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Sat May 14, 2011, 1:42 AM
Fantasy book cover parodies (NSFW in some cultures):
Part 1: mightygodking.com/index.php/20…
Part 2: mightygodking.com/index.php/20…
Part 3: mightygodking.com/index.php/20…

Of course, getting the gist requires that one has actually read a couple of these.  ;)


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Crimfall
  • Reading: Fatal Revenant

HBO's Game of Thrones

Fri Apr 22, 2011, 11:22 AM
Anyone else watching this? Seen merely a single episode so far, but I don't consider it a bad adaptation, although it's naturally missing a fair deal of the detail introduced in the novel. Casting's pretty well done, Sean Bean's quite awesome as Eddard Stark, Viserys and Joffrey radiate well that malignancy their rotten little minds wallow in (holy crap I hate, hate, HATE that bloody bastard of Cersei). Always imagined Tyrion rather uglier, but well.... Guess it'll take a couple of more eps anyhow to see how this show starts rolling.

Khal Drogo... *drools all over the floor until dehydration strikes* EGADS, WHERE DO THEY MAKE MEN THAT LOOK LIKE THAT??? XDDD

Bah, should re-read the whole set before the 5th volume; feel like I have horribly big moth holes in my mental tapestry of the plot. Time, Time, where art thou when I need moar of thee?


And thank goodness there's still intelligent literature in this world beneath all the hype about sparkly wimpires and other IQ-destroying, frivolous fluff. :roll:



On another note, is there a reason why people have almost entirely stopped commenting? :/ I've been asking for crits 4-5 times lately, and for the most part I get only silence. Feels pretty frustrating.


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Kivimetsän druidi
  • Reading: re-reading The Power that Preserves

Anyone read Steven Erikson... (edit)

Wed Apr 20, 2011, 1:16 PM
...and have an opinion on whether his books are worth taking a peek? While looking for more dark, gritty, complex fantasy, I stumbled upon the name in the main Stephen Donaldson forums. Appears that this fellow has authored a humongous doorstopper series that consequently would require a fair deal of time to delve into.

Also, OMG ZOMG HOMG THIS. Tyrion Lannister shall retuuuurn!!!112678 I just hope the release date won't be postponed AGAIN. ;___; *glances back at all those years of impatient waiting*

Yesyes, my gallery's entirely lacking ASOIAF fanart, but that scarcely means anything. ;) I read the first TC book two years ago, and the major fangirling bout struck only now. As the Ents and whatsists say, "Don't be hasty, burarum..."


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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Turned 30...

Sun Apr 10, 2011, 2:13 PM
...and feeling old. For me, it's mainly a day among others and nothing that significant, but thanks for all the greetings nonetheless. :)

In other importless news, while perusing TV Tropes once again, I stumbled upon the classification of anti-heroes page. It was amusing to find almost all my favorite non-villain novel characters listed there, from Granny Weatherwax to Sam Vimes to Arya Stark to Snape to LA/TC (self-explanatory...), or alternatively discover the same label smugly grinning next to the person's name on a separate site. Alright, alright, I've always known Bartimaeus is an anti-hero, but still. I just wonder what's the gist here. XD Is it simply that anti-heroes have so much more personality and humaneness (as in credible flaws) that I'm automatically more drawn to them? I didn't really even consider Granny Weatherwax an anti-hero before reading the trope site. But well...suppose it makes sense on a certain level.


Some crits on the latest uploads would be welcome. Seems really, really silent here.


Blaablaa going to bed now.


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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Does anyone know whether the 'more from (this artist)' feature placed near every deviation can be disabled or altered? At the moment, it's unearthing horrible old scrawlings from the pits of my gallery, from the time when I hardly possessed the faintest idea of correct anatomy and composition. I scarcely wish to showcase such fugly junk next to much better works. I have a hunch that if I moved the sodden bunch to Scraps, the annoyance might cease. On the other hand, I really wouldn't have time right now for drastic gallery reorganizing only because of some new gimmick DA's coding gurus are so fond of introducing to our pages every now and then.  

Suggestions?


Yes, and my inbox is bursting with messages I haven't yet answered to. Sorry, been just so busy lately with work and other whatsits. -_- Also should upload more pics from my recent trip to Czech Republic...

Friday's snowfall had covered all the skiing tracks here, so I opened a few kilometers of it on my own today. Required much more strength than I would've believed. Yup, Finns are insane enough to tie wooden planks to their feet and go trampling through snowbound fields and forests just for fun. It's called cross-country skiing.


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Turisas -- End of an Empire
  • Reading: Silvertongue by C. Fletcher

OMG another Gargoyles Daily Dev? XD

Mon Jan 17, 2011, 11:46 AM
Just came home and went, "Guh, why is there half a thousand messages in my inbox?" Then it dawned on me.

What's hilarious is that I now have two Daily Deviations featuring Goliath/Elisa mush. XD XD Must be a curse or something, considering that these are the only schmaltz-arts I've ever concocted out of these two. :lmao:

Protect by zorm   Goliath + Elisa CC by zorm

Anyhow, THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS COMMENTED AND FAVED and of course miamiamyrose and alexandrasalas!! :glomp:

Off to sleep now.


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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...when I glance at the temperature and think, "Oh, it's a mere -10C. I can turn the heating down."

Global warming where. On the other hand, the southern tip of this European backwoods, whose personification, according to this comic is a mute, half-bedlamite alcoholic, brushes the same latitude lines as Greenland.

Also, our nitwitted parliament decides to raise the taxation of electricity and heating ridiculously at the time like this. Y'know, because according to the propaganda, the knee-high, very permanent snow outside is just a collective optical illusion caused by the mirage of Global Warming, and the near -30C cold front forecast to appear again in a few days' time probably some other form of hallucination. What.

Yes, and the whole hubbub about the rest of Europe turning chaotic because of a few inches of snow...don't know whether to laugh or cry. The airport of Helsinki-Vantaa has stood open all this while in spite of vaster amounts of that white fluff, which has already amounted to about two feet. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europ… Buses run normally, and I haven't missed a single day from work, even if the countryside roads have been a bit shoddily snow-plowed on occasion.


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Arkona
  • Reading: re-reading the Bartimaeus series
  • Drinking: coffee

New cartoon/anime recommendations?

Sat Dec 25, 2010, 3:21 PM
Almost a year back I asked people to recommend me some good anime or cartoon shows, and thought I'd do this again. ;) It was fun, thanks again! :glomp: I've watched quite a few of the recs posted in this thread, naturally depending on their availability in a form or another (among others, Static Shock, Batman Beyond (which was excellent), FMA, Darkwing Duck, etc.). Some are still waiting for their turn.

However, if anyone has seen something eye-catching with a gripping storyline lately, I'd gladly hear about it. :D I've had a busy year, and probably have missed oodles of goodies during all the hubbub. You can find my preferences in the old journal entry linked above, and concerning anime, I've mainly enjoyed shows that fall broadly in the seinen genre (flying pink blobs emitting incomprehensible noises like 'nyaan' and cutesy neko-girls with voices so high-pitched they break windows just give me a searing headache). Also, I prefer to experience anything 'foreign' with subs and original voice tracks to dubs where the mouth movements never sync properly. ;)

A little bit of romance is furthermore ok, as long as it doesn't involve weeping violins and sparklies. ;)


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Cor Scorpii
  • Reading: re-reading the Bartimaeus series
  • Drinking: tea

HP cosplaying tips?

Sun Oct 31, 2010, 5:41 AM
So...haven't really been interested in HP for years, but I'm going to the premiere of Deathly Hallows pt 1 with a bunch of people and thought to dress up.

Problem? I feel like too old to play any of the student characters, and I'm not all that keen on dyeing my hair for the sake of one night, plus I detest wigs. Any tips? :D :D I'm reddish-blonde, thin, bespectacled, with green-gray eyes and a very pale complexion. I don't remember whether any of the more interesting characters do fit this description. x|  

The current plan is to grab my Varangian garb slightly modified and represent some unnamed Durmstrang teacher. XD However, it would be nice to find a better match in the HP verse.


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Reading: Bartimaeus: the Ring of Solomon
  • Drinking: coffee

Picture progress journal

Sun Sep 12, 2010, 1:53 PM
To the handful of people who've asked me to post some artwork in a "rough state" with the underlying bluelines visible and some progress screens, here's an example.
(UNFORTUNATELY it's again TS/BLoSC-related; I'm obsessed right now. Sorry. :paranoid:)

First shot and progress screen #1:
TS trio rough wip by zorm TS gang progress by zorm

Progress #2:
Buzz Lightyear and co WIP 3 by zorm

In the middle of progress pieces #1 and #2, Zurg started living a life of his own.

SLIGHTLY WIP: Zurg wip by zorm  FINAL: Emperor Zurg by zorm

I also don't know whether it's sad or pathetic or both, but this spawned a fanfiction idea. zorm.deviantart.com/art/BLoSC-…


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Blind Guardian - Wheel of Time
  • Reading: I shall wear midnight

TS3

Sun Jun 20, 2010, 8:49 AM
What can I say.... Well, it WAS TOO SHORT. TOO SHORT, I TELL YOU!! ;__; Dammit, I haven't experienced this kind of fangasm since I discovered Gargoyles for the first time.

Near the end, I kept sobbing and laughing and choking to my drink all at the same time. Among all that quite heart-gripping emotional storytelling it was just too much to see Buzz suddenly riding a fluffy white unicorn with little pink hearts for nostrils. Yeah, and probably cannot listen to any Spanish music for a while either without becoming a writhing heap of snort-cackles. A cuckoo-gone plastic spaceman dancing pasodoble in a bush isn't something one can instantly scour out of their minds. XD XD XD I also love how he was all "I'm immune to your bewitching good looks!" in his first deluded state, and the next thing he's kneeling before Jessie all googly-eyed.


Oh, and I've always hated teddy bears, even as a kid. Now Pixar managed to double that feeling. Yay.

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Reading: Garth Nix's Seventh Tower series

Spanish Buzz (Toy Story 3)

Sat Jun 12, 2010, 1:21 AM
I just can't stop cracking up at him, even though I've watched these clips who knows how many times.  XD XD (Hey, I'm an oldtimer fan. I was like 15 when the first movie came out, and drawing these characters back then actually helped a lot with understanding the perspective properties of various geometric shapes and yada yada moar boring nerdbabble.)

Also, SPOILAHZ (and slightly repeated content, as is always the regrettable nature of these...).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYD6xG…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyXQo9…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3tpN_…


K, I'm officially fangirling this series SO MUCH again. XD AND OH THAT AMOUNT OF BUZZ/JESSIE asdasdasdf *squeeerun*. Canon crackships are the best. XD   

K, shutting up now.

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Reading: Garth Nix's Seventh Tower series

Flying through a nostalgia cloud

Sun May 23, 2010, 11:50 AM
So, spent another weekend merely by drawing and watching old movies and shows, as my lovely hayfever doesn't allow hiking at the moment. Therewith, the weather would've elsewise been really nice...

One of the absolutely-must-rewatch-films was Toy Story 2, which recently sped to the top of the list due to the summer triquel release. I'm still grinning as if I had a banana stuck sideways in my mouth; I didn't remember how brilliant it actually was. *sigh* I'm afraid I'm starting to fangirl this sordid thing again, especially that old crackship Buzz/Jessie. What with the screen time they're getting in the third part--judging by the trailers and clip-whatsits--and everything.... Srsly, Spanish Buzz? Cue spilled coke and a really sticky keyboard.

Sooo, expect fanart, at least after June 18th. I SO hope Zurg'll also make an appearance.

Yup, and Buzz's "involuntary pop-up reaction" near the end of TS2? Not very elusive, Pixar. XD XD

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Rhapsody of Fire
  • Reading: Neil Gaiman's Sandman

April 6th, and we're getting...snow?

Tue Apr 6, 2010, 10:18 AM
There's like 20cm of it left on my yard anyhow, so all is well in Jotunheim. Mr. Global Warming can still probably apply to that part-time weatherworking job the Employment Agency for Anthropomorphic Personifications offered somewhere in the middle of Kalahari.

If we start Fimbulwinter now, we can party at Ragnarök 2012. W00t.


Thanks everyone for the llamas! :lol:



:heart:

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Watching: Batman Beyond
  • Drinking: coffee

April Fools' Twilight Icons

Thu Apr 1, 2010, 7:05 AM
...:slow:

I'm actually finding these quite amusing. At least mine doesn't feature a sparkly-warkly angsting wimpy disgrace of a vampire. XD Unless they're changed at random intervals. :ninja:


Someone give me my own llama?


:heart:

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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I'm searching for some good reference books that have detailed pictures (large-ish, my eyesight isn't good). The few internet resources I've come across are pitifully scant in content and the images therein often pixelated and tiny. If you know any, feel free to tell. :) Preferably something I can find on Amazon.

Some topics:
-Various animal skeletons (lizards, mammals, ...)
-Simian anthropology, bone structures depicted from different angles would be really helpful
-Muscle structures (non-human)

Thanks!

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Haggard, Metsatöll
  • Reading: White Gold Wielder
  • Watching: FMA, BLOSC
  • Drinking: coffee
I loved the feedback I got to the 'Recommend me something to read' journal entry about a year back, so I thought I'd do another, but now with shows. :) I found such a galore of superb books, thanks once again! :heart:

I generally prefer animation over live-action due to the artistic aspect. Quite a few toons have had a huge influence on my drawing style, and I've yet again reached a phase when I'd like to widen my scope. Also, the wee little silly fangirl inside me enjoys getting introduced to novel, squeeable characters every once in a while. ;)

I cannot list here every show I've watched, but I'll name in the following some favorites and disappointments. There are variations to the general theme, but usually it's a combination of beautiful animation, expressive voice acting, and captivating storytelling which appeals to me. Furthermore, anything containing more or less profuse amounts of kawaii, bishies, sparklies, sloppy teenage romance, and pink can be immediately thrown out of the window. I don't commonly relish anime, unless it notably steers away from the generic choppily-animated Inuyasha & Naruto quality.

Shows I've liked:
-Gargoyles
-Spawn animated (Keith David. Do I need to say moar?)
-Batman: the animated series
-Danny Phantom
-Avatar: The Last Airbender
-Masters of the Universe 2k2
-Hellsing
-Gankutsuou (Jōji Nakata...)
-Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
-Mighty Max (Tim Curry. :faint:)
-Freakazoid
-Kim Possible

Mildly interesting (eg. OK) shows:
-Justice League Unlimited (Lobo, Vandal Savage; biggest reasons for watching this XD)
-X-Men Evolution
-Fantastic Four 2k6 (The Dobson brothers)
-Metalocalypse
-Star Wars: Clone Wars (Christopher Lee...)

Childhood favorites:
-Ducktales
-GI Joe
...

Popular shows (mostly anime) I've disliked:
-Death Note
-.hack//Sign
-Bleach/Yu-Gi-Oh/your generic teenage bishie ninja demon-hunting nekokitsune cardcaptor whatsits
-Transformers
-Jonny Quest
-Neon Genesis Evangelion
-Invader Zim
-...

Any recommendations are welcome! :)

"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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Next kiriban

Mon Jul 13, 2009, 11:37 AM
...is at 60666, since nobody caught the last one.

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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Amorphis - Sampo
  • Reading: Bartimaeus Trilogy
  • Eating: onions

ZOMG

Fri Jul 10, 2009, 9:00 AM
I just found out George R. R. Martin is on a tour in Finland and will be visiting my home town next Tuesday. And there'll be book signing.

AAAEEEHAHAHAHAHEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEE!!!11onetwothree *spazzes*


Even Jotunheim sometimes gets interesting guests. At least once every 100 years or so. ;)


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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Crimfall
  • Reading: It&auml;meren merirosvot

FYI, I'm not a guy.

Fri Jun 19, 2009, 9:14 AM
Seriously, what's up with this? The whole "Sorry, I thought you were a guy!" business has been dragging on for years online, and still several times a month I have to rectify this matter. It's starting to get a bit annoying, especially as my page clearly reads female, not to mention my Deviant ID. <-- See, that's a girl right there. A GIRL. NOT THE OTHER ONE. :ninja:

Drr... someone explain to me why this phenomenon keeps on persisting so stubbornly? :confused:

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"Jotun -- Joter, the ancient name of the Finnish folk."
--Kristfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica

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  • Listening to: Haggard - Awaking the Centuries
  • Reading: Tolkien: The Legend of Sigurd &amp; Gudr&uacute;n
  • Drinking: coffee