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Profile Update and OverhaulWell, I think it's been due for a long while now. I actually was in between either deleting this account and starting a new one, or overhauling this one and updating everything that needs to be updated/tweaked/deleted/ect. This is mostly due to the sheer fact of how long it's been since I actually did more than look through any messages and maybe look at some of my watched artists/groups.
For those of you who haven't been keeping up with my tumblr, I've been going on through a lot of new things, and specifically, I've pretty much cemented myself into the EDM family and fandom. So, just giving you all a heads-up, my profile is going to be updated to reflect that fact. I'm going to clean through my art and such, upload any new things, but in general I'm doing my own version of spring cleaning.
An Update to Life.Which is good, really. Actually, my life in recent weeks has been entirely good, even though my lack of art might have given off the impression otherwise. This is mostly due to the ongoing artblock I've just recently broken (like, within the last three days or so), and also because I've been spending a ton of my time on tumblr (which I highly suggest you follow or such because I keep things WAY more up-to-date over there, and usually post more exclusive stuff like fics and the like).
However, Kitsunekon is drawing nearer, and I couldn't be more excited! My Dave cosplay is pretty much done besides styling the wig, and I've got everything set up to have a damn awesome weekend with my brother and my boyfriend who are both coming along, though it still is unfortunate my boyfriend couldn't cosplay with me UvU oh well, always next year!
Outside of that, I've gotten into Daft Punk (and subsequently Deadmau5 and Skrillex) over the last month. Like, VERY MUCH into them, both the fan
kitsunekon cosplay update #2Got my shades and shirt in the mail! They look awesome, and now I can start painting the shirt!
kitsunekon cosplay update #1ALRIGHT. So I went to walmart and goodwill today, originally planning on getting the shoes and black jeans I needed to finish my dave strider cosplay, for his regular outfit. I got all the paints and such i need to get the symbol painted when the shirt i ordered came in and such, but my plans might have changed when I walked into goodwill. And by plans I mean adding in the aces suit.
it’s not perfect, and there’s a bit of tweaking and fabric painting I’ll need to do (and definitely need to get a black dress shirt, white tie, and probably white suspenders), but for finding it at goodwill for only 20 ish bucks in total, that’s pretty damn good. i will keep an eye out for a better suit top if I can, but if not I can definitely try to tweak this one the best I can.
so now I have dave’s normal attire and his aces suit planned as cosplays over the kitsunekon weekend. wooo!
Now i just need to wait for the wig and other things to get here in the mail,
Kitsunekon and Chosen Cosplay!*breathes heavily* okay, all anxieties aside, I finally got most of my cosplay gear ordered! For those who are curious, I wound up going with Dave, being a little more simplistic a character vs Nepeta and such, though I'll see what I can mess with over the summer to at least put together parts for any general troll costume, like the arm stockings and such.
Good god, I really hope I don't mess up with anything cause you know, first time cosplaying and all. I'll have to paint the shirt when it comes, and I still need to get the shoes and pants, but most everything else I already got. If all goes well and I wind up learning a lot, I'll be able to do my dream cosplay and do Davesprite next year or so, fingers crossed.
Ahhh now to wait for my items and for the con that I'm going to (*whispers* which is kitsunekon--so excited! >w<)
Kitsunekon!~Ayyeeeeeeee~! I couldn't be any happier than I am right now, I am practically giddy~ And why, you may ask? I'm finally getting the chance to go to my very first con! And, no less, it's right in my (general) neighborhood! Though it probably would have been wiser to register earlier, I'm nevertheless estatic~
Now the real challenge begins for me; what character am I going to cosplay? (Hint: I know it's going to be a Homestuck character at the very least)
HAPPY NEW YEAR~!I hope you all are having an absolutely wonderful new year's celebration (or perhaps hopefully not feeling any horrible hangovers or the like). Either way, 2013 is gone, and 2014 is here! A whole new year to experience and work through, with many more opportunities and experiences to live~!
And of course, I have my own list for my new year's resolutions:
1. Start running/walking when it starts to warm up for Spring (eagerly and obsessively using the Zombies, Run! App)
2. Plot out/design the basic idea for all 5 of my original book ideas.
3. Pick one of above ideas and start designing the plot, characters, setting, and start writing.
4. Start/Revive my old, original comic about two friends and their shenanigans.
5. Start cross-stitching more.
6. Improve/work more on my polymer charms and figures.
What about you guys? What are some of your new year's resolutions?
Merry Christmas~!I hope everyone is having themselves a happy holiday with family and/or their friends! I myself am having (had?) a wonderful christmas, spending it with my family and boyfriend. Though I know that no one really cares to know (or at least I assume so, could be wrong), I am quite content with the wonderful few gifts I got this year~ for some highlights, I got a necklace from my boyfriend (oh so pretty~), one of those orb puzzle thingamajigs (also from boyfriend), some gift cards, and a freaking loki jacket! I swear to god it's the coolest thing ever in the world >w<
Isn't it just the most awesome thing ever? I'm super surprised, but ultra grateful that my parents knew exactly what I liked >w< (it always seems like they don't pay much attention to stuff like that, but I suppose I was wrong!)
Oh, and the few things on the right are what my boyfriend's family got f
Life update, and Christmas~Well now, I certainly need to update my journal more often--I am on deviantArt far more than my actual activity seems to prove, which is unfortunate. That's mostly due to the fact that I haven't been drawing very much (not anything more than doodles or sketches at least). I've been writing, but most of it isn't uploaded. I like to blame the finals for my college classes (which I passed all of! ), and the fact that I've been a bit heavy with work. Tumblr might have also stolen a lot of free time as well, especially when I'm not working on my little charms and the like. Which, as I'm assuming most people besides my friends are at all interested in, will probably be pushed back for when my etsy will open. The recent Target scandal scared the shit out of my mom and for once in my life I'm actually leaning on siding with her opinion. If anything, I might just use deviantart and/or tumblr+paypal for selling them when people want one.
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics Week
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer. I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!
Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics Week
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Fighting the Bloat!Literature Basics Week
Fighting the Bloat: Tips for Writing Strong, Lean Poetry and Prose
Hello, everyone! Ross here, for the Writing Basics week hosted by CRLiterature at projecteducate, and I'm talking about writing less. If you write from time to time in your life, it's certain that you either 1) are about to write too much, 2) are currently writing too much, or 3) have just recently written too much. We're going to help fix that.
Obviously I am not saying you should write less often, or write fewer words overall. I am saying that you need to make those words count if you want to be an effective writer: bloat is bad. Those of you who know me know that the preceding sentence is the most hypocritical thing you have ever read, because I sometimes elevate unnecessary verbosity to a sickening, scatological art form. So, to keep me on task, this article will periodically reference a TV show where the characters spend about
A Year in HaikuOn July 18th, 2013, Multhaiku was created, and the group quickly became a haven for all kinds of Eastern and minimalist poetry. In a year's time we have:
created a successful and thriving twitter account, GenreHaiku, co-managed by myself and blackoutpoet (she is always looking for pieces to feature, go contact her, go! ).
created a haiku sonnet hybrid and held a contest around the form.
participated in our very first HaikuWriMo with a Bingo in February of 2014.
What the group specializes in is minimalist poetry of fictional genres, such as scifaiku and horrorku, just for example. We take pride in this and wanted to showc
The Ink Stained Quill Vol. VHello everyone! It's Kelsy, aka SpriteBlayde here. Welcome to the fifth volume of The Ink Stained Quill. This series focuses on the amazing writers we have here on deviantART. Each installment will feature a deviant who you may, or may not know, who is willing to answer some of my questions! Whether you are a long time writer, or a newbie, there is something for everyone in the series who is looking to improve their craft or for some light reading.
Today's guest is a special one, as a celebration for having posted five of these interviews now. He is also one of the most important people in my life, second only to my family. Without further ado, please welcome chromeantennae!
Before we start, is there anything you would like to share with our audience? Little known facts about you, words of wisdom, information on upcoming projects, etc.?
Seeing as how the World Cup just recently ended a few d
PE Lit Basics: What is Creative Nonfiction?Literature Basics Week
What is Creative Nonfiction?
Creative nonfiction is a popular category choice on deviantaART, and its one of those forms of writing we're exposed to on a much greater scale than perhaps we realise. Creative Nonfiction doesn't mean exaggerating, but making real stories well written. Examples can be found in news articles, biographies, literary journalism, travel/food writing and even personal essays. The scale of what Creative nonfiction covers is large, but its all about good execution that makes this form of writing effective.
I sometimes find it easier to start these kind subjects to discuss firstly what the subject isn't. In a generalisation, there are many people who assume that creative nonfiction is a chance to rant about your real life in an informal way and consider it as creative writing. It is also not technical writing, which falls into its own genre. However, Creative nonfiction goes into a much deeper style of writing, turning those
The Literature Community Experiment VIRemember the cool things Beccalicious did here, over here, and here, oh, this one too, and this one? Yes? No? Well buckle up, my lovelies, because we're doing something similar. The plan is simple, get people together and get people talking to each other! Since it's been a while we'll start off with a bunch of questions. Please snoop around in the comments and start talking to people, we're all different, but we're all on DA for a reason, so lets get to know one another!
I'm going to try to get this cross-posted to as many groups possible, so please spread the word, put it in your journal, mention it to your friend, someone new, someone old
, someone borrowed, someone blue daba dee daba da.
After I come back from my vacat
Laughing Jack X Male Brother Reader PT.3
*4 the ppl that requested 2 read more>>>
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:iconiamcreepypastaqueen: :iconrina1999: :iconkirathekiller3:
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*som of my stories r starting 2 hav part 3s...this and like the others were suposed 2 be 1-shots, since others r reading these an r requesting 2 read more. Im quite honored 4 making more stories/sequels 4 ppl
You some how managed to get out of the building, you were walking through a forest. Your no longer gloved hand slid along the trees, sometimes you would have to use them for suport when ever you would start to either stagger or is about to fall. A couple of feet away from you was a little lake, you took a couple of steps forward and as you did. Yo had tripped and fell into the water, you walked along the bottom of the lake. You passed up large rocks, shells, coral, and s
ZenWriter, and amazing and free program.For those of you who wish to have a peaceful environment when you write, whether it's poetry, novels, short stories; you will absolutely love ZenWriter. Seriously, I downloaded it myself upon a recommendation, and I find that it's so nice. You can choose background images while you're typing, peaceful background music, and it even offers TYPING SOUNDS. It's so peaceful to hear the sound of an actual typewriter (or water droplets) while I'm writing my stories, and I cannot even begin to say how relaxing it is, and how efficient it is now to write. I mean, it's no proper substitution for Microsoft word, but if you just want a program that's better than wordpad and is FREE (yes, it is so very free), then I highly suggest you take a look at it c:
You can download it (again, free) right here: http://www.beenokle.com/zenwriter.html
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