Just lost a friend to complications from brain surgery...
Let the Cream Rise to the TopIf I may be permitted a moment to point out the obvious – there is an absurd volume of crap here on deviantArt. At times it can be very disheartening to wade through this swamp of mediocrity. If it isn’t rank amateurs (who really need to learn the value of the expression ‘keep practicing’) seeking commissions for their significantly less-than-stellar artistic talent, it’s fan-artists regurgitating that same mundane pop-culture flotsam that has driven consumer culture for many decades. If it isn’t nauseatingly-adorable young cosplayers in sexy outfits, it’s severely untalented ‘people with cameras’ playing at being photographers by posting a thousand and one uninspired, yawn-inducing snaps of their cats, or whatever else they come across. If it isn’t vanity-driven young girls posting nudes to get attention, it’s misogynist assholes barely able to call themselves men posting nudes of young girls to feed some perverse
Something of an UpdateSo...went and watched Solo today at the AMC across town. Not a great movie by any means, apart from effects and the visuals. However, that's par for the course where Disney films are concerned anymore so you can't really measure a film's greatness by those factors alone these days. I think I'm in agreement with whomever it was who said the film adds nothing significant to the Star Wars mythos. And, frankly, I think the manner in which Chewbacca and Han met in the 'Legends' continuity is much more interesting. It's a shame, really. The cash-flow formula that seemingly infests films these days is very much at work here. If I had to characterize Solo, I would call it a low-brow, less complicated version of Ocean's 12...in space... The characters aren't that interesting and seem to be cut whole cloth out of some generic guide for character development that you can buy on the discount rack at Wal-Mart. Most of the film is easily forgettable and wont be worth discussing in 40 years time. It'
Something of an Update.I...FUCKING...HATE...the 4th of July!
It's bad enough having to deal with Eastside morons on a regular basis, but then to have to deal with all these stupid fucking fireworks explosions for the roughly ten days surrounding what is supposed to be the 'birth' of the United States... These idiots don't care about the history, traditions, and institutions that represent the best of what America has to offer. If they did, there would be a lot more people screaming for Trump's ouster from office. And, as a matter of fact, he probably wouldn't have been able to steal the White House in the first place. Thus, we would have a leader with solid experience in Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy, who isn't sucking off one of our biggest political rivals at every turn; to say nothing of the fact that we wouldn't be facing the possibility of a tyrannically-fascist, Right-Wing Supreme Court. Now, maybe if Hilary had soundly defeated Donnie Dickhead (like she, in actuality, did) we would
Something of an UpdateJust dropped off the Holter Monitor the clinic saddled me with for 48 hours. Will know in a week or so if anything came of the results. The background here is that my GP at my primary care provider heard my heart skip a beat during a routine blood pressure check almost two weeks ago. So after doing an onsite EKG (which came back with nothing irregular) they referred me to another clinic at the hospital to get the monitor fitted for a two-day observation. Well, now it's over and I don't have to worry about sensor leads popping out every time I go to the toilet or fall asleep.
Went to see The Goonies at Flix with my sister and her girls the other day, as the latest event in their FanFest series. Crazy to think that half of that cast went on to highly successful careers. Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano certainly had careers beforehand but I think their best stuff came later. For Joe it had to be the iconic Cypher in The Matrix. And though I'm a bit biased against police
A Tidbit on Mental HealthWoman With Anxiety Makes A List For Her Boyfriend Of How To Deal With Her, And Everyone Needs To Read It
Sometimes being neurotic has it's advantages. One reason people with mental health problems have such a poor time with relationships is that they don't have the wherewithal or the language necessary to communicate the symptoms of their illness. This inevitably results in an inability of the other party (be it a family member, a co-worker, a lover, etc) to understand and alienation ensues between the two. Clearly, this woman has figured out that self-awareness is key to over-coming the strain of mental illness on relationships and I think everyone should take a cure from her playbook.
For those with mental health problems - don't get stuck in the question 'what am I doing wrong' but, rather, take note of your past failings, analyze what happened and work out how things could go diff
Something of an Update.We'll start with the good news. Went to Flix BH last week to see Spaceballs with my sister and her two girls. It was a rare chance to see a classic bit of satire on the big screen so I took it. Went and saw Avengers IW at the same just today. Epic film with a great cast but the resolution left something to be desired in terms of emotional impact. It's pretty hard to pull any kind of surprise twists when one knows how Disney is playing the long game with these films. Of course, now that they're pilfering the 20th Century Fox Marvel properties in their mouse-eared pop-culture-dictator pirate ship (with an eye toward incorporating those characters into the MCU) you know the inevitable 'reboot' film is coming. I don't know that such a move will dampen my enthusiasm for the Marvel Cine-verse but it's a cheap move none the less. And Disney has proven beyond a doubt that they are willing to do whatever it takes to pander to their shareholders and the bottom line. I refer you to the way
Something of an Update.Genetic testing came back on the cheek swabs my GP took a couple of weeks ago. Didn't really provide any serious revelations except to confirm what I pretty much knew ten years ago - that Paxil didn't work for me. So...back to the medication roulette wheel once again... Frankly, I'd rather die than gain anymore weight...
Sleep doctor's light therapy regimen has me fucked up a bit. I can't begin to imagine how many times I've forgotten to take my meds because his instructions have my internal clock fuckered up six ways from Sunday...
And if the next forty years are going to be more of the same in regard to the last twenty years...I don't really want the next forty years. I may be, as my therapist says, a 'survivor', but that's not good enough. If I can't find a way to live then I really don't want this life...
Something of an Update.Life seems to get worse for me the harder I try to correct my issues, whether it's suffering the horrid side-effects of a medication regimen in an attempt to sort out what meds will actually work for my mental health issues, suffering the fallout of the instructions of my sleep doctor in a doomed-to-fail attempt to correct my sleep patterns, or just generally having to wake up every 'day' and muster the strength of will it takes to face the reality that I really have no future and nothing to actually live for. My love of music is all but dead and has been for over a year now, ever since I packed away all my musical equipment after parting ways with someone with whom I fell in love. My love of art seems to be dying as well. I haven't been to the local art center in I don't know how long and I haven't been able to muster the will to paint for at least four months. In fact, all I've managed to do of late, art-wise, is draw some practice sketches from an instructional book I found at a boo
Headshot commissions -CLOSED-Comment down below if you're interested for a slot, and include the info of what commission type you want!
Don't note me until I give you a heads-up
This will make it easier for people to see how many spots are left, in case I'm lagging behind on updating the list.
If there are 3 unanswered comments claiming a spot on a list with only 2 spots left, then you can be pretty sure that it's all filled up.
First come first serve!
-Sketch and simple headshots // and semi-/ painted headshots will each have their own list,, because the former is much quicker to do and I usually have the energy to do multiple simple headshots in a row.
Simple headshots 18$
Painted headshots 35$
You can also ask for:
sketched headshots 5$ (no color)
or semi-painted headshots 20$ (rougher,
Design contest! (DL. Nov.10th)Another contest. ^^ Pretty lenient and plenty to choose from so you don't feel restricted!
It's straight forward.. design anything from the links/info below!
I'll try to keep the journal short in hope people will actually ready it thoroughly unlike my other events. ;c
First things first!
Your art level does not matter, this is for creativity! Let your heart burst with imagination!^ That said, if you feel comfortable about it, you may use a base - as long as the base grants permissions for this sort of use.^ Bases are accepted--especially if used for just outfits/armours or weapons.^Digital AND traditional, pixel, any! are all welcome.
You can submit up to 2 character and 2 outfit/weapons/etc designs from each link, but keep in mind, only 1 of your submissions can win.^ To clarify. you only "need" to give one entry. but you're allowed a total of four.
Obviously, don't copy/trace/steal and all that.
[Evo Hall and Merch Usage]"The freedom to play"
'Evolving a Pokemon may or may not require an item but regardless of that this is the place to make it official! And don't get me started on using your cool items you won and/or bought. You can be sure to let us know you used them here as well.'
This is where you come for both Evolution and Item Usage purposes. When you are ready to evolve a Pokemon or use an Item, please post the appropriate form below.
Please remember that we have a "Rule of 10" implemented along with a no-editing rule, meaning that any receipt that exceeds over ten forms on a single comment or that has been edited, will promptly be denied. You will have to submit a new receipt in order for it to be confirmed. Thank you!
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AlexandraTale ServerI'm going to just leave it here so people don't have to ask me.
Here is my server if you haven't joined.
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Commissions are open
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I usually have 4 slots per week
Fourth week open (after 23th)
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Everything you need to know before you order a commission
1- Commissions works must NOT be used for any commercial use such as t-shirt designs, art sale or on books and comics that are gonna be sold.All these prices are for personal use only. If you need my works for commercial use, please get in touch by my email below and let me know what kind of art do you need and where it's gonna be used so we can talk and negotiate about prices.
2- If for some reason I can not finish your illustration, I will give your money back
So You Like AnastasiaP BaTIM? (Rant)So you like AnastasiaP BaTIM? Well then I either A: Pity you or B: will be against you. Why am I making a journal about this famous MMD user? Well, This is a rant so I am going to swear and express my true self. If you don't want to see the real me then don't read this.
I made a bunch of journals one of my puppet accounts called "MMD Justice" and I'm taking it to the next level here.
The person at fault here is the one and only, the famous 15-year-old UNDERAGED (remember that) TEENAGER named @/FellNastya or AnastasiaP BaTIM. This bitch is so bad that TDA THEMSELVES are keeping watch on her ass. She is being rightfully accused of: Tda porn, tracing motions, stealing poses, editing models without consent, abusing her girlfriend, underaged sex images, fandom obsessions, texture stealing, not crediting model parts, and a whole lot of other shit.
You know those BaTIM models everyone wants from ShiinaRei r
Watchers-only Free Art Raffle (Aug-Sept 2018)NOW CLOSED. I'M YET COUNTING THE TICKETS BECAUSE OF COMPUTER ISSUES. A VIDEO WILL BE UPLOADED SOON WITH THE NUMBERS PICKED.
BIG EDIT: NOW WE'LL HAVE EXTRA NUMBERS PICKED! THREE DIFERENT WATCHERS WILL RECEIVE THE SAME TYPE OF ART!
Hello guys, hope you all aren't upset I got away, I was at college. Let's get back in track! If you are one of my watchers and comment this journal, you may earn yourself a totally free sketch art, like these:
The only things you need is:
1. Being a Watcher;
2. Comment this Journal with a real person or character of your preference, references included (1 raffle ticket).
(Optional: How to Get More tickets)
- Share this in a journal and comment the link back (1 extra ticket);
- If you really want it, you may donate 1 point for another raffle ticket (yes, you may buy extra tickets you want for the raffle - limited to 15 extra tickets by points so Isn't too m
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