and opposing answers and you're not sure which is correct,
Use the principle of
'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.
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
No.Recent message:No. in Personal More Like This
"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
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
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
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
Shwing.Day of the Doctor, trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6FMCqYrBoShwing. in Personal More Like This
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing. in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange? in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
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
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 Rosen-Garden 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
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!
A portrait of a sexy man. by Mononoke-KitsuneHeisenberg by RickyArt96
Hannibal Lecter by AmandaTollesonMarilyn Monroe by TheSatanicNunWho will care for the Fallen? by ChaosAcathlaCyclops Xmen by CillasILLUSTRATIONS:thumb345062605:
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-art:thumb367290709:The 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 aditgomezRed Death by AnnikeAndrewsJason Statham by KlaseraphLes Miserables 2012: Eponine by ThreshTheSkyQuorra by Slacker-Drak
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
10 Random Facts About MeCopied this from my tumblr 'cuz I really wanted something new in my journal space. Enjoy!10 Random Facts About Me in Personal More Like This
1. I have a scar on top of each hand, a long one across my left knuckles and small one between the metacarpals of my thumb and forefinger on the right. Both scars are from my cats’ back feet when they tried to use my hands as a launch pad. I actually like the scars because long after my cats are gone, I’ll have something to remember them by.
2. I played alto saxophone as hobby during my school years. My parents, not realizing I still played it, sold my my sax just after I graduated. If I ever got my hands on another one, I’d love to pick it back up again.
3. I was also the only guy in my high school’s Color Guard. I spin a mean flag and rifle. Though I initially resisted (honest), I ended up dating three of the girls on the team.
4. My all-time favorite song is
Cartoon rip-off Alert!A restaurant swiped and redid one of my freind Jim Benton's cartoons.Cartoon rip-off Alert! in Personal More Like This
The blatant idea theft
Not cool. Wanted to spread the word 'cuz it's one thing when just a person does this, but when a business does it then we really gotta make sure they know folks are paying attention. Cartoonists UNITE!
UPDATE! Looks like we spooked them enough to get it taken down. Jim is super relieved. High five, guys!
Sucks to be Weegie and FHAS/Four Swords Videos!I'm back from AnimeUSA and it was AWESOME (working on an epic report for it which you can find on my tumblr later this week.) Before I left for that con, though, I received quite a treat!Sucks to be Weegie and FHAS/Four Swords Videos! in Personal More Like This
Youtube user hathorliderc (if you have a dA account, buddy, let me know and I'll add it) and a team of incredibly talented amateur voice actors put together a couple videos where they dubbed my "Sucks to be Weegie" and "Fair-Haired Adventure Seekers" comics and even added music and sound effects (including stuff by The One-Ups, my all-time fav video game cover band!) I've linked them below...
Sucks to be Weegie Stage 1
Features Castles, Welcome to Luigi Kart, Luigi & Daisy's Blind Date and more! On a side note, I am head over heels in love with the girl who voices Daisy. Whoever you are, call me. *Sarah throws muffin at his head* OW!
Sucks to be Weegie Stag
I wish this was a real show!A six-minute Benz commercial by the Japanese anime studio Production I.G..I wish this was a real show! in Personal More Like This
Having to catch legendary food trucks to eat their wares?
That is a show I would watch!
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... ^_^
The Turrets AnthemA fun little CG music video I found... just for the hell of it.The Turrets Anthem in Personal More Like This
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
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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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!
Meet the Artisan Crafts GalleryTo kick off the craftiest month of the year, let me take you to a little tour around the Artisan Craft galleries deviantART has to offer! They will give you a good idea of how wide and rich the artisan crafts world is, and they may even inspire you to pick up a craft you always wanted to try or didn't even know existedMeet the Artisan Crafts Gallery in Art Features More Like This
Anthro involves combining human motivation, characteristics, or
behaviour with inanimate objects, animals, plants, or natural phenomena.
In other words, animals or objects that act or resemble human nature in
Sub-galleries: Clothing, Costumes, Masks and Props & Accessories.
Note: This gallery is also taken care
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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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
Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
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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: Interview with Evelin-NovemberduskEvelin-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
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.
PE: The Miniatures GalleryMiniatures is one of the newest subcategories in the Artisan Crafts gallery, it was introduced less than 3 months ago. It's still rather small and many people don't know about it yet, so this feature will explore it a bitPE: The Miniatures Gallery in Art Features More Like This
Miniatures are copies or models of things, made on a small scale.
Animals, Nature and Scenery
Miniatures of animals, plants, birds, trees, planets etc.
Dollhouses and Rooms
Furnishings made specifically for Doll houses and full rooms.
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
About the Username Change and the Imeji CheinjiI never believed that name change would exist due to many valid reasons, but yet, they made it. Honestly, I've been wanting to change my name since long time. I'm in no ties or any desire with "Pearl" in any way which I named it when I was quite young. Also that name makes me sick sometimes- so a new name change is going to be a great, refreshing start.About the Username Change and the Imeji Cheinji in Personal More Like This
So, yes I do plan to change name yet my icon will remain not changed to keep people to recognize me. And here I want to write a journal about being really careful, be smart and think twice if we decide to change name: to not cause that kind of trend where "Oh I got bored with that name, lemme change onto another" and making a'la Japan's trend of changes known as imeji cheinji.
Firstly, try to imagine, if there is artist (or active watcher, popular artist, active friend or even troller which you dislike etc.) which you admire is known under Crystallox2* (and you probably will notice how many people also call that person as "Crys"
StashBeta Testers!Stash in Personal More Like This
What happens 100,000 times a day on dA, but hasn't changed much in the last 10 years?
So, here's something a little new.
Your Stash on deviantART is a home for all your images, writing, flash, everything! Here's how it works...
You can drag & drop as many files as you like into your Stash (up to 2GB), really quickly.
Those submissions will not appear in your gallery, or to your Watchers, until you say so.
You can send around the link to anything in your Stash, perhaps to gather more-private Critiques before sending the piece to your Gallery, or whatever you like!
Later on (or right away..), pick a Stashed item and hit Publish to send it to your Gallery, Watchers, groups, etc. as usual!
You'll find the Stash on the 'Submit' menu at the top of the site.
The old Submit page will
People can't join your Group?Many new Founders are facing this problem, they open up their brand new group and wait for the masses to come pouring in...but nothing! A little later, someone comments telling you that Join request aren't open! Oh no, whatever shall you do?People can't join your Group? in Personal More Like This
Thankfully, RJDaae has you covered, with her informative article on How to Set Your Membership/Join Request!
Edit by namenotrequired: This is covered in the FAQ now! :faq400:
See all groups-related FAQs