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I'm over here now! :iconsynderen::iconsynderen::iconsynderen:

I posted the journal+explanation a while back and have kept it a lone journal on my front page, but it's quite long and I guess people often missed the fact that I've moved in that huge thing, because this account still gets watches every once and a while ouo tis a dead account guys! Thanks so much for the support, but I no longer update here x3 if you still want to see my work on dA, I'm synderen now! 8) otherwise, feel free to unwatch.
I'm moving here: :iconsynderen: !

Before I explain the reasons, I'll first say -- no, it hasn't been an active account for 2 years XD only the last 2 months-ish.

REASONS (kinda long, I apologize): sooooo...I've gotten quite a few people asking the last few weeks "I don't understand...why? it seems kinda pointless moving" Yeah, I agree, moving accounts has always kinda confused me, especially since dA made it so easy to change your username. 
However, it's less a username thing and more a mental thing. Early high school, I was super active on this account. I tested out a range of styles and eventually settled on one that I loved (lots o detail and colors and drama hoooooo) which most people who watch this account know me for. Then, senior year of high school, life got REALLY busy and tough, and I had hardly any time for personal art. Freshmen year of college, I left my tablet at home, and thus I ended up on ~2 year "hiatus" as in, I wasn't doing serious art that whole time.

I tried to get back in the swing of things after getting my tablet back in the summer, but it was a really bumpy road. I guess the best way to explain, was I forgot how to draw. I forgot how to get inspired for pictures, and how to enjoy what I drew.

I dunno, sometimes you just see art by someone and you can tell their heart was in it. I could see my heart was in my older pics, but I couldn't remember how I'd done it! XD

I got really frustrated and self-conscious. I was trying to copy a style that I'd done years ago, but it was turning out worse; it was just a ghost of what I'd based it on, basically. And then I finally had an epiphany like "NO. GHAAAAA. I'm obviously not into this "style" anymore, which makes sense because that was over 2 years ago now! I have changed a lot in those two years, so will my art. I just need to go back to the phase where I test different styles and settle into the one that really belongs to me, figure out the 'roots' of what inspires me to draw in the first place."

So I did. Ugh it was a really frustrating phase, cuz so much of it was crappy. and that's basically why I've been so inactive the last several months xD I've been drawing a shit-ton, trying out stuff, figuring out what I really love now. FINDING MY CALLING /dies [ELABORATED A BIT HERE fav.me/d7qoz3r ]

And I think......the best place to post this new "art style" (in quotes because it's really not THAT different, but it's still different enough to me on a personal level) is on another account. Because I don't want to feel like it's "competing" with my old art, which is what had made me so upset and frustrated this whole time XD

So...yeah. That's it. I just need a fresh start with a new name and "new" art style, after all this time uvu it's a mental thing.

eek wow, that turned out long.
But yeah.. don't feel like you have to watch this new account, because it's NOT a continuation of THIS account! It's slightly different styles as I said, so I don't expect people who watched me for my old art to particularly like this one. (There are a few re-submits, mostly just cuz I feel they reflected my "new" style more)
And another quick thing: I'd hoped to make an announcement after I finished uploading my anthro art, but I keep making it faster than I submit it, so HEEEEE sorry if you aren't a huge fan of furries but you'll have to deal cuz I love drawing them hng they're real fun :iconheplz:

I'll post a few more "reminders" that I'm moving accounts, then this account will be completely inactive. I won't deactivate, but I will no longer be getting on~

So....until next time!

*runs off a cliff*
[[FIRST OF ALL HUGE APOLOGIES....I HAVE BEEN SO INACTIVE GAH. I'll write another journal later for more explains, but here AT LAST /like fricking 2 months later, cuz I didn't want to post this journal til I left comments on ALL THE THINS and had more monies in my bank :'D / I have the wienerssssz!]]

*drumroll*

I actually ended up adding another place for a few reasons~


GRAND-PRIZE
prize: ($30 + medium-detailed pic by me) + journal feature
[[note medium-detail = a lil more detailed than this: fav.me/d7i8bxw ]]
:iconredcyclon: with:

DoS1 - One for Sorrow by RedCyclon-> DoS3 - Threspasser by RedCyclon -> DoS2 - Possession by RedCyclon -> DoS4 - Checkmate by RedCyclon 
(then with additional sketch concepts:  DoS - refscraps by RedCyclon DoS - moar scraps by RedCyclon)

I think you can tell by the sheer amount of submissions by RedCyclon that a LOT of thought was put into her characters. Reading the descriptions of the pics in the above order even gives a little storyline, complete with a backstory and a conflict with details SO CLOSE to canon, i could pretty easily drop this character into my story with minimal changes. Her added twists were just fantastic and exciting to read. I'm still in awe!

(However, I've decided to make a separate first place because... about a year ago, RedCyclon helped me figure out a few plot points I was having trouble with in my story. I sent her a 40 page document/excerpt explaining some technical detail behind my Guardians (WHICH SHE ACTUALLY READ AND I'M STILL PROBABLY THE MOST FLATTERED PERSON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW) and... while I didn't consider this an unfair advantage at first because the purpose of this contest wasn't how close to "canon" the entries were, I realized there probably was a little advantage to having something very solid to build off of, in terms of detail. Despite this, RedCyclon's entries are by far the most detailed and completely deserving of a first place! CONGRATS MAN ;u; )

FIRST PLACE
prize: ($30 + medium-detailed pic by me) + journal feature
:iconnaota-sama: with:
:Contest: Guardian Sisters by Naota-sama This is going to be fun! by Naota-sama :contest: Ideki Ref by Naota-sama :Contest: Asura ref by Naota-sama :contest: Hel'Naga by Naota-sama :contest: Undan by Naota-sama
Miss Naota also made a neat little story behind her charas; I loved the unique relationship between the main ones and their contrasting personalities, and how well they related to their gods! It was so fun to read, and I couldn't help but imagine all sorts of story possibilities with these guys. And that's definitely the sign of a winner in this contest--the amount of detail was enough to make you feel like the world they live in exists, where the range of stories are limitless *o*


RUNNER UPS
( OH MY GOD THIS WAS HARD. You have no idea. I want to tell everyone first of all THAT EVERY ENTRY WAS INCREDIBLE. If there was any way I could give prizes to more I'd do it, but time and monies are short atm ;_____; !)
prize: $10 + quick pic by me + feature
:iconaignavus: with:
Guardian Concept by aignavus 

I wasn't able to put my finger on it for a while, but this entry has stuck with me longest since the contest ended. I think it's the simplicity yet originality of this team. It's certainly not EASY to make a big, huge epic story about epic characters and powerful gods and such, but sometimes the smaller-scale is more relatable and more personal, and just feels so warm in your heart. I adore these characters and their relationship; they're wonderful!

:icondtrain2695: with:
.:Burning Body:. by DTrain2695 There Is No God... by DTrain2695 ...Because I Killed God by DTrain2695

I think what made this stand out to me most (aside from that badass dragon Vehemence) was the interesting conflict introduced in the last picture. Guardian slayers linked with fake gods??? I loved that idea, along with these characters who have their own interesting conflicts. Again, just reading the descriptions started sparking my brain with all sorts of stories about these characters, and all of them were EPIC!

ALSO ADDED: HONORABLE MENTIONS
I have a few points hanging around, and I reallyreally wanted to showcase these guys and their outstanding entries ;; *WANTS ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD TO THROW AT U ALL* So, I know 50 points isn't much, but it's a little something to show my gratitude for three people.

:iconquetzalesmeral: Kamoxtli God by QuetzalEsmeral Anit ref sheet by QuetzalEsmeral1 by QuetzalEsmeral I LOVED her interpretation of the Guardians! it was a unique theme and the god's designs were just stunning! I think Kamoxtli had my favorite design out of all the entries, and Anit was so lovable :heart:

:iconkhezix: Guardian Contest Entry by Khezix IT'S A FREAKING COMIC.......... And I love how so much was portrayed about their relationship just in this four-panel story. It gave me feels. //plus I'm kinda a sucker for biomechanic things *shifty eyes* Especially when it involves something so fluffy and adorable like that owl, Night.
:iconpromsien: Sado Baton Guardian of Strength by Promsien ReGrowth by Promsien Sado's design though?? AND HIS GOD IS BASED OFF A SECRETARY BIRD LIKE can this get any cooler? He's such a badass. Love his abilities and his backstory, they were plain amazing! If you've got a little time on your hands I highly recommend reading it.


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More Amazing Entries! ;_;
Contest: A Goddess with her Guardian by Inferno-Aries Guardian Wip by Inferno-Aries guardian Spencer by Saphitstrue Barst and Aegipan by DxRhym Connor by TwilitTiger Create-a-Guardian contest: EREBOS AND VULKYN by KrystalPaige Clouds in my backpack by KissKissKawaii Roxxie the Atom Bomb (Contest) by JinxCrest101 [Rosy] Guardian Phoenix by Bm-C .: PaTh Of ThAnAtos:. by Goddess-Mayura W.I.P: Guardian by Goth-Kath Apolo whitouth wings (in progress) by samysay Guardian Noah sketch (in progress) by samysayGuardian of Spirits by Pinlin Contestentry: Baldhart by Apoca-ChanIngens Pinstris-God of Misconception by Apoca-Chan Reeflections of us Both by 10kdays

Again, thanks so much everyone for entering! and thanks EVEN MORE for your patience with me DX! Although it was a lot more work than I thought (there were literally twice as many entries than I'd anticipated by the poll :O ) it was SO much fun to read your ideas and see your interpretation. I hope it was fun for you as well! *THROWS CONFETTI E'RYWHERE*
Which one do you like more? uvu or both equally? or neither? XD
Personally, I feel Dreamworks is less restrained with their plots, as in they don't follow "the formula" like Disney does. And it allows a lot more suspense/surprises in their movies because they're willing to delve into darker themes than most other "kids movies". Like honestly, the biggest surprise I've ever gotten from a Disney film was Hans being a bad guy (which isn't saying a whole lot). But sometimes I feel like they're a little too out there, ... I'm probably in the HUGE minority here on dA, but I thought Rise of the Guardians was a jumbled mess. And I just saw HTTYD 2 yesterday, and it seemed to suffer from the "Too much stuff, not enough space" problem.
I really loved the atmosphere though, and the story they were GOING for. It just seemed like there were too many things that had to happen in a short time, and with so many storylines going on it felt choppy and a lot of the goals felt contrived. I definitely prefer the first one, which was simpler but more streamlined, and at the same time not super formulaic; it flowed WAY better. 
Though.......VALKA WAS REALLY COOL and I'm definitely gonna see the 3rd one probs just to see if they develop her character more uvu
My biggest peeve from Dreamworks though is.....their animation ohmygawhdddd
THE MOCAPS. IT'S SO OBVIOUS. ;____________; this is hugely my opinion, because I know some people like the hyper-realism in the way the characters move but.........gah it's just so funky to see cartoon characters with their exaggerated features and forms moving like un-exaggerated people if that makes sense.... and sometimes it feels like too much is going on with all those little actions ugh and your eye has too many places to look, it's so distracting. I definitely prefer Disney's animation in this way. It feels a lot more organic. actually... it feels MORE realistic because the actions actually match the cartoon-ness of the characters, it isn't clashing..
again that's just my opinion though....

To sum it up, I like Dreamwork's stories more than Disney (usually), and Disney animation more than Dreamworks. uvu

gah sorry, whenever I start talking about movies and stories IT TURNS INTO A RANT OMG
(might delete later)
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... Wow so I'm on my phone, was in the middle of wrtiing a response to someone when I accidentally clicked "paste"
And.... What the heck 

"Sometimes you just gotta let go and forget the past and move on with your life. I understand that sometimes it can be a little difficult but if you just keep going I know that you can preserver. I have complete faith in you and I know that you will succeed someday in life when you are older and more wiser we will meet again and everything will be better. If someday we don't ever get to be with each other then I promise you that you will be much happy, even without me. Just always remember that I am with you and you will never be alone. Someday my friend, someday. "

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS CAME FROM?????????? I haven't written or received a message like this since I got my phone) and I am REALLY confused and a little intrigued at what that was from and why it was copied to my phone.....

does se anyone know how long this stuff is stored in a phones memory? (as in like, does it remember stuff after it's shut off and turned back on or)

idk I guess i'm mostly just confused
like.....in the middle of saying like "thanks" and then suddenly "SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LET GO..." lol

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HEY so as a lot of you are aware (I just received several new submissions in the last 12 hours haha <: ) Deadline is MAY 19TH. If you don't link me your entry before 11:59:59:59 tomorrow... that won't fly :iconwthplz: /shotkilled

Soooooo Imma start judging (with :icondykah: as my aid ) as soon as I can! AND FINISHING COMMENTS HFHDSLKJFLKSDJF //FALLS INTO A PIT// dang I'm so sorry you guys ;u; I read them all but it takes me a bit of time to gather my thoughts into a nice comment (and it doesn't help that life is crazy insane right now). I know you've worked hard on them so I don't wanna just say "cool! nice job!" XD So... VERY sorry for my belated responses! I don't even think I'll finish before the deadline actually LOL... but that's all right, because I won't announce winners until I have uvu
I'm guessing 1-2 weeks from now?

anywho..........please make sure I've added your entry to this folder! indui.deviantart.com/favourite… if not, it means I haven't seen it/won't be judging it o_o (*whispers except for sta.sh/014ul7wmb693 ! I know about this pic hahaha)

Good luck all, and thanks so much for participating! I'm amazed at all the entries xD way more than I thought! I'll try my best to add another prize or two to help compensate but... we shall see! *dances into the wind*
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Heyall howdy :llama:
I'm looking for more booooookksss to read!

basically, something with a light-hearted plot/writing but heavier themes?
that probably sounds weird/contradicting....
I guess, think of Northern Lights (aka The Golden Compass...which hopefully a lot of you have read IF NOT GO RIGHT NOW; IT'S FREAKING INCREDIBLE; THE MOVIE IS SHIT)

like, it involves a world where your soul takes the form of an animal, who stays by your side til you die...... and the world's so full of color and exciting detail and and *___* you know? I'm not going to say it's "childish" cuz that has negative connotations but... it's so interesting and fun *_*! But at the same time there are darker underlying themes like kidnappings and political corruption and etc etc.
I'd give other examples but they're freaking obscure.

anyway. I NEEEEEEED MORE STUFF LIKE THAT.
I also like stuff that involves wars.

If you know of anything, please please please tell me.

I'll probs delete this laterrrr
///sorry i won't be able to get around to many messages til tomorrow ;u;!! i'm not ignoring you guys i promise gah! just busy uvu
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Yaranaika Bunchie by MrShrikeYaranaika Bunchie by MrShrikeYaranaika Bunchie by MrShrike
galloping into ur soul



dont say i didn't warn you.
ok pls don't tell me I wasn't the only one that freaked out at these wtf
AHHHHHH ok!! I'm pushing it 2 more weeks forward, based on the poll uvu
I'LL START COMMENTING ON ENTRIES TOMORROW <3333

Create-a-Guardian :3

Here are the current beautiful entries!! indui.deviantart.com/favourite…

SUMMARY:

Contest: create your own Guardian

Prizes: 

  • First place: $30 (or equivalent dA points, but note there's a tax) + a medium-detailed pic by me + feature 
  • Two Runner-ups: $10 (or eq. dA points) + a chibi by me + feature

Judges:
:iconindui::icondykah:

Deadline:
May 19, 2014 


DETAILS:


I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with my charries, but most of the ones featured in my gallery are Guardians, which are basically half-human and half-god peeps.
 2 or 3 people in the past have asked to make their own Guardian charries. I loved the idea of other people's interpretation of them, so hence this contest :3



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(details removed)



The Prizes


  • First place: $30 (or equivalent dA points) + a medium-detailed pic by me + feature on my page for a while (I'd say a month)
  • Two Runner-ups: $10 + a chibi by me + feature on my page for same time

All entrants will be featured in my journal :3 


Deadline

I know people are busy and stuff, so I'll make the TENTATIVE deadline two months from now.
I'll extend it if necessary, but again, this is a MINI contest!!! As you can see by my sparse prizes, I don't expect a masterpiece.

And this is one of those contests where you can submit as many pics as you want, but you can only win once.



Judges


:iconindui::icondykah:
Fear our wrath.


OK SO... If you're interested in entering, please leave a comment (of fav if that suits youbetter?). I'm currently estimating 15 or so entries (based on the poll), but if any more enter I'll do my best to add a few more prizes.


~FINE PRINT:~ Please note that you DON'T own rights to this character! Yes, if you turned your own charrie into a Guardian, your charrie non-Guardian-ified is still yours, but not the Guardian form. Likewise, if you make a completely new charrie into a Guardian, the "species" is still copyrighted to me. You're free to make a story behind them for this contest, but nothing else outside it. Sorry bout that.


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OK, so I meant for this to be a really open-ended thing, but I guess that can also come across as confusing XD So I'll answer a few questions I've been getting more than once:


FAQ

-Is there a specific format you want?
Any format is acceptable, whether it's a sketch, a ref sheet, a mini comic, or a full-fledged picture. Whatever you believe it'll take to show/describe your Guardian. (I'd really like to see something that incorporates both the human and the god in some way, though <3)
What I'm really looking for is the detail behind them. That's up to you as well. You can put that in your artist description, or somehow put it in the image itself. 

-Are cross-overs okay?
For this contest YES. It's completely okay to put this charrie in a pre-existing story (your own, someone else's etc). Actually it's ENCOURAGED because it would really help in terms of character depth. However, please see the fine print at the bottom of this journal :XD:

-Outfits?
YOU DON'T NEED TO DO THE UNIFORM! If you really want to, that's awesome. You can also loosely base your own uniform off them, or make a new one altogether. Or not give your Guardian a uniform at all. Tis all fine and dandy.

Other things: No, the god doesn't have to be a dragon XD Most of mine are because I like dragons. And yes any time period is swell! Medieval, modern, whatever floats your boat. 

In general, when in doubt the answer is probably "YEAH THAT'S FINE!" But if you want a for-sure answer, feel free to ask :3
I may expand this FAQ a little more as time goes on, but I won't update the journal anymore. 
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Under normal circumstances this journal would be gone. But I want to showcase :icondykah:'s genius so it stays.

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Sketch requests?

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 28, 2014, 8:49 PM
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HURRAY FRIDAY NIGHT after a long week of studYING i want a break. but at the same time i wanna be productive. 

to get some practice, im opening sketch requests. as in I do a quick sketch and color it really quick on SAI or something.

just leave a link to a charrie/creature below. I probably won't draw EVERYTHING ppl give. but I'll try to sketch a good amount :3

update: i'm posting them heeere :B 



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just one of those days

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 22, 2014, 3:27 PM
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I was looking through my deviation inbox and I saw some arts that I liked and I thought "Huh, I should go watch them."
xD

yeah I think it's been a long week XD

In other news my mummy got engaged AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
i'm really excited
because that means I'll be in another wedding.

I CAN BE THE FLOWERGIRL.

last time I was flowergirl, I forgot to throw the flowers

it is time for me to redeem myself :icontearplz:



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<edit>omg u guys no :iconcryforeverplz: I just logged back on and now I cry because you're all so neat. thanks for being so supportive even tho I'm being such a whiny child right now like srsly hnggggg ;_________________; THANK YOU :icontearplz: </edit>


:iconlazycryplz: ok this is something that's been in my system a while and im sorry if it makes you angry but.

to all ppl seeing this AHG IF YOU WANT TO UNWATCH ME JUST DO IT RIGHT NOW OK yes i know my art isn't as good as it was a few yrs ago so if that's what ppl are expecting just plssss unwatch me now. 
I'm saying this cuz seriously every new picture I submit like 10 people unwatch me and I know this is a stupid thing to keep track of/give a shit about, and I didn't used to do this sort of thing, but ever since after my haitus I've been self-conscious about all the things and now I can't help it D: it's just an issue I've had, where I base how good of a person i am on whether other people approve of me. Yeah maybe that's not the best outlook but I can't change it. 
Basically, since I've noticed all these people going away every when I submit stuff, it's giving me this weird feeling like, there's an audience of people who can't wait for me to post my art and see that it's crappy art so they have a good reason not to look at my stuff anymore. "Omg indi, why should u even care...." I KNOW I SHOULDN'T CARE BUT I CANT HELP IT OK I know it sounds selfish but it's just a mindset and it's really really impossible to shift out of. It's the only thing my brain comes up with.

honestly I want to start all over, like get rid of my art and get an account on some other place or whatever so I can quit comparing myself to it, but at the same time, I've already invested so much time here. and as much as having a huge audience of skeptics freaks me hella out, I've also met a few really amazing people that make it worth staying;; 
plus starting over would be like admitting total failure which I'm really not good at coping with lawl.... :P

tldr: right now unwatch me if you don't want to watch me NOW!!! thank.

You don't need to comment.
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im so old

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Well, in 2 days I'm 20 AKA FREAKING OLD *grabs cane* 

To celebrate, I'll be taking 3 midterms this week. and another one the next week. just fyi I won't be online much in that time...

So I'm being proactive with this journal. thank u so much to :iconredcyclon: for the beautiful picture ;;
Come Fly With Me by RedCyclon
I still have 250+ messages to get thru amg so I'm really rly sorry if I still haven't replied/commented on stuff... and it might be another several days before I do. I promise I'm not ignoring you guyzzz life is just really insane right now.



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KILLING MAIN CHARACTERS

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 16, 2014, 1:21 PM
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Ok first, in response to my previous journal about introverts: thanks so much everyone for your comments ;; a lot of them were really insightful. It's easy to feel sorry for yourself (and by that, I mean it's easy for me to feel sorry for myself) rather than think extroverts get sorta picked on too, tho in different ways :P society seems to condone the lifestyle of an extrovert more, but that also seems to have an added pressure (among other things that you all described much better than I can :P)
Also, I just wanted to say the journal wasn't actually a vent in terms of my friends XD maybe it seemed like it. I'm really lucky to have people that respect my space and privacy. It was more about all the stuff I read about online or kinda overhear, and from my own family members.

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SECONDLY I've been thinking about this topic a while:
KILLING MAIN CHARACTERS AMG!!!!!!!!!
It came up "seriously" like 2 months ago in a conversation with my sister actually. 

It's becoming a trend in popular YA books and sometimes it's done well (like imo, Harry Potter series) and sometimes...NOT well (not naming names but...cough Allegiant and Mockingjay cough)

I think MAJOR characters have to die in a certain way that's adjacent to their values and their purpose of the story, but at the same time, with just enough realism that it feels "real." Kinda like how dialogue works-- it should feel real without actually BEING real. As we know, dialogue in real life is full of filler that "doesn't advance the plot" (lol). And number one rule of story-telling (probably just as important as "show, don't tell") is EVERYTHING SHOULD ADVANCE THE PLOT - whether it's character development or the actual storyline or etc. Preferably both at once, to be most efficient.

However, some will argue that making a character's death more "randomized" will make it more realistic. I think this is effective..>IFF< ("if and only if" according to my Math306 professor lol) the rest of the story is told in the same realistic style! Example: Band of Brothers, TV series about WWII. Also Game of Thrones (first book at least..). If you make it clear that your story is a "No one's safe" story, then right on. That's a hella good way to hold a reader/viewer's attention because all you know about story structure (ex: The Hero's Journey) is thrown out the window, and you can't really predict what's gonna happen. Extra credit times a thousand if the readers/viewers connect with said characters...

Honestly, this concept's a lot harder to explain than I thought, because this is more like an intuitive thing XDD But basically, when a main character dies, you're supposed to feel a deep loss, not confusion or "wtf"-ness, which would pull you out of the story.

I guess.. for example, you wouldn't take a character like Ron Weasly through all those adventures in the HP series... and half through the seventh book, he dies because he fell down a staircase and hit his head.
That would not fly. That's a pretty extreme example, but I think you catch my drift. 

Basically, if a major character dies, it's gotta advance the story somehow!! In theme, in plot, in another charrie's development...if not, then people will complain it's only there for shock value or the author's convenience (aka laziness).

AND your intentions should be clear (COUGH you should not have to write a blog entry explaining to readers why your character had to die because everyone is pissed off and confused COUGH veronicaroth).

That's just my opinion :D What do you guys think?



ALSO
Features from my previous journal because I'm a poop and forgot last time XD

:iconpinklionart: :3 Finally its today by PinkLionArtMerry Christmas Everyone! by PinkLionArtBig Brother *Remake by PinkLionArt
:icondykah: hans by Dykah Bad-ass Babes by Dykah Comp by Dykah
:iconsilverfang07:  Ghost by silverfang07 Hashibara by silverfang07 Pokechallange Day 31 FINAL by silverfang07
:icon60-six: Falling for You by 60-SixWalk Through the Woods by 60-SixBelly of the Beast by 60-Six
:iconroyalteal: RC casual AU doodle dump by royalteal vepar + zepar by royalteal happy christmas by royalteal
:icondaphfloconmojo: WATDT - page 77 by DaphfloconMojo  Looking at the moon by DaphfloconMojo
:iconkematic: Mandy by Kematic  Mit Enderson by Kematic
:icontajii-chan: Alexander by Tajii-chan When Winter Is Over by Tajii-chan Of Sand And Sea by Tajii-chan
:iconknightster: 15th Century Knight commision by Knightster
:iconmisslunarose:  Help! I have a Mary Sue!
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
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Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you
 Development of a Mary Sue by MissLunaRose New Writer's Guide (Friday, Nov. 8th) by MissLunaRose
:iconnoxivaga: CO: Token by Noxivaga Uh Oh, We're Not Alone by Noxivaga Amber by Noxivaga



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why does everyone have to pick on introverts? -_-

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:30 PM
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I'm so tired of people assuming there's something wrong with introverts. Some of us need to be alone/need more space than others. It doesn't mean we're unhealthy.

Like why is it such a big deal that I would rather stay in on a friday/saturday night and draw or read? I've been to parties and i've been drunk and I go out and whatever but it's just not MY idea of fun 90% of the time; conversely, reading or drawing is not SOMEONE ELSE'S idea of fun.

Why is this such a hard concept to grasp??? Ughhhhh.



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My stylus hath returned. (more features!)

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 2, 2014, 7:18 PM
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Hurray my stylus arrived in the mail today :D unfortunately it's a bit chubbier than my old one. I was able to fix it by changing the settings, making it more sensitive for the same amount of force, but it's still a tiny bit less precise. But I doubt it'll make much difference <:

Other news: not much. 

Second HERE ARE THE FEATURES from the last journal :D


Conductor Melody by WittleBanzaiTree   (for some reason the other two thumbs aren't showing up! :\ they work fine when I write the journal, but when I submit it they disappear... sorry :(!

Wanna Let Go Of All The Sorrow by SkyLandWarrior Jethro by SkyLandWarrior Stripes and Dots by SkyLandWarrior

Rainy City by Pheoniic Autumn Syndrome by Pheoniic Yaz Plz by Pheoniic

  

Sunset by ChiiSaku Winter Greetings by ChiiSaku ..:Happy Birthday Indui:.. by ChiiSaku

Luna Piena by Cerylune  

Eternal Water Amy by Soranova Pony art gift by Soranova Merry Xmas From Soranova by Soranova 

Bishiepoopooforhaley by Sachiko-the-biscuit Arisedetail by Sachiko-the-biscuit Commission-xsoul-chanx by Sachiko-the-biscuit

Red-Haired Shanks by Quicksilver-88Elsa Keba by Quicksilver-88Carrie Savage Tribute by Quicksilver-88


Again, first 10 to comment (if there are 10) can be featured in my next journal:)



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Things.. plus comment for features =D

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 29, 2013, 7:49 PM
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First of all, I'd like to feature my friend RedCyclon , who's been working on this beaded toothless for aGES and it turned out super great:
Bead Toothless v.1 - first look by RedCyclon like seriously, look at all those beads O______O


Second, I just want to say I've been feeling a lot better lately. And thanks to all the people that took the time to write a message, by note or comment or whatnot to me in that time--I might not have responded to all, but it really made a huge difference, and I feel super lucky for such genuine support from you guys. Even though I haven't been active, like, at ALL. Seriously, thank you <33
Going off on that, I realized that maybe I'll never be as active as I used to on this site, but I'd still like to (to an extent) be involved in ze art community, especially since my college MAJORLY LACKS all things related to art :XD: I'll try to keep commenting on your guys' art and stuff, even though it might be a ... little bit late 8D Anyway ~ First 10 people (if there are 10, at least) to comment will be featured in my next journal c:



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indi stop posting these useless journals

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 4, 2013, 5:23 PM
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interesting things that have happened to me since last time:




In other news, beginnings suck...........
I've lost track of how many times I've redone my story's first 10 pages D:
And the longer I work on it, (and really the whole shebang) the worse I feel. I mean, I've dedicated most of my life to working out this thing. To plotting and characters and stuff. It's gone through a lot of change, and those changes came from a lot of personal stuff. It's basically grown with me. Any of yall with stories, you know the feeling.

And it makes me think.... is anyone even going to read this? And even if anyone DOES, will anyone even LIKE it? 

There are no guarantees and it's freaking terrifying. I hate the thought of spending all these years on a project that will just turn out mediocre. (or plain awful).

And that's not even the end of it. Even if I do finish it and work out all the loose ends and stuff, and even if by chance it's not just mediocre, the possibility of getting a book sold to a decent publisher is sooo small. And the possibility of it getting a broad readership are a fraction of that small amount. 

Alright. The deepest truth. To be honest, I wouldn't care if hardly anyone read it. I don't want to sound vain, but the thing I want most is there to at least be SOMEONE out there that is touched by it in some way. Ever since I started it, this dumb thing has helped me, acting like a "hope vent." I want just one person who could read it and recognize the struggles, and give that someone a little hope or something...

I dunno. Obviously I wouldn't mind a LOT of people reading it, but it'd feel kinda pointless if no one was really affected by it in the end, if you know what I mean. 


Neghh. Sorry about the vent... though honestly I'm not sure if there's like anyone who watches my stuff anymore XD I've been so inactive. I feel really bad... but college is SO busy //sleepdeprivedandfooddeprived

I know I say this all the time, but it's cuz I MEAN IT! - I really appreciate every single comment and watch ;; you guys are awesome.. I'm sorry I can't do much to repay it anymore!







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