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College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~While I was too busy stressing over the issues with the 1000 Words book and trying to fix the problems, I failed to mention some other, sillier, problems we've had since moving to a new apartment.
It went something like this:
Roommate: Wenqing!!! The sink fell!!!
Me: ...What?! (in my mind: Silly roommy got her English all confused. She must have meant something fell into the sink)
After going to the bathroom
Me: Holy crap! The sink fell!!!
The sinking sink, the sunken sink, the sink sank? Thinking of sinking sinks lol
And then the other roommate came home and was (in her own words) " ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ︵ ┻━┻ "
But as the first roommate put it: "The good thing about not having a bathroom sink is that you can just reach through the counter where the sink should be to grab whatever is underneath."
Living on the bright side like a boss~
Derping on the Road
My friend Guavi and I were heading
Info Updates & Mustache CupcakesHey guys! It's been a while and I haven't been too active on dA this past month but here's the journal to keep you all updated:
I've been busy speeding up the schedule so I can release my next webcomic, Fisheye Placebo as soon as possible. The current release date is set to early 2013.
That means Knite had to slow down a bit since it's difficult to work on 2 projects at once. However, I still aim to update Knite ch5 beta strips around once a week. You may have noticed that in the past, I posted Knite in full chapter flash format, but I really enjoyed posting beta pages on my :iconknites: account since this allowed more audience interaction. The problem was switching between accounts was too much pain, and updating several pages a day flooded people's accounts. In the end, I decided to post strips on this account instead. The strips will only be posted once a week so if you don't want to be spoiled, just ignore the strips
In other news, I have several other so
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Anime, Art, ActivismSorry for the flood of journals!
First, thank you all for the support about the Comic Con panels, and thank you, dA, for giving me the opportunity to do so!
Speaking of panels, I will be giving another one about how anime and art can be more than just pretty pictures, but also a powerful mechanism of change. I will talk about how I first started doing activist art, finding inspiration, and how that evolved into my life's career. I will also be talking about how you can easily take action with nothing but the will of your imagination.
The panel will be held at Cal Anime Destiny http://www.calanimedestiny.com a small one day (and super cheap) anime convention held at my university When I'm not panelling, you can find me in the Artist Alley (the AA is small, so I'll be easy to find ). The con is this October 13th at MLK Student Union on the University of California Berkeley campus 10 AM7 PM (more info here http://www.calanimedestiny.com/location )
I look forward to s
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up at
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
This is Madness! (and Sparta)Hello Eveyone!
Life has been pretty crazy lately. I just moved to a new apartment and we won't get our internet until a week later so I just want announce a few things while I still have the chance (using my friend's wifi atm).
1. Fanime was amazing! Thank you all who dropped by my table, and sorry that I lost my voice on the 4th day too much talking lol... It was great making new friends, hanging out with old friends, and just seeing other deviants in real life! I'm sorry a lot of the prints sold out on the first day, but I will try to open online sales for certain prints once I get my internet back. And I will definitely print more for future conventions
My deepest apologies for not having 1000 Words for Fanime. The printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ promised over and over that they would have it ready, but they didn't, and when we called them about it, they hung up on us. As a matter of fact, we still don't have the book
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
okay, my wife has some crazy fans XDi dont usually like doing cross promotion. we both just kinda do our own things but damn it all if this is not the most awesome thing i ever saw XDXDXDXDXD
its a strange dubbed version of one of her strips..and...and.. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD THERE IS EVEN AN EMAILING SOUND... and music .. and timed text appearing with actual voiceover doing some pretty cool acting at the same time... and...
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tip
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
April's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature & MORE!Welcome to April 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown nearly 600 Members!
So, a GRAND welcome to all of our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.
Thank you to ALL the Members who came back to vote again, for what is usually our monthly Membership Voting for this special event that we hold each month!
We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE!
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Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s
Feature #11Happy Easter Everyone! ^_^ Finally warmer weather is upon us
Fell from Heaven by arefin03dra by By-who-photographyRainbow flower 1 by a6-kawaken V by Lk-Photographyawaken IX by Lk-PhotographySimplicity.. by Squinsyinner sense by nari-meHiding and eating by nari-meLamb I by KajdaGingeerLitomysl III by KajdaGingeerBlooming II by KajdaGingeer11/52 by baravavrovaVenezia VIII by ralucsernatoniSakura by franticesVenezia VII by ralucsernatoniJust Go With It by A-MotiveMajestic Stallion by A-MotiveLet's Fly ! by MateuszPisarskisinking by leelloorPencil Crayons by steverankinLet It Grow by goRillA-iNKSweet Spring by BlueColoursOfNature
when the sun goes down by SeliSuperwomandry by SeliSuperwoman The Bay by deerArylide
500 watchers celebration feature!Finally there is the big watchers feature!
First I want to thank you all for watching my work, it means a lot if people favorite or comment on my photographs and people who give compliments or tips to improve. It gives me spirit to keep photographing and improve myself!
My work is by far not as good as a lot of photographers here on DA, but I keep practising and maybe some day I will be more satisfied with what I do!
If you are my watcher and you aren't featured it's because you didn't send me a note back or you started watching me after I have send out the note to everyone..
Down by Platycorn :thumb298840624: Wildflower Grace by Zesuri .:Kata Tjuta Sunset:. by Ebony-leigh Coffee? by Magical-moments Bubbles in the Bush 2 by cool-lizard waterdrops_203 by h3design R a i n d r o p s by GiuliaDepoliART .:Simplicity:. by LT-Arts When all you need is.. by Madness4eto Dream by VisualPoems Ever lose your love by Zayoon friendship by Twins72 :thu
All Time Journal - Weekly Featured Hi guys;
How is your day?
Anyways; I would like to share things with you!
I'm using this type of " all time jouranl " like I just update this journal each time I have something to say instead if writing another journal
comment below with the link of your photography Facebook Page if you have, I would like to start challenges, projects & contests with you guys so we can develop our Talent. Here's My Page " Sarah Hamid Photography" follow me there.
[update: 8-26-2013: I'm busy these days with my boy we're done with engagement stuff and parties, so excuse me I'm late for posting " featured artwork " ]
[ update: 8-16-2013: I'm late of posting the featured artwork for this week 'coz I'm a little bit with preparation for my engagement, which is it today wish me luck, and I wish you all a good luck
100 Watchers Giveaway! (NEW WINNER CHOSEN!)
Because the last chosen winner failed to meet the requirements, I will be choosing another winner:
Drumroll please..... and the winner is:
:iconevermorefire: Congratulations! Please note me within the next 24 hours to claim your prize!
Hello my beautiful watchers and fellow deviants!
In celebration of my 100th watcher, I've decided to do a giveaway! Yup, you heard me! I will pick one winner on August 15th at 8:00 PM (PST) by using the random.org generator. This lucky watcher will win the following:
A half-body cg art request! Example:
Favorites on 5 of your deviations I like the most!
20 points! (Point donations greatly appreciated!)
A super special llama!
A million slaps of love♥ *slap slap slap*
Note: I will not do fuzzies, mecha, aliens, or smut! However, adding things like cat ears or cat tails are fin
Naturally-Amazing End of Year FeatureHappy Holidays Naturally-Amazing Members
As promised, NA have collected the best works submitted to our galleries and put them into this feature.
For 2014, we hope to expand the club, run more contests, and most importantly, bring together a fantastic collection of photography!!
Autumn by LadyLennoxIn the past by PambaThe private letter by UgurDoydukBottle by diana-0421Glow Of The Gods by PeterJCoskun Treats to Eat by FlabnBoneFruity Tea by Tracys-PlaceCookie splash by Neji55Sweet morning to you! by GandraburPink Morning by Deond3Falling snow by GallynetteDragonfly 3 by wuestenbrandDerniere fleur I by hyneigeyou are my heaven by PiecesOfAnsleyRoses Pink Peach White Arrangement II by Philluppusshining thru by miss-gardenerHedgehog by wuestenbrandsounds of spring by Enkidulan Blossom 25 by wuestenbrand Entwine by FlabnBone Eternity by FlabnBoneRose in the woods 2 by FrancescaDelfinoBlue plumbago 4 by FrancescaDelfinoWinter Wait by piggyphoto Snowleopard by Tigress-Phoenix Black Lake, Louisiana by EmileeSelfGlow by EmileeSelfReaching by EmileeSelfWaiting for the sun to wake by AnneMarksRose by Eloieesoft memories by OinkyOwenStormy Ireland by SSquared-Photography
White nights by vally5Mystery Key by KayHulbert:thumb40
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