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Stream by moppaa
by moppaa

Frankly, I don't usually give a lot of five-star reviews on deviantART. With cosplays it is a lack of originality, or in photography it...

Delusions of Gothic by GrahamSym

To me, this is the kind of artwork that is often neglected for its seeming-simplicity. The concept of a vast structure, or megalith, a ...

Microbe by moppaa
by moppaa

Now, this is the sort of artwork I really feel drawn to. I'm not a huge sampler of the horror genre in writing - I find it exceedingly ...

LOKI: Let it go, let it go! by FahrSindram

Once again - as with your 'chains I made for myself' Loki cosplay, it is very hard to find fault in your appearance mirroring Tom Hiddl...

Plans for the Future

Alright, so this is what I've got going ahead in the future:

All's End & Violet Era: These two are going to continue unabated as they always have. They're my two solo pieces and I reckon if I stop them what remains of my viewers will commit to an exodus and I'll never see anyone again.

Finishing State of Decay: For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a collaborate between myself and :iconvorahk295: set after a rather bad bout for Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies. Anyone who is following the series will have seen that it's taking longer than usual, but we hope to resume a normal upload routine for our collabs at the end of the week.

White Slate: For god's sake people...we've had barely anyone looking at this thing. White Slate is the collaborative effort between myself and :iconzsstories: in an attempt to create an original piece of writing. It isn't related to the Sonic universe or any of the ones in All's End - completely new. It's the first original piece on my profile and :iconzsstories: has a hard enough time getting viewers as it is. I'm rather disappointed that no one is really giving this one a chance.

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Renegade: Another semi-original piece originally started by :iconmathiasthemighty: and subsequently mothballed after eight chapters, he has agreed to let myself and :iconvorahk295: continue the story in his stead should we wish to. I'm hoping we can, since it might be something fun to do. For those of you who don't know it, the first chapter is here: mathiasthemighty.deviantart.co…

A Red Mentality: Based loosely on the original by :iconkivand6: and a madness that overtakes Amy Rose, he and I will be revisiting his work and giving it a remake, hopefully improving it and adding a third person to the group I have collaborated with.

Gay Marriage? (Yay controversy!) 

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20 deviants said Yes
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3 deviants said No
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1 deviant said Other (Please Comment)
Alright, so just finish uploading a review, I click away from the window...and suddenly my front page looks like this:
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Let me list off everything wrong with this scene:
1) My page was set to the most popular deviations overall within the previous 8 hours. This is not that.
2) I had no warning that this change was taking place.
3) I don't want to know what the community mood is; I want to see artwork.
4) I don't want to see what new groups have been created, they're probably all going to bomb within a few seconds.
5) I don't want to see what the newest critiques are, because I want to be seeing critiques for artwork I'm interested in.
6) I don't want to see the most recently-favourited work, because I probably don't like it.
7) I really don't care how many people are online! The chatrooms are the only things that mean you need to know who is online for.
8) Could you perhaps show me the Daily Deviations in the bottom toolbar instead of just telling me they've been given out?
9) I don't care about polls from people I'm not watching, especially when the majority of them are inane and childish.
10) What the absolute fuckmuffins is my personal toolbar doing all the way over on the right, instead of in the middle of the screen where it's actually efficient?
11) You can't see it, but that 'The last 1 second" column carries on off the screen, for twice as long as all of those other widgets. Seriously, that little column is doubling my page size.
12) The old system was fine! Why change it at all! I don't even know what is going on!
13) Thanks for letting us know, dA. Thanks for forcing an entirely new layout on us that we weren't prepared for and didn't need. you're Goving it up.
14) UPDATE: there isn't any way to change this layout from settings.

This is all recent, folks. I saw this the second it changed.

Alright, so it's a Beta feature, but I didn't get any warning I was going to be fucked over for however long this takes.
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Jethro
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
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Check it out guys, that's me.
Wargamer, poet, novelist. Don't like sport, don't like parties, and that's the way I like it.

I'm a writer, plain and simple. At least, I think so. I've had people who love my work, and one who even likened it to Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner. I'm a go-to guy for that sort of information, and if you want hints or advice for writing in prose, feel free to approach me. I'm happy to talk with anyone as long as you are polite, treat me with an appropriate amount of respect, and please try and use grammar. I don't like reading a continuous stream of writing with absolutely no punctuation to tell me where the sentence - if it indeed does - starts or ends; it hurts. Just...punctuate a little, when you talk to me, just so it sounds like I'm talking to a person, not a computer.

I'm not a friend-o-philic. I don't add you to my watch purely because you added me to yours. It doesn't work like that. I don't give people watches purely because they replied to a comment of mine. If you want me in your Watchers list, you need to have a gallery that mostly has things I want to look at. One piece is not enough to make me want to follow your deviations. I don't mind if you don't release regularly, but unless the art is consistently stuff I want to see, I might favourite the pieces I like, but not watch.

Now, honestly, if you read my stuff and don't like it, don't even bother flaming me for it. If you don't like it, don't read it - it won't affect you in any way whatsoever if you follow this simple piece of advice. If you enjoy my work, feel free to comment with any criticisms or favourite parts, but I won't accept things like "this sucks because it remotely deviates from the original." I want to make things clear: The things I write are for fun, they are often fanfictions or new ideas I have, so do not expect me to be evangelical about it.

Sometimes I come to blows with people about what art really is. I've had people who don't believe literature is a form of art, and some who will believe that anything is art. I believe that art is the soul, written or drawn or painted or whatever you do, into the piece and thus lain out bare. It is a riddle within the darkness and the grey and the light that only those who are true can solve, it is an impossible conundrum, the master paradox. It's truth, the expression of who we are. That is art.

Interested in working for a game design company, Digital Pulse Interactive, email them here: info@digitalpulseinteractive.com

And can someone please start showing people how to capitalise properly? www.wikihow.com/Capitalise-Cor…

Personal Quote: "Expect no equal resistance - to strike against me is to meet the harshest retaliation. Perhaps I will play a game, but sooner or later my words will slice through your tongue."
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:iconmixedfan8643:
Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi Jethro. :) 

Just out of interest, when it comes to writing, what do you think the most FUN aspect of writing is?
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:iconbattlebrothertherix:
battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Seeing the life other characters live and living it alongside them, by far.
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:iconmixedfan8643:
Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very interesting. :)

For me, it's the fun of creating something. Creating a world for yourself to explore and characters for you to meet and you calculate the experiences you have as you meet the characters and explore the world. :D It's awesome and I love it. :D

Is that a good idea of writing being fun?
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The only point I would disagree on there is that we're not the ones creating it. The characters are creating the world and the story, and the world and story are creating the characters. We're only giving it a way to be shown to other people. We never really create stories...we just give them a voice.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
How's it going for you?
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not bad. In about a week I might be starting to craft custom miniatures from modelling putty.
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Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Say pal, just out of interest, I'd like to discuss a writing-related topic with you.

What would you say are like the Top 5 most important rules of writing?
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It depends - writing in general or writing stories?
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:iconmixedfan8643:
Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Writing stories. 

We could offer our own insights like what you think the five main rules would be and what I think. 

I just feel like striking up a conversation really and you quite enjoyed some of the ones we've had before so...yeah. 
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