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Starting the new year with differentFresh on the heals of burying 2013 in a ditch behind my apartment, and setting fire to the rotting corpse, I've decided to find something else to do this 2014 other than spend time remembering all the shitty things that happened.
New plans and goals:
1) Bikes, more of them.
- So I love bikes. I used to love longboarding, but accidents and moving to a non-college town (and therefore forgiving city ordinances about public places) has forced me to reconsider my primary mode of outdoor transportation. I spent last summer riding the crap out of my Trek 7.2, and enjoyed the hell out of not driving. However, improper fit and bad geometry nearly destroyed my wrists. Now, I'm almost done saving up to get a more relaxed fit bike designed for long distance travel and hauling capacity in the Surly Long Haul Trucker or the Surly Troll/Ogre. Gonna get a mustache bar and a Brooks saddle, some paniers and call it good. My goal is to be able to comfortably replace my ca
Goodbye 2013: You won't be missedGawd this year sucked ass. Suck games, terrible movies, disappointment abound, a sharp reminder why I hate going home for holidays, proof that the government really is suppressing news, spying on everything we do and destroying all our freedoms to keep a handle on us all when the economy finally collapses under the weight of the Fed's constant money printing, run-away social warrior activism from out of control feminists and mangina/white knights trying to destroy the gaming industry, a AAA games industry bound and determined to destroy itself, a bizarre attempt by Obama to start World War 3 by invading Syria? wtf?, and more of the same crap to be found everywhere.
So where does all this negativity lead me? Well to let everyone know that surviving isn't just a physical thing, its mental and emotional too. The only way to stay alive in this world right now is to cut out all the shit, and make yourself happy. And if you're a male, then its to take all those toxic women in your lives and
Nintend still sucks at advertising - Christmas Ed.So apparently, other than the 3ds, Nintendo is failing hard in the US for sales on the WiiU and its games. Well I just saw their big announcement advertisement for the Christmas 2013 shopping season and it BLOWS! Talk about utter failure to capitalize on existing good games for both systems. I had to check to make sure half those WiiU games had even been released as the last I'd heard was spring 2014, like all the other delayed games. And not a single one of those WiiU games were system sellers. You might be able to make a case for Pikmin 3 or Windwaker but both of those games have a really niche audience and the rabid Pikmin fans had already bought the system at launch expecting it to be there, but it was another delayed until sometime in 2013 game just like Rayman. There's just nothing there for anyone.
As for the 3ds, if I hadn't already bought the 3ds and been collecting all the awesome games on it like, I might look at this ad and skip the system entirely! I mea
Pokemon X Acquired! Also FF14 AAR - FaerieI'm going to be playing Pokemon X and FF14 AAR on the Faerie server. I probably won't be playing much during the week due to sleep and work. My schedule is going to change this next week if everything goes as planned. So I might be on during Sun - Mon this week, and then on Fr-Sat next week. And random times usually during the late evening through early morning due to my overnight shifts.
Thank you for everyone that already added e for Animal crossing new leaf and my primary Code is 2165-5262-8691 now that i got that 3ds back from the repair shop.my secondary 3ds still has my animal crossing game on it.
Best way to contact me is to send a note to Nandz (my 3ds name) via swap note or to pm me here on deviantart. And schedule something. The middle fo the week is the worst time to contact me to do something.
My 2ndary 3ds is Nelliel 4098-3170-3332
My character on FF14 AAR is on the Faerie server NA and
Reboot is coming back!Wow, a positive journal eh?
Fuck yeah! Reboot is returning and is in development right now. Article: http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/82
Book Reviews: The Dirty Streets of Heaven: Vol 1Tad William's latest work is a complete abomination. Below is my description of what just might be the worst book I've read this year.
As I sat down today, about a week or two after finishing this book, I originally found myself unable to muster the hate or anger at this horribly written story full of dull, boring, and stupid characters to even rant. However, the more I remembered and though of the book, I could not leave it alone. This is one of those dumbed down featureless boring slogs that is so typical of Young Adult fantasy that I can't imagine any sane person putting this book together without serious contractual force being applied. And that's what this is, YA fiction given form from someone that usually writes high fantasy/tech and it shows through the gaping holes that mimics a plot. So much has been stripped out such as plot development, character development, world building, and consistency that its barely coherent when it isn't blindly pushing forwards towards the end rega
Legend of Korra Book 2 - DO NOT WANTIts rare that I find myself wishing that we as fans of series do NOT get more of something, but after a very VERY bad reboot of Avatar, the last airbender in Korra the schizophrenic love triangulating bitch who came out a year or two ago, I'm just not hyped to see more. Let me be more clear:
I do not want to see this. I don't know anyone that wants to see this. I haven't met any fans of Avatar: TLA that want more of Korra.
Korra lacked any import, she was a side character in her own series. The series was too short to tell any sort of meaningful story or experience real character development. She was never in any real danger, not with all the drooling slack-jawed male half-wits competing over who will get to bang the avatar willing to die for her at EVERY opportunity. Then in the final episode, bam! Suddenly all holes plugged, literally, superpowers attained as if by plot convenience, suddenly spirit powers go!, and 'i luv u forevar korra!'
Yeah, no. Fuck no. H
2nd 3DS Friend Code ShareA new 3ds has entered my house:
4098-3170-3332 = 2nd 3ds
2165-5262-8691 = 3ds friend code - primary
Also, if anyone has friends that want to add me to their list, (ask them first) and post their codes too after they add my codes to their machines. I'd like to have an expansive list of people just like I had on xbox live.
If anyone wants to add me, reply with your code below. I'm looking for multiplayer games, partners, and just friends to pm back and forth.
Just remember that both parties have to enter the code while connected to the internet, so it may be a day or two before I respond.
Went looking for a 2nd 3ds in a colour I like, and none of the 'merica' approved colours and special editions appealed to me! Japan gets all the cool stuff, like that Eevee special edition 3ds xl. So I got a Pink 3ds XL!
1 free chibi giveaway! (closed- chose someone)Edit: thanks for the huge response! I already looked through the first 500 comments. Now looking at the rest. There's a few characters that I really like ... it's hard to pick one but I don't have time to draw more than one. XD
How are you tonight? ^0 ^
I am going to draw 1 chibi for free!
The style is shown below (iridescent chibi)
★★★Please follow the steps below to be considered!★★★
1》Only comments in this journal are considered.
Only enter if you would allow me to post the finished art in my gallery.
The art is only for the private, non-proft use of the winner.
2》 post 1 link or 1 thumbnail (you can use Add media for thumbnail)
to show me 1 character that you would want drawn.
3》add this journal to your favourites.
I will choose the character that like the most♥
IdolizationIdolization is a strange and dangerous thing.
Yet we all do it. Either aware or unaware.
It all starts when we see an artist here whose work we like a lot.
Most of us have been there. Seeing the work of an artists that hits a soft spot in you, for whatever reason that might be.
You admire it, but at the same time you feel sad because you realize your level is still miles away from this artist, and you will probably never be able to do the same.
But despite everything, you start following this person. And you keep following him.
Because somewhere deep in your soul, you hold the believe --or rather, hope-- that when you watch it long enough, it will reveal it's tricks.
That it will inspire you in some way. And that you'll be able to do the same.
Unconsciously, we all build images of our idol.
It's human nature, I guess. We fill in all the blanks. The things that we don't know from this person.
Because an idol isn't a person anymore at that point. It has become an ico
AMG FREE ART RAFFLE VI OvOIt's that time again! You know what time it is!
IT'S ART RAFFLE TIME! OvO
Art Raffle time!
Hello, it's been a LONG WHILE since the last time we did this! And I since I decided to stop doing commissions, this is pretty much the only way you can get get art from me. OvO And I haven't been very active lately so yeah. *looks at comments to be answered* Ahhhh I will get on that...ahahaah.
I'll randomly pick who it is on March 16th, 2014 using random.org! uvu It will be a while before I do this again, so best test your luck now.
What I will draw
I'm pretty much game to draw anything. I can't guarantee a style, it's going to be whatever I feel like for the day! It's not going to be anything fancy or crazy, just a sketch. You can see more example on my gallery
Here are some examples of sketches:
Artists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwordsEvery once in a while i get someone trying to hack into my facebook or deviantart. Lately someone sent me a link to a fake tumblr log in screen trying to steal my tumblr password. that person is obsidianwingsofmidnight.tumblr.com
Yes, i am making this public so that people know what kind of person obsidianwingsofmidnight is and be aware of messages from him/her.
this person claims they were hacked as well. That might or might not be true, either way i don't want to go hunting them down, just be careful of ANYONE sending you links, especially people you never talked to before.
A note for every deviant out there.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD THIEVES:
1. Start out by having a very strong password. Having passwords that have numbers and symbols (*!@#$%) is a great way to start, but a sure way of having a strong password is just having a very long one. I saw an article where it said that nothing beats a long password, So it's better to have a long passw
1,500 Watchers 300 point giveaway CLOSEDHello everyone. As thanks for helping me hit 1,500 Watchers I am going to give away 100 points to 3 deviants!
Seriously, thank you all so much Oh and another thanks for suggestions on what to do for future art challenges, I really like a lot of them and will soon make a list to show which I will be doing in order.
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1. You must be a Watchers, this is a reward for you guys.
2. Fave this journal (this is how you get your number)
3. Comment on this journal, anything you like, just so long as it is appropriate
That's all. Remember, if you don't do the above you can't qualify, sorry. Also, you don't have to make a journal about this, but if you did that would be awesome.
I will draw the winners using a random number generator on MARCH 12.
Contest: Draw my OCs [OPEN] (Prizes Updated!!)[U p d a t e]: We've increased our prizes! Please check the prizes section! And remember that featuring and faving this journal will get more points in your prize if you win~
Hello wonderful people, and welcome to the "Draw my OCs contest"~ Everyone is welcome to participate!
R u l e s
+ Every type of art is accepted (digital, traditional, pixel, etc)
+ You can draw the characters however you want(even chibi), but please make it at least waist up.
+ You can submit as many entries as you want.
+ Please upload your entry to deviantArt, to your main gallery, and link it to me. I must be able to fave it, so please don't upload it to Sta.sh. You can send me a note or post the link to your entry in a comment on this journal, but p
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooks
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
Need Comments? Look Here!Hey all! I've gotten pretty bored so I wanted to find some galleries to comment on. What better place to start then my watchers and their friends?
All you need to do is comment below, with a link to your gallery or a specific piece you'd like a comment on. Simple enough, right? You don't need to return the favor, but it's appreciated Be sure to give this journal a so maybe more people will see it and participate
If you think one of your friends might like a few comments too, feel free to direct them to this journal, and I'll happily send a few their way!
This being said, please be patient with me. I promise you'll at least get one comment, more if I have the time.
So what are you waiting for? Get posting!
Doodle Giveaway + Help a Fellow Deviant!Doodle Giveaway
SavageFrog has opened commissions for doodle sheets to help pay for grad school.
Want a cute little doodle for yourself?
I'm purchasing $20 worth of doodle sheets, and I've decided to hold a little giveaway for a spot on one of the sheets. All you have to do to participate is:
Fav this journal. I'll be picking random numbers from this list
Comment below with a reference image of the character you want on the sheet (no anthro, ponies, or mature content please)
Optional: For a bonus point, you can help spread the word about SavageFrog's commissions (read more below)
They will be about 10-ish winners who will win a doodle of their character from SavageFrog
Help a frog out
Some ways you can help SavageFrog raise money for her education:
Purchase a personal doodle sheet for $5.00-8.00 (500-800 points)
Purchase one s
Six Years on DA. Submission Hell.Well what do we have here? I do believe its a six years on DA! Wooo.
I think I'm just going to install linux on my laptop, cause I can upload from work on my desktop there running Mint Linux 13 with some out of date Google Chrome and Firefox. I think its clear that DA's dev team has no fucking clue what they're doing. I never thought I'd see the day when a website works better on out-of-date software running on Linux than on Windows. Normally, I have to boot into Windows to get something done when websites start bitching about not detecting a Windows OS or some specific browser plugin that's Win7+ only. I want to personally kick the shit out of every single member of the dev team and then stave their head in with an old school Programming in C text book, because its clear these people need to start over with the basics.
I'll try to have the artwork loaded up by the end of the week from work. I can't believe I need to find an out-of-date browser and flash/java plugin in order to get
Keep in Touch!
Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More