On the Subject of BasesFellow People of Deviantart,More Like This
I am here today to talk to you about Bases and Dolling.
I am not asking you to do it, or even to like it, but just to put out a standpoint that is sorely missing from this ongoing row over what a Base really is.
You may think a base is a large traced piece from anime with no skill and that the people who draw on top of them are lazy artists who just don't want to learn how to draw. Some bases are traced, but not every base.
Dolling is a hobby, something that is done for fun, and not every doller out there wants to be able to draw like a whiz kid. A lot of people hold down jobs, or full time education and just want a little fun. And so they are able to use a base that they like and draw some clothes and hair onto it, often very skillfully.
The 3rd Rozen Maiden by Felirile :thumb196488107:
Collaborative Doll ContestEdit: About 30 hours to go until the contest closes!More Like This
The theme is collaboration itself. In groups of 2-4, create one doll and submit it to the contest. I want to see the talents of everyone involved shine through So the doll itself can be of anything, as long as it is a digital doll.
Groups must have at least 2 people and no more than 4 (not including the base maker if an adopted base is chosen)
One doll is all that is required per group; if you have multiple dolls in the submission, each group member must have done something on each doll (the hair or line art or something)
No frankendolling/frankenbasing (taking parts of other people's work and cutting and pasting it together)
The doll must be submitted after 3PM February 14th Est
The doll must be submitted to this category http://www.deviantart.com/submit/?catpath=contests/2012/doll before 11:59PM PST
A random insane crack wintery OC meme :: BlankRULES:More Like This
- Pick 10 of your OCs in any order. If you don’t have 10 OCs use canon, borrow yer friends's char, whatever.
- Don't look at the numbers in the questions while picking the characters! (it's more fun that way)
- Link back to the blank.
- Have fun! Ho ho ho...
PICK YOUR VICTIMS!
1. Say, , have you been nice or naughty this year?
2. That's wonderful! Meanwhile  and  have to do some holiday shopping and the place is super crowded!
3. Oh noes,  was arrested for throwing some turkeys and a moose out of a helicopter! What happened? Did  do anything about it?
4.  made a meal for , how was it?
5. Rejoice, , you are going to be 's secret Santa this year! Shh, what would you gift  for Christmas?
6.  was randomly visited by 's Ghost of Christmas Past because they was bored. What (interesting) scene did they show  about 's past?
7. Bummer, a random hobo expelled the ghost. In the mean
10 Second Tip - ForeshadowingMore Like This
I hear the term 'foreshadowing' a lot. That's when you hint at stuff to come, right? So yeah, but how do I DO it?
Foreshadowing is when the opening scene of a story is a kind of nutshell prophecy for the whole story.
* In a Horror, this is when the originating Bad Thing happens.
* In a Mystery or Crime story, it's when the first victim is slain, and/or object (McGuffin) goes missing.
* In a Romance this is where the main character meets their soon-to-be lover for a fleeting but memorable moment.
* In a Sci-fi, this is where the ruling Theory is presented.
* In a Gothic, this is where the main character transforms into a monster for the first time.
This also reveals the Premise, or ruling argument that the story is trying to illustrate; what the story is trying to Prove.
The results of Revenge
The path of Ambition
The reality of Love
The sacrifices one mak
Vocaloid RantI have been in the Vocaloid Fandom for 3 months now. I actually knew about vocaloids a year ago but only recently have I've gotten into it. That being said there are a few things I would like to get off my chest:More Like This
1. Miku is overrated
Yes, this is a opinion, but it is a opinion that is justified. Miku fits the definition of overrated in both the standard and urban term. People are starting to get tired of her singing every anime and Japanese song that was ever created. We want to hear the other vocaloids for a change.
Does that mean you should stop liking Miku? No, It just means don't throw a hissing fit when someone says they don't like Miku or is tired of hearing her voice.
2. Stop pairing bashing
If you like KaitoxMiku, well good for you, but for the love of god stop going on a KaitoxMeiko PV and saying how Miku is sooo much better for Kaito. It will start a flame war which nobody wants.
I was hoping that because there are no canon pairings in the vocaloid universe there w
Trauma and the BrainMore Like This
Trauma changes our brains on a fundamental level, the psychologically traumatised brain causes inscrutable eccentricities which can (and do) cause it to overreact or mis-react to stimulus and the realities of life. These neurological "mis-reactions" become established in part due to the effect that trauma has on the release of certain stress-responsive hormones, such as norepinephrine, along with the effect upon various areas of the brain involved in memory particularly the amygdale and the hippocampus.
The amygdale is the part of the brain responsible for communicating the emotional importance and evaluation, via the thalamus, of sensory information to the hippocampus. In accordance with the amygdales evaluation the hippocampus will activate to a greater or lesser degree, and functions to organise this information and integrate it with previous similar sensory events. Under a normal range of situations and conditions this system works well and effectively to conso
Nightmares and PTSDMore Like This
Nightmares refer to complex dreams that cause high levels of anxiety or terror. In general, the content of nightmares revolves around imminent harm being caused to the individual (e.g., being chased, threatened, injured, etc.). When nightmares occur as a part of PTSD, they tend to involve the original threatening or horrifying set of circumstances that was involved during the traumatic event. For example, a rape survivor might experience disturbing dreams about the rape itself or some aspect of the experience that was particularly frightening.
Nightmares can occur multiple times in a given night, or one might experience them very rarely. Individuals may experience the same dream repeatedly, or they may experience different dreams with a similar theme. When individuals awaken from nightmares, they can typically remember them in detail. Upon awakening from a nightmare, individuals typically report feelings of alertness, fear, and anxiety. Nightmares occur almost exclusively during rapid
Hypervigilance and PTSDOne of the diagnostic criteria for PTSD is hypervigilance. Hypervigilance is watchfulness or checking one's surroundings that is over and above what is normal or reasonable. Hypervigilance takes many forms. It is what makes some of us always choose an aisle seat or one where our back is to a wall. It's what makes some of us carry defensive weapons such as guns, knives, mace or pepper spray, a police whistle or a mobile phone set to 999. It makes some of us cross the street to avoid suspicious people. Some of us have alarm systems, multiple locks, window locks, high fences, guard dogs, etc. Another form of hypervigilance is studying people very carefully in an attempt to look deeply into their soul to determine exactly what they are made of. Hypervigilance is included in the cluster of symptoms referred to as "increased arousal". This cluster also includes difficulty sleeping, irritability or outbursts of anger, difficulty concentrating, and exaggerated startle response.More Like This