Pride and Prejudice vs. AvatarWARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOLIERS!!!!!Zutara is a crackship: plain and simple."They only ship Katara because she's a traditional 'pretty girl' and Zuko is the hot guy.""Anyone who ships Zutara is watching Avatar with their butts. Blindfolded.""Oh, fandom. You amuse me so. Show me the 'evidence' that Zutara is going to happen. It reveals a complete ignorance of how literature works."Zutaraians, have you heard those words? Kataangers and Maikoans, have you ever said those words? (I mock you with your lack of new ideas of bashing someone.) I dont know about you, but that sounds familiar to something else. Darcybeth from Pride and Prejudice. The crackship as it were."It's fine if you want to ship Darcybeth in fanon. I have no problems with that. Just don't say that Darcybeth is going to become cannon.""But Darcy and Elizabeth hate each other.""How can you not see the epic love between Wickham and Elizabeth???""Darcybeth will never, ever happe
How to REALLY become PopularIs it really worth it chasing after that meaningless "page view" count? Or is page views a synonym for popularity? Sure, we all want more watchers, but how much more? If you type the word "popular" in the DA search engine you will get a long stream of deviations bashing popular artworks and artists. I mean hey! It's easy to say "My art is 10 times better then that crap on the front page!", and it's okay to say that funnily enough, because art is subjective. But what's not okay to say is "I deserve to be more popular then them it's unfair!" the reason why they are more popular than you is because they know the "method".Everybody's method is different find yoursWhat is this "method?" you must be thinking. The method is essentially their own way to gain awareness, sounds silly doesn't it? Most of the biggest artists on DA never asked to be popular; it just came to them naturally. Yet regardless, subconsciously they knew which deviations to upload would make a big hit.
Petition For Stricter Mature Content FilteringREAD DESCRIPTION FOR MY PROPOSAL.This is a petition for myself and those like me who are, quite frankly, fed up with seeing pictures of basically naked/half naked/blatantly naked people on the front page of DeviantArt. DA gave us a mature content filter, but what's the point if we're still having to see these kinds of images? We need stricter filtering! If I see one more butt or lady walking around in her underwear...Comment below (or favourite) if you want to be added to the petition. Here are the signatures I've collected so far:1. Theliltingfrog2. Theboywiththecape3. Fredandgeorgearewise4. Makingfunofstuff5. Iyodelforfun6. Fredrick1017. Goblinslayers8. Markoooooooooooooooo9. Phinimatic10. Steve1010101010111. Awwwellhorsefeathers12. Landyn12313. PaperbirdYAY14. oooarthurpendragoooo15. TakaraYuuki16. luckynr117. SELI-book18. Singerwolf19. EmeraldGuardian-0420. dawnflower821. Crock4722. Tallieho23. Abbi-Normal24. 8-Xenon-825. wreckitout26. Tastyhelicoptersee
How to start a webcomicMaking a Web Comic Part I: Finding a StoryThe first and most important thing to start a web comic is to have a story. You could be the best artist on the West side of France, but it won't make a difference if your story sucks. People are grabbed first by good art and second by a good story. Art can only go so far; it is the story that will keep your readers reading. One fine example of this is Fox Tails by Fallon Willard. The art is lacking in quality, but the story is fantastic. This first part of "Making a Web Comic" covers the key elements of finding a story. So, you know you want to do a web comic, but you're lacking in ideas for a story. You have a few different options:1. Find a writer who already has a story. There are a lot of writers out there with fantastic ideas, but lack the skills to express them in art. The best place to look for these writers is usually in the
How to start doin commissionsEdit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.--------------------------------------WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START--------------------------------------When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/galleryHow many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv
Does Hetalia teach us history?Q: Does Hetalia teach us history?A: Yes and no.I've been into Hetalia for almost three months, ever since I discovered it one very unusual and hot November day. Since I'm a history lover, I immediately fell in love with Hetalia. For these three months, I've learned many things I didn't even know about, not to mention my history and geography knowledge extended. But, then, I happen to come across many discussions on Net, about the question: "Does Hetalia teach us history?" Two political and historical parties were formed, arguing with each other and expressing their opinions. One party's answer is "yes", while the other says "no". There were couple of them, like Switzerland, who were neutral. Soon, I found myself in bewilderment about the whole situation. I hate being neutral, so I tried to think of a reasonable answer. What was the answer? Yes or no? If yes, then how? If no, then why? The question was left unanswered, until one day, I woke up in 4 AM with the idea for essay.Let's st
A How To on Writing FanfictionWRITING FANFICTION</i>The Basics1. Intelligence is required. No matter how interesting or humorous a plot you may have, it is always better to read a well-written, intelligible fiction than a thrown-together piece of junk riddled with spelling/grammatical mistakes.2. Plot is important. There are such things as PWP's (see PWP section), but other than that, plot is what really makes a story. What is happening is what makes the reader go on and want to read more.3. Creativity is a must. No one wants to read the same thing that they have seen from 50 other writers. Try to be original, and if you see an idea you really like, improvise it a little without copying it outright.4. Every element in the story matters. From the plot to the series to what happens to the characters, everything ties together to make the story what it is.OVERALL WRITING SKILLSSome writers are just naturally gifted and have a way with words. Others struggle with how to make complex senten
The SpartanLive, fight, die and be reborn. Live again and fight another day.The world can be a cruel and merciless place. To survive this hostility, one must become strong in body, mind, heart and soul. One must become a being of independence, capable in all possible ways. One must become a being of discipline, calm and controlled in word, thought and action.In order to become a being of knowledge and ability, one must become a warrior. A warrior lives the life of discipline and honor. He is not a whimpering child. He takes in what he has to and he does what he has to. To become a warrior, one must strive to become stronger without surrender, complaint, fear and doubt. One must walk down a straight path to salvation, not letting anything hinder his course.One learns to be a true warrior by learning that power is obtained by the weight of his actions, not by the hollowness in his words.To become a warrior, one must realize, first of all, the ultimate truth in life. One must acknowledge, not fe
PuppetsBeing controlled is what they live for, and like puppets, the strings lead them into the fire.