This Art Is ShitIf I knew then what I knew now, maybe I might have appreciated my work a little more.This Art Is Shit2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I always used to compare myself to the other artists that I would see, artists much older than me, with the training and the experience I didn't have. It didn't seem to matter to me where they came from, just that they where good and I was not. If I had understood at the time that someday, with perseverance, study and practice that I too might be ask good as them, maybe I might have worked a little harder, studied a little more and not been so down on myself.
Now I look back on a lot of the artists who were my idols, megabytes worth of their art saved to m
A Bit on HomosexualityI am here to speak of something that some people tend to shy away from. I am going to speak frankly about the fact that Homosexuality and Christianity should be able to coexist in a peaceful manner. I see anger and hate time and again. The same things are written on right wing sites opposing Homosexuality. They always say something along the lines of, "Homosexuality is a sin, and God will not allow sinners into Heaven." Alright, well, now that this has been established about a half a million times, I am going to take a chance and disprove it. My basic question to all of you is, "Why exactly can't Christians and Homosexuals get along?" The ansA Bit on Homosexuality1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ata Interview Transcript.Ata Interview Transcript.8 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with Endling
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `Endling, an incredibly talented comic artist and creator of many of your favorite series on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Endling. :)
Hey all you folks there in AtAChat! Go ahead and start posting questions now. :D
Thanks for having me Fluff!
I warn everyone I'm on my second triple espresso coffee of the day. If my answers are incoherent and/or jittery you'll know why. I'M WIRED TO GO.
*RedVenture asks "How did you get star
My Chemical Romance QuotesMy Chemical Romance Quotes:My Chemical Romance Quotes4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Frank Iero Quotes:
Frankie: Eww is that a bug?
Fan 1: No, I think it's a sharpie mark.
Frankie: It is a bug.
Fan 2: No, actually it is a bug. I sorta smushed it by accident and it stayed on the picture.
Frankie: That's gross (circles bug and write eww on paper).
It's about a girl and a guy and they both die....no wait...she doesn't die....he just THINKS she's dead.....
We actually wanted to do this in OUR church...but uh... we don't GO there anymore....
Popsicles should be the new black, that way everyone would have one!
I would date Gerard.
Characterization and Names Characterization and Nomenclature:Characterization and Names2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
What's in a name?
As an author, one of the most important tasks in writing a story is building a character. Every small trait that a writer leaves, builds, and hints at, draws a reader into the story and gives them an image of each character, be it protagonist, antagonist, or miscellaneous extra. However, many writers overlook one of the strongest traits that a character can have: a name. Nomenclature can be one of the most powerful assets that a writer has in their endless battle to build a lifelike character.
The uses of a name
The craft of literature is always at some level a decision-making process.
AtAInterview transcriptAtAInterview transcript8 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Hey folks! It is now 6pm. You know what that means. It is interview time! Let us begin.
Here is how the interview works: You can all ask questions and chat freely in the chatroom called AtAChat. I will be copy-pasting your questions to Alexiuss and he will answer them in live time in ATAInterview.
We conduct the interview this way to avoid having the artist spammed with too many questions all at once, and to reduce text clutter so that you can all read the artist's responses to the questions.
A special thank you goes out to our lovely mods, ~Melancholy-Minds and ~Twilight-Zero!
Please be aware that we do our best to get as m
A Lot Of Funny Little Sayings1. You have ONE advantage over me..... You can kiss my @ss and I can't!A Lot Of Funny Little Sayings4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
2. Tradgedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
3. You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough.
4. If your heart was really broken, you'd be dead, so shut up.
5. When a smurf is choking, what color does it turn?
6. The nice mean are ugly, the handsome men are mean, and the nice and handsome men are GAY!
7. When life hands you lemons, alter their DNA, and make SUPER LEMONS!
8. Boys are like lava lamps, pretty to look at, but not very bright.
9. My imaginary friend thinks you have serious problems...
The Mary Sue Litmus TestHolepunch's Mary Sue Litmus Test:The Mary Sue Litmus Test2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ah, the Mary Sue. We can't cobble together a truly comprehensive description of what they are, exactly, but we can agree on one thing: an annoying, 'perfect' character who, through a general lack of flaws and character development, is excruciating to sit through and often makes us gnash our teeth, tear our hair, and reach for the back button. This nefarious creature can be measured and detected, so let's all grab our magnifying glasses and get classifying.
This is a subjective subject; a trait that drives one person right up the wall might fail to get any reaction from another. As you go through the list, c
Rehab for Roleplayers - IntroWelcome to Rehab for Roleplayers, a series of articles aimed at helping roleplayers more successfully make the transition into writing fiction.Rehab for Roleplayers - Intro3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Introduction: How to Spot a Drow Illusionist
I can identify a habitual roleplayer from fifty paces. Those who've been spooked by my asking whether they're a roleplayer within ten seconds of reading their fiction will know what I'm talking about.
"But how did you know?" they gasp. When I'm done chuckling, I explain that I know they are a roleplayer, because they write like a roleplayer.
There's usually a pause, then, while the writer decides to what degree they're going to feel offended by this sta
An Idiot's Guide to GrammarAn Idiot's Guide to Grammar2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
1. Study Finds Sentences Contain Actual Words!
YES: This is a beautiful picture. You did an excellent job!
NO: OMG!! sooo pwetty!
You can only get away with this if your name happens to be Elmer Fudd. If your name is Elmer Fudd, go back to hunting wabbits; you're not much more successful as an author.
2. If I say "thank you," the appropriate response is "you're welcome," NOT "your welcome." Please stop making this mistake. Your grammar is the reason I drink.
3. Most web-browsers come with a built-in spell check. If you post a misspelled word (especially in a comment), you really weren't paying attention to what you said at all, and it
It gets better - NanjoKojiIt gets better.It gets better - NanjoKoji3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
You've surely seen the messages on YouTube and else of people going out to tell gay teenagers in question, desperate or considering suicide because of being who they are about their own experiences, bolstering them, providing support. This is an awesome movement. Everyone should support it. So I decided to add my own message to it as well.
I am gay. I have been gay all my life, I was born that way. I love girls. I have never loved anyone but girls.
I'm engaged very much in the anime fandom, I've seen it grow for the time of a whole decade. I'm a known cosplayer. The anime fandom is very open today towards homosexuals. But
Reasons to Live1) loveReasons to Live3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
2) the future is so much brighter
4) seeing others smile
5) to fulfill my dreams
6) to watch the sunset over the ocean
7) not only to love, but to feel loved
8) to dream
9) to achieve dreams
10) to learn something from the hardships, and make tomorrow better due to it
11) to have your toes in the mud on a warm summer day
12) to laugh
13) to experience new things, may it be travels, may it be dancing under the moon.
14) to feel the sun
15) to take the time to sit and watch ants
16) to lie in the grass
17) to hear the crash of waves
18) to hug and be hugged
19) to make a child smile
20) to eat a piece of ch
Ask the Artist interviewAsk the Artist interview6 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with `loish
~MemoiresDuneFille asks "Loish, what inspired you to become an artist?"
I can't say that anything specific really inspired me. It was more a natural progression. I have been drawing since I was very young and honestly do not remember when I even started doing it, but I do remember always enjoying it and seeing it as my 'talent' throughout elementary and middle school. By the time I had to make a career choice in high school, I decided to do pursue it professionally because I just couldn't stand dividing my time between schoolwork and making my personal drawings. It was torture! So I felt I had to do it in
AsktheArtist Interview w K-Bo and Sarah TranscriptAsktheArtist Interview w K-Bo and Sarah Transcript7 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with *kevinbolk
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *kevinbolk, a hilarious and talented comic artist and creator of many popular works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Kevin.
<kevinbolk> Howdy! Glad to be here.
<kevinbolk> This is my first interview over chat, so I'm a bit nervous.
<thefluffyshrimp> First question!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~HathorLiderc asks "Were there any inspirations to your art style?" and ~Lazysupermutant asks "How d
Hetalia:Funny Answering Machine MessagesHetalia:Funny Answering Machine Messages1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
As a result of me being sick for a day, I was incredibly bored. I spent my day looking up stupid world facts (Did you know in Switzerland, it's illegal to ski down a hill while reciting poetry?) and drawing and playing Harvest Moon And I also came across a site for funny answering machine messages. So, for the pleasure of the Hetalia fans here are some answering machine messages that may make you laugh. Feel free to use any of them, it would be my honor to have my idea on your answering machine.
"Hello, this is the AWESOME PRUSSIA. (your name) Is not here right now, but I will awesomely take a message. Please leave your nam
The Meaning Behind A KissThe Meaning Behind A KissThe Meaning Behind A Kiss4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A kiss on the lips means
I love you
A kiss on the ear means
You are special
A kiss on the nose means
A kiss on the cheek means
A kiss on the forehead means
I comfort you
A kiss on the back of your hand means
I adore you
A kiss on the shoulder means
You are wonderful
A kiss anywhere else means
Playing with your hair means
I cant live without you
Holding your hand means
Arms around your waist means
Youre mine and I need you
A hug means
Nibbling on your ear means
Start warming up
Smiling at each other means
I like you
interview with apofissinterview with apofiss10 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with *apofiss
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is thefluffyshrimp: and today I have the great privilege to interview , artist behind the ever popular Boggart series and other great works.
Hey all you folks there in AtAChat! Go ahead and start posting questions now.
asks "Apofiss, where does the inspiration for your art usually come from?"
it tends to come from daily inspirations where dA actually has a huge role in it. the artists I follow, animes and movies... it's like an outcome from it all. also, the music... it does help a lot to imagine certain atmosphere more intensively.
asks "What program do you use?"
On the Unsuitability of Fairytales for ChildrenThe following essay will appear as an Appendix to the sequel of my fantasy novel, Her Unwelcome Inheritance, which is available for Nook and Kindle.On the Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children9 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children
Shortly after supporting a local library event promoting fairytale literature, the folklore department at Lightfoot College received an animated communication from a very concerned mother regarding, in short, the "unsuitability of fairytales for children."
As this seems to be a rather widespread idea (I might mention the Daily Telegraph article of February 12, 2012) as well as an oddly long-lived one, I take the liberty of pu
Being a Healthier PersonBeing a Healthier Person6 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Sometimes in life things seem to come together almost at random. Many people spend the days leading up to New Years telling themselves that they're going to do this or stop doing that. Most don't last and those going past a week are truly dedicated to the cause (or under doctor's orders). Why does this happen? Wrong mindset. The dedication is there, but the true gravity of their decision hasn't sunk in yet. So how does one go around changing your lifestyle for the better?
Up until February this year I was a smoker, not the pack-a-day kind of smoker, but a smoker nonetheless. I also weighed the wrong side of 110 kg (242 pounds for the
BLANK 101 Questions OC101 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer About Your CharacterBLANK 101 Questions OC2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
1. What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
2. How old are you? When is your birthday?
3. Where were you born? Where do you live now? Are you patriotic?
4. Who are/were your parents? (Names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
5. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
6. What is your occupation?
7. How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
8. What color is your hair? What color are your eyes?
9. What is your race?
10. To which social class do you belong?
11. Do you consider yourself to be attractive? Do others?
12. What is your style of dress?
ASK THE ARTIST INTERVIEWASK THE ARTIST INTERVIEW6 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with HamletMachine
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview HamletMachine, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART, including the ever popular Starfighter series.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, HamletMachine. :-)
Hey all you folks there in AtAChat! Go ahead and start posting questions now. :D
Thank you for having me!
This is pretty rad. I haven't used the DA chats too often but I am getting awesome AOL memories
Does anyone RP in these?
::Sips bloodwyne from chalice::
ASKtheARTIST Interview TranscriptASKtheARTIST Interview Transcript4 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with JohnSu
12/16/12: 7:00pm PST
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `JohnSu, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JohnSu. :)
~Chrono-King asks "JohnSu how did you come up with your name?"
While I was still in the womb, I would suggest names into my mother's mind. At the time, I didn't know any better, so I just coughed "CHON! CHON!" So when I was born, I was given the name "John Su."
~terricon4 asks "What rece
Rap vs. poetry Most writings about the difference between rapping and poetry are merely an artificial opportunity to note the difference between Snoop Dogg and Edgar Allen Poe or some such mismatching. Of course, we should look at the two art forms with a fair, levelled comparison, or at least objectively.Rap vs. poetry3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Just as raps have a stereotypical subject matter, poetry could be thought of as being solely about crying, love and over-dramatic metaphor. Let's pluck a poem from the depths of deviantart.com:
"And the sun peeps over the horizon
where the sky meets earth
her rays stretch out and
caress Your face
i look down and marvel at Your
CLOSED!!!!CLOSED!!!!7 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Allright, after my 100 points giveaway went over so amazingly well, I have decided to do another giveaway! I just sold an adoptable worth lots of points, and have enough points to give one deviant a 3-month subscription!
Favorite this submission! If you do not favorite the submission, you will not have a chance to win, becuase the drawing will be by the number that comes up when I click "who"under number of faves! It's the easiest way to do this drawing! The raffle will be a random number chosen; when you look at favorites they are numbered. Whatever number comes up, that username wins the subscription! Faving the subm